Bobby Lashley opened Monday Night Raw with MVP explained that Lashley went through “excruciating pain” in defeating Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman at WrestleMania Backlash.
MVP then said they were extending an open challenge before being interrupted by McIntyre, who said he was accepting the challenge. MVP countered by saying McIntyre and Strowman were the only men who were not eligible.
Despite having faced Randy Orton earlier in the night, Kofi Kingston answered the challenge, which later MVP said was not for the title.
As Xavier Woods was being ejected from ringside after interfering, MVP attempted to hit Kingston with his cane, but McIntyre ran in to steal the cane, hitting Lashley with it and sending him reeling into Kingston’s pin.