WWE Monday Night RAW Results
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
December 2, 2013
Commentators: Jerry Lawler, JBL & Michael Cole
Report by: David Stephens of Wrestleview.com
CM Punk’s music hits and the fans rise to their feet. Punk enters the ring with a microphone. He has spent the week puzzling over why he was attacked by The Shield last week. Punk fears that it is because of a criticism that he directed towards Triple H. Punk hopes that he is wrong about this assumption. He can only hope that Triple H is not so stupid as to stir the hornets’ nest of the biggest anti-authority man in the company.
Stephanie McMahon walks out onto the entrance ramp. She hopes that everyone had a great Thanksgiving. She tells CM Punk that it is beneath her family to come after someone just because Triple H was called a bad name. She understands that it is easier for Punk to come after Triple H than a three man team like The Shield. Stephanie says neither she nor her husband had anything to do with the attack last week. Punk is not so easily convinced. Stephanie brings out Kane to handle the situation.
Kane gets straight down to business with his suit and tie. He reveals that after an investigation The Authority has been absolved of any wrong doing in regards to the attack. Kane asks if Punk has any questions. Punk asks Kane as to when he became the Big Red Ass-Kisser. Kane tells Punk that he should be more polite. Punk tells Kane not to patronize him. Kane cautions Punk about going down this road. Punk starts to threaten Kane and challenges him to a brawl.
The Shield’s music hits. They make their way down and surround the ring. Stephanie calls out for them to stop before they hit the ring. Stephanie says that Punk is to be respected and admired. Kane sees Stephanie’s point so he announces a match. At Tables, Ladders & Chairs Punk will have to take on The Shield in a 3-on-1 handicap match.
Damien Sandow is in the ring to cut a promo before his match. It is addressed towards Big E. Langston but the show comes back from break as he finishes speaking. Langston is on commentary for this match.
Dolph Ziggler v. Damien Sandow
The winner of this match will challenge Big E. Langston for the IC Title at the TLC PPV.
Sandow and Ziggler brawl to the outside of the ring at the start. Back inside the ring Sandow takes control. He rolls through a Russian Leg Sweep and drops the Elbow of Disdain. Cover, but Ziggler kicks out. Sandow attempts a moonsault from the second rope but Ziggler rolls out of the way. Ziggler springs to his feet for a DDT and covers his opponent. Sandow kicks out.
Ziggler charges toward Sandow in the corner and climbs the ropes for a ten count punch. Ziggler follows with a neckbreaker and cover. Sandow kicks out. Sandow looks for a neckbreaker of his own but Ziggler counters into a Fame-Asser. Another near fall. Sandow looks to close out the match as Langston shares that any animosity between himself and Dolph Ziggler is in the past. Sandow hits You’re Welcome for the win.
Winner via You’re Welcome: Damien Sandow
AJ Lee, Tamina & Summer Rae v. The Bella Twins & Natalya
AJ Lee skips around the ring for the duration of the match.
Nikki tries for a quick roll up on Tamina but to no avail. Brie gets the tag. Tamina uses her strength to overcome the more nimble Bella. A scoop slam sets up the tag to Summer Rae. Summer gets on the apron and gives Brie a butt bump before trying a roll up. Brie kicks out. Tamina gets the tag but Summer quickly tags herself back into the match. She uses her leg to choke Brie in the corner. She hits a faceplant and cover but Brie kicks out.
Natalya gets the tag and charges in for a huge clothesline. Summer ducks when Natalya charges towards her in the corner. Summer looks for a tag to AJ but she is still skipping around the ring. She finally makes it up onto the apron and tags into the match. Natalya looks for a Sharpshooter but Tamina makes the save. The Bellas run right in after Tamina and knock her to the outside. AJ is furious. Natalya rolls her up from behind and pins the Divas Champion.
Winners: The Bellas & Natalya
Wade Barrett is standing at a podium next to the commentators’ table. It is adorned with a sign which reads #BadNewsBarrett. He is introduced as such. He shares that he has good news and bad news. The good news is that they are here live on RAW tonight. The bad news is that it is in front of a bunch of rednecks and hillbillies. In a city that was named after their state just so the people could remember it.
