Last year following the completion of the TKO merger a number of WWE stars were released. Shelton Benjamin happened to be one of the names who got cut as his second run with WWE came to an end.

Shelton Benjamin recently spoke to Metro about some of the ideas that were pitched during his time with the company and he noted that one idea involved him becoming the bodyguard for Paige (Saraya) during her tenure as SmackDown General Manager.

“(A) pitch I had, I wanted to be – this is when I came back the second time. I think Paige was the General Manager for SmackDown. The idea was I will start off as kind of her bodyguard, but I think it was it was going to turn romantic and that was all – they were all set to do that, and then it just didn’t happen.”

The former Intercontinental Champion also revealed that a gimmick change was considered that would have seen him take on the name Mr. Entertainment.

“At one point, I was going to be Mr. Entertainment where, you know, I’ll be singing. I think we kind of teased it once with the Bellas where I was kind of singing Louis Armstrong to them… I remember Vince (McMahon) wanted me to be Mr. Entertainment. That never happened.”