WWE Raw Results 5/27 - Women's World Title Steel Cage Match, Braun Strowman Vs. JD McDonagh & More

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE Raw" on May 27, 2024, coming to you live from the Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia!

Liv Morgan dethroned Becky Lynch as Women's World Champion in controversial fashion this past Saturday at WWE King & Queen Of The Ring when Dominik Mysterio became involved. The Judgment Day member looked to hand Lynch a chair in order to help her defeat Morgan, but after Lynch opted not to use the chair, Morgan got hold of it and used it to defeat Lynch by delivering a DDT to her on top of it and following it up with Oblivion. Enraged later in the night, Lynch declared backstage that she would immediately be employing her rematch clause. Tonight, such will be coming to fruition and the two will be colliding for the title, but it won't just be any ordinary match as "Raw" General Manager Adam Pearce announced earlier today that it would be in a Steel Cage.


Braun Strowman hasn't competed in televised action in a WWE ring since he joined forces with Ricochet to defeat Alpha Academy members Chad Gable and Otis on the May 1, 2023 episode of "Raw", but tonight, that will be changing as he will be going head-to-head with JD McDonagh. The two came face-to-face last week on "Raw" when McDonagh and his Judgment Day stablemate Finn Balor challenged reigning WWE World Tag Team Champions Awesome Truth for their titles, and Strowman appeared to neutralize an interfering Carlito.

We are live! The show kicks off with a video recapping the events of King & Queen Of The Ring.

Michael Cole and Pat McAfee then greet audiences at home as Ludwig Kaiser waits inside the ring.


We Hear From GUNTHER

Kaiser introduces the new King Of The Ring GUNTHER, and he makes his way down to the ring as fans chant for Randy Orton.

GUNTHER says he defeated Orton on Saturday to become the rightful King Of The Ring. He says in the process, he also earned the right to challenge for the World Heavyweight Championship at WWE SummerSlam. He addresses Damian Priest, and applauds him for stepping up in Judgment Day to take on the responsibility in Rhea Ripley's absence. He says he stepped up himself to become the longest reigning Intercontinental Championship, and much like he did with that title, he raised the lacking King Of The Ring Tournament to new heights never seen before. He says Priest took a shortcut to become World Heavyweight Champion by cashing in his Men's Money In The Bank briefcase.


Judgment Day's music hits, and Priest, Finn Balor, and JD McDonagh then make their way down to the ring. Priest says GUNTHER is King Of The Ring and he has the crown to prove it. He says GUNTHER proved nothing because he didn't beat Randy Orton clean, and says if he wants to take credit for something, he should take credit for costing Orton a shot at the Undisputed WWE Championship. He says he cashed in his briefcase like many before him, then asks GUNTHER if he knows how business around WWE works and offers to teach him about it

GUNTHER says he focuses on facts, and says the fact is that he's King Of The Ring. He says he will challenge Priest at SummerSlam should he still be the titleholder, then says he's waiting for someone to teach him something in the ring. He says while he can't teach business, he can teach professional wrestling. GUNTHER says Priest can either give him a speech on business now while he's King Of The Ring or after he becomes World Heavyweight Champion. Priest says he respects GUNTHER's Intercontinental Championship reign, but questions what GUNTHER can teach that he doesn't already know.


Drew McIntyre's music hits, and he makes his way down to the ring. He stares down Priest and GUNTHER, then grabs a microphone and responds to fans chanting for CM Punk by saying the highlight of his return has been him. He introduces himself to Priest and GUNTHER as the Number One Contender for the World Heavyweight Champion and the new World Heavyweight Champion. GUNTHER exits the ring before Priest tells McIntyre he's not overlooking him. He says he just wants him to be aware of what's going to happen to him at WWE Clash At The Castle. He says Judgment Day has been messing up time and time again in Ripley's absence, then offers to help him. He says there have been several talents from the United Kingdom who never won world championships, and he was the first to do so. He says Clash At The Castle is in his home country of Scotland, and gives a geography lesson of the UK. He says the people of Scotland are the most passionate people in the world, then tells Priest he's walking into a war zone. He says the fans there will break Priest mentally, and he'll break him physically.

