Shelton Benjamin Teases Minnesota Stretching Crew Reunion

Shelton Benjamin, Minnesota Stretching Crew teased
Shelton Benjamin, Minnesota Stretching Crew teased

Shelton Benjamin made an impact on RAW Monday night. The event was held inside the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. In the early moments of RAW, Benjamin attacked Seth Rollins from behind. Rollins had been involved in a promo with Paul Heyman at the time.

Benjamin and Seth Rollins’ WrestleMania opponent, Brock Lesnar, once formed a tag team known as the Minnesota Stretching Crew. Not to be confused with the Ole Anderson & Arn Anderson team, the Minnesota Wrecking Crew.

Heyman referred to Benjamin as Lesnar’s “Assistant Coach” and training partner of Brock Lesnar’s. His comments may insinuate Benjamin has taken on a new role, one which once again aligns him with Brock Lesnar. WWE.com posted the following video which did not air live on RAW:

Minnesota Wrecking Crew – Shelton Benjamin & Brock Lesnar

Following his attack and subsequent single’s match loss to Seth Rollins, Benjamin posted the following to Twitter:

He then made reference to his former tag team with Brock Lesnar:

The Minnesota Stretching Crew were 3x Southern tag team champions in OVW. Lesnar and Benjamin spent 2001 teaming together until Lesnar’s late-2001 call-up. Benjamin would be called up the following year as a part of Team Angle with Charlie Haas.

It appears Paul Heyman may have brokered a deal for Benjamin to once again be aligned with Brock Lesnar.