WWE Raw Results
September 5, 2022
Kansas City, Missouri (T-Mobile Center)
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.
The Raw video plays, and we go live into the T-Mobile Center.
Edge’s music hits, and the WWE Hall of Famer makes his way to the ring to a huge ovation. Replays are shown of Edge and Rey Mysterio defeating the Judgment Day at WWE Clash at the Castle. After the match, Dominik Mysterio attacked Edge and his father, Rey.
Edge says, “Dominik Mysterio.” He’s known Dominik since he was 5 years old. Edge used to spend time with him in catering. Edge is someone who never grew up and gets along with him. Edge has been like family and slept at their house when he was in San Diego. Edge calmed Dominik down last year before his first match before a live audience. Dominik has been like a nephew to him, but Dominik doesn’t feel the same way. Edge wants to know what’s going on. The Spear was an accident a few weeks ago. His gut told him to take care of it, but his heart overrode his gut. Edge didn’t think he needed to worry about Dom. Not Dom. Edge didn’t come back to get between Dominik and his father. Edge is here to help them. Judgment Day is Edge’s fault and responsibility. After what Dominik did on Saturday, after what he did to him and his father… Edge knows Rey raised Dominik better than that.
Dominik can hash it out however he wants with his father, but he’s a different beast. Edge isn’t looking at him like the kid he watched grow up. He’s looking at Dominik as a WWE Superstar. A man’s game pays a man’s price. Edge calls Dominik out. They’re not going to talk. Edge is going to beat his ass. The crowd gets on their feet. Edge demands Dominik get down here right now.
Rey Mysterio’s music hits, and the father of Dominik Mysterio makes his way to the ring. Rey looks heartbroken and is motioning for Edge to calm down. Rey knows his son messed up big. Rey is asking for an apology on his son’s behalf. He’s still his son. Rey begs him not to do this. Edge says Rey knows that he loves him, but his son is old enough to drink, drive, and step foot in this ring. Dominik is old enough to stand for his actions. Edge calls Dominik out again.
Rhea Ripley’s music hits, and she makes her way to the stage. Ripley tells Edge to calm down. At Clash at the Castle, they both got exactly what was coming to them. Edge thought he could replace Dominik like he didn’t even matter. Rey thought he could protect Dominik just because he was his baby boy. The fact is that Dominik isn’t his baby boy anymore. Ripley saw the potential in him and made him into a man. She motions to the stage.
Dominik Mysterio walks out dressed in all black. The crowd boos him. Rey tells his son to snap out of it. He still has time. Rey begs him to make amends with Edge and make things right. Ripley asks when Rey is going to get it through his thick skull. Dominik isn’t listening to him anymore. Rey cannot fight his battles for him anymore. As for Edge, he’s past his time. Edge can’t stop his Judgment Day. A “Who’s your daddy” chant lightly picks up.
Ripley and Dominik start making their way to the ring. Rey tells Edge to do what he has to do because he can’t be part of this. Rey leaves the ring and approaches his son. Rey again begs his son not to do this. Dominik won’t even look at him. Rey looks sick that his son won’t look him in the eyes. Rey sadly walks off. Ripley laughs and puts her hand on Dominik’s shoulder. Edge stares down at them. As Dominik approaches the ring, Finn Bálor and Damian Priest attack him from behind. Edge manages to fight them off until Dominik gets in the ring and chop blocks him. Bálor works on the leg as Priest stomps away at him. Rey charges down to the ring, but Dominik and Ripley stand in his way. Rey tries to get past Dominik, but Dominik throws him back. Ripley attacks Rey from behind and whips him into the steel steps. In the ring, Bálor throws Edge into Priest. Priest connects with the South of Heaven. The crowd boos.
Ripley goes under the ring and hands Dominik a steel chair. Dominik hands the chair to Bálor. Bálor attacks Edge’s injured left knee and puts the chair on it. Priest holds Edge down. Bálor goes to the top rope and hits the Coup de Grâce onto the chair and knee. Edge screams in pain. Dominik walks off with the Judgment Day as Rey checks on Edge in the ring.
