brand as a heel on the December 26, 2002 episode of SmackDown!, forming an alliance with Charlie Haas and Olympic gold-medalist Kurt Angle as their mentor known as "Team Angle".  Benjamin made his in-ring debut for Noah on January 12, when he, Suzuki, Taichi and Michinoku defeated Marufuji, Atsushi Kotoge, Muhammad Yone and Taiji Ishimori in an eight-man tag team match. Follow @WrestlingINC. After an eight-year absence, next Benjamin appeared in WWE 2K19and WWE 2K20. 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).  The following day, at the second set of television tapings, they defeated the All-Night Express of Kenny King and Rhett Titus, and participated in an eight-man tag team match, teaming with the Briscoe Brothers against the Kings of Wrestling and the All-Night Xpress, which ended in a no contest.  Before long, she assisted Benjamin in his matches, often interfering on his behalf. On ECW's 100th episode, however, Benjamin defeated Kingston, thus ending the latter's undefeated streak.  On the July 11 episode of SmackDown, Benjamin defeated United States Champion Matt Hardy in a non-title match, earning himself a future title shot. , On the March 22, 2004 episode of Raw, Benjamin was drafted to the Raw brand as part of the 2004 WWE draft lottery. Shelton Benjamin vs Ric Flair: Benjamin has loads of talent and he was in the middle of a good push at the time of this match.  Benjamin's profile has since been removed from NJPW's website. Benjamin returned to New Japan on January 4, 2015, at Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome, where he, Davey Boy Smith, Jr., Lance Archer and Takashi Iizuka were defeated by Naomichi Marufuji, Toru Yano and TMDK (Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste) in an eight-man tag team match. 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Raw 2010 and WWE SmackDown vs. On the November 20, 2007 airing of ECW, Elijah Burke introduced Benjamin as the newest member of the ECW brand. RAW Tag Team Titles Match: The Hurt Business vs.  On March 30, 2017, Benjamin announced on Twitter that he was once again medically cleared to compete.  In the following months, Benjamin would be mostly off WWE programming, only wrestling in two battle royals: the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 35 in April, and the 51-man battle royal at Super ShowDown in June; he would win neither match however.  The following week on SmackDown, Benjamin would issue another open challenge, first answered by Hardy, but Orton would replace him. He's beaten Akira Tozawa recently, and always puts his working boots on.  On May 12, 2012, at Border Wars, Benjamin and Haas regained the ROH World Tag Team Championship from the Briscoe Brothers. On the February 20 episode of Raw, Benjamin defeated Flair to win his second Intercontinental Championship after Momma faked a heart problem, causing enough of a distraction to allow Benjamin to cheat and win the title. RAW 8/24: R-Truth vs. Akira Tozawa vs. Cedric Alexander vs. Shelton Benjamin (WWE 24/7 Title Match) RAW 8/17: Six-Man Elimination Match - The Hurt Business vs. Apollo Crews, Ricochet and Mustafa Ali  From July 21 to August 8, Benjamin took part in the 2014 G1 Climax, where he finished fifth in his block with a record of five wins and five losses.. His last title reign came over 17 years ago when he held the titles for 77 days in 2003 with Charlie Haas.  As part of the 2019 draft, Benjamin was drafted to Raw. He is a part of The Hurt Business alongside MVP, Bobby Lashley and Cedric Alexander and is one half of the current WWE Raw Tag Team Champions with Cedric Alexander in their first reign as a team and Benjamin's third reign overall. On September 11, 2010, at Glory By Honor IX, Benjamin and Charlie Haas made their Ring of Honor debuts in a match, where they were defeated by The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli). WWE Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin. It’s no secret what a tremendous athlete @Sheltyb803 is but what’s more important is the size of his heart. The New Day. against Edge and Chris Benoit. The New Day defend the Raw Tag Team Championship against Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander of The Hurt Business in a match with major Survivor Series implications. 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Benjamin, along with Candice Michelle, Dave Bautista and Josh Mathews, represented WWE at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in an effort to encourage fans to register to vote in the 2008 Presidential election. After gaining a victory in the quarter-finals, he forfeited his next match-up to Bobby Roode due to a storyline concussion. In November 2010, Benjamin competed for American Wrestling Rampage. Catch WWE action on WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more. , During a match with Garrison Cade on Heat, Benjamin punched Cade's knee brace, breaking his hand in the process and briefly taking him out of action. , In early August, ROH, in storyline, suspended Benjamin for attacking Titus and several ROH officials with a steel chair. He is a part of The Hurt Business alongside MVP, Bobby Lashley and Cedric Alexander and is one half of the current WWE Raw Tag Team Champions with Cedric Alexander in their first reign as a team and Benjamin's third reign overall. On May 15, 2015, Global Force Wrestling (GFW) announced Benjamin as part of their roster. 9 of the 500 top wrestlers in the, This page was last edited on 24 December 2020, at 21:33. In early screenshots, the pair were in their Team Angle attire and were likely to be named that, but while the game was in production, Kurt Anglefired Haas and Benjamin from the team. , He then transferred to the University of Minnesota on a wrestling scholarship for his junior and senior years of college where he achieved a 36–6 overall win-loss record. Benjamin was born and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina. On ECW, Benjamin began once again receiving more airtime and higher profile matches, defeating Tommy Dreamer in his debut. , Benjamin and Haas returned to ROH at the Ring of Honor Wrestling television tapings on December 9, where they defeated the Bravado Brothers (Harlem and Lance). challenges for GHC Tag Titles, NJPW stars, Misawa memorial", "Ain't no stoppin' him!  