Shelton Benjamin revealed on Twitter that he is not currently under contract to WWE. Benjamin was slated to return to the company last year but it was discovered that he suffered an injury just before his return. That injury cost him his deal to return after the WWE draft.
Let me clear this up now. I am not signed to @WWE. I never signed due to injury. While that could change, as of 4-16-2017 I am a free agent
— Shelton J. Benjamin (@Sheltyb803) April 16, 2017