World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) has moved on from this month’s SummerSlam and have started preparing and building new storylines for September’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view event and the Monday night WWE Raw episode was the first step in that direction. It was a chaotic night in the WWE universe as two title matches – United States Championship and Raw Tag Team Championship – headlined the show. However, much to fans expectations, no titles changed hands.
The show started with WWE champion Bobby Lashley, who wants to become a double champion by answering and winning Damian Priest’s United States Championship open challenge. Even though Lashley’s wish to take on Priest was not fulfilled, he had a successful outing as he teamed up with MVP to take on Raw tag champions Riddle and Randy Orton in the main event.
Here we take a look at Monday night’s WWE Raw results and highlights:
United States Championship | Triple threat match — Damian Priest (c) vs Drew McIntyre vs Sheamus: In a bid to become the new United States champion, Sheamus and Drew McIntyre took on Damian Priest in a triple threat match. After a lengthy and hard-hitting brawl, Priest retained his title by defeating the two via pinfall.
Raw Tag Team Championship | RK-Bro (c) vs Bobby Lashley and MVP: In the main event of the night, Riddle and Randy Orton defended their Raw tag champions title against Lashley and MVP. It was a chaotic match and MVP tried to isolate Riddle in the corner early in the match. However, Riddle surprised MVP by doing a backflip to get out of his clutch. Throughout this fight, momentum shifted from one end to another and in the end, Riddle hit a Floating Bro on MVP to retain their title.
Rhea Ripley vs Shayna Baszler: Ripley won the match against Baszler via pinfall.
The Viking Raiders vs Jinder Mahal & Veer: The Viking Raiders crushed Mahan and Veer in an entertaining battle before winning the match via pinfall.
Karrion Kross vs Humberto Carrillo: Carrillo was humbled into submission by Kroos.
Nia Jax vs Charlotte Flair: Flair once again lost Jax via pinfall.
Omos vs John Morrison: Omos won the match against Morrison via pinfall.
AJ Styles vs Xavier Woods: Styles defeated Woods via submission in another interesting encounter.