Drew McIntyre vs. Bobby Lashley WWE title match set for Backlash
Bobby Lashley has officially been confirmed as the next challenger for the WWE Championship.
Following last night’s Raw, WWE has announced that WWE Champion Drew McIntyre will defend his title against Lashley at Backlash. The pay-per-view is taking place on Sunday, June 14.
McIntyre defeated SmackDown’s Baron Corbin in a non-title match in the main event of last night’s Raw. Before that started, Lashley and MVP came out to the stage and cut a promo where MVP said they’ve taken a personal interest in the match. Lashley said he was putting McIntyre on notice and coming after the WWE Championship.
McIntyre then exchanged words with Lashley and MVP after the match was over. He yelled that he and the fans have waited a long time for Lashley to step up and be the killer that he is. McIntyre said this is the version of Lashley he wants to fight. MVP held Lashley back and gestured that McIntyre’s time as WWE Champion is running out.
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McIntyre won the WWE Championship from Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania 36. Since then, he’s had title defenses against Big Show and Seth Rollins.
During their time in TNA, Lashley won the TNA World Heavyweight Championship from McIntyre in the main event of Slammiversary 2016.
McIntyre vs. Lashley is the second match to be made official for Backlash. WWE has also announced Edge vs. Randy Orton for the PPV.