Good evening Fight Fans, and welcome to our coverage for tonight's edition of WWE RAW!
- We open tonight's show with a video package promo by Alexa Bliss after Lily terrorized Shayna Baszler at the end of last week's show before saying that she's put Lily in time out before Nia shows up and tells Alexa that Shayna will see her at Hell in a Cell. Nia then challenges Alexa to a match later tonight before Alexa mocks Nia and accepts.
Nikki Cross vs Charlotte Flair
The two lock up before Charlotte is distracted by the arrival of Rhea and Nikki rolls her up for two before Charlotte sends Nikki out of the ring and sends her into the barricade while beckoning Rhea to the ring before booting Nikki against the barricade and tossing her back inside as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to Rhea now at ringside as Charlotte clotheslines Nikki and chokes her in the ropes before Nikki hits a tornado DDT and Charlotte catches her coming off of the apron before hitting a fall away slam onto the floor before Nikki gets back in before she's counted out.
Winner: Nikki Cross defeats Charlotte Flair via count out.
- After the match Charlotte attacks Nikki before she's saved by Rhea.
- Backstage Riddle talks with Jeff Hardy before the camera pans in on Riddle and back out before we see that Jeff left sometime during Riddle's diatribe before Randy shows up and they discuss their tag match against New Day later tonight.
Jeff Hardy vs John Morrison (w/ The Miz)
John takes control early before he's interrupted by Cedric who comes out down to ringside before Jeff gets two off of a pin attempt before throwing his towel at Miz at ringside before hitting a Whisper in the Wind for a deep two count before John hits a neckbreaker in the ropes and Starship Pain for the pin and the win.
Winner: John Morrison defeats Jeff Hardy via pinfall.
- After the match Jeff and Cedric agree to a match as Cedric gets into the ring and Jeff collects himself as we go to commercial.
Jeff Hardy vs Cedric Alexander
Jeff sends Cedric into the corner before sending him out of the ring and Cedric hits a dragon screw in the ropes before Jeff hits a jawbreaker and a slingshot dropkick before Cedric hits a driver and misses a Swanton before Jeff hits a Twist of Fate and a Swanton for the pin and the win.
Winner: Jeff Hardy defeats Cedric Alexander via pinfall.
Naomi vs Piper Niven (w/ Eva Marie)
Piper immediately drops Naomi and headbutts her before slamming her down and hitting a senton before hitting a running splash and the Piper Driver for the pin and the win.
Winner: Piper Niven defeats Naomi via pinfall.
- Earlier today Natalya and Tamina have a confrontation with Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke when Dana and Mandy get angry that Natty and Tamina are making noise while training when they're having a photo shoot before the four brawl in the ring until they're separated.
RKBRO vs New Day
Riddle and Xavier start the match off before Randy and Kofi come in and ND clear the ring as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to ND in control before Riddle and Xavier exchange running moves against the ropes and Riddle hits a suplex before tagging in Randy and hitting an assisted standing corkscrew senton before RKB isolate Xavier until he gets the hot tag to Kofi. Kofi drops Randy repeatedly and hits a Boom Drop before Riddle distracts Kofi and gets the blind tag before laying into him with kicks in the corner and running forearms before hitting an exploder and a PK into the Final Flash. Riddle then goes up top and hits the Floating Bro for a near fall before RKB clear the ring as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to ND in control as Xavier crotches Riddle on the top rope and hits a superplex before Kofi hits a diving splash for a near fall that Randy breaks up before Riddle gets a near fall with a small package before hitting Xavier with a bridging suplex for a near fall. RKB hit an assisted powerbomb for a near fall before Kofi saves Xavier from a draping DDT and Riddle comes in and ND hit a variation of a doomsday device for a near fall before Riddle counters Up Up Down Down and Xavier rolls Randy up for a near fall before Randy hits an RKO out of nowhere for the pin and the win.
Winner: RKBRO defeat New Day via pinfall.
- Backstage Rhea is interviewed ahead of her non-title match against Asuka later tonight as we go to commercial.
