Tuesday, January 25, 2022

WWE Raw Results & Highlights: Edge & The Miz returned, Kevin Owens outsmarted Seth Rollins to secure a win over Big E via DQ to end the night

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WWE Raw Live Monday Night Raw Results and Highlights: Check out the big highlights and what happened on WWE Monday Night RAW Episode on November 30: A power-packed edition of Monday Night Raw was announced for this week. The show aired live from the UBS Arena at Belmont Park, Long Island, New York, featured multiple Championship bouts. Besides the championship bouts, we saw the return of the Rated-R Superstar Edge and The Miz along with his wife Maryse. What else took place on tonight’s show? Check here in this post. 

WWE Raw Results and Highlights

  • Seth Rollins kicks off the show
  • Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
  • Becky Lynch & Liv Morgan contract signing
  • Raw Tag-Team Championship– Randy Orton & Riddle vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode
  • Edge returns
  • The Miz & Maryse return
  • The Alpha Academy vs. The Street Profits
  • United States Championship– Damian Priest vs. Apollo Crews
  • Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin
  • Team Liv (Liv Morgan, Nikki A.S.H, Dana Brooke, Rhea Ripley, Bianca Belair) vs. Team Becky (Becky Lynch, Doudrop, Carmella, Queen Zelina, Tamina)
  • Big E vs. Kevin Owens

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WWE Raw Results:

Big E vs. Kevin Owens- Time for the main event with stakes as high as they could be. If Kevin Owens wins tonight, he will be instilled in the WWE Championship match at WWE Day 1 making it a triple-threat.

Before the match could have started, Seth Rollins also came out and joined the commentary team to take a look at the proceedings from close.

As the bell rang, both men launched themselves on each other. There was a rage between the two men as they were going after each other. Big E took Owens outside the ring and bashed him face-first into the barricade, followed by a face-first on the announce table.

He then sent Owens inside the ring, but Owens snapped his left knee and started working on it for good. He was stomping on the left knee and dropped himself on Big E’s leg. The WWE Champion was feeling the heat and was trying desperately to get out of Kevin’s attacks.

Big E got some opening and sent Owens right near the announce table where Rollins walked near Owens and was rooting for Big E by chanting ‘Go Big E Go!’ This made Owens furious and he slapped Rollins on his face. Owens then moved into the ring and Rollins followed him but was stopped on the apron by the referee.

Big E sneaked a chance and launched his attacks on Owens. He sent Owens on the apron and splashed on him chest-first on the apron. Bog E then took Owens outside and removed the first stair from the set of steel stairs, but his plan backfired as Owens placed a DDT on the WWE Champ right on the exposed steel stair. We now move into commercials.

After the commercial, both men were in the ring and Owens had his arm locked all over the face of Big E. Owens then tried running through Big E, but the champ floored him with a vicious clothesline. After a while, we saw Kevin hoisting Big E on the top turnbuckle and slamming him on the mat with a superplex.

Kevin once again wrapped his hands around Big E’s face, but the WWE Champ got out of the lock and even things up with two over the head belly-t-belly followed by a side belly-to-belly slam. Big E was feeling the adrenaline rush and tried going for the running splash but Owens put his knees up on time and countered the move perfectly.

The two men were not willing to give up even after going for simultaneous moves but they were going back & forth with their offense. In the closing moments of the match, Owens went outside to snap Seth Rollins who was consistently talking trash about him. Owens attacked Rollins for good and then turned his focus on Big E inside the ring. Owens tried going for a stunner, but Big E countered it, he then hit a superkick on the WWE Champ, and the champ returned with a vicious clothesline to floor Owens.

Once Owens was floored, Seth entered the scene and attacked Owens viciously forcing the referee to call the bell. The match got disqualified as Rollins Curb Stomped Big E too. Owens got the win via DQ leaving Rollins irate in the ring.

WWE Raw Results and Highlights: Kevin Owens defeated Big E via DQ.

 

 

Backstage- Big E was asked if he has added pressure going into his match against Kevin Owens tonight. He replied with a straight ‘No.’ He further added, that maybe there could be a threat to his championship title in a triple-threat match at WWE Day 1, but he plans to kick off 2022 with a bang and for that, he will ensure that Kevin Owens isn’t winning tonight so that he could face Seth Rollins one-on-one man-to-man at WWE Day 1.

