Raw is War
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
March 21, 2022
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We go live into the Allstate Arena to hear the glass shatter for
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s music! The crowd goes absolutely wild.
Out comes Austin to a big pop… only it’s not him! It’s Kevin Owens
dressed as Steve Austin. The crowd loudly boos as Owens, complete
with a bald cap, jean shorts, and knee braces, completes Austin’s
The crowd is absolutely livid. Owens asks Chicago if they’re ready
to see him open up a can of whoop ass on “Stone Cold” at
WrestleMania? If they are, give him a “Hell Yeah!” The crowd boos,
but some do it. Owens says he didn’t hear them. If they’re ready to
see him open up a can of whoop ass on that sorry son-of-a-bitch
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin, then give him a “Hell Yeah!” They boo
louder. Owens says, “What?!”
“Austin” says he’s heard all of the things that Kevin Owens has said
about his home state of Texas, but they’re all true. It got his
attention. When he was invited to be on the biggest KO Show of all
time, he got in his golf cart to respond. “Austin” is going to
WrestleMania and The Kevin Owens Show. A loud “We Want Austin” chant
picks up. “Austin” goes to insult them…
…until “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s music hits. The place goes wild,
but Austin doesn’t come out. Owens laughs and says they’re so
stupid. “Austin” says he needs to start drinking to get some liquid
courage to face Owens at WrestleMania. “Austin” asks for some beer.
A few beers are tossed to him, but he drops all of them. The crowd
laughs. Owens shouts at the stagehand and tells him to get in the
ring and hand him the beer. The stagehand does. As he goes to leave,
Owens hits him with a Stunner. Owens cracks open the beers and pours
them on the stagehand. Owens won’t drink the beer and throws it away
Video: Replays are shown of Kevin Owens defeating Seth “Freakin”
Rollins in the main event of Raw to keep his interview with “Stone
Cold” Steve Austin.
Kevin Patrick is backstage with Seth “Freakin” Rollins. Patrick asks
what his state of mind is now that he’s not going to WrestleMania. A
“Cody” chant picks up. Rollins looks stoic before beginning to
laugh. Rollins takes the microphone and says he’s going to borrow
Rey Mysterio’s music hits, and he makes his way to the ring
alongside his son, Dominik. They’ll be in tag team action against
The Dirty Dawgz next.
Replays are shown of The Mysterios defeating Cedric Alexander and
Shelton Benjamin last week on Raw. The Miz and Logan Paul attacked
them after the match, but The Mysterios got the better of them. They
nearly hit Paul with a double 619. The Mysterios will face Miz and
Logan Paul at WrestleMania Night 1.
Tag Team Match
The Mysterios (Rey and Dominik Mysterio) vs. The Dirty Dawgz (NXT
Champion Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode)
As The Dirty Dawgz make their way to the ring, The Miz follows
behind them. The Miz will be on commentary for this next match.
Dominik Mysterio starts against NXT Champion Dolph Ziggler. Dominik
hooks a side headlock, but Ziggler whips him off. Dominik comes back
with an arm drag before hitting the NXT Champion with a rope-aided
arm drag. Ziggler flies out of the ring. Dominik follows him out,
but Ziggler drives him into the apron. Robert Roode tags in, and The
Dirty Dawgz hit a double-team neckbreaker/powerbomb combo. Rey
Mysterio breaks up the pin. Rey gets Ziggler out of the ring.
Dominik dropkicks Roode out of the ring. The Mysterios then hit The
Dirty Dawgz with stereo suicide dives!
Seth “Freakin” Rollins’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage.
Rollins says the show won’t move another inch until the world hears
what he has to say. Rollins wants a WrestleMania spot and will get a
WrestleMania spot because he is Seth “Freakin” Rollins. Rollins
doesn’t want just any spot. Rollins wants a spot on WrestleMania
that will live forever. The microphone cuts out a few times,
frustrating Rollins. Rollins came for “Stone Cold” Steve Austin last
week, but this week he’s going for even bigger. The microphone shuts
off, so Rollins flips out.
We come back from the break to see Rey knock Ziggler off the middle
rope and hit a flying seated senton. Ziggler tries to stop Rey from
making a tag, but Rey hits an enzuigiri. Roode quickly tags in and
knocks Dominik off the apron. Roode goes after Rey, but Rey hits him
with a tornado DDT.
