The main event of last night’s Raw saw something of an upset when Lana emerged victorious from an inter-brand battle royal to become the new number one contender to Asuka’s Raw Women’s Title.
Lana’s night did not get off to the best of starts when she and Natalya lost a tag match to Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke in short order, with Lana taking the pin following a Brooke assisted senton.
Following the bout, a frustrated Natalya asked Lana is she was really that stupid, declared that she was done with her and broke up their short-lived team.
Both women returned for the final match of the night, a inter-brand battle royal with a shot at Asuka’s Raw Women’s Title on the line.
During the bout, for the fourth week running, Lana was put through the ringside announce table by Nia Jax, taking her out of commission for much of the contest.
After Natalya had eliminated Lacey Evans (following an angry exchange between the two where Natalya apparently lost a tooth), Lana sneaked back into the ring and threw her now-former tag partner out of the match to snare the title shot.
Lana will receive her crack at the gold on next week’s “season premiere” episode of Raw, which also features Keith Lee vs. Braun Strowman and an Elias concert.