WWE RAW Report – 8/1/22

Aug 1, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

– The post-SummerSlam edition of WWE RAW opens live on the USA Network as Jimmy Smith welcomes us to the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. He’s joined at ringside by Corey Graves and Byron Saxton. The crowd is already fired up.

– We go right to the ring and out first comes Becky Lynch as Mike Rome does the introduction. Lynch comes out with her arm in a sling. We see a video package of highlights from Lynch’s SummerSlam loss to RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair. We also see their post-match embrace, then the returns of Bayley, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky, and their face-off with Lynch and Belair.

Fans chant “Becky!” now. She welcomes Houston to the Big Time and they pop again. Lynch says she gives it her all in everything she does, and she’s talked about hitting rock bottom and losing her way when she lost her title before, but she’s happy to say she found who she was at SummerSlam, and it’s not with the fancy clothes or the constant need of validation or glory, it’s in the persistence, the relentless performance, owning every mistake she’s ever made, the pursuit to being better than she was yesterday. And so when she separated her should on Saturday night, she had two choices – give up or give it everything she had, and so she grit her teeth and fought through 20 of the most painful minutes of her career, it wasn’t as painful as the realization that she’d become separated from reality.

Lynch goes on about creating the best women’s division ever, for the women who work hard each week, so when the referee counted 3, she knew she gave her best, but it wasn’t enough that night. She knows she is not defined by any match, she defines the match, and she is not defined by any title, she defines the title, and she will not be defined by any man, she defines The Man. She says we start a new era, a new comeback story, and it starts now. But she wants to give thanks to the woman who has pushed her every week for the last year. Lynch calls Belair to the ring.

Belair comes to the ring to a pop. She stops on the apron and fans cheer her on, and chant “EST!” now. Belair enters and declares Lynch to be The Man. They hug in the middle of the ring. Lynch tells Belair to hold it down, and she will see her soon. Lynch drops the mic and exits the ring as fans chant her name. Belair knows people question how she has respect for Lynch, and Belair hasn’t forgotten how Lynch did what she did, but she has never wanted to be handed anything, and the title is only worth the amount of work she’s willing to put in, and Lynch made her work for it.

Belair goes on about the mutual respect and says it means something. She goes on about how she won’t be caught slipping until the camera suddenly cuts backstage to Bayley, Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai. They are standing over a hurt Lynch, who has been attacked with a steel chair. Belair rushes to the back from the ring as Bayley, Sky and Kai retreat. Belair and officials check on Lynch to end the segment.

– The announcers hype tonight’s RAW. We go to a video package on the legacy of the WWE United States Title, narrated by WWE Hall of Famer JBL.

#1 Contender’s Triple Threat: AJ Styles vs. The Miz vs. Mustafa Ali

We go back to the ring as tonight’s commercial-free first hour of RAW continues and out comes AJ Styles. The winner of this Triple Threat will advance to a singles match against tonight’s second Triple Threat winner, to determine the new #1 contender to WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley. Out next comes Mustafa Ali, followed by The Miz. We see highlights from Logan Paul’s win over Miz at SummerSlam.

We see Paul’s new Twitter video. He says he wants more of WWE. He says what happened at SummerSlam was the coolest thing he’s ever done, he’s addicted, and might’ve found his calling. Paul has called WWE executives to let them know he wants it all. Paul goes on and says he doesn’t know when or where it will be but it will be history making when he returns to the ring. Miz is in the ring with his ribs taped up and he’s not happy with the Paul video. The bell rings and AJ charges Miz, forcing him to retreat to the floor. Ali drops AJ. Miz goes for Ali from the apron but it back-fires. AJ dropkicks Miz into the announce table. Miz prevents AJ from hitting a Styles Clash on Ali, then pulls him out into the announce table.

Miz shows off but Ali flies out and takes him down. Ali brings Miz back in and they tangle until Miz sends Ali face-first into the turnbuckles. AJ with chops to Miz now. Fans chant for AJ but Miz drops him into the corner. Miz keeps control of AJ and yells at the crowd for the Logan Paul chants. Miz with a 2 count on AJ. AJ comes right back with a right hand. AJ kicks Miz in the corner but Miz launches him into the corner. Miz knocks AJ off the top. Ali runs in and tangles with Miz on the top now. AJ counters and slams Ali on his face. Miz comes off the top and nails a big boot to AJ, then a DDT to Ali for a close 2 count.

