We go right to the ring and out comes The Bloodline – Solo Sikoa, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, and Paul Heyman. Mike Rome does the introductions.
The Usos take the mic and announce that they are in your town. They receive some boos. Heyman takes the mic and does his usual, mentioning how he’s the special counsel to Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, and the lifelong Wise Man to The Bloodline. Heyman has big news on history changing but before he can continue, the music interrupts and out comes The Judgment Day – Finn Balor, Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio and SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley.
The Judgment Day hits the ring and the two sides face off. Priest steps to Solo as a “you suck!” chant breaks out. Heyman shakes hands with Priest and says it’s a very good day to be a very bad guy. Heyman says if there’s a heaven, none of us are making it in. This is a short-term deal conceived by Reigns. Fans boo. Jey says they knew nothing about this. Heyman says Reigns didn’t want anyone on their side knowing, well except Solo, because he wanted his Usos being caught off-guard by the enormity of this. Heyman says even Balor isn’t happy with this because of his feelings against The Bloodline, but he’s willing to put those feelings aside in the name of villainy.
Heyman brings up The Judgment Day’s issues with Bad Bunny. Solo continues staring Ripley down, so Heyman has Jey switch places with Solo. Rhea then moves over so she can keep staring Solo down, and he does the same. Heyman asks if everything is OK and she says for now. Heyman says The Judgment Day needs Bunny taken care of, and Solo will do that, while The Bloodline has problems with Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, and Matt Riddle. Heyman says these three will face The Bloodline at WWE Backlash, if they make it there because first they must face The Judgment Day tonight. Heyman rips the locals and says Solo will first smash 2023 WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio. Fans pop for Rey’s name as his music starts up and here he comes.
The Judgment Day is backstage talking. Damian Priest mentions Bad Bunny appearing next week, while Dominik Mysterio says it was satisfying to see Solo Sikoa hurt his dad tonight. Paul Heyman walks by and asks if they are satisfied with the opener. Finn Balor makes an “eh” sound. Heyman tells them to make sure they get the job done tonight against Matt Riddle, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens tonight so they don’t fall into debt with The Tribal Chief. Priest says no, that sounds like an issue between Roman Reigns and The Usos because The Judgment Day handles their business. Ripley says goodbye to Heyman, who tells them to call Reigns.
The Judgment Day vs. Matt Riddle and Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first comes The Judgment Day – Finn Balor, Damian Priest and Dominik Mysterio with SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Matt Riddle and Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens as The Judgment Day looks on. Balor starts off with Zayn and they go at it. Zayn gets the upperhand early on, forcing Mysterio to tag in.
Dominik poses and flexes to boos. Priest tags in and stares Zayn down instead. Owens wants to come in, and Zayn gives him the tag. Owens and Priest go at it, colliding with shoulders a few times. Owens drops Priest and hits a senton for a pop. Priest with a stiff right hand. Balor tags in but Owens catches him in mid-air for a big slam. Balor kicks out at 2. They go on and Balor takes out the knee.
Balor sends Owens to the floor, then has words with the referee. This allows Ripley to level Owens with a big clothesline at ringside. Balor brings it back in and works Owens over while Ripley brags to the crowd to boos. Balor knocks Zayn off the apron but turns back around to a superkick from Owens.
Riddle tags in an levels Balor with kicks. Dominik runs in but Riddle kicks him. Riddle with a big elbow to Balor, then one to knock Priest off the apron, then one more running elbow to Balor in the corner. Riddle with an Exploder and a Broton to Balor, then the Fisherman’s suplex for a 2 count. Balor goes for Riddle’s eyes but he still manages to kick Priest off the apron. Riddle also sends Balor out, then Dominik right next to him. Riddle goes to springboard out on top of Balor and Dominik, but Priest grabs him and chokeslams him to the floor. Ripley laughs at Riddle as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and The Judgment Day is taking turns on Riddle with quick tags and pin attempts. Dominik tries his hand now but Riddle catches him with a big German suplex. Fans rally for Riddle now and in comes Zayn to a big pop. Zayn unloads on Dominik and back-drops him across the ring. Balor runs in but Zayn tosses him to the floor, and does the same to Priest.
