Results by Roy Nemer and Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
September 11, 2023
Norfolk, Virginia – Norfolk Scope Arena
Commentary: Michael Cole and Wade Barrett
Quick Match Results
- Damian Priest & Finn Balor defeated Jey Uso & Kevin Owens via Coup de Grace by Balor on Owens
- The Miz defeated Akira Tozawa via Skull Crushing Finale
- Drew McIntyre defeated Kofi Kingston via Claymore
- Shayna Baszler defeated Chelsea Green via Exterminatus (Piper’s Pit)
- Six Man Tag Team Match: Alpha Academy & Tommaso Ciampa defeated Imperium via Sicilian Stretch submission by Ciampa on Vinci
- Women’s World Championship: Rhea Ripley (c) defeated Raquel Rodriguez via Riptide after Nia Jax attacked Rodriguez
In-Ring: Jey Uso, Kevin Owens, The Judgment Day
WWE Raw kicks off with Jey Uso coming out to a loud pop from the crowd. He gets in the ring with the fans chanting “Uso”. He tells them that “Main Event Jey Uso is now in your city” and how it feels good to be out of the Bloodline and to be on Raw.
Kevin’s music hits and out he comes to the ring. Owens gets in the ring and he tells Jey that Jey Uso is now on the Kevin Owens show. He tells Jey that he knows exactly what Jey is going through. He did a lot of bad things to a lot of good people and he found himself feeling like he needed to make a change. It took him a while to earn people’s respect and trust. Several people still don’t respect or trust him. He knows and understands but McIntyre and Riddle that’s just two of a lot of people in the locker room that don’t want him here. Lots of people told him that they don’t want Jey on Raw. It won’t be easy. He says Cody seems to be willing to give him a chance. And last week even Sami Zayn welcomed him back with open arms. But that’s it, if he wants to earn people’s trust and respect, as far as he is concerned, he has a long way to go to earn his trust and respect. And to prove to him that he isn’t the same scumbag that was running with the Bloodline.
Out come the Judgment Day. Balor tells Jey that the entire Judgment Day respects him. Priest tells Owens that he doesn’t speak for the locker room and especially not the Judgment Day because they are the one’s that run the show. He tells Jey he understands if he will need some time to make up his time but the Judgment Day door is always open to him, he just needs to walk through it.
Priest mentions how Dominik said no a thousand times but at the end of the day, he is his best version and a Champion. Dominik tries to speak but the fans boo. We can’t hear Dominik but Priest begins to talk. He mentions how they thought that they had a match against Owens and Zayn. Owens says that Zayn isn’t there but it doesn’t matter because he will fight all three of them. Jey tells Owens not to worry about Zayn because he is here too. He asks Owens to have a tag team match, he and Owens against the Judgment Day. Owens looks conflicted and says to do it. Jey super kicks Dominik and they beat up the Judgment Day as we cut to a commercial break.
Jey Uso & Kevin Owens vs. Damian Priest & Finn Balor
The bell rings and we are under way. Priest pushes Jey into the corner and backs off. Balor is tagged in. Finn with a headlock but Jey reverses it into a head lock himself. Balor gets out of it and Jey with a right hand. An arm bar by Jey and Owens is tagged in. They double team Balor. A right hand by Owens as he throws Balor to the ropes and a DDT by Owens. He goes for the cover but Balor kicks out. A right hand by Owens as he goes for a body slam but Balor lands on his feet and he attacks Kevin’s leg from behind. Priest is tagged in as they double team Owens. Priest gets Owens in the corner but Owens kicks him away and tags Jey in. Jey with a cross body off the top rope. He goes for the cover but Priest kicks out. Jey with a Samoan drop and Priest rolls to the outside. In comes Balor but Jey throws him to the outside. Jey runs and lands a splash over the top rope onto Priest and Balor. Dominik attacks Owens as the referee was distracted.
