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WWE Raw results, live blog (Oct. 10, 2022): D-Generation X celebration

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Oct. 10, 2022) from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, featuring all the fallout from the Extreme Rules pay-per-view (PPV) that went down just this past Saturday night in Philadelphia.

Advertised for tonight: D-Generation X returns to celebrate their 25th Anniversary, as Shawn Michaels, Triple H, X-Pac, and Road Dogg come together for the first time in a long time. Elsewhere, The Bloodline are scheduled for the show, Seth Rollins challenges Bobby Lashley for the United States championship, Johnny Gargano takes on Austin Theory, and a whole lot more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog will kick off once the show starts on USA Network. It will be below this line here. Reminder: GIFs and pics allowed, but no links to illegal streams, please.


Song lyrics are Claire’s thing, but in honor of D-X’s anniversary, how about a little something from 1997?

Mmmbop, ba duba dopBa du bop, ba duba dopBa du bop, ba duba dopBa du, oh yeah

Now on with the show...

Shawn Michaels is backstage talking with Road Dogg and X-Pac, all wearing the familiar black & green. They ask each other if they’re ready? They are, but it doesn’t matter if they’re ready... is he ready? The camera pans to the Chief Content Officer sitting at the production desk.

Triple H says there’s a lot going on, and he can’t really get involved. He just asks that they keep it clean, no wearing or talking about the genitals. That leads to a lot of bleeped cursing, and a gag about the four “cocks” sitting on the desk — rubber chickens. The trio eventually leave Haitch to “choke the chicken” while they head off. He sees them off by telling them, “no fighting.”

I know I’m not the only middle-aged person who was giggling at that.

After the intro, Corey Graves welcomes us to the show, and introduces his new partner — Kevin Patrick. They run down the card.

THE BLOODLINE IS HERE! We get a recap of their scene from SmackDown, and Logan Paul attempting to bring back the Jey Uso/Roman Reigns issue from two years ago.

Reigns makes Brooklyn wait while they make a lot of noise (mostly for Sami Zayn). After getting them to acknowledge him, he puts Jey on the spot. As the Tribal Chief steps to his cousin, Zayn asks if he can handle it. Reigns seems upset, then laughs and says Sami really is the Honorary Uce.

Sami says they all love Jey, but lately he hasn’t been really... Uce-y. Everybody loves Jimmy, and Solo Sikoa is tough, but also fun. That’s the thing, they’re all fun. Can Jey just loosen up? Uso is fuming, and demand Roman tell him if this is a joke. Are they ribbing him?

Before they get any further, Matt Riddle interrupts. Why aren’t they talking about his win over Seth Rollins in the Fight Pit? He knows he agreed not to challenge for the titles again as long as Reigns is holding them, but how bout they make an exception for Brooklyn? Reigns teases accepting, then says “nah.” Bro says okay, how about someone else in The Bloodline? Jey offers up Zayn, who at first defers, but gets upset when Riddle mocks him saying “Yeet.” When he does it again, Jey says Riddle’s low-key disrespecting him, which gets Zayn to challenge Riddle. A challenge that’s accepted with a “Yeet.”

After some commercials, a recap package runs down all the action from last Saturday’s Extreme Rules premium live event.

Austin Theory vs. Johnny Gargano

Gargano takes it to his “son” right from the bell, lighting him up with chops and kicks as the crown chants “Johnny Wrestling”. Theory rolls out after taking a hurricanrana, and takes punches on the apron. But he counters One Final Beat there and spikes Johnny on the hardest part of the ring as we go picture-in-picture.

He remained in control on the small screen, but Gargano’s comeback begins as soon as we return. Spear through the ropes, but the rollout trick works again when he catches a springboarding Johnny with a left hand and follows it with A Town Down for two. Scramble sees both men locked in Garga-No Escape, but both men escape. A superkick puts Gargano down for mounted punches, but Johnny comes back with his own superkick, and a dive to the floor into a DDT! Back inside, One Final Beat ends it.

