WWE Monday Night RAW 07 08 2024

WWE Raw Results
July 8, 2024
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Canadian Tire Centre)
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: Highlights from Money in the Bank 2024, which took place this past Saturday.

Pre-Show Arrivals

World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest is shown arriving at the Canadian Tire Centre earlier today. He is gearing up to defend his title against Gunther at SummerSlam.

CM Punk addresses his attack on Drew McIntyre

CM Punk makes his way to the ring to a big ovation. This past Saturday, Punk screwed his mortal enemy, Drew McIntyre, out of the World Heavyweight Championship for a third time. This time, McIntyre was cashing in his Money in the Bank briefcase, which he won earlier in the evening at Money in the Bank. This attack resulted in a failed cash-in for McIntyre.

Punk crouches in the ring and says it’s been so long since he’s been here. Punk asks the crowd if it’s great to be alive on a Monday night in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They respond in the affirmative. Punk says he has a lot to get off his chest, which shouldn’t be a surprise. Punk wants to recognize someone he has shared many hours in the ring with. Punk insulted this person deeply by comparing them to the New York Yankees. Punk congratulates John Cena on his retirement. A “Cena” chant picks up. Punk doesn’t know what the future holds, but he hopes to lace up his boots against Cena one more time before he goes. Punk thanks Cena for all he has done.

Punk says John Cena is not here, but he is. There’s another guy that isn’t here. His name is Drew McIntyre. McIntyre’s name gets loudly booed. Punk was tempted to lift the ring skirts to see if he was lurking under there, but “the million dollar body/ten-cent brain Drew McIntyre got himself suspended.” Punk has the truck cue up the footage.

Video: This past Saturday, Drew McIntyre interrupted the panel and went on a tirade on the Money in the Bank Post-Show. McIntyre laid out two referees and elbowed Raw General Manager Adam Pearce in the mouth. Wade Barrett backed McIntyre up.

Punk sarcastically says the ratings have dipped because McIntyre was on the television. Punk says he came back to get his hands on McIntyre. For months, he’s been trying to teach McIntyre a lesson. That lesson is there are consequences to your actions. You should not be shocked that when you pick a fight with CM Punk, he brings the fight back to you. You should not be surprised that you were World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania for five minutes and forty-six seconds because there are consequences to your actions. The following night in Philadelphia, McIntyre blew it again by missing out on a #1 Contenders Match because there are consequences to your action. Punk looks into the camera and says, “CM Punk is the consequences to all of your stupid actions.” If he has to fly to Glasgow, Scotland, and pop out a bowl of haggis, he will. Punk did it and made McIntyre blow his title opportunity in his hometown. McIntyre promised to win Money in the Bank and cash it in the same night. Punk promised that McIntyre would not be a champion as long as the air was in his lungs. Promise fulfilled.

If they thought what he did to Drew McIntyre at Money in the Bank was bad, that was just the tip of the iceberg. Punk wants to get his hands on McIntyre but can’t do that if McIntyre is suspended. Punk had consequences for his actions and was fined $25,000, but it was money well spent. McIntyre got fined double because he’s the “Scottish keyboard warrior” and can’t stop tweeting. Punk wants to ask either Jack Tunney or Adam Pearce to lift McIntyre’s suspension. The people of Ottawa want to see CM Punk get his hands on Drew McIntyre. The crowd cheers. Punk doesn’t care if it’s a match in the ring, the parking lot, the aisle, or the people on the camera side. Punk wants McIntyre and Adam Pearce to lift the suspension.


Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his way to the ring. CM Punk goes to sit at the commentary table as Rollins makes his entrance. Punk asks Cole why he used his government name at Money in the Bank. Punk talks about how long Rollins’ entrance lasts. Punk laments that he’s never been on The Pat McAfee Show.

Punk sits on the commentary table as Rollins stares at him from the ring. Rollins sarcastically says Punk wants to sit on the sidelines now. Rollins knows Punk loves the spotlight and invites him into the ring. Is Punk afraid Rollins will kick his ass? Punk gets off the table and grabs a microphone from the apron. Punk says he’s not sure everyone in attendance remembers when they were last in the ring. Punk told Rollins that was the last time he would speak disrespectfully to him. Punk warns Rollins to watch what he says.

Rollins sarcastically says he wouldn’t disrespect the Best in the World. Since Punk is talking about how actions have consequences and why that applies to everyone in his life but Punk. Officials make mistakes, which happened at Money in the Bank. Drew McIntyre cashed in his Money in the Bank contract, which he has every right to do. Rollins cannot understand why Punk decided to do the one thing Rollins told him not to do. Why did Punk stick his nose in Rollins’ business? Punk incredulously asks, “Your business?” Punk says he didn’t stick his nose in Rollins’ business. Punk was handling his business. Punk figured Rollins would understand as a husband and a daddy. A man is running around with his wife’s and dog’s names on his wrist. Punk will get his pound of flesh. Punk says he has no quarrel with Rollins. Punk coming out was personal and handled his business. If he somehow screwed up things for Rollins, and now he can’t realize his pipe dream, he legitimately… Punk can’t bring himself to say it. Rollins tells him to spit it out and realizes apologizing isn’t Punk’s forte. Punk looks Rollins in the eyes and says, “I’m sorry. I apologize. I didn’t mean to screw anything up for you. I’m a little snowblind with rage right now. I have a singular focus, and I understand you do, too. I screwed that up, and I’m sorry… but because it’s you, I can’t really be that sorry, can I?”

