Lio Rush Defeats Elias In RAW In-Ring Debut, New Stipulation To PPV Match; Rhyno Updates On His In-Ring Future

 

Lio Rush Defeats Elias In RAW In-Ring Debut, New Stipulation To PPV Match; Rhyno Updates On His In-Ring Future

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Lio Rush Defeats Elias In RAW In-Ring Debut

Lio Rush made his in-ring debut on Monday Night RAW, defeating Elias after interference from Bobby Lashley. The match was officiated by an apprehensive Heath Slater, who was forced into the role of the referee by acting general manager, Baron Corbin. Elias was on the verge of beating Rush until Lashley ran into the ring and attacked his TLC opponent. Slater was going to disqualify Lashley but was threatened not to if he wanted to keep his job. Lashley would then take Elias; guitar and crack him in the back with it, allowing Rush to pin him for his first win on Monday Night RAW.

As a result of the events that transpired, a new stipulation was added to the Elias/Lashley match at the Tables, Ladders, And Chairs pay-per-view. The match will now be a Ladder Match with a guitar hung up from the top. The first man to grab the guitar will be able to use it as a weapon.

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Rhyno Updates On His In-Ring Future

Heath Slater’s tag partner, Rhyno, is facing re-evaluation of a different sort after he was “fired” from Monday Night RAW. After reading rumors of ‘The Man-Beast’ facing retirement, Rhyno went on the clear the air in a WWE exclusive about those rumors. He responds by saying that he is not retiring, but is fulfilling his contractual obligations working live events in December and January.

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