WWE Monday Night RAW Results
December 29, 2014
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video showcases the moment Edge retired from WWE from the April 11, 2011 episode of WWE Monday Night RAW. They show highlights from his speech before going to clips of Edge and Christian doing their 5-second poses. They will guest host RAW tonight.
Edge and Christian kick off Monday Night RAW
Tony Chimel introduces Edge and Christian to the ring (complete with the high pitched “Superstar” line), and they come out to a massive pop from the crowd. Christian seems startled by Edge’s pyrotechnics. Edge is wearing a Sami Zayn shirt. Christian says he is so excited to be standing in this ring for the very last RAW of 2014. Christian thinks they should send 2014 off with a bang by doing it E&C style. Christian is going to host a special edition of “The Peep Show” that will totally reek of awesomeness. Before he can say his guest, Edge questions the name of that show. Edge thinks it should be “The Cutting Edge.” Edge says “The Peep Show” sounds like something perverts from 1920 would pay a nickel to watch. Christian says that’s what he was going for, and Edge thinks that’s disturbing. Edge wants to show the people how they made it to the top of the mountain seven times. Edge wants to show why they’re the best damn tag team in history. It’s time to do the first ever “Cutting Edge Peep Show.” The crowd likes that.
Their first guest will be the self-proclaimed future of the WWE, Seth Rollins. The crowd boos his name. Christian says the crowd doesn’t like that guy. Edge says he wants to put the name in perspective. Edge then announces that Seth Rollins will go one-on-one with Roman Reigns. Christian then says Rusev’s name, and he gets boos. Christian says the reaction will change when he says Rusev will go one-on-one in a Champion vs. Champion match with the Intercontinental Champion, Dolph Ziggler. That will happen right here in Washington, DC, and they’ll both be completely naked. Christian thinks he may have gone a little too far with that. Edge says no one wants to see that. Christian suggests Lana, and they cheer. Christian says he’ll get the audience back. Christian asks who would like to see Daniel Bryan tonight. The crowd erupts, and a big “YES!” chant breaks out. Edge says that’s why they were hoping they would do. Bryan will be out later to address his future.
Since they are the guest GMs tonight and make the rules, they want to give Washington a very special treat with a 5-second pose. For the benefit of those with flash photography… Brock Lesnar’s music hits! The WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring with his advocate Paul Heyman at his side. Michael Cole reminds the viewing audience what happened the last time Lesnar was in the ring with a guest GM (that being Chris Jericho). Lesnar stands in the ring with Heyman staring at Edge and Christian as the crowd boos. Paul Heyman says, “Ladies and gentlemen, peeps and Edgeheads, my name is Paul Heyman, and I can’t help but wonder why a man with a broken neck that can never wrestle again and a man with far too many concussions to ever wrestle again would swim in the shark infested waters that are inhabited by the biggest, most unmerciful predator in the WWE Universe, the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World, Brock Lesnar.” Heyman dares them to make a move. They can’t because one bad hit or smack across the face, and either one of them, or both, could end up in a wheelchair as a paraplegic for the rest of their lives. His client has no desire to break the neck or end the career of two men whose careers are already over. His client is a conqueror that wants to penetrate the virgin neck of someone whose conquering is truly newsworthy like their hero, John Cena. At the final conflict between Lesnar and Cena at the Royal Rumble…
John Cena’s music hits, and he makes his way out to a nice reception from the crowd. Cena is all business as he stares down at the ring before marching down to the ring. The crowd is really buzzing as Cena stares at them. A “Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks” chant breaks out. Lesnar leans in the corner and laughs. Cena says the only reason why he doesn’t knock Lesnar clean into 2015 is so he doesn’t limp into the Royal Rumble with an excuse. Cena comes with a gift and a resolution. “My resolution is I take that championship off your shoulder at the Royal Rumble. We savvy,” Cena asks. His gift is for Paul Heyman. Cena grabs Heyman, but then releases him to catch Lesnar trying to rush him. Cena gets him up for an AA, but Lesnar slides off and escapes the ring with Heyman!
Lesnar and Heyman stand at the foot of the ramp. Lesnar is not happy about being tricked like that. Heyman convinces him to cool down. Lesnar holds up the championship and walks off with Heyman. Cena’s music plays, and he poses for the crowd.
Dolph Ziggler will take on Rusev in a Champion vs. Champion non-title match, next.
WWE Intercontinental Champion vs. WWE United States Champion
Dolph Ziggler vs. Rusev w/ Lana
Rusev corners him and kicks him before bouncing him off another turnbuckle. Ziggler fights back, but Rusev powers him to the corner and hits some shoulder thrusts. Rusev punches him down before stomping him. Ziggler blocks a punch and comes back with some of his own. Rusev quickly cuts him off with a back elbow. Rusev pulls him to the center of the ring and drops some elbows for a two count. Rusev applies a modified chin lock, but Ziggler fights up and gets out with a jawbreaker. Rusev runs into a back elbow. Ziggler goes for a spike DDT, but Rusev pushes him off. Ziggler quickly slides through the legs and dropkicks him, but Rusev doesn’t go down. Ziggler then connects with a big DDT for a near fall. Rusev rolls out of the ring to recover.
We come back from the break to see Rusev splash Ziggler against the ropes. Rusev pulls him to the center of the ring by his hair before reapplying the modified chin lock. During the commercial, Rusev catapulted Ziggler into the turnbuckle. Ziggler fights up and punches out before connecting with a jawbreaker. Rusev only stumbles back before pumping himself up. Ziggler then snaps him off the top rope twice before going to the top rope. Ziggler goes for a cross-body block, but Rusev catches him. Rusev goes for a fall-away slam, but Ziggler lands on his feet. Ziggler hits him with a back elbow before connecting with a missile dropkick. Ziggler jumps to the second rope and goes for the ten punches, but Rusev pushes him off. Ziggler tries for the same thing, but Rusev pushes him off again. Ziggler quickly ducks a thrust kick and catches him with a famouser for a near fall!
Both men get to their feet, and Rusev hits a throat thrust. Rusev goes for a back suplex, but Ziggler flips through it. Ziggler goes for a superkick, but Rusev blocks it and flips him over. Ziggler quickly avoids an avalanche in the corner, and he connects with a superkick for a near fall! Ziggler gets to his feet as Rusev pulls himself up on the ropes. Ziggler goes for the Zig-Zag, but Rusev holds on to the ropes. Rusev pushes him away and kicks him in the knee before sending him shoulder-first into the ring post. Rusev stomps him in the corner. The referee gives him a five count and tries to push him away, but Rusev continues the assault. The referee then disqualifies Rusev.
Winner by Disqualification: Dolph Ziggler
Match Rating: * 1/2
Rusev stands back and surveys the damage. Rusev then applies the Accolade while wrapping him up on the bottom rope. Ziggler taps as referees run down to pull Rusev off. Ryback’s music hits, and he runs down to the ring. Ryback punches him before connecting with the meat hook clothesline. Ryback then kicks Rusev out of the ring as the crowd loudly cheers him. A big “Feed Me More” chant breaks out.
Michael Cole talks about “WWE Rivalries” on the WWE Network. Immediately after RAW, they’ll look at the rivalry between Edge and Christian and The Hardy Boyz. There will also be an encore presentation of the WWE Hall of Fame and WrestleMania XXX on New Year’s Eve.
The Miz and Damien Mizdow will defend the WWE Tag Team Championships against The Usos later tonight.
Ryback clears up some misconceptions about him
Ryback is still in the ring as we come back from commercial. Ryback says now that the big, ugly Russian is gone, he wants to talk to the WWE Universe for a few minutes. He feels like ever since he debuted in the WWE as Ryback, there has been a misunderstanding about him. There’s a lot they don’t understand about him. His first WWE live event was when he was twelve years old. He was the guest bell ringer in Las Vegas. It was then that he decided he wanted to be a WWE superstar. Nearly ten years ago, he got his start on WWE Million Dollar Tough Enough as “The Silverback.” A replay is shown from a 2004 episode of Smackdown when Al Snow announced he was eliminated. After that, he lost his dream job and fell into a deep depression. Ryback didn’t talk to his family for a year because he was so ashamed that he lost everything he worked for. He got a job at a BBQ joint in Louisville, Kentucky working twelve hours a day. He would go home to an empty apartment with a stack of WrestleMania DVDs to remind him of everything he lost.
