WWE Monday Night RAW 05 20 2024

WWE Raw Results
May 20, 2024
Greensboro, North Carolina (Greensboro Coliseum Complex)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Pat McAfee
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com

“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

Video: IYO SKY drove up to the arena in a beautiful blue BMW earlier today. Her Damage CTRL cohorts met her. Later in the day, Lyra Valkyria showed up. Gunther and Jey Uso are shown arriving separately as well.

WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn makes his way to the ring to a huge ovation. Sami Zayn will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Chad Gable and “Big” Bronson Reed in a Triple Threat Match this Saturday.

Zayn stands in the ring and listens to a loud “Sami” chant. Zayn is pumped up and welcomes everyone to Monday Night Raw. We are five days away from King and Queen of the Ring, live from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He finds himself in a Triple Threat Match against “Big” Bronson Reed and Chad Gable for his Intercontinental Championship. Zayn was asked why he was putting his title up in a Triple Threat where the champion is at a disadvantage. He can lose the title without being pinned or submitted. Zayn has two different issues and wants to deal with them together. On the one hand, there is a very personal issue with Chad Gable. You don’t German Suplex a man out of his wife’s arms in his hometown in front of his 78-year-old father and not expect anything to happen. Gable has an ass-kicking coming. As for Bronson Reed, it’s not personal. Reed doesn’t care about Zayn’s family or Chad Gable. He just wants the title.

This is an interesting match. It’s a fight between the mind, the body, and the soul. The mind is Chad Gable, one of the most manipulative, crafty superstars of all time. The body is the strength and unmatched brute force of Bronson Reed. The soul is Sami Zayn. If he’s putting his money on either mind, body, or soul, he’s taking soul every time. That soul is why he’s holding the title. That’s why he was able to beat the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time at WrestleMania. That’s why at King and Queen of the Ring, he’ll still walk out as the Intercontinental Champion.

Chad Gable, flanked by Maxxine Dupri, Otis, and Akira Tozawa, comes out. Gable cannot believe he was called manipulative. Did he manipulate Zayn into beating Gunther at WrestleMania? No, he coached him into winning the title. Gable says he is too damn nice. Gable has been too nice to Zayn and too nice to the three clowns behind him. Take Maxxine, for example. She should be in Saudi Arabia on Saturday in the Finals of the Queen of the Ring, but she blew the opportunity. Gable calls her a failure. As for Tozawa, he did 0% of the damage Gable asked him to do against Bronson Reed. Failure! That brings him to Otis. An “Otis” chant loudly picks up. Last week against Sami Zayn, Otis proved once again why he is the biggest disappointment on the planet.

Zayn says he’s heard enough from Gable. Zayn has a question, but not for Gable. It’s for the Alpha Academy. How much longer are they going to deal with Gable’s crap? Gable tells Zayn not to talk to the Academy. Zayn is just trying to drive a wedge. His journey is to reestablish respect for the Alpha Academy. Gable is sick and tired of listening to Zayn talk about his heart and soul. In Saudi Arabia, he doesn’t have to pin Zayn to win the championship, but he’s going to pin him. A “You suck” chant picks up. Gable says he’s taking Zayn’s soul.

Zayn says Saudi Arabia isn’t for another five days. Tonight, they’re in Greensboro, North Carolina. Last he checked, they’re scheduled for a one-on-one competition tonight. Zayn and Gable are dressed and ready to go. Let’s do this right here and now. Gable obliges.

Non-Title Match
WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn vs. Chad Gable w/ Alpha Academy

The bell rings, and they lock up. They wrestle against the ropes for position. Zayn punches Gable back and sends him into the ropes for a clothesline. Zayn bounces Gable in the corner and comes off the second rope with a flying elbow to the head. Zayn chops the chest and sends him into the ropes, but Gable holds on. Zayn quickly charges and clotheslines him over the top rope. Alpha Academy helps him up, but Gable violently shakes them off.

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Back from the break, Gable is hitting Zayn with some stiff crossface forearms to the face. Gable connects with a snap suplex and saunters around the ring. Gable goes to the top rope for a flying head-butt, but Zayn moves out of the way. Zayn pulls himself to his feet and punches away at Gable. Gable reverses a whip, but Zayn springboards over him and hits a clothesline. Zayn goes for a Blue Thunder Bomb, but Gable punches out of it. Gable approaches the ropes, but Zayn pulls him back for another attempt. Gable gets out of it and connects with an exploder suplex. Gable chokes Zayn on the middle rope and releases before the referee disqualifies him. Maxxine threatens to slap Zayn while the referee is distracted but can’t bring herself to do it. Gable yells at her and asks why she can’t take direction.

