WWE Raw Results – 5/13/24 (King and Queen of the Ring Quarterfinal Matches, Becky Lynch vs. Dakota Kai)

WWE Raw Results

WWE Raw Results
May 13, 2024
Greenville, South Carolina (Bon Secours Wellness Arena)
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.

On a split screen, Gunther and Kofi Kingston were shown arriving at the arena. We also see “Main Event” Jey Uso and Ilja Dragunov arriving. Each pair will face in the King of the Ring Quarterfinal Matches tonight.

Backstage Segment

“The Scottish Warrior” Drew McIntyre is shown walking with a purpose backstage. He storms into the Gorilla Position and through the curtains.

Drew McIntyre addresses CM Punk

Drew McIntyre walks onto the stage and heads to the commentary table as Michael Cole calls him a “hypocrite.” Pat McAfee immediately throws Cole under the bus. McIntyre stands in the ring, and a loud “CM Punk” chant picks up. McIntyre says Punk might have shown up if it was Atlanta or Charlotte but not Greenville. McIntyre says, “He only makes the big towns, brothers.” The crowd boos. Punk says when he is pushed that he is Satan himself. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist. The greatest trick CM Punk ever pulled was looking like a drug addict without taking any drugs. Actually, the greatest trick he’s ever pulled is getting people to trust him repeatedly, no matter how many times he breaks your trust. Management keeps taking him back like an abusive relationship. The other thing McIntyre doesn’t get is how the people buy into all the crap he spews out of his mouth. McIntyre doesn’t like talking to people like they’re stupid, but “if you’re a CM Punk fan, you’re stupid.”

Last week, Punk was in the ring calling McIntyre a coward and challenging him to a fight. Punk watched him leave the arena in his car. It’s like he has a stooge inside in Adam Pearce. The week before, McIntyre was on the stage, and Punk was in the skybox. Then he went to the skybox, and Punk was in the ring. Eventually, he’ll get his hands on Punk and torture him. Punk will beg him to tear his tricep. Until then, he won’t waste his time on a guy who won’t be cleared for the next twenty years.

Speaking of things that will never happen, Jey Uso lost another title match… McIntyre’s title match. His reward is McIntyre’s spot in the King of the Ring Tournament. It’s complete BS. He’ll deal with Jey later. The number one thing on McIntyre’s priority list is the World Heavyweight Championship and the paper champion, Damian Priest.

“ALL RISE!”

World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest makes his way to the ring. Priest says McIntyre has some serious issues. Since he can’t shut that hole in his face, why doesn’t McIntyre do something different? Priest thinks McIntyre should say what he’s going to say, but this time, he’ll do it to someone’s face. McIntyre says if Priest was listening, CM Punk has been running away every week. McIntyre will say something positive about Priest. Priest has paid his dues and deserves all the success in the world. Priest doesn’t deserve to be champion. McIntyre’s next-door neighbor, Dave, has an inspirational story, but it doesn’t mean he should be the World Heavyweight Champion. This is a case of the title making the man. The Raw Title is in its infant stages. It needs the man to make the title. It needs Drew McIntyre. Priest knew he couldn’t beat him one-on-one, so he used the briefcase.

Priest tells McIntyre to stop because he’s delusional. McIntyre is blaming everyone else for his failures. Did McIntyre not choose this life? McIntyre says he’s been a WWE Superstar since he was 21. McIntyre tells the crowd to say “WHAT” if Priest is a BS champion. They unwittingly oblige, but Priest says he’s still a champion. Priest tells him to look in the mirror and blame “that asshole.” Priest wanted to cash in on Seth Rollins. Then they could’ve gone to war at WrestleMania. McIntyre stopped him from cashing in multiple times. That’s McIntyre’s fault. Then McIntyre explained to the world that if Priest was smart, he’d wait until he’s champion to cash in. What happened? That’s on McIntyre. Priest wants to talk about WrestleMania. McIntyre finally achieved his goal. All he had to do was grab his wife’s hand and enjoy his moment. Then McIntyre saw CM Punk and made him more important than himself, this championship, and his wife. The crowd gasps. Priest then points out that McIntyre got his ass whooped by a one-armed man. Then Priest cashed in. McIntyre’s elbow will heal, and he’ll be cleared. If he wants a shot at the World Heavyweight Championship, he’s got it. McIntyre can call him a paper champion all he wants, but when he’s done with him, he’ll make him eat those words. Priest says they can all rise for that. Priest walks off.

Video: Queen of the Ring Tournament First Round Matches from last week’s Raw and this weekend’s live events.

Parking Lot

Earlier today, Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark were walking into the arena when Damage CTRL confronted them. IYO SKY shoved Baszler, but WWE officials quickly broke it up.

Back to live action, IYO SKY makes her way to the ring alongside Dakota Kai and Kairi Sane. Sky looks at the Queen of the Ring Crown. As Sky enters the ring, Shayna Baszler blindsides her and yanks her over the top rope. Baszler kicks her in the face. WWE referees run down to keep Baszler back.

-Commercial Break-

Queen of the Ring Tournament
Quarterfinal Match
IYO SKY vs. Shayna Baszler

We join this match in progress. Sky ducks some offense and lands on her feet to counter a back body drop. Sky clips the leg and hits a basement dropkick. Sky kips up and gets the crowd going. Sky hits the ropes and charges, but Baszler sidesteps her. Sky lands outside the ring on her feet. Baszler tries to leave the ring to get her, but Sky sweeps the feet on the apron. An Uncle Howdy QR Code appears briefly. Sky goes for a springboard, but Baszler snaps her off the top rope. Baszler climbs to the second rope and lifts Sky up with an armbar. Baszler then drops her to the floor. Baszler viciously attacks her at ringside and throws her into the barricade and apron a few times. Baszler gets Sky in the ring, but Sky quickly rolls out and holds her arm in pain. Baszler clubs her and lifts the ring apron. Baszler puts Sky’s arm in the ring’s frame and kicks it against the metal!

Baszler gets Sky in the ring and covers for a two-count. Baszler applies an overhead wristlock and bends her down to the mat. Baszler sets up to stomp the arm, but Sky takes her down. Sky fights back and hits her with a running hurricanrana. Sky connects with a spin kick to the head. Sky hooks the arms, but Baszler fights out. Baszler connects with an arm breaker and puts her on the top rope. Sky manages to fight out and knocks Baszler into an awkward tree of woe. Baszler soon falls to ringside. Sky then wipes out Baszler with an Asai Moonsault.

-Commercial Break-

Back from the break, Sky rolls Baszler up for a two-count. Sky connects with an uppercut and punches her to the corner. Sky backs up and charges, but Baszler drops her on the apron. Sky blocks a kick and snaps the leg off the middle rope. Baszler injured her knee in that tree of woe before the commercial break. Sky connects with a springboard missile dropkick. Sky hits a double running knee against the ropes for a two-count.

Sky heads to the top rope for an Over the Moonsault, but Baszler gets the feet up. Sky blocks it and counters into a pin, but Baszler soon counters the counter into a Kirifuda Clutch! Sky manages to roll out and applies a crossface. Baszler fights up and out of the hold before kneeing her in the face for a two-count. The crowd chants, “This is awesome.” Sky blocks a kick and hits a dragon screw before connecting with a meteora in the corner. Sky goes the top rope and hits the Over the Moonsault for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: IYO SKY

IYO SKY advances to the Semifinals of the Queen of the Ring Tournament. She will take on the winner of Lyra Valkyria vs. Zoey Stark.

Jackie Redmond is in the ring with IYO SKY. Redmond mentions she’ll compete in the Semifinal Match next week on Raw against either Lyra Valkyria or Zoey Stark. Sky rips the microphone away from Redmond and shouts in Japanese before walking off.

The Judgment Day Clubhouse

JD McDonagh is talking with Finn Bálor backstage. Carlito is chatting with “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio. World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest walks in and wants to know what is going on. Mysterio says it’s time for them to work together. Carlito says they all agree that Rey Mysterio is a selfish bastard, proven when he gave his WrestleMania spot to Dragon Lee. No one knows better than Dominik. Carlito says Rhea Ripley is out, and Dom is injured. They could use some muscle and benefit from each other. Priest says if the others want to work with him, that’s fine. As far as Priest is concerned, he’s not welcome here. Carlito says Priest doesn’t trust him, but the most stubborn minds can be changed. Maybe one day, they can all be amigos. Carlito walks off.

Backstage Segment

“The Ring General” Gunther is shown pacing backstage ahead of a big King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match against Kofi Kingston.

-Commercial Break-

We see a shot of the Cleveland Brown’s Stadium, the site of this year’s SummerSlam.

