WWE have confirmed a Triple Threat Match between Randy Orton, Drew McIntyre and AJ Styles for next week. The winner earns a spot in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at the eponymous Pay-Per-View. Elsewhere, Elias and Jaxson Ryker will settle their ongoing rivalry in a Strap Match.
Both bouts are a continuation of stories that unfolded on last night’s Raw. All three competitors in next week’s Triple Threat suffered upset defeats on Monday night in Money in the Bank Ladder Match qualifiers. Following ringside distractions involving Riddle and The Miz, John Morrison defeated Randy Orton after executing a crisp Starship Pain. Similarly, AJ Styles lost to Ricochet shortly after the War Raiders battled Omos at ringside. However, perhaps most surprisingly, Drew McIntyre was pinned clean by Riddle. As a result, two of Raw’s top stars will miss out on one of the most important matches on the WWE calendar.
On last night’s Raw, Jaxson Ryder outlined his intentions for Elias, who has repeatedly walked out on Ryker as of late. The musician left his former partner in a Raw Tag Team Championship match several weeks ago, abandoning the former Forgotten Son. Consequently, the two faced off on both the June 7th and June 14th editions of Raw. On both occasions, Elias walked out yet again, suffering consecutive count-out losses. Ryker is determined prevent another escape: