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WWE Raw Results & Highlights: Big E defied odds to retain his title against Austin Theory. The Champ snapped Seth Rollins 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 23: The Survivor Series fallout edition of Monday Night Raw aired live from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, the same venue where Survivor Series took place. The show featured not one, not two, but four championship bouts, but only one championship title changed hands. You can check all the results of this week’s WWE Raw here in this post.

WWE Raw Live events of the night

  • The night kicked off with Mr. McMahon sitting in his office upset after his $100 Million Golden Egg was stolen
  • Riddle vs. Dolph Ziggler
  • Becky Lynch in the ring
  • Bianca Belair vs. Tamina
  • Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor
  • AJ Styles & Omos vs. The Street Profits
  • Women’s Tag-Team Championship- Nikki A.S.H & Rhea Ripley vs. Carmella & Queen Zelina
  • 24/7 Championship- Cedric Alexander vs. Reggie
  • Bobby Lashley vs. Rey & Dominik Mysterio
  • United States Championship Open Challenge- Damian Priest vs. Sami Zayn
  • WWE Championship: Big E vs. Austin Theory


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WWE Raw Live Results

WWE Championship- Big E vs. Austin Theory: Time for the main event. Big E to defend his WWE Championship against the next generation star Austin Theory. After the two competitors arrived, Seth Rollins made a surprise visit and he took a seat near the announce table to have a look at the proceedings from up and close.

As the bell rang, Austin held Big E in a side headlock. Theory then went one step ahead and slapped the WWE Champion right in his face. This made the WWE Champion furious and he completely lost it. He was up and running with his offense now that included some right-hand strikes and elbow strikes. Big E then took Theory to the apron and jumped off with a dive.

As the match was going on, Kevin Owens’ music hit and he also made his way near the announce table to take a look at the proceedings from close. Meanwhile, in the ring, Theory placed a unique vertical slam on Big E and then sent him outside the ring with a dropkick. Big E fell right in front of the announce table, meanwhile, Owens and Rollins were on either side of the table. We now head into commercials.

After the commercial, both men were in the ring and Austin Theory was unloading with some serious right-hand strikes. After some strikes, Theory was caught by Big E with two overhead belly-to-belly followed by a side belly-to-belly slam. Big E was getting in his zone now and sent Theory into the corner to bash into him, however, Theory escaped harm’s way, and Big E stuck face-first into the middle turnbuckle.

After some exchange of offense between the two men, Big E went outside to reply to Seth Rollins’ trash talking. When Big E was entering the ring, Rollins snapped hit a dirty shot on the back of his knee and Theory took advantage in the ring by hitting a neck breaker inside the ring. On the outside, Owens put his hands on Seth Rollins after the latter attacked Big E, the two men got involved in a verbal altercation and Theory was looking outside at them.

This gave Big E enough time to regroup and hit Austin Theory with a Big Ending to end the match and retain his WWE title.

WWE Raw Live Results: Big E defeated Austin Theory via Pinfall

After the match got over, Big E went outside and bumped into Seth Rollins from behind. Rollins ricocheted on Kevin Owens who was standing facing him. The WWE champ then sent Rollins over the announce table and picked up Kevin Owens to roll him inside the ring. Big E went into the ring but Owens escaped. Rollins then came from behind to attack Big E but the Champ ducked his clothesline and ended the night by hitting a Big Ending on his future challenger.



United States Championship Open Challenge: Apollo Crews was the one to come out and talk trash about the United States and the United States Champion Damian Priest. Priest told him to shut up and accept his challenge if he wants. Crews didn’t accept the challenge, but someone did, and that someone was Smackdown Superstar Sami Zayn.

United States Championship Open Challenge- Damian Priest vs. Sami Zayn: Sami Zayn came out and said that if Apollo has not accepted Priest’s challenge, he is happy to accept it. The match started and as soon as the bell rang, Sami went outside but Priest followed him. He struck Sami with his offense but was caught in Sami’s misery who slammed him with an overhead slam into the barricade. We now go into commercials.

