WATCH: MVP and Shelton Benjamin Celebrate With Bobby Lashley Backstage After His Championship Win on WWE Raw

Published 03/02/2021, 8:00 AM EST

Bobby Lashley fulfilled his seventeen-year destiny by becoming the WWE Champion on Raw. The Almighty made The Miz submit to the Hurt Lock in the main event.


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To prevent the Miz from escaping, Shane McMahon had the ring surrounded by lumberjacks. And after the win, the Hurt Business celebrated their CEO’s victory.

The Hurt Business celebrates their CEO’s win


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Lashley’s win brings the third championship for the Hurt Business faction. Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander also hold the Raw Tag Team Championships, which they defended against Braun Strowman and Adam Pearce. Needless to say, the faction is now draped in gold.

MVP heaped praise upon the new WWE Champion.

“Lotta naysayers, lotta disbelievers, but the only thing that matters; the only thing that matters is that you believed in you. Now nobody, nobody can never take this from you, no one can take this moment from you. This is yours, forever and ever. Because ain’t nobody here to take that from you.”

Shelton Benjamin also had something to say.

“Hey, I’m just going to say this. I’ve been in a great group before, and I’ve been in this position before, but this? This is special. Take this title home to your kids, to your family, this is your legacy, you’re a man and you’re Bobby Lashley, the Chief Hurtin’ Officer of the Hurt Business. Unstoppable. Unbeatable.”

MVP ensured Bobby Lashley would pay for the drinks before they all leave together.

The rise of Bobby Lashley

It doesn’t take someone with a great memory to remember what Bobby Lashley was doing exactly one year ago. He was embroiled in a terrible feud with Rusev and carried Lana around like a trophy wife. For a man of his talents, Lashley wasn’t doing well at all.

However, his fortunes changed when he came across MVP. The WWE legend picked Lashley up from the horrid storyline and saved his career.

As a result, Lashley became the beast he was meant to be after WrestleMania 36. Despite an unsuccessful WWE Title challenge, Lashley kept his head up and won the United States Championship.


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TOKYO,JAPAN – JUNE 29: Bobby Lashley enters the ring during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 29, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)

His reign as United States Champion was the finest in the title’s long history, and he made fans care about the championship. Once he dropped the title to Riddle, he became poised to break into the main event.

Two weeks after he destroyed Drew McIntyre at Elimination Chamber, Lashley holds the title that guarantees him the main event of WrestleMania.


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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.