Welcome one and all to Monday Night Raw! Providing three hours of Raw results coverage with nearly cringe-worthy puns is the illustriousMike Hogan. For the next three hours, we'll have live results coverage with updates every five to ten minutes.
Our official preview dropped earlier this morning and listed a pair of matches and gave us the heads-up of the return of a Legend. In addition to the Rated-R Superstar, Edge, re-debuting tonight, we'll also see non-title action as WWE Champion Big E battles recent foe Kevin Owens and singles action as Seth Rollins goes one-on-one against the Demon Prince, Finn Bálor.
Also, thanks to a late update, we've learned that a pair of title matches have been added to tonight's card. RK-Bro will defend their Raw Tag Team Championship against the Dirty Dawgs and United States Champion Damian Priest puts the strap on the line against Apollo Crews!
We've got a great night ahead of us with all this, and much more, next on Raw! So with all that said, let's get things started! For those of you who want just the results and not the novella, click here!
WWE Monday Night Raw Live Results November 29, 2021): UBS Arena - Elmont, NY
Welcome to Monday Night Raw!
The illustrious Byron Saxton, and those other guys Corey Graves & Jimmy Smith, welcome us to the UBS Arena in wonderful Elmont, NY. No time is wasted on quick recaps or the like as we kick it off with the Architect.
In the Ring Promo: Seth Rollins
Seth makes his way on out to a rather mild reaction from the NY crowd. The digital crowd is full of piped-in boos but the local crowd is, meh, at best. Seth tells the audience he's Seth Freakin' Rollins and nobody can keep him down. He states that there's a very special reason for his great mood tonight. "I've got a secret! I've got some breaking news, you guys, wanna hear the breaking news? You wanna hear the breaking news? Aight, give me a little drum-roll....it is official, at Day One--Atlanta, Georgia--it's going to be Big E vs Seth Freakin' Rollins for the WWE Championship!" He carries on, telling us it's not only going to be the first day of a new era, it's the first day of his next championship reign that will define this business. He gloats that he's a visionary, a revolutionary, and cackles again as Finn Bálor makes his way out. This match is next!
Singles Match: Finn Bálor vs Seth Rollins
Bálor makes his way out wearily. Bálor immediately goes after Rollins before the bed, attacking the false messiah as comeuppance for the Rollins attack last week. Bálor beats Rollins to the commentary table and sings him in the ring. Rollins hits a Suicide Dive to the outside and Bálor counters with a Sling Blade! Bálor uses the steel steps to bash Rollins. Rollins rolls into the ring and Bálor enters. The ref checks on both and we're under way! Bálor immediately connects with the Shotgun Dropkick and climbs up, looking for a Coup de Grace. Rollins rolls to the outside and Bálor launches, connecting on the tope con giro as we head to break!
Back from the break. We return to replays of the brawl before the bell as
Bálor kicks Rollins in the abdomen. Rollins looks for a springboard strike but Bálor moves to the apron. Bálor with a high kick to counter a Rollins charge, but Rollins kicks Bálor's feet out as he ascends the turnbuckles again. Rollins climbs up and hits his beautiful Superplex into a Falcon Arrow combination pin, getting a close two! Graves reminds us that Bálor defeated Rollins six years ago to become the first-ever Universal Championship, and Saxton notes this loss is still under Rollins' skin. Rollins climbs up top and dives, crashing into Bálor's knees. Bálor with a pin attempt followed by a standing double-foot stomp for another pin attempt. Bálor looks for a Sling Blade but Rollins counters and connects with a Sling Blade of his own. Rollins squanders his lead and Bálor takes control back with another Sling Blade and another Shotgun Dropkick. Bálor looks for another Coup de Grace but Rollins rolls out of the way. Both men are down on the mat, huffing and puffing and making love-hate eyes at each other. The crowd starts to wake up and launches dueling chants as Rollins & Bálor launch fists and kicks in the middle of the ring. Bálor takes the upper hand and looks for the 1916 but Rollins jabs a thumb into Bálor's eye. Rollins capitalizes on the illegal move, all behind the ref's back, and hits the Stomp to pick up the win.
