WWE Raw, with fallout from Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia, advertised a Battle Royal to determine the next No. 1 contender for Rhea Ripley’s Women’s World Championship. Raw also advertised the Judgment Day vs. the New Day, Akira Tozawa vs. Shinsuke Nakamura and a Fatal 4-Way to determine the No. 1 Contender for the Intercontinental Championship.
Last week’s broadcast of WWE Raw garnered 1.391 million viewers.
WWE Raw Results on November 6, 2023
- The Judgment Day def. The New Day
- Shinsuke Nakamura def. Akira Tozawa
- The Miz def. Bronson Reed, Ricochet and Ivar | No. 1 Contender’s Fatal 4-Way for IC Title
- The Creed Brothers def. DIY
- Zoey Stark wins Women’s Battle Royal
- Sami Zayn def. Seth Rollins | WWE World Heavyweight Championship
WWE Raw Ratings
- October 30, 2023 | 1.391 million
- October 23, 2023 | 1.476 million
- October 16, 2023 | 1.48 million
- October 9, 2023 | 1.56 million
- October 2, 2023 | 1.51 million
- WWE Raw Venue: Mohegan Sun Arena (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)
- WWE Raw Tickets Distributed: 7,255
- WWE Raw Tickets Available: 141
WWE Raw Winners And Grades
Seth Rollins And Sami Zayn Kick Off Raw
Seth Rollins was dressed like if Dick Tracy was a sassy little Minion.
Rollins brought out Sami Zayn. Apparently, Zayn was ordered to return Priest’s briefcase to Adam Pearce. Rollins then…challenged(?) for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
When Zayn said he didn’t want to beat a compromised champion, Rollins lost it and said nobody who has been in the business as long as himself and Zayn is 100%. Zayn accepted.
Opening Segment Grade: C+
The Judgment Day Def. The New Day
Backstage, Damian Priest cut a promo in Spanglish about how hot he was that Sami Zayn stole his briefcase and is still getting a world title shot.
The origin of this feud is the New Day dressed up as the New Judgment Day and Balor and Priest were not having it.
The Judgment Day won clean with a South of Heaven into a Coup de Grace.
Judgment Day vs. New Day Grade: B-
Shinsuke Nakamura Def. Akira Tozawa
The only newsworthy item about this match were the CM Punk chants. Mind you, these CM Punk chants didn’t start back up until after I announced I was releasing a CM Punk documentary on Pro Wrestling Bits. Coincidence?
Shinsuke Nakamura made quick work of Akira Tozawa, so it’s good to see WWE continuing Nakamura’s push post-Rollins.
Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Akira Tozawa Grade: B-
The Miz def. Bronson Reed, Ricochet And Ivar
There was an unbelievable spot where Ricochet was bounced off the top rope by Bronson Reed into a hurricanrana from Ivar. It was so good, instead of showing us what happened during the break, WWE just showed a replay of this spot again.
The Miz was a huge babyface in this match as fans chanted “let’s go Miz!” Michael Cole even noted Miz didn’t know what to do after getting a standing ovation during a babyface comeback.
At one point, both Ivar and Bronson Reed went for their top-rope finishers simultaneously. Reed missed the Tsunami. Ricochet kicked out at the last second, but Reed didn’t so Miz won.
Fatal 4-Way Grade: B+
The Creed Brothers Vs. DIY
WWE showed the Creed Brothers signing with WWE backstage.
Fans did not react at all to Julius Creed’s seated vertical suplex. The Mohegan Sun Arena was a fickle bunch.
The contrast between the blue-chip Creed Brothers and Indie Darling DIY couldn’t be more stark.
The Creed Brothers won, but only with interference from IMPERIUM, which is far better than DIY losing unceremoniously the way I thought they would.
The Creed Brothers vs. DIY Grade: B+
Zoey Stark Wins Women’s Battle Royal
Xia Li attacked Becky Lynch on her way to the ring—taking Lynch out of the Battle Royal—and Adam Pearce refused to let Xia compete. Pearce continues to build credibility as GM of Raw. He has more control over the Raw locker room than Tony Khan does AEW.
The Battle Royal began with a comatose Nikki Cross being yeeted out of the ring by Raquel Rodriguez and Nia Jax. Michael Cole was very entertaining giving updates on Cross, who stood stoically next to the announce table.
There were a couple of promising choices to win this Battle Royal, including Ivy Nile who was put over huge in her debut. Nile had several eliminations and even picked up Nia Jax.
It took several women to eliminate Nia Jax, who impressively backflipped over the top rope.
Zoey Stark winning this Battle Royal is a let down, especially after she just lost to Rhea Ripley after there was already zero chance of her dethroning Mami.
Women’s Battle Royal Grade: C
Seth Rollins Def. Sami Zayn
WWE aired a vignette of Sami Zayn’s last world title shot when he came up short against Roman Reigns in Montreal. Jey Uso was sure to apologize for how everything went down “back in the day,” which was literally months ago this year.
Sami Zayn and Seth Rollins worked their tails off for a lukewarm Mohegan Sun crowd, but the two pros were able to get the crowd into it by the finishing sequences.
Seth Rollins, who is doing the Orange Cassidy “injured champion” gimmick, defeated Sami Zayn with a rollup.
Jey Uso got an enormous pop when he hit the ring to save Sami Zayn and Seth Rollins from the Judgment Day. They went even crazier for Cody Rhodes.
Adam Pearce asked “you want to play games?!” which led to a huge pop. Pearce then announced war games, almost as good as William Regal.