WWE Raw 29th of May 2023

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WWE presented an action-packed episode of WWE RAW on May 29.

Monday’s show came just two days after WWE Night of Champions, and it kicked off the road to WWE Money in the Bank. Bronson Reed faced Shinsuke Nakamura in one qualifying match, while The Miz clashed with Ricochet in the other.
Plus, WWE crowned new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions in a four-way match for the vacant titles, as Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler, Raquel Rodriguez and Shotzi, Bayley and IYO SKY, and Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville battled it out for the gold.
The results are as follows:

A video package recaps WWE Night of Champions.

In-Ring Segment: WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins
Rollins comes to the ring through the crowd. He enters the ring, and he is surrounded by fireworks and confetti. Rollins discusses his title win and notes that it’s been a long road to this point. He says it feels right, and now RAW has a champion that is going to be here. Rollins says he’s ready for all the fights, and no matter who steps up, he’s going to be standing tall with the world title around his waist. AJ Styles interrupts and says he knows he’s on SmackDown, but he wanted to come to RAW and congratulate Rollins. Styles says Rollins earned the right to be the champion. Rollins offers Styles a handshake, and he accepts.
The Judgment Day interrupts, and they say they run WWE. Finn Balor brings up that they have a win over the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. Rhea Ripley teases that one of them could take the title from Seth Rollins. The champion laughs off the idea that it could be Dominik Mysterio. Dominik says they’ll finish Rollins and Styles off tonight. Rollins agrees to the match and confirms the duo will face two members of Judgment Day.
Backstage, Adam Pearce is on the phone, trying to get the match between Rollins and Styles and The Judgment Day approved. Pearce makes the match official.

Money In The Bank Qualifying Match: Ricochet vs. The Miz
Ricochet and Miz feel each other out early on. Ricochet gains an early advantage and hits a diving moonsault to the outside. Miz blasts Ricochet with a big boot. The match spills to the outside, and Miz slams Ricochet onto the broadcast table. Miz continues to control the action and ground Ricochet. The former WWE Champion hits a springboard crossbody. Ricochet rallies and evades the Skull Crushing Finale. Miz plants Ricochet with a DDT. Ricochet and Miz trade pin attempts. Ricochet drills Miz with a kick, slams him to the mat, and hits the Shooting Star Press for the win.
Winner: Ricochet

In-Ring Segment: Trish Stratus
Stratus tells the fans “I told you so,” as she beat Becky Lynch. She calls herself the greatest of all time, and she says she’s “it.” Stratus says Lynch can go crawl in a hole and let the real superstars have a shot in the big time. The WWE Hall of Famer praises Stark by saying she has ruthlessness, attitude, and aggression. She says Stark reminds her of herself. Stark comes out and says she wanted to make a statement. She says she took the smart road by learning from Stratus. Stark says, “Thank you, Trish.” Stratus says she’s going to have Stark tell her “what’s up” if Lynch messes with her.
Lynch comes out and says she’s going to ruin Stark’s life. She challenges Lynch to a rematch. Stark goes after Lynch, and the former champion takes her out. Lynch takes the fight to Stratus. Starks attacks Lynch. Stratus and Stark gang up on Lynch. Stratus drops Lynch with a punch. Stark and Stratus stand tall.

Indus Sher (Veer Mahaan & Sanga) (with Jinder Mahal) vs. Javier Bernal and Kevin Ventura-Cortes
Veer dominates Bernal. Sanga overpowers Bernal as well. His partner tags in and doesn’t fare much better. Indus Sher double-teams Ventura-Cortes for the win.
Winners: Indus Sher

A video package recaps Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn’s win over Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa at WWE Night of Champions.

In-Ring Segment: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn come to the ring and discuss their win at WWE Night of Champions. Zayn says Roman Reigns deserved everything that happened to him.
Zayn says he and Owens won. Imperium (Gunther, Ludwig Kaiser, and Giovanni Vinci) interrupts, and Kaiser says Gunther’s win at WWE Night of Champions interrupts. Owens gets upset with Imperium for interrupting them. Zayn brings up their win over Imperium. Kaiser calls Matt Riddle an embarrassment and says they’re not worthy of the titles. He says Owens and Zayn are not worthy of representing WWE RAW. Owens says he wants to hear from Vinci, but Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) interrupts. Gable introduces Maxxine Dupri as a member of the new and improved Alpha Academy before he offers to teach Imperium a lesson.

Katana Chance and Kayden Carder were highlighted in a video package.

Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis) vs. Imperium (Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci)
Kaiser and Gable start the bout and feel each other out. They go back and forth, and they’re evenly matched. Valhalla shows up, and Maxxine Dupri kicks her. Dupri runs away as Valhalla chases her. Imperium takes control and double-teams Gable. Otis tags in and clears house with a flurry of offense. Otis hits the Caterpillar.
He gets dumped out of the ring. Vinci plants Gable with a spinebuster. Imperium gets the win with the Imperium Bomb.
Winners: Imperium (Ludwig Kaiser & Giovanni Vinci)

Backstage, Raquel Rodriguez and Shoti are asked about the four-way match for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions. Bayley and IYO SKY interrupt, as Bayley says they’re not a real team. Bayley dedicates their future win to Dakota Kai. Rodriguez points out that Bayley is the only one in Damage CTRL who hasn’t held a title.

