WWE Raw Results
July 17, 2023
Atlanta, Georgia (State Farm Arena)
Commentary: Kevin Patrick and Corey Graves
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Tonight, we’ll see Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn face Damian Priest and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio of the Judgment Day in a non-title match. In another non-title match, WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther will face Matt Riddle. Giovanni Vinci and Ludwig Kaiser are banned from ringside. Finally, in a title match, Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan will defend the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship against Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville.
“Wrestling has more than one royal family.”
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring to a HUGE ovation. Rhodes is in his ring gear. In the same town that WCW was headquartered in, where his father sometimes played a huge role, this is very much a homecoming of sorts for Rhodes. Rhodes gets in the ring and looks humbled by the reaction. With tears in his eyes, Rhodes looks to the Atlanta crowd and poses for them.
Rhodes says, “So, Atlanta, my home… what do you guys want to talk about?” They really don’t have to talk because there’s a large shadow that looms over this sold-out State Farm Arena. It’s the same shadow that looms over every arena we go to. We’re talking, of course, about Brock Lesnar. The crowd boos Lesnar’s name. One thing is for sure when Brock Lesnar’s card is called, he shows up. They don’t have to talk. Brock Lesnar should come to this ring and accept his challenge for SummerSlam. Rhodes says, “You heard ’em, Brock. Get out here right now!” The crowd cheers.
Rhodes waits for Lesnar to come out, but his music doesn’t play. The crowd begins to boo. Rhodes looks frustrated. Brock Lesnar is apparently here tonight, but this is his M.O. He’ll be fashionably late tonight. If that’s the plan to show up at 9 o’clock, he’ll be waiting in the ring for him. Even if it’s 10 o’clock, he’ll be in the ring waiting for him. If Lesnar waits until the end of the night, he’ll be in this ring waiting for him. A “Cody” chant picks up.
Rhodes says he would be remiss if he didn’t bring this up. This is the house that built him, but they may not know that the woman who built him is in the front row. Rhodes is overcome with emotion as he introduces Michelle Rhodes, his mother, at ringside. There’s a reason his catchphrase isn’t “Let’s get funky like a monkey.” Rhodes wishes he could do it like his father, but the one that taught him to get up out of the mud and how to be a fighter is his mother. His mother looks very emotional.
His relationship with Brock Lesnar is complex and only two words can describe it. They’re not two words that he uses frequently, but the only two that fit his relationship with Lesnar is “Hard Times.” That’s ok. When Lesnar shows up tonight, it won’t be hard times for him in his home state in front of his crowd. It’ll be hard times for Lesnar. Rhodes tells the crowd to enjoy Monday Night Raw. Rhodes gets out of the ring and embraces his family.
All of a sudden… Brock Lesnar’s music hits! Rhodes goes to the foot of the ramp and prepares to fight. Lesnar doesn’t come out, and Rhodes nods in frustration. Rhodes cautiously heads up the ramp before turning to the crowd.
Lesnar’s music hits again, and Rhodes waits for him to come out. Still, there is no Lesnar. Rhodes charges backstage. All of a sudden, a chair flies out of the Gorilla Position. Brock Lesnar shoves Rhodes back onto the stage and smashes the chair off his back! Lesnar bends the chair over Rhodes’s back and throws him into the apron. Lesnar sends Rhodes into the ring post before hoisting him up. Lesnar, in front of Michelle Rhodes, gives Cody an F5 on the floor! Lesnar smiles at Rhodes’s family and applies a Kimura Lock, the same move that fractured Cody’s arm months ago.
Lesnar releases the hold and sends Rhodes into the ring. Michelle Rhodes shouts, “You suck,” at Brock Lesnar. Lesnar gets in the ring and applies the Kimura Lock again! Lesnar releases the hold, stands over Rhodes, and shouts, “Challenge accepted! I’ll see you at SummerSlam, bitch!” Lesnar walks off to loud boos.
SmackDown will be on FS1 this Friday in America. The Rules of Engagement between Roman Reigns and Jey Uso will be announced.
