The sudden breakup of The Hurt Business was a shock to many fans and now we know that several members of the faction were publicly against it backstage.
According to a report from Fightful, both Bobby Lashley and MVP lobbied against booting Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin from the group. Despite Lashley being WWE Champion and MVP being a respected wrestling veteran in his own right, Vince McMahon wasn’t willing to budge. The move wasn’t regarded well backstage as it was “a blow to morale.”
The angle continues tonight as Lashley faces Alexander in singles action. Last week, Lashley said the group was over and attacked both men, defeating Benjamin.