WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (June 13, 2022) from the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for early next month in Paradise, Nevada.
Advertised for tonight: Seth Rollins will appear to “answer” for the attack he carried out on Cody Rhodes last week before the latter went off to get surgery on his torn pectoral muscle. Elsewhere, we’ll learn what’s next for The Judgment Day, who have a “new direction,” as WWE put it, with Edge no longer in the group and Finn Balor leading the charge. 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 USA Network. It will be below this line here.
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JUNE 13
If you’re gonna do it, you better take it to the stage, or don’t do it at all. I will suffer no evil, my guitar will guide me through. I will suffer no evil, and this time I’ll liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with Miz live in the ring.
He’s joined by Paul Heyman and they complain about Kansas City before moving on to talking about Money in the Bank and explaining how the whole match and concept works.
And of course Heyman is here because the men’s briefcase winner will have no choice but to cash in on Roman Reigns as it stands now, Paul reminds us that Roman has to defend the unified titles against Matt Riddle.
Speak of the devil, Matt Riddle enters and gets on the mic.
He talks about how he came here to hear the news firsthand, straight from the horse’s ass. Miz tells him they demand respect, Riddle says he’s taking the title. Heyman says he’ll admit he respects Riddle but he can’t beat Roman Reigns. In fact, he doesn’t even think he can beat his opponent tonight after what he has to tell him.
He’s arranged for a stipulation— yes if he wins on Friday he gets the title, but if he loses he’ll never get another opportunity ever again.
Enter the Usos.
The Street Profits even the odds, and we go to break.
Back from commercial we get some hype for John Cenal’s return.
Jimmy Uso vs. Montez Ford
Off the ropes, Ford with a dropkick that blasts him to the floor, kip-up, jawing at each other, Uso takes his time to return and they circle. Waistlock from Montez, big chop from Jim, hard whip, pop-up dropkick, to the apron, Uso takes him out and we go to break.
Back from commercial, trading punches, Uso with a back suplex, waistlock, Ford breaks his grip, back suplex connects! Right hands, off the ropes, leaping lariat, trading kicks, whip reversed, spinning spinebuster... NOPE! Off the ropes, pop-up Samoan drop... STILL NO!
To the apron, jockeying for position, kick into the post, Ford off the top, the knees are up...
Jimmy Uso wins by pinfall with a small package.
We see Seth Rollins getting mic’d up for an interview and we get a media hype reel for Cody Rhodes’ absolutely legendary performance inside of Hell in a Cell to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Seth Rollins is interviewed by Kevin Patrick.
He says he knows it’s hard to understand, but last week he had a real genuine reaction to Cody Rhodes, who is a virus. He’s a virus, and in his WWE, it’s adapt or perish. His is the greatest cash-in of Money in the Bank ever, and if AJ Styles wants to stand between him and a Money in the Bank contract, well he might just have to do to him exactly what he did to Cody Rhodes.
AJ Styles appears out of nowhere and decks him with a forearm! He tells him that’s for Cody.
Dana Brooke makes her entrance and we see a sullen Becky Lynch in Gorilla to send us to break.
Becky Lynch vs. Dana Brooke (c) (WWE 24/7 Championship)
Lynch with a forearm, beating Brooke down, taking her to the floor and trapping her in the announce desk and stomping her head in...
The match goes to probably a double countout?
She gets on the mic and says she’s got a lot of anger and this isn’t about the 24/7 Championship, this is about the lack of respect she receives around here and how she’s gonna win Money in the Bank. This time is different, she says, and she throws Dana into the barricade!
Asuka rushes down and brawls with Becky Lynch, getting the better of her and sending her running away.
Alexa Bliss makes her entrance and waves gently at Becky, who keeps jawing at her as we go to break.
