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WWE Monday Night Raw
August 15th, 2022
Capital One Arena
Washington, DC

 Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Monday Night Raw, which is emanating from The Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. Announced for tonight's show, Riddle will give an update on his future in an exclusive interview, Alexa Bliss and Asuka will team up to take on Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop in a WWE women's tag team championship tournament match, and Bobby Lashley will defend the United States championship against AJ Styles.

- The Judgment Day make their entrance, Rhea says that they run Monday Night Raw, Rhea says that she's Dominik's papi, Finn says that Dominik had his soul crushed, Priest says that Edge isn't here, Corbin says that he's going to put the final note in Edge's career, Finn then hits the coup de grace on Rey Mysterio. 

Match 1: Asuka and Alexa Bliss vs Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H.

- The match starts off with Nikki landing a series of strikes on a downed Asuka, Asuka then lands a knee to the face of Nikki, Nikki and Asuka then hit double hipattacks onto Doudrop and Nikki, knocking them off the apron as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Nikki lock Bliss in a submission, Bliss then hits a jawbreaker on Nikki, Asuka then hits a dropkick from the top rope onto Doudrop, Asuka then hits a german suplex on Nikki to secure a nearfall, Nikki then hits a crossbody from the top rope on Asuka, Doudrop then hits a running crossbody on Bliss, Doudrop then hits a michinoku driver on Asuka to secure a nearfall, Bliss then hits a DDT on Doudrop, Asuka then hits a codebreaker on Doudrop, Asuka then locks in an armbar on Doudrop, Doudrop taps, giving Alexa Bliss and Asuka the submission victory. 

Winner via submission: Asuka and Alexa Bliss at 9:00.

- After the match, Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Bayley, Iyo Sky, and Dakota Kai almost brawl as referees hold them back.

- Theory and Dolph Ziggler brawl backstage and need to be separated by officials. 

Match 2: Ciampa and The Miz vs Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali

- The match starts off with Ciampa locking Cedric in a headlock, Cedric then hits a dropkick on Ciampa, Ali and Cedric then hit a splash over the top rope onto Ciampa, Ciampa then hits a kick to the face of Cedric as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Miz hit a closeline on Cedric in the corner, Ciampa then locks Cedric in a headlock, Ali then hits a rolling a DDT on Miz, Cedric then hits a michinoku driver on Miz, Cedric goes for the pin but Ciampa puts Miz's foot on the bottom rope, Ali then hits a tope suicida on Ciampa, Ciampa then catches Ali in midair with a knee, followed by the fairytale ending to secure the pinfall victory. 

Winners via pinfall: Ciampa and The Miz at 9:32.

- Drew McIntyre makes his entrance, Drew says that this match is taking place on his island, Drew says that he will appear on all shows because that's what the fans deserve, Drew says that he has back issues from carrying everyone for the last three years, Drew then lists off potential future opponents, Ciampa, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, and Karrion Kross. Kevin Owens then interrupts, Owens says that Drew is pretending to be something he's not, Owens then calls Drew a dumbass, Owens says he's always been the same in the business, Owens says that he misses the old Kevin Owens, Owens says that he's becoming the prize fighter once again and he's coming after every title, Drew then challenges Owens to a match, Owens accepts. 

Match 3: Kevin Owens vs Drew McIntyre 

- The match starts off with Drew backing Owens in the corner, Owens then backs Drew in the corner, Drew then hits a shoulder tackle on Owens, turning Owens inside out, Owens then hits a cannonball on Drew in the corner, followed by a moonsault from the second rope, Drew then hits a suplex throw on Owens, Owens then throws Drew head first into the ringpost, Owens then hits a splash on Drew from the apron as we go to commercial break.

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*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Owens lock Drew In a headlock, Drew then hits a closeline on Owens, followed by two belly-to-belly suplexes, Owens then hits a DDT on Drew to secure a nearfall, Owens then hits a cannonball on Drew in the corner, followed by a frog splash from the top rope to secure a nearfall, Owens then hits a swanton on Drew from the top rope to secure yet another nearfall, McIntyre then hits the whitenoise from the middle rope on Owens to secure a nearfall, both men then exchange a series of punches, Drew then hits the future shock DDT on Owens, Drew then goes for the claymore kick but The Usos attack Drew.

Winner via disqualification: Drew McIntyre at 14:52.

- After the match, The Usos attempt to jump Drew but Drew takes them out, Owens then hits the stunner on Drew. Drew then hits a headbutt on Jey, followed by a claymore kick on Jimmy. 

- Seth Rollins makes his entrance, Rollins says that Riddle is in his mother's basement via satellite, Rollins says that Riddle should just retire, Rollins says that Riddle can finish 7th grade finally, Riddle says that he's medically cleared, Rollins says that he would stomp Riddle's head, Riddle says that he's here, Riddle then runs to the ring, Rollins goes for the curbstomp but Riddle counters, Riddle then hits a suplex on Rollins, Rollins then throws Riddle over the announce table, Rollins then goes for the curbstomp on Riddle on the announce table but Riddle counters with a knee, Riddle then chases Rollins through the crowd. 

Match 4: Veer Mahaan vs Beaux Keller

- The match starts off with Beaux running away from Veer, Beaux then hits a dropkick on Veer, Veer then throws Beaux to the outside, Veer then hits a running splash on Beaux in the corner, followed by another splash, Veer then locks in the cervical clutch to secure the submission victory.

Winner via submission: Veer Mahaan at 1:52.

Match 5: US championship: Bobby Lashley (c) vs AJ Styles 

- The match starts off with Styles landing a series of punches to the head of Lashley, Lashley then hits a shoulder tackle on AJ, AJ then hits a dropkick on Lashley, Lashley then hits a suplex on AJ, AJ then hits a sliding knee to the face of Lashley from the apron, AJ then hits a forearm from the apron onto Lashley as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Lashley send AJ ribs first into the ringpost, Lashley then sends AJ back first into the barricade, AJ then hits a jawbreaker on Lashley, followed by a kick to the head of Lashley, Lashley then hits a spinebuster on AJ, Lashley then sends AJ into the corner with a strong Irishwhip, Lashley then knocks AJ off the apron, The Miz then attempts to attack AJ behind the referee's back but Dexter Lumis appears, Lumis attempts to attack The Miz but officials and security hold him back as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Lashley land a flatliner on AJ, AJ then hits a forearm onto Lashley on the outside, Lashley then hits a running powerslam on AJ to secure a nearfall, AJ then hits a rackbomb on Lashley to secure a nearfall, Lashley then sends AJ into the ringpost stomach first, AJ then locks in the calf crusher but Lashley rolls out of it into the hurt lock, Lashley then hits the spear on AJ to secure the pinfall victory.

Winner and STILL United States champion: Bobby Lashley.

Match 6: Dakota Kai vs Dana Brooke 

- The match starts off with Kai hitting a Pele kick to the head of Brooke, Kai then hits a running boot to the face of a seated Brooke in the corner, Brooke then hits two closelines on Kai, Kai then hits a running boot to the face of Dana in the corner to secure the pinfall victory. 

Winner via pinfall: Dakota Kai at 2:23.

Match 7: Theory vs Dolph Ziggler

- The match starts off with both men exchanging amateur wrestling holds, Theory then lands a stiff punch to the face of Dolph, Theory then throws Dolph shoulder first into the ringpost, Ziggler then hits a DDT on Theory, Ziggler then sends Theory shoulder first into the ringpost, Ziggler then hits a facebuster on Theory from the top rope to secure a nearfall as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Theory send Ziggler crashing face first into the middle turnbuckle, followed by a rolling dropkick to secure a nearfall, Ziggler then lands a series of punches on Theory in the corner, followed by a neckbreaker, Theory then hits a powerbomb on AJ to secure a nearfall, Ziggler then hits a fameasser on Theory to secure a nearfall, both men then exchange a series of punches, Theory then hits a stiff closeline on Ziggler, Ziggler then hits a zigzag on Theory to secure yet another nearfall, Theory then hits the A-town down on Ziggler to secure the pinfall victory. 

Winner via pinfall: Theory at 15:57.