Haters will think it's photoshopped. But it's not.
Bobby Lashley took a photo with the WWE Championship using a replica title.
For those unaware, Lashley is not the WWE Champion. The title belongs to Drew McIntyre, though Lashley will have his opportunity to gain the title at WWE Backlash when he faces McIntyre.
Here's what Lashley would look like with the gold around his shoulder.
One more week. Your story was fun @DMcIntyreWWE, but that’s all it is: A story.— Bobby Lashley (@fightbobby) June 7, 2020
My prophecy has been written for YEARS. I am the TRUE “Chosen One”.
Time to dominate. #WWEBacklash #AndNew pic.twitter.com/1TYFVAghZT
Finding the post more funny than threatening, McIntyre called out Lashley for asking for a replica title.
FYI, people think this is photoshop. No. He actually asked to have these photos took whilst he was playing make-believe --— Drew McIntyre (@DMcIntyreWWE) June 7, 2020
Jordan Devlin, who is the current NXT Cruiserweight Champion but currently unable to defend the title, got in on the action. El Hijo del Fantasma won the interim NXT Cruiserweight Title on Wednesday's NXT.
There's a lot of that going around these days... Replica belts for Christmas I think. https://t.co/CLGN47uC8i— Jordan Devlin (@Jordan_Devlin1) June 7, 2020
In many sports, there is a superstition that you shouldn't touch the ultimate prize until you've officially won it. In wrestling, replica belts can have you believing you're actually a champion.