The World's Greatest Tag Team (2002–2004)
Benjamin with Team Angle/The World's Greatest Tag Team partner Charlie Haas
Main article: The World's Greatest Tag Team
Benjamin was offered a full-time World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) contract in September 2002. He joined WWE's Smackdown brand as a villain on December 26, 2002, forming Team Angle along Charlie Haas, with Olympic gold-medalist wrestler Kurt Angle as their on-screen mentor. Their first official match together in WWE was on the January 2, 2003 edition of Smackdown against Edge and Chris Benoit.