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Shelton Benjamin Reveals Why WWE Released Him In 2010

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (February 22, 1993) – WWF Monday Night RAW

On this day in 1993, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.

It was broadcasted from the Manhattan Center in New York City, New York and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania IX’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Bam Bam Bigelow vs. Scott Taylor

2. Tatanka & The Nasty Boys vs. Shawn Michaels & The Beverly Brothers

3. Crush vs. Terry Taylor

4. Skinner vs. The Undertaker

• Shelton Benjamin Reveals Why WWE Released Him In 2010

During a recent appearance on Lilian Garcia’s Chasing Glory podcast, former Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin revealed why WWE released him in 2010.

Below is what Shelton said:

“Me and WWE had a difference of opinion. I wanted to keep my job, and they had a different opinion.

Honestly, I was so frustrated by the time I left, but at the same time, I kept feeling like I was constantly trying to prove myself as a superstar, as a performer, show that I can grow. And it got to the point where I was coming to work and my heart just wasn’t in it.

It was almost like my spirit was broken because I felt like every time I had something going, it got taken away from me somehow or another. My entire time then and now, I felt like I’ve always produced in the ring, I knew I needed to work on my promo skills, especially back then, but I also felt like there were ways to work around it that, there were certain things that could have been done to help me that they just weren’t doing.

And it got to the point, I was just coming to work and I was just miserable, and it started actually taking a physical toll on me because I remember seeing a picture of me shortly before I left and I didn’t recognize myself.

I felt like I was so frustrated, and I was becoming complacent, like I was getting a don’t care attitude, and all the negative things that a young talent would fall into, having their own pity party, and I think they saw it, and the decision was made to let me go.”

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