Randy Orton is in the back with Brad Maddox. Orton tells Maddox that he is bigger than the WWE itself. He tells Maddox that he is more well-known than John Cena and easily the biggest thing in the company.
Daniel Bryan’s music hits and he cheers his way down to the ring. He has apparently survived his kidnapping at the hands of the Wyatts last week.
Daniel Bryan v. Erick Rowan w/ Luke Harper
Rowan grabs Bryan and uses his strength to power around the ring. Bryan dodges a few clotheslines and throws some kicks and punches. Bryan can’t drop his opponent so he leaps on his back for a Sleeper. Rowan flips Bryan overhead and down to the mat. Bryan unloads with kicks in the corner. Bryan looks to work on his foe’s arm. Rowan’s strength allows him to lift Bryan overhead but the speedy Superstar scurries free. Bryan kicks relentlessly and tries to set up for the Yes Lock. Rowan grabs the bottom rope. Bryan is met with a kick to the gut that grounds him and allows Rowan to catch his breath. Bryan is tossed to the outside of the ring. Rowan tries to follow after but Bryan quickly charges back into the ring. Rowan attempts to follow but Bryan hits him with a baseball slide.
Rowan has Bryan in a Bearhug and then chucks him out of the ring. Rowan follows after and sends Bryan head first into the steel steps. Rowan tosses Bryan back into the ring and goes for the cover. Bryan kicks out. Bryan kicks out the legs of Rowan and then charges across the ring for a huge missile dropkick. Bryan attempts another but a vicious arm lariat stops him in his tracks. Rowan boots Bryan in the head and goes for the cover. Bryan kicks out.
Rowan tosses Bryan overhead with a Fallaway Slam. He follows with a splash in the corner and a cover. Bryan kicks out. Rowan stays on the offensive until Bryan is able to trip him up and send him over the top rope. Harper jumps up on the apron but Bryan kicks him off. Bryan flies out of the ring at Rowan with a suicide dive. Bryan gets Rowan back inside and connects with kick after kick. Bryan goes up to the second rope but Rowan hits him with a big boot. Bryan shakes it off and rolls up his opponent for the win.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match the lights go out and Bray Wyatt appears on the Titantron. He tells his family members not to attack Bryan. Bray asks how long Bryan can live the life that he lives with the likes of Brie Bella. Eventually people will realize that their red carpets are being soiled by Bryan’s dirty feet. Bray cautions Bryan to open his eyes.
A flustered Daniel Bryan is in the back and runs in to his old tag team. Kane informs Bryan that he will be facing all three members of the Wyatt Family at the TLC PPV.
R-Truth & Xavier Woods v. Tons of Funk w/ The Funkadactyls
Xavier Woods starts the match against Brodus Clay. Xavier leaps into the air but Brodus catches him and slams him overhead. Sweet T gets the tag and grabs Woods for a shoulder block. Woods fights back with several punches. Truth gets the tag and delivers some punches of his own. Truth dances a bit but then gets mauled by a shoulder tackle. Truth is slingshotted up into the second rope neck first. Clay gets the tag.
Clay bounces off the ropes but gets caught by a kick to the gut and then a heel kick to the jaw. Xavier Woods gets the tag. Brodus tries to stop him with a splash, but Woods moves out of the way. Woods rolls Clay up for the win.
Winners: Truth & Woods
After the match Brodus Clay angrily glances towards Sweet T as if to blame him for the loss.
Sin Cara v. Alberto Del Rio
Cara flips around for a few arm drags and sends Alberto out of the ring. The lights are in Sin Cara mode for this match. Cara flies out after Del Rio and rolls him back inside. Cara tries to follow but is met with a baseball slide. Del Rio exits the ring and tosses Cara into the barricade. Alberto rolls him back inside for the cover. Cara kicks out.
