Results by Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
December 20, 2021
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Fiserv Forum)
Commentary: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton
Quick Match Results
- Bianca Belair defeated Doudrop via KOD
- Finn Bálor defeated Austin Theory via Coup de Grace
- Rey & Dominik Mysterio defeated AJ Styles & Omos via roll up by Rey on Styles after Omos refused to be tagged in. Styles & Omos attacked each other after the match.
- Randy Orton defeated Chad Gable via RKO
- Championship Contender’s Match: Dolph Ziggler defeated Damian Priest by count out when Robert Roode interfered and Priest attacked him on the outside
- Rhea Ripley defeated Queen Zelina via Riptide
- Big E & Bobby Lashley defeated Kevin Owens & Seth Rollins via spear by Lashley on Owens
In-Ring: Bobby Lashley, MVP, Big E, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens
A video kicks off the show highlighting Bobby Lashley running through Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, and WWE Champion Big E to earn his way into the WWE Championship match at WWE Day 1.
“The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley makes his way to the ring alongside MVP. They stand around for a few moments before MVP lightly asks Lashley, “Are we live?” Lashley affirms that they are, so MVP goes into his schtick. MVP tells the crowd to give Bobby Lashley respect. What Lashley did last week was impossible to even extraordinary men. Last week, Bobby Lashley beat Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, and WWE Champion Big E. MVP knows no one in the crowd is an athlete. They’re pretty pathetic. They can’t understand that what some people think is impossible is routine to Lashley. What Lashley did last week was like winning the Boston Marathon, going to the NBA and shooting a triple-double, and then knocking out Francis Ngannou all in one day. Everyone must pay respect to the All Mighty Era.
WWE Champion Big E makes his way to the ring. Big E says, “Hats off and cheese curds to you.” Lashley did what he said he would and beat all three of them to get a shot at his WWE Championship. Something still sticks in his craw. Lashley is strong, dominant, and has a lot of sisters (some people grumble at the ill-fated “Lashley’s Sisters” angle). However, MVP cracked him in the knee with his cane. Big E thinks Lashley doesn’t have the plums or cajones that he thought.
Lashley says he didn’t need help from anyone. Lashley didn’t need MVP’s help to beat Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, or “Little E.” Lashley says he’ll take a victory any way he can, but people are questioning whether he can beat Big E on his own. Before the match, MVP said if Lashley couldn’t beat Big E then MVP would. Lashley thinks MVP believes that, so he wants to see if he really can. MVP looks surprised. MVP is a 2-time US Champion and has the cane. Lashley is going to stand in the corner and see if MVP can beat Big E in the spirit of competition. Lashley says MVP has his cane, so let’s see him use it.
WWE Champion Big E and MVP square up to fight. MVP holds his cane up to strike Big E with.
Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens all of a sudden attack Lashley from behind. Big E runs out to take them out, but they overwhelm him and send him into the barricade. Rollins and Owens get Lashley in the ring and double-team him. All of a sudden, Big E jumps into the ring and helps Lashley take out Rollins and Owens. Big E and Lashley stand tall in the ring, while Owens and Rollins back off.
Backstage: Bianca Belair
Replays are shown of Bianca Belair defeating Doudrop last week before Doudrop attacked her from behind.
Sarah Schreiber interviews Bianca Belair backstage, calling this the final chapter of Belair vs. Doudrop. Belair says Doudrop has been taking her frustrations out on her. She is the EST of WWE. They have one final match for her to finally learn that no matter how much she attacks her, she’ll never take her out. This final chapter will end with Belair’s hand up as the undeniable EST of WWE.
Backstage: Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Adam Pearce, Sonya Deville
Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens are grumbling backstage. Owens says they have to try again to get Bobby Lashley out of the match. Owens says he’s known Lashley since 2004 and he seems to keep getting younger like a super jacked Benjamin Button. WWE Officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville walk up to them. Pearce says they’re going to make one of the most interesting tag matches in the history of Raw: Owens and Rollins vs. Lashley and Big E.
Bianca Belair vs. Doudrop
Belair quickly takes it to Doudrop and goes to lift her, but Doudrop gets out of the ring. Doudrop snaps her off the top rope and avalanches her down. Doudrop stomps her and clubs the back. Doudrop pummels her in the corner before backing up and avalanching her down. Belair fights back, but Doudrop forearms her back. Doudrop sends her to the corner, but Belair slingshots over her and dropkicks her into the corner. Belair kips up and hits some shoulder thrusts in the corner. Doudrop quickly drops her on the apron, but Belair knocks her back. Belair comes off the top rope with a cross-body block attempt, but Doudrop catches her and slams her down for a near fall. Belair avoids a splash and goes for a handspring standing moonsault, but Doudrop gets the knees up.
