WWE RAW Results – December 5, 2022
Kicking off this week’s Raw with The Bloodlins Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions The Usos, Sami Zayn & Solo Sikoa head to the ring.
We then head to a video of The Bloodline attacking Elias after pulling up to the arena earlier today.
Jimmy Uso announces that the original Undisputed WWE Tag Team Title Match has been cancelled after Elias was not medically cleared after the attack, and says The Usos can now concentrate on defending their Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles to any team who wants a shot because they’re the twos and they’re the ones.
Matt Riddle’s music hits and he heads to the ring. He says their attack on Elias wasn’t very cool or ucey. Zayn interrupts him and tells him he can’t decide what’s ucey because he’s not a certified uceologist like he is. He calls both Sikoa’s attack and The Usos title reign ucey, but Riddle cutting them off isn’t. He tells him to go home since he has no partner, but Riddle says he found himself a partner.
Kevin Owens’ music hits and he heads to the ring.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Title Match
The Usos (c) vs. Matt Riddle & Kevin Owens
Jey Uso & Kevin Owens kicks this match off then Owens rains down right hands. He knocks him to the mat, then delivers a senton. He whips Jey into the corner, then charges at him but Sami Zayn pulls him out of the ring. Owens goes after him and sends him into the barricade that sends us to a break.
After the break Owens delivers a cannonball and a moonsault to Jimmy. Riddle tags in and delivers a right hand and a kick. Jey kicks Riddle from the apron while the referee is distracted, then tags in and delivers a stomp. Jimmy tags in and ascends to the top. He delivers a crossbody, then tags Jey back in. The Usos plant Riddle with a modified spinebuster before Jey delivers a spinning neckbreaker. He goes for a pin, but Riddle kicks out.
We are back from another break, Owens ascends to the top rope and delivers a Swanton Bomb to Jimmy. He goes for a pin, but Jimmy kicks out. Owens looks for a Stunner, but Jimmy blocks it and delivers a superkick. Jey & Riddle tag in. Riddle delivers an enziguri, then sends Jey to the outside. He follows him out there and delivers a knee before tossing him back in the ring. Jimmy makes the blind tag, and The Usos deliver 1D for the win.
Winners & Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions: The Usos (STILL CHAMPIONS!!!)
After the match The Bloodline beats down Riddle, but Owens gets in the ring with a chair and chases Zayn & The Usos to the back. In the ring, Sikoa rains down right hands on Riddle and hits a Samoan Spike. He follows it up with a hip attack and grabs a chair from ringside. He places Riddle’s head through it, then delivers another hip attack. Officials check on Riddle and stretcher him out of the arena as Sikoa calmly makes his way up the ramp.
After the break we head backstage to Judgment Day. Ripley says Bayley & Asuka are incredible but they aren’t her. She says when she’s done with them and she eventually beats Bianca BelAir, the women’s locker room will be calling her Mami.
We then head to JBL’s invitational poker game and see various WWE superstars at the poker tables. JBL welcomes everyone to the invitational, and says poker is a gentleman’s and gentlewoman’s game. Dexter Lumis & Johnny Gargano walk in. Lumis places his bag of money on one of the tables, but JBL tells him they weren’t invited because they have no money. Lumis dumps out all the money and JBL welcomes him into the game.
Bayley is in the ring. Becky Lynch appears in the crowd and cuts her off. She says she was just up at the merch stand thinking about how fun it was beating up Damage CTRL last week and joins Bayley in the ring. She says it’s been three years since they faced one another in single’s action, but they haven’t even scratched the surface. She says Bayley carried the company on her back during the Thunderdome Era, but after that, their paths didn’t cross because of injuries. Bayley tells her she knows their history and she doesn’t need a reminder. She says Lynch doesn’t care about anyone but herself, and says she’s been the one looking out for fans. Lynch says while that’s true, only two thirds of Damage CTRL has been successful because she has no gold while Iyo Sky & Dakota Kai are the Women’s Tag Team Champions. She says she hopes they will face off next week and tells her to come find her when she’s woman enough to face The Man.
Rhea Ripley’s music hits and she heads to the ring, but not before she & Lynch stare one another down.
