Shelton Benjamin Bio
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Who is Shelton Benjamin?
Shelton Benjamin, aka Shelton James Benjamin, appears on the Raw brand. In addition, he has a long wrestling history and is one of the few who have this story in WWE. He made his first professional wrestling appearance in Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW), WWE’s expanding city, in which he won the Southern Tag Team Championship four times.
Indeed, who knew anyone who grew up in a dangerous town with guns and drugs would flourish and prosper in spite of the drought. In addition, in his sophomore year at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, Benjamin began early.
Shelton BenjaminBenjamin is a well-constructed tan wrestler with a ripped physical. It’s 6 ft 2 (188 cm) high and weighs 248 lb (112 kg). In addition, he has dark brown hair which fits a round chubby face to his eye color. His body also measures a healthy 46-inch chest, 35-inch waist, and 18-inch bicep.
Benjamin Shelton Early Life
On 9 July 1975, Benjamin was born to his parents in Orangeburg, South Carolina, under the sign of cancer.
Thea Vidale is an American stand-up comic and actress, notable for her role as Thea Armstrong-Turrell in the ABC sitcom Thea. She grew up with her three sisters, born into a military family.
Yet she had a tumultuous marriage when her husband beat her physically. She had four children (twin daughters and two sons) through her marriage, and she left with her husband. She revealed her decision to undergo stomach bypass surgery (due to type 2 diabetes) when she was a guest on The Howard Stern Show; also said, “I got four kids. I want it to feel like a rebirth. It’s not about vanity. A new me. A new me. A healthier me. A healthier me.”
Shelton Benjamin Amateur wrestling and education
In his hometown, Orangeburg, South Carolina, Benjamin was raised and attended high school at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. To explain this, he started his wrestling in his sophomore years, where he had a 122 to 10 combined win-loss record and was a twice champion in heavyweight South Carolina high school (1993-1994).
He studied at Lassen Community College in Susanville, California, where he won the 100m track and field championship of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA). He also became NJCAA college wrestling champion, not to mention. Benjamin received a full football bursary from North Carolina State University in 1995 and attended it briefly. He has moved his Junior and Senior College Bursaries to the University of Minnesota for his further studies. During his time at the university, he registered a total win-loss score of 36–6. Benjamin began to serve as an assistant wrestling coach at the same university soon after graduation. In the meantime, he was able to practice with potential team partner Brock Lesnar from the Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). He then decided instead of qualifying for the 2000 Summer Olympics to follow his career as a professional wrestler.
Benjamin made his professional debut with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) as it was put in its Ohio Valley Wrestling creation territory (OVW). He had met and formed Brock Leshnar a tag team with him, together known as the “Minnesota Stretching Crew,” after which they had won the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship on three occasions.
The Minnesota Stretching Crew ruled in February and July and on October 29, it won the title for the third time. In November, however, Leshnar had to go to the main roster and so Benjamin formed a Tag Team called “The Dogg Pound” by Redd Dogg Begnaud.
They won the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship together on 17 July 2002 and proceeded with numerous house shows for the main WWE roster. Therefore he made his WWE TV debut as a heroic character on Sunday Night Heat.
Benjamin joined WWE’s SmackDown on December 26, 2002! Brand as an adversary under the guidance of Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle with Charlie Haas generally referred to as “Team Angle.”
On January 2, on the SmackDown episode! They made their most televised match on WWE against Edge and Chris Benoit. Until NO Way Out Benoit teamed with Brock Lesnar, defeating the Team Angle as their rivalry progressed.
On February the 3rd, only a month after their first WrestleMania match at WrestleMania XIX, they defeated the champions, Los Guerrero (Eddie and Chavo Guerrero), who are competing against Los Guerrero, Chris Benoit and Rhyno to win their tag championship in a triple threat match. Unfortunately, they suffered a defeat at Judgment Day in a ladder match against Eddie Guerrero and his new partner Tajiri.
Angle’s rose fight with Benjamin and Hass ended on June 12, 2003, in the SmackDown episode of the ‘gang angle’! Then they titled themselves “The World’s Greatest Tag Team” and won the tag titles on SmackDown’s July 3 episode without surprise!
On 18 September, however, Benjamin sustained a legitimate knee injury during a match against Los Guerreros. After one month’s retirement, Benjamin and others took part in WrestleMania XX in a fatal four-way match.
In his early years, he succeeded in making his mark on 22 March as part of the 2004 draft of the WWE, winning a disturbing win over Triple H, and three times, once by pinfall, countdound, and disqualification.
