WWE Raw Results, winners, and grades, 22nd August 2022: Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky vs Alexa Bliss and Asuka


We start with the Raw results, winners, and grades.

Trish Stratus returns to RAW while Edge will face Damian Priest in a one-on-one match. Dakota Kai and Io Sky will lock horns with Alexa Bliss and Asuka in a Women’s Tag Team Championship tournament match.

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Seth Rollins and Riddle start the show with an intense brawl

Seth Rollins and Riddle began to brawl backstage and later the action spilled onto ringside. Both men went back and forth and didn’t hold back.

Trish Stratus makes her entrance

Trish Stratus came to the ring and said it feels great to be back home in Toronto and also in the ring. Bayley, Iyo Sky, and Dakota Kai make their way to the ring.

They all speak about how they have been fans of Trish Stratus since they were young. Bayley asked Stratus why she is here. The WWE Hall of Famer said that she is here to support his fellow Torontonian Edge who will face Damian Priest later on the show.

Trish was about to say something more but Dakota stopped her and said that nobody cares what she has to say. Bayley says that it’s her ring now and Trish has no job being inside it.

Bianca Belair makes her way. She says that Bayley is not even in the same stratosphere so she better give Trish some respect. Trish was not backing away from a fight. Bayley called her stupid for being outnumbered. Alexa Bliss and Asuka make their way to the ring. The heels backed off.

Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky vs Alexa Bliss and Asuka – WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Tournament Semifinals

Asuka and Iyo Sky started the match. After a brief tussle, Kai got the tag and managed a headlock takeover. Asuka delivers a hip attack followed by a dropkick from Bliss to clear the apron.

Towards the closing stages of the match, Bliss went for the Twisted Bliss on Dakota but the heel got her knees up. Eventually, Asuka got hit with the schoolboy by Sky as the heels won the match via pinfall.

Winners – Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky

Grade – B+

Dolph Ziggler vs Finn Balor

Finn Balor delivered stomps in the ropes and followed it up with a Liger Bomb. Ziggler hit a DDT for a nearfall. The Showoff followed up with a Fameasser but Balor kicked out.

Balor went for a Coup de Grace but Ziggler evaded it and hit a Zig Zag. Rhea Ripley delivered a cheap shot from the floor and Balor took advantage and delivered an Inverted 1916 followed by a Coup de Grace to get the win.

Winner – Finn Balor

Grade – A

Chad Gable vs Kevin Owens – Open Challenge

Kevin Owens hit a senton and went for a cannonball but Gable escaped outside the ring. Owens chased him but got hit with an exploder suplex out on the floor.

The home favorite went for a powerbomb but Gable countered to hit a back body drop. Gable delivered a German Suplex on the apron as we went into a commercial break.

After returning, Owens and Gable hit a few German suplexes to each other. KO hit a frog splash. A few moments later, Gable went for a moonsault but Owens evades it. In the end, a Pop-up Powerbomb gave Owens the pinfall victory.

Otis attacked Owens after the match. Gable joined in. However, Owens got the better off the two as he hit a Stunner on Otis and went on to powerbomb Gable onto his student.

Winner – Kevin Owens

Grade – A

Aliyah vs Bayley

Aliyah delivered a nice hip toss followed by a dropkick sending Bayley to the corner. She followed up with a hurricanrana off the top rope. Bayley soon took control of the match and delivered an Angle Slam for a near fall.

Bayley dominated proceedings but Aliyah hung on. The youngster managed to lock in a half Boston Crab but Bayley pulled her by the hair and eventually got the win with The Rose Plant.

Winner – Bayley

Grade – B

AJ Styles and Bobby Lashley vs The Miz and Ciampa

Bobby Lashley and AJ Styles dominated the initial proceedings. However, the heels soon took control of the match and isolated Styles. The Phenomenal One took a lot of beating before a Pele Kick on Miz allowed him to make the much-needed tag. Lashley was the fresh competitor and he cleared the ring with aplomb. He was about to hit a spear on Ciampa but Miz pulled him outside the ring.

Lashley took out Miz with a shoulder tackle outside the ring. Back inside, Lashley hit a spear and went for the cover but before the three count, Miz broke things up. Styles took out Miz with a Phenomenal Forearm. A man tried to assault Styles from the front row before security pulled him away. Dexter Lumis appeared in the front row and pulled The Miz and took him away as the commentators said that the A-lister was kidnapped. The referee called the match off but Ciampa wanted to fight. He got hit with a Phenomenal Forearm followed by a Spear for his efforts.

Winners – No result

Grade – B

Johnny Gargano returns to WWE

The crowd gave Gargano a huge reception. He talked about his achievements in NXT. He said that he didn’t know if he would be back but it was his young six-month-old son who influenced him to make a comeback after nine months.

Gargano said that he is back and he is betting on himself as Gargano wrestling has finally returned.

Theory came to the ring and said that a lot has changed in the last nine months. He said that he has achieved everything that Gargano dreamt of. Speaking about their times in NXT, Theory said that Gargano took him under his wing but now Mr. Money in the Bank is the veteran. Maybe Gargano could carry his bags or maybe even the Money in the Bank briefcase. Theory said they’ll do their trademark high-five but Gargano surprised him with a Superkick before leaving the ring.

Edge vs Damian Priest

Priest hit a chokeslam as Edge landed on the apron. The heel followed it up with a Razor’s Edge and sent his former mentor crashing through the announce table. Upon returning from a commercial break, Edge hit a hurricanrana off the top rope. He went for a spear but Priest stopped him with a kick followed by a Killswitch. Edge hit back with an Impaler for a nearfall. Priest hit a Reckoning but didn’t go for the cover. He wanted to add insult to injury as he set up for a spear. However, Edge hit a sit-down chokeslam taking a page out of Priest’s book. Edge wanted to go for a submission hold but Priest pushed him into the referee.

Priest delivered a sit-down chokeslam and brought a steel chair to the ring. However, before Priest could use it, Edge hit back. The WWE Hall of Famer broke a piece of the chair and used it to apply a cross face. In the end, Edge picked up the win after delivering a thunderous spear.

Edge wanted to finish Priest for good as he brought another chair into the ring after the match. However, Rhea Ripley appeared from behind and delivered a low blow. Finn Balor hit a Coup de Grace. Before The Judgement Day could inflict more damage, Beth Phoenix entered the ring with a steel chair and made the save. The heels retreated as Phoenix stood tall.

Winner- Edge

Grade – A

Overall show grade – B+

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