Welcome one and all to the last edition of the RAW RECAP for 2021, presented by THE REVELLEUTION! We’re heading towards the Day 1 event but a recent outbreak of COVID in WWE has meant changes to live events, and potentially matches changed at the PPV. Will the WWE continue as is and hope superstars are cleared before the event? Or will we get changes tonight before they have to be last minute ones? Let’s get into it, and find out…
Mixed Tag Team Match
24/7 Champion DANA BROOKE & Reggie defeated TAMINA & R-Truth
Truth and Tamina were clearly not on the same page as Truth demanded he start first. Eventually after ‘comedy’ spots Tamina got a tag and levelled Reggie with a Superkick, sending him into the corner for Brooke to tag in (even though under Mixed rules Brooke should have come in as soon as Tamina was legal.) Brooke chopped Tamina down with kicks and Knee Lifts, before hitting a Cartwheel Dropkick that set up a Twisting Splash for barely a two count.
Tamina came back with a Running Back Elbow counter, but R-Truth tagged himself back in. Again the Mixed rules were ignored as Brooke had to flip out of Truth trying for a Back Suplex, scurrying through Truth’s legs to tag out to Reggie. The match would end with Reggie pinning Truth with a Wheelbarrow Roll-up Driver. After the match Tamina tried to clobber Truth but he escaped, and then trying to go after Brooke she got a Handspring Back Elbow for her troubles.
MEGAN MORANT (filling in for Sarah) interviewed NIKKI A.S.H. who tried to play down the idea she was holding back Ripley. Saying that all the insults from the current Women’s Tag Champions inspired her and Ripley. Before she made a challenge to Carmella and Queen Zelina for a tag title rematch. Later CARMELLA was interviewed as she ran down Ash but praised Ripley slightly as she accepted the challenge.
Liv Morgan and Becky Lynch both weren’t on the show, with a video package replacing them to hype up the Day 1 event.
MARYSE and The Miz had their marriage vows renewal ceremony before eventually Edge interrupted to deliver a ‘Brood-bath’ to leave the happy couple soaked.
A night of simply the WWE doing the best they could with so many stars off the show. With Becky Lynch for sure isolating with hubby Rollins having tested positive for Covid a video package was better than nothing. Same goes with Nikki and Carmella’s interviews to make the tag title rematch official. Meanwhile, Brooke and Tamina continue to make the best out of being stuck in the 24/7 Division. Some TV time is better than none I suppose.
That’s your lot for this week! Be sure to stop by in seven days for the first edition of the RAW RECAP for 2022! See you then, and from everyone at THE REVELLEUTION have a Happy New Year!