WWE Monday Night Raw
September 12th, 2022
Welcome to our live coverage of WWE Monday Night Raw, which is emanating from The Moda Center in Detroit, Michigan. Announced for tonight's show, Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah will defend their Raw women's tag team championships against the team of Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky, Johnny Gargano will make his in-ring return to competition, and Edge will take on Dominik Mysterio.
- Seth Rollins makes his entrance, Rollins calls himself the face of Monday Night Raw, Rollins asks the fans if they believe in Karma, Rollins says that he beat Riddle at Clash At The Castle, Rollins says that he's living rent free in Riddle's head because Riddle wants a rematch, Rollins says that he isn't interested in a rematch, Rollins says that it's been long since he's had championship gold, Riddle then interrupts, Riddle then lands a series of kicks to the chest of Rollins, Riddle then throws Rollins to the outside, Rollins then sends Riddle face first into the announce table, Rollins then runs through the crowd away from Riddle before running to the back, Finn Balor and Damian Priest then interrupt, Priest says that they are friends with Riddle, Priest then offers Riddle a spot in Judgment Day, Priest says that someone or something would always hold them back and they're here to change that for Riddle, Balor says that Dominik has finally stepped out of his father's shadow, Balor says that they're problem solvers, Balor says that Riddle either stands with them or in their way, Riddle then knees Balor in the face before sending Priest to the outside with a closeline.
Match 1: Matt Riddle vs Finn Balor
- Riddle lands a kick to the chest of Balor, followed by a gutwrench suplex and a senton, Balor then kicks Riddle in the back of the thigh, Balor then stands on the neck of Riddle, Balor then hits a snap suplex on Riddle to secure a nearfall, Balor then locks Riddle in a crossface, Balor then hits a neckbreaker on Riddle, Balor then trips Riddle on the apron as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Riddle land a forearm to the face of Balor, Riddle then hits a fisherman's suplex on Balor, Riddle then hits a pele kick on Balor, followed by two corner forearms and a suplex, Riddle then takes out Priest and Balor with a floating bro to the outside, Riddle then hits a jumping knee to the face of Balor, Priest then distracts Riddle, Rey then jumps on the back of Priest, Rey then closelines Priest into the crowd, Riddle then hits the bro to sleep on Balor, followed by a german suplex to secure a nearfall, Balor then hits a dropkick on Riddle, sending Riddle into the corner, Riddle then hits a DDT from the second rope on Balor, Rollins then gets on the apron, Balor then hits the 1916 on Riddle, followed by the coup de grace.
Winner via pinfall: Matt Riddle at 13:33.
- After the match, Seth Rollins then hits the curbstomp on Riddle.
- Dominik says that he's only been known as the son of Rey Mysterio but that all changed at Clash At The Castle, Dominik says that he became his own person, Dominik says that Edge got exactly what he deserved, Dominik says that he's going to finish what he started, Dominik says that this is his life, not his, Dominik says that Rey casts a large shadow for a tiny man and he's done living under it, Dominik says that he's not Rey's babyboy anymore.
Match 2: Women's tag team championships: Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah (c) vs Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai
- The match starts off with Raquel and Kai, Aliyah then hits a flying closeline on Kai to secure a nearfall, followed by a corner splash, Raquel then lands an elbow to the chest of Kai, Raquel them throws Aliyah into Kai and Sky on the outside as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Aliyah land an axe handle to the arm of Iyo, Aliyah then lands a series of punches on Iyo, Aliyah then hits a hip toss on Iyo, Kai then lands a running boot to the face of Aliyah in the corner, Aliyah then hits a double neckbreaker on Sky and Kai, Raquel then pounces Sky into Kai, Raquel then hits a fallaway slam on Kai, followed by a twisting corkscrew elbow from the second rope, Aliyah then goes to pin Kai but Bayley's places Kai's foot on the rope, Iyo then hits a moonsault on Raquel on the outside, Kai then hits the kairopractor on Aliyah to secure the pinfall victory.
Winners via pinfall and NEW women's tag team champions: Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky at 12:30.
- Rey tells Dominik that he's sorry for not listening and they can fix everything, Rey begs Dominik to not fight Edge because he's like a brother to him, Rey says that Edge won't hold back, Rey says that things will never go back to the way they were if he fights Edge, Rhea Ripley says that Dominik is all man now.
Match 3: Chad Gable vs Johnny Gargano
- The match starts off with both men locking up, Gable then locks in an armlock on Gargano, Gargano then locks in a headlock on Gable, Gargano then hits a hurricarana on Gable, followed by an armdrag and a closeline, Gable then hits Gargano with a stiff right to the face, Gable then lands a stiff chop to the chest of Gargano, Gargano then lands a kick to the face of Gable, Gargano then hits a running cannonball off the apron onto Gable as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Gable working on the knee of Gargano, Gargano then hits a spear from the apron onto Gable to secure a nearfall, Gable then locks in the ankle lock but Gargano reaches the ropes, Gable then hits a cliffhanger DDT on Gargano to secure a nearfall, Gable then hits a german suplex on Gargano, Gargano then hits a closeline on Gable, Gargano then hits a tope suicida, taking out Gable and Otis, Gargano then hits a DDT on Gable to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Johnny Gargano at 13:51.
