The Judgment Day, with Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley watching on, decimate Rollins and Zayn. Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso run down. A massive brawl breaks out. WWE officials and security run down to restore order. Jey gets Priest in the ring and superkicks him. Jey hits the ropes for a Spear, but JD McDonagh runs in and pushes Priest out of the way and takes the Spear.
Raw General Manager Adam Pearce gets in the ring and screams that he’s seen enough. It’s another night and another ruined match. They have an important title match, and this cannot happen again. The people deserve better. Pearce says everyone involved in WarGames is banned from ringside… only that’s not good enough. They are banned from the arena. Ripley is irate and gets in Pearce’s face.
We return from the break to see Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley still in the ring chastising Raw General Manager Adam Pearce. Ripley says this is complete crap. Monday Night Raw needs the Judgment Day. Pearce cannot just ban them from this arena. Pearce asks if she doesn’t like it. Ripley says she doesn’t. Pearce says, “Frankly, my dear, I do not give a damn.” She doesn’t run Monday Night Raw, nor does the Judgment Day. Pearce runs Monday Night Raw. She may not like it, but she better not show her pretty little face during that main event because she is…
Zoey Stark’s music hits. Stark, who will face Ripley for the Women’s World Championship next Saturday at Survivor Series, says she knows Ripley isn’t as dumb as she looks. Ripley knows what Stark is doing out here. Pearce tries to stop this, but Ripley says she wants to hear what Stark has to say. Stark gets in the ring. Stark says she’s inside Ripley’s head. Ripley is spread too thin worrying about too many things. There’s WarGames, the Tag Title Match, little Dom-Dom, and now her title. Stark went through all those women last week. Ripley isn’t going to overlook her.
Ripley says she’s not overlooking her. She’s been watching Stark since NXT. Ripley knew it was only a matter of time before they were in the ring staring face-to-face. Stark has accomplished a lot in her first year. She sent the WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus packing. She beat “The Man” Becky Lynch. Stark has cemented herself as one of the top women in WWE. It’s funny, though, because now that she thinks about it, Stark reminds Ripley of herself. Stark is a future champion, but the only way she’ll win a title in this company is if she’s on the opposite brand from her because Mami is always on top. Ripley says she’s not overlooking her or spreading herself too thin. She can handle the Judgment Day, the Tag Titles, WarGames, Dom-Dom, backstage politics, and the Women’s World Championship because she’s Rhea “Bloody” Ripley. Now that Stark has said her piece, she can get out of the ring while she handles Judgment Day business.
Stark says she nearly took the title at Crown Jewel, but she WILL become champion at Survivor Series. Stark throws the microphone down and walks off. Ripley goes to attack her, but Stark pulls the top rope down to get her out of the ring. Stark goes for a dive, but Ripley backs off. Stark shouts at Ripley from the ring.
The Judgment Day Locker Room
The Judgment Day is in their locker room. Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley says they need to focus on the Tag Team Title match before suggesting they ask their “fearless” leader. Damian Priest says he got a little upset and said what he said. Ripley says it would be good for WarGames if Priest was in charge. Ripley then mentions that Priest could be sitting in the trainer’s room if it weren’t for JD McDonagh. They think it’s time to make McDonagh a full member of the Judgment Day. Priest says he is ok with it and will handle it himself.
Replays are shown of Drew McIntyre giving Jey Uso the Claymore Kick to cost Jey and Rhodes the Tag Team Titles.
Drew McIntyre stands at the top of the ramp and stares down at the ring. Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley comes out and stands next to him. McIntyre looks over at her. Ripley extends her hand, and McIntyre shakes it! McIntyre smiles at her, and she smiles back. Rhodes and Jey do not look happy in the ring.
The Judgment Day’s Locker Room
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion Finn Bálor is backstage with NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio, Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley, and JD McDonagh. Mysterio says he could watch Logan Paul beat his deadbeat dad over and over, but he could also watch Mami’s victory over and over. Damian Priest storms in with his recently retrieved Money in the Bank briefcase. Priest is not happy that Sami Zayn is getting a title match. McDonagh says it didn’t go his way on Saturday… Priest cuts him off and says he knows because it happened to him. Priest isn’t happy that McDonagh is wearing a Damian Priest t-shirt and asks if he paid for it. Ripley calms everyone down. Bálor says they have to fight the New Day. Priest says they’ll handle them.
Jackie Redmond is backstage with Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley. Redmond mentions that she’ll face Zoey Stark with the title on the line at Survivor Series. As for next week, the Judgment Day has to defend the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship against Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso. Ripley begins to speak, but Zoey Stark walks up to her. Stark says she hit Ripley with the Z-360 and would be champion if not for Nia Jax. Ripley says she remembers beating four of the baddest women in WWE, including Stark. She also remembers giving her an avalanche Rip Tide onto all those bodies. Stark says Ripley will remember her as the woman who took her title. Stark tells her to hold on tight.
We cut backstage and we see an angry Drew McIntyre. Rhea Ripley walks up to Drew, shrugs and gives him an “I told you so” look and walks away.
A video package hyping up the Women’s World Championship match airs.
Women’s World Championship Fatal 5-Way Match: Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Nia Jax vs. Shayna Baszler vs. Zoey Stark vs. Raquel Rodriguez
With the challengers in the ring, green smoke fills the entrance ramp with the oud instrument playing through the speakers. Men dressed as Saudi locals stand on each side of the entrance ramp. Rhea’s music hits and out she comes.
The bell rings and we are under way. Nia leaves the ring as Rhea attacks every one in the ring. The women exchange cover attempts with Nia standing on the outside. Nia grabs Raquel to the outside and throws her into the ring post. Rhea on the ring apron but Nia trips her up. Nia back in the ring and she hits a powerslam onto Stark. Shayna grabs Nia in a waist lock as Rhea and Stark hit Nia with kicks to the face. Nia falls to the outside and the remaining four women fight in the ring.
Rhea slams Shayna face first onto the mat and Rhea is the last woman standing. In comes Nia and both of them go face to face. Right hands and forearms by both women. Rhea with a kick to the side of the head but Nia with a Thesz press onto Rhea. She hits Rhea with a leg drop and goes for the cover but Stark breaks it up. Nia runs towards Zoey but she moves out of the way and Nia hits the ring post shoulder first. Raquel knocks Zoey down. Raquel goes for a big boot onto Shayna but she moves out of the way and gets Raquel in a submission. Rhea tries to go for a big boot but she gets Rhea in a submission at the same time. Nia stands up and Shayna gets a sleeper hold onto Nia, now a submission onto all three women. Stark breaks it up with a kick onto Shayna. Stark goes for the cover but Shayna kicks out. Zoey with a suplex onto Raquel.
Stark climbs the top rope but Rhea with a right hand. Rhea climbs the second rope and as does Raquel. Both Raquel and Stark try to suplex Zoey and in comes Shayna. She lifts Rhea and Raquel up and power bombs them and in turn Stark is suplexed off the top rope. Nia slams Shayna into the turnbuckle. Nia climbs the second rope but Rhea trips her up. Raquel with a corkscrew elbow off the second rope onto Nia. Rhea and Raquel are face to first. Both women exchange right hands. They both run to the ropes and hit each other with a double boot to the face.
Rhea and Raquel roll onto the ring apron and Zoey knocks them both down. Stark leaps off the top rope and onto the outside on Rhea and Raquel. Stark throws Rhea back into the ring and she hits her with a dropkick off the top rope. She hits Rhea with a 360 knee to the face. She goes for the cover but Nia breaks it up. Nia with a headbutt onto Stark. Nia climbs the second rope but Raquel kicks Zoey to the outside. Raquel with a modified Tejada Bomb! She goes for the cover but Rhea breaks it up. Rhea goes for the Riptide but Shayna gets Rhea into the Clutch! Raquel lands the big boot onto Basler. Rhea with a headbutt onto Raquel. She hits the Riptide onto Shayna! She goes for the cover but Stark breaks it up! Stark places Rhea on the top rope. Stark climbs the second rope but Rhea with a headbutt. Rhea grabs Zoey on the top rope. Raquel goes for the cover onto Shayna but Rhea with the Riptide off the second rope on Zoey onto Raquel who is covering Shayna! Rhea goes for the cover on Shayna and gets the pin!
Winner: Still WWE Women’s World Champion, Rhea Ripley
NXT North American Championship
Dominik Mysterio (c) w/Rhea Ripley vs. Nathan Frazer
Now it’s time for our first of three title bouts here at night two of WWE NXT Halloween Havoc, as “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio of The Judgment Day puts his NXT North American Championship on-the-line against Hard-Hitting Truths’ Nathan Frazer.
Nathan Frazer’s theme hits and out he comes as the commentators talk about him brawling backstage with Dom-Dom at recent Raw and NXT shows. He settles in the ring and his theme music dies down.
The theme for Dominik Mysterio hits and the CWC crowd begins booing like crazy. “Dirty” Dom emerges with his NXT North American Championship and Rhea Ripley by his side. He is handcuffed and dressed for Halloween like a prisoner.
Ripley lets him out of his handcuffs and they head to the ring together for our next match of the evening. The bell sounds and we’re officially off-and-running with this one. Dom-Dom enjoys the early offensive lead, but Frazer takes over as we head into a mid-match commercial break.
