WWE Raw notes: Two #1 contenders matches on 12/12, Petey Williams gets speared, tag title bout

Originally published at https://www.postwrestling.com/2022/12/05/wwe-raw-notes-two-1-contenders-matches-on-12-12-petey-williams-gets-speared-tag-title-bout/

There were two Triple Threat matches to set up a number one contender’s match for next week. The first saw Bayley best Asuka and Rhea Ripley. The second which headlined the show was Alexa Bliss besting Becky Lynch and Nikki Cross. After a confrontation with Bayley earlier in the night, Damage CTRL’s IYO SKY and Dakota Kai ambushed Lynch which ruled her out of the Triple Threat result. Alexa and Bayley will meet next week to determine who gets to challenge Bianca Belair for the Raw Women’s Title. 

There is going to be another number one contender match on 12/12 as Seth Rollins faces Bobby Lashley. The winner of that is going to be Austin Theory’s next challenger for the United States Championship. 

Rollins and Lashley brawled on tonight’s program and producer Petey Williams was accidentally speared by Lashley. Lashley was warned by Adam Pearce about his actions. 

The All Mighty @fightbobby set out to destroy @WWERollins with a spear, but The Visionary had other plans in mind!#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/80tQ6xvBsh

— WWE (@WWE) December 6, 2022

To open the show, The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) were scheduled to defend the Undisputed WWE Tag Titles against Matt Riddle and Elias. Elias was unable to compete due to The Bloodline beating him down before the show. Filling in for Elias was Kevin Owens but The Usos were able to hold onto the belts. Post-match, Owens ran off The Usos and Sami Zayn with a chair. Riddle was left in the ring with Solo Sikoa, who delivered a ‘Samoan Spike’ to Riddle and then gave him a hip attack while a chair was wrapped around his neck. 

.@SuperKingofBros just got bulldozed by @WWESoloSIkoa on #WWERaw! pic.twitter.com/BGJ1aZRuF8

— WWE (@WWE) December 6, 2022

Due to Drew McIntyre being unable to compete this Friday on SmackDown, he will not be able to tag with Sheamus to face The Usos for the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Titles. Butch is going to take McIntyre’s place.

Austin Theory gave Mustafa Ali a shot at the United States Title, but the match was thrown out after Dolph Ziggler ambushed Theory. The United States Champion was able to take out both Ziggler and Ali while they were arguing about what Ziggler had done. 

Scheduled for 12/12 is a singles match between Candice LeRae and IYO SKY. Their last one-on-one was at NXT Halloween Havoc in 2020

Dexter Lumis used the money from The Miz’s payout to enter into JBL’s poker tournament. Lumis ended up winning after there was an argument that broke out between other competitors which resulted in everyone leaving the tables.