WWE Raw: Bobby Lashley vs Seth Rollins ends in a DQ

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WWE Raw was main evented by a huge match between Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins.

WWE Monday Night Raw kicked off with the WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch. She had quite a bit to say about the upcoming Royal Rumble, and her top challenger Doudrop. This was before those two women were set to team together against Bianca Belair and Liv Morgan. Her commentary brought out the other three women in the match, leading to a back-and-forth before the match.

Belair and Doudrop started off the match, once again locking horns. Belair’s quickness helped her get the early advantage, even after having to avoid Doudrop’s strength. Lynch tagged herself in and walked right into a dropkick, allowing Belair to make the tag.

Morgan came in with the momentum, landing offense on Lynch including a missile dropkick and slingshot knee to the face. Belair and Doudrop came back into the ring to brawl, but both women were sent to the floor. Lynch tried to sneak out a win, but Morgan was ready. She couldn’t stop the Man Handle Slam but before Lynch could make the pin, Doudrop splashed them both and stole the tag from Lynch. After another splash, she pinned Morgan for the win.

Doudrop and Becky Lynch defeated Bianca Belair and Liv Morgan via pinfall.

Kevin Owens welcomed Seth Rollins out for the KO Show in the next segment. Both of the men made it clear that they are best friends but focused on Rollins and his upcoming match against Roman Reigns. Owens pitched the idea of him facing Rollins at WrestleMania after winning the Royal Rumble, but Damian Priest came out with something to say. Their match was up next.

Back from commercial and Owens was in control to start the match. He landed a kick to Priest’s face, followed up with chops but Priest turned to his “other side.” That led to him dropping Owens with a kick, causing him to exit the ring. He caught Priest with a superkick and frog splash off the apron.

Back from another commercial and Priest was making the comeback. He landed kicks and punches to Owens before planting him with a flapjack. That led to a splash in the corner, but Owens answered with a forearm. Priest leveled him with a clothesline then the Broken Arrow for a two count.

Priest and Owens ended up on the second turnbuckle, but Owens blocked the Superplex and knocked him from the top, landing a senton bomb for a two count of his own. They countered more moves, but Owens hit the Pop-Up Powerbomb for a close two count. Owens showed he could kick out at the last minute after taking the South of Heaven. Owens faked an injury and hit a Stunner on Priest to pick up the victory.

Kevin Owens defeated Damian Priest via pinfall.

The new tag team champions, Alpha Academy, were out next to celebrate their new titles with a “graduation.” Chad Gable had enough to say about he and Otis winning the titles last week. Matt Riddle interrupted the ceremony, but he was alone in the matter. However, he’d come out of nowhere to hit the RKO on Gable while Riddle struck Otis from behind.

Finn Balor was back and headed out for a rematch with Austin Theory.

Theory was all over Balor to start the match, forcing the former champion to the floor. But Balor took control outside, hitting a sling blade to slow him down.

Back from commercial and they were back in the ring. Balor went for a pinfall, but Theory kicked out at two. Theory was able to fight back, but Balor countered the ATL for a roll up attempt. Balor dropped Theory in the corner and went up top for the double stomp but rolled through. Theory hit a rolling dropkick to the back of Balor’s head. He would then hit the ATL to pick up the victory.

Austin Theory defeated Finn Balor via pinfall.

Rhea Ripley was out next for a singles match against Nikki ASH. Before their match could start the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions came out, Queen Zelina and Carmella. They berated Ripley from outside the ring, allowing Nikki to attack before the bell. Nikki would continue her attack and the match would not happen at all.

Omos was out next to take on Reggie in singles action. Before the match started, the 24/7 Championship crew ran out to the ring and were flattened by Omos. Reggie tried to jump from the top rope, but Omos caught him. He flattened him with a two-handed choke slam for the win.

Maryse and Beth Phoenix were out for a face-to-face next. Maryse wanted the match called off but Phoenix faced off with her in the ring. Miz tried to attack Edge, and that gave Maryse the space to attack Phoenix from behind with a brick in her purse.

Eight-man tag action was next as Los Mysterios teamed with The Street Profits to take on Apollo Crews, Commander Azeez, Dolph Ziggler, and Bobby Roode.

Dominick and Ziggler started things off, with the former champion dropping Dominick before tagging out to Roode. Dominick was able to fight him off and tag out to his father Rey. He landed a pair of hurricanranas before going to the top but Roode stopped him, only to be tossed outside. Things broke down as all eight men started to yell at each other outside the ring.

Back from commercial and Mysterio was isolated in the ring. Crews came in to hit a standing moonsault for a two-count. Dawkins was able to get the tag and went wild on the opposition. He went for a cover on Crews, but Azeez broke it up. Ford attacked him and was thrown outside, but Los Mysterios hit a double 619 on Roode and Ziggler. They then teamed up to lay out Azeez outside the ring. Dawkins hit the Sky High, tagged out to Ford who landed a frog splash for the win.

Los Mysterios and The Street Profits defeated Apollo Crews, Commander Azeez, Dolph Ziggler, and Robert Roode via pinfall.

The main event was Bobby Lashley against Seth Rollins in singles action.

Rollins ran right into Lashley’s strength to start the match, bouncing off the bigger man. He was able to use his quickness to hit a sling blade, but moments later Lashley tossed him aside with ease. Rollins then ducked a charging Lashley to cause him to fall outside the ring. Rollins went for the dive twice and was tossed aside again on the floor.

Back from commercial and Rollins had Lashley in trouble, ramming his leg into the steel post. Rollins then began to attack Lashley’s knees to keep him off his feet. He would lock in a single-leg crab, but Lashley continued to fight out of it.

Lashley was able to kick Rollins off, getting some room. Rollins attempted the Curb Stomp but Lashley dodged it, hitting the Flatliner instead. He followed that up with belly-to-belly suplexes and a shoulder charge in the corner. Rollins was able to avoid the vertical suplex, but Lashley hit the Dominator for a two count.

Lashley went for the spear but Lashley countered with a knee and an elbow. Rollins would hit the Pedigree but Lashley kicked out at two. They ended up on the top turnbuckle and Lashley launched Rollins across the ring with another suplex. Before the match could continue, Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander attacked Lashley, causing the disqualification.

Bobby Lashley defeated Seth Rollins via disqualification.

While Lashley brawled with Benjamin and Alexander outside the ring, The Usos attacked Rollins inside the ring to close out the show.