When we return, we see Frazer controlling the action, but a distraction from “Mami” helps Dom-Dom settle back into the offensive lead. Dom goes for the Three Amigos, but on the third one, Frazer counters with a brainbuster. Dom takes back over, however, and lays Frazer out.
Dom heads to the top-rope but Frazer springs to life and leaps up to the top-rope where he connects with a super-plex. He follows that up with a twist-and-a-turn on Dom for a close near fall attempt. We see Dom miss a drop kick but it sends Frazer into the ropes for the 6-1-9 position.
Frazer pops back up before Dom can do anything and knocks him senseless with a huge super kick. He heads to the top-rope backwards. but Dom pushes him off the top and he crashes and burns on the commentary desk. Dom throws him back in the ring and heads to the top-rope, where he connects with a frog splash for the pin fall victory to retain.
Winner and STILL NXT North American Champion: Dominik Mysterio
After the match, as Dom is celebrating the win with Ripley in the ring, out of nowhere we see Wes Lee make his NXT TV return, attacking Dom from behind. He sends Dom and Ripley running off. He picks up the NXT North American title still in the ring and says it’s his belt.
“THIS IS MY BRUTALITY!”
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley makes her way to the ring alongside NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh. Ripley welcomes everyone to Monday Night Raw, the show that the Judgment Day runs. They have proved it every week. It’s not just a saying. They’ve taken care of every single Superstar that has stood in their way. Last week, Damian Priest absolutely shattered Cody Rhodes’s ankle. That’s just the beginning. Tonight, her “Dirty” Dom, her Latino Heat, is going to put down Ricochet and remind him not to disrespect the Judgment Day. Then we have JD McDonagh, who is going to remind Seth “Freakin” Rollins exactly what it feels like to be an enemy of the Judgment Day.
As for Seth Rollins and Drew McIntyre, they’ve got some decisions to make. Whichever one decides to make the right deal with the Judgment Day will determine who is walking out of Crown Jewel as a loser like the rest of the people or the World Heavyweight Champion. Speaking of Crown Jewel, she’ll be stepping into the ring with four of the baddest women in WWE. For her, that’s just another opportunity to prove to everyone who is the most dominant woman in the WWE. She’ll prove why Mami is always on top.
Sami Zayn’s music hits to interrupt the Eradicator of the Judgment Day. A loud “Sami” chant picks up. Zayn says he knows he wasn’t invited out here, but he’s sick of hearing her talk about the power of the Judgment Day and how they have all the championships. He’s tired of hearing about how the Judgment Day runs Monday Night Raw. Zayn is going to tell her something about him as if they don’t know from fighting him for the last six months. Zayn’s entire career has seen him fight people who think like the Judgment Day and think all that matters is power. They think they can do whatever they want in the name of power. If that’s the name of their game, that’s fine. They need to understand that his game is rebellion and resistance. It doesn’t matter if he has to fight them all by himself, as long as there is a breath of air in his body, he will fight! Zayn is FIRED UP. Another “Sami” chant picks up. Zayn will fight the Judgment Day and everything they stand for until the Judgment Day is no more.
Ripley cackles into the microphone. She says it’s hilarious that he can resist all he wants… it doesn’t matter. They don’t need the numbers when it comes to him. If management says it’s okay, he can go one-on-one against Damian Priest. Mysterio starts to talk, but the crowd viciously boos him. Mysterio says they should teach Zayn a lesson right now.
The three square off against Zayn, but Ricochet runs down to help out. Ripley backs Mysterio and McDonagh off. The Judgment Day leaves the ring without incident. McDonagh charges Ricochet, but Ricochet easily sends him over the top rope. Mysterio goes for a cheap shot, but he falls to his rear end when Ricochet turns on him.
Non-Title Match: NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio w/ Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley and JD McDonagh vs. Ricochet
We join this match in progress to see Ricochet take Mysterio down with a handspring head-scissor takeover and a dropkick for a one-count. Ricochet punches away at Mysterio and chops the chest. Rhea Ripley shouts to Mysterio from ringside. Ricochet sends him into the ropes, but Mysterio holds on. Mysterio drops Ricochet on the apron and blocks a kick before pulling him crotch-first into the middle rope. Mysterio then kicks Ricochet off the apron to the floor.
Mysterio goes outside and drives Ricochet sternum-first into the commentary table. Mami is happy. Mysterio gets Ricochet in the ring and shoulders him in the corner. Mysterio whips Ricochet hard sternum-first into the turnbuckles. Mysterio stomps him down in the corner and taunts the crowd. Mysterio gets him to his feet and whips him hard into the opposite corner. Mysterio goes for another whip, but Ricochet twists to the apron before kicking him in the face. Ricochet comes off the ropes, but he lands on his feet when Mysterio moves. Ricochet hits a backflip dropkick and an enzuigiri. Ricochet follows up with a northern lights suplex before floating over into a suplex. Ricochet hits a standing shooting star press for a near fall. Mysterio rolls out of the ring to recover. Mysterio gets up, and Ricochet immediately wipes him out with a suicide dive!
