[13] They continued their feud with Benoit until No Way Out, when Benoit teamed with Brock Lesnar to defeat Team Angle. ", "Let me clear this up now. [45], On the April 2 episode of Raw, The World's Greatest Tag Team was unsuccessful in defeating the team of Ric Flair and Carlito, but defeated them in a rematch the following week when Haas distracted Carlito, allowing Benjamin to gain the pin over Flair. The New Day. RAW 11/30: Xavier Woods vs. Cedric Alexander. [28] In 2006, Benjamin then began a rivalry with then-Intercontinental Champion Ric Flair. [28] Before long, she assisted Benjamin in his matches, often interfering on his behalf. [129] Benjamin's profile has since been removed from NJPW's website. Benjamin won an NJCAA championship in both track and field and collegiate wrestling. [44] They finally managed a win over Cryme Tyme, ending their undefeated streak, on the January 29 episode of Raw. [166][167] On the September 7 episode of Raw, Cedric Alexander joined The Hurt Business when he betrayed Crews and Ricochet during a six-man tag team match, attacking them and helping The Hurt Business win the match. [137], On the July 26, 2016, episode of SmackDown, a vignette aired promoting Benjamin's WWE return. [33] Van Dam won at Backlash and became Intercontinental Champion. [15] They then began referring to themselves as "The World's Greatest Tag Team" and won the WWE Tag Team Championship back from Guerrero and Tajiri on the July 3 episode of SmackDown!. [116][117] On September 29 at Destruction, Benjamin received another shot at the IWGP Intercontinental Championship, but was again defeated by Shinsuke Nakamura. [136] On June 12, 2016, Benjamin unsuccessfully challenged Go Shiozaki for Noah's top title, the GHC Heavyweight Championship. [7] Team Angle later lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to Eddie Guerrero and his new partner Tajiri at Judgment Day in a ladder match. 永田vsみのる! 6/10 Tajiri vs The Coach: [144] At WrestleMania 34 on April 8, Benjamin competed alongside Gable in the André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, but neither won. Riddle's WWE Network Pick of the Week. [32] At one point, Benjamin was defeated by his former tag team partner, the returning Charlie Haas, on the April 17 episode of Raw. Bryan would grant them a rematch at the Royal Rumble pay-per-view in a 2 out of 3 falls match, which they lost. 田中vsベンジャミン! [134] Benjamin and Sugiura finally met in a grudge match on July 18, where Sugiura was victorious. against Edge and Chris Benoit. - Shelton Benjamin discusses dedicating his WWE TLC victory to the late Shad Gaspard who passed away earlier this year. [149] On the May 1 episode of SmackDown, Benjamin teamed with The Miz in a losing effort against Orton and Hardy. Recent. [58] He suffered his first loss since coming to ECW to Kane by count-out, on the January 29, 2008 episode of ECW. : Spoiler results for upcoming TV episodes, including end of ROH tag team", "Radican's ROH "Supercard of Honor VII" iPPV blog 4/5 - Steen defends vs. Jay Briscoe, ROH vs. S.C.U.M. [4] He began wrestling his sophomore year at Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School. Within the World Wrestling Council (WWC), he won the Universal Heavyweight Championship once. Shelton Benjamin vs. MVP - United States Championship Match: SmackDown, March 20, 2009 | WWE Skip to main content [21][22], During a match with Garrison Cade on Heat, Benjamin punched Cade's knee brace, breaking his hand in the process and briefly taking him out of action. Benjamin was announced as one of sixteen competitors in the King of the Ring. [49], Following this, The World's Greatest Tag Team began a rivalry with Paul London and Brian Kendrick after losing to the duo in their debut match on the June 18 episode of Raw. There, he formed a tag team with Brock Lesnar, whom he coached at the University of Minnesota. [78], Benjamin and Haas returned to ROH at the Ring of Honor Wrestling television tapings on December 9, where they defeated the Bravado Brothers (Harlem and Lance). [34][35] On the May 15 episode of Raw, Benjamin regained the title from Van Dam in a Tornado Tag Team match, pitting Benjamin, Triple H and Chris Masters against Van Dam and WWE Champion John Cena;[7] both the WWE Championship and WWE Intercontinental Championship could be won by whoever pinned the appropriate champion. Shelton is featured in the World Greatest Tag Team stable with Charlie