Here's what's on tap for tonight's Raw:
Championship Contenders Match: Shayna Baszler vs. Charlotte Flair (WWE Raw Women's Champion)
WWE United States Championship Match: Jeff Hardy vs. Damian Priest (champ)
Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya (WWE Women's Tag Team Champion)
Eight Man Tag Team Match: The New Day, Mansoor, & Mustafa Ali vs. AJ Styles, Omos, Mace, & T-Bar
WWE Championship Match: Randy Orton w/ Riddle (WWE Raw Tag Team Champions) vs. Bobby Lashley (champ) w/ MVP
We're in Boston, Massachusetts at the TD Garden for Raw tonight with a pretty good line up including a WWE Championship match with Bobby Lashley defending against Randy Orton. Rumors have been going around all day about a possible cash in from Big E! Time will tell if he actually does it. We're kicking the show off with Mr. Money in the Bank himself, BIG E!!! Big E is pumped up as he runs around the ring. HERE COME ORTON AND RIDDLE FOLLOWED BY LASHLEY AND MVP!! Big E tells everyone he still intends to cash in the contract tonight. Riddle calls Big E a stallion and asks him not to cash in on Orton because that's his bro. MVP tells everyone to shut up. MVP says Orton won't be winning tonight. MVP says this is the wrong night for Big E to show up and calls Big E an idiot for shaking his behind and laughing. MVP says he and Lashley were suppose to challenge for the tag titles tonight (just happy they acknowledged that) but accuses Orton of politicking his way to a championship match tonight. Orton says it's been 14 years since they have faced off. Orton says he got the match move simply because he's Randy "Freaking" Orton. "RANDY" chants now. Big E is hyped for two meaty men beating each other up. MVP tells Big E that he hangs out with clowns but he thought Big E would win the championship first. MVP says Big E ran from Smackdown to Raw because he's scared of Reigns or Lesnar. Lashley is sure to say he's not scared of Lesnar. MVP says Big E will fear Lashley once he sees what Lashley does to Orton. Orton says he's proved it only takes one RKO to bring Lashley down. Orton says he will do just that tonight and become champ. Big E says then he can cash in on Orton. Lashley says he will take pleasure in pummeling Orton. Lashley says he'll shove the contract so far up Big E's ass that he'll taste the fine print!! Big E gets in Lashley's face and they trade words. RKO TO LASHLEY!!!
WWE Raw Women's Champion Charlotte Flair is in gorilla getting ready for her match. It's next!
A vignette for the new NXT airs. It begins tomorrow!
Highlights of last week's match between Charlotte Flair and Nia Jax. Charlotte is interviewed by Sara Schreiber. Charlotte says Shayna and Nia get in each other's way. Charlotte does have that problem because she has no friends. Charlotte rambles on and says her reign will last forever. Earlier today, Jax caught up with Baszler and said they need to get on the same page.
WWE Raw Women's Champion Charlotte Flair defeated Shayna Baszler via pin @ 14:16 in a championship contenders match. Nia Jax would come to ringside midway through the match that would allow Baszler to take advantage before a commercial break. Nia would eventually cost Baszler on the match when she got on the apron for a distraction when Baszler was in control. Charlotte would then hit Baszler with a big boot for the win. Post match, Alexa Bliss and Lily make their way to the ring with a gift for Charlotte. Bliss gets a mic and tells Charlotte she brought a gift to thank Charlotte for accepting her challenge. Charlotte says Bliss doesn't know her taste. Charlotte says she collects championships and not dolls. Bliss offers the gift again. Charlotte refuses and they got back and forth. The crowd is behind Bliss. Charlotte finally takes it and shakes it. We get an "open it" chant. It's a Lily doll of Charlotte. Bliss calls it "Charlie". The doll is wearing the women's championship. Bliss says she can play with it when she loses her title. Bliss says everyone deserves a friend. Even a narcissistic bitch like Charlotte. Charlotte calls Bliss for thinking she can take her title and crazy for thinking Charlotte wants the doll. Charlotte offers to send her an action figure. A brawl breaks out and Bliss gets the upper hand!!! Bliss sends Charlotte packing!
The WWE Draft begins Friday, October 1st and continues Monday, October 4th!
Drew McIntyre & The Viking Raiders defeated Jinder Mahal, Veer, & Shanky via pin @ 2:39 in a six man tag team match. Jinder, Veer, and Shanky attacked McIntyre before the Raiders even got to the ring. This was a really short and sweet squash. McIntyre finished Shanky with a Claymore!
Big E is backstage with Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods. They all embrace and are excited to see each other. Big E mentions winning the gold in Kofi's hometown. IN THE "B" BABY!!! Kofi says Big E has the tools to be a great champion. Woods says Big E is looking tense so they dance to get him relaxed.
Backstage, 24/7 Champion Reggie is on the run from Truth and Tozawa. Drake Maverick comes by to tell them that they have poor execution.
