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We will be bringing you the full results of tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw. Tonight's episode of Raw will feature the beginning of the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship tournament and a United States Championship match between Bobby Lashley and Ciampa.
- WWE Women's Tag Title Tournament Starts
- WWE United States Title Match: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Ciampa
- Finn Balor vs. Rey Mysterio
- Seth Rollins vs. Angelo Dawkins
- The show started with Bayley leading Dakota Kai and IYO SKY to the ring. Bayley spoke of the frustration all three of them have been feeling. SKY said they would be bringing back the hunger. Dakota Kai said that they would be winning the Women's Tag Team Championship tournament, Asuka, Alexa Bliss, and Bianca Belair interrupted them. Alexa said that she and Asuja would be winning the tournament. Bayley suggested that they all face off in a six-woman tag match at Clash at the Castle. Bianca agreed but also said she felt like fighting tonight and all 6 women brawled before being separated.
- Seth Rollins Is out next. Highlights are shown of his victory over Montez Ford last week.
Seth Rollins vs. Angelo Dawkins
Seth Rollins antagonized Montez Ford on the outside which caused Montez to get hot and grab a steel chair before entering the ring. The referee stopped Montez Ford from using the chair and ejects him. Angelo tries his best on his own, getting a nearfall with the Sky High. Ultimately, Seth Rollins gets the win with the pedigree and hits a Stomp on Angelo Dawkins. Montez Ford returned to run off Seth Rollins.
Winner: Seth Rollins by pinfall
- Edge is shown backstage apologizing to the Mysterios for Spearing Dom last week. Rey Mysterio forgives him but Dominic is not so quick to do so, shoving Edge in the locker room and getting mad at his father for taking up for Edge.
- The Miz and Ciampa cut a promo backstage. Ciampa reiterates tonight is dedicated to Harley Race and promises to become the next United States Champion.
Kevin Owens vs. Ezekiel
- Kevin Owens completely beat the crap out of Ezekiel and the matches quickly stopped after Kevin Owens hits Ezekiel with a Powerbomb on the apron. Ezekiel was then taken out on a stretcher.
Winner: No contest
- Back from the commercial, a replay is shown of what happened to Ezekiel. Judgment Day is out next.
Finn Balor says that Judgment Day doesn't fear anyone because fear is a product of imagination. Finn Balor says that danger is real and that Rey Mysterio will find out tonight that he is in danger. Damian Priest challenges Edge to a match for Monday Night Raw in two weeks from Toronto, Canada.
Finn Balor vs. Rey Mysterio
Rey Mysterio is going it alone because he wants his son by his side and therefore, refused to have Edge out there with him.
Finn Balor went for The Three Amigos, Rey Mysterio countered. Mysterio was able to hit a wheelbarrow bulldog and went for the 619. Damian took the bullet for Balor, who was able to get control and send Rey Mysterio flying into the steel ring post.
Eventually, Edge came out to neutralize Damian Priest and Rey Mysterio thought he was going to win before Rhea Ripley showed up dragging a defenseless and bruised Dominik. The distraction was enough for Finn Balor to get the win with the Coup de Grace.
Winner: Finn Balor by pinfall.
- Dana Brooke and Tamina Snuka talked about wanting to win the tag team tournament. They were interrupted by Bayley and company. Their match is next.
WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Tournament First Round: IYO SKY & Dakota Kai (w/ Bayley) vs. Dana Brooke & Tamina Snuka
In the end, Dakota Kai hit a Scorpion Kick on Tamina and IYO scored the victory with a moonsault.
Winners: IYO SKY & Dakota Kai by pinfall.
- Kevin Owens is interviewed by Kevin Patrick. Kevin Owens says that he reminded everybody who he is tonight. In the background, there appears to be some confusion surrounding an apparent car accident.
WWE United States Title Match: Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Ciampa
Midway through, AJ Styles comes out to take out the move because the Miz keeps getting involved. Ciampa tried his best and scored several near falls but would end up tapping out to The Hurt Lock.
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: Bobby Lashley by submission.
- The Miz and AJ Styles are shown brawling backstage. They will fight in a No DQ match later.
Omos vs. Andrea Guercio and Spencer Slade
Omos completely dominates with a statement victory
Winner: Omos by pinfall
- Seth Rollins is interviewed about Riddle. Seth Rollins says Riddle is good at flushing his career down the toilet. If you don't believe him, ask Dana White.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Chad Gable
A great back-and-forth wrestling match. Several times in the match, Chad Gable locked in the ankle lock. However, on the last attempt, Ziggler was able to escape it and hit the super kick for the pinfall victory.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler by pinfall.
- Alexa Bliss and Asuka as well as Nikki ASH and Doudrop promote their tag team tournament match next week. Bayley, IYO, and Dakota interrupt Bliss and Asuka. Their confrontation is interrupted by more commotion surrounding the parking lot.
No Disqualification Miz vs. AJ Styles.
Midway through the match, Ciampa comes out to try and help The Miz win but he ends up crashing through a table for his trouble. AJ wins The match with a Styles Clash. After the match, Dexter Lumis is shown briefly in the audience being apprehended by security.
Winner: AJ Styles by pinfall.