Replays are shown of what just happened moments ago, with Brock Lesnar destroying Cody Rhodes in front of his family. Lesnar accepted Rhodes’s SummerSlam challenge. During the commercial break, Brock Lesnar returned to the ring to smash the chair on Cody Rhodes’s back once again.
Replays are shown of Matt Riddle hitting Gunther with a flying knee last week on Raw. Drew McIntyre and Matt Riddle were victorious over Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci. Gunther and Kaiser were furious with Vinci for taking the pin.
Matt Riddle vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther
Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci of Imperium are banned from ringside. They accompanied Gunther for his entrance before being sent to the back.
The bell rings, and they lock up. Riddle quickly grabs the arm, but Gunther twists out. Gunther backs Riddle to the corner and rocks his chest with a pair of VICIOUS chops. Gunther talks trash and pie faces him. Riddle fights back and goes for a guillotine. Gunther tries to get Riddle on his shoulders, but Riddle transitions into a sleeper hold attempt. Gunther flips Riddle off his back and goes for a rear naked choke. Riddle fights out and goes for an armbar. Gunther rolls Riddle up to counter it for a two-count. Gunther ducks a kick, and Riddle flips through a back suplex. Riddle catches Gunther with a flying triangle choke attempt, but Gunther fights it. Gunther powers Riddle up, but Riddle elbows him and pulls Gunther over the top rope. Riddle kicks Gunther in the chest from the apron. Riddle charges and jumps off the steel steps, but Gunther chops him out of midair. Gunther then hits a stiff scoop slam on the floor.
We come back from the break to see both men down. Moments ago, Riddle hit Gunther with a top rope superplex. Both men get to their feet and exchange STIFF chops. These are nasty! Riddle kicks Gunther’s arm away, but Gunther still chops him. Riddle knocks Gunther to the corner with an overhead kick. Riddle hits a pair of running forearms in the corner before going for an exploder. Gunther fights it and hits an uppercut. Riddle manages to catch him with an exploder before kicking him in the spine. Gunther blocks a kick and KILLS Riddle with a chop. WOW! Riddle fights back with some kicks, but Gunther continues to crush him with chops. Gunther hits a German Suplex. Riddle pops up, so Gunther decapitated him with a lariat for a near fall.
Gunther’s chest is beet red. Riddle catches Gunther with a ripcord knee before hitting a second knee to the face. Riddle knees him in the back of the head and covers for a near fall. Riddle shouts in frustration. Riddle steps on Gunther and goes to the top rope. Riddle goes for a Floating Bro, but Gunther gets the knees up. Gunther catches him with a Tyrannosaurus Dropkick and follows up with a Powerbomb for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Gunther
Gunther puts his WWE Intercontinental Championship around his waist and stands on the commentary table. Gunther says they can boo him all they want. It doesn’t change the fact that tonight is the greatest night in their sad lives. They are seeing the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time. Gunther says Matt Riddle is done. Gunther is building a legacy. If Drew McIntyre wants to ride on his coattails, he can be his guest. However, just like everyone else, he will fall victim to the Ring General. Gunther holds the Intercontinental Championship up.
Alpha Academy will battle the Viking Raiders in a Viking Rules Match. Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan will also defend the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship against Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville.
Jackie Redmond is backstage with WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan. Redmond asks what will be the deciding factor in their match against Chelsea Green and Liv Morgan. Morgan says they’re prepared for anything. They won’t back down from anyone. Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley walks up and tells Jackie Redmond to leave. Rodriguez gets in Ripley’s face and says, “Not even you.” Morgan starts to talk to Ripley, but Ripley head-butts her down. Ripley and Rodriguez begin to brawl until WWE officials pull them away. Ripley kicks Rodriguez in the knee and knocks her down. Rodriguez looks to be in a lot of pain.
The Judgment Day, consisting of “Señor Money in the Bank” Damian Priest, Finn Bálor, “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio, and Rhea Ripley, make their way to the ring. Ripley is breathing hard from the brawl she was just in. We’ll hear from them next.
The Viking Raiders and Valhalla are preparing for their match later tonight.
The Judgment Day are in the ring. Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley says the Judgment Day is stronger than ever. Did anyone ever really think they’d break up? Anyone with half a brain cell knows they’re better than everyone. They’re not fragile or shattered because someone’s ego got bruised. Now that no one can stop them, they not only run Monday Night Raw… they dominate it. Raquel Rodriguez just found that out because she is the most dominant woman here in this industry. She is unbeatable as the Women’s World Champion. Finn Bálor and Damian Priest will become World Champions. Tomorrow night, her Latino Heat, her “Dirty” Dom, will become the NXT North American Champion! The crowd loudly boos that.
“Dirty” Dominik Mysterio goes to speak, but he’s booed down loudly. Mysterio says tomorrow at NXT, he will beat Wes Lee… The crowd shouts him down. Damian Priest says all the boos won’t change the fact that “Dirty” Dom will become the NXT North American Champion tomorrow night. All those boos won’t change the fact that he is guaranteed to be World Champion. Priest tells Bálor to take it easy because he gets the first crack at Seth Rollins.
Bálor says he loves Priest. Bálor says whatever Seth Rollins has to say later, he’ll be listening. Rollins needs to remember that the issues they have will never be over until his arm is raised as the new World Heavyweight Champion. Mysterio starts to talk again, but the crowd viciously boos him down!
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens come out to the stage. A “Sami” chant picks up. Zayn says he has a pretty good relationship with the WWE Universe. Zayn knows what they like and dislike, but just to make sure they’re on the same page, he just wants to ask the fine people of Atlanta if they paid their hard-earned money to come here and listen to Dom Mysterio talk. The crowd boos. Did they pay their hard-earned money to see someone shut Dom Mysterio’s mouth for him? The crowd loudly cheers. Zayn says they’re in luck because Priest and Mysterio will battle the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions.
Priest says they’ve been focused on individual championships, but he sees two titles that would look great in the Judgment Day. If they’re so confident, why don’t they put their titles on the line? Owens rubs his eyes. A “YES” chant picks up. Zayn wants his partner to weigh in on this. Owens looks agitated after listening to the Judgment Day for the last five minutes. Owens looks surprised that Zayn wants him to comment. Zayn says, “Let ‘er rip.” Owens confirms that he can lead with his heart. Owens says he’ll put the titles on the line as long as he gets to stun Damian Priest and put his fist down Dominik Mysterio’s mouth!
We’ll hear from World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins later tonight. Becky Lynch will also be a guest on Miz TV.
Replays are shown of Rhea Ripley kicking Raquel Rodriguez in the knee a few moments ago.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan are in the trainer’s room with WWE Official Adam Pearce. The trainer says Rodriguez is technically cleared to compete, but he’d feel more comfortable with scans. Rodriguez and Morgan decline the scans. Pearce says if she is cleared, then the match is official. It is next.
Alpha Academy and Maxxine Dupri are getting fired up for their Viking Rules Match later tonight.
The WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship will be defended next.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville vs. Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan (c’s)
Liv Morgan will start the match against Sonya Deville. Deville catches Morgan with a bicycle kick at the sound of the bell. Chelsea Green tags in. Green and Deville hit Morgan with a double-team delayed vertical suplex. Green drops an elbow for a two-count. Green puts Morgan in the corner headfirst and tags Deville back in. Deville punches away at Morgan before the referee backs her up. Deville taunts the crowd. Morgan fights Green and Deville off and goes for a tag, but Deville holds her back. Morgan gets away and hits a step-up enzuigiri.
Raquel Rodriguez, who is limping from the attack by Rhea Ripley, runs over Deville before hitting snake eyes. Rodriguez picks her up and hits a fallaway slam. Green tries to get involved, but Rodriguez sends her out of the ring. Deville quickly sends Rodriguez shoulder-first into the ring post. Deville applies a single-leg crab to the injured leg. Rodriguez screams in pain and reaches for the bottom rope, but Deville pulls her away. Deville really cinches it in until Morgan hits the weakest-looking break-up I’ve seen in a while.
