- Orangeburg, South Carolina
- 6′ 2″
- 248 lbs
- Signature Moves
- Arm trap backbreaker
Shelton Benjamin is without question one of the most impressive athletes in the history of the professional wrestling business. Benjamin was a stand out amateur wrestler before pursuing a professional career, winning a junior college national wrestling heavyweight title while attending Lassen Community College in Susanville, California and becoming a two-time All American heavyweight wrestler while at the University of Minnesota.
“The Gold Standard” certainly lives up to his moniker, boasting 3 reigns with the WWE Intercontinental title, a United States championship reign, 2 WWE Tag Team title reigns (with Charlie Haas) and 2 ROH World Tag Team title reigns (also with Charlie Haas).
Benjamin was a surprise, last minute addition to Supershow 2 in the spring of 2013 where he took on Martin Kirby. An incredible battle was fought between these two superb ring technicians before Benjamin walked away with a victory.