Back from commercial, Finn goes for an elbow drop on Owens but Owens moves out of the way and Jey is tagged in. Jey runs in and knocks Finn down. Priest gets in the ring and Jey throws him to the outdside. Jey runs towards Balor in the corner but Balor moves out of the way. Ballor runs towards Jey but Jey hits him with a neckbreaker. Jey climbs the top rope and jumps but Balor gets his knees up. Priest and Owens are tagged in. Owens with right hands and stomps. He goes for a cannonball but his knee gives in.
Priest goes for a big boot but Owens blocks it and hits him with a right hand. Owens climbs the second rope and he lands a DDT. He goes for the cover but Priest kicks out. Owens climbs the top rope and Priest with a right hand. Priest climbs the top rope but Owens knocks him down. Balor is tagged in and he climbs the second rope. He goes for a suplex but Owens reverses it and he slams Balor down. He goes for the cover but Priest kicks out. Jey gets in the ring but Priest with a right hand. Owens goes for a stunner, Priest moves out of the way, Jey goes for a super kick, Priest moves out of the way and Jey accidentally superkicks Owens. Priest and Jey fight to the outside of the ring as Finn lands a Coup de Grace. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: The Judgment Day
Jey and Owens look at each other after the match as Owens limps away.
Backstage: Jey Uso, Kevin Owens
Back from the commercial, Jey approaches Owens backstage. He tells Owens it was an accident. Owens says he knows everything he has to know as he yells at Jey telling him to join the Judgment Day and to dye his hair purple.
We see highlights of last week’s Intercontinental Championship match between Gunther and Chad Gable.
We cut backstage as Imperium drives into the arena in a black Mercedes Benz, wearing black suits. Out steps Gunther as they enter the arena.
Video: September 11
Michael Cole gives a speech talking about September 11, 2001, as they show images from the terrorist attack.
The Miz vs. Akira Tozawa
Replays are shown of Raw from three weeks ago. The Miz was preoccupied with LA Knight, who was on commentary, and Akira Tozawa pinned Miz in a big upset. After the match, Knight hit Miz with Blunt Force Trauma.
The bell rings, and Tozawa avoids an attack from Miz before hitting some kicks. Tozawa hits a hurricanrana and a dropkick. Tozawa charges him, but Miz turns him inside out with a big boot. Miz punches away at Tozawa and chokes him on the ropes. Miz hits the ropes and leaps onto Tozawa against the ropes. Miz taunts the crowd. Miz kicks Tozawa in the chest and talks some trash. Miz kicks him in the back and waits for him to get up to kick him in the head. Tozawa is looking defeated. Miz grabs him by the ear and pulls him to his feet. Tozawa breaks free and chops the chest. Miz knees him in the midsection and sends him to the apron, but Miz thinks he actually sent him to ringside. Miz sees him on the apron and charges, but Tozawa kicks him back. Miz avoids a shoulder thrust and hits a lungblower back into the ring. Miz signals for the end. Miz connects with a Skull Crushing Finale, and it’s academic at this point. Miz grabs the lifeless Tozawa and hits a second Skull Crushing Finale. Miz pulls him to his feet, shouts, “M-I-Z,” to which the crowd responds, “YEAH,” and hits a third Skull Crushing Finale for the decisive victory.
Winner by Pinfall: The Miz
The Miz will face LA Knight this Friday on SmackDown.
Backstage: Raquel Rodriguez
Byron Saxton is backstage with Raquel Rodriguez. She nearly dethroned The Eradicator until Dominik Mysterio got involved. Now he is banned from ringside. How will she defeat Ripley? Rodriguez puts over the strength of Ripley and how people lose to her from fear before the bell even rings. Rodriguez says she’s not like most people. Dominik won’t be there to help her tonight. Reality is worse than a nightmare. Tonight, Ripley won’t be the tallest, strongest, or angriest woman in the ring. Ripley will get a taste of her own medicine. We’ll see who walks out as Women’s World Champion.
