Raw is War
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
February 28, 2022
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The Raw video plays, and we enter the Nationwide Arena to see a
pyrotechnics display. The ring is covered in a black carpet.
Kevin Owens’s music hits, and he comes out wearing a cowboy hat
sideways. We’ll be having another edition of The Kevin Owens Show.
Owens stands on the stage and introduces his best friend who will be
by his side next week when they win the Raw Tag Team Titles and go
on to WrestleMania, Seth “Freakin” Rollins. Rollins comes out wildly
The commentators promote what will take place on tonight’s show.
Kevin Owens and Seth “Freakin” Rollins are in the ring. Owens says a
few weeks ago, their WrestleMania dreams didn’t look good. The two
biggest names would be left off WrestleMania. Rollins says the
WrestleMania gods looked down on them and gave them another path
WrestleMania. They’re going to win the titles and go on to
WrestleMania to make moments. Owens says some are saying that his
disdain for Texas will distract him at WrestleMania, but he assures
Rollins that won’t be the case. Owens says no stupid Texan,
including JBL and Shawn Michaels, who are desperate for his
attention, will distract him. Owens then stomps his cowboy hat.
Rollins says they’re not in Texas tonight. They’re in Columbus, Ohio
and it’s time for their guests: Raw Tag Team Champions Alpha
Raw Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy come down to the ring. Owens
says they reinforced the chair for Otis. Chad Gable says this is
their first time on The Kevin Owens Show, so he says, “A-thank you!”
Rollins and Owens point out that he says “thank you” wrong and ask
him to say it again. Gable again says, “A-thank you!”
Gable says they’ve heard a few asses making assumptions about
winning a match against them, but they’re the Raw Tag Team
Champions. They weaseled their way into their match. Owens says the
titles are coming home with them next week. Gable says they sound
uneducated like the people of Columbus that go to that community
college Ohio State University. There’s a loud, sustained roar of
disapproval for Alpha Academy. Gable eventually shouts, “SHOOOSH!”
Gable says the bottom line is Rollins and Owens only care about
their spot on WrestleMania. They’ve busted their butts for years and
have never been on the show. This is their chance. Rollins says when
they beat them for the titles, they can face them at WrestleMania in
a rematch. It’s a win-win. Gable shushes Rollins and Owens. They
take exception, and Gable continues to shush them. Owens drops Gable
with a Stunner.
Non-Title Tag Team Match
Kevin Owens and Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Raw Tag Team Champions
Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis)
We join this match in progress. Otis is taking it to Kevin Owens.
Owens tries to fight back, but he can’t take Otis off his feet. Otis
avalanches Owens back and drops him with a back elbow. Otis connects
with a scoop slam and poses at Seth “Freakin” Rollins. Otis hits the
ropes for an elbow drop, but Owens moves. Owens goes for a senton
splash but comes up short, so he does it again successfully. Owens
steps on Otis and tags Rollins in. Rollins takes it to Otis until
Gable grabs his ankle. Otis knocks Rollins off the apron into the
barricade. Gable laughs and shushes him.
Otis clubs away at Rollins and gets him in the ring. Gable tags in
and takes Rollins down for a one-count. Gable attacks the left arm
of Rollins and hits a snap suplex for another one-count. Otis tags
in and takes Rollins down. Otis goes for a Vader Bomb, but Rollins
Owens tags in, knocks Otis to the corner, and hits a cannonball in
the corner. Owens sends Gable out of the ring and hits Alpha Academy
with a somersault senton off the apron. Owens goes back to the apron
and hits Gable with a frog splash on the floor! Owens gets to his
feet and is promptly run over by an avalanche from Otis!
We come back from the break to see Otis applying a neck vice to
Owens before whipping him hard into the turnbuckle. Gable tags back
in and attacks the left leg of Owens. Gable hits Owens with a German
Suplex. Gable goes for a second, but Owens elbows him away and hits
a step-up enzuigiri.
Rollins tags in and hits Gable with a pair of clotheslines and a
Sling Blade. Rollins knocks Otis off the apron and hits a reverse
STO into the corner on Gable. Rollins hits a springboard knee to the
face and drops Gable with a falcon arrow for a near fall. Rollins
sizes Gable up and goes for a rolling elbow. Owens blind tags in and
superkicks Gable. Rollins attacks Gable, and Owens hits Gable with a
fisherman’s neckbreaker over his knee! Owens covers, but Otis
quickly breaks it up. Otis then knocks Rollins out of the ring.
Otis tags in and avalanches Owens down. Otis hits a Vader Bomb.
Gable tags in and hits a top rope moonsault, but Rollins breaks it
up. Otis sends Rollins to the corner and charges, but he hits the
ring post shoulder first when Rollins moves. Rollins superkicks him
in the head before hitting a suicide dive. Owens rolls Gable up for
a near fall. Gable quickly drops Owens with a nasty German Suplex
and pulls him to the corner. Gable goes to the top rope for a
moonsault, but he lands on his feet when Owens moves. Rollins tags
in. Owens sends Gable into Rollins for a Buckle Bomb! Owens follows
up with a Stunner, and Rollins finishes him with a Stomp for the
Winners by Pinfall: Kevin Owens and Seth “Freakin” Rollins
Next week, Alpha Academy will defend the Raw Tag Team Championship
against RK-Bro and the team of Kevin Owens and Seth “Freakin”
Video Package: Omos’s path of destruction
Omos is backstage. Kevin Patrick tries to interview him, but Omos
takes the microphone. He says he’s dominated everyone and will
Omos vs. T-Bar
As T-Bar makes his entrance, Omos knocks him off the apron. Omos
goes outside and picks T-Bar up before dumping him in the ring. Omos
drags him to the center of the ring. The referee can’t start the
match until T-Bar is up. Omos picks T-Bar up and throws him to the
corner. The referee checks on T-Bar, and he wants to start the
The bell rings, and T-Bar sidesteps an avalanche from Omos. T-Bar
hits the ropes, but he’s turned inside out with a clothesline. T-Bar
lands on his head during the flip. Omos hits a double-hand choke
bomb for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Omos
Footage is shown of Bianca Belair and Raw Women’s Champion Becky
Lynch going back and forth verbally last week. Bianca Belair would
go on to beat Doudrop in an impressive match.
Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. are backstage. They say they’ll be
victorious tonight. Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch says it doesn’t
matter who she teams with. It’s about victory. She had issues with
Doudrop in the past, but they put those issues to the side to win.
Rhea Ripley is backstage with Liv Morgan. Morgan is impressed by
Ripley’s outfit. Morgan says tonight won’t be easy and asks for
their strategy. Ripley says, “Brutality.” Morgan likes the way she
thinks. Bianca Belair comes up and asks to be tagged in if Becky
Lynch gets in the match. Belair says she has a KOD waiting for her.
It’s time to show up and show out so she can give Becky Lynch a
preview of her beating her for the Raw Women’s Championship.
6-Woman Tag Team Match
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, Doudrop, and Nikki A.S.H. vs. Rhea
Ripley, Liv Morgan, and Bianca Belair
It’ll be Becky Lynch starting against Bianca Belair in a
WrestleMania preview, but Lynch immediately tags out to Nikki A.S.H.
Liv Morgan tags in as well. They lock up and trade waistlocks.
Morgan hits a hurricanrana, so Nikki quickly tags Doudrop in. They
lock up, and Doudrop powers Morgan down. Morgan fights back with a
step-up enzuigiri. Belair tags in and goes for a suplex on Doudrop.
Doudrop doesn’t leave her feet, so Belair tags Ripley in. Belair and
Ripley hit Doudrop with a double-team suplex. Belair and Ripley send
Nikki and Lynch out of the ring. Morgan then gets an assist from
Ripley to hit all three women with a cross-body block to the floor!
We come back from the break to a WrestleMania preview. Lynch goes
after Belair’s arm, but Belair gets out. Belair goes for a suplex,
but Lynch rolls through into an inside cradle for a near fall. Lynch
bounces her off the turnbuckle and kicks her in the face. Lynch
grabs her by the braid and pulls Belair shoulder-first into the ring
post. Lynch attacks her on the apron and ties the braid around the
top rope. The referee backs Lynch up and unwraps Belair’s hair from
the top rope. Lynch goes to the second rope and hits a leg drop to
the back of the neck for a near fall. Lynch continues to attack
before tagging Doudrop in. Doudrop takes it to Belair before tagging
Nikki in. Nikki attacks Belair before bringing Lynch back in. Lynch
attacks Belair and stands on the braid. Lynch sends Belair to the
corner, but Belair boots her back.
