WWE Raw Results
August 22, 2022
Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Scotiabank Arena)
Commentary: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Together. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
We go live into the Scotiabank Arena. Fireworks start to go off, but then the camera runs up the ramp and goes backstage. In the Gorilla Position, Riddle and Seth “Freakin” Rollins are brawling! WWE producers quickly break them up.
The commentators talk about what just happened when Rollins and Riddle brawl out into the crowd. Rollins runs up the steps and stands over a stairwell. Riddle lifts Rollins up, but Rollins slides off. They punch away at each other before Rollins runs away. They go down the steps. Rollins punches him. Officials hold them back, and Rollins is pulled to ringside. Riddle climbs onto the barricade and leaps off onto Riddle and the security. They hold Riddle back, but he escapes again. The massive brawl is finally separated after Riddle is pulled backstage.
Tonight on Raw, Edge will battle Damian Priest. Alexa Bliss and Asuka will also take on Dakota Kai and IYO SKY in a Semi-Final match in the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament.
The fireworks finally go off in the arena, and the show can start. WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus makes her way to the ring to a big reaction from the crowd. Stratus stands in the ring, and the crowd cheers her on. Stratus says it feels so good to be here… home. She’s not just talking about Toronto… she’s talking about in this ring. It will never not feel like home between these ropes. A “One more match” chant picks up. She’s been doing a lot of thinking lately…
Bayley’s music hits, and she makes her way to the ring alongside Dakota Kai and IYO SKY.
We come back from the break to see Bayley, IYO SKY, and Dakota Kai in the ring with Trish Stratus. Bayley says Raw is the best show. They’re in the ring with Trish freakin’ Stratus. Bayley says they’re big fans. Sky speaks in Japanese. Bayley says that Sky is saying that she’s a big fan of Stratus. Bayley then asks what Stratus is doing here. Stratus says there’s a big match happening later with another Torontonian. Edge is having a match tonight. Before she was so rudely interrupted, she had something to say. Kai says she doesn’t care what she has to say. Sky says she doesn’t like Sky. Bayley cackles into the microphone and says she doesn’t like Stratus either. Bayley says Stratus has been riding their coattails all weekend and talks about the Live Events that Stratus appeared on. Bayley says Stratus is in the past, and they’re the now. Who the hell does Stratus think she is?
Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair charges down to the ring to stand alongside the WWE Hall of Famer. Belair says Bayley isn’t in the same stratosphere as Stratus. Stratus walked so they can run. They should thank Trish because there is no Bayley without Trish Stratus. Since Bayley is sitting here acting like this, Belair will tell her who the hell Trish Stratus is. Stratus is a trailblazer and a legend. This is her city. They need to stop being disrespectful. An “EST” chant picks up.
Stratus says she can tell Bayley something that she can quickly go from she is retired to I was retired if she doesn’t stop running her mouth. Stratus takes off her jacket, so Bayley takes hers off as well. Bayley says she knows Stratus is a little stupid, but there are three of them and only two of them. Stratus says it’s simple math. She and Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair make two…
Alexa Bliss and Asuka come out. Stratus says the future WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions make four. Bayley says they’re going to wait until WWE Clash at the Castle to do this. Stratus warns her that they may not make it to Cardiff after tonight.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament
Dakota Kai and IYO SKY vs. Alexa Bliss and Asuka
Asuka starts against IYO SKY, but Sky quickly retreats to her corner. Dakota Kai tags in, and Asuka quickly takes her down. Asuka kicks her and sends her into the ropes, but Kai quickly gets out of the ring. Kai takes her time before getting on the apron. Asuka hits her with a hip attack to knock her down. Sky goes to check on her partner, and Bliss hits her with a baseball slide.
We come back from the break to see Bliss and Sky going at it. Sky wrenches the arm and applies a hammerlock. Bliss twists out, but she has a whip reversed. Bliss takes her down and covers for a two-count. Sky blocks a kick and takes Bliss down. Bliss gets out of a German Suplex and takes Sky down. Bliss hits double knees before hitting a rolling senton for a two-count. Bliss applies a front facelock before tagging Asuka in. Sky runs away from Asuka, and Asuka says she’s a chicken. Corey Graves talks about how both women dominated the NXT Women’s Division. Sky avoids a kick and stomps on Asuka’s hand. Sky avoids a sliding kick and kicks Asuka in the throat. Kai tags in and takes Asuka down before hitting an ax kick to the back. Kai kicks away at Asuka’s face. Asuka reverses a whip and throws her in the air to knee her in the face. Asuka kicks away at Kai’s face before stomping the back.
