WWE Raw Results
September 25, 2023
Ontario, California (Toyota Arena)
Commentary: Michael Cole and Wade Barrett
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
“Wrestling has more than one royal family.”
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring to a huge ovation. The Toyota Arena is sold out, and the crowd is on their feet.
Video Package: Last week on Raw, Jey Uso refused to join the Judgment Day. Drew McIntyre would go on to defeat Jey Uso. After the match, the Judgment Day beat down Jey until Cody Rhodes made the save. McIntyre would not return to help.
A “Cody” chant breaks out. Rhodes welcomes everyone to Monday Night Raw. Rhodes asks the people at home to indulge him for a moment, but he will turn his back to look at a sold-out Ontario, California. Rhodes has been trying to address this subject for two weeks: “Main Event” Jey Uso. Uso’s name gets a mixed reaction. Jey Uso coming to Monday Night Raw means someone will be drafted to Friday Night SmackDown. It also means a disgruntled locker room full of people who think Rhodes should let Jey Uso think. That’s not what Rhodes can do. While they are not best friends, perhaps there are other reasons he wants Jey Uso here. Maybe they’re not in the third inning anymore.
Regardless, he wasn’t going to stand by and watch a man get jumped by three others for making the right decision. The right decision was turning down the Judgment Day. They are undoubtedly the most toxic faction in history…
The Judgment Day’s music interrupts Rhodes. Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Finn Bálor and Damian Priest make their way to the ring alongside NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio. Bálor asks why Rhodes always has to stick his nose in their business. Priest says they gave Jey Uso an opportunity to join them, and he turned them down. Rhodes cannot help himself and wants to save the day because it’s all about him. Mysterio goes to speak, but the crowd starts to drown him out with boos. Mysterio flips out and shouts at the crowd. Mysterio says Jey Uso will pay for disrespecting them. It is all Rhodes’ fault.
Rhodes starts to speak before saying it was rude of him and invites Mysterio to continue. Mysterio goes to speak, but the crowd loudly drowns him out. Rhodes says Priest talked about the Judgment Day being a real family. Mysterio has a real family, and they can’t stand him. The bigger question is why they haven’t come into the ring. This is Monday Night Raw. Before they do, the three of them are defending their championships tonight. What happens if “Mami” Rhea Ripley returns and they are empty-handed? Mysterio shouts at Rhodes to keep Mami’s name out of his mouth.
The Judgment Day starts to signal they are getting in the ring, but “Main Event” Jey Uso gets in the ring and stands alongside Rhodes. The crowd cheers. The Judgment Day gets on the apron, but they stop when Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn run in through the crowd and stand alongside Rhodes and Uso. The Judgment Day retreats from the 3-on-4 disadvantage.
As they back up the ramp, JD McDonagh joins the Judgment Day. McDonagh has two steel chairs and gives one to Bálor. Bálor and McDonagh charge the ring, with Mysterio reluctantly following. Priest isn’t happy with that but soon follows when his stablemates get beat up. Priest is left in the ring with all four of his enemies. Uso superkicks him, and Rhodes cracks him in the back with a steel chair. Priest retreats from the ring and is not pleased.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Finn Bálor and Damian Priest will defend their titles against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn later tonight. “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio will defend his NXT North American Championship against Dragon Lee.
Otis makes his way to the ring alongside Maxxine Dupri. He’ll face “Big” Bronson Reed next.
Otis w/ Maxxine Dupri vs. “Big” Bronson Reed
The bell rings, and they lock up in the center of the ring before breaking. They lock up again, and Reed applies a side headlock. Otis whips him off and absorbs a shoulder tackle. Otis applies a side headlock, but Reed whips him off and absorbs a shoulder tackle. They both hit the ropes and go for a clothesline, but they stay standing. They shove each other before backing to opposite corners. They get a head of steam and charge into a double clothesline. Both men are knocked down and roll out of the ring. At ringside, Otis charges and clotheslines Reed on the floor. Reed gets up and avoids a charging Otis, who runs into the ring post. Reed immediately follows up with a stiff clothesline at ringside.
Reed gets Otis in the ring and sends him into the ropes. Reed lifts Otis and drops him with a Samoan Drop for a two-count. Reed applies a neck vice, but Otis fights out. Both men hit the ropes and crush each other with stereo running cross-body blocks.
Otis gets to his feet, punches Reed into the ropes, and connects with a stiff back elbow. Otis sends him into the ropes, somersaults under him, and rocks him with a lariat. Otis follows up with a back suplex. Reed pulls himself up in the corner. Otis avalanches Reed in the corner, and he falls to the mat. Otis rips his shirt off and does the Caterpillar Elbow Drop. Otis heads to the second rope for a Vader Bomb, but Reed moves. Reed hits a senton splash and goes to the top rope. Reed connects with a Tsunami for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: “Big” Bronson Reed
NXT Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is backstage when Tegan Nox approaches her. Lynch says she hoped Nox would answer when she made the open challenge. Nox says she let the veteran Natalya have her moment. Lynch tells her never to give up an opportunity. She wants Nox to be next in line after No Mercy.
Tommaso Ciampa makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Ludwig Kaiser of Imperium next.
WWE Official Adam Pearce is on the phone saying they haven’t figured out who is being traded to SmackDown. Tegan Nox walks in and asks for an opportunity at the NXT Women’s Championship. Natalya comes in and says she deserves a rematch. Nox says she lost her title opportunity. Natalya says she is passionate about her title matches, but Nox says she’s not the only one who is passionate. Pearce says he cannot just hand out title opportunities. They can face each other tonight. Natalya says she hopes Nox forgets her table manners. Nox says, “I’m starving.”
Earlier today, Ludwig Kaiser taunted Tommaso Ciampa. Ciampa says he’ll beat Kaiser and then take Gunther’s title.
Tommaso Ciampa vs. Ludwig Kaiser w/ Giovanni Vinci
They lock up, and Kaiser quickly gets Ciampa in the corner. Kaiser punches Ciampa in the midsection and cinches in a side headlock. WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther watches this match backstage. Kaiser takes Ciampa down and hits the ropes, but Ciampa wipes him out with a Lou Thesz Press and some punches. Ciampa hits a snapmare and kicks him in the face. Ciampa continues to attack Kaiser and bounces him off the top turnbuckle. Ciampa smashes his chest with a chop and stomps him down in the corner. Kaiser quickly fights back and puts Ciampa on the top rope before slapping him in the face and knocking him onto the apron. Ciampa elbows him in the face, but Kaiser quickly rebounds by pushing him off the apron and onto the steel steps. Kaiser mocks Ciampa’s self-pat on the back.
We return from the break to see Ciampa hanging upside down in the ropes. Kaiser hits the ropes and dropkicks him off the ropes and to the ringside area. Ciampa gets in the ring at the count of five and hits Kaiser with a back body drop over the top rope. Kaiser quickly gets on the apron, so Ciampa chops him and clotheslines him off the apron to the floor. Ciampa gets Kaiser in the ring and clotheslines him over the top rope.
Gunther continues to watch this match intently backstage. Ciampa bounces Kaiser off the apron and the commentary table and sends him over the steel steps. Ciampa is fired up and hits Kaiser with Willow’s Bell for a near fall. Kaiser fights out of the Fairy Tale Ending. Kaiser lifts him, but Ciampa slides off and hits a reverse DDT. Ciampa pulls his kneepad down, so Vinci gets on the apron to distract him. Ciampa knees Vinci in the face and turns into an enzuigiri from Kaiser. Kaiser covers, but the referee is dealing with Vinci. Kaiser is furious and kicks Vinci out of the ring. Ciampa immediately connects with a Ripcord Knee for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Tommaso Ciampa
Tommaso Ciampa looks into the camera and shouts at Gunther that he wants to take everything from him.
Video Package: Dragon Lee highlight reel
NXT Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring. She’ll be on commentary for the next match.
NXT Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is on commentary and putting over that she is a Grand Slam Champion.
Tegan Nox vs. Natalya
They circle the ring, and Natalya hits a side headlock takeover. Nox grapevines the head, so Natalya kips up to get out of it. Natalya hits another headlock takeover, and they trade pin attempts. A light “Let’s go, Tegan” chant picks up. They get to their feet and exchange hammerlocks. Natalya then elbows Nox in the face. Nox shoves her off and talks a little trash. Natalya shoves her. Nox ducks a Discus Clothesline and takes Natalya down before punching away at her. Nox connects with a back elbow and knees her in the face. Nox connects with a sit-out front suplex and gets fired up. Nox hits a senton avalanche in the corner for a two-count. Natalya avoids the World’s Shiniest Wizard and rolls her up for a two-count. Natalya connects with a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Natalya sets up for a Sharpshooter, but Nox gets to the ropes and pulls her into them. Nox connects with the World’s Shiniest Wizard for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Tegan Nox
Finn Bálor, “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio, and JD McDonagh are talking in the Judgment Day locker room. Damian Priest gets in the ring and throws a chair. Priest gets in McDonagh’s face and shouts that he took a beating because of him. Priest doesn’t care who McDonagh is friends with. He needs to get out of their locker room. McDonagh, who has a terrified look on his face, quickly gets out of the room.
