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Some added intrigue suddenly surrounds tonight’s NXT.
The UNDEFEATED NXT Champion Karrion Kross made his Raw debut last night. Scarlett was NOT in his corner, and it was...a disaster. He LOST to Jeff Hardy. Hardy caught Kross in a roll-up, got his feet on the ropes and held him down for the pin.
Raquel Gonzalez is defending the NXT Women’s Championship tonight...against Xia Li.
Also announced for tonight’s NXT...Cruiserweight Champion Kushida tags with Bobby Fish to face The Diamond Mine’s Roderick Strong & Tyler Rust
Getting back to last night…
There is a NEW Raw Women’s Champion. Nikki Cross - Nikki Ash - Nikki A.S.H. - whatever you choose to call her. She cashed in Money In The Bank on Charlotte Flair...and pinned her with a crossbody off the top rope.
Flair had just defended the title against Rhea Ripley in the main event. Ripley won by disqualification when Flair hit her with the title belt.
There were some big returns on last night’s Raw.
Goldberg is back. He confronted WWE Champion Bobby Lashley...and informed him he’s “next”.
Lashley had just pinned Keith Lee to win a non-title match. Lee returned to Raw for the first time since last February to answer Lashley’s open challenge.
The WWE Women’s Tag Champs Natalya & Tamina beat Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler in a non-title match. Tamina pinned Baszler with a superkick. Baszler berated Reginald and Jax after the match...and Jax sided with Baszler. She headbutted Reggie and left with Baszler.
Moments later Akira Tozawa wandered into the ring and Reginald pinned him to win the 24/7 Championship.
The United States Champion Sheamus beat Humberto Carillo.
Riddle & The Viking Raiders beat John Morrison and the Raw Tag Champs AJ Styles & Omos. Morrison took the pin.
Jaxson Ryker beat Elias in a Symphony Of Destruction Match.
Drew McIntyre attacked Jinder Mahal and his crew. McIntyre battered Mahal’s new pal Shanky with more than 20 chair shots.
John Cena opened the show, but his focus is clearly on Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Cena said he’ll appear on Friday’s SmackDown.
Tonight’s AEW Dark has an 8-Man Tag with a lot of moving parts. It’s the Varsity Blonds & Dark Order’s Alan “5” Angels & 10 vs. The Acclaimed & Private Party.
Also tonight, The Bunny vs. Big Swole...and Thunder Rosa vs. KiLynn King.
Colten Gunn remains UNBEATEN in AEW. On last night’s Elevation, he and Billy Gunn teamed up to beat Lee Johnson & Brock Anderson. Colten used a handful of tights to keep Johnson down for the pin.
Frankie Kazarian submitted Baron Black. After the match, Doc Gallows laid out Kazarian. Those two are now set for a match on Wednesday’s Dynamite.
Also, Red Velvet beat Julia Hart...and Eddie Kingston & Penta El Zero Miedo beat JD Drake & Cezar Bononi.
Joe Keys was a late replacement for the injured Jonathan Gresham...as The Foundation faced Shane Taylor Promotions in an 8-Man Tag on this past weekend’s Ring Of Honor TV. STP’s newest member, O’Shay Edwards pinned Keys with a powerbomb.
Also on the show, Rey Horus beat Fred Yehi...
And Mandy Leon held onto her spot in the upcoming women’s title tournament. She used a pair of brass knuckles to get the pin on ROH broadcaster Quinn McKay.
Maria Kanellis-Bennett later tweeted that after witnessing the match, she’ll have two announcements over the next few days.
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