WWE star Shelton Benjamin recently spoke with Wrestling Inc. about his desire to become world champion, and how he hopes to one day have a match with his longtime friend, The Beast Brock Lesnar. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
Would love a match with Brock Lesnar:
“Of course, I want a shot, absolutely. But I think for me it is a little different because I have a very long history with Brock that proceeds WWE. So, I know what I can do against him.”
His thoughts on WWE hiring more athletes:
“I mean, I think me and Brock, and Gable, and Bobby, we are all a testament to that kind of thinking. If you bring in athletes, you’re going to get great talent, great matches, great performances. I kind of have mixed feelings on only focusing on that. Because again, there’s a lot of great talent out there that I think deserves a shot. So to say we are going to focus primarily on this product type vs. this I have mixed feelings about that. But it is what it is, just like everything, card subject to change. This could just be a phase, but I also believe that great talent, they’re going to find their way here no matter what. It’s more of a hurdle, not a wall.”
His desire to become WWE champion:
“Honestly I want a WWE Championship. NXT is great and if given the opportunity, of course, I would go down there. I would love to work with them. To help nurture this new talent for the next generation, because we need that. But if you’re asking me personally, I want the WWE Championship. After the WWE Championship, then we can start focusing elsewhere.”