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We will be bringing you the full results of tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw.
Here's what's on deck:
WWE Raw (12/5)
- Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) (c) vs. Elias & Matt Riddle
- JBL hosts a poker tournament
- Bayley vs. Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley
- Nikki Cross vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch
- Footage is shown of The Bloodline taking out Elias before tonight's show. Jimmy and Jey Uso say that the Tag Team Championship match is canceled but Matt Riddle comes out and introduces Kevin Owens as his partner.
Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) (c) vs. Elias & Kevin Owens
Kevin Owens and Matt Riddle put up a good fight but when the match gets taken to the outside, the interference of Solo Sikoa becomes enough of a distraction to take out Kevin Owens and allow The Usos to hit the 1D for the victory.
Winners and still champions: Jimmy and Jey Uso by pinfall.
- After the match, Kevin Owens chases away Sami Zayn and The Usos with a steel chair. Meanwhile, Solo takes out Matt Riddle by paying homage to Umaga with a Samoan Spike and two Running Hip Attacks, including one with a steel chair.
- John Bradshaw Layfield's poker tournament gets underway and Dexter Lumis and Johnny Gargano force their way into the tournament by using the money Dexter was given by beating The Miz last week.
- Bayley comes out for her match. She is interrupted by Becky Lynch. Becky Lynch says they haven't fought in 3 years and she hopes that Bayley wins her match so that they can fight next week. Becky Lynch tries to leave but engages Rhea Ripley in a 10 face-to-face conversation as Ripley makes her entrance.
Bayley vs. Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley
Rhea Ripley was dominant throughout the match but every woman could garner from near falls. In the end, Rhea Ripley missed a flipping senton from the steel steps. Bayley was able to hit the Rose Plant for the victory.
Winner: Bayley by pinfall.
- After the match, Rhea Ripley attacks Asuka. Seth Rollins is coming up next.
- Seth Rollins previews his upcoming match with Bobby Lashley to determine the number one contender for the WWE United States Championship. Bobby Lashley comes out. Seth Rollins needles him about Brock Lesnar, leading to both men brawling all over the arena. Eventually, producers come out to break up the fight. This leads to Petey Williams getting speared by Bobby Lashley.
- Backstage, Austin Theory reacts to Bobby Lashley and Seth Rollins fighting to see who will earn the right to face him. Mustafa Ali is once again asking for a United States Championship Match. He will get the match later tonight.
- During the poker game, matches are made that put Dominik Mysterio against Akira Tozawa and The O.C. against Baron Corbin and Alpha Academy.
WWE United States Championship: Austin Theory (c) vs. Mustafa Ali
Mustafa Ali Mount some offense with a messy Rana and a Tornado DDT. In the end, Dolph Ziggler comes out to attack Austin Theory leading to a disqualification.
Winner and still champion: Austin Theory by disqualification.
- After the match, Mustafa Ali and Dolph Ziggler confront each other. Austin Theory is able to drop both men.
- The Miz tries to get into JBL’s poker game using his Rolex as collateral. JBL tells Miz it’s fake.
The O.C. (Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, AJ Styles w/ Mia Yim) vs. Baron Corbin & Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis)
In the end, Gallow and Anderson hit the Magic Killer on Otis for the win.
Winners: The O.C by pinfall.
Dominik Mysterio (w/ The Judgment Day) vs. Akira Tozawa
A quick match. In the end, Tozawa misses his Senton and Mystero wins by hitting a Frog Splash. After the match, Judgment Day surrounds Tozawa. The Street Profits hit the ring for the save.
Winner: Dominik Mysterio by pinfall.
- Candice LeRae is seen backstage with Dexter Lumis and Johnny Gargano. Next week, she will take on IYO SKY
- Adam Pearce tells Bobby Lashley he can't go around spearing officials. Lashley tells Adam that he better not let anyone else get in his way.
Nikki Cross vs. Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch nearly wins with a Manhandle Slam on the apron to Nikki Cross. Dakota Kai & IYO SKY prevent Lynch from making the cover. Lynch gets Double Powerbombed through a table by Damage CTRL. Then, Alexa Bliss pins Nikki with Twisted Bliss. Bliss faces Bayley next week,
Winner: Alexa Bliss by pinfall.