After the commercial, we saw both men inside the ring with Sami Zayn working on Damian Priest with his arm wrapped around his neck. Priest however got out of the hold and hit him with a series of big kicks. He sent Sami to the corner and splashed on him before getting caught in a Blue Thunderbomb by Sami Zayn. Sami went for a cover but the champ kicked out at 2.

Sami was up with his offense and even slammed Damian back-first on the mat from the top turnbuckle but couldn’t pin him again. We saw Sami going outside the ring and holding the United States Championship title, while Damian Priest was hanging on the middle rope. Sami shrugged off Damian and this made the champ furious.

What we saw next was a complete turnaround from Damian Priest who hit Sami with a series of right-hand strikes and followed it up by a Reckoning to end Sami Zayn.

WWE Raw Live Results: Damian Priest defeated Sami Zayn via Pinfall



Backstage: Liv Morgan rocked Becky Lynch with a cold right-hand strike after the latter was insulting her next challenger in a backstage interview.



Bobby Lashley vs. Rey & Dominik Mysterio: Before the match could have started, MVP took a mic and said that he has the utmost respect for Rey Mysterio because he is a giant of this industry. MVP did all the possible trash taking he could and pissed Rey Mysterio for good.

After the bell rang, Dominik ran into Lashley to unload with some strikes on him, however Bobby’s brute strength got the better of Dominik’s quickness and he was brutalized. Bibby sent Dominik to his corner, where Rey took the tag. Rey now ran into Bobby with a dropkick on the corner and simultaneous tags between the Mysterio’s saw Bobby getting attacked with a series of stomps in the corner.

Finally, Bobby got out of the corner by lifting Rey on his shoulders and power slamming him. He was going for his vicious Hurt Lock but Dominik hit a flying dropkick from behind that saw Lashley going outside the ring. Dominik tried diving from the top rope on Lashley, but the All-Mighty caught him in mid-air and held him on his shoulders to bash him into the corner post. Before Lashley could have bashed Dominik face-first into the corner post, Rey saved the day for his son by diving on Lashley from the ring. We now head into commercials.

After the commercial, we saw Dominik struggling in the ring with Lashley who hit him with a Neutralizer. Lashley went for a cover but Dominik kicked out at 2. Lashley then sent Dominik outside the ring and lifted him on his shoulders to bash him face-first into the corner post. He then sent him back first into the barricade.

The action shifted in the ring and Dominik was struggling again. He git some opening though when he escaped a Neutralizer and tagged in Rey. The father-son duo did their best to get the hold on Bobby Lashley, but then they weren’t good enough.

A double 619 and a double splash from the top turnbuckle were not enough to put the All-Mighty down. Finally, we saw a devastating Spear from Lashley to Rey and a Hurt Lock on Dominik. That was enough to conclude the match.

WWE Raw Live Results: Bobby Lashley made Dominik Mysterio submit.



Reggie vs. Cedric Alexander: Reggie defended his 24/7 Title against Cedric Alexander. The match saw some brutal strikes from Cedric Alexander who was completely dominating Reggie. In the end, Cedric ended Reggie with his finisher and won the championship.

WWE Raw Live Results: Cedric Alexander defeated Reggie

After the match got over, Dana Brooke snapped Cedric Alexander with a high-flying dive from the top turnbuckle and pinned him to become the new 24/7 Champion.

WWE Raw Live Results: Dana Brooke defeated Cedric Alexander to become the new 24/7 Champion



Backstage: Austin Theory was the one who stole the Golden Egg and he gave it to Mr. McMahon now. He said he stole the Egg because he just wanted to take a selfie with it.

He was then given an opportunity to face Big E for the WWE Championship tonight, and this pissed Sami Zayn who questioned Mr. McMahon after he didn’t give him the WWE Championship match as promised earlier. (Mr. McMahon promised Sami a WWE Championship match if he could help him find the thief).