Rhea Ripley vs Asuka
Asuka is one step ahead of Rhea until Rhea comes back with a headbutt and rocks Asuka before Asuka locks in an octopus stretch that Rhea counters into a fireman's carry before Asuka takes her back and locks in a choke before Rhea falls back to break up the hold for two. Rhea then misses a running dropkick in the corner and spills out of the ring before dropping Asuka face first across the barricade as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to Asuka making her comeback as she dropkicks Rhea and the two exchange strikes before Asuka hits a running hip attack and Rhea hits a northern lights suplex for two before Asuka hits a German and a shining wizard for two before kicking Rhea in the chest and Rhea rocks her with knees. Rhea then counters a clutch before the two exchange submission attempts and Rhea hits the Rip Tide for the pin and the win.
Winner: Rhea Ripley defeats Asuka via pinfall.
- After the match Charlotte attacks Rhea before they brawl until officials and agents come out before they're repeatedly separated and Rhea boots Charlotte off of the apron and bloodies her nose.
- MVP and WWE champion Bobby Lashley are interviewed in their suite ahead of Bobby defending his title against Drew McIntyre at Hell in a Cell.
Alexa Bliss vs Nia Jax
Alexa jumps on Nia's back and chokes her before Nia backs into the corner and Alexa goes after Nia's leg before Nia runs her over and hits a running hip attack in the corner and a scoop slam before hitting a clothesline and missing a running leg drop. Alexa then gets distracted by Reginald at ringside when he jumps on the apron before Alexa hits a hammer lock DDT and Twisted Bliss before Reginald breaks up the pin for the disqualification.
Winner: Alexa Bliss defeats Reginald via disqualification.
- After the match Reginald and Alexa face off before Alexa seemingly briefly hypnotizes Reginald before Nia gets back in and Alexa leaves before waving at Reginald.
- Backstage MVP speaks with both member of New Day rather than just Kofi like he did last week before MVP leaves as we go to commercial.
Elias vs Jaxson Ryker
Elias hits Jaxson with a jumping knee before chopping him in the corner and Jaxson comes back with a back elbow before hitting a kitchen sink and clubbing blows in the corner before Elias chops him and Jaxson hits a uranage and tosses Elias over the top rope and down onto the floor. Jaxson then drives Elias into the post before Elias deliberately gets counted out when he's about to get back inside and changes his mind.
Winner: Jaxson Ryker defeats Elias via count out.
AJ Styles (w/ Omos) vs Drew McIntyre
AJ rocks Drew with a boot and chops him in the corner before Drew tosses AJ in the corner and drops him with a chop before hitting a high angle back drop and AJ comes back with a flurry before Drew hits the Future Shock DDT and Omos drags AJ out of the ring before Bobby comes down and gets onto the apron. Drew and Bobby then face off before they're interrupted by the Viking Raiders as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to Drew in control as he's stomping AJ in the corner as VR look on from one side of the ring and Bobby and MVP look on from the opposite side of the ring before Drew whips AJ into the corner and hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for two before AJ drops Drew across the top rope and down onto the floor. AJ sends Drew into the post and drops him with a boot before wrenching the head of Drew before Drew gets to his feet and hits a stunner before AJ hits a Pele kick and Drew turns him inside out with a clothesline before hitting a series of clotheslines for two. Drew hits a driver for two before setting AJ on the top rope and AJ slides out of the back before hitting an ushigoroshi for two before Drew comes back and attacks Bobby before hitting a diving clothesline to AJ and Bobby attacks him for the disqualification.
Winner: Drew McIntyre defeats AJ Styles via disqualification.
- After the match VR attack Bobby when he goes after Drew before they help Drew clear the ring as we go to commercial.
Drew McIntyre & Viking Raiders vs AJ Styles, Omos & Bobby Lashley
We come back from the break to the match already in progress as VR double team AJ before Bobby comes from out of nowhere and attacks Drew before joining Omos on the apron and tagging in before beating on Erik before Ivar gets the hot tag and takes out the champion. Bobby then hits Ivar with a uranage for a near fall that Erik breaks up before everyone hits a move and Ivar lays into Omos with strikes before Omos runs Ivar over and sends him out of the ring as we go to commercial.
Bobby beats on Ivar in the corner before stomping and choking him before Ivar gets the hot tag to Drew who faces off with Omos before Drew counters a chokeslam and Aj tags himself in and Drew throws him around the ring before Bobby distracts the referee and Omos pulls Drew down by his hair. Omos then sends both members of VR over the barricade before Aj tags in Bobby and Drew immediately hits a Claymore for the pin and the win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre and VIking Raiders defeat Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles, and Omos via pinfall.