Shelton James Benjamin (born July 9, 1975) is an American professional wrestler, and former amateur wrestler, perhaps best known for his tenure in WWE. He wrestled for Ring of Honor (ROH) for two years, and currently works for New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) under the ring name Shelton X Benjamin. Prior to becoming a professional wrestler, Benjamin was a two-sport athlete in college. He won an NJCAA championship in both track and field and collegiate wrestling. After attending junior college, he completed his degree from the University of Minnesota.