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Former WWE United States champion was recently reported to be returning to Smack Down live after leaving WWE due to injury which he suffered some years ago.

As reported by Cagesideseats, the WWE may not be bringing back Shelton Benjamin, and the 41-year old has now been taking dates with independent pro-wrestling promotions after being cleared to compete by doctors last month.

It has been reportedly confirmed by the former United States champion, Shelton Benjamin that he isn’t under contract with WWE and asserted that he’s been a free agent all this time, whilst stating that he’s ready for bookings and appointments from other promotions. Here are a few tweets regarding the same.

Following his current Indie Bookings, Shelton Benjamin is scheduled to appear for several professional wrestling promotions including shows in the US as well as events in Chile, Australia and South Africa. So, this could be a goodbye to WWE and to fans.

It would be wise to remind that Shelton James Benjamin performed for the WWE from 2002 until his departure from the company in 2010. He has also competed for Ring Of Honor (ROH), New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), as well as other promotions, and was rumoured to have signed with WWE last year.

The 6’2” former WWE Intercontinental, United States and tag-team champion suffered a torn rotator cuff in August of last year and recently addressed the fans regarding the same, claiming on March 30th that he’s been medically cleared to return to the ring.