Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the May 9th, 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.
Last night was WrestleMania Backlash, a show that, on paper didn’t sound all that exciting. That said, the premium live event certainly delivered between the ropes. The show culminated with The Bloodline beating RK-Bro in the main event, which now leaves The Uso’s with a good case for getting a title shot as they aim to unify all the gold. Elsewhere, Cody Rhodes defeated Seth Rollins again, and Omos defeated Bobby Lashley as far as the red brand is concerned.
We’re now heading towards the Hell In A Cell show in June and a lot of stars were absent from the show last night, like Bianca Belair, Becky Lynch, Kevin Owens, Finn Balor, Theory, etc. We expect we’ll see lots more of them moving forward and they’ll hopefully be factored into the next PPV. Unforunately, WWE has nothing announced for tonight’s RAW, however we im,agine we’ll see The Bloodline, Cody Rhodes, Seth Rollins, Omos and MVP, and more.
That’s the 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 show begins with some highlights from last night’s WrestleMania Backlash, the main event of which saw The Bloodline defeat RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre.
The RAW Tag Team Champions, RK-Bro. make their way to the ring where they will be defending their Championships against The Street Profits. Orton takes the microphone and the fans chant his name. He welcomes us to Monday Night RAW and says they lost the battle last night… but they will win the war. Orton says nothing was on the line last night because the big dog himself tore up the contract. And he did that because he knows his boys can’t hold a candle to RK-Bro.
Orton says The Uso’s got them thinking they’d like to be Undisputed Tag Team Champions. Riddle says he and Randy will be going to SmackDown this Friday to see the tribal chief and demand a title match. And if he says no, it goes to show the chief has no confidence or faith in his family. But it doesn’t matter because they’re going to show up regardless.
The Street Profits come out and interrupt RK-Bro and mock them for losing. Ford says RK-Bro think they’re going to SmackDown on Friday but tonight they have next. They’re the ones that are going to unify the Tag Team Championships. Dawkins says the 4-20 shirts have their brains fogged because they must have forgot they’re facing them right now. Ford says they want the smoke but Riddle says “…RK-Bro 4:20 says we just smoked your asses.” This match is next!
The match gets underway with Riddle and Ford. Montez takes Riddle down and mocks him. They exchange counters for a moment and then Riddle mocks Ford and the fans chant “bro”. Dawkins tags in following a dropkick from Ford. Riddle and Dawkins go back-and-forth before Orton tags in and lands some European uppercuts in the corner.
Orton slams Dawkins, then tags Riddle and they hit a double-team floating bro. Dawkins knocks Riddle back to the ropes and runs at him but Riddle jumps up and drags him over the ropes with his legs. Riddle jumps off the apron onto Dawkins, but then Ford dives over the ropes with a Superman tope to Riddle, then does the Randy Orton pose.
Back live and Riddle is fighting back against Ford but gets cut off. Ford attempts a suplex but Riddle lands on his feet and delivers a knee before tagging Orton. Dawkins tags in too and gets caught with clotheslines and a snap powerslam, then one for Montez Ford as well. Orton hits the draping DDT and the crowd are losing it.
Orton wants an RKO but he gets knocked out of the ring. Riddle catches Dawkins with a switch knee, then sends Ford over the ropes. Riddle goes to the apron and hits a soccer kick to Ford. Riddle goes for a springboard floating bro but he hits Orton because Ford moves! Ford gets Riddle in the ring, and Dawkins catches him with a spinebuster.
Ford follows up with a big frog splash and covers, but Orton breaks up the pin attempt! Orton and Dawkins brawl outside the ring. Ford hits Riddle with an enzuigiri and goes to the top rope. Ford dives off the top rope for his sky-high frog splash but Riddle catches him with an RKO from out of nowhere for the win!
Kevin Patrick is standing on a platform in the crowd and out comes the United States Champion, Theory, for an interview. Patrick asks how he’s preparing to face a worthy opponent in Cody Rhodes after he defeated Seth Rollins twice. Theory says he’s just scratching the surface of his greatness. Theory says he was basically in diapers since the last time Rhodes was in WWE. Theory doesn’t care about the past, it’s all about the future, and that’s Theory.
We see a replay of Edge Vs. AJ Styles from last night’s WrestleMania Backlash. Edge got the win thanks to Rhea Ripley, the newest member of The Judgement Day. Edge, Ripley and Damian Priest make their way to the ring and Edge is sporting a new haircut that looks very similar to Ripley’s swept-back fade.
