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Monday Night Raw TV report for 05/23/2022

Arena: Ford Center
City: Evansville, IN

Raw opens with highlights from the tag team championship unification match.

Riddle out first and says he is there with a heavy heart and Orton is his bro. Riddle says even though they have been having a great time, Orton has been having a real hard time with his back and could barely walk. Riddle finishes saying he does not know what the future has for RK-Bro or if there is a future for RK-Bro but knows Randy is watching tonight and wanted the crowd to chant RK-Bro which the Universe chants for them.

Riddle & The Street Profits VS. Sami Zayn & The Usos

Ford takes out the Usos with a flying dive over the top rope, Riddle grabs Zayn and pulls him in with the DDT off the rope and as Riddle is going for the RKO, The Usos get back on the apron but then jump down and start walking to the back. With Zayn looking at the Usos, he gets hit with the RKO from Riddle for the pin.

Winners: Riddle & The Street Profits

After the match Riddle and the Street Profits pose like Orton.

Bobby Lashley says he and Omos will be going at it again at Hell in a Cell and invites MVP and Omos out for the Bobby Lashley challenge. Bobby wants a match with MVP and the winner will pick the stipulation for the Omos/Lashley match at Hell in a Cell. MVP accepts then Omos and MVP head to the ring. But Lashley stands tall in the ring and Omos and MVP back off.

Out next is the Judgement Day.

Liv Morgan & AJ Styles VS. Damian Priest & Rhea Ripley

Styles clotheslines Priest out of the ring. Liv goes for a move on Ripley, but Edge holds on to her as Ripley falls down on top of Liv for the pin.

Winner: Damian Priest & Rhea Ripley

After the match AJ goes after Edge but the numbers are too great and AJ and Liv both get beat down after the match.

Out next Jerry “The King” Lawler to host The King’s Court with special guest Veer Mahaan.

Lawler begins by asking Mahaan what is the secret to his success so far in the WWE? Mahaan just stares down Lawler. Lawler then questions why he targeted the Mysterios? Mahaan still didn’t answer. Lawler then began saying Rey told him Veer is so hairy that when he walks his dog people pet him. Lawler then said Dominik once said people have mistaken him for Bigfoot.

Mahaan then grabs the microphone and the King’s wrist and says, “Look Jerry, I am not here to joke around, Rey Mysterio is a legend, but he is too busy worried about his little boy Dominik and that made him weak, and I took both of them out.”

Mahaan then looks at Lawler and sort of smells him then flips his hand and the microphone goes flying and Veer holds up his finger and picks the microphone up and hands it back to Lawler. Mahaan says, “Is that fear I smell on you Jerry?” and Lawler says, “I think it’s just my cheap cologne.”

Mahaan says, “Enough with the jokes and instead of me telling you who I am why don’t I show you?” Lawler stands his ground and the Mysterios music hit and come out for the save and Mahaan met them and shoves Dominik down and throws Rey into the ring. Dominik gets thrown in the ring as well. But the Mysterios kept Mahaan from getting back in the ring.

Alexa Bliss VS. Nikki A.S.H.

Bliss with the Twisted Bliss for the win.

Winner: Alexa Bliss

Kevin Patrick interviews Seth Rollins and Seth says he is tired of hearing about Cody.

Cody Rhodes VS. The Miz

Rhodes puts the Miz in a figure four, but Miz gets to the ropes, the Miz rolls outside, Rhodes climbs to the top rope to jump on the Miz but here comes Seth Rollins who throws Cody off the ropes.

Winner By DQ: Cody Rhodes

After the match, both Rollins and The Miz beat on Cody and possibly injuring Cody’s knee. Seth rips the weight belt out of the kid’s hand that Cody had given out coming to the ring and then whipped Cody with it. Cody gets up limping and carries the weight belt and hands it back to the kid he originally gave it to.

Ezekiel VS. Chad Gable

Otis gets ejected from ringside. Now Kevin Owens gets in the ring and also gets ejected. Ezekiel rolls up Gable after Owens is ejected for the win.

Winner: Ezekiel

Bobby Lashley VS. MVP

Omos gets involved and Lashley begins to fight with him on the outside and ignores the count and gets counted out. MVP gets to decide the stipulation for the match at Hell in a Cell.

Winner by Count out: MVP

Becky Lynch VS. Asuka

If Becky wins, she gets added to the Raw Women’s Championship match at Hell in a Cell.

Bianca Belair is at ringside for the match, when the action spilled out of the ring, Asuka kicked Lynch who landed in Belair’s lap. Asuka goes for a round house kick but Lynch moves and Asuka kicks Belair in the head knocking her out of her chair. As Asuka is checking on Belair, Lynch attacks Asuka and then runs back in the ring, Asuka makes it back in the ring before the 10 count only to be rolled up by Lynch for the pin.

Winner: Becky Lynch

Joe Adams
Joe Adams
Born, raised, and living in Pennsylvania, Joe has been a wrestling fan since the early 80's. He also likes the NFL, playing Madden Football on consoles, and camping. He is a proud father of four kids.

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