We start with the Raw results, winners, and grades.
WWE RAW returns to San Diego, California. After a riveting Money in the Bank PPV, the journey towards SummerSlam 2022 gets underway. We have already got two matches confirmed for The Biggest Party of the Summer. We might get to know about a couple more on this week’s episode of RAW. Rey and Dominik Mysterio will team up to take on The Judgement Day members Damian Priest and Finn Balor. The Miz will respond to Logan Paul for saying he will come after the A-lister who betrayed him at WrestleMania 38.
The new United States Champion Bobby Lashley comes out to the ring
Bobby Lashley said he is proud to stand in the ring in front of the WWE Universe as the United States Champion. Theory interrupted the Almighty. He noted that Lashley shouldn’t have got the opportunity to open RAW. Everyone wants to hear from Mr. Money in the Bank, said Theory. The youngster bragged about being the new Mr. Money in the Bank. Lashley had heard enough and told Theory that he can take him on a trip to the Hurt Lock anytime. Theory revealed that he would get his rematch against Lashley for the United States Championship at SummerSlam. He continued by saying that his night will just get started after becoming the United States Champion once again. He will become the new WWE Universal Champion after cashing in on Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar after their match comes to an end.
Theory attacked Lashley with the Money in the Bank briefcase to wear down the former two-time WWE Champion. However, Lashley gathered himself and delivered a one-handed powerbomb to the former United States Champion.
Rey Mysterio and Dominik Mysterio versus Finn Balor and Damian Priest
Dominik Mysterio and Rey Mysterio were interviewed at gorilla. They were asked to comment on the views of Finn Balor and Damian Priest from last week’s episode of RAW. Dom said that it was disrespectful. Rey said he was returning to wrestling in his hometown San Diego for the first time in 10 years. He also noted that their match against The Judgement Day later on the show will be Dom’s first in San Diego.
The Mysterios entered the ring to a huge ovation. The Judgement Day’s music hit but the two heels came from behind and blindsided the Mysterios. We went into a commercial break. After returning, the Mysterios were in control of the match until Rey was stopped in his tracks with a huge right hand from Priest after a distraction caused by Balor. Rey tagged in Some and the young man was all fired up. He attempted a 619 on Balor but Priest caught him in his tracks and slammed him into the barricade as we went into another break.
Upon returning, Dom managed to get to his father and make a tag. Rey hit a hurricanrana on Priest for a near fall. The Master of 619 hit a seated senton on Priest but the match continued. The Archer of Infamy and The Prince were set up against the middle rope. A double 619 followed.
Rey hit a Five Star Frog Splash on Balor but the latter rolled over into a cover for a two count. Priest passed a chair into the ring. Balor had it in his hand with the referee being distracted by Priest. Rey paid homage to Eddie Guerrero as he just fell down. The referee took notice and disqualified Judgement Day to give the Mysterios the victory.
Winners – Rey and Dominik Mysterio
Grade – B
Miz was interviewed backstage and asked to comment on Logan Paul talking about coming to WWE and challenging the A-lister. Miz wanted Paul to take back his comments, otherwise, he will make his life hell.
Finn Balor and Damian Priest brutally assaulted the Mysterios backstage.
The Street Profits were throwing a 4th of July party. Alpha Academy came up to them and mocked them for losing their match against The Usos. The topic soon changed into who can eat more hot dogs. Montez Ford announced a hot dog eating contest for later on in the night between Angelo Dawkins and Otis.
The Miz versus AJ Styles
Both men went back and forth but Styles was hitting the heavier blows. This was until Miz sent Styles face-first into the corner followed by a DDT. However, the Phenomenal one managed to get the win with a Phenomenal Forearm.
After the match, Ciampa attacked Styles from behind. Styles managed to stop Ciampa in his tracks with a Pele Kick but Miz got back up and delivered a Skull Crushing Finale to take down his nemesis. Miz and Ciampa shook hands with Styles lying motionless at their feet.
Winner – AJ Styles
Grade – B
We were shown a video package of Liv Morgan winning the women’s Money in the Bank ladder match and cashing it in to become the SmackDown Women’s Champion at the Money in the Bank PPV.
Liv Morgan comes out to the ring
The new SmackDown Women’s Champion made her way to the ring to celebrate with the WWE Universe. The crowd chanted “You deserve it!”
Morgan said that “we deserve it!”
She said that she is proud to be standing in the ring as the SmackDown Women’s Champion. Liv mentioned how she defeated six top superstars to win the Money in the Bank ladder match. She said it happened thanks to the never-ending support of the fans.
Natalya made her way to the ring. She told Liv that she should thank her for injuring Ronda Rousey before she could cash in. Instead of taking a thank you Natalya said she would rather take the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Liv told Natalya that they will be in the same locker room on SmackDown, so she knows where to find her. Carmella came out to the ring and ordered Liv and Natalya to take their issue to SmackDown.
The Princess of Staten Island told Liv to exit the ring. Liv told Carmella to make her leave the ring. Carmella joined forces with Natalya and the two heels began a beatdown on the champion. RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair came out to the ring to provide backup. The two champions managed to take out Natalya and Carmella. Adam Pearce came out and made a tag team match between Morgan-Belair and Natalya-Carmella official.
