WWE Raw Results – 4/15/24 (Sami Zayn vs. Chad Gable for the Intercontinental Title, Rhea Ripley addresses Liv Morgan attack)

WWE Raw Results

WWE Raw Results
April 15, 2024
Montreal, Quebec, Canada (Centre Bell)
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.

WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn is shown entering the Centre Bell earlier today. The hometown favorite gets a big reception. World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest is also in the building. We will also hear from Undisputed WWE Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes. “Main Event” Jey Uso entered the building earlier today.

We’ll also examine what happened with Solo Sikoa, Tama Tonga, and Jimmy Uso this past Friday on SmackDown.


Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley makes her way to the ring with her right arm in a sling. She does not look happy. Ripley gets in the ring and is sneering. A “Mami” chant fires up. Raw General Manager Adam Pearce is also in the ring. Ripley says, “So, obviously, you guys know what’s going on right now, yeah?” Ripley looks like she’s holding back tears. After the attack last week by Liv Morgan, she’s been told that she’s stuck on the bench for quite a few months. Ripley says she’s pissed off because she’s been told she needs to vacate the one thing that means the most to her: the Women’s World Championship. The crowd chants, “NO!” Ripley looks at the title. The crowd chants, “Bulls–t,” and Ripley says, “Yeah, it is.” Ripley says the title means the most to her in her entire life. That’s why this is so painful. Ripley lays the Women’s World Championship down on the mat and pulls at her hair. A “Thank you, Mami” chant picks up.

Ripley says, “Revenge Tour… this is all because of your stupid Revenge Tour, Liv.” She could’ve actually had respect for Morgan, but instead, Morgan blindsided her. Ripley understands because she would have dropped Morgan where she stood. This is a warning to whoever wins her Women’s World Championship. When she comes back, she’s coming back for blood. The crowd cheers. Ripley says she’s not going to be gone because of an injury. When she finds Morgan, Ripley will be locked up in Montreal jail.

Liv Morgan’s music hits, and she comes out with security, trying to hold her back. Morgan is laughing at the former champion. Ripley yells at them to let Morgan go. Ripley gets out of the ring, but she’s held back. Morgan is pulled away and continues to laugh at Ripley. The crowd loudly boos Morgan. Ripley lays out a security guard with a head-butt, but she doesn’t advance further.

Backstage Segment

Sheamus’ shadow is shown backstage. The Celtic Warrior returns to action next.

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Backstage Segment

Former Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley is walking backstage, looking very dejected. The Judgment Day is waiting for her, and they embrace her. World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest says she’ll be more badass than ever when she comes back. They love her. Ripley tells them to make sure Judgment Day stays on top and to look out for “Dirty” Dom.

Sheamus is back! He’s wearing green athletic shorts and has his old theme song. This is his first match since August 2023, when he was defeated by “Edge” Adam Copeland. Michael Cole says Sheamus has been battling neck issues. Pat McAfee mentions it was a nerve issue, and he had surgery to repair it.

Sheamus vs. Ivar

The bell rings, and they stand across the ring from each other. The crowd buzzes for Sheamus’ return. They lock up, but they quickly break it. They lock up again, and Sheamus hooks a side headlock. Ivar backs him into the ropes and whips him off. Sheamus hits a shoulder tackle that knocks Ivar into the ropes. Sheamus then absorbs a shoulder tackle. The crowd chants, “Let’s go, Sheamus.” Sheamus is fired up. They exchange some forearms. Sheamus hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and takes him down with a running shoulder tackle. Sheamus has him on the apron and sets up for the 10 Beats of the Bodhran, but Ivar snaps the neck off the top rope. Ivar heads to the top rope, but Sheamus cuts him off. Sheamus stands on the second rope and impressively powers Ivar up for super White Noise! Wow!

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Back from the break, Ivar hits the ropes, but Sheamus takes him down with a tilt-a-whirl powerslam. Ivar rolls to the apron to recover, but the apron is not a safe spot when Sheamus is lurking. Sheamus hooks Ivar’s arms on the ropes and connects with the 10 Beats of the Bodhran. Ivar drops and rolls back into the ring. Sheamus lifts Ivar, but Ivar slides off and boots him back. Ivar then floors him with a nasty spin kick. Ivar heads to the top rope and hits a huge splash! 1… 2… Sheamus kicks out. Ivar is shocked and pulls at his beard in frustration.

