Tonight's edition of Monday Night RAW emanates from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida, inside of the WWE ThunderDome. The show is being promoted as 'Monday Night RAW: In Your Face' and is headlined by WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre taking-on Keith Lee in a non-title affair as well as RAW Women's Champion, Asuka defending her title against the former 6-time Women's Champion, Mickie James, a Champions vs Champions match between the RAW Tag-Team Champions, The Street Profits and the SmackDown Tag-Team Champions, Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro. The night is expected to be capped off with a Steel Cage match between Seth Rollins and Dominik Mysterio.
Before the show begins, let's see what tonight has in-store...
WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre Takes-On Keith Lee In A Non-Title Match
Dominik Mysterio Faces The Monday Night Messiah, Seth Rollins Inside Of A Steel Cage
Asuka Defends The RAW Women's Championship Against Mickie James
The Street Profits Battle Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro In A Champions vs Champions Match
The show begins with a bit of a different look on commentary as we'll have Michael Cole, Byron Saxton and Dolph Ziggler calling the action this evening as we see a video package highlighting Drew McIntyre's attack on Randy Orton, last week.
In the ring, we see the aforementioned WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre where is says WWE medical personnel told him to take some time off but that would've required him to vacate his WWE Title and not compete at the Clash of Champions PPV in 2 weeks which was never a realistic scenario, says Drew. McIntyre then challenges Orton to an ambulance match for his WWE Title at Clash of Champions. Drew says the rules don't apply to the 2 of them, so why should they apply at the PPV?
WWE Producer, Adam Pearce then comes out and says if Orton is unable to compete at Clash of Champions, Keith Lee will step-in and get the opportunity at Drew's title.
Keith Lee then makes his way down to the ring and he shakes hands with the WWE Champion but Lee won't let go of Drew's hand and the 2 men stare each other down as we head to a commercial break.
- Champions vs Champions Match - Street Profits (Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins) vs Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro
Highlights (Street Profits vs Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro)
Result - Street Profits defeat Shinsuke Nakamura & Cesaro
After the match, we see Angel Garza speaking with Lana before Zelina Vega and Andrade chase Lana off. Zelina talks about how Garza left Andrade in the ring by himself for 2 straight weeks and was sick of it before storming off which led to Garza & Andrade brawling as we head to a commercial break.
- Match - Cedric Alexander (with MVP, Bobby Lashley & Shelton Benjamin) vs Ricochet (with Apollo Crews)
Highlights (Cedric Alexander vs Ricochet)
Result - Cedric Alexander defeats Ricochet
After the match, Retribution hacks the WWE ThunderDome screens and cut another promo with a voice changer so we can barely tell what they're saying.
- RAW Women's Championship - Asuka (C) vs Mickie James
Highlights (Asuka vs Mickie James)
Result - Asuka defeats Mickie James, And STILL RAW Women's Champion
After the match, Zelina Vega makes her way down to the ring. She says that she's wasted some of the best years of her career managing those '2 idiots' Andrade and Angel Garza. She says Asuka has been reckless with the RAW Women's Championship and doesn't even need to bother asking if she's ready for Asuka...because she's ready for THAT (and points to the title). Vega slaps Asuka in the face and slides out of the ring before Asuka can retaliate.
- Match - Bobby Lashley (with MVP, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin) vs Erik
Highlights (Bobby Lashley vs Erik)
Result - Bobby Lashley defeats Erik
We then see Braun Strowman entering RAW Underground.
We cut backstage to Seth Rollins and Murphy speaking. Rollins says he and Dominik will fight inside of a steel cage which means nobody can go inside...and nobody can go outside. Seth asks Murphy if he's ready to fill the role that Seth has for him, tonight. Seth slaps the hell out of Murphy and says his role, tonight is to stay backstage and not interfere in his match...which is next.
- Steel Cage Match - Seth Rollins vs Dominik Mysterio
Highlights (Seth Rollins vs Dominik Mysterio)
Result - Seth Rollins defeats Dominik Mysterio
After the match, Seth Rollins beats the absolute hell out of Murphy, tossing him into the barricade and smashing his head with the cage door.
We then cut to RAW Underground where Dolph Ziggler gets the better of an unnamed gentleman before Riddick Moss steps in the ring to challenge Ziggler but Braun Strowman comes in and just lays everybody out as we head to a commercial break.
- Match - Kevin Owens vs Aleister Black
Highlights (Kevin Owens vs Aleister Black)
Result - Kevin Owens defeats Aleister Black
We immediately cut to the backstage area where Drew McIntyre and Keith Lee are brawling and Adam Pearce steps-in and tells them he'll cancel the Clash of Champions title match as well as their match, tonight if they touch each other one more time before the aforementioned match. Both men walk away to opposite sides of the arena and we head to a commercial break.
Tag-Team Match - Riott Squad (Ruby Riott & Liv Morgan) vs Lana & Natalya
Highlights (Riott Squad vs Lana & Natalya)
Result - Riott Squad defeats Lana & Natalya
After the match, the WWE Women's Tag-Team Champions, Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax, who were on commentary for this matchup, chase Liv and Ruby out of the ring then attack Natalya & Lana and Nia drills Lana with a 'Samoan Drop' through the announce table as we head to another commercial break.
It's now time for our main event of the evening...
Drew McIntyre vs Keith Lee have an absolute banger for about 10-minutes but ends in a no-contest after Retribution storm the ring and beat both men down.
The Hurt Business of MVP, Bobby Lashley, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin come down to the ring and attack Retribution but Keith Lee and Drew McIntyre both fly over the top-rope and take everyone out as the show goes off-the-air.
That's a wrap for Monday Night RAW!
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