Last night’s Elimination Chamber fallout edition of Raw set the stage for The Miz’s first title defense.
One night after cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase to win the WWE Championship, The Miz opened Raw with a championship celebration edition of Miz TV. Bobby Lashley and MVP interrupted the segment, with it being revealed that Miz and Lashley had made a deal with each other. Lashley attacked Drew McIntyre at Elimination Chamber in exchange for being first in line for a shot at Miz’s WWE Championship.
After The Miz hesitated and said he had no time to give Lashley a title shot right now, Lashley said Miz had an hour to make things right.
But Braun Strowman inserted himself into the picture and demanded a WWE Championship match as well. A match between Lashley and Strowman was made for last night’s main event. If Strowman won, he would’ve been added to next week’s Miz vs. Lashley WWE Championship match.
Lashley defeated Strowman last night and then put him in The Hurt Lock after the match. The show-closing angle saw Miz try to attack Lashley with the WWE Championship belt, but Lashley laid out Miz and posed with the title.
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New WWE Champion The Miz kicks off the show, gets interrupted by Lashley and MVP
Riddle vs. John Morrison
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Bad Bunny and Damian Priest catch R-Truth trying to win the 24/7 title
The New Day vs. Mace & T-Bar
Braun Strowman demands a WWE Championship match
Tornado tag match: Lucha House Party vs. The Hurt Business
Damian Priest vs. Angel Garza
Randy Orton vomits black liquid
Charlotte Flair & Asuka vs. Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler
Jeff Hardy vs. Sheamus
Charlotte Flair tells her father to go home
Naomi & Lana vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke
Ricochet vs. AJ Styles
Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley
Raw Talk: AJ Styles and Omos appear
Raw fallout: Bobby Lashley promises to tear The Miz apart next week
Raw fallout: The Hurt Business got back to basics against Lucha House Party
Raw fallout: Sheamus will be satisfied when he gets his one-on-one match against McIntyre