WWE Monday Night Raw Full Results (April 17th, 2023)

Tonight’s WWE Monday Night Raw opens live on the USA Network from the Simmons Bank Arena in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Kevin Patrick welcomes us, and he’s joined at ringside by Corey Graves.

Here The WWE Monday Night Raw Full Results

– Tonight’s WWE Raw opened with The Bloodline – Solo Sikoa, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, and Paul Heyman making their way to the ring. The Usos take the mic and announce that they are in your town. Paul Heyman takes the mic and does his usual, mentioning how he’s the special counsel to Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns, and the lifelong Wise Man to The Bloodline. Heyman has big news on history changing but before he can continue, the music interrupts and out comes The Judgment Day – Finn Balor, Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio and SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley.

The Judgment Day hits the ring and the two sides face off. Priest steps to Solo as a “you suck!” chant breaks out. Heyman shakes hands with Priest and says it’s a very good day to be a very bad guy. Heyman says if there’s a heaven, none of us are making it in. This is a short-term deal conceived by Roman Reigns. Jey says they knew nothing about this. Heyman says Reigns didn’t want anyone on their side knowing, well except Solo, because he wanted his Usos being caught off-guard by the enormity of this. 

Paul Heyman says even Finn Balor isn’t happy with this because of his feelings against The Bloodline, but he’s willing to put those feelings aside in the name of villainy. Heyman brings up The Judgment Day’s issues with Bad Bunny. Solo continues staring Rhea Ripley down, so Heyman has Jey switch places with Solo. Rhea then moves over so she can keep staring Solo down, and he does the same. Heyman asks if everything is OK and she says for now. 

Heyman says The Judgment Day needs Bunny taken care of, and Solo will do that, while The Bloodline has problems with Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens, and Matt Riddle. Heyman says these three will face The Bloodline at WWE Backlash, if they make it there because first they must face The Judgment Day tonight. Heyman rips the locals and says Solo will first smash 2023 WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio. Fans pop for Rey’s name as his music starts up and here he comes.

– Solo Sikoa defeated Rey Mysterio via pinfall. After the match, Sikoa stands tall and Santos Escobar, Joaquin Wilde and Cruz Del Toro hit the ring to check on Rey but Solo and The Usos beat them down. Rey Mysterio is hit with another Samoan Spike, then a 1d. Fans boo as The Usos and Sikoa stand tall over Rey. The Bloodline exits now.

– We see footage of Alpha Academy and Maxxine Dupri talking to Adam Pearce earlier in the day. Chad Gable is making the case for keeping he and Otis together in the WWE Draft, while Maxxine thinks she and O-tis would be better for the face of RAW. Pearce says he will take this all into consideration but he’s got so much going on tonight.

– We see last week’s Damage CTRL backstage segment with tension within the group, and how IYO SKY won a Triple Threat to earn a future shot at Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair.

– Bianca Belair defeated Dakota Kai via pinfall. After the match, Belair stands tall while Bayley consoles Kai at ringside while Belair and SKY taunt each other.

– We see how Brock Lesnar destroyed Cody Rhodes two weeks ago. Cody Rhodes is seen walking backstage now.

– We get a new vignette for Bronson Reed. He dominates but he’s Mr. Nice Guy, at least that’s what his mother called him.

– The Judgment Day at backstage talking. Damian Priest mentions Bad Bunny appearing next week, while Dominik Mysterio says it was satisfying to see Solo Sikoa hurt his dad tonight. Paul Heyman walks by and asks if they are satisfied with the opener. Finn Balor makes an “eh” sound. Heyman tells them to make sure they get the job done tonight against Matt Riddle, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens tonight so they don’t fall into debt with The Tribal Chief. Priest says no, that sounds like an issue between Roman Reigns and The Usos because The Judgment Day handles their business. Ripley says goodbye to Heyman, who tells them to call Reigns.

– Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring. Rhodes asks North Little Rock what they want to talk about, and says he knows exactly what he wants to talk about. Cody calls Brock Lesnar to the ring as fans pop. Adam Pearce interrupts and says he appreciates what Cody is trying to do, but he can’t let it happen tonight. Pearce says everyone respects what Cody is trying to do, but he’s not medically cleared to be here tonight.

Pearce asks Cody to please leave the ring and fans boo some more. Cody says OK and thank you for the shared respect. Cody leaves but stops and brings a steel chair from under the ring. He brings it back in as fans pop. Pearce calls on security to come help Cody leave the ring if he won’t leave on his own. Cody is surrounded now. Pearce says it does not have to be like this. The music hits and out comes Lesnar to a huge pop.

Pearce is still begging Cody to not do this, promising he will give him the Backlash match. Pearce makes it official. Lesnar stares Cody down from the ramp, then smiles and taunts him. Cody starts fighting security off now. Lesnar motions for Cody to bring it to the stage. Cody takes out more security at ringside. He looks to make it up the ramp but security holds Cody back. Lesnar laughs and turns to go backstage. Cody fights more security at ringside, then clears the ring of the rest. Cody takes the mic and says Lesnar can wear his little cowboy hat all he wants but Cody grew up around cowboys and Lesnar is not one, he’s a coward. Cody tosses the mic as his music starts back up.

– We see what just happened with Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar. We see Lesnar walking backstage now. He walks right to the arena door it appears. Patrick confirms Lesnar vs. Rhodes for WWE Backlash.

– Seth Rollins defeated The Miz via pinfall. After the match, Rollins stands tall and plays to the crowd as they cheer him on.

– Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens and Matt Riddle are backstage. Sami suggests they get on the same page, and says Riddle has some good ideas so they should hear him out. Owens tells Riddle they should leave the thinking to he and Sami. Sami says he and Owens talked about this before, and Riddle deserves to have a voice if he’s going to help them out. Riddle thanks Sami. He brings up Solo Sikoa’s Samoan Spike, then suggests that because he has pretty sweet kicks, he could tape up his big toe and kick Solo in the jugular, call it the Toe Bro. Riddle asks what they think. 

Owens is speechless, while Zayn says it’s… an idea. Riddle wasn’t being serious. He says he’s not an idiot. Riddle asks if they remember everything The Bloodline did to him. Riddle gives them props for what they did together and for winning the titles at WrestleMania 39, and says he’s not here to waste time or joke around like some idiot, he’s here to kick some ass, and he will do that tonight and again at Backlash. Riddle walks off. Owens says maybe they should listen to Riddle. Sami says he suggested this first.

– Still to come, tonight’s big six-man main event.

– We see how Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus dropped the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles to Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez last week, then how Trish turned heel on Lynch. Still to come, Trish will explain her actions tonight.

– We see what happened last week between Bobby Lashley and Bronson Reed.

– Bobby Lashley vs Austin Theory match ended in no contest after Bobby Lashley being attacked by Bronson Reed. After the bell, Theory gets out of the way as Reed nails another big splash to Lashley in the corner. Fans boo. Reed sends Lashley to the floor now, then nails a big body smash off the apron. Reed stalks Lashley and splashes him against the ring post now as the boos continue. 

Reed brings Lashley back in and scoops him to his shoulders but Lashley slides out and goes for The Hurt Lock. Theory makes the save with a dropkick to the back. Reed with a big Samoan Drop in the middle of the ring, then he climbs to the top and nails the Tsunami Splash. Reed stands over Lashley as his music starts up and fans boo.

– WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus makes he way to the ring to mostly boos. Trish says she’s going to start with a little history lesson. She says women’s wrestling was a joke when she came to WWE, and she brought credibility to the division. Some people will say it was Trish and WWE Hall of Famer Lita, but no, it wasn’t we, it was just Trish. She goes on about how she was the first to make people care about the women’s division, and without her there would be no Women’s Revolution or women in the main event of WrestleMania. Fans give Trish the “What!?” treatment now.

Trish says fans should’ve chanted “thank you Trish!” instead of “this is awesome!” when the women headlined WrestleMania. She says Lynch credits the Four Horsewomen with the Revolution but that statement is a joke just like Lynch. Trish started realizing Lynch actually believed what she was saying. Trish had to see for herself, so she came back to WWE and buddied up to Lynch but not one time did Lynch thank her for anything. Trish says Lynch is very convincing, she even had Lita eating out of her hand when one year earlier she was calling her out. She says Lita was now Lynch’s sidekick, but Trish is no one’s sidekick.

Trish says it was getting sad and embarrassing, so she had to take Lita out and put her out of her misery. Trish says yes, she took Lita out. She took Lita out because she needed it to be crystal clear that she was the one who screwed Lynch out of those WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles. She goes on taunting Lynch for her kind words from before last week’s heel turn. Trish says she will not allow anyone to re-write history, she is not our nostalgia act, and she’s damn sure no one’s sidekick. Trish says she is the greatest of all-time, the single most important figure in WWE history, and she’s here to make sure no one forgets it. Trish drops the mic to boos, then exits the ring as her music starts up.

– We see what happened earlier with Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar. Cathy Kelly is backstage with Cody now. He’s ecstatic to face Lesnar at WWE Backlash, but he’s also confused and bewildered, not just over how he’s not the Undisputed WWE Universal Title, but how 20 security guards were called in for him and not Lesnar two weeks ago, and how Lesnar walked out on him tonight. 

Cody continues that he knows he had to apologize to Adam Pearce because of his temper but he doesn’t understand… what is it about me? Cody says he has to smash The Beast. He knows Lesnar is backed into a corner and the only way out is for Lesnar to win, but with everything Cody has been through, he cannot let that happen. Cody thanks Cathy and walks off.

– Sonya Deville and Chelsea Green defeated Mia Yim and Candice LeRae via pinfall. After the match, Green and Deville stand tall. They go to ringside and have words with Morgan and Rodriguez now. Green throws a drink at the champs, then the challengers retreat as they’re held back.

– Rick Boogs, Elias and The Street Profits are backstage discussing about WWE Draft. Boogs doesn’t want to leave because he just got here. Baron Corbin walks up and reminds The Profits that tag teams can split up. They say no, but then go off to speak with Adam Pearce about the matter. Elias says he will probably go first in the Draft and he knows that gives Boogs anxiety, so no matter where he goes, he will put in a good word for Boogs. Akira Tozawa walks up and says Boogs is a star but Elias will be picked last. Corbin shakes Tozawa’s hand but Tozawa says Corbin sucks and no one wants him. Corbin is frustrated as Tozawa walks off laughing.

– The Usos and Solo Sikoa are backstage now. The Usos taunt The LWO but say they like to see new teams step up. The Usos go on hyping up The Bloodline being forever and promise to win the six-man at WWE Backlash.

– Matt Riddle and Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens defeated The Judgement Day via pinfall. After the match, Riddle, Zayn and Owens stand tall to celebrates but The Bloodline rush down and a big brawl breaks out. The LWO and Rey Mysterio are out next to join the fight around the ring and ringside area. Rey ends up hitting 619 on his son to a big pop. Fans chant for tables now. Owens slams Priest on top of the announce table with Sami as the brawl continue. Monday Night Raw goes off the air with Rey standing on the ropes with the rest of The LWO.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *