WWE Monday Night time time Raw comes waltzing once more into our lives tonight (Jan. 2, 2023) from the Bridgestone Enviornment in Nashville, Tennessee, that features all the most recent assemble to the upcoming Royal Rumble pay-per-view (PPV) extravaganza scheduled for later this month in San Antonio.
Marketed for tonight: Two completely totally different titles could be on the highway, as Bianca Belair (wrestling in her hometown) locations the Raw women’s championship up for grabs in a singles match in direction of Alexa Bliss whereas Seth Rollins will get one different crack at Austin Concept and his United States championship. Plus, it’s the first current of the model new yr so rely on an entire lot additional!
Come correct once more proper right here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw dwell weblog will kick off as quickly as the current begins on USA Group. Will in all probability be below this line proper right here. Reminder: GIFs and pics allowed, nevertheless no hyperlinks to illegal streams, please.
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JAN. 2
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The current opens with the intro video, until it’s interrupted partway by means of by the Bloodline (sans Roman Reigns and Paul Heyman) leaping the guardrail and wreaking havoc.
Jimmy Uso will get on a commentary headset and says the Bloodline is taking over Monday Night time time Raw. They flip the commentary desk and Sami Zayn tells the digital digital camera that the Bloodline runs the current, on behalf of the Tribal Chief.
Enter Kevin Owens, microphone in hand.
Sami tells him to take care of his mouth shut and listen to rigorously, on account of they’re not in a wonderful mood tonight, and this could be a hostile takeover of Monday Night time time Raw by the Bloodline by any means important, and different individuals will get hurt, and it’s as a consequence of Owens.
Kev says all he truly must do is go punch Sami throughout the face, nevertheless Adam Pearce comes down with security to stop him. He tells the Bloodline that they’re not accountable for Raw, he’s, and he’s enable them to get away with it for a lot too prolonged. They’re not doing this tonight or the least bit throughout the new yr, and the Bloodline are going to go away his ring and do it peacefully.
He sends security after them, they take them out with ease, and Owens takes points into his private palms! He rushes the ring nevertheless will get overwhelmed by That Rattling Numbers Sport! Adam calls the locker room down and they also actually really feel the ring to take the Bloodline out!
Pearce tells the Bloodline within the occasion that they should come to work, he’ll put them to work, and he hopes he launched their boots and their gear, on account of they’re all gonna have matches tonight!
Bianca Belair is interviewed backstage.
She says she’s no sufferer, and after tonight she doesn’t want to debate to or about Alexa Bliss on account of their relationship is previous restore. Alexa is her private specific individual, Bray Wyatt or no Bray Wyatt, and she or he’s gonna present why the title belongs with the EST tonight.
We within the discount of to commentary at their shattered desk and go to interrupt.
Once more from industrial, Adam Pearce meets with the locker room, who’re all shouting regarding the matches they want in direction of the Bloodline tonight.
Adam says he’s conscious of everyone wants a bit of them nevertheless there’s solely 4 of them. Elias pitches a singles in direction of Solo Sikoa, and Pearce books him a Music Metropolis Highway Wrestle. For the rest, he makes a six-man tag, Sami Zayn and the Usos in direction of Kevin Owens and the Highway Earnings.
As for the rest of them, he’s conscious of all individuals wants palms on them, nonetheless it’s a model new yr in WWE and he wants everyone to behave want it.
Alexa Bliss vs. Bianca Belair (c) (WWE Raw Ladies’s Championship)
Belair pops her one out the gates after which makes use of Alexa’s high in direction of her, holding her once more with one hand sooner than throwing a punch! Headbutt follows, to the bottom, blocking a headscissors, Bianca swings her into the barricade and we go to interrupt!
Once more from industrial, Bliss is getting some offense in nevertheless Belair cracks off a shoulder block, flips over her, taunting, Alexa tries to run away nevertheless Bianca grabs her hair! Counter a crucifix, swing her out, the EST slapping her private ass up throughout the turnbuckles!
Backflip up and over, dropkick into the nook, Bliss sidesteps and the champion goes arduous into the put up! Stomping away, standing on her once more, stamping her face into the mat! Drawing her up for a suplex, jockeying for place, Bianca will get her up in a vertical nevertheless she floats over and turns it proper right into a backbreaker… NOPE!
