7 Takeaways From WWE RAW (10/8)

The October 8th, 2018 episode of WWE RAW aired live from the Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL. In addition to the takeaways below, Kurt Angle qualified for the WWE World Cup at Crown Jewel by eliminating Baron Corbin in a Battle Royal.

Here are 7 takeaways from this week’s show:

6Bobby Lashley Turned Heel

Bobby Lashley faced Kevin Owens tonight on RAW. Lashley shoved Owens to the canvas to start off the match. Owens rolled out of the ring to try to regroup as Lio Rush hopped on the microphone and taunted Owens.

Owens got back inside the ring and Bobby greeted him with a shoulder tackle. Lio Rush continued to hype up Lashley on the microphone throughout the match. Owens then threw Lashley out of the ring and once again got distracted by Lio Rush. Lashley capitalized and hit Owens with a Clothesline before rolling him back into the ring.

Owens launched Lashley out of the ring and Owens hit him with an awesome Cannonball. Lashley and Owens then traded shots outside the ring. Lashley charged at Owens but Kevin got out of the way and Lashley crashed into the barricade as RAW went to a commercial break.

When RAW returned, Owens hit Lashley with an elbow to the face as Lio Rush continued to talk trash on the microphone. Owens got pissed off and chased Rush around the ring. Lashley once again capitalized on the distraction and slammed Owens into the steel steps. Back in the ring, Lashley planted Owens with a massive Spinebuster and then posed in the ring. Lashley followed it up with a Suplex for a near fall. Bobby applied a Full Nelson as Lio shouted “make him suffer!” into the microphone.

Owens broke free and connected with a Stunner for a two count. Owens made his way up the turnbuckle and Lio Rush once again was able to distract Owens. Kevin Owens trapped his knee on the top rope and Lashley stomped on it. Lashley then slammed Owens face first to the canvas for the pinfall victory.

After the match, Lashley attacked Owens’ knee and wrapped it around the steel post several times as the crowd booed.