WWE Raw: Roman Reigns attacks Jinder Mahal, Ronda Rousey accepts challenge

Ross Houston
May 16, 2018

Finn Balor and Braun Strowman have already qualified from the Raw side for the MITB ladder match, but the other two spots will be filled this week along with plenty of other action.

This past Monday, the WWE Universe bore witness as Braun Strowman became the first Superstar to qualify for the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match, which will award the fearless warrior able to climb a ladder and snatch the contract a World Championship opportunity at the time and place of his choosing. The pre-taped show from London's O2 Arena in London was headlined by a series of Money in the Bank qualifying matches, as well as another Intercontinental Championship defense. Boasting uncharacteristic teamwork, Banks, Natalya and Ember Moon locked up the squad as Liv Morgan soon found herself outnumbered and locked in the dreaded Sharpshooter.

Instead, superstars like Jinder Mahal would get the chance to face Lesnar, provided that he could survive a match against other worthy superstars that night. The second time resulted in Reigns spearing Mahal through a wall, forcing Angle to pull him from the match.

Roman Reigns kicked off last night's Raw where he was jeered by the London fans. After the match, Owens demanded a rematch but was denied.

- Backstage segment with "The B Team" Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel approaching Kurt Angle for a RAW Tag Team Title shot. Kevin Owens indicated on social media that he planned to answer Seth Rollins's challenge. They lost the crowd here, worst than during the six-woman match. And Bobby Lashley loves his family, in a totally non creepy way.

- Alexa Bliss defeated Bayley and Mickie James to qualify for Money In the Bank. When these two entered a slugfest, Bliss came from behind and hit Bayley with the DDT to get the pinfall win. Hence, he promised to bring Lashley's sister to Raw to show a different version of the behemoth.

And Roman Reigns will be there.

Rousey, who signed with WWE after making an appearance at the Royal Rumble in January, made her in-ring debut at Wrestlemania when she and Kurt Angle took on Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in a mixed-tag match. Big pops for all 4 competitors but Braun was the most over of any Superstar tonight.

In the main event of Raw, Elias, Bobby Lashley, and Kevin Owens competed in a MITB qualifier.

And when will the company determine a solo run by Owens, potentially as a babyface, is more beneficial to the former Universal Champion than the current storyline with his BFF, Sami Zayn? Owens won by pinning Elias via a frog splash.

This week's Intercontinental Championship Open Challenge match has already been accepted ahead of time.

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