WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (June 6, 2022) from the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin, featuring all the fallout from the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view (PPV) that went down just last night just outside Chicago, Illinois.
Advertised for tonight: There’s a lot to figure out in the wake of Hell in a Cell, namely the fact that Cody Rhodes suffered a serious injury and word is he’ll be around to talk about what it means for the future. Meanwhile, Seth Rollins lost to Rhodes and we’ll see what’s next for him. Bianca Belair is still your Raw women’s champion, Bobby Lashley may be coming for the WWE Undisputed championship, 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 6
The governor he been long gone, anchor dropped on his front lawn. Build a keep and dig a moat, the return of the swollen goat. Can you hear the fife and drums, barnacles barking at the sun. Ain’t no chance, so don’t you try, now I’m gonna liveblog this here pro wrestling show.
The show opens with a recap of Cody Rhodes’ pectoral tear and his grueling and terrifying but excellent victory over Seth Rollins inside of Hell in a Cell.
Commentary hypes up Judgment Day introducing a new member as our 10 pm main event.
Cody Rhodes makes his entrance and gets on the mic.
He welcomes us to the show and has to pause because of raucous “thank you, Cody!” chants. He says stuff like that fills up his heart and he loves it but it’s a privilege to do what he does. He admits that tearing his pectoral tendon completely off the bone is demoralizing but he doesn’t want to be sad or melancholy or downtrodden.
We talk about his family and there’s one we haven’t been introduced to yet, his daughter. When she’s old enough he wants her to watch his match last night and know that in the darkest of times, what could have been the absolute worst night, he wasn’t cynical or jaded, he stood and fought against one of the very best wrestlers in the history of our business.
The chapter has been written, the book is closed, he is officially done with Seth Rollins. With that in mind, he wants to talk about what’s above him, the Money in the Bank briefcases. He’s never held that contract and he’s a little banged up, but in four weeks, if somehow, some way he was able to climb that ladder...
Enter Seth Rollins.
He says he still doesn’t like Cody, but what he put himself through last night earned his respect. He offers a handshake and pulls Rhodes in tight, whispering something in his ear before leaving.
A clearly affected Cody Rhodes leaves the ring... AND ROLLINS ATTACKS HIM ON THE STAGE WITH THE SLEDGEHAMMER! HE TEARS CODY’S SHIRT OFF AS REFEREES SWARM! He bends Cody’s arm back... AND STOMPS THE INJURED PECTORAL MUSCLE!
Curtis Axel stands there and does nothing as we go to break.
Back from commercial, medics attend to Cody Rhodes, who insists on standing up on his own power.
Becky Lynch vs. Dana Brooke
Lynch in control but lo and behold 24/7 Champion Akira Tozawa runs down, the title scene gives chase, Dana scoops him up...
Dana Brooke wins the 24/7 Championship.
Becky Lynch gets on the mic mid-match and says she wants the title to be on the line! If any of them interfere she’ll smash their face in! Dana is game and we go to break.
Becky Lynch vs. Dana Brooke (c) (WWE 24/7 Championship)
Lynch in control, throwing her around with relative ease when Asuka makes his entrance to distract her. Brooke with a schoolboy for a tight two, Becky destroys her with a lariat, sidestep the charge, kicks, dropkick, forearms, handspring back elbow into a bulldog... NOPE!
Dana gets a jackknife pin, Asuka holds Lynch’s leg down...
Dana Brooke wins by pinfall with a jackknife pin to retain the WWE 24/7 Championship.
Post-match, Becky Lynch is understandably apoplectic about her loss.
We get a video package celebrating 20 years since John Cena made his debut and promising his return at Raw on June 27!
The Miz makes his entrance, flanked by Maryse, to send us to break.
Back from commercial, the Miz welcomes us to MizTV.
He hypes his beautiful wife Maryse up and talks about Miz and Mrs. for a moment before passing the baton to Maryse, who complains about the city they’re in.
Enter Matt Riddle.
He babbles and then Miz speaks slowly to tell him that Randy Orton’s career is over and Riddle exists just to get beat up by the Bloodline every week. Matt tells him to shut up and that he’s tired of fighting Roman’s goons every week and he wants to fight The Big Dog himself and take the title from him.
He mocks Miz for having tiny balls but Maryse defends him saying his balls are average. Above average, even. They bicker about balls, it turns into a challenge for a match, Miz wants to fight right now and then Tommaso Ciampa attacks Riddle!
Miz says the match is on and we go to break.
Matt Riddle vs. the Miz
Riddle in control early, Miz to the floor, Maryse saves him and Matt ends up tearing his pants off! Maryse on the apron for the distraction, Miz grabs her handbag and tries to hit Riddle, Matt ducks it...
Matt Riddle wins by pinfall with the RKO.
We get an NXT 2.0 hype reel.
Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) vs. the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
Dawkins & Jimmy to start, Angelo with a tight nearfall and the Usos regroup on the floor while referee Danilo Anfibio counts. Back inside, Jey with Montez, Uso ramming him into the post, back and forth, the Usos end up back on the floor and another count ensues. Profits rally, fighting to the floor and we go to break.
Back from commercial, the Usos have Dawkins isolated, working him over, choking him in the ropes, punches in the corner, and we go to break.
Back from c ommercial, Jey with a nearfall on Montez, Uso gets passed to the floor, plancha takes him out! Jimmy off the ropes, suicide dive, Dawkins is lined up... BIG MAN TOPE CON GIRO! Back inside, Ford hits the frog splash... NOT ENOUGH! To the floor, Jey passes him into the post and throws him into the barricade but Montez ducks a kick and dumps him over the barricade while the referee counts...
Street Profits win by countout.
We get a recap of Seth Rollins’ brutal attack from earlier in the show.
Bobby Lashley makes his entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Bobby Lashley is in the ring and on the mic.
He says it didn’t have to end like this between he and Montel Vontavious Porter. He felt like MVP was his family and at Hell in a Cell they had every advantage against him and he still beat them. Never interrupt your enemies while they make a mistake, and the biggest mistake Porter made was stabbing him in the back.
He’s been thinking about what’s next—
Enter Austin Theory.
He says Lashley came out here and stole his spotlight, and Bobby’s only out here because somebody helped him with his match, but he won all by himself, so with all due respect, get out of his ring. Bob challenges him to a match, but first Austin wants him to check out his bicep.
Lashley flexes on him and challenges him to make the match for the title. Theory says Bob’s beaten a lot of guys but he’s never beaten Austin.
The Mysterios make their entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a social media roundup covering a post-attack Seth Rollins tweet.
Veer Mahaan gets an inset promo about how he’s going to enjoy crushing Dominik Mysterio while his father watches.
Dominik Mysterio vs. Veer Mahaan
Mysterio with a go-behind, standing switch, waistlock takedown, to the floor, Mahaan chasing him around, Dom running fast, Veer furious, baseball slide catches him! Dom throwing hands, Gallon Throw to the apron, Mysterio with front kicks, slingshot dropkick, guillotine leg drop, off the ropes, flying body press connects!
Big right hands, fireman’s carry, Dominik to the apron, shoulder thrusts, mat slam on the apron! Tossing Mysterio into his father, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Mahaan has the trapezius claw in, Mysterio slips out, sidesteps the corner body avalanche, another one, Veer lands a back elbow, but Dom sidesteps a charge and Mahaan goes hard into the post! Corner 619, tornado DDT blocked, and Veer hits the huge lariat!
Big seated senton, Rey Mysterio’s had enough and comes in with a dropkick...
Veer Mahaan wins by disqualification.
Post-match, Rey hits a 619 on him!
After a video package about their match last night, Judgment Day make their entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Rhea Ripley talks about how control is an illusion and Judgment Day cannot be controlled and their message is spreading like wildfire.
Damian Priest says she speaks the truth and their destiny has no limitations and Rhea’s destiny is to once again be the Raw Women’s Championship and she’ll be one step closer to omnipotent when she wins her #1 contender’s match tonight and beats Bianca Belair at Money in the Bank.
Edge takes the mic and says he’s ready to introduce their new member...
He shakes Edge’s hand and Edge talks about the look in his eyes last night and Finn says that look was clarity that joining Judgment Day was a calling and he refuses to fight that calling any longer. Damian Priest puts Edge over as one of the greatest of all time and they’re ready to ditch the last bits of limitations holding them back...
...which is Edge.
PRIEST TAKES EDGE’S HEAD OFF WITH A LARIAT AND JUDGMENT DAY BEATS HIM DOWN! COUP DE GRACE! They take Edge to the floor, Damian hoists him up... RAZOR’S EDGE THROUGH THE ANNOUNCE TABLE! Back inside, Balor steps on his neck, Ripley kicks a support strut out of a steel chair and chokes Edge out with an arm-trap crossface using the strut!
Referees and road agents swarm, Rhea Ripley whacks Shawn Daivari with a steel chair and Priest hits the Con-Chair-To!
We get a pride month bumper from my fellow lesbian Sonya Deville, which is pretty cool actually, and then we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a recap of what we just saw, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)
Cedric Alexander vs. Omos
This is a squash...
Omos wins by pinfall with the chokebomb.
Post-match, the Dirty Dawgz make their entrance for an interview. Montel Vontavious Porter runs in and yells at them for trying to steal Omos’ thunder and Dolph Ziggler superkicks his head off!
Alpha Academy make their entrance and we go to break.
Ezekiel vs. Otis Dozovic
Ezekiel laying forearms in, whip reversed, Otis destroys him with an uraken! Big overhead belly-to-belly, only a two count, standing neck crank, Zeke off the ropes lariats on lariats, float over a slam, knee lift, crucifix...
Ezekiel wins by pinfall with a crucifix.
Post-match, Ezekiel gets on the mic and says everybody deserves a second chance and he wants a rematch against Kevin Owens next week.
Enter Kevin Owens.
He gets on the mic and says he beat the hell out of him last night but he’s feeling generous and if he wants a match next week, he’s got it! ...on one condition. First he has to admit to the world right now that he’s Elias. He gets in the ring and gets in Zeke’s face about it.
Ezekiel says he’s got him, he admits it. Kevin Owens demands he look him in the eyes and say it. He looks in KO’s eyes and admits that his name is Elias. Kev calls him a liar and says he wins, and Zeke asks if he has his rematch. KO says he does and Ezekiel says he didn’t think it was that easy.
All he had to do is take a page out of the Kevin Owens playbook. KO is confused and Ezekiel says he lied, he’s Ezekiel, and lays him out with a knee!
We get a recap of the women’s three-way from last night.
Bianca Belair makes her entrance and joins commentary to send us to break.
Back from commercial we see the local sporting team in the front row.
We get another recap of Judgment Day turning on Edge.
Some entrances for our main event follow to send us to break.
Alexa Bliss vs. Doudrop vs. Liv Morgan vs. Rhea Ripley (WWE Raw Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Match)
Pairing off immediately, Liv and Rhea on one side and Doudrop and Bliss on the other. The taller women prevail and start slugging it out with forearms, Doudrop with overhead elbows, Ripley slips out, waistlock into the ropes, the short women pull the Scot out of the ring and Morgan rolls back in to fight Rhea!
Alexa in, lighting Ripley up with kicks, Rhea goozles her, big knee lift, clubbing blows, putting boots to her in the corner, drawing her up, trading strikes, Liv nailing everybody with dropkicks, Doudrop lays her out with one of her own and stands tall and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Doudrop with a Cobra Clutch on Alexa Bliss, she struggles so she gets dropped with a lariat! Morgan comes in, Codebreaker, Rhea cuts her off, duck a lariat, shotgun dropkick, the match breaks down into “everybody do something cool” territory.
Body avalanche, powerbomb... NOPE! Doudrop stomping at Bliss, jockeying for position with Ripley... TOWER OF DOOM! Morgan and Bliss with stereo nearfalls in the aftermath, they turn on each other and trade schoolboy pins, small package, rolling it around the ring... NO DICE!
Alexa hits the DDT, up top... TWISTED BLISS BUT THE KNEES ARE UP! Doudrop dumps her out of the ring, springboard Codebreaker, Nikki ASH breaks ObLIVion up, diving crossbody gets countered with a Michinoku Driver... LIV KICKS OUT! Rhea gets the pumphandle...
Rhea Ripley wins by pinfall with Riptide on Doudrop to become #1 contender to the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.
Post-match Judgment Day gather in the ring and stare Bianca Belair down.
That’s the show, folks.