Long referred to as the best pure athlete in professional wrestling, all one needs to do is watch one Shelton Benjamin match to understand why. Responsible for more breathtaking moments in matches than just about anyone, Shelton has proven he has the desire, determination, and skill to match that athleticism and see success everywhere he has been. Shelton was a stand-out amateur wrestler, becoming a two-time All American at the University of Minnesota, where he trained and roomed with, of all people, Brock Lesnar. Both Brock and Shelton made the jump to professional wrestling, teaming together for a bit before Shelton formed a memorable tag team with fellow amateur stand-out Charlie Haas. The two captured the WWE World Tag Titles twice, and later the ROH World Tag Titles as well.
Shelton is also a 3-time WWE Intercontinental Champion, the first of those reigns being the longest in nearly ten years! Shelton also proved himself a major player in big match situations, having memorable battles with the likes of Triple H, Ric Flair, Chris Jericho, and Shawn Michaels, and leaving fans in awe due to his risk-taking and sacrifice, particularly in several Money in the Bank Ladder Matches. Since WWE, Shelton has adjusted well to the style of New Japan Pro Wrestling, and continues to keep one of the most rigorous international schedules around. Shelton continues to shock and awe and, most importantly, win, and is a formidable test for anyone on the Global Force Wrestling roster.