What's the story?
Former Intercontinental Champion WWE Superstar Bobby Lashley has been on a good run lately. However, his run was compromised at WWE's Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, where he lost the Intercontinental Championship to Finn Balor.
There was obvious tension in the ranks for Lashley and his mouthpiece, Lio Rush. Following his match, Lashley had attacked Rush out of frustration.
However, backstage at WWE RAW, it appears that Lashley and Rush have a plan heading into WrestleMania 35 -- one that they are willing to put their differences aside for.
In case you didn't know...
At WWE Elimination Chamber, despite facing Finn Balor in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match defending his title, Bobby Lashley was unable to come away with the win. Balor proved that he did not need a partner, and took on both Rush and Lashley.
While it took a momentous effort from him, Balor was able to get away with the win, taking advantage of a distracted Lashley to take out and pin Lio Rush. Following his loss, Lashley attacked Rush, taking out his frustration at having lost the title.
In real life, there seems to be heat against Rush backstage, something that could be playing a part in how he is being booked in this feud.
The heart of the matter
In a backstage confrontation at WWE RAW, Lio Rush confronted Bobby Lashley about what had happened at WWE Elimination Chamber. He said, that if that's the way that Lashley felt he should hit Lio Rush.
However, Lashley appeared to have calmed down and said that him hitting Rush was exactly what the WWE Universe wanted, and something that would not help either of them in any way.
"WrestleMania's coming up, right? That's our plan. That's where we want to go, that's what we want to do! But look at us! Losing matches and fighting each other. Look, man, you need to tell me right now, just like you told me and you asked me, are you in or are you out?"
Bobby Lashley asked Rush if he was in with the plan or not, however, as Rush was hesitating Lashley told him to take his time and not answer right away.
As the camera panned away, Lio Rush was left standing and said, "I have always been here."
Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush might have a 'plan' heading into WrestleMania, but can they work together that long?
There are obvious signs of strife between the two Superstars, and this could lead to a breakup in the long run.