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It should be a big night as WWE continues its build toward January 28th’s Royal Rumble event. They have a bit of time to tell those stories, so it will be interesting to see what they do this week.


Tonight’s episode of Monday Night RAW promises an exciting night of action. We will find out who will be Bianca Belair’s next challenger. We will also get to see who will be Austin Theory’s next challenger for the United States Championship. The match card is as follows:

  • Candace LeRae vs. IYO SKY
  • RAW Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Alexa Bliss vs Asuka
  • United States Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley

WWE RAW Opener:

The opening package for the show airs.

The commentators welcome the audience to the show.

RAW WOmen’s Championship #1 Contender’s match: Alexa Bliss vs Bayley

Damage CTRL’s music plays and the group walks out to the ring. Becky Lynch attacked IYO and Kai before the match started. She sends both of them into the crowd and chases them with a steel chair. Alexa Bliss’ theme song hits and she walks out to the ring. Bianca Belair’s music plays next and she also walks out.

The match begins with Bayley attacking Bliss in the corner. Bliss fights back with a sunset flip on Bayley. Bayley rolls outside the ring.

Bayley attacks Bliss and hits the suplex. Cover! 1..2…kick out. Bliss fights back with a shoulder tackle and attacks her viciously. Bliss hits the double knees to the midsection. Cover! 1..2..kick out.

Bayley sends Bliss into the ring post.

*Commercial break*

Bayley works Alexa Bliss. She attacks Bliss in the corner. Cover! 1..2…kick out. Bliss fights back and goes for double knees but misses and Bayley with a blow to the back of Bliss’ head.

Bayley sets Bliss up but Bliss hits the hurricanrana. Bliss with a rollup but no pinfall. Bayley with a clothesline. She picks up Bliss and slams her. Cover! 1..2..kick out. Bliss rolls outside the ring. Bayley drags her to the apron but Bliss hangs her on the second rope. Bayley runs into the barricade and Bliss kicks her in the head.

She gets on the apron and dives onto Bayley. She sends her in the ring. Cover! 1…2..kick out. Bliss hits the DDT. Cover! 1..2…kick out. Alexa climbs the top rope but is stopped by Bayley who is pushed off. Bliss goes for a sunset flip but Bayley slams her into the turnbuckle. Cover! 1….2….kick out.

Bayley with Bayley to Belly. Cover! 1..2…kick out. Bayley exposes the turnbuckle. Belair distracts Bayley and Alex sends her outside. Bayley goes to punch Bliss but she ducks and Belair catches. Bayley attacks Bliss and sends her into the ring. Bayley and Belair argue. She gets back in the ring but Bliss dropkicks Bayley. She then climbs the top rope and hits Twisted Bliss for the win.

Winner: Alexa Bliss

After the match, Bianca Belair and Alexa Bliss hug, and then Bliss teases Sister Abigail and then snaps out of it.

Byron Saxton interviews Alpha Academy who says he sees right through Byron Saxton. He calls Angle a dinosaur who isn’t good enough to be in the ring with the, They are interrupted by The O.C. Gable asks them why they are laughing. AJ says they are laughing at a video of Gable from SmackDown.

Gable calls Styles a fossil. Styles challenges Gable to a match.

*Commercial break*

AJ Styles vs. Chad Gable

The O.C.’s theme music plays and the group walks out to the ring. Chad Gable’s theme song plays next and he comes out with Otis.

The match starts and Gable takes down Styles and wrestles him. He allows Styles to get back up. Styles sends him to the rope and hits the dropkick. Styles with a backbreaker.

Gable fights back with chops. Styles sends Gable outside but Otis catches him. Styles goes for running knee by Gable catches him and plants him on the apron before sending him into the steel steps.

*Commercial break*

Gable attempts the superplex but Styles slips out and trips him. He then hits multiple clotheslines. Styles with a splash in the corner and a backbreaker. Cover! 1..2…kick out.

Gable hits the German suplex. He goes for the third German Suplex but Styles counters with a Pele kick. Styles goes for a clothesline but Gable reverses with a German Suplex.

AJ goes for the calf crusher but Gable reverses it into the Ankle Lock. Styles reverse it into the calf crusher but Gable rolls into the ankle lock. Styles escapes but Gable hits the Northern Lights Suplex. Cover! 1…2…kick out.

Gable climbs the top rope and goes for moonsault but misses and Styles hits the Styles Clash for the win.

Winner: AJ Styles

Backstage, Gargano and Lumis discuss what to do with their money. Candace tells them they have everything they need and it’s time for giving. Gargano tells Lumis to grab the cash and follow him.

