Sunday's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view went off the air with Drew McIntyre successfully retaining his WWE Championship inside the Elimination Chamber, only for Bobby Lashley to viciously attack him as the chamber was being lifted above the ring. The Miz then ran in and cashed-in his Money in the Bank contract, making him a two-time WWE Champion and earning his first world championship reign in a decade. With WrestleMania 37 a little less than two months away, fans are already speculating on who will wind up fighting for WWE's top title at its biggest annual show.
@WrestleVotes, which often breaks backstage news regarding WWE, took to Twitter on Monday with a source claiming that Lashley is currently slated for the WWE title match at Mania, but not The Miz. This implies Miz will drop the title sometime between now and WrestleMania (possibly as soon as tonight), and that McIntyre will wind up challenging Lashley.
It’s that time of year- LOTS of misinformation b/w sources, which happens around WM. However, from source:
WWE Title match- The Miz is
not scheduled to be involved.
As of now, Bobby Lashley IS.— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) February 22, 2021
This would be great news for Lashley, given that "The All Mighty" has never held a world championship in WWE despite two lengthy reigns with the company and world championship success in other promotions (namely Impact Wrestling). It would also give McIntyre the chance to regain the title in front of a live crowd, something he was robbed of last year due to COVID-19. But this is all speculation for now
WWE has confirmed this week's Raw will see a special championship presentation for The Miz. Fans will likely see responses from both McIntyre and Lashley at some point during the show.
Check out the full results from Elimination Chamber below:
- (Kickoff) John Morrison def. Elias, Mustafa Ali and Ricochet
- Daniel Bryan def. Jey Uso, Kevin Owens, Cesaro, Sami Zayn and King Corbin (Elimination Chamber Match)
- WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns def. Daniel Bryan
- United States Championship: Riddle def. John Morrison and Bobby Lashley
- WWE Women's Tag Team Championships: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler def. Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair
- WWE Championship: Drew McIntyre def. AJ Styles, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Jeff Hardy and Kofi Kingston (Elimination Chamber Match)
- WWE Championship: The Miz def. Drew McIntyre