WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Dec. 19, 2022) from the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza scheduled for late next month in San Antonio.
Advertised for tonight: Dexter Lumis and The Miz will settle their differences once and for in a “Winner Takes All” Ladder match. Two bags of money will be hanging over the ring and whomever grabs it first wins. This should finally be the end of this for these two. Elsewhere, The Judgment Day takes on The Street Profits, and a whole lot more!
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog will kick off once the show starts on USA Network. It will be below this line here. Reminder: GIFs and pics allowed, but no links to illegal streams, please.
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR DEC. 19
Can’t pretend that you’re nothing special, you’ve got to look at all of your options. You can’t decide what to go for when it’s all about trust. It’s all about trust. You see yourself on the TV, you read your magazines, you can’t explain how it’s come to be this, but me? I’m just here to liveblog this pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with Paul Heyman standing in a corner somewhere with both titles on his shoulder to welcome us to the show.
He introduces himself and the camera pans down to show Roman Reigns seated next to him.
Roman speaks and says Raw is the home of Kevin Owens, but he’s gonna need way more than just John Cena, he’s gonna need the whole Raw locker room to have his back, because he’s interfered in the Tribal Chief’s business too much. So Roman’s gonna return the favor and show him the juice they’ve got.
They’re gonna torture KO and make his live a living hell until everyone in this locker room and this audience acknowedges the Bloodline.
Cut to elsewhere, wehere Solo Sikoa and Sami Zayn are beating Mustafa Ali up while the Usos play hype men for the camera, before leaving and saying there’s more work to be done.
The intro video for Raw follows.
Judgment Day (Damian Priest & Finn Balor) vs. Street Profits (Angelo Dawkins & Montez Ford)
Akira Tozawa is ringside with the Profits tonight.
Priest and Ford to start, fighting over a wristlock, Damian with a knee to cut him off, off the ropes, dive over, kick combo staggers the big man! Chops into the ropes, shoved off but Ford’s right on him with a dropkick! Priest charges in, big elbow, throwing Montez into the corner and beating him down.
We cut to the Bloodline wreaking more havoc backstage, beating down Elias and Andre Chase. Back in the ring, Profits have Finn cut off and working him over, Damian comes in and drops Angelo and Montez both to the floor and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Dawkins gets the hot tag and cleans house, spinning Stinger splash and an enzuigiri sends Balor crashign to the floor but Priest hits South of Heaven to cut him off! Ford with a frog splash, Finn with la casita, clubbing blows, back suplex, Montez lands on his feet but gets cut off with a Sling Blade right after!
Shotgun dropkick, Tozawa gets into it with Rhea Ripley and Dominik Mysterio on the floor. He throws his drink in Dom’s face and the distraction costs the Judgment Day...
Street Profits win by pinfall with a pinning predicament on Finn Balor.
Post-match, Rhea lays Tozawa out and challenges him to a match and we go to break.
Back from commercial, the Profits give Tozawa a pep talk and the match is on!
Akira Tozawa vs. Rhea Ripley
Ducking a kick, Ripley lands a second, back suplex, Tozawa lands on his feet but he stops short of punching her! Rhea asks for it right on the jaw, Akira ducks one of hers, waistlock, he eats a back elbow and she lays him out with a boot... NOPE!
Putting boots to Akira in the corner, hard hammer whip, mounted punches, hammering the back of his neck with forearms! Smashing his face into the mat, she lets him go with a disdainful paintbrush of the back of his head. Drawing him back up, he blocks a suplex, jockeying for position and she finally gets him over for a vertical suplex and a two count.
Mat slam, Tozawa charges in, scooped up, reverse, sunset flip for two! Duck a lariat, off the ropes, pop-up, float over, Rhea wants a powerbomb but Akira reverses into a Frankensteiner! Off the ropes, Finn Balor trips Tozawa up but the Profits hit the ring and dive on him and Priest with stereo topes con giro!
Back inside, Akira floats over Riptide, sidestep her into the post, boot to Mysterio, Tozawa goes up top... NOBODY HOME ON THE DIVING SENTON! Pumphandle...
Rhea Ripley wins by pinfall with Riptide.
We get a Bobby Lashley/Adam Pearce video package.
Pearce is desperately talking on the phone asking somebody to show up with an interview waiting.
He says he and Lashley have spoken and he’s going to be back but the details aren’t hammered out.
Montel Vontavious Porter rolls up to talk with Pearce, but before he can say what’s on his mind a referee rolls up with something urgent for Adam to attend to.