- After the match, Otis attempts to attack Gargano but Gargano counters before landing two superkicks to the face of Otis, Austin Theory then hits Gargano in the back with the money in the bank briefcase.
- Austin Theory is in the ring, Theory says that someone had to show Gargano how it works around here, Theory then calls Gargano an overrated fish at the bottom of the fist tank, Kevin Owens then interrupts, Theory says that he's tired of his moments being ruined because he's the future, Owens says that everyone has been hearing this for months, Owens says that Theory was the handpicked future of the company but that's not the case anymore, Theory says that he's done more in five months than Owens and Gargano have done in five years, Owens says that Theory's opportunities have been given to him, Owens says that him and Theory are complete opposites, Owens says that hundreds of guys like Theory have come and gone, Owens says that people like him and Gargano are one in a million, Owens says that he's the heart and soul of this business, Owens says that Theory doesn't have what it takes to be the future and he wants hin to prove him wrong, Owens tells Theory to start making his own moments, Theory says that Owens will never be like him, Owens then slaps Theory across the face, both men then brawl in the corners as referees attempt to break them up, officials then separate the two but Owens attacks Theory on the outside, Owens then goes for a stunner on Theory but Theory retreats.
- Bianca Belair says that there's always going to be a target on her back, which is why she's issuing an open challenge, Bianca says that you can't whip her,, Sonya Deville then interrupts, Sonya says that Bianca made a mockery out of her job here and thay she cost her job as a WWE official,
Match 4: Women's championship: Bianca Belair (c) vs Sonya Deville
- The match starts off with Bianca landing a gutbuster to the stomach of Sonya, Sonya then hits a dropkick to the face of Bianca to secure a nearfall, Sonya then chokes Bianca against the top rope, Bianca then hits two closelines on Sonya, followed by a DDT and a suplex, Bianca then hits a springboard moonsault to secure a nearfall, Sonya then closelines Bianca on the outside as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Bianca hit a hiptoss on Sonya, Sonya then lands a series of kicks to the back of Bianca, Sonya then slams Bianca face first against the announce table, Bianca then hits a fallaway slam on Sonya, Sonya then hits a running knee to the face of Bianca, Sonya then hits a flying knee from the second rope to secure a nearfall, Bianca then hits the KOD on Sonya to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall and STILL Raw women's champion: Bianca Belair at 12:03.
- After the match, Bayley interrupts, Bayley says that Kai and Iyo did exactly what they said they were going to do, and that's take over the women's division, Bayley says that Bianca's win fed into her big fat ego, Bayley says that Bianca won't be able to sleep at night until she gets a match with her, Bayley says that she will have her match when the time is right, Bayley, Iyo and Kai then surround Bianca from the apron, Bianca then attempts to fight them off but Damage CTRL gets the upperhand, Alexa Bliss and Asuka then make the save, Asuka then hits a knee to the face of Kai, Bianca then hits a spinebuster on Bayley.
Match 5: Omos vs Cash and Ryan
- Omos then hits a throw on Ryan, followed by a throw on Cash, Omos then hits a snake eyes on Cash, followed by a big boot, Omos then hits a snake eyes on Ryan, followed by a big boot, Omos then pins Ryan on top of Cash to secure the pinfall victory.
Winner via pinfall: Omos
- Seth Rollins says that he's the face of Monday Night Raw, Bobby Lashley then interrupts, Lashley says that the championship represents the face of Raw, Rollins says that Lashley lost braincells fighting in MMA, Rollins then challenges Bobby Lashley to a United States championship match next week on Raw, Lashley accepts.
- The Miz is interviewed in his home, Miz ends up losing it over Dexter Lumis, causing him to drive off, we then see that Dexter Lumis drew a picture for Miz and Maryse inside the Miz's house.
Match 6: Dominik Mysterio vs Edge
- The match starts off with Edge sending Dominik into the corner, Edge then lands a series of punches on Dominik in the corner, Edge then hits a closeline on Dominik, Edge then sends Dominik face first into the announce table, Edge then sends Dominik into the steel steps, Dominik then sends Edge into the steps as we go to commercial break.
- We are back from commercial as we see Dominik work on the leg of Edge, Dominik then hits three suplexes on Edge, Dominik then hits a frog splash from the top rope onto Edge to secure a nearfall, Edge then sends Dominik shoulder first into the ringpost, Edge then hits a flapjack on Dominik, Edge then hits a DDT on Dominik, Edge then lands eleven punches on Dominik as he's stuck in the ropes, Edge then goes for a spear but Rey gets in the way, Rey then grabs Edge but Edge pushes him, Priest then drags Rey to the outside, Balor then attacks Edge, causing the disqualification.
Winner via disqualification: Edge at 15:11.
- After the match, Edge lands a series of punches on Balor in the corner, Rhea then hits Edge in the knee with the steel chair, Dominik then hits Edge in the knee with the chair three times, Balor then hits the coup de grace onto a chair that's placed on Edge's knee.
- Raw ends with The Judgment Day standing tall.