Results by Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
July 25, 2022
New York City, New York – Madison Square Garden
Commentary: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton
Quick Match Results
- Drew McIntyre defeated Theory by disqualification when Sheamus attacked McIntyre
- Drew McIntyre & Bobby Lashley defeated Theory & Sheamus via the Hurt Lock by Lashley on Theory
- The Mysterios defeated The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor & Damian Priest) via frog splash by Rey on Balor
- Alexa Bliss defeated Doudrop via DDT
- AJ Styles & Dolph Ziggler defeated Alpha Academy via Zig Zag by Ziggler on Gable
- Six Man Tag Team Match: Roman Reigns & The Usos defeated Riddle & The Street Profits via spear by Reigns on Riddle
For the first time in 1,520 episodes, Monday Night Raw airs live from Madison Square Garden in a WWE without Vince McMahon.
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
In-Ring: Logan Paul, The Miz
We go live into the World’s Most Famous Arena to see The Miz and Logan Paul brawling in the middle of the ring! Paul and Miz go back and forth until WWE Officials pull them apart.
In-Ring: Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman, The Usos, Theory
After the order is restored, Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns’ music hits. The Bloodline makes its way to the ring. After an extended entrance, they stand in the ring. The crowd is buzzing for them. Reigns is handed the microphone by The Wise Man, Paul Heyman. Reigns says, “Madison Square Garden… acknowledge me!”
Reigns tells Heyman that he doesn’t feel like talking anymore and gives the microphone to him. “Ladies and gentlemen… welcome to The Island of Relevancy where tonight our new…” The microphone goes out, so Heyman says the sound guy must be from New Jersey. Heyman says to the soundman that he’s the next one out the door. Heyman says we are in the capital of The Island of Relevancy in New York City, with the city hall being Madison Square Garden. This honor has been bestowed upon him by his Tribal Chief because this Sunday marks 700 days of the title reign of the Head of the Table, the G.O.A.T., Roman Reigns. Admittedly, this plays into the hands of the challenger for the Undisputed Title because he just loves to piss on everyone’s parade. Heyman is talking about Brock Lesnar. Who ruined the party for Randy Couture? Brock Lesnar. Who ruined that party when The Undertaker was 21-0 at WrestleMania? Brock Lesnar. When John Cena was running around with hustle, loyalty, and respect, who took him to Suplex City and burst that bubble? Brock Lesnar. On Saturday, Lesnar wants to ruin Reigns’ party at 699 days. Reigns is tired of Brock Lesnar being tied into his legacy. You think of the Yankees, you think of the Red Sox. You think of Hulk Hogan, you think of Randy Savage. You think of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, you think of The Rock. They are sick of Brock Lesnar’s name. It’s time for Lesnar to go to Saskatchewan and slaughter a bunch of hogs.
Heyman says this is their very last match together. Reigns will finally rid himself of Brock Lesnar. This is why his Tribal Chief has nothing to say tonight. His Tribal Chief cannot stand the sound of the name Brock Lesnar. Reigns winces upon hearing it. After this Saturday night at SummerSlam, Brock Lesnar will not be able to stand at all.
Mr. Money in the Bank Theory makes his way to the ring. Theory says they’ve forgotten his name. Not only will he get his United States Championship back from Bobby Lashley, but he will also run down to the ring and cash in on Roman Reigns or Brock Lesnar. Theory says he will be the new Universal Champion. Reigns asks if Theory is just going to stop at ringside. If he’s going to come into his arena, at least he can step foot in the ring and acknowledge The Tribal Chief. Theory gets into the ring with The Bloodline. Reigns laughs about Theory looking nervous. Reigns says he appreciates what Theory is trying to do, but he has no idea what to do with that briefcase. Theory needs a Wise Man, and Reigns will be that guy. Reigns tells him to look around and analyze the situation. His daddy isn’t here anymore. Reigns says, “This is my ring.” A “Daddy’s Boy” chant picks up. “Who’s your daddy” follows after. Reigns says if he keeps messing up, The Tribal Chief will be his daddy. Reigns runs the Garden now. Reigns and Heyman leave. As The Usos leave, Jey Uso hits Theory. Theory hits him a few times with his briefcase. Reigns holds Jey back, and The Bloodline leaves without further incident.
