WWE announced on tonight's SmackDown that former Intercontinental, United States and two-time Tag Team Champion Shelton Benjamin will be returning to the company. He will be on the SmackDown brand.

After being released from WWE in April 2010, Benjamin has worked various indies including Ring of Honor and promotions in Japan. He's been a Pro Wrestling NOAH regular for more than a year now.

WWE posted this promo for Shelton's return:


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