Damian Priest defeated Jeff Hardy via pin @ 11:19 to retain the WWE United States Championship. This was Priest's open challenge. Hardy was mega over with the crowd. Before the match, Sheamus came to ringside for a closer look as he joins commentary. At the end, Priest would counter Hardy's Twist of Fate and hits the Reckoning to win. Post match, Sheamus attacked Priest and Brogue Kicked Hardy. Sheamus went for a Brogue Kick on Priest but Priest Brogue Kicked Sheamus causing Sheamus to bail.
Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. are in gorilla. Nikki wants to come up with a special celebration. Ripely tells her to focus on the women's tag titles. Natalya and Tamina come in. Natalya calls Ripley a freak and says her and Tamina will dominate from now on. They all shove each other and a brawl breaks out. Sonya Deville is here to break things up and also books Tamina vs. Nikki A.S.H before Ripley vs. Natalya takes place.
Commentary hypes Gable Steveson signing with WWE.
RK-Bro is backstage with Riddle asking Orton which title he'll put on top. Orton puts on his head phones. Riddle keeps talking and says he has Orton's back. Big E comes to visit and wishes Orton luck. Big E says he'll be watching closely.
Nikki A.S.H. w/ Rhea Ripley defeated Tamina w/ Natalya (WWE Women's Tag Team Champions) via pin @ 4:45. Tamina pretty much dominated the whole thing until Nikki gets the win a tornado DDT. Tamina kicks out right after the 3. May have been a botch because Tamina is announced as the winner and her music is played. This wasn't good and I blame that on Tamina. Post match, Tamina attacks Nikki. Ripley tries to help but Natalya takes her out. Nikki gets double teamed. Natalya vs. Ripley will begin after a commercial.
Rhea Ripley w/ Nikki A.S.H. defeated Natalya w/ Tamina (WWE Women's Tag Team Champions) via submission @ 11:36. This match was already in progress after the break. Nikki wasn't at ringside. Medical staff is checking her backstage. Nikki came back out late in the match to even the odds and Ripley would make Natalya tap out to the Prism Trap! So the champs lost a tag match last week and individual singles matches tonight. They should be due to lose them.
Highlights of the Lashley/Orton/Big E segment from earlier.
Charlotte Flair is backstage when she's interviewed. She runs into the Charlie doll. Charlotte says she'll send Bliss and Lily right where they belong at Extreme Rules. Then she throws Charlie in the trash.
Mace, T-Bar, AJ Styles, & Omos defeated Mansoor, Mustafa Ali, & The New Day via pin @ 10:08 in an eight man tag team match. The faces controlled the match down the stretch until Omos got the tag. Omos would go on to dominate and finish off Ali with a two handed choke slam.
Bobby Lashley and MVP are getting ready for the main event when they're interviewed. MVP says Orton will join the list of people who have failed to beat Lashley. MVP suggests Big E would be added to the list too. Big E is here to remind Lashley that he still intends to cash in tonight. "I can't wait Bobby!"
Another vignette hypes the draft.
Doudrop defeated Eva Marie via pin @ 2:00. Doudrop wins with a crossbody. Much longer than it needed to be. That's all I'll say.
Karrion Kross promo where he says he's not telling us anything we don't already know. He says we don't know who we are deep down. You don't find yourself until you're suffering or inflicting the suffering. Kross talks about his list of casualties on Raw. Kross says his we want to know his motives and plans. Kross says he doesn't know. Kross says he'll just destroy everyone until he gets what he wants. Fall and pray.
Commentary tells us Shayna Baszler will face Nia Jax next week.
Bobby Lashley (champ) w/ MVP defeated Randy Orton w/ Riddle (WWE Raw Tag Team Champions) via pin @ 13:20. Orton spent the opening minutes playing a cat and mouse game. After a Riddle distraction on the outside, Orton gained the upper hand by sending Lashley into the steps, ring post, and barricade repeatedly. Lashley would take control when they went back in the ring. The match spilled to the outside where Orton tweaks his knee but would regain control heading into a commercial break. After the break, Lashley got things turned around when he sent Orton into the ring post on the outside (the way he's done to everyone lately). Orton built momentum late with a powerslam and hanging DDT. Orton set up for the RKO but Lashley countered and hit a spear for a near fall. Lashley wants the Hurt Lock but Orton blocks and HITS A RKO!!! Orton crawled for the cover but MVP pulled Lashley to safety. ORTON GOES TO THE OUTSIDE AND RKOS MVP! The crowd is firmly behind Randy but he got back in the ring only for LASHLEY TO SPEAR HIM FOR THE WIN!!!
Post match, Lashley attacks Riddle and sends him into the ring post. Lashley then put Orton through the announcers table with a spine buster. Lashley appeared to have tweaked his knee. BIG E'S MUSIC HITS!!! HE HAS A REF!!! HE'S CASHING IN!!! Lashley refuses to compete because of his knee injury so BIG E SLAPS THE SHIT OUT OF HIM!! Lashley tackles him but Big E comes back with a chop block. Big E wants the Big Ending but Lashley counters and hits a spear for a near fall. BIG E COUNTERS A DOMINATOR TO HIT THE BIG ENDING AND WIN THE TITLE VIA PIN @ 1:14!!!! THE NEW DAY IS OUT TO CELEBRATE WITH HIM!!!! PYRO AND FIREWORKS!!!
Shayna Baszler vs. Nia Jax
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