Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the April 11th, 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.

Tonight’s RAW will feature the in-ring re-debut of Cody Rhodes. It’s been six years since we last saw Cody wrestle on RAW, and tonight he faces-off against The Miz and it will be interesting to see what kind of reaction he gets outside of WrestleMania week. The Uso’s will also be on hand tonight after Roman Reigns said he wants all the gold and told his cousins to go get the RAW Tag Titles.

Speaking of tag titles, Sasha Banks and Naomi will defend theirs against the troubled team of Liv Morgan and Rhea Ripley. Morgan and Ripley don’t seem longed for the world and we could see it all fall apart tonight. Veer debuted last week after months of struggling to find RAW, and tonight he faces Rey Mysterio after pummelling him and his son. Elsewhere MVP will be on hand to explain his shocking turn on Bobby Lashley last week.

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!

RAW

This week’s RAW opens with a video package that is all about Cody Rhodes, his return and his promo on last week’s show.

Jerry Lawler is on commentary in lieu of Corey Graves, who just got married to Carmella. The Miz comes to the ring for a new episode of Miz TV. He says his guest tonight is an extraordinary man who has been the talk of the town since he returned to WWE at WrestleMania and defeated Seth Rollins. But can he beat him tonight? The fans chant “yes!” and Miz says their opinions hardly matter when they cheer for the Detroit Lions.

Cody comse to the ring and the fans are bananas for him. Miz impatiently waits for Rhodes to take his seat and the fans chant “Cody”. Miz says “now that we’ve broke the pyro budget and you took 45 minutes to celebrate yourself”. Miz asks if Cody doesn’t care about anyone but himself. Cody says “don’t get hot” and tells Miz to not begrudge him this moment. Miz goes to speak but Cody jumps up and poses and the fans explode.

Miz says Cody made an emotional speech last week about wanting to return to WWE to make his father, Dusty Rhodes, proud. Miz says that’s admirable, but if it wasn’t for Dusty Cody wouldn’t be the grandson of a plumber, he’d just be a plumber. Cody says that’s clever but being a plumber would be pretty good right now because Miz is full of bs. Cody says MIz hasn’t changed at all, he’s an obnoxious carny and he embraces it. But that makes Miz reliable.

Cody asks Miz if he looks the same? He says he has been very busy for six years and it’s given him crystal clear clarity about what he needs to do: win the WWE Universal Championship belt. Miz says it’s a title because belts hold up your pants. Miz then says he’s heard that Rollins wants another shot at Cody and he doesn’t like his chances. And he doesn’t like his chances tonight against him either.

At WrestleMania everyone was talking about Cody but Miz didn’t have to hide and sneak in to surprise everyone, he single-handedly destroyed the Mysterio’s and then embarassed Logan Paul. Miz says we all know where Cody has been but this is his show and Cody can’t embarass him on his show, he won’t stand for it. Cody holds up a hand and tells Miz to settle down. Rhodes says he respects Miz and all his accomplishments. He gets the sense Miz is being hostile because he feels threatened by him.

Cody says he has no issues with Seth Rollins, he gave him a great fight and he’d be happy to have a rematch. He’s looking forward to facing all the best wrestlers in WWE. Miz corrects him and says Superstars, and Rhodes says sure, but he’s looking forward to his first match on RAW in six years even more. Cody shoves the microphone at Miz and says let the best man win. Miz tries to attack him but Cody sends him over the ropes and Miz is livid.

We see a replay of SmackDown, where Roman Reigns told The Uso’s to go to RAW and get the RAW Tag Team Championships. RK-Bro will be facing Alpha Academy later tonight.

*Commercial Break*

Dominik Mysterio Vs. Veer Mahan

The match gets underway and Veer runs at Dominik but he ducks him and lands some punches. Veer shoves Dominik away and drops him with a clothesline. Veer clubs Mysterio, then whips him to the ropes and catches him with a body attack. Dominik sends Veer to the outside and dives over the ropes onto him but gets caught and slammed into the barricade. Veer takes Mysterio’s head off with a lariat at ringside. Veer gets Dominik back into the ring and clobbers him with a clothesline. Veer gets on Dominik’s back and applies a submission; Dominik taps instanly but Veer won’t let go for a while.

