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The more I think about this match the more I realise just how wrong it was of WWE to book it in the first place, because however you look at it the outcome is unlikely to make both men more over than they are going into it.

If the rumours are true and Brock Lesnar is coming back for SummerSlam, the winner of this match should really come out with a decisive win that puts them over as strong as possible ahead of the clash with Lesnar. The thing is neither man can afford it.

If Lashley goes over cleanly, McIntyre loses yet another title match and his stock falls further than it already has. The man who beat Lesnar at WrestleMania 36 would be seen as being incapable of winning a HIAC match (having lost to Orton last year), and having lost to Lashley at WrestleMania; Raw is left without a strong top babyface.

If McIntyre goes over cleanly, the fans - who have been pining for a Lesnar/Lashley dream match for years - would feel robbed. There isn't much interest in a Lesnar/McIntyre rematch, and WWE could run the risk of the crowd turning on McIntyre and seeing him as being shoved down their throats after seeing him as WWE Champion for most of 2020.

If Lashley goes over via some sort of interference, it gets McIntyre out of the title picture and onto something else, but does nothing for putting over Lashley as a dominant champion going into a match with Lesnar. Lashley needs to continue to look like a beast before facing The Beast Incarnate.

If McIntyre goes over via some shenanigans, whether it's MVP accidentally costing Lashley or some other way, it doesn't make him look good either, and once again we're back to the scenario of the fans being pissed at McIntyre being champion again at the expense of throwing away a Lesnar/Lashley showdown they've been waiting for.
 

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WWE loves to book themselves in a corner at hell in a cell.

It’s a yearly tradition at this point.

Due to WWE booking themselves into a corner, it left them with two options in 2019.

1. Have Rollins defeat Bray in hopes that it would make people forget about “the mans, man” and screaming like a little girl in-front of god and everybody on national television

2. Have Bray become world champion in only his second match since being repackaged and end Rollins chances of turning around his face run.


Somehow WWE ended Rollins face run AND started the road to The Fiend being completely unwatchable all in one show.

2020 - Drew finally gets his big mania win and has looked like a million bucks since. He’s conquered a previously strongly booked heel in Orton and neither man had been damaged too much from the feud. (Outside of Ortons goggle vision. Naturally WWE decided to keep this fielding going and that left them with two options

1. Have Orton go 0-3 vs Drew, making Orton look like a chump

2. End Drew’s first world title run without even having a crowd for a second of it.


Drew loses to Orton in a very underwhelming fashion and is no longer an unstoppable beast. He then beats Orton a week later, making Orton a transitional champion and continuing that never ending feud

and now there’s this year.

Lashley finally beat Drew and is getting some good buzz. Instead of rebuilding Drew for a few months and having Lashley go through a couple of rivalries, they’ll likely have Drew go over. This will likely have the crowd turn on Drew because Drew’s been in the title picture for a year and a half and hasn’t really done a whole lot to warrant that length and has now ended Lashleys first world title run that has had some decent traction online (though the ratings aren’t really there, but they weren’t really there with Drew either so I’m not sure it matters)
 

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Stipulation added “If Drew loses he can’t compete for the belt ever again”

Either he has to win or he’s drafted to Smackdown. Considering he’s never out of the Title picture
 

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What if a returning Lesnar costs Lashley the match? Brock v Lashley really doesn't need the belt.
Brock, helping the guy that practically squashed him against a guy he never met and is booked the weakest of the 3..... Yeah, you sound like an actual WWE writer.
 

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Brock, helping the guy that practically squashed him against a guy he never met and is booked the weakest of the 3..... Yeah, you sound like an actual WWE writer.
Who cares if Drew beat him? Lashley is the current champ and also has a very impressive mma career like Brock. Anyone would go after Lashley before Drew. If these were 2 actual fighters you go after the baddest man on the block. That's Lashley. You can settle the score with Drew whenever.
 

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Who cares if Drew beat him? Lashley is the current champ and also has a very impressive mma career like Brock. Anyone would go after Lashley before Drew. If these were 2 actual fighters you go after the baddest man on the block. That's Lashley. You can settle the score with Drew whenever.
Lashley has still yet to beat Drew without interference.He also lost to fucking Kofi recently.Other than the MMA stuff, Drew >>>>>>>>>>>>Lashley.
 

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WWE don't care about stock falling unless they wanted to protect someone that badly, I get what you mean in it's entirety though.

The Almighty vs The Beast would make for a much bigger encounter compared to a Drew/Brock rematch that's a fact but if say Drew were to lose it's not as if he's buried beyond repair losing to Bobby Lashley not a Midcarder, They will find an excuse to salvage his credibility.
 

