WWE Monday Night Raw
June 27th, 2022
Sames Auto Arena
Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Monday Night Raw, which is emanating from The Sames Auto Arena in Laredo, Texas. Announced for tonight's show, Kevin Owens will take on either Elias, Ezekiel, or Elrod, also, John Cena will make his much anticipated return.
- Raw kicks off as we see John Cena arriving backstage and acknowledging all the superstars and staff of WWE.
Match 1: Battle Royal match:
- We get a last chance Money In The Bank ladder qualifying match to start Raw, all men then start brawling, Akira Tozawa is the first one eliminated by Veer Mahaan, Veer then eliminates Shelton Benjamin, Rey and Dominik then land a double 619 on Veer Mahaan, Rey, Dominik, and Mustafa then team up to eliminate Veer Mahaan, Shanky then eliminates R-Truth, Jinder Mahal then eliminates Shanky, AJ Styles then eliminates Mahal, T-Bar then throws out Reggie as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Riddle almost gets thrown out, Rey then attempts a DDT on the Miz but Miz counters and hits a DDT, Ziggler then eliminates Dominik Mysterio, Ziggler and Miz then team up to throw Mysterio off the apron, T-Bar then throws Ricochet off the apron but Ricochet lands on a ladder, Ricochet then eliminates T-Bar with a tilt-a-whirl headscissors as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Riddle land a series of kicks to the chest of Miz in the corner, Miz then hits an axe handle from the top rope onto Riddle, Shinsuke then eliminates Ziggler with a side kick, knocking him off the top rope, Riddle then eliminates Shinsuke Nakamura with a side kick, AJ styles then eliminates Ricochet, AJ and Riddle then exchange a series of blows, AJ goes for the phenomenon forearm but Miz pulls him down, eliminating him, Miz then tries to throw out Riddle but Riddle hangs on, Riddle then hits a second rope DDT on Miz, Riddle goes for an RKO but Miz counters it into a skull crushing finale, Riddle then locks in a Triangle choke on Miz on the apron, Riddle then hits an RKO on Miz on the apron to secure the victory.
Winner: Riddle at 19:25.
- The Street Profits hype up the return of John Cena, Cena then interrupts, Cena tells the Street Profits to never forget who they are, Cena tells the Street Profits to never give up.
- We get a video package of Shawn Michaels, The Big Show, Booker T, Daniel Bryan, Trish Stratus, and Triple H praising John Cena.
- Riddle is interviewed, Riddle dedicates his win to Randy Orton, Riddle then says that Cena talked to him, which helped him win the battle royal.
Match 2: Montez Ford vs Jey Uso
- The match starts off with both men locking up, Montez then hits Jey with a shoulder tackle, Jey then hits a running forearm on Montez, Jey then hits an armdrag takeover on Montez, Montez then lands an armdrag takeover on Jey, Montez then goes for a running kick off the apron but Jey catches him and trips him on the apron, Jey then sends Montez into the steel steps as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Jey Uso punch away at Montez in the corner, Montez then hits a closeline on Jey, Montez then hits a superkick on Jey, followed by a jumping enzuigiri, Montez then hits a standing moonsault for a nearfall, Jey then hits a neckbreaker on Montez for a nearfall, Ford then hits a superkick on Jey, followed by a standing blockbuster for a nearfall, Angelo Dawkins then takes out Jimmy with a shoulder tackle, Ford then hits a tope suicida on Jey Uso, Ford then hits a splash from the top rope to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Montez Ford at 9:50.
- Finn Balor and Damian Priest then run into Rey and Dominik Mysterio, Balor says that Rey's 20th year anniversary is coming up soon, Balor then asks Rey what is it that he isn't teaching to his son, Priest then says that the Judgement is always open to new members, Balor says that it isn't bad luck Dominik is having, but a bad father.
- We get a video package of pictures highlighting the career of John Cena over the years.
- We get a video package highlighting the career of John Cena.
