The feeling within management on Shelton Benjamin is that he “coasts” too much because he’s so gifted. Vince McMahon hasn’t invested more in him more quickly because there are doubts about his hunger and willingness to work as hard as is necessary consistently if he were to get a top push, plus his promo skills remain a concern. Agent reports from house shows on Benjamin and Carlito are consistently inconsistent, which works against them. The rap on Carlito is there is a sense of entitlement or he comes across as content, if not spoiled.
Linda McMahon has cut back on some of her executive duties in WWE since Michael Selick took over as CFO earlier this year. There is some belief she will further tone down her duties, as sources say they believe at this point in her life she’d be completely content being a grandmother for Shane and Stephanie’s kids and getting away from the grind and stress of running WWE’s front office.