Natalya and Carmella versus Liv Morgan and Bianca Belair
Belair and Carmella got the match started. The EST dominated Carmella and made the tag to Morgan. The champions teamed up well to continue dominating the heels. Natalya came into the ring and managed to assault Morgan. The Queen of Harts locked in a Sharpshooter on Morgan. The youngster tried to make a tag to Belair. The RAW Women’s Champion tossed her hair into the ring and Morgan grabbed it as the EST pulled her towards the corner and made the tag.
Belair took out Natalya until Carmella hit her with a Superkick to the head which was placed against the ring post. Carmella took control of the match and kept on wearing out her arch-rival. Belair managed to make the tag to Morgan. The SmackDown Superstar was all fired up. Morgan delivered double knees to both Natalya and Carmella. The former Money in the Bank winner sent Belair shoulder-first into the ring post. Morgan hit a knee to take out Carmella and followed up with the Oblivion on Natalya and pinned her for the victory.
Winners – Liv Morgan and Bianca Belair
Grade – A
We saw a video from earlier on in the night when Ezekiel accidentally sprayed sauce on Seth Rollins’ white suit. Rollins began laughing and then turned serious. He eventually tasted the sauce and left.
Seth Rollins versus Ezekiel
Ezekiel hit a German Suplex to Seth Rollins but the Visionary came back with a neckbreaker. The veteran delivered some heavy right hands followed by a chop. It kind of fired up Ezekiel as he delivered some heavy punches and chops as well. Ezekiel shoulder-pressed Rollins outside the ring and tossed him over the barricade as we went into a commercial break.
Back from the break, Ezekiel hit a well-executed overhead suplex. The veteran failed to muster up any offense as Ezekiel hit a Spinebuster for a near fall. Rollins went up to the top rope and launched himself but he was met with a high knee from Ezekiel.
Rollins caught Ezekiel on the top rope but the latter slipped away and hit a powerbomb for another near fall. The former Shield member countered a backslide and delivered a Curb Stomp to pick up the win.
Winner – Seth Rollins
Grade – B
After the match, Rollins had made his way out of the ring. He was trotting towards the backstage area until he changed his mind to return to the ring. Rollins was about to hit another Curb Stomp when Riddle came out of nowhere and delivered an RKO.
Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits versus Theory and Alpha Academy
The babyfaces dominated the match from the outset. However, the heels turned the tide when Otis ran over Angelo Dawkins outside the ring. Montez Ford suffered a lot of assault at the hands of the heel.
When Ford finally managed to make the tag to the Almighty, he hit everything coming his way. Dawkins executed a shoulder tackle to send Theory over the announce table. Lashley hit a spear to Otis and Ford followed up with a Frog Splash on the Tree Trunk.
In the end, Lashley hit a devastating spear on Chad Gable to pick up the win for his team.
Winners – Bobby Lashley and The Street Profits
Grade – B
Becky Lynch was interviewed backstage. She was asked if she was upset over the fact that she lost at Money in the Bank or because she was scheduled to face Asuka in a no holds barred match later on. Lynch said that everything that could have gone wrong has gone wrong since the Empress of Tomorrow returned to WWE. Big Time Becks said that she is ready for Asuka but the Japanese star is not ready for no holds barred Becky.
R-Truth makes his way to the ring dressed as Uncle Sam
R-Truth asked the WWE Universe to begin the USA chants. The fans in attendance obliged. R-Truth began talking about the great things in the USA until he was interrupted by Ludvig Kaiser and Gunther.
Gunther came to the ring and slapped R-Truth.
R-Truth versus Gunther
Gunther made light work of R-Truth. The Intercontinental Champion hit R-Truth with a big boot. He followed it up with a powerbomb to pick up the victory and continue on his path of domination since coming to the main roster of WWE.
Winner – Gunther
Grade – D
Becky Lynch versus Asuka – No holds barred match
Becky Lynch came out to the ring and began setting up a table even before Asuka made her entrance. We went into a commercial break and upon returning back, we saw a number of steel chairs resting beside the table that Lynch had set up. Asuka came out to the ring with a steel can. Asuka threw the can at Lynch as the match got underway. The former hit Lynch with a steel chair. Lynch set up a steel chair in the corner of the ring. However, Asuka managed to deliver a dropkick to send Lynch into the steel chair. Asuka planted Lynch face-first into another steel chair. Outside the ring, Lynch hit a Bexploder suplex on a pile of chairs. Asuka came back with a hip attack taking Lynch and herself through the barricade.
The Man got up on the top rope but Asuka caught her with a steel chair shot. Asuka delivered a superplex to Lynch on a pile of steel chairs. She took the trash can and placed it over Lynch’s head. Asuka began hitting a helpless Lynch from all angles. The Japanese star went up to the top rope and delivered a dropkick.
Lynch set up a table inside the ring. However, Asuka tossed her nemesis outside the ring. Asuka went under the ring and brought out an umbrella. She tried hitting her opponent with the umbrella but Lynch caught it. Lynch opened the umbrella to save herself from Asuka’s green mist.
In the end, Lynch delivered a Manhandle Slam from the ropes and sent Asuka through a table. Lynch covered Asuka for the victory.
Winner – Becky Lynch
Grade – A
Overall show grade – B
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