Bobby Lashley believes ‘The Hurt Business’ all holding titles together is what established them as a dominant force in WWE.
Lashley challenges The Miz for his WWE Championship on Monday Night RAW and it could bring wrestling’s most valuable title into the group.
The quartet of Lashley, MVP, Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander are no strangers to gold however.
Benjamin and Alexander captured the RAW Tag Team Championships at the end of 2020 and Lashley, who was United States Champion at the time, told SPORTbible that was a huge moment for the faction.
He explained: “We always say matches make highlights of your career, but the energy of us getting together has been a highlight. The time we were able to stand on stage and hold all golds up, that was a huge moment for myself as well as the group.
The Hurt Business (L-R: Bobby Lashley, MVP, Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander) Image Credit: WWE
“There’s so many different points from just hanging out, bringing the group together and like everyone says, the best is yet to come.
“But at this point, I think the time we all held up the golds, that legitimised us as a group. There haven’t been too many factions that come together and all members have gold around their waists.
“That was huge.”
Lashley’s opportunity at the title comes after he helped Miz cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase on Drew McIntyre last month.
McIntyre had survived the brutal Elimination Chamber before ‘The All Mighty’ allowed Miz to sneak a victory.
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It’s likely the Scotsman will have his eyes on Lashley in the coming weeks, but he’s welcoming the challenge.
“Beating Miz, 100 per cent believe I’ll be going into WrestleMania being the main event. There’s three opponents out there that are still fired up and ready to go for the title.
“What I did to Drew I’m sure Drew’s gonna want an answer to that. After beating Miz, I’ll have to keep my head on a swivel because I don’t know where he’ll be coming from.
Lashley and MVP stand tall over The Miz. (Image Credit: WWE)
“If Drew is a real man, what he’d do is allow me to have that match with Miz, then challenge me for the title at WrestleMania. That’s what he’d do if he was a real man. So we’ll see how he reacts.”
Lashley unsuccessfully challenged McIntyre for the WWE Championship at Backlash last year, with MVP stressing their business was not yet concluded.
MVP said back in October: “Drew is not safe. When you are the WWE Champion, you have an X right on your forehead. Make no bones about it, we’re not done with Drew. Lashley will see him again.”
The All Mighty will meet The A-Lister when Bobby Lashley faces WWE Champion The Miz in a one-on-one matchup for the gold, Monday night on Raw live on BT Sport.