Sheamus is sitting in the corner looking broken, but he challenges Ivar to give him more. Ivar punches away at him, but Sheamus takes it. Sheamus gets to his feet and fights back. Ivar pushes him off, cartwheels around him, and knees him in the midsection. Ivar springboards off the second rope into a big knee to the face. Sheamus pulls his kneepad down and connects with the Kneecap. Sheamus sets up in the corner and connects with a Brogue Kick for the win in his first match in eight months.

Winner by Pinfall: Sheamus

The camera goes over to Michael Cole and Pat McAfee, but a sweaty Sheamus approaches them and wraps his arms around them in celebration. Cole expertly transitions to the Intercontinental Championship match.

Video: Chad Gable helped motivate Sami Zayn to defeat Gunther to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship at WrestleMania 40. To reward his help, Zayn is giving Gable an Intercontinental Championship opportunity tonight.

Chad Gable is shown entering the arena earlier today.

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Pat McAfee breaks down Sheamus coming over to commentary and embracing him and Michael Cole using his telestrator.


WWE Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque makes his way to the ring. Raw General Manager Adam Pearce is in the ring. The ring is decorated with a red carpet and has a table in the center. It looks like a black cloth is covering a championship belt. The crowd is going wild.

Levesque says it’s hard to believe it was only eight days ago they were in the midst of the greatest WrestleMania of all time. At WrestleMania 40, kingdoms fell, nightmares began, and a whole new era started. Adam Pearce says that a new era began for the Tag Team Division. The talent has never been deeper. We walked in with one set of champs and left with two. Raw and SmackDown deserve titles they can be proud of going into this new era.

Raw Tag Team Champions Awesome Truth make their way to the ring. R-Truth and The Miz come out to a great reception. The crowd chants, “You deserve it.” Levesque asks, “What’s up?” He then congratulates them. In probably the biggest tag match in history, they made history. From a personal perspective, Levesque says that seeing R-Truth have that WrestleMania moment was awesome. Levesque says it’s a new era. If they’re going to represent this brand and the Tag Team Championships, they need to do it in a way that represents an all-new era. Going forward, they will be known as the World Tag Team Champions. They’ll be wearing these: they unveil brand new Tag Team Titles.

R-Truth flips out. He’s seen a rabbit come out of a hat, as well as birds. He’s even seen them cut a lady in half, only for her to walk away. R-Truth has never seen a trick like this. Miz looks confused. R-Truth knows a good magician when he sees one. They made titles “appear out of thin oxygen.” Levesque asks Miz to explain this to R-Truth. Miz says, “He’s not a magician.” R-Truth says he’d expect a magician to say that. R-Truth doesn’t trust magicians after Little Jimmy. Everyone used to be able to see him. What else is Levesque hiding? Miz says this is exactly what they wanted. This is one of the most important times in WWE. This is their chance to elevate the Tag Team Division. Miz says, “That’s why Adam Pearce and Triple H…” but R-Truth cuts him off and asks where Triple H is. He then says, “I see right through you, Tommaso Ciampa.” R-Truth thinks Paul Levesque is Ciampa. Miz uses some of the French he learned from his wife, Maryse, and the crowd goes crazy. Miz speaks French to R-Truth, and he understands. The crowd chants, “Oui!” Levesque asks if he can leave. He then takes the old Raw Tag Team Titles and gives them the World Tag Team Championship. Levesque shakes hands with them and wishes Pearce luck. Awesome Truth holds up the new titles to loud applause.

Pearce asks them why they made the boss leave the ring. Pearce says the only thing we have to do is figure out who their first challengers will be. It’s time for the Triple Threat Match to determine the #1 Contenders for the World Tag Team Championship.

#DIY makes their way to the ring in gear that is designed to look like DX gear.

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World Tag Team Champions Awesome Truth are seated at ringside for this match.

The screen glitches out as the New Day makes their way to the ring, perhaps signaling Uncle Howdy’s return.

#1 Contenders’ Tag Team Triple Threat Match
#DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) vs. The Creed Brothers (Brutus and Julius Creed) vs. The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods)

Johnny Gargano, Brutus Creed, and Xavier Woods start the match for their respective teams. Perfect. Woods and Gargano go after Brutus, but he fights them off. Woods rolls Brutus up, but Gargano breaks that up with a roll-up. Brutus powers Gargano up and drives him into Woods. Brutus then takes Gargano and Woods out with a double clothesline. Julius Creed tags in. The Creed Brothers go for stereo vertical suplexes, but Kofi Kingston and Tommaso Ciampa break it up. #DIY eventually clears everyone from the ring. They go for stereo planchas on the Creed Brothers, but the Creeds catch them. The New Day then wipes everyone out with stereo somersault planchas! The New Day celebrates at ringside.

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We return from the break to see Ciampa, Julius, and Kingston down in the center of the ring. They begin exchanging blows from their knees before getting to their feet. Ciampa takes out Kingston with some kicks before exchanging blows with Julius in the center of the ring. Julius rocks Ciampa with a running knee. Julius blocks Trouble in Paradise from Kingston and goes for an ankle lock. Ciampa breaks it up with a running knee. Brutus hits a hammer throw to the chest of Ciampa. Woods hits Brutus with a missile dropkick. Gargano hits Wood with a slingshot spear. Woods knees Gargano to the corner. Julius then hits Kingston with an exploder. Julius goes for a standing moonsault, but Kingston gets the knees up. Gargano superkicks Julius out of the ring. Kingston rolls Gargano up, but he rolls through and knees Kingston. #DIY double-teams Kingston with stereo knees before Gargano takes out the Creed Brothers with a cannonball at ringside. In the ring, Ciampa hits Kingston with Project Ciampa for a near fall!

A “Triple H” chant picks up for Ciampa. Ciampa tells Kingston to “Suck it” and goes for a Pedigree, but Kingston gets out. Kingston tags Woods, who connects with a tornado DDT on Ciampa. Gargano runs in, but Woods hits an Honor Roll. Brutus tries to attack Woods, but Woods evades him and forearms him down. Kingston tags in. Kingston kicks Ciampa in the head. The New Day sends Ciampa into the ring post shoulder-first and hits a double-team wheelbarrow/famouser combo. Julius immediately breaks up the pin with a belly-to-belly suplex. Julius runs wild on everyone with wild suplexes. Brutus tags in. Julius hits the New Day with a double northern lights suplex. Brutus then rolls Ciampa up and hits Gargano with a northern lights suplex onto Woods’ ankle! 1… 2… the New Day and #DIY kick out! Ciampa was rolled up for a bit, but the referee didn’t count it.

The Creed Brothers go for a Brutus Ball, but Kingston pushes Brutus off the top rope into a superkick from Woods at ringside. Julius leaps to the top rope and hits Kingston with a superplex. Woods immediately follows up with a flying elbow drop on Julius. #DIY quickly sandwich Woods with Meet in the Middle. Ciampa covers Woods for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: #DIY

Awesome Truth look at the #1 Contenders for their World Tag Team Championship.

Video: Last week on Raw, CM Punk stopped Drew McIntyre from hitting a Claymore Kick on Jey Uso, costing him the #1 Contendership for the World Heavyweight Championship.

Backstage Segment

Drew McIntyre is watching the footage with Jackie Redmond. McIntyre is laughing. Redmond says this is not the reaction she was expecting. McIntyre then kicks the screen and knocks it over before furiously walking off. Redmond is shocked.

-Commercial Break-

Tag Team Match
Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell vs. Ivy Nile and Maxxine Dupri

Indi Hartwell starts against Ivy Nile. Nile applies a side headlock and cinches it in. Hartwell tries to get out, but Nile keeps it hooked. Hartwell whips her off, but Nile catches her with a sunset flip for a two-count. Nile connects with an enzuigiri. Maxxine Dupri tags in and hits Hartwell with a flying cross-body block for a two-count. Maxxine talks trash to Candice LeRae and hits Hartwell with a fisherman’s suplex for a two-count. LeRae gets in the ring, and Maxxine yells at her. Hartwell attacks Maxxine and tags LeRae in. LeRae takes it to Maxxine and chokes her in the corner. LeRae whips Maxxine hard into the corner. Hartwell tags in, but Maxxine kicks her away. LeRae quickly tags back in and grabs Maxxine’s ankle. LeRae ducks an enzuigiri and goes to attack Nile. Nile avoids it. Maxxine then hits LeRae with a DDT. Maxxine crawls to the wrong corner before redirecting. Hartwell gets in the ring and distracts the referee as Maxxine makes the tag. The referee doesn’t see the tag and holds Nile back. Hartwell gets a cheap shot in on Maxxine and puts LeRae on top of her. The referee counts the pin.

