WWE Monday Night RAW 06 10 2024

WWE Raw Results
June 10, 2024
Toledo, Ohio (Huntingdon Center)
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.

We go live at the Huntingdon Center in Toledo, Ohio. Earlier today, Bron Breakker was filmed entering the arena. Ilja Dragunov is also shown arriving. Damage CTRL, featuring IYO SKY, Dakota Kai, and Kairi Sane, is shown walking around. Lyra Valkyria, who will face IYO SKY tonight, is shown entering the arena.

Drew McIntyre addresses being attacked by the Judgment Day last week

Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring. This Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland, he will battle Damian Priest for the World Heavyweight Championship at WWE Clash at the Castle.

Replay: Last week on Raw, Damian Priest gave Drew McIntyre the South of Heaven through the commentary table. McIntyre was distracted as he was yelling at Michael Cole.

Drew McIntyre grabs a microphone, and the crowd chants, “CM Punk.” McIntyre says he’s not focused on anything else but five days at Clash at the Castle. McIntyre asks who is ready for a new World Champion. He would say he is looking forward to going one-on-one with Damian Priest, but we know wherever Priest goes, Judgment Day is scurrying behind him.

World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest heads to the ring flanked by Finn Bálor and JD McDonagh of the Judgment Day. They all get in the ring. Priest casually walks past McIntyre and grabs a microphone. Priest says McIntyre has his title shot at Clash at the Castle, but he’s still out here making excuses. Last week, McIntyre said Priest made this personal. Why? Because Priest made McIntyre look stupid. McIntyre made it personal right now. McIntyre is telling these people that he needs the Judgment Day to be champion. This title is not the Judgment Day’s World Title. McIntyre is forgetting about the man who holds it. Priest is heading into McIntyre’s territory in front of his people, and he’ll put him down. As much as he loves his crew, Priest doesn’t need the Judgment Day or anyone else to be champion. Priest is the champion because he’s Damian Priest. The crowd boos.

McIntyre says that was a fine speech, but he doesn’t give a damn what Priest has to say. McIntyre hopes Priest enjoyed his time with the title because it’ll belong to McIntyre on Saturday. The only chance he has is with these idiots in the ring. Priest tells him to give it a rest because he’s still passing the blame. Priest wants to make this simple. Tonight, McIntyre can go one-on-one with Finn Bálor. If he beats him, which Priest knows McIntyre cannot, then Judgment Day is barred from ringside. When Bálor beats McIntyre, he wants the Judgment Day to have the honor and privilege to watch him beat McIntyre in his own home. McIntyre stares into Priest’s eyes and says you have to respect a man willing to dig his own grave. McIntyre says he’ll beat Bálor. He hopes Priest is man enough to shake his hand next Monday because, on Saturday, he’ll embarrass and humiliate him. Next week, McIntyre will be standing here as the World Heavyweight Champion. McIntyre tells the production team to hit his music, and he walks off.

Replay: Last week on Raw, Women’s World Champion Liv Morgan told “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio she wanted to steal him from Rhea Ripley. Despite saying he wasn’t interested, Mysterio’s body language showed that he certainly was. Later that night, Morgan saved Mysterio from a beating by Braun Strowman, leading to Strowman being destroyed by Judgment Day. Bálor stepped between Mysterio and Morgan each time.

The Judgment Day Clubhouse

“Dirty” Dominik Mysterio is not happy to see Women’s World Champion Liv Morgan in the clubhouse. She asks if he’s excited to see her. Morgan wants to give him her hotel key. She wants to see him later and thinks he wants to see her, too. Mysterio says he doesn’t want anything to do with her. Morgan says a gorgeous man like him shouldn’t be with someone who makes him call her Mami. A gorgeous man like should be with a girl who’s not afraid to call him Daddy. If he changes his mind, she’ll be in her hotel room waiting. Morgan walks off. Mysterio throws the hotel key down.

In the arena, IYO SKY makes her entrance alongside Dakota Kai and Kairi Sane of Damage CTRL. Sky will face Lyra Valkyria next.

-Commercial Break-

We see an overhead shot of Toledo, Ohio.

Video: World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest and Zelina Vega attended the National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City over the weekend.

Locker Room

Rey Mysterio, Dragon Lee, Braun Strowman, and Zelina Vega are strategizing. Mysterio, Lee, and Strowman will battle “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio, JD McDonagh, and Carlito later tonight.

IYO SKY w/ Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai and Kairi Sane) vs. Lyra Valkyria

Video: IYO SKY viciously attacked Lyra Valkyria last week on Raw. Valkyria was saying her next goal is to win Money in the Bank.

