Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the May 30th, 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 back for another episode of WWE RAW and this one will serve as the go-home show before Hell In A Cell. As such, Cody Rhodes will respond to Seth Rollins’s attack last week. The two men will be the only Hell In A Cell match on the show – unless something new is announced this week – and should serve as the main event considering Roman Reigns won’t be competing.
Elsewhere tonight. Bobby Lashley and Omos will sign the contract for their third and final encounter, The Uso’s face Riddle and Shinsuke Nakamura in a Championship Contender’s match, Lacey Evans makers her in-ring return, and Bianca Belair faces Asuka less than a week before she defends her RAW Women’s Championship against the Empress of Tomorrow and Big Time Becks in a Triple Threat.
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!
This week’s RAW opens with Big Time Becks making her way to the ring where she will be watching the first match of the night.
Lynch gets in the ring as we see a replay as to how she got herself into the RAW Women’s Championship match at Hell In A Cell. Lynch welcomes us to Monday Night RAW and says, truth be told, she hasn’t felt up to coming out and putting on a brave face without her title. Especially when so many of the fan craved her downfall. Luckily for her, she doesn’t run on what the fans want, she runs on spite and coffee and she’s all fuelled up.
Lynch says she collects enemies and she will continue to collect them as she rises to the top. And she’s only days away from getting back to the top. At Money In The Bank, 2020, Asuka won the briefcase atop Titan Towers. Then she gave Asuka her Women’s Championship as she went off to create life like the God she is. And she did so under the impression that she would come back and reclaim her title and never let it go. But now she sees she created an entitled monster who thinks they should be handed opportunities.
The Empress of Tomorrow comes out and calls Becky a “big time baby”. Asuka pretends to cry and shouts at her in Japanese. She says no-one is ready for Asuka, not Bianca and not Becky because at Hell In A Cell she will be the new RAW Women’s Champion. Bianca Belair comes out next and says they’re both crying too much. She isn’t complaining that she has to defend her title in a Triple Threat, it is what it is.
Bianca likes to do her talking in the ring. Belair respects Asuka but last week Asuka kicked her, so tonight she’s going to have something to say. And Becky? She’s got a lot to get off her chest on Sunday. And she doesn’t care what her odds are on Sunday, but she knows she will 100% be retaining the title. Becky jabs Belair, then all three women start brawling. Belair throws Becky to the apron and Asuka knocks her off.
Becky Lynch is on commentary for this one and the match begins with a lock-up and Belair takes Asuka down. Belair catches Asuka with a shoulder tackle, then leapfrogs her and taunts. Belair attempts a handstand but Asuka kicks her in the gut. Asuka tries to throw Belair but the Champion lands on her feet, spanks herself, then flips over Asuka and hits a dropkick.
Belair throws Asuka a couple of times, but then gets caught with a drop toe hold onto the bottom buckle. Now it’s Asuka turn to throw Bianca around. Belair counters Asuka and hits a suplex, then looks for another but Asuka rolls into an ankle lock. Belair gets free but Asuka immediately jumps on her wiht a guillotine choke.
Asuka powers out and lands a suplex, followed by a handspring moonsault for a two-count. Asuka tries to lock-in an armbar but Belair deadlifts her up and they both go over the ropes and land on the floor. Lynch gets up from the commentary desk and looks at both women on the ground as we head to the break.
We’re back live and Asuka kicks Belair a few times and lands a spinning backfist, followed by a German suplex. Asuka connects with a hip attack for a two-count. Asuka goes to the top rope but Belair climbs up with her and hits her. Belair wants a superplex but Asuka fights her off and hits a missile dropkick.
Belair avoids Asuka in the corner, then lifts her up for the Kiss of Death but Asuka elbows her to get away. Asuka is favouring her leg and rolls out of the ring. She gets back inside, counters Belair and hits a pop-up knee. Asuka snatches Belair and gets the Asuka Lock but Belair fights it and climbs to her feet to run Asuka into the buckles.
Belair counters Asuka’s attempt to grab the Asuka Lock again, and she hits the Glam Slam. Belair hits the ropes and attempts the springboard moonsault again but Asuka rolls out of the way. There may have been some discombobulation but Belair won with a random pin.
As soon as the math ends, Lynch gets in the ring and attacks them both. She hits Asuka with an exploder suplex, then hits Belair with the Manhandle Slam.
We kick things off with Gable and Rey, and Chad takes him down with a side headlock. Rey fights up and hits a wheelbarrow arm drag, then a tilt-a-whirl headscissors. Dominik tags in and continues the offence on Gable. Owens gets the tag and Gable bails, then Rey, Dominik and Ezekiel clear Owens and Otis from the ring. Dominik gets on the apron and poses, then Gable rushes in and shoves him off to the floor.