Photos are shown of highlights from WWE Clash at the Castle this past Saturday.
The commentators talk about how Edge has been taken to a medical facility.
We see footage of The Miz and Ciampa walking into the arena earlier today. Sarah Schreiber asks what happened last Monday where it appeared someone was in the backseat as he drove off. Miz doesn’t want to talk about it. She asks if that’s why he challenged Bobby Lashley to a Steel Cage Match to keep Dexter Lumis out. Ciampa shushes her and says journalists are always trying to stir things up. Miz says no one ever asks how he is doing. She asks how he is doing, and Miz says it’s none of her business. They walk off and stop when they approach a car that is flipped over.
The Steel Cage is shown hanging over the ring. Bobby Lashley will defend the United States Championship against The Miz later tonight.
The New Day of SmackDown makes their way to the ring. We’ll have a #1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way Match for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship.
#1 Contenders’ Match – Fatal 4-Way Match
The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) vs. Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) vs. Los Lotharios (Angel and Humberto) vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford)
Xavier Woods and Angel start the match. Woods and Angel go back and forth in the ring. They take each other down a few times before winding up in a stalemate. Angel then pulls his pants off and tags Kofi Kingston in. Kingston looks confused. It appears that they have to fight for whatever reason. Woods then drops down and is going to let Kingston pin him so they also win. Everyone quickly runs into the ring to break it up. The New Day clears the ring and hit stereo somersault planchas!
We come back from the break to see Humberto applying a chin lock to Montez Ford. Ford fights up, but Humberto forearms him. Humberto connects with a back suplex and kips up. Humberto then knocks The New Day off the apron. Shouldn’t that be a tag? Humberto ducks an enzuigiri and backs up. Chad Gable blind tags in and clips the knee of Ford. Humberto charges and is accidentally hit by Gable.
Angelo Dawkins tags in and takes Gable down with clotheslines. Dawkins punches Otis off the apron and hits Gable with a leaping back elbow. Dawkins hits a twisting avalanche in the corner and a step-up enzuigiri on Gable. Humberto takes a Silencer from Dawkins. Dawkins wipes out Angel for good measure. Kingston knocks Angel out of the ring. Dawkins then pounces Kingston over the top rope onto the other competitors! Ford then hits a somersault senton on the rest. Ford is in. The Street Profits hit Gable with a Throw into a Back Suplex. Otis breaks it up. Otis tags in and lifts Ford. Angel superkicks Otis. Woods runs in. Ford and Angel attack Woods in the corner and put him on the top rope. Kingston and Dawkins put Humberto on the top rope in another corner. Kingston hits Dawkins with a sunset flip powerbomb. Angel and Ford then hit Woods with a double superplex. Humberto then goes to hit Ford with a Moonsault, but Ford gets his feet up. Gable then hits Humberto with a German Suplex. Otis goes to the second rope and hits Ford with a splash for a near fall. Kingston broke it up!
Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Everyone is down as replays are shown of the wild action that just took place. Otis gets Ford to his feet and clubs him down. Otis stomps the back as Gable taunts the crowd. Otis whips Ford hard into the corner and tags Gable in. Gable takes Ford down for a two-count. Gable punches away at Ford and hits a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Gable applies an overhead wristlock. Ford fights up and rolls Gable up. The picture-in-picture then cuts out.
We come back from the break to see Ford get out of a slam from Otis. Ford hits a jawbreaker. Gable tags in. Ford hits Otis with a scoop slam! Ford goes to the top rope, but Los Lotharios attack him. The New Day then attacks Los Lotharios. Los Lotharios then hit some of the competitors with stereo moonsaults to the floor! Ford hits Otis with a Frog Splash, but Gable, the legal man, grabs Ford and applies an Ankle Lock!