Haas. [6] After graduation, he served as an assistant wrestling coach at his alma mater and trained with future Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) tag team partner Brock Lesnar. Since 2002, Benjamin has maintained a close friendship with Charlie Haas who often refers to him as his "brother". [66] He defeated Tatsu in a rematch the following week on ECW. WWE then moved him to the main roster in 2002 where he formed an alliance with Kurt Angle and Charlie Haas, known as Team Angle (and later the World's Greatest Tag Team with Haas). Benjamin won the match,[23] giving him his first singles title in the company. I am not signed to @WWE. [100] In the following month's G1 Climax tournament, Benjamin ended up winning four out of his eight matches, failing to advance to the finals. [65] The following night, Benjamin returned to the brand in a losing effort to the debuting Yoshi Tatsu. [161] That match would be his first match on WWE television since the match with Rollins in March, and almost a year since his last singles match on SmackDown. He would soon feud with Ryder and Sheamus over the following weeks. [105] On December 2, the final day of the tournament, Benjamin got into a brawl with Masato Tanaka,[106] which led to New Japan the naming him the number one contender to Tanaka's NEVER Openweight Championship the following day. [130][131] Benjamin made his in-ring debut for Noah on January 12, when he, Suzuki, Taichi and Michinoku defeated Marufuji, Atsushi Kotoge, Muhammad Yone and Taiji Ishimori in an eight-man tag team match. [29] This led to Benjamin turning heel for the second time in his career. [143] He returned on the August 22 episode of SmackDown and was paired with Chad Gable, working as a fan favorite tag team. In early screenshots, the pair were in their Team Angle attire and were likely to be named that, but while the game was in production, Kurt Anglefired Haas and Benjamin from the team. [11][16] They lost the titles to Los Guerreros on the September 18 episode of SmackDown!, after Benjamin suffered a legitimate knee injury during the match. [142], On August 17, 2017, it was reported that Benjamin had officially re-signed with WWE. [40] They then started a feud with Cryme Tyme, but were largely unsuccessful in defeating them, including a tag team turmoil match at New Year's Revolution on January 7, 2007, where they were eliminated by Cryme Tyme. [108][109], Benjamin returned to New Japan on April 20, now working as a member of the villainous Suzuki-gun, teaming with the stable's leader Minoru Suzuki in a main event tag team match, where they defeated Kazuchika Okada and Shinsuke Nakamura. [126] From July 21 to August 8, Benjamin took part in the 2014 G1 Climax, where he finished fifth in his block with a record of five wins and five losses.[127][128]. [163] During his time with the stable, he would win the 24/7 Championship three times. Effective Immediately! (Davey Boy Smith, Jr. and Lance Archer),[104] and three losses, failing to advance from their block. I never signed due to injury. I had some issues with the internet. April 23, 2017–Pro Rev Wrestling: Shelton Benjamin defeated Ricky Starks. Finish saw Alexander hit the lumbar check to Kingston for the win. [7], He joined WWE's SmackDown! [30] Benjamin continued to feud with Flair, but Momma no longer accompanied him to ringside. It’s no secret what a tremendous athlete @Sheltyb803 is but what’s more important is the size of his heart. RAW 12/7: Kofi Kingston vs. Shelton Benjamin. [57] Benjamin then qualified for the Royal Rumble match and won an over the top rope preview. (2) humberto carrillo vs. shelton benjamin The wrestlers had a quick lucha-style start to the match, culminating with a brief stand off, albeit with Benjamin staggered back against the ropes. [101][102] On November 11, New Japan announced that Benjamin would return to take part in the 2012 World Tag League, where he would be teaming with MVP under the tag team name "Black Dynamite". He is also known for his work in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) and Pro Wrestling Noah through their working relationship under the ring name Shelton X Benjamin and for American promotion Ring of Honor (ROH) under his real name. Benjamin grew up in Orangeburg, South Carolina where he is an amateur wrestler. At The Great American Bash, Benjamin once again defeated Hardy to win the United States Championship. The New Day defend the Raw Tag Team