WWE Raw Results
May 30, 2022
Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.
Commentary: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE Raw kicks off with Becky Lynch walking down to the ring.
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 Asuka 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 hits.
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 champion.
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 the ring.
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 face.
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 slam.
Rey and Dominik Mysterio and Ezekiel vs. Kevin Owens and The Alpha Academy
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 again.
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 barricade.
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 the contract.
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.
Omos grabs a table and places it in the corner. He lifts Lashley up but Lashley lands on his feet. Lashley spears Omos through the table.