WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Nov. 13, 2023) from the Capital One Arena in Washington, DC, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Survivor Series premium live event scheduled for later this month in Chicago, Illinois.
Advertised for tonight: Cody Rhodes & Jey Uso get another shot at The Judgment Day and the tag team titles, The Miz takes on Ivar in singles action, Tegan Nox vs. Piper Niven, Otis vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, Indi Hartwell looking for payback in a singles match against Xia Li, Tommaso Ciampa vs. Ludwig Kaiser, 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 NOV. 13
I never bared my emotion, my passion always strong. I never lost my devotion but somewhere fate went wrong, and now I have to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with a recap of last week’s main event.
Thence to the intro video.
Cody Rhodes makes his entrance and gets on the mic.
He asks Washington, DC, what to talk about and says he knows, he has a lot of wonderful memories in this arena and he wants to make another one tonight by beating Judgment Day to regain the tag titles. But deeper in the future there’s also WarGames, so without further ado he introduces his team for that match!
Enter “Main Event” Jey Uso, Sami Zayn, and Seth Rollins.
Cody talks a little about the connection he has with each man, both as friend and as foe.
Enter Judgment Day, sans Rhea Ripley but including JD McDonagh.
They talk a little trash about our babyface team being thrown together and at Cody for not being able to be a champion, Sami Zayn for being a loser, and Jey Uso for being untrustworthy. Zayn says it’s WarGames and they don’t know what they’re in for, because it’ll be the most brutal match of their lives!
Cody calls them out on not having their leader with them and Damian Priest pouts about them not having leaders and Rhodes roasts them until Damian claims that he’s the leader! Rollins is sick of the talking and points out he and Sami are dressed for a fight and he wants to slap the taste out of some bozos!
Priest accepts the match! Seth calls on Adam Pearce to make it official, but first we go to break!
Judgment Day (Dominik Mysterio & JD McDonagh) vs. Sami Zayn & Seth Rollins
Back from commercial, match joined in progress, Rollins taking McDonagh to the woodshed. Big back body drop, Mysterio tags in and Seth goes to town on him, too, tagging Zayn in as they keep working him over! Dom with the Three Amigos on Rollins, the shimmy, the shake, Seth counters the third suplex and tags Sami back in!
Judgment Day decide to take a walk but the babyfaces give chase and drag them back to the ring! Back inside, passing them to the far side of the floor, stereo topes con giro take Judgment Day out and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Zayn catapults McDonagh into the turnbuckles! Crawling for the tag... TAGS MADE! Rollins takes Mysterio down with a boot, a big Rock Bottom, a Sling Blade, kick combination takes JD out and a lariat wipes him out! Passing McDonagh to the floor, fireman’s carry on Dom, drop him into a gutbuster, off the ropes, boot to the face!
Powerbomb lift, Mysterio with punches, JD makes the save but Sami’s right behind him to take him out! Seth takes Dominik out with a superkick, buckle bomb connects, fired up, but Damian Priest and Finn Balor come through the crowd and referee Rod Zapata has to call it...
Sami Zayn and Seth Rollins win by disqualification.
Rhea Ripley directing traffic, Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso make the save and officials and referees swarm to break them up! Adam Pearce is pissed off and he’s sick of the games, another night, another ruined match, well the title match tonight is important and it’s not gonna happen again, so he bans everyone who’s not in the match tonight from the building!
Ripley argues with him and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Rhea is still arguing with Pearce and he says he doesn’t give a damn, Judgment Day don’t run Monday Night Raw, but he does, and she better not show her pretty little face in our main event tonight, because she’s also—
Enter Zoey Stark.
She says we all know Ripley is spread too thin and worrying about too many things. She went through all the women on Raw last week to earn that opportunity, and if she thinks she’s gonna overlook her—
Rhea says that’s where she’s wrong, she’s not overlooking her and she knew it was only a matter of time before they’d be face-to-face in this ring. She sent hall of famer Trish Stratus packing, she beat Becky Lynch, and she’s cemented herself as one of the top women in WWE, and it’s funny in that she reminds her of herself!
She’s a future champion! But the only way she’s going to win one is if she’s on the opposite brand from Ripley, because Mami is always on top. She can handle everything she needs to, because she’s Rhea bloody Ripley, so now that Stark has said her piece, it’s time to get out of her ring and let her continue handling Judgment Day business.
Zoey says she nearly took the title from her at Crown Jewel, and she WILL become champion at Survivor Series. Ripley charges her but Stark low-bridges her and hops up top and perches! She slips enough that Rhea is able to get her bearings, so Zoey pops back down to the mat and they jaw at each other.
Shinsuke Nakamura cuts a subtitled promo at a mystery target about how he’s taking the choice away and his focus has not wavered, but he will wait... for now.
Alpha Academy make their entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we get some hype for WrestleMania week ticket sales.
Seth Rollins and Sami Zayn are walking backstage talking about getting banned from the arena when Cody Rhodes rolls up and asks for a moment with Seth by himself.
Rhodes asks Rollins if he can talk and says winning the tag titles is step one to dismantling Judgment Day, and Seth tells him to cut to the chase. Cody says he needs him for one night, and they can hate each other the rest of the year, but at WarGames, the enemy of his enemy is his friend, right?
Rollins says he doesn’t like him and doesn’t know if he ever will, but he respects him, and if he needs them to be good for one night, for WarGames, he promises him, they’re good. Seth claps him on the shoulder and tells him to go win them damn titles.
Otis Dozovic vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Otis walking into him with headbutts, Nakamura turns him around, kicks, enzuigiri staggers him, standing Kimura lock applied but Dozovic counters with a slam! Clubbing blows in the corner, action to the floor and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Otis blocks a kick and counters with a powerbomb! Shoulder blocks, uraken, whip out of the corner, backsplash! Big lariat takes Shinsuke down! Calling for it, Caterpillar connects... NOPE! Setting Nakamura up top, climbing up with him, he slips out and trips the big man up!
540 roundhouse kick, fired up and waiting, but Otis counters Kinshasa with the World’s Strongest Slam... NOT ENOUGH! Diving Kinshasa, dropkick the back of the knees, Kinshasa to the back of the neck, Dozer isn’t down, another one...
Shinsuke Nakamura wins by pinfall with Kinshasa.
Post-match, Nakamura blindsides Chad Gable but Akira Tozawa and Maxxine Dupri hold him back!
A WarGames explainer follows.
Drew McIntyre runs into Seth Rollins backstage.
He says Rollins was right that he had nobody to blame for losing at Crown Jewel but himself, and says there’s something he’s been wanting to give him since Saturday, and it’s a handshake.
Seth shakes his hand.
McIntyre congratulates him and says he’s gonna work his ass off and earn himself another title match and climb back to the top. Rollins says he knows he will and walks off.
Chelsea Green and Piper Niven make their entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial we get a video package about Tegan Nox’s return from injury.
Piper Niven vs. Tegan Nox
Nox right in with kicks, dropkick in the corner, punching away, Niven cuts her off on the apron, suplex back into the ring! Senton crushes her but doesn’t put Tegan away! Piper slamming her arm into the mat over and over, Cobra Clutch applied, short-arm lariat follows but Nox won’t stay down!
Glam Slam attempt, reversed to a victory roll pin, Tegan tags her with a running knee but Niven kicks out! Kneepad down, Chelsea Green up on the apron to run interference, Piper takes her out with a lariat! Natalya hops up on the apron and shoves Green down, Niven blasts her off the apron!
Nox sidesteps a crossbody, lands the Shiniest Wizard but Niven gets a foot on the ropes! Drawing Piper up, roll out of a Banzai Drop...
Tegan Nox wins by pinfall with a overrotated schoolboy pin.
The Miz is interviewed backstage.
He says he’s driven to restore the respect of his legacy as an Intercontinental Champion, a legacy that GUNTHER has been tarnishing by calling him a clown and a joke.
Ivar rolls up and calls him a clown and a joke and says he’s not making it to Survivor Series.
Bronson Reed rolls up on the other side to let them both know they’re lucky to be even standing right now. Ivar piefaces him and they have a face-off.
#DIY make their entrance and we go to break.
Ludwig Kaiser vs. Tommaso Ciampa
Circling, Kaiser bails to the floor and back in, Ciampa with chops, Ludwig cuts him off, knee, Tom passes him to the apron and blasts him to the floor with a running knee! Kaiser backs him into the corner and slaps the taste out of his mouth! Putting boots to Ciampa in the ropes, right hands, Penalty Kick connects!
Referee Danilo Anfibio ejects Giovanni Vinci from ringside and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Kaiser in control with a side headlock, Ciampa gets away, Lou Thesz Press into mounted punches, off the ropes with a big lariat and the inverted DDT connects, cover for two! Discus lariat from Ludwig, fireman’s carry, Tom fights out, whip across, California Roll connects and he follow it right up with a Penalty Kick... SO CLOSE!
Trading forearms in the middle of the ring, double stomp from Ciampa, corner elbow, up top, jockeying for position, Kaiser trips him off and Tom staggers him with an elbow! Uppercut from Kaiser, off the second, countered with a knee! Giovanni Vinci returns to blast Johnny Gargano with a big boot...
Ludwig Kaiser wins by pinfall with a side folding press.
Backstage, Judgment Day talk strategy and Rhea Ripley gives Damian Priest shit for calling himself the leader.
He says he got hot, he said what he said, but they know what he meant. Ripley says actually it sounds good for WarGames and says he’s the man for the job if they’re okay with it. They agree that Damian is in charge of WarGames. Finn Balor has another point of order and Rhea wants to go for it.
It turns out they’re talking about anoining JD McDonagh as a full member of the Judgment Day, Priest scoffs, they point out JD is in the trainer’s room because of him, and Damian says he’ll take care of it himself.
Xia Li makes her entrance to send us to break.
Indi Hartwell vs. Xia Li
Hartwell cuts her off, uppercut and a boot, rolling to the floor, back inside, Li with boots in the corner, fired up! Straight suplex, cover for a nearfall. Indi back in it with kicks, a lariat, another lariat, spinebuster into a cover, still only a nearfall! Throat thrust, reverse roundhouse kick, off the ropes but Hartwell collapse and referee Eddie Orengo calls it...
Xia Li wins by referee stoppage.
Post-match, Becky Lynch makes her entrance to confront Li, mic in hand!
She calls her out and thanks her for hitting her in the head because now they’re not gonna wait, they’re gonna do it on her time! And well, she came here looking for a fight! Becky slides in, Xia reverses out of the Manhandle Slam and runs away!
Lynch says if that’s the kind of fighter she wants to be, she’s only got seven more days to run, because next week they’ll have a match!
GUNTHER confronts the Miz backstage but Miz cuts him off and tells him to watch his match tonight because there’s a reason he’s an eight-time Intercontinental Champion and that’s that he’s willing to do whatever it takes.
The Ring General says he knows exactly who he’s dealing with and wishes him luck, saying nothing will compare to the beating he’ll receive at Survivor Series.
Ivar makes his entrance, accompanied by Valhalla, as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Zoey Stark is chatting with Shayna Baszler in the locker room.
Baszler says she should be champion and she also knows he almost had her number last week, but she’s been on a roll and she’d be lying if she said she wasn’t looking forward to seeing her beat Ripley at Survivor Series.
Raquel Rodriguez rolls up to wish Zoey good luck as well.
Nia Jax joins the party and scoffs, calling them all pathetic and says if they didn’t all gang up to throw her over the top rope, she would have beaten all of them. Raquel says nobody’s really tested her, she’s not scared of her, and when they fight, she knows she’ll win.
Ivar vs. the Miz
Miz sticking and moving, a jab, a go-behind, a right hook, collar and elbow, Ivar throws him into the corner and clobbers him with a lariat before hammering him with repeated back elbows! A-Lister cuts him off, lariats in the ropes, he’s feeling it but he runs right into a boot! Off the ropes, a clothesline sends Warbeard to the floor!
Wrecking ball dropkick, fired up, Ivar shoves him into the barricade and Valhalla screams at him! Freight train crossbody into the apron, back inside, Warbeard follows with a boot! Body blows, backing Ivar up, boot up in the corner, front kick, big boot, off the ropes, duck a lariat, tilt-a-whirl DDT... SO CLOSE!
Bronson Reed comes to ringside, Miz with another nearfall, he runs into a Banzai Drop in the corner, Reed has a seat and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Miz with the Awesome Clothesline but Ivar hangs on and Rock Bottoms him! Tiger Driver... NOPE! Sidestep the Bronco Buster, basement DDT connects... STILL NO! Valhalla runs interference, Warbeard up top, Miz meets him, joins him, jockeying for position... IVAR AVALANCHE WORLD’S STRONGEST SLAM BUT THE A-LISTER KICKS OUT!
Back and forth, Miz gets him with a little help from Bronson Reed...
The Miz wins by pinfall with a folding press and his feet on the ropes.
Post-match, Reed blindsides Ivar and hits the 747 Splash!
Another play of the WarGames explainer follows.
Damian Priest rolls up on JD McDonagh and says he’s been debating this with the crew for a while and part of him doesn’t think he’s ready and part of him is really annoyed by him, but tonight he took one for the team, so that’s somebody he can stand with and go to war with, and he whips a leather jacket out of his bag and welcomes him to Judgment Day.
Finn appears out of nowhere to congratulate his boy and tells him to find Dom and get out of here before Pearce flips his lid. He and Priest clasp hands and walk off, vowing to defend the tag titles, and we go to break.
Back from commerical, GUNTHER congratulates his lads on a good job tonight.
Ludwig Kaiser goes off taking credit for it but GUNTHER tells him he’s talking to Giovanni Vinci, and he congratulates him in greater detail for winning the match before glowering at Kaiser.
Jinder Mahal and Indus Sher appear to say they’re going to talk to Adam Pearce and Kaiser should choose his next move wisely.
Chad Gable and Creed Brothers are backstage telling Otis he did great and doesn’t need to feel bad.
The Creeds suggest they need new training partners, they go back and forth, New Day roll up to say you don’t talk about the tag titles without talking about them, and we zoom out to see Ivy Nile and Maxxine Dupri talking about the boys always need to make everything a competition and talk about the battle royal last week.
Cut back, Akira Tozawa shushes the boys and says he wants to be a tag champ before doing his little dance and shocking and aweing the New Day.
Commentary hypes next week’s show up.
Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso make their entrance and we go to break.
“American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes & “Main Event” Jey Uso vs. Judgment Day (Damian Priest & Finn Balor) (c) (WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship)
Balor and Uso to start, throat thrust from Jey stuns him and they jaw at each other. Trading paintbrushes, the match breaks down, Rhodes and Priest brawling in the corner! Tag to Cody, delayed vertical on Finn, drop him into a gourdbuster, cover for two! Another set of tags, Priest in contron on Uso, putting the boots to him!
Action to the floor, smashing Damian into the announce desk as we go to break!
Back from commercial, Rhodes gets the tag, cutting Balor off, Finn with an arm wringer, Cody cartwheels through, side headlock, shot off, drop down, fireman’s carry, Balor rakes the eye to break free and rams Rhodes into the corner! Working him over, quick tags, eventually Jey gets the hot tag and cleans house with kicks and the big slicing right!
Judgment Day turn the tide and retake control of the match with Jey on the floor! Finn smashing him into the apron and we go to break!
Back from commercial, tags made, Rhodes in hot, up and over, snap scoop powerslam connects! Beautiful Disaster, Bionic Elbow, Balor with a schoolboy for two, block the Cody Cutter, inverted headlock, reversed, Fin slips out, upkick staggers him and a tag to Priest!
Whip to the corner, boot up, Uso with a tag, clearing Balor out, off the top, diving crossbody on Damian, cover... SO CLOSE! Diving splash... PRIEST KICKS OUT! South of Heaven denied, Uso with superkicks, Rhodes hits Cross Rhodes on Priest! Jey off the ropes, spear on Balor!
Setting him up... CODY CUTTER / FLAPJACK COMBO BUT PRIEST MAKES THE SAVE! Cody dives on Damian, Priest throws him into the post so hard one of the LED screens falls off! South of Heaven on the apron! Jey hits a tope con giro to wipe Judgment Day out, throwing Finn back inside but he’s hurting and slow to capitalize!
Drew McIntyre appears out of nowhere and hits Claymore on Uso! He throws Jey in the ring...
Judgment Day win by pinfall with a lateral press from Finn Balor on Jey Uso, retaining the WWE Undisputed Tag Team Championship.
Post-match, Drew McIntyre stands on the stage and Rhea Ripley comes out and offers him a handshake, which he accepts.
That’s the show, folks.