Monday Night Raw Quick Recap (August 8, 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 Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio.

Monday Night Raw Quick Recap for August 8, 2022

Matches Tonight: Eight (approx. 70 minutes)
  • Singles Match: Seth Rollins vs Angelo Dawkins. Fantastic match. Dawkins impressed, truly, and had several close-calls but ultimately lost to the Freakin' one. 8:23-8:32pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Kevin Owens vs Ezekiel. Nope, the feud didn't resume--a more vicious, more serious Kevin Owens absolutely decimated Ezekiel in under a minute, leaving him to be stretchered out. Your winner by TKO, KO! 8:44-8:45pm EST.
  • Singles Match:: Rey Mysterio w/ Dominik vs Finn Bálor w/ the Judgment Day. Finn Bálor picked up the win after Rhea Ripley distracted Rey with a beaten and bloody Dom on the ramp. 9:01-9:16pm EST.
  • WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Tournament, Round One Match: Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky w/ Bayley vs Dana Brooke & Tamina. Kai & Sky won and will face the winner of the Bliss & Asuka/Doudrop & A.S.H. match in the second round. 9:26-9:36pm EST.
  • United States Championship Match: Bobby Lashley(c) vs Ciampa. Absolutely fantastic match--watch it if you can. Ciampa and Lashley put on a hell of a match together that saw Lashley pull off the win--barely. 9:53-10:06pm EST.
  • 2-on-1 Handicapped Match: Omos w/ MVP vs Andrea Guercio & Spencer Slade. Do you really need me to tell you who squashed who? If so, then Omos won via dominant squash. 10:16-10:17pm EST.
  • Singles Match: Chad Gable w/ Otis vs Dolph Ziggler. Great match with an entertaining technical style to it--not boring or slow, really. Ziggler picked up the win. 10:29-10:36pm EST.
  • Singles No Disqualification Main Event Match: AJ Styles vs the Miz. Another fantastic match between the veterans that saw Styles pick up the win. 10:45-10:59pm EST.
Miscellaneous Non-Match Segments of Note:
  • Opening Segment: Bayley, Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky (Io Shirai) cut a promo, followed by the trio of Bianca Belair, Asuka & Alexa Bliss, setting up a six-woman match at Clash at the Castle. 8:01-8:15pm EST.
  • Car Crash/Police/Arrest After Main Event: Some confusion ensued throughout the broadcast as police and such were shown backstage. After our main event, Styles and commentary acknowledge a situation--Cleveland PD handcuff an individual as they're approaching the barricade. Unless my eyes and rewinding/zooming ability are mistaken, the man is none other than Dexter Lumis!
  • Women's Tag Team Championship Tournament Participants: Tamina & Dana Brooke (eliminated); Iyo Sky & Dakota Kai; Doudrop & Nikki A.S.H.; Alexa Bliss & Asuka; Raquel Rodriguez & Aliyah; Nikkita Lyons & Zoey Stark; Xia LI & Shotzi; and Natalya & Sonya Deville.
  • Clash at the Castle Update: Bayley, Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky vs Bianca Belair, Alexa Bliss & Asuka.
  • Next Week on Raw: Alexa Bliss & Asuka vs Nikki A.S.H. & Doudrop in a first-round Women's Tag Team Championship tournament match. The winner will face Dakota Kai & Io Sky in the second round later this month. Riddle will return with an exclusive interview.

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