WWE Reportedly Has Promised Bobby Lashley a Showdown With Brock Lesnar

Published 03/21/2021, 10:00 AM EDT


Bobby Lashley has been demanding a match with Brock Lesnar since his return to WWE in 2018. ‘The All-Mighty’ wants Lesnar under any circumstance and constantly calls him out whenever the opportunity arises. 

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Now that he is WWE Champion, Lashley thinks he is in the best position of his career to finally get that showdown with Brock and wants that match more than anything else right now. 

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It seems as if he does have a reason to demand that match, and it may be due to the fact that he was promised it years ago. Speaking on a recent edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Sports Journalist Dave Meltzer reported that Lashley was supposed to fight Lesnar a long time ago.

“You know they never did that match so it’s something new. You know when Bobby Lashley came in he was told that he was going to get Brock and that was years ago. It just never materialized,” noted Meltzer. “They just never got around to it. It’s not that they couldn’t do it, they just never got around to it.

LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 09: Brock Lesnar backstage during the UFC 200 event on July 9, 2016 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

By the looks of it, WWE roped Bobby Lashley back into the ring in 2018 with the promise of giving him the biggest showdown of the decade. However, since then the company has been pushing it off and has never really gotten around to living up to the promise. 

WWE also ‘never got around to’ one of the biggest dream matches

Another wasted opportunity that comes to mind here is the one dream match fans never got to see which was potentially the biggest one of the lot- The Undertaker vs Sting. 

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When Sting made his WWE debut at Survivor Series 2014, fans thought a feud with The Undertaker was a given. This was just destiny unfolding in the eyes of everyone, but WWE never made it happen. 

Instead, Sting was given his WrestleMania moments against Triple H and then against Seth Rollins later which was his last feud with the company. The dream fight against The Undertaker could have happened, and at the time, Taker still had a good fight or two left in him.

ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 03: Triple H and Undertaker battle during their WWE No Holds Barred Match at ‘WrestleMania 27’ at the Georgia World Congress Center on April 3, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

Although Brock Lesnar hasn’t been seen since his loss at WrestleMania last year, we may just see him take Lashley up on that challenge. There is only much ‘The Beast Incarnate’ can listen to before taking his opponents apart. Bobby Lashley may get exactly what he wishes for. 

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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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