Edgy Ellen DeGeneres Show Uses Pro Wrestling Murderer Chris Benoit For Punchline In Comedy Segment

Posted by April 18, 2017 17 Comments

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Either someone in the research department of Ellen DeGeneres‘ daytime talk show was playing a nasty prank on host, or they made a truly epic mistake last week. During a bit where DeGeneres asks the audience to decide whether a name on the screen belongs to a Coachella band or a professional wrestler, the name in question was Pegasus Kid.

Unfortunately, Pegasus Kid was the pro wrestling name of Chris Benoit when he wrestled in Japan. A multi-time world champion with a 22 year career, Benoit is most famous for murdering his wife and child before killing himself in 2007. Depression and the effects of multiple concussions on his brain likely played a part in the murders.

One of pro wrestling’s biggest scandals, Benoit’s name is never even spoken by WWE, so it was jarring to see him used in a comedy bit on the show, even if Ellen probably had no idea who Pegasus Kid really was.

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Via 411Wrestling

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