Welcome to another round of live WWE Raw Results from Ringside News.

Tonight’s show will be headlined by another Women’s Championship bout between Becky Lynch and Asuka. This match kind of came out of nowhere and could be used as a springboard to set-up a WrestleMania showdown. Lynch doesn’t have any clear opponents for WrestleMania, unless Shayna Baszler debuts soon, so Asuka is the only real option. If that’s the case, then it would have made a heck of a lot more sense to have Asuka beat her at Royal Rumble and have Lynch desperately chase the title at WrestleMania.

Also tonight, Samoa Joe is back to team with Kevin Owens and The Viking Raiders to face Seth Rollins and his disciples. This feud is running dangerously close to becoming overwrought, as we’re seeing the same people fight every single week. By the time WrestleMania rolls around we’ll be pulling our hair out.

Elsewhere tonight, Angel Garza will be in action again with Zelina Vega by his side, and Ruby Riott may explain her actions from last week when she attacked Liv Morgan. And we can expect Drew McIntyre to respond to Brock Lesnar’s attack last week.


And that’s the preview for tonight’s WWE Raw. Follow along on the Ringside News app, and on our Instagram and Twitter. Enjoy the show!


Monday Night Raw opens with The Monday Night Messiah and his disciples already in the ring.

Seth welcomes us to the show and says he is proud to stand here as our messiah. He say’s he wasn’t sure about that name at first but it has grown on him as he realised how hard it is for the average person to speak their truth and make tough decisions. Seth directs us to the footage of last week when AOP and “Murphy” defeated Kevin Owens and The Viking Raiders via nefarious means.

Seth says that wasn’t enough for Owens and co. because they interfered in his match later than night and cost him a shot at Brock Lesnar. Rollins says his patience is wearing thin. He says he wants to spread his message of peace and progression and won’t leave the ring until it is heard.

Kevin Owens comes out alone to the stage. Rollins tells him to be careful because his friends are dropping like flies. He tells KO that there is nothing he can do to stop his progress, so he can be a martyr if he wants but he’s going to fall alone. Owens says Seth comes out every week and sounds stupid as hell, and now he looks it as well. Owens says reiterates that Seth talks too much and what he does is keep fighting. And Seth is wrong, he is not alone. The Viking Raiders come to stand alongside Owens.

Seth says that KO’s problem has never been finding partners, it’s about keeping them upright. Owens then turns and shoves both Erik and Ivar and says they seem pretty damn solid to him. And they’re as sick of hearing Seth talk as he is, so….

AOP and Murphy leave the ring to fight with Owens, Erik and Ivar on the outside. Samoa Joe then runs into the ring from behind and gets Seth in the Coquida Clutch! AOP and Murphy storm the ring to save their messiah but Owens and the Vikings clear the ring. Owens hits Murphy with a Stunner and he rolls from the ring.

The Man, Becky Lynch comes out, interrupting Joe, Owens, Erik, and Ivar’s celebrations. All four men just up and leave the ring. Lynch will be defending her Raw Women’s Championship after the break!

*Commercial Break*

Women’s Championship

(C) Becky Lynch Vs. Asuka W/Kairi Sane

The bell rings and the two foes engage in a lock-up, with Lynch taking the waist. Asuka reverses into a headlock but Becky shoots her off and gets dropped with a shoulder. Becky gets back to her feet and takes Asuka down with a headlock. Asuka fights up but Becky drops her with a shoulder and poses.

Asuka forces Lynch to the apron and Kairi Sane jumps up in front of her. Becky tries to kick Kairi off but she jumps down, allowing Asuka to connect with a hip attack and knock the Champion to the floor.

*Commercial Break*

Back live and Asuka stomps Becky down before applying an armlock. Becky fights up with forearms and hits the ropes but Asuka connects with another hip attack. Becky elbows Asuka back before connecting with two lariats and a heel kick.

Lynch kicks Asuka before hitting a flying forearm for a two-count. They exchange reversals before Asuka lands a knee to the face, followed by a modified sit-out spinebuster for a two-count. Becky sidesteps Asuka, sending her to the outside, then dropkicks her through the ropes into the barricade.

Lynch gets on the apron and dives at Asuka with a forearm but Kairi shoves Asuka out of the way and takes the shot herself. Asuka then attacks Becky before getting her back in the ring. Asuka connects with a Codebreaker for a near-fall. Asuka sends Becky into ring post, then attempts a hip attack to Becky on the apron but Lynch dodges and applies a Dis-Arm-Her over the ropes!

After releasing due to the referee’s count, Lynch looked for a suplex on the apron but Asuka countered it. Becky then counters Asuka to hit a reverse DDT on the apron and both women are down!

