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WWE Raw kicks off with highlights of Night of Champions.
May 29, 2023
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In the arena, Samantha introduces the new World Heavyweight Champion
Seth Rollins. He makes his way down to the ring through the crowd.
Seth gets in the ring and it is covered in a red carpet as he
welcomes every one to the show.
The fans chant “You deserve it” as he says he is the World
Heavyweight Champion. Seth says it has been a long road to get here
but standing tonight, it just feels right. He says he wants to focus
on the future because finally Raw has a Champion that wants to be on
the show, a Champion that is going to be on the show and a Champion
that is ready for a fight. The fans chant “Thank you Seth”.
Seth says he wants all the fights and he is going to stand in the
ring with the World Heavyweight Title around his waist every week
and the world singing his song. The fans start to chant his entrance
AJ’s music hits and out comes AJ Styles to the ring. AJ is face to
face with Seth and says he knows he is supposed to be on SmackDown.
But he couldn’t resist coming to Raw to tell Seth congratulations.
He tells Seth he gave him everything he had. It was almost like Seth
knew what he was going to do before he did it. And the WWE Universe
say that Seth deserves it. AJ tells Seth he doesn’t think he
Styles tells Seth he earned the right to be World Heavyweight
Champion. The fans chant Seth’s song and Seth tells AJ he is not
good at these things but after the beating he gave him at Night of
Champions, he has earned this. Seth extends his hand and both men
shake in the middle of the ring and smile.
The Judgment Day’s music hits. The four of them come out and Finn
says this is making him want to puke. Damian says he is feeling
nauseas and they should turn this more positive. Rhea says the
Judgment Day they run Monday Night Raw. Damian says after watching
the Bloodline implode, without a shadow of a doubt, the Judgment Day
run the entire WWE.
Finn says they beat the Undisputed Tag Team Champions which is
something Roman Reigns couldn’t even do. Rhea tells Seth from the
Champion to just another one, he shouldn’t get too comfortable with
it because one of them will take the title off of him. Finn and
Priest say it could be one of them as Rhea says it could be her
DomDom as the fans boo. Seth and AJ laugh and Dominik tells AJ he
Finn says they saw them beat each other half to death at Night of
Champions. Dominik says but the Judgment Day will finish the job
tonight. AJ says it almost sounds like they challenged them as Seth
accepts. Seth tells them any two of the Judgment Day against himself
and AJ, his show, Monday Night Rollins.
Adam Pearce is backstage on the phone and he tells the person to
hang on. He sees Seth Rollins and AJ Styles together. Seth tells him
not to embarrass himself. AJ hints towards not wanting the match and
Pearce tells them he is trying to get the match official and asks AJ
if he has his gear. AJ tells him he is a professional, he has his
gear as they walk away. Pearce continues to talk on the phone and
makes the match official.
Men’s Money in the Bank Qualifier – Ricochet vs. The Miz
The bell rings and we are under way. Ricochet with a kick to the
side of the head and The Miz falls to the outside. Ricochet on the
ring apron kicks Miz in the face and follows it up with a shooting
star. He throws Miz back in the ring and Miz hits him with a
hurricanrana followed by a boot to the face.
Ricochet rolls to the outside of the ring. Miz grabs him and slams
him into the announce table. Miz throws Ricochet back in the ring
and he climbs the top rope. Miz with a double axe. He goes for the
cover but Ricochet kicks out.
Back from commercial, Miz with the double knees onto Ricochet
followed by a DDT. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out.
Both men get up and Ricochet with a kick to the face. He grabs Miz
and slams him onto the mat. Ricochet climbs the top rope and he
lands the shooting star press. He goes for the cover and gets the
We see clips of Becky Lynch’s match against Trish Stratus from Night
Live in the arena, Trish Stratus makes her way down to the ring.
Trish says she doesn’t care about the fans and what they say. And
she hates to say I told you so but I told you so. She said she was
going to go to Night of Champions and beat Becky Lynch and that is
what she did. She says this is GOAT things, this is what you do when
you are number one, when you are it. Trish says and now Becky can
crawl back in her dark hole and go do her stuff. The stuff that
everyone goes through and it will give a chance to the real
superstars to have a shot. Real superstars like the one who had her
back at Night of Champions. Not that she needed the help but she
wanted to help. Someone that reminds her of herself. Trish
introduces Zoey Stark and out she comes wearing a “Thank you Trish”
Zoey says she came into the WWE to be the best, make a statement.
And who better to learn from than the OG herself. She could have
taken the long, hard, difficult road like Becky. Or she could be
smart and be with Trish Stratus. Zoey says Trish is so giving,
humble, kind. And now that she has the floor, she would just like to
say one thing. Thank you Trish.
