Seth Rollins wins United States Championship on RAW

Seth “Freakin” Rollins is the new WWE United States Champion. On tonight’s season premiere of Monday Night RAW, Brock Lesnar returned to WWE television and destroyed Bobby Lashley shortly before the match between him and Rollins was about to begin. Afterwards, Lashley was being helped by medical personnel and officials when Rollins insisted Lashley give him the championship shot. Lashley refused at first but then changed his mind after Rollins goaded him with: “You’re supposed to be a fighter. You’re supposed to be a champion. You’re supposed to be a soldier!” Rollins said, “You’re a disgrace to your country!”

Lashley couldn’t resist the taunts and went back to the ring and demanded the referee ring the bell. Lashley attempted a surprise attack on Rollins with a spear that Rollins countered into a pedigree. After a frog splash and two counts, Lashley was able to hit Rollins with a spear. He tried for the Hurt Lock but was unable to with his injured arm. Rollins then kicked his arm, delivered The Stomp, and then delivered another. Rollins pinned Lashley.

Tonight’s win marks the start of Seth Rollins’ second run as United States Champion.