One match has been rumored since around January was Drew McIntyre vs Bobby Lashley for the WWE championship. The main difference with the expected match is that Lashley was going to be champion going into the match this way McIntyre can get his title win in front of an audience which is something that was impossible for him last year due to the pandemic. I mentioned that McIntyre should come up short in this match, because it would give him the opportunity to be on the chase for a time instead of just being the champion. Lashley has also earned a chance to be WWE Champion for longer then a cup of coffee.
Last week on Raw, The Hurt Business split up with Lashley beating down his former stablemates which is extremely perplexing in my opinion. Unless they have a bigger picture plan for Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander then why bother splitting up a successful stable just before Wrestlemania. Benjamin hasn't done much since he stopped teaming with Chad Gable and Cedric has really struggled to find a spot for himself since he moved up from 205 Live. The Hurt Business had given every member a purpose and a reason to mean something, but WWE jumped before the fans turned. Cedric and Benjamin could remain a tag team if they did get removed from the group. Also WWE could've moved a different direction by having The Hurt Business win the match and really stack the odds against Drew at Wrestlemania. Clearly though WWE still doesn't see the point of having a long term plan in place for talent like they should and I will always put over how important having a long term plan is in wrestling.
A big question mark for Wrestlemania is will we see the Andre The Giant Battle Royal return this year after taking a hiatus from the match last year due to the pandemic. I doubt that the match will return this year which means the company will likely need another way to bring a variety of talent onto the Wrestlemania card. I think a lumberjack match would be the best cover for the company to get a variety of talent on the show without having to deal with the battle royal backlash during a pandemic. I would give Mustafa Ali and T-Bar the lumberjack match, because they spend how long building the arrival of Retribution to let the group go down with a whimper. A lumberjack match would be a great way to give both guys an opportunity to really showcase something for the group that was never given a chance to succeed. Again instead of predicting Wrestlemania this year I will be putting together my own two day Wrestlemania event and giving an explanation to why the match belongs on the card.
If Braun wins he will get a WWE Title Shot:
Braun Strowman vs Shane McMahon
WWE Championship Match:
(c) Bobby Lashley w/ MVP vs Drew McIntyre
T-Bar vs Mustafa Ali
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