Shelton Benjamin

  • Born: 07/09/1975 in Orangeburg, South Carolina
  • Birthname: Shelton Benjamin
  • Height & Weight: 6'2", 248 Ib
Titles Won:
  • WWE Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Charlie Haas
  • WWE Raw Tag Team Championship – with Cedric Alexander
  • WWE Intercontinental Championship (3 times)
  • WWE United States Championship
  • WWE 24/7 Championship (3 times)
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Charlie Haas

Along with being known for his time in WWE, Benjamin is also known for his work in New Japan Pro-Wrestling and Pro Wrestling Noah through their working relationship under the ring name Shelton X Benjamin, and for American promotion Ring of Honor (ROH) under his real name. Prior to becoming a professional wrestler, he was a two-sport athlete in college. Benjamin won an NJCAA championship in both track and field and collegiate wrestling. After attending junior college, he completed his degree from the University of Minnesota.

Benjamin started his professional wrestling career in WWE’s developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), where he held the Southern Tag Team Championship four times (three times with Brock Lesnar, and once with Rodney Mack). WWE then moved him to the main roster in 2002 where he formed an alliance with Kurt Angle and Charlie Haas, known as Team Angle (and later the World’s Greatest Tag Team with Haas).

During his tenure with the company, he won the Intercontinental Championship three times, the United States Championship once and the WWE Tag Team Championship twice with Haas. Within the World Wrestling Council (WWC), he won the Universal Heavyweight Championship once.

Notable Feuds

w/ Kurt Angle & Charlie Haas vs. Chris Benoit

vs. Triple H

vs. Ric Flair

vs. Rob Van Dam

vs. Carlito

w/ Charlie Haas vs. Cryme Tyme

vs. Kofi Kingston

vs. Zack Ryder

vs. Sheamus

Other Notable Achievements

MWF Heavyweight Championship

OVW Southern Tag Championship (4 times) – with Brock Lesnar (3) and Redd Dogg (1)

Danny Davis Invitational Tag Team Tournament (2015) – with Charlie Haas

WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship

Wrestling Observer Newsletter Award: Most Underrated Wrestler (2005–2007)