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Monday Night Raw TV report for 01/16/2023

Arena: Heritage Bank Center

City: Cincinnati, OH

Out first are the Usos and Solo Sikoa. The Usos announce for Raw’s 30th anniversary, every member of the Bloodline will be in attendance to acknowledge the Tribal Chief Roman Reigns. The Usos go on to say that night they will beat the Judgment Day to retain the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. The Judgment Day come out and Rhea says the only thing the Bloodline needs to acknowledge is that the Judgment Day run Monday Night Raw.

As Finn was talking, he was selling his rib injury, Priest takes the microphone and says easy Finn and tells the Usos that those red tag team championships are coming back home permanently next week to Monday Night Raw.

As Dominik was talking, Solo steps in Dominik’s face then Rhea pushes Dominik out of the way and stares down with Solo. Dominik punches Solo, having no affect. A brawl starts and out of nowhere Mustafa Ali who is set to face Solo next comes flying in and starts hitting Solo.

Solo Sikoa VS. Mustafa Ali

As the match was going on, The Usos come back to the ring and after their arrival, Kevin Owens comes to the ring and starts a fight with the Usos. As Ali gets back in the ring, he gets hit by the Samoan Spike from Solo and Solo gets the win.

Winner: Solo Sikoa

After the match, Owens hits Solo with a Stunner and continues to beat on him and lays Solo on the announce table and goes to jump on him like Solo did to Owens Friday night but the Usos stop him. Owens begins throwing chairs at the Usos and officials were finally able to hold Owens while The Usos and Sols fled to the back.

In the back Elias was being interviewed about being in the Royal Rumble and MVP comes out of Adam Pearce’s office and MVP tells Elias not to worry about the Rumble because the 2023 Royal Rumble winner is a done deal. Elias then says you haven’t been relevant in a ring in years how do you think you’re winning the Rumble? MVP says fine I will get you a match with the 2023 Royal Rumble winner tonight and goes back into Pearce’s office and asks for the match.

The Street Profits VS. Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander

During the match MVP starts to make his way to ringside. MVP has the referee distracted and Benjamin and Alexander double teamed Dawkins, but Dawkins reversed the pin from Alexander and got the win for the Street Profits.

Winners: The Street Profits

Cody Rhodes video package with Cody announcing he will be back for the Royal Rumble.

The Judgment Day was getting interviewed about Finn Balor’s chances in the six-pack challenge match tonight and were interrupted by the Alpha Academy setting up a match with the two teams tonight

Becky Lynch comes to the ring through the crowd and immediately called out Bayley. After trading verbal jabs at each other Becky got Bayley to agree to a one-on-one steel cage match for next week’s Raw.

Mustafa Ali is in the back yelling at Dolph Ziggler for being handed another opportunity and Dolph told him no one gets anything handed to them around here and he doesn’t have time for him tonight. He needs to get ready for his match. Ali then elbowed Dolph in the back of the head and Ali asked him if he had his attention now.

Elias VS. Omos

MVP told Elias he is facing the 2023 Royal Rumble winner tonight it is just not him.

Omos with a chokeslam for the pin.

Winner: Omos

Adam Pearce is being interviewed and Akira Tozawa comes in and says he wants to be in the Royal Rumble.

Alpha Academy VS. Damian Priest & Dominik Mysterio

Priest chokeslams Otis off the 2nd rope, Gable has Mysterio locked in an ankle lock and Rhea and Finn distract the referee. Priest chokeslams Gable and Mysterio rolls on Gable to get the win.

Winners: Damian Priest & Dominik Mysterio

A video package is shown on Martin Luther King.

Iyo Sky VS. Michin Mia Yim

Candace LaRae comes out to be in the corner of Yim and Bayley and Dakota Kai are in Sky’s corner.

Bayley gets on the apron, LaRae takes out Bayley, Yim hits Sky with a foot to the face and gets the win.

Winner: Michin Mia Yim

After the match Dakota Kai attacks Yim and LaRae comes in and hits her with knees to the face and Kai rolls out of the ring.

Bianca Belair in the ring next to talk about missing Raw last week. She calls out Alexa Bliss, Bliss comes out and says you fear me. Bianca stops Bliss and asks her if she wanted to wait and face 29 other women to face her at WrestleMania or do you want to face me for the championship at the Royal Rumble. Bliss says I will see you at the Rumble and Bianca said you will see me tonight too, and attacks Bliss. Bliss is able to dump her over the barricade, but Bianca gets up behind her and pulls Bliss over the barricade and the fight continued.

Akira Tozawa VS. Bronson Reed

Bronson splashes Akira off the top rope to get the win.

Winner: Bronson Reed

Seth “Freakin” Rollins interviewed by Byron Saxton and Seth says the United States Championship is calling me back in, I thought I was out, and it called me back in. Seth says he is winning the match tonight and then he is going to the Royal Rumble and winning it all and then he is going to WrestleMania to beat Roman Reigns like only he can.

Six-Man Elimination match with the winner getting a shot at Austin Theory and the United States Championship next Monday on the 30th anniversary of Monday Night Raw show next week.

Bobby Lashley VS. Seth “Freakin” Rollins VS. Dolph Ziggler VS. The Miz VS. Finn Balor VS. Baron Corbin

While The Miz has Dolph locked in a figure four, Dolph reverses and Rollins runs and hits The Miz with a stomp and pins the Miz. The Miz is eliminated.

Dolph Ziggler is eliminated after Rollins pins him after hitting the Pedigree.

Finn Balor was eliminated by Seth Rollins after a Stomp.

Baron Corbin is eliminated by Bobby Lashley while being distracted by Omos and MVP at ringside that took out Seth Rollins.

Austin Theory then gets involved and hit Lashley with the title.

Omos goes for a chokeslam on Theory who fights out of it allowing Rollins to hit the Stomp on Omos on the announce table.

Rollins gets back in the ring hits MVP with a superkick but runs into a Bobby Lashley spear and Lashley gets the win.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

Joe Adams
Joe Adams
Born, raised, and living in Pennsylvania, Joe has been a wrestling fan since the early 80's. He also likes the NFL, playing Madden Football on consoles, and camping. He is a proud father of four kids.

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