A lie detector test, a wedding, and two title matches were all announced for next week’s Raw.
Finn Balor will defend the United States Championship against Theory next week. The Women’s Tag Team title match between Sasha Banks & Naomi defending against Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan has been moved to next week as well. Meanwhile, Kevin Owens will put Ezekiel through a lie detector test and the weddings between Reggie & Dana Brooke and Tamina & Akira Tozawa will take place, with R-Truth serving as the minister.
During tonight's Raw, Theory talked to officials Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce about getting a future United States championship match. He also mentioned that he and Vince McMahon decided it was best that he go by his last name only going forward, Theory. The officials then made the match for next week.
Tonight was originally supposed to have a Women’s Tag Team Championship match. However, announcers said that Ripley was ‘in protocol’ and thus would not be on tonight’s show. Liv Morgan instead faced Naomi in a losing effort.
Tommaso Ciampa made his Raw debut on tonight’s show, but was interrupted by Ezekiel, who welcomed him to the brand. Kevin Owens interrupted, insisting that Elias and Ezekiel were one in the same. Owens got mad after Ciampa backed up Ezekiel. In a later segment, Owens was able to get Deville and Pearce’s approval for a lie detector test for next week’s show.
Nikki ASH interrupted Tamina and Dana Brooke’s bachelorette party by attempting to roll up Brooke following a distraction. After Tamina took out Nikki, R-Truth, Reggie, and Tozawa arrived from their bachelor party. R-Truth revealed that he was a registered minister now and would be performing the double wedding next week.
Here is what is announced so far for next week's Raw, which will take place at the Keybank Center in Buffalo, NY:
- WWE United States Champion Finn Balor defends against Theory
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Sasha Banks & Naomi defend against Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan
- Kevin Owens administers a lie detector test on Ezekiel
- Double wedding of Dana Brooke & Reggie and Tamina & Akria Tozawa