Bobby Lashley has earned a shot against WWE Champion Brock Lesnar at WWE Royal Rumble, as he defeated Big E, Kevin Owens, and Seth Rollins in a hard-fought Fatal 4-Way match on the January 3 episode of WWE RAW.
The bout, which would determine Lesnar’s challenger, was a chaotic one, as the competitors battled throughout the arena. In the end, Lashley won after he dropped Owens with a Spear and pinned him. Here’s how the match culminated, courtesy of WrestleZone’s own Lovell Porter’s play-by-play coverage.
Owens dives off a balcony and takes everyone out with a senton. Owens hits a senton off the top to Big E. Rollins immediately hits a frog splash for a near fall. Owens celebrates as Rollins is pinning Big E. Big E fights his way out of Rollins and Owens’ finishes. Owens manages to hit a popup powerbomb but Lashley pushes Rollins into the pile to break up the pin. Lashley Spears everyone and pins Owens for the win.
Winner- Bobby Lashley
— WWE (@WWE) January 4, 2022
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The official preview for the match, courtesy of the WWE website, is as follows:
After Universal Champion Roman Reigns was unable to compete at WWE Day 1 due to COVID protocols, the intimidating Lesnar insisted he be added to the WWE Championship Match at the inaugural Premium Live Event. Out of the furious free-for-all of the Fatal 5-Way, The Beast overcame Lashley, Big E, Seth “Freakin’” Rollins and Kevin Owens to claim the WWE Title and once again stand on top of the mountain.
Two days later, The All Mighty stormed back onto Raw and reestablished himself as the next challenger to The Conqueror by emerging victorious in a Fatal 4-Way Match against Owens, Rollins and Big E, the very match originally scheduled for WWE Day 1. Lashley earned the opportunity on the same night the WWE Champion reunited with his advocate, Paul Heyman.
Now, brace yourself as the two intense Superstars lock horns in what promises to be an explosive showdown. Don’t miss Royal Rumble, Saturday, Jan. 29, at 8 ET/5 PT, streaming live on Peacock in the United States and WWE Network everywhere else.