- Chris Benoit
While many of the wrestlers on this list have been essentially banned from the WWE, none have been so buried that even the mention of their name is forbidden. The only wrestler in the annals of the WWE that has ever had this treatment, and rightfully so, is Chris Benoit.
In June of 2007, Chris Benoit murdered both his wife Nancy and Son Daniel before taking his own life via hanging in what is one of the most infamous incidents in all of professional sports. The night that the bodies were discovered, WWE ran a special in commemoration of Benoit’s career, only finding out the circumstances of the incident after the show was already on the air. The following night, after the facts had come to light, Vince McMahon made an announcement on an episode of WWE’s ECW that Benoit would not be mentioned on WWE television again.
Chris Benoit had an illustrious career that saw him wrestle all over the world, win the Royal Rumble match, and main event WrestleMania, and all of which has now been erased from WWE’s history books. While the WWE has more than enough reason to do so, it is a bit of a shame that it’s as if one of the most talented men in the history of wrestling never existed.