MVP has been looking to recruit stars into his “Hurt Business” alongside Bobby Lashley over the past few weeks, but while the likes of Apollo Crews, Cedric Alexander and Ricochet have turned down MVP’s advances, Shelton Benjamin joined MVP and Lashley this week on Raw.
Benjamin had quite the introduction to the group when he took advantage of the distraction backstage to pin R-Truth and win the 24/7 Championship.
Benjamin then made his way to the ring as part of The Hurt Business to take on Cedric Alexander and Ricochet, but they had a surprise for the trio since they had managed to find themselves a tag team partner.
Despite the fact that many fans believed that it was Mustafa Ali behind the “Hacker” character on SmackDown, the star made his debut on Raw and managed to make quite the impact alongside Alexander and Ricochet.
Ali hasn’t been seen for a number of months, but finally, it appears that he is in a decent position on Raw.
Of course, the trio was up against it from the start but in the end, Mustafa Ali was the man who was able to be the difference-maker when he took down MVP and secured the pin for his team.
The most shocking part of the match here was that R-Truth wasn’t waiting in the wings to strike and reclaim his Championship.
At present, MVP is still the United States Champion, it was revealed earlier today by The Wrestling Observer that Apollo Crews wasn’t part of last night’s Extreme Rules because he tested positive for COVID-19 recently.
Crews can return to WWE in the coming weeks and hopefully will be handed his rematch at SummerSlam. That being said, Ali has now pinned the United States Champion and he is owed a Championship match.