BRAUN STROWMAN’S MUSIC HITS! A very trim Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring shirtless and wearing red pants. Strowman steps over the top rope and approaches Gable. Strowman runs over Gable with a clothesline. Angel runs in, but Strowman punches him down. Strowman hits Humberto with a chokeslam before knocking Otis off the apron. Strowman looks around, and the crowd gives him a great ovation. Security runs in, but Strowman viciously takes them out. Strowman grabs one of the hapless guards and CRUSHES him with a powerbomb!
Strowman signals it is time for the Strowman Express. Strowman trips, but he quickly gets to his feet and knocks Otis through the barricade. Dawkins gets taken down before Strowman slams Gable down on the floor hard! Strowman clears the commentary table and lifts Dawkins. Strowman then hits Dawkins with a Running Powerslam through the commentary table! Strowman poses for the crowd and gets back in the ring. Strowman poses on the turnbuckles.
Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Braun Strowman continues to pose before surveying the destruction he caused. Strowman grabs Chad Gable and gives him a Running Powerslam in the ring.
As we come back from the commercial break, Braun Strowman is finally leaving for the back.
The cameras show off the destruction at ringside, including the commentary table.
New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah make their way to the ring.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah vs. Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop
Aliyah starts against Nikki A.S.H. Aliyah slingshots over Nikki and takes her down for a two-count. The commentators talk about how Aliyah didn’t do much during the tournament and had Raquel Rodriguez do the heavy lifting. Doudrop tags in. Aliyah dropkicks Doudrop in the knee. Doudrop quickly takes her down and knocks Rodriguez off the apron. Aliyah goes for a hurricanrana, but Doudrop powers her up and slings her into the turnbuckles.
Backstage, Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SKY are watching this match.
Doudrop hits Aliyah with a cannonball in the corner for a two-count. Nikki tags back in and dropkicks Rodriguez off the apron. Doudrop and Nikki hit Aliyah with a double-team slam, but Rodriguez breaks up the pin. Nikki grabs Aliyah by the hair, but she misses an elbow drop. Rodriguez tags in. She knocks Nikki back and hits a sloppy shoulder tackle throw. Rodriguez hits Nikki with a fallaway slam before striking Doudrop down. Rodriguez goes for a powerbomb, but she cannot lift Doudrop. Doudrop takes her down and hits a senton splash for a near fall. Doudrop goes to the second rope, but she’s distracted by Aliyah taking Nikki down at ringside. Rodriguez grabs Doudrop off the ropes and powerbombs her for the victory.
Winners by Pinfall: Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah
Sarah Schreiber catches up with Rey Mysterio. Rey says he’ll have a word in private with his son. The Judgment Day has been tearing his life apart. They’re taking away his son and they took out Edge, who is like family to him. Rey will never lay hands on his son, but Judgment Day deserves to get their asses beat. Rey challenges either Finn Bálor or Damian Priest to a match tonight. They can figure out who.
Photos of the major news coverage WWE Clash at the Castle received are shown.
The 2022 Money in the Bank holder Austin Theory makes his way to the ring. The crowd loudly boos Theory, who is still holding his jaw after being punched by Tyson Fury on Saturday. Theory says things didn’t go as planned on Saturday, but Crown Jewel was an absolute success. Theory says he’s just kidding because it’s Clash at the Castle. Theory is upset and yells at the crowd to shut their mouths while adjusting his jaw. Everyone wanted to see him fail at his cash-in, but he’s still the youngest Mr. Money in the Bank in WWE history. That guarantees that he is the future Undisputed Champion. The difference between him and the people is when he gets knocked down, he gets back up, even against a boxer like Tyson Fury. Roman Reigns is still the champion, but he’s actually glad he is. For one, Drew McIntyre completely embarrassed himself in front of his friends and family. Second, Theory and Roman Reigns have unfinished business. Theory trips over his words and grabs his jaw. Theory says he’ll soon end Roman Reigns’ two-year reign as champion. Then he’ll be the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion.
