We see how new Judgment Day member Rhea Ripley punished Liv Morgan last week as Damian Priest and WWE Hall of Famer Edge watched. We also see how Priest vs. Finn Balor ended and how AJ Styles got involved. We see Edge, Priest and Ripley backstage talking now while Edge sits on his throne.
Back from the break and The Judgment Day is in the back. Damian Priest asks if fans have been listening and if they’re getting it yet, and then says they’re not because they’d be showing respect and rising for The Judgment Day by now. Priest goes on and says they don’t take orders, they do what they want when they want, and if any of your precious heroes want to step to them, they’ll get nothing but punishment in return. Priest laughs. Ripley speaks next and says they are done being everything fans want them to be. She says nothing is holding her back now, it’s time for complete and utter eradication. Edge says people should listen to Priest and Ripley because they don’t speak names and make lies. Edge knows some people are tired of pretending, he travels the country and sees it in their faces, but with the state of the world right now, who can blame you for being angry? Edge tells people to stop being sheep, join their movement and add some excitement into your life. He says their mission statement is Judgment Day equals power, and he offers everyone to accept this gift or keep living your purgatory existence. Edge goes on and says he has seen how this plays out and he knows more favorites will join them. Edge says his arms are wide open, waiting for the next WWE Superstar who needs his genius to guide their career. Edge addresses AJ Styles about how they’ve sacrificed their bodies for fans when the fans weren’t there for them in the end. Edge calls on AJ, Finn Balor and Liv Morgan to join their movement. He says this will end, either with AJ, Balor and Liv by their sides or laying at their feet, again and again and again, as long as it takes. Edge moves the scales of justice to end the segment.
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We see how Rhea Ripley became the latest disciple to WWE Hall of Famer Edge at WrestleMania Backlash last night.
We go back to the ring and out comes The Judgment Day – Rhea Ripley, Damian Priest and WWE Hall of Famer Edge. They hit the ring and pose on the apron as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Edge has the mic now. He says they formed The Judgment Day because they were tired of being sheep like all of you. Edge says that did get him a WWE Hall of Fame ring but big deal because he’s bigger than the Hall of Fame. Edge says that also got his body beat up. He talks about how his body is full of injuries also. He goes on and scolds the fans for being keyboard warriors with their asinine comments. Edge says Judgment Day holds the mirror up to each fan and the fans don’t like what they see, mainly because they’re ugly. Edge says Judgment Day can look in any mirror and they like what they see. Edge insults AJ Styles and the local crowd, and says they don’t seem to understand that no one can touch Judgment Day. Fans chant “you suck!” now.
Priest says the truth hurts as individually he and Edge were able to destroy all of your favorites, but together they are something more, something else, but imagine adding an instrument of brutality, which they did in Ripley. Edge shows Ripley off to mostly boos. Priest calls on everyone to rise for the newest member of The Judgment Day – Rhea Ripley! Fans boo as Ripley poses. Ripley says joining the group was the easiest decision of her life. She saw the two of them change for the better and she wanted that for herself. She’s done signing autographs at the airport for all the little kids who come to her saying they want to be like her when they grown up, then she goes online the next day and sees the autographs on eBay. She says she’s done being used and that’s why she joined The Judgment Day. Fans give her the “What!?” treatment now.
Rhea says speaking of being used, she has some unfinished business to tend to tonight – Liv Morgan. Rhea says Liv can no longer ride her coattails and tonight she will give her a reason to cry when she destroys her. Edge hypes Priest and Ripley up some more and their unrealized potential – Priest as The Punishment, Ripley as The Eradicator, they were ships without a rudder but he is that rudder, with the direction. They are now his saints of fate. Edge reveals how he recently approached Ripley and talked to her about her true potential, which led to the split from Liv. Edge takes the credit for breaking up your favorite tag team, as he told Ripley that Liv was holding her back. He saw wasted domination and a juggernaut willing to live in the slow lane instead of dominating everything. Edge goes on and says his movement is not done, they aren’t finished yet and they are looking for more… the music interrupts and out comes Liv to a pop.
