MVP and Shelton Benjamin Rumored To Be Returning To WWE


Coming soon after news that Curt Hawkins and Rhyno are about to rejoin the full-time WWE roster is the revelation that former Superstars MVP and Shelton Benjamin will also be making a return.

This was revealed by former SmackDown General Manager Teddy Long on Wednesday on the Gerweck Report Podcast.

Long disclosed that he had personally talked with MVP at a wrestling show and that he said that both he and Benjamin were on their way back to the company once medical testing is completed.

41-year-old Benjamin, a former WWE Tag Team, Intercontinental and United States Champion, has most recently been plying his trade for the Pro Wrestling NOAH promotion in Japan as well as several independent organisations in America and around the world. He was released by WWE in April 2010.

MVP, also a former WWE Tag Team and United States Champion, asked for and requested his release in December 2010 so that he could go work for New Japan Pro Wrestling, a lifelong career goal of his. Similar to Benjamin, the 42-year-old had seen his stock drop in the months before his departure.

Since leaving WWE, MVP has worked for NJPW, TNA and various independent companies and almost signed with Lucha Underground in April of this year, before he was released for violating the terms of his contract when he interviewed members of their roster for his podcast.