WWE Raw Results, winners, and grades, 25th July 2022: Logan Paul hosts his own talk show


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

Roman Reigns returns to this week’s episode of RAW. Finn Balor and Damian Priest will team up to face Rey and Dominik Mysterio in a tag team match. Rey Mysterio celebrates his 20-year anniversary with WWE.

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The Miz and Logan Paul have a brawl

The show kicked off with the former tag team partners The Miz and Logan Paul engaging in an all-out brawl. A number of referees and officials tried to control the two men but had a tough time pulling them apart.

The Bloodline along with Paul Heyman make their way to the ring

Madison Square Garden acknowledged Roman Reigns. The Tribal Chief told Paul Heyman that he doesn’t feel like talking anymore. He handed over the mic to Heyman. There was a problem with the mic and Heyman said that someone from New Jersey must be looking after the sound department. Heyman spoke about some of the greatest achievements of Brock Lesnar. He said that Lesnar might feel he could spoil the party for Reigns, who is closing in on 700 days as the world champion. Heyman wasn’t impressed by the fact that Lesnar’s legacy was attached to Reigns’ legacy. He said that Reigns can’t stand the name of Lesnar and after SummerSlam, the Beast Incarnate won’t be able to stand at all.

Theory made his way to the stage area. He said that he will not only win back his United States Championship at SummerSlam but also cash in the Money in the Bank briefcase on whoever wins the WWE Universal Champion. Reigns asked Theory to step into the ring and acknowledge him. Theory entered the ring. Reigns said that Theory’s “daddy” isn’t here anymore. The crowd chanted “who’s your daddy?”
Reigns acknowledged the chants and said that if Theory doesn’t mind his own, he will be his daddy. Reigns left the ring. Jey Uso slapped Theory from behind. The youngster retorted with a shot to Jey’s back with the briefcase. It seemed as if The Bloodline would dish out a beat down on Theory but Reigns asked The Usos to show restraint. The Bloodline left the ring.

After Reigns and co. exited the ring, Theory began to cut a promo, but he was interrupted by the Scottish Warrior. Drew McIntyre came to the ring.

Drew McIntyre versus Theory

McIntyre hit a couple of chops to Theory’s chest before delivering a suplex. Theory tried to fight back with some punches and kicks. A couple of chops from Theory made McIntyre angry. The SmackDown star delivered another authoritative suplex.

A Future Shock DDT From McIntyre and he tried to follow up with a Claymore but Theory rolled out of the ring. McIntyre went outside to meet Theory and slammed the former United States Champion on the announce table.

Theory came back into the match strongly by sending McIntyre shoulder-first into the steel steps. McIntyre used his [power to counter Theory’s attempt at a suplex and delivered one of his own. A slugfest began in the middle of the ring and there was going to be only one winner in that little battle. McIntyre hit a spinebuster and was looking to go for the Claymore before the Brawling Brutus came out to the ring and assaulted the former WWE Champion.

McIntyre took a beatdown at the hands of the four men before Bobby Lashley came into the ring to make the save.

Winner – Drew McIntyre via DQ

Grade – B

Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley versus Sheamus and Theory

McIntyre continued dominating Theory until a cheap shot from Sheamus helped the heels take the upper hand. Sheamus tagged in and began wearing down his nemesis. Sheamus teased tagging Theory but denied the RAW Superstar. The ploy backfired as McIntyre managed to make the tag. Lashley came into the ring and cleaned house. Outside the ring, Lashley was looking to go for a Spear on Theory but Sheamus stopped him in his tracks with a high knee. Butch and Ridge Holland tried to strike but McIntyre managed to take them both out. The referee sent both the troublemakers Holland and Butch backstage.

Theory tried wearing down Lashley in the middle of the ring. Sheamus got the tag in and began stomping the former two-time WWE Champion. Sheamus dropped McIntyre who was standing on the ring apron. This allowed Lashley to recover as The Almighty hit a Spinebuster on Sheamus before making the tag. McIntyre assaulted Theory but the heel kept on surviving. Sheamus dropped McIntyre with White Noise on the outside. Inside the ring, Theory was about to hit the A-town Down on Lashley. However, Vince McMahon’s protege saw Dolph Ziggler standing at ringside. This distracted him and allowed Lashley to apply the Hurt Lock to make his SummerSlam opponent tap out.

After the match, Theory was about to leave the stage area but he was met with double superkicks from The Usos.

Winners – Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre

Grade – B

We saw a vignette of Rey Mysterio. Legends like Batista, Randy Orton, JBL, AJ Styles, Kurt Angle, John Cena, and Kofi Kingston sung praises of The Biggest Little Man in WWE.

A video from earlier on in the night was shown where the Mysterio family came into the building.

Dolph Ziggler was interviewed backstage. He was asked why he has been targeting Theory over the past few weeks. Ziggler said that he wanted to teach Theory a lesson. AJ Styles rolled up and said he appreciates what Ziggler is doing. The Alpha Academy entered the fray. They called Styles and Ziggler jealous of Theory’s success. The heels challenged Styles and Ziggler to a tag team match and the veterans accepted in a jiffy.

Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio versus Finn Balor and Damian Priest

Prior to the match, Rey took a microphone to cut a promo. Rey said that he was 14 years old when he had his first match. He never thought back then that he would be wrestling in WWE for 20 years. Rey said that back in his time, not many guys of his size made it big in WWE.

Rey thanked his friends who paved the way for him like Batista, Kurt Angle, Edge, Dean Malenko, and of course Eddie Guerrero. The legend thanked Eddie and said that he misses him every day. The fans thanked The Master of 619.

Rey thanked his wife, daughter, and son Dominik. Rey once again thanked the WWE Universe. He ended the promo by thanking the people at the legendary Madison Square Garden.

