A contract signing for Drew McIntyre and Seth Rollins’ WWE Championship match at Money in the Bank headlined last night’s episode of Raw.
Rollins said he started things with McIntyre, but he did it to get the WWE Championship to where it needs to be. It isn’t about Rollins, it isn’t about McIntyre — it’s bigger than both of them. Rollins said McIntyre is going to be a great champion some day, but he isn’t a leader. Rollins called himself a leader and said the WWE universe needs someone to guide them more than ever right now. Rollins said he can be the light in the darkness.
Rollins said he suffered for the WWE Championship, but McIntyre doesn’t have to. He said McIntyre is a smart man, this will make sense to him in time, and Rollins will lead him too when that time comes. McIntyre responded by saying that things are clearer to him now — it’s clear that Rollins is completely full of sh*t. McIntyre vowed that he wouldn’t let Rollins win the WWE title.
McIntyre slammed Rollins’ head against the desk as things turned physical. He was setting up for a Claymore, but Murphy appeared and attacked McIntyre. Rollins hugged Murphy, then McIntyre flew in with a Claymore and ended up laying out Murphy. Rollins bailed to close the show, with McIntyre asking if Murphy was his sacrificial lamb.
Apollo Crews pinned Andrade in a six-man tag match last night, setting up Crews getting a United States Championship shot later in the show. Their title match ended when the referee stopped it due to Crews having a storyline knee injury. WWE later announced that Crews is out of this year’s men’s Money in the Bank ladder match due to the injury.
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Rey Mysterio, Aleister Black & Apollo Crews vs. Andrade, Angel Garza & Austin Theory
Nia Jax, Asuka, and Shayna Baszler brawl
Bobby Lashley vs. Denzel Dejournette
Liv Morgan vs. Ruby Riott
The Viking Raiders dare The Street Profits to prove them wrong
Jinder Mahal returns to the ring against Akira Tozawa
Andrade vs. Apollo Crews for the United States Championship
The Street Profits will face off with The Viking Raiders next week
Ricochet & Cedric Alexander vs. Ever-Rise
Drew McIntyre-Seth Rollins contract signing
Raw fallout: Ricochet & Cedric Alexander respond to MVP, Shane Thorne & Brendan Vink
Raw fallout: Jinder Mahal feels disrespected by his peers and the fans