Priest is glad Rhodes is out here because he would have found him at some point. Priest is also happy that he brought up the Bloodline. There is a lot of talk about Rhodes’s story. People involved in his story sent Jimmy Uso out there last week. The story has to be that Rhodes has failed. Rhodes takes his tie off and asks him to put that theory to the test right now. Priest asks if they will pretend he doesn’t already have a match against Jey Uso. They do have a big event coming up. Maybe it’s Cody Rhodes versus Damian Priest at Crown Jewel? Rhodes quickly says, “I accept… but what do we do now?” They’re standing there, and he’s in the ring. They can give everyone a preview of Crown Jewel right now. Priest says he likes that idea…
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley and NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio start to make their way down to the ring. “Main Event” Jey Uso runs down and attacks Mysterio from behind. Rhodes and Priest begin to brawl in the ring. Rhodes knocks Priest out of the ring and bounces him off the commentary table a few times. Rhodes clears the table off. All of a sudden, JD McDonagh chop blocks Rhodes from behind. Priest and McDonagh double-team Rhodes at ringside. They get some chairs out from under the ring. McDonagh puts Rhodes’s ankle into a chair, and Priest smashes a chair into it, seemingly breaking Rhodes’s ankle! Raw General Manager Adam Pearce runs down to ringside with other WWE officials to break this up. Priest and McDonagh walk off to loud boos.
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins is walking backstage when he bumps into Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley. Rollins mentions that he doesn’t see her crew, so he knows he’s not going to get jumped by them. Ripley acknowledges the history between Rollins and the Judgment Day. She says they always respected him. They tried to take the title off him, but they couldn’t. Still, the way Rollins has been going lately with his fragile back, he needs an insurance policy.
Rollins thinks Ripley has lost faith in Damian Priest. Maybe she doesn’t think Priest can take the title off him. That’s why she’s wheeling and dealing with the Bloodline and Drew McIntyre. What could he want from her? Rollins looks at her and says, “Ew!”
Ripley says that Rollins needs her. Right now, he’s a World Champion, but he could be THE World Champion. As for the Bloodline, alliances can change. If they join forces, Priest can cash in on someone else. Then Judgment Day will have all the gold. Without them, he’ll never hold the title for as long as Roman Reigns has. 1,000 days is a long time. With his back so banged up, they can have Rollins’s back and make sure people acknowledge him.
Rollins removes his sunglasses and is deadly serious. He says he wants to make one thing clear: he doesn’t want to be anything like Roman Reigns. Ripley says that he didn’t say “no” and tells him to think about it before walking off.
There will be a Women’s World Championship Contract Signing next.
Women’s World Championship Contract Signing
Raw General Manager Adam Pearce is in the center of the ring. Security is stationed at ringside. Pearce says there has been a lot of chaos in the Women’s Division, but they’ll settle things in the ring. Pearce wants to get this contract signed before things go to hell. To do that, he needs the competitors.
Raquel Rodriguez, Shayna Baszler, Zoey Stark, and Nia Jax individually come out to the ring. The other competitors sign the contract, but Nia Jax won’t. Pearce says Rhea Ripley is the cause of all the chaos, so he’ll get that signature lately. If Jax wants Ripley, all she has to do is sign the contract. Jax angrily signs the contract.
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley comes out to the stage. Ripley says she has something to get off her chest. She can beat every single one of the women in the ring individually, but this is a conspiracy. Pearce is trying to set her up. The more Pearce tries to control her, the more she’ll make his life a living hell. He was smart to make this a Fatal 5-Way at Crown Jewel, but all that will happen is he’ll have four less women in the division at the end of it. None of these women will take the title from her, whether he likes it or not. She’ll prove that she’s the most dominant woman in WWE because Mami is always on top.
Nia Jax rips the microphone away from Pearce and sarcastically says Ripley is good. Ripley won’t get in the ring. Ripley wants Jax to squash all the other women for her. Baszler is smart enough to know what’s going on. Ripley wants Jax to squash Rodriguez and Stark for her. A “You Suck” chant picks up. Jax says Rodriguez is from Texas, so she’ll break it down for her. Jax talks to Rodriguez like she can’t comprehend what she’s saying.
Rodriguez punches Jax and tackles her to the corner. Ripley gets off the apron and is smiling at the chaos. Security runs into the ring and backs them all up. Rodriguez sends one of the guards out of the ring. Jax does the same. A brawl breaks out with Jax, Stark, Rodriguez, and Baszler. Ripley is laughing heartily at ringside. It’s down to Jax and Rodriguez. Ripley shouts, “Fight! Fight!” Jax and Rodriguez exchange punches. Security runs back in and separates them. The crowd boos. The crowd chants, “Let them fight!” Jax and Rodriguez wipe out the security guards. They brawl before Jax lifts Rodriguez and crushes her with a Samoan Drop! Jax then stares at Ripley, who smiles, waves and blows a kiss at her.
Raw General Manager Adam Pearce is walking backstage when he’s interrupted by The Miz. Miz says it’s been weeks since he has had anything worthy of his attention on Raw. Miz goes over his entire list of accolades. Miz says that Nick Aldis would appreciate him. All of a sudden, Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley storms up to Pearce and signs the contract. Miz looks confused. Ripley says she’s keeping Pearce’s pen and walks off.
Miz wonders where the camera is going as it follows Ripley. Ripley sees “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio backstage. He asks if she saw what happened. She says she did, and she checks on his “gorgeous” face. They walk off to get Mysterio some ice.
Sami Zayn vs. Drew McIntyre
As the match goes on between Zayn and McIntyre, all of a sudden, Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley walks out to the stage. Zayn rolls up a distracted McIntyre with an inside cradle for a near fall. Zayn hits an exploder suplex into the corner and sets up for the Helluva Kick. Ripley gets on the apron and distracts Zayn. Zayn tries to ignore her and charges, but McIntyre connects with a Claymore Kick for the win.
Drew McIntyre poses for the crowd before leaving the ring and ignoring Rhea Ripley as he walks by her. She smiles.