WWE Hall of Famer explains how Reigns vs. Lashley feud has helped both stars

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While it's not quite the multi-man match fans were expecting to take place at Extreme Rules, the expectation is that one of Roman Reigns or Bobby Lashley will receive a Universal Championship match next.

Although that hasn't been confirmed yet, it remains clear that the winner of their bout this Sunday will go on to become Brock Lesnar's next challenger - reportedly at SummerSlam.


Over the past few weeks, general manager Kurt Angle has been forcing The Big Dog and The Dominator to team up against The Revival while their rivalry continues to intensify as they tried to determine who is a bigger threat to The Beast.

Eventually, it reached its boiling point as it was revealed that Paul Heyman was the producer responsible for booking their epic brawl which kicked off Monday Night RAW earlier this week.

One criticism that this match is receiving is the fact that WWE has decided not to add a stipulation.

If they main event on Sunday, it'll be the first time in Extreme Rules history that the main event doesn't have an 'extreme' stipulation.

Now, WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry has spoken out about the feud on the Busted Open Radio podcast.

Henry claimed that the brawl helped both Lashley and Reigns as the normally-antagonising Boston fans cheered Reigns more than usual.


For Lashley, it was finally the turning point that turned him from a smiling monster during his feud with Sami Zayn so somebody who is tough and aggressive; like he should be booked.


According to Wrestling Inc, he said: "The fans are getting a chance to see two big physically impressive tough guys go at it," said Henry.

"That's how I feel about Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns. I feel like, 'Oh s***, let's go! Put 'em in there, let 'em go!' Like they are ready to do something that hasn't been done in a long while. And that thing is to take over the show without bells and whistles."

Henry went on to add that not having a gimmick attached to the match is a good thing, as it makes it feel more genuine.

He added: "A lot of times you're like, oh, it's a cage match, it's a falls count anywhere. It's pot pans and chairs and ladders. It's nothing [in this feud]," said Henry.

"They don't need anything. It's two big strong physically impressive guys that need to get in there and punch each other in the face. Everybody is ready to see it."

Although there's always going to be some negativity aimed towards it, there's no denying that their brawl has been the highlight of their feud.

What do you make of Mark Henry's thoughts on the feud between Bobby Lashley and Roman Reigns? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.


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