John Cena kicks off tonight’s Raw to explain why he has made his return to the WWE. It’s actually not because he has a chance for a seventeenth championship. It’s because Roman Reigns is an asshole who needs to be knocked down a peg, his words not mine. Cena has an epic Bro moment with Riddle before Riddle’s tag match with the Viking Raiders as they take on John Morrison, AJ Styles, and Omos.
- The Viking Raiders pick up the win hitting the Viking Experience on Morrison.
- Jaxson Ryker defeated Elias in as Symphony of Destruction match. Ryker hit a superplex through two tables on the outside of the ring.
Charlotte Flair is out tonight for a championship coronation which is basically a gloating fest for Charlotte’s victory last night. Charlotte is so confident she believes she could beat Rhea Ripley again any night of the week. That comment may come back to bite Charlotte as officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville come out to make the rematch official. An unhappy Charlotte uses the opportunity to hit Rhea with a cheap shot on her compromised knee.
- Tamina and Natalya defeated Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax after Tamina gets the pin with a Superkick. After the match, Reginald gets the blame for the loss and is dumped by Nia Jax. They leave Reginald in the ring. The 24/7 Championship contingent of the roster comes sprinting down the ring. Tozawa finds himself alone in the ring with Reginald who takes down Tozawa with impressive acrobatic moves and wins the 24/7 Championship. Reginald gets out of dodge with his new title. Talk about a turn of fortune.
- Sheamus defeated Humberto Carrillo after hitting Carrillo with a Brogue Kick.
- Bobby Lashley’s open challenge was answered by a returning Keith Lee who put up a valiant effort but was taken down after a Spear.
After the match, the music of Goldberg hits and the WWE Hall of Famer makes his way down to the ring. Goldberg gets in the face of Bobby Lashley and yells, “I’m next!” So it looks like we have our SummerSlam match.
Jinder Mahal is out to gloat about costing Drew McIntyre the Money in the Bank contract but things don’t end well when Drew shows up with a steel chair. Poor Shanky had two chairs busted over his back.
- Karrion Kross loses his Raw debut match to Jeff Hardy who uses the ropes to get some extra leverage on the pin. After the match, Karrion says Jeff Hardy just made the biggest mistake of his life.
- Tonight’s main event which saw Charlotte defending the Raw Women’s Championship in a rematch against Rhea Ripley ended in a Disqualification when Charlotte left the ring with the title then blasted Rhea in the face while Rhea chasing her down. An irate Rhea beats Charlotte down and drags her back to the ring. Suddenly the music of Nikki A.S.H. hits and Nikki comes sprinting down briefcase in hand. Nikki hops up on the top rope and hits Charlotte with a crossbody for the 123. Nikki A.S.H. is the new Raw Women’s Champion. The show ends with Nikki celebrating in the crowd.
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