Full Name Shelton James Benjamin
Born July 9, 1975
Shelton Benjamin started his wrestling career well before he made his debut in the WWE.
During this time, he wrestled as an Amateur and had a 122-10 record. While training in OVW
with then tag team partner Brock Lesnar, Shelton Benjamin was an assistant wrestling coach
for his Alma Mater.
Development, Brock Lesnar and Tag Team Wrestling:
Shelton Benjamin was Brock Lesnar’s tag team partner in Ohio Valley Wrestling, and the two
of them together had quite a few tag title reigns.
Lesnar would be called up to the main roster before him, and when Shelton Benjamin finally
came to the main roster in 2002, he did so teaming with Charlie Haas and Kurt Angle as
Team Angle. The team of Haas and Benjamin was known as the World’s Greatest Tag
In 2004 he got a big push as a singles wrestler. He would regularly wrestle with Evolution
members, and became a thorn in their side. He was booked as the young up and comer,
and would regularly put on show-stealing performances.
Benjamin went through a losing streak which saw his ‘mother’ appear at his ringside.
Managed by his mother, Benjamin would regularly cheat to win. During this time he also
became the Intercontinental Champion.
Shelton Benjamin had a big feud with Rob Van Dam during this time which saw the
Intercontinental Title change hands a number of times.
Benjamin then went to ECW and regularly wrestled the wrestlers there, maintaining his heel
United States Champion:
After coming to SmackDown Shelton Benjamin performed for the United States
Championship and won it after defeating Matt Hardy. He would soon leave WWE two years
later, after losing the Championship and slowly fading to the background.
Return to WWE:
After 7 years of wrestling in the Independent Scene and New Japan and ROH, Shelton
Benjamin returned to WWE after the Brand Split. He was supposed to return earlier but an
injury prevented Benjamin from returning.
Since returning he teamed up with Chad Gable as a heel tag team. After Gable went to Raw,
Shelton Benjamin has wrestled as a solo heel, but rarely appears on WWE television.