Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up live on the USA Network, from the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Samantha Irvin introduces The Judgment Day and they are already in the ring – Finn Balor, Damian Priest, WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley. Priest calls on everyone to rise for The Judgment Day. Ripley goes on about how they run the main shows but they also run WWE NXT now. Balor hypes up each member and shows us a video on the man of the hour. We see how Dominik Mysterio won the NXT North American Title from Wes Lee last Tuesday.
We come back from the video and fans are already booing. Ripley says it is her honor to introduce the hottest man she knows. The music hits and out comes Dominik to loud heat. Kevin Patrick welcomes us to RAW and he’s joined at ringside by Corey Graves. The boos get louder as Dominik raises the title and declares himself to be the new NXT North American Champion. To celebrate his win, he shows us a brief video hyping himself up. Fans chant “you suck!” now. Dominik says he is your new NXT North American Champion but the music interrupts and out come the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions – Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens.
Fans pop big for Owens and Zayn as they speak from the stage. Owens says it feels like we did this last week. The Judgment Day came to the ring and tried to talk tough, no one believed the one with the mullet. Owens hates when no one learns a lesson, and The Judgment Day didn’t learn last week. Owens rips into Dominik about how no one will ever care what he says and if he wants to help the business, just shut up. Fans pop. Dominik says he’s a champion now and will not be disrespected. Sami goes on and proposes a match with Dominik tonight. Dominik tells him to come get some. Sami brings up how The Judgment Day got them to defend their titles last week, so Dominik should do the same tonight with his title. Ripley accepts the challenge for Dominik as The Judgment Day’s music starts back up to end the segment.
NXT North American Title Match: Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion Sami Zayn vs. Dominik Mysterio (c)
We go back to the ring and out come the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions – Sami Zayn with Kevin Owens. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes The Judgment Day – NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio with Damian Priest and WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley. The bell rings and Zayn attacks as they briefly go back & forth.
Sami unloads and takes control. Sami clotheslines Dominik over the top rope to the floor, then nails a big running dive to keep Dominik down at ringside as Ripley and Priest look on. Fans pop for Sami as Ripley tells them to shut up. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Sami unloads in the corner, then mounts Dominik with punches as fans count along. We see how Ripley nailed Sami with a cheap shot during the break.AD
Sami keeps control but the feed briefly skips as it looks like Priest nails a cheap shot from the apron while Ripley has the referee distracted. Owens then lands a shot of his own it looks like, knocking Priest to the floor. The referee only sees Owens, then ejects him to the back as fans boo. Ripley and Priest laugh but the referee then ejects them to the back.
After the confusion, Sami follows right up with a Michinoku Driver but Dominik kicks out at 2. Dominik avoids a Helluva Kick and dropkicks Sami into the corner. Dominik charges but Sami turns him inside out with a lariat for 2. Sami goes up top but Dominik cuts him off, then climbs up. They fight but Sami headbutts Dominik to the mat.
Sami flies but Dominik dropkicks him in mid-air for a close 2 count. Dominik pounds on Sami now and talks some trash to boos. Dominik launches himself in from the apron with the senton, then hits another dropkick. They tangle and Dominik avoids a Blue Thunderbomb. Sami dodges 619, then nails the Blue Thunderbomb for a close 2 count.
Sami can’t believe it. Dominik comes back and stomps away. Dominik dropkicks Sami into the ropes again, and this time nails 619. Sami kicks out at 2 and Dominik is shocked. Fans rally for Sami as Dominik unloads with punches and taunts him. Sami fights back but Dominik kicks him and hits the Three Amigos to boos. Dominik goes up top for the Frogsplash but Sami gets his knees up.
Sami catches Dominik with the Exploder suplex into the corner. Sami is preparing for the Helluva Kick but he’s distracted by Priest and Ripley coming out with Owens, and dumping him on the stage. Dominik takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Sami up for the pin to win and retain.AD
Winner: Dominik Mysterio
After the bell, Priest and Ripley go right back to the back as Sami, Adam Pearce and a medic tend to Owens on the stage. Dominik takes his title and quickly retreats through the crowd to boos as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and The Judgment Day is walking backstage with Dominik Mysterio bragging about his win. Apollo Crews is talking to Akira Tozawa when The Judgment Day bumps into them and accuses them of disrespect. They intimidate Tozawa into running away. Crews and Priest have words and a match is made for later. The Judgment Day walks off and Tozawa comes back to tell Crews he’s got this. We go back to the ring and out comes Tommaso Ciampa. We see recent events that led to this match.
