WWE Raw Results For 10/22/2018: Tag Team Title Match, Roman Reigns Reveals Leukemia Diagnosis & A Friendship Dissolves

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- WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns makes his way to the ring to start the show, Reigns says he feels like he owes everybody an apology. Reigns says a lot of what he said in the last year was lies, Reigns says his real name is Joe and he has been battling leukemia for eleven years and it is back. Since the leukemia is back, it will force Reigns to have to give up the WWE Universal Championship to battle the disease. Reigns says he first started battling leukemia when he was 22 years old, Reigns says the WWE gave him a chance after battling leukemia. Reigns credits the WWE Universe for making his dreams come true, Reigns thanks everybody for their support during the course of his career.

Reigns says that life isn’t fair sometimes and it throws you a curve ball, Reigns says he isn’t retiring and he will return after beating leukemia again. Reigns says he will come back to show everybody that when life throws curve balls, that he will swing for the fences every time. Reigns says he will beat the disease and will be back very soon, Reigns places the WWE Universal Title in the ring before exiting to head backstage. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins meet Reigns on top of the stage and they all embrace, they do The Shield pose one more time.

Finn Balor vs. Bobby Lashley w/Lio Rush

The match begins with Lashley dropping Balor with a kick to the midsection, Lashley then hits Balor with a few more strikes followed by a slam. Lashley holds Balor down and he twists away on his head, Balor breaks free and he knocks Lashley out of the ring with a drop kick. Rush distracts Balor and Balor chases him outside the ring until Lashley drops him with a clothesline as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Lashley applying the nerve hold to a downed Balor. Balor gets free and Lashley quickly drops him with a right, Lashley continues attacking him with more strikes. Lashley goes for a sunset flip and Balor gets free to land a basement drop kick, Balor continues attacking Lashley before landing a double stomp.

Lashley catches a leaping Balor and hits him with a Samoan drop for a near fall, Lashley goes for a delayed vertical suplex and Balor escapes top land a sling blade. Balor leaps off the top rope and Lashley clobbers him with a clothesline, Lashley goes for the Dominator and Balor rolls through and catches Lashley with a roll up for the three count.

Winner: Finn Balor

- Dolph Ziggler & Drew McIntyre are talking in the locker room about what McIntyre did to Braun Strowman last week, Ziggler says they need to keep an eye out for Strowman tonight and McIntyre tells Ziggler not to worry because he is going monster hunting.

Sasha Banks w/Baylay & Natalya vs. Ruby Riott w/Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan

The match begins with Riott and Banks doing some chain wrestling, Riott then drops Banks with a shoulder tackle. Riott applies a headlock to Banks and Banks gets free before dropping Riott with a shoulder tackle, Banks trips up Riott before landing a double knee strike for a near fall. Morgan and Logan distract Banks so Riott can gain control, Banks fights back and Riott nails her with more strikes before choking her on the middle rope. Banks then takes Riott down with a rope assisted arm drag, Banks then knocks Riott to the arena floor. Banks looks for a suicide dive before getting into a stand off with the Riott Squad on the arena floor, Banks gets Riott back in the ring and Riott knocks her to the arena floor as we go to a commercial break.

We return from the break to see Banks fighting back against Riott, Riott then drops a charging Banks with an STO for a near fall. Riott would then apply the kravat to a downed Banks, Banks gets free and she sends Riott into the middle turnbuckle before landing a knee strike. Banks follows that up by nailing Riott with a series of clotheslines, Banks then hits a cornered Riott with a running double knee strike. Banks keeps the momentum going by hitting Riott with a top rope double knee strike, Banks looks for the Bank Statement as a brawl breaks out between everybody on the arena floor. Riott hits a distracted Banks with a Riott Kick for the three count.

Winner: Ruby Riott w/Liv Morgan & Sarah Logan

- A video package airs highlight the Brothers Of Destruction’s message for Degeneration X from last weeks Raw.

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