Priest asks McIntyre if his game plan is to really get under his skin, and says being booed doesn't bother him. He says he's made a living of proving people wrong, then asks McIntyre if his wife will be at Clash At The Castle. McIntyre warns Priest about using his wife's name, and Priest says he could care less if she'd be there. He says he wanted to see if he could get under McIntyre's skin, and says he clearly did.


Braun Strowman's music hits, and McIntyre leaves the ring. He stares down Priest, before Priest leaves the ring and McDonagh gets inside.

Braun Strowman vs. JD McDonagh (w/ Finn Balor)

The bell rings and McDonagh charges at Strowman. Strowman catches him and raises him above his head, but McDonagh slips out. Strwman whips McDonagh into the corner before McDonagh rolls out of the ring. Strowman sends McDonagh crashing into the mat, then lands an overhead chop on him in the corner and dumps him across the ring. Strowman charges at McDonagh in the corner, but McDonagh moves out of the way.


Strowman then slaps him and lands a bodyslam, then lands a kick on him. McDonagh lands three chops on Strowman, but Strowman levels him with one of his own and delivers a splash to him in the corner. Strowman whips McDonagh into the corner once again and charges at him, but McDonagh moves out of the way and Strowman is sent crashing into the ring post. McDonagh then lands a chop block on Strowman on the outside.

Back from the break, Strowman delivers a leaping clothesline to McDonagh. He follows it up with a back body drop, and McDonagh slides out of the ring as Strowman takes a second to recover with his injured knee. He then delivers a running shoulder tackle to McDonagh on the outside and gets him back in the ring, then sets up for the running powerslam. Balor hops up on the apron, but Strowman drags him into the ring. Carlito runs down to the ring and looks to clock Strowman, but Strowman levels him with a forearm. McDonagh takes advantage and lands a headbutt, but Strowman manages to catch him with a powerslam for the win.


Winner: Braun Strowman

After the match, Carlito and Balor beat down Strowman, but Strowman dumps Carlito and Balor out of the ring, but McDonagh grabs a chair and hits Strowman with it from behind. Strowman stays on his feet and turns around, but McDonagh slides out of the ring and retreats to the back with Balor and Carlito as Strowman follows not too far behind.

Back from the break, we see Priest, Balor, and Carlito discuss what happened at ringside backstage.

We then head over to a video recapping Bron Breakker's brutal attacks on Kale Dixon and Ricochet last week.

We then head over to the medical office and see Ricochet being cleared for competition once again earlier today as Adam Pearce stands by. Ricochet demands a match against Bron Breakker, but Pearce says Breakker is at home and currently suspended. Ilja Dragunov then enters and a heated verbal confrontation ensues between him and Ricochet. Pearce then makes a match between them official.

Back at ringside, Ricochet makes his way down to the ring. Dragunov follows. 

Ilja Dragunov vs. Ricochet

The bell rings and Ricochet lands a dropkick on Dragunov. Dragunov responds with a few chops on Ricochet, then looks to send him crashing into the mat. Ricochet lands on his feet, but Dragunov connects with a pair of German suplexes and rains down elbows on Ricochet. He then hits a third German suplex on Ricochet, then sends Ricochet crashing into the mat (injured) ribs first and delivers a running knee that sends Ricochet crashing to the outside.


Back from the break, Ricochet delivers an uppercut to Dragunov. Dragunov responds with an enzuigir and a German suplex, then follows it up with the Constatine Special. Ricochet delivers a tope suicida to level Dragunov on the outside, then looks to land a second one. Dragunov catches Ricochet and sends him crashing into the ring apron face first. Dragunov looks to powerbomb Ricochet, but Ricochet lands on the apron and flys off the middle turnbuckle to level Dragunov.

Ricochet dumps Dragunov back in the ring and ascends to the top. He looks to land a 450 Splash, but Dragunov moves out of the way and levels him. He then delivers a second Constatine Special and catches a kick from Ricochet, then follows it up with a right hand and a powerbomb. Dragunov ascends to the top and looks to land the H Bomb, but Ricochet catches Dragunov with a superkick and Recoil. He goes for a pin, but Dragunov kicks out. Ricochet then ascends to the top, but Dragunov trips him and joins him up there. Ricochet lands a series of headbutts to send him crashing into the mat, then delivers a Shooting Star Press. Out of nowhere, Bron Breakker appears and spears Ricochet, causing a double disqualification.


