5 things that can happen after The Hurt Business reunited on WWE RAW: Dream feud, New member?
Bobby Lashley may not have won the WWE Championship from Big E on RAW, but he can take solace in the fact that The Hurt Business is back together. This move has been one of several positive happenings on Monday night.
Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander appeared during Lashley’s WWE Title match with Big E at the start of the show and nearly assisted The All Mighty in becoming the champion once again. And while he doesn’t have the gold, this Hurt Business reunion is good news for him.
Benjamin and Alexander are once again rejuvenated, with several potential directions for them as a unit alongside Bobby Lashley. A few of them are obvious short-term options, but we will also look at a few storylines that can happen as we head into 2022.
Here are five things that can happen after The Hurt Business reunited on RAW. What would you like to see them do? Let us know in the comments below.
#5 The Hurt Business vs. The New Day next week on WWE RAW
— WWE (@WWE) September 28, 2021
As soon as the reunited Hurt Business distracted Big E, The New Day ran out to attack them. This led to a world title Steel Cage Match to close the show, during which Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander interfered before once again being thwarted by Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston.
The animosity between the two teams may lead to a tag team match next week, whether or not Big E and Bobby Lashley are involved. The two of them finished up their feud on the Red brand, making a six-man tag an unlikely prospect.
Either way, the two factions are not completely done with each other. This could transition nicely into The All Mighty’s next angle.
#4 The Hurt Business is fed to Goldberg for WWE Crown Jewel
Bobby Lashley will face Goldberg at Crown Jewel.
— Perched On The Top Rope (@PerchedTopRope) September 28, 2021
Goldberg made an appearance on RAW, during which he called out Bobby Lashley. Following the events of SummerSlam – which saw The All Mighty attack Gage Goldberg – the WWE Hall of Famer is gunning for vengeance. That vengeance may come at Crown Jewel, as the two have a quick and intense brawl.
The Hurt Business would back Lashley up during this feud, for better or worse. Goldberg will likely plow through Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin on RAW before the big match in Saudi Arabia. He might even defeat Bobby Lashley.
If that is the case, WWE has to ensure a decent follow-up for The Hurt Business on RAW or SmackDown. Let’s now take a look at a few exciting options the faction can take up following Crown Jewel.
#3 The Hurt Business challenges RK-Bro for the WWE RAW Tag Team Championship
So now that MVP is out indefinitely when he’s still supposed to get a tag title opportunity against RK-BRO, Could This mean we see a hurt business reunion to replace them???🤔 👀 pic.twitter.com/FgST4RJ0Jj
— 🔥 ❌ 🥶 HAPPY GOAT GOD 🥶 🔥 ❌ #BigESZN (@GOATGOD_1000) September 17, 2021
Ideally, MVP would be the mouthpiece of The Hurt Business on RAW. But he is out for a while after having knee surgery. He was written off with a broken rib from Randy Orton’s RKO a few weeks ago on the Red brand. This gives a potential feud between RK-Bro and The Hurt Business a built-in story.
Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander can organically target The Viper for taking out their former manager. The two of them would give Orton and Riddle a great match for the RAW Tag Team Championship.
They might even win the titles and destroy RK-Bro. This would be the best-case scenario for the faction if they remain on RAW during the WWE Draft.
#2 The Hurt Business welcomes Keith ‘Bearcat’ Lee to its ranks
— WWE Network (@WWENetwork) September 28, 2021
The Hurt Business wasn’t the only act that returned on RAW. Keith Lee is back from a short absence from television, with a new look, nickname, and attitude. A heel turn is imminent, if it hasn’t happened already. This version of Lee would be a fine addition to The Hurt Business.
With MVP currently out, the former NXT Champion can speak for the group. He is solid on the microphone. There are several possibilities if Keith ‘Bearcat’ Lee joins the group. This could even lead to a power struggle angle between him and Bobby Lashley.
Lee can eventually kick The All Mighty out of the faction. It would be a turning of the tables for Benjamin and Alexander.
#1 The Hurt Business feuds with The Bloodline on WWE SmackDown
— ❤️Яatie Curtie ❤️ (@Life_Is_Rachel) September 28, 2021
One of the best ways WWE can book The Hurt Business would be for them to switch brands. Bobby Lashley is done with RAW’s world title scene for now. Other storyline opportunities could keep him and his crew on Monday nights, but it makes sense for them to move to SmackDown during the WWE Draft.
A six-man rivalry between The Bloodline and The Hurt Business sounds fantastic, especially with the latter turning babyface. The faction has remained popular, despite not being united for six months.
It would be an epic saga that fills out the winter months of the Blue brand’s main event scene. Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander and The Usos would have a great SmackDown Tag Team Championship match, while Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley is a mouth-watering clash right now.
— Bobby Lashley (@fightbobby) September 21, 2021
The two heavyweight stars did share the ring last week on RAW, but The All Mighty is not done with The Tribal Chief. WWE might even want to wait on this feud until MVP can come back following knee surgery, just so he and Paul Heyman can have a promo battle.
While The Hurt Business might be fine on RAW, a move to SmackDown would be even better. A feud against The Bloodline seems too exciting to pass up. It can even transition into a match between Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar. Sold.