WWE Raw Results 6/12 - Imperium Vs. Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens, Cody Rhodes Vs. The Miz

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results of "WWE Raw" on June 12, 2023, coming to you live from the INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas!

Cody Rhodes was welcomed by The Miz on "Miz TV" last week, but was met with quite the surprise after "The A Lister" revealed he had also invited Dominik Mysterio and "WWE SmackDown" Women's Champion Rhea Ripley as special guests. "The American Nightmare" and The Judgment Day member almost found themselves in a physical altercation following a heated exchange of words, but Dominik backed down and Rhodes blindsided The Miz out of frustration. Tonight, Rhodes looks to settle his issues with The Miz for setting up the ordeal as the two square off.


Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens will be going head-to-head with GUNTHER and Ludwig Kaiser. Tensions between the two parties have been building over the past few weeks, boiling over last week after Giovanni Vinci helped the Intercontinental Champion pick up a victory over Owens in one-on-one action.

With the Money In The Bank Premium Live Event quickly approaching on July 1 in London, England, another entrant will join the field in the Men's Money In The Bank Ladder match as Damian Priest collides with Matt Riddle. Thus far, LA Knight, Butch, Santos Escobar, Ricochet, and Shinsuke Nakamura have qualified and are headed to the O2 Arena.

We are live! Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick greet audiences at home as Rhea Ripley makes her way down to the ring.


Adam Pearce Presents Rhea Ripley With The Women's World Championship

Pearce says it's his pleasure to introduce Ripley as the brand new Women's World Champion and unveils the new title. He hands it over to Ripley before Dominik Mysterio comes running down the ramp and places it around Ripley's waist. Ripley then grabs a mic and asks Dominik to tell everyone how amazing she is. The crowd boos Dominik as he says their response is disrespectful. He says behind every great woman is a great man, and he is glad to be that for Ripley.


Cody Rhodes' music hits and he makes his way down to the ring.

Rhodes asks Wichita what they want to talk about, then says they could talk about Ripley and her new title. He voices his respect for her before throwing it to a video of their confrontation last week. Rhodes says it would be nice if Brock Lesnar came out and accepted his challenge, but he thinks Lesnar doesn't have the guts. He then challenges Dominik to a match at Money In The Bank, and Dominik says he's not afraid of anyone in the world. He says he'll embarrass Rhodes in the middle of the ring like he would do to anyone else. Rhodes says it's a yes or no answer. Ripley says Dominik is more of a man than Rhodes, anyone in the arena, and anyone at home. She accepts his challenge on Dominik's behalf.


The Miz appears out of nowhere and tries blindsiding Rhodes. Rhodes bests him and clotheslines him out of the ring before Dominik takes a cheap shot at Rhodes from behind.

Cody Rhodes vs. The Miz

The bell rings and Rhodes sends Miz crashing into the mat. Miz sets up for Skull Crushing Finale, but Rhodes escapes and lands an arm drag. He sends Miz out of the ring with an enziguri, then follows it up with a top suicida. He tosses Miz back in the ring and stomps on his ankle, but Miz sends Rhodes crashing into the ring steps and the announce desk. He gets him back inside and delivers a pair of right hands to his head. Rhodes fires back with a couple of his own, but Miz delivers a stomp to Rhodes' midsection. Rhodes plants Miz, then charges at him in the corner. Miz ducks out of the way, and Rhodes crashes into the ring post. Miz then tosses him into the ring steps once more.


Back from the break, Miz delivers a splash to Rhodes in the corner. He ascends to the top, but Rhodes meets him up there. Miz looks for a double stomp, but misses. Rhodes then plants him with a Side Effect before following it up with a clothesline and a powerslam. He lands the Disaster Kick and goes for a pin, but Miz kicks out. Miz sets up for a Figure Four Leg Lock, but Rhodes prevents him from doing so. He looks for the Cody Cutter, but Miz evades the maneuver and lands the It Kicks. He follows it up with a DDT, but Rhodes manages to hit the Cody Cutter and Cross Rhodes for the win.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

Becky Lynch then makes her way out to ringside.

We Hear From Becky Lynch

Lynch says The Man has come around to Wichita and is headed to Money In The Bank. She says she has done a lot in her career, but one thing that she has yet to do is become the Money In The Bank briefcase holder. She says everyone has become conditioned to think that the number one woman is the champion, but the person that is number one is the one with all the power. She says no one holds more power than the Money In The Bank briefcase holder because they have the power to make the champion scared and throw them off their game. She says when people get scared, they do dangerous things and she likes that because it makes her better. She says no one is more scared than Trish Stratus, and she got herself an insurance policy in Zoey Stark.


