Good evening Fight Fans, and welcome to our coverage for tonight's edition of WWE RAW!
- We open tonight's show with Adam and Sonya where they announce an over the top rope battle royal to decide who will get the last spot in the battle royal due to Randy not being cleared to compete. Riddle then shows up with a doctored letter that he claims to be from Randy, which they debunk before he tries to lobby himself into the triple threat before they agree to add him into the battle royal.
Money in the Bank Last Chance Qualifier Battle Royal Match
Drew Gulak is the first to be eliminated by Shelton Benjamin before Shelton is eliminated by Jinder before Mustafa and Angel are eliminated before Truth and Akira are next to be eliminated and Gulak pins Akira at ringside for the 24/7 title before Truth takes it back from Drew moments later only for Akira to win the title back and run off. Omos comes out to the ring and single-handedly eliminates the Viking Raiders from ringside before throwing them into the barricade and LED board below the apron as we go to commercial.
Damian gets two quick eliminations before exchanging with Jinder and eliminating him before exchanging with Jeff who takes him and Riddle out before dropkicking Cedric and Cedric eliminates him before Priest eliminates Cedric and Riddle eliminates Priest to win the match.
Winner: Riddle last eliminates Damian Priest to win the battle royal and gain entry into the triple threat and gain Randy a spot in the Money in the Bank match.
- Backstage Shayna, Nia, and Reginald discuss Shayna's loss to Alexa at Hell in a Cell as well as her and Nia losing to Nikki Cross and Asuka last week ahead of Shayna's one on one match against Nikki up next as we go to commercial.
- AJ and Omos are interviewed backstage ahead of AJ competing in the Last Chance Triple Threat match in tonight's main event.
Nikki Cross vs Shayna Baszler (w/ Nia Jax & Reginald)
Shayna and Nikki start the match off by exchanging wrist locks before Shayna drops Nikki repeatedly and suplexes her before sending her into the turnbuckle and stomping her down before Nikki counters an air raid crash and a knee before Nikki dropkicks her through the ropes and down onto the floor. Alexa then comes out to the ring as Shayna regroups with Nia and Reginald before Nikki takes them all out with a slingshot cross body before getting back inside and celebrating as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to Nikki still in control before Shayna makes her comeback and Nikki hits a tornado DDT as Alexa looks on from ringside before distracting Shayna by attacking Nia and Reginald and Nikki rolls her up for the pin and the win.
Winner: Nikki Cross defeats Shayna Baszler via pinfall.
- Kofi Kingston comes out to the ring to address Xavier Woods' loss to WWE champion Bobby Lashley last week in a Hell in a Cell match before MVP comes out to address Kofi on Bobby's behalf before Kofi lays MVP out when he goes to hit him with his cane.
Naomi & Asuka vs Doudrop & Eva Marie
Naomi and Doudrop start the match off before Asuka comes in and hits a missile dropkick before rocking Doudrop with an enzuigiri and Doudrop hits a running splash in the corner before Asuka counters a driver into the Asuka Lock before Doudrop flings her off of her back and Eva denies the tag like Doudrop did to her last week. Doudrop then counters Asuka and hits a senton before running Naomi over and hitting Asuka with a sliding cross body for the pin and the win.
Winner: Doudrop and Eva Marie defeat Asuka and Naomi via pinfall.
Ricochet vs John Morrison (w/ The Miz)
Ricochet drops John repeatedly before John drives him into the corner and sweeps him before mule kicking him and dropping him with a low roundhouse for two before Ricochet dropkicks him out of the ring and hits a baseball slide before Miz blocks Ricochet from John. Ricochet then leaps over Miz and takes John out before spraying him with water as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to John now in control as he sweeps Ricochet in the ring and Ricochet comes back with a flurry of strikes and knees before hitting a DVD and a sliding clothesline for two before John hits a sliding knee for two before hitting a springboard roundhouse and missing Starship Pain. John then dives over the barricade when Ricochet goes for a dive before Ricochet hits a springboard cross body onto John over the barricade before the both of them are counted out.
