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Rhea Ripley Crowned Number One Contender To Raw Women’s Championship

Rhea Ripley

After wining a fatal four way match in the main event of Raw, Rhea Ripley has earned her way to face Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship at Money in the Bank!

Against the odds, Bianca Belair was able to retain her Raw Women’s Championship against both Becky Lynch and Asuka at Hell in a Cell. Just when it looked like Becky Lynch had Asuka beaten with the Manhandle Slam, Bianca was able to throw Becky out of the ring and steal the pinfall victory for herself.

Belair was in need of a new number one contender after her victory at the Premium Live Event, so while the champion sat ringside, Alexa Bliss, Doudrop, Rhea Ripley, and Liv Morgan faced off in a fatal four way match in the main event of Monday Night Raw.

Near the end of the match, it looked like Doudrop was set to pin Liv Morgan following a Michinoku Driver, but Rhea Ripley interfered. After hitting an impressive Eradicator on Doudrop, Ripley emerged victorious and was crowned the new number one contender who will face Belair at Money in the Bank.

Damian Priest and Finn Balor joined her in the ring afterward to celebrate her victory while Bianca Belair held up her championship at ringside. Earlier in the night, Finn Balor joined The Judgment Day before the group shockingly delivered a brutal beatdown to Edge, ousting him as leader.

Elsewhere on Monday Night Raw, Cody Rhodes was the victim of a sledgehammer attack at the hands of Seth Rollins, effectively writing him off the show while he undergoes surgery for a torn pectoral muscle. It was also announced on the show that John Cena will be making his return to Raw in celebration of the 20th anniversary of his WWE debut. Full results from the June 6th episode of Raw can be found here.