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In many ways Joe was the last person anyone expected to be in a position to face Lesnar, but his attack on Heyman and this week's brawl has certainly gone a long way to changing everyone's minds.

As unsatisfactory as it came across, the non-finish was created to keep the feud alive through Great Balls of Fire. This set up Lesnar's return for the following week, which Heyman confirmed during the show, marking the first appearance of the Universal Championship in over two months.

Monday Night Raw is coming from Lafayette, LA only a little ways from where Brock toppled The Undertaker's WrestleMania streak.

It had been known that Lesnar would be returning on tonight's episode for some time, but WWE confirmed it last week after Samoa Joe choked out Paul Heyman in the Coquina Clutch to send a message to Lesnar. The main event held featured the Hardy Boyz challenge the new Tag Team Champions Sheamus and Cesaro in a Two out of Three Falls Match.

Samoa Joe came from out of nowhere, from a pack of better-known would-be contenders higher on the totem pole, to earn a shot at Brock Lesnar.

Elias Samson won via pinfall with the rolling cutter. The match was quite physical given the number of clotheslines delivered to each other, only to have the Miz come out and distract Ambrose with his wife.

Get to know one of the Cruiserweight division's most dynamic competitors, Cedric Alexander.

After a hoax of a Women's title match between Nia Jax and champion Alexa Bliss last week, the entire women's division chose to confront Bliss. Nia Jax reaffirmed her promised title match followed by Mickie James and Dana Brooke supporting her claim, and then Emma and Sasha Banks interrupting to claim the spotlight. Sasha got the win for her team with the Bank Statement submission.

Sheamus got the first pinfall after connecting with the Brogue Kick.

Despite that, Matt and Jeff Hardy have remained resilient in their pursuit of the twin titles, gunning for the gold on Monday's edition of Raw in a much-anticipated 2-out-of-3 Falls match. Jeff nearly got the victory for his team after he hit the Swanton on Sheamus, but Cesaro saved the day for his team.