Backstage Segment

Chad Gable is walking in front of his Alpha Academy stablemates. Gable says we’re on the cusp of his big Intercontinental Championship match in Saudi Arabia. Gable sarcastically says Maxxine Dupri had a great weekend galavanting in the ring and blowing an opportunity in the Queen of the Ring Tournament. She embarrassed the Alpha Academy. It’s pathetic! Maxxine looks sad. Gable says tonight is about redemption. Tonight, it’ll be Otis vs. “Big” Bronson Reed… actually, it’ll be Otis vs. Sami Zayn. Gable needs his #1 Guy to soften up Zayn before their match. Gable needs the serious Otis, not the dancer. Gable makes him say, “No matter what.” As for Tozawa, he has a big opportunity, so he better not blow it against Bronson Reed. Tozawa sheepishly follows Gable.

Ivy Nile approaches Maxxine Dupri and says she would have helped her train for the Queen of the Ring match. Maxxine apologizes and says Gable doesn’t want her training outside the academy. Nile says she doesn’t need to take that. Gable comes up and tells Maxxine to keep walking. Gable tells Nile to stop hanging around “Taylor not-so-Swift” and focus on herself.

Video: King of the Ring Tournament First Round Matches from last week’s Raw and this weekend’s live events.

Backstage Interview

Kofi Kingston is backstage with Cathy Kelley and Xavier Woods, who is on a crutch. She mentions that Kingston has done the unthinkable before. How will he do it again and beat Gunther? Kingston says he’s done it before, but tonight is about payback. Last night, Kingston went toe to toe with the greatest luchador of all time, Rey Mysterio. There is no room for fear or self-doubt in the ring. There is no room for failure. Kingston knows how much this tournament means to Woods. Woods says Gunther wants the crown, but winning it means having honor. Woods was injured by him and cannot defend his honor. Tonight, Kingston will show Gunther exactly why New Day rocks.

Samantha Irvin introduces legendary WWE ring announcer Lilian Garcia. The crowd gives Garcia a tremendous ovation. Irvin asks if Garcia will give her the honor of helping introduce the next match. Garcia obliges and says she is so proud of Irvin, who is doing an incredible job. Garcia introduces the King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match, scheduled for one fall.

Kofi Kingston makes his way to the ring.

-Commercial Break-

Raw General Manager’s Office

R-Truth is talking to Raw General Manager Adam Pearce. The Miz comes in and tells R-Truth not to put their titles on the line without talking to him. Pearce says the titles aren’t on the line, but they need new #1 Contenders. Kiana James walks in and says she’s looking forward to working under Pearce’s tutelage. Pearce says if she needs anything, she shouldn’t hesitate. James says she doesn’t hesitate; she adjudicates. R-Truth is confused about whether that’s even PG. Pearce looks exacerbated.

King of the Ring Tournament
Quarterfinal Match
Kofi Kingston vs. “The Ring General” Gunther

As Gunther gets on the apron during his entrance, Kofi Kingston dropkicks him to the floor. Kingston punches away at him before getting in the ring and hitting a suicide dive. Kingston continues to punch away at the Ring General. Gunther quickly removes his ring jacket, and Kingston dropkicks him into the LED apron. Kingston attacks Gunther’s knee, but Gunther fights back with a chop. Gunther whips him into the steps, but Kingston leaps up and goes to the second rope. Kingston takes Gunther down with a flying clothesline. Kingston grabs Gunther and stops him from getting in the ring. Kingston snaps the leg off the apron and the ring post. Kingston enters the ring and twists Gunther’s leg on the middle rope. Kingston dropkicks the knee against the ropes.

The referee doesn’t even check on Gunther and calls for the bell to start the match. Gunther avoids Trouble in Paradise and goes for a German Suplex. Kingston flips through the suplex and lands on his feet. Kingston dropkicks him in the injured knee to take him down. Kingston goes to the top rope and connects with a big Boom Drop for a near fall. Gunther rolls out of the ring to recover. Kingston hits the ropes and goes for a suicide dive, but Gunther catches him. Gunther slings Kingston into the ring apron and chops the chest. Gunther hits a vicious back suplex onto the barricade. Gunther then gives him a back suplex onto the commentary table. Gunther pulls the top of the table off and gets in the ring to break the count. Gunther then locks Kingston in a Boston Crab on top of the table. It’s a proven fact that any submissions done on the commentary table exponentially increase the pain inflicted.

