WWE Monday Night Raw
May 16th, 2022
The Scope Arena
Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Monday Night Raw, which is emanating from The Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia. Announced for tonight’s show, Bobby Lashley will clash with Omos inside a Steel Cage!
– Raw starts off with a video package highlighting the feud between Lashley and Omos.
Match 1: Steel Cage match: Omos vs Bobby Lashley
–Before the match start, Cedric Alexander attacks Bobby Lashley as we go to commercial break.
– The match starts with Omos knocking down Lashley, Omos then stands on Lashley who is on the bottom rope, throat first. Omos attacks Lashley in the corner as MVP taunts him, Lashley fights out of it and lands a spear but is only able to get a nearfall, Lashley then lands a forearm to the back of the head of Omos, Lashley then stomps away at Omos, knocking him off the top rope, Cedric Alexander then gets on top of the cage and Lashley throws him off the top of the cage, Omos then picks up Lashley in a fireman’s carry position and throws him into the steel cage, Lashley lands a series of punches on Omos, Omos then lands a big boot on Lashley, Omos then slams Lashley against the cage, sending Lashley through the cage wall. Lashley then stands up off the cage wall, securing him the victory.
Winner: Bobby Lashley at 7:30.
– Theory makes his entrance, Austin Theory vs Mustafa Ali is next!
– Theory says that he can’t go through with this match until there’s a special guest referee that he can trust, Theory then introduces The Miz. Theory then announces that Ali will have to prove himself by going against Veer Mahaan!
Match 2: Veer Mahaan vs Mustafa Ali
– The match starts with Ali landing a dropkick on Veer, Ali then runs at Veer but Veer lands a stiff body press, Ali then counters Veer in the corner and lands a series of punches and chops, Veer than lands a big boot to Ali out of the corner, Veer than picks up Ali and slams him face first, followed by a jumping elbow to the chest of Ali, Veer then lifts up Ali but Ali counters and lands two superkicks, Ali runs the ropes but Miz trips him, Ali then lands a dropkick to Veer, knocking him off the apron, Ali goes to dive over the top onto Veer but Miz steps in, Ali gets in his face but Miz pushes him. Veer then lands a closeline onto Ali followed by there cervical clutch for the submission victory.
Winner via submission: Veer Mahaan at 2:49
– After the match, Veer locks in the cervical clutch once again as Theory takes a series of selfies. Veer goes to take apart the announce table but Rey and Dominic Mysterio make a comeback, Rey and Dominic lands a dropkick on Veer, Dominic jumps off the apron but Veer catches him, Rey then jumps off the apron landing a senton onto Veer.
– We see Becky Lynch complaining to Adam Pearce as we go to commercial.
– We get replays from last week’s main event between Asuka and Bianca Belair.
– Becky Lynch tells Pearce that she should be named the number one contender and have the night off, Pearce says that Becky will still face Asuka tonight and the winner will get a shot at the Raw women’s champion at Hell In A Cell.
– Riddle makes his entrance, Riddle vs Jimmy Uso is next!
Match 3: Riddle vs Jimmy Uso
– The match starts out with Jey distracting Riddle, Jimmy then lands a punch and a series of kicks in the corner, Riddle then lands a kick to the chest of Jimmy Uso, Jimmy then chokes Riddle against the second rope, Jey then takes a cheapshot at Riddle as the referee is distracted by Jimmy, Riddle then lands a running kick from the apron on Jey, Jimmy then lands a tope suicida on Riddle, Jimmy then slams Riddle shoulder first into the steel steps and poses with the tag titles as we go to commercial break.
– We are back from commercial break as both men are brawling, with Jimmy getting the better of the exchange, Jimmy then lands a splash on Riddle in the corner for a nearfall, Riddle then counters and lands a falling kick to the head of Jimmy, Riddle then lands a suplex on Jimmy, Riddle goes for a senton but Jimmy gets his knees up, both men then exchange a series of punches, Jimmy then throws Riddle up and lands a Samoan drop for another nearfall, Riddle then goes for super RKO from the top rope but Jimmy headbutts him off, Jimmy goes for a splash but Riddle gets his knees up. Riddle then hits Jimmy with an elbow and goes to the top but Jey knocks him down, Jimmy rolls up Riddle and goes for a pin with the help of Jey but the referee sees it and sends Jey to the back, Riddle then rolls up Jimmy for the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Riddle at 10:56.
