Welcome to our WrestlingINC.com live “WWE Raw” viewing party. Tonight’s show is broadcasting live from the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa.

As of early Monday afternoon, three matches were being promoted for tonight’s show:

  • “Raw” Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Asuka
  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Riddle & Shinsuke Nakamura (*If Riddle and Nakamura win they get a title shot)
  • Lacey Evans vs. TBA

Our live coverage will begin at 8 PM ET.

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We’re on the air. Byron Saxton, Corey Graves, and Jimmy Smith are on commentary.

First out is Becky Lynch, who makes her full entrance and grabs a microphone.

Lynch says it feels good to welcome everyone to “Raw” because she didn’t feel up to it without “her title”. She says fans prayed for her downfall and hope she never reclaims the “Raw” Women’s Championship. But Lynch says she lives on “spite and coffee” and she’s feeling pretty fueled up.

Lynch says she collects enemies and she’s going to keep collecting them as she rises back to the top. Lynch says the odds have always been stacked against her and it’ll be the same at “Hell In A Cell”.

Lynch resets the events of “Money In The Bank” in 2020, where Asuka won the briefcase. Lynch says she generously gave Asuka the greatest gift of her career when she handed her the “Raw” Women’s Championship the following night. Lynch says this was all by design. Lynch says she gave the title to Asuka because she knew she could beat Asuka when she returned from “creating life”.

Asuka makes her entrance to cut off Lynch’s monologue.

Asuka gets a microphone. She says Lynch is still a “big-time baby”. No one is ready for Asuka. At “Hell In A Cell” she’ll become the new champion.

“Raw” Women’s Champion Bianca Belair makes her entrance with a microphone in hand. Belair says she’s not crying about having to defend against two people at “Hell In A Cell”. Belair says she likes to do her talking in the ring. She respects Asuka, but Asuka kicked her last week. Belair says her title isn’t going anywhere.

Lynch cheap shots Belair with a punch to the face. All three women get into it. Belair hoists up Lynch and delivers the KOD over the top rope so Lynch lands on the ring apron. Asuka follows with a hip attack to send Lynch to the floor.

The match between Belair and Asuka is next. But first, we go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, the bell rings and we’re underway. Lynch has joined commentary.

“Raw” Women’s Champion Bianca Belair vs. Asuka

Asuka gets the better of an early grappling exchange. Belair escapes and puts down Asuka with a shoulder tackle.

Asuka catches Belair with a kick to the gut while Belair is in mid-handstand to retake control but quickly runs into a dropkick by Belair.

Belair throws Asuka across the ring by her hair. And then, does it again. Asuka catches Belair with a drop toehold into the corner and then chokes her with her boot.

Asuka grabs a waist lock but Belair back elbows her way out of it and hits a suplex. Asuka reverses another and puts Belair in an ankle lock. Belair tries to roll out of it but Asuka holds on and Belair is stuck in this hold for a while in the middle of the ring. Belair finally powers out but Asuka grabs a front face lock. Belair powers out into a vertical suplex and follows with a standing moonsault for a 2-count.

On commentary, Lynch just referred to herself as “a wizard”.

Asuka grabs an arm submission but Belair powers out of it again. Both women tumble over the top rope to the floor.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Belair is in control and hits a fallaway slam. Belair charges into a boot from Asuka. Asuka hits a series of kicks and a German suplex. She follows with a running hip attack for a 2-count.

There is a countdown graphic to tonight’s Usos vs. Riddle & Shinsuke Nakamura match, which is starting around 10 PM ET.

Asuka goes up top but Belair cuts her off. Belair backflips off the second rope but Asuka follows with a missile dropkick for a 2-count.

Asuka misses a charge into the corner. Belair hoists up Asuka for the KOD but Asuka escapes. Asuka is favoring her knee and rolls to the floor. Lynch is hamming it up on commentary over this and taunts Asuka from commentary.

Belair goes out and rolls Asuka back into the ring. Belair heads back in but Asuka catches her with her pop-up knee strike for a 2-count. Spinning back fist by Asuka leads to the Asuka Lock. Belair fights out of it and backs Asuka into the corner. Asuka tries for the Asuka Lock again but Belair counters with a Glam Slam.

Belair misses another attempt at her standing moonsault but then catches Asuka in a rollup for the pin.

