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WWE Raw results, live blog (Oct. 31, 2022): Happy Halloween

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Oct. 31, 2022) from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Crown Jewel event scheduled for this coming Saturday in Saudi Arabia.

Advertised for tonight: WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns will be appearing live, though we don’t know exactly what he’ll be there to do. Brock Lesnar will also be in the building for the first time since his big altercation with Bobby Lashley. Elsewhere, Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair takes on Nikki Cross in a non-title match, Matt Riddle vs. Otis in a Trick or Street Fight, 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.


So you think I got an evil mind, well I’ll tell you honey, it’s because I have to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with entrances for our opening match.

Bianca Belair vs. Nikki Cross

Belair on the move, ramming her into the corner, trying to overwhelm her, block a sunset flip, Cross ducks a lariat but eats a shoulder block! Drop down, handspring, the EST taunting and Nikki is fired up! Crossbody into mounted punches, Bianca returns a fallaway slam!

Cross trips her up on the apron and smashes her leg into the edge of the ring repeatedly and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Bianca with a backbreaker and a series of bodyslams, a delayed vertical suplex and she kips up! Running hot, handspring moonsault... KNEES ARE UP! Nikki looking for a sleeper, Belair rolls her to the floor to shake her but Cross is right back on her!

The EST with a senton to counter and both women are down and out on the floor as Dakota Kai and IYO SKY run down! Yelling at referee Eddie Orengo while Bayley throws Belair into the post! Cross attacks her and the other two members of Damage CTRL, back inside, Bianca catches her...

Bianca Belair wins by pinfall with the KOD.

Post-match, Damage CTRL attack Bayley and beat her down— ASUKA AND ALEXA BLISS ARE BACK AND THEY MAKE THE SAVE! The babyfaces clean house and stand tall!

We get a recap of the Lashley/Lesnar feud and see Bobby Lashley getting wired up for a two camera interview setup as we go to break.

Back from commercial, the babyface team of women is interviewed backstage, and Alexa Bliss says they’ve had Bianca’s back and they’re not letting this go, they’re settling this right now and they want a tag title match, tonight.

Bobby Lashley is interviewed opposite an empty chair.

He says he’s going to expose Brock Lesnar once again at Crown Jewel, expose him for what he really is, a Bobby Lashley wannabe.

Brock Lesnar makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He greets Texas and says he didn’t come here to have a sit-down with Bobby Lashley. When Brock Lesnar visits the good folks of Texas, he wants to do what they’d normally do, and that’s to fight. He calls Lashley on down as Bob takes his mic off and gets up.

Lashley makes his entrance and they brawl, referees and road agents separating them.

Triple H is in the fray and shouts over the chaos that if they keep fighting, their match at Crown Jewel is off.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of the brawl we just saw.

Austin Theory gets an inset promo talking about how he’s gonna win his match tonight.

Austin Theory vs. Seth Rollins

Rollins having a good time while the crowd sings his theme, chops in the corner, looking to end it but Theory rolls out of the ring! Back inside, Seth has an elbow drop scouted, back outside, Austin finally takes control throwing him into the barricade and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Theory working Rollins over, Seth fires up and clotheslines him to the floor! Suicide dive, back inside, Rollins reverses a suplex into a Falcon Arrow... SO CLOSE! Superkick gets another close two, crossleg brainbuster over the knee, quick pins back and forth, rolling thunder neckbreaker... NOPE!

Fireman’s carry, Rollins throwing elbows but Theory doesn’t falter! More and more elbows finally collapse Austin, off the ropes, Blackout scouted, A-Town Down scouted, Death Blow scouted, Theory drops him with an elbow of his own! Austin with underhooks, thinking Pedigree, Seth counters, off the ropes...

Seth Rollins wins by pinfall with Blackout.

In the loading dock, we see Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman getting out of an SUV as we go to break.

Back from commercial, we’re informed that Bray Wyatt will be at Crown Jewel in some capacity.

Roman Reigns makes his entrance, flanked by Paul Heyman, and gets on the mic.

He asks Dallas to acknowledge him and says not to worry, because he’s got Sami Zayn and Jey Uso out in the world working on being a little more Ucey, and by the time they’re back from Saudi Arabia you should see a brand new Jey. But he wants to be real, for oover two years no he’s been hyping opponents and the only thing that happens is they get smashed.

He has to be honest, he’s the greatest of all time and he’s fighting a guy who’s had two matches, so he’s simply not going to hype the match up. But the Wiseman will, and he passes the mic to Heyman. Paul lays out the “one lucky punch” theory and how Logan has been training with Shawn Michaels, but says that in the end he’s just gonna get smashed by the Tribal Chief.

Enter the Miz.

He says he brought Logan Paul into WWE and taught him everything he knows, but there’s one thing he couldn’t teach— that right hand everyone is talking about? It’s real. He has pins in his hand that give him knockout power, and just ask Jey Uso. He makes excuses about wishing he could help and says he’s had to deal with Dexter Lumis, but he thinks they can help each other.

