WWE has confirmed the entire match card for WrestleMania Day 1 & Day 2. Unfortunately, it confirms what most of us had already expected regarding Bobby Lashley vs Bray Wyatt.
After spending weeks building up a feud between the Eater of Worlds and The Almighty at the Showcase of the Immortals, WWE has dropped its plans with no explanation why.
Bobby Lashley revealed to Denise Salcedo of Instinct Culture that everything is pretty much up in the air, saying:
Right now, we're trying to figure out what I'm going to do, being the All Mighty former WWE Champion and everything like that, still in search of finding that big matchup.
Lashley then clarified that he's rearing to go, adding that he's "the real challenge for anybody on the roster."
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At the moment, Lashley still isn't scheduled to compete at WrestleMania 39. Instead, he'll appear at the Final SmackDown Before WrestleMania as a participant in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royale.
In recent years, the commemorative event has had mixed reactions. Some believe that it has minimal bearing on the WWE, overall. The last winner to really make use of the spotlight was Jey Uso two years ago.
It's hard to wrap your head around the WWE and its lack of options for Bobby Lashley. The clash against Bray Wyatt was a good idea but the consensus suggests that Lashley should've continued his rivalry against Brock Lesnar until WrestleMania 39. After which, the angle between Lashley and Wyatt could've started. Instead, Lashley, a top-billing WWE star, is left unbooked for the Show of Shows.
Is Triple H trying to avoid heavyweight clashes, which is something that Vince McMahon had a well-known affinity to do, it's certainly possible.
We won't know the answer to this question until this weekend when WrestleMania 39 kicks off at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.