Rollins shakes his head in disappointment. Rollins says Punk always has an excuse. This is gaslighting. Punk has probably never apologized for anything in life because nothing is ever his fault. Punk is sly and crafty, the king of propaganda. Rollins says Punk is the dumbest smart dude he’s ever met. Punk has everything figured out except for the one thing that would actually make Punk the hero he thinks he is. Punk hasn’t figured out that the world does not revolve around CM Punk. Rollins says Punk can be a selfish bastard anywhere else. He can burn bridges anywhere else. Rollins will let it slide because he’s above Punk. Rollins isn’t just talking about his heels. Rollins was willing to let the selfishness slide until Saturday. If it weren’t for Punk, Rollins would be World Heavyweight Champion. For the time being, he’s not able to go for the title. It’s not just a pipe dream. Maybe it is for Punk, but not for Rollins. For Rollins, being the World Heavyweight Champion is the most important thing in the business. Punk took that from him, so he’ll take from him. Punk wants his pound of flesh from McIntyre so badly that he doesn’t worry about collateral damage. Rollins says that won’t happen on his watch. He could take a cheap shot at Punk, but he knows his fragile body isn’t 100%. When Punk is cleared, he won’t be able to say the name Drew McIntyre before Rollins snaps his arm and puts him back on the shelf. Rollins says, “Actions have consequences.” Rollins walks off.

The commentators talk about what is coming on this show tonight.

Backstage Segment

Raw General Manager Adam Pearce apologizes for not returning this person’s messages because he was busy with Drew McIntyre. The person he is talking to is “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio. Mysterio says he doesn’t want to team with Liv Morgan tonight. Pearce says Morgan requested the match and that Mysterio would be happy. Pearce said Mysterio got involved in the last three Women’s World Championship matches, so Pearce doesn’t give a damn about what Mysterio wants. Pearce wishes him a happy Monday and walks off.

Women’s World Champion Liv Morgan walks up to Mysterio. Mysterio asks why she is doing this to him. Morgan says she’s doing this for him. She felt bad about last week and wanted to let him be Daddy Dom tonight. Mysterio says they better win. Morgan says it’s time to talk strategy. Mysterio says she better have food.

In the arena, “Main Event” Jey Uso makes his entrance. He’ll face Chad Gable next.

-Commercial Break-

Replay: “Main Event” Jey Uso nearly won the Men’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match until Drew McIntyre threw a ladder into him like a lawn dart.

Chad Gable makes his entrance. His ribs are heavily taped. Gable holds his ribs in pain as he gets in the ring. Jey Uso also has tape to protect himself.

“Main Event” Jey Uso vs. Chad Gable

The bell rings, and they lock up. Uso wrenches the arm, so Gable flips through it and takes him down with a drop-toe-hold. Gable slaps him in the back of the head a few times before backing off. Uso gets to his feet and blocks a kick. Uso lays in some right hands, but Gable comes right back with a waistlock takeover. Gable forearms Uso in the face and sends him into the ropes. Uso blocks a hip toss and attempts one, but Gable blocks it. They each try for hip tosses, but each blocks it. Uso finally hits a hip toss, and it is over the top rope! Uso goes for a suicide dive, but Gable catches him and hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex on the floor! Uso took a bad landing.

-Commercial Break-

Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Gable backs Uso into the commentary table and attacks him. Gable puts Uso in the ring and pulls him to the ring post before slinging his leg off the post. Gable punches away at Uso until the referee backs him up. Uso holds his knee in pain as Gable gets him to his feet and stretches the leg on the middle rope. Gable backs up and winces as he holds his ribs in pain. Gable grabs Uso in the center of the ring and hits a few leg breakers. Gable puts Uso in the corner and hits a dragon screw off the ropes. Gable puts the leg on the bottom rope and jumps on it. Gable then applies a leg bar, but Uso kicks him away to get out of it. Uso gets to his feet and punches away at Gable.

Back from the break, Uso punches Gable against the ropes. Uso whips him, but he lowers his head. Gable puts Uso over his shoulder and slams him down. Gable heads to the top rope and hits a diving head-butt to the shoulder for a two-count. Gable goes for Chaos Theory, but Uso holds the ropes. Gable charges, but Uso sends him over the top rope before connecting with a suicide dive. Uso gets Gable in the ring and heads to the top rope for a flying cross-body block. Uso covers for a two-count. Uso punches away at Gable, does a little gyration, rips his shirt off, and stuns Gable with a big right hand. Gable blocks a kick and spins him, but Uso counters with an enzuigiri. Uso connects with a running hip attack in the corner and goes to the top rope, but Gable crotches him up there. Uso falls to the canvas. Gable applies an Ankle Lock…

…but the lights in the arena start to go off. Gable lets go of the Ankle Lock and nervously paces around the ring. Uso uses the distraction to hit a Spear and picks up the victory.