Winner: N/A (double disqualification due to outside interference)

Dragunov tries going after Breakker and lands a few chops, but Breakker catches him with a spear. Adam Pearce and other officials run down to the ring, and Pearce escorts Breakker to the back as he chews him out. Breakker stares down Pearce and heads to the back.

Back from the break, Pearce continues chewing out Breakker backstage as Cathy Kelley stands by. Breakker storms off, and Kiana James approaches Pearce. He walks off with her and tells her that he needs a drink.

We then head over to a video of The Miz and R-Truth getting ice cream from an ice cream truck. New Day approaches them and asks if they're still doing a Memorial Day raffle. While Truth and Miz have conflicting answers, Karrion Kross approaches Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston. A heated verbal confrontation ensues, leading to Woods to throw out a challenge to a tag team match against Authors of Pain next week.

Back at ringside, The Final Testament makes their way down to the ring. The Creed Brothers and Ivy Nile follow.

Authors of Pain (w/ The Final Testament) vs. The Creed Brothers (w/ Ivy Nile)

The bell rings and AOP goes straight after The Creed Brothers. Akam and Julius end up on the outside, leaving Rezar and Brutus inside the ring. Rezar delivers a Death Valley Driver to Brutus in the corner, then tags in Akam. Akam lands a right hand on Brutus, then tags Rezar back in. AOP double teams on Brutus, and Rezar wears down Brutus with a submission. Akam tags back in and whips Brutus into the corner, but Brutus escapes and tags in Julius. Julius delivers a forearm to Akam off the top rope, then delivers a pair of belly-to-belly throws to Akam and lands one on Rezar. He delivers a moonsault off the middle rope to Akam, then gets him in an Electric Chair position. Brutus ascends to the top to set up for the Brutus Ball. Scarlett attacks Nile on the outside, capturing the attention of The Creed Brothers and opening the door for AOP to deliver What A Rush for the win.


Winners: Authors of Pain

We then head backstage to Rey Mysterio, who sends a message to Carlito ahead of their match later tonight.

We then head over to a tribute video from WWE for Memorial Day. 

Back from the break, Sheamus makes his way down to the ring.

We Hear From Sheamus

Sheamus asks Savannah if they enjoyed King & Queen Of The Ring, and says all the matches were banger after banger after banger. He says there was no Sheamus on the card because Ludwig Kaiser sidelined him, and sends a message to him. He calls Kaiser that the king's court jester, and tells him that he's back.


Kaiser appears on the Titan Tron, and says Sheamus shouldn't be blaming him for his first round loss to GUNTHER in the King Of The Ring Tournament. He tells him to blame GUNTHER, and says after weeks hiding at home being a keyboard warrior, he's trying to tell him what to do. Sheamus then storms to the back to find Kaiser, but Kaiser blindsides him and sends him crashing into a road case. The two then brawl and end back up on the ramp before officials and Adam Pearce run down to separate them.

We then head backstage and see Becky Lynch give Lyra Valkyria some words of encouragement after both their losses at Queen Of The Ring.

Back at ringside, Kairi Sane and Dakota Kai make their way down to the ring. Valkyria follows.


Kairi Sane (w/ Dakota Kai) vs. Lyra Valkyria

The bell rings and Valkyria executes a mat return on Sane. She connects with an enzuigiri and a Northern Lights suplex, then ascends to the top. Sane trips her, and Valkyria lands on her injured ribs. Sane then lands a kick on Valkyria's ribs before she lands a backfist and follows it up with a forearm and a double stomp to Valkyria ribs on the apron. Sane climbs up to the top, and Valkyria joins her up there. Sane drapes Valkyria from the top rope by her knees and delivers a double stomp to her chest. She goes for a pin, but Valkyria kicks out. Sane sets up for the In-Sane Elbow, but Valkyria gets her boots up and pins Sane for the win.


