Possible reason WWE booked handicap Intercontinental Championship match at Elimination Chamber

Lio Rush is Bobby Lashley’s mouthpiece and does all the talking necessary. Lashley is currently feuding with Finn Balor and he will be defending his Intercontinental Championship against Finn Balor at Elimination Chamber. However, it will be a handicap match as Lio Rush will also be teaming up with Lashley.



This is certainly a peculiar way of booking a title match. Dave Meltzer discussed the IC Title booking decision during Wrestling Observer Radio where he believes the title will change hands. Here is what he said:

“Doesn’t that suck? I mean like realistically, a handicap match? I don’t mind a handicap match, but the title shouldn’t be at stake in a handicap match.”

“I think the idea is that Finn Balor can pin Lio Rush and win the title and that way they protect Lashley because of maybe the idea that Vince thinks you know, maybe Vince thinks it’s unrealistic for Finn Balor to beat Lashley, but it’s very realistic for him to beat Lio Rush.”

Meltzer then added  “I think it’s completely stupid too,” and he isn’t behind this booking decision whatsoever. We will have to wait and see if Finn does win the IC Title at Elimination Chamber.

Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter
Harrison Carter has been a huge pro wrestling fan since 2002, and it's been his first love ever since then. He has years of writing experience for all things pro wrestling. His interests outside of wrestling include films, books and soccer.

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