WWE Raw notes: Two title matches on January 2nd, The Bloodline attacks roster, Bayley def. Becky Lynch

Originally published at WWE Raw notes: Two title matches on January 2nd, The Bloodline attacks roster, Bayley def. Becky Lynch

The December 26th episode of WWE Raw is going to be a ‘Best of 2022’ show. They’ll be back live with the program on January 2nd, 2023 from Nashville, Tennessee. On that show, there will be two title defenses, one of which will see Tennessee’s Bianca Belair defend the Raw Women’s Title against Alexa Bliss. They had a sit-down segment on tonight’s show that featured Bliss detailing her history with Bray Wyatt and how he ‘changed’ her. The segment concluded after Bliss hit Belair over the head with a vase. 

The second of two title matches is Seth Rollins challenging Austin Theory for the United States Championship. As Rollins and Theory were addressing one another in the ring, they were approached by The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso). Theory left Rollins to fend for himself, but Kevin Owens came out for the save. 

In the main event, Owens and Rollins bested The Usos. Theory ambushed Rollins from behind during the bout. Post-match, Sami Zayn creeped up on Owens from behind but Owens caught him and Zayn left the ring. 

#WWERaw Women's Champion @BiancaBelairWWE felt the wrath of @AlexaBliss_WWE earlier tonight! pic.twitter.com/WIt2u6zqvN

— WWE (@WWE) December 20, 2022

Who won the war of words here … @WWERollins or @_Theory1?#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/14INKmrhdG

— WWE (@WWE) December 20, 2022

The show started off with Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns issuing a warning to Kevin Owens and ‘showing him’ how strong The Bloodline is. Throughout the night, The Bloodline (Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Sami Zayn & Solo Sikoa) ambushed a number of talents including Mustafa Ali, NXT’s Andre Chase, Dolph Ziggler, Cedric Alexander and an individual was hit with a guitar by Solo. 

Later in the show, after Luke Gallows and NEVER Openweight Champion Karl Anderson defeated Alpha Academy (Chad Gable & Otis), they were ambushed by The Bloodline. This ultimately led to A.J. Styles coming after Zayn and them having a singles match that Zayn won with some assistance from Solo Sikoa. 

#TheBloodline continues to wreck havoc backstage at #WWERaw! pic.twitter.com/awEDqxGlP8

— WWE (@WWE) December 20, 2022

Did @SamiZayn just meet his match on #WWERaw? pic.twitter.com/mAADDgzOrT

— WWE (@WWE) December 20, 2022

Per PWInsider, at the Main Event taping prior to Raw going live, Mustafa Ali defeated Axiom and Cedric Alexander defeated Andre Chase. 

With help from IYO SKY and Dakota Kai, Bayley picked up a win over Becky Lynch. 

One of the security guards for the segment during which The Bloodline were being escorted to the back was Frontman Jah-C. POST Wrestling has an interview with Jah at this link