Last week on RAW, the beginning of a new era dawned on the WWE. RAW officially began the road as it’s own unique brand, with a groundbreaking announcement. The establishment of the WWE Universal Championship. The champion to be determined between in a match between Seth Rollins and Finn Balor at SummerSlam. But with his nose truly out of joint, what is next for the former champion Roman Reigns? And talking about former champions, what is next for Charlotte? Will she invoke her rematch clause or play her time with new champion Sasha Banks? And the WWE Universe had better watch out…the beast, Brock Lesnar is back. This weeks edition of RAW comes from the Phillips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Here is this weeks RAW Results 1st August 2016…
— The show opened with new WWE Women’s Champion Sasha Banks addressing the crowd. She was quickly interrupted by Charlotte and Chris Jericho. Enzo Amore counter-argued on Sasha’s behalf, which led to a mixed tag match.
1. Charlotte and Chris Jerico defeated Sasha Banks and Enzo Amore. Dana Brooke distracted Sasha Banks, allowing Charlotte to hit Banks with the Natural Selection to get the pin.
– Finn Bálor in-ring interview was interrupted by Seth Rollins. They verbally sparred, then Rollins tried to cheap-shot Bálor, but was thwarted and sent packing.
4. United States Championship Match: Rusev (c) defeated Mark Henry.Henry had asked Stephanie McMahon for this opportunity to prove he still has something.
— After the match, Roman Reigns came to the ring and had a staredown with Rusev. They traded blows, before Rusev fled after being hit by a Superman Punch.
5. Titus O’Neil defeated Darren Young.
— Backstage after the match, O’Neil was arguing with a livid Bob Backlund as Young jumped Titus from behind.
6. Nia Jax defeated Ariel Monroe (Local Talent).
7. The New Day defeated The Club.
8. Cesaro defeated Sheamus. Both men asked for a chance to prove their worth. Cesaro managed to catch Sheamus in the Gotch Neutralizer for the victory.
— After the match, Sheamus and Cesaro brawled, which segued into Heath Slater and the returning Jinder Mahal getting in the ring. 2MB is now the hottest free agent act in WWE. Mick Foley came out and offered them a match against each other to earn a RAW contract.
9.Jinder Mahal defeated Heath Slater.
10. Seth Rollins defeated Sami Zayn.
— Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman returned, hyping SummerSlam and Lesnar’s match against Randy Orton. Orton then showed up and hit an RKO out of nowhere on Lesnar before leaving through the crowd.
What do you think about Brock Lesnar’s return on RAW? Are you excited for SummerSlam, and the onset of the WWE Universal Championship? We’d love to know what your think!