9 Takeaways From WWE RAW (9/17)

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The September 17th episode of WWE RAW aired live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. It was the first episode of RAW following WWE Hell in a Cell 2018. Here are 9 takeaways from this week’s show:

9Reigns Will Defend The Universal Championship Against Lesnar & Strowman At WWE Crown Jewel

Universal Champion Roman Reigns came down to the ring to start off this week’s episode of WWE RAW. Last night at Hell in a Cell, Brock Lesnar interfered in the title match between Reigns and Strowman.

Roman said that last night didn’t go as planned, but the fact is that he is still Universal Champion. Reigns challenged Lesnar to come down to the ring right now for his rematch. Braun Strowman marched to the ring and claimed that Lesnar was the only reason Reigns was still Universal Champion. Strowman added that he is going after Lesnar and then when he is finished with him, he is coming after Reigns.

RAW GM Baron Corbin interrupted and said that he has been on the phone with Stephanie McMahon trying to find a solution to the problem. Corbin announced that Reigns will defend his title on November 2nd at WWE Crown Jewel against Lesnar and Strowman. Braun told Corbin that he thought that sucked and proceeded to say everyone in the arena sucks before exiting the ring.

Paul Heyman came down to the entrance ramp with the Hell in a Cell door that Lesnar kicked in last night at the PPV. Heyman boasted about how much money WWE made with Lesnar as Universal Champion and accused Reigns and Strowman of conspiring to steal the Universal Champion. Heyman added that Lesnar will go to Saudi Arabia and recapture the Universal Championship and once again be the “Crown Jewel” of WWE.

Strowman chased Heyman backstage as Corbin ripped the microphone from Roman Reigns. Corbin told Reigns that he will be defending the Universal Championship against him tonight on RAW.