WWE Raw Results 12/4 - World Heavyweight Title Match, Sami Zayn Vs. Drew McIntyre And More

Welcome to Wrestling Inc.'s results for "WWE Raw" on December 4, 2023, coming to you live from the MVP Arena in Albany, New York!

For the first time since defending the World Heavyweight Championship in televised action on the November 6 episode of "Raw", Seth Rollins will be putting his title on the line tonight against Jey Uso. Rollins granted Jey a shot at the title last week after conversing with Adam Pearce, much to the dismay of Drew McIntyre who had requested a title match prior to the revelation from Rollins.

Speaking of McIntyre, he will be going head-to-head tonight against Sami Zayn. McIntyre and Zayn have been no strangers to one another, having met in the ring and backstage several times in November including the Men's WarGames match at WWE Survivor Series. McIntyre's WarGames teammates Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh will also be in action tonight, joining forces to take on The Creed Brothers.

After coming up short against Chelsea Green and Piper Niven for the Women's Tag Team Championship last week, Natalya and Tegan Nox look to redeem themselves as they collide with Kayden Carter and Katana Chance. The two teams previously met in a Fatal Four-Way Number One Contenders match on the November 20 episode of "Raw", during which Natalya and Nox ultimately came out on top to secure their spot in their aforementioned title bout.

Elsewhere in the women's division, Shayna Baszler will be going head-to-head with Nia Jax. The two competitors have encountered one another several times backstage over the past few weeks, and Jax managed to score a win over Baszler's ally Zoey Stark last week.

The issues between #DIY and Imperium have remained no secret over the past few weeks, with Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Ludwig Kaiser, and Giovanni Vinci meeting each other in the ring in both singles and tag team action on a number of occasions over the past few weeks. Tonight, the four men will be facing off once again, but this time it will be in a 2 Out Of 3 Falls match. 

Shinsuke Nakamura sent a message to Cody Rhodes last week, appearing on the Titan Tron whilst "The American Nightmare" was in the ring as a method of distraction in order to blindside him with an attack. Tonight, the two look to settle their differences as they square off.

Additionally, Intercontinental Champion GUNTHER, Women's World Champion Rhea Ripley, and "The Man" Becky Lynch are all advertised to be in town tonight, per WWE's event page.

We are live! Michael Cole and Wade Barrett greet audiences at home as Drew McIntyre makes his way down to the ring. Sami Zayn follows.

We Hear From Drew McIntyre

McIntyre welcomes fans to "Raw", then says it's the land where it feels like everyone has lost their mind. He says you can get fired or leave WWE, but instantly forgiven and able to do whatever you want upon return. He says Jey Uso doesn't deserve his World Heavyweight Championship match against Seth "Freakin" Rollins tonight and reflects on his interaction with Rollins last week, then puts Jey on notice.

Sami Zayn's music hits and he makes his way down to the ring. He says McIntyre has a lot to say about everyone, then tells him that if he has something to say to him, he may as well do it to his face. McIntyre says he does and says Zayn deserved to get screwed over by The Bloodline. He explains that he was the errand boy of the group, but he screwed them over and because of that, he deserved what happened to him at the hands of Roman Reigns. Zayn says he thought he was like McIntyre, but admits he was wrong and says the two of them are nothing alike. He says unlike McIntyre, he's not delusional and doesn't blame everyone around him. He says when he lost his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship match to Roman Reigns in February, he stayed motivated and landed in the main event of WrestleMania. He says he made his family proud, then questions whether the same can be said for McIntyre. McIntyre tells Zayn one of them won't be walking out of the arena tonight and calls for a referee.

Sami Zayn vs. Drew McIntyre

The bell rings and McIntyre sends Zayn crashing into the corner. He hits a belly-to-belly throw and delivers a chop, then delivers a headbutt to him on the outside. Zayn sends McIntyre crashing into the ring post, then goes flying over the top rope to level him. 

Back from the break, Zayn fires off chops on McIntyre on the outside. McIntyre looks to send Zayn crashing into the barricade, but Zayn lands on top of it and delivers a moonsault to McIntyre. He tosses him back inside the ring and looks to join him, but McIntyre catches him with a clothesline as he goes to get back in. He follows it up with a pair of chops, but Zayn levels a couple of his own. McIntyre then levels Zayn with a chop and stomps on his face, then stomps on both his legs and charges at him in the corner.

Zayn catches McIntyre with a back elbow and a boot, then lands an elbow drop off the middle rope and delivers a boot to McIntyre's midsection. He looks to deliver a suplex, but McIntyre blocks it and looks for one of his own. Zayn escapes and sends McIntyre crashing into the ring post shoulder first, then gets him up and over for a suplex. He fires off a few right hands on his head, then connects with a Tornado DDT and ascends to the top. He looks for an elbow drop, but McIntyre hits a belly-to-belly supex and follows it up with a belly-to-belly throw and a swinging neckbreaker. He kips up, but is clotheslined out of the ring by Zayn. He looks to go flying over the top, but McIntyre catches him and tosses him over the announce desk.

Back from another break, Zayn rolls McIntyre up, but McIntyre kicks out and lands a spinebuster. He follows it up with a powerbomb and goes for a pin of his own, but Zayn kicks out and McIntyre looks for White Noise off the middle rope. Zayn counters into a Sunset Flip and fires off right hands across McIntyre's spine, then looks to plant him. McIntyre manages to hit a Glasgow Kiss and sets up for the Claymore Kick, but Zayn catches him with a boot to his face and a Blue Thunder Bomb. He goes for a pin, but McIntyre kicks out.

McIntyre hits a chop and looks for a second one, but Zayn delivers a pair of boots to his head and looks to go flying off the ropes. His leg gives out after he went flying off the middle rope to hit an elbow drop earlier in the match, but he manages to send him crashing out of the ring. As he grasps it while the referee checks on him, McIntyre surprises him with a chop block and a Claymore Kick for the win.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

Back from the break, we head backstage to Jackie Redmond looking to get a word from Zayn as he's being checked on by medical staff. McIntyre blindsides Zayn and stomps on his injured leg, berating Zayn with the words that he told him earlier tonight.

Back from another break, Jey Uso joins Zayn to check on him and assures him that everything will be alright.

We then head over to Becky Lynch and see her get into a heated exchange with Nia Jax. Jax then makes her way down to the ring, and Shayna Baszler follows.

Shayna Baszler vs. Nia Jax

The bell rings and Baszler delivers a few kicks to Jax' thigh. Jax tosses her across the ring and delivers a splash to her in the corner, then looks for a second one. Baszler avoids it and hits a jumping knee, then looks to lock in an arm submission. Jax counters into a powerbomb that sends Baszler crashing out of the ring, then sends her face bouncing off the announce desk and gets her up on her shoulders. Baszler sends her crashing into the ring post spine first and delivers a kick to her off the apron, then looks to stomp on her hand. Jax trips Baszler and delivers a leg drop to the back of her head.

Back from the break, Jax sends Baszler crashing into the mat spine first. She then sends her crashing into the ring post shoulder first and delivers a hip attack, then sends Baszler's head bouncing off the mat. Baszler fires off a series of kicks on Jax, but Jax manages to get Baszler on her shoulders and hits a Samoan Drop. She looks for another hip attack, but Baszler moves out of the way and sends Jax crashing into the bottom turnbuckle. She then delivers a knee and fires off kicks across Jax's chest and hits a roundhouse kick across her head, but Jax hits her with a splash as she looks to run the ropes and delivers a running senton. Jax ascends to the middle rope and looks for the A-Nia-lator, but Baszler pulls her off with a German suplex and locks in the Kirifuda Clutch. Jax makes her way up to her feet and sends Baszler crashing into the mat to force her to relinquish the hold. She then hits the A-Nia-lator for the win.

Winner: Nia Jax

After the match, Becky Lynch makes her way down to the ring to confront Jax but Jax slips out of the ring before anything further can happen.

#DIY then makes their way down to the ring. Imperium follows. 

Imperium vs. #DIY in a 2 Out Of 3 Falls Match

Ciampa and Kaiser begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Kaiser sends Ciampa crashing into the corner face first, then tags Vinci in. Vinci lands an uppercut on Ciampa, but Ciampa fires off strikes on him. Vinci then runs him over with a crossbody and connects with a right hand across his spine before tagging in Kaiser. Kaiser stomps on Ciampa's head, but Ciampa sends him crashing into the middle turnbuckle face first and tags in Gargano. Gargano levels Kaiser and delivers an enzuigiri from the apron, then delivers a Spear through the middle rope and tags in Ciampa. #DIY look to land Meeting In The Middle, but Vinci prevents Gargano from landing his move. This opens the door for Kaiser to roll up Ciampa to earn the first fall.

Winners of Fall 1: Imperium

Back from the break, Kaiser clocks Ciampa with a right hand on the apron and tags in Vinci. Vinci and Kaiser deliver a double dropkick to Gargano before Gargano takes a shot at Kaiser on the apron. Imperium sets up for the Imerpium Bomb, but Gargano rolls up Vinci as Ciampa holds off Kaiser to earn the second fall of the match.

Winners of Fall 2: #DIY

Ciampa tags in and connects with strikes on Vinci and Kaiser. Ciampa delivers a double DDT combination on Imperium before Gargano becomes legal again and he double teams on Vinci with Ciampa. Kaiser tags in and Imperium sets up for the Imperium Bomb, but Gargano escapes with a hurricanrana to Vinci. Vinci tags in and delivers a moonsault off the top rope, but Gargano plants him with a DDT.

Ciampa and Kaiser tag in, and the pair end up teetering on the ropes. Ciampa plants Kaiser and tags in Gargano. #DIY looks for Meeting In The Middle, but Ciampa is pulled out of the ring by Vinci. Ciampa sends Vinci crashing into the ring steps and Gargano looks to hit a running knee, but Kaiser rolls him up. Gargano kicks out and tags Ciampa in before #DIY hit Meeting In The Middle for the win.

Winners of Fall 3: #DIY

Winners: #DIY

Back from the break, we see R-Truth hanging out in Judgment Day's lounge as he sets up his new television. Damian Priest, Dominik Mysterio, and JD McDonagh kick him out before discussing Drew McIntyre. Priest declares himself as the leader in the absence of Rhea Ripley and Finn Balor, then encourages Dominik and McDonagh ahead of their match later tonight.

Back at ringside, Kayden Carter and Katana Chance head down. Natalya and Tegan Nox follow as Chelsea Green and Piper Niven take a seat at the commentary desk.

Tegan Nox and Natalya vs. Kayden Carter and Katana Chance

Nox and Carter begin the action. The bell rings and the two lock up. Natalya and Chance tag in, and Chance rolls up Natalya. Natalya kicks out and gets Chance up above her head. She then hits a powerslam, but Carter tags in and tosses Chance on top of her. Chance tags back in and Carter delivers a dropkick to Natalya in the corner. Natalya looks to plant Chance, but Carter tags in before she can. Natalya fights her off and tags in Nox. Nox delivers a running uppercut and a clothesline, then fires off right hands on Carter and delivers a senton in the corner.

Unbeknownst to her, Chance is now the legal woman and rolls her up. Natalya breaks the fall, then tags in. Chance catches her with a Codebreaker before Carter becomes legal again and lands a kick across her face. Chance tags in and goes flying off Carter's shoulders as Carter assists her with a suplex. She then pins Natalya for the win.

Winners: Kayden Carter and Katana Chance

After the match, Chance and Carter get into a spat with Green.

Cody Rhodes then makes his way down to the ring. 

We Hear From Cody Rhodes

Rhodes says he was terrified the first time he encountered poision mist from The Great Muta as a child, then says he was right about his childhood fears last week. He says he should've paid attention to the clues from Shinsuke Nakamura that he was indeed the person he was targeting, then says he's ready. He says Nakamura has both his attention and the attention of the WWE Universe, then says Nakamura could come to the ring to explain himself or come to the ring to fight Rhodes.

The lights go out as Nakamura appears on the Titan Tron and tells Rhodes he made his eyes burn last week. He says tonight, he'll open Rhodes' eyes and show him what he isn't seeing. He says they've taken the same path from the Royal Rumble to WrestleMania to losing at "The Grandest Stage of Them All". He says he slipped into a bottomless pit after his loss much like Rhodes, then says they suffered the same humiliation. He says he knows Rhodes has a voice in his head that causes him doubt, then says Rhodes has inspired him and he's here to unburden him. He says he'll take Rhodes' story off his hands, and because he never got to finish his own, he will now be finishing Rhodes' story for him.

When the lights come back on, Rhodes tells Nakamura that he doesn't respect him despite their similar path. He says he doesn't run from a fight and dares Nakamura to prove to him that they are the same. 

Dominik Mysterio and JD McDonagh then make their way down to the ring. The Creed Brothers and Ivy Nile follow. 

Judgment Day vs. The Creed Brothers (w/ Ivy Nile)

Dominik and Brutus begin the action. The bell rings and the two waste no time. Brutus gets Dominik up for a delayed vertical suplex, then tags in Julius and hands him off to him. R-Truth appears at ringside, and JD McDonagh tags in. Brutus becomes legal again and delivers a kneeling Fireman's Carry before landing a back body drop and a second kneeling Fireman's Carry. McDonagh and Brutus each exchange an elbow strike, but Brutus tags in Julius. Julius wears down McDonagh, and Brutus tags back in. Dominik makes the blind tag on his side before McDonagh sends Brutus crashing to the outside. Julius is sent out to join him, and McDonagh delivers a moonsault off the ropes.

Back from the break, Dominik delivers The Three Amigos to Brutus. However, Brutus manages to counter into a vertical suplex and tags in Julius. McDonagh becomes legal and gets caught with three belly-to-belly suplexes (as does Dominik). Julius gets McDonagh into an Electric Chair position and looks to tag in Brutus, but Dominik pulls Brutus off the top rope. McDonagh counters into a Dragonrana and tags in Dominik. Dominik dials it up for the 619 and tags McDonagh back in. Julius delivers a double suplex to McDonagh and Dominik, then tags in Brutus. Julius gets McDonagh up in an Electric Chair position and Brutus delivers the Brutus Ball for the win.

Winners: The Creed Brothers

Jey Uso then makes his way down to the ring. Seth "Freakin" Rollins follows. 

Seth Rollins (c) vs. Jey Uso for the World Heavyweight Championship

The bell rings and the two lock up. They go back and forth exchanging submission holds before Rollins lands a shoulder tackle. Jey connects with one of his own and Rollins looks for a Curb Stomp, but Jey manages to avoid it. 

Back from the break, Rollins delivers a springboard moonsault to Jey and follows it up with a chop. He delivers a kick to the back of Jey's head and a back suplex, but Jey responds with a variation of a neckbreaker and follows it up with a backbreaker. Jey ascends to the top, but Rollins stops him with an enzuigiri. The two men land on the outside and Rollins looks for a Buckle Bomb on the barricade, but Jey escapes and lands a DDT.

Back from another break, Rollins lands a rolling elbow and clotheslines Jey out of the ring. He delivers a tope suicida and looks for a second, but Jey slides in the ring and clotheslines him back out. He delivers a tope suicida of his own before the pair get back inside the ring and level one another with crossbodies. Jey fires off strikes on Rollins, but Rollins delivers a boot to his midsection and follows it up with a clothesline.

Jey delivers a kick to Rollins' midsection before connecting with an open palm strike and an enzuigiri. He delivers a hip attack and ascends to the top, then looks to fly. Rollins ducks out of the way and connects with a Sling Blade, then ascends to the top and hits a splash. He sets up for a Pedigree, but Jey escapes. Rollins lands a superkick, but Jey hits one of his own and ascends to the top. He delivers the Uso Splash and goes for a pin, but Rollins kicks out.

Jey climbs back up to the top, but Rollins joins him up there and delivers a superplex. He then delivers a Falcon Arrow and a Pedigree before going for a pin. Jey kicks out and Rollins looks for a Curb Stomp, but Jey moves out of the way and hits a spear. Rollins responds with a Buckle Bomb, but Jey hits a spear. He ascends to the top and hits an Uso Splash, then goes for a pin. Rollins kicks out and Jey lands a kick on his head. He looks for another spear, but Rollins counters into a Pedigree. He follows it up with a Curb Stomp for the win. 

Winner (and still): Seth "Freakin" Rollins

After the match, Rollins helps Jey up and celebrates with Albany. Drew McIntyre then blindsides Jey on the outside with a Claymore Kick, and Rollins looks to come to Jey's aid by hitting a tope suicida on McIntyre. McIntyre catches him and delivers a belly-to-belly suplex to him on the floor. He then sends Jey crashing through the announce desk and stands tall as the show goes off the air.

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