WWE Raw Results (04/10) - Solo Sikoa Vs. Kevin Owens, Women's Tag Team Title Match, We Hear From Cody Rhodes And More

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results of "WWE Raw" on April 10, 2023, coming to you live from the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington!

Becky Lynch and Lita will be putting their WWE Women's Tag Team Championship on the line against Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez in their first defense since earning themselves the title in late February. Morgan and Rodriguez defeated Damage CTRL's Dakota Kai and IYO SKY on last week's edition of "Raw" to secure their spot in tonight's match, and later earned a victory over Natalya and Shotzi a few days later on "WWE SmackDown".

Brock Lesnar shocked the world when he agreed to be Cody Rhodes tag team partner last week and subsequently attacked him ahead of their scheduled match with The Bloodline's Roman Reigns and Solo Sikoa. Lesnar delivered several F5s to "The American Nightmare", hit him with a chair, and sent him crashing through the announce desk. Tonight, Rhodes will be addressing the whole ordeal, as well as his recent loss to the aforementioned Reigns at WrestleMania 39 and his future in WWE after announcing he would be doing so in an Instagram post over the weekend.

We are live! Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick greet audiences at home as Rey Mysterio heads to the ring.

We Hear From Rey Mysterio

Rey welcomes fans to "Raw", then says he has to pour his heart out. He says it's been a great year for him and it should've been a great week for him last week when he competed at WrestleMania and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. He says facing his own son at WrestleMania wasn't ideal and tells Dominik Mysterio he wanted things to be different.

Dominik's music hits and he appears. He tells Rey to keep his name out of his mouth and says he's sick and tired of hearing about what Rey wants. He tells Rey that he never cared about him and he's now better off with his real family, The Judgment Day.

Rey calls Judgment Day "selfish idiots" and tells Dominik that they're just using him. Dominik says Rey is the selfish one and says he would've won at WrestleMania if it wasn't for Bad Bunny. He says he was using Bad Bunny, then throws it to a video of the ending of their WrestleMania match and Bad Bunny's confrontation with him and Damian Priest last Monday.

Dominik says Bad Bunny makes a lot of good songs, but when Priest put him through the table, it was music to his ears. Dominik says he hopes Bad Bunny stays out of Judgment Day's business before Rey informs him that Bad Bunny will be back and he will regret putting his hands on him. Dominik says those are just more empty words and tells Rey he should be more worried about what Judgment Day will do to him. Rey asks Dominik when he will man up and do things on his own, then says he seems like a lost cause. He invites him to step into the ring for a WrestleMania match, but Dominik says he won't fight his own father but knows someone who will.

Finn Balor's music hits and he heads down.

Rey Mysterio vs. Finn Balor (w/ Dominik Mysterio)

The bell rings and Balor sends Rey face first into the top turnbuckle. He follows it up with several shoulders to his midsection and rains down right hands before Rey returns the favor. He then delivers a dropkick and a tijeras to Balor. Balor fires back with an elbow drop and several stomps, then hits a back elbow and a few forearms to the back of his head. Rey responds with a tijeras that sends Balor to the outside, then follows it up with a baseball dropkick and a splash.

Back from the break, Rey fires off several forearms and ascends to the top. He delivers a senton, then follows it up with a crossbody off the ropes. He delivers a dropkick that sends Balor into the ropes and sets up for the 619, but Balor comes back with a flying clothesline and a dropkick that sends Rey into the turnbuckles. He ascends to the top, but Rey meets him there and delivers a series of headbutts. He hits another hurricanrana and goes for a pin, but Balor kicks out. Rey then sends Balor into the ropes and hits the 619, then climbs to the top and looks for a Frog Splash. Balor gets his knees up and goes for a pin, but Rey kicks out. Balor gets in the referee's face as Domnik sneaks up onto the apron with a chain wrapped around his hand. Rey knocks him off before he sends Balor out to join him and delivers a tope suicida that levels both of them. He sends Balor's head repeatedly bouncing off the announce desk, then tosses him back in the ring and goes to join him. Dominik clocks him with the chain while the referee is distracted by Balor on the apron, and Balor then delivers the Coup De Grace for the win.

Winner: Finn Balor

We then head to a video of Alpha Academy and Cathy Kelley. Before Alpha Academy can answer Kelley's question, Maxxine Dupri interrupts and begins arguing with Otis. We then hear a commotion, and the camera pans over to Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez checking on an injured Lita. Lita clutches her neck as the pair call for Adam Pearce, and he appears alongside officials, Becky Lynch, and Trish Stratus. Lynch then accuses Morgan and Rodriguez of attacking Lita, but they say they found her in the state she was in.

Back from the break, we head to a video recapping what happened between Roman Reigns, Solo Sikoa, Cody Rhodes and Brock Lesnar last week. 

We then head over to Byron Saxton and Becky Lynch in the Gorilla Position. Saxton asks Lynch for an update on Lita and who might've been responsible for the attack, and Lynch says Lita is being checked on at a local medical facility. She says she has no clue who attacked Lita, and adds that she will slap the head off of whoever attacked Lita. She says she would've defended the title by herself, but she found the perfect partner. Trish Stratus walks in, and the pair head to the ring to defend the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship. Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez follow them out. 

Becky Lynch and Trish Stratus (c) Liv Morgan and Raquel Rodriguez for the WWE Women's Tag Team Championship

Rodriguez and Lynch begin the action. The bell rings and Lynch slaps Rodriguez. Rodriguez shoves her into the corner, then tags in Morgan. Rodriguez whips Morgan into Lynch before Morgan delivers an enziguri and sets up for a suplex. Lynch reverses it into a roll up, but Morgan kicks out. Lynch delivers a kick to her face and looks for a splash in the corner, but Morgan ducks out of the way and delivers a knee. She follows it up with a kick to the back of her neck and a stomp, but Lynch fires back with a few uppercuts and tags in Stratus. Morgan catches Stratus with a back elbow, but Stratus catches her with a hurricanrana off the top. Lynch tags in and ascends to the top, then delivers a leg drop.

Back from the break, Stratus has Morgan in a chinlock. Morgan escapes, and the pair level one another with bulldogs. Rodriguez and Lynch tag back in. Rodriguez delivers a pair of clotheslines and a shoulder tackle, then follows it up with a Fallaway Slam and a corkscrew elbow. Lynch delivers a tijeras and a forearm, then ascends to the top and delivers a missile dropkick. She goes for a pin, but Rodriguez kicks out. Rodriguez sends Lynch's head bouncing off the top rope. The two women both then ascend to the top rope and Lynch delivers a series of headbutts. Rodriguez knocks her off, and Lynch tags in Stratus. Lynch ascends to the top with Stratus, but Rodriguez knocks Lynch off. Stratus then catches her with a hurricanrana and goes for a pin, but Rodriguez kicks out. Lynch tags in and Stratus holds Rodriguez in place as Lynch hits a dropkick. She then fires off a couple of forearms and looks for a kick, but Rodriguez catches her with a backbreaker and tags in Morgan. Morgan hits a DDT and goes for a pin, but Lynch kicks out.

Lynch sets up for the Dis-Arm-Her, but Morgan counters into a roll up. Lynch kicks out and sends Morgan into the middle turnbuckle face first and tags in Stratus. Stratus and Lynch sit Morgan on the top and follow her up there. They look for a superplex, but Rodriguez pulls all three women down.

Lynch and Morgan go back and forth with forearms before Lynch knocks Morgan to the mat and drags her into the corner. She ascends to the top, but Rodriguez sends Lynch toppling on top of Rodriguez. Lynch locks in the Dis-Arm-Her, but Rodriguez saves her partner. Stratus delivers the Stratusfaction before Morgan hits Oblivion. Lynch rolls through and delivers the Man Handle Slam, then goes for a pin. Rodriguez pulls Lynch to the outside, but Lynch fights her off and tags in Stratus. Stratus sets up for the Chick Kick, but Morgan rolls her up for the win.

Winners (and new): Raquel Rodriguez and Liv Morgan

After the match, Lynch holds Stratus' hand up and the two hug before Stratus clocks Lynch from behind. She then delivers the Chick Kick and gets in Lynch's face before she retreats to the back.

