Shelton Benjamin's Height
6ft ½ in (184.2 cm)
American Professional Wrestler. He mentioned his height/weight on Twitter, saying "im 6'2 245LBs"
and on another occasion "I stand 6’2. I weigh 250 pounds"
5ft 8 Rob and Shelton @ Collectormania 2013
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Average Guess (48 Votes)
6ft 0.46in (184.1cm)
6'3 Julian said on 17/Sep/20
Also Dean Ambrose (I know he’s not with WWE right now and I’m unsure what AEW bills him) but WWE has him as 6’4. I think MVP is listed by WWE as 6’3 and Sheamus used to be 6’6! Styles is still getting 5’11 listings and the maybe 5’6ish Shorty G is supposedly 5’8 202lbs. I just thought I’d mention some outrageous billings you missed
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 16/Sep/20
Not always. You see rookies and upcoming guys today in WWE, and a lot of them are still inflated a lot, such as Adam Cole (6'0" but maybe 5'8.5"), Johnny Gargano (5'10" but maybe 5'7"), Dominik Mysterio (6'2" but maybe 5'11.5"), and Apollo Crews (6'1" but maybe 5'9.5"), to name a few. You have a few who are either legit or underbilled, such as Andrade and Montez Ford, and especially Garza.
6'3 Julian said on 14/Sep/20
Christian the bills are more accurate now, most of them are 1” upgrades at best whereas they were huge boosts of 2-4” back then
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 13/Sep/20
Not necessarily. Cena's listing wasn't that far off. In fact, Eddie Guerrero and Randy Orton were both accurately billed at 5'8" and 6'4" respectively. I'm sure there were more wrestlers in the Ruthless Aggression era (early-mid 2000's) whose billed heights weren't that insane. But you're right that wrestlers back in the day were on average bigger than they are now. Like just about any other sport, wrestling has evolved.
6'3 Julian said on 12/Sep/20
@Christian Rey started during a time when everyone was a big man with 2-4 extra inches on their billing, so they made Rey 5’6 175 so he didn’t look TOO small. Not that I think there is a too small
Christian 6'5 3/8
said on 9/Sep/20
Can't see their footwear, but Shelton looked shorter than 5'11.75" MVP in a promo 9 years ago.
MVP looks a bit closer in a lot of that clip, in person I'd have said without doubt Shelton looks taller than MVP.
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 9/Sep/20
Or even worse, guys like Rey Mysterio. At least I can understand guys like Andre, since wrestling promotions like to portray giants and big guys as being monstrous, but no reason for Rey to be inflated by 4", since he's small and WWE tends to portray him as a physical underdog.
Hotpots said on 9/Aug/20
6-2???? Wtf. He’s a strong 6-0. Period.
Canson said on 5/Jul/20
@Christian: you’re right. Andre the Giant was much more. And Snitzky is 3+
Nik Ashton said on 1/Jul/20
I have faith in Rob, like the voters do!
heightchecker34 said on 17/Jun/20
Shelton is a tricky one tbh... seeing him against 6ft guys like Christian and Matt Hardy, he actually looks to be around their height. However he looks similar to 6'0.25 guys like Cena and even sometimes smaller than 6'05 Jeff Hardy (while Jeff is wearing flat shoes). So I would give him the 6'0.25 height, cause I can't decide whether he is 6ft or 6'0.5. He looked a bit smaller than 6'0.5 Rollins in their match recently last year. He has to stop the dumb gimmick of height-ism, especially in wrestling, 6 ft isn't that tall!
Christian 6'5 3/8" said on 19/Apr/20
A 1.5" inflation isn't all that bad by wrestling standards, as a lot of guys are inflated by 2-3"+.
Hopping hopper said on 3/Aug/19
More wrestling inflation on height lol.
said on 22/Dec/18
Shelton is taller in person than he ended up looking in the photo though.
said on 20/Dec/18
Rob what's your height in cm? When i convert seems you have 170cm. My fridge has 170 so comparing your photos with celebs i can know my real height. Please respond. Thanks
normally I am in the 173cm range, which is 5ft 8 and a little bit.
5ft 7 is about 170cm.
Bobby said on 18/Dec/18
Struggling to see 6ft for this guy. 5'11 maybe, but 6'0?
Nik said on 14/Jul/18
6'2" is out of the question!
World Citizen said on 8/Mar/18
Looks 181 182 here
said on 20/Jan/18
Yeah if this guy was taller than Cena then I guess Cena really is more 6'0 flat as he claims or 6'0.25 at the most, maybe its time to downgrade Cena Rob?, its hard to judge how tall Shelton looks with you though because he isn't standing straight but was both your footwear the same?
Roughly same I thought, but he did look taller than in this photo.
Jordan87 said on 19/Jan/18
lol @ 6'2"
Christian-6'5 3/8 said on 22/Dec/17
If Benjamin's a confirmed 184 and edged out Cena, then Cena might not be 184. I never ruled out 183 for him honestly. Maybe he really is an honest 6 footer after all. But I still put Cena at strong 6'0" for the benefit of the doubt.
Rampage(-_-_-)Clover said on 20/Dec/17
6ft2 range in wrestling gear
said on 19/Dec/17
Rob,how many inch he might be losing this picture.
12 years back he used to look taller than 184 range John Cena even without wrestling boots.
In this picture,it's visible that John Cena is having footwear advantage and Benjamin is slouching more than Cena.
If they stand straight with same footwear I believe Shelton will be taller.
Is it possible that he was 6'1" in his early days?
Maybe even today on some good day?
Editor Rob: I thought in person he did seem over 6ft flat, so he didn't stand as well. At times in the past he certainly could seem close to 6ft 1, so I was thinking before meeting him whether he was that tall.
I would say, not that far off it, but I give him the 184 mark.
Jinx said on 11/Oct/17
He also may be a complete 6'2" guy in his prime but not sure about it.
But whenever I saw his photos with any 6'1" guy during 2003-04 or 2005 he always looked about an inch taller.
Jinx said on 8/Oct/17
He is never shorter than 6'1" and in his prime he was 1.87 m tall
When we stand relaxed or bent we are shorter than our actual height,we all know that.
In my opinion Shelton Benjamin is taller than any 6'1" wrestler but since he is 42,I have to believe that he is shorter than his peak height so I think he's 6'1" at present but no shorter than that in anyway.
Present Height: 1.85 m or 1.86 m
Peak Height : 1.87 m
Hollywood said on 22/Aug/17
This is wicked! Finally getting accurate heights from these dudes.
said on 14/Aug/14Click Here
Here I am with Shelton. I am about 6' or 6'0.25" on a good day. I think I had the slight footwear advantage that day, and Shelton looks like he's losing a little bit with his posture. I'd say Shelton is definitely in the 6'-6'0.5" range.
said on 5/Jul/14
He looks over an inch shorter than the 6'05" challenger, is he loosing that much with the slight head bow?
[Editor Rob: i think he was losing an inch]
said on 6/Aug/13
Is 185cm possible, Rob?
[Editor Rob: my thought was he was 184cm range, he could be 186 out of bed]
vegas said on 6/Aug/13
i met him in person a few years ago late at night, he was taller than julian glover (who rob has a photo with as well) so not sure why he looks so short here