Welcome to Ringside News’ live results, highlights, winners and reactions for the December 13th 2021 episode of WWE RAW.
Start time for tonight’s show is 8:00 PM EST. Match-by-match highlights and results from the show will take place on this very page, so you should update frequently to get the latest happenings. Feel free to leave any reactions in the comment section below.
Tonight’s RAW will see the finals of the RK-Bronament, in which the Street Profits will face the Mysterio’s to determine who will face RK-Bro for the RAW Tag Team Championship’s. RK-Bro were on SmackDown this past week in a match with The Uso’s and The New Day, the latter of which came out as the “best tag team in WWE”. Let us know who you see coming out on top tonight!
Elsewhere, Bobby Lashley will be on hand to explain why he attacked Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, and the WWE Champion, Big E. Lashley wants added to the WWE Championship match at Day 1 and it seems almost certain to happen at this point. WWE hasn’t announced much ahead of time tonight, but we expect more from Liv Morgan and Becky Lynch, as well as Damian Priest, The Miz, and more.
And that’s the preview for tonight’s RAW. Our live coverage will begin from 8PM right here. Let us know if you’re excited about any of it and remember to hit the refresh link below and enjoy the show!
Tonight’s WWE RAW opens with a look back at last week’s steel cage match between Big E and Kevin Owens, where Bobby Lashley returned to attack both men as well as Seth Rollins.
We go live to the arena and out comes the All Mighty, Bobby Lashley, with MVP at his side. Lashley says he showed everyone last week what happens when you mess with the All Mighty. MVP says Lashley is the most terrifying man in WWE and he knows that because everyone is afraid to say his name. Much like the Candyman. But you only need to say his name once and when he shows up, bad things happen.
MVP says you have guys like Kevin Owens and Seth Rollins coming out every week, complaining and moaning to get title opportunities. Bobby Lashley doesn’t whine or complain, he makes statements. MVP says it’s imperative that Lashley gets added to the title match at Day 1 because there is no better way to start the new year that with an All Mighty WWE Champion. Kevin Owens slowly makes his way down to the ring while cutting a promo.
Owens says he hasn’t paid any attention to Lashley for a long time and now he’s out here trying to weasel his way into a title match. As much as he hates him, Owens says Rollins has earned a title shot, much like he has. He’s trying to win the WWE Championship give the fans a proper role model and Champion. Owens says Lashley doesn’t deserve a shot and he doesn’t belong in the match, so he’s going to talk to Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce.
Seth Rollins interrupts Kevin Owens wearing a purple and black suit. He says as much as he admires Bobby’s suit game, and as much as he despises KO, he has to agree that Lashley doesn’t deserve his spot. MVP says they’re terrified. Lashley says if they don’t want him in the match, they should get in the ring and do something about it. Owens suggests him and Rollins team-up to take Lashley down and Seth agrees. Owens tells Seth to go first and they start bickering until Big E comes out.
Big E dances on the stage before calling the rest of them his favourite collection of idiots. Big E reminds Lashley that he beat him to become WWE Champion and Lashley says it was just after a match and he was hurt. Big E says he also beat him in a steel cage and he’ll have no problem doing it again. Pearce and Deville come out and Adam says there will be consequences if anyone touches anyone. Sonya says they’ve decided a Fatal 4-Way is a great idea, so Lashley can join the match if he can beat Big E, Kevin Owens, and Seth Rollins in singles matches, tonight!
We see RK-Bro backstage and Orton isn’t happy because Riddle didn’t watch tape on their potential opponents in the RK-Bro-nament. Orton tells him his broadcasting career is over but Riddle reckons they should become podcasters and try to make money like Pat MacAfee. Orton doesn’t agree and tells Riddle he has better things to do than, say, hanging out with the Jackass crew on Friday night. He tells Riddle if he can beat Otis tonight he can put the broadcasting jacket back on.
