WWE Monday Night Raw: The Conqueror struck at the right moment with the opportunistic briefcase to snatch the red-strapped belt away from Seth Rollins at the bygone PPV. Heading into tonight’s edition of Raw, the biggest question will be, why did WWE pull out this shocker..
Universal title alone didn’t change hands last night, another title alteration happened during Extreme Rules as AJ Styles became the new US Champion. However, his title reign may come into queston soon as he is likely to receive his first challenger tonight on Raw. Meanwhile, Becky Lynch, who retained her Raw Women’s Championship is also set to get a new challenger and that should be disclosed on tonight’s episode which is all set to take place at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York.
It’s the night after Stomping Grounds and given how things are looking at the moment, I’m not sure how much that’s going to change the direction we’re going. Extreme Rules is in less than three weeks and there is a strong chance that we’re looking either at rematches or matches that are so similar you won’t notice much of a difference. Let’s get to it.
Here’s Seth Rollins to get things going. Rollins says last night, Baron Corbin thought he was going to take the title from him, but here’s Becky Lynch to interrupt. Seth: “Hey, you kind of interrupted me.” Rollins talks about how Corbin tried to stack the deck but he didn’t know that Rollins had the best backup on the planet. Becky: “I guess it pays to be the Man’s man.” Lynch recaps the evening between herself and Lacey Evans but Corbin’s music interrupts.
There’s no Corbin though as Evans runs in from behind to jump Becky. Now Corbin comes in and gets taken down with a Sling Blade. The Bexploder sends Lacey outside as well and the villains are left on the floor. Corbin tells Seth to go make the Man a sandwich and Lacey threatens to hit them both again. Lacey wants a mixed tag for Extreme Rules, which works for Becky, but with a condition: after Baron and Lacey lose, neither get to face Seth and Becky again. Actually hang on as Baron has an idea: both titles are on the line and it’s winners take all.
Shane adds the twist of he and Drew not having to tag. Reigns punches Shane in the face and we’re ready to go. A clothesline sends Drew to the floor as Cole again tries to get Big Dog Strong over. Drew pulls Roman outside to save Shane and a whip into the corner puts Roman in trouble. The steps to the face have Reigns in more trouble and the Claymore makes it worse. Shane’s spear takes Reigns down and a second Claymore….doesn’t get a cover. Shane loads up Coast to Coast……and UNDERTAKER is here. House is cleaned and we’ll say the match is thrown out at about 4:00.
Result: Shane McMahon/Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns went to a no contest when Undertaker interfered (4:00)
And now, a tug of war between Bobby Lashley and Braun Strowman. Lashley gets the early advantage and has Strowman at the line, but then Strowman smiles. Strowman pulls him over without much effort but Lashley jumps at him and the beating is on. The rope goes around Strowman’s eyes and he falls to the floor with Lashley beating him down.
AJ Styles tries to talk about Ricochet but No Way Jose’s conga line interrupts him. The Good Brothers have joined in but AJ tells them to take their match against the Viking Raiders more seriously. AJ wants to know what happened to the guys he met in Japan but Gallows says they’re at the top of their game.