Zayn goes to the top but Dominik cuts him off to boos. Zayn with a big Sunset Bomb to Dominik but he kicks out at 2. Zayn drags Dominik over and goes to the top but Ripley shoves him off while the referee is distracted. Owens comes over and throws what looks like a title belt at Ripley. Dominik hits a big Frogsplash on Zayn for a close 2 count as Owens also runs in. Riddle rushes in but Priest nails an elevated Flatliner. Zayn sends Priest and Balor to the floor and goes to fly out but Ripley grabs his foot.
The referee ejects Ripley to a big pop and she throws a fit at ringside. Dominik takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Zayn up for 2. Zayn with a Blue Thunderbomb for 2. Owens is back on the apron now. Zayn tags him in. Owens goes to the top for the Swanton Bomb but Dominik gets his knees up.
Balor tags in and hits the shotgun dropkick into the corner. Balor goes to the top but Owens dodges Coup de Grace. Zayn tags in as Owens hits a Stunner on Balor. Zayn waits for a Helluva Kick but Priest runs in. Owens with a Stunner to Priest to send him out. Zayn with the Helluva Kick to Balor. Riddle tags in and goes to the top to hit the Floating Bro on Balor for the pin to win.
Winners: Matt Riddle, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens
After the match, Riddle, Zayn and Owens stand tall to celebrate as the music hits. The Usos and The Bloodline rush down and a big brawl breaks out. The LWO and Rey Mysterio are out next to join the fight around the ring and ringside area. Rey ends up hitting 619 on his son to a big pop. Fans chant for tables now. Owens slams Priest on top of the announce table with Sami as the brawl continue. RAW goes off the air with Rey standing on the ropes with the rest of The LWO.
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We go back to the ring and out comes RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair.
Belair raises the title to a pop and says she cannot be The EST without getting in the ring with the best. She praises Asuka as one of the best she’s wrestled, and thanks Asuka for pushing her. Belair says she can honestly say we did it, we did the 3-peat at WrestleMania. The music interrupts and out comes new SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley.
Ripley taunts Belair and points to how she decided to challenge Charlotte Flair instead of Belair, but she promises Belair they will get back to this and she will beat Belair just like she beat Flair this weekend. Fans pop as they face off. Belair says Ripley made her decision for a reason, and she’s SmackDown champion so stand on that alone, and she’s open to getting back in the ring with Ripley. Belair says one day when Ripley is ready, they will see who the best of the best is. Ripley drops the mic and exits the ring but the music interrupts and out comes Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez. Liv heads to the ring while Raquel stops for a quick face-off with Ripley at the bottom of the ramp.
We get a video package on Rhea Ripley vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania now. Byron Saxton is backstage with Ripley, asking for her response to Flair saying she will continue her storied legacy by beating Ripley. Ripley says there’s no denying how great Flair’s legacy is, it’s un-matched, but we don’t need to be reminded every week. She says Flair’s legacy will not define her destiny, and she must beat Flair, must prove she is the best, must become the biggest in the industry, and she needs Flair’s title to do so. She says it comes down to her destiny vs. Flair’s legacy. Flair cannot stop her from becoming the new champion at WrestleMania.
We go back to the ring and out comes Rhea Ripley. We see how she and SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair brawled on SmackDown last Friday. The announcers hype Ripley vs. Flair at WrestleMania 39.
Ripley says to cut the music, it’s been going on for too long. Ripley agrees with some of what Flair said last week, but she does not agree with living in the past. She goes on and says Flair can’t accept her future which is why she keeps talking about what happened three years ago, at Ripley’s first WrestleMania when she was trying to make a name for herself and earn respect. Flair thinks she’s the leader of the women’s division but leaders actually respect others and Ripley knew after that match that Flair didn’t respect her, doesn’t now, and probably never will because Ripley makes Flair question the respect she has for herself, and question everything else when Flair hears the Ripley name. Fans start with the “What?!” treatment and Ripley calls theme pathetic.AD
Ripley says she brings out all Flair’s insecurities she tries to mask as confidence. Ripley says Flair knows she always gets up and keeps going when they go to war, when Flair just likes to keep people down. She says Flair has to admit it – Flair is done, she’s washed, it’s over and Flair has to go home where she means nothing, because without WWE, she is nothing. Ripley doesn’t care about Flair’s insecurities or if she respects Ripley, because she will become champion and the biggest star in WWE at WrestleMania. She says Flair will feel all her insecurities when she sees Ripley holding the title. She doesn’t need Flair to respect her, but she will fear her.
