WWE Raw Results (12/12) - Number One Contenders Matches, Candice LeRae Vs. IYO SKY And More

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results of "WWE Raw" on December 12, 2022, coming to you live from the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin!

Damage CTRL's Bayley will be squaring off with Alexa Bliss to determine who the new number one contender will be for Bianca Belair's "Raw" Women's Championship. Bayley defeated Asuka and Judgment Day's Rhea Ripley last week to secure her spot in the match, while Bliss managed to score a win over "The Man" Becky Lynch and Nikki Cross. Both women have a storied history with Belair, as Bayley had a long term rivalry with her that spanned the course of several months, and Bliss has aligned herself with Belair and Asuka over the course of the past few weeks. Which woman will come out on top?

Another number one contenders match will also be taking place, as Seth "Freakin" Rollins will go head-to-head with Bobby Lashley to determine who will be next in like to face United States Champion Austin Theory. Both men have had their issues with Theory, seeing that Theory dethroned Rollins as the title holder at "Survivor Series: WarGames" and Lashley has had issues with Theory related to the title since the summer. Who will become the new number one contender?

Additionally, Candice LeRae will be going one-on-one with one half of the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions, IYO SKY. LeRae has been looking for revenge on Damage CTRL since they blindsided her with an attack and took her out of action for a few weeks. She managed to defeat SKY's teammate Dakota Kai last week, and now the question remains: will she be able to take down SKY tonight?

We are live! Corey Graves and Kevin Patrick greet audiences at home as Damage CTRL heads to the ring. Becky Lynch comes out of nowhere and attacks Kai and SKY. She tosses them over the barricade, then chases out of the arena with a chair. Alexa Bliss then heads down, followed by Bianca Belair (who's there to watch on).

Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss in a Number One Contenders Match for the Raw Women's Championship

The bell rings and Bayley delivers a kick to Bliss' midsection. She goes for a pin, but Bliss kicks out. Bayley delivers an uppercut in the corner, but Bliss fires back with a Code Red. Bayley rolls to the outside, then sends Bliss' face bouncing off the apron. She gets back in the ring, then delivers a suplex. Bayley delivers a right hand, but Bliss delivers a pair of back elbows and fires off several right hands. She plants Bayley, then delivers the double knees. Bayley delivers a right hand to Bliss' head, but Bliss hits a crossbody. Bliss ascends to the top, but Bayley rolls to the outside. Bliss hops down onto the apron, and Bayley sends her crashing into the ring post.

Back from the break, Bayley delivers a knee to Bliss' back. She whips Bliss into the corner, then delivers an elbow and a snapmare. Bliss fires off several right hands, but Bayley delivers a lariat to the back of Bliss' neck. Bliss climbs to the top rope and a hurricanrana off the middle rope, then tolls up Bayley. Bayley kicks out, then clocks Bliss. She gets her up on her shoulders, then plants her with a spinning side slam.

Bliss sends Bayley's head bouncing off the middle rope, then delivers a pair of kicks to her lower body. She delivers a somersault senton off the apron, then tosses her in the ring and goes for a pin. Bayley kicks out and Bliss hits her with a DDT. Bayley delivers a modified buckle bomb, then follows it up with a sunset flip into the turnbuckle. She follows it up with the Bayley-to-Belly, then goes for a pin, but Bliss kicks out.

Bayley exposes the middle turnbuckle, but Belair shows the referee what she did. Bliss takes advantage and dropkicks Bayley out of the ring. Bayley gets in Belair's face, then gets back in the ring. Bliss delivers a dropkick, then ascends to the top rope and hits Twisted Bliss for the win.

Winner (and new number one contender): Alexa Bliss

After the match, Belair gets in the ring and stares down Bliss. Bliss looks to hug Belair, but Bray Wyatt's logo flashes and she gets her in the position for a Sister Abigail. Bliss snaps out of it and walks away, with a look of confusion and guilt across her face.

