WWE Raw notes: Belair vs. Deville on 4/25, Rhodes vs. Owens main events, Ripley-Morgan

Bianca Belair to defend Raw Women's Title in her hometown, Cody Rhodes takes on Kevin Owens, Ripley attacks Morgan and a double wedding

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It is confirmed that next week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in Bianca Belair’s hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, she’ll defend the Raw Women’s Title against Sonya Deville.

During tonight’s Raw, Sonya was informed by Adam Pearce that WWE officials are ‘looking into’ her conduct. Deville pleaded with Pearce that Belair should be fined for setting her up for the K.O.D. finisher earlier in the show. Bianca appeared in that segment to pay her one dollar fine.

The duo of Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan is no more. After they failed to defeat Sasha Banks and Naomi for the Women’s Tag Team Titles, Ripley ambushed Morgan.

In the main event of tonight’s program, Cody Rhodes took on Kevin Owens. Seth Rollins was able to choose Rhodes’ opponent and Rhodes did not find out who he was facing until he was in the ring. The match resulted in a count out in Rhodes’ favor. While Owens was on the outside, Rollins urged him to beat the ten count and told Owens to get his “fat ass” in the ring. After that comment, Owens walked away. While Cody was standing on the second ring rope following his win, Rollins pushed him out of the ring.

A double wedding segment was held and R-Truth was the host. He married the couples Tamina and Akira Tozawa along with Dana Brooke and Reggie. Sasha Banks and Naomi accompanied Tamina to the ring. There was a point when Brooke and Tamina switched partners before the final vows and even teased marrying each other. Ultimately, they went back to their original partners.

After the ceremony, Reggie pinned Dana Brooke to become 24/7 Champion. Tamina then pinned Reggie, Tozawa defeated Tamina and the segment concluded with Brooke winning back the 24/7 Title.

In addition to Belair versus Deville for the Raw Women’s Title next week, Bobby Lashley will meet Omos in an arm wrestling contest.

Ezekiel had his ‘first match’ on Raw when he took on Chad Gable. The match ended after Otis made a run-in and attacked Ezekiel.

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