Results by Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
April 3, 2023
Los Angeles, California – Crypto.com Arena
Commentary: Kevin Patrick and Corey Graves
Quick Match Results
- Omos defeated Elias via Tree Slam
- Austin Theory defeated Rey Mysterio via A-Town Down
- Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn defeated The Street Profits via Helluva Kick by Zayn on Ford
- Bobby Lashley defeated Mustafa Ali via Hurt Lock (squash match)
- Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez defeated Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai & IYO SKY) via Ob-Liv-ion by Morgan on Kai
- Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa vs. Cody Rhodes & Brock Lesnar never started due to Lesnar attacking Rhodes before the match
In-Ring: Triple H
“It’s time to play The Game.”
WWE Chief Content Officer Paul “Triple H” Levesque makes his way to the ring to a huge ovation! The crowd is fired up, as is Triple H. Triple H shouts, “Welcome to Monday Night Raw!” If he wasn’t already on a high from this weekend, he sure is now. That reaction was unbelievable. Triple H says it was quite the weekend. 161,000 fans jam-packed into SoFi Stadium for the ultimate spectacle of an event that truly lived up to its name: the Grandest Stage of the All. It was an event 40 years in the making. From one man’s vision for WrestleMania at Madison Square Garden to four decades later in LA at SoFi Stadium, packed to the rafters, and beyond his wildest expectations.
Triple H is out here to say, “Thank you.” Triple H thanks every superstar in the back and every performer that has ever come through these ropes and graced this ring. They lay their bodies on the line every week. Triple H thanks them. Triple H also wants to take a moment to say “thank you” to the staff and crew that make an event like WrestleMania possible and even Monday Night Raw possible. Every member of the crew, including Stu on camera, Triple H thanks. The crowd chants for Stu, and Stu waves back.
Triple H says the people behind the scenes make this possible. He walked into SoFi Stadium. No matter how many times he has seen the drawings and photos of it being built, when he actually saw that set, it took his breath away. They make the spectacle of what they do possible. Triple H wants to take one more moment to thank the most important people: the WWE Universe. The fans are the people that make it possible for them to do what they do day in and day out. Triple H thanks the fans.
A “Triple H” chant picks up. On a day when WWE is dominating the news and social media, the day after WrestleMania when they are water cooler talk and all anyone wants to talk about, WWE makes an announcement that is all everyone wants to talk about. Triple H says, “I am here to assure you that we ain’t going nowhere! The same WWE that you love, the same WWE that put 161,000 people to the rafters in SoFi Stadium, is going nowhere! The same WWE that you love… the superstars, the action, the drama, all of it… we are going nowhere! We will be here week in and week out, event after event, sold-out arena after sold-out arena, packed stadium after packed stadium, because we are the WWE!” The crowd loudly roars. Just like it says in the beginning: Then, now, forever… TOGETHER! The crowd gives Triple H a great ovation.
With that said, Triple H wants to ask for one thing: please help him acknowledge one more person. 946 days… the crowd is booing. Triple H introduces the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns!
In-Ring: Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman, Cody Rhodes, Brock Lesnar
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring and shakes hands with Triple H. “The Wise Man” Paul Heyman and “The Enforcer” Solo Sikoa stand at his side. Reigns poses as pyrotechnics go off. The crowd is loudly booing him. Reigns stands around and says nothing. A loud “Roman sucks” chant picks up. Reigns has a cut on his forehead from his war in the main event of WrestleMania last night against “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes.
Reigns says, “I guess after last night’s performance, we should probably do it like this tonight. Hollywood… acknowledge me!”
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring to a huge ovation. Rhodes came up short of finishing the story against Roman Reigns last night at WrestleMania. Rhodes gets in the ring and stares at the man who beat him the night before and crushed his dream. A “Cody” chant picks up. Rhodes says he knows what he wants to talk about. Today is turning out a lot differently for him than he anticipated. Rhodes thought he would be standing here as the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. Rhodes can see he doesn’t have it. Rhodes will acknowledge this: last night in the main event of WrestleMania 39, Reigns was the better competitor. Reigns smirks. Rhodes says we always have to do this with the world watching, but he wishes the interference wasn’t a factor. Rhodes knows that Reigns knows he has won matches that he narrowly skated by. Last night wasn’t the case. Last night, Rhodes had him. Reigns shakes his head.
Rhodes says he knew what he wanted to talk about… it boils down to just one word: rematch!
Paul Heyman comes up to Reigns and asks for the microphone. Reigns gives it to The Wise Man. Heyman says he was thinking, on behalf of The Tribal Chief, when exactly would Rhodes like this hypothetical rematch. Rhodes laughs and then says, “Tonight!” The crowd explodes! Reigns sneers and looks at Rhodes. Heyman says, “No rematch!” Heyman says not tonight, not in Puerto Rico, not at SummerSlam, not at Survivor Series, not at the Royal Rumble, not at Madison Square Garden, not in San Francisco where life does exist in California. The crowd is not happy. Heyman says that’s called “calling the shots” because you live on the Island of Relevancy.
Rhodes asks “Mr. Heyman” if he thinks he’s in a normal mood for the games and chicanery. After everything he went through in his entire career for last night to happen to him. Rhodes says it’s time to cut to the chase: Reigns doesn’t want to do the rematch and give the people what they want. Since he had to face all of them anyway, Rhodes suggests a tag team match so they can do something. Heyman consults with The Tribal Chief. Heyman says the challenge has been accepted. There are two parameters: if someone is stupid enough in the locker room to team with him, they have to have competed at WrestleMania this past weekend. Also, if they lose to Reigns and Sikoa, they can never compete for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship as long as Reigns holds the title!
Brock Lesnar’s music hits! Lesnar comes out to a HUGE ovation. Lesnar is already banned from going for the title since he lost to Reigns at SummerSlam last year. The stipulation doesn’t impact him. Lesnar gets in the ring and shakes hands with Rhodes! Reigns looks disgusted and leaves the ring. Heyman looks stunned. Lesnar and Rhodes celebrate in the ring.
Omos vs. Elias
The bell rings, and Elias charges Omos. Omos grabs him by the head and swats him down. Omos hits a scoop slam and kicks Elias. Omos pulls Elias to his feet and crushes him with a second scoop slam. Omos throws Elias to the corner and avalanches him down. Omos poses before scooping Elias back up. Omos hits the snake eyes, hits the ropes, and floors Elias with a big boot. Omos is fired up. Omos pulls Elias to his feet and hits a Tree Slam for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Omos
Backstage: The Usos, Paul Heyman
We go backstage to see The Usos walking backstage. They knock on Roman Reigns’s door. Paul Heyman comes out and greets them. They want to talk to Reigns, but Heyman says he stepped out with Solo Sikoa. They’re strategizing about Brock Lesnar and Cody Rhodes. Heyman says Reigns wants them to know that the weekend was good for some. Heyman says the jet is fired up and there is fresh seafood. The Usos pat Heyman on the shoulder a little roughly and walk off. Heyman reenters the locker room and is heard saying, “I took care of it.”
In-Ring: Rey Mysterio, Austin Theory
Cathy Kelley is ringside with Bad Bunny! She asks about WWE coming back to Puerto Rico. Bad Bunny greets LA and says he is excited WWE is coming back to his backyard in Puerto Rico. Bad Bunny is grateful.
WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio makes his way to the ring. Mysterio high-fives the fans and hugs Bad Bunny, who gave him a major assist at WrestleMania against his son, Dominik Mysterio. A “619” chant picks up. Mysterio says it was an emotional week. Mysterio says he just got inducted into the Hall of Fame. The crowd chants, “You deserve it.” Mysterio thanks the crowd for that chant. Mysterio says he wanted to take some time to thank the WWE Universe for welcoming him with open arms. Mysterio thanks them. Mysterio then thanks Bad Bunny.
