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WWE Raw results, live blog (Sept. 19, 2022): Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Sept. 19, 2022) from the SAP Center in San Jose, California, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for early next month in Philadelphia.

Advertised for tonight: Bobby Lashley puts the United States championship on the line in a match against Seth Rollins. The latter has been talking about going for gold, and now he gets a chance at the current top title on the red brand. Elsewhere, Kevin Owens goes one-on-one with Austin Theory. All that 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.


Remember the day we learned to fly in the summer sky, when all the birds were dyin’? Strange figures floating in the light, when someone caught our sight. They knew to keep their silence, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with the intro video.

Bobby Lashley (c) vs. Seth Rollins (WWE United States Championship)

Collar and elbow, Lashley shoves Rollins aside! Seth with a side headlock, Bob shrugs him off, they go forehead to forehead, Rollins slaps him! Dive to the floor, Lashley catches him but Seth slips out and posts the All Mighty! Back inside, off the top, Bob looking for the Hurt Lock but Rollins puts him into the turnbuckles to block!

Superkicks, off the ropes, Blackout... LASHLEY BLOCKS BY POSTING HARD ON HIS HANDS! Back elbow, a lariat sends Rollins to the floor and us to break!

Back from commercial, Rollins hits a double knee armbreaker, a Sling Blade, cover for two! A keylock applied, Lashley slings him off, scoops him up, Seth slips away to the apron and snaps his arm over the top rope! Diving knee, cover... NOPE! Arm drag, leg drop, short armscissors applied!

Lashley with a counter slam, to the floor, Seth dives and dives again! Lashley puts him into the ringpost and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Bob stacks him up in the corner and hammers him with back elbows! Swinging neckbreaker, front kick, Canadian Backbreaker and into the Yokosuka Cutter... NOPE! Following it up, high angle on the reverse STO... NOT ENOUGH! Up in the turnbuckles, jockeying for position, Seth gets the Buckle Bomb! Off the top, frog splash... LASHLEY WON’T STAY DOWN!

Arm-trap crossface applied, shifting to overhead elbows after Bob breaks his grip, underhooks, back body drop, Rollins hangs in there but Lashley counters to a victory roll pin for two! Up on his shoulder, running powerslam connects! Bobby marching to the corner, lying in wait... SPEAR COUNTERED INTO A PEDIGREE BUT BOB KICKS OUT!

Up top, Phoenix Splash, nobody home, Seth pops right back up, Blackout dodged and the Hurt Lock is on! Rollins flagging but not failing, he steps up the turnbuckles, shades of Hart/Piper but Lashley keeps his wits about him and kicks out! Referee Shaun Bennett distracted and Seth kicks Bob in the gentleman’s area!

Matt Riddle comes down to even the odds, Rollins is distracted and turns around into a ready Lashley...

Bobby Lashley wins by pinfall with a spear to retain the WWE United States Championship.

We see Damage CTRL rolling up in the loading dock and are promised a championship celebration, after the break.

Back from commercial we get a media hype reel for WarGames at Survivor Series.

Damage CTRL make their entrance driving a Damage CTRL branded golf cart.

They get in the ring and on the mic and talk up winning the tag titles. Bayley doesn’t appreciate the boos and mocks the local sports club. IYO SKY says they’re in control now and speaks in Japanese and Dakota Kai talks at length about Bayley beating Bianca Belair and says she should just pack it up and go home.

Enter Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss, and Asuka.

Bianca tells them off for running their mouths and says now they’ll have to teach them some respect. Bayley chastises Belair for a lack of patience and says she needs to see the long game and the big picture, like she does, and they’re not fighting again until she says so.

She runs down Alexa and Asuka as mere accessories and Bliss threatens violence, they bicker back and forth and Bliss challenges Bayley to a match and threatens to bite her. The heels get shoved to the floor and that’s that.

We see Austin Theory working out backstage and we go to break.

Austin Theory vs. Kevin Owens

Theory attacks Owens before the bell and lays him out!

