Raw is War

Indianapolis, Indiana
  February 14, 2022
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“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.

The first hour on SyFy is once again commercial-free.

Before he walks into WrestleMania as the defending WWE Champion, he has to enter one of the most brutal and grueling matches in WWE history in the Elimination Chamber. It has changed lives and destroyed careers, but so has the All Mighty. There have been so many people that have tried to dethrone and defeat him, but they’ve failed. Lashley has destroyed every single one of them.

MVP says he’s no mathematician, but he’s been doing some calculations. The WWE Champion has a 1 in 6, or 16% chance, of winning the Elimination Chamber. That doesn’t sound like much, especially when you factor in Seth “Freakin” Rollins, “The Phenomenal” AJ Styles, Riddle, Austin Theory, and “The Beast Incarnate” Brock Lesnar. None of them are All Mighty. So when you factor in the All Mighty Quotient, that gives Lashley a 100% chance of walking out of the Elimination Chamber the same way he walked in: still the WWE Champion.

Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his way to the stage cackling into the microphone. Rollins has some good news for “Bob”: he looks great. The bad news is Lashley doesn’t look as good as him. The good news is as of this moment, Lashley is currently the WWE Champion. The bad news is it won’t be for very long. Rollins gets in the ring. Rollins says he has some more good news. None of the other men in the Chamber with them can beat Lashley. The bad news is he knows someone who can beat Lashley. He’s a visionary. He’s a revolutionary. His name is Seth “Freakin” Rollins. MVP says he’s also had a vision… it’s a vision that if Rollins keeps running his mouth like this, he won’t make it to the Elimination Chamber.

Riddle comes out and asks what all the calculations are for. Riddle is wearing a toga and has his hair braided. A “toga” chant picks up. Riddle gets in the ring and asks if Rollins is saying the Elimination Chamber is like the Quiz Bowl. Rollins says he made no such statement. Riddle says the last time he was locked in a tight spot, it was a gas station bathroom. The custodian let him out and Riddle realized he could accomplish anything. That’s why Riddle knows he’ll win the Elimination Chamber and win the WWE Championship. Riddle says he could be WWE Champion and in two weeks he’ll win the Tag Titles back with Randy Orton to make him a double champion. That would be pretty cool, but what would be cooler is if everyone came to his RK-Broga Party tonight. Riddle says maybe Rollins shouldn’t come since he’s facing Randy Orton tonight. However, Bobby doesn’t have a match. Bobby would look amazing in a toga. Riddle asks Indianapolis if Lashley should be in a toga.

Austin Theory interrupts to boos from the crowd. Theory apologizes for interrupting the party, but Riddle says the party is later. Theory says Mr. McMahon taught him to make people expect the unexpected and find different ways to beat his opponents. Theory will apply all his lessons this Saturday in the Elimination Chamber. Theory says he’s been handpicked by McMahon, so he has to win the Elimination Chamber.

AJ Styles makes his way to the ring. Styles asks what Theory is talking about. Theory’s lips have been on McMahon’s ass for so long that he’s not thinking straight. Styles is the one to worry about in the Elimination Chamber. Styles has been in the match and it’s brutal. The odds aren’t in anyone’s favor. You can walk into the Elimination Chamber and walk out another, but that’s the price you pay for a legacy. Styles doesn’t want to look back on his career and wonder if he could’ve done more. Styles says no one will stop him from having a defining WrestleMania moment. Styles gets in the ring and says Riddle has a sweet toga. Styles says being a double champion is pretty cool. Styles is facing Damian Priest tonight and could walk into WrestleMania as the United States Champion and the WWE Champion. That would be a WrestleMania moment.

Riddle says what would be an amazing and phenomenal moment is if Styles came to the RK-Broga Party tonight. Lashley says this is ridiculous. Lashley is the only one that has won an Elimination Chamber match. Theory is too wet behind the ears and it’s not his time. If Rollins were a visionary, he’d know he’s not going to win the WWE Championship. If Riddle thinks he’s going to be WWE Champion, he needs to come off that cloud. As for Styles, he’s not having that glorious WrestleMania moment. As for Brock Lesnar, this is the closest he’ll ever get to the WWE Championship. Lashley trips on his words while saying he’s going to beat up Lesnar and walk into WrestleMania as the WWE Champion.

Brock Lesnar’s music hits, and he comes out in full cowboy getup. Lesnar tips his cowboy hat to the crowd and happily makes his way to the ring. Lesnar takes off his jacket and hat and puts them on Theory. Lesnar then gets in Lashley’s face. MVP steps between them and backs Lashley up. Theory tries to blindside Lesnar, but Lesnar quickly slams him off. Lesnar hits Theory with two German Suplexes as the rest of the competitors leave the ring. Lesnar smiles and stares them all down. Lesnar then crushes Theory with an F5. Lesnar then takes the broken body of Theory and takes a selfie with him.

