Ciampa will be the next challenger for Bobby Lashley on next week’s Raw.
Raw on Monday had Ciampa earn a shot at Lashley’s title after winning a three-way that involved Dolph Ziggler and Chad Gable. He then faced Styles, who also won a three-way match, where the winner would get the US title shot. The finish had Miz, who was on the outside with Styles, attempt to hold Styles’ foot. Styles escaped and made it back into the ring to avoid a count-out, but ended up being pinned by Ciampa after he hit the fairytale ending.
Later in the evening, Lashley was interviewed about the match and welcomed the challenge, despite knowing that Miz would likely be involved.
At SummerSlam this past Saturday, Lashley defeated Theory to retain the United States title. Also at SummerSlam, The Miz lost to Logan Paul despite interference from Ciampa, who was eventually forced to the back by AJ Styles.