Monday Night Raw Results – May 1, 2023

The Judgment Day vs. The LWO

We go back to the ring and out comes The Judgment Day – Finn Balor, Dominik Mysterio, Damian Priest and SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. Priest takes the mic and comments on how The Judgment Day stays united on RAW, and how Ripley was the #1 Draft pick.

Ripley asks if there was ever any doubt who would be the #1 pick because she stays on top. She says RAW thought they would get rid of The Judgment Day that easy but they run RAW. Ripley says she will make Zelina Vega regret everything she’s done on SmackDown when she reminds everyone why she’s the most dominant. Balor goes on about how Priest will destroy Bad Bunny in their Street Fight. Priest addresses Bunny but he gets the “What!?” treatment. Priest goes on in Spanish as the “What!?” chants continue. Priest says Bunny will receive his punishment at WWE Backlash. Dominik goes to speak but the loud boos drown him out. Balor tells them to let Dominik speak. He tries again but the boos pick up and a “you suck!” chant starts. Dominik tries again but the boos cut him off. Dominik can’t wait until Mami… until she and Priest… the boos cut him off again. Until Mami and Priest dominate at Backlash, he yells over the boos. Another “you suck!” chant starts up. Dominik says like The Judgment Day will dominate tonight, and since The LWO got drafted to SmackDown, it looks like this is the last night he gets to embarrass his deadbeat dad and his loser friends before they run and hide on SmackDown. The music interrupts and out comes The LWO – 2023 WWE Hall of Famer Rey Mysterio, Santos Escobar and Zelina Vega. Rey says that’s not how the Draft works, they’re not hiding on SmackDown, but he’s glad he and Dominik are on different brands because the next beating would’ve made the belt at WrestleMania 39 look like nothing. Rey can’t wait to see Vega leave WWE Backlash with the title. Rey goes on hyping up The LWO and says he can’t wait to see Bad Bunny beat Priest and anyone else stupid enough to get in his way. Rey promises The LWO will smash The Judgment Day. We go to commercial as the two factions face off.

Back from the break and we get a promo for Imperium coming to RAW. We go back to the ring and Rey looks to start off with Dominik but Rhea tags in. Rhea gets in Rey’s face and taunts him until Vega flies in and takes Ripley out.

Vega and Ripley tangle now. Vega blocks the Riptide with a Guillotine. They go at it and Priest tags in. Escobar meets him but gets rocked. Escobar mounts offense and nails a running knee in the corner. Escobar chops Priest and kicks away but turns back and runs into a huge forearm to the mouth. Priest then drops Rey on the apron.

Escobar comes back with a high knee to send Priest to the floor. Dominik runs in but Escobar nails a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Rey tags in and takes Priest back down with a senton. Rey confronts Dominik at ringside but he hides behind Ripley as we go to commercial.

Back from the break and Priest is dominating Escobar in the corner. Escobar charges with a big dropkick and they both go down. The Mysterios tag in and go at it now. Rey nails his signature offense and mounts Dominik in the corner as fans count along with the right hands. Dominik escapes but Rey keeps fighting and hits a springboard crossbody for 2 as Rhea makes the save.

Rhea drops Vega with a big right hand. Rhea presses Vega above her head but she fights out with a 619 to the gut. Vega sends Rhea to the floor. Dominik drops his dad but hits the ring post when Rey moves. Rey knocks Priest into position for 619 but Balor distracts the referee, allowing Dominik to trip his dad from the floor.

Escobar with a big suicide dive to Dominik. Ripley levels Escobar with a big dropkick on the floor. Vega leaps off the apron with a Meteora to the floor to take Ripley down. Rey escapes the Razor’s Edge and goes for 619 on Priest but Balor sacrifices himself, which allows Priest to hit South of Heaven on Rey for the pin to win.

Winners: The Judgment Day

After the match, The Judgment Day stands tall as the music hits. We go to replays. Priest yells out with words for Bad Bunny as The Judgment Day regroups.

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