We go backstage to see The Street Profits. They put over being on the SyFy Network and the first hour being commercial-free. They talk about AJ Styles fighting Damian Priest for the WWE United States Championship. We’ll also have an RK-Bro-Ga Party. We’ll also see Randy Orton face Seth “Freakin” Rollins. As for now, they’re going to face The Dirty Dawgz.

Footage is shown of Dolph Ziggler on NXT 2.0 and getting beat up by Tommaso Ciampa.

Tommaso Ciampa will be on commentary for the next match.

Tag Team Match
The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) vs. The Dirty Dawgz (Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode)
The bell rings, and Ford immediately dropkicks Ziggler down. Ford hits a splash, but Roode breaks up the pin. Ziggler hits a chop block and tags Roode in. Roode attacks Ford, but Ford fights off The Dirty Dawgz. Roode quickly floors him with a uranage for a two count. Ziggler tags in, and Roode flips him onto Ford for a two count. Ford eventually gets away and tags Dawkins in. Dawkins runs wild on Roode before hitting Ziggler with an exploder. Dawkins goes back to Roode and hits the ropes, but Roode hits a Double R Spinebuster for a two count.

At ringside, Ciampa gets up from commentary and stares at Ziggler. Ziggler feigns a superkick, so Ciampa takes a cup and throws the water in Ziggler’s face. Roode is furious in the ring. Dawkins hits Roode with a Sky High and tags Ford in. Ford hits a big Frog Splash for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Street Profits
An angry Ziggler grabs Ciampa and hits him with a superkick. Dawkins gets Ziggler in the ring, but Ziggler avoids a Street Profits double-team move.

Footage is shown of RK-Bro winning the Quiz Bowl.

Riddle goes backstage to see a bunch of WWE Superstars in togas. Riddle walks up and wonders where Randy Orton is. Queen Zelina says this party is for her.

Randy Orton is shown elsewhere backstage and very much not in a toga. Kevin Patrick asks why he’s not celebrating. Orton says he’s not a toga kind of guy. Besides, he has a match against Seth Rollins tonight. Rollins is a tough opponent, but he’ll be taken down with an RKO.

Video Package: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson narrates a video about the life of his father, WWE Hall of Famer Rocky Johnson as WWE celebrates Black History Month.

Footage is shown of Kevin Owens lobbying to be part of the Elimination Chamber so he can be part of WrestleMania in the state of Texas, which he loves so much.

Kevin Owens doesn’t think he’ll be in the Elimination Chamber match, which means he might not be part of WrestleMania this year. The one good thing about not being on WrestleMania is that he won’t have to compete in Dallas, Texas. Owens said glowing things about Dallas last week. Then WWE did a poll and the people of Texas questioned whether he was lying. Owens was lying last week, but now he’s telling the truth. Owens cannot stand Texas any more than he can stand anyone from Indianapolis. Owens is from Canada with intelligent people, while people from Texas are morons. If the United States were a human body, Texas would be its ass. Owens laughs and says, “Howdy, partner!”

WWE United States Championship
AJ Styles vs. Damian Priest (c)
The bell rings, and Styles quickly applies a side headlock. Priest whips him off and drops down, but Styles slides next to him and puts the headlock back on. Priest quickly gets out and takes him down with an arm drag. Priest punches him back and hits the ropes, but Styles leapfrogs him and chops the chest. Priest shoves him into the ropes and punches away at him. Styles twists out of a whip and chops the chest. Priest puts the brakes on a whip and hits a sloppy backbreaker for a two count. Priest applies a rear chin lock. Styles elbows out, but Priest strikes him back. Styles boots him away and hits a big strike combination to take him down. Styles hits an avalanche in the corner and hits a sliding forearm to the face. Styles goes for a Styles Clash, but Priest gets out and slams him down. Priest hits a Dominator DDT for a near fall. Priest looks frustrated.

Priest angrily waits for Styles to get up and goes after him, but Styles avoids him. Styles then takes him down with a Pele Kick. Styles then clotheslines Priest over the top rope. Styles goes for a plancha, but lands on the apron when Priest moves. Priest pulls him off the apron and goes for a chokeslam, but Styles gets out. Priest quickly sweeps the feet and gets in the ring. Styles fights back and avoids a kick. Styles knocks him back and signals for the end, but Priest kicks him in the head. Priest hits the ropes, so Styles goes for a Phenomenal Forearm. Priest holds the ropes to avoid it. This is how Priest lost last week. Priest then hits a sunset flip for the win.

