WWE Raw Results
December 21, 2020
St. Petersburg, Florida (Tropicana Field)
Commentary: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, and Samoa Joe
Results by: Roy Nemer of Wrestleview.com
WWE Monday Night Raw kicks off with one half of the new Women’s Tag Team Champions Charlotte Flair making her way down to the ring. We see clips of last night’s TLC PPV where Flair and Asuka became the new Women’s Champions.
Flair says she is in the ThunderDome and what would the ThunderDome be without the queen. She says when a friend asks for help and there’s something in it for her, she’ll accept. And her friend, who some say is the heartbeat of this division, is her partner, Asuka. She welcomes Asuka to the ring.
Out comes Asuka speaking Japanese. She says she is the double champion and that Shayna and Nia were not ready for Asuka. Out come Jax and Shayna to the ring. Jax tells Charlotte it’s good to see her, it took six months to heal her broken arm but it didn’t heal that robotic voice of hers. Flair mocks Jax and says she kicked her ass last night.
Out come Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke. Mandy tells Dana something looks different about her, they looked the same as they did last week but Nia and Shayna look different. Shayna looks like Rudolf with a nose job. Brooke says she knows what’s different, they’re not the Tag Team Champions anymore.
Rose and Brooke enter the ring. Charlotte asks for a referee because she wants to see Rose and Brooke against Jax and Shayna. Mandy gets Nia back in the ring and with Mandy on the ring apron, Nia knocks her to the outside. She throws Mandy into the barricade.
Charlotte and Asuka are at ringside doing commentary. The bell rings and we are under way. Dana and Shayna are in the ring. A take down by Mandy. She gets Shayna in the corner and tags Dana into the match. They double team Shayna as Nia is tagged in. Nia throws Dana down and across the ring. She gets Dana in the corner and a splash by Nia as she throws Dana into the opposite corner. Nia goes for another splash as Dana moves out of the way. Dana with an acrobatic back elbow.
Mandy is tagged in as they double team Jax to the outside of the ring. A baseball slide by Dana onto Shayna on the outside.
Back from commercial, Nia and Mandy are in the ring. Right hands by Mandy followed by a kick but Jax knocks her down. Shayna is tagged in as they double team Mandy. Shayna slams Mandy’s knee into the mat. Jax is tagged back in and again the double team on Mandy in the corner. Jax gets Mandy in the corner but Mandy with a kick and a right hand. She runs towards Jax but a clothesline takes Mandy down.
Shayna is tagged back in and she knocks Dana off the ring apron. Mandy with several clotheslines followed by a suplex. Mandy throws Shayna in the corner and more right hands. A flying knee to the face by Mandy as Dana is tagged in. She goes for the cover but Jax kicks out. Dana gets on the top rope and the senton onto Shayna. She goes for the cover but Nia pulls her to the outside. She beats up on Dana as Dana is thrown back in the ring.
Shayna with a modified back breaker onto Dana. Shayna grabs Dana’s arm and twists it. She goes for a stomp but Dana moves out of the way. Dana goes for the cover but Shayna reverses it into the Kirifuda Clutch as Dana taps out.
Winners: Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax
After the match, Shayna and Nia look towards Charlotte and Asuka as Dana and Mandy knock them off the ring apron.
We see The Hurt Business backstage and approach someone wearing a New Day tshirt. They stop him and tell him wardrobe change. Lashley rips off the guy’s shirt and put a Hurt Business tshirt on him.
The Hurt Business make their way to the ring. MVP says if ever there was a time for a champagne celebration, it’s tonight as they celebrate the new Tag Team Champions. And what better place than the VIP Lounge. MVP hypes up the Hurt Business as the Champions.
Shelton says last night at TLC they showed why they are better than any Tag Team. Alexander says especially the New Day. Now the titles have the prestige they deserve just by being with the Hurt Business. Forget about pancakes, unicorns. The Hurt Business are surrounded by champagne and custom made suits.
Lashley says the Hurt Business is the most dominant force in WWE. And you can get used to seeing this because Shelton and Alexander have proven their dominance. And he can guarantee that there is not a man alive who can beat him for the United States Championship.
MVP says to commemorate such a historical occasion, he hired a photographer. In comes a the photographer as she takes pictures of them with the Championships. Behind them is R-Truth with the 24/7 Championships on the ring apron. The WWE locker room clears out as they chase him around the ring.
Jeff Hardy’s music hits and out he comes with Riddle onto the stage. MVP says they weren’t invited. Riddle congratulates them on their winning and he likes the celebration. But they’re doing a few things wrong like why spending so much money at the club. They need to be just chilling and relaxing with the homies. Grill up some treats, get a little toasted and listen to the Joe Rogan podcast or what a Dave Chappelle comedy special.
Riddle says there’s no reason to spread negativity because at the end of the day, we’re all the same. MVP says they are not the same at all. He doesn’t know what he’s talking about, they don’t know what he’s talking about. MVP asks why he’s here. Jeff says there are more important things in life than status and money. A man’s character is the only criteria of wealth.
Angel Garza is backstage as he gives Alyse a rose. He tells her maybe after the match she can interview him.
Drew Gulak vs. Angel Garza
The bell rings and we are under way. Garza gets Gulak in the corner and a big right hand. He goes for the cover but Gulak kicks out. An abdominal stretch by Garza which is reversed by Gulak. Garza with a punch to the body to break it up. He sends Gulak to the ropes and a modified hip toss. He goes for the cover but Gulak kicks out.
Both men bak up and right hands by Gulak but a boot to the face by Garza. A super kick by Garza followed by the Wing Clipper. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winner: Angel Garza
AJ Styles is backstage with Omos. In comes Charlie as she asks him about Miz cashing in. Styles says he was livid. The Miz screwed him out of the WWE Championship. Charlie says if he’s so mad, why did he agree to be on Miz TV? AJ says he wants to know what he has to say for himself and for his sake it better be good.
Miz TV with AJ Styles and Omos
John Morrison is in the ring with The Miz. He introduces everyone to Miz TV. Miz says in life, you don’t often get invited to become the WWE Champion. Last night, he had the chance to become a two time WWE Champion but he failed. And he failed his family and for that, he is sorry. Morrison says that’s not the only apology that has to be done tonight. Miz introduces AJ Styles to the ring.
Out comes AJ to the ring with Omos. Miz says he asked him here to hear an explanation. He says he thinks AJ would have done the same thing. AJ tells him to shut up, he may be the biggest idiot on earth. He is selfish and on top of that, he is incompetent. He cost him the WWE Championship and on top of that, in a ladder match, he cashed in his Money in the Bank contract. They both lost because ofh im. Miz says he knows that. That contract was everything.
Miz says 10 years ago he cashed in and became Champion. He went on to main event WrestleMania and this was going to be the same. For 15 years he has dedicated himself to be the poster child of WWE. And no one respects him, no one cares. But if he cashes in at the right time, maybe, just maybe they would respect him. He would respect him. Everyone would respect him and he would have taken Raw to new heights. But he can’t do anything about that. And from the bottom of his heart, his soul, with every ounce of dignity, he apologizes. They both were robbed last night. Miz says it’s the holidays, time for giving and forgiving. He wants to give him an early holiday gift. He would like to present him with an opportunity to co star in the new installment of the Marine.
We see a poster of it with AJ very small behind Miz. Morrison defends him. Omos says not to defend him because Morrison cashed in the briefcase. Morrison and AJ get into an argument. Miz says Omos is right, Morrison cashed in his Money in the Bank contract, not him. Miz says he wants a WWE official and he wants his contract back.
Out comes Drew McIntyre and he says tonight they have a match and if someone is going to take them out, it will be him. He says after he defended his Championship last night, he had a celebration. He says he and Sheamus had a few pints and they had some laughs from last week. He talks about how they kept drinking and they had an idea for a sequel from last week. He takes out a napkin and says they call it the nightmare after TLC.
