Finn Balor will get his opportunity to win the Intercontinental Championship at Elimination Chamber. But he won’t be facing Babby Lashley alone as it is going to be a handicapped match with Lio Rush on Lashley’s side.
After his defeat at the Royal Rumble at the hands of Brock Lesnar, Finn Balor came out to address the crowd the next night on RAW where he was mocked at and attacked by Lashley. Then, it was announced that Finn Balor will get an Intercontinental Championship against Lashley on 4th February episode of RAW but Lashley told Balor that he will only get that title shot if he first manages to beat Lio Rush. An impromptu match was organized between Balor and Rush. Lashley tried to interfere in the match when Balor was getting an upper hand but he was sent backstage by the referee. With no distraction now, Balor went on to beat Rush to confirm his championship match.
On last night’s episode of RAW, a handicapped match is announced for Intercontinental Continental Championship at Elimination Chamber with Finn Balor taking on both Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush. Balor will have to pin either of them to win the title. Another match that is announced for Elimination Chamber is between Braun Strowman and Baron Corbin.
Strowman and Corbin has a long standing storyline since November who was the RAW general manager at the time. At WWE Crown Jewel, Strowman lost to Lesnar after a pre-match attack by Baron Corbin and then at Survivor Series, Strowman was attacked by Corbin, McIntyre and Bobby Lashley after Team Raw defeated Team SmackDown. Braun Strowman defeated Baron Corbin in a Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match with some help from Kurt Angle, Rhyno and other from which he earned a Universal Championship match against Brock Lesnar at the Royal Rumble and Corbin was stripped of all authoritative power. Later, Strowman was stripped of his title match when he broke Vince McMahon’s Limo in pursuit of Corbin. In last two weeks of RAW episodes, Strowman has teamed up with Kurt Angle to take on Corbin and McIntyre.