At WWE Elimination Chamber, Finn Bálor will get his opportunity to accomplish an extraordinary feat: to lay claim to the Intercontinental Championship by way of overcoming the nefarious team of Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush in a Handicap Match.
Weeks ago, Bálor suffered two brutal back-to-back beatdowns in a 24-hour period, first at the hands of Universal Champion Brock Lesnar at Royal Rumble after an unsuccessful bid to dethrone The Beast, and then the following night on Raw courtesy of Lashley, who hit three consecutive spinebusters on his unfortunate rival during an in-ring confrontation.
The Extraordinary Man Who Can Do Extraordinary Things picked himself back up one week later and prepared to take on “The All Mighty” one-on-one on Raw in hopes of earning an opportunity to challenge Lashley for his illustrious title.
Shortly after Rush inevitably mocked Bálor prior to the contest, however, Lashley suggested that Finn should face someone “his own size.” That's when the Intercontinental Champion came up with the idea that his scheduled opponent should instead face Rush, with the caveat that the titleholder would consider giving him a championship match if The Extraordinary Man put on a good show. Once Bálor emerged victorious against the cruiserweight mouthpiece, the wheels were immediately set in motion for a future Intercontinental Championship collision, but perhaps not exactly in the manner that the Irish Superstars had envisioned.
The following week, an exclusive video revealed that Bálor will finally get his Intercontinental Title Match at WWE Elimination Chamber in a Handicap Match against Lashley and the outspoken Rush. And if Finn can pin either Lashley or Rush or make one of them submit, he will capture the championship for the first time in his career.
|Elimination Chamber 2019 previews|
Female Elimination Chamber Match • The Miz & Shane McMahon v The Usos • Men's Elimination Chamber Match • Buddy Murphy v Akira Tozawa • Ronda Rousey v Ruby Riott • Bobby Lashley & Lio Rush v Finn Bálor • Braun Strowman v Baron Corbin