Rhea Ripley will defend the Women’s World Championship against Raquel Rodriguez in tonight’s main event. NXT North American Champion Dominik Mysterio will be banned from ringside.
Backstage: Shayna Baszler, Chelsea Green
Jackie Redmond is backstage with Shayna Baszler. Baszler says that Zoey Stark surprised her. Nine out of ten times, if she puts the Kirifuda Clutch on them, they tap. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Chelsea Green walks up and is looking for another amazing partner after her last wasn’t medically cleared. They are peers after all. Baszler says she’ll meet her in the ring and show her how large the gap is between them being peers. Baszler walks off. Green turns and Piper Niven is behind her. Green says she knew she was here. Niven takes the Tag Title and says she’s medically cleared.
In-Ring: Intercontinental Championship Celebration for Gunther
Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci of Imperium make their way to the ring in matching black suits. The celebration of the record-breaking reign of WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther is next.
Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci are in the ring together. The ring has two columns in it similar to the ones on their entrance video. Kaiser demands that everyone stand up and recognize the longest-reigning Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion of all time, “The Ring General” Gunther.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther makes his way to the ring in a suit. Gunther stands in the ring on a platform, and pyrotechnics go off as he holds the title up. Gunther has a smug smile on his face after breaking the 35-year record held by WWE Hall of Famer The Honky Tonk Man. Gunther speaks German to the crowd. To the surprise of absolutely nobody, the Ring General has rewritten history. Gunther says he is officially the longest-reigning and greatest Intercontinental Champion in history.
Gunther says to the legends that held this great title before him, they contributed absolutely nothing. Gunther elevated this championship to heights never seen before. Gunther is running out of competition. It seems like he’s only competing against himself.
“SHOOSH!” Chad Gable comes out to the stage. Gunther is not pleased. Gable says they had a main event for the ages last week. Gable is still feeling it from last week. It’s a week later, and Gunther is the one celebrating because he walked his way into the history books. Gable congratulates him. Gunther tells him to get into the ring and say what he wants to say to his face.
Gable gets in the ring and says he saw the look on Gunther’s face after the match. Of all the Superstars that he defeated during his reign, Gable gave him the toughest fight. Gable also saw the looks on his family’s faces at ringside. He saw the tears in his oldest daughter’s eyes, tears caused by Gunther. What Gunther has done is light a fire in Gable. This fire will not burn out until he makes this whole thing right. Gable says he beat Gunther once and will do it again. Gable doesn’t know where, when, or how, but he wants another opportunity at the championship. This time, for himself, his career, and his family, Gable swears to God that he is winning that championship. Gable swears to God that his daughter will walk out with a smile on her face.
Gunther is incredulous and asks if he wants another opportunity to drag his family from their home to see him get the biggest beating of his life. Gable is using his children as bait to get a little spotlight. Gable pushed him to his limit and is a fantastic athlete, but he is a disgusting, terrible father. Gable punches Gunther in the face. Kaiser and Vinci quickly double-team him, and Gunther kicks him. Otis runs down for the save and gets Kaiser and Vinci out of the ring. Gunther clotheslines Otis down. Gable attacks Gunther, but Gunther quickly takes him down. Imperium gets in the ring to attack, but Tommaso Ciampa runs down with a chair and clears them from the ring.
Backstage: Xavier Woods, Drew McIntyre
Replays are shown of Drew McIntyre accidentally injuring Xavier Woods two weeks ago. Last week, Kofi Kingston accidentally hit Matt Riddle, which cost him and McIntyre a match against the Viking Raiders. McIntyre was skeptical of Kingston.
Earlier today, Xavier Woods walked up to Drew McIntyre. Woods is okay with the accidental chair shot, but he’s confused as to why he’s talking trash about Kofi Kingston. McIntyre sighs and says he says what he said. If Kingston has an issue, he can man up and talk to him himself. Woods says he came to McIntyre man-to-man and now he’s disrespecting him. Woods says it must be jealous. Kingston won his World Championship in front of 80,000 screaming bodies. McIntyre won his World Championship in front of nobody at the Performance Center. McIntyre gets in his face and threatens him. If he’s so anxious to get beat up, McIntyre will grant his wish.
