During a recent episode of “Something To Wrestle With”, Bruce Prichard spoke on Shelton Benjamin not living up to his potential. Here’s what he had to say:
Absolutely. Shelton came in, was part of that Brock [Lesnar] class with John Cena and Batista and a lot of studs, so to speak. JR would say, ‘Goddamn! Blue chipper class! Sassafras!’ And Shelton, first of all, he could do anything — to this day, he can do just about anything. Incredibly talented performer. Yeah, maybe missing a little bit of that it factor, but a great performer and being given the opportunity and being able to work with someone like a Jericho makes him shine all that much more.
Shelton’s stock was high, and I think that there were a lot of people that felt Shelton could’ve been one of the guys. Unfortunately, for whatever reason it is, [we] would hit a wall with Shelton sometimes and couldn’t get to that next level.
Oof. I don’t think that he ever fulfilled his potential. I think he could’ve been a much bigger star. I really and truly do. And I think that — I dunno. I don’t think that the audience would accept him at this point beyond where we are.
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