Ryback then came across a book called, “The Secret,” a book on positivity. It taught him about the law of attraction and how powerful the mind is. His life changed right away. He returned to wrestling and got re-signed by the WWE. Shortly after that, he made his debut with a group called The Nexus. A replay is shown from 2010 when the Nexus debuted and destroyed John Cena and the ring. Everything was great for him. He was 28-years old and on top of the world. Everything was picture perfect. Then in Hawaii in 2010, he broke his ankle in three places. He got up and tried to continue only to break his leg all the way up to his knee. Ryback shows off the scar. Three doctors told him that he would never wrestle again, but Ryback was born and he came back to WWE. A video highlights the career of Ryback up to this point. The crowd politely cheers.
Here he stands today, and that brings him to Rusev. This isn’t going to be a “USA vs. Russia” thing. It’s going to be one big guy kicking another big guy’s ass kind of thing. There’s one thing that Rusev and the people need to know about him. He takes negative people and all the negative things they say and eats them. He puts them in the pit of his stomach and turns them into positives. When it’s all said and done, he looks at Rusev and says, “Feed me more!” Ryback starts a “Feed me more” chant as his music plays.
Roman Reigns will take on Seth Rollins later tonight. We’ll also see Seth Rollins as a guest on “The Cutting Edge Peep Show.”
“Total Divas” returns this Sunday on the E! Network.
Natalya w/ Tyson Kidd vs. Nikki Bella w/ Brie Bella
Replays are shown of Natalya defeating Brie Bella last week on RAW. Natalya then attacked Nikki Bella and held up the WWE Divas Championship. The bell rings, and Nikki takes her down with some punches. Natalya rolls her over and punches her before connecting with a discus clothesline. Natalya knocks her off the apron, and Tyson Kidd catches her. Kidd lets her down, and Natalya baseball slides her down. Natalya throws her into the ring, and Brie Bella yells at Kidd. Nikki takes advantage of the distraction and forearms Natalya in the face. Nikki then connects with the Rack Attack for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Nikki Bella
Match Rating: 1/4 *
The Miz and Damien Mizdow are backstage. Miz starts talking before Naomi comes up and hugs him. Naomi thanks him, and Miz asks for what. Naomi asks if they can speak in private. Miz asks Mizdow to leave (which he mimics) before actually leaving. Naomi called the producer, who pretended he didn’t know her, and now he wants to meet her to discuss future projects. Miz says that’s great. Naomi says Miz took a lot of crap from Jimmy. She truly appreciates him helping her. She wishes him luck before walking off. Miz and Mizdow will defend the WWE Tag Team Titles, next.
WWE Tag Team Championships Match
The Usos vs. The Miz and Damien Mizdow (c’s)
Miz will start the match against Jimmy Uso. Miz quickly runs to the corner and puts himself through the ropes to keep him away. A “We want Mizdow” chant kicks up. Miz avoids Jimmy again before kicking him in the midsection and stomping him down. Miz backs up before being disqualified. Naomi is seen watching backstage. Jimmy comes back with an uppercut before body slamming him for a one count. Jimmy applies a side headlock, but Miz turns it around on him. Jimmy whips him off, but Miz shoulder blocks him down. Miz hits the ropes, and Jimmy hits him with a back elbow. Jey Uso tags in, and he forearms Miz in the corner for a two count. Miz quickly comes back with a jawbreaker before bouncing him off the turnbuckle. Jey punches him back and bounces him off the turnbuckle. Miz reverses a whip into the corner, but Jey slingshots over him. Jey then uppercuts him down. Jey applies an arm bar, and Jimmy tags in. They hit a double-team back elbow/elbow drop combination for a two count. Jimmy chops the chest before tagging Jey in. They hit a double-team atomic drop, and Mizdow comes in to mimic it. Jey punches Miz down, and Mizdow bumps as well. Jey then throws Miz out, which Mizdow also mimics. Jey goes for an over-the-top rope plancha, but Miz hot shots him on the top rope. Miz big boots him down for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Miz clubbing Jey down. Miz points at Mizdow, which the crowd applauds, before telling them no. Miz ducks an enzuigiri, but Jey still manages to kick him away. Jimmy tags in, and he hits a pair of clotheslines before kicking him in the midsection and giving him an uppercut. Jimmy ducks a clothesline and hits a Samoan Drop. Mizdow runs in, and Jimmy sends him over the top rope. Jimmy rolls Miz up for a near fall. Miz ducks a big boot, but Jimmy quickly comes back with an enzuigiri that knocks him out of the ring. Jimmy then takes him out with an over-the-top rope plancha. Jimmy throws him into the ring and goes to the top rope. Jimmy jumps over Miz as he tries to attack. Miz then kicks him and connects with a kneeling DDT for a near fall.
