WWE Monday Night RAW 02 28 2022

WWE Raw Results
February 28, 2022
Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide 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.

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 dancing around.

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 Academy.

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.

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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 moves.

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!

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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 win!

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” Rollins.

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 dominate T-Bar.

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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 match.

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.

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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!

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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 the ring.

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.

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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.

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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 next.

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Replays are shown of Logan Paul helping The Miz beat up Rey and Dominik Mysterio.

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 WrestleMania.

The Hurt Business comes out.

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Tag Team Match
Rey and Dominik Mysterio vs. The Hurt Business (Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin)

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 next.

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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.

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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.

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Veer Mahaan is coming to WWE Raw soon.

Video: WWE SmackDown recap

WWE United States Champion Damian Priest makes his way to the ring.

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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.

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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 WrestleMania.

Edge makes his entrance to a big reception. We’ll find out his WrestleMania opponent next.

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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 comments.

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.