WWE Raw's latest spectacle unfolded with the reverberations from Crown Jewel still echoing. The night was charged with the stunning outcomes of the pay-per-view, notably Logan Paul's unexpected triumph over Rey Mysterio for the U.S.
title and Solo Sikoa's commanding victory over John Cena. Monday's episode dove headfirst into the aftermath and promptly began to weave the narrative for Survivor Series: Wargames. The spotlight shone on a Fatal 4-Way face-off between Ivar, Bronson Reed, Ricochet, and The Miz, all vying for a chance to challenge Gunther for his Intercontinental Championship.
Kicking off with a recap of Crown Jewel, Seth Rollins greeted the crowd, expressing gratitude towards Drew McIntyre for their fair bout and to Sami Zayn for his interference with Damian Priest's Money in the Bank contract.
This led to Zayn stepping up for a main event title shot—a segment that, despite its length, entertained the crowd. As the evening progressed, The New Day clashed with Judgment Day in a dynamic showdown, with the latter emerging victorious.
In another high-octane match, Shinsuke Nakamura swiftly dispatched Akira Tozawa, who was on a mission to impress the Alpha Academy. The Fatal 4-Way match delivered an adrenaline-pumping display, with each competitor shining in their own right.
The Miz emerged as the unexpected victor, though not without controversy surrounding the match's conclusion. Amidst the action, The Creed Brothers continued their ascendancy with a win over DIY, further stirred by interference from Ludwig Kaiser.
This not only fortified the Creeds' position but also set the stage for future entanglements with Imperium.
Raw: Survivor Series Setup
The women's division commanded attention with a Battle Royal to determine Rhea Ripley's challenger for the women's world title.
The contest boiled down to an exciting finish, with Zoey Stark earning the opportunity to face Ripley at Survivor Series. The night culminated with the World Heavyweight Championship bout between Zayn and Rollins. Their respect for one another was evident, but it was Rollins who ultimately defended his title successfully.
Post-match, Judgment Day's assault led to a brawl, with Cody Rhodes making a save and a WarGames match being set in a frenzied close to the show. This edition of Raw adeptly juggled the continuation of Crown Jewel storylines while laying the groundwork for Survivor Series.
Notable matches provided action and narrative progression, with the main event standing out as the evening's highlight. Despite some narrative hiccups, the show delivered a satisfying blend of competition and storytelling, setting the stage for intriguing developments as Survivor Series approaches.