Kayla Braxton is backstage with Drew McIntyre now. She asks about tonight’s main event between Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley, but he doesn’t care who wins as long as they beat the hell out of each other. Regarding MACE and T-BAR, he has more questions than answers. Why do they keep attacking him, why did they lose the stupid masks and keep the stupid names, who are they working for, and more. Drew goes on and says whatever is meant to happen will happen with them, but he’s more focused on winning the WWE Title back at WrestleMania Backlash. Strowman walks up and has words with McIntyre. Strowman declares he’s walking out of Backlash with the title. Drew says maybe not, but for now Strowman just needs to leave. They stare each other down and Braun backs off.
Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman
We go back to the ring for tonight’s non-title main event as WWE Champion Bobby Lashley makes his way out with MVP. Lashley poses in the corner as pyro goes off and fans boo him. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Braun Strowman as Lashley waits in the ring. They lock up and tangle into the corner as the referee backs Lashley off. Lashley with a thrust to the gut. Strowman smashes Lashley back into the corner and delivers back elbows but Lashley fights out. Lashley delivers a big shoulder but it doesn’t move Strowman. Strowman stares at him and charges but Lashley ducks, then drops him with a swinging neckbreaker for a barely 1 count.
Lashley charges but Strowman puts him down with one hand. Strowman goes for the running powerslam but Lashley counters. Strowman sends Lashley over the top rope to the floor. Lashley walks around and takes his time, regrouping with MVP now. Lashley gets back on the apron but Strowman knocks him off. Strowman brings it back in and hits a big running splash in the corner. He goes for another but Lashley gets boots up. Lashley runs over Strowman with a clothesline for a quick 1 count. Lashley goes for an arm submission now but Strowman works to get back to his feet. Strowman avoids a Hurt Lock attempt it appears.
Strowman goes to club Lashley to the mat but the music interrupts and out comes Drew McIntyre. Strowman drops Lashley and exits the ring to face off with Drew at ringside. Lashley attacks from behind and drops Strowman at ringside. Lashley approaches Drew and offers his fist for a bump of respect but Drew just stares at him. Strowman is still down against the barrier as Lashley and Drew stare at each other. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Strowman fights with Lashley as Drew joins the announcers for commentary. Lashley drops Strowman for a close 2 count. Lashley puts boots to Braun in the corner now as the referee warns him. Lashley clubs Strowman with forearms on the ropes now as MVP barks orders from ringside.
Lashley sends Strowman head-first into the ring post and he hits hard. Lashley continues to dominate Strowman now. Lashley manhandles Strowman to the mat, working on his face now. MVP and Drew have some words at ringside. Lashley with a running shoulder on Braun in the corner now. The referee warns Lashley again as he continues to pound on Braun in the corner. Lashley backs up and charges, delivering another huge right hand to the face to put Braun back down and daze him.
Lashley mounts Strowman in the corner with strikes now. Lashley poses over Braun but Braun comes out of the corner with the champ on his shoulders. Strowman slams Lashley to the mat from up high. Fans pop for the bump but Lashley kicks out at 2. Strowman with a running splash in the corner. Strowman tosses Lashley across the ring now. Strowman drops Lashley with ease. Lashley avoids the running powerslam and goes for The Hurt Lock in the middle of the ring. Strowman fights him off with a back elbow. Strowman delivers a sidewalk slam instead.
Lashley rolls to the floor to regroup with MVP. Braun runs around the ring but Lashley side-steps and shoves Braun into McIntyre and the announcers. Drew and Braun get into it now. They argue and get a bit physical. Braun returns to the ring but Drew argues with him from the apron. Lashley charges with a Spear, nailing it right as Braun turns around. Lashley covers for the pin to win.
Winner: Bobby Lashley
After the bell, Drew enters and immediately levels Lashley with a big Claymore Kick. Drew waits in the corner again and delivers a second Claymore to Strowman as he gets up. Drew stands tall as his music hits. Graves reveals that Adam Pearce has just made Lashley vs. McIntyre in a non-title match for next week’s WrestleMania Backlash go-home edition of RAW. RAW goes off the air with McIntyre standing tall.
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