WWE Raw: Season Premiere Results
October 10, 2022
Brooklyn, New York (Barclays Center)
Commentary: Kevin Patrick and Corey Graves
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
We go backstage to the Gorilla Position. Shawn Michaels, X-Pac, and Road Dogg are talking about if they are ready. They look over to Triple H, who is seated in his spot with glasses on. Triple H says they have sponsors to worry about and can’t do what they normally do. No cursing, no talking about genitals, etc. Road Dogg asks if they can say “penis,” but Triple H declines him. Shawn Michaels starts cursing in frustration. Triple H says they need to stop before asking who put the “cocks” on his desk. The camera pans over to see four rubber chickens. Triple H gets frustrated and begins cursing, so they walk off. Triple H throws the rubber chicken down.
The Raw video plays, and we go live into the arena to see a big pyrotechnics display. Corey Graves introduces Kevin Patrick as his new broadcast partner. They put over what we’ll be seeing tonight, including the return of Bray Wyatt.
Roman Reigns’ music hits. The Undisputed WWE Universal Champion makes his way to the ring alongside The Bloodline, consisting of “The Wise Man” Paul Heyman, Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos, “The Honorary Uce” Sami Zayn, and Solo Sikoa. Replays are shown from Friday Night SmackDown of Logan Paul trying to sow seeds of dissension in The Bloodline.
The Bloodline is in the ring. The crowd loudly boos them, but soon they begin chanting for Sami Zayn. Zayn shrugs and chuckles. Roman Reigns looks out into the crowd and says, “Brooklyn, New York… acknowledge me!” Reigns says when they respond like that, he doesn’t like to lie. Reigns doesn’t like dwelling in the past, but he can’t get past Friday. That reminds him of something his father told him: the loudest in the room is also the weakest in the room. If you’re the weakest in this room and part of this Bloodline, that just makes you a fool. Reigns asks Jey Uso if he’s a fool. Jey sneers in anger before looking up at his cousin.
Sami Zayn interrupts, but Paul Heyman flips out. Reigns holds a finger up to Heyman to silence him. A “Sami” chant picks up. Zayn says Reigns told him Friday that Jey Uso is his problem now. As the Honorary Uce, he’d love to handle this whole situation. Reigns thinks about it before smiling and saying he really is the Honorary Uce. Reigns lets him have at Jey. Another loud “Sami” chant picks up. Zayn walks up to Jey and says they all love him. Jey cannot believe this is happening. Zayn says he was talking with the Tribal Chief and spitballing about the direction of The Bloodline. Zayn says they feel like Jey’s behavior as of late just hasn’t been very “Ucey.” An “Ucey” chant picks up. Zayn tells Jey to take a look around. Who doesn’t love Jimmy Uso? The crowd pops big for that. Then there’s Solo Sikoa. He gets another great pop. Sikoa stays stone-faced. Zayn says they’re all pretty cool. They just need Jey to be cool. Jey furiously looks at Zayn before staring at his cousin. Reigns tells him not to look at him. Jey says this has to be a joke. Is Reigns ribbing him? Zayn says he hates to be “that guy,” but he kind of…
Matt Riddle says they shouldn’t be talking about Friday. They should be talking about him tapping Seth Rollins in the Fight Pit on Saturday. Riddle says he knows they had a stipulation where he couldn’t challenge Reigns for the title again, but how about one more time in New York? Reigns looks stunned. Heyman whispers in Reigns’ ear. Reigns asks Brooklyn if Riddle should get one more chance tonight. Reigns then says, “Nah!” A deal is a deal. Riddle needs to get in the back of the line and stay there. Riddle says if Reigns won’t step up to the plate, maybe one of his Bloodline bros will.
A “Sami” chant picks up. Jey goads Zayn into stepping up to the plate. Zayn says, “Ok, yeet, my dog.” Zayn asks Riddle if he thinks he’s funny. Riddle says, “Yeet.” Zayn says Riddle cannot say “yeet.” That’s a Bloodline thing. Zayn doesn’t ever want to hear him say it again. Riddle says, “Yeet.” Jey says Riddle is lowkey disrespecting him. Zayn challenges Riddle to a match in Brooklyn tonight. Riddle says, “I accept… yeet!”