-Miz is then interviewed in the ring, we see pictures of Logan Paul training in the ring, Miz says that him and Logan Paul will return as the must see tag team Summerslam, we then see footage from Wrestlemania of Miz turning on Logan Paul, Miz says that he will he on the today show on Friday, Miz then hypes up Miz and Ms, Miz says that he taught Logan Paul a lesson, Miz then says that one day him and Logan Paul will become undisputed tag team champions, Miz then says that the only disappointment is AJ Styles, AJ Styles then interrupts Miz with a punch as we go to commercial break.
Match 3: AJ Styles vs The Miz
- The match starts off with AJ landing a series of punches on Miz, followed by a series of chops in the corner, AJ then hits a standing dropkick to the face of the Miz, Miz then chokes AJnagainst the middle rope, Miz then hits a splash on AJ against the middle rope, Miz then hits a double axehandle from the top rope onto AJ for a two count
- We are back from commercial as we see Miz lock in a headlock on AJ, Miz then hits a DDT on Styles for a nearfall, Miz then lands seven kicks to the chest of AJ, AJ then hits a german suplex on The Miz, AJ then hits a closeline on Miz, AJ then hits a closeline to Miz in the corner, followed by a face-slam for a nearfall, Miz then hits a codebreaker on AJ from the second rope for a nearfall, Miz then hits a kick to the face of Styles, followed by a running knee on Styles for a nearfall, Miz then hits AJ with a big boot, AJ then hits a pele kick on Miz, followed by a brainbuster, AJ then goes for the phenomenon forearm but Miz retreats, Miz is then counted out.
Winner via countout: AJ Styles at 12:30.
-We then see John Cena with Ezekiel, Ezekiel says that Elias has always wanted to meet Cena, Ezekiel says that he wants to make sure the entire world wants to speak with Zeke, Cena tells Ezekiel to never forget who he is, Theory then interrupts, Theory says that they should celebrating him because he's on Raw everywhere, Theory then brags to Cena about winning the US championship at age 24, Theory says that its 2022 and Cena is a grown ass man wearing jolts.
-Bianca Belair makes her entrance, Bianca Belair will come face-to-face with Carmella next.
- Bianca Belair is in the ring, Bianca says that she wishes Carmella was out here so she could say everything she wanted to say to her face, Bianca says that after last week she thought that Carmella would have the confidence to confront her and not attacking her from behind like last week, Bianca says that Carmella doesn't respect herself, Bianca says that Carmella has the potential to be great but she's so stuck up on her looks, Bianca says that if Carmella is going to step up to her at Money In The Bank she better bring it, Bianca then calls out Carmella to come to the ring, Carmella then comes out, Carmella says that Bianca is so wrong about her, Carmella says that she has beauty and brains, Carmella says that the WWE universe doesn't respect her because of how she looks, Carmella says that her resume speaks for herself, Carmella says that if she doesn't get the respect she deserves she's going to take it, just like she's going to take the title at Money In The Bank, Carmella tries to attack Bianca but Bianca catches her foot, Bianca then lands a forearm on Carmella, sending her to the outside.
Match 4: Liv Morgan vs Alexa Bliss
- The match starts off with both women locking up, Bliss then hits a headlock takeover on Liv, Alexa and Liv then hit each other with closelines, Liv goes for a shotgun dropkick but Alexa sidesteps her, Alexa then puts Liv in a headlock submission, Bliss thenclands a jawbreaker on Liv, Bliss then goes for a DDT on Liv but Liv counters with a rollup to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Liv Morgan at 3:21.
- Mr. McMahon then makes his entrance, the 20 year celebration of John Cena is next.
