10 Superstars close to a Grand Slam in WWE
Grand Slam in WWE or any other professional wrestling promotion is a situation in which a particular wrestler wins every title available in the promotion at least once. WWE has seen its Grand Slam rules change over the years due to the European and Hardcore championships becoming defunct.
The current rules state that a wrestler has to win the Intercontinental, US, either of Raw or SDL tag team championships and one of the two heavyweight belts. Under the current rules, only 7 wrestlers have achieved the Grand Slam in WWE. Dean Ambrose became the latest addition to this Elite Club when he won the Raw Tag Team Championship along with Seth Rollins.
In this list, we look at 10 current superstars who are one championship away from being recognised as Grand Slam champions in WWE.
#10 Shelton Benjamin
Shelton Benjamin recently returned to Smackdown Live as Chad Gable's new tag team partner. However, WWE fans are no strangers to this athletic superstar. Benjamin in his previous stint with WWE was a major player defeating the likes of Chris Jericho and Triple H.
Shelton has won the Intercontinental Championship three times, the US championship once and the tag team championship along with Charlie Haas during his run from 2002-10. He needs a heavyweight championship win to complete the Grand Slam and since he is currently on Smackdown, he should be setting his eyes on Jinder Mahal next.
Shelton Benjamin was regarded as one of the finest superstars to have never won the WWE Championship. He has a decent recognition with the fans and his return fetched an overwhelming response from the WWE Universe. A decent run with the title for The Gold Standard could be a smart move by WWE.