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.
He defended his WWE Championship in an Elimination Chamber match at the WWE Elimination Chamber Premium Live Event on February 19th. However, the company wrote a concussion protocol angle to take him out of the match. It turned out that Lashley was legitimately injured since the Royal Rumble last month
While speaking on the Busted Open podcast, WWE Hall Of Famer Bully Ray criticized WWE for always using Brock Lesnar to push Bobby Lashley aside and never giving him his due.
”Give the champion his due. The champion should be coming out last. Seriously, just what is the big deal if Brock Lesnar comes out first? I’m not saying put him out there second or third or fourth.
Bobby Lashley looks so good and wrestles so well – there is just a plethora of great things Bobby Lashley does. However, the minute Brock Lesnar steps back in the picture, Bobby gets pushed to the side on many fronts. Send him out last, give the champion his entrance, give him some pyro, give him some fanfare.”
Lashley underwent testing on his shoulder following WWE Elimination Chamber as well. WWE also knew Bobby Lashley wasn’t fit to compete in the match for weeks but had him go to Saudi Arabia regardless. We will have to wait and see whether Lashley will make it back in time for WrestleMania 38, as it seems unlikely at this point in time.