Shelton Benjamin

Shelton Benjamin is a professional wrestler who is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

Shelton James Benjamin famed as Shelton Benjamin is a professional wrestler who is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) under the SmackDown brand. He has wrestled for the New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), and Pro Wrestling Noah (PWN) with the ring name of Shelton X Benjamin and at Ring of Honor (ROH), under his real name. Prior to becoming a professional wrestler, he was a two-sport athlete in college.

Chad Gable beats Shelton Benjamin, advances in King of the Ring tourney


In need of a reset as a singles wrestler, it’s important for Chad Gable to have a good run in the King of the Ring tournament. When fans last heard any news about Gable, there were talks of WWE bestowing upon him a new gimmick and new name. This week on SmackDown, Gable was paired with former tag team partner Shelton Benjamin in the final first-round King of the Ring match-up. The match itself was relatively short, with Gable only gaining control at the very end of the contest. Off a busted moonsault attempt, Gable surprised Benjamin with a sunset flip pin that was enough for the quick win. Gable moves on to about with one of the tournament favorites next in Andrade.

Where is Shelton Benjamin from?

Shelton was born on July 9, 1975, in Orangeburg, South Carolina, the USA. He holds an American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ethnicity. His astrological sign is Cancer. He started his fighting career at his high school Wilkinson at Orangeburg. There he became two-time South Carolina State High School heavyweight wrestling Champion and recorded the High school record of 122-10 overall win-loss. Later, he enrolled at Lassen Community College in Susanville, California. At that college, Shelton became a Track Field champion and collegiate wrestling champion of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). He was transferred to the University of Minnesota with a wrestling scholarship for his junior years and senior years in college. He also served as an assistant wrestling coach at Alma meter and trained at Ohio Valley Wrestling with Brock Lesnar. As of 2019, he celebrated his 44th birthday. There is no information regarding his parents, siblings but it will be added soon.

Body Measurement of Shelton

Shelton Benjamin, at the age of 44, he still looks very handsome with an athletic and strong body build. He has got a very charming smile attracting a lot of people towards him. He has a tall height of 1.88 m with the balanced bodyweight of 112 Kg. Moreover, his body details are not available yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body.

Career of Shelton Benjamin

  • In the year 2000, Shelton made his professional wrestling career debut with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) working in its development territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW).
  • He formed a tag team partner with Brock Lesnar.
  • The team achieved several titles such as OVW Southern Tag Team Championship, Rico Constantino, and The Prototype.
  • They were recognized as the “Minnesota Stretching Crew.”
  • He was moved by WWE to the main roster in 2003 where he formed a partnership with Kurt Angle and Charlie Hass named Team Angle.
  • He also won the World’s Greatest Tag Time Title with an assist of Charlie Hass.
  • He has won numerous championships such as Intercontinental Championship for three times, The United States Championships and two-time Tag Team championship with Hass.
  • On 22nd March 2004, he was drafted to the Raw brand as part of the 2004 WWE draft.
  • In the year 2006, he began a rivalry with then-Intercontinental Champion Ric Flair.
  • On the 20th November 2007 airing of ECW, Elijah Burke introduced Benjamin as the newest ECW superstar.
  •  He suffered his first loss since coming to ECW to Kane by count-out, on the 29th January 2008 episode of ECW on Sci Fi.
  • As part of the 2008 supplemental draft, he was drafted to the SmackDown! brand.
  • On the 500th episode of SmackDown!, on 20th March 2009 he lost his United States Championship to Montel Vontavious Porter, ending Benjamin’s reign at 240 days.
  • At the Royal Rumble on 31st January  2010, he entered the namesake match at entry number 20 but was eliminated by John Cena in under a minute.
  • He made his independent circuit return on 24th July 2010.
  • On 9th March 2011, he won the MWF Heavyweight Championship and lost it on June 4.
  • On 15th May 2015, Global Force Wrestling (GFW) announced him as part of their roster.
  • On 12th June 2016, he unsuccessfully challenged Go Shiozaki for Noah’s top title, the GHC Heavyweight Championship.
  • On 17th August 2017, it was reported that he had officially re-signed with WWE.
  • On 17th April 2018, an episode of SmackDown, after seemingly wishing Gable good luck on his move to the Raw brand on Twitter, Benjamin claimed his account got hacked and started to demoralize Gable, prior to issuing a challenge to anyone in the locker room.
  • Further, Randy Orton initially accepted the challenge, nevertheless, while making his way to the ring, Jeff Hardy came out and accept the challenge instead, defeating Benjamin.
  • At the Royal Rumble pay-per-view on 27th January 2019, he competed in the Royal Rumble match but was eliminated by Braun Strowman.
  • He was announced as one of sixteen competitors in the King of the Ring.
  • On the August 27 episode of SmackDown Live, he was defeated by former tag team partner Chad Gable in the tournament’s first round.

How much is Shelton Benjamin worth?

The net worth of Shelton will be surely in millions. In 2015, his net worth was estimated at $2.3 million. As of 2019, his net worth is under review. According to the source, he makes around $500,000 to $1 million, hence, we can assume that his earning (salary) around $1 million per annum. He owns a lavish mansion in Spring, Texas (TX), US. Also, his car collection is quite impressive. He has Ferarri worth $188,425 – $400,000, Mercedes which price ranges from $34,475, and BMW worth $30,025 – $103,225. He is living a luxurious lifestyle from his earnings.

Who is Shelton Benjamin dating?

Shelton has yet to get married and experience a conjugal life with a wife. He has a daughter named Kyana. He makes time from his busy schedule to spend quality time with her and shares the precious moment via his official social media as well. In May 2017, the father congratulated her daughter on graduating from high school. Further, Benjamin is not only a father to his daughter, Kyana but he is also a godfather to the oldest daughter of WWE Hall of Famer, Charlie Haas. The mother of his daughter is still in the umbrae, and her identity remains a secret until now. Also, there are no records of his past affairs or girlfriend.

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