Apollo Crews returned to Monday Night Raw this week after a few weeks on the sidelines.
The United States Champion was attacked by Bobby Lashley following his match against MVP, which led to Montel Vontavious Porter unveiling the new United States Championship before declaring himself as the Champion at Extreme Rules.
The storyline dictated that Lashley’s attack sidelined Crews but in reality, the United States Champion has had his own issues with COVID-19 and was only recently cleared to return.
This week on Raw, Crews faced off against MVP in a match that was overshadowed by the fact that the lights in the Performance Center were flickering all the way through and Tom Phillips blamed a hurricane in the area.
Crews was able to walk out victorious to prove that he is the real United States Champion, before claiming that he’s heading home to show his children the title.
MVP then took the mic and went on to challenge the former NXT star to a rematch for the United States Championship that he believes he won at Extreme Rules.
MVP laid down the challenge for SummerSlam later this month, a challenge that Crews went on to accept later in the show.