Winners by Pinfall: Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell

A tweet is shown of World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest standing with Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees last week.

Video: The rise of Damian Priest.

The Judgment Day Clubhouse

A dejected Judgment Day is sitting backstage. World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest stands up and says they still run WWE. Tonight, “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio will go out there and teach Andrade a lesson. JD McDonagh will have Dom’s back and get this done. Mysterio and McDonagh walk off. Finn Bálor stands up and says they should be working on getting the Tag Titles back, but instead, he’s in a match against Jey Uso. What’s up with that? Priest says he needs the Prince to help him teach Jey Uso a lesson.

Andrade makes his entrance. He’ll face “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio next.

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Video: Earlier today, around 3:47 p.m. Eastern, Chad Gable was warming up in the ring with the Creed Brothers. Jackie Redmond asked for a comment on what winning the Intercontinental Championship would mean. Gable says it would be vindication and a chance to prove it to himself. How is he preparing for a crowd that is against him? Gable says he was a Minnesota guy in Iowa when he qualified for the Olympics. They didn’t want him to win, but he did. Master Gable will expose Sami Zayn.

Andrade vs. “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio w/ JD McDonagh

The bell rings, and Mysterio talks a little trash to Andrade before looking for a handshake. Andrade declines, so Mysterio chops the chest. Andrade chases him, but Mysterio keeps him back by putting himself through the ropes. Mysterio applies a side headlock, but Andrade whips him off and shoulder blocks him down. Andrade chops the chest, but Mysterio reverses a whip to the corner. Andrade rolls up the turnbuckle and knocks Mysterio back. Andrade comes off the top rope with a cross-body block for a two-count. Andrade starts up the Three Amigos, paying tribute to the late WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero. Mysterio blocks the third suplex and goes for Three Amigos. Andrade blocks the third suplex and completes his trio of suplexes. Andrade goes to the top rope, but JD McDonagh gets on the apron. Mysterio crotches Andrade on the top rope. Mysterio stands on the second turnbuckle and taunts the crowd.

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Back from the break, Andrade hits Mysterio with a pair of dragon screws. Andrade hits the ropes and connects with a flying forearm. Andrade kips up, and Mysterio is down in the corner. Andrade signals for the double knees. Andrade charges and connects with running double knees for a near fall. Andrade heads to the top rope for a split-legged moonsault, but Mysterio moves. Mysterio goes to the apron and tries to suplex Andrade out of the ring. Andrade blocks it. Mysterio pulls him out to the apron and hits Andrade with a Canadian Destroyer on the apron! Mysterio gets Andrade in the ring and covers. 1… 2… Andrade kicks out!

Mysterio waits for Andrade to get up and dropkicks him in the back to put him in the ropes. Mysterio talks trash and goes for a 619, but Andrade pops up and hits that nasty back elbow. McDonagh gets on the apron, but Andrade knocks him to the floor. Andrade hits Mysterio with the Message for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Andrade

McDonagh immediately attacks Andrade from behind and stomps away at him. McDonagh pulls Mysterio up. Mysterio holds Andrade up, and McDonagh punches away at him. Ricochet runs down to help Andrade, sending Mysterio and McDonagh running before any action takes place. Ricochet stands in the ring with Andrade and shakes hands with him.

Video: Last Friday on SmackDown, Solo Sikoa appeared to break ranks with Roman Reigns’ wishes and took out Jimmy Uso with the help of the debuting Tama Tonga.

Backstage Interview

“Main Event” Jey Uso is backstage with Jackie Redmond. Jey sadly says he wanted Jimmy to come with him… he’s got to concentrate on Finn Bálor. He’s going to catch a “YEET-down” later.

