WWE Raw: Seth Rollins defends Universal title against Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan’s visit to Raw under the wild card rule led to him facing Seth Rollins for his Universal championship.

Bryan technically had two shots at the gold, with his first effort coming to a quick conclusion when his tag-team partner – and fellow SmackDown tag champion – Rowan forced a disqualification finish with a Claw Slam onto the apron on Rollins.

That led to an almighty melee which saw competitors from both brands scrap it out in a fierce ringside brawl, with The New Day and The Usos offering support to Rollins and The Revival, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn doing likewise for the self-styled ‘planet’s champion’.

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With the dust showing no signs of settling, all of the interlopers were ejected to the locker room – including Rowan – and the match was restarted as a one-on-one contest.

After some superb action, Rollins eventually hit a Stomp to finish off Bryan only to find himself on the receiving end of a chair shot from his Stomping Grounds opponent Baron Corbin as he made his departure.

Ricochet wins US title shot

Ricochet will face Samoa Joe for his United States title at Stomping Grounds on Sunday night after winning a fatal five-way on Raw.

Braun Strowman was in dominant mood in the match, eliminating Cesaro after slamming Bobby Lashley onto him and then also despatching Lashley himself following a trademark powerslam.

The heels then teamed up to help Ricochet give Strowman a 630 splash and pin him before then used the same method to take out The Miz and secure his opportunity.

The former NXT star was even able to put an exclamation mark on his victory, wiping out the champion Samoa Joe with a dive to the outside after he had attempted a post-match attack.

Cross & Bliss fall short in title bid

The IIconics made a rare defence of the women’s tag-team titles, and against a pairing of pretty well-established superstars too, in Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross.

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