On tonight’s edition of WWE Monday Night Raw, it was determined that at the upcoming WrestleMania 35 event, Bobby Lashley will defend the Intercontinental Championship against Finn Balor.
Balor earned the opportunity by defeating the duo of Lashley and Jinder Mahal in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match, pinning Mahal to obtain the victory.
Following the match, Lashley attacked Mahal and The Singh Brothers.
The match was originally supposed to be Balor facing Lashley and Lio Rush; however, prior to the start of the match, Rush announced that he was not medically cleared to compete due to being attacked by Braun Strowman on last week’s broadcast. This led to Rush announcing that Lashley would instead be teaming with Mahal for the match.