Kevin Owens’ music hits, and he comes out to the stage looking perplexed. Owens asks what’s wrong with Theory’s jaw. Owens then remembers that Theory got knocked the hell out. A “You got knocked out” chant picks up. Owens then says that Theory got KOed. A “You got KOed” chant then picks up. Owens smiles. Owens says he just realized that he found his first name again. Owens can call him Austin now! Owens despises arrogant and delusional people in this industry. They’ve had some arrogant and delusional people in WWE, but currently, Theory is at the very top of that list. A great example of how delusional he is is Theory complaining about Tyson Fury. If he didn’t do that at Clash at the Castle (the name of the show), he’d have been buried by Roman Reigns or Drew McIntyre.
Theory says Owens is jealous. Owens is talking about championships, but he hasn’t won one in years. Theory is climbing the ladder of success and doing things Owens never could do, like winning the Money in the Bank. Owens can be first in line when Theory cashes in and wins the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Owens asks if Theory wants to know he’d be destroyed by Reigns and McIntyre. Owens knows what it’s like to be in the ring with them. Owens would have beaten McIntyre a few weeks ago if not for The Usos. 18 months ago, he had Reigns beaten. Owens should’ve been the champion, but The Usos and Paul Heyman ensured he didn’t end the historic reign six months in. The only reason that Theory has the briefcase right now is Owens wasn’t in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match. If he was, he’d have slammed Theory through a ladder and won the briefcase. Theory says that sounds like a fantasy. Theory is the handpicked future of this company, while Owens is just trying to stay relevant. Owens admits to doing what he can to stay relevant, which is why he’s so great.
Theory WAS the handpicked future of WWE. Owens wonders if he’s the only one who knows what is going to happen. A referee is going to run down to the ring. A referee (slowly) runs down to the ring. Owens says someone will then challenge him to a fight. Oh wait — it’s him! Owens slams the microphone down.
Austin Theory vs. Kevin Owens
The bell rings, and Theory immediately gets out of the ring. Owens leaves the ring and takes Theory down at ringside. Owens chops him and puts him in the ring. Theory attacks him as he gets into the ring and stomps away at him. Theory puts Owens in the corner and kicks him. Owens reverses a whip to the opposite corner and clotheslines him down. Owens then hits a cannonball in the corner. Theory rolls out of the ring to recover. Owens goes to the apron and hits a Frog Splash to the floor!
Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Owens puts Theory against the barricade and chops the chest. Theory reverses him, but Owens blocks him. Owens gets him into the ring, but Theory attacks him. Theory hits a backbreaker for a two-count. Theory punches away at Owens and taunts the fans. Theory puts him in the corner, but Owens ducks under a chop. Owens chops the chest. Owens blocks a kick and takes him down in the corner. Theory reverses a whip to the corner, and Owens rolls up the turnbuckles. Theory grabs his jaw in pain before stomping away at Owens. Theory poses. Theory applies a rear chin lock to Owens.
We come back from the break to see Owens trapped in that rear chin lock. Owens fights up, but Theory knees him in the midsection. Theory then throws him out of the ring. Theory follows him outside. Owens then reverses a whip into the barricade. Owens bounces him off the commentary table (which has been reassembled) and puts Theory back in the ring. Owens connects with a short-arm clothesline and flattens him with a senton splash for a two-count. Owens goes for a scoop slam, but Theory slides off. Theory then hits a drop-toe-hold into the turnbuckles. Theory connects with a rolling thunder dropkick for a two-count. Theory puts the rear chin lock back on.
Replays are shown of Tyson Fury knocking out Austin Theory on Saturday at WWE Clash at the Castle.
Back to live action, Theory hits Owens with a fallaway slam for a near fall. Theory applies an armbar. Owens fights up and forearms out. Theory quickly kicks him, but Owens reverses a whip. Owens lowers his head and eats a kick, but he quickly responds with a clothesline. Owens hits a second clothesline. Theory knocks him back, but Owens sends him out of the ring with a third clothesline. Owens goes for a Swanton Bomb off the apron, but Theory gets the knees up!
Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Theory smashes Owens’ face off the commentary table a few times. Theory puts Owens back in the ring and covers for a two-count. Theory slaps Owens a few times, which just infuriates him. Owens punches back at Mr. Money in the Bank and spikes him with a DDT for a near fall. Owens looks around at the crowd before going to the top rope. Theory quickly cuts him off. Owens punches him back, but Theory stops his momentum with a right hand. Theory climbs the ropes, but Owens fights back. Theory hooks him for a superplex, but Owens fights it.
Back from the break, we see Owens fighting a superplex off. Owens punches and head-butts away at him. Theory falls down to the mat. Owens connects with a Swanton Bomb for a near fall. Owens waits for Theory to get up and goes for a Stunner, but Theory fights him off. Owens elbows him and goes to the second rope, but Theory attacks him. Theory connects with a torture rack bomb for a near fall. Theory signals for the end. Owens fights him off and hits a superkick. Owens goes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Theory gets away. Theory boots him back and drives his shoulder into the ring post. Owens falls out of the ring. Theory goes outside and drives Owens’ head INTO THE STEPS! Yikes!
Somehow, someway, Owens makes it back into the ring before being counted out. Theory attacks Owens and hits a fisherman’s neckbreaker onto his knee for a near fall! Theory cannot believe it! Theory puts Owens on the top rope and chops the chest. Theory goes for a superplex, but Owens punches him down to the mat. Owens sets up for a dive, but Theory cuts him off. Owens then hits Theory with a fisherman’s superplex! Owens gets to his feet, and the crowd comes to their feet. Owens sends him into the ropes and crushes him with a Pop-up Powerbomb! Owens follows up with a Stunner for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
Owens poses on the turnbuckle and shouts that this is The Kevin Owens Show.
The Miz is talking with Ciampa backstage. Sarah Schreiber comes up from behind and startles Miz. Miz says he’s not talking about the man whose name shall not be mentioned. Ciampa says Miz is facing Bobby Lashley in a Steel Cage Match because he wants to prove he’s better than Lashley. It’s not to keep out He Who Shall Not Be Named. Miz says he’s faced persecution throughout his career and has always proved the doubters wrong. Tonight will be no different.
More photos are shown from WWE Clash at the Castle this past Saturday.
Video Package: WWE Clash at the Castle highlights
DAMAGE CTRL is walking backstage. We’ll hear from them next.
The Kansas City Chiefs are shown at ringside.
Video Package: Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Maj. Patrick Payne
DAMAGE CTRL, consisting of Bayley, Dakota Kai, and IYO SKY, makes their way to the ring. Bayley says, “Ding dong, hello idiots!” It is them, the three women who were victorious at Clash at the Castle when they beat Asuka, Alexa Bliss, and Bianca Belair. Dakota Kai says if they can do that to their best, imagine what they can do to the rest of the Women’s Roster. They are taking control. Sky speaks in Japanese. She says they will be taking the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles. Kai says she wasn’t legal last week. Raquel and Aliyah can pretend to be champions for another week until they take what is rightfully theirs.
Bayley says they persevered through that unfair decision, and she pinned Bianca Belair. Bayley is the first person to pin Belair in almost 300 days.
Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair comes out to the ring. Belair says Bayley may have gotten the best of her at Clash at the Castle, but she put her pride to the side to show up tonight. If Bayley wants a challenge, they can have a match right now tonight. Bayley says, “Shoosh, please.” Bayley says it’s Labor Day, so she’s not working today. All they’re doing is celebrating that Bayley beat Belair. Belair looks confused. The last time she checked, it took the three of them to take her down. If that’s what it takes to make Bayley feel like she’s in control, then that’s fine. Belair gets in the ring. Bayley might have her little minions, but she has the gold. Belair holds up the title. Unless it’s one-on-one, and unless she’s got this title, Bayley is in control of nothing.