Winner by Pinfall and still WWE United States Champion: Damian Priest
Styles looks disappointed but shakes hands with Priest.

We go back to the psychiatrist’s office with Alexa Bliss. Bliss says life has been good. The psychiatrist says he’s going to give her a gift. What would she ask for? Bliss wants the music to stop, so he turns it off. The doctor has another gift and takes out the stuffing and ripped fabric of the real Lilly doll. Bliss starts to squirm. The doctor says he recovered the remnants of the real Lilly. This is his gift so she can finally be at peace. Bliss closes her eyes and then opens them before smirking. The doctor takes out a replica Lilly doll and says he has an idea.

2-on-1 Handicap Match
Omos vs. The Hurt Business (Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin)
Omos easily handles Alexander and throws him to his corner. Benjamin gets in the ring and gets in Omos’ face. Omos shoves Benjamin to the corner, but Benjamin avoids an avalanche. Benjamin knees Omos in the face. Alexander tags in. Omos grabs him by the throat and knocks Benjamin away. Omos hits a double hand chokeslam for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Omos
Footage is shown of Dana Brooke friend-zoning Reggie before kissing him on the cheek to confuse him.

Reggie and WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke are out to dinner for Valentine’s Day. Akira Tozawa walks in with Tamina in disguise. Tozawa asks what she wants to eat, but Tamina says they’re not here to eat.

Some commercials air during the commercial-free hour.

We go back to the RK-Bro-Ga Party. The Street Profits come in wearing togas.

Raw Women’s Championship Contract Signing
WWE Official Adam Pearce is in the ring. It’s time for the contract signing to make official the Raw Women’s Championship Match at Elimination Chamber. Pearce first introduces WWE Hall of Famer Lita to the ring. Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is out next, and she looks depressed. Lynch sits at the table and says Lita doesn’t have to do this. Lynch says she hasn’t slept all week thinking about this. She’s so upset her teenage idol is coming after her before WrestleMania. Her teenage idol attacked her last week. Lynch will forgive her if she just walks away. Lita has had a great career. She has nothing left to prove. There is no Becky Lynch without Lita. Lynch and Lita don’t want to fight. The only ones that want them to fight are the people that like it when people are miserable. Lynch begs her to not go through with it.

Lita asks the people if she should tear it up and walk away or sign it and shut Lynch up for good. The crowd wants the latter. Lita says she isn’t here to walk away from it and isn’t proving she has one more match in her. Lita has one more run in her: a championship run. Lynch knows that Lita still has what it takes to beat her. Lynch doesn’t have to like it, but this match is happening. Lita signs the contract.

Lynch says Lita is pushing her to a point she doesn’t want to go to and can’t come back from. Lynch says she’ll do anything to keep the title. Lynch says she’s studied Lita’s career closely. Nothing will prevent her from going after Lita’s neck. People remember Lita right now with a smile on their faces, but after Saturday they’ll think of her with a tear. Lita says if she had a hand in creating Lynch, then it’s on her to finish it. The only thing ending on Saturday night is Lynch’s 500-day title reign when she becomes Raw Women’s Champion. Lynch angrily throws the contract at her and walks off dejectedly.

Video Package: The Elimination Chamber

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Gauntlet Match
Rhea Ripley vs. Nikki A.S.H.
We join this match in progress. Nikki pulls Ripley to the ring apron and puts the fabric apron over her. Nikki beats on her and gets her in the ring. Nikki continues to take it to her and bounces her skull off the turnbuckles a few times. Ripley tries to fight back, but Nikki kicks her in the knee to take her down. Nikki applies a neck vice, and a “Rhea” chant starts up. Ripley fights up and goes for a back suplex, but Nikki gets out. Ripley hits some short-arm clotheslines and a front slam. Ripley goes for a Riptide, but Nikki slides off and clubs her in the back of the neck. Nikki knocks Ripley back and goes for a cross-body block off the second rope, but Ripley catches her. Ripley drops her and then picks her up for a Riptide and the win.

Nikki A.S.H. has been eliminated.

-Commercial Break-

Rhea Ripley vs. Liv Morgan
We join this match in progress. Morgan takes it to Ripley for a bit. Morgan knees her in the face and controls her for a bit. Ripley fights back and lifts her up. Morgan lands on her feet, but Ripley stuns her with a superkick. Ripley hits her with the Riptide for the win.

Liv Morgan has been eliminated.

Doudrop is up next for Rhea Ripley.

