The Judgment Day vs. AJ Styles and Rey Mysterio
We go right to the ring and out first comes The Judgment Day – Finn Balor and Damian Priest with Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio. We see how WWE Hall of Famer Edge returned last week to take out The Judgment Day, then challenge Balor to the “I Quit” match at Extreme Rules. Fans boo as Balor takes the mic. He talks about how Edge was medically forced to quit 11 years ago but against all the odds he fought back and overcame, and returned to do what he loves to do the most – perform in front of all of you. Priest calls on fans to give it up for Edge. Balor says you can only have one fate for so long as judgment catches up with all of us, and at Extreme Rules, Balor will act as the cruel hand of fate that reminds Edge he doesn’t belong near any ring Balor is standing in. Balor will do Edge a favor because he’s a nice guy, he will beat Edge so bad and force him to quit. The boos get louder. Priest is so excited to watch Balor beat Edge so bad he quits. Fans continue with the “What?!” treatment now. Priest issues a warning to their potential opponents and says The Judgment Day will always rise, and that especially goes for tonight’s opponents. Ripley whispers something to Dominik as he takes the mic. Fans chant “who’s your daddy?” Dominik says his daddy is not Rey Mysterio. Dominik says he hates his father so much, Rey lied to him his entire life and he has a new family now, thanks to The Judgment Day. The boos get louder. Balor addresses his old friend AJ Styles now, and says he could’ve ended his career last week but he chose not to because AJ is his friend. Balor says the olive branch is still extended… but Balor is not a bad guy so don’t make Balor do bad things because The Judgment Day will… the music interrupts and out comes Styles to a big pop. Rey is out next and they head to the ring together.
A brawl immediately breaks out between the four Superstars. Dominik pulls Balor to safety. Rey slides out and sends Balor flying with a hurricanrana. AJ sends Priest out, then launches himself over the top rope to take him down. Smith says Edge is not here tonight. AJ and Rey stand tall in the ring now while The Judgment Day regroups at ringside. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Rey goes at it with Balor. Rey with a kick and a senton, then a kick. Priest comes back in and goes at it with Rey. Rey misses a crossbody and lands hard. Priest keeps control and hits the hip attack in the corner. Balor tags in to turn it back around with the Three Amigos suplex as fans boo. Balor launches Rey under the bottom rope to the floor, right in front of The Judgment Day.
Balor keeps control and grounds Rey now. More back and forth until Priest and AJ go at it now. AJ unloads and nai1s a halo kick. We have some technical difficulties and come back to AJ dropping his opponents after the break with a double DDT as fans pop.
Ripley drops Rey at ringside as he has words with Dominik, with Dominik on his knees pleading for Rey to hit him. Balor drops AJ in the ring, then hits Coup de Grace for the pin to win.
Winners: The Judgment Day
After the match, Balor and Priest stand tall over AJ as the music hits. Rey comes in to check on AJ now. A frustrated AJ yells at Rey and Rey apologizes. AJ shoves Rey to the mat and Rey is shocked. AJ looks on as Rey makes his exit. The Judgment Day then attacks AJ from behind. Fans boo as Balor mounts AJ with strikes. Priest with the South of Heaven chokeslam to AJ in the middle of the ring.
RAW Talk Recap
We go to the video as Judgment Day get a win over Rey/AJ and it leads to AJ shoving Rey. JD then beat down AJ as the tough love continues. Balor is great as a heel and this group is much better with him as the leader instead of Edge.
Judgment Day is backstage and Finn is asked about his I Quit Match on Sunday. Balor brings up that Edge already quit back in 2011 and he is going to do it again. Balor tells us he doesn’t sit and he doesn’t quit. He will beat Edge so bad he will wish he quit a long time ago.