We’re back and Owens applies a Sharpshooter on Dominik. Owens gets flipped off and he tags Otis, who knocks Rey off the apron before whipping Dominik to the corner and splashing him. Dominik dropkicks Otis and both men makes tags. Ezekiel drops Gable with some clotheslines and kicks him out of the corner. Owens rushes in and Ezekiel catches him with a knee, then hits both him and Gable with splashes in the corners.
Zeke slams Gable and pins but Otis breaks it up. Dominik jumps at Otis but gets caught, only for Rey to jump on him as well. Rey knocks Otis out of the ring, then drops Owens onto the middle rope. Rey looks for the 619 but KO ducks it, then accidentally superkicks Gable. Owens is sent out, the Mysterio’s hit a 619 to Gable and Ezekiel hits a spinning suplex for the win.
Kevin Owens loses it after the match. He wrecks the announce desk and screams at Jimmy Smith.
Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring. He’ll be responding to Seth Rollins’s attack last week.
Cody is in the ring and he says he has always been a fan of Seth Rollins. From the first time he saw him he saw the potential. His father also saw that potential. He told Cody all about the special abilities Seth had that would make him a generational talent. And obviously Rollins has lived up to all that hype. So imagine his surprise when he got the call to face Seth at WrestleMania… he was nervous.
After leaving he could not return to WWE with a loss, and he didn’t. And when they ran it back he won again. Losing twice has drove Seth Rollins mad. He’s an egomaniac and he wants everything for himself, but that’s what makes him dangerous. On Sunday he walks into the biggest challenge of his career and he needs Seth to know that all of his respect and all of his self controll will be locked outside the Cell. Rollins will be locked inside with a man that wantto hurt him.
Rollins’s music hits and he comes out through the crowd. Rollins says Cody can wax poetic all night long about his motivations but it’s very simple: he doesn’t like Cody. He doesn’t want him in WWE, he tried to accept the new version of him but every week the pandering got worse and the chants got louder, and now all he hears is “Cody!” He can’t stand it any longer. Rollins says Cody left six years ago because he wasn’t good enough.
And every day that Cody was gone, him and his little friends tried to tear down what he was building. And when that didn’t work out, he came running back to fulfill the family legacy. Not on his watch. He doesn’t get to be the conquering hero in his kingdom. He can’t take a sledgehammer to the throne, then come back and try to take the throne. He doesn’t like him and he doesn’t want him in WWE.
In six days, inside Hell In A Cell he’s going to pray on his insecurities and he’s going to end him. And then they can all wake up from this American nightmare. Rhodes asks what is stopping him from running up into the crowd right now? As polite as he’s been, the time for talk is over. Rhodes tells Seth to come down to the ring and talk face-to-face, then takes his jacket and tie off. Rollins starts down the stairs but stops at the barricade and laughs.
Cody jumps over the barricade and they start brawling in the crowd! They punch and slam each other into the hockey boards. Rollins pokes the eyes and lifts him up but Cody slides off and tackles him through the barricade! Cody gets on top of Seth and punches him until officials come down and separate them. Rollins breaks free and jumps on Cody again but they’re pulled apart by a dozen officials. Cody then breaks free and he attacks Rollins until they’re pulled apart and the fans are chanting “this is awesome”.
The match gets underway and Bliss punches Doudrop but gets slammed down. Doudrop runs Bliss into the buckles, then throws her. Doudrop grabs a submission and Bliss tries to get free so she slams her for a two-count. Alexa kicks Doudrop but gets clobbered with a headbutt in response. Doudrop grabs another submission.
Blis sends Doudrop into the buckles, then hits a headscissors. Bliss drops Doudrop to a knee and lands two dropkicks to get her down. Aleax with more kicks, then attempts a crossbody but Doudrop catches and slams her. Bliss avoids a splash but gets hit with a shoulder tackle. Doudrop looks for the Vader Bomb but Bliss avoids it. She goes up top and Nikki tries to distract her but gets kicked off, then Alexa hits Twisted Bliss for the win.
We see a replay of MVP beating Bobby Lashley last week to earn the ability to choose the stipulation of their showdown on Sunday.
The Miz comes to the ring for the latest edition of Miz TV. He builds-up the Season 3 premiere of Miz & Mrs, and says his wife, Maryse, will be on RAW next week. The Street Profits come out and interrupt Miz. Montez Ford, who looks like he’s gained a substantial amount of muscle, introduces him and Dawkins as Miz’s guests.
