Nearly a year ago, Shelton Benjamin's return to World Wrestling Entertainment was put on hiatus. Sharing on twitter that; "I am both disappointed [and] sadden to announce that due to a serious njury to my shoulder I will not be returning to the WWE at this time." Rumors picked up just this past month that a return to the WWE would be imminent. In April, Benajmin again took to twitter "Let me clear this up now. I'm not signed to WWE. I never signed due to injury. While that could change as of [April 16th, 2017] I am a free agent."
Benjamin was a product of the WWE Developmental system getting his start in Ohio Valley Wrestling. He teamed early on with Brock Lesnar in early 2000 capturing that companies tag team championship with Lesnar and later with Redd Dogg.