WWE Raw 20th of March 2023

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WWE Raw Results March 20, 2023 Report by John Matiesen for jjasportstudio.com.

In-Ring Segment: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
Owens and Zayn laugh as the replay of their reunion on SmackDown plays on the ‘Tron. The crowd goes nuts chanting, “Sami.” Owens quips that he thinks the crowd likes Zayn. The crowd breaks into a “KO” chant. Zayn adds that he thinks they like Owens as well. Zayn is happy they are on the same page again. He acknowledges that he approached his attempts to get back in with Owens all wrong. They survived in their careers because they acted as brothers. Owens notes that for 20 years, he’s been Zayn’s biggest fan.
It pained Owens to see Zayn under Roman Reigns’ thump. He outgrew the Bloodline, and everyone knew it. Zayn was right, it’s time to take down the Bloodline together. Zayn adds that Owens knows what comes next. Both men glance up at the WrestleMania sign. The Usos’ music hits immediately. Jimmy and Jey march to the ring. The crowd showers them with boos. Jey notes Zayn is a backstabber. Jey says Owens and Zayn are gonna turn on each other.
Zayn says everyone knows Jey’s biggest dream is backstabber Reigns. They can look up at the WrestleMania sign all they want, ain’t nothing gonna happen at WrestleMania. Owens says there is only one place they can settle this. Jimmy and his brother vs. Owens and his brother (Zayn) at WrestleMania. Jimmy says they don’t deserve a shot at WrestleMania. They have only been on the same page for three minutes. Jey says to be honest, this may be their own shot to put this Owens and Zayn thing in the dirt.
They don’t have to wait till WrestleMania, they can do this right now. A brawl breaks out. Owens sends Jimmy flying over the barricade. Zayn and Owens bring Jey into the ring. Superkick by Owens. Zayn lines up the Helluva Kick. Jimmy pulls Jey out of the ring at the last second. Jey and Jimmy grab chairs as a flock of referees runs down to ringside to break this up. On the ‘Tron, The Tribal Chief Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa, and Paul Heyman arrive in the parking lot. Jimmy and Jey look worried.

Montez Ford vs. Austin Theory
Theory grabs a side headlock. Ford sends Theory into the ropes. Theory runs over Ford. Theory poses in the ring. Ford grabs a side headlock. Theory sends Ford into the ropes. Ford leaps over Theory and lands a shoulder block. Ford does John Cena’s “you can’t see me” taunt. Theory slams Ford’s head into the top turnbuckle. Corner stomps by Theory. Ford turns it around, and mudhole stomps Theory in the corner. Ford lands a lariat. Theory is sent flying over the top rope by a clothesline from Ford. Ford sends Theory into the crowd. Ford follows and poses with some fans in the front row.
After the break, Theory tries a superplex. Ford pushes Theory off the top and hits a sky-high crossbody. A flurry of strikes by Ford. Back suplex by Ford. Ford gets a near fall after a standing moonsault. Ford tries a Rock Bottom. Thoery escapes and lands a big boot. Enziguri by Ford. Theory tries A-Town Down, but Ford escapes and lands a DDT. Theory rolls out of the ring. Superman dive by Ford. Ford tries his splash, but Theory moves. Ford lands on his feet and eats a rolling dropkick. A-Town Down by Theory. Theory pins Ford.
Winner- Austin Theory

Backstage, Chelsea Green tells Adam Pearce she found a new tag partner since Carmella isn’t here. It’s Piper Niven. Green wants Pearce to put her in the WrestleMania showcase match, or she will block him…

Omos w/MVP vs. Mustafa Ali
Ali tries to share his message of positivity with Omos. Omos pushed Ali clear across the ring. Omos runs over Ali. Dolph Ziggler is watching the match backstage. Choke Bomb by Omos. Omos pins Ali.
Winner- Omos
After the match, MVP grabs a mic and says Omos fears no man, animal, or beast. At WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar will learn to fear Omos.