Morgan and Green tag in. Morgan hits a pair of shoulder tackles before avalanching her in the corner. Morgan hits a step-up knee in the corner and throws her down. Morgan comes off the second rope with a flying codebreaker. Morgan connects with Ob-Liv-ion and covers, but Deville breaks it up with a nasty knee to the face. Deville pulls Rodriguez off the apron and hits a chop block. Morgan fights Green off and rolls her up for a two-count. Deville punches Morgan in the face after Green’s kick out. Green hits the Un-Pretty-Her… but Morgan kicks out at two-and-a-half! Deville tags in. Morgan attacks Green and rolls Deville up for a near fall. Green hits a second Un-Pretty-Her on Morgan, and Deville immediately follows up with a knee to the face for the win! We’ve got new champions!
Winners by Pinfall and new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville
Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville celebrate with the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship as pyrotechnics go off. Rodriguez and Morgan sit dejected at ringside.
Replays are shown of Brock Lesnar’s vicious attack on Cody Rhodes at the start of the show.
It’s official: Brock Lesnar will battle Cody Rhodes in a rubber match at SummerSlam.
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins is preparing for an interview backstage.
Coming up next, we’ll take a look at Jey Uso’s actions this past Friday on SmackDown.
Byron Saxton is backstage with new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville. Saxton mentions they had a 2-on-1 advantage, but Deville says she doesn’t want to hear about Raquel Rodriguez’s fake injury. They’re the champions and have been champions since they first started teaming. Green says she has so many people to thank, like her fans, her family… Deville cuts her off and says they earned this victory. Green then thanks her friends from the tanning salon. Deville says they’re going to run this division. Everyone better respect them.
Video: Jey Uso attacked Solo Sikoa and superkicked Paul Heyman this past Friday on SmackDown
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins is backstage with Byron Saxton. Rollins says he has big plans for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam. The title deserves a marquee match-up. It’s a short list for the challengers, but Finn Bálor has earned a place on that list. So have Damian Priest, Drew McIntyre, and Intercontinental Champion Gunther… Finn Bálor interrupts and sends Saxton away. Bálor says he wants his rematch. He doesn’t care how many other contenders there are. The line starts with him. Rollins knows and Bálor knows that the issues between them are far from over. Rollins should do what he has to do, talk to Adam Pearce, and make the match. Rollins understands where Bálor is coming from, but he needs to stop living in the past. Bálor says he’s not living in the past. He’s living in chaos. That’s how he’ll take the title. He’ll do to Rollins what Rollins did to him. Bálor will hurt him and laugh in his face before taking his career and altering it forever.
Rollins will say this once: the World Heavyweight Championship is more than Bálor’s personal agenda. It’s bigger than both of them. If they want to settle the score, they don’t need a match for that. They can do that right here and now. Rollins tells Bálor to take his shot or get out of his face. Bálor gets up and looks down at Rollins before walking off. Rollins asks if the interview is over. All of a sudden, it looks like Bálor hit Rollins in the head with the steel chair! Bálor stomps Rollins and tells him to make the match.
The ring is decorated to look like a Viking Warship. Seriously.
Alpha Academy makes their way to the ring alongside Maxxine Dupri. They’ll be in action against the Viking Raiders in a Viking Rules Match next.
WWE Global Ambassador Titus O’Neil will be on commentary for this match.
In a Viking Rules Match, there are no rules, and falls count anywhere.
Viking Rules Match
Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) w/ Maxxine Dupri vs. The Viking Raiders (Erik and Ivar) w/ Valhalla
As the Viking Raiders make their entrance on the “bow” of the ship, Otis flips Gable onto them. Dupri then dropkicks Valhalla down. Otis attacks them, but Ivar sends him into the ring post. Erik scoop slams Ivar off the bow and onto Otis. That was a rough landing for Ivar, who had had neck issues.
The bell has rung to make this match official. Erik gets out of an ankle lock, so Gable flips off the bow onto Ivar. They send Ivar into one of the Viking shields on the apron. Otis shouts for Gable to “GET THE TABLES!” Gable gets a table out from under the ring, but Erik attacks him. Ivar knocks Otis down and avalanches him against the bow of the Viking ship. The Viking Raiders go for a double-team, but Gable gets out of it. Ivar springboards off the middle rope, but Otis catches him and hits the World’s Strongest Slam!
