WWE Monday Night RAW Results
December 22, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The RAW stage is decorated with a Santa sled, some fake snow, Christmas trees, and presents. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper will host an edition of Piper’s Pit with special guests Rusev and Lana. Roman Reigns take on Big Show in his first RAW match since September. Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt will also compete in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight.
Ho Ho Hogan is here to spread some Christmas cheer
Hulk Hogan’s music hits, and Ho Ho Hogan makes his way to the ring dressed as Santa Claus to a nice reception. Michael Cole, JBL, and Jerry “The King” Lawler (complete in an ugly sweater) welcome us to the show. Hogan says, “Ho, ho, ho brother!” Hogan says he’s here to spread cheer all over Monday Night RAW. A big “Hogan” chant breaks out. Hogan says then corrects them and starts a big “Ho Ho Hogan” chant. Hogan says he’ll be giving presents to all the WWE Superstars and Universe. Tonight they’ll get to see that big, nasty, stinky, wart-infested giant Big Show go one-on-one with Roman Reigns. “Believe that, brother,” Hogan says. We’ll also see Bray Wyatt take on Dean Ambrose in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight, brother.
John Cena’s music hits, and he comes out to a good reception from the crowd. Cena stands in the ring, and he then begins receiving some boos. Cena says members of the naughty and nice list are here. We also have Ho Ho Hogan Claus here. It’s a big week for the North Pole. Santa Claus is hard to get a hold of, but if there’s one man that is as iconic as Santa Clause it is Ho Ho Hogan. Another big “Ho Ho Hogan” chant breaks out. Cena says he’s done his best to be good this year and wanted a Frozen sing along set (Cena sings a line of “Let It Go”) until this happened: a replay is shown of Brock Lesnar attacking Cena in the Steel Cage on RAW last week. A “We want Lesnar” chant breaks out in the crowd. Cena says he agrees because he wants Lesnar to kick his teeth down his throat. After something like that, normal people would come down and demand that the decision be reversed. His career and health were in jeopardy when Rollins Curb Stomped him, but those people get coal in their stockings. Cena isn’t here to do that. Last week, he lost to Rollins fair and square. After that loss, he changed his Christmas wish. All he wants is a match against Seth Rollins tonight. He’ll be ready for Rollins, J&J Security, Paul Heyman, Brock Lesnar, and a partridge in a pear tree.
Seth Rollins’ music hits, and he makes his way out to the stage with J&J Security behind him. Rollins does not look pleased. Rollins says he can’t believe what he’s hearing. This is ridiculous. He did Curb Stomp his head into the mat, so maybe that’s why he can’t see what’s wrong with this picture. Cena is out here running his mouth again, and he told him a few weeks ago on Smackdown that no one wants to hear his stupid voice any more. That receives a mixed response. Rollins says he didn’t come out to disrespect him or Hogan. The two of them are absolute legends. In their respective eras, they took the industry to heights it has never seen before. As Cena likes to say, “Your time is up, and my time is now.” Rollins says he is the future of WWE. He is the new standard bearer of the ring they stand in. This is his business. If Cena wants to last one more day in the Seth Rollins Era, that’s something he’ll have to accept. A “You sold out” chant breaks out.
Rollins says this isn’t why he’s out here. That’s icing on the cake. The real indictment of this entire company is the fact that Ho Ho Hogan is running RAW tonight when it should be The Authority. Rollins says, “Screw that guy. He’s an imposter and a farce.” A “Ho Ho Hogan” chant breaks out. Rollins says he doesn’t want to be The Grinch, but Triple H and Stephanie McMahon deserve to be here. Instead, they are sitting at home, depressed, watching people like Ho Ho Hogan running this show and company into the toilet. That all started at Survivor Series when Cena and his stupid little team couldn’t get the job done. They had to get help in the most unlikely of places in the form of The Vigilante Sting. Regarding last week, he considers Cena lucky that he let him get up and walk out of the ring on his own two feet. If Santa doesn’t grant him his Christmas present, he might not be so lucky. The Christmas present that he deserves is for Hogan to force John Cena to do the right thing and what’s best for business, and that’s to bring The Authority back.