ImPaulsive TV
Logan Paul says that Seth Rollins said the WWE Universe doesn’t want him in their house last week. Tonight they are in his house because it’s ImPaulsive TV! The crowd boos. Paul says he doesn’t have to be here. He doesn’t care what they think. There are probably two people in the arena who like him. He knows the WWE Universe will never respect him. He doesn’t care. They are too blind to see that he is that good. That’s why he didn’t invite anyone to be the guest of ImPaulsive TV tonight.
None of his celebrity friends would ever come to St. Louis. They would be out of here quicker than the St. Louis Rams. He will go to LA on his birthday and kick some ass. It’s hard to be scared of someone named “Seth.” They could have been friends, but Rollins started this beef. Paul wants to see the video of him knocking out Rollins again. Paul has it played three times. The mic cuts out on Paul. Rollins appears on the screen. Rollins in the production truck. He has an idea of how to improve the terrible episode of ImPaulsive TV.
Rollins plays his music and struts to the ring. Rollins sits down, then immediately tackles Paul. Paul and Rollins brawl and fall out of the ring. Officials and referees run down to ringside and try to break it up. Rollins trips Paul on the announce desk. Rollins is forced into the ring. The officials check on Paul. Rollins dives off the top, but Paul moves. Rollins lands on two security guards. Paul knocks Rollins out with a stiff right hand. Rollins is asleep.

Johnny Gargano w/Dexter Lumis vs. Dominik Mysterio w/Damian Priest
Gargano’s ribs are taped up. Gargano sends Dominik flying out of the ring. Suicide dive by Gargano. Dominik sends Gargano into the barricade. Dominik suplexes Gargano on the barricade. After the break, Dominik tries the three amigos. Gargano counters the last suplex with one of his own. Dominik is sent into the turnbuckles. Flurry of strikes by Gargano. Overhead throw by Gargano. Slingshot spear by Gargano. Dominik kicks out. Dominik begs off before tripping Gargano into the ropes. Gargano falls into a rollup by Dominik.
Domink puts his feet on the ropes. The referee catches Dominik cheating and stops the count. Dominik argues with the referee. Superkick by Gargano. Dominik kicks out. Dominik kicks Gargano in the gut. Gargano ducks the 619. Lawn dart by Gargano. Gargano lands a basement superkick for a near fall. Gargano sits Dominik on the top rope. Dominik sways as Gargano lays in chop after chop. Dominik knocks Gargano off the top. Frog Splash by Dominik for the win.
Winner- Dominik Mysterio
After the match, Dominik complains about his father, Rey Mysterio denying his request for a match at WrestleMania. Dominik notes the entire Mysterio family will be on SmackDown this week. He’s going to ask his mother for permission to fight his dad at WrestleMania, since his father’s balls are in her purse.

Backstage, The Usos and Sikoa are waiting outside Reigns’ locker room. Heyman walks out and tells the Usos to head to the jet and enjoy the seafood spread. As all three start to leave, Heyman tells Sikoa to hang back. Reigns wants to speak to him.

Edge challenges Finn Bálor to bring his demon to the hell in a cell match at WrestleMania.

In-Ring Segment: Rhea Ripley
Ripley says Charlotte Flair is living in the past. She keeps bringing up their first match at WrestleMania three years ago. Back then, Ripley was trying to make a name for hersef. Ripley knows Flair doesn’t respect her and probably never will. Why? Because Ripley makes Flair question herself. Flair just tries to keep people down. But not Ripley. Flair is done. She’s washed. It’s over. Without the WWE Flair is nothing.
At WrestleMania, Ripley will become a champion and she will be the biggest star in WWE. When Flair see her holding her crown above her head, she’s gonna know all her insecurites are true. Ripley doesn’t need Flair to respect her, but she will fear her. Damage CTRL inturupts. Bayley says everyone in Damage CTRL repsect Ripley. If Ripley needs help with Flair, she should have come to her. Ripley says she doesn’t need any help from them.
Bayley says Ripley has gotten cocky. This is their show and it’s time Damage CTRL shows her what she means. Ripley laughs and says she’s not dress for a fight but if someone wants to kick her out of her ring, they are welcome to try. Backstage, Pearce sends an offical to the ring to make Bayley vs. Ripley official.

Rhea Ripley vs. Bayley w/Damage CTRL
Bayley sends Ripley out of the ring. Bayley tries her rope dive dropkick but Ripley blocks it. Ripley slams Bayley. Sky and Kai stand in Ripley’s way. Ripley dives off the apron onto Kai and Sky. Bayley is tossed back into the ring. Stiff knee strike by Ripley. Bayley kicks out. Ripley works over Bayley. Ripley sets up Riptide. Sky distracts the referee while Kai rakes Ripley’s eyes. Bayley lands a belly-to-back suplex. Becky Lynch, Trish Stratus, and Lita walk to the ring. Lynch is eating a huge back of popcorn.
After the break, Bayley lands a Bayley-to-Belly. Ripley kicks out at one. Bayley hits another. Bayley tries again but Ripley lands a suplex. Ripley eats a knee from Bayley. Bayley walks into a double boot by Ripley. Ripley traps Bayley in the Prisim Trap. Bayley gets to the ropes to break the hold. Sky and Kai pull Bayley out of the ring. Ripley goes after Sky. Bayley slams Ripley’s head into the ring post. Lynch, Lita, and Stratus attack Damage CTRL. In the confusion, Ripley drops Bayley with Riptide for the win.
Winner- Rhea Ripley

