WWE Raw Results
February 21, 2022
Columbia, South Carolina (Colonial Life Arena)
Commentary: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show, highlighting what happened at WWE Elimination Chamber this past Saturday. Bianca Belair will face Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch on the Raw side of things. Bobby Lashley was injured early in the Elimination Chamber and was taken out. Brock Lesnar became the new WWE Champion and will face WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in a Winner Take All Match at WrestleMania.
We go live into the Colonial Life Arena, and the Raw commentators welcome us to the show.
WWE Champion Brock Lesnar comes out to a huge ovation. Lesnar celebrates and poses all around ringside. Lesnar is dressed in full cowboy gear. A “Suplex City” chant fires up. Lesnar says it is good to be here and takes off his sweater. Lesnar gets another “Suplex City” chant going. “Your new WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World is in South Carolina,” Lesnar says.
“Ladies and gentlemen…”
Paul Heyman comes out to the stage laughing, and Lesnar does not look happy. The Special Counsel to the WWE Universal Champion is here. Lesnar warns Heyman not to come any closer to the ring. A “You Suck” chant picks up toward Heyman. Heyman says, “The Special Counsel for the Tribal Chief does not suck.” Speaking of which, Heyman wants to say that he is the Special Counsel for the only real Heavyweight Champion in WWE, the “Tribal Chief” Roman Reigns. Heyman is not here to be disrespectful to Lesnar. Heyman is here out of love for their 20-year friendship and partnership. Lesnar is so myopic about his WrestleMania match where it’s title vs. title and Winner Take All. There’s a roadblock in that farm boy’s way. Lesnar may not make it to WrestleMania as the WWE Titleholder. For 20 years, Heyman took care of the small details for Lesnar. On Saturday, March 5, Lesnar has to defend the WWE Championship at Madison Square Garden. He won’t make it to WrestleMania as the WWE Champion.
Lesnar says he can still appreciate Heyman even though he’s such a dick. Heyman wants to get something straight, but Lesnar cuts him off. Lesnar thanks Heyman for telling him where he’s supposed to be when he already knows it. Heyman asks if Lesnar knows he has to defend the WWE Championship against Bobby Lashley. If Lashley doesn’t pass concussion protocol, Heyman will take care of Lesnar and give a title match worthy of the World’s Most Famous Arena.
Lesnar says he’s doing just fine without Paul Heyman. Lesnar says he knows where Heyman is going to be on Friday night. He’ll be in a ring in Hershey, Pennsylvania, standing next to his little tribal chief demanding acknowledgment. Lesnar asks if Heyman knows where he’s going to be on Friday night. Heyman asks if he’ll be in Saskatchewan. Lesnar says he’ll be at SmackDown introducing them to the new reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World, Brock Lesnar!
Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Kevin Owens are talking backstage when they become irritated by the presence of Kevin Patrick. Patrick asks them about their unclear path to WrestleMania. Owens says they have a path. They are the best tag team on Raw. Owens says they beat RK-Bro two weeks ago. Last week, Seth “Freakin” Rollins beat Randy Orton. Owens says they went to management, and tonight when they win the tag team match, they will be added to the Raw Tag Team Championship in just two weeks. Rollins says that they’ll be Raw Tag Team Champions when they win that match. Owens says the WrestleMania possibilities will be endless. Maybe they’ll challenge The Usos in a Winner Take All match at WrestleMania. Owens says WrestleMania will be stupendous because of them. The idea of him going to WrestleMania with his best friend is so good it’ll make it bearable that WrestleMania is in that hellhole called Dallas, Texas.
The Street Profits will battle Raw Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy in a non-title match next.
Tag Team Match – Non-Title
The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) vs. Raw Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis)
Chad Gable locks up with Angelo Dawkins. Gable whips him off, and Dawkins shoulder blocks him down. Dawkins goes into the ropes, but Gable takes him down. Dawkins hits the ropes, cartwheels away from a monkey flip, and hits Gable with an arm drag. Montez Ford tags in and dropkicks Gable down for a two-count. Gable knocks him back and tags Otis in. Otis takes Ford down before sending him into the ropes for a body shot. Otis connects with a scoop slam. Gable knocks Dawkins off the apron. Ford sends Gable over the top rope, but Otis catches him. They pull Ford out of the ring, so Dawkins hits a somersault senton on them!
