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Why Weren’t Carlito & Shelton Benjamin Used in the 2013 WWE Royal Rumble as Previously Reported?

As you may remember from a few days ago, PWInsider posted in their Elite paid subscription section that Shelton Benjamin and Carlito were confirmed to enter the 2013 Royal Rumble.  This obviously didn’t pan out, but here’s what PWInsider says went down with that: “As we noted earlier this weekend in the Elite section, Shelton Benjamin and Carlito were at the WWE’s hotel...
January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Royal Rumble surprises? Shelton Benjamin, John Morrison and others rumored in match

The list of potential surprise entrants in the Royal Rumble continues to grow. Earlier this week, John Morrison was rumored to be in the Rumble. Then it was Shelton Benjamin and Carlito, who the Wrestling Observer reported have been in Phoenix for a few days. Now, there's word that Chris Masters and Hurricane Helms are also in the Valley of the Sun. Are they just hanging out...
Via Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog
January 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Carlito and Shelton Benjamin in the Royal Rumble

Add Carlito and Shelton Benjamin to the list of rumored Royal Rumble entrants. PWInsider (via Cageside Seats) is reporting the surprise appearances of the former WWE stars. Both left the Fed in 2010. Benjamin had recently been rumored to be returning after a run in Ring of Honor. Carlito is more of a surprise since he left WWE disillusioned. Also rumored: John Morrison (via...
Via Hoop Fantasies Fantasy Basketball Blog
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Shelton Benjamin WWE Update, Brock Lesnar Update, Tyson Kidd Update, Kofi Corrects Newspaper

Benjamin talks WWE return: Former WWE star Shelton Benjamin who is rumored to be returning to the company, wrote the following on Twitter when a fan asked if he’d go back: “I should hope so. I still got plenty of gas in the tank” Benjamin opted out of his ROH contract at the end of the year and has been appearing on a day-to-day basis for NJPW. As previously reported it...
Via Wrestling Truth
January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Backstage Update – Shelton Benjamin’s WWE Return

Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter As previously reported, Shelton Benjamin asked for and received his release from Ring of Honor. While he asked for the release, he has not signed a WWE deal at this time. During the ROH Final Battle iPPV, ROH played up an injury angle, saying it was “recommended that Shelton take time off from the ring.” ROH is leaving the door open to...
Via WZR Online
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Shelton Benjamin/ MVP Return Updates, Slammy Voting Rigged, Watch Brilliant UK Wrestling Documentary

Shelton Benjamin leaves ROH: Although he denied being contacted by WWE, Shelton Benjamin return rumors have resurfaced now that his ROH deal is through. According to the Wrestling Observer Benjamin requested his release to pursue WWE negotiations. This doesn’t mean he’s immediately leaving ROH, but is no longer contractually restricted from jumping ship. As previously reported...
Via Wrestling Truth
December 18, 2012  |  Discuss

MVP & Shelton Benjamin Returning to WWE?

It was reported Saturday that some familiar faces could be returning to WWE in the coming months as there has been a push from several top talents for the organization to bring back some “solid hand” wrestlers that were previously released. Two specific names in mind are MVP and Shelton Benjamin as organization officials have discussed bringing the former Superstars back to the...
Via TWNP-Wrestling News & Information
December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

Shelton Benjamin Shoots On The Barbarian For Not Paying Wrestlers For Nigerian Tour

Shelton Benjamin slammed fellow WWE & WCW alumnus Barbarian via Twitter for refusing to pay him and other talent for participating in a wrestling tour of Nigeria the Powers of Pain star coordinated approximately one year ago. He is especially steamed because some talent who appeared on the tour were within the vicinity of a bombing. Benjamin wrote, “If any wrestler is asked...
Via cheap-heat
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Shelton Benjamin Rips The Barbarian For Not Paying Wrestlers

Shelton Benjamin posted the following angry rant on Twitter, noting that a tour of Africa put together by The Barbarian resulted in Benjamin and other talents not being paid… “If any wrestler is asked by UPW/ Barbarian of Powers of Pain 2 got 2 Nigeria, get 100% of your $$ Upfront. stiffed me & the entire Crew last yr. or if U know a wrestler planning to tour with UPW/Barbarian...
Via WZR Online
August 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Former WWE Stars Face Off on iPPV – Morrison vs Benjamin, ROH Mania Weekend News

– Former WWE star John “Morrison” Hennigan will face Shelton Benjamin on the World Wrestling Fan Xperience iPPV, which takes place on February 4th. The show will begin at 7PM ET, and will be available on iPPV at – Also scheduled for the show are the following matches… * MVP vs. Chris Masters * Melina vs. Jillian Hall * Also appearing are Carlito Colon...
Via cheap-heat
February 01, 2012  |  Discuss
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