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Brock Lesnar vs. Bobby Lashley official for WWE Royal Rumble


WWE has set a date for the first-ever one-on-one match between Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley.

Lesnar will defend his WWE Championship against Lashley at the Royal Rumble on Saturday, January 29. Lashley getting the title shot was made official when he defeated Big E, Seth Rollins, and Kevin Owens in a fatal four-way number one contender's match in the main event of tonight's Raw.

Lashley pinned Owens to win the number one contender's match. Big E and Rollins were also speared by Lashley leading into the finish.

Lesnar became WWE Champion by defeating Big E, Rollins, Owens, and Lashley in a fatal five-way match at Day 1 last Saturday. Lesnar was added to the match at the last minute after Roman Reigns tested positive for COVID-19. Reigns had been scheduled to defend his Universal Championship against Lesnar at Day 1.

At Day 1, Lashley was the only wrestler in the match that Lesnar didn't hit the F-5 on. Lashley gave Lesnar a spear through the barricade at one point in the match, and there was also a spot where Lashley got a near fall after hitting a spear on Lesnar in the ring.

When asked for comment after Lashley's win tonight, Lesnar didn't acknowledge Lashley. Lesnar said that he'd see Reigns on SmackDown this Friday night.

Lesnar reunited with Paul Heyman during the opening segment of tonight's Raw.

The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis will be the host of this year's Royal Rumble. Here's the updated card for the pay-per-view:

  • Men's Royal Rumble match
  • Women's Royal Rumble match
  • WWE Champion Brock Lesnar defends against Bobby Lashley
  • Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch defends against either Liv Morgan, Bianca Belair, or Doudrop (Morgan, Belair, and Doudrop will face off in a triple threat match on Raw next week to determine Lynch's Royal Rumble challenger)
  • Mixed tag match: Edge & Beth Phoenix vs. The Miz & Maryse