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Tag Team Match
Chelsea Green and Piper Niven vs. Kayden Carter and Katana Chance

Piper Niven starts against Kayden Carter. Niven effortlessly shoves her down, so Katana Chance tags in. Chance and Carter double-team Niven, but Niven takes them out with a double clothesline. Niven applies a cobra clutch, and Chelsea Green tags in. They awfully mistime a punch, and Green picks up a two-count. Carter tags in. Chance and Carter soon double-team green for a two-count. Carter picks Green up, but Green slaps her. Carter grabs Green and clubs away at the chest before slamming her down. Carter lifts Green. Chance steps off Green’s back and dives at Niven, but Niven catches her and sends her flying with a fallaway slam. Carter rolls Green up, but Niven hits a running cross-body block. Green pins Carter soon after.

Winners by Pinfall: Chelsea Green and Piper Niven

Undisputed WWE Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes is walking backstage. We’ll hear from him next.

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Video: Rhea Ripley vacated the Women’s World Championship earlier tonight. Liv Morgan came out to taunt her after. Morgan is responsible for injuring Ripley.

Backstage Interview

Liv Morgan is backstage with Cathy Kelley. Morgan says she doesn’t understand the reaction from the crowd. She feels like people are mad at her, but who is mad that Ripley tore her shoulder out of the socket and put her on the shelf for months? This is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth… and a shoulder for a shoulder. The Liv Morgan Revenge Tour concludes with her as the Women’s World Champion. Morgan says, “Watch me.”

“Wrestling has more than one royal family.”

Undisputed WWE Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring to a huge ovation. The crowd loudly chants, “Cody.” Rhodes looks pleased. The crowd then starts an “Ole” chant for Sami Zayn, who is not out there. The crowd then goes back to chanting for Rhodes. Rhodes asks Montreal in French, “What do you want to talk about?” Rhodes says they should thank Adam Pearce for allowing Rhodes to hang around since, technically, he’s a Friday Night SmackDown Superstar. Rhodes tells them not to worry because he’s not going anywhere.

Rhodes says we cannot reflect on WrestleMania 40 forever, especially with a pending challenge. At Backlash in Lyon, France, he’ll face either the fastest-rising star in WWE, LA Knight, or “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles. Certainly, they can reflect a little bit. Rhodes has a man he can talk about for hours, but he’ll keep it brief. This man said he would be Rhodes’ shield. The crowd starts to sing Seth “Freakin” Rollins’ song. This man said he’d be Rhodes’ shield, and he was. He’s sitting at home, but Rhodes wants to thank Seth “Freakin” Rollins. A “Thank you, Seth” chant picks up.

Another friend of theirs did a little reflecting yesterday, The Rock. A light “Rocky sucks” chant picks up. Rhodes says it was news to him that The Rock did a 10-week training camp. Rhodes doesn’t think The Rock has one more match left in him. He’s got a lot more than that. In typical manic-Rock fashion, he said he’d make Rhodes bleed again. The Rock is probably right. Maybe Rhodes will bleed, but no amount of training or preparation can stop the fact that if Rhodes is going to bleed, The Rock will bleed with him.

Whenever you talk about The Rock, you’ve got to talk about the Bloodline. Rhodes is a little confused. Last week, the introduction of Tama Tonga was by order of the Tribal Chief, but Roman Reigns was nowhere to be found. There are more questions than answers.

Rhodes wants to bring someone to the ring who knows the Bloodline very well. “Main Event” Jey Uso comes out to the ring. Pat McAfee happily dances on the commentary table. Rhodes says Jey Uso is the #1 Contender for the World Heavyweight Championship. Monday Night Raw is about to belong to him. No one deserves it more. Jey helped him finish the story at WrestleMania. Jey will be facing Finn Bálor, with Judgment Day probably not far behind. Rhodes would love it if he could have Jey’s back like Jey had his. They shake hands. Jey appreciates it and says he’s got to do it on his own. That way, he can become World Heavyweight Champion “Main Event” Jey Uso. Rhodes says if Jey has to be him, he totally understands. Rhodes wishes Jey luck, and they embrace. Rhodes goes to leave before turning and saying he has one more thing. Rhodes says, “Until we YEET again.” They both shout, “YEET!”

Backstage Segment

Finn Bálor of the Judgment Day is walking backstage. He’ll face Jey Uso next.