The Judgement Day are in the ring and Edge says they formed because they were tired being sheep. What did being a sheep get him? A spot in the Hall of Fame? He’s bigger than the Hall of Fame. There isn’t a part of him that hasn’t had a surgery and it left him on the sideline for nine years. He came back, played the role again, and what happened? The ugly fans got on their cheap phones and Tweeted crap about him.
Priest says nothing or no-one can touch The Judgement Day. Individually, they’re better than all of the rest but together they’re something else. They were incredible when it was just him and Edge, but imagine how much better they’re going to be now that they’ve added an instrument of brutality. Ripley says joining The Judgement Day was the easiest decision of her life.
Rhea saw Edge and Priest change for the better and she wanted that for herself. She’s done singing autographs at the airport for kids that say they want to be like her when they grow up. The same kids sell her autographs on eBay. She’s done being used, but she has some unfinished business. Liv Morgan will no longer ride her coattails.
Edge says this group is all about unrealised potential. Ripley and Priest are his saints of faith, two souls that needed a rudder and he is that rudder. Edge says he approached Ripley a few weeks ago and told her that Morgan was holding her back. He looked at Ripley and he saw a juggernaut that could run over anyone but was content in the slow lane. now she has been unleashed. But his movement is not done, they aren’t finished and they want more souls. Liv Morgan interrupts.
The match starts and they hockey fight. Ripley shoves Liv back and headbutts her. Ripley lifts and throws Morgan across the ring, then delivers a shoulder tackle in the corner. Rhea with another biel, then another shoulder tackle in the corner. Ripley lifts Morgan onto the top rope and punches her but Morgan hits her with a hurricanrana.
Morgan lands a few strikes but Ripley catches her with a big boot and scores a near-fall. Ripley mounts Morgan and delivers some big right hands. Edge is loving this. Liv slaps her, so Ripley slaps her right back. Ripley slams Liv into the mat a few times, then applies a bodyscissors. Liv tries to fight up but gets knocked down with a clothesline.
Ripley pins with one foot but Morgan kicks out. Ripley puts a boot on Liv’s back and stands on her. Ripley lifts her up and wants the Riptide but Morgan slides down the back and lands a flurry of punches and kicks. Liv with a bulldog and a springboard recoil for a near-fall. Ripley fights back and hits a kick to the face, then applies the Prism Trap and Liv taps.
After the match Edge and Priest get in the ring and pose with Ripley. Edge gives Ripley a nod, so Rhea grabs Liv and applise the Prism Trap again. Liv screams and taps out but Edge gets down and mocks her tapping out. Ripley eventually throws her aside but then out comes Finn Balor with AJ Styles at his side. Balor will be facing Priest after the break.
The match gets underway and Balor grabs a side headlock. Priest shoots him off and hits a shoulder tackle. Priest beats Balor in the corner, then Irish whips him to the opposite. Priest hits a back elbow, then runs at Balor but gets caught. Priest hits a double ear clap and takes Balor down with a falcon arrow before grabbing a submission.
Balor fights up but gets caught with a flapjack for a two-count. Balor counters tilt-a-whirl with a Russian leg sweep. Finn chops Priest against the ropes, then hits a dropkick to the knee. Balor lands a slingblade and clotheslines Priest over the ropes. Balor wants a dive to the outside but Ripley pulls Priest out of the way and Balor stops. Edge then Spears Finn!
As soon as the match ends, Styles attacks Edge and they brawl. Styles gets the better and then throws hands with Priest until Ripley stands between them, allowing Edge to jump AJ from behind. Edge hits a Spear at the same time that Priest hits a sweep. The Judement Day pose together.
Kevin Owens is backstage with Alpha Academy. Chad Gable is talking about how they can find out if Ezekiel is really Elias; he had Ezekiel’s red cup sent to his friends at the DNA lab. He’ll have the results back next week and they’ll know his real identity. Owens says he has a special guest lined-up for tonight, his older brother Ken Owens – an accomplished grand prix driver from Nova Scotia. And he’s going to beat Elias tonight!
MVP and Omos are in the V.I.P Lounge. MVP tells everone to get on their feet and show respect to the man that dominated Bobby Lashley last night. MVP says he proved that he is the game-changer. Lashley was only all-mighty because of him. That ungrateful fool went to WrestleMania without him.
