Not so fast? There are a lot of things going on in WWE these days and that means some of them are going to get more attention than others. That may or may not be the best news in the world though, as some stories do not get the best reception, either in front of or behind the camera. It seems that is the case with one story, which could result in it not moving forward.
Stables have made a big comeback in recent months, with MVP’s Hurt Business doing rather well on Monday Night Raw. The team currently features MVP, Bobby Lashley and Shelton Benjamin, with the possibility of more joining later. They were in the news again this week when Ron Simmons showed up on Monday Night Raw to address them. This was rumored to be the start of a new direction, but that might not be going over so well.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the idea of the Hurt Business being turned into a new Nation of Domination has received negative reception backstage. The biggest issue came from the idea of a militant group of African American wrestlers being used during the current situation regarding race relations in America. It is not clear if the angle will be moving forward from here. Both Simmons and Mark Henry had been brought in to possibly help launch the angle, though Henry was not used.
The team is doing well on its own. Check out the Hurt Business as well as the Nation:
Opinion: I can’t say I disagree with the negative reaction. In addition to the issues raised, I don’t see the need to have the Hurt Business, which is going well enough as it is, turned into something that has not been around in over twenty years. Let them do their own thing instead of going for some sort of nostalgia. It isn’t like changing the name would be that big of a deal anyway, so don’t mess with what is working well enough so far.
Do you like the idea of the Nation returning? Who else should join the Hurt Business? Let us know in the comments below.
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