WWE Raw Results (11/14) - Seth Rollins Vs. Finn Balor, Matt Riddle Vs. Chad Gable, The Miz Issues A Public Apology

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE Raw" on November 14, 2022, coming to you live from the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Kentucky!

United States Champion Seth "Freakin" Rollins will be putting his title on the line against Judgment Day's Finn Balor. Balor looked to answer Rollins' Open Challenge for his championship last week. However, he never got the chance to do so, as he, Rhea Ripley, Dominik Mysterio and Damian Priest were blindsided with an attack at the hands of The O.C. and a returning Mia Yim while Rollins slipped away. The two have squared off against one another several times in the past, including a match at SummerSlam 2016 to crown the inaugural WWE Universal Champion. Who will come out on top?

"The Original Bro" Matt Riddle will be taking on Alpha Academy's Chad Gable in single's action. Riddle has had several issues with Gable and his partner, Otis, over the past several weeks after the duo went after his prospective bandmate, Elias. What will happen when the two collide?

In addition, The Miz is also set to issue an apology to the WWE Universe tonight on his show, "MizTV". Johnny Gargano leveled accusations against The Miz, saying that he had been paying off Dexter Lumis to jump him in order to give the illusion that he had a "Hollywood stalker". The Miz tried to deny that he did so, but Gargano showed some pretty damning evidence last week when he premiered some secret camera footage of Miz admitting to doing so to an undercover private detective.

We are live! Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick greet audiences at home as Seth Rollins heads to the ring. We then head to a video package re-capping the events of the United States Open Challenge last week. 

We Hear From Seth Freakin Rollins

Rollins welcomes fans to Monday Night Rollins and introduces himself. He says he is still United States Champion by the hair on his chin and says last week was crazy. He says contenders are coming out of the woodwork, then addresses Austin Theory's failed Money In The Bank cash-in. He says it didn't work out for him like he had planned, and says something seems different about his title: him. He says it is the top prize on Monday nights and says he will add to his legacy when he takes on Finn Balor.

Bobby Lashley's music hits and he heads to the ring with a mic in hand. He says he turned "little selfie boy" into a punchline last week and says his beatings will continue until he gets the United States Championship back. Rollins says he had his chance last week, but he decided it would be better to take his soul from his body. He says his loss to Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel has been affecting him as of late.

Mustafa Ali's music hits and he heads to the ring with a referee. Ali says he's here to make things right. Lashley says that the beatdown he suffered last week will pale in comparison to what he does tonight and tells him to walk away before he regrets it.

Ali charges at him, but Lashley tosses him out of the ring. Ali jumps him from behind and fires off forearms. Lashley tosses him out of the ring once again and tells Ali he's pissing him off. He tells him to "get in the ring to get some."

Bobby Lashley vs. Mustafa Ali

Back from the break, the bell rings and Lashley tosses Ali out of the ring. Ali sends Lashley into the ring post, then jumps him. Lashley sends him careening into the ring post shoulder first, then tosses him over the announce desk. Lashley gets Ali up on his shoulders, then plants him. He delivers a series of kicks before Ali manages to hit a back elbow. Lashley delivers a spinebuster, then follows it up with another one. Ali ascends to the top rope and hits a Tornado DDT. He charges at him, but Lashley catches him with a spear. He locks in the Hurt Lock and Ali fades.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

We head backstage to The O.C. and Cathy Kelley. Kelley asks if they're worried about retaliation from Judgment Day and AJ Styles tells them to bring it. Luke Gallows asks for a little recognition for bringing in Yim before Styles says the problems between them and Judgment Day need to come to an end. He challenges Balor to a match at Survivor Series: WarGames. Yim tells them to keep the beers cold while she takes care of business in her first match back in the company.

Back from the break, Mia Yim heads to the ring with Tamina already waiting inside. Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio head down to watch the action.

