Jim Ross reveals why Shelton Benjamin never became WWE Champion

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Shelton Benjamin was arguably one of the most athletically gifted superstars in WWE history when he was on the main roster.

The high flyer never got that main event push that his in-ring ability so desperately deserved, however, languishing around the mid-card for a lot of his career.

WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross updated the Q&A section of his official website earlier today, and spoke about Benjamin.


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Lacking Charisma?

According to the legendary commentator, the reason that Benjamin never managed to get his hands on that WWE gold was because of the WWE's failure to "tap into his charisma."

"I'd guess it was because we were never able to tap into Sheldon's charisma because he was an amazing athlete," Ross said, when asked why Benjamin was never the WWE Champion.

Benjamin won the Intercontinental Championship three times during his career, the United States belt once, and was a two-time tag team title winner with Charlie Haas.

He was named the Wrestling Observer Newsletter's 'Most Underrated Star' for the three years in a row between 2005 and 2007, proving just how much he was underutilized by WWE.

If the WWE creative team had only managed to come up with one good character for him, he could have been a star. Instead, much like Cesaro today, he was a skilled in-ring technician who the WWE had nothing for.

Here Benjamin is, in what is one of the greatest matches in RAW history...

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