Your Winner, Seth Rollins!
Backstage: Vince McMahon and Austin Theory
We get a quick recap of the events from last week, namely the million-dollar-egg heist at Survivor Series. Sami Zayn snitched on Austin Theory, who managed to charm McMahon into rewarding himself (Theory) with a title shot. We flash to tonight where McMahon can admire what Theory did, both in the ring and out, but if Theory ever steals from McMahon again, "I'll kill you."
Raw Women's Championship Contract Signing
Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch makes her way out. We're told a contract signing is in our near future and we head to break. Afterwards, and after the above s-egg-ment, we return to the ring. WWE Official Sonya Deville has the ring decorated and the Man rests in a chair as Morgan makes her way out. Lynch tells Morgan that this is Liv's first contract signing, and tells Liv she's welcome. She addresses last week when she mocked Liv until Liv struck her. Lynch continues the trend started last week, Flair circa 2019, in which she runs down Morgan's talent and failures. Lynch tells Deville to announce the stipulation--this match is next week at Raw. Lynch tells the audience "the next big town gets the match" and not Elmont.
Lynch mocks Long Island and the hockey team, working the crowd up and waking them up. Morgan gets on the mic and demands Lynch shut up "for once." She signs the contract and takes her turn on the mic. Morgan states that she channeled her emotions into a fist last week, whereas Lynch channeled hers--after the loss to Flair at Survivor Series--into a bunch of crying. Liv calls up footage from Survivor Series eight days ago, during which Lynch passionately addresses the outcome of the match, complete with quivering voice and tears.
Morgan states that Lynch's "big fat contract" is the "reason my (Morgan's) friends are gone," referring to the now-defunct Riott Squad. Morgan continues, angrily attacking Lynch with words and attempting to get physical. Deville blocks the two. Lynch gets the last word, telling Morgan that Lynch pitched a ten-woman tag team match. Team Liv versus Team Becs tonight. Liv Morgan teams with Belair, Ripley, A.S.H and Brooke to take on Lynch and four more women tonight.
Riddle shows up wearing the new purple and neon green "Hey Raaandy" shirt. Riddle is disappointed that Orton didn't show up dressed like Riddle, and Riddle states it's because last week, Riddle dressed like Orton. Orton asks "why the hell would I do that?" Riddle begins babbling on about how Orton should do it. Orton tells Riddle he's brain dead if he thinks Orton's going to ride the scooter, barefoot, down to the ring. He apologizes to Riddle for snapping, stating that they have to be more ruthless than anyone else and they have to stay ten steps ahead of the competition. He asks Riddle if he understands, and Riddle does. Riddle asks Orton to close his eyes. Riddle puts a blonde wig on Orton who surprisingly looks more like Dolph Ziggler than Riddle. Orton opens his eyes, gives Riddle two seconds to remove it, and tells him never to do it again.
Raw Tag Team Championship Match: RK-Bro(c) vs the Dirty Dawgs
RK-Bro make their way out together to the best reaction of the night so far. After a break, the Dirty Dawgs are out. As soon as the bell rings, Ziggler & Roode rush over and attack the champs. Ziggler and Roode double-team Riddle, who's legal for their team, and look for a quick pin. Ziggler's tagged back in and Roode catapults Riddle into a jumping DDT for another close cover. Orton takes position on the apron and works the crowd and his partner. Riddle attempts to tag in Orton but Dolph takes Riddle into a neutral corner. Ziggler looks for a splash but Riddle dodges and Ziggler face-plants on a turnbuckle. Riddle crawls towards Orton and shrugs off a Ziggler attempt to stop the hot tag. Orton takes down Roode on the apron and Ziggler in the ring. Orton sets up the Spike DDT but Roode grabs Ziggler's legs and pulls him to safety. Ziggler and Roode pull Orton out. Orton fights both men at the commentary area. Orton sends Ziggler into the table. Orton looks for a back drop but Ziggler lays out the Viper with a kick. Roode intercepts an entering Riddle and slams him onto the announce table as we head to a break.