DAMAGE CTRL surrounds the Raw Women’s Champion before walking off. Belair laughs. Bayley says she already beat Belair. She has nothing else to prove. It’s been a long time since they’ve seen each other. She’s still the same Bianca Belair trying to play Miss Perfect, but her fragile ego cannot handle this one loss. Belair wants to challenge her to make herself feel like it’s just a fluke, but it’s not all about her. Bayley says they’ve got better things to do, like her girls winning the Tag Team Titles next week. If and when Bayley wants that title, she’ll get it one way or another. Bayley moves Sky and Kai in front of her.
Rey Mysterio is walking backstage. He’ll face Damian Priest next.
Replays are shown of the excellent reaction Drew McIntyre got during his entrance at WWE Clash at the Castle.
Sarah Schreiber asks Johnny Gargano about Austin Theory’s comments that Gargano is swimming with the sharks. Gargano says Theory may have forgotten what he can do in the ring, but he’ll show them. Theory says nobody cares. Since Gargano came back, all he’s done is talk. He should be Johnny Talking. Gargano says Theory is 100% correct. Before they were rudely interrupted, he was going to announce that next week on Raw, Johnny Wrestling will return to action. Gargano tells Theory to be careful of the sharks.
Tonight’s main event will see Bobby Lashley defend the United States Championship against The Miz inside a Steel Cage.
Rey Mysterio makes his way to the ring. As he does, replays are shown of the vicious attack the Judgment Day inflicted on Edge earlier tonight.
Rey Mysterio vs. Damian Priest
The bell rings, and Mysterio goes after Priest. Mysterio avoids a boot and punches away at him. Mysterio gets out of South of Heaven, but Priest big boots him down. Priest punches Mysterio in the corner before head-butting him down. Priest whips him sternum-first into the turnbuckle. Priest continues to attack Mysterio and knocks him out of the ring. Priest follows him out and grabs him. Priest stuns him with a forearm and puts him back in the ring. Mysterio stumbles to the corner. Mysterio boots him back, but Priest responds with a right hand. Priest whips him hard into the corner and charges, but he hits his shoulder into the ring post when Mysterio moves. Mysterio goes to the apron and kicks away at Priest. Mysterio hits a springboard cross-body block and punches away at him. Priest quickly knees him and sends him into the ropes. Mysterio slides through the legs and punches away at Priest. Priest goes for a whip, but Mysterio holds onto the ropes. Priest kicks him hard in the ribs. Priest whips Mysterio into the ropes, but Mysterio holds on. Mysterio boots him back and hits a head-scissor takeover that sends him out of the ring. Mysterio backs up and hits a baseball slide to knock Priest back. Mysterio gets on the apron before looking at the stage. His son, Dominik, makes his way to ringside alongside Finn Bálor and Rhea Ripley. Mysterio dives off the apron, but Priest forearms him out of midair.
Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Priest puts Mysterio in the ring and takes him down before taunting the fans. Priest connects with a Broken Arrow for a two-count. Priest applies a surfboard stretch. Mysterio fights out, so Priest takes him down and sends him out of the ring. Priest drops the wrestling legend on the apron and puts him back in the ring. An emotionless Dominik looks on from ringside. In the ring, Priest punches away at Mysterio’s arm. Mysterio ducks a spin kick and rolls him up for a two-count. Priest quickly shoulder tackles him down for a two-count. Priest applies a chin lock.
Back from the break, Priest has Mysterio in the chin lock. The Judgment Day, along with Rey’s son, Dominik, watch on from ringside. Mysterio fights out and kicks Priest in the head. Priest charges, but Mysterio pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Mysterio then hits a WILD somersault senton plancha! Mysterio kicks Priest in the ribs before looking over at his son. Mysterio avoids a big boot from Priest and kicks him back. Mysterio goes to the top rope and hits a seated senton. Mysterio connects with a springboard moonsault for a near fall. Mysterio looks back at Dominik, but Dominik shows no remorse or even acknowledgment. Mysterio climbs the ropes to punch Priest, but Priest counters by lawn darting him into the turnbuckles! Priest superkicks him down for a near fall.
Priest is irate that he hasn’t put Mysterio away yet. Priest charges, but Mysterio boots him back. Priest scoops him up, but Mysterio counters into a tornado DDT. Mysterio goes to the top rope, but Priest punches him. Priest climbs to the second rope and puts Mysterio on his shoulders. Mysterio fights him and knees him in the face from the top rope. Mysterio then hits a fantastic super hurricanrana for a near fall! Dominik is pacing at ringside. Mysterio dropkicks Priest into the ropes and goes for a 619, but Priest moves. Priest then wipes Mysterio out with a spin kick before falling into the ropes. Priest sets up for a Crucifix Powerbomb, but Mysterio counters into a hurricanrana into the ropes. Mysterio hits the ropes, but Dominik stands in his way! Mysterio attacks Bálor getting on the apron, but he will not lay hands on his son. Priest takes Mysterio down with a vicious clothesline. Priest then plants him into the mat with the South of Heaven for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Damian Priest
For the first time all night, Dominik Mysterio shows some emotion by letting out a small smirk at what just happened to his father.
Rhea Ripley says now that Damian Priest is done with Rey Mysterio. There’s just one more man left in the way. Dominik will send him back into retirement. What Papi wants, Papi gets. That’s why Dominik will set up the challenge next week on Monday Night Raw to go one-on-one with Edge.
Sarah Schreiber is backstage with United States Champion Bobby Lashley. She says Miz said he would beat him tonight inside the Steel Cage. Lashley says that isn’t very wise. Miz thinks being in a Steel Cage will save him from Dexter Lumis, but he’ll be in the cage with the most dangerous man in WWE. When that door closes, he’ll need to worry about being in the ring with the All Mighty.
Replays are shown of Braun Strowman’s surprise return earlier tonight. Strowman annihilated the Tag Team Division.
Braun Strowman is walking backstage. Strowman says the Monster of all Monsters is back. No one is safe. Strowman says he’ll see everyone this Friday on SmackDown.
Video Package: Seth “Freakin” Rollins defeated Matt Riddle this past Saturday at WWE Clash at the Castle
After the show, Sarah Schreiber asked Matt Riddle where his head is at. Riddle says he let his emotions get the best of him, but he wants another match as soon as possible. He’ll get his match. She then spoke with Seth “Freakin” Rollins about a rematch against Riddle. Rollins laughs and gives Riddle credit for his moxie, but he did what he came to do at Cardiff. While he admires his guts and determination, a rematch is not in the cards. He’s moving on to bigger and better things. Rollins cackled as he walked off.
Coming up next, Bobby Lashley will defend his United States Championship against The Miz inside of a Steel Cage!
Next week on Raw, Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah will defend the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship against Dakota Kai and IYO SKY of DAMAGE CTRL. We’ll also see the in-ring return of Johnny Gargano. Finally, Dominik Mysterio will face Edge, even though Edge’s condition is currently unknown.
United States Championship – Steel Cage Match
The Miz w/ Ciampa vs. Bobby Lashley (c)
As the referee holds the United States Championship up, Miz steals it from his hands and smashes Lashley in the back of the head with it! Miz punches Lashley out of the ring, and Ciampa joins in. They knock Lashley out of the cage (the match has not started yet). Miz and Ciampa send Lashley into the cage wall before taunting the fans. They send Lashley into the cage wall again. Miz grabs the steel steps. Ciampa holds Lashley’s arm against the ring post. Miz drives the steps into Lashley’s arm!
Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Miz stands over Lashley, who is in a lot of pain. Miz and Ciampa grab Lashley’s injured arm and slam it onto the commentary table a few times. Miz holds Lashley’s arm down, and Ciampa smashes it with a steel chair! The referee checks on Lashley. Miz and Ciampa eventually put Lashley into the ring. Miz gets in, and the door is shut.
