WWE Raw Results (1/16/23): Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin

WWE Raw
January 16, 2023
Heritage Bank Center
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Commentators: (Kevin Patrick & Corey Graves)

Backstage Interviewers: (Cathy Kelley & Byron Saxton)

Ring Announcer: (Mike Rome)

Transcription by Josh Lopez

First Match: Solo Sikoa w/The Usos vs. Mustafa Ali 

Ali with a Flying Crossbody Block before the bell rings. Sikoa launches Ali to the corner. Ali slips over Sikoa’s back. Ali unloads two knife edge chops. Sikoa reverses out of the irish whip from Ali. Sikoa with The Samoan Drop. Sikoa is raining down haymakers in the corner. Sikoa with a Running Hip Attack for a two count. Sikoa applies a rear chin lock. Ali with heavy bodyshots. Sikoa HeadButts Ali. Sikoa whips Ali across the ring. Ali holds onto the ropes. Ali ducks a clothesline from Sikoa. Ali with two running dropkicks. Ali ducks another clothesline from Sikoa. Ali SuperKicks Sikoa to the floor. Ali goes for The Suicide Dive, but Sikoa counters with a straight right hand.

Sikoa with an Inside Out Lariat for a two count. Sikoa talks smack to Ali. Sikoa with three haymakers. Sikoa goes for a Running Hip Attack, but Ali ducks out of the way. Ali with a shoulder block. Sikoa catches Ali in mid-air. Sikoa whips Ali into the steel ring post. Kevin Owens starts brawling with The Usos. Ali drops Sikoa with The Tornado DDT for a two count. Sikoa avoids The 450 Splash. Sikoa connects with The Samoan Spike to pickup the victory. After the match, Owens kicks Sikoa in the gut. Owens plants Sikoa with The Stunner. Owens and The Usos gets into a massive pull apart brawl.

Winner: Solo Sikoa via Pinfall 

Second Match: The Street Profits vs. Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander 

Angelo Dawkins and Shelton Benjamin will start things off. Benjamin knocks Ford off the ring apron with a Rising Knee Strike. Dawkins with forearm shivers. Dawkins whips Benjamin across the ring. Benjamin with a waist lock go-behind. Dawkins with three sharp elbow strikes. Dawkins blocks a boot from Benjamin. Benjamin with a Spin Kick. Benjamin with a Release German Suplex. Benjamin applies a front face lock. Benjamin tags in Alexander. Hurt Business gangs up on Dawkins. Double Irish Whip. Dawkins rocks Benjamin with a forearm smash. Dawkins tags in Ford. Ford with an Apron Enzuigiri. Ford with a Flying Crossbody Block. Ford sends Alexander into the ropes. Ford with an Inside Out Lariat. Ford slaps Alexander in the face. Ford launches Alexander over the top rope. Alexander ducks a clothesline from Ford. Alexander drags Ford out to the apron.

Alexander goes for a German Suplex, but Ford counters with a back elbow smash. Ford with a Falling Lariat on the apron. MVP makes his way down to the ringside area. Hurt Business has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Alexander with The Bell Clap. Alexander tags in Benjamin. Double Irish Whip. Ford dives over Alexander. Ford crawls under Benjamin’s legs. Ford tags in Dawkins. Dawkins with two clotheslines. Dawkins knocks Alexander off the apron. Benjamin kicks Dawkins in the gut. Benjamin whips Dawkins across the ring. Dawkins leapfrogs over Benjamin. Dawkins with a corkscrew elbow strike. Dawkins with The 360 Stinger Splash. Dawkins follows that with a Spinning Enzuigiri. Dawkins tags in Ford.

