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- Seth Rollins, Austin Theory & Murphy come to the ring for Rollins’ Rey Mysterio Retirement Party. Rollins says that tonight is a huge night on WWE Raw because he’ll face Aleister Black tonight, Rollins says Mysterio will be on the show tonight to speak with everyone. Rollins doesn’t believe Mysterio will announce his retirement and he’ll do it himself for Mysterio, Rollins says it is his duty to come out and appreciate Mysterio for being a sacrifice. Rollins says Mysterio was chosen as a sacrifice for the greater good of Raw, Rollins says that Mysterio is a kind and generous man who helped him in his darkest hour. Rollins says it is his duty to appreciate Mysterio properly, Rollins airs a video package highlighting Mysterio’s career. Rollins calls Mysterio a first ballot hall of famer, Rollins says he will personally induct Mysterio into the WWE Hall Of Fame. Aleister Black interrupts and he attacks Rollins.
Seth Rollins w/Austin Theory & Murphy vs. Aleister Black
The match begins with Black attacking Rollins with some leg kicks and other strikes, Black backs Rollins into the corner while landing more strikes. Rollins fights back and Black drops him with a leg sweep, Rollins leaves the ring and he drags Black out of the ring. Black attacks Rollins with more strikes before getting him back in the ring, Rollins nails Black with a drop kick followed by strikes as he returns to the ring. Rollins then hits Black with a suplex for a near fall, Rollins starts focusing his attack on the arm of Black. Rollins traps Black in the ropes while landing some strikes, Black fights back and Rollins nails him with another drop kick. Rollins drags Black to the ropes before choking him on the middle rope, Black fights back and Rollins sends him out of the ring before landing a suicide dive. Rollins gets Black back in the ring before going through a series of reversals, Black nails Rollins with a head kick. Rollins recovers and he sends a charging Black out of the ring, Humberto Carrillo comes out to even the odds as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Rollins working over a cornered Black, Rollins also attacks Black with a series of strikes.
Rollins misses a drop kick and Black kicks him in the face afterwards, Rollins recovers to hit Black with a sling blade for a near fall. Rollins then attacks Black with a running forearm strike, Rollins goes for a springboard knee strike and Black avoids it. Black then hits Rollins with a plethora of strikes followed by a sliding knee strike, Black follows up with a middle rope moonsault for a near fall. Rollins backs Black into the corner Black gets free before exchanging some roll ups, Black then hits Rollins with a German suplex for a near fall. Rollins fights back and he nails Black with an enziguri followed by a falcon arrow for a near fall, Rollins goes to the top rope and Black gets his knees up on the frog splash attempt. Rollins rolls to the ring apron and Black meets him out there, Black and Rollins exchange strikes until Black knocks Rollins into the ring post. Black follows up by nailing Rollins with a moonsault as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Black and Rollins battling on the top rope. Rollins knocks Black off the ropes before landing a frog splash for a near fall, Rollins goes for The Stomp and Black avoids it.
Black catches Rollins in an arm bar and Rollins stomps his way free, Rollins then nails Black with a power bomb. Rollins goes for a springboard knee strike and Black counters with his own knee strike, Black sets up for Black Mass as Theory and Murphy get to the ring apron. Carrillo goes after them as Black rolls up Rollins for a three count.
Winner: Aleister Black
After the match, Austin Theory and Murphy attack Aleister Black after taking Humberto Carrillo out. Seth Rollins joins in on the attack against Black and Carrillo, Rollins then hits Carrillo with The Stomp before landing one on Black.
- Highlights are shown of Apollo Crews winning the WWE United States Championship last week on Raw.
- Charly Caruso interviews Angel Garza & Zelina Vega, Vega tries saying some stuff before Garza interrupts to say everything is fair in love and war. Garza says he will stay one step ahead of Kevin Owens, Vega says Garza’s win last week was triumphant. Garza gives Caruso a flower and Vega destroys it in front of her.
- Shawn Michaels appears to talk about Edge vs. Randy Orton at WWE Backlash, Michaels talks about his history of great matches in the WWE. Michaels predicts that Edge will defeat Orton at WWE Backlash.
- Highlights are shown of Drew McIntyre appearing on the VIP Lounge last week on Raw, followed by the brawl later in the night between McIntyre and Bobby Lashley.
- Lana is talking to MVP backstage and MVP interrupts her to say that he has to get ready for his match against Drew McIntyre, Lana says MVP is using Lashley to save his washed up career and MVP accuses her of doing the same thing before she slaps him across the face.
- Kayla Braxton holds an in-ring interview with Apollo Crews, who says it feels so good to be the WWE United States Champion. Crews says he will defend his championship tonight against Kevin Owens, which brings Owens to the ring. Owens gets the microphone to congratulate Crews on winning the title, Owens then says that he feels the title shot is coming out of pity after his loss to Angel Garza last week. Crews says that he respects Owens, Owens says that he will feel bad by ending Crews’ title reign tonight.
WWE United States Championship
Apollo Crews (c) vs. Kevin Owens
The match begins with some chain wrestling between Owens and Crews, Crews then nails a charging Owens with a drop kick. Crews gets Owens in a headlock and Owens gets free before getting Crews in a headlock, Crews gets free and Owens nails him with a drop kick. Owens follows up on that by clotheslining Crews out of the ring, Owens leaves the ring and he avoids a leaping Crews before landing a dive from the ring apron. Owens gets Crews back in the ring before going to the top rope, Owens nails Crews with a swanton bomb for a near fall. Owens then nails Crews with a kick to the midsection and Crews goes down claiming it was a groin kick, Crews attacks Owens with strikes afterwards and their brawl spills to the arena floor as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Owens and Crews exchanging strikes in the middle of the ring, Crews ends that by nailing Owens with a pump kick and power slam for a near fall. Crews goes for an Olympic Slam and Owens counters by landing a super kick for a near fall, Owens then hits Crews with a moonsault for another near fall. Owens goes for a pop up power bomb and Crews counters with an enziguri, Crews then hits Owens with an Olympic Slam and standing moonsault for a few near falls.
Crews follows up by nailing Owens with a series of avalanches, Owens avoids a third avalanche before hitting Crews with another super kick. Owens goes for a swanton bomb afterwards and Crews gets his knees up, Angel Garza and Andrade hit the ring to attack Owens and Crews.
Match Result: No Contest
Kevin Owens & Apollo Crews vs. Angel Garza & Andrade w/Zelina Vega
The match is joined in progress and we see Andrade working over Crews, Garza tags in and he attacks Crews with some strikes. Crews fights back and Garza nails him in midair with a drop kick, Garza then gets a downed Crews in a bow and arrow stretch. Andrade tags in and he stomps away on a downed Crews, Andrade then nails a downed Crews with a basement drop kick. Crews fights back and Andrade stops him before tagging Garza in, Garza nails Crews with a running kick for a near fall. Garza looks for the Wing Clipper and Crews escapes to tag Owens in, Andrade tags in and he attacks Owens after a strike from Garza. Andrade holds Owens down while applying a single leg crab, Owens gets free and Andrade nails him with more strikes. Owens fires back and he nails Andrade with an atomic drop followed by a clothesline, Owens then hits Andrade with a senton. Garza distracts Owens and Andrade nails him with a drop kick, Crews tags in and Andrade nails him with suplexes. Crews gets free and he nails Andrade with an Olympic Slam, Garza attacks Owens and Crews nails him with a baseball slide drop kick. Crews then nails Andrade with an enziguri and toss power bomb for a three count.
Winners: Kevin Owens & Apollo Crews
- Kayla Braxton interviews Asuka, who says a bunch of stuff in Japanese before saying she will take out Nia Jax at WWE Backlash. Asuka says she is better and Charlotte Flair always stays the same, Asuka says she won’t bow down to Flair.
- Highlights are shown of The Street Profits and The Viking Raiders bowling, which is won by The Viking Raiders.
- Highlights are shown of The IIconics attacking Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss on last weeks Raw.
- The IIconics are shown arguing with Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss backstage.
Billie Kaye w/Peyton Royce vs. Nikki Cross w/Alexa Bliss
The match starts with Cross nailing Kaye with strikes before smashing her face multiple times on the top turnbuckles, Cross then nails Kaye with a drop kick for a near fall. Kaye recovers to hit Cross with a big boot to the face for a near fall, Kaye corners Cross while kicking away at her and choking her. Kaye then hits Cross with an arm trap suplex for another near fall, Cross fights back and she nails Kaye with some strikes. Kaye recovers and she drops Cross with a forearm strike before applying a chin lock, Cross gets free and Kaye nails her with a back breaker. Kaye then hits Cross with an elbow drop for a near fall, Cross fights back and she drops Kaye with a leaping clothesline. Cross then hits Kaye with an avalanche and bulldog, Cross goes to the ring apron and she nails Kaye with a kick. Cross goes to the top rope and she misses the cross body attempt, Kaye nails Cross with a sit out uranage for a three count.
Winner: Billie Kaye w/Peyton Royce
- Charly Caruso interviews Drew McIntyre, who says that he won’t back down from any challenge because he loves challenges. McIntyre says he will give Claymore Kicks to MVP and Bobby Lashley tonight, McIntyre says he will take out everybody who steps up to him.
- Rey Mysterio appears live via satellite, Mysterio says he is still recovering from the eye injury dealt by Seth Rollins and there is no timetable for his return. Mysterio doesn’t know if he will retire from in-ring competition at this time, Mysterio says Rollins carries a lot of negativity around him and he says Rollins didn’t choose him to make a sacrifice. Dominic Mysterio interrupts and he says that someone from the family must get revenge on Rollins, Mysterio thanks everybody for reaching out to him at this time. Mysterio then damns Rollins for everything he put his family through, Mysterio talks about his family watching Rollins injure him on Raw. Mysterio says he will never forgive Rollins for what he did to him, Dominic tells Rollins it will be an eye for an eye.
- Nia Jax gets the microphone before the next match to say she didn’t start everything with Kairi Sane and Asuka, Jax says that Asuka didn’t earn the Raw Women’s Championship. Jax says that the pregnant Becky Lynch gifted Asuka with the title, Jax says she is a victim and not a villain.
- R-Truth’s comments from last weeks Raw towards Rob Grinkowski are shown, followed by Grinkowski’s comments from last week. Gronkowski is shown at his house earlier today, R-Truth rolls up Gronkowski for a three count and to win the 24/7 Championship.
Nia Jax vs. Kairi Sane
The match begins with Sane attacking Jax with a drop kick followed by strikes, Jax then drops a charging Sane with a shoulder block. Jax follows up by tossing Jax across the ring, Jax picks Sane up and Sane gets her in a sleeper hold. Sane releases the hold to hit Jax with axe kicks. Sane then hits a kneeling Jax with a spinning back fist, Sane goes to the top rope and Jax attacks her with a headbutt. Jax gets Sane out of the corner and Sane nails her with a DDT for a one count, Sane then hits a cornered Jax with a Sliding D. Sane goes back to the top rope and Jax leaves the ring, Sane gets off the top rope and Jax avoids her baseball slide drop kick. Jax gets Sane out of the ring before throwing her into the ring steps, Jax gets Sane back in the ring and she lands a leg drop for a three count.
Winner: Nia Jax
After the match, Asuka comes to the ring to confront Nia Jax and Jax leaves the ring.
- Highlights are shown of Edge’s comments to Randy Orton from last weeks Raw.
- Randy Orton is shown backstage.
- Randy Orton is still backstage after the commercial break and he talks about all that he has watched on the WWE Network, Orton says most think that Ric Flair is the greatest of all time and Orton agrees. Orton talks about Flair saying he was the best wrestler in the world, Orton challenges Edge’s assertion about his passion for the business. Orton says Edge is right about a lot of things he said on last week’s Raw, Orton says he half assed it throughout his career and still achieved a lot. Orton says he will prove that he is better than Edge at WWE Backlash, Orton says Edge’s storybook ending will get rewritten.
- Charlotte Flair gets the microphone before the next match to tell the crowd to be quiet, Flair says she will successfully defend her championship at NXT In Your House. Flair tells those in attendance to be the next Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley so she can make them bow down, Flair talks about all of Asuka’s achievements before saying that Asuka wants to be like her. Asuka interrupts and makes her way to the ring.
Charlotte Flair vs. Asuka
The match begins with Flair working over the arm of Asuka before getting her in a headlock, Asuka gets free and she takes some swings at Flair. Flair fires back and she corners Asuka before landing some strikes, Flair then hits Asuka with some chops. Asuka misses a running hip attack and Flair attacks her knee, Flair traps Asuka’s leg in the ropes while wrenching away on it. Flair stands up and stomps away on the injured leg of Asuka, Flair keeps Asuka down while working over her injured leg. Flair also lands some seated sentons to the injured knee of Asuka, Asuka fights back and Flair nails her with a chop block. Flair keeps Asuka cornered while attacking her with more strikes, Asuka fights back and a striking exchange breaks out. Flair recovers and she attacks the injured knee of Asuka, Asuka then nails a charging Flair with a head kick. Asuka then hits Flair with a running hip attack and release German suplex, Asuka nails a downed Flair with a knee strike for a near fall. Asuka goes to the top rope and she misses a missile drop kick attempt, Flair goes for the Natural Selection and Asuka counters into an arm bar. Asuka transitions into a triangle choke against Flair, Flair gets free and she gets Asuka in a Boston crab.
Asuka gets free and she rolls up Flair before applying a knee bar, Flair gets free and she nails Asuka with a release German suplex. Flair misses a big boot and Asuka nails her with a kick, Asuka then gets a charging Flair in the arm bar and she transitions to a triangle choke. Flair powers her way free before hitting Asuka with a sit out power bomb for a near fall, Flair looks for the Figure Eight and Asuka gets to the ropes. Asuka goes to the ring apron and Flair knocks her to the arena floor, Asuka’s music plays and Nia Jax comes out to mock Asuka. Asuka goes after Jax and the referee calls for a count out.
Winner: Charlotte Flair, by count out
After the match, Nia Jax attacks Asuka.
- Charly Caruso interviews Lana, who says she isn’t sure if it was Bobby Lashley or MVP that didn’t want her at ringside for future matches. Lana hints that she may be at ringside for MVP’s match against Drew McIntyre.
Drew McIntyre vs. MVP w/Bobby Lashley
The match begins with Lana making her way to the ring, McIntyre attacks a distracted MVP with a bunch of strikes. MVP fights back and McIntyre attacks him with more strikes, MVP looks for a hip toss and McIntyre nails him with a clothesline followed by a Glasgow Kiss. MVP leaves the ring and McIntyre follows him out there, Lashley distracts McIntyre and that allows MVP to shove him into the ring post and barricade. MVP gets McIntyre back in the ring before landing a big boot for a near fall, McIntyre recovers and he nails MVP with a clothesline followed by a big boot. McIntyre goes to the top rope and he nails MVP with a clothesline, Lashley drags MVP out of the ring and McIntyre takes them both out with a suicide dive. McIntyre gets MVP back in the ring before landing a Claymore Kick for a three count.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
After the match, Bobby Lashley attacks Drew McIntyre and he gets him in the full nelson.