WWE RAW Results from Cincinnati, Ohio 1/17/2023

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WWE aired an episode of RAW live in Cincinnati, Ohio airing on USA Netowrk on 1/17/2023 and we have results. This taping took place at the Heritage Bank Center.

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WWE Raw Results 1/17/23

The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) and Solo Sikoa head to the ring to start tonight’s show. Jimmy Uso say that they are running both brands every single week, and says that before Solo puts a beating on Mustafa Ali, they need to address what happened on Friday. Jey Uso says Kevin Owens will learn cannot mess with Roman Reigns and get away with it, then he and Jimmy Uso announce that every generation of their family will be in an acknowledgement ceremony for Roman before The Usos defend the tag team titles at Raw 30. The Judgment Day (Finn Balor, Damian Priest, Rhea Ripley, Dominik Mysterio) then appear. Rhea Ripley says the only thing that The Bloodline needs to acknowledge is that The Judgment Day runs Raw, and Finn Balor says that they ran the gauntlet and are running straight for them. Finn Balor then thanks “the ex-con Dom” for stepping up and filling in for him and helping The Judgment Day become #1 contenders for the Raw tag team titles. Finn Balor winces due to his hurt rib, and Damian Priest says he needs Balor at 100%. He then says that the Raw tag team titles will permanently come back to Monday nights, then finds it odd that The Usos have never stepped up to them. Dominik says he smells fear and says The Usos are scared. Jimmy Uso makes fun of Dominik before Jey Uso tells The Judgment Day to check the track record and that they beat Dominik and his father Rey Mysterio to get their record-breaking run started and that they will beat The Judgment Day. Dominik says The Usos would not last a minute in the prison he was in, then says that in the pen, an Uso is called “a wanna-be ese,” with Solo Sikoa being the biggest wanna-be. Solo steps up to Dominik, and Rhea steps up to Solo. Solo has a staredown with Rhea, then Dominik hits a cheap shot. Solo headbutts Dominik, then both sides brawl. Solo and Rhea continue their staredown, and Rhea dares Solo to hit her. All of a sudden, Mustafa Ali attacks Solo from the top rope.

Solo Sikoa beats Mustafa Ali as Kevin Owens shows up and brawls with The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso), who have also just shown up. After the match, Owens hits Solo with a Stunner, then continues to beat him up, breaks down the announce table, and continues to punch him. As he proceeds to put Solo through the table, The Usos interfere, and Owens throws chairs at them as officials keep Owens away from The Usos and Solo Sikoa.

We hear from Bobby Lashley, who says that there is only one “All Mighty” and that elimination style means five people tap to the Hurt Lock. He says Austin Theory is only giving him extra victim and that his United States title reign will expire at Raw 30, when he puts him away for good.

We see part two of “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes’ road to recovery. It is then announced that Cody Rhodes will return at the men’s Royal Rumble match.

Backstage, Byron Saxton interviews Elias. Elias says 2022 was a rollercoaster, as he say Ezekiel’s career explode and than fizzle out too soon and he also had to deal with The Bloodline. He says that his vengeance tour begins at Royal Rumble, then MVP shows up from out of WWE official Adam Pearce’s office and tells Elias not to bother Adam Pearce about the Royal Rumble if he wants to play guitar again. Elias says MVP has not been relevant in years, but MVP says that if he keeps talking like that, he will face the eventual 2023 winner. Elias takes this as a challenge, and MVP goes back into Adam Pearce’s office.

The Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins and Montez Ford) beat Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin with a crucifix pin from Angelo Dawkins to Cedric Alexander. MVP shows up during the match to watch from ringside, and near the end, he distracts the referee. Cedric and Shelton hit a double team, but Dawkins still gets the win. Cedric and Shelton are not happy with MVP after the match.


Backstage, Cathy Kelley interviews The Judgment Day (Finn Balor, Damian Priest, Rhea Ripley, Dominik Mysterio). Finn Balor says that if anyone is ready for a Six-Pack Challenge, it is him. Suddenly, Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) shows up. Chad Gable tells Finn Balor that he and Damian Priest barely snuck past him, but he will get his revenge tonight. Rhea tells Gable to get lost before she does something she regrets, and Dominik says he has been pumping iron all day and night and that he will fight Gable. Gable says Dominik does not have a strong body or mind, and Priest tells Alpha Academy to take a walk or else they won’t be able to compete tonight. Alpha Academy walk away.

