Lashley has been suffering from bone spurs in his elbow and recently underwent surgery to correct the issue. Lashley is slated to return in early November.
Lashley made his return to WWE in April 2018 and has since been a 2-time Intercontinental Champion. He has also held the United States Championship and ECW Championship in his first run with the company from 2005 to 2008. Lashley last wrestled on the July 15 episode of RAW in a Cross-Branded All-Star Top 10 Battle Royal to determine the #1 Contender for the Universal Championship.