“What’s the metronome I hear, perhaps the end is drawing near, you never hear the shot that takes you down.” The lyrics from the old theme song of Drew McIntyre made an entire sense when MVP was welcomed to the Claymore City out of nowhere. It was during the MVP’s hosted VIP lounge where Drew was invited as a guest but was not treated as one. MVP bestowed Drew with some attributes about Bobby Lashley, who will be challenging Drew for the WWE Championship at WWE Backlash.
MVP told Drew that at Backlash, Lashley would end his drought of WWE championship after getting a shot at the title after 13 years. McIntyre disagreed with that and told MVP that Lashley, as he said last week, has to pry the WWE championship from Drew’s cold, dead hands. Lashley’s music hit, and as he was approaching the ring, Drew hit MVP with a Claymore kick to knock him down. Bobby and MVP retreated to the back while Drew stood tall. Later, in the main event, Street Profits took on MVP and Lashley in a tag team match, which was won by Street Profits as Lashley got himself disqualified. Drew McIntyre and Lashley brawled while some crew members tried to pull them apart.
In the first segment for the night, Kevin Owens welcomed Asuka to his talk show, The Kevin Owens Show, to congratulate her on gaining Raw women’s championship. They were interrupted by Charlotte Flair, who claimed that it should be her who should have been awarded Raw Women’s championship as she beat Asuka at WrestleMania 2 years ago. They were both interrupted by Nia Jax first and then Natalya, who both claimed to win triple threat number one’s contender match for Asuka’s championship later that night, which was eventually won by Nia Jax. Kevin Owens himself squared off against Angel Garza, where he was defeated in a surprising fashion when his knee injury allowed Garza to pick up the win. Angel Garza’s tag team partner, Andrade, defended his US championship against Apollo Crews, who defeated him to be crowned as the new US champion for the first time in his career.
Seth Rollins introduced his new disciples in Buddy Murphy and Austin Theory. He went on his rant that he had to sacrifice Rey Mysterio last week by injuring his eye for the greater good. Later in the show, his new buddies, Murphy and Theory, defeated Aleister Black and Humberto Carrillo in a tag team match, after which they threatened to injure Carrillo’s eye but backed off when black heeded to their demands to drop the steel chair. There was also a promo form Edge where he talked about his matches with other wrestling greats like Undertaker, John Cena, Kurt Angle, and so on. He said he would dig deep into his talents to beat Randy Orton at WWE Backlash. There was a comedy segment where Street profits defeated Viking Raiders in Golf Competition while on Women’s tag team side, the team of The IIconics laid a beatdown on Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross after a talking segment. The IIconics challenge Bliss and Cross for Women’s tag team championship at Backlash.
Overall, Monday Night Raw was a good show with a lot of talking segments and a lesser number of matches. But all those segments led to storyline progression towards WWE Backlash. To end the article, Drew McIntyre is the star and bound for greatness, and that’s the bottom line.
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