Backstage: Alpha Academy, Tommaso Ciampa
Jackie Redmond comes up to Alpha Academy and Tommaso Ciampa. She asks Ciampa why he came out to help. Last week, WWE Official Adam Pearce told him to take his opportunity. Chad Gable says he hates Imperium. Otis says he wants them in a 6-Man Tag Team Carnage Match. Gable likes it and asks if Ciampa is in. Ciampa walks off, so Gable says that means he’s in.
Xavier Woods vs. Drew McIntyre
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. Woods ducks a lock-up and punches him. McIntyre sends him to the corner, but Woods gets out and chops him. McIntyre sends him to the corner again, but Woods gets out and dropkicks him. Woods lays in some punches before doing the 10 punches in the corner. McIntyre pushes him off, but Woods kicks him in the face. McIntyre responds by flattening him with a Glasgow Kiss to stop the momentum. McIntyre hits a release suplex. McIntyre pulls him to his feet and viciously chops the chest. McIntyre sends him into the ropes, but Woods avoids all of McIntyre’s offense and chops him. Woods hits the ropes, but McIntyre clotheslines him down. Woods quickly sends McIntyre out of the ring and hits a baseball slide. Woods goes for a plancha, but McIntyre catches him before throwing him onto the commentary table.
We come back from the break to see McIntyre punching away at Woods on the top rope. McIntyre goes for White Noise off the second rope, but Woods counters into a sunset flip powerbomb! Woods goes to the top rope and hits a beautiful diving leg drop for a near fall. Woods pulls McIntyre up on his shoulders, but McIntyre fights out. Woods knocks him back and goes for an Honor Roll, but McIntyre grabs him and hits two overhead belly-to-belly suplexes. McIntyre hits a neckbreaker before kipping up. McIntyre goes to the corner and counts down. McIntyre charges for a Claymore Kick, but Woods superkicks him down for a near fall.
Woods sets up for another superkick, but McIntyre blocks it and chops him down. McIntyre blocks a boot and goes for an inverted Alabama Slam, but Woods counters into a victory roll for a near fall. Woods kicks him in the face and hits a senton splash. Woods catches him with a Shining Wizard for another near fall. McIntyre is barely hanging on it seems. Woods punches him in the head a few times. The crowd chants, “This is awesome.” They get into a slugfest. McIntyre pushes him off, and they hit the ropes. Woods slides through the legs, but he turns into a Claymore from out of nowhere for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
Drew McIntyre walks off and says it didn’t need to be this way.
In-Ring: Cody Rhodes, Dominik Mysterio
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes comes out to a HUGE reaction. Rhodes asks Norfolk what they want to talk about.
NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio’s music hits, and he comes out to LOUD boos from the crowd with JD McDonagh at his side. Mysterio can barely be heard. Mysterio says he wants to talk about how happy he is that Rhodes brought “Main Event” Jey Uso to Monday Night Raw. The crowd is absolutely deafening! Mysterio gets in the ring and says Jey will join the Judgment Day. When he does, it’ll make Rhodes look like a fool. This atmosphere is absolutely UNREAL! Once Jey Uso is in the Judgment Day, it will be amazing. There won’t be a thing Rhodes can do about it. Mysterio flips Rhodes’ tie into his face a few times.
Rhodes punches Mysterio down. McDonagh quickly runs in and attacks, but Rhodes gives him a huge back body drop over the top rope. Rhodes takes it to Mysterio and hits him with a Cody Cutter. McDonagh runs back in, but Rhodes drops him with Cross Rhodes. Rhodes takes his tie off and rips his shirt off. Mysterio stumbles to his feet, and Rhodes drops him with Cross Rhodes for good measure. Rhodes celebrates big time.
Backstage: Jey Uso, Drew McIntyre
“Main Event” Jey Uso is walking backstage when Drew McIntyre comes up to him. McIntyre says he doesn’t trust Jey one bit. Jey says, “Cool.” McIntyre says Jey cannot stand on his own two feet. After teaming up with his brother, the Judgment Day seems like a good place to go. Jey tells McIntyre to show up, and he’ll show him that he doesn’t need anyone. McIntyre accepts the challenge.
Chelsea Green vs. Shayna Baszler
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Chelsea Green and Piper Niven make their way to the ring. It’s unclear if Niven is actually a champion. Green will face Shayna Baszler next.
Replays are shown of Shayna Baszler putting Zoey Stark to sleep but not getting her to tap out last week on Raw.
Shayna Baszler sidesteps Chelsea Green and gets in Piper Niven’s face. Baszler quickly takes Green down with a back suplex before bending the arm and stomping it. Green kicks Baszler away, but Baszler cuts her off with a knee to the midsection. Baszler takes her down and goes for an armbar, but Green fights it and scrambles out of the ring. Baszler gets in Niven’s face and warns her to get out of her business. Baszler shoves Niven aside and gets in the ring. Baszler goes for a Kirifuda Clutch, but Green counters into a roll-up for a two-count. Green goes for her finisher, but Baszler counters into Piper’s Pit, Ronda Rousey’s move, and picks up the win. It will now be called the Exterminatus.
Winner by Pinfall: Shayna Baszler
Piper Niven runs into the ring, but Baszler attacks her. Green and Niven double-team her until Zoey Stark runs down to make the save. Stark superkicks Niven. Baszler crushes Green with a knee to the face. Baszler and Stark stand tall.
Segment: Shinsuke Nakamura
Shinsuke Nakamura is shown in a video saying that Seth “Freakin” Rollins is not honorable. The road to his success is lined with the bodies of those who trusted him. Rollins believes the weak exist to be consumed by the strong. Rollins is a manipulator, a deceiver, and a liar. He brings shame onto his family and has no remorse. Nakamura will strip him of the title and expose the lies. Rollins’ lies mean nothing. Nakamura will challenge him when he feels like it.
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his way to the ring and is dressed to compete.
In-Ring: Seth Rollins
World Heavyweight Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins is standing in the ring listening to the crowd singing. Rollins greets Virginia and welcomes them to Monday Night Rollins. Rollins says he is a manipulator, a deceiver, and a liar. He’s all the things that Shinsuke Nakamura claims he is… but he is also a father, a fighter, and your World Heavyweight Champion. For a long time, Rollins didn’t know who he was. Rollins tried everything. In the Authority, he surrounded himself by people who lied to his face. Then he tried to be the guy that he thought everyone wanted him to be, but that didn’t work. Then he became a Messiah, but it didn’t work. Rollins built a facade to hide from himself and figured out what the people always wanted him to be: himself. That’s why they like him. Not because he’s a good guy or a bad guy, but because he’s Seth “Freakin” Rollins. That’s why they sing his song. The crowd sings his song.
Rollins says it’s beautiful to hear. For the first time in his life, that’s the reason he can go home and look in the mirror. He can look his daughter in the eyes and be proud of his future. Rollins isn’t here to talk. He’s here to fight. Management doesn’t want to hear that, but he’s not built to slow down. Rollins is a workhorse. He was born that way and wants to run free. Last week, he challenged Shinsuke Nakamura to a match, but he said he wanted to do it on his own time. Even though Nakamura walked out of Payback and Rollins didn’t, the match still took something out of Nakamura. Rollins lays the World Heavyweight Championship in the ring and challenges Nakamura to come out.
Shinsuke Nakamura’s music hits, but he doesn’t come out. We go backstage and see Nakamura viciously beating Ricochet. Nakamura says Rollins has bad timing. Nakamura says he thought Rollins wasn’t medically cleared, so he already fought. He’ll take Rollins’ title, but not tonight.
