The WWE could be set to re-hire a former Champion.
According to reports from various outlets, former Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin could well be making a return to the big leagues after spending the past few years working the indie scene.
This is after it was revealed that Vince McMahon's company have taken the step to recently apply to trademark "Shelton Benjamin" for the purpose of merchandise, so say 4-Traders.com.
Benjamin, now 39-years-old, performed for WWE from 2002 through 2010. He was released from his contract on April 22, 2010 along with Jimmy Wang Yang, Kung Fu Naki, Slam Master J, Mickie James and Katie Lea Burchill.
Following his departure from the company, he wrestled for Ring of Honor for two years, and currently works for New Japan Pro Wrestling under the ring name Shelton X Benjamin. He most recently appeared in Northern Ireland with Pro Wrestling Ulster this past weekend.
During his tenure with WWE, Benjamin won the Intercontinental Championship three times, the United States Championship once, and the WWE Tag Team Championship twice with Charlie Haas.
He had memorable feuds with Shawn Michaels and Evolution, with his matches against the Heartbreak Kid being some of the best of the 2000's. Benjamin was always an incredible in ring performer that never really got a push to the main event despite being so talented. Benjamin will probably go down as another talented black wrestler than never made it to the World Champion stage like so many others in the WWE.
So WWE fans, are you looking forward to potentially seeing Shelton Benjamin back on your TV's or is he too old now to make an impact? Tell us what you think in the comments below...