WWE Raw results: Jan. 23, 2023
Hulk Hogan kicked off Raw is XXX in spectacular fashion
Sami Zayn stood trial in a Tribal Court
The Usos def. The Judgment Day to retain the Raw Tag Team Championship
Winners of a Tag Team Turmoil for the chance to challenge The Usos for the Raw Tag Team Championship, Dominik Mysterio and Damian Priest started off hot, grounding Jimmy & Jey. As Finn Bálor tried to get involved, he was swiftly ejected by the WWE Official. This allowed Jimmy to hit a huge splash, but he could only garner a two-count. Late in the fight, Jimmy suffered a knee injury, and Sami Zayn tagged in for the injured Jimmy, which WWE Official Adam Pearce allowed.
With immense pressure as the entire Bloodline watched, Zayn performed admirably by kicking out of a huge South of Heaven from Priest. After a 619 and top-rope splash from Mysterio to Jey, Zayn once again proved his worth by breaking up the pinfall that likely would’ve gotten three. Zayn and Jey ended the tense matchup by connecting with the 1D on Dominik, seemingly getting The Honorary Uce back in the good graces of The Tribal Chief.
The Undertaker and Bray Wyatt disposed of LA Knight
Becky Lynch and Bayley’s Steel Cage Match never got started
Before the match began, The Man received a beating from all three members of Damage CTRL. With Damage CTRL and Becky Lynch locked inside the cage, The Man had no chance, forcing WWE Official Adam Pearce to unlock the cage with pliers. With The Man in such a state, the match never started.
DX and Kurt Angle squared off with Imperium
Seth “Freakin” Rollins & The Street Profits def. Imperium
With Special Guest Referee Kurt Angle officiating and Special Guest Commentator Jerry “The King” Lawler calling the action, Seth “Freakin” Rollins & The Street Profits took on Imperium in an old-school fight. Gunther got in the face of Angle, allowing Rollins and The Street Profits to gain the advantage. Gunther struck back with a brutal powerbomb on The Visionary, earning a close two-count. With Angle watching, Rollins hit a beautiful Angle Slam in tribute to the Hall of Famer. Rollins and The Profits continued to roll, and Rollins wrapped up the match with a Stomp on Giovanni Vinci.
Sonya Deville interrupted Charlotte Flair and Bianca Belair
Bianca Belair def. Sonya Deville
Despite Sonya Deville “not even going here,” she took on Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair in a pre-Royal Rumble tussle. Belair made short work of Deville, dispatching her with the K.O.D.
Alexa Bliss delivered a warning to Bianca Belair
Kevin Owens Stunned The Miz twice
Brock Lesnar made his earth-shattering return; Austin Theory def. Bobby Lashley to retain the United States Title in a No Disqualification Match
Bobby Lashley dismantled Austin Theory from the get-go, leaving the champion in dire straits. Fitting for a Philadelphia No Disqualification Match, the table made an appearance, but Lashley locked in the Hurt Lock before Theory could use it. In a desperation move, Theory blinded Lashley with a fire extinguisher. At the final stretch, Lashley tossed Theory through a table, but Brock Lesnar exploded back onto the scene! With the WWE Universe at a fever pitch, The Beast F-5’ed Lashley and Theory, leaving Theory on top of The All Mighty, which allowed him to retain the U.S. Title. An incredible Raw 30 concluded with Lesnar standing tall and the WWE Universe in utter disbelief.