Miz kicks him in the knee before going for a Figure Four Leglock, but Jimmy kicks him away. Jimmy elbows him in the face and hits a corkscrew plancha for a near fall. Miz gets to his feet and blocks a kick before applying the Figure Four Leglock. Mizdow is seen down at ringside. Jimmy claws his way to the bottom rope and eventually gets a rope break. Miz tries for it again, but Jimmy gets out and applies a combination hammer and leg lock. Mizdow attacks him from behind before throwing Jey out of the ring. Miz throws Mizdow into Jimmy’s superkick before rolling him up for a near fall. Miz quickly goes for the Skull Crushing Finale, but Jimmy gets out and superkicks him down. Jey is tagged in, and he goes for the Superfly Splash, but Miz gets the knees up and connects with the Skull Crushing Finale for a near fall! A “This is awesome” chant breaks out. Miz punches away at Jey before going for another Skull Crushing Finale. Jey elbows him off and tags Jimmy in. Jimmy superkicks him before both Usos connect with stereo superkicks. Jimmy then connects with the Superfly Splash for the win!
Winners and new WWE Tag Team Champions: The Usos
Match Rating: ** 1/4
The Usos celebrate with the WWE Tag Team Championships as replays are shown of the end of the match. Naomi then runs down to celebrate with them. Jerry “The King” Lawler comes into the ring to congratulate them. Lawler asks how it feels to end 2014 as the WWE Tag Team Champions. Jey Uso says 2014 was their year. Jey says they’re going to have a BBQ with JR’s sauce. Jimmy says family is everything. The Miz tried to play them, but they played The Miz.
The commentators talk about Daniel Bryan and his announcement later tonight. Lawler says he’s concerned that he’ll join the ranks of Edge and Christian tonight. They then talk about Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins before throwing it to a video highlighting The Shield.
Cesaro’s music is playing, and we see him sitting in the corner of the ring with a black towel over his head. Cesaro says he wants to get a few things off his chest. 2014 should have been his year. He won the André The Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania, and then the WWE decision makers are telling him that he doesn’t connect. They’re right. He doesn’t connect; he delivers every single time he’s in the ring. The crowd applauds that. Connect with who? The WWE Universe? He doesn’t care about connecting with any of them. Cesaro doesn’t care about the pageantries or the pyrotechnics. All he cares about is what he does every single time he steps into this ring. Cesaro touches the canvas before saying no one in WWE can hold a candle to what he can do when he steps into those four ropes. Cesaro then corrects himself and says four sides. Cesaro then challenges anyone in the back to come out and make his day.
Bad News Barrett’s music hits, and he makes his return to a great reception. Barrett says, “It’s me, it’s me. It’s BNB, and Cesaro, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news!” Barrett says Cesaro may not care about connects with these people, but something will connect tonight. It’ll be the Bull Hammer with Cesaro’s shiny little head.