Theory vs. Drew McIntyre
The ring announcer gives a big introduction for Theory. Theory says that’s the introduction he deserves. Drew McIntyre immediately interrupts.
McIntyre quickly clotheslines Theory down before powering him to the corner. McIntyre pulls Theory’s shirt over his head and chops the chest. McIntyre chops him again before hitting a big vertical suplex. McIntyre pulls Theory to his feet, but Theory fights back. Theory chops him, but that only serves to upset McIntyre. McIntyre puts Theory in the corner and punches away at him. McIntyre then hits a release vertical suplex. Theory tries to fight back again and punches McIntyre down in the corner. Theory whips him to the corner, but McIntyre pops out with a clothesline. McIntyre sends him into the ropes and hits an overhead belly-to-belly suplex. McIntyre follows up with a Future Shock DDT and sizes him up. Theory pulls himself out of the ring, and the crowd boos.
McIntyre follows him outside and bounces him off the barricade. McIntyre then drops him on the commentary table.
We come back from the break to see McIntyre hitting a backbreaker on Theory for a two-count. McIntyre sends Theory into the ropes and charges, but Theory sidesteps him and tosses him over the top rope. Theory looks for a count-out, but McIntyre gets on the apron. Theory bounces him off the ring post before sending him headfirst into the ring steps. McIntyre gets in the ring at nine.
Theory punches away at McIntyre and shouts at him. Theory sets up for a suplex, but McIntyre blocks it. McIntyre hits a textbook vertical suplex. McIntyre and Theory go back-and-forth with punches with McIntyre coming out on top. McIntyre sends him into the ropes and hits a Double A Spinebuster for a near fall. McIntyre sets up for the end, but Sheamus and his crew attack him.
Winner by Disqualification: Drew McIntyre
Sheamus, Butch, and Ridge Holland take it to McIntyre. Sheamus digs a shelaleigh in his face. Bobby Lashley runs down to help out. McIntyre and Lashley clear the ring. They see Theory behind them, so Theory bolts from the ring. McIntyre shouts, “You little bitch!”
Theory & Sheamus vs. Drew McIntyre & Bobby Lashley
We join this match in progress. Lashley tags McIntyre in. Lashley holds Theory up, and McIntyre chops him down. Sheamus holds his chest in sympathy. Theory reverses a whip, but McIntyre holds the ropes and boots him back. Sheamus clotheslines McIntyre as the referee’s back is turned. Sheamus tags in and stomps McIntyre down. Sheamus digs his knee into McIntyre’s throat. McIntyre chops back at him, but Sheamus hits an Irish Curse Backbreaker before posing. Ridge Holland and Butch look happy at ringside. McIntyre tries to fight back, but Sheamus beats him down. Sheamus pretends like he’s going to tag Theory in, but he won’t let him in the match. Sheamus rips at McIntyre’s face, so McIntyre fights away and flattens him with a Glasgow Kiss.
Lashley tags in and runs wild on Sheamus with clotheslines. Lashley clotheslines him into the corner and shoulders him. Lashley then hits a vertical suplex. Theory runs in, but he receives a flatliner. Lashley then clotheslines Sheamus out of the ring. Lashley sizes Theory up for a spear through the barricade, but Sheamus intercepts him with a vicious knee to the face!
Butch gets in the ring to distract the referee. Ridge Holland tries to attack McIntyre, but McIntyre gives him a Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre then gives Butch a belly-to-belly suplex into Holland! The referee then ejects the Brawling Brutes!
We come back from the break to see Theory applying a chin lock to Lashley. Lashley tries to fight out, but Theory pushes him down for a two-count. Theory goes back to the chin lock. Lashley fights up, but Theory clubs him down and tags Sheamus in. Sheamus stomps away at Lashley before punching him in the head. Sheamus taunts the crowd before punching McIntyre off the apron. Sheamus then approaches Lashley, but Lashley hits a spinebuster.
McIntyre and Theory tag in. McIntyre hits a pair of clotheslines followed by a pair of overhead belly-to-belly suplexes. McInytre hits a neckbreaker, kips up, and shakes the ropes like The Ultimate Warrior. Theory gets out a Future Shock DDT, but McIntyre quickly fights back with a sit-out spinebuster for a near fall. McIntyre sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Lashley blind tagged in. McIntyre hits the ropes, but Sheamus pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring.
Lashley absolutely annihilates Theory with a one-armed spinebuster and covers, but Sheamus breaks it up with a knee off the top rope. McIntyre clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. They brawl until Sheamus hits McIntyre with White Noise on the floor!
Theory signals for the end of Lashley. Theory lifts him but stops when he sees Dolph Ziggler at ringside. Lashley slides off and applies a Hurt Lock. Theory immediately taps out!
Winners by Submission: Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley
Drew McIntyre and Bobby Lashley celebrate in the ring. Theory goes up the ramp and holds up the Money in the Bank briefcase. Theory then turns around into a double superkick from The Usos! Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman walk out to the stage. Reigns puts the briefcase on Theory and warns him to make the right decision at SummerSlam.
The mysterious promo with various legendary WWE Superstar mementos is shown.
Backstage: Dolph Ziggler, AJ Styles, Chad Gable, Otis
Dolph Ziggler is walking backstage. Kevin Patrick catches up with him and asks why he’s targeting Theory. Ziggler says he thinks he needs to teach him a lesson. AJ Styles walks up and says they have an opportunity to do something. Chad Gable and Otis shush them. Gable says they can beat the jealousy out of them. Styles asks if this is their way of challenging them. Gable asks if he figured that out all on his own. Otis says they’re challenging “at the Garden, Madison Square.” They accept.
In-Ring: Rey Mysterio Celebration
Rey and Dominik Mysterio make their way to the ring. The Mysterio family is shown in a private room watching the legend. A “Thank you, Rey” chant picks up. Rey says 20 years is really special to him. Rey wants to give them a backstory. He was 14 years old when he had his first match in Tijuana. He never dreamed of performing in a WWE ring, traveling the world, making money, and creating legendary rivalries for them all to enjoy. Guys like him couldn’t make it back in the day, but he broke the stereotype. Rey broke the blueprint of what a superstar looks like.
As a smaller guy and a damn proud Latino, he became World Champion at WrestleMania 22. Rey made a lot of friends along the way. These people helped pave the road for him. Dean Malenko, K-Dog, Batista, Kurt Angle, Edge, and the great Eddie Guerrero. A massive “Eddie” chant fires up. Rey says loves and misses Eddie Guerrero and gets emotional. Rey wouldn’t be here without him. He knows Eddie is always watching over him.
Tonight he stands before the people feeling truly humbled and appreciative of the love and support they’ve given him for the past 20 years. Another “Thank you, Rey” chant picks up. Rey says this is special to be able to live all of this with his family. Rey gives a shoutout to his wife and daughter. He thanks them for always being there. Rey says he’s proud of his son, Dominik. Rey is proud of the man he’s become. Dominik will represent the Mysterio legacy to the fullest when he’s no longer here. Rey says he loves his son. Rey thanks the WWE Universe and those watching around the world. Rey thanks them for 20 of the dopest, most awesome years.
Rey has saved the best for last. Rey wants to thank everyone in attendance tonight. Rey could’ve been any place in the world, but he’s here tonight in the legendary and iconic Madison Square Garden celebrating 20 years. Rey thanks them and says he loves them. Mysterio says, “Gracias, mi gente.” Mysterio speaks in Spanish.
As Rey wraps up, Dominik points out Finn Bálor derisively clapping for him at ringside. Damian Priest also comes over the barricade. Bálor and Priest pace around the ring.
The Mysterios vs. The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor & Damian Priest)
We join this match in progress. Finn Bálor chops away at Dominik Mysterio in the corner. Bálor whips Dominik to the opposite corner and avalanches him. Bálor whips Dominik again, but Dominik sidesteps him. Rey Mysterio tags in, and the legend punches Bálor. Bálor quickly kicks him and goes for a sunset flip, but Rey rolls through and dropkicks him. Rey then knocks Damian Priest off the apron. Rey boots Bálor back and hits a head-scissor takeover. Dominik tags back in. Father and son hit a double-team leg sweep. Dominik then powerbombs his father onto Bálor for a near fall. Dominik bounces Bálor off the corner and tags Rey in. Rey does the 10 punches and shimmies like Eddie Guerrero. Bálor then reverses a whip to the opposite corner. Rey hits the corner sternum-first.
Damian Priest tags in and chokes Rey on the rope. Priest whips him hard to the corner and hits a leaping elbow. Priest hits a release suplex and gets in Dominik’s face. Priest covers for a one-count. Priest applies an armbar. Priest tags Bálor in. Priest scoop slams Rey and Bálor hits a slingshot stomp. Bálor applies a sleeper hold, but Rey fights out and dropkicks him. Dominik tags in and hits a cross-body block for a two-count. Dominik hits an arm drag before scaling the ropes and hitting another arm drag. Dominik dropkicks Bálor out of the ring. Priest blind tagged in. Dominik goes for a suicide dive on Priest, but Priest catches him and slams him into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Bálor knee Dominik. Dominik kicks Bálor and hits a bulldog. Rey and Priest tag in. Rey dropkicks him in the knee and hits a springboard cross-body block. Rey kicks Priest in the knee. Priest sends him to the corner and puts him on the apron, but Rey boots Priest back. Rey hits a flying seated senton for a near fall. Priest pushes Rey, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Rey hits the ropes, but Priest superkicks him for a two-count. Priest goes for a Crucifix Powerbomb, but Rey counters with a hurricanrana. Priest is in position. Bálor tags himself in and clotheslines Rey. Bálor viciously dropkicks Rey into the corner and hits him with the Coup de Grace. Bálor covers, but Dominik breaks up the pin!
A furious Bálor throws Dominik out of the ring. Priest gets a steel chair. Bálor picks it up and throws it at Rey. Priest is distracting the referee. Bálor drops down like Rey hit him with the chair, an old Eddie Guerrero move. Dominik then distracts the referee before she turns around. Rey throws the chair back to Bálor and drops down. The referee thinks Bálor hit Rey with the chair. Rey gets up and hits a hurricanrana into the ropes. Priest runs in, and Rey knocks him into the ropes. Rey and Dominik Mysterio hit stereo 619s. Rey goes to the top rope, does an Eddie Guerrero shimmie, and hits a Frog Splash on Bálor for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The Mysterios
The Mysterio family celebrates backstage. Rey and Dominik Mysterio run off from the ring celebrating.
Backstage: The Mysterios, Aalyah Mysterio, The Judgment Day
Rey and Dominik Mysterio walk into the room of their adoring family. Rey gets the tequila. Aalyah gives him a present. It’s the outfit he wore at the 1997 Halloween Havoc in a legendary match against Eddie Guerrero. They turn and see Rhea Ripley in the room. Aalyah gets in her face and tells her to leave. Ripley shoves Aalyah Mysterio back and grabs Dominik, dragging him out of the room. Rey chases after, but he’s blindsided by Finn Bálor and Damian Priest. Priest powerbombs Rey through a table. The Mysterio family checks on Rey. One of the members never put down his champagne glass.
In-Ring: Bianca Belair, Becky Lynch
Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair makes her way to the ring. Before she can say a word, Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring dressed all in white. Lynch goes to say, “Welcome to the Big Time,” but Belair cuts her off. We know that Lynch has the biggest mouth, but she didn’t come to NYC to listen to her. She is the strongEST, the roughEST, the toughEST, and the quickEST. Lynch goes to talk, but Belair cuts her off and says he’s the greatEST and the bEST.
Lynch attacks Belair! They start brawling in the ring. Lynch goes for a Manhandle Slam, but Belair fights out and knocks her back. Belair lifts her for a KOD, but Lynch gets on the apron and pulls Belair over the top rope by her braid. They brawl over the commentary table. WWE referees run down to break it up.
Backstage: Alexa Bliss
“@BeckyLynchWWE, @BiancaBelairWWE, it doesn’t matter who wins at #SummerSlam. Mark my words, I am reclaiming my place at the top of this Women’s Division.”@AlexaBliss_WWE #WWERaw pic.twitter.com/H9bNxUdpF0
— WWE (@WWE) July 26, 2022
A replay is shown of Alexa Bliss and Asuka beating Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. two weeks ago on Raw.
Alexa Bliss is backstage. Sarah Schreiber asks her about her upcoming match. Bliss says she doesn’t understand why Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. make fun of her for hanging out with Lilly. They don’t need each other. Lilly even makes her own money and is #1 on WWE Shop. Bliss says she is also #1 and will get back to dominating this Women’s Division. It doesn’t matter if Becky Lynch or Bianca Belair wins at SummerSlam. She’s coming for the winner.
Backstage: The Mysterios, The Judgment Day
— WWE (@WWE) July 26, 2022
Rey Mysterio is being tended to by medical professionals. Finn Bálor and Damian Priest walk up, but Dominik Mysterio makes them back up. Rhea Ripley then blindsides Rey and laughs while wishing him a happy 20 years.
Alexa Bliss vs. Doudrop
Nikki A.S.H. immediately starts trying to distract Alexa Bliss. She even grabs Lilly. Doudrop crushes Bliss with a running cross-body block for a near fall. Doudrop takes it to Bliss. Doudrop attacks the arm and slaps her. Doudrop hits a suplex for a near fall. Bliss tries to fight back, but Doudrop easily overpowers her. Doudrop powers her to the corner and charges, but Bliss sidesteps her. Bliss goes for a head-scissor takeover, but Doudrop drops her with a head-butt. Bliss comes back with a drop-toe-hold and viciously strikes away at her. Bliss dropkicks her down for a near fall. Doudrop soon powers her to the corner and charges, but she hits the ring post when Bliss moves. Bliss goes to the top rope, but Nikki A.S.H. pushes her off the top rope. Doudrop scoops Bliss up, but Bliss counters into a DDT for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Alexa Bliss
In-Ring: Logan Paul, The Miz, Maryse
Logan Paul comes out to a lukewarm reception. Paul greets the crowd and says his brother will be fighting at Madison Square Garden next weekend. The crowd boos. Paul says we’re at Monday Night Raw for the debut of imPAULsive TV. It’s just like Miz TV, but people actually watch. Paul says he wants to finish what he started earlier with The Miz. Paul challenges The Miz to come out and brawl in the Mecca of Entertainment. Miz doesn’t come out. Paul says he’s probably backstage shivering with his tiny, shriveled prunes.
Maryse’s music hits, and she comes out with a key ring with two disco balls on them. She puts over Miz & Mrs after Raw. She then states she isn’t happy that Logan Paul mentioned her kids. She has trouble saying “genitalia,” so she says she doesn’t want him talking about her man’s package. Maryse then talks about the average size of a man’s testicles and says Miz fits those parameters. Paul is confused as to who actually measures their testicles.
The Miz comes out and says he measures his balls. Paul says he wants to throw down, but all Miz does is talk. Maryse slaps Paul in the face. Paul says Miz’s wife has bigger balls than he does. Ciampa attacks Paul from behind. Paul fights back against Ciampa and Miz, but Miz drops him with a Skull Crushing Finale.
Backstage: The Street Profits, The Usos, Jeff Jarrett
Unified WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos and The Street Profits are backstage arguing. Jeff Jarrett, who will referee their match at SummerSlam, warns them to keep the peace.
AJ Styles & Dolph Ziggler vs. Alpha Academy
Alpha Academy comes out. Chad Gable shushes the crowd and puts over his Master’s Degree, achieved with a 4.0 GPA. Gable criticizes the thrown-together team of AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler before ripping on New York City and the New York Knicks.
Dolph Ziggler starts against Chad Gable. Ziggler quickly takes him down and tags AJ Styles in. Gable chops him and hits the ropes, but Styles dropkicks him down. Styles hits Gable with a plancha.
