WWE Raw Results
October 17, 2022
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (Paycom 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 right into the Paycom Center to see Bobby Lashley already in the ring, pacing around. Lashley calls out Brock Lesnar… and Brock Lesnar responds!
Brock Lesnar, wearing what has become his trademark cowboy hat, comes down to the ring smiling. Lesnar removes his hat and salutes the crowd, who gives him a great ovation. Lesnar takes his time getting to the ring. An irate Bobby Lashley has waited long enough and gets out of the ring to attack him. Lesnar grabs Lashley and slams him into the apron before slamming him into the ring post. Lesnar lifts him for an F5 on the floor, but Lashley slides off and sends him into the ring post! Lashley then spears Lesnar through the barricade!
Referees, trainers, and wrestlers run down to separate Lashley and Lesnar. They back Lashley up the entrance ramp, but Lashley breaks through. Lashley charges around the ringside area and spears Lesnar onto the commentary table. It appears it was supposed to break, but it didn’t. They fall to the floor and continue brawling before Lashley quickly slams him through the table! Lashley is backed up by the cavalry again. The crowd is chanting, “Bobby!” Lesnar is down and in a lot of pain.
Replays are shown of what just happened.
Replays are shown of the massive brawl between Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar moments ago.
The wreckage at ringside from the brawl is shown.
Tonight, we’ll see The O.C. battle Alpha Academy. We’ll also see The Miz and Dexter Lumis finally come to blows after months of build-up. If Lumis wins, he will receive a WWE contract. Finally, we’ll look back at Bray Wyatt’s appearance on SmackDown.
The main event of the evening will see longtime rivals Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Matt Riddle battle for the United States Championship.
Tag Team Match
The O.C. (Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson) w/ AJ Styles vs. Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis)
Chad Gable will start against Karl Anderson. They lock up, and Gable wrenches the arm. Anderson turns it on him, so Gable rolls through and takes him down with a headlock. Anderson fights up and whips him off, but Gable shoulder blocks him down. Gable taunts the crowd before hitting the ropes, but Anderson floors him with a hip toss and a clothesline. Anderson chops the chest before sending him into the ropes for a back elbow. Anderson bounces him in the corner and tags Luke Gallows in. Gable tags Otis in as well. Gallows punches Otis, but Otis soon attacks the midsection. Otis charges, but Gallows sidesteps him. Gallows hits a running elbow and punches away at him. Gallows hits the ropes, but Otis stuns him with a back elbow. Otis scares Anderson away, but he turns into a big boot from Gallows. Anderson tags in and attacks Otis. Anderson hits the ropes, but Gable gets a cheap shot in. Otis distracts the referee, so Gable sends Anderson into the ring post.
We come back from the break to see Otis tag in. Gable whips Anderson hard into the corner, and Otis follows up with an avalanche. Otis goes to the second rope for a Vader Bomb, but Anderson moves just in the nick of time. Gallows tags in, and Gallows runs wild on Alpha Academy. The O.C. goes for the Magic Killer on Gable, but Otis breaks it up. Anderson has been tagged in. Gable hits a northern lights suplex for a two-count. Gallows sends Otis into the ring steps. Gable goes for a moonsault, but Anderson gets a foot up. Gable grabs the foot and goes for an ankle lock. Anderson gets out and hits a Double-A Spinebuster. Gallows tags in, and they hit Gable with a Magic Killer for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The O.C.
Styles gets in the ring and poses with The O.C.
The Judgment Day makes their way to the stage. Finn Bálor says the “Too Sweet” thing has been done before. Damian Priest says they think they accomplished something great last week. The crowd interrupts him with a “You suck” chant. Priest says they stopped giving a damn about the crowd a long time ago. Priest says the only thing The O.C. guaranteed last week was getting cooked by The Judgment Day.
Bálor says he started this stupid little club. He made them and will break them. Bálor is here to challenge them to a match at Crowd Jewel. Styles immediately accepts. Styles doesn’t understand why everyone does this. This is Monday Night Raw. They’re standing right there, and they’re in the ring. They can do this right here and now… unless they have to ask their mother (Rhea Ripley) for permission.
