WWE Uncooked following WrestleMania Backlash 2022 marketed a United States Championship match between Cody Rhodes and Idea. Rhodes scored his next shell out-for every-watch victory about Seth Rollins past night time in an fantastic match at WrestleMania Backlash, although Theory was not on the card as only just one championship was defended.
As Cody Rhodes was closing in on a United States Championship win, Seth Rollins predictably interfered, forcing a disqualification victory for Rhodes.
WWE Raw also observed the return of Alexa Bliss, who used her outdated topic new music and returned to her original ring equipment, nonetheless she did even now carry close to a Lilly doll. Bliss picked up a speedy victory more than Sonya Deville immediately after Deville was relieved of her responsibilities as a WWE official. WWE Uncooked also booked a substantial-profile match for future 7 days as Bobby Lashley will confront Omos inside a steel cage.
WWE Raw past 7 days garnered an average viewership of 1.581 million as viewership continues to slip versus the NBA playoffs.
- Could 2, 2022 | 1.581 million
- April 25, 2022 | 1.614 million
- April 18, 2022 | 1.648 million
- April 11, 2022 | 1.803 million
- April 4, 2022 | 2.101 million
- WWE Uncooked Venue: XL Center (Hartford, Conn.)
- WWE Uncooked Tickets Distributed: 6,467
- WWE Uncooked Tickets Accessible: 328
AEW vs. NJPW Forbidden Doorway Sells Out (Professional Wrestling Bits)
WWE Uncooked Full YouTube Viewership Last Monday—9,811,585 (Down from 12,065,089)
- Most-Seen: The Bloodline brawls with RK-Bro and Drew McIntyre (1,700,871 views)
- Least-Viewed: Cedric Alexander Appears to be like to Impress MVP and Omos (160,235 sights)
- Median Viewership: 440,435 sights
WWE Raw Benefits| Monday, May well 9, 2022
RK-Bro def. The Road Income
RK-Bro kicked off WWE Raw with the lights dimmed, almost as if they ended up mourning previous night’s decline.
The Avenue Profits, significantly Montez Ford, slice a fantastic promo as to why they really should be following in line for the WWE Uncooked Tag Staff Championship. If they drop this match, it’s possible they’ll ultimately switch heel.
Riddle recycled an oldie-but-goodie line from Rob Van Dam when he reported RK-Bro 4:20 “just smoked your asses.”
Riddle unintentionally hit Orton though performing a dive to the outdoors, which is a little something to observe. This led to Montez Ford hitting a frog splash on Riddle, and I would have fallen for the fake finish if Corey Graves wouldn’t have screamed out “new champs!”
Liv Morgan def. Rhea Ripley (with The Judgment Day)
Edge has quick hair now as he proceeds to commit to this new character. His hair was related to that of Rhea Ripley. Also, it’s now identified as “The Judgment Day” as a substitute of Judgment Working day.
The Judgment Day not only experienced dimmed lights, but also shadows in the ring.
Rhea Ripley joined The Judgment Day for the reason that she was “done currently being utilized.”
Rhea Ripley wore a not-so-refined judgment scale on her deal with in addition to black hair and lipstick, which smeared by way of her deal with.
Ripley won this match by submission in her Judgment Working day debut, and even had new topic songs.
Finn Balor def. Damian Priest by Disqualification
Lousy Damian Priest continues to be the whipping boy of this steady as they are even preserving Finn Balor from him.
The Judgment Working day laid out Finn Balor and AJ Kinds as WWE would seem to be building to a tag group match and/0r an eventual split between Balor and Designs.
MVP’s VIP Lounge with Omos
After an awkward interruption by Cedric Alexander, Bobby Lashley took out MVP’s safety, which consisted of two Washington Generals.
Cedric Alexander could really be a excellent addition to MVP, Omos and a new Hurt Company.
I’m curious to locate out who is heading to earn this rubber match in between Bobby Lashley and Omos, for the reason that I could see it likely either way.
Alexa Bliss def. Sonya Deville
In a favourable advancement for Black ladies in wrestling, Sonya Deville was at last fired as a WWE official.
WWE brought back the previous Alexa Bliss gimmick, but they were not about to get rid of that doll which proceeds to fly off the cabinets. Every person wins (except Sonya.)
Kevin Owens and The Alpha Academy Lay Out Ezekiel
Kevin Owens confirmed up dressed as his “older brother” Ken Owens.
Kevin Owens and Alpha Academy would make a wonderful secure.
These 3 laid out Ezekiel, and no one came to support Ezekiel, not even Elias.
Backstage, Becky Lynch openly criticized WWE’s “championship contender” matches by declaring “beat the champion in get to beat the champion? That doesn’t make any feeling!”
Veer Mahan def. Frank Loman
I could not assist but see how identical Frank Loman’s gear and hairstyle was to Wardlow.
Just before the match, Frank Loman famous he experienced triplets, which impressed chants of “he has triplets!”
Cody Rhodes def. Idea by DQ
Elements of the crowd were singing Cody Rhodes’ topic music word for phrase.
Dependent on Cody Rhodes promo, wherever he vowed that his feud with Seth Rollins was more than, I could explain to this match was likely to conclusion with Seth Rollins interference. If that’s the circumstance, ideally it is be Cody winning by disqualification as a substitute of losing a match to Idea.
Unsurprisingly, Seth Rollins assault Cody Rhodes just as he was on his way to victory, and to his credit rating, he got a ton of heat for it.
Even heel announcer Corey Graves was disgusted by Seth Rollins’ steps subsequent his beatdown of Cody Rhodes.
Naomi and Sasha Banking companies def. Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H.
As component of her plan to “get a lot more really serious,” Nikki A.S.H. continues to parade all-around in a superhero costume.
Byron Saxton had a fantastic evaluation about the value of interactions in wrestling by evaluating Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H.’s friendship outdoors of the ring to that of Sasha Banking companies and Naomi, who rode that friendship to a tag group title. Unfortunately, the viewer was never ever clued in about Nikki and Doudrop’s friendship right until tonight.
Apparently, Nikki A.S.H. and Doudrop received together just to tease a singles feud as Doudrop went on a tirade against Nikki A.S.H. adhering to her reduction.
Ciampa def. Mustafa Ali with Miz as a Exclusive Visitor Referee
This was one of the scarce matches the place the referee towered more than both of those competition.
Corey Graves mentioned how The Miz was the to start with human being to referee a match in Louis Vuitton crimson-bottoms.
Miz did a very good job obtaining heat for his tainted officiating.
Bianca Belair def. Asuka by Disqualification
Becky Lynch appeared on commentary for this match which is normally a hit-or-miss proposition.
By the time this match begun, there was five minutes left in the clearly show.
Belair and Asuka labored pretty nicely jointly, wrestling at 100 mph, in the constrained wrestling we acquired to see of this major function ahead of Becky Lynch interfered.