WWE Monday Night Raw
October 3rd, 2022
Xcel Energy Center
St. Paul, Minnesota
Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Monday Night Raw, which is emanating From The Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. Announced for tonight's show, Matt Riddle and Seth Rollins will come face-to-face, Braun Strowman will take on Chad Gable, Bianca Belair and Bayley will sign the contract to make their championship ladder match at Extreme Rules official, and AJ Styles will team up with Rey Mysterio to take on The Judgment Day.
- The Judgment Day make their entrance, Finn Balor says that eleven years ago, Edge was forced to quit but he came back against the odds, Balor says that you can only outrun fate for so long, Balor says that he's going to beat Edge so bad that he is forced to say "I Quit". Priest says that The Judgment Day will always rise, Dominik says that he hates Rey because he lied to him his entire life, Balor says that he could of ended AJ Style's career last week, AJ Styles then interrupts,
Match 1: AJ Styles and Rey Mysterio vs Damian Priest and Finn Balor
- The match starts off with Rey hitting a seated senton onto Finn from the top rope, followed by a tilt-a-whirl headscissiors, Priest then hits a big boot to the chest of Rey, Finn then hits the three amigos on Rey, Priest then sends Rey face first into the ring apron, AJ then hits a sliding forearm to the face of Priest, followed by a pele kick, AJ is then sent to the outside as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Priest hit a legdrop on AJ, Priest then hits a closeline on AJ, AJ then hits a double DDT on Priest and Balor, Dominik then challenges Rey to hit him, Rhea then hits a closeline on Rey, Balor then hits the coup de grace on AJ to secure the pinfall victory.
Winners via pinfall: Finn Balor and Damian Priest. 11:03.
- After the match, AJ yells and pushes down Rey, The Judgment Day then attack AJ Styles from behind, Balor then lands a series of punches on AJ, Priest then hits the south of heaven on AJ.
- Mustafa Ali challenges Bobby Lashley to a match, Bobby reluctantly accepts.
Match 2: Bobby Lashley vs Mustafa Ali
- The match starts off with Lashley landing a throw on Ali, followed by a spear in the corner and a neckbreaker, Ali then hits a superkick on Lashley, followed by a tornado DDT and a tope suicida through the ropes, Lashley then closelines Ali on the outside as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Lashley land a series of back elbows on Ali in the corner, Ali then hits a 450 splash off the top rope onto Lashley's arm, Lashley then sends Ali ribs first into the ringpost twice, Lashley then throws Ali into the timekeeper's area, Ali is then able to get back into the ring at the count of nine, Lashley then hits a spear on Ali, Lashley then locks in the hurtlock, causing Ali to pass out.
Winner via submission: Bobby Lashley at 11:29.
- After the match, Rollins attacks Lashley from behind, Rollins then hits a curbstomp on Lashley, followed by another curbstomp on top of the United States championship, Rollins then curbstomps Ali on the outside.
- Seth Rollins calls Bobby "Bobby Trashley". Rollins welcomes us to Monday Night Rollins, Seth then presents a video highlighting the fight pit match, Rollins says that he's the most dangerous man in the history of this industry, Rollins then calls out Riddle, Riddle says that he's been in a fight pit match, unlike Rollins, Rollins says that if Riddle touches him, the match is off, Riddle says that he's going to kill Rollins on Saturday, Rollins says that Cormier is going to have his back because he's a fan of his, not Riddle, Rollins says that Riddle isn't allowed to see his kids anymore, Rollins says that child support is very important, Riddle says that Roman choked Rollins out, Riddle says that Rollins hasn't main evented Wrestlemania, but his wife has, Daniel Cormier then appears on the screen, Cormier says that Riddle is a former UFC Fighter, Cormier says that he lives in the cage, Cormier says that he will see the both of them on Saturday, Rollins then walks away to the back angerly.
- The Miz announces that Maryse will host a birthday party celebration next week for him, we then see Dexter Lumis peeking through the door.
