WWE  Monday Night RAW Results – September 18, 2023

WWE Monday Night RAW Results – September 18, 2023

The journey towards WWE Fastlane 2023 continues tonight with all the action you’ve been waiting for.

Tune in to WWE Monday Night Raw, airing at 8/7c, exclusively on the USA Network, and catch all the excitement as it unfolds at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Tonight’s three-hour WWE on USA program promises thrilling matchups, including Drew McIntyre facing off against Jey Uso, Cody Rhodes taking on Dominik Mysterio, Shinsuke Nakamura squaring off against Ricochet, and Kofi Kingston going head-to-head with Ivar of The Viking Raiders.

Now, let’s dive into the complete WWE Monday Night Raw results from Monday, September 18, 2023, held at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. These results are brought to you by PWMania.com’s dedicated reporter, Matt Boone (@MattBoone0709), who provided real-time coverage of the show as it unfolded live on the USA Network from 8 pm to 11 pm EST.

Stay tuned for all the Monday Night Raw action, and get ready for the latest updates on “Monday Night RAW Results” right here on USA Network.

WWE MONDAY NIGHT RAW RESULTS (9/18/2023)

  • Cody Rhodes def. Dominik Mysterio
  • Kofi Kingston def. Ivar
  • Shinsuke Nakamura def. Ricochet
  • Chelsea Green and Piper Nevin vs. Shayna Baszler and Zoey Stark ends in a No Contest
  • Bronson Reed def. Chad Gable
  • Becky Lynch def. Natalya
  • Tommaso Ciampa def. Giovanni Vinci

Cody Rhodes Vs. Dominik Mysterio

Live from the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, WWE Monday Night Raw kicks off with a surge of energy. Cody Rhodes, known as “The American Nightmare,” emerges to his theme music, ready to ignite the show. Michael Cole and the commentary team welcome the audience and preview the night’s excitement.

Cody stands in the ring, basking in the chants of “Cody! Cody! Cody!” from the passionate crowd. He engages them, asking for their topic of interest. Cody’s focus is on “Main Event” Jey Uso, but before he can delve into it, The Judgment Day’s theme interrupts.

Dominik Mysterio, NXT North American Champion, makes his entrance, met with a less than welcoming audience. Attempting to discuss Jey Uso’s involvement with The Judgment Day, Dom faces a barrage of boos.

Undeterred, Dom shares the unfortunate news that “Mami” Rhea Ripley won’t be present due to injury from last week’s Nia Jax encounter. He dedicates the match to her, but the hostility persists. Cody, with a playful jab, suggests Dom’s infatuation with “Mami” mirrors an Urkel and Laura Winslow dynamic, insinuating Ripley’s interest in Jey Uso. Dom attempts to respond, but the crowd’s negative reaction continues.

To add to the drama, Dom calls out The Judgment Day’s champions, Finn Balor and Damian Priest, to witness the opening contest from ringside. The show takes a brief commercial break.

Returning from the break, Dragon Lee from NXT is spotted in the front row, announcing a title match against Dom next week. The match begins, with Cody quickly applying a figure-four leg lock. Dom finds the ropes for a break, but outside the ring, Balor ambushes Cody. Dom briefly takes control, but Cody counters, securing a quick victory with the Cody Cutter and Cross Rhodes.

In this dynamic segment, Cody Rhodes commands the spotlight, Dom faces a hostile crowd, and The Judgment Day champions make their presence felt. The NXT North American Championship picture gains clarity as Dragon Lee challenges Dominik Mysterio in the upcoming week, keeping the Raw audience engaged and excited for what’s to come.

Cody Rhodes Def. Dominik Mysterio

Kofi Kingston Vs. Ivar

Back in the arena, the familiar sounds of The New Day’s entrance theme signal the arrival of former WWE Champion Kofi Kingston, setting the stage for our next thrilling match. Kofi takes his place in the ring, and the action builds anticipation as we head into a brief pre-match commercial break.

Returning from the break, Ivar of The Viking Raiders makes his entrance, accompanied by Valhalla. The bell rings, and the match is officially underway. Both competitors engage in an initial exchange of moves, and the crowd and commentators are audibly captivated.

Ivar seizes an opportunity and delivers a colossal splash to Kingston on the floor, drawing gasps of amazement from the audience and announcers alike. The match temporarily pauses as we transition into a mid-match commercial break.