The duo talk about their hype for Hell In A Cell and make fun of Miz for losing last week to Cody. They make Miz very angry and he holds his hand up and Dawkins high fives him. Suddenly Dana Brooke runs down with the 24/7 Championship and she’s followed by Tozawa, Apollo Crews, Tamina, R-Truth, and T-Bar. Tozawa gets hit with a sit-out chokeslam from T-Bar, then Ford superkicks him.
Truth and Crews go at it but the Profits knock them from the ring, then sit and watch Brooke and Tamina go back-and-forth. Tamina eventally catches Brooke with the Samoan drop and gets the pinfall. Tamina is the new WWE 24/7 Champion. Tozawa gets in the ring and congratulates Tamina, who picks him up and kisses him. Tozawa then backslides her and gets the pin. Akira Tozawa is the new WWE 24/7 Champion. Tozawa runs away with the belt.
Austin Theory is on commentary. Ciampa drops Ali with a shoulder tacke and poses. Ali counters a back suplex but eats an elbow. Ali knocks Ciampa back, then dives through the ropes with a roll but gets caught with a knee for a two-count. Ciampa applies a bulldog choke. Ali fights out but Ciampa catches him with a clothesline, then pats himself on the back.
Ciampa lands a knee drop from the middle rope, then stomps Ali a few times. Mustafa fights free a submission again, ducks Ciampa and hits a clothesline. Ciampa goes to the apron but Ali dropkicks him off, then hits a suicide dive and almost kills himself. Ali gets Ciampa back in the ring and goes to the top rope but Theory pulls him off and attacks him.
Theory keeps beating Ali against the steel steps, then runs him into the ring post. Theory gets the microphone and says a win by disqualifcation is still a win. He’s on another level and he thinks they should have their Championship match right now!
The match is underway when we return and Theory is in control. Theory has a rear chinlock applied and Ali starts to fight up so he runs him face-first into the buckles. Ali knocks Theory back and hits a tornado DDT off the middle rope. Ali goes up top but Theory hits the ropes and he falls off. Theory hits the ATL for the win.
After the match Adam Pearce comes out and informs Theory that Mr. McMahon would like to see a proper showdown between him and Ali, so they will have another Championship match on Sunday at Hell In A Cell.
Riddle is walking backstage and he thans the fans for their support lately. He says even though Randy can’t be here, he has a friend. Shinsuke Nakamura appears and says they’re going to bleed The Bloodline dry. Riddle says they’re going to beat The Uso’s tonight, then take their titles on Sunday and there’s nothing the “tribal piece of trash” can do about it.
Riddle starts with Jimmy Uso and hits him with a gutwrench suplex. Nakamura tags in and kicks Jimmy down, then assists a senton for Riddle. Jimmy knocks Nakamura to the corner and tags Jey. Shinsuke takes Jey down with knees to the gut, then connects with a sliding knee to the face. Riddle tags back in and they take turns kicking Jey in the corner.
Jimmy tags back in and teams with Jey to hit a Samoan drop for a near-fall. Jimmy chokes Riddle on the ropes until the referee backs him up, then Jey hits a cheap shot. Jey tags in and they whip Riddle hard into the buckles. Jey stays on offence and whips Riddle into the corner again. Jimmy tags in again and runs at Riddle but nobody’s home.
Riddle sends Jey over the ropes and makes the tag. Nakamura comes in hot with flying kicks to Jimmy, then catches Jey with a knee and some kicks beore sending him out of the ring. Nakamura beats Jimmy down into the corner and chokes him with a boot. Nakamura hangs Jimmy in the ropes and hits a sliding German suplex.
Nakamura goes up top and hits a flying knee to Jimmy for a near-fall. Nakamura wants the Kinshasa but Jey causes a distraction, allowing Jimmy to superkick him. Jey then tags in and hits an Uso splash from the top rope but Riddle breaks the pin! All four men are down.
We return and Jey is in control of Nakamura, who wants to make a tag but Jimmy yanks Riddle off the apron. Nakamura catches Jey with a knee to the face and covers but Jimmy breaks it up. Nakamura is knocked backwards and right into Riddle for a tag. Riddle catches Jey with two snap powerslams and he wants an RKO but gets caught with a superkick. Jey chokes Riddle on the ropes and Jimmy hits him with his scooter!
After the match Nakamura attacks Jimmy but gets thrown over the barricade. Jimmy and Jey both climb the ropes and want stereo Uso splashes but Nakamura returns and kicks Jimmy off. Riddle then hops up and grabs Jey for a super RKO!
Mustafa Ali is interviewed backstage and asked what it means to have a United States Championship match on Sunday. Ali says he’s hurting right now but he’s going to make sure it’s worth it. He’s been to Hell and back to earn this opportunity. He doesn’t care what tricks Theory uses because he keeps getting back up. He knows the odds are against him on Sunday but he will get back up. He will walk out of his hometown as the new… Theory attacks Ali from behind. Theory takes a selfie and says “new champion my ass”.