Roman helps him with Lumis, and he’ll help him neutralize Logan Paul, because he knows all of his weaknesses. Reigns asks why everybody keeps talking about Logan knocking him out and knocks Miz out with a Superman Punch! They should be talking about him knocking Logan Paul out, you see.

And then you’re not gonna have any choice but to acknowledge him.

But for now, we’ll just go to break.

Back from commercial, Miz is icing his jaw when an interview rolls up.

She just wants to make sure he knows that Johnny Gargano sat down with Byron Saxton for a tell-all that will air later tonight. Miz says he’s not worried about that so much as he is about getting his match against Mustafa Ali canceled, and as for Gargano, a story shouldn’t be aired until it’s confirmed by multiple sources, and if WWE airs it, he’ll sue for defamation.

Mustafa Ali rolls up and says he’s disappointed because he was looking forward to their match tonight before dredging the tiny balls thing back up. Miz says he’s gonna beat him with a broken jaw and Ali says he’s looking forward to it.

Damian Priest vs. Karl Anderson

Anderson right in with punches and chops, whip reversed, Priest takes him out with a leaping back elbow! A clothesline sends Damian to the floor, Karl rams him into the post and squares up with Dominik Mysterio before dropping him with a right hand! Priest takes him out with a kick and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Priest in control, throwing Anderson around but he can only get a nearfall! Pressing the attack, fired up, thinking Reckoning but Karl reverses into a backslide...

Karl Anderson wins by pinfall with a backslide!

Post-match, both factions hit the ring and brawl wild! Rhea Ripley takes Luke Gallows out with a low blow! She’s ready to fight AJ Styles and Anderson all by herself when Finn Balor and Damian Priest attack from behind! Judgment Day stand tall and Dominik puts the exclamation point on with a frog splash to Styles!

Montel Vontavious Porter cuts a promo backstage next to Omos.

He addresses Braun Strowman’s comments from Friday and says he can flip all the trucks over he wants, but he’ll never, ever measure up to the 7’3”, 403 pound Nigerian Giant, Omos. He’ll find out on Saturday at Crown Jewel, or maybe even at SmackDown on Friday, because MVP has a surprise for him.

John “Bradshaw” Layfield makes his entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, JBL gets on the mic.

He talks up Texas ad nauseum and says Millennials and Gen Z ruined it by inventing Halloween and just hits every single old man yells at cloud promo talking point that no one ever needs to hear again before introducing Baron Corbin.

Corbin gets on the mic and says we’re welcome and it must make our night to be in the presence of a modern-day wrestling god. He has it all, and we have very little, and—

Enter R-Truth, wearing a cowboy outfit and riding a tiny stuffed horse. Layfield asks why he’s here and he says he just wanted to wish Dallas a happy Halloween and tell both of them that he really, really really really likes both of their Halloween costumes. JBL tells him they’re not costumes, but Truth ain’t buying it.

Layfield is dressed like a mean, hostile, steaming mad, angry angry angry, out of touch old man, and Corbin is dressed like the world’s biggest— Baron attacks but R-Truth blocks and lays him out with a kick! JBL throws his hat at him and runs interference until Corbin can hit End of Days!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a bumper for Johnny Gargano’s interview later tonight.

Damage CTRL are seen hanging out, Bayley talking to Nikki Cross.

Chad Gable makes his entrance and gets on the mic, saying he could have dressed as Socrates, but these Dallas dimwits would’t have gotten the joke, so lucky for us, Halloween’s his favorite and he dressed up like a personal hero, Patrick Swayze as the legendary dancer, Chip.

So he introduces his luxurious partner, Otis dressed as Dale. They take their robes off and do the Chippendale’s routine.

Matt Riddle vs. Otis Dozovic (Trick or Street Fight)

Riddle (who’s dressed like Ezekiel) hard out the gates, to the floor, corkscrew dive and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Otis with a shoulder block and a hip swivel, there’s candy and pumpkins strewn about the ring, Gable up top saying tonight is the night, Dozer into position... CATERPILLAR BABY! Looking for a fallaway slam, Matt lands on his feet and posts him into a steel chair! Candy kendo stick, wailing on the big man, going to that special place but Chad drops him with a lariat!

Elias knocks Gable through a table with a running knee! Otis blocks an RKO, World’s Strongest Slam connects! Vader Bomb follows, nobody home, Elias puts a Jack O’Lantern on Dozovic’s head... RKO THROUGH THE PUMPKIN! IT’S OVER!

Matt Riddle wins by pinfall with an RKO.

Damage CTRL are backstage and Dakota Kai is excitedly chattering about how they’re gonna kick Asuka and Alexa Bliss’ asses. Bayley gives them both a pep talk.

The Miz makes his entrance to send us to break.

Mustafa Ali vs. the Miz

Collar and elbow, Miz backs him into the corner, big right hand, Ali turns him around but he turtles up and hides! Mustafa goes for a roundhouse, the A-Lister falls back to protect his face but slings Ali into the turnbuckles and beats him down after! Hard whip across, Mustafa recovers, Manhattan Drop sets up chops into the corner!

Whip reversed, slide short, to the apron, rolling thunder neckbreaker... NOPE! Back and forth, Miz with a big boot and he tears his shirt off, revealing a perfect handprint on his chest! Hard whip into the corner sends us to break!

Back from commercial, Miz lays chest kicks in, Ali ducks one and hits a lungblower for breathing room! Chops back him up, short knee lift, float over, O’Connor roll denied and Miz hits the basement DDT... NOPE! Ali with a crossbody to the floor, fired up, back inside, Dexter Lumis appears and gets dragged off by security and Mustafa nails Miz with a superkick!

Up top...

Mustafa Ali wins by pinfall with the 450 splash.

We get some hype for the Johnny Gargano interview and go to break.

Back from commercial, we get the Byron Saxton investigation of the Miz/Lumis deal.

Johnny Gargano says he’s known Dexter Lumis for years and yes, he has his quirks but he’s just a guy trying to make a living and he had to learn to accept him like a son-in-law or a pet raccoon. After the wedding their family fell apart, because Dexter lost his job and fell on hard times.

It took a toll on his psyche and Miz took advantage. He doesn’t even know this, but the night of Johnny’s surprise return he overheard the two of them talking, so obviously he recorded it on his phone. He plays the audio back, and it’s of Miz arranging for Dexter to attack him in return for pay.

Gargano conjectures that Miz did it because he thinks he’s a celebrity and wants attention, so he wanted a fake stalker and exploited Dexter about it. And somewhere along the way he stopped paying Lumis and that’s why it’s real now.

Commentary hypes up Crown Jewel.

Bianca Belair, Asuka, and Alexa Bliss make their entrance to send us to break.

Alexa Bliss & Asuka vs. Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai & IYO SKY) (c) (WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship)

Bliss and SKY to start, Alexa with wild forearms, kicks in the corner, stepping on IYO’s back and stomping her face into the mat! Kai in, double-teams to turn the tide, big basement dropkick gets two! Smashing Bliss into the corner, facewash gets another two count!

Pressing the attack, working Bliss over but she hits the Nodowa Otoshi and an Insault to Injury for two! Asuka tags in, mat slam, strike rush, German suplex connects! Dakota with a mat slam of her own, tag to SKY and she stares Asuka down! Shoulder block, a shoving match breaks out, wild haymakers, rolling solebutt, off the ropes but IYO catches her with a shoulder!

Off the ropes, Asuka with a lariat, tag to Alexa, double whip into a hard right hand, cover... NOPE! Asuka cleans house, the babyfaces stand tall, stereo baseball slides but Kai takes Bliss out on the floor! Asuka with wristlock kicks and a lariat on SKY but she ducks a final kick and Asuka kicks the post hard! Dragon screw on the floor, break the count and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Asuka lays SKY out with a lariat for some breathing room! Back elbows, go-behind, victory roll into a stomp, nobody home! Shotei from IYO, off the ropes, low bridge and the path is clear! Kai tags in to block the tag, upkick sends her flying, duck the Penalty Kick, backslide for two!

Front kick, Asuka throws her out of the ring, crawling... TAG MADE! Bliss in hot, shoulder blocks, Lou Thesz Press into mounted punches repeatedly! Kai passes her into the turnbuckles but Alexa uses it as setup for the Yoshi Tonic... NOPE! Tag to Asuka, dropkick-assisted Russian legsweep into a headscissors armbar but SKY breaks it up!

Butterfly backbreaker takes Bliss out, Dakota DDTs the leg and tags IYO in! Corner knees, springboard dropkick... STILL NO! Diving, Asuka catches her with a Codebreaker and follows it right up with the armbar! SKY reverses with a pin, but the Asuka Lock follows! Bayley distracts referee Shaun Bennett while IYO taps and Dakota breaks it up!

Bianca Belair attacks Bayley to even the odds, Cactus Crossbody over the timekeeper’s barricade! Kai with a headbutt, trading kicks with Asuka and everybody’s down and out! Bianca gets Bayley up on some equipment, tug of war over her braid... BAYLEY-TO-BELLY OFF THE EQUIPMENT AND THROUGH A TABLE!

Whip reversed, sidestep the hip attack, big boot connects but Bliss pulls Kai out and throws her into the steel steps! SKY catches Alexa with a little Black Magic on the apron, up top, nobody home on the moonsault but she lands on her feet! Asuka with a roundhouse kick, tag to Bliss, off the top...

Alexa Bliss & Asuka win the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship by pinfall with Twisted Bliss from Bliss on IYO SKY.

The new champions celebrate in the ring.

That’s the show, folks.

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