Former WWE champion Bobby Lashley seized his title opportunity with wins over current champion Big E, Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins.
The All Mighty backed up last week’s attack with a demand for a WWE Title opportunity, and WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville stated that if Lashley could defeat Owens, Rollins and Big E in three separate matches on Raw, he would be added to the WWE Championship match at Day 1 on New Year’s Day.
Later in the show, Lashley wrestled Kevin Owens, defeating him after he gained the upper hand and landed a Spinebuster followed by his signature submission move, The Hurt Lock. Owens tapped out quickly, as he wanted to avoid getting seriously hurt.
In his next fight against Seth Rollins, Owens got involved in the match by attacking Lashley. This lead to the referee giving Rollins a disqualification win.
However, the bout was re-started by Pearce and Deville but this time, they turned it into a No Disqualification match. Lashley wasted no time and right when the bell rang, The All Mighty nailed Rollins with a Spear in order to earn the three count.
Big E and Lashley then collided in the main event, which was also a No Disqualification Match.
Owens and Rollins tried once again to keep Lashley out of Day 1 by interfering. The grapplers stopped Lashley from winning once he landed a Spear on Big E.
Big E, wanting to win the match fairly, joined Lashley in fighting off Owens and Rollins. The champ slammed Owens through a table outside the ring while Lashley Speared Rollins through another table inside the ring.
Big E and Lashley then got ready to continue their match until MVP entered the ring and attacked Big E from behind with his cane. This allowed Lashley to unleash another Spear and win the match.