Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the May 2nd, 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.
We’re less than a week away from WrestleMania Backlash and tonight’s RAW will add the final touches to many of the matches on that show. That being said, this is one of those nights where WWE has announced little to nothing ahead of time. As of writing, all we know is that The Bloodline will “take over” RAW, which likely means more run-ins with RK-Bro, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see Drew McIntyre show-up.
Elsewhere, we presume we’ll see more of Cody Rhodes, Veer, Theory, The Miz, Judgement Day, Becky Lynch, Asuka, and so on. And that’s our sparse 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!
The go-home edition of Monday Night RAW for WrestleMania Backlash opens with a look at Friday Night SmackDown where Drew McIntyre join RK-Bro to step-up to The Bloodline. At WrestleMania Backlash it will be RK-Bro and Randy Orton facing The Bloodline for all the gold!
We go live to the arena and out comes The Bloodline, Paul Heyman in tow. Once they get to the ring Heyman welcomes us to RAW and says this is a very special moment where we get to revel in the greatness of the tribal chief, the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion on a Monday. Reigns then takes the microphone and tells the crowd to acknowledge him but they’re already chanting his name.
No sooner has Roman spoken, then Randy Orton and Riddle slide in from behind and take out Jimmy and Jey with RKO’s! Orton points to the stage where Drew McIntyre’s music hits and out comes Braveheart. McIntyre points his sword at Roman, who looks taken aback. RK-Bro leave the ring and Reigns and McIntyre start throwing hands. Roman beats Drew into the corner but has the table turned on him. The Uso’s return but so do RK-Bro and a big brawl ensues.
Earlier today The Street Profits were backstage talking when Ezekiel interrupted them to introduce himself. The Profits give Zeke a red cup and he joins them in a drink. Alpha Academy and Kevin Owens appear and Owens accuses Ezekiel of lying. Gable shooshes them and says none of them are smarter than him, he did his research and he found out that lie detector tests can be faked. Owens says they’re gonna find a new way to prove Zeke is a liar. The Profits says the three of them will kick their asses but Owens grabs a red cup and throws it over Ezekiel and runs off.
Gable starts with Dawkins and grabs a side headlock but Angelo tags Ford and they double-team Gable. Shorty G grabs a submission on Ford, who eventually fights free. Otis tags in and Ford dropkicks him but he bounces of the ropes. Dawkins runs in and dropkicks Otis alongside Ford and again he bounces off the ropes. Finally, Ezekiel runs in and they hit a triple dropkick and Otis falls out of the ring.
We return just after Otis hits a splash on Ford and tags Gable. Ford fights up from a submission again but gets sent to the apron. Ford jumps over the ropes at Gable but gets caught with a northern lights suplex. Owens tags in and stomps Ford down in the corner before telling Ezekiel to “suck it”. Owens hits a senton and a springboard moonsault for a two-count.
Owens grabs a sleeper. Ford counters Owens, tells him to “suck it”, then hits an enziguiri. Zeke tags in and hits some clotheslines to Gable, then lands a spinebuster. Otis rushes in but Ezekiel catches him with a knee and he falls outside. Ezekiel kicks Gable backwards and runs at him for a splash in the corner, followed by a stalling vertical suplex for a two-count.
Otis broke the pinfall and tosses Ezekiel. Otis catches Ford and throws him over the ropes with an exploder suplex. Otis is sent out by Dawkins, and Owens then sends Angelo out. Owens and Ezekiel brawl in the ring until Owens rolls out. Gable grabs Zeke from behind but eats and elbow. Zeke hits the ropes but Owens trips him and Gable hits a roll-up for the win!
AJ Styles is backstage with Kevin Patrick. Styles says at WrestleMania he had Edge backed into a corner but then his new pet showed up, Damian Priest. Edge doesn’t like him saying he had him beat, so how about they up the ante? If he can beat Damian Priest tonight, Priest will be barred from ringside at WrestleMania Backlash. If he can’t beat him, it’s going to be an uphill battle.
We see a replay of Bianca Belair Vs. Sonya Deville from last week’s RAW. Peare and Deville are backstage and apparently she’s under review for an abuse of power. Upper management want to see her compete as a talent with no executive powers. So he’s booked her in a six-woman tag match tonight. Pearce suggests making it no holds barred but he says no, she has no power.
