Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the June 26th, 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 features the return of the one and only, John Cena! The 16X World Champion returns to RAW to celebrate his 20th WWE anniversary, and we’ll be hoping he sticks around for a few weeks at least. Theory has been taunting and teasing Cena for weeks, while Cena himself identified Theory as the one-to-watch. Theory is already booked for Money In The Bank, but maybe we’ll see a showdown at SummerSlam.

As for the rest of tonight’s show, Kevin Owens will face-off against Ezekiel. Or maybe Elias. Or possibly their younger brother Elrod. Or maybe all three. We have no idea who will show up. And that’s all that’s been announced ahead of time, but we’re sure to see Seth Rollins, Becky Lynch, Bianca Belair, Bobby Lashley, The Judgement Day, and more.


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 show opens with a look at John Cena arriving at the arena earlier today. He got a heroe’s welcome with WWE Superstars and officials are applauding and hugging him.

We go live to the arena where a bunch of Superstars are already in the ring for a battle royal to determine the final spot in the Money In The Bank ladder match.

Money In The Bank Qualifying Last Chance Battle Royal

The bell rings, and everyone begins brawling. Veer goes after Nakamura in the corner and kicks him, meanwhile Dolph Ziggler is sent over the ropes but hangs onto the bottom rope. Riddle attacks Veer but Mahan turns him around and stomps him. Mahal and Ciampa have Nakamura on the apron but cannot get rid of him.

Veer throws Akira Tozawa over and he looks confused, and then clotheslines Benjamin out of the ring also. Mustafa Ali jumps on Veer’s back but he quickly throws him off. Veer grabs both Mysterios by the throat but Ali attacks him. Ali holds Veer down, and The Mysterios hit him with stereo 619’s before eliminating Veer! R-Truth wants Shanky to dance with him in the centre of the ring.

Shanky starts dancing until Mahal attacks R-Truth, then Mahal and Shanky eliminate R-Truth together. Jinder then turns on Shanky and dumps him over the ropes and he’s out! Shanky is shocked but AJ Styles then clotheslines Mahal out of the ring to eliminate him. T-Bar presses Reggie over his head and throws him out of the ring onto Mahal and Shanky!

*Commercial Break*

We’re back live and Riddle is almost eliminated but he holds on for dear life. Ciampa hits Riddle with a jawbreaker, then Ziggler and Dominik Mysterio go blow-for-blow. CIampa throws Styles voer the ropes but he holds on, then drags Ciampa over the ropes and runs him into the ringpost and he tumbles to the floor.

Rey and Miz go at it for a minute, then Dolph grabs Rey and tries to powerbomb him over the ropes but he holds on. Miz tries to capitalise but Rey flings him oer the ropes and all three of them are on the apron. Dolph and Miz team-up to throw Rey off the apron and he hits the barricade and is eliminated.

Ricochet and T-Bar start fighting and T-Bar is sent over the ropes where he lands on the apron. He drags Ricochet over the ropes and throws him but Ricochet lands on a nearby ladder. Ricochet then jumps off the ladder and catches T-Bar with a hurricanrana and eliminates him. We’re down to only a handful of stars.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back live and Riddle eats a boot from Miz in the corner, then Miz lands a double axe handle and feigns a knee injury. Ziggler goes to the top rope but Nakamura hits an enziguiri and knocks him off. Riddle and Nakamura go toe-to-toe as Miz is tended to on the floor by officials. Riddle sends Nakamura to the apron and hits a Pele kick to eliminate him.

Ricochet lifts Riddle but gets countered, then goes to the middle rope and looks for a springboard crossbody but Riddle ducks and AJ Styles dropkicks him in mid-air! Styles throws Ricochet over and out, then he and Riddle throw hands and the crowd go crazy. Riddle throws AJ over to the apron. Styles knocks Riddle back and wants the Phenomenal Forearm but Miz re-appears and yanks him down!

Miz and Riddle are the last two left. Miz gets in the ring and looks for the Skull Crushing Finale but Ridle shrugs him off. Riddle connects with the draping DDT and he wants an RKO. The Miz counters Riddle and hits the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz sends him over the ropes but Riddle drags Miz over by his legs. Both men on the apron and Miz runs at him but Riddle counters with an RKO for the win!

