Despite rumors to the contrary, Shelton Benjamin is not under contract to WWE. He cleared up those rumors in a recent tweet. Back in July, WWE began airing videos for his pending return to the company but he had not signed his contract.
Benjamin was set to return as part of Smackdown Live but, during the standard WWE physical, it was revealed that he had a torn rotator cuff. He got surgery in September and he is now cleared to wrestle. He would still need to be cleared by a WWE doctor if they opt to bring him back. All talent must pass the standard physical before signing their contracts.
Benjamin’s tweet on his WWE status is below. Hopefully, WWE will reach out to him again because he can still go in the ring.
— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) April 16, 2017