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Old 07-17-2010, 10:41 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:44 AM   #32 (permalink)
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They tried everything, and he still couldn't get over. You can have all the great matches you want but it doesn't mean shit when you get little reaction.
"Trying everything" was part of the problem. There was never ANY consistency or any reason for the fans to really get behind him or for the fans to really hate him. He went from Mama's Boy to Terrell Owens to Pro-Black to Gold Standard in like 2 years. They never gave any of them enough time, and never gave him a consistent heel push. By the time he was face again(which he should've stayed all along), nobody cared anymore.

And people forget that he WAS over at one time....as a face in 2004 and 2005. WWE ruined that though, when they made him lose every match he was in for about 3 months straight, getting dominated by Carlito, losing to Kerwin White and Trevor Murdoch. How can the fans stay behind someone who is always losing.....when just a year earlier he was beating guys like HHH, Chris Jericho, and Christian?

WWE dropped the ball BIG TIME with Shelton.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:45 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Some guy. Did lots of flips, suplexes and dives. Suppose that in wrestling slang translates to amazingly extremely awesomely wrestle guy that should be WWE Champion.
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:47 AM   #34 (permalink)
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He never really did much in his last WWE months, so I don't exactly miss him. I also think that MITB will be fine without him. On RAW you have Morrison and Bourne who will be two guys that can do some major high spots, not to mention Jericho and Edge who are known for their ladder matches, and on Smackdown you have Kofi/Ziggler/Cody and possibly Matt/Christian who will be able to give some great spots.
I agree with this. I wouldn't say I miss him, although he was a spectacular athlete and WWE lost an extremely talented young man. The problem with Shelton was exactly what some other people said - he was never able to get over with the crowd, no matter what WWE tried to do with pushing him.

Sure Shelton was a staple of the MITB match and delivered some of the most memorable spots the match has ever seen (the double decker whatever you want to call it sunset flip power bomb from Wrestlemania 24 was one of the craziest things I had ever seen). With that said though, in Shelton's more recent MITB matches, some of his spots began to get somewhat over used. That is not to say that they were still not incredible to watch, but if you are in a certain gimmick match like MITB, every single year, and are always known for doing high spots, you have to always change them up and be creative. The MITB ladder matches at the PPV as well as MITB matches moving forward will be fine without Shelton, and in fact it will allow for new young athletic guys to show what crazy things they can do.

Another thing I have a problem with is when people try and make the comparison between Shelton Benjamin and Chris Benoit. Yes both men were wrestling machines and were sub par on the mic...but that WAS Chris Benoit. Not only was he just a wrestling machine, but his entire attitude and demeanor reflected his gimmick. He looked like a dude who would not take shit from anyone and just wanted to hurt people. Shelton was always smiling and jumping around. The "pure wrestler" thing doesn't work if the superstar's personality and look doesn't reflect it.

With all of that said though, I would like to see Shelton back in WWE eventually. He is extremely talented and always put on intriguing matches. His best bet would be to come back and join some sort of a stable or group in which he could excel in singles competition or on a tag team, representing the stable's name.
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Some guy. Did lots of flips, suplexes and dives. Suppose that in wrestling slang translates to amazingly extremely awesomely wrestle guy that should be WWE Champion.
Yeah, because that's all he did. He could do it all in the ring, he was a hell of an ameteur wrestler too. Since Benoit died and Angle left, he was arguably the best wrestler they had left in terms of what he actually did in the ring.
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Shelton is useless. He was there for 8 years and couldn't get over. They fired him because his only purpose was to be the spot guy that never has a chance of winning MITB. Now with guys like Bourne and Kofi they had no use left for him.
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WWE pushes who they want to the top.Lesnar,JBL and Sheamus is proof of
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They tried everything, and he still couldn't get over. You can have all the great matches you want but it doesn't mean shit when you get little reaction.
You mean like John Morrison,Cody Rhodes,Ted Dibiase,etc?

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Everyone knows he doesn't have great mic-skills, but neither does Jack Swagger.
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"Trying everything" was part of the problem. There was never ANY consistency or any reason for the fans to really get behind him or for the fans to really hate him. He went from Mama's Boy to Terrell Owens to Pro-Black to Gold Standard in like 2 years. They never gave any of them enough time, and never gave him a consistent heel push. By the time he was face again(which he should've stayed all along), nobody cared anymore.

And people forget that he WAS over at one time....as a face in 2004 and 2005. WWE ruined that though, when they made him lose every match he was in for about 3 months straight, getting dominated by Carlito, losing to Kerwin White and Trevor Murdoch. How can the fans stay behind someone who is always losing.....when just a year earlier he was beating guys like HHH, Chris Jericho, and Christian?

WWE dropped the ball BIG TIME with Shelton.
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Yeah, because that's all he did. He could do it all in the ring, he was a hell of an ameteur wrestler too. Since Benoit died and Angle left, he was arguably the best wrestler they had left in terms of what he actually did in the ring.
Not many people will match in athleticism, but athleticism isn't a required talent in professional wrestling. They need to be able to work matches, talk etc. People like Chris Jericho, John Cena, even Batista (PPV) were better workers than Benjamin.

He has been given multiple opportunities, but never did anything with it. He even beat Triple H, something very few people can say.
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I miss his great matches. He was one of the best workers the PG era has seen.
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Not many people will match in athleticism, but athleticism isn't a required talent in professional wrestling. They need to be able to work matches, talk etc. People like Chris Jericho, John Cena, even Batista (PPV) were better workers than Benjamin.

He has been given multiple opportunities, but never did anything with it. He even beat Triple H, something very few people can say.
No, those people were NOT better workers than Shelton....Cena and Batista especially. You say PPV....how often was Shelton given the chance to put on a top PPV match? When he was given the chance and given time, he did it. If Batista is given 20 minutes in a world title match with the Undertaker.....how can you NOT put on a decent match?

Shelton-Cena....I watched them wrestle several times on TV, and I know which one was the better wrestler....it wasn't hard to tell.

As far as in the ring, only guys like Jericho, Michaels, Taker, and Mysterio were Shelton's peers in recent years, IMO.

You say he never did anything with his opportunities.....you were obviously watching back in '04 if you know he beat HHH. Do you honestly not remember though? Shelton was "doing something" back then on a consistent basis.....he was one of the top faces on Raw, and yes he was solidly over. Why WWE chose to f with that, I'll never know. Supposedly disrespecting a road agent doesn't seem like a good reason to ruin the career of one of your top young stars to me.
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