Winner: Lyra Valkyria

After the match, Kai looks to attack Valkyria but Valkyria slides out of the ring before she can.

We then head backstage and see Finn Balor and Carlito arrive at Judgment Day's club house as Damian Priest is already waiting inside. Priest kicks out Carlito before McDonagh shows up. Priest asks where Dominik Mysterio is, then asks McDonagh if he needs to deal with Braun Strowman and questions why McDonagh was talking to Liv Morgan. McDonagh explains he was warning her that she won't be Women's World Champion for much longer, and Dominik shows up. Priest asks for a minute alone with Dominik and tells him he messed up big time. He asks if he's talked to Rhea Ripley, and he says he has adding that she knew he was just trying to help. Priest tells Dominik to fix things, and Dominik promises to.


Back at ringside, Rey Mysterio, Zelina Vega, and Dragon Lee make their way out.

We then head backstage to Damage CTRL's locker room, and see Kairi Sane and Dakota Kai about to enter as IYO SKY is already inside. SKY breaks furniture in the room out of frustration with Sane's loss and storms out.

Back at ringside, Carlito makes his way out.

Carlito vs. Rey Mysterio (w/ LWO)

The bell rings and Carlito hops out of the ring. Rey follows as Carlito exchanges words with Zelina Vega and Dragon Lee. Rey fires off forearms on Carlito, and the pair get back inside. Carlito whips Rey into the corner before he lands a backbreaker. Rey looks to land a moonsault off the ropes, but Carlito catches him and drapes him from his knees off the top rope. He lands a dropkick on him, then charges at him. Rey moves out of the way, and Carlito is sent crashing into the ring post.


Back from the break, Carlito levels Rey and delivers a superplex to him. He goes for a pin, but Rey kicks out. Carlito then fires off right and left hands on Rey, and the two teeter on the ropes. Rey delivers a headbutt that knocks Carlito off the ropes, then delivers a senton and a springboard moonsault. Carlito then sends Rey crashing into the mat. Carlito gets Rey on his shoulders, but Rey escapes and sends Carlito crashing into the ring post shoulder first. Finn Balor appears and sends Dragon Lee tumbling over the announce desk. Rey levels Balor with a senton off the apron, and Carlito looks to take advantage. He sets up for a backstabber, but Rey avoids it and delivers a 619. He follows it up with a Frog Splash over the top rope from the apron for the win.


Winner: Rey Mysterio

After the match, Rey lays Balor on top of the announce desk. Lee ascends to the top, but Priest clocks Rey from behind. Carlito prevents Lee from flying, and Priest lands a Razor's Edge on him. Rey then sends Priest crashing into the ropes with a dropkick, then knocks Balor off the apron. He dials it up for a 619, but Priest escapes and lands South of Heaven. He then stares down Balor and Carlito on the outside.

Bronson Reed then makes his way down to the ring. Otis and Chad Gable follow.

Bronson Reed vs. Otis (w/ Chad Gable)

The bell rings and Reed blindsides Otis as Otis talks to Gable on the outside. He rocks him with a headbutt, then levels him with a back elbow and sends him crashing into the ring post shoulder first. The referee begins a ten count, but Otis beats it at seven. Otis levels Reed and connects with a crossbody, then follows it up with a slam and a splash in the corner that sends Reed crashing into the mat.


Otis gets hyped up, but Gable tells him to stop and hops up on the apron to the disappointment of Otis. Otis rips off his shirt and gets hyped up again, but Gable once again tells him to stop. Otis turns around into a kick from Reed. Reed then delivers a senton and the Tsunami off the top rope for the win.

Winner: Bronson Reed

After the match, Otis looks to leave but Gable calls him back into the ring. He calls for Maxxine Dupri and Akira Tozawa to join them, and the trio join Gable inside the ring.

