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WWE News: Intercontinental Championship Match announced for Monday Night Raw

Simon Cotton
2.41K   //    12 Jan 2019, 08:38 IST

The Lunatic vs. The Architect vs. The Almighty
The Lunatic vs. The Architect vs. The Almighty

What's the Story?

The battle between the former members of The Shield is set to continue next week, but with another superstar thrown into the mix.

Dean Ambrose will defend his Intercontinental Championship in a triple threat match against Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley on Monday Night Raw.

In Case You Didn't Know...

Ambrose won the Intercontinental Championship after he defeated Rollins at the TLC pay-per-view. Rollins was forced to earn his rematch by The Authority, which led to their championship match on January 7.

Rollins and Ambrose competed in the main event of the show, but Lashley interfered to attack Rollins, leading to Ambrose retaining the title.

The Heart of the Matter

WWE said the following about their Intercontinental Championship match in the Raw preview:

After pinning Dean Ambrose in this past Monday night’s Six-Man Tag Team Match, an increasingly aggressive Seth Rollins earned an Intercontinental Championship that, per Triple H, would be a Falls Count Anywhere Match.
Taking full advantage of the lenient stipulation, The Architect battered the self-proclaimed “Moral Compass of WWE” all over the arena, even ambushing his foe before the match. After hitting Ambrose with a Stomp that would have won the bout, however, Bobby Lashley — who had brawled with The Kingslayer as Raw went on the air — hit the ring and mercilessly pummeled the would-be Intercontinental Champion. After Ambrose scored the pinfall, “The All Mighty One” continued the brutality by driving Rollins through a table.

The rumours surrounding WrestleMania suggest that Seth Rollins will win the Royal Rumble and face Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at WrestleMania, which probably means he won't be winning this match.

What's Next?

Their triple threat match next week will mark the second time the Intercontinental Championship has been defended since the year began.

The company made the promise to shake things up and having more interesting title defences on Raw would be a welcomed change.