Bliss tags in and viciously forearms Kai. Asuka follows up with a bulldog, and Bliss covers for a near fall. Bliss rolls her up a few times to no avail. Bliss knocks her back and dropkicks her. There looks like there was a miscue for a moment. Sky runs in, and Bliss dropkicks her out of the ring. Bliss gets on the apron and hits a cannonball on Sky and Kai. Bliss poses and signals they’re going for the titles. Dana Brooke and Tamina, who were eliminated from the tournament two weeks ago, are watching backstage. In the ring, Kai takes Bliss down and kicks her in the face.
We come back from the break to see Kai grabbing Bliss’ ankles and pulling her to her corner. Sky tags in and throws Bliss back. Bliss kicks her in the head and tags Asuka in. Asuka kicks away at Sky. Sky reverses a whip, but Asuka counters by hitting Kai with a hip attack. Asuka takes Sky down and hits a hip attack in the corner. Sky gets out of a German Suplex, but Asuka crushes her with a strike combo. Asuka connects with a German Suplex and a sliding kick to the face for a near fall.
Aliyah, Doudrop, and Nikki A.S.H. are watching backstage.
Kai snaps Asuka off the top rope, and Sky knees Asuka in the face. Sky hits a springboard missile dropkick, but Bliss breaks up the pin with a dropkick. Kai runs in, but Bliss kicks her. Kai quickly fights back and sends Bliss out of the ring. Kai tags in and goes for a suplex, but Asuka gets out of it and connects with a backslide pin for a two-count. Kai dazes her with a Scorpion Kick and avoids a hip attack. Kai big boots her down for a near fall. Kai gets Asuka to her feet and goes for a reverse DDT, but Asuka gets out with a spinning back fist. Bliss runs in and grabs Sky and Kai. Bliss spikes them both with a double DDT. Bliss and Asuka hit Kai with a double-team leg sweep/clothesline. Asuka locks Kai into a submission, but Sky breaks it up. Bliss throws Sky out of the ring.
Bliss tags in and goes to the top rope. The crowd gets to their feet. Asuka blind tags in. Bliss goes for Twisted Bliss, but Kai gets the knees up. Sky runs in, but Asuka takes her out. Kai and Asuka exchange vicious strikes. Kai misses a big boot in the corner. Sky blind tags in. Asuka locks Kai in the Asuka Lock, and Kai taps out, but she’s not the legal competitor. Sky quickly rolls Asuka up for the victory.
Winners by Pinfall: Dakota Kai and IYO SKY
Dakota Kai and IYO SKY advance to the finals of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament.
Kevin Patrick is backstage with Dolph Ziggler. Ziggler is asked about how he’ll bounce back from the defeat to Theory. Ziggler says last week Theory was the better man.
Finn Bálor walks up to Ziggler and says he’s not better than Edge and Rey Mysterio. Ziggler latches himself to young up-and-comers. Bálor says Ziggler can teach him nothing and calls him “kid.” Ziggler says he can teach Bálor one thing and slaps him in the face. Ziggler asks if he’s going to sit on his ass like a little bitch, or is he going to come to the ring?
Dolph Ziggler makes his entrance. He’ll battle Finn Bálor next.
Video Package: Recap of the face-to-face confrontation between Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre on SmackDown.
Roman Reigns will defend his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship against Drew McIntyre at WWE Clash at the Castle.
Finn Bálor comes out alongside Rhea Ripley. They have new music.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Finn Bálor w/ Rhea Ripley
They circle the ring and lock up. They tussle around for position before Ziggler applies a waistlock. Bálor goes for an elbow, but Ziggler ducks. Ziggler applies a side headlock. Bálor whips him off, but Ziggler shoulder blocks him down. Ziggler sets up for a superkick, so Bálor retreats to the corner. Bálor kicks him in the midsection and puts him in the corner. Ziggler avoids an elbow and applies a side headlock. Bálor whips him off, but Ziggler ducks a clothesline and dropkicks him. Ziggler punches him in the corner before Bálor pushes him off. Bálor takes him down and punches away at him. Bálor gets him to his feet and bounces him off the top turnbuckle. Bálor pulls him up again and bounces him off the top turnbuckle once again. Bálor pulls him up and does it a third time. Bálor elbows him in the shoulder and applies a chin lock. Ziggler fights up and punches him, but Bálor knees him in the midsection. Ziggler fights back, but Bálor reverses a whip to the corner. Ziggler hits the corner HARD sternum-first.