Miz with It Kicks to AJ while he’s on his knees now. AJ blocks a roundhouse kick and drops Miz with an enziguri. AJ and Ali unload on each other now. AJ drops Ali with a big slap. More back and forth now. AJ dropkicks Miz off the apron to the floor. Ali and AJ trade more offense now. Ali drops both opponents at once. Ali goes to the top for a 450 but he has to roll through. AJ catches him with Ushigoroshi, then drops Miz with a pele kick. Fans chant “this is awesome!” now. AJ goes to the apron and goes to springboard in but Miz pulls him to the floor. AJ works Miz over and sends him ribs-first into the announce table. Ali comes flying out of the ring to take AJ down on the floor with a huge tornado DDT.

Ali slowly brings Miz back in but Miz catches him with a Skull Crushing Finale. Miz is slow to capitalize and Ali kicks out at 2. Miz with strikes to Ali in the corner. Ali superkicks him. Ali goes to the top and hits the 450 but he goes right into a waiting Styles Clash for the pin to win.

Winner: AJ Styles

– After the match, AJ stands tall as the music hits and we go to replays. AJ will face Ciampa, Dolph Ziggler or Chad Gable to determine the new #1 contender to the WWE United States Title.

– We see what happened earlier to Becky Lynch backstage. Becky is in the trainer’s room now, recalling what she remembers. She is asking for some ice. We cut backstage to Sarah Schreiber, who is with Bayley, Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai. Schreiber asks why they attacked Lynch earlier. Bayley says this isn’t about Lynch or RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, this is about us, and you will see soon enough. They walk off and Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos come walking in the door. The two teams nod at each other and share looks. Sarah asks The Usos about tonight’s main event title defense against The Mysterios. They say they are 100% and SummerSlam was business as usual for The Bloodline and tonight they will beat The Mysterios again, because… they are the 2s, and we are the 1s.

– We go back to the ring and out comes Seth Rollins. We see recent happenings between Rollins and Riddle, including the angle at SummerSlam. Rollins takes the mic now and welcomes everyone to Monday Night Rollins.

Rollins laughs about not having to hear from that idiot Riddle. He says it took a lot of guts to show up at SummerSlam and call Rollins out, but there’s a thin line between gutsy and stupid, and Riddle has crossed the stupid line more than Rollins can count. Rollins says there’s a silver lining – Riddle has wanted so much to be like his best bro Randy Orton and now he is on the shelf with a career-threatening injury like Orton. Rollins laughs and fans boo. Rollins says now he can turn his attention to Roman Reigns and his Undisputed WWE Universal Title. The music interrupts and out comes The Street Profits, Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins.

Rollins doesn’t care if they’re good friends with Riddle. Rollins keeps talking trash to the crowd and taunts The Street Profits for losing to The Usos again. He says they suck so much as a tag team they should break up. Dawkins brings up how they defeated Rollins to win the RAW Tag Team Titles. Ford brings up how Cody Rhodes beat Rollins while injured. Rollins tells them to shut up again. Rollins says he’d love to go and fight them but there’s only one of him. Rollins tells them to split up and find their ways back to him, then they can go at it one-on-one. Dawkins asks the crowd if they want to see Rollins face one of them. Dawkins says they’re going to play Paper, Rock, Scissors. Ford says this is the only time we will see them separated. Dawkins loves Ford. Ford wins and charges down the ramp with a referee. He puts on the brakes and out comes Rollins.

Seth Rollins vs. Montez Ford

Seth Rollins rushes back in but Montez Ford levels him back to the floor as the bell rings. They fight at ringside and Rollins brings it back in but Ford puts him down for a 2 count.

