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Cedric Alexander challenging for US title on WWE Raw season premiere


Cedric Alexander is getting a second shot at the United States Championship.

WWE has announced that United States Champion AJ Styles will defend his title against Alexander on Raw's season premiere next Monday (September 30). The episode is taking place at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

After Alexander pinned him in a 10-man tag match to get the title shot, Styles retained against Alexander on the Clash of Champions pre-show earlier this month. The next night, Styles, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson defeated Alexander & The Viking Raiders. Styles countered a top rope hurricanrana into a Styles Clash and pinned Alexander in that match.

The Viking Raiders defeated Gallows & Anderson on Raw this week. Styles was ejected from ringside after causing a distraction. Alexander then attacked Styles on the stage and followed him to the back when Styles tried to run away.

There will also be a Universal Championship match on Raw's season premiere, with Rey Mysterio set to challenge for Seth Rollins' title. Here's the updated lineup for the episode:

  • Universal Champion Seth Rollins defending against Rey Mysterio
  • United States Champion AJ Styles defending against Cedric Alexander
  • Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss
  • Miz TV with Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair
  • An appearance by Brock Lesnar