We’re going there again. We are fresh off the heels of WrestleMania 37 and that means it is time to start things all over again in what is basically the new WWE season. This includes setting up new stories and feuds as things get started up again. We are also on the way to the followup pay per view, which has a lot of work to do. However, we now seem to have one of the main events.
One of the biggest matches at WrestleMania 37 was the opening match for the first night, as WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defended his title against Drew McIntyre. This was McIntyre’s return match after having the title taken from him at Elimination Chamber thanks to an attack by Lashley. McIntyre wanted another title shot, which already seems to be covered.
With Lashley now a bit more established as champion, it means that he is going to be needing some new challengers. Now that WrestleMania is out of the way, WWE can start moving him towards one of those new challengers, which is what they tried to do this week. The question was who would get the shot, and now we know who is up next for Lashley’s title.
The main event of this week’s edition of Monday Night Raw saw Drew McIntyre defeat Braun Strowman and Randy Orton in a triple threat match to become the new #1 contender to Lashley’s WWE Title. McIntyre will receive his title shot on May 16 at WrestleMania: Backlash. The match ended when Orton hit Strowman with an RKO but McIntyre caught Orton with the Claymore for the pin.
It was a busy night. Check out how we got here and their WrestleMania match:
Opinion: This is one of those decisions that is likely to set up a pretty good title match at WrestleMania: Backlash but it might not be the most inspiring choice. WWE can make an easy move by going with a continuation of having the same match that we just did at WrestleMania, but there is only so much excitement that is going to come from that kind of a decision.
McIntyre is not a bad choice for a challenger and the match is likely going to be fine. That being said, this feels like the company is standing still rather than moving forward, which makes for a bit of a strange decision. There is a chance that McIntyre is going to get the title back but there is enough drama over the result that the match should work out well enough. Just maybe not the most exciting choice.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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