WWE RAW will emanate from the Staples Center in Los Angeles this week. Recently announced for the show is a fatal 5-way match with the winner earning a shot at current US champion, Samoa Joe.
Ricochet, Braun Strowman, Cesaro, and Bobby Lashley all appeared during a MizTV segment last week, with each Superstar claiming they deserve a shot at Joe’s title. The Miz himself has also been added to the match to determine Joe’s next challenger.
No other matches have been booked for Monday’s show thus far. Baron Corbin is scheduled to announce who will be the Special Guest Referee for his match with Seth Rollins at Stomping Grounds.
Samoa Joe’s US Title Reign
Joe first won the US title on an episode of Smackdown from March 5th, 2019. He defeated R-Truth and Andrade in a triple threat match. He would defend the title successfully in a fatal 4-way match at Fastlane and then defeated Rey Mysterio at WrestleMania.
Joe would drop the title to Mysterio at Money in the Bank but an injury to Mysterio forced him to hand the title back to Joe. Mysterio gave Joe the title back on June 3rd.