The build to Backlash continued on last night’s Raw, which featured some form of a crowd for the first time in nearly three months.
NXT/WWE Performance Center wrestlers were in the crowd serving as fans starting with last night’s episode. They stood apart from each other and had plexiglass in front of them on the barricades.
Asuka’s next challenger was determined by a triple threat number one contender’s match on last night’s show. Nia Jax defeated Natalya and Charlotte Flair and will challenge for Asuka’s Raw Women’s Championship at Backlash on Sunday, June 14.
The show closed with a brawl between WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and his Backlash challenger Bobby Lashley. In the main event, Lashley & MVP got disqualified in a tag team match against The Street Profits. McIntyre appeared on the VIP Lounge with MVP earlier in the show and laid out MVP with a Claymore when Lashley tried to come down to the ring.
A title change also took place last night, with Apollo Crews defeating Andrade to win the United States Championship. This is the first title Crews has won in WWE.
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Raw Women’s title match official for WWE Backlash
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NXT, PC talent acting as fans for WWE Raw & SmackDown
WWE Raw live results: Triple threat number one contender’s match
WWE Raw video highlights —
Asuka appears on the KO Show, Charlotte Flair, Natalya, and Nia Jax interrupt
Andrade vs. Apollo Crews for the United States Championship
Rey Mysterio needed to be sacrificed for Seth Rollins to move forward into the future
The IIconics lay out Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
Drew McIntyre appears on the VIP Lounge
Kevin Owens vs. Angel Garza
The Street Profits and Viking Raiders face off in a game of golf
Aleister Black & Humberto Carrillo vs. Murphy & Austin Theory
Edge has to prove himself to himself at Backlash
Triple threat number one contender’s match: Charlotte Flair vs. Natalya vs. Nia Jax
Rob Gronkowski responds to R-Truth
Liv Morgan is living her best life
The Street Profits vs. Bobby Lashley & MVP
Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley get into a wild brawl after the main event
Raw fallout: Apollo Crews dedicates his United States title win to his family
Raw fallout: Apollo Crews has his first photoshoot as United States Champion
Raw fallout: Nia Jax sends a warning to Asuka