The former WWE star Brock Lesnar had once teamed up with The Hurt Business member, Shelton Benjamin. But, that came up during his developmental years in Ohio Valley Wrestling.
During a recent interview Jim Cornette, who was the head booker of the developmental promotion at that time went on to speak about Lesnar and Benjamin working as a tag-team.
Jim Cornette reveals why he paired Brock Lesnar with Shelton Benjamin
Before, Lesnar’s main roster call up in 2002, he worked in OVW and as mentioned was paired with Benjamin. Jim Cornette called Lesnar ‘boring and according to him, he had no personality. Thus, to improve things on his behalf, Cornette paired him up with Benjamin, who was ‘exciting and likeable.’ Brock Lesnar ‘Replacing’ Paul Heyman In AEW?
Jim Cornette said:
“From the start I could tell. He had no personality, because he was solemn, he wasn’t outgoing, he wasn’t a fan, he wasn’t f****** cut up in the locker room, he had been catered to as a star athlete in these f****** cowtowns that he grew up in, South Dakota or whatever. He wasn’t working as hard as the other guys were working because he was a natural genetic freak and didn’t have to. But he was somewhat boring and not suited to the personality side of this business which is why I gave Shelton to him as a tag team partner ’cause Shelton could do everything and was exciting and was actually likeable.”
Brock Lesnar is currently on a hiatus and has been away from WWE since his loss against Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania 36, while Shelton Benjamin and teamed up with Cedric Alexander and are no longer the part of The Hurt Business stable.