An AEW star believes Shelton Benjamin would be a huge star if he was just starting today.
Shelton Benjamin has spent well over two decades in the professional wrestling business and is widely regarded as one of the greatest pure athletes to ever step in the squared circle.
As a former Intercontinental Champion and Tag Team Champion, Benjamin has accomplished a lot throughout his career, but some fans believe he has never reached his true potential.
Speaking on his Extreme Life of Matt Hardy podcast, Matt Hardy stated that he believes Shelton Benjamin would be a huge star if he was just starting today. He said:
“I mean yeah, he had a good run but if he would have came later, if he would have came now where you aren’t necessarily pegged into being a guy that might not the best promo or the best character or the best personality, just nowadays people can be just based purely on their athletic skill and what they can do in the ring and I think Shelton, he’d be a huge star right now, especially if he was just starting out.”
Hardy and Benjamin have shared the ring together on several occasions, including WWE Great American Bash 2008 when Benjamin defeated Hardy for the United States Championship.
Matt Hardy last wrestled on AEW programming in a tag team loss alongside his brother Jeff Hardy to The Young Bucks on the August 9 edition of AEW Dynamite.
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