Gable approaches Zayn in the corner, but Zayn elbows him back. Zayn hits a boot and charges, but Gable wipes him out with a shoulder tackle. Gable sneers at Alpha Academy. Zayn puts Gable in the corner and punches away at him. Zayn then climbs to the second rope and hits the ten punches. Gable drops down and rolls out of the ring. Zayn follows him, but Gable puts Maxxine between them. Gable gets in the ring, so Zayn follows. Gable stomps away at Zayn and chokes him with his boot. Gable distracts the referee and calls for Tozawa to hit Zayn. Tozawa also cannot bring himself to do it. Gable is disgusted with him. Gable shouts that Maxxine and Tozawa are failures and ejects them from ringside. Maxxine and Tozawa sadly walk off.

Zayn pulls Gable back as he shouts at Alpha Academy and connects with a Blue Thunder Bomb for a near fall. Gable rolls out of the ring at the feet of Otis. A replay shows the Blue Thunder Bomb, and an Uncle Howdy QR code flashes on the screen.

-Commercial Break-

We return from the break to see Gable hit Zayn with a pair of German Suplexes. Zayn fights out of a third with some elbows to the face. Zayn then hits Gable with a German Suplex. Zayn pulls him up and hits a second German Suplex. Gable elbows out of a third one, but Zayn ducks an elbow and connects with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Otis is pacing at ringside.

Zayn backs up to the corner and sizes Gable up. Zayn charges, but Gable picks the leg and quickly applies the Ankle Lock. Zayn yells in pain and tries to crawl to the bottom rope. Zayn is successful in getting the rope break. Gable throws Zayn out of the ring and distracts the referee. Otis approaches Zayn, the third Alpha Academy member to do so. Otis balls up his fist and looks at it. Otis nearly pulls the trigger, but he holds himself back. Gable is furious. Gable gets Zayn in the ring and gets in Otis’s face. Gable connects with a STIFF slap to Otis’s face. Otis is not happy.

Gable grabs the Intercontinental Championship and gets in the ring. Zayn quickly catches Gable with an exploder into the turnbuckles. Zayn backs up to the corner to set up for a Helluva Kick, but Otis pops up on the apron and hits Zayn with a lariat! Gable is pleased as he charges and hits Zayn with Chaos Theory for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Chad Gable

Chad Gable celebrates in the center of the ring. Otis is clearly not pleased with his actions. Gable then stands in front of Otis to make sure he has all the spotlight.

Michael Cole and Pat McAfee discuss the strange QR codes that have been appearing on screens in the last month.

Video: IYO SKY says she’s been champion of the world, but now she’s ready for her crown. Damage CTRL took over SmackDown. Once she’s Queen, everyone on Raw will have no choice but to bow down, especially Lyra Valkyria. Lyra is soaring now, but she’s flown too close to the sun. She’s the genius of the sky. Soon, she will be Queen of the Ring.

Later tonight, in a Queen of the Ring Semifinal Match, IYO SKY battles Lyra Valkyria. In the King of the Ring Semifinals, “Main Event” Jey Uso will take on Gunther. The Awesome Truth will defend their World Tag Team Championship against The Judgment Day. There will also be a Tag Team Fatal 4-Way to determine the next #1 Contenders for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship.

Backstage Segment

Bron Breakker is shown walking backstage. He’ll make his Raw in-ring debut next.

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Backstage Interview

Jackie Redmond is backstage with Alpha Academy. Chad Gable looks extremely pleased. Redmond asks about Otis’s involvement, but a crash is heard off-screen. The camera quickly runs over. We see Cruz Del Toro on the ground, holding his wrist in pain. The LWO is around him and panicking. Raw General Manager Adam Pearce appears to calm everyone down and tells the camera to get out of there.