Ford goes to the top but Rollins retreats to the floor to boos. Ford follows but Rollins tries for a Pedigree on the floor. Ford back-drops Rollins on the floor. They return to the ring and Rollins cuts Ford off, then slams him over the top rope, then kicks him to the floor. Rollins sends Ford ribs-first into the ring post. He returns to the ring as the referee counts.

Ford makes it right back in before the 10 count but Rollins stays on him. Rollins chops Ford around the ring but Ford fights out of the corner with chops of his own. Rollins turns it back around and nails a big Gutbuster for a 2 count. Rollins grounds Ford from behind on the mat now. Ford fights Rollins off with back elbows on their feet now but Rollins counters and nails a back suplex.

Rollins smacks Ford around and talks some trash. Rollins tries to suplex Ford in from the apron but Ford rocks him, then nails a big top rope crossbody for a 2 count. They get up and trade strikes in the middle of the ring now. Ford rocks Rollins, then nails a running clothesline. Ford unloads with offense now, then slams Rollins back on his head. Ford gets hyped up and hits the standing moonsault for another close 2 count. More back and forth now. Ford with a big Blockbuster for another close 2 count.

Ford shows some frustration now but he drops Rollins again and slowly goes to the top. Rollins drops Ford with an enziguri and rolls him for 2. Ford escapes but walks into a superkick. Rollins covers for 2. Rollins is all smiles as he prepares for the Stop. Ford dodges it and they tangle. Rollins with a big roaring elbow. Ford prevents the Buckle Bomb, then hits a big tornado DDT from the second rope. Rollins still kicks out at 2.

More back and forth between the two. Ford goes to the top but Rollins cuts him off. Rollins with a big Buckle Bomb across the ring, then right into a Falcon Arrow. Ford still kicks out and Rollins can’t believe it. A crazed Rollins goes to the top now, calling Ford a bitch and then going for the Frogsplash. Rollins misses as Ford moves. Fans pop as Ford goes to the top for the Frogsplash but Rollins gets his knees up and Ford lands hard. Rollins follows up with the Stomp for the pin to win.

Winner: Seth Rollins

– After the match, Rollins celebrates as the music hits. He goes to attack Ford again but Angelo Dawkins runs down to make the save, forcing Rollins to retreat.

– We see a video package of highlights from the SummerSlam main event. Graves says we will have exclusive post-SummerSlam footage later on. The announcers hype Drew McIntyre vs. Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns at WWE Clash at The Castle. They also go over some mainstream media coverage of SummerSlam.

Asuka vs. Alexa Bliss

We go back to the ring and out comes Alexa Bliss with Lilly. Out next comes Asuka.

The bell rings and they lock up, trading holds. Asuka rocks Bliss with a forearm to the jaw. More back and forth now. Bliss with another close 2 count. Bliss with knee strikes while Asuka is down. Bliss rocks Asuka with a knee for a 2 count. Bliss grounds Asuka with a headlock now. Asuka fights up and out but Bliss drops her, then nails a double knees but misses the moonsault.

Asuka follows up with a sliding kick for a 2 count. Asuka with big strikes and a suplex, dropping Bliss on her head. Asuka with a corner Hip Attack. Bliss gets dropped into Asuka’s neck. Asuka keeps control until Bayley, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky rush the ring and the referee calls the match.

– After the bell, Bliss is triple teamed while Asuka waits in the corner. Asuka is attacked now. Sky goes to the top for a moonsault with a steel chair onto Asuka, but Bianca Belair rushes down and the heels retreat through the crowd. Belair takes the mic and says she doesn’t care which one it is, but she wants a match with one of the heels tonight. Belair tends to Bliss and Asuka as we go to commercial.

– Back from the break and Bianca Belair vs. Iyo Sky is announced for later.

#1 Contender’s Triple Threat: Dolph Ziggler vs. Ciampa vs. Chad Gable

We go back to the ring and out first comes Dolph Ziggler for the second Triple Threat of the night. The winner will face AJ Styles to determine the new #1 contender to WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley. Ciampa is out next wearing new gear. Chad Gable is out next with a mic. He says Houston has a problem and that problem comes tonight in the form of Master Gable, who has a brain so big it’s twice the size of Texas. He goes on ranting, and says he will put this country on his back once again, and takes a shot at the Houston Astros as fans boo him, saying he won’t have to cheat to win like the Astros. The bell rings and Ciampa drops Ziggler. Ziggler comes back with a dropkick.