Belair rolls out of the ring to recover. Doudrop follows her out, but Belair fights back. Belair slams her with a spinebuster on the floor!
We come back from the break to see Doudrop sweep Belair’s feet on the top rope. Doudrop climbs the ropes, but Belair fights back with a sunset flip powerbomb attempt. Doudrop goes for a Banzai Drop, but Belair moves and rolls her up. Doudrop’s momentum takes her over. Doudrop quickly knocks her to the corner and hits a cannonball. Doudrop clubs away at her and tosses her to the corner. Doudrop tosses her around and slaps Belair in the face a few times. Belair responds with a slap and fights back at Doudrop. Belair shoulders her in the corner. Doudrop thwarts a whip, but Belair fights back and hits a cross-body block. Belair gets up and hits a handspring standing moonsault for a two count.
Belair tries to take it to Doudrop, but Doudrop connects with a sit-out powerbomb. Doudrop drags her to the corner and goes for a Vader Bomb, but Belair avoids it. Belair somehow lifts Doudrop up and connects with the KOD! Wow! Belair picks up the victory!
Winner by Pinfall: Bianca Belair
Backstage: Austin Theory
Footage is shown of Finn Bálor beating T-Bar two weeks ago before being attacked by Austin Theory. Last week, Theory cost Bálor a match against Dolph Ziggler.
Austin Theory is walking backstage when Kevin Patrick asks about him hanging out with Mr. McMahon. Theory says he feels so lucky and thinks McMahon thinks of him as a future WWE Champion. Theory walks off, and Patrick says he better not lose.
Finn Bálor vs. Austin Theory
The bell rings, and Bálor immediately attacks Theory. Bálor sends him into the ropes and hits a back elbow that knocks Theory out of the ring. Bálor goes outside to get him, but Theory kicks him and bounces him off the apron. Theory backs him into the apron and puts him back into the ring. Bálor takes him down and punches away at him. Theory escapes and goes to the apron. Theory quickly snaps him off the top rope and tackles him with punches. Theory stomps the midsection for a two count. Theory clubs away at Bálor in the corner and hits a snapmare before applying a chin lock. Theory cinches it in, but Bálor eventually fights up. Theory fights back and goes for a sunset flip, but Bálor rolls through and dropkicks him. Bálor clotheslines him out of the ring and goes for a running kick, but Theory blocks it. Theory sweeps the feet and hangs him off the apron for a neckbreaker.
We come back from the break to see Theory applying another chin lock. Bálor fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Theory quickly sends him to the corner, but Bálor boots him back. Bálor clotheslines him down and hits a running forearm followed by a double stomp to the chest. Bálor kicks him in the ribs and stomps away at him. Theory fights back and hits a dropkick for a two count. Theory misses an avalanche in the corner, and Bálor snap kicks him down. Bálor goes to the top rope, but Theory sweeps the feet. Theory hits a wild springboard Spanish Fly. Theory grabs his phone and goes for a selfie while pinning him, but Bálor counters into a crucifix pin. Theory kicks out and lifts Bálor, but Bálor counters into a falling elbow. Bálor dropkicks him into the corner and connects with the Coup de Grâce for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Finn Bálor
Backstage: The Miz, Omos, AJ Styles
Footage is shown of Maryse slapping The Miz after being used as a human shield to protect him from Edge last week.
The Miz is talking with Omos backstage. AJ Styles walks up and asks what they’re talking about. Miz says he’ll see them later on his show. Styles says they’re back on the same page and will be back in the title hunt.
In-Ring: Miz TV with AJ Styles and Omos
The Miz wants to address the controversy surrounding him and his wife. Miz sadly looks into the camera and says he loves Maryse. If she loves him and their family, she will not talk about their family on The Cutting Edge tonight.
Miz welcomes everyone to Miz TV and introduces AJ Styles and Omos. Miz says they’ve been off the same page, so Styles says that sounds like Miz and his wife. Styles says they are unstoppable when they’re on the same page. Miz says he heard from Omos that it is not true. Styles makes fun of Miz and his wife again. Miz says Omos told him that he’s tired of carrying Styles and Styles has been holding him back. Miz says this mutual respect that they have is very one-sided. How long did it take Styles to get to WWE? 15 years? Omos didn’t have to lift a finger. WWE begged him to sign with them. He’s not the next Andre the Giant. He’s the first Omos.
Styles says Miz is full of it. Styles asks Omos if that’s really what’s going on. Before Omos can say anything, The Mysterios come out to the ring. Apparently, Miz TV is just over right in the middle of it.