Bron Breakker vs. Kale Dixon

The bell rings, and Breakker does not look pleased with his competition. Breakker turns his back on his opponent and fires himself up. Breakker head-butts the turnbuckle pad and absolutely annihilates Dixon with a vicious spear! Breakker stares down at his prey. Breakker sends Dixon out of the ring and exits on the opposite side. Breakker then charges with incredible speed around ringside and CRUSHES Dixon with a Spear on the floor! Breakker pulls his straps down and pulls Dixon into the ring by his hair. The referee forces Breakker to let go and checks on Dixon. Referee Rod Zapata calls off the match and awards it to Breakker. The crowd boos.

Winner by Referee Stoppage: Bron Breakker

Breakker is irate at the referee’s decision. Breakker hits the ropes a few times as the referee helps Dixon up. Breakker then crushes Dixon with yet another Spear. Breakker sends Dixon out of the ring and grabs the top half of the steel stairs. Referees and producers run down and stand in the way. Breakker puts the steps down and grabs a steel chair. Dixon’s head rests on the steel steps, so Breakker smashes the chair onto his head and the steps! Raw General Manager Adam Pearce cannot believe what he is seeing. EMTs run a stretcher down to ringside.

-Commercial Break-

Video: Replays are shown of the vicious and merciless beating of Kale Dixon by Bron Breakker. During the commercial break, Dixon was taken out by stretcher.

Backstage Segment

EMTs are bringing Kale Dixon to the ambulance via stretcher. Kiana James comes up to Pearce and asks how she can help, but she is clearly doing it to make herself look good and not out of concern for Dixon. Pearce dismisses her. Pearce looks over and shouts for Bron Breakker to come up to him. Pearce asks Breakker what he was thinking. Breakker says Pearce cannot control him. Pearce didn’t book him in King of the Ring. That’s on Pearce. Breakker walks off. Dixon is loaded into the ambulance. Pearce shouts for the ambulance to get moving.

Video: A recap of the Queen of the Ring Quarterfinal Matches from last week’s Raw. IYO SKY defeated Shayna Baszler to advance. Lyra Valkyria also defeated Zoey Stark to advance in the tournament. Sky and Stark will battle in the Queen of the Ring Semifinals tonight.

Gorilla Position

Lyra Valkyria is warming up in the Gorilla Position. Women’s World Champion Becky Lynch comes up to her to get her pumped up. Valkyria says she’s got this before making her entrance.

Queen of the Ring Tournament
Semifinal Match
Lyra Valkyria vs. IYO SKY

The bell rings, and they lock up. Sky takes Valkyria down, but Valkyria quickly pops up and appears to be limping. Sky does a cartwheel to celebrate. Sky kicks Valkyria in the midsection and applies a side headlock. Valkyria takes her down and rolls her up for a two-count. Valkyria applies a side headlock, but Sky shoves her off. Valkyria slingshots over Sky and does a cartwheel. Valkyria twists around Sky and rolls her up for another two-count. Valkyria runs to the corner and comes off the second rope with a cross-body block. Valkyria picks up yet another two-count.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Valkyria applying a waistlock. Sky charges the ropes and dives through to snap Valkyria onto the ropes. Sky goes for a leaping kick, but Valkyria avoids it. Sky quickly snaps her off the top rope and takes it to her. Sky covers for a two-count. Sky bounces Valkyria off the middle turnbuckle and stomps her. Sky gets her in the corner and hits a slingshot double knee attack for a near fall. Sky chokes Valkyria on the bottom rope and shouts at her.

Sky sets up for a German Suplex, but Valkyria fights out. Sky quickly knees her in the midsection and hits a double underhook backbreaker. Sky covers: 1… 2… Valkyria kicks out. Sky sits on Valkyria’s back and applies a straightjacket submission. Sky releases when it’s clear this move doesn’t have the leverage she needs to get a submission. Sky covers a few times, but Valkyria kicks out each time. Sky boots Valkyria a few times, but Valkyria blocks one and crushes the Genius of the Sky with a German Suplex.

Valkyria pulls herself to her feet and charges for a pair of clotheslines. Valkyria hits a kick combination, ending with a step-up enzuigiri that knocks Sky out of the ring. Valkyria hits the ropes and catches Sky with a sliding dropkick. Valkyria gets her back in the ring and comes off the top rope with a cross-body block. Valkyria connects with a fisherman’s suplex for a two-count. Valkyria lifts her, but Sky slides off and pulls her down by the hair. Sky hits a running meteora for a two-count. Sky slaps the mat in frustration. Valkyria does a standing switch from a waistlock and rolls her up for a two-count. Valkyria applies a beautiful pendulum submission, rarely seen in WWE, and transitions into a pinning attempt for a two-count. Sky quickly applies a crossface, but Valkyria counters out with a pin for a two-count.