-Commercial Break-

Back from the break, Kingston is fighting back at Gunther with kicks to the knee. Gunther quickly takes him down and stomps the spine. Gunther whips him hard into the corner, and Kingston collapses in pain. Kingston fights back with chops and punches before attacking Gunther’s injured knee. Gunther quickly cuts him off with a massive scoop slam. Gunther applies a bow and arrow stretch, but Kingston turns over into a pin for a two-count. Gunther quickly cuts him off with a strike. Kingston kicks him in the leg from the mat and gets to his feet. Gunther chops him, but Kingston stops him with a jawbreaker. Kingston hits the ropes, but Gunther hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Gunther’s knee gives out after executing that move. Gunther drops an elbow and climbs to the second rope for a diving elbow drop, but Kingston moves.

Kingston pulls himself up and kicks away at Gunther’s injured leg. Gunther hobbles around in pain. Gunther blocks a kick and clubs him in the lower back. Kingston counters a short-arm clothesline into an SOS attempt, but Kingston fights out of the counter. Kingston hits a pendulum kick in the corner and comes off the top rope with a cross-body block. Kingston gets up and goes to Gunther, but Gunther takes him down and applies a devastating Boston Crab. Kingston twists out and kicks him back. Kingston ducks a chop and hits an SOS for a near fall!

The crowd chants, “This is awesome,” as Kingston heads to the top rope. Gunther sidesteps a dive and hits a Tyrannosaurus Dropkick into the corner. Gunther turns him inside out with a lariat for a near fall. Gunther cannot believe that didn’t put him away. Gunther goes outside and pulls Kingston to the ring post before stretching him against it. Gunther releases before being disqualified. Gunther goes for a Powerbomb on the floor, but Kingston counters into a hurricanrana into the ring post. Kingston then hits him with Trouble in Paradise! Gunther is down on the ground. The referee is counting. 1… 2… 3… 4… 5… 6… 7… 8… Kingston gets in the ring… 9… Gunther barely beats the count! Kingston sizes Gunther in the corner and goes for Trouble in Paradise, but Gunther avoids it. Gunther crushes him with a Powerbomb and covers 1… 2… Kingston kicks out. Gunther immediately transitions into a Boston Crab! Kingston tries to fight the pain but ultimately has no choice but to submit!

Winner by Submission: “The Ring General” Gunther

Gunther advances to the Semifinals of the King of the Ring Tournament. He will face the winner of “Main Event” Jey Uso vs. Ilja Dragunov.

Replay: Last week on Raw, Liv Morgan confronted Women’s World Champion Becky Lynch. Damage CTRL would tease attacking them, but Morgan quickly escaped. Lyra Valkyria ran down to save Lynch.

Backstage Interview

Jackie Redmond is backstage with Lyra Valkyria. Redmond says she had a great debut last week, beating Dakota Kai and helping Becky Lynch. Valkyria says it’s a perfect way to kickstart her rise to the top of Monday Night Raw. Damage CTRL better get used to seeing her on Monday nights. Anytime Lynch needs some Irish backup, she’s here. Women’s World Champion Becky Lynch walks up and wishes Valkyria luck. Lynch walks off. Valkyria asks about facing Zoey Stark. Liv Morgan interrupts and wants to say hello and wish her luck. Valkyria says that’s nice of her. Morgan then asks if Lynch has always been a bitch. Valkyria tells her to ask Lynch herself. Lynch is standing behind Morgan. Lynch punches Morgan in the face. Lynch says she’s not the one scared of a face-to-face fight and calls Morgan a “bitch.”

-Commercial Break-

New downloadable content is coming to WWE 2K24.

Backstage Segment

Kofi Kingston is hobbling backstage. Karrion Kross stops him and says that was a tough loss, but there’s always time to turn things around. Kross walks off. Xavier Woods comes up and asks what Kross wants. Kingston isn’t sure.

“Big” Bronson Reed vs. Akira Tozawa w/ Chad Gable

The bell rings, and Tozawa sidesteps him. Tozawa punches away at him, but Reed shakes it off. Tozawa stuns Reed with a kick to the head and heads to the top rope for a missile dropkick. Reed is off his feet. Tozawa rips his shirt off, and Gable isn’t happy with the showboating. Tozawa goes for a diving somersault senton, but Reed catches him and hits a Death Valley Driver. Reed goes to the top rope and CRUSHES Tozawa with a Tsunami for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: “Big” Bronson Reed

An irate Chad Gable gets in the ring and yells at Tozawa, who is writhing in pain on the mat.

Backstage Segment

Gunther and Ludwig Kaiser are walking backstage. Cathy Kelley comes up, but Gunther walks off. Kaiser says Gunther shouldn’t have to address her after having a match. She mentions that the last time Gunther faced Ilja Dragunov, he lost. As for his victory over Jey Uso, there was interference from Jimmy Uso. Last week, Kaiser used some underhanded tactics against Sheamus. Kaiser cuts her off and says Gunther is the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time. Gunther doesn’t need to prove anything to anyone around here. As for Sheamus, if anyone actually believes he lost that match because of Kaiser, he’s delusional. Sheamus has had a legendary career, but he’s never beaten Gunther. It’s never happened and never will. Sheamus should be thanking him because Kaiser saved him last week. If Sheamus has a problem with that, Kaiser will put him out of his injury by exposing and embarrassing him in front of the whole world. Kaiser walks off.

-Commercial Break-

WWE celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month.

Raw General Manager’s Office

Jackie Redmond is backstage with Raw General Manager Adam Pearce. New Catch Republic comes in. Tyler Bate thanks Pearce for drafting them to Raw. Pearce wishes them luck. Pearce says the WWE Draft is behind them. We’ll have a Fatal 4-Way to determine the new #1 Contenders for the Tag Team Titles. It’ll be the New Catch Republic vs. Authors of Pain vs. The Creed Brothers vs. JD McDonagh and Finn Bálor of the Judgment Day.

Redmond likes that. She asks about Bron Breakker not being in the King of the Ring Tournament. Pearce says Breakker has unlimited potential, but the guys on the roster have proven themselves. He doesn’t want to throw him in the deep end. Breakker comes in and says he wouldn’t have been in the deep end with his opponents. He’d have smiled as he watched them drown. Breakker says, “I should’ve been in the damn tournament,” and walks off. Pearce says, “Wow…”

Pat McAfee goes wild doing Bron Breakker’s barks.

Video: Lyra Valkyria vs. Zoey Stark

Zoey Stark makes her entrance. She’ll face Lyra Valkyria in a Quarterfinal Match of the Queen of the Ring Tournament.

Lyra Valkyria makes her entrance soon after.

Queen of the Ring Tournament
Quarterfinal Match
Zoey Stark vs. Lyra Valkyria

The bell rings, and they lock up. They back into the corner, and Valkyria gives a clean break. Stark shoves her and goes for a clothesline, but Valkyria ducks it. Valkyria hooks a side headlock but soon releases and hits Stark with a diving back elbow off the second rope. Valkyria takes her down with a headlock. Stark fights up and shoves her down. Valkyria hits the ropes and hits a hurricanrana that sends Stark out of the ring. Valkyria goes to the apron and knocks Stark away. Stark avoids a leap, and Valkyria’s leg looks hurt. Stark then clotheslines her on the floor.

-Commercial Break-

Back from the break, Stark connects with a springboard missile dropkick for a two-count. Stark applies a neck vice and talks some trash. Valkyria fights up, but Stark cuts her off with some strikes. Stark kicks her down and hits the ropes, but Valkyria avoids a running strike and rolls her up for a two-count. Valkyria kicks and punches away at Stark and takes her down with an enzuigiri. Stark rolls out of the ring to recover, so Valkyria hits a wrecking ball dropkick to the floor. Valkyria gets her in the ring and hits a top rope flying cross-body block. Valkyria connects with a tornado DDT for a two-count.

A “Lyra” chant picks up. Stark soon elbows Valkyria and punches her. Stark kicks her legs out, but Valkyria kips up. Stark avoids a kick and turns her inside out with a slam for a near fall. Stark goes to the top rope and leaps, but Valkyria moves. Stark lands on her feet, but she’s soon down after a spin kick. Stark counters a tornado DDT and suplexes Valkyria into the turnbuckles. Stark covers: 1… 2… Valkyria kicks out. Stark shouts at Valkyria and pulls her up by the hair before slapping her in the face. Valkyria slaps back. Stark superkicks her and goes for a Z-360. Valkyria blocks it and hits the Nightwing for the win!

Winner by Pinfall: Lyra Valkyria

Lyra Valkyria will face IYO SKY in a Queen of the Ring Semifinal Match next week on Raw.

Jackie Redmond congratulates Lyra Valkyria on advancing to the Queen of the Ring Tournament Semifinals. Does she have anything to say to IYO SKY? Valkyria says she’s confident and speaks Gaelic. They’ll find out what she means. She’s Lyra Valkyria and a former NXT Women’s Champion. She flies as the crow flies: right to the top.

Video: “Main Event” Jey Uso vs. Ilja Dragunov in a King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match.

