Another Battle Of OVW. The Monday Night Raw roster is in a bit of a weird place at the moment as Bobby Lashley has held the WWE Championship for about six months. That does not leave him with many fresh opponents, meaning WWE is going to have to come up with someone new to come after the title. Now they have someone new in mind and it could be interesting.

According to Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE is planning for a WWE Title program between Lashley and Randy Orton. This comes after Orton and Riddle defeated Lashley and MVP in the main event of this week’s Monday Night Raw. Following the match, Orton laid out Lashley with an RKO. There is no word on when the title match would take place, though Lashley does not have an opponent for Extreme Rules.

They might have something here. Check out how we could be seeing the match and some of Orton’s best WWE moments:

Priest’s Open Challenge brings out McIntyre, Lashley, RK-Bro and Sheamus: Raw, Aug. 30, 2021

RK-Bro vs. Bobby Lashley & MVP – Raw Tag Team Championship Match: Raw, Aug. 30, 2021

Randy Orton’s greatest wins: WWE Top 10, June 28, 2020

Opinion: This feels like a short term story and there is nothing wrong with that. The good thing is that WWE could throw Orton into just about any story and make it work. Orton has the kind of resume that makes him a viable challenger at any point. At the same time, WWE seems likely to be setting up Lashley vs. Goldberg II at Crown Jewel, so the Orton feud feels like a placeholder, which might be where he is best suited at the moment.

What do you think of the match? How long will Lashley hold the title? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.

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