Bobby Lashley has provided the newest update on the status of his planned match against Bray Wyatt at WrestleMania 39.
Prior to Elimination Chamber on February 18, the plan for Mania was Wyatt vs Brock Lesnar, but Lesnar nixed that idea, and approved a match between himself and Omos instead.
That caused WWE to pivot to the plan being Wyatt vs Lashley, but an illness to Wyatt which has kept him out of action for a month now seems to have put paid to that idea.
Wyatt might be out, but Lashley is fit and ready to go and currently doesn’t have a match announced for WrestleMania – instead, he’s scheduled for the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal on the pre-Mania episode of SmackDown Friday night.
Speaking in a new interview with Denise Salcedo, Lashley said:
“Right now, we’re trying to figure out what I’m going to do, being the All Mighty former WWE Champion and everything like that, still in search of finding that big matchup.
“That’s what everybody wants to do when they go to WrestleMania, they want to have a big iconic matchup in front of hundreds of thousands of fans and do what we love.
“Right now, I’m kind of half and half, getting ready for it and preparing for that day. I have a big match on Friday night, hopefully, that trickles over and causes something big for Saturday or Sunday.”
When asked specifically if he’d be facing Wyatt at Mania, Lashley said he has “no idea”.
As Lashley indicated – which is true and worth keeping in mind – there could always be some kind of development on or after SmackDown that leads to him having a spot at Mania even though nothing’s set right now.
Despite the situation, Lashley has indicated several times on social media that he will be involved at WrestleMania.
We’ll keep you posted if there are any more updates in the coming days.
I’ve worked too hard to be denied.
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— Bobby Lashley (@fightbobby) March 13, 2023
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