Raw started off 2023 with two title matches taking place last night.
The Raw Women's Championship and United States Championship were both up for grabs on the first Raw of the new year. Bianca Belair vs. Alexa Bliss ended in a disqualification, while Austin Theory retained the United States title against Seth Rollins in the main event.
The DQ in the Raw Women's Championship match happened after Bliss snapped. During the match, Bliss was distracted by seeing two people in Uncle Howdy masks in the crowd. Bray Wyatt's moth logo then flashed on the video screen twice. That caused Bliss to freak out and attack the referee. Bliss then went after Belair, giving her two DDTs onto the steel steps. Belair, who had blood on her chin after being sent into the steps, was helped to the back by her husband Montez Ford.
Theory defeated Rollins after giving him a low blow, taking out Rollins' hurt knee, and then hitting A-Town Down. Rollins had given Theory a Pedigree near the end of the match, but there was a ref bump that delayed the pin. Rollins was also slow to make the cover because of his knee.
More coverage from last night --
- Country music star Hardy to perform at WWE Royal Rumble
- AEW Dark Elevation results: House of Black, Jeff Jarrett & Jay Lethal in action
- Jon Moxley promo set for AEW Dynamite
- UFC's Dana White involved in physical altercation with wife on New Year's Eve
- Strong Survivor battle royal set for this week's NJPW Strong
- WWE Raw live results: First Raw of 2023
WWE Raw video highlights --
The Bloodline attempt to take over Raw
Bianca Belair vs. Alexa Bliss for the Raw Women's Championship
Music City Street Fight: Elias vs. Solo Sikoa
Kevin Owens & The Street Profits vs. Sami Zayn & The Usos
Sheamus and Drew McIntyre help Kevin Owens fend off The Bloodline
Dexter Lumis vs. Chad Gable
Part one of a special look at Cody Rhodes' road to recovery
Becky Lynch calls Bayley a coward who can't do anything by herself
Becky Lynch & Mia Yim vs. Dakota Kai & IYO SKY
Dominik Mysterio addresses his Christmas Eve arrest
Austin Theory vs. Seth Rollins for the United States Championship
Raw fallout: Hardy is excited to perform live at the Royal Rumble
Raw Talk: Sami Zayn, Judgment Day, Alpha Academy interviews