• WWE Drops Plan To Reunite Popular Faction
During the pandemic era of WWE (2020 & 2021), The Hurt Business ruled Monday Night RAW.
This faction (consisting of Bobby Lashley, MVP, Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander) won every title available on the RAW brand: 24/7 Championship, RAW Tag Team Championship, United States Championship & the WWE Championship.
A reunion for this faction has been teased multiple times on WWE programming, with MVP seen talking to Benjamin & Alexander during various backstage segments. He even approached Lashley for it, but Lashley turned it down ‘for now’.
There were reports that a new version of The Hurt Business will be formed, with the inclusion of Omos, when Lashley was feuding with Lesnar and when Omos faced Lesnar at WrestleMania 39, but that didn’t happen either.
According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE has completely dropped the plans for this reunion:
“They have started it and totally dropped it. Yeah, I mean, we haven’t seen MVP around. We haven’t seen Cedric or Shelton around, nothing.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 13, 2002) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal
On this day in 2002, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).
It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF Backlash 2002’ PPV.
The card can be found right here:
Funaki vs. Lance Storm
Hugh Morrus vs. Christian
Cruiserweight Champion Billy Kidman vs. Chavo Guerrero Jr.
Diamond Dallas Page vs. Hardcore Holly