Former WWE United States Champion Shelton Benjamin, has been rumored for quite some time to be heading back to the WWE. Most recently, there was quite the speculation surrounding Benjamin’s return when the company; put out a playlist of Benjamin’s “most impressive feats of athleticism” and the caption noted: “When Benjamin returns to SmackDown Live”.
According to the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, all that may have been was speculation.
Meltzer: “Even though it has been reported differently and even reported with me as the source, those in WWE say that Shelton Benjamin has not signed a deal with the company as of earlier in the week.”
A conflicting report from Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet is stating that the deal with Benjamin is done.
Did the Observer report that Shelton Benjamin hasn't signed with WWE? If so, that's false. My sources say his deal is now done.
— Ryan Satin (@ryansatin) July 13, 2017