If there were any lingering doubts that WWE Champion Bobby Lashley had rediscovered his killer instinct, they were laid to rest at WWE Money in the Bank, where The All Mighty Superstar demolished Kofi Kingston in one of the most dominant title defenses in recent memory.
Kingston, an oft-thought underdog who has proven his best-in-the-world bona fides before, came close to regaining the WWE Title once, during the early goings: MVP grabbed Kingston’s foot right as the bell rang, but Kofi broke free, evaded the charging Lashley, and collected a near-fall after a double foot stomp.
The All Mighty WWE Champion tosses Kofi Kingston outside the ring, as he dismantles the title hopes of his challenger. Catch WWE action on Peacock, WWE Network, FOX, USA Network, Sony India and more.
That close call was more than enough for The All Mighty, who promptly snapped into beast mode and proceeded to thrash Kingston with unbridled intensity for the remainder of the fight.
The WWE Universe tried to rally The New Day member with chants of “Kofi,” to no avail. If anything, their support for Kingston only fueled the champion’s rage. Lashley hurled Kingston over the ropes and onto the floor, unleashed a series of organ-quaking throws and punished his challenger with not one, not two, but three Dominators before shushing the stunned WWE Universe. The scene resembled a lion toying with its prey.
Lashley finally showed a modicum of mercy by cinching in the Hurt Lock and sending Kingston to dreamland, leaving the referee no choice but to call for the bell.
After such a shocking display of utter dominance, the WWE Universe can only wonder who, if anyone, will dare step to Lashley next.