Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Survival Tactix: Instant Mix.....

Over the course of the past week, Shelton Benjamin, one half of the World's Greatest Tag Team, asked for and was given release from his Ring of Honor contract. Why? He was contacted by WWE. In the wake of that contact, it's expected his return will be imminent in the coming weeks with the signing of a new WWE contract. ....And yet my question is why?

Why does WWE desire the services of Mr. Benjamin? Do they plan on finally giving him his just dues upon his return? How does Shelton fit into the newly shaped roster?

Moving into other news.....

At a live event in Mexicali, Mexico, John Morrison told fans that in 6 months, once he's returned to a full time wrestling schedule, he plans on making his way back to WWE. It has yet to be revealed as to whether or not he's been contacted by management in WWE, but it's certain THAT answer, among many will be brought to the forefront in the coming months.

The same questions confront John Morrison as his return could ALSO be imminent. My concern is that BOTH men will find themselves EXACTLY where they were before leaving the rigors of the WWE road schedule.....mid-card, never to rise.

The sad part in all of that is that WWE had a very good chance in giving Shelton a break in his beginnings on the RAW brand in 2003, when he began a short term program with Triple H, besting him twice in two meetings. Yes, he was in his formative days, but that kind of rubbing of shoulders SHOULD have given him a higher place on the card. *sigh* The road not taken....

SO, is this a shift in the tides? Well, it certainly is an attempt to wrangle in a few fans that stopped watching in the past couple of years. Those in Ring of Honor will probably wonder why Charlie Haas has lost his partner, but apparently, WWE has no interest in bringing back The World's Greatest Tag Team.

Plans HAD been discussed to bring back MVP as well, but as of yet, he has NOT been contacted by the white tower. Who knows what WWE has in mind for the coming year....

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