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Welcome to our WrestlingINC.com live WWE “Raw” viewing party. Tonight’s show is broadcasting live from New York’s Madison Square Garden.

As of Monday evening, two matches were announced for tonight’s show.

  • Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns & Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Riddle & The Street Profits
  • The Mysterios vs. The Judgment Day

WWE is also promoting a celebration marking the 20th anniversary of Rey Mysterio’s debut in the company and an “Impaulsive TV” segment with Logan Paul..

Our live coverage will begin at 8 PM ET.

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We’re on the air! Jimmy Smith, Byron Saxton, and Corey Graves are on commentary.

We go straight into the ring where Logan Paul and The Miz are already brawling, throwing punches as they roll around. Referees and officials make their way into the ring after a few moments and finally break them up.

Jimmy Smith says Paul was in the ring with a microphone right before the live broadcast began and called out Miz and Miz answered him and the brawl began. We get a quick replay of what happened just before the broadcast started and what followed.

This was definitely a unique and eye-catching way to start the show.

Out of the replay and into the arena, The Bloodline makes its entrance. Graves mentions Roman Reigns walking the same aisle Bruno Sammartino once walked in Madison Square Garden.

The crowd chants “Roman” as they wait for Reigns to speak. He finally takes the microphone from Paul Heyman and requests that “Madison Square Garden” acknowledge him. The fans oblige.

Reigns summons Heyman and says he doesn’t feel like talking anymore and passes the mic back to Heyman. Heyman welcomes everyone to “The Island of Relevancy”. The mic cuts out and they go to a wide shot while someone passes a new mic to Heyman. Heyman says the sound guy must be from New Jersey and he could be the next guy to go.

Heyman says Sunday marks 700 days of Reigns’ title reign. Heyman says this plays perfectly into Brock Lesnar, who likes to “piss on everyone’s parade”. Heyman recalls Lesnar ruining Randy Couture’s title reign, Undertaker’s WrestleMania winning streak, and John Cena’s comeback match at SummerSlam last year. Heyman says Lesnar is going to try to ruin the party for Reigns.

Heyman compares the Reigns/Lesnar rivalry to Steve Austin vs. The Rock and Hulk Hogan vs. Randy Savage. Heyman says it’s time for Lesnar to go back to Saskatchewan and “slaughter a bunch of hogs”.

Heyman hypes this Saturday’s match the last match ever between Reigns and Lesnar and says Reigns will rid himself of Lesnar once and for all. Heyman says after Saturday night, Lesnar will not be able to stand at all.

Theory’s music hits and we are interrupted by the very same, microphone in hand. Theory says it’s funny that The Bloodline talks a lot but they’ve forgotten about him. He says he’ll take back his United States Championship on Saturday night at SummerSlam and then cash in his Money in the Bank contract and win the Undisputed Universal Championship. The crowd is giving him loud “What?” chants. Theory stops at the bottom of the entrance aisle.

Reigns gets the mic and asks if Theory is gonna stop right there. He says if Theory is gonna come into his arena, he should at least get in the ring and acknowledge his Tribal Chief. Theory gets in the ring, ready with his briefcase. Reigns chuckles and says Theory is a little nervous.

Reigns turns to Heyman and says they like him. Reigns tells Theory “Your daddy’s not here anymore”. The crowd audibly gasps. The Usos laugh. Reigns tells Theory this is his ring as the crowd chants “Daddy’s boy”. The next chant is “Who’s your daddy?” Reigns says if Theory keeps messing around, the Tribal Chief will be his daddy. Reigns says, “I run the Garden now.”

The Bloodline leaves and one of The Usos takes a cheap shot at Theory on his way out. Theory responds by whacking him with the briefcase. The Bloodline pauses but laughs it off and continues to leave. The crowd taunts Theory with more “Who’s your daddy?” chants.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, the ring announcer introduces Theory, who is still in the ring, microphone in hand.

Theory barely gets a word out and Drew McIntyre’s music interrupts him. McIntyre enters. Graves exclaims, “He doesn’t even go here”.

Drew McIntyre vs. Theory

The bell rings and McIntyre flattens Theory with a clothesline. McIntyre chops Theory in the corner. McIntyre powers Theory up from one knee into a vertical suplex.

Theory fires back with punches. A chop by Theory has no effect on McIntyre. He turns Theory into the corner and fires back with a bunch of punches and then tosses Theory out of the corner with a vertical suplex.

A jawbreaker by Theory breaks McIntyre’s momentum. He whips McIntyre into the corner but McIntyre comes straight out with a clothesline and follows with an overhead suplex and a Future Shock DDT. McIntyre signals for the Claymore, but Theory rolls out of the ring to the floor.

