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WWE Raw results, grades: Finn Balor and Judgment Day narrow the lead

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WWE Superstar Finn Balor Joins Rhea Ripley and Damien Priest at Judgment Day as Trio Attack Legend Edge

Finn Balor joined Rhea Ripley and Damien Priest at Judgment Day (Picture: WWE)

WWE legend Edge was betrayed on Raw as Judgment Day gained a new member before their leader was ousted.

Monday night’s show saw the intimidating group — also including Rhea Ripley and Damien Priest — welcome Finn Balor into the ranks 24 hours after defeating AJ Styles and Liv Morgan in Hell in a Cell.

However, the trio identified the Rated R superstar as the weak link and held him back and launched a vicious attack on the man who brought them all together.

segment started with Edge, Priest and Ripley Ultimate Opportunists celebrated their victory on Sunday night before announcing Balor as the newest member of the group.

Referring to Edge’s entrance music, he notes that he finally sees things clearly, and thanks both Rhea and Damien for helping open his eyes to the truth.

However, things took a turn when Infamy’s Archer claimed that the last thing holding the group back was Edge, with all three members jumping on the attack.

Prince struck a coup de grace on the Hall of Famer, which was put through the announcement table and accompanied by a con-chair-two.

Meanwhile, it was a great night for Rhea Ripley, who found herself in the main event battling Liv Morgan, Alexa Bliss and Dewdrop with the Raw Women’s Title shot at Money in the Bank.

WWE Superstar Rhea Ripley hits Riptide with a dewdrop on Raw

Rhea Ripley hit Riptide at the dewdrop for a big win (Picture: WWE)

Bianca Belair was at ringside to give her potential challengers a closer look, and all four women were given a chance to shine in a spectacular match to headline the night.

In the end, Ripley — who definitely came across as a next-level star here — won with Riptide over Dewdrop, and fans are in for a treat when she can grab her rivalry with WWE’s EST. Reigns with Gold Up for .

The show began with Cody Rhodes addressing the fans after an uncomfortable and emotional victory over Seth freakin’ Rollins at Hell in a Cell, despite going into the match. With a legitimate and nasty pectoral tear.

American Nightmare described wrestling as a privilege and suggested that when he is up for surgery this week (Wednesday, actually), he looks at the prospect of competing in Money in the Bank in a matter of weeks Has happened.

Rollins eventually came to the ring and insisted that Rhodes had earned his respect, and he also told Cody that his late father Dusty would be proud of him right now.

The Visionary left Rhodes to soak up the roar of the crowd, attacking his pec with a sledgehammer and targeting the injury with a stomp, before returning to destroy him on stage.

Becky Lynch and Dana Brooke’s match was interrupted by a 24/7 title bullshit, and Akira Tozawa was later pinned for the gold.

The Big Time Becks – who is in a downward spiral – insists that he only gets to win one championship in his matches, and gold on the line for Asuka to help Brooke pin the mega-star. With the action resumed.

WWE Superstar Asuka helped Dana Brooke pin Becky Lynch on Raw

Asuka helped Dana Brooke pin Becky Lynch to a stunning victory (Picture: WWE)

Miz and Maryse promoted their reality show on Miz TV before Riddle was interrupted, business humiliations with the married couple, and even a challenge to Roman Reigns.

Ciampa attacked him out of nowhere, leading to a match between The Miz – in his suit – and the Original Bro, who was able to win an entertaining clash with an RKO.

The Street Profits defeated The Usos in a thrilling match, setting themselves up for a unified Tag Team Title match, with the action as exciting as you’d expect.
Montez Ford in particular continues to look like an absolute star.

Montez Ford climbs into the fight for The Street Profits as The Usos (Picture: WWE)

Bobby Lashley sought to move on from MVP and Omos, only to be interrupted by United States Champion Theory, a challenge by All Mighty.

Vir defeats Dominic Mysterio in a good fight when his father Ray joins in to protect his son and is disqualified.

Elsewhere, Omos defeated Cedric Alexander with just one move, and after the match Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode came out for an interview, which led to Dolph hitting the MVP with a superkick before the Dirty Dogs bolted.

Ezekiel defeated Otis in a fun but brief match, with the real drama coming after the bell when he challenged Kevin Owens to a rematch the following week.

Keo accepts, provided Zeke will admit that he is in fact Elias – which he did, before revealing that he was lying and that he is actually Ezekiel, Elias’ younger brother.

WWE Raw airs Monday nights at 1pm on BT Sport 1.


WWE Raw results and grades

  • 24/7 Title: Dana Brooke (c) pinned Becky Lynch after the match resumed (c for the whole section,
  • Riddle defeated The Miz (B-,
  • Championship Contenders: The Street Profits beat The Usos (B+,
  • Veer beat Dominic Mysterio by DQ (C+,
  • Omos overtakes Cedric Alexander (n/a,
  • Ezekiel pinned Otis (C+,
  • number one contender match: Rhea Ripley beat Dewdrop, Liv Morgan & Alexa Bliss (a-,

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