WWE Raw notes: Money In The Bank, Hell In A Cell match, Doudrop/Eva Marie

Multiple talents from the women's and men's divisions qualified for Money In The Bank, Bobby Lashley competed in his second HIAC match & more

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With the Money In The Bank pay-per-view coming up on July 18th, WWE started up the qualifying matches for the Money In The Bank ladder matches. In the men’s division, Ricochet, John Morrison and Riddle qualified. Ricochet defeated AJ Styles. John Morrison defeated Randy Orton and Riddle picked up a win over Drew McIntyre.

In the women’s ladder match, four spots were filled from the Raw side. Naomi, Alexa Bliss, Asuka and Nikki Cross are all in Money In The Bank. Asuka and Naomi teamed up and bested Eva Marie and Doudrop, also known as “Piper Niven”. Doudrop jumped off the apron when Eva Marie tried to reach for a tag and that led to Naomi pinning Eva.

Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross defeated Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler. Cross debuted a new superhero character and got the win over Baszler.

On next week’s Raw, AJ Styles, Randy Orton and Drew McIntyre who all lost their respective Money In The Bank qualifiers will compete in a Triple-Threat to attempt to gain entry into the men’s Money In The Bank ladder match.

In the main event of tonight’s Raw, WWE Champion Bobby Lashley defeated Xavier Woods inside Hell In A Cell. Lashley is scheduled to defend the WWE Championship against Kofi Kingston at Money In The Bank.

Alexa Bliss debuted a new theme song:

The rivalry between Jaxson Ryker and Elias continues on the 6/28 Raw as they’ll be competing in a Strap match. Elias has gotten himself counted out in the last two matches against Ryker.

There was a segment with Jinder Mahal, Jeff Hardy, Cedric Alexander and United States Champion Sheamus. Each individual expressed their gripes about not having a shot to gain entry into the men’s Money In The Bank ladder match. Adam Pearce then brought up that since Sheamus can compete, how about looking to defend the U.S. Title which led to Sheamus exiting camera’s view.

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