The bell rings, and Sky charges, but Valkyria sidesteps her. Valkyria stomps away at her in the corner before the referee backs her up. Sky quickly kicks her and pulls her down by the hair. Sky punches away at her and stands on Valkyria’s ponytail. The referee makes Sky release it. Valkyria sneers at her. Sky mauls her with some punches and stomps before pulling her to her feet and whipping her to the corner. Valkyria slingshots over her and does a cartwheel. Valkyria sweeps the feet and hits a basement dropkick. Valkyria pulls her up and hits a northern lights suplex for a two-count. Valkyria talks a little trash, so Sky slaps her in the face. Valkyria knees her in the midsection and clubs away at the back. Valkyria sends her into the ropes, but Sky ducks a spin kick. Sky does a handspring, but Valkyria takes her down and applies a pendulum submission. Valkyria swings her a bit before dropping her and pinning her for a two-count. Valkyria wipes her out with a step-up enzuigiri, and Sky rolls out of the ring to recover. Valkyria goes for a diving dropkick through the ropes, but Sky moves and pulls her down hard to ringside. Sky connects with an Asai Moonsault and celebrates.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Valkyria hit a springboard cross-body block off the second rope. Valkyria connects with a pair of clotheslines and a kick to the midsection. Valkyria hits a spin kick to the head and goes to the top rope. Valkyria lands a missile dropkick and hits a fisherman’s suplex for a two-count. Valkyria takes a moment to pull herself together and grabs Sky. Sky fights her off, but Valkyria pulls her back. Valkyria sets up for a German Suplex, but Sky counters into a roll-through to send her into the turnbuckles. Sky executes a nice double underhook backbreaker. Sky steps on her and heads to the top rope. Sky goes for an Over the Moonsault, but she lands on her feet when Valkyria moves. Valkyria lifts her, but Sky slides off. Valkyria sits on her shoulders for a two-count. That is how Valkyria defeated Sky in the Queen of the Ring Tournament. Sky quickly takes her down and hits a double stomp to the midsection. Sky covers 1… 2…, and Valkyria kicks out.

Valkyria grabs her ribs in pain and appears to be gasping for breath after having the wind knocked out of her by the double stomp. Sky applies a waistlock, but Valkyria does a standing switch. Sky charges the ropes and dives through to snap her off the middle rope. Sky gets on the apron and goes for a springboard, but Valkyria catches her and hits the Nightwing! Valkyria covers 1… 2… Dakota Kai breaks it up. The referee was out of position and didn’t see the interference. Valkyria sneers at Kai and takes out Kai and Kairi Sane with a double baseball slide. Valkyria heads to the top rope, but Sky hits the ropes to knock her down to the canvas. Sky hits a meteora in the corner and steps on her before heading to the top rope. Sky goes for the Over the Moonsault, but Valkyria gets the knees up. Valkyria scales the ropes to hit a tornado DDT. Valkyria goes for Nightwing, but Sky pulls her hair. Sky rolls her up with a crucifix pin for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: IYO SKY

Kai and Sane attack Valkyria from behind and double-team her before walking off. Sky gets in the ring and mounts Valkyria before punching away at her. Kai and Sane get in the ring, but Kayden Carter and Katana Chance run down to make the save for Valkyria. Damage CTRL back off. Sky motions for them to leave the ring, and Damage CTRL backs off.

The Judgment Day Clubhouse

“Dirty” Dominik Mysterio is in the clubhouse with a picture of Rhea Ripley ominously over her shoulder. Mysterio looks deep in thought. Finn Bálor, JD McDonagh, and Carlito come in, talking about their match later tonight. Bálor asks if Mysterio is ok. Mysterio says Liv Morgan was in here earlier. He told her to leave him alone, but she left her hotel key. Carlito looks ecstatic and says, “That’s cool!” Bálor says it’s not cool, and Carlito quickly agrees.

-Commercial Break-

Women’s World Champion Liv Morgan and CM Punk are heading to Fanatics Fest NYC in August.

Backstage Segment

WWE Women’s World Tag Team Champions Bianca Belair and Jade Cargill are walking backstage. We’ll hear from them later tonight.

Replay: WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn implored Maxxine Dupri, Akira Tozawa, and Otis to leave Alpha Academy last week on Raw. Gable would attack Zayn and tell Otis to attack Zayn, but Otis wouldn’t do it. Gable then shoved Zayn into Otis, who inadvertently knocked Dupri and Tozawa off the apron, hurting them. Otis thought Zayn attacked him and returned the favor with a World’s Strongest Slam. Gable was thrilled his manipulation worked.