McIntyre starts reading and out come Sheamus and Keith Lee as they surround the ring. The three of them get on the ring apron and says they talked for too long and they didn’t get dressed for no reason. All six men start to fight in the ring. McIntyre throws Morrison around. Miz is beat up by Sheamus and Morrison. AJ is in the corner. A drop kick by AJ onto Lee who is pushed onto Sheamus. The two men argue as AJ leaves the ring.
Keith Lee and Sheamus are backstage arguing. In comes McIntyre to break it up. He tells Sheamus it was an accident and Sheamus disagrees. Sheamus tells Lee he doesn’t trust him as Lee tells him he doesn’t trust him. Sheamus walks away. McIntyre tells Keith Sheamus is like a brother to him but he can be a prick. He says if they are on the same page, imagine the damage they can do together. He tells Keith lee to let him take care of Sheamus. Lee tells him he got it.
T-Bar vs. Ricochet
Retribution are at ringside. The bell rings and a drop kick by Ricochet. A kick to the face slows T-Bar down. Ricochet jumps off the second rope but T-Bar catches him. Knees to the ribs by T-Bar as he throws Ricochet down onto the mat. Right hands by T-Bar in the corner followed by a clothesline. He goes for the cover but Ricochet kicks out. He runs towards Ricochet but Ricochet lowers the top rope and he falls to the outside.
Ricochet knocks Slapjack down. He takes Mace down. T-Bar attacks Ricochet from behind and throws him back in the ring. Ali tells him to stop thinking with his heart but his mind and he belongs with them. Ricochet grabs Ali and hits him with right hands. T-Bar grabs Ricochet and hits him with a knee to the face. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
After the match, T-Bar gets on the microphone and tells Ricochet they are not his enemy they are his ally. He either joins them or they will end his existence.
A video airs from earlier during the day involving Xavier Woods and Kofi where they talk about their match from TLC. Their success is measured by how high they get back up after being down and they will bounce back because it is what they do.
Bobby Lashley and MVP vs. Jeff Hardy and Riddle
The bell rings and we are under way. Jeff attacks Lashley as he gets him in the corner. Riddle is tagged in and he jumps onto Lashley but Lashley flips him down. A clothesline by Lashley. He gets Riddle in the corner and right hands by MVP as he stomps on Riddle. An uppercut by MVP and Lashley is tagged in. He stomps on Riddle in the corner.
A neck breaker by Lashley. He goes for the cover but Riddle kicks out. Riddle tries to make the tag but Lashley stomps him. Riddle with kicks onto Lashley and Jeff is tagged in. Hardy with right hands. An atomic drop by Jeff followed by the leg drop. He goes for the cover but Lashley kicks out. Riddle is tagged in and poetry in motion by Hardy. Lashley rolls to the outside and in comes MVP as they double team him.
Back from commercial, Hardy climbs the top rope but Lashley pushes him off and Hardy falls down onto the ring steps. Hardy looks hurt and slowly gets back in the ring holding his left arm. Lashley with an arm bar as he attacks Jeff’s left arm. MVP is tagged in and he attacks Jeff’s arm. MVP goes for the cover but Jeff kicks out. A right hand by Jeff but a knee to the face by MVP. He runs to the ropes and an elbow drop. He goes for the cover but Jeff kicks out. He sends Jeff to the corner and goes for the big boot but Jeff moves out of the way. Jeff with the Whisper in the Wind. Both men are down as Riddle is tagged in.
Riddle with right hands and kicks. Riddle with the fisherman’s suplex as he goes for the cover but Lashley breaks it up. Lashley is tagged in the flatliner on Riddle. Lashley goes for a suplex but Riddle lands on his feet and Jeff with a right hand off the ring apron. Jeff is tagged in and Lashley is knocked down. Riddle flies over the top rope and takes out Benjamin and Alexander. Jeff on the top rope and he kicks MVP down. Jeff goes for the swanton but Lashley moves out of the way. Lashley goes for the spear but Jeff blocks it. He goes for the Twist of Fate but Lashley reverses it into the Hurt Lock as Jeff taps out.
Winners: The Hurt Business
Backstage we see AJ Styles arguing with John Morrison and The Miz.
Elias is in the ring with the guitar. He has Jaxon Ryker next to him. Elias says he won at WrestleMania, got hit by a car, released a number one song, got electrocuted, his year has been a whirlwind. He thanks his fans and says his music changes peoples lives. But Ryker has been reborn in the universal truth and tonight they test just how powerful his music can be. And before Ryker sends a message to his opponent and as he is talking, the Lucha House Party’s music hits and out comes Gran Metalik with Lince Dorado.
Jaxon Ryker vs. Gran Metalik
The bell rings and we are under way. Elias is on the top rope as Ryker beats up on Metalik in the ring. Elias plays the guitar while on the top turnbuckle. Ryker is sent into the turnbuckle. Metalik with a hurricanrana knocking Elias off the top rope. Ryker knocks Metalik down and the sit down bomb. He goes for the cover and gets the win.
Winner: Jaxon Ryker
They air clips of last night’s Inferno match involving Randy Orton and The Fiend Bray Wyatt.
Randy Orton’s music hits and he makes his way out to the ring. Sick, twisted, deranged, demented and last night at TLC he proved that he is each and every one of those things when he burned The Fiend alive. The Fiend is no man and he has no regrets. He says he enjoyed every single second as he stood by and watched The Fiend burn.
Orton circles the area of the ring where The Fiend was burned alive. Orton says this is exactly where it happened and if he closes his eyes he can see it, he can smell it. Because that smell lingers. Orton says last night he didn’t sleep because the voices in his head that he has grown accustomed to after all these years which also enabled him to rest peacefully at night, those voices were gone. Those voices after last night don’t exist, all he hears is the sound of The Fiend gasping for his last breath as his fire grew hotter, as those flames grew higher.
Randy smiles into the camera and says The Fiend is gone, The Fiend is no more. And he is the evil son of a bitch that took him out.
The lights start to go out as Orton leaves the ring. The lights come back on as Orton looks inside the ring. It’s purple smoke as Alexa Bliss is sitting on a swing in the ring. She says we can call it Alexa’s playground. She says Orton must be wondering where he is. He could be at a tanning salon but she hopes he doesn’t get too hot. Or it’s good weather in Florida, he could be at the beach. But hopefully he doesn’t get a sun burn. Or he could be at his favorite restaurant, eating his favorite food, BBQ. But Orton is right, it was right here where you can still see and smell what he did. Bliss says he is not here but it’s almost as if he absorbed into the mat.
Bliss says he is home. But if he ever leaves home, he may come back to Alexa’s playground and if he does it will be like nothing he has ever seen before. The lights go out.
The bell rings and we are under way. Asuka with a head lock followed by a shoulder block on Peyton. Evans is tagged in as Asuka gets the Asuka lock on Peyton but Lacey breaks it up. Evans trips Asuka up. Asuka kicks Lacey away as Peyton is tagged in. Peytan goes for the cover but Asuka kicks out.
Back from commercial, Lacey is on the second rope as Royce tags herself in. She goes for the cover but Asuka kicks out. Elbows by Peyton as she climbs the top rope but Evans tags herself in. She trips Asuka up. She goes for the cover but Lacey kicks out. Peyton tags herself back in. She and Evans argue. Asuka with a right hand on Peyton followed by a release German suplex. Charlotte is tagged in.
She knocks Peyton down. In comes Evans and she’s knocked down. A chop to the chest by Charlotte and a big boot takes Peyton down. Charlotte goes for the figure four but in comes Evans. Flair with a throwaway slam. Peyton with a half crab on Charlotte as Evans takes Asuka off the apron. Evans goes after Asuka but Asuka gets in the ring and breaks it up. Asuka on the outside as she knocks Evans down.
In the ring, Charlotte grabs Peyton but Peyton reverses it into a cover but Charlotte kicks out. Flair slams Royce and gets the figure four in and into the figure eight as Peyton taps out.