Ripley tags in, and she grabs Lynch for a pair of short-arm
clotheslines followed by a short-arm kick to the midsection. Ripley
slams her on her face and knocks her back. Ripley knees Lynch in the
face a few times before they mistime a snapmare. Ripley hits a low
dropkick followed by an electric chair drop on the Raw Women’s
Champion. Doudrop breaks it up with a big splash. Morgan knocks
Doudrop out of the ring, so Nikki runs in and knocks Morgan away.
Nikki drags Lynch to the corner and tags herself in. Belair also
tags in. Belair grabs Nikki and hits a chickenwing slam. Belair goes
for a handspring splash, but Lynch drags her out of the ring. Lynch
takes Belair down, so Morgan flattens her with a suicide dive.
Doudrop knocks Morgan off the apron, and Ripley sends Doudrop out of
Nikki hits Ripley with a cross-body block. Belair gets in the ring
and hits Nikki with a spinebuster. Lynch breaks up the pin by
pulling on Belair’s braid. Belair sends her into the ropes and
annihilates her with a whip by the braid! Belair whips Lynch in the
midsection over and over. The welts immediately build up and Lynch
runs off. Lynch’s midsection is cut up! Belair hits Nikki with the
KOD for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Rhea Ripley, Liv Morgan, and Bianca Belair
Replays are shown of the match with Dolph Ziggler and Tommaso Ciampa
on NXT 2.0. Robert Roode helped Ziggler defeat Ciampa. NXT Champion
Bron Breakker ran down to help after.
The Dirty Dawgz make their way to the ring.
Robert Roode w/ Dolph Ziggler vs. Tommaso Ciampa
Ciampa takes it to Roode at the sound of the bell. Roode quickly
kicks him and sends him out of the ring in front of Ziggler. Ciampa
pulls Roode out of the ring and clotheslines him down before getting
in Ziggler’s face. Ciampa shoves him before putting Roode in the
ring. Ciampa elbows Roode before stomping the forehead for a
two-count. Ciampa chops the chest before hitting a Glorious
Spinebuster for a near fall. Roode chops the chest and sends him to
the corner. Ciampa boots him back and hits a rolling elbow to the
jaw. Ciampa connects with a reverse DDT for a near fall. Ciampa
exposes his knee, but Roode moves. Ciampa goes for a Fairy Tale
Ending, but Roode counters with a sunset flip for a two-count.
Ciampa is sent into the ropes, but he knocks Ziggler off the apron.
Roode goes for a Glorious DDT, but Ciampa gets out and rolls him up
for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Tommaso Ciampa
Roode immediately attacks Ciampa from behind before holding him up
for Ziggler to superkick. Ziggler says Ciampa got lucky once, but
tomorrow night he and Bron Breakker will step into the ring with
them. They’ll learn that they’re the dirtiest dawgz in the game.
Replays are shown of Reggie beating Dana Brooke to win the WWE 24/7
Championship. The next week, Brooke pinned him with a kiss to win
the title back.
Reggie and WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke will battle Akira Tozawa
and Tamina next.
Mixed Tag Team Match
WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke and Reggie vs. Tamina and Akira Tozawa
Tamina takes it to Dana Brooke early on. Reggie and Akira Tozawa
come in, and Reggie uses his athleticism to evade Tozawa. Tozawa
grabs Brooke, but she quickly fights him off. Reggie hits him with a
somersault senton for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Dana Brooke and Reggie
After the match, Dana Brooke kisses Reggie. Not to be outdone,
Tamina grabs Tozawa’s face and forcibly kisses him. Tozawa swoons
before chasing after her.
The Street Profits are backstage. They’re pumped up about facing
RK-Bro and tell them to be ready.
The Mysterios make their entrance. They’ll face The Hurt Business
Replays are shown of Logan Paul helping The Miz beat up Rey and
The Miz and Logan Paul will battle Rey and Dominik Mysterio at
WrestleMania on Saturday, April 2.
Rey Mysterio says Logan Paul and The Miz dropped him and his son
last week. They accepted the match at WrestleMania and will give it
back to them. Dominik says they’re focusing on winning tonight and
not that Hollywood mega-dumbass and his fanboy.
The Miz comes out and starts to run down his accolades in WWE and
life. One of his proudest moments was Logan Paul helping him. It’s
two A-listers coming together to dominate. Maybe they can even
become Tag Team Champions. Logan Paul is more man than any other
person in this arena. Paul went the distance with one of the
greatest fighters. With Miz’s help, he’ll become the most famous
superstar in WWE aside from him. The only one that loved beating The
Mysterios down more than Miz was Logan Paul. Miz even heard some
cheers for them beating down The Mysterios. Miz is finally getting
the respect he deserves. A “You suck” chant picks up. The Miz puts a
hand up and says when his hand goes up, their mouths go shut. They
loudly boo him. Miz says they will end The Mysterios at
The Hurt Business comes out.
Tag Team Match
Rey and Dominik Mysterio vs. The Hurt Business (Cedric Alexander and
We join this match in progress. The Hurt Business is taking it to
Rey Mysterio. Rey eventually fights them off and goes to tag his
son, but Alexander stops him. Mysterio takes him out with a
head-scissor into Benjamin. Dominik and Benjamin tag in. Dominik
hits a top rope cross-body block followed by a running hurricanrana.
Benjamin drops him on the apron, but Dominik snaps him off the top
rope. Dominik goes for a slingshot senton, but Benjamin moves.
Dominik quickly comes back with a neckbreaker for a two-count.
Benjamin quickly takes Dominik down for a two-count. Benjamin goes
for something in the corner, but he slips. Dominik quickly comes
back with a DDT for a near fall. Rey sends Alexander out of the ring
and hits a hurricanrana on the floor. Dominik puts Benjamin in the
ropes for a 619, but Benjamin moves. Dominik redirects for a suicide
dive, but Benjamin catches him. Dominik slides off and sends
Benjamin into the ring post. The referee checks on Benjamin, so The
Miz runs in and interferes. Rey chases The Miz out of the arena.
Benjamin rolls Dominik up with a handful of tights for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Hurt Business
RK-Bro is backstage. Randy Orton is fired up about winning back the
Tag Team Championship next week. They’ll battle The Street Profits
Footage is shown of Sasha Banks and Naomi saying they’re the next
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Queen Zelina and Carmella are
backstage. They accept the challenge. Carmella says when they win,
she’ll bring Corey Graves in the ring and put on a show.
Tag Team Match
RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Riddle) vs. The Street Profits (Angelo
Dawkins and Montez Ford)
Angelo Dawkins starts against Riddle. Dawkins takes him down and
tags Montez Ford in. Ford dropkicks Riddle. Dawkins flips Ford onto
Riddle, but Riddle counters into a triangle choke. Orton tags in and
viciously stomps away at Ford. Orton helps Riddle do a Floating Bro,
but Ford gets the knees up. Dawkins tags in and slams Riddle down.
Dawkins punches away at Riddle in the corner. Riddle clotheslines
Dawkins out of the ring and hits a springboard Floating Bro. Ford
punches Orton off the apron before hitting Riddle with a somersault
senton off the apron.
We come back from the break to see Riddle floor Dawkins with a
vicious knee to the face. Orton and Ford tag in. Orton hits a pair
of clotheslines and a snap powerslam. Ford writhes in pain on the
canvas. Orton hits Ford with a draping DDT. Dawkins gets in the ring
and avoids Riddle. Riddle then takes him over the top rope with a
head-scissor. Orton goes for an RKO on Ford, but Ford pushes him off
and hits a wild dropkick. Ford goes to the top rope and hits a
picture-perfect frog splash. Orton goes to put a foot on the bottom
rope, but Dawkins pushes it off. The referee awkwardly counts the
pin. This played like it was an accident.
