WWE Raw Results
October 9, 2023
Omaha, Nebraska (CHI Health Center Omaha)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Wade Barrett
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video highlights the WWE Fastlane event from this past Saturday.
The Raw video plays, and we go live into the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Michael Cole and Wade Barrett welcome us to the show. Becky Lynch will defend the NXT Women’s Championship against Tegan Nox. We’ll also see a WWE Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match with Ricochet, Chad Gable, and “Big” Bronson Reed battling to see who will face Gunther for the title next.
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his way down to the ring in a wild outfit. Rollins stands in the ring and listens to the crowd sing his song before taking a bow. Rollins welcomes Omaha to “Monday Night Rollins.” The crowd is hot for him. Rollins says he is feeling some type of way tonight. Adrenaline is a powerful thing because this past Saturday at Fastlane in a Last Man Standing Match, Shinsuke Nakamura took him to his limit. There were times in that match that he didn’t know if he’d get back up, but he did. There were times he didn’t think he’d be able to keep Nakamura down, but he did.
After the match and the entire arena was singing his song, he felt like he was on top of the world. Then he went to the back, and the adrenaline wore off, which reminded him that his back was still very broken. Rollins wants to level with the crowd. Being their World Heavyweight Champion has been one of the great honors of his career… Rollins pauses and looks down at the mat. The crowd chants, “Thank you, Rollins.” Rollins says he wants them to know that he’s just getting started. The crowd cheers, and Rollins cackles. Rollins says he’ll still be a fighting champion. He’ll take on anyone at any time and anywhere. Rollins was just hoping that maybe there’s one night where he doesn’t have to fight for his life. The crowd boos, and Rollins laughs. Rollins says they can sing a little.
Drew McIntyre’s music hits, and the Scottish Warrior makes his way to the ring. Rollins says, “You’re not here to party, are you?” McIntyre shakes his head in the negative. Rollins says McIntyre wants a World Heavyweight Championship match, and McIntyre nods. Rollins says he just wanted one night. He’s a fighting champion, so he’ll go to the back for a moment and get ready. McIntyre tells him to relax. The party is still going on. People will jump Rollins in the parking lot, in the backstage area, at his hotel… anywhere. McIntyre wants him as close to 100% as possible. McIntyre wants to face Seth “Freakin” Rollins for the World Heavyweight Championship at Crown Jewel. Rollins says he’s not used to his challengers coming to his face and challenging him. Rollins needs help. Rollins asks Omaha if they want to see Drew McIntyre versus Seth “Freakin” Rollins for the World Heavyweight Title at Crown Jewel. The crowd cheers in the affirmative. Rollins says they’ve got themselves a match.
McIntyre goes to leave, but Rollins says the party is still going on. McIntyre used to be in a band, so maybe he can sing a little something. McIntyre says he has to take care of some things in the back, but if anyone sees him partying in Omaha, they can buy him a pint or a shot. McIntyre walks off, and Rollins parties.
All of a sudden, Damian Priest attacks Rollins from behind and hits him with the South of Heaven. McIntyre is just watching from the ramp and not helping Rollins. NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio starts running down the entrance ramp with the Money in the Bank briefcase and a referee, but McIntyre stops him. Mysterio asks what he is doing. McIntyre takes the Money in the Bank briefcase and gives Mysterio a Glasgow Kiss. Priest looks furious in the ring. McIntyre throws the briefcase toward the stage and walks off. Priest is not happy. Rollins attacks Priest and clotheslines him out of the ring before shouting at him.
Kofi Kingston is warming up. He’ll face Ivar in a Viking Rules Match next.
Becky Lynch’s autobiography, “The Man: Not Your Average, Average Girl,” is coming in March 2024.
The ring is decorated with Viking shields on the apron and flags on the turnbuckles.
Replays are shown of Ivar decimating The New Day last week and sandwiching them with a moonsault.