This match is apparently official. Miz covers and picks up a near fall. Miz hits the ropes and hits a running boot to Lashley’s face for another near fall. Miz starts to climb the cage, but Lashley pulls him down and hits a clothesline. Lashley makes his way to the cage wall, but his arm is too injured. Miz charges, but Lashley elbows him back. Miz gets out of a suplex and viciously takes him down by the injured arm. Miz hits some IT Kicks to the injured arm before connecting with a big kick for a near fall. Miz goes to the cage door and nearly gets out, but Lashley pulls him back in. Miz quickly scales the cage wall, but Lashley grabs him with his good arm and pulls him down. Miz may have twisted his knee on the way down.
Lashley hits a pair of clotheslines and a one-armed overhead belly-to-belly suplex. Lashley clotheslines him in the corner before hitting a running shoulder. Lashley connects with a neckbreaker before getting to his feet. Lashley whips Miz into the cage wall three times before hitting a flatliner for a near fall. Miz slowly gets to his feet. Miz quickly drops down and scurries to the door when he sees Lashley is set up for a Spear. Lashley pulls Miz back into the ring before he escapes and smashes him into the cage wall a few times. Lashley sets up for a Hurt Lock, but his arm is too injured. Miz escapes and starts to climb. Lashley follows him up and smashes him into the cage a few times to knock him down. Lashley starts to climb, but Ciampa grabs a chair and hits it into the cage a few times. Miz hits a Busaiku Knee Kick for a near fall.
Picture-in-Picture Commercial Break: Miz taunts the crowd before going for a Skull Crushing Finale on Lashley. Lashley gets out, so Miz hits a Reality Check for a near fall. Miz starts to climb the cage wall again and gets to the top. Lashley soon follows after him. Miz straddles the top, so Lashley also pulls himself up there. They punch it out from the top of the cage. Miz is knocked back toward the ring but holds on to the top. Lashley punches him down to the mat, but Miz lands on his feet. Miz pulls Lashley down into the ring.
Back from the break, Miz has Lashley trapped in a crossface. Lashley fights up and has Miz on his shoulders. Lashley charges and launches Miz into the cage wall! Lashley sizes Miz up and charges, but Miz kicks him in the arm. Miz then sends his shoulder into the turnbuckles. Miz climbs to the top of the cage and puts his leg over the top. Lashley climbs and pulls Miz down. Ciampa tries to climb up and pull Miz out, but he’s unsuccessful. Lashley pulls Miz down onto the top rope. Lashley hits him with a superplex!
Lashley slowly gets to his feet and waits for Miz to get up. Lashley goes for a Spear, but Miz sidesteps him and drives him into the cage. Miz hits a Skull Crushing Finale for a near fall! Miz begins to crawl toward the open cage wall. Lashley holds onto Miz’s feet and pulls him back in. Lashley whips him into the cage wall, which looked awkward, and goes toward the door. Ciampa slams the door into Lashley’s face, but Lashley blocks it! Lashley then swings the door into Ciampa’s face. Miz pulls the door into Lashley’s head and smashes him with the door a few times. Miz recognizes the opportunity and starts to climb. Miz climbs over the top and it’s all academic now, but he looks down and sees Dexter Lumis lying on the floor underneath him! Miz is shocked and scared.
Miz climbs back into the ring. Lumis emerges from under the ring. Miz shouts at him and turns into a Spear from Lashley. Lashley covers for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall and still United States Champion: Bobby Lashley
Dexter Lumis climbs up the cage and into the ring. Miz is terrified and starts to crawl toward the cage door. Bobby Lashley shuts the door on Miz. Miz is stunned. Lumis grabs Miz and puts him to sleep with an Anaconda Vice as the show comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
— The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) vs. Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) vs. Los Lotharios (Angel and Humberto) vs. The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) ended in a No Contest
— WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah def. Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop (non-title)
— Kevin Owens def. Austin Theory
— Damian Priest def. Rey Mysterio
— Bobby Lashley def. The Miz to retain the United States Championship in a Steel Cage Match
Scheduled for next week:
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah (c) vs. DAMAGE CTRL (Dakota Kai and IYO SKY)
Johnny Gargano returns to action
Dominik Mysterio vs. Edge
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