On the June 7th episode of Monday Night RAW it was confirmed that Drew McIntyre will challenge Bobby Lashley for the WWE Championship inside Hell In A Cell.
The Scottish Warrior won the right to face Lashley by overcoming Kofi Kingston on the May 31st edition of the red brand. The match was everything that you would expect between the pair as they threw everything but the kitchen sink at each other. The Scot finally picked up the win intercepting Kingston with a Claymore as he came off the top rope.
On the most recent edition of the red brand, the pair met in the ring to sign the contract for their clash.
However, as is customary with these things, the signing didn’t quite pass without incident. MVP requested that if McIntyre was to lose at Hell In A Cell, he wouldn’t be able to face Lashley again for the WWE Title. While the Scott agreed, he countered by asking to face the champion inside the steel structure which gave the pay-per-view its name.
Again, an agreement was reached and Sonia Deville and Adam Pearce made the stipulations official.
Despite the relatively cordial affair, McIntyre had one more trick left up his sleeve in order to try and rattle the champion. As Lashley turned to leave, the ‘Scottish Warrior’ plunged his trademark sword through the table in the ring.
After RAW went off the air, MVP and Lashley appeared on RAW Talk, explaining that they were less than impressed with the challenger.
Lashley said that McIntyre “disrespected his ladies” before adding that he was above the actions demonstrated by the Scot.
“He smashes the table. What did that do? That right there is the difference between Drew and me. I ain’t going to do small barks like that, I’m above all that.”
MVP was even more scathing in his assessment of the situation, calling out McIntyre for a lack of class.
“Drew McIntyre is a crass, he’s a savage and has no class. He keeps asking for the hurt over and over again. They say insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
“Plus, he’s not very intelligent. How many times does Drew have to find himself in a hurt lock and yet he keeps begging to get his ass kicked?”
Lashley went on to dismiss any suggestion that his inexperience inside Hell In A Cell would be a disadvantage. The champion said that the cage would make little difference to the outcome.
“What’s the difference? What does a cage have anything to do with the outcome? I put him to sleep at WrestleMania and several times after that. I just get to kick Drew’s ass inside a cage this time.”
McIntyre most recently challenged for the belt in a Triple Threat Match at WrestleMania Backlash. This was after he had failed to recapture the title at WrestleMania 37.
WWE Hell In A Cell will take place on Sunday June 20th. As things stand it will be the final WWE pay-per-view to be held without fans present.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.