There’s been a lot of discussion over the last week about the abrupt break up of The Hurt Business.
People in and out of WWE have expressed their unhappiness with the decision to have Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin break away from MVP and Bobby Lashley. Benjamin recently tweeted about being infuriated and disappointed at “the events of this past week.” Privately, MVP and Lashley spoke with Vince McMahon about reconsidering his decision but it looks like the group is done for good.
Dave Meltzer noted in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that others besides Lashley tried to talk Vince McMahon out of breaking up the group but once his mind is set that he doesn’t want to push certain guys, there is not much that can be done to change his mind.
Meltzer added that this is a regular thing with McMahon and that’s not likely to change. Basically, McMahon has given up on trying to push Benjamin and Alexander. Keep in mind that they were both on the undercard before MVP pitched the idea to start a faction. Benjamin was rarely being used on TV before he was pitched to be part of the faction.
Unless someone can convince McMahon to have them reunite as part of a swerve to help Lashley at Mania, the future for Alexander and Benjamin on Raw does not look too good.