Former WWE Star Says He’d ‘Be A Fool’ To Rule Out Return

Former WWE Star Says He’d ‘Be A Fool’ To Rule Out Return WWE

Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin says he would “be a fool” to rule out a return to the company.

In September 2023, Shelton Benjamin was released from WWE after two runs with the company.

After initially joining WWE as part of OVW in 2000, Benjamin spent a decade with the company until his departure in 2010.

Benjamin later returned to WWE in 2017 and remained with the promotion until his 2023 release.

In a new interview with The Daily Star, Shelton Benjamin was asked if he would consider a return to WWE again. He answered:

“I think I’d be a fool to not look at the opportunity. If they ask me to come back, I would definitely go back. I would be a fool not to.”

“They are the biggest company in the world, you get the most exposure. You can really expand your own personal brand there. The WWE is a marketing machine.”

“Most people think of WWE as a wrestling company. I think of it as a marketing company.”

“If you get a chance to go there, I say to anyone, ‘Go.’ Yes, it’s going to be frustrating at times. Leave your feelings at the door.”

“WWE doesn’t care about your feelings, much like any other job. I would definitely go back if given the opportunity.”

“Am I trying to go back? No. I take it day by day and deal with what I have to deal with. If the opportunity came, of course, I would definitely consider going back,” 

Since his WWE release, Shelton Benjamin has been competing on the independent scene.

The former Intercontinental Champion has wrestled for Prestige Wrestling and most recently taking part in PROGRESS Wrestling’s Super Strong Style 16 tournament.

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