Here are the results for this week’s episode of Monday Night RAW.
We open the show with Drew McIntyre, and he recaps last week’s tag team match. He says it’s time to look into the future, but he’s interrupted by Dolph Ziggler.
Drew is happy to see Ziggler, and Ziggler reveals that AJ Styles was traded to SmackDown for himself and his tag team partner, Robert Roode. Ziggler says that he’s happy to see Drew as WWE Champion, and would hate to see him lose that title for any reason. Dolph says that Drew owes him and Drew asks Dolph what he owes him.
Dolph reminds Drew that he got fired and he should have been done if it wasn’t for Dolph Ziggler. Drew came to RAW because of him and the two went on to become tag team champions. Dolph demands that he get a WWE Title match for what he did for Drew. Drew says Dolph just told revisionist history, and he reminds Dolph about all of his failures on SmackDown with Drew in his corner.
Drew tells Dolph he has become what they used to despise. Drew tells Dolph he’s become an entitled jackass. He thinks the world owes him something but it doesn’t. However, he does need an opponent for Extreme Rules. He asks if Dolph can conceive how far he is willing to go to defend the title and asks Dolph if he really wants it. Dolph says he does, so Drew accepts his challenge.
Out comes Nia Jax and she asks for a chair. She takes a seat in the ring. In the ring, Nia is mad that Charlotte got a title match she didn’t feel she deserved, while she got cheated at Backlash. She asks where the fairness is before R-Truth cuts her off.
Truth says she’s confused, and tells Nia about his match against Akira, but then questions if Nia is actually Tozawa because ninjas are a master of deception. Akira then hides behind the announce table with all of her ninjas before Truth escapes. Nia says she’s not leaving before Charlotte comes out to interrupt.
Flair tells Nia she dropped the ball, and now that she didn’t get her way she’s throwing a temper tantrum. Nia tells Flair that she gets everything because of her father. Flair reminds Nia that Ric didn’t end Asuka’s undefeated streak and beat her twice last month, but it was her. Nia tells Charlotte she never beat her because the only time they went one on one, NIa dominated her. And Nia’s the only one built to take Flair’s crown. Flair punches her and the two brawl. Charlotte hits a big boot and the two continue to fight before they’re separated by officials.
The Viking Raiders and Street Profits talk about their title match coming next, and the Profits say while they’re friends, that goes out the window when the bell rings. The Raiders say the same. The two teams walk to the ring. Zelina Vega appears and looks interested in something before we go to commercial.
The Street Profits (C) vs. The Viking Raiders – RAW Tag Team Championships
The Street Profits win when Ford hits a Frog splash on Ivar.
Winners: The Street Profits
The two teams hug after.
Andrade and Angel Garza ambush the Street Profits before the Viking Raiders steer them off.
Seth Rollins is backstage and Austin Theory and Murphy come to them with an idea before Rollins silences them. Seth says soon, all will be revealed when he delivers his message to Rey Mysterio.
Seth says that he didn’t choose to be the Monday Night Messiah like Rey didn’t choose to be a sacrifice, but Seth accepted his role for the greater good while Rey has been defiant, and defiance breeds suffering. Saddest part is that Rey allowed his son to get involved, and whatever becomes of Rey or his son from this moment forward is on him and that’s a guilt he’ll have to live with. Legends may never die, but they can outlive their welcome.
Flair has shoulder tape backstage, and she’s asked about her arm, and she says it will be just fine when she holds the RAW Women’s Championship.
Charly Caruso then sees Garza, Andrade and Zelina, and Charly is asked about their cohesiveness. Garza says teamwork is like looking at a beautiful woman before Zelina butts in and says they have formed a united front and they will be seeking a common prize, the RAW Tag Team Championships.
Asuka (C) vs. Charlotte Flair – RAW Women’s Championship
Asuka wins with the Asuka Lock.
Backstage, Nia says it would be a real shame for a certain someone to kick the queen while she’s down.
Edge is sitting in a ring, and he adits defeat at Backlash. But he didn’t live up to his claim of being the better wrestler, because he felt Orton’s panic right before he hit him with a low-blow. Edge watched RAW last week, and he implores Orton to celebrate the fact he won the greatest wrestling match ever. He’s disappointed that he didn’t see the low-blow coming and that he didn’t do it first.
Edge also says that he needs to wake up a side of him that’s been doormant for a while. CHristian has been his best friend for 36 years and Orton’s a coward for what he did. ANd when he did that. But he’s thankful because now Edge is at a level that doesn’t car ehow many backs he has to bruise to get to the top. He doesn’t care about winning a wrestling match. He’s going to wish Cowboy Bob was firing blanks the night he was conceived because he’s going to embarass him. Orton won’t be okay when Edge is done with him. Because Orton knows what’s coming.
Orton may hear voices in his head, but he’ll scream louder than all of them because he’s going to tear his life apart brick by brick. Randy has no idea what he’s done. You woke up the evil. You woke up the Rated R Superstar. Get some sleep while you can, Randy.
Orton is backstage and he says when a snake feels threatened, it’s going to bite and strike, but sometimes, the snake will defend its clutch of eggs and do what it has to in order to survive. Christian and Edge tried to make comebacks at their expense, but Orton had to what he needed to in order to defend his livelihood. It’s just mother nature. He wishes Edge and Christian recover, and there’s a good chance they’ll live long and healthy lives as long as they do it far away from him.
Flair asks how she handles a loss like this, and she gives Asuka credit for targeting her arm before Nia attacks her from behind and slams her arm into a box.
Truth and Tozawa are out for their match before MVP and Bobby Lashley comes out. Lashley takes out all the ninjas before Bobby hits the Master Lock on Truth.
Akira pins Truth and wins the title.
Backstage, Sara is waiting an update on Charlotte’s arm before Natalya cuts her off and says what the RAW women’s division needs is her leadership and she has a big announcement to make. Unfortunately, there’s no time left and everyone will have to find out with her when she has her match next.
Natalya vs. Liv Morgan
Natalya makes Liv tap with the Sharpshooter.
Natalya celebrates with Lana.
The Big Show is backstage, and he’s asked about fighting off ninjas, and Big Show says that he didn’t see this coming. But it was his pleasure to lend the Street Profits and Viking Raiders a big hand. He’s not here for fun tonight, however. People forget that Big Show can also be an angry, heartless giant. And there’s nothing anyone can do about it. Tonight, Big Show is heading to the ring as a heartless, angry, giant.
Ric Flair is out, and first gives an update on Charlotte, and first issues a warning to Nia Jax, saying that she’ll wish she was working in another environment when Flair is ready. Ric then talks about Randy, and he says only one person can be the best and today, Randy Orton is the best. He proved it by kicking Edge and Christian into retirement. He brings out Randy.
Flair then calls Orton the best performer in the history of WWE. Randy says it’s nostalgic that they are in the ring right now, but sometimes, nostalgia can be confused with Legacy. It was nostalgic when Flair showed the entire world that he was the dirtiest player in the game, and it’s nostalgic that he punt kicked Christian as punishment for accepting his challenge, and it was nostalgic that Edge stepped in the ring for the very last time. He then says the Legend Killer moniker is not nostalgia, but it feels good for him that the voices in his head are agreeing with him again. An angry Big Show comes out.
He says he’s not going to let Ric glorify what Orton did. Big Show says Orton will pay for what he did to Edge and Christian. Show says Orton was a narcissitic parasite from the moment he met him. Randy latches onto competitiors that make him better because he lacks the self-discipline and motivation to make himself better. Big Show tells Orton that Edge isn’t done and he will pay him back, but he won’t get the satisfaction of taking him out alone, because he will break every bone in Randy’s body.
Randy says Big Show won’t hurt Ric because he respects him and he paved the way for these two. Orton calls Big Show a future Hall of Famer, and some may even say that Big Show is a legend. Orton’s facial expression changes. Randy says it would be tragic for Big Show to suffer the same fate that his friends have. Big Show squares up and Orton leaves the ring. Orton gave Big Show a chance, and he knows what he’s capable of. Now, Randy is motivated and what happens next is on him.
