Being up in Canada, I've never seen OVW and never getting much of a chance to watch Heat, I've never had a chance to see Shelton Benjamin. I've read a lot about him, and everyone says that he's a can't miss guy (if I'm not mistaken, didn't he team with Brock Lesnar in OVW?). Is this guy really that good? I think JR said he'd be on RAW, by September, but I keep reading about him tapping out to Val Venis at house shows.
(edited by DirtyMikeSeaver on 13.10.02 1505) By the way, Storm's gimmick includes 1.) telling the audience to shut up, and 2.) occasionally making everyone stand for the Canadian national anthem. You know they don't know what to do with a wrestler when he's making fans stand for a national anthem. It's like waving a white flag and saying, "This guy has no personality -- we give up."
He did indeed tag with Brock Lesnar as the Minnesota Stretching Crew in OVW, and he's very good. He's quick in the ring, but will need to work on his promos a bit (IMHO). He's been on Heat a few times, so you might check that out, or hunt down some OVW tapes.
And here I was thinking that he was still in the dregs of a WWFE development deal, but I guess after Shane tried to hype his arrival in May 2001 as a member of The Alliance and the part of his speech (during Angle's medal ceremony, you may recall)