Bianca Belair defeated Asuka via pinfall

Lynch is immediately in the ring after the match to lay out both Asuka and Belair.

Commentary throws to a recap of last Monday’s match between Ezekiel and Chad Gable.

Back to the arena and Rey & Dominik Mysterio make their entrance for a 6-man tag team match that’s coming up next. But first, we go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, The Mysterios are waiting in the ring for the rest of the participants in this upcoming match. First, is their partner, Ezekiel.

Next is Alpha Academy, followed by their partner Kevin Owens.

Ezekiel, Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio vs. Kevin Owens & Alpha Academy

Gable starts off against Rey and gets the better of a grappling exchange. Rey pushes out of a headlock and takes down Gable with a flying head scissor.

Dominik tags in and Gable quickly catches him with a belly-to-belly suplex for a 2-count. Dominik grabs Gable’s arm and hits a flying arm drag that sends Gable out of the ring. Owens misses a charge on Dominik and flies out of the ring. Dominik, Rey, and Ezekiel then triple dropkick Otis out of the ring.

Dominik celebrates but gets pushed from the top rope to the floor by Gable as we go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Owens is pounding on Dominik. Owens puts Dominik in a Sharpshooter.

Rey enters and hits a dropkick to Owens’ face to break the hold. Otis tags in and squashes Dominik in the corner. Otis climbs to the second rope but misses the Vader Bomb. Dominik crawls to his corner and tags in Ezekiel.

Ezekiel runs wild on Gable and catches Owens trying to sneak in with a knee strike. Ezekiel plants Gable with an electric chair into a powerbomb. Dominik tries a crossbody on Otis. Otis catches him but  Rey follows and that takes down Otis.

Rey sets up Owens for the 619 but Owens avoids it. He tries to superkick Rey but hits Gable instead. Rey and Dominik hit a double 619 to Gable. Ezekiel follows with a twisting brainbuster to get the pin.

Ezekiel, Rey Mysterio & Dominik Mysterio defeated Kevin Owens & Alpha Academy via pinfall

Owens is very upset after the match and won’t let the commentary team move on with the show as he tosses around the papers on their desk. Owens finally moves on and the commentary team sets up a recap of last Monday’s events involving Seth Rollins and Cody Rhodes.

Back in the arena, Cody Rhodes makes his entrance.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Rhodes is in the ring with a microphone.

Rhodes says he has always been a fan of Seth Rollins. He says he always saw the potential for great things in him. Rhodes says Dusty Rhodes also saw great potential in Rollins. Rhodes says Rollins lives up to the hype and is a generational talent.

Rhodes says he was nervous knowing he would face Rollins at “WrestleMania”. Rhodes says he couldn’t return to WWE with a loss. He had to be at the top of his game, but he’s proven himself to be the better man, which has driven Rollins man.

Rhodes says jealously leads men to desperate measures. Rhodes says “Hell In A Cell” will be the biggest challenge of his career.

Rollins’ music cuts off Rhodes, but Rollins enters through the crowd with a microphone.

Rollins says he doesn’t like Rhodes and he doesn’t want him here. Rollins says he tried to accept this new version of Rhodes but the pandering gets worse and worse every week and the Cody chants get louder. Rollins says he can’t stand it any longer.

Rollins says Rhodes left WWE six years ago because he wasn’t good enough. And then, Rhodes and his “little friends” tried to tear down everything Rollins was trying to build. And when that didn’t work out, Rollins says Rhodes came crawling back.

Rollins says Rhodes doesn’t get to take a sledgehammer to the throne and then try to take that throne away from him. Rollins says he’s going to end Rhodes at “Hell In A Cell” and then we can all wake up from this American Nightmare.

Rollins is still cackling from the crowd.

Rhodes asks Rollins what’s stopping him from heading up there right now. Rhodes invites Rollins to come down and get in the ring with him. Rollins agrees to do it right now.

Rollins walks all the way down to the barricade and then stops and says, “I’ll see you Sunday”.

Rhodes heads out after Rollins and the two brawl in the crowd. Rhodes tackles Rollins through the barricade and back into the ringside area. Rhodes pounds on Rollins. The officials and referees run down to break it up.

Rollins gets free and he and Rhodes start going at it again before being broken up again. Rhodes breaks loose and attacks Rollins one more time. The crowd thinks this is awesome.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, we get a recap of what we just saw.

Back in the arena, Alexa Bliss makes her entrance.

We get a sponsored recap of Alexa Bliss winning the women’s Money In The Bank match in 2018 and cashing it in one hour later on Nia Jax to win the “Raw” Women’s Championship.

Doudrop makes her entrance, alongside Nikki A.S.H.

Alexa Bliss vs. Doudrop (with Nikki A.S.H.)

Bliss attacks with the forearms, but Doudrop shrugs them off and takes her down with a shoulder block. Doudrop slams Bliss into the corner and follows with a splash.

Doudrop grounds Bliss with a modified cobra clutch. Bliss fights to her feet but gets slammed back down for a 2-count.

Doudrop lands a headbutt and goes back to the modified cobra clutch. She sends Bliss into the corner but misses a splash. Bliss lands a knee strike and a pair of dropkicks and Doudrop is down.

Bliss charges right into a slam by Doudrop but Doudrop misses a senton. Bliss charges again but gets knocked down with a shoulder block. Doudrop drags Bliss to the corner and climbs to the second rope. She misses the Vader Bomb.

Bliss climbs to the top rope. Nikki tries to intervene but Bliss kicks her off and hits Twisted Bliss to pin Doudrop.

Alexa Bliss defeated Doudrop via pinfall

We go to a recap of last Monday’s match between Bobby Lashley and MVP.

We get a look at MVP and Omos hanging out backstage.

Back in the arena, The Miz makes his entrance. He’s dressed in a suit to host a Miz TV segment with The Street Profits. But first, we go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, we get a recap of Lacey Evans starting the engines at the Coca-Cola 600 over the weekend.

Back in the arena, The Miz has a microphone. Miz plugs the season premiere of “Miz & Mrs.” next Monday night. Miz talks about Maryse joining him but he’s cut off by The Street Profits making their entrance. The ring announcer introduces the Profits, but Miz.

Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford remind us that “Hell In A Cell” on Sunday. They reset what happened between Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins earlier tonight. They mention Rhodes beat Miz last Monday.

Ford says he’s excited to see Bianca Belair defend the “Raw” Women’s Championship in a triple threat against “Hell In A Cell”.

They act like they want to ask The Miz what he thinks about “Hell In A Cell” but it’s just a setup for them to do The Rock’s, “It doesn’t matter what you think!”

24/7 Champion Dana Brooke comes running down to ringside out of nowhere followed by Akira Tozawa. T-Bar shows up and slams Tozawa. Ford superkicks T-Bar out of the ring and then goes back to his seat in the ring. R-Truth and Apollo Crews head into the ring. Tamina is now in there too fighting with Brooke.

Dawkins sends Crews out of the ring and then goes back to his seat in the ring.

Tamina hits a Samoan Drop on Brooke and wins the 24/7 Championship.

Tamina defeated Dana Brooke via pinfall to win the 24/7 Championship

Tamina picks up Tozawa and lays a big kiss on him. Tozawa catches her with a backslide and pins her to win the 24/7 Championship.

Akira Tozawa defeated Tamina via pinfall to win the 24/7 Championship

Commentary tosses to a recap video of Veer Mahaan vs. Mustafa Ali last Monday.

Back in the arena, Theory makes his entrance. He’s here to watch Ali face Ciampa. If Ali wins, he’ll get a shot at Theory’s United States Championship.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Ciampa is already in the ring and Ali is making his entrance. Theory is on commentary.

Mustafa Ali vs. Ciampa

Ciampa and Ali trade chops early. Ciampa takes down Ali with a shoulder block. Ali escapes a back suplex but gets hit with a back elbow by Ciampa. Ciampa follows with a knee strike to get a 2-count.

Ciampa grounds Ali with a chin lock. Ali escapes but runs into a clothesline. Ciampa lands an elbow from the second rope and drives a stomp down on Ali.

Ciampa goes back to the chin lock. Ali fights out again. Ciampa whips him into the corner but misses a charge and Ali hits a clothesline to send Ciampa to the floor. Ali follows with a suicide dive.

Ali sends Ciampa back into the ring and climbs to the top rope but Theory pulls him down and starts beating him up for the disqualification.

