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WWE Raw kicks off with Becky Lynch walking down to the ring.
May 30, 2022
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WWE Raw kicks off with Becky Lynch walking down to the ring. She
welcomes everyone to the big time, to Monday Night Raw! Lynch says
it has been a while since she came out and welcomed everyone because
truth be told, she didn’t feel up for it without her title. She did
not feel liek coming out and pretending like everything is ok while
so many of them prayed for her downfall.
Becky says many wish that she would never get her hands on that
title. But she does what she wants and she is pretty fueled up. She
says some people collect stamps but she collects enemies and she
will keep collecting them as she is up to the top. She says she will
regain her title at Hell in a Cell.
Lynch says the odds are stacked against her but they always have
been and that never stopped her before. She defies the odds but
right now, she wants to go back to the 2020 Money in the Bank. We
see Asuka standing on top of the ladder with a contract. She earned
her way to the top and that is why when Becky went off to create
life like the God she is, she generously gave Aska the greatest gift
of her career. She handed her the title. She says she had a plan
that Asuka would hold the title until she got back and she would
come back and beat her. But what she realizes now is she created a
selfish, entitled monster by handing Asuka that title. Asuka’s music
Asuka says Becky is still big time baby.. Asuka speaks in Japanese
and she says no one is ready for Asuka. Not Bianca, not Becky
because at Hell in a Cell, she is ready to be the new Raw women’s
Becky tells her that is not how it is going to work. Out comes
Bianca Belair to the ring. Bianca says both of them need to stop
because they are saying too much. She is not complaining that she
has to defend her title at Hell in a Cell and not even in a one on
one match. She doesn’t even have to get pnned in order to lose her
title. But unlike the two of them, she likes to do her talking in
Bianca says she respects Asuka but in the match tonight, she will
have a lot to say. And as for Becky, she cannot wait to give her a
piece of her mind at Hell in a Cell. Because she doesn’t care what
her odds are, the only percentage she is sure of is that the title
is not going anywhere. And if she has to, she will 100% drop Becky
just like she did at WrestleMania. Becky with a right hand on Bianca
and Asuka with right hands on Becky. Bianca pulls Asuka away as
Asuka pulls Bianca away. They argue and Becky with a right hand on
Asuka. Bianca goes for the KOD on Becky but Becky lands on the ring
apron. Asuka hits her with the hip attack.
Asuka vs. Bianca Belair
The bell rings and we are under way. Becky Lynch is on commentary.
Bianca with a headlock take down. Asuka with a scissor lock as she
got out of it. Bianca with a shoulder block. Asuka back up and a
kick by Asuka onto Bianca. She goes to throw Bianca but Bianca lands
on her feet. A dropkick by Bianca. Bianca throws Asuka across the
ring. Bianca runs towards Asuka but Asuka trips her and Bianca falls
face first into the turnbuckle. Asuka with a waistlock but Bianca
with a back elbow.
Bianca with a sulex. She goes for another suplex but Asuka lands on
her feet and she gets Bianca in an ankle lock. Bianca gets out of it
and gets to her feet. Asuka with a headlock but Bianca reverses it
into a suplex. Bianca with a moon sault. She goes for the cover but
Asuka kicks out. Bianca lifts Asuka up as both women fall to the
outside of the ring.
Back from commercial, Asuka with a clothesline on Bianca but Bianca
stays on her feet. Asuka with kicks and punshes followed by a German
suplex. Asuka with the hip attack. She goes for the cover but Bianca
kicks out. Asuka gets on the top rope and is distracted by Becky.
Bianca with a right hand on Asuke as she climbs the second rope. She
is pushed off the second rope and Asuka hits her with a drop kick.
Asuka goes for the cover but Bianca kicks out. Bianca on the ring
apron as she slams Asuka face first into the turnbuckle. Bianca gets
back in the ring. She goes for the KOD but Asuka with elbow to the
Asuka lands in pain on her left foot. She rolls to the outside of
the ring. Bianca throws Asuka back in the ring. She is distracted by
Becky and gets back in the ring. Asuka with a knee to the face. She
goes for the cover but Becky kicks out. Asuka with a right hand as
she goes for the Asuka lock but Bianca gets out of it. Bianca slams
Asuka face first onto the mat. She goes for a moon sault but Asuka
moves out of the way. Asuka goes for the cover but Bianca reverses
it into the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Bianca Belair
Becky Lynch gets in the ring and hits Bianca with the Manhandle
Rey and Dominik Mysterio and Ezekiel vs. Kevin Owens and The Alpha
The bell rings and we are under way. Rey is in the ring with Gable
and Gable with a leg take down. A head lock by Gable as he runs to
the ropes and a shoulder block on Mysterio.
Gable grabs Rey but Rey with an acrobatic take down. Dominik is
tagged in but an overhead belly to belly by Gable. He goes for the
cover but Dominik kicks out. Forearms by Dominik as he jumps off the
top rope and he takes Gable down to the outside. Owens gets in the
ring as he is thrown to the outside. Otis gets in the ring but in
comes Ezekiel and Rey as they dropkick Otis to the outside. Dominik
is on the second rope celebrating and Gable pushes Dominik to the
outside of the ring.
Back from commercial, Owens with the sharpshooter on Dominik. Rey
gets in the ring and hits Owens with a dropkick. Otis is tagged in
and a splash on Dominik. Otis climbs the second rope, he goes for
the splash but Dominik. moves out of the way. Gable is tagged in and
as is Ezekiel in the match. Ezekiel with right hands. In comes Owens
and Ezekiel with a knee to the face.
Ezekiel with a splash on Gable and a splash on Owens in the corner.
Ezekiel lifts Gable up on his shoulders and a powerbomb. He goes for
the cover but Otis breaks it up. Dominik. on the top rope and a
cross body but Otis catches him. Rey with a sit down senton onto
Otis. Owens throws Dominik. to the outside of the ring. Rey trips
Owens and goes for the 619 but Owens moves. Owens goes for the super
kick on Rey but Rey ducks and he hits Gable. Ezekiel throws Owens to
the outside. Rey and Dominik. with a double 619 on Gable. Ezekiel
with a vertical spinning suplex on Gable. He goes for the cover and
gets the pin.
Winners: The Mysterios and Ezekiel
Cody Rhodes makes his way down to the ring. He says he has always
been a fan of Seth Rollins. From the first time you see Seth, you
can see his potential. One of his teachers in NXT saw the same
potential and that was the man who raised him. The fans chant
“Dusty”. Cody says he told him all about the special ingredients
that Seth had, things that would make him a generational talent. And
Seth lives up to the hype.
He says imagine you are him and you get a second chance at
WrestleMania against Seth Rollins. He says he was nervous. He was
very nervous because everything he had done, everywhere he had gone
to, he could not return here with a loss. And he didn’t. They ran it
back at WrestleMania Backlash and it was the same outcome both
times. And it has driven Seth mad. Jealousy leads men to desparate
measures. He says Seth is an egomaniac and he wants everything to
himself. And that is what makes Seth so dangerous.
Cody says Sunday at Hell in a Cell, he is walking into the biggest
challenge of his entire career. And he needs Seth to know and hear
him, to feel what he is going to say next. All the respect that he
has for him and every ounce of his self control will be locked
outside of Hell in a Cell. He is going to be locked inside with a
man who wants to hurt him.
Seth’s music hits as we hear his laugh. He is in between the WWE
universe. He tells Cody that he can talk about Seth’s motivation but
he will make it very easy for Cody to understand. It is simple. Seth
doesn’t like him. He doesn’t like him and he does not want him
there. He tried to accept this new version of Cody but every week
the pandering got worse and worse. And the Cody chants got louder
and louder. And now all he hears in his sleep is Cody. And he cannot
stand it any longer.
Rollins says Cody left WWE six years ago because he was not good
enough. And every single day that he was gone, he and his little
friends tried to tear down what he was building. And when that
didn’t work, he came running back. The prodigal son returns home to
fulfill his family legacy. Not on his watch says Seth. He says he
does not get to be the conquering hero in his kingdom. You don’t get
to take a sledgehammer to the throne, come back and try to take that
throne from him.
Seth says he does not like him. He does not want him here and in six
days inside Hell in a Cell, he is going to prey on his insecurities.
He is not just going to change him but he is going to end him. And
they will finally wake up from this American Nightmare.
Cody says he is curious. What is stopping Cody. Three ropes and the
barricade. What is stopping them. Why are they waiting. The time for
talk is over. Cody tells him to talk to him with his actions. Seth
starts walking down the steps. He is about to jump the barricade and
laughs. He tells Cody he will see him Sunday.
Seth walks away as Cody jumps the barricade. Both men fight in
between the fans. Cody with right hands and Seth with right hands.
Cody spears Seth through the barricade. WWE officials break it up.