Zoey asks her what’s on her face. Trish has a bruise near her jaw
and Trish tells Becky not to show her face. Becky’s music hits and
out Becky comes. She tells Zoey she will ruin her life. And Trish is
still in her geat, Becky is still in hers. Becky tells her to
restart the match and finish it one on one right now. Zoey leaves
the ring and Becky hits her with a right hand and throws her into
the barricade. Becky gets in the ring and hits Trish with a shoulder
tackle. Zoey gets on the right apron but Becky knocks her down.
Becky with right hands on Trish as Zoey get sin the ring and they
double team her. Zoey hits her with the Z360 in the middle of the
ring and Trish hits her with a right hand.
They place Becky in the corner as Zoey takes off her Thank you Trish
shirt and they place it on top of Becky.
Indus Sher with Jinder Mahal vs. Two local opponents
Before the referee can ring the bell, Indus Sher attack one of the
opponenets. They throw one out of the ring and the referee rings the
bell. Veer with a kick to the face and Sanga is tagged in. Sanga
throws him in the corner and the other talent is tagged in. A
superlex by Sanga. He chokeslams one of them on the other and tags
Veer into the ring. Sanga lifts him up and Veer with an elbow off
the second rope. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Indus Sher
Back from commercial, we see clips of the Undisputed Tag Team
Championship match from Night of Champions. We see Jimmy Uso super
kicking Roman Reigns along with Zayn and Owens retaining their
Out come Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens to the ring. Zayn says obviously
they are feeling pretty good because at Night of Champions, they
won. And not just defended their titles but they won, they did what
they set out to do. They watched the Bloodline crumble and Roman
deserves everything he got. Zayn says he can main event the next
WrestleMania, be Champion for another 1000 days, enter the Hall of
Fame tomorrow but when he will look at them, he will know that they
Imperium’s music hits and out they come. Kaiser says it was an
impressive victory but was it the most impressive victory of the
night? It was not more impressive than the man who extended his
record setting Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship reign,
Owens asks them why they are here. Owens says this is not the wild
west, they can’t just come out without anyone saying their name.
Owens goes crazy as Zayn calms him down. Zayn says it is an
unwritten rule, they shouldn’t come out. And Imperium have a match
against Alpha Academy. And the last time they faced them, they beat
themand embarrassed them.
Kaiser tells him Matt Riddle is an embarrassment. He says them
holding the titles is an absolute embarrassement. They are not
worthy to stand on the mat, to hold the Championships and to
represent Monday Night Raw.
Owens says they always hear from slendar man and sometimes the one
with the ears, he talks. But he wants to hear what the bald one,
Vinci, has to say. Zayn starts a “Baldy” chant. Kaiser shuts them
and says no one disrespects them.
We suddenly hear “Shhhhhhh” as the Alpha Academy are on stage. Gable
says they are the new and improved Alpha Academy with Maxxine Dupri.
Gable tells Owens and Zayn if it’s fine with them, they are going to
hand out a lesson to Imperium right now. Owens asks him to say the
thing, the word he says kind of funny that makes him laugh.
Gable raises his hand and says “thank you”.
Imperium vs. Alpha Academy
Owens and Zayn are on commentary as the bell rings and we are under
Kaiser and Gable start the match. Both men with reversals as Gable
goes for the cover but Kaiser kicks out. Both men to their feet and
Kaiser with a right hand. He goes for a hip toss but Gable reverses
it into a hip toss. Vinci gets in the ring and Gable takes them both
down. Vinci and Kaiser to the outside.
We cut to the outside of the ring and Valhalla is at ringside
looking at Maxxine. Valhalla chases Maxxine as Maxinne hits her with
a kick to the side of the head. Valhalla chases Maxxine to the back.
Back in the ring, Vinci is tagged in and they double team Gable. The
fans chant “Baldy” as Vinci hits Gable with a chop to the chest
followed by a body slam. Kaiser is tagged back in and Gable kicks
him to the outside. In comes Vinci and Gable throws him to the
outside. Gable makes the tag and Otis is in the match. Otis knocks
both Kaiser and Vinci down. Otis with a splash onto Kaiser in the
corner. Otis with the caterpillar. He goes for the cover but Vinci
breaks it up. Otis throws Vinci to the outside and Gable is tagged
back in. Otis runs to the ropes but Vinci lowers the ropes and Otis
falls to the outside. Vinci is tagged in and they double team Gable.
Vinci goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Cathy Kelley is backstage with Raquel Rodriguez and Shotzi. In come
Bayley and IYO SKY. Bayley tells them they are not Damage CTRL and
they dedicate their match to Dakota Kai. Raquel says they were good
enough to beat them last Friday on SmackDown. And Bayley is the only
member of Damage CTRL not to hold gold.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship Match: Raquel Rodriguez and Shotzi
vs. Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler vs. Chelsea Green and Sonya
Deville vs. Bayley and IYO SKY
The bell rings and we are under way. Raquel and Bayley start the
match and Raquel with a right hand. IYO SKY is tagged in and she
hits Raquel with a drop kick. Forearms by IYO and Bayley is tagged
back in. They double team Raquel in the corner. Bayley grabs Raquel
but Raquel gets her on her shoulders. Bayley lands on her feet but
Raquel with a waist lock take down. Bayley tags Chelsea Green into
the match. Raquel throws Chelsea over the top rope and into the
match. Chelsea goes to tag Ronda or Shayna but they move out of the
way. Raquel throws Chelsea into Shayna and to the outside. Shotzi is
tagged in and she lands a suicide dive on the outside of the ring.
Back from commercial, Shayna stomps on Shotzi’s left arm in the
middle of the ring. She throws Shotzi into the corner but Shotzi
hits Ronda with right hands. Shayna grabs Shotzi but Shotzi hits her
with a neck breaker. Raquel is tagged in and she knocks Shayna down.
Raquel knocks Sonya and Chelsea off the ring apron. She grabs Shayna
and hits her with a fall away slam. Ronda is tagged into the ring.
Ronda with right hands but Raquel pushes her away and hits her with
a clothesline. Raquel lifts Ronda up but Shayna gets in the ring and
pulls Ronda down. Raquel slams Shayna down. Ronda with the arm bar
in the middle of the ring.
Bayley breaks it up with an elbow drop off the top rope. Chelsea
tags herself and throws Ronda into the ring post. Sonya kicks
Ronda’s arm. Sonya tags herself in. Sonya with a running knee onto
Raquel. She goes for the cover but Raquel kicks out. Chelsea is
tagged in as she climbs the second rope but IYO SKY tags herself in
and pushes Chelsea down. IYO with a double drop kick onto Chelsea
and Sonya. IYO with a double knees onto Raquel. She goes for the
cover but Shotzi breaks it up. Bayley gets in the ring but Shotzi
throws her to the outside. Shotzi with a suicide dive onto Bayley on
the outside of the ring. Shotzi is tagged in. IYO hits Shotzi with a
face buster followed by a tiger suplex. IYO climbs the second rope
but Ronda tags herself in. Shotzi gets up and powerbombs IYO who in
turn suplexes Ronda off the top rope. Shotzi on the top rope jumps
but Ronda gets her in an arm bar and Shotzi taps out.
Winners: New WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Ronda Rousey and Shayna
Dolph Ziggler vs. JD McDonagh
The bell rings and we are under way. Dolph with right hand and he
goes for a splash in the corner but JD moves out of the way. JD with
a modified suplex and he throws Dolph to the outside of the ring. JD
throws Dolph over the announce table and he grabs him and throws him
into the ring steps. JD repeatedly throws Dolph into the ring steps
as the referee calls for the bell. JD places Dolph’s head on the
ring steps and stomps on his head.
Winner: By disqualification, Dolph Ziggler
We cut backstage and see Cody Rhodes with his left arm in a sling
Cody’s music hits and out comes Cody Rhodes to the ring. He gets in
the ring and asks the crowd what they want to talk about. He says
due to referee stoppage, he lost his match against Brock Lesnar.
They told him he was foolish to fight Lesnar with one hand, that he
was crazy not to tap out. He didn’t tap out because that’s not the
man he wants to be. Years ago, he probably would have tapped out.
Live to fight another day. He knows that some days the second
chances don’t present themselves.
Cody says there was a widely popular WWE superstar who used to once
say never give up. But he has a question for Brock Lesnar. He
assumes that Lesnar has taken his annual vacation. Cody asks Lesnar
if he is satisfied with this being done. They have victories against
each other, it’s 1-1 and is he satisfied. He tells Lesnar to
consider this an open challenge. Hopefully he has social media,
cable, a landline in Saskatchewan. He will post his whole schedule
and if he is standing in the ring, he is standing ready to fight
Cody says Lesnar is an elite amateur wrestler who won the NCAA
twice, former UFC Heavyweight Champion, likely future UFC Hall of
Famer, broke the Undertaker’s streak. Lesnar is the beast. He is
beast enough to break his arm but not man enough to make him tap
out. And if Lesnar does not accept his challenge, Brock Lesnar is
afraid of what cannot be broken. Brock Lesnar is afraid of Cody
Rhodes and Cody throws the microphone.
Cathy Kelley is backstage with Matt Riddle. He says with Money in
the Bank right around the corner, to imagine if he wins it, cashes
in on Roman Reigns or Seth Rollins. In comes Gunther. He tells
Riddle congratulations and good luck on his upcoming opportunity.
Gunther tells him he really wants him to win the Money in the Bank
ladder match and to cash it in on himself. Beating him, humiliating
him is fun for Gunther as Gunther walks away.