Stark's music hits and she appears. She says she's had enough and the one thing Lynch can never do is beat Stratus. Lynch says she's learned from all of her failures and that makes her great. She says she has a lot to learn about Stark, but she knows she's special in the ring. She says Stark lacks a personality, and Stark becomes angered. She asks Lynch if she owns a mirror and says she becomes relevant because Nia Jax broke her face. She says Lynch is trying to hold onto her fame and subsequently Stratus' fame. She then challenges Lynch to a match at Money In The Bank, and Lynch says they don't have to wait until July 1.

Chelsea Green's music then hits. Herself and Sonya Deville appear, and Green taunts Stark. Stark gets in her face, but backs down. Green then says Lynch attacked her unprovoked last week, and Deville says she didn't win because she cares about Green. Lynch cuts them off and tells Green to get in the ring for their match.


Becky Lynch vs. Chelsea Green (w/ Sonya Deville)

The bell rings and Lynch wastes no time. She delivers a leg lariat and sends Green crashing to the outside as Stark watches on from the ramp.

Back from the break, Lynch and Green exchange right hands. Lynch looks to deliver a kick to Green's midsection, but Green ducks it and sends her crashing into the mat. She then sends Lynch face first into the middle turnbuckle, but Lynch responds with an uppercut and ascends to the top. Green meets her up there, but Lynch pushes her off and lands a missile dropkick. Green rolls to the outside, but Lynch follows her out there and delivers an elbow to her head. She sends her repeatedly crashing into the barricade, then tosses her back in the ring and looks for the Manhandle Slam. Green moves out of the way and looks to roll Lynch up, but Lynch rolls through and locks in the Dis-Arm-Her for the win.


Winner: Becky Lynch

We head backstage and see Judgment Day walking around and talking amongst themselves. Rhea Ripley asks a silent Finn Balor if he's fine, and Balor says he has a lot on his mind. Damian Priest then asks Ripley, Balor, and Dominik Mysterio to let him face Matt Riddle alone before walking off.

Riddle then heads down to the ring and Priest follows. 

Damian Priest vs. Matt Riddle in a Money In The Bank Qualifier Match

The bell rings and Priest delivers a right hand to Riddle's spine. Riddle fires off right hands, then lands a running knee and a flying forearm. He sends Priest crashing to the outside and looks for a knee off the apron, but Priest trips him and charges at him. Riddle sends Priest crashing into the announce desk face first, then tosses him back into the ring and delivers a splash in the corner. Priest plants Riddle with a flatliner, then follows it up with a knee to his midsection and a backbreaker. He locks in a shoulder submission, but Riddle escapes and rolls up Priest. Priest kicks out and Riddle catches him with a suplex.


The action spills to the outside, and Riddle lands a knee off the apron. He goes flying, then gets Priest back in the ring. He executes a German suplex and looks for a kick on Priest's head, but Priest ducks out of the way. Riddle responds with a kick to his head, but Priest lands a Falcon Arrow.

Back from the break, Riddle cinches in an Ankle Lock. Priest escapes by delivering a series of kicks to Riddle's head, but Riddle locks in a Sleeper. Priest escapes, but Riddle locks in a Sleeper once again. Priest escapes and lands a clothesline, then delivers a jumping elbow in the corner. He follows it up with a Headlock Driver and sets up for South From Heaven, but Riddle escapes and ascends to the top. Priest blindsides him and looks for Razor's Edge off the middle, but Riddle escapes and lands a superplex. Riddle climbs back up and looks for Floating Bro, but Priest rolls out of the way and executes Razor's Edge for the win.


Winner: Damian Priest

After the match, GUNTHER and Ludwig Kaiser saunter down to the ring. Priest exits the ring and stares down GUNTHER before heading to the back. This leaves GUNTHER and Kaiser alone with Riddle, and the pair beat down Riddle in the center of the ring. Kaiser holds Riddle in place, then lands a chop.

Back from the break, we head backstage to Natalya and Byron Saxton. Saxton says that there has seemed to be a change in Natalya since losing her "SmackDown" Women's Championship match to Rhea Ripley at Night of Champions. Natalya says maybe being her has gotten her nowhere, and maybe she doesn't know how to be herself anymore.

Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn then pass by, and Saxton asks Owens about his loss to GUNTHER last week. Owens says he hopes to get payback tonight, but GUNTHER and Ludwig Kaiser appear. Kaiser eggs Owens on, but Zayn keeps him calm and says it took three men to gain a victory over him. He asks where Giovanni Vinci is before Adam Pearce walks in and asks what the problem is. Zayn says there is no problem and says himself and Owens are confident they'll win. Kaiser says if they're so confident, then why not put the Undisputed Tag Team Championship on the line and a fired up Owens accepts the terms. GUNTHER encourages Pearce to make the match official, and Pearce says he has to think it over.


Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick then throw it to a video showcasing that happened between Jey Uso and the rest of The Bloodline last week on "SmackDown".

Back at ringside, Ricochet heads down. Bronson Reed follows. 

Ricochet vs. Bronson Reed

The bell rings and Ricochet delivers a dropkick. He rains down right hands in the corner, then delivers a few kicks to Reed's thigh. Reed chucks Ricochet into the corner, then lands a vicious right hand. Shinsuke Nakamura saunters down to ringside to watch on as Reed drapes Ricochet across the top rope and sends him flying across the ring. He follows it up with a splash.


Back from the break, Reed has Ricochet up on his shoulders. Ricochet escapes and delivers a springboard elbow off the ropes, then lands a boot on Reed's face and follows it up with an enziguri. He delivers a dropkick from the apron that sends Reed crashing to the outside, then delivers a tope suicida that sends Reed crashing into the announce desk. Reed gets back in the ring, and Ricochet delivers a springboard crossbody. He follows it up with a springboard Asai Moonsault before the action spills back out of the ring and Reed tosses Ricochet on top of Nakamura. He ascends to the top and looks for Tsunami, but Nakamura hits him with an enziguri, causing the disqualification.

Winner: Bronson Reed (via disqualification)


After the match, Nakamura continues to beat down Reed. Ricochet gets in his face, but Reed attacks both men and drags Nakamura into the corner. He sets up for Tsunami, but Ricochet prevents him from hitting it. Nakamura joins Reed on the turnbuckle, then calls for Ricochet's help. Ricochet obliges, and the duo deliver a double superplex.

We head backstage to Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens. Zayn addresses Owens' recent aggressive attitude, and Owens says he's been under a lot of pressure over the last several months that's been building. Zayn says he just wants to make sure Owens is good, and Owens says he's great. Zayn says that's all that matters and tells Owens to hydrate.

Back from the break, we head backstage and see Adam Pearce on the phone. He makes the Undisputed Tag Team Championship match between Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and Imperium official before Ricochet approaches him and demands a rematch against Bronson Reed next week. Pearce says he already has a match for next week, and Ricochet asks against who. Shinsuke Nakamura walks in, and reveals himself to be the man facing Reed. Ricochet asks him why he did what he did. He tells Nakamura if he does something like that again, they have an issue. Nakamura tells him he can have Reed once he's done with him.


Back at ringside, Finn Balor heads down.

Finn Balor Calls Out Seth Rollins

Balor says he knows Seth "Freakin" Rollins is in the arena and says they need to talk. He demands he come down to the ring for a talk.

Rollins' music hits and he makes his way down to the ring.

Balor says he's waited seven years to tell Rollins something. He says he was the first draft pick on "Raw", beat Roman Reigns, and beat Rollins three weeks after that to become the inaugural Universal Champion. He says what should've been the highest of highs became the lowest of lows because Rollins tore his bicep, pectora, and labrum. He says he's not complaining about the injury because it's the nature of the business, but because he took everything from his ring. He says Rollins took his momentum, title, and a year off his career. Balor says it's time to do the same thing to Rollins and challenges him to a match at Money In The Bank.


Rollins says this is the Finn Balor he's been waiting to see for the past seven years and says their Summerslam match in 2016 sent them on completely different career paths because one of them got bitter while the other got better. He says while he's done some bad things over the last seven years, he's made memories and history by adapting and rolling with the punches. He says he's the greatest version of himself now and says the proof is in the World Heavyweight Championship. He says if Balor wants a title shot at the upcoming Premium Live Event, he's got it and asks which version of Balor is coming to London. He says Balor as himself stands no chance, but the Finn Balor that beat him to become the inaugural Universal Champion has a shot. He asks which version of himself Balor's going to bring before heading to the back.