- Mr. McMahon is in the ring as the entire roster lines up on the ramp, Vince then introduces John Cena, Cena says that today is his WWR birthday and he can feel the energy and the noise, Cena says that he couldn't think of a better place to have his birthday, Cena says that he's never celebrated milestones because he's always looking forward to what's next, Cena says that tonight has nothing to do with what he's done, but it has to do with the fans, Cena says that the fans have allowed him to do this for two decades, Cena says that the crowd has been brave enough to tell him when he sucks, and kind enough to tell him when he doesn't, Cena then says thank you to the fans, but he's just been waiting for the right moment, the crowd then chants "thank you Cena", Cena says that his heart is beating out of his chest and he's filled with excitement, Cena then thanks the fans for making him who he is, Cena says that WWE has prepared him for anything because of the fan's reaction, Cena says that the fans have made him a better human being, a better professional, and a better husband, Cena says that they have taught him humidity, Cena says that the crowd has always showered him with chants, Cena says that he doesn't know when everyone will see him in the ring again, Cena says that anything he does outside of this will never be just about him but we, Cena says that if the crowd sees something that's good cheer, and if something is bad boo because this has always been about us, Cena then goes up Laredo Texas, Cena says that if you want some, come get some.
Match 5: Bobby Lashley vs Otis and Chad Gable
- Austin Theory makes his entrance as the special enforcer of the next match, the match starts off with Lashley and Otis, Lashley then locks Otis in a headlock, Lashley then sends Otis into the ringpost shoulder first, Gable then lands a cannonball from the apron on Lashley, Otis then hits a splash on Lashley on the outside as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Bobby Lashley fighting off Otis, Otis then lands a big boot to Lashley in the corner, Otis then stands on Lashley, Otis then hits Lashley with a back elbow, Gable then hits a chopblock to the back of the leg of Lashley, Otis then hits a powerbomb on Lashley, Gable then hits a splash from the top rope onto Lashley for a nearfall, Lashley then hits an electric chair on Otis, Gable then jumps off the top rope but Lashley catches him in the hurt lock to secure the submission victory.
Winner via submission: Bobby Lashley at 8:20.
- After the match, Theory and The Alpha Academy beat down Lashley, Theory tries to take a selfie but Lashley fights them off, Lashley then hits a spear on Gable, Lashley then goes for a spear on Theory but Theory rolls to the outside.
- We will get an exclusive interview with Cody Rhodes next.
- Cody says that he was at the prime and peak of his career, Cody says that he would of loved to carry that momentum into Money In The Bank but due to a sledgehammer attack he will be out for nine months, Cody then puts over the wrestlers in the Money In The Bank ladder match.
- Seth Rollins then taunts John Cena backstage, MVP and Omos then interrupt, MVP says that he has a vision of Omos holding the Money In The Bank briefcase to the heavens, MVP says that there's nothing anyone can do to stop it, Cena then tells Rollins good luck before storming off.
Match 6: Elimination match: Becky Lynch vs Doudrop vs Xia Li vs Nikki A.S.H vs Shayna Baszler vs Tamina
- The match starts off with all women brawling, Becky then hits a cannonball flip on Doudrop, Becky then hits the manhandle slam on Xia Li, Becky then rolls up Shayna but only gets a two count, Doudrop then hits a running cannonball to Shayna in the corner, Becky then hits a shotgun dropkick on Tamina, Becky Lynch then makes Nikki tap out at as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Shayna punching away at Doudrop, Xia Li was eliminated during the commercial break, Becky then hits an exploder suplex to Shayna into the barricade, Doudrop then powerbombs Becky and Shayna as Tamina gets hit with a superplex for a tower of doom spot, Doudrop then hits a splash on Shayna to secure the pinfall and elimination, Tamina then hits Becky with a samoan drop, Tamina then goes for a splash but Becky rolls to the outside, Doudrop then hits a suplex on Becky on the outside, followed by a senton, Doudrop then hits an elbow from the second rope onto Tamina to secure the pinfall and elimination, Becky goes for the manhandle slam but Doudrop slams her into the corner, Becky then hits the manhandle slam on Doudrop from the second rope to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Becky Lynch at 13:15.