With Saturday's memorable Clash at the Castle now in the rearview mirror, the focus moves to the fallout from the event on Monday's WWE Raw.
In one of the featured bouts, United States Champion Bobby Lashley will defend the title against The Miz in a steel cage match.
The two squared off last week with The Miz losing thanks to distraction by Dexter Lumis. Over the weekend on social media, The Miz called for the rematch and demanded it be in a cage so there could be no distractions.
As of now, that is the only match announced for the show but there is assumed to be follow-ups from Damage Control (Bayley, Dakota Kai & IYO SKY) defeating Raw Women's Champion Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss & Asuka at Clash at the Castle and Seth Rollins defeating Matt Riddle.
Additionally, Dominik Mysterio turned against his own father, Rey Mysterio, and Edge after their win over The Judgment Day on Saturday.
Dominik Joins Judgement Day/Edge and Rey Mysterio Segment
Dominik officially joined the Judgement Day at the start of Raw. This was a well-done angle. Everyone was good in their roles. Judgment Day were good heels, Edge was the babyface out for revenge, and Mysterio was the conflicted father/friend.
It might have made more sense for Dominik to cost Rey and Edge the match on Saturday since he was joining Judgement Day.
Edge made his way to the ring to start Raw. He got a good reaction with the fans breaking into an "Edge" chant. A video recapped Dominik Mystero turning on Edge and Rey Mysterio at Clash at the Castle.
Edge talked about his relationship with Dominik since he was a kid. He wondered if Dominik was mad because he speared him a few weeks ago. Edge feels that Judgement Day is his fault, so he returned to help Rey and Dominik.
Edge isn't looking at Dominik as Rey's son. He's looking at him as a WWE superstar and demanded Dominik come to the ring.
Rey came out instead. He pleaded with Edge not to hurt Dominik. Rey apologized on Dominik's behalf. The fans erupted in boos. Edge told Rey that Dominik's old enough to drink, so he could accept responseablity for his actions. Edge demanded Dominik come to the ring again.
Rhea Ripley came out instead. Ripley said Rey can't baby Dominik anymore and added she made Dominik a man. Dominik walked out wearing all black. Rey told Dominik to snap out of it, and it was not too late to apologize to Edge.
Ripley and Dominik started walking towards the ring. Rey said he couldn't be a part of this and jumped out of the ring. He walked up to Dominik and told him not to do this. Dominik ignored his father, so Rey walked off. The fans broke into a loud "Eddie's son" chant.
Dominik and Ripley walked towards the ring, distracting Edge. Finn Balor and Damien Priest jumped Edge from behind and beat him down. Rey came back to help, but Dominik pushed him. Ripley tossed him into the ring steps.
Back in the ring, Balor and Priest targeted Edge's leg. Dominik headed a chair to Balor and placed it on Edge's leg. Balor then hit the coup de grace on Edge's knee.
Judgement Day walked off as Rey checked on Edge. After the break, they announced Edge went to a local hospital.
The Miz and Ciampa arrived at the arena earlier today. Sara Schreiber tried to ask about last week and Dexter Lumis. Miz didn't want to talk about it. Instead, he's focusing on his match with Bobby Lashley in the steel cage.
The Miz and Ciampa noticed something off-screen. The camera panned over to reveal a car flipped upside down and on fire. The Miz and Ciampa walked off.
Corey Graves tried to bring attention to the flipped-over car, but Jimmy Smith and Byron Saxton ignored him.
Fatal Four-Way Number One Contender's Match: New Day vs. Alpha Academy vs. Los Lothorios vs. Street Profits ended when Braun Strowman returned (14:00)
The big news was the return of Braun Strowman. Strowman's return was well done and got a great reaction from the fans. They worked the match at a fast pace with lots of innovative moves and sequences. It was a disappointing finish to an awesome match up to that point.
Strowman destroyed the four top-tag teams on his own, making them look pretty bad. The match just kind of finished without a winner. It was supposed to be a number one contender's match.
Woods and Angel started off with hot back-and-forth action. Garza then tagged in Kingston to face his own partner Woods. They shook hands and teased locking up. Instead, Woods let Kingston pin him, but everyone else broke it up. This spot never makes sense.
A brawl broke out, and New Day cleared the ring. They hit double dives to the floor, wiping out everyone.