Winners: Charlotte Flair and Asuka
Miz and Morrison are backstage and Miz is on the phone trying to get his contract back. In comes AJ who hangs up the phone for Miz and walks away.
Holiday Street Fight – Drew McIntyre, Sheamus and Keith Lee vs. AJ Styles, The Miz and John Morrison
Christmas trees, gifts and tables surround the ring side. The bell rings and we are under way. Sheamus isi n the ring with Morrison and an arm bar by Morrison. A leg take down by Morrison as Miz is tagged in. They double team Sheamus. Miz stomping on Sheamus and AJ is tagged in. A right hand by Sheamus followed by a clothesline.
A rake to the eyes by AJ and Morrison is tagged in. They double team Sheamus in the corner. Morrison goes for the snap mare by Sheamus reverses it and a right hand. McIntyre is tagged in and they double team Morrison. McIntyre throws Morrison in the corner. Chops to the chest as he lifts Morrison up but Morrison lands on his feet and he kicks Drew’s left knee. Morrison gets Drew in the corner and a dragon screw onto McIntyre. He gets McIntyre back up but a headbutt knocks Morrison down. Keith lee is tagged in and they double team Morrison.
Lee with a wrist lock and Sheamus is tagged in. They double team Morrison. In comes Miz and they knock him down. In comes AJ and a double hip toss. Sheamus with a chop onto Keith lee congratulating him aand a chop by Lee. In comes McIntyre.
Back from commercial, Sheamus with an armbar on AJ as AJ hits him with right hands. AJ runs to the ropes but Sheamus knocks him down. Sheamus throws Miz into the ring and in comes McIntyre who goes after Morrison. McIntyre and Sheamus beat up on Morrison and Miz. They push both men down onto Keith Lee on the outside as he pushes them both into the ring apron. Lee throws them both into the Christmas trees and the presents on the outside of the ring.
Sheamus with a head lock on AJ in the ring. Knees to the face by Sheamus who has AJ down in the middle of the ring. Sheamus runs towards AJ who he has in the corner but AJ moves out of the way. Morrison is tagged in and in comes McIntyre. All six men are in the ring. Miz and AJ are thrown to the outside. Sheamus lifts Morrison up on his shoulders and drops him onto the mat. Sheamus on the top rope but AJ distracts him. Morrison jumps onto the second rope and pushes Sheamus onto the outside through a table.
McIntyre and Lee check up on Sheamus on the outside. Morrison grabs Sheamus and throws him into the ring. Morrison goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out. Miz is tagged in. They double team Sheamus. Miz grabs Sheamus as Sheamus tries to make the tag. Miz with the DDT. He goes for the cover but Sheamus kicks out.
AJ is tagged in and kicks onto Sheamus. AJ knocks Keith Lee off the ring apron. Sheamus grabs AJ and hits him with the White Noise. Miz and McIntyre are tagged in. Drew with a belly to back suplex. In comes Morrison and a belly to back suplex onto Morrison. And another one onto Miz. McIntyre with an elbow onto Morrison as he slams Morrison onto Miz, Drew goes for the DDT but Miz with a kick to the knee. He runs to the ropes but a spinebuster onto Miz. He goes for the cover but AJ breaks it up. Keith Lee slams into AJ.
Morrison with a kick onto Lee. Sheamus with the Irish Curse Backbreaker onto Morrison. Miz throws Sheamus to the outside. AJ grabs a candy cane kendo stick and he hits Drew with it. Drew falls to the outside as he throws AJ into a Christmas tree. He picks AJ up and powerbombs him through a table.
Sheamus and Morrison fight on the outside with candy kane kendo sicks. Back in the ring, Sheamus tags himself in but Keith Lee tags himself in. He pushes Morrison onto Omos who catches him but Omos slams Morrison through the table. Keith lee with the Spirit Bomb onto Miz. He goes for the cover and gets the pin.
Winners: Drew McIntyre, Sheamus and Keith Lee
After the match, Sheamus hits Keith Lee with the Brogue Kick taking him out.