Mia Yim vs. Tamina

The bell rings and Tamina delivers a clothesline from behind. She delivers a hip attack, followed by a bodyslam. She ascends to the top and looks for a Frog Splash, but Yim rolls out of the way and delivers a series of forearms and chops. She hits a kick to her thigh, followed by a tijeras and a forearm in the corner. Yim delivers a kick to Tamina's spin, then follows it up with an uppercut. She hits Eat Defeat for the win.

Winner: Mia Yim

After the match, Yim tells Ripley to get in the ring. Ripley teases doing so, but decides not to.

We then head backstage to Matt Riddle playing his bongos. Cathay Kelley approaches him and she asks where Elias is. Riddle says he's doing "big rockstar things" and says he finally agreed to be in a band with him. Alpha Academy walks in and Gable says the only thing more ridiculous than their band is the idea of them as a tag team. Gable says he will do to him what Otis did to Elias last week. Riddle calls them "lame-o's".

Back from the break, Damage CTRL approaches Yim. They say they know what it feels like to be forgotten about (like she was) and invite her to join their team at WarGames. Yim says she has no problems with Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss and Asuka and SKY tells her not to take too long to think about it.

Back at ringside, Matt Riddle heads down. Alpha Academy follows.

Matt Riddle vs. Chad Gable

The bell rings and the two lock up. They exchange submissions before Gable plants Riddle with a side suplex. He delivers a chop in the corner, followed by a Dragon Screw. Riddle fires back with a gut wrench suplex, followed by the Broton. He ascends to the top, but Otis distracts him, allowing Gable to hit a superplex.

Back from the break, Riddle delivers a Fisherman's Driver to Gable. The two men exchange forearms before Riddle hits a Ripcord Knee and a leaping forearm. He delivers an Exploder, followed by another Broton and a powerbomb. He hits a knee on Gable's jaw, then goes for a pin but Gable kicks out. Gable locks in the Ankle Lock, but Riddle escapes and locks in a Jumping Triangle. Gable escapes and hits a Bridging Tiger DDT. He goes for a pin but Riddle kicks out. Riddle hits a DDT off the ropes (a la Randy Orton), but Gable manages to pull out a backslide (with his feet on the ropes held in place by Otis) for the win.

Winner: Chad Gable

We head backstage to Baron Corbin and JBL playing a game of poker. Corbin wins the hand and gathers up the poker chips. A waiter offers them Kentucky Whiskey, but JBL sends him away. JBL says he picked out some expensive prime whiskey for them. Akira Tozawa sits at the table and says he wants to play poker. He puts on sunglasses before JBL asks if he's played poker and knows the rules. He says no and JBL deals the next hand.

Back at ringside, The Miz heads down.

The Miz Apologizes To The WWE Universe on MizTV

Back from the break, Byron Saxton and The Miz are in the ring. Miz welcomes fans to MizTV and says he will be relinquishing his role as host to be Saxton's special guest. Saxton thanks Miz for joining him and asks if he's sorry for paying off Dexter Lumis. Miz says he's prepared a statement and says he regrets paying Dexter Lumis. He says all he wanted was empathy and says he has never called a day off in his 18 years in WWE, even if he was injured. He says he has never gotten a cheer or a pat on his back, and says he has asked for very little. He says Lumis just kept taking from him and he had to put a stop to Lumis' greediness.

Saxton asks why The Miz told the investigator from last week and Miz says he told her what she wanted to hear. He says he is a devoted father, a loving husband, and a man cooped up in his bedroom because he was depressed about what's happened.

Johnny Gargano's music hits and he heads to the ring. He says Miz was on vacation with his family in Cabo based on pictures his wife posted. He says no one cares because he always takes the easy way out. Gargano says he got caught up in his lie and stopped paying him off. He asks if he's paying Saxton before Miz questions why Gargano got involved. He accuses him of doing it for attention, but Gargano says everyone knows he's a compulsive liar. Gargano says he's lying to himself if he thinks he's pulling off the look he's sporting. Miz says he's sorry and asks to move on so he can be a role model to his kids. Gargano says he should pay Lumis to be a role model and informs him that he went to WWE officials. He says that things will come to an end in two weeks at Survivor Series: WarGames when Miz comes face to face with Lumis. He says if Lumis wins, then Miz has to pay him and he gets a WWE contract. Miz accepts.

A camera man gets in the ring and reveals themself to be Lumis. 

We then head to a video of Dominik Mysterio and Shelton Benjamin getting into a verbal confrontation earlier today.

Back at ringside, Judgment Day heads down. Shelton Benjamin follows. 

Dominik Mysterio vs. Shelton Benjamin

Back from the break, the bell rings and the two lock up. Mysterio slaps Benjamin, then rolls out of the ring. Mysterio attacks Benjamin from behind, but Benjamin knocks him to the mat and hits a shoulder tackle. Mysterio rolls out of the ring once again, then gets back in and delivers a kick to Benjamin's midsection. He sends his head bouncing off the top rope, but Benjamin fires back with a powerslam and an Exploder. He locks in an Ankle Lock, but Priest gets Mysterio's hand on the bottom rope to break up the hold. Mysterio sends Benjamin into the ring post shoulder first, then follows it up with a DDT and a Frog Splash for the win.

Winner: Dominik Mysterio

We Hear From Austin Theory

Back from the break, we head backstage to Cathy Kelley and Austin Theory. She asks him about his failed cash-in last week and Theory says no one understands him. He says that fans have no idea what the full story was and he exceeded the expectation of being the next big thing. He says that everyone hates him because they can't relate and says everyone wants to see him fail. He says he didn't fail last week because he feels more alive than ever. He says his contract was an anchor on him and everytime that he tried, someone was there to stop him. He says Roman Reigns is untouchable, so the next best option was Seth Rollins. He says Bobby Lashley pulled him out of the ring and if he wouldn't have done that, then he would've been a two time United States Champion.

Dolph Ziggler says that was the worst cash-in ever. He says he tried to teach him a few things, but his ego was too big. He says he's sick of everyone treating him like a kid and tells Ziggler he wants to prove that to him.

We then head to a video hyping up WarGames.

Back at ringside, Damage CTRL heads to the ring, followed by Dana Brooke. 

IYO SKY vs. Dana Brooke

The bell rings and Brooke fires off several forearms. SKY delivers several elbows, followed by a kick to her head and a drop kick off the top rope. She delivers several right hands, followed by a stomp and a back elbow. She hits the double knees in the corner before the two women exchange forearms and SKY plants Brooke. Brooke hits a DDT, then goes for a pin but SKY kicks out. SKY hits a German suplex, then follows it up with a meteora and the Over The Moonsault for the win.

Winner: IYO SKY

After the match, Mia Yim heads to the ring and addresses Damage CTRL. She says she's been thinking about their offer and says WarGames is a fight where everyone has to pick a side. She says she picked hers before Bianca Belair's music hits. Belair, Alexa Bliss and Asuka join her.

We head backstage to Akira Tozawa, JBL and Corbin playing poker. Tozawa has a ton of chips in front of him and Corbin mentioned that he's won the past 12 games. Corbin says he has three aces, but Tozawa calls him out for cheating. Corbin says they aren't done until he says so. Tozawa says they should settle this in the ring and Corbin accepts.

Austin Theory heads to the ring, followed by Dolph Ziggler.

Austin Theory vs. Dolph Ziggler

Back from the break, the bell rings and the two lock up. Theory slams Ziggler's leg into the canvas, then follows it up with a backbreaker. He hits a back elbow, followed by several right hands and a hair whip. He hits a clothesline.

Back from another break, Ziggler fires off several right hands. He delivers a pendulum DDT, then goes for a pin but Ziggler kicks out. Theory delivers a clothesline to his back, followed by a Rack Bomb. He goes for a pin, but Ziggler kicks out. He looks for A-Town Down, but Ziggler counters it into a Sleeper. Theory whips him off his back before Ziggler hits a knee and the Famouser. He goes for a pin, but Theory kicks out. Ziggler sends him into the ringpost, then delivers the Zig Zag. He goes for a pin, but Theory kicks out. Theory hits a forearm, followed by A-Town Down. He stares at him for a moment, then hits two more. He fires off several lefts and rights, then sends him into the ring steps. He sends his face bouncing off the announce desk as the referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler (via referee stoppage)

Theory tosses several chairs on Zigger, then fires off several right hands before referees pull him off Ziggler.

Back from the break, Rhea Ripley approaches Damage CTRL. She says if Mia Yim is on Bianca Belair's side, then she's on theirs.

Back at ringside, JBL and Baron Corbin head to the ring followed by Akira Tozawa.

Baron Corbin vs. Akira Tozawa

The bell rings and the two lock up. Tozawa delivers a series of kicks to Corbin, but Corbin fires back with a shoulder tackle. Tozawa plants him, then ascends to the top and delivers a missile drop kick. He goes for a pin, but Corbin kicks out. Tozawa delivers a kick to Corbin's face, then sends him to the outside. He looks for a tope suicida, but Corbin ducks out of the way and tosses him into the barricade. He delivers a series of knees. The two get back in the ring and Tozawa hits a Shining Wizard. Tozawa ascends to the top rope and delivers a flying shoulder tackle. He ascends to the top again, but Corbin catches him and plants him with End of Days for the win.

Winner: Baron Corbin

Back from the break, we head to Cathy Kelley, Alexa Bliss, Asuka and Mia Yim and Bianca Belair. Kelley asks for their reaction to Rhea Ripley joining Damage CTRL and Nikki Cross in WarGames. Belair tells her to wait and see who they recruited as the fifth member of their team. She says that no matter who they throw into the match to determine which team gets the advantage, they are prepared.

Back at ringside, Finn Balor heads down, followed by Seth "Freakin" Rollins.

Seth Freakin Rollins (c) vs. Finn Balor for the United States Championship

The bell rings and the two lock up. They exchange submissions before Rollins tosses Balor out of the ring and takes him down with a crossbody over the top rope.

Back from the break, Rollins sends Balor's head into the announce desk. Balor returns the favor and tosses Rollins back in the ring. He delivers a knee to Rollins' midsection, then whips him into the corner and hits him with another one. He sends Rollins to the mat, but Rollins fires back with a chop. Balor locks in an abdominal stretch, but Rollins escapes and delivers a series of elbows and forearms. Rollins delivers a suicide dive, then tosses Balor back into the ring. He goes for a pin, but Balor kicks out. Balor hits a slingblade, but Rollins fires back with a super kick and ascends to the top. He goes flying, but Balor gets his knees up and rolls up Rollins. Rollins kicks out.

Back from another break, Balor drop kicks Rollins into the barricade. He tosses him back in the ring. Rollins delivers a powerbomb, then goes for a pin but Balor kicks out. Rollins ascends to the top and looks for a Phoenix Splash, but Balor rolls out of the way and hits a drop kick. He climbs to the top and Rollins meets him there before delivering a superplex. Balor fires back with the 1916, then goes for a pin but Rollins kicks out. Rollins delivers a Falcon Arrow, then goes for a pin. Balor kicks out and Judgment Day runs to the ring to cause a distraction. This allows Balor to hit a double stomp on Rollins before The O.C. run down and level Judgment Day. Back in the ring, Balor drop kicks Rollins into the corner and ascends to the top. AJ Styles trips him, allowing Rollins to deliver the Curb Stomp for the win.

Winner (and still): Seth "Freakin" Rollins

After the match, Austin Theory comes out of nowhere and blindsides Rollins with an attack. He delivers A-Town Down before sending Rollins into the ring post and the announce desk. He tosses him into the barricade, then fires off several right hands and throws him back into the ring. He hits A-Town Down for a second time, then picks up the United States Championship and hits Rollins with it. He holds up the title as the show goes off the air.

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