WWE Raw: Bobby Lashley continues U.S. title dominance

By Ryan Satin
FOX Sports activities WWE Analyst 

This week on WWE Raw, Bobby Lashley as soon as once more retained america Championship over a fierce competitor.

First, a quick recap of the present’s full match outcomes:

— Alexa Bliss and Asuka defeated Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop by way of submission to advance within the Girls’s Tag Staff title match 

— Ciampa and The Miz defeated Mustafa Ali and Cedric Alexander 

— Drew McIntyre defeated Kevin Owens by disqualification as a consequence of interference from Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso

— Veer Mahan made fast work of an area wrestler and received by way of submission 

— Bobby Lashley defeated AJ Types by way of pinfall to retain the US title

— Dakota Kai defeated Dana Brooke by way of pinfall in roughly two minutes 

— Concept defeated Dolph Ziggler by way of pinfall after touchdown the A City Down

Match of the night time: Lashley vs. Types 

AJ Types & Bobby Lashley’s first-ever showdown for america Title | WWE on FOX

AJ Styles & Bobby Lashley's first-ever showdown for the United States Title | WWE on FOX

Bobby Lashley’s United States Championship was on the road as he went head-to-head with AJ Types for the primary time on Monday Night time Raw.

WWE continued to raise the significance of america title by that includes one other aggressive match for the belt on Raw. 

Very like final week with Ciampa, Monday’s bout between Lashley and AJ Types was a heater — and, surprisingly, a first-time encounter.

AJ was bumping and promoting like nobody’s enterprise, Bobby impressed along with his power-based offense, and each males had the group on their ft. It was a really entertaining 20-minute affair.

Going ahead, Lashley recurrently defending the belt on Raw in aggressive matches towards worthy opponents may very well be nice for the present. 

They might even rehash the open problem idea to pave the way in which for extra rivals of curiosity. 

Second of the night time: McIntyre brings wrestling again 

“I don’t care if you’re a Prize Fighter, a Sports Entertainer or a Superstar, we’re wrestlers in a wrestling ring. Let’s just freaking wrestle.”

This line by Drew McIntyre might have been easy, but it surely was big.

It’s clear from the previous few exhibits underneath Triple H that the brand new head of artistic is seeking to inject extra professional wrestling again into WWE. 

Somewhat than simply displaying you, nevertheless, this week it was straight up instructed to the viewer. Plus, in that very same phase, Kevin Owens breathed new life into his character by saying he’s going to be like his outdated bad-ass self once more.

Issues are transferring in a constructive route for wrestling followers.

Extra highlights: 

Alexa Bliss & Asuka tackle Nikki A.S.H. & Doudrop in Tag Staff Championship Event | WWE on FOX

Alexa Bliss & Asuka take on Nikki A.S.H. & Doudrop in Tag Team Championship Tournament | WWE on FOX

Alexa Bliss teamed up with Asuka on Monday Night time Raw to tackle Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop within the Girls’s Tag Staff Champion Event.

Alexa Bliss and Asuka superior within the Girls’s tag group title match. 

They’ll face-off towards Dakota Kai and IYO SKY within the subsequent spherical.

Riddle comes for Rollins in stunning return to Monday Night time Raw! | WWE on FOX

Riddle comes for Rollins in shocking return to Monday Night Raw! | WWE on FOX

Riddle made a shock return to Monday Night time Raw after asserting that he has been medically cleared from his harm sustained by the hands of Seth Rollins.

Riddle returned to Raw along with his sights set on Rollins.

Now they will lastly settle their beef at Conflict.

For a segment-by-segment breakdown of the present, take heed to the RAW Roundup podcast within the “Out of Character” feed on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

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Ryan Satin is a WWE analyst for FOX Sports activities. Satin beforehand appeared on FS1’s “WWE Backstage” and based Professional Wrestling Sheet, the place he broke numerous information tales as editor-in-chief.

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