Raw's "season premiere" took place last night and featured a new set, a new show open, and the return of pyro.
It was also supposed to feature Seth Rollins defending the Universal Championship against Rey Mysterio, but that was changed after an angle where Brock Lesnar destroyed Mysterio and his son Dominick.
Rollins vs. Rusev instead ended up being the main event. Bobby Lashley and Lana both returned to WWE television, making out as Rusev had to watch on. The Fiend then attacked Rollins ahead of their match at Hell in a Cell.
Two other title matches took place last night, with AJ Styles defending his United States Championship against Cedric Alexander and Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode defending their Raw Tag Team titles against Heavy Machinery. WWE continued building to Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks at Hell in a Cell. Plus, it was announced that Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair will coach teams for a five-on-five tag match at Crown Jewel.
More coverage from last night --
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- Bobby Lashley, Lana return to WWE TV on Raw
- Hulk Hogan & Ric Flair to coach teams for WWE Crown Jewel match
- VIDEO: WWE reveals new set for Raw
- WWE Raw season premiere live results: Rollins vs. Mysterio
WWE Raw video highlights --
New WWE open
New Monday Night Raw open
Brock Lesnar destroys Rey Mysterio and Dominick
Sasha Banks vs. Alexa Bliss, Becky Lynch sends a message to Banks ahead of HIAC
Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode vs. Heavy Machinery for the Raw Tag Team titles
Hulk Hogan & Ric Flair will coach teams for a match at Crown Jewel
AOP have learned to become the violence
The Viking Raiders vs. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson
Ricochet vs. Cesaro
Pre-Hell in a Cell edition of Firefly Fun House
AJ Styles vs. Cedric Alexander for the United States title
Lacey Evans vs. Natalya
Brock Lesnar can't be blamed for his actions when he's in fight mode
Rollins vs. Rusev for the Universal title, Lashley & Lana return, The Fiend attacks Rollins
Raw fallout: Dominick gets stretchered out after Brock Lesnar's attack
Raw fallout: The Viking Raiders bring destruction and domination wherever they go
Raw fallout: Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode aren't worried about being cheered