Originally Posted by AndyWonder
Unfortunately the poor guy never really had a chance. He was incredibly gifted in the ring, and I remember getting really excited when he had those early matched with HHH. But he was horrible on microphone and that natural charisma is something you just can`t teach. Another reason that may or may be the reason he never got to touch the brass ring was that he was black. A friend of mine pointed out that Black WWE wrestlers are doomed to stay in the mid card.
I was quick to point out Booker T and The Rock and he retorted that Booker established his name in another company and The Rock was WWF royalty (Not to mention a great in ring performer and virtuoso on the mic). He then pointed out that nearly every other black performer was a stereotype that the WWE`s largely white audience would feel comfortable with.
That aside, I don`t think Shelton has the presence or charisma to sell out arenas. Thats too bad considering a good Shelton Benjamin match is just as exciting as anything his more successful counterparts can put on.