WWE Raw Results
December 5, 2022
Washington, D.C. (Capital One Arena)
Commentary: Kevin Patrick and Corey Graves
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever. Together.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The Raw intro video plays, and we go into the Capital One Arena to see a big pyrotechnics display.
The Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship match is kicking off the show. The Usos make their way to the ring alongside Sami Zayn and Solo Sikoa of The Bloodline.
Earlier today, a black SUV drove into the arena. The Usos came out with Sami Zayn and Solo Sikoa. Byron Saxton was there to greet them and ask a question. As Saxton was midsentence, Matt Riddle scared them back by riding through them on his scooter. The Bloodline is irate. Elias came around the corner, so Sikoa blindsided him and threw him into a metal barricade.
Jey Uso says, “Washington, D.C., The Bloodline is now in your city.” Jimmy Uso says they’ve got some bad news because the Tag Team Title match that was supposed to happen tonight has been canceled. The crowd boos. Jimmy says everyone came to see The Bloodline compete, but the bright side is Matt Riddle doesn’t have to be humiliated, and Elias can work on any song he wants to. The Usos can concentrate on being the best Tag Team Champions ever. Every tag team in the locker room are the twos, and they are the ones.
Matt Riddle’s music hits. Riddle comes out to the stage and says it wasn’t cool of them to take out his tag team partner. It was Elias’ first chance at WWE gold. Riddle says he didn’t think The Bloodline would run from a fight. That’s not very “Ucey.” Sami Zayn says, “Hold up, dawg.” Zayn says he’s a certified “Uce-ologist” and will tell him what is and isn’t Ucey. Solo Sikoa showing once again why he’s the enforcer… that’s ucey. The Usos continuing to be the longest-reigning Tag Team Champions in history… that’s ucey. Riddle coming out here and running his mouth thinking he ever had a chance at beating The Bloodline… that is not Ucey. Unless Riddle wants to suffer the same fate as his tag team partner, Zayn suggests Riddle turn around and go home.
Riddle says he did find a tag team partner. There will be a Tag Team Championship match tonight. Riddle says he doesn’t get along with his partner. They’re not really bros, but they both hate The Bloodline. Kevin Owens walks out to be Riddle’s Tag Team partner!
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship
The Usos (Jimmy and Jey Uso) (c’s) w/ Sami Zayn and Solo Sikoa vs. Matt Riddle and Kevin Owens
Jey Uso goes for a kick, but Kevin Owens blocks it and punches him back to the corner. Owens stomps him down. Owens gets Jey to his feet, sends him into the ropes, and hits a back elbow before following up with a senton splash for a two-count. Owens puts Jey in the corner and punches him. Owens backs up and goes for a cannonball, but Jimmy Uso pulls his brother out of the ring. Owens goes outside and flattens Jimmy with a clothesline. Owens then sends Jey into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Owens pick up a near fall. Moments ago, Owens hit Jimmy with a cannonball. Owens connects with a moonsault for another near fall. Matt Riddle tags in and punches Jimmy back to the ropes. Jimmy reverses a whip, but Riddle holds on and boots Jimmy back. Jey Uso then blindsides Riddle. Jey tags in, and The Usos hit Riddle with a wishbone split. Jey grabs Riddle’s legs and stomps the midsection before throwing his shirt at Owens. Jey chokes Riddle on the ropes. The referee admonishes him, so Jimmy boots Riddle in the head. Jimmy tags in and goes to the top rope. Jey hits a backbreaker, and Jimmy comes off the top rope with a diving forearm for a two-count. Riddle fights back, but Jimmy floors him with a devastating uppercut. Jimmy then punches Owens off the apron. Riddle quickly unloads on Jimmy with some strikes. Jey quickly tags in, and The Usos hit a big double-team spinebuster for a near fall.
Jey adjusts his kneepads. Riddle chops Jey’s chest, but Jey ducks a big kick. Jey connects with a back suplex into a neckbreaker for a near fall.
We return from the break to see Riddle hit Jimmy with a Broton. Owens tags in and immediately goes to the top rope for a Swanton Bomb. Owens connects and covers, but Jimmy barely kicks out. Owens sizes him up and goes for a Stunner, but Jimmy gets out of it. Owens blocks a superkick and boots him. Owens goes for a Pop-up Powerbomb, but Jimmy gets out of it and superkicks him down.
Riddle and Jey tag in. Riddle attacks Jey, but Jey soon kicks him. Jey knocks Riddle into the ropes and charges, but Riddle pulls him out of the ring with a hurricanrana. Owens runs over, but Solo Sikoa gets in his face. Riddle wipes out Sikoa with a diving senton. Jey quickly takes Owens out with a superkick. Riddle boots Jey and yells at Zayn. Jimmy blind tags in. Jimmy grabs Riddle, but Riddle knocks him back. Jey superkicks Riddle. The Usos then hit the 1D for the win!
Winners by Pinfall and still Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: The Usos
The Bloodline begins to attack Matt Riddle viciously. Kevin Owens runs in and clears the ring with a steel chair. Owens chases them to the back.
In the ring, Solo Sikoa attacks Riddle with a superkick. Sikoa tightens his thumb and grabs Riddle. Sikoa connects with a Samoan Spike, a tribute to his uncle, the late great Umaga, who is gone 13 years yesterday. Sikoa hits a running hip attack in the corner and goes outside. Sikoa puts a chair around Riddle’s head and puts him in the corner. Sikoa hits a hip attack into the Riddle and the chair before leaving!
EMTs run down and put a neckbrace on Riddle.
Becky Lynch will battle Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross in a Triple Threat Match. Asuka, Bailey, and Rhea Ripley will also compete in a Triple Threat Match. The winners of the two matches will compete next week to determine the next #1 Contender for Bianca Belair’s Raw Women’s Championship.
Rhea Ripley is backstage with The Judgment Day. Bayley and Asuka are not Rhea Ripley. When she finishes with Bianca Belair, Ripley says the locker room will call her “mommy.”
Replays are shown of the vicious attack Solo Sikoa perpetrated on Matt Riddle. Riddle was stretchered out of the arena.
We go backstage to JBL’s Poker Invitational. There are two poker tables set up with numerous WWE Superstars around the tables. JBL says this is equivalent to WrestleMania. Dexter Lumis walks in and throws the black bag full of money he won from The Miz last week. JBL says it’s an invitational, and Lumis wasn’t invited. Lumis dumps the bag out on the table, and JBL welcomes him to the tournament.
Bayley makes her way to the ring. All of a sudden, Becky Lynch interrupts her, coming through the crowd. The “Man of the people” comes out and greets Bayley. Bayley tells her to hurry up because she has things to do. Lynch says she wants to catch up. Bayley was the Queen of the ThunderDome Era. Bayley says Lynch doesn’t care about anyone. Lynch doesn’t care about the people or WWE. Bayley is looking at the bigger picture. All Lynch sees in the mirror is herself. Bayley says the crowd has no respect for what she’s trying to do for this place.
Lynch says 2/3rds of Damage CTRL have been successful. Lynch sees two champions and one loser. Lynch says she hopes Bayley wins her match and they can go one-on-one to make some history… that’s if Bayley is woman enough to face The Man.
Lynch walks off, but Rhea Ripley’s music hits. Ripley approaches Lynch and stares at her. They stare each other down for quite a while. Ripley sneers at her and goes to leave before getting in Lynch’s face. Lynch sneers right back. Ripley finally walks off and completes her entrance.
This Triple Threat Match is next.
Triple Threat Match
Bayley vs. Rhea Ripley vs. Asuka
The bell rings, and Asuka quickly dropkicks Bayley. Ripley rolls Asuka up for a two-count. Bayley takes Asuka down, so Ripley rolls Bayley up for a two-count. Ripley gets Bayley out of the ring and hits Asuka with a suplex for a two-count. Ripley clubs Asuka’s back and puts her in the corner. Ripley shoulders Asuka in the corner. Bayley goes to roll Ripley up, but Ripley doesn’t go down. Bayley avoids a big stomp from Ripley. Bayley grabs a waistlock, but Ripley quickly knocks her back. Bayley slides out of a slam, but Ripley soon powers her to the corner and hits some shoulder thrusts. Ripley connects with a vertical suplex. Ripley returns to Asuka, still in the corner, and viciously whips her to the opposite corner. Ripley grabs Bayley and whips her hard into the corner as well. Ripley attacks Asuka and throws her across the ring. Ripley then grabs Bayley and throws her as well before posing for the crowd.
Asuka attacks Ripley with some strikes and a kick that sends her to her knees. Bayley clotheslines Ripley in the back of the head, and Asuka follows up with a sliding kick. Bayley and Asuka then send Ripley into the ring post shoulder-first. Bayley attacks Asuka, ending the brief partnership. Asuka knocks her back, but Bayley avoids a hip attack. Bayley pulls Asuka out of the ring, and they brawl at ringside. Ripley then wipes them out with a cannonball plancha off the apron!
We come back from the break to see Ripley stretching Asuka. Ripley holds Asuka up, and Bayley kicks her. Ripley puts Asuka in the corner and strategizes with Bayley. Ripley whips Bayley into Asuka, but Asuka drops her out of the ring. Asuka unloads on Ripley with a vicious strike attack. Ripley blocks a whip and sends her to the corner. Ripley goes for an avalanche, but Asuka avoids it. Asuka kicks Ripley and sidesteps Bayley. Bayley accidentally hits Ripley. Ripley viciously slams Bayley down. Asuka goes to jump off Bayley to knee Ripley, but she slips and just grazes her. Asuka follows up by whiffing on a kick to Ripley. Ripley shoves Asuka into Bayley. Asuka takes Ripley down with a double knee facebuster for a two-count.
Asuka starts kicking away at the chests of Bayley and Ripley. Bayley ducks one and rolls Asuka up for a two-count. Asuka blocks a kick from Bayley and applies an ankle lock. Bayley screams in pain and pulls herself up on Ripley. Ripley head-butts her, so Asuka hits Bayley with a German Suplex. Asuka quickly kicks Ripley down and hits the ropes, but Bayley pulls her out of the ring.
Ripley has some blood on her shoulder. Ripley argues with Bayley. Bayley tries to blindside her, so Ripley grabs her by the throat. They exchange blows before Asuka comes off the top rope with a double codebreaker! Asuka covers Ripley for a near fall. Asuka quickly runs over to Bayley for another two-count. Bayley has Asauka on the top rope, but Asuka knocks her back. Asuka hits Bayley with a missile dropkick for a two-count. Asuka quickly transitions to an Asuka Lock. Bayley flails about before Ripley dropkicks them both. Ripley covers Asuka for a two-count.
Ripley starts to hit Asuka with short-arm clotheslines before Asuka counters into an armbar! Bayley comes off the second rope with an elbow drop to Asuka for a near fall. Bayley attacks Asuka and hits a Bayley-to-Belly, but Ripley breaks up the pin. Ripley head-butts Bayley a few times before hitting a northern lights suplex for a two-count. Ripley ducks a kick from Asuka and hits an electric chair facebuster for a near fall! Ripley cannot believe it. Ripley quickly dropkicks Bayley off the apron before going outside. Ripley leaps off the steps for a cannonball, but Bayley moves! Ripley hits the floor hard!
Bayley gets in the ring and rolls Asuka up for a two-count. Asuka hits a strike attack on Bayley before going for a missile dropkick. Bayley sidesteps it and crushes Asuka with a Rose Plant for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bayley
An irate Ripley gets in the ring and attacks Asuka for losing the match. Ripley crushes her with a Riptide before walking off.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins will battle Bobby Lashley next week on Raw to determine the next #1 Contender for the United States Championship. We’ll hear from Rollins next.
The commentators talk about Drew McIntyre being medically disqualified from competing on SmackDown. Butch will replace McIntyre to team with Sheamus as they battle The Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship.
Seth “Freakin” Rollins makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Bobby Lashley next week on Raw to determine the next #1 Contender for the United States Championship. Rollins welcomes the crowd to “Monday Night Rollins.” Rollins says he’ll be going one-on-one with “The All Mighty” Bobby Lashley next week. The winner of that match will be the new #1 Contender for the United States Championship. Rollins has plenty of things to say to Bob, but since he’s not here, that’s no fun. Rollins says D.C. wants to have fun tonight. They were having fun singing his song. They begin to sing until…
…Bobby Lashley’s music hits. Lashley says he’s here and wants to know what Rollins wants to tell him. Lashley warns him to be careful with that. Rollins says Lashley hasn’t been the same since he lost to Brock Lesnar. Rollins says there’s no shame in losing to Brock Lesnar, but what is the obsession with him? Is Lashley scared of Brock Lesnar? Lashley says he knows what Rollins is trying to do by getting under his skin. Rollins says Lesnar has the career Lashley wishes he had. Lashley grabs him and says this isn’t about Lesnar. This is about him, Rollins, and the US Title that should be around his waist. Rollins says that the title won’t fill the void left in Lashley’s heart because he can’t beat him. Rollins says if Lashley doesn’t get his head right, beating him next week will be easier than the first time.
Lashley punches Rollins down. Rollins quickly pops up, and they begin to brawl. It spills to the floor, and they continue to brawl at ringside. Lashley puts Rollins on his shoulders, but Rollins slides off. Referees and WWE Producers run down to break it up. Rollins breaks through and attacks Lashley. They’re broken up again. Rollins gets in the ring and challenges Lashley. Lashley runs in and powers Rollins to the corner again. Lashley is pulled back, so he breaks through and accidentally spears a producer. Rollins gets out of the ring and shouts that Lashley has really done it now.
Byron Saxton is backstage with United States Champion Austin Theory. Theory says a few challengers to his reign are nothing when the forever is just beginning. Theory bumps into Mustafa Ali. Ali says Theory is writing checks his mouth can’t cash in. Theory tells Ali just to quit since he keeps getting beaten down. Ali says he’s had to fight for every opportunity. Ali will keep getting back up in his face and win the United States Championship. Theory tells him to get ready. After tonight, Theory doesn’t ever want to hear the word “opportunity” come out of his sorry mouth again.
We’re back to the JBL Poker Invitational. JBL gets a new glass of whiskey. We go to the table with Baron Corbin, Chad Gable, Luke Gallows, and Dexter Lumis playing. Gable folds and says he’s intelligent enough to know when to get out. Gallows shouts that he’s a nerd. Gable shooshes him. Corbin says he’s trying to get a read on the freak show (Lumis) before calling him. Corbin puts down a decent hand, but Lumis puts down three aces and a pair of jacks. Corbin accuses him of cheating. Corbin threatens him, but Lumis pulls an ax out from under the table. Corbin agrees to keep playing.
At the other table, Akira Tozawa is cleaning up. Dominik Mysterio stops him. Tozawa calls him a thief. Mysterio says if Tozawa has a problem with him, then he has a problem with The Judgment Day. Dominik says Tozawa is almost as short as his deadbeat dad. JBL says he doesn’t like Dominik’s deadbeat dad any more than him, but there’s no fighting here. This is a classy establishment. JBL tells them to do it in the ring. Mysterio walks off and grabs a handful of chips.
United States Champion Austin Theory makes his way to the ring.
United States Championship
Austin Theory (c) vs. Mustafa Ali
The bell rings, and Theory quickly takes it to Ali, easily taking him down. Ali fights back, but Theory furiously takes him down. Theory digs his knee into Ali’s face. Theory sends him to the corner, but Ali sidesteps him and hits a head-scissor takeover. Theory rolls to the apron, so Ali dropkicks him to the floor. Ali hits the ropes and connects with a nice suicide dive. Ali grabs Theory, but Theory gets away. Theory flapjacks Ali into the ring post before sending him into the barricade.
We return from the break to see Ali punch Theory into the corner. Ali chops the chest, but Theory gets out. Ali kicks him back and hits a rolling thunder neckbreaker. Theory quickly comes back by grabbing him, but Ali counters into a backbreaker for a two-count. Ali gets Theory on the top rope and goes for a hurricanrana, but Theory tries to hold him up. Theory loses his grip, and they crash and burn to the mat in a scary landing. Wow… It looks like everyone is ok. Ali connects with a tornado DDT for a near fall.
Ali stomps away at Theory before going to the top rope, but Theory sweeps the feet. Theory puts him in the tree of woe, facing the apron, and stomps away at him. Theory punches away at Ali before the referee admonishes him. Suddenly, Dolph Ziggler gets in the ring and delivers a vicious superkick to the United States Champion.
Winner by Disqualification and still United States Champion: Austin Theory
Ziggler shouts at Theory before an irate Ali turns him around. Ali is furious with Ziggler. Theory knocks Ziggler into Ali and viciously throws Ali into the ring post shoulder-first. Ali crashes at ringside because the throw was so vicious. Theory then hits Ziggler with A-Town Down before walking off.
JBL is talking on the phone to someone about the poker tournament when The Miz walks up. Miz says he didn’t get an invitation. JBL didn’t know he is a card player. Miz says he doesn’t have liquid cash but a Rolex. JBL looks at it and says it’s a fake. A stunned Miz walks off.
Back to the JBL Poker Invitational, and Chad Gable folds once again. Baron Corbin puts down a good hand, but then cards fall out of his sleeves. AJ Styles accuses Corbin of cheating. JBL becomes irate and says they’re ruining his tournament. Styles says Corbin can take Alpha Academy and meet The O.C. in the ring. JBL is upset and walks off. Dexter Lumis packs up all his money and the chips.
Footage is shown of Bayley winning the Triple Threat Match earlier tonight.
Cathy Kelley is backstage with Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair. Belair is asked about possibly facing Bayley for the title again. Belair says Bayley was impressive, but she knows how to handle her. As for Rhea Ripley, she could have handled her loss better than attacking Asuka. As for the next Triple Threat Match, Belair is ready for anyone. She stays ready, so she doesn’t have to get ready.
The O.C. makes their entrance.
Replays are shown from earlier tonight of The Usos defeating Matt Riddle and Kevin Owens to retain the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship. Solo Sikoa viciously attacked Matt Riddle after the match. Riddle was sent to the hospital.
6-Man Tag Team Match
The O.C. (AJ Styles, Luke Gallows, and Karl Anderson) w/ “Michin” Mia Yim vs. Baron Corbin and Alpha Academy (Chad Gable and Otis)
JBL will be on commentary for this match.
Baron Corbin starts against AJ Styles. Corbin clubs him down before hitting the ropes and hitting a shoulder tackle. Styles quickly kicks Corbin back. Corbin reverses a whip but lowers his head and eats a kick. Styles connects with a DDT and tags Karl Anderson in. Chad Gable also tags in. Gable takes Anderson down and ties up the legs. Gable rolls over him and applies a side headlock. Anderson whips him off, but Gable shoulder tackles him down. Gable hits the ropes, but Anderson hits a hip toss. Gallows tags in. Gallows and Anderson hit a double-team shoulder tackle. Gallows wrenches the arm, but Gable twists out and kips up. Gable knocks Gallows back and shooshes him. Gallows shouts that he’s a nerd. They get into a “SHOOSH/nerd” battle before Gallows takes him down. Anderson tags back in, but Gable quickly puts him in the corner. Corbin tags in and attacks Anderson. Otis tags in and shoulders Anderson before slamming him. Otis clubs the back and tags Corbin in. Corbin elbows Anderson in the neck. Anderson fights back and chops the chest. Corbin shoves Anderson to the corner and charges, but Anderson sidesteps him. Corbin quickly hits an out-and-in clothesline for a near fall. Corbin elbows away at him and goes for a back suplex, but Anderson flips through and tags AJ Styles in.
Styles runs in and takes it to Corbin before knocking Otis down. Gable quickly pulls the top rope down to get Styles out of the ring. Otis then clotheslines Styles at ringside.
We return from the break to see Alpha Academy stomping away at Styles in the corner. Otis clubs Styles in the head and hits a snapmare. Otis hits a big splash (emphasis on big) and poses. Corbin tags in and punches Styles. Corbin punches Styles in the head and puts him on the apron. Styles shoulders Corbin back and goes for a slingshot, but Corbin forearms him out of midair. Corbin punches away at him and tags Gable in. Gable attacks Styles and applies an armbar. Styles fights up and punches Gable off. Gable takes him down by the hair and shoves Anderson off the apron. Gable sets up for a slam, but Styles counters with a back body drop. Gallows runs in, so the referee admonishes him. Gable shoves Styles into Corbin, who hits a Deep Six. Gable covers for a near fall. Otis tags in and shoves Styles to the corner. Styles sidesteps an avalanche and hits an overhead kick.
Gable and Anderson tag in. Anderson hits a pair of clotheslines, a back elbow, and a scoop slam. Anderson hits a senton splash and knocks Corbin off the apron. Anderson knocks Gable back and hits a diving neckbreaker for a near fall. Gable slides out of a slam and picks the leg for an ankle lock. Anderson knocks him away, but Gable jumps off the ropes. Anderson counters with a spinebuster and covers, but Corbin breaks it up. Corbin hits Styles with a backbreaker and elbows Gallows. Corbin goes for an out-and-in clothesline, but Styles forearms him. Otis attacks Gallows and hits a scary exploder. Styles then hits Otis with a Phenomenal Forearm. Gable then turns Styles inside out with a German Suplex. Gable rolls Anderson up for a near fall. They trade blows before Anderson hits an uppercut.
Anderson charges Gable, but Gable goes for a German Suplex. Gallows breaks it up. Anderson and Gallows hit the Magic Killer on Gable for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The O.C.
Alexa Bliss is warming up backstage.
Byron Saxton is backstage with Candice LeRae. As a new mom, she has a lot to fight for. Johnny Gargano, her husband, and Dexter Lumis walk up and show her the money. They go off to spend it.
Akira Tozawa vs. Dominik Mysterio w/ The Judgment Day
Tozawa quickly kicks at Mysterio and hits a diving hurricanrana. Mysterio begs him off before pulling him into the turnbuckles. Mysterio stomps away at Tozawa and taunts the crowd. Mysterio connects with the Three Amigos for a two-count. Rhea Ripley is enjoying herself at ringside. Mysterio applies a chin lock to Tozawa, but Tozawa fights up. Mysterio sends him into the ropes, but Tozawa comes back with a hurricanrana. Tozawa connects with a Shining Wizard for a near fall. Mysterio reverses a whip, but Tozawa hits a big boot. Tozawa rolls him up before kicking him in the head. Tozawa goes to the top rope for the big diving senton, but Mysterio moves. Mysterio goes to the top rope and hits a Frog Splash for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Dominik Mysterio
Finn Bálor directs Dominik Mysterio to attack Tozawa some more. Mysterio goes to attack, but The Street Profits run down to protect Tozawa. The Judgment Day run off without further incident.
Becky Lynch is shown warming up backstage.
Replays are shown of the brawl between Bobby Lashley and Seth “Freakin” Rollins earlier tonight. Lashley accidentally speared Petey Williams, a WWE Official.
Bobby Lashley is leaving the arena when WWE Official Adam Pearce runs up to him. Pearce says he knows Lashley didn’t do it on purpose, but that cannot happen again.
The following matches are scheduled for next week’s Raw:
- Seth “Freakin” Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley to determine the #1 Contender for the United States Championship
- Candice LeRae vs. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion IYO SKY
- Bayley will battle the winner of the Triple Threat Match coming up next to determine who will be the next #1 Contender for the Raw Women’s Championship
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross make their entrances. Becky Lynch will soon join them and compete in a Triple Threat Match next.
Triple Threat Match
Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross vs. Becky Lynch
The bell rings, and Nikki Cross slams her jacket on the mat. Cross shoves Bliss and turns into a throat punch from Lynch. Bliss then dropkicks Cross out of the ring. Lynch and Bliss stare at each other. Lynch quickly picks the leg and goes for the Dis-Arm-Her, but Bliss gets out. Lynch covers Bliss for a two-count. They trade pins before Lynch kicks her in the face. Lynch then hits Cross with a baseball slide. Bliss grabs Lynch for Sister Abigail, but Lynch gets out. Lynch goes for the Manhandle Slam, but Bliss gets out and rolls her up for a two-count. Bliss takes Lynch down and hits the double knees. Cross runs in and slams Bliss onto Lynch. Cross goes back and forth with avalanches on Bliss and Lynch. Lynch fights back and, for the second time tonight, a step off a competitor results in a slip. Lynch attacks Cross and takes her out. Bliss strikes Lynch down and dropkicks her. Lynch avoids the double knees. Bliss puts Lynch on the apron, and Lynch takes her down. Cross pulls Lynch off the apron and bounces her face off it a few times. Cross then whips her into the steps. Bliss leaps off the steps for a DDT, but Cross counters into a neckbreaker on the floor. A wild Nikki Cross clears off the commentary table.
We return from the final break of the evening to see Cross womanhandling Bliss and applying a chin lock. Cross takes Bliss down and applies a straightjacket submission. Bliss fights up, but Cross hits a neckbreaker that didn’t look good. Lynch takes Cross down and unloads on her with strikes. Bliss blocks a kick and takes her down before hitting a bulldog. Bliss puts Cross in the corner and takes her down. Lynch goes to the top rope and hits a diving leg drop for a two-count.
Lynch talks trash to Cross and goes for a Manhandle Slam, but Cross fights it. Lynch hits Cross with a Bexploder. Bliss runs in, but Lynch attacks. Cross grabs the ankle of Lynch, and Bliss knocks Lynch into the ring post. Bliss takes out Lynch and Cross with a cannonball off the apron. Bliss gets Cross in the ring for a two-count. Bliss slaps the mat in frustration. Bliss sets Cross up and steps on her. Bliss goes to the top rope. Lynch grabs her, but Bliss kicks her away. Cross cuts Bliss off and goes for a superplex. Lynch runs up and powerbomb Cross as she gives Bliss a superplex. Lynch covers Cross for a near fall.
Lynch gets to her feet and gets into a strike exchange with Cross. Lynch puts Cross on the apron, but Cross knocks her back. Cross goes to the top rope and hits a diving cross-body block on Lynch. Bliss runs in and breaks up the pin. Cross powers Bliss to the corner and shoulders away at her. Cross avalanches her and hits a bulldog. Bliss pulls Cross out of the ring. Bliss hits a forearm to the face. Cross then hits a cross-body block into the LED apron. Cross gets in the ring and pulls Bliss to the apron. Bliss fights her off, but Cross cuts her off. Lynch is late getting onto the ropes, and Cross has to hold Bliss up for a while. Lynch hits Bliss with a double leg drop for a near fall.
An irate Lynch gets on the apron and goes for a Manhandle Slam on Cross. Cross holds the ropes. Cross knees her and goes for a powerbomb on the apron, but Lynch blocks it. They then mistime a Manhandle Slam on the apron. Lynch rolls Cross into the ring. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai and IYO SKY of Damage CTRL run in through the crowd and pull Lynch out of the ring. They attack Lynch and powerbomb her through the commentary table! Sky trips and falls ribs-first into the front of the table. That looked painful.
In the ring, Bliss goes to the top rope and hits Twisted Bliss on Cross for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss will battle Bayley next week on Raw. The winner will face Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Championship.