Back from the break. Ziggler stomps at Orton in the corner and tags in Roode. Graves compliments the Dawgs frequent use of fast tags and tandem offense. Roode with a neckbreaker and a pin attempt. Roode does push-ups, yelling "come on, Randy" as he taunts the Viper. Roode with a side sleeper, dragging Orton down to the mat after the crowd attempts to fire Orton up. Orton fights to his feet a second time and shoots off a belly-to-back suplex. Both men are down; both make hot tags simultaneously. Riddle clears house, dropping both Dawgs with suplexes and a Bro-ton for spare. Riddle sets Roode up on the middle rope and hits the Spike DDT, much to Orton's approval. Orton is tagged in and the crowd wakes up. Orton plays to the crowd, firing them up. Orton and Riddle drop to the mat and look for stereo RKOs but the Dawgs counter! Ziggler counters another RKO into a Zig Zag and nearly picks up the win! Again the crowd comes alive for the champs, and Orton finally connects with the RKO after a Ziggler Superkick attempt to pick up the win.
Your Winners and STILL Raw Tag Champions, RK-Bro!
Backstage: WWE Official Adam Pearce and Seth Rollins
Rollins comes to Pearce, addressing a rumor Owens shared--that Owens could get the title shot at Big E during the Day 1 ppv event if he were to win his non-title match against Big E later tonight. Rollins doesn't believe it and questions Pearce, who confirms Owens is lying. Rollins leaves, Deville enters and asks what's up. Pearce catches her up and Deville adds it's not a bad idea.
Edge Returns to Monday Night Raw!
Edge comes out to a suddenly-alive crowd, playing up as he makes his way to the ring all smiles and grins. We head to a short break ahead of his address to the WWE Universe. Edge compliments the WWE Universe, explaining the reaction is part of why he loves this job. He's glad to be on Raw, which has a roster full of folk for Edge to sink his teeth into. He names multiple Raw Superstars that he's yet to face but none are as...awesome...as the returning Miz & Maryse!
The Miz and Maryse come out in matching sparkly silver outfits. The Miz takes offense with the WWE plugging Edge's return tonight, and all of the comeback plugs he's had. The Miz points out that he's been a workhorse for the WWE for all these years but yet "I don't get the triumphant return, I don't get the pyrotechnic display" but what "really pisses me off is right here, right now, one of the greatest female Superstars in the history of this company--she puts the Mrs. in Miz & Mrs.--Maryse" is back. Edge apologizes for not naming Miz in his list of future competitors, he thought the Miz was busy painting himself like a genie. Maryse defends her husband, alluding to the thought that the Miz won Dancing with the Stars. Edge points out the Miz placed 9th. The Miz complains that the WWE Universe forgot to vote for him, and says Jojo Siwa has a better fan base. Ouch!
Edge understands why the Miz is upset but, instead of addressing it with WWE officials, Edge knows the Miz is here to put himself back in the main-event picture. Edge states he could count to three and have the fans chant "Miz sucks"--and he does just that, giving the crowd a beat or two to continue the chant. The Miz asks how dare the WWE Universe do this to him? He points out he held the WWE title six months ago. He asks Edge when was the last time Edge had a title run, and points out it was a long time ago. The Miz claims he surpassed Edge long ago and tells Edge that he should have stayed at home. Edge admits that the Miz has a point--Edge can't do this (wrestling) forever.
Edge knows the window is small, and he also knows that everybody in the back respects Edge and wants the chance to stand in the ring across from Edge. Edge states the Miz could've had that but he lacks respect, and bitches and moans, complaining the entire time. Edge tells the Miz "you made it here, standing across the ring from me, from Tough Enough and you went all the way to...main event WrestleMania against John Cena with the Rock as Special Enforcer...and you beat him!" Edge gives the Miz props for going further than anyone could ever have gone, then takes a dig by stating the Miz is too busy using wrestling for his other endeavors, "leaving your partners (behind) to get fired" (referencing John Morrison's recent release.) Edge challenges the Miz as he's upset the A-Lister; the Miz, however, declines and we end our segment.
