We go right to the ring and out comes Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. We see video from SmackDown and how they set up Solo Sikoa and Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Owens and Zayn for WWE Night of Champions.
Sami says they are excited about Night of Champions, revealing that they also just found out about the match on Friday, and were just as surprised as everyone else. Sami says Reigns and Solo look like a big threat to their titles on paper, but they don’t see it like that, they see this as a gift because it’s a big chance for revenge on Reigns.
Sami goes on about how thy should’ve won their respective title matches with Reigns, but Reigns has cheated his way through an entire title reign, he’s gone un-checked, but now they will check him. Sami says Reigns has gone un-checked for too long and now doesn’t know when to stop. He says they thought revenge would come by making sure The Bloodline crumbles, but Reigns is making sure that happens on his own. Sami goes on about pushing this title stuff too hard, and pushing The Usos too hard. Sami calls Reigns a psycho for the other titles not being enough, and a 1000-day reign not being enough, then says Reigns cannot have these titles.
The music interrupts and out comes The Judgment Day – Finn Balor, Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio and SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. Owens is so glad The Judgment Day is out here because he’s sick and tired of talking about The Bloodline.AD
Owns is fired up, annoyed at Sami ranting on The Bloodline. Owens doesn’t know why or care why The Judgment Day, but if they want to fight, they’ve got it. Sami apologizes for starting at a 10, and says they have no issue with The Judgment Day. Priest says Owens is right, he wants to fight. Priest enters first but Balor calms him. Balor says they came to wish Owens and Zayn good luck but it looks like they’re just right back where they started. They taunt Zayn and Owens over getting beat up by Reigns. Balor says if they win somehow at Night of Champions, there will be a line of Superstars waiting for a title shot and the line starts with The Judgment Day.
Ripley speaks up and reminds them how The Judgment Day runs RAW. Fans boo and cheer. Sami says they have some fantastic points, but he wants to know what Dominik has to say because people love when Dominik speaks. The loud boos start up. Dominik keeps trying to speak but the boos drown him out. Owens says this is pointless, he just wants to punch Dominik in the face. Sami says, yeah… why not? Ripley steps to Owens instead. Priest decks Sami off the distraction and now Owens is triple teamed with stomps. Sami runs back in with a steel chair to chase the heels away. The two sides stare each other down.
We see SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley watching Lynch’s promo backstage. Cathy Kelley approaches and asks about Natalya joining RAW, and what happened last week with Natalya saving Dana Brooke. Ripley says Natalya needs to stay in her lane, where she has made a pretty impressive career for herself but… Natalya interrupts and says yes it is impressive, but this is known already, and this is not about lanes, it’s about Ripley beating down a woman who was already defeated. Natalya says Ripley is a dominant champ who deserves respect, something she’s not allowing the other women she’s running through. Ripley says don’t act like you came down there for Dana, it was for yourself. Ripley knows Natalya is trying to make people care for her again, so thank you. She promises to end Natalya’s career if she gets in her business like that again. Dominik Mysterio shows up and tells Ripley it’s time to go. They walk off.
Dominik Mysterio vs. Xavier Woods
We go back to the ring and out comes Xavier Woods. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and we see Alpha Academy and Maxxine Dupri arguing backstage. Mustafa Ali walks up and says they’d be winners like him if they started thinking more positive. Ali laughs and walks off, then stops at Imperium. GUNTHER congratulates him on being next in line at what is rightfully GUNTHER’s. GUNTHER feels for Ali having to travel around the world for the biggest beating of his career. They shake hands now. Ali says he feels bad for GUNTHER, because he’s traveling around the world just to be humiliated and defeated for his title. Ali tells them to be positive, then walks off as GUNTHER fumes. We go back to the ring and out comes Dominik Mysterio with SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley.AD
Dominik begins taunting Woods on the mic but the loud boos drown him out. Woods fires back until the music resumes and Mysterio wraps his entrance. The bell rings and hey go at it back & forth to start. Woods with a dropkick to the back early on for a close 2 count.
Dominik turns it around and stomps away in the corner to boos. Dominik shows off some but turns around to Woods dropping him. Dominik goes for a test of strength now but Woods gets the upperhand for 2. Dominik goes to the floor for a breather. Ripley gets in the way to protect Dominik when Woods follows out. They argue as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and they’re going at it. Dominik with a big uppercut for a close 2 count as Ripley barks at the referee. Dominik takes Woods to the top to a “you suck!” chant. Woods sends Dominik to the mat and then nails a missile dropkick. Woods fights back as fans rally for him. Woods ducks a shot and drops Dominik with a big back elbow for 2.