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Backstage Interview

Cathy Kelley is backstage with Nia Jax and asks about Rhea Ripley relinquishing the Women’s World Championship. Jax doesn’t give a damn about Ripley. The last time she saw her, Ripley belonged to her. Who is going to stop Jax from taking the title? Liv Morgan? Becky Lynch? They both belonged to her. In two weeks, after the WWE Draft, she might face someone new. There are two types of people in this world: those who fear Nia Jax and those who learn to fear Nia Jax. No one on this planet is taking the title from it. It is hers.

“Main Event” Jey Uso vs. Finn Bálor

Finn Bálor’s music plays, but he doesn’t come out. Bálor attacks Jey from behind.

The referee checks on Jey before calling for the bell to start the match. Bálor chokes Jey on the middle rope. Jey punches back at the Prince. Bálor reverses a whip. Jey goes for a sunset flip, but Bálor rolls through for a basement dropkick to pick up a two-count. Bálor elbows Jey in the head and applies a chin lock. World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest is watching backstage. Jey fights up, but Bálor knees him in the midsection. Bálor shoulders Jey in the corner and chops the chest. Bálor talks a little trash and chops the chest again. Bálor puts Jey in the corner and shoulders away at the midsection before chopping the chest again. Jey reverses a whip to the opposite corner and charges, but Bálor drops him on the apron. Jey punches Bálor back and goes to the top rope, but Bálor quickly pulls him down to the mat. Bálor punches away at Jey’s face and dropkicks him out of the ring.

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Back from the break, Bálor is still taking it to Jey with chops to the chest. Bálor whips him to the opposite corner and chops the chest again. Bálor whips him to the opposite corner and charges, but Jey boots him in the face. Jey sends him into the ropes and soon hits a step-up enzuigiri.

After a few moments, both men are on their feet. Jey punches away at Bálor, does a little dance, and floors him with a right hand. Jey connects with a Samoan Drop for a two-count. Priest is still anxiously watching backstage before grabbing his title and walking off. Jey goes for a running hip attack, but Bálor avoids it. Bálor charges, but Jey counters with a Samoan Drop attempt. Bálor rakes the eyes and hits a falling elbow drop for a two-count. Bálor stomps away at Jey before hitting a Sling Blade. Bálor sets up for a Woo Dropkick, but Jey superkicks him down. Jey heads to the top rope for an Uso Splash, but Bálor moves. Bálor connects with a Woo Dropkick and heads to the top rope. Jey avoids a Coup de Grâce and hits a Spear. Jey goes back to the top rope for an Uso Splash. 1… 2… 3.

Winner by Pinfall: “Main Event” Jey Uso

World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest heads to ringside and stands on the apron, staring at the first challenger for his title. Priest gets in the ring and holds the World Heavyweight Championship up. JD McDonagh and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio attack Jey from behind, but Priest is not happy about that. Bálor, Mysterio, and McDonagh triple-team Jey. Priest looks disappointed. Jey superkicks Mysterio at ringside and tries to escape through the crowd. McDonagh catches him, so Jey sends McDonagh into Bálor before escaping through the crowd.

We go into the concourse area, and Jey high-fives some WWE fans. Jey walks outside and bumps into WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn. Zayn is looking up. 25 years ago, the first show he ever saw was in this building. All these years later, he comes back as a champion. Zayn is entering the building the same way he did 25 years ago… through the front doors! Zayn enters the building and is going wild.

The camera follows Sami Zayn all through the concourse area and into the arena. The Intercontinental Championship match is next.

-Commercial Break-

Next week on Raw, a new Women’s World Champion will be crowned. Awesome Truth will defend the World Tag Team Championship against #DIY. Andrade and Ricochet will face “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh.

Gorilla Position

Chad Gable is warming up backstage. “Big” Bronson Reed comes up to him. No matter who wins, the winner will have to answer to “Big” Bronson Reed.

WWE Intercontinental Championship
Sami Zayn (c) vs. Chad Gable

The crowd goes wild for Sami Zayn during Samantha Irvin’s in-ring introductions. A LOUD “Ole” chant fires up. Zayn poses with the Intercontinental Championship.

