The WWE Championship match for the June 14 Backlash pay-per-view has been made official following a confrontation on Raw.
Drew McIntyre will defend the title against Bobby Lashley, who it looks like will have MVP in his corner.
Drew McIntyre has defeated Kings, Messiahs and titleholders as the WWE Champion, but now he must take down The All Mighty. Prior to McIntyre’s brand-to-brand invitational showdown with King Corbin on Raw, Bobby Lashley emerged to let the Scottish Superstar know that he was coming for the title by any means necessary.
The imposing strongman has brutally dispatched of R-Truth in his most recent bouts but craves a better test of his jaw-dropping strength. It’s been 13 long years since Lashley challenged for the WWE Title, and a consummate fighting champion now stands in his path. Since slaying Brock Lesnar for the title, McIntyre has fought off challenger after challenger, as The Big Show, Andrade, Angel Garza, Murphy, Seth Rollins and King Corbin all were left stranded in Claymore Country.
The game plan has changed for The All Mighty, who has replaced Lana with MVP in his corner. The Ravishing Russian has been livid with the recent developments, and she presents an unpredictable wild card for Lashley’s championship training.
After Lashely came calling for McIntyre on Raw, the two traded jabs on social media and made the showdown official.
As mentioned, the two have taken to Twitter today to further their budding rivalry. McIntyre posted:
Oh YOU’RE putting ME on notice? Good. This is the @fightbobby EVERYONE has wanted to see for two years now. You’re a dangerous man, but leave your marital issues at the door because if we’re going to do this, I want the very best version of Lashley. I’ll be waiting.
Lashley replied to that with:
Did I stutter? Careful what you wish for Champ. You want “this Lashley”…you got it. See you at #WWEBacklash.
Since dethroning Brock Lesnar for WWE’s top belt at WrestleMania last month, McIntyre has successfully retained in matches over the Big Show and Seth Rollins.