We come back from the break to see Otis taking it to Ford. Gable tags in. Ford goes for a dive, but Gable counters into a northern lights suplex for a two-count. After a few moments, Ford gets away from Gable and tags Dawkins in. Dawkins runs wild on Gable and Otis, hitting some back elbows and avalanches. Ford tags in, and The Street Profits hit Gable with a double-team powerbomb/blockbuster combination. Ford covers, but Otis breaks it up. Otis takes Dawkins and wildly sends him into the barricade.
Gable tags Otis in, and Otis goes for Ford. Ford makes a comeback with some kicks and lifts Otis up! Otis’ weight is too much, and Ford falls back. Gable grabs Ford’s foot to keep him from kicking out.
Winners by Pinfall: Raw Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy
Tommaso Ciampa is backstage. Kevin Patrick asks him about facing The Dirty Dawgz tonight and if there is any added pressure being an NXT Superstar on Raw. Ciampa says he has some great backup tonight. Finn Bálor walks up. While Raw may be his new home, Bálor will never forget where he came from.
Finn Bálor makes his entrance. He’ll team with Tommaso Ciampa to face the Dirty Dawgz next.
Footage is shown of Tommaso Ciampa and Dolph Ziggler brawling this past Tuesday on NXT 2.0. Tomorrow night, Ziggler and Ciampa will fight on NXT 2.0.
Tag Team Match
Finn Bálor and Tommaso Ciampa vs. The Dirty Dawgz (Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode)
Tommaso Ciampa starts against Robert Roode. Ciampa takes Roode down and applies a side headlock. Roode fights up and powers Ciampa to his corner. Dolph Ziggler tags in and punches Ciampa before raking the eyes. Ziggler talks trash, but Ciampa fights back and connects with a knife-edge chop. Ciampa floors him with a big clothesline. Bálor tags himself in, and Ciampa knees Ziggler out of the ring. Roode is also knocked to ringside. Bálor hits The Dirty Dawgz with a somersault senton.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler dancing around Ciampa and peppering him with kicks. Ciampa gets to his feet and chops Ziggler. Ziggler quickly kicks him in the knee and tags Roode in. Roode and Ziggler take Ciampa down. Roode digs his boot into Ciampa’s face and tags Ziggler back in. Roode chokes Ciampa on the ropes and backs away. Ziggler applies a front facelock to Ciampa. Ziggler kicks him in the midsection as Ciampa tries to fight up. Ciampa gets out of a neckbreaker and clotheslines Ziggler down.
Bálor and Roode tag in. Bálor hits a back elbow but has a whip reversed. Bálor takes Roode down and hits a double stomp to the midsection. Bálor chops the chest, but Roode comes back with a kick to the midsection. Bálor connects with a falling elbow and covers, but Ziggler breaks it up. Ciampa grabs Ziggler, but Ziggler sends him out of the ring. Bálor clothesline Ziggler out of the ring and turns into a Double-R Spinebuster. Roode covers, but only picks up a near fall. Roode is looking frustrated. Roode goes for a fisherman’s suplex, but Bálor gets out and hits a Sling Blade. Ciampa tags in, but Roode elbows him back. Roode comes off the second rope, but Ciampa knees him in the face. Ciampa goes for the Fairy Tale Ending, but Roode counters with a back body drop. Ciampa follows through and hits a sunset flip for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Finn Bálor and Tommaso Ciampa
The commentators talk about the big WrestleMania matches that are on the books so far, including a Winner Take All match with WWE Champion Brock Lesnar and WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns.
The Miz makes his entrance. He’ll host Miz TV next.
The Miz is in the ring for Miz TV. The Miz says the people wish they could have his life and his wife, but they cannot. Since they cannot be him, they look up to people more like them. That’s why they love Rey Mysterio. Despite their physical differences, he’s not much different from The Miz. Rey is everything they despise about him. The people just choose not to see it. Miz says the people are the ones that cannot be trusted. Miz says he’s found a new tag team partner going into WrestleMania. This is someone he can relate to and trust. This person comes from a fighting family. He’s a pioneer… and very dashing. This person is an athlete and celebrity.
