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Jim Ross Wants to See Shelton Benjamin in AEW

One Big Thing

Legendary commentator Jim Ross believes that former WWE star Shelton Benjamin would be an excellent fit for AEW. On his podcast “Grilling JR,” Ross suggested that Benjamin could have great matches with the likes of Bryan Danielson and Will Ospreay.

Key Points

  • Ross praised Benjamin as a gifted athlete and great worker but noted his lack of top-level mic skills.
  • Benjamin was part of the competitive OVW class of 2002, which included John Cena, Brock Lesnar, Batista, and Randy Orton.
  • Despite his potential, Benjamin’s personality never reached the same level as his physical skills, according to Ross.

Why It Matters

Shelton Benjamin’s potential signing with AEW could add depth to an already talented roster. His in-ring abilities and experience could lead to memorable matches and feuds, further elevating the company’s product. As a former Intercontinental and United States Champion, Benjamin brings a level of credibility and name recognition that could attract fans.

Ross’s Endorsement

“If he’s a free agent I’d love to see him get a shot at doing something in AEW,” Ross said. “As long as he can maintain that integrity and stay in shape, which he obviously does, he’s never gonna be unemployed long.”

The Bottom Line

While Shelton Benjamin may not have reached the same heights as some of his OVW classmates, his talent and potential remain undeniable. If given the opportunity, he could become a valuable asset to AEW’s roster, delivering memorable performances and elevating the overall quality of the product.

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