Jim Ross On Shelton Benjamin Not Receiving The Same Success That Brock Lesnar And John Cena Did

AEW announcer and Senior Advisor "Good Ole' J.R." Jim Ross recently took to his "Grilling Jr" podcast to talk about a number of topics such as why Shelton Benjamin didn’t receive the same success 16-time World Champion John Cena and "The Beast Incarnate" Brock Lesnar did, who were all in the same class.

Jim Ross said:

“I liked it. I liked them a lot. Shelton was in that one all-star class that we signed that included Lesnar and Batista and Cena, and Orton. Shelton by far [was] the best pure athlete of the group that caught it quicker, that got it, so to speak, was Shelton. Shelton’s issues were always the fact that he, charisma-wise, just didn’t directly connect to the audience. But athletically speaking, you know, Shelton needed a manager, Shelton needed a mouthpiece to help him move, move the needle a little bit.”

Jim Ross then talked about how Benjamin finally got a little break when he was put in Team Angle with Charlie Haas and Kurt Angle.

Jim Ross said:

“So, Shelton finally got a little break there, which I was very happy for. You know, Charlie Haas is an Oklahoma kid from Edmond Oklahoma. And so I have a special place in my heart for him. And, of course, Kurt was one of our signees.”

“I just thought that pairing had a lot of chemistry and had a lot of symmetry and had a lot of credibility. So I enjoyed that presentation a great deal for many different reasons.”

You can check out Jim Ross' comments at this link. H/T to Inside The Ropes for transcribing the above quotes.