The following day, Benjamin was eliminated from the tournament in the semifinals by Bad Luck Fale. , Benjamin was then depicted as having a "losing streak" over the next several weeks, which led to Benjamin's "Momma" (played by comedian/actress Thea Vidale) coming to Raw to confront Benjamin. (1) SHELTON BENJAMIN vs. CURT HAWKINS (w/Zack Ryder) As the match started, Byron informed us that Hawkins and Ryder’s first WWE match was in 2007 against Benjamin and Haas. , Benjamin made his independent circuit debut on July 24, 2010, in San Diego, California against Scorpio Sky.  Benjamin then wrestled at several house shows for the main WWE roster and eventually made his WWE television debut on Sunday Night Heat as a face. Finish saw Alexander hit the lumbar check to Kingston for the win.  In 2004, Benjamin visited Four Dwellings Primary School in Birmingham, UK, to teach kids about reading week. 棚橋はなんとキャプテンとタッグ結成!! Review. IWGPタッグ! He returned to WWE on SmackDown to team up with Chad Gable in 2017. RAW 12/7: Kofi Kingston vs. Shelton Benjamin. Shelton Benjamin Is A Seasoned Veteran.  He defeated Tatsu in a rematch the following week on ECW. Shelton Benjamin vs. MVP - United States Championship Match: SmackDown, March 20, 2009 | WWE Skip to main content FULL-LENGTH MATCH - Raw - Shawn Michaels vs. Shelton Benjamin. Both men used wrestling at it's finest.  On the August 10 episode of Raw, Benjamin defeated United States Champion Apollo Crews in a non-title match following a distraction by MVP and Lashley.  On March 22, Benjamin defeated Katsuyori Shibata to advance to the semifinals of the tournament.  Benjamin and MVP finished their tournament on December 1 with a record of three wins, one over the reigning IWGP Tag Team Champions K.E.S. 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In the main event, Benjamin and Haas defeated Chris Sabin and Teddy Hart.. 柴田勝頼が9年ぶりエントリー!! @Sheltyb803 #SDLive", "Breaking News: Shelton Benjamin, Rhyno return to WWE on SmackDown Live", "Shelton Benjamin undergoing shoulder surgery, WWE return put on hold", "After 9 of the hardest months of my life, I'm happy to announce I have been OFFICIALLY CLEARED to return to action. 飯伏幸太、石井智宏が初出場!! On the February 22 episode of SmackDown, Benjamin defeated Jimmy Wang Yang in a qualifying match for the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania XXIV, which was won by CM Punk. Benjamin is also close friends with Brock Lesnar, having met him at the University of Minnesota and roomed with him. In November 2007, Benjamin ventured to ECW, where he tagged himself the "Gold Standard" of ECW in his efforts to become the next ECW Champion. Benjamin won an NJCAA championship in both track and field and collegiate wrestling. ", "Let me clear this up now. During his reign as Intercontinental Champion, Benjamin retained the title against challengers such as Christian at Survivor Series, Maven at New Year's Revolution, and Chris Jericho at Backlash. , On the December 4 episode of Raw, Benjamin's former tag team partner Charlie Haas came out to celebrate with Benjamin after he defeated Super Crazy.  They then challenged The Hardys for the World Tag Team Championship at One Night Stand in a ladder match, but were unsuccessful.  In April 2020, during the nationwide quarantine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Benjamin jokingly asked parents via Twitter to keep their children from playing online games due to younger players beating his records..  His only win would come over Daniel Bryan on the October 2 episode of SmackDown, after interference from the Miz.. , Following this, The World's Greatest Tag Team began a rivalry with Paul London and Brian Kendrick after losing to the duo in their debut match on the June 18 episode of Raw. ", "Show results - 5/3 NJPW Dontaku PPV: U.S. stars lose titles or title matches, Okada's first IWGP Title defense, more", "Show results - 6/22 NJPW Dominion iPPV: Devitt vs. Tanahashi, NWA Title defended, Benjamin, Hoyt, Shelley, more", "『G1 Climax 23』出場メンバー発表!! レッスルキングダムVI in 東京ドーム", "今年の『G1』出場メンバーが決定!!  On the August 27 episode of SmackDown Live, he was defeated by former tag team partner Chad Gable in the tournament's first round. Within the World Wrestling Council (WWC), he won the Universal Heavyweight Championship once. On the final episode of ECW, Benjamin formed an alliance with Vladimir Kozlov.  Together, they were known as the "Minnesota Stretching Crew," and they held the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship on three occasions. , Benjamin briefly went to North Carolina State University on a full football scholarship in 1995.  After arriving, Benjamin quickly became a face when he scored an upset victory over Triple H. Benjamin then feuded with Triple H, beating him three times in total: once by pinfall, once by countout and once by disqualification. 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Rob Van Dam: One of the top three matches of the night.  Benjamin returned on September 15 at Death Before Dishonor X: State of Emergency, accompanying Charlie Haas and Rhett Titus during their tag team championship tournament matches. Shelton J. Benjamin (born July 9, 1975) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, performing on the Raw brand. April 29, 2017–VIP: Shelton Benjamin defeated Steve Anthony. Ten Man Tag", "NJPW: Shelton Benjamin joining MVP for Dome show", "NJPW 40th anniversary Tour. Raw 2006, WWE SmackDown vs.  On the December 11 episode of Raw, Benjamin announced The World's Greatest Tag Team was officially back in a segment with Cryme Tyme.