WWE RAW Results (5/9) Hartford, CT – We are live from the XL Center in Hartford, CT, as RK-Bro make its way to the ring. Randy Orton welcomes everyone to Raw. He says unfortunately, last night, his partner and him, even though they gave everything, they lost the battle to the Bloodline. Before this is all said and done, we will win the war. It was the Usos idea for the match to be a title unification match but that didn’t happen. A few weeks ago, the Big Dog himself, Roman Reigns, tore up that contract because he knows his cousins cannot hold a candle to them. We want the Smackdown Tag Titles. We want to unify the tag titles and become the unified tag team champions.
Riddle says since it looks like Roman has to make all of the Usos decisions, they will go to Smackdown and go to Roman to demand that tag title match. If he says no, it just goes to show that the tribal chief has no confidence in his cousins. He will still show up with his scooter and Randy will… show up.
The Street Profits interrupt and make their way to the stage.
Montez says it was a tough loss last night. Dawkins says the Bloodline are tough. Like we showed you a few weeks ago, they aren’t the ones to be worried about, we are. Ford says he heard that they have unfinished business with the Bloodline, but tonight, the three most important words… we got next. We will be the ones to unify the tag titles. Dawkins says you have been talking smack and haven’t mentioned our names. It will be you versus us for those titles. Ford says when the smoke and the fog clears, we want not just the Raw tag team titles, we want the smoke.
Riddle says RK-Bro 4:20 because we just smoked your asses. Randy says they will do it with the three most dangerous letters in sports entertainment, RK-Bro.
We go to commercial.
RAW Tag Team Championship
RK-Bro (c) vs. The Street Profits
Riddle and Ford start things off and Ford with a rollup for a near fall. Ford with an inside cradle for a near fall. Ford with a rollup for a near fall and he pats Riddle on the top of the head. They lock up and Riddle goes for a cross arm breaker but Ford with a rollup for a near fall. Riddle gets on Ford’s back for a sleeper but Ford with a snap mare. Riddle with a rollup for a near fall and he pats Ford on the head. Ford with a drop kick to Riddle and Dawkins tags in. Dawkins with a shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall. Dawkins with a back elbow for a near fall.
Dawkins misses a twisting splash into the corner and Riddle with kicks and Orton tags in. Orton with European uppercuts to Dawkins. Orton sends Dawkins into the turnbuckles a few times. Orton punches Dawkins in the corner. Riddle tags in and Orton with a snap mare and Orton flips Riddle onto Dawkins for a near fall. Ford tags in and Riddle sends Dawkins over the top rope to the floor. Dawkins trips Riddle on the apron and Ford with a flip dive onto Riddle.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Riddle with forearms. Ford stops Riddle from making the tag and hits a short arm clothesline. Riddle lands on his feet on a suplex attempt and Riddle with a jumping knee. Orton and Dawkins tag in. Orton with two clotheslines and he ducks a clothesline before hitting the power slam. Orton power slams Ford as well. Orton with an IEDDT and then Orton looks around to twist to the mat and Dawkins avoids an RKO but Riddle tags in. Riddle with a jumping knee and Riddle sends Ford over the top rope to the floor. Riddle with a running kick to Ford on the apron and Riddle with a twisting Asai Moonsault but he hits Orton instead of Ford.
Dawkins with a spinebuster and Ford tags in and hits the Seven Star Frog Splash but Orton makes the save. Orton and Dawkins fight on the floor. Riddle misses a kick and Ford with an enzuigiri. Ford goes up top and goes for a frog splash but Riddle with an RKO for the three count.
In the Arena:
Kevin Patrick is on the Okerlund interview platform and he brings out the United States Champion, Theory. Kevin asks Theory about his opponent’s streak and how will he prepare for Cody. Theory asks if he needs to prepare. He says he can do this all day. He says he is the youngest United States Champion for a reason. He is barely scratching the surface of his potential. Before his return at Wrestlemania, I was practically in diapers the last time Cody was in WWE. I am all about the future and the future is the United States Champion.
— Edge makes his way to the ring through the smoke and he is joined by Damian Priest and Rhea Ripley. We go to commercial.
In the Arena:
We are back and Judgment Day is in the ring.
Edge says they formed Judgment Day because they were sick of being sheep like you. It got me a Hall of Fame ring? Big deal because I am bigger than the Hall of Fame. You can point to any part of my body and it has undergone surgery but did you care? You sit there and hide with your anger and resentment and go home and post your stupid and asinine comments. You hate it because it is true. We hold the mirror up to each and every one of you. We can look at any mirror we want and we love what we see. AJ Styles and you morons in Hartford don’t understand that nothing and no one can touch us.
Priest says the truth hurts. Individually, Edge and I could destroy each and every one of your favorites. We have become more together. If you thought that was bad or dangerous. Imagine adding an instrument of brutality. Priest tells everyone to rise for the newest member of Judgment Day, Rhea Ripley.
Rhea says joining Judgment Day was the easiest decision of her life. Edge, Damian, I saw the two of you change for the better and I wanted that. I am done signing autographs at the airport for the little kids running up to me who want to be me. The next day, I see those autographs being sold on E-Bay. I am done being used. That is why I joined. Speaking of being used, I have some unfinished business to attend. Liv Morgan. You no longer ride my coattails. I will give you a reason why when I destroy you.
Edge says unrealized potential is all that is about. They were ships without a rudder. I am their rudder and direction. They have taken things into their own hands. A few weeks ago, I pulled Rhea aside in my opinion that Liv was holding her down. I am the reason your favorite tag team split up. You’re welcome. I saw wasted domination and a juggernaut willing to live in the slow lane instead of running everything over. My message, my movement is not done. We aren’t finished yet and we are looking for more.
Liv Morgan’s music plays and she makes her way to the ring. We go to commercial.
Rhea Ripley vs. Liv Morgan
They exchange punches as the match starts. Rhea sends Liv to the mat with a punch. Rhea tosses Liv by the hair and connects with a shoulder to the midsection in the corner. Rhea tosses Liv by the hair again. Rhea runs into a kick but Rhea with punches and shoulders in the corner. Rhea puts Liv on the turnbuckles and punches Liv. Rhea climbs the turnbuckles and sets for a superplex but Liv pushes Rhea to the mat. Liv with a springboard head scissors take down and a drop kick. Rhea with a kick to Liv for a near fall. Rhea with punches to Liv. Rhea sends Liv face first into the mat. Rhea with a forearm to the back. Rhea chokes Liv in the ropes.
Edge waves hello to Liv while Rhea kicks Liv in the back. Rhea slams Liv’s face into the mat. Rhea with a forearm to the back and a body scissors. Liv leans back and gets a near fall. Rhea with a clothesline and she gets a near fall with a Jericho cover. Rhea grinds her boot into Liv’s back. Rhea sets for RipTide but Liv escapes and avoids a clothesline. Liv with forearms to Rhea. Liv with kicks and an enzuigiri. Liv with a floatover DDT and Liv with a springboard hesitation face buster for a near fall.
Rhea with a round kick to the temple and then she runs into an elbow in the corner. Liv misses a missile drop kick and Rhea with a reverse cloverleaf and Liv taps out.
Winner: Rhea Ripley
After the match, The Judgment Day stands tall together in the middle of the ring as the music hits. Edge nods at Rhea and she goes to Liv for a post-match attack. Ripley rag-dolls Liv with the Cloverleaf and makes her scream out while Edge gets down in her face, laughing and taunting her. The Judgment Day stands tall again but the music interrupts and out comes Finn Balor to the stage. He walks towards the ring as the music hits again and out comes AJ Styles. Styles stands with Balor on the ramp as we go back to a break.
Finn Balor vs. Damian Priest
They lock up and Balor with an arm bar. Priest goes for a slam but Balor gets to his feet and applies a side head lock. Priest with a shoulder tackle. Balor with kicks. Priest with a forearm and kick followed by punches. Priest with an Irish whip and elbow into the corner. Balor with a drop kick to the knees and a kick to the back of the leg. Balor wraps the leg in the ropes. Priest boxes the ears and then Priest with a clothesline and kicks to Balor. Damian with a Broken Arrow for a near fall. Priest with an arm bar. Balor with a jaw breaker and boots in the corner.