Upon our return, Ivar maintains a strong offensive position. However, Kofi Kingston summons his resilience, executing a top-rope splash in the ring. Ivar fights back, grounding Kingston. After a few minutes, Kingston rekindles the flame, catching Ivar off guard with his S.O.S. maneuver.

As the match intensifies, Kingston attempts his signature Trouble in Paradise kick, but Ivar narrowly evades. Instead, Ivar responds with a double underhook sit-out power bomb, nearly securing a three-count. The action remains on the edge, with Ivar delivering a powerful kick that leaves Kofi’s fans breathless. Ivar attempts another pin, but Kofi tenaciously holds on.

In a shocking turn of events, Ivar executes a top-rope moonsault, resulting in yet another incredibly close near-fall. The crowd’s excitement reaches its peak.

Kofi Kingston summons his inner strength, countering with a sunset flip power bomb off the top rope that ignites the audience. He perseveres and lands his signature Trouble in Paradise kick, ultimately securing the victory.

This match delivers excitement, showcasing the athleticism and determination of both competitors. The crowd witnesses an impressive showdown, and Kofi Kingston emerges victorious in a hard-fought contest.

Kofi Kingston Def. Ivar

Shinsuke Nakamura Vs. Ricochet

The broadcast begins with a recap of Shinsuke Nakamura’s assault on Ricochet from the previous week’s episode. We then transition backstage to Jackie Redmond, who humorously likens herself to Megan Fox, welcoming her guest, Ricochet, for an interview. Ricochet asserts that he had moved past Nakamura until the attack, making their feud personal. He believes Nakamura sees him as a stepping stone in his journey towards a title match with Seth Rollins, claiming to possess a “cheat code.”

Back in the arena, Nakamura makes his entrance, drawing a chorus of boos from the crowd. However, before Nakamura can fully engage in his entrance routine, Seth “Freakin'” Rollins storms down to the ring. Nakamura retreats and hides behind a wall of security guards, prompting a commercial break.

Upon returning from the break, Ricochet’s theme music hits, and he enters the ring as the bell rings to start the match. Nakamura capitalizes with a cheap shot behind the referee’s back, establishing an early offensive advantage.

Nakamura maintains control for several minutes until Ricochet surprises him with an astonishing top-rope moonsault to the floor. The match proceeds into a mid-match commercial break with the action still unfolding.

As we return from the break, Nakamura regains control of the bout. Ricochet rallies, executing a standing shooting star press to regain momentum. He follows up with a high-flying cross body into a lateral press, almost securing the victory. However, Nakamura responds with a step-up enzugiri on the outside.

In a dramatic twist, Nakamura introduces a steel chair into the mix, which Ricochet utilizes to kick into Nakamura’s face before ultimately striking him with it. This results in Nakamura winning the match via disqualification.

This segment unfolds with intense confrontations and surprising twists, showcasing the personal rivalry between Ricochet and Nakamura. The interference of Seth Rollins adds an extra layer of complexity to the ongoing storyline, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter of this feud.

Winner via DQ: Shinsuke Nakamura

Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark Vs. Chelsea Green & Piper Niven

After the commercial break, the scene shifts backstage, where Seth “Freakin'” Rollins is seen struggling to walk. He receives assistance and is led into the trainers’ room for a check-up, leaving fans concerned about his condition.

The spotlight then turns to Byron Saxton backstage, who interviews the Undisputed WWE Women’s Tag-Team Champions, Chelsea Green and Piper Niven. In a humorous mix-up, Green mistakenly addresses Byron as Bryan and emphasizes their close friendship. Niven playfully questions their friendship by asking Green to identify her home country. Green jokingly guesses Florida, but Byron corrects her, stating it’s Scotland, to which Green feigns prior knowledge. The segment adds a comedic touch to the proceedings before we transition to the next match.

Shayna Baszler’s theme hits, and she enters the ring, followed by Zoey Stark, who joins Baszler as her tag-team partner for the upcoming bout. The Undisputed WWE Women’s Tag-Team Champions, Chelsea Green and Piper Niven, make their entrance and settle in the ring as the bell rings to officially commence the match.

The action unfolds with back-and-forth exchanges, with Stark and Baszler taking turns targeting Chelsea Green. The intensity escalates, leading to the action spilling out to the arena floor. Suddenly, Nia Jax appears out of nowhere and forcefully slams Piper Niven into the steel ring post. Inside the ring, Jax delivers a punishing Samoan drop to Zoey Stark, followed by a senton splash. She proceeds to overpower Chelsea Green and Shayna Baszler, asserting her dominance.

