Finn Balor became the new number one contender to Brock Lesnar’s Universal Championship on Monday’s edition of Raw.
An angle on the show saw Braun Strowman get removed from the title match against Lesnar at the Royal Rumble after chasing Baron Corbin and destroying Vince McMahon’s limo. A fatal four-way match was then announced to decide Lesnar’s challenger for the pay-per-view.
After defeating Jinder Mahal to keep his spot in the four-way match, Finn Balor defeated John Cena, Drew McIntyre, and Corbin to become Lesnar’s next challenger. Balor pinned Cena, and Cena cut a promo after the match putting over Balor.
Also on Raw, Bobby Lashley became the new Intercontinental Champion, the Women’s Tag Team titles were unveiled and it was announced that the champions will be crowned at the Elimination Chamber, Ronda Rousey & Sasha Banks teamed against Nia Jax & Tamina, and some new faces from the most recent group of NXT call-ups made their first appearances.
More coverage from last night —
Jerry Lawler re-signs with WWE, says he’s calling Rumble match
Brock Lesnar vs. Finn Balor set for WWE Royal Rumble
Women’s tag champs to be decided at WWE Elimination Chamber
Intercontinental title changes hands on WWE Raw
NXT call-ups make main roster debut during WWE Raw
Braun Strowman out of Universal title match at WWE Royal Rumble
WWE Raw live results: IC title triple threat
WWE Raw video highlights —
Braun Strowman destroys Vince McMahon’s limo, gets pulled from Universal title match
Ronda Rousey & Sasha Banks vs. Nia Jax & Tamina
Natalya and Bayley need to find a tag team partner to face The Riott Squad
The Lucha House Party vs. The Revival
Vince McMahon announces a fatal four-way match to decide Lesnar’s next challenger
Nikki Cross, Bayley & Natalya vs. The Riott Squad
Finn Balor vs. Jinder Mahal (Balor’s spot in the number one contender’s match on the line)
Dean Ambrose vs. Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley for the Intercontinental title
A stagehand walks into Alexa Bliss’ dressing room
Women’s Tag Team titles unveiled, champions to be crowned at Elimination Chamber
Paul Heyman appears on A Moment of Bliss, Otis Dozovic interrupts things
Fatal four-way decides Brock Lesnar’s new challenger for the Royal Rumble
John Cena says he believes in Finn Balor
Raw fallout: Finn Balor believes he can defeat Brock Lesnar
Raw fallout: Lio Rush says Bobby Lashley is where he’s supposed to be
Raw fallout: Mickie James will be an entrant in the women’s Royal Rumble
Raw fallout: Nikki Cross celebrates her team’s win over The Riott Squad
Raw fallout: Bobby Lashley has his first photoshoot as Intercontinental Champion