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 Intercontinental Championship (3 times)
  • WWE United States Championship (1 time)
  • ROH World Tag Team Championship (2 times) – with Charlie Haas

He is an American professional wrestler, and former amateur wrestler, perhaps best known for his tenure in WWE. Benjamin also wrestled for Ring of Honor (ROH) for two years, and currently works for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) under the ring name Shelton X Benjamin.

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 with Brock Lesnar (three times) and Rodney Mack (one time).

WWE then moved him to the main roster in 2003 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.

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 (1 time)

OVW Southern Tag Team 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 (1 time)

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