The Judgment Day vs. The Street Profits & Akira Tozawa

The Judgment Day’s theme song plays and the group walks out to the ring.

*Commercial break*

Cathy Kelley interviews Street Profits and Akira Tozawa. Ford says he came to Akira’s aid because he is a part ninja. Dawkins says they run things, not The Judgment Day. They all scream as The Street Profits theme song plays and they walk out to the ring.

The match starts with Damian Priest and Angelo Dawkins. Dawkins dropkicks Priest. Priest with a right hand. Priest tags in Dominik who attacks Dawkins. He tags out.

Tozawa kicks Balor’s chest. Balor attacks Akira in the corner. Akira sends Balor outside and hits the rope but is distracted by Priest as Balor attacks him from behind. The Judgment Day pose in their corner.

*Commercial break*

Ford kicks Priest and goes for the clothesline but no effect. Ford hits the running blockbuster. He takes out all of Judgment Day but Priest launches him over the announcer’s table. Ford gets back in ring and Priest hits the clothesline. Cover! 1..2..kick out.

He tags out and Dominik continues to work Ford. Dominik hits the suplex and tags out as Finn attacks Ford. Ford tags in Dawkins but the official didn’t see.

Balor tags in Priest who attacks Ford in the corner and they all tag in and out and attack Ford. Cover! 1…2..kick out.

Ford tags in Dawkins who attacks all of Judgment Day. He splashes on Balor and hits the neckbreaker. Cover! 1…2…Dominik breaks it up. He picks up Balor but Finn plants him with a reverse DDT. Both men tag out and Akira attack Dominik.

Tozawa with a dropkick. Ford takes out Balor but is taken out by Priest who hits the South of Heaven on Street Profits. Akira sends him outside. He sends Dominik outside and dives onto him, Akira hits the DDT on Balor and Dominik. He climbs the rope but Priest stops him and plants him to the mat as Dominik pins him.

Winner: The Judgment Day

Gargano and Lumis buy all the merchandise backstage and they want to spread holiday cheer. He takes on the merchandise and they head to the ring.

*Commercial break*

Gargano and Lumis come out to the arena and wishes the crowd. He says they have so much to be grateful for. Lumis distributes the merchandise into the crowd. Gargano says he wanted to give back to the WWE Universe. They continue to distribute the goodies into the crowd. They are attacked by Miz from behind who escapes with the money bag but he is stopped by Adam Pierce who orders Miz to go back and return Dexter’s money.

Gargano asks Miz to get in the ring. He asks Miz to give Dexter his money back. Miz says this is his money. Dexter leaves to get an axe but Pierce stops him and orders Miz to give him his money. Miz says he will do anything to keep the money including earn it back with a match. Gargano whispers something Dexter’s ears and tells Miz that Dexter will give him a chance to win back his money in a ladder match for double or nothing.

Miz says he is broke but Gargano isn’t buying it. He tells Miz to ask Maryse for more money for a ladder. Miz says he will get the money. Gargano says that Miz will have to help them give away the goodies dressed as Santa’s little elf and he takes the bag from Miz. Miz distributes the money in anger.

*Commercial break*

Candace LeRae vs. IYO SKY

Damage CTRL’s music plays and the group walks out to the ring. Candace LeRae’s music plays next and she comes out to the ring.

The match begins and Candace takes down IYO and hits the senton. Cover! 1..2..kick out. He hits the enzuigiri. IYO fights back with a flapjack and goes to work on Candace.

She sends Candace outside the ring and goes to attack her but LeRae with a neckbreaker on the second rope.

*Commercial break*

IYO continues to work Candace. Candace fights back with strikes. Candace with a clothesline and attacks her in the corner. She then hits the tornado DDT. Cover! 1..2..kick out. She climbs the top rope but is dropkicked to the outside by SKY. IYO goes for sunset flip but stops her and hits the poisonrana. She sends IYO in the ring. Cover! 1..2…kick out.

IYO with a strike and follows it with a bridging German suplex but no pinfall. IYO climbs the top rope but is stopped and LeRae goes for a swinging neckbreaker but is knocked down and SKY hits the moonsault for the win.

Winner: IYO SKY

Cathey Kelley interviews Kevin Owens backstage who says Solo is a dangerous man. He in interrupted by Elias who asks if he can count on Owens to be in his corner tonight.

Owens says he hasn’t forgotten about the torture he was put through. He says last time, Elias smashed him with a guitar. Elias says let’s focus on tonight and says he needs him. Owens walks away speechless.

*Commercial break*

Elias vs. Solo Sikoa

Elias is in the ring. He introduces himself and plays the guitar. He thanks the crowd for showing up. He says he has a match against Sikoa but he wanted to honor Riddle first.