Rey Mysterio’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage alongside his son, Dominik Mysterio. Rey says they are not the same. Rey doesn’t know anyone in the back that would partner up with Miz. Everyone in the locker room can’t stand The Miz. Whoever it is that Miz brought here tonight, that person can go right back to where he came from and give his moment at WrestleMania to someone who deserves it. Miz says he knows what’s best for the industry. At their match at Elimination Chamber, it was supposed to be one-on-one, but it felt like a handicap match. Miz didn’t deserve to lose, and Rey didn’t deserve that win. Speaking of people deserving things, does Dominik even deserve a WWE contract? Dominik says his father brought him into this business and sat front row many times. Dominik knows what it takes to be a WWE Superstar. Rey brought him here, but he’ll do whatever it takes to stay here. This is his blood. This is his family. This is his life. This is everything that he knows. If Miz says one more thing about his father, he’ll show him…
Miz asks if he’ll outnumber him and put him in another handicap match. Miz challenges The Mysterios to a match at WrestleMania with him and his mystery partner. Miz will now introduce his new tag team partner… Logan Paul. Paul comes out to boos from the crowd. Paul says he has pool toys bigger than Rey Mysterio. Dominik says if this jackass is going to be Miz’s tag team partner at WrestleMania, they accept!
Miz attacks Dominik, and Logan Paul takes down Rey. Miz and Paul leave The Mysterios laying in the ring. They then send Rey shoulder-first into the ring post. They then do the same to Dominik. Miz hits Rey with a Skull Crushing Finale. Paul taunts the crowd, and they loudly boo him. Paul then hits Dominik with a Skull Crushing Finale. The crowd is irate.
Kevin Patrick is backstage with Raw Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy. They are not happy that tonight’s main event could put Kevin Owens and Seth “Freakin” Rollins into their title match in two weeks. Their odds get lowered if that happens. They love to win, so that’s what they’ll do in two weeks.
RK-Bro will face Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Kevin Owens in the main event. If Rollins and Owens win, they’ll be added to the Raw Tag Team Championship match in two weeks.
Rhea Ripley makes her entrance. She’ll be in action next.
Veer Mahaan is coming to WWE Raw.
Rhea Ripley vs. Nikki A.S.H.
Nikki yells at Ripley to start the match, but Ripley quickly takes her down. Nikki complains that Ripley is a bully. Ripley gets her in the ring and once again decisively pins her with a Riptide.
Winner by Pinfall: Rhea Ripley
We’ll look at the Hall of Fame career of The Undertaker next.
Footage is shown of Bobby Lashley being taken out of Elimination Chamber under concussion protocol.
Video Package: The Undertaker is the first inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame: Class of 2022. Metallica’s “Sad But True” song plays throughout. Kid Rock’s “American Bad Ass” song plays halfway through. This is a great video chronicling the amazing 30-year run of “The Undertaker” Mark Calaway. Undertaker will take his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame on Friday, April 1.
We go back to the Colonial Life Arena to hear an “Undertaker” chant.
The WWE United States Champion Damian Priest makes his way to the ring. He’ll be in action next.
WWE United States Champion Damian Priest vs. Shelton Benjamin w/ Cedric Alexander
Benjamin attacks Priest at the start of the match and sends him out of the ring. Benjamin distracts the referee while Cedric Alexander kicks Priest in the chest. Benjamin gets Priest in the ring and hits an Olympic Slam for a two-count. Benjamin punches away at Priest and applies a chin lock. Priest fights out and takes Benjamin down. An angry Priest kicks away at Benjamin and clotheslines him down. Priest hits a running back elbow in the corner and hits a spin kick. The crowd is booing for some reason. Alexander gets on the apron, so Priest knocks him off. Benjamin quickly knees Priest in the face and hits an exploder for a near fall. Priest kicks Benjamin and hits South of Heaven. The crowd is turning on Priest in this match. Priest hits the Reckoning for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: WWE United States Champion Damian Priest
Priest gives credit to Shelton Benjamin for being a man and facing him. Priest says he’s beaten athletes like Benjamin before. There’s a list of World Champions he’s defeated. Priest has stepped up and remained United States Champion. The crowd lightly boos him. Priest says this is WrestleMania season, and he wants his next opponent to match that caliber. Next week, Priest is volunteering his title in a match against someone of a World Championship caliber. Priest says, “I am Damian Priest, the United States Champion. Who’s going to try to take that from him?” The crowd boos, and Priest drops the microphone.
Finn Bálor’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage. If Priest wants to face a serious athlete, a serious fighter, and a World Champion opponent, then he’s talking about him. Bálor tells Priest to be careful what he wishes for. Bálor will see him next week.
Replays are shown of Reggie pinning Dana Brooke to win the WWE 24/7 Championship last week.
WWE 24/7 Champion Reggie makes his way to the ring.
WWE 24/7 Champion Reggie asks for Dana Brooke to come to the ring. Reggie apologizes for taking advantage of an opportunity last week. Reggie asks for a referee to come out.
