VVenue: VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena (Jacksonville, FL)
|Seth Rollins||Shinsuke Nakamura and Damian Priest||Pedigree||World Heavyweight Championship Tournament 1st Round|
|Mustafa Ali||Otis w/ Chade Gable and Maxxine Dupree||450 Splash|
|Finn Balor||The Miz and Cody Rhodes||Coup de Grace||World Heavyweight Championship Tournament 1st Round|
|Rhea Ripley w/ Dominik||Dana Brooke||Prism Lock|
|Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens||Imperium||Helluva Kick|
|Zoey Stark||Nikki Cross||Z360|
|Dominik w/ Rhea Ripley||Xavier Woods||Roll-Up while holding tights|
|Seth Rollins||Finn Balor||Curbstomp||World Heavyweight Championship Tournament Semi-Finals|
Kick-Off with Cody Rhodes making his way to the ring, and asks Jacksonville what they wanna talk about? Cody says this was his home during the pandemic and they made a lot of good memories together so how about they make some more tonight. Before that however he wants to talk about Backlash, the biggest most watched about Backlash of all time. He wasn't able to enjoy Puerto Rico as much as he wanted because he had a beast in front of him, Brock Lesnar. What he discovered what Brock was made of because it was all over his fist, he realized Brock can be beaten because he did just that. The night after Wrestlemania Lesnar took his focus, but now his focus is crystal clear and it is the World Heavyweight Championship. Cody exits the ring and has the tournament bracket thrown up on the screen, multiple world champions, some of the biggest superstars on the planet. Cody says he'll fight like hell the same way he did at Backlash until he hears Samantha announce him as the new World Heavyweight Championship, and tells Jacksonville to let the tournament begin! Seth Rollins makes his way out for his match and smiles at Cody as he walks past.
Damian Priest is interviewed backstage, he says Bad Bunny did his thing at Backlash but his name will live on after the street fight because it took an entire island to beat him. Priest says by himself he will take down Seth Rollins and Shinsuke Nakamura, and at the end of the day we'll see if it's him or Finn Balor taking home the World Heavyweight Championship to the Judgement Day.
Ludwig and Giovanni are backstage announcing Imperium's arrival and say next week The Ring General Returns. They approach the tag champs Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn and demand their attention but Sami tells them to come back in 5 minutes because they're busy. Ludwig asks if he meant to disrespect them because next week when GUNTHER shows up they'll be out numbered. Owens asks if they're GUNTHER's henchmen and wonders why everyone has henchmen these days. Sami says while they dealt with the Usos and Roman for months, they'll be dealing with IMPERIUM in one night.
During the second triple threat match Cody hits Miz with 3 Cross-Rhodes but when he goes for the pin he is pulled out of the ring by Brock Lesnar who lays out Cody with an F5! After Balors win the match Brock follows up with another F5 through the announce table and demands a mic. Brock asks Cody what he wants to talk about and looks straight in the camera and demands it to look at his face with a massive stich in his forehead and a blackeye from Backlash. Brock grabs Cody and says he wants to talk about himself and demands Cody look at his face and asks Cody if he wants to take credit for this. Brock says he wants a fight at Night of Champions and asks Cody's lifeless body who's the coward now. Brock walks off as officials check on Cody. As Brock is leaving he looks at the World Heavyweight Championship on the stage and laughs.
Backstage Cody is limping on as he is helped to the trainers room.
After their match Rhea hits Dana with another Rip-Tide and slaps the Prism Lock on her again until Nattalya comes down to the ring and stares down with Rhea. Dom whispers in Rhea's ear and they leave.
Zoey Stark is interviewed backstage, she says she's amazing at what she does and has complete confidence in what she does. She finds Nikki Cross backstage and says this is exactly why she's going to succeed, there's nothing but weirdos. Zoey says this gives her a great idea and wants to beat Nikki in her first Raw match. Nikki says she wants to play and Zoey takes that as a yes.
Backstage Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville are going backstage getting people to sign a petition, first they have Xia Li sign before finding Johnny Gargano, Candice, and Indi Hartwell. Chelsea says this petition is about righting the injustices in the world, namely getting them a rematch for the women's tag titles. Indi says she doesn't know and looks off-screen to ask Dexter what he thinks and he gives them a thumbs down. Chelsea and Sonya storm off as Johnny says he's happy they're all a family again.
Rhea Ripley and Dominik are interviewed backstage, Rhea says she welcomes the pressure of being the number one draft pick when she hears laughing from off screen. Dominik sees Xavier Woods and Akira Tozawa laughing and Dom tells them to have some respect when Mami is talking. Woods says it looks like Dom got his fit from the lost and found but if they have a problem they can settle it in the ring tonight. Rhea accepts on the behalf of "Dom-Dom" and Woods says he'll see her out there.
Trish Stratus makes her way to the ring. She asks the fans if anyone has seen Becky Lynch and says she's really worried because she's been missing for a month. Trish says she has used all her platforms and tools to try and find her, and once she is found everyone can say Thank You Trish. Trish says Becky will be found in some dark corner of Iowa with her dumb daughter, but she won't be coming to Raw because this is now Trish's show, her spotlight, and no one is going to steal it. She doesn't care if she is Becky Freakin' Lynch. Becky's music hit but Trish starts to laugh and says everyone is so gullible and dumb, as gullible as Becky was when she thought Trish was her friend. Trish tells a story of one time her daughter wanted a doll as the crowd starts to chant for Becky. She says it's funny because her daughter wanted to name the doll Becky Lynch because how she looked up to her. Becky's music hits again but Trish says they already did that joke but Becky appears in the ring behind Trish! Trish turns around and Becky hits her with a right hand and follows up with a Bex-Ploder, sending Trish to the outside. Becky gets on the mic and says if Trish wants her she's right here, and the man has come around to kick her ass.
Cody Rhodes is icing his ribs in the trainer room as Sami and Kevin check on him. Zayn wants to know what is going to happen and Adam Pearce tells him nothing yet.
Jinder Mahal introduces Veer and Sanga as two men who have conquered continents, they have waited for their moment to strike and from the shadows they emerge to shake the very foundation of Monday Night Raw.
Shinsuke Nakamura is sitting backstage when Miz asks if he has nothing to say, and says that if he agreed to have his back they'd both still be in the tournament and tells him to give Miz-kuke Nakamura. Shinsuke says Miz is right and Miz is his opportunity and next week it'll be the Miz and Shinsuke Nakamura, one on one an it is going to be awesome.
Chelsea and Sonya are looking for more signatures when Liv and Raquel approach and say they'd gladly sign since Chelsea and Sonya only had to women up and ask for a rematch. Liv signs but Sonya says they weren't expecting to face Liv and Sonya since they're betting on Damage CTRL winning on Smackdown.
Cody Rhodes is interviewed backstage, he says obviously he doesn't feel good about not getting to be the first World Heavyweight Champion on Raw in a tournament that was his to win and he doesn't know what to say. What he does know this is the second time Brock has attacked him from behind for no reason. Cody thinks it may be because Brock's grip on the main event scene is loosening bit by bit. Cody says if Brock wants to fight then against his better judgement he accepts the challenge for Night of Champions.
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