*Commercial Break*

Back live and Asuka hits Lynch with a superplex for a near-fall. Asuka applies an armbar to Becky but the Champion turns over and lifts Asuka up and slams her to break the hold. Becky climbs the ropes and attempts a leg drop but Asuka avoids it and gets her in the AsukaLock!

Becky fights it and manages to get to her feet and roll Asuka up for a two-count. They exchange more pin attempts until Lynch hits a Rock Bottom and wins.

Winner: becky lynch

As soon as the match ends Becky poses with her title…until Shayna Baszler attacks her from behind! Baszler gets in full mount and beats on Becky, before lifting her in the Kirifuda Clutch and throwing her to the ground. Baszler then takes her gum shield out and bites the back of Becky’s neck! The referee pulls her off and there’s blood pouring from Shayna’s mouth. Becky writhes in pain and Baszler leaves up the ramp. Becky says “Jesus Christ, did that bitch bite me?”

*Commercial Break*

We see Becky Lynch backstage, being attended to by medics and forced to a hospital.

Mojo Rawley & Riddick Moss Vs. Street Profits

Rawley starts against Dawkins and eats a dropkick right away. Mojo turns the tables and slams Dawkins before tagging Moss. Dawkins drops Moss right away and tags Montez Ford, who hits a frog splash for the win.

Winners: Street Profits

After the match, the Profits leave through the crowd, while Mojo Rawley helps Riddick Moss to his feet…only for Moss to pin him! Riddick Moss is the 24/7 Champion.

Once again we see Becky Lynch and she’s still resisting being put in an ambulance. Finally she agrees but then shoves the female paramedic and kicks the door closed. Becky then pulls the driver out and drives the ambulance off herself.

*Commercial Break*

MVP comes to the ring for the first episode of the V.I.P Lounge in ten years. MVP welcomes everyone to the show and says that the Lounge is still the spot for everyone better than you. Then says he couldn’t think of a better person to be on the show following the hiatus than the man who single-handily eliminated Brock Lesnar and won the Royal Rumble.

Drew McIntyre makes his way down the ramp and there’s two guys with clipboards and a red rope. They stop him and start checking the list but Drew knocks the rope over. He gets into the ring and hugs MVP.

MVP says that he and Drew go a long way back, up and down the road together, and he’s so proud of him. MVP says he wants Drew to focus on the prize and not focus on the naysayers. McIntyre says he knows there’s always a catch with MVP, and asks him to spit it out. MVP takes off his sunglasses and tells Drew to look at him, that he’s sincere. However, some people are saying that Drew isn’t ready to be WWE Champion yet. But that’s not him, that’s just some people. The two of them are going to change that.

Drew asks if the two of them won the Royal Rumble. MVP says of course not, but Drew’s best days are ahead, while his in-ring career is behind him. MVP tells him he needs a manager to guide him and help him. McIntyre says there it is, there’s the catch. He says perhaps MVP could be his advocate, his Paul Heyman. MVP says a better looking version, yes.

Drew says the difference between him and Brock is that he doesn’t need an external brain to think or talk for him. MVP gets mad and says he’s never been an ass-kisser, but he is an ass-kicker. Drew shakes his head and turns to leave but MVP pulls him back and says he needs him. Drew delivers the Glasgow Kiss, then throws the table from the ring. He rips his shirt off, counts down, and hits a Claymore Kick!

We see a replay of two weeks ago when Randy Orton viciously attacked Edge. Randy will be live on Raw tonight to explain his actions.

*Commercial Break*

Zelina Vega comes to the ring alongside Angel Garza. She says she wants to show everyone how Angel is a man’s man, so we see the video of last week when he attacks Humberto Carrillo, his own cousin. Garza says no other man can measure up to him. However he’s also a ladies man, because no woman could possibly resist him. Humberto Carrillo comes out and attacks him – got a good reaction for the first time ever too! Officals come down and pull Carrillo off.

Cedrix Alexander vs. Angel Garza W/ZELINA VEGA

The match begins and Garza hangs between the ropes to keep Alexander away for a minute. The referee pulls Cedric away but then Garza cheap shots him. Garza applies a submission to Alexander but the former Cruiserweight Champion turns the tables.

Garza sends Cedric to the apron, where he dives back in with a hurricanrana. Alexander unloads a flurry of kicks, followed by a running forearm and a dropkick to the back. Garza us knocked to the floor but he counters Alexander’s dive. Garza considered pulling the floor padding up but changed his mind. Alexander slammed him into the steel steps, then back into the ring.

Alexander goes up top and dives off but gets caught with a dropkick. Garza rips his trousers off before hitting the Wing Clipper for the win.

Winner: Angel Garza

We see a replay of last week when Charlotte Flair was approached by NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. Charly Caruso interviews Ripley backstage and asks if she’s still waiting on an answer from Flair. Rhea says she is not, because she doesn’t wait for anyone. Sarah Logan interrupts the interview and says Rhea can’t just come to Raw and do as she pleases, who does she think she is. Ripley says exactly who she is, but asks who the hell Logan is.

*Commercial Break*

Bobby Lashley is interviewed backstage but Lana interrupts. She tells the interviewer she needs to be more respectful. Lana says her and Bobby are always thinking the same thing, and they’ve been thinking that Ricochet is a thief who stole his dream. Lashley says Ricochet stole from him but he won’t tonight. Tonight he will reintroduce Ricochet to reality and he won’t even make it to Super Show Down.

Sarah Logan comes out and says that if Rhea Ripley wants to know who she is, well she is Sarah Logan and she will defend her turf. She calls out Rhea for a match. Ripley acquisces but before the bell can ring, Charlotte comes out in a dress to watch proceedings.

Rhea Ripley Vs. Sarah Logan

The match gets underway and Ripley drops Logan with a big boot. Ripley hits short-arm clotheslines to Logan while never taking her eyes from Charlotte. Ripley hits Logan with a dropkick, then hits the Riptide for the win.

Winner: Rhea Ripley

Rhea asks where her answer is. She says last week she invited her to fight for the NXT Championship at WrestleMania. She came to Raw and didn’t get an answer. Charlotte came to NXT and didn’t give an answer. Flair says that perhaps that’s just how the Queen operates. Flair says that, how do we even know that Ripley will be the NXT Women’s Champion?

*Commercial Break*

Ricochet Vs. Bobby Lashley W/lANA

The match gets underway and Ricochet takes the fight to Lashley but it’s not long before the big man takes control. Ricochet leaps over Bobby but Lashley returns the favour and drops him with a shoulder. Lashley lifts Ricochet up but he wriggles free and finds himself on the apron.

Enziguiri from Ricochet and a springboard clothesline knocks Lashley from the ring. Ricochet hits a suicide dive, then rolls Lashley back in the ring. Lashley swings for him but misses and Ricochet sends him to the outside where he hits a tope as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back live and Lashley whips Ricochet into the corner with velocity so he flies up and over to the floor. Lashley looks to whip Ricochet into the steps but the one and only jumps up onto them and moonsaults off onto Lashley!

Back in the ring, Lashley again knocks Ricochet from the ring by whipping him into the ring post. Lashley goes out and talks trash to Ricochet before sending him back inside for a float-over suplex and a two-count. Ricochet tries to fight back and connects with a leaping kick to the head.

Ricochet hits a rolling dropkick that sends Lashley into the corner. Ricochet hits a shoulder tackle and lands on the apron, followed by a springboard crossbody and a running shooting star press for a near-fall. Ricochet knees Lashley but then gets hit with a back body drop. Lashley hits a massive one-handed spinebuster for a near-fall and he can’t believe it.

Lashley puts Ricochet on the top rope and attempts a super back suplex but Ricochet lands on his feet and hits a running dropkick. Ricochet heads up top and hits a 630 splash for the win!

Winner: Ricochet

After the break, Randy Orton will be out to explain his actions in regards to Edge.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back live and we see the replay of Becky Lynch being attacked by Shayna Baszler, then hijacking the ambulance.

The Viper, Randy Orton makes his entrance and gets booed loudly by the fans as he enters the ring. Just like last week, Orton takes his sweet time before talking. He says he still owes everyone an explanation for what he did two weeks ago. He says that what he did to Edge hurt him more than it did Edge.

Just then, Randy is interrupted by Matt Hardy! Matt says he wants to hear the explanation, just like everyone else. Hardy says he knows what Randy is thinking; why does Matt give a damn about Edge. Hardy says everybody knows the history between he and Edge, and the fans chant “Lita”. Matt says there was a time when nobody on earth hated Edge more than he did, but before all that they were best friends. The two of them, as well as Christian and Jeff, they would even share hotel rooms.

Matt reminds everyone that they invented the TLC match and it has become a staple of WWE. And those four kids stole the show at WrestleMania. And it meant something. So when he saw that Edge was forced to retire, any hate or disdain he had, was gone. And in so many ways, he and Edge are similar; they love wrestling; they love performing for the WWE Universe. And he couldn’t imagine it being taken away from him. And in the year’s since, Edge would often ask him “what if?” And nine years later, Edge realised his dream all over again but Randy took it away.

He asks Randy what the hell is wrong with him. Orton attempts an RKO but Matt shoves him off and hits him in the gut with the microphone, they exchange until Orton hits the RKO. Randy then leaves the ring and grabs two steel chairs. He places Matt’s head on one chair, then grabs the other and does the Con-Chair-To! 

