WWE Raw Results (08/22) - Edge Vs. Damian Priest, Trish Stratus To Return, Women's Tag Team Semi-Finals Match

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results of "WWE Raw" on August 22, 2022!

Tonight's show will emanate from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario!

Edge looks to seek his revenge on Damian Priest of Judgment Day in his hometown. Edge founded Judgment Day in late February of this year and recruited Priest to help him gain the upper hand in his feud with AJ Styles. Rhea Ripley joined the group shortly after, however, the duo would turn on Edge during the June 6 edition of "Raw", with Finn Balor assisting them and taking over as the leader of the group. Edge was written off programming, but made his return as a face at Summerslam. Along with his allies, Rey and Dominik Mysterio, he has been looking to make Judgment Day pay for what they did to him over the last few weeks.

Dakota Kai and IYO Sky will also be facing Alexa Bliss and Asuka in a semi-finals match as part of the tournament to win the vacant Women's Tag Team Championship. The winner will advance to the finals, where they will face either Toxic Attraction or Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah. Kai and Sky have had their issues with Bliss and Asuka ever since the duo, along with Bayley, caused a match between the two to end in a disqualification on the August 1 episode of the show. "Raw" Women's Champion Bianca Belair has also been their ally over the past few weeks as she looks to seek revenge for Bayley, Sky and Kai's attack on Becky Lynch's separated shoulder.

Toronto born women's wrestling legend Trish Stratus will also be making her return to the company during tonight's show. Stratus' last appearance for the company occurred at Summerslam 2019 in a losing effort to Charlotte Flair at the same location of tonight's show.

Trish Stratus makes her return

The show begins with a pull apart brawl between Riddle and Rollins backstage. They break away from officials and spill to the crowd. They run up the steps before spilling back to ringside. Officials try to break them up, but Riddle breaks away. They finally manage to pull the two apart. Commentary then runs down the card for the rest of the show.

Trish Stratus heads down to the ring and grabs a mic. She says it feels good to be home, not in Toronto but in the ring. She says she's been doing a lot of thinking lately before Bayley, Dakota Kai and IYO Sky head to the ring.

Back from the break, Bayley says "Raw" is the best show to be at. She asks Stratus what she's doing here and Stratus says that there's a big match with Edge happening later. She says she had something to say before she was rudely interrupted and Bayley says they don't care what she has to say. She says Stratus is the past and asks who she thinks she is.

Bianca Belair's music hits and she compliments Stratus. She tells Bayley she should be thanking Stratus and says she'll tell her who Stratus is: a trailblazer. She says Toronto is her city and she should stop being disrespectful. Belair says she can defend herself. Stratus says she can go from being retired to being once retired. Bayley says its 3 on 2 before Alexa Bliss and Asuka's music hits. She calls them the future Women's Tag Team Champions and says it's 3 on 4. Bayley says she's feeling generous and will let it slide. Stratus wishes Kai and Sky good luck in their match.

Dakota Kai and IYO Sky vs. Alexa Bliss and Asuka

The bell rings and the two lock up. Asuka sends Kai to the mat before delivering a kick to her midsection. Kai heads to the outside as the referee begins a ten count.

Back from the break, Sky and Bliss are in the ring. Bliss sends Sky to the mat before Asuka tags back in. Sky rolls up Asuka, but Asuka kicks out. She delivers a knee to Sky, but Sky fires back with a kick to her throat. Kai tags in and sends Asuka to the mat. She fires off several rapid kicks before Kai delivers a knee to her midsection. Bliss tags in and delivers a forearm. She goes for a pin, but Kai kicks out. Bliss rolls up Kai, but Kai kicks out. Kai delivers a right hand to Bliss' midsection, followed by a knee. She sends Kai to the outside and delivers a cannonball off the apron. We head backstage and see Dana Brooke and Tamina watching on. Kai trips Bliss and sends her face bouncing off the apron.

Back from the break, Bliss makes the hot tag to Asuka. Sky tags in and a fired-up Askua takes her down. She delivers several kicks to her midsection, followed by a German Suplex. She goes for a pin, but Sky kicks out. We head backstage to see Aliyah, Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. watching on. Sky delivers the double knees to Asuka's head, followed bya missile dropkick. She goes for a pin, but Bliss breaks it up. Kai tags in and Asuka gets a backslide. Kai kicks out and delivers a boot to Asuka's face. She goes for another pin, but Asuka kicks out. Asuka delivers a back elbow to Kai before tagging in Bliss. Sky tries to interfere, but Bliss delivers a double DDT. Asuka tags in and locks in a full body submission on Kai. Sky breaks it up before Bliss tags in. Bliss hits the Twisted Bliss before Asuka tags in. Kai delivers a forearm. Sky makes the blind tag, but Asuka locks in the Asuka Lock on Kai. Sky comes out of nowhere and rolls up Asuka for the win.

Winners: Dakota Kai and IYO Sky

We head backstage to Dolph Ziggler and Kevin Patrick. He asks him about his loss to Theory last week and he says he'll move past it. Finn Balor and Rhea Ripley walk in and says that he uses younger talent to keep himself relevant. Balor says Ziggler can't teach him anything before Ziggler slaps him and heads to the ring.

Back from the break, we get a video of the events between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre last week. Finn Balor and Rhea Ripley head down to the ring.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Finn Balor

The bell rings and the two lock up. Balor hits a kick to Ziggler midsection before Ziggler fires back with a drop kick. He hits a few right hands to Balor's head before Balor fires back with a few of his own. Balor sends Ziggler face first into the middle turnbuckle before Ziggler fores off right hand. He sends Balor into the corner as we head to a break.

Back from the break, Ziggler fights Balor off with some right hands. Ziggler hits a back elbow, followed by a knee to his face and a running elbow. He fires some right hands to Balor's head in the corner before delivering a neck breaker and a standing elbow drop. Balor hits a reverse DDT, then goes for a pin. Ziggler kicks out before Balor delivers several stomps to Ziggler's chest. Ziggler rolls up Balor, but Balor kicks out. Balor hits a powerbomb, then goes for a pin but Ziggler kicks out. Ziggler hits a drop kick, followed by a DDT. He goes for a pin, but Balor kicks out. Ziggler hits the Famouser, then goes for a pin but Balor kicks out. Balor delivers a drop kick to Ziggler and sends him into the corner. He heads to the top, then looks for a Coup De Grace, but Ziggler counters into a Zig Zag. He goes for a pin, bit Balor kicks out.

The two men begin to exchange right hands. Balor delivers a kick to Ziggler's midsection, but while the referee is distracted, Ripley takes a cheap shot to Ziggler's head. Balor hits the 1916, followed by the Coup De Grace for the win.

Winner: Finn Balor

We head backstage to Aliyah. She says she is a boujee badass while Raquel Rodriguez is a badass. Bayley, IYO Sky and Dakota Kai walk in and taunt her. Bayley asks where Raquel is and says it's not smart for her to be alone. Trish Stratus walks in and says she isn't alone. She challenges Bayley to a match later tonight on Aliyah's behalf and Bayley accepts.

Back at ringside, Alpha Academy heads down.

Back from the break, Chad Gable has a mic and tells the crowd to 'Shoosh'. He says he has an important announcement and says they will be accepting new students. They say they will begin a new search before trashing Toronto. He begins trashing the Toronto Maple Leafs and says he is hosting the first ever Alpha Academy Open Challenge and calls for the best.

Kevin Owens vs. Chad Gable

Kevin Owens heads to the ring to answer the call.

The bell rings and Owens fires down right hands on Gable. The men spill to the outside and Owens continues his attack with kicks. They get back in the ring and Owens beats Gable down. He delivers several chops to Gable. Gable delivers a kick to Owens' face before Owens delivers a clothesline and a senton. Gable tolls to the outside and Owens follows. He delivers a suplex before Owens trips Gable. Gable delivers a back body drop on the apron, followed by a German Suplex.

Back from the break, Gable hits a German Suplex. He hits another one before Owens fires back with one of his own. Owens hits a cannonball in the corner, then follows it up with a forearm shot. Gable fires back with a couple of his own before Owens hits a modified back breaker, followed by a Frog Splash off the top rope. Gable hits another suplex, then goes for a pin but Owens kicks out. Gable climbs to the top and hits a diving head butt. He goes for a pin, but Owens kicks out. Owens and Gable climb to the top before Owens delivers a suplex from the rope. He goes for a pin, but Gable kicks out. Owens climbs to the top and goes flipping, but Gable gets his knees up. Owens delivers the Pop Up Power Bomb for the win.

Winner: Kevin Owens

After the match, Otis attacks Owens from behind. Owens fights him off and sends Gable into the ring post. Otis takes Owens down and sends him into the ring. He delivers a Stunner to Otis before hitting a powerbomb to Gable on Otis.

We head backstage to Judgment Day. They laugh about dominating the Mysterios before Priest addresses Edge. He says he will send Edge back into retirement and make him scream in front of his friends and family.

Back at ringside, Aliyah heads down to the ring as we head to a commercial break.

Bayley vs. Aliyah

Back from the break, Bayley heads down to the ring.

The bell rings and Bayley sends Aliyah to the mat. Aliyah hits an arm drag, followed by a drop kick and a crossbody. Bayley comes back with several kicks in the corner, followed by a suplex. She continues to beat down Aliyah before delivering a suplex. Bayley delivers a sliding lariat to Aliyah, then goes for a pin but Aliyah kicks out. Bayley delivers a double knee to Aliyah, but Aliyah manages to toss her out of the ring. She hits a bulldog before throwing Bayley back in the ring. She fires down right hands before locking in a Single Leg Boston Crab. Bayley escapes and delivers a Rose Plant for the win.

Winner: Bayley

After the match, Dakota Kai and IYO Sky head to the win to celebrate her win.

We head backstage and see Bobby Lashley and AJ Styles walking to the ring. Ciampa and The Miz head to the ring.

Back from the break, AJ Styles and Bobby Lashley head to the ring. 