Dominik tags in, and he floors Roode with a high cross-body block.
Dominik hits a hurricanrana and snaps him off the ropes. Dominik
hits a beautiful Eddie Guerrero-style slingshot senton. Dominik
covers, but Ziggler immediately breaks it up. Dominik quickly slams
Ziggler to get him out of the ring. Rey dives at Ziggler, but
Ziggler moves. Roode hits a Double R Spinebuster on Dominik for a
near fall. Roode goes for a Glorious DDT, but Dominik counters into
a roll-up for a near fall. Dominik hits a drop-toe-hold into the
ropes and connects with a 619. Dominik goes to the top rope and hits
Roode with a Frog Splash for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The Mysterios
Ziggler immediately hits Dominik with a superkick and runs off. Rey
chases after him, but Miz cuts him off and hits a Skull Crushing
Finale on the floor. Miz then rips Rey Mysterio’s mask off! Miz
holds it up in triumph, as Dominik covers his father’s face and
shouts for a towel. Dominik puts a towel over his father’s face. Miz
holds up the mask, takes a sign from a fan celebrating The
Mysterios, and tears it up. Miz goes up the ramp and stares at the
mask while smiling.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins is backstage with WWE Officials Adam Pearce
and Sonya Deville. Rollins says they can shut him up, but he wants
the biggest spot on WrestleMania. Pearce says disrupting the show
and acting like a lunatic won’t work. Deville says they gave him an
opportunity last week, but Rollins failed. Pearce says they need to
calm down because maybe there’s something they can do.
We’ll take a look at what WWE Champion Brock Lesnar did to WWE
Universal Champion Roman Reigns this past Friday on SmackDown, next.
Replays are shown of The Miz ripping Rey Mysterio’s mask off moments
The Miz is backstage talking to Maryse on the phone and holding the
mask. Kevin Patrick asks why he stole the mask. The Miz says Logan
Paul grew up as a fan of Rey Mysterio, but Rey and his son have done
nothing but try to humiliate them. Miz says they will humiliate The
Mysterios at WrestleMania. Miz says this mask is for Logan Paul and
he dares him to wear it next week.
Video Package: Brock Lesnar terrorizes The Bloodline with a forklift
Next week on Raw, WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and WWE Universal
Champion Roman Reigns will both be on the show!
Omos makes his way to the ring.
2-on-1 Handicap Match
Omos vs. Apollo Crews and Commander Azeez
Before the match starts, Crews and Azeez try to surround Omos and
take him down. They get him to ringside, but Omos grabs them by the
throat. They fight out, and Azeez shoves Omos into the ring post.
They get in the ring, and the match begins. Omos crushes both men,
including hitting Azeez with a big scoop slam. Omos holds Crews up
and says this is all his fault. Omos hits him with a two-handed
choke bomb before covering both men for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Omos
Omos says it doesn’t matter how big they are or how many there are.
Omos is undefeated and won’t stop. Anybody that has the balls to
step up to him on Monday Night Raw or WrestleMania will all be
Video Package: Edge viciously attacks AJ Styles with two
AJ Styles makes his way to the ring after a few weeks off. We’ll
hear from him next.
AJ Styles stands in the ring, and the crowd gives him a nice
ovation. Styles says, “Chicago,” and the crowd pops loud for him. An
“AJ Styles” chant picks up. Styles says for the last two weeks, he’s
missed out on this nursing an injury. While recovering from that
injury, he had a lot of time on his hands. Extra time is a dangerous
thing. Styles watched that clip of Edge hitting him with the chair
over and over again. Styles went crazy and didn’t want to be around
anyone, including his wife and kids. Styles just wanted to be alone.
Lo and behold, who pops up on the television but Edge with his mood
lighting and spewing nonsense. Styles doesn’t care. Styles isn’t
here to ask “why” or get answers. Styles is here to kick Edge’s
teeth down his throat.
Edge wanted the pitbull, and he’s getting him at WrestleMania. They
don’t have to wait that long. Edge can come out and get what’s
coming to him. Edge won’t come out, so Styles says Edge is a coward.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins’s music hits, and he dances out to the stage.
