WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Mar. 14, 2022) from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming WrestleMania 38 two-night extravaganza in early April in Arlington, Texas.
Advertised for tonight: Randy Orton and Riddle are Raw tag team champions once again and they’re planning an RK-Bro Championship Celebration for it. We’ll see what that entails, and it could be their plans at WrestleMania. Elsewhere, Kevin Owens will respond to Stone Cold Steve Austin accepting his challenge to appear on “The KO Show” at WrestleMania 38. It’s not expected that Austin will appear on this show, but you never know!. All that and more!
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog will kick off once the show starts on SyFy. It will be below this line here.
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR MAR. 14
I’ll take advantage while you hang me out to dry but I can’t see you every night, because I’ve got to liveblog this here pro wrestling show instead.
The show opens with a memorial graphic for Scott Hall.
We get a recap of Kevin Owens calling “Stone Cold” Steve Austin out for a WrestleMania edition of the KO Show last week and Steve’s response.
Kevin Owens makes his entrance and says you’re looking at the happiest Canadian camper in the world, because it’s official, he’s going to WrestleMania. And as far as he’s concerned, he’s not just going to WrestleMania, but to the main event of WrestleMania Saturday, because his guest for the KO Show will be the greatest of all time, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin.
For a minute there it looked like all hope was lost, but he used his superior Canadian intellect and started thinking about what to do and he got it. He knew that none of these Texas dorks could resist a challenge, so he’s gonna whoop Austin all over the state.
No whoopass cans will be opened, but he’s gonna open up a nice cold Canadian beer that he doesn’t even like, because mark his words, nobody will be saying “oh hell yeah” when he’s done with Austin, they’ll be saying “oh hell no” and that’s the bottom line ‘cause KO said so.
He hits a Stunner on the in-ring camera operator for good measure!
Finn Balor makes his entrance to send us to break.
Damian Priest vs. Finn Balor
Austin Theory is on commentary for this one.
Balor in with a corner dropkick, body blows, Priest fires back with a big knee lift and throws Finn in the corner, but he ducks a lariat and lays shoulder thrusts in. Double leg in the middle of the ring, double stomp misses but the basement dropkick connects!
Booting Damian to the floor, Penalty Kick blocked and Priest kicks his leg outta his leg! Damian slams him into the announce desk and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Priest gets a two count off a reverse STO! Chest kicks follow, rolling elbow, Balor throws chops and leg kicks in return but Damian claps his ears! Boots up, whip reversed, duck a lariat, Finn runs into a goozle but reverses into a victory roll and a double stomp!
Sling Blade connects, Priest levels him with a roundhouse dropkick, scoop reversed into an inverted headlock elbow drop! Shotgun dropkick, Balor goes up top but Theory runs interference and distracts him! Finn turns around, fights out of a goozle, gamengiri connects and he nails Austin with a shotgun dropkick on the floor!
Back inside, scoop lift into an inverted facelock...
Damian Priest wins by pinfall with Reckoning.
Post-match, Theory attacks Finn and hits ATL on him before taking some selfies.
Seth Rollins is interviewed backstage and is silent when asked if he has a path to WrestleMania.
Omos makes his entrance to send us to break.
Commander Azeez vs. Omos
Omos blasts Azeez out of the ring in short order, and then clotheslines him right back out when he comes back in! Apollo Crews runs interference, the Commander snaps Omos’ neck over the top rope and lights him up with body blows! Corner shoulder thrust, off the ropes, Stinger Splash connects!
Front kick into a front chancery, Omos reverses the suplex and slams him!
Omos wins by pinfall with the chokebomb.
Post-match, Omos palms Crews into the ring and chokeslams him for good measure!
Seth Rollins is dejected backstage and Kevin Owens rolls up to give him a pep talk about finding a way to WrestleMania, offering his help in the matter.
Liv Morgan makes her entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we get an inset promo where Zelina Vega threatens Carmella with an “or else” if she doesn’t focus on the tag titles.
Liv Morgan vs. Queen Zelina Vega
Vega boots her down, Japanese stranglehold neckbreaker into a bridging Japanese stranglehold, rolling around into a seated Japanese stranglehold. Running knee, cover for two, Morgan gets a sunset flip for two, rolling her around in it, another two!
Front kicks into a dropkick, Carmella runs interference and Zelina is able to hit a powerbomb out of the corner! Rhea Ripley goes and yells at Carmella, Vega stalks after her but gets caught...
Liv Morgan wins by pinfall with Oblivion.
Seth Rollins makes his entrance, much happier than we last saw him, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a recap of the title vs. title match build.
Seth Rollins gets on the mic and excitedly tells us that Kevin Owens reminded us that he’s a visionary and he has a plan to get to WrestleMania, but he wants to share that excitement with Kev.
Enter Kevin Owens.
Rollins is ready to present his plan— Kev has a talk show, and his guest is going to be “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, so what if he also had a talk show, right, like “Freakin’ Speakin’ with Seth Freakin’ Rollins” or the Rollins Report from way back in the day, and what if his guest was also “Stone Cole” Steve Austin?!
KO isn’t into it and says he can’t just do the same thing, it’s not a good plan. Seth admits that he’s right, there can only be one talk show at WrestleMania, so he wants to have a match right here tonight for the right to interview Stone Cold at WrestleMania.
Owens isn’t going to budge, they bicker at some length and—
Enter Sonya Deville.
She says she kind of likes Seth’s idea and books the match as tonight’s main event.
We get a recap of the build for Miz and Logan Paul vs. the Mysterios.
The Mysterios make their entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Kevin Owens is desperately trying to talk sense into Sonya Deville, but she laughs in his face and we get a hype reel for our main event.
Hurt Business (Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin) vs. the Mysterios (Dominik & Rey Mysterio)
Miz and Logan Paul join commentary for this one.
Benjamin and Dominik to start, whip reversed, duck a lariat, Mysterio snaps off a tijeras! Wheelbarrow puts Shelton on the second but he passes Dom to the apron and Alexander drops him with a lariat! Tag made, Cedric covers him for two and tries to grind him down with a waistlock.
Alexander rocking him with forearms, Dominik gets a jawbreaker and a jumping neckbreaker for some separation! Tag to Rey, he comes in hot with a tijeras, leg kicks, whip reversed, slide under, Cedric deadlifts him but Mysterio gets in the ropes and blocks!
Quebrada reversed and reversed into a DDT, cover for two when Benjamin breaks it up! Enzuigiri sets Shelton in the ropes but Cedric cuts Mysterio the Elder off! A headscissors puts him into the second, Dom tags in, stereo 619s! Rey dives on Shelton, Dominik up top...
The Mysterios win by pinfall with a frog splash from Dominik Mysterio on Cedric Alexander.
Post-match, Miz and Paul attack the Mysterios but the father and son duo overwhelm Logan and run the heels off!
A recap of Edge’s blue promo from last week follows and we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a hype reel for Queen Sharmell being inducted into the WWE Hall of Hey You Remember Her She Was Pretty Cool, Right?
Papa Smurf Edge makes his entrance and gets on the mic, bathed in blue light.
He says his synapses have been firing so fast it’s been hard to decipher to the reality of what he has become. He puts it in terms we can understand— he’s better than everyone in this entire industry but he hasn’t shown that aptitude since returning two years ago.
He’s been too focused on pleasing us and let Randy Orton tear his triceps from the bone and Seth Rollins walk into his home and piss all over his territory, allowing Roman Reigns, a man who can’t lace his boots, to stack pin him at WrestleMania. AJ Styles would leave that Edge in the dust, but that Edge is dead, baby!
Now he’s perched on his mountain of omnipotence and he’s looking down on everyone. He’ll pass the verdicts around here from now on, and if AJ makes it to WrestleMania, with two generational talents facing each other for the first time, on the Grandest Stage of Them All, then he will be judged.
Bianca Belair is interviewed in Gorilla.
She says her hair is an advantage and a disadvantage, and she only uses it as a weapon after it’s used against her, and that’s what Becky Lynch is really afraid of.
She makes her entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we are once again informed that Veer Mahaan is coming.
Nikki ASH, who is accompanying Doudrop during her entrance, gets an inset promo with Doudrop.
They threaten Bianca.
Bianca Belair vs. Doudrop
Feeling out, drop down, leapfrog, Doudrop sidesteps a dropkick but Belair rolls away from a senton! Handspring moonsault connects, Bianca running hot and waving her braid around, she gets under Doudrop but gets blocked and headbutted to the floor and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Doudrop hits a Michinoku Driver for two! Suplex lift, Belair gets away, boot up in the corner, spinebuster connects and she’s rolling! Bianca gets her up...
Bianca Belair wins by pinfall with the KOD.
Post-match, Becky Lynch returns and yanks Belair out of the ring to beat her down, throwing her into the steel steps! She opens a chair and smashes Bianca’s face into it before horsecollaring her and using her braid to whip her into the steel steps!
Lynch walks off, all smiles, while medics check on Belair.
We get a recap of Ronda Rousey’s last SmackDown appearance.
RK-BRO make their entrance for their championship celebration and we go to break.
Back from commercial, RK-BRO get on the mic for their celebration.
They talk about going to WrestleMania and Randy Orton says he did some math and this will be his 18th WrestleMania appearance and it’ll be the sweetest one of them all because he’s never been tag team champion going into WrestleMania. And he’s never had a friend like Matt Riddle.
Last time they won the titles, Riddle threw a little party for them, so he took it on himself to return the favor. He admits party planning isn’t his strong suit, but he tried and that’s what counts. Matt is excited about all the little details and Orton says they’re gonna share the gum and the last gift.
The last gift is a little green pouch, but before Randy can explain—
Enter Street Profits.
Riddle thinks Orton invited them and invites them into the ring, but they explain that they’re not here to party, they’re here for business and to demand their title shot. Randy says they can’t expect to be next in line just for winning a match, they had to win a freakin’ spelling bee to earn their title shot, and the answer is no.
Angelo Dawkins says when it comes to the tag titles, they’re not bros, and Montez Ford says he doesn’t know if Orton understood him, because they’re way past asking for opportunities, they’re telling them they’re wrestling at WrestleMania. Randy says nobody he’s ever wrestled has told him what to do when he’s in the ring, and they won’t either.
So a little advice, turn around and leave, otherwise Orton will listen to the voices in his head and make them leave. Riddle tries to get between them and play peacemaker, admitting that they made a good point and they have to wrestle somebody at WrestleMania. It’s the right thing to do!
They have a chat off-mic, Orton raises his voice and returns, saying they’re lucky his boy is so cool, so as far as their challenge goes, they accept. Street Profits say maybe next time they’ll show them how to throw a party that’s not ass, and Riddle berates Ford for belittling Randy’s party skills.
Riddle wants a match against Ford and Dawkins gives it to him, and they trade catchphrases, and we go to break.
Matt Riddle vs. Montez Ford
Circling, collar and elbow, struggling into the corner, Riddle picks the leg but Ford fends him off. Montez with a side headlock, shot off, shoulder block, standing moonsault caught into a triangle choke but Ford posts into a pin for the break! Back to the headlock, shot off, up and over, back rake connects!
Karelin lifts follow, chest kicks, Perfectplex connects for two! Senton follows, Karelin lift blocked, Montez with a dropkick into the corner and then he knocks Riddle out of the ring with a lariat! Ford perches and dives but Matt catches him into a German suplex on the floor only for him to land on his feet! Dive off the steps takes Riddle out and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Riddle with a sunset flip, Ford rolls through and drops him with a knee and follows it with a moonsault and a big splash... NOPE! Montez goes up top, nobody home, roll through, Matt gets the Pele kick and kips up! Corner forearms, exploder suplex blocked, a snap scoop powerslam connects!
Riddle hits the hanging DDT and goes to that special place, RKO blocked and an enzuigiri connects! Powerbomb lift, Riddle floats out and hits the RKO! Otis Dozovic runs in and throws Randy into the barricade, Chad Gable posts Angelo Dawkins, Otis gets ahold of Riddle...
The match goes to a no-contest, presumably.
Post-match, a discus lariat Hart Attack takes Dawkins out! Vader Bomb to Montez followed immediately by a moonsault from Gable!
We get a memorial video for Scott Hall.
Kevin Owens makes his entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a recap of how we got to our main event, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)
Seth Rollins is interviewed in Gorilla.
He says he needs WrestleMania and WrestleMania needs him and he’s gonna punch his ticket right now.
Rollins makes his entrance but we go to break before the main event can begin.
Kevin Owens vs. Seth Rollins
Circling, Rollins goes right for a schoolboy but it’s not even a one-count! Jawing, Stunner blocked and a shocked Seth backs up into the corner! More jawing at each other, Rollins in with punches, Owens gives ‘em right back to him and they end up in the corner with Seth winning the exchange!
Chops in the corner, right hands, KO regains control until he walks into a front kick and chops. Kev takes him down into mounted punches, Rollins off the ropes with a knee drop for two! Owens rolls to the floor and trips Seth up into the apron, following it up by slamming his knee into the barricade a few times!
Back inside, leg kick takes him out, snapping the leg into the mat and falling back into a calf slicer! Rollins gets out of the hold but Kev presses the attack with stomps to the knee and mounted punches in the ropes before slamming his knee repeatedly into the apron!
Drawing him up on the apron, thinking about a powerbomb but Rollins blocks and hits a back body drop! Off the ropes, suicide dive caught and Owens hits a fallaway slam into the barricade! Senton follows and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Owens is still working the leg but Rollins slips away. Tornado DDT out of the corner hits, KO follows with a normal DDT but it’s only good for two! Cannonball follows... STILL NO! Trading punches as Seth fights his way back into it, off the ropes, Rollins catches him with the reverse STO into the turnbuckles!
Seth pulls himself up the ropes, big punches and chops, Sling Blade connects! Action to the floor, Rollins with a dive, referee Shaun Bennett at the count of nine... KO MAKES IT BACK IN! Seth nails him with a superkick and goes up top... OWENS KICKS OUT OF THE FROG SPLASH!
Rollins jaws at him and sets him up top, jockeying for position... OWENS HITS THE AVALANCHE FISHERMAN BUSTER BUT IS SLOW TO CAPITALIZE AND SETH KICKS OUT! Senton atomico... ROLLINS GOT THE KNEES UP! Kick to the gut, Stunner blocked, schoolboy and a visual pin but Bennett got knocked out of the ring and takes too long to come back in and start his count!
KO with the kick to the gut...
Kevin Owens wins by pinfall with the Stunner, retaining the right to have “Stone Cold” Steve Austin as a talk show guest at WrestleMania.
Rollins stares on in desperation, realizing he’s not going to be on this year’s WrestleMania card.
That’s the show, folks.