WWE Raw notes: Ladder match on 12/19, Alexa Bliss earns title match, Kevin Owens/Elias

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/12/12/wwe-raw-notes-ladder-match-on-12-19-alexa-bliss-earns-title-match-kevin-owens-elias/

It is official that on the December 19th edition of Monday Night Raw, The Miz and Dexter Lumis will compete in a Ladder match for the money that Lumis earned by defeating Miz in a match. During the show, Gargano and Lumis were handing out merchandise to the audience but Miz came and stole the bag of money they had.

Adam Pearce confronted Miz at the entrance ramp and ordered that he give the money back. It was then suggested that Miz puts up money and Lumis will put up his money and they’ll compete for it in a Ladder match. Miz had to dress as Santa’s elf and give out merchandise in order to get the match. 

Not so fast, @mikethemiz!#WWERaw @DexterWWE @JohnnyGargano @ScrapDaddyAP pic.twitter.com/f0fLcb1fMQ

— WWE (@WWE) December 13, 2022

Alexa Bliss bested Bayley to open the show to secure a Raw Women’s Title match against the champion Bianca Belair. Prior to the match, Becky Lynch ambushed WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Dakota Kai and IYO SKY so Bayley had no backup. 

After Bliss’ win, she had a face-off with Belair. As they went in for a friendly hug, Bray Wyatt’s logo flashed on the big screen and Bliss set Belair up for the ‘Sister Abigail’ but let her go. 

… What was that?#WWERaw @AlexaBliss_WWE @BiancaBelairWWE pic.twitter.com/p2XdO8cjgc

— WWE (@WWE) December 13, 2022

There was a singles match between Elias and Solo Sikoa. Elias asked Kevin Owens if he would have his back to even the numbers game with Sami Zayn in Solo’s corner. Owens brought up the Ezekiel situation and Elias stuck to the story that it was his younger brother Owens was dealing with. After Elias lost to Solo, he was about to be further beaten down but Owens made the save. Owens proceeded to give Elias a Stunner after saving him. 

.@IAmEliasWWE wants @FightOwensFight to be in his corner tonight?!?!#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/BdRg6w20Jm

— WWE (@WWE) December 13, 2022

Not on @FightOwensFight's watch! 😮#WWERaw @WWESoloSikoa @SamiZayn @IAmEliasWWE pic.twitter.com/dx4QGC0Vua

— WWE (@WWE) December 13, 2022

Asuka and Rhea Ripley went one-on-one and Asuka spit mist into the face of Dominik Mysterio who was getting involved. That distraction gave Ripley the advantage and she defeated Asuka with the ‘Riptide’ finisher. 

WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion IYO SKY got a win over Candice LeRae in singles competition.