Tonight’s WWE RAW kicks off with new WWE United States Champion Roman Reigns making his way out. Rusev and Lana wait in the ring.
WWE United States Title Match: Rusev vs. Roman Reigns
We get the bell and they go at it to start. Rusev takes Reigns down early on and keeps him grounded.
Back from a break and Rusev is still in control. Reigns powers out of a hold with big right hands but Rusev nails a nice dropkick to the mouth. Rusev stands tall as Lana laughs at ringside.
Rusev keeps control with big suplexes and two more pin attempts. Reigns finally makes a comeback and goes for the Superman punch but Rusev catches him and they both tumble over the top rope. Reigns lands on the back of Rusev’s head and both are down as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Rusev covers for a 2 count. Rusev focuses on the back and they end up on the top. Reigns fights off a superplex and knocks Rusev to the mat. Reigns with a clothesline from the top. Reigns ends up catching Rusev in a Samoan Drop for a 2 count. More back and forth. Rusev misses a kick and eats a right hand. More shots from Reigns. Rusev with a spin kick for 2.
Rusev drops a pair of headbutts to the chest for another 2 count. Rusev goes back up top but Reigns knocks him to the floor with a right hand. Reigns follows and sends him into the barrier. Reigns brings it back in but Rusev nails a kick to the head. Reigns kicks out at 2. Rusev charges with the superkick but misses. Reigns misses a Superman punch. More back and forth now. Reigns runs into a superkick for another close pin attempt. Reigns ends up nailing a Superman punch but Rusev kicks out at 2. Lana tries to distract on the apron but it backfires and Reigns sends Rusev to the floor. Reigns nails a Drive By and works Rusev around the ring, sending him into the steps. Reigns knocks Rusev over the barrier into the crowd. Reigns fights Rusev through the crowd for the double count out.
Double Count Out
– After the bell, the two fight back to ringside and Rusev takes control. Reigns goes for a big Superman punch off the steps but Rusev nails a steel chair shot to the gut. Rusev with another chair shot to the back. He slides Reigns and the chair in the ring. Rusev goes in and waits with the chair. Reigns nails a spear and grabs the chair. Reigns takes a seat in the chair with his title as some fans boo. Reigns’ music hits as he looks down at Rusev and we go to replays.
Reigns music stops and he walks over to smack Rusev in the back with the chair. Rusev retreats to the floor with Lana as Reigns stands tall with the title again.