Shelton Benjamin Says a "Romance" Angle was Pitched with he and Paige for WWE TV

Posted By James Walsh on 07/09/24

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 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.”