WWE Monday Night RAW Results
December 7, 2015
North Charleston, South Carolina
Report by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the show that highlights the formation of the League of Nations during the WWE World Heavyweight Championship match in which Roman Reigns had to beat Sheamus in 5:15 to become the champion. The League of Nations is comprised of Sheamus, King Barrett, Rusev, and Alberto Del Rio.
The League of Nations is standing in the ring. The stage is decorated with tables, ladders, and chairs. The League of Nations has some very generic music. Sheamus says, “How about that?” The crowd lightly boos him. Sheamus says he can’t express how happy he is. A light “You look stupid” chant breaks out. Sheamus asks how he could be stupid standing here with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Sheamus was trying to figure out all day what he would say about defending his WWE World Heavyweight Championship at WWE TLC this Sunday against Roman Reigns. The truth is it was a waste of time. All anyone needs to know about him and Reigns is right here: Sheamus points at his shirt that says “5:15.” That’s all it took for him to beat Reigns. Sheamus says that has to be a World Record.
Sheamus says the WWE has entered into the International Era because they are the League of Nations. Four premier athletes from four of the greatest countries in the world: Bulgaria (Rusev), Mexico (Alberto Del Rio), England (King Barrett), and Ireland (Sheamus). A “USA” chant breaks out. Sheamus says they tried to find someone from America, but no one could lace their boots. It’s 2015 – America just doesn’t cut it anymore. Sheamus says they’re dominance personified. Last Monday on RAW, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and The Usos (another light “You look stupid” chant breaks out) got destroyed. Sheamus says there aren’t four men on the face of the planet that can match them. The reason is because they’re the best of the best of the best of the best of the best.
The Wyatt Family’s logo flashes on the screen and the lights go out. When they come back on, Bray Wyatt is in the ring with his family standing off against the League of Nations. The crowd is starting to buzz. Wyatt says, “Pardon the interruption gentlemen, but I don’t think we’ve been properly introduced. My name is Bray Wyatt, and these are my brothers.” Wyatt says he doesn’t care about the other nations. This is his world, and he’s just allowing Sheamus to breathe in it. They want to talk about dominance, but they didn’t come out here to talk. Wyatt says they’re out there for the chaos.
The Dudley Boyz’ pyro goes off on the stage, and they come out with Tommy Dreamer by their side. Bubba Ray Dudley says they’ll see The Wyatts’ chaos and raise them to the extreme. That isn’t a catchphrase… Wyatt cuts him off and calls him a fool. Wyatt says they are outmanned and outgunned. Wyatt warns them to not get in his way. D-Von Dudley says Wyatt is wrong about that. When you’re extreme, you don’t die… you multiply. Rhyno makes his way out to side with The Dudley Boyz and Tommy Dreamer. They make their way to the ring with a chair, but Roman Reigns’ music hits. Reigns gets a very light pop as he makes his way to the ring with Dean Ambrose and The Usos.
The League of Nations vs. The Wyatt Family vs. The Dudley Boyz, Tommy Dreamer, and Rhyno vs. Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and The Usos
Charles Robinson will officiate this chaotic match. It’s a Fatal 4-Way Elimination Tag Team Match. Dean Ambrose knocks Alberto Del Rio out of the ring and catches him with a plancha. Bubba Ray Dudley sends Luke Harper to the corner and clotheslines him. D-Von Dudley is tagged in, and they catch Harper with a double-team flapjack. Harper quickly kicks D-Von, but Ambrose quickly takes him out. Del Rio runs in, knocks Harper down, and hits Ambrose with a Backstabber for a near fall. Del Rio tags Rusev in, and they catch D-Von with a double-team back suplex for a near fall. Rusev head-butts Ambrose, but Ambrose quickly tags in Jimmy Uso. Jimmy takes Rusev down with a right hand. Bray Wyatt is tagged in, and he clotheslines Jimmy down. Wyatt clubs away at Jimmy as D-Von punches away at Rusev. Rusev sends D-Von into the corner, but D-Von comes back with a shoulder tackle. Rhyno is tagged in, and he shoulder blocks Wyatt and Rusev down. Rhyno then hits Jimmy with a belly-to-belly side suplex. Braun Strowman is tagged in, and he shoulder blocks Rhyno down. Strowman takes Rusev down and clubs Jimmy. Strowman picks up Rhyno, but he slides off. Tommy Dreamer is tagged in, and he knocks Strowman over the top rope with the help of Rhyno. Jimmy superkicks Dreamer, but Rusev quickly floors him with a fall-away slam. Rusev goes to the top rope, but Jimmy cuts him off. Jey Uso is tagged in, and they climb to the second rope. Strowman comes in, and they do the Tower of Doom spot. Dreamer gets hit by a leg on the way down.