Winner by Pinfall: “Main Event” Jey Uso

The lights continue to go out, so Uso says, “YEET,” and runs for the hills.

The lights go out completely, and the C#/Db piano key plays continuously. The ring fills with smoke. The spooky female from the Wyatt Sicks stands up at ringside. Gable escapes the ring and trips as he anxiously runs up the ramp. The female turns around and is holding another package. For the third time in three weeks, she puts it down on the commentary table, this time in front of Pat McAfee. The screen glitches out.

Backstage Interview

Sheamus and Jackie Redmond are watching what just happened. She looks nervous, while Sheamus seems unimpressed. Redmond congratulates Sheamus on 15 years in WWE. Sheamus says it takes 15 years to understand this business. All the young cats think you can take shortcuts. “Big” Bronson Reed cuts him off and says Sheamus spent his 15th anniversary losing. They should be talking about Reed because he is the future, while Sheamus is stuck in the past. Sheamus calls Reed a crybaby. Reed should know what comes next when you interrupt Sheamus. Sheamus challenges him to a match so they can fight like “proper fellas.” Reed accepts, but not tonight. Sheamus can watch what he does to his man, Pete Dunne. Reed walks off.

-Commercial Break-

We see a shot of the beautiful city of Ottawa, the capital of Canada.

Pat McAfee opens up the box from the scary female. It’s another VHS tape that says, “Play me.” The commentators hand it to production to play.

“Big” Bronson Reed vs. Pete Dunne

Michael Cole mentions that Tyler Bate, Pete Dunne’s partner, was injured in a Tag Team Match on WWE NXT last week.

The bell rings, and they lock up. Reed applies a side headlock, but Dunne twists out. Reed quickly turns him inside out with a club to the back of the neck. Reed puts Dunne on his shoulders, but Dunne counters out and applies an armbar. Reed grabs the top rope to break the hold. Dunne stuns Reed with an enzuigiri and dropkicks him out of the ring. Dunne hits a plancha, but Reed doesn’t go down. Dunne connects with a moonsault block off the apron. Reed doesn’t go down once again. Dunne then wipes Reed out with a second rope moonsault block to the floor.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Dunne chopping Reed, but Reed stuns him with a head-butt. Dunne kicks back, but Reed turns him inside out with a clothesline. Reed goes for a senton splash, but Dunne rolls out of the way. Dunne stomps the fingers of Reed and kicks him in the head. Dunne kicks him in the head twice before coming off the second rope with a double stomp to the wrist. Dunne connects with a Busaiku Knee Kick for a near fall. Dunne stomps the hand and starts the joint manipulation, but Reed fights out. Reed soon powerbombs him into the corner before hitting a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall.

Reed heads to the top rope, but Dunne cuts him off with a step-up enzuigiri. Dunne climbs to the second rope and snaps Reed’s fingers. Reed pushes him, and Dunne hits the top rope midsection first. Reed immediately follows up with a Tsunami for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: “Big” Bronson Reed

Reed is not satisfied with this victory. Reed sets him up for another Tsunami, but Sheamus’ music hits. The Celtic Warrior charges the ring. Reed greets him with some clubs to the back, but Sheamus responds with some right hands. Sheamus connects with a knee to the face, and Dunne follows up with a dropkick. Sheamus then hits a Brogue Kick to knock Reed out of the ring. Sheamus celebrates and puts his arm around Dunne, but Dunne shoves him off and walks off. Sheamus looks surprised. Dunne has not forgotten that Sheamus walked out on The Brawling Brutes.

Backstage Segment

WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn is walking backstage. Zayn greets Braun Strowman, The Miz, and R-Truth as they prepare for their 6-Man Tag Team Match against The Judgment Day and Carlito later tonight.

-Commercial Break-

SummerSlam is coming to Cleveland on Saturday, August 3.

Backstage Segment

World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest is talking with World Tag Team Champions Finn Bálor and JD McDonagh, as well as Carlito. Priest tells them to handle their business tonight. Seth “Freakin” Rollins asks Priest if he has a minute. Priest says he does and dismisses Bálor, McDonagh, and Carlito.

Rollins says it’s better to be lucky than good. On Saturday, Priest was very lucky, but he was also very good. Most importantly, Priest kept his word because the Judgment Day didn’t get involved. Because Priest kept his word, Rollins will keep his. Rollins will not come after the World Heavyweight Championship as long as Priest is the champion. As good as Priest was on Saturday, if he wants to keep the title, he has to be better at SummerSlam. Priest stops Rollins from leaving. Priest says he kept his word and knows Rollins will keep his, but Priest still has a lot to prove. That Gentlemen’s Agreement is out the window. When he’s done with Gunther, he’ll give Rollins another shot. Rollins can name the time and place. They shake hands, and Rollins walks off.

