WWE Raw Results
April 11, 2022
Detroit, Michigan (Little Caesars Arena)
Commentary: Jimmy Smith, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and Byron Saxton
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE Raw kicks off with highlights of WrestleMania. We see Cody Rhodes making his WWE return against Seth Rollins. They air Cody’s promo from last week’s Raw.
Miz TV with The Miz and Cody Rhodes
Live in the arena it’s The Miz walking down to the ring. The fans boo him as he tells them how they truly feel. He welcomes everyone to Miz TV. He says his guest is someone who has been the talk of the town in Detroit and all over the world after making his shocking return at WrestleMania. But can he beat him tonight. The fans think he can as Miz says their opinion doesn’t matter as they cheer for the Lions.
Miz introduces Cody Rhodes to the ring. Miz looks at his watch as Cody takes his time in the ring for his entrance. Both men sit on the two chairs. Miz says they used up all the pyro budget and asked him if he is trying to outdo him on his own show. He asks Cody if he is an ego maniac.
Cody tells him it has been a long time since he has been in front of a crowd like this. The fans chant “Cody”. Miz says last week on Raw, Cody made an emotional explanation as to why he returned to WWE. He wanted to make his father proud. The fans chant “Dusty”.
Miz says the reality is that if it wasn’t for his family name, he wouldn’t be the grandson of a plumber, he would just be a plumber. Cody tells him that’s clever. Miz after dark. Cody tells him being a plumber would be a good thing right now because the Miz is completely full of it. Cody says everyone knows what he meant.
Cody tells Miz he hasn’t changed a day. He is arrogant, obnoxious, a full blown carny. And the fact that he embraces it so bravely makes him reliable. Good ol reliable Mike. Cody asks him if Cody looks the same to him. What does he think he has been donig for six years. And every piece of that road provides him crystal clear clarity of what he needs to do and that is win the Unidusputed WWE Universal belt. Miz tells him it’s a title, a belt holds up his pants.
Miz says anyone that can defeat Seth Rollins at WrestleMania deserves to be in title contention. But that is a long way away because he heard from a bird that Seth wants a rematch and he won’t be able to surprise Seth. And he doesn’t like Cody’s chances and he doesn’t like Cody’s chances tonight against him. Because of all the things that happened at WrestleMania, more people spoke about Cody. But he didn’t surprise his opponent. The fans chant “Cody” as Miz tells them to shut up.
He says he destroyed the Mysterios and Logan Paul. But everyone wanted to talk about Cody Rhodes. He knows where Cody has been for the past six years but maybe he forgot what this is and this is his show. And you don’t embarrass him on his show. He will not stand for it.
Cody tells him to settle down. He is going to tell Miz something he has never heard on this show. He respects him. He respects all of his accomplishments here. He gets the sense that this hostility is because maybe Miz feels a bit threatened by him. His opponent at WrestleMania at Seth Rollins, he has no issues with. He would be more than happy to give him a rematch. But Miz is making things personal. Color him not surprised when he came back to WWE. He knew there would be criticism, doubt but he is mature enough to handle it all.
He says he returned to beat the best wrestlers in WWE. Miz tells him superstars. Cody tells him wrestlers superstars. But he is most looking forward to his first match back in six years tonight. The fans chant “Cody”. And it is against The Miz. Cody says may the best man win. Cody’s music hits as Miz tries to hit him with a right hand but Cody throws him to the outside of the ring.
Dominik Mysterio vs. Veer Mahaan
The bell rings and we are under way. Dominik with a chop to the chest but Veer with a shoulder tackle. He sends Dominik to the ropes and a splash by Veer. Dominik is thrown to the ropes but Dominik with a super kick. Veer runs towards Dominik but Dominik moves out of the way and Veer to the outside. Dominik jumps to the outside but Veer catches him and throws him into the barricade. Veer with a clothesline and he throws Dominik back into the ring. Veer with another clothesline. Veer with the cervical clutch and Dominik taps out.
