WWE Monday Night Raw
July 4th, 2022
The Pechanga Arena
San Diego, California
Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Monday Night Raw, which is emanating from The Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California. Announced for tonight's show, The Miz will officially respond to Logan Paul's challenge, also, Damian Priest and Finn Balor will take on Rey Mysterio and his son Dominik.
- Raw starts with a video package celebrating The fourth of July.
- Raw officially kicks off with the new United States champion, Bobby Lashley. Lashley welcomes everyone to Monday Night Raw, Lashley says that American independence day means alot to all of us and he is the new united states champion, Lashley says that its the man that makes the title, Lashley then says that there's no man in any division or promotion that can beat him for the US championship, Theory then interrupts, Theory asks why does Lashley get to kick off Raw, Theory says that everyone has been dying to hear from his since Saturday, Theory says that world is talking about him, the youngest Money In The Bank briefcase holder in history, Theory says that he admits that Lashley had him in the first half, but Theory then climbed the ladder and grabbed the briefcase, Lashley then says that being an arrogant jackass is just second nature, Lashley says that he hurt Theory's fractured ego, Theory says that he's going straight to the top with the briefcase, Theory then informs all of us that at Summerslam, he gets a rematch at Lashley's United States Championship, Theory says that whoever is the last man standing at Summerslam, they're going A-Town down once he cashes in to become Undisputed Universal champion, Lashley says that's IF Theory makes it to Summerslam, Lashley says that these fans need fireworks, Theory then throws the briefcase at Lashley, Theory then lands multiple briefcase shots to the head of Lashley in the corner, Lashley then picks at Theory for a one-armed slam, Theory then retreats.
Match 1: Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio vs Finn Balor and Damian Priest
- Before the match starts, Priest and Balor attack Rey and Dominik Mysterio from behind, Balor and Priest then send both men crashing to the outside as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Rey land an elbow to the face of Balor, Rey then hits a tilt-a-whirl headscissors on Finn before tagging in Dominik, Dominik then hits an armdrag from the top rope on Balor, Dominik then hits a dropkick on Priest, Dominik then holds the rope down, sending Priest to the outside, Rey then hits a running seated senton onto Priest from the apron, Rey then hits a dropkick on Finn on the apron, Priest then catches Rey in mid-air with an uppercut, Dominik then hits a crossbody on Finn from the top rope, Dominik then goes for a 619 on Finn but Priest makes the tag, Priest then throws Dominik into the barricade as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Finn lock Dominik in a headlock, Rey then hits two running dropkicks to the legs of Priest, Rey then hits a modified tornado DDT for a nearfall, Rey then kicks the head of Priest from the apron, Rey then hits a seated senton from the top rope onto Priest, Rey goes for the pin but Balor makes the save, Rey then jumps off the back of Dominik into Priest for a top rope hurricarana for a nearfall, Priest then hits a fireman's carry slam on Rey, Balor then goes for the double footstomp from the top but Rey moves out of the way, Rey and Dominik then hit a double 619 on both Priest and Finn, Rey then goes for a frogsplash on Finn from the top rope but Finn gets his knee up for a nearfall, Priest then throws a chair in the ring as he argues with the referee, Rey then pretends to have gotten hit by the chair, the ref then calls for the disqualification.
Winners via disqualification: Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio at 11:37.
- We get a video package hyping up Logan Paul.
- The Miz says that he's proud because he loves outlandish headlines that gain attention, Miz says that Logan surrounds himself by yes men and women who tells him what to do, Miz says that WWE will humble him, Miz says that if Logan Paul retracts his statement they can become WWE tag team champions, Miz says that if he doesn't retract his statement, he will regret it and he will be humbled by him.
- We get footage from earlier today, Otis and Chad Gable interrupt The Street Profits fourth of July party, Otis then challenges Angelo Dawkins to a hotdog eating contest.
- Damian Priest and Finn Balor attack Rey and Dominik Mysterio backstage, Priest then throws Rey face first into a ladder, referees and officials then check on Rey and Dominik.
Match 2: AJ Styles vs The Miz
- The match starts off with AJ countering Miz into a headlock, AJ then lands a kick to the back of the Miz, Miz then hits a knee to the stomach of AJ, AJ then hits a dropkick on Miz, AJ then closelines Miz to the outside, AJ then hits a forearm to the outside of the ring onto Miz as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see both men down on the mat, AJ Then lands a series of punches, followed by a spinning backfist and a closeline on Miz, AJ then hits a fireman's carry slam on Miz on his knee, Miz then hits a DDT for a nearfall, Miz then runs at AJ but AJ gets his boot up, AJ then hits the phenomenon forearm on Miz to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: AJ Styles at 6:23.
- After the match, Ciampa attacks AJ Styles from behind, Ciampa then sends AJ back first into the ringpost, AJ then counters with an enzuigiri on Ciampa, followed by a pele kick, AJ then goes for the styles clash on Ciampa but Miz comes up from behind, Miz then takes out AJ with a skull crushing finale.
- Liv Morgan makes her entrance, Liv says that we deserve this, Liv says that she's proud to be standing here as the new Smackdown women's champion, Liv says that all of her dreams came true thanks to Money In The Bank, Liv says that all of the fans were the ones who got her through the Money In The Bank ladder match by standing by her side each step of the way, Liv says that the fans never stopped believing in her, even when she didn't give much to believe in, Liv says that the fans gage her the confidence she needed to cash in on Ronda Rousey, Liv says that saying that out loud takes her breath away, Liv says that the championship is for all of us, not just for her, Natalya then interrupts, Natalya says that Liv should be thanking her because she's the only reason Liv was even able to cash in the contract, Natalya says that she damaged Ronda's knee with the most devastating submission in history, the sharpshooter, Natalya then challenges Liv to a championship match, Carmella then interrupts, Carmella says that this is Raw, Carmella tells Natalya and Liv to go back to Smackdown, Carmella says that if Liv came between her and the Raw women's championship, she would slap her down like she did to Bianca Belair, Liv tells Carmella to make her get out of the ring, Carmella says that her and Natalya will both make her, Liv then tries to fight off Natalya and Liv but Natalya and Liv kick away at Liv in the corner, Bianca then makes the save, Bianca then lands a series of shoulder tackles to Carmella in the corner, Adam Pearce then comes out and announces that Bianca and Liv will take on Natalya and Carmella, right now.
Match 3: Bianca Belair and Liv Morgan vs Carmella and Natalya
- We are back from commercial as we see Bianca lock Carmella in a headlock, Bianca then moonsaults over Carmella before landing a dropkick, Bianca then Irishwhips Liv into Carmella in the corner, Natalya then runs over Liv before landing a running big boot to the face of Liv for a one count, Natalya then sends Liv throat first into the middle rope for a two count, Natalya then locks in the sharpshooter on Liv but Liv uses Bianca's hair to reach the tag, Bianca then hits a shoulder tackle on Natalya, followed by a dropkick, Natalya then counters Bianca into a hurricarana, Bianca then hits a suplex on Natalya, Carmella then kicks Bianca's head into the ringpost as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Carmella lock Bianca in a headlock, Bianca then hits a breakbreaker on Carmella, Liv then hits a kick to the face of Natalya, followed by an enzuigiri, Liv then hits a running jumping knee to the face of Natalya in the corner, followed by a codebreaker for a nearfall, Liv then hits a codebreaker on Carmella, Natalya then hits a closeline on Liv for a two count, Carmella then sends Bianca into the ringpost, Liv then kicks Carmella off the apron, Natalya then attempts to lock in the sharpshooter but Liv counters and hits the oblivion to secure the victory for her team.
Winners via pinfall: Liv Morgan and Bianca Belair at 13:25.
- We see more footage from earlier in the day at The Street Profits party, Mustafa Ali steals the food from Omos, we then see Dana Brooke running away from Akira Tozawa, Omos then tosses Reggie to the side off camera, Ezekiel then accidentally squirts mustard on the shirt of Rollins,
Match 4: Seth Rollins vs Ezekiel
- The match starts off with Rollins landing a series of punches and kicks on Ezekiel in the corner, Ezekiel then hits a german suplex on Rollins, Rollins then runs to the outside, Rollins then racks Ezekiel throat first on the top of the rope, Rollins then hits a neckbreaker, Ezekiel then launches Rollins with a thrust push im the corner, Ezekiel then lifts up Rollins, causing him to crash face first into the mat, Ezekiel then sends Rollins to the outside, Ezekiel then bodypresses Rollins into the timekeeper's area as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Ezekiel hit Rollins with a suplex, Ezekiel then hits two elbow shots to the face of Rollins, followed by a throw and two splashes in the corner, Ezekiel then hits a spinebuster on Rollins for a nearfall, Rollins then attempts to jump off the second rope but Ezekiel hits a jumping knee to the face of Rollins in mid-air for a nearfall, Ezekiel then tries to climb to the top but Rollins climbs as well, Ezekiel then pushes off Rollins but Rollins runs back up, Ezekiel then hits a powerbomb on Rollins for a nearfall, both men then exchange punches and forearms in the middle of the ring, Rollins then hits an elbow to the back of Ezekiel's head, Ezekiel then rolls up Rollins with a backslide but Rollins kicks out before hitting the curbstomp to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Seth Rollins at 10:16.