Back from the break, Humberto hit a back suplex on Montez Ford for a near fall. Ford fought back, and Dawkins got the hot tag. The pace picked up. He ran wild and launched Kingston over the top rope in a crazy spot. Kingston landed on the pile at ringside.
Dawkins hit a huge dive wiping out everyone. In another fantastic sequence, Ford and Garza gave Woods a double superplex. Humberto then went for a moonsault, but Woods got his feet up. Humberto bounced off Woods's feet into a German suplex from Chad Gable.
Otis then hit a splash on Woods off the second turnbuckle, but Kingston broke up the pin attempt.
Back from the break, Ford slammed Otis and climbed to the top rope. Ford didn't see Gable make a blind tag. Los Lotharios cut Ford off. Kingston, Woods, and Dawkins went after Los Lostharos.
Los Lotharios hit double moonsaults. Ford then hit a frog splash on Otis, but Gable's the legal man. Gable got the ankle lock on Ford.
Suddenly, Braun Strowman's music hit to a huge pop. The referee jumped out of the ring but didn't signal for the bell. Strowman destroyed all eight guys in the match. He even beat down security.
Strowman gave them all a vicious beat down, and power slammed Dawkins onto the commentary desk.
Back from the break, they recapped Strowman's return.
WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah defeated Doudrop & Nikki A.S.H. (3:42)
They kept this match short, which was smart. I'm not a huge fan of these short matches that don't get a chance to build. It dragged at first but picked up once Rodriquez got in there. She looked good making the comeback and hit an impressive Texana bomb on Doudrop.
Damage Control watched the match backstage.
The heels isolated Aliyah and cut her off from her corner. Rodriguez got the hot tag and tossed Nikki around. Rodriguez caught Nikki with a fallaway slam.
Rodriguez tried to lift Doudrop, but she broke free. Doudrop hit a senton for a near fall. Doudrop went up for a Vader bomb, but Aliyah jumped Nikki at ringside. Doudrop was distracted, which allowed Rodriguez to hit the Texana Bomb for the win.
Rey Mysterio discussed Dominik's turn backstage. He needs to talk to his son and is furious about Judgement Day jumping Edge. He called Edge his family. He then challenged either Finn Balor or Damien Priest to a match tonight.
After the break, the commentators discussed Walter vs. Sheamus from Clash at the Castle. They showed the fans giving Sheamus a standing ovation after the match.
Kevin Owens and Austin Theory Segment
Kevin Owens and Austin Theory had a fun segment. Theory seemed to struggle at first, but Owens was great. He was funny and planted seeds for a feud with Roman Reigns. Plus, Owens was great pumping the fans up.
Austin Theory came to the ring and discussed trying to cash in at Clash at the Castle. For some reason, he appeared to call it Crown Jewel as a joke. He kept selling his jaw after Tyson Fury knocked him out when trying to cash in.
Theory noted that when he gets knocked down, he gets back up. Theory is happy that Roman Reigns is still the champion. He mocked Drew McIntyre for losing in front of his friends and family.
Theory kept messing up his lines but did a decent job saving it. He promised to cash in on Reigns. Kevin Owens interrupted and made fun of Theory for getting knocked out. Owens started a "You got KO'd" chant. Owens realized he can call Theory Austin again.
Owens told him that Fury did Theory a favor. If Theory cashed in, either Reigns or McIntyre would beat him. Theory made fun of Owens for not holding a title in years or winning the briefcase. The fans tried chanting "What" at Theory, but he made fun of them.
Theory promised to give Owens the first title shot after he wins the title. Owens noted McIntyre couldn't beat him two weeks ago. He added that 18 months ago, he had Reigns beat if it wasn't for Jey Uso and Paul Heyman.
Owens noted Theory only won MITB because he wasn't in the ladder match. Theory called himself the hand-picked future of the WWE. Owens countered that Theory's not the hand-picked future anymore.
Owens asked Theory if he knew what was next. He said a referee was going to slide into the ring. Just then, a referee showed up. Owens joked he could have run faster. Owens then challenged Theory to a match.
Kevin Owens defeated Austin Theory (16:54)
Owens and Theory had a strong match with a hot crowd. They got a lot of time to tell a story around Theory's injured jaw. They worked hard at a fast pace and got a pop for the finish.