The OC make their entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Adam Pearce and “Hurricane” Shane Helms are checking on Cedric Alexander and Dolph Ziggler, who have both been assaulted by the Bloodline on their rampage through the arena.
Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis Dozovic) vs. the OC (Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows)
Gable and Anderson to start, collar and elbow, Chad with a snapmare into a gator roll, waistlock roll, another gator roll, shoot the half, only one. Headlock takeover, trading arm drags and Anderson gets an armbar out of it! Gable gets him in the corner, Karl ducks and hits another arm drag to stay out of trouble!
Armbar, arm wringer, tag to Gallows, headbutt to the arm, big slicing right! Whip across, front kick, Chad gets away and tags Otis in. Big boys a-clubberin’, trading shots in the corner, Luke off the ropes with a big lad shoulder block that sends Dozovic to the floor!
Anderson throws Gable over the ropes and into his own partner and we go to break!
Back from commercial, Gable is in control on Anderson, sunset flip into an ankle, Anderson gets away, tag to Gallows! Luke lights Chad up with right hands, blind tag from Otis, off the ropes, discus lariat takes Big LG down! Gable back in, nearfall, Anderson breaks it up, Dozer in, he eats post and Chad sends Machine Gun packing!
Gable up top, nobody home on the moonsault, lands on his feet, big boot, tag to Anderson...
The OC win by pinfall with Magic Killer on Chad Gable.
Post-match, the Usos and Sami Zayn run in and lay Gallows out with 1D!
Adam Pearce, Shane Helms, and Petey Williams come down the aisle with a gaggle of security in tow and we go to break.
Back from commercial, security and the Bloodline are at an impasse, and the Usos get on the mic.
They tell Pearce to check it out and open their ears— when it comes to the Bloodline, they run this business. Sami Zayn asks what Adam’s problem is, and tells them the crowd has no issue with what they’re doing and they love to hear him. Quite frankly he doesn’t appreciate them rushing his dogs.
They’re the longest-running tag champs of all time, and if they have a message to deliver, they’re gonna deliver that message. What you’ve seen tonight is a small example of what will happen to Kevin Owens and John Cena when they face the Honorary Uce and the Tribal Chief.
Pearce calls for security to light on them, Zayn says they’re done here anyway and calls for Jey to drop the catchphrase.
They throw the ones up and go to leave peacefully, but AJ Styles attacks Sami Zayn in the aisle and they get pulled apart! Zayn says he’s not done with AJ as they’re lead out of the arena.
In Gorilla, AJ Styles is yelling at Adam Pearce demanding a match against one of the Bloodline tonight, and Pearce gives him Sami Zayn later!
Byron Saxton has a sitdown with Bianca Belair and Alexa Bliss.
Bianca says she doesn’t trust Alexa after last week, and Bliss says she can’t explain last week but she can at least talk about it, and she explains how Bray Wyatt corrupted her and left her broken with abandonment issues and left her alone. Everybody called her crazy and sent her to therapy and she came out a shell of a person she doesn’t even recognize.
But her friendship with Asuka and Belair has shown her she has nothing to lose and everything to gain, including the Raw Women’s Championship. Bianca is skeptical that Bliss doesn’t know what happened and brings Bray up but Alexa reminds her that he’s not the threat here and she’s won titles before Bianca was even on the roster.
Saxton thanks them for their time and Bliss hauls off and smashes a vase over Belair’s head!
The bags of money are raised over the ring and Miz makes his entrance to send us to break.
Dexter Lumis vs. the Miz (Winner Takes All Ladder Match)
Immediately to the floor with the ladders, Lumis throws Miz into one, throwing him back inside and folding the ladder up, but the A-Lister dropkicks it into him! Back inside, Dexter clocks him with the ladder, big right hand, bridging the ropes in one corner with the steel and he throws Miz right into it!
Trapping him in the corner, ramming the ladder into him, Lumis gets up on the ladder and pulls Miz up... SUPERPLEX OFF OF THE LADDER! Dexter sets the ladder up under the money but tips it over, the top landing between Miz’s legs... AND HE DROPKICKS THE STEEL RIGHT INTO THE A-LISTER’S GENTLEMAN’S AREA!
Lumis sets the ladder back up and climbs, reaching for the money, Miz climbs right up with him, jockeying for position and the ladder tips over, sending both men sprawling and us to break!
Back from commercial, they’ve set the ladder back up and are fighting atop it again, trading punches, right hands knock the Miz down but he immediately tips over the ladder and Lumis goes crashing into the ropes! The A-Lister climbs the ladder but Dexter is right at his heels and pulls him off of the ladder! Silencer applied, Miz in the ropes to break his grip and he catches Lumis with a neckbreaker into the apron!
To the floor, Miz sets up a ladder and drags Dexter into the inside of it, smashing him between the halves repeatedly and dropping another ladder and some chairs on him! Throwing an office chair, Miz slides it at Johnny Gargano after and gets more chairs to add to the pile!
The A-Lister full-on brawling with Gargano now, dropping a ladder on him, throwing him into the barricade, spiking him with a ladder! Back to Lumis, he is risen and hits a Rock Bottom into a ladder! Laying Miz across the announce desk, Dexter climbs up on a ladder... MIZ MOVES AWAY FROM THE LEG DROP!
Miz slides back inside and sets the ladder up, climbing, reaching, but Lumis is right there with him! Right hands, smashing the A-Lister’s face into the top of the ladder and throwing him off of it! Dexter reaches and grabs the money... BUT BRONSON REED IS HERE?!
He takes Lumis off of the ladder and lays him out, headed up top... 747 SPLASH! Bronson drags Miz back in the ring and physically hoists him up the ladder to retrieve his prize...
The Miz wins by retrieving the money.
We see Seth Rollins examining his fancy Iowa merch.
Commentary recaps the Bloodline’s rampage.
AJ Styles makes his entrance to send us to break.
AJ Styles vs. Sami Zayn
Styles taking it to Zayn early, smashing him into the turnbuckles and punching his face, whip across and into a backbreaker! Whip blocked, AJ with back elbows, pumphandle gutbuster, cover for two. Sami to the floor, Styles with the plancha forearm and then throwing him back in the ring!
Lining him up from the apron, but Zayn backs into the ropes and Hot Shots him! Sami smashes him into the turnbuckles and goes up to the second for a diving elbow for one! Choking AJ in the ropes, Styles comes back with a backbreaker and the Styles Rush! Sliding elbow gets a front kick, jockeying over a suplex, AJ hits a neckbreaker!
Sliding knee sends Zayn to the floor, moonsault inverted DDT follows! Back inside, Styles lines him up but Sami hits the ropes and makes him slip to the floor and sending us to break!
Back from commercial, up top and jockeying for position, Styles slides under, Argentine backbreaker rack, spin it out into a powerbomb... SO CLOSE! Styles Clash blocked, back elbow, tornado DDT denied but Sami cracks off a brainbuster in the middle of the ring... NOT ENOUGH!
Right hands in the middle of the ring, AJ blocks one, Styles Rush, cut off in the last beat with a big boot, Pele kick connects, both men are down and out! Sami with the edge, exploder suplex into the turnbuckles, lying in wait, caught into the Calf Killer in the middle of the ring!
Zayn screaming agony, crawling for the ropes, Solo Sikoa coming through the crowd is enough of a distraction for him to break the hold! Fighting over the ropes, AJ’s got him lined up but decides he’s got to go fight Sikoa! Sami out after, Styles smashes him into the announce table and Solo gets a cheap shot Samoan Spike in with the referee distracted...
Sami Zayn wins by pinfall with the Blue Thunder Driver.
Post-match, Adam Pearce comes down the aisle and yells at Sami and Solo to leave.
Seth Rollins dances his way backstage to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Seth Rollins makes his entrance and gets on the mic.
He says hi to Iowa and welcomes us to Monday Night Rollins. He says he’s back and better than ever and recaps the show thus far, pointing out the Bloodline have jumped everyone but him, and he’s not saying they’re scared, but he wants them to deliver a message to the Tribal Chief— Mondays don’t belong to him.
Enter Austin “Put a shirt on already” Theory.
The crowd chants that he sucks and Rollins confirms it with them, before Austin opens his mouth and tells Seth that nothing belongs to him and the champ is here. Whether he likes it or not, the Austin Theory era is here and whether he likes it or not, Seth is gonna pass the torch to him.
Rollins tells him to keep his cool lest he end up like Bobby Lashley, and Austin says it’s funny to him because the only reason Seth is here is Bob took his anger out on referees and officials and not him. But it makes sense, like his entire career, he’s just been lucky.
Seth tells him he doesn’t understand and asks him why he’s so angry when he’s everything he says he is? He’s grown up, he’s not Mr. Selfie anymore, nah, he’s the United States Champion. But as much as that title means, there’s one thing that means more, and deep down Theory knows it’s something he’ll never have as long as Rollins is here— he’ll never be Seth Rollins, and he’s not on his level.
Austin says he’s seen the mountaintop, but that’s just the peak, and he’s looking for Everest. When Rollins falls off, he’ll realize he was just the third most successful member of the Shield. Seth says he hasn’t just seen the mountaintop, he IS the mountaintop! He IS Everest!
The title doesn’t make the man, the man makes the title, and Rollins wants to find out what kind of man Theory is right now!
But before they can, the Usos appear in the crown and hop the barricade! Theory runs away while Seth gets ready to throw down! The Usos up on the apron, Rollins is game for the fight! Throwing hands, they overwhelm Seth but Kevin Owens makes the save!
Owens puts Jimmy into the barricade and rolls in the ring with Jey, Rollins recovers, right hands send Uso packing! Jimmy back up on the apron, they run them off and now the crowd of road agents come down to save the day!
Seth gets on the mic and says it’s nice to see KO before proposing a tag team match!
Becky Lynch cuts a promo backstage about how she wants to fight the best version of Bayley, and the best version of Bayley is a solo act. She talks about how upset she was that Bayley couldn’t even stab her in the back herself, and win or lose, she’ll die by her own sword.
Bayley makes her entrance and we go to break.
Bayley vs. Becky Lynch
Feeling out, whip to the corner, Lynch evades, quick mat grappling, leapfrog, schoolboy for two and a huge paintbrush across the face of the Role Model! Arm drag into an armbar, Becky still in control, lariats, whip reversed, criss cross and a big boot sends Bayley crashing to the floor!
Diving forearm connects, Lynch gets in IYO SKY and Dakota Kai’s faces, rolling Bayley back inside, across to the apron, Manhandle Slam countered by smashing Becky’s face into the turnbuckles to send us to break!
Back from commercial, Bayley in control but soon Lynch evens the odds and they trade heavy forearms. Pop-up solebutt sets up the exploder suplex, double jump leg drop... NOPE! Backslide for two, Bayley goes for the Bayley-to-Belly but it gets reversed into an inverted DDT for two!
Bayley-to-Belly connects this time... NOT ENOUGH! Roseplant reversed into an Olympic Slam and both women are down and out! Folding press with her feet on the ropes, Bayley gets caught, Manhandle Slam countered by the tag champs pulling their pal out of the fire and Becky’s about to use a monitor to fight them off when referee Danilo Anfibio throws Dakota and IYO out!
Bayley takes advantage to hit Becky with the monitor while Danilo is distracted...
Bayley wins by pinfall with the Roseplant.
We see the Usos getting ready backstage and we go to break.
Back from commercial, we see Seth Rollins getting ready backstage when Kevin Owens rolls up.
Seth says it’s been a long time since they teamed and they were really good and why did they stop teaming? Owens reminds him that Rollins tried to steal his WrestleMania spot and they bicker about it for a minute before Seth slips and remembers that it did indeed happen that way.
The Usos make their entrance to send us to break.
Kevin Owens & Seth Rollins vs. the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso)
Back from commercial, Owens is down and out as the Usos work him over, he sidesteps a charge and hits a DDT on Jimmy to clear the path! Hot tag, Seth clearing house, Sling Blade sets up a corner forearm, whip reversed, back suplex backbreaker for two! Blackout denied, big slicing right and a tag!
Jimmy gets cut off with a superkick, Jey eats a forearm, Rollins wipes them both out with a crossbody! Kev tags in, senton atomico but the knees are up! Solo Sikoa comes down, Gallows and Anderson are here to even the odds but Jey Uso dives on them! Seth off the ropes... TOPE CON GIRO!
Blackout to Jey on the floor, Jimmy gets KO up top, jockeying for position, Austin Theory appears in the crowd to blast Rollins with the title belt! Owens with headbutts, out of the corner, he runs into a superkick... NOT ENOUGH! Jimmy off the top, KO ducks him, Stunner blocked, superkick connects, off the ropes, pop-up powebomb denied on the first try but the second...
Kevin Owens & Seth Rollins win by pinfall with a pop-up powerbomb from Kevin Owens on Jimmy Uso.
Post-match, Sami Zayn gets in the ring with Kevin Owens.
They stare each other down, Kev takes off his wrist tape and Sami just leaves, pointing a finger at him and jawing before regrouping with the Bloodline.
That’s the show, folks.