Bobby Lashley’s seven-month streak came to an end on Sunday night at WWE WrestleMania Backlash when he lost to Omos in a singles match. The finish saw MVP hit his former client with his cane and Omos connected with his finisher for the win. This feud started when the former WWE Champion returned after a short hiatus at WrestleMania 38 to answer the open challenge issued by Omos. Lashley won their first encounter. It marked Omos’ first televised singles loss in WWE.
MVP took issue with his client making his WrestleMania return by himself and turned on Lashley to join forces with Omos.
WrestleMania Backlash marked Lashley’s first pinfall loss at a televised event in seven months as his previous pinfall loss came to Goldberg in a No Holds Barred Falls Count Anywhere match when he dropped the WWE Title in October at Crown Jewel.
This notable streak came after the end of Lashley’s first reign as WWE Champion. He lost the WWE Title for a second time in the Elimination Chamber in February but left the match before he could compete due to an injury angle. Brock Lesnar went on to win that match and the WWE Championship and later lost to Roman Reigns at WrestleMania.
The angle was done due to Lashley dealing with a shoulder injury that was believed to keep him out of action for several months, but he healed without getting surgery and he came back quicker than expected.
It should be noted that Lashley has technically lost bouts at televised events since the Goldberg match including Elimination Chamber and at Day 1 in a fatal 5-way bout, but he was never pinned or submitted in those bouts. Excluding those bouts, he holds a 5-1 record while wrestling at televised events in 2022, according to Cagematch.