RAW Results: Chaotic end to Grudge Match; Lashley dominates former WWE Champion

Another great night on RAW!
Another great night on RAW!

WWE Champion Bobby Lashley was backstage when RAW kicked off after a recap of last week and The All Mighty said that he aimed to walk out at WrestleMania as the champ.

The Miz came out to the ring and said WWE and Shane McMahon cost him the title. The A-Lister complained about defending the title twice and said that it was unfair. He was confident about the rematch and said he will win the WWE title back.

Bobby Lashley (c) vs. The Miz - WWE Championship match on RAW

The Miz was hit with a stalling suplex early on before he managed to send Lashley into the ring post when the match headed outside. After a break, Lashley countered a big clothesline and sent The Miz into the barricades, and announce desk outside.

Lashley tossed the former WWE Champion into the ring post outside before hitting a Flatliner in the ring. He then hit the All Mighty Spinebuster and Lashley set up for the Hurt Lock, making The Miz tap out with very little effort.

Result: Bobby Lashley def. The Miz to retain WWE Championship

Match rating: B

Drew McIntyre was backstage on RAW and was being interviewed when he mocked Lashley for not beating him fair and square for the title. He was demanding a rematch when Sheamus attacked him out of nowhere.

When Drew recovered, he found Adam Pearce and demanded a no disqualification match against Sheamus.

Backstage on RAW, R-Truth wanted Braun Strowman to join him and get his 24/7 title back. Braun told Truth that he was busy and that he had to talk to Shane McMahon.

Braun came out to the ring and demanded that Shane and WWE show him respect. Shane O'Mac came out to apologize but it looked like Shane was holding something back from us.

Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus - No Disqualification match on RAW

Sheamus started off strong on RAW and Drew sent Sheamus outside and into the steel steps. Outside, The Celtic Warrior tried to hit Drew with a Kendo stick but was tossed over the barricades. Drew slammed Sheamus onto the steel steps and went for the Kendo Stick himself.

Sheamus got a low blow on the ropes and dropped McIntyre before hitting him with the Kendo Stick. Drew came back with a neckbreaker before using the Kendo stick on Sheamus. Back on RAW after a break, Sheamus locked in the Cloverleaf, and Drew broke the hold.

McIntyre hit the spinebuster for a near fall before hitting a superplex. McIntyre sent Sheamus into a steel chair set up in the corner before hitting the Claymore for a near fall.

Sheamus hit a Brogue Kick on the outside. Both men then went for each other with steel steps and got knocked out. The referee ended the match on account of injuries.

Result: DNF

Match rating: A

Backstage on RAW, AJ Styles said Randy Orton was being hunted by The Fiend and Alexa Bliss before Randy showed up. AJ called Randy weak and Orton challenged him to a match tonight and Styles accepted.

Shelton Benjamin vs Xavier Woods on RAW

Woods was tossed out of the ring early on and Benjamin was dominating the match. Benjamin hit a big boot after Woods hit a clothesline.

Woods managed to counter into a rollup but couldn't get the pin. Benjamin was distracted for a second and was taunting Kofi when Woods rolled him up and picked up the win.

Result: Xavier Woods def. Shelton Benjamin

Match rating: C

Riddle vs. Slapjack on RAW

Slapjack had the early advantage early on and hit a suplex before tossing Riddle off the ropes.

Slapjack took the Final Flash knee strike for a near fall. The champ got near fall after near fall before hitting the Final Flash once more and then the Bro Derek for the win on RAW.

Result: Riddle def. Mustafa Ali

Match rating: C

Backstage on RAW, Shane McMahon told Adam Pearce to ask Braun Strowman to join him in the ring.

Back after a break on RAW, Shane and Braun were in the ring and Shane walked out of the ring while talking on the mic. Shane stood on the stage and said that last week, he was having fun.

Shane said there was one thing that needed to be done but then hesitated to say what it was. Shane said that he would never try to make Braun look stupid before indirectly calling him stupid over and over.

Shane taunted Braun and ran away after Strowman chased after him. Shane had a car waiting and it looked like he drove off before Braun could do anything. When Braun walked away, Shane walked into frame and it turned out to be a trick to fool the Monster Among Men.

Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Naomi & Lana - Women's Tag Team Championship match on RAW

Reginald was out with Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. Jax and Lana kicked off the match before Baszler and Naomi got the tags early on.

Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler (c) vs. Naomi & Lana - Women's Tag Team Championship match on RAW (contd...)

Lana and Naomi were making quick tags on RAW, keeping Shayna isolated from her partner. Naomi took out both champs with a dive over the ropes.

Back on RAW after a break, Baszler was in control before Naomi tagged in and so did Jax.

Reginald interfered and Naomi and Lana took him out but the distraction cost them the match as Nia took Naomi out off the apron and pinned Lana in the ring with a big slam.

Result: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler def. Naomi & Lana to retain the Women's Tag Team Championship

Match rating: B

Randy Orton was backstage on RAW and said that AJ Styles was afraid of The Fiend and Alexa Bliss which is the only reason why he was concerned about Orton.

Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke wanted a title shot when Charlotte walked in on them. The Queen asked them to bring their A-game if they wanted to take Charlotte's RAW title shot away from her.

Backstage on RAW, AJ Styles said that Randy was wasting his time instead of fighting back against Alexa and the Fiend.

AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton on RAW

Randy got the early advantage and sent AJ outside before slamming him onto the announce desk. Styles caught Randy on the apron and took him out before hitting the Phenomenal Forearm to the outside.

After a break on RAW, AJ had Randy in the corner and went after his knees before using the ropes to do even more damage. Randy was having trouble getting on his feet and Styles got a chokehold in. The Phenomenal had to break the hold before Orton got a power slam and a near fall.

Orton blocked the Phenomenal Forearm before AJ tried for the Calf Crusher but Randy broke the hold. AJ took the draping DDT before Randy set up for the finisher but Omos dragged AJ out of the ring.

Alexa Bliss appeared on the Titantron and lit a match before the ring posts exploded. Randy started throwing up the black substance again before Styles hit the Phenomenal Forearm and picked up the win.

Result: AJ Styles def. Randy Orton

Alexa was laughing hysterically after the match as the show went off the air.

Match rating: A

Episode rating: A

We got another great episode of RAW tonight with an amazing match between Sheamus and Drew McIntyre and a developing feud between Shane McMahon and Braun Strowman. The Miz got his WWE title rematch while Randy Orton and AJ Styles face off in the main event.

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Edited by Alan John