Shelton Benjamin Undergoing Surgery, WWE Return On Hold

Shelton Benjamin will not be returning to WWE at this time due to a serious shoulder injury. He announced on social media that he will require surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. He thanked WWE for helping him discover the situation, so it sounds like the tear was diagnosed during his WWE medical exams.

Last month, WWE began running promos on SmackDown Live hyping the return of the former Intercontinental and tag team champion. Long regarded as one of the top former Superstars who fans wanted to see back in a WWE ring, Benjamin will likely be out of action for the remainder of 2016.

He vowed, “I will be back” but he now must focus on repairing his body and mind.