WWE: Bobby Lashley on Hurt Business, Mickie James on Career Goal, Updated SD Ratings

Bobby Lashley Comments on Inspiration for Hurt Business

TV Insider held a recent interview with Bobby Lashley and one of the topics discussed included the inspiration for MVP’s group Hurt Business on WWE’s RAW brand.

“When MVP came back, we went out to eat a couple of times. We talked about how the locker room has changed. I came up with the Hurt Business a while back because my fight team American Top Team. The boxing coach there was always wearing Hurt Business shirts. I loved those shirts. Then I thought about when I first started I had Booker T., Finlay, William Regal, Umaga, JBL, Hardcore Holly. These are all the guys I had to fight when I first came in. Those people protected the business and brought the pain and hurt.

When I came back to WWE [in 2018], that was one thing Shelton and MVP and myself talked about. The way we were brought up. We want to bring that style back. The hurt style. You have everything you could want in wrestling. But you still have those fans who want someone to throw down. That’s what we are here for. We are trying to take some of these young pups and beat them down as a way to bring them up.”

Mickie James Comments on Main Goal for Her Wrestling Career

Sports Illustrated held a recent interview with Mickie James and one of the topics discussed included her wanting to change the perception of women’s wrestling as the main goal of her career.

“My goal has always been to change the way women are perceived in wrestling, and that’s still my goal. It was very different when I first broke in. I never wanted to be a valet or a manager. I wanted to be a wrestler. I wanted to have the best match of the night. That mentality has kept me leveling up. I always want more for women in wrestling.”

Updated WWE Friday Night SmackDown Ratings

This past Friday’s episode of WWE Friday Night SmackDown drew a final viewership of 2,329,000 on FOX, according to Showbuzz Daily. This was the up compared to the initial overnight number of 2,261,000 viewers on the network.