In a video package, Candice LeRae says she believes in fairytales, and the wings she wears are proof that fairytales are real because she’s living one.

WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: Raquel Rodriguez & Shotzi vs. Damage CTRL (Bayley & IYO SKY) vs. Chelsea Green & Sonya Deville vs. Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler
Rodriguez and Green start the bout. Green quickly tags Bayley, who gets trucked over by Rodriguez. SKY enters the match and catches Rodriguez with a dropkick. Damage CTRL takes control. Rodriguez slams Bayley, and she slams Green over the ropes and into the ring. She sends Green to the outside. Shotzi tags in and dives onto Bayley, Green, and Deville. After a commercial, Rousey and Baszler are in control. Rodriguez tags in and rallies. Rousey tags in and squares off with Rodriguez. They go back and forth. Baszler breaks up a powerbomb. Rousey goes for an arm-bar, but Bayley breaks it up. Green and Deville double-team Rodriguez. SKY takes the duo down with a dropkick. Shotzi tags in and slams SKY with a Tiger Suplex. Rousey tags in and counters a dive from Shotzi into an arm-bar, and she taps out.,
Winner and new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: Ronda Rousey & Shayna Baszler

Dolph Ziggler vs. JD McDonagh
Ziggler takes the fight to McDonagh, The former NXT star quickly takes control and viciously sends Ziggler to the outside. He slams Ziggler onto the broadcast table and sends him into the steel steps. McDonagh continues to punish Ziggler at ringside, and the referee counts them both out.
Result: Double Countout
McDonagh keeps attacking Ziggler and smashes his head onto the steel steps. He grinds Ziggler’s head onto the steps before the referee separates them.

A video package recaps Brock Lesnar’s win over Cody Rhodes at WWE Night of Champions.

In-Ring Segment: Cody Rhodes
Rhodes comes to the ring and shares his thoughts on his loss to Brock Lesnar. He says there was a reason he didn’t tap out. Rhodes says that’s not the man he wants to be. He admits he would have tapped out years ago. Rhodes says that sometimes, second chances never come. He cites John Cena by saying someone used to say, “Never give up.” Rhodes has a question for Lesnar and asks it to the camera. He asks Lesnar if he’s satisfied with this being done. Rhodes says they’re 1-1, and he issues an open challenge to Lesnar. He says he’ll send Lesnar his schedule, and he’ll be ready to fight him anywhere. Rhodes praises Lesnar and lists his accolades. Cody says that if Brock doesn’t accept the challenge, he’s scared of him.

In an interview, Matt Riddle looks forward to WWE Money in the Bank and potentially winning the match. WWE Intercontinental Champion Gunther interrupts him and says he wants Riddle to win Money in the Bank so he could cash in on him.

Backstage, Ronda Rousey and Shayna Baszler comment on their title win. Rousey says they’re the baddest team on the planet.

WWE Money in the Bank Qualifying Match: Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bronson Reed
Reed charges Nakamura and controls the action early on. Nakamura fires back with some strikes. Reed trucks over him and squashes him with a running cannonball. Nakamura takes out Reed’s legs and controls the action.
Reed gains the upper hand and goes for the Tsunami, but Nakamura moves. Nakamura hits the Kinshasa, but Reed falls to the floor. Nakamura hits another, and Reed narrowly makes it back to the ring. Nakamura gets the win with another Kinshasha.
Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

Backstage, Rhea Ripley comments on her win over Natalya at WWE Night of Champions and says Natalya should have known better.

The show played a video package for Memorial Day.

Seth Rollins and AJ Styles vs. The Judgment Day
Dominik Mysterio and Damian Priest are seemingly set to be the Judgment Day representatives, but Finn Balor gets a cheap shot and takes control, as it’s revealed that he’s actually competing in the match. Rollins and Styles gain the upper hand, but Priest trucks over Styles at ringside. Priest and Balor isolate Styles. Rollins takes out Dominik when he gets involved. Ripley gets in Rollins’ face, and the referee ejects both Ripley and Dominik. Rollins tags in and takes charge with a flurry of offense. He hits Balor with a springboard knee and a superkick. Balor gets a two-count with an inside cradle. Priest overpowers Rollins, but the champion counters and drills him with a forearm.
Rollins superkicks Balor, and both men are down. Styles and Priest tag in and battle it out. Balor distracts Styles, but Rollins dives onto him. Priest hits the Razor’s Edge. Rollins hits the Stomp on Priest. Rollins gets the win with another Stomp on Priest.
Winners: Seth Rollins and AJ Styles

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