Cena tells Rollins to just shut up because he’s putting people to sleep. Cena says this year Rollins has turned his back on his friends, lied, cheated, stole, and mastered the art of being a complete scumbag. Now he has the gall to run his mouth about Hulk Hogan. Usually you get put on the naughty list, but if Rollins comes down to the ring he’ll get some neon green sneakers in his ass. Cena says he’ll cut to the chase. Either Rollins comes down here and shuts him up or he walks away like the coward he is. Cena says, “I am not bringing The Authority back.” Hogan says, “Ho, ho, hold on a minute, brother.” Since Cena isn’t going to bring The Authority back, he’ll have to go with an alternative. That alternative is Seth Rollins will face John Cena in the first match on RAW tonight! The crowd cheers as Hogan puts his Santa hat on Cena. Hogan says, “So whatcha gonna do when Hulk Hogan – ha, ha, ha – the WWE Universe, and all of the Christmas cheer run wild on you, brother?” Hogan’s music plays, and Cena does one of Hogan’s poses.
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins
The bell rings as soon as the commercial ends. They lock up, and Rollins applies a side headlock. A “Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks,” chant breaks out. Cena whips him off, but Rollins takes him down with a shoulder block. Rollins hits the ropes, but Cena leapfrogs him and catches him with a hip toss. Rollins rolls out of the ring to recover and get some advice from J&J Security. J&J Security gets on the apron to distract Cena. Rollins takes him down with an avalanche before stomping away at him and choking him with his boot. Cena punches back and sends him to the turnbuckle. Cena runs into a back elbow, and Rollins takes him out with a blockbuster from the second rope for a two count. Rollins punches him before elbowing him in the head. Rollins punches him down in the corner before whipping him to the opposite side. Cena collapses to the mat, and Rollins poses for the crowd while J&J Security claps for him. Rollins approaches him, and Cena takes him out with a dropkick. Rollins is first to his feet, and he kicks Cena down. Rollins stomps him in the corner before dragging him to the center of the ring to drop an elbow on the knee. Rollins works on the knee before choking him in the corner. Rollins shakes his head at the crowd before hitting Cena with a running forearm to the face. Rollins drops a knee on the face for a near fall. Rollins elbows him in the face before applying a front face lock. Cena powers out of that before kicking him. Cena hits the ropes, and they take each other out with a double clothesline. Cena took a really poor bump there. Rollins picks up the briefcase, and the referee grabs that out of his hands. Joey Mercury then gets on the apron and punches Cena in the face. Rollins then covers for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Cena trapped in a chin lock. Cena fights up, blocks a kick, ducks a clothesline, and hits a shoulder tackle. Cena goes for a second one, but Rollins ducks it. Cena rolls out of the ring to recover. Rollins then takes him out with a suicide dive. Rollins rolls him back into the ring and goes for a flying knee to the head, but Cena sidesteps it. Cena goes for a back suplex powerbomb, but Rollins flips through and rolls him up for a two count. Rollins then connects with a superkick for another near fall. Rollins sets up for a turnbuckle powerbomb, but Cena counters with an AA attempt. Rollins flips through and lands on his feet. Rollins kicks him and goes for a neckbreaker, but Cena gets out and hits a back suplex powerbomb. Cena sets up for the 5 Knuckle Shuffle, but he catches Rollins trying to kick him. Cena tries for an STF, but Rollins grabs the ropes. Cena pulls him up to his feet, and Rollins takes him out with an enzuigiri for a near fall.
Rollins stares at J&J Security before hitting Cena with a running forearm in the corner. Rollins hits the ropes, and Cena takes him out with a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Rollins and Cena exchange punches until Cena ducks out and hits the back suplex powerbomb. Cena connects with the 5 Knuckle Shuffle before going for the AA, but J&J Security jumps up to the apron. Cena scares them off before giving Rollins back body drop over the top rope onto them. Cena throws Rollins back into the ring and connects with a diving leg drop to the head for a near fall. Both men are being counted down, but Cena crawls over to Rollins and picks him up. Cena puts him on the top rope and goes to the second rope. Rollins clubs away at him and goes for a sunset flip powerbomb, but Cena holds on to the top rope. Rollins then runs across the ring with him on his shoulders and powerbombs him in the corner for a near fall.
