Chris Benoit has been more or less erased from WWE history due to the double-murder suicide in 2007. Unfortunately, Nancy Benoit -- known as Woman during her time in wrestling -- has also been forgotten in wrestling due to her marriage with Chris.
With Dark Side of the Ring covering Chris Benoit's career and death earlier this year, the Benoit family was back in the wrestling spotlight. And Mick Foley believes it's time to have a real conversation about putting Nancy in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Foley wrote the following message on his Facebook page:
"Dark Side of the Ring" did an excellent job of uncovering truths behind the shocking 2007 murder/suicide of Nancy, Daniel and Chris Benoit. In the aftermath of the Spike documentary, fans and historians once again pondered the way that Chris Benoit - one of the finest performers our business has ever seen - should be remembered. It’s an important discussion. But equally important to me, is that several fans, started talking about the career of Nancy Benoit, and how she should be remembered. For the first time I can recall, talk surfaced of Nancy possibly being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame - a topic I had never really considered it before. But seeing the “Dark Side of the Ring”, reestablishing contact with Sandra, and looking back on Nancy’s career these past couple of weeks has been an eye-opener for me. I would love to see Nancy inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame - under whatever name or character her family and WWE collectively decide. For her work as Fallen Angel, I believe she deserves to be included. For her work as Woman during her first run in WCW – when she feuded with Rick Steiner, managed Doom, and managed The 4 Horsemen - I believe she deserves to be included. For her run in ECW, and her second run with WCW - where she helped create a fascinating angle that blurred the line between storyline and reality - I believe she deserves to be included.
Inducting Nancy Toffoloni into the WWE Hall of Fame is the right thing to do. Let us remember her, and define her for who she was and what she did in life.
WWE has remained quiet on Nancy Benoit potentially being inducted into its Hall of Fame and, according to Nanyc's sister Sandra, distanced themselves from the family following the tragedy.