Jordan Huie of the Overtimer here and Monday Night Raw just kicked off with it’s opening segment, with Seth Rollins’ promised apology. He indeed tried his best to seem sincere, and directly apologized to the crowd and the locker room before inviting Kevin Owens out to apologize to him personally.
Owens was having none of it, calling his apology bullsh*t – without the censorship! AOP then made their presence known, after Owens accused Rollins of being behind their 2-on-1 attack on Owens last week.
Akam and Rezar then challenged Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins to a tag match for later tonight. Rollins seemed up for it but Owens was much too suspicious, saying the result would surely be the three of them attacking him in a gang beating, so why not just go ahead and get to it? He then challenged them to go ahead in the ring and bring it.
To this, Rollins then dropped the mic and made his leave, and despite Owens’ urging, AOP too turned and left.
Kevin Owens then made an open challenge, desperate for a fight with somebody, anybody.
Lana emerged from the back to argue with Owens for a stupidly long time before eventually bringing out her beau, Bobby Lashley to accept the challenge! Thus WWE Raw’s opening match was set and is currently in progress! You can see an excerpt of my recap of the segment below:
AOP’s theme hits and out they come. They make their way onto the stage. Cue more speaking in a foreign language. They ask for a tag match; AOP vs. Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins tonight. Seth says if Owens is in, he’s in. Kevin says the way he sees it, one of three things can happen and all of the scenarios end with the three of them beating the crap out of him. If they’re gonna do it, let’s do it now and just get this over with. Drops the mic and asks AOP into the ring. Rollins says he tried, you’re on your own – drops the mic and bails. Rollins goes over to Akam and Rezar… they quietly make way for him to leave. Kevin says Seth might be out of here but if they wanna come down here, go ahead and let’s have some fun! But the AOP just turn and leave.
Owens seems disappointed and says Nashville wants to see a fight. Makes an open challenge for anybody to come out and fight him. Backstage, Bobby Lashley and Lana are WALKING – might they be accepting the challenge after what happened at Starrcade last night?
Lana makes her way out after the break and Owens and her bicker mindlessly. Eventually she finally brings out the one and only Bobby Lashley to accept his open challenge!