United States Champion Austin Theory, fresh off his victory against John Cena on WrestleMania Saturday, interrupts the newest member of the WWE Hall of Fame. Theory says he and Mysterio deserve some respect. They both said they would do exactly what they did at WrestleMania. Mysterio beat the product of his own bad parenting, and Theory beat a legend, the greatest of all time John Cena. Mysterio is too busy trying to correct the past. Theory is cut off by a “You tapped out” chant. Theory did tap out to Cena while the referee was done. Theory says they tapped out because they didn’t believe in him.
Theory gets in the ring. Mysterio’s son didn’t believe in him, and the people didn’t believe in Theory. The crowd is upset. Theory says that was what Cena was talking about with the Raw after WrestleMania where the people were supposed to eat him alive. Where is it? Theory is on top of the world and can’t be touched. A “You still suck” chant picks up. Theory says he doesn’t suck because he beat John Cena. A “Cena” chant picks up. Theory says Cena isn’t here and is a part-timer. Mysterio is just like Cena. They should be chanting his name at the top of their lungs. A “Rey” chant picks up. All that’s going to happen is Theory is going to beat Mysterio and add him to the collection. Mysterio says the only thing Theory will be collecting is his teeth after he hits him with the 619!
A referee gets in the ring. This match is official.
Austin Theory vs. Rey Mysterio
They lock up, and Theory powers Mysterio to the corner before giving a clean break. Theory soon hooks a side headlock, but Mysterio whips him off. Theory rebounds with a shoulder tackle.
Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Mysterio quickly gets Theory out of the ring and hits a baseball slide. Theory fights back and whips him into the LED barricade. Theory puts Mysterio in the ring for a two-count. Theory bounces Mysterio off the top turnbuckle and hits some shoulder thrusts in the corner. Theory throws him down, and Mysterio rolls out of the ring to recover. Mysterio walks around ringside. Theory goes after him, but Mysterio punches him back. Theory quickly clubs the back and chokes him on the middle rope. Theory connects with a textbook vertical suplex and shouts at the crowd. Theory whips Mysterio sternum-first into the corner and hits a backbreaker. Theory saunters around the ring before covering for a two-count. Theory hits a snapmare and applies a rear chin lock.
We come back from the break to see Mysterio in that rear chin lock. Mysterio fights up, but Theory knees him and sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Theory puts him on the top rope, but Mysterio fights him off. Mysterio connects with a cross-body block for a two-count. Mysterio hits the ropes, but Theory viciously elbows him down. Theory puts a boot on the chest, but he gets a no-count. Theory clubs the back and hits a snapmare. Theory applies an armbar. Mysterio fights out, but Theory quickly knocks him back. Theory whips him to the opposite corner. Mysterio quickly slingshots onto him and hits a tornado DDT!
Mysterio takes a moment to recover. Theory gets up and charges, but Mysterio hits a drop-toe-hold into the corner. Theory quickly punches Mysterio and goes for a superplex. Mysterio fights him off and hits a flying seated senton. Mysterio follows up with a springboard cross-body block for a near fall. Mysterio goes to the second rope and starts up the 10 punches. Theory stumbles away and drops to a knee. Mysterio shoves Theory to the corner and does the 10 punches again. Theory gets out and clubs the back. Theory puts Mysterio in the torture rack and hits a rack bomb for a near fall.
Theory signals for the end. The crowd chants, “You tapped out.” Theory lifts Mysterio up, but Mysterio slides off onto the apron. Mysterio kicks him in the head and hits a head-scissor into the ropes. Mysterio hits the ropes for a 619, but Theory counters him with a massive lariat for a near fall. Theory goes to the apron for a rolling thunder dropkick, but Mysterio counters with a hurricanrana. All of a sudden, Dominik Mysterio jumps up on the apron! Rey punches him off and goes for a 619 on Theory, but Theory catches him and hits A-Town Down for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Austin Theory
Damian Priest tells Dominik to get in the ring. Dominik gets in the ring and punches away at his father. The crowd loudly boos him. Dominik then points at Bad Bunny, who is seated at ringside. Dominik gets in his face. Bad Bunny says he was just doing the right thing. Dominik turns away and then goes for a cheap shot, but Bad Bunny blocks it and punches Dominik down!