AJ Styles & Omos vs. Rey & Dominik Mysterio
AJ Styles starts against Dominik Mysterio. Styles quickly takes him down and hits a backbreaker. Dominik tries to fight back, but Styles applies an abdominal stretch. Dominik counters into a pin, but Styles gets out and hits a Pele Kick. Rey Mysterio tags in and hits a head-scissor takeover. Rey gets dropped on the apron, but he shoulders Styles and hits a slingshot DDT. Rey drops Styles into the ropes and hits the 619. Rey goes to the top rope and tries for a frog splash, but Styles gets the knees up. Styles goes for a tag, but Omos refuses. Rey rolls Styles up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Mysterios
Styles walks up to Omos and asks if this is how it’s going to be. Styles should have never taken him under his wing because Omos is a piece of trash. Omos shoves him, so Styles attacks him getting in the ring. Styles hits a Pele Kick that stuns him. Omos shoves him away, but Styles forearms him back. Styles goes for a Phenomenal Forearm, but Omos grabs him and puts him on his shoulders. Omos slams Styles down and stands over him.
Omos grabs a microphone and stands over Styles. Omos tells Styles the next time he sees him will be in a match.
Backstage: Austin Theory
Austin Theory is walking backstage. He walks up to Mr. McMahon’s office but walks away instead of going in.
Randy Orton vs. Chad Gable
The bell rings, and Gable quickly wrenches the arm. Orton twists through and takes him down to his knees. Gable twists and kips up out of it. Gable impressively takes him down with a drop-toe-hold and taunts the crowd. Orton rolls out of the ring to collect himself. Orton gets back in the ring and they go back and forth a bit. Gable takes him down with an arm drag and applies an armbar. Orton fights up and backs him into the corner. Orton whips him to the corner and goes for an avalanche, but Gable moves. Gable hits a pair of throws before putting the armbar back on. Orton fights back and gets Gable out of the ring. Orton kicks Gable getting on the apron and goes for a draping DDT. Gable gets out and goes for a German Suplex, but Orton gets out. Orton surprises him with an RKO for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Raw Tag Team Champion Randy Orton
Otis gets in the ring and goes to attack Orton. Orton attempts the RKO three times, but Otis pushes him off each time. Orton escapes the ring.
Backstage: Bobby Lashley
Bobby Lashley is backstage with MVP. Lashley says he doesn’t trust Big E, but he’ll take out Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens.
Segment: 24/7 Championship
Dana Brooke is hanging out with Reggie in some sort of Christmas-themed park when Tozawa (dressed as an elf) and R-Truth (dressed as a reindeer) show up. Tamina tries to roll up Dana Brooke, but she gets away and runs off with Reggie.
Championship Contender’s Match
Damian Priest vs. Dolph Ziggler
Priest takes it to Ziggler early on. Ziggler fights back and suffered a mini-wardrobe malfunction on a roll-up. Ziggler connects with a superplex as we go to the commercial.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler taking it to Priest. Ziggler kicks him in the face and sets up for a superkick. Priest blocks it and kicks away at him before hitting a wheel kick. Priest goes for a Broken Arrow, but Ziggler gets out. Priest crushes him with a clothesline and hits a Broken Arrow for a near fall. Priest goes to the top rope, but Ziggler scales the ropes. Priest gets down and kicks Ziggler in the face. Roode then sweeps Priest’s feet and takes him out. Priest flips out and attacks him, getting counted out in the process.
Winner by Count-Out: Dolph Ziggler
Priest is furious and gets in the ring, but Ziggler kicks him. Priest absorbs it and angrily goes after Ziggler, but Ziggler escapes.
Backstage: Austin Theory, Finn Balor, Vince McMahon
Backstage, Austin Theory is viciously attacking Finn Bálor. Theory slams him onto a crate and shouts at him.
After commercials, Mr. McMahon is working backstage when Austin Theory comes into his office. McMahon says he liked Theory beating up Finn Bálor, but he still lost his match. McMahon should fire him. McMahon loves firing people around the holidays. McMahon will give him another chance against Finn Bálor next week. McMahon erases something and blows the shavings onto Theory before doing a Santa laugh.
In-Ring: Edge, Maryse, The Miz
Edge welcomes everyone to the return of The Cutting Edge. Edge doesn’t have much in common with his guest other than they’re Canadian and frustrated with The Miz. Edge introduces Maryse to the ring.
Edge welcomes her to the show. Maryse says they’re not going to be friends and is here to use this platform for a speech. Maryse says she loves her husband, but he never thanks her for anything. She does everything for their business and their family. Last week, Edge could have really hurt her. Maryse sadly asks what would happen to her kids if something happened to her. Maryse asks if he would do that to his wife, Beth Phoenix.
