Randy Orton will be the next challenger for Bobby Lashley’s WWE Championship.
On tonight’s episode of Raw, it was announced that Lashley will defend his WWE Championship against Orton at Extreme Rules. The pay-per-view is taking place at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on Sunday, September 26.
RK-Bro (Orton & Riddle) retained their Raw Tag Team titles against Lashley & MVP last Monday. Lashley laid out Riddle with a spear after the match and then went to put him in the Hurt Lock, but Orton dropped Lashley with an RKO.
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Lashley and MVP interrupted a promo by Orton and Riddle on Raw tonight. After Lashley challenged him to a match, Orton accepted — if Lashley would put the WWE Championship on the line. MVP said the match will be happening at Extreme Rules.
Lashley also said that he was going to go to Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville and get them to add Lashley & MVP to tonight’s number one contender’s Tag Team Turmoil match. Lashley said he’ll become a double champion when he and MVP take Orton & Riddle’s Raw Tag Team titles.
Lashley has been WWE Champion since winning the title from The Miz this March. Lashley retained the title against Goldberg at SummerSlam last month.
This is the second match that’s been made official for Extreme Rules. Becky Lynch will also defend her SmackDown Women’s Championship against Bianca Belair at the PPV.