Winner: Veer Mahaan
He attacks Mysterio after the match as WWE officials run to the ring to try and break it up.
Back from commercial and Rey Mysterio is on a stretcher being taken into an ambulance. Kevin Patrick asks Veer why he attacked Dominik after the match. He tells Kevin Patrick he strikes fear into the heart of any man.
They air a clip of earlier today where AJ Styles attacked Damian Priest backstage. WWE officials broke it up.
AJ Styles vs. Damian Priest
The bell rings and we are under way. Right hands by AJ but Priest throws him in the corner. A right hand by Priest followed by kicks. He goes for a right hand but AJ clotheslines Priest to the outside. AJ on the ring apron and a kick to the face. AJ with a forearm and Priest over the barricade. He grabs Priest and slams him into the announce table and onto the ring apron. AJ gets back in the ring as he jumps over the top rope and a forearm onto Priest.
Back from commercial, Priest with a right hand in the ring. A back elbow by AJ. He climbs the second rope, jumps and slams Priest onto the mat. AJ with a clothesline. AJ with a splash in the corner. He lifts Priest on his shoulders and slams Priest’s neck onto his knee. He goes for the cover but Priest kicks out. AJ goes for the Styles Clash but Priest pushes him into the corner. AJ jumps off the second rope but Priest with a kick. He slams AJ onto the mat. Priest goes for the cover but AJ kicks out. Priest with a kick onto Styles.
Priest twists AJ’s arm and a kick to the arm. More kicks by Priest. He grabs AJ and goes for the Reckoning but AJ with an overhead kick. AJ on the ring apron. He goes for the Phenomenal Forearm but Priest with a kick to the head and AJ to the outside.
Priest gets on one knee in the ring and raises his arms as the lights go out. A dark blue light shines onto Priest.
Winner: No contest
We cut backstage and AJ is asking what that was from Priest. He says he doesn’t care what Edge or anyone else does, they won’t stop him from getting to him.
“The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes vs. The Miz
The bell rings and we are under way. Seth’s music hits and out comes Seth Rollins. The Miz with right hands onto Code. He runs to the ropes but a bodyslam by Rohdes. Miz on the ring apron as Cody jumps off the second rope and kicks him in the side of the head. Cody to the outside as he follows Miz but Miz gets back in the ring. Cody jumps off the second rope, Miz goes for the Skull Cruching Finale, Cody with a kick and a vertical suplex. He goes for the cover but Miz kicks out. Cody doing push ups in the ring with Seth sitting and clapping at ring side. Cody with a head lock and he slams Miz in the corner.
Cody with right hands but Miz with a kick to the midsection. Miz with knees to Cody’s back. Miz with a head lock but Cody with right hands. A chop to the chest by Cody. He gets on the ring apron but Miz with a kick to the face.
Back from commercial, Cody with a clothesline. Cody with a bodyslam. He goes for the cover but Miz kicks out. Miz to the outside and Cody with a suicide dive. He throws Miz back into the ring. Cody climbs the top rope, he goes for a double axe but Miz moves out of the way. Miz with a dropkick onto Cody’s legs.
Miz with a figure four leg lock. Cody slaps Miz and Miz slaps Cody as Cody reverses the figure four. Miz gets to the ropes and the referee breaks it up. Cody limping and a right hand by Cody. He jumps off the second rope and hits him with the Cody Cutter. Cody with the Cross Rhodes. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
Seth Rollins gets in the ring as Cody is celebrating on the second rope. He turns around and Seth laughs. He says he heard all of the kind things he had to say about him earlier and he even heard him throw out the word rematch. But what he wants him to remember about WrestleMania is that he was a surprise opponent. Going into WrestleMania, Cody had every advantage.
Rollins tells him Rollins vs. Rhodes, part two. He challenges Cody to a match and Cody accepts. Seth laughs and dances in the ring.