Erick Rowan is tagged in, and he misses a spin kick. Dreamer catches him with the Dreamer DDT for the pin. The Wyatt Family is eliminated.
We come back from the break to see Sheamus tag in Del Rio. Del Rio catches Dreamer with a club to the head for a two count. Jimmy comes in, and Del Rio sends him shoulder-first into the ring post before connecting with a step-up enzuigiri for a near fall. Sheamus is tagged in, and he punches away at Sheamus. Dreamer comes back with a swinging neckbreaker before tagged in Bubba. Bubba punches away at Sheamus before hitting a clothesline. Bubba hits a one-armed slam for a near fall. A brawl breaks out with the three remaining teams until it’s Reigns and Rhyno in the ring. It’s the Spear vs. the Gore. Rusev runs in and takes Rhyno down. Sheamus attacks Reigns. The Dudley Boyz catch Rusev with a 3D before body slamming Sheamus. They go for the “Wassup?” head-butt, but Del Rio knocks D-Von off the top rope. Sheamus then catches Bubba with a Brogue Kick to eliminate his team. Team Extreme has been eliminated.
It’s Reigns, Ambrose, and The Usos vs. The League of Nations now. The League of Nations gathers at ringside to talk strategy. It’ll be Ambrose taking on Rusev to start. Ambrose jabs and chops Rusev a few times before Rusev sends him into the ropes. Ambrose ducks a clothesline and catches him with a running cross-body followed by some wild kicks. Ambrose hits a running forearm in the corner before connecting with a bulldog. Ambrose the lays him out with a flying elbow drop for a near fall.
We come back from the break to see Sheamus gives Jey the 10 Beats of the Bodhrán. Reigns attacks Sheamus from behind. Del Rio is tagged in, and he kicks Jey in the face for a near fall. Del Rio punches away at Jey before tagging in Rusev. Rusev sends Jey into the corner before applying a bear hug. Jey head-butts out and slaps the ears. King Barrett is tagged in, and he kicks Jey in the spine. Barrett goes for a running big boot, but Jey ducks it. Barrett gets hung up on the top rope. Reigns and Del Rio are tagged in. Reigns hits a pair of clotheslines before hitting a leaping clothesline. The crowd is turning on Reigns. Reigns rolls Del Rio up but then powers him up to slam him down again. Reigns gives Barrett a Superman Punch before dropping Del Rio on the apron. Reigns then takes Del Rio down with a Superman Punch. Reigns ducks a shot from Sheamus, and Ambrose clotheslines him over the top rope. Reigns catches Sheamus with a Drive-By Dropkick as Ambrose hits Rusev with a suicide dive. Del Rio sends Reigns into the barricade while Jey takes Rusev out with a running splash. Sheamus grabs Reigns’ leg as he gets in the ring. Del Rio superkicks Reigns for a near fall.
Del Rio applies the Cross Arm Breaker on Reigns before Jey breaks it up with a Superfly Splash. Sheamus is tagged in, and he mocks Reigns’ taunt before going for a Brogue Kick. Reigns counters with a Spear for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and The Usos
Match Rating: ** 1/2
Charlotte is seen backstage with her father, Ric Flair. They’ll be on Miz TV later tonight.
Renee Young stops Sheamus backstage and asks if tonight’s result could indicate what will happen on Sunday. Sheamus quotes Vince McMahon’s theme song (“No Chance in Hell”) and says that’s as close as Reigns will come to the title. Sheamus says he’ll destroy Reigns on Sunday. He may just do it in less than 5:15. Renee asks if he’s learned a lesson from this today. Sheamus says the only lesson is the one he’ll teach Reigns. He’ll do it later tonight in the arena in front of the entire world.
