Bobby Lashley Says The Hurt Business Was Inspired By American Top Team

The Hurt Business has made its presence known on Raw throughout the past few months and Bobby Lashley explains how it all came together.

During an interview with TV Insider, the current United States Champion spoke on how the faction originating with MVP and Lashley, followed by Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander was created. Lashley explained that The Hurt Business was inspired by American Top Team, the MMA team that Lashley is a part of. It came from ATT's boxing coach wearing "Hurt Business" shirts which Lashley loved.

“When MVP came back, we went out to eat a couple of times. We talked about how the locker room has changed. I came up with the Hurt Business a while back because my fight team American Top Team. The boxing coach there was always wearing Hurt Business shirts. I loved those shirts. Then I thought about when I first started I had Booker T., Finlay, William Regal, Umaga, JBL, Hardcore Holly. These are all the guys I had to fight when I first came in. Those people protected the business and brought the pain and hurt," Lashley said.

In addition, Lashley said he talked about doing something together with Benjamin and MVP and bringing the hurt style back to WWE.

“When I came back to WWE [in 2018], that was one thing Shelton and MVP and myself talked about. The way we were brought up. We want to bring that style back. The hurt style. You have everything you could want in wrestling. But you still have those fans who want someone to throw down. That’s what we are here for. We are trying to take some of these young pups and beat them down as a way to bring them up," Lashley said.

The full interview can be read at this link.

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