Lio Rush was the cause of Bobby Lashley’s IC Title loss at Elimination Chamber. It is his fault because he is the one who took the pinfall and then Lashley dropped him.
Mike Johnson noted on PW Insider Elite audio that Lio Rush actually has a fair amount of heat backstage. It isn’t certain that this was the cause of his Elimination Chamber defeat, but it wouldn’t be surprising if that was the case.
“It appears as if Lio Rush is done with Bobby Lashley. 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.”
It seems like Lio Rush’s mouth– his most famous asset might have gotten the best of him backstage. We will have to wait and see if he finds his way onto RAW tonight. It might be a packed show with four top NXT Superstars slated to appear as well.