Why WWE Booked Bobby Lashley Vs. Rusev Tables Match At TLC 2019?
As seen on this week’s edition of WWE Raw, Rusev and Lana featured in a first-ever live divorce segment. They eventually signed on the paper to get through the process.
Thereafter, a Tables Match was set up between Rusev & Bobby Lashley for this Sunday’s TLC 2019 PPV. Apparently there’s a big reason why this particular stipulation was added to the matchup.
According to the reports from Wrestling Observer, WWE announced a Tables Match between the two to have a ‘fluke finish’.
It was noted that the match finish would be similar to Sheamus vs. John Cena at the inaugural TLC event in 2009. (Sheamus, a newcomer ended up defeating John Cena to win the WWE Championship by sending him through a table)
This is the interesting thing about a Tables Match where one doesn’t have to wait for pinfall or submission. One has only to put his opponent through a table in order to win the match.
This keeps the option open for having an abrupt ending to the match at TLC and then they could do a rematch under normal pinfall/submission rules.
This gives the upper-hand to Bobby Lashley since Lana will be there to distract her ex-husband, Rusev. (storyline-wise) Lashley might gain the upper-hand using his valet and it could easily hand him the win.
The feud could be stretched, thus and arrange a blow-off match between them. Rusev could win the final match and establish himself to be one of the top babyfaces on Raw. This could be a big win for him en route to Wrestlemania.
The ongoing angle on WWE Raw between Rusev-Lana-Bobby Lashley has supposedly become a joke to CM Punk who commented the following during WWE Backstage,
“They have a match, they have a blow-off. I don’t think Rusev wants to be involved with Lana anymore on-screen.
So, Lana and Bobby go off and do their thing, but Lana grinds on the nerves, Bobby is sick of her. He leaves Lana too, they have another divorce.
She gets another tag team to go after Bobby and Rusev, who have become best friends because they have the familiar: the ex-wife.
This new tag team with Lana in tow go after them. What they do at WrestleMania, they put Lana in a shark cage because by WrestleMania the new tag team is already so sick of Lana that the loser of the match gets what’s in the shark cage.”
Lana reacted on social media taking a shot back at CM Punk. She did not like the reaction by the former WWE Champion, for sure. Moving forward, she will continue playing the villainous character on TV as we await the culmination of the angle.
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