Before the match begins, Byron Saxton asks Burt why he would accept this match. Hansen says Veer scares the Hell out of him but for all his life he’s wanted to compete for WWE in his hometown. For years he worked in a BBQ restaurant down the street, dreaming of this moment. The bell rings and Veer scoops Burt up and runs him into the corner and batters him.
Burt hits Veer, which gets him thrown across the ring. Veer runs Hansen int the ropes and goes with him to deliver a knee against the ropes, then does it three more times. Veer whips Burt to the ropes and hits a body attack, then delivers a nasty clothesline. Veer jumps on Burt’s back, then applies the cervical clutch and he taps right away.
After the match Veer attacks Burt. He puts him between the ropes and applies the cervical clutch again until Burt passes out.
Edge and Damian Priest come to the ring. The fans boo and Edge stares at them, so they boo more. Edge says they are Judgement Day. He knows most of us can’t stand to look in the mirror, and we don’t like him anymore but that’s because we hate ourselves. He says it’s a miracle that everyone in North Carolina can pull on their shoes, waddle outside, and count high enough to even find their seats tonight.
Edge says if they could sustain a sports team, which they can’t, they’d be known as the Greensboro Lemmings. Edge begs AJ Styles to stop fighting. He says AJ is rushing headlong into pain and judgement at WrestleMania Backlash. THe fans chant “what?” and Edge calls them stupid peons who can’t hear. He tells them he loves the boos and they get louder. He says he knows the stipulation Styles got for tonight but he’s about to witness the darkness… Styles interrupts.
Styles takes the fight to Priest out the gate but gets quickly beaten down. Priest stomps Styles in the corner, then hits a release falcon arrow for a two-count. Priest eats some kicks but lifts AJ and they both tumble over the ropes to the floor. Styles dives over the ropes onto Priest with a forearm. AJ wastes time staring at Edge before diving onto Priest but gets caught and run shoulder-first into the ring post.
Back live and Damian is sent to the corner. Styles lifts him up but Priest fight free and drops AJ with a heel kick for a two-count. Priest takes AJ to the top rope and wants a superplex but Styles slides down between his legs and gets him up for a spinning powerbomb! AJ wants the Styles Clash but Priest fights it, so AJ rolls him up for a two-count. Priest counters Styles with a spinning sidewalk slam for a near-fall. Edge is getting frustrated.
Priest lifts AJ up for the crucifix powerbomb but AJ slides off and hits a Pele kick. Styles is sent to the apron but punches Priest away, then jumps for the Phemomenal Forearm but nobody’s home and Priest hits South of Heaven for a near-fall. Priest looks for a ripcord kick but AJ ducks it and looks for the calf crusher. Edge distracts AJ and he releases, but then rolsl Priest up and wins!
As soon as the bell rings Edge is in the ring and battering AJ with punches. Edge tells Priest to hit The Reckoning and he does. Edge then brings chairs into the ring and looks to attack AJ’s arm but Finn Balor rushes out to make the save. Balor ducks a chair shot and attacks Edge, then hits Priest with a slingblade and Edge rolls out.
Omos and MVP are backstage when Cedric Alexander walks in. He says MVP made them all Champions and if it wasn’t for Lashley they’d still be running Monday Night RAW. MVP says he admires and respects Cedric Alexander but he has no interest in The Hurt Business ever again. He’s moved on to bigger and better things. Cedric says he wants to prove himself as a solo wrestler, so he’s asked for a match against Lashley. MVP says he’ll be watching.
It’s time for another edition of Miz TV. Miz says last week he had the honour of hosting one of the biggest rising stars in WWE: Theory. However his show was hijacked by the return of a man who is his guest tonight: Mustafa Ali.
Miz says he’s happy to see Ali and mocks his name. Ali’s microphone isn’t working properly and Miz pretends he’s surprised. Miz says that’s pretty disrespectful, just like how Ali interrupted him last week. Miz says Mustafa was desperate because the WWE Universe forgot he existed. Ali is angry and the microphone still isn’t working, and Miz tells him not to go to Twitter and complain.
Ali takes Miz’s microphone and says the only thing he and everyone else has to complain about is the fact that Miz is still working for WWE. Ali says when Miz feels like his voice isn’t being heard he rushes backstage and complains to management but he doesn’t do that, he only cares what the fans have to say. Miz snatches the microphone but took the wrong one and gets angry.
Theory comes out and says he has something the people need to hear. Last week Miz had a match that he wasn’t even able to prepare for, so he talked to Vince and made sure the match was stricken from the record. Miz thanks him and Theory says it’s the least he could do when Miz is being confronted by a smuck like Ali. Theory says Ali is entitled, thinking he can show up for the first time in half a year and get a title shot.
Ali says they talk too much. He says he does want a title opportunity but he doesn’t wanted handed it, he wants to fight for it. Theory says that’s great because he’s already talked to Vince and Ali gets a Championship contenders match tonight. Theory says he doesn’t know if Ali can handle the heat. Ali says if anyone can handle the heat, it’s him. Theory says that’s great because the match is right now and it’s against him… and The Miz!
We’re back and the match is already underway, with Ali being stomped by Miz. Ali rolls through a sunset flip and kicks Miz, then hits a flying forearm. Ali chops Miz against the ropes, then runs but Theory opens the ropes an Ali falls through them to the floor. Theory puts Ali back in the ring, tags in, and taunts him while shoving his head.
Ali fights up from a sleeper and Theory tags Miz. Ali knocks Theory off the apron and hits Miz with a rolling neckbreaker for a two-count. Theory tries to throw Ali out of the ring but he lands on his feet. Ali and Theory struggle on the floor until Mustafa sends Theory into the barricade. Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale as Ali comes through the ropes.
After the match Theory and Miz pose on the ramp and take selfies. Ali gets to his feet and stares at them but Tommaso Ciampa attacks Ali from behind!
Earlier today Dana Brooke and Reginald were having a lovers spat because of the wedding debacle. They bump into R-Truth, Akira Tozawa, and Tamina, and Dana says Truth owes her an apology for trying to pin her. Truth says he feels empty without his baby, he needs it back. All of them argue until Nikki A.S.H attacks them and pins Brooke to win the belt. Nikki A.S.H is the New WWE 24/7 Champion. Dana loses it and says Reginald needs to get her a rematch if he wants to stay married.
Truth, Tozawa and Tamina are at ringside for this one. The match starts and Nikki talks trash before kicking Brooke in the gut. Nikki sends Dana to the corner but gets sent to the apron herself. Brooke knocks her off and attempts a baseball slide but Nikki catches her in the apron and forearms her. Nikki gets Dana back inside and pins her for a two-count. Brooke fights back and slam Nikki for the win.
After the match everyone runs into the ring and tries to pin Brooke. Reginald even tries to pin her and she gets angry and slaps him. Reggie begs for mercy but Dana gets a microphone and says she wants a divorce!
Becky Lynch is backstage for an interview. She says last week she went out to the ring and told the world that she had hit rock bottom, only to be interrupted by Asuka, the woman who she literally handed her title to when she left. She told Asuka to be a warrior while she goes to be a mother but Asuka didn’t uphold her end of the bargain. Well this is her comeback story and it starts with ending Asuka.
Seth Rollins has come to the ring for “Seth Rollins appreciation night”. He says the celebration for Randy Orton last week got him thinking they need to celebrate someone who actually deserves it. They need to celebrate a visionary, a trendsetter, a sex symbol, a revolutionary. A spotlight appears on Rollins and he basks as the fans sing his sea shanty music.
Rollins is loving it but the fans start chanting “Cody” and he gets annoyed. Rollins asys speak of the devil, he tried to steal his spotlight at WrestleMania. Well at Backlash he’s going to show the world that that can’t happen because Seth Rollins is the damn spotlight. He tells the fans to shut up. Rollins says the fans have forgotten just how good he is. They’re caught up in the stupid American Nightmare crap and forget that he’s the standard bearer.
Seth says it’s fine because he loves to remind everyone how good he is. He had a highlight reel put together that showcases all his greatest moments from the beginning until now. When Rollins points to the screen, Cody’s music hits! Cody come sto the ring and Seth says unless he’s out here to give him his flowers, he can shut the Hell up.
Rhodes says by all means, congratulations to Seth because he’s great. But what is going on? He says we’re all bearing witness to some unravelling at the seams of Seth’s mind. It seems their WrestleMania match is weighing on him like an albatross. Since returning to WWE he’s been nothing but courteous and professional but he feels Rollins is about to cross a line he will regret. Cody says Seth is delusional and Rollins gets hot.
