Monday Night Raw TV report for 05/22/2023

Arena: Giant Center
City: Hershey, PA

As the show opens, we see Cody Rhodes walking and Brock Lesnar attacks him backstage. Cody is left lying on the floor grimacing in pain.

In the ring, Paul Heyman says he had nothing to do with that. Paul says he is there to promote the main event when Solo Sikoa and Roman Reigns will beat Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. He then welcomed everyone to Monday Night Raw. Kevin Owens comes out and Sami Zayn shortly after.

As Sami and Kevin talk about their upcoming match, Imperium comes to the ring and circles the ring apron until Matt Riddle comes running in the ring to even the odds. Imperium started to leave then ran back in to attack but Owens, Zayn and Riddle fought them off and Imperium was sent out of the ring.

Ricochet VS. Bronson Reed

A good match ended with Reed hitting the splash off the top rope for the win.

Winner: Bronson Reed

Cathy Kelly interviews Apollo Crews backstage and is quickly interrupted by Dominik Mysterio saying its mami’s interview time. Dominik says Apollo who and Apollo says I am all the man you are not.

Rhea takes over the interview and says she is going to make Natalya regret getting drafted to Raw. Apollo says excuse me this is my interview time and Dominik says no one interrupts Mommy and Apollo says what are you going to do about it?

The Judgment Day are interviewed about Finn’s match with Shinsuke Nakamura and Finn says he will pay.

Candace LeRae VS. Zoey Stark

During the match Nikki Cross comes out and tries to celebrate the good match Candace was having, Stark takes advantage by spearing them both outside the ring and Candace landed into the ring steps. Stark throws Candace back in the ring and hits her finisher to get the win.

Winner: Zoey Stark

Byron Saxton asked Mustafa Ali how he feels leading to the biggest match of his career Saturday. As Mustafa says no one thinks he can beat Gunther, Brock Lesnar walked by and told Mustafa to get a life kid.

Brock then makes his way to the ring. Brock starts with Cody’s usual so Hershey what do you want to talk about. Lesnar said Cody will not be here tonight and will not be fighting Brock Lesnar at the Night of Champions. He then issued an open challenge for someone to take Cody’s place. Cody comes out all wrapped up. Cody then rips the arm brace off and a fight starts, and Brock immediately locks in the Kimura lock. Brock leaves Cody lying in the ring and officials are over Cody yelling I need medical.

Alpha Academy VS. The Viking Raiders

During the match Otis is sent outside and Valhalla and Maxine get into an argument causing Ivar to be distracted on the top rope as Erik is trying to hand Gable up to him, but Gable kicked Ivar who falls off the top and Gable flips over Erik and runs him into the corner then a rollup for the win.

Winners: Alpha Academy

Shinsuke Nakamura VS. Finn Balor

While both men struggle to get to their feet, Damian Priest pulled Finn out of the ring. This led to Nakamura to attack Priest and after giving Priest a clothesline over the barricade. Finn comes flying with a dropkick to Nakamura’s back. Finn then throws Nakamura back in the ring and hits the coupe de grace for the win.

Winner: Finn Balor

Raquel Rodriguez VS. Sonya Deville

Raquel hits the chingona bomb on Sonya for the win.

Winner: Raquel Rodriguez

After the match, Chelsea Green attacked Raquel and Sonya got up and joined in and Shotzi came running out and made the save.

In the back Adam Pearce gets a not so good update on Cody and Trish Stratus comes in and wanted a no touch policy in her contract signing with Becky Lynch and Adam says no.

Corey Graves is in the ring for the contract signing with Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus and Becky is out first. Trish kept taking shots at Becky and then finally signed the contract and said her first contract signing will be Becky’s last. Becky said she is scared about time passing her by.

Becky then tells Trish thank you for being everything that I hope I never become. Becky then tells Trish she is going to beat her at Night of Champions, and she will be more embarrassed than barking like a dog. Becky then says welcome to the big time and Trish turned the table over, but Becky got out of the way.

Byron Saxton catches up with Shotzi & Raquel Rodriguez and Raquel said she found her partner for next week.

Dominik Mysterio VS. Apollo Crews

Action spills outside the ring and Rhea stands in between Apollo and Dominik and as Apollo goes around Rhea, Dominik trips him and he hits his head into the ring steps. Apollo was able to get back on his feet and Rhea shoves him into the ring post. Apollo was able to slide in the ring at the 9 count, but Dominik was already on the top rope waiting for him and flew over halfway across the ring with a frog splash onto Apollo’s back and gets the win.

Winner: Dominik Mysterio

Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn & Matt Riddle VS. Imperium

Riddle hits a kick on Gunther and throws him over the announce table. Zayn flips Kaiser over the top rope. Zayn then connects with a Helluva Kick to Vinci and tags in Owens who hits a Swanton for the win.

Winners: Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn & Matt Riddle

In the back, Cody Rhodes is sitting and yells I don’t need any help. Triple H walks in and tells him we will get you medical attention and I can tell just by looking at that arm that it is broken, and you know it. Triple H says Cody is afraid that if the doctor tells him his arm is broken, he won’t let him go to Night of Champions. Cody then tells Triple H, he is going to Night of Champions, and he is going to fight Brock Lesnar. Triple H sat back down beside him as Cody packed his bag with his good arm and Triple H just put his hand on his knee then got up and patted him on the back and left the room.

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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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