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“Absolutely not” – Shelton Benjamin’s Reaction To Vince McMahon Pitching To Bring His Real Mother On TV

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In 2006, WWE brought in American actress and comedian Thea Vidale to play Shelton Benjamin’s mother on television.

She was paired up with him during the starting of 2006, leading to his Intercontinental Championship win in February.

Speaking to Chris Van Vliet, Benjamin revealed that WWE Executive Chairman Vince McMahon wanted the Momma Benjamin character to be played by Benjamin’s own mother, but he refused to bring her in for the storyline.

Below is what Shelton said:

“I had a meeting with Vince (McMahon) and I was just like, ‘Okay, right now I’m not doing anything. I want to contribute.’ And I had an idea and first — and I don’t know where he came up with the mama thing.

So when he first approached me about it, he basically said, ‘How would you feel about having your real mama on the road?’ And I said, ‘Absolutely not. There’s no way I’m going to expose my mother to this locker room.’

Because as nice as a guy I am, I love everybody on the roster. But if one person were to say something (I didn’t like) to my real mom, I would have had a really short career.”

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