WWE Raw Results – August 14, 2023: Judgment Day’s Reign of Chaos Continues
In a night filled with electrifying action and unexpected twists, the August 14, 2023 episode of WWE Raw delivered a rollercoaster of emotions for fans worldwide. The night kicked off with a surprise absence as Finn Bálor was noticeably absent from The Judgment Day’s entrance, leaving fans wondering about his whereabouts.
The opening segment witnessed JD McDonagh stepping forward to address the missing Bálor. However, Damian Priest interrupted the dialogue, questioning the situation. In an unexpected turn of events, Sami Zayn stormed the scene, igniting a brawl with McDonagh. Despite Zayn’s valiant effort, McDonagh gained the upper hand due to Zayn’s injured elbow.
Sami Zayn def. JD McDonagh
After a commercial break, the anticipated match between Sami Zayn and JD McDonagh commenced. Zayn demonstrated his resilience by fighting through his injury, while McDonagh targeted his weakened arm. The two superstars put on an intense and physical display, weaving a compelling narrative that spanned two segments. As the match progressed, Finn Bálor appeared at ringside, causing a distraction that ultimately allowed Zayn to secure a hard-fought victory with the Helluva Kick.
Chad Gable def Giovanni Vinci
Chad Gable showcased his technical prowess by defeating Giovanni Vinci in an exhilarating bout. The match set the stage for Alpha Academy to trade verbal jabs with Gunther’s faction, setting the tone for Gable’s upcoming Intercontinental Championship match against Gunther. The encounter highlighted the athleticism of both competitors and culminated in Gable’s victory with a rolling German suplex.
Intercontinental Champion Gunther def. Otis
The powerhouse clash between Gunther and Otis captivated the audience, showcasing the sheer strength and resilience of both wrestlers. Despite Otis’s charismatic dance moves, Gunther emerged victorious with a powerbomb, solidifying his dominance in the ring.
Drew McIntyre & Matt Riddle def. The Viking Raiders
Matt Riddle and Drew McIntyre teamed up to face The Viking Raiders in a standard tag team match. The bout saw Riddle’s quirky entrance featuring cartoon raccoons, entertaining the audience. McIntyre unleashed his fury upon Erik and Ivar, securing the win for his team with a decisive Claymore kick.
Women’s World Champion Rhea Ripley def. Indi Hartwell
Rhea Ripley squared off against Indi Hartwell in a non-title match that showcased Ripley’s dominance. Ripley’s victory hinted at a possible future rivalry with Candice LeRae, as LeRae and Hartwell attacked the champion after the match.
Becky Lynch vs. Trish Stratus ended in a Double Count-Out
The highly anticipated clash between Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus brought together two generations of women’s wrestling. The bout highlighted Stratus’s resilience and Lynch’s determination, resulting in a double count-out as they brawled into the crowd. The involvement of Stark further complicated the situation, potentially extending the feud.
Cody Rhodes def. Finn Bálor
In the main event, Cody Rhodes faced Finn Bálor, with both competitors aiming to settle their personal differences. The match unfolded as a hard-hitting contest with twists and turns. The Judgment Day’s interference and the involvement of Priest and Dominik Mysterio added layers of drama to the bout. Rhodes capitalized on the chaos, utilizing a briefcase provided by Priest to secure the victory.
In reflection, the August 14, 2023 episode of WWE Raw delivered a mix of memorable moments, thrilling matches, and ongoing storylines that left fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter in the ongoing drama of the squared circle. From surprise absences to unexpected alliances, this episode truly demonstrated the unpredictability that defines the world of professional wrestling.