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Old 02-15-2013, 08:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why people love Shelton Benjamin that much?

Again, sorry for my bad English.

I mean, I know the guy is a good athlete-although his recent work in ROH has being mediocre according to many souces. But I admit Shelton was a good spotmonkey in the ladder matches and had very good agility.

But the dude spent 10 years in WWE and showed 0 charisma, 0 personality, 0 character, 0 mic. The guy was just that, an athlete. Nothing more and nothing less. In fact when I started watching WWE back in the day the thing I liked the most was the fact that every wrestler had something that maked them unique and noticeable. And since day 1 I disliked Shelton Benjamin because he was the guy with less personality, character or uniqueness I ever saw. Having white hair and golden trunks was his entire ¿gimmick? And despite his athleticism I found impossible to be interested by him as a face or as a heel.

So now it amazes to me seeing many people claiming that Shelton should have been a main eventer. Do you think Shelton Benjamin can show enough character and charisma to sell us a main eventer storyline? Because for me the answer is simple: No. He wasn't capable to sell me a midcarder random feud.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:01 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why people love Shelton Benjamin that much?

His work in ROH wasn't average. It was terrible.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why people love Shelton Benjamin that much?

Shelton in the ring is why most people love him,He's just extremely entertaining to watch in the ring.

I wouldn't say he has no character or that his mic skills are bad,The WWE just never really gave him much of a push to begin with so we could see Shelton show his true colors mic/charisma wise.
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Default Re: Why people love Shelton Benjamin that much?

You totally hit the nail on the head. Benjamin was/is garbage for the most part. The only useful thing he really could add to matches was a cool high spot.

I think the belief that Benjamin is good comes from the IWC myth that 'technical wrestler = a good wrestler'. I think that's much further from the truth. It doesn't matter what style you are, but it's about how you use it. I'd take a Jerry Lawler match over a Shelton Benjamin match any day of the week.
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I'd take a Jerry Lawler match over a Shelton Benjamin match any day of the week.
To be fair, I'd take a Lawler match over just about everyone else, too.
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Default Re: Why people love Shelton Benjamin that much?

Shelton was entertaining in the ring, but that was pretty much it. A great spot monkey for ladder matches - proved by him appearing in so many despite never winning. But pretty poor on the mic. He was never going to win a world title.
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Default Re: Why people love Shelton Benjamin that much?

Why do wrestling fans like good wrestlers? Hmmm.
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Default Re: Why people love Shelton Benjamin that much?

He was from an era that we liked more. That is the sole reason.
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Default Re: Why people love Shelton Benjamin that much?

Benjamin's lack of charisma/mic skills is really overstated imo. I don't think he was world champion material, but imo he wasn't that bad. Not particularly good either though.
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Greatest spotmonkey of all time.
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