Sky knocks her to the corner and charges, but Valkyria drops her on the apron. Sky punches her back and hits a springboard missile dropkick. Sky hits a double knee attack against the ropes and heads to the top rope. Valkyria pulls her off the top rope and goes for a tornado DDT, but Sky gets her hung up on the ropes. Valkyria falls out of the ring to recover. Sky kicks her back from the apron and hits an Asai Moonsault.

-Commercial Break-

We return from the break to see Sky and Valkyria exchanging forearms in the center of the ring. Valkyria attacks her with some wild forearms. Sky elbows her and rolls her up before hitting a nasty double stomp to the midsection for a near fall. Sky is bleeding from the nose. Sky charges for a double knee attack, but Valkyria avoids it. Valkyria quickly spikes her on the head with a tornado DDT. Valkyria connects with a fisherman’s buster for a near fall. Valkyria cannot believe it.

Valkyria sneers at Sky and lifts her. Sky slides off and bends her like an accordion with a German Suplex. Sky hits a running meteora in the corner and steps on her as she heads to the top rope. The scrappy Valkyria quickly grabs Sky’s foot to stop her trip to the top. Valkyria stands on the second rope and lifts Sky, but Sky slides off and smashes her with a powerbomb! Sky is too exhausted to follow up. Sky gets to her feet and steps on Valkyria before heading to the top rope. Sky goes for the Over the Moonsault, but she lands on her when Valkyria moves. Valkyria lifts her for a Nightwing, but Sky slides down. Valkyria quickly sits on the shoulders and cradles her for the win! Lyra Valkyria is going to the Queen of the Ring Tournament finals!

Winner by Pinfall: Lyra Valkyria

IYO SKY is in disbelief that she lost that match. Lyra Valkyria will face the winner of Bianca Belair versus Nia Jax this Saturday at King and Queen of the Ring.

Jackie Redmond gets in the ring to congratulate Lyra Valkyria. IYO SKY runs up and yells at her in Japanese before storming off. Redmond says emotions are running high. Could Valkyria imagine heading to the Queen of the Ring Tournament finals just three weeks after debuting? Valkyria cannot believe she beat a former WWE Women’s Champion. It’s not about how you get the job done as long as you believe you can. She is one Nightwing away from being the Queen of the Ring.

Backstage Segment

World Tag Team Champion R-Truth is talking nonsense about the Hokey Pokey to Pete Dunne and Tyler Bate of New Catch Republic. The Miz walks up, and the New Catch Republic walks off. Miz says they need to focus on the Judgment Day. R-Truth says he’s got it figured out. He talked to his good buddy Andre the Giant. He’s got their back. The Miz says Andre passed away 30 years ago. R-Truth is confused before saying, “Trust me.” The Miz says they could use Andre the Giant in spirit tonight. R-Truth asks who he is talking to.

Backstage Interview

Kayla Braxton is backstage with Ilja Dragunov. Dragunov is unhappy about losing in the King of the Ring Quarterfinals. There is no shame in losing to a man who refers to himself as the “Main Event.” His opponent is the person who sets the bar. You need to break yourself to beat him. He’s talking about Gunther. Ricochet walks up to Dragunov and says they set the bar really high. Just because Dragunov got the best of him once, it’s not over by a long shot. All of a sudden, Bron Breakker spears Ricochet through a road crate! Breakker stands over him as referees run over to help.

-Commercial Break-

Video: Replays of Bron Breakker spearing Ricochet through a road crate moments ago are shown.

Backstage Segment

Trainers are tending to Ricochet. Raw General Manager Adam Pearce stands by with Ilja Dragunov. Pearce does not look happy. Dragunov is bizarrely rubbing his wrist.

Video: A recap of the King of the Ring Quarterfinal Matches from last week’s Raw are shown. Gunther defeated Kofi Kingston to advance. “Main Event” Jey Uso was victorious over Ilja Dragunov. Gunther will battle Jey Uso in the King of the Ring Tournament Semifinals.

