WWE Monday Night RAW review 07-03-2022 - Road to Wrestlemania

Kevin Owens and Seth “Freakin” Rollins kicked off to star the Monday Night Raw.

WWE RAW tag team champions RK-Bro [Image- Twitter@WWE]
By Blesson Daniel | Mar 8, 2022 | 4 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

WWE’ Wrestlemania is less than a month away, thus the stronger pushes to the spectacle will likely start this week. The programme should have additional matches set now that around half of it has been arranged. This week also features a Tag Team Title battle.

WWE monday night RAW begins Pre-match talk between Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins. And Rollins says the deck has been rigged against them all year. But tonight they take the belts and go to Wrestlemania! Great, but they have to compete in Dallas. It’ll be easier with Rollins there, and we’ll watch some video of how we got here. Owens goes on a rampage against the other squad, notably Shorty G. and Otis.

Alpha Academy enters with a SHHHHHHHUSH. Chad Gable reviews his record and thanks them for keeping their titles. Back at RKBro, the crew is ecstatic to reclaim their crowns. I dig it.

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Seth Rollins/Kevin Owens vs. RKBro vs. Alpha Academy WWE RAW Tag Team Titles

The Alpha Academy is defending, and you may only tag your own partner. Rollins starts with Riddle and Gable and passes it off to Owens. Owens executes a DDT for two on Riddle’s naked foot before running Gable over. Rollins follows up with a top rope crossbody to Riddle and Gable.

They’re sent outside so Rollins can suicide dive, then Owens’ Swanton for two on Gable as we break. A splash for two on Riddle with Otis bringing him up. The neck crank continues until Otis had to smash Riddle down to stop it. The Vader Bomb misses, and Orton is hot tagged in to clean house on Gable and Rollins.

However, Gable reverses the RKO into an ankle lock. Then Orton RKOs Rollins, with Owens saving him. As we take another break, Orton dumps Gable, Owens, and Otis onto the announcers’ table.

Riddle hits the Floating Bro for two on Rollins, and Owens saves the day. Rollins saves Orton with a World’s Strongest Slam and a Vader Bomb into Gable’s moonsault for two. Instead of a superplex, let’s make it a Tower of Doom with Owens throwing everyone down. Everything falls down, and we get a third break.

Back with most on the floor and Riddle on top. Rollins double stomps Alberto for two. Riddle has Rollins in a triangle choke, but Gable saves the day. Gable strikes Orton, Rollins, and Riddle with rolling German suplexes before climbing up top for the moonsault, which Orton catches in an RKO. Rollins and Owens break it up, but Riddle tosses Rollins out and grabs the pin and the belts.

Dolph Ziggler’s recent feud with Tommaso Ciampa

In an NXT rematch, Bron Breakker and Tommaso Ciampa face Dolph Ziggler and Robert Roode. Breakker is pumped up to defend the NXT Championship against Ziggler and Ciampa next night.

But they did defeat RKBro last week, so they don’t mind not having a road to Wrestlemania.

Dolph Ziggler/Robert Roode

Breakker escapes Roode’s headlock and suplexes him. Then a trip to Ciampa for a clothesline and chinlock. We send Ciampa outdoors and take a rest. Back to Ciampa in difficulty with a double back elbow.

Breakker cleans up after Ciampa’s leaping knee. Ziggler knees Breakker for a breather, but Roode breaks up the gorilla press. Ziggler gets two off a rollup, but Breakker counters. Ciampa saves two for the Zig Zag. The gorilla press powerslam finishes Ziggler.

Apollo vs. Omos

Then Omos says he’ll be joined by Commander Azeez. We’re already on the double arm crank when Omos starts Crews. The sluggish Omos forearms knock Crews off the apron and to the floor. At 2:42, Crews performs a leaping enziguri but is chokeslammed.

When Azeez comes in to check on Crews, Omos laughs.

Austin Theory vs. Finn Balor

Theory starts with several blows to the back, but Balor counters with some of his own to take control. After a short interval, Theory regains control and knocks Balor down again, but ATL escapes. Damian Priest interrupts the Coup de Grace for the DQ.

Priest powerbombs postgame Balor and Theory add the ATL for photo ops.

Stone Cold ‘Steve Austin’ returning to WWE

Kevin Owens’ huge Wrestlemania concept. He doesn’t have a match at Wrestlemania thus he wants a way in. That’s why he’s having the largest Kevin Owen Show ever, but he needs a special guest. He needs a Texan, so maybe JBL. His limo’s horns are more fascinating. BT? The man who spent much of his career with HARLEM HEAT? Mr. Texas, Shawn Michaels… But, as a loyal Canadian, SHAWN MICHAELS IS NOT INVITED!

Only one Texas legend remains, and he is likely to be a heavy beer drinker. In WWE, he had to wear knee braces to compete. Owens wants this man to come over so he can offer him a Stunner and a glass of milk. He ultimately confronts Steve Austin at Wrestlemania. You knew it was coming, so this is as good as it gets.

GRADE: B



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