Alpha Academy Has A Tense Meeting

Gable chews out Otis first, and says he cost him the Intercontinental Championship in his Triple Threat against Sami Zayn and Bronson Reed at King & Queen Of The Ring. He says he gave him the chance to redeem himself tonight, but he failed again. He takes off his belt in an attempt to learn a lesson and tells Otis to grab the rope. He tells Maxxine Dupri and Akira Tozawa this is what happens when you bring shame to Alpha Academy, then looks to lash Otis with the belt. Before he can, Dupri stops him. Gable mocks Dupri and kicks her out of the ring, then asks Tozawa if he has a problem with it.


Sami Zayn's music hits, and he makes his way down to the ring. He checks on Dupri at the top of the ramp, then continues his way down with an angered look plastered across his face.

Gable tells Zayn to mind his own business and stay out of this. Zayn asks Gable what he's going to do, and calls him a weak little man. He says Gable manipulated his way into getting intercontinental Championship matches, but when he didn't win, he blamed everyone around him. He says that losing at King & Queen Of The Ring was solely his fault and not Otis, then says Gable can't get the job done. Gable says he can get the job done and blames Otis again for losing, then says he's disciplining him for his mistakes.


Gable once again looks to lash Otis with the belt, but Zayn grabs it from him. Otis inserts himself between Gable and Zayn, and Zayn asks Otis what he's going to do. He tells him he needs to start listening to fans rather than Gable.Gable clocks Zayn, and the two begin brawling. Otis pulls Zayn off Gable, and Zayn asks Otis what he's doing before trying to encourage him to leave Gable's side once again. Gable surprises Zayn with a German suplex, then rains down right hands on him. Gable grabs the Intercontinental Championship and leaves the ring as fans chant for Otis. Tozawa joins him as does Otis, and both men walk up the ramp ashamed as Gable follows behind.

Back from the break, we head backstage and see a conversation take place between Sonya Deville, Zoey Stark, and Shayna Baszler before Stark and Baszler find themselves involved in a heated verbal confrontation with Alba Fyre and Isla Daw.

Back at ringside, Becky Lynch makes her way out. Liv Morgan follows.

Liv Morgan (c) vs. Becky Lynch for the Women's World Championship in a Steel Cage Match

The bell rings and Morgan jams Lynch's face into the side of the steel cage. The pair teeter on the top rope, and Morgan sends Lynch's face bouncing off the side. She sends her crashing into the mat, then drapes her by her knees and jams her boot into Lynch's head to send it colliding with the side of the cage. She then delivers three dropkicks that send Lynch crashing into another side of the cage, then charges at her. Lynch moves out of the way and Morgan is sent crashing into the side of the cage. Lynch then fires off kicks on Morgan and sends her head repeatedly crashing into the cage, then ascends to the top and delivers a missile dropkick. Lynch delivers a dropkick to Morgan as she lays on the apron near one side of the cage, then delivers a kick to her midsecton and sets up for a leg drop. Morgan sees Lynch coming and sends her crashing face first into the side of the cage.


Back from the break, Morgan ascends up the side of the cage. Lynch joins Morgan up there and prevents her from escaping the cage, then delivers a superplex to Morgan off the top rope. She goes for a pin, but Morgan kicks out. Morgan then delivers a codebreaker to Lynch off the top rope and ascends up the cage again. Lynch meets Morgan at the top, and the pair exchange right hands. Lynch sends Morgan's head bouncing off the top and sends Morgan crashing back into the mat. Morgan then pulls Lynch off the top and delivers a powerbomb to her.

Morgan looks to land Oblivion, but Lynch sees her coming and locks in an arm submission. Morgan sends Lynch crashing into the side of the cage to break the hold, then looks to climb back up the cage. Lynch pulls Morgan down with a Side Russian Leg Sweep and goes for a pin, but Lynch kicks out.


Dominik Mysterio runs down to the ring with a key in hand and opens the cage door, inviting Lynch to exit. Finn Balor and JD McDonagh join Dominik and get in his face about what he's doing. Lynch prevents Morgan from leaving the cage as Strowman chases Balor and McDonagh around the ring. Dominik is sent crashing into the cage door by Strowman, and the door is accidentally sent crashing into Lynch's face. Morgan then manages to open the door and escape the cage for the win.

Winner (and still): Liv Morgan

After the match, Morgan stares down Dominik on the ramp and kisses him as the show goes off the air.