Liv Morgan vs. Rhea Ripley
Liv Morgan marches to the ring and poses on the apron as Rhea Ripley stares her down from the corner. Edge and Damian Priest watch from ringside. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and the bell rings as they start brawling. Ripley drops Liv and the referee checks on her. Ripley launches Liv across the ring, then charges in with a shoulder thrust into the corner. Rhea tosses Liv across the ring again but this time she runs into a boot. Liv fights from the corner but Rhea delivers shoulder thrusts as the referee counts.
Ripley works Liv over in the corner and takes her to the top for a superplex. Liv fights back and sends Ripley to the mat. Liv with a hurricanrana off the top rope, then a dropkick. Liv runs right into a big boot from Ripley for another close 2 count. Ripley mounts Liv with some trash talking and aggressive offense as some fans boo. Ripley slams Liv face-first into the mat and keeps beating on her to keep her down. Ripley uses the middle rope as the referee counts and warns her. Ripley with another big strike to the back. Liv tries to fight up but Rhea continues to dominate her and keep her down. The referee checks on Liv again.
Edge and Priest look on as Rhea takes Liv down into a body triangle submission in the middle of the ring. Ripley screams in Liv’s face. Liv tries to turn it into a 2 count but Ripley kicks out and then levels her with a boot. Liv with a nonchalant pin attempt and a clothesline. Ripley keeps Liv down with a boot to the back now. Liv slides out of the Riptide and mounts some offense now. Ripley swings but Liv blocks it and unloads. Liv stuns her with an enziguri. Liv with a big float-over DDT but Ripley gets right back up stumbling. Liv with double knees to the face for a close 2 count. Liv looks to capitalize but Rhea rocks her.
Rhea runs unto a back elbow. Liv comes off the top rope but Rhea slaps her out of mid-air. Rhea goes on and applies the inverted Cloverleaf in the middle of the ring now. Liv tries to crawl to the ropes but Ripley tightens the hold for the submission win.
Winner: Rhea Ripley
After the match, The Judgment Day stands tall together in the middle of the ring as the music hits. Edge nods at Rhea and she goes to Liv for a post-match attack. Ripley rag-dolls Liv with the Cloverleaf and makes her scream out while Edge gets down in her face, laughing and taunting her. The Judgment Day stands tall again but the music interrupts and out comes Finn Balor to the stage. He walks towards the ring as the music hits again and out comes AJ Styles. Styles stands with Balor on the ramp as we go back to a break.
Finn Balor vs. Damian Priest
Back from the break and Finn Balor locks up with Damian Priest. Priest drops Balor first with a shoulder. We see Edge, Rhea Ripley and AJ Styles watching from ringside.
Priest counters Balor’s offense and unloads with strikes. Priest with a big Stage Dive hip attack in the corner now. Balor backs Priest into the corner but Priest hits the Bell Clap. Priest with a big clothesline out of the corner. Priest keeps control and launches Balor across the ring with a big Broken Arrow for 2.
Priest runs into boots in the corner. Balor attacks but Priest drops him and grounds him in the middle of the ring with a knee to the back. They both go down after Balor drops Priest with a side-Russian leg sweep. Balor mounts offense now as fans cheer him on. Balor with a double stomp and more pops from the crowd. Balor counters a big move and rolls him for 2. Balor with Slingblade. Balor sends Priest to the floor at Ripley’s feet.
Balor runs the ropes for a big dive but Ripley looks to sacrifice herself and gets in the way of Priest. Balor puts his brakes on and stays in the ring, but then turns around to a big Spear from Edge. The referee calls for the match.
Winner by DQ: Finn Balor
After the bell, AJ runs in and goes at it with Edge but Ripley comes back in and provide a distraction, grabbing AJ from behind. AJ stops himself from hitting her, but yells at her. This allows Edge the chance to take AJ back down after grabbing him from behind. Priest and Edge hit a Total Elimination combo with Edge delivering a Spear to take AJ out again. The Judgment Day stands tall together as the music starts back up.