Sasha Banks (C) and Bayley (C) vs. The IIconics – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships
Sasha Banks makes Peyton Royce tap out with the Bank Statement.
Winners: Sasha Banks and Bayley
After the match, Bayley celebrates and Sasha tells Bayley that she’s been thinking, and she says sometimes she gets a little jealous when she sees Bayley with both titles. Sasha says she wants to experience what it may be like being Sasha double straps as well. Sasha tells Bayley that she wants a title match. At Extreme Rules, she is officially challenging Asuka for the RAW Women’s Championship. Out comes Asuka. Asuka says she’s not the boss of her and accepts her challenge. Bayley and Sasha jump her.
Lashley says he should be WWE Champion right now, and he says that what he did the R-Truth was introducing the rest of the roster to the hurt business. He also says he’s proud of the move Apollo pulled to beat Shelton last week and the offer is still out to him so he can realize his true potential. But denying him may have consequences.
Liv Morgan is walking backstage and Ruby Riott meets her. Morgan says she doesn’t need her feeling worse than she already does.
MVP is in the ring for the VIP Lounge. He brings out his host, Apollo Crews. He brings up what Apollo told him last week. He respected Crews when he defeated him to secure a spot in the MITB ladder match. But then he blew out his knee and he realized that those bad decisions need to be navigated around. MVP made mistakes so Apollo doesn’t have to. The US Title is a chance to give his daughter the life she deserves.
Apollo says he did everything without MVP’s help, and he nearly lost his career to hold it. He appreciates the offer, but the answer is still no. MVP says to keep it 100. If he wasn’t dropping gems, you wouldn’t be out here listening. He says he has the potential to be one of the greatest US Champions ever. There’s no rule that says he has to defend the title week after week, but he can fulfill his potential with MVP in his corner.
Crews says he isn’t going to let the title change who he is. MVP says that he was US Champion for 343 days, and he says he tried doing things nice twice, but there won’t be a third time. The US Title will come hoe where it belongs. Shelton Benjamin comes out.
MVP distracts Apollo allowing Shelton to attack him from behind. MVP then tells Apollo to never put himself in a 2 on 1 situation because it leaves your blindside open. That lesson was free. Next one will cost him.
Apollo Crews vs. Shelton Benjamin
Crews wins with the sit-out powerbomb.
Winner: Apollo Crews
MVP applauds from the top of the stage. MVP offers to shake his hand but Crews resfuses before Lashley hits the Master Lock from behind.
Dominick asks Rey if he’s sure about this. Mysterio says they need to show Seth how the Mysterio family rolls.
Rey and Dominick are in the ring and Myserio said not getting a hold of his kids is one of the scariest things ever, and knowing where Dominick was didn’t make him feel any better. Avenging what Seth did to him was honorable, and he managed to get himself out of a 3 on 1 situation and he’s proud of him. Rey’s also angry at Dominick because you put yourself in harm’s way. Rey’s pissed off at Seth and he’s learned to accept that.
Mysterio says no matter how big Dominick gets, he will remain his child. Since he fought for him, now he has to return the favor. But he has to do it alone. Seth Rollins comes out.
Rollins says he’s been put in a difficult position because he doesn’t know what to do. Does he slaughter a father in front of his son, or does he make Mysterio watch as Dominick is sacrificed. Seth doesn’t know what to do, but it’s not up to hi. This is fate, prophecy and destiny. Mysterio and Dominick are in the same place at the same time, and two eyes are better than one. Seth approaches the ring and kneels as Murphy and Theory come out from behind. Aliester Black and Humberto Carrillo take out THeory and Murphy from behind.
Dominick fights off Murphy. Carrillo knocks out Theory with an enziguri and takes everyone out with a dive. Seth is cornered and is hit by a 619 and everyone jumps him. Mysterio and Dominick attempt to shove Seth’s eye into the steps before Theory and Murphy continue the assault. Seth takes Dominick and is about to put his eye through the steps before Carrillo and Black chase everyone off with chairs.