Original geschrieben von Stingray:
I don't fully buy into that logic. To me, there are clearly things that can happen outside of wrestling that make it impossible for a person to be in a Hall of Fame. Somebody here already mentioned the extreme (hypothetical) example of Benoit. Assuming he would have been in the HoF when the murders happened, do you really think the WWE should have followed your logic and should have said "His brutal killings have nothing to do with his accomplishments in wrestling - he remains in the Hall of Fame"?
Sigi is obviously not murderer, but if you agree to the example from above, then you have already agreed that kicking somebody out of the Hall of Fame due to things that happened outside of wrestling can be justified. In this case, we would just be haggling about where to draw the line.
Whether or not the removal from the HoF it is justified in this particular case is another question. One that I cannot answer with the information that I have at hand.
What Sigi did or didnt do can not be related to what Benoit has been accused of (otherwise it would have been on the News already, at least nationally). When you go into the Benoit case you will see that there are MANY loose ends, why I state "has been accused of" instead of "has done".
But even if he has done these things, these acts, how horrible that are, are not related to his wrestling skills and/or his place in wrestling history.
So yes, Benoit, in MY opinion, does belong in a WRESTLING hall of fame.
Mind you, it's a wrestling HOF, not a HOF of good behavior, being nice to other people, etc etc.