WWE Raw Results
August 29, 2022
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (PPG Paints Arena)
Commentary: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
We go live into the PPG Paints Arena. WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle will make an appearance. We’ll also see Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos and Sami Zayn appear. Finally, we’ll have new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions as Dakota Kai and IYO SKY take on Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah in the tournament finals.
AJ Styles makes his way to the ring. Dolph Ziggler soon follows. They’ll team up in a tag match to kick off the show.
Video Package: Edge defeated Damian Priest in the main event of last week’s WWE Raw. Beth Phoenix then saved her husband, Edge, from an attack by Judgment Day.
Tag Team Match
AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler vs. The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor and Damian Priest) w/ Rhea Ripley
Finn Bálor starts against Dolph Ziggler. Bálor quickly applies a side headlock, so Ziggler whips him off. Bálor connects with a shoulder tackle and stares down AJ Styles. Ziggler quickly rolls Bálor up for a two-count. Bálor is quickly up to his feet, so Ziggler dropkicks him. AJ Styles tags in, so Bálor scurries away and tags in Damian Priest. Priest kicks Styles and puts him in the corner before punching and kicking away him. Priest walks away and then punches Ziggler off the apron. Styles attacks Priest, but he has a whip reversed on him. Styles flips over Priest and dropkicks him back. Styles then clotheslines Priest out of the ring. Styles hits Priest with a forearm plancha and points at Styles.
We come back from the break to see Bálor applying a chin lock to Ziggler. Ziggler fights up, but Bálor knees him in the midsection. Ziggler punches back at him, but Bálor reverses a whip. Ziggler goes for a sunset flip, but Bálor rolls through and hits a low dropkick. Bálor angrily looks at Styles before setting up for a Styles Clash on Ziggler. Ziggler counters into a famouser.
Styles and Priest tag in. Styles sidesteps a big boot and hits him with a strike combo that takes him down. Styles quickly follows up with a low forearm. Styles attacks him in the corner before charging, but Priest sidesteps him. Styles nearly hits Bálor, but he puts the brakes on for some reason. Priest then knocks Styles into Bálor. Priest goes for South of Heaven, but Styles counters into a roll-up for a near fall. Styles quickly follows up with an ushigoroshi for another near fall. Styles gets Priest to his feet and goes for a Styles Clash, but Priest gets out. Styles then takes him down and applies a Calf Crusher. Priest screams in pain. Bálor pushes the bottom rope into Priest’s hand to break the hold. An angry Ziggler attacks Bálor from behind.
Priest gives Styles a backbreaker and goes for the Reckoning. Styles gets out and hits an enzuigiri. Ziggler tags in, but Priest doesn’t know. Priest hits Styles with a back body drop, and Ziggler quickly rolls Priest up. The referee is checking on Styles, so he doesn’t see the pin. Bálor runs in, but Ziggler superkicks him. Ziggler then turns into South of Heaven from Priest. Priest covers for the victory.
Winners by Pinfall: The Judgment Day
The Judgment Day celebrates and starts to go up the ramp, but we go backstage and see a vehicle pull into the arena. Edge comes out of the SUV and makes his way into the arena. The Judgment Day gets into the ring to hold their ground. The crowd chants, “We want Edge.”
The Judgment Day are in the ring pacing. Rhea Ripley says they know Edge is here, so he can come to the ring so she can smash his manhood. Bálor says he’s so tired of these legends. Damian Priest nearly beat him last week, but Edge gets a documentary. Bálor beat Rey Mysterio weeks ago, but he doesn’t get a documentary. Where are their documentaries? Priest calms Bálor down. Priest says he kept his word and kept Judgment Day away. He had Edge beat with South of Heaven, but the referee wasn’t there to see it. This isn’t Toronto. The real one who wears the pants in the house, Beth Phoenix, is not here to save him. It’s time for Edge to face his real judgment against the Judgment Day.
Edge’s music hits, and he makes his entrance to a big reception. Edge mugs for the fans and walks down the ramp before posing for his fireworks. The crowd is buzzing and chanting his name. Edge says the three of them made some valid points, but they also made some completely ridiculous points. Edge says he and Rey Mysterio didn’t come to steal their glory. Edge wanted to teach them to get to his glory, but their ego was too big. Edge believes they want to end his career. They’re not in his hometown, but they’re in Pittsburgh. He doesn’t have Beth Phoenix here to help. They both wear the pants because it’s 2022 and Priest will be single forever. Second, she’s a badass. Rhea Ripley better keep her hands to herself or she’ll find out why Beth is the Glamazon.
Last week, he beat Damian Priest. Now they’re standing in the ring looking all emo because they didn’t get tickets to the My Chemical Romance tour. The one thing they didn’t learn sitting under his learning tree… is he didn’t come here alone. Rey and Dominik Mysterio attack Judgment Day from behind with kendo sticks! Edge gets in the ring to help. Priest gets the better of Dominik, so Edge clotheslines him out of the ring. Edge and Priest brawl into the crowd. Rhea Ripley sneaks up behind Dominik. Dominik holds the kendo stick up, and she just laughs. Ripley tells him to calm down and put the stick down. Ripley dares him to try. Edge and Rey Mysterio watch from up the ramp. Dominik eventually acquiesces and gives the stick to Ripley. Edge and Rey get into the ring, and she holds the stick up. She dares them all to try her. Bálor and Priest drag Ripley out of the ring. Priest shouts that they’re not done yet as they leave through the crowd.
Photos are shown of former NXT Superstar Dexter Lumis abducting The Miz last week on Raw.
Earlier today, The Miz and Ciampa arrived to the arena together. Kevin Patrick comes up to ask a question, but Ciampa says Miz is not in the mood. Patrick asks about how Miz escaped Dexter Lumis. Miz says he can’t say anything about it. They shouldn’t even be talking about him since he doesn’t work here. Patrick says that Lumis was arrested on NXT, but Miz doesn’t want to talk about it. They walk off.
Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair is walking backstage with Alexa Bliss and Asuka.
The finals of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament will take place later tonight.
Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah are backstage. They say they will be the new champions later tonight.
6-Woman Tag Team Match
Alexa Bliss, Asuka, and Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Dani Mo, Kayla Sparks, and Katie Arquette
Bianca Belair will start agaisnt Dani Mo. They lock up, and Belair shoves her off. Each woman takes turns getting their shots in on the local enhancement talents. Bliss hits one of them with a double knee standing moonsault and a rolling senton. Asuka strikes away at another one. Bliss connects with a DDT. Belair then hits a KOD on another. Asuka takes Mo and applies an Asuka Lock for the submission.
Winners by Submission: Alexa Bliss, Asuka, and Bianca Belair
Bianca Belair says Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SKY think they’re in control, but they’re going to lose it at WWE Clash at the Castle.
The Miz is backstage with Ciampa. WWE Official Adam Pearce walks in and says he has the full support of the company to do what he needs to do. Miz says he doesn’t want to talk about it. Pearce says that Dexter Lumis was released from custody. Miz cannot believe that. Pearce says Miz not saying anything allowed this to happen. Miz says he had nothing to say. Pearce says he’s just trying to help. Miz wonders how he’s helping by putting him in a match against Bobby Lashley after all he went through last week. Pearce asks what he went through, but Miz won’t say anything.
WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle makes his way to the ring in his Team Angle attire and his Olympic Gold Medals around his (broken freakin’) neck. Angle says it’s great to be in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This Saturday is WWE Clash at the Castle and you’re not going to want to miss it.
“SHOOSH! SHOOSH PLEASE!”
Alpha Academy makes their way to the ring to interrupt the WWE Hall of Famer.
Chad Gable is in the ring with Otis. Kurt Angle is looking at them with confusion. Gable says when he was chasing his Olympic dreams, Kurt Angle’s story was an inspiration to him. Angle won an Olympic Gold Medal. Angle says he did it “with a broken freakin’ neck.” Gable says that brings him to his next point. Gable is looking for a new member of the Alpha Academy, but there’s no one worthy of joining in Pittsburgh. The crowd boos, so Gable tells them to show some respect. For one night only, Angle can be a member of Alpha Academy. Otis gives him a jacket.
Angle says he’ll pass and tosses the jacket back. Gable asks if it’s really true that he’s turning down the Alpha Academy’s offer. Angle says, “Oh it’s true, it’s damn…” Gable shooshes him. Angle shooshes him back. Gable says you cannot shoosh a shoosher. Angle and Gable get into a shoosh battle. Gable says he’s had enough of this crap. It’s time for Otis to show Angle what happens when you decline an offer from the Academy.
The Street Profits quickly run down to the ring. Montez Ford says Alpha Academy is in the right place at the wrong time. They’re looking for a fight. Gable accepts the challenge. Gable then stipulates if Alpha Academy wins, Kurt Angle joins them and has to do what Master Gable says day in and day out. Angle says, “Oh it’s true. It’s damn true!”
Edge and Rey Mysterio will take on Finn Bálor and Damian Priest of Judgment Day this Saturday at WWE Clash at the Castle.
Kurt Angle is seated at ringside.
Tag Team Match
Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford)
If Alpha Academy wins, Kurt Angle will have to join Alpha Academy.
Otis starts against Montez Ford. Otis powers him to the corner. Ford applies a side headlock, but he can’t do anything with Otis. Ford chops him, so Otis shoves him to his corner. Ford fights out of the corner and attacks Otis. Ford hits the ropes, but Otis tosses him up and hits a front slam! Chad Gable tags in and chops Ford in the corner. Gable mocks Kurt Angle’s victory taunt and looks at him. Gable whips Ford to the opposite corner, but Ford slingshots over him and connects with a dropkick. Ford clubs Gable’s back and tags Angelo Dawkins in. Dawkins shoulder tackles Gable before flipping Ford onto him. Dawkins covers for a two-count. Dawkins shoulder tackles Gable again and sends him into the ropes, but Gable applies a waistlock. They go back and forth into the ropes before Dawkins dropkicks Gable out of the ring. Otis runs in, but Ford dropkicks him. Dawkins then knocks Otis out of the ring. Dawkins then crushes Alpha Academy with a somersault plancha!
Dawkins puts Gable in the ring and covers for a two-count. Dawkins punches Gable in the corner, but Gable soon reverses a whip to the opposite corner. Gable then grabs Dawkins’ leg and hits a dragon screw. Gable attacks the leg and tags Otis in. Otis chokes Ford on the bottom rope before clubbing the back. Gable tags in and taunts the crowd. Dawkins punches Gable and tries for a tag, but Gable stops him. Dawkins jumps over Gable and tags Ford in.
Ford kicks Gable back and hits a top rope cross-body block. Ford knocks Otis off the apron and clotheslines Gable down. Ford connects with a back suplex and hits a standing moonsault. Ford covers Gable for a near fall. Ford goes to the top rope, but Otis grabs the leg. Gable then scales the ropes and hits Ford with a top rope belly-to-belly superplex!
We come back from the break to see Gable stopping Ford from making a tag. Ford quickly drops Gable with a big DDT. Kurt Angle claps at ringside.
Dawkins and Otis tag in. Dawkins leapfrogs him and hits a jumping back elbow. Otis quickly rebounds with a big spinning elbow. Ford runs in, but Otis shoulder tackles him down. Otis hits a World’s Strongest Slam on Dawkins for a near fall. Gable tags in and starts directing traffic. Otis hits the ropes, but Ford pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Dawkins rolls Gable up for a two-count. Dawkins fights back and hits a Silencer for a near fall. Ford tags in, but Gable hits Dawkins with a German Suplex. Ford hits Gable with a cross-body block, but Gable rolls through for a two-count. Ford knocks Gable back and goes for a slingshot maneuver, but Gable counters into a northern lights suplex for a two-count. Otis tags back in. Otis forearms Ford down and slingshots him to the corner. Ford tries to comeback with a sunset flip, but he can’t get the big man down. Gable blind tags in and hits a diving head-butt. Dawkins breaks up the pin. Dawkins and Otis then wipe each other out with a double clothesline.
Gable stands over a broken Ford and taunts Kurt Angle. Gable applies an Ankle Lock to Ford, Kurt Angle’s old finishing hold. Ford screams in pain, but he makes it up to one foot and flips through. Ford takes Gable down and applies an Ankle Lock! Gable screams in pain, and Kurt Angle looks very happy at ringside. Ford grapevines the leg, so Otis breaks it up with a big splash. Otis gets out of the ring and yells at Kurt Angle. All of a sudden, Dawkins sends Otis flying over the commentary table with a shoulder tackle!
In the ring, Ford rolls through American Automatic. Dawkins then shoulder tackles Gable into a back slam from Ford! Ford goes to the top rope and hits Gable with a huge frog splash for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The Street Profits
The Street Profits celebrate and then go ringside to give Kurt Angle a red solo cup. Angle takes a swig and spits it out in disgust. Corey Graves says Angle gave that stuff up. Angle then tells them to hold on and grabs some bottles of milk. Angle drinks some bottles of milk with The Street Profits.
Otis stumbles away from the commentary table. Corey Graves says he’ll be interviewing Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Riddle next.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are shown at ringside.
Footage is shown of Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Riddle getting into a brawl in the parking lot earlier today.
Corey Graves will interview Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Riddle on split screen. They quickly get into an argument. Graves asks how this began. Rollins has seemingly been targeting him. Rollins says he hasn’t been targeting Riddle. Riddle has been a thorn in his side since Money in the Bank. Rollins is at the tippy top and Riddle is on the up. Rollins will embarrass him. Riddle says he’ll embarrass Rollins like he was embarrassed by Cody Rhodes and Roman Reigns. Rollins says no one likes Riddle. When he finishes the job he started at MSG, it won’t be just for him. It’ll be for everyone. Riddle says he’s going to be here for a long time. Rollins says he’ll finish Riddle just like he did to Cody Rhodes. Then Rollins will move on to the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. There’s nothing Riddle can do about it.
Graves asks what we can expect from Rollins’ and Riddle’s first match at a premium live event. Rollins says he’ll Stomp him into the mat and show him who the man really is. Riddle says he’ll show Rollins who the man is in his marriage, and that’s Becky, bro. Rollins looks furious.
The Miz is backstage with Ciampa. Miz is distracted by a security guard that looked like Dexter Lumis, but when he turned it was a regular guy.
WWE congratulates Bad Bunny on being the VMA Artist of the Year.
During the break, Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Riddle continued to bicker. Rollins says Riddle can talk about his family, but Rollins can’t talk about his. Riddle’s wife divorced him and took the kids. They don’t want to see him anymore. Rollins calls him a “bitch ass.” Riddle says he’s going to “f—” Rollins up. Riddle demands to know where Rollins is. Rollins smirks and walks off.
United States Champion Bobby Lashley vs. The Miz w/ Ciampa
Miz charges Lashley at the sound of the bell, but Lashley shoulder tackles him down. Lashley avalanches him in the corner and elbows away at him. Miz stumbles to the opposite turnbuckle, so Lashley shoulders him in the midsection. Miz tries to kick him, but Lashley blocks it and hits an inverted atomic drop. Miz grabs his crotch in pain. Lashley rips off Miz’ shirt and hits a delayed vertical suplex. Lashley then clotheslines Miz out of the ring. Ciampa approaches Miz, and Miz quickly turns around ready to fight. Ciampa calms him down. Lashley then shoulder tackles Miz on the floor.
We come back from the break to see Lashley lift Miz over his shoulder and slam him down. Miz rolls out of the ring to recover. The commentators are talking about how distracted Miz is tonight. Lashley approaches Miz at ringside and scoops him up on his shoulders. Lashley goes to drive Miz headfirst into the ring post, but Ciampa blocks the ring post. Miz slides off and tries to send Lashley into the post, but Lashley stops him. Lashley elbows Miz back and gets into Ciampa’s face. Miz hits Lashley with a baseball slide and attacks him at ringside. Miz sends Lashley into the steel steps and anxiously looks around for Dexter Lumis.
Miz gets Lashley in the ring and chokes him on the middle rope. Ciampa gets a cheap shot in as Miz distracts the referee. Miz big boots Lashley down for a two-count. Miz kicks Lashley in the ribs a few times and gets him in the corner. Miz kicks away at Lashley, and a “tiny balls” chant lightly picks up. Miz hits Lashley with his patented corner clothesline before going to the top rope. Miz dives, but Lashley catches him and hits a flatliner.
Lashley gets to his feet and hits Miz with some back elbows before hitting a belly-to-belly overhead suplex. Lashley clotheslines Miz in the corner and hits a running shoulder to the midsection. Lashley scoops Miz up, but Miz slides off. Lashley then crushes him with a one-armed spinebuster. Lashley sizes Miz up. Miz slowly crawls to the corner, and Ciampa pulls Miz out of the ring. Lashley angrily gets out of the ring. Ciampa gives Miz his necklace and gets in the ring. The referee catches Miz and tells him to get it out of the ring. Ciampa sneaks in and hits Lashley in the back of the head with his necklace. Miz hits Lashley with a kneeling DDT for a near fall.
Miz signals for the end, but then he looks into the crowd and points. Dexter Lumis is shown standing at the top of the steps in the crowd. Miz flips out and tells Ciampa to get out there and get security. Ciampa didn’t see Lumis. Lashley grabs Miz and puts him in the Hurt Lock for the submission.
Winner by Submission: Bobby Lashley
Edge comes up to Kurt Angle backstage. Edge says he wanted to do something special for Angle in his hometown. They reenact a famous vignette where Angle held up photos with rude remarks from Edge on the back. Angle said he wouldn’t fall for this again, but the first card was clean. Angle then held them up unwittingly showing that Edge is apologizing for beating him for the Tag Titles, the US Title, shaving his head, and starting the “You Suck” chant but Angle still sucks. They embrace before Angle notices the writing on the back of the cards. Angle cannot believe Edge got him again.
Rey and Dominik Mysterio are sitting in the locker room. Dominik is disappointed he’s not in the Clash at the Castle match and thought it was a family affair. Rey says Edge is like family and he needs his experience in the match. Dominik says he’ll be at ringside to support them.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos and Sami Zayn are walking backstage.
Video Package: Connor’s Cure and Pediatric Cancer Month
Connor’s Cure children and WWE Global Ambassador Titus O’Neil are shown at ringside.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos make their way to the ring alongside Sami Zayn.
Replay: Roman Reigns and The Bloodline viciously attacked Drew McIntyre on SmackDown
Jey Uso shouts that The Bloodline are now in their city. Jimmy Uso says for 730 days, Roman Reigns has been Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. They’re here on Raw tonight to let everyone know that this Friday on SmackDown will see a big celebration for their Tribal Chief. Sami Zayn cuts Jey off and says he wants to add something. Zayn has something that will make the celebration even bigger. Reigns has appointed Zayn as the Master of Ceremonies for the night. As the Honorary Uce, that’s big for him. Jey is not happy. Zayn then says they’re in the presence of the most dominant tag team in WWE history. They’re in the presence of the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions in The Usos.
Jey says nothing changes. Jimmy says The Bloodline runs both shows. Roman Reigns will beat Drew McIntyre at Clash at the Castle.
Kevin Owens’ music hits to interrupt them. Owens says The Bloodline doesn’t run anything on Monday nights. Owens has made it clear that Raw is still the Kevin Owens Show. This is Owens’ opportunity to remind them to tell their boss Roman Reigns that he owes them one. Jey asks Zayn if this is his boy. Zayn says technically Owens is his boy. Jey warns Zayn to get him before he does. Zayn says he’ll explain it to Owens. Zayn sheepishly explains to Owens that Reigns doesn’t owe Owens or anybody anything ever. Owens says he didn’t think Zayn could find a way to be stupider since he grew his hair out, but he’s proven it by running around with these guys and letting them treat him horribly. Zayn has forgotten he’s one of the greatest in-ring performers of all time, but now he’s The Bloodline’s personal clown. Owens says he considers Zayn to be a brother, so it’s sad to see what he’s become.
Zayn says Owens doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Owens can’t get his head around the fact that The Bloodline likes him. Zayn does a handshake with Jimmy Uso. As for Jey Uso… they’re working on it. Also, Roman Reigns likes him. It was the four of them united that destroyed Drew McIntyre. Jey says they’ll drop Owens like they did to Drew McIntyre.
Owens heads toward the ring and says he doesn’t care about what they did to Drew McIntyre. Owens cares about what Jey Uso and Paul Heyman did to him 18 months ago when they cost him taking the title from Roman Reigns. It’s been 730 days, but it’s two years of Jey having his head up his cousin’s ass. Zayn says he’s trying hard to keep the peace. Owens is begging for Jey to kick his ass. Jey pulls Zayn away and stares at Owens. Owens says to Jey that this is when they drop the microphones, get a referee out here, and just fight. A referee runs down!
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champion Jey Uso w/ Jimmy Uso and Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens
They lock up, and Owens puts him in the corner before punching and kicking away at Uso. Owens tells Sami Zayn to “suck it.” Jey punches Owens, but Owens quickly fights back with a chop and knocks him out of the ring. Owens follows him out of the ring, so Jey attacks. Owens quickly sends him into the ring steps. Owens gets Uso back in the ring and punches him down. Owens talks a little trash and goes to whip him, but Jey reverses the whip to the corner. Jey clubs away at him and slaps him in the face. Zayn chuckles at ringside. Jey whips Owens hard into the corner and saunters around the ring. Jey goes for a running hip attack, but Owens moves. Owens then sandwiches him in the corner with a cannonball.
Jey rolls out of the ring to recover, so Owens follows him out. Owens sets up for an Apron Powerbomb, but Jimmy approaches him. Owens scares him away. Jey superkicks Owens and hits a Samoan Drop on the steel steps!
We come back from the break to see Jey attempting a superplex on Owens. Owens fights it and hits Jey with a fisherman’s superplex! Owens, still in pain from being slammed on the steel steps, pulls himself to the top rope. Jey cuts him off and climbs the ropes. Owens fights him once again, and they get into a hockey fight on the top rope. Owens knocks Jey down to the canvas and hits a Swanton Bomb for a near fall!
Owens gets to his feet and goes for a Stunner, but Jey blocks it. Owens avoids a superkick and hits Jey with a superkick. Owens goes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Jey gets out of it. Jey hits a superkick followed by an Uso Splash, but Owens kicks out! Zayn gets on the apron to argue with the referee. Jey sets up Owens on the mat and goes for another Uso Splash, but Owens gets the knees up for a two-count. Owens superkicks Jey and then superkicks Jimmy off the apron. Owens goes to the top rope and hits Jey with a frog splash for a near fall.
Jey rolls out of the ring to recover, so Owens sets up for an Apron Powerbomb. Zayn approaches him, so Owens dares his friend to hit him. Jey then crushes Owens with a suicide dive into the commentary table. Jey puts Owens in the ring and tells Zayn to get a chair. Jimmy distracts the referee as Zayn gets the chair. Jey holds Owens up, but Zayn has second thoughts about hitting his friend with the chair. The Usos yell at Zayn. Zayn tries to say that the referee was looking at him. As they continue to argue, Owens turns Jey around and gives him a Stunner to pick up the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
The Usos are furious with Sami Zayn in the ring. Owens says he hasn’t forgotten that Roman Reigns
Bayley is backstage with Dakota Kai and IYO SKY. Bayley says Bianca Belair has been holding people back since WrestleMania. They’re back to lift other up. Bayley is going to be the Role Model again. Kai says they’re taking over this entire company. They’ll prove their control when they win the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah beat the best to get here, so that’ll hurt even more when they lose. IYO SKY says they’re leaving Raw as the new champions.
We go out into the parking lot to see The Miz powerwalking to his SUV. Ciampa chases after him, but Miz assures him that he’s good. Kevin Patrick runs up, but Miz says he doesn’t want to talk about it. Miz gets in the car and drives off. We see Dexter Lumis illuminated in the backseat, but Miz doesn’t see him.
Footage is shown of Johnny Gargano debuting on WWE Raw last week.
Earlier today, Johnny Gargano was interviewed. Johnny Gargano says last Monday meant everything to him. The “Johnny Wrestling” chants mean more than just a nickname. Wrestling is his life and it’s been away from him for 9 months. That’s the longest he’s been out of a ring since he was 8 years old. He’s asked if Theory ruined it. Gargano says he didn’t ruin it. Theory is genetically gifted, which is why they were together in NXT. Still, Theory didn’t call him at all in the last 9 months and didn’t even call when the baby was born.
Theory walks up and tells him to be calm since he’s the one that was kicked. Why didn’t Gargano call him when he won the United States Title or the Money in the Bank contract? Gargano says he’s been busy. Theory says he expected more from Gargano. Theory welcomes him to Raw, but warns that he’s swimming with sharks before walking off.
The commentators talk about the WWE Clash at the Castle card. Interesting to note that the “Freakin” was removed from Seth Rollins’ name.
Video Package: WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament
Dakota Kai and IYO SKY make their way to the ring alongside Bayley. The Finals of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament is next.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Dakota Kai and IYO SKY w/ Bayley vs. Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah
This is the Final Match of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament.
IYO SKY starts the match against Aliyah. They lock up, and Sky whips her off. Aliyah goes for a shoulder tackle, but Sky doesn’t go down. They trade pins before Aliyah gets up and kicks her in the midsection. Raquel Rodriguez tags in and big boots Sky down for a two-count. Rodriguez lifts Sky up, but Sky rolls through and double stomps the midsection. Dakota Kai tags in and hits a Scorpion Kick. Sky drops Rodriguez with a missile dropkick for a two-count.
Dana Brooke (without her WWE 24/7 Championship), Doudrop, Nikki A.S.H., and Tamina are shown angrily watching backstage.
Rodriguez elbows Kai down and tags Aliyah in. Rodriguez throws Aliyah into Kai for a two-count. Aliyah bends under a clothesline and hits Kai with a hip toss. Kai rolls out of the ring to recover. Rodriguez tags in. Aliyah goes for a baseball slide on Kai and Sky, but they avoid it and send her into the steel steps. Rodriguez go after them, but Kai viciously kicks her in the face. Sky then sandwiches Aliyah into the steps with a running double knee. Rodriguez just barely gets in the ring before being counted out, which would have given us new champions.
Back from the final break of the evening, Kai kicks Rodriguez, and Sky takes Rodriguez down. Sky hits a low dropkick for a two-count. Kai tags back in and hits a head-scissor DDT for another two-count. During the break, Sky slammed Aliyah’s face off the steel steps. Aliyah has been down ever since. Kai kicks away at Rodriguez and talks some trash. Rodriguez blocks a kick and throws her. Sky tags in, but Rodriguez quickly throws Sky into Kai! Rodriguez fights back at them. Rodriguez avalanches Kai and hits Sky with a Vader Bomb for a near fall.
Rodriguez sets up for a powerbomb, but Sky counters into Code Red for a near fall. Bayley looks worried at ringside. Sky ducks a clothesline and punches away at Rodriguez. Sky hits the ropes, but Rodriguez turns her inside out with a clothesline! Rodriguez goes for a slam, but Kai distracts the referee. Bayley jumps up and pulls Sky down. Kai and Sky double-team Rodriguez. Sky hits the Over the Moonsault for a near fall! Bayley screams at the referee about his count.
Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka run to ringside and chase Bayley to the back.
Aliyah gets on the apron and tags in before hiding. Kai hits Rodriguez with a backbreaker. Sky then hits a crucifix driver. Aliyah runs up from behind and rolls up Kai for the win.
Winners by Pinfall and new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah
Dakota Kai freaks out in the ring. Belair, Asuka, and Bliss celebrate with them in the ring. Bayley stands with Kai and Sky at ringside looking disgusted. Fireworks go off to celebrate the victory.
The commentators make a final drive for WWE Clash at the Castle.