Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch vs. Asuka
Asuka had the early advantage with a side headlock. Lynch recovered and rocked Asuka with a side tackle. Lynch ended up on the apron but fought off Asuka. Sane distracted Lynch and Asuka knocked Lynch off the apron with a hip attack. Back from the break, Asuka was firmly in control and worked over the arm. Lynch fired back with forearms, but Asuka took back over.
Lynch recovered and made a fiery comeback. Asuka scored a near fall with an inside cradle. Lynch attempted the Dis-arm-her, but Asuka avoided and hit a modified sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Asuka charged, but Lynch moved, and she fell to the floor. Lynch hit a sliding dropkick and leaped off the apron. Sane pushed Asuka out of the way, and Lynch rocked her with a forearm.
Asuka attacked Lynch from behind to take over. Lynch jumped off the second turnbuckle, but Asuka hit the codebreaker for a two count. Lynch ended up on the apron and avoided the hip attack. Asuka was caught up in the ropes. Lynch locked on the Dis-arm-her with Asuka still in the ropes, but she had to break the hold.
Lynch hit an inverted DDT on the apron. Back from the break, Asuka hit a superplex for a near fall. She locked on an armbar, but Lynch countered into a sit-out powerbomb for a two count. Lynch missed a leg drop, and Asuka applied the Asuka Lock. Lynch fought out, and they battled in the middle of the ring. They traded quick pin attempts. Asuka rolled up Lynch for a near fall. Lynch recovered and pinned Asuka to retain the title.
Winner: Becky Lynch (c)
After the match, Shayna Baszler jumped Lynch from behind. She beat Lynch down and locked on the Kirifuda Clutch. Baszler threw Lynch to the ground. Baszler then bit Lynch in the back of her neck. Blood dripped out of Baszler’s mouth too. Lynch screamed in pain and required medical attention. She freaked out but then tried saying she was okay.
In the back, medical staff tried to convince Becky Lynch to get in an ambulance and go to a local medical facility. She refused to go and pulled out the Ambulance driver. She jumped in the front seat and drove off.
Zelina Vega was with Angel Garza who was set to face Cedric Alexander. Before the match, Vega called Garza a man’s man. They recapped Garza attacking Humberto Carillo and Rey Mysterio last week. Garza said it’s true he’s a man’s man, but he’s also a ladies man because no woman can resist him.
Carillo ran out and jumped Garza. They brawled around ringside. Officials dragged Carillo away. The match finish came when Alexander attempted a cross body, but Garza hit a dropkick. Garza then hit the Wing Clipper for the win.
Charly Caruso interviewed NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. Ripley’s doesn’t care that Flair hasn’t responded to her yet. Sarah Logan interrupted and was furious that Ripley showed up on Raw. Ripley didn’t care and mocked Logan.
In the back, Sarah Schreiber tried to interview Bobby Lashley. Lana noted Ricochet is a thief and stole Lashley’s dream. She was distraught, but Lashley seemed annoyed. He noted he’s not some skinny kid with big dreams. Lashley is going to do Brock Lesnar a favor and destroy Ricochet.
Sarah Logan made her way down to the ring and demanded Rhea Ripley face her. Ripley walked out to answer the challenge.
Rhea Ripley vs. Sarah Logan
Charlotte Flair watched the match from the ramp. Ripley rocked Logan with clotheslines and a dropkick. Ripley looked over at Flair several times and then hit the Riptide for the win in a quick match.
Winner: Rhea Ripley
After the match, Ripley wanted to know Flair’s answer to her challenge. She noted Flair even showed up to NXT but gave no answer. Flair pointed out that after TakeOver: Portland Ripley might not even be the champion. Flair still didn’t answer Ripley’s challenge.
Ricochet defeated Bobby Lashley, who was accompanied by Lana. Ricochet hit the 630 Splash for the win.
Sarah Schreiber interviewed Ruby Riott in the back. She returned to teach Morgan that Riott strikes when she wants to. Morgan is a follower, and Riott had to look after her before.
Lynch made her way to the ring with the back of her neck taped up. She noted the doctors gave her something to deal with the pain and wants to know where Shayna Baszler is. She said she doesn’t care how tough she is or who she hangs out with. Lynch has run through them all. Lynch noted Baszler better find Lynch before she finds her.