Ahead of his WWE Championship opportunity on Monday Night RAW against The Miz, Bobby Lashley has revealed that he looks back on the storylines he was part of before joining Hurt Business with “love” and that they show he was willing to “pay dues” while awaiting his opportunity.
Kenny McIntosh of Inside The Ropes and SPORF would ask The Almighty whether walking into this year’s WrestleMania, the first in two years with fans, as WWE Champion would eclipse the Battle of the Billionnaires, where Lashley was thrust into a clash involving ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, Vince McMahon and Donald Trump – a thought that excited the former United States Champion.
“Oh, well, I’ve got to say yes to all of those. Man, I’m so focused on just that Monday match that all those other things you said, I’ve kind of trying to push to the backburner a little bit – but absolutely.”
Lashley went on to say how he believes he’ll be going into WrestleMania as WWE Champion to main event against one of three opponents that are “fired up” – but named McIntyre in particular.
“Beating Miz, I 100% believe that I will be going into WrestleMania to be the main event because there’s two opponents out there that still… Actually, three opponents out there that are still fired up and still ready to go for that title, what I did to Drew, I’m sure Drew is going to want to have an answer to that.”
The Dominator would also mention how he has to “keep his head on a swivel” against Miz as you never know when The Scottish Warrior may choose to seek vengeance – but said a “real man” would allow him to face Miz then challenge him at WrestleMania.
“After beating Miz, you know, I’ve got to keep my head on a swivel because I don’t know where his he’s going to be coming from or when he’s going to be coming back to avenge what I did to him – so I’ve got to keep my eye out for Drew. At the second token, if Drew is a real man, what he would do is allow me to have that match with Miz and then challenge me for that title at WrestleMania. That’s what he would do if he is a real man, so we will see how he reacts.”
Speaking with Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy, Lashley would also address speculation of a potential match with Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, but reiterated that Drew McIntyre is the man to beat.
Bobby Lashley challenges The Miz for the WWE Championship on this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW. The All Mighty takes on The A-Lister takes on when Bobby Lashley faces WWE Champion The Miz in a one-on-one matchup for the gold, this Monday night on Raw live on BT Sport 1 HD.