American former amateur wrestler Shelton James Benjamin is a current professional wrestler who is signed under WWE for Raw Brand. Before becoming a professional a wrestler, he was a two-sport athlete in college. He began his wrestling career from his high-school. In college, he became a Track Field Champion. Later, he was enrolled in the University of Minnesota with a wrestling scholarship and also served as a wrestling coach at Alma mater.
Shelton Benjamin has won the World’s Greatest Tag Team title. He is known for New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Pro Wrestling Noah where he fought under his ring name Shelton x Benjamin. He has a background in amateur wrestling. His charismatic and powerful wrestling skills make him a key player in the pro-wrestling world.
- Full Name: Shelton Benjamin
- Ring Name: The Gold Standard
- Profession: Professional Wrestler
- Shelton Benjamin Theme song: Set It Off
- WWE Debut: 2002 (WWE Television Debut)
- Shelton Benjamin Finishing Move: T- Bone Suplex, Pay Dirt
- Trainer: Doug Basham
- WWE United States Champion (1 time).
• 3 times WWE Intercontinental Champion.
• 2 times WWE Tag Team Champion.
• 2 times ROH Tag Team Champion
- Date of Birth: 9 July 1975
- Shelton Benjamin Age (As of March 2020): 44 years 8 months
- Birth Place: Orangeburg, South Carolina, U.S.A.
- Nationality: American
- Address: Orangeburg, South Carolina, U.S.A.
- Zodiac Sign: Cancer
- Ethnicity: Afro-American
- Religion: NA
- School: Not known
- College: University of Minnesota
- Educational Qualification: Not Known
- Father: NA
- Mother: NA
- Siblings: NA
- Shelton Benjamin Girlfriend: NA
- Marital Status: Unmarried
- Children: Kyana (Daughter)
- Height: 188 cm(6’ 2″ )
- Weight: 111 kg
- Eye Color: Dark Brown
- Hair Color: Dark Brown
The Iconic Brahma Bull Tattoo
- Wrestler: Shawn Michaels
- Hobbies: Playing Football & Watching Movies
- Actor: Sylvester Stallone
- Actress: Rambo series
Lesser Known Facts
- Brock Lesnar and Shelton Benjamin were college roommates. Together, they won the Tag Team Championship thrice.
- Shawn Michaels eliminated Shelton in 2007, 2007 and 2008 consecutively in the Royal Rumble.
- Shelton was ranked the top 10 singles wrestlers of 2005 by Pro Wrestling Magazine.