Raw results: April 4, 2022
An emotional Cody Rhodes addressed the WWE Universe
Cody Rhodes made the most of his return to Raw with a heartfelt tribute to his late father Dusty Rhodes and stating his title aspirations. Seth “Freakin” Rollins seemed to be ready to crash the party, but a handshake between The American Nightmare and The Visionary left the WWE Universe wondering what was still to come for the WrestleMania opponents.
Sasha Banks & Naomi def. Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan
There was no rest for the Women’s Tag Team Champions, as Sasha Banks & Naomi battled Rhea Ripley & Liv Morgan one night after winning the titles in a Fatal 4-Way Match. A miscommunication between Ripley & Morgan opened the door for “Boss 'n' Glow” tandem offense, and the champions started their reign in style. After the match, The Nightmare’s displeasure with her teammate was apparent, leaving many to wonder what the future holds for Ripley & Morgan.
Kevin Owens is interrupted by Ezekiel
As KO rolled out excuses for his WrestleMania performance, a Superstar who bore a striking resemblance to Elias emerged to stare down Owens.
The Miz def. Rey Mysterio, Veer brought destruction
The A-Lister continued his torment of The Mysterios by making quick work of Dominik with a Skull-Crushing Finale. The biggest fireworks were yet to come, as Veer struck fear into the WWE Universe and laid waste to both luchadors to announce his presence on the red brand in huge fashion.
Bianca Belair shined to begin reign as Raw Women’s Champion
Despite sporting serious battle wounds, The EST of WWE soaked up all the love from the crowd in Dallas following her historic win over Becky Lynch on WrestleMania Saturday.
Bron Breakker def. Dolph Ziggler to win the NXT Championship
Dolph Ziggler warded off a challenge from Bron Breakker at NXT Stand & Deliver, but there’s nothing like second chances on the Raw after WrestleMania. With Robert Roode lurking on the outside, Breakker went airborne to wipe out the devious Dirty Dawg. The Showoff rallied, but Breakker unleashed a vicious Spear as well as his signature press and slam to reclaim the NXT Title.
MVP ditched Bobby Lashley for Omos
Bobby Lashley was in a great mood after his WrestleMania Sunday victory, but MVP and Omos did plenty to crush his good vibes, as Lashley's former Hurt Business associate shockingly aligned with the towering competitor to lay a vicious beatdown on The All Mighty.
Carmella and Corey Graves hold pre-wedding makeout session
The partnership between Queen Zelina & Carmella finally became fractured beyond repair, as the two clearly could no longer coexist after losing their titles. The royal Superstar went on the attack, but The Most Beautiful Woman in WWE found herself right at home in the warm embrace of her soon-to-be husband.
Austin Theory & The Usos def. RK-Bro & Finn Bálor
After last week’s matchup was derailed, the Raw & SmackDown Tag Team Champions did battle once again but this time added Austin Theory and Finn Bálor to the equation. It was a chaotic clash throughout, as an RKO from Randy Orton led off a chain reaction that eventually ended with an ATL from Theory to Bálor that clinched the victory.
Edge & Damian Priest dished out a beatdown to AJ Styles
Damian Priest addressed the WWE Universe and attempted to explain his apparent alliance with the WWE Hall of Famer after helping him beat AJ Styles on WrestleMania Sunday. Edge used the opportunity to goad The Phenomenal One, and only WWE officials spared Styles from another Con-chair-to assault.
The Street Profits def. Alpha Academy in a Tornado Tag Team Match
Two of the most experienced tag teams on the red brand came out brawling, which prompted WWE official Adam Pearce to declare a Tornado Tag Team Match. With no disqualifications, Otis & Chad Gable stacked up a table in the middle of the ring, but Montez Ford sent Alpha Academy’s Master crashing through it thanks to a skyscraping Frog Splash.
Roman Reigns stated his dominance
The message was simple: The WWE Universe has never seen a champion like Roman Reigns. This Friday, The Head of the Table is set to decide his next move.