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WWE Raw Recap – Lynch Vs Belair, Tag Team Chaos, Owens Keeps Fighting

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Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair go to war over the Raw Women’s Title, there’s chaos across both tag team divisions and Kevin Owens just keeps fighting.

A night of huge match-ups, broken bodies, broken tables and a mischief making Messiah.

Becky Lynch Is Still Raw Women’s Champion But Only Just

The man tends to find a way to win on the big occasion and so it proved once again during the opening match on the show. Becky Lynch might have more championship experience, but Bianca Belair’s power advantage looked as if it might prove too much. The EST of WWE repeatedly came within inches of victory, but it was Lynch who scored a huge near-fall following the Man-Handle Slam. In fact, Belair couldn’t escape the pin, only draping her leg on the bottom rope to earn a reprieve.

The challenger fought back, getting Lynch in position for the KOD, but Lynch ripped off the turnbuckle cover before running Belair’s head into the now exposed buckle. During the subsequent roll-up Lynch grabbed a handful of tights for good measure to make sure she walked out of the ring still Raw Women’s Champion.

Later on in the show while cutting a promo about her victory, Lynch was confronted by Liv Morgan, but walked off before words could be exchanged.

More Mysterio Miscommunication

Rey Mysterio was out to avenge his son Dominik’s defeat to Austin Theory a week ago and he nearly did just that, but then best laid plans fell apart. After Dominik had helped Rey deliver a Tornado DDT earlier in the match, Theory got revenge with a dropkick on the younger Mysterio. But it was Dominik’s willingness to try and help which was his father’s downfall.

After Rey dropped Theory to the middle rope, Dominik punched him straight in the face leading to Rey hitting the 619. However, the referee saw the interference, disqualifying Rey much to his disgust. After the bell the inquisition between the father and son team began.

Tag Team Chaos

Queen Zelina Vega and Carmella seemingly formed an alliance backstage based on their disdain for the Women’s Tag Team Champions, after bumping into them to set up a match. In the ring, a fired up Nikki Cross delivered a cross-body to the outside, taking out Vega and Carmella. However, Carmella then ran Rhea Ripley into the ring post outside the ring distracting Cross, leaving Vega able to hit the Code Red. In the midst of all the action, Vega’s accent continues it’s journey across continents.

On the men’s side, the Dirty Dogs took on The Street Profits with RK-Bro complete with new music sitting in on commentary. Ziggler and Roode grabbed the win via a distraction from Omos who appeared at the top of the ramp, but that was only part of the story.

The Street Profits ran to try and take out the giant but were quickly dispatched. This caused Riddle to run from the commentary booth to try and get involved but he was also swiftly flattened. The segment closed with Orton screaming at Omos from across the ring.

Kevin Owens Keeps Fighting

Early on in the show, Seth Rollins cut a promo saying he was coming for the WWE Championship before being interrupted by champion Big E. The New Day star threatened Rollins over his dismissing of Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston, challenging Rollins to a match before the pair were interrupted by Kevin Owens. KO said that even though Rollins won the Ladder Match last week on Raw, everyone was talking about his performance.

Owens said that whether it’s for three months or three years, he’s going to keep fighting. He then laid down a challenge of his own to Big E for later in the night, pointing out that they’d never faced each other one-on-one.

In the main event the two men threw everything at each other. Part way through the match Rollins arrived at ringside after being dismissed by Owens backstage before the bout. Rollins couldn’t help himself, delivering a forearm to Big E leaving a confused Owens looking on. KO tried to pin the champion, but Big E reversed into a pin of his own to pick up the win.

As Rollins retreated up the ramp Owens challenged him to a match next week, while trying to apologise to an irate Big E who believed that Owens saw Rollins hit him. Despite his best efforts at an apology, Big E laid out Owens with a Big Ending to close the show.

Any Other Business

Elsewhere, Finn Balor defeated Chad Gable in a closely fought contest before Damian Priest saw off T-Bar in a brutal No Disqualification affair. After being on the receiving end of repeated kendo stick shots, Priest snapped wearing out a chair on his rival before Chokeslamming T-Bar from the ring to the floor through a table. Apollo Crews appeared to challenge Priest after the match.