Two weeks ago, I was reading a review of the last RAW PPV and the reviewer talked about how Shelton was in the doghouse because of that match (or because he was playing video games when the Undertaker said hello or something...). I watched it recently and he didn't seem to dog it or anything. Has anyone heard why he would be in trouble or why he hasn't been on TV for the last couple of weeks?
Kevin Kelly: "Mr. Austin, would you like to comment on Wade Keller's Take that endorsing the XFL hurts your anti-authority character?"
Steve Austin: "Oh shit, he actually said that? I thought the boys in the back were ribbing me!"
Kelly: "No, he really said that. Did they tell you the part about you sitting in the stands, looking all skeptical?"
Austin: "AHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah... oh man that was too much."
I dunno, but it's my opinion that whenever Shelton isn't the Intercontinental Champion or isn't hanging around with his momma, WWE doesn't really have much of an idea what to do with him. They're just wasting a talented performer if you ask me.
He's a good wrestler, but he won't be in the main event unless he learns how to talk. They had him on commentary the other week and it was apparent that he can't think fast enough to be effective on the mic. (not that he's dumb, hes just another steve blackman type)
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If they can bring back DX '06, why not a Nation of Domination '06? There would have to be some brand-switching (preferably Shelton to Smackdown), but it could work.
After Mark Henry's program with Batista, where does he go? Mark Henry & Shelton Benjamin with Faarooq (since he still works for the company) as their mouthpiece. And plus you've could have a nice feud with Bobby Lashley and his refusal to join.
Originally posted by canis582He's a good wrestler, but he won't be in the main event unless he learns how to talk. They had him on commentary the other week and it was apparent that he can't think fast enough to be effective on the mic. (not that he's dumb, hes just another steve blackman type)
Agreed. He has no problem getting the crowd involved with his ringwork, but it all turns off as soon as he opens his mouth. He's possibly the least-convincing talker on the roster.
Those guys have in-ring charisma out the wazoo. Benjamin's another Lance Storm-the guy's technically a great wrestler, he just doesn't wrestle with any character or nuance. Face, heel, whatever he may be, his ringwork stays the same: impressive but devoid of personality.
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Originally posted by kentishLess convincing than RVD?? Or even Bret or Benoit? Those 2 guys never really electrified a crowd on the stick, but seemed to do ok.
Definitely. Iíd probably even rank Shelton below Chris Masters on the mic, at least in terms of convincing me that he believes what heís saying.
Whenever heís engaging in any sort of dialogue, it seems like thereís a pause right before he can speak. It looks like heís trying to remember his line to follow the script, and he comes across as very stilted and unnatural.
I think Sheltonís also trying too hard to be chatty. I donít know if thereís a huge personality difference between his character and his real-life persona. Whatever the reason, he just seems to be trying too hard with his acting, and it hurts his ability to continue a story outside the ring.
Originally posted by oldschoolheroBenjamin's another Lance Storm-the guy's technically a great wrestler, he just doesn't wrestle with any character or nuance.
I wouldn't put Benjamin and Storm on the same level technically, especially at this point in Shelton's career. I thought Storm was a lot better than Benjamin is right now. Some of Shelton's high-risk manuevers can look really bad (though it's been getting better lately). But I get your point.
No more previous factions making a return. I don't want to see DOA, Los Boricuas, another Rockers, The JOB Squad, or any other filler.
Well maybe The Young Stallions (Paul Roma & Jim Powers)...
www.oklafan.com Big Show: Why is he getting the Intercontinental Title shot and not me? RVD: Ahhh...maybe 'cause you're a tool. Big Show: Look. I am 7'2". I am 500 pounds. I'm a giant. RVD: Oh ok. You're a giant tool.
Having a guy in there for comedic affect is no worse than having several muscle heads in there just so they can get a WM bonus. Even if Kane and Henry are the greatest (W)ECW champs of all time (what an honor)