WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing again into our lives tonight (Oct. 16, 2023) from the Paycom Center in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, that includes all the most recent construct to the upcoming Crown Jewel premium reside occasion scheduled for early subsequent month in Saudi Arabia.
Advertised for tonight: Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso will defend their undisputed tag workforce titles in a rematch in opposition to The Judgment Day, GUNTHER places his Intercontinental championship on the road in opposition to Big Bronson Reed, Rhea Ripley battles Shayna Baszler in a non-title match that would have title implications, Ricochet vs. Shinsuke Nakamura in a Falls Count Anywhere match, and an entire lot extra.
Come proper again right here at 8 pm ET when the Raw reside weblog will kick off as soon as the present begins on USA Network. It shall be beneath this line right here. Reminder: GIFs and pics allowed, however no hyperlinks to unlawful streams, please.
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR OCT. 16
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The present opens with commentary hyping tonight’s festivities up.
Sami Zayn makes his entrance.
He welcomes us to the present and says it’s bizarre to be out right here alone with Kevin Owens moved to SmackDown, however he is aware of what he’s at all times recognized, and that’s that he’s a World Heavyweight Championship degree famous person.
He talks about how he and Kevin have been struggling in opposition to Judgment Day and now they’re on the present tonight and so they’re those getting the tag title shot, however what he is aware of is that the final 12 months of his profession has been the perfect and it’s solely due to the followers.
Enter the Judgment Day.
They reduce a promo at Sami and say they’re gonna take the tag titles again and Rhea Ripley couldn’t assist however see that Zayn is trying sort of misplaced. They used to recruit misplaced superstars and provides them course, however in terms of Sami, they’ve a distinct plan. They need to eliminate him, completely.
They advance on the ring however Jey Uso makes the save with a pair chairs and Judgment Day beat a hasty retreat!
Shinsuke Nakamura cuts a subtitled promo about how Ricochet is sort of a bug that he’s going to crush underfoot.
Ricochet makes his entrance and we go to interrupt.
Back from industrial, Jey Uso checks on Sami Zayn backstage.
Zayn says he simply wants some area, Uso asks in the event that they’re good and Sami says he desires them to be good and he desires to be completely happy for him and he’s actually grateful for the save, however all he can assume is that it shouldn’t be Jey having his again, it ought to be Kevin, and it’s all Uso’s fault.
Jey says he didn’t know he felt like that, he nonetheless has him, and it’s what it’s, and he walks off. Sami is pissed off and knocks a ladder over and chases after Uso and tells him to neglect all of that, he’s sorry, it’s simply been a tricky week and he’s sorry.
Jey forgives him and so they embrace.
Ricochet vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Falls Count Anywhere Match)
Ricochet attacking out the gates, the brawl goes again into the bowels and thru Gorilla again to the stage, Rick flips off the LED display screen, goes for a moonsault however Nakamura will get the knees up! Go 2 Sleep countered right into a dragon screw! Standing taking pictures star press connects and we go to interrupt!
Back from industrial… RICOCHET SHOOTING STAR PRESS OFF A BALCONY AND TO THE CONGRETE BELOW! Fighting again over to the announce desk, Shinsuke strips it clear, preventing over a desk arrange close by, Ricochet places him on it and punches him a bunch, headed up high, Nakamura will get up!
Suplexes again inside, Shinsuke hits the Go 2 Sleep… NOPE! Laying in wait, Rick counters and lands a kick! Charging in, enzuigiri from the apron, the One and Only springboards, 450 splash… STILL NO! To the ground, Nakamura traces him up…
Shinsuke Nakamura wins by pinfall with Kinshasa.
Backstage, Chelsea Green and Piper Niven confront Tegan Nox, hanging out with Katana Chance and Kayden Carter. Nox asks her how briskly she will be able to conceal behind Piper and Chelsea decides discretion is the higher a part of valor.
Chelsea and Piper make their entrance and we go to interrupt.
Back from industrial, we get an Imperium vignette.
Natalya vs. Piper Niven
Niven properly in management within the feeling out and we go to interrupt.
Back from industrial, Natalya rolls away from a senton, crucifix pin for a nearfall, dropkick comes up empty, roll away from a freight prepare crossbody! Solebutt, cradle right into a discus lariat, solely two! Piper finishes her off…
Piper Niven wins by pinfall.
Post-match, Chelsea and Piper beat Natalya down however Tegan Nox makes the save!
Backstage, Judgment Day are chatting and Damian Priest desires to take Drew McIntyre out and present the world what they’re made from. Rhea rolls up, Damian asks what she’s been as much as and he or she says she was taking a cellphone name and dealing with Judgment Day enterprise.
She says she has Drew dealt with and so they simply must concentrate on profitable the tag titles again. Finn Balor asks if she’s centered on her match in opposition to Shayna Baszler, she says she is and tells Dominik Mysterio she doesn’t want him at ringside to defend her title and present everybody precisely who runs Monday Night Raw.
Seth Rollins makes his entrance and we go to interrupt.
Back from industrial, Seth Rollins will get on the mic and talks about discovering himself a brand new primary contender in Drew McIntyre.
Hell of a man, popping out right here and difficult him and saying he desires him at one hundred percent, however he’s slightly confused by him refusing to assist when Judgment Day attacked him.
Enter Drew McIntyre.
He says he’s not gonna babysit Rollins, so he’d do properly to not stand in the course of the ring inviting assaults, however Seth says he can deal with his enterprise, however is Drew dealing with his enterprise on his personal or has he enlisted slightly assist? McIntyre tells him to get to it and Rollins runs footage of Drew chatting with Rhea Ripley within the background of final week’s episode.
He says Rhea got here to him and it meant nothing anyway, and Seth factors out that Drew has had a number of huge successes during the last years but in addition huge failures in huge moments, and enlisting the Judgment Day isn’t gonna work out how he desires it. McIntyre says he’s rattled and reminds him of how he beat him the final time that they had a world title match.
Drew makes a bunch of excuses and Rollins tells him to recover from the Bloodline. McIntyre talks about how no one was there when he beat Brock Lesnar in 5 minutes and he stepped up through the pandemic, and by the point everybody was again, the second was previous however he captured lightning in a bottle a second time when he was screwed over, so sorry if he’s not over it simply but.
This is the third time and Seth has to assume lengthy and arduous how he’s gonna reinvent himself when Drew beats him and takes the title at Crown Jewel. Rollins says he spent 4 years preventing again to the highest of the mountain and all he’s listening to is excuses. He’s pointing fingers and he guarantees Drew it gained’t get him the place he desires to go.
He’ll beat him at Crown Jewel and it’ll be the perfect factor that ever occurred to McIntyre, as a result of he’ll have nobody responsible however himself.
We get a hype reel for Bronson Reed.