A former employee of Wold Wrestling Entertainment has been in talks with the organization in recent weeks.
This individual was offered a dark match for a WWE event; he obviously accepted. He defeated Curt Hawkins prior to a Smackdown taping.
This man was released last April. He spent almost ten years with the WWE. He won multiple Intercontinental Championships, United States Championships and Tag Team Championships.
Any guesses as to who it is?
He is "The Gold Standard" Shelton Benjamin!
Shelton was released by WWE but left in good terms. Both sides are open to a future return.
Shelton's chances of return are highly likely in the future, but not now. Don't expect to see Benjamin back for a little while.
He is scheduled to work numerous upcoming ROH events with his partner, Charlie Haas.
After his work in ROH is done, I'd expect him to then re-sign with WWE.
It would be terrific if Benjamin were to return right in the middle of the WWE Youth Movement. We all know Shelton has the in-ring skills to be a World Champion, it just all depends on his mic skills.
I wouldn't expect WWE to put the strap on him immediately, but book him like John Morrison; put him in some main event matches and pull off some crazy spots.
I am all in favor of Shelton returning. I was a big fan of his before he was released. It would be a good move for WWE to get Benjamin back. He is a future World Champion waiting to happen.