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WWE Championship match official for WrestleMania 37


For the second straight year, Drew McIntyre will be challenging for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania.

It was announced on tonight's episode of Raw that WWE Champion Bobby Lashley will defend his title against McIntyre at WrestleMania 37. The event is taking place at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida over two nights on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11.

Lashley became WWE Champion by defeating The Miz in a lumberjack match on Raw two weeks ago. In storyline, Lashley got the title shot as part of a deal he made with The Miz.. Lashley helped Miz win the WWE Championship when he attacked McIntyre at last month's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. After McIntyre retained the WWE Championship in an Elimination Chamber match, he was attacked by Lashley. Miz then cashed in his Money in the Bank briefcase to win the WWE Championship.

McIntyre defeated The Miz on Raw tonight. He sent a message to Lashley by using Lashley's Hurt Lock to submit Miz.

McIntyre will face Sheamus at Fastlane this Sunday.

At WrestleMania 36 last year, McIntyre defeated Brock Lesnar in the main event of night two to win the WWE Championship. Last year's WrestleMania was held at the WWE Performance Center with no fans in attendance. Dave Meltzer reported last week that WWE is hoping to have 45,000 fans in attendance each night at WrestleMania 37.

In addition to Lashley vs. McIntyre for the WWE Championship, two other title matches have already been made official for WrestleMania 37. Universal Champion Roman Reigns will defend his title against Edge, while Sasha Banks will defend her SmackDown Women's Championship against Bianca Belair.