— Shelton Benjamin, recovering from a torn rotator cuff, has finally been medically cleared to return in-ring action. Benjamin tweeted:
After 9 of the hardest months of my life, I'm happy to announce I have been OFFICIALLY CLEARED to return to action. Effective Immediately!
— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) March 30, 2017
— Before the injury, Shelton was scheduled to return to WWE on the Smackdown brand, with vignettes even airing. However, damage to his rotator cuff was revealed and he underwent surgery which obviously cancelled any plans for TV.
— As of last year, the thought was that he would return to WWE after recovering, but the word now is that his status with WWE is uncertain and Benjamin for his part has been available for autograph sessions, wrestling seminars and other non-affiliated appearances.