At WWE’s Elimination Chamber event this past Sunday, Finn Balor would become crowned the new Intercontinental Champion. He emerged victorious despite wrestling a handicap match against former champion, Bobby Lashley, and Lio Rush.
Balor would pick up the win after getting the better of Lio Rush. This would then lead Bobby Lashley to attack his partner, seemingly ending their short-lived association.
Post-Elimination Chamber, PWInsider’s Mike Johnson would shed some light on their break up:
“It appears Lio Rush is done with Bobby Lashley,” he explained. “I can tell you behind the scenes there were not a lot of people surprised at that and not a lot of people surprised that Lio took the pin. There are times Lio has a reputation for rubbing people, including other workers, the wrong way. Whether that was being held against him and that was part of the reasoning for him losing or whether it was just a decision to protect Lashley and shift the belt to Finn Balor, I guess we’ll have to see based on how Lio is presented in the weeks and months to come.”
For those that missed this week’s Monday Night RAW, Lio Rush appeared on the show re-teaming with Bobby Lashley. This gave off the confusing impression that nothing had happened between them just the night before.
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.