WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Oct. 30, 2023) from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Crown Jewel premium live event scheduled for this coming weekend in Saudi Arabia.
Advertised for tonight: World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins takes on The Judgment Day’s JD McDonagh in a non-title match, Natalya vs. Chelsea Green in a Trick or Street Fight, DIY vs. Imperium, Dirty Dominik Mysterio vs. Ricochet in a non-title match, Candice LeRae takes on Xia Li in singles action, and a whole lot more.
Come right back here at 8 pm ET when the Raw live blog will kick off once the show starts on USA Network. It will be below this line here. Reminder: GIFs and pics allowed, but no links to illegal streams, please.
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR OCT. 30
Self-centered fear has got a hold of me, clutching my throat. Self righteous anger running all through me, ready to explode. Procrastination paralyzing me, but now I’ve got to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with Rhea Ripley making her entrance, flanked by Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh.
Judgment Day get in the ring and Rhea begins on the mic, welcoming us to the show.
She reminds us that Judgment Day run the show and says Dominik is gonna put Ricochet down tonight, and JD is going to remind Seth Rollins exactly what it feels like to be an enemy of the Judgment Day. She says Drew McIntyre and Rollins have to decide who wants to win and who wants to get crushed under Judgment Day’s boot.
She has a tough task at Crown Jewel herself, but she’s just going to prove why she’s the most dominant woman in all of WWE.
Enter Sami Zayn.
He perches on the turnbuckles and apologizes for coming out uninvited but he’s sick of hearing Rhea talk about power and how Judgment Day runs the show and so on. He says if her game is oppressing people with her power, his name isn’t Sami Zayn, his name is rebellion, his name is resistance, and he’ll fight Judgment Day against overwhelming odds as long as there’s a breath of air in his body!
He will fight Judgment Day and everything they stand for until they are no more. Ripley says that doesn’t matter and they don’t need the numbers for him, so she books a match against Damian Priest for him tonight (pending management approval, of course)
Dom gets on the mic and asks why they don’t just take care of Sami right now, but Ricochet runs down to even the odds! JD goes for a dive, Ricochet ducks him, Dom tries to attack from behind but the One and Only is one step ahead as we go to break!
Dominik Mysterio vs. Ricochet
Back from commercial, match joined in progress, Mysterio back body drops him to the apron and crotches him on the middle rope before dropkicking him to the floor! Back inside, whip hard into the turnbuckles, another, Ricochet manages to put him into the turnbuckles and follows it with an enzuigiri!
Northern lights suplex rolled into a brainbuster, standing shooting star press... NOPE! Crossbody dive to the floor leaves Ricochet in control as we go to break!
Back from commercial, Mysterio back in control, Three Amigos and a catapult into the second rope, 619 ducked, handspring back elbow and both men are down! Ricochet recovers faster, diving crossbody, quebrada, no dice! Dominik off the top, nobody home, the One and Only blasts him with a superkick and drags him into position!
Headed up top, Rhea Ripley runs interference and Dom takes advantage...
Dominik Mysterio wins by pinfall with a victory roll pin.
Post-match, Ricochet runs the Judgment Day off.
We get a hype reel for #DIY.
Alpha Academy make their entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get a promo from Raquel Rodriguez about how she’s gonna win at Crown Jewel.
Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis Dozovic) vs. Creed Brothers (Brutus & Julius Creed)
I come in a little late because I had to hand some business but Brutus and Otis are going at it, big lad on big lad! Alpha Academy standing tall and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Brutus slams Chad for a nearfall! Otis and Julius in, Dozer runs ‘em over, bodyslams for everybody! Short-arm lariat into a Stinger Splash and Dozovic is feeling it... CATERPILLAR CAN’T KEEP JULIUS CREED DOWN! Brutus up to the second, Otis catches him into a World’s Strongest Slam... JULIUS BREAKS IT UP WITH A 450 SPLASH! GABLE BREAKS IT UP WITH THE MOONSAULT!
Maxxine Dupri and Ivy Nile getting into it at ringside, Akira Tozawa tries to mediate but Nile hits a German suplex on him! Julius with the blind tag, Dozer up for the Vader Bomb but Creed comes behind him, electric chair on the big man! Brutus up top... BRUTUS BOMB DOOMSDAY DEVICE IT IS OVER!
Creed Brothers win by pinfall with the Brutus Bomb Doomsday Device on Otis Dozovic.
Backstage Judgment Day are hanging out when Trick-or-Treaters knock on the door.
It’s New Day dressed up as New Judgment Day, disappointed that they don’t have any candy. Rhea and Dom return and Xavier hits on Ripley before Kofi pulls him along. Damian is salty about not being out there to help Dominik earlier and Rhea tells him they need to focus on the rest of their business.