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We get another replay of what happened between Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. last week. Ripley is backstage warming up when Sarah Schreiber approaches and asks her thoughts on Nikki’s earlier comments, saying the break-up was all Ripley’s fault. Ripley says she never intended on breaking up their friendship, they could’ve supported their solo careers, but Nikki made up her mind. Ripley doesn’t forgive easy, but what kind of person attacks their friends? Ripley says Nikki is more delusional than she thought if she thinks Ripley is the villain here. Ripley goes on and says she’s headed out to remind everyone who she really is. She walks off.
Rhea Ripley vs. Nikki A.S.H.
We go back to the ring and out comes Rhea Ripley. She makes her entrance and we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Nikki A.S.H. She faces off with her former tag team partner. The music interrupts and out comes WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Queen Zelina Vega and Carmella to the stage. They knock Tulsa and brag about how everything they predicted with Nikki and Ripley has come true. They say Ripley should really be thanking them. They go on trash talking until Nikki attacks Ripley from the side.
Nikki beats Ripley down and the bell has not hit yet. Nikki mounts Ripley and keeps her down until Ripley powers up and sends her to the floor. Nikki counters from the apron and sends Ripley to the floor instead. Nikki sends Ripley into the steel ring steps as fans boo now. Nikki poses on the ramp and she’s all smiles as the boos continue. Carmella and Vega have already left.
We see video from earlier today with Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley agreeing to team against Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler tonight.
Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley vs. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler
We go back to the ring and out first comes Nikki A.S.H. for the next tag team match. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and we get another vignette for Elias out in the wild. He says before WWE stood for “Walk With Elias” it stood for World Wrestling Entertainment but he is not here to entertain, he’s here to conquer wrestling and become a champion, and once he does that, he can conquer the world. He says from the ashes comes opportunity and with that comes the opportunity to become a Superstar. Elias plants a tree in front of the tombstone we saw last week. He then walks off with a cowboy-like hat one. We go back to the ring and out comes Rhea Ripley to join Nikki. Out next are Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler.
The bell rings and Ripley starts off with Baszler. Baszler takes her down first and works on the arm. Ripley catches a boot and takes Baszler down. Ripley works her over and tags Nikki in. Ripley lifts Nikki and launches her onto Baszler for a quick pin attempt. Nikki and Baszler go at it now. Nikki with a sloppy takedown. Baszler shuts her down and in comes Jax for the quick double team. Jax slams Nikki while Baszler trips Ripley from the apron, sending her face-first into the edge. Jax and Baszler stand tall together in the ring as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Jax continues to dominate Nikki. Baszler and Jax take turns tagging in and keeping control of Nikki. Jax goes for Ripley at one point, trying to use Nikki against her, but she misses. Baszler gets knocked off the apron while Jax has Nikki scooped. Jax goes to the second rope for the Vader Bomb but it back-fires as Nikki takes her down. Baszler and Ripley tag in at the same time now. Fans pop as Ripley goes to work on Baszler.
Ripley decks ?Jax and hits the missile dropkick on Baszler for a pop. Ripley kicks Baszler and hits a Northern Lights suplex for 2. Baszler rocks Ripley but Ripley comes right back. Ripley goes to the top and hits the missile dropkick. Jax runs in to break it up but Ripley moves and Jax lands on Baszler with a big splash.
Ripley boots Jax to the floor. Nikki goes to the top and leaps to the floor, taking Jax down for a crossbody as fans pop. Baszler grabs Ripley but Ripley turns around and rocks her with a headbutt. Ripley follows up with a Riptide to Baszler for the pin to win.
Winners: Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley
After the match, Nikki and Ripley stand tall as fans cheer them on and Ripley’s music hits. We go to replays. Ripley and Nikki pose in the corners now as fans cheer them on.
Nia Jax vs. Rhea Ripley
We go back to the ring and Nia Jax is waiting with Shayna Baszler. Out next comes Rhea Ripley for this first-time-ever match-up.