We get the bell, KO rushes him and beats him down! Off the ropes, big lariat, a senton, Austin on the run! Down and out in the corner, he dodges the cannonball but Kev stops short of it himself! To the floor, ramming Owens into the apron and the announce desk, but KO lays him out and goes back in the ring briefly!

Theory trips him on the apron and follows it with a neckbreaker to the floor that sends us to break.

Back from commercial, hard whip from Theory sets Owens up for a reverse chinlock and then a side headlock, trying to grind him down. Whip across, KO snaps off a DDT for some breathing room! Pressing the attack, big lariat, cover for two! Off the ropes, pop-up powerbomb and Stunner both blocked, A-Town Down denied, superkick out of the corner!

Owens up top, senton atomico... NO GOOD! Back up top, Kev and Austin argue over who is whom’s daddy and brawl in the turnbuckles! Avalanche fisherman buster blocked, headbutts and a slap knock Theory down, KO perches... DOUBLE JUMP MOONSAULT NOBODY HOME! ROLLING THUNDER SHIRANUI FOR TWO!

Crossleg brainbuster over the knee connects... STILL NO! Johnny Gargano at ringside, he takes the Money in the Bank briefcase, Theory is distracted, Owens hits the cannonball senton! Off the ropes...

Kevin Owens wins by pinfall with the pop-up powerbomb!

Post-match, Gargano gives the briefcase back by dropping it into Austin’s groin.

We get a recap of Judgment Day offering Matt Riddle a spot in their faction, his rejection thereof, and his loss to Finn Balor from last week.

Matt Riddle is interviewed backstage.

He says interfering in our opening contest was just a little taste of what he has for Seth Rollins and he’s going to make him pay. He wants to help Rey Mysterio get sweet vengeance tonight and says Judgment Day dress like the goth kids from South Park.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of the build for Logan Paul vs. Roman Reigns at Crown Jewel.

Brawling Brutes make their entrance, sans Sheamus, and get on the mic.

Pete Dunne says it’s fight night and Ridge Holland says they’re gonna win the tag titles by smashing the Usos and then they’ll run the tag division.

Enter Street Profits.

They get on the mic and congratulate the Brutes on their #1 contender’s win and introduce themselves before saying that they may have beat a bunch of other teams, but they’ve never beat them. Ridge challenges them to put their money where their mouth is and the Profits get in the ring to whoop their ass!

Brawling Brutes (Pete “Butch” Dunne & Ridge Holland) vs. Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)

Back from commercial, match in progress, Dawkins shoots Holland off and eats a shoulder block! Angelo with a dropkick, to the corner, tag to Ford, crossbody, only two! Tag to Dunne, he goes after Montez’s arm, wrenching it around in a wristlock, and Ford gets away with a chop!

Off the ropes, slide under, backflip evasion, whip reversed, boot up in the corner! Dropkick takes Butch out, tag to Dawkins, double back suplex! Dunne stomps Dawkins’ bicep, tag to Holland! Jockeying over a suplex, Angelo with a hard right hand and a tag! Ford off the top, big diving crossbody connects!

Clear the apron, Ridge comes from behind, back suplex, lands on his feet, side kick, front kick, enzuigiri, off the ropes, Holland with a lariat! Brutes get Ford in the ropes, double sledge, Ridge with a suplex over the ropes and back inside for two and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Brutes still in control on Ford, he gets away and tags Dawkins in! Brutes manage to keep him from doing too much damage, assisted slam gets a deep two! Dunne back in, snapping off a triangle choke with aplomb, Angelo deadlifts him, tag to Ford... BLOCKBUSTER POWERBOMB BUT HOLLAND BREAKS IT UP!

Pete with a waistlock, blind tag and a standing switch, Dawkins comes in with a Pounce! Tag to Holland, little bit of a hoss fight, falling lariat sends Ridge flying! Montez tags in, off the ropes... TOPE CON GIRO! Electric chair, Dunne breaks it up by snapping Ford’s fingers, Holland puts Dawkins into the turnbuckles!

Tag made, up for a slam...

Brawling Brutes win by pinfall with a kick-assisted powerslam.

We get a recap of Edge giving Dominik Mysterio his receipts last week and the beating he got from Judgment Day in the aftermath.