Cathy Kelley is backstage with Ronda and Shayna. Ronda tells her
that for 10 years they have been told they are not what people
wanted. Shayna says loyalty is everything and they went through
every one. And they are the tag team champions. Not because they
wanted it but because they are the best team in the world.
Money in the Bank qualifier – Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bronson Reed
The bell rings and we are under way. Reed with right hands followed
by a body slam. He runs to the ropes but Nakamura rolls to the
outside of the ring. Reed goes to the outside as Nakamura gets back
in the ring. Reed back in the ring and Nakamura with right hands.
Nakamura runs to the ropes but Reed with a shoulder block followed
by a splash and a spinning elbow. Reed with a chop to the chest as
he throws Nakamura to the ropes but Nakamura with a kick. He places
Reed on the second rope and goes for a release German but Reed holds
onto the second rope. Nakamura to the outside and he kicks Reed and
trips him on the ring apron. Nakamura with a knee to the face
followed by a knee to the back of the head.
Back from commercial, Reed with a clothesline. He goes for the cover
but Nakamura kicks out. Reed grabs Nakamura but Nakamura hits him
with a kick to the side of the head. Nakamura places Reed on the
second rope and hits him with a release German suplex. Nakamura goes
for the Kinshasa but Reed hits him with a Samoan drop. Reed climbs
the top rope but Nakamura gets up and kicks Reed, tripping him up.
Nakamura on the second rope and jumps but Reed hits him with a super
kick. Reed with a power slam. Reed climbs the top rope and jumps but
Nakamura moves out of the way. Nakamura with a kick to the back of
the head. Nakamura hits him with the Kinshasa and Reed rolls to the
outside of the ring. Nakamura to the outside of the ring and he hits
Reed with a flying kick. Nakamura gets back in the ring. Reed gets
back in the ring and Nakamura hits him with the Kinshasa. He goes
for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura
Byron is backstage with the Judgment Day. He congratulates Rhea on
her win against Natalya at Night of Champions. Ronda says Natalya
should know better and to hold gold, she cannot get distracted. He
asks them which two of them will face Seth Rollins and AJ Styles
tonight. Finn tells him if he told him, he would have to and as he
is talking, Damian cuts him off and tells Byron to go do his job
Seth Rollins and AJ Styles vs. Damian Priest and Finn Balor with
Dominik Mysterio and Rhea Ripley
Finn Balor attacks Seth from behind as the referee rings the bell
and we are under way. Damian is tagged in but Rollins rolls to the
outside of the ring and with Rhea posing, Seth puts his arm around
her and she thinks it’s Dominik. She freaks out and yells at him
when she realises it’s Seth. He rolls into the ring and Damian hits
him with a right hand. He throws Seth in the corner. He stomps on
Seth in the corner. Damian with a spinning elbow. He goes for the
cover but Seth kicks out. Seth kicks Damian away and AJ is tagged in
and as is Finn. AJ with right hands and kicks onto Finn. Damian gets
in the ring but AJ hits him on the leg. Seth gets in the ring and
Finn throws him to the outside.
Back form commercial, Damian throws AJ to the outside of the ring.
Dominik goes for a right hand on AJ with the referee distracted but
Seth hits him with a right hand and throws him into the ring. The
referee ejects Dominik and Rhea from the ringside. Back in the ring,
AJ rolls Damian up but he kicks out. AJ with an overhead kick. Seth
and Finn are tagged in. Seth with a super kick and he knocks Damian
off the ring apron. Seth with a flying knee onto Damian on the
outside of the ring. Seth gets back on the ring apron and jumps off
the top rope, hitting Finn with a flying knee. He goes for the cover
but Finn kicks out.
Seth grabs Finn but Finn with an inside cradle but Seth kicks out.
Finn slams Seth onto the mat. He goes for the cover but again Seth
kicks out. Damian is tagged in and he knocks AJ off the ring apron.
Damian goes for the South of Heaven but Seth lands on his feet and a
right hand but Damian with a clothesline. He goes for the cover but
Seth kicks out. Damian climbs the top rope as Seth climbs the top
rope, Finn tags himself in. Seth with a suplex but Damian hits him
with a falcon arrow.
Finn goes for the Coup de Grace but Seth moves out of the way and he
hits Finn with a super kick and both men are down. AJ is tagged in
and as is Damian. AJ with a right hand and a kick. AJ on the ring
apron and a sliding knee onto Finn. Seth with a suicide dive onto
Finn to the outside of the ring. AJ goes for the Phenomenal Forearm
but Damian moves out of the way and hits him with the Razor’s Edge.
He goes for the cover but Seth breaks it up by hitting Damian with
the Stomp. Seth is tagged in and he hits Damian with the Stomp. He
goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Seth Rollins and AJ Styles