Backstage: Jey Uso, Finn Balor
“Main Event” Jey Uso is walking backstage. Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion Finn Bálor walks up to him. Bálor says it got crazy out there earlier tonight, but they’re good. It didn’t work out with Kevin Owens or Drew McIntyre, but the Judgment Day is always open. Jey seemed excited that Rhea Ripley was a fan of his. Bálor leaves him with something to think about.
Six Man Tag Team Match
Alpha Academy & Tommaso Ciampa vs. Imperium
Tommaso Ciampa and Giovanni Vinci start the match. They go at it, and Ciampa hits a headlock takeover. Vinci fights up and elbows out. Vinci uppercuts him and talks trash. Ciampa slides out of a slam and hits a Lou Thesz Press. Ciampa punches away at him. Ciampa gets him to his feet and punches him back before chopping the chest. Chad Gable tags in and wrenches the arm. Ludwig Kaiser quickly tags in and attacks Gable. Kaiser blocks a kick and punches him down. Kaiser grabs the arm and stretches it. Gable twists out and hits a drop-toe-hold. Gable wrenches the arm, but Kaiser pulls the hair. Vinci tags in and attacks Gable. Vinci brutalizes the arm before sending him into the ropes. Vinci lowers his head and eats a kick. Gable hits the ropes, but Kaiser pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Gunther catches Gable with a kick to the face and puts him in the ring. Vinci attacks Gable and tags Kaiser in. Gable tries to get away, but Kaiser holds him back. Kaiser avoids a German Suplex and clotheslines him down. Kaiser sends him into the ring post shoulder-first. Imperium hits a triple-team dropkick into the ring post and stands tall.
We come back from the break to see Gunther stop Gable from making a tag. Gunther chops him down before big booting Otis off the apron. Gunther pulls Gable to his feet and chops him down a few times. Gunther talks trash, but Gable takes him down by the arm.
Ciampa and Vinci tag in. Ciampa takes it to Vinci and clotheslines him down. Ciampa knees Gunther in the head and hits Vinci with a reverse DDT for a two-count. Kaiser distracts Ciampa, and Vinci clotheslines him down. Otis gets on the apron. Kaiser tags in, but Ciampa pulls him away. Otis tags in and crushes Kaiser with a spinning back elbow. Otis scoop slams Kaiser and avalanches him in the corner. Otis rips his shirt off to a big reaction and hits a Caterpillar Elbow Drop. Otis lifts him, but Kaiser slides off. Otis goes into the ring post shoulder-first after Kaiser moves.
Gunther tags in, so Gable tags in off Otis. Gable wildly takes it to Gunther and goes for a German Suplex, but Gunther fights it. Gunther hits a German Suplex on Gable before punching Ciampa off the apron. Gunther goes for a Powerbomb, but Gable counters into an ankle lock. Gunther crawls to his corner and tags Vinci in. Vinci hits a springboard cross-body block. Vinci gets out of an ankle lock, but he can’t avoid Chaos Theory. 1… 2… Gunther breaks it up. Gunther goes for a Powerbomb on Gable, but Ciampa breaks it up. Otis wipes out Kaiser at ringside. Gunther then boots Otis down. Gable picks Vinci’s ankle and puts him in the ankle lock. Gunther tries to get in to make the save, but Ciampa puts him in the Sicilian Stretch! Gunther is forced to watch Vinci tap out.
Winners by Submission: Alpha Academy and Tommaso Ciampa
Backstage: The Judgment Day
The Judgment Day are talking backstage. Finn Bálor says they need to keep the pressure on “Main Event” Jey Uso. They all come around. Dominik Mysterio says he wishes he could be at ringside. She wishes he could be as well, but Mami always comes out on top. The main event is next.
Backstage: Tiffany Stratton, Adam Pearce
NXT Women’s Champion Tiffany Stratton is backstage in WWE Official Adam Pearce’s office. Pearce says he talked to Shawn Michaels and wants to have a contract signing before tomorrow’s match. Becky Lynch walks in. Stratton says she has nothing but respect for Lynch and doesn’t understand why she’s coming after her. Lynch says Stratton tried to use her to get some attention on her dead title. She’s built like a goddess, strong as an Olympian, and dumb as a box of rocks. She only cares about being famous, so Lynch will take her title and make her famous. Stratton says she has no problem beating Lynch. The contract is signed.
Women’s World Championship
Rhea Ripley (c) vs. Raquel Rodriguez
NXT North American Champion “Dirty” Dominik Mysterio is banned from ringside.
The bell rings, and Ripley immediately ducks a clothesline. Rodriguez quickly rebounds with a clothesline. Rodriguez goes for a Powerbomb, but Ripley gets out. Rodriguez clotheslines her down before powering her to the corner and hitting some shoulder thrusts. Ripley fights back and goes for a whip, but Rodriguez doesn’t budge. Rodriguez puts Ripley in the corner and hits a powerslam for a two-count. Rodriguez applies a grounded bearhug, but Ripley fights up and elbows out. Rodriguez ducks a right hand and applies a bear hug. Ripley tries to fight out, so Rodriguez powers her hard into the corner. Ripley head-butts her back and hits a missile dropkick. Ripley gets out of the ring to follow Rodriguez. Ripley then jumps off the steel steps and hits a cannonball. Ripley growls at her and puts her back in the ring. Ripley hits a running knee to the face for a two-count.
Ripley mounts Rodriguez and punches away at her. Ripley kicks her in the ribs and slaps her in the head. Rodriguez slowly gets up, and Ripley quickly takes her back down with a dropkick. Ripley charges, but Rodriguez hits a back body drop over the top rope. Rodriguez goes outside and big boots Ripley into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Ripley continuing to attack Rodriguez and her leg. During the break, Rodriguez sent Ripley hard into the barricade. Ripley applies a deathlock and cinches it in, but Rodriguez soon punches out. Ripley avoids a big boot in the corner. Ripley puts her in the electric chair and drops her face-first onto the top turnbuckle. Ripley grapevines the head for a few moments. Ripley repeats it, but Rodriguez powers her up and drops her face-first onto the top turnbuckle. Rodriguez punches away at Ripley and rocks her with a forearm to the chest. Ripley responds with a forearm of her own. They hit the ropes and absolutely wipe each other out with stereo big boots!
They talk trash from their knees. Ripley lays in a head-butt. They slowly get up and lean on each other. They trade right hands before Ripley kicks her and stomps the foot. Rodriguez pushes her off and goes for a slam, but Ripley gets out and hits a northern lights suplex for a two-count. Ripley is frustrated and clubs away at Rodriguez. Ripley clubs her in the back of the head and sets up for Riptide. Rodriguez fights out and knees her in the face. Rodriguez hits snake eyes followed by a back body drop. Rodriguez connects with a big boot for a near fall.
Rodriguez slaps herself in the face to stay fired up. Rodriguez steps on her and goes for a corkscrew elbow drop, but Ripley gets a boot up. Ripley pulls herself to the top rope and shimmies before hitting a Frog Splash for a near fall. Ripley is in absolute disbelief. Ripley hits the ropes and baseball slides Rodriguez out of the ring. Ripley goes for a cannonball off the apron, but Rodriguez catches her and slings her into the commentary table! Rodriguez then hits a Tejana Bomb on the apron! Wow!
All of a sudden, Nia Jax runs in and hits Rodriguez with a Samoan Drop on the floor. The crowd boos. Rodriguez slowly pulls herself up and gets back in the ring. Ripley kicks Rodriguez in the face and hits the Riptide for the win.
Winner by Pinfall and still Women’s World Champion: Rhea Ripley
Nia Jax gets in the ring and head-butts Rhea Ripley down. Jax puts Ripley’s neck over the bottom rope, gets on the apron, and drops a leg. Jax pulls her to the corner and hits a Banzai Drop! Jax stands tall as the crowd boos.