Raw Summary and Reactions (December 5, 2022): It's friend or foe for Bianca Belair

Uncooked Abstract and Reactions (December 5, 2022): It is good friend or foe for Bianca Belair

It is time for a brand new contender…

I mix Uncookedtwo nice ladies’s matches in a single as a result of they have been the most effective matches on the present and they’re a part of the identical story.

Uncooked want a primary contender for Bianca Belair’s title. They scheduled two triple risk matches, with the respective winners dealing with one another subsequent week. First match? Rhea Ripley vs. Bayley vs. Asuka. Rhea dominated early as a result of it is Rhea’s story proper now. Sure, Bianca has the championship however Rhea is dominating the ladies’s division proper now due to her presence. It is Mami’s world and all of us reside in it.

However that dominance did not final lengthy as a result of Asuka and Bayley are Asuka and Bayley. However Asuka was an afterthought within the greater image as a result of earlier than the bell rang, Becky Lynch bought right into a mic duel with Bayley the place Becky basically mentioned that the function mannequin is nothing with out her homegirls by her aspect.

Becky left the ring as Rhea entered and so they engaged in what felt like a 5 minute staredown. So proper there they teased Becky vs. Bayley or Becky Vs. Rhea. Like I mentioned, Asuka as an afterthought is smart. The empress even fell sufferer to the dreaded “heel double crew” which solely lasted so lengthy as a result of the heels needed to heel.

The match circulation made it clear that Asuka and Bayley could not resolve the Rhea drawback. Actually, the one motive Rhea misplaced the match is as a result of she bought overzealous and bought out. Rhea tried a cannonball off the metal steps however Bayley was one step forward of her and moved. Bayley was truly the smarter wrestler your entire match. And that is why she got here out on prime after hitting Asuka with a Roseplant with Rhea fully out of the image.

Rhea took out her frustrations on a overwhelmed Asuka, which hopefully means we get that feud subsequent, though it most likely means just a few extra Ls for Asuka.

The principle occasion featured Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Primarily based on all the things that occurred earlier than, Becky wins, proper?

Truly no. For just a few weeks, however most notably final week, WWE instructed us that Alexa wasn’t fully pleased. Even proper earlier than this match, commentary famous that her singles profession is not precisely booming in the meanwhile. That meant that both The Man or Ms. Bliss appeared destined for W, with Nikki as cannon fodder.

Nikki instantly went after Alexa, persevering with their very lengthy historical past and their newest chapter at Survival sequence. However as soon as Becky and Alexa tossed Nikki out within the ring, she apparently simply smiled and laughed on prime of the commentary desk whereas Lynch and Bliss wrestled. I do know it is her character and all but it surely’s a bizarre feeling for a excessive stakes match for one in every of your wrestlers to willingly sit out as a result of she’s “loopy”.

Finally all three ladies bought concerned and the match discovered a circulation that I preferred. Becky and Nikki entertained of their one-on-one moments as neither girl backed down and Becky talked a variety of trash and requested Nikki to stand up and combat her. It sucks when the identical one that kicks you down tells you to stand up and combat.

The match’s subsequent large second got here within the ultimate sequence. Becky hit Cross with the Manhandle Slam on the ring apron however Harm CTRL interfered! Bayley does not need Becky and with the championship so shut, she’s not taking any probabilities. Bayley believes her probabilities enhance if she faces Nikki or Alexa, so she made positive it occurred. Whereas Dakota Kai & IYO SKY powerbombed Becky via the commentary desk, Alexa hit Twisted Bliss on an already dazed Nikki.

So subsequent week it is Alexa Bliss vs. Bayley and my cash is on Alexa. Apart from the truth that there’s something happening with Alexa and her flipping Bianca paves the way in which for a heel flip, I do not see Becky behaving and letting bygones be bygones.


Compelled metal

Off the highest. all the things associated to the bloodline goes above the center. For these unfamiliar with one thing referred to as “newspapers” above the fold refers back to the stuff on the primary web page above the a part of the paper that folds in half. In digital phrases, something above the “Extracurriculars” part. Anyway, I at all times assume it goes there as a result of Bloodline associated points usually tower over all the things else when it comes to what I like in my wrestling.

So colour me shocked that the tag crew title match is sitting right here and never someplace else. Solo Sikoa took out Elias earlier than the match, so Kevin Owens stuffed his spot as he and Matthew Riddle battled The Usos.


