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WWE Raw Results:
The final major WWE show of the year 2019 has passed, and it included one of wrestling’s greatest happenings: a wedding. It also had some matches, to the surprise of many. Name a wedding that has also had wrestling at it? If you know of one, then you know a very fun couple. Anyways, here are the match results:
- Aleister Black def. Buddy Murphy
- Erick Rowan def. Local competitor
- Charlotte def. Natalya
- Street Profits def. The O.C.
- Drew McIntyre def. Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins in a handicap match
- Andrade def. Ricochet
Alright. Let’s get right into the Lana-Bobby Lashley wedding disaster. Wow. Lots to digest there.
The wedding was interrupted by four people. First, two random people who were Lashley’s first wife and Lana’s first husband. Then the big one: Liv Morgan made her return. She announced that she had been in love with Lana. It was a lot.
— WWE (@WWE) December 31, 2019
WWE building Liv Morgan up for this is a waste of a talent. We know from their track record that WWE does not have the tact to pull off a tasteful LGBTQ+ romance. Is it even going the romance route though? Lana and Liv brawled during the segment. Is it going to be a feud between the two? Not exactly the best way to portray these characters.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) December 31, 2019
Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose commented on the angle on Twitter. They had mentioned on Total Divas that they pitched the first LGBTQ+ angle to writers and were turned down:
Welp… my mind is blown.
— Daria Berenato (@SonyaDevilleWWE) December 31, 2019
No words … 😑
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— Mandy (@WWE_MandyRose) December 31, 2019
Also in this segment, Lana made out with Lashley and got his makeup all over her face. Finally, Rusev popped out with a bowtie and beat up Lashley. He and Liv stood tall, but we all suffered.
— WWE (@WWE) December 31, 2019
Wow, quick break needed from Raw. I’ll have more takeaways down below in the “One for the Road” section.
WWE Match of the Decade Tournament:
We here at FPC Wrestling did a tournament to determine the best WWE match of the past ten years. The finals were released yesterday, so check it out for yourselves. Let us know if you agree with the ranking of the top four. Check the list out here.
Major Names Missing Backstage at Raw
Raw this week had to go without some of it’s usual showrunners. According to PWInsider, Vince McMahon, Kevin Dunn & Triple H were all absent from backstage at Raw this week. The show was instead run by Paul Heyman and VP of Global Television Production Michael Mansury. John Laurinaitis ran the rehearsals, and Michael Hayes was the lead producer. Still, the Lana-Lashley wedding had to have been pure Vincent Kennedy McMahon.
One for the Road:
Some other, non-wedding, Raw quick thoughts:
- Street Profits have been on fire lately. I expect them to be tag champs before or at Wrestlemania.
- Kevin Owens and Samoa Joe are teaming up to take out Seth Rollins and the Authors of Pain. Ring of Honor stans are ready for it, and so am I.
- The Erick Rowan cage bit has already run its course.
- Becky Lynch challenged Asuka to a Raw Women’s Championship match at Royal Rumble and I am ready for Asuka 2 Belts.
- Randy Orton faked a knee injury to RKO A.J. Styles and it was the second best thing on this episode.
- The best thing on this episode: Charlotte big booting Eric Young back to TNA.
— Lily 🎅 (@charlotteN1fan) December 31, 2019