Jordynne Grace’s admits Chris Benoit tweet was irresponsible

Jul 11, 2022 - by Colin Vassallo

Impact Knockouts champion Jordynne Grace ruffled some feathers last week with a tweet about Chris Benoit which angered fans and close friends of The Canadian Crippler.

In a few tweets, Grace said that she knows her tweet will make people mad but was still going ahead with it. “I don’t think Chris Benoit could 100% hang with most of the present-day best wrestlers. He would not be able to remember matches,” she wrote.

After a barrage of negative comments in the replies, Grace said that people should never defend Chris Benoit. “Dude lost that right when he gave his 7 year old Xanax and strangled him while he was already unconscious,” she wrote. “Also may he burn in hell, Amen.”

But people like Chris Jericho, Chavo Guerrero, and Benoit’s son David, did not appreciate the comments and reached out privately to Grace.

Grace admitted that her tweet was irresponsible and unnecessary and regardless of her opinion, she should have known better that what she wrote would impact those friends and family close to Benoit.

She said that David, Chavo, and Chris, are supporting her in the decision to partner and fundraise with the Concussion Legacy Foundation, previously known as Sports Legacy Institute, and pledged $5,000, with the overall campaign being $20,000.

“I’m acutely aware that the damage has been done. I would never intentionally add onto the suffering of those already dealing with such a traumatic event, and I am sorry for my insensitivity and aggravating this already delicate topic,” she wrote.

The campaign can be found at https://www.classy.org/fundraiser/3997760.

6 Responses

  1. Jake Allen says:

    “Now that I’ve been called an idiot and am being called out as the p.o.s. that I am by a bunch of people who actually knew him, I’m sorry…” gtfo.

  2. CM Chippunk says:

    Her comments were stupid, but it was sufficient that she just quietly deleted the tweets and moved on. It’s hard to complain about someone donating to charity, but she basically decided to pay $5,000 in penance for the venial sin of having a bad take.

  3. DB says:

    Anyone can make a poor comment. Some double down and do not admit to doing harm. Others admit a mistake and attempt to make amends in some way. At the end of the day, speaking freely and openly is the best way to sort between the wheat and the chaff of character of human beings. Good for Jordynne, Chris Jericho, Chavo Guerrero, and David Benoit for showing the wrestling community how to have a discussion.

  4. Joseph says:

    Tweet something that you know will get people mad. Defend that tweet when they say something about it. Apologize for the tweet and say you realize how wrong you were and make a nice gesture like donating money to some cause. In my opinion, this was done because she was seeking attention.

  5. John says:

    It is true she said something stupid but at least she corrected herself. The Benoit topic is just an extremely odd subject to always discuss.

  6. Mudshow Mark says:

    Looks like she learned her lesson. Whether she genuinely feels bad or wants to save face, she’ll clearly think before putting herself in a similar situation.

    I saw a lot of speculation her original comments were about Kurt Angle in regards to not being able to hang with the current generation and that Benoit was an easier target to her.

    And to her defenders, who called her critics out as “child killer defenders,” that wasn’t the point. Her comments were just unnecessary.

    That said she seems to be literally and figuratively paying for it and who knows how much this has ruined her reputation. Let’s move forward.

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