Alexa Bliss & Liv Morgan vs. Doudrop & Nikki ASH (Money in the Bank Qualifying Match)
Heels get Bliss isolated early, working her over, grinding her down, she blocks a bulldog out of the corner and tags Morgan in! Ducking a lariat, lighting Doudrop up with leg kicks, inverted lungblower, boots up in the corner, missile dropkick... NOPE! Double-team side slam almost ends it, Doudrop pulls Liv out to the floor but misses the senton!
ASH and Bliss at it, Alexa hooks her...
Alexa Bliss & Liv Morgan win by pinfall with a DDT from Bliss on Nikki ASH, qualifying for the Money in the Bank ladder match.
Post-match Alexa and Liv celebrate before realizing they should probably have a little bit of a standoff over the Money in the Bank briefcase.
We get a recap of Judgment Day turning on Edge last week.
Kevin Owens makes his entrance to send us to break.
Ezekiel vs. Kevin Owens
Owens sidesteps a knee and lands a superkick, follows it up with a cannonball, off the top, senton atomico... NOPE! Action to the floor, whip reversed and KO takes the post hard! Laying punches in, throwing Kev back inside, spinning spinebuster, cover for two! Action to the apron, Owens hits a knee but gets caught... ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT INTO THE STEEL STEPS AND WE GO TO BREAK!
Back from commercial, Owens is grinding him down in a reverse chinlock, mat slam as he tries and struggles out of it, off the ropes, knees up on the senton! Pop-up mule kick, Stinger Splash, block a suplex, Stunner blocked, knee into the corner and KO crashes to the floor!
Throwing a fit on the announce table while referee Aja Perera counts...
Ezekiel wins by countout.
Post-match he gets on the match and addresses his Zeke Freaks and says he’s not done with Kevin Owens, but he’s focused on Money in the Bank. He’s so Zeked up that he forgot he has some big news— Elias is coming back! He has a little age on him but he’s looking good, and he’s excited to come remind everyone what WWE stands for.
Kevin Owens spits and sputters from the ramp.
We get a recap of MVP and Cedric Alexander business.
Montel Vontavious Porter and Omos make their entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, MVP calls Cedric Alexander out.
He says he’s gotten on his last nerve and he handles rejection poorly and his desperation cost Porter and Omos their match at Hell in a Cell. It’s time for Cedric to realize he belongs down with the bottom feeders while he and the Nigerian Giant belong up there.
Cedric Alexander vs. Montel Vontavious Porter
Whip reversed, Alexander with a basement dropkick, back body drop to the apron, springboard reverse STO for two! Off the ropes, Omos runs interference, Montel drops him with a lariat, Ballin’ Elbow... NOPE! Drawing him up, Playmaker connects...
Montel Vontavious Porter wins by pinfall with the Playmaker.
AJ Styles cuts a promo about how Seth Rollins is beneath him and he’s gonna teach him to not question his killer instinct.
Seth Rollins cuts an equal and opposite promo and dedicates his victory tonight as well as his victory at Money in the Bank to the American Nightmare himself, Cody Rhodes.
AJ Styles makes his entrance to send us to break.
AJ Styles vs. Seth Rollins (Money in the Bank Qualifying Match)
Fast-paced from the jump, trading pins, Rollins cracks an elbow across his dome and follows it with mounted punches! Off the ropes, Styles nails him with a dropkick, action to the floor, whip reversed and Seth goes hard into the barricade! Back inside, AJ with a backbreaker, right hands in the ropes!
Back to the floor, Rollins sends Styles flying over the announce desk and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Rollins in control, back and forth, superkick gets a deep nearfall! Looking for Blackout, reversed, Calf Killer on in the middle of the ring! To the ropes for the break, enzuigiri gets a Pele kick and both men are down and out!
Pedigree blocked, Ushi-goroshi... NOPE! Jockeying for position in the turnbuckles, Seth goes coast to coast on the Buckle Bomb, off the top with the frog splash... NOBODY HOME! Styles Clash reversed, block the sunset flip...
Seth Rollins wins by pinfall with a victory roll pin.
Matt Riddle makes his entrance to send us to break.
Matt Riddle vs. Tommaso Ciampa
Miz is on commentary for this one.
Waistlock takedowns into a cross armbar but Ciampa deadlifts him and takes him into the corner to smash his face into the ropes! Reverse chinlock applied, a little back and forth, Tom with an ankle lock before smashing Matt’s foot into the mat! Kneepad down, running knee, cover for two!
Underhooks, Fairytale Ending blocked, duck a lariat, ripcord knee connects! Riddle goes up top and hits the corkscrew moonsault! Going to that special place...
Matt Riddle wins by pinfall with an RKO.
We get a recap of Rhea Ripley becoming #1 contender to the Raw Women’s Championship.
Bianca Belair makes her entrance to get interviewed in the ring and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Bianca Belair is interviewed in the ring.
She says at Money in the Bank she’s gonna show Rhea Ripley that she doesn’t just talk the talk, but she walks the walk, and she’s gonna leave as champion.
Rhea appears on the tron and says she’s all talk but Judgment Day speak through their actions, and they do what they want, when they want, and that’s why they took Edge out of the stable. Edge had the right idea but sealed his own fate, and now Judgment Day are all equals.
Bianca cares what everyone thinks, even these half-witted nobodies, and Ripley doesn’t have to tell anyone she’s intimidating, she just is, and now she’s gonna be a two-time Raw Women’s Champion.
We see Austin Theory backstage getting his pump on in a noxiously green hallway when an interview rolls up.
He says he’s got everything right and he shouldn’t be explaining himself because he’s just on a different level these days, and he’s gonna prove to the All Mighty that he’s not on his level and that he’s the best investment Mr. McMahon has ever made.
Alpha Academy make their entrance to send us to break.
Chad Gable vs. Mustafa Ali
Ali with arm drags, running hot, shushing the crowd, duck a lariat, side headlock, shot off, up and over, Gable catches him with a double knee bow-and-arrow! Bridging Tiger suplex, dragging Mustafa into position, nobody home on the moonsault! Off the ropes, duck a lariat, Axe Bomber!
Smashing Gable into the turnbuckles, uppercut, tornado DDT, waistlock in the corner...
Chad Gable wins by pinfall with the Chaos Theory.
Rey Mysterio makes his entrance to send us to break.
Rey Mysterio vs. Veer Mahaan
Mysterio ducking and dodging, Mahaan drops him and puts boots to him, whip across, slide under, basement dropkick, front kick, off the ropes but Veer decks him with a shoulder block! Chucking Rey out of the ring like a sack of potatoes, Mahaan follows after him and throws him back inside.
Whip across, Mysterio takes the turnbuckles hard sternum-first, Veer beating him down in the corner, whip across, sidestep the body avalanche, Rey puts Mahaan hard into the post and he falls to the floor where he destroys Dominik Mysterio! Back inside, Mysterio with a dropkick, duck a lariat, Veer catches the crossbody... BOSSMAN SLAM!
Veer Mahaan wins by pinfall with a Bossman Slam.
Commentary hypes up some stuff for next week, including Asuka and Becky Lynch in a Money in the Bank qualifier and an Elias concert.
Austin Theory makes his entrance to send us to break.
Austin Theory vs. Bobby Lashley (Theory Invitational Pose-Down)
Adam Pearce plays host for our pose-down.
He explains that our categories are double bicep, side chest, and most muscular, but Theory berates him for screwing up the introduction.
Adam tells him to get on the podium right now or be disqualified, so he does and does his poses.
Bobby Lashley says he’ll kick his ass in the ring and on the podium, and he goes through the poses, flexing Austin into running away in shame.
Pearce now goes to determine the winner by applause but Theory tells him to shut up and let him do it. The crowd is unanimously behind Lashley...
Bobby Lashley wins by popular acclaim.
Afterwards, Theory challenges him to one more pose, and squirts baby oil in his eyes! After he gets Bob good and wet he dropkicks him out of the ring and hops back up on the podium with his United States Championship and takes a few selfies!
That’s the show, folks.