As part of The Judgment Day, Rhea Ripley has been pulling the strings on Monday Night Raw, recently convincing Dominik Mysterio to turn on his father and join her group that also features Finn Balor and Damian Priest. Therefore, it’s no wonder that NXT standout Cora Jade would come to her when she needed to find an opponent for her bitter rival Roxanne Perez on the upcoming episode of WWE NXT.
Cora Jade and Roxanne Perez used to be the best of friends, getting to know one another during their time on the independent scene prior to signing with WWE NXT. However, one week after the two won the NXT Women’s Tag Team Championships together back in July, Jade turned on her friend and ended up vacating the titles, which were won by Katana Chance and Kayden Carter in a fatal four way match soon after.
On the October 11th episode of WWE NXT, it was revealed that Cora Jade and Roxanne Perez would choose each other’s opponents for the October 18th episode, and the entire roster was fair game as far as opponents go. Perez appeared on SmackDown and chose Raquel Rodriguez to face Cora Jade, and in turn, Jade approached Rhea Ripley on the latest episode of WWE Raw and asked her to face Perez. Rhea Ripley accepted, saying she’d love to beat up the former NXT Women’s Tag Team Champion.
Sounds like @RheaRipley_WWE is making a return visit to #WWENXT tomorrow night… pic.twitter.com/Gjj4ZZEOvH
— WWE (@WWE) October 18, 2022
In Addition To Rhea Ripley, Luke Gallows And Karl Anderson Will Also Wrestle On This Week’s WWE NXT
Cora Jade wasn’t the only WWE NXT star to come to Monday Night Raw looking for help. Cameron Grimes also made his way to the red brand to find a set of tag team partners for tomorrow night as he’s set to take on The Schism (Joe Gacy, Rip Fowler, and Jagger Reid).
Grimes approached Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson, who were backstage with AJ Styles. The pair returned last week to reunite with Styles in his feud with Rhea Ripley’s group The Judgment Day. When he asked The OC to be his tag team partners, they recognized him as the man in NXT who had loads of money. He joked that his money was tied up in crypto, and Gallows and Anderson said they were a cash-only group. However, they accepted Grimes’ offer and will make their way to NXT on October 18th.
TO THE MOON! 🚀@CGrimesWWE found a couple of good brothers on #WWERaw to be his tag team partners against The Schism! https://t.co/bLtFINu3xZ
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) October 18, 2022
Full results from the October 17th episode of WWE Raw can be found here.