WWE Champion Bobby Lashley Set to Face His Former Teammate on the Raw Before WrestleMania

Published 04/03/2021, 8:00 AM EDT


No one expected the Hurt Business to collapse mere weeks before WrestleMania. Unfortunately, WWE pulled the plug on perhaps its most influential faction since the Shield. Bobby Lashley and MVP kicked Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander out of the Hurt Business, and now the WWE Champion will take on Cedric on Raw.

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Bobby Lashley faces Cedric Alexander on Raw

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Last week, Bobby Lashley kicked the former Raw Tag Team Champions out of the group. Cedric and Shelton lost a two-on-one handicap match against Lashley’s WrestleMania opponent, Drew McIntyre, which banned them from ringside for the match.

On the next episode of Raw, Lashley expressed his disappointment in them and admonished them for their incompetence. Tempers flared and the All Mighty attacked both Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander. He then faced Benjamin in a singles match, where he destroyed him in mere minutes.

PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 19: Bobby Lashley attends WWE Live AccorHotels Arena Popb Paris Bercy on May 19, 2018 in Paris, France. (Photo by Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images)

After putting away Shelton, Lashley gets the chance to beat Cedric Alexander, who was the last member to join the Hurt Business. Alexander might look minuscule compared to Lashley, but he is a former Cruiserweight Champion. Lashley might take the high-flyer lightly, which could come back to bite him.

Can Alexander shock the world and beat the most dominant superstar in WWE? Will Bobby Lashley destroy another superstar on his path to face Drew McIntyre at WrestleMania? Tune in to Raw to find out.

Drew McIntyre faces Baron Corbin on Raw

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Drew McIntyre had an arduous night on Raw facing Ricochet and Mustafa Ali back-to-back. Unfortunately, he’s in for another rough session against Baron Corbin next week. The most hated person in the company right now, Corbin arrived on Raw for the simple goal to take out Drew McIntyre.

If he successfully takes out McIntyre, he’ll get an automatic title shot against Bobby Lashley and the chance to headline WrestleMania. As for Lashley, he’ll have a much easier night taking out Corbin instead of the Scottish Warrior.

To overcome Corbin, we’ll have to see the Scottish Psychopath return and destroy his foe. Lashley has proven capable of beating McIntyre by beating his best friend Sheamus twice on Raw. McIntyre is a tough challenge, but will he be able to beat the former King of the Ring?

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Tune in to Raw to catch Lashley vs Alexander and McIntyre vs Corbin in what promises to be an explosive go-home episode for WrestleMania 37.

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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.

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