Monday Night Raw – September 5, 2022

We go right to the ring and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Edge to a big pop. Edge stops at the entrance-way and poses as the pyro explodes. Mike Rome does the introduction as Edge rushes to the ring now. We see how Edge and Rey Mysterio defeated The Judgment Day’s Finn Balor and Damian Priest on Saturday in Cardiff, Wales. We also see how Dominik Mysterio turned on his father and Edge after the match.

Fans chant Edge’s name as he takes the mic. He says he’s known Dominik since his dad came to WWE, when Dominik was 5 years old. Edge talks about his history with Rey and how he stayed at their family home in San Diego, they spent time together on the beach, just last year Edge talked Dominik down and calmed him before his first match in front of a live audience. He says Dominik always felt like a nephew but evidently Dominik doesn’t feel the same way. Edge apologizes for the accidental Spear from a few weeks ago. Edge’s gut told him to take care of it but his heart overrode that and told him he didn’t need to worry about Dom. Edge goes on and says he did not come back to get in between Dominik and Rey. He says whatever is between Dominik and Rey, Edge is different and he’s not looking at Dominik like that kid, he’s looking at Dominik like a WWE Superstar. Edge tells Dominik to come to the ring and says they won’t be talking, he’s going to beat Dominik’s ass. The music hits and out comes Rey instead.

Rey asks Edge to please hear him out. He knows his son messed up bad but he’s asking for an apology. Fans boo. Rey asks Edge not to do this. Edge says he loves Rey but his son is old enough to drink, old enough to drive, old enough to get in the ring and old enough to stand for his actions. Edge is angrier now as he yells for Dominik to get his ass out here now. The music hits and out comes Rhea Ripley instead.

Ripley laughs and tells Edge to calm down because Edge and Rey both got exactly what was coming to them. She says Edge thought he could replace Dominik like he didn’t even matter, and Rey thought he could protect Dominik just because he’s his baby boy, but the fact is Dominik is not Rey’s little boy anymore. Rhea says she saw potential in Dominik and she made him into a man. Dominik comes walking out in all black, with his hair slicked back.

Rey tells his son to snap out of it, he still has time to make things right with Edge. Rhea says Dominik is no longer listening to Rey, Rey can’t keep fighting his battles for him. Rhea says Edge is past his time because he can’t stop his judgment day. Fans chant “who’s your daddy?” now. Rhea and Dominik start walking to the ring now. Rey tells Edge to do what he has to do. Rey exits the ring and faces off with Dominik at ringside, telling him he doesn’t have to do this, and speaking in Spanish to him now. Rey tells Dominik don’t do this. Dominik keeps staring ahead to Edge and Rey asks why he can’t even look at him. Some fans chant “Eddie’s son!” now. Rey walks off. Rhea laughs at Edge while Dominik continues staring him down.

Balor and Priest rush the ring from behind but Edge fights them off. The numbers game catches up and they double team him but now Edge keeps fighting. Dominik comes in from behind and drops Edge with a chop block. Edge is attacked by Balor and Priest again. Rey walks back down the ramp and confronts Dominik and Rhea at ringside. Dominik shoves his father and Rhea hits him from behind. Rhea then launches Rey into the steel ring steps. Priest with a South of Heaven chokeslam to Edge in the middle of the ring. Ripley hands a steel chair to Dominik, and he hands it into the ring to Balor. Balor takes the chair and smashes it into the back of Edge’s knee a few times. Balor now wraps the chair around Edge’s knee and Priest holds it there, while Edge is still face-down. Balor goes to the top and hits a Coup de Grace on Edge’s knee with the chair around it. Rey returns to the ring as The Judgment Day retreats to the floor. Fans boo as Priest, Dominik, Ripley and Balor stand tall together at ringside. Dominik looks on with a smirk. We go to commercial.

Rey Mysterio vs. Damian Priest

We go back to the ring and out comes Rey Mysterio. We see what happened earlier with Rey, Edge, Dominik Mysterio and The Judgment Day. The music hits an out now comes Damian Priest with no sign of Finn Balor or Rhea Ripley, or Dominik. Priest hits the ring and poses in the corner as Rey looks on.

