The WWE Championship match for Backlash is official as Drew McIntyre will put his title on the line against Bobby Lashley.
Lashley, now aligned with MVP, has set his eyes on the prize and began targeting McIntyre on Monday's WWE Raw. Lashley looked on as McIntyre was able to defeat King Corbin in the main event on Raw. The two men traded verbals jabs on social media, thus setting up the match.
Drew McIntyre has defeated Kings, Messiahs and titleholders as the WWE Champion, but now he must take down The All Mighty. Prior to McIntyre’s brand-to-brand invitational showdown with King Corbin on Raw, Bobby Lashley emerged to let the Scottish Superstar know that he was coming for the title by any means necessary.
The imposing strongman has brutally dispatched of R-Truth in his most recent bouts but craves a better test of his jaw-dropping strength. It’s been 13 long years since Lashley challenged for the WWE Title, and a consummate fighting champion now stands in his path. Since slaying Brock Lesnar for the title, McIntyre has fought off challenger after challenger, as The Big Show, Andrade, Angel Garza, Murphy, Seth Rollins and King Corbin all were left stranded in Claymore Country.
The game plan has changed for The All Mighty, who has replaced Lana with MVP in his corner. The Ravishing Russian has been livid with the recent developments, and she presents an unpredictable wild card for Lashley’s championship training.
After Lashely came calling for McIntyre on Raw, the two traded jabs on social media and made the showdown official.
Can Lashley reach a level that he has been chasing for a long time? Or will McIntyre continue his destructive title campaign through the WWE landscape?
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With the WWE Title match official, here is a look at the updated card for WWE Backlash:
Drew McIntyre (c) vs. Bobby Lashley
Randy Orton vs. Edge
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