They cut to the back and Patrick Kevin is with Tommaso Ciampa. In comes Ezekiel who tells him he is the younger brother of Elias. Kevin Owens walks in and tells him not to get fooled and he is lying. Ezekiel tells him he is mistaken and walks away.
Kevin tells Tommaso not to listen to him. Tommaso tells him easy mistake but that is Ezekiel. Kevin asks him why he is doing this. Kevin Owens asks if he is the only one who is still sane.
Liv Morgan vs. Naomi with Sasha Banks
The bell rings and we are under way. A kick to the face by Naomi. She runs towards Liv but Liv with a hurricanrana. Liv goes for a spear but Naomi moves out of the way and a kick to the face. She goes for the cover but liv kicks out. Liv rolls her up but Naomi kicks out. Both women go for kicks and hit each other. Liv with a back elbow. Liv climbs the second rope, she goes for a hurricanrana but Naomi reverses it into a powerbomb. She goes for the cover, Liv reverses it into a cover, Naomi reverses it into a cover and gets the pin.
Back from commercial, Bobby Lashley is in the ring. Two couches, a table and champagne glasses are in the ring. He says he wasn’t invited to the MVP show tonight. But because of what MVP and Omos did to him last week, he invited himself. He said last week should have been a celebration. He says he barely made it out of the match against Omos at WrestleMania but the next day on Raw, he felt that relentless power once more. But that was because he was stabbed in the back by the one man in the entire world he thought he can trust. And that is MVP. He calls MVP out to the ring and tells him to explain to him and to everyone why he did what he did.
Out comes MVP with Omos. MVP tells him to stop embarassing himself by being so emotional. Lashley tells him to come to the MVP Lounge and explain why he did what he did. MVP says he would love for Omos to go and teach him another lesson in humility. But Omos is learning to become a business man. What he should be doing right now is changing his tone of voice and putting some respect on his name.
MVP tells him everyone should be saying thank you MVP. He tells Lashley when he came back to the WWE, Lashley was letting some wanna be Tik Tok star lead his career. He couldn’t get near a WWE championship before he helped him unlock his potential. And Lashley thinks he doesn’t need him. MVP tells him he doesn’t want to share his WrestleMania spotlight without him. Before he came back to WWE, he was just Bobby Lashley and it was MVP who made him Almighty.
Lashley tells him he came back for his farewell tour. He was going to call it an end to his career but he did what he does best. He latched on to his meal ticket. He destroyed everyone on Raw. He even defeated Brock Lesnar for the WWE Championship. MVP said he did and he was with him every step of the way.
MVP says that was the past. This is the present. And he is looking at the future. He says Omos is bigger than him, stronger than him, meaner than him and he will take his place at the top of the mountain because he s smart enough to realize he needs him. Lashley barely surprised his first match with Omos, he promises him he won’t survive the next.
Lashley says the only survival he needs to worry about is his own. And he will chop Omos down like he did at WrestleMania and after he does, he is going to go after him. Lashley starts throwing the furniture out of the ring.
We cut backstage and R-Truth and Tozawa are walking out of an office. R-Truth says that was a great bachelor party. In comes Reggie who says that was the best bachelor party ever. R-Truth asks him about Dana Brooke. Reggie says Brooke and Tamina are having a double bachelorette party and there won’t be the 24/7 title. R-Truth says they have a double bachelorette party to crash.
Austin Theory is backstage with Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville. He tells them they can just call him Theory and not Austin since Austin doesn’t suit him. Pearce tells him as mentioned, next week, he will face Finn Balor for the United States championship.
In comes Kevin Owens, he tells them he needs to see some ID regarding Elias. He says a library card or a drivers license. Pearce tells him that’s confidential. Owens says next week he can do a lie detector test and they agree. Owens walks away.
Sonya tells Adam that she knows who Bianca Belair’s opponent will be for the Raw Women’s Championship and walks away.