Theory jumped out of the ring at the bell. Owens went after him and beat him around ringside. Theory had the brief advantage back in the ring, but Owens regained control. He hit a cannonball in the corner and followed up with a frog splash off the apron.
Back from the break, Theory was firmly in control with a chin lock. During the match, they recapped Tyson Fury knocking out Theory in Cardiff on a second screen.
Owens powered his way out and rocked Theory with shots to the jaw. He followed up with two stiff clotheslines. Owens went for a Swanton bomb off the apron, but Theory got his knees up.
Back from the break, Owens knocked Theory off the ropes and hit a Swanton bomb for a close near fall. Owens fought back with a superkick. Theory avoided a pop-up powerbomb and sent Owens into the post. Theory recovered and went for A Town Down.
They brawled around ringside. Theory sent Owens back first into the ring steps in a sick-looking spot. Theory went for a superplex, but Owens countered into the fisherman buster. He then hit the pop-up powerbomb and stunner for the win.
The Miz and Tommaso Ciampa were backstage getting ready. Ciampa has a first name again. Sara Schreiber tried interviewing Miz, but she scared him instead.
Miz promised to win the U.S. title tonight and said there would be no distractions or people lurking in the shadows. Somehow, the cage prevents that from happening. They kept referring to Dexter Lumis as "he that shall not be named."
A video package recapped Clash at the Castle.
Damage Control was walking backstage towards the ring.
Back fro the break, the Kansas City Cheifs were shown at ringside. They aired a video about Captain Patrick Payne.
Damage Control Segment
Bayley was awesome bragging about pinning Belair in Cardiff. They announced Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah vs. IYO SKY and Dakato Kai for next week.
Damage Control made their way to the ring. Bayley bragged about winning at Clash at the Castle. IYO SKY noted that next week they get a tag team title shot. Dakota Kai pointed out that she wasn't the legal person in the match when Aliyah pinned her. She told Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah to enjoy their last week as champions.
Bayley kept bragging about pinning Bianca Belair. Belair heard enough and made her way to the ring. Belair challenged Bayley to match right now. Bayley told Belar to shoosh. She added that it's Labor Day, so she's not working. The fans booed loudly.
Belair noted that Bayley's got her minions, but she's got the Raw Women's Championship. Belair added that as long as she has the title, then Bayley's not in control.
Damage Control jumped out of the ring. Bayley said she didn't need to prove anything. She noted they need to focus on SKY and Kai winning the tag team titles. Bayley said that when she's ready, she will win the title one way or another. She pushed Sky and Kai forward.
They showed highlights of Drew McIntyre entering the ring for his match with Roman Reigns last Saturday. He got a massive pop.
Sara Schreiber interviewed Johnny Gargano backstage. He discussed Austin Theory's comments about him. Gargano's excited to show everyone what he can do. Gargano's got some goals he wants to achieve.
Theory showed up and got in Gargano's face. He called him Johhny Talking and mocked him some more. Gargano added that he makes his in-ring return next week.
As Rey Mysterio made his way to the ring, they recapped Judgment Day attacking Edge earlier. Graves noted they're still waiting to hear about Edge's conditions, who went to a local hospital.
Damien Priest defeated Rey Mysterio (13:30)
Priest and Mysterio worked hard and told a good story. The story was all about Mysterio's head not being in the match because of what Dominik had done earlier and Edge's injury. Just when Mysterio started gaining momentum, Dominik and Judgement Day came to ringside, which distracted Mysterio even more.
Mysterio attacked Preist at the bell. Preist tried going for South of Heaven, but Mysterio slipped out the back. Priest then rocked Mysterio with a big boot to the face.
Priest took over and whipped Mysterio into the corner. He missed a tackle and hit the ring post. Mysterio took advantage and hit a series of kicks. He followed up with a springboard crossbody but went for punches instead of going for the pin.
Mysterio fought back and sent Priest to the floor. He followed up with a sliding dropkick. Finn Balor, Rhea Ripley, and Dominik Mysterio made their way to ringside.
Mysterio was distracted but dove off the apron anyway. The distraction allowed Priest to catch Mysterio with a forearm.
Back from the break, Priest was firmly in control with a chin lock. Mysterio broke free and kicked Priest in the head. He sent Priest to the floor and hit a huge dive to ringside.
Mysterio hit a senton into the ring and followed up with a lionsault for a two-count. Mysterio looked over at Dominik and trapped Priest in the ropes. Priest dropped Mysterio on the corner. Priest went for a slam, but Mysterio countered with a DDT. Mysterio then hit a hurricanrana off the top rope for a very close near fall.
Priest avoided a 619 and took off Mysterio's head with a kick. He went for the Razor's edge, but Mysterio reversed. He went for the 619, but Dominik jumped on the apron.
Mysterio stopped in his tracks and looked at his son. Ripley caused a distraction, allowing Priest to hit a clothesline. He followed up with South of Heaven for the win.
Ripley noted there's only one more person to take care of. She then announced Dominik vs. Edge for next week.
Sara Schreiber interviewed U.S. Champion Bobby Lashley. Lashley noted that the only reason Miz wants a cage match is to be safe from Dexter Lumis. Lashley added Miz should only be worried about him.
They recapped Braun Strowman's return earlier tonight when he destroyed eight superstars. Braun Strowman was walking backstage and vowed to give answers eventually. He promised to show up to Friday's SmackDown.
A video package recapped Seth Rollins vs. Matt Riddle from Clash at the Castle. They showed footage from after the show. Sara Schreiber interviewed Riddle. He took responseability for his loss and challenged Rollins to another match.
Later that night, Schreiber interviewed Rollins. He turned down Riddle's challenge because he's moving on to bigger and better things.
Steel Cage match: United Champion Bobby Lashley defeated The Miz (w/Tommaso Ciampa) to retain the title (13:55)
Lashley and Miz had a typical WWE cage match built around trying to escape. It wasn't a bad match but wasn't spectacular or anything special.
Like most WWE cage matches, it defied the logic of a cage match. Ciampa interfered freely throughout the match, and of course, Dexter Lumis distracted Miz for the finish. The finish wasn't a surprise since it was built to Lumis's appearance.
They did the special ring introductions. Miz took advantage and jumped Lashley before the bell. Miz and Ciampa dragged Lashley out of the ring and beat him down. Ciampa trapped Lashley's arm in the cage, and Miz hit it with the steel steps.
Back from the break, the match was joined in progress. Miz scored a near fall and tried to escape. Lashley pulled him back in and tried to climb ou but his arm gave out. Miz recovered and hit the It kicks for a near fall.
They showed footage from the break of Ciampa attacking Lashley's injured arm with a chair. Back in the ring, Miz tried to escape, but Lashley pulled him back in again. Lashley fired up and hit a belly-to-belly suplex. He tossed Miz into the cage and scored a two-count.
Lashley set up for the spear, but Miz tried to escape out the door. Ciampa tried to pull him out since it was no disqualification. Lashley pulled Miz back in and tried to escape. Ciampa grabbed a chair and hit the cage. Lashley jumped down, and Miz hit a running knee for a near fall.
Back from the break, Miz had Lashley in a cross face. Lashley stood up and threw Miz into the cage. He went for a spear, but Miz avoided it. He tried to escape, but Lashley cut him off. Ciampa tried to help, but it didn't work.
Lashley gave Miz a superplex. He missed a spear and hit the cage. Miz followed with the skull-crushing finale for a close near fall. Miz tried crawling out the door, but Lashley grabbed his legs. Lashley tried walking out the door, but Ciampa interfered. He tried to slam the cage in Lashley's face. Instead, Lashley blocked the door and hit Ciampa.
The distraction allowed Miz to attack Lashley from behind. He hit Lashley with the cage door several times. Lashley appeared knocked out but was blocking the door. Miz then climbed over the cage and was about to escape.
Suddenly, Dexter Lumis appeared on the floor at ringside. He was looking up at Miz with a cold stare. Miz freaked out and got back in the cage. Lashley took advantage of the distraction and speared Miz for the win.
After the match, Lumis climbed into the cage. Miz tried leaving out the door, but Lashley shut it. Lumis then choked out Miz and petted his head to end Raw.
Next Week: Edge goes one-on-one with Dominik Mysterio. Johnny Gargano makes his in-ring return. Plus, WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah defend against IYO SKY & Dakota Kai.