WWE arrives in the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, for its annual Holiday show after Christmas day.
This Thursday, two championships will be defended, as Becky Lynch and Rey Mysterio put their RAW Women’s Championship and US Championship on the line in two grueling matches.
First, Rey Mysterio will take on Andrade for the US Championship. Andrade was the last man standing in a gauntlet match on Monday Night RAW a few weeks back and will now get to take on his rival, Mysterio. Rey has fended off multiple opponents for his title in recent weeks, including AJ Styles, but now he’ll try to retain the singles championship on RAW that is there week-to-week.
Lynch looks to end 2019 as the RAW Women’s Championship, as she takes on Charlotte Flair and Asuka in a Steel Cage Match. Can Asuka become a double champion, or will Lynch be able to finally pin the Empress of Tomorrow?
Since this is technically a show featuring RAW superstars, fans can expect to see Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens and much more. Last year, John Cena made a surprise appearance at the show, so anything can happen this Thursday.
The road to the Royal Rumble begins tonight, and here’s a rundown of everything that went down at MSG.
WWE LIVE HOLIDAY TOUR RECAP
The Viking Raiders (c) vs Street Profits vs The OC – RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
- Viking Raiders win via pinfall after a Viking Experience on Karl Anderson
Drew McIntyre vs No Way Jose
- Drew McIntyre wins via pinfall after a Claymore
Rey Mysterio (c) vs Andrade – US CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
- Before the match, zelina says she admires Mysterio more than anyone else in WWE history. She says that Rey shouldn’t be competing because on raw he was beaten by AOP and Seth Rollins. Mysterio has a bum neck and he shouldn’t be wrestling.
- Mysterio responds and says he shouldn’t be wrestling because he’s not cleared. But he wants to give the fans a championship match
- Andrade wins via pinfall after the hammer lock DDT
- After the match, Mysterio thanks the crowd
AJ Styles Vs Randy Orton
- Orton wins via pin fall after an RKO
- During the match, The OC come out to help Styles but the Viking Raiders take them out.
Becky Lynch (c) vs Asuka vs Charlotte Flair – RAW WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP STEEL CAGE MATCH
- Becky wins via roll up on Charlotte
R-Truth (c) vs Singh Brothers – 24/7 CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
- Sumir wins but then Sunil rolls up Sumir before Truth rolls up Sunil to get back the title.
Buddy Murphy vs Aleister Black
- Before the match, Buddy tells Black to pick a fight with him
- Black wins via pinfall after a Black Mass
Bobby Lashley with Lana vs Ricochet
- Lana comes out and hypes up her wedding to Lashley on Monday. She heels on new York city and says there is no one brave enough to face Bobby. That’s when Ricochet comes out
- Ricochet wins via pinfall after a roll up.
- After the bell Lashley beats down Ricochet
Seth Rollins vs Kevin Owens – NO HOLDS BARRED
- Before the match, Rollins cuts a promo saying how last time he was in MSG he was drinking beer with Steve Austin and the crowd cheered for him. Now half the crowd boos him and that they changed not him.
- Rollins wins via pinfall after a Stomp on a table
- Finish was set up by the AOP coming down to beat KO down.
- After the bell, Seth and AOP beat down KO some more when Samoa Joe comes out for the save.
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