The bell rings and Jax talks some trash to start. They lock up and Jax takes it to the corner, man-handling Rhea some to boos. Ripley with two boots to fight out. Rhea with a big strike to the face. This angers Jax and she headbutts Ripley. Jax launches Ripley into the ring post. Jax goes to the apron and poses to boos. She runs and smashes Rhea’s head into the post with her hip.
Jax brings it back in but Ripley fights back. Ripley goes for the Riptide but Jax elbows her away. Ripley gets sent into the corner shoulder-first once again. Jax goes to the apron and tries to sandwich Ripley into the post again, but she hits hard as Ripley moves. Ripley goes to deliver a cannonball to Jax from the apron to the floor but Jax moves and she takes out Baszler instead. Jax comes back and sends Ripley into the barrier with a Samoan Drop. We go to commercial with Jax in control at ringside.
Back from the break and Jax has Ripley on her shoulders in the middle of the ring, stretching and bending her. Ripley slides out and works Jax over, staggering her. Jax is still standing until Ripley uses the ropes to land a big head scissors takedown. Ripley goes on but Jax dumps her to the apron. Ripley with a big kick from the apron to stun Jax.
Ripley goes to the top and nails a missile dropkick for a close 2 count. Jax turns it back around and goes for a powerbomb but Ripley fights up high, then turns that into a takedown. Jax is bleeding from a cut near her eye. Jax levels Ripley and delivers the running leg drop in the middle of the ring for a close 2 count.
One side of Jax’s face is covered in blood. She appears to wave the referee off. Jax scoops Ripley for a Samoan Drop but Ripley slides out. Ripley goes for he Riptide but Baszler gets on the apron to yell at her. Jax charges but Ripley side-steps to avoid her. Ripley comes right back and rolls Jax up for the pin to win.
Winner: Rhea Ripley
After the match, Ripley retreats to the floor as her music hits. Jax gets right back up as we go to replays. Baszler is in the ring now. Jax yells at her, not happy about the distraction. Baszler goes to leave but the argument continues. Jax is bleeding a little heavy from one side of her face. Baszler storms out of the ring as Jax looks on. Jax immediately turns around to a big superkick from Ripley. Ripley then slams Jax with a Riptide for a big pop. Ripley stands tall over Jax as fans cheer her on and her music starts up. We get a replay. Ripley celebrates at ringside now.
Kevin Patrick is backstage with Rhea Ripley now. She says the match with Nia Jax was brutal, but not as brutal as a No Holds Barred match, where everything is 100% legal. She laughs and says she will be watching, and she hopes Nikki A.S.H. beats the hell out of Charlotte Flair, but nothing that happens tonight will change the fact that she will win the title at SummerSlam.
We begin with a look back at what happened last week with the Raw Women’s Championship.
We are in Kansas City, Missouri and your announcers are Corey Graves, Byron Saxton, and JImmy Smith.
We go right to the ring and out comes new RAW Women’s Champion Nikki A.S.H. as Mike Rome does the introduction. Nikki rushes the ring as fans cheer her on.
Nikki hits the ring and says she’s always wanted to say this… welcome to Monday Night RAW! Nikki can’t believe she’s standing here as champion, it’s always been a dream. A “you deserve it!” chant starts up. Nikki says she keeps pinching herself to make sure she’s not asleep, but this dream is now real and in the past when she’s reached for the stars, she just didn’t have the confidence needed. But then one day she realized, if she fails, she fails, she’s still her. And when she put on this outfit, it gives her the confidence and reminds her, and she wants to remind all of us, that no matter what, if you believe in yourself you can overcome everything. It worked for her, it can work for you… we can all be Almost Super Heroes. Nikki raises the title in the air as fans cheer her on.
