MVP Says Triple H Has Refused To Reunite The Hurt Business And Implies There Could Be Racism At Play

MVP Says Triple H Has Refused To Reunite The Hurt Business And Implies There Could Be Racism At Play

The Hurt Business was a faction poorly utilised by WWE but former member MVP has now taken aim at Triple H for his failure to reunite them post-Vince McMahon, suggesting he's "emasculating black men."

By JoshWilding - Jun 23, 2024 06:06 AM EST
Filed Under: WWE

The Hurt Business once stood a chance of being one of WWE's best heel factions. Led by Bobby Lashley, MVP served as a manager and Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander provided backup starting in 2020. 

For a time, they were pushed seriously, with Lashley holding the United States Championship and Alexander and Benjamin becoming RAW Tag Team Champions. However, shortly after the All Mighty became WWE Champion, he booted the tag team from the group and remained with MVP until the manager was paired with Omos. 

WWE did drop the ball on The Hurt Business and appears to be trying again by pairing Lashley with The Street Profits and B-Fab (which, yet again, has had mixed results). 

After posting a throwback photo of his old faction on Instagram, MVP was asked a series of questions by fans, including whether he'd be open to working with Lashley's new group. "ABSOLUTELY not!" he responded, later adding, "If it ain't the original, it ain't with me."

When it was put to him that ousted WWE Chairman Vince McMahon is responsible for The Hurt Business ending, MVP referenced Triple H by saying, "And his son in law never put it back together." He'd go to take several shots at The Game, suggesting the current WWE regime also has no interest in re-signing Benjamin. 

He'd even go so far as to imply racism at play. When a fan reminded him of the now-infamous early-2000s promo which saw Triple H tell Booker T that people like him don't get to be champion (and are there just to make people like him laugh), MVP responded "You see it" after the follower claimed "The Triple H era is emasculating black men."

It seems unfair to suggest the group's race is a motivating factor, though MVP acknowledged that the formation of The Bloodline killed The Hurt Business' momentum. When former WWE Superstar Dave Bautista chimed in to say WWE left money on the table with the faction, MVP responded, "And we were never given an explanation for why."

MVP isn't really being used on TV at the moment and neither, for the most part, is Omos. Many Black wrestlers are being highlighted, though, and even though The Hurt Business was wasted, there aren't that many fans crying out for the reunion of what proved to be a largely forgettable (and short-lived) heel group.

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