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his way to the ring. Rollins stands in the ring and listens to the crowd sing his song.
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins wants an answer from Shinsuke Nakamura
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins is standing in the ring, and the crowd is still singing his song. Rollins greets Ontario and welcomes them to “Monday Night Rollins.” Rollins wants to play a game with Ontario. If they are as sick and tired as he is of Shinsuke Nakamura ducking and dodging him, they can sing his song. The crowd obliges by loudly singing his song. If they think it’s time for him to defend the World Heavyweight Championship, they can sing louder. The crowd sings even louder. Rollins says since they’re all in agreement, there’s only one thing left to do. Rollins says for weeks, he has wanted a rematch from Shinsuke Nakamura, but he’s been avoiding him. Right here and now, Nakamura will give an answer. If Nakamura does not agree to a rematch, he’s pulling the opportunity. They’re moving on. There are a million capable talents in the locker room, and Rollins wants a fight. This is Nakamura’s last chance. The floor is his.
Shinsuke Nakamura appears on the titantron. Rollins told him to name the time and place. Nakamura says Rollins has so many demands, it’s no wonder his body is giving out on him. Nakamura wants to be the straw that finally breaks his back, but he has restraint. Nakamura has patience and has yet to show all his cards. Rollins showed all of his. Nakamura has a match so brutal that Rollins will not be able to walk and his daughter will look at him with shame. Nakamura is giving him one last chance at a fight, to hear his music being played, and to stand. Nakamura accepts the challenge and says at Fastlane, it will be Last Man Standing.
Rollins puts his head down and removes the large red sunglasses he was wearing. The crowd sings Rollins’ song. Rollins smiles wryly and reiterates the Last Man Standing challenge. There are no pinfalls or submissions. Two men walk in, only one walks out. Rollins says Nakamura played this one perfectly. Nakamura got the match he wanted on his own terms. Nakamura played it perfectly, but he has made one critical mistake. Nakamura thinks that Rollins’ broken back is a weakness to be exploited. Nakamura thinks he’ll beat him so badly that his daughter will be ashamed to look at him. This broken back is not a weakness. For Rollins, it’s a strength. The only way his family will be ashamed of him is if he doesn’t give it every single thing he’s got. His family knows he loves them, but they also know that he loves wrestling. Rollins is pacing around the ring. Nakamura thinks he doesn’t know that every time he steps into the ring might be the last time he does. If Nakamura thinks Rollins will give any less than 100%, he’s crazy. Rollins’ 100% makes him the best in the world and the World Heavyweight Championship. If Nakamura wants to get crazy at Fastlane in a Last Man Standing Match, only one of them will walk it… and it won’t be Nakamura. It’s going to be a visionary… it’s going to be a revolutionary… it’s going to be Seth “Freakin” Rollins!
Jackie Redmond is backstage with “The Highlight of the Night” Ricochet. Ricochet is on crutches. She asks when the WWE Universe can expect him back in the ring. Ricochet says he doesn’t know what to say. He’s here and on crutches, but he absolutely will return. It’ll take a lot more than this to keep him down. Ricochet wants to make one thing abundantly clear. It doesn’t matter who wins the Last Man Standing Match at Fastlane. Whether he walks out or not, he has unfinished business with Shinsuke Nakamura.
“Dirty” Dominik Mysterio will defend the NXT North American Championship against Dragon Lee next.
Video Package: The Judgment Day defeated Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn in a Pittsburgh Street Fight at WWE Payback to win the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship.