The music interrupts and out comes Charlotte Flair, who Nikki won the title from last week. Flair hits the apron and waits for a crew member to open the ropes for her. Nikki looks on with her title as Flair takes the mic. Fans boo Flair. Flair says that is a nice fairy tale Nikki is telling but hers doesn’t have a happy ending because Nikki as champion is a disgrace. Flair can’t believe Nikki, dressed up like this, is supposed to represent the company. Flair mocks Nikki trying to imagine her on the NBC Today show, where Al Roker would mock her as well. Flair says the fans may also think Nikki is a champion but in Flair’s book, you have ton work to be champion. Flair says she doesn’t believe it and she’s here to add star power and perspective to this ring. Flair calls Nikki an Almost Idiot and as fans chant “you suck!” and she has a brief back & forth with the crowd. Flair goes on about how she dominated Rhea Ripley last week, for Ripley to attack her, and that was the only way Nikki could cash-in. Flair says it’s beneath her to complain but the footage shows she wasn’t even on her feet when the match with Nikki started. Flair says Nikki stole her title.
Flair says she will get her rematch at SummerSlam, and Nikki will bow to the queen. She says Nikki isn’t even to blame for this injustice, the fans are because they can’t handle it when other people are more successful than them. The music interrupts and out comes Ripley to a pop. Ripley mocks the idea of everyone being jealous of Flair. Fans chant “Rhea!” now. Ripley taunts Flair for only holding the title for a day. Ripley also brings up how Flair got herself disqualified last week before the cash-in, and says it should be her who gets the match at SummerSlam. Nikki dismisses the idea of either challenger beating her for the title at SummerSlam. She says they both represented the division well when they were champion, but the women’s division is ready for a metamorphosis and she will be leading that change as the new champion.
Flair has had enough of the super hero crap. She goes on ripping Nikki and says she will leave SummerSlam as champion. Ripley says the title belongs around her waist. The music interrupts and out comes Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce to the stage. Pearce says there are a lot of good arguments and perspectives, so they will address them. Deville says the only fair thing to do is make a Triple Threat for SummerSlam. Flair argues and wants a title match tonight. Pearce makes the match. Flair attacks Ripley from the side and sends her out. Nikki dropkicks Flair and ends up clearing the ring. Nikki stands tall as her music hits while Flair and Ripley look on from the floor.
Nikki A.S.H. is in the back and Sarah ambushes her to ask about the match against Charlotte Flair. Nikki says her confidence has grown and she is not afraid to fail. She is confident of herself and win or lose she wants to make sure that everyone knows that the hardest of challenges are worth fighting for. No matter what happens, she will be defending her championship at SummerSlam.
Rhea Ripley shows up behind Nikki and she tells Nikki she can’t help but respect the belief that Nikki has in herself, but she will be walking out of SummerSlam as the champion. She tells Nikki that she hopes that Nikki gives Charlotte hell.
We go back to the ring and out comes new RAW Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair for her Championship Coronation. We see how she won the title from Rhea Ripley at WWE Money In the Bank on Sunday.
Flair says this feels so good and she is so proud to be standing here as your queen. She goes on about how the past year hasn’t been good to us, but she is here now and she is our opportunity. She rips Ripley as a snake and an opportunist. Flair says Ripley can do as many of her moves as she wants but she will never measure up to the original. Flair says we won’t believe the out-pour of texts.
Fans chant for Becky Lynch. Flair says yes, Becky is at home breast feeding while she is here dominating the women’s divisions. Flair goes back to talking about all the congratulatory messages she received last night. Flair says the win makes her the one-time and final Divas Champion, a five-time RAW Women’s Champion and five-time SmackDown Women’s Champion, making her the only 11-time women’s champion in WWE. Flair goes on about how she can beat Ripley any night of the week, and if she had the opportunity she’d beat Ripley… the music interrupts and out comes Ripley.
Ripley enters the ring and asks Flair if she thinks she can beat her any night of the week, why not tonight? Fans pop. Flair says Ripley is in no shape to fight after what Flair did to her knee last night. She mocks Ripley for how she was hurting last night, and declines. Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville interrupt from the stage. Deville congratulates Flair on the incredible accomplishment. Deville brings up what Flair just said about beating Ripley on any night. Pearce makes it official – the rematch will take place tonight. Flair delivers a cheap shot and kicks Ripley’s knee out.
Flair goes to ringside as her music hits. Deville and Pearce check on Ripley from the floor while Ripley is down in the corner clutching her knee. Flair makes her exit, having words with Ripley, as she makes her exit.
Match Number Seven: Charlotte Flair versus Rhea Ripley for the Raw Women’s Championship
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event, a rematch from Money In the Bank. Rhea Ripley is out, as is RAW Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair. They face off as we go back to commercial.
The bell rings and they go at it. Flair takes Ripley down but Ripley fights back. Ripley with hard shoulder thrusts in the corner now as the referee warns her. Flair fights back and takes Ripley down by the arm from the apron. They trade big forearms on their feet now in the middle of the ring. Ripley with a one-legged dropkick. Ripley grounds Flair now.
Ripley with knee strikes. Flair turns it around out of the corner with chops. Flair sends Ripley face-first into the turnbuckles. Ripley counters a suplex with a roll-up for 2. Ripley counters and delivers a German suplex in the middle of the ring. Ripley with a running dropkick for another 2 count. Flair counters a whip into the corner, then sends Ripley over the top rope to the floor. Flair stops Ripley from re-entering the ring. Ripley lands on her hurt leg at ringside.
Flair follows and nails a chop block to take Ripley back down from behind. Ripley clutches her knee but Flair rolls her back in. The referee holds Flair off as he checks on Ripley. Flair tries to stay on Ripley but the referee backs her off. Ripley is down in the corner as the referee checks on her. We go back to commercial.
We are back and Charlotte with a knee drop to the injured leg in the ropes. Charlotte wraps the leg in the ropes and stomps on the knee. Rhea kicks Charlotte into the turnbuckles and Rhea with a German suplex. Rhea and Charlotte exchange forearms. Rhea with short arm clotheslines and a back heel kick. Rhea with a Northern Lights suplex for a near fall. Charlotte with a back breaker and a boot to the chest. Charlotte goes for a moonsault but Rhea gets her knees up. Rhea sets for a figure four leg lock and locks it in. Charlotte reverses the hold and Rhea gets to the ropes. Charlotte with kicks to Rhea and follows with chops.
Rhea with a boot and kick to Charlotte. Rhea with Riptide and Charlotte gets her foot on the ropes while the picture starts to pixelate (well played).
Charlotte takes her title belt and walks up the ramp. Rhea follows and Charlotte hits Rhea with the belt and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner: Rhea Ripley (by disqualification) [Charlotte Retains Title]
After the match, Rhea attacks Charlotte and . . .
Nikki A.S.H. comes to the ring with her briefcase.
She says she is going to cash in.
Match Number Eight: Nikki A.S.H. versus Charlotte Flair for the Raw Women’s Championship
Nikki with a cross body for the three count.
Winner: Nikki A.S.H. (new champion)
We go to credits
Back from a quick break and we get a promo for tonight’s RAW Women’s Title match.
RAW Women’s Title Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley
We go back to the ring and out first comes RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. We see how she won the title from Asuka at WrestleMania 37. Out next comes Charlotte Flair. She stops and poses on the ramp as the pyro goes off. We see stills from some of Flair’s big title win over the years. We get formal ring introductions from Rome.
The bell rings and they stare each other down. Ripley smirks at Flair. They lock up and go at it, then break. The crowd gives Flair some heat and she responds by giving them the middle finger, which WWE tries to black out. Ripley headbutts Flair after a lock up. Flair rocks her. Ripley slaps back. Ripley taunts Flair after rocking her. Ripley dropkicks Flair now.
Fans chant “we want Becky!” now. Flair and Ripley trade shots on the apron. Ripley gets the upperhand and runs the ropes to dropkick Flair from the apron to the floor. Ripley follows but Flair sends her landing hard on the ground. Flair dropkicks Ripley against the barrier while she’s down. Flair brings it back in for a quick 1 count. Flair with a t-bone suplex into the corner. Flair shows off a bit and then stomps away while Ripley is down in the corner. Flair covers for another 1 count.
Flair grounds Ripley with a headlock now. Flair with more offense and showing off. She taunts Ripley, telling her to get up. Ripley fights back from the mat. They slug each other as the crowd chants for Ripley, which distracts Flair a bit. Ripley tries to grab from behind but she gets sent to the corner. Fans do some dueling chants now. Ripley with a big back elbow. Ripley counters while backed against the ropes, and dumps Flair over the top rope to the floor.
Fans chant for Becky Lynch once again. Ripley takes Flair down at ringside and yells out. They bring it back in the ring and Ripley delivers two short-arm clotheslines. Flair fights back but Ripley headbutts her. Ripley gets a pop and delivers knee strikes. Flair blocks a knee but Ripely kicks her. Ripley with a Northern Lights suplex for 2. More back and forth in the middle of the ring now. Ripley with a big German suplex.
Ripley goes to the top for the missile dropkick but Flair side-steps. Flair with a Boston Crab now. Ripley powers out and holds it for a 2 count. Flair with a single-leg takedown. Ripley counters the Figure Four for a 2 count. Flair levels Ripley with a jumping big boot for a close 2 count. Flair has a few words with the referee. Flair ends up on Ripley’s shoulders from the corner. Flair slides down for a sunset flip but Ripley powers up and eventually turns that into a big vertical suplex. Flair kicks out at 2. They trade big strikes on their feet now. Flair tells Ripley to bring it and Ripley unloads with big stiff strikes. Flair comes back and sends Ripley to the floor.
Flair gets emotional now. She runs with a big boot to kick Ripley off the apron back to the floor. Flair is hyped up now. Flair goes to the top and delivers the moonsault from the top to the floor, taking Ripley back down as fans cheer her on with a big pop. Flair brings Ripley back in the ring but Ripley blocks Natural Selection. Ripley turns that into her Prism inverted Cloverleaf submission. Flair rolls through for a 2 count. Ripley goes for Riptide but Flair turns it into a big DDT for a close 2 count.
Flair can’t believe the kick out. Fans chant “this is awesome!” as Flair sits up and Ripley begins to recover. Flair talks some trash and pounds on Ripley. Ripley fights up from her knees as they trade big strikes in the middle of the ring. Flair with signature Flair chops. Ripley with an elbow to the face. Flair drops her with an elbow and puts her feet on the ropes for leverage but the referee catches her and stops the count. Flair gets in the face of the referee but backs off. Ripley kicks Flair from the mat, sending her stumbling into the corner.
Ripley with big shoulder thrusts in the corner now. Ripley takes Flair to the top and works her over. Flair fights back but Ripley keeps control and climbs up. Ripley goes for the superplex but Flair knocks her to the mat. Flair hits a super Natural Selection from the top but Ripley still kicks out. Flair can’t believe it. Fans in the crowd are also shocked.
Fans chant “this is awesome!” now as Flair sits there on the mat. Ripley begins to recover. Flair nods at the crowd and stalks Ripley now. Flair goes for the Figure Four but Ripley counters and launches her back into the turnbuckles. Flair is on the floor now, trying to recover. Ripley rallies and gets hyped up. Ripley grabs Flair from the mat but Flair slams her head into the ring post. Flair traps Ripley’s leg between the ring post and the steel steps, and kicks it several times.
Flair returns to the ring and applies the Figure Four in the middle of the ring. She bridges into the Figure Eight as Ripley screams out. The referee checks on her and Ripley finally taps out for the finish.
Winner and New RAW Women’s Champion: Charlotte Flair
After the match, Flair sits up and takes the title, raising it in the air as her music hits and fans pop. We see Ripley on the mat, frustrated with the knee. Ripley sits up in the corner as the referee checks on her. Flair poses in the corner as we go to replays.
Back from the break and Charlotte Flair is standing in the ring with a mic and a crutch. Graves says she is badly injured. We see how Flair and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina Snuka defeated RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley, Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke last week, and how Ripley attacked Flair after the bell.