Cedric Alexander interrupts MVP and comes to the ring. He says Omos did what he said he was going to do. Security try to stop Alexander but MVP tells them to let him in the ring. Alexander says with MVP’s accumen, his expertise, and Omos’s strength, they will be unstoppable. MVP asks what he’s talking about but before they get any further, they’re interrupted again.
Bobby Lashley comes down to the ring and absolutely mauls the security around the ring. Cedric jumps off the apron but gets caught and slammed into the barricade. Lashley gets in the ring and Omos comes at him but Lashley clotheslines him over the ropes. Lashley turns to MVP but Alexander jumps on his back and MVP escapes. Lashley applies Te Hurt Lock on Cedric and stares at MVP and Omos.
Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce are backstage and she tells him to stop talking about investigations. They both know she does her job to the best of her abilitise each week. She wants to now who she will be facing tonight but stops him from answering and says she doesn’t care because it’s just business regardless.
Sonya Deville is in the ring waiting for her match. Adam Pearce cmes out and says the investigation into Deville’s conduct has been concluded. WWE Management found that Deville’s actions have been repeatedly unprofessional and, as a result, her contract has been terminated. Deville is beside herself. Pearce then introduces her opponent for tonight: Alexa Bliss!
Bliss still has Lilly but she’s dressed like her old self. The fans chant “welcome back”. Bliss ducks Deville and hits a snap DDT, then goes up top and lands Twisted Bliss for the win.
Ezekiel comes to the ring for a match. They welcome Ken Owens, the older brothers of Kevin Owens from Nova Scotia. Owens comes out wearing a grey wig and with his beard dyed grey. Ezekiel accepts him for who he is but Owens tells him to stop. He says nobody actually believes he’s Elias’s brother. Everyone is just playing along.
Ken asks the fans for a show of hands and around half the audience say they believe he’s Ezekiel. Ken says obviously nobody is Connecticut graduated high school. He gets angry but Ezekiel tells him Kevin wouldn’t approve of his yelling. Ken rips his wig off and reveals he is, in fact, Kevin Owens. Ezekiel says this would be the perfect time for Elias to come out and sing a lullaby to calm him down.
Owens attacks Ezekiel and stomps him down. Ezekiel starts fightig back and beats Owens into the corner but out comes Alpha Academy and they turn the tables. Owens and Gable hold Ezekiel down so Otis can hit a splash. Owens lifts him for a Stunner and then poses with Alpha Academy.
Asuka is backstage with Adam Pearce, and Pearce says she can have a title opportunity if she can beat Bianca Belair tonight. Becky Lynch walks up and she is not happy. She says she was the Champion for nearly a year and she deserves a rematch. Lynch says she gave Asuka her title when she left and she lost it, and she’s been gone for months, so why does she get a shot? Pearce justifies it and walks off, leaving Asuka and Lynch to argue.
Byron Saxton interviews Lowman before the match. The guy says he’s nervous but he has a wife and triplets at home that he needs to provide for, so he has to do this for them. They lock-up and Veer slams Frank down by the waist, then picks him up and does it again.
Lowman lands some elbows, ducks a clothesline and kicks Veer in the face. Lowman hits the ropes but Veer catches him wiht a body attack. Mahan with a sidewalk slam, then backs him into the corner adn clubs him. Veer with a clothesline and applies the cervical clutch for the tap.
Kevin Patrick interviews Cody Rhodes backstage. Cody says Seth Rollins took him to the limit for the second time last night, but he walked away with the win and the money. As far as he’s concerned, his chapter with Seth Rollins is done. He’s focused on Theory, a kid brimming with potential but nothing sounds better than Cody Rhodes, the new United States Champion. Cody makes his entrance and the match will happen after the break.
The match gets underway and Cody grabs a leg but Theory backs up to the ropes to force the break. They lock-up and Cody grabs a hammerlock. Theory turns the table but Rhodes sweeps his leg and wants a Figure Four but again Theory grabs the ropes. A third lock-up and this time Theory grabs a side headlock but Cody fights him off.
Theory lands a back elbow but Rhodes fires back with a right hand, then sends him to the apron. Theory snaps him on the top rope, then hits a rolling dropkick through the ropes for a two-count. Theory whips Rhodes to the ropes and catches him with a back elbow. Theory does the Stardust carthweel and pose. Theory kicks the gut and looks for a suplex but Cody blocks it and hits one of his own.
Rhodes connects with a dropkick and Theory rolls to the apron. Cody hits a springboard enziguiri and drops Theory. Cody goes to the apron for a running kick but Theory blocks it and knocks him down. Theory removes the top of the announce desk but Cody beats him onto hit and climbs up with him but Theory runs back to the ring.
We return to see Theory holding Cody down with a rear chinlock. Rhodes fights up and lands some punches, and both men hit crossbodies at the same time. They get up and Cody hits a flying forearm, then a snap powerslam for a two-count. Rhodes heads up top and hits a moonsault for a near-fall.
Theory hits an elbow to the jaw and follows-up with Ushigoroshi for a near-fall. Theory wants the A.T.L but Cody slips off the shoulders and hits a Disaster Kick. Rhodes follows-up with a Cody Cutter and he’s all fired-up. Cody waits for Theory to get up and he wants the CrossRhodes but Seth Rollins rushes in and attacks him from behind.
Rollins beats Rhodes out of the ring, then tackles him at ringside. Rollins beats Cody into the announce desk while screaming at him. Rollins gets on the desk and hits a Curb Stomp!
We start with Naomi and Doudrop. Naomi knocks Doudrop back to the corner and clubs her. Naomi slides under a clothesline and taunts Doudrop with her booty, then lands a donkey kick. Doudrop hits a seated senton for a near-fall. Doudrop kicks Naomi and slams her face into the mat. Doudrop stays in control for a minue and splashes Naomi in the corner.
Naomi starts firing back and hits a bulldog into the buckles. Banks tags in and teams with Naomi to kick Doudrop. Banks jumps at Doudrop but gets caught and body slammed. Nikki tags in and hits a crossbody for a two-count. Nikki hits a seated neckbreaker, then mounts Banks for punches. Banks knocks Doudrop off the apron, makes the tag, and teams with Naomi for the win.
After the match Doudrop berates Nikki and asks her when she’s going to start taking things seriously. As they’re arguing, out comes The Miz in a referee shirt.
Before the match starts The Miz says they asked him to be the referee for this match because thye needed someone magnanomous and impartial. The match starts and they exchange some holds. Ali hits a roll-up but Miz is very slow to start the count. Ali gets annoyed but Ciampa takes advantage and knocks him out of the ring.
CIampa goes out and drops Ali before sitting on the announce desk and patting himself on the back. Ciampa gets Ali back inside and grabs a side headlock. Ali tries to fight free so Ciampa releases and stomps him. Ciampa whips Ali hard into the buckles, then runs at him but gets caught with a clothesline. Ali lands some right hand, ducks an elbow and hits a flying forearm.
Ali hits Ciampa with a tackle in the corner and lands on the apron, then rolls through the ropes for a neckbreaker. Mustafa looks for a 450 but Ciampa rolls out of the way. Ciampa grabs the back but Ali shrugs him off and superkicks him. Ali hits a tornado DDT and covers but Miz takes forever to count and Ciampa kicks out. Ali is furious but Ciampa grabs him, hits a reverse DDT, and covers. Miz counts the pin super quick.
We get a video of Lacey Evans talking about her troubled past, which is usually reserved for SmackDown. Pretty sure it’s the same video, or a slightly altered one, as we got recently.
Bobby Lashley is backstage and he is furious. He says MVP is to blame for everything. He challenges MVP to let Omos have a spotlight by himself. He says he wants Omos one-on-one, trapped inside a steel cage with him!
R-Truth is backstage Dana Brooke and Tamina Snuka. Both want divorces. They tricked Reggie and Tozawa into meeting them and Truth serves them both with divorce paper. Tozawa wouldn’t accept them and ran off, so Truth chases him. Reggie can’t believe it.
The match gets underway and Asuka lands some leg kicks but Belair takes her down with a side headlock. Asuka fights up and blocks a shoulder tackle, then Belair leapfrogs her and dances. Asuka with a roll-up for a two-count. Belair jumps over her, handsprings backwards, then runs Asuka but gets caught.
Belair hits a suplex and attempts roll into a second but Asuka fights her off. Belair looks for the Glam Slam but Asuka rolls her up for a two-count, then trainsitions into an armbar. Belair rolls over but Asuka switches to a triangle choke. Belair slowly deadlifts Asuka up and slams her down. Belair hits the ropes but Becky Lynch trips her.
Lynch drags Belair out and runs her into the steel steps. Becky gets in the ring and kicks Asuka in the facem then trash talks her. Lynch lifts Belair and htis the Manhandle Slam. Lynch leaves and Belair comes into check on Asuka.
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.