Chad Gable w/Otis vs. Ricochet w/Braun Strowman
After a series of reversals, Ricochet drops Gable with a dropkick. Ricochet tries a top rope ranna but Gable puts on the breaks. Gable puts Ricochet on his shoulders. Gable dumps Ricochet off the top. Flying clothesline by Gable. After the break, Ricochet fires up and gets a near fall after a running shooting star press. Gable kicks out. Backslide into a la magistral cradle. Ricochet counters that but Gable counter his counter into a cliffhanger DDT.
Ricochet somehow kicks out. Ankle lock by Gable. Ricochet rolls out of it and lands a superkick. Gable responds with a dragon suplex. Ricochet kicks out. Maxxine Dupree walks down to the ring and collect Otis. Gable gets distracted, but tries the Chaos Theory. Ricochet flips out of it and hits the Destino. Ricochet lands a Shooting Star Press off the top for the win.
Winner- Ricochet 

Bianca Belair and Asuka vs. Chelsea Green and Piper Niven
Green attacks Belai from behind. Belair slams Green and hits a handspring moonsault. As Belair hits the ropes, Asuka tags herself in. Asuka and Belair dump Niven and Green out of the ring. Belair and Asuka glare at each other. After the break, Asuka is working over Niven. Belair tags herself in and clears the ring. Belair tries the corner ten punches. Niven escpaes. Belair flips off the top rope and tries to suplex Niven.
Niven blocks it and tries one of her own. Belair flips out of it and hits a cross body. Green breaks up the pin. Asuka attacks Green. Asuka tries a flying body attack but Niven moves. Belair catches Asuka and puts her down. Belair and Asuka argue. Niven charges in but Belair pushes Asuka out of the way. Niven crashes into the turnbuckle. Belair lifts Niven up and hits the KOD. Belair pins Niven.
Winners- Bianca Belair and Asuka
After the match, Asuka attacks Belair. Sliding knee by Asuka.

In-Ring Segment: Roman Reigns, Paul Heyman, and Solo Sikoa
Reigns tells the St. Louis crowd to aknowledge him. Cody Rhodes’ music hits. Reigns is instantly annoyed. Rhodes joins them in the ring. Rhodes says normally he would ask St. Louis what they want to talk about but he knows what Reigns wants to talk about. He’s heard Reigns tells Heyman he has a Cody Rhodes problem. He wants to know what that means. Heyman tries to speak but Rhodes tells Heyman to take a step back. He wants to hear this from Reigns. Reigns says lets get this straight. Rhodes isn’t the problem. He represents the problem.
Rhodes is what they used to be. He’s a professional wrestler. Reigns is a megastar. Rhodes is here saying all these things he’s gonna do when they know he can’t. Rhodes ran away from being Stardust. Then he started a company that he couldn’t get over in. Then Rhodes comes back and his body gave out. His little peck popped. He couldn’t hack it. He’s not finishing any stories. On April 3rd Rhodes is gonna have to look in the mirror.
He’s gonna have to make a choice and do something his dad would be proud of. But no, Rhodes is just going to run away like a little bitch. Rhodes says Reigns is right. He did run away but what he did made it so people in other locker rooms could make a lot more money. And maybe he is just a professional wrestler. Rhodes is gonna vomit if someone else brings up his father. He’s not coming to the ring to hit a bionic elbow and his brother works elsewhere. At WrestleMania, Reigns is gonna be face-to-face with just him.
If Reigns wants to talk about family, let’s talk about Rhodes mean-ass Cuban mother, who would tell him to knock Reigns out where he stands. Rhodes says if Reigns wants to talk about what happens after WrestleMania, this is whats going to happen to Reigns. Jimmy, Jey, and Sikoa are all going to leave him. Rhodes says Sikoa has been eyeballing him but he’s not ready. Then Heyman is going to go back to being an advocate.
Reigns is going to be a chief without a tribe. Reigns drops the mic and leaves the ring. Sikoa stays. Rhodes gets in Sikoa’s face and tells him to bring it. Sikoa starts to leave but Rhodes says he knew Sikoa wasn’t ready. Sikoa yells and turns around. Rhodes kicks Sikoa in the face. Before Sikoa can attack, Reigns grabs him from behind and tells him not to.

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