John Cena challenged Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
Shortly after his shocking return at WWE Money in the Bank, John Cena opened Monday Night Raw before the WWE Universe and explained his motivation for finally returning home to WWE. Cena has made his intentions clear: He wants to be in line to challenge Roman Reigns for the Universal Championship at SummerSlam.
After an accusatory speech at The Head of the Table, Cena explained that he would be on SmackDown to face the champion once again this Friday.
Viking Riddle & Raiders, def. AJ Styles, Omos and John Morrison
Still awaiting the return of his brother Randy Orton, Riddle teamed with The Viking Raiders to take on Raw Tag Team Champions AJ Styles & Omos and Wet Wanted John Morrison. It wasn’t long before Johnny’s dripstick came into play, as Riddle slyly pretended as Miz threw Omos in the ring, giving Riddle, Eric and Ivar a chance to pick up the victory with the Viking Experience. What did
Jackson Ryker def. Elias in a Symphony of Destruction match
Jackson Ryker eventually took on Elias to settle the score in a brutal Symphony of Destruction match. After Riker interrupted Elias’ first message to the live WWE Universe in a long time, he continued to attack the match with Falls Count Anywhere rules.
The two threw everything from keyboards and drum kits to gongs and pianos at each other, and Riker hit Elias with a huge superplex through two tables to pick up the victory.
Natalya and Tamina def. Nia Jax and Shayna Basler
Nia Jax and Shayna Basler were eager to get back to their winning ways in a Championship Challengers match against WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina. With Reginald in his corner, Jax and Basler duked it out for the championship until Reginald was briefly distracted and Tamanna caught Basler with a quick superkick to win.
After the fight, Jax and Basler leave Reginald, but Akira Tozawa’s sudden escape…