Another edition of WWE Monday Night Raw is upon us, as Roman Reigns continues to stand tall as the Undisputed Universal Champion. As fans wonder who his next contender will be, The Usos have their eyes set on obtaining double gold as well. That and much more are set for this week’s episode of the red brand.
The night started out with multiple-time champion, The Miz as the host of Miz TV with Cody Rhodes as a guest. The two talkers traded commentary back and forth leading into their one-on-one match scheduled for later in the evening. The Miz tried to attack Rhodes, but he was prepared, sending The Miz tumbling from the ring.
Dominick Mysterion was out next to take on Veer Mahaan.
Mahaan immediately dominated Mysterio, pushing him around the ring with ease. The match ended up outside the ring where Mahaan leveled Mysterio with a big clothesline. Mysterio was on the worst side of the beatdown before Mahaan put him away with the cervical clutch submission for the victory.
Veer Mahaan defeated Dominick Mysterio via submission.
AJ Styles was out next to take on Damian Priest in singles action.
Priest and Styles came out throwing punches, but Priest got an early advantage. That wouldn’t stop Styles from firing back, knocking Priest from the ring before following up with a sliding knee on the apron. He would hit a forearm off the apron, knocking Priest over the barricade. He went back into the ring to break the count, only to throw himself over the ropes again to land another forearm on Priest as the show headed to commercial.
Back from commercial and Styles was bleeding but still rolling. He hit a counter into the inverted DDT out of the corner. Both men got back to their feet and Styles hit combo offense. Priest fought off Styles’s shoulders, but he still took the neck breaker for a two count. Priest was finally about to hit a big move to slow Styles down but was only able to get a two count.
Priest had Styles grounded and kicked him a few times. Styles countered the Reckoning with the Pele Kick. Priest sent Styles over the top but as he went for the Phenomenal Forearm, Priest countered with a kick to the head. Priest suddenly transformed after kneeling in the middle of the ring. The lights came back up and the match was over.
Damian Priest versus AJ Styles just ended.
The Miz was up next to take on Cody Rhodes. Seth Rollins came out to join commentary.
The Miz used the opening as a distraction to attack Rhodes. He took his eye off Rhodes who caught him with a powerslam, then the Disaster Kick to knock him from the ring. Rhodes went for the Cutter but The Miz countered. Rhodes rolled through for a big reverse suplex for a two count.
The Miz was able to take over the match, slowing Rhodes down while keeping him grounded. Rhodes got back to his feet, laying strikes into The Miz to push him back into the corner. Rhodes went over the top rope and was knocked to the floor with a kick.
Back from commercial and The Miz was still in control. Rhodes fired up and knocked Rhodes down with a clothesline, and then a slam for a two count. Rhodes then dove through the middle rope to knock down The Miz. Rhodes tweaked his knee coming off the top rope and The Miz pounced on it, locking in the figure four. Rhodes turned over the move to put the pressure on The Miz who was able to crawl to the ropes.
Rhodes hit the Cody Cutter from the middle rope and finished with Cross Rhodes for the victory.
Cody Rhodes defeated The Miz via pinfall.
Liv Morgan and Naomi were next for the women’s division.
The two women locked up initially with Naomi knocking the smaller woman to the floor. Naomi went for a hip toss but Morgan countered. The two women went move for move until Naomi landed a knee. Morgan was able to answer with a head scissors, but Naomi kicked her in the chest for a two count. Morgan went for a cradle but Naomi kicked out. Both ladies went for a step-up kick and landed.
Morgan went for Oblivion but Naomi countered. She came off the top for a Hurricanrana but Naomi landed a powerbomb. Morgan rolled through and attempted to steal the win, but Naomi went back, catching Morgan with the rollup.
Naomi defeated Liv Morgan via pinfall.
Bobby Lashley and Omos with MVP had some words furthering their budding feud.
Bianca Belair was up next for singles action against Zelina Vega.
Vega tried to go for a quick rollup but immediately failed. She was able to hit a unique backstabber out of the corner but Belair immediately kicked out. She locked in a submission and transitioned into a chin lock.
Belair tossed Vega over her head, then push pressed her before letting her fall flat to her face. Belair finished her off with the KOD for the win.
Bianca Belair defeated Zelina Vega via pinfall.
Sonya Deville attacked Belair to stake her claim as the next contender for the WWE Raw Women’s Champion.
RK-Bro was out next for tag team action against Alpha Academy.
Chad Gable chopped Matt Riddle in the neck to start the match, but Riddle responded with a kick to the chest. He followed that up with a gut wrench suplex and tagged into Randy Orton. Orton stomped away at Gable, tagging Riddle back in. Otis tagged himself in and he with Gable hit a clothesline/German suplex combination.
Back from commercial and Riddle was isolated on the wrong side of the ring. Gable hit another suplex, and Otis followed up with a splash for a two count. Riddle was finally able to get to Orton who came in with a lot of momentum. Powerslam on Gable was followed up with the hanging DDT. Gable tried to steal a win but Orton hit the RKO to pick up the victory.
Team RK-Bro defeated Alpha Academy via pinfall to retain the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship.
After the match, the WWE SmackDown Tag Team Champions confronted them, The Usos. But before that could be solidified The Street Profits interrupted. This led to a tag team match between The Usos and the Street Profits.
Jimmy Uso started off the match but a distraction to RK-Bro sitting outside allowed Montez Ford to turn the tables. He and Angelo Dawkins hit some combo offense on Jimmy. Jimmy was able to fight out of the position, and isolated Dawkins until he hit a splash for a one count. Jimmy backed him into the corner for Jey who landed a big forearm. Dawkins countered with a jumping elbow for a two count.
The Usos hit some offense on Dawkins, again isolating him on the wrong side of the ring. Dawkins was able to fight back out of the corner, but a kick to the face sent him to the mat. Dawkins ended up outside the ring, but again the 2-on-1 saw him taking a beating. The Usos argued with RK-Bro until Ford came over the top rope with a big dive.
Back from commercial and Jimmy was still in control of Dawkins. Dawkins was finally able to get to Ford who went off on their opponents. He landed a blockbuster on Jey for a two count. Jey was quickly back in control with a modified neck breaker for a two count. Dawkins made the tag and the Profits hit a Doomsday Blockbuster for a close two count.
Jimmy laid out Dawkins but he was able to counter the splash from Jey. He tagged in Ford who hit a huge Frog Splash, but Jimmy made the save. Ford found himself alone in the ring, allowing The Usos to catch him with the 3D for the victory.