Who has had a better career, R-Truth or Shelton Benjamin?
February 26, 2010 9:38am CST
While Shelton is the better in ring performer and has one the I/C, U.S. and Tag Team Titles in WWE, R-Truth is much more charasmatic and was the World Champion during his time in TNA? I'm taking Shelton, what about you?
26 Feb 10
Personally, I disagree with this whole "Who has had a better career..." deal, because I believe that each superstar is different, and have earned their own unique accolades and accomplishments. With that said, I don't really think R-Truth has been competing in WWE long enough yet to be compared to such a long-standing member of the roster as Shelton Benjamin. Talking of Benjamin, I really feel for the guy. He has such incredible in-ring technique and athleticism, and has remained loyal to the company, but his lack of mic skills really holds him back in my opinion
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26 Feb 10
This is a bit of a tougher one. Here are two men who I think have not fulfilled their potential for various reasons. Both of them are good athletes, entertaining in the ring. R-Truth is far better on the microphone but who has a better career between the two? That's a tough question. I hate to say this about Shelton Benjamin but his best work is as a tag team wrestler. I didn't see much of his tag team work with Brock Lesnar in OVW but what I saw was pretty good. His team with Charlie Haas as Team Angle/The World's Greatest Tag Team was awesome. They were not together for that long but they were one of the better teams in the past decade. Which tends to say something about the state of tag team wrestling. Shelton Benjamin as a singles star, I never really bought. When he beat Triple H, I'm like...uh, yeah, that came out of nowhere. Shelton has had moments of brilliance but there is just something about him as a singles star that annoys me. He's not as bad as Carlito(by the way, they should have never broken up the Colons, whoever greenlighted that break up should be fired. Neither has done anything worth any value since the break up and it was the first time Carlito has been interesting in years), but there is just something about him that just doesn't connect with me. Of course, it could be that most of his recent matches have been against guys like Vance Archer and Zack Ryder. So, yeah. He did have a decent run in 2004-2005 with the Intercontinental Belt but since then, it just has been downhill when he is not part of a tag team. His best match was against Shawn Michaels, who can have a great match with a couch. And then there was Shelton's Mama. R-Truth, Ron Killings, K-Kwik, whatever you want to call him, he's been fairly solid all throughout the years. In those first few months in TNA, he was one of the bright spots, along with the X-Division. He had a good run but of course Jeff Jarrett beats him and then pretty much kills his momentum for the rest of his TNA career. He still had good matches but after those first six months in TNA, Killings was never the same. He was wasted in 3 Live Kru, being anchored two guys who are charismatic sure, but in the ring are just not that good. I can't even remember anything Killings did after the break up of the 3 Live Kru, which should tell you something. Oh, of course, there was that one thing. That ill fated team up with Pacman Jones. On second thought, Shelton's Mama sure was a brilliant idea, wasn't it? Still with that in mind, I'm going to have to give the edge to R-Truth by a little it. He had that six month period where he was the most entertaining thing in TNA other than the X-Division. He has been good since returning to WWE and it looks like now he might be rising up just a little bit. Don't know if he'll be a main eventer, but a solid run with the Intercontinental Title would be nice. He'd be better than Drew McIntyre, that's for sure. Shelton's all over the place for me. He has his good nights then he has his nights where he is sloppy and all over the place. R-Truth is more consistent.
26 Feb 10
Although I prefer R-Truth I am going to go with Shelton Benjamin. He seems to get the better sppts while R-Truth gets tossed around alot. I realy would have thought that Shelton would have been world champ by now but looks like they arent going that way. R-Truth might have been in the elimination chamber for smackdown but i think that he probably now wont get placed back in a main event for awile.