Back from the break, we head backstage to Byron Saxton. Stratus walks by and Saxton asks her why she turned on Lynch. Stratus doesn't respond and keeps walking.

We then head over to Dakota Kai and IYO SKY waiting outside of Adam Pearce's office. Bayley emerges and informs them that she convinced Pearce to keep Damage CTRL together during the WWE Draft. She says she went in there to get them a WWE Women's Tag Team Championship Match and says she was offered a match with Piper Niven and Michin, with the winner getting a shot at Bianca Belair's "Raw" Women's Championship. SKY and Kai offer to take Bayley's place in the match, and Bayley heads back in to talk to Pearce about that idea.

Back at ringside, Bobby Lashley heads down. Bronson Reed follows. 

Bobby Lashley vs. Bronson Reed

The bell rings and the two lock up before Lashley delivers a back elbow and several forearms and kicks. Reed fires back with several forearms of his own, but Lashley catches him with a DDT. Reed drapes Lashley on the top rope before Lashley sends Reed into the turnbuckles face first. Reed then sends Lashley crashing to the outside and delivers a shoulder tackle off the apron.

Back from the break, Reed delivers a boot to Lashley and mocks him. He fires off several right hands, but Lashley responds with a splash and a shoulder to Reed's midsection. He then hits a swinging neckbreaker and a suplex, then looks to cinch in The Hurt Lock. Reed blocks it and sends himself and Lashley tumbling to the mat, then sets up for Tsunami. Lashley rolls out of the way, but Reed still goes flying and takes down Lashley. Lashley then delivers a spinebuster and cinches in The Hurt Lock. Reed sends Lashley tumbling to the outside to break the hold, but Lashley catches him with a shoulder tackle. The referee begins a ten count as Reed sends Lashley into the ring post. Neither man makes it in the ring to beat the count on time.

Winner: N/A (double count out)

After the match, the two men begin brawling with one another.

Back from the break, Cody Rhodes heads to the ring.

We Hear From Cody Rhodes

Rhodes asks Seattle what they want to talk about. He says that's typically a redundant question, then says it feels a bit cloudy after this past week. He addresses losing his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship to Roman Reigns. He takes full responsibility for losing and apologizes, then says his friend Matt told him that being in the main event is a win itself. He says there's no point in stealing the show if you don't win. He says he also heard Paul Heyman's comments about him needing to earn another shot at the Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, then says that he doesn't need to earn it because he is it.

Rhodes then addresses Brock Lesnar and says as much as it was embarrassing to lose his match to Reigns with a rubber chicken next to his head, it hurt even more to have Lesnar turn on him after he offered him his partnership. He says he can almost understand if Lesnar was upset about his spot at WrestleMania, but says he also thinks that Lesnar is uncertain of him and the change he has brought. He says Lesnar sees a predator when he looks in the mirror and questions if Lesnar sees him as a victim. He says that if he was asked if he was scared of Lesnar, the answer would be yes. He says he would be crazy not to be scared, but says he still wants to fight Lesnar. He says he will leave no unturned and says he wants to make Lesnar see a victim when he looks in the mirror. He says he will fight Lesnar anywhere, anytime, and any place. Rhodes says he knows Lesnar isn't in Seattle and challenges him to a match at WWE Backlash, then invites him to answer the call.

The Usos then head to the ring. Alpha Academy follows. 

The Usos vs. Alpha Academy

Jey and Otis begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. They go back and forth with submission holds before Otis plants Jey and tags in Gable. Jimmy tags in and delivers a right hand to Gable's head before Gable ascends to the top and delivers a flying clothesline. He then rains down right hands in the corner, then trips Jimmy. Jey tags in and delivers an elbow drop off the top while Jimmy holds Gable in place. Jimmy then executes a backbreaker.

