WWE Raw Results
November 21, 2022
Albany, New York (MVP Arena)
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.
The Raw video plays, and we go live into the MVP Arena to see a big pyrotechnics display.
Kevin Owens makes his way to the ring to a big ovation. Footage is shown of Owens returning on SmackDown. Owens says he joined the WarGames match this past Friday to take on the Bloodline. Owens did this to get to one specific person. That person is not Sami Zayn. Owens still considers Zayn to be a brother. The person Owens is coming to Survivor Series for is Roman Reigns. It’s been two long years since they last faced each other in the ring. This Saturday, Owens is coming to remind Reigns about who the hell he is. He is Kevin Owens. He is the guy that took Reigns to the limit three times. Owens is the guy that would have ended that history-making title reigns before it started if not for the Bloodline. Owens is coming to WarGames to take out the entire Bloodline. The next time they face, there will be nothing stopping Owens from kicking Reigns’ ass and taking his titles.
A “Kevin Owens” chant picks up. Owens showed up on SmackDown last Friday because he was extended an invitation by some guys. Owens thought it would be rude not to return the favor, so he’s not coming alone. The Brawling Brutes make their way to the ring through the crowd. Drew McIntyre soon follows behind them, coming down the aisle.
Drew McIntyre and Sheamus will battle The Usos on SmackDown, with the winning team securing the advantage in the WarGames match.
The Brawling Brutes and Drew McIntyre get in the ring. Ridge Holland says, “Albany… it’s fight night!” Sheamus says there’s a fire cooking in the stove. This Saturday night will be the most painstaking, career-altering match in the history of WWE. This Saturday, it’s WarGames! Sheamus told Sami Zayn that he would crap his Ucey pants when he found out who their fifth member was. That fifth member is the Prize Fighter” K.O.! McIntyre says he can’t remember when Reigns and his Bloodline weren’t holding the top titles hostage using the numbers game. This Saturday, it’ll all change. You’re looking at five lads that would walk into hell with a smile on their faces to tear apart the Bloodline. There are no rules. McIntyre asks if they’re ready for a war.
The Judgment Day comes out to the stage. Rhea Ripley tells Drew McIntyre to shut up. The only thing people will be talking about at Survivor Series is how many women she’ll tear apart. This is Monday Night Raw, the show that the Judgment Day runs. Damian Priest says this isn’t playtime. If they’re in the ring, they better show respect to the Judgment Day. Dominik Mysterio tells them to go back to SmackDown and tells his deadbeat dad he said hello.
Finn Bálor says he’s here to say something to AJ Styles. Styles has been stealing from him for so long that it’s time for taxing. Bálor is coming for him. As for the people in the ring, Bálor hopes the Bloodline destroys them. The next time they show up on Raw, the Judgment Day won’t be so nice.
Sheamus asks Bálor, a fellow Irishman, how he’s doing. They may have homes 10 miles apart, but they’re worlds apart. Sheamus says he has no respect for Bálor. Bálor is the kind of guy he’s come to despise. Bálor says even salt looks like sugar, and he’s salty. Sheamus says he’s been waiting a long time to get in the ring and tear Bálor apart. Sheamus suggests they do the Judgment Day vs. the Brawling Brutes right here and now. Bálor says Sheamus is speaking his language. Priest accepts.
The Judgment Day gets in the ring and starts to brawl with the Brawling Brutes! The Brutes quickly clear them from the ring.
6-Man Tag Team Match
The Brawling Brutes (Sheamus, Butch, and Ridge Holland) vs. The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor, Damian Priest, and Dominik Mysterio) w/ Rhea Ripley
We join this match in progress. Bálor is being beaten down in the corner of the Brawling Brutes. Sheamus tags in, but Bálor runs away and tags Damian Priest in. Kevin Owens is on commentary for this match. Sheamus and Priest brawl. Priest punches Sheamus back to the corner. Sheamus turns him around and punches away at him. Priest reverses a whip to the opposite corner and charges, but Sheamus boots him down. Sheamus pulls himself to the top rope, but Priest grabs him by the throat. Sheamus gets on the apron, avoids a kick, and knocks Priest back. Sheamus goes to the top rope and connects with a flying clothesline for a near fall.
