Featured below are complete WWE Monday Night Raw results from Monday, July 24, 2023, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, FL. The following report was written by Rajah.com reporter Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709) as the show aired live on the USA Network from 8-11 pm EST.
The usual "WWE Then. Now. Forever. Together" opening signature narrated by John Cena airs to get this week's show officially off-and-running.
The lights come up to the dark purple usually see with The Judgment Day. We see Finn Balor, Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley. Priest says "All rise for The Judgment Day." Ripley says they run Monday Night Raw and all of the WWE.
Finn Balor says they have the unbeaten women's world champion, "Senor" Money In The Bank, yours truly, the new World Heavyweight Champion. He says before we get to the man of the moment, let's see what he accomplished last week. Video highlights are shown of his NXT North American Championship victory over Wes Lee.
After the video wraps up, Ripley has the mic and says it is now her owner to introduce the new NXT North American Champion, the hardest man she knows, her latino heat, "Daddy" Dominik Mysterio. Out he comes to a new entrance theme and video with his title in-hand. The crowd craps all over him, loudly, as you'd expect.
"Daddy" Dom joins the gang in the ring as the boos grow louder. He tries talking and they boo louder. He then introduces another video package, which shows highlights of his rise as part of The Judgment Day. It wraps up and the fans loudly chant "You suck! You suck!" at "Daddy" Dom. He boasts being the new NXT North American Champion but the fans keep booing.
Fans chant "K-O! K-O!" Owens asks if he's crazy because he thinks all of this happened already last week. He mocks Dom having a mullet and then talks about how The Judgment Day didn't learn a lesson last week. He increasingly loses his anger as he continues ranting at them.
Dom yells that he will not be disrespected now that he's a champion. Sami says he's right, he is being disrespected. He gives him a shot to earn himself some respect, offering a challenge for a one-on-one showdown between himself and Dom. "Dirty" Dom tells Zayn if he wants some to come get some.
Zayn says okay, but reminds him that last week when they had a tag match they made a whole stink about how the titles weren't on-the-line. He says if Dom is a fighting champion like he claims, he'll put his title on-the-line tonight. Ripley tells Sami that Dom accepts.
Kevin Patrick and Corey Graves run down the advertised lineup for tonight's show and then we return inside Amalie Arena live where the familiar sounds of Becky Lynch's theme hits and out comes "The Man" for our first match of the evening.
When we return from the break, the commentators confirm Zayn-Dom for the NXT North American Championship for tonight's main event. Lynch is shown waiting in the ring for the arrival of her opposition.
The theme for Zoey Stark hits and out she comes accompanied by WWE Hall of Fame legend Trish Stratus, who is still wearing her face protector. The bell sounds and we're officially off-and-running with our opening contest of the evening.
Lynch charges across the ring and puts the boots to a slumping Stark in the corner as the fans chant "Becky! Becky!" We see Stark roll out to the floor to re-group with Trish before heading back in and being decked right back out to the floor by Lynch, who follows out with a big baseball slide drop kick.
As the action continues on the floor, Lynch continues to dominate. Back in the ring, Stark hits a big shot that shifts the offensive momentum in her favor for the first tine in the bout. Stark hits a slingshot swirling splash onto Lynch for a close near fall attempt. After Lynch kicks out, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
When we return from the break, we see Lynch in control until she is on the floor and Trish blasts her with a headbutt while wearing the face protector. Stark hits a super kick and goes for the cover but Lynch kicks out and ends up connecting with her Man Handle Slam moments later for the win. With the win, Becky gets the rematch she wants against Trish.
We see a lengthy video package recapping what went down between Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar in front of Cody's mom last week on Raw. The commentators then hype the trilogy bout between the two at WWE SummerSlam.
On that note, we see Cody Rhodes walking backstage in a suit and tie. We head to a pre-match commercial break with him coming up next.
Vo Williams, the recording artist of "Greatness," the theme song for Monday Night Raw, is shown sitting in the front row. The theme for Cody Rhodes then hits and the crowd pops as "The American Nightmare" emerges to exploding fireworks while fans sing along with his entrance tune.
He settles in the ring and begins as usual by saying, "So, Tampa Bay, what do you wanna talk about?" He pardons himself as he turns his back to soak in the full crowd here in the building tonight. The fans chant his name as he does. He goes on to talk about Brock Lesnar beating him up with a chair in front of his own mother.
We see highlights of Ricochet and Logan Paul's recent interaction and then shoot backstage where Jackie Redmond is with Ricochet. He says Logan comes and goes as he pleases and mentions that what he is going to say to Logan, he'll say to his face later tonight.
Now we head back inside Amalie Arena where the familiar sounds of Sami Zayn's theme hits. Out comes the popular WWE veteran for this championship opportunity here in our next match of the evening.
As Zayn settles inside the squared circle, we head to a quick pre-match commercial break. When we return from the break, we see Zayn in the ring ready for action as he gets final pre-match words from Kevin Owens, who is in his corner at ringside.
From there, the bell sounds and we're officially off-and-running with this one, as Zayn and "Dirty" Dom lock-up. Zayn immediately gains the upper-hand and begins taking it to The Judgment Day member. He sends him to the floor and then hits a big leaping diving splash on him on the floor.
On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues in this title tilt. When we return from the break, we see Zayn putting the boots to "Dirty" Dom in the corner as the crowd cheers him on. We also see highlights of Rhea Ripley getting in a cheap shot during the break.
Damian Priest tries to interfere but Kevin Owens does as well to even things up. The ref jumps on Owens and ejects him from ringside. The Judgment Day guys are laughing at him for this and then the ref ejects them as well and the crowd goes wild.
"Dirty" Dom complains as Zayn recovers. Zayn hits a Michinoku Driver for a close near fall. We see Sami come close until Owens comes out beaten up badly. He is distracted by this, which allows Dom to surprise him for the win. After the match, Zayn checks on Owens as we head to another commercial.
Winner and STILL NXT North American Champion: Dominik Mysterio
When we return from the break, we see Kevin Owens with Sami Zayn in the medics room being checked on. He thinks he has a broken rib. We shoot to the commentators, who set up the weekly video recap package from SmackDown, showing the latest happenings in The Bloodline saga between Roman Reigns and Jey Uso.
We shoot backstage and we see Apollo Crews and Akira Tozawa talking when The Judgment Day approaches them. Apollo takes offense to them and speaks up.
Rhea Ripley looks at Tozawa and asks if they have a problem. He is petrified and runs off. Apollo steps up to Damian Priest and Priest vows he'll get his payback before the end of the night.
Back inside Amalie Arena, the theme for Bronson Reed hits and the big man makes his way out and heads to the ring for our next bout of the evening. As he does, we head to a pre-match commercial break.
When we return from the break, Tommaso Ciampa makes his way to the ring as we see highlights of what went down between he and Nakamura last week.
The bell sounds and we see this one get off with a bang, as Cimpa agitates Reed by throwing his ring jacket at him. He immediately pays for this, as the bigger man starts pummeling Ciampa before launching him out to the floor.
Ciampa fights back and puts the boots to Reed in the ring. Reed scoops him up and hits a Dr. Death Steve Williams style Oklahoma Stampede power-slam. Reed takes back over and controls Ciampa with ease from there.
Reed hits some big splashes on Ciampa and it starts to look like it's a given that Reed is about to finish this one off. The action spills out to the floor where Reed ends up running into a vicious knee from Ciampa that levels him. On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial break as the action continues.
Winner: Bronson Reed
We see footage from last week of Rhea Ripley's altercation backstage with Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan, and how this led to the two losing their WWE Women's Tag-Team Championships to Sonya Deville and Chelsea Green.
Back live, we see Byron Saxton who is joined by Liv Morgan. He asks her about Rodriguez's injury. Morgan says she's a big tough girl and she'll be back soon to handle Rhea. She says for tonight, Rhea is all hers. Morgan points out she's the last person to beat Ripley.
Before Saxton can send it back to Patrick and Graves, up walks the new women's champs. Sonya Deville and Chelsea Green ask how he can worry about interviewing Liv instead of them.
When we return from the break, we see Adam Pearce with Seth "Freakin'" Rollins as Pearce shows Rollins the contract that he'll be signing with Finn Balor in their SummerSlam Contract Signing later tonight.
Back live inside the Amalie Arena, the familiar sounds of Liv Morgan's theme plays. The former women's tag champ makes her way out.
As Morgan nears the ringside area, she is ambushed and attacked from behind by Ripley. Ripley beats Morgan down and stomps on her arm. Back in the ring, Ripley takes a chair and puts Morgan's arm in it. She tells her she's gonna pay for getting in her business. She stomps on it and Morgan screams and cries.
The medics jump on Morgan as she screams and cries as Ripley tells her she warned her. She then pushes the medics off Morgan and smashes her arm with the chair once again. Morgan's screams and cries get louder as Ripley taunts her some more and walks off as the crowd boos. We head to a commercial break on that note.
We see footage from last week of The Viking Raiders beating Alpha Academy in a Viking Rules match. We return live backstage and Chad Gable challenges The Viking Raiders to an Academy Rules match. Maxxine Dupri also sends a warning / challenge to Valhalla for a singles match next week.
Now we shoot back live inside Amalie Arena where Ricochet's theme hits. Ricochet makes his way to the ring and asks where Logan Paul is at. He says he knows he's here so it's time for him to come out and "show his stupid face." Ricochet talks about how Logan doesn't belong here.
He goes on to call Logan an arrogant little prick. He talks about dedicating his lives to this, while Logan will never understand what that is like. He extends an official challenge to Logan Paul for a match at SummerSlam.
He picks the microphone up and says he accepts Ricochet's challenge for SummerSlam. He pulls his phone out and does a selfie video mocking the crowd until he is blasted with a super kick by Ricochet. He hits a shooting star press and then poses for a selfie with Logan's phone over his fallen body to end the segment.
We shoot backstage to Jackie Redmond, who introduces her guest at this time, "The Queen of Spades" Shayna Baszler. She asks her about everything going on with she and Ronda Rousey.
Baszler says she's tired of having Rousey's name brought up everytime someone talks to her. She says she's gonna end this and settle it in a language only Ronda Rousey knows best at SummerSlam, by fighting her. She walks off.
On that note, we shift gears and head to a pre-match commercial break. When we return, we see Logan Paul backstage. He is approached by Byron Saxton. He informs him that he'll be on Raw next week in Houston to pop Ricochet's bald head.
From there, we go back inside the arena and out comes Apollo Crews for our next match of the evening. He settles in the ring and it's time to get this one-on-one showdown underway.
The bell sounds and we're officially off-and-running with this one. Priest immediately decks Crews and taunts him.
Priest continues to dominate for the next minute or two and then Crews gets in a big shot. That would be Apollo's only shot before Priest takes right back over and ultimately finishes him off with ease.
Winner: Damian Priest
We shoot backstage and we see an excited Becky Lynch boasting about her victory over Zoey Stark earlier tonight. She tells Trish Stratus that she's coming for her.
Back live inside the arena, the theme for Imperium hits. Out comes WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER accompanied by Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci. He goes face-to-face with Drew McIntyre when we return.
On that note, we shift gears and head to a quick commercial break. When we return, Drew McIntyre's theme hits and out comes "The Scottish Warrior" looking all business.
He settles into the ring and he and GUNTHER have a back-and-forth on the microphone, with the I-C champ taunting McIntyre over his victory in the triple-threat at WrestleMania and hyping their I-C title showdown at SummerSlam in just over a week.
Ludwig Kaiser ends up speaking up and telling McIntyre he can't speak to GUNTHER like that. McIntyre says he actually likes Kaiser. He says he's more entertaining than GUNTHER and should be the leader of Imperium.
This leads to McIntyre and Kaiser agreeing to a fight. We head to a commercial break before the match gets underway.
When we return from the break, we see both guys in the ring and ready to rock and roll. The bell sounds and we're officially off-and-running with this one-on-one showdown.
As McIntyre takes it to Kaiser in the early goings, we hear Corey Graves do a prolonged impression of Ludwig Kaiser. And it was pretty damn good, too. McIntyre sends Kaiser retreating out to the floor. He follows out after him, stopping to glare at Giovanni Vinci and GUNTHER.
Drew looks to send a message to "The Ring General" as he chops Kaiser over and over again in front of GUNTHER on the floor while staring at him. Graves does his Kaiser impression two or twenty more times as this is going on.
Back in the ring, Kaiser takes over and sends McIntyre into the ring post. He dropkicks him out to the floor where GUNTHER and Vinci stand over him as the crowd boos. We head to a mid-match commercial break on that note.
Graves does his impression of Kaiser for the 100th time (something tells me Vinnie Mac is a fan of this). McIntyre recovers and connects with his Claymore Kick for the pin fall victory.
Winner: Drew McIntyre
Once the match ends, GUNTHER hits the ring and attacks "The Scottish Warrior" as fans boo. Matt Riddle ends up running down to make the save, until GUNTHER power bombs him.
He then lays Drew out on the floor. Fans chant "We want tables!" GUNTHER clears off the announce desk and then hoists GUNTHER up for a power bomb. McIntyre counters and then power bombs GUNTHER through the table for a huge pop.
Now we shoot backstage where Jackie Redmond is joined by Ronda Rousey. She brings up Shayna Basler saying she doesn't want a match, but a fight, at SummerSlam. Rousey says challenge accepted and walks off.
Back inside the arena, the theme for The Judgment Day hits. The fans boo as Finn Balor makes his way out for the scheduled contract signing for his WWE World Heavyweight Championship showdown against Seth "Freakin'" Rollins at WWE SummerSlam 2023.
As Balor settles inside the squared circle for our main event segment on this week's show, we shift gears and head to a commercial break.
When we return from the break, Patrick and Graves confirm Brock Lesnar and Logan Paul for next week's show and then we return to Balor in the ring for our SummerSlam contract signing main event segment.
With that said, we hear "BURN IT DOWN!" and out cones "The Visionary" and "The Revolutionary" as the fans do the "WOAH's" with his theme song. The WWE World Heavyweight Champion settles in the ring, his music cuts off, but the "WOAH's" continue.
Rollins then begins. "Awww, well looky here, Tampa!" He says Balor has figured out what we have all known for a long, long time, which is that Balor has absolutely zero chance of walking out of SummerSlam as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
As the talk continues, Rollins tries getting Balor to think that Damian Priest will cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase that second Balor wins, if he's lucky enough to pull off a miracle. Rollins says SummerSlam is going to be the end of The Judgment Day. He sets the mic down and the fans sing the "WOAH's" to his theme.
Balor signs the contract and then laughs. He tells Rollins he thinks he's got everything all figured out. He says he thinks he runs this place, but he doesn't. He says The Judgment Day runs this place now. As he continues talking, we see Damian Priest making his way to the ring through the crowd. Rhea Ripley comes out from the back and Dom comes out through a different part of the crowd.
Finn talks about how he has been driven insane by Rollins. He says it feels like an itch you just can't scratch. He talks about a seven year itch and says at SummerSlam, he's gonna make him his seven year bitch. Rollins sees The Judgment Day guys cornering him in the ring and he turns the table over and the brawl begins.
Back in the ring, we see all of The Judgment Day members stomping out Rollins. Priest hoists Rollins up high and hits him with his Razor's Edge finisher. Dom hits a frog splash off the top. Balor then finishes him off with the top-rope Coup de Grace. Rollins is left laying as The Judgment Day stands tall to end this week's show. That's how this week's show goes off the air. Thanks for joining us!
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