If you were excited to see Shelton Benjamin finally make his WWE return you weren’t alone. He entertained all over the world during his seven-year hiatus from WWE. But it was finally time for him to return to business and start making a name for himself in WWE once more.
Shelton recently sat down with WWE.com where he discussed one thing that led him back to Vince’s Hall Of Headlocks. He also credits a very unlikely person in convincing him to have another go with WWE.
“I had always been waiting for the call, instead of pursuing the call. And, this is going to be very out of left field for anyone that hears this, but me coming back actually started with a conversation during WrestleMania 32 weekend with Lilian Garcia.”
Shelton Benjamin went on to elaborate about what Lilian Garcia said that convinced him it was never too late for a WWE return.
“I ran into her and we were just talking. Basically, she slapped some sense into me. She said: ‘put yourself in a position to succeed. Don’t be afraid to initiate.’ You’re never too old to learn something new. When someone is giving you wisdom, the source can come from anywhere.”