WWE banned David Benoit from attending events in 2019 for watching AEW Double or Nothing

David Benoit pictured with now-AEW star Chris Jericho

Despite not completing wrestling school with Lance Storm, the eldest son of Chris Benoit still wants to make the transition to the squared circle.

David Benoit grew up around wrestling, and wants to follow in his late father's footsteps by competing for either All Elite Wrestling or New Japan Pro-Wrestling - a promotion Chris wrestled for himself.

In an interview published this week with Chris Van Vliet, David revealed that he'd like to wrestle under the name 'Chris Benoit Jr', but legally he wouldn't be able to do that just yet.

In addition to that, he would like to use his father's iconic theme music and wear similar wrestling tights, of which he already has pairs made.

Despite what his father did, David was widely accepted in WWE and was often backstage at shows he attended.

But at one point WWE officials actually banned him from going backstage for the pettiest reason - he attended an All Elite Wrestling show.

Many thought that when Benoit stated late last year that he had been banished, that it was because he wore an AEW hoodie which was visible in a picture that Natalya posted on to her Instagram account.

David Benoit wore an AEW hoodie when he went backstage at a WWE event

"They all thought Chris [Jericho] bought [the hoodie] for me," Benoit told Van Vliet, per Fightful.

"I had to make a few phone calls. I was trying to talk to someone, but they never got back to me for a good four to five months.

"Everything is fine there. I talked to their lawyer and then I talked to [Senior Director of Talent Relations] Mark Carrano. I'm welcome everywhere now. We're good. Problem solved."

So everything is sorted between the two parties now and Benoit is allowed backstage again, but it seemed an awfully petty thing to do by WWE.

Despite everything being 'sorted', Benoit still doesn't want to wrestle for WWE - and there's no guarantee that they'd ever want him - but if he does complete wrestling school, there will definitely be one promotion somewhere in the world who will want to take him on.

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