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Potential Backstage Reason Bobby Lashley Attacked Lio Rush At WWE Elimination Chamber Revealed

Conduct brought into question...

During Sunday's WWE Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, Finn Balor won the Intercontinental Championship after pinning Lio Rush in a handicap match. Former Champion Bobby Lashley, angry at not being pinned to lose his title, obliterated his now former (?) Hype Man after the final bell.

Lio then teamed with Bobby on this week's Raw, as they lost to the team of Balor and the debuting Ricochet.

According to a report from PWInsider’s Mike Johnson, the split between Lashley and Rush is final, and the 205 Live star's conduct backstage could be one of the reasons it's happened.

“I can tell you behind the scenes there were not a lot of people surprised at that (Lashley attacking Rush) 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.”

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