Shelton Benjamin Back to WWE?, Jeff Hardy to Design a Truck

Nick Paglino is reporting that according to a source within WWE, it would not be too much of a surprise to see Shelton Benjamin return to the company some time down the line. Prior to Benjamin’s release, he went back to college, which may have factored into WWE’s decision to let him go. Benjamin went back to school to get his degree, and it’s being said that he will receive it at the end of the semester, which would then free him up to return to WWE.

TNA has issued the following press release:


TNA Superstar will create special paint job for Sadler’s truck at this weekend’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series North Carolina Education Lottery 200 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling Superstar "The Charismatic Enigma" Jeff Hardy is considered one of the most creative professional wrestlers in history, and now he’s taking his art to the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.

Hardy, a native of Cameron, North Carolina, will design a special paint scheme for driver Hermie Sadler’s truck in the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 May 21 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In addition to being one of the most unique and artistic professional wrestlers in the world, Hardy is also an avid painter and designer.

"I was asked to create a design for a race truck. When I asked, ‘what kind of design?’ they said ‘just something like your paintings,’ and that’s exactly what they got. After seeing the final design, I was blown away!," Hardy said.

"I’m thrilled that Jeff wanted to show his skills and design this truck," Sadler said. "It will be cool to see what the NASCAR and TNA Wrestling fans think of the design, and hopefully Jeff’s large fan base in North Carolina will be in Charlotte pulling for us."

TNA fans will be able to purchase a special limited edition die-cast 1/24th scale replica of Hardy’s design this Fall at

TNA Superstar Shannon Moore of the tag team "Ink Inc." will join Hardy at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday for All-Star Race Day, including an autograph session at the CMS Kids Zone Area starting at 2 p.m. ET. Hardy will also participate as a celebrity judge in the "Pennzoil Ultra Victory Challenge," airing live on the SPEED network 5: this Saturday, May 22 at 5:30 p.m. ET.

The "Pennzoil Ultra Victory Challenge" will feature a burnout challenge contest between top NASCAR drivers Joey Logano, David Reutimann, Jamie McMurray, Kyle Busch, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer and Ryan Newman.

Joining Hardy on the celebrity judge panel will be Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith and singer Scott Stapp and guitar player Mark Tremonit of the band Creed.

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