Nia Jax came to the ring, sat in a chair and said it “must be Monday” because Charlotte Flair has been gifted a title shot despite her issues with Asuka in recent weeks. At that point, R-Truth’s music hit, who confused Jax with Akira Tozawa. The ring was then surrounded by Tozawa and ninjas, who chased Truth off, only for Flair’s music to hit next.
Flair said Jax dropped the ball in her two title matches and now was just throwing a hissy fit. Jax said Charlotte only gets chances because of her father, to which Flair said she has beaten Asuka twice in the past two weeks, not because of Ric, but because she’s that good. Jax said that she never beat her and that she dominated her in their only match. Flair then punched Jax and the two began to brawl.
Following a video package for the Raw Tag Team title match, Zelina Vega was shown smiling into the camera.
As Charlotte left the trainer’s room, Charly Caruso asked her if she had any second thoughts about facing Asuka. Charlotte said this wasn’t ballet and her arm would feel fine holding up the championship.
Caruso saw Vega, Garza and Andrade nearby and asked about their attack. Garza said when you want something you have to take risks, like when you see a beautiful woman. He explained this while staring into her eyes. Vega pulled him away and told Caruso that they were a cohesive unit. Andrade said they were going to take the tag titles.
Raw Women’s Championship: Asuka (c) vs. Charlotte Flair
Asuka missed a dropkick to the outside early on and Charlotte took over. After a break, Asuka came back with a German suplex and kicks to the arm (instead of the chest). Asuka hit a kick to the head but Charlotte came right back with a big boot. Asuka tossed Charlotte shoulder-first into the turnbuckle and applied an armbar but she got a rope break. Charlotte hit a spear, but Asuka got a rope break herself. Asuka countered a Figure Four into a rollup for a nearfall. Charlotte countered a triangle choke into a Powerbomb but Asuka held on and applied the Asuka Lock. Charlotte tapped out.
Winner: Asuka (c)
Caruso asked Nia Jax about the match. Jax said it would be a shame if someone kicked the queen while she was down.
Caruso found Charlotte, who was annoyed to see her again. Charlotte gave Asuka credit for the win. Before Flair could say more, she was attacked from behind by Jax, who drove her already injured shoulder into the ring post of a backstage training ring.
Natalya approached Sarah Schreiber who spoke about Charlotte’s arm injury. Natalya figured, with Becky Lynch gone and Charlotte injured, the Raw locker room would need her leadership, especially since Asuka wasn’t the type to rally the others. Natalya had news but told Schreiber that she’d have to wait to hear it.
Liv Morgan vs. Natalya w/Lana
Lana accompanied Natalya to the ring and Phillips reminded us of her history with Morgan. Natalya dominated in the early going and threw Morgan out of the ring. Morgan managed to hit a headscissors off the apron. She was then distracted by Lana as she was re-entering the ring, so Natalya swept her legs out and applied a Sharpshooter for the submission win.
Women’s Tag Team Titles: Sasha Banks & Bayley (c) vs. The IIconics
Bayley forced Banks to start and Billie Kay immediately caught her with a boot for a nearfall. Bayley saved Banks from a double team and took out Peyton Royce. The IIconics managed to double team Bayley, which led to a break just over a minute into the match. Royce gave Bayley a fisherman’s suplex but Banks broke up the cover. Banks tagged in and attempted three amigos but Royce escaped the last one and pushed her into Bayley, who fell off the apron. Banks fought off Kay before putting Royce in a crossface for the submission win.
Winners: Sasha Banks & Bayley (c)
After the match, Bayley bragged about the win. Banks said she couldn’t help be jealous when seeing her with her two belts. Bayley was her best friend but she wanted to experience that for herself. Banks said, “I want a title match.” Banks said she was officially challenging… Asuka. Bayley and Banks laughed. Asuka appeared immediately and accepted the challenge, saying Sasha is not the boss of her. Bayley attacked Asuka and Banks joined in. Banks gave her a backstabber and put her in the crossface.
Ruby Riott tried to approach Morgan in the back but she blew her off. Morgan didn’t want Ruby to make her feel any worse than she already did.