He also began a feud with other Triple H members of the stable Evolution and won over Ric Flair at Backlash. He nevertheless endured a sorrowful defeat to Randy Orton at the Bad Blood Intercontinental Championship. He also advanced to a heated match against Garrison Cade and broke his hand during the game.
Therefore, Benjamin matched Evolution with Randy Orton during the fall. At the same time, he was picked by fans to fight back then-champion Chris Jericho for the Intercontinental Championship at Taboo Tuesday. Right then, he registered the company’s first single title as he took the win proudly.
He overtook the titles of many, too, as an Intercontinental Champion: Christian at the Survivor Series, Maven at the NY Revolution, Chris Jericho in Retaliation. Benjamin ended his 244-day reign on June 20 when he dropped from Cartilo on Raw. Just like that, the longest ever recorded Intercontinental Championship was over for a decade.
After that, Benjamin was constantly losing for many weeks and his “mommy” (Thea Vidale) always slapped and screamed at him. She also stood up for Benjamin, which led him for the second time in his career to play the part of the heel.’
He began feuding for the year against Ric Flair, then Intercontinental Champion, and wrestled with him on 20 February. During the match, “Momma” fakes a heart problem which gives Benjamin enough time to cheat and win the Intercontinental Champion title.
As the time passed, “mommy” began taking part in Benjamin’s ring games. Benjamin thus explains her absence because of her cardiac operation, but the reality spreads and says it is because someone in the WWE sexually assaulted her. Going forward, Benjamin began his rivalry with Rob Van Dam after WrestleMania 22’s Money on the Bank ladder game. Therefore, as he joined the ring he modified his look with colors, jewelry, and sometimes colored tops.
In addition, Hass defeated Benjamin during Raw’s episode, leading to the Backlash “Winner Takes All” match. Rob Van Dam won the match, winning the title of Intercontinental Champion. In the meantime, Benjamin had a match against Van Dam and WWE Champion John Cena in Tornado Tag Team with Triple H and Chris Masters. During the match, for the third time, Benjamin won the Intercontinental Championship title while he pinned Van Dam.
Shelton Benjamin Beyond wrestling
In 2003, Benjamin made his debut in the WWE SmackDown video game. Here comes the pain, guy. His other video games are WWE Reckoning Day, WWE SmackDown! V. Raw, WWE WrestleMania 21, WWE SmackDown! Right vs. Raw 2006.
It also included WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010, and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011. He also had part 2 of WWE Day of Reckoning, WWE 2K19, and WWE 2K20.
Shelton Benjamin Net Worth
Sources predict that by 2020 Benjamin would have a net valuation of about $2 million – $5 million. We also know that he owns a mansion in Spring, Texas (TX), USA. In addition, it has a luxury car range that includes Ferarri worth $188,425 – $400,000, Mercedes worth $34,475, and BMW worth $30,025 – $103,225.
Benjamin has a daughter named Kyana, whose details of her mother are undisclosed. He also has a soft spot for his daughter and congratulated her on graduating from high school in 2017. He has also had a close relationship with Charlie Haas since 2002, so he remains a godfather to Haas’ oldest daughter.
In addition, he has been loyal to Leshnar since his university days as roommates. Benjamin is also a soft-hearted guy who loves children and used to go to the Four Dwellings Primary School in Birmingham, UK, to teach children a week of reading.
To show this, Benjamin is an avid social media user and is also the Guinness World Record for “Wrestler who won the most WWE THQ Superstar Challenges.” Unlike many people, he is also a big fan of video games that won the WWE THQ Superstar Challenge. However, he looks like a tough guy, but sometimes he’s funny. On April 20, he joked that he was tweeting to stop young people from playing video games in COVID because they were beating his records.
|Full Name||Shelton James Benjamin|
|Date of Birth||July 9, 1975|
|Birth Place||Orangeburg, South Carolina, U.S.|
|Nick Name||The Gold Standard|
|Age||45 years old (as of 2020)|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||248 lb (112 kg)|
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Eye Color||Dark brown|
|Mother’s Name||Thea Vidale (famously known as Momma Benjamin, not a birth mother)|
|Education||Orangeburg-Wilkinson High SchoolLassen Community College
North Carolina State University
University of Minnesota
|Kids||Two daughters (one of the daughter’s name is Kayana)|
|Ring Name||Shelton BenjaminShelton X Benjamin|
|Billed from||Minneapolis, Minnesota
Orangeburg, South Carolina
|Debut||2000 (WWE Television Debut)|
|Net Worth||$2 million – $5 million|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|