The Hurt Business was one of the most dominant groups in WWE and truly elevated the status of Bobby Lashley, MVP, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin. Unfortunately, the faction broke up a few months ago on Monday Night RAW, in a decision that was widely criticized by fans and Superstars alike. It was ultimately Vince McMahon’s decision. In fact, even Bobby Lashley said the breakup ‘hurt his heart.’

Despite this, Bobby Lashley previously stated that there is a chance The Hurt Business could re-form. Lashley remains hopeful when it comes to the faction.

While speaking to Complex, Bobby Lashley talked about The Hurt Business and stated that the faction is still alive and that he hasn’t given up on the faction just yet.

That’s my dude. Me and MVP, we go way back, and we were always like that. MVP is the kind of person that… You know when you come out from a match, and you have those different people that are always those “yes people”? “Oh, yeah, you did great. You looked good,” and everything like that. I don’t get that from him. I get honest opinions from him. “What do you think we need?” “Well, I think [you should] be careful of this. You need to fix this up. You know, in that match, you missed your game too much. You need to beat him down. Stop tap dancing…” Those are the kinds of things that he would say, and I love that because that’s real, and I need people around me that are going to keep it real for me. MVP is that person. MVP will keep it real whether you like it or not.


Being on the road gives us the opportunity to drive around, and that’s [a part] of wrestling that you can’t buy. We don’t even talk about it. That’s just our personal experience of just traveling around the world and having different craziness happen in different cities all over the place. Things that happen every single day from the airport to the car rental places to the hotels to the shows. There’s all kinds of different stories that we have. Riding with him, we joke about this stuff, talk about this stuff, riding this wave. I mean, me and him are kind of at the tail-end of our careers, and it’s fun to be able to do some big stuff like that because, ultimately, five, 10, years down the road when I retire, I want to be that Goldberg that comes back every once in a while and puts a hurting on some of these people. That’s what the Hurt Business is about. The Hurt Business is still alive, man.”

We certainly hope The Hurt Business makes their return eventually as fans would love to see them back. Before that, Bobby Lashley is scheduled to defend his WWE Championship against Goldberg at the WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view on August 21st.

h/t to Fightful for the quotes.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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