Backstage Segment

World Tag Team Champion The Miz is backstage looking for his partner, R-Truth. Miz comes up to WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn. Miz asks if he’s seen R-Truth, but Zayn says he hasn’t. Miz isn’t happy. Bad things happen when R-Truth is left on his own. Miz walks off to find R-Truth

Zayn continues walking and finds Maxxine Dupri and Akira Tozawa. He says he was hoping to find them and asks Dupri if her ankle is ok. Dupri says she’s doing better. Zayn apologizes that they’re in the middle of this thing with him and Chad Gable. Zayn asks if they saw the footage of what happened. Dupri says they did. Zayn says they don’t have to take this. Otis comes up behind Zayn. Zayn faces him and says there’s not much left to say. Zayn says he’ll see Otis in the ring tonight. Otis says he lost it and didn’t mean for this to happen again. Zayn says he doesn’t have to explain. He went through this with Roman Reigns. Zayn understood his reasons then, but he can’t figure out why Otis continues to put up with Chad Gable. Otis says at one point, he had it all. He had the Money in the Bank briefcase, his peach… he lost it all. Chad Gable was there. His sister Maxxine and brother Tozawa are his family. Without Chad Gable, he is nothing. Zayn says that is not true. That’s what Gable wants him to think. Those are Gable’s words. Does Otis know how special he is and could be? Zayn hopes Otis will see it for himself one of these days. The crowd chants, “Otis!”

The Judgment Day Clubhouse

The Judgment Day is talking in the clubhouse with Carlito. World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest walks in and says “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio wasn’t out with them at the start of the show and now he’s hearing something about a hotel key. Finn Bálor tells Priest not to worry about it. It’s Liv Morgan trying to distract them. Priest asks where the key is. No one seems to know. Carlito says they have to go since their match is next. Carlito, Mysterio, and McDonagh walk off.

In the arena, Rey Mysterio, Dragon Lee, and Zelina Vega of the LWO head to the ring. They’ll team with Braun Strowman to take on JD McDonagh and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio of the Judgment Day with Carlito.

-Commercial Break-

Video: Highlights from NXT Battleground: Las Vegas at the UFC Apex.

Video: Ludwig Kaiser says he is aware of the things that have been said about him by simpletons, such as he’s only Gunther’s mouthpiece. Last week, he didn’t beat Sheamus with talking or any help. He beat Sheamus with A+ ruthlessness. How did the talking Ken Doll destroy Sheamus’ knee? Kaiser says he belongs at the top. Anyone who dares to step in his way will be eliminated. Kofi Kingston? Eliminated. A weak tag team partner? Eliminated. A WWE Legend? Eliminated. The rise of the Kaiser has begun. Soon, you will call him Mr. Money in the Bank.

The Uncle Howdy QR code flashes on the screen during the entrances.

6-Man Tag Team Match
LWO (Rey Mysterio and Dragon Lee) w/ Zelina Vega and Braun Strowman vs. The Judgment Day (“Dirty” Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh) and Carlito

The bell rings, and it’ll be JD McDonagh starting against Braun Strowman. McDonagh immediately gets out of the ring. Carlito is actually the legal man and attacks Strowman. Strowman easily shakes him off and throws him across the ring. “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio is tagged in, as is his WWE Hall of Fame father, Rey Mysterio. Dominik immediately tags out to McDonagh. Rey ducks a clothesline and forearms away at McDonagh. McDonagh catches him, but Rey gets out and wrenches the arm. Rey scales the ropes and hits a head-scissor takeover, followed by a basement dropkick. Rey sends McDonagh sternum-first into the corner. Dragon Lee tags in and hits a slingshot dropkick in the corner. Lee connects with a vertical suplex for a two-count. A “Dom, you suck,” chant picks up. Lee punches McDonagh, but he has a whip reversed. Lee holds the ropes and boots McDonagh back. The referee checks on McDonagh, and Dominik uses the distraction to pull Lee down by his mask. McDonagh drops a forearm on Lee and tags in Dominik. Dominik sends Lee into the ropes, but Rey blind tags in. Rey hits his son with a flying seated senton. Lee throws Rey into Dominik to hit him with a hurricanrana to take him out of the ring. Lee hits McDonagh with a hurricanrana to take him out of the ring. Rey feigns a dive before hitting a plancha, but McDonagh and Dominik catch him. Lee goes for a dive to save his partner, but they avoid it and use Rey to take him down. McDonagh then hits Rey with a gutbuster at ringside. The Judgment Day stands tall.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Rey and Carlito going at it. Carlito sends him to the corner and charges, but Rey hits a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckles. Carlito stops Rey from making the tag and tags McDonagh in. McDonagh attacks Rey and wrenches the arm before hitting a back suplex for a two-count. McDonagh gets in the referee’s face about the count. Carlito tags in and attacks Rey. Rey blocks a right hand and punches back at Carlito. Carlito reverses a whip and hits a clothesline. Carlito pulls him up and puts him in the corner. Carlito punches Rey and whips him to the opposite corner sternum-first. Carlito knocks Dragon Lee down and goes back to Rey. Carlito sends him to his corner, but Rey boots him back. Rey hits McDonagh and Dominik before hitting Carlito with a spin kick. Strowman is going nuts on the apron. Rey kicks Dominik and sends McDonagh out of the ring before they attack. Rey goes for a tag, but Dominik and McDonagh pull Strowman off the apron. Carlito sends Rey to the corner and charges, but he hits the ring post shoulder-first when Rey moves. Dominik and McDonagh check on Carlito at ringside. Carlito gets in the ring and grabs Rey. McDonagh tags in and drops an elbow on the WWE Hall of Famer. McDonagh sends Rey into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Rey goes for a springboard moonsault, but McDonagh catches him. Rey counters with a tornado DDT.