Finn Balor and Damian Priest appeared ringside from the audience.

The match began as the father-son duo was in control of the match. This was until Finn Balor sent Rey into the turnbuckles with some serious force. Priest and Balor made some frequent tags and continued wearing down the legendary high-flyer. Rey hit an enziguri on Balor and made the tag. Dom took out Balor with a crossbody. The youngster tried to take out Priest with a baseball slide outside the ring but the Archer of Infamy caught him in mid-air and sent him into the barricade.

After a commercial break, Dom delivered a Bull Dog on Balor and tagged in his father. Priest also tagged in. Rey tried to use his speed to rattle his opponent but a Superkick stopped him in his stride. Rey managed to come back strongly by setting Priest for the 619 but Balor stopped him with a clothesline. The Prince followed up with a Coup de Grace. Towards the end of the match, Finn Balor tried to execute Eddie Guerrero’s trick by tossing a steel chair to Rey and falling down on the mat. However, before the referee could spot Rey with the chair, the veteran hit Balor with the chair and set up both the heels for the 619. Rey and Dom hit the double 619 before the former hit the Frog Splash to pick up the victory.

Winners – Rey and Dominik Mysterio

Grade – B+

Rey and his family were celebrating backstage. Rhea Ripley confronted the family. Rey’s daughter Aalyah got in her face. However, the Nightmare shoved her away and pulled Dom away. Rey chased her and fell into the trap set by The Judgement Day. Priest and Balor assaulted Rey and the former powerbombed the legendary wrestler through a table.

Rhea Ripley and Becky Lynch have a brawl inside the ring

Bianca Belair came out to the ring to cut a promo. However, before the EST could say a word, Lynch came out to confront her.

A brawl ensued as both women went back and forth. Referees and officials appeared and separated the two arch-rivals.

Alexa Bliss was interviewed backstage. She was confused as to why Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop were continuing their alliance as it wasn’t working for them. Bliss said that both Belair and Lynch should watch their backs as she is coming to reclaim her position at the top of WWE’s women’s division.

Rey Mysterio was being monitored by the medical team. Balor and Priest distracted Dominik and Ripley came from behind and kicked Rey.

Alexa Bliss versus Doudrop

Nikki distracted Bliss and this allowed Doudrop to hit a crossbody to take the early advantage. The powerful Doudrop continued dominating the match as Bliss failed to muster any offensive maneuvers.

Doudrop hit a headbutt but Bliss tripped her opponent. A number of kicks followed by a dropkick earned Bliss a near fall. Bliss avoided disaster and sidestepped an onrushing Doudrop as the latter went shoulder-first into the ring post. Bliss looked to take advantage by going for the Twisted Bliss but Nikki dropped her. Doudrop was about to take out Bliss but the veteran countered her attempted move with a DDT to pick up the win.

Winner – Alexa Bliss

Grade – B

AJ Styles rolled up on Logan Paul backstage. Styles asked Paul to do a favor and shut the Miz up for good.

Logan Paul hosts ImPaulsive TV

Logan Paul called out The Miz for the second time in the night. However, there was no sign of the A-lister. Maryse made her way to the ring. She praised the size of Miz’s balls. Miz made his way to the ring and blabbered about his achievements. Maryse slapped Paul and the latter said that she had bigger balls compared to her husband. Ciampa attacked Paul from behind. Ciampa and Miz dominated the YouTube sensation. Miz hit a Skull Crushing Finale to make a statement ahead of SummerSlam.

The Usos and The Street Profits were involved in a war of words backstage. Jeff Jarrett asked them to maintain peace or else he’ll remember their actions going into SummerSlam.

Alpha Academy versus Dolph Ziggler and AJ Styles

Gable had some strong words to say before the match. He was disappointed at being booed even after being an Olympian.

He started the match opposite Dolph Ziggler. The Show Off tagged Styles who took out Gable outside the ring with a Phenomenal Forearm.

After the break, we saw Otis dominating Styles. However, the veteran managed to make the tag. Ziggler hit a knee but the Tree Trunk stopped his momentum very quickly. Gable tagged in and delivered a German Suplex. Ziggler hit a Superkick to Gable. Another one for Otis. Styles followed up with a Pele Kick. In the end, Ziggler delivered a Zig Zag on Gable to score the pinfall victory.

Winners – Dolph Ziggler and AJ Styles

Grade – B

Roman Reigns and The Usos versus The Street Profits and Riddle

Jimmy Uso began the match with Angelo Dawkins. The babyface took the upper hand and tagged in Montez Ford. However, the heels took over by wearing down Ford. Usos dominated the match until Ford hit a drop kick. After a break, Jey was dominating Riddle. The twins made frequent tags, stomping at the former United States Champion. Roman Reigns got the tag and began landing some heavy blows on Riddle. Reigns hit a suplex and made the tag to Jey. Riddle managed to tag in Ford who showed his quickness to rattle his opponents. This was until Reigns hit a Manhandle slam to take back control of the match.

Reigns sent Ford into the top turnbuckle and it busted the promising youngster open. It was all one-way traffic as The Bloodline continued their dominance. Ford finally managed to make the tag to Riddle. The Original Bro hit a couple of sentons on The Usos. Reigns stopped him in his stride. Dawkins sent The Usos over the barricade. Riddle delivered a DDT off the middle rope and went for an RKO. However, Reigns countered emphatically. In the end, the Head of the Table hit a spear to get the victory.

Winners – The Bloodline

Grade – B+

Seth Rollins made his way to the ring to attack a wounded Riddle. The Visionary hit Riddle with steel steps and followed it up with a couple of Curb Stomps to end the show.

Overall show grade – B

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