Viking Rules Match
Kofi Kingston vs. Ivar
The bell rings, and Ivar immediately hits Kingston with a big boot. Ivar whips him to the corner, but Kingston springboards out with a cross-body block. Kingston punches away at him. Ivar gets away and charges, but Kingston pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Kingston dives over the top rope and nearly spikes himself on the head with a plancha! That was scary. The replay looked even worse. Kingston quickly gets up and celebrates. Ivar slings Kingston into the Viking shields. Ivar punches him around ringside, but Kingston leaps off the steel steps and takes him down. Kingston goes under the ring and takes out a table. Kingston leans it on the barricade. Ivar attacks Kingston and lays him on the apron. Ivar hits Kingston with an apron splash a la Big E. Ivar stands on the apron and goes to pull Kingston up, but Kingston flips him off the apron to the floor. Kingston heads to the second rope and splashes Ivar on the floor as he’s getting up. Kingston covers for a two-count. Falls count anywhere in this match.
We come back from the break to see Kingston hit Ivar with a side leg sweep off the second rope while holding the pole of a Viking flag over his throat!
Both men are down. During the break, they moved the table into the ring and leaned it in the corner. Kingston slides under the bottom rope and kicks Ivar back. Kingston leaps over Ivar and drives Ivar into a Viking shield, which snaps in two. Kingston connects with an SOS for a near fall. Kingston hits the ropes and kicks him in the chest. Kingston goes for a Boom Drop, but Ivar gets to his feet. Ivar grabs Kingston and hits a spinning slam for a two-count. Ivar sets up for a double-arm powerbomb, but Kingston fights it. Ivar fights back and hits a double-arm sit-out powerbomb for a near fall!
Ivar charges, but Kingston sidesteps him. Ivar puts the brakes on before going through the table leaning in the corner. Ivar then wipes Kingston out with a spinning heel kick. Ivar heads to the top rope. Kingston quickly gets up and hits him in the head with a shield. Kingston gets on the apron and grabs him by the beard before flipping him off the top rope and through a table set up at ringside! Wow!
All of a sudden, Valhalla jumps off the commentary table and attacks Kingston. Xavier Woods runs down, but he’s scared back by her. She charges, but he ducks to send her over the barricade. Ivar then pancakes Woods against the barricade. Kingston kicks Ivar in the face and gets him in the ring. Kingston goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Ivar counters by catching him and slamming him through the table leaning in the corner! Ivar slowly heads to the top rope and hits a moonsault for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Ivar
Ivar and Valhalla pose in the ring. Woods tends to an injured Kingston at ringside.
Byron Saxton is backstage with Shinsuke Nakamura. Saxton says this past Saturday at WWE Fastlane, he pushed World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins to his limit. How did he feel about his performance? Nakamura says nothing. Saxton asks about future plans, but he’s attacked by Ricochet. WWE officials quickly run in and pull Ricochet away from him.
We come back from the break to see Damian Priest holding JD McDonagh against the wall by his throat. The Judgment Day pulls him away. Finn Bálor tells McDonagh that he’s caused enough trouble. Priest asks Rhea Ripley and Bálor why they weren’t out there tonight. Ripley says she got them a rematch for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship next week. Priest says that’s fine, but he still wants Drew McIntyre and JD McDonagh. Ripley says McIntyre doesn’t matter. Priest still has the contract. She then gets in McDonagh’s face and says he’ll need to prove himself by facing McIntyre. A terrified McDonagh says he will. Priest says he better handle McIntyre. Priest then kicks him out of their area.
Replays are shown of the brawl that broke out at the start of last week’s Raw which saw Raquel Rodriguez, Shayna Baszler, and Rhea Ripley attack Nia Jax.
Raquel Rodriguez vs. Nia Jax
The bell rings, and Jax immediately hits Rodriguez with a Thesz Press and bounces the back of her head off the mat a few times. Jax taunts the crowd. Rodriguez punches her back and sidesteps her in the corner. Rodriguez shoulders Jax in the corner a few times before going for a scoop slam, but she can’t lift Jax. Jax clubs away at her before sending her into the ring post shoulder-first. Rodriguez falls out of the ring. Jax goes outside and pushes Rodriguez into the LED apron. She then sends Rodriguez headfirst into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Rodriguez elbow out of a waistlock, but Jax quickly flattens her with a sidewalk slam. Jax drops an elbow and taunts the crowd again. Jax applies a seated cobra clutch. Rodriguez fights up and hits a clothesline that stumbles her into the ropes. Jax rebounds, and Rodriguez takes her down with a big boot. Rodriguez tries to get Jax on her shoulders, but her back gives out. Jax hits a running avalanche and talks a little trash. Jax sends her into the ropes and hits a Samoan Drop. Jax pulls Rodriguez to the corner and sets up for a Banzai Drop. Rodriguez pops up and gets Jax on her shoulders before walking her to the center of the ring and hitting a Powerbomb! Wow!
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley runs down and attacks Rodriguez by sending her out of the ring.
Winner by Disqualification: Raquel Rodriguez
Ripley attacks Jax and floors her with a kick to the head. Rodriguez attacks Ripley and hits two short-arm clotheslines. Ripley avoids a third and head-butts her. Shayna Baszler runs to the ring and attacks Jax. Ripley pulls Baszler off and says Jax belongs to her. Ripley walks off, but Baszler turns the Women’s World Champion inside out with a German Suplex before kneeing her in the face. Baszler stands tall in the ring as Jax retreats.
Drew McIntyre is pacing backstage. World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins comes up and says WWE Official Adam Pearce made their match for Crown Jewel official. Now Rollins wants to know what the hell is wrong with him. Damian Priest was attacking him, but McIntyre did nothing. Then the Money in the Bank contract appears, so he becomes a hero when it benefits him. McIntyre says he’s not getting involved in things that don’t affect him. McIntyre doesn’t care if Damian Priest attacks Rollins, but if he wants the title, that affects everyone. He doesn’t want what happened with the Bloodline on SmackDown to happen here. Rollins says he doesn’t have to worry because the Judgment Day couldn’t take the title from him and neither can Drew McIntyre.
We’ll hear from the new Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso next.
Jackie Redmond is backstage with Shayna Baszler. She asks about all the mayhem in the Women’s Division. Baszler doesn’t care who is in the ring with her. She’s the baddest woman in that ring. No one sneak attacks her and gets away with it. Akira Tozawa walks up and then walks off.
Michael Cole is in the ring and welcomes one-half of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions, “Main Event” Jey Uso. Jey makes his way to the ring to a big ovation. Jey gets in the ring and gets the crowd moving with him. Next out is his partner, “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes. Rhodes comes out to another big ovation. The new Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions stand together in the ring.
Cole asks them how it feels to be the champions. Jey says it’s amazing. He’s a two-time Undisputed Tag Team Champion, and his partner is Cody Rhodes.
Cole says he had goosebumps calling the match on Saturday. Rhodes brought Jey back to WWE, and less than two months later, they’re Tag Team Champions. Cole asks Rhodes what this massive responsibility of defending the Tag Team Titles around the world before the greatest fans do to his original goal of finishing the story. They’ve all seen the documentary, and Cole has had long conversations with him about it. Is this going to deter him from finishing the story, or is he scared of letting people down after he failed the first time? Rhodes says Cole is right about them being Tag Team Champions and how he brought Jey Uso back. Rhodes is excited to be the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion. Cole says he won the Royal Rumble and came close to winning the WWE Championship just like his father did. Is that going to be Rhodes’s story? Rhodes thinks about it.
Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens come out to Zayn’s old music when he was with the Bloodline. Zayn says he hasn’t heard that song in a while. Everyone is obsessed with finishing the story, but Zayn wants to talk about another story. This is the story of Jimmy and Jey Uso holding the Tag Titles longer than anyone in history. Then two guys named Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens came around and won those titles in the Main Event of WrestleMania. Zayn has no love loss for the Judgment Day, but they’re one of the hottest things going. These two men beat them for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. That’s the story they’re talking about. Zayn isn’t here to take shots at Rhodes. Zayn wants to congratulate Rhodes on winning the titles. As for Jey, they’ve been through a lot. Zayn is happy for Jey that he won the titles. Zayn says this is the part where it gets complicated and messy. There are mixed emotions. While he thinks the world of them, he sees them holding the titles, and he can’t help but feel it should be him and Owens holding the titles.
Owens says he doesn’t have mixed emotions because he’s not happy to see them with the Tag Titles. Owens doesn’t care how hard they worked to do it. He wants the titles back. Owens would love to challenge them to a Tag Title match tonight. The crowd chants, “YES!” Owens says he knows if he challenges them, they won’t accept. Jey Uso can’t handle the thought of losing the titles to them twice. Rhodes steps in and says they’re all friends, or at least he thinks they are. Rhodes says they do accept and will do it tonight on Monday Night Raw! The crowd roars in approval! Owens and Zayn walk off.
Chad Gable is backstage and has Otis chopping his chest. If he’s going to beat Gunther, he has to have his body in tip-top condition. Otis says it’s time for some carnage. “Big” Bronson Reed walks up and says Gable won’t get near the Intercontinental Championship as long as he’s in the way. Reed has beaten Gable and his #1 Guy Otis. Reed tells Gable not to have his daughter watch tonight because it’ll be another heartbreaking loss for Daddy. Gable looks focused.
Ricochet starts to make his entrance, but he’s attacked from behind by Shinsuke Nakamura. Nakamura then hits Ricochet with the Go To Sleep! Nakamura sets up for a Kinshasa, but WWE officials run out to stop him.
Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso will defend the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn.
Ricochet is recovering in the ring. Replays are shown of Shinsuke Nakamura attacking Ricochet from behind.
#1 Contender’s Triple Threat Match
Ricochet vs. “Big” Bronson Reed vs. Chad Gable w/ Maxxine Dupri
The winner of this match will be next in line to face WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther.
The bell rings, and Ricochet and Gable go after Reed. Reed fights them off and avalanches Ricochet. Gable fights back and goes for a German Suplex on Reed, but Reed gets out. Reed goes for a delayed vertical suplex, but Ricochet kicks him in the midsection. Ricochet and Gable chop and stomp Reed down into the corner. They try to whip Reed to the opposite corner, but Reed puts the brakes on and sends them both out of the ring. Reed goes to the apron and jumps, but Ricochet dropkicks him out of midair. Gable goes for a German Suplex on the floor on Ricochet, but Ricochet fights it. Gable then gives him a dragon suplex onto Reed!
We come back from the break to see Reed attacking Gable on the top rope. Gable grabs the arm and stretches it over the top rope. Gable lets go and jumps on his back, but Reed smashes him into the corner. Reed sends Ricochet into Gable and avalanches them both. Reed puts Gable and Ricochet on his shoulders! Reed hits a double Samoan Drop and covers Ricochet for a near fall. Reed sets up for a powerbomb on Ricochet, but Ricochet gets out. Ricochet hits a handspring back elbow. Ricochet tries for a springboard, but Reed catches him. Ricochet fights back and dropkicks Reed out of the ring. Gable gets in the ring and attacks Ricochet. Ricochet counters a Razor’s Edge with a hurricanrana. Ricochet connects with a cross-body followed by a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Maxxine Dupri looks worried at ringside.
Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Reed and dropkicks him. Gable then hits Reed with a German Suplex! Wow! Ricochet then hits Reed with a somersault senton at ringside. Ricochet knocks Gable back and goes for a springboard cross-body block, but Gable rolls through and applies an ankle lock. Ricochet twists out and knees Gable in the face. Ricochet goes to the top rope. Gabel joins him, but Ricochet backflips through a German Suplex. Ricochet’s knee gives out on the landing. Gable quickly catches him with Chaos Theory. Reed grabs Ricochet out of the cover and slams him onto Gable! Reed squashes them both with a sandwich senton splash. Reed then heads to the top rope and hits Ricochet with a Tsunami for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: “Big” Bronson Reed
“Big” Bronson Reed will face Gunther for the WWE Intercontinental Championship next week on the Season Premiere of Monday Night Raw.
NXT Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is pacing backstage. Jackie Redmond asks where she’s at physically. Lynch says The Man has come around to Omaha. She has eleven stitches in her arm, but when you’re a fighting champion and doing it right, you’re never 100%. Lynch puts over her autobiography, which is coming out in March 2024. As for tonight, this is the biggest opportunity of Tegan Nox’s career. She better bring all she’s got. Xia Li walks up to Lynch and asks when it will be her turn. Lynch says she isn’t hard to find and walks off.
Drew McIntyre makes his entrance. He’ll face JD McDonagh next.
Drew McIntyre vs. JD McDonagh w/ NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio
The bell rings, and McIntyre steps up to McDonagh and towers over him. They lock up, and McIntyre easily powers the smaller McDonagh to the corner. McDonagh responds with a big chop to the chest. McIntyre is not pleased. McDonagh continues to chop McIntyre, who absorbs them all and gets angrier by the second. McIntyre chases McDonagh out of the ring and back in before hitting him with a massive back body drop. McIntyre connects with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre hits a second one before hitting a reverse neckbreaker. McIntyre kips up and gets fired up. Mysterio jumps up onto the apron, so McIntyre swats him away. McDonagh viciously chop blocks the knee of McIntyre a few times. McIntyre rolls out of the ring to recover. McDonagh charges him at ringside, but McIntyre turns him inside out with a clothesline on the floor. McIntyre gets McDonagh in the ring. The referee checks on him. Mysterio then sends McIntyre into the ring post. McDonagh kicks McIntyre in the face from the apron before hitting a beautiful Asai Moonsault. McDonagh gets him in the ring and comes off the top rope with a splash to the injured leg. McDonagh picks up a near fall. Mysterio tries to pull McIntyre out of the ring, but he kicks Mysterio over the commentary table. McDonagh goes to McIntyre, but McIntyre catches him with a Future Shock DDT. McIntyre goes to the corner, counts down, and crushes him with a Claymore Kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
Damian Priest is backstage and does not look happy. Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley walks up and says before he does anything, she has an idea. Ripley tells Priest to trust her.
Replays are shown of Gunther putting Tommaso Ciampa to sleep last week on Raw to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship. After the match, Imperium double-teamed Ciampa until Johnny Gargano made his return to make the save.
Earlier today, Wade Barrett interviewed Tommaso Ciampa and Johnny Gargano. Ciampa says this has been seven years in the making. DIY was bigger than them. They were made undeniable in NXT and had a lot of success. Gargano says they always wondered what it would be like if DIY was on Raw. Barrett asks if they’re going to be a team. Before they could answer, Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci viciously attacked them.
Video Package: Tegan Nox highlight reel
Jackie Redmond is backstage with Tegan Nox. Nox says this isn’t just a title match. This is her chance to show the world who the hell Tegan Nox is. Natalya walks up to her and says she was born to do this. This is Nox’s time to show Lynch what she’s all about.
Tegan Nox makes her entrance. She’ll face Becky Lynch for the NXT Women’s Championship next.
The major headlines coming out of WWE Fastlane are shown.
Ricochet is looking for Shinsuke Nakamura backstage. WWE Official Adam Pearce says Ricochet will be facing Nakamura next week in a Falls Count Anywhere Match. Ricochet is happy with that. In the background, it looks like Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley is talking with Drew McIntyre.
NXT Women’s Championship
Tegan Nox vs. “The Man” Becky Lynch (c)
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Lynch goes for a roll-up, but Nox rolls through and knocks Lynch back. Nox takes her down, but Lynch bends up. They trade takedowns before Nox applies a backslide pin for a one-count. They bridge up, and Lynch hits an inside cradle for a two-count. Nox gets out of a Bexploder and pushes her off. Lynch quickly hooks the head with a side headlock and takes her down, but Nox rolls through and applies a side headlock. Lynch fights up, but Nox soon takes her down with a shoulder tackle. Nox motions for the title. Lynch takes Nox down for a two-count. Nox rolls through and picks up a two-count. Lynch catches her with La Magistral for a two-count. Lynch then shoulder tackles her. Nox hits an arm drag, so Lynch responds with one of her own.
We’re at a stalemate here. Lynch kicks her and bounces her into the corner. Lynch talks a little trash and bounces her into two more corners. Nox reverses a whip to the opposite corner. Lynch goes for a springboard kick, but Nox blocks it and kicks Lynch’s arm which has the eleven stitches in it. Nox bounces Lynch off the turnbuckles before hitting a pair of running uppercuts. Nox connects with a snapmare, followed by a running forearm to the back of the neck for a two-count. Lynch quickly boots Nox back before putting her on the apron. Lynch forearms away at her and goes to the second rope. Nox avoids a diving leg drop, so Lynch lands on her feet. Nox snaps Lynch off the top rope. Nox goes to the top rope, but Lynch attacks her and knocks her off to ringside. Lynch hits Nox with a baseball slide. Lynch goes for a diving clothesline, but Nox moves. Nox kicks Lynch in the face and hits a cannonball off the apron! Nox gets Lynch in the ring and covers for a two-count. Lynch rolls out of the ring to recover.
We come back from the break to see Lynch teeing off on Nox with forearms and a kick. Lynch hits a running shoulder tackle. Lynch hits a running forearm in the corner and follows up with a Bexploder for a two-count. Lynch puts Nox on the apron, but Nox trips her. Nox goes to the top rope and hits a low cross-body block for a two-count. Lynch avoids a kick and rolls her up for a two-count. Lynch grabs the arm, but Nox fights it. Lynch connects with a double-arm suplex before trying for the Dis-Arm-Her, but Nox blocks it. Lynch yanks on the arm, but Nox kicks her into the turnbuckles. Nox avalanches her with a cannonball in the corner for a two-count.
Nox charges, but Lynch drops her on the apron. Nox knees her down and goes to the top rope. Lynch cuts her off and tries for a superplex. Nox slides under, but Lynch punches her away. Nox fights back and puts her in the tree of woe. Nox hits a cannonball on a prone Lynch for a two-count. Nox applies a cross-arm breaker to the injured arm, but Lynch fights out. Nox gets out of a Manhandle Slam, but Lynch elbows her back. Lynch kicks her in the face and comes off the top rope with a missile dropkick for a two-count.
The crowd is slowly getting into this. Lynch gets the crowd going and hits the ropes. Nox catches her with a fallaway slam into a bridge for a two-count. Nox goes to the second rope and jumps over Lynch. Nox avoids a Manhandle Slam and rolls Lynch up for a two-count. Lynch grabs the arm, but Nox counters into a roll-up for a two-count. Lynch kicks out and immediately transitions into the Dis-Arm-Her for the submission.
Winner by Submission and still NXT Women’s Champion: Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch celebrates with the NXT Women’s Championship. Lynch shakes hands with Nox before leaving the ring.
WWE Official Adam Pearce is backstage with Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell. Pearce says Johnny Gargano is banged up, but ok. Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley walks up and kicks them out. She wants order in the Women’s Division. She wants to face Shayna Baszler next week on Raw.
Tegan Nox is recovering backstage. Natalya walks up and says she did great, but Nox is not happy that she lost. Katana Chance and Kayden Carter come up to say she did great. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Chelsea Green and Piper Niven come up and make fun of them all. Green warns Natalya to not interfere with her again or else. Natalya asks what she’ll do. Piper Niven says Natalya will have to deal with her. Natalya tells her to name a time and place. Niven says she’ll face Natalya next week on the Season Premiere of Raw. Natalya says she’ll see her there.
The winners of tonight’s main event will face The Judgment Day with the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship on the line next week. “Big” Bronson Reed will take on Gunther for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley will battle Shayna Baszler in a non-title match. In a Falls Count Anywhere Match, Ricochet will take on Shinsuke Nakamura. All this will be on the Season Premiere of Monday Night Raw.
“Main Event” Jey Uso is warming up when Drew McIntyre walks up to him. Things get heated until Sami Zayn walks up. McIntyre walks off. Jey Uso says he appreciates Sami Zayn having his back, but it’s go time tonight. Zayn says he doesn’t need to be told twice.
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn make their entrance. They’ll face Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso for the title next.
Video Package: Ludwig Kaiser means European excellence. He’s an A+ specimen.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship
Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. “Main Event” Jey Uso and “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes (c’s)
Cody Rhodes will start against Sami Zayn. They cautiously approach one another before Zayn backs up. They lock up and tussle around the ring for position. Rhodes gets Zayn in the corner and gives a clean break. They lock up, and Zayn backs him to the corner before pretending to give a clean break. Zayn then chops the chest, which upsets Rhodes. Rhodes chops Zayn and shoves him. Kevin Owens and Jey Uso get in the ring as we head to a commercial.