Dawkins hits The SpineBuster. Ford connects with The Frog Splash for a two count. Ford dumps Alexander out of the ring. Street Profits goes for The Doomsday BlockBuster, but Alexander counters with a chop block. Benjamin with an Avalanche Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Ford with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Dawkins and Alexander are tagged in. Ford sends Benjamin tumbling to the floor. Ford with The Slingshot Pescado. Dawkins leapfrogs over Alexander. Alexander lands The Suicide Dive. Dawkins responds with a SomerSault Plancha. Dawkins rolls Alexander back into the ring. Dawkins with The 360 Stinger Splash. The referee gets distracted by MVP. Assisted Knee Strike for a two count. Dawkins plants Alexander with The Rolling Crucifix to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Street Profits via Pinfall

Third Match: Elias vs. Omos w/MVP 

Elias with a running forearm smash. Elias is throwing haymakers at Omos. Omos launches Elias to the corner. Omos shoves Elias. Omos drops Elias with The Big Boot. Elias regroups on the outside. Elias sends Omos ribs first into the ring apron. Elias unloads a flurry of strikes. Elias applies The Sleeper Hold. Omos sends Elias back first into the floor. Elias side steps Omos into the steel ring post. MVP stops Elias in his tracks. Elias grabs his guitar. Omos HeadButts Elias. Omos smashes Elias guitar in half. Elias with a series of rising knee strikes. Elias ascends to the top turnbuckle. Omos connects with The ChokeBomb to pickup the victory.

Winner: Omos via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Damian Priest & Dominik Mysterio w/The Judgment Day vs. The Alpha Academy 

Dominik Mysterio and Chad Gable will start things off. Gable immediately attacks the left knee of Mysterio. Mysterio tags in Priest. Gable ducks a clothesline from Priest. Priest goes for a GutWrench Suplex, but Gable lands back on his feet. Gable ducks a clothesline from Priest. Gable applies a waist lock. Gable ducks under the back elbow from Priest. Priest tosses Gable out of the ring. Wrist Lock Exchange. Gable grapples around Priest. Priest blocks the drop toe hold. Gable avoids a flurry of strikes from Priest. Gable applies The Ankle Lock. Priest uses his feet to create separation. Priest with a Leaping Foot Stomp. Priest with heavy bodyshots in the corner. Gable side steps Priest into the turnbuckles. Gable with a Dragon Screw Leg Whip. Gable tags in Dozovic. Gable applies the cravate. Dozovic with a running sledge. Dozovic applies a wrist lock. Gable tags himself in.

Gable with a flying double axe handle strike. Gable punches Mysterio. Priest applies a side headlock. Priest reverses out of the irish whip from Gable. Gable spills to the floor. Gable applies The Rope Assisted Arm-Bar. Mysterio tags in Priest. Priest stops Gable in his tracks. Priest with two mid-kicks. Priest kicks the left hamstring of Gable. Priest with The Rolling Elbow. Priest with a leaping back elbow smash. Priest follows that with The Broken Arrow for a two count. Priest puts Gable on the top turnbuckle. Forearm Exchange. Priest tags in Mysterio. Mysterio with clubbing blows to Gable’s back. Gable blocks The SuperPlex. Gable lands The Diving HeadButt. Dozovic and Priest are tagged in.

Dozovic with a shoulder block. Dozovic with a Discus Lariat. Dozovic drives his knee into the midsection of Mysterio. Dozovic with a running knee lift. Priest nails Dozovic with The Bell Clap. Dozovic blocks The South Of Heaven. Dozovic HeadButts Priest. Priest SuperKicks Dozovic. Dozovic hits The World’s Strongest Slam for a two count. Priest kicks Dozovic in the face. Mysterio tags himself in. Dozovic with Two Body Avalanches. Dozovic delivers The Caterpillar. Mysterio pulls Gable off the apron. Gable with The Exploder Suplex on the floor. Priest punches Dozovic in the back. Priest with The Avalanche South Of Heaven. Gable responds with The America Automatic. Mysterio rolls Gable over for a two count. Gable applies The Ankle Lock. The referee gets distracted by Ripley. Priest connects with another South Of Heaven. Mysterio hooks the outside leg to pickup the victory.

