The WWE Title rivals fought on Raw (Photo: WWE)
Drew McIntyre introduced WWE Champion Big E at the end of a pivotal episode of Raw.
On Monday night, the King of the Ring and Queen’s Crown tournaments were on opposite ends of the spectrum, but the main event provided some real excitement ahead of Crown Jewel next week.
The night began with McIntyre leaving for the ring, only to be interrupted by a furious Big E.
Champion — who certainly has a sense of words — admitted that he understood why Drew wanted the title back, referring to the elixir dripping from his body.
The Scottish Warriors fought back and vowed to oust New Day Man, but the Usos cut him off and they gave way to a successful main event.
Jimmy and Jay made sure to attack their opponents to close the section, and the stage was set.
The idea of not being with tag partners is something that WWE loves to revisit — in fact, we’ve seen other examples of it on the same show — but it worked well here.
The game itself was fantastic, and things turned out exactly the way McIntyre tried to kick Big E out of the ring as he tried to win him over.
They get into a ringside brawl and Drew is busted at the announcement table, and the WWE Champion is counted out before Jimmy and Jay do a stereo dive on it.
Crown Jewel opponents returned, but it was time for another turning point as McIntyre slammed Claymore on his opponent and Raw went off the air.
Bobby Lashley threatens Goldberg, Xavier Woods advances to King of the Ring and Becky Lynch stands up to her rivals
In the first game of the night, Xavier Woods reached the semi-finals of the King of the Ring in a spectacular match against Ricochet.
It was played on the strength of both men, and the winning New Day star ensures that his dream of winning the crown is still alive.
Hurt Business’s Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander made a quick act on Mustafa Ali and Mansoor, Ali was won over by Cedric’s Michinoku driver as Benjamin held Mansoor back.
Ali and Mansoor will face each other at Crown Jewel (Photo: WWE)
Ali knocked his partner to the mat and came out after the bell, and later on the show, before attacking him from behind, setting up a game in Saudi Arabia the following week.
Elsewhere, the Queen’s Crown tournament continued as Shayna Baszler destroyed Dana Brooke in the kind of match the Queen of Spades should be right now.
However, other tournament matches later in the show – in which Dawdrop defeated Natalya in a good fight – were also much shorter, meaning that all four matches in the first round were less than nine minutes long.
Baszler looks to be the favorite to win but matches need more time (Photo: WWE)
It needs to improve with the semifinals, but it seems to have missed an opportunity for WWE to make the inaugural tournament mean something else.
Regardless, we also saw Riddle – without Randy Orton’s help – challenge the Omos to a match, and he faced off without the Vipers.
Vishal destroyed the Original Bro in an easy win, Styles added to the story by demanding a slow replay before Orton came in and hit him with an RKO after the bell.
Bobby Lashley had strong words for Goldberg, dethroned the WCW legend and vowed to end his career when they met in a No Holds Bard match on October 21.
The All Mighty had strong words for Goldberg (Photo: WWE)
The Austin Theory defeated Jeff Hardy in a fun but brief 24/7 bullshit match, but the former NXT star scored a major victory in his in-ring debut on Raw.
In the first round final match of King of the Ring, Jinder Mahal – thanks to a distraction as Veer and Shanky fought with Woods at ringside – defeated Kofi Kingston, meaning fans won’t get a brand new semifinal next week .
In the end, the proposed tag team match between Sasha Banks and Bianca Bellair versus Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair immediately descended into chaos as Legit Boss and WWE EST could not agree on who would start.
The man attacked her, but she was eventually pushed against the Queen on the apron, leading to a fierce brawl between the four Superstars.
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Eventually, Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville ordered him to step into the ring and start the match, but it didn’t do much until after the break.
They eventually started the match, but in the end, everything turned south again when Flair slapped Becky to score herself and prevent her from winning, before Bianca attacked Sasha. And the referee called out.
Ultimately, Lynch was the last woman standing after another scuffle.
* WWE Raw airs Monday nights at 1pm on BT Sport 1.
WWE Raw results and scores
king of rings: Xavier Woods pinned Ricochet (a) Hurt Business beat Mustafa Ali & Mansoor (C)
queen taj: Shayna Baszler Destroyed Dana Brooke (C+) Omos beat Riddle (CThe Austin Theory pinned Jeff Hardy (C+)
king of rings: Jinder Mahal bat Kofi Kingston (NS) Sasha Banks & Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair Were Chaos (B+)
queen taj: dewdrop bat Natalya (C+) The Usos scored and beat Big E and Drew McIntyre (a-)
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