The Gold Standard will not be making his WWE return as previously advertised … Shelton Benjamin says their doctors discovered a serious shoulder injury during testing and now he needs surgery.
Shelton tweeted, “I am both disappointed & sadden to announce that due to a serious injury to my shoulder I will not be returning to WWE at this time.”
He added, “For now I will have to put pro-wrestling to the side as I prepare to undergo surgery to repair my torn rotator. This comes as a shock to me as I am no stranger to performing while in pain, yet I had no idea of the severity of my condition.”
Benjamin’s return was hyped with a vignette during the debut episode of SmackDown Live last month. No word at this time if his injury will be addressed on TV.