– WWE’s Chief Content Officer Triple H kicked off tonight’s RAW after WrestleMania 39. He even got on the second rope and did his signature flexing pose and the fans went crazy! A “Triple H” chant broke out.
HHH welcomed the fans to Monday Night RAW. Triple H put over how great WrestleMania 39 was. HHH thanked the fans, wrestlers, the staff and backstage crew, even Stu the cameraman. A Stu chant broke out and HHH told him to say ‘hi’, and he waved to the fans.
Triple H says everybody is talking about WWE today, because of the merger with UFC. HHH then assured the fans the following:
“We ain’t going nowhere. Then, Now, Forever, Together.”
Triple H then acknowledged one more person, 946 days, the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion, Roman Reigns.
The Tribal Chief came out to a huge reaction. HHH shook his hand and hugged him on the stage while going to the back.
A “you suck” chant breaks out and Roman is smiling. Now a “Roman sucks” chant breaks out. Roman then told Hollywood to acknowledge him and then Cody Rhodes came out to a big pop.
Cody changed his catchphrase for tonight and said he knows what he wants to talk about. Cody acknowledged that Roman was the better competitor last night. Cody said last night he had Roman beat and wants a rematch.
Paul Heyman then asked Cody when he’d like this rematch and Cody said tonight. The fans popped and started a ‘Yes!’ chant. Heyman then said ‘No rematch’.
Cody then challenged Reigns and Solo Sikoa to a rematch. Heyman then talked to Roman and the challenge has been accepted. Heyman then said Cody’s partner should be someone who wrestled during the WrestleMania 39 weekend.
Brock Lesnar comes out and shook Cody’s hand and they are friends now. It’s official, the main event of tonight is:
Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa vs. Brock Lesnar & Cody Rhodes
– Omos def. Elias
– The Usos arrived and wanted to meet Roman Reigns, but Paul Heyman prevented that from happening.
“It has been a great WrestleMania for… some. He has paid for your dinner so that you can spend a night out.”
Heyman then went in the locker room and said he has taken care of them.
– Cathy Kelley interviewed Bad Bunny at ringside. Bunny promoted next month’s Backlash premium live event, as he will be the Host.
– 2023 WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio came out and thanked the fans and Bad Bunny. United States Champion Austin Theory interrupted and talked about defeating the greatest of all time in John Cena. They began chanting ‘you tapped out’. Theory said he’s on top of the world and can’t be touched.
Fans chanted for Cena and Theory said:
“Yeah, cheer for him. He’s not here, he’s part-time.”
Theory said he’s going to beat Mysterio’s a$$ and add him to the collection. This leads to a non-title match.
– United States Champion Austin Theory def. Rey Mysterio
Dominik Mysterio attacked his father after the match. Then he got in Bad Bunny’s face and Bunny punched them. This led to Damian Priest brutally assaulting Bunny and chokeslamming him through the announce table.
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– New Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn came out to issue an open challenge, which was answered by Men’s WrestleMania Showcase Match winners The Street Profits.
– Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens (c) def. The Street Profits to retain the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship
– During a backstage interview with Cathy Kelley, Seth Rollins bragged about defeating Logan Paul with The Stomp heard around the world. Seth then went to the ring and all he did was hear fans sing his theme song.
– Cathy Kelley interviewed Bobby Lashley backstage and Bronson Reed interrupted. Reed said Lashley is like his Uncle and should be teaching him stuff, but all he has taught him is how to lose. Lashley asked him if he’s looking for a fight and Reed said not tonight.
Mustafa Ali then mocked Lashley by saying that not only Lashley didn’t get a WrestleMania match, Bronson also said no to a match. Ali said Lashley needs to be more positive. Lashley then asked Ali if he should take someone to the ring right now and absolutely maul them to let his frustrations out. Ali said yes.
Lashley then beat him up and took him to the ring for a match.
– Bobby Lashley def. Mustafa Ali
– In a backstage segment, Roman Reigns asked Paul Heyman if he knew Brock Lesnar was going to be here. Heyman said this is the time Brock usually takes 6-9 months off.
Roman then said smashing Brock is his greatest accolade and he’s going to do it again. Reigns told Solo Sikoa that he should show tonight that he’s ready.
– SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley confronted RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair. Rhea said Bianca is the luckiest woman in WWE because she didn’t choose her for WrestleMania 39. Ripley said she will beat Belair one day.
– Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez def. Damage Control (Dakota Kai & IYO SKY) to become the #1 Contenders
They will now face Becky Lynch & Lita for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship on next week’s RAW.
– The Miz came to the ring and talked about having 3 matches at WrestleMania 39. He said he beat Shane McMahon so bad that Shane O’Mac couldn’t continue. Miz said there will be no surprises tonight and that’s when Matt Riddle made his return to WWE programming after almost 4 months!
Riddle asked the fans if they missed him. Miz then attacked Riddle, but Riddle laid him out with his finisher.
– Trish Stratus and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Lita & Becky Lynch were interviewed backstage by Byron Saxton. Becky said she & Lita will make these Titles prestigious, and defeating Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez on next week’s RAW is a good way to do it.
– Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa, Brock Lesnar & Cody Rhodes came out for the main event. Lesnar turned heel and F5ed Cody! Roman & Solo then left the ring. Lesnar then hit another F5 and a vicious Suplex.
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Lesnar threw Rhodes out of the ring and smashed him on to the barricade. Lesnar suplexes Cody into the timekeeper’s area. Lesnar then smashed Cody with a Steel Chair and Steel Ring Steps.
Brock F5ed Cody through the announce table. Adam Pearce comes out and Brock goes after him, and Pearce runs away. Lesnar takes Cody back into the ring and F5ed him on top of the ring steps. Lesnar then stood up on top of the steps, over the fallen body of The American Nightmare.
Lesnar leaves the ring, but comes back and picks up a Steel Chair. The Beast begins assaulting Cody again.
Brock chokes Cody with the chair and then leaves, while Pearce and other WWE Officials check on Cody.
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Lesnar comes out again, but stops on the ramp, takes off his gloves and shows middle fingers to a fallen Cody to end the show.
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