Choking the champion throughout the nook, shopping for and promoting correct palms, one different nearfall for Alexa! DDT countered, reversed into the delayed vertical and she or he will get it this time! Belair smashes her nook to nook, scoop and a slam! One different slam, a third, handspring moonsault… NOT ENOUGH!
To the bottom, Alexa lands a cannonball senton and we go to interrupt!
Once more from industrial, Bianca hits an Iconoclasm out of the nook, will get shoved once more in, shotgun dropkick from Bliss! Cowl for two, reverse chinlock utilized to aim to grind the champion down. Insault to Hurt tries to adjust to it up nevertheless Belair rolls away from the standing moonsault!
Bianca deadlifts her proper right into a backbreaker rack, Alexa fights out nevertheless will get hossed up proper right into a backbreaker for her trouble! Movement to the bottom, Bliss will get distracted by an individual in an Uncle Howdy masks as referee Shaun Bennett counts. Once more inside, up excessive, perching, distracted by one different masked man, Alexa will get down from the turnbuckles.
The tron flashes Bray Wyatt graphics and Bliss hits a Lou Thesz Press on Bennett! One for Bianca, taking her to the bottom, throwing her into the put up repeatedly, ending her off with a DDT into the steel steps that leaves Belair bloodied!
Bianca Belair wins by disqualificaiton, presumably.
Alexa comes once more and attracts her up… A SECOND DDT ONTO THE STEEL!
Medics come down with a stretcher and we go to interrupt.
Once more from industrial, we get a recap of what we merely seen, on account of Raw is three hours prolonged. (Three hours prolonged.)
We moreover get footage from the break, of Alexa storming off by means of the group and Montez Ford serving to Bianca Belair to the once more largely beneath her private power.
Austin Concept is interviewed backstage.
He says Seth Rollins is the earlier and he’s the now, and he’s outplaying him at every flip, and his eternally reign is solely beginning.
Elias is throughout the ring to sing us a music.
He greets Nashville and says he’s gonna smash this guitar all through Solo Sikoa’s face and current him that WWE stands for “stroll with Elias.” He, in any case, obtained right here prepared with a music, and naturally Solo’s entrance interrupts him.
Elias vs. Solo Sikoa (Music Metropolis Highway Wrestle)
Collar and elbow, Sikoa shoves him away, once more to the lockup, side headlock from Elias, shot off, shoulder block! One different headlock, into the nook for shoulder thrusts to interrupt, large correct hand from the Enforcer! Correct palms and headbutts, choking the Drifter throughout the nook!
Correct palms, low bridge sends Solo to the bottom, he sidesteps a dropkick and cracks a punch all through the face of Elias! Sikoa grabs a cowbell nevertheless the Drifter cuts him off and picks it up, cracking it all through his once more! Into the put up, correct palms, Elias grabs an acoustic guitar nevertheless Solo geese the El Kabong and it shatters all through the ringpost!
Elias reverses a toss and throws Sikoa by means of a drum set after which smashes him throughout the head with a hi-hat as we go to interrupt!
Once more from industrial, Elias takes Solo to the stage, whip reversed and he goes proper right into a speaker cabinet! Sikoa spikes him throughout the forehead with a microphone, superkick follows, and he throws the Drifter by means of a drum set! A snare stand to the midsection repeatedly as they return down the aisle and a headbutt follows!
Once more throughout the ring, whip reversed, Samoan Drop! Elias turns it spherical, smacking him throughout the baci wth a keyboard and getting a two rely off of it! Rear chinlock follows, Sikoa straightens up and hits a belly-to-belly suplex! Lying in wait, charging in, Elias sidesteps and he goes into the put up!
Smashing the enforcer throughout the head with a tamborine, punches and chops, whip all through, Stinger Splash! One different one, off the ropes, spinning spinebuster takes Solo off of his toes! Additional tamborine images, clothesline over the ropes and to the bottom! Elias grabs the keyboard and smashes it over Sikoa’s once more!
Grabbing the shattered guitar from earlier, Elias drops it and walks over to a musician of some repute named Hardy throughout the entrance row who offers him a guitar! Once more inside, superkick counters, Hardy jumps the barricade and picks up the guitar himself! Sikoa sends him packing, cuts Elias out of midair with the Samoan Spike and hoists him up… SPINNING SOLO OFF THE APRON AND INTO A PIANO! IT’S OVER!
Solo Sikoa wins by pinfall with Spinning Solo off the apron and proper right into a piano.
We get a recap of SmackDown’s tag workforce important event from ultimate week and are promised our six-man after the break.