Women’s Tag-Team Championship- Nikki A.S.H & Rhea Ripley vs. Carmella & Queen Zelina: As the bell rung Carmella went outside the ring to wear her protective mask. Rhea didn’t like Carmella wasting time and went outside to hit a kick right in her gut. She then rolled Carmella inside the ring and brutalized her with a clothesline and other heavy strikes.

Rhea threw Carmella to her own corner where she tagged in Queen Zelina. Now it was time for Queen Zelina to get brutalized and getting women handled by Rhea Ripley. Zelina got some opening by hitting a DDT on Rhea Ripley. Rhea then tagged Nikki A.S.H and she was in action now.

Zelina was handling the force of Nikki A.S.H in the ring and Carmella was assisting her with some interference. When Rhea tried intervening, Carmella hit her with a superkick and sent her outside the ring. She then went outside and hit Rhea with another superkick that saw her head ricocheted with the corner post. Meanwhile, in the ring, Queen Zelina hit a sunset flip to pin Nikki and become the new Women’s Tag-Team Champions.

WWE Raw Live Results: Queen Zelina & Carmella defeated Nikki A.S.H & Rhea Ripley to become the new Women’s Tag-Team Champions.



Omos & AJ Styles vs. The Street Profits: Montez Ford and AJ Styles were the ones to start the proceedings of the match. Styles was taken down by a shoulder tackle from Ford. Dawkins then took the tag and both men placed a move in tandem on AJ Styles. The Phenomenal One then got some space to tag in Omos and the big man was in the ring now. As Omos entered the ring, both Dawkins and Ford left the ring to prepare a strategy for him. We head into commercials now.

After the commercial, AJ Styles and Montez Ford were inside the ring and the former was in command. However, Ford, who was desperate to tag Ford finally tagged his partner in by hitting a silencer to AJ Styles. Ford completely changed the momentum with his quick strikes and was rolling. His momentum was cut short with a step-up ensegurie.

AJ Styles tried delivering the Styles Clash, but Montez lifted him overhead and he fell near his corner, where Omos took the tag. Montez Ford tried slaying Omos, but all his offenses were worthless. With nothing working for the Street Profits against AJ’s personal colossus Omos, Angelo Dawkins brought a fire extinguisher from the outside and used it on both Omos and AJ Styles. The referee called for the bell and the match got disqualified.

WWE Raw Live Results: AJ Styles & Omos defeated The Street Profits via DQ



Backstage: Kevin Owens was seen searching for the Golden Egg. He got interviewed backstage and was asked why he betrayed Team Raw at Survivor Series. He didn’t answer this question but said that he wants to find the Golden Egg to get a WWE Championship title shot. Also, he said if he doesn’t find it, he is eager to see who finds it and walks out as the WWE Champion tonight.



Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor: Rollins was in the ring with the mic and was talking about last night where he emerged as the sole survivor. He said he was born to lead Team Raw to victory.

He then said he defeated Team Smackdown all by his own by saying that Kevin Owens walked off and proved that he is nothing but a backstabber and a liar, Bobby Lashley got counted out, Austin Theory tried his bet but couldn’t get the job done, and Finn Balor got Brogue kicked by Sheamus to get pinned in the middle of the ring. Seth continued talking and glorified himself till the time his segment was cut short by Finn Balor’s music.

Balor walked through the ramp and was doing his signature walk into the ring through the apron, but Seth attacked him from behind to send Finn to the floor. The two men got involved in a braw even before the bell could have rung. Both men were going back and forth with their offense and were brawling inside and outside the ring. Rollins slammed him face-first onto the barricade and then ambushed him in one of the corners of the barricade.

He then took out Balor with a steel stair before rolling him inside the ring and hitting him with a curb stomp. Officials came t attend Finn Balor and Rollins made his way out of the ring, but The Visionary returned again to stomp Balor yet again in the middle of the ring.

When Rollins was walking backstage, he got tackled by a fan from the crowd.



Bianca Belair vs. Tamina: As the bell rang, both ladies locked themselves in the classic wrestling lock. Soon, Bianca forced Tamina to the corner and went on to the other corner to tease Tamina by tapping her bums. Bianca got over Tamina with some of his offenses but get caught in a Samoan Drop from Tamina before getting slammed face-first when Tamina pulled her leg from the middle turnbuckle.

Tamina had the upper hand now and she was the lady with momentum. Tamina held Bianca’s face and twisted it for good. Tamina was applying pressure and wasn’t letting Bianca break it. Bianca somehow got out of the hold, and went to the corner, Tamina followed her and tried bashing into her, but Tamina moved out of harm’s way and Tamina stuck shoulder-first into the corner post.

This gave Bianca enough time to lift Tamina for Kiss of Death. She lifted Tamina on her shoulder went into the middle of the ring and hit the Kiss of Death perfectly to end the match via pinfall.

WWE Raw Live Results: Bianca Belair defeated Tamina via Pinfall

After the match got over, Natalya who was there outside the ring cheering for Tamina, attacked Bianca from behind. She tried going for a sharpshooter, but Bianca kicked her outside the ring. Bianca then got attacked from behind by Doudrop who has a personal vendetta with Bianca and hit her with a running cross-body splash.



Becky Lynch in the ring: Big Time Becks Becky Lynch is in the ring.

Becky Lynch acknowledged the Brooklyn crowd and said that 3 years back when she slapped Charlotte Flair right on her face it happened in Brooklyn. She then said that last night she just didn’t want to beat Charlotte Flair, she wanted to humiliate her, she wanted to embarrass her and she did it by proving why she is the best.

Becky now talked about her next opponent. She said she wants something new, something refreshing and she is looking forward to someone like Bianca Belair or Rhea Ripley, or maybe the new number one contender Liv Morgan. She targeted Liv Morgan by saying why do you people want me to face Liv Morgan because she is the underdog or because she has won only a single match in over 4 years? The segment ended with Becky doing some trash talking about Liv Morgan saying that nobody is getting the title off her.



Backstage: The entire roster was seen searching Mr. McMahon’s Golden Egg.



Riddle vs. Dolph Ziggler: As the bell rang, Ziggler grabbed Riddle from his leg and tried going for a roll-up pin, but Riddle kicked out at 2 counts. Riddle then tried going for an armbar, but Ziggler countered his move by converting it into yet another near fall.

Ziggler was up with his offense swiftly and hit a dropkick and ripped off Riddle’s mustache and later Ziggler took off his goatee as well, which he wore to look like Randy Orton. Riddle then sent Ziggler to the corner post and hit two kicks right on his side body. He then held him from his gut and lifted him for a horizontal swing. After the swing, Ziggler went out and Riddle followed only to get rocked with a superkick. We now head into commercials.

As we returned from the commercial, both men were inside the ring and Riddle looked in control. Ziggler used Randy’s power slam to stun Ziggler. He then tried going for Randy’s famous middle-rope DDT, but Ziggler sent him outside the ring with an overhead lift. Further, Ziggler leg dropped on the back of Riddle’s neck.

Riddle then took his offense on another level and hit a knee on Ziggler’s face to completely rock him. He then set himself up for a devastating RKO and placed it perfectly to earn a pinfall victory. Riddle used Randy’s finisher to win the match, and after the match got over, Randy came into the ring to save Riddle from an attack from Robert Roode. Randy saved Riddle and placed a Bro-Derek (Riddle’s finisher) on Robert Roode.

WWE Raw Live Results- Riddle defeated Dolph Ziggler via Pinfall



Backstage: Riddle was seen dressed up like Randy Orton and the latter was visibly upset. Randy said that he wants Riddle to be like him, but that doesn’t mean that he should dress up like him.


The night kicked off with Mr.McMahon sitting in his office upset after his Golden Egg was stolen. Vince was seen having a meeting with WWE Authority figures Sonya Deville & Adam Pearce. The three were seen speculating who could have stolen the egg.

Then Vince said that if he doesn’t get the egg by the end of the night, he will let Sonya Deville and Adam Pearce go. Further, Vince McMahon also said that the one who will bring the lost egg to him will get a WWE Championship match against Big E tonight.

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