Theory catches McIntyre coming out with a kick but McIntyre quickly turns the tide and press slams Theory onto the announce table.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, McIntyre hits a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a 2-count. Theory avoids a charging McIntyre and McIntyre spills over the top rope to the floor. Theory waits in the ring. McIntyre gets up on the ring apron and Theory slams him against the ring post. He follows him out to the floor and throws McIntyre into the steel ring steps.

Theory gets back into the ring and waits. McIntyre beats the count and Theory is right on him with punches. Theory takes his time but McIntyre blocks a suplex attempt and takes him over with his own vertical suplex.

McIntyre and Theory trade punches in the center of the ring. McIntyre gets the better of the exchange. He follows with a spinebuster for a 2-count.

McIntyre lines up for the Claymore but The Brawling Brutes run down to the ring and the referee calls for the bell. The Brutes and Theory gang up on McIntyre in the ring.

Bobby Lashley’s music hits and Lashley runs down to the ring and he and McIntyre clean house. Jimmy Smith acknowledges they have been adversaries in the past. Theory tries to sneak up on them with the briefcase but they catch him in the act and Theory runs away.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, a tag team match is underway which we’re told Adam Pearce made during the break.

Bobby Lashley & Drew McIntyre vs. Sheamus & Theory (with Ridge Holland & Butch)

Theory gets McIntyre down and tags in Sheamus who stomps away in the corner. Sheamus leans a knee into McIntyre’s face in the corner. McIntyre fights back from his knees but Sheamus cuts him off with an Irish Curse backbreaker.

Sheamus stomps on McIntyre in the center of the ring and fires forearms into his lower back. McIntyre blocks a punch and fights back. Sheamus cuts him off with a punch to the gut and teases that he’ll tag Theory but doesn’t reach far enough for Theory to tag him. The commentary team says Sheamus is toying with Theory.

McIntyre hits a Glasgow Kiss headbutt and tags in Lashley and Lashley runs over Sheamus with shoulder tackles and a running clothesline into the corner. Lashley powers up Sheamus with a vertical suplex and catches Theory coming in with a Flatliner. Lashley clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope to the floor.

Lashley goes to the floor and charges toward Theory but Sheamus interrupts with a rising knee strike. In the ring, Butch is in the ring and staring down McIntyre, who’s on the apron. Holland tries a sneak attack but McIntyre takes out both of them. The referee ejects Butch and Holland from ringside.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Theory is in control of Lashley with a rear chin lock. Theory switches to a traditional chin lock to keep Lashley grounded but Lashley fights to his feet. Theory clubs him with a forearm and tags in Sheamus.

Sheamus knocks McIntyre off the ring apron with a cheap shot. Lashley catches him with a spinebuster. McIntyre is back on the apron and gets the tag. Theory also tags in. McIntyre runs wild with an overhead suplex and a reverse neckbreaker.

McIntyre goes for the Future Shock but Theory escapes. He runs into a sit-out powerbomb by McIntyre for a 2-count.

Lashley tags in. Sheamus low bridges McIntyre to send him out to the floor. McIntyre roars back and clotheslines Sheamus to the floor. They brawl until Sheamus hits White Noise to McIntyre on the floor.

Theory signals for A-Town Down and hoists up Lashley but notices Dolph Ziggler has made his way to ringside. Lashley slips out the back and puts Theory in the Hurt Lock and that gets the submission.

Bobby Lashley & Drew McIntyre defeated Sheamus & Theory

After the replay, we see Theory posing at the top of the entrance aisle. He turns around into stereo superkicks by The Usos. Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman walk out and Reigns lays the Money in the Bank briefcase across Theory’s chest.

Back at the announce table, the commentary team tosses to a video package on Rey Mysterio, highlighting his WWE debut 20 years ago and his rise up the ranks to become World Heavyweight Champion at WrestleMania 22.

We get a video from “earlier tonight”, showing Rey Mysterio arriving at the arena with Dominik and the rest of his family. The celebration is next. But first, we go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, we get another spooky video. A hand is seen writing “I am coming” in a thick red liquid.

Backstage, Dolph Ziggler is walking Kevin Patrick catches up to him and asks him to explain his actions. Ziggler says he just thinks Theory needs to be taught a lesson. AJ Styles walks into the scene but doesn’t get much out before American Alpha interrupts. Chad Gable talks about Theory surpassing Styles and Ziggler’s accomplishments. Gable wants to beat the jealousy out of them tonight. Styles accepts.

Back in the arena, the ring announcer introduces Rey Mysterio. Rey enters with Dominik.

