WWE Raw Highlights: Payback aftermath

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Aired live tonight in the aftermath of the events of WWE Payback. Some of the burning questions were answered and new ones arose. Here are today’s WWE Raw highlights –

  1. Alexa Bliss cements her position

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things alexa bliss did: THAT https://t.co/cMWrKfIgKQ

Newly crowned Raw Women’s champion came out at the start of the show and announced herself the queen of the division. She went on to insult the other participants from the match. A tag-team contest was booked to start immediately.

In the subsequent match, Bliss teamed up with Emma, Nia Jax and Alicia Fox to take on the team of Bayley, Sasha Banks, Dana Brook and Bayley. Sasha Banks kept the momentum in her team’s favor for a few minutes. But Nia Jax stopped her run and tipped the scales.

In the end in boiled down to Bliss and former champion Bayley. Bliss poked Bayley in the eye and hit a devastating DDT for the win. The referee did not see the poke and awarded Bliss the victory.

  1. Miz is the new #1 contender to the Intercontinental Championship

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The #EaterOfWorlds @WWEBrayWyatt makes his presence felt, and @mikethemiz becomes #1Contender for the #ICTitle! #RAW https://t.co/sy9IleWn4a

Seth Rollins and Finn Balor threw their names in the hat to face Brock Lesnar and challenge for the Universal Championship. But Intercontinenal Champion Dean Ambrose came out and was soon followed by Miz. Ambrose called General Manager Kurt Angle, who made the No.1 Contender match official.

Miz, Rollins and Balor met in the main event of the evening. The three superstars maintained a feverish pitch throughout the entire contest and looked to secure the title shot against Dean Ambrose. Miz was forced to the outside early on as Balor and Rollins renewed their rivalry from last  year. The match went back-and-forth; Miz entered the fray once again and broke the pin on Rollins following a 1916 by Balor.

Ultimately, Balor and Rollins were taken out by Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe respectively, opening up the opportunity for the Miz. The Awesome One capitalized and covered Balor for the win.

  1. The Hardys will take the fight to Sheamus and Cesaro

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@MATTHARDYBRAND and @JEFFHARDYBRAND were ready for a BATTLE when they faced @WWESheamus @WWECesaro at #WWEPayback! https://t.co/iNUTngHM4g

Ever since the Hardys made their historic return to the WWE, Sheamus and Cesaro had their eyes on them. At Wrestlemania the Hardys won the Tag Championships. Tonight, Cesaro and Sheamus came out and mentioned the feeling of something stolen from them when that incident took place.

Cesaro said the fans boo because they live for nostalgia and that’s why their don’t appreciate the present and the future. The Hardys showed up and thanked them for their explanation. But when the Hardys challenged them to a fight, Cesaro and Sheamus retreated. They will surely meet down the line.

Also Read: The Best and Worst Moments of WWE Payback

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