NXT North American Championship
Dragon Lee vs. “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio (c)
The bell rings, and the NXT North American Championship match begins. Mysterio kicks and punches Lee in the face. Mysterio sends him into the ropes, but Lee ducks a clothesline and connects with a shoulder tackle. Lee hits the ropes, but Mysterio leapfrogs him. Lee jumps over him and hits a beautiful running hurricanrana to get Mysterio out of the ring. Lee hits the ropes and catches him with a somersault plancha. Lee gets him in the ring for a two-count. Mysterio quickly takes Lee down and applies a single-leg crab. Lee gets to the bottom rope to break the submission. Mysterio grabs Lee on the apron and hits a big DDT.
We come back from the break to see Mysterio heading to the top rope. The crowd loudly boos him. Mysterio goes for a Frog Splash, but Lee gets the knees up. During the commercial, Mysterio tied the dragon tail on Lee’s mask to the ropes and attacked him. Back to live action, Lee starts to take it to Mysterio and kicks him in the midsection. Lee kicks Mysterio down in the corner and hits a running dropkick for a near fall. Mysterio fights back, but Lee takes him down with a snap German Suplex. Mysterio quickly responds with a superkick, so Lee knees him in the face. Lee hits the ropes, and Mysterio takes him down with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Mysterio slaps the mat in frustration.
Lee gets to his feet, so Mysterio dropkicks him into the middle rope. Lee avoids a 619 and kicks Mysterio down before kneeing him in the side of the head. Lee covers for a two-count. Lee cannot believe that didn’t put “Dirty” Dom away. Both men get to their feet and trade punches. Mysterio knocks him to the corner and charges, but Lee drops him on the apron. Lee hits the ropes and jumps over the top rope to hit Mysterio with a hurricanrana off the apron! Lee gets Mysterio in the ring and hits a Dragon Bomb (sit-out powerbomb) for a near fall!
The crowd chants, “This is awesome!” Lee heads to the top rope, and Mysterio follows. Lee knocks Mysterio into the tree of woe and hits a stomp to the chest. Lee charges, but Mysterio catches him with a crotch-first slam onto the top rope. Mysterio follows up with a Frog Splash for the win!
Winner by Pinfall and still NXT North American Champion: “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio
Highlights of the destruction caused by the returning Nia Jax over the past two weeks are shown.
Nia Jax is walking backstage. We’ll hear from her next.
Jackie Redmond is backstage with Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. She asks about what transpired tonight. Owens says it wasn’t about helping Jey Uso. All Uso proved is that he wasn’t with Judgment Day last week. All he cares about is getting his hands on Judgment Day. Zayn says this has nothing to do with Jey Uso, Cody Rhodes, or Judgment Day. This is about two guys who started as kids working their tails off together to get to the very top in the main event of WrestleMania. This is about getting back what is rightfully theirs. Owens says he’s tired of talking and wants to punch some stupid faces.
Nia Jax addresses her return to WWE
Michael Cole is in the ring and introduces “The Irresistible Force” Nia Jax. Nia Jax makes her way to the ring. Cole says since Jax has returned to WWE, she has laid waste to everyone who has crossed her path. Why has she targeted everyone in the locker room? Jax says she wasn’t paying attention to Cole. She is Nia Jax. The crowd boos her. She says she is the baddest human in all of WWE. Jax says they thought it would be Rhea Ripley being the most dominant champion, male or female. She squashed her. They thought it would be Shayna Baszler. She squashed her too. Zoey Stark? Squashed. Raquel Rodriguez? Squashed. Chelsea Green? Squashed. Piper Niven? Squashed. Anyone that gets in the ring with her will get squashed because she is Nia Jax.
Zoey Stark interrupts her and angrily makes her way to the ring. Stark gets in Jax’s face and sarcastically congratulates her on squashing her when her back was turned. Stark dares her to do it to her face. Jax and Stark get into a shoving match. Referees run down to maintain order.
John Cena will battle Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa in a 2-on-1 Handicap Match at WWE Fastlane.
Nia Jax vs. Zoey Stark
The bell rings, and Stark quickly jumps on Jax’s back with a sleeper hold. Jax pulls her off, but Stark dropkicks her twice. Stark goes for a springboard, but Jax swats her out of midair. Jax crushes her with an elbow drop for a one-count. Jax throws her to the corner, and fiercly sizes her up before hitting an avalanche. Jax tosses Stark to the corner and hits another avalanche. Jax chokes her on the bottom rope before sending her to the corner. Jax charges, but Stark sidesteps her. Jax hits the ring post shoulder-first. Stark rocks her with some strikes to the head. Jax drops her on the apron, but Stark kicks her back. Stark hits a springboard missile dropkick, but Jax is still standing. Stark lifts her, but she cannot hold her up, and falls forward with the full weight of Jax landing on her. Jax puts her on the bottom rope and hits a guillotine leg drop. Jax pulls her to the corner and finishes her off with an Annihilator (Banzai Drop) for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Nia Jax
Byron Saxton is backstage with Jey Uso. Uso says he doesn’t want to join any groups. Cody Rhodes took a chance on him, and he didn’t like the way the Judgment Day conducts business. Jey says he knows Kevin Owens has beef with him, but he’s still good with Sami Zayn. Jey will keep an eye on what the Judgment Day does tonight anyway.
The Miz makes his way to the ring. He’ll have Drew McIntyre on Miz TV next.
WWE Elimination Chamber is coming to Perth, Australia in 2024.
Finn Bálor congratulates “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio on retaining his NXT North American Championship. Bálor cannot find Damian Priest.
Miz TV w/ special guest Drew McIntyre
The Miz welcomes everyone to Miz TV. His next guest will speak for the first time since walking off on Jey Uso as he was being beaten down by the Judgment Day. Miz welcomes Drew McIntyre to the ring.
Drew McIntyre makes his way to the ring. McIntyre takes a seat. Miz says this is an open, judgment-free zone. Miz commends McIntyre for throwing Jey Uso to the wolves. Miz would have done the same thing. McIntyre says he is absolutely nothing like Miz. Miz says they’re a lot alike. No one expected McIntyre to abandon a helpless Jey Uso. That is a Miz-move. They also know what it’s like to be the backbone of this company and be a champion… only to lose it. McIntyre was the unbeatable WWE Champion Drew McIntyre until he wasn’t. McIntyre got the opportunity of a lifetime at Clash at the Castle in his own backyard, but the Bloodline happened. Jey Uso beat him down time after time again. Miz says McIntyre doesn’t trust Jey because Jey only does what’s best for Jey. McIntyre says, “Karma’s a bitch.” Miz says McIntyre is the Batman of WWE. That makes Cody Rhodes the Superman of WWE. How did it feel to be upstaged by Cody last week?
Before McIntyre can answer, The New Day makes their way to the ring. Kofi Kingston says they didn’t know Drew McIntyre was cold-blooded like that. The McIntyre they know isn’t a coward like he showed last week. Xavier Woods says for the last few years, they’ve called him “Big D,” but after last week, it appears there’s some shrinkage on that end. Maybe his sword is too limp to get the job done. Miz shouts at them, but McIntyre tells him to shut up. McIntyre says they expect him to save the day. The New Day did nothing. Cody Rhodes created this mess and had to clean it up. That’s the actions of a hypocrite. Kingston says McIntyre should have helped Jey out. McIntyre says they forget everything the Bloodline and Jey Uso did to them. Kingston says they remember, but last week wasn’t the time to do that. Jey Uso was trying to make it right. Miz goes to speak, but McIntyre tells him to shut up again. Kingston says they look up to McIntyre. Miz puts his hand up, but McIntyre tells him to shut up. A “Shut Up, Miz” chant picks up. Miz puts his hand up, so McIntyre gives him a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre challenges Kingston to a match.
Otis is backstage with Maxxine Dupri. Chad Gable says they had a great match and will study the videotape to see what happened. Ludwig Kaiser walks up. Alpha Academy celebrates losses, while Imperium are winners. Gable says Kaiser lost and should be getting browbeaten by Gunther. Gable tells Kaiser to let Gunther know that he still has his eyes on that title. Gable says, “A-danke shoen!” Kaiser walks off.
Drew McIntyre vs. Kofi Kingston w/ Xavier Woods
The bell rings, and Kingston quickly takes it to McIntyre. McIntyre shoves him back and viciously clotheslines him down. McIntyre chops the chest in the corner. McIntyre whips him, but Kingston springboards off the middle rope with a dropkick. Kingston hits a running forearm in the corner and goes for an avalanche, but McIntyre catches him. McIntyre powers him into a delayed vertical suplex. McIntyre shoulder tackles him down and hits the ropes, but Kingston leapfrogs him. McIntyre soon catches him, but Kingston flips through a back suplex and dropkicks him over the top rope. Kingston goes to the top rope and hits a trust fall. Woods puts Kingston on his shoulders and celebrates.
Kingston gets on the apron and hits a double ax handle. Kingston head-butts him and gets him in the ring. Kingston hits a cross-body block for a two-count.
Back from the break, we see McIntyre standing over Kingston. McIntyre whips him hard to the corner and charges, but Kingston catches him with a pendulum kick. Kingston goes for a diving elbow, but McIntyre catches him and hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre hits a second belly-to-belly and follows up with a neckbreaker. McIntyre kips up. McIntyre waits for Kingston to get up and goes for a Future Shock DDT… I think they were supposed to counter into an SOS or something, but it didn’t work out. In any event, Kingston picks up a two-count. Kingston hits a Famouser as a tribute to the recently released Dolph Ziggler for a two-count.
Kingston gets fired up. McIntyre avoids Trouble in Paradise and hits a Future Shock DDT for a near fall. McIntyre isn’t happy that Kingston kicked out. McIntyre pulls Kingston to his feet and chops him back down. McIntyre pulls him up and hits another chop. Kingston flips through another Future Shock DDT and knocks McIntyre out of the ring. Kingston connects with a suicide dive. McIntyre reverses a whip into the steel steps, but Kingston leaps over them. McIntyre avoids a dive from Kingston and forearms him in the face. McIntyre hits a vicious inverted Alabama Slam on the apron! Ouch! McIntyre gets in the ring and counts down. Kingston ducks a Claymore Kick and hits an SOS for a near fall. Xavier Woods is in disbelief at ringside.
The crowd in Ontario chants, “This is awesome.” Kingston pulls McIntyre up, but McIntyre drops him with a Glasgow Kiss. Both men are down. At ringside, Ivar attacks Woods from behind. Ivar takes him out with a vicious spin kick. Valhalla trails behind. Ivar sends Woods into the LED barricade and splashes him against it. Kingston sees what is going on, but McIntyre pulls him back and hits a Claymore Kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
Ivar gets in the ring and stares at McIntyre. McIntyre walks off and leaves a defenseless Kingston in the ring. Ivar, at the direction of Valhalla, viciously attacks Kingston. McIntyre turns on the ramp and looks before shrugging and walking to the back. Ivar goes to the top rope and annihilates Kingston with a moonsault. Ivar and Valhalla stand tall in the ring.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther is chewing out Giovanni Vinci backstage. Ludwig Kaiser walks up, and Gunther yells at him too. Kaiser says he would have won if Vinci didn’t get involved. Gunther says Vinci will be Kaiser’s responsibility from now on. If Vinci messes up, Gunther will have a problem with Kaiser. If Kaiser messes up, he’ll have a problem with Gunther. Gunther says he’ll clean up their mess and take out Tommaso Ciampa by himself.
The Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship match is next.
Ivar and Valhalla are walking backstage when Byron Saxton walks up to them. Why did Ivar take out Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods? Ivar says they took out Erik. Valhalla says it’s an eye for an eye.
Becky Lynch will defend the NXT Women’s Championship against Tiffany Stratton in an Extreme Rules Match this Saturday at NXT No Mercy. Next week on Raw, either Becky Lynch or Tiffany Stratton will defend the NXT Women’s Championship against Tegan Nox. We’ll also see a contract signing with WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther and Tommaso Ciampa.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship
The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor and Damian Priest) (c’s) vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
The bell rings, and a huge brawl breaks out. Owens and Priest brawl at ringside. In the ring, Zayn this Bálor with a pair of deep arm drags. Bálor quickly rolls out of the ring to recover. Owens and Zayn stand tall in the ring.
We come back from the break to see Zayn take Priest down with a diving elbow to the head for a one-count. Bálor tags in and gets Zayn in the corner for a chop. Bálor sends him to the opposite corner and hits a running chop. Bálor hits a snapmare, elbows him in the head, and applies a chin lock. Zayn fights up, so Bálor turns him in the corner and punches him. Bálor whips him to the opposite corner, but Zayn pops out and clotheslines him down. Owens tags in. Zayn hits Bálor with a drop-toe-hold, and Owens follows up with a senton splash. Owens pops up and tells Priest to “suck it.” Owens punches and chops Bálor against the ropes. Bálor reverses a whip to the ropes, but Owens holds on. Owens boots him back and avoids an attack from Priest. Owens kicks Priest off the apron. Bálor quickly takes Owens down and double stomps the chest. Bálor stomps the face and tags Priest in. Priest kicks Owens in the jaw and chokes him on the middle rope. The referee backs Priest up, and Bálor gets a cheap shot in on Owens. Priest kicks away at Owens and claps the ears. Priest mashes Owens’ face in the turnbuckle. Owens fights back with some chops, and they get into a hockey fight. Priest sends him into the ropes, but Owens responds with a DDT.
