WWE Raw Results (08/15) - United States Championship Match, Riddle Gives Exclusive Interview

This is Wrestling INC.'s official results for "WWE Raw" on August 15, 2022!

A historic United States Championship match will take place on the show tonight as current title holder Bobby Lashley will be defending against AJ Styles in their first-ever singles match. The two men have both been having their separate issues with the duo of The Miz and Ciampa over the last few weeks. Ciampa also beat Styles two weeks ago in a mini tournament to earn a shot at the title last week.

Alexa Bliss and Asuka will be facing Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. in a first-round match as part of the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Tournament. The company announced the tournament on the August 5 edition of "SmackDown" after the former champions Naomi and Sasha Banks vacated the titles following their suspension and walkout during the May 16 episode of "Raw". Alexa Bliss and Asuka have been allies over the last couple of weeks, along with current "Raw" Women's Champion Bianca Belair following the surprise return of Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky at Summerslam. Bayley, Kai, and Sky interfered in the match between the two on the August 1 edition of "Raw", subsequently causing the two women to become involved in the issues between Belair and the trio. Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah of "SmackDown" will be facing the winners of the upcoming match this Friday between Sonya Deville and Natalya vs. "NXT 2.0" stars Zoey Stark and Nikkita Lyons.

Riddle will be providing an update on his future in an exclusive interview on the show tonight. Riddle hasn't been seen since Seth "Freakin" Rollins injured him on the July 25 edition of "Raw". Riddle wasn't medically cleared to compete at that weekend's Summerslam. He appeared on the show to call Rollins out, but Rollins launched a surprise attack on him to take him out.

We hear from Judgment Day

The show is coming to you live from Washington, D.C.! Corey Graves, Byron Saxton and Jimmy Smith greet audiences at home.

Judgment Day then comes to the ring as we head to a video of the events involving them and the Mysterio's last week. The crowd loudly boos them as Rhea Ripley says that they run "Raw". She says that's been the harsh reality to the Mysterio's and says that she proved she was Dominik's papi as she destroyed his soul. Finn Balor says he doesn't get why everyone loves the Mysterio's and informs the crowd they will not be there tonight. He says that he destroyed Rey to solidify his legendary status in the business. Damian Priest asks what he won't do to Edge next week and asks fans if they want to see the Rated-R Superstar. Priest says he isn't here because he's promoting his match next week. He says he needs no one to deal with him and he will put the final nail in his coffin. He says Balor and Ripley won't be at ringside. He says that Toronto will no longer be his hometown, but the place Priest retired him. He says that retirement will be Beth Phoenix wheeling him around and feeding him through a tube.

Rey Mysterio appears out of nowhere and takes out Balor and Priest with a surprise attack. Ripley gets in the ring and taunts Rey, telling him to hit her. Balor tries to attack him with a chair, but Rey grabs it and hits both Balor and Priest with it. He looks to hit Balor, but Ripley protects him. This gives Priest the chance to kick him before Ripley delivers a DDT to him on the chair. Balor climbs to the top rope and delivers the Coup De Grace on the chair. Judgment Day stand tall over Rey as officials check on him.

Back from the break, commentary run down the card for the rest of the show. Asuka and Alexa Bliss come to the ring. Bianca Belair then heads down to the ring. Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop then follow them.

Alexa Bliss and Asuka vs. Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop

Asuka and Nikki begin the action. The bell rings and Nikki fires down right hands on Asuka. Asuka fires back with a knee and tags in Bliss. She delivers a hip toss, knocking Nikki off the apron.

Back from the break, Nikki has the upper hand on Bliss. She has her in a head lock, but Bliss escapes and Doudrop tags in. Asuka tags in and delivers a missile drop kick. Doudrop manages to tag in Nikki and delivers a hip toss. She delivers a German suplex, then goes for a pin but Nikki kicks out. Asuka delivers several kicks, but Nikki manages to fire back with a neck breaker. Nikki knocks Bliss off the apron before Asuka hits a forearm. Nikki hits a diving cross body, then goes for a pin but Bliss breaks it up.

We head backstage to see Dana Brooke and Tamina watching the action. Doudrop tags in and Asuka hits her in the throat. Doudrop hits a Michinoku Driver then goes for a pin but Asuka kicks out. Asuka delivers a cross body before Bliss tags in. Bliss hits a DDT, then tags in Asuka. Asuka locks in the Asuka Lock for the win.

Winners: Alexa Bliss and Asuka

After the match, Bayley, Dakota Kai, and Iyo Sky stand at the ramp and have a stare-down with Belair, Asuka, and Bliss.

We hear from Theory

We head backstage to Kevin Patrick and Theory. Patrick asks Theory about his Money In The Bank cash-in attempt and says that he still has the briefcase. He says he is the handpicked future of the business and he doesn't make mistakes. He says he's even more dangerous before Dolph Ziggler walks in. He says that he's been where Theory is and he earned his briefcase in 2013 to win the World Heavyweight Title. Theory calls him a has-been and tells him to pay attention to him. He says once he cashes in his briefcase, he'll keep winning and won't screw up his career like Ziggler. Ziggler charges at him and the two begin to brawl.

Back from the break, we see that Theory and Ziggler brawled all through the break. We then head to a video of the match between Bobby Lashley and Ciampa last week.

We head backstage to The Miz and Ciampa. Ciampa says he came so close last week, but participation awards aren't handed out. He says he will become the champion the next chance he gets before The Miz hops in and says they gifted him his title shot tonight. The Miz says he wants to reward Ciampa for last week and gives him a necklace with a matching photo of them. He says that this is awesome and The Miz says they are awesome.

Ciampa and The Miz then heads to the ring. Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali follow.

The Miz and Ciampa vs. Cedric Alexander and Mustafa Ali

Ciampa and Alexander begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. They exchange submissions before Ciampa delivers a shoulder block. Alexander delivers a drop kick before Ali tags in. Alexander trips Ciampa as Ali delivers a senton. Alexander tags back in and delivers another senton, followed by a chop and a kick to his face. Ciampa trips Alexander as he pats himself on the back.

Back from the break, Ciampa has the upper hand on Alexander. Alexander fires back with a suplex as both men tag in their partners. Ali delivers several chops to Miz before delivering a kick to his face. Alexander tags back in and tosses Miz to the mat. He goes for a pin, but Ciampa puts Miz's foot on the bottom rope. Ali takes him down and sends him over to the commentary desk. Alexander looks for a sunset flip, but Miz counters into a roll-up. Ali breaks it up with a kick Ali tags back in as Miz makes the blind tag to Ciampa. He looks for the 450 splash before Ciampa kicks him out of mid-air and delivers the Fairytale Ending for the win.

Winners: The Miz and Ciampa

We head to a video of Kevin Owens beating down Ezekiel last week. Commentary provide an update on Ezekeil, saying he has multiple injuries. Ernie Jr., Ezekiel's father, says that if he ever gets his hands on Owens, he will beat him down.

We see Drew McIntyre backstage heading to the ring as officials attempt to put out a fire of some sort in the background.

We hear from Drew McIntyre

Back from the break, we see hip-hop artist Wale in the audience. We head to a video re-capping the WrestleMania 39 launch party. We head back to the ring, where Drew McIntyre heads down. He grabs a mic and tells Washington to let him hear them scream. He says he knows it's a shock to see him on "Raw". He addresses his match with Roman Reigns at Clash at the Castle and says that it's taking place on his island. He says he will drop his ass, take his titles and show up everywhere. McIntyre addresses reports about his back injury and he confirms it. He says it's because he's been carrying the load of three men for the last few year before listing potential WWE Undisputed Championship dream matches.

Kevin Owens' music hits and he comes to the ring, with a mic in hand. Owens says that it's convenient he says his name after he comes out. He says he doesn't understand why McIntyre feels the need to be something he isn't and asks if he thinks it's medieval times. He says he's delusional for thinking he's carrying everyone's weight and he says that he's been real for his entire career. Owens says that people like him forget what he's about and says that it dawned on him today when he got to the arena that he faced Sami Zayn in the match of a lifetime at Battleground six years ago at the same location. He says that he missed the old Kevin Owens and says it's time to bring back the Prize Fighter! He says enough is enough and every single champion is a target. He says he doesn't care who the Undisputed Champion is because he's going after them.

McIntyre says that he's sick of people making things up to get a cheap reaction. He says he knows who the hell he is and says he had to work his ass off to get to the top of the company. He says that he's beaten everyone who's stood in his path. He says it's time for them to stop talking and wrestle. Owens says he's on.

Drew McIntyre vs. Kevin Owens

The match was made official over the break! The bell rings and the two lock up. Owens looks for a shoulder tackle, but McIntyre blocks it and Owens hits him with a strike. The two both look for a double shoulder block, but McIntyre knocks Owens down with a shoulder tackle. McIntyre whips Owens into the corner, but Owens counters and sends him shoulder first into the ring post. He follows it up with a cannonball and a senton. Owens hits a moonsault, then goes for a pin but McIntyre kicks out at one. Owens delivers some shoulders to McIntyre's midsection before McIntyre tosses him across the ring. Owens delivers a right hand to McIntyre's midsection and sends him to the outside. He sends him head first into the ring post and follows it up with a cross body.

Back from the break, Owens is beating down McIntyre with some forearms to his back. McIntyre then suplexes Owens twice before kipping up. Owens comes back with a DDT, then goes for a pin but McIntyre kicks out. McIntyre hits an elbow on Owens' temple before Owens hits a kick. Owens looks for a flip off the top, but McIntyre gets his knees up. McIntyre hits a body slam, then goes for a pin but Owens kicks out. McIntyre delivers a chop and sits Owens on the top turnbuckle. McIntyre looks for a superplex, but Owens counters and hangs him upside down by his knees. Owens delivers a cannonball before delivering a frog splash. He goes for a Swanton, then goes for a pin but McIntyre kicks out.

Owens climbs to the top as McIntyre meets him there. McIntyre gets Owens upside down and plants him with White Noise off the middle rope. He goes for a pin, but Owens somehow kicks out. McIntyre looks for the Claymore, but Owens counters with a super kick. McIntyre hits the Glasgow Kiss as Owens delivers another super kick. McIntyre hits a lariat before the two men exchange forearms. Owens gains the upper hand and looks for the Pop Up Power Bomb, but McIntyre fires back with the Future Shock DDT. Jimmy and Jey Uso slide into the ring and start assaulting McIntyre.

Winner: N/A (disqualification due to outside interference)

Jimmy hits a super kick, but McIntyre gets up and sends them both to the outside. Owens then manages to hit McIntyre with a stunner. Owens says to tell their Tribal Chief that he owes him one and walks off. The Usos slides back in the ring, but McIntyre takes them down with a Glasgow Kiss and a Claymore. McIntyre tells the Usos to let Reigns know he'll be on "SmackDown" this Friday.

We head to a video of Seth "Freakin" Rollins injuring Riddle on "Raw" in late July and their brawl at Summerslam. We see Riddle getting ready for his interview. Rollins then heads down to the ring.

Riddle Gives An Exclusive Interview

Back from the break, Rollins is in the ring. He says he's a Visionary and a Revolutionary. He says the time has finally come for Riddle to give fans his big news. He says he wanted a front-row seat to see Riddle retire. He says he can do anything he wants and lists examples. Riddle pops up on the Titan Tron and says he's glad Rollins' is out there to show how slimy he is. Riddle says he has a medical update before saying he's medically cleared. He says he'll be ready the next time he sees him. Rollins says the outcome is always the same when they're in the ring because Rollins is always three steps ahead of him. Rollins says he wishes he could stomp the last brain cells out of Riddle's head. Riddle reveals that he's here in Washington and runs down to the ring.

Riddle's music hits and he comes charging at him. Rollins looks for the stomp, but Riddle dodges it and pull him out of the ring. The two men begin to brawl before Riddle hits Rollins with a suplex. Rollins manages to trip Riddle on the apron and sends him over the commentary desk. He fires down right hands on Riddle's head and lays his head on it. He climbs up and looks for the Curb Stomp, but Riddle moves out of the way.

Rollins runs through the crowd, with Riddle hot on his heels. He stops and stands tall among fans as they cheer him on.

We then head to a video hyping up the match between Bobby Lashley and AJ Styles ahead of their United States Championship match later tonight. We then see Styles getting ready backstage. 

Veer Mahaan vs. Beaux Keller

Back from the break, we see Riddle walking around backstage. Kevin Patrick approaches him and Riddle says that tonight was just a taste. Riddle then issues a challenge to Rollins for Clash at the Castle.

Veer Mahaan comes to the ring, with Beaux Keller waiting in the ring.

The bell rings and Keller attempts to charge at Mahaan. Keller delivers a drop kick before Mahaan tosses him out of the ring. He throws him back in before delivering a brutal splash in the corner. He delivers another splash in the middle of the ring before delivering a vicious clothesline. He delivers a stomp to Keller's back before locking in the Cervical Clutch for the win.

Winner: Veer Mahaan

We then see Bobby Lashley preparing for his match against AJ Styles backstage.

Back from the break, we head backstage to Bayley, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky. Kai says that she win her singles match later tonight. Sky says that they can expect a lot more winning when they beat the Women's Tag Team Championships. Something catches Kai's eye and the three of them walk over to Kai's opponent, Dana Brooke. She says she is ready 24/7 and isn't afraid. Kai says maybe she should be and walks off.

AJ Styles then heads to the ring, followed by Bobby Lashley.

