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WWE Monday Night Raw Results for May 23, 2022

WWE Monday Night Raw
May 23rd, 2022
The Ford Center
Evansville, Indiana

Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Monday Night Raw, which is emanating from The Ford Center in Evansville, Indiana. Announced for tonight’s show, Bobby Lashley will present Omos will an “all-mighty” challenge, Becky Lynch will address her number one contenders loss to Asuka from last Monday Night, and Cody Rhodes will go one-on-one with The Miz!

– Raw starts with a video package highlighting the unification tag team title match between The Usos and RK-Bro from last Friday on Smackdown.

– Raw officially kicks off with Riddle, Riddle says that Orton is his best friend, his dude, and his bro, Riddle says that Randy Orton has been having a really bad time and that his back has been giving him a hard time, Riddle says Orton fought threw the pain because he knew how much it meant to the fans, Riddle says that Roman is nothing more than a tribal piece of trash, Riddle says that he will get his vengeance on everyone in the bloodline before the end of his career, Riddle says that he doesn’t know if RK-Bro will ever be a thing again, Riddle then gets an “RK-Bro” chant started. Riddle and The Street Profits vs The Usos and Sami Zayn is next!

– The Usos say that they bodied Orton and he might not be back, Usos call them the two’s and themselves the one’s.

Match 1: Riddle and The Street Profits vs Sami Zayn and The Usos

– Riddle and The Street Profits get a Jumpstart by attacking The Usos and Sami Zayn on the ramp, referees come out and break them up as we go to commercial break.

– Angelo Dawkins and Sami Zayn start off the match, Zayn locks in a headlock but Dawkins pushes him off and lands a shoulder tackle, followed by a jumping back elbow. Montez then comes in and lands a standing dropkick for a two count, Riddle tags in and punches both Uso members off the apron, Sami then stomps away at the injured ribs of Riddle in the corner, Zayn then stands on the injured ribs of Riddle in the ropes, Riddle then picks up Jey Uso and lands a series of kicks to Jey in the corner, Riddle then lands a fisherman’s suplex for a two count, Montez then lands a stiff closeline on Jey, Montez goes to run the ropes but Jimmy holds down the ropes, causing Montez to crash to the outside, Jimmy then throws Riddle into the steel steps and lands a superkick as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

– We are back from commercial as we see Sami Zayn locking Montez Ford into a headlock, Montez goes for a tag but Sami slams him down to the mat, Montez then counters Zayn and lands a back suplex, Montez goes for a tag but Jey Uso pulls down Riddle, Montez then rolls up Zayn but Zayn kicks out at two, Jey Uso then comes in and lands a series of clubbing blows to the head of Montez, Montez then takes out Jimmy and Zayn on the apron, followed by an enzuigiri to Jey, allowing Montez to tag in Riddle, Riddle lands a jumping knee to the face of Jimmy, Riddle than lands an exploder suplex on Jimmy and Zayn, followed by a double senton, Ford then jumps over the top rope, taking out The Usos, Riddle then lands the second rope DDT onto Zayn, Riddle then goes for the RKO but the Usos distract him on the apron, The Usos then leave up the ramp as Riddle lands the RKO on Zayn for the pinfall victory.

Winners via pinfall: Riddle and The Street Profits at 12:37. 

– We get a video package highlighting the Steel Cage match between Bobby Lashley and Omos from last Monday night.

– Bobby Lashley makes his entrance, Lashley will present Omos with his “all-mighty” challenge next! We also learn that Bobby Lashley will battle Omos at Hell In A Cell.

– Lashley says that last week he survived a steel cage match against a giant, Lashley says that he looked in the giants face and saw anger and defeat and he knew that it was far from over, Lashley then calls out Omos and MVP to present his challenge. MVP says that him and Omos aren’t a couple of dogs who come to him whenever he calls, MVP then says that he’s the Maverick, MVP says that if it wasn’t for the cage door breaking it would of been a different story, Lashley says that its apparent that him and Omos aren’t over, Lashley then proposes a match where the winner gets to pick the stipulation, Lashley then calls MVP out for a match, with the winner picking the stipulations for Lashley vs Omos at Hell In A Cell, MVP says that he made Lashley and he’s responsible for his ascension and he will always be responsible for his downfall, Lashley then asks MVP when was the last time he won a match in WWE, Lashley says he will tear Omo’s ass apart at Hell In A Cell and tonight he’s going to put MVP in the hurt lock tonight, MVP and Omos then make their way to the ring, MVP gets on the apron but Lashley quickly knocks him off, MVP and Omos then retreat up the ramp.

– Judgement Day then make their entrance, we will hear from Edge, Rhea Ripley, and Damian Priest, next!

– We get a video package highlighting the number one contenders match between Asuka and Becky Lynch from last Monday Night.

– Becky Lynch storms Adam Pearce’s office, she wants the result from last week removed from the history book, Pearce announces that Becky will face Asuka tonight, and if Becky wins see will be added to the Raw women’s championship match at Hell In A Cell.

