WWE Raw was an eventful night as the road leads to Hell in a Cell. The news dominating the headlines was Sasha Banks and Naomi walking out before the show due to issues with creative. Cody Rhodes made a final challenge to Seth Rollins inside of Hell in a Cell match. Lacey Evans made her debut, and much more. Here are three must-see moments and full results from WWE Raw.
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WWE Raw: 3 Must-See Moments
Sasha Banks and Naomi walk out on WWE Raw
Sometimes pro wrestling or sports entertainment goes beyond the pre-written script. An example of that took place moments before the start of WWE Raw. In the main event, a Fatal 5-Way Match was set up to determine the #1 Contender for the Raw Women’s Title. Two participants in the match with the Women’s Tag Team Champions in the form of Sasha Banks and Naomi. According to several reports, Banks and Naomi were unhappy with what the creative team had for them in the match. Both women pushed back after Vince McMahon refused to make a change, resulting in their exit from the building. WWE sent out a press release confirming what took place, as an Asuka and Becky Lynch was booked in its place.
Cody Rhodes challenges Seth Rollins to Hell in a Cell
At Wrestlemania, Cody Rhodes made his debut as the surprise opponent of Seth Rollins. In an instant classic, Rhodes was able to pick up the win to the roar of the crowd. Rollins made the excuse that he was unable to prepare for Rhodes and pushed for a rematch. That rematch took place at Wrestlemania Backlash, however, Rollins was on the receiving end of another loss. With Rollins continuing to be a thorn in his side, Rhodes made a challenge to settle the score. That challenge is a match inside of Hell in the Cell cage, to which Rollins was quick to accept.
Lacey Evans debut
After spending time in WWE NXT, Lacey Evans has been repackaged in recent weeks. With several vignettes and promos, Evans got personal with the WWE Universe. Evans explains that she came from a military family and was a veteran herself, who didn’t have the easiest upbringing. This character shift was a big gamble as it presented a massive change from what was seen on NXT 2.0. During Monday Night Raw, Evans debuted with an in-ring segment and received a solid reaction from the crowd. Evans gave praise to the men and women in the United States Military, calling on the crowd to cheer them on various occasions. In closing, Evans sent a warning to all the women in the WWE that she has arrived.
WWE Raw: Full Results
Steel Cage Match: Bobby Lashley def. Omos, Skim It, **1/4
Veer Mahaan def. Mustafa Ali, Take a Pass, SQUASH
Riddle def. Jimmy Uso, Worth a Watch, ***
Finn Balor & AJ Styles (w/Liv Morgan) def. Los Lotharios (Angel & Humberto), Worth a Watch, ***1/4
Alexa Bliss def. Sonya Deville, Take a Pass, *1/2
Ezekiel def. Chad Gable, Skim It, **1/2
#1 Contender’s Match: Asuka def. Becky Lynch, Worth a Watch, ***1/4
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