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3 potential reasons why Bobby Lashley is in the Intercontinental Championship match on RAW

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WWE announced on its official website today that on the next episode of Monday Night RAW we will get a triple threat Intercontinental Championship match featuring Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley.

Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose have been feuding over that championship for quite a time now and the duo even battled in a Falls Count Anywhere match on RAW last week, which saw Dean Ambrose retain his title thanks to an interference by Bobby Lashley. Lashley totally decimated Rollins and even executed a post-match beatdown on him.

However, Lashley did not interact with the Intercontinental Champion, Dean Ambrose and so, the announcement of a triple threat match for the title has surprised a lot of fans. In my opinion, WWE would have taken this decision for the following reasons.

#3 - To allow Seth Rollins move out of the IC title picture and feud with Bobby Lashley

Seth Rollins is the favorite to win the Royal Rumble match
Seth Rollins is the favorite to win the Royal Rumble match

As per the latest rumors, Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch are the favorites to win their respective Rumble matches and so, if Rollins is supposed to challenge Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania 35, then he should be built like a credible challenger in the time between Rumble and WrestleMania.

So, the WWE will probably have him feud with Bobby Lashley before Wrestlemania in order to solidify him as the perfect challenger for Brock's title. And this feud can kick start from the next episode of RAW which could see Lashley somehow costing Seth Rollins the title once again.

This would also drive Seth out of the Intercontinental Championship feud ahead of the Royal Rumble PPV. If this is WWE's plan, then Lashley should definitely cost Rollins the title on RAW.

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