WWE Profile - Shelton Benjamin

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Shelton Benjamin

  • D.O.B.: July 9, 1975

  • Billed height: 6-foot-2

  • Billed weight: 248 pounds

  • Billed from: Orangeburg, South Carolina

  • Signature moves: Paydirt, T-Bone suplex

  • Nickname: The Gold Standard

  • WWE main roster debut: Aug. 4, 2002

  • College: Minnesota

WWE Accolades

  • Three-time Intercontinental champion; first win on Oct. 19, 2004 (Taboo Tuesday)

  • One-time United States champion; won on July 20, 2008 (The Great American Bash)

  • Two-time WWE tag team champion (with Charlie Haas); first win on Feb. 6, 2003 (SmackDown)

  • One-time Raw tag team champion (with Cedric Alexander); won on Dec. 20, 2020 (TLC)

Other Notes

  • Won South Carolina state wrestling championship twice in high school at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School

  • Won wrestling and track championships while attending Lassen Community College (Two-time collegiate All-American, in 1997 and 1998)

  • Earned a wrestling scholarship to the University of Minnesota along with former alumni and current WWE superstar Brock Lesnar

  • Two-time Ring of Honor tag team champion (with Haas)

  • Four-time OVW southern tag team champion (with Lesnar [3x] and Rodney Mack)

  • PWI Tag Team of the Year (with Haas) in 2003

  • Reached as high as No. 9 (2005) in the PWI's annual list of top 500 wrestlers

  • Three-time Wrestling Observer 'Most Underrated Wrestler (2005-07)