Winner: Riddle

Riddle has joined Omos, Sami Zayn, Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, and Seth Rollins for the men’s Money In The Bank match, this Saturday.

The Street Profits are backstage. Montez Ford says they have Mr John Cena with them and he appears. They ask Cena for advice on how to face The Bloodline. Cena shrugs and rhymes off their accomplishments, saying they’re The Street Profits and they need to never forget how good they are. Cena says “never give up because you want the smoke”.

*Commercial Break*

We get a video of some WWE legends talking about John Cena and his legacy. Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Trish Stratus, Booker T, and, most surprisingly, Daniel Bryan!

Riddle is interviewed backstage and he says he loves Randy Orton and that was for him. He’s been having a run of bad luck, losing matches, and his back has been against the wall. But his bro John Cena told him to never give up and that’s what he did, and now the bro is going to Vegas.

Montez Ford W/Angelo Dawkins Vs. Jey Uso W/Jimmy Uso

They lock-u and Jey forces Ford back to the corner. Ford shoulder tackles Jey and mocks The Uso’s “we the ones”. Jey fires back with a shoulder of his own, then punches Montez in the corner. Ford leaps over Jey in the corner and hits an arm-drag into a shoulder-lock. Ford fights up and dropkicks Jey out oif the ring. Montez goes to the apron but Jey trips him, then runs him into the steel steps!

*Commercial Break*

We return and Jey is in control of Ford and taunting him, but Ford fires back. lands a dropkick and a standing moonsault for a near-fall. Jey shoves Ford into the buckles, then hits a pop-up neckbreaker for a near-fall of his own. Jey wants a hip attack in the corner but Montez superkicks him, then hits a standing blockbuster and covers, but Jey kicks out!

Ford to the top rope but Jimmy causes a distraction from the apron, only to be steamrolled by Angelo Dawkins. Jey then jumps on Dawkins, but Ford hits him with a suicide dive. Ford gets Jey back in the ring and hits a frog splash where his head nearly touched the Money In The Bank briefcases, and scores the pinfall.

Winner: Montez Ford

Rey and Dominik Mysterio are backstage when Finn Balor and Damian Priest get in their way. Balor says everyone is talking about John Cena, when Rey’s 20th anniversary is coming up too. Rey had achieved everything and everybody loves him, so what is it he isn’t teaching Dominik? Priest says their door is open for people who keep hearing the same advice over-and-over but don’t get anywhere. Balor says they’re not saying Dominik has bad luck, they’re saying he has a bad father. Rey gets angry but Dominik holds him back.

*Commercial Break*

We get a long video package chronicling the career of John Cena, from confronting Kurt Angle to his current success in Hollywood.

Kevin Patrick is in the ring and he introduces The Miz for an interview. Patrick shows us of Logan Paul traning for an in-ring return. Miz says he set that up because him and Logan Paul will be returning as a tag team at SummerSlam. And they will continue their winning ways. Patrick shows a replay of Miz attacking Paul after their match at WrestleMania and asks what their relationship is.

The Miz says he the most full-time WWE Superstar there is. This weekend he will be on The Today Show, they wanted him, nobody else. And he has the biggest reality TV show there is. So when everyone comes to WWE they want to team with him. After he attacked Logan he told him that he was simply teaching him a lesson.

Patrick asks Miz if he is disappointed about the battle royal earlier and Miz says the only disappointment is AJ Styles. Styles interrupts The Miz as he’s in the middle of talking about how large his balls are. Styles walks straight up to Miz and drops him with a right hand! The Miz looks shocked and it seems like we’re getting a match after the break.

*Commercial Break*

The Miz Vs. AJ Styles

The match gets underway and Styles takes Miz down, then hits him with a backbreaker. Miz reverses an Irish whip and hits a kitchen sink knee, then a running kick to the face. The Miz stays in control and knees AJ against the ropes, then grabs a chinlock. Styles fights up and knocks Miz over the ropes. Styles looks for a springboard moonsault but Miz avoids it, then runs him into the barricade.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back live and Miz hits Styles with a snap DDT for a two-count. Miz delivers the It Kicks to AJ and poses. He looks for another kick but AJ blocks it and lands a German suplex. AJ attacks Miz in the corner and hits a wheelbarrow facebuster. Styles ducks a kick from Miz and catches him with Ushigoroshi for a near-fall.

Styles is sent to the apron and wants the Phenomenal Forearm but Miz ducks it. AJ goes to the top rope but Miz dropkicks his knees, then hits a Codebreaker for a near-fall. Miz takes AJ to the top rope but Styles slips between his legs and trips him. Styles lifts Miz up but he slides off and hits a few kicks to the head, followed by a running knee for a near-fall.

Styles rolls Miz up for a near-fall, then hits a brainbuster and both men are down. AJ rolls to the apron and he wants the Phenomenal Forearm again but this time Miz rolls out of the ring. The Miz retreats up the ramp and allows himself to get counted-out, meanwhile AJ loosk in in disgust with cuts on his face.

Winner Via Count-Out: AJ Styles

John Cena is backstage with Ezekiel and Cena says he’s all zeked up to meet him. Cena asks if Elias is here tonight and he says he is, he’s with Elrod. Ezekiel says the world wants to walk with Elias, trod with Elrod, and speak with Zeke. Cena tells him to never give up and Ezekiel is inspired.

Theory walks up and confronts. He says he doesn’t understand why the fans care about Cena, he’s never around. Theory says he’s 24-years old, the hand-picked protege of Mr. McMahon, and his body is incredible. Whereas it’s 2022 and Cena is a grown-ass man wearing jhorts. He says he wants a selfie to commemorate the moment but Cena walks off.

*Commercial Break*

We see another video of legends talking about John Cena, this one included Stephanie McMahon, JBL, Chris Jericho, and the Texas Rattlesnake, Stone Cold Steve Austin who drank a beer for him.

The RAW Women’s Champion, Bianca Belair, comes to the ring for an interview. Patrick asks what she’s thinking about facing Carmella on Sunday. Belair says she wishes Carmella was out here so she could say this to her face. After beating four of the best women on RAW last week, you’d think Carmella could talk to her face but no, she attacked her when she wasn’t looking.

Bianca says nobody respects Carmella and it’s not because she’s not good, she is, it’s because Carmella doesn’t respect herself. She’s so focused on her looks that she doesn’t get to that next level. So Carmella best bring it because she craves competition and she’s ready to go. In fact, why wait until Sunday? Belair asks Carmella to come out for a face-to-face and Carmella accepts.

Carmella says she is the whole package and she’s not going to apologise for that. Her resume speaks for itself; two-time Money In The Bank winner, and a former RAW and SmackDown Women’s Champion. So if people don’t respect her, she’ll get respect by taking the title from Bianca. Carmella looks to leave but turns around and tries to hit Bianca but she blocks it and knocks her out of the ring.

Sarah Schreiber interviews Liv Morgan and Alexa Bliss backstage. Bliss says her and Liv are friendly, she likes Liv, but she has no friends. Bliss says Liv will be friends one day but it won’t be this Sunday because she’s going to win the briefcase, then get a little one for Lilly. Morgan says she’s right, they aren’t friends because friends lift each other up and on Sunday she’s going to rip her down from the ladder. Liv says she’s learned a lot from John Cena, like knowing when your time is now, and her time is now. Liv says she’s also going to beat Alexa tonight, and Bliss condescendingly says she won’t.

*Commercial Break*

Liv Morgan Vs. Alexa Bliss

Asuka joins the commentary team for this one. Morgan backs Bliss into the corner and looks for a handspring but Bliss gets her knees up. Alexa looks for a standing moonsault but Liv rolls out of the way, only for Alexa to catch her with a clothesline. Bliss grabs a sleeper hold but Liv quickly fights up, but Bliss takes her back down. Bliss wants a DDT but Morgan rolls her up for the win.

Winner: Liv Morgan

We see a video of John Cena and his record-breaking Make-A-Wish contributions over the years. Mr. McMahon makes his way to the ring to continue the celebrations!

*Commercial Break*

Mr. McMahon is in the ring and the entire roster is lining the ramp on either side. Vince says there are not enough words for this man, so he’s just going to introduce John Cena.

Cena comes to the ring to a huge reaction from the fans. Cena says today is his WWE birthday and, as he looks around, he can feel the energy and hear the noise. He couldn’t think of a better place to have his birthday. The fans chant “Cena”. He says he’s never been one to celebrate milestones because he’s always looking forward, but tonight is different.

Tonight has nothing to do with anything he’s done or any match he’s had, this is all about the fans. Tonight means the fans have let him do this for two decades. Each time he steps in the ring is because the fans allow it. Over the years they created an environment to tell him when he sucks, and kind enough to let him know when he doesn’t. He always wanted to say thank you, and he’s been waiting for the right moment. And tonight is that moment.

The fans chant “thank you Cena”. He says his heart is beating out of his chest and he has tons of energy and excitement. He always says that WWE has prepared him for anything, and he isn’t talking about his movies, he means the fans reactions and investment in him have made him a better professional, husband, and person. He’s learned empathy, caring, kindness, perseverance, and humility. Every time you step into the ring you give everything you have because the fans do the same.

Cena says it’s been twenty years, he’s 45-years old, and he doesn’t know when we’ll see him wrestle again. He’s not saying he won’t be back, and it certainly won’t just be once. Anytime he does anything outside WWE, he takes the fans with him. And he wants them to be as vocal as possible. Because they never give up and if you want some come get some. Cena gives his wristbands, shirt, and hat to fans as he makes his way up the ramp.

*Commercial Break*

2-On-1 Handicap Match

Alpha Academy Vs. Bobby Lashley

Special Guest Enforcer: Theory

The match starts with Lashley and Otis locking-up. They shove each other apart and Lashley attepts to shoulder tackle Otis but he doesn’t fall. Lashley hits a clothesline next to no effect, so this time he dropkicks the knee and Otis goes down. Lashley grabs Otis and wants a suplex but Theory jumps on the apron and distracts him.

Lashley shoves Otis away and makes a leap for Theory but he jumps back off the apron. Lashley gets out of the ring and goes after Theory but Gable comes flying off the apron and takes him down with a cannonball. Otis then runs around the ring and hits a big splash on the floor. Alpha Academy pose with Theory as we head to the break.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back live and Lashley is landing some right hands on Otis. Lashley whips him to the corner and runs but Otis gets a boot up. Otis stands on Bobby until the count of four, meanwhile Theory is taking selfies at ringside. Gable comes in but Lashley starts beating him and Otis and sends the big man out of the ring.

Gable capitlises on a distraction from Theory and knocks Lashley off his feet. Gable goes to the top rope but Lashley jumps up with him and wants a superplex but Otis comes in and grabs the All Mighty for a powerbomb. Gable hits a moonsault and Otis pins him for a near-fall. Theory is getting frustrated at ringside.

Lashley fights up and knocks Gable out of the ring, but Otis splashes Lashley from behind in the corner. Otis goes to the middle rope for a Vader Bomb but Lashley gets him up on his shoulders for an electric chair drop! Gable then comes off the top for a crossbody but Lashley catches him right into the Hurt Lock and taps out!

Winner: Bobby Lashley

After the match Theory comes in and attacks Lashley. Alpha Academy hold Lashley up so Theory can take a selfie but Lashley kicks him away, then drops Otis and spears Gable. Lashley wants to spear Theory but he bails from the ring.

We see a replay of three weeks ago when Seth Rollins attacked Cody Rhodes on RAW, further injuring his already grotesquely injured pectoral. Rhodes will have an interview on RAW, after the break.

*Commercial Break*

Cody Rhodes is shown in his gym. He says rehab is a lot of ups-and-dwns, and he is a long way from where he was three weeks ago. He was flying high, maybe too close to the sun. He shows his surgery scar and says the doctors are telling him nine months. Rhodes says he wishes he could participate at Money In The Bank with the rest.

Rhodes says McIntyre and Sheamus are two men with Harley Race levels of toughness. Omos is a giant that doesn’t even need a ladder to reach the briefcase. Sami Zayn distracts people so much with his antics and subterfuge that they forget he’s incredible in the ring. And then there’s Seth Rollins. Imagine if he won the briefcase, then went on to win the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship. Well he would be the first person there to congratulate him. Cody excuses himself to go train.

John Cena is backstage when Seth Rollins appears, laughing along to Cena’s music. Rollins asks if he remembers the time when he broke Cena’s nose? Cena nods and Rollins laughs. Seth says he looks good and he gave a great speech. They’ve had a lot ups and downs but they have a lot in common. They’re both international mega-stars, fashion icons, and Money In The Bank winners.

Rollins continues and remembers that Cena was the first person to ever fail cashing it in. Omos and MVP appear. MVP says he too is a visionary and he can see Omos holding the Money In The Bank briefacase surrounded by broken ladders and broken bodies. MVP says there is nothing Rollins or anyone else can do. Cena wishes Rollins good luck and walks off.

We see a breakdown of the Money In The Bank card, culminating with the women’s titular match. We still don’t know the final entrant in that match, but we’re about to find out after the break.

*Commercial Break*

Money In The Bank Last Chance Qualifying Elimination Match

Becky Lynch Vs. Doudrop Vs. Nikki A.S.H Vs. Xia Li Vs. Tamina Vs. Shayna Baszler

The match gets underway and every single woman rushes Becky Lynch and beats her out of the ring. Tamina and Doudrop then clear the ring and are the last two left standing. They look to fight each other but Nikki A.S.H attacks Tamina from behind. Tamina knocks Nikki back outside, then trades headbutts with Doudrop.

Tamina is sent to the apron and Doudorp knocks her off, then Lynch gets on the apron and kicks Doudrop in the head. Becky goes up top and hits a Molly-Go-Round for a near-fall. Xia Li returns and knocks Becky into the corner where she lands some strikes. Nikki returns and attacks Li but gets knocked away. Becky hits Li with the Manhandle Slam and pins her. Xia Li has been eliminated.

Nikk A.S.H attacks Becky as soon as Li rolls out. Doudrop and Baszler get back in and Doudrop hits Shayna with a cannonball in the corner. Becky avoids a splash but Tamina knocks her off the apron to the floor. Nikki then shoves Tamina into a missile dropkick from Becky. Nikki jumps at Becky with a crossbody but Lynch rolls through and applies the Dos-Arm-Her and Nikki taps. Nikki A.S.H has been eliminated.

*Commercial Break*

We’re back live and Baszler and Lynch are brawling on the floor. Becky hits Baszler with an exploder suplex into the barricade. Tamina runs up and Becky tries to do the same to her but Doudrop rushes all three of them with a splash against the barricade. Doudrop gets Baszler back in the ring but Shayna hits a knee to the face for a near-fall.

Tamina goes to the top rope but Baszler climbs up for a superplex, then Lynch climbs up alongside and Doudrop powerbombs them for a tower of doom. Baszler locks a kneebar on Tamina but Doudrop hits her with a crossbody for the pin. Shayna Baszler has been eliminated. Becky returns and tries to hit Doudrop with the Manhandle Slam but can’t her up.

Tamina knocks Doudrop from the ring, then catches Becky with a Samoan drop. Tamina goes to the top rope and wants a Snuka splash but Becky rolls out of the ring. Doudrop grabs Lynch on the floor and hits a body slam, then a senton. Doudrop gets back inside and splashes Tamina in the corner, then hits a Vader Bomb for the pinfall. Tamina has been eliminated.

We’re down t two and the fans are chanting for Becky. Doudrop drags her into the ring and beats her in the corner, then hits a body slam. Doudrop goes to the middle rope for a Vader Bomb but Lynch rolls out of the way. Lynch goes to the top rope but Doudrop climbs up with her and they struggle for a minute until Lynch hits a super Manhandle Slam for the win!

Winner: Becky Lynch

After many weeks, Becky Lynch has booked her spot in the Money In The Bank ladder match this Sunday. She’ll be facing-off against Liv Morgan, Alexa Bliss, Asuka, Raquel Gonzalez, Lacey Evans, and Shotzi.

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, then again on Sunday for Money In The Bank. 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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