Rollins smiles at Cena before getting to his feet. Rollins goes for the Curb Stomp, but Cena grabs the foot and applies the STF. Rollins gets to the bottom rope, but Cena pulls him back to the center of the ring and reapplies the hold. J&J Security runs in to attack, but Cena thwarts it. Cena sends them both into the corner before hitting them with a corner clothesline. Cena gets both men on his shoulders and delivers a huge double AA! Cena then ducks a Money in the Bank briefcase shot and gives Rollins an AA for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: John Cena
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Later tonight, we’ll see Dean Ambrose take on Bray Wyatt in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight. We’ll also see Piper’s Pit with Lana and Rusev as his special guests.
“Tis The Season To Be Jolly” plays as a wreath is filmed. Kane then walks in, and the music stops. Kane simply says, “Bah! Humbug!”
Jack Swagger vs. Fandango w/ Rosa Mendes
They lock up, and Swagger powers him against the ropes. Swagger takes him down with a waistlock before picking him up and trying it again. Fandango elbows him back and applies a side headlock. Swagger sends him to the corner. Fandango goes for a slingshot, but Swagger doesn’t go under. Swagger then takes him down with another waistlock and goes for the Patriot Lock, but Fandango claws his way out of the ring before it can be applied. Fandango gets back in the ring, but Swagger ducks his clothesline and hits him with a big boot. Swagger knees him in the corner before sending him to the opposite one and hitting a clothesline on the rebound. Swagger does his “We the people” taunt before going for the Swagger Bomb. Swagger blocks the boot to the face attempt and stomps him. Swagger then connects with the Swagger Bomb for a near fall. Fandango goes to the apron to recover. Swagger grabs him, but Fandango kicks him three times in the head. Fandango hits a diving leg drop for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Fandango
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Dolph Ziggler will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Luke Harper in a rematch.
Tom Phillips is backstage with Dolph Ziggler. Phillips asks for his thoughts on Luke Harper invoking his rematch clause tonight. Ziggler says the Ladder Match at WWE TLC was one of the most brutal matches he’s had in his entire career. He doesn’t just mean physically, but also mentally. It showed him with Harper would go through to keep the title. Harper is a psychopath and a nightmare come to life. He’s no slouch either. He’s a four-time Intercontinental Champion, and that doesn’t happen by accident. Tonight, no Christmas miracle is going to give the WWE Universe the present they deserve. He’ll go out and steal the show. It’s too bad for Luke Harper that he’s just too good.
A vignette for The New Day replays with the three of them talking about how they’re better together.
Replays are shown of Kane giving Adam Rose and The Bunny a Double Chokeslam on RAW. Kane then gave The Bunny a Tombstone Piledriver. The next night on Smackdown, Kane gave The Bunny another Tombstone Piledriver. The Bunny is seen in a neck brace.
R-Truth vs. Adam Rose
They lock up, and Rose hits an arm drag before taunting the crowd. They lock up again, and R-Truth applies a side headlock. Rose whips him off, but R-Truth holds the ropes and dances. Rose dances as well before having a kick blocked. R-Truth then rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: R-Truth
Match Rating: 1/4 *
The Bunny comes in to console Rose, who looks completely frustrated in the ring. The Bunny turns his back to him, and Rose takes him out with a spinebuster. Rose viciously kicks and punches away at The Bunny. The Rosebuds cannot believe what they’re seeing. Rose scares them back before hitting The Bunny a running knee into the steps. Rose throws The Bunny into the barricade and screams. Rose stares wildly into the crowd before smiling. Rose pushes his way through the Rosebuds and stomps off to the back.
Later tonight, we’ll see an edition of Piper’s Pit with special guests Rusev and Lana. Coming up next, we’ll see Roman Reigns take on the Big Show.
Edge and Christian will host the final RAW of 2014 next week.
Hulk Hogan will be in charge of Friday Night Smackdown this week.
