Shelton Benjamin has been lucky enough to have a long career in the professional wrestling business, and throughout the course of his career he’s worked with the best of the best.
Benjamin has had to adapt to many different styles over the years, and he recently told ESPN that there are only a few WWE Superstars who he would trust to call a match in the ring.
“There are only a few people in WWE that I would trust having a good match with to just call it in the ring: Randy Orton, John Cena, AJ Styles, Brock Lesnar and Shinsuke Nakamura.”
The former WWE Intercontinental Champion also talked about how wrestlers need to be more open to the idea of changing the plan as they go along, and he shared an example of a time when he and Christian switched roles out in the ring.
“Guys are so reliant on planning a match, to go out and do their plan, regardless of crowd response. Sometimes you gotta go out and call audibles. You need to say ‘this ain’t working’ and change it up. Christian was trying to turn the fans on him during a promo, but they cheered him even louder. We decided that he was the babyface and I became the heel. Right on the fly, we switched the match.”