Live from Albany, New York, it is Monday Night Raw and we are kicking off with the Scottish Psychopath, Drew McIntyre.
He quickly threw a shot at CM Punk, saying if you leave the company do whatever you want and return, you will be instantly forgiven. Then he spoke about Seth Rollins not choosing him to face in his title match tonight before mocking Jey Uso for apologizing to Randy Orton last week. He lastly wanted to bring up Sami Zayn, his opponent tonight, but Zayn interrupted him and made his way out.
McIntyre said he cannot believe Zayn thinks they are similar, Zayn was the only person that deserved to get screwed by The Bloodline. Zayn thought they were alike, but the more he listens to Drew and how delusional he is, he realizes they are nothing alike. McIntyre let his loss to Roman Reigns ruin him, but when he lost he stayed hungry and got his revenge in the main event of WrestleMania. Zayn believes he made his family proud and he asked Drew how his family is feeling. McIntyre said Zayn will not walk out of the ring tonight and demanded a referee.
Sami Zayn vs. Drew McIntyre
McIntyre was right after Zayn and he wanted to beat him down to nothing, but Zayn’s quickness was working for him as he launched McIntyre into the ring post. Zayn then flew to the outside with a tope and followed that with a moonsault off the barricade. Unfortunately for Zayn, he was then caught with a clothesline from McIntyre and the strikes and chops began raining down.
To begin a comeback, Zayn delivered a diving elbow, a suplex and a tilt-a-whirl DDT, but McIntyre then caught him with two belly-to-belly suplexes. McIntyre now caught Zayn in mid-air on the outside and then launched him onto the announce table and he crashed to the floor behind it. That was followed with a spine buster and sit-out powerbomb, but McIntyre then tried to go for an avalanche White Noise and Zayn turned it into a sunset flip. Zayn then gave McIntyre a big boot and a Blue Thunder Bomb, but Zayn tweaked his ankle early in the match and that began to work against him.
He was struggling to put weight on his left leg and McIntyre smelt blood, he instantly attacked the injured leg before hitting Zayn with a Claymore for the win.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
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Following a commercial, Zayn was being looked at backstage by a doctor when McIntyre attacked him again! He beat him to the ground while screaming, “You think you can talk about my family? You brought this on yourself!” Drew then took one final stomp onto Zayn’s injured leg on the concrete.
Becky Lynch was given some time to talk backstage when she was interrupted by Nia Jax. Lynch has been looking for fights and Jax said that once she is done with Shayna Baszler, she wants Lynch next.
Nia Jax vs. Shayna Baszler
Baszler looked to use her MMA experience early on to attack Jax’s arm, but Jax dropped her with a powerbomb. They then took the fight outside the ring where Baszler was able to push Jax into the ring post, she then tried to attack the arm again. However, Jax swept her legs out on the apron and then delivered a leg drop onto the back of Baszler’s head.
Jax followed that with a uranage and a side slam before crushing Baszler’s head into the post and hitting a Samoan drop. However, Baszler then began to battle back, she tripped Jax into the turnbuckle and then delivered several knees and kicks. Even with those kicks, Jax popped back up to run through Baszler and drop on her with a senton. Jax now went for the Annihilator, but Baszler German suplexed Jax from the second rope and locked in the Kirifuda Clutch. The hold was broken when Jax dropped all her weight onto Baszler and she followed that with the Annihilator to get the victory.
Winner: Nia Jax
Following the match, Becky Lynch made her way out, but Jax wanted nothing to do with her and retreated from the ring.
2 Out of 3 Falls Match: #DIY (Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa) vs. Imperium (Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci)
Ciampa and Kaiser got us started here and it was Imperium taking the early advantage, Vinci charged through Ciampa with a running crossbody. They remained on the attack until Ciampa caught Kaiser with a kick and tagged in Gargano who quickly went to work. He dropped Kaiser with a tilt-a-whirl DDT, kicked Vinci on the floor and delivered a slingshot spear to Kaiser. #DIY now went for a Meeting in the Middle, but Vinci pulled Gargano to the floor and Kaiser rolled Ciampa up with a handful of tights to steal the first fall.
Imperium remained on the attack, Kaiser dropped Gargano with a facebuster and Imperium then hit a double dropkick. They then went for their finisher, but this time it was Ciampa pulling Kaiser to the floor and Gargano rolling Vinci up to steal a fall. It is now sudden death, next fall wins and Ciampa drops both members of Imperium with an STO and reverse DDT combo. Gargano then bounced off the ropes only to be caught with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker from Vinci. Kaiser now hit a rolling Death Valley driver and Vinci followed that with a springboard moonsault.
All four men now began trading shots and that ended with Gargano planting Vinci with a spike DDT. Ciampa then took Kaiser to the middle rope and dropped him with an avalanche White Noise, #DIY now finally hit Kaiser with Meet in the Middle to get the win.
Winners: #DIY (Johnny Gargano & Tomasso Ciampa)
Well, we made it an hour and a half before a Judgement Day appearance, this has to be a record. Damian Priest was complaining about Drew McIntyre and saying that they could easily take him out too, but Dirty Dom said Mami told them nobody touched Drew. Priest said Rhea Ripley isn’t here and neither is Finn Bálor so he’s taking the lead, Priest believes he’s the leader of J-Day.
Katana Chance & Kayden Carter vs. Natalya & Tegan Nox
I have completely lost interest in this Nox and Natalya pairing, but nonetheless, Natalya began this match by deadlifting Chance into a power slam. However, her power was stalled when Chance and Carter began using their speed and agility. Nox was tagged in to ignite a comeback, she hit Carter with a cannonball and rolling senton. Natalya then double-power bombed both Chance and Carter, but Carter bounced back with a superkick to Natalya. Together they then delivered a Keg Stand to Natalya to get the victory.
Winners: Katana Chance & Kayden Carter
Following the match, one-half of the Women’s Tag Team Champions, Chelsea Green got up on the ring apron and Chance sent her flying with a kick to the face. I think we know who is next in line for a title shot.
For part two of Raw: McIntyre shows his inner Scottish Psychopath, click on the link below.