Cesaro vs. Bad News Barrett
The bell rings, and Cesaro dropkicks Barrett before giving him an uppercut. Cesaro punches away at him in the corner before having a whip reversed to the opposite corner. Barrett connects with a backbreaker before choking him on the ropes. Barrett knees away at him while in the ropes. Barrett then big boots him to the floor. Barrett goes to grab him, but Cesaro drops him on the barricade before giving him an uppercut. Cesaro throws him into the ring and connects with an axe handle off the top rope for a two count. Cesaro works on the surgically repaired shoulder. Barrett tries to get out, but Cesaro gives him a German Suplex. Cesaro goes for another one, but Barrett elbows out. Barrett then runs into a clothesline. Cesaro taunts Barrett as he punches away at him. Cesaro sends him into the ropes, but Barrett ducks a clothesline and kicks him. Barrett kicks him in the head for a near fall. Barrett goes for a pump-handle slam, but Cesaro slides off and starts the Cesaro Swing before transitioning into a single leg crab. Barrett gets to the bottom rope, but Cesaro drags him back into the ring. Barrett quickly punches him and connects with the Bull Hammer for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bad News Barrett
Match Rating: * 1/4
Edge and Christian will host “The Cutting Edge Peep Show” with Seth Rollins as the special guest.
Luke Harper is seen backstage. Harper says we all celebrate with the ones we love while casting people like him aside like trash. Harper says he’s a product of our environment. He is a social pariah and a nightmare come to life. Harper looks into the camera and says, “Sweet dreams.”
The Ascension will debut tonight.
Jack Swagger vs. Luke Harper
They lock up at the sound of the bell. Swagger powers him to the corner before applying a side headlock. Harper pushes him off and taunts him. They lock up, and Swagger powers him to the corner before going for a waistlock takeover. Harper elbows out and chops him in the corner. Harper uppercuts him before ripping at his face. Swagger turns him in the corner and punches him before Harper comes back and takes him down. Harper applies a headlock before stepping on his head. Harper sends him into the corner, but Swagger comes back with a clothesline. Swagger avalanches him in the corner before hitting the ropes and eating a dropkick from Harper for a near fall. Harper kicks him before chopping the chest. Harper applies a front face-lock, but Swagger soon fights up and elbows out. Harper punches him against the ropes. Harper charges, but Swagger gives him a back body drop over the top rope. Swagger then clotheslines him at ringside.
We come back from the break to see Swagger trapped in a chin lock. During the commercial, Harper threw Swagger into the steel steps. Swagger fights up and punches out. Harper quickly catches him with a big boot for a near fall. Harper hits a guillotine catapult into the middle rope for another two count. Harper applies a side headlock, but Swagger fights up. Swagger big boots him before kneeing him in the corner. Swagger ducks a clothesline and connects with one of his own for a two count. Swagger chop blocks the knee before hitting a waistlock takeover for a near fall. Swagger goes for a Gutwrench Powerbomb, but Harper elbows out. Harper goes for a powerbomb as well, but Swagger takes him down and goes for a Patriot Lock. Harper kicks him away and connects with a superkick for a two count. This match is dying a slow, painful death. They fumble around before Swagger applies a Patriot Lock. Harper gets to the bottom rope. Harper gets a foot up as he tries a Swagger Bomb. Harper then lays him out with a Discus Clothesline for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Luke Harper
Match Rating: *
Replays are shown of John Cena getting the best of Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman earlier in the night.
John Cena is talking with Edge and Christian backstage. They happily talk about all the things they did to each other during their rivalry. Christian brings up when Edge slapped Cena’s father around. Christian then walks off as they stare at him angrily. Cena then talks about how they left their lives out there every time they fought to prove to those who didn’t think they’d amount to anything that they were the best. Cena thanks Edge for everything he did for him before saying he’s one of the few decent people in the business. They shake hands and hug.
Roman Reigns makes his entrance. He’ll face Seth Rollins, next.
Big Show will be the guest commentator of the next match.
Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins w/ J&J Security
The bell rings, and they slowly approach one another. They lock up, and Rollins applies a side headlock. Reigns whips him off and shoulder blocks him down. Rollins rolls out of the ring to recover. J&J Security gives him some advice before Rollins gets back in the ring. Rollins kicks him in the midsection and punches away at him before elbowing him in the back of the head. Rollins hits the ropes, and Reigns takes him down with a back elbow. Rollins goes to the apron, and Reigns brings him back in the hard way. Reigns wrenches the arm a few times before applying a hammerlock and sending him shoulder-first into the turnbuckle. Reigns continues to work on the shoulder. Rollins punches him back, but Reigns sends him to the corner. Rollins boots him in the face and pulls him out of the ring. Reigns quickly slams him off the apron before putting him in the ring. Rollins attacks him as he gets back in the ring. Reigns reverses a whip, but Rollins manages to take him down by the hair. Rollins stomps away at him before applying a chin lock. Reigns soon fights up, but Rollins kicks him. Reigns jumps over him and rolls him up before lifting him up and slamming him down. Rollins quickly rolls out of the ring to recover.
Reigns scares J&J Security back before throwing Rollins back into the ring. Rollins quickly drops him to the apron, but Reigns quickly takes him down again. Reigns hits an apron dropkick. Joey Mercury quickly distracts him, and Rollins knocks him off the apron into the barricade.
We come back from the break to see Reigns trapped in a chin lock. Reigns fights up and punches him. Rollins kicks him before going for a suplex. Reigns blocks it before going for one of his own, but Rollins flips through and chop blocks him. Rollins kicks him in the face for a near fall. Rollins knees him in the head a few times before dropping a knee across the face. Rollins then applies a chin lock. Reigns fights up, but Rollins takes him down for a one count. Rollins reapplies the chin lock, but Reigns gets back to his feet. Reigns backs him to the corner and gets him off. Reigns then runs into a reverse STO into the turnbuckle. Rollins avalanches him in the corner before running into a tilt-a-whirl powerslam.
Rollins is first to his feet, and they trade punches with Rollins coming out on top. Reigns eventually pushes him off and hits a leaping clothesline. Reigns clotheslines him in the corner and hits a modified back suplex for a two count. Rollins knees him in the midsection before elbowing him in the face. Reigns blocks a kick and slams him down. Reigns pulls him up to his feet, and Rollins surprises him with an enzuigiri. Rollins picks up a near fall. Rollins quickly superkicks him for another near fall. Rollins waits for him to get up. They’re taking their time here. Rollins goes for a Curb Stomp, but Reigns avoids it. Rollins quickly leapfrogs a Spear attempt, and Reigns throws him to the apron. Rollins kicks him in the head and goes for a diving knee, but Reigns avoids it. Reigns then hits the Superman Punch. Reigns sets up for a Spear, but Big Show pulls him out of the ring for the disqualification.
Winner by Disqualification: Roman Reigns
Match Rating: **
Big Show punches away at him before throwing him over the commentary table. Big Show then tips the table on top of him and walks off. Replays are shown of what just happened as Michael Cole tries to sell this as a serious injury. Doctors check on him as we go to commercial.
Replays are shown of what just happened between Big Show and Roman Reigns.
Seth Rollins thanks Big Show for what he did. Rollins says now that the tables have turned on Roman Reigns, he’s feeling rather festive. J&J Security needs to spread the word. He’s going to propose a New Year’s toast on “The Cutting Edge Peep Show.” He’ll invite John Cena to it. Rollins laughs while he sends them off.
A video package highlights the rivalry between Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt.
Dean Ambrose will face Bray Wyatt in an Ambulance Match on the first WWE Monday Night RAW of 2015.
Bray Wyatt is seen in an ambulance. Wyatt says everything in this life must come full circle. Wyatt says he and Ambrose have reached the point of no return. This is where their great journey ends. It’s too late for Ambrose. They will not be able to resuscitate him because he is already dead. Wyatt has his soul. Wyatt slams one door before repeating the line and closing the second door. The ambulance then drives off.
Daniel Bryan is seen shaking hands with R-Truth and The Usos. Bryan will address his future, next.
Santino Marella will host a New Year’s Party tomorrow night on WWE Main Event, exclusively on the WWE Network.
