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WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from May 22

 

WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from May 22

 

WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from May 22.  One week after the announcement of a Fatal 5-Way No. 1 contender’s match shook the foundation of Raw and set Finn Balor, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt and Samoa Joe on a collision course. The flagship show of WWE hit the airwaves with each of those competitors jockeying for position ahead of the June 4 Extreme Rules pay-per-view.

 

 

With an advertised match of Balor vs. longtime friend Karl Anderson keeping The Demon busy, what fate awaited his Extreme Rules opponents?

 

 

They may have dominated the headlines, but secondary stories such as the Raw Tag Team Championship feud between The Hardy Boyz and Cesaro and Sheamus earned screen time, as did the Intercontinental title rivalry pitting Dean Ambrose against The Miz.

 

WWE Raw Results: Winners, Grades, Reaction and Highlights from May 22

 

On the heels of a unique SmackDown Live pay-per-view event, how did the Raw followup?

 

Find out now with this recap of the May 22 episode, complete with grades, highlights, and analysis.

 

Bray Wyatt Kicks Off Raw

 

Bray Wyatt kicked off the night’s show, guided to the ring by his lantern and the thousands of fireflies that lit up the arena.

He began his promo by discussing The Beast, an obvious reference to Brock Lesnar. Wyatt started to discuss his Extreme Rules opponents when Roman Reigns interrupted.

The Big Dog promised Wyatt would fall in his yard come June 4. A tense face-to-face ultimately ensued before general manager Kurt Angle arrived on the scene and booked a singles bout to kick off the show.

Roman Reigns vs. Bray Wyatt

 

 

The opening match of this week’s show saw Reigns and Wyatt rekindle their rivalry.

The action spilled to the arena floor as The Big Dog caught The Eater of Worlds with a hard right hand that and tossed him back inside the squared circle.

Wyatt, like a predator stalking its prey, targeted the injured ribs of his opponent.

Samoa Joe interrupted the proceedings and demanded Wyatt rise to his feet while standing over the injured Reigns.

Wyatt pummeled Reigns before Joe caught him in the Coquina Clutch. This drew out Seth Rollins, who hit the ring with great fury. He chased Joe off, leaving Reigns to catch Wyatt with a Superman Punch.

The former WWE tag team champions stood tall as the crowd erupted for the unofficial Shield mini-reunion.

Joe seethed from ringside as the segment came to a close.