WWE Monday Night Raw: 8 PM EST
Mick Foley and Stephanie Mcmahon enter the arena and call the entire roster out of the locker room. They announce a new championship title belt for RAW called the WWE Universal Championship. An eight man tournament is being put together inÂ a format ofÂ two fatal four way matches with the winner of each competing against each other in the main event. The winner will face Seth Rollins for the new belt at Summerslam. The eight performers chosen to take part in the inauguration of the new title areÂ Sami Zayn, Sheamus, Chris Jericho, Cesaro, Roman Reigns Rusev Kevin Owens Finn Balor. In addition, a Women’s Title Match is scheduled between Charlotte and Sasha Banks.
Fatal Four Way Championship Qualifier: Cesaro vs. Rusev vs. Kevin Owens vs. Finn Balor
The bell sounds and Cesaro and Rusev find their way to fighting on the outside. Owens and Balor battle in the ring. Cesaro flips off the apron and collides with Rusev then stands atop the barricade and taunts. A commercial break interrupts the action…
The broadcast returns and all four men are back in the ring. Cesaro is thrown outside and Owens and Rusev cooperate to attack Balor. Then Balor is thrown outside. Cesaro tries to climb back in the ring but Owens and Rusev double suplex him from the apron, over the ropes and back inside.
Balor mounts a comeback but gets caught by Owens and slammed in trademark fashion. Owens attempts a pin but Rusev stops it and their alliance comes to an end as they start to fight.
Cesaro starts to heat up and eventually everyone is outside the ring and here comes Balor with a flip over the ropes and lands on top of them. All four men slowly straggle back to the ring. Another commercial break…
All four men contribute to a powerbomb/suplex hybrid move that sends everyone into repose. After superkicking Cesaro on the outside, Kevin Owens hits a frog splash and then a pop-up Powerbomb on Balor. Cesaro intervenes on the pin and mounts an offense against Owens until Rusev knocks Cesaro out of the ring. Rusev locks the Accolade submission onto Owens but Cesaro breaks it up and hits a standing suplex on Rusev.
Rusev and Cesaro exchange blows in the center of the ring until Cesaro grabs Rusev’s legs, does the Cesaro spin and transitions into a Sharpshooter but is stopped by Owens. Balor comes from behind on Owens with a flying drop kick.
Balor hits the Coup De Gras on Rusev and gets the 3 count.
Winner: Finn Balor
Women’s Singles Match: Nia Jacks vs. Britt Baker
Nia pins Baker for the win.