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Monday Night Raw TV report for 05/01/2023

Arena: Dickies Arena

City: Fort Worth, TX

Triple H comes out to continue the draft. All undrafted superstars are still eligible to change brands after tonight’s draft. Brock Lesnar is exempt from the draft as per his contract.

Raw selects the Smackdown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley

Smackdown selects the United States Champion Austin Theory

Raw selects Seth “Freakin” Rollins

Smackdown selects Charlotte Flair

After the draft announcements were completed, Triple H announced the Wiseman Paul Heyman who makes his way to the ring.

Paul says the Usos still await their draft status and he will address them privately for not winning the tag team titles back later tonight.

As Paul goes on a tirade about Roman Reigns being the greatest champion and should be considered for the new championship. Seth “Freakin” Rollins comes out to interrupt.

Seth tells Paul at the Night of Champions he is going to win the new World championship and the world can finally see what a real champion looks like. Paul takes a phone call and then says Seth Rollins you’re pissing off your Tribal Chief. Seth then asked the crowd how long it would take to drop Heyman and stomp him into the mat. Solo Sikoa comes out.

Paul says the Tribal Chief is pulling all the strings and as soon as we get back from commercial break the match should be confirmed, Seth Rollins VS. Solo Sikoa, and Seth says why wait you’re on.

Raquel Rodriguez & Liv Morgan VS. Bayley & Dakota Kai

This is a non-title match. Bayley hits the blind tag and Liv did not see it and hits oblivion on Dakota, but Bayley runs in and rolls her up for the three count.

Winners: Bayley & Dakota Kai

Booker T and Queen Sharmell are shown getting ready to announce the next set of draft picks.

Raw selects the Undisputed Tag Team champions Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn

Smackdown selects The Usos

Raw selects the Judgement Day with Finn Balor, Damian Priest and Dominik Mysterio.

Smackdown selects L.W.O. with Santos Escobar, Joaquin Wilde, Cruz Del Toro, Zelina Vega and Rey Mysterio

Ricochet & Braun Strowman VS. Alpha Academy

After a cross body by Strowman he slams Otis and with Ricochet on his shoulders hits the Swanton for the win.

Winners: Ricochet & Braun Strowman

Shawn Michaels and Adam Pearce are shown ready to announce the next draft round. As Shawn began, Brock Lesnar’s music interrupts and Brock comes out to the ring.

Brock starts out by asking how it feels to look at the only real cowboy in the state and Adam Pearce comes out with security and asks Brock to leave respectfully. Brock says its going to take a lot more than them. Adam pleads with Brock and Cody Rhodes’ music hits.

Cody comes from behind Brock and knocks him down and out of the ring and security then tackles Cody as Brock is up the entrance way being walked back by security.

After the commercial break we resume the draft announcement

Raw selects the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez

Smackdown selects Asuka

Raw selects Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston

Smackdown selects Ridge Holland, Butch & Sheamus

Matt Riddle VS. Jimmy Uso

Jey is out with Jimmy and Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are out with Riddle. Before the match starts, Jey gets into an argument with Kevin Owens and Owens falls down holding his head and Sami throws him a chair and yells for the ref and the ref sends Jey to the back.

Jimmy takes the top turnbuckle off Sami gets the referee’s attention while Kevin slams Jimmy’s head into the steel and Riddle hits floating bro and gets the win.

Winner: Matt Riddle

Eric Bischoff and Rob Van Dam are out next to announce the next picks in the draft.

Raw selects Trish Stratus

Smackdown selects Karrion Kross

Raw selects Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey

Smackdown selects L.A. Knight

The Miz is out next for MizTV. Tonight’s guest is Shinsuke Nakamura who was drafted to Monday Night Raw for the first time in his career. Miz welcomed him to Raw then asked what he thought about the possibility of becoming the first World Champion. The Miz started putting himself over then Shinsuke told Miz a phrase and he starts chanting it and had the crowd started chanting it. The Miz says that sounded awesome and what it means and Shinsuke said the man with tiny balls. Miz tried to attack Shinsuke, but Shinsuke was ready and laid the Miz out with a Kinshasa kick.

Omos VS. Anthony Alanis

Alanis who is a big man himself started off quick. But Omos squashed him after a few lucky shots.

Winner: Omos

The announcers announce Omos has a free agent clause similar to Brock Lesnar’s.

Molly Holly and Road Dogg are going to announce the next round of the draft.

Raw selects Ricochet & Braun Strowman

Smackdown selects Shotzi

Raw selects Bronson Reed

Smackdown selects Pretty Deadly

The Judgement Day are in the ring next. Rhea says she is going to twist up Zelina and keep her title. Damian tells Bad Bunny he is in trouble. Dominik takes the microphone and cannot even get three words out without being booed out of the building.

Dominik says since the L.W.O. was drafted to Smackdown, this will be the last time he can embarrass his dad. L.W.O. come out and Rey tells Dominik he is glad they won’t be on the same brand, and he can’t wait to see Zelina leave Puerto Rico with Rhea’s title around her waist.

Rhea Ripley, Damian Priest & Dominik Mysterio VS. Zelina Vega, Rey Mysterio & Santos Escobar

Damian hits the South of Heaven slam on Rey for the win.

Winners: Damian Priest, Rhea Ripley & Dominik Mysterio

Cody Rhodes is interviewed in the back by Cathy Kelly and said he has to beat Brock Lesnar Saturday because if he doesn’t, he goes to the back of the line for championship shots and he refuses to ever go to the back of the line again.

JBL and Teddy Long are going to introduce the next round of picks.

Bianca Belair is being interviewed and Damage Control come in and interrupt and then Bianca and Bayley get into words and Iyo Sky says some things about their match this Saturday.

Raw selects Alpha Academy

Smackdown selects Rick Boogs

Raw selects Katana Chance & Kayden Carter

Smackdown selects Cameron Grimes

Solo Sikoa VS. Seth “Freakin” Rollins

The Usos come to the ring and attack Seth, causing a DQ. Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens and Matt Riddle come out to help Seth for a big brawl to end the show.

Winner by Disqualification: Seth “Freakin” Rollins

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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