Match 3: Candice LaRae vs Dakota Kai
- The match starts off with Candice rolling up Kai to secure a two count, Candice then lands an armdrag on Kai, Kai then hits a rebound crossbody onto Kai on the outside as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Candice land another armdrag on Kai, Kai then hits a big boot to the face of Candice, Candice then hits a german suplex on Kai from the second rope, Bayley then trips Candice on the ropes behind the referee's back, allowing Kai to roll up Candice to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Dakota Kai at 11:01.
- Johnny Gargano runs into a sleeping Miz backstage, Miz wakes up with a drawing of him and Dexter Lumis together.
Match 4: Johnny Gargano vs Otis
- The match starts off with Gargano lands a series of punches on Otis in the corner, Otis then hits an backelbow to the face of Gargano, Otis then hits a side throw on Gargano, Gargano then hits a DDT on Otis, followed by a superkick to secure a nearfall, Gargano then lands a series of punches on Theory, followed by a tornado DDT on Otis on the outside, Theory then hits Gargano in the back with the money in the bank briefcase behind the referee's back, allowing Otis to pick up the victory.
Winner via pinfall: Otis at 5:39.
- After the match, Alpha Academy and Theory continue to beat down Gargano until Strowman makes the save.
Match 5: Braun Strowman vs Chad Gable
- Braun throws Gable to the outside into Otis as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Gable launch Strowman face first into the ringpost, Gable then hits a german suplex on Braun to secure a nearfall, Gable then hits a shotgun dropkick on Braun, Braun then hits a powerbomb on Gable to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Braun Strowman at 7:04.
- Corey Graves introduces Bayley and Bianca Bianca for their championship contract signing. Bayley says that all of her plans have been working, Bayley then signs the contract, Bayley says that the ladder is symbolic to her career in WWE because she had to climb to get to the top of WWE, Bayley says that the fans gave up on her and her career started to fall, Bianca then signs the contract, Bianca says that Bayley should never compare herself to her, Bianca says that Bayley was pretending to be someone that she isn't, Bianca says that this the real her, Bianca says that she stays ready so she doesn't have to get ready, we then see backstage that Dakota Kai and Io Sky have taken out Auska and Alexa Bliss, Bayley then attacks Bianca, Bianca then throws Bayley into the ring apron before running to the back, Bianca goes to check on Bliss and Asuka but it seems that Asuka has suffered an ankle injury, Bliss then challenges Iyo to a match later tonight.
Match 6: Solo Sikoa vs Angelo Dawkins
- The match starts off with both men locking up, Dawkins then lands a series of punches on Sikoa, Dawkins then hits a dropkick, Sikoa then threatens to use a chair but Jey and Sami stop him as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Sikoa lock Dawkins in a nervehold, Sikoa then hits a Samoan drop on Dawkins, Sikoa then hits a running hipattack on Dawkins in the corner, Dawkins then hits an enziguri on Sikoa, Jey and Sami then argue on the outside, Dawkins then hits a cannonball over the top rope onto The Usos, Sikoa then hits the spinning Solo on Dawkins to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Solo Sikoa at 12:03.
Match 7: Alexa Bliss vs Iyo Sky
- The match starts off with Iyo hitting a dropkick on Alexa, Bliss then lands a series of punches to the face of Iyo, Bliss then hits a dropkick on Iyo, Iyo then hits a dropkick on Bliss on the outside as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Bliss hit a closeline on Iyo, Iyo then hits a running doubleknee on Alexa in the corner, Kai and Bayley then send Bianca into the steel steps, Iyo then hits a moonsault from the top rope to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Iyo Sky at 9:19.
- After the match, Damage CTRL continue to beat down Bianca and Bliss, Kai and Sky then hit Bianca in the face with a ladder, Auska then comes limping out with a kendostick, Damage CTRL then beat down Asuka with a ladder, Kai and Sky then kick the ladder into Bliss, Kai then hits a running kick to the face of Bianca in the corner, Bayley then hits the rose plant on Bianca and Bliss, Bayley then holds the Raw women's championship while standing on the ladder with Kai and Sky as Raw goes off the air.