The music interrupts and out comes Damage CTRL – Bayley, Dakota Kai and IYO SKY. Bayley thought Ripley would name her when discussing leaders. Bayley laughs when mentioning how she pinned Flair in her first WrestleMania. Bayley goes on but Ripley interrupts and says she needs no help from them. Bayley says RAW belongs to Damage CTRL so it’s time to show Ripley. They have more words and Ripley issues a challenge, which is accepted. We cut to Adam Pearce in the back, who sends a referee to the ring. We go to commercial.
Bayley vs. Rhea Ripley
Back from the break and Bayley locks up with Rhea Ripley to start. They tangle some, then Bayley smacks Ripley around but she gets hit back. Bayley gets the upperhand.
Bayley knocks Ripley to the floor early on, then works her over. Ripley blocks a dropkick but Bayley yanks her into the ring post face-first. Ripley fights back and sends Bayley into the barrier as Dakota Kai and IYO SKY look on.AD
Ripley nails a big takedown and then taunts SKY and Kai. Ripley brings it back in for a 2 count. Ripley works Bayley in the corner now, then nails a big knee strike to the face. Bayley kicks out at 2. More back and forth now. Bayley mounts offense but Ripley levels her with power, then stomps away. Ripley goes for Riptide but SKY distracts the referee from the apron, while Kai hits the apron and rakes Ripley’s eyes from behind.
Bayley drops Ripley for a 2 count as Ripley yells out about her eyes. Bayley keeps control and drops Ripley for another 2 count. The music interrupts and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus with the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions – Becky Lynch and WWE Hall of Famer Lita. Becky is carrying a large bag of popcorn. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Bayley hits a Bayley-to-Belly suplex but Ripley kicks out at 1 and no one can believe it. Bayley hits the move again. Ripley blocks the next move and slams Bayley face-first into the mat. Bayley with a running knee to the jaw. Some fans chant for Becky.
More back and forth in the ring now while Becky taunts Bayley. Ripley blocks a sunset flip roll-up, then levels her with double boots from the corner. Ripley with the Prism Lock submission now until Bayley gets the bottom rope to break it. SKY and Kai pull Bayley to the floor to regroup. Ripley ends up on the outside. Bayley attacks and sends Ripley head-first into the ring post.
Lita, Trish and Becky come over to take out Damage CTRL. Becky chases Bayley back in, then she turns around to a stiff shot from Ripley, then a headbutt. Ripley with a Riptide for the pin to win.AD
Winner: Rhea Ripley
After the match, Ripley stands tall as the music hits.
Raw Talk Recap
To the video as Rhea Ripley faced off against Bayley. The match is interrupted by Trish, Lita, and Becky. Everyone brawls with everyone else which leads to Rhea hitting Rip Tide for the pin.
Judgment Day (minus Finn) is backstage and Priest says Balor is getting ready for Hell in a Cell. Dom promises to beat an answer out of his dad in front of The Mysterio Family. Rhea puts over beating one of the 4 Horsewomen tonight and at WrestleMania she is walking out with Charlotte’s crown. They leave and Priest takes Byron’s microphone.
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We go right to the ring and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Edge to a big pop and pyro as the announcers hype the show.
Edge thanks Providence and says that feels good, this is why he does this. He says everyone knows why he’s here… he calls Finn Balor out. The music hits and out comes The Judgment Day to the stage – Balor, Rhea Ripley, Damian Priest, and Dominik Mysterio. Balor says for once he agrees with the fans and wants to hear what Edge has to say, so spit it out.
Edge says he didn’t come to talk, he came to end this. He goes on and insults Balor’s stablemates, and then accepts the WrestleMania 39 challenge Balor issued a few weeks back. Balor says this beating will be nothing compared to Extreme Rules. Edge tells him to shut his mouth. He goes on about wasting the past year of his comeback on The Judgement Day, the year before he wrestled in front of a bunch of screens, and time is running out before he can accomplish what he needs to. Edge says Balor did make The Judgment Day better but only because he leaned into them being bitter, immature malcontents, but it’s worked as they keep leaving Edge lay, and made him quit a match.
