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WWE Monday Night Raw
August 8th, 2022
Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
Cleveland, Ohio

Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Monday Night Raw, which is emanating from The Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, Ohio. Announced for tonight's show, Bobby Lashley will defend his United States championship against Ciampa, Rey Mysterio will take on Finn Balor, Seth Rollins will take on Angelo Dawkins, and the women's tag team championship tournament will begin. 

Bayley, Iyo Sky, and Dakota Kai make their entrance, Bayley says that they don't want to be here but they need them, Bayley says that Bianca would be nothing without her, Bayley says that they're bringing back what's been missing, hunger in the women's division, Kai says that they will win the women's tag tournament, Alexa Bliss, Asuka, and Bianca Bianca interrupt, Bliss tells them that they're not winning the tournament, Bianca says that she isn't finished with Iyo, Bianca calls them out to a match, Bayley accepts but not until Clash At The Castle, Bianca, Alexa, and Asuka then ambush Iyo, Kai, and Bayley, Alexa then hits a crossbody from the barricade onto all five women in the crowd. 

Match 1: Seth Rollins vs Angelo Dawkins 

- The match starts off with Rollins locking Dawkins in a headlock, Dawkins then hits a dropkick on Rollins, Dawkins then hits a flying back elbow to the face of Rollins, Dawkins then hits a pounce on Rollins, knocking him over the announce table as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Dawkins land a series of punches to the face of Rollins, Ford then threatens to run in with a steel chair but the referee sends Ford to the back, Dawkins then closelines Rollins over the top rope, followed by a cannonball, Dawkins then hits an enziguri on Rollins, Rollins then hits a forearm to the back of Dawkins head, Dawkins then hits a spinebuster on Rollins to secure a nearfall, Rollins then sends Dawkins shoulder first into the steel steps, Rollins then hits a pedigree on Dawkins to secure the pinfall victory.

Winner via pinfall: Seth Rollins at 8:50.

- After the match, Seth hits the curb stomp on Dawkins.

- Backstage, Dominik yells at Edge for spearing him last week, Dominik then yells at Rey for not taking his side.

Match 2: Ezekiel vs Kevin Owens. 

- The match starts off with Owens landing a series of punches on Ezekiel, Owens then throws Ezekiel shoulder first into the ring post, Owens then throws Ezekiel into the announce table, Owens hits a powerbomb on Ezekiel onto the apron. 

- After the match, Ezekiel is stretched out. 

- Finn Balor and Damian Priest make their entrance, Balor says that the Judgment Day is afraid of anyone because fear isn't real, but danger is very real, Priest then calls out Edge to a match, Priest says that in Toronto, The Judgment Day will end Edge in his hometown. 

Match 3: Finn Balor vs Re3rd6 Mysterio

- The match starts off with Balor throwing Rey face first into the tersee eop turnbuckle two times, Rey then hits a tilt-a-whirl headscissiors on Balor, followed by a seated senton from the apron Balor then kicks Rey in the stomach, Finn then hits two suplexes on Rey as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Rey hit a tilt-a-whirl DDT on Balor, Priest then goes after Rey but Edge makes the save, Edge and Priest then brawl into the crowd, Rey then hits a code red on Balor to secure a nearfall, Balor then hits the coup de grace onto Rey to secure the pinfall victory.

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Match 4: Dana Brooke and Tamina vs Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai

- Dana Brooke hits a crossbody from the top rope onto Kai and Sky as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Kai lock Dana in a backbreaker submission, Kai then lands a kick to the face of Dana, followed by a flatliner from Sky, 

Winner via pinfall: Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai.

Match 5: US championship: Bobby Lashley (c) vs Ciampa

- The match starts off Ciampa landing a series of punches on Lashley in the corner, Lashley then hits a delayed vertical suplex on Ciampa, Ciampa then hits a chopblock to the back of Lashley's knee, Lashley then throws Ciampa into The Miz as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Ciampa land a series of kicks and punches to the face of Lashley, Lashley then hits a spearing onto Ciampa in the corner, Lashley then hits a spear on Ciampa, Lashley then goes for the pin but Miz but his foot on the bottom rope,, AJ Styles the attacks Miz at ringside, Lashley then hits a flatliner on Ciampa, Lashley then locks in the hurt lock to secure the submission.

Winner via submission and STILL US champion: Bobby Lashley.

- AJ Styles will take on the Miz in a No Disqualification match tonight. 

Match 6: Omos vs Andrea and Soencer 

- The match starts off with Omos landing a shoulder tackle, Omos then lands a throw, followed by a splash into both men in the corner, Omos then pins one of the men with his foot.

Winner via pinfall: Omos.

- Rollins says that he's the gatekeeper of this industry, Rollins then mentions Dana White.

Match 7: Chad Gable vs Dolph Ziggler

- The match starts off with both men exchanging amateur wrestling holds, Ziggler then lifts Gable up with a bridge, Gable them hits a german suplex on Ziggler, Gable then hits a dragonscrew on Ziggler, Ziggler then hits a DDT on Gable to secure a nearfall, Gable turn looks Ziggler in an ankle lock, Gable tjek hits a powerbomb on Ziggler before locking in another ankle lock, Ziggler then hits a superkick on Gable to secure the pinfall victory.

Winner via pinfall: Dolph Ziggler. 

Match 8: No Disqualification match: AJ Styles vs The Miz

- The match starts off with AJ landing a series of punches on Miz, AJ then slams Miz down face first on thr announce table, Miz then throws AJ into the steel steps, Miz then hits a baseball slide on AJ, Miz then hits AJ with a kendo stick in the back, AJ then hits a running forearm onto a seated Miz in a steel chair, Miz then throws AJ from the announce table into the crowd as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

- We are back from commercial as we see Miz hit AJ in the stomach with a kendo stick, Miz then beats away at AJ with the kendo stick, followed by a choke witn the weapon, AJ then hits the Pele kkck on Miz, AJ then beats away at Miz with the kendo stick, AJ then hits a Russian leg sweep with the kendo stick on Miz to secure a nearfall, AJ then hits the phenomenon forearm onto Miz, AJ then goes for the pin but Ciampa pulls the referee out, AJ then attacks Ciampa, AJ then then knocks Ciampa off the apron through a table on the outside, Miz then hits a skull crushing finale on AJ to secure a nearfall, Styles then hits the Styles Clash onto Miz to secure the pinfall victory.

Winner via pinfall: AJ Styles.

- After the match, we see Dexter Lumis trie to jump the ring from the crowd but he's arrested.