Shelton Benjamin Says Budget Tried To Make Rental Car Gun Situation Right

Shelton Benjamin was caught up in an odd mess earlier this year when he found a loaded gun in his rental car.

The WWE superstar, and ROH and NJPW veteran took to Twitter where he voiced his displeasure over the situation to Budget, the company that provided him the car. When on a recent episode of X-Pac's 12360 podcast, "The Gold Standard" discussed the situation and clarified that Budget made him an offer to make up for it. 

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SB: I will say Budget has reached out to me, the car company. I spoke with a few of their reps and they have offered me certain compensations. I’m not going to say what … but you know it’s cool.


SW: Are you cool with everything? Are you satisfied with the outcome?


SB: I am, only because all things considered it could have gone way worse. And all things considered, I’m fine and a weapon is off the street.Obviously, the owner was not responsible so the owner shouldn’t have the gun.


SW: You were telling me you got pulled over like a couple days before you found it.


SB:  I rented it on a Sunday and I dropped it off Wednesday morning. But Monday night, while going to the town we were going to have the TV taping, I got pulled over for speeding. Luckily, I have great cop etiquette. I didn’t look in the glove compartment, he asked me for my information and I normally keep it on the dashboard, so I just handed it to him. And it was cool. I know how the climate is..the cop was cool. He said, where are you going, the usual questions. Then he was like alright, I’ll let you off with a warning, just make sure you slow down. And that was the end of it.  When I pulled the gun out (afterward) the first thing I thought was, what if I had thrown the information in the glovebox. That was the scary part to me because there was no way how I can explain away why there is a loaded gun in my glove compartment. No one would believe it.

All things considered, everyone is fine. But,  I could have easily been arrested because I can’t explain the gun. And there is a whole domino effect. Obviously, WWE would not look kindly on that kind of thing.

The issue gained significant attention, and comical responses among his peers. You can hear the full episode of Waltman's podcast at this link. 

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