Here are this week’s results for Monday Night RAW.
Seth Rollins is out with Theory and Murphy and he says that it’s going to be a difficult night for Mysterio, but his gut will tell him that he won’t be able to formally announce his retirement, but he will handle that himself. He calls Mysterio too humble and modest to call himself a legend, so Rollins will appreciate Rey as a chosen sacrifice for the greater good. Mysterio was chosen as a sacrifice for the greater good for Monday Night RAW. If that’s not legendary, he doesn’t know what is. To honor the end of Mysterio’s career, Rollins has a prepared a video package.
A Mysterio video package highlighting his career and Rollins’ attack on him plays. Rollins calls Rey a first ballot Hall of Famer, and when his time comes, he will induct him into the Hall of Fame personally. Aliester Black is out and he sends Seth out of the ring.
Seth Rollins vs. Aliester Black
During the match, Humberto Carrillo comes out to Black’s defense. After a long match, Black rolls Rollins up for the win.
Winner: Aliester Black
After the match, Murphy and Theory jump Black and Rollins hits a Curb Stomp on Humberto Carrillo. Theory and Murphy then hold Black down for Rollins to hit a Curb Stomp.
We get a recap of Apollo Crews winning the US Title.
Angel Garza and Zelina Vega are interviewed backstage. Garza says that everything is fair in love and war and in matters of seduction, it’s important to be one step ahead. Zelina says that Angel Garza’s win over Owens was triumphant. He saw something and he took it. Charly thanks Angel for her time, and Garza thanks her with a rose. Zelina takes the rose and rips it.
We get a video of Shawn Michaels predicting the Edge/Orton match, and he has Edge winning.
MVP and Lana are speaking backstage. Lana calls MVP a leech and is just using Bobby to revive his career. MVP says it’s not true, but if it was, it would make two of us. Lana slaps him.
Apollo Crews says he is humble, but it’s also surreal that he’s United States Champion. Crews says that he also has a long list of superstars that he’d like to face for this championship, but the superstar he’s defending his United States Championship against tonight is Kevin Owens.
Owens congratulates Apollo for the title, and he says he appreciates the offer because it’s been a while since he’s held a championship. However, he also says that he has a problem because he feels he’s only getting the title match out of pity after his loss to Garza last week. Apollo says it’s not about pity and he deserves it. Owens says he doesn’t need to be reminded whether or not he deserves it because he knows he does, but he feels bad because Apollo’s first reign as champ will be short.
Apollo Crews (C) vs. Kevin Owens – United States Championship
The match is thrown out after Andrade and Angel Garza jump both men.
Winner: No Contest
Apollo Crews and Kevin Owens vs. Angel Garza and Andrade
Apollo pins Andrade when he hits an enziguri and the powerbomb for the win.
Winners: Apollo Crews and Kevin Owens
The Street Profits and Viking Raiders go bowling. The Viking Raiders are kicked out by the shop owner when they steal turkey legs in the freezer but she also calls Ivar cute, so they’re allowed to stay. Erik not so much. The Viking Raiders end up winning.
Nikki Cross vs. Billie Kay
Kay scores the victory when she is able to hit a slam off a distraction.
Winner: Billie Kay
Drew McIntyre is backstage and says that he’s always looking forward to a challenge, and that he has a Claymore for MVP and Bobby Lashley, and he’ll take on any and all comers to take them to Claymore Country.
Rey Mysterio is interviewed at his home, and he says he doesn’t have a timetable of when and if he can return. And it’ll also depend on how fast he can recover. He also worries if an infection were to settle in. Samoa Joe asks Mysterio if he’s on RAW to retire, and Mysterio says he doesn’t know and doesn’t know if it’s up to him anymore. Rey doesn’t have that answer, but it’s a question he’s been thinking about for some time.
Mysterio also says Rollins takes negativity with him for his talk about being a Messiah. Dominic eventually comes and says Rollins is no Messiah and that Rollins spouts a bunch of BS. The official statement on Rollins’ retirement ceremony is damn him for what Seth made his family go through. Seth’s a bastard. Dominic closes by saying Seth is a man of scripture, and reminds him the Bible says an eye for an eye.
Nia Jax is out and she says she didn’t start anything and she’s been repeatedly attacked 2 on 1. She also says not to believe the hype because Asuka and Kairi aren’t what they say are. It’s smoke and mirrors just like Asuka’s title, because she only got it because of hormones. At Backlash, Nia will expose Asuka for the back-stabbing charlatan she really is.
R-Truth poses as a gardener at his home, and Gronk loses the 24-7 title.
Kairi Sane vs. Nia Jax
Nia Jax wins with the leg drop.
Winner: Nia Jax
Randy Orton says he’s been watching the WWE Network and he’s been watching The Undertaker’s Last Ride documentary and every other Network special he missed out on. And he’s garnered that people believe Ric Flair is the greatest to ever do it. And last week, Flair believes Randy Orton is the best to ever do it. And Edge has said the same. But he’s also said that he didn’t have a passion for this and he was handed for everything while being complacent. And Edge was right. But who cares? He half-assed everything and accomplished more than anyone else. At Backlash, he proves that he’s better than Edge. Now the storybook ending will be re-written by an RKO.
Charlotte Flair comes out and says that every one of the aspiring superstars in the audience should be like Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley and she’s rooting for them. She wants one of them to be the next Ripley or Shirai so they can stand up to the throne so she can make you bow down. She knows a woman who has a history of bowing down, being Asuka. The longest undefeated streak ever, the first ever woman’s Royal Rumble winner, and Grand Slam Champion. But she wants to be just like her.
Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka
Charlotte wins by countout with Nia distracts Asuka by dressing up like her.
Winner by Countout: Charlotte Flair
After the match, Nia attacks Asuka down the ramp.
Lana is asked about whose idea it was for Bobby to tell Lana not to be ringside. Lana says she’s not sure. She’s actually certain it wasn’t Bobby, and Bobby never said about not coming out during MVP’s match.
Drew McIntyre vs. MVP
McIntyre wins with the Claymore.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Lashley gets the Master Lock in as RAW goes off the air.