John Cena’s return to WWE brought a lot of excitement to last night’s episode of Monday Night Raw. One wrestler was put in a tough spot when The Champ finally returned. Bobby Lashley has been in a feud with Theory, who is Cena’s long-rumored opponent for SummerSlam.

Lashley is scheduled to challenge Theory at Saturday’s Money in the Bank premium live event with the United States Championship on the line. Even brief backstage interaction between Cena and Theory was enough to excite the crowd, who has been waiting for the two to cross paths for months. That leaves Bobby Lashley in an unenviable position.

On the latest Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer called Lashley’s position a “lame-duck situation.” WWE might have to get creative with how they handle the match. Having Lashley beat Theory could weaken his position heading into a feud with John Cena.

“Lashley’s in a lame-duck situation because you know that like, he can’t like destroy Theory like you would think the way that they’ve been booked previously, that Lashley would tear him up and probably that’s not going to happen because they have to protect Theory to a degree. Maybe, you know. The thing is, Lashley could still win the title, though, because it really doesn’t benefit John Cena to be in a US Championship match.


Or, you could do something where Cena causes Theory to lose if he’s going to show up on [Saturday] to give them something special or something. The thing is, you don’t want to do the big angle right now, because then why even do the Lashley match, because it becomes the cold match.”

John Cena may play some role in the match between Theory and Bobby Lashley at MITB. There are a lot of moving parts as WWE tries to balance two different storylines for the US Champion. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out on Saturday in Las Vegas.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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