Ahead of WrestleMania 37, The Hurt Business was cut in half as Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin were kicked out of the group.
Bobby Lashley remains aligned with MVP and speaking to Complex, Lashley says The Hurt Business is still alive.
"That’s my dude," Lashley said about MVP. "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."
He continued by saying, "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."
It is unknown if or when The Hurt Business will add more permanent members to the group.
Lashley is set to defend the WWE Championship against Goldberg on Saturday at WWE SummerSlam. You can view the current lineup for WWE SummerSlam by clicking here.
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