*Commercial Break*

Ruby Riott is interviewed backstage and asked why she has animosity to Liv Morgan. Ruby says Liv was her best friend and she knows the real Liv Morgan. Ruby says Liv is a puppy dog that needs to be led around. She can take the pink from her hair and done some leather but she’s still a follower. So she came back to put Liv in her place and remind her that she strikes when she says so.

Akira Tozawa Vs. Aleister black

The bell rings and Black swings a kick and misses. Tozawa dodges Black a few times before grabbing his waist. Black shrugs Tozawa off and delivers a shoulder tackle. Black whips Akira to the corner but gets kicked back and Tozawa connects with a missile dropkick.

Tozawa hits the ropes but Black throws him up and knees him in the chin. Black slowly lifts Tozawa with hit boot and hits Black Mass for the win.

Winner: Aleister Black

Black grabs the microphone and says he has enjoyed the past few weeks, sharing these intimate moments with the fans. He says everyone tries to escape their given idea of paradise and he knows a thing or two about rebelling, but as for him, he is starting to feel like an animal in a cage. So for those who come out to face him, they will be trapped in a metaphorical cage with him.

We see the ambulance return to the arena and out walks Lynch with her neck taped up.

*Commercial Break*

Becky Lynch comes out and stomps her way to the ring, looking mad as all hell. She says they numbed her up and now she’s back to smash the face of Shayna Baszler. She says Shayna sunk her ratty teeth into her to get her attention, well mission accomplished. And she doesn’t care who Shayna runs with because she’ll beat everyone. She will break Baszler down, week-by-week, little-by-little. She tells Baszler to watch her back.

We get a commercial for NXT TakeOver: Portland, happening this Saturday.

*Commercial Break*

It’s announced that there will be a Tuwaiq trophy match at Super ShowDown featuring AJ Styles, Erick Rowan, Bobby Lashley, and more.

It’s main event time. The heels get in the ring and come face-to-face with all four babyfaces.  Seth Rollins says he has one more thing to say but he gets attacked by Owens. All eight men brawl to the outside as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, & The Viking Raiders Vs. seth rollins, murphy, authors of pain

We return to see the match underway, with Erik man-handling Murphy. Samoa Joe tag in and he tees off on Murphy before whipping him to the ropes and delivering a running shoulder and a kick to the head. Owens tags in and he hits a splash to Murphy, followed by crotch chops to Seth Rollins on the apron.

Erik and Ivar team to body slam each other onto Murphy. Akam makes the tag and catches Erik with a spinebuster, followed by ground and pound. Rezar tags in and teams with Akam to deliver a knee to the face, followed by European uppercuts. Rollins tags in and applies a sleeper hold to Erik.

Murphy tags in again and he methodically beats on Erik until the big man knocks everyone from the apron and makes the tag to Ivar, who knocks Murphy down with a shoulder. Sidewalk slam and a crossbody from Ivar, then turns him inside out with a lariat.

*Commercial Break*

Back live and Murphy tags in to stomp on KO. Owens is thrown to the outside and Murphy distracts the referee, allowing Rollins to cheap shot Owens on the floor. AOP work in tandem to keep Owens isolated and hurt.

Murphy is legal again and he takes a rear chinlock on Owens. KO fights back, punches Seth on the apron, and drops Murphy before tagging Samoa Joe. The bulldozer tees off on the now-legal Seth Rollins and catches him with an atomic drop, big boot, and a running senton. Seth rolls to the outside and Joe looks for a suicide dive but AOP get on the apron. Erik and Ivar knock them off, then they and Joe hit stereo suicide dives.

Joe gets Seth back in the ring and they go back and forth until Joe hits a urinage for a near-fall. All hell breaks loose as everyone gets their $hit in. Owens takes to the top rope and dives onto everyone at ringside with a senton! Meanwhile in the ring, Joe catches Seth in the Coquida Clutch but Seth tagged Murphy, who comes off the top with a springboard. Joe grabs Murphy with the Coquida Clutch and he taps….but AOP distrated the referee and Seth hit Joe with The Stomp. Murphy pins Joe for the win!

Winners: Seth Rollins, Murphy, & Author’s of Pain

The Monday Night Messiah and his disciples make hasty retreat up the ramp.

And that’s all we have for Monday Night Raw. Let us know what you thought and come back tomorrow for more wrestling news. Until then, safe travels.

Curtis Dillion

Curtis does our weekly live match-by-match coverage of WWE RAW and SmackDown for Ringside News. In addition to SmackDown, Curtis also does WWE & NXT special event coverage as well. He has been helping out at for Ringside News for many years.

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