Of course’s it is. Every now and then, you something take place in wrestling that just does not make sense. Oddly enough, most of the time it seems to be something that happens in WWE, possibly because they are around a lot more often than others. On the other hand it might be due to the people running the shows, or in this case, the one person who is running the show.
Stables are one of the most logical ideas in wrestling. Just take a bunch of people with something in common and put them together as a unit. It is something that can be rather successful if given the chance and stables have quite the history in wrestling. Sometimes you see something you know is great, but for one reason or another it does not wind up working out. That was recently the case in WWE.
Last month, the Hurt Business suddenly split up on Monday Night Raw. This seemed to come out of nowhere and it was not exactly well received. Why would WWE make such a decision? The team was doing rather well and then suddenly Bobby Lashley was attacking Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander to get rid of them. It turns out that there is a reason for what happened.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the decision to break up the Hurt Business came from Vince McMahon. The move came as McMahon had simply decided that he did not want to push Alexander and Benjamin. There is no word on why he made this decision, but there was no changing his mind, despite complaints from both Lashley and MVP. This is something McMahon has done for years and it is not expected to change.
Following the team’s split, Lashley has continued his WWE Title reign with MVP as his manager. Lashley also defeated Benjamin and Alexander in singles matches on consecutive editions of Monday Night Raw. He will be defending the title against Drew McIntyre on the first night of WrestleMania 37. Benjamin and Alexander both took part in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on SmackDown but neither won the match.
The team was great while it lasted. Check out how it went as the team was around:
Opinion: Does this really surprise you? McMahon might not be the most popular name in wrestling anymore and this is a good reason why. The Hurt Business was doing well and then he just decided to drop them, no matter what they were doing. It really makes things feel like nothing the wrestlers do matters because it is all about the whims of one person. That might be a good thing at times, but then he does things like this which do not make a ton of sense and it gets rather depressing in a hurry.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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