The Hurt Business was one of the most popular stables in WWE in early 2020. The group came together after MVP aligned himself with Bobby Lashley, promising him a WWE Championship reign. The following night on Raw, MVP and Lashley added Shelton Benjamin to their group as the duo helped Benjamin capture the 24/7 Championship from R-Truth, and the group was formally named The Hurt Business. Cedric Alexander was later added to the mix. The successful faction was broken and Lashley and MVP remained together.
The two-time WWE United States Champion provided Prinze Jr. with an update on his recovery from a torn meniscus that ruled him out of in-ring action for several months and required surgery.
“I’m doing well, man,” MVP stated. “I’m actually in my hotel room in Orlando right now, going through my physical – I guess, physical assessment, to get cleared to get back in the ring because, you know, I had that knee injury for a while. It’s all healed up, so now it’s just a matter of me jumping through their hoops to make sure that I’m physically capable of performing in the ring. So, I’m feeling good, man.
“The knee injury, the torn meniscus is completely healed, and now it’s just a matter of rebuilding the strength in the leg from my atrophy muscle. My teardrop is gone, non-existent. I’m building that back up, and my cardio, my cardio is much better than I thought it would be because I actually hired a trainer and I’ve been working on it. So, I’m further along than I thought I would be.”
MVP last competed inside the ring on September 6, 2021, on WWE RAW. He teamed up with fellow Hurt Business associate Bobby Lashley, as the duo defeated AJ Styles & Omos, Mansoor & Mustafa Ali and The New Day (Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) in a Tag Team Turmoil #1 Contender’s Match for the RAW Tag Team Championship.
Despite his inability to compete in the ring, The “Ballin” Superstar continued accompanying “The All-Mighty” Bobby Lashley for his matches, whilst he stepped up his recovery. Bobby Lashley is also rumored to have been injured. He was taken out of the elimination chamber match held in Saudi Arabia. Seth Rollins delivered a buckle bomb to Austin Theory straight into Bobby Lashley’s pod. WWE released a statement calling it a “concussion protocol”. Bobby Lashley lost his WWE Championship as a result of it. The time for his recovery is not known. Further details are awaited from WWE.
Brock Lesnar won the match and since he also won this year’s Men’s Royal Rumble match, he will challenge Roman Reigns. The match will headline WrestleMania 38 and it is going to be a Champion vs Champion match. The Titles will be unified in this match as the winner takes both the top Titles.