Dominik Mysterio grabs the microphone and tells Styles to shut his mouth unless he wants to be like his father, who ran to SmackDown with his tail between his legs because he couldn’t hang with The Judgment Day. Styles says Mysterio thinks he’s bad because he’s with The Judgment Day. Mysterio is a piece of trash who turned on his family. Mysterio is a punk. If he wants to run his mouth, they can do something about it. Styles challenges Mysterio to a match tonight. Ripley says Dominik will rip him limb from limb. Mysterio looks shocked before saying he’ll do this. Styles wants to do it right now. Mysterio says he’s not ready yet, but when he is, then he’ll mop the floor with him in about an hour or so. Styles tells him to get in his gear and stretch. Maybe he should drink some water because Styles is going to do what his father should have done to him: beat the piss out of him. That will be “Too Sweet!”
Later tonight, Seth “Freakin” Rollins will put his United States Championship on the line against Matt Riddle. We’ll see the new United States Champion next.
Video Package: Seth “Freakin” Rollins defeated Bobby Lashley for the United States Championship last week on Raw following an attack by Brock Lesnar.
United States Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his way to the ring, happily dancing around. Rollins welcomes the crowd to “Monday Night Rollins.” Rollins says he wants to reintroduce himself. He is a visionary. He is a revolutionary. He is Seth “Freakin” Rollins. Oh, and he’s the United States Champion! For all the haters and doubters that counted him out, they can kiss his big, beautiful, red behind. For all the fine folks out there who have always had his back and never counted him out, they can do what they’ve done and sing his song. The crowd starts to sing his song.
Rollins says it is a historic night because they’ll see the first defense in what will undoubtedly become the greatest United States Championship run of all time. In the main event tonight, he’ll wipe this mat with Matt Riddle’s face. In doing so, he’ll clear up a miscommunication that was Extreme Rules. A light “You tapped out” chant picks up. Rollins says he may have tapped out when Riddle had him in the triangle sleeper, but that was a strategic move. Rollins did that for them. Two days after Extreme Rules, he had to come to Monday Night Raw to beat Bobby Lashley to become the new United States Champion. Rollins did that for them.
Mustafa Ali interrupts Rollins. Ali sarcastically congratulates Rollins on becoming the new United States Champion. Ali says he was waiting for Rollins to give a shoutout to Brock Lesnar for the assist, but since he’s not mentioning it, then Ali won’t either. Ali says the former United States Champion Bobby Lashley promised him the next title match. Things change. Ali gets that. Ali gets in the ring and says his challenge still remains the same. Ali wants to fight Rollins for the United States Championship.
Rollins cackles and asks if he looks like Bobby Lashley. Rollins tells Ali to get to the back of the line. Rollins is focusing on Riddle tonight. Ali has two options. Ali can party with all of them and celebrate the new champion, or he can skedaddle his way out of the ring because Ali doesn’t belong in the ring with Rollins. Rollins cackles in his face again, so Ali takes Rollins’ glasses off and throws them. Ali says he may be Seth “Freakin” Rollins, but Ali is his next freakin’ problem. Rollins says he appreciates what he’s trying to do. Rollins actually likes him and respects him. Ali is one of the best performers they have in WWE, but he’s an even better human being.
Rollins continues to compliment him before sucker-punching him in the face. Rollins punches away at Ali and throws him out of the ring. The crowd loudly boos Rollins. Rollins goes to ringside and says, “Problem solved!” Ali attacks Rollins from behind. Rollins quickly hits him in the throat and throws him hard into the ring post. Rollins angrily grabs his United States Championship and storms off.
WWE Hall of Famer JBL’s limousine pulls up into the arena.
Bayley will be on commentary for the next match.
Non-Title Tag Team Match
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai and IYO SKY) vs. Candice LeRae and Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair
Candice LeRae starts the match against IYO SKY. Sky takes LeRae down and punches her. They roll around the ring, striking away at each other. LeRae hits a pair of arm drags and kicks her in the midsection. LeRae goes for a head-scissor takeover, but Sky lands on her feet. LeRae then dropkicks her down. Bianca Belair tags in and hits a handspring standing moonsault for a two-count. Belair lifts Sky, but Sky slides off and tags Dakota Kai in. Kai hooks Belair with a side headlock, but Belair whips her off and shoulder tackles her. Kai quickly attacks Belair and tags Sky back in. Sky and Kai go for a double-team suplex, but Belair (sort of) land on her feet and tags LeRae in. Belair puts LeRae on her shoulders and swings her to take out Kai and Sky. LeRae hits Sky with a baseball slide. Belair sends Kai out of the ring with a chickenwing throw. LeRae then hits a springboard cross-body block onto Sky and Kai on the floor.
We come back from the break to see Sky stretching Belair out. Belair gets out of it and tries to tag LeRae in, but Kai tags in and stops her. Kai grabs the braid, but Belair gets out and tags LeRae in. LeRae runs wild on Kai and Sky. LeRae steps on Kai and hits Sky with a senton splash! LeRae attacks Kai for a two-count. Kai attacks LeRae, but LeRae fights her off. Sky distracts LeRae, so Kai knocks her down. Sky tags in and hits a slingshot double knee to the face for a near fall. Kai tags in and attacks, but LeRae eventually gets away with an enzuigiri.
Belair and Sky tag in. Belair hits a pair of clotheslines and a dropkick. Kai runs in, but Belair hits a wild gutbuster. Sky charges, but Belair hits a back body drop. Belair punches away at Sky in the corner before booting her away. LeRae blind tags in. Belair backflips over Sky and lifts her for a delayed vertical suplex. LeRae hits a missile dropkick as Belair slams her. Kai breaks up the pin! Kai hits a Scorpion Kick on LeRae before sending Belair to the apron. Kai knocks Belair off the apron. Kai then turns into a codebreaker from LeRae.
Bayley gets up from commentary and grabs a kendo stick. Belair grabs Bayley by the hair, and they begin brawling over the commentary table. The referee sees this and, for some reason, doesn’t call for the bell. In the ring, Sky slams LeRae. Kai tags in. Sky and Kai hit a double-team slam on LeRae for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Damage CTRL
Matt Riddle is asked about the comments Seth “Freakin” Rollins made. Riddle says he’s going to take Rollins down before walking off when he sees Mustafa Ali. Riddle says he showed a lot of guts stepping up to Rollins. They then hear The Miz scream. Miz is shown holding his knee. Miz runs down a janitor who left the puddle that he had just slipped in. Miz says he’s torn his ACL and cannot compete tonight. Miz tells them to get a doctor.
The Judgment Day is talking backstage when Cora Jade from NXT walks up. Cora Jade talks about having to face Raquel Rodriguez on NXT tomorrow night. Jade asks Rhea Ripley if she’ll face Roxanne Perez tomorrow night in the Pick Your Poison match. Ripley says she’ll take Roxanne down for her.
WWE Hall of Famer John “Bradshaw” Layfield makes his way to the ring to a big reception. JBL says it takes a momentous occasion for the Wrestling God to come out. JBL says he has a huge announcement and apologizes to the world for having to do it in Oklahoma City. JBL runs down the Sooners to huge boos. JBL says he really despises this state and everyone in the crowd. JBL has great news. Rey Mysterio has left Monday Night Raw. Dominik has finally figured out what we knew decades ago that deadbeat dad Rey Mysterio is one of the worst humans on the planet. Rey wears a mask because he’s ashamed of himself. That void led to the greatest trade since the Bambino came to the Bronx. It’s time for them to put their chubby hands together to welcome the newest addition to Monday Night Raw: Mr. Baron Corbin!
Baron Corbin comes out in a newer wardrobe. JBL tells the crowd to look at this man. JBL wanted WWE to give some competition. They gave a former World Champion and Money in the Bank winner in Dolph Ziggler. JBL says Ziggler is a show stealer, but all he’s been doing is stealing money from WWE. JBL says Ziggler would never have made the cut in the Attitude Era. Most of the roster today wouldn’t. They would have to buy a ticket to enjoy the show and watch stars like Baron Corbin. JBL says Corbin is going to be the newest Wrestling God.
Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Corbin next.
JBL will be on commentary for the next match.
Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler
The bell rings, and Corbin almost immediately clotheslines Ziggler out of the ring. Corbin goes outside and puts Ziggler back in the ring. Ziggler kicks Corbin twice and punches him. Corbin bounces off the ropes, and big boots him down. Corbin floors Ziggler with a straight right hand. JBL is calling Kevin Patrick “Shamrock” on commentary. Corbin punches Ziggler down and chokes him with his boot. Corbin hits a back elbow for a near fall. Ziggler fights back and punches away at him in the corner. Corbin powers out and throws him, but Ziggler lands on his feet. Ziggler elbows him back and hits a spike DDT for a near fall. Ziggler continues to attack Corbin and rakes his face on the ropes. Corbin fights back and drops him with an inverted vertical suplex! Corbin hits an out-and-in clothesline and looks around. JBL is pleased with that lariat. Ziggler rolls out of the ring to recover, so Corbin follows him out and sends him into the ring steps.
We come back from the break to see Corbin beating Ziggler down. The crowd taunts Corbin, so he shouts at them. Ziggler fights back, but Corbin pushes him off. Corbin charges, but Ziggler sidesteps him. Ziggler attacks him getting back in the ring, and hits a pair of clotheslines. Ziggler punches away at Corbin and hits a reverse neckbreaker. Ziggler drops an elbow for a near fall. JBL says he is not concerned for Corbin at all. Ziggler sets up for a famouser, but Corbin drops him with a fallaway slam for a near fall. Corbin is furious.
Ziggler fights back and connects with a famouser for a near fall. They trade punches before Ziggler head-butts him. Corbin quickly hits the Deep Six and covers for a near fall. Corbin is infuriated and frustrated. JBL continues to put Corbin over on commentary. Corbin puts Ziggler on the top rope, but Ziggler fights him off. Ziggler leaps, but Corbin catches him for a chokeslam. Ziggler gets out, hits a dropkick, avoids a big boot, and hits a Zig-Zag for a near fall. For the first time, JBL was worried. Shortly after, Corbin avoids a superkick and hits the End of Days for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Baron Corbin
JBL gets in the ring and celebrates with Baron Corbin.
The Miz is in the trainer’s room and won’t let his knee be touched. Byron Saxton comes up and asks if he’ll be able to face Dexter Lumis. Miz says his knee is too hurt. Saxton talks about how it appears this was staged. Miz says he is very injured. Of course, they’ll say he staged it. Offscreen, someone shouts, “Oh my God, it’s Dexter Lumis!” A terrified Miz jumps up to his feet, showing his knee isn’t injured. It turns out to be Johnny Gargano, who says he thought Byron Saxton was Dexter Lumis. Gargano laughs and walks off. Miz says his superior DNA fixed his knee. Tonight, he’s taking Lumis down.
We’ll take a look at Bray Wyatt’s appearance on SmackDown next.
MVP is backstage with Omos. MVP says he’s not here to disparage Braun Strowman. MVP puts over his size and his resume, saying that Strowman’s name strikes fear in the heart of ordinary men. MVP says Omos is not an ordinary man. They’re going to SmackDown on Friday, where Omos will look down on Strowman. The Nigerian Giant fears no one. Monsters aren’t real, but giants are.
Video Package: Bray Wyatt’s return promo on SmackDown
The O.C. is backstage when Cameron Grimes from NXT walks up to them to ask if they’ll team with him tomorrow. They agree because they know Grimes has a lot of cash.
Coming up next, Dominik Mysterio will battle AJ Styles.
The commentary talks about Crown Jewel and how Bobby Lashley versus Brock Lesnar was just made official for the show.
AJ Styles w/ The O.C. vs. Dominik Mysterio w/ The Judgment Day
The bell rings, and Styles immediately attacks Mysterio. Styles punches away at him and bounces him off the turnbuckles. Styles crushes Mysterio with a backbreaker, and Mysterio writhes around on the mat in pain. Styles hits another backbreaker before punching away at him. Styles hits a snap suplex. Mysterio crawls to the ropes, so Styles chops him and sends him into the ropes. Styles lowers his head and eats a kick, so Styles responds with an overhead kick. Styles bounces Mysterio off the turnbuckle and punches away at him in the corner. Mysterio rolls out of the ring to recover/save himself. Styles follows him out and bounces him off the barricade. Styles puts Mysterio back in the ring and turns to see Rhea Ripley approaching him. Ripley challenges him. Mysterio then wipes Styles out with a springboard cross-body block to the floor!
Mysterio gets Styles in the ring and punches away at Styles. Mysterio chokes Styles on the ropes before stomping away at him. Mysterio snaps Styles off the ropes and hits a slingshot plancha a la Eddie Guerrero. Styles kicks out quickly and wipes out Mysterio with a strike combo. Styles then floors him with a forearm plancha. Styles throws Mysterio into the timekeeper’s area.
We come back from the break to see Mysterio begging Styles off. Styles responds by kicking him in the face. Styles bounces him in the corner and slams him down. Styles goes to the top rope, but Mysterio cuts him off. Styles punches Mysterio down and stands on the top rope. Finn Bálor quickly gets on the apron to distract the referee. Rhea Ripley jumps up and shoves Styles off the top rope. Mysterio takes advantage by stomping away at Styles. Mysterio whips Styles to the corner and hits a running clothesline for a one-count. Mysterio stomps away at Styles before hitting the Three Amigos for a near fall. Styles quickly pops up and fights back. Styles reverses a whip and clotheslines him down twice. Styles hits a snapmare and a sliding forearm for a near fall. Styles follows up with a pumphandle gutbuster for another near fall.
Styles puts Mysterio on the top rope. Mysterio tries to fight him and hit a tornado DDT, but Styles puts him right back on the top rope. Mysterio again fights him and hits a tornado DDT for a near fall. Mysterio dropkicks Styles into the ropes and goes for a 619, but Styles ducks it. Styles takes him down and applies a Calf Crusher. Mysterio screams in pain and gets to the bottom rope to break the hold. Styles tries to pull Mysterio into the ring, but Bálor grabs him and pulls him out. The Judgment Day and the O.C. get into a staredown at ringside. Styles attacks Mysterio and puts him back in the ring. Ripley grabs Styles’ foot as he gets in the ring. Mysterio rolls Styles up and picks up the victory!
Winner by Pinfall: Dominik Mysterio
The Miz is warming up backstage when Johnny Gargano comes up to him. Gargano tells Miz to tell the truth. Miz says the truth is he’s been stalked by a lunatic and will get him banned after tonight. When he’s done with Lumis, he’ll have a score to settle with Gargano. Gargano agrees.
Coming up next, The Miz will take on Dexter Lumis. If Dexter Lumis wins, he’ll receive a WWE contract.
Dexter Lumis is making his entrance when The Miz attacks him from behind with a steel chair! Miz beats him down with the chair and gives him a Skull Crushing Finale. Lumis is down on the stage and not moving. Referees check on him as The Miz walks off.
Byron Saxton is backstage with Damage CTRL. He asks them what’s next. Bayley says he needs to appreciate the now. Where’s Alexa Bliss? They got rid of her. Dakota Kai asks where Asuka is. IYO SKY says she’s gone. Bayley says Raquel and Shotzi should be watching because they don’t stand a chance on SmackDown. Bianca Belair didn’t pin her at Extreme Rules. Next week, she’ll show Bianca Belair what happens when she’s in control.
Next week, Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair will battle Bayley. It doesn’t appear that the Raw Women’s Championship will be on the line.
Elias returns next.
The Miz is walking backstage when Johnny Gargano stops him. Gargano warns him to come clean.
Elias is back in the ring. He’s standing in front of a keyboard. Two guitars are in the ring, as well. Elias says he’s here because his younger brother’s career was tragically cut short. Still, the show must go on, so who wants to walk with Elias? Normally, he’d come out and play the guitar, but he wanted to do something special for Oklahoma City. Elias wants to play the keys. He gets emotional while playing it, so he asks them to silence their cell phones.
Matt Riddle comes out with bongos. Riddle says he’s not here to interrupt him. Riddle is a huge Elias fan. Riddle says when Ezekiel was around, he’d get so Zeked up. Does Elias want to hit his bong? Riddle gets the crowd to sing, “Oh, walk with Elias.” Elias says he appreciates his fans but asks Riddle to sit and watch the performance. Riddle asks if they can play together one day. Elias promises they will one day play together.
Elias begins to play the keyboard. Soon, he’s interrupted by United States Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins. Rollins laughs as he makes his way to the ring.
United States Championship
Matt Riddle vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins (c)
The bell rings, and Riddle immediately goes for a triangle choke. Rollins quickly gets to the ropes and pulls himself out of the ring. Elias is still at ringside, so Rollins argues with him. Rollins gets in the ring to square off with Riddle before quickly bailing out before they make contact. Rollins takes his time before getting back in the ring. Riddle attacks him and kicks away at him in the corner before Rollins rolls out of the ring again to recover. Riddle follows him out and attacks him from behind. Riddle gets Rollins in the ring and hits a deadlift gutwrench suplex. Rollins quickly hits a throat thrust and stomps away at him. Rollins whips him hard into the corner twice. Rollins kicks him and hits a vertical suplex for a two-count. Rollins chops the chest and talks some trash. Riddle quickly pulls Rollins out of the ring and teases a springboard Floating Bro, but Rollins moves. Elias and Rollins argue at ringside. Rollins shoves him, so Elias hits a knee to the face! The referee was distracted by Riddle.
We come back from the break to see Rollins knee Riddle in the face for a near fall. Rollins takes a few moments before kicking Riddle in the face a few times. Riddle blocks a kick and hits an overhead kick. Riddle hits a running elbow and a forearm before hitting an exploder. Riddle goes for a Broton, but Rollins gets the knees up. Riddle elbows Rollins back and climbs the ropes for a Floating Bro to pick up a near fall.
Riddle grabs Rollins for a powerbomb, but Rollins gets out and tries for a Pedigree. Riddle counters, but Rollins rolls him up for a two-count. Rollins elbows him and goes for an elbow to the neck, but Riddle avoids it. Riddle knees him in the face and hits the Bro Derek for a near fall. Riddle heads to the top rope, but Rollins cuts him off. Rollins hits an inverted superplex followed by a reverse DDT for a near fall! Wow!
Rollins goes to the top rope for a frog splash, but Riddle counters into a triangle attempt! Rollins powers him up and slams him, but Riddle won’t let go. Rollins powers him up again and bounces him off the turnbuckles before hitting a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Riddle still keeps the triangle applied! Rollins just barely gets a foot on the bottom rope before he passes out. Riddle lets Rollins go. Rollins pulls himself out of the ring, looking roughed up. Elias approaches Rollins. Rollins tells him to hit him, but Elias won’t. Rollins then superkicks him down. Riddle attacks Rollins and gets him in the ring. Riddle hits a snap powerslam followed by a draping DDT. Riddle sets up for an RKO. Riddle goes for the RKO as Elias gets into the ring. Rollins counters and throws Riddle into Elias. Rollins follows up with a Stomp on Riddle for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall and still United States Champion: Seth “Freakin” Rollins
Immediately following his victory, Rollins hits Elias with a Stomp. Rollins stands tall with the United States Championship before putting it under Riddle’s face. Rollins goes to give Riddle a Stomp on the title, but Mustafa Ali cuts him off. Ali knocks Rollins out of the ring and hits a wild suicide dive that sends Rollins over the commentary table! Ali clotheslines Rollins over the barricade, so Rollins runs away. Ali shouts that he is Rollins’ problem now.