Name: Shelton Benjamin
Born As: Shelton Albert Benjamin
Birth date/place: July 9, 1975 in Orangeburg, SC
Claim to Fame: WWE Champion Wrestler
Benjamin began his pro wrestling career under contract to World Wrestling Entertainment. From 2000-2002 he wrestled in Ohio Valley Wrestling. He and his then tag team partner, Brock Lesnar were known as the “Minnesota Stretching Crew, and were three-time holders of the OVW Southern Tag Team Championship.
Benjamin’s first appearance as a WWE wrestler was in 2002 as part of “Team Angle” with Charlie Hass and Kurt Angle. After parting ways with Angle, Benjamin and Haas went on to win the WWE Tag Team Championship twice in 2003nad called themselves “The World Greatest Tag Team. The Benjamin/Haas tag team ended when Benjamin was traded to WWE Monday Night Raw in 2004.
Benjamin has been called a charismatic, powerful, skillful wrestler with unlimited potential in pro-wrestling.