Dragon Lee and Carlito tag in. Lee punches Carlito back. Carlito reverses a whip, but Lee takes him out with a running hurricanrana. Carlito quickly drops him on the apron, but Lee kicks him back. Lee goes to the top rope, but Carlito cuts him off. Carlito sets up for a top rope superplex, but Lee counters and knocks him into the tree of woe. Lee hits a double stomp out of the tree of woe and covers 1… 2…, but McDonagh breaks it up.

Rey pulls McDonagh over the top rope. Dominik dropkicks his father off the apron. Women’s World Champion Liv Morgan is on the apron looking at Dominik. Dominik gets out of the ring and tells her to leave. Zelina Vega knocks Morgan off the apron and onto Dominik. Dominik falls back, and Morgan is straddling him! They stare at each other for a few moments before Vega attacks Morgan. They’re quickly pulled apart.

Strowman tags in to a huge ovation. Strowman does the Strowman Express, running over Dominik, McDonagh, and Carlito! Strowman gets Carlito in the ring and avalanches him before hitting a Running Powerslam. Lee tags in and stands on Strowman’s shoulders. Lee hits a splash off Strowman’s shoulders onto Carlito for the win!

Winners by Pinfall: LWO and Braun Strowman

Video: Ilja Dragunov says Raw is a different beast. In NXT, he was the undisputed king. He crawled, struggled, and cried, but he eventually overcame. Bron Breakker is the golden child. Dragunov says this is about developing skills and endurance when no one thinks you’ll make it. The Mad Dragon will make Breakker suffer. Dragunov will break him.

Locker Room

Ilja Dragunov is preparing for his match against Bron Breakker when Ricochet walks up to him. Ricochet knows what Dragunov is capable of. He knows he’ll show Bron Breakker what the Mad Dragon is all about. Dragunov says there are dangerous people, and then there is Bron Breakker. When he takes Breakker down, it’ll be time for them to go another round. Ricochet says Dragunov read his mind. He has Dragunov’s back.

Backstage Segment

WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn is walking backstage. He’ll face Otis next.

-Commercial Break-

We see a shot of the OVO Hydro, the home of WWE Clash at the Castle this Saturday.

Backstage Segment

IYO SKY is holding her head. Dakota Kai tries to get her attention and asks what that was out there. Sky looks psychotic and says she took care of it. Sky then screams and shouts, “Damage CTRL has to change!” She runs off. Kairi Sane and Kai look frightened.

WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn makes his way to the ring. A loud “Sami” chant picks up. Zayn thanks the crowd for the great reception. Zayn says he could use that right now because it’s been a messed up couple of weeks. They are five days away from him defending the Intercontinental Championship against Chad Gable. Zayn says he doesn’t even know what to call this rivalry. It started extremely personal, but now he doesn’t know. Zayn won’t run down a list of every dirty move, sneak attack, and manipulation with the Alpha Academy. Zayn will put it bluntly: on Saturday at Clash at the Castle, he will defeat Chad Gable and put an end to this once and for all. There is no more dealing with this manipulative, abusive psychopath. It’s time to go back to work for Sami Zayn as he continues to be the Intercontinental Champion.

Chad Gable’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage along with a reluctant Otis, Maxxine Dupri, and Akira Tozawa. A loud “You suck” chant picks up. Gable says this is typical of Sami Zayn trying to tear down everything he’s built and making himself the sympathetic superhero in someone else’s story. The only manipulator is Zayn, who always injects himself into everyone’s business. The Alpha Academy is good. They trust Gable’s methods. They’re quite happy. Gable says they’ll be even happier when their hero takes Zayn’s title on Saturday.

