WWE RAW Results (8/22) – We are live from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where Riddle and Seth Rollins are brawling backstage!
We go to the announcers talking about the situation and Seth and Riddle make their way through the crowd like they are Tie Domi and Dale Hunter. Seth with elbows and a kick. Seth is pulled ino the ringside area and Riddle with a cross body off the ringside barrier onto Rollins and officials. Riddle with more forearms.
The announcers run through the show.
In the Arena:
The pyro explodes in the arena as legenday Trish Stratus makes her way to the ring. Trish says it feels so good to be here. It feels so good to be home. She says not just Toronto, she means this ring. Between these ropes, it will never not feel like home between these ropes. She says she has been doing a lot of thinking lately…
Bayley’s music plays and the Bayley Bunch make their way out to the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Bayley says that she is so excited to be on Raw in the ring with Trish Stratus. Bayley says she is a huge fan. Iyo says she is a big fan too. Bayley says that Iyo said that Trish is a legend in Japan and New Zealand. Bayley asks Trish what is she doing here.
Trish says there is a big match happening later with Edge back in a ring in Toronto for the first time in a decade. Before she was rudely interrupted by some non-Canadians.
Dakota says that no one cares what Trish has to say. Iyo tells Trish she doesn’t like her. Bayley cackles and she says that none of them like her. They are sick of Trish riding their coat tails all weekend. You have been on all of us all weekend long. We are sick of it. It is our ring now. You are the past. This is our show now and you are the past. Who do you think you are?
Bianca Belair’s music interrupts and she makes her way to the ring and she is on a mission to get to the ring.
Bianca says that Bayley isn’t in the same stratusphere. Trish walked so we could run. There would be no Bayley without Trish Stratus. Since you are standing here acting like this, I will tell you who Trish is. She is a trailblazer and a legend. Bianca says this is Trish’s city. She tells Bayley to stop being disrespectful.
Bianca says that Trish can defend herself. Trish tells Bayley that she can go from I am retired to I was retired if you don’t stop running your mouth. Bayley takes off her jacket like Trish did and she says that Trish is a little stupid and there are three of us and only two of you.
Trish says that her and the champion make two… Alexa Bliss and Asuka make their way to the ring.
Trish says the future tag team champions make four. Bayley says you are lucky that she is feeling generous and she will let Trish slide while they will see the other three idiots at Clash at the Castle. Trish tells Bayley and her friends that they will need luck to get to Cardiff.
Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai vs. Alexa Bliss and Asuka in a SemiFinal Match in the WWE Women’s Tag Team Tournament
Asuka and Iyo start things off and then Iyo tags in Dakota. Asuka calls Iyo a chicken. They lock up and Asuka with a side head lock take down. Dakota with a head scissors and Asuka escapes. Dakota with a head scissors take down and Asuka with a head scissors and Dakota escapes. Dakota goes to the floor to regroup. She gets on the apron and Asuka with a hip attack to send Dakota to the floor. Alexa with a drop kick to knock Iyo off the apron.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Alexa and Iyo lock up. Iyo with a waist lock but Alexa with a wrist lock take down. Iyo with a reversal. Alexa with a reversal of her own. Alexa with a hip toss and bridge for a near fall. Iyo blocks a kick and gives Alexa a leg trip. Alexa with an STO and a knee drop followed by a flip senton for a near fall. Asuka tags in and Iyo gets away from the corner. Asuka continues to call Iyo a chicken. They both say they don’t like each other. Iyo with a rollup for a near fall and a stomp to the hand. Asuka misses a sliding kick and Iyo misses a round kick but hits a back heel kick to the throat.
Dakota tags in and takes Asuka down and follows with Kawada kicks. Asuka with a pop up knee and then she gives Dakota a series of Kawada kicks. Asuka with a kick to the back and Alexa tags in. Alexa with a punch and Asuka with a bulldog for a near fall from Alexa. Alexa with a wrist lock and rollup for a near fall. Alexa gets another near fall. Alexa with another rollup for a near fall. Alexa with a jaw breaker and drop kick. Alexa sends Iyo off the apron and then Alexa with a cannonball off the apron onto Iyo and Dakota.
We see Dana Brooke and Tamina standing in ROOM watching MONITOR at ANGLE.
Dakota trips Alexa and rolls to the floor and kicks Alexa in the head as we go to commercial.
We are back and Iyo tags in and goes after Asuka on the apron and then stops Alexa from making the tag. Alexa with an enzuigiri and tag to Asuka. Asuka with kicks to Iyo. Asuka knocks Dakota off the apron with a hip attack and then she takes Iyo down with a shoulder tackle. Asuka with a hip attack into the corner. Iyo blocks a German suplex but Asuka with a series of spinning back fists. Asuka with a German suplex for a near fall. Asuka with kicks and Dakota distracts Asuka. Asuka misses a kick and Iyo with a kick to the back of the head followed by a springboard drop kick for a near fall.
Alexa tags in and she kicks Dakota in the knee but Dakota sends Alexa to the floor. Dakota tags in and she goes for a suplex on Asuka but Asuka blocks it and Asuka with a back slide for a near fall. Dakota with a scorpion kick to Asuka and Dakota misses a bicycle kick. Dakota avoids a Hip Attack in the ropes. Dakota with a running boot to the head for a near fall. Asuka with a spinning back fist and a running boot. Alexa with a double DDT to Dakota and Iyo. Asuka tags in and they hit a side Russian leg sweep and neck breaker combination on Dakota. Asuka stretches Dakota but Iyo makes the save. Alexa tags in and she sets for Twisted Bliss. Asuka makes the tag and Dakota gets her knees up. Iyo with a drop kick to Alexa. Asuka with a round kick to Iyo. Asuka with spinning back fists to Dakota. Dakota with a forearm and she misses a Yakuza kick in the corner. Iyo makes the blind tag and Asuka applies the Asuka lock on Dakota and Dakota taps and Asuka thinks she won but Iyo with a rollup for the three count.
