Raw results, October 23, 2023
Cody Rhodes challenged Damian Priest to match at WWE Crown Jewel. A brawl broke out that ended with Priest and JD McDonagh attacking the leg of The American Nightmare with a steel chair
The New Day def. Alpha Academy
In the final moments of a tremendous tag team matchup pitting The New Day against The Alpha Academy, Kofi Kingston took advantage of Chad Gable being down and out at ringside to hit Trouble in Paradise on Otis. This set up Xavier Woods to finish him with the elbow off the top rope.
Becky Lynch def. Indi Hartwell in an NXT Women’s Title Match
Despite the determination of Indi Hartwell, who was never defeated in her NXT Title reign, NXT Women’s Champion Becky Lynch triumphed by making her opponent tap out to the Dis-arm-her.
Although Hartwell did not walk away with the title, she did earn the respect of The Man, as the two shared an honorable post-match handshake.
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley incited a chaotic brawl between Nia Jax, Raquel Rodriguez, Zoey Stark and Shayna Baszler before the Women’s World Title Fatal 5-Way Match at WWE Crown Jewel
Johnny Gargano def. Giovanni Vinci
When Imperium’s Ludwig Kaiser interfered in Johnny Gargano's match against Giovanni Vinci, Tommaso Ciampa suddenly made his return to neutralize Kaiser and paved the way for Johnny Wrestling to overcome Vinci with the One Final Beat DDT.
Logan Paul vowed to take Rey Mysterio’s United States Title at WWE Crown Jewel. Paul insulted Ricochet's fiancé, ring announcer Samantha Irvin, and he and "Dirty" Dom got into a brawl with The One and Only
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Piper Niven & Chelsea Green def. Natalya & Nikki Cross
Although an immobile, noticeably entranced Nikki Cross showed up as Natalya’s surprise partner against WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Chelsea Green & Piper Niven, she walked out and left The Queen of Hearts alone at the most crucial time. This allowed Green to hit the Unprettier before Niven hit the Basement Crossbody for the victory,
Drew McIntyre def. Sami Zayn
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley suddenly emerged during a hard-fought bout between Drew McIntyre and Sami Zayn. When it looked as if Zayn could be getting close to a win, The Eradicator climbed on the ring apron and distracted Sami long enough for the The Scottish Warrior to hit the Claymore Kick for the three-count.
Although McIntyre didn't seem to be in league with Ripley, he nevertheless picked up a huge victory heading into his World Heavyweight Championship Match against Seth “Freakin” Rollins at WWE Crown Jewel.
“Big” Bronson Reed def. Akira Tozawa
Although the new Junior Member of The Alpha Academy Akira Tozawa was hellbent on proving to Master Gable that he is ready for the Alpha Academy, "Big" Bronson Reed dismantled him before crushing the eager Superstar with the Tsunami.
Damian Priest def. Jey Uso
Just when it looked as if “Main Event” Jey Uso might be getting the best of Damian Priest, sudden interference by Finn Bálor allowed Señor Money in the Bank to triumph with South of Heaven en route to his showdown against Cody Rhodes at WWE Crown Jewel.
When a post-match attack on Uso took center stage, a still-injured Rhodes fought through the pain and took out The Prince. He then turned his attention to Priest, making a huge statement with a vicious chair assault on his Crown Jewel opponent's leg in retribution for his own injury earlier in the night.