Edge says Balor has tried to make his life hell for the past year, and some time he has succeeded, so Edge only sees one way this can end – at WrestleMania, inside Hell In a Cell. Balor looks on from the stage as fans pop. Balor says he went to hell and it spit him out because hell can’t handle his demons. Balor says he will see Edge at WrestleMania but until then… The Judgment Day marches to the ring. Edge fights but they beat him down to boos. Johnny Gargano, Candice LeRae and Dexter Lumis make the save as we go to commercial.
Damian Priest and Dominik Mysterio vs. Johnny Gargano and Dexter Lumis
Back from the break and Johnny Gargano is working on Dexter Lumis while Candice LeRae and Rhea Ripley look on from ringside. Dominik tangles with Gargano but gets kicked in the head.
Dominik ends up tagging in Damian Priest, who wants Dexter Lumis to come in. Fans pop as Lumis comes in. They trade arm holds now. Priest drops Lumis with a big shoulder, then poses to boos. Priest charges but Lumis stops him in his tracks. Priest unloads into the corner with strikes as the referee warns him.
Lumis gets whipped hard into the turnbuckles as fans chant “you suck!” at Priest. Lumis nails a kick and fights back, dropkicking Priest to the floor. Priest rushes back in but Lumis hits a drop toe hold to turn it round. Gargano takes over but Priest levels him with a big right, then launches him into the corner with Snake Eyes. Dominik tags back in and mounts Gargano with punches as fans boo.
Dominik runs into double knees in the corner. They tangle at the floor and the apron now. Gargano superkicks Dominik from the apron. Lumis uppercuts Priest as he comes over. Gargano nails a cannonball from the apron to Priest and Mysterio as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Priest dominates Gargano to turn it around in the corner. Dominik tags in and stomps away. Priest comes back in and drops Lumis on the apron, then hits a Broken Arrow to Gargano for a close 2 count. Dominik tags in and grounds Gargano as fans rally. Dominik with the Three Amigos suplexes as boos get louder now. Gargano kicks out at 2.
Dominik smacks Gargano around now. Dominik with a dropkick to the back to set Gargano up for 619, but Gargano blocks it and hits a Spear from the apron. LeRae and Ripley scream for the hot tags. Lumis and Priest tag in and unload with big strikes. Lumis with a Spinebuster, then one for Dominik as he runs in. Lumis with corner clotheslines for both opponents, then a Bulldog to Dominik, then a belly-to-back suplex to Priest, and a kip-up for 2.
Lumis sends Priest to the floor but Dominik rolls Lumis up for 2 with his feet on the ropes, but LeRae moves his legs off the ropes. Ripley chases LeRae but LeRae side-steps and sends her into the steel ring steps. Ripley lifts LeRae and slams her face-first into the top of the barrier. Lumis is behind Ripley now. She stares him down.
Priest charges and clotheslines Lumis as he turns around. Priest rolls Luis back in and drops him face-first into the mat. Dominik tags in and hits the Frogsplash from the top for 2 as Gargano breaks it up just in time. Gargano superkicks Priest to the floor, then nails a big suicide dive to send Priest into the announce table.
Dominik flies out and drops Gargano from behind. Dominik and Lumis tangle now but Lumis locks in The Silence. Priest tags in but Lumis doesn’t see it. Priest nails a roundhouse kick and South of Heaven to Lumis for the pin to win.
Winners: The Judgment Day
After the match, The Judgment Day stands tall as we go to replays.
Finn Balor vs. Johnny Gargano
We go back to the ring and out comes The Judgment Day – Finn Balor with Damian Priest, Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Paul Heyman is backstage hyping up Jimmy Uso so that he can end the Sami Zayn problem. Heyman goes on and says if Jey Uso doesn’t come back to The Bloodline this week, Roman Reigns will blame Jimmy, no one else. Heyman walks off. We go back to the ring and out comes Johnny Gargano with Dexter Lumis as The Judgment Day looks on.
The bell rings and they go at it. Balor levels Gargano with a big shoulder, then he taunts him. Balor drops Gargano and goes for a headlock but Gargano counters. Balor gets to the ropes to break the hold as Balor’s stablemates taunt Gargano.
Balor with a headlock to Gargano now. Gargano comes back with arm drags, then he grounds Balor. More back and forth now. Balor runs into a big boot. Gargano mounts offense and dropkicks Balor to the floor, then nails a suicide dive right in front of Lumis, who provided the distraction. We go back to a picture-in-picture commercial.
Back from the break and Balor is stomping away on Gargano. Gargano sends his boots to Balor’s chin for a stiff shot. Gargano mounts offense now. Balor chops him but Gargano nails a clothesline. Gargano with an enziguri to send Balor to the floor. Balor rushes back in to avoid an attack from the ring. Gargano nails the Spear from the apron for 2. Gargano with running double knees in the corner. Gargano goes for a superkick but Balor blocks it with a Slingblade.
Balor superkicks Balor while on his knees. Gargano with another superkick for a 2 count. Balor comes back and drops Gargano for another close 2 count. Balor mounts Gargano with right hands while talking trash. Gargano kicks him and rolls him back for 2. Priest hits the apron to distract the referee, but this allows Gargano to leap off the apron with a cannonball to Dominik on the floor, taking him out. Balor turns it back around on Gargano and hits the corner dropkick.
Balor goes to the top for the Coup de Grace but the music of WWE Hall of Famer Edge hits to a big pop. Dominik is still down at ringside as Ripley and Priest go to the stage to wait for Edge. Edge comes from the crowd instead, shoving Balor off the top turnbuckles to the mat. Balor stumbles to his feet but Gargano nails One Final Beat for the pin to win while Priest and Ripley are still waiting on the apron.
Winner: Johnny Gargano
After the match, Gargano stands tall as the music hits. Priest gets dropped by Lumis at ringside. Edge enters the ring and drops Balor with a Spear. Edge mounts Balor and yells at him about how this is not over. Edge heads to the crowd and stops to look back at Balor while his music plays.
Still to come, a look at Rhea Ripley vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair and Dominik Mysterio vs. Rey Mysterio.
Back from the break and The Judgment Day is backstage – Dominik Mysterio, Rhea Ripley, Damian Priest and Finn Balor. We see highlights from Dominik’s appearance on SmackDown with his dad Rey Mysterio. Dominik insults his father and says he showed the world what a loser his father is in the ring, and at being a father. Dominik says he will be with Rhea on SmackDown this week when she faces Liv Morgan, so maybe he and his father can have a talk then. Dominik says Rey won’t do anything about it because he’s in Ex-Con Dom’s world now. Rhea says she didn’t have to say a word to SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair on Friday. We see footage from their segment. Rhea says just being in the same building had Flair shook. Ripley looked Flair in the eyes and saw something worse than fear, it was acceptance because no amount of coincidence or nauseating words she had to say on Friday can change the fact Flair can’t escape fate, and that’s Ripley winning the title at WrestleMania 39. Finn says WWE Hall of Famer Edge thought their war was over at Elimination Chamber. We see what happened last week. Balor says Edge doesn’t get when to decide when this is over, it’s over when Finn says it is. Balor says Edge is playing checkers while The Prince is playing chess, and he still has one more move to make. Balor issues a challenge to end this at WrestleMania.
Byron is backstage with Johnny Gargano now. He recalls Otis coming up to him and saying he needs some hot action, so they have a match now. The Judgment Day interrupts and Damian Priest talks down to Gargano. They have words. Gargano almost steps to Priest but Finn Balor steps to Gargano. Balor says Otis is going to flatten Gargano like a pancake tonight but if he doesn’t cover Gargano in maple syrup and gobble him up, then Balor will finish the job next week. Gargano says he will see Balor next week as The Judgment Day walks off.
