WWE Raw Results (10/17) - United States Championship Match, Brock Lesnar Appears, Dexter Lumis Vs. The Miz

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE Raw" on October 17, 2022, coming to you live from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma!

Brock Lesnar will be addressing the WWE Universe following his shocking return last week in Brooklyn, in which he beat down Bobby Lashley ahead of his United States Championship Match against Seth "Freakin" Rollins to cost him big. Prior to that, he hadn't been seen since facing Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns in a Last Man Standing Match. What will he have to say?

Speaking of Rollins, he will be putting his title on the line against arch-rival Matt Riddle. Riddle and Rollins have continued to have increasingly personal issues with one another over the past few months, beginning after Riddle hit an RKO off a ladder to Rollins to cost him the Money In The Bank match at the Premium Live Event in July. Rollins then injured Riddle and took him out of their scheduled match at SummerSlam before the two became involved in a number of physical and verbal confrontations. The two most recently squared off in a Fight Pit Match at Extreme Rules, which ultimately saw Riddle come out on top.

Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson of The O.C. will be in the ring for the first time since their return as they take on the Alpha Academy. Finn Balor has been looking to get AJ Styles to join Judgment Day over the past few weeks, and after the two parties got into it on the mic last week, Styles brought in Gallows and Anderson as reinforcements.

Dexter Lumis will face off with The Miz in a high stakes match. If Lumis comes out on top, then he will earn himself a WWE contract. Lumis has been stalking The Miz in an effort to take him out over the past several weeks, including watching him from his home, taking out his security personnel and crashing his birthday bash last week. Will The Miz put an end to Lumis for good, or will Lumis become an official member of the WWE roster?

Elias is also slated to appear on "Raw" in his return to the company. "The Drifter" hasn't been seen since August of 2021, but his brother, Ezekiel, made plenty of appearances in his absence and even became entangled with Kevin Owens. What will he have to say?

Brock Lesnar and Bobby Lashley Brawl

We are live! Bobby Lashley is in the ring with a mic in hand and says if Brock Lesnar has an issue with him, then they should fight about it. Lesnar's music hits and he heads to the ring. Lashley meets him on the outside and Lesnar sends him spine first into the ring apron. He pushes him into the ring post, then looks for the F-5, but Lashley escapes and sends him spine first into the ring post. He spears him through the barricade into the timekeeper's area before officials and members of the locker room pull him away. Lashley escapes from them and slams Lesnar into the announce desk. He hits a spinebuster through the announce desk before he's pulled away from Lesnar.

Back from the break, Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick greet audiences at home before running down the card for tonight's show. The O.C. then heads to the ring, followed by Alpha Academy.

The O.C. vs. Alpha Academy

Gable and Anderson begin the action. The bell rings and the two exchange submissions. Gable hits a shoulder tackle, but Anderson fires back with an arm drag and a clothesline. Gallows and Otis tag in. Gallows fires off several right hands following it up with a back elbow. Otis returns the favor before Gallows hits a big boot. Anderson tags back in and Otis tosses him on the outside. While the referee is distracted, Gable knocks him down.

Back from the break, Gallows tags in and delivers several right hands to Gable. He hits a big boot, then sends Gable to the mat. Anderson tags in and the pair look for Magic Killer, but Otis saves Gable. This allows Gable to hit a suplex, but Anderson fires back with a spinebuster. Gallows tags in and the pair hit Magic Killer for the win.

Winners: The O.C.

After the match, Judgment Day's music hits and the group head to the ring. Balor mocks Styles, Gallows and Anderson with the Two Sweet before Priest says they thought they accomplished something great last week, but all they did was guarantee that they would be cooked. Balor says he made The O.C. and will break them, then challenges them to a Six-Man Tag Team Match at Crown Jewel.

Styles says they accept the challenge, but says they should do it tonight instead. Dominik Mysterio tells him to shut his mouth unless he wants to be like his father. Styles calls Dominik "a piece of trash" and a "punk" for turning his back on his father, then asks if he can walk the walk. He challenges him to a match before Rhea Ripley accepts on his behalf and says he will drop him limb for limb. He says he's not ready right now, but when he's ready in an hour, he will mop the floor with him. Styles says he's going to "beat the piss out of him" and it will be Too Sweet.

