Bobby Lashley now knows who he’ll face next for the United States Championship!
On the latest episode of Monday Night Raw, a series of triple threat matches determined who will be the next man to face Bobby Lashley for his United States Championship.
The first bout saw Mustafa Ali, AJ Styles, and The Miz face off in triple threat action. For a while it looked like Mustafa Ali may shock the world and defeat the longtime WWE veterans, and near the end of the match, he hit his signature 450 Splash onto The Miz. However, AJ Styles caught him immediately after the move and delivered a Styles Clash to Ali on top of The Miz, and then he was able to pin Ali to pick up the victory.
Chad Gable cut a promo before the second bout, which saw him take on Dolph Ziggler and Ciampa. At first, it appeared that Ciampa and Gable had formed an alliance against common foe Ziggler, but later on in the match it became clear that each man was out for himself. In the end, Ciampa emerged victorious when he pinned Chad Gable following a Fairytale Ending.
Later on that night, Ciampa and AJ Styles went one on one. In the end, The Miz sneakily interfered and nearly got AJ Styles counted out, holding his ankle while hidden behind the barricade. While Styles was able to escape and get back into the ring, the distraction allowed Ciampa to hit a Fairytale Ending and pin the former WWE Champion.
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As The Miz celebrated with his ally in the ring, it was announced that Ciampa will face Lashley next week on Raw for the United States Championship.
Elsewhere on Raw, Becky Lynch confirmed that she’d separated her shoulder at SummerSlam before she was brutally attacked backstage by Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SKY. Full results from the August 1st episode of Raw can be found here.