Earlier today in the empty arena…

“The Ring General” Gunther stood in the empty arena earlier today. Gunther says he made fun of Jey Uso for his simple gestures for simple people, but he has turned himself into a star. The people will fill Jey with delusions tonight, but the bad news is Gunther is going to drag them to reality. Tonight, it’s not about who the most exciting act is. It’s about who the better professional wrestler is. He is already the General of this sacred ring. He is soon to be the King of the Ring.

Video: Replays show the Judgment Day becoming the #1 Contenders for the World Tag Team Championship last week on Raw.

The Judgment Day Clubhouse

World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest is pepping up Finn Bálor and JD McDonagh. Priest approaches Carlito and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio. Priest says he heard what Carlito did to Cruz Del Toro. Del Toro is going to be out for a while, meaning LWO will be pissed and looking for him. Carlito says he’s trying to lay low until the heat dies down. Priest asks if he missed the sign that says “APA.” They’re not his personal protection agency. Mysterio reminds Priest that Carlito came through last week. Priest tells Carlito to keep earning his keep. They start to walk off, leaving Priest and Bálor alone. Bálor wishes Priest was out there with him tonight. They bump fists, and Bálor walks off. Carlito asks Priest if he saw the New York Knicks game. It was a tough break. Priest asks what’s wrong with him and walks off. Carlito shouts and asks if they’re still cool.

In the arena, World Tag Team Champions The Awesome Truth make their way to the ring. They’re in their 44th day as World Tag Team Champions. They’ll face the Judgment Day next.

-Commercial Break-

Video: Footage of Baron Corbin is shown at the PBA Playoffs over the weekend. Pat McAfee hilariously breaks down Corbin’s first throw.

Backstage Segment

Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark are standing backstage when Sonya Deville, who hasn’t been seen in months, approaches them. She wants to talk to them, but Baszler says they aren’t interested in what she’s selling. They walk off.

World Tag Team Championship
The Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth) (c’s) vs. The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor and JD McDonagh) w/”Dirty” Dominik Mysterio

Raw’s ring announcer Samantha Irvin does the introductions in the ring to give this a big fight feel.

The Miz will start the match against Finn Bálor. They lock up, and Bálor wrenches the arm. Miz rolls through and twists the arm. Bálor quickly punches him in the midsection and puts him in his corner. JD McDonagh tags in and stomps Miz down. McDonagh has a whip reversed, and Miz turns him inside out with a kitchen sink knee to the midsection. R-Truth tags in. Miz kicks McDonagh in the face, and R-Truth follows up with a twisting leg drop. R-Truth does a leaping split and clotheslines McDonagh in the corner. Miz tags back in, and he punches McDonagh down. Miz starts up the IT Kicks. Miz backs up and charges to hit his patented corner clothesline. Miz boots Bálor down on the apron and rolls McDonagh up for a two-count. McDonagh gets out of a Skull Crushing Finale. Miz boots him back. “Dirty” Dom distracts the referee, and Bálor uses the distraction to take Miz down. McDonagh shoulders Miz in the corner and poses with Bálor.

-Commercial Break-

Back from the break, McDonagh attacks Miz and picks up a two-count. McDonagh applies a front facelock and cinches it in. Miz fights up and stomps the foot. McDonagh holds Miz back from making the tag. Miz is fingertips away. McDonagh powers him to the corner, and Miz’s momentum knocks Bálor off the apron. Miz charges, and they take each other out with a double clothesline.

R-Truth and Bálor tag in. R-Truth hits the pair of shoulder tackles and a back suplex powerbomb a la his “childhood hero” John Cena. Bálor kicks R-Truth away before he hits a 5 Knuckle Shuffle. R-Truth applies an STF, but McDonagh breaks it up. Miz runs in, but McDonagh sends him out of the ring. R-Truth sends McDonagh over the top rope. Bálor rolls R-Truth up for a two-count. Bálor quickly follows up with a Sling Blade. McDonagh tags in. They send R-Truth into the ropes, but R-Truth kicks Bálor away. R-Truth hits McDonagh with a back suplex powerbomb. Miz sort of hits Bálor with one as well. The Awesome Truth then hits the Judgment Day with stereo 5 Knuckle Shuffles.