Back from the break, Jimmy is beating down Gable. Gable fires back with a suplex and tags in Otis. Otis beats Jimmy down before Jimmy ascends to the top. Otis catches him and plants him, then hits the Caterpillar. Gable tags in and Otis gets Jimmy in an electric chair position while Gable ascends to the top. He goes flying and Jimmy is sent crashing into the mat. Gable goes for a pin, but Jimmy kicks out. Jey then sends Otis to the outside and looks to go flying, but Otis prevents him from doing so. Jimmy hits a tope suicida before The Usos deliver a double superkick and send Otis over the announce desk. Gable catches The Usos with a moonsault, then tosses Jimmy back in the ring and hits a diving headbutt. He goes for a pin, but Jimmy kicks out.

Gable cinches in the Ankle Lock, but Jimmy escapes and tags in Jey. The Usos then deliver a double superkick to Gable and follow it up with 1D for the win.

Winners: The Usos

Damage CTRL then heads to the ring. Piper Niven and Michin follow. 

IYO SKY (w/ Bayley and Dakota Kai) vs. Michin vs. Piper Niven in a Number One Contenders Match for the Raw Women's Championship

The bell rings and Niven levels SKY. Michin then fires off several forearms on Niven before SKY ascends to the top and takes her down with a crossbody. Michin delivers a flapjack to SKY, then levels Niven on the outside with a tope suicida. SKY then goes flying and takes both women down.

Back from the break, Niven delivers a bodyslam to Michin. SKY jumps Niven and looks to put her in a Sleeper hold, but Niven tosses her onto Michin and delivers a double crossbody to the both of them. SKY ascends to the top, but Michin catches her with a kick and pulls her down. SKY manages to deliver a hurricanrana to Michin before she hits a dropkick on Niven and goes for the pin. Michin breaks the fall and fires off several kicks across SKY's chest, then follows it up with a German suplex. Niven plants SKY, but Michin catches Niven with a dropkick and goes for a pin. Niven breaks things up, and Michin takes her down with a Sunset Flip. Michin then delivers Eat Defeat, but SKY climbs to the top and delivers Over The Moonsault to both women before she pins Michin for the win.

Winner (and new number one contender): IYO SKY

Solo Sikoa and The Usos then head to the ring. Kevin Owens follows. 

Kevin Owens vs. Solo Sikoa (w/ The Usos)

The bell rings and Owens goes straight after Sikoa. He fires off right hands, but Sikoa catches him with one of his own and begins to target his leg. He hits several stomps, and Owens responds with a chop. Sikoa catches Owens with a back elbow, then knocks him out of the ring. Owens whips Sikoa into the ring steps, then tosses him back in the ring and hits a senton. He goes for a pin, but Sikoa kicks out. Sikoa trips Owens before he hits a hip attack and gloats.

Back from the break, Sikoa delivers a kick to Owens' head. He then plants Owens and charges at him, but Owens gets his boot up. Owens then delivers a pair of kicks and sets up for a cannonball, but his leg gives out. This allows Sikoa to execute a kick of his own and sit Owens on the top turnbuckle. He hits a right hand and joins Owens up there, but Owens fights him off and delivers a Frog Splash. He goes for a pin, but Sikoa kicks out. Owens sets up for the Stunner, but Sikoa blocks it and executes a Samoan Drop. He ascends to the top, but Owens catches him with an enziguri and joins him up there. The two men go back and forth with right hands, but Sikoa pushes Owens off. Owens drags Sikoa off the top, and Jey distracts the referee. Jimmy tries attacking Owens, but Owens fights him off and ascends to the top. He delivers a Swanton Bomb and goes for a pin, but Sikoa kicks out. Owens hits a Pop-Up Powerbomb and sets up for a Stunner, but Jimmy distracts the referee. This allows Jey to hit a kick on Owens and Sikoa to follow it up with a Samoan Spike for the win.

Winner: Solo Sikoa

After the match, The Usos beat down Owens. They deliver several stomps as we see Sami Zayn and Matt Riddle run to the ring backstage. The pair appear at ringside and fight off The Usos. They then go after Sikoa, and Riddle delivers a knee before the pair knock him out of the ring. Jey tries to interfere, but Riddle hits him with a knee and Zayn catches him with an Exploder. He sets up for a Helluva Kick, but Jimmy prevents him from doing so. Owens delivers a Stunner and Zayn sets up for a Helluva Kick on Jey once again, but Sikoa pulls his brother out of the ring.