We come back from the break to see Erik break up a pin attempt on Ivar and give Gable a full nelson knee. Ivar takes Otis down and goes to the top rope. Ivar hits an impressive moonsault and covers, but Gable breaks it up with a moonsault! Gable then hits Ivar with a rolling German Suplex, but Erik breaks up the pin! Wow!
Valhalla sneers at ringside. Ivar rolls onto the Viking bow to recover. Gable and Erik exchange blows in the center of the ring. Erik flips Gable over, but Gable fights him off. Gable kicks him and hits the ropes, but Erik rocks him with a punch. Gable immediately answers with an exploder. Gable gets to his feet and nods to the crowd. Gable goes to the top rope and leaps three-quarters of the way across the ring with a diving head-butt! Valhalla breaks up the pin. Dupri hits Valhalla with a diving cross-body block. Gable retrieves her varsity jacket and puts it on Dupri. Dupri poses until Valhalla spears her through a table leaning in the corner!
The Viking Raiders send Gable headfirst through a pair of Viking shields. A furious Otis gets in the ring and wipes out Ivar with an elbow. Otis rolls under a clothesline from Erik and takes him down. Otis hits Ivar with a scoop slam before hitting Erik with an exploder. Otis is fired up. Otis avalanches Ivar and knocks Erik back with a head-butt. Otis hits a big powerbomb on Erik, and the crowd comes unglued. Otis hits Ivar with the Caterpillar and goes to the second rope. Valhalla slaps Otis in the face. The Viking Raiders then hit Otis with the Ragnarok (double-team powerbomb) for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Viking Raiders
Replays are shown of Bronson Reed helping The Miz pick up a victory over Tommaso Ciampa. Reed will face Shinsuke Nakamura later tonight.
Tonight’s main event will see Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn defend the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship against Damian Priest and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio.
Shayna Baszler makes her way to the ring. She’ll be in action next.
The bell rings, and Cross goes right after Baszler with punches. Baszler shoves her off and sidesteps an avalanche in the corner. Baszler applies the Kirifuda Clutch for the submission.
Winner by Submission: Shayna Baszler
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey shouts, “And the crowd goes mild!” Rousey is in one of the suites in the State Farm Arena. Rousey says Baszler has criticized her for being handed an opportunity. She didn’t go through the indies, go to the Performance Center, and work for years to make it to the main roster. Rousey instead got an Olympic Gold Medal in Judo, had an earth-shattering MMA career, and then was thrown to the wolves in WWE with no training or experience, only to emerge as a future Hall of Famer within a year. She has done everything Baszler has invested her time in and eclipsed her every time. Baszler challenges her to get in the ring. Rousey declines and invites Baszler to make her. Baszler gets in the crowd and charges toward the suite, but security stops her. Rousey says she’ll help Baszler’s career like she’s done before and actually get her booked on SummerSlam. Rousey says she’ll face Baszler in the Motor City and calls her a “bitch” before walking off.
Replays are shown of Ricochet and Logan Paul getting into a verbal confrontation last week on Raw.
Jackie Redmond is backstage with Ricochet. Ricochet says Logan Paul doesn’t get it. In the social media world, everyone is a joke to Logan Paul. However, here in WWE, Logan Paul is the joke. Last week, he brought the real fight to Paul, but he ducked out. Ricochet challenges Logan Paul to meet him in Tampa, Florida, next week. Ricochet will hurt his ego.
“The Man” Becky Lynch will be on Miz TV next.
Miz TV with special guest Becky Lynch
The Miz is in the ring and welcomes everyone to the show. Miz brags about being in a celebrity golf tournament. His guest has been on a downward spiral. Miz introduces Becky Lynch.
Becky Lynch makes her entrance. Miz says Lynch lost to Trish Stratus, lost Money in the Bank, and lost to Zoey Stark. Has The Man lost a step? Lynch throws the two chairs out of the ring and gets in Miz’s face, backing him up into the ropes. Lynch says she’s lost a lot of things this past year. One thing she hasn’t lost is a step. She’s seen this show and knows he’s going to bring out Trish Stratus and Zoey Stark. She tells him to do so before he loses his “tiny testicles.” Miz says that was a bit much and introduces Trish Stratus and Zoey Stark.
WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus and Zoey Stark make their way to the ring. Lynch shouts for Trish Stratus to give her the rematch. Stratus tells Lynch to settle down and stop being a child. She thought Rue was in the ring. Lynch tells Stratus to keep her daughter’s name out of her mouth. Miz already pointed out that she beat Lynch. Zoey Stark mentions that she beat Lynch as well. Stratus says they’re done with Lynch. They’re moving on.
There’s just one thing… Stratus wants Lynch to thank her. Lynch says she brought Stratus back. She let Stratus in, and Stratus hit her when she was at her lowest. Stratus hasn’t done as much as Lynch has. If Stratus is as good as she says, then she’ll give her the rematch. Lynch runs Stratus down until Stratus shouts that she’ll give her the rematch under a few conditions. Lynch has to go through Zoey Stark. Lynch says, “Done.” If Lynch loses to Stark, she has to thank Trish. Lynch again says, “Done.” Finally, she’ll have to get “Thank you, Trish” tattooed across her chest. Lynch says, “Done.” Stratus and Stark laugh at her.
Stratus and Stark go to attack her, but Lynch fights them off. Lynch grabs Stratus’s face mask before dropping it. Lynch punches Stratus down before knocking Stark down. Lynch puts the face mask on and head-butts Stark. Lynch stands tall.
Replays are shown of Brock Lesnar attacking Cody Rhodes at the start of the show.
Brock Lesnar will battle Cody Rhodes at SummerSlam on Saturday, August 5, from Detroit, Michigan.
Later tonight, Damian Priest and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio of the Judgment Day will battle Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship.
Shinsuke Nakamura makes his entrance. He’ll face Bronson Reed next.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bronson Reed
The bell rings, and they each avoid offense from each other. Reed soon takes Nakamura down and mocks him in the corner as he digs his foot into him. An angry Nakamura fights back and goes for a knee drop on the apron, but Reed moves. Reed then runs him over with a diving shoulder tackle off the apron.
We come back from the break to see Nakamura taking it to Reed with some stiff kicks. Reed doesn’t go down and sends Nakamura to the corner. Nakamura avoids an avalanche and takes Reed down with a dragon screw. Nakamura kicks Reed in the back of the head for a two-count. Nakamura knees him in the back and applies a chin lock. Reed powers Nakamura up and hits a Death Valley Driver for a near fall.
Reed heads to the top rope, but Nakamura kicks him in the head. Nakamura knees him in the ribs and comes off the second rope with a flying kick for a near fall. Nakamura sizes Reed up for a Kinshasa, but Reed runs him over with an avalanche. All of a sudden, Tommaso Ciampa attacks Reed and knees him in the head to knock him out of the ring.
Winner by Disqualification: Bronson Reed
Nakamura is not happy with Ciampa and kicks him down. Nakamura shouts at him and walks off. Nakamura is frustrated.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are preparing for their main event match.
Replays are shown of Tommaso Ciampa attacking Bronson Reed, costing Shinsuke Nakamura a win. Nakamura attacked Ciampa after the match.
Byron Saxton asks Shinsuke Nakamura about what just happened. Nakamura says he’s tired of everyone getting into his business.
Next week on Raw, Becky Lynch will face Zoey Stark. If Lynch wins, she’ll get a rematch with Trish Stratus. We’ll also see the return of “The Scottish Warrior” Drew McIntyre. He’ll have a face-to-face with WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther. Logan Paul will also return to the show next week.
The Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship will be defended next.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn (c’s) vs. The Judgment Day (Damian Priest and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio) w/ Finn Bálor and Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley
After the ring introductions are made, World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins runs in through the crowd, gets in the ring, and hits Finn Bálor with a suicide dive! Rollins and Bálor brawl up the ramp.
The bell rings, and Zayn and Owens attack Priest and Mysterio. Zayn is left in the ring with Priest and stomps him in the corner. Zayn chops the chest and punches away at him in the corner. Priest powers out and slams Zayn into the turnbuckles. Zayn knocks him back and hits a flying elbow to the head. Priest quickly comes back with an uppercut before putting him in the corner. Priest punches Zayn down and tags in “Dirty” Dom. Mysterio gets loud boos. Mysterio applies a side headlock to Zayn. Zayn whips him off, drops down, leapfrogs him, and clotheslines him down. Zayn wrenches the arm and tags Owens in. Zayn hits Mysterio with a drop-toe-hold, and Owens follows up with a senton splash. Owens poses and hits a second senton splash before telling Priest to “suck it.” Owens punches Mysterio to the corner and hits a Vader Bomb elbow drop for a two-count. Zayn tags back in and punches Mysterio. Mysterio pushes Zayn to the corner, and Priest tags in. Priest attacks Zayn and hits him with a right hand. Priest taunts Owens. Mysterio tags back in and comes off the second rope with a double ax handle to the arm. Zayn reverses a whip and hits a back body drop. Zayn punches Mysterio and sends him into the ropes. Mysterio quickly pulls himself out of the ring.
Zayn goes after Mysterio at ringside and bounces him off the commentary table. Rhea Ripley gets in Zayn’s face. Mysterio then hits a baseball slide. Priest comes in and hits Zayn with a vicious chokeslam on the apron.
We come back from the final break of the evening to hear the crowd coming unglued as Owens gets them fired up from the apron. Zayn fights back at Priest and desperately crawls away for a tag, but Priest stops him. Zayn tries to punch out, but Priest claps the ears. Zayn gets out of a suplex and tags Owens in.
Owens runs in and knocks Mysterio off the apron before taking Priest down and punching away at him. Owens clotheslines Priest over the top rope and knocks Mysterio to ringside. Owens runs over Mysterio with a clothesline at ringside, followed by one on Priest. Owens hits Priest with a senton splash on the floor. Owens gets on the apron and crushes Mysterio with a frog splash on the floor! Owens gets in the ring and goes for a Stunner on Priest, but Priest pushes him off. Owens sends Priest shoulder-first into the ring post and hits him with a cannonball. Owens heads to the top rope and goes for a Swanton Bomb, but Priest has the knees up. Mysterio tags in and hits Owens with a Frog Splash. 1… 2… Zayn breaks it up!
An irate Priest attacks Zayn. Zayn quickly sends Priest over the top rope. Mysterio then knocks Zayn over the top rope. A “Dom, you suck,” chant picks up. Mysterio goes after Owens. Owens goes for a Stunner, but Mysterio gets out. Owens instead catches him with a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Priest breaks up the pin at the last possible moment.
The crowd chants, “This is awesome!” Zayn and Priest tag in. Zayn chops the chest and scales the ropes for a tornado DDT for a near fall. Rhea Ripley was on the apron and would have been late breaking that up. Ripley looks exhausted with worry. Zayn goes to the top rope, but Priest cuts him off. Priest punches Owens off the apron. Priest whiffs on a kick to the skull, so he instead hits a top rope hurricanrana for a near fall! Ripley shouts at the referee.
Priest kicks away at Zayn, but Zayn knocks him back with a kick. Mysterio blind tags in. Zayn knocks Priest out of the ring. Mysterio dropkicks Zayn into position for the 619. Zayn counters with a back body drop to the floor! Owens hits Priest with a rolling senton off the apron. Zayn then takes Mysterio out with a somersault senton. Zayn gets Mysterio in the ring. Ripley sends Owens into the steel steps. Priest grabs Zayn and snaps him off the top rope. Mysterio rolls Zayn up for a near fall.
Ripley is furious and gets on the apron to yell at the referee. All of a sudden, former WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Liv Morgan runs down and pulls Ripley off the apron. Morgan attacks her and tackles her into the timekeeper’s area. Mysterio looks concerned for Mami. Zayn hits Mysterio with an exploder into the corner. Priest runs in, but Owens hits him with a Stunner. Zayn then rearranges “Dirty” Dom’s face with a Helluva Kick for the win.
Winners by Pinfall and still Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn