Here's what's on tap tonight:
New WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Asuka & Charlotte Flair kick off the show
Riddle & Jeff Hardy vs. Bobby Lashley (WWE United States Champion) & MVP
How will Randy Orton respond to the outcome of the Firefly Inferno match against The Fiend?
Six Man Holiday Street Fight: Sheamus, Keith Lee, & Drew McIntyre (WWE Champion) vs. AJ Styles, The Miz, & John Morrison
How do we follow up from last night where a man was murdered???
We're live in the ThunderDome at Tropicana Field and kicking off the show with one half of the NEW WWE Women's Tag Team Champions Charlotte Flair. We see highlights of the tag match from last night. Charlotte has a mic and says well well would you look at this. What would the ThunderDome be without the Queen? She walks in as a champion because that's who she is at her core. Charlotte says she was helping a friend in need. Charlotte then introduces Asuka as her friend and partner. They hug. Asuka speaks but I'm honestly not sure what she said other than she's a double champion. Asuka says Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler were not ready for Asuka or Charlotte. Charlotte says what about the WWE Raw Women's Championship? HERE COMES NIA JAX & SHAYNA BASZLER TO INTERRUPT!!! (Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke is later tonight per commentary). Nia says it's so good to see Charlotte. Nia says it took a while for Charlotte to heal up. Nia makes fun of Charlotte's voice and Charlotte says she kicked Nia's ass last night. Apparently, Nia and Shayna have a naughty/nice list but they give beatings instead of coal. HERE ARE MANDY ROSE & DANA BROOKE TO INTERRUPT!! Mandy and Dana make fun of Nia and Shayna and tell them to move over because they lost. Charlotte wants a ref down here. Her and Asuka are going to stay and watch.
There will be a Raw Legends Night in two weeks on January 4th!
Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke
Charlotte and Asuka are ringside on commentary. Shayna and Mandy start. Shayna takes Mandy to the mat in the early going. Clean break. Mandy takes Shayna to the mat and it just doesn't look right. Mandy hits a kick and gets a near fall. Dana tags in. They double suplex Shayna who rolls over towards her corner. Nia tags in and she head butts Dana and squashes her in the corner. Another head butt by Nia and she beats down Dana in the corner. Nia throws Dana across the ring to the opposite corner and squashes her in the corner again. Dana avoids a charge and hits a handspring back elbow. Head scissors by Dana and she tags Mandy. They double team Nia to take her down and Nia goes out of the ring. They knock Shayna off the apron and then dive off the apron to take out both Nia and Shayna. They flex and kick Nia and Shayna respectively. Nia quickly regains control against Mandy. Still on the outside, Mandy gets sent into the barricade by Nia as we go to a commercial.
Back from the break, Nia is beating on Mandy in the ring. Mandy tries to fight back but Nia avoids a pump kick and knocks Mandy to the mat. Shayna tags back in. Shayna targets the leg of Mandy. Nia tags back in and continues the leg work. Nia chokes Mandy across the middle rope and stomps the injured leg. Mandy gets to her feet and tries to fight back but eats a clothesline from Nia. Mandy avoids a leg drop from Nia abut still can't tag Dana. Shayna tags back in and wipes out Dana to prevent a tag. Mandy takes down Shayna with a couple clotheslines and then a suplex. Mandy misses a charge but catches Shayna with an elbow. Mandy beats on Shayna in the corner and hits a pump knee strike. Dana tags in and covers Shayna for a near fall. Dana ducks a kick from Shayna and hits an enziguri! DANA HITS A SENTON FROM THE TOP!! Nia pulls Dana out to stop a cover. Nia takes out Mandy. Things are breaking down. Shayna takes out Mandy. Dana tries a roll up on Shayna but only gets 2! Shayna hits a back breaker on Dana! Dana avoid a stomp by Shayna and sends Shayna into the corner. SHAYNA COUNTERS DANA AND LOCKS IN THE KIRIFUDA CLUTCH!! DANA TAPS OUT!! Post match, Nia and Shayna talk trash to the tag champs and Mandy/Dana take out Nia/Shayna from behind. I wouldn't say any of this was good.
W: Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler via submission @ 12:53
Commentary talks about the WWE Raw Tag Team Championship match from last night. Highlights are shown. The Hurt Business are walking backstage and come across a guy in a New Day t-shirt. They rip it off of him and put a Hurt Business t-shirt on him. The VIP Lounge is next!
The Hurt Business makes their way to the ring for the VIP Lounge. This is the Champions Edition. MVP has a mic and says if there was ever a reason for a champagne celebration. It's tonight! The VIP Lounge is for champions and people better than us. Shelton says they proved they are the best tag team. Cedric talks about the New Day and runs them down. Lashley says they are the most dominant force in WWE. Lashley guarantees us that there isn't a man alive who can take his title. MVP has invited a photographer to capture the moment. A lady gets in the ring and takes a picture. R-Truth is in the background holding the 24/7 Championship. The jobbers come down to chase Truth. He runs around a Christmas tree and escapes. HERE COMES JEFF HARDY AND RIDDLE TO INTERRUPT!! They got mics. MVP says they weren't invited. Riddle congratulates his "bros". Riddle thinks they're celebrating wrong. No champagne needed. They should be hanging with the homies and listening to a comedian. He name drops Joe Rogan. Riddle says to stop spreading negativity. Riddle says they are all the same and MVP disagrees. Hardy says there are more important things than money and fame. Hardy says if they're going to beat MVP and Lashley, they got to fight with their faith. I like all these guys but that was a chore to get through.
Commentary hypes Randy Orton for later tonight.
Sara Schreiber is backstage with Angel Garza. He has a rose for her. He's fighting Gulak but afterward, he offers Sara an interview under the mistletoe. She seems interested.
Drew Gulak vs. Angel Garza
They lock up and Garza needs a break. There goes the pants!! He throws the pants at Gulak for a distraction and attacks. Gulak fights back with a knee to the back but it's short lived. Garza takes Gulak to the corner. Knees to the ribs! Garza works the arm of Gulak. Gulak counters with an abdominal stretch. Garza quickly escapes. Garza is aggressive! Gulak battles back with shots in the corner but he runs into a boot. SUPERKICK BY GARZA!! WING CLIPPER BY GARZA AND IT'S OVER! Squash. Too short to really mean anything.
W: Angel Garza via pin @ 2:12
Commentary talks about the TLC match for the WWE Championship last night and we see highlights. Up next is Miz TV with AJ Styles as the guest! Charly Caruso catches up with AJ Styles and Omos. Styles is pissed about last night. Caruso asks why he agreed to Miz TV. Styles wants to hear what Miz has to say and says it better be good.
The Miz and John Morrison are here to host Miz TV!! Miz says in life, it's not often you have a chance to become WWE Champion. He failed to become a 2-time champ. He failed himself and his family. Miz is sorry. Morrison says that's not the only apology needed tonight. Miz introduces AJ Styles. Styles and Omos make their way to the ring. They get in the ring and Styles has to hold Omos back. Miz invited Styles so he can give an explanation. Miz says Styles would of done the say thing and right then Styles says he has heard enough. Styles calls Miz the biggest idiot on Earth. Styles says they both lost because of Miz. Miz gets fired up and talks about the last time he won the briefcase. He wanted to do it all the same way again. Miz says no one respects him. He thought people would respect him if he cashed in at the right time and he could of taken Raw to new heights. Miz says from the bottom of his heart and soul, he apologizes. Miz says they were both robbed last night and he blew it. Miz says it's the holidays and he's about giving. He wants to give Styles an spot in the next Marine movie. Omos talks now and says it's Morrison's fault for choosing the time for Miz to cash in. They all start arguing! Miz stops them and says Morrison cashed in the briefcase for him SO HE WANTS IT BACK!! HERE COMES DREW MCINTYRE!! McIntyre says he's going to be the one taking them out tonight. Not each other. McIntyre says he celebrated last night with some pints. McIntyre talks about "The Nightmare before TLC" last week. He had an idea for a sequel. It's "The Nightmare after TLC". Sheamus and Keith Lee show up to chime in on the story. They forget the finish but they say they'll make a new one in the street fight. A BRAWL BREAKS OUT!! Styles ends up drop kicking Lee into Sheamus. Sheamus and Lee argue as McIntyre tries to keep peace.
Commentary talks about the recent events with Ricochet and Retribution. Highlights are shown. T-Bar heads to the ring with Retribution.
Keith Lee and Sheamus argue backstage until Drew McIntyre steps in and threatens to kick both their asses if they don't stop.
T-Bar w/ Retribution vs. Ricochet
Ricochet hits a running drop kick right away! Ricochet takes T-Bar down to one knee. T-Bar catches Ricochet and delivers a series of knees to the ribs before launching Ricochet. T-Bar pounds Ricochet in the corner. T-Bar takes Ricochet's head off with a clothesline for a near fall. T-Bar grounds Ricochet. T-Bar charges but Ricochet low bridges him to the outside. Ricochet takes out Slapjack and Mace outside but T-Bar blindsides him. Mustafa Ali talks trash to Ricochet so Ricochet tries to attack him. T-Bar stops that! T-BAR HITS FEAST YOUR EYES ON RICOCHET FOR THE WIN! Ricochet continues to lose to Retribution. T-Bar gets a mic post match and asks Ricochet when he's going learn. T-Bar says Ricochet will either join or his existence will end.
W: T-Bar via pin @ 2:43
Earlier today, the New Day talks about their loss last night. They give props to the Hurt Business. They say they will bounce back because that's what they do.
Bobby Lashley (WWE United States Champion) & MVP w/ The Hurt Business (WWE Raw Tag Team Champions) vs. Riddle & Jeff Hardy
Hardy goes on the attack right away. Lashley starts for his team. Riddle tags in and Lashley is done playing. He throws Riddle around and tags MVP. MVP stomps Riddle in the corner. Uppercuts by MVP and he tags Lashley back in. Neck breaker by Lashley for a near fall. Riddle crawls to his corner but Lashley cuts him off. Riddle fires back with kicks but Lashley catches a leg. Riddle escapes and tags Hardy. Atomic drop and double leg drop by Hardy. He follows with a basement drop kick but Lashley powers out of a cover. BROETRY IN MOTION!! MVP is in and Hardy and Riddle do an assisted FLOATING BRO! MVP and Lashley are sent to the outside as we go to a commercial.
We're back with Lashley taking it to Hardy. Hardy goes for a Whisper in the Wind and Lashley pushes him off the top to the outside. Hard fall for Hardy and he's slow to get up. He barely beats the count and Lashley targets his left arm. MVP tags in and continues the arm work. Hardy fights back but MVP stops that with a knee to the face. BALLIN ELBOW TO HARDY!! 1...2...NO!! MVP sends Hardy to the corner but misses a kick. HARDY HITS WHISPER IN THE WIND THIS TIME!! Hardy tags Riddle!! Riddle with strikes to MVP followed by multiple forearms in the corner. Belly to belly suplex and a BROTON!! Fisherman suplex with a bridge! Lashley breaks it up and pulls MVP to their corner. Lashley tags in and hits a flatliner to Riddle. Riddle counters a stalling vertical suplex. Blind tag by Hardy. Pump kick by Riddle and he takes out the tag champs outside. Hardy goes to the top and kicks MVP away but MISSES A SWANTON!! Hardy counters a Spear but LASHLEY AVOIDS TWIST OF FATE AND GETS HARDY IN THE HURT LOCK!! HARDY HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO TAP!! Best match of the night so far.
W: Bobby Lashley & MVP via submission @ 11:47
AJ Styles, The Miz, and John Morrison all argue backstage.
We see highlights of the Broken Skull Sessions with Drew McIntyre. The parts of this that I've seen are great.
Commentary talks about the firefly inferno match from last night. More on that after Elias.
Elias is in the ring for a performance. He has Jaxson Ryker with him. Elias talks about the year he has had. His 2020 has been a whirlwind. He thanks the fans for the success of Universal Truth. He claims his music changes people's lives. Tonight we will test how powerful his music is. THE LUCHA HOUSE PARTY INTERRUPT!
Jaxson Ryker w/ Elias vs. Gran Metalik w/ Lince Dorado
Ryker destroys Metalik while Elias sits on the top turnbuckle and plays guitar. Metalik hits a rana on Elias bringing him off the top. Dorado tries to play the guitar and Ryker is pissed! Ryker kills Metalik and FINISHES HIM WITH A SIT OUT CHOKE SLAM! Squash to reestablish Ryker I guess but this wasn't good.
W: Jaxson Ryker via pin @ 0:54
Commentary talks about the firefly inferno match some more and we see highlights of the action including the burning of the The Fiend at the stake. Randy Orton is up next to talk.
Randy Orton makes his way to the ring. Orton stares at the part of the ring where he burned The Fiend and smiles. The crowd boos. Orton has a mic and says his entire life he has been called many things. Sick, twisted, deranged, demented. Last night he proved he's all of those things when he burned The Fiend alive. Orton says The Fiend is no man and Orton certainly isn't normal as he enjoyed every second of The Fiend burning. Orton walks to where it happen and kneels down to that spot. Orton can see it if he close his eyes and he can smell it. The smell of burning flesh lingers. Orton says he didn't sleep last night because the voices in his head were gone. All he can hear now is the sound of The Fiend gasping for his last breath. Orton says The Fiend is gone! The Fiend is no more! Orton claims he is the evil son of a bitch that took him out! THE LIGHTS GO OUT LITTLE BY LITTLE AND ORTON GETS OUT OF THE RING!! ALL BLACK NOW!! A RED LIGHT IS IN THE RING AND IT'S ALEXA BLISS ON A SWING!! She says were you expecting someone else. "He" built this for me". Bliss invites Orton back in the ring. Bliss says all the places The Fiend could be. Bliss makes a bunch of puns about getting burnt haha. Bliss walks to the spot where The Fiend was burnt. She says it is if he was absorbed into the mat. He's home now but he may come back to Alexa's playground. If he comes back, it'll be like nothing you have seen before. LIGHTS OUT AGAIN!!
Commentary discusses what just happened.
Highlights of Asuka & Charlotte winning the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships last night. They're in action next!
We see the the WWE superstars beating up 2020 commercial where they are saved by 2021. Basically, have a happy and healthy new year everyone!
Backstage, Lacey Evans and Peyton Royce don't appear to be on the same page before this match.
Non-Title Tag Team Match
Charlotte Flair & Asuka (WWE Raw Women's Champion) (WWE Women's Tag Team Champions) vs. Lacey Evans & Peyton Royce
Royce and Asuka start. They lock up and Asuka takes down Royce with a shoulder tackle. Evans blind tags in. Asuka tries an Asuka Lock on Royce but Evans comes in and stops that. Asuka sends Evans to the outside but Royce tagged in. Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler watch backstage. Royce beats on Asuka as we go to a break.
Back from the break, Evans and Royce have Asuka isolated in their corner. Near fall for Royce. Royce goes to the top but Evans smacks her on the butt to tag herself in. Evans gets a near fall and Royce tags back in. Royce and Evans argue. Asuka German suplexes Royce and tags Charlotte! Charlotte goes crazy on Royce and Evans. Suplex to Evans and chops to Royce! Charlotte hits a back breaker on Royce followed by a big boot. Evans stops a Figure 8 so Charlotte takes her out and Evans is sent out of the ring. Royce gains the upper hand and locks Charlotte in a single crab. Asuka breaks that up after dealing with Evans. Asuka goes back to beating up Evans outside. Royce rolls up Charlotte for a near fall. Charlotte has had enough. CHARLOTTE LOCKS ROYCE IN THE FIGURE 8 AND ROYCE TAPS OUT!! The expected outcome while Royce/Evans were never on the same page.
W: Charlotte Flair & Asuka via submission @ 8:05
Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, and Keith Lee are warming up backstage. Sheamus is skeptical of Lee.
More hype for Raw Legends Night in 2 weeks. Hogan, Flair, Big Show, and Torrie Wilson will be there.
We see highlights of Titus O'Neil doing community work.
Highlights of Miz TV earlier tonight. The Miz and John Morrison are backstage on the phone with someone. He is complaining about the Money in the Bank contract and how he wants it back. Styles shows up to hang up the phone because there match is next.
Six Man Holiday Street Fight
Drew McIntyre (WWE Champion), Sheamus, & Keith Lee vs. The Miz, John Morrison, & AJ Styles w/ Omos
Morrison and Sheamus start it off. Morrison clubs on Sheamus but Sheamus stops that. Morrison takes down Sheamus and tags Miz. Miz stomps and punches Sheamus. Morrison cheap shots Sheamus. Styles tags in and Sheamus takes him to the corner. Big clothesline by Sheamus. Styles backs Sheamus into the heel corner where Sheamus is triple teamed. Morrison tries a snap mare but Sheamus blocks and runs through Morrison. McIntyre tags in and they double team Morrison. McIntyre takes him to a corner and works on an arm. Morrison escapes a slam and targets McIntyre's knee. Dragon screw to McIntyre. McIntyre comes back with a Glasgow Kiss and he pounds on Morrison. Lee tags in. They double suplex Morrison and throw him across the ring. Morrison tries to tag out but Lee won't let him. Lee tags Sheamus and they hit Morrison with a double shoulder block. Miz and Styles try to help out but Lee and Sheamus take them out. Sheamus pats Lee on the back rather hard and Lee returns the favor. McIntyre comes in the ring to settle them down as we go to a commercial.
We're back and Sheamus is in control of Styles. Styles battles back with punches but Sheamus takes him back down. Miz is brought in the hard way. Sheamus and McIntyre club Miz and Morrison on the chest on the apron. Lee grabs them both off the apron and sends them into the barricade. Lee throws Miz and Morrison into the presents. Sheamus remains in control of Styles with a chin lock. Knee strikes by Sheamus. Morrison throws a present in the ring. Styles fights back and Sheamus charges but goes shoulder first into the post. Miz tags in but Morrison tags in almost immediately. Sheamus goes to the top. Morrison tries to interfere unsuccessfully. Styles distracts Sheamus and Morrison SENDS SHEAMUS OFF THE TOP THROUGH A TABLE ON THE OUTSIDE!! Back in the ring, Morrison gets a near fall on Sheamus. Miz tags back in. They double team Sheamus. Miz rakes the eyes of Sheamus and does everything he can to keep Sheamus from tagging out. A DDT by Miz gets a near fall. Styles tags back in and delivers kicks to Sheamus. Sheamus battles back as both men trade blows. Styles lands a kick to get the upper hand. Styles cheap shots Lee but TURNS INTO WHITE NOISE BY SHEAMUS!! McIntyre and Miz both tag in! McIntyre goes crazy with belly to belly throws to Miz and Morrison!! McIntyre kips up! MCINTYRE REVERSE ALABAMA SLAMS MORRISON ONTO MIZ!!! Miz escapes a Future Shock DDT and knee shots McIntyre. MCINTYRE SPINE BUSTERS MIZ!! 1...2...NO! Styles breaks it up! LEE POUNCES STYLES!! SHEAMUS IRISH CURSE BACK BREAKERS MORRISON!! STYLES WEARS OUT MCINTYRE WITH A CANDY CANE KENDO STICK!! McIntyre and Styles brawl outside. MCINTYRE POWER BOMBS STYLES THROUGH A TABLE!! Sheamus and Morrison fight with kendo sticks. McIntyre sets up Miz for a Claymore but Sheamus tags himself in. Then Lee tags himself in. OMO CATCHES MORRISON OFF THE APRON AND PUTS HIM THROUGH A TABLE!! LEE HITS MIZ WITH A SPIRIT BOMB FOR THE WIN!! Good, fun main event but it didn't pick up until after the commercial break.
W: Drew McIntyre, Sheamus, & Keith Lee via pin @ 17:55
Post match, SHEAMUS LAYS OUT LEE WITH A BROGUE KICK!! McIntyre and Sheamus argue to end the show!
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