It is being reported that Shelton Benjamin, one half of Wrestling’s Greatest Tag Team alongside Charlie Haas, has asked for and been granted his release from his Ring of Honor contract.
Details are still sketchy but it is thought that Shelton wants to negotiate with the WWE about a possible return. Both WWE and TNA are reluctant to talk to talent that are under ROH contract so this will give Shelton more freedom to sort out his future. It is thought that he will continue with ROH in the mean time on a pay-per-appearance deal.
Benjamin and Haas made their ROH debuts at ‘Glory By Honor IX’, beating the Kings of Wrestling. They would go on to sign contracts with the company and win the ROH World Tag Team titles twice. The first time defeating the Kings at ‘Honor Takes Center Stage‘ in 2011. The second title reign started earlier this year at ‘Border Wars‘ when they defeated The Briscoes. Most recently, they beat BJ Whitmer and Rhett Titus at Sunday’s ‘Final Battle 2012‘ iPPV in a New York City Street Fight.
We will have more news on this development as we receive it.