Hard Knocks: The Chris Benoit Story is a direct-to-video documentary released from WWE Home Video on July 17, 2004, to celebrate the career of Chris Benoit up to that date. The DVD version includes several key matches throughout Benoit's career.
Hard Knocks commemorates the highlights of the career of Chris Benoit, from his time in WCW to Extreme Championship Wrestling, and then WWE. It covers his career from his time in Japan through his World Heavyweight Championship win at WrestleMania XX over Triple H and Shawn Michaels, and everything in between. Through interviews with Benoit, his wife Nancy, and many of his friends in the industry, the video covers such topics as the birth of his nickname "The Canadian Crippler" after accidentally breaking the neck of Sabu, and his own neck surgery in 2001.
- Tokyo, Japan, August 19, 1990
- vs. Too Cold Scorpio
- vs. Black Tiger
- vs. The Great Sasuke
- Super J Cup Finals, Tokyo, Japan, April 16, 1994
- vs. Sabu
- vs. Al Snow
- vs. Eddie Guerrero
- vs. Booker T
- vs. Kurt Angle for the WWE Championship