Tag Match: the Street Profits vs the Alpha Academy
The Profits are out first. Alpha Academy follow after a commercial break, and the duo take an early lead as they utilize fast tags to keep Montez Ford in their corner. Ford's grown a beard out. Ford looks to springboard in but Gable catches Ford mid-air and turns it into a suplex. Styles is still playing up a "sightless" gimmick, wearing shades and still claiming he can't see. He asks Graves to describe what's going on and compliments Graves' work. Future Hall-of-Famer Angelo Dawkins takes the hot tag and hits a pair of suplexes on Gable. Dawkins with a Discus Clothesline followed by a spinebuster. Ford comes in off the blind tag. Gable rolls outside and teams with Otis to attack Dawkins. Ford with a tope con giro to the Alpha Academy outside. Ford climbs up top and Styles gets too close. Ford attacks Styles then hits a Frog Splash on Gable to pick up the win after a short match.
Your Winners, the Street Profits
After the Match: Styles & Omos
Styles lays on the floor and has words with Omos, asking what happened. Omos talks off-mic and gestures to the announce desk and AJ, seated on the floor, multiple times.
Backstage: Vince McMahon and Austin Theory
McMahon asks Theory about the prior match then tells Theory to pay more attention.
United States Championship Match: Damian Priest(c) vs Apollo Crews w/ Cmdr. Azeez
United States Champion Priest is out first to his newer theme (which grows on one). We head to a brief break ahead of this title defense. When we return, we get the challenger's entrance. Crews is escorted by the gigantic Commander Azeez, as per norm, and with a newer theme as well. Both men circle after the bell. Crews ducks under Priest's arms and hits a belly-to-back suplex. Both go to lock up and again, Crews attempts the same move. Priest counters it into an arm lock with a knee across Crews' face. Crews powers to his feet and breaks the hold with strikes. Crews runs off the ropes and eats a jumping knee from Priest. Crews heads outside to take a moment. Priest follows and Commander Azeez blocks the path. Azeez distracts Priest long enough for Crews to hit a running apron attack. We head to break.
Back from the break. Crews shows off some impressive core strength as he hoists Priest up, holds him in the air and drive shim down. Crews with a leaping strike and a cover for a close count. Crews and Priest slug it out, throwing lefts and rights amidst blocks. Priest with a roundhouse to stun the challenger. Priest with a middle-rope springboard leg drop to lay out Crews. Priest covers for two. Crews with a big right and a step-up Enziguri to Priest. Priest fires off a clothesline in response. Priest hits the Cliffhanger DDT for a close two! Crews rolls to the outside and Azeez takes up position, blocking a potential Priest aerial attack.
Priest follows them outside and still manages to hit a running attack on Crews. Priest sends Crews into the ring and climbs the turnbuckles. Azeez trips Priest off the top, spilling the champ to the outside as the ref's back is turned. The ref turns to find Priest down on the outside and bans Azeez from ringside. Priest puts on his angry face and unloads on Crews in the corner. Crews rolls to the outside and Priest hits the South of Heaven over the rope and into the ring. Priest adds a Reckoning for good measure and picks up the win.
Your Winner and STILL United States Champion, Damian Priest!
Backstage: WWE Officials Sonya Deville & Adam Pearce and Seth Rollins
Seth once again approaches the WWE officials, fresh off another encounter with Owens and his lies. Rollins asks for confirmation that, once again, Owens' beating Big E tonight will not impact Rollins' title shot at Day 1. Both officials decide this is a great idea and make the stipulation official.