Flair takes the mic now and says it’s shocking to see her like this after what did Ripley last week. She talks about how the NBA Playoffs are hurt due to injuries, and says what bigger news is she may miss her title shot at Money In the Bank. She goes on about Ripley using her own moves and using underhanded tactics to keep her title. She says nobody is better than Charlotte Flair. The music interrupts and out comes Ripley, who is also using a crutch but mocking Flair with it as if she’s also injured.
Ripley struggles to get into the ring with the crutch as Flair looks on. Ripley asks for help and a staffer holds the ropes for her. Flair accuses Ripley of also taking her entrance. Ripley sees right through Flair and says she can play her game better. Ripley says Flair is just being a little drama queen. Flair and Ripley kick each other’s crutches away at the same time. They size each other up and have words. They get ready to fight and pick the crutches back up now. Flair swings and Ripley ducks. Flair ducks now as Ripley swings. They swing and the crutches collide. They keep swinging but fail to hit each other.
Flair knocks Ripley’s crutch to the mat and kicks it out of the way. Ripley ducks a crutch shot and picks hers back up. She swings and hits Flair’s crutch, then jabs Flair in the gut with it. Ripley goes to crack Flair in the back with the crutch but Flair rolls out of the ring. Flair taunts Ripley from the ramp now. Ripley talks trash back from the ring, raising the title belt in the air.
Charlotte Flair and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax and Tamina Snuka vs. RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley, Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke.
We go back to the ring and out first comes Charlotte Flair as the pyro goes off. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Flair is posing in the ring as her music hits. Graves hypes her title shot at Money In the Bank. The WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions are out next – Natalya and Tamina Snuka. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke are out first for their team. RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley is out next. She gets pyro on the stage before marching down to the ring.
A big brawl breaks out at ringside to kick things off. Flair and Ripley brawl into the announce table. Tamina mounts Dana at ringside. Flair and Ripley brawl into the ring and they go at it now. Ripley mounts Flair but Flair fights back. Natalya runs in and fights Ripley off Flair. Rose attacks her and now the others join in now. Flair, Natalya and Snuka re-group at ringside as Ripley, Rose and Brooke recover together in the middle of the ring. The two teams re-group as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and here we go. Rose and Ripley go at it. Brooke and Natalya end up going at it now. Brooke unloads on Natalya in the corner, dropping her with a clothesline for 2. Natalya with a right hand and an elbow to the face. Tamina tags in but Dana stops her from entering. Flair, Snuka and Natalya end up double teaming Brooke at ringside. Flair brings it back in for a 2 count.
Flair works on Dana, then swings at Ripley but she jumps off the apron to avoid it. Ripley seethes but the referee stops her from charging Flair. Tamina and Natalya take turns on Brooke. Natalya with a snap suplex for 2. More quick tags and offense on Brooke. Flair tags in and chops away on Brooke now. Brooke blocks the knee attack from the corner but Flair comes right back with a knee to the ribs. Brooke rolls Flair up for 2 from behind.
Ripley tags in and goes to work on Flair with signature offense. Ripley with a clothesline and offense. Flair blocks a suplex and in comes Natalya. Ripley goes for Flair but Natalya rolls her from behind for 2. Ripley with a big kick to Natalya. Natalya is double teamed by Rose and Brooke now. Tamina breaks the pin up. Ripley runs in and takes out Tamina. Flair runs in and chops Ripley’s knee out.
Dana with a neckbreaker on Flair. Natalya with the discus clothesline to Dana. Rose and Natalya tangle now. Natalya grabs her for the Sharpshooter but Rose kicks her away. Rose levels Natalya with a big knee but she didn’t see Flair, who runs over Rose with a big boot for the pin to win.
Winners: Charlotte Flair, Natalya and Tamina Snuka
After the match, Flair stands tall but Ripley runs in and chop blocks her knee out. Flair goes for Ripley but she rushes right back out of the ring and taunts her.