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Rhea Ripley vs. Doudrop
The bell rings as we come back from the commercial. Ripley tries to shoulder block her down, but Doudrop doesn’t go down. Ripley eventually takes her down. They trade head-butts before Doudrop takes it to her. They start really laying it in there on each other. They stiff each other with short-arm clotheslines that don’t take either down. Ripley dropkicks her down and covers for a two count. Ripley goes for a Riptide, but Doudrop gets out and hits a head-butt. Doudrop scoops her up, but Ripley slides off. Doudrop avoids a German Suplex and hits the ropes. Ripley kicks her in the head and hits a Riptide for the win!

Doudrop has been eliminated.

Bianca Belair will be Ripley’s next challenge. The screen blanks out as Ripley might have had another wardrobe malfunction.

-Commercial Break-

Rhea Ripley vs. Bianca Belair
We join this match in progress. Belair scoop slams Ripley. Ripley gets out of a slam and tries to slam Belair. Belair slides out and rolls her up for a two count. Belair gets a jackknife pin for another two count. Belair kicks her in the midsection before having a whip to the corner reversed. Belair elbows her in the face and taunts her. Belair backflips over her and hits a suplex. Ripley blocks a second suplex. They struggle for a bit before Belair powers her up for a delayed vertical suplex and a near fall. Belair applies an abdominal stretch. Ripley fights out of it and hits a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckles. Ripley knees Belair in the head a few times and hits a snapmare. Belair avoids a low dropkick and connects with a handspring into a standing moonsault. Ripley stuns her with a head-butt and whips her to the corner. Belair slingshots over her and does some backflips. Ripley boots her back and goes for a big boot. They then take each other out with dual slams.

Ripley rolls out of the ring to recover. Belair follows her out, so Ripley pulls her into the steel steps.

-Commercial Break-

We come back from the break to see Belair hit Ripley with a double chickenwing slam. Belair covers for a two count. Ripley fights back and goes for a Riptide, but Belair gets out and goes for a KOD. Ripley lands on her feet, and they really punch it out. The screen goes dark again signaling another wardrobe malfunction. Ripley is on the top rope and punching away at Belair. Belair flips her off to the mat and hits a standing moonsault, but Ripley gets the knees up.

Ripley goes to the top rope for a missile dropkick that sends Belair flying. Ripley covers for a near fall. Ripley applies a Prism Trap, but Belair powers out. Belair hits a spinebuster and connects with the KOD for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Bianca Belair
Ripley was in that match for 44 minutes and 4 seconds. Belair will enter the Elimination Chamber last. There will be a surprise entrant in the Elimination Chamber match this Saturday. The winner faces the Raw Women’s Champion at WrestleMania. It could be either Becky Lynch or Lita.

We go back to the RK-Bro-Ga Party. Riddle is playing horrible guitar. Raw Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy blindside him with an attack. Chad Gable flips the table and hits Riddle with the guitar. Gable says, “The party’s over, bro!”

The Mysterios will face Raw Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy in a non-title match next.

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We go back to the Valentine’s Day date with Reggie and WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke. R-Truth pretends to be a waiter, so Dana starts to run. She thwarts an attack from Tamina and Akira Tozawa. They run off. Dana finds Reggie and kisses him on the cheek saying how he saved her. Reggie wants to take their friendship to the next level. Dana says she wants to stay friends and he’ll make a woman very happy someday. Reggie says since they’re friends… and he rolls her up to win the WWE 24/7 Championship. Reggie runs off and R-Truth finds her. That’s what happens when you put someone in the friend zone. The manager asks Dana if she’ll be paying with cash or credit. Dana is upset.

Alpha Academy comes out to the stage. Chad Gable wants to talk about cheaters. Gable didn’t cheat to get on the Olympic Team, win the Tag Team Championship, or earn his Master’s Degree with an immaculate 4.0 GPA. The worst of the worst is RK-Bro. It is misinformation to say RK-Bro beat them fair and square, but they hired an Irishman to run the Spelling Bee. Gable couldn’t understand him. As for the Quiz Bowl, who snuck in cartoons? It’s ridiculous. Then there are the morons of the WWE Universe feeding Randy Orton and Riddle answer after answer. They didn’t help them. The people worship cheaters. Now they have to listen up, especially young Dominik. Dominik has such an illustrious career ahead of him, but he’s listening to conman Rey telling him how cheating is ok.

Replays are shown of Rey Mysterio interfering in his son’s match against The Miz to give him the victory.

The Miz and Maryse come out to the stage. They’ll be on commentary for this next match.

