WWE News: Big update on Shelton Benjamin's WWE return
The Gold Standard could be back in time for WrestleMania 33
We’ve got some good news for all the fans who’re still hoping for Shelton Benjamin’s return. The Gold Standard took to Twitter and revealed that he is still on track for a comeback, but is waiting for his injuries to heal completely.
Here is the tweet put out by the former WWE United States Champion:
Benjamin was one of the former stars WWE intended on getting back into their fold as part of the changes brought about by the Brand Split. He was announced to make his SmackDown return, and the anticipation of witnessing one of the most underused stars in WWE history was quite palpable among the fans.
Here is a video that WWE put out on the 26th July episode of SmackDown Live:
Unfortunately, the return was put on hold after he underwent a WWE physical test in which he got diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff. The rehabilitation time for such an injury is said to be six months, and if his current progress is any indication, then he could grace a WWE ring again once WrestleMania season beckons.
Also, reports of Triple H and Vince McMahon being high on the prospect of his return have increased the anticipation of seeing Benjamin back. A thin SmackDown roster direly needs his services with a possible return on the SmackDown after WrestleMania being a sound booking decision on the company’s part.
Adding to the development, a lot of speculation on his role have also been doing the rounds. Many feel The Gold Standard could get a push into the mid-card title scene – presumably the Intercontinental Championship title – with a possible reign also on the cards.
Regardless of whatever WWE has in store for him, the fans will be content with seeing him coming back home.
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