WrestleMania Update: Huge Stipulation Added to WWE Championship Match Between Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre

Published 03/23/2021, 10:00 PM EDT


Bobby Lashley will defend his WWE Championship at WrestleMania against one of his biggest rivals yet in Drew McIntyre. Following the latter’s victory at Fastlane against Sheamus, there was nothing stopping him from demanding a rematch for the title, one which he never got after dropping it to The Miz. 

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It seems as if ‘The All-Mighty’ will be all by himself at the grandest stage of them all as he defends the gold around his waist. His biggest strength, The Hurt Business, will not be by his side at WrestleMania! 

On the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, Drew McIntyre faced Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin of The Hurt Business in a 2-on-1 Handicap match. Overcoming the odds, ‘The Scottish Psychopath’ emerged victorious. 

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Through this victory, he managed to add this stipulation to his rematch. The Hurt Business will not be present ringside during the fight. Although, MVP may be present as Lashley’s mentor which cannot be ruled out. 

Drew McIntyre made short work of The Hurt Business

The Hurt Business has been built well over months by WWE. Starting out as a faction that made unnecessary appearances during Raw’s declining product quality, MVP’s men have come a long way and are now the strongest team in the company.

The faction is more of a wolf pack and if you mess with one, you mess with all. With Lashley being the strongest enforcer, they were untouchable for a long time and even managed to fend off the notorious attacks of Retribution.

However, Drew McIntyre made short work of them and blasted off the former Tag Team Champions as if they weren’t competition for him in the first place. MVP himself was furious with the outcome and understood just how much this could affect the fight at WrestleMania. 

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With the Championship only just being placed on the shoulders of Bobby Lashley, it is unlikely that he will drop it to Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania. WWE wants to give Drew the match with a live crowd he never had and truly deserved. 

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There are increasing speculations of Brock Lesnar returning to hunt down Lashley for his challenges but until that happens, it’s Drew McIntyre vs Bobby Lashley at WrestleMania, one-on-one for the WWE Championship.

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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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