The Miz and Ciampa vs. AJ Styles and Bobby Lashley

Cimapa and Styles begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Styles deliver a drop kick before tagging in Lashley. Lashley delivers a delayed vertical suplex to Ciampa before tagging in Miz. Miz delivers a few kicks to Lashley before Lashley tags in Styles. Styles delivers a splash to Miz, followed by a back breaker.

Back from the break, Miz tags in Ciampa. Ciampa sends Styles to the mat and goes for a pin, but Styles kicks out. Ciampa sends Styles to the mat face first, then tags in Miz. Miz delivers a boot to Styles' face before locking in a crossface/neck submission. Styles escapes and Miz sends him into the corner. Miz delivers a baseball slide to Styles on the outside before Ciampa sends him into the barricade. Miz tags in and delivers several knnes to Styles' back. Miz hits a DDT on Styles, then goes for a pin but Styles kicks out. Ciampa tags back in and delivers a side headlock on Styles. Styles escapes and Miz tags in. Styles delivers a Pele Kick on Miz before making the hot tag to Lashley.

Lashley takes down Miz and Ciampa before delivering splashes to the pair. He delivers a Double DDT to them before sending Ciampa head first into the ring post. Lashley delivers a clothesline, but Ciampa delivers a DDT off the ropes. He goes for a pin, but Lashley kicks out. Lashley manages to hit a Spear, then goes for a pin but Miz breaks it up. Styles takes Ciampa out on the outside as a random person attacks Styles. Security drags them away before Dexter Lumis appears from behind Miz and drags him out of the arena.

Winners: N/A (Disqualification via interference)

Ciampa tries to beat down Styles and Lashley, but the two men level him and Lashley hits a Spear.

We get a video hyping up the match between Edge and Damian Priest later tonight. We then see Damian Priest preparing for the match. 

Johnny Gargano Makes His Surprise Return!

Back from the break, Johnny Gargano's music hits and he heads to the ring to a massive pop! The crowd chants "Johnny Wrestling" as he runs around. He says it's been nine months and jokes he has to remember how to do this. He reminds fans who he is and lists off his NXT accomplishments. Gargano addresses the questions about where or when he'll show up and reveals he didn't know if he wanted to wrestle again. He says he remembers having big, impossible dreams as a kid: becoming the Intercontinental, United States and WWE Championships. He said that it hit him that he should show his son that dreams can come true. He says you can never fail if you bet on yourself and says that's what he's doing. He says that he's proud to say Johnny Wrestling is back in WWE.

Theory's music hits and he comes to the ring. He asks if this is real and a lot has happened since he left. He says he's been watching Theory before Theory discusses what he's accomplished since Gargano left. He says he's already achieved Gargano's dreams and says he couldn't have done this without him. He says that he took him under his wing in NXT and says he's the veteran while Gargano is the rookie. Theory says he can carry his bags and briefcase. Theory says he can show Gargano The Way and says that everyone loves them together. Theory says they should do the high five and they get ready to do it, but Gargano delivers a super kick to him in the face.

Back from the break, we get a replay of the brawl between Seth Rollins and Riddle at the top of the show. Commentary runs down the card for next week's show.

Back at ringside, Damian Priest heads down. Edge follows him to a huge pop from the hometown crowd.

Edge vs. Damian Priest

Back from the break, the bell rings and the two lock up. Edge tosses Priest out of the ring before flipping him off. Priest gets back in and delivers a knee to Edge. Edge shoves Priest before sending him out of the ring. He gets back in and Edge pushes him into the corner. Priest delivers a forearm to Edge before throwing him into the corner and delivering a kick. Edge slides to the outside and delivers a clothesline to Priest before power bombing him on the barricade.

Back from the break, Priest goes flying off the top with no one home. The two men hit one another with a double clothesline, followed by a double big boot. Edge delivers a couple of clotheslines before hitting a neck breaker off the ropes. He goes for a pin, but Priest kicks out. Priest heads to the outside and Edge flies off the top to take him down. Priest chokeslams Edge into the apron before delivering the Razor's Edge through the announce desk.

Back from the break, Edge and Priest teeter on the top. Edge delivers a hurricanrana off the top before Priest delivers a spinning back heel kick. He follows it up with an Unprettier, then goes for a pin but Edge kicks out. The two men begin to exchange forearms and slaps before Priest hits a spinning back elbow. Edge hits a DDT, then goes for a pin but Priest kicks out. Priest hits a Twisting Neck Breaker, but Edge counters with a Final Reckoning. He goes for a pin, but Priest kicks out. Edge looks for a Sharpshooter, but knocks the referee out of the ring. He hits the Final Reckoning and grabs a couple of chairs while the referee is down. He slams the chair over his head before Edge recovers and grabs a chair leg. He locks in a crossface with the chair leg. Edge looks for a Spear, but Priest hits him with a chair leg. He goes for a pin, but Edge kicks out. Edge manages to pull out a Canadian Destroyer before hitting The Spear for the win.

Winner: Edge

After the match, he sets Priest's head up on a chair, but Rhea Ripley gets in the ring and low blows Edge. Finn Balor comes in and hits the Coup De Grace. Balor grabs the chair, but Beth Phoenix (who has been watching the match) grabs the chair and threatens to beat down the Judgment Day with it. Judgment Day retreats as the show goes off the air.

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