A bare-knuckled brawler, intent on defending a title that fate cruelly ripped out of his hands once before, will enter battle against an extreme madman when Intercontinental Champion Bad News Barrett and Dean Ambrose meet at WWE Fastlane.
The championship contest is a rematch of a non-title match won by The Lunatic Fringe on the Jan. 19 Raw. In that instance, Ambrose escaped Barrett's dangerous Wasteland maneuver before connecting with Dirty Deeds to snare the pin. Eager to see his face on WWE World Headquarters’ wall of champions, Ambrose demanded a title opportunity. Though Barrett refused the deranged Superstar's challenge, Ambrose would not be deterred, and on the Feb. 16 edition of Raw, The Lunatic Fringe resorted to extreme measures to get the champion's signature on a match contract. Ambrose zip-tied Barrett to the ring post and forced him to sign his name to a WWE Fastlane match contract.
Can the unpredictable Ambrose, a former United States Champion who has reset his sights on championship competition, earn another victory against Barrett when the title is on the line this Sunday? Or will the possessor of the always-lethal Bad News Bull Hammer Elbow strike down another challenger and continue his remarkable fifth reign as Intercontinental Champion?
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