Priest says he might want to cash in at Crown Jewel and they’re all supposed to be equals, did he miss a meeting where they all decided on matches for each other? Rhea says the reason she made the match tonight between him and Sami is because he’s the Punishment of Judgment Day and he takes care of the people that stand in their way.
Damian accepts that explanation and wants to make tonight about Judgment Day running the show.
The Miz makes his entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, it’s Nia Jax’s turn to tell us how she’s going to win on Saturday.
Miz welcomes us to MizTV and introduces his guest, GUNTHER.
GUNTHER does not make his entrance on the first introduction.
Ludwig Kaiser and Giovanni Vinci come down and Ludwig tells Miz that the Ring General isn’t gonna come down here just because he’s told. They say Miz is everything wrong with the sport today and a clown, but the A-Lister fires back that he’s been a lot of things but never a sidekick or a third wheel.
Vinci asks if he wasn’t Maryse’s sidekick on Total Divas and Miz mocks him for speaking and says he wishes he could be with someone as hot as his wife. And why is Kaiser letting him talk, anyway? Giovanni says he talks when he likes, Ludwig tells him he in fact only speaks when he or GUNTHER tells him to—
He tells Miz he’s not his guest and he came here only to make two things clear: First of all it’s the year 2023 and he’s seriously trying to run a talk show? Second, this ring is sacred and everything Miz does is beneath him. In fact, Miz is beneath him and he does not respect him.
Miz says he interviewed an invisible John Cena that was more entertaining than GUNTHER, and whether it’s movies, TV, or in the ring, he’s the biggest star WWE has. The Ring General says that’s his problem, it’s in the ring that matters and that’s why he’s a talk show host and GUNTHER is the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time.
The A-Lister says he can be serious when he wants, like when he beat Randy Orton for the WWE Championship, when he beat John Cena in the main event of WrestleMania, when he won his second WWE Championship, and when he made the Intercontinental Championship the most relevant title in all of WWE.
And he has no problem doing it again. GUNTHER says Miz is all about creating memorable moments, so why not create a moment he’ll always remember tonight. Kaiser picks up a jack-o-lantern off a table and smashes it, memorably! GUNTHER asks what Miz is gonna do about it as Ludwig keeps smashing the set.
Miz fires up and attacks but Imperium cut him off and leave him laying! GUNTHER asks who he thinks he is and tells him he’s not in his league! He goes to leave but Miz pops up and attacks only to get cut off and dropped by a big boot!
#DIY make their entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercia, we get a media hype reel for Bash in Berline next year.
Miz charges in and confronts Adam Pearce over what just happened and asks if he’s gonna let Imperium get away with it. He demands a title match, Pearce asks why he should get one and the A-Lister runs off his credentials. Adam says he can’t just give him a title match but he can give him a shot at one, against Bronson Reed.
Reed rolls up and asks if Miz has a problem with that, but Miz backs down and says he’ll take the title from him if need be.
#DIY (Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa) vs. Imperium (Giovanni Vinci & Ludwig Kaiser)
Gargano and Vinci to start, off the ropes, Giovanni catches a crossbody, Johnny floats over, tijeras connects! Chop, tag to Ciampa, stereo kicks in the corner, roll through, stomps! Vinci with uppercuts, tag to Kaiser, putting Tom on the wrong side of town as they work him over.
#DIY on the comeback, Gargano with a dive and they pose on the apron! Johnny stalks after Vinci, Ludwig drops him with a corkscrew uppercut and Giovanni slams him into the apron! Kaiser with a baseball slide, Ciampa’s fighting mad and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Kaiser with a tilt-a-whirl slam, tag to Vinci! Johnny low-bridges both Europeans out of the ring and crawls to the tag but is denied! Big DDT on Giovanni clears a path, hot tag to Ciampa! Tom with charging lariats, duck under, double lariat takes both of ‘em out!
Whip across, Lou Thesz Press into mounted punches on Kaiser! Ripcord elbow, inverted DDT, cover for two! California Roll from Ludwig, Gargano breaks it up, roll-through kick sends Vinci packing, nearfall from Tom! Discus lariat takes Ciampa off his feet, tag to Vinci, thinking Imperial Bomb but Tom back body drops and Gargano slides in with a kick!
Ciampa and Vinci trading pins, trading strikes, whip reversed, nobody home on the moonsault, running knee connects! Tag to John...
#DIY win by pinfall with Meet in the Middle on Giovanni Vinci.
Post-match, Kaiser looks very disappointed in Vinci.
We get a promo from Shinsuke Nakamura about how he’s looking for his next sacrifice to step forward and awaken him.
A hype reel for Candice LeRae follows, she makes her entrance flanked by Indi Hartwell, and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Xia Li gets a hype reel.
Candice LeRae vs. Xia Li
LeRae a flurry of strikes into the corner, hammering away at Li until referee Aja Perera warns her off! Snapmare into a step-up senton, Xia to the floor and she trips Candice up and nails her with strikes on the apron before tripping her up in the ring skirt and landing a wicked knee!
Back inside, boot up, elbow, schoolboy pin for two! Jumping knee from Li sets up a flash roundhouse kick! No cover, Perera checks on LeRae who slowly gets back ot her feet. Wobbly, she slumps down in the corner, Li is tired of waiting, Aja backs her off and calls the match...
Xia Li wins by referee stoppage.
Backstage, Jey Uso gives Sami Zayn a pep talk and they hug.
An interview rolls up for Jey and Sami shakes his hand again and takes his leave.
Uso says he’s gonna slide on Finn Balor soon, Zayn’s gonna handle his business tonight, and Cody Rhodes is gonna handle business on Saturday, but he’s thinking about getting the tag titles back with Cody, yeet.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, commentary tosses to a Drew McIntyre promo package where he talks about his career and the ups and downs therein and his title match on Saturday.
Seth Rollins makes his entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, it’s Zoey Stark’s turn for a promo about how she’s gonna win on Saturday.
Seth Rollins gets on the mic in the ring and greets us.
He says he’s feeling like getting loose out here tonight and he’s graciously agreed to beat the Jesus out of Judgment Day’s bag boy JD McDonagh tonight, in preparation for his title match on Saturday against Drew McIntyre. He’s going to say this as respectfully as he can after hearing what Drew had to say a few minutes ago... “boo freakin’ hoo.”
He calls McIntyre a big Scottish baby and says we were all suffering in 2020 in some way, fighting our battles, there were people out there who had it a lot worse than Drew. Didn’t know when they were gonna get their next paycheck, their next batch of groceries, some of them lost loved ones, so sorry you didn’t get to win the WWE Championship the way you dreamt it.
So get in line with guys like Sami Zayn and Cody Rhodes, guys who won’t ask for any pity. But he’ll say this, Drew was a hell of a champion, and if he wins he’ll be the first man to shake his hand and call him champ, just like he did in 2020. But he’s not the same guy he beat back then, he’s not the Messiah, he’s not the Architect, and there’s a reason they sing his song—
JD McDonagh blindsides Rollins and beats him down at some length! Referee Rod Zapata pulls him off and checks on Seth and we’re off!
JD McDonagh vs. Seth Rollins
Rollins blasts him with a boot and takes him to the floor, laying chops in along the barricade! McDonagh tries to run into the crowd but Seth pulls him back in and bounces his head off the apron! Throwing him into the barricade, back inside, more heavy chops from the champ!
JD tries to throw one but Rollins ducks it and gives him his medicine! Drawing him up, smashing his face into the turnbuckle, whip across, big back body drop connects! Whip to the corner, Flair Flip, McDonagh back in with a tornillo! Chops in the corner, choking Rollins, elbow up in the corner, back body drop sends JD to the floor!
Seth fired up, throwing dives, and we go to break!
Back from commercial, McDonagh with a waistlock, Seth fights out and hits the reverse STO into the turnbuckles! Right hands from Rollins, superkicks, knee lift, discus lariat and he’s feeling it! Corner knee, whip across, JD sidesteps but Seth catches him with a lariat anyway!
Suplex lift, float over, O’Connor roll, JD into the turnbuckles and Rollins follows it with Sling Blade! Running knee... SO CLOSE! Blackout misses, underhooks denied, McDonagh cracks him with a vicious headbutt! Spanish Fly... ROLLINS WON’T STAY DOWN! Seth floats out of a powerbomb, lifts up his own... BUCKLE BOMB!
Rollins up top, but here comes Damian Priest with the Money in the Bank briefcase! Frog splash... REVERSED INTO A SMALL PACKAGE FOR TWO! JD takes a moment to recover and goes up top, Seth crotches him, jockeying for position... BACK SUPERPLEX! Rollins fights out of underhooks, underhooks of his own, Pedigree connects...
Seth Rollins wins by pinfall with Blackout.
Post-match, Rollins and Priest jaw at each other at ringside.
Backstage, Ricochet is chatting with Adam Pearce. Pearce offers to make it up with a #1 contender’s match for the Intercontinental Championship, but Rick says he’s got a bone to go pick first.
Chelsea Green and Piper Niven roll up dressed as the Hart Foundation to complain and Pearce tells them he’s got a lot on his plate.
Valhalla and Ivar roll up and Ivar wants an Intercontinental Championship match.
They leave and Pearce needs a drink.
Natalya makes her entrance, dressed as either BDSM Catwoman or slightly off-model NJPW Pieter, take your pick, and we go to break.
Back from commercial we’re informed that JD McDonagh vs. Sami Zayn has been added to the Crown Jewel preshow, which is just rude.
Becky Lynch is interviewed backstage.
She says if someone was going to take the NXT Women’s Championship from her it needed to be someone passionate like Lyra Valkyria. But she’s not afraid of losing and it doesn’t keep her down, which is why in 42 days she defended her title more times than Rhea Ripley or Roman Reigns has all year.
She said it before, she’ll say it again, she doesn’t need the title, the title needs her.
Xia Li rolls up to ask if she’s scared of her. Lynch says if she wants a fight they can do it here and now. Xia says she does, but on her time. Becky says she’s been doing this for three weeks, when exactly is her time?
Chelsea Green vs. Natalya (Trick-or-Street Fight)
Green immediately blasts Natalya in the face with a pie! Candy corn kendo stick shots send Chelsea into the timekeeper’s area but she fires back a trash can lid shot! Blasting her more, she and Piper move a table over, walking the barricade, senton through the table but Neidhart moved!
Smashing Green’s face into the apple-bobbing tank, trying to drown her, turning around and clobbering her own father, wow. Chelsea tries to make the save and they just get stacked up for a double Sharpshooter attempt! An upkick sends Nattie into the ringpost, Green stalks after her, Neidhart picks up a pumpkin but Green blocks with a kick!
Chelsea picks up a pumpkin, Nikki Cross is underneath somehow and she puts the gourd on her head and stumbles around! Neidhart takes advantage and smashes her face into the table but Green puts her into the steps! Back inside, setting Nattie up top, Chelsea gets a bag from Niven and dumps candy corn out in the ring!
Nattie gets under her... POWERBOMB INTO THE CANDY CORN DANGERRROUS! ONLY A NEARFALL! Sharpshooter applied in the middle of the ring, Piper up on the apron running interference and Neidhart breaks the hold! Green accidentally pies Niven, discus lariat, Chelsea takes advantage...
Chelsea Green wins by pinfall with the Killswitch.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Rhea Ripley gets her promo as to how she’s gonna win on Saturday.
Commentary hypes up the Crown Jewel card.
Sami Zayn makes his entrance and we go to break.
Damian Priest vs. Sami Zayn
Collar and elbow, Priest pushing him into the corner and breaking dirty with a punch to the jaw! More punches in the corner, throwing Zayn back into the turnbuckles, he ducks under, chops and punches! Up on the second, Giant Baba brain chop only a nearfall! Damian to the floor, cuts him off with a knee, whip to the barricade, moonsault off the barricade and Sami is in control!
Back inside, Damian cuts him off, chest kicks in the middle of the ring, big right hand, Broken Arrow... NOPE! Sami with a knucklelock, step-up tornado DDT and Priest falls to the floor! Off the ropes, Damian sidesteps and Zayn stops himself short! Following after, off the steps, caught with a goozle... PRIEST CHOKESLAMS HIM INTO THE APRON AND WE GO TO BREAK!
Back from commercial, Priest laying forearms in, a front kick, Zayn fading, whip across, springboard up and over and Sami explodes with a lariat! Fired up, but here come Finn Balor and Dominik Mysterio! Damian takes advantage, goozle reversed into a victory roll pin for two!
Boot up in the corner, fend Dom off, front kick from Priest, inverted facelock... THE RECKONING! The straps are down, Damian talking to Cody Rhodes through the camera, calling for the Razor’s Edge, Sami slips out! Sidestep the charge, Balor gets in the ring and Mysterio is able to land a cheap shot and both men are down and out!
Jey Uso runs down to even the odds! He takes Dom and Finn out both and gets in the ring, superkick to Priest...
Damian Priest wins by disqualification.
Post-match, Jey goes and checks on Sami and helps him up but Judgment Day light on them both and beat them down! CODY RHODES IS HERE AND HE AND PRIEST START BRAWLING! Boot blasts Damian to the floor, Cody follows after him and smashes his face into the announce desk a few times!
Uso and Zayn recover and fight the other two off... STEREO TOPES CON GIRO! Rhodes puts Priest into the post and then back into the table, clearing the desk! Up on the announce desk but JD McDonagh makes the save! Sami blasts him with a Helluva Kick!
Cody calls for it, Zayn throws McDonagh up... CROSS RHODES INTO THE ANNOUNCE DESK! CODY HITS A SECOND FOR GOOD MEASURE! Priest jaws at Rhodes from the desk and Cody gets on the mic to tell him he didn’t go down from the chair on his leg last week, and he keeps getting back up.
What’s Damian’s story? He’s 6’6”, a 20-year pro, he’s got the briefcase, and he’s not the leader of the Judgment Day? It’s because he’s a walk-behinder, and he’ll walk behind Rhea, Finn, and Dominik. When you think it’s somebody else, it’s ALWAYS Cody Rhodes. He’s back on his path, and on Saturday, his path goes straight through him!
That’s the show, folks.