Seth Rollins vs. Rey Mysterio
We go back to the ring and out comes Seth Rollins as Mike Rome does the introductions. We see what happened last week with Rollins and Matt Riddle. The announcers hype their Fight Pit match at Extreme Rules. Rollins hits the ring and fans sing his theme. Rollins welcomes everyone to Monday Night Rollins. Rollins says he should be standing here as the new WWE United States Champion but there’s one reason he’s not, Riddle. Rollins recalls how he almost had Bobby Lashley beat last week but Riddle forced him to take his eye off the ball for one second and it cost him. Riddle has been a thorn in Rollins’ side for months but he cost him the last time because they will finish this inside the Fight Pit in two weeks. Rollins looks out at the crowd and they begin singing his theme again. Rollins has seen everyone’s comments about how the Fight Pit is Riddle’s match and how they think Rollins won’t win. Rollins says this may be Riddle’s match but Rollins has what Riddle doesn’t – the mind for fighting. Rollins says he has an Einstein-level acumen for fighting. Rollins goes on about how he will win inside the Fight Pit and everyone will be singing his song, and calling him the King of the Fight Pit. Rollins hopes Riddle is watching in the back and taking notes because he’s about to give the Father of the Year the beating he’s too cowardly to give his own son. The music interrupts and out comes Rey Mysterio. Rey is all business tonight as Rollins looks on. Rey hits the ring and attacks Rollins before the bell, sending him out of the ring. Rollins seethes at ringside and yells out as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Rollins is beating Rey down in the corner. We see how Rey blocked a shot into the steel ring steps during the break, sending Rollins into the steel. Rollins works Rey over on the ropes now.
Rey counters from the corner and takes Rollins down with a scissors for a pop. Rey kicks Rollins but Rollins catches him in a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Rollins with more offense and another 2 count in the middle of the ring. Rey looks to make a comeback as he flies back in but Rollins cuts him off. We see how Rollins is bleeding from his forehead as he looks out at the crowd.
Rollins with a big chop in the corner, then a corner splash. Rollins wastes some time and now misses a corner splash. Rey fights back and sends Rollins face-first into the turnbuckles. Rey mounts Rollins with right hands in the corner as fans count along. Rey dodges a move and elbows Rollins. Rollins catches Rey in mid-air and drives him down with a big Gutbuster over the knee. Rollins launches Rey under the bottom rope, sending him to the floor hard.
Dominik Mysterio comes walking down the ramp now with a steel chair as fans boo and a QR code shows up on the screen but quickly disappears. Rollins looks on from ringside, and Rey is down at his feet. Dominik approaches Rollins but Rollins is wary. Dominik smiles and pats Rollins on the back. Rollins smiles now as fans boo. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Rollins is working Rey over as Dominik watches from a chair at ringside. Rollins continues to dominate and then shares a moment with Dominik at ringside. Rollins brings it back in and goes for the Three Amigos suplexes to Rey as fans boo. Rollins wastes some time before the third suplex, acknowledging Dominik, and then Rey counters the third suplex with a big DDT in the middle of the ring. Dominik looks concerned now. Rollins goes for a big Buckle Bomb but Rey turns it into a hurricanrana. Rey climbs up but Rollins cuts him off. Rollins with punches but Rey knocks him to the mat. Rollins leaps right back up but Rey blocks a superplex by sending him to the mat. Rey flies and takes Rollins down, then hits a crossbody for a 2 count. Fans boo. Rey goes on for 2.
Rey drops Rollins for the 619 but Rollins blocks it, hits the Buckle Bomb, then nails the Falcon Arrow for a close 2 count. Rollins and Rey are both down now. Rey dodges the Stomp and then blocks a Pedigree. Rey sends Rollins to the floor as a worried Dominik looks on. Rey runs the ring and slides under the bottom rope hitting a big splash on the floor. Rey brings it back in at the 7 count. Rey goes to the top and hits the big splash but Rollins kicks out at 2. Rey kicks Rollins into position for the 619, but Rollins blocks it. Rollins keeps control and slams Rey on his face. Rollins goes to the top but Rey cuts him off again, crotching him.
Rey finally launches Rollins to the mat with a big hurricanrana, then nails 619 to send Rollins down. Rollins rolls to the floor for a breather. Rey leaps off the apron with a head-scissors. Dominik faces off with Rey now but he tosses the steel chair down. Dominik drops to his knees and dares his father to hit him. Rhea Ripley comes from behind and shoves Rey into the steel ring post.
The referee was distracted with Rollins. Rollins comes back in with the Stomp to put Rey back own. Rollins then grabs Rey and takes him down into the Peruvian Necktie submission. Rey fades out for the win.
Winner: Seth Rollins
After the match, Rollins stands tall as the music hits. Back to commercial. Rollins makes his exit now as we see Riddle backstage watching. The WWE United States Champion walks up and Riddle is started. Lashley hypes Riddle up for the Fight Pit and tells Riddle don’t let Rollins get out of the match as he’s afraid of tapping out or getting knocked out. Riddle won’t let Rollins escape this one and plans to knock him out or submit him. Lashley says he knows Riddle was just trying to help him last week, but he warns him to never interrupt one of his matches again. Lashley goes on and tells Riddle to knock Rollins’ teeth out. Riddle says damn straight.
Kevin Patrick is backstage with The Judgment Day. Finn Balor tries to convince them that AJ Styles will come around and join them. Damian Priest is asked if he will hold back against his former friend tonight. Rhea Ripley says that is a dumb question. Priest will not hold back, Riddle is a former friend but this is his family. He says they will continue to run RAW while Riddle keeps his head in the clouds. Priest goes on knocking Riddle and says Seth Rollins has him so confused he thinks he’s doing MMA now. Priest says Riddle is not a Viper, he’s not a cage fighter, and he’s sure as hell not Priest’s friend any longer. Priest says Riddle will fall like everyone else tonight, while The Judgment Day will rise.
After the Styles versus Zayn match, Zayn stands tall as the music hits. Sami goes to ringside to embrace Solo as we go to replays. Sami celebrates with Solo at ringside, fist-bumping him again as AJ tries to recover in the ring. The music interrupts and out comes The Judgment Day. Finn Balor says it pains him to see AJ like this, and he wonders if the outcome would’ve been different if AJ took him up on the offer earlier. Balor says AJ deserves much better. Balor enters the ring while the others wait on the apron. Balor says because he’s a fair and generous person, he’s asking AJ, as a friend, to rise up and join The Judgment Day. Balor offers his hand to help AJ up from the mat. AJ gets up on his own. Damian Priest smiles from the apron. Balor throws up the “Too Sweet” in the air but AJ flips him off in response. Balor kicks AJ in the gut and beats him down. Priest and Dominik Mysterio join in now. Rhea Ripley brings a steel chair and hands it to Balor. Balor wraps the chair around AJ’s neck, then goes for a big stomp while the others hold AJ down but Balor puts the brakes on and doesn’t follow through with the stomp. Balor kneels down and says he could’ve ended it all for AJ, but he’s AJ’s friend and that’s not what friends do. The music hits while The Judgment Day stands tall over AJ, who is flat on his back with the chair still around his neck.
Matt Riddle vs. Damian Priest
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event as The Judgment Day waits in the ring – Damian Priest with Finn Balor, Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio. Out next comes Matt Riddle. Riddle launches himself into the ring as the pyro pops. Riddle gives a look at The Judgment Day as they stare them down, he then poses in the corner for the fans.
The bell rings and fans chant “Bro!” as they size each other up. They lock up and tangle. Priest strikes first and they lock up again. Riddle goes for a choke but Priest resists. Riddle with a submission to the arm. Priest fights but Riddle gets on his back with a Sleeper. Priest slams Riddle to the mat to break free. Priest wastes some time and Riddle grabs him from behind again for a submission.
Priest fights up and out. They size each other up and lock up again but Riddle applies a headlock, then takes Priest down. They tangle on the mat then break. Riddle misses a punt kick. They trade strikes and blocks in the middle of the ring. Priest dodges a knee and Riddle dodges a roundhouse kick. Riddle shows Priest up and taunts him for a pop. Riddle slams Priest as he charges. Riddle with the Bro-ton for a 2 count. Riddle with a big chop in the corner.
Riddle unloads with kicks in the corner now. Priest explodes out of the corner with a big heel kick to the face. Priest mounts Riddle with elbows now. Priest yells at Riddle about trying to embarrass him on his birthday. Priest with more strikes, then he sends Riddle into the corner. Riddle ends up going for a Triangle in the corner and he sends Priest to the floor. Riddle kicks Balor from the apron as he tries to interfere.
Riddle leaps off the apron but Priest knocks him out of the air, stunning Riddle. Priest scoops Riddle and slams him onto the edge of the barrier with a Broken Arrow. Riddle goes down and screams in pain. Priest stands tall and yells out as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Priest has Riddle grounded in the middle of the ring with a knee to the back. Riddle fights up and out with elbows but Priest drops him. Ripley yells at Priest to make Riddle pay. Riddle gets up with a flurry of strikes but Priest fights back. Riddle with a big Ripcord knee to the jaw, then a kip-up for a pop. Riddle with big right hands into the corner.
Priest rocks Riddle but Riddle nails a big overhead suplex, sending Priest to the floor for to regroup. Riddle kicks Priest from the apron and hits a Floating Bro to the floor. Riddle brings it back in and blocks a kick, then kicks Priest in the head. Riddle with a powerbomb and a knee to the face in the middle of the ring. Priest kicks out at 2 and Riddle can’t believe it.
More back and forth now. Riddle goes to the top for another Floating Bro but Priest jumps up and shoves him to the floor. Riddle lands hard and yells out. Priest follows and sends Riddle back into the barrier. We go to commercial with Priest standing over Riddle.
Back from the break and Riddle has Priest up top. Riddle hits a huge Fisherman’s superplex and The Judgment Day is worried. Riddle crawls for the cover but Priest kicks out at 2. They get up and trade big strikes now. Riddle with a knee. Priest blocks a knee and nails a Bell Clap. Riddle drops Priest to one knee with a kick to the head. Priest ducks a roundhouse kick and ends up catching Riddle on his shoulder. Riddle fights out and nails the Bro-Derek in the middle of the ring.
Priest kicks out at 2 and no one can believe it. Riddle goes back to the top but Ripley gets on the apron. The referee warns her. Riddle is distracted, allowing Priest to deck him from behind. Priest goes for the Broken Arrow but Riddle slides out. Riddle charges but Priest levels him with a clothesline. Priest slams Riddle face-first into the mat but Riddle kicks out just in time. Balor can’t believe it.
Priest goes for the South of Heaven chokeslam now but Riddle blocks it. Priest blocks the RKO. Riddle counters The Reckoning. Riddle drops Priest with a jumping knee. Riddle drops to the mat to prepare for the RKO like Randy Orton would. Balor hits the apron to distract but Riddle knocks him off. Priest scoops Riddle onto his shoulders but Riddle fights free and cradles Priest out of nowhere for the pin to win.
Winner: Damian Priest
After the match, The Judgment Day immediately rushes the ring and beats Riddle down. Priest with a South of Heaven in the middle of the ring. The music interrupts and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Edge to a big pop from the Canadian crowd. Edge rushes into the ring, ducks Balor, then sends Priest out with a big Spear. Edge stares down Dominik and scares him out of the ring as Balor watches from the corner. Edge turns around to Balor charging, but Edge sends him out of the ring with a Spear. Edge is fired up now. Edge takes the mic as the crowd cheers him on. Edge says they have tried to finish him over and and over again but he always comes back. Fans pop. Edge says even if it takes him 9 years, he comes back, and he got to come back in Edmonton tonight, in his country. Edge says he doesn’t quit. He challenges Balor to a match at Extreme Rules for the first time ever, in an “I Quit” match. The Judgment Day looks on from ringside as Edge’s music starts back up. Balor and Edge yell at each other as announcers hype the match at Extreme Rules. RAW goes off the air with Edge staring out at Balor.