Raw results: July 4, 2022
Bobby Lashley and Theory set United States Title rematch for SummerSlam
As The All Mighty looked to ring in his new reign with Independence Day style, Mr. Money in the Bank rolled in demanding an opportunity to reclaim the United States Title.
The Mysterios def. The Judgment Day by disqualification
The Judgment Day came calling in San Diego, but The Mysterios had the hometown crowd behind them to ignite their fire. Dominik was looking to impress in his first match in San Diego, but Damian Priest sent a brutal message with a toss of the younger Mysterio onto the outside barricades. With the official distracted, Rey Mysterio paid homage to the legendary Eddie Guerrero by tricking the referee into thinking he’d been struck with a steel chair by Finn Bálor.
AJ Styles def. The Miz
The Miz may not be sweating Logan Paul’s WWE signing yet, but The A-Lister had plenty to say about AJ Styles’ in-ring capabilities. The Phenomenal One answered and sealed a win over The Miz with a silencing Phenomenal Forearm. The moment of glory was fleeting, however, as Ciampa sprung into action with a brutal attack that opened the door for a Skull-Crushing Finale. With The Miz seemingly bringing Ciampa under his wing, there’s no telling what further torment is in store for the red brand.
Liv Morgan & Bianca Belair def. Carmella & Natalya
Liv Morgan’s moment in the spotlight after a magical night at WWE Money in the Bank was cut short with the arrival of Natalya and Carmella looking to spoil the party. Bianca Belair rushed in to even the odds, and as Mella and Natalya scampered away, Adam Pearce emerged to announce a tag team showdown. The Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champions showed quick chemistry, and an Oblivion from Morgan set up a pin of The B.O.A.T.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins def. Ezekiel
It’s hard not to get a little “Zeked Up” on the Fourth of July, and Ezekiel went a little overboard at this year’s cookout. After angering Seth “Freakin” Rollins by sullying his suit, Elias’ younger brother looked to send the biggest message when the two squared off in the ring. Ezekiel went for the win with a backslide pin, but The Visionary escaped and lined up a Stomp for the win. As Rollins looked to line up more damage, Riddle came flying in to deliver an RKO from out of nowhere.
Bobby Lashley & The Street Profits def. Theory & Alpha Academy
Mr. Money in the Bank was feeling himself during the match, but Angelo Dawkins came flying in to launch a posing Theory over the announce table. Otis was clearly feeling the effects of his hot dog-eating contest from earlier in the day, and a Spear and Frog Splash in succession didn’t appear to sit well with his stomach. One more Spear to Chad Gable allowed the United States Champion to close the match, and Otis lost his lunch on his Alpha Academy teammate to add insult to injury.
Gunther def. R-Truth
Uncle Truth made his way to Raw for a spectacular celebration of the Fourth of July. R-Truth paid homage to some of his favorite Independence Day heroes with a special nod to Vivica A. Fox, but Ludwig Von Kaiser wasn’t enjoying the festivities. The interruption gave way to the entrance of Gunther, who stepped into battle with R-Truth. A thunderous Powerbomb from the Intercontinental Champion led to the victory and gave Uncle Truth a much different grand finale then he was expecting.
Becky Lynch def. Asuka in a No Holds Barred Match
Big Time Becks and The Empress of Tomorrow took the animosity to a new level in a No Holds Barred main event on the red brand. Asuka attempted to take out the trash when she came in with a flying kick to a can-covered Becky Lynch. A thwarted Green Mist surprise allowed Lynch to capitalize with a Manhandle Slam through a table to deliver a Big Time win.