The Hurt Business made a lot of impact during its run in WWE as the faction elevated the status of Bobby Lashley, MVP, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin. However, the faction broke up a few months ago on Monday Night RAW, in a decision that is still criticized by fans and Superstars alike. It was ultimately Vince McMahon’s decision. In fact, even Bobby Lashley said the breakup ‘hurt his heart.’ It seems Roman Reigns also thinks they split up too early.

Despite this, Bobby Lashley previously stated that there is a chance The Hurt Business could re-form. On top of that Bobby Lashley made it clear that he hasn’t given up on The Hurt Business just yet.

While speaking to BT Sports’ Ariel Helwani, Roman Reigns was asked about WWE Superstars who should step up. Reigns said Big E should step up and then used Bobby Lashley as an example, noting that The Hurt Business broke up too early.

“I don’t think we have quite as many groups or factions. Bobby Lashley is a great example. The Hurt Business, that was a good group, you know what I mean? It may have, you know, broke up a little too early. I don’t know, I wasn’t part of that process. Bobby Lashley is a bigger star now, whether they handled that whole path to get there properly or maximize that? I don’t know, that’s not my business, because I didn’t make it my business. But I just still think Bobby Lashley is that WWE Champion, when that spotlight’s on him, he looks like more money than he does when he’s surrounded by other guys.”


Bobby Lashley had a dominant victory over Goldberg at WWE SummerSlam as he successfully retained his WWE Championship. As for The Hurt Business, fans still hope they will see the faction’s return one day.

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