Women dominate Raw main events for two straight months

Jul 8, 2022 - by Colin Vassallo

The Raw women have main evented all Monday Night Raw shows since May 2, and it was on April 25 the last time that the show featured men in the main event. That night, Cody Rhodes, Ezekiel, and RK-Bro took on Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, and The Usos in an eight-man tag team match.

Becky Lynch and Asuka have been involved in most of these main events, often against each other.

The May 2 broadcast featured Asuka, Liv Morgan, and Bianca Belair teaming up against Becky Lynch, Rhea Ripley, and Sonya Deville in a six-woman tag match. That was followed by Asuka vs Bianca Belair in a championship contenders match on May 9. On May 16, Asuka battled Becky Lynch in a Raw Women’s title #1 contenders match and on May 23 it was Becky Lynch vs Asuka again.

On June 6, a fatal four-way between Rhea Ripley, Alexa Bliss, Liv Morgan, and Doudrop in a Raw Women’s title #1 Contenders match was held. The June 13 episode of Raw featured no main event match and only had a posedown between Bobby Lashley and Theory. On June 20, Asuka beat Becky Lynch in a Money in the Bank qualifying match and on the June 27 Raw, Becky Lynch defeated Doudrop, Nikki A.S.H., Xia Li, Shayna Baszler, and Tamina in a last chance six-way Money in the Bank qualifying elimination match.

And finally, on the July 4 episode of Raw, Lynch and Asuka once again main evented the show in a no holds barred match which Lynch won.

6 Responses

  1. Gerry says:

    This is why smackdown is better

  2. romanreignshadcancer2getover says:

    No wonder why the ratings are so bad.

  3. Kevin H says:

    I do agree that smackdown is better, but it’s not by much here both shows ,and pretty much all “modern wrestling” is just plain trash . I keep up with it in hopes the sport I love and I do, will come back but I don’t see much change . These raw main events certainly don’t help either and tend to have the opposite effect. Women good women wrestler’s are an added attraction to an already good card not usually the main event. Not that they can’t, It just shouldn’t be for two months straight or more.

  4. Pisto75666 says:

    The Attitude Era’s never coming back. Move with the times, or don’t. WWE doesn’t care, and there will be fans to take your place.

  5. Kevin H says:

    To be honest the attitude era was good , but the ruthless aggressive era is my favorite by far . That and the time right before where guys like Bret Hart where starting to shine and rising to the top . I don’t want it to return. I want wrestling back , storylines that makes since and characters who people care about . I want title matches to mean something,not just be props . I want stars real stars again. I want to see matches that draw you in and tell stories not just move after move after move untill we see a finish. The thing is though ratings prove when fans leave there aren’t any to take there place there just gone . I want wrestling to thrive again and with the current product in pretty much every company that’s not happening any time soon and it makes me sad .

  6. Squirt Angle says:

    Why does the headline say “two straight months” – I thought the women’s matches represented inclusion, so why focus on straight months? Let’s be more sexually inclusive

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