A pre-taped promo with Big Show is shown. Big Show says he got Roman Reigns a Christmas present, but it’s not a stocking stuffer. Big Show holds up his fist. Another one with Reigns is shown. Reigns says the Christmas season is a time for giving, so he’ll give Big Show all he can tonight.
Big Show vs. Roman Reigns
The bell rings, and they lock up. Big Show powers him back. Reigns comes back at him, but Big Show tosses him to the corner. Reigns sidesteps Big Show and punches him in the corner before hitting a corner clothesline. Reigns hits the ropes, but Big Show takes him out with a shoulder block. Big Show head-butts him down before hitting a punch to the midsection. Big Show then military presses him and drops him throat first onto the top rope. Big Show then runs him over with another shoulder block for a one count. A “Daniel Bryan” chant breaks out. Reigns punches back at Big Show, but he punches him in the midsection and body slams him down. Big Show drops an elbow for another one count. Big Show kicks him in the ribs, and Reigns barely sells it. Big Show clubs him before sending him into the corner hard. A “boring” chant starts to break out. Big Show applies a chin lock, but Reigns fights up and elbows out. Big Show quickly sends him to the corner, but Reigns boots him in the face. Reigns hits a pair of clotheslines that only stagger Big Show. Reigns then ducks a clothesline and hits a leaping clothesline that takes Big Show down.
Big Show pulls himself up, and Reigns hits him with a Samoan Drop. Reigns looks out into the crowd and holds his fist up. Reigns punches the mat and goes for a Superman Punch, but Big Show pushes him away. Big Show charges him, but Reigns dropkicks him in the knee. Reigns then goes outside and hits him with a dropkick to the head. Reigns then hits a Superman Punch that sends Big Show over the commentary table. Reigns gets in the ring and takes the count-out victory.
Winner by Count-Out: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Big Show angrily knocks over the commentary table before walking off. Reigns stands in the ring and poses for the crowd.
Dean Ambrose will take on Bray Wyatt in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight.
Renee Young is backstage with Dean Ambrose. She asks how he’s been preparing for his match against Bray Wyatt tonight. Ambrose says he’s been preparing all year long. All year long he’s been a really good boy hoping for a present. Today, he went to the Mall of America to find Santa Claus, but he didn’t find him. He did find a security guard with a white beard. Ambrose told that man that all he wants for Christmas is Bray Wyatt. Tonight, he’ll get him. The old saying is, “Every time a bell rings, Bray Wyatt gets a beating.” Ambrose wishes Renee a Happy Holiday before walking off.
Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella were named one of the top power couples in sports for 2014.
Natalya w/ Tyson Kidd vs. Brie Bella w/ Nikki Bella
Replays are shown of Natalya beating Brie Bella by submission last week on RAW. Tyson Kidd was more concerned with checking on Nikki Bella at ringside, which irked Natalya quite a bit.
They circle the ring and lock up. Brie pushes her back before Natalya pushes and kicks her. Natalya wrenches the arm before Brie forearms her. Brie hits a fireman’s carry takeover before applying an arm bar. Natalya fights up, but Brie brings her back to a knee. Natalya flips through, but Brie knees her in the back. Brie sends her to the corner, but she runs into an elbow. Natalya goes to the second rope and looks at Tyson shouting. Brie pulls her off the second rope for a near fall. Brie stomps her against the ropes before kneeing her in the face. Brie connects with a second running knee to the face for a near fall. Brie applies a chin lock, but Natalya powers her off. Brie clotheslines her down for a two count. Brie blows Tyson Kidd a kiss before stomping Natalya and applying an abdominal stretch. Natalya punches out before going for a slam, but Brie counters with a roll up attempt. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter, but Brie counters into an inside cradle. Natalya rolls through and picks up the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Natalya
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Tyson Kidd comes in the ring and hugs his wife. Natalya knocks Nikki Bella off the apron, and she clutches her knee. Natalya then holds up the WWE Divas Championship before putting it down and walking off.
Dolph Ziggler will defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Luke Harper later tonight. We’ll also see an edition of Piper’s Pit with Rusev and Lana.