Backstage Segment

“Main Event” Jey Uso says Drew McIntyre couldn’t cut it in the King of the Ring Tournament, so he took his place and beat Finn Bálor. Tonight, he’ll beat Ilja Dragunov, and then Gunther next week. He will be crowned the new King of the Ring. YEET!

WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn makes his way to the ring.

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

The bell rings, and they lock up. Otis powers the champion to the corner. Zayn ducks an attack and punches him. Otis spins him in the corner and clubs him down. Otis slings him down before avalanching him in the corner. Zayn drops down in position, and Otis thinks about doing the Caterpillar. Otis starts to gyrate, but Chad Gable gets on the apron and admonishes his #1 Guy. Otis paces around and rips off his shirt anyway. Otis does the Caterpillar Elbow Drop, much to the chagrin of Master Gable. Gable orders Otis to the second rope. Zayn avoids a Vader Bomb and catches him with a Helluva Kick for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Sami Zayn

Chad Gable is absolutely furious. Zayn walks off. Gable shouts at Otis, who looks dejected on the mat. Gable pie faces him, so Zayn runs into the ring and hits Gable with an exploder suplex into the turnbuckles. Zayn sets up for a Helluva Kick, but Gable avoids it. Otis tries to pull Gable back, but Gable gets out of his grip. Gable shouts this is Otis’ fault and slaps him in the face before walking off. Otis doesn’t look happy, but he follows after Master Gable. The crowd chants, “Otis,” to will him on.

Coming up next, Women’s World Champion Becky Lynch battles Dakota Kai in a non-title match.

-Commercial Break-

WrestleMania 41 is coming to Las Vegas on April 19 and April 20, 2025.

Backstage Segment

Braun Strowman is talking up the Creed Brothers and Ivy Nile backstage. JD McDonagh comes up to him with Judgment Day business. McDonagh says they don’t like Strowman sticking his nose in their business. Strowman can consider himself warned. McDonagh walks off. Strowman laughs the threat off and continues to talk to the Creed Brothers and Nile.

Non-Title Match
Dakota Kai w/ Damage CTRL (IYO SKY and Kairi Sane) vs. Women’s World Champion Becky Lynch

The bell rings, and they get into a shoving match. Kai backs to the corner, but Lynch stomps her down. A “Becky” chant picks up. Lynch bounces Kai off the top turnbuckle. Lynch pulls her to the next corner and does the same. Lynch goes to the next corner after that and bounces her a few times. Kai rolls out of the ring to recover. Lynch hits a baseball slide and a flying clothesline off the apron. Lynch bounces Kai off the apron before getting her in the ring. Kai goes for a running shoulder, but Lynch avoids it. Lynch kicks Kai back. IYO SKY gets on the apron, but Lynch kicks her to the floor. Lynch goes to the top rope, but Kai cuts her off and slams her to the mat. Kai chokes Lynch on the middle rope. Kai bounces Lynch off the top turnbuckle a few times. Lynch fights back and puts Kai in the corner. Kai reverses a whip to the corner, but Lynch turns it around. Kai avoids an avalanche and books Lynch down. Kai applies a rear chin lock. Lynch pulls Kai off and catches her with an enzuigiri. Kaii avoids an avalanche, and Lynch avoids a kick. Lynch springboards off the bottom rope with a kick.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Kai lift Lynch onto her shoulders. Lynch slides off and rolls her up for a two-count. Kai transitions into a roll-up for a two-count. Kai quickly attacks Lynch’s neck for a two-count. Kai backs up and sizes Lynch up, but Lynch knocks her back. Kai cuts her off and takes it to Lynch. Kai shoulders her and goes to stomp her. Lynch avoids it and soon hits a flying leg drop for a two-count. Lynch takes it to Kai and goes for a Manhandle Slam, but Kai gets out. Kai hits a vicious pump kick for a near fall.

Kai goes to the top rope, but Lynch cuts her off. Lynch punches at Kai and hits a superplex off the middle rope. Lynch quickly goes for a cross-arm breaker, but Kai fights it. Lynch applies a Dis-Arm-Her, but IYO SKY and Kairi Sane quickly attack her from behind. The referee ends the match.

Winner by Disqualification: Becky Lynch

Lyra Valkyria quickly runs down and hits Kai and Sane with enzuigiris. Valkyria faces off against her Queen of the Ring opponent next week, IYO SKY. Sky goes for a clothesline, but Valkyria ducks it. Lynch clotheslines Sky down. Liv Morgan runs in from behind and sends Lynch into the ring post shoulder-first. Morgan escapes the ring as Valkyria checks on Lynch.