Winners: Iyo Sky and Dakota Kai (Advance to Finals)
Kevin Patrick is backstage with Dolph Ziggler now, asking how he plans to bounce back against Finn Balor after last week’s loss to Theory. Ziggler says he’s been doing this for a long time, lots of highs and lows. He admits Theory was the better man last week, but he just wanted to help Theory. He says Theory has the world in his hands but he’s just so arrogant and that’s the problem… Balor interrupts and Rhea Ripley is with him. Balor mocks Ziggler for the “respect the veteran of the locker room” speech and says Ziggler makes him sick. Balor says Ziggler is the same as Edge and Rey Mysterio as he attaches himself to the younger Superstars to keep himself relevant, saying he can teach them something. Balor says Ziggler can’t teach him anything, kid. Ziggler says they’re the same age and there’s one thing he can teach Balor… Ziggler quickly drops Balor with a slap. Ziggler heads off as Ripley tends to Balor. Ziggler puts his head back through the curtain and asks if Balor is coming to the ring or if he’s going to sit there like a little bitch.
— We go back to the ring and out comes Dolph Ziggler for a pop. Ziggler poses on the apron as we go back to commercial.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Finn Balor
They lock up and Ziggler with a waist lock. Balor misses an elbow and Ziggler with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Balor backs up and he connects with a knee and he sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Ziggler with a side head lock and Ziggler with a drop kick. Ziggler goes to the turnbuckles and punches Balor. Ziggler goes for a neck breaker but Balor escapes and gives Ziggler a double leg take down and punches. Ziggler is sent hard into the turnbuckles by Balor. Balor sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles again. Balor sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles one more time. Balor with a side head lock. Ziggler with punches and Balor with an Irish whip that sends Ziggler face first into the turnbuckles.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Balor with a side head lock. Ziggler with punches. Ziggler with a jaw breaker but Balor with a kick to the leg. Balor goes for a suplex but Ziggler lands on his feet and he connects with an uppercut. Ziggler with a kick and Balor misses a splash into the corner. Ziggler with a flying clothesline and then he punches Balor in the turnbuckles and hits a neck breaker. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop for a near fall. Balor escapes a suplex and lands on his feet and hits an elevated elbow drop for a near fall.
Balor with boots to the chest. Ziggler counters sling blade into a rollup for a near fall. Ziggler with a kick and Balor with a power bomb to counter a Fameasser. Balor gets a near fall. Ziggler with a drop kick to stop a charging Balor. Ziggler with a DDT for a near fall. Balor blocks a super kick and Balor goes for 1916 but Ziggler lands on his feet and hits a Fameasser for a near fall. Balor avoids a Zig Zag and hits a drop kick that send Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Balor misses Coup de Grace and Ziggler with a Zig Zag for a near fall.
They lock up and Priest with a clean break. They lock up and Edge backs Priest into the corner and then sends Priest to the floor. Edge flips off Priest. They lock up and Edge with a side head lock. Priest with a jumping knee. Edge pie faces Priest and then pulls him down by the hair jewelry. Edge pushes Priest to the mat and then sends Priest over the top rope to the floor. Priest gets back in the ring and Edge with a waist lock. Priest goes for an elbow but Edge blocks it. Edge sends Priest into the turnbuckles. Edge with a wrist lock. Priest gets to the ropes to force a break. Priest stomps on the foot and punches Edge.
Priest punches Edge in the corner. Edge slides to the floor on an Irish whip and then he punches Priest after he plays with Priest. Edge sets for a power bomb onto the ringside barrier and hits it. Edge gets back into the ring to break the count. The referee checks on Priest and Edge punches Priest. Edge sends Priest into the apron. Edge goes for a crossface but Priest gets to the floor. Edge with a baseball slide to send Priest into the ringside barrier. Priest with a chin lock against the turnbuckles and then he pulls Edge’s shoulder into the rin gpost. Priest kicks Edge against the ringside barrier.
Priest with a Broken Arrow for a near fall. Priest misses a springboard senton when Edge moves. Edge and Priest both go for clotheslines and boots at the same time. Edge with a flapjack and clotheslines. Priest with an Irish whip but Priest misses a splash into the corner. Edge with a swinging neck breaker in the ropes for a near fall. Priest goes to the floor and Edge goes up top. Edge with a cross body onto Priest and both men are down. Edge gets up first and returns to the ring to break the count. Priest choke slams Edge against the ropes and Edge bounces off the ropes. Priest gets Edge up for Splash Mountain through the table. Priest returns to the ring and the referee starts his count while Edge starts to stir on what is left of the announce table.
Priest sends Edge over the apron and connects with forearms. Priest with kicks to Edge. Edge with Edge-O-Matic for a near fall. Priest with a clothesline for a near fall. Priest with punches. Priest goes to the turnbuckles and connects with forearms. Priest grabs Edge for a choke slam off the turnbuckles but Edge with elbows. Edge sets for a Frankensteiner and hits it. Edge sets for a spear and he runs into a cyclone kick. Priest with an Unprettier for a near fall. Priest with a punch to Edge.
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WWE RAW Results (8/22)