Monday Night Raw Quick Recap (April 25, 2022)

For those of you who want just the quick results and don't want the details of matches, this is a quick recap of tonight's show. There are spoilers for tonight's show below. The full results can be found right here and you can find our preview over here! Tonight's episode aired live from the Thompson Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tennessee--home of Raw Champion Bianca Belair!

Monday Night Raw Quick Recap for April 25, 2022

Matches Tonight: 8* (approx 45* minutes)
  • Raw Championship Match I: Bianca Belair(c) vs Sonya Deville. Deville lost by count-out. 8:25-8:26pm EST.
  • Raw Championship Match II, No Count-Out: Bianca Belair(c) vs Sonya Deville. Deville lost by DQ. 8:26-8:27pm EST.
  • Raw Championship Match III, No Count-Out and No Disqualification: Bianca Belair(c) vs Sonya Deville. Despite Carmella and Queen Zelina's assistance, Deville lost by pin fall. Easily three minutes of this match was commercials. 8:28-8:34pm EST.
  • * Belair's three matches could be counted as one 8-minute match.

  • Singles Match: Veer Mahaan vs Sam Smothers. Sam got smothered in roughly 30 seconds. 8:50-8:51pm EST.
  • Arm Wrestling Match: Bobby Lashley vs Omos w/ MVP. Lashley won, then MVP beat the tar out of him for four to five minutes. 8:59-9:05pm EST.
  • Mixed Tag Team Match: Reggie & Dana Brooke vs Tamina & Tozawa. R-Truth was the special guest referee. Tozawa picked up the pin over Reggie. 9:15-9:16pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Finn Bálor vs Damian Priest w/ Edge. Priest won after Edge somehow distracted Finn from his throne at the top of the entrance ramp. 9:40-9:49pm EST.
  • Singles Match: the Miz vs Mustafa Ali. Decent match that saw Ali win. After the match, Tommaso Ciampa attacked Ali. 10:11-10:18pm EST.
  • Eight-Man Tag Team Main Event Match: Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro, Cody Rhodes, and Ezekiel (Elias' younger brother) vs SmackDown Tag Team Champions the Usos, Seth Rollins, and Kevin Owens. Ezekiel is rocking more Macho Man vibes, slowly but surely. Rhodes, Ezekiel, and RK-Bro picked up the win. 10:39-10:58pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Randy Orton's 20th Anniversary Celebration: The ring was surrounded by superstars. Orton thanks the fans, the WWE Universe, and Riddle as this run has been the most fun he's had in his career. Eventually Cody Rhodes, Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Ezekiel (Elias' younger brother), and the Usos got involved--setting up tonight's main event, eight-man tag match. 8:00-8:19pm EST.
  • About that Deville/Belair Thing...: Deville lost the first match in less than a minute due to count-out, so she used her powers as an Official to have a no count-out match. She lost that by DQ in less than a minute, and again used her powers to have a no count-out, no-DQ match which she then proceeded to lose.
  • Becky No-Belts is Back (and so is Asuka): Lynch came back, stating she didn't recognize herself anymore as it's been three years since she was last on Raw without the title. She stated she hit rock bottom, then realized if she's at rock bottom, there's only one way to go--up. She then declared no one would stop her from a legendary comeback...until Asuka came out. Asuka told Becky that Lynch is not ready for her. 9:26-9:31pm EST.
  • Miz TV: Tonight's guest was new United States Champion Theory. Mustafa Ali returned and challenged Theory for the title. Instead, he was given a match against the Miz--Theory's new friend. 9:55-10:05pm EST.
  • Returns: Asuka, Mustafa Ali.
  • WrestleMania Backlash Match Addition: Bobby Lashley vs Omos.
  • Next Week on Raw: Who did what, blah blah.

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