Tonight’s edition of Monday Night RAW emanates from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida inside of the WWE ThunderDome. The show is headlined by WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre facing Keith Lee as well as a RAW Tag-Team Championship #1 contender's triple-threat tag-team match and a monstrous RAW Underground matchup.
Before the show begins, let's see what tonight has in-store...
Keith Lee Looks For Revenge On WWE Champion, Drew McIntyre
Seth Rollins & Murphy, Dominik Mysterio & Humberto Carrillo and Andrade & Angel Garza Battle It Out To Determine The Street Profits Challengers For The RAW Tag-Team Championships At Clash Of Champions
Braun Strowman and Dabba-Kato Square-Off At RAW Underground
The show begins with Retribution rushing the ring and they take off their hoodies and are dawning masks but you can see clear as day who the 5 members are. Dominik Dijakovic, Dio Maddin, Shane Thorne, Mia Yim and Mercedes Martinez. Dijakovic says Retribution will make everyone pay for their sins...because they are the judge, the jury and the executioners.
Out comes The Hurt Business of MVP, Bobby Lashley, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin who come running down but Retribution slides out of danger. MVP challenges them to a match, later tonight but more members appear out of nowhere and surround the ring and go on the attack as we head to a commercial break.
Back from the break, we see the commentary team of Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton and Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler who say that Retribution have signed WWE contracts that allow them to do whatever they want at anytime that they want.
The RAW Tag-Team Champions, Montez Ford & Angelo Dawkins of The Street Profits make their way down and they’ll join the commentary team for the following matchup...
- Triple-Threat Tag-Team RAW Tag-Team Championships #1 Contender’s Match - Seth Rollins & Murphy vs Dominik Mysterio & Humberto Carrillo vs Andrade & Angel Garza
Highlights (Seth Rollins & Murphy vs Dominik Mysterio & Humberto Carrillo vs Andrade & Angel Garza)
Result - Andrade & Angel Garza defeat Dominik Mysterio & Humberto Carrillo and Seth Rollins & Murphy, Will Face The Street Profits At Clash Of Champions
We then see Retribution, backstage who accept The Hurt Business’ challenge for a match, later tonight...and instead of being repaid in money, tonight, they’ll be repaid in Retribution.
Kevin Owens is in the ring, where he’s set to host the latest edition of the ‘K.O. Show’. Owens introduces his guest of the evening...Shane McMahon.
Owens briefly runs through their history against one another but then says that’s water under the bridge and Shane is here to do what McMahon’s do the best, promote, and tells Shane to promote RAW Underground, for later tonight.
Shane hypes up Braun Strowman vs Dabba-Kato, which is set for later, tonight. Shane then says he’ll formally introduce Owens to Dabba-Kato...and out he comes. Owens says Dabba is the new kid, so he doesn’t know how things work around here and Owens slaps the hell out of Dabba and calls out Braun Strowman, who’s on his way to the ring.
The two behemoths state each other down and Shane McMahon stands in the middle of the them and tells them to wait for RAW Underground but Aleister Black comes out of nowhere and attacks Kevin Owens and lays him out at ringside.
Keith Lee vs Drew McIntyre AGAIN ends in a no-contest when Randy Orton interferes and attacks Drew McIntyre with a steel-chair.
Orton then says, this Sunday at Clash of Champions, he & Drew won’t have a normal WWE Championship match as he walks toward an ambulance that’s parked near the entrance ramp. Randy says he was taken out of the arena in one of these (the ambulance) 2-weeks ago when Drew delivered not 1, not 2, but 3 claymore kicks but he’s not the only one who has a past with being taken out in an ambulance. Edge does, Christian does, Big Show does, Ric Flair does, Shawn Michaels does...and even Drew McIntyre does...& the Drew will once again feel that fate, this Sunday at Clash of Champions. Orton says an ambulance signifies many things for many people...recovery, injury or even death...but for him, it signals his 14th WWE Championship reign...and this Sunday, Drew McIntyre will succumb to the 3 most devastating letters in Professional Wrestling...R...K...O.
- RAW Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Match - Zelina Vega vs Mickie James
Highlights (Zelina Vega vs Mickie James)
Result - Zelina Vega defeats Mickie James, Will Face Asuka At Clash Of Champions
- Match - Cedric Alexander (with MVP) vs Apollo Crews (with Ricochet)
Highlights (Cedric Alexander vs Apollo Crews)
Result - Apollo Crews defeats Cedric Alexander
The Monday Night Messiah, Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring and says it’s about time that everyone knows the truth...and shows a photograph of Dominik Mysterio, his sister, Aalyah, Rey Mysterio and Rey’s wife, Angie...and then invites the Mysterio family to the ring, who all make their way down. Rey says they’re all sick of Seth’s mind games and they intend to beat his ass, like they did to Murphy. Seth says to hold on a second and says he’s truly grown to respect the Mysterio family and how they do everything together...and that’s exactly why they deserve the truth...and in this envelope (that Seth is holding) there are the results of a DNA test and they need the answer to the question...is Rey really Dominik’s father. Seth then reads the results and says that they show that he’s NOT the father of Dominik. Rey laughs the results off and then asks Seth if he really wants to take that road, because he’s been there before and it didn’t work then...and it certainly won’t work now. Seth says maybe he was wrong...and is wasn’t about Dominik...maybe it was Aalyah. Seth shows footage of Aalyah checking on Murphy, after Rollins’ attack on Murphy, last week...Rey says he and Aalyah already talked about that and he taught her to be caring and compassionate and says Rollins needs to keep his daughter’s name out of her mouth. Rey says Aalyah is just 19 and is naive and doesn’t know anything about this world. Aalyah yells at Rey and storms off and the rest of the Mysterio family goes after her. Rollins says he just came out here to inform and didn’t intend to drive a wedge in their family...and sometimes even in a family as strong as the Mysterio family argue. Rollins says sorry and walks away as we head to a commercial break.
The WWE Women’s Tag-Team Champions, Shayna Baszler & Nia Jax squash Lana & Natalya in about 2-minutes while their opponents for this Sunday, Liv Morgan and Ruby Riott are on commentary.
After the match, Baszler & Nia attack Ruby & Liv then Nia drills Lana with a Samoan Drop through the announce table for a 2nd straight week.
We then go to RAW Underground where Riddick Moss defeats Erik of the Viking Raiders and we cut back to the ring where RAW Women’s Champion, Asuka is making her way to the ring and is about to be in action...
Asuka vs Peyton Royce ends in a no-contest after Zelina Vega attacks Asuka during the match.