WWE Monday Night Raw opened with Adam Pearce stepping into the ring to introduce Rhea Ripley. Ripley was then presented with the brand-new Women’s World Championship belt. The belt is similar in design with the new World Heavyweight Championship that Seth Rollins won back at Night of Champions last month.
After the ceremony, Dominik Mysterio took the opportunity to deliver a brief promo, only to be unexpectedly interrupted by Cody Rhodes. This led to a confrontation between Mysterio and Cody Rhodes, setting up a match for Money in the Bank.