One source within WWE says that Shelton Benjamin’s string of losses over the past few months was punishment for behavior directed at a veteran road agent.

The Torch Newsletter described the behavior as a “blatant negative and disrespectful attitude shown toward at least one veteran road agent.”

As indicated with Big Vito’s recent “punishment” on television, if one’s political and on-screen position is not secure, he opens himself to trouble when committing backstage misconduct.