Former WWE talents Shelton Benjamin, MVP, Matt Hardy and Val Vanis have all come out saying that despite being promoted as such, they are not appearing on the Barbarian's December tour of Nigeria. Benjamin told AlwaysAList.com that advertisements suggesting he will be on the tour are "completely bogus" while the other three say on their Twitter that they are not on the tour.

Benjamin noted that Barbarian had not paid wrestlers for his 2011 tour and can't get him to return their calls. He called the former WWE/WCW star a "liar and a thief."