Backstage Interview

Jackie Redmond is backstage with Ilja Dragunov. Last week, he had a thrilling victory against Ricochet. Now he’s in the main event against Jey Uso in a King of the Ring Quarterfinal Match. Dragunov says some would say this is a dream to be here, but it’s not enough to just be here. Dragunov is here to make an impact night in and night out. It starts with him becoming the Czar of the Ring. Last week, he and Ricochet pushed themselves to the absolute limit. Dragunov struck when he had the moment. Now he’ll take the same fight in the main event to Jey Uso. What is waiting on the other side is a different animal only a few have beaten. Dragunov is a different dragon. He beat Gunther. He has a long history with Gunther. One thing is for sure: it is not over.

Dragunov looks over and sees Gunther standing there. Gunther smirks and walks off. Dragunov stares at him intensely.

Finn Bálor and JD McDonagh make their way to the ring. They’ll compete in a World Tag Team Championship #1 Contenders Fatal 4-Way Match.

-Commercial Break-

World Tag Team Champions Awesome Truth (The Miz and R-Truth) are at ringside for this next match.

#1 Contenders Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match
The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor and JD McDonagh) vs. The New Catch Republic (Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne) vs. The Creed Brothers (Brutus and Julius Creed) vs. Authors of Pain w/ The Final Testament (Karrion Kross, Scarlett, and Paul Ellering)

Finn Bálor starts against Tyler Bate. Bálor takes it to Bate and tags McDonagh in. McDonagh picks the leg and stomps the midsection. Bate grapevines the head and tags Pete Dunne in. New Catch Republic hits McDonagh with a double-team back body drop. Dunne grabs McDonagh’s fingers and does joint manipulation before stomping the arm. McDonagh fights back, and Dunne stumbles into the Creed Brothers’ corner. Julius and Brutus double-team McDonagh with a gutbuster. McDonagh boots them back, but Akam and Rezar get in the ring and attack. They slam the New Catch Republic onto each other. The Authors of Pain stand tall. They grab McDonagh and throw him over the top rope onto the other opponents!

-Commercial Break-

Back from the break, Bálor is stomping Brutus in the corner. McDonagh tags in, and he quickly tags Bálor back in. Judgment Day knocks the New Catch Republic off the apron. Brutus then hits a double clothesline on the Judgment Day. Julius tags in and hits Bálor and McDonagh with belly-to-belly suplexes. Akam comes in, but Julius dropkicks him out of the ring. Julius knocks Rezar off the apron. Julius hits Judgment Day with a double northern lights suplex. Julius hits a standing shooting star press and covers, but he moves as McDonagh tries to attack. McDonagh hits Bálor instead. Julius sends McDonagh out of the ring. Bálor rolls Julius up for a two-count. Bálor connects with a Sling Blade, followed by a Woo Dropkick. Bálor heads to the top rope, but New Catch Republic cuts him off. Dunne and Bate then take out the Authors of Pain with moonsault blocks off the second rope to the floor. Julius hops up to the top rope and hits Bálor with a superplex for a two-count.

The Creed Brothers set up for a Brutus Ball, but McDonagh breaks it up. The Authors of Pain attack McDonagh and Bálor before hitting a Super Collider. The New Catch Republic attacks the Authors of Pain, but Akam soon sends them over the top rope. Brutus grabs Akam and spikes him with a back suplex. Brutus heads to the top rope, and Bate blind tags in. Brutus hits a Brutus Ball to his opponents on the floor. Bate rocks Akam with a lariat and lifts him. The Big Strong Boy spins the large Akam around with an airplane spin. Bálor rolls Bate up for a two-count. Bate stuns Bálor with a strike and tags Dunne in. They hit a double-team burning hammer. 1… 2… McDonagh pulls Dunne out of the ring.

Bate hits McDonagh with a somersault suicide dive. Dunne punches away at McDonagh on the commentary table. Carlito runs down and hits Dunne with a Backstabber on the commentary table! Dunne is put back in the ring. Bálor hits the Coup de Grâce for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Judgment Day

Awesome Truth does not look happy with this result. Carlito is happy to have helped out the Judgment Day, looking to curry favor with the group to protect himself from Rey Mysterio and the LWO.

Next Monday on Raw, WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn will battle Chad Gable in a non-title match. In the Queen of the Ring Semifinals, Lyra Valkyria will take on IYO SKY. In the King of the Ring Semifinals, Gunther will face the winner of Jey Uso and Ilja Dragunov.