A vignette hyping up The Ascension is shown.
A pre-taped promo with Gold and Stardust is shown. Stardust says Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer is a lazy farm animal that works once a year. Goldust says it has a shiny nose that will be popped by him.
Gold and Stardust vs. Los Matadores and El Torito
El Torito is dressed as a reindeer with a red nose. Stardust will start the match against Fernando. Stardust wants El Torito (the commentators are calling him El Rein-o), so he’s tagged in. Stardust pushes him, and El Torito kicks him in the knee. El Torito then sidesteps him, and Stardust flies out of the ring. El Torito goes for a suicide dive, but Stardust catches him on his shoulders. El Torito then takes him out with an arm drag. Stardust flips out at ringside before getting in the ring and tagging in Goldust. El Torito bites Goldust on the backside. Diego is tagged in, and he catches Goldust with a sunset flip for a two count. Goldust quickly sends him into the ring post shoulder-first. Goldust punches him before applying a chin lock. Diego fights up, but Goldust punches him. Stardust is tagged in. Diego sends Goldust out of the ring, but Stardust is able to take him down. Stardust then jumps into a dropkick from Diego.
Goldust and Fernando are tagged in. Fernando hits a springboard elbow before hitting a pair of spinning back elbows. Fernando chops the chest before having a whip to the corner reversed on him. Fernando hits a hurricanrana and goes for a monkey flip, but Goldust pushes him off. Goldust goes for a catapult into the corner, but Fernando lands on the second rope. El Torito blind tags in. Goldust catches El Torito and accidentally slings him into Stardust. Fernando hits Goldust with a Backstabber before El Torito covers him with a springboard moonsault for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Los Matadores and El Torito
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Luke Harper is seen backstage. Harper says this is the time of year people like to give. Harper isn’t like that. He likes to take things away. Tonight, he’s going to give himself a present. Harper says, “Dolph Ziggler, I’m going to hurt you, boy, and I’m going to take the Intercontinental Championship.” Harper stares into the camera with his wild eyes.
Dolph Ziggler makes his entrance. He’ll defend the WWE Intercontinental Championship against Luke Harper, next.
Big E will take on Stardust tomorrow night on WWE Main Event, exclusively on the WWE Network.
WWE Intercontinental Championship Match
Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Luke Harper
As Lilian Garcia was doing the pre-match introduction for Dolph Ziggler, Luke Harper big booted him out of the ring! Harper then takes him out with a suicide dive! Harper sends him into the barricade before going for a powerbomb on the floor. Ziggler slides out, but Harper quickly catches him with a spinning side slam on the ground! Harper rolls him into the ring to continue the assault, but the referee holds him back. The referee checks on Ziggler, and Harper rips Ziggler’s t-shirt off. Ziggler insists to the referee that he’s ok to fight.
The bell rings, and Harper superkicks him before hitting a sit-out powerbomb for a near fall. Harper uppercuts him down before grabbing him by the hair and giving him another uppercut. Harper picks him up and rakes the face. Ziggler punches back and goes for a dropkick, but Harper counters that into a guillotine catapult. Harper then kicks him out of the ring.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler begin to fight back on Harper. Harper pushes off a neckbreaker attempt and connects with a dropkick that knocks Ziggler out of the ring. Harper goes to grab him, and Ziggler tries to fight back with a superkick. Harper blocks that and hits a slinging face-buster on the commentary table! Harper puts him in the ring for a near fall. Harper applies a chin lock, but Ziggler fights up and dropkicks him down. Ziggler goes for an avalanche, but Harper sidesteps him and picks up another near fall. Harper stands over him before hitting a pump-handle fall-away slam for a two count. After some stalling, Ziggler rolls Harper up for a two count. Harper boots him in the face before feigning a suplex to punch him in the face. Harper connects with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall. Harper goes for a powerbomb, but Ziggler counters into a roll up for a near fall. Harper then big boots him down. Harper goes for a discus clothesline, but Ziggler ducks and hits a superkick. Harper then stumbles and connects with a discus clothesline for a near fall!