Tonight’s Progressive Match Flo replay looks at how WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Beth Phoenix defeated Finn Balor and Rhea Ripley. Edge will challenge WWE United States Champion Austin Theory later on. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and we go to Byron Saxton’s previously-recorded sitdown interview with Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio. He asks about what happened at WWE Elimination Chamber. Ripley says what about it. Saxton says she and Finn Balor came up short against WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Beth Phoenix. Ripley says the last thing she will say about Beth is after they went toe-to-toe, Beth said she was the real deal. They have un-finished business but Ripley isn’t focused on the past, she’s focused on WrestleMania 39. Saxton presses but Dominik says Ripley is done talking about them, who are has-beens like his father. Dominik threatens to show Saxton what he learned in prison. Saxton asks about facing SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania, and how she’s talked about putting Ripley in her place a few years back at WrestleMania. Ripley says Flair is only bringing up what happened a few years ago because she refuses to see what everyone else sees – that Ripley is the best woman in WWE. She says the only lesson here is this – she doesn’t make the same mistake twice. Ripley says if Flair puts her in her place at WrestleMania then that will be good because her place is standing over Flair as the new champion. Saxton asks what to expect in Friday’s face-off on SmackDown. Ripley says watch to find out. Dominik brings up his dad’s match with Karrion Kross and says he might just tag along to SmackDown with Ripley. Ripley tells Saxton the interview is done. She and Mysterio walk out together.
The Street Profits vs. The Judgment Day
We go back to the ring and out comes The Street Profits – Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins. They hit the ring and pose as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and The Profits wait in the ring as The Judgment Day comes out next – Finn Balor and Damian Priest with Dominik Mysterio. Graves hypes Balor and Rhea Ripley vs. WWE Hall of Famers Edge and Beth Phoenix at Elimination Chamber. The bell rings and Ford starts off with Priest now.
Priest takes control int he corner with big strikes, then Edge drops Ford as he charges in. Balor tags in with a big stomp for 2. Balor and Ford tangle until Ford nails a big jumping kick. Dawkins tags in and they take out Balor to send him to the floor. Priest charges in and they double team him face-first into the mat, then send him to the floor. The Profits fly to take Priest back down as we go to a picture-in-picture commercial.
Back from the break and Priest has Ford up top for a big back superplex but Ford counters in mid-air and they both land hard. Dawkins and Balor tag in, trading offense now. Dawkins runs the ropes, then knocks Priest off the apron into the announce table, then hits the flying back elbow to Balor.
Dawkins goes on and hits The Silencer. Dawkins mises the corner splash as Balor moves but Ford tags in for the double team. Ford covers for 2 but Priest makes the save just in time as a worried Dominik looks on. The Profits hit the huge super Blockbuster from the corner and Dawkins covers for 2 but Balor kicks out just in time. Dawkins sends Priest to the floor, then Ford runs the ropes for a big dive to take him down at ringside.
Dominik interferes but Dawkins takes him out. Balor takes advantage with a Slingblade to Dawkins, then the corner dropkick. Balor goes to the top and hits Coup de Grace on Dawkins for the pin to win.
Winners: The Judgment Day
After the match, the music hits as The Judgment Day stands tall. Ford checks on Dawkins but Priest runs over and knocks Ford out. The music hits and out comes Edge and Beth Phoenix to a big pop. Edge fights off Balor and Priest, then sends them retreating while Phoenix man-handles Dominik in the ring. She goes for the Glam-Slam but Rhea Ripley surprises everyone and makes her presence known, decking Phoenix and saving Dominik. Ripley with a Riptide to Phoenix as fans boo and Dominik cheers her on. Edge rushes in to check on his wife as Mysterio and Ripley regroup at ringside, laughing at The Grit Couple. The Judgment Day stands together on the entrance-way, taunting Edge and Beth.
Byron Saxton is with THE Judgment Day. Byron asks if they have the upper hand after the attack on Beth and Edge. Finn says they always havve the upper hand. He says he thinks they like getting beaten up but it will happen again and again. Dom says Edge, Beth, and his pathetic dad were good but the game passed them by. Priest says he will walk out of the Elimination Chamber as US Champion and Rhea will walk out of Wrestlemania as champion. Rhea says Charlotte says she is on a different level but Charlotte is on the level below her. Rhea says her rise begins on Saturday when they beat the crap out of the Grit Couple.
Kevin and Corey talk about Rhea Ripley’s performance at the Royal Rumble. Rhea walks in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back with highlight from the Women’s Royal Rumble.
In the Arena:
Rhea Ripley, makes her way to the ring.
Rhea says it has been a while that she has been out here without her Latino Heat or her THE Judgment Day crew, but she wanted all of the attention on her. Two nights ago, I disrupted the status quo. I did the unthinkable, I went the distance and outlasted 29 other women to win the Royal Rumble. Now, I get to choose whichever champion I want to face at Wrestlemania. Rhea says three years ago, she just turned 24 and her career was just getting started and I was the NXT Women’s Champion. I came to Raw and challenged the winner of the Royal Rumble, Charlotte Flair to a match at Wrestlemania. She put her in her place. Rhea looks at the Wrestlemania sign.
The funny thing about Charlotte is that she is always in the title picture. She is at the top of her game and Rhea says she hates to give Charlotte credit but she gets better every year. The normal flow is that Charlotte is at the top. She says she is the disruptor. She does not like the normal flow and she does not like things being overplayed. So, Charlotte, I advise you to enjoy everyone bowing down to the Queen because they are about to rise to Rhea Ripley.
At Wrestlemania, I put you in your place. Charlotte Flair, I choose you.
Byron Saxton waits to talk to The Judgment Day. Byron asks Finn about the latest altercation with Edge. Finn says he thought Edge would have enough by now. Finn tells Edge that he works Mondays. He says that everything Cody has done was his. Cody has been stealing from him for years. Finn is coming to collect.
Finn Balor vs. Cody Rhodes
They lock up and Cody backs Finn into the corner and they go around the ring to a stalemate. Finn taps Cody on the chest and Cody with a drop down uppercut. Cody with a delayed gourdbuster and Finn rolls to the floor. Finn gets back in the ring and they lock up. Balor with a side head lock and he holds on when Cody tries to send him off the ropes. Finn with a side head lock take down. Finn with a kick to the chest.
They lock up and Finn with a waist lock take down into an arm bar and back to a front face lock. Cody with a hammer lock. Finn gets to the ropes to force a break. Cody with chops to Balor. Cody with a forearm to the head and Cody with a sunset flip but you don’t sunset flip Balor. Balor rolls through and Cody blocks a kick. Cody punches Balor on the apron. Cody with an Irish whip and Finn tries to float over but Cody catches Finn. Finn avoids an Alabama Slam.
Finn with kicks to the chest. Finn with chops in the corner and he wraps the arm in the ropes and tries to aggravate the surgically repaired pectoral. Finn with a snap mare and kick to the chest for a near fall. Finn with springboard boots to the chest. Balor hangs Cody over the middle rope and kicks him from the apron. Cody blocks a kick and connects with a dragon screw in the ropes. Cody with Beautiful Disaster to send Finn to the floor. Cody with a suicide dive and they return to the ring. Cody stops Priest and Dom from interfering. Cody floats over Finn and hits a power slam for a near fall. Cody with a forearm to teh back of the head and Finn stops a Cody Cutter. Finn with an elevated elbow drop for a near fall. Finn with elbows to the clavicle.
Finn with an arm bar. Finn with an abdominal stretch. Finn with punches to the ribs and he holds on to an abdominal stretch. Cody with a hip toss to escape. Cody with an elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Cody with an Irish whip and he misses a splash in the corner. Balor with boots to the shoulder. Balor goes up top and Cody stops him. Cody with forearms and Finn fires back. Cody with a chop to the back and he sets for the superplex and hits it. Cody and Finn exchange punches and forearms. Finn with a kick and Cody with a Cody Cutter for a near fall. Cody sets for CrossRhodes but Balor counters. Cody with a kick and Balor with sling blade. Balor sets for the running drop kick but Cody with a super kick for a near fall.
Cody sets for a figure four leg lock but Balor with an inside cradle for a near fall. Cody is kicked through the ropes to the floor in front of THE Judgment Day. Priest, Dom, and Rhea surround Cody but Edge comes through the crowd and Priest goes after Edge. Edge sends Priest into the barrier. Edge punches Dominik. Edge spears Dom on the floor. Rhea attacks Edge with forearms. Beth Phoenix comes out and spears Rhea.
Meanwhile, back in the ring, Cody gets back into the ring. Balor with a double leg take down and double stomp. Balor with a drop kick to send Cody into the turnbuckles. Balor goes up top and Edge gets on the apron. The referee tells Edge to get down but that allows Cody to get out of the way of Coup de Grace. Cody with not one, not two, but three CrossRhodes for the three count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
We go to credits after various replays of the match.