WWE Raw Spoilers, Preview for May 18, 2015: Seth Rollins Pedigrees Randy Orton For 'Payback' Win
"Monday Night Raw" emanates from Richmond, Virginia as the fallout from last night's "Payback" rolls into the next major event: "Elimination Chamber."
"WWE Payback" concluded with WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins maintaining his title after delivering a Pedigree on Randy Orton. Sunday's main event saw a brief reunion of The Shield as Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns delivered a triple powerbomb on Orton. The reunion was short lived, but with Rollins staying on top, he will enter "Raw" knowing he defeated three WWE Superstars. His win also secured Kane with job security, he maintained his title as Director of Operations.
United States Champion John Cena defeated Rusev to retain his title on Sunday. While Rusev did not utter the words "I Quit, Lana said it for the Bulgarian Brute, which ensured Cena the victory. Rusev and Lana did not end in good terms on Sunday, but Cena has confirmed he will continue the United States Championship Open Challenge on Monday night.
The New Day successfully defended the WWE Tag Team Championship against Cesaro and Tyson Kidd, although in controversial fashion when the referee failed to identify the difference between Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. The New Day's positivity streak could come to an end at "Elimination Chamber" as it was announced their titles will be defended for the first time inside the Elimination Chamber structure. On Monday night, the WWE Universe will learn more details on how the WWE Tag Team Championship match will be conducted in the cage.
A second Elimination Chamber match has been confirmed for the vacant WWE Intercontinental Championship. After Daniel Bryan dropped the title due to injury, names should start surfacing for the May 31 show. Some names based on the recent Intercontinental Championship title scene that could participate in the match include King Bad News Barrett, Neville, Dolph Ziggler, Sheamus and Luke Harper, although the involvement of Harper could be gone with the return of Erick Rowan.
Naomi and Tamina Snuka defeated The Bella Twins on Sunday, which may further elevate Naomi's intent to win the WWE Divas Championship from Nikki Bella. It is unknown when Nikki will defend the title, but most likely at "Elimination Chamber," without the use of the structure.
Finally, with "NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable" set for this Wednesday on the WWE Network, "Monday Night Raw" could see a couple of NXT Superstars surface to further promote the show.
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