– Damian Priest tells the WWE universe to all rise and show the proper respect to the judgement day, Priest says that one aspect of them is modesty, Priest says that no one saw it but Edge saw it, and if Edge didn’t see it they would of continued to be sheep, Priest says that the one attribute that everyone is missing is courage, Priest says that he can help all of you, Rhea then says that Liv Morgan uses her heart more than her head, Rhea says she will forgive the fans for failing her in the past if they join the judgment day, Edge says that the truth is right in front of everyone’s faces but they can’t see it, Edge says that the Judgement Day is a way to re-write your career, Edge says that he sits at the top of the mountain because of his own hard work, Edge says that everyone is scared of hard work and success, Edge says everyone sits on their lazy asses eating cheetos while their bosses make ten times the amount, Edge says that they aren’t afraid to grab life by its throat, Edge says that this is the opportunity to break the glass ceiling that he broke years ago, Edge says that someone will be smart enough to join them, Edge then asks if it will be Tommaso Ciampa, Corey Graves, Alexa Bliss, Drew McIntyre, Liv Morgan, Finn Balor, or AJ Styles, Edge tells AJ to make the right choice and join them, Edge then says that maybe AJ’s children will start calling him Uncle Edge.

Match 2: Rhea Ripley and Damian Priest vs Liv Morgan and AJ Styles

– AJ Styles and Damian Priest start off the match, Damian locks AJ in a headlock followed by an armlock submission, AJ then a series of punces and kicks to Damian, AJ then rolls under Damian and lands a closeline, Rhea then tags in and AJ assists Liv into a hurricarana into Rhea, Rhea then throws around Liv and lands a punch to the stomach of Liv in the corner, Rhea goes for a suplex but Liv counters into a backstabber, Liv then takes out Rhea on the outside as AJ takes out Damian, Rhea then lands a kick to the side of Liv’s head followed by a series of punches, Liv then lands a hurricarana on Rhea from the top rope for a one count, AJ and Damian then come in and exchange punches, AJ then lands a jumping closeline to Damian in the corner, Damian then sends AJ to the outside before picking him up and slamming him face first as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

– We are back from commercial as we see AJ pulling down the rope, sending Damian to the outside, Liv and Rhea then come in and exchange a series of blows, Liv lands a jumping knee to Rhea in the corner, followed by a dropkick, Liv goes to pin Rhea but Edge puts Rhea’s leg on the rope, AJ then attacks Edge on the outside, AJ sends Damian to the outside, Liv goes to faceplant liv but Edge holds Rhea, allowing Rhea to get the win. After the match, The Judgement Day attack AJ and Liv, they hold AJ, allowing Edge to deliver a spear, Rhea then lands the riptide on Liv.

Winners via pinfall: Rhea Ripley and Damian Priest at 11:39.

– Jerry Lawler makes his entrance, Jerry Lawler will host The King’s Count with special guest, Veer Mahaan next!

– Jerry Lawler is in the ring to introduce Veer, Lawler asks Veer to tell all of us what the secret to his success is, in which Veer doesn’t respond, Jerry then asks Veer why he’s targeted the Mysterio family since he’s arrived in WWE, Jerry says that Dominic said that Veer is so hairy when he walks his dog people pet him, Veer says that he isn’t here to joke around, Veer says that Rey is a legend but he’s too busy focusing on his little boy Dominic and that made him weak, Veer than asks if he smells fear on Jerry, which Jerry responds that its his cheap colonge, Veer says that he’s done playing around as he steps up to Lawler, Rey and Dominic then come out and attack Veer, Veer lifts up up and throws him into the ring as he lands a big boot the chest of Dominic, Dominic then lands two baseball slides to Veer, followed by a kick from the second rope sending Veer to the outside, Rey then hits the 619 to Veer from the apron, Veer then gets on the apron but decides to retreat.

Match 3: Alexa Bliss vs Nikki A.S.H. 

– The match starts off with Nikki and Alexa locking up, Nikki takes her down and taunts her, Alexa shakes Nikki’s hand but Nikki takes a cheapshot and punches her, Nikki then takes down Alexa and lands a series of punches, Nikki then puts Alexa in an armwringer submission, Alexa tries to fight out but Nikki puts her in a headlock, Alexa then lands a basement dropkick to Nikki, Nikki then gets Bliss in the corner before landing a shoulder tackle to the stomach, Nikki and Alexa go to the top, Alexa kicks her off and lands twisted Bliss for the pinfall victory.

Winner via pinfall: Alexa Bliss at 3:00.

– Seth Rollins is interviewed, Seth says that people use to sing his theme but now they cheer Cody, Seth then asks where is his countdown clock like Cody, Rollins then asks what happens when the clock strikes zero.

– Cody Rhodes then makes his entrance, Cody Rhodes vs The Miz is next!

– We get a video package highlighting Asuka.

Match 4: Cody Rhodes vs The Miz 

– The match starts out with Cody locking in a headlock, Miz brings Cody to the corner and goes for a strike but misses, Cody then lands a chop but Miz takes him down with a headlock, Cody then lands a takeover headlock of his own, Cody then lands the drop down uppercut on Miz, both men mat wrestle with Cody getting a rollup for a two count, Cody then lands a dropkick to the Miz, sending him to the outside, Cody goes for a dive but Miz catches him inbetween the ropes with a stike, Miz then kicks Cody in the stomach before landing a cannonball into a rollup for a two count, Miz then racks Cody onto the top rope, followed by a big boot, sending Cody to the outside as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

– We are back from commercial as we see Miz run at Cody in the apron, Cody counters and lands a forearm to the face of the Miz, followed by a powerslam and the second rope Cody cutter, Cody then locks in the figure four but Miz is able to reach the bottom rope, Cody then goes to the top but Rollins comes out and pushes him off, causing the DQ finish.

Winner via disqualification: Cody Rhodes at 8:57.

– After the match, Rollins continues to attack Cody with punches, Cody tries to fight back but Miz joins the attack, both men then send Cody knee first into the steel steps. Rollins then takes Cody’s belt away from a young fan and whips Cody in the back with it. Cody is helped to the back with a referee, Cody hands back the young fan his belt as he makes his way up the ramp.

Match 5: Ezekiel vs Chad Gable 

– The match starts with Ezekiel throwing Chad in the corner as Owens yells “Elias” at Ezekiel. Gable then takes Ezekiel down before locking in a headlock, Ezekiel then lands a chop to Gable, Ezekiel goes for an electric chair but Gable counters, Ezekiel goes to run the ropes but Otis trips him, Gable then starts to work on the knee of Ezekiel, Gable then lands a northern lights suplex on Ezekiel for a two count, Gable goes for the tip rope moonsault but Ezekiel gets his feet up, hitting Gable in the face, Ezekiel then lands a spinebuster on Gable, followed by a running splash in the corner, Otis then closelines Ezekiel behind the referee’s back, the ref then sends Otis to the backstage area, Kevin Owens then gets in the ring but is caught by the referee, the ref then also sends Owens to the back, Ezekiel then rolls up Gable for the pinfall victory.

Winner via pinfall: Ezekiel at 4:23

– After the match, Kevin Owens says that he wants to beat the hell out Ezekiel, Owens then challenges Ezekiel to a match at Hell In A Cell as Ezekiel celebrates in the crowd.

– Cody is interviewed leaving the doctors room, Cody says that he’s still breathing and he still has his heart and lungs, Cody says that if Rollins really wants to finish the job at Hell In A Cell he will be right there waiting.

– Bobby Lashley then makes his entrance, Lashley vs MVP is next!

Match 6: Bobby Lashley vs MVP

– The match starts off with MVP running away from Lashley, Lashley then goes after MVP but MVP cowards into the corner, Lashley chases after MVP but MVP goes to stomp at Lashley, MVP fakes a knee injury as Omos lands a closeline to Lashley on the outside, MVP then lands a running kick to the face of Lashley in the corner, Lashley then closelines MVP to the outside, Lashley then slams MVP ribs first into the ringpost, Omos then goes to attack Lashley but Lashley fights back and closelines Omos over the barricade, Bobby Lashley is then counted out.

Winner via countout: Bobby Lashley at 3:07.

– After the match, Bobby Lashley puts MVP in the hurt lock.

– Lacey Evans will make her return to in-ring action next week.

– Bianca Belair makes her entrance to do commentary, Asuka vs Becky Lynch is next!

Match 7: Becky Lynch vs Asuka

– The match starts off either Asuka landing a shoulder tackle on Becky Lynch, sending Becky to the mat, Becky then rolls up Asuka but only gets a two count, Asuka then lands a series of shoulder tackles to Becky in the corner, Asuka then slams Becky down face-first before trying to lock in the armbar, Becky is able to get to get to the bottom rope, Becky then pushes Asuka from the apron into the ringpost as we go to commercial break.

*Commercial break*

– We are back from commercial as we see Asuka laid out on the outside, Becky then goes to the outside and slams Asuka into the barricade, Asuka makes it back in the ring at the count of nine, Becky then slams Asuka into the steel steps, Becky then rolls Asuka back into the ring and lands a second rope legdrop for a nearfall, Asuka and Becky then closeline each other, knocking both of themselves down in the ring, Asuka then catches Becky’s leg and lands a german suplex, Asuka lands a kick to the stomach of Becky followed by a spinning backfist and a sliding knee for a nearfall. Becky then slams Asuka into the second turnbuckle, Asuka then locks Becky in an armbar but Becky reaches the ropes once again, Becky then climbs to the top but Asuka jumps to the top and lands a top rope superplex on Becky, Becky then lands the disarmer to Asuka in the ropes, Asuka then hits a hip attack on Becky, sending her off the apron, Asuka then lands a knee to Becky on the outside, Asuka then goes for a kick on Becky but Becky moves out of the way, causing Asuka to kick Bianca on the side of the head, Asuka gets back in the ring at the count of nine but Becky immediately rolls her up for the pinfall victory.

Winner via pinfall: Becky Lynch at 11:28

– Asuka vs Bianca Belair vs Becky Lynch for the Raw women’s championship is made official for the Hell In A Cell PLE.

– The show ends with Becky Lynch celebrating up the ramp as Asuka looks devastated in the ring.

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