Championship against Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander of The Hurt Business in a match with major Survivor Series implications. The re-engaged, and Benjamin went inside and took Carrillo down with a northern lights suplex before applying an arm bar. Raw, WWE Day of Reckoning 2, WWE WrestleMania 21, WWE SmackDown! [97] On July 8, New Japan announced Benjamin as a participant in the 2012 G1 Climax tournament. [82][83] On April 1 at Honor Takes Center Stage, Benjamin and Haas defeated the Kings of Wrestling for the ROH World Tag Team Championship. Shelton Benjamin vs Ric Flair: Benjamin has loads of talent and he was in the middle of a good push at the time of this match. 2015」1月10日(土)後楽園ホール大会 試合後コメント", "鈴木軍の乱入及び参戦アピールを受け 2015年1月&2月ツアー全対戦カード変更!", "ノア・3.15有明大会でTMDKとの再戦が決定したK.E.Sと、弾丸ヤンキースとの対戦が決まったベンジャミンが記者会見!! [68], Benjamin wrestled Christian at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs for the ECW Championship in a ladder match, but came up on the losing end. レッスルキングダムVI in 東京ドーム", "今年の『G1』出場メンバーが決定!! ", "カードファイト!! Review. Raw 2006, WWE SmackDown vs. Benjamin and Gable would defeat The Hype Bros at Hell in a Cell, marking Benjamin's first appearance at a WWE pay-per-view since 2010. Benjamin is also the godfather to Lesnar's daughter. [48] They then challenged The Hardys for the World Tag Team Championship at One Night Stand in a ladder match, but were unsuccessful. [46][47] They won again two weeks later when Carlito turned on Flair, attacking him and allowing The World's Greatest Tag Team to win via countout. [170][171] He has the Guinness World Record for "wrestler who won the most WWE THQ Superstar Challenges". Benjamin would start by working his way towards Tozawa, with his opponent slipping under his legs and throwing some forearms. Shelton Benjamin is COMING SOON to @WWE SmackDown Live! Benjamin returned to New Japan on January 4, 2015, at Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome, where he, Davey Boy Smith, Jr., Lance Archer and Takashi Iizuka were defeated by Naomichi Marufuji, Toru Yano and TMDK (Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste) in an eight-man tag team match. [5] Prior to becoming a professional wrestler, he was a two-sport athlete in college. [77] Benjamin participated in Global Force Wrestling's inaugural tournament to crown their very first GFW Global Champion, which served as the company's world heavyweight championship. At the Royal Rumble on January 31, 2010, Benjamin entered the Royal Rumble match at entry number 20, but was eliminated by John Cena in under a minute. Much like Ricochet vs. Thorne, this would have been a great match on Monday Night RAW. Shelton J. Benjamin (born July 9, 1975) is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, performing on the Raw brand. [3] On May 3 at Wrestling Dontaku 2013, Benjamin unsuccessfully challenged Nakamura for the IWGP Intercontinental Championship. ", "Show Results - 1/4 New Japan Tokyo Dome Show: Former WWE stars in undercard matches, Tanahashi vs. Okada, did any titles change hands? The next night on ECW, Benjamin lost to Sheamus in Sheamus' final match on the brand. Title, K.E.S. On January 10, 2015, Benjamin, along with the rest of Suzuki-gun, took part in a major storyline, where the stable invaded a Pro Wrestling Noah show, attacking Marufuji and TMDK. The following clip was shared by Garcia but you can find the full episodes here. Shelton Benjamin captured the Raw Tag Team Championships alongside Cedric Alexander at the TLC pay-per-view on Sunday night, giving 'The Gold Standard' his … On the February 26 episode of SmackDown, Benjamin returned to the SmackDown brand and once again qualified for the Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania XXVI, beating CM Punk. Benjamin would go onto defeat Orton. MVP must go through Shelton Benjamin to once again become United States Champion. challenges for GHC Tag Titles, NJPW stars, Misawa memorial", "Ain't no stoppin' him! [50] A few weeks later, London defeated Benjamin in a singles match, however, on the July 23 episode of Raw, The World's Greatest Tag Team got a tag team win over London and Kendrick to end the rivalry. [67] After a tag team match, Benjamin abandoned his partner Zack Ryder during a tag team match, turning Benjamin face. [11] Their first televised match together in WWE was on the January 2, 2003 episode of SmackDown! 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