The card for Saudi Arabia’s Super ShowDown event on June 7, 2019 is starting to take shape. In addition to the 50-Man Battle Royal, Randy Orton vs. Triple H and Goldberg vs. The Undertaker, the WWE has announced a singles match between Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman.
Bobby Lashley took to Twitter shortly after the match announcement to hype the match;
“Your downward spiral continues at #WWESSD @BraunStrowman. Losing your spot in the #MITB ladder match and now you have to face me…rough few weeks for “The Monster”
Strowman was recently replaced in the Money In The Bank’s ladder match this Sunday when he was defeated by Sami Zayn during the latest episode of Monday Night RAW. While the loss had some speculating that Strowman was injured, it appears that the replacement will be part of a longer storyline between the two.
After being hyped as one of the up and coming wrestlers on the WWE roster, Strowman has suffered a number of setbacks. The latest news to arise is that the popular wrestler made some errors during the Andre The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at Wrestlemania 35 including missing some of his spots, especially during the elimination of Mustafa Ali.
It is believed that Luke Harper ended up with another injury as he tried to protect Ali from being injured as the three wrestlers attempted the elimination spot a second time.
Lashley has also had some suspect booking since losing the Intercontinental Championship to Finn Balor. His “hype man” Lio Rush has caused a lot of friction in the company by going public with his displeasure about his compensation package and his place in the company. While this has nothing to do with Lashley personally, he has lost some of the momentum he had when he was paired with Rush.
Lashley has been used in tag team matches and is not currently scheduled to appear at this weekend’s Money In The Bank event.
This Super SmackDown match will be a high profile battle of two “big men” and will provide the two talented wrestlers not only a showcase for their in ring abilities but also a chance to get things back on track with management and creative if they have a positive showing in Saudi Arabia.
The WWE has even hinted at this in a statement they released on their website;
“The two explosive Superstars each boast their own unique form of ruthless aggression that could cause an international incident of pain and destruction when all is said and done. Can the ring possibly contain them? Find out at WWE Super ShowDown.”
WWE’s Super ShowDown takes place on June 7, 2019 and will be broadcast as a WWE Network Special live from the King Abdullah International Stadium in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.