Bobby Lashley is getting his rematch for the WWE Championship.
During tonight’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view, it was announced that Big E will defend the WWE Championship against Lashley on Raw this Monday night. The match will kick off the episode.
Big E cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase on Lashley on Raw two weeks ago to win the title. The cash-in happened right after Lashley had retained the WWE Championship against Randy Orton. Lashley was selling a storyline knee injury when Big E cashed in. Lashley tried to use the injury to get out of defending the title against Big E, but the match began after Big E slapped him in the face. Big E got the win after hitting the Big Ending.
Big E again pinned Lashley in a six-man tag match at Extreme Rules tonight. The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston & Xavier Woods) defeated Lashley, AJ Styles & Omos.
Lashley was setting up to put Big E in the Hurt Lock near the end of the six-man tag match, but Styles tagged himself in. Lashley then tagged himself back in when Styles went for the Phenomenal Forearm. When Big E avoided the Phenomenal Forearm, Lashley went to spear Big E but accidentally hit Styles. Big E then gave Lashley the Big Ending and pinned him to win the match.
Lashley cut a promo later in the night daring Big E to defend the WWE Championship against him on this Monday’s Raw. Lashley called Big E a coward for the way that he won the title.
Big E accepted Lashley’s challenge, saying that he’ll be in the ring at the start of Raw. Big E said Lashley better be ready this time.
Monday’s Raw is taking place at the Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.