Zayn asks Gable if he’s out of his “damn mind.” Zayn incredulously asks if Gable really thinks the Academy is happy. Is Akira Tozawa happy? Maxxine Dupri is in an ankle brace. Is she happy? How about Otis? Chad Gable doesn’t give a damn about the three of them, but the people do. They won’t be happy until they leave Gable’s “sorry ass” once and for all. Gable tells Zayn to shut up. No one is leaving. Zayn doesn’t understand that they’re a family. Families stick together. Gable stares at Otis and says, “No matter what!” They’ll be by his side on Saturday. Tonight, Zayn will get Gable’s version of Otis. This version listens to Gable and does everything he says. Gable will unleash him right now.

-Commercial Break-

Non-Title Match
WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn vs. Otis w/ Alpha Academy (Chad Gable, Maxxine Dupri, and Akira Tozawa)

The bell rings, and they lock up. Otis powers him to the corner and gives him a clean break, which displeases Chad Gable. They lock up, and Otis shoves him to the corner before clubbing away at Zayn. Gable is happy and wants him to hit Zayn harder. Otis floors Zayn with a club and hits a big splash. Gable shouts, “Again,” so Otis hits a second big splash. Gable demands a third, but Otis doesn’t listen. Gable gets in the apron and yells at Otis about not listening. Zayn then catches Otis with a Helluva Kick from out of nowhere for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn

Gable immediately attacks Zayn and punches away at him. Maxxine Dupri and Akira Tozawa get in the ring to check on Otis, but Gable kicks them out of the ring. Gable tells Otis to get up. Gable holds Zayn up and tells Otis to hit him. Otis balls up his fist, but he won’t strike Zayn. Gable throws Zayn down and points at Otis before shoving him and slapping him in the face. Gable says, “You never listen to me!” Gable slaps him in the face a second time. Otis starts to gyrate in anger before hitting Zayn with an avalanche, followed by the World’s Strongest Slam. Otis stands over the broken Intercontinental Champion as the crowd boos.

Gable stands alongside Otis, but Otis turns to angrily face Master Gable. Gable cowers away and sits in the corner, begging his #1 Guy off. Otis balls up his fist to hit Master Gable, but he can’t bring himself to do it. Otis then charges out of the ring as Gable smirks at his luck.

Backstage Segment

World Tag Team Champion The Miz is walking around and asks Sonya Deville and Natalya if they’ve seen R-Truth. They point in the direction he went. Miz shouts for R-Truth. R-Truth comes out of a room and says he was talking to a fortune teller. Tonight, they’ll have a World Tag Team Title match. They’ll be facing the APA: Faarooq and Bradshaw! Miz says they can’t face the APA. Miz says fortune tellers aren’t real. Scarlett comes out. She was the fortune teller R-Truth was talking to. She hands Miz a tarot card. She says AOP is looking forward to seeing them in the ring tonight. R-Truth thought AOP was APA. She gave Miz the Death tarot card. R-Truth says it’s written in the stars. They’re going to die tonight.

In the arena, WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Jade Cargill and Bianca Belair head to the ring. They’ll watch Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn battle Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark next.

-Commercial Break-

Undisputed WWE Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes will be live on WWE NXT tomorrow night.

Kelani Jordan became the first ever NXT Women’s North American Champion in a Ladder Match last night at NXT Battleground: Las Vegas.

Replay: Last week on Raw, Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn interrupted a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship match with Bianca Belair and Jade Cargill defending against Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark. On SmackDown, these three teams brawled. At Clash at the Castle, it will be a Triple Threat Tag Match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship.

Gorilla Position

Cathy Kelley is in the Gorilla Position with Isla Dawn and Alba Fyre. They’ll be in a title match in their home country. Alba Fyre says they’ll show everyone why they should have been in the match from the start. Isla Dawn says they’re going to take care of Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark, who would have been embarrassed by the champions last week if not for them. They’ll be the next WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Bianca Belair and Jade Cargill are seated at ringside to watch this match.

Tag Team Match
Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark vs. Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn

Isla Dawn dropkicks Shayna Baszler in the injured knee from last night’s battle at NXT Battleground: Las Vegas. Dawn attacks Zoey Stark, the legal competitor. Alba Fyre tags in and attacks Stark. Dawn tags back in, but Stark quickly clotheslines her down. Dawn hits a snap back suplex on Stark and tags Fyre in. Dawn hits Stark with a backstabber and holds her up for Fyre to hit a top rope rolling senton. Fyre covers, but Baszler pulls her out of the ring. Baszler sends Fyre into the steel steps and stomps the arm against it. Baszler applies an overhead wristlock to Fyre, but Dawn pulls the hair. Fyre rolls Baszler up for a two-count. Baszler hits a backbreaker before stomping the arm. Baszler pulls her kneepad down, but Fyre kicks her. Baszler responds with a knee to the face, which hurts the injured knee. Baszler momentarily drops to a knee before getting up and locking Fyre in the Kirifuda Clutch for the victory.

