Seth Rollins had a lot of trouble accepting his loss to Cody Rhodes at WrestleMania 38. During Monday night’s WWE Raw, Rollins tried to prove a point by having Rhodes face a mysterious opponent in tonight’s main event.
Rhodes would end up countering the aggression of Kevin Owens and Rollins in the end. After Rollins yelled at Owens during the match, Owens walked away, giving Rhodes the win and leaving Rollins frustrated again.
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Seth Rollins’ plan to get revenge on Cody Rhodes backfires
Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins started the show with an in-ring confrontation. Rollins again repeated his claim that Rhodes went into WrestleMania with every advantage because he knew who his opponent would be while Rollins only knew he was facing a “mysterious opponent”. This led to Rollins throwing a challenge to Rhodes in the same position later in the night, facing a mysterious opponent of his choice in the main event. Rhodes quickly accepted the challenge.
Cody Rhodes Def. Kevin Owens by count. Owens was the unsurprising choice of Rhodes’ opponent and Rollins eventually made his way to ringside to watch the match. When Owens was ejected from the ring, Rollins scolded Owens and demanded that he return. This led to Owens rushing, leaving the match and awarding Rhodes the win. Rhodes, frustrated by the lack of a clean win, stood on top of the clamps facing the fans when Rollins bumped him, causing him to spill to the floor to end the show.
Rollins and Rhodes have good chemistry and their story is totally fine for WWE TV. It’s hard not to get frustrated with Rhodes’ return for Match 3 with the upgrade ending the countdown when there were so many other options for how to play. It’s all about getting to the WrestleMania Backlash and Rhodes vs. B degree
What else happened on WWE Raw?
- Women’s Tag Team Championship – Naomi and Sasha Banks (c) minus. Liv Morgan and Rhea Ripley via installation. After a sloppy match, Ripley pounced on Morgan, blaming her for the loss before attacking her.
- Sonya Deville made it clear to insert herself in the title match against Bianca Bellaire Just to cut Belair. Deville said Beller could not touch her until the match or she would assault a WWE official. Blair eventually raised Deville for a KOD but dropped it when Deville threatened to strip her of her Raw Women’s title.
- Veer Mahan Dev. Jeff Brooks by Submission With cervical clutch. As he had done with Dominik Mysterio the previous week, Mahan continued to lock Brooks in the clutch after the match.
- Adam Pierce Bianca Belair fined $1 To attack Sonya Deville. Deville was furious about the fine but was also told that her behavior was responsible in WWE under investigation.
- Ezekiel has passed Kevin Owens’ polygraph test, “proves” that it is not despair. Testing was conducted by Chad Gable.
- Ezekiel def. Chad Gabel by disqualification After the intervention of Otis. Otis attacked when Ezekiel appeared to have won the match.
- Street Profits defeated. RK-Bro via installation With a Doomsday device on the Riddle. Earnings cheated RK-Bro by playing Usos’ music during the match, causing a distraction.
- Edge and Damien Priest attacked AJ Styles in the locker room After Styles accepted Edge’s challenge for a match at WrestleMania Backlash. The pair hit Styles’ arm in the closet multiple times.
- United States Championship – def theory. Finn Balor (c) pinned for the title. After a tough match, Theory hit A-Town Down to take the win. Several mid-heeled shoes came to the ring to celebrate Theory’s victory. Then Vince McMahon came to the ramp to celebrate the theory.
- A commitment party was held for Reggie & Dana Brooke and Tamina & Akira Tozawa. R-Truth ran a long comedy segment that ended with the pairs “committed” to each other and Reggie pinning Brooke to win the 24/7 title only for Tamina to pin Reggie and Tozawa to pin Tamina and Brooke to pinning Tozawa to leave as champion.
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