Bobby Lashley (c.) vs. AJ Styles for the United States Championship

The bell rings and Styles delivers a kick to Lashley's thigh. He follows it up with several more before Lashley flips him inside out with a clothesline. Lashley delivers a couple of back elbows, followed by a neck breaker. He goes for a pin, but Styles kicks out. Styles hits Lashley with a few forearms, followed by a drop kick. He delivers a couple of elbows to Lashley's leg. Styles sends Lashley's head into the top turnbuckle before Lashley delivers a body slam. The two men spill to the outside before Styles hits Lashley with a sliding knee off the apron. He hits a flying forearm.

Back from the break, Lashley sends Styles into the ring post back first. Lashley follows Styles to the outside and whips him into the barricade three times. The two men get back in the ring before Lashley delivers a back elbow and a kick to his midsection. He fires down a few right hands before Styles delivers a kick to the side of Lashley's head. Styles delivers a kick to Lashley's face before hitting him with several chops. Lashley comes back with a spine buster before sending him face first into the ring post.

The Miz and Ciampa head down to the ring and watch on. Lashley whips Styles face first into the opposite ring post. Lashley looks for a suplex, but Styles escapes. Lashley drapes Styles over the top rope before knocking him out of the ring. Ciampa distracts the referee as The Miz looks to attack Styles. Out of nowhere, Dexter Lumis hops over the barricade near the commentary desk as he stalks Miz. Security removes him from the arena.

Back from the break, the referee ejects Ciampa and The Miz for interfering in the match. Styles delivers a cross body over the top rope to Lashley on the outside before delivering a forearm. Styles hits another one before going for the pin. Lashley kicks out before Lashley gets him up on his shoulders. He delivers a power slam, then goes for a pin but Lashley kicks out. The two men ascend to the top rope before Styles slips off and delivers a Rack Bomb. He goes for a pin, but Lashley kicks out. Styles looks for the Styles Clash, but Lashley counters with a back body drop. He plants Styles on the mat then goes for a pin but Styles kicks out. Lashley sends Styles into the ring post off his shoulders, then tosses him back in the ring. Styles manages to lock in the Calf Crusher, but Lashley manages to counter it into the Hurt Lock. Styles counters with a pin, forcing Lashley to release the hold. Styles delivers a forearm to Lashley, then looks for the Phenomenal Forearm, but Lashley counters it into a spear for the win.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

We head backstage and see Theory preparing for his match later tonight with Dolph Ziggler. 

Dakota Kai vs. Dana Brooke

The bell rings and the two lock up. Kai hits Brooke with a knee to the back of her head, then goes for a pin but Brooke kicks out. Kai whips her into the corner and delivers a knee. She goes for another pin, but Brooke kicks out again. Kai sends Brooke face first into the middle turnbuckle before delivering a running boot to Brooke's face for the win.

Winner: Dakota Kai

We then head to a video hyping up the match between Edge and Damian Priest. Commentary then runs down the rest of the card before Theory heads down to the ring.

Back at ringside, Theory heads down followed by Dolph Ziggler. 

Theory vs. Dolph Ziggler

Back from the break, the bell rings to kick off the match. Ziggler fires down right hands on Theory before theory reverses it and does the same. Theory delivers a vicious right hand to Ziggler's jaw before sending him shoulder first into the ring post. He does it again and once more for the third time. He goes for a pin, but Ziggler kicks out. Theory chokes Ziggler on the middle rope, but Ziggler fires back with a DDT. He sends Theory into the ring post shoulder first before delivering a right hand to Theory's head. He sits Theory on the top turnbuckle, then follows him up there. Theory knocks him off, but Ziggler manages to pull him off. He goes for a pin, but Theory kicks out.

Back from the break, Theory has Ziggler in a chin lock. Ziggler escapes with some elbows before Theory sends him face first into the middle turnbuckle. Theory hits a drop kick, then goes for a pin but Ziggler kicks out. Theory sends Ziggler's shoulder first into the ring post once more before Ziggler comes back with some sling blades and right hands. He delivers a neck breaker before hitting a standing elbow drop. He goes for a pin, but Theory kicks out. Theory hits a forearm on Ziggler's back, followed by a Blue Thunder Bomb. He goes for a pin, but Ziggler kicks out. Theory looks for a drop kick but Ziggler pulls out a Famouser and goes for a pin but Theory kicks out. The two men exchange right hands before Ziggler gets the upper hand with a head butt. Theory knocks Ziggler down with a vicious clothesline, but Ziggler fires back with a Zig Zag. He goes for a pin, but Theory kicks out. Theory looks for a super kick, but Theory rolls him up with his feet on the ropes. The referee catches him before Theory manages to hit the A-Town Down for the win.

Winner: Theory