WWE Raw Results
December 12, 2022
Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Fiserv Forum)
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 video plays, and we go live into the Fiserv Forum to see a big pyrotechnics display.
As Bayley makes her way to the ring with WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai and IYO SKY, Becky Lynch attacks Kai and Sky. Lynch clears Sky and Kai from ringside, chasing them off with a chair, leaving Bayley to fend for herself.
#1 Contender’s Match
Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss
Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair is seated at ringside for this next match. The winner will be the #1 Contender for her Raw Women’s Championship.
The bell rings, and Bayley kicks her before throwing her down to the mat for a one-count. Bayley hits a sliding clothesline for another one-count. Bayley hits a running back elbow in the corner before sending her to the opposite corner. Bliss boots her back and hits Code Red for a two-count. Bayley rolls out of the ring to recover. Bayley takes a few moments to get in the ring and snaps Bliss’ neck off the ropes. Bayley attacks her and hits a suplex for a two-count. Bayley punches Bliss, but Bliss fights back with a jawbreaker. Bliss hits a pair of shoulder tackles and punches away at her. Bliss hits a Thesz Press and punches her some more. Bliss steps on Bayley and hits a somersault senton for a two-count. Bliss grabs the arm, but Bayley gets to the bottom rope and goes to the apron. Bayley stomps the foot and forearms Bliss in the face. Bayley sends her into the ropes, but Bliss ducks a clothesline and hits a running cross-body block for a two-count. Bliss steps on Bayley and goes to the top rope, so Bayley rolls out of the ring. Bliss goes to the apron and grabs Bayley. Bayley counters and sends Bliss into the ring post.
We come back from the break to see Bayley knee Bliss in the back. Bayley sends Bliss to the corner and hits a running elbow. Bayley hits a snapmare for a two-count. Bliss punches Bayley in the midsection a few times before hitting a mistimed takedown. Bayley avoids a knee drop and clotheslines her for a two-count. Bliss punches away at Bayley, but Bayley soon puts her on the top rope. Bliss knocks her back and hits a scary flying hurricanrana. Bliss spiked herself on her head. Yikes. Bliss goes for a DDT, but Bayley counters into a roll-up for a two-count. Bayley takes her down and saunters around the ring. Bayley lifts Bliss up and talks trash to Belair. Bayley hits a slam for a near fall.
Bliss rolls to the apron and out of the ring. Bayley grabs her and pulls her to the apron. Bliss pushes her away and snaps her off the ropes. Bliss and Bayley fight at ringside. Bliss takes her down and gets on the apron. Bliss hits a cannonball off the apron and puts her in the ring. Bliss quickly covers for a two-count. Bliss kicks Bayley and hits a DDT for a near fall. Bayley forearms Bliss on the ropes. Bliss knocks Bayley back and goes for Code Red, but Bayley counters by slamming her into the corner. Bayley then hits a sunset flip powerbomb into the turnbuckles for a near fall. Bayley quickly follows up with Bayley-to-Belly for a near fall.
An irate Bayley exposes the middle turnbuckle. Belair grabs the turnbuckle pad and shows it to the referee. Bliss dropkicks Bayley out of the ring. Bayley snaps Bliss off the ropes and yells at Belair. Bliss sneaks up, but Bayley avoids her. Bayley goes to hit Bliss, but Bliss ducks, and Bayley almost hits Belair. Belair blocks it and yells at Bayley. Bliss dropkicks Bayley into the exposed turnbuckle, but she misses the turnbuckle by a mile. Bliss follows up with Twisted Bliss for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: Alexa Bliss
After the match, Bianca Belair gets in the ring and holds up the Raw Women’s Championship. Belair extends her hand. Bray Wyatt’s logo flashes on the video screen, and Bliss immediately sets Belair up for Sister Abigail. Bliss quickly lets go and looks shocked by what she just did before scurrying off. Belair looks very confused.
Replays are shown of WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle and Gable Steveson spraying Alpha Academy with a milk bath on Friday Night SmackDown.
Earlier today, Byron Saxton caught up with Alpha Academy and made a reference to the milk situation. Chad Gable didn’t appreciate the reference before being distracted by The O.C., who walked by laughing at the clip of Alpha Academy getting a milk bath. Karl Anderson is not there. Gable asks what they’re laughing at. Luke Gallows says he sent Anderson the video of the milk bath in Japan and calls him a nerd. Gable says Styles is a fossil and can embarrass him.
Chad Gable will battle AJ Styles next.
Video Package: United States Champion Austin Theory
Tonight, Seth “Freakin” Rollins battles Bobby Lashley to determine the #1 Contender for the United States Championship.
AJ Styles w/ The O.C. vs. Chad Gable w/ Otis
Chad Gable quickly takes AJ Styles down and applies a front facelock. Styles quickly gets to the ropes to get a clean break. Gable shooshes him and applies a side headlock. Styles whips him off and dropkicks him down. Styles shooshes Gable before bouncing him off the turnbuckles and connecting with a backbreaker. Gable fights back, but Styles quickly hits a back body drop over the top rope. Otis catches Gable and stands him up. Styles is on the apron and goes for a running knee, but Gable counters and throws him to ringside. Gable then knocks Styles into the ring steps.
We return from the break to see Styles take Gable down and catch him with a sliding forearm. Styles attacks him in the corner and hits an ushigoroshi for a near fall. Styles goes for a Styles Clash, but Gable gets out of it. Styles tries for a strike combo, but Gable counters into a German Suplex. Gable hits a second German Suplex, but Styles gets out of a third and hits an overhead kick. Gable quickly comes back by turning him inside out with a German Suplex.
Gable applies an ankle lock to Styles. Styles screams in pain but eventually fights out. Gable quickly takes him down with a northern lights suplex for a near fall. Gable goes to the top rope and leaps for a moonsault, but he lands on his feet when Styles moves. Styles quickly goes for a jackknife pin, but Gable powers him out. Styles quickly transitions into a Styles Clash for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: AJ Styles
Johnny Gargano is in front of a whiteboard with Dexter Lumis. There are a number of drawings on there. Candice LeRae walks up and asks what they’re doing. Nikki Cross is shown lurking in the background. Gargano says they’re trying to figure out how to spend the money Lumis got from The Miz. LeRae says she has a match to prepare for, but since it is the holiday season, maybe they should give it away.
The Judgment Day comes to the ring. They’ll face The Street Profits and Akira Tozawa next.
Cathy Kelley is backstage with The Street Profits and Akira Tozawa. She asks the Profits why they came to the aid of Akira Tozawa. Montez Ford says they came to his aid because he’s Akira Tozawa. Angelo Dawkins says the Judgment Day runs nothing. The Street Profits and Tozawa run things. Tozawa shouts and says they want the smoke. Tozawa drinks from the red solo cup and screams. They all scream.
Replays are shown of Dominik Mysterio defeating Akira Tozawa last week on Raw. Before the Judgment Day could destroy Tozawa, The Street Profits ran down to help.
6-Man Tag Team Match
The Judgment Day (Finn Bálor, Damian Priest, and Dominik Mysterio) w/ Rhea Ripley vs. The Street Profits (Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins) and Akira Tozawa
Angelo Dawkins starts against Damian Priest. Dawkins quickly hooks a side headlock, but Priest whips him off. Dawkins hits a shoulder tackle, but Priest stays on his feet. Dawkins sidesteps a charge and leapfrogs him. Priest stops a hip toss and sends him to the ropes. Priest goes for a leapfrog, but Dawkins holds the ropes. Dawkins quickly dropkicks him to the corner. Priest reverses a whip to the opposite corner, but Dawkins slingshots over him. Dawkins hits the ropes, but Priest cuts him off with a nasty forearm. Dominik Mysterio tags in, and the crowd loudly boos. Mysterio punches away at Dawkins. Finn Bálor tags in and shoulders away at Dawkins in the corner before taunting Montez Ford and Akira Tozawa. Bálor turns into a dropkick from Dawkins. Montez Ford tags in and dropkicks Bálor down before kipping up. Ford picks up a two-count. Akira Tozawa tags in and hits a springboard ax handle to Bálor’s arm. Bálor quickly kicks Tozawa and goes for a sunset flip, but Tozawa rolls through and kicks him in the chest. Bálor powers him to the corner and shoulders him before chopping the chest. Bálor hits a running chop before sending him to the opposite corner. Tozawa knocks Bálor back and hits a hurricanrana. Balor is knocked from the ring. Tozawa hits the ropes, but Priest stands in his way. Tozawa hits Priest, but he doesn’t feel it. Bálor then turns Tozawa inside out with a clothesline. The Judgment Day poses in the corner.
We come back from the break to see Tozawa escape from Priest and tag in Ford. Ford punches away at Priest, avoids a kick, and kicks Priest in the face. Priest goes for South of Heaven, but Ford gets out. Ford hits him with a shoulder tackle, but Priest absorbs it. Ford slaps him in the face and hits a running blockbuster. Priest drops Ford on the apron, but Ford kicks him in the head. Ford knocks Bálor down on the apron and kicks Mysterio in the face. Priest then sends Ford flying over the commentary table with a pounce. Priest gets in the ring to look for a count-out, but Ford makes it back in at nine. Priest greets him with a clothesline for his troubles. Priest picks up a near fall.
Mysterio tags in and chokes Ford on the apron. Mysterio applies a front facelock and starts the Three Amigos. Mysterio throws Ford down before completing it. Bálor tags in and chokes Ford on the boots. Bálor applies a front facelock and cinches it in. Ford powers Bálor up, but he can’t get out of the hold. Ford tags in Dawkins, but the referee didn’t see it. Dawkins is sent back to the apron. The Judgment Day goes to work on Ford in their corner with quick tags. Bálor hits a backbreaker for a two-count. Bálor goes for a back suplex, but Ford flips through and hits a step-up enzuigiri.
Dawkins tags in and hits Bálor with a back elbow. Priest is knocked off the apron. Dawkins clotheslines Bálor and scares Mysterio away. Dawkins hits a flying back elbow on Bálor and hits a spinning avalanche in the corner before kicking him in the face. Dawkins slams Bálor and covers, but Mysterio breaks it up. Dawkins lifts Bálor, but Bálor counters into a falling elbow drop. Mysterio and Tozawa tag in. Tozawa unloads on Mysterio with a wild amount of punches before kicking him. Mysterio avoids another kick and elbows him in the head. Tozawa knocks him back and hits a missile dropkick. Bálor knocks him down, but Ford soon wipes Bálor out with a cross-body. Priest kicks Ford down and hits Dawkins with a slam. Priest hits Ford with South of Heaven and clotheslines Dawkins out of the ring. Tozawa quickly sends Priest over the top rope. Tozawa takes Mysterio out and hits him with a WILD suicide dive. Tozawa goes to the top rope but jumps over Mysterio and hits Balor with a DDT. Tozawa DDTs Mysterio and goes to the top rope. Priest grabs Tozawa off the top rope while on the apron and hits a Razor’s Edge into the ring! Wow! Mysterio covers Tozawa for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Judgment Day
We go to the concession stands to see Johnny Gargano buy the entire supply of WWE merchandise. Gargano says he has an idea and walks off. Dexter Lumis gives a young fan a WWE bear.
Johnny Gargano and Dexter Lumis make their way to the ring with a baby wagon full of WWE merchandise. They throw the merchandise into the crowd. The Miz, disguised in black, attacks them and steals the money. WWE Official Adam Pearce quickly stands in The Miz’s way. Pearce orders Miz to give the money back. Miz says he’s desperate and needs it. Gargano suggests Miz and Lumis have a Ladder Match next week, but Miz has to put more money up. Miz says Maryse has him on an allowance, and it’s hard to get. Miz shouts to the crowd that he has massive balls. Miz says he’ll figure out how to get the money and accepts the challenge. Gargano says one stipulation for getting the match is Miz has to dress like an elf and help distribute the merchandise. Pearce agrees with the stipulation, and Miz is upset.
Damage CTRL heads to the ring.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion IYO SKY w/ Damage CTRL vs. Candice LeRae
LeRae quickly takes her down and hits a step-up senton for a two-count. LeRae connects with a step-up enzuigiri. Sky quickly comes back with a flapjack. Sky hits an ax kick to the spine and pulls the hair. LeRae swings at her, but Sky kicks her in the face. Sky grabs her by the hair and throws her to the apron. LeRae fights back and hits a neckbreaker on the ropes.
Sky takes it to LeRae as we come back from the break. LeRae fights back with a clothesline and a DDT for a two-count. LeRae goes to the top rope, but Sky dropkicks her to the floor. Sky goes outside and gets LeRae on her shoulders in the electric chair. LeRae counters into a sloppy poisonrana on the floor! LeRae gets Sky in the ring for a near fall.
Sky fights back and hits a bridging German Suplex for a near fall. Sky goes to the top rope, but LeRae knocks her down. LeRae goes for a neckbreaker off the second rope, but Sky pushes her off. Sky connects with an Over the Moonsault for the victory.
Winner by Pinfall: IYO SKY
Replays of The Bloodline taking out Elias last week on Raw before destroying Matt Riddle are shown.
Cathy Kelley is backstage with Kevin Owens. Owens mentions that Solo Sikoa is a very dangerous man. Elias walks up to Owens and asks if he can be in his corner. Owens is outraged and says Elias put him through months of mental torment. Elias says that was his brother Ezekiel. Owens reminds him that the last time he was in the ring with him, Elias hit him in the head with a guitar. Elias says the past is in the past and wants Owens in his corner. Owens is stunned and walks away. Owens comes back but says nothing.
“Ladies and gentlemen… Elias.”
Elias plays a bluesy little riff, and the crowd applauds. Elias says this is a Matt Riddle Tribute Concert. A picture of Matt Riddle is in the ring, and his bongos are highlighted. Elias pulls out a rolled-up piece of paper he found in Riddle’s bag. It turns out to be lyrics. Elias sings them and goes for a solo, but Solo Sikoa comes out instead.
Elias vs. Solo Sikoa w/ Sami Zayn
Elias blindsides Sikoa at the start of the match, but Sikoa quickly gains the advantage. Sikoa head-butts him and knocks him back. Elias kicks him back and gets him on the apron before hitting a big boot. Elias his Sikoa with a baseball slide. Sikoa flips out and grabs a steel chair. Sami Zayn calms him down.
We come back from the break to see Sikoa hit a Samoan Drop for a two-count. Sikoa goes to the middle rope for a diving head-butt, but Elias moves. Elias avoids an avalanche and punches Sikoa back before chopping the chest. Elias whips him to the opposite corner and avalanches him twice. Elias ducks a clothesline and hits a spinebuster. Sami Zayn looks worried. Elias goes for a neckbreaker, but Sikoa pushes him off. Elias slides out of a Samoan Drop and knees him in the face. Elias connects with a neckbreaker for a near fall.
Elias swats at Sami Zayn, who is arguing with him from the ringside. Sikoa grabs Elias, but Elias rolls him up for a two-count. Sikoa quickly drops him on the apron and superkicks him. Sikoa connects with the Spinning Solo for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Solo Sikoa
Sikoa attacks Elias further soon after the bell. Sami Zayn roots him on. Sikoa drops Elias with a Samoan Spike. Sikoa grabs a steel chair and attacks Elias before wrapping it around his head. Kevin Owens runs down to make the save and gives Sikoa a Stunner. Sami Zayn runs away. Owens grabs the chair and threatens them. Sikoa and Zayn walk off. Elias taps Owens on the shoulder, so Owens gives him a Stunner. Owens walks off.
Video Package: WWE Tribute to the Troops history. Footage of Vince McMahon is included.
Asuka makes her entrance.
Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley w/ Dominik Mysterio
The bell rings, and Ripley quickly takes Asuka down. Asuka fights back with some kicks, but Ripley cuts her off. Ripley elbows her, but Asuka connects with a dropkick. Asuka forearms Ripley and goes for an armbar, but Ripley gets out of it. Ripley slaps Asuka, so Asuka sends Ripley into the turnbuckles. Ripley stops a takedown and takes Asuka down. Ripley gets out of a cross arm breaker and picks up a two-count. Ripley goes for a slam, but Asuka counters into a cross arm breaker. Ripley quickly gets to the ropes. Ripley goes to the apron and kicks Asuka. Ripley goes for a suplex on the apron, but Asuka gets out of it. Asuka hits a hip attack that sends Ripley into the ring post before hitting a codebreaker on the apron.
We come back from the break to see Ripley miss a dropkick. Asuka kicks away at her, but Ripley quickly takes her down. Ripley applies a bear hug. Asuka gets out and goes for a sunset flip, but Ripley rolls through and kicks her. Ripley goes for a slam, but Asuka gets out and rolls her up for a two-count. Asuka elbows Ripley and hits a forearm. Ripley answers with a kick, and they are both down.
Asuka takes it to Ripley with strikes and kicks. Asuka kicks her down for a two-count. Asuka slaps her, which angers Ripley. Ripley tells her to bring it. Asuka kicks her in the head twice for a near fall. Ripley rolls to the apron, so Asuka hits her with a hip attack to send her to the floor. Mysterio stands in Asuka’s way. Ripley attacks Asuka from behind. Ripley gets her in the ring and goes for a Riptide, but Asuka gets out and applies an Asuka Lock. Mysterio pulls Ripley’s foot onto the ropes. Mysterio is on the apron yelling at Asuka, so she spits blue mist into his eyes! Asuka knocks Mysterio to the floor. Ripley attacks Asuka from behind and hits a Riptide for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Rhea Ripley
Bobby Lashley is shown warming up.
Replays are shown of Asuka spitting blue mist into Dominik Mysterio’s eyes.
Dominik Mysterio is backstage with the blue mist in his eye. The Judgment Day is worrying about him. Dominik shouts to Rhea Ripley saying, “Mami, I can’t see!”
Replays are shown of Austin Theory facing Mustafa Ali last week on Raw, only to be attacked by Dolph Ziggler.
Dolph Ziggler says Austin Theory’s arrogance will be his downfall.
Bobby Lashley makes his entrance.
Photos are shown of Miz in an elf costume handing out WWE merchandise.
The Miz will face Dexter Lumis in a Ladder Match next week on Raw with big money implications.
#1 Contender’s Match
Bobby Lashley vs. Seth “Freakin” Rollins
The bell rings, and Lashley quickly takes it to Rollins, bouncing him off the turnbuckles and punching away at him. Rollins fights out of the corner and hits the ropes, but Lashley turns him inside out with a shoulder tackle. Lashley easily clotheslines him out of the ring. Rollins stumbles around ringside, so Lashley grabs him and sends him into the barricade. Lashley puts Rollins on his shoulders, but Rollins slides off and pushes him into the ring post. Rollins gets on the apron and hits a flying knee off the apron.
Rollins gets Lashley in the ring and talks some trash. Rollins goes for a Pedigree, but Lashley hits a back body drop over the ropes to the floor. United States Champion Austin Theory is watching backstage. Lashley bounces Rollins off the apron and then off the steps. Lashley bounces Rollins off the steps again and grabs the top half. The referee yells at Lashley to put them down, so Lashley does. Rollins charges, but Lashley gives him a back body drop over the barricade and into the crowd.
We come back from the break to see Lashley shouldering Rollins in the corner and hitting a suplex for a two-count. Lashley puts Rollins on the top rope and punches away at him. Lashley goes to the middle rope, but Rollins punches and bites him to knock him down. Rollins comes off the top rope with a cross-body block for a two-count. Rollins hits a step-up enzuigiri to stun him. Rollins drops Lashley over the top rope and hits a suicide dive. Rollins gets back in the ring and hits a second suicide dive. Rollins signals for a third. Rollins gets in the ring, but Lashley follows him in. Rollins kicks Lashley and goes for a suplex, but Lashley blocks it. Lashley goes for a suplex, but Rollins counters into a falcon arrow for a two-count.
Lashley goes outside, so Rollins follows him. Lashley scoops him up and drives him into the ring post. Lashley gets him in the ring and goes for a Spear, but Rollins leapfrogs him before rolling him up for a two-count. Rollins superkicks him for another near fall. Rollins goes to the top rope and hits a HUGE frog splash for yet another near fall.
Rollins cannot believe he couldn’t put Lashley away there. Rollins gets to his feet and sees Lashley on all fours. Rollins goes for a Stomp, but Lashley uses his power to stay up. Lashley scoops Rollins up and hits a powerslam. Lashley immediately goes for a Hurt Lock. Rollins scurries to the corner, and the referee is knocked out of the ring! Lashley spears Rollins down and covers. The referee slowly gets in the ring and counts a two-count. Lashley yells at the referee. Lashley goes for another Spear, but Rollins counters into a Pedigree for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Seth “Freakin” Rollins
Lashley furiously yells at the referee in the corner. Another referee comes up from behind, and Lashley furiously swats him down, thinking it is Rollins. WWE Official Adam Pearce runs down to ringside and gets in Lashley’s face. Lashley shoves him away, which infuriates Pearce. Pearce gets in Lashley’s face and fires him before walking off. Lashley is stunned.