Big E, Owens and Rollins are backstage with Pearce and Deville. Seth is complaining and the suits are trying to reason with them. They say KO will be up first and he isn’t pleased. Rollins will be second and they bicker before walking off. Big E says he doesn’t care how many opponents he has at Day 1, he will still be WWE Champion.
The match gets underway and Otis slings Riddle across the ring. Riddle turns Otis into the corner nd kicks his chest over-and-over. Riddle connects with a running forearm but when he attempts a second Otis body blocks him. Otis throws Riddle outside and Gable walks towards him but Orton comes around and stares him down.
Otis gets out of the ring and hits Riddle before putting him back inside. Otis gets on the apron and Riddle kicks him off. Riddle looks for a running kick on the apron but Otis catches it and grabs him, then runs him into the barricade. Orton goes to check on Riddle as Otis and Gable walk away.
We’re back live and Otis is still in control of Riddle. Otis gets Riddle on the top rope but gets kicked back. Riddle jumps at Otis but gets caught, then slides off the back and lands a series of kicks. Riddle hits a springboard kick and the big man still won’t fall. Riddle hits an elbow, then a floating bro and he goes down! Riddle wants an RKO but Otis hits a pop-up body-slam for the win!
Orton rushes into the ring after the match and grabs Otis but he shoves him off and Orton instantly RKO’s an incoming Gable! Orton goes for Otis again but gets caught with a spinning back elbow. Otis and Gable leave together.
The match gets underway and Doudrop forces Bianca back with a lock-up. Belair tries to use her speed and mocks Doudrop, who can’t land a punch. Belair leap-frogs Doudrop and spanks herself. Bianca dodges some clotheslines and dropkicks Doudrop. She wants an exploder suplex but Doudrop’s too heavy and she counters with a body slam.
Doudrop backs Bianca into the corner and splashes her a few times. Bianca tries to punch her way out of the corner but Doudrop clocks her with a forearm. Doudrop runs into a boot, then Belair jumps up for a hurricanrana but Doudrop botches it and winds-up on the apron. Doudrop avoids a handspring and knocks Belair down, then jumps through the ropes with an elbow drop.
Back live and Belair sends Doudrop into the ropes but gets caught with an elbow and body-slammed. Doudrop lifts Belair by the hair and clubs her down. Belair blocks a slap and punches Doudrop, only to get caught with a back suplex. Doudrop covers for a two-count.
Doudrop is getting frustrated and drags Bianca to the corner. Doudrop slowly climbs the ropes, looking for a Vader Bomb, but Bianca jumps up and powerbombs her! Bianca then goes to the top rope and hits an incredible 450 splash for the win!
Belair makes her way up the ramp after the match and pauses to swing her hair for a weird amount of time. Doudrop eventually runs back out and attacks her. Doudrop taunts the crowd.
Kevin Owens is interviewed backstage. He’s asked for a word and he says “trash”. The situation is trash. Lashley getting this opportunity is trash. The city they’re in is trash. But what’s not trash is that he has an opportunity now to put an end to this whole thing.
The announcers discuss WWE’s newest development system, ‘Next In Line’ (NIL), which resulted in 15 new signees out of colleges across the U.S. Then Gable Steveson is shown in the crowd wearing his Olympic gold medal. Bobby Lashley and MVP make heir entrance and MVP stops to shake hands with Steveson.
Owens attacks Lashley from behind as he’s talking to MVP. Lashley quickly turns things around and punches KO in the corner. Lashley hits a stalling vertical suplex, then runs at Owens but gets sent over the ropes. Owens snaps Lashley’s neck on the ropes and he tumbles to the floor. Owens attempts a senton off the apron but Lashley sidesteps and he crashes. Lashley runs around the ring and shoulder tackles Owens and puts him back in the ring.
Owens sends Lashley into the bukcles and hits a running cannonball, then drags him back for a senton and a two-count. We see Rollins watching backstage, then it cuts to Big E and he’s basically standing with his back turned to the monitor taking fake notes without looking. Meanwhile in the ring, Owens hits a missile dropkick for a two-count. Owens chops Lashley in the corner but it just pisses him off. Bobby Irish whips Owens hard into the buckles and he flips upside down.