WWE 24/7 Championship
Reggie (c) vs. Dana Brooke
Reggie lays down and wants Brooke to pin him. She covers him, but he kicks out. Reggie says he was only kidding and lays down again. She covers him, but Reggie once again kicks out. Reggie laughs and says he’ll let her pin him. She covers him a third time and kisses him on the lips. Reggie is so taken aback that he gets pinned.
Winner by Pinfall and new WWE 24/7 Champion: Dana Brooke
The 24/7 people run down. Reggie dropkicks R-Truth out of the ring. Dana Brooke knocks Akira Tozawa off the apron into Tamina’s arms. Tozawa is overcome and wants to kiss Tamina, but she just drops him on the floor. Tamina and the rest of them chase after Reggie and Dana Brooke.
Video Package: WWE Elimination Chamber highlights
Bianca Belair makes her way to the ring.
Bianca Belair will face Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania.
Bianca Belair stands in the ring and listens to an “EST” chant. She says she’s going back to WrestleMania. Last year, she made history leaving WrestleMania as SmackDown Women’s Champion. This year, she’s going to do it again to win the Raw Women’s Championship. They all know how she feels about her opponent, Miss Becky Lynch. Belair gives it up for all the women she faced this past Saturday. They’re all tough women, especially Doudrop, who she’s facing tonight, but there can only be one tough-EST. There is only one EST in WWE. She is the hard-EST working woman in WWE. She has been working nonstop just for this moment. So if you think she’s about to let up now, no way. In just six weeks, she’ll show Becky Lynch why you can’t spell WrestleMania without EST.
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring. Lynch says Belair may be facing her in the main event of WrestleMania, but the only reason she’s able to do it is because she did it first. Belair says she did it better. Lynch says she left WrestleMania 35 as Becky Two Belts. No one has been able to beat her for the title in three years. She never lost it. She took the title from Belair in 26 seconds at SummerSlam. Belair says she actually listened to Lynch because she went to the back of the line. Belair was the sole survivor at Survivor Series and won Elimination Chamber. She’s not a victim. Lynch says that she’s the victim. Lynch was The Man of the people. Lynch came back at SummerSlam to a hero’s welcome, but they turned on her because of Belair. Because they despise her, she despises Belair. Belair saw what she did to Lita at Elimination Chamber. Lita is someone she loves. Wait until she sees what she does to Belair at WrestleMania. Belair says if she wants to play the victim game, she’ll make her the victim.
Doudrop comes out to the ring. She’ll face Bianca Belair next.
WrestleMania is 40 days away.
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch will be on commentary for this match.
Bianca Belair vs. Doudrop
They lock up, and Belair powers Doudrop to the corner. Belair gives a clean break and blows a kiss to Doudrop. Doudrop turns her in the corner and smothers her a bit. Belair gets away from Doudrop, but Doudrop quickly takes her down and cradles her for a one-count. Doudrop lifts her, but Belair slides off and dropkicks her to the corner. Belair kips up and shoulders Doudrop in the corner. Doudrop quickly sends Belair to the other corner and clubs her. Doudrop slaps the midsection and bounces Belair off the corner. Belair fights back and goes for a KOD, but she can’t lift Doudrop. Doudrop goes to the ropes and head-butts Belair back. Belair responds by knocking her to ringside with a handspring back kick. Belair then hits a cross-body block off the apron before getting in Becky Lynch’s face. Belair then turns into a running cross-body block from Doudrop.
We come back from the break to see Belair fight up. Belair hits a spinebuster on Doudrop before attempting a suplex. Belair eventually hits it. Doudrop quickly knocks her to the corner and goes for a cannonball, but Belair moves. Doudrop hit hard, and Belair covers for a two-count. Doudrop connects with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Doudrop looks frustrated. Doudrop goes to the second rope, but Belair cuts her off and hits a HUGE powerbomb! Belair then gets her up in the corner, holds her up, and crushes Doudrop with the KOD for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Bianca Belair
Becky Lynch is furious and stands on the commentary table taunting Belair with the Raw Women’s Championship.
Coming up next, WWE Hall of Famer Edge will make an appearance.
Edge makes his way to the ring to a huge reception from the crowd. Edge talks about being a kid and hearing about Hulk Hogan bodyslamming Andre the Giant and beating him. Edge says he knows the adrenaline that happens when you try to get on the show. His first WrestleMania as a talent was WrestleMania 14. It took him two years to get onto the show. Edge says he focused his career on always getting back to it. Every year he’d have to outdo himself. At WrestleMania 17 against two of the greatest tag teams of all time in a TLC match on possibly the greatest show of all time, they stole the show. Edge says he’s thinking about D-Von Dudley, who is recovering from back surgery.
