The WWE has been a revolving door lately, as roster cuts continue to cull the talent. But there have been whisperings of some major returns as of late. The latest of which has indicated that one injured superstar is headed back to the ring, and it could have some interesting implications for the future. Apparently, MVP could be headed back to the ring in a wrestling capacity, but what could this mean for The Hurt Business?
The news comes from advertisements on the WWE's upcoming tour slate, which list MVP as a participating wrestler in upcoming house shows. Wrestling Observer Radio (via Cultaholic) mentioned upcoming house shows happening Saturday, August 7 in Fort Myers, FL, and Sunday, August 8 in Gainesville, FL, in which MVP is scheduled to tag-team with Bobby Lashley in a match against Kofi Kingston and Drew McIntyre. The WWE has not specifically advertised the match on their own website, but it's listed on both venues as the main event match.
If the reports end up being true, this will be the first time WWE fans will get a chance to see MVP compete in the ring since his knee injury back in February. Though he was sidelined from in-ring competition, MVP has continued to appear on television frequently as the mouthpiece for WWE Champion Bobby Lashley. His in-ring return could add an interesting dimension to the relationship or allow for more angles to develop on Monday Night Raw.
MVP's in-ring return will apparently happen a couple of weeks before SummerSlam 2021, which feels meaningful. If MVP continues to wrestle off television but not in the weeks leading up to SummerSlam, there could be some opportunity for Lashley to suddenly show that he's not injured anymore and aid his partner in the ring. Or it could be the perfect chance for MVP to turn on his client and somehow set himself up for a shot at the WWE Championship.
One need only to think back to Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander. After losing the Raw Tag Team Championship, they were rewarded with a savage beating by Bobby Lashley and expulsion from The Hurt Business by MVP. Perhaps if Lashley dropped the title at SummerSlam 2021, an uninjured MVP would blindside Lashley and expel him as well. That said, MVP would then be the only client of The Hurt Business, so perhaps it wouldn't be in his best interest to do that unless he found some other wrestlers to work with. Perhaps that answer could be more clear following the upcoming roster switch-up?
Monday Night Raw airs on USA Mondays at 8:00 p.m. ET. Lots of things are happening in the WWE, and it's being reported that these major changes are being handed down by the top brass. For more on that, read on the alleged unwritten edict Vince McMahon handed down to change the shows and how it may not be the best idea.
Mick likes good television, but also reality television. He grew up on Star Wars, DC, Marvel, and pro wrestling and loves to discuss and dissect most of it. He’s been writing online for over a decade and never dreamed he’d be in the position he is today.
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