BREAKING: WWE Champion Bobby Lashley to Defend His Title at WrestleMania Backlash Against Drew McIntyre

Published 04/13/2021, 12:06 AM EDT


Drew McIntyre had a dominant reign as WWE Champion through the second half of 2020 and carried Raw through the lockdown period. However, he was humbled when he lost the title at Elimination Chamber this year to The Miz, who in turn lost it to Bobby Lashley. 

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‘The All-Mighty’ defended his title successfully against McIntyre at WrestleMania and proved that he is the new king on the throne. However, Drew isn’t ready to give up his claim to the gold and wants yet another shot at the coveted title. 

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On the latest episode of Raw, ‘The Scottish Psychopath’ made this intention clear and challenged the WWE Champion. However, the other big names in the locker room weren’t just going to stand by and let him have the Championship match again. 

He was soon interrupted by Braun Strowman, hot off his win against Shane McMahon at WrestleMania 37. ‘The Monster Among Men’ once more tried to get in on the Championship action and throw his hat in the ring for the challenge as well. 

A few seconds later, ‘The Legend Killer’ Randy Orton walked out, free from his pressing rivalry against The Fiend. As expected, he too wanted a shot at the WWE Championship. Lashley was left watching 3 of the biggest possible challengers staring each other down in the ring.

Seeing the obvious dilemma, Adam Pearce immediately walked out and stipulated that the three would face each other on the same night, and the winner would face Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania Backlash next week!

Drew McIntyre ended up overcoming his foes

Braun Strowman, Randy Orton, and Drew McIntyre stepped into the ring and engaged in one of the most heated brawls. All three of them had an equal chance of walking away with the win, and Randy Orton looked like an early favorite as he allowed the other two competitors to wear each other down. 

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However, a fight is a marathon, and Drew eventually managed to get the better of both men and beat both brute strength and agility to come out on top. He landed the final Claymore Kick to pin Randy Orton, emerging victorious. 

Drew was immediately ambushed by Retribution members T-Bar and Mace, who were seen walking back to MVP who stood at the podium. This suggests that Drew will have to face those two as well going into his match, and will have the odds stacked against him once more. 

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Luke Dias

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Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

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