WWE Monday Night Raw aired from the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California, on 1 May saw Finn Balor, Seth Rollins and the Miz square off for the number one contender's place to fight current Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose, while in another featured match Alexa Bliss, Alicia Fox, Emma and Nia Jax took on Bayley, Dana Brooke, Mickie James and Sasha Banks.
In one segment of the show, Seth Rollins appeared in the ring and said he wanted to fight Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship as he defeated Triple H at WrestleMania 33 and Samoa Joe at Payback.
Finn Balor entered and said The Architecthas to go through him first to get to the title. The Demon King then reminded Rollins how the former with an injured arm defeated the latter to become the first-ever Universal Champion in 2016. Balor did not lose the championship but had to vacate the title due to the injury.
Dean Ambrose stepped into the ring next and said the Beast Incarnate was not the real champion as he does not fight often as champions should. He then said he was ready to fight anyone any time anywhere and declared the Intercontinental Championship as the number one title on the red brand.
The Miz entered and said Ambrose was an embarrassment as a champion, while Rollins and Balor have not earned the right to fight for the title. He proclaimed himself the rightful contender to the Intercontinental Championship.
As the trio continued with their argument, Ambrose rang up Kurt Angle on a cellphone and the Raw general manager confirmed a fight involving the three stars for the number one contender for the Intercontinental Championship.
Finn Balor vs Seth Rollins vs the Miz (WWE Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender's Match)
The Miz won with a lateral press on Finn Balor, becoming the number one contender to the WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Alexa Bliss, Alicia Fox, Emma and Nia Jax vs Bayley, Dana Brooke, Mickie James and Sasha Banks
Alexa Bliss, Alicia Fox, Emma and Nia Jax won with a snap DDT from Bliss on Bayley.
Enzo Amore vs Luke Gallows
Luke Gallows won with a fireman's carry flapjack.
Akira Tozawa, Jack Gallagher and Rich Swann vs Brian Kendrick, Noam Dar and Tony Nese
Akira Tozawa, Jack Gallagher and Rich Swann won with the running corner dropkick from Gallagher on Brian Kendrick.
Apollo Crews vs Heath Slater
Apollo Crews won by pinfall with the Blue Thunder Driver.
Austin Aries vs TJ Perkins
Austin Aries won with Last Chancery.