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Drew has been built up for over a year. He can afford to lose this match and, with the stipulation he can be used in something more interesting than keep asking for another shot at Lashley. Or at the least it makes Drew asking for one more shot more interesting than his "I deserve it" reasoning again.
 

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Drew has been built up for over a year. He can afford to lose this match and, with the stipulation he can be used in something more interesting than keep asking for another shot at Lashley. Or at the least it makes Drew asking for one more shot more interesting than his "I deserve it" reasoning again.
A year may seem a long time but a lot of his push wasn't with a live audience. Drew is still a relatively new top babyface, he doesn't have years and years of main event level experience where a clean loss is something he can afford. it will not do him any good to lose cleanly to the top heel.
 

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They're both dogshit and have delivered the lowest ratings of all time to RAW, along with Miz and Boreton.
 

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A year may seem a long time but a lot of his push wasn't with a live audience. Drew is still a relatively new top babyface, he doesn't have years and years of main event level experience where a clean loss is something he can afford. it will not do him any good to lose cleanly to the top heel.
What does a live audience have anything to do with anything here? Drew having actual adversity by not being able to beat Lashley would do Drew hella more good than Drew being granted rematches every month after failing to win back the title as a top babyface. Dude has been protected even when putting over Lashley by adding third parties in their matches. Time for Drew to put over Lashley properly after his huge push last year.
 

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As long as WWE is invested in Drew, his stock can never really fall. Like when Seth lost to KO at WM and was completely unfazed. The problem with WWE is that they're incapable of booking their wrestlers outside the title picture, or outside the main event scene.
 

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Lashley and Mcintyre is a lose-lose situation also because I and perhaps some others won't even tune in Monday night Raw or care about the WWE title as long as they're in the title picture. And that also applied when it came to Bray Wyatt/Fiend, Jinder Mahal, and The Miz.
 

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If McIntyre goes over via some shenanigans, whether it's MVP accidentally costing Lashley or some other way, it doesn't make him look good either, and once again we're back to the scenario of the fans being pissed at McIntyre being champion again at the expense of throwing away a Lesnar/Lashley showdown they've been waiting for.
Even if McIntyre were to win as you describe it would not eliminate the possibility of a Lashley/Lesnar match.

For example, Lashley could regain belt the next day on RAW with a clean finish, etc.
 

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The more I think about this match the more I realise just how wrong it was of WWE to book it in the first place, because however you look at it the outcome is unlikely to make both men more over than they are going into it.

If the rumours are true and Brock Lesnar is coming back for SummerSlam, the winner of this match should really come out with a decisive win that puts them over as strong as possible ahead of the clash with Lesnar. The thing is neither man can afford it.

If Lashley goes over cleanly, McIntyre loses yet another title match and his stock falls further than it already has. The man who beat Lesnar at WrestleMania 36 would be seen as being incapable of winning a HIAC match (having lost to Orton last year), and having lost to Lashley at WrestleMania; Raw is left without a strong top babyface.

If McIntyre goes over cleanly, the fans - who have been pining for a Lesnar/Lashley dream match for years - would feel robbed. There isn't much interest in a Lesnar/McIntyre rematch, and WWE could run the risk of the crowd turning on McIntyre and seeing him as being shoved down their throats after seeing him as WWE Champion for most of 2020.

If Lashley goes over via some sort of interference, it gets McIntyre out of the title picture and onto something else, but does nothing for putting over Lashley as a dominant champion going into a match with Lesnar. Lashley needs to continue to look like a beast before facing The Beast Incarnate.

If McIntyre goes over via some shenanigans, whether it's MVP accidentally costing Lashley or some other way, it doesn't make him look good either, and once again we're back to the scenario of the fans being pissed at McIntyre being champion again at the expense of throwing away a Lesnar/Lashley showdown they've been waiting for.
Well not necessarily. They can have Lesnar interfere in the middle of the match by destroying the cage door and atacking both men, causing Drew the win but without Lashley necessary looking like the weaker guy.

There are ways to book this, not many ways but it’s possible
 

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Stipulation added “If Drew loses he can’t compete for the belt ever again”

Either he has to win or he’s drafted to Smackdown. Considering he’s never out of the Title picture


At the very least, he can't compete for the belt while Bobby is champion.




Even if McIntyre were to win as you describe it would not eliminate the possibility of a Lashley/Lesnar match.

For example, Lashley could regain belt the next day on RAW with a clean finish, etc.

A Lashley/Lesnar feud would suffer if Lashley loses like 3 months before the match on a B-Level PPV. Better off keeping him look unbeatable.
 
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