Harper goes for a powerbomb, but Ziggler counters into a sit-out face-buster. Ziggler then connects with the famouser for a near fall. They trade punches while down on their knees. They get to their feet. Ziggler goes for another famouser, but Harper counters into a powerbomb attempt. Ziggler gets out and connects with a pair of superkicks that stumble Harper. Ziggler then connects with the Zig-Zag for the win.
Winner and still WWE Intercontinental Champion: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: **
Jerry Lawler interviews Dolph Ziggler in the ring. Lawler says Harper gave him hell, but he pulled it off. Ziggler says he pulled it off because of the people in the arena. It’s been a long road, but after everything that has been put in front of him, he overcame it. No one will take the Intercontinental Championship from him. The crowd gives him a good hand as he goes to the back.
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper will host Piper’s Pit with Rusev and Lana, next.
Piper’s Pit with special guests Rusev and Lana
“Rowdy” Roddy Piper makes his way to the ring to a nice reception. Piper smiles and soaks in the cheers. Piper says he loves them and they look good. His guests tonight are two people that asked to come down here because they have a special Christmas message for all Americans. The crowd boos, and Piper says they’re judging. Piper then introduces Lana and Rusev.
Rusev and Lana make their way to the ring waving the flag of the Russian Federation. They receive boos from the crowd. Piper begins to talk about how he likes to get straight to the point, but Lana cuts him off. She says Christmas in America is a joke. It’s the one time of year that Americans pretend to be good people. They put on fake smiles and show phony holiday cheer. What’s worse is they believe a bloated old man comes and gives gifts to their spoiled American children. Piper screams that this America, land of the free, where we believe in what we want to. The crowd cheers for Piper. Lana tells Piper to believe in this, and a replay is shown of Rusev viciously attacking Ryback on Smackdown last Tuesday. Piper looks disgusted by the footage. Rusev asks if Piper believes now that he could crush Ryback. A “Feed Me More” chant breaks out. Rusev then asks if Piper believes he can crush him. Piper says he’s Hot Rod and full of Christmas joy. There is no reason for them to become a couple of Scrooges. Piper calls them Communist Scrooges. Piper says he likes Rusev so much that he went out and got them a Christmas gift. Just for them, he put a bow on it.
Ryback’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage wearing a large red bow. Rusev meets him at the end of the ramp, and Ryback knocks him over. Ryback punches and kicks him before slamming him into the barricade. Ryback throws him into the ring, and Rusev kicks him down as he enters the ring. Ryback counters a thrust kick and gives him a spinebuster. Ryback sets up for a meat hook clothesline, but Rusev rolls out of the ring and retreats up the ramp with Lana. Piper raises Ryback’s arm up and does the “Feed Me More” chant with him.
The commentators talk about how successful the USA Network has been with Monday Night RAW in the lineup. Replays are shown of John Cena beating Seth Rollins in the opening bout of the evening.
Dean Ambrose will face Bray Wyatt in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight in the main event.
Santa’s Helpers Six-Diva Tag Team Match
Alicia Fox, Emma, and Naomi vs. Cameron, Summer Rae, and Paige
Summer Rae will start the match against Emma. Summer does her hair flip, and Emma mimics before slinging her hair in her face. Emma trips Summer before dropkicking her for a one count. Cameron tags in, and she runs into Emma’s boot. Cameron hits the Codebreaker for a two count. Cameron slams her off the mat before Paige blind tags in to a nice reception. Paige head-butts her as the crowd lightly chants for her. Paige knees away at Emma for a two count. Paige head-butts her a few times for another two count. Paige applies a chin lock before slamming her. Paige sends her into the ropes, but Emma kicks her in the face. They then hit each other with a double clothesline.
Naomi and Cameron are tagged in. Naomi hits a flipping clothesline and a jumping calf kick. Naomi is sent into the ropes, but she pulls herself to the apron. Naomi kicks her in the head and snaps her off the top rope. Naomi covers, but Summer Rae breaks it up. Alicia takes Summer out with a spin kick. Paige superkicks Alicia down before head-butting Naomi. Paige throws Emma out, but Emma lands on her feet and pulls her out of the ring. Alicia is tagged in. Cameron punches her and goes for a roll up, but Alicia counters into a leg drop DDT for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Alicia Fox, Emma, and Naomi
Match Rating: *
Dean Ambrose will face Bray Wyatt in a Miracle on 34th Street Fight later tonight.
A pre-taped promo is shown of The Miz saying he’s been very charitable with Naomi. The Miz wants Damien Mizdow to sing him a carol, but he cuts him off and says they’re out of time.
The Miz w/ Damien Mizdow vs. Jey Uso w/ Jimmy Uso
The Miz spends a lot of time teasing to the crowd that he’d let Damien Mizdow into the match. They’re loudly cheering for Mizdow. Miz then tells him to get off the apron. Jey rolls Miz up for a two count. Miz powers him to the corner and kicks him before hitting a headlock takeover. Mizdow mimics him at ringside. Jey whips him off, but Miz connects with a shoulder block. Miz hits the ropes, but Jey leapfrogs him and throws him out of the ring. Mizdow lays next to him. Jey then takes Miz out with an over the top rope plancha. Miz avoids a diving axe handle and knees him in the midsection. Miz kicks him in the head for a two count. Jey fights up, but Miz takes him down by the hair. Miz taunts the crowd and goes to kick Jey, but Jey ducks it. Jey then connects with a Samoan Drop. Jey goes for a running hip bump in the corner, but Miz counters with a Skull Crushing Final attempt. Jey gets out, kicks him away as he attempts a Figure Four Leglock, and goes for a roll up. Miz counters the roll up with one of his own and grabs the tights for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: The Miz
Match Rating: 3/4 *
A promo for the Mick Foley episode of “The Monday Night War” is shown. That will be on the WWE Network after RAW.
Bray Wyatt makes his way to the ring for the main event. The ring has a Christmas tree set up at each post. Wyatt sings, “It’s The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year.” Wyatt says he notices that people love to surround themselves with everyone they love at the holiday season. Wyatt wondered why, but then he realized it makes them feel safe. Wyatt asks if they feel safe before laughing. Their safety is an illusion. It’s a façade to shield them from the truth. If you look outside the window, there is another world out there. In this world, there is no Christmas or Santa Claus. In the real world, there is only suffering, evil, pain, and sorrow. This is the world that he thrives in. In the real world, he is king. He has taken Dean Ambrose to his world once before. Right here before their very eyes, he’ll do it once more. They can also enjoy this moment with him. All they have to do is look to the sky and follow the buzzards.
Dean Ambrose’s music hits, and he comes to the ring holding a Santa sack with a kendo stick hanging out. There is a wall of presents at the end of the ramp that Ambrose steps around. The main event is next.
Miracle on 34th Street Fight
Bray Wyatt vs. Dean Ambrose
The bell sounds, and they attack each other with wild punches. Ambrose gets him in the corner and punches him before chopping the chest. Ambrose punches him in the corner before rubbing his forearm in his face. Wyatt reverses a whip into the corner, but Ambrose pops out and clotheslines him down. Wyatt punches him back before choking him on the ropes. Wyatt sends him into the ropes, but Ambrose takes him down with a running cross-body block and punches away at him. Ambrose punches him before dropkicking him against the ropes. Wyatt falls out of the ring. Ambrose slams him into some boxes before whipping him into a Christmas tree. Ambrose stomps some presents before hitting a snapmare on the floor. Ambrose then suplexes a Christmas tree onto Wyatt. Ambrose then whips him into another Christmas tree. Ambrose slams the tree on top of him before opening up a box and pulling out a TV monitor. Ambrose, remembering TLC, puts it back in the box. Ambrose slams him off the barricade before going under the ring for a table. Wyatt attacks him and throws him into the ring before putting the table back under the ring to boos from the crowd.