Winner: Veer

After the match Veer reapplies the submission until more officials run down and pry him off. Veer waits around for a moment, then applies it again. Eventually medics comes down with a stretcher and Veer leaves.

*Commercial Break*

We see Dominik Mysterio being put into the back of an ambulance and then an interview with Veer where he says “I strike fear into the hearts of men.”

We see AJ Styles earlier today and he’s asked about facing Damian Priest tonight. Styles says he’s afraid because of what Priest and Edge might make him do. He says they were talking about his family and nobody does that. Styles then sees Priest walking past and he attacks him. They brawl around the backstage until officials pull them apart.

*Commercial Break*

AJ Styles Vs. Damian Priest

The match gets underway and Styles ducks a punch and tees-off on Damian, knocking him into the corner. Priest fights back and looks for a rolling punch but Styles cuts him off and clotheslines him out of the ring. AJ goes to the apron and hits a running knee that slams Priest into the ring post. Styles then dives off the apron with a forearm to Priest and he falls over the barricade. AJ drags him back and slams him into the announce desk. AJ waits for him to get up and hits a flying forearm over the ropes to the floor.

*Commercial Break*

During the break, Styles got sent face-first into the buckels and he’s bust open. Styles hits a springboard reverse DDT and both men are down. Styles lands a flurry of kicks and forearms, then a basement forearm. AJ hits Priest with Ushigoroshi for a near-fall. AJ wants the Styles Clash but Priest runs him backwards into the corner.

AJ jumps at Priest but the big man avoids him and claps his ears, then htis a reverse STO for a near-fall. Priest thought that was it. He picks AJ up but the hand and kicks him in the chest a few times. Priest grabs him but gets caught with a Pele kick. Styles is sent to the apron where he knocks Priest back, then jumps up but gets kicked in mid-air. Priest drops to a knee in the ring and the lights go out, then a blue spotlight comes on.

*Commercial Break*

Back live and the match is over. They say the power went out. AJ Styles is interviewed backstage and asked about what happened. Styles says what was that bs? He says Edge wants to look at him from on high but he doesn’t care what Edge or anyone else does, he’s going to get a piece of him.

The Miz Vs. Cody Rhodes

The bell rings and out comes Seth Freakin’ Rollins. Miz attempst a clothesline but Cody avoids it. Cody sends him to the ropes but Miz kicks him in the chest. Cody hits a snap powerslam and Miz rolls to the apron where Cody hits a springboard enziguiri to knock him off. Cody chases Miz back into the ring and attempts a Cody Cutter but Miz grabs him, looking for a Skull Crushing Finale but he gets pushed off.

Cody hits a stalling vertical suplex for a two-count, then does some push-ups. Rhodes grabs a submission but Miz grabs his nose to get free. Miz sends him to the corner and Cody attempts to leap over but Miz kicks him in the chest, then boots him in the face. Miz grabs a sleeper and holds Cody down for a few moments. Rhodes fights up and beats Miz into the corner, then chops his chest. Cody is sent to the apron and Miz kicks him off and into the barricade.

*Commercial Break*

We return to see Miz chopping Cody but Rhodes just gets fired-up and tells Miz to bring it. Cody lands some forearms and a stalling body slam for a two-count. Miz rolls outside and Cody hits a suicide dive and gets him back in. Rhodes goes to the top rope and jumps over Miz but tweaks his knee on the landing. Miz immediately hits a dropkick to the knee and applies a Figure Four leglock!

Cody tries to reach the ropes but Miz drags him back to the centre. They start slapping each other and Rhodes turns the hold and reverses the pressure. Miz slowly gets to the bottom rope to force the break. They slowly get to their feet and Cody is limping but he hits Miz and lands a Cody Cutter, followed by a CrossRhodes for the win.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

After the match Seth Rollins gets in the ring and waits for Cody to get off the corner post, then laughs at him. Rollins says he heard all the kind things Cody had to say about him earlier and he even heard the phrase “rematch”. What he wants Cody to remember though is that he was a surprise opponent. But now that he sees what he’s working with, he wants part 2. Cody says “absolutely yes” and Seth dances around the ring.

We see Kevin Owens meeting Ezekiel on last week’s RAW. Tommaso Ciampa is supposed to be interviewed backstage but before he can speak, Ezekiel interrupts and introduces himself. Kevin Owens tells Ciampa not to get fooled because this is obviously Elias. He asks him what he’s trying to pull and Ezekiel says he’s not Elias. Ciampa says it’s an easy mistake to make because it’s Elias’s younger brother. Owens yells that he’s the only sane person left.

Liv Morgan comes to the ring. We were supposed to get her and Rhea Ripley facing Sasha Banks and Naomi for the Women’s Tag Team Titles but that isn’t happening for no reason.

*Commercial Break*

Liv Morgan Vs. Naomi W/Sasha Banks

Naomi grabs a side headlock at the outset, Morgan shoots her off but Naomi hits a shoulder tackle. Naomi leaps over Liv, then attempts a hip toss but Morgan lands on her feet. Naomi knocks Morgan into the corner, then grabs her neck with both feet and chokes her for a minute. Liv catches Naomi with a Frankensteiner. Naomi hits a rolling Russian leg sweep and they exchange some pinfall attempts.

Naomi slides under a clothesline, then both women attempt enziguiris and miss. Naomi backs up to the ropes and Morgan wants Oblivion but Naomi holds the ropes. Liv knocks her back and goes to the middle rope, the jumps for a hurricanrana but gets grabbed and powerbombed for a near-fall. They go back-and-forth with pinfall attempts until Naomi scores the three-count.

Winner: Naomi

The All Mighty Bobby Lashley comes to the ring after we see a replay of MVP betraying him last week and siding with Omos.

*Commercial Break*

Lashley is in the V.I.P Lounge and he says he wasn’t invited onto the show but after what MVP and Omos did to him last week, he thought he’d invite himself. Lashley says last week should have been a celebration after he beat Omos at WrestleMania. He gives it up to Omos because he is incredibly powerful. And last week he felt that power again, only this time it came after the one man in the world he thought he could trust turned on him. Lashley tells MVP to get out here and give him an explanation.

MVP doesn’t answer the call, so Lashley threatens to destroy the V.I.P Lounge, and then MVP and Omos come to the stage. MVP tells Lashley to stop embarassing himself and if he touches anything he’ll get a bill from his lawyers. Lashley says he can shove the bill and tells him to come down and explain himself. MVP says as much as he would love that, he’s teaching Omos to be a businessman. He’s learning to only fight when the time and money are right.

In the meantime, Lashley should be thanking him. MVP says Lashley deserves an explanation. When he came back to WWE, Lashley was floundering. He was being led astray by some rat who wanted to be a social media star. He couldn’t even sniff the main event. And yet Lashley thinks he doesn’t need MVP. Doesn’t want to share the spotlight? Well don’t forget who it was that made him All Mighty.

Lashley says MVP came back for his farewell tour but he latched onto his next meal ticket. He rose the ranks and even beat Brock Lesnar, and MVP says yeah and all of that only happened because of him. MVP gets angry but steadies himself and says that’s all the past, he’s looking at the future with Omos. He’s bigger and stronger than Omos, who is going to replace him at the top of the mountain.

MVP says Lashley barely survived their first match but he promises he won’t survive the next. Lashley says he can hide behind the colossus but he’s going to cut him down, just like he did at WrestleMania, and then he’s coming for MVP. Lashley proceeds to destroy the V.I.P Lounge while MVP and Omos look on and laugh.

R-Truth, Reggie, and Akira Tozawa come out of a room backstage where Tozawa’s bachelor party was supposedly just held. Reggie says that was the best party ever. Truth shouts at Reginald that he can’t leave the 24/7 Championship and Dana Brooke at the bachelorette party, so they all run to crash the party.

*Commercial Break*

Austin Theory is backstage with Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce and guess what? He’s now just Theory. He says he’s beaten Finn Balor twice and he wants a title shot. Pearce says he can have it. Kevin Owens barges in and screams about Elias and Ezekiel, saying he wants to see some sort of birth certificate or library card. Pearce says that’s all confidential and Owens shouts “his libary card is confidential?!” He says he wants to put Ezekiel in a lie detector test and Deville says if that’s what it will take to shut him up, then yeah he can have it. Owens leaves and Sonya Deville says Bianca Belair needs an opponent for her first title defense and she’s picked who it will be. Pearce asks who and Deville says she doesn’t have time to explain and walks off.

Bianca Belair Vs. Queen Zelina

The match starts and Vega attempts a roll-up but Belair stays upright and dances. Vega leaps over Bianca and hits a backbreaker for a one-count. Vega grabs a facelock and does a handstand while holding it. Belair climbs to her feet with Vega on her back and throws her off. Bianca hits a fallaway slam, kips-up and beats Vega in the corner. Belair lifts Vega up for a military press and does some squats before dropping her. Belair hits the Kiss of Death for the win.

Winner: Bianca Belair

After the match Sonya Deville walks out with a contract and we’ll learn who Bianca Belair’s first title defense will be against after the break.

*Commercial Break*

Sonya Deville says Belair sustained an eye injury at WrestleMania but clearly that hasn’t halted her. She congratulates her on her incredible win at WrestleMania and gets the fans to applaud. Deville says she took it upon herself to find Belair’s next opponent and it wasn’t easy because there are so many options. Bianca says she will be happy to fight anyone. Deville says that’s great because she has an open contract and if Belair wants to prove she is the best sign it. Deville introduces her opponent and they play a drumroll but Sonya attacks Bianca from behind! Deville slams Belair, and says she is Bianca’s next opponent.

Dana Brooke and Tamina Snuka are having their bachelorette party and Dana says she’s glad they agreed on a truce so they can enjoy the party. Los Lethario’s appear and kiss them both on the cheeks. Nikki A.S.H then shows-up and says she’s brought a surprise and it’s two male strippers. Tamina rips the shirt off one and he’s a referee, then Nikki rolls-up Dana but Snuka knocks her off. Tamina throws Nikki onto the bar and drags her along it. R-Truth then stops everyone fighting and says nobody loves the 24/7 Championship more than him but this should be about love. Truth got ordained and he wants to officiate both weddings next week, but until then nobody can try and pin Dana. They all agree and start dancing but Truth looks like he has a plan in mind.

*Commercial Break*

Sonya Deville is stopped by Pearce backstage. He says what Deville just did is a massive abuse of power and asks who she thinks she is. Deville says she didn’t do anything wrong, she’s just answering an open challenge and tells him not to be jealous.

Alpha Academy come out and Chad Gable tells the fans to shoosh. He says they all look and sound dumber than the last time he was in Detroit. He says The Uso’s say they’re coming to RAW to get the Titles but they won’t let that happen. The only reason him and Otis aren’t already the Champion’s is because WrestleMania had too many distractions, like that idio Gable Steveson. Gable says who cares that he has a gold medal, he has a gold brain and that’s worth more.

RK-Bro Vs. Alpha Academy

Riddle starts with Gable and gets sent into the corner but drops him with a kick to the chest. Orton tags in and stomps Gable’s digits, then Riddle tags back in. Otis and Gable hit a double-team German suplex/clothesline. Riddle rolls out and Otis brigns him back inside. Otis drops Riddle with a splash in the ring.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back live and Gable prevents Riddle from maing a tag to Orton. Chad hits Riddle with a tiger suplex, then knocks Orton off the apron. Otis comes in and hits a running splash for a near-fall. Gable tags back in and keeps the pressure on Riddle. Gable goes to the middle rope and jumps off but eats a knee from Riddle and both men go down.

Randy tags in and lands some clotheslines, then catches Gable with a snap powerslam and he’s pumped. Orton gets Gable on the apron ahits a draping DDT that Chad sells like death. Orton drops down for the RKO but Otis Gable spins him around for a backslide pin and a near-fall. orton pops-up and hits an RKO and Riddle prevents Otis back inside the ring.

Winners: RK-Bro

RK-Bro are celebrating when we see two black SUV’s appear backstage. The Uso’s step out and ask where RK-Bro are.

*Commercial Break*

RK-Bro are still in the ring and waiting for The Uso’s, who make their entrance a moment later. Orton says he was beginning to wonder if they were ever going to show up on RAW and apparently the big dog let his bitches off the leash and here they are. Jey says they know why they’re here, they’re already the longest-reinging SmackDown Tag Team Champions ever, and now they want the RAW ones too. They want a unification match.

Riddle asks if that’s like Thanos putting the Infinity Stones in the gauntlet and Jey says yes, they have the blue one snad now they want the red ones. Orton starts to question them but out comes the The Street Profits. Dawkins says he seems to remember challenging RK-Bro to a one-on-one match before WrestleMania but not getting it. Last week they beat Alpha Academy, so surely they’re next the line. Yet here’s The Uso’s all the way from SmackDown, jumping the line.

Jey says there is no line, there only is the Bloodline. Ford says they’ll be damn happy to beat The Uso’s in order to get their title shot against RK-Bro because they want the smoke. Orton tells them all to shut up and says we all wanna see a fight right about now, so how about it? The fans go crazy and this match is up next!

*Commercial Break*

The Street Profits Vs. The Uso’s

We return and the bell rings. RK-Bro are at ringside for this one. Jimmy and Ford start proceedings, and Uso runs to the ropes and hits a shoulder tackle to Ford. Jimmy looks at Orton as he turns around and drops Ford with a dropkick. Montez fires back with some chops, then Dawkins is tagged in and they double team Jimmy. Dawkins goes for the cover but Jimmy kicks out.

Dawkins connects with a spinning elbow in the corner and covers but Jimmy kicks out again. Jey is tagged in and they double team Dawkins. Angelo slams Jey onto the mat, then sends Jey to the ropes and Jimmy tags in. The Uso’s double team Dawkins, then Jimmy connects with a knee to the back of the head. Jey is tagged in and he applies a chinlock in the middle of the ring. Jey slams Dawkins down onto the mat and makes the tag.

Jimmy with chops to the chest of Angelo, then slams him and gets a near-fall. Jey is tagged in and Dawkins clocks him with right hands. Jey is thrown to the outside but lands on his feet and drags Dawkins under the bottom rope. Jey throws Dawkins into Orton and Riddle. The Usos come face-to-face with RK-Bro until Ford flies over the top rope onto The Usos on the outside. Ford then rapidly dances in Orton’s face as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

Back live and Dawkins is being controlled by Jimmy. Dawkins connects with a slam and both men make tags. Ford comes off the top with a huge crossbody to Jey, then drops Jimmy and sends Jey into the buckles. Ford does a backflip, ducks a clothesline, then hits a running blockbuster ofr a two-count. Montez attempts to leap over Jey but gets kicked in mid-air, then hit with a pop-up neckbreaker. Jimmy tags in and Dawkins distracts him, allowing Ford to roll him up for a near-fall.

Dawkins gets the tag and the Profits hit a super blockbuster and Angelo covers but Jimmy kicks out! Jimmy rolls from the ring and Dawkins wants a suicide dive but Jimmy uppercuts him. Jimmy lands a superkick, then tags Jey for an Uso splash but Dawkins gets the knees up. Ford tags in and hits From The Heavens and covers but Jimmy breaks it up. Dawkins is sent into the ring post and falls to the outside. Ford kicks Jey back and Jimmy blind-tags in. The Uso’s hit Ford with the 1D for the win!

Winners: The Uso’s

After the match RK-Bro get in the ring and hold their RAW Tag Titles in the air and The Uso’s hold their SmackDown Title up as well. The Uso’s leave the ring but Dawkins runs in and tries to attack Riddle but Riddle catches him in a triangle and they both fly over the ropes. Ford comes in as well and Orton catches him with an RKO. The Uso’s rush back in and hit Orton with double superkicks, then lift both sets of belts and pose to end the show.

That’s it for this week’s RAW, let us know what you thought of the show and we’ll see you back here tomorrow night for NXT. Until next time, stay safe.

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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