Shortly after the WWE brand split returned in the summer of 2016, WWE announced that former Intercontinental Champion Shelton Benjamin would be joining the SmackDown roster. Unfortunately for Benjamin his return was delayed because he had to undergo surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff. According to Shelton Benjamin recovery is going well, but he took to Twitter to let fans know that if they’re expecting him to return at the Royal Rumble, they will be disappointed.
Recovery is going well. Still months away from anything physical so all the RR predictions are as accurate as they've been the last 6 years https://t.co/eb6q2YbEsJ
— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) January 6, 2017
The Royal Rumble is always known for having a few exciting surprises, but it doesn’t look like Shelton Benjamin’s return will be one of those surprises this year.
Although Shelton Benjamin’s in ring return is still months away, he recently noted on Twitter that he is available for appearances in the meantime.
Date are open for Appearances autograph sessions and wrestling seminars. Contact me a Bookingsheltonbenjamin@yahoo.com
— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) December 9, 2016
NXT fans in the Philadelphia, Asbury Park and Albany areas now have a chance to get their hands on some NXT tickets, as Triple H noted that tickets for February NXT live events in the aforementioned cities are now on sale.
— Triple H (@TripleH) January 6, 2017
WWE recently uploaded a video to their YouTube channel looking at 6 stars to watch in 2017. The video lists Bayley, Brock Lesnar, Bray Wyatt, Nikki Bella, Tye Dillinger and Jack Gallagher as stars to watch in the coming year, and the video can be viewed below.