Lashley ended up picking the win, unfortunately for Rollins, after the former WWE Champion benefitted off a distraction from Matt Riddle.
After the match, in a wild backstage brawl, Rollins and Riddle challenged each other to a match at Extreme Rules, which will be contested in a Fight Pit.
Seth Rollins v Bobby Lashley on Monday Night Raw
The match between Rollins and Lashley was fantastic, which shouldn’t be surprising considering it featured two of WWE’s top stars.
Lashley’s win over arguably Raw’s top star was Triple H’s latest way of trying to place a focus on the champion and his United States Championship.
Ever since be became Head of Creative in July, Triple H has seemed keen to place a renewed focus on the US title, seemingly seeing it as more important than the previous WWE regime did.
Another way in which ‘The Game’ has looked to make the title feel more important is by giving Lashley big wins, and giving him big spots during his matches.
That was seen clearly during this week’s episode of Raw, with Lashley coming up with one of the most inventive counters for the Curb Stomp that you’ll ever see.
Video: Bobby Lashley’s incredible counter to Seth Rollins’ Curb Stomp
Has anyone done this before? That’s such a cool, simple thing to do and perfect to do it with Lashley. Pure strength denies the curb stomp! LOVE it. pic.twitter.com/rHAbMqpNg9— Alex McCarthy (@AlexMcCarthy88) September 20, 2022
As you can see from the footage above, Lashley was made to look like an utter monster with his reversal for Rollins’ signature move.
Lashley simply reversed the move with his insane body strength, just refusing to go down after being stomped into the crowd by Rollins, or at least that was Seth’s intention.
The spot, which came pretty early in the match, was one of the most inventive ways of reversing Rollins’ devastating finishing move.
Fans online, as you can see from the selection of tweets below, clearly enjoying seeing Lashley reverse the move in such a dominating and creative way.
They gotta put this counter in the video game lol— Romeo Targaryen 🐉 (@TruHeelRomeo) September 20, 2022
Bobby Lashley blocking the curb stomp by using pure strength was amazing and an incredibly smart idea pic.twitter.com/p0KIy94CM2— Public Enemies Podcast (@TheEnemiesPE3) September 20, 2022
It was very well done and clever— Evil Dos@GardenofDoom (@DosEvil) September 20, 2022
Absolutely fucking Brilliant!!! Had me just stand up and give an ovation. That was killer. And a never before used way to counter it. Lashley Is the unit https://t.co/7zTd68FWlP— Matty Laws (@Matty_Laws) September 20, 2022
It's that look of horror on Seth's face that really sells it.— Just Talk Wrestling (@JustTalkWrestle) September 20, 2022
As of right now, Lashley is without a storyline in WWE, but Triple H is consistently giving the 46-year-old big wins in big title matches on Raw to help cement him as one of the company’s top stars.
You can watch Rollins and Lashley every week on WWE Raw live here in the UK on BT Sport and in the US on the USA Network.