We come back from the break to see Zayn come off the second rope with an elbow to Rhodes’s skull for a one-count. Rhodes tackles Zayn to his corner, and Jey Uso tags in. They circle the ring before locking up. Jey applies a side headlock. Zayn whips him off, leapfrogs him, and punches him down. Zayn chops Jey’s chest a few times before sending him into the ropes. Zayn lowers his head and eats an uppercut. Jey gets the crowd fired up.
Kevin Owens tags in and looks unimpressed by Jey’s antics. They lock up, and Owens powers him to the corner. They turn each other around a few times before Owens shoves him. They get into a hockey fight before Owens takes him down. They roll out of the ring and keep punching away at each other. They fight against the commentary table. Rhodes and Zayn try to get involved. Zayn and Rhodes begin to brawl after shoving each other. Owens and Jey continue to brawl. Owens punches Rhodes in the head and gets into the ring. Owens and Zayn stand tall in the ring and look down at their opponents, the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions. Jey gets on the apron, but Owens knocks him down. They brawl at ringside and roll over the commentary table. Rhodes and Zayn brawl as well. Rhodes sends Zayn over the table, but Zayn soon punches him back.
We come back from the final break of the evening to see Owens applying a rear chin lock to Jey in the center of the ring. The order has been restored during the commercial break. Jey fights up, but Owens takes him down and hits a senton splash for a two-count. Owens tells Jey to “suck it” before stomping him. Owens heads to the top rope, but Jey stuns him with a kick to the face. Jey tries for a superplex, but Owens fights it. Owens head-butts Jey to knock him to the canvas. Owens connects with a Swanton Bomb for a near fall. Owens immediately crawls over and punches away at him. Owens pulls him to his feet, but Jey responds with some right hands. Owens sends him into the ropes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Jey gets out. Jey superkicks him, so Owens superkicks him back. Jey hits two superkicks, and Owens floors him with a clothesline as he himself goes down.
They get to their feet, and Jey superkicks Owens down again. Rhodes and Zayn tag in. Rhodes hits a pair of clotheslines. Zayn reverses a whip, but Rhodes forearms him down. Rhodes slingshots over him and hits a snap powerslam. Rhodes gets the crowd fired up. Rhodes connects with the Cody Cutter for a near fall. Rhodes sets up for Cross Rhodes, but Zayn rakes the eyes. Zayn goes for a Blue Thunder Bomb, but Rhodes flips through. Rhodes goes for the Cross Rhodes again, but Zayn gets out and hits a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall.
Both men take a few moments to recover. Rhodes drops down and uppercuts him. Rhodes charges, but Zayn hits an exploder into the turnbuckles. Zayn sizes Rhodes up in the corner and charges for a Helluva Kick, but Rhodes counters with a Cross Rhodes! 1… 2… Kevin Owens breaks up the pin. Owens clubs away at Rhodes and rolls to his corner. They trade punches before Rhodes sets up for a Pedigree. Zayn counters out with a back body drop.
Owens and Jey tag in. Owens blocks a superkick and goes for a Stunner, but Jey shoves him off. Owens blocks a superkick and superkicks him twice. Jey responds with a superkick that drops Owens. Jey covers for a near fall. Jey heads to the top rope for an Uso Splash, but Owens moves. Owens drops Jey with a Stunner! 1… 2… Rhodes breaks up the pin. Rhodes and Jey roll out of the ring to recover. Zayn catches the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions with a somersault senton. Owens gets Jey in the ring and goes for another Swanton Bomb, but Jey gets the knees up. Jey superkicks Owens. Zayn runs in and eats a superkick. Rhodes then grabs Zayn and hits Cross Rhodes. Jey and Rhodes hit Owens with a double superkick. Jey lifts Owens for a flapjack as Rhodes hits a Cody Cutter for the win!
Winners by Pinfall and still Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: Jey Uso and Cody Rhodes
Jey Uso and Cody Rhodes will next defend their Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship against The Judgment Day’s Finn Balor and Damian Priest next week on the Season Premiere of Monday Night Raw.
Back to live action, Rhodes and Jey stand tall. They shake hands with Sami Zayn and hug him. Owens gets in the ring and shakes hands with Rhodes. Owens looks over Jey before finally shaking his hand and hugging him. Owens endorses Jey by raising his arm in the air as the show goes off the air.