Priest looks at his phone and chuckles. Priest answers and asks where the mystery person is.

At ringside, we see Zac Brown, 3-time Grammy Award Winner of The Zac Brown Band.

WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn addresses what’s next for him

WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn makes his entrance to a great reception. The crowd happily sings his theme song as he heads to the ring. Zayn looks pleased with the reaction. Zayn says it’s an honor to stand in this ring in the nation’s capital, representing Canada as a champion. This past Saturday in Toronto, Bron Breakker walked into Money in the Bank and brought everything Zayn thought he would. Breakker brought his power, strength, and speed. Breakker made the mistake of walking in, thinking Zayn was the underdog. Zayn has said it before, but he needs to say it again. Zayn is not an underdog anymore. Zayn is a champion.

A “Sami” chant picks up. If he can take a second to be not-so-humble and un-Canadian, he has been putting in top-level performances in this ring year in and year out, and he’s earned a certain amount of respect in this ring. Bron Breakker did not bring that respect to Toronto. It’s one thing to knock Zayn down. It’s another thing to try to keep him down.

Bron Breakker’s music cuts the Intercontinental Champion off. Breakker heads to the ring with his head down a bit. Breakker gets in the ring and stares at Zayn. The crowd barks at Breakker. Zayn asks what Breakker is here for. Is he looking for a fight? A rematch? Did he come out here to say anything, or is he going to stare at Zayn all night? Zayn shoves the microphone into Breakker’s chest. Breakker takes the microphone and says he came out here to look the only man in the locker room in the eye who can say he beat him. Breakker didn’t think it would be Zayn. Breakker is a smart guy and knows how these things go. There’s no reason for him to get a rematch for the Intercontinental Championship. Breakker has been thinking…

Breakker then hits Zayn with a Spear from out of nowhere! Zayn is literally speared out of his shoe. Breakker mounts Zayn and wildly punches away at him. WWE officials, as well as Raw General Manager Adam Pearce, run down to pull Breakker off. Breakker sidesteps them and continues to punch away at Zayn. They finally pull Breakker off. Breakker gets out of the ring and looks like he’s heading to the back before Breakker breaks away, speeds around ringside at an unreal pace, and hits Zayn with a Spear! Breakker heads to the back. Ilja Dragunov confronts him as he goes to the back and is held off. Breakker sarcastically says he’s so scared of Dragunov. Dragunov runs to ringside to check on Zayn.

-Commercial Break-

Replay: Bron Breakker stunned WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn with a Spear that knocked him out of his one shoe. Moments later, Breakker would crush him with a wild Spear at ringside.

WWE Trainer’s Office

The WWE Trainer is tending to WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn. Zayn is in a lot of pain. Ilja Dragunov tells Raw General Manager Adam Pearce that he wants Bron Breakker. Pearce makes the match official.

Video: This past Saturday at WWE Money in the Bank, John Cena announced his retirement from WWE. Cena’s retirement run will last all through 2025, starting at the first Raw on Netflix in January.

6-Man Tag Team Match
The Judgment Day (World Tag Team Champions Finn Bálor and JD McDonagh) and Carlito vs. The Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth) and Braun Strowman

As The Miz and R-Truth make their entrance, The Judgment Day and Carlito attack them from behind. Braun Strowman quickly makes his entrance and charges down to the ring. The Judgment Day and Carlito runs away. Strowman catches Carlito by the hair and slams him into the barricade.

Bálor and McDonagh get in the ring, but The Awesome Truth hits them with stereo Attitude Adjustments, paying homage to John Cena. The Miz then wipes out McDonagh with a plancha. Strowman puts Carlito in the ring.

The bell rings to start the match. R-Truth hits Carlito with a pair of shoulder tackles and a back suplex powerbomb a la John Cena, his so-called childhood hero. R-Truth connects with a 5 Knuckle Shuffle. R-Truth hits Carlito with an Attitude Adjustment and covers, but he releases the cover to avoid Bálor. Bálor accidentally drops an elbow on Carlito instead. R-Truth sends Bálor out of the ring and splits under an attack from McDonagh. R-Truth sends McDonagh over the top rope.

-Commercial Break-

Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: The Judgment Day regroups at ringside. R-Truth goes outside and gets Carlito back in the ring. R-Truth tags The Miz in. They hit Carlito with a double-team gutbuster. Miz starts to hit Carlito with the IT Kicks. Miz connects with a roundhouse and gets fired up. Carlito counters out of a Skull Crushing Final. Miz big boots him down and knocks Bálor off the apron. McDonagh goes after Miz, but Miz stops him. Carlito then takes Miz down from behind. At ringside, Bálor attacks Miz and bounces him off the ring apron. Carlito tags McDonagh in. McDonagh comes off the middle rope with a punch to Miz’s jaw. McDonagh rips Miz’s shirt off and shoulders him in the corner. Bálor tags in and hits a slingshot stomp. Bálor tackles Miz to the corner and tags McDonagh in. McDonagh strikes Miz down and hits a snap suplex for a two-count. McDonagh elbows Miz in the face and wrenches the arm. McDonagh sends him into the ropes and connects with a drop-toe-hold, followed by a leg drop for a two-count.