Edge says at WrestleMania 22, he put Mick Foley through a flaming table. At WrestleMania 24, he faced The Undertaker in the main event. Title vs. Streak and he almost did it. Edge congratulates Undertaker on a Hall of Fame career. At WrestleMania 27, he had possibly his last match and retained the World Heavyweight Championship. Many people would think that’d be enough, but not him. He busted his ass for 10 years to get back to WrestleMania. Last year, he main evented WrestleMania once again. For 38 years, WrestleMania has been the stuff of dreams. Some kids dream of the Stanley Cup or performing on Broadway, but not him. Edge dreamed of WrestleMania. Every year he dreams of it. Edge dreams of the energy he gets from the crowd so he can be phenomenal. At WrestleMania, Edge makes everyone and everything around him better. Edge steps up to the challenge. At WrestleMania, you need to throw caution to the win to fight your inner demon and become undeniable. Edge needs WrestleMania.
They’re calling WrestleMania 38 the most stupendous two-night event ever. You can’t call it stupendous without him. Edge says he’s laying down a challenge for WrestleMania to anyone in the locker room. Edge wants someone to step up and he’ll make them live forever. Edge tells someone to step up because he’ll be waiting. Edge looks at the WrestleMania sign before leaving the ring.
Replays are shown of Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Kevin Owens beating RK-Bro two weeks ago.
RK-Bro makes their entrance.
Tag Team Match
RK-Bro (Randy Orton and Riddle) vs. Kevin Owens and Seth “Freakin” Rollins
If Kevin Owens and Seth “Freakin” Rollins win, they’ll join the Raw Tag Team Championship match in two weeks against champions Alpha Academy and RK-Bro.
Riddle starts against Kevin Owens. Riddle takes him down with a waistlock, but Owens soon takes him down. Owens punches and chops Riddle back to the corner. Seth “Freakin” Rollins tags in. Orton quickly tags in and stomps away at Rollins’ limbs. Riddle tags in, and Orton flips him onto Rollins for a two-count. Orton tags back in and stomps Riddle. Rollins fights back and punches away at Orton. Orton punches Owens back and hits Rollins with a back body drop out of the ring. Owens saves Rollins from a back suplex on the commentary table. Orton gives Owens a back suplex on the commentary table. Rollins then sends Orton over the commentary table with a suicide dive.
We come back from the break to see Orton clothesline Rollins down. Owens quickly tags in and hits Riddle before stomping away at Orton. Owens covers for a two-count. Owens applies a chin lock, but Orton gets out of it with a back suplex. Raw Tag Team Champions Alpha Academy are watching backstage.
Riddle and Rollins tag in. Riddle takes it to Rollins and hits a snap kick. Riddle hits some running forearms on Rollins before going for an exploder, but Rollins elbows out. Rollins avoids an elbow and hits an exploder followed by a Broton and a kick to the chest. Riddle hits a bridging German Suplex for a near fall. Riddle gets Rollins on the top rope, but Owens pulls him back. Rollins hits Riddle with a double stomp to the chest for a near fall. Owens tags in and hits a fisherman’s suplex onto his knee for a near fall. Owens goes for a Stunner, but Riddle pushes him off into Orton. Owens hits Riddle with an enzuigiri and tags Rollins in. Owens hits Riddle with a Swanton Bomb, and Rollins follows up with a big frog splash for a near fall!
Owens tags in, and so does Orton. Orton takes it to Owens and hits a snap powerslam. Rollins meets the same fate. Orton goes for a double hanging DDT, but Rollins gets away. Owens still takes the hanging DDT. Orton sizes him up and goes for an RKO, but Owens pushes him off. Riddle blind tags in. Owens superkicks Orton and clotheslines him out of the ring. Riddle gets in and kicks away at Owens. Owens blocks a kick and stomps the foot. Rollins runs around ringside and hits Orton with a Stomp on the floor!
In the ring, Riddle hits Owens with a Floating Bro. Rollins tags in. Riddle goes for an RKO on Owens, Rollins grabs him and hits a Buckle Bomb. Owens hits a Stunner, and Rollins follows up with a Stomp for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: Kevin Owens and Seth “Freakin” Rollins
Next week on Raw, it’ll be Damian Priest taking on Finn Balor for the WWE United States Championship. In two weeks, Alpha Academy will defend the Raw Tag Team Championship against RK-Bro and the team of Kevin Owens and Seth “Freakin” Rollins.