Damian Priest grabs Bad Bunny and rips him over the barricade! Priest says he didn’t need to get involved. Bunny gets to his feet before turning to punch Dominik again! Priest viciously wipes out Bunny with a right hand. Priest clears off the commentary table and brings Bunny over. Priest then hits Bunny with a Chokeslam through the commentary table! Wow! Dominik gets in the ring and punches his father a few more times before walking off with Priest!
Rey Mysterio runs over and checks on Bad Bunny. Medical personnel run over to check on Bunny.
Backstage: Adam Pearce, Damian Priest
Replays are shown of what Dominik Mysterio and Damian Priest just did to Bad Bunny.
WWE Official Adam Pearce is admonishing Damian Priest backstage about what he just did. Priest asks if Pearce had the same energy when Bad Bunny got involved in the match at WrestleMania or when he threw a punch at Dominik. If Bad Bunny weren’t his friend, it would have been a lot worse.
In-Ring: Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens, Street Profits
New Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn make their way to the ring to a huge ovation. They ended the 623-day reign of The Usos in the main event of WrestleMania Saturday. A “You deserve it” chant picks up. Owens says they do deserve it, but so does the crowd. The crowd cheers and begins to sing, “Ole!” Zayn says it’s been a pretty crazy year for him. From last year’s WrestleMania against Johnny Knoxville all the way to the main event of WrestleMania right here in Los Angeles. Zayn says what he’s going to say is corny, but he has to say it. None of this would have happened for him if not for the fans, so he thanks them.
Zayn says that’s enough mushy gushy stuff. LA likes to celebrate. Owens says that sounds pretty good. Owens says he hopes Zayn has the same celebration in mind. There’s nothing like a good fight. There’s nothing like being in Los Angeles and fighting your heart out. A lot of people in the locker room want to make a name for themselves against the new Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions. The best place to do that is right here and right now on the Raw after WrestleMania. If anybody wants some, they need to come out.
The Street Profits answer the challenge! Montez Ford greets Los Angeles and puts over Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Ford says this is a marvelous day in the land of Los Angeles. This toast (he holds up a red solo cup) is for them. They truly deserve it. The Street Profits get in the ring. Angelo Dawkins says they’re also coming off a victory at WrestleMania. Dawkins did send Braun Strowman flying. Dawkins challenges Owens and Zayn to a match right now. Ford says they keep putting out stamps, but no one knows their name. It’s time to make one on the Raw after WrestleMania. Ford says he lives and dies by four words: “We want the smoke!”
Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn vs. The Street Profits
Sami Zayn will start the match against Angelo Dawkins. They lock up, and Zayn wrenches the arm before hitting a headlock takeover. Dawkins gets out and hits a headlock takeover. Zayn fights out of it and hits an arm drag. Zayn applies an armbar, but Dawkins gets up. Zayn reverses a whip, but Dawkins shoulder blocks him down. Dawkins hits the ropes, but Zayn drops down and leapfrogs him before hitting a pair of arm drags. Zayn hits a third arm drag and goes back to the armbar. Dawkins fights up, but Zayn backs up to his corner and tags Kevin Owens in. Zayn hits Dawkins with a drop-toe-hold, and Owens follows up with a senton splash. Owens hits a second senton splash for a two-count. Owens hits a third senton splash for a one-count. Zayn tags back in and sends Dawkins to the ropes. Montez Ford blind tags in. Dawkins takes Zayn down, and Ford hits a slingshot senton for a two-count.