Winners by Referee Stoppage: Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark

Baszler stares at the Women’s Tag Team Champions as she holds the Kirifuda Clutch on. Baszler won’t release, so Stark pulls her off.

Video: Bron Breakker says he has to make an example because this is what happens when you don’t put him in the King of the Ring Tournament. As far as Ilja Dragunov, there’s only one badass in WWE.

Bron Breakker makes his entrance. He’ll face Ilja Dragunov next.

-Commercial Break-

WWE SummerSlam tickets are on sale. SummerSlam will be in the Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Video: Robert Griffin III wonders if Bron Breakker is the next big thing in wrestling.

Bron Breakker vs. Ilja Dragunov

The bell rings, and they exchange forearms before Breakker floors him with an uppercut. Breakker goes for a delayed vertical suplex, but Dragunov gets out and hits a step-up enzuigiri. Dragunov chops Breakker’s chest twice, infuriating the big man. Breakker tackles him and punches away at him. Breakker talks trash before lifting Dragunov, but Dragunov gets out and chops away at the chest and the leg. Dragunov chops Breakker down in the corner before booting him in the face. Dragunov continues to chop him and kicks him in the face. Dragunov hits the ropes and hits a facewash boot. Dragunov puts Breakker in the corner and boots him him the head. Dragunov hits the ropes, but Breakker sidesteps him and drives him hard into the ropes face-first. Dragunov’s head bounces off the mat hard, and he falls out of the ring.

-Commercial Break-

Back from the break, we see Breakker applying a rear chin lock. There is a great camera angle of the camera coming down the ramp and down to ringside to see the action. The camera then pans around the ring. Dragunov fights up and punches out. Breakker shoves him into the ropes and hits a wild powerslam for a near fall. Breakker mounts Dragunov and lays in some vicious forearms to the head. Breakker drives a knee in the back and applies another rear chin lock. Dragunov fights up and takes Breakker down before hitting a big boot. Breakker doesn’t go down. Breakker punches and knees him in the midsection before hitting the ropes. Dragunov cuts him off with a lariat, but Breakker doesn’t go down. Dragunov tries two more times for the same result. Breakker then dropkicks him down. Breakker sends him into the ropes, but Dragunov rebounds with a Constantine Special!

After taking a few moments to recover, Dragunov hits a running knee in the corner. Dragunov hits a scoop slam and comes off the second rope with a diving knee. Dragunov starts conducting the symphony and hits Breakker with a German Suplex. Dragunov powers him up and hits a second German Suplex. Breakker tries to fight him, but Dragunov manages to hit a third German Suplex for a near fall. Dragunov sets up for a powerbomb, but Breakker counters with a back body drop. Breakker grabs him by the throat and presses him up, but Dragunov gets out and knees him in the face. Dragunov lifts Breakker and hits a Death Valley Driver into the turnbuckles!

Dragunov takes a little time to recover before rolling to the corner and going to the top rope. Breakker is all the way across the ring. Dragunov dives across the ring with a Coast-to-Coast missile dropkick! Dragunov heads to the top rope and hits a diving senton bomb! 1… 2… Breakker kicks out! Dragunov is in disbelief. Dragunov gets to his feet and goes for a powerbomb, but Breakker fights it. Dragunov hits the ropes, but Breakker absolutely annihilates him with a Steinerline! Breakker sets up for a Spear and charges, but Dragunov knees him in the face. Dragunov follows up with a devastating H-Bomb! The crowd chants, “This is awesome!” Breakker, barely conscious, rolls out of the ring to save himself. Dragunov boots Breakker over the commentary table. Dragunov clears the commentary table and rolls into the ring to break the count-out. Dragunov gets Breakker on the table and goes for a suplex, but Breakker blocks it. Breakker then hits a front suplex and drives Dragunov down onto the edge of the table ribs-first. Breakker rolls into the ring to break up the count-out. Breakker lifts Dragunov and slams him ribs-first onto the barricade. Breakker picks him up and drives him hard into the LED ring post. Dragunov screams in pain.