Carlito quickly runs down, but he’s knocked away. Miz hits Bálor with a plancha. R-Truth lifts McDonagh, but he slides off and rolls R-Truth up for a two-count. R-Truth takes him out with a Lie Detector and covers. 1… 2… Carlito puts McDonagh’s foot on the bottom rope to break the pin. Mysterio gets on the apron to distract the referee… but Braun Strowman’s music hits. Carlito approaches Strowman, but Strowman easily swats him away. Strowman chases McDonagh around the ringside. McDonagh runs into the ring, and R-Truth hits him with the Attitude Adjustment for the win!

Winners by Pinfall and still World Tag Team Champions: The Awesome Truth

Strowman celebrates with The Awesome Truth. R-Truth embraces Strowman, thinking he is Andre the Giant.

Backstage Segment

Women’s World Champion Becky Lynch is celebrating with Lyra Valkyria, who just defeated IYO SKY to advance to the Queen of the Ring Finals. Lynch pumps her up and says she’s got this. Valkyria walks off and stops in front of Liv Morgan. Morgan sarcastically congratulates her on the win. Morgan talks about how Becky Lynch snuck up and attacked her last week while they were talking. Morgan pretends Lynch is behind Valkyria and blindsides her with a right hand. Valkyria doesn’t go down and is not happy. Morgan walks off.

-Commercial Break-

Locker Room Segment

WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn is deep in thought in the locker room. “Big” Bronson Reed walks up to him. Reed tells him not to worry about Chad Gable and his mind games. All they are is games. All he cares about is business. Violence is how he makes his money. He will use his body as a weapon and get his biggest payday yet. Reed walks off.

Zayn turns and sees Otis standing there. Zayn says he expected more from Otis. He expects that crap from Gable but not Otis. Zayn wants to know if Otis is proud of himself. Otis apologizes to Zayn. Zayn says he knows he is sorry because he’s a good guy. Chad Gable is not a good guy. He knows the position Otis is in. Zayn has been in those shoes. The sooner Otis stops listening to Gable and starts listening to the people, the better off he will be. Zayn walks off, and the crowd chants for Otis.

Women’s World Champion Becky Lynch addresses Liv Morgan

Women’s World Champion “The Man” Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring. She’ll put the Women’s World Championship on the line this Saturday against Liv Morgan. A “Becky” chant picks up. Lynch shouts, “The Man has come around to Greensboro, North Carolina.” In five days, she’ll defend her title against Liv Morgan at King and Queen of the Ring. They have a lot of history together. They’ve fought side by side, in honor and bad blood. In all the times they’ve fought, Morgan has never beaten her. Now, they are dealing with a very different Liv Morgan. Morgan is hellbent on revenge. She’s hitting people from behind and bailing on fights. Morgan thinks this strategy will be what it takes to beat her.

Liv Morgan’s music interrupts. Morgan walks out to the stage. The way Lynch is gaslighting the WWE Universe is insane. Lynch punched her in the face last week, so she retaliates and is now the bad guy? Then, Damage CTRL came out to attack Lynch, so she left because it had nothing to do with her. That makes her scared to fight? Morgan barely cares about the other women and Lynch. All she cares about is completing the Liv Morgan Revenge Tour. Lynch laughs into the microphone. Lynch commends her on finding purpose after ten years. Lynch has known her purpose since she was fifteen years old. She wrote a New York Times Bestselling Book about her purpose. She wanted equality, to change the game, break glass ceilings, and main event WrestleManias. After 22 years, her purpose remains the same: she wants to leave this place better than she found it. Morgan’s purpose is revenge. If she gets it, what happens next?

Morgan says Lynch is delusional. Lynch hasn’t done all of the things she thinks she has. Lynch is the most selfish person in this company. Lynch doesn’t care about the fans or the company. All Lynch has ever cared about is herself. If the people can’t hear her, it’s because they have their heads up Lynch’s ass. Morgan thanks Lynch for asking her about something other than herself. After ten long, hard years in WWE, she’ll finally sit where she belongs, at the top of the division as the new Women’s World Champion.

Lynch is not happy she brought the people into this. Morgan cannot trick the people. They know she gives her best, and her body is on the line for them. They are all here. Lynch is looking for a fight. If Morgan thinks she’s worthy of being the champion, then she should come down here and fight her. Morgan heads to the ring before backing up. Morgan cackles into the microphone. Morgan says Lynch looks stupid. Morgan is going to do the smart thing and wait for Saturday. Then she’ll fight her and become the new Women’s World Champion. Morgan says, “Cry about it.”

