A WWE Raw star has opened up in a recent interview about big changes to his on-screen character and alignment with a new heel group.
Cedric Alexander joined the Hurt Business a couple of months ago by turning on Ricochet. Prior to that he’d been a babyface throughout his entire WWE run and, despite being Cruiserweight Champion, had very limited success.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated about how important the turn was, he said:
“I needed a change of pace and the chance to let out a new side that people aren’t used to seeing. One of the things that made me love wrestling in general was my career in amateur wrestling in high school and college. Just being on the mat made me feel a type of aggression I wasn’t really able to produce in my regular life. Now, with the Hurt Business, this is my chance to let loose. Before, when I was frustrated, I couldn’t let it out. Sometimes being a bad dude just feels a lot better. I knew I needed this, and it feels good.”
Alexander teams up with fellow Hurt Business member Shelton Benjamin against Raw Tag Team Champions the New Day tonight. We will of course have live coverage of the show here on the site.