Monday Night Raw Results – April 17th, 2023

We go right to the ring and out comes The Bloodline – Solo Sikoa, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, and Paul Heyman. Mike Rome does the introductions.

The Usos take the mic and announce that they are in your town. They receive some boos. 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 Reigns. Fans boo. 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. Heyman says even 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 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.

The Judgment Day is 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.

The Judgment Day vs. Matt Riddle and Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens

We go back to the ring for tonight’s main event and out first comes The Judgment Day – Finn Balor, Damian Priest and Dominik Mysterio with SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes Matt Riddle and Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens as The Judgment Day looks on. Balor starts off with Zayn and they go at it. Zayn gets the upperhand early on, forcing Mysterio to tag in.

Dominik poses and flexes to boos. Priest tags in and stares Zayn down instead. Owens wants to come in, and Zayn gives him the tag. Owens and Priest go at it, colliding with shoulders a few times. Owens drops Priest and hits a senton for a pop. Priest with a stiff right hand. Balor tags in but Owens catches him in mid-air for a big slam. Balor kicks out at 2. They go on and Balor takes out the knee.

Balor sends Owens to the floor, then has words with the referee. This allows Ripley to level Owens with a big clothesline at ringside. Balor brings it back in and works Owens over while Ripley brags to the crowd to boos. Balor knocks Zayn off the apron but turns back around to a superkick from Owens.

Riddle tags in an levels Balor with kicks. Dominik runs in but Riddle kicks him. Riddle with a big elbow to Balor, then one to knock Priest off the apron, then one more running elbow to Balor in the corner. Riddle with an Exploder and a Broton to Balor, then the Fisherman’s suplex for a 2 count. Balor goes for Riddle’s eyes but he still manages to kick Priest off the apron. Riddle also sends Balor out, then Dominik right next to him. Riddle goes to springboard out on top of Balor and Dominik, but Priest grabs him and chokeslams him to the floor. Ripley laughs at Riddle as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and The Judgment Day is taking turns on Riddle with quick tags and pin attempts. Dominik tries his hand now but Riddle catches him with a big German suplex. Fans rally for Riddle now and in comes Zayn to a big pop. Zayn unloads on Dominik and back-drops him across the ring. Balor runs in but Zayn tosses him to the floor, and does the same to Priest.

Zayn goes to the top but Dominik cuts him off to boos. Zayn with a big Sunset Bomb to Dominik but he kicks out at 2. Zayn drags Dominik over and goes to the top but Ripley shoves him off while the referee is distracted. Owens comes over and throws what looks like a title belt at Ripley. Dominik hits a big Frogsplash on Zayn for a close 2 count as Owens also runs in. Riddle rushes in but Priest nails an elevated Flatliner. Zayn sends Priest and Balor to the floor and goes to fly out but Ripley grabs his foot.

The referee ejects Ripley to a big pop and she throws a fit at ringside. Dominik takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Zayn up for 2. Zayn with a Blue Thunderbomb for 2. Owens is back on the apron now. Zayn tags him in. Owens goes to the top for the Swanton Bomb but Dominik gets his knees up.

Balor tags in and hits the shotgun dropkick into the corner. Balor goes to the top but Owens dodges Coup de Grace. Zayn tags in as Owens hits a Stunner on Balor. Zayn waits for a Helluva Kick but Priest runs in. Owens with a Stunner to Priest to send him out. Zayn with the Helluva Kick to Balor. Riddle tags in and goes to the top to hit the Floating Bro on Balor for the pin to win.

Winners: Matt Riddle, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens

After the match, Riddle, Zayn and Owens stand tall to celebrate as the music hits. The Usos and 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. RAW goes off the air with Rey standing on the ropes with the rest of The LWO.

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