The bell rings to start the match. They lock up, and Zayn quickly wrenches the arm. Gable twists out and takes him down with a drop-toe-hold. Gable hooks a side headlock. Zayn gets to his feet and whips him off. Zayn drops down and leapfrogs him. Zayn hits a deep arm drag, but Gable pops up and hits an arm drag. Zayn knocks him out of the ring, but Gable gets right back in. Zayn hits the ropes, ducks a clothesline, and pulls the top rope down to get Gable out of the ring again. Zayn teases a plancha before flipping off the ropes back into the ring. Gable looks a little frustrated.

Gable gets in the ring and goes face-to-face with the Intercontinental Champion.

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Back from the break, Gable floors Zayn with a clothesline for a two-count. Gable applies a waistlock and goes for a German Suplex, but Zayn fights out. Zayn wrenches the arm and climbs to the top rope, but Gable crotches him up there. Zayn holds his knee in pain at ringside. Zayn’s wife is shown watching at ringside. Gable comes flying to ringside for a clothesline. Gable gets Zayn in the ring for a diving head-butt for a near fall.

Gable attacks the injured knee with a leg DDT. Gable stretches out the leg and applies a spinning toe hold. Zayn fights back with a clothesline and elbows him back. Zayn comes off the middle rope with a flying elbow to the head. Zayn is hobbling. Gable charges. Zayn goes for an exploder in the corner, but Gable counters into a roll-up. Gable soon applies an Ankle Lock, but Zayn rolls through and gets him out of the ring. Gable pulls him down from ringside, but Zayn kicks him away. Zayn hits a slingshot moonsault block to ringside!

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We come back from the final break of the evening to see Gable hit a top-rope Olympic Slam! Zayn has a cut on his forehead. Gable starts up the rolling German Suplexes… 1… 2… Zayn blocks a third and elbows out. Zayn then hits Gable with rolling German Suplexes… 1… 2… Gable blocks one and starts up his rolling Germans again. Gable hits one before Zayn reverses and hits one. They trade elbows to the face and waistlocks. Zayn then spikes Gable right on his head with a nasty German Suplex! Both men are down! That looked nasty!

They slowly get to their feet and exchange punches. Gable rocks him with a flipping kick to the head. Gable charges, but Zayn counters with an exploder into the turnbuckles. Zayn goes to the opposite corner for a Helluva Kick, but Gable picks the ankle and applies an Ankle Lock! Zayn screams in pain, but he rolls through and gets him out of the ring. Gable quickly heads to the top rope and dives, but Zayn counters with a powerbomb out of midair! Zayn goes for a Sharpshooter, but his knee and ankle give out.

Zayn pulls himself to his feet and hobbles to the corner. Zayn charges for a Helluva Kick, but Gable counters into a release German Suplex into the turnbuckles! Gable goes to the top rope for a moonsault, but he lands on his feet to avoid a boot from Zayn. Gable applies an Ankle Lock and pulls Zayn to the center of the ring! Zayn soon counters with a roll-up for a two-count. Gable charges, but Zayn hits an exploder into the turnbuckles. Zayn charges and connects with a Helluva Kick. Zayn crawls to Gable and covers. 1… 2… 3!

Winner by Pinfall and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Sami Zayn

Sami Zayn celebrates with the crowd before seeing Chad Gable, who is in tears in the corner. Zayn crawls over and helps Master Gable to his feet. Zayn raises Gable’s arm, but Gable throws him off and raises Zayn’s arm. Zayn rolls out of the ring and heads over to his family.

All of a sudden, Gable rips Zayn away from his wife and hits a German Suplex on the floor! Gable sends Zayn into the ring post and over the commentary table. The crowd loudly boos Gable. Gable gets on the apron and drives Zayn into the ring post. Gable stands on the second rope and applies an Ankle Lock to the Intercontinental Champion. WWE referees run out to break him off.

Quick Match Results

— Sheamus def. Ivar
— #DIY (Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa) def. The Creed Brothers (Brutus and Julius Creed) and The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) in a #1 Contenders’ Triple Threat Tag Team Match
— Candice LeRae and Indi Hartwell def. Ivy Nile and Maxxine Dupri in a Tag Team Match
— Andrade def. “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio
— Chelsea Green and Piper Niven def. Kayden Carter and Katana Chance in a Tag Team Match
— “Main Event” Jey Uso def. Finn Bálor
— Sami Zayn def. Chad Gable to retain the WWE Intercontinental Championship

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