The Judgment Day Clubhouse

Damian Priest demands an explanation for what happened. Priest told Carlito to handle his keep. “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio says JD McDonagh was supposed to handle Braun Strowman. McDonagh asks what Mysterio wants from him. Priest tells McDonagh to go to Adam Pearce and ask for a match against Braun Strowman next week. Priest says he doesn’t recognize them anymore and walks off. Finn Bálor calls after him, but Priest doesn’t return. Bálor says Priest is right. The wheels are coming off. McDonagh needs to talk to Pearce.

Dakota Kai and Kairi Sane of Damage CTRL head to the ring for a Tag Team Fatal 4-Way #1 Contenders’ Match.

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Trainer’s Room

The WWE doctor is checking on Xavier Woods and clears him for action. Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods celebrate. Kingston leaves the room. Karrion Kross and Scarlett walk up to Woods. Kross reminds Woods that there is always more time to turn things around. They walk off, and Woods looks confused.

#1 Contenders’ Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match
Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai and Kairi Sane) vs. Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark vs. Maxxine Dupri and Ivy Nile vs. Kayden Carter and Katana Chance

Ivy Nile will start against Kairi Sane. They each approach an enemy corner too closely. Shayna Baszler and Kayden Carter both tag in. The match immediately breaks down with everyone charging the ring and hitting a move. They mistime a move where Maxxine had to wait for Sane to clothesline her. Nile holds Sane up with a vertical suplex before Carter and Chance kick her down. They hit a Keg Stand to the floor! Carter gets Stark in the ring for a two-count.

-Commercial Break-

Back from the break, Maxxine goes on a hot streak against Sane. Carter tags in off Sane and takes Maxxine down. Maxxine gets the better of Carter before Carter takes her down. They hit Maxxine with the After Party. Kai blind tags in and gets Carter and Chance out of the ring. Kai covers Maxxine, but Baszler and Stark break it up. We get a Tower of Doom spot from one corner. Chance then hits Stark with a top rope hurricanrana onto Baszler!

Maxxine gets in the ring and gets the crowd going. Maxxine hits a Reverse Caterpillar Elbow Drop on Kai for a near fall. Sane hits Maxxine, who is applying a submission to Kai, with an In-Sane Elbow. Sane tags in, and Baszler locks her in a Kirifuda Clutch. Stark tags in off Sane. Baszler and Stark hit a double-team toss into a knee to the face for the win.

Backstage Interview

Kayla Braxton is backstage with Ludwig Kaiser. She asks if The Ring General is overlooking Jey Uso. Kaiser says Gunther is superior to everyone. He hopes Jey takes the loss better than Sheamus. Sheamus is nothing more than a keyboard warrior. Sheamus’s career is going to end at home, or he’ll come back just for Kaiser to put him down like Old Yeller. Kaiser walks off.

Drew McIntyre comes up to Braxton. McIntyre wonders what he’s doing here. Adam Pearce, in his infinite wisdom, chose not to book one of his biggest superstars. The people want Drew McIntyre, so he’ll give it to them. Let’s talk about that paper champion Damian Priest. Priest cannot run over him, but he got his World Title rematch. McIntyre plays chess, and Priest plays with his guyliner. Priest is spreading himself too thin, like Seth Rollins. Soon, he’ll beat Priest like Rollins.

-Commercial Break-

WrestleMania 41 is coming to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on Easter weekend 2025.

Backstage Segment

Chad Gable is trading stories with the Creed Brothers when Otis approaches him. Gable sends the Creed Brothers away and tells them to think about what he said. In the background, Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark are seen talking to Sonya Deville. Gable is happy to see Otis and refers to him as his #1 Guy again. Otis says he apologized to Sami Zayn, but Gable thinks he’s just trying to soften Zayn up before Saturday. Gable makes Otis say he’ll get the Intercontinental Championship no matter what.

The commentators talk about the card for King and Queen of the Ring.

Backstage Segment

“Main Event” Jey Uso puts over his main event match with Gunther. They have unfinished business. He almost had Gunther the last time they faced. Gunther will catch a YEET-down, and Jey will catch a crowd. Jey bangs on the garage door, and it raises up for him. Jey is pumping himself up and walking backstage. Jey walks through the corridor and into Gorilla Position.

