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Shelton Benjamin Unveils Dropped Storyline Pitch for His 2017 WWE Return

Posted By: Ben Kerin on Jul 09, 2024

Shelton Benjamin Unveils Dropped Storyline Pitch for His 2017 WWE Return

Former WWE star Shelton Benjamin did an interview with The Metro, and here are the highlights:

His return to WWE in 2017:

"[A] pitch I had, I wanted to be – this is when I came back the second time. I think Paige [now Saraya in AEW] was the general manager for Smackdown. The idea was, I will start off as kind of her bodyguard, but I think it was going to turn romantic and that was all – they were all set to do that, and then it just didn’t happen."

Another idea that was dropped:

"At one point, I was going to be Mr. Entertainment where, you know, I’ll be singing. I think we kind of teased it once with the Bellas where I was kind of singing Louis Armstrong to them… I remember Vince [McMahon] wanted me to be Mr. Entertainment. That never happened."

The Hurt Business:

"I love being a part of helping people succeed. But in the case of the Hurt Business, I felt like there was so much more for every individual in that to really elevate themselves within the company. And I think the fact that there was no Hurt Business versus Bloodline war is one of the biggest mishaps in pro wrestling."

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— Ben Kerin Jul 09, 2024 03:11PM


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