Ridge Holland tags in and attacks Priest. Holland goes for a delayed vertical suplex, but Priest gets out. Priest sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a knee. Priest quickly comes back with a back elbow. Priest punches away at Holland in the corner and executes a Broken Arrow. Dominik Mysterio tags in and punches away at the fallen Holland. The crowd LOUDLY boos Mysterio. Mysterio continues to punch away at Holland and boots him in the head. Holland knocks Mysterio back, so Bálor tags in. Bálor drops an elbow on Holland and picks up a one-count. Bálor hits a snapmare and connects with a low dropkick for a two-count. Bálor hits a snap suplex and tags Mysterio back into the match. Mysterio stomps away at Holland and punches him. A “Who’s your Daddy” chant picks up. Mysterio signals for the Three Amigos, but Holland powers him up for a suplex.
Bálor and Butch tag in. Butch kicks Bálor to the corner and throws him down. Butch hits a double knee onto the arm. Butch goes for a German Suplex, but Mysterio grabs Bálor’s arms. Butch kicks Mysterio’s hand and attacks Priest. Butch attacks Bálor and gets Mysterio out of the ring. Butch goes for a Fujiwara Armbar, but Priest pulls him out of the ring and hits a chokeslam on the apron.
We come back from the break to see Butch kicking away at Priest. Priest knocks him back to the corner, but Butch boots him. Butch charges, but Priest big boots him down. Priest sends Butch to the corner and avalanches him. Bálor tags in and stomps Butch. Mysterio tags in and hits a slingshot senton. Priest tags in. Bálor hits Butch with a backbreaker, and Priest drops a leg for a near fall. Mysterio tags in and stomps away at Butch. The crowd loudly boos him. Butch grabs Mysterio and snaps his fingers. Bálor quickly tags in, but Butch hits him with an enzuigiri. Mysterio quickly blindsides Sheamus by shoving him into the ring post. Holland charges, but Mysterio hides behind Ripley.
Holland tags in and shoulder tackles Bálor three times. Holland avalanches Bálor in the corner twice before running into the boots. Bálor charges, but Holland hits a tilt-a-whirl body slam. Priest runs in, but Holland takes him down. Bálor quickly stops Holland’s momentum with a falling elbow drop.
Sheamus and Mysterio tag in. Sheamus smiles as he sizes up the young Mysterio. Mysterio runs away, but Sheamus catches him going up the ramp. Suddenly, The O.C. makes their way to the ring with Mia Yim by their side. Sheamus takes Bálor down in the ring and hits Mysterio with an Irish Curse Backbreaker. Sheamus goes for the 10 Beats of the Bodhran on Mysterio, but he stops to elbow Priest. Mysterio snaps Sheamus off the top rope. Butch soon attacks Priest and knocks him out of the ring. Butch hits a moonsault block to the floor before being annihilated by Bálor. Sheamus grabs Bálor, but Mysterio rolls him up for a two-count. Sheamus grabs Mysterio on the apron, and Drew McIntyre is laughing. Sheamus brutalizes the chest of Dominik Mysterio with the 10 Beats of the Bodhran, except Sheamus makes it an even 20.
Sheamus signals for the end. Sheamus goes for a Brogue Kick and connects on Mysterio! Sheamus covers for the victory.
Winners by Pinfall: The Brawling Brutes
Bálor attacks Sheamus from behind, but Sheamus fights him off. Sheamus brawls with Priest at ringside. Luke Gallows then destroys Priest with a spin kick on the ramp. Kevin Owens gets up from commentary and gets in the ring. Owens then hits Bálor with a Stunner! The Brawling Brutes stand tall with Owens in the ring. McIntyre lounges at the commentary table before getting in the ring to celebrate.
Cathy Kelley finds Johnny Gargano backstage. Gargano says he wants a rematch against The Miz because he takes too many shortcuts. She asks about Dexter Lumis. Gargano says he wants to help out an old friend. Gargano will not get involved in Lumis’ business next week so Lumis won’t be involved tonight. Gargano says he’ll take out The Miz next.
Johnny Gargano makes his way to the ring, ready to fight The Miz. The Miz comes out dressed in a suit. Miz wants to beat Gargano down, but he got injured doing a TikTok. Miz hurt his hand on a cactus because he’s rich. In one week’s time, he will be ready to beat Dexter Lumis. For tonight, Miz knows Gargano wants to put on a show. Miz did the right thing and found Gargano an opponent.
That opponent is Omos. The Miz will be on commentary for this match.
Johnny Gargano vs. Omos w/ MVP
Omos quickly takes Gargano down with a big boot. Gargano rolls out of the ring to recover. Omos goes outside and smushes Gargano’s skull on the commentary table before putting him in the ring. Omos goes to get inside, but Gargano dropkicks him off the apron. Gargano makes Omos stumble with a suicide dive. Gargano goes for a plancha, but Omos catches him and drops him on the apron. Omos tries to pull him into the ring, but Gargano kicks him back. Miz quickly distracts Gargano. Omos goes for a Tree Slam, but Gargano knees him. Gargano avoids an avalanche, and Omos is down on the mat. Gargano superkicks Omos three times, and Omos is motionless. Gargano goes to the top rope and dives, but Omos grabs him by the throat. Omos hits a nasty chokeslam for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Omos
The Miz laughs heartily at ringside. Omos and MVP stand tall in the ring.
United States Champion Seth “Freakin” Rollins will be interviewed next.
Video Package: Austin Theory viciously attacks Seth “Freakin” Rollins last week on Raw
Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick interview Seth “Freakin” Rollins. Rollins says he feels great despite being mauled by Bobby Lashley and Austin Theory. Graves asks about facing a newly refreshed Theory and Lashley. Rollins says he has a bone to pick with these two men and figured a Triple Therat was the best way. You have to survive a wild Bobby Lashley. Rollins never says die. Theory has lost everything and may be more dangerous than he’s ever been, but he’s still the stupidest person on the face of the earth. It’s not because he tried to cash in his contract on the United States Championship. Rollins thought that was smart. Theory is the stupidest because he jumped Rollins last week. Theory tried to make a name off him, but that never ends well. Ask Cody Rhodes. This Saturday at Survivor Series, Rollins says it will be a war. You’ve got three men who do not like each other going toe-to-toe. They could all snap at any second. Lashley is a brute, and he can handle that. As for Theory, Rollins used to be him. What will they do to prepare for Rollins? Rollins is one of one. After Survivor Series, he will still be the United States Champion.
Austin Theory is shown angrily watching the interview backstage. Theory says no one understands him. Hitting rock bottom is the best thing that ever happened to him. Theory isn’t the youngest-this-or-that. Theory is a new man. After Survivor Series, the entire business will know what time it is. Theory tells Rollins and Lashley to watch closely what he does to Mustafa Ali because it’s a preview of the Survivor Series.
Mustafa Ali vs. Austin Theory
The bell rings, and Theory powers Ali to the corner before shouldering him. Theory throws him down. Ali fights back, but Theory quickly turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Theory stomps away at Ali’s injured ribs. Ali hits some chops, but Theory whips him hard to the corner and hits a backbreaker for a two-count. Ali soon comes back with a twisting DDT. Ali punches Theory back before rocking him with a knee to the skull. Ali hits a back suplex, and Theory rolls out of the ring. Ali hits the ropes and goes for a suicide dive, but Theory catches him. Theory sends him into the apron and the barricade before putting him in the ring. Theory goes for a rolling thunder dropkick, but Ali superkicks him for a two-count. Theory quickly shoves Ali into the ropes and hits a fisherman’s neckbreaker for a near fall.
Theory puts Ali in the tree of woe and viciously punches away at him. Theory puts Ali on the top rope and goes for a superplex. Ali fights him and hits a sunset flip powerbomb. Ali connects with a vicious 450 splash. Ali grabs his ribs in pain. Ali crawls to Theory, but Theory falls out of the ring. Ali goes outside and puts Theory in the ring. Theory knocks Ali off the apron and into the barricade. Theory puts Ali in the ring and signals for the end. Theory hits A-Town Down for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Austin Theory
Austin Theory, bleeding from the forehead, goes after Mustafa Ali, but Bobby Lashley appears on the tron. Lashley says he’s coming down there to give the crowd a preview of the Survivor Series.
Austin Theory is still in the ring. Bobby Lashley comes out and gives Theory credit for staying in the ring. Lashley criticizes Theory for not being able to pick the scraps of Seth “Freakin” Rollins and win the title. Theory says the only reason he’s not the United States Champion is because of Bobby Lashley. Theory points out that Lashley got his ass kicked by Brock Lesnar, and Lashley hasn’t been the same. Theory is going to walk out of Survivor Series with the title. Lashley says he might not walk out of here tonight.
Lashley gets in the ring, and they begin to brawl. Lashley hits him with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Lashley threw him to ringside and avoided being sent into the post. Theory hits him twice with the chair, but Lashley doesn’t feel it. Theory runs away in fear. Lashley chases him to the back. Mustafa Ali is recovering in the Gorilla Position, and Theory throws him into Lashley. Ali shoves Lashley, so Lashley brings him out to the stage and brutalizes him before putting him out with the Hurt Lock.
Tag Team Match
Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) vs. Elias and Matt Riddle
Elias starts against Gable, but Gable quickly takes him down. Gable applies an armbar, but Elias reverses into a hammerlock. Gable gets out and hits a pair of arm drags. Elias reverses a whip to the corner, but Gable slingshots over him. Elias quickly takes Gable down. Gable kicks him in the chest and shushes him. Elias then hits a back body drop.
We return from the break to see Gable take Matt Riddle down before tagging Otis in. Otis attacks Riddle and hits a scoop slam. Otis taunts the crowd. Otis puts Riddle in the corner and tags Gable in. Gable kicks Riddle down for a two-count. Riddle tries to fight back, but Gable takes him down with a back suplex for a two-count. Gable whips Riddle hard into the corner and hits a dragon screw on the ropes.
Elias soon tags in and puts Riddle in the electric chair before dropping him onto Gable with a Broton. Otis is knocked out of the ring. Elias goes for a plancha, but Otis catches him. Otis hits a World’s Strongest Slam on the barricade. On the other side of the ring, Gable hits a beautiful German Suplex on Riddle onto the apron.
Back from the break, Riddle flips through a German Suplex. Otis quickly catches Riddle and puts him in the electric chair. Gable knocks Elias off the apron before coming off the top rope with a bulldog to Riddle for a near fall. Otis goes to the second rope for a Vader Bomb, but Riddle moves.
Elias and Gable tag in. Elias hits a pair of clotheslines and a wild exploder. Elias chops the chest and sends him to the corner for an avalanche. Elias hits a second avalanche, followed by a spinebuster. Elias connects with a neckbreaker for a near fall. Elias puts Gable on his shoulders in the electric chair, but Gable counters into a hurricanrana. Otis blind tags in. Otis hits a reverse DDT. Gable hits a flying head-butt, and Otis covers. Riddle breaks it up with a Broton. Otis hits Riddle with a nasty club to the skull before throwing him out of the ring. Gable tags in. Otis grabs Elias, but Elias boots him. Riddle blind tags in. Gable takes Elias down. Riddle turns Gable and strikes away at him. Gable slides off the shoulders, but Riddle pulls him out of the ring. Riddle hits the Alpha Academy with a springboard Floating Bro. Riddle gets Gable in the ring and flips through a German Suplex. Riddle knees him in the face and tags Elias in. Elias hits Drift Away. Riddle tags in and hits a Floating Bro for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Elias and Matt Riddle
John “Bradshaw” Layfield and Baron Corbin are arranging poker chips backstage when Drew McIntyre walks up. JBL greets him and mentions that Scotland didn’t make the World Cup. McIntyre says he’d like to try Corbin one more time with his new manager. Corbin suggests they settle it right here and now. McIntyre says he respects his elders (JBL) but not Corbin. McIntyre punches him in the face and challenges him to get in the ring. JBL is not happy.
Video Package: The Men’s WarGames Match
The commentators run down the rest of the Survivor Series card.
Baron Corbin makes his way to the ring with JBL.
Baron Corbin w/ JBL vs. Drew McIntyre
Baron Corbin does a lot of stalling at the start of the match before stunning McIntyre with a right hand. McIntyre quickly fights back. McIntyre clotheslines him over the top rope. McIntyre goes outside and whips him into the barricade. Corbin soon comes back by sending him into the ring post and putting him in the ring. Corbin takes it to McIntyre until McIntyre mounts a comeback. McIntyre hits some clotheslines and a neckbreaker. McIntyre tries for a Future Shock DDT, but Corbin fights out. McIntyre responds with a Michinoku Driver for a two-count. Corbin soon hits a fallaway slam. McIntyre avoids an out-and-in clothesline, but Corbin eventually clotheslines him.
We come back from the break to see Corbin hit a huge superplex. After recovering for a moment, they exchange right hands. McIntyre comes out on top with a spinebuster for a near fall. Corbin fights back with a right hand. McIntyre flips through the End of Days and hits a Future Shock DDT. Corbin ducks a Claymore Kick and puts him in the torture rack. Corbin hits a slam for a near fall. McIntyre rolls out of the ring. Corbin follows him out and bounces him on the commentary table, but McIntyre hits him with a belly-to-belly suplex on the floor. McIntyre gets him in the ring for a Claymore Kick, but JBL distracts him. Akira Tozawa gets on the commentary table and jumps into JBL’s arms before stealing his hat. Tozawa runs away. In the ring, McIntyre hits a Claymore Kick for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Drew McIntyre
We’ll hear from The O.C. next.
Replays are shown of The Brawling Brutes beating The Judgment Day earlier tonight.
Backstage, AJ Styles says his thing with Finn Bálor is going to come to an end. Bálor will get the beating he deserves. Finn Bálor shows up and says he’s the devil. If you dance with the devil, you’ll never dance again. All of a sudden, Rhea Ripley blindsides Mia Yim. A massive brawl breaks out that spills into the parking lot. WWE Officials run out to regain order.
Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka make their way to the ring. “Michin” Mia Yim’s name is on the graphic, but she’s not there because of the brawl. Belair talks about this all coming to an end at WarGames. Belair says they have a fifth member that will be revealed on SmackDown, which draws loud boos from the crowd.
Damage CTRL comes out with Nikki Cross and Rhea Ripley. Bayley says Belair is stalling because no one likes or respects her. Asuka tells Bayley to shut up and wants to fight Ripley. Ripley says she’ll irradicate Asuka as she did at WrestleMania.
WarGames Advantage Match
Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley
They take a few moments before going at each other. Ripley quickly womanhandles her and throws her across the ring. Asuka quickly fights back and kicks her. Damage CTRL is watching backstage with Nikki Cross, not paying attention. Ripley slams Asuka for a two-count. Asuka gives Ripley a stiff slap, followed by a missile dropkick. Ripley rolls out of the ring and grabs Asuka. Asuka bounces her off the apron and clubs her. Asuka backs up and hits a hip attack to the side of the head. Asuka gets in the ring, but Ripley quickly rolls out. Ripley talks some trash before breaking the count-out. Ripley then walks around the ring. She’s doing some massive stalling. Ripley finally gets in the ring, and Asuka attacks her. Ripley elbows her away and pulls her down by the hair. Ripley punches away at Asuka and shouts at the referee. Ripley continues to attack Asuka and forearms her in the spine. Asuka fights back with a forearm, but Ripley easily clotheslines her down for a two-count. Ripley applies a body scissor and talks some trash. Asuka pushes Ripley over for a one-count. Asuka rolls out and applies an ankle lock. Ripley quickly powers out and slams Asuka. Ripley puts Asuka in the corner and punches away at her. Ripley puts Asuka on the top rope and talks some trash. Asuka punches back, angering Ripley. Ripley then dropkicks Asuka off the top rope to the floor!
We return from the final break of the evening to see Asuka slap Ripley in the face. Ripley charges, but she hits the ring post when Asuka moves. Asuka kicks away at Ripley and hits a strike combination followed by a codebreaker. Asuka hits a hip attack into the corner. Ripley shoves her, but Asuka blocks a kick and hits a German Suplex for a near fall. Ripley soon gets to her feet and applies a Prism Trap. Asuka screams in pain and claws toward the ropes. Ripley pulls her away, so Asuka rolls her to knock Ripley out of the ring. Ripley quickly forearms her down and goes to the top rope. Asuka quickly rips her down and hits a sliding knee for a near fall.
Asuka sizes her up, but Ripley avoids a hip attack and kicks her. Ripley attacks and hits a northern lights suplex for a two-count. Ripley shouts at the referee. Ripley talks trash and tries for a Riptide, but Asuka counters into an Asuka Lock. Damage CTRL and Nikki Cross come to ringside. Bianca Belair and Alexa Bliss come down to help. Ripley powers up and hits a Riptide for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Rhea Ripley
A big brawl breaks out after the match. “Michin” Mia Yim runs down to help and attacks Ripley. They brawl into the crowd. Asuka goes to the top rope and wipes everyone out with a cross-body block to the floor. We still have two minutes left, and that’s the show-ending angle. The commentators then begin plugging Survivor Series.