Raw Results – September 19, 2022


The Judgment Day vs. Matt Riddle and Rey Mysterio

We go back to the ring and out comes The Judgment Day – Finn Balor and Damian Priest with Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio. The crowd boos as Ripley takes the mic. She recalls taking out everyone in front of them last week to prove to the fans once again that The Judgment Day runs RAW, and now with Dominik by their side, no one will stop them. Especially now that he’s a man. Balor agrees that Dominik is a man, and says he’s a brave man. Balor praises Dominik for standing up to his father. Priest embraces Dominik and says he loves him for being a man who no longer walks in a shadow, who is willing to fight his battles, which he proved when he fought WWE Hall of Famer Edge one-on-one last week. Priest says Dominik is standing right here, and Edge is probably not even standing at him. They all mock Edge for being injured. Ripley says she is very proud of Dominik. Dominik thanks her and the fans boo louder now. Balor yells at the crowd to let Dominik speak. Ripley tells Dominik to just ignore the fans. Dominik can barely speak due to the heat but he’s finally here standing with his real family. Balor says what a moment this is. He calls for them to take a family photo and they all pose together. The Judgment Day goes on about having a great time tonight. The music interrupts and out comes Matt Riddle. He stops on the stage and out next comes Rey Mysterio. They head to the ring together and Rey is looking a bit concerned about the situation with his son. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Riddle is going at it with Balor. Balor gets the upperhand in the corner. Priest tags in and rocks Riddle as Rey cheers him on from the apron. Priest with a big right hand in the corner. Priest beats Riddle into the other corner and puts him down. Balor tags back in to take control. Balor with a big corner chop. Riddle fights back and drops Balor, then nails the gutwrench slam, and another.

Riddle powers up for a third gutwrench suplex. Rey tags in and they double team Balor for a close 2 count as Rhea and Dominik look on from ringside. More back and forth now. Balor rocks Rey and in comes Priest. Priest runs over Rey while Rhea and Dominik laugh at ringside. Priest chokes Rey on the middle rope now. The Judgment Day dominates Rey for the next several minutes now. Balor drops Rey for a 2 count, then grounds him there. Rey tries to fight out but Balor puts him back down. Dominik cheers Finn on.

Priest comes back in and cuts Rey off with a big right hand. Priest with Snake Eyes for 2. Balor comes back in and wears Rey down with the headlock again. Fans boo as Balor goes for the Three Amigos suplexes from WWE Hall of Famer Eddie Guerrero now. Rey counters the third and drops Balor. Balor comes back and looks to do the shake but Rey nails an enziguri and quickly makes the tag. Riddle unloads and hits a Ripcord knee to Balor, then another big knee to Priest as he runs in. Riddle goes from corner to corner on Balor and Priest, then launches Balor on his head with an Exploder suplex, then does the same to Priest. They go on fighting and Riddle misses but hits the Broton for a close 2 count.

Balor dodges a Floating Bro. Priest tags in but gets kicked. Riddle drops Balor on the apron but then he gets rocked by Priest. More back and forth now. Riddle fights off Balor from the apron again, kicking him down. Priest grabs Riddle from the other side of the ropes and chokeslams him to the floor. Riddle lands hard next to Balor on the floor as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Balor is in control of Riddle. Balor tosses Riddle to the floor. Ripley rakes Riddle from behind, then nails a back suplex on the floor while the referee is distracted. Balor brings Riddle back in and tags in Priest. They hit a double team backbreaker – leg drop combo but Riddle somehow kicks out. Priest grounds Riddle now while Ripley and Dominik look on. Balor comes back in and goes for a close 2 count. Ripley yells at the referee. Priest tags back in for more quick double teaming and quick tags. Priest grounds Riddle with a knee to the back while Rey tries to rally.

Riddle finally catches Priest and stuns him, then hits the Bro 2 Sleep in the middle of the ring. Priest and Riddle are both down now. Balor and Rey tag in at the same time and they go at it. Rey with some of his signature offense. Rey with a big senton off the top rope, then a dropkick to Priest through the ropes. Balor kicks Rey to stun him. Balor works Rey around now. Rey with a springboard crossbody for a close 2 count. Rey rocks Balor from the corner but a distraction from Dominik allows Balor to drop Rey. Rey blocks Balor’s 1916 with a kick to the face. They tangle and Rey drops Balor into position for the 619 but Priest pulls Balor to safety as fans boo. Riddle kicks Priest from the apron, then nails the Floating Bro to the floor into the announce table. Rey drops Balor for 619 again and this time he hits it for a big pop. Rey goes to the top but Ripley is on the apron, distracting the referee.

Seth Rollins suddenly appears at ringside, dropping Riddle with the timekeeper’s bell. Rollins grabs a steel chair but Rey grabs it and chases him away. Rollins retreats through the crowd. Rey checks on Riddle now but Dominik approaches him. Dominik begs his father to hit him with the chair. Dominik drops to his knees and tells Rey to hit him. Rey teases a swing of the chair but he throws the chair down instead.

Rey goes back into the ring but Balor meets him with a Slingblade. Priest tags back in and hits Rey with the South of Heaven chokeslam in the middle of the ring. Balor goes to the top and follows up with a Coup de Grace on Rey for the pin to win.

Winners: The Judgment Day

After the match, The Judgment Day gathers in the ring as the music hits. They stand tall together as Rey recovers with Riddle on the edge of the apron. We go to replays. Riddle and Rey look on from ringside while Balor, Priest, Ripley and Mysterio pose in the corners.

The Judgment Day is backstage. Dominik Mysterio jokes about how he should probably go check on his dad. He laughs and says he’s going to celebrate instead because he’s got a new mami. Rhea Ripley says mami knows best. Damian Priest goes on about how he will kick Matt Riddle’s ass next week, but enough about those losers, let’s go party. They walk off but Finn Balor stops them when they spot someone else standing nearby. The camera pans and we see AJ Styles on the phone. Balor tells the others to go ahead so he can deal with this. Balor tells AJ it’s been a long time since they talked. AJ says it’s been since Finn joined The Judgment Day and turned his back on AJ, but now we’ve talked. AJ goes to walk off but Balor says he did join The Judgment Day, but he’s never turned his back on AJ. Balor says there hasn’t been one moment where he’s never not had AJ’s back. AJ says they’ve both had each other’s backs, so should he just join The Judgment Day and turn his back on the people who love him the most, just like Dominik? AJ wants no part of The Judgment Day. Balor says this is him, Finn, how long have we known each other? Balor says he’s looking for his friend but he feels like AJ is looking for a fight. Balor asks if AJ is looking for a fight. They face off now. Balor laughs and says AJ’s not looking for a fight because they’re boys. Balor embraces AJ but AJ isn’t buying it. Balor says the offer to join The Judgment Day still stands. Balor throws up the “too sweet!” to AJ to end the segment, then walks off.

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