Alberto cinches on a side headlock. He releases and delivers a couple of stomps. Another cover but Cara kicks out again. Cara retakes control. He covers after a lateral press but Rio kicks out. Del Rio hits a bridging German Suplex. Cara kicks out. Rio stomps on his opponent and taunts the crowd. Rio grabs Cara for the Cross Arm Breaker. Cara blocks and ducks an Enziguiri. Cara leaps from the top rope with a beautiful delayed suspension on a Swanton.
Winner: Sin Cara
A fired up John Cena is in the back with Renee Young. She asks about his match against Randy Orton at the TLC PPV. Cena puts over both of the Titles. He says that it is time for change. There is only one WWE and one Universe so it is time for just one Champion.
The Shield is in a room which is darkly lit. They laugh at the notion of facing CM Punk in a 3-on-1 handicap match. Believe in The Shield.
The Shield v. Cody Rhodes, Goldust & Big Show
Ambrose starts the match against Big Show. Show takes Ambrose down to the mat and drops an elbow. Ambrose is tossed to the corner. Show unloads with three consecutive chops. Rollins gets the tag. Show lifts him up for a simple slam. Reigns gets the tag. Show sets him up in the corner and delivers a chop. Reigns tries to fight back but only gets met with another chop. Reigns punches Show in the head and tags in Ambrose. Show lifts Ambrose up and tosses him down from high overhead. Goldust gets the tag for his team. He plays with Ambrose’s arm and then tags in his brother. Cody tries for a pin but Ambrose kicks out. Rollins gets the tag but walks right into a hip toss. Cody lifts Rollins up for a suspended suplex. Cover, but Rollins kicks out.
Goldust comes in and kicks Rollins in the gut to set up a pin. Rollins kicks out. Cody gets the tag. Rollins is able to work Cody back towards the corner of The Shield. Ambrose gets the tag but not before the rest of The Shield is knocked away from the ring. Cody flies off the top turnbuckle with a moonsault. Cover, but Ambrose kicks out. Ambrose grabs the arm of Cody and tosses it into the steel ring post, cover but Cody kicks out.
Cody is in the ring with Dean Ambrose. The Shield members take turns tagging in and working on isolating their opponent. During the commercial break such action was also underway. Seth Rollins ends up as the legal man against Cody and whiffs on a splash to the corner. He is just able to tag in Ambrose. Cody springboards from the apron for a double drop kick. Reigns tags himself in but walks right into an attack from the Big Show. Reigns is sent flipping with a back body drop. Show splashes Reigns and looks to run the ropes. Ambrose pulls down on the top rope so Show falls to the outside.
As Show gets back into the ring The Shield works on their isolation of the giant. Systematic tags allow the team to remain fresh against such a behemoth of an opponent. Ambrose is the legal man as he applies a side headlock. Big Show breaks free but lifting Ambrose up for a side slam. Reigns gets the tag. Show catches Reigns with a chokeslam as he comes into the ring. Show is able to make it to the corner and tag in Goldust.
Rollins comes in for his team but is met with an inverted Atomic Drop. Goldust tries to set up a ten count punch. Rollins moves out of the way. Goldust jumps off the second rope for a hurricarana followed by a Spinebuster. Ambrose comes in to save his teammate but Big Show pulls down on the top rope so Ambrose falls to the outside. Reigns charges and hits a spear on the outside. Cody leaps off the top turnbuckle to the outside for a crossbody. Rollins is lying on the mat. Goldust has Ambrose in the corner and tries to suplex him onto Seth Rollins. Rollins moves out of the way as Goldust connects with the suplex. Rollins immediately rolls him up for the win.
Winners: The Shield
CM Punk is in the back with Renee Young and she asks him about his match against The Shield. Punk sings that he feels pretty and gay – but the truth is that that is not how he really feels. He knows that he is going to lose. The question is how many members of The Shield he can take down with him.
#BadNewBarrett – Last week Americans celebrated Thanksgiving. As a result the nation sweated while eating and is currently constipated.