Bianca Belair vs. Queen Zelina
The bell rings and we are under way. Zelina goes for a roll up but Bianca moon saults out of it. A shoulder tackle by Bianca takes Zelina down. Bianca runs to the corner but Zelina moves out of the way and the double knees to the back by Zelina. She goes for the cover but Bianca kicks out. A chin lock by Zelina but Bianca throws her onto the mat.
Bianca places Zelina on the top rope and she gorilla presses her. Bianca hits her with the KOD. She goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Bianca Belair
Sonya Deville comes out to the ring holding a contract.
Sonya Deville congratulates Bianca Belair on her win. She says she took it upon herself to find her next opponent and it was not easy. There are so many viable women in the women’s division. Big time Becky Lynch, Rhea Ripley, Carmella, Alexa Bliss, Liv Morgan, Doudroup, Dana Brooke. The options are endless and anyone of them would love an opportunity against her.
Bianca says she knows she will be facing the absolute best that Raw has to offer. But she will walk out as champion just like she did at WrestleMania. Sonya says she has an open contract and she asks Bianca to sign it. Bianca says she said what she said and signs the contract.
Sonya says to bring out her opponent. She is a generational superstar, who breaks down social norms and has great taste and style. A super star who one year ago promised to return for her shot for the Women’s title. Sonya attacks Bianca from behind and hits her with a knee to the face. Sonya says she is her next opponent.
Out comes Adam Pearce and WWE officials to the ring as Sonya leaves the ring.
We cut backstage. Dana Brooke and Tamina are having drinks with several other women for their Bachelorette. In come Los Lotharios. They tell Dana and Tamina they think they can spice it up a little bit as they kiss them for the Kiss Cam. In comes Nikki A.S.H who distracts them with strippers. Nikki goes for the cover on Dana but Tamina breaks it up. In come R-Truth, Reggie and Tozawa. R-Truth says no one loved that 24/7 title more than him.
R-Truth says it’s not the 24/7 title that keeps them together, it’s their love. R-Truth shows a Certificate of Ordination. He asks that all attacks on Dana stop until he marries Tozawa with Tamina and Brooke with Reggie next week.
Adam Pearce tells Sonya that what she is doing is an abuse of power. She says she thinks she is going to shock the world when she defeats Bianca Belair. Adam tells her she won’t get away with it. Sonya says there is nothing to get away with, she is a WWE official.
RK-Bro vs. The Alpha Academy
Chad Gable says Detroit is the first where he first announced he got a masters degree. And he did it with an immaculate 4.0 GPA. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like his genius rubbed off on these idiots because they all look and sound dumber than the last time he was in this dump of a town.
Gable says they won’t let The Usos waltz in and take their championships. He says WrestleMania was full of distractions and that is why they didn’t win. He says he has a gold brain and he might be the smartest man on the planet. He says to look at Otis. It’s a face of confidence on a tree trunk because he knows they will defeat RK-Bro and be closer to winning back their Raw Tag Team titles.
The bell rings and we are under way. Riddle with a kick onto Gable. He lifts Gable up and drops him on the mat. Orton is tagged in. They double team Gable. Orton stomps on Gable. Riddle is tagged back in and they double team Gable. Riddle lifts Gable up but Gable lands on his feet and Otis is tagged in. They double team Riddle who falls to the outside of the ring. Otis throws Riddle back into the ring.
Back from commercial, Otis is tagged in and a big splash on Riddle as Gable knocks Orton off the ring apron. Otis goes for the cover but Riddle kicks out. Gable is tagged in. Gable on the top rope as he jumps and a knee to the face by Riddle. Orton is tagged in. A clothesline onto Gable followed by a power slam. He throws Gable onto the ring apron. Orton gets Gable on the ropes and hits him wth a DDT. Orton goes for the RKO but Gable reverses it into a cover but Orton kicks out. Orton with an RKO. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
We cut to the entrance of the arena as a black SUV pulls up and The Usos step out of it.
Back from commercial, RK-Bro are in the ring celebrating and out come The Usos. Orton says he was beginning to wonder if they were ever going to show up on Raw. But apaprently the big dog let his bitches off his leach. Jey says they are here to issue a challenge. They are already the longest reigning WWE SmavkDown Tag Team champions in history. Jmmy says The Usos are on Raw to challenge them to a Championship Unification match for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team championships.
Riddle says a unification like in the Avengers when Thanos tried to get all of them. Orton says they come to their ring, to challenge them for their titles. Out come The Street Profits. Ford asks what they have here. Dawkins says he sees it but last time he checked, they challenged RK-Bro to a match and the Alpha Academy came out and made it a triple threat tag team match. The way they see it, they are next in line.
Ford says all the way from SmackDown, it’s the Usos. Once again, using their bloodline privilege to cut to the front of the line. The Usos say there is no front of the line when there is only one line and that is the bloodline. Ford says they will be happy to face The Usos after taking the titles off RK-Bro.
Orton tells them to shut the hell up. No one wants to see them talking, they want to see a fight. Orton asks if they want to see the Usos against The Street Profits and the fans cheer.
The Usos vs. The Street Profits
The bell rings and we are under way. RK-Bro are at ringside. Jimmy and Ford are in the ring. An arm bar by Jimmy as he runs to the ropes and a shoulder tackle onto Ford. Jimmy looks at Orton as he turns around and Ford with a drop kick. A chop to the chest by Ford followed by a right hand. Dawkins is tagged in and they double team Jimmy. Dawkins goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. A spinning corkscrew elbow by Dawkins as he goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Jey is tagged in and they double team Dawkins. Jey grabs Dawkins but Dawkins slams Jey onto the mat. He throws Jey to the ropes and Jimmy is tagged in. They double team Dawkins. Jimmy with a knee to the back of the head. Jey is tagged in. A chin lock by Jey in the middle of the ring.
Jey slams Dawkins down onto the mat. Jimmy is tagged in. Jimmy with chops to the chest. He goes for the cover but Dawkins kicks out. Jey is tagged in. Dawkins with right hands as Jey is thrown to the outside but Jey lands on his feet. He drags Dawkins to the outside as Jey throws Dawkins into Orton and Riddle. The Usos are face to face with RK-Bro as Ford flies over the top rope onto The Usos on the outside.
Back from commercial, Jimmy with a head lock on Dawkins in the middle of the ring. Dawkins gets to his feet and elbows by Dawkins followed by a jumping DDT. Ford and Jey are tagged in. Ford with a cross body off the top rope. Ford with a kick onto Jimmy and he falls to the outside of the ring. Ford slams Jey down onto the mat. He runs towards Jey but Jey moves out of the way and Jey lifts Ford up and slams him. He goes for the cover but Ford kicks out. Jimmy is tagged in. Dawkins grabs Jey to the outside. Ford rolls Jimmy up but Jimmy kicks out. Dawkins is tagged in. They double team Jimmy. Dawkins goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out. Jimmy rolls to the outside of the ring. Dawkins runs as he goes for a suicide dive but Jimmy with a right hand. Jimmy gets in the ring and he hits him with a super kick. Jey is tagged in. Jey goes for a splash but Dawkins gets his knees up. Ford is tagged in. He goes for a frogsplash onto Jey. He goes for the cover but Jimmy breaks it up. Jimmy throws Dawkins into the ring post. Ford with a chop to the chest onto Jey. Jimmy is tagged in and they hit him with the 1D. Jimmy goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: The Usos
RK-Bro get in the ring after the match. They go face to face with The Usos as all four men raise the championships. Dawkins clotheslines Riddle to the outside of the ring. Ford gets in the ring and Orton hits him with an RKO. The Usos get in the ring and hit Orton with a superkick. They lift the WWE Raw and SmackDown Tag Team Championships.