Bobby Lashley teases the reopening of The Hurt Business
WWE Champion Bobby Lashley enjoyed a long reign with Monday Night RAW’s top prize, even if it meant losing friends along the way.
The All Mighty was once the head of Hurt Business, a stable made up of Lashley, MVP, Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander. In the preparation of Lashley’s WrestlingMania 37 contest with Drew McIntyre, the WWE Champion attacked Benjamin and Alexander, imploding the group.
Although he publicly noted that he was not a big fan of the split, Lashley told Metro he had not vouched for a behind-the-scenes change plan, despite reports according to which he and MVP reportedly confronted Vince McMahon over the implosion.
âI’m comfortable staying in my lane,â Lashley said. âIn the wrestling world I think too many people start to worry about so many other things and then they just don’t focus on their careers. At the end of the day, we have to make sure we have a great career before we try to do someone else’s stuff. “
While Lashley now operates solo, with MVP in his corner, the WWE Champion noted that there is still the potential to reopen the Hurt Business down the line.
“There’s a lot of guys on the list that I look at and I’m like, man, he looks good – he’s tough, he’s that and he’s that.” Once we have that opportunity, we could open up the Hurt Business and bring people in and help fuel their careers, âLashley said. “But it’s one of those things where I have to focus on myself for a little while, and I have to make sure I defend the world title.”
Speaking about his former team mates, Lashley praised Benjamin and Alexander, noting how essential the MVP is in helping people ‘reach their potential’.
âTheyâre just a great talent, these two guys are just amazing. This was what Hurt Business was, this was what MVP did with everyone. MVP was helping people reach their potential, âsaid Lashley. âBefore these guys were guys that everyone knew had that factor, they had what it took to get big – they just didn’t have the opportunity to show their greatness.
âThen with MVP and Hurt Business everyone loved it because they were like, ‘Wow these guys deserve the spotlight, these guys got the spotlight and when they got the spotlight spotlights they ran with. These guys have the opportunity to do it again, and we don’t know what’s going to happen in the future. There is always room for great talent like that.
While a meeting could be considered in the future, Lashley stressed that he was focusing on the conservation of his material.
âThis WWE Championship is a big deal and I have a lot of time and a lot of pressure I have to put on it to stay where I am,â Lashley said. “That’s my main focus right now – to keep this WWE Championship until I retire.”