 

 

Team Liv (Liv Morgan, Nikki A.S.H, Dana Brooke, Rhea Ripley, Bianca Belair) vs. Team Becky (Becky Lynch, Doudrop, Carmella, Queen Zelina, Tamina)- 

The team captains started the proceedings for their respective teams, and Liv Morgan started off with a Sucker Punch. Live’s punch rocked beck and then she was taken to the corner where Liv Morgan launched herself for good.

Liv tried doing the same on the other corner, but Liv escaped and hit her with some boots on the gut. Becky then tagged in Carmella, who was taken care of by Liv Morgan and she tagged in Rhea Ripley. Seeing Rhea in the ring, Carmella rushed to her corner and tagged Queen Zelina, who then tagged in Becky followed by Doudrop, and then Tamina. All of a sudden, Rhea found herself in the middle of the five ladies all alone.

Rhea tried to fight but the number’s game got the better of her. Finally, all the ladies went to their corner and Rhea & Tamina were the only ones remaining and fighting each other. Tamina floored Rhea with a running takedown, but Rhea returned the favor by a vicious clothesline. Team Liv followed the suit and simultaneous tags saw Tamina surrounded by all the members of Team Liv. Bianca hoisted Tamina for a Kiss of Death, but Becky’s team members pulled her down and take her out of the ring to nullify Teak Liv’s plans. We now head to commercials.

After the commercials, Nikki and Doudrop were the legal ones in the ring and Doudrop was working pretty well on Nikki. After hitting some blows, Doudrop tagged in Becky, who launched herself with a leg drop but Nikki moved out of harm’s way and crawled towards her corner for a tag but couldn’t make it as Lynch tagged Carmella who caught Nikki mid-way.

Nikki found some separation and finally tagged Rhea. Rhea stunned Carmella with a clothesline and went after her masked face. We then saw all the ladies from either side getting their chance for simultaneous attacks on each other with Becky flooring Liv with a back-first slam being the last.

Carmella and Rhea were the legal competitors and Carmella kicked Rhea on the back of her knee to hit her with a superkick. She placed the superkick perfectly and went for a cover, but Rhea survivor by kicking at 2-count. We now head into another set of commercials.

After the commercial, Dana Brooke and Yamina were fighting in the middle of the ring. Brooke was feeling the heat but she finally tagged in the team captain Liv Morgan. Liv and Tamina were the legal women’s now and they were going back & forth with their offense. There was action all around the ring as well. Dana Brooke sent Becky outside the ring, and Nikki launched herself with a crossbody on the Raw Women’s Champion from the apron.

Doudrop then snapped Nikki but got snapped by Dana Brooke and Rhea Ripley. Dana was going for a dive on the outside from the top turnbuckle, but Carmella and Queen Zelina pushed her down on the outside on her own teammates. Meanwhile, in the ring, Liv Morgan took care of both Carmella and Queen Zelina and then ended up Tamina with her finisher despite taking a superkick from the latter.

WWE Raw Results and Highlights: Team Liv defeated Team Becky (Liv Morgan pinned Tamina)

After the match got over, Becky unloaded on Liv Morgan, but in the end, Liv hit her finisher on Becky Lynch to stand tall with her team.

 

 

Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin- Dominik Mysterio was feeling the heat right from the word ‘go’ as both Benjamin and Alexander were working pretty well on Mysterio Jr. Dominik however got an opening when he super kicked Shelton Benjamin and tagged in his father.

Rey’s quickness proved too much for Shelton Benjamin as he was tolled by Rey. Cedric Alexander also felt the heat and once he got a tag he was also on the receiving end. Rey then set Shelton Benjamin on the middle rope for a 619, tagged his son in who set Cedric in the same middle rope and the father-son duo hit a double 619 on both the members of The Hurt Business. Dominik then went on the top turnbuckle and launched himself with a frig splash on Alexander to pin him.

WWE Raw Results and Highlights: Rey & Dominik Mysterio defeated Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin

 

 

Backstage- Seth Rollins went into the office of Adam Pearce & Sonya Deville and he was told that the triple-threat match is on if Kevin defeats Big E tonight. Adam told Rollins that Sonya liked the idea and if Owens defeated Big E tonight he will be added to the WWE Championship match at WWE Day 1 PPV.

 

 

United States Championship: Damian Priest vs. Apollo Crews- As the bell rang, Apollo held Damian from his gut and dropped him face-first, Priest was stunned but passed a smile to Crews who did the same. Priest took his opportunity to take down Crews and the latter rolled outside the ring.

