It looks like another former WWE star is on the way back to the company. On the heels of the WWE returns of The Hardys, Drew Galloway, Jinder Mahal, Mickie James, and Maria Kanellis in recent months, talks have resumed between WWE and former Superstar Shelton Benjamin, according to Pro Wrestling Sheet. He was supposed to return last year as part of the Smackdown brand but plans fell through when he went through the standard WWE medical tests and it was found that he had a torn rotator cuff. The good news is that he is healthy and ready to get back in the ring. The deal is not done yet but things are reportedly going in the right direction so it looks like we will be seeing him as part of Smackdown Live in the near future.
Benjamin wrestled for WWE from 2000 (in developmental until being moved up to the main roster in 2002) until 2010 when he was released from his contract. Many fans would remember him as one-half of The World’s Greatest Tag Team with Charlie Haas and as part of Kurt Angle’s stable but many would point out that he was among the best athletes on the roster in the mid-2000’s and he should have gotten a better push during his first stint with the company.
Benjamin is a former WWE United States Champion, 3-time Intercontinental Champion, 2-time WWE Tag Team Champion, a 2-time ROH World Tag Team Champion and he wrestled for New Japan Pro Wrestling. At 42 years old, he can still go in the ring so he will be a great addition to the roster.