We follow “Main Event” Jey Uso into the arena for his entrance. The fireflies are out and celebrating with him! Awesome!

Gunther makes his entrance. The main event is next!

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King of the Ring Tournament
Semifinal Match
“Main Event” Jey Uso vs. “The Ring General” Gunther

The bell rings, and they stand across the ring from one another. Uso charges, and they lock up. Gunther powers him against the ropes and gets him in the corner. Gunther viciously chops the chest three times. Uso fights back with some right hands that knock Gunther to the corner. Uso climbs to the second rope and unloads with some fast right hands. Uso backs up and continues to rock the Ring General with punches in the center of the ring. Uso does some theatrics and takes Gunther off his feet with a right hand. Gunther rolls out of the ring to recover. Uso hits the ropes and connects with a suicide dive.

Uso gets Gunther back into the ring and goes to the top rope. Gunther avoids him, so Uso lands on his feet. Gunther immediately sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Gunther snaps Uso’s arm off the ring post and pulls him to the ringside area. Gunther whips him into the ring steps. Gunther applies a hammerlock and drives him shoulder-first into the LED barricade. Gunther sends him once again into the ring post and gets into the ring to break the count. Gunther lifts Uso and drops him on the barricade on his bad arm. Gunther dumps him into the timekeeper’s area and gets in the ring. There is a nasty welt on Uso’s chest.

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We return from the final break of the evening to see Gunther working over Uso’s arm. Uso tries to fight up, but Gunther strikes him down. Uso lays in some right hands, but Gunther grabs the injured arm and uppercuts it. Gunther continues to take it to the injured arm. Uso is writhing in pain on the mat. Gunther viciously bends the arm back before hitting an armbreaker. Gunther heads to the top rope, but Uso pops up and punches him. Uso holds his shoulder in pain and notices his punch from his injured arm wasn’t enough. Uso head-butts Gunther and climbs to the second rope for a superplex. Gunther fights him off and applies a key lock to the bad arm. Uso powers out with a Samoan Drop off the second rope!

Uso heads to the top rope and hits a diving cross-body block. Uso covers 1… 2… Gunther kicks out. Uso starts to punch Gunther with his left hand, his weaker side but stronger than his injured right. Gunther cuts him off with some chops, but Uso starts asking for more. Uso fights back and floors Gunther with a step-up enzuigiri. Gunther blocks a superkick and hits a nasty chop. Gunther hits the ropes, but Uso intercepts him with a superkick for a near fall.

Uso slowly gets to his feet, and the crowd is buzzing for him. Uso stuns Gunther with a superkick as he’s getting to his feet. Uso wildly stomps away at the Ring General in the corner. Uso bends over in pain from his injured right arm. Gunther then wipes him out with a Tyrannosaurus Dropkick. Gunther quickly follows up with a Powerbomb! 1… 2… Uso kicks out! Gunther immediately transitions into an armbar. Uso manages to twist out. Uso ducks a right hand and goes for a spear, but Gunther kicks him. Gunther goes for a sleeper hold, but Uso kicks back and covers for a two-count. Gunther quickly attacks and hits a German Suplex. Gunther immediately heads to the top rope and hits a diving splash! 1… 2… Uso just barely kicks out. Gunther pulls him up and hits a vicious short-arm lariat. 1… 2… Uso once again kicks out! Gunther is shocked.

Gunther pulls Uso up by the hair and absolutely lays a chop into the chest. Ouch. Gunther shouts at him as he pulls him back to his feet. Gunther somehow hits a harder chop that sounded like it caved Uso’s chest in. Gunther pulls him back up, but Uso slaps him in the face. Gunther is irate and wildly chops away at the Yeeter of Worlds before backing up. Uso hits Gunther with a Spear! Gunther grazes the referee down as he hits the mat. Uso connects with an Uso Splash and covers, but the referee is still recovering! The referee comes to and starts counting: 1… 2… Gunther kicks out!

Gunther gets to his feet and wildly clubs away at Uso’s chest. Gunther applies an overhead wrist lock/sleeper hold combo. The referee checks on Uso and determines he has passed out, so he calls for the bell. Gunther advances to the finals!

Winner by Referee Stoppage: “The Ring General” Gunther