He went near the announce table where Commander Azeez was standing. Priest followed him but Commander Azeez came in his way. Azeez and Priest exchanged a few words, meanwhile, Crews took advantage to hit a running kick from the apron on the chest of Priest to take him down before going into commercials.

After the commercial, both men were inside the ring and Crews hit a swirling powerbomb on the champ. Crews went for the cover but Priest kicked out at 2 counts. The two men were exchanging blows and rocking each other with their emphatic moves. Priest sent Crews outside the ring to dive on him from the top-rope, but Commander Azeez pulled out Crews from harm’s way.

Preist didn’t stop there and launched himself from the steel stairs on Crews and then rolled him inside the ring. Priest was heading to the top-turnbuckle, but Azeez pulled his leg and he went gac-first into the apron. The referee saw all this and ejected Azeez from the ringside. Now, Priest was in his zone and his raunchy side was on display. He went into the ring kicked Crews on his chest and ended the match with a vicious ‘Reckoning.’

WWE Raw Results and Highlights: Damian Priest beat Apollo Crews via Pinfall

 

 

Backstage- Seth Rollins approached Kevin Owens laughing and calling him a liar because he asked Adam Pearce about the situation and he said there’s no such thing, Kevin, however, still said that he is getting added to the WWE Championship match at WWE Day 1 if he beats Big E tonight.

 

 

The Alpha Academy vs. The Street Profits- Montez Ford and Otis started the proceedings but soon Chad Gable was in the match working on Montez Ford. Ford was feeling the pressure but somehow he got an opening to tag in Angelo Dawkins.

Dawkins changed the complexion of the match, while AJ Styles with his black goggles and Omos was near the announce table. Dawkins was mauling over both Gable & Otis. He sent Otis outside the ring with a dropkick and placed Gable on the mat for Ford to hit his Frog Splash. Otis pulled gable outside the ring, and the duo slammed Dawkins face-first into the barricade.

Ford then sought an opportunity and jumped off on both Otis & Gable outside the ring to even the odds. He rolled Gable inside the ring and set himself on the top turnbuckle for a Frog Splash. Just when he was about to splash, AJ Styles went on the apron only to get kicked by Ford. Everyone was shocked to see AJ faking himself for being visually impaired and Omos too was shocked to see AJ. Meanwhile, in the ring, Ford splashed on Gable to secure a win.

WWE Raw Live Results: Montex Ford pinned Chad Gable to pick up a win for his team

 

 

Backstage- AJ Styles felt the effects of last week when the fire extinguisher was used straight into his eyes by the Street Profits. Styles seem to be partially impaired with his vision.

 

 

Edge returns- Edge addressed WWE Universe after quite some time and he seemed really excited.

He said that he is looking forward to a new set of opponents on Monday Night Raw and he could focus on people like AJ Styles, Damian Priest, Kevin Owens, Big E, and others. As Edge was talking, he was cut short by another returning superstar The Miz.

The Miz came out with his wife Maryse and the two walked into the ring. The Miz then started off blaming Edge that every time he comes, whether he gets injured or takes time off, he always gets the big return, the media release, and the pyrotechnics, but he doesn’t get all this.

Edge and The Miz got involved in a dirty war of words and both had their ups and downs on the mic. Edge particularly talked about the small window he has fought really hard to get back. He said that he knows he doesn’t have much time left in his pro-wrestling career, but whatever time he has got, he has fought for it and earned it.

Edge then humiliated Miz for good and provoked him to have a match right now, but as usual, The Miz backed off and left the ring with his wife.

 

 

Backstage- Kevin Owens told Seth Rollins that Adam Pearce told him that if he (Kevin) wins his match against Big E tonight he will be added to the WWE Championship match at WWE Day 1. Later, Rollins approached Pearce and asked him if this was true, to which Adam Pearce denied and said you shouldn’t believe what Kevin Owens says.

 

 

Raw Tag-Team Championship- Randy Orton & Riddle vs. Dolph Ziggler & Robert Roode: Right after the bell rang, Roode & Ziggler attacked Riddle and Randy from behind. They sent Randy outside and held Riddle to assault and work on him. Riddle was the legal man along with Dolph Ziggler.

Before going to his corner, Ziggler and Roode worked together for a combined move and hit a neck breaker on Riddle. Riddle was suffering the pain but finally got some separation and managed to tag in Randy Orton.

As soon as Randy entered the scene he was all over the Dirty Dawgs. He first hit a sucker punch to Roode to send him outside the ring and followed it up by a power slam on Dolph Ziggler. Randy was going for his vicious middle-rope DDT on Ziggler, but Roode pulled Ziggler down. Randy followed him but only to get rocked with a vicious superkick from Ziggler. Riddle tried saving Randy from the assault, but he was caught by Roode who slammed him back-first on the announce table. The Dirty dawgs were rolling as we go into commercials.

After the commercial, Ziggler, and Roode were working as a cohesive unit on Randy Orton. Roode was the legal man now and he was working on Randy by wrapping his arm around Randy’s neck. A back-first slam helped Randy get separated from Randy and he tagged in Riddle.

Riddle was in action now and bashing on both Ziggler & Roode. Riddle then took out Roode with a middle rope DDT (Randy’s signature move), Randy was impressed with Riddle hitting his signature move and asked for a tag from Riddle. Riddle tagged him and the two men loaded themselves for an RKO but missed out on hitting the move together.

Finally, after some back & forth between Ziggler & Randy, Randy finally hit Ziggler with a vicious RKO to finish the match.

WWE Raw Live Results- Randy & Riddle retained their titles (Randy pinned Ziggler)

 

 

Becky Lynch & Liv Morgan contract signing: Becky Lynch and Liv Morgan’s contract signing is to be conducted by WWE Authority figure Sonya Deville. Big Time Becks Becky Lynch was the first one to make her way into the ring, while Liv Morgan was called upon to the ring by Sonya Deville.

Becky Lynch then started off by saying that this would be Liv Morgan’s first contract signing and she should thank her for that. Becky then started blabbering about Liv Morgan and how she always holds herself back, and right at the same time, Deville told the ladies that the championship match will take place next week.

Becky then told Liv that she has already signed the contract and now Liv should do the same. Before Liv could have signed the contract, Becky again started blabbering and talking trash about the WWE Universe and even said that Liv bodied her. Liv lost her patience now and told Becky to shut up.

Liv first started off by saying that, “You’re the reason why your friend is gone just like the reason why your big, fat greedy contract is the reason why MY friends are gone. How does it feel knowing you become everything you despised?”

Liv told Becky that she wants to show her footage from Survivor Series when she was crying after her match. The two ladies then exchanged words, Liv signed the contract, and then Becky presented her an opportunity for a 5-on-5 tag-team match tonight. Sonya Deville revealed the two teams led by Liv Morgan and Becky Lynch. Team Liv vs. Team Becky later tonight.

 

 

Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor: Balor walked slowly on the ramp but as he was approaching the ring, he rushed into the ring and attacked Seth Rollins for good. He unloaded with repetitive right and left hands and send him outside the ring. He then bashed into him to take him over the barricade and then sent him over the announce table. A steel-stair attack on the skull was the highlight of the attack and now the two men moved into the ring to start the match.

As the bell rang, Balor dropped kick Rollins to the corner and went up t the top turnbuckle for the exclamation point the Coupe de Gras, but Rollins rolled outside. However, Balor followed him with a running dive outside from the top rope before heading into commercials.

After the commercial, both men were inside the ring and exchanging blows. Rollins then put Balor on the top turnbuckle and suplexed him from there followed by a Falcon Arrow. He went for a cover, but Balor kicked out at 2 counts. Rollins went to the top turnbuckle and nailed a frog splash, but Balor put his knees up on time and rolled Rollins for a quick pinfall. Rollins quickly kicked out at 2-count.

Balor was then on the money as he went for a sling blade followed by a dropkick on the corner to place the Coup de Gras, but Rollins escaped from harm’s way and hit a heavy right on the back of the neck of Finn Balor.

In the closing moments of the match, Balor was going for a neck-breaker but Rollins poked right into the eye of Finn Balor and hit an elbow right behind Balor’s neck to put him down and hit the curb stomp to end the match.

WWE Raw Live Results- Seth Rollins defeated Finn Balor via pinfall

 

 

Seth Rollins kicks off the show: Rollins kicked off the show by saying after what happened last week you all must be thinking I would be in a bad mood. But he said that I am not, and the reason behind this is that he would be challenging Big E for the WWE Championship at WWE Day 1 PPV on January 1, 2022.

Rollins seemed really happy in the ring after the announcement and drooling with the same, however, he was cut short by Finn Balor.

 

 

 

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