Rollins says that’s rich coming from Cody. You see, Dusty Rhodes wrestled in this very building, probably thousands of times, but the problem with Dusty is that he was delusional. He wasn’t as good as he thought he was. Dusty wanted to be WWE Champion but he was never good enough, and as long as he’s in WWE, Cody will never be good enough either. Rollins attacks Cody and they brawl around the ring until Rhodes hits the Cody Cutter and Seth rolls out.
As soon as the match gets underway Omos’s music hits and Lashley gets distracted. Alexander beats Lashley into the corner and out come MVP and Omos. Lashley attempts a spear and misses while MVP berates his abilities. Cedric beats Lashley down and tries to keep him grounded. Lashley rolls outside and Alexander dives through the ropes at him but gets caught and tossed into the barricade.
MVP continues to trash talk Lashley who thinks about going after them but stops himself. Lashley lifts Alexander and runs him into the ring post. Lashley gets Alexander back inside and hits a spear but doesn’t go for the pin. Lashley applies the Hurt Lock while staring at MVP and Omos. Cedric taps but Lashley doesn’t let go.
Liv Morgan is interviewed backstage. She says she ambushed Ripley last week out of revenge. She thought they were a great team but Rhea turned on her and said she wasn’t good enough. She doesn’t believe Ripley is even angry at her, she thinks Rhea is angry at herself but she won’t take the brunt of Rhea’s anger.
The announcers run down the entire card fr WrestleMania Backlash, which takes place this Sunday and we’ll have live coverage of the event right here.
Big Time Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring for the main event, which takes place after the break.
R-Truth is consoling Reggie backstage and hands him a card to reveal that he is also a certified lawyer. They walk past Nikki A.S.H who looks despondent. Doudrop appears beside her and asks if she’s ready to be more serious and Nikki says she is.
The main event gets underway with Becky and Asuka. They swing for each other but both duck and dodge, then Lynch backs up to the corner and tags Sonya. Asuka tags Belair but as soon as she goes for Deville Ripley gets the tag. They lock-up and Ripley grabs the wist and slams her down. Belair turns the tables and does the same.
Bianca lifts Rhea for a stalling vertical suplex but she slides off and slams Belair down by the hair. Ripley knocks Morgan off the apron and taunts her. Rhea tags Deville who delivers some knees to the gut followed by a snapmare. She looks for a running knee but Belair avoids it and follows-up with a shoulder tackle.
Belair avoids Deville and backflips before hitting a dropkick. Morgan tags in and Bianca whips her into Deville, then Belair hits a body slam and Liv covers for a two-count. Deville fights back wit some knees and tags Becky, who is busy talking trash with Asuka and allows Morgan to beat her into the corner. Morgan hits a running knee and a missile dropkick for a two-count.
Morgan swings for Ripley but she hops off the apron. Morgan then ducks a clothesline from Lynch and hits a suicide dive to Ripley. Morgan wastes time at ringside and Lynch catches her with a baseball slide and gets her bck in the ring. Becky hits a leg drop from the middle rope for a near-fall as we head to the break.
We’re back live and Ripley is in control of Morgan, slamming her into the mat. Rhea backs Liv into the corner and shoulders her repeatedly, then tags Becky. Lynch chokes Liv with a boot in the corner but Morgan starts firing back with some kicks. Morgan counters the Manhandle Slam with an arm-drag, then hits a dropkick and both women are down.
Belair and Ripley get tags and Bianca knocks Becky and Deville off the apron, then ducks a clothesline from Rhea and hits a shoulder tackle. Belair hits a stalling vertical suplex for a two-count. Ripley scoops Belair up onto the top rope and clubs her, then climbs up herself. Belair fights Ripley off but Becky and Deville distract her, allowing Ripley to get back up the ropes.
Deville comes in and joins Ripley for a double superplex and a near-fall. Asuka tags in and lays in some kicks on Deville, knocks Becky off the apron, and hits a shoulder tackle. Asuka kicks Ripley in the head and blocks a kick from Devile before landing a German suplex. Asuka with a running knee for a near-fall. Morgan blind-tags in as Asuka hits a running dropkick to Deville.
Morgan hits Devile with a Recoil on the outside, then gets her back in. Every woman rushes into the ring and lands a move on each other, and they all get thrown from the ring one-by-one. Deville and Morgan are the last two legal and Sonya hits a rolll-up for a near-fall. Deville hits a knee to the jaw and covers but tries to use the ropes for leverage and the referee spots it. Liv hits Oblivion for the win.
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.