WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley Wants UFC Legend Daniel Cormier in The Hurt Business

Published 02/15/2021, 12:05 PM EST
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 03: Daniel Cormier of the United States celebrates his victory over Derrick Lewis of the United States in their heavyweight title bout during the UFC 230 event at Madison Square Garden on November 3, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)


The Hurt Business have made an incredible impact on WWE ever since their debut. Under the expert guidance of MVP, the stable has all the championships on Raw, except the WWE title. While Bobby Lashley is the United States Champion, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin are the RAW Tag Team Champions.

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Recently, in an interview with TV Insider, Bobby Lashley revealed who he wanted to see in the Hurt Business. Previously, he had picked out Mickie James and Naomi as the potential female members of the group.

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Now, they asked him who he would pick from MMA to join WWE and Hurt Business. Lashley named not one but three major stars from UFC and MMA.

Josh Barnett for sure,” Lashley said. “He has that Hurt Business style. King Mo has been doing some wrestling things. He would do well. [Daniel] Cormier has expressed a lot of interest. I’d like to see him make that jump.”

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 17: Daniel Cormier is interviewed after his TKO loss to Stipe Miocic in their heavyweight championship bout during the UFC 241 event at the Honda Center on August 17, 2019, in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Josh Barnett is a legendary UFC champion, who is currently signed to Bellator MMA. King Mo is currently signed to MLW and Cormier is in a league of his own. He is the second fighter in history to simultaneously hold the UFC Heavyweight and light-heavyweight championships.

The inclusion of any of these superstars will surely benefit the Hurt Business even more. Lashley even teased Keith Lee’s inclusion into the stable as he said:

“I think he’s the kind of person who might need a little Hurt Business in his life to take him to that next level. He is ready to breakout, as are others.”

Keith Lee got many chances to be in the stable, but he declined.

Post this discussion, Lashley revealed what it is like to be in one of the best wrestling stables in the world.

Bobby Lashley reveals what it’s like to be in the Hurt Business

In one of the rarest instances, WWE gave MVP and the Hurt Business an opportunity to come up with their own ideas for the stable. Hence, the members have formed a more intense bond and are not just co-workers.

“It’s magic. As a group we go out together, have a couple of drinks, come up with different ideas and hang out. We’re friends. I think the fans really feel what we’re doing is real. People are getting behind us and it feels good,” Lashley reiterated.

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While the group disagrees at times, Lashley snubbed it as brotherly banter.

“There’s no chance we’re breaking up,” Lashley said.

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After laying waste to Riddle and Keith Lee on Raw, Lashley will take on both in a triple-threat match for his title at the upcoming Elimination Chamber, 2021.

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Angana Roy

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

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