We come back from the break to see Mysterio applying a rear chin lock to Ricochet. Ricochet fights up and elbows out. Mysterio quickly cuts him off with a kick to the midsection and starts up the Three Amigos. One amigo… two amigos… three amigos! Mysterio hits a catapult into the second rope and signals for a 619. Ricochet ducks a 619 and connects with a handspring back elbow.
Both men are down. Ricochet gets to his feet and punches away at Mysterio. Mysterio reverses a whip, but Ricochet catches him with a hurricanrana into the corner. Ricochet hits a running shoulder before heading to the top rope for a diving cross-body block. Ricochet follows up with a springboard moonsault off the middle rope for a near fall. Ricochet lifts Mysterio, but Mysterio rakes the eyes. Mysterio connects with a blockbuster and heads to the top rope. Mysterio lands on his feet when Ricochet moves. Ricochet then takes him down with a superkick. Ricochet pulls Mysterio into position and climbs to the top rope. Ripley gets on the apron to distract the referee. McDonagh goes for a cheap shot, but Ricochet jumps at him, landing on the apron. Mysterio pulls Ricochet into the ring with a roll-up and gets his feet on the ropes for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio
An irate Ricochet superkicks JD McDonagh out of the ring and hits Mysterio with the Recoil. Ricochet goes to the top rope, but Ripley pulls Mysterio out of the way. The Judgment Day heads up the ramp.
Backstage in The Judgment Day Locker Room
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Finn Bálor and Damian Priest are backstage. The New Day comes in dressed as the New Judgment Day. They’re not happy that Balor and Priest don’t have candy for them. They bump into Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley, NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio, and JD McDonagh on the way out.
Bálor says he was happy Mysterio won his match, but what happened after was not good. Mysterio says that Ricochet will pay for what he did. Damian Priest says that never would have happened if the entire Judgment Day was out there. Ripley says they have other business to attend to. Priest says there is a lot going on this week. He’ll beat Cody Rhodes at WWE Crown Jewel. Then maybe he’ll cash in on Seth “Freakin” Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Roman Reigns, or even LA Knight. Still, they’re supposed to be equals, and he is not happy that she made a match for him against Sami Zayn. Ripley said she only did that because he is the Punishment of the Judgment Day. Priest says this night isn’t about him but rather the Judgment Day because they run this place.
Priest is glad Rhodes is out here because he would have found him at some point. Priest is also happy that he brought up the Bloodline. There is a lot of talk about Rhodes’s story. People involved in his story sent Jimmy Uso out there last week. The story has to be that Rhodes has failed. Rhodes takes his tie off and asks him to put that theory to the test right now. Priest asks if they will pretend he doesn’t already have a match against Jey Uso. They do have a big event coming up. Maybe it’s Cody Rhodes versus Damian Priest at Crown Jewel? Rhodes quickly says, “I accept… but what do we do now?” They’re standing there, and he’s in the ring. They can give everyone a preview of Crown Jewel right now. Priest says he likes that idea…
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley and NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio start to make their way down to the ring. “Main Event” Jey Uso runs down and attacks Mysterio from behind. Rhodes and Priest begin to brawl in the ring. Rhodes knocks Priest out of the ring and bounces him off the commentary table a few times. Rhodes clears the table off. All of a sudden, JD McDonagh chop blocks Rhodes from behind. Priest and McDonagh double-team Rhodes at ringside. They get some chairs out from under the ring. McDonagh puts Rhodes’s ankle into a chair, and Priest smashes a chair into it, seemingly breaking Rhodes’s ankle! Raw General Manager Adam Pearce runs down to ringside with other WWE officials to break this up. Priest and McDonagh walk off to loud boos.
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins is walking backstage when he bumps into Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley. Rollins mentions that he doesn’t see her crew, so he knows he’s not going to get jumped by them. Ripley acknowledges the history between Rollins and the Judgment Day. She says they always respected him. They tried to take the title off him, but they couldn’t. Still, the way Rollins has been going lately with his fragile back, he needs an insurance policy.
Rollins thinks Ripley has lost faith in Damian Priest. Maybe she doesn’t think Priest can take the title off him. That’s why she’s wheeling and dealing with the Bloodline and Drew McIntyre. What could he want from her? Rollins looks at her and says, “Ew!”
Ripley says that Rollins needs her. Right now, he’s a World Champion, but he could be THE World Champion. As for the Bloodline, alliances can change. If they join forces, Priest can cash in on someone else. Then Judgment Day will have all the gold. Without them, he’ll never hold the title for as long as Roman Reigns has. 1,000 days is a long time. With his back so banged up, they can have Rollins’s back and make sure people acknowledge him.
Rollins removes his sunglasses and is deadly serious. He says he wants to make one thing clear: he doesn’t want to be anything like Roman Reigns. Ripley says that he didn’t say “no” and tells him to think about it before walking off.
There will be a Women’s World Championship Contract Signing next.
Women’s World Championship Contract Signing
Raw General Manager Adam Pearce is in the center of the ring. Security is stationed at ringside. Pearce says there has been a lot of chaos in the Women’s Division, but they’ll settle things in the ring. Pearce wants to get this contract signed before things go to hell. To do that, he needs the competitors.
Raquel Rodriguez, Shayna Baszler, Zoey Stark, and Nia Jax individually come out to the ring. The other competitors sign the contract, but Nia Jax won’t. Pearce says Rhea Ripley is the cause of all the chaos, so he’ll get that signature lately. If Jax wants Ripley, all she has to do is sign the contract. Jax angrily signs the contract.
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley comes out to the stage. Ripley says she has something to get off her chest. She can beat every single one of the women in the ring individually, but this is a conspiracy. Pearce is trying to set her up. The more Pearce tries to control her, the more she’ll make his life a living hell. He was smart to make this a Fatal 5-Way at Crown Jewel, but all that will happen is he’ll have four less women in the division at the end of it. None of these women will take the title from her, whether he likes it or not. She’ll prove that she’s the most dominant woman in WWE because Mami is always on top.
Nia Jax rips the microphone away from Pearce and sarcastically says Ripley is good. Ripley won’t get in the ring. Ripley wants Jax to squash all the other women for her. Baszler is smart enough to know what’s going on. Ripley wants Jax to squash Rodriguez and Stark for her. A “You Suck” chant picks up. Jax says Rodriguez is from Texas, so she’ll break it down for her. Jax talks to Rodriguez like she can’t comprehend what she’s saying.
Rodriguez punches Jax and tackles her to the corner. Ripley gets off the apron and is smiling at the chaos. Security runs into the ring and backs them all up. Rodriguez sends one of the guards out of the ring. Jax does the same. A brawl breaks out with Jax, Stark, Rodriguez, and Baszler. Ripley is laughing heartily at ringside. It’s down to Jax and Rodriguez. Ripley shouts, “Fight! Fight!” Jax and Rodriguez exchange punches. Security runs back in and separates them. The crowd boos. The crowd chants, “Let them fight!” Jax and Rodriguez wipe out the security guards. They brawl before Jax lifts Rodriguez and crushes her with a Samoan Drop! Jax then stares at Ripley, who smiles, waves and blows a kiss at her.
Raw General Manager Adam Pearce is walking backstage when he’s interrupted by The Miz. Miz says it’s been weeks since he has had anything worthy of his attention on Raw. Miz goes over his entire list of accolades. Miz says that Nick Aldis would appreciate him. All of a sudden, Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley storms up to Pearce and signs the contract. Miz looks confused. Ripley says she’s keeping Pearce’s pen and walks off.
Miz wonders where the camera is going as it follows Ripley. Ripley sees “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio backstage. He asks if she saw what happened. She says she did, and she checks on his “gorgeous” face. They walk off to get Mysterio some ice.
Sami Zayn vs. Drew McIntyre
As the match goes on between Zayn and McIntyre, all of a sudden, Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley walks out to the stage. Zayn rolls up a distracted McIntyre with an inside cradle for a near fall. Zayn hits an exploder suplex into the corner and sets up for the Helluva Kick. Ripley gets on the apron and distracts Zayn. Zayn tries to ignore her and charges, but McIntyre connects with a Claymore Kick for the win.
Drew McIntyre poses for the crowd before leaving the ring and ignoring Rhea Ripley as he walks by her. She smiles.
In another segment, McKenzie is interviewing Dom Mysterio, mentioning Nathan Frazer. Dom admits he didn’t know much about Frazer until their confrontation last night. Frazer suddenly appears and attacks Dom. Their brawl spills into the hallway and eventually into the ring.
Dom manages to send Frazer into the ring, but Frazer counters with a double-leg takedown and punches. Frazer follows up with a dragon whip and a swinging neckbreaker. He climbs the turnbuckle, but Rhea Ripley pulls Dom out of the ring just as Frazer attempts a Phoenix Splash. Frazer lands on his feet.
The Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship is on the line. Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso will defend the titles against Finn Bálor and Damian Priest of the Judgment Day. Gunther will defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship against “Big” Bronson Reed. We’ll also see Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley face Shayna Baszler in a non-title match. Shinsuke Nakamura will also face Ricochet in a Falls Count Anywhere Match.
Sami Zayn makes his way to the ring wearing a “KO” shirt. Replays are shown of Nick Aldis being named SmackDown General Manager this past Friday on SmackDown and announcing that Kevin Owens has been traded to SmackDown.
A “Sami” chant picks up. Zayn says, “Welcome to the season premiere of Monday Night Raw!” Zayn says it feels weird to be out here by himself. As most of them know by now, his tag team partner and brother, Kevin Owens, has been moved to SmackDown. Zayn has a lot of mixed emotions. He’s obviously sad that their partnership has come to an end this way, but he’s also excited for Owens. Kevin Owens is going to do huge things on SmackDown. Zayn is excited for himself. Zayn can now stand on his own two feet and show the world what he’s known about himself for years and years. Sami Zayn is a World Heavyweight Championship-caliber Superstar! A “Sami” chant fires up.
Zayn thanks the crowd for the chant. It makes him feel good. Zayn also has to address the elephant in the room, which is the reason Owens is not on Monday Night Raw anymore. It’s because of the arrival of Jey Uso. The crowd lightly boos. Nobody was happier than him that Jey came to the show, but he’s struggling with it now. Zayn is also struggling with the fact that he and Owens went through the highest of highs to main event WrestleMania. After all that work, it was taken away by the Judgment Day. Now, tonight, the Judgment Day are the ones getting the title opportunity. Zayn has no idea what’s next. The last year of his career has by far been the best year of his career. The reason that he reached the highs that he did is because of the people. The reason that…
The Judgment Day’s music hits to interrupt him. Finn Bálor, Damian Priest, Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley, and NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio make their way down the ramp. Bálor says nobody should be kicking off the Season Premiere of Monday Night Raw but the Judgment Day. Bálor laughs at the fact that Zayn is alone. Priest says it feels like they’ve had these thorns in their sides forever, but one has been removed. The only thing that would make them even happier is removing Zayn, removing the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Idiots, and Drew McIntyre. Priest starts to shout in Spanish, but Ripley stops him. Ripley says they’ll talk about that later. They’re focused on tonight. Mysterio says tonight Mami will tear Shayna Baszler apart and put the whole Women’s Division back on notice. The crowd loudly boos him. Ripley says that is correct. As for Bálor and Priest, they’re going to bring the Tag Team Championships back to the Judgment Day.
Before they do that, she happened to notice something about Zayn. He’s looking kind of lost. Back in the day, the Judgment Day would have recruited the lost, like they tried to do with Jey Uso. When it comes to Zayn they have a different plan. They want to get rid of Zayn permanently. The Judgment Day starts to circle the ring. Zayn prepares for a fight, but “Main Event” Jey Uso runs in with two steel chairs. Jey hands one to Zayn and prepares to fight off the Judgment Day. Bálor waves the troops off, and the Judgment Day slowly walks off. The crowd boos. Zayn looks a little uncertain as he eyes up Jey Uso and walks off on his own. Jey looks confused.
NXT Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is walking backstage. Indi Hartwell and Candice LeRae walk up to her. Hartwell says she never lost the title. If Lynch is giving title shots to anyone, she should give one to the person who never lost the title. Lynch agrees and will talk to WWE Official Adam Pearce. Lynch turns and is facing Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley. Ripley looks at her and walks away.
Backstage, Judgment Day are chatting and Damian Priest wants to take Drew McIntyre out and show the world what they’re made of. Rhea rolls up, Damian asks what she’s been up to and she says she was taking a phone call and handling Judgment Day business.
She says she has Drew handled and they just need to focus on winning the tag titles back. Finn Balor asks if she’s focused on her match against Shayna Baszler, she says she is and tells Dominik Mysterio she doesn’t need him at ringside to defend her title and show everyone exactly who runs Monday Night Raw.
Back from commercial, Adam Pearce is on the phone making a deal with someone.
Rhea Ripley rolls up to demand he get the women’s division in order or she will. Pearce says she doesn’t get to roll up and make demands and if she wants to make a statement, she can defend against Nia, Zoey, Shayna, and Raquel in a five-way at Crown Jewel.
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley makes her entrance. Replays are shown of Rhea Ripley attacking Raquel Rodriguez and Nia Jax during their match last week on Raw. Shayna Baszler then got in Ripley’s face and took her out with a snap German Suplex and a knee to her face.
Ripley says everyone wants a part of “Monday Night Mami.” Even Nia Jax came back to try to get rid of her, but it didn’t work. In her absence, the Women’s Division tried to prove how tough they were. She had Nia Jax, Raquel Rodriguez, and Shayna Baszler trying to prove they’re the baddest women in WWE, but the reality is this is her division. Mami will always be on top.
Shayna Baszler makes her entrance. This match is next.
