Former WWE Intercontinental Champion Officially Returning To WWE, Former ECW Champion Returns

As we mentioned earlier, WWE have been re-signing veteran talents, as well as contacting former stars. Tonight on Smackdown, a return was confirmed.

Former WWE United States, Intercontinental and Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin is set to return to the company soon, and on the Smackdown Live brand. Benjamin has competed for New Japan Pro Wrestling, Ring of Honor and Pro Wrestling NOAH since his 2010 WWE release.

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Benjamin is perhaps best remembered for his WWE Money in the Bank ladder match performances, in which he always came up short. Benjamin also had memorable matches against Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker and Christian, as well as big wins over Chris Jericho, Triple H, and others.

The 41-year old Benjamin was recently rumored to have been contacted by the WWE, along with MVP. Benjamin's longtime partner Charlie Haas had formerly worked independent dates with Benjamin, but retired earlier this year. 

Also on Smackdown, former ECW and NWA Champion Rhyno made his main roster return, attacking Heath Slater.

By Sean Ross Sapp

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