WWE Raw Results
June 13, 2022
Wichita, Kansas (Intrust Bank 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 Miz is in the ring for another edition of Miz TV. Paul Heyman is in the ring with him. Heyman introduces himself as the legendary consultant of the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Miz thanks Heyman for coming to speak to him in the wasteland known as Kansas. Miz wants to talk about Money in the Bank. A “You Suck” chant picks up. Miz says he couldn’t possibly suck as he’s not from Kansas. The Money in the Bank Ladder Match is a career-altering match. The winner is guaranteed a championship match anytime and anywhere. The winner historically has an 85% success rate. Miz says he has a 100% success rate, having cashed in the contract twice. Miz says you have to wait for the perfect moment for the champion to be in a grueling match. When the champion can barely stand, that’s when you hit him. That person can catapult themselves into superstardom, which is what he did. Two-time Grand Slam Champion, TV host, etc.
The person that wins the contract will most likely cash in on the WWE Undisputed Universal Champion Roman Reigns. Heyman says they will fail if and when they do. No matter the success rate, when the champion is Roman Reigns, that percentage goes down to zero. There are other matters to address. This Friday on SmackDown, The Tribal Chief will defend his title against Riddle, of all people.
Heyman begins to talk about how he’s aggravated and wanted a new stipulation put on, but he’s interrupted by Riddle, who comes out on his scooter. Riddle may be hearing voices like his best bro Randy, but he could’ve sworn he heard his name. Riddle wants to hear the news firsthand straight from the horse’s ass. Miz is furious that Riddle interrupted him two weeks in a row. They demand respect.
Heyman asks for decorum. Not only is he interrupting Heyman, but he’s also interrupting Miz TV. Heyman says Riddle has a set of balls on him. Riddle asks Miz how his balls are. For a guy that talks as much as Heyman, he doesn’t say much. Heyman and Reigns don’t know him or what he’s capable of, but they will this Friday. The Bloodline may have tried to end his career and may have ended Randy’s career, so he doesn’t care about the stipulations. The Tribal Chief will have to kill him to keep him from the WWE Undisputed Universal Championship, bro! Heyman cowers in fear. Heyman says Riddle has a lot of momentum going his way all in the name of his fallen bro, Randy Orton. That momentum will be stopped in its tracks by Roman Reigns.
Heyman respects Riddle, but he cannot beat Roman Reigns. As a matter of fact, he doesn’t think Riddle can beat his opponent tonight after he hears what he has to tell him. On behalf of the Tribal Chief, he arranged for a stipulation with WWE Management. If Riddle beats Reigns this Friday, he will be the new Undisputed Universal WWE Champion. When he loses to Reigns, and he will, then Riddle will never be able to challenge for the title ever again as long as Reigns is the champion. This is “do or die” on the Island of Relevancy.
Heyman now introduces the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions, The Usos. The Usos come to the ring, and Riddle squares up to fight. The Street Profits come down to even the odds. Riddle stands in the ring with them. Montez Ford battles Jimmy Uso next.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso vs. Montez Ford w/ Angelo Dawkins
Uso takes Ford down to start the match. Ford fights up, but Uso shoulder blocks him down. Uso hits the ropes, but Ford dropkicks him down. Uso retreats from the ring and recovers alongside his brother. Uso gets in the ring and chops Ford. Uso viciously whips Ford to the corner, and Ford collapses in pain. Uso whips him hard into the opposite corner as well. Uso continues to attack, but Ford soon wrenches the arm. Uso fights out with a head-butt and chops him in the corner. Uso throws him over the top rope, but Ford lands on the apron. Ford punches him and bounces him off the top turnbuckle. Ford shoulders him in the midsection and goes for a slingshot, but Uso forearms him back to the apron. Uso gets on the apron and hits a snap suplex on the apron. Ford falls to the floor, holding his back in pain.
We come back from the break to see Uso hit a back suplex for a two-count. Uso applies a grounded bearhug, but Ford fights up and powers out. Ford connects with a back suplex, and both men are now down. Ford gets to his feet and attacks Uso. Uso goes for a back suplex, but Ford flips through. They exchange blows, and Ford connects with a step-up enzuigiri for a two-count.