Ford wrenches Zayn’s arm and backs him to the corner. Ford kicks Zayn and clubs the back. Zayn reverses a whip to the opposite corner and connects with a back body drop for a two-count. Owens tags in and kicks Ford in the midsection before connecting with a backbreaker. Owens stretches him out of his knee and drops him down for a two-count. Owens rips at the face and applies a chin lock. Ford fights out and flips through a back suplex. Owens quickly kicks him and goes for a Stunner. Ford gets away and leaves the ring. Owens grabs Ford, but Ford kicks him in the head. Dawkins tags in and attacks Owens. Ford tags in. Dawkins whips Owens into Ford, who hits a picture-perfect dropkick. Ford goes to an armbar.
Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Ford cinches in the armbar for a while. Owens eventually tries to punch out, but Ford sends him to his corner and hits an elbow. Dawkins tags in and avalanches Owens for a two-count. Dawkins applies a rear chin lock. Owens eventually fights up, punches out, and connects with a DDT. Ford tags in and stomps Owens down in the corner. Ford hits a snapmare and connects with a slingshot senton. Owens quickly responds with a right hand.
We come back from the break to see both men down. Ford whips Owens to the corner and charges for an avalanche, but Owens avoids it.
Zayn tags in and comes off the top rope with a cross-body block for a two-count. Zayn gets fired up and punches away at Ford. Ford fights back, but Zayn catches him with a rope-scaling tornado DDT. Dawkins runs in, but Zayn sends him to the floor with Ford. Zayn then wipes out the Street Profits with a somersault senton! Zayn gets Ford in the ring and goes to the top rope. Ford pops up and cuts Zayn off. Zayn quickly clubs the back and hits a sit-out sunset flip powerbomb for a near fall!
Zayn pulls Ford to his feet, but Ford punches back and hits a step-up enzuigiri. Dawkins tags in and knocks Zayn to the corner before hitting an avalanche. Dawkins hits an enzuigiri. Ford tags in, and The Street Profits hit a modified Doomsday Device with Ford hitting a blockbuster. Owens quickly breaks up the pin! Zayn pulls himself up in the corner. Ford charges, but Zayn hits an exploder into the corner. Owens tags in and punches Dawkins off the apron before telling Ford to “Suck it.” Owens hits a cannonball in the corner, goes to the top rope, and connects with a Swanton Bomb. Owens covers, but Dawkins breaks it up.
Zayn goes after Dawkins, but Dawkins sends him out of the ring. Owens knocks Dawkins out of the ring, and Ford superkicks Owens out. Ford hits a beautiful somersault senton and sticks the landing on the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions. Ford gets Owens in the ring and goes to the top rope. Owens avoids a frog splash, but Ford rolls through to not crash and burn. Owens immediately hits a Stunner, and Ford is out on his feet. Zayn tags in and shoves Ford to the corner. Zayn hits a vicious Helluva Kick for the victory!
Winners by Pinfall: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
In-Ring: Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley
Video Package: Highlights of Seth “Freakin” Rollins defeating Logan Paul on WrestleMania Saturday
Cathy Kelley is backstage with Seth “Freakin” Rollins. She asks him about beating Logan Paul on WrestleMania Saturday. Rollins says he is feeling great because he hit the Stomp heard around the world. Rollins sent Logan Paul and KSI back to the wasteland of social media. Rollins says something is missing tonight. Rollins says the party isn’t back here. It’s out there. Rollins tells the DJ to play his song.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his way to the ring. The crowd enthusiastically sings his theme song. After commercials, we come back from the break to see Seth “Freakin” Rollins conducting the crowd. They are loudly singing his song. Rollins smiles and leaves the ring satisfied.
Cathy Kelley is backstage with Bobby Lashley. She asks him about winning the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Lashley says it was great to win but having to go out there at WrestleMania and not fight burnt him up. Bronson Reed comes up and asks if he can call him Uncle Bobby. Lashley taught him a lot like how to lose. Lashley asks if he wants a match, but Reed declines. Mustafa Ali walks up and says things haven’t been going Lashley’s way. Lashley needs to learn how not to take no for an answer. Lashley says Ali is telling him that he should just take someone to the ring and maul them.