Rollins gets in the ring, and a “Cody” chant picks up. Rollins tells
them to simmer down because rumors don’t make moments. Rollins is
living for his WrestleMania moment. Styles tells him to cut the crap
and wants to know what he wants. Rollins says he’s concerned about
Styles’ health and safety. After what Edge did to him, is Styles
emotionally and physically capable of fighting him at WrestleMania?
Rollins tells Styles to go home to his wife and kids, hug them
close, and get to 100% before coming back AFTER WrestleMania. Then
Styles can let him do what he should have done inside Hell in a Cell
and end Edge’s career on the Grandest Stage of Them All.
Styles says as long as he’s able to walk, he’ll be facing Edge at
WrestleMania. Rollins says if for some unfortunate reason Styles
gets taken out, then he can have his spot at WrestleMania. Styles
says he knows Rollins tried to do this to Kevin Owens last week and
asks if that’s the plan this week. Rollins says desperate times call
for desperate measures. Styles says Rollins comes out dressed like
an idiot and is delusional. Styles isn’t just giving up his
opportunity at WrestleMania. Styles is going to do what Rollins
couldn’t: he’s going to destroy Edge and then go back to Rollins.
WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville come out to the stage.
Pearce says Rollins has been wanting a WrestleMania moment. They
decided Rollins will get one last chance. If Seth Rollins can defeat
AJ Styles tonight, he’ll replace Styles at WrestleMania. Rollins
celebrates, and Styles is speechless. Styles then attacks Rollins,
so Rollins runs off.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Queen Zelina and Carmella are
backstage. Carmella has her head in her phone. Zelina says Carmella
is not focused two weeks out of WrestleMania. Carmella says she is
focused. Zelina says all she cares about is her wedding and show.
Zelina takes the phone and tosses it. Carmella calls her a Hobbit
and slaps her. The Women’s Tag Team Champions brawl backstage.
Liv Morgan and Rhea Ripley make their entrance. They’ll be in action
against Natalya and Shayna Baszler, next.
AJ Styles is backstage with WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya
Deville. Styles is furious over possibly losing his WrestleMania
spot, but says he’ll be victorious.
Tonight’s main event will be Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. AJ Styles.
Tag Team Match
Liv Morgan and Rhea Ripley vs. Natalya and Shayna Baszler
Rhea Ripley starts against Shayna Baszler. Ripley takes her down
with some waistlocks. Liv Morgan and Natalya tag in. Morgan takes it
to Natalya before Natalya takes her down. Carmella runs down and
comes up to Corey Graves to check on her face. Baszler and Natalya
eventually hit Morgan with a Hart Attack for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Natalya and Shayna Baszler
Queen Zelina and Carmella attack the two tag teams and reconcile in
Footage is shown of Becky Lynch viciously attacking Bianca Belair
last week, causing a broken hyoid bone.
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring holding a
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch is sitting on the chair in the
ring. Lynch asks what does it profit a man to get the world and lose
his soul? Lynch talks about first facing Bianca Belair at
SummerSlam, but it was 15 long months that she went without holding
the title. It’s not because anyone beat her for it; she was forced
to give it up. Nothing could be more painful or agonizing. She knew
she’d have to do whatever it took to get back her precious. What
does it profit a man? It profits him this title. It’s the only thing
that matters inside these ropes. Lynch is power and glory. She is
the prize at the top of the mountain.
This is her world. When she came back and they chose Bianca Belair
over her, that’s when she knew she’d sell her soul to keep this.
Belair doesn’t have what it takes to beat her. Belair can whip her
with her hair and crush her throat, but she’ll crush hers worse.
Belair didn’t mean to damage her, but she meant it. Lynch says it’s
a throat for a throat. This week she said she’d come for Belair’s
hair, but Belair isn’t here. If Lynch takes the thing that means the
most to her, she’ll take Belair’s soul. Belair doesn’t want to lose
her soul. Lynch already sold her soul and would do it every day and
twice on Mondays to keep the title on her shoulder. Lynch has a
question for Belair: What does it profit a man to gain the world and
lose his soul? She’ll show Belair and the rest of the world at
WrestleMania if Belair makes it.
Replays are shown of Austin Theory attacking Pat McAfee on SmackDown
and then McAfee having to apologize to him.
Austin Theory is taking selfies backstage when Sarah Schreiber asks
for a reaction to McAfee’s insincere apology. Theory says McAfee is
a dumb jock, but he apologized and didn’t lose his job. McAfee had a
great NFL career, but he has no business stepping into the ring with
him. Theory will beat McAfee at WrestleMania. If he talks to his
mentor, Mr. McMahon, McAfee won’t even have a job as a commentator.