Zayn tags in and punches away at Priest. Priest reverses a whip, but Zayn springboards over him and hits a clothesline. Zayn gets Priest in the corner and hits the classic 10 punches. Priest quickly sends him to the ropes and lifts him, but Zayn dropkicks him. Bálor runs in, but Zayn gets him out of the ring. Zayn then clotheslines Priest out of the ring. Zayn wipes out Bálor and Priest with a somersault plancha!
Back from the final break of the evening, Zayn fights out of South of Heaven from Priest. Zayn chops the chest, grabs the arm, scales the ropes, and hits a diving tornado DDT.
Owens and Bálor tag in. Owens clotheslines Priest before viciously punching and stomping Bálor down. Bálor rolls out of the ring to recover. Owens goes to ringside and runs through both Bálor and Priest with clotheslines. Owens punches Bálor down in the ring and comes off the apron with a cannonball on Priest at ringside. Owens gets in the ring and hits a cannonball on Bálor in the ring. Owens goes outside and hits Priest with a back suplex on the commentary table. Owens immediately heads to the top rope and hits a crushing Frog Splash for a near fall. The crowd lets out a collective gasp.
Another “This is awesome” chant picks up. Owens boots Bálor back and goes to the top rope, but Bálor hits a snap kick to stun him. Bálor punches away at Owens and climbs to the middle rope. Owens punches him down to the canvas. Bálor quickly pops up and signals for the end. Owens counters into a rolling fireman’s carry off the middle rope for a near fall! Wow!
Owens goes back to the top rope and punches Priest off the apron. Owens goes for a Swanton Bomb, but Bálor gets the knees up. Bálor connects with a Woo Dropkick. Bálor goes to the top rope and hits the Coup de Grâce. 1… 2… Zayn breaks up the pin. Priest runs in the ring and knocks Zayn out of the ring before giving Bálor some instructions. Priest tags in and pulls his straps down. Priest goes for South of Heaven on Owens, but Owens gets out and tags in Zayn. Zayn hits Priest with an exploder in the corner. Zayn goes to the corner, but he’s distracted by NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio on the apron. Zayn goes after Mysterio. Priest grabs Zayn for a Razor’s Edge, but Zayn slides off. Zayn sidesteps an avalanche and hits a Blue Thunder Bomb! 1… 2… Bálor breaks up the pin!
Bálor punches away at Zayn until Owens tackles him down. They roll out of the ring and continue brawling. Mysterio snaps Zayn off the top rope. Priest connects with a flatliner for a near fall. Mysterio yells at the referee over the count. “Main Event” Jey Uso runs down and pulls Mysterio off the apron. Uso punches away at Mysterio until JD McDonagh runs in. Mysterio and McDonagh double-team Uso until Cody Rhodes runs in for the save. Rhodes hits a suicide dive on McDonagh before brawling with Mysterio up the ramp. Uso joins in, and WWE officials run down to help.
In the ring, Owens hits Bálor with a Stunner. Priest sends Owens over the top rope, and Zayn crushes Priest with a Helluva Kick. McDonagh then smashes Zayn in the head with one of the Tag Team Championship belts, knocking him unconscious. The referee was distracted by what was happening at ringside. Priest slowly rolls over and covers Zayn for the win.
Winners by Pinfall and still Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: The Judgment Day
Bálor, Priest, and Mysterio celebrate in the ring as McDonagh looks on from ringside. The Judgment Day starts to go up the ramp until Rhodes and Uso run down and attack them from behind! Owens and Zayn join in. WWE officials desperately try to regain order, but it’s pure chaos. Owens hits Mysterio with a Stunner as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
— “Big” Bronson Reed def. Otis
— Tommaso Ciampa def. Ludwig Kaiser
— Tegan Nox def. Natalya
— “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio def. Dragon Lee to retain the NXT North American Championship
— Nia Jax def. Zoey Stark
— Drew McIntyre def. Kofi Kingston
— The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor and Damian Priest) def. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn to retain the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship
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