Match Number Four: Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley versus Shayna Baszler in a Non Title Match
The bell rings, and Baszler quickly goes for a waistlock. Ripley gets out and hits a waistlock takeover. Baszler rolls through and applies an ankle lock. Ripley rolls over and kicks her to the corner. Ripley hits a running shoulder and punches away at her. Baszler pushes her off and spikes her on her shoulder with a nasty takedown. Baszler kicks Ripley’s elbow. Ripley is furious, and Baszler kicks her again. Ripley avoids a kick and hits a low dropkick for a one-count. Ripley gets up clutching her elbow. Baszler takes her down with some jabs and goes for a knee, but Ripley moves. Ripley attacks and hits a clothesline. Ripley catches her in the electric chair position, but Baszler slides off. Ripley elbows out of a German Suplex attempt and hits a vicious back elbow to the jaw.
Both women get up after a few moments and exchange wild right hands. Baszler hits a German Suplex followed by a big knee to the jaw for a near fall. Baszler lifts her, but Ripley slides off and goes to the corner. Baszler knees her in the face and puts her on the top rope. Ripley head-butts her off and hits a missile dropkick. Ripley goes for Riptide, but Baszler counters into a cross-arm breaker attempt! Ripley fights it and powers her up for a powerbomb.
Nia Jax makes her way to the ring, but Raquel Rodriguez pulls her away. Jax head-butts her down and turns into a cannonball off the barricade from Zoey Stark! Rodriguez quickly sends Stark into the barricade. Rodriguez boots Jax back, knocking her into the ring steps. Rodriguez charges, but Jax moves, so she hits the ring steps hard.
In the ring, Stark attacks Ripley, leading to the referee calling for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Rhea Ripley
Ripley grabs Stark and throws her into Baszler. Ripley challenges Jax to get into the ring. Jax obliges. Ripley ducks a clothesline, and Stark punches Jax. Ripley and Stark go back and forth striking Jax. Ripley goes for a scoop slam on The Irresistible Force, but Stark dropkicks Jax to knock her onto Ripley, squashing her! Stark then superkicks Jax out of the ring.
Match Number Six: Dominik Mysterio (with Rhea Ripley) versus Trick Williams for the NXT North American Championship
Dom kicks Trick in the back and he connects with a punch. Trick with a drop kick but Dom escapes a slam attempt. Trick with a pop up uppercut and Dom goes to the floor. Trick goes after Dom on the floor but Dom gets back into the ring and back to the floor. Dom punches Trick and he tries to send Trick into the announce table. Trick blocks it and he sends Dom into the announce table and follows with a punch. Trick sends Dom back into the ring and he punches Dom. Trick with a reverse chin lock. Dom with elbows but Trick holds on to the side head lock and takes Dom back to the mat.
Damian Priest and Finn Balor show up as Dom hits a belly-to-back suplex on Trick. Dom punches Trick. Dom with a corkscrew back elbow for a near fall. Dom with a reverse chin lock. Trick with elbows and Dom with a knee. Dom with a hard Irish whip or two. Dom with a slingshot senton for a near fall. Dom chokes Trick in the ropes. Rhea has some words for Trick while Dom hits boots to the back. Dom with two suplexes but Trick blocks the third amigo and Trick hits a neck breaker. Trick with forearms and punches to Dom. Trick with an uppercut and a jumping leg lariat. Trick with a flapjack. Dom with a super kick and a cross body but Trick catches Dom and slams him. Trick with boots to Dom. Trick with a uranage and he gets a near fall.
Rhea pushes her title belt into the ring and gets on the apron. Dom with a DDT onto the belt and he gets a near fall. Trick with an inside cradle for a near fall. Dom with punches and a knee to the midsection and kicks. Dom with a catapult that sends Trick into the ropes. Dom with a 619 and then Dom goes up top for the frog splash and Trick gets his knees up. Trick with a jumping knee. JD McDonagh tries to interfere.but Trick stops him. Finn hits Trick with his title belt while the referee takes the briefcase from Dom.
Dom with a frog splash for the three count.
Winner: Dominik Mysterio (new champion)
We go into the arena to see Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler brawling on the ramp. Jax throws her down the ramp and into the LED apron. Jax rolls Baszler into the ring and gets inside. Baszler kicks away at her and jumps on her back for a Kirifuda Clutch attempt. Jax backs her into the corner and smashes her into it.
Raquel Rodriguez’s music hits, and she returns to Raw for the first time since being taken out by Jax a few weeks back. Rodriguez runs down to the ring and attacks Jax. Rodriguez goes for a big boot, but Jax sidesteps it, causing Rodriguez to hit Baszler with it.
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley’s music hits, and she comes out to a big reaction. We haven’t seen Ripley in weeks as well. Ripley attacks Jax until the other two women get involved. WWE officials and security run into the ring to break it up. Ripley viciously kicks two male security guards down before hitting a third with a vicious Riptide. The crowd loudly chants, “Mami.”
Ripley says, “Mami is back on Monday Night Raw!” Ripley says she is not going anywhere because she needs to talk with the Judgment Day right now. She calls them out.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion and “Señor Money in the Bank” Damian Priest comes to the ring alongside “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio, who no longer has the NXT North American Championship after losing it this past Saturday at NXT No Mercy. Mysterio looks upset.
We come back from the break to see the Women’s World Champion putting over Damian Priest and “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio. Now that she’s gotten that off her chest, she has some Judgment Day business to attend to. There is no leader in the Judgment Day, but they each have their own responsibilities to handle. Someone has to come up with a game plan so things don’t go down on the Judgment Day. Mami gets taken out for two weeks by Nia Jax, and things start falling apart for the Judgment Day. Mami is the one who makes the plans. At the end of the day, with her being out, she left that responsibility with somebody, and they disappointed her. She left that responsibility with Damian Priest. Priest couldn’t handle the job. After the brawl last week, Finn Bálor is out injured. Priest isn’t even cleared to compete tonight against Jey Uso. What else happens? Dom loses his NXT North American Championship to Trick Williams at No Mercy because Priest wasn’t there to help him like she told him to. Now we have the Cody and Jey situation. They don’t fear them because there’s tension in the group. They’re not a threat to them. They’re going to try to take their championships away from them. What will Priest do? He won’t do anything about it. Priest does not look happy.
Priest finally says, “With all due respect, Rhea, you’re not saying anything I don’t already know.” Yes, Cody and Jey are coming for the titles, but when push comes to shove, he will push harder. With that being said, screw Cody Rhodes, screw “Main Event” Jey Uso, and screw the talks of the Judgment Day falling apart. The way he sees it, he has his titles and contract. He’s not trying to point fingers and start something, “But Mami, where’s Dom-Dom’s title?”
Ripley turns and coldly looks at Mysterio, who has his head down. The crowd cheers and chants, “Where’s your title?” She says she is his Mami, which makes him her Papi. Tomorrow night, he has a rematch against Trick Williams for the title. If he doesn’t come home to her with that championship, then he can not bother to come home at all.
“Main Event” Jey Uso makes his way to the ring to a loud ovation. The crowd chants for him as he stands in the ring with three of the four members of the Judgment Day. Jey just stares at them and doesn’t say anything for a bit. Jey is out here to welcome back Rhea Ripley. Jey looks her in the eyes and says everyone missed her. It’s looking like there’s a new Tribal Chief on Monday Night, and she has bigger balls than Roman Reigns ever did.
Priest angrily leans against the ropes and says he’s tired of hearing Jey open his mouth. Priest approaches Jey, but Mysterio holds him back. Mysterio holds up the microphone to speak, but the crowd loudly boos him. Mysterio is viciously booed to the point that it’s hard to hear him. Mysterio says Priest isn’t medically cleared, but he is. Mysterio wants to talk care of Jey Uso. Jey chuckles. Ripley looks concerned, but Priest says Mysterio can handle it.
Jey and Mysterio are left in the ring. Mysterio goes for a right hand, but Jey sidesteps him and delivers a superkick. All of a sudden, JD McDonagh jumps into the ring and attacks Jey from behind. Jey fights him off, but Mysterio takes him down. McDonagh holds Jey up, and Mysterio starts hitting some right hands. “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes runs down for the save. Jey superkicks McDonagh out of the ring. Jey connects with a superkick on Mysterio, and Rhodes immediately follows up with Cross Rhodes. Priest just stood on the apron and didn’t help.
WWE Official Adam Pearce comes out to the stage. The Judgment Day has caused enough chaos tonight. They’ll handle the chaos this Saturday at WWE Fastlane when Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso take on Finn Bálor and Damian Priest. To understand the stakes, that match will be for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. That is official! Priest looks stunned.
We see the Judgment Day in their locker room. Damian Priest is complaining about Adam Pearce’s decisions. JD McDonagh starts talking, but Priest tells him to be quiet. Rhea Ripley tells Priest to listen to him because he’s onto something. McDonagh suggests they try to divide Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso. They’ll divide and then conquer them. Priest says he’ll think about it.
Jackie Redmond is backstage with new NXT North American Champion Trick Williams. Williams introduces himself to Redmond and the rest of the world. He’s got gold on his ear, wrist, and waist. Tomorrow, he’ll defend the title against “Dirty” Dom. “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio walks up to him along with Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley and JD McDonagh. Ripley says Mysterio won’t be alone tomorrow night and will leave with his NXT North American Championship.