Winners by Pinfall: The Street Profits
Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Kevin Owens are backstage laughing. Owens
says when they defend their titles at WrestleMania, the best part
will be leaving that hellhole Dallas.
Finn Bálor makes his entrance. The WWE United States Championship
match is next.
Veer Mahaan is coming to WWE Raw soon.
Video: WWE SmackDown recap
WWE United States Champion Damian Priest makes his way to the ring.
Mr. McMahon is backstage with Austin Theory. Theory warns McMahon to
be ready to be jumped just in case McMahon gets wild during
interviews. Theory says he’ll be there. McMahon says it’s not that
kind of show.
Vince McMahon will be on The Pat McAfee Show this Thursday.
WWE United States Championship
Finn Bálor vs. Damian Priest (c)
They lock up, and Priest powers him to the corner. Priest goes for a
scoop slam, but Bálor slides off and applies a side headlock. Priest
quickly lifts Bálor and backs him into the ropes before whipping him
off for a shoulder tackle. Priest chops the chest, sends him to the
ropes, and hits a jumping back elbow. Bálor reverses a whip and
twists at the arm. Priest fights him off and takes him down for a
one-count. Priest applies a chin lock. Bálor powers up and dropkicks
him before stomping away at him. Bálor stomps Priest out of the ring
and hits a somersault senton.
We come back from the break to see Priest slam Bálor for a
two-count. Priest kicks away at Bálor, but Bálor starts to chop and
kick him. Priest quickly claps the ears and smacks him. Bálor rocks
Priest with an overhead kick. Bálor fights at Priest and takes him
down for a double stomp. Bálor chops him in the corner and shoulders
away at him. Priest powers out and lifts him. Bálor slides off and
hits a Sling Blade. Bálor sizes Priest up and connects with a Woo
Dropkick. Bálor goes for a Coup de Gras, but Priest moves. Priest
attacks and goes for a slam, but Bálor rolls him up for a near fall.
Priest responds with a pair of spin kicks and connects with South of
Heaven for a near fall.
Priest gets to his feet and goes for the Reckoning, but Bálor
counters into a falling elbow. Bálor immediately follows up with a
Woo Dropkick and goes to the top rope for the Coup de Gras! It
connects and Bálor covers for the win!
Winner by Pinfall and new WWE United States Champion: Finn Bálor
Finn Bálor celebrates with the WWE United States Championship.
Priest gets in the ring with a microphone. Priest says these people
carried Bálor to win his United States Championship. The crowd boos
Priest. Priest asks Bálor if he hears the motivation and respect.
Priest says he never got that throughout his reign and was
successful in spite of them. Priest says he’ll win that championship
back. All the love and motivation won’t mean a damn thing.
Bálor gets in his face, so Priest turns away. Priest then
clotheslines Bálor down. Priest throws Bálor out of the ring and
follows him out. Priest then hits a Crucifix Bomb onto the
commentary table! Priest walks off to boos from the crowd.
Replays are shown of Edge begging someone to step up to face him at
Edge makes his entrance to a big reception. We’ll find out his
WrestleMania opponent next.
Edge is in the ring and asks the crowd if they want to know who his
WrestleMania opponent is. They roar in approval. No one comes out,
so Edge asks what the hell has happened to this place.
AJ Styles’s music hits, and he comes down to the ring to a big
reception. Styles says, “I accept.” Edge is happy and says he wants
the bulldog in AJ Styles. Edge doesn’t want the guy that was
“playing tag team bitch with Omos.” Styles is not happy with those
Edge goes for a handshake and then attacks Styles! Edge punches him
to the corner, but Styles comes back with an overhead kick. Styles
goes for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Edge avoids it and low blows him.
Styles is down in pain. Edge mounts him and elbows away at his head.
The crowd is booing Edge.
Edge looks psychotic and goes to leave the ring. Edge then goes to
the timekeeper’s area and grabs two chairs. He puts one under
Styles’s head and teases a con-chair-to. Edge thinks better of it
and puts the chair down. Edge looks totally conflicted. Edge then
hits the con-chair-to. The crowd is booing, and Styles isn’t moving.
Edge looks down at the broken AJ Styles, his WrestleMania opponent.
Edge then hits a second con-chair-to as the show ends.