We return from the break to see Miz fight back. McDonagh quickly takes him down and puts Miz in his corner. Bálor tags in and punches away at Miz before hitting a snapmare and a knee to the back. Bálor applies a chin lock, but Miz fights up and elbows out. Bálor sends Miz into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. They then take each other out with a double clothesline. McDonagh tags in and stops Miz from making a tag. McDonagh ducks an enzuigiri and knocks R-Truth off the apron. McDonagh hits Strowman, but that just angers the big SOB. McDonagh quickly stops Miz from making a tag, but Miz powers away and tags Strowman.

Strowman gets in the ring, and McDonagh looks terrified. McDonagh begs him off, but Strowman annihilates him with a shoulder tackle. Strowman throws McDonagh twice and punches Carlito as he runs in. McDonagh avoids an avalanche and tags Bálor. Strowman catches Bálor coming off the second rope with a clothesline, but the Judgment Day breaks up the pin. Carlito and McDonagh take it to Strowman before he floors them with a double-shoulder tackle. Everyone rolls out of the ring. Strowman signals for it and tags R-Truth in. R-Truth joins Strowman for a Strowman Express. They run over Bálor and Carlito. McDonagh ran away from it and hid in the timekeeper’s area. Strowman rips his shirt off to celebrate. They see McDonagh, and Strowman chases him into the crowd.

R-Truth dances and celebrates at ringside before getting in the ring. Bálor stuns R-Truth with a Woo Dropkick. Bálor connects with the Coup de Grâce for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Judgment Day and Carlito

An irate Strowman chases Bálor out of the ring. Bálor celebrates big time as he heads up the ramp with McDonagh and Carlito.

Raw General Manager’s Office

Raw General Manager Adam Pearce is in his office with CM Punk. Pearce points out that CM Punk isn’t medically cleared. Punk is the reason why Pearce ate an elbow. Pearce will schedule a meeting with Drew McIntyre next week and hopes he’ll stay professional. If that’s going to happen, he wants Punk to stay home. Pearce says Punk likes to pick fights. If he does it again, a match with Drew and his title aspirations are done. Pearce tells Punk to let him deal with McIntyre. Punk agrees and walks off.

Backstage Segment

Rey Mysterio and Zelina Vega of the LWO are strategizing for their main event Tag Match tonight.

-Commercial Break-

The Undertaker’s 1 deadMAN Show is coming to Cleveland on the day of SummerSlam.

Locker Room Segment

“Dirty” Dominik Mysterio and Women’s World Champion Liv Morgan are in the Judgment Day Clubhouse. Morgan wants to work on double-team moves. Mysterio says he doesn’t want to tag with her. All he wants is to beat his deadbeat dad. Morgan says that’s what she wants and tells Mysterio to relax since he’s so tense. She pushes him onto the couch and starts to stretch his leg seductively. Mysterio likes it. World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest walks in with Finn Bálor, JD McDonagh, and Carlito. Carlito says, “Now that’s… cool…?” Morgan tells Mysterio to feel better and walks off.

Priest says he doesn’t want to know what the hell that was. Mysterio should have been done with this. It’s not that hard. Carlito says it looks hard. Priest says he’s starting to understand Mysterio’s father more. Mysterio promises to get this done and walks off. Priest says Mysterio will learn about the consequences. Bálor mentions that Priest has news, but Priest says he’ll let Mysterio find out later.

The commentators talk about the VHS tape that was delivered. It’s time to watch it.

Video: Bo Dallas is shown looking coldly into the distance. Uncle Howdy tells him to say more about his family. Dallas smiles and says he took those that no one wanted. They were the discarded and forgotten. Dallas gave them a purpose. He gave them… Dallas says they’re so happy that you remembered them. Being a glutton for punishment doesn’t make abandonment any less painful. There’s been too much loss, but grief is the price you pay for love. Now, they must set the captives free. They need no master. Dallas asks if they are sick. Uncle Howdy says, “Yes, I do.” Dallas looks into the camera as the members of the Wyatt Sicks appear on the screen. Dallas says, “Then sick is what we’ll be.” The video cuts out.

Backstage Segment

Chad Gable catches up with Raw General Manager Adam Pearce. Gable says the Wyatt Sicks are talking about him. Pearce and security aren’t doing anything about it. Pearce says he doubled security and started an investigation. Since they’re coming after Gable, has he wondered why? Gable says he’ll handle it his way, but he’ll expect a sincere apology from Pearce and everyone in the locker room. Gable also wants a vacation and walks off.

Pearce sighs and walks into his office. Bo Dallas is sitting there. Dallas looks at Pearce, and the door shuts.

In the arena, Ilja Dragunov makes his entrance. He’ll face Bron Breakker next.

