WWE is promoting two major main events for tonight’s episode of Raw, including an Intercontinental Championship match that could headline any pay-per-view.
Seth Rollins vs. Dean Ambrose vs. Bobby Lashley:
After pinning Dean Ambrose in this past Monday night’s Six-Man Tag Team Match, an increasingly aggressive Seth Rollins earned an Intercontinental Championship that, per Triple H, would be a Falls Count Anywhere Match.
Taking full advantage of the lenient stipulation, The Architect battered the self-proclaimed “Moral Compass of WWE” all over the arena, even ambushing his foe before the match. After hitting Ambrose with a Stomp that would have won the bout, however, Bobby Lashley — who had brawled with The Kingslayer as Raw went on the air — hit the ring and mercilessly pummeled the would-be Intercontinental Champion. After Ambrose scored the pinfall, “The All Mighty One” continued the brutality by driving Rollins through a table.
This coming Monday on Raw, Rollins will once again have a chance to reclaim Team Red’s workhorse title, but he’ll need to battle both Ambrose and Lashley in a Triple Threat Match. Who will walk into the WWE Royal Rumble event as Intercontinental Champion?
Also, Sasha Banks tags with Ronda Rousey to battle the Samoan duo of Tamina Snuka and Nia Jax:
Embodying everything WWE’s fresh start under the McMahon family stands for, Sasha Banks seized opportunity this past Monday night, challenging Nia Jax for the right to challenge Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship at the WWE Royal Rumble event. With best friend Bayley neutralizing the threat of Tamina at ringside, The Boss handled her business with The Irresistible Force, making her foe tap out to the Bank Statement.
As their title bout looms, Banks and Rousey must join forces to face Jax and Tamina in tag team action on Raw. Can they coexist given what awaits on Jan. 27 in Phoenix?