AJ Styles grew to grow to be the No. 1 contender for Seth Rollins’ Universal Championship on Raw after defeating numerous the best the crimson mannequin has to provide.
Styles, who came visiting to Raw from Smackdown closing week by the movie star shake-up, first took half in a Triple Threat match which moreover included United States Champion Samoa Joe and Rey Mysterio.
The victory moved Styles into the first event the place he would face the winner of a second Triple Threat match between Baron Corbin, The Miz and Drew McIntyre to search out out who would get to face Rollins at Money inside the Bank on May 19.
Corbin was able to steal a victory in his bout as he was able to quickly throw McIntyre out of the ring and pin The Miz for the three rely after the A-lister had been taken out by McIntyre’s Claymore.
Styles, within the major event, was able to resist Corbin’s superior measurement and vitality and ship a Phenomenal Forearm to win the competitors and earn a championship match in the direction of Rollins. The Beastslayer entered the ring and stared down Styles after his victory sooner than giving a handshake to his future opponent.
Also on Raw, Bray Wyatt returned after being absent from WWE programming since August. Wyatt reintroduced himself all through a bizarre part titled Firefly Funhouse that featured the earlier chief of the Wyatt Family web internet hosting a children’s television program that was within the similar vein as Blue’s Clues and Pee Wee’s Playhouse.
Wyatt, who was carrying a crimson sweater, outlined how he had missed the WWE universe and that his earlier self was certainly not coming once more. Things acquired further creepy as Wyatt showcased two creepy puppets named Mercy the Buzzard and Abby the Witch.
Wyatt ended the part by using a chainsaw to luckily decrease down an earlier cardboard decrease out of himself.
Other moments from Raw included Naomi defeating Women’s Tag Team Champion Billie Kay; Sami Zayn stating that WWE followers are toxic and have taken away his smile; Cesaro defeating Cedric Alexander; NXT Tag Team Champions The Viking Raiders attacking The Lucha House Party; Bobby Roode reintroducing himself as Robert Roode and defeating Ricochet; and Raw and Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch defeating Alicia Fox sooner than being attacked by Lacey Evans.