Raw Women’s Title #1 Contenders Qualifying Triple Threat Match
Asuka vs. Bayley vs. Rhea Ripley
Asuka delivers a dropkick to Bayley then all 3 women roll one another up before Rhea Ripley tosses Bayley out of the ring. She then goes after Asuka and delivers a suplex. She delivers several shoulders to Asuka in the corner, then goes to work on Bayley. She hits a forearm across her back, then whips her into the corner. She delivers a big boot to Asuka’s midsection, then delivers a snapmare. Asuka delivers a series of kicks to Ripley before Bayley delivers a sliding lariat and Asuka hits a kick. They throw her into the ringpost, then go at it. Bayley knocks Asuka down, but Asuka fires back with a shoulder tackle. Bayley pulls Asuka to the outside and throws her into the barricade, but Ripley takes them both out with a cannonball off the apron that takes us to a commercial break.
After the break Ripley & Bayley beat down Asuka. Asuka fires back with several strikes, then delivers a back kick to Ripley’s midsection and levels Bayley. She hits a knee across Ripley’s jaw, then delivers a series of kicks across both women’s chest. Bayley looks for a kick, but Asuka counters it into an Ankle Lock. Ripley delivers a headbutt to Bayley to break the hold before Asuka hits a German suplex. Ripley delivers a kick to Asuka’s face and Bayley sends her out of the ring. Bayley looks to team up with Ripley, but Ripley tells her no. They exchange forearms and body shots before Asuka delivers a crossbody off the top. She pins both women, but they kick out. Asuka locks in the Asuka Lock on Bayley, but Ripley breaks the hold with a dropkick to Asuka. Bayley rolls to the apron as Ripley pins Asuka. Asuka kicks out before Ripley hits her with a pair of lariats.
Asuka manages to lock in the armbar on Ripley, but Bayley delivers an elbow drop to break the maneuver. She knocks Asuka to the mat, then rains down right hands and delivers the Bayley 2 Belly. She goes for a pin, but Ripley breaks it up. Ripley hits 3 headbutts on Bayley, then knocks her to the outside. She looks for a cannonball, but Bayley ducks out of the way and gets back in the ring. Asuka delivers a series of backfists and looks for a dropkick off the middle rope, but Bayley counters with Rose Plant for the win.
Winner & Gets Into The Raw Women’s Title #1 Contenders Match Next Week: Bayley
After the match, Ripley beats down Asuka in the center of the ring and delivers Riptide to her.
Rollins welcomes fans to Monday Night Rollins, then introduces himself. He addresses his #1 Contender’s match for the United States Title with Bobby Lashley next week and says he will be the new number one contender. He says he has plenty to say to Lashley, but since he’s not in the arena, fans should have some fun and sing his song.
Bobby Lashley’s music hits and he heads to the ring. Lashley asks Rollins what he wants to tell him and warns him to be careful. Rollins says he hasn’t been the same since losing to Brock Lesnar at Crown Jewel and asks what his obsession with Lesnar is. He asks him if he’s scared of Lesnar, and Lashley says Rollins is just trying to get under his skin. Rollins says if he’s not scared, then he’s jealous because Lesnar is a bigger star and has won more championships than him. Lashley grabs him and says it’s not about Lesnar, but him and the United States Title.
Rollins tells him to relax and says winning the United States Title won’t fill the void in him. He says beating him next will be easier and Lashley launches at him. They begin brawling before Lashley tosses Rollins out of the ring. He throws him into the barricade and gets him on his shoulders, but officials head down and pull them apart but both men break free several times, with Lashley even Spearing Petey Williams while aiming for Rollins.
We go backstage to Byron Saxton is with the United States Champion Austin Theory. Saxton asks Theory what he thinks about what just happened, and Theory says he sees the past. He says everyone runs on his time because the forever is just beginning. Theory runs into Ali and says he keeps writing checks he can’t cash in. Theory says he keeps whining and tells him to quit. Ali says he has to fight for everything he gets unlike him and says he will get back in his face to become the United States Title. Theory tells him to go get ready because he will face him tonight.
After the break, we head backstage to the Invitational Poker Game. Chad Gable folds and says it’s a game of strategy. He says you have to know when to fold and Luke Gallows calls him a nerd. This leaves Dexter Lumis & Baron Corbin. Corbin calls Lumis crazy and calls him. Lumis puts down his card and ends up beating Corbin. Corbin calls him a cheater and says he should come over there and beat him up. Lumis places an ax on the table. At the other table, Dominik Mysterio looks to grab the chips in the center of the table. Akria Tozawa stops him and Mysterio tells him that since Raw is his show, he does what he wants. They stand up and Mysterio tells Tozawa he’s as short as his deadbeat dad. JBL tells both men to take it outside.
United States Title Title Match
Austin Theory (c) vs. Mustafa Ali
Match starts off with a lock up then Austin Theory pushes Muatafa Ali to the mat, then delivers a shoulder block. Ali delivers a right hand to Theory’s chest, but Theory knocks him to the mat and whips him into the corner. Ali hits a hurricanrana, then delivers a kick to his head that knocks him off the apron. He knocks him to the outside and follows it up with a tope suicida. Theory sends Ali face first into the ring post, then tosses him into the barricade that takes us to a break.
After the break Ali delivers several chops to Theory in the corner. He delivers a kick to his face, then hits a neckbreaker and a backstabber. He goes for a pin, but Theory kicks out. Theory delivers a back elbow before they teeter on the top. Ali hits a hurricanrana and a Satellite DDT, then goes for a pin but Theory kicks out. Theory delivers several kicks to Ali’s midsection while he hangs off the top rope, then delivers several right hands to his head. Dolph Ziggler appears out of nowhere and kicks Theory in the head, causing a disqualification.
Winner By DQ & Still United States Champion: Austin Theory (STILL CHAMPION!!!)
After the match Ali yells at Ziggler for ruining his opportunity and they get in one another’s face. Theory clocks Ziggler from behind, then sends Ali shoulder first into the ring post. He focuses back on Ziggler and delivers A Town Down.
We go backstage to JBL on the phone. The Miz approaches him and asks why he wasn’t invited to his poker tournament. He says he’s more than welcome, but it’s a $50,000 buy in. Miz says he doesn’t have the money at the moment , but JBL says he needs the money now. Miz offers him his Rolex watch, but JBL tells him that it’s a fake.
After the break, Corbin wins a hand, but he’s caught cheating by AJ Styles. Styles pushes him and JBL yells at them to stop. Styles challenges him & Alpha Academy to a 6 man tag team match against The OC and they accept. Dexter Lumis & Johnny Gargano are the only ones left, and they collect their money.
We head backstage to Cathy Kelley is with the Raw Women’s Champion Bianca BelAir. Kelley asks BelAir how she feels about potentially facing Bayley once again and says she knows how she thinks, but she would’ve been proud to face any of the women, including Rhea Ripley. Kelley then asks who she thinks will win the 2nd triple threat match and she says Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross are all great. She lists off what she loves about each woman, then says she’s ready for any of them because she always stays ready.
6 Man Tag Team Match
The OC vs. Alpha Academy & Baron Corbin
Match starts off with AJ Styles & Chad Gable lock up. Baron Corbin delivers a right hand across Styles’ spine, but Styles fires back with a DDT. Karl Anderson & Gable tag in. Gable delivers a snapmare, then delivers a shoulder tackle. Anderson fires back with an arm drag. Luke Gallows tags in before Gable shooshes him. Gallows calls him a nerd and the two go back & forth. Gallows eventually hits him with a right hand. Otis & Anderson then tag in. Otis delivers a series of shoulders to Anderson in the corner, then beats him down. Corbin tags in and whips Anderson into the corner. He delivers several elbows to Anderson’s head, then looks for a side suplex. Anderson escapes and tags Styles in. Styles delivers a series of elbows and kicks, then delivers a lariat. He looks to run the ropes, but Gable low bridges him to the outside.
After the break, Otis delivers a back elbow to Styles’ head. He delivers a snapmare, then hits a splash. Corbin tags in and delivers a right hand to Styles’ head. He tosses Styles on the apron and Styles looks to get back in the ring, but Corbin catches him with a right hand. Gable tags in and goes to work on Styles’ arm. Styles fires back with a back body drop, then tags in Gallows. The referee misses the tag and forces him back on to the apron, allowing Corbin to hit Deep Six. Gable goes for a pin, but Styles kicks out.
Otis tags in and delivers a splash in the corner, followed by a pele kick. He makes the hot tag to Anderson as Gable tags in. Anderson delivers a pair of lariats, followed by a bodyslam and a senton. He hits a cutter off the middle rope, then goes for a pin. Gable kicks out and Anderson gets him up on his shoulders. Anderson escapes and Gable rolls through to lock in the Ankle Lock. Anderson escapes and delivers a spinebuster. He goes for a pin, but Corbin breaks it up. Styles & Gallows try to take him out, but Corbin levels both men. Gallows eventually hits a big boot, but Otis levels him before Styles takes him down.
Gable & Anderson exchange elbow shots before Anderson delivers an uppercut. Gallows makes the blind tag and hits Magic Killer for the win.
Winners: The OC
We are back from the break, we go backstage to Byron Saxton is with Candice LeRae. Saxton says she will be facing Women’s Tag Team Champion Iyo Sky next week and LeRae says while she’s new to Raw she knows Damage CTRL very well. She says now that she’s a mom, she has so much more to fight for. Johnny Gargano & Dexter Lumis walk in and LeRae asks how they did at poker. Lumis gives her a thumbs up and shows her the money. LeRae is shocked and they walk off.
Akira Tozawa vs. Dominik Mysterio
Match starts off with Akira Tozawa delivers a series of kicks. He hits a right hand and a hurricanrana, but Dominik Mysterio fires off several kicks in the corner. He delivers the 3 Amigos, then goes for a pin. Tozawa kicks out at one and delivers another hurricanrana. He hits a running knee, then goes for a pin but Mysterio kicks out. Tozawa delivers a kick to his head, followed by a dropkick. He ascends to the top rope and looks for a senton, but Mysterio rolls out of the way. He climbs to the top and delivers a Frog Splash for the win.
Winner: Dominik Mysterio
After the match Mysterio looks to continue to beat Tozawa down but Street Profits run to the ring to make the save.
After the break Adam Pearce approaches Bobby Lashley and says they have to talk about what happened earlier. Pearce says he’s not saying he did it on purpose or is taking his #1 Contender’s match, but there will be consequences if it happens again. Lashley tells him to make sure no one gets in his way again and walks off.
Raw Women’s Title #1 Contenders Qualifying Triple Threat Match
Alexa Bliss vs. Nikki Cross vs. Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch delivers a right hand to Nikki Cross. Alexa Bliss follows it up with a dropkick to Cross that sends her out of the ring. Bliss & Lynch then lock up and pin one another. Lynch delivers a kick to Bliss’ head, but Bliss rolls her up. She delivers a modified side Russian leg sweep, but Cross pushes Bliss into Lynch and sends them into opposite corners. She hits several splashes on both of them before Lynch delivers several stomps and kicks to her. She delivers the Bexploder, but Bliss catches her with a few knees and a dropkick. Lynch sends Bliss into the top turnbuckle, but Cross pulls her out of the ring and sends her into the apron and the ring steps. Bliss follows them out there, but Cross catches her with a swinging neckbreaker. Cross then clears the announce table that takes us to a commercial break.
After the break Cross sends Bliss to the mat. She delivers a kick and a cutter before Lynch hits her with a series of right hands, uppercuts, and kicks. She trips Cross, then delivers a bulldog and a kick to her spine. She hits a Hammerlock DDT, then ascends to the middle rope and delivers a leg drop. She goes for a pin, but Cross kicks out. Lynch hits Cross with a suplex, but Bliss sends her into the ring post. She delivers a cannonball to both Lynch & Cross, then tosses Cross back in the ring and goes for a pin. Cross kicks out and Bliss climbs to the top rope. Cross meets her there, but Lynch pulls both women down. She pins Cross, but Cross kicks out.
Lynch & Cross exchange right hands before Cross ascends to the top and delivers a splash. She goes for a pin, but Bliss breaks it up. Cross delivers several shoulders to Bliss’ midsection, followed by a splash and a bulldog. Bliss tosses her out of the ring and looks for a baseball slide kick, but Cross catches her and delivers a splash. She throws her in the ring, then looks for a DDT, but Lynch delivers a double leg drop off the top rope. Cross rolls to the apron, and Lynch follows her there. Lynch delivers a chokeslam, then goes to pin her but Cross rolls out of the way. Womens Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai & Iyo Sky run down to the ring and attack Lynch. They send her into the ring apron, then deliver a double powerbomb to her through the table. Inside the ring, Bliss delivers Twisted Bliss to Cross for the win.
Winner & Gets Into The Raw Women’s Title #1 Contenders Match Next Week: Alexa Bliss
Next Weeks Raw
Raw Women’s Title #1 Contenders Match
Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss
United States Title #1 Contenders Match
Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley
Women’s Tag Team Champion Iyo Sky vs. Candice LeRae