We head to a video of Kurt Angle's birthday celebration from this past Friday's "SmackDown". We then see Otis and Chad Gable pulling up to the arena. Byron Saxton approaches them and asks them how they feel after Friday. Gable says Angle is a "dinosaur" and says he couldn't go in the ring with them anymore. The O.C. walk in, laughing. Gable asks what they're laughing at and AJ Styles says Karl Anderson sent them a video of them getting sprayed with milk. Gable says everyone keeps talking about how good he used to be, and Styles challenges him to a match. He tells him to get in his gear and tells him to preferably wear some that doesn't smell like cottage cheese.

Back from the break, The O.C. heads to the ring, followed by Alpha Academy.

AJ Styles vs. Chad Gable

The bell rings and the two lock up. They exchange submissions before Styles delivers a dropkick. He whips him into the corner, then delivers a backbreaker. Gable delivers several chops before Styles tosses Gable to the outside. Styles looks to deliver a running knee off the apron, but Gable catches him and sends him into the apron spine first. He then tosses him into the ring steps.

Back from the break, the two men teeter on the top rope. Styles pulls down Gable, then delivers a lariat and a right hands. He hits a backbreaker, then sets up for a powerbomb. Gable escapes and delivers a pair of German suplexes. Styles looks for the Calf Crusher, but Gable counters it into an Ankle Lock. Styles reverses into a Calf Crusher, but Gable counters it back into an Ankle Lock. Styles escapes and Gable delivers a Northern Lights suplex. He goes for a pin, but Styles kicks out. Styles then delivers the Styles Clash for the win.

Winner: AJ Styles

We head backstage to Johnny Gargano and Dexter Lumis brainstorming ways to spend the money Lumis earned at the poker game. LeRae walks in and asks them what they're doing. Gargano tells her and she says she has a match to prepare for. Before she walks off, she suggests that they spend the money on someone else in the spirit of the holidays. Gargano tells Lumis he has an idea.

Back at ringside, Judgment Day heads to the ring, followed by The Street Profits and Akira Tozawa. 

Judgment Day vs. Street Profits and Akira Tozawa

Dawkins and Priest begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. They exchange submissions before Dawkins delivers a dropkick. Priest fires back with a right hand, then tags in Mysterio. Mysterio fires off several right hands to his midsection, then tags in Balor. Balor delivers several shoulders to his midsection, but Ford tags in and delivers a dropkick. Tozawa tags in and takes down Balor with a kick. Balor whips him into the corner before Tozawa sends him to the outside. Priest distracts Tozawa, allowing Balor to clothesline him from behind.

Back from the break, Tozawa delivers a kick to Priest's jaw. Ford tags in and delivers several right hands to his face. He hits a pair of kicks, then looks for a shoulder tackle. Priest stays standing, and Ford delivers a Running Blockbuster, then follows it up with a big boot. The two men spill to the outside before Priest pushes Ford over the announce desk. Both men get back in the ring before Priest delivers a clothesline and goes for a pin. Ford kicks out and Mysterio tags in. He chokes Ford on the middle rope, then delivers a German suplex. Balor tags in and continues to beat down Ford. Dawkins tags in, but the referee doesn't see it and forces Dawkins out of the ring. Priest tags in and delivers a jumping elbow strike. Mysterio tags in and delivers a flip over the top rope. Balor tags in and hits a backbreaker. Ford delivers a step-up enziguri, then tags in Dawkins.

Dawkins knocks Balor to the mat, then delivers a back elbow and a spinning right hand. He delivers a twisting neckbreaker, then goes for a pin. Balor kicks out. Tozawa and Mysterio tag in. Tozawa rains down right hands, then delivers a knee to his midsection. He ascends to the top and delivers a missile dropkick. Mysterio rolls up Tozawa, but Tozawa tosses him to the outside, then delivers a tope suicida. He ascends to the top rope, but Mysterio rolls out of the way. Tozawa plants him with a DDT, then climbs to the top again, but Priest grabs him and delivers Razor's Edge. Mysterio then pins him for the win.

Winners: Judgment Day

Johnny Gargano and Dexter Lumis Give Back To The WWE Universe

We then see Johnny Gargano and Dexter Lumis approach the merch stand. Gargano places Lumis' bag of money on the table, then says they're buying the whole thing to give to the WWE Universe. Lumis hands a child waiting in the line a teddy bear.

Back from the break, Gargano and Lumis head to ringside. Lumis starts throwing merch into the crowd as Gargano says they want to give back fans. They go around ringside doing so, then offer Graves and Patrick a shirt. Gargano stands up on the announce desk, then grabs a t-shirt cannon and fires shots into the crowd. A hooded figure then attacks then and takes Lumis' money, revealing themselves to be The Miz. He runs to the back, but Adam Pearce cuts him off and tells him to give Lumis his money back. The Miz refuses to do so and grabs a mic. He says it's his money, and Lumis goes to get his ax. Pearce stops him from doing so, then tells Miz to give him his money. Miz says he will do anything to get his money back, including facing Lumis in a re-match. Gargano says Lumis will give him the chance to win his money back, but in a Ladder Match. Miz agrees and Gargano says Miz has to put in his share. Miz says he has no cash and Gargano says he's fooling no one. Miz says his wife controls his money and says he has an allowance every week. He says he will figure out how to get the money. Gargano then says that he has to help them give the merch away in a Santa's elf costume in the re-match and Pearce makes it official.

Back from the break, Damage CTRL heads to the ring, followed by Candice LeRae.

Candice LeRae vs. IYO SKY

The bell rings and LeRae delivers an arm drag. She delivers a senton, followed by an enziguri. SKY fires back with a hurricanrana, then delivers a kick to her head and tosses her onto the apron. LeRae delivers a neckbreaker to SKY on the middle rope.

Back from the break, LeRae fires off several right hands on SKY. She delivers a lariat, then follows it up with a snapmare and a Tornado DDT. SKY delivers a back elbow before LeRae sits on the top rope and SKY hits a dropkick that sends her to the outside. She looks for a sunset flip, but LeRae blocks it and delivers a tijeras. She tosses SKY back in the ring, then goes for a pin but SKY kicks out. SKY delivers a German suplex, then goes for a pin of her own. LeRae kicks out and SKY ascends to the top rope. She delivers Over The Moonsault for the win.

Winner: IYO SKY

After the match, we head to a video of Solo Sikoa and The Bloodline jumping Elias, and the subsequent Undisputed Tag Team Championship that followed between The Usos, Matt Riddle and Kevin Owens. We then head backstage to Cathy Kelley and Kevin Owens.

Kelley asks for his reaction to what happened after the tag team match last week, but Elias walks in and cuts him off. He says The Bloodline took Riddle from both of them, then asks for his support. Owens asks if he thought he forgot about the torment he put him through earlier this year and Elias says that was his brother. Owens asks why he would have his back, and Elias says that's all in the past. Owens then walks off in frustration.

Back from the break, we head to a concert from Elias. He has a photo of Riddle set up in the ring, along with his bongos. He thanks fans for coming out to his matinee performance, then says he wanted to honor Riddle with some songs. He says he has a serious match with Solo Sikoa coming up later, but says before he takes care of business, he wanted to celebrate his friend's unmatched love of music. He says it was Riddle's dream to perform with him, and says he misses Riddle but he found some lyrics Riddle wrote and starts singing them.

Solo Sikoa's music cuts him off, and he heads to the ring, along with Sami Zayn.

Solo Sikoa vs. Elias

The bell rings and Elias wastes no time going to work on Sikoa. He delivers several right hands to his head. Sikoa fires back with a headbutt and a back elbow, then delivers a chop. Elias low bridges Sikoa out of the ring, then delivers a baseball kick and grabs a chair. Zayn stops him getting in the ring.

Back from the break, Sikoa delivers a Samoan Drop. He climbs out the middle rope, then looks for a headbutt. Elias rolls out of the way and delivers a series of right hands and chops. He hits a pair of splashes in the corner, then follows it up with a spinebuster. He hits a ripcord knee, followed by a reverse stunner. Sikoa delivers a superkick, followed by Spinning Solo for the win.

Winner: Solo Sikoa

After the match, Sikoa beats down Elias. He delivers a Samoan Spike, then grabs a chair from ringside. He hits Elias in the throat with it, then places his head through it and looks to charge at him. Owens runs down and hits Sikoa with a Stunner. Zayn and Sikoa then leave ringside. Elias looks to thank Owens, but Owens hits him with a Stunner.

Asuka then heads to the ring, followed by Rhea Ripley.

Asuka vs. Rhea Ripley (w/ Dominik Mysterio)

The bell rings and the two lock up. Asuka delivers a series of kicks, but Ripley fires back with a back elbow. She delivers a right hand, but Asuka whips her into the corner. Ripley delivers several kicks to Asuka, then delivers a snapmare. Asuka looks for the Arm Bar, but Ripley escapes. The two spill onto the apron before Asuka delivers the double knees and sends Ripley to the floor.

Back from the break, Ripley misses a dropkick. Asuka delivers a series of kicks, but Ripley manages to hit a big boot and a stomp to her back. Ripley locks in a Bear Hug. Asuka escapes and rolls Ripley up. Ripley kicks out and delivers a big boot. Asuka delivers several kicks to Ripley's face, then goes for a pin. Asuka kicks out and delivers several kicks to Ripley's head. She delivers a hip attack that sends Ripley to the outside, Dominik distracts Asuka, allowing Ripley to send Asuka into the apron.

The two women get in the ring, Ripley looks for Riptide, but Asuka counters it into the Asuka Lock. Dominik puts Ripley's foot on the bottom rope, but Asuka spits the Blue Mist into his face, allowing Ripley to deliver Riptide for the win.

Winner: Rhea Ripley

Back from the break, we head backstage and see Dominik Mysterio being checked on by medical personnel.

We then head to the finish of the match between Austin Theory and Mustafa Ali last week. Dolph Ziggler says the United States Championship is a workhorse title with a lot of meaning, and says Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley are going to war over it. He addresses Theory and says a champion doesn't act the way he does.

Back at ringside, Bobby Lashley heads to the ring, followed by Seth "Freakin" Rollins.

Seth Freakin Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley in a Number One Contenders Match for the United States Championship

The bell rings and Lashley clocks Rollins. He fires off several right hands and delivers a shoulder tackle, then sends him to the outside. He follows him and tosses him into the barricade, but Rollins pushes him into the ringpost and delivers a flying knee off the apron. Lashley sends Rollins' head into the ring steps, then sends him over the barricade and into the crowd.

Back from the break, Lashley delivers a few shoulders to Rollins' midsection, followed by a delayed vertical suplex. He sits Rollins on the top turnbuckle, then follows him up there. Rollins bites him and pushes him off. He delivers a crossbody, followed by an enziguri. He low bridges Lashley over the top rope, then delivers a pair of suicide dives as Austin Theory watches on from backstage. The pair get back in the ring before Rollins hits a Falcon Arrow. Lashley rolls to the outside to catch his breath, but Rollins sneaks up on him. Lashley spots him and sends him into the ring post shoulder first. He tosses him back in the ring, then sets up for the Spear. Rollins avoids it and rolls up Lashley. Lashley kicks out and Rollins ascends to the top. He delivers a Frog Splash, then looks for the Curb Stomp. Lashley blocks it and delivers a Powerslam. He locks in The Hurt Lock, but the two men go crashing into the referee and send him to the outside. Lashley hits a Spear, and the referee gets back into the ring. This gives Rollins time to kick out. Lashley sets up for the Spear again, but Rollins catches him with a Pedigree for the win.

Winner: Seth "Freakin" Rollins

After the match, Lashley gets in the referee's face. Another one comes into the ring to stop him, but Lashley clocks him. Adam Pearce runs down and gets in his face, but Lashley pushes him into the barricade. Pearce then fires him.