The announcers run down the card for Hell In A Cell on Sunday, which includes The Judgement Day Vs. AJ Styles, Finn Balor & Liv Morgan, Bobby Lashley Vs. MVP & Omos, Mustafa Ali Vs. Austin Theory for the United States Championship, Bianca Belair Vs. Asuka Vs. Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s Champonship, and Cody Rhodes Vs. Seth Rollins inside Hell In A Cell, among others.
The announcers talk a little about Memorial Day, then send us to a predictably fantastic tribure video honouring United States veterans that have given their life in battle.
The bell rings and Liv rushes Ripley and dropkicks her. Ripley shoves her back and connects with an elbow. Liv ducks a clothesline and attempts a roll-up but Ripley stands her ground. Ripley lands a headbutt that drops Morgan, then throws her across the ring. Liv avoids Rhea in the corner and jumps on her back with a sleeper.
Ripley runs her backwards into the buckles but Liv holds on. Ripley jumps backwards and slams Liv to get her off and earn a two-count. Ripley gets dropped onto the middle rope and Liv dropkicks her back. Morgan runs at her in the corner but gets kicked away. Rhea with some kicks to the back and she chokes Liv on the middle rope.
Ripley is sent out of the ring and Morgan attempts a baseball slide but gets caught. Liv manages to get on the apron, then leaps at Ripley for a hurricanrana but Rhea stays on her feet and swings Morgan into the barricade. Ripley yells “pathetic!” at Morgan as we head to the break.
Back live and Ripley slams Liv for another two-count and now Damian Priest and AJ Styles are at ringside. Ripley applies an abdominal stretch and rips at Liv’s skin. Rhea stays on top and yells at Morgan, but she gets fired-up and lands some kicks and a step-up knee in the corner. Morgan sends Ripley into the ring post and she falls to the floor.
Liv goes to the top rope and dives onto Ripley with a crossbody, then gets Ripley back in the ring. Morgan looks for Oblivion and, just like last week, Priest grabs Ripley’s pants to prevent it. Rhea covers but Morgan kicks out. On the outside, Styles rushes over and attacks Priest. Ripley looks for the Riptide but Morgan counters with a roll-up and scores the three-count!
After the match Styles is celebrating with Morgan when Priest pulls him out of the ring. Priest runs AJ into the barricade and Liv yells at him to stop, so Priest gets in the ring and walks Liv down. Finn Balor rushes down and attacks Priest. Ripley returns and she’s surrounded, only for Morgan to hit a missile dropkick. Priest gets back up and Styles drops him with a Phenomenal Forearm, then Balor hits the Coup de Grace and they pose.
Bobby Lashley comes to the ring, followed by Omos and MVP in order to sign the contract for their handicap match coming up on Sunday at Hell In A Cell. Adam Pearce is there to oversee proceedings.
Pearce asks them to sit and sign the contract and all three men stare at each other for a minute before taking their seats. MVP says it should never have come to this. He got Lashley everything he wanted, things he didn’t even know he wanted. Well on Sunday there are no rules to protect Lashley and he’s going to destroy him with the Nigerian Nightmare. MVP says the All Mighty era exists because of him and it’s nothing without him, so it’s only fitting it ends on Sunday.
Lashley says that’s a nice little story but MVP has it all wrong. He never needed MVP. He realised MVP is just a leech. MVP yells at him to shut up and sign the damn contract. Lashley says he thought of MVP as a friend and MVP yells that he thought of him as a brother. They all sign the contract and Lashley says they think they have an advantage on Sunday but it’s just an opportunity for him to beat both their asses.
Pearce tries to wrap things up but MVP says none of them want to wait until Sunday and Lashley flips the table. A dozen security guards get in the ring and pull them apart but Lashley and Omos beat all of them down and clear the ring. Right as they’re about to throw down, Cedric Alexander attacks Lashley from behind. Alexander hits a handspring enziguiri, and Omos beats him in the corner. Lashley then hits Alexander with a spinebuster.
Alexander rolls outside as Omos drops Lashley from behind and brings a table into the ring. Omos props the table up in the corner, then lifts Lashley onto his shoulder and looks to throw him through the table but Bobby slides off his shoulder and Spears Omos through the table! MVP high-tails it as Lashley stares on and the show comes to a close.
That’s it for this week’s RAW, let us know what you thought of the show. It’s a big week in WWE and we have you totally covered. Tomorrow night we have live NXT results, then we’re back on Saturday for NXT: In Your House, and finally Sunday with Hell In A Cell. So until next time, stay safe.