The bad blood boiled over, as the two old friends couldn’t wait for the opening bell to begin throwing haymakers. Sheamus grabbed the first true advantage when a Brogue Kick knocked McIntyre clean to the outside. The brutality continued as The King of Claymore Country unleashed a beatdown on the announce table and shook the ring with a suplex of The Celtic Warrior off the top rope. After kicking out of a crushing White Noise, McIntyre tried the move on for size with a White Noise of Sheamus off the top rope that The Celtic Warrior somehow kicked out of. Both men risked it all at the finish, as McIntyre’s Claymore bested Sheamus’ Brogue Kick attempt to finish the a high-level clash that is already generating early "Match of the Year" buzz.
Naomi & Lana were looking to build momentum after earning a WWE Women’s Tag Team Title opportunity, but Nia Jax was intent on squashing that momentum. The Irresistible Force fought off early attacks to drop Naomi with a thunderous slam and send a message to Lana in the process.
After the WWE Title Match was set for a 9 p.m. ET start, The Miz had little time to scheme up his latest advantage. As Bobby Lashley waited in the ring, the A-Lister complained backstage of intense stomach pains but The All Mighty confronted The Miz to let him know there’s nowhere to run.
When The Monster Among Men came calling for a WWE Title Match, Shane-O-Mac cooked up his own plans and had Braun Strowman team up with Adam Pearce. The plus side, the unlikely partners would take on Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin for the Raw Tag Team Titles. Strowman tossed The Hurt Business around the ring, but a call from Shane McMahon to tag Pearce in resulted in Benjamin rolling up the WWE official for the win which ignited another monstrous tirade.
Elias started the night with a proposition for Bad Bunny, but instead found himself in a battle with Damian Priest. The hard-hitting action pushed the limits of both competitors with Elias narrowly kicking out of a Broken Arrow to keep the match alive. The Archer of Infamy dug deep for a Hit the Lights to remain undefeated since debuting on Monday Night Raw.
With Adam Pearce mandating a 10 p.m. ET start for The Miz’s showdown with Bobby Lashley, it appeared The All Mighty was finally going to get his opportunity. The WWE Champion would hesitantly make his way down to the ring but and tried to strike a deal to delay the night’s match. And when all else failed, The A-Lister ran for the hills at the sound of the bell.
Charlotte Flair boldly stated her Raw Women’s Championship intentions, but Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler let The Queen know the Road to WrestleMania runs through them. Baszler would level Flair to usher in the opening bell, as Jax waited at ringside to stack the odds. After Flair tossed Jax into the ringside steps, The Queen bounced back into the ring to land a Natural Selection on Baszler for the statement win.
After claiming the United States Title, Riddle was ready for a brodown with Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado against RETRIBUTION. T-BAR brought a merciless start with a chokeslam of Riddle, but Lucha House Party would help turn the tide with high-flying action. A skyscraping splash from The King of the Ropes resulted in a pin of SLAPJACK and an irate Mustafa Ali.
After his RETRIBUTION troops failed him in Six-Man Tag Team action, Mustafa Ali took matters into his own hands. The Original Bro appeared to have the match clinched after a Final Flash knee strike, but a flurry of distractions from the outside allowed Ali to plant Riddle off the middle rope to capitalize for the win.
The moment finally came for Bobby Lashley to take out his frustrations on The Miz and seize his WWE Title opportunity, and The All Mighty did not disappoint. The A-Lister looked for any possible opening to escape, but the Raw Superstars on the outside made sure to keep him focused on the task at hand. With nowhere to run, The Miz fell right into the waiting arms of The All Mighty who clutched in The Hurt Lock to force the tap-out victory. Lashley had grabbed hold of his a WWE Championship reign that was 17 years in the making.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Drew McIntyre defeated Sheamus (22:50)
- Nia Jax (w/ Shayna Baszler) defeated Naomi (w/ Lana) (2:20)
- The Hurt Business (Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin) (c) defeated Braun Strowman & Adam Pearce (w/ Shane McMahon) to retain the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship (3:15)
- Damian Priest (w/ Bad Bunny) defeated Elias (w/ Jaxson Ryker) (15:25)
- Bobby Lashley defeated The Miz (c) by Count Out. The Miz retains the WWE Championship (0:27)
- Charlotte Flair defeated Shayna Baszler (w/ Nia Jax) (2:55)
- Riddle & Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik & Lince Dorado) defeated RETRIBUTION (Slapjack, T-BAR & Mace) (w/ Reckoning & Mustafa Ali) in a Six Man Tag Team Match (2:20)
- Mustafa Ali defeated Riddle (3:20)
- Bobby Lashley defeated The Miz (c) in a Lumberjack Match to win the WWE Championship (3:05)
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