WWE Raw notes: Talent to be traded to SD, Women’s World Title match, Michael Cole/Cody Rhodes

At WWE Payback, Cody Rhodes revealed that he cashed in his ‘chips’ to get Jey Uso to Monday Night Raw. Uso kicked off the 9/4 Raw. He was welcomed to the show by his former running mate in The Bloodline, Sami Zayn. Zayn brought up that there are people on the show who do not like Jey because of his history with The Bloodline. Jey went on to have stare downs with Drew McIntyre and Matt Riddle. 

With Jey being on Raw, Adam Pearce stated that a talent is now being traded to SmackDown. Drew McIntyre stated that if Jey ‘messes up’ while on Raw, he’ll take it up with Cody Rhodes for bringing him there. 

Circling back to Cody helping Jey get to Raw, Michael Cole said on commentary that Rhodes could help with that because he used to be an EVP. 

Adam Pearce revealed that WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion Piper Niven is not cleared to compete. Niven’s partner, Chelsea Green, was defeated by Raquel Rodriguez on the show. 

Scheduled for the 9/11 Raw is Raquel challenging Rhea Ripley for the WWE Women’s World Championship and Dominik Mysterio is banned from ringside. Ripley defeated Raquel at Payback. 

While Judgment Day (Finn Bálor, Rhea Ripley, Damian Priest & Dominik Mysterio) were in the ring, J.D. McDonagh joined them and gifted Priest a custom Money in the Bank briefcase that is purple and has ‘señor’ over the Money in the Bank logo. Later in the show, Dominik Mysterio helped McDonagh defeat Sami Zayn. 

At Payback, L.A. Knight bested The Miz and John Cena was the special guest referee. Miz appeared on tonight’s program and was frustrated at what occurred. He got ‘physical’ with an invisible John Cena. Miz then called out Knight for a rematch. 

There was a tornado tag that saw Matt Riddle and Drew McIntyre taking on The Viking Raiders (Ivar & Erik). Kofi Kingston got involved and accidentally gave Riddle a ‘Trouble in Paradise’ which cost Riddle and McIntyre the match. 

Scheduled for the 9/8 SmackDown is a singles bout between Jimmy Uso and A.J. Styles.

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