Raw results: Oct. 16, 2023
Sami Zayn addressed Kevin Owens’ Raw departure. Jey Uso helped Zayn fight off The Judgment Day
Weeks of attacks came to a boiling point as Ricochet battled the nefarious Shinsuke Nakamura in a Falls Count Anywhere Match.
The brutal showdown stretched all over the arena and incorporated numerous weapons as well as a Shooting Star Press by The One and Only off the ledge in the crowd. In the final moments, a battle on the top rope led to a wicked kick from Nakamura that sent Ricochet crashing through a table at ringside. This allowed Nakamura to hit the Kinshasa for the three-count.
During Piper Niven’s matchup against Natalya, a distraction by Chelsea Green on the apron allowed her fellow WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion to hit a basement crossbody and overcome The Queen of Harts.
After the bell, Green and Niven launched a 2-on-1 attack on Natalya, bringing Tegan Nox to the ring to even the odds.
The tenacious Johnny Gargano made his return to in-ring action after Tommaso Ciampa suffered an injury at the hands of Imperium. In the final moments, Giovanni Vinci poked Gargano in the eye. As a result, an irate Johnny Wrestling engaged Vinci, but the distraction allowed Kaiser to hit his opponent with the enzuigiri kick before driving him into the canvas for the win.
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley threw down the gauntlet when she reaffirmed that she was the most dominant force on Raw.
Before a winner could be determined in The Eradicator’s match against Shayna Baszler, the emergence of Raquel Rodriguez, Nia Jax and Zoey Stark lit the fuse on an all-out brawl between the five Superstars.
In a clash of seismic proportions, the longest-reigning Intercontinental Champion in WWE history withstood a jaw-dropping superplex by Big Bronson Reed before lifting the gigantic Superstar and delivering an earth-shattering Powerbomb for the victory.
In the final moments of a chaotic Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship rematch, The Bloodline’s Jimmy Uso suddenly emerged on Raw to cost The American Nightmare and “Main Event” Jey Uso big time as The Judgment Day’s Finn Bálor and Damian Priest once again won the titles.
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