This segment showcases the unpredictability of WWE matches, as Nia Jax’s unexpected interference adds an element of chaos to the contest. It leaves viewers curious about the potential repercussions of this development for all the involved superstars in the ongoing storyline.

Green and Niven Vs. Baszler And Stark Battle ends with No Contest

Bronson Reed Vs. Chad Gable

Backstage, Adam Pearce is engrossed in a phone call, addressing the concerns surrounding Seth “Freakin'” Rollins’ injury. Chad Gable approaches him, inquiring about what he must do to earn another opportunity at WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER.

Bronson Reed interjects, asserting that Gable should move to the back of the line. Gable retorts with a “SHOOSH!” and reminds Reed of his reputation for suplexing larger opponents. Tensions rise as they exchange words, prompting Pearce to intervene and suggest they settle their differences in the ring, scheduling a match for the next segment.

Back in the arena, Michael Cole shares the incredible news that The Rock’s surprise appearance garnered a staggering 103 trillion-billion-gazillion combined views across all of WWE’s social media platforms, highlighting the enduring popularity of the legendary superstar.

Chad Gable’s entrance music plays, and he proceeds to the ring for the next match as the show heads into a brief pre-match commercial break.

Upon returning from the break, Damian Priest interrupts Jackie Redmond’s backstage interview with “Main Event” Jey Uso. Priest makes a compelling case for Uso to join The Judgment Day, indicating that they are leaning towards Jimmy but believe Jey might be the right choice. He urges Jey to provide an answer by the end of the night.

Back in the arena, Gable’s theme music concludes, and Bronson Reed’s entrance music fills the arena. The sizable competitor receives boos from the Salt Lake City crowd as he heads to the ring. The match officially begins as the bell rings.

Reed dominates the early moments of the match, showcasing his strength advantage over the smaller Gable. Gable attempts a suplex, but Reed counters and maintains control. The action remains one-sided as we transition into a mid-match commercial break, leaving viewers eager to see how the contest unfolds.

Bronson Reed Def. Chad Gable

NXT Women’s Championship

Becky Lynch Vs. Natalya

The broadcast revisits last Tuesday night’s momentous match where Becky Lynch defeated Tiffany Stratton to capture the NXT Women’s Championship. Upon returning to the live action, “The Man” Becky Lynch is seen walking backstage and shares a brief handshake with Akira Tozawa before the show heads into another commercial break.

Following the break, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn engage in a conversation about Jey Uso. As Jey approaches, Kevin asserts that he isn’t talking behind his back and openly expresses his belief that Jey is already associated with The Judgment Day, or soon will be. Tensions rise, and Kevin walks away.

Sami Zayn advises Jey to understand that it will take time for some individuals to reconcile past issues with The Bloodline. He acknowledges that Jey faces a significant decision regarding The Judgment Day and wishes him luck, to which Jey expresses gratitude.

Back in the arena, Becky Lynch’s entrance music fills the air as “The Man” takes center stage in the ring. She discusses her recent NXT Women’s Championship win, emphasizing that she aims to elevate the title’s prestige, as it represents the future of the wrestling industry. Lynch expresses her desire to test herself against the best talent the future has to offer.

Lynch reveals her intention to appear on NXT the following night but issues an open challenge for the NXT Women’s Championship tonight. Natalya answers the challenge, but Lynch expresses a preference for facing someone who hasn’t had the opportunity yet. Tempers flare, and Natalya pushes Lynch, leading to a match.

The bell rings, officially commencing the contest. Natalya seizes control early on by driving Lynch shoulder-first into the steel ring post, causing her to crash onto the arena floor. The match proceeds into a mid-match commercial break while the action unfolds.

Returning from the break, Natalya maintains her offensive momentum. She executes a high-risk maneuver from the top rope, resulting in a heart-pounding near fall. Lynch battles back, attempting her Man-Handle Slam, which Natalya avoids. The two exchange pin attempts, reversals, and counters before Lynch secures the victory with a three-count, successfully retaining her NXT Women’s Championship.

This segment showcases Becky Lynch’s commitment to elevating the NXT Women’s Championship while highlighting her competitive spirit. Natalya provides a formidable challenge, making for an engaging and action-packed match.