Lashley grabs Ali and throws him backstage. Lashley punches him into Gorilla Position and knocks him into the arena. Lashley puts Ali in the ring.
Bobby Lashley vs. Mustafa Ali
The bell rings to start this match. Ali quickly kicks Lashley, but that only infuriates him. Lashley hits the ropes and turns him inside out with a clothesline. Lashley applies the Hurt Lock for the win.
Winner by Submission: Bobby Lashley
Backstage: Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns is sitting backstage looking very pensive. Solo Sikoa sits nearby. Reigns asks if his cousins are gone. Heyman says they were sent to the private jet. Reigns asks if Heyman knew Brock Lesnar would be here. Heyman says this is usually the time that Lesnar disappears for 6 to 9 months, a life Reigns rescued him from. Heyman loves him for that. Reigns asked how this happened. Heyman says Reigns’s last match against Lesnar was at SummerSlam. Lesnar has nothing to lose by coming out. Reigns says smashing Brock Lesnar is one of his greatest career accolades, so he’ll do it again. Then he’ll smash Cody Rhodes as he did last night. Then he’ll tag in Solo Sikoa and see who is really ready.
In-Ring: Bianca Belair, Rhea Ripley
Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair makes her way to the ring. An “E-S-T” chant picks up. Belair thanks the fans and puts over Asuka for being one of the toughest women she’s ever faced.
SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley makes her way to the ring! Ripley says Belair walks around here calling herself the “E-S-T,” but she’s the luckiest woman in WWE. After her humongous Royal Rumble victory, she decided to challenge Charlotte Flair instead of Belair. Ripley gets in the ring. Ripley promises they will get back to this. Ripley will beat Belair just like she beat Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania.
Belair asks if she’s the luckiest because Ripley didn’t choose her. Ripley made her decision for a reason. Ripley is SmackDown Women’s Champion and can stand on that alone. Belair is all about getting in the ring with the best, and that includes Ripley. One day, when Ripley is ready, we’ll really see who is the best of the best. Ripley backs up and waves goodbye to Belair.
Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez vs. Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai & IYO SKY)
Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez make their way to the ring. Rodriguez looks at Ripley’s SmackDown Women’s Championship before getting in the ring. Morgan and Rodriguez will battle Dakota Kai and IYO SKY. The winning team will receive a match against the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
The winners of this match will receive a match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship.
Raquel Rodriguez and Dakota Kai will start the match. Rodriguez quickly powers Kai down and counters a scorpion kick into a stretch muffler. Liv Morgan tags in and forearms Kai down. Morgan hits the ropes, but Kai follows her for a big boot. Morgan quickly comes back with a backstabber. IYO SKY tags in and dropkicks Morgan down. Morgan fights back, but Sky dropkicks her again. Morgan sends Sky and Kai out of the ring. Rodriguez tags back in. Rodriguez then powerbombs her partner out of the ring onto Kai and Sky.
Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Rodriguez gets Sky in the ring for a two-count. Morgan tags in. Morgan avalanches Sky, and then Rodriguez follows suit. Morgan kicks Sky down for a near fall. Sky quickly puts Morgan in the corner and attacks. Morgan knocks Sky back and goes to the second rope. Kai runs over, but Morgan punches her off the apron. Sky takes Morgan off the second rope and takes her down. Kai tags in and picks up a two-count. Kai kicks Morgan in the face for another two-count. Sky tags in and hits Morgan with a scoop slam. Morgan fights back and sends Sky out of the ring. Morgan goes for a tag and cuts Kai off before she can attack. Sky knocks Rodriguez off the apron before Morgan can tag her. Sky knocks Morgan back and hits a springboard dropkick for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Morgan fight back at Sky and hit a codebreaker. Rodriguez gets on the apron and tags in, as does Kai. The crowd seems distracted. Rodriguez takes Kai down with some kicks and a fallaway slam. Rodriguez hits a slingshot twisting senton. Sky tags in. Rodriguez fights off a double-team and throws Sky into Kai. Sky pulls Kai out of a slam. Rodriguez sends Kai into Sky to knock her to the floor. Morgan tags in. Rodriguez hits Kai with the Texana Bomb. Morgan follows up with Ob-Liv-ion for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan
Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan will face Becky Lynch and Lita for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship next week on Raw.
In-Ring: The Miz, Matt Riddle
The Miz is in the ring. Miz asks if they enjoyed WrestleMania. Miz says all the surprises were for him. Miz had three matches at WrestleMania against four people. Miz had to fight off George Kittle and Pat McAfee. Then he had to face “Jumping” Shane McMahon, who Miz beat so badly he couldn’t finish the match. Then the Dogg Father of WrestleMania Snoop Dogg sucker punched him and hit the worst-looking People’s Elbow. Surprise! Miz is still here. Miz is done with surprises.
Matt Riddle’s music hits! Riddle comes out to a big ovation. Riddle gets in the ring and says, “Surprise! Did you miss me?” Miz attacks him from behind and punches away at him. Miz takes off his jacket, but Riddle punches back and hits a Ripcord Knee to the face. Riddle then connects with Bro Derek and celebrates with the crowd.
Replays are shown of Damian Priest putting Bad Bunny through a table earlier tonight. Corey Graves announces that Bad Bunny appears to have separated his shoulder after going through the table.
Backstage: Trish Stratus, Lita & Becky Lynch
Cathy Kelley is backstage with Trish Stratus and WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Lita and Becky Lynch. Lita has a shiner from the match against Damage CTRL on WrestleMania Saturday. They put over taking out Damage CTRL and look ahead to their next fight.
Becky Lynch and Lita will defend the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship against Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan next week on Raw. The Miz will also battle Matt Riddle.
Roman Reigns & Solo Sikoa vs. Cody Rhodes & Brock Lesnar
Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring alongside Solo Sikoa, who he will be teaming with, and “The Wise Man” Paul Heyman. The main event is next!
This is Brock Lesnar’s first televised match on Monday Night Raw since defeating Tommy Dreamer on July 22, 2002, which was Lesnar’s highly touted rookie year.
Mike Rome finishes introducing everyone in the ring… and all of a sudden, Brock Lesnar lifts Cody Rhodes up and drops him with an F-5! Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman look stunned. Reigns signals to Heyman and Sikoa for them to get out of the ring. Lesnar stands over Rhodes, and the crowd loudly boos him. Lesnar grabs Rhodes and drops him with a second F-5. Lesnar kicks him in the head a few times. Lesnar looks down at Rhodes before pulling him up by the taped ribs and spiking him on his shoulder with a German Suplex.
Lesnar knocks Rhodes out of the ring and sends him into the barricade. Lesnar suplexes him into the timekeeper’s area. Lesnar goes into the timekeeper’s area and smashes a chair on Rhodes’s back. Lesnar is fired up and grabs the top half of the steel ring steps. Rhodes stumbles out of the timekeeper’s area and takes the steel steps to the side of the body and head. Lesnar throws the steps into the ring. Lesnar grabs Rhodes and gives him an F-5 through the commentary table! Lesnar lets out a primal scream. Lesnar threatens Adam Pearce and other officials that try to help.
Lesnar soon gets Rhodes into the ring and hits an F-5 on the steel steps! Lesnar walks off. WWE officials, doctors, and referees get in the ring to check on Rhodes. Lesnar sees this and sees that Rhodes slightly puts his arm up. Lesnar is fired up and charges the ring. Lesnar grabs a steel chair and gets in the ring. Lesnar smashes the chair on Rhodes’s back before hitting himself in the head with the chair. Lesnar then drives the chair into Rhodes’s throat and shouts something that is completely censored by the USA Network. Lesnar throws the chair aside and leaves the arena.
The trainers get in the ring, and a stretcher is brought out. The crowd erupts when Brock Lesnar walks out again, this time removing his gloves. Lesnar stands at the top of the ramp and flips everyone off as the show comes to an end.