Former Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin admitted that he has “thought about” who would induct him into the Hall of Fame as he names who he would choose should he be called up after his in-ring career is over.
Shelton Benjamin is a Three-time Intercontinental Champion, Three-time Tag Team Champion, and a former United States Champion.
Before becoming a professional wrestler, Benjamin had success competing in the NCAA whilst at the University of Minnesota. This led to him teaming up with Brock Lesnar in Ohio Valley Wrestling, the WWE developmental pre-NXT, to multiple Tag Team Championship wins.
Throughout his WWE career, Shelton Benjamin has faced off against the very best the company has to offer, working on his own or as part of a team to deliver memorable matches.
It is his consistency of performance that led to presenter Chris Van Vliet calling for WWE to honor Benjamin by putting him in the Hall of Fame, a call backed up by none other than the Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels who called his 2006 match on Raw with the former Hurt Business member as one of his best of all time.
During the latest episode of Insight with Chris Van Vliet, the former Team Angle member was asked for his thoughts on the Hall of Fame and who he would like to have induct him.
“I’ve thought about it. I’ve sat and thought about it a couple of times, me and a couple of the guys when that originally came up, me and some other guys kind of brainstormed. Like, on the list, Kurt, sure. Brock … I don’t know, Brock might F-5 me; you can’t trust him with a handshake. Gerald Brisco … like I said, I go deep with it. Even MVP.”
“People that are close to me, that have been with me for forever — those types of guys, I really would consider for that. I will say, if I was to make a decision today, it would probably be Kurt,”
“I would love for it to be Kurt. He paved the way for guys like myself, Brock, Gable, and … yeah. And again, he used his name to introduce me to the world. It would be, for me — it would be an honor if it were him.”
Shawn Michaels is not alone in praising Shelton Benjamin for his ability, as Matt Hardy opened up about the Ohio Valley Wrestling graduate claiming he would be an even bigger star if he was starting out today.
The Hurt Is Not Over For Shelton Benjamin
Whilst reflecting on his career and looking ahead to life after the boots are hung up, Shelton Benjamin has been quick to remind listeners that he is not finished yet and is also eyeing up some unfinished Business.
That would be in the form of a return to The Hurt Business which saw great success during the ThunderDome era of WWE as MVP and Bobby Lashley oversaw a hungry faction that included Benjamin and Cedric Alexander.
Benjamin would secure his third run as WWE Tag Team Champion and Bobby Lashley became WWE Champion.
Lashley has recently returned to Smackdown and seems to be guiding the Street Profits in dress sense and attitude, this could lead to a new version of the Hurt Business which would open the door for one half of The Greatest Tag Team.
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