Tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw will see Theory defend his United States Championship against the American Nightmare Cody Rhodes!
At WrestleMania Backlash, Cody Rhodes faced Seth Rollins in a rematch from WrestleMania 38, where Cody was revealed to be Vince McMahon’s hand-picked opponent for Rollins. Once again, Cody Rhodes emerged victorious from the bout when he was able to reverse Rollins’ attempt at a pinfall with a handful of tights.
Theory (formerly known as Austin Theory) didn’t have a challenger for his United States Championship at WrestleMania Backlash, and most recently competed on the May 2nd episode of Monday Night Raw where he teamed with The Miz to defeat Mustafa Ali in a handicap match.
While Ali has been angling for a United States Championship match since making his surprise return on April 25th, WWE made the surprising announcement today that Cody Rhodes will be challenging Theory on tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw. While Cody has held the Intercontinental Championship in the past, he has never been the United States Champion in WWE, and he’s looking to add that title to his list of accolades.
Full WWE Raw Results – May 9th, 2022
- RK-Bro defeated the Street Profits to retain their Raw Tag Team Championships
- Theory was interviewed by Kevin Patrick about his upcoming US Title match with Cody Rhodes
- The Judgement Day cut a promo in the ring
- Rhea Ripley defeated Liv Morgan
- Finn Balor vs. Damian Priest ended in disqualification when Edge speared Finn Balor
- Omos appeared on the VIP Lounge with MVP but they were interrupted by Bobby Lashley
- Adam Pearce revealed that Sonya Deville’s contract as an authority figure has been terminated
- A returning Alexa Bliss defeated Sonya Deville
- Kevin Owens pretended to be his older brother Ken to confront Ezekiel about actually being Elias
- Veer Mahaan defeated Frank Loman
- Theory vs. Cody Rhodes ended in disqualification when Seth Rollins interfered
- Sasha Banks and Naomi defeated Doudrop and Nikki ASH
- Ciampa defeated Mustafa Ali when special guest The Miz did a fast count
- Lacey Evans bravely told a story about learning to fight and take care of herself as a child of abuse
- Dana Brooke and Tamina served Reggie and Akira Tozawa with divorce papers
- Asuka vs. Bianca Belair ended in disqualification when Becky Lynch attacked Belair