WWE RAW aired from the Performance Center in Orlando. Sasha Banks & Bayley defended the Women’s Tag Team Championships against The IIconics. Asuka put the RAW Women’s Championship on the line against Charlotte Flair. Street Profits defended the RAW Tag Team Championships against Viking Raiders as well.
RAW Results (6/22)
- Street Profits def. Viking Raiders to retain the RAW Tag Team Championships
- Asuka def. Charlotte Flair to retain the RAW Women’s Championship
- Akira Tozawa def. R-Truth to become 24/7 Champion
- Bayley & Sasha Banks def. The IIconics to retain the Women’s Tag Team Championships
- Apollo Crews def. Shelton Benjamin
Here are 6 takeaways from this week’s show:
5Asuka Tapped Out Charlotte Flair
Nia Jax set up a chair in the middle of the ring and said it must be Monday because Charlotte is getting another title shot. Nia complained about being cheated out of her title shot due to a fast count from referee John Cone last week.
24/7 Champion R-Truth interrupted and joined Jax in the ring. R-Truth told Nia that he was supposed to have a match against Akira Tozawa for the 24/7 title. R-Truth wondered if Nia was the real Akira Tozawa because ninjas are masters of deception.
Akira Tozawa showed up behind the announce table and then several ninjas chased R-Truth backstage. Jax said she is not leaving this chair but was interrupted by Charlotte Flair. Charlotte claimed that Nia was throwing a fit because she dropped the ball.
Jax claimed Charlotte only gets what she wants because she is Ric Flair’s daughter. Nia added that Charlotte has never defeated her and boasted about dominating her in the one match they have had in the past. Flair attacked Nia before officials rushed the ring to break it up. Jax got in a shot and Charlotte was shown favoring her arm to end the segment.
Asuka defended the RAW Women’s Championship against Charlotte Flair later on the show.
Match Recap: Asuka went after Charlotte’s injured arm to start things off. Flair battled back with a right hand and bought herself some time. Asuka knocked Flair out of the ring and went for a Dropkick off the apron. Flair got out of the way and hit a big boot to Asuka’s face. Back in the ring, Flair went for a Moonsault but Asuka got out of the way. Charlotte landed on her feet and bounced Asuka’s face off the turnbuckle as RAW went to a break.
When RAW returned, Flair was still in control and hit Asuka with another big boot for a near fall. Asuka sent Charlotte into the turnbuckle and went for the Asuka Lock but Flair quickly got to the ropes. Charlotte hit Asuka with the Spear and went for the cover but Asuka was able to reach the bottom rope to break it up. Asuka locked in an Arm Bar in the middle of the ring but Flair countered with a Powerbomb. Asuka then applied the Asuka Lock in the middle of the ring and Charlotte tapped out.
Charlotte was interviewed backstage later on the show and claimed that Asuka only defeated her because of her injured arm. Nia Jax showed up and attacked Charlotte once again.