Gable rolls Ziggler for 1. Ziggler dropkicks Gable for a 2 count as Ciampa breaks it up. Ciampa works over Ziggler now. Gable drops Ziggler from behind and works him over. Gable and Ciampa double team Ziggler now. This goes on until they have words and shove each other. Ziggler fights them both off but Ciampa catches him and catapults him into the top of the ring post.

Gable gets Ciampa on his shoulders but Ciampa fights free and they go at it. Gable drops Ciampa on his face, then stomps his face into the mat. Ziggler with a Zig Zag on Gable for 2. All three competitors are down as we go to a picture-in-picture commercial.

Back from the break and Gable catches Ziggler in an ankle lock. Ciampa runs in and applies a Crossface to Ziggler while he’s in the ankle lock. Ciampa fights Gable now. Gable ends up fighting Ciampa off while keeping the ankle lock. Ciampa charges and drops Gable with a running leg drop to the back of the head for a close 2 count.

Ciampa chops Ziggler in the corner now, then works on the knee. Ciampa takes Ziggler to the top and hits the super Air Raid Crash but Gable breaks the pin up just in time. Gable and Ciampa unload on each other now. Gable goes down but dodges a running knee. Gable goes for a German suplex to Ciampa but Ziggler assists with a Zig Zag while Gable is in mid-suplex. Gable kicks out of Ziggler’s pin attempt. Ziggler dumps Gable to the floor now. Ciampa rolls Ziggler for 2 with a handful of tights. Ziggler also uses a handful of tights for 2.

Ziggler blocks a Fairytale Ending and superkicks Ciampa. Gable tries to steal the pin by sending Ziggler out but Ziggler pulls him to the floor. Ciampa with a running knee to knock Ziggler off the apron. Gable back-slides Ciampa for 2. Ciampa with a big knee to Gable, then the Fairytale Ending for the pin to win.

Winner: Ciampa

– After the match, Ciampa stands tall as the music hits. We go to replays. Ciampa vs. Styles is confirmed for later with the winner becoming the new #1 contender to Lashley.

– We get a video on recent happenings with The Judgment Dy, including their SummerSlam loss to The Mysterios and the return of WWE Hall of Famer Edge.

– Back from a break and we see more highlights from SummerSlam at Nissan Stadium in Nashville.

– We go back to the ring and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Edge to a huge pop. Edge comes out to his “Metalingus” theme and hits the ring to pose for the crowd.

Fans chant “Edge!” as the music stops. Edge thanks Houston for the reception and says to be fair, he’s been a bit of an asshole for the past few months but that all changes now because we both get what we want. Edge says he will keep this real simple – he created Judgment Day with the idea of helping younger talent realize their full potential, maybe pass on some of his knowledge from his 30 year career to Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley. Fans boo and Edge encourages them. Edge says it felt like they were just getting started and going somewhere, but that first taste of power clouded their judgment and they thought they learned all they could from Edge, but they were damn wrong.

Edge admits they, along with Finn Balor, got one over on him, which is rare, and put him on the shelf or a few months. Edge says at SummerSlam he pulled himself out of the hell they put him in and now it’s time to kill what he created. Edge names all three by their first names, then says he is going to end The Judgment Day. Edge tosses the mic as his music starts back up. He exits the ring and greets some fans at ringside.

– Kevin Patrick is backstage with The Mysterios now. Rey Mysterio says The Judgment Day is now in their rear-views, and they have to deal with Edge, and they have no idea what they have coming. Rey talks about his bond with Edge and how he helped them deal with The Judgment Day, and he’s thankful for that. Rey goes on and looks ahead to capturing the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles from The Usos tonight.

– Still to come, Bianca Belair vs. Iyo Sky in a non-title match. Back to commercial.

– Back from the break and we get a look at last week’s WWE tryouts in Nashville.

– Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Bayley, Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai now. Bayley agrees that everyone is talking about SummerSlam, but not Becky Lynch or Bianca Belair, they’re talking about us, she says. Bayley asks if we’ve been watching the same show as her because these idiots on RAW have been in a downward spiral since she left, so she took it as a cry for help, to come save the show. Bayley says she outsourced two that have waited for this moment for far too long, and who actually needed the opportunity. Kai says they know how to play The Game, and Bayley says they know how to get what they want, and soon they will be in control. Sky issues a warning says she will see Bianca Belair out there. The heels head off to the ring as Bayley hypes them up.

RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Iyo Sky

We go back to the ring and out first comes Iyo Sky with Bayley and Dakota Kai. Sky poses on the ropes and plays to the crowd. The music interrupts and out comes RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair for this non-title match.

The bell rings and Belair charges but they start brawling. Belair with big shoulder thrusts in the corner. Belair flips off the second rope and dropkicks Sky back into the corner. Sky puts Belair on the apron and knocks her to the floor. Sky with a big moonsault from the apron to the floor. Sky is in control as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and they’re going at it. Belair mounts offense with shoulders and more. Belair kips-up for a pop, then tells Sky to bring it. Sky counters and drops Belair into the middle rope, then nails running double knees to the back. Sky with boots to the throat while Belair is down in the corner, then a thrust kick for a 2 count. Sky with more offense and pin attempts. Sky shows a bit of frustration now. She flies off the top with a crossbody but Belair catches her and rolls through, then nails a fall-away slam. Belair hits the Jaded slam now, then goes for the running moonsault but Sky kicks out just in time. Belair goes to the top but she’s distracted by Bayley and Kai, who are at ringside.

Sky takes advantage and leaps up with a big right hand to stun Belair on the top. Sky climbs up and launches Belair to the mat with a hurricanrana. Belair still kicks out at 2. Sky counters a suplex and rolls Belair for 2. They trade counters and Belair nails a big vertical suplex in the middle of the ring. They end up tangling on the apron now. Belair tries to hit a German off the apron but it’s blocked. They end up on the floor now and Belair swings Sky head-first into the barrier. Kai and Bayley sit on the apron now to taunt Belair while Sky recovers. Asuka and Alexa Bliss come walking down the ramp to stand with Belair. The two sides have words at ringside as we go to a picture-in-picture commercial break.

Back from the break and Belair has Sky up top for a superplex, and she nails it, then hits a standing moonsault for a close 2 count. Bliss and Asuka cheer Belair on as Bayley and Kai taunt her. Sky fights out of a hold with back elbows, then drops Belair. Sky goes on and nails the running double knees while Belair is down in the corner.

Belair comes back and spikes Belair into the mat with a Spinebuster. Sky gets her knees up and blocks the standing moonsault now. Fans rally as Sky and Belair get up and Belair rocks Sky with a forearm. Bayley grabs at Belair’s leg, distracting her. Belair still stays on Sky but Sky rolls her up with her feet on the ropes but Bliss removes them. This leads to a big brawl breaking out among all six Superstars. The brawl goes on for a few minutes until officials hit the ring and try to restore order.

– The Miz and Ciampa are backstage with Kevin Patrick now. Miz says he was cheated at SummerSlam in the match against Logan Paul, and WWE is not some playground for an entitled YouTuber. He says AJ Styles blindsided Ciampa like the coward he is to help Paul get a tainted win on Saturday. Miz goes on and says tonight isn’t about him, it’s about Ciampa. Ciampa says tonight AJ will see he picked the wrong side at SummerSlam. Ciampa used to respect AJ, his accomplishments and journey to WWE, but he chose to back a social media influence who made a mockery of our home, so when he crushes AJ’s United States Title dreams tonight, it will be that more satisfying. Miz points to Ciampa’s passion and devotion, and says Ciampa may not have helped him beat Paul at SummerSlam, but Miz will help Ciampa become the next elite WWE Superstar. Miz says under his tutelage, Ciampa will become the next WWE United States Champion. Ciampa nods in approval as we go back to commercial.

– Back from the break and WWE Hall of Famer Booker T is introduced to a big hometown pop. Booker is on commentary with Graves, Smith and Saxton, for the next match.

