Bobby Lashley won the WWE Championship after beating The Miz on Monday Night RAW back in March last year. Since then, he was booked as a very dominant force and had Vince McMahon’s seal of approval. Lashley then lost that title to Big E in a huge moment that fans will always remember.
The Almighty and The Beast clashed at the Royal Rumble for the WWE Championship. In the end, Lashley won the match after Paul Heyman turned on Brock Lesnar.
WWE will be holding a mega event at Madison Square Garden on March 5 this year. It will feature stars such as Brock Lesnar, Ronda Rousey, Roman Reigns and more.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the two marquee matches planned for the show are Brock Lesnar vs. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
Meltzer explained that Lesnar was added to the MSG show because the company did not fare well in New York the last time they were there.
“It’s pretty clear Vince McMahon wasn’t taking that last Madison Square Garden show doing one of the lowest crowds in the last 80 years in the building lying down. Not only did he add Lesnar to the show, and every Lesnar appearance is very expensive and hardly cost effective for a house show, particularly in a building where you need a huge number just to break even and really running the building itself with the crowd they drew the last time would be tough.”
Bobby Lashley is set to defend his WWE Championship at the Elimination Chamber event in Saudi Arabia on February 19th. We will have to wait and see whether he will end up winning the match or not.