After a seven-year absence, a former champion has reportedly re-signed with WWE Twitter/WWE

If true, this is fantastic news.

According to Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet, former Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin has agreed to a new deal with WWE after he was originally set to rejoin the company last year.

Benjamin’s initial agreement to return to WWE on the SmackDown Live brand last year fell through after an injury was found during his medical checks by the company. Benjamin has since had surgery to repair the issue, and it looks like he is finally on his way back.

Benjamin originally broke into wrestling with Brock Lesnar, as the two were originally part of the University of Minnesota amateur wrestling team. After debuting on WWE television in 2002, Benjamin quickly gained acclaim for his outstanding athleticism.

In his original run in WWE, Benjamin won the Intercontinental Championship three times, the tag team titles twice with Charlie Haas, and the U.S. Championship once. Benjamin was released from the company in 2010 as part of the company’s mass-releases after that year’s WrestleMania.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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