WWE United States Title #1 Contender’s Match: Ciampa vs. AJ Styles

Ciampa is already waiting in the ring and The Miz is hyping him up. We see what led to this #1 contender’s match, which will see the winner earn a future title shot from WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley. The music hits and out next comes AJ Styles to a pop.

The bell rings and they go at it. Ciampa takes AJ down and focuses on his hurt neck. Ciampa drops AJ with a shoulder and stomps away in the corner as Miz cheers him on. Ciampa with another headlock now. They tangle and AJ nails a backbreaker over his knee, and another. AJ sells his hurt shoulder from earlier as fans cheer him on.

Ciampa blocks a suplex and sends AJ shoulder-first into the ring post. Miz yells in AJ’s face. Ciampa kicks AJ against the ring post, then nails a jumping knee to smash AJ’s head into the edge of the apron. Ciampa brings it back in for a close 2 count. Ciampa and AJ trade shots in the middle of the ring now. Ciampa dodges a pele kick. They tangle some more and AJ nails a backbreaker, then drops Ciampa face-first into the mat. Ciampa rolls to the floor for a breather with Miz while the referee counts.

AJ runs over and chases Ciampa back in. They run the ropes and AJ nails a big dropkick. Ciampa is back on the floor as AJ launches himself over the top rope, taking Ciampa back down on the floor. AJ has some words for The Miz as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and both competitors are down in the middle of the ring as fans rally. They get up and AJ unloads with strikes, then a clothesline. AJ with more offense, then a flying corner clothesline. AJ continues running wild and drops Ciampa face-first into the mat for another close 2 count. AJ calls for a Styles Clash but he waste some time. Ciampa rocks him with a forearm and a boot to the face. Ciampa plants AJ face-first into the mat for a close 2 count.

Ciampa exposes his knee and waits in the corner now. AJ dodges the running knee, rolls Ciampa for 2, then has the Styles Clash blocked again. AJ launches Ciampa into the turnbuckles with a suplex now. Fans rally for AJ but Ciampa dumps him to the apron. AJ rocks Ciampa with a right hand from the apron. AJ springboards up for the Phenomenal Forearm but Ciampa meets him in mid-air with a big knee. AJ kicks out just in time. Ciampa immediately drops AJ into a big Gutbuster but AJ still kicks out.

Ciampa is frustrated now. Ciampa stands AJ up in the corner and yells in his face. Ciampa unloads on AJ now and climbs up but AJ headbutts him back to the mat. Ciampa rocks AJ with a right, then climbs back up with him. AJ blocks the super Air Raid Crash, then turns that into a Styles Clash. AJ goes for the pin but Miz puts Ciampa’s boot on the rope to break the hold. Fans boo and Miz applauds himself.

AJ runs out and decks Miz over into the timekeeper’s area. Ciampa attacks AJ and knocks him over into the timekeeper’s area next to Miz. Ciampa rushes back into the ring as the referee counts. AJ goes to climb out of the timekeeper’s area but Miz holds his leg. AJ gets free and rushes back into the ring but Ciampa greets him with a big knee strike. Ciampa then nails the Fairytale Ending for the pin to win and earn the title shot.

Winner and New #1 Contender to WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley: Ciampa

– After the match, Ciampa stands tall as the music hits and we go to replays. Ciampa vs. Lashley is confirmed for next week. Ciampa poses on the ropes and motions for the title around his waist as Miz hypes him up.

– Kevin Patrick is backstage with WWE United States Champion Bobby Lashley now, asking about defending against Ciampa. Lashley says he wouldn’t have it any other way, he’d defend the title every week on RAW if he has to because he lives for this. Lashley goes on and says Ciampa proved he deserves the title shot, proved he’s a brawler, tough and hungry, which makes him dangerous, especially with the conniving The Miz in his corner. As Lashley said before, he will defeat anyone, anywhere, at any time, because he is bringing respect back to the title. He says last week he humbled Theory and he has no problem giving Ciampa a reality check by beating him up and putting him in the Hurt Lock.

– Still to come, The Mysterios vs. The Usos. Back to commercial.