Kofi Kingston & The Miz v. Ryback & Curtis Axel
Kofi starts the match against Curtis but brings Miz into the match. Miz gets caught with a lariat to the back and is tossed towards the corner. Ryback gets the tag and splashes Miz in the corner. Ryback then follows with a splash to the mat. Ryback uses his strength to keep Miz pinned to the mat. Curtis gets the tag. He connects with a dropkick. Cover but Miz kicks out. Ryback is back in action. He traps Miz in a Bearhug. Miz is able to make it to the corner for a tag to Kofi. Ryback lifts him high up for Shellshock.
Winners: Ryback & Curtis Axel
Fandango v. Mark Henry
Summer Rae attempts to distract Henry so Fandango can swoop in but the big man isn’t fooled. Fandango manages to sidestep a splash in the corner. He follows with a DDT and cover. Henry kicks out. Fandango leaps from the top rope for a crossbody. Cover, but Henry kicks out. Fandango follows with a couple of kicks. Henry gets to his feet and connects with a punch. Henry quickly closes out with the World’s Strongest Slam.
Winner: Mark Henry
The Prime Time Players v. The Real Americans
Titus backs Swagger into the corner. He lifts him up for an overhead toss. Jack pushes Titus back towards the corner. Titus attempts to fight free but Cesaro gets the tag. Cesaro uses all his strength for a Gutwrench. Swagger gets the tag as Titus is bleeding from inside his lip. Swagger tosses Titus toward the corner. Antonio gets the tag and starts to swing Titus. Zeb makes him stop as the star appears queasy. Darren Young finally gets the tag. He tosses Cesaro overhead and dodges a run in from Swagger. Young climbs to the second rope and leaps towards Cesaro. Antonio hits a vicious uppercut for the close.
Winners: The Real Americans
Triple H is in the ring with Stephanie McMahon. The WWE Universe has voted via the App to determine the name for the Champion after the Unification Match at TLC. Choosing from several possibilities they determined that either John Cena or Randy Orton will walk out as the Unified Champion. The ring is adorned with Tables, Ladders & Chairs. The Authority introduces both Randy Orton and John Cena.
Stephanie acknowledges that Orton now considers himself bigger than the WWE. Triple H runs down the greats to hold both of the belts that are currently in the ring. Stephanie makes sure to note that Triple H has held both the WWE and World Championships. Triple H reveals that the purpose of the unification match is to determine the true face of the WWE. A table is setup in the ring with a contract. Cena and Orton have been sitting in chairs but now rise to their feet for the contract signing. Both men take pen to paper. Stephanie hands the floor to Orton.
Orton begins to speak and notes that while many greats have held the Title, he is better than all of them including Triple H. But, that is why Orton was chosen to be the face of the WWE. Orton claims to have something in common with the WWE Universe – he doesn’t like John Cena. Orton is going to put Cena out of his misery and beat him as he walks out with both Titles.
Cena mockingly introduces himself to Orton but the Viper is not amused. Orton points out that he once kicked Cena’s father in the head. In the time since he has been destroying hopes and dreams. Cena cuts him off. Cena says that the only dream that Orton has destroyed is Triple H’s. Orton was the chosen one but he never lived up to his potential. If Orton is to walk out with the Title then he is going to have to earn it. Cena says that Orton can either leave the ring or he can come at him. Cena says that if Orton does come at him then the audience is going to be reminded as to what a TLC match really is. Cena threatens to hit him with a steel chair and then put him through a table. Triple H and Stephanie clear the ring. John asks if Orton is going to step up or step aside.
Orton tosses the contract signing table towards Cena. Cena charges right at Orton and they fall to the outside of the ring. Cena grabs a ladder and slams it into Cena. Orton manages to push John towards the steel post. Orton turns his attention towards the announce table and rips off the cover. This gives Cena enough time to hit him with a ladder and then fetch a steel chair. Cena takes his shirt off. Cena hits Orton with a microphone and then slams him head first into the steel steps. Cena tosses Orton back into the ring. He pauses to pass his shirts to a young fan. As he gets into the ring Orton tosses a ladder towards him. Orton picks up a steel chair and slams it over Cena’s back. Orton sends the chair repeatedly into Cena’s gut. Orton sets a table up in the middle of the ring. Cena is able to find an opening and lifts Orton up high in the air. Cena delivers an AA straight through the table.
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