She asks about his upcoming match. Theory says he’s beaten Bálor so
much that he’s running out of storage for the selfies. He’ll take
him down again.
Austin Theory makes his entrance. He’ll face WWE United States
Champion Finn Bálor in a non-title match, next.
Veer Mahaan is coming to Raw on April 4.
Austin Theory vs. WWE United States Champion Finn Bálor
Before the match begins, Pat McAfee comes out to be the guest
commentator. Theory is infuriated. Bálor quickly takes it to Theory
and knocks him out of the ring. McAfee motions that Theory sucks,
and Bálor dropkicks Theory into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Theory applying a waistlock to
Bálor. McAfee gets up from commentary and roots Bálor on. Bálor
fights up, but Theory sends him to the corner. Bálor boots him back
and hits a Sling Blade. Bálor hits a flying forearm and a double
stomp. Bálor chops the chest and tries to whip him, but Theory
throws him out of the ring. Theory bounces Bálor off the commentary
table, but Bálor fights back and bounces him off the table. Bálor
gets Theory in the ring and hits a Sling Blade. Bálor dropkicks
Theory into the corner and goes for the Coup de Grace, but Theory
moves. Theory rolls him up for a near fall. Theory elbows Bálor down
and punches away at him.
McAfee gets on the apron and shouts at Theory. Theory shakes it off
and goes for an ATL on Bálor, but Bálor blocks it. Theory fights
back and hits a fisherman’s buster on his knee for a near fall.
Theory gets on the apron, so McAfee distracts him a few times.
Theory goes for a rolling thunder clothesline, but Bálor counters
with a small package for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: WWE United States Champion Finn Bálor
Bálor and McAfee celebrate on the ramp, as Theory seethes in the
Replays are shown of Alpha Academy attacking Raw Tag Team Champions
RK-Bro and The Street Profits last week on WWE Raw. We’ll have a
triple threat tag match for the titles at WrestleMania.
Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro make their way to the ring.
Alpha Academy comes out. Chad Gable shushes the crowd and talks
about the crime rate in Chicago. RK-Bro committed criminal activity
when they accepted a tag team match against a team that wasn’t them.
Luckily, justice was served. Gable puts Otis over and kisses him on
the cheek. Gable says they will prevail tonight and make
WrestleMania stupendous when they leave as the Raw Tag Team
Champions. “A-thank youuu!”
Non-Title Tag Team Match
Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Riddle) vs. Alpha
Academy (Chad Gable and Otis)
Chad Gable starts against Randy Orton. They lock up, and Gable
wrenches the arm. Orton takes Gable down and tags Riddle in before
flipping Riddle onto Gable. Gable fights back and tags Otis in. Otis
attacks Riddle and tags Gable back in. Riddle fights back at Gable
and hits an exploder. Riddle goes to the apron, but Gable sweeps his
feet. Otis then crushes Riddle with a shoulder block at ringside.
We come back from the break to see Riddle take Gable down and knock
Otis off the apron before tagging Orton in. Orton runs wild on Gable
and hits a snap powerslam. Orton goes for a hanging DDT, but Otis
breaks it up. Orton knocks Otis away, so Gable snaps him off the top
rope. Orton fights back and hits a hanging DDT on Gable. Orton goes
for an RKO, but Gable shoves him off. Riddle blind tags in. Gable
hits Orton with a German Suplex and clotheslines him over the top
Riddle runs in and attacks Gable before hitting Bro Derek for the
Winners by Pinfall: Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro
Otis immediately attacks Riddle after the match, and Orton is sent
into the barricade. Otis goes to avalanche Riddle, but The Street
Profits push him over the top rope. They then hit Gable with a scary
lifting DDT. The Street Profits then attack Riddle and celebrate.
Footage is shown of Dana Brooke escaping with the WWE 24/7
Championship in a digital exclusive last week.
WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke and Reggie will face Tamina and Akira
Tozawa in an Intergender Tornado Tag.
Gable Steveson became a back-to-back NCAA Champion over the weekend.
Intergender Tornado Tag Match
WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke and Reggie vs. Akira Tozawa and Tamina
Reggie puts Dana Brooke on his shoulders, and Tamina puts Tozawa on
hers. They get into a chicken fight. Tamina and Tozawa are
eventually sandwiched in the corner, and Tamina falls face-first
into his crotch. Dana Brooke and Reggie get the win.
Winners by Pinfall: WWE 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke and Reggie
Replays are shown of Kevin Owens trolling the crowd as “Stone Cold”
Steve Austin earlier tonight.
AJ Styles makes his entrance. He’ll face Seth “Freakin” Rollins. If
Rollins is victorious, he’ll face Edge instead of Styles at
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns
will be on Raw next week, days before their WrestleMania encounter.
The Street Profits will battle Alpha Academy. We’ll also see Rhea
Ripley, Liv Morgan, Sasha Banks, and Naomi team to face WWE Women’s
Tag Team Champions Queen Zelina and Carmella with Natalya and Shayna
Baszler. Finally, Rey Mysterio will battle The Miz.
AJ Styles vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins
If Seth “Freakin” Rollins wins, he will face Edge at WrestleMania
instead of AJ Styles.
They take their time approaching each other. Eventually, they hit
the ropes, and Rollins takes him down with a Sling Blade. Rollins
goes for a Pedigree, but Styles counters with a back body drop.
Styles goes for an avalanche, but Rollins moves. Rollins charges,
but Styles gives him a back body drop out of the ring. Rollins’ face
smacks off the apron on the way down. Styles then hits a forearm
We come back from the break to see Rollins applying a neck vice to
Styles. During the break, Rollins snapped the barely recovered neck
of Styles off the ropes. Styles fights out of the neck vice and
attacks Rollins’ leg. Styles connects with a dragon screw, and
Rollins writhes around in pain. Styles attacks him in the corner and
backs up. Styles charges, but Rollins moves and Styles viciously
whiplashes off the turnbuckles! Styles rolls out of the ring, and
the referee begins to count him out. Styles gets back in at the
count of nine.
Rollins hits a neckbreaker for a near fall. Rollins is looking
desperate. Rollins puts Styles in the tree of woe and hits a
dropkick to the face for a near fall. The WrestleMania sign hangs
ominously in the rafters as Rollins looks at it. Styles fights back
at Rollins and goes for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Rollins hits the
ropes to knock him to the floor. Rollins hits Styles with a suicide
dive that drives Styles into the commentary table.
Back from the final break of the evening, Rollins takes Styles down
and tells him to go home to be with his family. Rollins slaps him a
few times and screams that he needs this match. Styles slaps back at
him before laying in some punches. Rollins forearms back at him, but
Styles crushes him with a strike combo. Styles hits a low forearm to
the face, and Rollins gets up in the corner. Styles hits a corner
clothesline followed by an ushigoroshi for a near fall.
Rollins fights back with a jackknife pin for a two-count. Styles
hits a sit-out facebuster for a near fall. Styles sets up for a
Styles Clash, but Rollins impressively escapes it. Rollins hits a
rolling elbow followed by a falcon arrow for a near fall. Rollins
goes for a Stomp, but Styles counters into a powerbomb attempt.
Rollins counters into a roll-up for a two-count. They trade pins
before Rollins goes for a Buckle Bomb. Styles gets out of it and
hits a suplex on Rollins into the corner!
Styles heads to the top rope, but Rollins cuts him off. Rollins goes
for a superplex, but Styles punches him off. Rollins scales the
ropes, but Styles slides out before hitting a torture rack bomb for
a near fall! Styles takes a moment to recover before going for a
Phenomenal Forearm. Rollins superkicks him out of midair and hits a
Buckle Bomb! Rollins goes to the top rope for a Frog Splash, but
Styles gets the knees up!
Styles goes for a Phenomenal Forearm once again, but Edge hits him
in the spine with a chair! The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: AJ Styles
Edge hits Styles with the chair a second time. Rollins flips out as
yet another road to WrestleMania has been shut down.
Rollins flips out and clears the commentary table. Rollins says,
“This is bullshit!” Next week, Monday Night Raw will not happen
unless he gets his WrestleMania moment. A “Cody” chant fires up as
Rollins continues to rip the ringside area apart. Rollins tips over
the commentary table and rips apart an LED ring post. Rollins looks
desperately at the WrestleMania sign as the show comes to an end.