-Commercial Break-

Video: IYO SKY is shown with Dakota Kai and Kairi Sane of Damage CTRL. Sky says Damage CTRL has lost control, so they need to change. Kai says they’ve been treated with nothing but disrespect. They’re world-class talent and shouldn’t be pushed aside by Kayden Carter, Katana Chance, and Lyra Valkyria. Tonight, they’ll push back and show what Damage CTRL can do. Sane says they’ll clip Lyra’s wings and dance over Katana and Kayden. Sky says they’ll take back control tonight.

Ilja Dragunov vs. Bron Breakker

The bell rings, and Breakker quickly takes Dragunov down with a release German Suplex. Breakker bounces Dragunov in the corner and digs his knee into his chest. Breakker lifts Dragunov, but Dragunov slides off and hits a German Suplex. Dragunov retains his grip, but Breakker does a standing switch. Dragunov goes for a Constantine Special, but Breakker avoids it and clotheslines him down. Dragunov pulls himself up in the corner. Breakker strikes him down, but Dragunov fights back with some chops. Breakker grabs him by the throat and hits a gorilla press powerslam for a two-count.

-Commercial Break-

Back from the break, Dragunov boots Breakker away, but Breakker quickly hits him with a spinebuster for a two-count. Breakker punches Dragunov in the ribs a few times before stretching him out. Dragunov fights out and head-butts Breakker back. They trade punches and chops. Dragunov ducks a clothesline and hits an enzuigiri to the back of the head. Breakker drops to his knees. Dragunov hits the ropes and knees him in the face. Dragunov gets fired up and heads to the top rope. Breakker cuts him off and punches him. Breakker sets up for a superplex, but Dragunov slips out and powerbombs him down. Dragunov heads back to the top rope and hits a flying senton splash for a near fall.

The crowd chants, “This is awesome!” Dragunov heads to the corner and gets fired up. Dragunov charges, but Breakker wipes him out with a high knee. Breakker puts him on his shoulders and hits a gutbuster for a near fall. Breakker slaps the mat in frustration. Breakker puts Dragunov over his shoulder and slams him ribs-first into the turnbuckles. Dragunov is seated on the top rope. Dragunov knocks him away, so Breakker attempts a Frankensteiner. Dragunov blocks it and pushes him off. Dragunov blows a kiss and goes for a Coast-to-Coast middle dropkick, but Breakker moves. Breakker clotheslines him over the top rope and gets out on the other side of the ring. Breakker charges around the ring for a Spear, but Dragunov boots him in the face. Dragunov signals for the end and charges, but Breakker throws a chair into his face.

Winner by Disqualification: Ilja Dragunov

Breakker grabs Dragunov, who is bleeding from the shin and puts him in the ring. Breakker chokes him with his boot in the corner. WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn, avoiding the grasp of the WWE officials, runs down to the ring for the save. Zayn attacks Breakker and clotheslines him over the top rope. Zayn checks on Dragunov, but Breakker pulls him out of the ring and drives him into the ring post. Breakker sends Zayn over the commentary table. Dragunov attacks Breakker, but Breakker cuts him off and sends him over the commentary table. Breakker stands on the table and pulls his straps down in victory.

Video: Damian Priest says his name is still on the World Heavyweight Championship. He didn’t ask Drew McIntyre to cash in his Money in the Bank contract or for CM Punk to interfere. What champion doesn’t have some controversy? Priest went to war with Seth “Freakin” Rollins and won. Priest is looking forward to his next challenge. The challenge isn’t Gunther. It’s to himself and his greatness. Priest will walk into SummerSlam as champion and leave the same way. Priest tells Gunther to come to Raw next week. Then he can join everyone in rising for El Campeon.

Pat McAfee breaks down the interesting interaction between Women’s World Champion Liv Morgan and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio on his telestrator.

Damage CTRL makes their entrance.

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Replay: Last week on Raw, Xavier Woods scored an upset victory over Karrion Kross. After the match, Kross and the Final Testament viciously attacked Woods and Kofi Kingston. Kingston will be out for a few weeks following the injury.

Video: Karrion Kross is with the Final Testament. Kross sarcastically says Kofi Kingston will not be playing the accordion. Legends of the old guard will be the death of this business if left unchecked. They hold the new blood back. They are the true enemy of us all. One way or the other, the old guard will make way for the new. Even John Cena realizes his time is almost up. Kross knows Xavier Woods hears him. Woods beat Kross where Kingston could not. If Woods comes with him, he can create the ultimate legacy. If he goes with Kingston, Kross will hospitalize him. The New Day is dead. Woods is the last to realize. Kross says, “So sayeth the Final Testament.”

Replay: At Money in the Bank, Lyra Valkyria gave IYO SKY a German Suplex off the ladder. Later in the match, Sky would hit Zoey Stark with a Michinoku Driver onto a ladder bridge.

6-Woman Tag Team Match
Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai, Kairi Sane, and IYO SKY) vs. Lyra Valkyria, Kayden Carter, and Katana Chance

The bell rings, and all six women start to brawl. Kayden Carter and Kairi Sane are left in the ring and are the legal competitors. Sane taunts Carter. Carter hits a hip toss. Sane tags in Dakota Kai. Carter hits Kai with a hip toss. Katana Chance tags in. Chance trips Kai, and Carter hits a kick, and Chance follows up with a slingshot somersault senton for a two-count. Kai fights back, but Chance gets away. Carter tags in and avalanches Kai. Lyra Valkyria tags in and picks up a two-count. Valkyria applies a side headlock, but Kai whips her off. Valkyria slingshots over her and takes her down before hitting a low dropkick for a two-count. Kai rolls out of the ring to recover. The rest of Damage CTRL is sent out of the ring. Chance and Carter hit stereo baseball slides on Kai and Sane. Valkyria hits Sky with a middle rope baseball slide.

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Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Carter gets Kai in the ring and tags Chance in. Chance picks up a two-count. Chance applies a front facelock. Kai sends her to the corner, but Chance slingshots over her and hits an arm drag. Chance goes to the second rope and fights off Sane and Sky. Kai rips Chance off the second rope and tags Sky in. Sky attacks Chance and hits a scoop slam. Damage CTRL hits a triple dropkick for a two-count. Sane is the legal competitor and puts Chance against the ropes. Sane hits a big chop to the chest and stomps her down in the corner. Sane taunts the crowd and hits Chance with a sliding forearm to the chest for a two-count. Sane covers again for the same result. Sane puts Chance in the corner and tags Sky in. Sky attacks Chance and tags Kai in. Kai hits a snapmare and picks up a two-count. Kai applies a rear chin lock and grapevines the body.

Back from the break, Chance fights up and hits Kai with a codebreaker. Sky tags in and stomps Chance before knocking Carter off the apron. Sky stops Chance from making a tag. Chance flips through a move and tags Valkyria in.

Valkyria hits Sky with a pair of clotheslines, followed by a strike combination. Valkyria lifts Sky, but Sky slides off. Valkyria counters with a big sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Sky powers her to the corner, and Sane tags in. Sane hits Valkyria with a backhand slap. Kai tags in. Carter saves Chance from a double-team suplex. Chance, Carter, and Valkyria hit Damage CTRL with a connected triple suplex. Chance and Carter tag in. Valkyria hits Kai with a fisherman’s suplex. Chance and Carter hit the Keg Stand. Carter covers, but Sky knocks Chance onto her with a missile dropkick. Valkyria kicks Sky out of the ring. Sane hits Valkyria with a diving forearm. Carter superkicks Sane down and gets fired up. Carter chops the chest. Sane reverses a whip, and Carter falls out of the ring when Kai pulls the middle rope down. Kai sends Carter into the ring post. Sky then catapults Sane over the top rope onto Valkyria and Chance. That was a rough landing for Sane.

In the ring, Kai stomps Carter. Sky tags in and connects with an Over the Moonsault for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Damage CTRL

Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark run in with Sonya Deville. The three women attack Damage CTRL. Stark says Sky cost her everything and kicks her in the head. Stark then launches Sky into Baszler’s knee. Deville then drops Sky with the Advocate (reverse DDT). Baszler, Stark, and Deville stand tall in the ring.

Backstage Interview

Cathy Kelley is backstage with WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio and Zelina Vega of the LWO. Vega says if it weren’t for “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio, she would be the Women’s World Champion. Dominik and Liv Morgan are hot messes. Rey says it’s a pleasure to team with Vega. Tonight, they’ll put an end to the story and shut Dom and Liv up. They’ll enjoy that tonight.

The main event is next.

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Video: All the big headlines coming out of WWE Money in the Bank.

Replay: Sonya Deville joined forces with Zoey Stark and Shayna Baszler to wipe out Damage CTRL.

Backstage Interview

Sonya Deville, Zoey Stark, and Shayna Baszler are backstage with Jackie Redmond. In the background, Chad Gable is talking with the Creed Brothers and Ivy Nile. Redmond asks if the three women are working together. Baszler says this should have happened a long time ago. They sent a message to the locker room about who runs this division. Stark says they were screwed at Clash at the Castle and Money in the Bank. Deville says she’s been trying to help Baszler and Stark be the killers they are. Damage CTRL is the start. That’s what happens when you think you’re in control and you aren’t. They’re here, and there’s nothing anyone can do.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Alba Fyre and Isla Dawn walk up. They say as long as they have the titles, it’s their division. Deville says, “Not for long, honey.” They walk off.

Video: “The Ring General” Gunther says his name brings power, dominance, and prestige to this sport. How did he become the man whose name strikes fear in every ring all around the world? He is the greatest and longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion of all time. He is the King of the Ring. Soon, he will be the World Heavyweight Champion. He was not a child watching this for entertainment. He’s not a fanboy living his dream. All that matters is winning. Gunther saw an opportunity in a sport that lacked a powerful figure. WWE had no choice but to call his name. They needed him. Gunther did not need WWE. Gunther embraced NXT UK as his battleground. All he saw was children chasing fantasies and desecrating the sport. Gunther realized he enjoyed making people miserable. Gunther restored honor and prestige to this great sport. That’s what’s on the line at SummerSlam.

