Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn will have to wait for another tag team title shot.
On Raw in San Jose, California, The Judgment Day – minus Finn Balor – was dealing with business as Rhea Ripley was not happy given recent events. She scolded Dominik Mysterio for losing his NXT North American Title before telling her Dom Dom that she had managed to secure him a rematch for the title and if he doesn’t bring home the gold, he needn’t bother coming home at all.
The segment then saw Jey Uso come to the ring and things soon broke down into a huge brawl involving Cody Rhodes and JD McDonagh. Ripley had already told Priest that Uso and Rhodes were coming for his and Balor’s title and Adam Pearce later confirmed that they would indeed challenge for the tag team title at Fastlane on the 7th of October.
Kevin Owens not happy after title match announcement
“Yeah, mixed emotions there, Byron. Really, for me, anyways. I’m happy for Jey Uso, I genuinely am, and for Cody Rhodes. Those guys are my friends, I want the best for them. But I can’t help but feel those are our championships. And, yes, Judgment Day cheated to beat us for those championships.
“Yes, they cheated in the rematch, but at the end of the day, it feels like now we’re being kicked to the back of the line, and that’s not a great feeling. While I’m happy for those guys, it’s hard to be happy about the whole situation. So, for me, it’s mixed emotions.”
Kevin Owens was less conflicted in his feelings on the situation and warned whoever walks out of Fastlane with the title should expect them very soon:
“I don’t have mixed emotions at all, I couldn’t care less. I don’t care who the champions are. Look, all I care about is that whoever walks out of Fastlane as tag team champions, whether it’s Judgment Day or Cody and Jey, they should expect us real soon.”
Raw also saw an impromptu Intercontinental Championship match take place as GUNTHER successfully defended his title against Tommaso Ciampa.