In the aftermath of Money in the Bank, Monday Night Raw showcased the aftermath of the pay-per-view event and set the stage for SummerSlam. These are the important highlights from the show:
Brock Lesnar Returns in Chaotic Opening: The show kicked off with a chaotic opening as Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes were about to confront each other. However, they were interrupted by the return of Brock Lesnar, leading to a brawl and teasing a potential rematch.
Damian Priest Secures a Crucial Victory: Damian Priest went head-to-head with Shinsuke Nakamura in a match of great significance, especially as the Money in the Bank briefcase holder. Priest focused on Nakamura’s right arm and secured the win, solidifying his position as a rising star.
Shayna Baszler Shines on the Mic: Shayna Baszler delivered a fantastic promo, showcasing her improved mic skills. The crowd loved her performance, and it remains to be seen if she can become a top star in the WWE.
Alpha Academy Emerges as Winners: Alpha Academy, consisting of Maxxine Dupri, Chad Gable, and Otis, won a mixed tag match against Erik, Ivar, and Valhalla. The crowd adored their entertaining performance, and WWE should capitalize on their popularity.
Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya Delivers: Rhea Ripley faced Natalya in a highly intense match, seeking revenge for a previous encounter. Both women showcased their skills, and Ripley emerged victorious with a powerbomb.
Riddle Defeats Giovanni Vinci: Riddle faced Giovanni Vinci in a short match where Riddle quickly secured the win. However, the aftermath saw Drew McIntyre entering the ring, hinting at a potential alliance.
Trouble in Paradise for Judgment Day: The main event between Seth Rollins and Dominik Mysterio took a twist when Finn Balor made an unexpected appearance. Balor’s interference cost Damian Priest a chance to cash in his Money in the Bank contract, leading to tensions within the group.
While the matches provided solid action, the ongoing storyline between Damian Priest and Finn Balor stole the spotlight, raising questions about their ability to work together.