WWE Raw: Roman Reigns attacks Jinder Mahal, Ronda Rousey accepts challenge

Posted May 16, 2018

Following their wild brawl on this week's edition of Monday Night Raw, "The Big Dog" Roman Reigns made a decision to send out a warning message to his newest adversary on the brand, "The Modern Day Maharaja" Jinder Mahal. Raw general manager Kurt Angle came out instead and told The Big Dog that he blames himself for Mahal interring in Reigns' match but that Reigns will no longer be afforded any further qualifying matches. But, Reigns was not done yet.

This past Monday, the WWE Universe bore witness as Braun Strowman became the first Superstar to qualify for the Men's Money in the Bank Ladder Match, which will award the courageous warrior able to climb a ladder and snatch the contract a World Championship opportunity at the time and place of his choosing. There will be two more competitors more in the ladder match. Jax had approached Rousey as she was giving an interview at the NBCUniversal Upfront event in New York City.

Mahal, who was apparently slated to compete in a triple threat match on the evening for a spot at the upcoming MITB ladder match, eventually had to be pulled out from his scheduled match against Bobby Lashley and Elias due to a brutal spear through a wall by an unhinged Roman Reigns, who was out seeking retribution for last week.

While Rousey felt that she is not yet worthy of a title shot yet, Nia only wanted to face her and she ultimately gave in and accepted the challenge. Alexa Bliss, Mickie James, and Bayley will be competing in one match while No Way Jose, Bobby Roode, and Baron Corbin will be in another match.

In other matches, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler continued their impressive show as they beat Braun Strowman and Finn Balor in a tag-team match.