Ambrose picks up a head of steam and takes Wyatt out with a suicide dive that sends him through the wall of gift boxes at the foot of the ramp. A “Merry Christmas” chant breaks out. Ambrose pulls the table back out from under the ring and sets it up. They trade punches before Ambrose attempts Dirty Deeds on the ramp. Wyatt pushes him down to ringside, and Ambrose punches him on top of the table. Ambrose goes to the second rope and puts a wreath around his neck, but Wyatt slides off the table and runs up the ramp. Ambrose attacks him, puts the wreath around his head, and punches him. Ambrose hits him with a gift box before opening up another present that is revealed to be a steel chair. Wyatt kicks him before throwing him off the stage through a gift table!
The camera surveys the damage around ringside so far. We then see Ambrose trapped in a chin lock. Ambrose fights up, but Wyatt slams him back down. Wyatt hits a snapmare and reapplies the chin lock. Ambrose fights up, but Wyatt head-butts him. Wyatt runs into the boots. Ambrose goes for a missile dropkick, but Wyatt sidesteps him. Wyatt then hits a senton splash for a near fall. Wyatt goes back to the chin lock, but Ambrose fights up again. Ambrose pulls on his beard, and Wyatt releases the hold. Wyatt knees him and sends him into the ropes, but he lowers his head and eats a kick. Ambrose ducks a clothesline, and Wyatt takes him out with a wild flying elbow! Wyatt follows Ambrose out of the ring and sends him into a Christmas tree. The crowd chants, “One more tree,” and Wyatt obliges them by sending Ambrose into the last tree. Wyatt then slams the tree on top of him.
Wyatt throws some chairs into the ring before putting Ambrose back inside. Wyatt then grabs a kendo stick wrapped up like a candy cane. Wyatt cracks Ambrose with the kendo stick in the back and chest a few times. Wyatt wedges the kendo stick into the top turnbuckle pad and goes to slam Ambrose’s eye into it, but Ambrose blocks it. Ambrose head-butts him and goes to throw Wyatt into it, but Wyatt blocks it. Ambrose kicks him and hits the ropes, but Wyatt takes him out with a vicious clothesline for a near fall. Wyatt clubs him in the jaw a few times before saying, “To hell we go, my friend.” Wyatt wedges a chair between the top and middle ropes in the corner. Wyatt puts Ambrose in the corner and checks on the kendo stick. Wyatt then grabs him, but Ambrose counters by sending him headfirst into that steel chair wedged in the corner.
They wildly trade punches with Ambrose coming out on top. Ambrose punches him down before hitting a pair of running forearm shots. Ambrose hits a forearm shiver in the corner before hitting a bulldog. Ambrose goes into the Santa sack he came down with and pulls out another candy cane kendo stick. Wyatt goes to give him a one-armed slam, but Ambrose elbows out. Wyatt punches him, and Ambrose rebounds off the ropes with a clothesline. Ambrose cracks him in the midsection and back a bunch of times with the kendo stick before hitting a Russian Leg Sweep with it over his throat. Ambrose lays a steel chair on top of Wyatt and grabs another one before going to the second rope. Ambrose drops an elbow with the steel chair for a near fall! Ambrose goes under the ring and grabs a ladder. Ambrose throws it into the ring and props it up in the corner. Wyatt does the crabwalk and catches him with a nasty one-armed slam on the ladder for a near fall!
Wyatt sets the ladder up in the corner and throws him face-first into it. Wyatt slaps him in the face a few times before going for Sister Abigail, but Ambrose gets out. Ambrose then sends him into the ladder before rolling him up for a near fall. Ambrose sets the ladder up and climbs to the second to last rung. Ambrose then takes him out with an elbow drop while he’s standing for a near fall! Ambrose puts some chairs on top of him and grabs another one. Ambrose climbs the ladder, and Wyatt pops up to throw the chair into his face. Ambrose falls off the ladder. Wyatt then sends him face-first into the kendo stick wedged in the corner and picks up the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Bray Wyatt
Match Rating: ***
Replays are shown of the conclusion of the match. Wyatt goes to grab Ambrose at ringside to inflict more punishment, but Ambrose sprays him in the face with a fire extinguisher. Ambrose punches down on a table before getting on the apron and going to the second rope. Ambrose then drops an elbow and crashes Wyatt through the table at ringside! Ambrose laughs as he lays in the wreckage of the table.
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