– Judgment Day is once again in their secret room, Damian Priest says that around here they don’t take any orders and they do whatever they want, and if any of their heroes wants to face then they’ll face punishment, Rhea says that they are done being what everyone wants them to be, Edge tells the crowd to stop being sheep and join their movement, Edge says that his arms are spread wide open to any WWE superstar who wants to join them, even AJ Styles, Edge says that he use to jump off 20 foot ladders to please people and it left him broken down, Edge then says that the choice is theirs, they can either join them or lay at their feet over and over again.
– Liv Morgan, AJ Styles, and Finn Balor make their entrance, AJ Styles and Finn Balor vs Los Lotharios is next!
Match 4: AJ Styles and Finn Balor vs Los Lotharios
– The match starts with AJ and Humberto, AJ lands a chop and an elbow to the back of the neck before tagging to Finn, AJ then kicks the legs out from underneath Humberto as Balor lands a basement dropkick, Humberto then grabs AJ and slams him face first into the second turnbuckle, Humberto gets the tag to Angel and both men club away at AJ, AJ and Finn then send Los Lotharios to the outside, AJ and Finn then land crossbodies to Los Lotharios on the outside as we go to commercial break.
– We are back from commercial as we see Humberto locking AJ in a single-leg Boston crab, Angel gets the tag and delivers a basement dropkick to AJ, Los Lotharios then locks in a double team Boston crab on AJ, AJ is then able to kick Humberto in the head and get the hot tag to Balor, Balor takes both men out, landing a standing double footstomp onto Humberto, Balor then lands a Russian leg sweep onto Angel, Angel lands a knee to the face of Balor before taking AJ off the apron, Angel goes for the wingclipper but Balor counters with a slingblade, Balor goes for the running dropkick but Angel lands a superkick and tags Humberto, Humberto goes for a moonsault for the top rope but Balor gets his feet up in the face of Humberto, Balor then lands the basement dropkick to Humberto, AJ lands the phenomenon forearm onto Angel as Balor lands the double footstomp from the top rope onto Humberto for the pinfall victory.
Winners via pinfall: Finn Balor and AJ Styles at 9:20.
– We see Kevin Owens, Chad Gable, and Otis backstage, Gable has the results to the DNA, the DNA results were contaminated from BBQ sauce on the items, Owens then yells at Otis for ruining the test. Gable says that he’s going to beat an answer out of Ezekiel tonight.
– Alexa Bliss makes her entrance, Alexa Bliss vs Sonya Deville is next!
Match 5: Alexa Bliss vs Sonya Deville
– The match starts off with both women locking up, Alexa lands a shoulder tackle followed by a dropkick, Alexa then lands two knees to the stomach of Sonya, Alexa goes for a moonsault but Sonya counters and lands a running knee to the face of Alexa, for a nearfall. Sonya then locks Alexa in a headlock, Sonya then lands a snapmirror on Alexa followed by a sliding knee for another nearfall, Sonya goes to take off the top turnbuckle pad but the ref stops her, Sonya lands a spindebuster on Alexa and a pin but the ref is distracted with the turnbuckle pad, Alexa then lands a right hand followed by a DDT for the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Alexa Bliss at 4:00
– After the match, Sonya Deville slaps the referee and storms off.
– We get a video package highlighting the feud between Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins, Cody then makes his entrance, we will hear from Cody Rhodes next!
– Cody Rhodes says that he’s been told that Seth Rollins isn’t there, Cody says that last week he tried to move forward and end the feud but Rollins wouldn’t stop, Cody then asks what it is he took away from Rollins that has him so mad, Cody says that back in 2012 he was one of the bitter boys in the back seeing The Shield’s rise to glory, Cody says that he lost, scratched, crawled, and endured, but the number one thing that he learned is that he will never be the American Dream, so why not embrace the nightmare, Cody says that he’s on a guest for vindication and a second chance, Cody then says if Rollins wants to take that second chance away he will have to kill him, Cody then challenges Seth Rollins to a Hell In A Cell match at the Hell In A Cell PPV, Rollins then appears on The titantron laughing, Seth says that Cody has tried to steal his spotlight and cheat and is now begging for one more match, Seth says that anyone who has ever stepped into the cell with him has changed forever, Rollins says that he’s going to expose Cody for the fruad that he is, Rollins then accepts Cody’s challenge for a third match, Cody then says that he will see Rollins in hell.
– Chad Gable makes his entrance with Otis and Kevin Owens, Chad Gable vs Ezekiel is next!
Match 6: Ezekiel vs Chad Gable
– We see that Kevin Owens will be doing commentary, Ezekiel lands a shoulder tackle on Gable, followed by a series of punches, Gable then tries to lock in an armlock but Ezekiel counters with a takedown headlock, Gable then armdrags Ezekiel but Ezekiel holds on and locks in the headlock once again, Gable then counters with a sidesuplex, Gable then lands a running knee to the stomach of Ezekiel for a nearfall, Ezekiel then locks in a gory special submission but Gable rolls through, Ezekiel then slams Gable chest first onto the apron, Otis then takes out Ezekiel with a closeline as the referee is distracted by Gable as we go to commercial break.
– We are back from commercial as we see Gable land three knees to arm of Elias, followed by a northern lights suplex, Gable then locks in an armlock onto Ezekiel, Gable then slams Ezekiel into the top turnbuckle shoulder first, followed by a german suplex for a nearfall, Gable goes for a top rope moonsault but Elias moves and lands a closeline followed by a spinebuster for a nearfall, Ezekiel then puts Gable on the top rope, Ezekiel goes for a superplex but Gable pushes him off, Gable jumps off the top rope but Ezekiel catches him in mid-air with a jumping knee for a nearfall, Gable is then able to land the top rope moonsault for another nearfall, both men then exchange punches and chops, Otis tries to get on the apron but Ezekiel knees him off the apron, Gable goes for a rollup but Ezekiel turns it around into a rollup of his own for the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Ezekiel at 11:00
– R-Truth and Tamina are backstage looking for Akira Tozawa, Truth finds him and hands him his divorce papers, Dana then thanks Truth for giving Reggie her Divorce papers last week, Truth tells Dana that he wants 24/7 title back, Dana pushes him and runs away into Carmella, Carmella says that Dana was a bad wife and that Corey can’t get enough of him, Dana says that the last time Carmella was relevant the chinless dude worked here, Truth then once again chases off Dana, Carmella tells Truth that she will help him get the 24/7 title back when the time is right.
– Lacey Evans makes her entrance, we will hear from her next!
– Lacey Evans thanks the armed forces, Lacey tells the fans to stand up and give them a round of applause with her, Lacey then thanks the fans for the warm welcome back, she then says that finding the courage to fight and be successful is hard, but we have what it takes to do so, Lacey says that we have what it takes to wake up and win, Lacey says she may not be better than any superstar in the back but they sure aren’t better than her.
– Bianca Belair makes her entrance, Becky Lynch vs Asuka in a number one contenders match is next!
Match 7: Becky Lynch vs Asuka
– The match starts off with Asuka landing a codebreaker on Becky, Becky then lands a dropkick, knocking Asuka off the apron, Becky then lands the exploder suplex to Asuka against the barricade as we go to commercial break.
– We are back from commercial as we see Asuka backslide Becky for a two count, Asuka then lands a kick to the head of Becky, Asuka then lands a sliding knee to the face of Becky for a nearfall, Becky then lands a dropkick to Asuka as shes caught in between the ropes for another nearfall, Becky rolls up Asuka but Asuka counters and locks in the Asuka lock, Becky rolls out for a pin and a nearfall, Becky jumps off the top but Asuka rolls out of the way into the jumping armbar but Becky is able to reach the ropes for the break. Becky then slams Asuka neck first into the top rope, Becky then goes out to taunt Bianca but Asuka attacks her, Becky then throws Asuka into Bianca, Becky tries to use Asuka’s umbrella behind the referee’s back but Asuka spits the green mist into Becky’s face, followed by a kick for the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Asuka at 9:56
– Raw ends with Becky Lynch crying as she tries to wipe off the green mist with a towel. Bianca Belair vs Asuka.for the Raw women’s championship is made official for the Hell In A Cell PLE.