Winner: No Contest due to double count out.
Charlotte Flair, Natalya & Tamina vs Rhea Ripley, Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke
Everyone immediately brawl before pairing off and Rhea and company clear the ring and Charlotte, Natty and Tamina regroup as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to Dana in control of Natty as she hits a head scissors and a snap mare before slamming Natty and Dana clears the apron of Tamina before Charlotte hits her from behind and tags in before mocking Rhea and stomping Dana in the corner. Dana gets the hot tag to Rhea who drops Charlotte repeatedly. Rhea then headbutts Charlotte and hits a northern lights suplex for two before Charlotte tags in Natty and Mandy and Dana double up on Natty for two before Mandy and Natty exchange pins until Mandy sends Natty out of the ring and Charlotte boots Mandy for the pin and the win.
Winner: Charlotte Flair, Natalya, and Tamina defeat Rhea Ripley, Mandy Rose, and Dana Brooke via pinfall.
- After the match Rhea cheap shots Charlotte and chop blocks her before escaping.
Elias vs Jaxson Ryker
Elias immediately attacks Jaxson and beats him down before dumping him out of the ring and into the steps before Jaxson comes back and whips Elias before dropping him and Elias comes back with a jumping knee for two before whipping Jaxson and Jaxson whips him back before whipping him into the corner. Jaxson then pulls Elias into him with the strap and hits a black hole slam for the pin and the win.
Winner: Jaxson Ryker defeats Elias via pinfall.
- Backstage Riddle is getting ready for his triple threat match before Damian shows up and the two talk before Damian gives Riddle advice before leaving as we go to commercial.
Money in the Bank Last Chance Qualifier Triple Threat Match
Drew McIntyre vs AJ Styles vs Riddle
The three exchange before Drew drops Riddle and AJ before suplexing Riddle for two before sending AJ face first into the middle turnbuckle and Riddle kicks Drew in the ropes before hitting Drew and AJ with running moves in opposite corners before Drew hits an overhead belly to belly to Riddle and AJ. AJ then sends Drew into the post before Riddle and AJ counter each other's attempts to suplex the other through the announce table before Drew suplexes Riddle onto the floor after he suplexes AJ before Riddle puts Drew through the table as we go to commercial.
AJ hits Riddle with a dragon screw before focusing on his leg to set up the Calf Crusher before hitting a Pele kick for two as Omos looks on before Riddle beats AJ down in the corner with strikes before AJ takes him down and Riddle takes his back before AJ locks in a half crab before Riddle gets to the ropes for the break. AJ hits a brainbuster for a deep two count before Riddle boots AJ in the ropes and hits a draping DDT before calling for the RKO and AJ counters into a burning hammer for a near fall before Riddle counters a Styles Clash and Drew drives AJ into the barricade and apron multiple times. Drew drives Riddle into the corner and stomps him before beating him down and hitting a reverse Alabama slam before Riddle sends him over the top rope and down onto the floor before Riddle knocks AJ off of the apron and takes out AJ and Drew with a tope before accidentally kicking the steps. Officials and medical staff then help Riddle to the back as we go to commercial.
We come back from the break to Riddle no longe in the match as Drew hits a spine buster into a jack knife cover for two before AJ counters a superplex and hits an ushigoroshi for two before AJ hits Drew with a spinning back fist and Drew hits a falcon arrow for two before AJ counters a Claymore and locks in the Calf Crusher as Riddle hobbles down to the ring. Riddle then locks in a sleeper on AJ before AJ elbows his knee and Riddle hits Drew with a Pele and rocks AJ with a jumping knee when he goes for the Phenomenal Forearm before he hits an RKO and Omos drags AJ out of the ring before Drew pins Riddle with a Claymore for the pin and the win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre defeats AJ Styles and Riddle via pinfall to gain entry into the Men's Money in the Bank match.