Mustafa Ali defeated Ciampa via disqualification

Theory continues to beat up on Ali after the match and leaves him laying. Theory gets the microphone. He says he’s on another level and says he’ll give Ali his title match right now.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Theory is beating up on Ali in the ring but commentary informs us the match has not started yet. The referee asks Ali if he still wants to do the match and Ali agrees.

United States Championship Match: Theory (c) vs. Mustafa Ali

The bell rings and Theory goes on the attack. He hits a big back body drop for a 2-count.

Theory slams Ali’s head into the corner. He’s taking his time. Theory runs Ali across the ring, headfirst into the opposite turnbuckle.

Theory walks into a superkick by Ali. Ali follows with a swinging DDT. Ali climbs to the top rope. Theory hits the top rope and Ali crashes off the top rope. Theory hits A-Town Down for the pin.

Theory defeated Mustafa Ali via pinfall to retain the United States Championship

Adam Pearce strolls out after the match. He says Vince McMahon was impressed by Theory’s psychological tactics but he wants to see what Theory can do in a fair fight, so there will be a championship rematch at “Hell In A Cell”.

Backstage, Riddle walks down a hallway. Riddle says he thanks everyone for their words of support for Randy Orton. Shinsuke Nakamura enters and says they will bleed The Bloodline dry.

Back in the arena, The Usos make their entrance.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, The Usos are in the ring.

Shinsuke Nakamura makes his entrance. Riddle follows with his own entrance. Riddle is introduced as “one-half of RK-Bro”.

Championship Contenders Match: Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos vs. Shinsuke Nakamura & Riddle

Riddle starts against Jimmy. Riddle lands a kick and a gut-wrench suplex early. Nakamura tags in for a double team and a 2-count.

Jimmy makes a tag to Jey, but Jey runs into a knee by Nakamura and tags in Riddle. They kick away on Jey in their corner. Riddle hits a fisherman suplex for a 2-count.

Riddle tries to put Jey in a kimura lock but Jey tags in Jimmy. Jey hits a Samoan drop and Jimmy covers Riddle for a 2-count.

Jimmy stomps on Riddle’s lower back. Jey tags in and they double whip Riddle into the corner. Jey chokes Riddle on the bottom rope and Jimmy sneaks in a cheap shot.

Another whip into the corner on Riddle and Jey tags in Jimmy. Jimmy fires away on Riddle in the corner but he misses a splash in the corner. Riddle tags in Nakamura.

Nakamura runs wild on both Usos with a bunch of kicks. He hits his sliding German suplex on Jimmy. Nakamura hits a jumping knee strike from the second rope for a 2-count.

Nakamura lines up for the Kinshasa. Jey distracts him. Jimmy hits a superkick and follows with a big splash. Riddle narrowly breaks up the pinning attempt.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Nakamura lands a kick on Jimmy. Both men are down. Nakamura tags in Riddle and he runs wild on Jey, who also tagged in. Riddle hits a suplex and a Bro-ton. Riddle tries for Orton’s draping DDT but Jey dumps Riddle over the top rope. However, Nakamura made a blind tag and hit the Kinshasa on Jey. Jimmy broke up the pinning attempt.

Riddle makes his own blind tag and hits power slams on both Usos. Riddle hits the draping DDT on Jey. Riddle sets up for the RKO. Jey pushes him off and hits a superkick. Jey chokes Riddle on the second rope. The referee pulls off Jey. Jimmy hits Riddle with his own scooter. The ref spots it and calls for the bell.

Shinsuke Nakamura & Riddle defeated The Usos via disqualification

The Usos try to beat down Riddle and Nakamura after the match but Nakamura saves Riddle and Riddle hits a top rope RKO on Jey to chase off The Usos.

Commentary tosses to a recap of Rhea Ripley beating up Liv Morgan three weeks ago and other shenanigans from The Judgment Day.

Back in the arena, Liv Morgan makes her entrance. She’s getting another match against Ripley tonight.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, we get a look at Titus O’Neil at the Indy 500 over the weekend.

The commentary team shows us a recap of Theory’s dealings with Mustafa Ali earlier tonight, setting up their match for “Hell In A Cell”.

