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Raw – Dec 5

Raw – Dec 5

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*Elias is injured before the show when Solo Sikoa beats him up in the parking area…so the Bloodline starts the show by announcing the tag title match is off…Matt Riddle interrupts, he’s got a new partner for tonight…Kevin Owens joins Riddle & they head to the ring.

(1)  The Usos def. Matt Riddle & Kevin Owens…retain their Undisputed Tag Team Championship…Jimmy makes a blind tag…Jey hits a Superkick that sends Riddle bouncing off the ropes & into the 1D for the win (14:09)…AFTER…the Bloodline attack Riddle 4-on-1 until Owens clears the ring with a chair & chases them up the aisle…but Solo Sikoa doubled back & takes out Riddle with the Samoan Spike…Sikoa then hangs a chair around Riddle’s head & charges from the opposite corner & ass-checks the chair…refs pull Sikoa off…Riddle leaves the ring in a neck brace & on a backboard.

*The Judgment Day backstage…Rhea Ripley says she’ll win her triple threat tonight…she’ll beat the other triple threat winner next week…the she’ll beat Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship…then everyone will call her Mami.

*JBL kicks off his Invitational Poker Tournament…Dexter Lumis wasn’t invited, but Miz’s bag of money gets him a late seat at the table.

(2)  Bayley def. Asuka & Rhea Ripley…in a TRIPLE THREAT MATCH…after Rhea misses a cannonball on the floor & essentially takes herself out, Asuka misses a missile dropkick & Bayley follows with the Roseplant for the win (15:18)…as a result, she will move on to the #1 contender match next week, where she faces the winner of a 2nd triple threat later tonight…AFTER…Rhea attacks Asuka & leaves her laying after a Riptide.

*Drew McIntyre announces via social media that he’s not medically cleared for SmackDown…so Butch will team with Sheamus to take on the Usos for the tag titles.

*Seth Rollins to the ring…Bobby Lashley interrupts…Seth teases Bobby about being jealous of Brock Lesnar…fists fly…refs & agents pull them apart…Lashley misses Seth with a Spear & Petey Williams takes the bullet.

*Austin Theory backstage with Byron Saxton…he says those two are the past…the “forever” is just beginning…Mustafa Ali teases Theory about his cash in…Theory challenges Ali to face him tonight, but then never wants to hear him bitch about “opportunity” ever again.

*Dexter Lumis cleans out Baron Corbin at the poker table…Dom Mysterio tries to steal chips from Akira TozawaJBL tells them to take their fight elsewhere.

(3)  Austin Theory def. Mustafa Ali by DISQUALIFICATION…retains his United States Championship…when Dolph Ziggler slides in & Superkicks Theory, causing the DQ (08:04)…AFTER…while Ali & Ziggler argue, Theory attacks both…Ali gets rocketed between the buckles & into the ring post…Ziggler gets a trip A-Town Down.

*Miz approaches JBL about not getting an invite…JBL offers him a seat but Miz doesn’t have the $50,000 buy in…and the Rolex he tries to use as collateral isn’t real…Miz leaves dejected.

*Baron Corbin gets caught with cards up his sleeve…AJ Styles & the OC call him out…the Alpha Academy seem to have Corbin’s back as pushing & shoving starts…JBL throws a fit…NO FIGHTING…AJ tells Corbin to get in his gear & bring his friends.

*Bianca Belair backstage with Cathy Kelley…she’ll be ready for anyone who comes out of the triple threat matches.

(4)  AJ Styles & the OC def. Baron Corbin & Alpha Academy…Magic Killer on Chad Gable, Gallows covers for the win (14:32).

*Candice LeRae backstage with Byron Saxton…after beating Dakota, she now faces Iyo Sky next week on Raw…Johnny Gargano & Dexter Lumis show up with the poker winnings & Candice has to excuse herself from the interview to help secure the cash properly.

(5)  Dominik Mysterio def. Akira Tozawa…Tozawa misses a top buckle diving Senton & Dom counters with a Frog Splash for the win (02:50)…AFTER…Judgment Day looks like they’re going to take liberties with Tozawa until the Street Profits make their way out & Judgment Day disperse.

*Bobby Lashley approached backstage by Adam Pearce…he knows Lashley didn’t mean to spear Petey Williams, but it can’t happen again…Lashley is annoyed by the conversation & less than apologetic.

(6)  Alexa Bliss def. Becky Lynch & Nikki Cross…in a TRIPLE THREAT MATCH…around the 16 minute mark Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky pull Becky out of the ring & powerbomb her through the announce desk…Alexa hits Twisted Bliss on Nikki for the win (16:32)…as a result, Alexa moves on to the #1 contender match next week, against Bayley.


WWE RAW PREVIEW – Dec. 12, 2022 – Milwaukee, WI

+ Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley – #1 Contender Match to the United States Championship

+ Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss – #1 Contender Match to the Raw Women’s Championship

+ Candice LeRae vs. Iyo Sky


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