WWE Raw Results 10/9 - Cody Rhodes And Jey Uso Speak With Michael Cole, Viking Rules Match

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE Raw" on October 9, 2023, coming to you live from the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska!

The fallout from WWE Fastlane this past Saturday kicks off tonight as new Undisputed Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso sit down with Michael Cole. Rhodes and Jey dethroned Judgment Day's Finn Balor and Damian Priest at the aforementioned Premium Live Event, with Rhodes having previously been responsible for Jey's move over to "Raw" prior.

New Day's Kofi Kingston will be colliding with longtime foe Ivar of The Viking Raiders in the first ever one-on-one Viking Raiders match. The duo have faced each other in tag team competition alongside their respective teammates numerous times including the inaugural Viking Rules match on the September 2, 2022 episode of "WWE SmackDown", and have renewed their rivalry as of late.

After retaining the "NXT" Women's Championship against Tiffany Stratton in an Extreme Rules match at "NXT" No Mercy, Becky Lynch will once again be putting her title on the line against Tegan Nox. Nox secured her spot in tonight's bout after defeating Natalya on the September 25 episode of "Raw".

Nia Jax has been dominant since returning to WWE on September 11, defeating Zoey Stark two weeks later and blindsiding a number of talent including Raquel Rodriguez. Tonight, Rodriguez looks to seek her retribution as she goes one-on-one with Jax.

Additionally, World Heavyweight Champion Seth "Freakin" Rollins and Shinsuke Nakamura are scheduled to be in town per WWE's event page after the former successfully defended his title against the latter in a Last Man Standing Match on Saturday. Women's World Champion Rhea Ripley, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens are also advertised for tonight's event.

We are live! The show begins with a video recapping the events of Fastlane on Saturday.

Michael Cole and Wade Barrett then greet audiences at home as Seth Rollins makes his way down to the ring.

We Hear From Seth Rollins

Rollins welcomes fans to Monday Night Rollins, then says he is feeling some type of way tonight. He says adrenaline is a powerful thing because Shinsuke Nakamura took him to his limit at Fastlane. He says he didn't know if he could get up at certain points, but he did and when all was said and done, he felt like he was on top of the world. He says once he went to the back and the adrenaline wore off, he was reminded his back was broken. He says being the World Heavyweight Champion has been one of the greatest honors of his career, but he's just getting started and he'll fight anyone, anywhere.

Drew McIntyre's music hits and Rollins asks him if he wants a title shot. McIntyre nods his head, and Rollins says while he wants a night off, he doesn't care and will grant him one. McIntyre cuts him off and says Rollins knows someone will blindside him eventually. He says he came to look Rollins in the eye and tell him man to man that he wants a title shot at WWE Crown Jewel because he wants him at 100%. Rollins admits that he isn't used to challengers requesting title shots in this manner, then asks the crowd what they think. The crowd voices their support, and Rollins grants McIntyre his shot. McIntyre looks to leave, but Rollins tells him to stay for a dance. McIntyre declines his offer, but says if anyone sees him around then they should buy him a pint and a shot.

Damian Priest then blindsides Rollins from behind as McIntyre looks to head to the back. He lands South of Heaven, and Priest calls for Dominik to bring him his Money In The Bank briefcase. Dominik does so, but McIntyre stops him and lands a Glasgow Kiss on him. He grabs the briefcase and tosses it up the ramp as Rollins clotheslines Priest out of the ring.

Back from the break, Kofi Kingston heads down to the ring. Ivar follows.

Ivar vs. Kofi Kingston in a Viking Rules Match

The bell rings and Ivar lands a boot on Kingston right out of the gate. Kingston fires back with a crossbody and several right hands, then dumps Ivar out of the ring and delivers a tope suicida. Ivar sends him crashing into several of the shields surrounding the ring, but Kingston goes flying off the ring steps with a crossbody and fires off more right hands. He pulls a table out from under the ring and sets it up on the barricade before Ivar delivers a splash to him on the apron. Kingston then delivers a splash off the middle rope and goes for a pin. Ivar kicks out.

Back from the break, Kingston uses a flagpole for extra momentum to deliver a Russian Leg Sweep to Ivar off the middle rope. He delivers a pair of kicks, but Ivar fires back with a knee to his midsection. Kingston ascends to the top and goes flying, but Ivar moves out of the way and Kingston sends him crashing into one of the shields. He follows it up with SOS and a kick to his midsection, then books for the Boom Drop. Ivar rolls out of the way and delivers a spinning slam, then follows it up with a powerbomb. Kingston looks to send Ivar through a table set up in the corner, but Ivar avoids it and lands a spinning back heel kick. He ascends to the top, but Kingston pulls him off and through a table on the outside.

Valhalla then appears out of nowhere and blindsides Kingston, and Woods runs down to the ring to confront her. Valhalla charges at him, but Woods sends her crashing into the barricade face first. Ivar flattens him with a barricade before Kingston manages to get him back inside the ring. He sets up for Trouble In Paradise, but Ivar catches him and sends him through the table in the corner. He ascends to the top and delivers a moonsault for the win.

Winner: Ivar

We then head backstage and see Shinsuke Nakamura brawling with Ricochet while the former is being interviewed by Byron Saxton.

Back at ringside, Raquel Rodriguez heads down. 

Back from the break, we see Damian Priest and JD McDonagh involved in a physical altercation after what happened on Saturday. The rest of Judgment Day runs in to break things up, and Rhea Ripely informs Priest that he and Balor have a rematch for the Undisputed Tag Team Championship next week. She then tells McDonagh to prove himself against Drew McIntyre later tonight.

Back at ringside, Nia Jax heads down.

Raquel Rodriguez vs. Nia Jax

The bell rings and Jax wastes no time. She sends Rodriguez's head repeatedly bouncing into the mat, but Rodriguez fires back with several shoulders to her midsection. Jax fires back with a right hand to her spine and sends her crashing into the ring post shoulder first. Jax then sends her crashing into the ring apron spine first before tossing her into the barricade.

Back from the break, Jax delivers a Side Slam and an elbow drop to Rodriguez. Rodriguez looks to get her up on her shoulders, but Jax runs over her and delivers a Samaon Drop. She ascends to the middle rope, but Rodriguez gets her up on her shoulders and lands a powerbomb. Rhea Ripley then runs down to the ring and dumps Rodriguez out of the ring, causing the disqualification.

Winner: N/A (disqualification as the result of outside interference)

Ripley goes after Jax, but Rodriguez levels her with a pair of clotheslines. Ripley fires back with a headbutt before Shanya Baszler runs down to the ring and fires off right hands on Jax. She then delivers a German suplex and a knee to Ripley's jaw.

Back from the break, Michael Cole introduces Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso, and they head down to the ring.

Michael Cole Sits Down With Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso

Cole asks Jey and Rhodes how it feels to be the new champions, and Jey expresses his excitement. He says he's now a two time Undisputed Tag Team Champion, and Cole says he had goosebumps watching them win at Fastlane. He says Rhodes is responsible for bringing Jey over to "Raw", then asks him about finishing the story. He asks if he's content as a tag team champion and whether or not it will deter him from finishing the story. Rhodes says Cole is right about creating a moment at Fastlane and bringing Jey to "Raw", then says he's excited to be an Undisputed Tag Team Champion. Cole asks the latter part of his question once again and addresses his WrestleMania loss, then asks if coming up short like his dad did is part of his story.

Sami Zayn's music hits before Rhodes asks the question, and he appears along with Kevin Owens. Zayn says there's a story he wants to talk about, and it involves two people named Jimmy and Jey holding the Undisputed Tag Team Championship until two other people Sami and Kevin dethroned them as the longest reigning titleholder. Zayn congratulates the two of them on winning, but says while he thinks that he deserves them, he feels himself and Owens should still have the title and he has mixed emotions. Owens doesn't share the same sentiment and says he isn't happen to see Rhodes and Jey hold the title. He then challenges Jey and Rhodes to an Undisputed Tag Team Championship match, but says he knows they can't accept the challenge because Jey can't stand the thought of losing to him and Zayn twice. Rhodes accepts the challenge on behalf of himself and Jey.

Back at ringside, Ricochet looks to head down to the ring, but Shinsuke Nakamura blindsides him from behind on the ramp and delivers a GTS. Officials run down to check on him. 

Back from the break, Bronson Reed and Alpha Academy heads down.

Chad Gable (w/ Maxxine Dupri) vs. Bronson Reed vs. Ricochet in a Number One Contenders Match for the Intercontinental Championship

The bell rings and both Ricochet and Gable go right after Reed. Reed levels Ricochet with a splash before Gable looks for a German suplex. Reed avoids the maneuver and looks for a delayed vertical suplex, but Ricochet prevents him from hitting and goes after Reed once again along with Gable. Reed tosses them both out of the ring and Gable executes a Full Nelson suplex on Ricochet that sends him crashing on top of Reed.

Back from the break, Gable jumps Reed. Reed sends him crashing into the corner, then dumps Ricochet on top of him and delivers a splash to both men. He gets both men on his shoulders and delivers a Samoan Drop, but Ricochet fires back with a handspring back elbow and an enzuigiri from the apron. He follows it up with a missile dropkick off the top rope and a Standing Shooting Star Press, then lands a superkick. Gable then delivers a German suplex to Reed and Ricochet goes flying over the top rope to level him on the outside.

Gable cinches in an Ankle Lock on Gable, but Ricochet escapes and delivers a jumping knee. The two men then ascend to the top and Gable looks for a double underhook suplex, but Ricochet lands on his feet. Gable lands Chaos Theory on Ricochet, but Reed sends Ricochet crashing on top of Gable. He delivers a senton to both men and the Tsunami to Ricochet for the win.

Winner (and new number one contender): Bronson Reed

Drew McIntyre then makes his way down to the ring. JD McDonagh and Dominik Mysterio follow.

JD McDonagh (w/ Dominik Mysterio) vs. Drew McIntyre

The bell rings and the two lock up. McDonagh lands a series of chops, but McIntyre fires back with a massive back body drop and a suplex. He follows it up with a neckbreaker, but McDonagh executes a pair of chop blocks and a sitout. McIntyre lands a clothesline on McDonagh on the outside before Dominik sends him crashing into the ring post and McDonagh follows it up with a kick and a moonsault. McIntyre fights off Dominik after he tries to interfere, then delivers the Future Shock DDT and a Claymore Kick for the win.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

Back from the break, we head to a video of Wade Barrett sitting down with Johnny Gargano and Tommaso Ciampa. The two reflect on the last seven years together before Imperium blindsides them and lays them out.

We then see Tegan Nox getting ready for her upcoming match in the Gorilla Position. Natalya approaches her and wishes her the best before she heads down to the ring. Becky Lynch follows.

Becky Lynch (c) vs. Tegan Nox for the NXT Women's Championship

The bell rings and the two lock up. They take turns rolling one another up before Nox lands a shoulder tackle. Lynch lands one of her own, but Nox fires back with an arm drag. Lynch returns the favor and sends Nox into the middle turnbuckle face first. She then sends her into the top turnbuckle face first repeatedly before Nox does the same to her and follows it up with a series of uppercuts and a running forearm. Lynch fires back with an uppercut and a kick to her midsection, then ascends to the top and goes flying. Nox moves out of the way and the action spills to the outside where the pair continue to brawl.

Back from the break, Lynch delivers a flying shoulder tackle and a running forearm. She follows it up with a Bexploder, but Nox trips her and ascends to the top. She lands a crossbody off the top and looks to lock in an Arm Bar, but Nox blocks it and sends Lynch crashing into the bottom turnbuckle. She follows it up with a kick to her head and ascends to the top. Lynch joins her up there, but Nox manages to drape her off the top by her knees and charges at her. She locks in an Arm Bar, but Lynch escapes and delivers a missile dropkick off the top. Nox hits a T-Bone suplex and ascends to the top. She goes flying, but Lynch ducks out of the way and locks in the Dis-Arm-Her. Nox taps out.

Winner (and still): Becky Lynch

After the match, Lynch and Nox shake hands.

Back from the break, we see Natalya, Kayden Carter, and Katana Chance comforting Nox after her loss. Chelsea Green and Piper Niven walk in and the former starts running her mouth. leading to Piper Niven challenging Natalya to a match. Natalya accepts.

We then head backstage and see Jey Uso get into an exchange with Drew McIntyre. Sami Zayn walks in and diffuses things, and Jey thanks him for having his back.

Back at ringside, Zayn and Kevin Owens head down to the ring. Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso follow.

Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso (c) vs. Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn for the Undisputed Tag Team Championship

Rhodes and Zayn begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. They go back and forth with submission holds before all four men find themselves in the ring entangled in a verbal exchange.

Back from the break, Zayn delivers an elbow drop to Rhodes off the top rope. Jey tags in and locks up with Zayn, but Zayn lands a right hand and follows it up with a chop. He slaps him across his face before Owens tags in and locks up with Jey. They go back and forth landing right hands on one another before the action spills out of the ring near the announce desk. Rhodes and Zayn then begin brawling with one another as the referee tries to gain control of the match. Zayn and Jey both find themselves thrown over the announce desk.

Back from another break, Owens delivers a senton to Jey and mocks him. He delivers a stomp to his chest and ascends to the top. Jey catches him with an enzuigiri and meets him on the ropes. Owens fights him off and delivers a Swanton Bomb, then fires off right hands and a knee to Jey's midsection. The pair go back and forth with superkicks, but Owens lands a clothesline. Rhodes and Zayn tag in, and Rhodes lands a powerslam. He follows it up with the Cody Cutter and sets up for Cross-Rhodes, but Zayn counters into a Blue Thunder Bomb. Zayn delivers an Exploder in the corner, but Rhodes lands Cross-Rhodes and goes for a pin. Owens breaks the pinfall.

Zayn and Rhodes go back and forth with strikes before Zayn executes a back body drop. Owens and Jey tag in and they go back and forth with more superkicks. He ascends to the top and looks to go flying, but Owens ducks out of the way and delivers a Stunner. He ascends to the top and looks for another Swanton Bomb, but Jey gets his knees up. Rhodes then delivers a Cross-Rhodes to Zayn, then delivers a double superkick with Jey. They follow it up with the Cody 1D (a Cody Cutter-1D combination) for the win.

Winners (and still): Cody Rhodes and Jey Uso

After the match, Zayn and Owens shake hands with Rhodes and Jey.