Ford angrily gets to his feet and slingshots over Uso. Ford holds his back briefly before hitting a spinebuster for a near fall. Ford is still holding his back in pain. Uso fights back and absolutely crushes Ford with a Samoan Drop for a near fall. Ford is on the apron recovering. Uso follows him out, but Ford kicks him in the face. Ford goes for a suplex, but Uso shoves him back into the ring post. Ford’s injured back and head hit the post hard. Uso charges for an avalanche, but he hits the ring post when Ford moves. Ford gets in the ring and goes to the middle rope. Ford pulls Uso over for a superplex attempt, but Uso fights him off. Ford is knocked down to the mat, but he leaps up and (sort of) hits a super hurricanrana. Ford goes to the top rope for a Frog Splash, but Uso gets the knees up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Jimmy Uso
Seth “Freakin” Rollins is getting ready for an interview.
Video Package: Seth “Freakin” Rollins viciously attacks Cody Rhodes last week.
Kevin Patrick asks Seth “Freakin” Rollins if he has any remorse over his actions from last week. Rollins says he meant what he said to Cody Rhodes last week in the ring. It came from the heart, but Rhodes is a virus that has been plaguing WWE since WrestleMania. In life, you have to make hard and unpopular decisions. Rollins picks up the sledgehammer and says you have to take matters into your own hands. Rhodes was a danger to WWE and himself. Rhodes was talking about competing inside Money in the Bank. In Rollins’ WWE, it’s adapt or perish. Rollins has no remorse whatsoever. Rollins takes pride in what he accomplished last week. The American Nightmare is over. Monday Night Rollins is back.
Rollins is asked what’s next. Rollins says he has the biggest Money in the Bank cash-in of all time, but he wants to do it again. Rollins will have to face AJ Styles to get there. Styles is one of the best, but he’s not Rollins. Styles wants to stand in his way to the contract, so he might have to do to him what he did to Rhodes. Rollins cackles until Styles appears out of nowhere and punches him out of his chair. Styles says, “That was for Cody!”
Replays are shown of Dana Brooke beating Becky Lynch to retain the WWE 24/7 Championship last week following a lot of distractions.
Dana Brooke will defend the title against Becky Lynch next.
Bobby Lashley and WWE United States Champion Theory will have a Pose-Down later tonight.
WWE 24/7 Championship
Dana Brooke (c) vs. Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch blindsides Dana Brooke before the bell sounds. Lynch punches her around and knocks her out of the ring. Lynch bounces her off the commentary table and says she has a lot of anger and rage. This was never about the 24/7 Championship. Dana can keep that. This is about the disrespect she’s been shown week in and week out after she forged a path of greatness that everyone can follow. Everyone else is stuck in a puddle, but she keeps climbing. Speaking of climbing, she’s looking at the Money in the Bank contracts and thinking. Lynch is thinking about the last time she was in that match when she was cheated. This is her year.
Lynch clears off the commentary table, but Asuka’s music hits. Asuka charges down to ringside, and Lynch greets her there. Asuka attacks and bounces Lynch off the apron a few times. Lynch gets in the ring and kicks Asuka as she gets in the ring. Asuka shoulder blocks Lynch down before hitting a strike combo. Asuka slams her down, and Lynch escapes the ring.
Alexa Bliss makes her way to the ring. She’ll team with Liv Morgan to battle Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. Both members of the winning team will be entered into the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins will battle AJ Styles in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match.
Video Package: Alexa Bliss knocks Becky Lynch down to win the Money in the Bank contract in 2018. We also see footage of Nikki A.S.H. winning the match in 2021.
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
Alexa Bliss and Liv Morgan vs. Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop
Both members of the winning team will be added to the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Nikki A.S.H. starts against her former tag team partner Alexa Bliss. Nikki takes her down, but Bliss quickly fights back with a pinning attempt for a one-count. Bliss takes her down and poses. Doudrop tags in. Bliss ducks a clothesline and hits a head-scissor takeover to send Doudrop into the corner. Doudrop does not leave her feet. Doudrop slams Bliss down and hits a senton splash for a near fall. Nikki tags in and hits a rolling neckbreaker for a two-count. Nikki punches away at Bliss before applying a rear chin lock. Bliss fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Bliss follows up with a bulldog.
Liv Morgan and Doudrop tag in. Morgan kicks away at her and stuns her with an enzuigiri. Morgan takes Doudrop off her feet with a springboard double knee. Morgan goes to the middle rope and hits a missile dropkick for a two-count. Bliss tags in and hits a rolling neckbreaker. Nikki breaks up the pin. Doudrop head-butts Bliss and knocks Morgan off the apron. Nikki tags in. Doudrop and Nikki hit a backbreaker/reverse DDT combo, but Morgan breaks up the pin. Doudrop pulls Morgan out of the ring and hits a vicious scoop slam. Doudrop goes for a senton splash on the floor, but Morgan moves. Nikki hits Morgan with a baseball slide. Bliss quickly attacks Nikki and hits a snap DDT for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Alexa Bliss and Liv Morgan
Alexa Bliss and Liv Morgan join Lacey Evans in the Women’s Money in the Bank Ladder Match.
Video Package: Finn Bálor joins The Judgment Day and kicks Edge out of the group.
Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Ezekiel next.
Replays are shown of Ezekiel lying to Kevin Owens to get the rematch.
Kevin Owens vs. Ezekiel
The bell rings, and Owens immediately avoids a high knee. Owens superkicks him and hits a cannonball in the corner. Owens connects with a Swanton Bomb for a near fall. Owens punches Ezekiel at ringside, but Ezekiel soon whips him into the ring post. Ezekiel punches him around ringside before putting him in the ring. Owens quickly rolls to the apron and snaps him off the top rope. Owens charges into the ring, and Ezekiel connects with a spinebuster for a near fall. Ezekiel stomps away at him and goes to the top rope, but Owens rolls away. Ezekiel gets down and goes to the apron. Owens goes for a Stunner on the apron, but Ezekiel blocks it. Ezekiel goes for a suplex, but Owens knocks him down. Ezekiel pulls Owens into a fireman’s carry and hits a Death Valley Driver onto the steel steps! Yikes!
We come back from the break to see Owens applying a chin lock to Ezekiel. During the commercial break, Owens hit Ezekiel with a Frog Splash off the apron to the floor. Ezekiel tries to fight up from the chin lock, but Owens whips him down. Owens goes for a senton splash, but Ezekiel gets the knees up.
Owens holds his injured back from that nasty slam onto the steps. Replays show the impact was even worse. Ezekiel kicks Owens away from him and hits a clothesline followed by a back elbow. Ezekiel then hits a t-bone throw followed by an avalanche. Owens blocks a suplex and goes for a Stunner, but Ezekiel knees him in the face. Owens falls out of the ring and lands on his neck!
Ezekiel follows him out, but Owens pushes him back. Owens avoids an avalanche and sends Ezekiel into the ring post. Owens recovers near the commentary table and is infuriated when Jimmy Smith says, “Ezekiel.” Owens screams that he is Elias. Owens shouts at them and jumps on the table. The referee counts him out.
Winner by Count-Out: Ezekiel
Ezekiel says he’s fired up and wants to be in Money in the Bank. His older brother, Elias, is so excited he’s coming to Raw next week with his guitar. Owens screams that he’s lying.
Video Package: Cedric Alexander tries to get into MVP’s good graces, only to fail.
MVP makes his entrance alongside Omos. MVP will face Cedric Alexander next.
Video Package: John Cena, who returns at the end of the month, makes a Ukrainian refugee’s life.
MVP is in the ring with Omos. MVP says Cedric Alexander belongs in the bottom with the bottomfeeders. Omos will be the Money in the Bank winner.
MVP w/ Omos vs. Cedric Alexander
MVP battled CM Punk on the first show I ever recapped 14 years ago today. MVP won via disqualification.
The bell rings, and Alexander attacks MVP. MVP reverses a whip, but Alexander dropkicks him in the knees. Alexander knocks MVP back and hits a slingshot flatliner for a near fall. Alexander heads to the ropes, but Omos scares him. MVP clotheslines Alexander down and hits a throat thrust. MVP hits a facebuster and stands over Alexander. MVP connects with a Ballin’ Elbow Drop for a two-count. MVP hits a Playmaker for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: MVP
After the match, Omos disposes of Alexander with ease.
AJ Styles is backstage and says what Seth “Freakin” Rollins did to Cody Rhodes was disgusting. Elsewhere backstage, Seth “Freakin” Rollins dedicates his match and eventual Money in the Bank win to Cody Rhodes.
AJ Styles makes his entrance.
Money in the Bank Qualifying Match
AJ Styles vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins
The bell rings, and Styles pummels Rollins with right hands. Styles punches away at him and hits a backslide pin for a two-count. Styles rolls him up for another two-count. Rollins cuts him off with a stiff right hand and kicks him down. Rollins punches away at him before angrily staring at the crowd. Rollins chops the chest and hits the ropes, but Styles dropkicks him down. Rollins rolls out of the ring to recover, so Styles follows him out. Rollins kicks him and bounces him off the apron. Styles reverses a whip into the barricade. Styles is put in the ring, but he quickly comes back with a forearm plancha. Styles puts Rollins in the ring and kicks him. Styles connects with a textbook backbreaker. Styles sends him into the ropes, but Rollins holds on and gets out of the ring. Styles follows him out and chases. Rollins gets in the ring and punches him. Rollins connects with a front suplex onto the top rope. Rollins then knocks him off to the floor. Rollins hits the ropes and sends Styles over the table with a suicide dive!
We come back from the break to see Styles fighting out of a bearhug from Rollins. Styles punches out and hits the ropes, but Rollins turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Rollins covers for a two-count. Rollins tries again for another two-count. Styles and Rollins trade punches. Styles blocks a rolling forearm and hits a nasty strike combo followed by a low forearm. Styles goes to lift Rollins, but Rollins elbows him in the face. Styles hits a sit-out wheelbarrow facebuster for a near fall. Rollins fights back and hits a superkick for a near fall.
Both men are down. Rollins gets to his feet and signals for the end. Rollins goes for a Stomp, but Styles avoids it and applies a Calf Crusher! Rollins claws to the bottom rope and gets a break, but Styles pulls him away. Rollins again grabs the bottom rope. Rollins grabs him, but Styles hits an overhead kick. They trade shots while down on the canvas. They get to their feet and trade heavy shots. Styles misses a spin kick, and Rollins lights him up with a spinning forearm. Styles gets out of a Buckle Bomb and hits a suplex into the turnbuckles! Styles covers, but Rollins just barely kicks out!
Styles sets up for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Rollins avoids it. Styles’ knee gives out a bit on the landing. Rollins hits a chop block and goes for a Pedigree, but Styles counters into an ushigoroshi for a near fall! Styles holds his knee in pain. Styles painfully pulls himself to the top rope, but Rollins meets him up there. Styles fights him off, but Rollins comes back with a Buckle Bomb. Rollins goes to the top rope, points at the Money in the Bank briefcases above the ring, and goes for a Frog Splash. Rollins crashes and burns on the mat when Styles moves. Styles sets up for the end, but Rollins fights out of the Styles Clash. Rollins hits a back body drop and sits on his shoulders for a cradle to pick up the victory!
Winner by Pinfall: Seth “Freakin” Rollins
Footage is shown of Riddle confronting Paul Heyman earlier tonight.
Riddle makes his entrance. He’ll be in action next.
The Miz is on commentary for the next match.
Riddle vs. Ciampa
Riddle attacks him and goes for a triangle, but Ciampa slams him into the turnbuckles to get out. Ciampa takes it to Riddle, so Riddle slaps him in the face. Ciampa chops the chest and stomps the barefoot. Ciampa connects with a DDT for a two-count. Riddle eventually fights back and hits a snap powerslam. Riddle hits a draping DDT and sets up for an RKO. Ciampa counters the RKO into a roll-up for a two-count. Ciampa immediately goes for an ankle lock before ripping on the toes. Ciampa then knees Riddle in the face for a near fall. Ciampa sets up for a Fairy Tale Ending, but Riddle fights out. Riddle connects with a ripcord knee and goes to the top rope for a Floating Bro. Riddle lands hard on Ciampa’s knees. Riddle connects with an RKO for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Riddle
Riddle will battle Roman Reigns for the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship this Friday on SmackDown.
Footage is shown from last week’s Raw of Rhea Ripley pinning Doudrop to become the #1 Contender for the Raw Women’s Championship.
Kevin Patrick introduces Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair to the ring. We’ll hear from her next.
Kevin Patrick asks Bianca Belair about facing Rhea Ripley. Belair says she liked what Ripley was doing before, but since joining The Judgment Day, she’s soulless. Still, she’s the EST of WWE and will come out victorious.
Rhea Ripley appears on the screen with The Judgment Day. Finn Bálor says they do what they want when they want. Damian Priest says this is a movement to help others break out of feeling trapped. Ripley says Belair has to tell everyone she’s tough, whereas she just is. Last week, she had her teeth knocked loose. Ripley is shown to be wearing a mouthpiece. Ripley says she loved it and will sacrifice more to win the Raw Women’s Championship again.
Theory talks about beating Bobby Lashley in a pose-down that’s happening later tonight. Theory says he’s the best investment Mr. McMahon has ever made. In 20 years, his celebrations will surpass John Cena’s.
Alpha Academy makes their way to the ring.
John Cena returns in two weeks.
Chad Gable w/ Otis vs. Mustafa Ali
Ali comes out hot against Gable, but Gable soon sends him hard into the turnbuckles. Gable controls Ali for a bit, but Ali fights back. Otis tries to pull Gable out of the ring, so Ali kicks him away. Gable hits a German Suplex into a bridge for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Chad Gable
Footage is shown of Rey Mysterio attacking Veer Mahaan last week. Mysterio will face Veer next.
Rey Mysterio w/ Dominik Mysterio vs. Veer Mahaan
Veer easily manhandles Mysterio for the majority of the match. Veer knocks him out of the ring and threatens Dominik. Veer gets Mysterio back in the ring and squashes him before whipping him hard sternum-first into the turnbuckles. Veer sends Mysterio to the corner for an avalanche, but Mysterio moves. Mysterio hits a head-scissor takeover into the corner, but Veer soon knees him in the midsection. Veer sends him hard into the corner and charges, but Mysterio moves. Veer hits the ring post shoulder-first. Veer lands on his feet on the floor and viciously attacks Dominik before sending him into the timekeeper’s area. Mysterio attacks him getting in the ring. Veer catches him and hits a vicious gutbuster. Veer applies the Cervical Clutch, and the future WWE Hall of Famer immediately taps out.
Winner by Submission: Veer Mahaan
Roman Reigns defends the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Riddle this Friday on SmackDown.
Next week on Raw, Becky Lynch will battle Asuka in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match. Elias will return for a concert as well.
Theory makes his entrance.
WWE Official Adam Pearce is in the ring with Theory. This is the inaugural Theory Pose-Down. Pearce introduces Theory, who taunts the crowd. Theory is wearing a wireless microphone. Pearce then introduces Bobby Lashley.
Pearce says the winner will be decided by the WWE Universe. Theory says the rules were botched. This is his pose-down. Pearce orders Theory to get on the platform and pose. Theory does a double bicep, followed by a side chest, and ends with the most muscular. Lashley chuckles and politely claps. Theory continues to pose, so Lashley says he’s going to embarrass him here and then kick his ass in the ring. Lashley is going to take the title from him.
Lashley gets on the platform and shows off his impressive physique. The crowd oohs and aahs. Pearce asks the crowd is Theory won, but Theory shouts at them. They loudly boo him. Lashley gets the most cheers. Pearce declares Lashley the winner. Theory squeezes baby oil into Lashley’s face and dropkicks him out of the ring. Theory poses to end the show.