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WWE Raw results, live blog (Dec. 6, 2021): Steel cage!

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Dec. 6, 2021) from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Day 1 event scheduled for the first day of January 2022.

Advertised for tonight: WWE Champion Big E takes on Kevin Owens once again, this time in a steel cage match. The title will not be on the line. Elsewhere, Becky Lynch defends the Raw women’s championship against Liv Morgan, The Miz is officially back and he’ll host the latest episode of his show within a show, Miz TV, with special guest Edge, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog will kick off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (Note: Going forward, there will be no ban on GIFs or images in the live blog threads. Feel free to post as you wish.)


There’s blood in the dust where the city’s heart beats. The children play games that they take from the streets. How can you teach when you’ve so much to learn? May you turn in your grave new world, but me, I’m here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with a recap of last week’s match between Kevin Owens and Big E.

Seth Rollins cuts a promo crowing about last week.

Big E gets a promo of his own where he says he’s gonna win tonight and then again at the PPV.

Kevin Owens also gets a promo where he takes issue with E calling the WWE Championship his and says he’s gonna win tonight.

Big E vs. Kevin Owens (Steel Cage Match)

Owens immediately trying to run away, E is right on him and ends up crotching him on the ropes and shoving him into the steel wall of the cage! Up in the turnbuckles, jockeying for position, and again KO goes into the steel! Throwing him into the wall again, but Kev reverses one to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Owens climbs the cage, E pulls him off and eats a beatdown for his trouble! Big goes to leave through the door, Kev cuts him off and chokes him over the top rope! E under him, electric chair reversed, sunset flip powerbomb... NOPE!

Big running hot with the belly-to-belly suplexes, hip swivel, off the ropes, KO runs for the door and he stops him short! Back elbows back E off, superkick connects, cannonball in the corner! Boston Crab applied, Big almost makes it out but Seth Rollins shows up and slams the door on him to send us to break.

Back from commercial, E pulls Owens off the top of the cage but Kev ends up getting a nearfall off of him! Down and out in the corner, counter the cannonball with a back elbow, big Rock Bottom... NOPE! Pop-up powerbomb... NOPE! Owens goes to climb out, Rollins gets E up and lets him know he’s almost lost and Big powers over to meet KO!

Jockeying for position, big back elbows, up on one shoulder... AVALANCHE BIG ENDING! E crawls to the door...

Big E wins by escaping the steel cage.

Post-match, Seth Rollins attacks Owens but E makes the save and suplexes him! Big picks Kev up... BIG ENDING!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, all three men are still writhing around the ringside arena.

We get a recap of the finish to our opening match, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)

We also get to see Bobby Lashley come down and lay all three men out on his own!

We get a graphic for a tag team RK-Bro-nament tournament.

Carmella and Zelina Vega make their entrance.

Zelina gets on the mic and tells the crowd they’re blessed to have the tag titles and queen in their presence. She says she feels sorry for Nikki ASH but not as sorry as she’s gonna be when she sends her back to the depths of despair.

Nikki ASH vs. Zelina Vega

Collar and elbow, Vega backing her into the corner, ASH with a back elbow but Zelina takes her off the top with a trip! Wrenching her head over the bottom rope, pressing the attack, running knee for two! Trade pins, schoolboy, whip to the corner, up and over, off the ropes with a lariat and Nikki is fired up!

Stinger Splash into a running bulldog, float over, Vega with a folding press and her feet on the ropes but referee Darrick Moore catches her and waves the pin off! Whip reversed into a Regal Cutter, but Zelina sidesteps a crossbody...

Zelina Vega wins by pinfall with a Yoshi Tonic.

RK-Bro are in Gorilla and Matt Riddle is wearing a mock announcer’s uniform, consisting of a tan blazer and a tuxedo t-shirt.

An interview rolls up and Riddle talks about their #1 contender’s tournament they’ve set up, and they bicker about whether or not Orton will wear the blazer Matt brought him. Eventually Randy relents and lets him put it on him.

RK-Bro make their entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Rhea Ripley and Nikki ASH are walking backstage when an autograph-seeker approaches them. Nikki graciously agrees but it turns out the lady wanted Jerry “the King” Lawler’s autograph. He signs for her and offers Nikki one too but ASH turns him down and leaves.

Street Profits get an inset promo where they say they’re gonna win the tournament and become #1 contenders.

AJ Styles & Omos vs. Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford) (WWE Raw Tag Team Championship #1 Contender’s Tournament Semifinal Match)

Styles and Ford to start, whip reversed, Montez in control, tag to Dawkins, running double-teams, big splash for two! Ford gets sent to the floor, AJ with a plancha on Angelo and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Omos whips Dawkins into the corner, scoop and a slam, dragging him over to tag Styles in as the heat segment rolls on. But Dawkins breaks away, tag to Ford, looking for a suplex, changing gears to a pin, front kicks to an enzuigiri and Montez is fired up!