We see how Sonya Deville and Chelsea Green won the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles last week. Liv Morgan is backstage with Byron Saxton now. She confirms Raquel Rodriguez suffered a serious knee injury in the attack by Rhea Ripley last week, but says Raquel is a big girl and will be back soon to take out Ripley. Liv then has words for Ripley ahead of their match tonight, saying she will not back down. Liv heads out. Green and Deville show up now, knocking Saxton for interviewing Morgan instead of them. Ripley shows up and they hurry off. Ripley says she warned Morgan and Rodriguez to stay out of her business, but they didn’t listen, so she took Raquel out, and Liv is next. Ripley asks Saxton if he sees a pattern forming. Ripley walks off as we go back to commercial.
WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley vs. Liv Morgan
We go back to the ring and out comes Liv Morgan for this non-title match. Liv is suddenly blindsided at ringside by WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley.
Ripley launches Morgan into the barriers and continues to destroy her at ringside. Ripley rolls Liv in and follows with a steel chair, then decks her. Ripley holds Liv’s arm down, making her scream out. Ripley talks trash and smashes the arm with a chair. Liv cries out.
Ripley tells Liv to get out of her business, she warned her. Liv is crying as officials tend to her. Ripley attacks again, wraps the chair around the arm and then stomps it. Ripley yells about how this is her division as the boos continue. Ripley makes her exit with the title in the air, still talking trash while Liv is being tended to. We go back to commercial.
We go back to the ring and out comes Finn Balor for the SummerSlam contract signing to make the WWE World Heavyweight Title match official. Balor slowly marches to the ring as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Balor is at the table for a contract signing. He says Adam Pearce was supposed to oversee this signing, but he has his hands full with all the chaos tonight. Fans start singing already. Balor says he and his opponent are both professionals, and they both want this match, so he thinks they can handle this like gentlemen. Balor calls Seth Rollins out so they can sign this contract and make the SummerSlam match official.
The music hits and out comes the WWE World Heavyweight Champion to a big pop. Fans are singing his song. Rollins enters the ring, signs the contract and pushes it to Balor. Rollins sits back and puts his feet up on the table. Rollins goes on about how Balor has no chance at beating him for the title. Rollins says if somehow Balor pulls it off, then his title reign will be even shorter than his Universal Title reign because his boy Damian Priest will cash in on him. Rollins says Balor knows this is true because he’d do the same to Priest.
Rollins says SummerSlam will not be a coronation of The Judgment Day, it will be the end of The Judgment Day. Balor signs the contract. Balor goes on about how Rollins thinks he’s so smart with everything figured out… Rollins thinks he runs the place but he doesn’t, The Judgment Day does. Damian Priest is seen coming through the crowd, while NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio comes through another part of the crowd. WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley comes walking down the ramp as fans boo.AD
Balor says he’s been losing for 7 years and it’s driving him slowly insane, and this is all because of you, Seth. Balor asks Rollins if he knows what insanity feels like. The other members of The Judgment Day hit the apron now. Fans begin singing for Rollins. Balor says this insanity is like a 7 year itch, so he’s going to make Rollins his 7 year bitch. Rollins suddenly tosses the title at Balor, then tips over the table to knock Priest off the apron. Rollins fights off Balor and Dominik, but turns around to a Money In the Bank briefcase shot from Priest. Fans boo.
The music hits and out comes Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion Sami Zayn with a steel chair. Sami hits the ring and ducks a briefcase shot from Priest, then unloads on Dominik and Priest. Ripley grabs the chair from Sami as he goes to swing it, allowing Balor to tackle Sami from behind. Balor works Sami over now to boos. Officials rush down to try and restore order but Ripley and Dominik start tossing furniture out at them. Priest with a South of Heaven chokeslam to Sami. They toss Sami to the floor, then bury him under furniture at ringside.
Balor stalks Rollins in the ring now. Rollins is on his knees as The Judgment Day corners him. Rollins attacks first but they beat him down. Priest with a big Razor’s Edge to Rollins in the middle of the ring. Dominik goes up top and nails a Frogsplash on Rollins. Balor then goes up top and hits a Coup de Grace on Rollins as the boos get louder. Balor raises the title over Rollins, then drops it onto him while talking trash. The Judgment Day stands tall in the middle of the ring while Rollins is laid out. RAW goes off the air.