Three feuds for Bobby Lashley to elevate the US Title

Jul 30, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, US; Bobby Lashley (black/gold attire) wrestles for the United States Championship during SummerSlam at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 30, 2022; Nashville, Tennessee, US; Bobby Lashley (black/gold attire) wrestles for the United States Championship during SummerSlam at Nissan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports /

If WWE is going to present Bobby Lashley as a strong mid-card champion, these are three men he should feud with next.

“The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley won the United States Championship from Theory at Money in the Bank last month. Since then, Lashley defeated Ciampa in a great bout on the August 8th episode of Raw. A video package detailing the history of the belt aired before the match, it felt like a big deal.

Now Triple H is head of creative in WWE, the US Title will feature more prominently on Raw. Triple H is a wrestling historian – he knows the prestige of the championship – something Vince McMahon often disregarded.

Lashley will benefit from the change at the top of WWE. He wants to defend his title on every show. Roman Reigns no longer works a full-time schedule, so the US Title needs to feel important again.

Below are three feuds to put the US Title back in the spotlight:

3. Kevin Owens.

The man once dubbed “The new face of America” would love the chance to hold the US Title for the fourth time in his career.

After a two-month absents – Kevin Owens returned to Raw last week – taking out Ezekiel with a vicious Powerbomb on the apron. Owens meant business, he had a deranged look in his eye. The relentless one should target Bobby Lashley now his issues with Elias’ younger brother look over.

The Canadian would be a formidable opponent for Lashley. These two had a forgettable feud in 2018, a 2022 rerun would be much better as both have improved in the past four years.

Owens does not have bad matches with anyone – and should be rewarded with his stellar work this year – by featuring in an upper-card feud. That has not been the case since his rivalry with Steve Austin ended.

Lashley is on a hell of a run at the moment, he is so over with the WWE Universe. Owens returned leaner, with something to prove. These two should be on a collision course – heading straight to WWE’s next premium live event – Clash at the Castle.

Lashley defending his US title against “The Prizefighter” should have a place on that card, it could steal the show if added.

2. Finn Balor

Like Kevin Owens, Finn Balor and Bobby Lashley have history. They battled at WrestleMania 35 – the former left Metlife Stadium as the new Intercontinental Championship – there’s no reason why WWE should not run this back this year.

Balor is not the same man he was in 2019. The leader of The Judgement Day is a ruthless heel – that takes no prisoners – and vows to take out anyone who dares to cross his stable.

Lashley was a year into his WWE return in 2019 – after an 11-year absents – he had Lio Rush as a manager, and the company had no idea how to book him. He is operating on another level at the moment.

Both men are former world champions. Having two superstars of that caliber fighting for the US Title will only add credibility to the championship, hopefully, WWE sees things that way and book the match.

1. Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar has never won a secondary title in WWE, it would be refreshing to see him battle his old foe – Bobby Lashley – for the United States Championship.

Someone with a Hall of Fame career like “The Beast Incarnate” would put the US Title on a level it has never been before, it would be evidence Triple H is taking the championship scene seriously.

WWE built Lesner’s match with Roman Reigns at SummerSlam as their “final” collision – so there is no reason the former UFC Champion should not battle for the US Title.

Next. Rebuilding the midcard impacts the entire WWE roster. dark

These two combatants met for the first time at this year’s Royal Rumble. Even though he was victorious in January, Lashley has expressed his desire to step inside the ring with Lesnar again. The master of the F-5 would love to take a title away from Lashley, just like “The Dominator” did to him eight months ago.

WWE fans would love to see this rematch – it would be a great occasion – Lashley versus Lensar II sounds good to me.