Becky Lynch heads to the ring from the crowd. She gets in the ring, then calls out Bayley, calling her a “Karen” in the process. Damage CTRL (Bayley, Iyo Sky, Dakota Kai) soon shows up, and after the term “Karen” has to be explained to Bayley, Bayley says Becky is bitter for losing to her and has no friends. Becky says she has an arena full of friends, much to the crowd’s delight, and says that Bayley peaked in 2015. Bayley says Becky ran off with her spot that year while she was in NXT, and says that Becky robbed her of everything that should have been hers. Becky questions Bayley’s reasons for staying in NXT, then says Bayley was supposed to be in the spotlight while she was supposed to be just another body, but she became the one with the spotlight because she loves this business. She then says that when Bayley is not the focus of attention, she blames everyone else but herself for it, but Bayley says Becky only became “The Man” because she was punched by another woman. Becky proposes punching Bayley in the face to get her stuck out of the rut she is in with Damage CTRL. Bayley says she has no problem facing Becky, but Becky mentions their match is a steel cage match. Bayley reluctantly says “No problem.” Becky tells Bayley she will see her next week.

Backstage, Dolph Ziggler is met by Mustafa Ali, who mockingly wishes Ziggler luck in the main event before reminding him of the opportunities he cost him. Ziggler tells him that nobody is handed anything around here and that he has no time for him today, then Ali attacks him and asks if he has his attention now.

Before the next match, MVP shows up and says that things are not going well for Elias and that things are about to get worse when he faces Omos.

Omos beats Elias.

Backstage, Byron Saxton interviews WWE official Adam Pearce. Pearce promises Raw 30 will be unforgettable, and that tonight’s main event will make that night even better. Suddenly, Akira Tozawa shows up wanting into the men’s Royal Rumble match. Pearce tells him he has to earn it, and Tozawa demands a match. Pearce tells him that if he wins, it will go a long way to helping his case. Tozawa is fired up.

The Judgment Day (Damian Priest and Dominik Mysterio) beat Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis) after Rhea Ripley distracts the referee.

WWE acknowledges Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“Michin” Mia Yim beats Iyo Sky after Dakota Kai distracts the referee, Candice LeRae pulls her off the apron and Iyo Sky takes down Candice from inside the ring only for Mia Yim to hit her with Eat Defeat. After the match, Dakota Kai attacks Mia Yim, but Candice LeRae lays her out.

Bianca Belair heads to the ring. Bianca tells the crowd that even though it has been just a couple of weeks, she has missed the fans, and says that even if she ends up with a scar on her face after what Alexa Bliss did to her, she would face her again and again. She says that with every risk comes the reward of staying Raw Women’s Champion, and while she was not here last week, she has heard everything Alexa has had to say, and dares her to say it to her face. Alexa shows up and says she will gladly repeat herself for her, and says that Bianca fears her. As she says the women’s Royal Rumble match is two weeks away, Bianca asks Alexa if she wants to beat 29 other women or if she wants to face her right there and then. Alexa asks what the catch is, then Bianca reminds Alexa that she wanted to be in control and that the choice is hers. Alexa says “I’ll see you at Rumble.” Bianca then says she can see her tonight, too, and the two of them brawl. Alexa throws Bianca over the barricade, but Bianca slowly rises up from the ground and grabs Alexa before brawling with her in the crowd. Bianca then sets up some chairs and is about to put her through them with a K.O.D. when smoke billows out of a nearby entryway. Alexa hits Bianca with a DDT on the concrete floor as Uncle Howdy can be seen in the smoking entryway.

Bronson Reed beats Akira Tozawa.

Backstage, Byron Saxton interviews Seth “Freakin'” Rollins. Rollins says he had his eyes set and his mind made up for the Royal Rumble, but he is in for tonight’s main event. Rollins says is winning tonight and taking back the United States Championship on his road to the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, as he wants it all and he wants it now.

Austin Theory guests on commentary for the next match.

Bobby Lashley beats The Miz, Dolph Ziggler, Finn Balor, Baron Corbin, and Seth “Freakin” Rollins to face Austin Theory for the WWE United States Championship next week. MVP and Omos show up during the match, distracting Lashley. Near the end of the match, Theory hits Lashley with the United States title, then gets goozled by Omos, who gets Stomped into the announce table by Rollins. Rollins also takes out MVP with a superkick, but Lashley takes Rollins out with a Spear to get the United States title match.

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