- After the match, Rollins attempts to attack Ezekiel but Riddle hits Rollins with an RKO out of nowhere.
- We see more footage from earlier in the day at The Street Profits' party, Akira Tozawa beats Otis and Dawkins in a hotdog eating contest, eating 48, Theory then comes up to remind Gable that they have a tag match tonight.
Match 5: Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits vs Theory, Otis, and Chad Gable
- The match starts off with Angelo Dawkins and Theory, Theory then takes Dawkins down with a shoulder tackle, Dawkins then hits a spinning splash in the corner onto Theory, followed by a jumping enzuigiri to the face of Theory, Gable then takes down Dawkins with two legwhips, Gable then puts Dawkins in an ankle lock but Dawkins counters before tagging in Montez Ford, Ford then hits a top rope crossbody on Gable, followed by a closeline and a standing moonsault on Gable for a two count, Lashley and Ford then hit Gable and Theory with suplexes, Dawkins then cannonballs to the outside, taking out Gable and Theory as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Otis land a throw on Ford, Theory then hits a jumping footstomp to the chest of Ford for a two count, Theory then puts Ford in a headlock, Ford then hits a DDT on Theory, Ford then tries to tag in Dawkins but Otis and Gable pull him off the apron, Otis then hits a closeline on Dawkins on the outside, Ford then makes the hot tag to Lashley, Lashley then throws Gable into the ring, Lashley hits Gable with a belly-to-belly, followed by a flatliner, Dawkins then hits a pounce on Theory, sending him over the announce table, Lashley then hits a running powerslam on Gable, Lashley goes for the pinfall but Otis breaks it up, Lashley then hits a spear on Lashley, Ford then hits a frog splash on Otis from the top, Gable then hits a german suplex on Ford, Gable then hits a top rope moonsault on Lashley for a nearfall, Lashley then hits a spear on Gable to pick up the victory.
Winners via pinfall: Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits at 10:04.
- After the match, Otis vomits in the ring.
- Becky Lynch says that she's broken from the Ladder match on Saturday but she's still wrestling tonight because she's a fighter, Becky says that she's ready for Asuka but Asuka isn't ready for no holds barred Becky.
- Uncle Sam (R-Truth) is in the ring. Truth gets a USA chant started, Truth then introduces himself as Uncle Sam, Truth says that this is his favorite holiday, Truth says that today we are here to honor our brave American heroes who fought off the aliens in 1996, Truth then says that he would like to read his favorite page from the constitution, Ludwig Kaiser then interrupts, Ludwig then introduces the WWE Intercontinental champion, Gunther, Gunther then slaps the wig off Truth's head.
Match 6: Gunther vs R-Truth
- The match starts off with Gunther landing a big boot to the face of Truth, Gunther then kicks away at a downed Truth, Truth then goes for a scissors kick but Gunther counters, Gunther then hits a closeline on Truth, followed by a powerbomb to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Gunther at 0:53.
- We get a video package highlighting the feud between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns.
Match 7: No Holds Barred match: Becky Lynch vs Asuka
- Before the match starts, Becky sets up a table and piles up chairs, Asuka then comes out with a trashcan, the match starts with Asuka throwing the trashcan at Becky, Becky then hits a sliding knee to the face of Becky, Asuka then uses the chair on the back of Becky, Becky then positions a chair in between the middle and top turnbuckle, Asuka then hits a dropkick from a chair into Becky in the corner, Asuka then hits a running bulldog on Becky, sending her face first into the chair, Becky then slams Asuka into the pile of chairs, Becky then hits Asuka in the back with a chair, Asuka then hits a running hip attack to Becky through the barricade and into the timekeeper's area as we go to commercial break.
*Commercial bre- We are back from commercial as we see Asuka sliding chairs into the ring, Becky then hits a baseball slide on Asuka, Becky then hits Asuka in the ribs with a chair, Becky then climbs to the top but Asuka hits her in the stomach with the top of a chair, Asuka then hits a superplex on Becky from the top rope into a pile of chairs for a nearfall, Asuka then places the trashcan on the head of Becky, Asuka then lands a series of kicks and punches to the trashcan and Becky's head, Asuka then hits a dropkick on Becky as shes still in the trashcan for a nearfall, Asuka then pulls out a table from under the ring, Lynch then slams Asuka into the steel steps, Becky then puts the table in the ring before setting it up, Asuka then attacks her from behind, Becky then lands another chairshot to the back of Asuka, Asuka then knocks Becky off the apron with a forearm strike, Asuka then pulls out an umbrella, Asuka then attempts to spit the mist into Becky's eyes but Becky uses the umbrella to block it, Asuka then lands a kick on Becky for a nearfall, Becky then hits the manhandle slam from the second rope on Asuka through the table to secure the pinfall victory.