He says that it was Riddle’s dream to perform with him and he wanted to do something special. He says he misses Riddle. He says he found lyrics that Riddle had written specifically for them to play.

Elias then strums the guitar and sings Riddle’s song. Solo Sikoa interrupts him and he comes out with Sami Zayn.

The match starts and Elias attacks Sikoa. But Solo fights back with strikes and headbutts. Sikoa with an elbow to Elias. He goes to work on Sikoa. Sikoa sent outside by Elias. Sikoa takes a steel chair but he is stopped by Sami

*Commercial break*

Sikoa with a Samoan drop. Cover! 1..2..kick out. Sikoa dives off the second rope but misses. Elias fights back with strikes and chops in the corner. He hits the splash in the corner and follows it with a spinebuster.

Elias with a jumping knee and a neckbreaker. Cover! 1..2..kick out. Zayn distracts Elias and Sikoa tries to take advantage. Elias sent to the apron and Sikoa hits the superkick. He brings him in the ring and hits the spinning Solo for the win.

Winner: Elias

After the match, Sikoa attacks Elias viciously. Zayn picks him up and Solo hits the Samoan spike. Sikoa goes to bring a steel chair. He attacks Elias with the chair and places it around his neck. Owens comes to the ring and stuns Sikoa. He takes the chair from around Elias’ neck and dares Sikoa to get in the ring.

Kevin Owens stuns Elias.

Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley

Asuka’s theme song plays first and she walks out to the ring.

*Commercial break*

Rhea Ripley’s theme music plays and she comes out with Dominik Mysterio.

Asuka with vicious strikes. She dropkicks Ripley and continues to attack her. Asuka slammed to the mat. Ripley goes to work on Asuka. Asuka goes for the armbar but Ripley gets to the rope.

Ripley brings Asuka to the apron. Asuka with a hip attack and double knees to the jaw.

*Commercial break*

Ripley continues to work Asuka. Asuka fights back but not enough. Ripley goes back to work on Asuka. Both women exchange kicks knocking each other down. Asuka fights back with strikes and knocks her down. Cover! 1.2…kick out.

Ripley on the apron. Asuka with a hip attack. Dominik gets in Asuka’s way and distracts her allowing Ripley to attack her. She then goes for riptide but Asuka goes for Asuka lock. But Dominik helps put her foot on the rope. Asuka with the mist to Domonik. Rhea attacks Asuka from behind and hits riptide for the win.

Winner: Rhea Ripley

Bobby Lashley is shown warming up backstage

*Commercial break*

Dominik is backstage in pain and his stablemates try to calm him down.

Dolph Ziggler cuts a promo backstage telling Austin Theory what the US Championship means to him and everybody else. He then tells Theory to do the work or he won’t be worthy of the title.

United States Championship #1 Contender’s Match: Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins

Bobby Lashley’s music hit and he walks out to the ring.

*Commercial break*

Seth Rollins’ music plays and he comes out to the ring.

Bobby Lashley starts by attacking Rollins. Rollins fights back but is knocked down by Lashley. Rollins sent outside. Lashley sends Rollins into the barricade. He picks up Rollins but is sent into the post. Rollins with a flying knee. He sends Lashley back into the ring.

Lashley slams Rollins into the steps as Theory looks on backstage.

*Commercial break*

Lashley attacks Rollins in the corner and hits the neckbreaker. Lashley hits the suplex. Lashley sets Rollins up in the corner. Rollins bites Lashley sending him to the mat. He hits the crossbody. Cover! 1……2…kick out.

Lashley sent to the outside. He hits the suicide dive a couple of times. He hits the superkick and hits the falcon arrow. Cover! 1..2..kick out. Lashley rolls out of the ring. Lashley picks up Rollins and slams him into the post.

He goes for the Spear but Rollins rolls him up and hits the spear. Cover! 1..2..kick out. He then hits the frog splash. Cover! 1..2..kick out. Rollins goes for Stomp but blocked and Lashley hits the powerslam. Lashley locks in the Hurt Lock and the referee is knocked out of the ring.

Lashley spears Rollins. Cover! 1…2…kick out. He goes for the spear again but Rollins counters into the pedigree for the win.

Winner: Seth Rollins

After the match, Bobby Lashley attacks the referee. Adam Pierce comes out and argues with Lashley. Pierce fires Lashley.

This ends our live coverage of WWE RAW

Sunil Joseph

Passionate pro wrestling fan. Sunil has been writing WWE content writing for over the last five years. Sunil still gets excited when he gets to tell people that he gets paid to watch pro wrestling.

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