The fallout of the SummerSlam pay-per-view was a brutal one for WWE. During the event, it was announced that Sasha Banks would take the next month off to deal with "nagging injuries." And less than 24 hours after it ended, Finn Balor announced that he would vacate the WWE Universal Championship due to what could be a torn labrum. But on last night'sepisode of Monday Night RAW, WWE did the right things in the aftermath of these injury-related losses.

Fatal Four-Way for Universal title announced for next RAW episode

After Balor took to the ring to announce he would be voluntarily dropping his WWE Universal title due to a shoulder injury that may keep him out of action for at least six months, RAW commissioner Stephanie McMahon and general manager Mick Foley announced four qualifying matches to determine the participants in a Fatal Four-Way match for the vacated WWE Universal Championship.

This match will take place on next week's episode of RAW, and will feature Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Big Cass, and Kevin Owens fighting for a chance to become WWE's second Universal champ.

While the qualifiers were all solid matches, some of the storyline movements that took place were a bit hit-or-miss. The inclusion of Big Cass in the title picture could trigger more talk of a possible Enzo and Cass breakup, and at this point, he's still not ready for a big singles push, and his tag team is too hot to be disbanded right away.

His flukish count-out win over Rusev may be all the proof you need for the former.And speaking of the "Bulgarian Brute," there was little movement in the ongoing Rusev vs. Roman Reigns feud, as the current United States champion somehow didn't get involved in Reigns' qualifying match against Chris Jericho.

Additionally, it looks like WWE is going with a slow burn forSami Zayn's push, and may want to have him and Neville continue their tag team partnership for the meantime, following their qualifying losses to Rollins and Owens respectively.

Bayley debuts on RAW by interrupting Charlotte's victory promo

Sasha Banks' one-month hiatus after dropping the Women's title may have weakened RAW's women's division big-time, but WWE finally calling up NXT crowd favorite Bayley was just the immediate shot in the arm the division needed. Weeks after what should have been a one-off appearance as Banks' tag team partner againstCharlotte and Dana Brooke at Battleground, Bayley interrupted two-time championCharlotte's victory celebration, as RAW GM Foley announced her signing to the brand.Shewas quickly put in a match against Brooke, easily finishing off her opponentin what was a very strong main roster debut.

Dudleyz announce retirement after lackluster WWE comeback

Another key talking point of last night's episode of RAWwas The Dudley Boyz's retirement announcement. In the weeks prior, a potential Dudleyz breakup was teased, as they lost multiple matches due to miscommunication. On RAW, however,they instead announcedtheir retirement from active competition, which still comes as a bit of a surprise despite Bubba Ray and D-Von Dudley bothintheir mid-40s.

Toward the end of the segment, which was interrupted by The Shining Stars,the Dudleyz were looking all set to drive Shining Stars member Primo through a table, but they didn't even get a chance to complete this trademark move, as The Club ran in to beat down on both veterans.On the other hand, this could lead to a proper farewell feud and a postponed retirement, but if it doesn't, it will be much ado about nothing for the Dudleyz after a one-year comeback that underwhelmed all the way.

Quick results:

Seth Rollins d. Sami Zayn (Universal title match qualifier)

Kevin Owens d. Neville (Universal title match qualifier)

Big E d. Karl Anderson

Big Cass d. Rusev via count-out (Universal title match qualifier)

Bayley d. Dana Brooke (Bayley's main roster debut)

Braun Strowman d. Johnny Knockout (local wrestler)

Roman Reigns d. Chris Jericho (Universal title match qualifier)

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