WWE Raw Results
October 30, 2023
Greenville, South Carolina (Bon Secours Wellness Arena )
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.
“THIS IS MY BRUTALITY!”
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley makes her way to the ring alongside NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh. Ripley welcomes everyone to Monday Night Raw, the show that the Judgment Day runs. They have proved it every week. It’s not just a saying. They’ve taken care of every single Superstar that has stood in their way. Last week, Damian Priest absolutely shattered Cody Rhodes’s ankle. That’s just the beginning. Tonight, her “Dirty” Dom, her Latino Heat, is going to put down Ricochet and remind him not to disrespect the Judgment Day. Then we have JD McDonagh, who is going to remind Seth “Freakin” Rollins exactly what it feels like to be an enemy of the Judgment Day.
As for Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre, they’ve got some decisions to make. Whichever one decides to make the right deal with the Judgment Day will determine who is walking out of Crown Jewel as a loser like the rest of the people or the World Heavyweight Champion. Speaking of Crown Jewel, she’ll be stepping into the ring with four of the baddest women in WWE. For her, that’s just another opportunity to prove to everyone who is the most dominant woman in the WWE. She’ll prove why Mami is always on top.
Sami Zayn’s music hits to interrupt the Eradicator of the Judgment Day. A loud “Sami” chant picks up. Zayn says he knows he wasn’t invited out here, but he’s sick of hearing her talk about the power of the Judgment Day and how they have all the championships. He’s tired of hearing about how the Judgment Day runs Monday Night Raw. Zayn is going to tell her something about him as if they don’t know from fighting him for the last six months. Zayn’s entire career has seen him fight people who think like the Judgment Day and think all that matters is power. They think they can do whatever they want in the name of power. If that’s the name of their game, that’s fine. They need to understand that his game is rebellion and resistance. It doesn’t matter if he has to fight them all by himself, as long as there is a breath of air in his body, he will fight! Zayn is FIRED UP. Another “Sami” chant picks up. Zayn will fight the Judgment Day and everything they stand for until the Judgment Day is no more.
Ripley cackles into the microphone. She says it’s hilarious that he can resist all he wants… it doesn’t matter. They don’t need the numbers when it comes to him. If management says it’s okay, he can go one-on-one against Damian Priest. Mysterio starts to talk, but the crowd viciously boos him. Mysterio says they should teach Zayn a lesson right now.
The three square off against Zayn, but Ricochet runs down to help out. Ripley backs Mysterio and McDonagh off. The Judgment Day leaves the ring without incident. McDonagh charges Ricochet, but Ricochet easily sends him over the top rope. Mysterio goes for a cheap shot, but he falls to his rear end when Ricochet turns on him.
NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio w/ Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley and JD McDonagh vs. Ricochet
We join this match in progress to see Ricochet take Mysterio down with a handspring head-scissor takeover and a dropkick for a one-count. Ricochet punches away at Mysterio and chops the chest. Rhea Ripley shouts to Mysterio from ringside. Ricochet sends him into the ropes, but Mysterio holds on. Mysterio drops Ricochet on the apron and blocks a kick before pulling him crotch-first into the middle rope. Mysterio then kicks Ricochet off the apron to the floor.
Mysterio goes outside and drives Ricochet sternum-first into the commentary table. Mami is happy. Mysterio gets Ricochet in the ring and shoulders him in the corner. Mysterio whips Ricochet hard sternum-first into the turnbuckles. Mysterio stomps him down in the corner and taunts the crowd. Mysterio gets him to his feet and whips him hard into the opposite corner. Mysterio goes for another whip, but Ricochet twists to the apron before kicking him in the face. Ricochet comes off the ropes, but he lands on his feet when Mysterio moves. Ricochet hits a backflip dropkick and an enzuigiri. Ricochet follows up with a northern lights suplex before floating over into a suplex. Ricochet hits a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Mysterio rolls out of the ring to recover. Mysterio gets up, and Ricochet immediately wipes him out with a suicide dive!