Winner: Damian Priest & Dominik Mysterio via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Io Shirai w/Dakota Kai vs. Mia Yim w/Candice LeRae 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Yim sends Shirai face first into the canvas. Shirai kicks Yim in the gut. Yim reverses out of the irish whip from Shirai. Yim ducks a clothesline from Shirai. Yim with a running dropkick. Yim with a running forearm smash. Yim sends Shirai to the corner. Shirai side steps Yim into the turnbuckles. Shirai matrix under a clothesline from Yim. Yim decks Shirai with a back elbow smash. Shirai slams Yim’s head on the top rope. Shirai with a knee lift. Shirai with a Missile Dropkick. Shirai pops back on her feet. Shirai with The Shotgun Meteora for a two count. Shirai with clubbing blows to Yim’s back. Shirai slams Yim’s head on the top turnbuckle pad.

Shirai rams Yim’s face across the top strand. Yim kicks Shirai in the face. Yim with forearm shivers. Shirai applies The CrossFace. Yim rolls Shirai over for a two count. Shirai with a double sledge. Yim goes for a Back Body Drop, but Shirai lands back on her feet. Shirai with The Shotei. Shirai hammers down on the back of Yim’s neck. Yim goes for a PowerBomb, but Shirai lands back on her feet. Yim drops Shirai with a Leaping NeckBreaker. Yim with Three Mid-Kicks. Yim follows that with a Flapjack. Yim with a low dropkick. Shirai clings onto the top rope. Yim avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Yim with a Wheelbarrow Suplex. Yim gets distracted by Kai. Shirai rolls Yim over for a two count. Shirai with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Yim connects with Eat Defeat to pickup the victory. After the match, Kai attacks Yim from behind. LeRae SuperKicks Shirai. LeRae plants Kai with The CodeBreaker.

Winner: Mia Yim via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Bronson Reed vs. Akira Tozawa 

Reed with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Reed applies a waist lock. Tozawa grabs the top rope which forces the break. Tozawa dropkicks Corbin. Tozawa delivers his combination offense. Reed drops Tozawa with a Leaping Body Block. Reed with a straight right hand. Reed chops Tozawa. Reed with an elbow smash. Reed repeatedly stomps on Tozawa’s chest. Reed is choking Tozawa with his boot. Reed levels Tozawa with The Body Avalanche. Reed bodyslams Tozawa. Reed with The Steam Roller.

Reed applies a waist lock. Tozawa with three sharp elbow strikes. Tozawa with a Spinning Back Kick. Reed dodges The Windmill Kick. Tozawa crawls under Reed’s legs. Tozawa with The Windmill Kick. Tozawa with a Hurricanrana. Tozawa follows that with a Sliding Dropkick. Tozawa lands The Suicide Dive. Reed catches Tozawa in mid-air. Reed PowerBombs Tozawa into the ringside barricade. Reed with a diving shoulder tackle off the ring apron. Reed rolls Tozawa back into the ring. Reed connects with The Tsunami to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bronson Reed via Pinfall 

Updated WWE Royal Rumble 2023 Match Card 

– Bianca BelAir (c) vs. Alexa Bliss For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship

โ€“ Bray Wyatt vs. LA Knight In A Pitch Black Match

โ€“ The 2023 Womenโ€™s Royal Rumble Match

โ€“ The 2023 Menโ€™s Royal Rumble Match

โ€“ Roman Reigns (c) w/Paul Heyman vs. Kevin Owens For The Undisputed WWE Universal Championship

Seventh Match: Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Finn Balor vs. The Miz vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin w/JBL In A Six Way Elimination Match. The Winner Will Battle Austin Theory For The WWE United States Championship At RAW 30

Austin Theory joins the commentary team for this match. A pier six brawl ensues after the bell rings. Ziggler slams Miz’s head on the announce table. Rollins and Balor engages in rockers punches. Balor blocks a boot from Rollins. Rollins with a Rolling Elbow. Balor chops Rollins. Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Balor responds with an Overhead Kick. JBL trips Lashley. Corbin attacks Lashley from behind. Miz launches Ziggler into the timekeeper’s area. Ziggler HeadButts Miz. Ziggler with a Tornado DDT on the floor. Rollins with a GutBuster. Corbin has Rollins perched on the top turnbuckle. Corbin with two haymakers. Rollins blocks The SuperPlex. Balor and Corbin goes for a Double SuperPlex, but Lashley counters with The Tower Of Doom. Rollins avoids The Spear. Miz clotheslines Rollins over the top rope. Lashley blocks The Zig Zag. Lashley denies The Skull Crushing Finale. Ziggler drops Lashley with The Famouser. Miz hits The Skull Crushing Finale for a two count. Miz blocks The Leaping DDT. Miz with Corner IT! Kicks. Miz with The Awesome Clothesline. Miz kicks Corbin off the ring apron. Miz rolls Ziggler over for a two count.

Miz with The Big Boot. Miz with more IT! Kicks. Balor rolls Miz over for a two count. Miz kicks Balor in the ribs. Miz with a Roundhouse Kick. Ziggler avoids The Roundhouse Kick. Ziggler goes for The SuperKick, but Miz counters with The Figure Four Leg Lock. Ziggler reverses the hold. Rollins delivers The Curb Stomp to score the first pinfall of this match. The Miz has been eliminated. Balor and Corbin gangs up on Rollins and Ziggler. Balor and Corbin drives Lashley face first into the steel ring post. Rollins with two clotheslines. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Balor. Rollins kicks Balor in the chest. Rollins with The Discus Lariat. Rollins with a Flying Knee Strike off the apron. Rollins spits water at Theory. Rollins rolls Balor back into the ring. Rollins with an Overhead Kick. Ziggler pulls Rollins off Corbin’s shoulders. Rollins and Ziggler tees off on Corbin. Ziggler dropkicks Corbin. Running Forearm Party. Lashley pulls Corbin out of the ring. Lashley whips Corbin into the steel ring steps. Rollup Exchange. Rollins avoids The SuperKick. Rollins lands The Suicide Dive. Balor side steps Ziggler into the turnbuckles. Balor with The SomerSault Plancha. Ziggler with a Flying Crossbody Block to the outside.

Ziggler rolls Corbin back into the ring. Corbin with a low blow. Corbin goes for a PowerBomb, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Ziggler SuperKicks Corbin. Lashley goes for a Spear, but Ziggler counters with a knee lift. Ziggler with The Zig Zag. Ziggler SuperKicks Balor in mid-air. Rollins responds with The Pedigree. Dolph Ziggler has been eliminated. Corbin uses Balor as a battering ram. Corbin nails Balor with Deep Six for a two count. Corbin transitions into a corner mount. Corbin is throwing haymakers at Rollins. Rollins slaps Corbin in the face. Rollins with a flurry of strikes. Corbin launches Rollins over the top rope. Rollins with a forearm smash. Corbin punches Rollins in mid-air. Corbin and Lashley are trading back and forth shots. Lashley with a corner clothesline. Lashley with a Corner Spear. Lashley with clubbing shoulder blocks. Lashley with a NeckBreaker. Lashley clotheslines Corbin over the top rope. Lashley drops Balor with a shoulder tackle. Lashley with a DDT/Flatliner Combination.

Lashley kicks Rollins in the gut. Lashley nails Rollins with The Dominator for a two count. Lashley blocks The Apron Enzuigiri. Lashley with The Delayed Vertical Suplex. Lashley gets distracted by MVP and Omos. Corbin with a Running Lariat. Balor with The SlingBlade. Rollins clotheslines Corbin to the floor. Balor with The Shotgun Dropkick. Balor with The Coupe De Grace to Lashley. Rollins responds with another Curb Stomp. Finn Balor has been eliminated. Corbin pulls Rollins out of the ring. Corbin tosses Rollins around the ringside area. Rollins SuperKicks Corbin in mid-air. Omos launches Rollins over the announce table. Lashley connects with The Spear. Baron Corbin has been eliminated. Lashley told MVP to stay out of his business. Theory clocks Lashley with the US Title. Theory blocks The Chokeslam. Rollins nails Omos with The Curb Stomp on the announce table. Rollins unloads on Theory. Rollins clotheslines Theory into the timekeeper’s area. Rollins SuperKicks MVP off the apron. Lashley plants Rollins with The Spear to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez

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