WWE has not dropped any hints on what could be next for Drew McIntyre after his match with Roman Reigns tonight at the Survivor Series pay-per-view but, as noted by Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE has been making sure to protect Bobby Lashley in recent months.
During a conversation with Bryan Alvarez about the secondary belts not being treated as a big deal, Meltzer noted that this hasn’t been the case for the United States Title because Lashley is holding that belt.
Meltzer said, “Bobby Lashley is one of the most protected guys there and Sami Zayn is a guy who they use as the pesky little guy who is a good talker who annoys everyone.”
Lashley vs. Zayn is scheduled for tonight’s pay-per-view and there seems to be very little doubt about the outcome of the match.
Meltzer said, “They’re gonna protect Bobby Lashley but I don’t think it’s because of the belt. It’s because Bobby Lashley has a great look and they’re protecting him. They’re protecting him but I got no idea what for. Maybe they’re gonna go back to him and Drew? That’s fine if they do because they protected him for so long, they might as well do something like that with him. He’s the bully of The Hurt Business and everything like that.”
Again, this is speculation but based on how Lashley has been pushed on Raw in recent months, it makes sense for Lashley to be the next in line to challenge for the WWE Championship.
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