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The Hurt Business reunite on WWE Raw

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One of WWE's top factions looks to be back in business.

During Big E and Bobby Lashley's WWE Championship match on tonight's episode of Raw, Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander appeared at ringside wearing their Hurt Business T-shirts. Lashley had kicked Benjamin and Alexander out of The Hurt Business on Raw this March. MVP is also part of the group.

Big E's New Day stablemates Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods ran out to brawl with Benjamin and Alexander after they appeared. The match ended in a no contest, leading to WWE authority figure Adam Pearce announcing that Big E will defend his WWE Championship against Lashley in a steel cage match later on tonight's show.

Lashley gave Benjamin and Alexander fist bumps as the three of them were heading up the ramp following the announcement.

Big E cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Lashley to win the WWE Championship on Raw two weeks ago. When asked about potential challengers in an interview with Complex, Big E said he wanted to see The Hurt Business get back together:

Oh yeah, man. The first thought that comes to mind is The Hurt Business. I want to see them back. I want to see them together. Man, just the opportunity to go out there. The story is already there. The history is there, but I beat Bobby, and now Bobby needs to back up and [get] his two cast-off brothers back again. I got two brothers of my own. There are so many opportunities. And, same thing, I look over at SmackDown, it’s Roman and The Bloodline. I am someone who loves that. You look at The Hurt Business, you look at The Bloodline, and those that might be in those two great, incredible [factions] with really talented performers. But imagine The Hurt Business coming back together to do battle with The New Day. All kinds of incarnations; singles matches, tag matches. Man, there’s so much that we can do there.

So that’s the first order of business. I saw Cedric’s tweet, too, and I sent him the 'mount up.' Let him know: bring your boys, get the troop together, because that’s what I want. And I don’t think Bobby is ready to go quietly into that good night. I think he’s got some more fighting. So I want to see him with his troop, and let’s get this thing cracking again.

MVP is currently out of action after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery last week. He said he hopes to be back on Raw in 4-6 weeks. In storyline, WWE claimed that MVP suffered a rib injury when Randy Orton gave him an RKO on the floor.

MVP tweeted clapping emojis after Lashley, Benjamin, and Alexander reunited.