Number One Contender's Match Set For Next Week's WWE Raw

Building to Hell in a Cell

The build continues to WWE Hell in a Cell next month, as a challenger for Bobby Lashley's WWE title will be determined on next week's episode of Monday Night Raw.

Originally, a challenger was supposed to be determined this week, as Drew McIntyre took on Kofi Kingston, with the winner facing Lashley on June 20 in Tampa.

However, after a back and forth match between McIntyre and Kingston, Lashley and MVP both ran interference at points, leading to no winner.

As a result, Adam Pearce is ordering a rematch between McIntyre and Kingston for next Monday night, with the winner advancing to face Lashley at Hell in a Cell.

Pearce also announced that if Lashley interferes in next week's match, he would be suspended for 90 days without pay.

McIntyre has challenged for Lashley's WWE championship at the last two pay-per-views. He lost via technical submission to Lashley at WrestleMania 37, while he failed to win a triple threat against Lashley at WrestleMania Backlash, which also included Braun Strowman.

Since losing the WWE championship to Brock Lesnar in October 2019, the only time Kingston has been in a WWE title match since was at this year's Elimination Chamber, as one of six participants in the titular bout for the championship.

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In addition to writing lists and commentaries for Cultaholic, Justin is also a features writer and interviewer for Fighting Spirit Magazine, and is co-author of the WWE-related book Titan Screwed: Lost Smiles, Stunners, and Screwjobs.