Precisely today, when a possible new battle of Kurt Angle is envisioned for WWE SummerSlam (2017), we remember Team Angle, a team in which Shelton Benjamin played . It was said several weeks ago that the African American wrestler was in negotiations with WWE , information unveiled by Pro Wrestling Sheet, and that sooner rather than later, we will be able to see it on Tuesday night at SmackDown Live.
And there seems to be good news about it .
Yesterday, Ryan Satin again echoed the news of the “Golden Banner”, denying in turn the reports of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter:
Did the Observer report that Shelton Benjamin hasn’t signed with WWE? If so, that’s false. My sources say his deal is now done.
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) July 13, 2017
“Has the Observer reported that Shelton Benjamin has not signed with WWE? If so, it is false. My sources say that their agreement has already taken place. “
Benjamin was discharged from his illness in early April, after nine months of recovery and a nod from WWE that never came. However, this has not prevented him from competing under the independent circuit, with several bouts in such disparate promotions as Brii Combination Wrestling, Australian Wrestling Entertainment, Wrestling Superstar, or VIP Wrestling. Its most recent date was June 30, participating in a duel against Amanuel Hassan for the Canadian company Great North Wrestling . Since then, there is no record of new commitments.
Therefore, the longed-for formal contract with the McMahon product would have already occurred, almost a year after the company announced its return during the SmackDown Live edition of July 26, 2016. If at that time it was said that SummerSlam was a Ideal scenario to make a return, now the story is repeated , and hopefully not become the never ending story. It is true that, logically, will have to pass again the medical test of WWE, but with the shooting of battles that Benjamin has been on since April, we assume that this time yes, it will pass smoothly .
On the other hand, Satin’s information indicated that we would not see the former Intercontinental Champion until the creative plans were propitious. And on July 14, 2017, there seems to be little room available even for regular talent , though SD Live is seen as a land of opportunity. Nor can a world reign be demanded for a gladiator who already has 42 springs to his credit . In any case, we expect from SUPER STRUGGLES new updates that officially confirm on the part of WWE the return of this excellent athlete.