The taping for next week’s Raw took place following this week’s Raw in Sacramento. That’s because next week’s Raw falls on Christmas Eve, so WWE opted to tape the show instead of making the talent work that day. That’s nice of WWE after they made the wrestlers perform on Christmas Day last year.
Here are the results of next week’s Raw courtesy of WrestlingInc and a reader named Chip Wooten.
– Elias kicks off the Christmas Eve edition of RAW with a Christmas song in the ring. Elias makes fun of Bobby Lashley and Lio Rush with the song. They interrupt and it’s time for the Miracle on 34th Street Fight.
– Elias defeated Bobby Lashley in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight
The highlight of the match was Elias busting open a present that had Legos in it. Elias back-dropped Lashley onto the toys and shattered a violin over his back. Lio Rush received an Egg Nog bath after the match.
– RAW Tag Team Champions Chad Gable and Bobby Roode defeated The Revival
Chad Gable rolled Scott Dawson up for the pin
– Sasha Banks, Bayley and Ember Moon defeated Mickie James, Dana Brooke and Alicia Fox
The Riott Squad attacked Moon, Banks and Bayley after the match.
– Finn Balor defeated Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler in a Triple Threat
Drew announced himself for the Royal Rumble match in a pre-match promo. Balor won the match by pinning Ziggler. McIntyre came back into the ring for a post-match attack but Ziggler connected with a Zig Zag before he could do anything.
– Paul Heyman comes out for his “Celebrating the Holidays with Paul Heyman” segment. He declares WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar will defeat Braun Strowman at the Royal Rumble. Strowman interrupts, not wearing the sling on his arm, and taunts Heyman, terrifying him. Braun places a Santa hat on Heyman’s head, taunts him a bit more and promises to beat Lesnar for the title at the Rumble.
– Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey defeated Natalya to retain the Raw Women’s Title
Rousey made Natalya tap to the armbar.
– Heath Slater defeated Jinder Mahal by DQ due to interference from The Singh Brothers
Rhyno comes out dressed as Santa Claus to make the save for Slater. Rhyno ends the segment with a Gore to Jinder.
– Seth Rollins defeated Baron Corbin in the main event
Rollins won with a Stomp.
After the snow, Rollins made some snow angels on the stage. Thanks to my buddy Vic for the video.
That’s all for Raw next week. They will likely add in some backstage segments, plus a lot of replays as well.
The WWE Raw crew is off starting tomorrow through until Wednesday, December 26 at a live event in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. It’s not that often where the talent gets a full week off, so I hope they enjoy it.
Smackdown takes place in Fresno, California and it’s a live show as well. After the show is done, they will tape next week’s Smackdown, which airs on December 25 aka Christmas.
I’ll wrap this up with WWE’s annual Happy Holidays video. Enjoy.