We come back from the break to see Otis taking it to Styles. Styles fights up and tags Ziggler in. Ziggler knocks Gable off the apron and punches away at Otis. Ziggler hits the ropes, but Otis viciously back elbows him down. Gable tags in and slams Ziggler down. Gable goes to the top rope for a moonsault, but he (nearly) lands on his feet when Ziggler moves. Ziggler superkicks Gable. Otis runs in, but Styles hits him with a Pele Kick. Ziggler follows up with a Zig-Zag on Gable for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: AJ Styles and Dolph Ziggler
The commentators run down the SummerSlam card. The Mysterios vs. Judgment Day in a No Disqualifications Tag Team Match has been added to the show.
Six Man Tag Team Match
Roman Reigns & The Usos vs. Riddle & The Street Profits
Angelo Dawkins starts against Jimmy Uso. Jimmy quickly shoulder blocks him down, but Dawkins fights up and hits a back elbow. Montez Ford tags in and takes Jimmy down before Dawkins flips him onto Jimmy for a two-count. Jey Uso tags in and takes Ford down. Jey punches away at Ford, but Ford comes back with a dropkick before shouting at Roman Reigns. Riddle tags in and punches and kicks away at Jey. Jimmy charges, but Riddle pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Ford then hits a big somersault senton on The Usos.
We come back from the break to see The Usos beating down on Riddle. Roman Reigns tags in and clubs away at Riddle in the corner before hitting the ropes and dropping him with a big clothesline. Reigns hits a suplex for a two-count. Reigns wrenches the arm and yanks on the limb. Jey tags in and shoulders Riddle in the midsection. Jey knocks Riddle to the corner and charges, but he hits the ring post when Riddle moves.
Ford tags in and knocks Jey back before attacking Jimmy and Reigns. Ford takes Jey down and kicks away at him. Reigns blind tags in. Ford hits a back suplex on Jey and kips up. Reigns then runs up and hits a uranage on Ford for a near fall. Reigns argues with the referee. Reigns throws Ford into the corner. Ford is bleeding from the left eye it looks like. Jimmy tags in and punches Ford in the midsection. Jimmy attacks the open wound and drops a head-butt. Jey tags in, and The Usos hit a backbreaker/diving knee combo for a near fall. Ford is turning into a bloody mess.
We come back from the break to see Reigns take Ford down and hit a Drive-By Dropkick. Ford has been cleaned up a bit. The blood looks like it’s coming from the bridge of his nose, not the eye. The commentators are speculating that it’s a broken nose. Reigns viciously punches away at Ford and sets up for a Superman Punch. Dawkins runs in, but Reigns uppercuts him. Reigns charges, but Ford hits the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion with a blockbuster.
Riddle and Jimmy tag in. Jimmy hits an overhead kick before hitting Jey with a Ripcord Knee. Riddle hits an exploder on Jimmy before giving one to Jey. Both Jimmy and Jey take Brotons as well. Riddle goes for a hanging DDT on Jimmy, but Jey pulls him out of the ring. Riddle kicks Jey in the chest and hits a springboard Floating Bro to the floor on them. Riddle gets Jimmy in and goes for a powerslam, but Jimmy holds the ropes. Reigns blind tags in. Riddle hits Jimmy with a snap powerslam, and Reigns drops Riddle with a Superman Punch. Ford runs in to attack. The Usos take Ford down with a suicide dive. Dawkins shoulder tackles them both over the barricade! Reigns then attacks Dawkins and sends him headfirst into the steel steps!
As Reigns gets in the ring, Riddle catches him with a hanging DDT! Riddle sets up for an RKO, but Reigns throws him off. Reigns spears Riddle down for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Bloodline
Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his way to the ring. Rollins locks eyes with Roman Reigns before walking past him. Rollins clotheslines Riddle in the ring before throwing him outside. Rollins hits him in the face with the steps before leaning them on each other. Rollins gives Riddle a Stomp on the floor! Rollins puts Riddle on the steps and gives him another Stomp onto the steps! Rollins looks satisfied with himself as the show ends.