Rey gets a microphone. The fans chant “Thank you, Rey”. Rey says 20 years is “really special”. Rey talks about being 14 years old when he had his first match and he never imagined he would one day perform inside a WWE ring. Rey says the truth is guys his size were not part of the business back then. He says he broke that “so-called blueprint of what a Superstart should look like”.

Rey talks about becoming world champion at WrestleMania 22. He says he made a lot of friends along the way who paved the way for him. He mentions Dean Malenko, Batista, Kurt Angle, Edge, and Eddie Guerrero. The crowd responds with “Eddie” chants. Rey says he loves and misses Eddie every day. Rey says he wouldn’t be where he is without him and he knows Eddie is watching over him every day.

Rey says he feels truly humbled and appreciative for the love and support the fans have given him for the past 20 years. Rey says his wife and daughter are watching backstage and he thanks them for always being there. We cut to a shot where Rey’s family are watching a monitor backstage. Rey tells Dominik he’s proud of him and he knows when he’s done Dominik will represent the Mysterio name to the fullest.

Rey thanks the fans one more time and everyone in attendance. He says he could be anywhere but he’s in the legendary and iconic Madison Square Garden.

Rey speaks a few sentences in Spanish, and I apologize that I’m not able to translate. But he gets a nice response from the crowd.

We see Finn Balor approaching the ring from the crowd and clapping. Damian Priest approaches from the other side of the arena and they make their way into the ringside area.

We go to a commercial break.

The Mysterios (Rey & Dominik) vs. The Judgment Day (Damian Priest & Finn Balor)

Back from the break, the match is already underway.

Balor is in control of Dominik but Dominik avoids a charge and tags in Rey. Rey hits a head-scissor takedown and tags in Dominik. Dominik powerbombs Rey on top of Balor. That gets a 2-count.

Rey tags in and mounts Balor in the corner for a series of punches. Balor reverses a whip and Rey hits hard into the opposite corner. Balor tags in Priest.

Priest floors Rey with a forearm shot and chokes him across the bottom rope. Priest whips Rey hard into the corner and follows with a flying back elbow for a 2-count.

Priest grounds Rey with an arm bar and tags in Balor. Priest slams Rey and Balor slingshots in with a double stomp. Balor grounds Rey with a chin lock. Rey quickly fights to his feet, hits an enziguiri and tags in Dominik. Dominik hits a cross body for a 2-count.

Dominik takes down Balor, who makes a blind tag to Priest. Dominik dives to the outside and gets caught by Priest, who slams Dominik into the barricade.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Balor and Dominik are the legal men. A double clothesline leads to them tagging in Rey and Priest. Rey hits a springboard crossbody and a seated senton from the top rope for a 2-count.

Rey charges into a superkick by Priest for a 2-count.

Priest lifts Rey for the Razor’s Edge but Rey escapes with a hurricanrana. Priest lands on the middle rope but Balor tags himself in and floors Rey with a shotgun dropkick. Balor lands the Coup de Grace but Dominik breaks up the pin attempt.

Priest gets a steel chair as Balor dumps Dominik out of the ring. He passes the chair to Balor and distracts the referee. Balor tosses the chair to Rey and tries the Eddie Guerrero trick but the ref doesn’t turn around to see it and Rey turns the tables and does it to Balor.

Dominik rallies and helps Rey hit a double 619 on Balor and Priest and Rey finishes Balor with a splash from the top rope to get the pin.

The Mysterios defeated The Judgment Day via pinfall

Back at the announce table, the commentary team tosses to video of Cody Rhodes and Titus O’Neil at the ESPY Awards last week and Rhodes receiving the ESPY for WWE Moment of the Year.

Backstage, “Raw” Women’s Champion Bianca Belair is walking. She is next. But first, we go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, we see the Mysterio family celebrating backstage. Rey and Dominik enter to join the celebration. Someone pops a bottle of champagne. Rey passes him a bottle of tequila. Rey’s daughter Aliyah fetches a gift. Rey opens it and it’s his ring gear from Halloween Havoc 1997. Rey wants to know where she found it. She says she had to dig.

They turn around and Rhea Ripley has entered the room. Aliyah confronts her and tells her to get out of here. Ripley pie faces Aliyah and drags Dominik out of the room by his hair. Rey follows her out and runs into an attack by The Judgment Day. They drag Rey down the hall and Priest powerbombs Rey onto a table.

Back at the announce table, the commentary team is disgusted. Jimmy Smith starts to toss to highlights of how we got to the Bianca Belair/Becky Lynch match at Summerslam but Belair is already making her entrance. They pause to let Belair get to the ring and then Saxton tosses to the video package again, and this time we get it.

 

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