Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the February 28th 2022 episode of WWE RAW.
Start time for tonight’s show is 8:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page, so you should update frequently to get the latest happenings. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.
Finn Balor will challenge Damian Priest for the United States Championship on tonight’s RAW. Last week Priest offered any World Champion calibre star a shot at his title and Balor was quick to step-up. Can Balor win the United States Championship for the first time? Or will this start a feud that will run to WrestleMania where the Demon faces the Damian?
Elsewhere tonight WWE hasn’t announced anything, but we do know Edge said he will be at the show to wait for his WrestleMania opponent to emerge. Moreover, Becky Lynch and Bianca Belair will continue to butt heads, Kevin Owens should berate Texas even more, Logan Paul may make an appearance alongside The Miz, and sadly Brock Lesnar isn’t scheduled to appear, although that doesn’t mean he won’t.
And that’s the preview for tonight’s RAW. Our live coverage will begin from 8PM right here. Let us know if you’re excited about any of it and remember to hit the refresh link below and enjoy the show!
Monday Night Raw begins with Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins coming out to a ring for a new episode of the Kevin Owens Show – KO is wearing a cowboy hat sideways.
Owens welcomes us to the show but says this hasn’t been a good year for him and Rollins as of yet. They’re the two biggest stars in the history of WWE and neither of them have a match for WrestleMania. Rollins agrees and says they’ve been screwed over-and-over again, but they have one last hand to be dealt. All they have to do is win the RAW Tag Team Championship’s next week and they’ll have a path to WrestleMania.
Owens says he’s heard people saying his hatred for Texas will distract him but nothing will distract him from winning the Tag Titles. He says not even Texas legends like JBL or Shawn Michaels, or even the dumb hat he’s wearing – which he then takes off and jumps on. Rollins laughs before introducing their guests tonight, the RAW Tag Team Champions, Alpha Academy. Gable thanks them for having him on the show for the first time.
Owens tells Gable that he says “thank you” very strangely. Gable says all he’s heard tonight is a couple of asses making assumptions about their title match next week. He says KO and Rollins weaseled their way into the title match and explains how to all the “idiots” in the crowd who went to Ohio State University. Gable says the two of them are bitching about not having a match at WrestleMania but both of them have been there multiple times, neither he nor Otis have had matches at the big show.
Rollins says Alpha Academy can face him and Owens at WrestleMania after they take their titles next week. Gable gets angry and tells them to shoosh. Owens doesn’t like that and it leads to Gable and Owens both yelling shoosh at each other repeatedly, then Owens hits Gable with a Stunner! Otis is ready to throw down as we head to the break.
We’re back and this match is already underway. Otis shrugs off any attacks from Owens and slams him. Owens avoids a senton before hitting a sloppy one of his own. Owens hits a second, less sloppy senton before tagging Rollins. Seth knocks Gable off the apron and attacks Otis in the corner. Gable distracts Rollins, allowing Otis to knock him out of the ring and into the barricade. Otis gets Seth back inside and beats him in the corner before tagging Gable.
Chad wrestles Seth and hits a suplex for a two-count. Otis tags back in and stays on top of Rollins for a few moments but Seth makes the tag to Owens and he comes in like a bat out of Hell. Owens knocks Otis into the corner and connects with a cannonball, then sends Gable and Otis to the floor and jumps off the apron with a cannonball to both. Owens gets back on the arpon and hits a frog splash to Gable on the floor but Otis then wipes him out with a tackle.
We’re back live and Gable is in control of Owens and applying a submission to his left leg. Owens kicks Gable off and tags Rollins, who comes in with forearms and a slingblade. Otis is knocked off the apron, then Rollins slams GAble face-first into the buckles before hitting a springboard knee and a falcon arrow for a near-fall. Rollins wants a discus elbow but Gable ducks and grabs him but Owens tags in and superkicks Gable.
Rollins hits an enziguiri, then Owens hits Gable with a nasty Ushigoroshi for a near-fall. Otis comes back in and hits Rollins with an exploder suplex, then drags GAble to the corner nd tags himself in. Otis counters a Stunner and slams Owens. Then hits a Vader Bomb and tags Gable for a moonsault. Rollins returns to break the pin attempt, then sends Otis int the ring post and he tumbles to the outside.
Rollins hits a suicide dive to Otis on the outside, meanwhile Gable counters a Stunner with a nasty German suplex receipt. Gable drags KO over to the corner and goes up top for a moonsault but Owens avoids it and tags Rollins. Seth hits a buckle bomb, followed by Owens finally hitting the Stunner, and Rollins ends things with The Stomp for the win!
Omos is backstage and he says he’s dominated everyone he’s come across in WWE so far: Randy Orton, Riddle, AJ Styles, etc. Tonight he faces the biggest man he’s been in the ring with and he’s going to dominate him too.
T-Bar makes his way down to the ring to face Omos but when he gets on the apron he’s knocked off and hits the barricade. Omos drags T-Bar into the ring and the referee says she can’t start the match with T-Bar down. Omos lifts him up and tosses him to the corner. T-Bar says he wants the match to start.
The bell rings and T-Bar avoids a splash in the corner. Omos catches him with a running clothesline, then the Choke Bomb for the win.
Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H are backstage and they say tonight they will be the heroes of their own story as they compete in a six-woman tag match. Becky Lynch walks into frame and says she doesn’t care who the heroes or villains are, all she cares about is being declared the winner. Just like she was at SummerSlam when she beat Bianca Belair in a few seconds. She’s going to pin her again tonight, then once more at WrestleMania.
Rhea Ripley and Liv Morgan are talking backstage and Liv asks what their strategy is going to be for this match. Ripley says brutality and Morgan likes it. Bianca walks up and says she’s not bothered about strategy because she’s been waiting a long time to get her hands on Becky Lynch. So tonight she wants to give Becky a glimpse of what she’s in for at WrestleMania.
The match begins with Nikki and Liv and they exchange holds and reversals. Doudrop tags in and slings Liv across the ring. Morgan hits an enziguiri, then tags Belair who attempts a suplex but can’t get her up. Ripley tags in and helps Belair hit a double suplex to Doudrop. Becky and Nikki run in but Bianca and Ripley send them straight out of the ring. Liv comes in and Ripley assists her in diving over the ropes onto Team Becks.
Back live and Lynch gets rolled-up by Belair for a two-count. Belair attempts a stalling vertical suplex but Lynch rolls her up for a near-fall. Bianca gets tossed to the apron and Lynch hits a springboard kick to the face. Lynch grabs Belair’s ponytail and yanks her into the ring post. Becky kicks Belair in the gut and pulls her up by the hair, which she then ties around the top rope and kicks her some more.
Becky hangs Belair on the middle rope and hits a leg drop off the second turnbuckle. Lynch stands on Belair’s hair, then puts her in the corner and stomps her down before tagging Doudrop. After a few minutes of assault from Doudrop, Nikki tags in and lands some ground-and-pound on Belair. Becky tags back in but Belair quickly drops her and tags Ripley.
Rhea runs over Becky with some short-arm clotheslines, snapmare, basement dropkick and an electric chair drop for a near-fall. Doudrop runs in and hits Rhea but Liv sends her out of the ring, then Nikki sends Morgan out. Nikki tags herself in as Belair does the same. Nikki swings for Bianca but gets caught with a Glam Slam. She attempts a handspring moonsault but Becky pulls her out of the ring.
Morgan dives through the ropes onto Lynch, then Nikki dives at Ripley but gets caught. Belair and Lynch go back-and-forth until Bianca his Becky with some massive shots with her ponytail and Becky bails from the ring. Lynch has welts across her stomach as she retreats up the ramp. Nikki jumps at Belair in the ring but gets caught with the Kiss of Death and that’s all she wrote.
We see a replay of last Tuesday’s NXT where Dolph Ziggler battled Tommaso Ciampa. Ziggler won thanks to the help of Bobby Roode. Ciampa will face Roode after the break!
Ciampa rushes across the ring with a boot but Roode avoids it. Ciampa lands some right hands, then a kick to the chest. Roode sends Ciampa out of the ring where he stares down Ziggler. Ciampa drags Roode out of the ring and reverses an Irish whip wit a slide and clotheslines Roode. Ciampa knocks the hat of Dolph’s head, then gets Roode back into the ring. Ciampa stomps Roode and lands some chops.
Roode counters an Irish whip with a spinebuster for a two-count. Roode chops Tommaso in the corner before whipping him hard to the opposite buckles. Ciampa boots Roode away, then connects with a discus elbow and a reverse DDT for a near-fall. Ciampa looks for a running knee but Roode avoids it. Ciampa looks for the Fairytale Ending but Roode rolls him up for a two. Ciampa ducks Roode and knee’s Dolph off the apron, then rolls him Bobby for the win.
As soon as the match ends, Roode attacks Ciampa. Ziggler gets into the ring and Roode holds him up so he can superkick him. Ziggler gets the microphone and says Ciampa got lucky tonight but tomorrow night him and the NXT Champion, Bron Breakker, will find out why him and Roode are the dirtiest dogs in the game.
A replay is shown of Dana Brooke winning the 24/7 Championship from Reginald last week. Dana and Reggie make their way to the ring for a mixed tag match.
Dana and Tamina start proceedings and Brooke hits a headscissors. Dana hits a handspring splash, then runs at Tamina but eats a lariat. Akira and Reggie tag in. Tozawa hits an enziguiri but Reggie rolls him up and Tamina breaks the pin. Tamina is sent out of the ring byt Dana and Reggie hits Tozawa with a leaping seated senton for the win.
After the match Dana and Reggie pose together, then Brooke kisses Reggie and takes him down to the mat. Not to be outdone, Tamina grabs Tozawa and kisses him too. She walks off and Tozawa looks faint so Reggie and Dana try to cool him down.
The Street Profits are interviewed backstage and they say they need to save the tag team division because it’s chaotic right now. Dawkins says they don’t care who wins the titles next week because they’re ready to challenge the winners at WrestleMania.
Rey and Dominik come to the ring and we see replays of what went down last week between them, The Miz and Logan Paul. Rey says they’re sick of The Miz and his antics, and they’re going to shut him up once and for all at WrestleMania. The Miz comes out and stands on the ramp. Miz runs down some of his and Logan Paul’s accolades and says he and Logan are two A-listers who joined forces. They might dominate WWE for years to come.
Miz says he even heard some cheers last week and he thinks he’s finally getting the respect he deserves. The fans boo and Miz tells them to shut up. Miz says the fans are sick of watching the same old crap every week, nobody wants to see Rey and Dominik as Tag Team Champion’s. Miz says him and Logan are new and exciting and far beyond the WWE Universe because they are awesome.
We return to find this match already underway and Cedric Alexander is beating on Rey. Alexander clobbers Rey with an elbow and tags Shelton, who lands a body slam. Benjamin punches Rey on the mat before tagging Alexander back in. Rey eventually drops Alexander and tags Dominik, who comes in hot against Shelton.
Dominik knocks Benjamin into the corner and runs at him but gets flipped to the apron where he kicks Shelton. Dominik hits a springboard crossbody and covers for a two. Shelton catches Dominik with a powerslam, but then Dominik comes back with a tornado DDT. Cedric breaks up the pin but Rey sends him out of the ring, then jumps onto him with a hurricanrana on the floor!
Dominik knocks Shelton out of the ring and hits a suicide dive but Shelton catches him. Dominik counters Benjamin on the floor and gets him back inside. The Miz appears and grabs the feet of Dominik but gets kicked off. Rey chases Miz off but Shelton rolls-up Dominik for the win!
Riddle is colouring in a book backstage when Randy appears. Riddle says he’s been foggy this past week and he doesn’t know if it’s because he took The Stomp last week or because he puts the high in Ohio. Orton says Riddle seems exactly fine as usual. Riddle asks if Orton has any advice and he says no because they’re going to do what they always do: kick ass. Riddle says they’re going to do it with the three most devastating letters in sports entertainment: RKO.
Carmella and Zelina Vega are talking backstage. Vega says she watched the first episode of Carmella’s new reality show and asks why her and Graves talk so much about sex. Carmella says if they retain the Women’s Tag Team Titles at WrestleMania you’ll see them do a lot more than just talk about sex.
Riddle starts with Dawkins and they exchange holds until Angelo hits a spinning back elbow. Ford tags in and connects with a shoulder tackle, then Dawkins throws him onto Riddle but he gets caught in a triangle choke. Ford fights out but Ridle his him with a gutwrench suplex and tags Orton who stomps his limbs and chest over-and-over.
Riddle tags back in and Orton flips him onto Ford but he lands on the knees. Dawkins tags in and slams Riddle, then puts him in the corner and unloads with rights and lefts. Riddle clotheslines Dawkins over the ropes and jumps out onto him, then Ford knocks Orton off the apron and dives off the apron onto Riddle as we head to the break.
We return to see Riddle drop Dawkins and both men are down. Tags to Orton and Ford and Randy lands some clotheslines and a snap powerslam. Ford rolls to the apron where Orton drags him through the ropes for the draping DDT. Riddle and Dawkins run in and Riddle takes him over the ropes with an armbar and they’re both down on the outside. Orton looks for an RKO but Ford connects with an enziguiri, followed by a huge frog splash. Ford covers and Orton puts his fot to the bottom rope but Dawkins shoves it off and the Profits get the win!
Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins are interviewed backstage and they’re both very happy. Rollins says next week they’re going to win the tag titles, then they can do a Champions Vs. Champion’s match if they want as well. Owens says the only thing sweeter than defending the titles at WrestleMania, will be leaving Dallas as soon as it’s over.
Vince McMahon and Austin Theory are backstage and Vince says he’s going to be on the Pat McAfee show this week. Theory talks about how great Pat is and says it’s been twenty years since Vince did a sit-down interview and last time he slapped the papers out of the interviewer’s hands. Theory asks what happens if he does the same this week and Pat jumps him? Theory says he could be there to help out. McMahon says it’s not that kind of show and walks off. Theory smiles and says “but it could be”.
The match gets underway with a lock-up. Balor takes Priest down with an arm submission but Damian backs Finn into the corner and chops him. Priest hits a bacl elbow, then counters a takedown with a forearm to the back. Priest grabs a rear chinlock but Balor fights up. Priest wants a powerbomb but Balor flips him off and hits a dropkick. Balor stomps Priest using the ropes for leverage and he rolls out, then Balor dives over the ropes onto him.
Balor and Priest exchange shots and Finn takes him down with a Pele kick. Balor lands a few elbows, then tips Priest over and hits a double stomp. Finn backs Priest into the corner and shoulders him, then counters him to hit a slingblade. Balor dropkicks Priest into the buckles, then goes up top for Coup de Grace but nobody’s home.
Priest hits a clothesline, then attempts South of Heaven but Balor rolls him up for a near-fall. Priest lands a few strikes and a kick to the head, then South of Heaven for another near-fall. Priest lifts Balor for The Reckoning but Balor counters with an elbow slam. Balor hits the shotgun dropkick again and heads up top. Finn hits Coup de Grace and covers for the win!
After the match Priest gets the microphone. He says let’s face it, the fans carried Balor to taking his title from him. He asks if Balor hears all that respect? Yeah he never got any respect. He was successful despite the fans. So he’s going to win the title back and all that love and respect won’t mean a damn thing to him. Balor gets in Damian’s face, who turns to leave but cheap shots Balor with the microphone. priest lifts Balor and throws him out of the ring. Priest goes outside and lifts Finn, then crucifix powerbombs him onto the announce desk!
WWE Hall of Famer, the Rated-R Superstar, Edge comes to the ring. Edge says this is it, the moment he’s been waiting for: someone to step-up and challenge him to a match at WrestleMania. His road becomes a lot clearer tonight and he’s ready to see who steps up. Edge waits impatiently and his challenge is eventually answered by a phenomenal Superstar.
AJ Styles comes to the ring to a big reaction and Edge is grinning. Styles says “I accept”. Edge says he’s happy because he’s wanted this match for a long time and so has AJ and the fans too. Edge says he wants the bulldog, he doesn’t want the guy whose been playing tag team bitch to Omos for the past year. Edge looks for a handshake and Styles isn’t sure, so Edge attacks him!
Edge beats AJ into the corner but Styles starts firing back and hits an enziguri. Styles goes to the apron for the Phenomenal Forearm but Edge ducks it, then kicks him in the groin! Edge looks like he’s lost it. Some fans are starting to turn but others are chanting his name. Edge slowly gets on top of AJ and lands a series of forearms and now the boos are coming.
Edge starts to leave but stops and looks to be having some inner turmoil. He gets out of the ring but walks around and grabs two steel chairs. Edge brings the chairs into the ring and sets AJ’s head on one, then slowly lifts the other. Edge sets the chair back down and leans on the ropes, looking conflicted. Suddenly he grabs the chair and hits AJ with a con-chair-to! Edge stares at AJ’s limp corpse, then does it again. Edge looks at the WrestleMania sign and smiles as the show comes to an end.