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Bobby Lashley Wins Fatal Four Way Match To Become Number One Contender

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After winning fatal four way match in the main event of Raw, Bobby Lashley will face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship at the Royal Rumble.

After a shocking change of plans to the Day 1 Premium Live Event after Roman Reigns tested positive for COVID-19, Brock Lesnar was inserted into the WWE Championship match in the main event and managed to defeat four other men to become the new WWE Champion.

Raw opened with Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar coming to the ring to celebrate The Beast’s victory, and Heyman was full of praise for both former champion Big E and the dominant Bobby Lashley. Heyman pointed out that Lashley was the only one not to take an F5 from his client in the match.

The original participants of the WWE Championship match at Day 1 were Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Bobby Lashley, and reigning champion Big E. Before Monday Night Raw, it was announced that these men would face off in a fatal four way match after all, this time in the main event of Raw to determine the next contender to face Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship.

After a frenetic match that saw participants chase each other into the crowd, Bobby Lashley picked up the pinfall victory when he hit a spear on Kevin Owens.

This win confirmed speculation from Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio that Bobby Lashley would be next in line.

“With Lesnar having won the title, the next step is Lesnar vs. Lashley. You could tell, at the end of the show, they teased that glare with Lashley and everything like that, and that was the last scene. The match was booked specifically for that direction.”

“Big E was the one that was pinned because if Big E wasn’t pinned, and obviously, you’d want to go with Lesnar and Big E. But, the decision, for whatever reason, and the reason is that the people who are making the decisions felt that there was a more marketable match, went with Lesnar and Lashley.”

“During the match, if you remember, Lesnar F5ed everyone but never F5ed Lashley, and they set up a couple of spots, which was the Lashley spear through the barricade. There was the Lashley spear in the ring, although Lesnar did kick out of that spear. Then there was the Hurt Lock, which Lesnar was trapped in, with the idea that Lashley proved he could get him in there and probably beat him, but Big E made the save there.”

“They booked spots all to be dominant; all the spots with Lashley and Lesnar were booked for Lashley to look good while Lesnar pulverized everybody else and destroyed everybody else. So that’s the story of where they are going with this.”

h/t Sportskeeda

Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar will face off at the Royal Rumble Premium Live Event on January 29th. Also announced for that show is Miz and Maryse vs. Edge and Beth Phoenix.