WWE RAW episode of October 17, 2022, will feature the United States Championship match between two arch-rivals, and the newly returned The OC will also be in action. Brock Lesnar will return to continue the build-up for Crown Jewel event.
Seth Rollins will defend US title against Riddle in a trilogy bout. The OC(Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows) will face Alpha Academy in a tag-team match. Moreover, The Miz will get his hands on Dexter Lumis, and Elias will return to the red brand. Read below to check the complete preview and match card of WWE Raw October 17, 2022.
Will Brock Lesnar Accept Bobby Lashley’s Challenge?
Just as Bobby Lashley pointed out that he has defeated Brock Lesnar previously, Lesnar a surprise return to attack Lashley. As crowd cheered him, Lesnar laid out Lashley with F5 and suplexes before hurting his arm with a Kimura lock. After Lashley lost the United States title to Seth Rollins a few minutes later, Lashley went on to call out Lesnar to face him this week on RAW again. Will Lesnar come out to face Lashley again?
Seth Rollins vs Matt Riddle
Last week, Seth Rollins defeated a weakened Bobby Lashley to become the new United States Champion. Now, his first title defense will come against Riddle as the latter defeated Rollins inside the Fight Pit at WWE Extreme Rules. Will Rollins be able to keep the title on his shoulder or will Riddle become the US champion one more time? Their last two bouts have been exciting and brutal. Will this one be the same?
Elias who made his last appearance on the June 20 episode of RAW will return to the red brand. Jefferey Scullio will bring his Elias gimmick back after the storyline of Ezekiel is done. The latter appeared on the post-WrestleMania episode of RAW and started feuding with Kevin Owens. Kevin even accused Ezekiel of actually being Elias. In August, Owens injured Ezekiel with an apron powerbomb. With Ezekiel out of action, Will his elder brother Elias go after Owens himself?
The OC vs Alpha Academy
Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson collectively known as the OC made their return to the red brand last week and supported AJ Styles against Judgment Day. Now, the former tag-team champions will make their in-ring return as they will face Chad Gable & Otis of the Alpha Academy in a tag-team match. Will Anderson & Gallows be able to impress in their second debut by defeating Alpha Academy?
The Miz vs Dexter Lumis
Dexter Lumis made his return to WWE earlier this year in August and ever since then he is targeting the Miz for some unknown reasons. Lumis even broke into the Miz’s house once and also kidnapped him a few weeks back. Last week, Lumis crashed the Miz’s birthday party and stole his balls. When Miz ran into DX on the same night, Road Dogg booked the Miz vs Dexter Lumis with an interesting stipulation. If Lumis loses, he will leave WWE, and if he wins, he will get a WWE contract.
What Else to Expect?
Cora Jade will come to RAW searching for an opponent for Roxanne Perez. She has revealed that Rhea Ripley has invited her to RAW, but will Rhea be the opponent for Perez on NXT episode of October 18?
Damage CTRL collectively stood tall over WWE RAW Women’s Champion Bianca Belair last week, something that Bayley failed to do alone at Extreme Rules. What will be Bayley’s next step? She has two back-to-back singles losses now against Beliar and Candice LeRae.