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United States Championship match set for WWE Raw season premiere


A United States Championship match has been added to next week’s season premiere of Raw.

Bobby Lashley will defend his championship against Seth Rollins on next week’s show. In addition, another match added to next week’s season premiere will have Johnny Gargano face Austin Theory in a singles match. This is in addition to appearances from D-Generation X and Roman Reigns & The Bloodline.

Monday’s Raw saw Rollins attack Lashley after Lashley had defeated Mustafa Ali. Rollins gave Lashley the curb stomp on top of the title, then laid out Ali, who was recovering on the outside, with a curb stomp as well. Later backstage, Lashley promised to take out Rollins.

Theory was on commentary during Monday’s show as Gargano and Otis had a match. During the match, Gargano turned his attention to Theory and attacked him. Theory retaliated by attacking Gargano with the Money in the Bank briefcase, allowing Otis to get the win. Theory backstage later told Alpha Academy he had a match with Gargano next week and would be taking him down.

Here is the lineup for next week’s show at the Barclays Center in New York City:

  • United States Championship: Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins
  • Johnny Gargano vs. Austin Theory
  • D-Generation X (Shawn Micheals, Triple H, Road Dogg, X-Pac) to appear
  • Roman Reigns and The Bloodline to appear