Becky Lynch Def. Natalya

Tommaso Ciampa Vs. Giovanni Vinci

Back in the arena, the theme music of Imperium fills the air, signaling the arrival of Giovanni Vinci, accompanied by Ludwig Kaiser. They make their way to the ring, with Vinci set to compete in the next match of the evening. As Vinci settles inside the squared circle, the show transitions into a brief pre-match commercial break.

Upon returning from the commercial break, Tommaso Ciampa makes his entrance and heads to the ring, ready for the upcoming contest. He settles in, and the match officially kicks off as the bell rings.

WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER is seen observing the action with his title over his shoulder, his focus on the bout in progress. Ciampa gains an early advantage, but Kaiser’s interference allows Vinci to turn the tables.

Ciampa, however, mounts a comeback, reclaiming control. He ultimately secures victory with his submission finisher, the Sicilian Stretch. The camera cuts to GUNTHER’s reaction backstage, likely pondering Vinci’s loss.

The segment showcases a competitive bout between Tommaso Ciampa and Giovanni Vinci, with the presence of WWE Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER adding an intriguing layer of anticipation for potential future interactions between these superstars.

Tommaso Ciampa def. Giovanni Vinci

Main Event

Drew McIntyre Vs. Jey Uso

It’s main event time on this action-packed episode of Raw!

Jey Uso, aptly dubbed “Main Event” this week, takes the headline spot after opening last Monday’s Raw. He faces off against the formidable Drew McIntyre in our featured match.

But first, backstage, Byron Saxton interviews Seth “Freakin'” Rollins. Rollins, visibly tired and in pain, expresses his determination to face Shinsuke Nakamura. He’s willing to do whatever it takes and leaves the decision in Nakamura’s hands, even offering to let Nakamura choose the stipulation. Rollins acknowledges that their legacies are intertwined.

Back in the arena, Michael Cole and Wade Barrett discuss Rollins’ comments and hype up the main event between “Main Event” Jey Uso and “The Scottish Warrior” Drew McIntyre. A video package highlighting Jey Uso’s journey airs, setting the stage for the match.

As the video package concludes, “Main Event” Jey Uso’s entrance theme hits, and he makes his way to the ring, receiving a raucous reception from the Salt Lake City crowd. Once inside the ring, the show heads into a brief pre-match commercial break.

Upon returning from the break, Cole announces some upcoming matches for next week’s Raw, including Kevin Owens & Sami Zayn challenging Damian Priest & Finn Balor for the tag titles, Otis vs. Bronson Reed, Dominik Mysterio vs. Dragon Lee for the North American title, and Nakamura’s response to Rollins.

With the arena buzzing, Drew McIntyre’s entrance music fills the air, and “The Scottish Warrior” settles into the ring, donning his new white ring gear. The bell rings, officially commencing the highly anticipated main event.

McIntyre starts strong, showcasing his power and taunting Jey Uso that this might be a short night for him. Jey gradually fights back, but Drew repeatedly thwarts his attempts. Jey finally sends Drew over the top rope and onto the floor, shifting the momentum in his favor.

Jey delivers a breathtaking diving splash onto Drew at ringside and then follows up with another high-impact diving splash, drawing cheers from the crowd.

However, the match takes a dramatic turn as Finn Balor, Dominik Mysterio, and Damian Priest make their way to ringside. Cole reminds viewers of Priest’s earlier demand for an answer from Jey regarding The Judgment Day.

During the mid-match commercial break, the action in the ring continues. McIntyre executes a massive superplex from the top rope, earning a thunderous reaction from the audience. The two competitors trade blows, with McIntyre landing a Glasgow Kiss to slow down Jey.

Jey counters with a superkick and a Samoan drop, attempting to secure the victory. He goes for the pin, but Drew resiliently kicks out at two. As tensions rise, Jey superkicks Priest, Balor, and Dominik, but turns around only to be met by a devastating Claymore Kick from Drew McIntyre. Drew covers Jey for the win, capping off an electrifying main event.

This match delivers high-octane action, and the involvement of The Judgment Day members adds an intriguing layer of storytelling. McIntyre emerges victorious, leaving fans eagerly anticipating the fallout from this intense main event encounter.

Drew McIntyre def. Jey Uso

More Sensational Highlights from MONDAY NIGHT RAW Results

1.Kevin Owens & Cody Rhodes Have Some Stuff To Talk About

Following the main event, The Judgment Day attempts an assault on Cody Rhodes, but Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn intervene, driving them off. Owens questions Cody’s decision to bring Jey Uso back to Raw. Cody argues that everyone deserves a second chance and believes Jey can change. Sami Zayn commends Jey for his redemption.

However, Owens remains skeptical, hinting at Jey’s potential alignment with The Judgment Day and questioning the wisdom of their trust. He walks away, leaving Cody and Sami to contemplate the implications of Jey Uso’s return. The segment underscores the division of opinion among Raw’s superstars regarding Jey’s redemption and sets the stage for future conflicts and alliances.

2.Medical Update On Rhea Ripley & Raquel Rodriguez

A video package recaps the Rhea Ripley vs. Raquel Rodriguez title match from the previous week’s show. The match ended in controversy as Nia Jax intervened, costing Rodriguez the victory, and subsequently attacking Ripley. The assault left Ripley with bruised ribs, while Rodriguez suffered whiplash from Jax’s Samoan drop. Michael Cole provides this medical update after the video package concludes, shedding light on the physical toll of the brutal encounter.

3.Shinsuke Nakamura Beats Down Seth “Freakin’” Rollins

Following the match, Shinsuke Nakamura ruthlessly assaults Ricochet in the ring. He targets Ricochet’s leg, wrapping it around the steel ring post and brutally striking it with a steel chair. Seth Rollins rushes to the ring to rescue Ricochet.

Rollins unleashes a furious assault on Nakamura and attempts to execute his Pedigree finisher onto a steel chair. However, Nakamura counters with a back body drop, causing Rollins to crash painfully onto the steel chair, injuring his back. Security personnel arrive to separate the two competitors, but Rollins breaks free and drags Nakamura out to the ringside area.

Nakamura slams Rollins onto the commentary table and follows it up with a back suplex, causing Rollins to crash onto the table. Security intervenes once again, trying to maintain order. Rollins is left laid out on the floor with his injured back as Nakamura is pulled away. The intense encounter leads to another commercial break, leaving viewers in suspense about the aftermath of this heated confrontation.

4.Tommaso Ciampa Sends Message To Imperium

In a backstage segment, Tommaso Ciampa addresses Imperium and makes his intentions clear. He declares his intention to send a message to Giovanni Vinci, a member of Imperium. Ciampa willingly engages in this conflict with Imperium because he has a specific goal in mind — capturing the WWE Intercontinental Championship, currently held by GUNTHER. Ciampa’s words signify his determination to pursue the championship, setting the stage for a potentially intense showdown with Imperium in the near future.

5.Dominik Mysterio Confronts Dragon Lee

In an intense backstage moment, Dominik Mysterio interrupts a conversation between Adam Pearce and Dragon Lee. Dominik expresses his frustration over his recent loss to Cody Rhodes, attributing it to the absence of Rhea Ripley. He then turns his attention to Dragon Lee and voices his disapproval of individuals who wear masks, drawing a connection to his estranged father, Rey Mysterio, who also wears a mask.

Dominik doesn’t mince words, vowing to defeat Dragon Lee in their upcoming match scheduled for the following week. This heated exchange hints at the emotional complexities within Dominik Mysterio’s character and sets the stage for what promises to be an intense showdown between him and Dragon Lee.

6.Drew McIntyre Won’t Help Jey Uso, Cody Rhodes Will

After the match concludes, Drew McIntyre exits the ring and starts making his way toward the backstage area. Meanwhile, The Judgment Day members, recovering from their match, re-enter the ring and stand over a fallen Jey Uso. They proceed to launch a relentless assault on Jey, delivering vicious kicks.

They lift Jey up by his arms and unleash brutal strikes. Drew McIntyre, initially heading backstage, pauses and watches the assault from the top of the stage. He appears torn, contemplating whether to intervene. The fans voice their disapproval as Drew hesitates.

Just as it seems Drew might come to Jey’s aid, Cody Rhodes’ entrance theme blares through the arena, and “The American Nightmare” charges down to the ring, bypassing Drew. Cody proceeds to take on The Judgment Day members, Dom, Balor, and Priest, successfully clearing the ring of his adversaries.

Cody stands tall, defending Jey as he recovers behind him. This unexpected turn of events leaves the audience buzzing with excitement, highlighting the evolving dynamics and rivalries within Raw’s superstars.

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