Breakker rolls Dragunov into the ring and gets in. Dragunov greets him with some right hands. Breakker hits the ropes and CRUSHES him with a Spear! Breakker takes a moment to recover, and Dragunov rolls out of the ring to save himself! Breakker gets out of the ring and viciously wipes him out with a Spear on the floor! Breakker gets in the ring and looks for a count-out. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… Dragunov pulls himself up… 7… 8… 9… Dragunov gets in the ring! Breakker hits the ropes hard and annihilates Dragunov with a Spear for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Bron Breakker

Bron Breakker is not satisfied with his win. Dragunov is writhing in pain at ringside and is standing against the barricade. Breakker goes to leave the ring to hit a Spear, but Ricochet cuts him off with a big diving clothesline! Ricochet dropkicks Breakker over the barricade and challenges him, but Breakker declines.

The Judgment Day Clubhouse

World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest is talking with the Judgment Day and Carlito in the clubhouse. Priest says what happened in the match wasn’t it. They have to fix it. “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio pulls the hotel card out of his pants and says Liv Morgan planted it. Finn Bálor says they don’t need these distractions. Priest tells Mysterio to put his foot down on the Morgan stuff. They still have to focus on the main event. They appear to be on the same page. Bálor walks off.

World Tag Team Champions Awesome Truth make their way to the ring. They’ll defend the titles against the Authors of Pain next.

-Commercial Break-

Locker Room

Drew McIntyre is pacing in the locker room when Sheamus walks in. Sheamus says they haven’t seen eye to eye lately, but McIntyre has a chance to get greatness. McIntyre has the home-field advantage. It’s time to take it home. McIntyre says it’s time for Sheamus to remind everyone who he is. Sheamus better be there on Saturday because they’ll be smashing back pints. Sheamus likes that. Sheamus says that Ken Doll (Ludwig Kaiser) will get what’s coming to him. He’s going to win Money in the Bank. McIntyre likes it except for the Money in the Bank thing since he’ll be the World Heavyweight Champion. McIntyre tells him to be a man and to give him a heads-up on the cash-in. Sheamus says when he does, they’ll have banger after banger after banger.

Gorilla Position

Cathy Kelley is in the Gorilla Position with the Final Testament. She says this is a huge opportunity for them. Is this a major step in Karrion Kross’ vision? Kross says this is a big night. The Authors of Pain will take the Tag Titles home. When that happens, maybe Xavier Woods will come with them. Scarlett says they would never abandon Woods like Kofi Kingston did last week. Scarlett says, “You can’t trust him.”

The Final Testament makes their entrance.

World Tag Team Championship
Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth) (c’s) vs. The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) w/ The Final Testament (Karrion Kross, Scarlett, and Paul Ellering)

Replay: Last week on Raw, the Authors of Pain defeated The New Day after the Final Testament held Kofi Kingston back. Kingston didn’t abandon Woods like Kross just said.

The Miz will start against Rezar. Miz kicks him back and ducks a clothesline before applying a side headlock. Akam tags in and clotheslines Miz down.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Rezar whip Miz to the corner and charge, but Miz sidesteps him and drives him through the turnbuckles and into the ring post. Rezar quickly tags in Akam, but Miz hits an enzuigiri.

R-Truth tags in and knocks Rezar off the apron. R-Truth hits Akam with a John Cena comeback: two shoulder tackles and a back suplex powerbomb. Rezar runs in, but R-Truth pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. The Miz tags in. Awesome Truth hits a double-team bomb on Rezar. Scarlett gets on the apron and distracts the referee. Miz and R-Truth go for a double 5 Knuckle Shuffle on Rezar, but Kross trips them.

Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods of the New Day run down and attack Karrion Kross. In the ring, R-Truth hits Akam with the World Tag Team Title, but he shakes it off! Akam angrily stares at R-Truth. Miz rolls Akam up for the win. Awesome Truth immediately escapes the ring.

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

The New Day dances in jubilation at the Final Testament’s failure.

Backstage Segment

Ricochet is helping a broken Ilja Dragunov to the trainer’s room backstage when Bron Breakker hits Dragunov with a Spear from out of nowhere! Ricochet attacks Breakker and punches him into the parking garage. Breakker quickly shoves him into a trailer and drives him into an SUV. Breakker punches away at Ricochet. Breakker scoops Ricochet up and lawn-darts him into a WWE trailer. Ricochet takes a vicious, flat-back bump on the concrete! That was NASTY! Ricochet clearly has the wind knocked out of him (at the very least). Breakker lifts Ricochet and climbs some steps before diving off with a powerslam onto the hood of a car and through a windshield! WOW!

-Commercial Break-

Replay: Bron Breakker’s vicious beat down of Ricochet. Samatha Irvin watched in horror from ringside.

Parking Garage

EMTs are loading Ricochet into the ambulance. Samantha Irvin is in tears as her fiance is loaded in. Ricochet gives a thumbs-up to let people know he’s ok. Irvin gets in the ambulance with him, so Raw is down a ring announcer.

Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring. Pat McAfee is taking over the ring announcing duties. McAfee says McIntyre is “a big handsome bastard from Scotland.” McIntyre will battle Finn Bálor next. If McIntyre wins, Judgment Day is barred from ringside at WWE Clash at the Castle on Saturday.

-Commercial Break-

Tomorrow night, Undisputed WWE Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes will be on WWE NXT.

The commentators run down the card for Saturday’s WWE Clash at the Castle.

Drew McIntyre vs. Finn Bálor

If Drew McIntyre wins, the Judgment Day will be barred from ringside at WWE Clash at the Castle. If Bálor wins, the Judgment Day can be at ringside.

The bell rings, and Bálor cautiously approaches McIntyre. McIntyre shoves him to the corner, but Bálor sidesteps him. Bálor kicks him and applies a side headlock. McIntyre tries to whip him off, but Bálor keeps the headlock applied. Bálor takes him down, but McIntyre soon fights up. McIntyre whips him off and shoulder tackles him down. McIntyre flexes his biceps. Bálor sidesteps a charge and goes for a tornado bulldog, but McIntyre drops him on the apron. McIntyre stares into Bálor’s eyes and clotheslines him on the apron. Bálor falls to ringside.

McIntyre goes to ringside and chops Bálor. McIntyre goes to lawn-dart him into the ring post, but Bálor slides off. Bálor slings McIntyre’s arm into the ring post a few times and puts him in the ring. McIntyre holds his right arm in pain. Bálor wrenches the arm and attacks it. McIntyre quickly kicks him and sends him out of the ring. McIntyre goes to the apron, but Bálor sweeps the feet. Bálor stomps him from the apron and goes for a PK, but McIntyre blocks it. McIntyre sweeps the feet and pulls him to ringside. McIntyre hits Bálor with a wild overhead belly-to-belly suplex over the commentary table and into the barricade behind the commentators!

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the final break of the evening to see Bálor applying a rear chin lock. McIntyre fights up and hits a jawbreaker to get out of it. McIntyre holds his right arm in pain and chops the chest, which only further injures his arm. McIntyre sends him into the ropes, but Bálor twists around him and hits a side leg sweep. Bálor goes for an armbar, but McIntyre fights it and elbows him off. McIntyre stumbles to the corner, and Bálor greets him with some chops. Bálor wraps the injured arm around the top rope and yanks on it. Bálor chops him, but that infuriates McIntyre. McIntyre absorbs another chop and puts the brakes on a whip. McIntyre catches him on a whip, but Bálor counters into a falling elbow drop for a two-count. Bálor quickly applies an armbar. McIntyre fights it and powers Bálor up for a sit-out powerbomb.

Both men are down. Bálor gets to his feet, but McIntyre clotheslines him down. McIntyre hits a second clothesline, followed by an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre hits a second belly-to-belly, ducks a clothesline, and hits a neckbreaker. McIntyre kips up and shakes the ropes a la the Ultimate Warrior. McIntyre goes to the corner and counts down. McIntyre charges for a Claymore Kick, but Bálor counters with a Sling Blade! McIntyre rolls out of the ring, so Bálor wipes him out with a somersault senton! Bálor gets him in the ring and hits a pair of Woo Dropkicks. Bálor goes to the top rope for the Coup de Grâce, but McIntyre cuts him off with a Glasgow Kiss! McIntyre connects with a superplex and rolls into the cover. 1… 2… Bálor kicks out.

McIntyre gets to his feet and hits Bálor with a Future Shock DDT. McIntyre goes to the corner before turning to the aisleway to see World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest walking down. Priest gets on the apron, and McIntyre challenges him. Carlito gets on the apron on the other side, so McIntyre hits him with a Glasgow Kiss. There is less than a minute remaining for Raw. McIntyre brings McDonagh into the ring the hard way and hits a Claymore Kick. McIntyre sends McDonagh out of the ring, and Bálor rolls him up for a near fall. Bálor hits a Sling Blade, followed by a Woo Dropkick. McIntyre is in the drop zone. McIntyre avoids the Coup de Grâce and hits the Claymore Kick for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre

McIntyre smiles at a sneering Damian Priest. The Judgment Day will be banned from ringside at WWE Clash at the Castle. Priest gets in the ring and holds the World Heavyweight Championship up in front of McIntyre as the show comes to an end.