Backstage Segment

Ilja Dragunov is warming up when Ricochet walks in. He wants to show respect to Dragunov. The next time it happens, the outcome will be different. As for tonight, he wishes him luck.

“Main Event” Jey Uso makes his way to the ring for – what else? – the main event. He’ll battle Ilja Dragunov in a King of the Ring Tournament Quarterfinal Match next.

-Commercial Break-

The Judgment Day Clubhouse

World Heavyweight Champion Damian Priest asks “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio if all is well with him and Rhea Ripley. Finn Bálor and JD McDonagh walk in with Carlito. Priest stares at him, so Carlito takes the hint and goes to leave. Priest stops him and says what happened out there was “cool.” Priest asks Carlito if he can handle his business with Rey Mysterio. They don’t roll with cowards. Priest tells Carlito not to let them down. Carlito is pleased.

King of the Ring Tournament
Quarterfinal Match
“Main Event” Jey Uso vs. Ilja Dragunov

The bell rings, and they circle the ring. They lock up and tussle to the corner for position. Dragunov has Uso in the corner and gives a clean break. Uso ducks a chop, but Dragunov soon connects with two. Dragunov blocks a kick and ducks an enzuigiri before dropping the YEET-master with another chop. Dragunov hits Uso with a running knee and comes off the middle rope with a diving knee to the chest. Dragunov goes to the top rope, but Uso punches him down to the floor. Uso connects with a suicide dive that sends Dragunov hard into the commentary table. A “YEET” chant starts up. Uso lifts Dragunov, but he slides off and hits a leaping kick to the head. Dragunov clears off the commentary table and chops Uso onto it. Dragunov climbs to the top of the barricade and leaps for an H-Bomb, but Uso moves. Dragunov hits the table hard. Uso gets in the ring to break up the count-out. Uso then spears Dragunov over the announce table.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the final break to see Dragunov applying an abdominal stretch. Uso fights out and hits a hip toss. Uso rocks Dragunov with a right hand, so Dragunov comes back with one of his own. Uso punches back, so Dragunov chops him. Uso and Dragunov chop at each other before Dragunov hits some big forearms. Uso comes back with some punches, does a little gyration, and punches him down. Dragunov blocks a kick and spins him, but Uso flattens him with an enzuigiri. Uso gets the crowd going and charges, but Dragunov turns him inside out with a boot to the face. Dragunov sizes Uso up and hits a German Suplex. Dragunov keeps the waist hooked and hits a second German Suplex. Uso slings him off as he attempts a third and punches at him. Dragunov stuns him with a kick and wipes him out with a Constantine Special for a near fall.

A light “This is awesome” chant picks up. Dragunov chops away at Uso in the corner and backs up. Dragunov hits some face wash boots before hitting a running boot to the face. Dragunov sets up for another German Suplex, but Uso fights out. Uso counters a Constantine Special and superkicks him twice for a near fall. Uso’s ear is bleeding from an earring piercing. Ouch. Uso sizes Dragunov up, but Dragunov knees him in the face. Dragunov hits a second knee to the face and powerbombs him down. Dragunov smashes Uso with an H-Bomb! 1… 2… Uso kicks out! Dragunov quickly goes to the corner and waits for Uso to get up. Dragunov charges, but Uso splits him in half with a Spear! Uso immediately heads to the top rope for an Uso Splash! 1… 2… 3!

Winner by Pinfall: “Main Event” Jey Uso

Jey Uso advances to the King of the Ring Tournament Semifinals to face “The Ring General” Gunther next week.

“The Ring General” Gunther heads down to the ring and walks up to his opponent next week. Uso does a “YEET” dance at Gunther. Gunther stares a hole through his King of the Ring opponent.


Quick Match Results

— QOTR Quarterfinal Match: IYO SKY def. Shayna Baszler
— KOTR Quarterfinal Match: “The Ring General” Gunther def. Kofi Kingston via Submission
— “Big” Bronson Reed def. Akira Tozawa
— QOTR Quarterfinal Match: Lyra Valkyria def. Zoey Stark
— WWE Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn def. Otis (non-title)
— Women’s World Champion Becky Lynch def. Dakota Kai via DQ (non-title)
— The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor and JD McDonagh) def. The New Catch Republic (Tyler Bate and Pete Dunne), The Creed Brothers (Brutus and Julius Creed), and The Authors of Pain (Akam and Rezar) in a #1 Contenders Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match
— KOTR Quarterfinal Match: “Main Event” Jey Uso def. Ilja Dragunov

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