WWE Raw Results (4/25/22): RK-BRO, Cody Rhodes and Ezekiel vs. Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and The Usos

April 25, 2022
Thompson Boling Arena
Knoxville, Tennessee

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Commentators: (Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton)

Transcription by Josh Lopez

Randy Orton’s 20th Anniversary

First Match: Bianca BelAir (c) vs. Sonya Deville In A No Disqualification Match For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. BelAir applies a side headlock. Deville whips BelAir across the ring. BelAir drops Deville with a shoulder tackle. Deville regroups on the outside. Deville pulls BelAir out of the ring. Deville slams BelAir’s head on the ring apron. BelAir launches Deville over the announce table. Deville nullifies the referee’s count-out decision and restarts the match. BelAir and Deville are trading back and forth shots. Deville drives BelAir back first into the apron. Deville throws BelAir into the ringside barricade. BelAir shoves Deville. BelAir goes for a Bodyslam, but Deville lands back on her feet. Deville tugs on BelAir’s braid. BelAir launches Deville into the time keepers area. Deville delivers multiple chair shots. The referee calls for the disqualification, but Deville continues to abuse her power and decides to restart the match again, no count-outs and no disqualifications. Carmella and Queen Zelina make their down  the ring. Deville has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Deville with heavy bodyshots. BelAir kicks Deville in the face. BelAir decks Carmella with a back elbow smash. BelAir hits The SpineBuster. BelAir transitions into a ground and pound attack. Vega applies The Sleeper Hold. Deville kicks BelAir in the gut. Double Irish Whip. Deville with a running shoulder block. BelAir launches Vega over the top rope. BelAir rocks Vega with a forearm smash. BelAir dumps Carmella out of the ring. BelAir side steps Deville into the turnbuckles. BelAir with a forearm smash. Deville sends BelAir face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Deville grabs the steel chair. Deville drops BelAir with The DDT on the chair for a two count. Vega wedged a chair in between the turnbuckles. BelAir drives Deville face first into the wedged chair. BelAir blasts Vega off the apron. BelAir with a Handspring Kick to Carmella. BelAir connects with The KOD to pickup the victory.

Winner: Still WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Bianca BelAir via Pinfall 

Second Match: Veer Mahaan vs. Stan Smothers 

Vee drops Smothers with The Big Boot. Veer whips Smothers into the turnbuckles. Veer levels Smothers with The Body Avalanche. Veer delivers The Million Dollar Arm. Veer with a Seated Senton. Veer makes Smothers tap out to The Cervical Clutch. After the match, Veer drives Smothers shoulder first into the steel ring post. Veer goes back to The Cervical Clutch. Veer poses for the crowd. Veer connects with The SpineBuster into the announce table. Veer reapplies The Cervical Clutch on the announce table.

Winner: Veer Mahaan via Submission 

Third Match: Reginald Thomas & Dana Brooke vs. Akira Tozawa & Tamina In A Mixed Tag Team Match With R-Truth Serving As The Special Guest Referee

Reginald Thomas and Akira Tozawa will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Tozawa whips Thomas across the ring. Tozawa with a Hip Toss. Thomas kicks Tozawa in the faces. Thomas with a deep arm-drag. Thomas applies an arm-bar. Brooke and Tamin are tagged in. Brooke ducks a clothesline from Tamina. Tamina goes for a Bodyslam, but Brooke lands back on her feet. Brooke kicks Tamina in the gut. Tamina reverses out of the irish whip from Brooke. Tamina nearly makes out with Brooke.

Tozawa tags himself in. Thomas matrix under a clothesline from Tozawa. Thomas with a Twisting Crossbody Block. Tozawa avoids The SomerSault Seated Senton. Tozawa with a Windmill Kick. Tozawa crawls under Thomas. Tozawa drops Thomas with another Windmill Kick. Tozawa connects with The Senton Bomb to pickup the victory. After the match, Tamina pulls Brooke down to the mat. Truth shoves Tozawa into Tamina. Brooke avoids The Schoolboy Rollup from Truth. Brooke can’t believe that Truth would try to steal the 24/7 Title from her.

Winner: Akira Tozawa & Dana Brooke via Pinfall

Becky Lynch & Asuka Segment 

Becky Lynch: Three Years. It’s been three years since I walked out on Raw without my championship. Three years and nobody was able to beat me for that title. And I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t wanted to show my face on Raw because I don’t know who Becky Lynch is without that title. I’ve grown so accustomed to looking in the mirror and seeing a champion that after WrestleMania, I didn’t recognize myself anymore. I’ve hit rock bottom, that’s it. I’ve hit rock bottom, that’s all I have to say. Wait a minute, if I hit rock bottom, that means there’s nowhere else to go but up.

This isn’t the end. No, no, no, this is just the beginning. This is the beginning of a legendary Becky Lynch comeback. Nobody does a comeback better than me. No, I can’t stay down wallowing with the schlubs of the earth. No, I’m like an arrow that’s being pulled back so I can shoot into heights unknown. And you, you all get to witness and be inspired by my rise, by my climb back to my prize, my title, my precious when I overcome your hometown girl Bianca BelAir and then I’ll be the champion again. And nobody will ever be able to beat me. I’ll be the champion forever. No, no, no, nobody’s going to be able to stop me. Not Bianca, not Sonya, not Liv, not Dana Brooke, etc.

– Asuka makes her way down to the ring.

Asuka: I will stop you because no one is ready for Asuka.

Asuka ducks a clothesline from Becky. Becky dodges The Spinning Back Fist and retreats to the outside.

Fourth Match: Damian Priest w/Edge vs. Finn Balor 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Balor drop steps into a side headlock. Priest whips Balor across the ring. Priest drops Balor with a shoulder tackle. Priest launches Balor to the corner. Priest with two haymakers. Priest kicks Balor in the gut. Prest uppercuts Balor. Priest applies a wrist lock. Priest with the irish whip. Balor side steps Priest into the turnbuckles. Balor with heavy bodyshots. Balor clotheslines Priest over the top rope. Priest pulls Balor out of the ring. Balor is throwing haymakers at Priest. Priest punches Balor in the back. Priest delivers The Razor’s Edge into the ring apron. Priest has complete control of the match during the commercial break.

Priest applies the cravate. Priest drives his knee into the midsection of Balor. Priest sends Balor to the corner. Balor kicks Priest in the face. Balor with a flying forearm smash. Priest reverses out of the irish whip from Balor. Balor ducks a clothesline from Priest. Balor with a running forearm smash. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor follows that with a Double Foot Stomp. Short-Arm Reversal by Balor. Balor with The Spin Out Elbow Drop for a two count. Balor kicks Priest in the ribs. Balor with a hamstring kick. Priest delivers his combination offense. Balor hits The SlingBlade. Priest goes for The Chokeslam, but Balor rolls him over for a two count. Balor side steps Priest into the turnbuckles. Balor with an Apron Enzuigiri. Balor prepares for The Coupe De Grace. Balor gets distracted by Edge. Priest Chokeslams Balor. Priest connects with a Lifting Flatliner to pickup the victory.

Winner: Damian Priest via Pinfall 

Miz TV With Special Guests: Austin Theory & Mustafa Ali 

Fifth Match: The Miz vs. Mustafa Ali 

Wrist Lock Exchange. Miz with a straight right hand. Miz applies a side headlock. Ali reverses the hold. Miz sends Ali to the corner. Ali dives over Miz. Ali taunts Miz. Ali ducks a clothesline from Miz. Ali with a knife edge chop. Ali punches Miz. Miz drops Ali with The Big Boot. Miz stomps on Ali’s back. Miz uses the middle rope as a weapon. Miz fish hooks Ali. Miz kicks the back of Ali’s head for a one count. Miz with a Seated Senton. Miz continues to fish hook Ali. Miz applies a rear chin lock. Ali with heavy bodyshots. Ali unloads two knife edge chops. Miz reverses out of the irish whip from Ali. Miz delivers The Kitchen Sink. Miz with a Running Boot for a two count. Chop Exchange. Miz with a reverse hammer throw into the turnbuckles. Miz transitions into a ground and pound attack. Miz rams his forearm across Ali’s face. Miz stomps on Ali’s chest.

Miz with clubbing IT Kicks! Miz poses for the crowd. Ali avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Ali drops Miz with a Spinning Heel Kick. Ali with two haymakers. Miz reverses out of the irish whip from Ali. Ali ducks a clothesline from Miz. Ali dropkicks Miz. Ali with a knife edge chop. Ali slides out of the irish whip from Miz. Ali side steps Miz into the turnbuckles. Ali with The Roll Through NeckBreaker for a two count. Miz goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Ali lands back on his feet. Ali applies a waist lock. Miz decks Ali with a back elbow smash. Ali goes for The O’Connor Roll, but Miz holds onto the ropes. Miz kicks the left knee of Ali. Miz hits The Implant DDT for a two count. Ali launches Miz over the top rope. Miz with a southpaw haymaker. Ali has Miz perched on the top turnbuckle. Miz denies The Top Rope FrankenSteiner. Miz dropkicks the left knee of Ali. Miz goes for The Figure Four Leg Lock, but Ali rolls him over for a two count. After the match, Tommaso Ciampa attacks Ali on the stage.

