The sudden end of The Hurt Business was a creative move that left many WWE fans frustrated. Formed in May 2020, the faction consisted of Bobby Lashley, MVP, Cedric Alexander, and Shelton Benjamin and was arguably one of the best acts to come out of WWE’s pandemic era. However, the group came to a sudden end just a year later.

Shelton Benjamin recently reflected on his time in the faction, as well as stating that The Hurt Business had plenty of gas left in the tank.

Speaking to What Culture, Benjamin said that it was one of the greatest experiences of his life while also mentioning it ended way sooner than anyone would have liked.

“For me it was one of the greatest experiences of my career, something that I’m gunna be proud of for the rest of my life. Definitely ended way sooner than any of would have liked but we made the most of the opportunities.”


During the faction’s height, the group was draped in gold as Bobby Lashley reigned as the WWE Champion, whilst Benjamin and Alexander held the RAW Tag Team Championships.

Earlier this year, fans could see MVP secretly covering backstage with Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander, leading to many hoping that the faction would soon reunite. However, according to recent reports from Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio, plans for The Hurt Business to come back together have been dropped.

“They have started it and totally dropped it. Yeah, I mean, we haven’t seen MVP around. We haven’t seen Cedric or Shelton around, nothing,” Meltzer said.

With stables such as The Bloodline, Imperium, The Brawling Brutes, The Judgment Day, The LWO, and The New Day, all the top acts in the company at the moment, there will undoubtedly be plenty of factions for The Hurt Business to face should they ever return.

What do you think about the sudden end of The Hurt Business in WWE? Do you believe they should have been given more time together, and would you like to see the faction reunite in the future? Leave a comment.

Steve Carrier

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