The bell hits and Rey charges, attacking Priest with strikes. Priest shoves him off but Rey keeps fighting. Priest grabs Rey for the South of Heaven chokeslam but Rey blocks it. Priest comes right back and levels Rey with a stiff big boot. Priest taunts Rey now.

Priest works Rey around the ring while talking trash now. He whips Rey hard into the corner and he goes down. Priest clubs Rey with a forearm over the back. Priest with a big thrust in the corner. Priest poses as fans boo him. Rey rolls to the floor but Priest follows and rocks him with a big right hand. Priest rolls Rey back in and follows but walks into a kick. Priest responds with a big right hand in the corner. Priest charges into the opposite corner but hits the ring post as Rey moves.

Rey unloads with kicks while Priest is stuck in the corner now. Rey ducks a clothesline and hits springboard clothesline but he passes on the pin to inflict more punishment. Priest turns it around but Rey slides under his legs, then fights back with more kicks and punches. Priest with a big kick to the ribs. Priest runs into a kick. Rey counters a move and sends Priest to the floor through the ropes. Rey kicks Priest back away from the apron.

Dominik, Balor and Ripley come walking down the ramp now. Priest takes advantage of the distraction as Rey comes off the apron, and drops him with a big punch. Balor is carrying a steel chair as they walk to ringside. Priest brings Rey back in and hits a Stage Dive splash in the corner as we go to a picture-in-picture commercial break.

Priest dominates during the break as the heels look on from ringside. We come back to Priest grounding Rey in the middle of the ring with a chinlock. Rey looks to fight back but Priest sends him to the corner, then misses the next dive. Rey fights back and dumps Priest over the top rope to the floor. Rey runs and leaps out, nailing Priest over the top rope to the floor. Rey kicks Priest as Dominik and the others look on. Rey brings it back in at the 6 count. Rey doges a big boot, then kicks Priest in the head. Rey goes to the top and hits the big senton, then a springboard moonsault. Priest kicks out just in time.

Rey shows a bit of frustration now, then he locks eyes with his son. Rey goes back to work on Priest, trapping him in the ropes and beating him up some more. Priest catches Rey with a big shot against the ropes and he’s dazed now. Priest drops Rey with a jumping kick for a close 2 count. Priest waits and charges but runs into boots in the corner. Priest puts Rey on his shoulders but Rey counters the big slam with a tornado DDT in the middle of the ring.

Ripley can’t believe it. Rey goes to the top for a pop now. Priest jumps up and rocks him with a big right. Priest climbs up with Rey for a super Razor’s Edge but Rey fights back with knees to the jaw. Rey sends Priest flying from the top with a big hurricanrana for another close 2 count. Rey drops Priest for 619 but Priest ducks it, then takes his head off with a big heel kick. Priest stands over Rey and taunts him, then goes for the Razor’s Edge again but Rey counters and drops him into position for 619.

Rey then goes for 619 but he puts the brakes on when Dominik jumps to the apron and stares him down. Ripley provides a distraction from behind, teasing a run-in, but the referee stops her. Rey turns back around from the distraction to a huge right hand from Priest in the middle of the ring. Priest gives Rey the Last Rites then drops him with South of Heaven for the pin to win.

Winner: Damian Priest

After the match, the music hits as Priest stands tall. The replays show Dominik smirking at what happened to his dad. The Judgment Day comes in and Balor sits in his chair next to Rey while the others stand over Rey. Ripley says now that Priest is done with Rey, there’s just one more man in the way and Dominik is going to send him back into retirement. Ripley says “because what Papi wants, Papi gets” and fans boo some more. Ripley says that is why Dominik is going to challenge Edge for next week’s RAW to go one-on-one. The Judgment Day and Dominik stand tall over Rey as the music hits. Balor and Ripley taunt Rey while Dominik looks out at the crowd.

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