Did anyone else ever find it odd that on Star Trek, when they “boldly go where no one has gone before” they always end up meeting someone that’s already there?
WWE Raw Results:
Xavier Woods def. Bobby Lashley
MVP is walking backstage and he talks about how MVP lost to Woods and that he has left the building. He ensures that Lashley will be okay and that he will be ready for Sunday.
Jinder Mahal is shown arriving to the ThunderDome and he asks Veer and Shanky if they have the sword from Drew and they hand it to him.
Alexa Bliss is in her Playground and she introduces DouDrop and Eva Marie as the behest of Eva. Alexa talks about how she likes DouDrop’s name and Eva talks up herself. Eva says this is unacceptable and leaves with DouDrop.
Jinder Mahal is in the ring with Veer and Shanky and he calls out Drew McIntyre so he can apologize for taking things a bit too far last week. Drew appears on the tron and he wants him to cut the BS so he can get to the point. Jinder then says he has gotten Drew’s sword refinished and it is shown to be broken in half. Drew then says he knew what they were doing and shows he was able to get his sword. Drew is then shown to be by Jinder’s motorcycle and proceeds to damage it.
Nikki A.S.H. is preparing at Gorilla when Riddle shows up. He talks to her about being a superhero and she talks about how she is almost a superhero. Riddle then rambles on and Nikki says she doesn’t get it before leaving to the ring.
Nikki A.S.H. def. Asuka & Naomi. Alexa Bliss was taken out of the match by DouDrop.
The Viking Raiders are interviewed backstage and they talk about their individual matches with Omos and AJ Styles. They talk up their opponents but also talk about what they will do during their matches.
AJ Styles and Omos are in the ring and AJ apologizes for what he said to the Viking Raiders last week but then proceeds to insult them some more. AJ mentions how the Vikings have been in their business and how they are the reason he is not in the Money in the Bank match. He says he and Omos will take care of Erik and Ivar tonight and will retain their titles when they face them next week.
Ivar def. AJ Styles
Omos def. Erik
Sheamus is in the office of Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce and he voices his displeasure over defending the US Championship against Humberto Carrillo. He says he will do it after they question him about it.
The New Day are walking backstage and bump into Lucha House Party. They give each other props and are then interviewed about Woods’ win over Lashley. They gloat over the win and are informed Lashley has returned to be in the VIP Lounge with MVP tonight. They then talk about Kofi’s match with Lashley at Money in the Bank and what it takes to be WWE Champion.
Raw cuts backstage to show Sheamus beating down Humberto Carrillo. Sheamus talks smack to him about being ready for a title match and has a stare down with Damian Priest as he walks by onto the scene.
Sheamus def. Humberto Carrillo to retain the US Championship. Sheamus attacks Humberto after the match but Damian Priest comes down to make the save before Sheamus can do more damage.
Ricochet is walking backstage and Riddle bumps into him. They talk about how excited they are for the Money in the Bank match. Riddle rambles about his favorite western and about what he plans on cashing in the briefcase on. The Miz and John Morrison then appear and they spray them with drip sticks and leave.
Ricochet def. John Morrison in a Falls Count Anywhere match
Natalya and Tamina are interviewed backstage and they talk about Natalya being in MITB. They then come across Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke and trade words. Tamina mocks them doing something and shoves Dana before leaving with Natalya. Mandy holds back Dana as Raw goes to commercial.
Drew McIntyre is interviewed backstage and he talks about the Money in the Bank match. He talks about how nothing will stop him from winning the match on Sunday.
Rhea Ripley cuts a promo in Gorilla and she talks about her match with Charlotte Flair.
Rhea Ripley def. Natalya. Charlotte Flair attacks Rhea from behind after the match.
Charlotte Flair is interviewed backstage about her attack on Rhea and she speaks about it. She then talks about how she plans on winning on Sunday.
MVP is in the ring for the VIP Lounge and he introduces Bobby Lashley to the ring. MVP tries multiple times to introduce Lashley but he does not come out. Lashley then comes out after a few tries but does not look like himself. Lashley tells the ladies to leave because he needs to talk to MVP. Lashley tells MVP that he thinks Kofi Kingston is right about him becoming soft and how MVP is not doing right by him. Lashley then destroys the VIP Lounge set after he tells MVP that they need to get back to business. Lashley then starts talking about what he will do to Kofi on Sunday and how he will retain the WWE Championship.