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United States title open challenge to kick off WWE Raw

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Damian Priest's first United States Championship defense will take place on tonight's episode of Raw.

WWE has announced that Priest will kick off tonight's Raw by issuing a United States Championship open challenge. Priest won the US title by defeating Sheamus at SummerSlam.

On last week's post-SummerSlam edition of Raw, Priest confronted WWE Champion Bobby Lashley during the opening segment of the show. A non-title match between Lashley and Priest then took place, but it ended in a disqualification when Sheamus attacked Priest. Drew McIntyre then made the save for Priest.

After McIntyre made the save for him, Priest & McIntyre defeated Sheamus & Lashley in a tag team match on Raw last week. Lashley walked out on Sheamus during the match.

Tonight's Raw is being held at the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City. Lashley will face Sheamus in a non-title match on the episode.

Doudrop vs. Eva Marie is also set for tonight's Raw. John Morrison vs. The Miz was announced for the episode but isn't currently listed on WWE.com's show preview.