Seth jumps through them and right hands onto Cody as WWE break it up
Alexa Bliss vs. Doudrop with Nikki A.S.H
The bell rings and we are under way. A clothesline by Doudrop. She
slams Alexa in thto the corner and a big splash. A head lock by
Doudrop followed by a clothesline. She goes for the cover but Alexa
kicks out. A right hand by Doudrop.
Alexa with a right hand but a headbutt by Doudrop. A headlock by
Doudrop but Alexa with a right hand. Alexa with a hurricanrana
followed by a dropkick. Alexa with kicks to the face. She runs to
the ropes but Doudrop catches her and slams her into the nat. She
goes for a splash but Alexa moves out of the way. Alexa runs towards
Doudrop but Doudrop with a shoulder block. Doudrop climbs the second
rope, she goes for a splash but Alexa moves out of the way. Alexa
climbs the top rope but Nikki gets on the ring apron. Alexa kicks
her down. Alexa with the Twisted Bliss. She goes for the cover and
gets the pin.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
Miz TV with the Miz
Miz welcomes everyone to Miz TV. As he is promoting Miz and Mrs, out
come the Street Profits. Ford welcomes everyone to Raw as he
introduces themselves. Ford asks Dawkins what he is looking forward
to at Hell in a Cell. Dawkins says Seth and Rollins. He asks Miz if
he knows Cody since Cody defeated him last week. Ford says he is
ready for the Raw women’s championship when Bianca Belair will once
more bring the gold home.
Ford says their mothers taught them better. They came out to speak
to the crowd. Ford says Miz is a leader, a monarch, an inspiration.
And they should ask Mike on Miz TV, what he thinks about Hell in a
Cell. Miz thans them. As he is about to speak, the Street Profits
say it doesn’t matter what he thinks.
Dawkins says he has been there for so long and he still falls for
the line. The Miz raises his arm as Dawkins high fives him. Miz
raises his hand again as Dawkins asks him if he has a question. Miz
argues with them as Dana Brooke runs into the ring. Tozawa grabs the
24/7 title from her. In come more WWE superstars. T-Bar, R-Truth,
Tamina and Apollo Crews are all in the ring. Dawkins with a right
hand on Apollo. Tamina with a Samoan drop on Dana. She goes for the
cover and gets the pin.
New WWE 24/7 champion, Tamina
Tozawa rolls Tamina up and gets the pin.
Winner: New WWE 24/7 champion, Tozawa
Mustafa Ali vs. Ciampa – If Ali wins, he earns a future WWE United
States championship match
The bell rings and we are under way. Theory is on commentary. A chop
to the chest by Ali. Ciampa to the ropes and Ciampa with a shoulder
block. Ali on his feet and Ciampa with a knee to the face. He goes
for the cover but Ali kicks out. A chin lock by Ciampa in the middle
of the ring. Ali gets out of it but Ciampa with a clothesline.
Ciampa climbs the second rope and hits him with an elbow. He goes
for the cover but Ali kicks out. Ciampa goes for a clothesline but
Ali moves out of the way and he hits Ciampa with a clothesline. A
boot to the face by Ali and Ciampa to the outside. Ali with a
suicide dive. Ali climbs the top rope as Theory trips him up.
Winner: By disqualification, Ali
Theory throws Ali into the ring steps after the match. Theory tells
him they’ll have their United States title match right now.
WWE United States Championship – Theory (c) vs. Ali
Back from commercial, Theory slams Ali face first into the
turnbuckle. Ali kicks Theory away and hits him with a jumping DDT.
Ali climbs the second rope but Theory hits him with the A-Town. He
goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Theory
Adam Pearce walks down and tells Theory that while Mr. McMahon
appreciated what he did, at Hell in a Cell, it will be Theory
against Ali in a United States Championship match.
We cut backstage and Riddle says he is going to get his vengeance.
And while Orton is not there now, the bro did not come to the show
alone. In comes Nakamura.
Championship Contenders Match – The Usos vs. Nakamura and Riddle
The bell rings and we are under way. Riddle is in the ring with
Jimmy. Riddle with a gutwrench suplex. Nakamura is tagged in and
they double team Jimmy. Nakamura goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks
out. A headlock by Nakamura as Jey is tagged in. Nakamura with knees
followed by sliding kicks to the face. Riddle is tagged back in as
they double team Jey. Riddle with a fisherman’s suplex. He goes for
the cover but Jey kicks out. Riddle with an arm bar but Jey catches
him and Jimmy is tagged in. Jey with a Samoan drop. Jimmy goes for
the cover but Riddle kicks out. Jey is tagged in. They slam Riddle
into the turnbuckle. Jimmy is tagged back in. A right hand by Jimmy.
He goes for a splash but Riddle moves out of the way. Jey gets in
the ring as Riddle throws him to the outside. Nakamura is tagged in.
Nakamura with a drop kick.
Nakamura with kicks onto Jimmy. He places Jimmy on the second rope
and a release Germany suplex. Nakamura climbs the second rope and a
flying knee to the face. He goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out.
Jey gets on the ring apron as Nakamura kicks him. Jimmy with a super
kick. Jey is tagged in. He hits Nakamura with the Uso splash. He
goes for the cover but Riddle breaks it up.
Back from commercial, Riddle with a kick onto Jey. A forearm to the
face by Riddle. A suplex onto Jey. He places Jey on the second rope
and goes for the DDT as Nakamura tags himself in. Jey with a
backdrop. Jey runs to the ropes and Nakamura hits him with the
Kinshasa. He goes for the cover but Jimmy breaks it up. Nakamura
with kick to Jey and Riddle is tagged in. Jimmy with a superkick on
Nakamura. Riddle with a kick on Jey. He places him on the second
rope and hits him with the DDT. Riddle goes for the RKO but Jey hits
him with the super kick. Jimmy hits Riddle with his scooter as the
referee calls for the bell.
Winners: By disqualification, Shinsuke Nakamura and Riddle
Nakamura hits Jimmy after the match. The Usos climb the top rope as
Riddle kicks Jimmy down. He runs to Jey and hits him with an RKO off
the top rope.
Kevin is backstage with Ali as Ali tells him he is hurting but all
this pain he is feeling, he will make sure it is worth it. He has
been through hell and back to earn this opportunity. He doesn’t stay
down, he gets back up. And at Hell in a Cell, he won’t stay down. He
is walking out of his home town of Chicago as the new United States
Champion. Theory hits him from behind and takes a selfie.
Rhea Ripley vs. Liv Morgan
The bell rings and we are under way. Rhea throws Liv onto the mat.
She lifts Liv up but Liv gets on Rhea’s back. Rhea slams Liv in the
corner. Rhea falls onto the mat with Liv on her back. She goes for
the cover but Liv kicks out. Rhea with kicks onto Liv. She rolls to
the outside and gets Rhea’s shoulders but Rhea throws her into the
Back from commercial, AJ Styles and Priest are at ringside. Rhea
throws Liv down. Liv gets up and Rhea with a clothesline. Rhea runs
towards Liv but Liv moves out of the way and Rhea to the corner onto
the outside. Liv with a splash off the top rope onto Rhea on the
outside. Rhea is back in the ring. Liv goes for the Oblivion but
Priest golds onto Rhea and Liv falls to the mat. AJ Stles with a
right hand onto Priest. Rhea goes for the Riptide but Liv lands on
her feet and hits her with the Backstabber. She goes for the cover
and gets the pin.
Winner: Liv Morgan
Priest with a right hand on AJ Styles. He gets in the ring and walks
towards Liv but out comes Finn Balor who takes Priest out. Rhea
stands up and Liv is on the top rope and she hits her with a
dropkick. Priest is back up and AJ with the Phenomenal Forearm.
Balor with the Coup de Grace.
Contract signing – MVP, Omos and Bobby Lashley
Adam Pearce is in the ring with Bobby Lashley, Omos and MVP. All
three men sit down as MVP tells Lashley it should not have come to
this. He did everything for him. He got him things he didn’t even
know he wanted. But at Hell in a Cell, he will receive a brutal
beating that he and Omos will put on him. He says the Almighty Era
exists because of him and it’s nothing without him. And it is
fitting that at Hell in a Cell, it comes to an end once and for all.
Lashley tells him that’s a wonderful story. But he never needed him.
He says MVP was a leetch who needed him to stay relevant. MVP tells
him to sign the contract. Lashley says he considered him a friend.
MVP says he considered him a brother. Lashley says even if this
contract says a handicap match, this is just his opportunity to send
both of them to hell. Lashley signs the contract. All three men sign
Pearce says it is official. MVP says no one wants to wait for Hell
in a Cell. All three men stand up. Lashley throws the table to the
outside as security gets in the ring. Omos and Lashley throw the
security to the outside of the ring.
Cedrik Alexander with a chopblock on Lashley. Omos goes for a splash
but Lashley moves out of the way. Lashley slams Alexander onto the
mat. Omos with a big boot onto Lashley. MVP with right hands.
Otmos grabs a table and places it in the corner. He lifts Lashley up
but Lashley lands on his feet. Lashley spears Omos through the