The Riddle of the Raw Tag Team Def. Chad Gable
A bitter verbal skirmish between Raw Tag Team Champions RK-Bro and Alpha Academy kicked off the final Raw of 2021, with Riddle attempting to prove himself against Chad Gable before Randy Orton competed in a scheduled match against Otis.
The Real Bro used his Snake lessons to the advantage, as he was able to knock down a recent master’s degree with the help of the Floating Bro, prompting Otis to rush into the fight after the match and knock Riddle out of the ring.
Raw Tag Champion Randy Orton def. Otis
RK-Bro completed the sweep when Randy Orton was finally able to overcome the massive Otis, punching the big man with crushing RKO in his fourth try of the match. After the victory, Viper was ready to head backstage, but Riddle had other plans in the form of finally hugging his partner in a Bro-sized hug. Orton was extremely reluctant, but perhaps feeling good after the victory or filled with a festive mood, the Serpent obeyed and RK-Bro’s magnificent hug was born.
Reggie and 24/7 Champion Dana Brooke def. R-Truth and Tamina in a mixed team match
Former 24/7 champion Reggie has joined reigning champion Dana Brook to face off the duo of R-Truth and Tamina in an extraordinary mixed-team match. The end came when Reggie nailed R-Truth with an incredible victory pin for a victory that seemed to infuriate Tamina. After she turned on Truth after the match, Brook made sure Tamina paid the price by putting her large elbow in the corner.
Street profit def. Rey and Dominic Mysterio in the final of the RK-Bro-nament
The highly anticipated final match in RK-Bro-nament, held as part of The Street Profits, fought Rey and Dominic Mysterio in an exciting team battle. With a Raw Tag Team Championship on the line against RK-Bro on WWE Day 1, Angelo Dawkins and Montes Ford seized the moment by hitting Dominic Mysterio with an oversized blockbuster to earn a profit win and a date with RK-Bro. first night of 2022.
AJ Styles, def. Apollo Crews
It was a busy night for A.J. Styles when he first reached out to the WWE Universe about Omos’ apparent absence. Phenomenal stated that his former personal Colossus must have been scared to go head-to-head with him, but then spotted NXT superstar Grayson Waller in the front row. As a result of their confrontation last week at NXT 2.0, the two almost got to a fight before the Apollo Crews burst onto the stage with Commander Aziz. Initially, the Brigades suggested that Stiles face another giant instead of Omos, meaning Aziz, but then decided to go one-on-one with the Phenomenal himself. The result was that Styles defeated the Brigades in Styles Clash form before dropping their commander with a huge Phenomenal Forearm after the match.
Kevin Owens, Defense. Cedric Alexander
Ahead of competing against WWE Big E Champion Seth Rollins and Bobby Lashley in the fateful four-way match on WWE Day 1, Kevin Owens sent a message to the WWE Universe, which was interrupted by an MVP who presented a threatening video message from The All Mighty. When former Hurt Business teams Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin announced their presence, the knockout saw the writing on the wall and took the match against Alexander. Owens was able to win after hitting Stanner, but when Benjamin thought he was next to play heads-up, he fell victim to the Stunner himself.
Dolph Ziggler def. US Champion Damian Priest via suspension
Dolph Ziggler was eager to reclaim the US title, but to do so he had to go through Damian Priest, which is not an easy task. In a very physical duel, Priest showed his “Damian” side, which led to a fierce onslaught that ultimately cost him dearly. Showoff marked the win by disqualification, keeping the United States title in the hands of Priest.
Edge ruins Miz and Maryse’s wedding vow renewal by taking a Brood bath
Following Eric Bischoff’s return from the WWE Hall of Fame, the renewal of the wedding vows between the Meese and Maryse quickly became a must. After WWE’s “It Couple” exchanged beautiful words, Bischoff was not surprised to hear The Edge’s musical hit as The Rated-R Superstar stepped into the ring with his own vow to dishonor the Meese and Maryse ahead of WWE’s first day. his promise to channel his Brood personality again to dip Miz, Maryse and even Bischoff in his signature black liquid bath and take WWE’s must-attend wedding to a whole new level.