We come back from the break to see Mysterio applying a rear chin lock to Ricochet. Ricochet fights up and elbows out. Mysterio quickly cuts him off with a kick to the midsection and starts up the Three Amigos. One amigo… two amigos… three amigos! Mysterio hits a catapult into the second rope and signals for a 619. Ricochet ducks a 619 and connects with a handspring back elbow.
Both men are down. Ricochet gets to his feet and punches away at Mysterio. Mysterio reverses a whip, but Ricochet catches him with a hurricanrana into the corner. Ricochet hits a running shoulder before heading to the top rope for a diving cross-body block. Ricochet follows up with a springboard moonsault off the middle rope for a near fall. Ricochet lifts Mysterio, but Mysterio rakes the eyes. Mysterio connects with a blockbuster and heads to the top rope. Mysterio lands on his feet when Ricochet moves. Ricochet then takes him down with a superkick. Ricochet pulls Mysterio into position and climbs to the top rope. Ripley gets on the apron to distract the referee. McDonagh goes for a cheap shot, but Ricochet jumps at him, landing on the apron. Mysterio pulls Ricochet into the ring with a roll-up and gets his feet on the ropes for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio
An irate Ricochet superkicks JD McDonagh out of the ring and hits Mysterio with the Recoil. Ricochet goes to the top rope, but Ripley pulls Mysterio out of the way. The Judgment Day heads up the ramp.
Video Package: DIY highlight reel
Alpha Academy makes their way to the ring. They will face the debuting Creed Brothers next.
Video Package: Raquel Rodriguez says none of the women she’s facing at Crown Jewel have the drive and determination she has. She may be an underdog, but that will make it even sweeter when she takes them down.
The Creed Brothers accepted an open challenge from Alpha Academy.
Video Package: The Creed Brothers highlight reel
Tag Team Match
Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) w/ Akira Tozawa and Maxxine Dupri vs. The Creed Brothers (Brutus and Julius Creed) w/ Ivy Nile
Julius and Brutus Creed look fired up to be on Raw. Ivy Nile looks close to tears making her entrance with them.
Chad Gable starts against Julius Creed. They start doing some mat wrestling with takedowns. Gable hits an arm drag, but Julius catches him with one shortly after. They lock up, and Gable hooks a side headlock. Gable takes him down with a drop-toe-hold and applies a front facelock. Julius powers Gable up in position for a delayed vertical suplex from the seated position. Julius gets to his feet and tags in Brutus Creed. Julius hands Gable off in suplex position to Brutus, who completes the vertical suplex. WOW.
Otis tags in and squares off against Brutus. Brutus grabs a waistlock, but Otis slings him off. Otis viciously takes Brutus down and sends him to the corner. Brutus sidesteps an avalanche and comes off the second rope with a double ax handle. Julius tags in. The Creed Brothers send Otis to the corner, but he pops out and hits a double clothesline. Gable tags in and hits a diving double clothesline. Gable and Otis hit the Creed Brothers with stereo exploder suplexes and pose!
We come back from the break to see Brutus applying an armbar to Gable. Gable fights up, so Brutus sends him into the ropes. Gable picks the leg and applies an ankle lock. Brutus counters into a roll-up for a two-count. Brutus lifts Gable and hits a modified Angle Slam for a two-count. Gable grabs Brutus and connects with a nasty German Suplex.
Julius and Otis tag in. Otis runs through the Creed Brothers and hits a double clothesline. Otis gives them each a scoop slam before crushing Julius with a short-arm clothesline. Otis avalanches Julius in the corner and rips his shirt off. Otis connects with a Caterpillar Elbow Drop for a near fall. Otis grabs Julius and goes for a World’s Strongest Slam, but Julius gets out and hits a nasty knee to the jaw. Brutus tags in and hits a double sledge to the chest. Julius hits a splash, and Brutus follows up with a standing moonsault for a two-count. Gable runs in and takes Julius over the top rope with a running cross-body block. Otis and Brutus square off. Otis absorbs a few lariats from Brutus. Brutus rolls and gets to the second rope. Brutus dives, but Otis catches him and hits the World’s Strongest Slam. 1… 2… Julius breaks it up with a 450 splash! Gable then splashes everyone with a moonsault!
Maxxine Dupri gets on the apron, but Ivy Nile pulls her down. Nile gets on the apron, but Dupri pulls her down. Akira Tozawa steps between them, so Nile hits him with a German Suplex on the floor! Gable is knocked out of the ring. Otis clotheslines Brutus down, but Julius is the legal man. Julius gets Otis in the electric chair! Brutus comes off the top rope with a Brutus Ball! Wow! Julius covers for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The Creed Brothers
Alpha Academy shakes hands with the Creed Brothers and holds their arms in victory.
Replays are shown of Cody Rhodes running down with a taped ankle last week on Raw to try to attack Damian Priest.
The Judgment Day Locker Room
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Finn Bálor and Damian Priest are backstage. The New Day comes in dressed as the New Judgment Day. They’re not happy that Balor and Priest don’t have candy for them. They bump into Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley, NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio, and JD McDonagh on the way out.
Bálor says he was happy Mysterio won his match, but what happened after was not good. Mysterio says that Ricochet will pay for what he did. Damian Priest says that never would have happened if the entire Judgment Day was out there. Ripley says they have other business to attend to. Priest says there is a lot going on this week. He’ll beat Cody Rhodes at WWE Crown Jewel. Then maybe he’ll cash in on Seth “Freakin” Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Roman Reigns, or even LA Knight. Still, they’re supposed to be equals, and he is not happy that she made a match for him against Sami Zayn. Ripley said she only did that because he is the Punishment of the Judgment Day. Priest says this night isn’t about him but rather the Judgment Day because they run this place.
The Miz makes his way to the ring. He’ll host WWE Intercontinental Champion “The Ring General” Gunther on Miz TV next.
Video Package: Nia Jax says she’s squashed everyone since coming back to WWE. She’ll show the world she’s the most dominant woman on Raw and will be the next Women’s World Champion at WWE Crown Jewel.
Rhea Ripley will defend the Women’s World Championship against Nia Jax, Raquel Rodriguez, Shayna Baszler, and Zoey Stark at WWE Crown Jewel.
Miz TV w/ Special Guest WWE Intercontinental Champion “The Ring General” Gunther
The Miz is in the ring, which has carved pumpkins on a table ahead of Halloween tomorrow. Miz welcomes everyone to Miz TV. Since the announcement of Bash in Berlin, he wanted to get the biggest superstar he could. Making his WWE talk show debut, Gunther… only Gunther doesn’t come out. Miz tries again to no avail. Miz wonders if he needs to say it in German.
Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci of Imperium walk out. Kaiser says the Ring General isn’t coming out just because Miz wants him to. Miz is everything that is wrong with the WWE Universe today. Miz embodies everything they despise. He is nothing but a clown. Miz says he’s been called a lot of things, but he’s never been a sidekick. That makes Vinci the third wheel. Vinci says Miz was a sidekick to Maryse on Total Divas. Miz makes fun of the fact that Vinci never talks. Miz corrects him that it was Miz & Mrs, and Vinci should be happy to be yelled at by someone as hot as Maryse. Instead, he’s yelled at by Kaiser. Vinci goes to give a rebuttal, but Kaiser cuts him off and says he only talks when he is told by him.
WWE Intercontinental Champion “The Ring General” Gunther finally comes to the ring. Gunther says he is not Miz’s guest. He is here to make some things clear to Miz. First, it’s 2023, and he’s still doing talk shows? Second, the mat is sacred to him. Everything Miz does in the ring is beneath him. Miz is beneath him. Gunther says he does not respect the Miz. Miz says that was a heck of a way to break the ice, but he’s heard that all before. Miz says he interviewed an invisible John Cena in this ring that was more entertaining than Gunther. Miz is the biggest Superstar that WWE has. Gunther says that’s exactly the issue with the Miz. When the bell rings, it doesn’t matter how entertaining he is. When it gets serious, that’s when it matters what kind of wrestler you are. That’s why Miz is hosting a talk show, and Gunther is the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time.
Miz says he can be serious when he wants to be. He was serious when he beat Randy Orton for his first WWE Championship. He was serious when he beat John Cena in the main event of WrestleMania. He was serious when he won his second WWE Championship a decade later. Miz will say the next part slowly: he was serious when he took that title on Gunther’s shoulder and made it the most relevant title in WWE. He’d have no problem doing it again.
Gunther laughs and asks if Miz is serious. Gunther says Miz is one of the greatest sports entertainers in history. He’s all about creating memorable moments. They can make a Miz TV moment he’ll never forget. Kaiser takes one of the pumpkin decorations and smashes it. Gunther asks if Miz will do something about it. Kaiser throws a chair out of the ring. Miz attacks Kaiser and Vinci before Gunther chops him down. Gunther stands over Miz. Gunther says Miz is not in his league. Miz looks fired up. Gunther turns his back on him, so Miz gets up and attacks him. Kaiser and Vinci grab Miz and hold him up. Gunther crushes Miz with a big boot to knock him out of the ring. Miz retreats as Imperium stands tall in the ring.
DIY makes their entrance. They’ll face Kaiser and Vinci of Imperium next.
Next summer, Germany will hold a major WWE PLE in 2024 at the Mercedes Benz Arena. Bash at Berlin is coming on August 31, 2024.
Raw General Manager Adam Pearce’s Office
The Miz barges into Adam Pearce’s office and says this was the most humiliating moment of his career. Is he really going to let them do that to a future first-ballot Hall of Famer? Miz wants a match against Gunther for the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Pearce asks why he would give him that match. Miz wants to go over his accolades, but Pearce cuts him off. Pearce will give him a chance at a title match against someone else looking for an opportunity. Bronson Reed walks in. Miz quietly says that Reed already lost his opportunity, but Pearce shrugs. Miz says he’ll be taking the Intercontinental Championship.
Tag Team Match
DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) vs. Imperium (Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci)
Johnny Gargano starts against Giovanni Vinci. Gargano quickly takes Vinci down with a hurricanrana and chops the chest. Tommaso Ciampa tags in. DIY hits a double-team kick to the head. Gargano tags in and hits a basement dropkick. Ciampa tags back in and hooks a side headlock. Vinci backs him into the ropes and punches out. Vinci sends him into the ropes and blocks a kick before clotheslining him down. Ludwig Kaiser tags in and blocks a boot from Ciampa. Vinci punches Ciampa in the face and taunts the crowd. Kaiser sends Ciampa into the ropes. Gargano tags in, and DIY hits some double-team offense on Kaiser. Gargano knees Vinci off the apron and hits a suicide dive. DIY poses on the apron.
Gargano forearms Vinci in the face before turning into a running European Uppercut from Kaiser. Vinci hits Gargano with a back suplex on the apron. Kaiser dropkicks Gargano off the apron.
We come back from the break to see Kaiser turn Gargano inside out with an inverted German Suplex. Gargano gets Kaiser and Vinci out of the ring. Vinci pulls Gargano back, but Gargano hits an enzuigiri. Gargano goes for a tag, but Kaiser pulls Ciampa off the apron. Kaiser catches Gargano with a beautiful tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Gargano eventually fights back with a DDT.
Ciampa and Kaiser tag in. Ciampa hits a pair of clotheslines on Kaiser before hitting Vinci with a clothesline. Ciampa hits them both with corner clotheslines before taking them down in the center of the ring with a double clothesline. Ciampa sends Kaiser into the ropes and pummels him with a Lou Thesz Press. Ciampa punches Kaiser in the face and hits a reverse DDT for a two-count. Ciampa goes for the Fairy Tale Ending, but Kaiser gets out. Kaiser shoves Ciampa to the corner and hits a rolling Death Valley Driver. 1… 2… Gargano breaks it up. Vinci runs in, but Gargano takes him down and kicks him in the face. Kaiser kicks Gargano in the head. Ciampa rolls Kaiser up for a near fall. Ciampa stands Kaiser up and kicks him. Ciampa hits the ropes, but Kaiser takes him down. Vinci tags in. Imperium sets up for an Imperium Bomb, but Ciampa fights out.
Vinci chops Ciampa’s chest and scales the ropes for a moonsault block, but he crashes and burns when Ciampa moves. Ciampa connects with a knee to the face. Gargano tags in. DIY hits Meet in the Middle (running superkick/knee combo) for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: DIY
Ludwig Kaiser looks absolutely disgusted with Giovanni Vinci.
Shinsuke Nakamura video promo
Shinsuke Nakamura says he’s still looking for his next sacrifice. Does he have to find them, or will they find him? What are they afraid of? Poke the lion. That’s what a hero does. Nakamura is waiting.
Candice LeRae makes her entrance alongside Indi Hartwell. She’ll face Xia Li next.
Video Package: Xia Li highlight reel
Replays are shown of Xia Li attacking Candice LeRae backstage last week on Raw.
Candice LeRae w/ Indi Hartwell vs. Xia Li
The bell rings, and LeRae takes it to Li with some punches to the corner. LeRae punches her down and backs up. LeRae avalanches her and hits a snapmare. LeRae follows up with a step-up senton splash for a two-count. Li rolls to the apron and sweeps the feet. Li swings her around and punches her in the face before chopping the chest. Li puts the apron over LeRae’s head and knees her. Li gets in the ring, but she runs into a boot from LeRae. LeRae rolls Li up for a one-count. Li knees LeRae in the face and follows up with a nasty spin kick called Sudden Impact. Li shouts at the crowd. Li tries to lift LeRae, but she’s dead weight. The referee checks on LeRae. LeRae slowly gets to her feet, but her knees are wobbly. LeRae falls down. The referee backs Li up and calls for the bell. The referee has determined that Candice LeRae cannot continue.
Winner by Referee’s Decision: Xia Li
Indi Hartwell gets in the ring to check on Candice LeRae. A referee and a trainer run down to the ring to check on LeRae. LeRae waves them off. Xia Li stands tall, and the crowd is absolutely silent.
Sami Zayn is walking backstage when he’s greeted by “Main Event” Jey Uso. Jey wishes him luck against Damian Priest tonight. Zayn thanks him for having his back.
Jackie Redmond walks up and asks to speak to Jey Uso. She asks about losing to Damian Priest last week. Jey says Sami Zayn will handle business tonight, while Cody Rhodes will handle business at Crown Jewel. Jey wants to team up with Cody one more time for the Tag Team Titles. Jey will go see what Miss Rhea Ripley thinks about it. Jey says, “YEET,” and walks off.
Video Package: Shayna Baszler says the four women she’ll face on Saturday at WWE Crown Jewel don’t know how much damage she can dish out.
Candice LeRae, who still looks loopy, has some ice on her neck. A WWE trainer is backstage with her, as are Indi Hartwell, Tommaso Ciampa, and LeRae’s husband Johnny Gargano.
Video Package: Drew McIntyre highlight reel. He cannot forget what the Bloodline did to him. Saturday is everything for him. Seth “Freakin” Rollins broke his back trying to keep his championship. McIntyre is willing to break it for him. In 2020, Rollins was his first title defense. At Crown Jewel, he’ll be Rollins’ last.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins will defend the World Heavyweight Championship against Drew McIntyre this Saturday at WWE Crown Jewel.
Coming up next, World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins will have his first singles match on WWE Raw in four months.
Video Package: Zoey Stark will be the hunter, and the other women will be her prey. She’ll prove she is the most dominant woman in WWE when she wins the Women’s World Championship.
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins welcomes Greenville to Monday Night Rollins. Rollins gets the crowd fired up. Rollins says he’s feeling like getting a little loose out here tonight. He’s graciously agreed to beat the bejesus out of the Judgment Day’s bad boy JD McDonagh tonight. He’ll do that in preparation for this Saturday night at Crown Jewel. It’ll be Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Drew McIntyre for the World Heavyweight Championship. He’s a fan of McIntyre, so he’ll say this as respectfully as he can. After hearing what McIntyre said a few minutes ago… “Boo freakin’ hoo you big Scottish baby.” Everyone was suffering in 2020. People had it a lot worse than McIntyre. They didn’t know when they’d get their next paycheck, groceries, or their loved ones. Some never got to. Sorry if Rollins doesn’t feel sorry that he didn’t win the WWE Championship the way he dreamt it.
McIntyre can blame the Bloodline for his failures and shortcomings. McIntyre can cry him a river and get in line with guys like Sami Zayn and Cody Rhodes. They’re not asking for any pity. McIntyre was a hell of a champion. This Saturday at Crown Jewel, if he can take the title from him, he’ll be the first man to shake his hand and call him “champ,” just like he did in 2020. Rollins isn’t the same guy he beat back then. The Messiah is long gone. He’s no longer the Architect. There’s a reason the people sing his song.
JD McDonagh attacks Rollins from behind and punches away at him! The referee pulls him off, but McDonagh gets away and punches away at Rollins again. The referee backs McDonagh up and checks on Rollins. Rollins wants to start the match.
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. JD McDonagh
The bell rings, and Rollins immediately big boots McDonagh down. Rollins sends him out of the ring and punches away at him. Rollins chops the chest and smacks the back. Rollins bounces him off the apron. Rollins follows him around ringside and throws him into the barricade. Rollins puts McDonagh in the ring, and McDonagh is begging him off. Rollins approaches him and blocks a kick. Rollins chops the chest. McDonagh goes for a chop, but Rollins avoids it and chops him down. Rollins smiles at the crowd as McDonagh writhes in pain. Rollins puts him in the corner and bounces him off the top turnbuckle. Rollins sends him into the ropes and connects with a back body drop. Rollins grabs him by the beard and pulls him up. Rollins turns him inside out with a whip to the corner. McDonagh lands on the apron and snaps Rollins off the top rope before hitting a slingshot senton. McDonagh attacks Rollins in the corner and chokes him with his boot. The referee admonishes McDonagh. McDonagh chokes Rollins on the middle rope and gets in the referee’s face. McDonagh punches Rollins down a few times. Rollins responds with some right hands and a chop. McDonagh connects with a jawbreaker and sends him into the ropes, but Rollins holds on. Rollins elbows him and his a NASTY back body drop over the top rope! Rollins gets the crowd fired up and sends McDonagh over the commentary table with a big suicide dive! Rollins stands on the table as the crowd sings to him.
We come back from the break to see McDonagh applying a waistlock. Rollins fights up and elbows him in the head to get out. McDonagh shoves him to the corner, but Rollins catches him with an STO into the turnbuckle. Rollins punches McDonagh back and chops him. Rollins goes wild with some chops before having a whip reversed. Rollins holds on and hits a pair of short-arm clotheslines. Rollins kicks him and takes him down with another clothesline. Rollins hits a running forearm followed by an avalanche attempt, but McDonagh moves. Rollins clotheslines him. McDonagh counters out of a suplex and comes back with a roll-up for a two-count.
Rollins connects with a Sling Blade, followed by a running knee for a near fall. Rollins goes to the corner and sizes him up for a Stomp, but McDonagh moves. McDonagh gets out of a Pedigree and viciously head-butts Rollins down. McDonagh heads to the top rope for a moonsault, but he lands on his feet when Rollins moves. Rollins goes for a Pedigree, but McDonagh hits a back body drop. Rollins bridges up and goes for a Pedigree, but McDonagh gets out again. Rollins charges, but McDonagh counters with a standing Spanish Fly for a near fall!
McDonagh grabs Rollins and sets up for a powerbomb. Rollins gets out and hits a Buckle Bomb! Rollins heads to the top rope, but “Señor Money in the Bank” Damian Priest comes down with a referee! Rollins goes for a Frog Splash, but McDonagh gets the knees up and rolls him up for a two-count. Priest stands at ringside. Rollins crotches McDonagh on the top rope and stares at Priest. McDonagh knocks Rollins away, but Rollins comes back with a beautiful top rope back superplex!
Rollins’s back is hurt. Rollins shouts at Priest. McDonagh goes for a Pedigree on Rollins, but Rollins gets out and counters into a Pedigree. Rollins follows up with a Stomp and stares at Priest as he makes the cover.
Winner by Pinfall: Seth “Freakin” Rollins
Rollins gets out of the ring and in Priest’s face. Rollins dares him to make a move. Priest holds the briefcase up and says it is inevitable. Rollins warns him to not waste his chance on him. Priest walks off and stares at Rollins.
Raw General Manager Adam Pearce is backstage with Ricochet. Pearce says he saw what happened tonight, but he wants to give him an opportunity at the Intercontinental Championship. Ricochet says he still has a bone to pick with “Dirty” Dom. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Chelsea Green and Piper Niven walk up to him. Green is dressed as Bret “Hitman” Hart and Niven is Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, Natalya’s late father. Green is not happy about the Trick or Street Fight Match, but Pearce waves them off. Pearce turns to see Ivar and Valhalla standing there. They want to talk about the Intercontinental Championship. They’ll be in his office. Pearce says, “I need a drink!”
Natalya makes her entrance dressed as a provocative bunny.
The WWE Crown Jewel Kickoff Show will see Sami Zayn face JD McDonagh.
Jackie Redmond is backstage with “The Man” Becky Lynch. It’s been a few days since she lost the NXT Women’s Championship. Lynch says she’s a little lighter on the waist and heavy on the heart. If someone was going to take the title from her, it had to be someone with a passion like Lyra Valkyria. Lynch isn’t afraid of losing. That’s why she defended that title more in the short time she had it than Rhea Ripley and Roman Reigns.
Xia Li charges in and asks if Lynch is scared of her. She wanted a shot at the title, but Lynch lost it. Lynch says they can fight right now if she wants. Li says, “We will but on my time.” Lynch wonders when her time is because it’s been three weeks.
Trick or Street Fight Match
Natalya vs. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Chelsea Green w/ Piper Niven
The ring is surrounded by carved pumpkins and tables with Halloween treats. Green takes Natalya down and slams a pie into her face. Green covers for a two-count. Green throws a candy corn kendo stick in the ring. Natalya hits her in the ribs with it and hits a Discus Clothesline over the barricade. Green comes back by hitting her with a trash can lid. Green and Niven reposition a table. Green hits Natalya with the lid again and puts her on the table. Green gets on the barricade and goes for a cannonball, but she crashes and burns through the table when Natalya moves. Natalya gets Green in the ring, but Green rolls out and retreats up the ramp. Natalya grabs her and puts her in an apple tub. Natalya then punches Niven, who is dressed like her father, and goes for a Sharpshooter. Green walks up, but Natalya takes her down and goes for a double Sharpshooter. They fight out and knock Natalya down. Green grabs Natalya and brings her to a table. Natalya lifts a pumpkin and waits patiently for Green to hit her. Green picks up a pumpkin, and Nikki Cross is underneath. Green is scared, and the pumpkin lands on her head. Green stumbles and trips. Natalya comes up, but Green sends her into the steps.
Green puts Natalya on the top rope and dumps out a bag of candy corn as if it’s thumbtacks. Natalya comes back and powerbombs Green on the candy corn for a near fall. How corny. Natalya applies a Sharpshooter, but she releases it when Niven gets on the apron. Green accidentally hits Niven with a pie. Natalya knocks Niven off the apron. Green then hits Natalya with the Un-Pretty-Her and, mercifully, this match is over.
Winner by Pinfall: Chelsea Green
Video Package: NXT Champion Ilja Dragunov vs. Carmelo Hayes at NXT Halloween Havoc
Video: Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley says the Fatal 5-Way has everything to do with her. This is her chance to beat every one of the top females in this division. She’ll claim this as Mami’s show. At Crown Jewel, she’ll prove that she’s the most dominant woman on Raw. She will stay as the Women’s World Champion.
The commentators run down the WWE Crown Jewel card for this Saturday.
Damian Priest and Sami Zayn make their respective entrances. The main event is next.
Next week on Raw, we’ll have an Intercontinental Championship #1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way Match. Ricochet will battle The Miz, “Big” Bronson Reed, and Ivar. We’ll also see Akira Tozawa battle Shinsuke Nakamura.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion “Señor Money in the Bank” Damian Priest vs. Sami Zayn
The bell rings, and Priest quickly takes Zayn down. Zayn fights back with a flying elbow for a one-count. Priest rolls out of the ring, so Zayn follows. Priest attacks him and whips him into the barricade, but Zayn jumps to the top of the barricade and hits a moonsault block. Zayn gets Priest in the ring and charges, but Priest kicks him down. Priest sends him into the ropes and hits a clothesline. Priest kicks Zayn in the chest a few times before punching him in the face. Priest whips Zayn to the corner and avalanches him. Priest connects with a Broken Arrow for a near fall.
Zayn pulls himself up and knocks Priest back. Zayn boots him in the head and chops the chest. Zayn scales the ropes and hits a tornado DDT to knock Priest out of the ring. Zayn goes for a somersault senton, but Priest moves. Zayn puts the brakes on. Zayn jumps off the steps, but Priest grabs him by the throat and hits South of Heaven on the apron.
We come back from the final break of the evening to see Zayn springboard over Priest and connect with a lariat.
Finn Bálor and NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio run down. Priest goozles Zayn and goes for South of Heaven, but Zayn rolls him up for a two-count. Zayn punches Mysterio off the apron. Priest hits the Reckoning, which is really just the Cross Rhodes. Priest smiles and pulls his straps down. Priest goes for a Razor’s Edge, but Zayn gets out. Priest misses an avalanche. Mysterio punches Zayn down as Bálor distracts the referee.
“Main Event” Jey Uso runs down and clotheslines Mysterio on the ramp. Jey punches Bálor down and fights Mysterio off. Priest attacks Jey getting in the ring. Jey superkicks Priest down. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Damian Priest
Bálor and Mysterio attack Zayn and Jey. The crowd EXPLODES when “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes comes out limping. Rhodes charges the ring and attacks Priest. Rhodes boots Priest out of the ring. Rhodes follows him and bounces him off the commentary table. In the ring, Jey and Zayn fight off Bálor and Mysterio. Jey superkicks Mysterio, and Zayn follows up with a clothesline over the top rope. Zayn and Jey wipe out Bálor and Mysterio with a stereo somersault senton/plancha combo.
Rhodes clears the commentary table and pulls Priest up. JD McDonagh runs down and pulls Priest away before sending him away. Zayn then gives McDonagh a Helluva Kick! Rhodes tells Zayn to bring him McDonagh. Rhodes gives McDonagh the Cross Rhodes on the commentary table!
Rhodes grabs a microphone, but he drops it. The crowd chants, “One more time!” Rhodes gets back on the table and hits McDonagh with another Cross Rhodes on the table!
Rhodes picks the microphone up, and the crowd is chanting his name. Rhodes gets in the ring. Priest is standing on the stage and shouting at Rhodes. Rhodes says Priest tried to take him out, but he was unsuccessful. Rhodes got back up, which is what his story is. What is Priest’s story? Priest is within a whisper of immortality with his briefcase, yet he’s not the leader of the Judgment Day. Priest walks behind Bálor, Ripley, and even Dominik Mysterio. When you think it’s somebody else, it’s always Cody Rhodes. Rhodes is back on his path. This Saturday at Crown Jewel, his path goes straight through Priest!