Tag Match: the Mysterios vs the Hurt Business
Dominik & Rey make their way out first, prior to a commercial break. Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin represent the Hurt Business. We start with Dom and Shelton. The veteran takes the youngster down almost immediately and uses a suplex to drive him down. Alexander takes the tag in and hits a top rope senton. Cedric mocks Rey by doing a jig like Eddie G. Dom attempts an inside cradle but Alexander kicks out and continue their chain of quick tags between Benjamin & Alexander, effectively cutting the ring in half. Dom gains some separation with a Superkick to Benjamin. Rey gets the hot tag and takes Benjamin down with a Senton followed by a Hurricanrana. Benjamin tags in Alexander. Rey floats through a move and drops Cedric, chasing it with a basement dropkick. Rey uses headscissors to send Cedric onto the middle rope then tags in Dom. Shelton is sent across the middle rope, too, and the father-son duo hit stereo 619's. Rey takes Shelton outside as Dom does an Eddie G jig on top of the turnbuckles before hitting a Frog Splash on Cedric to pick up the win.
Your Winners, the Mysterios!
Ten-Woman Tag Match: Team Lynch vs Team Liv
Team Liv is out first, led by Liv Morgan and composed of Super Brutality, Liv, Bianca Belair and the 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke. Team Lynch is out next and consists of Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch, Women's Tag Champions Carmella & Queen Zelina Vega, Doudrop and Tamina. We're treated to replays from last week's Raw, during which Zelina Vega & Carmella defeated Super Brutality to win the Women's Tag Championship. We start this Ten-Woman match with Lynch and Morgan. Morgan comes out of the gate aggressive, hitting a dropkick and connecting with a bulldog. Morgan looks for a splash in the corner but Lynch dodges it and stomps away at Morgan. Morgan looks for a roll-up when Carmella comes in but the self-proclaimed "most beautiful woman in the WWE" escapes back to her corner when Rhea Ripley enters. Zelina comes in to take on the powerhouse. Vega attempts to budge Ripley but Ripley simply stomps at Vega. All five women of Team Lynch enter the ring via quick, successive tags and surround Ripley as no one from Ripley's team does anything. Tamina takes the legal tag and the other four exit. Tamina with a hair mat slam on Ripley before working on the neck and chin, trying to wear down the powerhouse. Tamina looks for a Samoan Drop but Ripley escapes and lays out Tamina with a big clothesline. A.S.H. is tagged in, and each woman tags in their other partners--just as the heels did earlier--and the five surround Tamina. Belair looks for a KOD on Tamina but Tamina's teammates pull her out to safety and we head to break.
Back from the break. Doudrop drives a dropping elbow into Nikki A>S.H.. Doudrop uses a side headlock. Nikki throws rights in an effort to gain some separation but Doudrop uses a ripcord clothesline to lay her out. Nikki again tries to lay into Doudrop but Dou just absorbs it and shoves the smaller competitor back. Doudrop tags in Lynch and hits a Scoop Slam on Nikki. Lynch with a running leg drop followed by a speedy elbow drop. Lynch taunts her opponents before looking for another leg drop. Nikki crawls out of the way and Lynch is forced to tag in Carmella. Carmella makes the save, preventing A.S.H.'s tag.Carmella takes Nikki to a neutral corner before attempting a pin. Carmella resorts to a working hold, keeping A.S.H. grounded with the chin lock. Nikki breaks out with a jawbreaker and Ripley gets the hot tag. Ripley hits a speedy running clothesline and Carmella spins in the air before crashing to the mat. Carmella wants a break and the ref capitulates, checking on her. Ripley fights off Lynch, Doudrop, Vega and Tamina from the apron. Ripley tags in Nikki and in comes every woman as we speed towards the finish. Doudrop, Belair--everyone takes a turn hitting a move on each other, culminating with Carmella countering a Riptide by way of a basement Superkick. Quick cover attempt; no joy. We go to break.
Back from the break. Brooke fights in the heel corner, narrowly escaping Tamina. Liv Morgan takes the hot tag and attacks each woman on the apron before unloading on Tamina with a series of punches and kicks. Morgan looks for a cross body but Tamina swats her out of the air, nearly literally. Non-legal women begin fighting outside the ring. Brooke stands by and watches Doudrop attack Nikki A.S.H. Ripley makes the save and Zelina Vega looks to Superplex Brooke off the top. Carmella climbs up, assisting her partner in shoving Brooke back. Brooke flies out of the ring and crashes into her entire team, leaving all down outside but Morgan. Morgan tries to fight off Vega and Tamina, and sucker punches Lynch. Tamina with a big Superkick for a close two. Tamina looks for a Samoan Drop but Morgan escapes and hits a modified backstabber/mule kick. Morgan hits the Oblivion on Tamina to pick up the win!
Your Winners, Liv Morgan, Super Brutality, Dana Brooke and Bianca Belair!
Backstage Interview: WWE Champion Big E
Big E is asked about tonight's stipulation--that if Owens defeats Big E tonight in non-title action, he'll be added to the title match at Day 1, turning the Big E vs Seth Rollins one-on-one into a triple-threat match. Big E tells us that he plans on kicking off 2022 with a bang and "you gotta feel that, suckah!"
Non-Title Singles Main Event Match: WWE Champion Big E vs Kevin Owens
Per WWE Officials Deville & Pearce, if Kevin Owens wins this match he will added to the WWE Championship match between Big E and Seth Rollins. Owens makes his way out first. After a break, our WWE Champion is out. Seth Rollins is, as expected, filling in as a guest commentator for this match. Owens takes the first lead, battling the champ to a knee and hammering him with elbow strikes. Big E quickly hits a cross-body and looks for a pin attempt but gets nothing. Big E unloads on Owens in the corner and pursues Owens outside. Throughout the match, Rollins complains about being lied to and randomly cheers on Big E. Rollins doesn't want Owens inserted into the title match. Owens takes out Big E's left leg with a chop block, then begins targeted attacks that focus on Big E's left knee. Owens and Big E go back and forth for several moments. We head to our second break with Owens in control and the champ lain outside the ring.
Back from the break. Owens and Big E collide in the ring and both men drop. Big E rises first and is sent face-first into the middle turnbuckle by Owens. Throughout the match, Graves has verbally supported Rollins and objects to a "liar like KO" being a champion. Owens positions Big E upon the top turnbuckle and climbs the middle ropes. Owens looks for a Superplex but the champ holds onto the ropes, blocking it. Owens hammers fists into Big E's knee and connects with the middle-rope Superplex. Owens covers for a close two. Owens looks for a sleeper. The crowd weakly tries to chant for Big E, who breaks the lock and starts his comeback with a trifecta of belly-to-belly suplexes. Big E gyrates over Owens and goes for his Big Splash. Owens gets his knees up to counter. Owens looks for a senton and Big E gets the knees up! Owens kicks out at two.
The WWE Champion claps his hands, waking the crowd up as much as they've been tonight. Big E absorbs a pair of kicks from Owens before a knee strike to the face stumbles the champ. Owens hits the running corner cannonball, covering for two. Owens shoves Big E's head, telling him to stay down. Both men slap each other, progressing to forearms. Owens hits Big E with a Superkick for a close two. Owens posts up in the corner, huffing and puffing. Big E counters whatever Owens hoped for with a massive Urinage, nearly picking up the pin fall. Big E looks for the Big Ending but Owens counters with a roll-up. Owens hits the pop-up sit-out Powerbomb for a close two. Seth anxiously sits on commentary in that gorgeous pink and red suit from earlier.
Rollins encourages Big E to get up. Owens is up first and climbs out to the apron. Owens has enough of Rollins' mouth and attacks him at commentary. Owens hits a rope-assisted neckbreaker on Big E. Owens looks for a Stunner but Big E blocks; Owens lays out Big E with another Superkick. Seth Rollins snaps, entering the ring and attacking Owens--giving Owens the win and adding him to the match. Afterwards, Rollins cleaned house with a pair of stomps--then freaked out when he realized his mistake.
Your Winner and Added to the WWE Championship Match, Kevin Owens!
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