WWE Raw notes: Johnny Gargano’s in-ring return, Strowman set for SD, Women’s Tag Title bout

Johnny Gargano's in-ring return, Braun Strowman set to appear on SmackDown, Women's Tag Title match on 9/12, Dominik joins Judgment Day

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After making his return to WWE in August, Johnny Gargano will have his first sanctioned match since December on next week’s Monday Night Raw.

Braun Strowman made his return to WWE on tonight’s Raw. In a backstage interview, Strowman stated that he’ll be appearing on the 9/9 Friday Night SmackDown. The ‘Control Your Narrative’ promotion issued a statement about Strowman’s return to WWE. He was one of the names behind the launch of C.Y.N.’s touring brand. Below is the statement:


The “Monster Among Men” Returns to World Wrestling Entertainment⁣

Orlando, FL(Sept 5, 2022) – Control Your Narrative (CYN) would like to wish Adam Scherr the best on his return to form as Braun Strowman in the WWE. To “Control Your Narrative” is to “Tell Your Story” and the story of Braun Strowman is “unfinished business.” May Adam/Braun continue to strike fear into the hearts of his opponents, while also doing what motivates him the most, “putting smiles on people’s faces” world wide.⁣

Adam’s ability and value was a catalyst of growth for CYN, allowing an “idea” to grow into featured content, live shows, and the prospect of both a domestic tour and weekly episodic television featured on “Pro Wrestling TV.” With CYN we hope the fulfillment of helping facilitate the next generation and personal growth leads him to becoming “who he is supposed to be.”⁣

Control Your Narrative is not about just one man, but a brand. CYN is, and always will be, a platform for any talent/individual to find their “purpose” in this industry. CYN was created to allow name performers’ the creative freedom to reinvent themselves while also giving new, deserving wrestlers the one thing they desperately seek.⁣

Opportunity. ⁣

With CYN, our mission is to create memories, characters and a platform that will last a lifetime. I remain determined to make CYN a platform where those following their “dream” have a place to learn, create, grow and make a living. Control Your Narrative will be both a proving ground and an education. CYN exists not just to build better wrestlers, but to build better people. Adam’s contributions to both will be missed.⁣

With Adam’s return to the WWE, the vision remains the same but the immediate future is unknown. This is not a bad thing. To our CYN talent, those that are knocking on the door, to any fan, lover/hater or any individual reading I can assure you only one thing.⁣

Everything you ever want, is on the other side of the unknown.⁣


Braun’s WrestleMania 34 tag partner and former Raw Tag Team Champion, Nicholas, tweeted about his return to WWE.

On the 9/12 Raw, Dakota Kai and IYO SKY are challenging Raquel Rodriguez and Aliyah for the Women’s Tag Team Championships. The reigning champions scored a win over Doudrop and Nikki A.S.H. on tonight’s program. Doudrop and Nikki are coming off a loss at Worlds Collide on Sunday.

To follow up on Dominik Mysterio attacking Edge and his father Rey at Clash at the Castle, it was revealed that Dominik has joined The Judgment Day. He’ll be going one-on-one with Edge on 9/12. The group ambushed Edge in the opening segment, placed his leg between a chair and stomped on it.

There was a singles match between Damian Priest and Rey Mysterio. Dominik stopped his father from hitting the 619 which ultimately led to Priest scoring the win. Priest debuted a new theme which is a remixed version of his old theme.

In the main event, The Miz challenged Bobby Lashley for the United States Title in a Steel Cage match. When the Miz was escaping the cage, Dexter Lumis appeared and ‘scared’ Miz into climbing back inside the structure. Lashley retained his title and post-match, Lumis choked Miz out.

Ciampa received his first name back is now known as ‘Tommaso Ciampa’ again.

Members of the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs were in attendance.

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