Coming up next, Johnny Gargano faces Austin Theory.
Video Package: WWE Extreme Rules highlights
Austin Theory vs. Johnny Gargano
The bell rings, and Theory immediately goes for the A-Town Down. Gargano slides off and scares him with a superkick attempt. Gargano punches away at him before chopping the chest. Theory quickly kicks Gargano, but Gargano avoids a chop. Gargano chops Theory’s chest, and a “Johnny Wrestling” chant picks up. Gargano stomps Theory down and chops the chest. Theory reverses a whip to the corner, but Gargano boots him back. Gargano comes off the second rope with a diving hurricanrana. Gargano then rolls and kicks him in the face. Theory rolls to the apron. Gargano forearms him in the face a few times, and Theory is woozy on the apron. Gargano goes for One Final Beat on the apron, but Theory blocks it. Theory then hits a fisherman’s buster on the LED apron! Ouch!
Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Gargano takes a few moments to recover before getting in the ring. Theory punches away at him and throws him out of the ring. Theory grabs Gargano and throws him hard into the barricade. Theory then throws him into the timekeeper’s area before taking a selfie with the fallen Gargano. Theory gets in the ring. Gargano makes it back in before the referee counts him out. Theory hits a traditional backbreaker for a two-count. Theory applies a chin lock. Gargano fights up and hits the ropes, but Theory grounds him with a back elbow to the face. Theory hits a snapmare and stomps the face for a two-count. Theory applies the chin lock again. Gargano fights up and punches out, but Theory knees him down. Theory goes for a suplex, but Gargano flips through and punches away at him. Gargano hits the ropes, but Theory big boots him. Gargano bounces into the ropes and hits a discus clothesline!
Back from the break, both men are down. Gargano gets to his feet and punches Theory. Theory reverses a whip, but Gargano hits a running cross-body block. Gargano attacks him in the corner, but Theory soon drops him on the apron. Theory charges, but Gargano hits a slingshot spear for a near fall. Theory rolls out of the ring to recover. Gargano goes for a baseball slide, but Theory gets in the ring. Gargano gets in the ring, but Theory strikes him down. Theory turns him inside out with a slam for a near fall.
Theory and Gargano begin trading punches before stunning each other with elbows. Theory covers up on a superkick attempt. Gargano kicks him in the knees and goes for a kick, but Theory ducks it. Theory applies the Gargano Escape to Gargano. Gargano rolls him over for a two-count to get out of it. Gargano takes Theory down and applies the Gargano Escape. Theory rolls over and powers Gargano up. Theory puts him on his shoulders, but Gargano gets out. Theory beats him to the punch on a superkick. Theory punches away at Gargano and goes to the apron. Theory goes for a rolling thunder dropkick, but Gargano superkicks him out of the ring. Gargano then hits a suicide dive into a DDT on the floor! Wow! Gargano gets Theory in the ring and hits One Final Beat for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Johnny Gargano
Coming up next, Rey Mysterio battles Chad Gable.
Uli Latukefu from “Young Rock” is at ringside. He looks just like a young Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Rey Mysterio vs. Chad Gable w/ Otis
Gable wrenches the arm and shoulder tackles him before pinning him for a two-count. Gable hits a headlock takeover, but Mysterio soon fights up. Gable sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head to eat a kick. Mysterio hits a running hurricanrana. Gable quickly gets out of the ring to recover. Gable gets on the apron, but Mysterio dropkicks him in the ankles. Mysterio slides out of the ring and hits a sunset flip powerbomb into the LED barricade.
We come back from the break to see Rey knock Gable off the ropes and hit a flying seated senton. Rey hits a head-scissor takeover. Gable quickly gets him on his shoulders and hits an electric chair front slam. Gable hits a German Suplex bridge for a near fall. Gable goes for another one, but Rey elbows out. Rey hits a wheelbarrow, but Gable rolls through and applies an ankle lock. Rey tries to kick out of it, but Gable holds on. Rey then rolls him into the ring post. Rey goes for a plancha, but Otis catches him. Rey gets out and sends Otis into the ring post. Rey looks at his son before getting in the ring. Gable goes for an Alabama Slam, but Rey counters to knock Gable into the ropes. Rey hits a 619 and a slingshot splash for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Rey Mysterio
Dominik Mysterio gets in the ring and appears to challenge his father. Rey declines and goes to leave, but Rhea Ripley is on the apron. Dominik again challenges his father and shoves him a few times. Dominik threatens his father, but Rey doesn’t take the bait. Dominik slaps his father in the face and screams at him to hit him. Rey charges and attacks Damian Priest getting on the apron. Finn Bálor runs in, but Rey hits a head-scissor that knocks him into Dominik by accident! Rey knocks Priest off the apron and knocks Bálor into the ropes. Rey goes for a 619, but Dominik clotheslines his father.
The crowd chants, “You suck,” to Dominik. Dominik begs Rey to hit him. Rey looks like he’s in tears. Rey is fighting an internal battle on what to do. Rey shakes his hand and turns his back. Dominik attacks his father from behind, knocking him into the ropes. Ripley holds him on the middle rope. Dominik then hits his father with a 619! Dominik stands over his father.
Later tonight, we’ll see the return of Bray Wyatt. The commentators make it sound like it’s just going to be a replay of what happened at Extreme Rules and not an actual Bray Wyatt appearance.
Replays are shown of what just happened with Rey and Dominik Mysterio. During the commercial break, Rey Mysterio sobbed in agony over what happened to his son. Dominik stared back callously.
The Judgment Day is in the ring. Rhea Ripley says she’s said it every week since the peasants can’t get it through their skulls. The Judgment Day runs Monday Night Raw. Damian Priest says they hate to hear the truth. Every single person that steps to them falls. All the while, the Judgment Day continues to rise.
Priest wants to talk about something more important. Finn Bálor handled business at Extreme Rules. Bálor says when you come at him, you best not miss. To all the people that were cheering, partying, and celebrating Edge’s miracle return to the ring after 9 years, he ended the party. Bálor stopped the celebration. Bálor pissed on their parade. Bálor made Edge say the words, “I quit.” Bálor asks Dominik Mysterio what Edge said. Dominik reiterates that he made Edge say, “I quit.” Priest also joins in. Bálor says he made Edge say that he quit because Bálor won’t quit. Bálor is too legit to quit.
Video: Edge quits at Extreme Rules in an attempt to save his wife, Beth Phoenix, from a con-chair-to. Ripley hit Phoenix with the chair anyway.
The Judgment Day laughs in the ring after watching the footage. Ripley says “The Glamazon” Beth Phoenix… what a joke. Ripley is wearing a memorial armband for Phoenix. Ripley says what she did to Phoenix is just a glimpse of what she can do. Dominik starts to speak, but the crowd loudly starts booing him. Dominik says watching Rhea in action smash Edge’s wife… the crowd is so loud they cut him off. Dominik says it did it for him and did it for the crowd as well. Dominik’s favorite part, other than giving his father a 619, was seeing the pathetic and devastated look on his face on Saturday night. Rey deserves to feel as useless and as helpless as he’s made him feel his entire life.
Bálor says that brings him to “Uncle Allan,” AJ Styles. Bálor says he hopes Styles has rethought his position because he’s just about out of mercy. Bálor wants to offer AJ Styles an ultimatum.
Bálor won’t have to wait long because AJ Styles makes his way to the ring. Styles asks if this is really what it’s coming down to. Styles says he’s not here to argue with Bálor. Styles gets in the ring and says Bálor is right. Everything that he ever needed was standing right in front of him. Styles’ back has been against the wall for too long. There comes a time in a man’s life when he needs friends. Styles needs family. Bálor motions that he is Styles’ family. Styles says he’s looked out for Bálor since Japan and bows to Bálor on one knee. Bálor pulls Styles up and embraces him. The crowd loudly boos at this development. Bálor says he’s proud of Styles and knew he’d come around. Styles says he wasn’t talking about him.
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson make their way to the ring! The OC is back! Anderson and Gallows stand with Styles. The crowd is buzzing loud for this. The crowd chants, “Holy sh!t,” and the USA Network’s audio keeps cutting out. The OC attacks the Judgment Day. Ripley kicks Anderson in the head, but Anderson recovers to beat on Dominik. In the ring, Bálor tries to escape Styles, but Styles chases him out. Styles tackles him over the commentary table. Priest is knocked into the crowd, and Ripley drags Dominik away. Bálor is left alone with the OC, so he scurries away. The OC stands tall in the ring. The camera cuts to a weird angle twice.
Byron Saxton is backstage with Damage CTRL. Saxton asks about Bayley’s setback. Dakota Kai says Bayley brought her back from rock bottom. Kai would do anything for her girls, but can you say the same about Alexa Bliss, Asuka, or Bianca Belair? IYO SKY speaks in Japanese. Kai says they will stop at nothing until Bayley holds the gold she rightly deserves. Sky speaks in Japanese again. Bayley says Sky talked about beating Candice’s ass.
Bayley battles Candice LeRae next.
Roman Reigns is leaving the arena with Paul Heyman and Solo Sikoa. Jey Uso comes up to him, but Reigns says he doesn’t have time since they’re heading into the city. Jey thinks he’s coming, but Reigns tells him he’s staying. Whatever Sami Zayn does, Jey has to be there. Reigns tells Jey to make sure the Honorary Uce wins his match tonight. Jey looks disgusted. Paul Heyman looks at him before leaving.
Bayley vs. Candice LeRae
The bell rings, and Bayley quickly kicks her down. Bayley stomps her in the corner. LeRae reverses a whip, but Bayley shoulder tackles her down for a two-count. LeRae comes back with some arm drags and a drop-toe-hold. LeRae hits a dropkick and a rolling neck snapper. LeRae hits a jackknife pin for a two-count. Bayley holds her ribs in pain from the Ladder Match two days ago. Bayley puts LeRae on the apron, but LeRae knocks her in the ribs. LeRae goes to the top rope and hits a missile dropkick. Bayley quickly rolls out of the ring to recover.
Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: LeRae hits Bayley with a baseball slide and puts her in the ring for a two-count. Bayley rolls out of the ring again. Bayley soon attacks her and smashes her knee on the ring post. LeRae holds her knee in pain. Bayley drags her into the ring for a two-count. Bayley stomps her and holds her ribs again. Bayley chokes LeRae on the ropes. Bayley stretches the injured knee out and attacks it. LeRae catches her with an inside cradle for a two-count. LeRae then rolls her up for another two-count.
Back from the break, LeRae gets to her feet and punches Bayley to the corner. LeRae punches away at her and hobbles away. LeRae hits a running uppercut, throws her down, and hits a step-up senton splash. LeRae dropkicks her for a near fall. Bayley quickly attacks the leg and hits a DDT to the leg. Bayley sets up for a Rose Plant, but LeRae counters into a roll-up for the victory!
Winner by Pinfall: Candice LeRae
LeRae quickly escapes the ring and celebrates. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai and IYO SKY quickly attack her from behind and get her in the ring. Kai and Sky hit a kick/backbreaker combo. Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair runs down, but Bayley attacks her. Kai and Sky double dropkick Belair. Bayley hits the ropes and knees LeRae in the face. Damage CTRL holds Belair up for Bayley to hit a flying elbow drop. Bayley poses and shouts that this is what a real tag team looks like.
The Miz is walking backstage when he finds his wife, Maryse. Miz is worried about holding a birthday celebration with Dexter Lumis lurking around. She gives him a gift. Miz unwraps it to reveal a baseball bat. Miz says it’s perfect, and they kiss.
The birthday celebration for The Miz is next.
Maryse is in the ring, which is decorated with a table full of gifts and an ice sculpture of The Miz. She introduces The Miz. Maryse wants to give him his gifts, which she spent a lot of money on. Miz gets an autographed bat from a Cleveland Guardians player. Miz taunts the crowd about Aaron Judge. Next, she gives him two big balls for his bat. Miz grabs another gift, and Dexter Lumis’ head is under it. Miz takes the bat and swings it at the table, but Lumis has already disappeared.
Lumis sneaks up on Miz and grabs him for an Anaconda Vice. Miz kicks to defend himself and accidentally knocks Maryse into the cake. Miz manages to escape and run off, leaving his wife in the ring. Maryse, covered in cake, is furious and leaves. Lumis grabs a knife and deflates the two big balls before eating a slice of cake to a big pop.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins, who has taped ribs, is warming up for his United States Championship match against Bobby Lashley later tonight.
Shawn Michaels, Road Dogg, and X-Pac are talking to two jobbers. They sarcastically pump them up to destroy Omos. They walk off and laugh. The Miz walks up to them with his deflated balls. Miz wants to talk to Triple H about what Dexter Lumis did to his massive gifts. They ask Maryse for some cake. Shawn Michaels says he knows Lumis. Lumis doesn’t just target people. Miz had to have pissed him off. Miz says he’d do anything to get him. Road Dogg suggests that The Miz go one-on-one with Dexter Lumis. If Miz wins, Lumis disappears. If Miz loses, he keeps Miz’s massive gifts and gets a contract. Michaels asks if he has the balls to take the offer. Miz accepts.
2-on-1 Handicap Match
Robert Adams and Joseph Torres vs. Omos w/ MVP
Omos absolutely brutalizes them. Omos throws them around the ring, hits a double chokeslam, and pins one of them with a foot on the chest.
Winner by Pinfall: Omos
After the match, MVP directs Omos to give Torres and Adams a tree slam each.
Coming up next, Bobby Lashley defends the United States Championship against Seth “Freakin” Rollins. We’ll also see the return of Bray Wyatt at Extreme Rules.
Lauren Huffstetler is shown at ringside. She won a scholarship.
Video: The return of Bray Wyatt at Extreme Rules two days ago.
United States Champion Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring. Lashley gets in the ring and greets Brooklyn. Lashley says he’ll be a fighting champion for everyone. Lashley has defeated some of the best in the business, like Drew McIntyre, Roman Reigns, and Brock Lesnar, and now he has Seth Rollins, who thinks it’s ok to sneak up on him. Rollins doesn’t think he got a fair shot at the United States Championship…
BROCK LESNAR’S MUSIC HITS!
Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring to a MASSIVE reaction! Lashley coldly stares at his old adversary. Cowboy Brock circles the ring and looks into the crowd. Lesnar gets in the ring and picks up a microphone. Lesnar says, “Well, holy shit!” Lesnar wishes Brooklyn a good evening and approaches Lashley smiling. Lesnar says, “…and good evening, Bobby Lashley!” Lesnar grabs Lashley and gives him an F5!
The crowd chants, “One more time,” so Lesnar nods. Lesnar hits a German Suplex and hits another F5! The crowd wants it one more time. Lesnar smiles and puts Lashley in the Kimura Lock! Lashley is in a lot of pain. Lesnar releases and coldly walks off. The commentators are wondering why Lesnar did that.
Replays are shown of Brock Lesnar returning and attacking Bobby Lashley moments ago.
Referees are checking on Bobby Lashley at ringside, who is clutching his arm. They’re trying to convince him to go to the back. Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his way to the ring with his ribs all taped up. Rollins demands that Lashley get in the ring and fight him. The referees try to get Lashley to come to the back. Rollins gets on the microphone and demands that Lashley gets in the ring. Rollins mentions that Lashley claims to be a fighting champion. Rollins says Lashley is supposed to be a fighter, a champion, and a soldier. Lashley is a disgrace to the US Title and a disgrace to his country! Lashley is infuriated and starts making his way to the ring. The referees try to convince him not to, but he shakes them off. Lashley’s left arm is dangling.
United States Championship
Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins
The bell rings, and Lashley immediately goes for a Spear, but Rollins counters with a Pedigree. Rollins covers, but Lashley kicks out! Rollins goes to the top rope and hits a frog splash. Rollins holds his ribs in pain before covering for another near fall! Rollins waits for Lashley to get up and goes for a Stomp, but Lashley avoids it. Lashley hits a Spear, but he’s too injured to follow up. Lashley goes for a Hurt Lock, but Rollins attacks the injured left arm. Rollins hits a rolling forearm and a superkick. Rollins floors him with a forearm to the back of the neck and kicks out his injured arm. Rollins connects with a Stomp and has the crowd sing his song again. Rollins hits a second Stomp to win the United States Championship!
Winner by Pinfall and new United States Champion: Seth “Freakin” Rollins
Rollins is handed the United States Championship, and he celebrates big time. Rollins poses with the title on the commentary table.
Replays are shown of Brock Lesnar attacking Bobby Lashley and then moments later, Seth “Freakin” Rollins beating Lashley for the United States Championship.
Bobby Lashley is walking backstage holding his arm. Byron Saxton asks about what just happened. Lashley says he’ll deal with Seth “Freakin” Rollins and get his title back soon, but he’s going to deal with Brock Lesnar first. Lashley challenges Lesnar to show up on Raw next week so he can show the Beast that he’s nothing but a bitch.
Bray Wyatt’s video cuts into the feed. Wyatt repeats over and over, “Revel in what you are!”
Matt Riddle makes his entrance. He’ll face Sami Zayn next.
Elias returns to Raw next week.
Matt Riddle vs. Sami Zayn w/ The Usos
They lock up, and Zayn applies a side headlock before shoulder blocking him down. Zayn holds a single finger up in the air. Zayn hooks another side headlock, but Riddle whips him off. Riddle drops down and kicks him in the chest. Riddle hits a knee to the ribs before kicking him in the chest. Riddle sends Zayn into the ropes and hits a stiff forearm for a two-count. Riddle applies a chin lock, but Zayn soon fights out. Riddle hits the ropes, but Zayn clotheslines him down for a two-count. Zayn punches away at Riddle against the ropes. Zayn chokes Riddle on the middle rope before the referee backs him up. Jey Uso gets a cheap shot in on Riddle. Zayn takes exception to that and says he doesn’t need Jey’s help. Zayn charges, but Riddle sends him out of the ring. Riddle follows him out, but Zayn attacks. Zayn then hits a slingshot moonsault block to the floor!
We come back from the break to see Riddle fight back at Zayn, but Zayn soon hits a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Zayn goes to the top rope, but Riddle scales the ropes and grabs him. Zayn fights him off and hits a head-butt. Zayn dives, but Riddle knees him out of midair for a near fall. The crowd chants, “Sami Uso.” Riddle goes to the top rope, but Zayn knocks him down. Jey Uso goes for a cheap shot, but Zayn stops him. Riddle rolls Zayn up for a near fall. Riddle knocks Zayn out of the ring and hits a springboard Floating Bro to the floor!
Back from the break, we see Riddle and Zayn both hitting the ropes and hitting a double clothesline. They’re both down. They slowly get to their feet and trade punches. Riddle hits him with a Ripcord Knee, knocking Zayn to the corner. Riddle charges, but Zayn counters with an exploder into the corner. Zayn signals for a Helluva Kick, but Riddle counters with a snap powerslam a la Randy Orton. Riddle goes for a hanging DDT, but Zayn counters into a back body drop to the floor. Zayn distracts the referee, but The Usos don’t attack. Jey Uso is just following Zayn’s orders from before. Riddle goes to ringside and kicks away at Zayn’s chest. Jey holds Jimmy Uso back from trying to help. Jey laughs as he watches what’s happening to Zayn. Riddle gets Zayn in the ring and gets out of a Blue Thunder Bomb. Riddle hits an RKO for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Matt Riddle
Matt Riddle celebrates as Jimmy Uso looks concerned for Sami Zayn.
“Are you ready?”
D-Generation X makes their way to the ring in a tank. Triple H, Shawn Michaels, X-Pac, and Road Dogg get in the ring. They throw some glowsticks into the crowd. X-Pac gives a shoutout to “The 9th Wonder of the World,” Chyna. Road Dogg goes through his usual shtick and has the crowd say, “The Badd Ass Billy Gunn” part. Corey Graves mentions he’s somewhere else talking about hardware. Road Dogg calls them “D-Geriatric X.”
Triple H thanks the crowd for 25 great years of DX and has to pause to catch his breath. They pose and say, “Let’s get ready to suck it.” HBK again thanks the crowd (they chant “HBK”) and says if they’re out here in 25 more years to put them out of their misery. Of course, if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for you… you know what it is. DX poses to end the show.