Beth Phoenix Seriously Injured, Update On Shelton Benjamin, Cena Hits Milestone
— Having passed 1,000 days as WWE Champion, John Cena is the fifth longest reigning champion in history, trailing Bruno Sammartino (4,040 days), Hulk Hogan (2,185), Bob Backlund (2,138) and Pedro Morales (1,027).
— Just before his release last month from WWE, Shelton Benjamin had gone back to college. He will be receiving his degree at the end of this semester from the University of Minnesota. Benjamin was a two-time All-American wrestler before being recruited alongside Brock Lesnar by Gerald Brisco to join the promotion in 2000.
— Beth Phoenix reportedly suffered a torn ACL that is expected to keep her out of action indefinitely.
The reigning Women’s Champion initially suffered the injury at last week’s SmackDown television tapings when she worked a match with Rosa Mendes for WWE Superstars.
As far as her Women’s Title is concerned, an angle will occur on tomorrow night’s episode of Friday Night Smackdown involving the belt.
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