WWE Raw delivered their go-home show heading into WWE Summerslam this Saturday night. For your quick recap, here are the top five must-see moments from Monday Night Raw.
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WWE Raw: 5 Must-See Moments
Randy Orton/Riddle confrontation, AJ vs Riddle
It was last week when Randy Orton hit his tag team partner Riddle with an RKO, seemingly ending their partnership. Despite this, Riddle attempted to clear the air with Orton before his match with AJ Styles. While Riddle was defeated by Styles, he came to the aid of Orton after his match with Omos. The two reunited and challenged for the tag titles at WWE Summerslam.
Rhea Ripley gains momentum
In less than a week, Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair will both challenge Nikki A.S.H. in a Triple Threat Match for the WWE Raw Women’s Title. The booking on WWE Raw has been questionable for some time, and this match was not the exception. While Nikki is the champion, she ate a Rip Tide at the hands of Ripley in defeat.
Damian Priest shuts up The Miz
Damian Priest is gearing up for a shot at Sheamus and the United States Championship at WWE Summerslam. While Priest has his eyes on Sheamus, he’s had to deal with the growing annoyance of both The Miz and John Morrison. On WWE Raw, Priest was able to get the win over The Miz with a Brogue Kick to send a message to the champion.
A Champion Rising
Karrion Kross establishes himself
It was last month when NXT Champion Karrion Kross debuted on WWE Raw and lost to Jeff Hardy in less than three minutes. Since then, Kross’ time on the main roster has been mixed, but he took a strong step forward in a rematch with Hardy. In less than a minute, Kross got the win in dominating fashion with the Kross Jacket.
Goldberg and Lashley get personal
In November 2016, Bill Goldberg made his return to a WWE ring for the first time in nearly 15 years. Goldberg defeated Brock Lesnar in less than a minute that night and credited his son Gage for his return. Since then, Goldberg’s time in the WWE has been met with a mixed reaction, as he was upon his latest return. With his main event match at WWE Summerslam just days away, Goldberg was face to face with Bobby Lashley. As the show went off the air, Goldberg stood tall with his son by his side after leveling Lashley with a spear.
WWE Raw: Full results
AJ Styles d. Riddle, Worth a Watch. ***1/4
Rhea Ripley d. Nikki A.S.H., Skim It. **
Damian Priest d. The Miz, Take a Pass, *
Mansoor d. Mace, Take a Pass, *1/2
Randy Orton d. Omos, Take a Pass, *
Karrion Kross d. Jeff Hardy, SQUASH
Charlotte Flair and Nia Jax d. Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley, Take a Pass, *1/2