Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up on the USA Network, live from the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The music hits and out comes SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley to a pop. Kevin Patrick welcomes us to RAW, and he’s joined at ringside by Corey Graves.
Adam Pearce is in the ring with something to reveal. Ripley hits the ring and Pearce presents her with the new WWE Women’s World Title. A “Mami!” chant breaks out. Ripley raises the title up to a pop. Dominik Mysterio runs down to celebrate with Ripley and the cheers turn to boos.
Ripley calls on Dominik to tell everyone how amazing she is but he’s drowned with boos. Dominik says this is disrespectful. The music interrupts and out comes Cody Rhodes to a big pop. Cody praises Ripley and says he has all the respect in the world for her. Cody shows us how Dominik slapped him last week.
Cody brings up Brock Lesnar and says he doesn’t have the balls to face him, but what about Dominik… at Money In the Bank? Dominik says he’s not afraid of anyone in the world and he embarrassed Cody in this ring just like he would anyone else. Fans boo and chant “you suck!” now. Cody gets fans to repeat the chant.
Ripley goes to brag about Dom but The Miz tries for a sneak attack from behind but Cody rocks him. Cody kicks Miz out of the ring but Dominik hits him with a cheap shop. Dominik and Rhea laugh as they back up the ramp, and Ripley seemingly accepts Cody’s challenge. Miz and Cody stare each other down with Miz on the floor as we go to commercial.
The Judgment Day is walking backstage. Finn Balor seems bothered or distant as the others chat, mainly about Dominik Mysterio vs. Cody Rhodes at Money In the Bank. WWE Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley asks Balor if he’s OK. Balor says he has a lot on his mind. Damian Priest says he will make sure he qualifies for Money In the Bank when he beats Matt Riddle tonight. Priest says he wants to go out alone tonight.