Lashley hits shoulder tackles and a neckbreaker. Lashley just about gets KO up for a Dominator, then looks for the Hurt Lock but Owens rolls him up for two. Owens attempts a Stunner but Lashley shoves him away, then hits a spinebuster. Lashley waits for KO to get up, then grabs him for the Hurt Lock but Owens taps before it even gets locked in.
Backstage, Sonya Deville tells an irate Seth Rollins that he has to face Lashley after the break.
We see a replay of last Monday when Liv Morgan attempted to live her dream and become the RAW Women’s Champion but Becky Lynch cheated to beat her. Lynch makes her entrance.
Becky Lynch is in the ring and she says last week was a big night for Liv. But she’s still standing here as the RAW Women’s Champion, like she said she would be. Becky says, in the off-chance Liv had beat her, the fans would have found every reason to doubt her. They don’t know what they want. She says they wanted her back, they chanted for her, and then she came back and booed her.
She says the fans don’t understand how good she is or what she’s done for the industry; she’s broke the gender-norms, left at her peak, had a baby, and came back even better. She shows a photo of the little girl from last week who looked very disappointed after the match and said people need to get used to her being Champion. Liv comes out and says the fans are sick of listening to her broken record.
Morgan says the fans wouldn’t doubt her, the only person who doubts her is Becky. And her doubting her is why she had to cheat to win last week. Liv then shows a photo of Becky holding the ropes to win. Liv says Becky calls herself the best but the only thing she’s the best at is cheating. Liv says she cried after her match last week but she did so because she’s human. She was disappointed. But she snapped out of it because she knows she can beat Becky.
Liv says losing wasn’t embarassing because she knows it isn’t over. She’ll fight to win the title for people like that little girl. And if Becky is really “Big Time Becks”, she’ll accept a rematch for Day 1. Becky laughs and says she didn’t hold the ropes because she had to, she did it because it was easy. She tells Liv to blame herself for not being ready for the big time. She should have expected that. She proved she doesn’t have the killer instinct. She did the same thing she always does: nothing.
Morgan rushes the ring and attacks Becky. Liv knees her and hits an enziguiri, then chases Becky outside but gets run into the steel steps. Lynch puts Liv’s hand inside the steps and stomps her arm, then kicks the steps. Referees run down to try and stop Becky. Lynch grabs a microphone and says it seems Liv has gone and injured herself. She says she can have a title shot but she’s going home to train, hang out with her “hot husband” and her baby, and Liv should get some ice.
AJ Styles is interviwed backstage and he says he and Omos have been a formidable team. He’s not ready to give up on them. Things went badly last week but that’s on him. When he found Omos it wasn’t about boosting his own career, it was about giving back. The more time he spent with Omos, the more he wants him to succeed. Omos appears and puts an arm around AJ, then asks if they’re good. AJ says they’re golden and they walk off.
We see Dana Brooke and Reggie walking around a town earlier today. Reggie asks Dana on a date for some hot chocolate. She agrees and then R-Truth and Akira Tozawa appear disguised as a tree and a snowman. Reggie holds them off while Dana runs away. Dana runs into Tamina who grabs her. She fights off and both her and Reggie flip over a snow bank and disappear. Tamina yells at Truth and Tozawa to stay out of her way.
We start with Roode and Priest and Bobby backs him into the corner and unloads with right hands. Priest prevents the tag to Ziggler and looks to tag Finn but Roode knocks him off the apron. Priest ducks a lariat and htis a leg lariat. Ziggler runs in but Priest clocks him and hits a flapjack. Priest hits a back elbow to Dolph, then boots Rodde off the apron. Ziggler is then thrown over the ropes and Priest jumps off the steps onto both.
We return to see Balor and Dolph tag in. Finn runs over Dolph with forearms and knocks Roode off the apron. Balor hits Dolph in the corner, then lands a spinning elbow drop DDT. Roode and Priest brawl on the floor and Bobby catches him with a spinebuster. Balor knocks Dolph out of the ring, then dives over the ropes onto both the Dawgs!
Balor gets Ziggler back inside and hits the shotgun dropkick, then goes up top but Austin Theory appears on the apron and takes a selfie. Balor jumps off the ropes and clotheslines Theory. Ziggler takes advantage and hits the ZigZag for the pinfall!
After the match, Theory gets in the ring and takes some selfies with a downed Balor until Priest runs in and he bails.
Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H are backstage. Nikki says Rhea can beat Queen Zelina tonight. Nikki says Rhea can get the job done… unlike her. She says she’s barely eaten or slept in a week because she feels so bad about letting Ripley down last week. Ripley says Nikki changed her style, faced down seven other women and won the Money In The Bank briefcase, then became Women’s Champion and beat Charlotte Flair one-on-one. That’s something she hasn’t been able to do. She tells Nikki she wants the superhero back.
Zelina rolls under a lock-up and poses, but Ripley wipes her out with a dropkick. Ripley lifts Zelina above her head and drops her. Carmella gets on the apron but Nikki yanks her off. Carmella rolls into the ring and Nikki chases after but gets dropped right as Ripley wants the Riptide. Rhea lets go and chases Carmella out of the ring, then Zelina rolls her up for the win!
Rollins is backstage, strategizing but Kevin Owens appears. Rollins yells and Owens tells him to calm down, watch his blood pressure. Owens offers to go out with Rollins and have his back, that way they can ensure Lashley doesn’t win. Rollins says there’s no way because he watched KO tap out before he even got in the Hurt Lock. Owens says of course he did, nobody escapes that move and he’d rather be fresh for the PPV. Rollins refuses the help and says he can do it by himself.
The bell rings and Rollins grabs a headlock. Lashley lifts him up and slams him down. Rollins rolls from the ring but Lashley goes after him, only to get shoved into the ring post. Rollins gets Lashley back inside and his a couple of discus forearms to the back of the head. Just like in the Owens match, we see Big E watching on a monitor and he’s taking copious notes and throwing them away. Lashley hits Seth with a couple of belly-to-belly supelxes and he rolls out. Owens runs down and attacks Rollins, causing Lashley the match!
Rollins celebrates once he realises what happened. Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce come out and the fans start booing. They say it can’t go down like this and the match will be restarted. Owens and Rollins don’t want it and neither do the fans.
Rollins turns around and Lashley spears him for the pinfall.
We see Vince McMahon backstage with Apollo Crews and Austin Theory barges in. Theory shows him his selfies with Balor and asks if he’s impressed. McMahon asks if he’s supposed to be impressed. He says him and Theory aren’t friends, he has no friends, and he still hasn’t impressed him. Theory is lost for words and Vince says he’ll have to use one of his most deadly weapons. Vince pulls out a pencil and Theory flinches as if it’s a gun. McMahon says the eraser is the important part and Theory is as confused as we are.
Maryse is in the ring for a new edition of Miz TV. She says she can tell from the fans expressions that they’re not used to seeing a women like her. She then introduces the “most awesome human being on the planet”: her husband. The Miz comes to the ring – he’ll be facing Edge at Day 1 on January 1st. The Miz says only Maryse could make a cold Minnesota night feel like paradise.
Miz says he would like to formally endorse the first inductee in the 2022 Hall of Fame and he doesn’t offer this lightly. This person’s work will be revered and studied for years, and he will be the most must-see inductee of all-time. Miz sends us to a video package, advocating for himself to be in the Hall of Fame. Miz raises a toast to beating Edge and seding him into retirement again, which will cement his legacy.
Edge makes his entrance to a big pop and the fans chant for him. Edge says sometimes the squeaky wheel doesn’t get the grease, it just squeaks endlessly. Miz tells him to stop saying squeak because it’s annoying but Edge says that’s how everyone feels when he opens his mouth. Edge says Miz would get a Hall of Fame spot and adulation he deserves if he just shut his mouth. Edge says he’s seen it all before and Miz is just running his mouth because he’s afraid.
Miz laughs and says he’s not afraid of old man Edge, young Edge sure, but not this guy. Edge says Miz has been told he’s not good enough so much that he seems to believe it himself, so he overcompensates by being an egotistical jack-off. Edge knows Miz is a future Hall of Famer, so he’s not taking him lightly, but he has to teach him a lesson. Miz said Edge didn’t help him anything in 2006, so he’ll teach him something at Day 1: he’s going to knock the stupid look off his face.
Miz attacks and unloads but Edge turns it around and hits an Edgecution. Edge goes to the corner and wants a spear but Miz pulls Maryse in front of him and Edge stops. Miz then kicks Edge away and hits Skull Crushing Finale. Miz grabs Maryse and poses with her but she yanks her arm away. She complains about Miz using her as a human shielf but he argues with her. Maryse slaps him in the face and storms off!
Big E is approached by Owens and Rollins backstage and the clap, chanting “Big E rocks!” Big E says he doesn’t need them to beat Bobby Lashley and if they want this match to remain a Triple Threat, they’ll stay out of it. They attempt to argue but Big E tells them to shut up and walks off.
Big E takes the fight to Big E right out the gate. Lashley rolls out of the ring and Big E goes out and lifts the apron to get a table. Before he can get it set up, Lashley attacks him and sends him into the barricade. Lashley puts Big E in the ring and MVP slides the table back under the ring, much to the annoyance of the fans. Lashle runs at Big E and gets caught with a urinage for a two-count.
Big E goes back out and gets the table and slides it into the ring, then sets it up in the corner. Big E lifts Lashley but the All Mighty slides off and hits an STO for a two-count. Lashley goes out and gets a chair. Back inside, Lashley wedges the chair between the turnbuckles but Big E grabs him for a few belly-to-belly suplexes. Big E misses a big splash but manages to run Lashley head-first into the chair in the corner. Lashley tumbles to the floor as we head to the break.
We’re back and Lashley is trying to suplex Big E through a table but Big e reverses the suplex. Big E drags Lashley under the bottom rope and clubs him with forearms, then hits the big splash on the apron. Lashley lifts Big E up and he struggles – inadvertently kicking a cameraman – but eventually gets run into the ring post.
Lashley pulls another table out and MVP does the same. Lashley sets one up beside the ring on the ramp side, then gets on the apron. Big E punches Lashley, trying to knock him off and through the table but he holds onto the rope. Big E hits the ropes and wants to tackle him through the ropes but Lashley knees him back. Lashley gets inside and hits Big E with a spinebuster through a table but he kicks out!
Back live and Lashley is beating Big E around ringside but he gets sent into the steel steps. Big E removes the top of the steel steps and body slams Lashley on the edge of the step. Back inside the ring, Big E wants a Big Ending but Lashley slides off and tries to grab the Hurt Lock. Big E rolls him off and Lashley hits a spear!
Lashley crawls to make the over but out comes Owens and Rollins and they attack Lashley. Big E gets back to his feet and fights the two of them but they beat him down. Lashley comes back and evens the odds. Owens evens the odds and takes Big E outside and beats him around ringside. He wants to powerbomb Big E through the table but Big E counters with a urinage through it.
Meanwhile in the ring, Lashley spears Rollins through a table in the corner. With Owens and Rollins back out of the match, Big E gets in the ring and waits for Lashley to get to his feet. He tells him it’s time to settle it, one-on-one, but MVP rolls in and attacks Big E with his cane! Lashley then takes advantage with a spear and scores the pinfall!
The All Mighty won three matches in one night and has officially been added to the WWE Championship match at Day 1. Lashley poses in the ring with MVP to end the show.
That’s it for this week’s RAW, let us know what you thought of the show and we’ll see you back here tomorrow night for NXT. Until next time, stay safe.