Posted By: Rimsha Afzal | November 12, 2018
Shelton Benjamin Introduction:
Shelton Benjamin was born to his parents on 9th of July, 1975. He recognized as an American professional wrestler who presently signed to WWE on the SmackDown brand. He well-recognized for his great work in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and Pro Wrestling Noah via their working relationship by the ring name Shelton X Benjamin and American promotion Ring of Honor (ROH) by his real name as well.
Before becoming a professional wrestler, he known as a two-sport athlete in his college. Benjamin achieved an NJCAA championship in track and field and collegiate wrestling as well. After completing his study in his junior college, he got his degree of graduation from the University of Minnesota.
Shelton Benjamin Biography:
Shelton Benjamin was born to his parents on 9th of July, 1975. He brought up in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He started wrestling in his very early age at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. Benjamin then started to join Lassen Community College in Susanville, California. And was made a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) track and field champion in the 100 meters and an NJCAA collegiate wrestling champion as well.
He after that moved into the University of Minnesota on a wrestling scholarship for his junior. And the senior years of college where he got a 36–6 overall win-loss record. After completing his graduation, he started his job as an assistant wrestling coach at his alma mater. And got training with future Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) tag team partner Brock Lesnar. Shelton Benjamin decided to try to qualify for the 2000 Summer Olympics. But planned instead to make a professional wrestling career.
Shelton Benjamin Career:
Ohio Valley Wrestling (2000–2002)
At the place, he made a tag team with Brock Lesnar, where he made Brock’s wrestling coach at the University of Minnesota. Manually, they were recognized as the “Minnesota Stretching Crew,” and they managed the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship on their three occasions. The first two reigns happened during February and July in the year 2001. They achieved the label for the third time from Rico Constantino and The Prototype on October 29, in the year 2001.
After Lesnar brought up to the main roster in November in the year 2001, Benjamin made a tag team with Redd Dogg Begnaud labeled as “The Dogg Pound” and once again achieved the OVW Southern Tag Team Title on July 17, in the year 2002. Benjamin after that started wrestling at different house shows for the major WWE roster and amazingly made his WWE television debut on Sunday Night Heat as being a face character.
The World’s Greatest Tag Team (2002–2004)
Shelton Benjamin applied to join WWE’s SmackDown brand as being a villain on December 26, in the year 2002, by allying with Charlie Haas and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle as of their mentor labeled as “Team Angle.” Their first official match in WWE was on the January 2, in the year 2003 episode of SmackDown against Edge and Chris Benoit.
They began continuing their feud with Benoit until No Way Out when Benoit had a team with Brock Lesnar to make them defeated in Team Angle. The duo got the WWE Tag Team Championship by just a month after their debut by getting them defeated the champions, Los Guerreros (Eddie and Chavo Guerrero) on February 6, in the year 2003. The two then reached on in competition in their first WrestleMania match at WrestleMania XIX, gaining their tag label in a Triple Threat match against Los Guerreros, and Chris Benoit and Rhyno. Team Angle later defeated the label to Eddie Guerrero and his new partner Tajiri at Judgment Day in a ladder match.
The storyline included on the June 12, in the year 2003 episode of SmackDown!, when Angle started Shelton Benjamin and Haas and got suspended them from Team Angle. They then started to refer themselves as “The World’s Greatest Tag Team” and achieved the tag titles back on the July 3 episode of Smackdown. They defeated the title on September 18, after Benjamin suffering from a legitimate knee injury during the time of a match against Los Guerreros. Benjamin was continuing for about one month, but the pair started competition together again. And participated in a Fatal Four-Way match at the WrestleMania XX.
Intercontinental Champion (2004–2007)
In the year 2004, Shelton Benjamin joined the Raw brand as part of the 2004 WWE draft. After he reached, Benjamin rapidly and made a face when he scored an upset pinfall victory over Triple H.
Benjamin participated in the second Money in the Bank ladder match held at WrestleMania 22. Shelton Benjamin then started a rivalry along with Rob Van Dam, who is the winner of that MITB match, in just only one attempt to take Van Dam’s Money in the Bank contract. During this period, Benjamin paid more focus on his new persona.
The Gold Standard (2007–2010):
In the year 2007 on the airing of ECW, Elijah Burke came to introduce Shelton Benjamin as one of the newest ECW superstars. Benjamin, who had recently colored his hair blond just before leaving Raw, started to wear gold wrestling attire and referred to himself as “The Gold Standard.” On ECW, Benjamin started once again achieving more airtime and much higher profile matches, by defeating Tommy Dreamer in his debut as well.
In the year 2010, at Glory By Honor IX, Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas created their Ring of Honor debuts in a match, where they got defeat by The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli).
Benjamin and Haas came back to ROH at the Ring of Honor Wrestling television tapings on December 9. But, they lost the Bravado Brothers (Harlem and Lance). The same day, at the second set of television tapings. They got to defeat the All-Night Express of Kenny King and Rhett Titus. And took part in an eight-man tag team match, by making team with the Briscoe Brothers against the Kings of Wrestling and the All-Night Xpress. That was finished in a no contest.
New Japan Pro Wrestling (2012–2015)
In the year 2011, Wrestling of NEW Japan Pro declared that Shelton Benjamin would surely apply MVP for a tag match against Yujiro Takahashi and Masato Tanaka at the Wrestle Kingdom VI in Tokyo Dome in the year 2012. Benjamin and MVP won the match, after submitted MVP Takahashi. He came back to New Japan on June 16 at Dynamite.
Benjamin in Wrestling in The Year 2013
Shelton Benjamin came back to New Japan on April 20, now doing work as a member of the villainous Suzuki-gun. He worked as a teammate with the stable’s leader Minoru Suzuki in a main event tag team match, where they got victorious. Benjamin came back to New Japan on January 4, 2015, at the Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome, where he, Davey Boy Smith, Jr., Lance Archer and Takashi Iizuka lost by Naomichi Marufuji, Toru Yano and TMDK (Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste) in an eight-man tag team match, unfortunately.
Pro Wrestling Noah (2015–2016)
Shelton Benjamin participated in a wrestling in the year 2015. Where the stable involved a Pro Wrestling Noah show, by attacking Marufuji and TMDK. Benjamin and Sugiura eventually got a meeting in a grudge match on July 18, where Sugiura won that.
In the year 2016, the episode of SmackDown, a vignette on-aired promoted Shelton Benjamin WWE return. Although, on August 7, Benjamin declared that his move was on hiatus. Because of a torn rotator cuff, which wanted surgery. In the year 2017, Benjamin declared on Twitter that he once again medically fit. And fine to participate in the matches. Although, he also made confirm that he had never written a contract with WWE before his injury
Teaming with Chad Gable (2017–present)
In the year 2017, it declared that Shelton Benjamin had again written a contract with WWE. On the August 22 episode of SmackDown, Benjamin went back to WWE in a backstage segment. Where general manager Daniel Bryan announced Benjamin as the new tag team partner for Chad Gable.
Shelton Benjamin Personal life
Shelton Benjamin has got a bachelor’s degree in the management of sports.
Benjamin became a fan of video games. He achieved WWE’s THQ Superstar Challenge, a video game tournament that held every year during WrestleMania weekend. It now runs continuously four years in a row before getting retired from the event in the year 2007. Shelton Benjamin had never been serious with any of her girlfriend. He has not married yet.
SALARY, NET WORTH, AND BODY MEASUREMENTS:
Shelton Benjamin known as one of the popular names in the wrestling history. His body figure has taken many positive minded fans. They also praise him. Shelton gets a height of 6 feet 2 inches, and weight is 248 lb, which is about 112 kg. He earns a respectable amount of salary. Nowadays, his net worth is around the US 2.3 million dollars.
Shelton Benjamin who born in Orangeburg, South Carolina, is well-known as pro wrestler. He won many matches and achieved gold belts and championships. Wrestling is his main profession. through which he is earning a respectable amount of net worth which is around the US 2.3 million dollars.
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