Gunther will challenge Damian Priest for the World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam.

Next week on Raw

— “The Ring General” Gunther and World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest go face-to-face
— “Big” Bronson Reed vs. Sheamus
— Drew McIntyre returns

Women’s World Champion Liv Morgan makes her entrance, followed by a reluctant “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio.

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Mixed Tag Team Match
Women’s World Champion Liv Morgan and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio vs. LWO (Rey Mysterio and Zelina Vega)

Zelina Vega gets in Liv Morgan’s face. Morgan pushes her away. Vega fights back and kicks Morgan down for a two-count. “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio tags in, which means Rey Mysterio is automatically in. Dominik shoves his father and punches away at him. Dominik kicks away at him in the corner and whips him to the opposite corner. Rey avoids an avalanche and hits some punches to Dominik’s dirty face. Dominik trips his father and sends him into the ropes, but Rey pulls him down. Vega tags in, necessitating Morgan’s immediate entry. Rey takes Vega and slings her into Dominik. Morgan furiously punches away at Vega in the corner. Vega sidesteps a back elbow and does the 10 punches before hitting a facebuster. Vega backs up, but Dominik stands in front of her. Rey dropkicks Dominik, and Dominik lands face-first into Morgan’s crotch. Dominik rolls out the ring, and Morgan looks happy. Vega hits Morgan with a meteora off the apron. Rey hits Dominik with a seated senton off the apron.

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Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Vega pins Morgan for a two-count. Dominik tags in. Rey takes it to his son and dropkicks him into the ropes. Rey goes for a 619, but Morgan trips him. Dominik clubs Rey down from behind and stomps away at him for a two-count. Dominik pins his father again for another two-count. Dominik punches Rey in the face and sends him into the ropes for a back elbow. Dominik sends his father into the corner and punches away at him. Morgan chokes Rey as Dominik distracts the referee. Dominik taunts the crowd. Dominik stomps his father and goes to the apron for a slingshot senton to pick up a two-count.

Back from the final break of the evening, Dominik puts Rey on the top rope and sets up for a super back suplex. Dominik rips at his father’s mask and clubs him in the jaw. Dominik puts Rey in the tree of woe and stomps away at him. Dominik stands over his father and taunts him. Dominik mounts Rey and punches away at him for a two-count. Dominik applies a rear chin lock, but Rey fights up and elbows out. Rey hits the ropes and slides through the legs, but Dominik comes back with a Michinoku Driver for a two-count. Dominik symbolically kicks dirt on his father and charges, but Rey elbows him back. Rey climbs the ropes, so Dominik grabs him in the electric chair position. Rey punches and pulls him over the top rope.

Vega and Morgan enter the match. Vega hits a pair of clotheslines and a dropkick. Vega puts Morgan in the corner and kicks her before throwing her down. Vega knees Morgan in the face and hits a hurricanrana DDT. Vega goes to the second rope and gyrates a la the late great Eddie Guerrero. Vega connects with a meteora for a two-count. Vega clubs the back and goes for Code Red, but Morgan gets out and kicks her in the midsection. Morgan starts up the Three Amigos. Morgan successfully completes them and shimmies a la Eddie Guerrero. Morgan sizes her up for Ob-Liv-ion, but Vega holds the ropes. They then take each other out with a double clothesline.

Rey and Dominik tag in. Rey ducks a pair of clotheslines and hits a head-scissor takeover. Dominik drops Rey on the apron, but Rey knocks him back and hits a flying seated senton. Dominik goes for a sunset flip, but Rey rolls through and kicks him in the face. Rey hits a Lionsault for a near fall. Dominik quickly superkicks Rey and starts up the Three Amigos. Rey gets out of the second one and drops him into the ropes. Rey goes for a 619, but Dominik catches him. Vega hits Dominik with a 619 to the groin. Rey connects with a Frog Splash and covers, but Morgan breaks up the pin. Vega drops Morgan into the ropes and hits a 619. Both women fall out of the ring. Morgan quickly sends Vega into the ring post.

In the ring, Rey puts Dominik on the top turnbuckle. Rey sets up for a super poisonrana. Morgan throws a chair into the ring. As the referee deals with the chair, Morgan crotches Rey on the top rope. Dominik connects with a Frog Splash to pin his father for the first time.

Winners by Pinfall: Women’s World Champion Liv Morgan and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio

“Dirty” Dominik Mysterio is elated at defeating his father and hugs Liv Morgan before realizing what he’s doing. Morgan jumps into his arms and pulls him down on top of her. Dominik looks like he’s going to succumb and kiss her…


Rhea Ripley walks out to the stage! Morgan looks terrified. The Eradicator angrily charges down to the ring. Morgan runs away in fear through the crowd. Ripley gets in the ring and gets in Dominik’s face. She is not happy. Dominik goes for a hug, but she shoves him off.