Did Little Miss Bliss go up in flames? (Photograph: WWE)
WWE left its last Uncooked of 2020 on an actual cliffhanger with followers nonetheless questioning whether or not Randy Orton set Alexa Bliss on hearth.
The longrunning storyline between the Legend Killer and Bray Wyatt took extra twists and turns final night time, and The Fiend’s follower Little Miss Bliss was again on the centre of the plot.
Alexa invited Orton to her playground – after teasing a possible Fiend return subsequent week to meet his hero Hulk Hogan – however the Viper was nowhere to be seen.
As an alternative, as a substitute determined to enter the Firefly Enjoyable Home, and tore via Wyatt’s residence, booting Huskus off the desk, slapping Abigail with Mercy the Buzzard and ripping poor Ramblin’ Rabbit’s head off.
Bliss challenged him to satisfy her within the ring, and he accepted.
In the principle occasion section of the night time, the Goddess opened a mysterious current in entrance of Randy, revealing a gasoline can and matches as she challenged her foe to burn her like he did to The Fiend at WWE TLC.
In a haunting second, Alexa surrounded herself with petrol, begging him as she finally lay down within the ring.
She questioned Orton calling himself sick and evil, as a substitute referring to him as a ‘little b***h’ earlier than dousing herself in petrol.
The lights dropped after Randy insisted he’d do it, earlier than lighting a match within the darkness, dropping the flame as the sector plunges into darkness to finish the present on a real cliffhanger.
Better of the remainder
The night time began with a graphic paying tribute to Luke Harper – AKA Brodie Lee – who tragically died last week aged just 41, and Tom Phillips’s opening line was an emotional one for followers world wide.
‘It’s Monday, and you already know what which means,’ he uttered, earlier than Drew McIntyre got here out and began his promo in the identical approach, throwing in among the late star’s ‘yeah, yeah, yeahs’ for good measure.
We had a disagreement between the WWE Champion and his potential challengers, Sheamus and Keith Lee, which led to their Quantity One Contenders match kicking off the night time.
The stage is ready for subsequent week (Photograph: WWE)
Earlier than the bell rang, the Celtic Warrior was capable of hit a few Brogue Kicks to realize an early benefit in what changed into a barnstormer of a gap contest.
In the long run, Keith Lee was capable of hit a Spirit Bomb to earn an enormous win – and a title alternative on subsequent week’s present – after a unbelievable bout between two of the most effective large males round at this time.
In the meantime, Gran Metalik – who’s massively underutilised contemplating his unbelievable expertise – picked up a significant upset over The Miz.
Nonetheless, the A-Lister bought the final giggle by the top of the night time, as Adam Pearce dominated that his Cash within the Financial institution cash-in was void as a result of John Morrison was the one to execute it, which means Miz is again in possession of the briefcase.
Shayna picked up the win (Photograph: WWE)
Elsewhere, Shayna Baszler beat Dana Brooke by submission in a very good match, earlier than taking out her associate Mandy Rose after the bell.
We additionally noticed AJ Types and Omos interrupted Elias’ backstage preparations with Jaxson Ryker, complaining concerning the noise from the Residing Fact’s music.
It led to a match between Elias and the Phenomenal One, with Omos stopping Ryker from getting concerned, which helped Types to victory – and a possible face flip heading into the New 12 months.
As soon as once more, RETRIBUTION didn’t recruit Ricochet (Photograph: WWE)
Mustafa Ali as soon as once more tried to recruit Ricochet to RETRIBUTION’s trigger, with an incredible one-on-one bout between two stars who actually must be elevated past the repetitive nature of this storyline.
The draw back right here was a complete lack of growth, because the One and Solely as soon as once more refused to hitch the faction, and we’re left at sq. one.
In the meantime, Nia Jax – who declared herself for the Royal Rumble – misplaced to Charlotte Aptitude through disqualification in a very good contest, which ended when Baszler saved her associate from a Determine Eight Leg Lock, getting the Queen in a Kirifuda Clutch earlier than Asuka made the save.
Lastly, the Harm Enterprise – who might be represented by Bobby Lashley within the Males’s Rumble – took on the group of the Hardy Bros and New Day in a match which paid tribute to the late Brodie Lee.
In addition to Xavier Woods having his good friend’s identify on his arm band, he additionally hit his signature discus clothesline in a really emotional second.
Nonetheless, ultimately it was MVP, Lashley, Cedric Alexander and Shelton Benjamin who received, conserving enterprise booming as 2021 approaches.
Whereas this mix of stars might by no means placed on a foul match, it’s nothing we haven’t seen earlier than, sadly.
Quickfire WWE Uncooked outcomes and grades
- Quantity One Contenders Match: Keith Lee pinned Sheamus (A)
- Gran Metalik shocked The Miz with a roll-up (B-)
- Shayna Baszler made Dana Brooke faucet out (C+)
- AJ Types pinned Elias (B)
- Mustafa Ali defeated Ricochet (B)
- Charlotte Aptitude beat Nia Jax by disqualification (C)
- The Harm Enterprise defeated The New Day and the Hardy Bros (B)