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Non-Title Tag Team Match
The Mysterios (Rey and Dominik Mysterio) vs. Raw Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis)
We join this match in progress. Otis whips Rey Mysterio sternum-first into the corner and hits a big splash for a two count. Gable tags in and lifts Rey for a gutbuster. Gable picks up a near fall. Gable punches Rey to the corner, but Rey gets away and hits a drop-toe-hold into the corner. Otis quickly tags in and applies a neck vice. Otis floors him and goes for a Vader Bomb, but Rey moves.

Dominik and Gable tag in. Dominik runs wild on him and goes for the Three Amigos. Gable gets out of the third, but Dominik soon knocks him out of the ring. Rey tags in and knocks Otis off the apron. Dominik hits Otis with a suicide dive, while Rey slides out of the ring and hits a sunset flip powerbomb into the barricade on Gable.

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We come back from the break to see Gable go for a moonsault, but Dominik moves and rolls him up for a near fall. Rey tags in and hits a hurricanrana before knocking Otis off the apron. Gable rolls him up, but Rey rolls through and kicks him for a two count. The Miz gets up from commentary to try to distract Rey. Rey goes for a wheelbarrow bulldog, but Gable counters into a bridging German Suplex for a near fall. Gable gets Rey up in the electric chair, but Rey counters into a wheelbarrow bulldog. Otis breaks up the pin. The Mysterios send Otis shoulder-first into the ring post. Rey knocks Gable into the ropes and tags Dominik in. The Mysterios hit stereo 619s on Gable. Dominik goes to the top rope and kicks Miz away. Rey then hits Miz with a seated senton off the apron. Dominik hits Gable with a cross-body block, but Gable rolls through and grabs the tights for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: Raw Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy
The Miz tosses Dominik out of the ring. Maryse slaps Rey in the face, and Miz hits Rey with a Skull Crushing Finale.

The psychiatrist says that Alexa Bliss is as cured as she’s going to be as long as she has Lilly by her side. Bliss says she’s on her own. The doctor says the stuffing from the original Lilly is in that replica doll. As long as she has Lilly within close proximity, she’s cured. Bliss is wearing her old clothes. Bliss thanks the doctor and leaves before wondering if there’s an extra spot in the Elimination Chamber on Saturday.

Alexa Bliss will be the mystery entrant in the Elimination Chamber on Saturday.

Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Randy Orton next.

-Commercial Break-

Video Package: SmackDown recap

The commentators run down the Elimination Chamber card.

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Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Randy Orton
We join this match in progress. Orton starts the 10 punches, but Rollins knocks him into the turnbuckles. Rollins kicks him in the spine for a two count. Orton is laying out over the apron, so Rollins goes outside and attacks. Rollins sizes him up and hits a running boot to the skull. Rollins gets him in the ring and hits a double ax handle to the head for a near fall. Rollins applies a chin lock, but Orton grabs the ropes to break the hold. Orton boots and punches Rollins. Orton and Rollins trade chops. Rollins whips Orton to the corner, but Orton pops out with a clothesline. Orton hits another clothesline and goes for a snap powerslam, but Rollins avoids it. Orton avoids a Stomp and clotheslines Rollins over the top rope. Orton connects with a back suplex on the table and rolls Rollins into the ring. Orton puts Rollins on the apron and goes for a draping DDT, but Rollins hits a back body drop over the top rope. Orton immediately grabs his knee in pain. Rollins then hits a flying knee off the apron. Rollins gets in the ring and looks for a count-out. Rollins then thinks better of it and sends Orton over the commentary table with a suicide dive.

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We come back from the break to see Rollins take Orton down. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Orton cuts him off. Orton then connects with a top rope superplex. Orton rolls over for a two count. Rollins and Orton get to their feet and trade strikes. Orton uppercuts him, so Rollins stuns him with an overhead kick. Rollins then hits a reverse STO into the turnbuckle. Rollins connects with a Sling Blade and sizes him up. Rollins goes for a Stomp, but Orton counters into a snap powerslam for a near fall.

Orton goes for a draping DDT, but Rollins gets out of it. Rollins superkicks him down for a near fall. Rollins absolutely knocks him for a loop with a rolling elbow and follows up with one to the neck. Rollins goes for a Stomp, but Orton avoids it. Rollins tries for a Pedigree, but Orton drops him to the apron and hits a draping DDT. Orton hits Rollins with an RKO in the center of the ring.

All of a sudden, Chad Gable and Otis run down. Riddle attacks Gable from behind. Orton runs out and attacks Otis and Gable. Orton notices the referee is counting and runs down to the ring. Rollins hits him with a Stomp as Orton slides in. Rollins covers for the victory.

Winner by Pinfall: Seth “Freakin” Rollins