Winner: Mustafa Ali via Pinfall 

Updated WWE WrestleMania Backlash 2022 Match Card 

1.) Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ronda Rousey In An I Quit Match For The WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship

2.) Cody Rhodes vs. Seth Rollins

3.) RK-BRO (c) vs. The Usos (c) In A Winner Takes All Tag Team Championship Unification Match

4.) Edge w/Damian Priest vs. AJ Styles

5.) Baron Corbin vs. Riddick Moss

6.) Bobby Lashley vs. Omos w/MVP

Sixth Match: RK-BRO, Cody Rhodes and Ezekiel vs. Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and The Usos In A 8-Man Tag Team Match 

Ezekiel attacks Owens before the bell rings. All hell is breaking loose in Knoxville. Team Orton clears the ring. Ezekiel with a side headlock takeover. Jimmy whips Ezekiel across the ring. Ezekiel drops Jimmy with a shoulder tackle. Jimmy drops down on the canvas. Jimmy leapfrogs over Ezekiel. Ezekiel sends Jimmy into the ropes. Ezekiel kicks Jimmy in the face. Ezekiel with the backslide cover for a one count. Ezekiel with a Deadlift Delayed Vertical Suplex for a two count. Ezekiel applies a wrist lock. Ezekiel lifts Jimmy up in the air. Ezekiel tags in Riddle. Riddle with a Mid-Kick. Following a snap mare takeover, Riddle tags in Orton. Assisted Floating BRO. Orton delivers The Garvin Stomp. Orton with a knee smash. Orton tags in Rhodes. Rhodes repeatedly stomps on Jimmy’s chest. Rhodes with a Vertical Toss. Rhodes gets distracted by Rollins. Short-Arm Reversal by Rhodes. Rhodes kicks Jimmy in the gut. Rhodes drops down uppercut. Jey made the blind tag. Rhodes dumps Jimmy out of the ring. Jey hits The Samoan Drop for a one count. Jey is throwing haymakers at Rhodes. Jey applies a front face lock. Rhodes with two haymakers. Rhodes kicks Jey. Jey uppercuts Rhodes. Jey tags in Jimmy.

Wish Bone Attack. Jimmy uses the middle rope as a weapon. Owens kicks Rhodes in the face. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey with a flying forearm smash. Jey tags in Rollins. Rhodes side steps Rollins into the turnbuckles. Rollins kicks Orton off the ring apron. Rhodes tags in Ezekiel. Ezekiel clotheslines Rollins. Ezekiel scores the elbow knockdown. Ezekiel whips Rollins across the ring. Rollins kicks Ezekiel in the chest. Ezekiel with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ezekiel with The SpineBuster for a two count. Ezekiel plays to the crowd. Ezekiel goes for The Press Slam, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins sends Ezekiel chest first into the turnbuckles. Riddle tags himself in. Riddle ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Riddle with an Overhead Kick. Riddle pops back on his feet. Riddle with The Exploder Suplex. Riddle goes for The BROTon, but Rollins gets his knees up in the air. Riddle decks Rollins with a back elbow smash. Jimmy runs interference. Rollins with The Reverse SuperPlex.

Team Usos has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Rollins applies a rear chin lock. Riddle with heavy bodyshots. Rollins drives his knee into the midsection of Riddle. Rollins sends Riddle to the corner. Riddle decks Rollins with a back elbow smash. Riddle with The Floating BRO. Rollins tags in Jimmy. Jimmy with a falling sledge for a two count. Jimmy applies a rear chin lock. Riddle gets back to a vertical base. Riddle knocks Rollins off the apron. Jimmy clotheslines Riddle. Jimmy applies The Heel Hook. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey stomps on the midsection of Riddle. Jey with a Pendulum BackBreaker. Jey tags in Jimmy. Double Irish Whip into the turnbuckles. Jimmy clears the ring. Riddle kicks Jimmy in the face. Riddle dumps Rollins out of the ring. Jimmy goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Riddle lands back on his feet. Riddle drops Jimmy with The Final Flash Knee Strike. Rollins wisely pulls Orton off the apron.

Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey delivers The Running Stinkface. Jey tags in Owens. Owens lands The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Owens tags in Jey. Jey talks smack to Riddle. Riddle with two overhand chops. Riddle with forearm shivers. Misfired Toe Kicks. Jey with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Riddle tags in Orton. Orton with two clotheslines. Orton ducks a clothesline from Jey. Orton with Two Powerslams. Orton knocks Rollins and Owens off the apron. Orton prepared for The Draping DDT. Jey pulls Orton out of the ring. Orton slams Jey’s head on the announce table. Orton with Three Belly to Back Suplex’s on the announce table. Orton is fired up. Orton hits The Draping DDT. Rollins attacks Orton from behind. Rhodes ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Rhodes delivers The Disaster Kick. Orton drops Rollins with The RKO. Owens SuperKicks Rhodes. Owens kicks Orton in the gut. Orton denies The Stunner. Ezekiel punches Owens. Orton nails Owens with The RKO. Jimmy SuperKicks Ezekiel. Orton blocks a boot from Jimmy. Riddle with a Pump Knee Strike. Orton connects with The Assisted RKO. Orton plants Jey with The Mid-Air RKO to pickup the victory.

Winner: RK-BRO, Cody Rhodes and Ezekiel via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez