Raw results: May 22, 2023
Brock Lesnar injured Cody Rhodes' arm in backstage sneak attack as Raw began
Paul Heyman welcomed the WWE Universe to Raw and issued an Undisputed WWE Tag Team Title Match spoiler for WWE Night of Champions
Matt Riddle emerged to help Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens brawl with Imperium
Bronson Reed def. Ricochet
Despite a hard-fought effort by Ricochet, the devastating Bronson Reed overcame The One and Only with the Tsunami.
Seth "Freakin" Rollins' Championship pedigree - Interview Parts 3 and Part 4
Zoey Stark def. Candice LeRae
In Candice LeRae's matchup against Zoey Stark, Nikki Cross grabbed The Poison Pixie in an attempt to cheer her on. Her enthusiastic efforts backfired, however, and allowed Stark to take out both Superstars before finishing LeRae with the Z-360.
Brock Lesnar locked the already injured Cody Rhodes in the Kimura Lock
The Alpha Academy def. The Viking Raiders
With Otis down in the final moments, Valhalla began to stalk Maxxine Dupri around the ring. During the distraction, Chad Gable thwarted a 2-on-1 attack by The Viking Raiders by kicking Ivar to the ringside floor before picking up the athletic quick pin on Erik.
Finn Bálor def. Shinsuke Nakamura
Following multiple instances of interference from Damian Priest, Shinsuke Nakamura chased him outside the ring. This distraction, however, allowed Bálor to dropkick his opponent into the ringside barricade before finishing The King of Strong Style with the Coup de Grace.
Raquel Rodriguez def. Sonya Deville
After being forced to relinquish the WWE Women’s Tag Team Title following a Liv Morgan injury, Raquel Rodriguez took on a member of one of the teams that she will face to get it back, Sonya Deville. Moments after Rodriguez overcame her opponent with the Tejana Bomb, Shotzi emerged to help Raquel put a stop to a post-match attack by Deville and Chelsea Green.
Trish Stratus turned the tables on Becky Lynch during the WWE Night of Champions Contract Signing
Dominik Mysterio def. Apollo Crews
SmackDown Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley blocked Apollo Crews from pursuing Dominik Mysterio at ringside. This allowed Dom time to regroup and throw his opponent into the steel steps. Then, as Mysterio got back in the ring and distracted the official, Ripley drove Crews into the ring post. Although Crew made it back into the ring, Dominik quickly followed up with a frog splash for the win.
Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn & Matt Riddle def. Imperium
After The Original Bro and KO neutralized The Ring General outside the ring, Sami Zayn sent Ludwig Kaiser out of the ring. Moments later, Zayn hit the Helluva Kick on Giovanni Vinci. This set up Owens to hit the Swanton Bomb for the win.
For, Owens and Zayn it was a huge victory heading in their Undisputed WWE Tag Team Title Match against Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa at WWE Night of Champions. It remains to be seen, though, what effect the loss will have on Gunther against Mustafa Ali in their Intercontinental Title Match.
Cody Rhodes tells Triple H he will battle Brock Lesnar despite injury