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.