Backstage, Kevin Patrick interviews Ali. Ali says he’s hurting right now but he’s going to make sure it’s worth it. He says he earned this opportunity. He says he knows the odds are against him but he won’t stay down and he’ll walk out of his hometown of Chicago as the new United States Champion. Theory jumps Ali from behind and takes a selfie.

Back to the announce desk, the commentary team plugs “Hell In A Cell” and runs down the confirmed matches for the event, which now includes a 6-person mixed tag team match: The Judgment Day vs. AJ Styles, Finn Balor & Liv Morgan.

Back in the arena, Rhea Ripley makes her entrance. She enters alone to face Liv Morgan. That match is next. But first, we get a commercial break.

Back from the break, the commentary team is on camera. Corey Graves delivers a Memorial Day message, thanking the fighting men and women who’ve been killed in service to the United States. That sets up a patriotic Memorial Day video package.

Liv Morgan vs. Rhea Ripley

Morgan attacks at the bell with a running dropkick. Ripley takes back control with a headbutt. Ripley throws Morgan across the rung but charges right into a boot from Morgan. Morgan jumps on Ripley’s back, looking for a sleeper hold. Ripley rams into the corners but Morgan hangs on. Ripley finally drops onto her back to squash Morgan and break the hold.

Ripley slams Morgan’s head into the mat. But Morgan pulls her onto the second rope and hits a dropkick. Ripley fights back with some kicks and chokes Morgan on the second rope. Morgan manages to pull Ripley through the ropes to the floor. Morgan tries for a hurricanrana from the ring apron but Ripley catches her and slams her against the barricade.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Morgan catches a rollup for a 2-count. We’re told Damian Priest made his way to ringside during the break and AJ Styles made his way out too.

Ripley grounds Morgan with an armbar. Morgan fights to her feet but Ripley takes her down by the hair. Ripley delivers a kick and locks on a body scissor. Morgan finds a pinning attempt to break the hold but Ripley stays in control. Ripley jaws at Morgan but that only fires her up. Morgan hits a step-up knee in the corner but misses another charge. Ripley tries a charge but misses and crashes into the ring post and falls to the floor.

Morgan climbs to the top rope and hits a crossbody onto Ripley on the floor. They both get back in the ring. Morgan goes for Oblivion, but Priest holds the back of Ripley’s pants and Morgan crashes to the mat. Ripley goes for the Riptide but Morgan escapes and hits a backstabber and then rolls up Ripley to get the pin!

Liv Morgan defeated Rhea Ripley via pinfall

Priest and Styles brawl at ringside after the match. Morgan yells at him to let Styles go so Priest gets in the ring to confront Morgan. Finn Balor arrives on the scene to fight Priest. Balor and Styles stare down Ripley and that allows Morgan to hit a dropkick from the top rope to take down Ripley.

Styles hits Priest with a Phenomenal Forearm and Balor follows with a Coup de Grace. Styles, Balor, and Morgan share a “Too Sweet” in the middle of the ring.

Back to the announce desk, where we get a recap of Cody Rhodes and Seth Rollins brawling earlier tonight.

Back in the arena, Bobby Lashley makes his entrance for tonight’s contract signing for his match against Omos and MVP at “Hell In A Cell”.

We go to a commercial break.

Back from the break, Omos and MVP are making their entrance. Adam Pearce is presiding over the contract signing.

MVP takes a microphone. He says it never should’ve come to this. MVP says he did everything for Lashley. MVP says on Sunday there will be no rules to protect Lashley, only a brutal beating. MVP says the All Mighty Era exists because of him and it will end once and for all on Sunday.

Lashley responds. He says he never needed MVP. He says MVP was a leech. Lashley says he considered MVP a friend. MVP screams that he considered Lashley a brother, but Lashley turned his back on him.

All three men sign the contract. MVP is all fired up. Lashley throws the table out of the ring. Security enter the ring but Lashley and Omos clear them all out until it’s just the two of them left standing in the ring. Cedric Alexander sneaks in and chops Lashley’s leg. Lashley recovers to slam Alexander but Omos puts down Lashley. MVP beats on Lashley now that he’s down.

Omos brings a table into the ring and sets it up in the corner. Omos tries to slam Lashley through the table but Lashley slips out the back and spears Omos through the table.

That’s our show!

 

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