WWE Raw Results (12/23/19): Seth Rollins vs. Rey Mysterio

December 23, 2019
Wells Fargo Arena
Des Moines, Iowa

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Transcription by Josh Lopez 

Kevin Owens & Mojo Rawley Segment 

Kevin Owens: You’re gonna have to bare with me because there’s a lot on my mind and I have a lot to say about a lot of people. First of all ….

Mojo Rawley: First of all, the first thing out of your mouth better be an explanation for that nonsense with the steel pipe.

Kevin Owens: Well, I hate to disappoint you, but not only was that not going to be the first thing out of mouth, I wasn’t even going to talk about that at all.

Mojo Rawley: So funny. Real funny man. See you need a reality check.

Kevin Owens: Do I?

Mojo Rawley: You want to know what your problem is?

Kevin Owens: I hate to stop you there, but I think I have more than just one problem. By my estimation, I have at least seven. You know what Mojo? Since you’re out here and I know you’re a smart guy, right. I always hear you talk about the NBA, you have, whatever that is. It seems like something smart people have. If you want to analyze what my biggest problem might be, i’m all ears, but please can you do it quick because you and I actually have a No Disqualification Match up next and I can’t wait to kick your ass again.

Mojo Rawley: Yea cheer for him. You got them twisted, but you don’t have me twisted. You ain’t a tough guy. Now, like I said before, everyone is tough with a steel pipe in their hands, pretty boy. So tonight, we’re gonna help you out. It’s gonna be Mojo Rawley vs. Kevin Owens in a No Disqualification Match.

Kevin Owens: I just said that.

Mojo Rawley: Except for you, it ain’t gonna be a Merry Christmas afterwards, Kev. Nah, it ain’t gonna be you and your wife and your little kids huddle around the Christmas Tree opening up presents together.

Kevin Owens: If you’re done talking, let’s get to it. I think these people agree, shall we.

First Match: Kevin Owens vs. Mojo Rawley in a No Disqualification Match 

Owens ducks a clothesline from Rawley. Owens with forearm shivers. Rawley drives his knee into the midsection of Owens. Owens scores the elbow knockdown. Owens with a Flying Cannonball Senton off the ring apron. Owens throws Rawley into the ringside barricade. Owens is fired up. Owens launches multiple chairs into the ring. Owens sets up a table. Rawley attacks Owens from behind with the steel chair.

Rawley pushes the table out of the ring. Owens decks Rawley with a back elbow smash. Rawley dumps Owens chest first on a pile of chairs for a two count. Rawley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Rawley talks smack to Owens. Rawley sets up a chair contraption. Rawley is choking Owens with the chair in the corner. Rawley calls Owens a clown. Rawley puts Owens on the top turnbuckle. Rawley goes for The SuperPlex, but Owens blocks it.

Owens with Two HeadButts. Owens rakes the eyes of Rawley. Rawley throws Owens into the chair contraption for a two count. Rawley goes for The Running Haymaker, but Owens counters with a SuperKick. Owens lands The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Iowa will get their precious tables. Owens fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Owens connects with The Stunner. Owens plants Rawley with The Pop Up PowerBomb through the table to pickup the victory.

Winner: Kevin Owens via Pinfall 

Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins and The AOP Segment 

Second Match: Bobby Lashley w/Lana vs. Cedric Alexander 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lashley applies a wrist lock. Alexander reverses the hold. Alexander transitions into a side headlock. Lashley dumps Alexander face first on the canvas. Stalemate in the corner. Lashley with two haymakers. Alexander dives over Lashley. Alexander ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Alexander with a straight right hand. Lashley is pissed. Alexander blocks a boot from Lashley. Alexander with a Discus Elbow Smash. Lashley drops down on the canvas. Lashley leapfrogs over Alexander. Alexander with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Alexander dropkicks Lashley to the floor. Alexander nails Lashley with The Hook Kick. Alexander follows that with a MoonSault off the ring apron. Lana stops Alexander in his tracks. Who the hell does Alexander think he is?

Lana gloats about her upcoming wedding. Lana calls herself the smartest women in the world. Alexander unloads two knife edge chops. Alexander with a forearm smash. Lashley reverses out of the irish whip from Alexander. Alexander skins the cat. Alexander with an Apron Enzuigiri. Alexander hits The PK. Alexander continues to tee off on Lashley. Lashley sucker punches Alexander. Alexander dropkicks Lashley. Alexander kicks Lashley in the face. Alexander goes for a SlingShot FlatLiner, but Lashley blocks it. Lashley with an Inside Out Lariat. Lashley stands on Alexander’s chest. Lashley with a Corner Spear. Lashley follows that with a Swinging NeckBreaker for a two count.

Lashley applies a rear chin lock. Alexander gets back to a vertical base. Lashley connects with The FlatLiner for a two count. Lashley bodyslams Alexander. Lashley blows a kiss to the crowd. Lashley flexes his muscles. Alexander dropkicks Lashley off the second rope. Alexander side steps Lashley into the turnbuckles. Alexander with a Desperation Enzuigiri. Alexander with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Alexander lands The Suicide Dive. Alexander follows that with a SomerSault Plancha. Alexander rolls Lashley back into the ring. Alexander hits The Neuralyzer for a two count. Alexander repeatedly kicks Lashley in the chest. Alexander goes for a Spinning DDT, but Lashley counters with The Dominator. Lashley prepares for The Spear. Alexander dropkicks the left knee of Lashley. Alexander with a Running Dropkick. Alexander dives over Lashley. Lashley ChokeSlams Alexander. Lashley Spears Alexander to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

Third Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Zack Ryder w/Curt Hawkins 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. McIntyre pie faces Ryder. McIntyre tells Ryder to bring it. Quick shoving contest. McIntyre slaps Ryder in the face. McIntyre with clubbing blows to Ryder’s back. McIntyre repeatedly stomps on Ryder’s back. Ryder dumps McIntyre out of the ring. Ryder with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. McIntyre clotheslines Ryder on the floor. McIntyre repeatedly drives Ryder back first into the ringside barricade. McIntyre tosses Ryder back into the ring. McIntyre with an OverHead Toss. Ryder decks McIntyre with a JawBreaker.

Ryder kicks McIntyre in the chest. Ryder with forearm shivers. McIntyre drops Ryder with a forearm smash. Ryder with a Jumping Knee Strike. Ryder goes for a Missile Dropkick, but McIntyre counters with a PowerBomb. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick to pickup the victory. After the match, McIntyre dumps Hawkins out of the ring. McIntyre plants Ryder with The Future Shock DDT. Hawkins is throwing haymakers at McIntyre. McIntyre HeadButts Hawkins. McIntyre delivers another ClayMore Kick.

Winner: Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

Becky Lynch & Asuka Segment

Becky Lynch: I’ve had some things on my mind lately. Some of it I address last week. Since the birth of The Man, if it’s one thing that I have learned is that, I do so much better when I take things into my own hands around here. So that is exactly what I am out here to do. Now, I have become the face of this company and this company is trying to save and protect me, well I don’t give a damn what this company wants. I’ve said quiet for too long.

The Man vs. Asuka needs to happen next and I am not taking no for an answer. Now I am willing to go to some deep dark places in myself just to remind myself who I truly am. And Asuka, in case you’ve forgotten who you are, let me remind you that you’re the one woman to ever beat the man fair and square. So, The Man has come around to collect on one last debt, so what do you say Asuka?

Asuka: Becky, do you remember TLC? We are the champions. Asuka 2 Belts.

Becky Lynch: Asuka 2 Belts? So it’s gonna take putting this (title) on the line to face you? If that’s what it take, name the time and place. In case you didn’t understand that, let me put it in words that you can understand … Becky delivers an insult in Japanese.

Fourth Match: Aleister Black vs. Deonn Rusman 

Black takes out the legs of Rusman. Black kicks Rusman in the chest. Black with a Jumping Knee Strike. Black connects with The Black Mass to pickup the victory.

Winner: Aleister Black via Pinfall 

Fifth Match: Buddy Murphy vs. Joeasa 

Murphy wants Joeasa to shake his hand. Joeasa obliges. Murphy drops Joeasa with The V-Trigger. Murphy mocks Black. Murphy plants Joeasa with The Murphy’s Law to pickup the victory.

Winner: Buddy Murphy via Pinfall 

Sixth Match: Ricochet vs. Tony Nese 

Ricochet rolls Nese over for a one count. Ricochet applies a side headlock. Nice Aerial Display. Ricochet blocks the thrust kick from Nese. Ricochet kicks Nese in the gut. Ricochet with a knife edge chop. Nese reverses out of the irish whip from Ricochet. Ricochet slips over Nese. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Nese. Ricochet with a HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet dropkicks Nese for a one count. Nese nails Ricochet with a palm strike. Nese with a Running Bulldog across the top rope. Nese follows that with a SpringBoard MoonSault for a two count.

Nese with clubbing crossfaces. Nese applies a BodyScissors Hold. Ricochet with heavy bodyshots. Ricochet with Two Running Forearm Smashes. Ricochet with a Hurricanrana. Ricochet rams his shoulders into the midsection of Nese. Ricochet kicks Nese in the face. Ricochet goes for a SpringBoard Clothesline, but Nese counters with a Roll Through Palm Strike. Nese goes for The Running Nese, but Ricochet counters with The SuperKick. Ricochet plants Nese with The Recoil to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ricochet via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Charlotte Flair vs. Chelsea Green 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Charlotte backs Green into the turnbuckles. The referee calls for a clean break. Charlotte locks up in the center of the ring. Charlotte brings Green down to the mat. Charlotte nips up. Charlotte applies a wrist lock. Green grabs the top rope to force the break. Green shoves Charlotte. Charlotte slaps Green in the face. Charlotte repeatedly stomps on Greens chest. Green kicks the left knee of Charlotte. Green with a Bow and Arrow Stomp into the middle turnbuckle pad for a one count. Green punches Charlotte in the back.

Green with a Basement Dropkick. Green puts her leg on the back of Charlotte’s neck. Green hooks the leg for a one count. Green applies a rear chin lock. Charlotte gets back to a vertical base. Charlotte is trying to create separation. Charlotte unloads five knife edge chops. Charlotte goes for an Exploder Suplex, but Green lands back on her feet. Standing Switch Exchange. Green decks Charlotte with a back elbow smash. Charlotte responds with The Big Boot. Charlotte makes Green tap out to The Figure Eight.

Winner: Charlotte Flair via Submission 

Liv Morgan Promo 

Eight Match: Randy Orton & The Viking Raiders vs. The OC in a 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Ivar and Karl Anderson will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Anderson applies a side headlock. Ivar launches Anderson to the corner. Anderson grabs another side headlock. Anderson fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Anderson goes for an O’Connor Roll, but Ivar holds onto the ropes. Ivar drops Anderson with a shoulder tackle. Ivar tags in Erik. Erik with a double leg takedown. Erik with a DeadLift Face Slam. Erik stares at The OC. Viking Raiders are double teaming Anderson. Stereo Knee Lifts for a two count. Anderson kicks Ivar in the gut. Ivar with a straight right hand. Ivar with an elbow smash. Anderson is trying to create separation.

Erik tags himself. Ivar bodyslams Anderson. Erik bodyslams Ivar on top of Anderson for a two count. Erik applies an arm-bar. Erik transitions into a wrist lock. Anderson drives his knee into the midsection of Erik. Anderson hammers down on the back of Erik’s neck. Anderson nails Erik with a throat chop. Anderson tags in Gallows. Gallows with a Big Haymaker. Anderson follows that with a NeckBreaker. Gallows with a High Head Kick. Gallows kicks Erik out of the ring. AJ Styles delivers a cheap shot behind the referee’s back. Erik is displaying his fighting spirit. Gallows uppercuts Erik. Gallows with rapid fire bodyshots. The OC starts cutting the ring in half.

Styles repeatedly stomps on Erik’s chest. Orton mocks Styles. Erik knocks Gallows off the ring apron. Styles attacks Erik from behind. Styles rakes the eyes of Erik. Anderson kicks Erik in the face. Styles blasts Erik with a knife edge chop. Following a snap mare takeover, Styles with a Running Knee Drop for a two count. Styles tags in Anderson. Anderson kicks Erik in the ribs. Anderson with a snap mare takeover. Anderson applies a rear chin lock. Erik gets back to a vertical base. Anderson hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Anderson makes another quick tag to Styles. Erik dumps Anderson out of the ring. Erik creates distance with a forearm smash. Orton and Gallows are tagged in.

Orton clotheslines Gallows. Orton knocks Anderson off the ring apron. Orton delivers an eye poke. Gallows denies The IEDDT. Gallows deposits Orton to the floor. Orton starts favoring his left knee. Major standoff on the outside. The OC regains control of the match during the commercial break. Gallows works on the injured knee of Orton. Gallows applies a side headlock. Gallows tags in Styles. Orton can barely stand. Styles continues to kick the back of Orton’s knee. Orton with a Vertical Suplex. Erik and Anderson are tagged in. Erik clears the ring. Erik with two forearm knockdowns. Erik tosses Anderson around the ring. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar ducks a clothesline from Gallows.

Ivar runs into Gallows. Ivar with a Side Walk Slam. Ivar follows that with a Running Splash. Ivar tags in Erik. Erik drives Ivar hip first into Styles in the corner. Viking Raiders with The Viking Experience for a two count. Ivar cartwheels around Gallows. Ivar clotheslines Gallows. Styles ducks a clothesline from Ivar. Styles drops Ivar with The Pele Kick. Erik goes for Death Rowe, but Styles counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Orton tags himself in. Styles dropkicks Erik. Styles negates The RKO. Orton goes for The IEDDT, but Anderson gets in the way. Orton drops Anderson with The RKO. Orton starts grabbing his injured knee. Styles connects with The Phenomenal Forearm to pickup the victory.

Winner: The OC via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Erick Rowan vs. Travis Horn 

Horn offers Rowan a candy cane. Horn slithers out of the ring. Horn has more candy cane inside his trunks. This is all bait cause Horn wants to reveal what’s in Rowan’s burlap sack. Rowan throws Horn into the LED Board. Rowan dumps Horn face first on the ring apron. Rowan drops Horan with a Running Crossbody Block. Rowan plants Horn with Two Iron Claw Slams to pickup the victory.

Winner: Erick Rowan via Pinfall 

Tenth Match: Rusev vs. No Way Jose 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rusev backs Jose into the turnbuckles. Jose starts dancing. Jose is playing mind games with Rusev. Jose with a knife edge chop. Jose begs for mercy. Rusev connects with The Machka Kick to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rusev via Pinfall 

Eleventh Match: Rey Mysterio (c) vs. Seth Rollins w/The AOP For The WWE United States Championship 

Mysterio immediately kicks the left hamstring of Rollins. Mysterio with rapid fire haymakers. Rollins kicks Mysterio in the gut. Rollins repeatedly stomps on Mysterio’s chest. Mysterio kicks Rollins in the chest. Rollins hits The SlingBlade for a one count. Following a snap mare takeover, Rollins with a rolling crucifix for a two count. Rollins goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Mysterio lands back on his feet. Mysterio applies a waist lock. Rollins drops Mysterio with a forearm smash. Rollins stomps on Mysterio’s back. Rollins slams Mysterio head on the top turnbuckle pad. Rollins with a straight right hand. Mysterio rolls Rollins over for a two count.

Mysterio with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Rollins launches Mysterio over the top rope. Rollins avoids The 619. Rollins sends Mysterio shoulder first into the steel ring post. Rollins slings Mysterio out of the ring. Rollins has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Rollins with clubbing axe handle strike. Rollins sends Mysterio chest first into the turnbuckles. Rollins with a BackBreaker for a two count. Rollins applies a waist lock. Mysterio stomps on the left foot of Rollins. Rollins punches Mysterio in the back. Mysterio responds with a HeadScissors TakeOver that sends Rollins to the floor.

Mysterio hits The Sunset Flip Wall Bomb. Mysterio rolls Rollins back into the ring. Mysterio with a SpringBoard Seated Senton. Mysterio follows that with a Spinning DDT for a two count. Rollins catches Mysterio in mid-air. Rollins BuckleBombs Mysterio. Rollins SuperKicks Mysterio for a two count. Rollins starts burning it down. Mysterio avoids The Curb Stomp. Mysterio connects with The 619. Mysterio prepares for The Frog Splash. Rezar attacks Mysterio from behind which causes the disqualification. After the match, Seth Rollins and The AOP destroys Rey Mysterio and Samoa Joe to close the show.

Winner: Still WWE United States Champion, Rey Mysterio via Disqualification 

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Author: Josh Lopez