WWE Raw Results (12/20/21): Big E & Bobby Lashley vs. Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens

December 20, 2021
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Big E, Bobby Lashley, MVP, Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens Segment 

MVP: Ladies and gentlemen, Bobby Lashley is in the building, so get on your feet for your All Mighty. I mean, you should when you consider what Bobby Lashley did last week. He did what some people or the most extraordinary individual will be called impossible. In the same night Bobby Lashley beat Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins and The WWE Champion Big E. Now, I understand that none of you people are athletes, you’re pretty pathetic, so you wouldn’t understand the herculean task that took the strength and the stamina, the tenacity to do what people call impossible. He makes that routine.

Let me try to tell you something you may be able to relate. What he did in one night was tantamount to running the Boston Marathon and winning it. And then going to the NBA Finals, throwing up a triple double and winning it. And then finally going five rounds with Francis Ngannou and knocking him out. That is what Bobby Lashley did last week. And now that Bobby Lashley has been added to the Day 1 PPV, no one can ever disrespect him again. I think now everyone must acknowledge that we are living in The All Mighty Era.

Big E: Hats off and cheese curds to you. I mean, you did it. You did everything that you said you were going to do. You beat all three of us to make our Day 1 match for my WWE Championship a Fatal Four Way. But there is something that sticks in my crawl. The Bobby Lashley I saw is strong, dominant, he has a lot of sisters. But when it comes to getting it done in the ring, he does it all on his own. Which is why I’m so surprised when Iceberg Slim over here comes along with a cane and cracks me in the knees. Proud of that. So I thought maybe Bobby Lashley doesn’t quite have the plums, the cajones that I thought he did.

Bobby Lashley: Big E, I would’ve beat you any hour, any way. I didn’t need help from anyone. MVP, you did that on your own, didn’t you. I didn’t need your help to beat Seth Rollins. I didn’t need your help to beat Kevin Owens. And I didn’t need your help to beat Little E over here. Hey now, don’t get me wrong. I’m no saint. If you take his knee out with that cane, I’m going to spear your ass and I’m going to take the victory and that’s exactly what I did. But P, these people are starting to question whether or not I could have beat Big E on my own. And now you know what? Before that match last week, you said that if I can’t beat Big E, you would. Now, I’m beginning to think that you believe that, P. So, you know what? In the spirit of competition, let’s just see if you really can. You’re a two-time US Champion and you have that cane in your hand. So I’ll tell you what, I’m going to go stand right over here and in the spirit of competition, let’s just see if that is true.

Seth Rollins and Kevin Owens jumps Lashley from behind. All hell starts breaking loose at ringside. Rollins goes for The Curb Stomp, but Big E counters with a Body Block. Big E and Lashley clears the ring to close the segment.

First Match: Bianca BelAir vs. Piper Niven 

Quick shoving contest. Niven pie faces BelAir. BelAir with a forearm smash. Niven denies The KOD. Niven regroups on the outside. BelAir tells Niven to bring it. Niven slams BelAir’s head on the top rope. BelAir ducks a clothesline from Niven. BelAir runs into Niven. Niven drops BelAir with a shoulder tackle. Niven stomps on BelAir’s back. Niven with a clubbing axe handle strike. Niven with forearm shivers. Niven levels BelAir with The Body Avalanche. Forearm Exchange. Niven sends BelAir to the corner. BelAir dives over Niven. BelAir with a single leg dropkick. BelAir pops back on her feet. BelAir with clubbing shoulder blocks. Niven launches BelAir over the top rope. BelAir rocks Niven with a forearm smash. Niven catches BelAir in mid-air. Niven with The Front Slam for a two count.

Niven goes for a Running Senton Splash, but BelAir ducks out of the way. BelAir goes for The Handspring MoonSault, but Niven gets her knees up in the air. BelAir with heavy bodyshots. BelAir side steps Niven into the LED Board. BelAir hits The SpineBuster on the floor. BelAir has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Niven has BelAir perched on the top turnbuckle. BelAir with clubbing blows to Niven’s back. Niven denies The Sunset Flip PowerBomb. BelAir avoids The Vader Bomb. Niven with another Body Avalanche. Niven with The Running Cannonball Strike for a two count. Niven transitions into a ground and pound attack.

Niven with Two Hair Biel Throws. Niven talks smack to BelAir. Niven toys around with BelAir. BelAir slaps Niven in the face. BelAir ducks under two clotheslines from Niven. BelAir with a forearm smash. BelAir kicks Niven in the gut. BelAir dropkicks Niven. BelAir with a corner spear. BelAir follows that with more shoulder blocks in the corner. Short-Arm Reversal by Niven. BelAir denies The Piper Driver. BelAir with The Flying Crossbody Block. BelAir with The Handspring MoonSault for a two count. BelAir transitions into a corner mount. Niven hits The SitOut PowerBomb. Niven drags BelAir to the corner. Niven goes for The Vader Bomb, but BelAir ducks out of the way. BelAir connects with The KOD to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bianca BelAir via Pinfall 

Second Match: Finn Balor vs. Austin Theory 

Balor with a forearm smash. Balor with heavy bodyshots in the corner. Balor repeatedly stomps on Theory’s chest. Balor whips Theory across the ring. Balor scores the elbow knockdown. Theory regroups on the outside. Theory kicks Balor in the face. Theory slams Balor’s head on the ring apron. Theory drives Balor back first into the apron. Theory rolls Balor back into the ring. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor transitions into a ground and pound attack. Theory slams Balor’s head on the top rope. Theory is raining down haymakers. Theory repeatedly stomps on Balor’s chest. Theory hooks the outside leg for a two count. Theory with two corner clotheslines. Following a snap mare takeover, Theory applies a rear chin lock. Theory kicks Balor in the gut. Balor reverses out of the irish whip from Theory. Theory goes for a sunset flip, but Balor counters with a basement dropkick. Balor clotheslines Theory over the top rope. Theory blocks a boot from Balor. Theory sends Balor face first into the apron. Theory with a Draping NeckBreaker off the apron.

Theory has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Theory applies a rear chin lock. Theory decks Balor with a JawBreaker. Theory with a toe kick. Theory sends Balor to the corner. Balor kicks Theory in the face. Balor scores the elbow knockdown. Theory reverses out of the irish whip from Balor. Balor with a flying forearm smash. Balor with a double leg takedown. Balor follows that with a Double Foot Stomp. Balor kicks Theory in the ribs. Balor repeatedly stomps on the midsection of Theory. Theory with a shoulder block. Theory with The Roll Through Dropkick for a two count. Theory is raining down haymakers in the corner. Balor side steps Theory into the turnbuckles. Balor with an Apron Enzuigiri. Balor gets crotched on the top turnbuckle. Theory hits The Slingshot Spanish Fly for a two count. Balor with The Rolling Crucifix for a two count. Theory goes for The ATL, but Balor counters with The Spin Out Elbow Drop. Balor delivers The Shotgun Dropkick. Balor connects with The Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.

Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall 

Miz TV With Special Guest: AJ Styles & Omos 

The Miz: Before we get to our guest tonight, I would like to address the controversy surrounding my wife and myself. All I’m going to say is to my beautiful, loving, understanding wife, I love you. And if you love me and our family, you will not talk about our relationship on Cutting Edge tonight. With that being said, welcome to the most must see talk show in WWE history, Welcome to Miz TV.

My guests tonight are more giftable than Urban Meyer and his former coaching staff. Ladies and gentlemen, please stand up and welcome my guest AJ Styles and Omos. Gentlemen, thank you very much for being here. Didn’t need that chair, thank you for removing it for me. You two have been dominating, you two have been Raw Tag Team Champions, but I can’t help but notice as of late, you’ve been a little out of sync.

AJ Styles: Kind of like you and your wife, right?

The Miz: This isn’t about me or my wife, this is about you and Omos. People have been asking, has the magic left? Well, has it?

AJ Styles: Has the magic left? Well, it’s called growing pains, Miz. You should know all about that. I meant what I said last week. When Omos and I are on the same page, we’re unstoppable. You don’t understand. When I see Omos with this untapped potential, I had to take him under my wing. He has made great strides since then. In fact, he could be a tag team champion on his own. With each title draped over his shoulders, that’s how good he can become. I know we went off the rails a little bit, but that’s okay, it happens. Now we’re back on the same page. I’m proud of this tag team. We’re seeing it eye to eye. So much so that I say we clean house in WWE. I say we take all the titles.

The Miz: That is interesting. It’s such a heartfelt and sincere answer. What if I told you I heard otherwise?

AJ Styles: Yeah, right? From who?

The Miz: Who do you think? The man closest to the situation. Omos.

AJ Styles: You know what? I see what’s going on here. This is Miz TV. You deflect, that’s what you do. You have all the questions. How about I ask you one, Miz? What kind of man puts the mother of his children in harm’s way? What kind of man does that?

The Miz: See, now, that’s deflecting. Maybe if you had a conversation with Omos like I did, you would know your own personal colossus doesn’t feel the same way you do. Trust me, I was shocked when Omos confided in me. I was more shocked at what he said. Boy did it resonate in my brain. You want to know what he said, AJ Styles? He said, and I quote, that he is sick and tired of carrying you. And that was just the beginning.

Oh, he also said that minute he stepped foot here, he was the biggest and brightest star in all of WWE. As a matter of fact, you’re holding him back ever since you recruited him. And also, you know, I hate to break it to you, this mutual respect that you have, it is very one sided. Honestly, AJ, how long did it take you to get to WWE? What, 15 years? Omos didn’t have to lift a finger, WWE begged to sign him to a contract. Omos said it the best. He’s not the next Andre The Giant. He’s the first Omos.

AJ Styles: Are you done? Are you done? This is why we never should’ve never came on this show, Omos. This guy is full of BS. Everybody sees it. He’s a piece of it, if you know what I’m talking about. So you tell me, is this what’s going on? I mean, I’m open ears.

Third Match: AJ Styles & Omos vs. The Mysterio Family 

AJ Styles and Dominik Mysterio will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Styles with a waist lock takedown. Dominik with forearm shivers. Dominik with The Lucha Libre Arm-Drag. Styles answers with The Pendulum BackBreaker. Styles goes for a Bodyslam, but Dominik lands back on his feet. Dominik kicks Styles in the gut. Dominik whips Styles across the ring. Styles applies The Abdominal Stretch. Dominik rolls Styles over for a two count. Styles ducks a clothesline from Dominik. Styles drops Dominik with The Pele Kick. Dominik sends Styles face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Dominik tags in Rey.

Rey with a Tilt-A-Whirl Headscissors Takeover. Styles launches Rey over the top rope. Rey with a shoulder block. Styles catches Rey in mid-air. Rey with The Spinning DDT. Rey sends Styles face first into the middle rope. Rey hits The 619. Rey goes for The Splash, but Styles gets his knees up in the air. Omos ignores Styles. Rey rolls Styles over to pickup the victory. After the match, Styles yells at Omos. Omos shoves Styles. Styles is throwing haymakers at Omos. Styles kicks the right knee of Omos. Styles with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Omos sends Styles to the ring apron. Styles with a leaping forearm smash. Styles goes for The Phenomenal Forearm, but Omos counters with The Gorilla Press Slam. Omos challenges Styles to match.

Winner: The Mysterio Family via Pinfall

Fourth Match: Randy Orton vs. Chad Gable w/Otis Dozovic 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Wrist Lock Exchange. Gable grapples around Orton. Gable with a drop toe hold. Gable poses for the crowd. Orton regroups on the outside. Gable talks smack to Orton. Strong lockup. Orton applies a side headlock. Orton with a side headlock takeover. Gable answers with the headscissors escape. Gable scores the ankle pick for a one count. Gable with a deep arm-drag. Gable applies an arm-bar. Orton backs Gable into the turnbuckles. Orton with the irish whip.

Gable side steps Orton into the turnbuckles. Gable with two deep arm-drags. Gable applies another arm-bar. Orton drives his knee into the midsection of Gable. Orton dumps Gable out of the ring. Orton kicks Gable in the chest. Orton goes for The Draping DDT, but Gable blocks it. Gable applies a waist lock. Orton decks Gable with a back elbow smash. Gable goes to arm-drag well way too much. Orton connects with The RKO to pickup the victory. After the match, Dozovic shrugs off The RKO. Orton sends Dozovic chest first into the turnbuckles. Dozovic continues to deny The RKO.

Winner: Randy Orton via Pinfall  

Fifth Match: Damian Priest vs. Dolph Ziggler w/Robert Roode In A Championship Contender’s Match 

Ziggler grabs the right leg of Priest. Ziggler backs Priest into the ropes. The referee calls for a clean break. Ziggler kicks the right knee of Priest. Priest launches Ziggler. Ziggler ducks a clothesline from Priest. Priest denies The O’Connor Roll. Priest drops Ziggler with a shoulder tackle. Priest ducks a clothesline from Ziggler. Priest with a leaping back elbow smash. Ziggler side steps Priest into the turnbuckles. Priest denies The Implant DDT. Ziggler kicks the left knee of Priest. Priest blocks The Famouser. Ziggler with a sunset flip for a two count. Priest avoids the big haymaker. Priest nails Ziggler with The Bell Clap. Priest and Ziggler are trading back and forth shots. Priest kicks Ziggler in the back. Priest backs Ziggler into the ropes. Ziggler desperately kicks the left knee of Priest. Priest whips Ziggler across the ring. Priest sends Ziggler face first into the canvas. Priest ascends to the top turnbuckle. Ziggler with The SuperPlex. Ziggler has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Priest with a forearm smash. Priest whips Ziggler across the ring.

Ziggler kicks Priest in the chest. Ziggler avoids The Spinning Heel Kick. Ziggler hits The Implant DDT for a two count. Priest bocks The SuperKick. Priest uppercuts Ziggler. Priest delivers his combination offense. Priest with The Rolling Elbow. Priest with a Spinning Heel Kick. Priest follows that with a leaping back elbow smash. Priest goes for The Broken Arrow, but Ziggler lands back on his feet. Priest drops Ziggler with a Lariat. Priest with The Broken Arrow for a two count. Priest ascends to the top turnbuckle. Priest denies The SuperPlex. Priest with The Roundhouse Kick. Roode knocks Priest off the ring apron behind the referee’s back. Roode talks smack to Priest. Priest is pissed. Priest gets counted out by the referee. After the match, Roode trips over the steel ring steps. Priest with a flying haymaker Priest is raining down hammer fists. Priest with clubbing knee strikes. Ziggler dropkicks Priest. Ziggler runs away from Priest. Priest connects with The Reckoning on the floor.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler via Count-Out 

The Cutting Edge With Special Guests: The Miz & Maryse 

Sixth Match: Rhea Ripley vs. Queen Zelina 

Nikki Cross is watching this match in the backstage area. Vega immediately runs into the ropes after the bell rings. Vega ducks a clothesline from Ripley. Vega repeatedly kicks the left hamstring of Ripley. Ripley blocks a boot from Vega. Vega dodges The Big Boot. Ripley denies The Spinning DDT. Ripley goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Vega counters with The Stunner for a two count.

Vega transitions into a ground and pound attack. Ripley launches Vega to the corner. Ripley drops Vega with The Big Boot. Ripley puts Vega on the top turnbuckle. Ripley with a chop/haymaker combination. Vega denies The SuperPlex. Vega slams Ripley’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Vega with a Jumping Knee Strike for a two count. Ripley SuperKicks Vega. Ripley connects with The Rip Tide to pickup the victory.

Winner: Rhea Ripley via Pinfall 

Becky Lynch & Liv Morgan Segment 

Liv Morgan: Last week, I challenged Becky Lynch to a rematch at Day One. And as we just saw, good old Rebecca tried to insure herself by injuring me before accepting that rematch. As I laid there with my arms stuck between those steel steps, I knew that no matter how much pain I was in, I couldn’t let Becky have the upper hand. So when Becky was leaving last week, she said that she was gonna fly home to train, so I knew that meant Becky was gonna fly home to the private gym she owns with her try hard husband in Iowa. And without a doubt in my mind, I knew that I was going to follow Becky there to even out the playing field. But little did I know that, that was Becky’s plan, all along. Some of you might have watched the footage that aired on social media over the weekend, but for those of you who didn’t, I’ll let you take a look for yourself. So let’s all look at the titantron over there.

I will admit that Becky may have been a step ahead of me there, but I learned that she is so threatened by me, that she had one of her own students disguise as her because she knew I was coming for payback. I really can’t stand that I had to beat up an innocent woman, that is not what I wanted to do. But I can tell you how happy it made me when I thought that was Becky. And you know what? That’s the kind of person Becky is. She’s willing to sacrifice one of her students and she didn’t even care. I think that’s disgusting. And I know that Day 1 is not gonna be a fair fight. I know that Becky is going to try to cheat again. But you know what? I welcome it. I welcome it, Becky, because at the end of the day, it’s gonna be me with my arm raised and you’ll have all the time in the world to hang out with your baby and your hot husband. You could try to break my arm, but at Day 1, I’m gonna break your face and become the new Raw Women’s Champion.

Becky Lynch: Congratulations, Liv, you foiled my master plan. You beat the poor innocent girl senseless. I think she still has ice on her arms. You may have even broken her arm.  But that’s okay, you have to crack a few eggs if you want to make an omelet, am I right? My students understand that in this business, you have to pay your dues. I mean, I’ve certainly paid mine, that’s why I’m not so soft. That’s why it would take more than a few whacks of a kendo stick to keep me down. And when you’re big time, there’s no time to be down. But I’m not so optimistic about you, Liv, with your dodgy arm.

Liv Morgan: It took only one arm to kick your ass.

Becky Lynch: Touche, touche, touche. Okay, well, sometimes even the best laid plans go array. But you did show my students a lesson. You did show them that everyone could get lucky, once. But what I’m going to teach them at Day 1 is that luck runs out. You got lucky, Liv. But I will give you kudos where kudos are due. You stepped up. You stepped up more than I thought you would. You become the number one contender for the Raw Women’s Championship. And you made a spotlight on yourself. But let me tell you, Liv, it gets very hot under those lights and I don’t think you can handle the heat.

Liv Morgan: You can’t scare me out of this match, Becky. You can’t scare me because I’m starting the new year as the new Raw Women’s Champion. And you know what, Becky? Where I’m standing, my spotlight is pretty bright and I feel just fine, so why don’t you come over here and take a look for yourself?

Becky Lynch: Liv, Liv, Liv, as much as I would like to go in there and finish what I started last week, and leave you with another bad arm, I’m not an idiot. I’m not gonna get in there when you’re wheeling your kendo stick around like a maniac.

Liv Morgan: Oh, no Becky, I didn’t bring this for me, I brought it for you. Come on, Becky, pick it up.

Becky and Liv starts bickering with each other. Becky walks away as she has a private jet to get on.

Updated WWE Day 1 Match Card 

1.) Big E (c) vs. Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens vs. Bobby Lashley w/MVP In A Fatal Four Way Match For The WWE Championship

2.) Roman Reigns (c) vs. Brock Lesnar For The WWE Universal Championship

3.) The Usos (c) vs. The New Day For The WWE SmackDown Tag Team Championship

4.) Edge vs. The Miz w/Maryse

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

6.) Drew McIntyre vs. Riddick Moss w/Baron Corbin

Seventh Match: Big E & Bobby Lashley w/MVP vs. Seth Rollins & Kevin Owens 

Big E and Kevin Owens will start things off. Big E drives his knee into the midsection of Owens. Big E is throwing haymakers at Owens. Big E with heavy bodyshots. Owens kicks Big E in the gut. Owens punches Big E in the back. Big E reverses out of the irish whip from Owens. Owens exits the ring. Lashley tags himself in. Lashley with a running shoulder tackle. Big E with a gut punch in mid-air. Big E launches Rollins over the top rope. Lashley turns Rollins inside out with a running shoulder tackle. Big E and Lashley has complete control of the match during the commercial break. Rollins backs away from Lashley. Lashley sends Rollins ribs first into the ringside barricade. Rollins kicks Lashley in the gut. Lashley with The Delayed Vertical Suplex. Lashley poses for the crowd. Rollins avoids The Hurt Lock. Rollins kicks Lashley in the face. Rollins sends Lashley tumbling to the floor. Rollins tags in Owens. Owens with a Senton Splash on the floor.

Owens repeatedly stomps on Lashley’s chest. Owens talks smack to Lashley. Owens rolls Lashley back into the ring. Owens with another Senton Splash for a one count. Owens applies a front face lock. Owens stomps on the back of Lashley’s neck. Owens mocks Big E. Owens tags in Rollins. Double Vertical Suplex for a two count. Rollins applies a rear chin lock. Lashley breaks the grip. Lashley drops Rollins with The Flatliner. Big E and Owens are tagged in. Big E with Two Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex’s. Big E ducks a clothesline from Owens. Big E with a Side Belly to Belly Suplex. Big E shakes his hips. Big E clotheslines Rollins over the top rope. Owens rolls Big E over for a two count. Big E with The Uranage Slam for a two count. Big E plays to the crowd. Owens denies The Big Ending. Big E takes a swipe at Rollins. Owens SuperKicks Big E. Owens tags in Rollins. Rollins lands The Frog Splash for a two count. Rollins tags in Owens.

Rollins with The Suicide Dive. Owens follows that with The Swanton Bomb for a two count. Owens attacks the midsection of Big E. Owens goes for The MoonSault, but Big E ducks out of the way. Lashley and Rollins are tagged in. Lashley with a shoulder tackle. Lashley ducks a clothesline from Rollins. Lashley with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Lashley with an Overhead Belly to Belly Suplex. Lashley with a corner clothesline. Rollins kicks Lashley in the face. Lashley leapfrogs over Rollins. Lashley with a Running Powerslam for a two count. Big E tees off on Owens. Big E sends Owens to the apron. Owens with a knee lift. Rollins with The Rolling Elbow. Lashley goes for The Dominator, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Lashley inadvertently spears Big E. Owens kicks Lashley in the gut. Lashley connects with The Spear to pickup the victory. After the match, Rollins nails Lashley with The Curb Stomp. Rollins and Owens gangs up on Lashley. Owens with a Running Cannonball Strike to Big E. Rollins and Owens delivers The Apron PowerBomb to Lashley. Rollins plants Lashley with The Curb Stomp on the steel ring stairs. Rollins and Owens starts hugging each other to close the show.

Winner: Big E & Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez