Ex-WWE Champ Bobby Lashley Returns for WrestleMania 39

As Bobby Lashley enters the battle royal, his plans for WrestleMania take an unexpected turn.

by Noman Rasool
Ex-WWE Champ Bobby Lashley Returns for WrestleMania 39

After being absent from WWE programming for several weeks, Bobby Lashley, the former WWE Champion, has been announced as part of a significant match leading up to WrestleMania 39. At first, Lashley and Bray Wyatt were in a fight that ended in a one-on-one match at WrestleMania.

However, due to Wyatt's alleged illness, recent events have necessitated a change in strategy. Instead, Lashley's participation in the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal on this week's SmackDown pleasantly surprised fans.

As part of the WrestleMania festivities, the over-the-top-rope battle royal, which has become a tradition in recent years, will take place on SmackDown. Karrion Kross, Baron Corbin, Bronson Reed, LA Knight, and Johnny Gargano are just a few of the big names confirmed for the match.

All of these participants were prominently displayed in this week's graphic.

Wyatt's Absence Modifies Lashley's WrestleMania Strategy

Since February, when he was last seen promoting his upcoming match against Lashley, Bray Wyatt has not appeared on WWE TV.

Uncle Howdy has replaced the former world champion several times over the past few weeks, but both men were absent from this week's RAW. Wyatt's storyline has been put on hold as Lashley appears to be shifting to a new strategy for WrestleMania.

With both men confirmed for the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal, their rivalry could be ignited during the match. Speculation is rife that Lashley might face LA Knight during the WrestleMania show. Lashley's new direction demonstrates WWE's flexibility in the face of unanticipated events, ensuring that the former WWE Champion will remain prominent at the year's biggest event.

WWE has used the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal for a long time to showcase emerging talent and produce memorable matches. The stage is set for a match that will live long in the memory, thanks to Lashley's participation and the possibility of a new feud developing.

Because it could have significant repercussions for the WrestleMania 39 card and beyond, fans eagerly await the outcome. The addition of Bobby Lashley to the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal has piqued the fans' interest and added further intrigue to the event as the wrestling industry prepares for WrestleMania 39.

Although Lashley's original strategy of facing Bray Wyatt has been postponed, the new direction promises to deliver some exciting and unexpected outcomes.

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