The time is right for a Bobby Lashley vs. Randy Orton feud for the WWE title

TOKYO,JAPAN - JUNE 29: Bobby Lashley enters the ring during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 29, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images)
TOKYO,JAPAN - JUNE 29: Bobby Lashley enters the ring during the WWE Live Tokyo at Ryogoku Kokugikan on June 29, 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Etsuo Hara/Getty Images) /

Bobby Lashley and Randy Orton haven’t squared off in what seems like ages, but the time is nigh for these two legendary superstars to go head to head for sure and it looks like we’re going to get it at Extreme Rules coming later this month. I’m being tentative because matches have been canceled last minute in recent WWE history, so let’s let caution win over excitement, folks. It’s always safer to tread easier when it comes to WWE these days.

It’s actually been 14 years since they’ve faced off and it seems to be something that the fans undoubtedly want to see for sure.

“The All-Mighty” Bobby Lashley is in the middle of what can certainly be his greatest run in WWE history. Personally, I’ve always been a massive fan of his run in TNA as well, but perhaps that’s a story for another time.

Right about now, “The All-Mighty” era is most certainly underway, and I hope it goes on for quite some time longer, but first, he needs to go through one legend he hasn’t faced in quite some time in “The Viper,” Randy Orton. In the end, both of them are effective heels, to say the least.

They have simultaneously been thrust in another angle, or rather the angle within the angle, as they will be battling it out in their respective tag teams as well and for the titles, as Lashley and MVP won the Tag Team Turmoil Tournament on raw this week, so we’ll definitely be getting a lot of these two going head to head in the weeks to come, which really I’m not complaining about.

I think that it’s about time, really and it’s amazing that they haven’t crossed paths yet.

Randy was the guy that put a stop to Drew McIntyre’s first reign as WWE Champion and he just may be the one to do so with Lashley, but time will tell on that front of course.

I can’t help but be reminded of a statement Triple H made back in 2006 leading into his match with John Cena at WrestleMania 22. He stating that for John Cena to accomplish great things in the business, he needed first to go through Triple H.

John Cena would go on to defeat Triple H in a match that hasn’t gone over as being the best, but it made a statement all its own: Cena was there to stay and as the face of the company moving forward.

Perhaps this is the thinking here; maybe Lashley will come out on top and after he faces Randy, there are no other legends to face, except for a possibly returning Bill Goldberg that is.

It’ll be interesting to see where the tag titles go, though. Will MVP and Lashley come out on top in that war as well? Or will RK Bro go home with all the gold by the time the month is up? That all depends on where WWE Creative wants to go and their track record—especially on the Raw brand—hasn’t been all that stellar recently.

And can we compare Randy Orton to Triple H? I say absolutely. Randy has been there for almost 20 years…an anniversary he can celebrate in 2022. And all that he’s accomplished in the business since his start is legendary for sure.

But let’s juxtapose for the sake of fun, what do you say?

Triple H Championships held: 9-time WWE Champion, 5-time World Heavyweight Champion, Royal Rumble winner twice.

Randy Orton: WWE Championship (10 times), World Heavyweight Championship (4 times), Royal Rumble winner twice.

Hmm…I’d say they’re about even—actually, they’re exactly even.

So yes, for Bobby Lashley to go head to head with Randy Orton would not only make sense right about now but would be epic for Lashley’s career moving forward, especially if he goes over on Orton for the WWE Championship, much like Cena did with Triple H in 2006. We’ll say that the tag titles are less important for what I’m trying to prove here.

But if Randy were to win, that would be a notch on his very own belt for sure, bringing him to a total of 15 championship wins overall, but if that were to happen, I see him dropping the title to Lashley later on, maybe in a way to cement Lashley as Champion, very much like what occurred with Drew in 2020, but of course, time will tell, dear readers.

And I mentioned Triple H a few times in this piece and as it has been reported by many news sources, including our very own, he has suffered an incident regarding his heart and underwent an emergency procedure. He is in recovery as a statement issued by WWE stated.

Next. Naomi as the top heel on the SmackDown roster would be a fitting change. dark

I’d like to take this time to wish him a speedy recovery and perhaps start up a “One more match,” chant of my own.