Profits clearing the ring, back suplex attempt, AJ lands on his feet and hits the Pele kick! Sheerdrop brainbuster follows! Omos running roughshod over Dawkins on the floor, he and Styles dick around while the referee counts...

Street Profits win by countout.

Post-match, Matt Riddle slides in the ring to interview AJ Styles.

Styles is confused and tells him he should probably be interviewing the winners of the match, but Riddle says his journalistic integrity tells him to follow the biggest story and asks what’s going on between AJ and Omos. Styles plays the friction off as miscommunication and storms off.

Matt gets a tag for RK-Bro in after and throws it back to “Jimbo Slice.”

Becky Lynch is interviewed backstage.

She says this is the biggest night in Liv Morgan’s life and she’s got a lot of momentum and a crowd fired up behind her, but the kicker is that the real battle isn’t in the ring tonight, it’s gonna be fought inside her head and with the people that want to tear her apart.

You do well enough and they cheer you, you do too well and they turn on you, and this means that Liv is in the perfect position right now, the underdog that’s never gonna reach the stars.

Damian Priest makes his entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, RK-Bro are chatting backstage.

Riddle tells Orton he thinks he left money on the table tonight and Randy tells him his broadcasting career is over and takes the blazer off, giving it to Matt and telling him to have fun.

Damian Priest (c) vs. Robert Roode (WWE United States Championship Open Challenge)

Priest in control early, flying forearm gets an early nearfall, knees in the corner, fend off some interference from Dolph Ziggler. Damian goes after him on the floor, Robert blindsides him and throws him over the barricade and into the crowd to send us to break!

Back from commercial, Roode gets a nearfall! Priest laying forearms in, big right hand knocks the gum out of Robert’s mouth! Pop-up drop, big lariat, Broken Arrow... SO CLOSE! Roo with a lungblower... NOPE! Laying in kicks, springboard reversed into a spinning spinebuster... STILL NO!

Front kick, reversed, reversed, goozle, float over, inverted facelock...

Damian Priest wins by pinfall with Reckoning to retain the WWE United States Championship.

Post-match, Dolph Ziggler lays Damian out!

We get a recap of Bianca Belair’s business.

Bianca makes her entrance and Doudrop attacks her and we go to break.

Bianca Belair vs. Doudrop

Doudrop whips her to the corner, Belair fighting from the apron, slingshot back in, front kicks ensue, up in the turnbuckles spanking herself to taunt, backflip up and over, off the ropes, sidestep the dropkick and Doudrop lands a senton... NOPE! Cobra Clutch applied but Bianca fights out!

Back body drop to the apron, Doudrop follows and scoops her up but Belair floats back in and hammers her with forearms! Back roll, handspring kick, taunting, Doudrop slips out and rams her back into the apron and leaves her laying as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Belair goes under a lariat, suplex attempt, reversed, shove off into the ropes, spinebuster connects! Mounted punches in the corner from Doudrop, Bianca gets her bearings and drops a diving crossbody on her for two! Drawing her up, whip blocked, Bianca hangs in there but Doudrop hits a Banzai Drop in the corner! Vader Bomb... NOT ENOUGH!

Doudrop pulls at Belair’s hair, tearing clips out of it, scoop lift, Bianca floats out, but a headbutt drops her! Sidestep the cannonball, Belair gets under her but can’t quite lift her in the Argentine backbreaker rack and Doudrop slips out and waks away as referee Danilo Anfibio counts...

Bianca Belair wins by countout.

We get footage from last week of Vincent Kennedy McMahon slapping Austin Theory.

This week, Vince is in his office and calls Theory in again.

He asks Austin how he’s doing and Theory says “good”, and McMahon points out that nobody cares how you’re doing when they ask how you’re doing, and he wants to teach him something this week by putting him in a match. Vince asks if he was expecting this and if he’s surprised, and Theory says no and yes, respectively, getting a sour look from the old man.

The Miz makes his entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial we get a recap of last week’s SmackDown.

Miz is in the ring to welcome us to MizTV.

He runs Memphis down for some cheap heat and recounts his confrontation with Edge from last week and says he can’t help but think Edge is a shell of his former self before introducing him as his guest.

Edge comes down and says he meant the compliments he gave last week and Miz questions why he didn’t spear him out of his nine thousand dollar shoes. Edge says his shoes are way cooler and tells him not to mistake his kindness for weakness. The A-Lister says he doesn’t need his kindness now, he needed it when he was a rookie who did everything wrong and got kicked out of the locker room.

