What a way to wrap it up. WWE Monday Night Raw runs every single Monday of the year and a lot of the episodes are going to run together. There are very few shows which stand out over the others and that is not the biggest surprise. With so much stuff going on, how many of them are going to feel special? One certain show does each year, and this time around it ended with quite the surprise.
The Monday Night Raw after WrestleMania is often the biggest and most eventful show of the year. It is the kind of show where all kinds of things happen and that makes for some rather interesting moments. Oftentimes the show will feature debuts, returns, storyline twists and other major moments. This year’s show was a bit more subdued, but something different did happen at the end.
This week’s Monday Night Raw after WrestleMania ended with T-Bar and Mace attacking Drew McIntyre as MVP watched on. While nothing was confirmed or announced, this could suggest that the two of them have joined MVP and WWE Champion Bobby Lashley as part of the Hurt Business. Commentary speculated that MVP could have had something to do with the attack to end the show.
This move comes less than a month after Lashley threw Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander out of the Hurt Business. There has been no word on adding new members to the team, though MVP’s entrance video continued to feature the team’s name and logo. Benjamin and Alexander served as the group’s tag team and often acted as bodyguards for Lashley.
Retribution, Mace and T-Bar’s former team, also split up in March, as the team turned on former leader Mustafa Ali. The two of them, along with fellow member Slapjack, also appeared during last week’s Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal on SmackDown. The two have not wrestled a traditional match since the team split up. There was no mention of the other former members of the team.
This is a big moment. Check out how Monday Night Raw ended, plus the end for the two teams:
Opinion: I’m really not sure where this is going but it is certainly a different path for everyone involved. Mace and T-Bar never had much of a chance to do anything in Retribution so maybe they can do something better here. That being said, taking two people out of the Hurt Business and then replacing them with two more names is a little bit of a head scratcher.
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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