WWE Raw featured a heated confrontation between the Judgment Day and Cody Rhodes, who was joined by some unexpected allies. The show also saw the Judgment Day defend their tag team titles against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn, who had a surprise partner of their own. Here are some of the highlights and reactions from the September 25, 2023 episode of WWE Raw.
Cody Rhodes stands up to the Judgment Day
Cody Rhodes opened the show by calling out the Judgment Day, the most dominant faction in WWE history. He said that he had saved Jey Uso last week because he respected his decision to reject the Judgment Day’s offer. He also challenged Seth Rollins to a match at Hell in a Cell, saying that he would end his reign of terror.
The Judgment Day came out to confront Cody, who was soon joined by Jey Uso, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. The four men stood their ground against the five members of the Judgment Day, who backed away. However, JD McDonagh, the enforcer of the Judgment Day, came out with two chairs and attacked Cody and his allies. He was followed by Dominik Mysterio, Damian Priest and Finn Balor, who joined the brawl. The Judgment Day retreated, but not before Damian Priest got a beating from the babyfaces.
Tegan Nox shocks Natalya with a quick victory
Tegan Nox made her Raw debut against Natalya, the former women’s tag team champion. Nox surprised Natalya with a roll-up pin in less than a minute, earning a huge upset win. Natalya was furious and attacked Nox after the match, but Nox fought back and hit her with the Shiniest Wizard. Nox celebrated her victory, while Natalya looked embarrassed and angry.
Dominik Mysterio retains the North American title against Dragon Lee
Dominik Mysterio defended his North American title against Dragon Lee, the masked sensation from Mexico. The match was fast-paced and exciting, with both men showing their athleticism and agility. Dragon Lee came close to winning several times, but Dominik managed to kick out or escape. Dominik hit Dragon Lee with a 619 and a frog splash to retain his title. After the match, Dominik shook hands with Dragon Lee, who congratulated him on his win.
Nia Jax defeats Zoey Stark and Drew McIntyre in a handicap match
Nia Jax, the Raw women’s champion, faced Zoey Stark and Drew McIntyre in a handicap match. Jax dominated the match, overpowering both of her opponents with ease. She tossed Stark around the ring and slammed McIntyre with a Samoan drop. She pinned Stark after a leg drop to win the match. Jax then grabbed a microphone and said that she was the most dominant woman in WWE history, and that no one could stop her.
The Judgment Day retains the tag team titles against Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn
The main event of the night was the tag team title match between the Judgment Day and Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn. The match was chaotic and intense, with both teams giving their best. Owens and Zayn had the advantage at first, using their teamwork and experience to isolate Dominik Mysterio. However, the Judgment Day fought back, with Damian Priest and Finn Balor tagging in and out. The match turned into a brawl, with JD McDonagh, Jey Uso and Cody Rhodes getting involved. The Judgment Day used the distraction to hit Owens with a double stomp and a reckoning to retain their titles. The show ended with the Judgment Day celebrating, while Cody and his allies looked on.