Shelton Benjamin – Bio, Fact, Career, Personal Life, Net Worth

Shelton Benjamin is an Afro-American professional wrestler who is an incredible high flying athlete. He is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment on Raw and participates quite less nowadays. His ring name is the same as his real name. The only difference is letter X in between his name.

Shelton has appeared and wrestled in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW), Pro Wrestling Noah, Ring of Honor, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

 

Full Name  Shelton Benjamin
Net Worth  $2.3 Million
Date of Birth  July 9, 1975
Marital Status  Unmarried
Birthplace  Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
Ethnicity  Afro-American
Profession  Professional Wrestler
Nationality  American
Height  6 ft and 2 inches (188 cm)
Weight  248 lbs (112 kg)
Residence  Spring, Texas, United States
Horoscope  Cancer
Wrestling Organization  WWE
Signature Move  T-Bone Suplex
Nickname  The Gold Standard
Online Presence  23 K on Facebook, 136 K on Instagram   and  226 K on   Twitter
Shelton X Benjamin
Shelton X Benjamin

Early Life and Childhood

Shelton Benjamin was born on July 9, 1975, in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He was interested in wrestling since his childhood and began his training at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. Benjamin won 122 times on 132 matches in his high school and won two times South Carolina state high school heavyweight wrestling champion. He has a great future in wrestling since his early life

Age, Height, Weight, and Net Worth of Shelton Benjamin

Stunning superstar and best technical wrestler of WWE history, Shelton Benjamin is today living his 44th years of age. He has an average body height of 6 feet and 2 inches and possesses a total body weight of 112 Kg, i.e., 248 pounds. With an outstanding wrestling career in multiple wrestling industries, the total estimated Net Worth of Shelton Benjamin is $2.3 Million.

Career

Since the buildup his wrestling career from an early age, he was quickly pursuing a professional wrestler. In 2000, Benjamin was signed with World Wrestling Federation (WWF), where he was placed in developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling.

He teamed with Brock Lesnar because of their friendship and joining together at WWF. They were known as Minnesota Stretching Crew, who were successful in holding OVW Southern Tag Team Championship on three occasions. Lesnar then quickly got called upon leading roaster, and Benjamin formed up with Redd Dogg, then once again won OVW Southern Tag Team Championship.

Shelton Champion
Shelton Champion

Benjamin played many big matches to finally making his debut on WWE television show on Sunday Night Heat. He there formed an alliance of Kurt Angle and Charlie Haas, known as “Team Angle.” They won the WWE Tag Team Champion after few months defeating Eddie Guerrero and Chavo Guerrero.

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Intercontinental Champion

After getting fired from Team Angle, Shelton started to wrestle single and was drafted to Raw in 2004. Benjamin began to a feud with The Game, Triple H, where he won three-time against Triple H. Shelton then feud with Evolution, where he defeated Ric Flair at Backlash and lost to Randy Orton for Intercontinental Championship match.

Benjamin was chosen by fans to compete against Chris Jericho for the Intercontinental Championship match, where he successfully won the game and got a first singles title. He lost his title against Carlito, where Carlito used ropes during pinfall and then ended his 224 days championship reign.

Shelton Benjamin competes on Money in the Bank ladder match and then began a feud with Rob Van Dam for Money in the Bank Contract. Van Dam defeated Benjamin and became Intercontinental Champion at Backlash. Benjamin then again won the title from Rob Van Dam in Tornado Tag Team Match.

Personal Life of Shelton Benjamin

Shelton is a big fan of video games who won several WWE’s THQ Superstar Challenge. He has set a Guinness World Record for “Wrestler who won most WWE THQ Superstar Challenges.” He is also talent in art, where he once wanted a career in the comic book art field.

Benjamin and Brock Lesnar is a close friend who used to live together during their University of Minnesota. Brock was also the reason that Benjamin got signed to WWE because Brock won’t sign a contract with WWE unless WWE signs Benjamin.

Major Accomplishments

Track and field

National Junior College Athletic Association

  • Junior College 100 meter Champion

Amateur Wrestling

  • National Junior College Athletic Association
  • Junior College National Wrestling Champion
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • All-American (1997, 1998)

Professional Wrestling

Millennium Wrestling Federation

  • MWF Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

Ohio Valley Wrestling

  • OVW Southern Tag Team Championship (4 times) with Brock Lesnar and Redd Dogg
  • Danny Davis Invitational Tag Team Tournament (2015) with Charlie Haas

Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  • Tag Team of the Year (2003) with Charlie Haas
  • Ranked No. 9 of the 500 top wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2005

Ring of Honor

  • ROH World Tag Team Championship (2 times) with Charlie Haas

World Wrestling Council

  • WWC Universal Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

World Wrestling Entertainment

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

Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • Most Underrated (2005-2007)

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Other Media

Shelton as an ancient member of WWE wrestling appeared in WWE video game since 2003. He was involved in WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain and likewise in WWE Day of Reckoning, WWE SmackDown! Vs. Raw, WWE Day of Reckoning 2, WWE WrestleMania 21, WWE SmackDown! Vs. Raw 2006, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010, and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011.

He has then appeared in WWE 2K19 after eight years of absence. He is also present in WWE 2K20.

Social Media Presence of Shelton Benjamin

Facebook:  23 K Followers

Instagram:  136 K Followers

Twitter:  226 K Followers

 

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