Rey Mysterio is interviewed backstage.

He says if he knew how resentful Dominik was maybe he could have saved him from Judgment Day, and Edge may be sidelined for now but he can’t be held down for long, and he just hopes his son will find his way back to his family.

Matt Riddle rolls up to ask him if he’s ready to drop the hammer of justice on Judgment Day, and they walk off together to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Johnny Gargano runs into Alpha Academy.

He tries to brush past them but they accost him over costing their close, personal friend Austin Theory a win. Austin has something he’ll never have, strength in numbers, because when you mess with Theory, you mess with the Academy.

Kevin Owens appears next to Johnny and says actually since Gargano had his back earlier, they have a problem with him, too. Chad Gable proposes a tag team match next week! KO says he loves beating Chad in his home country, and next week’s show is in Edmonton!

Gable panics and tries to move it to the next week but KO isn’t having it and the match is on!

Judgment Day make their entrance and get on the mic.

Rhea Ripley says they took everyone in front of them out last week and proved once again that they run Monday Night Raw. And now with Dominik at their side, no one will stop them, especially not his old man. Finn Balor says Dom is a brave man and Damian Priest says he loves him and says he no longer walks in a shadow and is now willing to fight his own battles.

Dom tries to get on the mic but the crowd boos him to hell and he has trouble getting started. He says he couldn’t be prouder to be standing with his new family, his REAL family, the Judgment Day. Finn asks one of the ringside photographers to take a family photo.

Rey Mysterio and Matt Riddle make their entrance to send us to break.

Judgment Day (Damian Priest & Finn Balor) vs. Matt Riddle & Rey Mysterio

Riddle and Balor to start, circling, collar and elbow, kidney punches from Finn, putting Matt into the corner for kicks and body blows and a tag to Priest! Quick tags, whip across, up and over, roundhouse kick sets up the rolling Karelin lifts and a tag to Mysterio! Assisted leg drop, cover for two, Damian legal again!

Float out of a slam, off the ropes, Priest drops Rey with a lariat! Choking him in the ropes, working Mysterio over at length as the heat segment rolls on! Balor with the Three Amigos, but Rey counters the last one after the shimmy! Enzuigiri clears the path and Riddle tags in!

Lighting Balor up with palm strikes, off the ropes, ripcord knee, Pele kick to Priest, corner to corner forearms on both men! Fisherman buster on Finn, sidestep a boot, German suplex on Damian! Standing moonsault, nobody home, high jump senton connects, Penalty Kick for two!

Judgment Day get Riddle laid out on the floor and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Judgment Day working Riddle over, scissors kick from Balor gets a deep two count! Tags made, Mysterio in hot on Balor, sunset flip, roll into a dropkick, gamengiri from the apron, Rey off the top, seated senton! Off the ropes, duck a lariat, big crossbody, only two!

Mounted punches in the corner, Balor slips out and trips Mysterio into the turnbuckles! Inverted facelock countered with a kick, off the ropes, la casadora puts Finn in the ropes but Priest pulls Rey out of the ring! Riddle with a Penalty Kick off the apron and a corkscrew Asai Moonsault to stop Damian!

Tijeras gets Finn in the ropes, off the ropes... 619! Up top, but Rhea Ripley runs interference, Seth Rollins attacks Riddle and gets a chair but Mysterio takes it away and runs him off! Checking on Riddle, confronting Dominik, who offers his chin up to his father for a shot!

Rey is conflicted briefly but drops the chair and gets back in the ring! Finn takes him out with a forearm, tag to Priest, a chokeslam, tag back, Balor off the top...

Judgment Day win by pinfall with a Coup de Grace from Finn Balor on Rey Mysterio.

We get a recap of the Miz/Lumis intrigue from last week.

Miz and Tommaso Ciampa are seen walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Seth Rollins and Matt Riddle are brawling as referees and road agents try to pull them apart!

Rollins tells him to name the time and the place and Riddle challenges him to the Fight Pit!

Miz and Ciampa are in the ring to welcome us to MizTV.