Johnny Gargano def. Austin Theory via pinfall

The action continues after a break.

Rey Mysterio vs. Chad Gable

They start of trading holds while Graves & Patrick remind us about the Mysterio family’s issues, amazed that he’s even hear after Dominik’s latest actions at Extreme Rules. Otis cheers on the Master as Gable vows there will be no 6-1-9s in this match. A Rey rally sends Chad crashing into the barricade when The Judgement Day’s music hits. Rhea Ripley and Dom strut toward the ring as we get some more commercials.

Gable recovered while we were away, but the legend is still setting the pace when we return. Chad slows his role with a big German suplex. He slaps on an ankle lock. When Rey can’t kick his way free, he does manage to send him into the ring post. Otis grabs Mysterio when he follows, but Rey sends him into the ringpost too! He glares at his son, then heads into the ring for a 6-1-9 and springboard splash.

Rey Mysterio def. Chad Gable via pinfall

Dom climbs into the ring and Rey has a few words off mic for him. He turns to leave, but Ripley (wearing an armbar memorializing Beth Phoenix) blocks his way. Dominik screams at his father to hit him, and when he won’t, slaps him! Rey charges past Dom to take out Damian Priest who snuck up behind him, and then catches Finn Bálor trying to sneak into the ring! He hits the ropes to fly, but Dominik flattens him with a crossbody!

He continues to implore his old man to hit him, but a weeping yet visibly angry Rey still won’t. Dom blasts him from behind, sending him crashing into the ropes where Rhea grabs his wrists and holds him defenseless for a 6-1-9! Brooklyn calls Dom an asshole as we fade to black.

After a recap of what we just saw (I believe this is where Claire would say “because Raw is three hours long”), The Judgement Day stand together in the ring under their signature lighting. Ripley on the mic to remind us they run Monday nights. Priest laughs and says everyone who steps to them falls while they continue to rise. He passes the mic to Bálor, who “pissed on our parade” by ending Edge’s comeback. He and Dom & Priest all affirm he made Edge say “I Quit” last Saturday, then shows us another video package on their match (which was really dope, both the match and the package) to drive his point home.

Judgement Day are laughing about when Ripley gets back on the mic to call Beth a joke. The jeers are deafening when Dom gets on the stick to talk about how watching Rhea destroy Phoenix “did it for him, and he knows it did it for us.” He then runs down his recent history with his dad, before passing it back to Finn so he can call out “Uncle Allen”, AJ Styles. He’s still demanding an answer about AJ joining the group.

It doesn’t take long for the Phenomenal One’s music to hit. He says he’s not here to argue. The answer’s been right in front of him right along. He’s needed people to have his back. He bends the knee and quotes New Jack City, then hugs Finn while TJD celebrates. But Styles says he wasn’t talking about Bálor...

GALLOWS & ANDERSON ARE HERE! The OC is reunited, just as rumors suggested they would, and despite the fact Karl is still a champion in New Japan! The Good Brothers and AJ clean house, and send Finn running like a scalded dog!

Byron Saxton has a sitdown interview with Damage CTRL. Bayley’s just staring at the camera, so Dakota Kai does the talking. They’re sisters, but Bianca Belair can’t say the same against Alexa Bliss & Asuka. IYO SKY says some things that Kai & Bayley loosely translate, one of which is that Bay is going to kick Candice LeRae’s ass... next!

Well, after a break, and Reigns & Heyman heading out of Barclays. Jey runs up and says they need to talk about tonight, but Roman says Paul has them set up in Manhattan and they’re doing New York tonight. But Jey isn’t coming, cause he needs to stick Sami. And since he’ll be here, Roman tells him to make sure his Honorary Uce doesn’t lose. Oh, and Solo’s coming with the Tribal Chief tonight, too.

Bayley vs. Candice LeRae

Back and forth early while the announcers talk up these women’s history going back to the indies, and wondering if Bayley is 100% after her ladder match at Extreme Rules. Sure enough, the Role Model is selling her ribs as we go PiP. Bayley gets. the upperhand while sharing the screen.

Candice fights back, driving Bayley into the corner with strikes. She’s selling a knee injury now too, but still hits the step-up senton and more. Bayley pounces when LeRae climbs, hanging her up by her bad knee and dropping an elbow on it. Knee-D-T follows, but in the scramble that follows Candice ends up on to for three!

Candice LeRae def. Bayley via pinfall

Kai & SKY blindside LeRae on the ramp, dragging her to the ring for a beatdown when the champ races in. Bianca Belair manages to take the attention off LeRae, but gets caught with a high knee from Bayley, which leaves her prone for stereo kicks from the other members of Damage CTRL. Bayley finishes the beatdown, taunting Bianca about how they’re a real team and this is their house.

Miz & Maryse are walking and looking A-MAY-ZING. The A-Lister isn’t sure this is a good idea, since they know he-who-shall-not-be-named is lurking. She says she’s not going to let Dexter Lumis ruin his birthday, especially because she worked so hard on it. Maryse got him a present, a beautiful looking Louisville Slugger. He says it’s prefect and kisses his beautiful wife, careful to not mess up her make-up.

Next we see her, Mrs. Miz is in the ring, which is decorated in a pretty phallic gold theme. The birthday boy comes out and she unveils an ice sculpture of her hubby. She brags about how expensive everything was, which lets them segue back to the bat, so Miz can knock New York sports teams for a bit. Maryse tells him to open any present he wants, and of course he picks the one obviously covering two giant exercise balls.

After those yucks, Miz’s next present is covering Lumis’ head. He puts the box back down, then swings on it, but of course Dexter’s gone. He sneaks up from behind while they look for him, putting Miz in the sleeper. Miz ends up kicking Maryse into the birthday cake. He runs off, she escapes, Lumis picks up a knife and deflates Miz’s giant balls (a real sentence I just typed) and when eats a slice of cake while Brooklyn chants for him to.

Alrightee then.

Seth Rollins is walking as our sponsors have a word.

D-X is talking up the poor enhancement talent being fed to Omos in a moment, then Miz & a disheveled Maryse walk by. They complain about Lumis, and HBK explains that he knows Dexter (specifically his ruining Miz’s giant... gifts). He’s not a bad guy, and Miz must have done something to get on his bad side. The A-Lister dismisses that idea, so Road Dogg says they should wrestle next week. If Miz wins, Lumis is gone. If Dexter does he gets to keep those big gifts, and a WWE contract. They get Miz to accept by questioning his testicular fortitude.

Omos vs. Some Dudes

The mauling ends with a double chokeslam.

Omos def. Some Dudes via pinfall

MVP joins his client, and calms Omos down after two more separate chokeslams.

The hour strikes ten as we rewatch Bray Wyatt’s return from Extreme Rules in full. Still very cool, also means we probably won’t get much else tonight.

Before his match, Bobby Lashley reminds us he’s a fighting champion for all of us. He starts to put over Seth Rollins, and BROCK LESNAR IS HERE!

Lesnar is in his Canadian cowboy rancher get-up, and all smiles as Lashley stares a hole through him. Brock responds to a “Holy Shit” chant with “Well, HOLY SHIT”. Then he says hello to Brooklyn, and hello to Bobby Lashley. Bob holds up his belt, and Lesnar grabs him, F5! Barclays chants for more, so Brock takes Lashley to suplex city, and messes up his arm with a kimura.

Lesnar exits as Corey & KP wonder how injured he is.

Commericals, then a recap of what we just saw (a three hour show...) WWE medical is checking on Lashley, but her comes Seth Freakin’ Rollins with his ribs wrapped up and ready to fight.

He demands the officials get Bob in the ring while the champ sells his dislocated shoulder. Rollins on the microphone questions Lashley as a fighting champion, and as a military man. The Army veteran takes exception to that, working to get his shoulder to work while demanding they ring the bell.

Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Seth Rollins for the United States championship

Spear from the champ, right into a Pedigree. One, two, no! Rollins races up top for a frog splash, but even that only gets two! That hurt Seth’s ribs, too! He goes for the stomp by Lashley evades and responds with a spear! He goes for the Hurt Lock, but can’t get his bad arm to cooperate. Rollins gets free, and rocks Bobby with strikes. He hits the Stomp, and preens until Lashley gets back to his knees for another!

Seth Rollins def. Bobby Lashley via pinfall to win the U.S. title

The new champ climbs onto the announce desk to celebrate with the Barclays faithful singing his theme song.

A little hype for the venue, which lets Graves take a turn mocking New York sports. Then it’s a recap of Bobby Lashley’s bad night, cause it’s been almost three minutes.

Saxton catches up to the All Might backstage. He’s pissed off. He’s not done with Seth Rollins, but first he’s gonna deal with Brock. He calls out Lesnar for next week.

A Bray Wyatt video cuts in with this message:

I used to think that the prison inside my head was the only place that I could ever truly be free. Revel in what you are. [Six times].

Elias appears to be done cosplaying as an imaginary brother, and will return on Raw next Monday.

The Usos are out with Sam Zayn for the last match of the night (we still have a D-X celebration as our main event);

Matt Riddle vs. Sami Zayn

Zayn out in front quickly as Brooklyn chants “Ole!”, but the action goes back and forth in the match’s first act. Jey takes a shot at Riddle while he’s in the ropes, but Sami tells him to let him handle it.

[Mid-match, we’re told to tune in to SmackDown on Friday to see what Bray Wyatt has in store for us.]

Riddle is underneath when we return, but flats Zayn with an enxiguri. PK and a bro-ton, but he charges into a Michinoku Driver that gets two for Sami. He climbs, but Riddle catches him. They brawl up there, but a headbutt sends Bro to the mat. Zayn flies... right into a high knee. That gets two, and a “Sami Uso” chant. Zayn’s selling a knee injury, and when the ref checks on him Jey tries to strike, but Sami stops him again. He ends up taking a Floating Bro to on the outside as we go PiP.

Jimmy cheers on Sami during the split screen portion, but the Honorary Uce is in trouble. He’s locked in a triangle as Snoop and Andy Samburg sell us Corona. Both men are down after a double clothesline when we fully return. Striking exchange. Sami’s woozy after a knee, but snatches Riddle for the corner exploder. Helluva kick attempt right into a scoop slam! The Orton-esque elevated DDT doesn’t work and Zayn dumps Riddle to the floor. Riddle lights him up with kicks and Jimmy tries to get involved but Jey won’t let him. Back in, Blue Thunder Bomb countered with an RKO OUT OF NOWHERE, and Reigns isn’t gonna be happy.

Matt Riddle def. Sami Zayn via pinfall

The Usos offer various levels of consolation to the Honorary Uce.

That’s the breaks, little man! Four 50+ year old men (three of whom currently run WWE) roll in on a jeep and throw glow sticks to the crowd in their leather jackets.

Four crotch chops and some pyro, and everybody’s got a microphone. Sean Waltman goes first, and offers up a shout out to the secret ingredient of D-X, Chyna! Road Dogg does the deal, and let’s Brooklyn say his tag partner’s name while Corey Graves jokes that “that guy’s selling office equipment now.”

Trips and Pac joke about the arena smelling like weed after Dogg calls them “D-Geriatric X” (they know it, which is great). Haitch thanks us for 25 years, and tells us they love us, then (after a pause to catch his breath) gets us ready to....

HBK goes last, and asks us to promise that if they do this again in another 25 years we’ll put them out of their misery. With that, they just have two words for us...

That will probably get knocked, but it was pretty perfectly done: Short, self-aware and gracious.

Anyway... that’s all folks. We appreciate and love all y’all. And if I’m still doing this in 25 years, put me out to pasture with the other Shawn.

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