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles Match: The Mysterios vs. The Usos

Back from the break and it’s time for the main event as The Mysterios head to the ring – Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio. Out next are Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos – Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso.

The bell sounds and we get formal ring introductions from Mike Rome. Rey starts off with Jey and they go at it. Jey launches Rey under the bottom rope to the floor but Rey comes right back. Rey kicks Jey in the face. Jimmy comes in but gets sent right out with his brother. Dominik tags in and leaps off the top, taking The Usos down at ringside. The Mysterios regroup in the ring and stand tall together as we go to a picture-in-picture commercial.

Back from the break and Jimmy is chopping Rey in the corner. Jimmy launches Rey chest-first into the turnbuckles and he goes down. Jimmy grounds Rey now while Jey taunts him from the apron. Rey fights out with a jawbreaker but Jey runs in and stops the tag. Jey is legal for The Usos now. He works Rey over for another 2 count. Jey puts Rey down in the corner and charges in with the big Rikishi Splash for a close 2 count. Jimmy tags back in but Rey fights him off from the corner. Rey sends Jimmy flying into the ring post with a head-scissors.

Dominik finally tags in and he flies off the top with a crossbody to Jimmy. Dominik takes Jey out as he flies in off the top, then unloads with big offense on both of the champions. Jimmy kicks out after an inverted neckbreaker. Jimmy rocks Dominik in the mouth. Dominik kicks Jimmy and slams him face-first into the mat. Dominik drops Jimmy for 619 but Jimmy dodges it and Dominik puts on the brakes.

Dominik launches himself over the top rope to the floor but The Usos catch him and ram him into the ring post. The Usos stand tall and raise their fingers at ringside as fans boo and we go back to a picture-in-picture break.

Back from the break and Jimmy has Dominik up top for a super Samoan Drop but Dominik fights back and turns it into a big tornado DDT. Fans rally as Rey reaches for a tag now. Jey and Rey tag in at the same time and they unload on each other. Rey takes Jey down and kicks Jimmy to the floor. Rey rocks Jey and flies off the top rope with a big seated senton. Rey with a crossbody from the second rope but Jey kicks him in the face in mid-air for a close 2 count. Rey blocks The Usos’ 1D finisher, sends Jey out with a scissors, and then drops Jimmy with an enziguri.

The Mysterios with the double 619 to Jimmy. Dominik goes to the top and hits a big Frogsplash on Jimmy but Jey rushes in just in time to break the pin up. The Mysterios can’t believe it. Rey sends Jey to the floor but Jey pulls Rey out and levels him with a big superkick. Dominik with a big suicide dive to take out Jey at ringside. Dominik goes to the top but Jimmy uppercuts him. Jimmy works Dominik over and climbs up for a superplex.

Dominik resists and knocks Jimmy to the mat. Dominik leaps off the top but rolls through as Jimmy moves out of the way. Dominik dropkicks Jimmy into position for 619. Jey tags in and Dominik doesn’t see it. Dominik charges for 619 but they catch him with the 1D and Jey covers for the pin to retain.

Winners: The Usos

– After the match, The Usos stand tall with their titles at ringside as the music hits and we go to replays. The Usos head to the back as The Judgment Day rushes into the ring from the other side, attacking The Mysterios. Rhea Ripley chokes Dominik out with her legs, while Finn Balor and Damian Priest double team Rey. The music hits and out comes WWE Hall of Famer Edge to a big pop. Edge rushes in, drops Balor, then unloads on Priest, clotheslining him over the top rope to the floor. Balor charges but Edge rocks him and nails the Edgecution for a big pop. Edge is fired up for the crowd now. He goes for a Spear to Balor but Ripley shoves Dominik in the way and Edge takes out Dominik with a Spear. A furious Edge chases Balor and Priest off through the crowd while Ripley laughs and taunts the babyfaces from ringside. Rey checks on his son as we go to replays. The post-SummerSlam edition of RAW goes off the air with Rey and medics checking on Dominik.

One Response

  1. Kenny Koolaid says:

    What do you know a RAW that seems like someone actually sat down to write a plot instead of random re-writes all day long.

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