The A-Lister says he’s the victim of a deranged madman, and it was fine as long as Dexter Lumis was just interfering with his work, but invading his home is a step too far. He’s sick of always looking over his shoulder and relates a story about his daughter Madison’s third birthday party a few days ago and how he punched a Minion because he thought Dexter might be in the suit.

He’s going crazy and all people can say is “what did he do” but the question should be “why me”, so he wants Lumis to come out here now man to man, face to face. He calls on Dexter as we see a Bowie knife pierce the mat and cut a hole in the ring. He calls Lumis a weak-minded sociopath and says he’s gonna kick his ass next time he sees him.

He wanders aimlessly closer to the hole, Dexter pops up out of it, and the A-Lister turns to see him! He runs away but Lumis starts pulling him under the ring! Ciampa manages to save him and stops Dexter from pulling him under in the aftermath! Miz inspects the hole and Lumis pops out of it, face to face, sending the A-Lister running!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, commentary hypes up next week’s matches.

Judgment Day are interviewed backstage.

They say it’s time to celebrate but Dom makes like he has to check on his dad before saying he’s kidding and he wants to go celebrate with Priest, because he has a new mommy now. Damian says he’ll kick Riddle’s ass one more time next week, and they walk off to go party.

Finn stops them around the corner and asks to handle this himself, and he sees AJ Styles talking on his phone. He asks AJ if he’s fading him, and Styles says they haven’t spoken because Balor turned his back on him and joined Judgment Day. Finn says he never turned his back on AJ and asks if there’s been one moment he hasn’t had his back.

Styles admits he’s right but says he wants no part of Judgment Day. Finn plays the “you know me” card and says he was looking for a friend but AJ seems to be looking for a fight. He gets in Styles face and backs off with a hug before saying the offer still stands and throwing up a Too Sweet and leaving.

We get an Alexa Bliss hype reel, then our main event entrances and we go to break.

Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley

Circling, Bliss goes behind for a sleeper but Bayley shrugs her off! Back up for the sleeper, the Role Model backs her into the corner and slings her off overhead! Alexa with a heel trip, stalking after her, arm wringer, stepover knee drop armbreaker, another one, big right hand!

Bayley comes back with some right hands of her own, choking Bliss in the ropes, Alexa turns her around, tijeras into knees in the ropes, giant step and stomps, Bayley knocks her to the apron with a pump kick! Bliss shoves her off, slide under, jockeying for position, Bayley gets Alexa on the apron and smashes her knee into the ring!

Cover off a sliding lariat, action to the floor and Bayley lays the cover of the announce desk across the apron before putting Bliss on the table. Kicks send her flying, Alexa goes for it, cannonball off the table! Clutching her knee, Bliss can barely stand and we go to break!

Back from commercial, Bayley has an inverted half-crab on but Bliss fights out of it! Double lariat, the lights flicker, the Role Model presses the attack and chokes her in the ropes before working an inverted stepover toehold. Alexa throwing kicks for a comeback, Nodowa Otoshi into Insault to Injury, cover... NOPE!

Inside cradle, still just two, folding press, trading nearfalls to no avail! Bayley-to-Belly blocked, cover for two, kick connects, Bayley-to-Belly... ALEXA BLISS KICKS OUT! Setting her up top, looking for the avalanche, Alexa fights out, Yoshi Tonic out of the corner... STILL NO!

Folding press, feet on the ropes... BIANCA BELAIR KNOCKS BAYLEY’S FEET OFF THE ROPES! Asuka lays Dakota Kai out with a backfist but a hip attack goes straight into the steel steps! Front kick from Alexa, DDT connects, dragging her into position, Kai runs interference and SKY knocks Bliss off the turnbuckles!

Bulldog headlock...

Bayley wins by pinfall with the Roseplant.

Post-match, Damage CTRL put boots to Bliss and fend off a save from Asuka! Bianca Belair runs in and briefly takes charge but That Damn Numbers Game overwhelms her! Bayley lays her out with an elbow and hits the Roseplant!

Bayley challenges Bianca to a title match at Extreme Rules!

That’s the show, folks.

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