As seen on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in Rosemont, IL at the Allstate Arena on the USA Network, Bobby Lashley defeated Kevin Owens. After the match, Lashley attacked Owens in order to turn heel.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the heel turn for Lashley was made only hours before Raw went live and that WWE apparently had a long discussion about if Lashley would be better served as a heel or babyface at this time on television.
It was decided that they would go through with the turn because WWE needs heels right now. It was also noted that Lio Rush was reportedly being fed lines by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon for the segment.