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Did Triple H's alleged racism cost us the epic Hurt Business vs. Bloodline feud we deserved?

The Bloodline has been in a very interesting spot lately. With Solo Sikoa taking the chair, the entire faction has undergone a drastic dynamic shift. Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa, and Jacob Fatu have etched their names as part of the faction. Jimmy Uso and the Wiseman have exited the faction in a similar fashion. With their recent additions, they hold a clear numerical advantage over all their foes.

While this show of strength offers solace, they might not have had peace if a former WWE star’s wishes come true. The Hurt Business member, Shelton Benjamin, recently opened up about his regret about not coming across the fan-favorite faction for a match earlier on.

The Hurt Business wanted to lock horns with the OG Bloodline

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From 2020 to 2022, The Hurt Business, containing the likes of Bobby Lashley, MVP, Shelton Benjamin, and Cedric Alexander, emerged as a crucial part of Monday Night Raw. Together, they grabbed the United States, Raw Tag Team, and WWE Championship. While their separation was unfulfilling and abrupt, a possible reunion looked possible until Benjamin’s release from the company. Nevertheless, the former WWE star in an interview with Metro lamented the fact that he didn’t clash against The Bloodline.

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Benjamin noted that The Hurt Business had always dreamt of meeting The Bloodline from the other side of the ring. It would have been pure cinema given that both factions held the reins of their respective shows. Nevertheless, the dream feud never materialized.

Venting out his frustration for that, the 49-year-old noted, ”I love being a part of helping people succeed. But in the case of the Hurt Business, I felt like there was so much more for every individual in that to really elevate themselves within the company. And I think the fact that there was no Hurt Business versus Bloodline war is one of the biggest mishaps in pro wrestling.”

In a conversation with Chris Van Villet, he added, ‘They did put me with a great manager. His name was MVP. It was in a group called the Hurt Business. And we took the world by storm for about eight months before they ruined it. ”

However, moving ahead, Triple H garnered a lot of heat for subduing the stable to glorify The Bloodline in the past.

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Triple H was once accused of being discriminative between The Bloodline and The Hurt Business

On social media, a while back, MVP uploaded an old picture of him alongside the Hurt Business members. The post was originally meant to recall the time when they used to dominate the red brand despite the pandemic situation that caught everyone off guard. In due course of time, the stable got wiped out from the active storyline. Nevertheless, their impact on fans was huge.

The post then changed its tone as MVP remarked on how Triple H did not do justice to them. The comments below the post theorized that WWE took their gimmick off to give it to The Bloodline. Among other claims, a user also implied that the Triple H era was all about undermining African American men in the business. Even though the post was deleted later on, the claim about Paul Levesque’s discrimination left an unpleasant taste in fans’ mouth.

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What’s your take on Shelton Benjamin expressing his desire to face Bloodline? Let us know in the comments.