Bobby Lashley gave Jim Cornette ‘The Hurt Business’ during his time in Ohio Valley Wrestling. During a recent edition of The Jim Cornette Experience, former WWE creative team member Jim Cornette and co-host Brian Last discussed Cornette suffered whiplash off of a bodyslam from current WWE Champion Bobby Lashley during The Almighty’s budding start in developmental and couldn’t move his neck for several weeks because of it. Wrestling-Edge transcribed Cornette’s comments. This Bobby Lashley triple threat match rumor just leaked.
Cornette: This is when Bobby Lashley was green and it was his first two months in the business. I don’t know if he had any professional wrestling training when we got him in OVW but I put him with a heel manager to speak for him and we had him just do some basic stuff. Bobby started doing a powerslam as a finish and it was so convincing that I was like [explicit]. I hesitate to call that finish because I don’t want to squash somebody. So we are doing an angle where I am going to attack the babyface while I’m doing the interview. I’m going to get involved and he’s gonna pick me up and give me a slam.
Cornette continued: I said: “now, not a power slam Bobby, just a regular bodyslam”, because even back then I was around forty-something years old. He said ‘okay’ and tried to take care of me but ended up almost putting me in the hospital. When he picked me up and bodyslammed me, he over-rotated me and instead of setting me down flat on my back he put me over so far that my feet hit and then my ass hit and then my head flew toward my knees. Because of that, Bobby gave me whiplash and I couldn’t move my neck for three weeks. At least I had no problem selling it.
This Bobby Lashley WWE title loss rumor was recently revealed. In other news regarding Bobby Lashley, the current WWE champion recently sat down with TheWrap to discussed who came up with The Hurt Business name. Credit to TheWrap for the transcription.
Lashley said: It was me. I was thinking about this before, I was thinking about the whole thing before,” Lashley revealed. “Originally, a boxing coach that I had down in Coconut Creek at American Top Team. He used to always wear this T-shirt and I was like, man, that is incredible man, that needs to be in WWE because that’s my character. I just need a group. So I just loved it forever. And this was several years back, several, several years back, and I held onto it. And when we came, I was still holding onto it. And I was like man, I wanted to do something like that, but I need the right people involved.
Lashley continued: “And then when MVP had that Royal Rumble, he was only going to do that, but when he was there, we had worked before and I told him, ‘Man, you know what character you are… you are kind of a mix between Suge Knight, and Don King.’ I said, ‘If you mix all those up that is you.’ And I told him about this and then me and him got together and he was like, ‘We can make a real little faction out of this.’ And of course we thought about Shelton (Benjamin), because Shelton wasn’t really doing anything, everybody knows how good Shelton is but everything really depends on timing and finding the right role for you. I was like, man we got to bring Shelton, because Shelton gets it. And then we needed a young boy to come up, and Cedric (Alexander) is phenomenal.
Lashley concluded: “But when we went to go look for The Hurt Business at that time, I was like, man, let’s try The Hurt Business, and we sent it in and then when it came back it shocked us. Like, what? Nobody has it? Nobody copyrighted it or nothing… And the merch guy came up to me and was like, ‘Bro, you’ll never believe it, it is open.’ I said let’s go, let’s start printing. And as soon as we put it out, the T-shirts went like crazy at the beginning. Black and gold, The Hurt Business, it was beautiful. And then our group just kind of formed from there. And then before I ran with it, I called my boxing coach down there at Coconut Creek and I asked for his blessing and he was like, ‘Use the name, just send me a few T-shirts.’ I said cool.” Bobby Lashley appeared to ‘bury’ AEW on Raw not too long ago.