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From the WWE Rumour Mill: Shelton Benjamin's Match on Smackdown Cancelled?

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Shelton Benjamin's debut might be delayed

What's the story?

According to Cagesideseats, Shelton Benjamin's first match after returning to WWE, which was scheduled to take place on tomorrows Smackdown Live show, has been cancelled. Benjamin lives in Houston and was not on the road when Hurricane Harvey hit, so he may be stuck and unavailable for tomorrow's show.

In case you didn't know....

Shelton Benjamin was supposed to make a WWE return back in 2016, with promos for his return to Smackdown airing on television. This would not happen due to the last minute injury that he suffered, hampering any chances of a return by him.

Earlier this month, he signed a contract with WWE and made his first appearance on Smackdown last week, with Daniel Bryan announcing that he would team with Chad Gable.

The heart of the matter

On last week's Smackdown Live, it was announced that Shelton would have his first match after returning to the WWE on tomorrow's show. But with Hurricane Harvey hitting, and Shelton's home being in Houston, this seems to be up in the air.

If he was not on the road already, then he is definitely stuck in Houston, and will not be able to appear tomorrow. None of this has been confirmed by WWE or Shelton himself, though Shelton took to Twitter to tweet about Hurricane Harvey and staying together in the face of trouble.

What's next?

If his return is hampered due to the Hurricane, there is very little anyone can do about it. The forces of nature cannot be controlled by anyone and this will be extremely bad luck for him just after his debut last week.

Author's take

Shelton's luck with regards to WWE seems to be some of the worst ever. Shelton and Chad Gable will be an amazing tag team on Smackdown, as they are both incredible workers

With neither WWE nor Shelton tweeting and hyping his return to Smackdown since the storm hit, there is a very strong possibility it will be a bit longer before we see him return to action in the ring.

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