The Rated-R Superstar recounts pulling him aside to tell him he has “it” and was gonna be just fine, but in the present day calls him an ass. Miz says Edge is a hypocrite and 2022 is going to be his year and he’ll beat him at Day 1. Edge backs the challenge up, Miz tries to beg off and Edge knocks him down.

Liv Morgan is interviewed backstage and says everybody’s watching tonight to see her win the title, and she’s gonna do everything in her power to get what she wants.

The Mysterios make their entrance and get an inset promo where they say they’re gonna win their match, and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a Veer Mahaan video package.

Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis Dozovic) vs. the Mysterios (Dominik & Rey Mysterio) (WWE Raw Tag Team Championship #1 Contender’s Tournament Semifinal Match)

Gable and Dominik to start, bit of light mat grappling, butterfly suplex for two, Chad holds on the to the chancery and reaches for the tag but Mysterio cuts him off and slaps the taste out of his mouth! Knocking Gable to the floor, cutting him off with a dropkick when he returns, but Chad blocks the tag with a belly-to-belly suplex!

Working the leg a little, roll-through half-crab applied, trading punches, whip to the corner, Gable knocks him down, moonsault off the top, nobody home...

The Mysterios win by pinfall with a folding press from Dominik Mysterio on Chad Gable.

Post-match, Matt Riddle interviews Alpha Academy but Otis just picks him up and slams him!

Back in Vince’s office, he’s got Austin Theory doing jumping jacks while he’s on the phone. McMahon gets off the phone and says he’s sorry but he’s not having a match tonight and he needs to find some other way to impress him. Austin accepts the challenge and unzips his vest and goes back to the jumping jacks, saying he can do it all day.

Vince tells him to stop and find some other way to impress him, with his brains, and Theory rushes off to figure it out.

Finn Balor makes his entrance to send us to break.

Finn Balor vs. T-BAR

Collar and elbow, T-BAR shoves him off, goozle blocked, side headlock, shot off, big slam, rear chinlock applied to grind Balor down. Finn powers up, double leg into a double stomp, T-BAR cuts him off with Cyclone Kill... NOPE! Sling Blade connects, up top...

Finn Balor wins by pinfall with Coup de Grace.

Post-match, Austin Theory runs down and lays Balor out with ATL before taking a few selfies over his fallen body!

Dana Brooke is backstage when the Swamp Monster accosts her.

He reveals himself to be R-Truth, accompanied by Akira Tozawa, and says they have to consult the rulebook to see if they’re allowed to fight her.

Reggie flips out of nowhere and says he came to finish their talk but gets interrupted by Tamina charging in. He runs interference with her and Dana gets away scot free.

Becky Lynch makes her entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Bobby Lashley and Montel Vontavious Porter run into an interview.

MVP says people have become way to comfortable disrespecting others, and the All Mighty will not stand for that. Big E had the gall to have a title match without even mentioning Lashley’s name, and that’s the consequences.

We get a video package for our main event and go to break.

Becky Lynch (c) vs. Liv Morgan (WWE Raw Women’s Championship)

Lynch in control early, knocking Morgan down, back inside, headlock, shot off, shoulder block, drop down, Becky with a leg pick into a Dis-Arm-Her attempt, reversed into a schoolboy and Liv throws pin after pin but can’t get a win this early!

A kick from Lynch knocks her to the floor, off the ropes, slide under, Codebreaker on the floor! Morgan back inside, suicide dive connects and both women are down and out on the floor! Back inside, up in the turnbuckles, jockeying for position... SUPERPLEX SENDS US TO BREAK!

Back from commercial, Lynch with a solebutt and a guillotine leg drop off the top... NOPE! Rear chinlock applied to follow it up, Morgan suplexes her, forearms for shoves, Becky gets a nearfall off an inverted DDT! Liv with an enzuigiri and both men are down and out!

Right hands from Morgan, front kicks, Lou Thesz Press into mounted punches, backsplash in the corner sets up a rising knee, Lynch sidesteps Oblivion but Liv fends Becky off! Nearfall off a Codebreaker, Becky fires off an uppercut, gets tijeras’d to the apron, slingshot stomp into apron stomps!

Morgan goes up top, missile dropkick, Rings of Saturn applied, Lynch reverses to the Dis-Arm-Her but Liv gets the ropes! Wheelbarrow into a victory roll, reversed, Becky grabs the ropes...

Becky Lynch wins by pinfall with a victory roll and her hands on the ropes to retain the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.

Becky celebrates with the title while Liv laments her loss.

That’s the show, folks.

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