Priest with a face plant to Balor and he gets a near fall. Priest with a rear chin lock. Priest with a knee to the midsection and Balor floats through into a side Russian leg sweep. Balor with chops and a drop kick to the knee. Balor with a double leg take down and punches. Balor with another double leg take down and a double stomp. Balor with shoulders in the corner. Priest sets for a choke slam but Balor counters with a victory roll and he gets a near fall. Balor with sling blade and a clothesline that sends Priest over the top rope to the floor. Balor sets for a flip dive onto Priest but Ripley blocks his path.
Edge with a spear and the referee calls for the bell.
Winner by DQ: FInn Balor
After the match, AJ goes after Edge and he punches him many times. Ripley grabs Styles and Styles sees who it is and he cannot hit a woman. Edge attacks AJ from behind and sends him into the turnbuckles. Edge and Priest hit Total Elimination.
— We see what happened between Omos and Bobby lashley at WrestleMania Backlash.
Omos and MVP make their way to the ring as we go to commercial.
We are back and Kevin Owens is with Alpha Academy and Chad is explaining the process to determine that Ezekiel is Elias. Chad says he sent the red cup Elias used to his friend at the DNA lab. That will prove that he is Elias. He won’t be able to talk his way about it. Kevin says he has a special guest tonight. He says his brother Ken Owens has won the Grand Prix tournament two times and he will be here tonight to face EzekiElias. His lies will be done because Kevin says his older brother will beat the truth out of him.
We return to Omos and MVP in the ring. Porter says he needs everyone to show respect to the man that dominated and defeated the so called All Mighty at Backlash, Omos. Porter tells the crowd to respect him because everything he said since day one has been the truth. Bobby became the All Mighty because of MVP. Bobby’s ego got so big he didn’t want to share the spotlight any more and leave the man who made him a champion behind.
Cedric Alexander’s music plays and he says they did it. Everything MVP said about his was the truth. Alexander makes his way into the ring. He says with MVP’s leadership skills, your power, and his ability, we are going to dominate. Porter wants to know who is ‘we’. Alexander says Omos put Lashley down last night.
Bobby Lashley’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring, but he does not have his platform to stand on. Lashley attacks security and runs one of them face first into the ring post. Alexander comes off the apron and Lashley catches him and throws Cedric into the ringside barrier. Lashley gets in Omos’ face and Omos pushes Lashley. Lashley clotheslines Omos over the top rope to the floor. Alexander jumps on Lashley’s back and Lashley with a snap mare to Alexander and Porter escapes. Lashley catches Cedric off the ropes and appllies a full nelson.
Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville are in the office and Sonya says she gets the job done. Pearce says they need to have a conversation tonight. Sonya says she does not care who her opponent is because it is not personal, it is business.
Sonya heads to the ring as we go to commercial.
— We are back and Adam Pearce comes out and tells Sonya he was trying to tell her the formal investigation has been concluded. Upper management found that you recklessly abused your power so your contract as a WWE official is terminated. You are still a WWE Superstar and your opponent will be… Alexa Bliss!
Sonya Deville vs. Alexa Bliss
Bliss with a kick and a DDT. Alexa goes to the turnbuckles and hits Twisted Bliss for the three count. That’s all.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
After the match, Bliss is thrilled while she celebrates to her music starting up. Deville is crying at ringside as we go to replays. Bliss takes Lilly and heads to the back while Deville throws a fit at ringside.
– We see some WrestleMania Backlash highlights and the announcers hype Cody Rhodes vs. Theory for tonight.
— We go back to the ring and out comes Ezekiel to a pop. Back to commercial.
In the Arena:
Back from the break and the younger brother of Elias is in the ring and he’s fired up. The music hits and out comes Kevin Owens dressed as his older brother, Ken Owens. Owens takes the mic and introduces himself. Ezekiel says hello. Owens says don’t do that because he’s trying to prove a point, that the people really don’t believe this isn’t Elias, besides maybe a few dumbasses. Owens asks who believes this is really Elias’ younger brother and the crowd pops.
Owens insults the Hartford crowd for being idiots or liars. Owens yells at Ezekiel, telling him to cut the crap. Ezekiel advises Owens not to yell. Owens finally reveals that he is Kevin, not Ken. He demands Ezekiel admit he’s Elias. Zeke says he is not Elias but right now would be the perfect time for Elias to come out and sing a lullaby to Owens to calm him down. Owens attacks Zeke from the side and beats him down. Zeke fights back and unloads in the corner.
Chad Gable rushes the ring but Zeke hits a big boot. Otis then rushes in and now Ezekiel is getting triple teamed. Otis with a big splash while Ezekiel is held down in the middle of the ring. Alpha Academy holds Ezekiel up now, allowing Owens to drop him with a Stunner. Owens and Alpha Academy taunt Ezekiel and stand over him as the boos continue and Owens’ music starts up.
We see how a returning Asuka interrupted Becky Lynch while she ranted on RAW two weeks ago. Adam Pearce is backstage with Asuka now, commenting on how she is more than deserving for a title shot. Lynch appears and she’s not happy with how she still hasn’t received a rematch, while Asuka is being handed a title shot. Pearce says Asuka must defeat the champion in a non-title match tonight, then she earns a title shot. Lynch keeps arguing with Pearce, reminding how she handed Asuka the title two weeks ago. Asuka interrupts and yells at Lynch, saying she didn’t need her. Lynch yells at Pearce some more as he walks off. Asuka says Lynch gave her the title to go and become a mommy, but she’s not acting like a mommy, she’s acting like a baby. Lynch ends up walking off while Asuka taunts her for crying.
— We go back to the ring and out comes Veer Mahaan. Back to commercial.
Veer Mahaan vs. Frank Roman
Byron Saxton is in the ring with Frank Roman (a very big guy) and he asks Frank if he has any concerns coming into this match. Frank says he does not want to get stretchered out of the ring, but he has a wife and three triplets at home. He says he has to do this for his family.
They lock up and Veer with a waist lock take down and a second one. Roman with elbows and he avoids a clothesline. Roman with a boot or two but Veer stays on his feet. Veer with a Thesz Press and a side slam. Veer with an Irish whip and splash into the corner. Veer with a clothesline followed by a seated splash to the back. Veer with the Cervical Clutch and Roman taps out.
Winner: Veer Mahaan
Kevin Patrick is in the back with Cody Rhodes. Kevin congratulates Cody on his win last night and what is next for him and Seth. Cody says he is done with Seth because he walked away with the victory. Theory is brimming with potential. He says you have to dig to find it. Nothing sounds better than the American Nightmare being the new United States Champion.
Cody Rhodes makes his way to the ring as we go to commercial.
United States Championship
Cody Rhodes vs. Theory (c)
Cody goes for the leg but Theory gets to the corner and Cody with a clean break. Theory pushes Cody to get out of the corner. They lock up and Cody with a hammer lock and Theory with a reversal. Cody with a single leg take down but Theory gets to the ropes. They lock up and Theory with a side head lock. Theory sends Cody to the mat and does a Stardust cartwheel. Cody with a kick and drop down punch. Cody with a back slide for a near fall. Cody goes for an O’Connor Roll but Theory gets in teh ropes. Theory wtih a back elbow and Theory with a wrist lock. Cody with a punch and he sends Theory to the apron. Theory drops Cody on the rope and hits a slingshot rolling drop kick for a near fall.
Theory with a kick for a near fall. Theory with a reverse chin lock. Theory with a back elbow. Theory with forearms to the back and then a punch. Cody with a punch to Theory but Theory with a kick to the knee. Theory with a suplex and he floats over for a near fall. Cody and Theory exchange punches and forearms. Theory goes for a suplex but Cody blocks it and hits a gourdbuster and a drop kick. Cody with a springboard round kick that knocks Theory off the apron.
Cody goes to the apron and he goes for a kick but Theory blocks it and sends Cody face first into the apron. Theory pulls off the hood of the announce table and moves the monitors. Theory kicks Cody to the floor and Cody goes to the announce table. Cody with punches and chops. They fight on the table and Theory gets back in the ring.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Theory with a rear chin lock. We see footage from the commercial when Theory connected with a clothesline. Cody lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt. Both men with cross body blocks and both men go down. Cody with punches and a flying forearm. Cody floats over and hits a power slam for a near fall. Cody goes to the turnbuckles and hits a moonsault for a near fall.
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WWE RAW Results (5/9) Hartford, CT