Raquel Rodriguez then heads down to the ring. Shayna Baszler and Ronda Rousey follow. 

Raquel Rodriguez vs. Shayna Baszler (w/ Ronda Rousey)

The bell rings and the two lock up. Rodriguez executes a pair of Fallaway Slams and sets up for the Corkscrew Elbow, but Baszler rolls out of the ring. Rodriguez gets her back inside, and Baszler lands a few kicks. She goes to work targeting Rodriguez's ankle, and stomps on it. Rodriguez lands a clothesline and a Twisting Senton, then sets up for the Texana Bomb. Rousey gets in her face, allowing Baszler to roll her up for the win.


Winner: Shayna Baszler

Back from the break, Alpha Academy and Maxxine Dupri head down to the ring. The Viking Raiders and Valhalla follow.

Chad Gable (w/ Otis and Maxxine Dupri) vs. Erik (w/ Ivar and Valhalla)

The bell rings and Erik gets in Gable's face. Gable shooshes him before Erik lands a shoulder tackle and delivers a knee to his midsection. Gable ascends to the top and hits a diving headbutt as Valhalla charges at Dupri. Dupri surprises her with an arm drag, and Valhalla looks to go at her but Ivar holds her off. Back inside the ring, Gable rolls Erik up out of the corner for the win.


Winner: Chad Gable

We then head backstage and see Finn Balor chatting with JD McDonagh. Damian Priest walks in as McDonagh leaves, and Balor congratulates him on qualifying for the Men's Money In The Bank Ladder match. Priest asks Balor if he would cash in the Money In The Bank briefcase on him should he become World Heavyweight Champion, and Priest says he would never do that. He wishes Balor good luck in his upcoming title match against Seth "Freakin" Rollins. 

Back at ringside, Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn head down. Imperium follows. 

Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens (c) vs. Imperium for the Undisputed Tag Team Championship

GUNTHER and Zayn begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. GUNTHER tosses Zayn across the ring before Zayn fires off chops. GUNTHER lands a boot and a right hand on Zayn, but Zayn clotheslines him out of the ring and goes flying over the top rope.


Back from the break, Zayn fires off right hands on Kaiser's head. Kaiser responds with a back elbow, but Zayn lands a high arm drag. Kaiser lands a right hand, then hits an enziguri. Zayn blocks it and goes flying off the top with an elbow drop. Owens tags in and lands a senton, then follows it up with a moonsault.

Kaiser and Owens go back and forth with right hands before Owens delivers a clothesline that turns Kaiser inside out. He follows it up with a senton and tags Zayn back in. GUNTHER makes the blind tag and delivers a boot to Zayn, then hits a splash. Kaiser tags back in and delivers an open plan strike, then delivers a dropkick that sends Zayn crashing to the outside. GUNTHER then plants Zayn on the ring apron while the referee is distracted.


Back from another break, Zayn delivers a powerbomb to Kaiser off the top. Owens and GUNTHER tag in. Owens rains down right hands, then delivers a series of clotheslines and a senton. He follows it up with an Exploder suplex and a superkick, then hits a cannonball in the corner and ascends to the top. He executes a Swanton Bomb and goes for a pin, but GUNTHER kicks out. Owens looks for a Stunner, but GUNTHER gets out of the way and plants Owens with a big boot.

Zayn and Kaiser tag in. Zayn delivers an Exploder suplex, then sets up for the Helluva Kick. GUNTHER pulls Zayn out of the ring, but Zayn gets back in the ring. He sets up for Blue Thunder Bomb, but Kaiser evades the move and lands an enziguri. GUNTHER tags in and powerbombs Zayn. Kaiser catches him with an uppercut before GUNTHER lands a lariat and goes for a pin. Zayn kicks out and Imperium lands the Imperium Bomb. Owens shoves GUNTHER into Kaiser and Zayn to break the fall before Owens and GUNTHER exchange right hands on the outside. GUNTHER sends Owens crashing into the ring post, but Matt Riddle shows up and GUNTHER becomes distracted. Officials try to prevent him from interfering, but Riddle doesn't listen. GUNTHER catches him with a big boot, allowing Owens to land a DDT on the ramp. In the midst of the chaos, Zayn lands a Blue Thunder Bomb on Kaiser back inside of the ring for the win.


Winners (and still): Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens