In case you missed the show, the following is the WWE Monday Night Raw results, highlights and headlines from the show on May 23rd.
WWE RAW Results, highlights and headlines from last week’s show
WWE RAW Results 5/23
Riddle Promo: Riddle emotionally tells us RK-Bro might be over as Randy Orton recovers at home.
Riddle & The Street Profits def. The Usos & Sami Zayn.
Judgement Day Promo: They are continuing to tease a new member.
Judgement Day def. Liv Morgan & AJ Styles, attacks the pair after the match.
Jimmy “The King” Lawler interviews Veer Mahan, Veer brawls with the Mysterios.
Lashley challenges MVP to a match.
Alexa Bliss Promo: She will face her old friend Niki, and is reflecting on how helpful therapy has been to her.
Alexa Bliss def. Niki A.S.H.
Becky Lynch Promo: If she beats Asuka tonight, she’ll be added to the next championship match.
Cody Rhodes def. The Miz via DQ after being attacked by Seth Rollins, Rollins whips him with a weight belt after.
Asuka Promo: She’ll show the world Becky is just a Big Time Baby.
Ezekiel def. Chad Gable, Kevin Owens challenges Ezekiel to a match at Hell in a Cell.
Cody Rhodes Promo: As long as he’s still breathing, he’s going to be a problem for Seth Rollins.
MVP def. Lashley via count-out.
Becky Lynch def. Asuka to be added to Women’s Championship Match at Hell in a Cell.
WWE RAW Highlights From 5/23
Riddle Makes Me Cry
Riddle came out to start RAW, and the tears were already starting to fall for the Bro. A weekend removed from losing the chance at unified tag gold to the Usos, and it truly felt like the sky had come falling down on RK-Bro. They had lost their belts, Riddle had been beaten up and Randy Orton was home tonight, which seems like it could continue for a while.
Riddle talked through this being the possible end of RK-Bro. He didn’t know when Randy could be back. His love for Orton came across loud and clear, but it almost sounded like a retirement speech in some ways for the Legend Killer as well. The love was so genuine that this couldn’t feasibly be the end of Riddle and Orton as a duo, but at the same time, it felt like a sort of goodbye at least.
This could be teasing single runs for the duo, or perhaps just a break before their inevitable triumph. In any case, it is rare that WWE has stakes to matches that match the fallout presented here, and even rarer, they have any stories that can deliver on this level of emotional storytelling. A masterclass by Riddle, and by extension Orton, and even the Bloodline.
WWE RAW Lowlights From 5/23
No US Title Stories
Another week passes, and the absence of the US title on WWE RAW only underlined that this story is suffering in utilizing both Mustafa Ali and Ciampa especially. Two of the biggest new stars on RAW, and one is only losing in this feud, and the other is attacking his foe for no explained reason.
Now, add a week without seeing Ali and two without seeing Ciampa, and it just all reeks of no real direction for this story. Ciampa could be bound for joining Judgement Day and dropping this story, and all we can do now is hope that’s what happens for his sake. Maybe WWE will realize it’s missing the boat here, but I’m not going to hold my breath on this issue.
WWE has suspended Sasha Banks and Naomi after walking out of WWE RAW last week in protest of a booking decision, also stripping them of their tag titles.
AEW’s All Out PPV is happening this coming weekend, headlined by CM Punk’s first World Championship match in over seven years against Hangman Adam Page.
Tonight’s show was pretty strong, with no filler really throughout. We forwarded the stories of the Tag Titles, the RAW Women’s Championship, and really every feud on the show tonight, which is all we can ask for on weekly wrestling TV. If you are only going to watch one thing, make it Riddle’s opening promo which will have the world talking about the future of RK-Bro certainly for the rest of the week.
You must be logged in to post a comment Login