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Monday Night Raw TV report for 05/15/2023

Arena: Greensboro Coliseum Complex
City: Greensboro, NC

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn are out first and are excited to be facing Solo Sikoa and Roman Reigns at the Night of Champions.

The Judgement Day came out Kevin was ready to fight them before they even said anything. They said good luck against the Bloodline and if you win there will be a whole line of Superstars waiting for you and the line starts here.

A short fight started after a sucker punch to both Sami and Kevin until Sami comes back in the ring with a chair and clears the ring.

Shinsuke Nakamura VS. The Miz

After the Miz poked Nakamura in the eye and hit a Skull Crushing Finale’, Nakamura gets his foot on the rope and eventually landed the Kinshasa Kick for the win.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

Adam Pearce is in his office rubbing his head as Chelsea Green and Sonya Deville are yelling and Raquel Rodriguez is also arguing with them. It was reported that Liv Morgan was injured on Smackdown, and they cannot defend the tag team titles tonight.

Corey Graves interviews Seth “Freakin” Rollins, they talked about Seth first winning the NXT championship to the night he turned on the Shield.

Gunther is out and announces a Battle Royal to determine who faces him at the Night of Champions for the Intercontinental Championship.

Battle royal for #1 contendership for the Intercontinental title

Ricochet was the first one out for the battle royal. Apollo Crews, Matt Riddle, Bronson Reed, Otis, The Viking Raiders, Elias, Tozawa who was eliminated first, Baron Corbin who was eliminated second, Mansoor, Mace, Chad Gable, Dexter Lumis, Mustafa Ali, Johnny Gargano, JD McDonaugh, Dolph Ziggler, Von Wagner, Humberto, Cedric Alexander, Xion Quinn, Shelton Benjamin, Riddick Moss

After Wagner eliminated Ziggler and McDonaugh who was just eliminated by Ziggler, McDonaugh attacked Ziggler.

Ali and Ricochet teamed up to get Reed over the top rope, but he never fell to the floor, Ricochet tried a few dropkicks, but Reed held on. Ricochet goes for another maneuver off the second rope, but Reed catches him and puts Ricochet on his shoulders at which time Ali recovers and flies with a dropkick and knocks both off the apron and gets the win.

Winner and will face Gunther for the Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions: Mustafa Ali

The Man Becky Lynch is out next. Becky thanked Trish for giving evil a name and face and she is going to take her out at Night of Champions.

Rhea Ripley is interviewed, and Natalya comes out and Rhea said if you ever interrupt me again, I will not boost your career, I will end it.

Alpha Academy with Maxine were in the locker room arguing about losing the battle royal and Mustafa Ali came in and told them they needed to start thinking positively for good things to happen. Gunther then told him he was going to go halfway around the world to get the beating of his life and come back with a loss. Mustafa then said he feels bad for him for having to come back embarrassed after he takes his Intercontinental Championship at Night of Champions

Xavier Woods VS. Dominik Mysterio

Rhea Ripley hit Woods while outside and throws him back in the ring and Dominik rolls Woods up for the pin.

Winner: Dominik Mysterio

Indus Sher with Jinder Mahal VS. Drake Thompson and ??

They didn’t spend much time talking about the local talent that was destroyed by Veer and Sanga.

Winners: Indus Sher

Owens and Zayn are in the back talking and Imperium walked up, and Gunther told them he will not put up with the disrespect they showed his men last week and Owens said then we will fight you all next week, we can’t fight you tonight because we already have a match but next week we fight.

The American Nightmare Cody Rhodes is out to the ring next. Cody says Brock Lesnar is better than 99.99% of the wrestlers but at Backlash he wasn’t better than him. Cody says he will beat Brock again because he is no longer the next big thing, he is just in his way.

Zoey Stark was trying to talk to Nikki Cross and Candace LeRae comes in and tells her not to call Cross a freak and challenged her to a match.

Raquel Rodriguez VS. Chelsea Green

Raquel destroys Chelsea with her Chingona Bomb finisher for the win.

Winner: Raquel Rodriguez

While Rodriguez stands triumphant on the stage holding her tag title with one arm, she is kicked in the side by Ronda Rousey and attacked by Rousey and Shayna Baszler. Rousey grabbed her hair and said what are you supposed to do with that title? Defend it. We are tired of waiting and so with or without your partner you will get this same beatdown every week until we get our shot at those tag titles. Shayna then gave her a kick.

We see Imperium and they look at each other then nod their heads in agreement and Gunther shakes a hand from a figure off screen who turns out to be Paul Heyman.

A video of Apollo Crews was shown, and he is happy to be back, and his time is now.

Finn Balor & Damian Priest VS. Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn

During the match, Rhea Ripley and Dominik come to ringside they are only there for a short time before the referee throws them out. As they make their way to the back Dominik is jumped by Xavier Woods who is still upset about the way their match ended tonight. As they fight out of sight, Paul Heyman comes out from the back.

Zayn has been laid out at ringside for several minutes. But finally makes it back to the apron. Zayn hits the Helluva kick on Balor and Imperium is up on the apron at the pin attempt, Owens goes out and shoves Gunther but receives a chokeslam onto the corner of the ring apron from Priest. Zayn flies over the top rope and takes out Priest.

Back in the ring, Zayn sets up Balor for another Helluva Kick but is held by Gunther as the referee was busy trying to get Ludwig Kaiser out of the ring. Balor took advantage with a dropkick into the corner and then hit the coup de grace for the win.

Winners: Finn Balor & Damian Priest

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