In an interview with Table for 3, Bobby Lashley spoke about the impact of ‘The Hurt Business’ members on children and all those who followed the WWE. “We were able to give our audience a different look at black talent because, before, it was always like you had to be militant or dancing or you had to be this or that.
I was like, ‘No, man. All of us make good money. We carry ourselves in a certain way so we don’t have to be thugs, we don’t have to be this, we don’t have to be that,’ we can show kids such as my son and kids growing up that these three black athletes that are very talented, they can do anything else, but at the same time, they’re not a thug, they’re not tap dancing, they’re not doing any of this."
- Lashley said, as quoted by Wrestling Inc.
Boddy Lashley: I loved everything about it
Booby Lashley is happy for the role they had, and his goal was to present 'black athletes' in a positive way, as tough guys who are on the other hand 'business' guys.
The positive story, and it must be admitted that WWE made a great job with them. “We’re dressing nice and that was one thing we made sure that we did all the time is come as the character that we wanted to be which was professionals; that’s where the ‘business’ part came into it.
I loved everything about it and I think it transcended so many different areas that we want, that we got locked into, and I think so many people saw that. I got a couple messages on Instagram, they took pictures of their son like, ‘My son went in the closet, put on a little suit after he saw you.’ That’s incredible, that made me feel good”.