WWE Raw Results
December 16, 2019
Des Moines, Iowa
Commentary: Vic Joseph, Jerry “The King” Lawler, and Samoa Joe
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video kicks off the show highlighting Seth Rollins joining forces with AOP to take out Kevin Owens. Rollins told the audience he was going to push back at them.
We go live into the arena to see a big pyrotechnics display.
Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he comes out to a mixed reaction in his home state of Iowa. Rollins introduces the first two men that have chosen to live on the right side of history: Akam and Rezar, the AOP. AOP comes out. Rollins says when he debuted in NXT, the entire world said that he is the future. When he showed up on Raw, the entire world clamored that he is the future. They said that all the way up to this year when he did the unthinkable twice in beating Brock Lesnar. Everyone said he is the future. That’s not just one or two people. Fans and critics, management, ownership… everyone was saying it. Then all of a sudden the mood changed and people started to question his leadership. Being a leader isn’t about being cool or popular. It’s about making decisions for the sake of progress. Kevin Owens is a perfect example of that. What happened to Owens is a tragedy, but he did it to himself. Owens resisted and became an example.
Rollins says he’s told the truth the whole time. Rollins says he is a leader. Bigger than that, he is a visionary. Rollins will lead the brand and industry into the next decade and beyond. Whether they like it or not, they are coming with him by hook or by crook. Rollins will drag them into 2020 and impose his will. If they resist, the AOP will enforce his will.
Rollins has something to address tonight. It’s not going to be a popular decision, but he has a score to settle. By the end of the night, it will be settled. The crowd will not like it. Rollins wants to say it in advance: he’s sorry. Rollins and AOP walk off.
The commentators talk about who Seth Rollins was just mentioning.
Raw Tag Team Champions The Viking Raiders make their way to the ring. Photos are shown of the Raiders slamming Karl Anderson of The O.C. through a KFC table last night at WWE TLC.
The O.C. come out to the stage. Karl Anderson tells the crowd to shut up and listen. They will be the first to admit that The Viking Raiders are the most unstoppable tag team to hit the WWE in decades, but there’s only one tag team that holds a victory over them. Gallows and Anderson, repping the official, the only club that matters: The O.C. Last night, the Viking Raiders sacrificed themselves with dangerous dives out of the ring to make sure they didn’t lose twice to them. Gallows says the ugly sumbitches in the ring may be the Raw Tag Team Champions, but they’re the best tag team in the world.
The Viking Raiders vs. The O.C.
Luke Gallows starts against Ivar. Gallows kicks him and applies a side headlock. Ivar whips him off, but Gallows shoulder blocks him. Ivar shoulder blocks him back, so Gallows uppercuts him. Karl Anderson tags in, so Ivar picks him up and slams him into the corner. Erik tags in and viciously knees Anderson in the face. Erik knees Anderson in the midsection and crossfaces him. Ivar tags in, and he scoop slams Anderson. Erik then scoop slams Ivar onto Anderson. Ivar clubs Anderson in the face before clubbing the back. Ivar wrenches the arm and tags Erik back in. Erik takes Anderson down and hits a delayed vertical suplex for a two count. Erik applies an arm bar, but Anderson rakes the eyes and tags Gallows in. Erik slingshots over Gallows, drops down, and forearms him in the face to knock him out of the ring. Erik hits the ropes for a suicide dive, but Gallows uppercuts him. Gallows then connects with a fallaway slam into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Anderson hit a spinebuster on Erik for a two count. Gallows tags in and clubs Erik down. Gallows punches away at Erik in the corner before taking him down for a chin lock. Erik soon fights up and elbows out. Gallows clubs the back and connects with a back suplex. Anderson tags in and rakes the face of Erik before shouting at the crowd. Erik quickly forearms Anderson, but Anderson fights back. Erik tries to flip through a back suplex and lands on his head!
Ivar tags in and hits Anderson with a big splash. Ivar takes Gallows down and goes to slam Anderson, but Anderson slides off. Ivar cartwheels around him and hits a clothesline. Ivar hits a big bronco buster in the corner, but Gallows breaks it up. Anderson comes back with a neckbreaker. Gallows tags in, and they double-team Ivar for a near fall. Ivar runs through a double clothesline and hits a handspring back elbow on both. Erik and Ivar then hit stereo suicide dives on Gallows and Anderson.
We come back from the break to see Erik overtake Anderson and viciously knee him in the face. Gallows tags in, as does Ivar. Gallows is taken down, and Erik slams Ivar into Gallows’ face for a near fall. Erik tags in and wipes out Gallows and Anderson. Ivar tags in as Erik slams Anderson. Ivar goes to the middle rope and punches Gallows off the apron. Ivar then goes to the top rope for a moonsault, but Gallows pulls Anderson out of the way. The O.C. hit Ivar with the Magic Killer for the win!
Winners by Pinfall: The O.C.
Footage is shown of Sarah Schreiber trying to find out what is in Erick Rowan’s cage. Rowan gives her a word of advice: “mind your business!”
Erick Rowan is shown walking backstage. He’ll be in action, next.
Erick Rowan vs. Dante Leon
The bell rings, and Erick Rowan smiles at his prey. Leon gets out of the ring and tries to go for the cage, but Rowan gets in his way. Leon goes to the other direction, but Rowan cuts him off. Leon goes under the ring to escape. Leon comes out and goes near the cage. Rowan sees this and charges him. Leon falls while trying to escape. Rowan grabs him and viciously hits a running cross-body on the floor. Rowan then hits an Iron Claw Slam. Rowan hits another Iron Claw Slam and puts a foot on his chest to pin him.
Winner by Pinfall: Erick Rowan
Charly Caruso is backstage with Andrade, who will be in a Gauntlet Match for a United States Championship opportunity. Charly mentions Humberto Carrillo is also in the match. Andrade speaks Spanish and walks off. Zelina Vega says losing to Carrillo is the best thing to happen to Andrade. It forced Andrade to take Carrillo seriously, which is bad for Carrillo.
Bobby Lashley and Lana are out next.
The makeover of Liv Morgan is happening.
Bobby Lashley and Lana make their way to the ring looking very pleased. Lana says last night her hot, hot boyfriend crushed and destroyed Rusev in a Tables Match. Lashley poses. A “Rusev Day” chant picks up. Lana tells them to be quiet. She says Lashley gives her the butterflies. Lana says they’re trying to move on and Rusev Day is dead.
Lana says she wants Lashley. She wants him to show the world how much he loves her. Lana wants Lashley to ask her to marry him. She even gives him the diamond ring. Lashley looks confused. Lashley says he doesn’t like when anyone tells him what to do… except her. Lashley gets down on one knee and says she is the most gorgeous woman in the entire world. She’s the most amazing female wrestler in WWE history. They will be the most amazing power couple this company has ever seen. Lashley asks Lana to marry him. The crowd boos. Lana exaggeratedly says this is just like they rehearsed. She will jumps up and down saying, “Yes.” It’ll be the most ravishing wedding, and it will happen on Lana Day. They walk off together with Lana showing off her ring.
Footage is shown of Seth Rollins saying he will settle a score by the end of the night along with AOP. Rollins apologized in advance.
Coming up next, Ricochet, Akira Tozawa, Humberto Carrillo, R-Truth, Matt Hardy, and Andrade will be in a Gauntlet Match with the winner getting a shot at the United States Championship.
R-Truth makes his entrance rapping. R-Truth says he wouldn’t be in WWE without his childhood hero John Cena and his US Open Challenges every Saturday morning. R-Truth says he’ll be the first-ever United States Champion and 24/7 Champion. He’s taking both titles to WrestleMania. R-Truth points, but there’s no WrestleMania sign. He is confused.
R-Truth vs. Akira Tozawa
They lock up, and Tozawa applies a side headlock. R-Truth gets out and shoulder blocks Tozawa down. R-Truth kicks him in the face and does a dance. Tozawa charges into a punch. R-Truth goes for a running shoulder, but he hits the ring post shoulder-first when Tozawa moves. Tozawa hits a summersault senton off the apron. Tozawa gets him in the ring and hits a missile dropkick for a two count.
United States Champion Rey Mysterio is shown watching on. Tozawa rolls R-Truth up for the win. R-Truth is chased off by all the 24/7 Championship hopefuls.
Akira Tozawa def. R-Truth in the Gauntlet Match
Ricochet will face Tozawa, next.
Akira Tozawa vs. Ricochet
The match rings, and they go back and forth before Ricochet tries a head-scissor takeover. Tozawa lands on his feet, so Ricochet dropkicks him out of the ring. Tozawa quickly comes back with a kick to the head to knock Ricochet out of the ring. Tozawa connects with a suicide dive before getting in the ring and connecting with another one. Tozawa gets him in the ring and kicks him in the head. Ricochet quickly catches Tozawa in mid-air with a dropkick.
Rey Mysterio is watching backstage. Ricochet chops the chest and takes him down. Ricochet then applies a modified bow and arrow submission. Tozawa won’t tap out, so Ricochet slams him on his chest for a near fall. Ricochet forearms him down and chops the chest. Tozawa comes back with an octopus stretch. Ricochet gets out and goes for a back suplex, but Tozawa flips through. Ricochet lands on his feet to counter a German. Tozawa ducks an enzuigiri and hits a German Suplex with a bridge for a near fall.