We come back from the break to see Bálor applying a chin lock to Ziggler. Ziggler fights up and tries punching out, but Bálor keeps him under control. Ziggler momentarily stuns him with a jawbreaker, but Bálor comes right back with a kick to the midsection. Ziggler gets out of a suplex and elbows him. Ziggler boots him back and avoids an avalanche in the corner. Ziggler hits a diving clothesline and punches away at him in the corner. Ziggler immediately follows up with a neckbreaker before hitting a heart-stopping elbow drop for a near fall.
Ziggler goes for a suplex, but Bálor gets out and drives the dagger (falling elbow drop) into Ziggler for a near fall. Bálor stomps away at Ziggler and sizes him up. Ziggler slowly gets to his feet and counters a Sling Blade into a roll-up for a near fall. Bálor counters a famouser into a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Rhea Ripely shouts at the referee about his count. Bálor sets up Ziggler, but Ziggler dropkicks him. Ziggler connects with a spike DDT for a near fall. Ziggler sets up for a superkick, but Bálor blocks it. Bálor goes for 1916, but Ziggler gets out and hits a famouser. Ziggler covers, but Bálor just barely kicks out!
Bálor pulls himself up on the ropes. Bálor holds on to counter the Zig-Zag and hits Ziggler with a Woo Dropkick in the corner. Bálor goes to the top rope for the Coup de Grâce, but Ziggler avoids it. Ziggler hits a Zig-Zag and covers, but Bálor kicks out as the referee’s hand is centimeters from the mat! The crowd is really into this match now. They start punching it out in the center of the ring before Bálor kicks him in the midsection. Ziggler comes right back with a head-butt. The referee checks on Bálor, and Ziggler stands there waiting for Ripley to blindside him. Bálor quickly follows up with a 1916 and hits the Coup de Grâce for the victory!
Winner by Pinfall: Finn Bálor
Sarah Schreiber is backstage with Aliyah. She’s asked about her tag team with Raquel Rodriguez. Aliyah starts talking about her, but Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SKY immediately interrupt. Bayley puts over Kai and Sky being in the Finals. They’re going to win the whole thing. Meanwhile, where is Raquel? Bayley says she’s either brave or really stupid to show up without her partner. Trish Stratus walks up and says she’s not alone. Stratus asks when Bayley is returning to action. Aliyah challenges Bayley, so Bayley accepts.
Bayley, Kai, and Sky walk off. WWE Official Adam Pearce walks by them with security holding a picture of Dexter Lumis.
Chad Gable and Otis make their way to the ring. Alpha Academy will have an open challenge next.
Alpha Academy stands in the ring, and the crowd loudly boos them. Chad Gable tells them to SHOOSH and says Master Gable has an announcement. For the first time since its inception, Alpha Academy is accepting new students. They’re starting the search in Canada. Gable thinks it’s a mistake because all he’s found in Canada are toothless, ex-hockey players hooked on Tim Horton’s. Look at Toronto’s ice hockey team. They lost to a team from Tampa Bay. They don’t even have ice in Tampa Bay. Gable keeps hearing about Auston Matthews, but the only problem is he’s an American. He doesn’t have the talent to wash Otis’ jockstrap.
Tonight, they’re hosting an Alpha Academy Open Challenge. Gable doesn’t care if it’s a civilian or a former sports star that can’t let go of the past. They won’t measure up.
No one comes out, so Gable says this is no surprise… all of a sudden, Kevin Owens’ music hits! Owens comes out to a MASSIVE pop!
Chad Gable w/ Otis vs. Kevin Owens
The bell rings, and Owens wildly punches away at Gable before kicking him out of the ring. Owens goes to ringside and punches and chops him. Gable gets in the ring and kicks Owens coming back in. A loud “KO” chant picks up. Gable applies a side headlock and holds on when Owens tries to whip him off. Owens punches him and whips him off before hitting a back elbow. Owens strikes away at him in the corner, but Gable fights back. Owens sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Owens immediately regroups and hits a clothesline, followed by a senton splash. Owens charges for a cannonball, but Gable gets out of the ring. Owens goes outside, so Gable hits him with an exploder on the floor. Owens quickly sweeps the feet on the apron. Owens goes for a powerbomb onto the apron, but Gable counters into a back body drop. Gable then hits Owens with a German Suplex on the apron!
Back from the break, we see Owens chop Gable. Gable quickly responds with a German Suplex. Gable hits some rolling German Suplexes. Owens fights out and folds Gable up with a German Suplex. Owens then follows up with a cannonball in the corner.
Owens pulls himself to his feet, and the crowd chants, “Let’s go, Owens.” They trade punches before Owens hits a fisherman’s neckbreaker over his knee. Owens goes to the top rope and hits a frog splash for a near fall! Owens takes a moment before going for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Gable gets out. Gable avoids a Stunner and hits a German Suplex with a bridge for a near fall. Gable goes to the top rope and hits a diving head-butt for a near fall!
Gable puts Owens on the top rope, but Owens head-butts him down. Gable quickly scales the ropes to surprise him, but Owens fights back with a fisherman’s superplex! Owens crawls over and covers for a near fall. Owens goes to the top rope for a Swanton Bomb, but Gable gets the knees up. Gable goes for a moonsault, but he lands on his feet when Owens moves. Owens hits a superkick and connects with a Pop-up Powerbomb for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
Owens celebrates, but Otis blindsides him to loud boos. Otis clubs away at him and puts Owens in the corner. Owens sidesteps him, and Otis hits the ring post shoulder-first. Owens goes outside and sets up for an Apron Powerbomb on Gable. Otis floors him with a clothesline. Otis gets Owens in the ring, and the crowd chants for Sami Zayn. Owens fights back and hits Otis with a Stunner. Owens then gives Gable a powerbomb onto Otis! Owens celebrates with the loud Canadian crowd.
Rhea Ripley is backstage with Finn Bálor and Damian Priest. Ripley says Judgment Day runs WWE Raw. Bálor says Ripley has been dominating Dominik Mysterio. As for his father, Bálor has him in his pocket. He is “6-1-MINE.” Damian Priest says that leaves one last legend. The match against Edge will be loud, but his family has a ticket to see him be finished once and for all.
Edge will battle Damian Priest later tonight.
Aliyah makes her entrance. She’ll battle Bayley next. This will be Bayley’s first televised match since returning.
The commentators talk about how Gigi Dolin was injured, so she and Jacy Jayne have been removed from the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament.
This Friday on SmackDown, there will be a “Second Chance” Fatal 4-Way Tag Team Match. It’ll feature the teams of Tamina and Dana Brooke, Natalya and Sonya Deville, Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H., and Xia Li and Shotzi. The winners will face Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah in a Semi-Final match.
Aliyah vs. Bayley
This is Bayley’s first televised match since June 25, 2021, on SmackDown.
The bell rings, and they lock up. Bayley quickly takes her down. Bayley mocks her, so Aliyah takes her down for a two-count. Aliyah gets an inside cradle, but Bayley gets out and goes for a suplex. Aliyah avoids a clothesline and hits a hip toss. Aliyah knocks Bayley back and hits a running body block in the corner. Aliyah hits a head-scissor takeover for a one-count. Bayley grabs her by the ear and pushes her to the corner. Bayley knees away at her and talks some trash. Bayley hits a back suplex for a two-count. Bayley stomps Aliyah before hitting a suplex for a two-count. Bayley applies a chin lock. Aliyah fights up and pulls her off. Bayley avoids a body block in the corner and clubs away at her. Bayley takes her down and hits a sliding clothesline for a two-count. Bayley knocks her to the corner, so Aliyah fights back. Aliyah goes for a body block, but Bayley catches her and lays her on the middle rope. Bayley hits double knees to the midsection for a near fall.
Bayley applies a chin lock. Aliyah fights up and pulls Bayley out of the ring. Aliyah charges and hits a wheelbarrow bulldog on the floor. Aliyah gets Bayley in the ring and punches away at her. Bayley fights out before having a whip reversed on her. Aliyah takes her down and applies a single-leg crab. Bayley pulls the hair to get out of it. Bayley takes her down with a monkey flip and hits a Rose Plant for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Bayley
Dakota Kai and IYO SKY come down the ramp to celebrate with Bayley.
United States Champion Bobby Lashley and AJ Styles are walking together backstage. They walk by Adam Pearce and some WWE personnel, who just put out a piece of equipment that was on fire.
Ciampa and The Miz make their way to the ring. They’ll battle Lashley and Styles next.
Tag Team Match
Ciampa and The Miz vs. United States Champion Bobby Lashley and AJ Styles
AJ Styles starts against Ciampa. They lock up, and Ciampa applies a side headlock. Ciampa cinches it in, so Styles whips him off. Styles goes up and over Ciampa before connecting with a stiff dropkick. Bobby Lashley tags in. Lashley and Styles start a double-team suplex, but Styles abandons it. Lashley holds Ciampa up with a delayed vertical suplex (even putting in a bicep flex) before dropping him down. Lashley scoops him up, but Ciampa slides off and chop blocks him. The Miz tags in and kicks away at Lashley. Lashley goes for a back suplex, but Miz flips through and tries for a Skull Crushing Finale. Lashley gets out and tags Styles in. Styles floors Miz with a strike combo. Styles hits an avalanche in the corner, followed by an ushigoroshi. Styles kicks Miz out of the ring. Lashley comes in, and military presses Ciampa above his head. Lashley throws Ciampa over the top rope onto Miz on the floor! Miz grabs his ankle in pain.
We come back from the break to see Miz put Styles in the corner. Ciampa tags in and whips Miz into Styles, who hits his patented corner clothesline. Ciampa takes Styles down for a near fall. Ciampa attacks the midsection and taunts Lashley. Ciampa punches Styles in the head and chops the chest. Ciampa wrenches the neck and tags Miz in. Miz hits a running big boot, and Ciampa follows up with a stomp on the cheek for a two-count. Miz applies a chin lock. Styles fights up and elbows out. Miz stops Styles from making a tag and tags Ciampa in. Styles fights Miz and Ciampa off. Ciampa pulls Styles out of the ring, and Miz hits a baseball slide. Ciampa then whips Styles into the barricade. Ciampa and Miz clap on the apron before Miz rips his shirt off. Lashley approaches them, and they retreat.
Ciampa gets Styles back in the ring and puts the chin lock back on. Styles fights up, so Ciampa takes him down. Miz tags in and knees Styles in the back a few times. Miz talks some trash to Lashley before jumping on Styles’ back. Styles fights up from a chin lock, but Miz pulls the hair and DDTs him for a near fall. Ciampa tags in, and they do a wishbone split to Styles. Styles fights back at Ciampa and hits a jawbreaker. Miz quickly tags in, but Styles drops him with a Pele Kick.
Lashley and Ciampa tag in! Lashley hits a shoulder tackle and a clothesline. Lashley clotheslines Ciampa in the corner and punches Miz back. Lashley clotheslines Miz in the corner and shoulder blocks Ciampa. Lashley grabs them both and gives Miz a flatliner while giving Ciampa a DDT. Lashley sets up for a Spear, but Ciampa gets out of the ring. Lashley goes outside and lifts Ciampa before driving him into the ring post. Lashley gets Ciampa in the ring and sets up for the end. The crowd loudly chants, “Bobby!” Miz pulls Ciampa out of the ring before Lashley hits a Spear. Lashley goes outside and clotheslines Miz. As Lashley gets in the ring, Ciampa hits Willow’s Bell for a near fall!
Ciampa punches Lashley and goes for a Fairy Tale Ending, but Lashley gets out of it. Lashley hits a Spear and covers, but Miz breaks it up! Styles runs in and hits a diving forearm on Miz. Styles knocks him out of the ring and hits a forearm plancha. All of a sudden, someone from the crowd grabs Styles and pulls his hair. Security escorts him away, and it’s not Dexter Lumis. Miz uses the distraction to hit Styles with a big boot. All of a sudden, Dexter Lumis grabs Miz in a sleeper hold and drags him into the crowd before leaving the arena with him! The bell rings.
Lashley and Styles look confused. The referee says the match is over. Lashley gives Ciampa a Spear before Styles hits a Phenomenal Forearm.
The commentators talk about what just happened.
Video Package: Edge vs. Damian Priest
Damian Priest is warming up backstage.
JOHNNY GARGANO makes his way to the ring to a massive pop! Gargano looks moved by the reaction and high-fives some fans at ringside. Gargano touches the ring steps and looks into the camera to say, “I missed you guys so much.” Gargano gets in the ring and poses for the crowd. Gargano is absolutely fired up!
Gargano takes a microphone, and the Toronto crowd chants, “Johnny Wrestling.” It is a super loud chant. Gargano puts the microphone down and enthusiastically jumps around the ring a few times to a huge pop. Gargano says, “Well, surprise everybody!” Gargano says it’s been nine months since he’s been in a wrestling ring. Do you still talk into the microphone like this? Gargano thanks them for reminding him who he is. For those that don’t know, he is Johnny Gargano. He was kind of a big deal in NXT. He’s a former NXT Champion, 3-time North American Champion, Tag Team Champion, and First Ever Triple Crown Champion in NXT History. Gargano won the Tag Team Titles in this very building. It’s great to see Toronto again.
Since he’s been gone, there have been a lot of questions about where and when he’d show up again. Gargano had the same questions and wondered whether he wanted to do this anymore. Then he remembered one day in particular where he was standing there with his 6-month-old baby doing some baby wrestling. A “baby wrestling” chant picks up. Gargano remembered that when he was younger, he had big, impossible dreams. He dreamed of becoming the Intercontinental Champion, the United States Champion, and the WWE Champion. Gargano dreamed of wrestling at WrestleMania. What type of father would he be if he didn’t teach his son that even the biggest, most impossible dreams can come true? If you work hard enough, you can get anything you want out of this life. You will never fail if you bet on yourself. Gargano is here in Toronto to bet on himself. Gargano stands here incredibly proud to say that Johnny Wrestling is back in WWE!
We’re just getting started… Theory’s music interrupts him. The holder of the 2022 Men’s Money in the Bank contract makes his way to the ring. Theory asks if this is real right now. It’s been nine months. Theory was with Gargano in NXT. A “Who’s your daddy?” chant picks up. Theory says a lot has happened in the pasts nine months. Gargano says that’s true. He’s changed a lot of diapers and watched a lot of Bluey. Theory has changed a lot, and it’s great to see. Theory says a lot has changed. He became the youngest United States Champion, competed at WrestleMania, and with the Money in the Bank contract, he’s on his way to becoming the new Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. It’s almost like all the things Gargano has dreamed of, he’s already done them. Theory says he couldn’t have done any of this without Gargano. When they were in NXT together, Gargano took him under his wing. It’s almost like now, he’s the veteran, and Gargano is the rookie. Gargano can stand behind him and be his caboose. He can carry his bags if he wants. Actually, Gargano can hold his briefcase and hand it over when Theory wins the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship.
Theory can show Gargano the way. If Gargano doesn’t want to support Theory as he did, then maybe he can just go away. People love them together. Theory says they can do the high-five for old time’s sake. Theory shouts for Gargano to hit him with it. Gargano superkicks him in the face and stands over his former protege.
Replays are shown of Riddle and Seth “Freakin” Rollins brawling to kick off Monday Night Raw.
Next week on Raw from Pittsburgh, Seth “Freakin” Rollins and Riddle will go face-to-face. We’ll also see the Finals of the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament. New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions will be crowned! Finally, WWE Hall of Famer and Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle will be live in his hometown.
Damian Priest makes his entrance for the main event of Raw.
WWE Hall of Famer Edge makes his entrance to a HUGE reaction in his hometown of Toronto. Edge will be competing in his first match in the city in 12 years.
The main event begins next.
The crowd is buzzing for the main event of tonight’s Raw. WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix is in tears at ringside watching her husband.
Damian Priest vs. Edge
This match is being presented with limited commercial interruptions.
Legendary referee Charles Robinson is the official for this match. The bell rings, and Edge’s first match in Toronto in 12 years. They lock up, and Priest powers Edge to the corner and presses him in there before giving a clean break. Priest shows Edge up and backs up. They lock up, and Priest powers him to the corner again. Edge turns him around and tosses Priest out of the ring. Edge tells him to shove it.
Priest gets back in the ring. Edge applies a side headlock, but Priest whips him off, and shoulder blocks him down. Edge gets to his feet and pie faces Priest. Edge takes him down and hits the ropes. Priest goes for a leapfrog, but Edge puts the brakes on and shoves him down. Edge then tosses Priest over the top rope, and the crowd roars in approval. Priest paces at ringside and looks furious. Priest gets in the ring, and Edge applies a waistlock. Edge shoves Priest into the corner and wrenches the arm. Priest gets to the ropes to break the hold. Priest stomps the foot and punches him in the ear to take the Hall of Famer down. Priest talks some trash and throws him into the corner. Priest head-butts Edge and whips him to the opposite corner. Edge drops down and slides out of the ring. Priest follows him out, so Edge goads him into going out and in the ring. Edge then clotheslines him on the floor! Edge then grabs Priest and absolutely CRUSHES HIM with a powerbomb on the barricade! Wow!
We come back from the break to see Edge avoid a missile dropkick from Priest. They run into each other with clubs before hitting stereo big boots. Both men are down. During the break, Priest backed Edge into the ring post to get the momentum back.
Edge hits Priest with a flapjack as they get to their feet. Edge hits some clotheslines before having a whip to the corner reversed. Edge avoids an avalanche and DDTs him back into the ring for a near fall. Priest rolls out of the ring to recover. Edge goes to the top rope and dives to the floor onto Priest! The crowd chants, “Holy shit.”
Edge rolls into the ring to break the referee’s count. Priest fights back and throws Edge into the ropes to give him whiplash. Priest then gives Edge a Crucifix Powerbomb through the commentary table!
Back from the final break of the evening, Priest has Edge on the second rope. Priest goes for a super chokeslam, but Edge fights back with some elbows. Edge then hits Priest with a top rope hurricanrana! What?! Edge goes for a Spear, but Priest hits a spin kick. Priest follows up with the Unprettier, the finisher of Edge’s former tag team partner (and storyline brother) Christian. Edge just barely kicks out.
Priest punches Edge as he starts to stir. Edge backhands him. They’re on their feet, trading thunderous shots to the face. Edge looks out on his feet. Edge viciously big boots him, so Priest responds with a spinning forearm. Edge quickly kicks him and hits an Impaler DDT for a near fall. Beth Phoenix looks nervous at ringside. They hit the ropes, but Priest catches him with the Reckoning. Priest sizes Edge up in the corner and starts stalking him for the Spear. The crowd boos him. Priest goes for a Spear, but Edge counters into South of Heaven for a two-count!
Edge sets up for a Sharpshooter, the finisher of Canadian royalty Bret “Hitman” Hart, but Priest kicks him into referee Charles Robinson. Priest hits Edge with South of Heaven and grabs a steel chair. Priest goes for a con-chair-to, but Edge avoids it. Edge sweeps the feet to knock Priest down onto the chair. Edge breaks a support pole off the chair and puts it in Priest’s mouth before pulling back! Edge sets up for a Spear and charges, but Priest smashes Edge in the face with the pole! Priest covers, and Charles Robinson slowly gets into the ring. 1… 2… Edge barely kicks out!
Priest furiously punches the mat in frustration. Priest sets up for another Crucifix Powerbomb, but Edge counters into the CANADIAN DESTROYER! Edge connects with a Spear for the victory!
Winner by Pinfall: Edge
The crowd roars in approval. Edge sets Priest up for a con-chair-to, but Rhea Ripley comes up from behind and low blows him! Finn Bálor goes to the top rope and hits Edge with a Coup de Grâce. They go for a con-chair-to on Edge, but Beth Phoenix jumps over the barricade and rips the chair away. Phoenix gets in the ring with the chair and threatens them. Ripley looks intense. Bálor holds her back. Judgment Day pulls Priest out of the ring and backs up the ramp as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
— Dakota Kai and IYO SKY def. Alexa Bliss and Asuka in a WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament Semi-Final Match
— Finn Bálor def. Dolph Ziggler
— Kevin Owens def. Chad Gable
— Bayley def. Aliyah
— Ciampa and The Miz NC United States Champion Bobby Lashley and AJ Styles
— Edge def. Damian Priest
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