And I’m shocked by that! The match felt anticlimactic. Perhaps as a result of I knew Jimmy & Jey did not lose but additionally as a result of they have been by no means at risk both. A very good title match includes danger; both the championship adjustments arms via excessive stakes or one thing look as it’d. Riddle & KO by no means got here shut to creating me assume for a second that that they had these belts. Riddle finally took the 1D, Bloodline beat up Riddle after the bell and KO chased Sami Zayn, Jimmy and Jey into Downtown DC site visitors. That left Riddle alone with Solo, who attacked him in methods solely Solo is aware of how. It included Solo wrapping a chair round Riddle’s neck and operating into him at full velocity from throughout the ring.

Riddle did the stretcher job so who is aware of if he is gone for some time or simply a few weeks, but it surely’s clear it’s going to be him and Solo when Bro comes again. And it is a wager.

Aspect notice however Sami saying “wager” like me, The Usos and all my buddies say “wager” makes me smile and snort.

Extra Seth. Extra Bobby

I’ve no smarts for this one as a result of it was Bobby and Seth within the ring speaking trash to one another once more. Seth bought below Bobby’s pores and skin by insinuating that All Mighty is afraid of Brock Lesnar. A combat broke out, officers and safety intervened, then Bobby by accident impaled a WWE official. It is Bobby and Seth subsequent week in a primary contender’s match for Idea’s title, however Adam Pearce checked on Bobby as the previous champion left the world. Pearce understands that accidents occur but it surely’s higher that they do not occur once more. It’s a risk. Bobby mentioned cool however simply make sure that nobody will get in his manner once more. It is positively a risk.

One thing tells me Bobby goes to lose this match subsequent week.

Final dance?

Ali stepped as much as Austin Idea and challenged him for the USA Championship. Austin not solely accepted however mentioned after this match that he by no means desires to listen to the phrase “alternative” out of Ali’s mouth once more. And you understand what? I agree with. Not only for Ali however for each single wrestler in WWE. However I digress.

The match began with Idea flexing his brutality, slamming Ali into the ring publish after which slamming his head into the barricade. Austin is getting extra violent each week and I like that addition to his character. Finally Ali discovered his footing and it grew to become a traditional wrestling match. A stable one too, however sadly interrupted by Dolph Ziggler. Dolph attacked Idea, giving the champion a DQ win and likewise hurting Ali’s possibilities of successful a championship. An upset Ali confronted Ziggler and because the two brawled Idea hit, Ali threw out the ring and nailed Ziggler with an A-City Down. Ali as soon as once more performs the sacrificial lamb. Which I can do with out however I like Ziggler displaying up for continuity.

On line casino Royale

Bear in mind Duke Hudson’s poker gimmick? A bunch of cats in NXT keep in mind. Anyway, I carry it up as a result of JBL seemingly hijacked Duke’s poker tournaments and introduced them to Uncooked. OC, Baron Corbin, Shelton Benjamin, Alpha Academy, Dominik, Dexter Lumis, Johnny Gargano, Tamina, Dana Brooke and Tozawa competed in JBL’s event. Tozawa and Dom bought into it first, then OC referred to as Baron Corbin a cheater, leading to an enormous brawl that successfully ended the event. Alpha Academy had Corbin’s again, leading to a match between these three and The OC

And OC got here out on prime in one other stable however uneventful match. I really like everybody concerned minus Corbin however there’s nothing price mentioning right here. It felt like a placeholder match whereas WWE figures out what to do with everybody concerned. That mentioned, I am shocked that WWE put Dom and The OC in the identical spot and did nothing with the pairing. With all of the unhealthy blood between The Judgment Day and California Boys, it does not make sense.

Talking of Dom…

Dominik defeated Tozawa. It was good however Tozawa is mainly a punchline at this level whereas Dom is simply enjoyable to look at Dom wrestle significant matches. Whereas The Judgment Day dominated Tozawa after the match, the Road Income got here to his help. Which they solely did as a result of they’re good guys who clearly need beef with JD. I nonetheless really feel like there’s unfinished enterprise between Judgment Day and The OC however I suppose WWE feels in a different way.

One other week and one other quick Uncooked. The present hardly ever stands out as of late however it’s…satisfactory. However the present began some new feuds, and even put a few of an NXT band again collectively when Candice LaRae discovered her backstage interview interrupted by her husband and his psychotic son-in-law, who had simply received a variety of poker cash. If there’s one factor this episode, and former episodes present, it is that Triple H believes in following up storylines, so hopefully we get a decision to that and the opposite storylines began right here.

Grade: B-

That is my ranking and I am sticking to it. Your flip.

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