In a thrilling run of events at WWE RAW on October 23, 2023, we were treated with both exhilarating matches and intriguing announcements. The showdown took place at the American Airlines Center, Dallas, where the audience was glued to the breathtaking performances of their favorite wrestlers.
In the Quick Match category, New Day’s Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston emerged victorious against Alpha Academy’s Otis and Chad Gable. Becky Lynch retained her NXT Women’s Championship title by defeating Indi Hartwell. Other big wins of the night include Johny Gargano defeating Giovanni Vinci, Chelsea Green and Piper Niven beating Natayla and Nikki Cross, Drew McIntyre outscoring Sami Zayn, Bronson Reed’s win over Akira Tozawa, and Damian Priest’s victory against Jey Uso.
However, besides these routine matches, the highlight of Monday’s RAW was the official announcement for the card of WWE Crown Jewel 2023, scheduled for November 4th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The crowd erupted in exhilaration as Cody Rhodes and Damian Priest’s singles match got a spot in the list of line-ups. Earlier, an in-ring promo segment between the duo gave the necessary setup for this match which quickly led to a brawl involving other wrestlers.
In a turn of events, Rhodes got his leg smashed by Priest with a chair on the steel steps. As a result of the chaos, the crowd got an unexpected preview of the Cody Rhodes vs. Damian Priest match set for the Crown Jewel 2023.
In tandem with the thrilling and unexpected clashes, the evening also witnessed a bit of unfortunate news. Natalya, during a backstage episode involving Indi Hartwell and Candie LeRae, revealed that Tegan Nox has been ruled out due to an injury she suffered at the last week’s NXT show. No further details were shared, but the fans were assured of her quick recovery and return.
The updated card for WWE Crown Jewel now includes Cody Rhodes vs. Damian Priest along with other high-voltage matches. Events include LA Knight vs. Roman Reigns for Undisputed WWE Universal Championship, Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins for WWE World Heavyweight Championship, and Shayna Baszler vs. Nia Jax vs. Raquel Rodriguez vs. Zoey Stark vs. Rhea Ripley for WWE Women’s World Championship, among others.
The promise of intense fights, surprising comebacks, and a lingering uncertainty for Tegan Nox has now amped up the expectations for the upcoming WWE Crown Jewel 2023. The wrestling enthusiasts, brace yourself for the thrill that awaits!