September 21 (WNN) — Universal Champion Roman Reigns and his cousin, SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos, travel to the Red Brand to face the recently crowned WWE Champion Big E and his friends, Kofi Kingston and The New Day’s Xavier Woods . Raw.
The epic clash featuring both of WWE’s most influential factions kicked off RAW on Monday after Big E briefly spoke about becoming the WWE Champion.
Big E captured the title last week by successfully cashing in on Bobby Lashley’s Money in the Bank briefcase.
Big E, in reference to the late professional wrestler Brody Lee, said, “I’m grateful to all of you who lost their minds when you became the new WWE Champion. I’m grateful to have an incredible friend from heaven down and up.” .
Reigns, Jimmy and Jay Uso then arrive at the scene with The Head of the Table’s Special Counsel Paul Heyman. Reigns placed his Universal Championship in front of Big E, who had just previously won the WWE Championship.
The crowd erupted when Big E eventually had to fight Reigns during a highly competitive three-on-three bout. The wrestlers spoke trash before punching each other. Big E was in control and was able to throw Reigns around the ring.
Woods is tagged in and Big E launches Kingston into the Usos. Woods hit an impressive super kick on Reigns and Lashley entered the field and attacked both teams.
Woods was distracted by the attack outside the ring. Reigns took the advantage and caught Woods with a spear to win the match. Lashley enters the ring and attacks Reigns with a spear.
The incident led to a main event match with Big E, Reigns and Lashley.
Tribal Chief starts things off by allowing Big E and Lashley to attack each other before getting involved. Big E was later able to land a double running splash on both men and was able to avoid Lashley’s disastrous Hurt Lock submission hold as Reigns landed a Superman Punch on The All Mighty.
Big E was in control and Lashley performed a Big Ending before using a steel chair to spoil his almost certain victory. This weapon is legal in a Triple Threat match and was used by Lashley to defeat the WWE Champion.
Reigns was able to spear Lashley after the attack and won his second match of the night as Raw went off the air.
In other moments on Raw, Dewdrop defeated Eva Marie; Raw Tag Team Champion Randy Orton defeated AJ Styles to knock Styles’ partner Omos out of ringside; Shayna Baszler defeated her former tag team partner Nia Jax and brutally slammed Baszler on Jax’s arm; Cousins Angel Garza and Humberto Carrillo formed a new tag team to defeat Mustafa Ali and Mansoor; Nikki Ashe and Rhea Ripley defeated Natalya and Tamina to become the new Women’s Tag Team Champions; And Charlotte Flair is getting into a war of words with Alexa Bliss on Bliss’s talk show, Alexa’s Playground.