Woods with a back splash in the corner. Woods keeps control but misses the rolling clothesline. They tangle and now Woods hits the clothesline for a close 2 count. Dominik sends Woods to the floor now. He fights back in but Dominik hits the Three Amigos to boos. Ripley laughs. Dominik goes to the top for the Frogsplash but Woods gets his knees up for 2. Woods with a big Gutbuster in the middle of the ring for 2.
Woods goes to the top but has to land on his feet as Ripley helps Dominik to the floor. Woods flies out and sends Dominik back in. Ripley and Woods argue now, allowing Dominik to deck him through the ropes. Ripley then slaps Woods, allowing Dominik to follow-up for the pin to win.AD
Winner: Dominik Mysterio
After the match, an angry Woods looks on while Ripley and Dominik celebrate.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn vs. Finn Balor and Damian PriestAD
We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event and out comes Finn Balor and Damian Priest of The Judgment Day. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and we get a vignette on Apollo Crews, who we see running and training in a city. Crews says yes he’s glad to be back on RAW, but this is no gift… he touts his accomplishments and says he’s still not discussed, but now no one is to mention his name without putting respect on it. Crews says he earned his way back, while never backing down from adversity, no matter what, and he did it all while being a man his kids can be proud of. Crews says he can be changed by what happens any night, but he refuses to be reduced by it, or his past. Crews says this is his time. We go back to the ring and out comes Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn for this non-title main event. Balor and Zayn lock up to start, then trade holds, counters and pin attempts.
Fans begin the “Ole!” chants to rally for Sami, who hits arm drags. Balor takes it to the corner and in comes Priest with big right hands in the corner. Zayn counters and hits a flying elbow from the middle rope for a 2 count.
Owens tags in and unloads on Priest now. Priest knocks Owens but Owens nails an enziguri. Owens sends both opponents to the floor after they charge him. Owens and Zayn look on from the middle of the ring. Priest wants to run back in but Balor holds him back, then calls out Dominik Mysterio and SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. They come running down the apron to boos as we go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Sami is in the corner of the heels as they work him over. Owens and Priest tag in at the same time and they go at it. Owens sends Priest out, then knocks Balor down. Owens follows and clotheslines Priest at ringside, then hits a senton. Owens levels Balor and Mysterio at ringside, and runs back in before Ripley can get to him.AD
Owens with a superkick and a corner cannonball to Priest for a close 2 count. Owens with more kicks. Mysterio grabs Owens’ leg to distract him. The referee ejects Dominik and Ripley to a big pop. Balor and Priest are furious. Priest and Owens are both down now. Xavier Woods shows up and fights Mysterio to the back. Priest rolls Owens up for 2. Paul Heyman comes to the stage now to boos. Priest tries to recover while looking up at Heyman. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Priest and Owens go at it while Heyman watches from the stage. Balor sends Zayn into the steel steps at ringside. Balor tags in and works over Owens in the corner now, double teaming Owens with Priest. Priest with a big scissors kick for a close 2 count. Owens and Priest trade big shots up top now. Owens knocks Priest to the mat and hits a big Swanton Bomb.
Zayn is back on the apron now. Zayn and Balor tag in and unload on each other as fans cheer. Zayn catches Balor with a Michinoku Driver for a close 2 count. Heyman looks concerned on the stage, and it looks like he’s back on the phone with Roman Reigns. Zayn gets hit with a big Slingblade by Balor. Balor goes for the corner dropkick but Zayn counters with a Blue Thunderbomb in the middle of the ring for 2.
Imperium appears at ringside now, barking at Zayn. Balor rolls Zayn up from behind for 2. Balor with the inverted DDT for 2 as Owens makes the save. Priest runs in but Owens blocks the chokeslam. Priest blocks the Stunner. Owens blocks another chokeslam and hits the Stunner to send Priest to the floor. Balor tosses Owens to the floor but Zayn launches him into the turnbuckles with the Exploder suplex. Sami with the Helluva Kick.
Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci hit the apron but Owens knocks them off. Owens comes out to have words with WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER, but Priest chokeslams him onto the edge of the apron. Zayn runs the ring and leaps out with a big dive to take Priest down.
Zayn comes back in and waits to deliver another Helluva Kick but now all three members of Imperium are distracting the referee. Balor takes advantage of the chaos, then dropkicks Zayn into the corner. Balor quickly follows up with Coup de Grace for the pin to win as GUNTHER watches from ringside.
Winners: The Judgment Day
0After the match, the music hits as The Judgment Day stands tall. Heyman looks on from the stage, still on the phone, and he likes what he sees. We go to replays. Imperium looks on from ringside while Zayn and Owens recover in the middle of the ring. Balor talks some trash to the camera. Imperium stares at Zayn and Owens as RAW goes off the air.