Edge looks stunned and then says he’s not buying any of this. Edge knows this is a setup. Edge calls for The Miz. Miz’ music hits, and Edge thwarts Miz trying to attack him from behind. Edge takes it to The Miz, so Maryse hits him in the back with a purse and slaps him in the face. Miz hits a Skull Crushing Finale and kisses his wife. They laugh together.
Rhea Ripley vs. Queen Zelina
Queen Zelina has a microphone as she comes to the ring. She greets the crowd, but then drops the royal accent when they boo her.
Nikki A.S.H. and Carmella are banned from ringside. Ripley makes short work of Zelina and crushes her with a Riptide for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Rhea Ripley
Backstage: Big E, Bobby Lashley
WWE Champion Big E is backstage when Bobby Lashley comes up to him. Lashley says he doesn’t need any help to beat any of them.
Vignette: Veer Mahaan
Veer Mahaan is going to debut… eventually.
In-Ring: Liv Morgan, Becky Lynch
Liv Morgan is in the ring with a kendo stick and her left arm wrapped. Morgan says by now everyone has seen the footage on social media, but in case they haven’t, she’ll show it now.
Video Package: Liv Morgan attacks Becky Lynch at her training center. Morgan initially attacked a student thinking it was Lynch, but Lynch eventually showed up. Morgan hit her a few times with the kendo stick before Lynch escaped.
Morgan says she feels terrible about attacking an innocent student, but it felt good when she thought it was Becky. Morgan says she is going to become the Raw Women’s Champion because she will not be scared away from the ring.
Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch comes out to the stage. Lynch says Morgan has stepped up, but she’ll never be at her level. Morgan challenges her to get in the ring, but Lynch refuses because Morgan has a kendo stick. Morgan tosses the stick to Lynch and says she brought it for her. Lynch says she’s lucky that she has a private jet to catch and walks off.
Next week on Raw, AJ Styles will battle Omos. We’ll also see Randy Orton battle Otis, as well as Austin Theory battling Finn Bálor. Finally, Damian Priest defends the WWE United States Championship against Dolph Ziggler.
Big E & Bobby Lashley vs. Kevin Owens & Seth Rollins
Big E starts against Kevin Owens. Big E quickly takes it to him, so Owens escapes the ring. Lashley tags in and runs Owens over at ringside. Seth Rollins gets in the ring, but Big E quickly knocks him out. Lashley then runs Rollins over at ringside.
We come back from the break to see Lashley manhandling Rollins. Lashley hits a wild delayed vertical suplex. Rollins eventually gets away and tags Owens in. Lashley is knocked out of the ring, and Owens flattens Lashley with a senton splash. Owens continues the attack and puts Lashley in the ring for another senton splash for a one count. A “Bobby” chant picks up. Owens applies a front facelock and kicks Lashley down. Rollins tags in, and they hit Lashley with a double-team suplex. Owens poses and tells the crowd to “suck it.” Rollins covers Lashley for a two count before putting on a chin lock. Lashley fights up and hits a flatliner.
Big E and Kevin Owens tag in. Big E hits Owens with a pair of overhead belly-to-belly suplexes followed by a belly-to-belly side suplex. Big E hits the ropes and clotheslines Rollins out of the ring. Owens rolls Big E up for a two count. Big E connects with a uranage for a near fall. Big E sizes Owens up, but Rollins distracts him. Owens superkicks Big E and tags Rollins in. Rollins hits a frog splash for a near fall. Owens tags in, and Rollins hits Lashley with a suicide dive. Owens connects with a Swanton Bomb for a near fall.
We come back from the final break of the evening to see Owens miss a springboard moonsault on Big E. Lashley and Rollins tag in. Lashley shoulder blocks him and hits a neckbreaker. Lashley sends Rollins absolutely FLYING with a belly-to-belly suplex. Lashley avalanches him, but Rollins soon boots him back. Lashley leapfrogs him and connects with a powerslam, but Owens breaks up the pin. Big E gets in the ring and puts Owens on the apron. Owens knees Big E in the face trying a spear off the apron. Rollins knees Big E in the face and gets out of a dominator attempt from Lashley. Lashley accidentally spears Big E. Lashley then spears Owens and gets the pin a millisecond before Rollins hits Lashley with a Stomp. There seems to be a lot of confusion like this wasn’t supposed to be the finish.
Winners by Pinfall: WWE Champion Big E and Bobby Lashley
They continue to attack Lashley before wiping out Big E and Lashley with the steel steps. Rollins and Owens pick Lashley up for an apron powerbomb. They finish with a Stomp onto the steel steps. Lashley is unconscious. Owens and Rollins embrace in the ring as the show comes to an end.