Here are the full results for the episode of WWE RAW airing on July 17, 2023.
WWE RAW Results (7/17/2023)
Cody Rhodes is here to talk about something with his home of Atlanta. There’s this large shadow cast over the arena tonight. Of course, we’re talking about Brock Lesnar. When he is called to the ring, he shows up, so he should come to the ring and accept his challenge for SummerSlam. Rhodes calls him out, but Lesnar chooses not to respond. He’s going to be fashionably late? Whatever time he shows up, he will be waiting for him.
Cody points out his Mother in the front row, before going back to Lesnar. The only two words he can think of when it comes to he and Lesnar is “Hard Times”. When Brock shows up, it won’t be hard times for Cody. It will be hard times for Brock Lesnar.
As Cody is about to leave, Brock Lesnar’s music hits, but it goes off. He’s just teasing at this point. Rhodes walks backstage and straight in to Lesnar’s trap. A beating on behalf of The Beast ensues. He drives Cody down hard with the F-5 in front of his Mother. Then he applies the Kimura Lock for a few moments. Lesnar gets Cody in the ring and tells him that he accepts the challenge at SummerSlam, bitch.
#1. Gunther vs. Matt Riddle – Winner: Gunther with the Powerbomb
Rhea Ripley laughs at anyone who assumes the Judgment Day was going to split up. They run Monday Night Raw now. She is the most dominant woman here. Finn Balor and Damian Priest will soon become World Champions. Dirty Dom will become NXT North American Champion. After Dominik gets the mic, they are interrupted by Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens. Zayn thinks he has a pretty good relationship with the WWE audience, but just to be sure. He asks the people of Atlanta if they paid their hard earned money to hear Dominik Mysterio talk? Or, did they pay to see somebody shut his mouth for him?
They respond with a resounding no. Perfect. They are in luck, because tonight, Damian & Dominik take on the tag team champions. Priest says they were not planning on it, but those titles would look sweet on the Judgment Day. He says they should put the titles on the line. Zayn says Kevin Owens should have a say in this. Owens intensely yells out that he doesn’t care if the titles are on the line. He just wants to give Priest a stunner and put his fist through Dominik’s stupid face.
Raquel Rodriguez gets checked over after being attacked by Rhea Ripley earlier, but she is still cleared to defend the tag titles next.
#2. [Women’s Tag Team Championship] Liv Morgan & Raquel Rodriguez (c) vs. Sonya Deville & Chelsea Green – Winner: Deville & Green become the new champions!
Seth Rollins is meant to have an interview with Byron Saxton, but Finn Balor interrupts and demands a title shot. The story between them is far from over. Do what he has to do. Talk to Pearce and make the match. Rollins says he has to stop living in the past. Balor says he is living in chaos, and that is where he is taking the title. He is going to take everything he has, including his career. Seth says the title is bigger than the both of them. They don’t need a match to settle the score, because they can do it right here, right now. Take a shot, or get out of his face. Just as it looks like Balor walks away, he rushes back and beats Rollins down. He tells the World Champ to set up the match.
#3. [Viking Rules] The Viking Raiders & Valhalla) vs. The Alpha Academy & Maxxine Dupri) – Winners: The Viking Raiders
#4. Shayna Baszler vs. Nikki Cross – Winner: Shayna Baszler via submission
Ronda Rousey has a microphone and tells Baszler she is the best fighter ever, and Baszler is nothing but a knockoff version of her. Shayna wants to settle this now, but Rousey has no time for that. She’s going to get Shayna booked at SummerSlam against her.
Time for some Miz TV. He beat Ciampa last week. He is a winner! Not only that, but he is the biggest star in WWE. The Miz insults a bunch of celebrities he played golf with, including Pat McAfee. With that out of the way, he introduces Becky Lynch as his guest. She wrecks his setup and gets very close to his face. She has lost a lot in the past year and won’t be made a fool of.
Trish Stratus and Zoey Stark make their entrance. She tells Lynch that because she beat her, and Zoey beat her, they have no more reason to deal with her. All she needs now is for Lynch to thank her. Becky reels off a bunch of reasons why they should go at it again, and Stratus accepts, but with some conditions. She has to beat Zoey first, and if she doesn’t, then she has to get on her knees and thank her. One more thing, as a reminder to everyone, she will need her to tattoo “Thank You Trish” across her chest. Becky accepts. A fight breaks out. Becky Lynch takes the faceguard off Stratus and hits her in the face, and Miz TV ends with her holding the ring.
#5. Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Bronson Reed – Winner: Bronson Reed via DQ
Tommaso Ciampa interferes in the match to get some revenge on Reed. After the big man gets out of dodge, Ciampa hangs back in the ring and talks to Nakamura. Upset with the loss, Shinsuke kicks Ciampa in the head. Backstage, Nakamura yells at Byron Saxton because he’s tired of people getting involved with his business.
Before the next match, Seth Rollins attacks Finn Balor, so he will not be at ringside for the main event.
#6. [Undisputed Tag Team Championship] Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn (c) vs. Judgment Day’s Damian Priest & Dominik Mysterio (w/ Rhea Ripley) – Winners: Owens & Zayn
WWE RAW Results (7/17/2023)