Daniel Bryan addresses his future in the WWE
Daniel Bryan’s music hits, and he comes out to a tremendous reception from the Washington, DC crowd. A big “YES!” chant starts up as Bryan gets in the ring and takes a microphone. Bryan stands in the ring and soaks in the cheers from the crowd. They chant his name and say, “YES!” Bryan says it’s an honor to come out on the last RAW of 2014. It’s always an honor to be in this ring every single time. Who would have thought a small kid from Aberdeen, Washington who was always thought of as a B+ player could main event WrestleMania? Nobody, except the fans. Thanks to them, he got the opportunity to beat Triple H, Randy Orton, and Batista in one night in front of 75,000 people to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship! A “YES!” chant breaks out. The fans gave that opportunity to him, and he can never repay them for that. Five days after WrestleMania, he married the woman of his dreams. That was the best week of his life.
Everything changed after that. When they got back from their honeymoon, two days later his dad died. Bryan chokes up before saying he wasn’t there for him because he was here wrestling. A month after that, he had a career changing injury that required surgery. The doctors didn’t know what was wrong and couldn’t fix him. All he could do was sit on his couch and watch. All he wanted to do was be in this ring because that takes all the pain away. This is what he loves and dreamed about his entire life. He loves performing for the fans. Bryan doesn’t think there was anybody who cheered louder when Dolph Ziggler pinned Seth Rollins and sent The Authority out of power. It was a great moment, but it hurt because he couldn’t be here for that. The doctors didn’t have any answers. He talked to friends, family, and even Edge because he knows a thing or two about career-ending and life-altering injuries. It gets to a point of when you have to make a decision. The crowd yells, “NO!” Bryan says you have to wonder whether it’s all worth it or not. Because the fans supported him his entire career, he made a special request to make this announcement for them.
Bryan asks, “Is my career over?” The fans loudly chant, “NO!” Bryan simply says, “No!” That is not the announcement he came here to make. He is ready to fight and compete. Bryan then says, “Will I be in the 2015 Royal Rumble? YES!!” Bryan starts up an enormous “YES!” chant before his music plays!
Seth Rollins will toast John Cena on “The Cutting Edge Peep Show” later tonight.
Christian and Edge are playing with kazoos backstage. The Miz and Damien Mizdow come up and interrupt them. Christian plays Miz’ theme song on the kazoo. Miz then asks why Edge is holding a puppet. Edge says it’s his stunt double. Miz demands a rematch for the WWE Tag Team Titles. Edge says he’ll grant them a match, but not against The Usos or for the titles. Their match is next.
Dean Ambrose and Bray Wyatt will be on “The Cutting Edge Peep Show” this Friday on Smackdown.
The Miz and Damien Mizdow vs. The Ascension
Konnor will start the match against The Miz. Miz tags Damien Mizdow in and leaves the ring. Konnor attacks Mizdow and punches him down. Viktor tags in, and they send Mizdow into the ropes for a double-team shoulder block. Viktor stomps him before sending him to the corner. Mizdow kicks him in the face before connecting with a clothesline. Viktor reverses a whip into the corner. Konnor scares Mizdow back before Viktor clotheslines him down. Konnor tags in and knocks Miz off the apron. The Ascension then connects with The Fall of Man on Mizdow for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Ascension
Match Rating: 1/2 *
The Miz is seen pouting at ringside as The Ascension stands over Mizdow.
Seth Rollins is walking backstage with J&J Security. Renee Young comes up to him and asks if he really invited John Cena to be out there. Rollins says he did before saying he may also extend an invitation to Brock Lesnar.
Dean Ambrose will face Bray Wyatt in an Ambulance Match next Monday on the first RAW of 2015.
The Cutting Edge Peep Show with special guest Seth Rollins
Edge and Christian are already in the ring. A black carpet covers the canvas while two signs hang up saying “Cutting Edge” and “Peep Show.” Edge asks if Christian smells it. Christian says the show totally reeks… and Edge says, “Of awesomeness!” Their guest tonight goes by many names: The Architect, Mr. Money in the Bank, the future of the WWE, General Zod 2000, and the walking pile of suck. Edge introduces Seth Rollins to the ring.
Seth Rollins makes his way to the ring with J&J Security. Rollins takes a seat and talks about what a great night it is. Edge says Rollins is pretty chipper. Christian asks why he brought champagne. Are Rollins and J&J going to celebrate getting their computers fixed? Rollins says that’s not very nice. Before they get started, he wants to say what an honor it truly is to be on the first ever edition of “The Cutting Edge Peep Show.” Rollins says they were heroes to him growing up. They had incredible matches with the Hardys and the Dudleys. Those matches inspired him to want to be a wrestler. They are heroes of his. Edge says they appreciate it, but they don’t believe it. It seems Rollins is being condescending. Christian says he’s being lame. Rollins says they’re way too cynical. It’s the holidays. It’s time for introspection and reflection. Who had a better year than Seth Rollins? He engineered the rise and destruction of The Shield. He won Money in the Bank, became the new standard bearer of WWE, and he’s worldly recognized as the absolute future of sports entertainment. The crowd chants, “You sold out,” before saying he won a Slammy for that chant. Edge and Christian then rattle off some names that had a better year than him, like John Cena, Dolph Ziggler, Sting, Daniel Bryan, and The Doctor of Style Slick.
Rollins says he’s not out here for this reason. He wanted to take the time to reflect on the past month and how difficult it has been for him since Survivor Series. He’s been a party pooper. Rollins doesn’t want to be that guy anymore. In 2015, that Seth Rollins will be gone. He wants to have a celebration for a new Seth Rollins. We can’t do that until he brings out someone who sees value in personal evaluation at the end of the year. Rollins then brings Big Show out to the ring. Big Show comes out to boos from the crowd.
Rollins then says there is one more man he wants to bring out here. This man made him see the error of his ways. Rollins then calls out John Cena. Cena doesn’t come out, so Rollins calls for him again. Still, there is no response. Edge says Rollins doesn’t have the charisma to do what they did. Rollins says he doesn’t need to be him because he’s better than he is. Edge says Rollins couldn’t be better than him even if he had a live sex celebration with “The Big Goiter.” Rollins says he didn’t want to bring Cena out to propose a toast for 2015. He wanted Cena out here because he wants something from him. Rollins then orders Cena to get out here. There is still no response. Rollins says if Cena doesn’t come out here then he is forcing his hand. In turn, he leaves Cena no choice but to force his hand as well. Rollins hits Christian in the midsection and back with the briefcase. Edge shoves Rollins, and Big Show and J&J Security surround him. Big Show grabs Edge by the throat and places him face down on the briefcase. Rollins sets up for a Curb Stomp and orders Cena to come out before he paralyzes Edge.
John Cena runs out, but Rollins yells at him to not get in the ring. Rollins says Cena knows what he wants. Rollins places a foot on Edge’s neck and warns him not to do anything stupid. Cena takes his shirt off. Rollins says Edge is a husband and father. If Cena doesn’t give him what he wants, Edge will never be able to hold his kid again. Rollins continues to taunt Cena about ruining Edge’s life. Rollins says Cena has made his life a living hell since The Authority left. Cena eventually says he will bring The Authority back. Rollins sends Jamie Noble out with a microphone to hear what he said. Cena quietly says he’ll bring The Authority back again. Rollins yells at him to repeat it, and Cena yells that The Authority is back! Rollins celebrates in the ring.
Rollins says Cena should know him better because he’s going to kill Edge anyway. Cena runs in and attacks him, but the numbers soon overwhelm him. Big Show gives him a Knockout Punch. Rollins then connects with a Curb Stomp! Rollins, Big Show, and J&J Security back up the ramp. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman come out to the stage. Heyman shakes hands with Rollins. The Authority’s music hits. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon come out holding glasses of champagne. They stand tall at the top of the stage as the crowd boos them and the last RAW of the year comes to an end.
Quick Match Results
Dolph Ziggler def. Rusev via DQ (non-title)
Nikki Bella def. Natalya (non-title)
The Usos def. The Miz and Damien Mizdow to win the WWE Tag Team Championships
Bad News Barrett def. Cesaro
Luke Harper def. Jack Swagger
Roman Reigns def. Seth Rollins via DQ
The Ascension def. The Miz and Damien Mizdow
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Have a happy and safe New Year, and I’ll see you in 2015! Thanks for reading!