Back from the break, we head to a video of the United States Championship Match between Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins last week. Rollins then heads to the ring.

Seth Freakin Rollins Celebrates His United States Championship Win From Last Week

Rollins welcomes fans to "Monday Night Rollins" before introducing himself. He tells all the haters to kiss his "big, red, beautiful behind" before telling those who supported him in the audience to "sing his song". He says tonight will be historic as he defends his title for the first time in the main event. He then continues on to say he will wipe the mat with Matt Riddle's face and says it was a strategic move for him to tap out at Extreme Rules. He says he did it for fans.

Mustafa Ali's music hits and he heads to the ring with a mic in hand. Ali congratulates Rollins on becoming the new United States Champion before saying Bobby Lashley promised he would be next in line for a title shot. He says he understands that things change, but his challenge remains the same and he still wants his title shot. Rollins asks Ali if he looks like Lashley, then tells him to go to the back of the line. He says Ali can either party with him and the fans or leave his ring. He says he doesn't belong there with him.

Ali takes off Rollins sunglasses and says it's not going down like that. He says he will be his next freaking problem before Rollins cuts him off and says he appreciates what he's trying to do. He says he likes Ali and recognizes his talent, then calls him a great friend and human being. He then delivers a right hand to Ali's face before beating him down and tossing him out of the ring. Rollins walks away, but Ali jumps him from behind and fires off several right hands. Rollins gains the upper hand and sends him face first into the ring post.

We then head outside the arena and see JBL's limo pulling up.

Damage CTRL (Dakota Kai and IYO SKY) vs. Bianca Belair and Candice LeRae

LeRae and SKY begin the action. The bell rings and SKY fires off right hands on LeRae. LeRae fires back with a pair of arm drags before delivering a hurricanrana and a drop kick. Belair tags in and delivers a moonsault off the ropes. She goes for a pin, but SKY kicks out. Kai tags in and Belair sends her to the mat. Kai and LeRae tag in. LeRae and Belair hit a double drop kick on Damage CTRL before LeRae takes down SKY on the outside with a baseball slide and Belair sends Kai to join her.

Back from the break, SKY has Belair in a Tarantula. Belair escapes and delivers a back breaker. Kai tags in and pulls on Belair's braid. Despite this, she makes the hot tag to LeRae. LeRae hits several forearms on Kai before hitting a hip attack and a step-up senton. She goes for a pin, but SKY breaks it up. LeRae kicks Kai, but Kai gets the upper hand and hits LeRae with a few right hands. SKY tags in and hits the double knees. She goes for a pin, but LeRae kicks out. SKY delivers a German Suplex before tagging in Kai.

Kai stomps on her face and hits a hip attack. Kai rolls up LeRae, but LeRae kicks out and makes the hot tag to Belair. SKY tags in and Belair hits a drop kick followed by a back body drop. She fires off ten right hands in the corner before LeRae makes the blind tag and the two double team on SKY. Bayley grabs a kendo stick from under the ring, but Belair takes her out and sends her over the announce desk. Back in the ring, Kai tags in and the pair hit their new finisher for the win.

Winners: Damage CTRL

We head backstage to Cathy Kelley and Matt Riddle. Kelley asks for his response to Rollins' comments earlier tonight and Riddle says he's gotten to know Rollins pretty well over the past few months. He says Rollins is like a cheap hoverboard and he can make all the excuses he wants, but he already beat him once at Extreme Rules. Riddle then runs into Ali. He says it takes lots of guts to stand up to Rollins and says if he wins, then he gets his title shot.

The pair then notice The Miz clutching his knee on the ground next to a couple of stage cases. The Miz says that he was looking over his shoulder for Lumis, but he slipped and fell. He says his knee is shattered and says he can't compete tonight. He tells them to get a doctor and they oblige.

Back from the break, we head backstage to Judgment Day. Rhea Ripley turns around and sees Cora Jade. She asks if she'll face Roxanne Perez tomorrow night in her Pick Your Poison Match and Ripley says she's in.

JBL Introduces His New Client

JBL's music hits and he heads to the ring. He says it takes a momentous occasion for him to come back to "Raw" and says he has an announcement. He says that before he does, he apologizes for doing this in Oklahoma. He compares Oklahoma to Texas before ragging on the state. He says Rey Mysterio has left "Raw" and congratulates Dominik Mysterio on figuring out that his father is "one of the worst human beings on the planet." He says there is now a space on the "Raw" roster and he's found the perfect person to fill it. He tells fans to get on their feet and put their hands to welcome Baron Corbin as the newest member of the brand.

Corbin's music hits and he heads to the ring. JBL tells fans to look at him and says he is much bigger than Rey Mysterio. He says he asked for competition and management gave him Dolph Ziggler. He says Ziggler wouldn't have made the cut in the Attitude Era and calls Corbin "a champion in any generation." He says Corbin is a "wrestling God."

Dolph Ziggler's music hits and he heads to the ring.

Baron Corbin vs. Dolph Ziggler

Back from the break, the bell rings and Ziggler delivers a series of right hands. Corbin fires back with a big boot, followed by a right hand of his own and a back elbow. He goes for a pin, but Ziggler kicks out. Ziggler hits a knee, then sends Corbin into the top turnbuckle face first. Ziggler hits several right hands, but Corbin slams him into a mat. Ziggler then beats him down before Corbin delivers a delayed inverted vertical suplex. Corbin hits a Clothesline From Hell, then sends Ziggler into the ring steps.

Back from the break, Corbin rains down several right hands on Ziggler. Ziggler fires back with a standing elbow drop, but Corbin fires back with a Fallaway Slam. Ziggler manages to hit the Famouser, then goes for a pin but Corbin kicks out. Corbin hits the Deep Six, then goes for a pin but Ziggler kicks out. The crowd cheers "Bomb Ass Corbin" as Corbin sits on the top rope. Ziggler fights his way out before hitting a drop kick and Zig Zag. He goes for a pin, but Corbin kicks out. Ziggler looks for a Super Kick, but Corbin blocks it and hits the End of Days for the win.

Winner: Baron Corbin

We head backstage to The Miz being checked on by doctors. He tells them not to touch it before Byron Saxton approaches it and asks for an update. He says he doesn't think he'll be able to compete. Saxton says custodians saw him spill water and sit on it, but Miz says that he's "very, very injured." He says he has a huge lawsuit on his hands. Johnny Gargano yells out from the entrance to the room that Dexter Lumis is nearby and he jumps off the table with no problem.

Back from the break, we head to Omos and MVP. MVP says he wants to celebrate Braun Strowman, but Omos is far from ordinary. He calls him extraordinary, then reveals that they're headed to "SmackDown" on Friday. He says monsters aren't real, but giants are.

We then head to a video of Bray Wyatt's "SmackDown" return this past Friday. We head backstage to The O.C. and Cameron Grimes approaches them. He asks if they'll be his partners on "NXT" tomorrow night against Schism before offering them money. Gallows says they're his guys and accepts the proposal.

Back from the break, The O.C. heads to the ring, followed by Judgment Day.

AJ Styles vs. Dominik Mysterio

The bell rings and Styles wastes no time. He sends Mysterio into the corner and fires off several chops. He delivers a back breaker before delivering a kick to Mysterio's head. He hits a suplex, followed by another kick to Mysterio's head. He hits ten right hands in the corner before Mysterio rolls to the outside. Styles follows him and sends him face first into the barricade. He tosses him back in the ring before Ripley taunts him. This allows Mysterio to hit a crossbody over the top and fire off several right hands. Mysterio chokes Styles on the middle rope, then fires off several kicks. He sends Styles' face bouncing off the top rope, then goes flying. Styles sends Mysterio to the outside and tosses him into the timekeeper's area.

Back from the break, Styles delivers a boot to Mysterio's face. He sends him face first into the top turnbuckle, then ascends to the top. Mysterio meets him there before Styles manages to knock him off. Ripley knocks Styles off the apron while the referee is distracted, allowing Mysterio to repeatedly kick Styles and deliver a clothesline in the corner. He delivers the Three Amigos, then goes for a pin but Styles kicks out. Styles hits a pair of right hands to Mysterio's head, then follows it up with a kick and a sliding forearm. He hits a Pump Handle Gutbuster, then goes for a pin but Mysterio kicks out.

Mysterio hits a head butt, followed by a Tornado DDT. He goes for a pin, but Styles kicks out. Mysterio hits a drop kick to Styles' back, then looks for the 619. Styles ducks it and locks in the Calf Crusher. Mysterio grabs the bottom rope to break the hold before Balor pulls him out of the ring. Gallows and Anderson confront Judgment Day, and while the referee is distracted, Ripley grabs Styles' boot. This allows Mysterio to roll him up for the win.

Winner: Dominik Mysterio

We then head backstage to The Miz and Johnny Gargano. Gargano says he knows the real story between them and says that if he wants to win his match, then he has to tell everyone the truth. The Miz says he will beat him to ban him forever before Gargano says he can't say he didn't warn him and walks off.

Back from the break, Dexter Lumis heads to the ring. The Miz comes out of nowhere and hits Lumis repeatedly with a chair. He hits the Skull Crushing Finale on the chair.

We then head backstage to Damage CTRL and Byron Saxton. He asks what's next for them before Bayley says they're tired of people asking what's next rather than focusing on the present. They say they got rid of Alexa Bliss and Asuka before Bayley says she's not letting Bianca Belair off that easily. She says she'll show her what it's like next week when she's in control.

Back from the break, The Miz and Johnny Gargano are chatting. Gargano says that was a bad move because it won't stop Lumis. He asks what he's wearing before Gargano says he's wearing a whistle. He says if he doesn't come clean, then he will blow it at him.

Elias Performs For Matt Riddle And The WWE Universe

We then head back to ringside, where Elias is waiting. He says it feels great to be back. He says Ezekiel's career was cut short before asking who wants to Walk With Elias. He says normally he would just play his guitar, but tonight he wanted to do something special with a keyboard.

Before he can play his song. Matt Riddle's music cuts him off and he heads to the ring with bongos in hand. Riddle says he's not there to interrupt him, but to tell him he's a huge fan. He asks Elias if he wants to "hit his bong" and says everyone knows WWE stands for Walk With Elias. Elias says he appreciates that he's a fan, and tells him to take a front row seat while he plays. Riddle asks if they could play together one day and Elias says yes.

Riddle takes a seat and Elias starts playing. Riddle dances along before Seth Rollins' music cuts him off and he makes his way down to the ring.

Seth Freakin Rollins (c) vs. Matt Riddle for the United States Championship

Back from the break, the bell rings and Riddle locks in The Triangle. Rollins grabs the bottom rope to break the hold. Riddle hits a series of kicks, then follows it up with a forearm. Rollins rolls to the outside and Riddle meets him there with an elbow. Rollins fires back with an ax handle before landing several kicks and whipping Riddle into the corner. The two men exchange forearms before Rollins hits a kick to Riddle's midsection. He delivers a suplex, then goes for a pin but Riddle kicks out. Rollins delivers a chop before Riddle pulls him out of the ring.

Back from the break, Rollins hits a kick to Riddle's head. He goes for a pin, but Riddle kicks out. Riddle hits a kick to Rollins' face, then kips up and hits a pair of elbows to Rollins' jaw. He delivers a suplex, then looks for the Broton, but Rollins gets his knees up. He hits a Floating Bro, then goes for a pin but Rollins kicks out.

Rollins sets up for the Pedigree, but Riddle escapes and hits a knee to his jaw. He hits the BroDerek, then goes for a pin but Rollins kicks out. Rollins ascends to the top and Riddle meets him there. Rollins hits a superplex before going for a pin. Riddle kicks out, then locks in The Triangle. Rollins gets him up and hits the Sit-Out Powerbomb to break the hold. Riddle rolls through and Rollins gets his foot on the bottom rope to break the hold. Riddle hits a Powerslam, then delivers the DDT off the ropes. He looks for an RKO, but Elias gets in the ring. Rollins pushes Riddle into Elias before managing to hit the Curb Stomp on Riddle for the win.

Winner: Seth "Freakin" Rollins

After the match, Rollins curb stomps Elias. He then looks for a Curb Stomp on Riddle, but Ali takes Rollins out with a spear, a kick to his head and a tope suicida. He clotheslines Rollins over the barricade before Rollins retreats.