Before Monday Night Raw even went on the air, tensions boiled over, as Raw Women’s Champion Asuka and Sasha Banks brawled as the show went live on USA Network. Things eventually calmed down, and WWE Champion Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler arrived to start the contract signing.
After the contract was signed, McIntyre said he would let Ziggler choose the stipulation for their title match at Extreme Rules: The Horror Show. But before Ziggler could respond, Asuka interrupted to sign her contract to face The Boss. After Banks put her stamp on it, Asuka pounced on her challenger. Ziggler tried to do the same to McIntyre, but he was sent scampering once the WWE Champion attempted to land a Claymore.
Erik & Ivar stopped Zelina Vega’s charges from attacking Big Show, but they could not overcome them inside the ring. Despite Andrade nearly walking out on the match, he and Garza were able to get back on the same page for a moment and pin Erik after Garza connected with the Wing Clipper to get the victory.
Despite the presence of Akira Tozawa’s ninjas at ringside, Truth pinned Tozawa after feigning a knee injury and got his baby back. Unfortunately for R-Truth, the ninjas have their eye on the 24/7 Championship, and they chased him out of the WWE Performance Center.
Raw was a night of asking for forgiveness. First, The Monday Night Messiah asked Rey Mysterio to forgive him, not for the gruesome eye injury and the pain it caused Mysterio’s family, but for what he’s going to do to the masked man in the future. On the other hand, Mysterio asked his son Dominik to forgive him for the lengths he’ll go to in order to get payback on Rollins.
Once again, Aleister Black & Humberto Carrillo had the Mysterio family’s back, calling out Seth Rollins and his disciple Murphy for a tag team showdown. But this was The Monday Night Messiah’s night, as not only did he and Murphy emerge victorious, but Rollins sent a clear message to Rey Mysterio, placing one of his masks on Carrillo before ruthlessly stomping him into the steel ring steps.
While Ruby Riott was out to shut up The IIconics after their run-in earlier in the night, Peyton Royce succeeded in getting The IIconics back on track, picking up the victory with a devastating spinning brainbuster.
Although they received encouragement from Ric Flair, Andrade and Angel Garza could not stay on the same page for this battle. Despite Zelina Vega’s pleas, Garza walked out, leaving Andrade to fall victim to the KO Punch and Chokeslam, giving The World’s Largest Athlete a big win as he continues to hunt down Randy Orton.
United States Champion Apollo Crews was out to show that he doesn’t need MVP as a manager. MVP seemingly proved otherwise, as the veteran grappler got the victory over the champion in non-title action thanks to an assist from Bobby Lashley. The All Mighty leapt into the ring after the bell, locking the Full Nelson on Crews, but Ricochet and Cedric Alexander rushed to his aid, helping to break the fearsome hold.
Ricochet may have been able to stay one step ahead of The All Mighty for most of their battle, but once Bobby Lashley trapped him in the Full Nelson, there was no escape. For good measure, The All Mighty also locked Cedric Alexander in the powerful submission hold.
In a fiercely-contested Mixed Tag Team Match between the champions and challengers set to battle at Extreme Rules: The Horror Show, the challengers emerged victorious. Asuka nearly had Banks in the Asuka Lock, but The Boss slipped out of the hold, rolled over and pinned the Raw Women’s Champion to win the match for herself and The Showoff, putting the champions on their back foot as Extreme Rules draws near.
- Numbers in parentheses indicate the length of the match.
- (c) refers to the champion(s) heading into the match.
- Andrade & Angel Garza defeated The Viking Raiders (Ivar & Erik) (11:15)
- R-Truth defeated Akira Tozawa (c) to win the WWE 24-7 Championship
- Seth Rollins & Murphy defeated Humberto Carrillo & Aleister Black (10:20)
- Peyton Royce (w/ Billie Kay) defeated Ruby Riott (3:15)
- Big Show defeated Andrade & Angel Garza (w/ Zelina Vega) in a Two on One Handicap Match (5:30)
- MVP (w/ Bobby Lashley) defeated Apollo Crews (6:40)
- Bobby Lashley (w/ MVP) defeated Ricochet (w/ Cedric Alexander) (6:40)
- Sasha Banks & Dolph Ziggler defeated Asuka & Drew McIntyre in a Mixed Tag Team Match (14:05)
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