Stardust is seen backstage wearing 3D glasses (not related to The Dudley Boyz). Stardust makes some Star Wars references before talking about eviscerating Jack Swagger. Stardust turns around and sees Titus O’Neil. O’Neil asks what he’s doing. O’Neil says he needs to get some… Stardust time. Stardust says he won’t rest until the WWE Universe rests in an ocean of sorrow and sadness. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t have a life. O’Neil says he’ll see him out there.
Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring. The commentators talk about how he’ll face Kevin Owens. Tyler Breeze makes his way to the ring with Summer Rae. They’ll watch the next match from their VIP area. This match is next.
The 2015 WWE Slammy Awards presented by Coca Cola will take place in two weeks.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Kevin Owens
They lock up, and Owens shoves him down. Owens shouts some trash talk before catching Ziggler with a front face-lock. Dean Ambrose is seen watching backstage with a barrel of popcorn and a soda. Owens takes Ziggler down and reapplies the front face-lock. Ziggler applies a hammerlock, but Owens powers up. Owens shoves Ziggler before putting himself through the ropes. Owens goes to the apron and yells at the referee. Owens applies a side headlock before Ziggler whips him off. Owens takes him down with a shoulder block for a two count. Owens applies a chin lock. Breeze is seen drinking from a large glass at ringside. Ziggler fights up and takes him down for a one count. Ziggler works him over with a side headlock before Owens elbows out. Owens applies a waistlock, but Ziggler turns it. Owens elbows him in the head and viciously chops the chest. Owens clubs Ziggler in the face, but Ziggler comes back and goes for a spike DDT, but Owens pushes him off. Ziggler kicks him and dropkicks him down. Ziggler avalanches him in the corner and goes for a superkick, but Owens goes to the apron and snaps him off the top rope. Ziggler attacks him at ringside, but Owens takes him out with a fall-away slam into the barricade. Owens rolls him into the ring for a near fall. Owens tries again for the same result. Owens tries a third time, but only gets a one count.
Owens punches and stomp him before taunting the crowd. Owens punches Ziggler back a few times. Ziggler seems to be out on his feet. Ziggler then snaps back with some punches before Owens takes him out with a back elbow. The crowd is barely responding to this match unless they have the crowd microphones turned all the way down. Owens body slams him and goes for a senton splash, but Ziggler rolls out of the way. Ziggler punches away at Owens to no reaction. Owens sidesteps and avalanche and sends him shoulder-first into the ring post. Ziggler falls to the ringside area clutching his shoulder. The referee is counting Ziggler out, but Ziggler gets in at nine. Owens immediately flattens him with a running senton splash for a near fall. Ziggler rolls out of the ring to recover.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler trapped in a chin lock. Ziggler elbows out until Owens takes him down with a short-arm clothesline for a near fall. Owens then applies a chin lock. Ziggler gets out with a jawbreaker. Ziggler elbows Owens in the face before sidestepping him. Owens hits the ring post shoulder-first. Ziggler then takes him out with a flying clothesline. Ziggler avalanches him in the corner and hits a neckbreaker. Ziggler drops an elbow for a near fall. Ziggler goes for a spike DDT, but Owens flapjacks him out of the ring. Owens is waiting for the referee to count him out, but he gets out of the ring to attack. Ziggler then gives him a spike DDT on the floor!
Ziggler gets Owens in the ring for a near fall. Ziggler misses a famouser, and Owens floors him with a release German Suplex. Owens goes for a cannonball, but Ziggler sidesteps him. Ziggler catches him with a famouser for a near fall. Owens hangs on the ropes to counter a Zig-Zag. Owens blocks a superkick and hits one of his own. Ziggler bounces off the ropes and gives him a superkick and falls on him for a near fall. These guys are working so hard, but the crowd isn’t responding at all. It couldn’t be because they’ve been marginalized forever? Ziggler tries to get him to his feet, but Owens is out. Owens then snaps up and pushes him off for a Pop-up Powerbomb and the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kevin Owens
Match Rating: **
Dean Ambrose makes his way to the ring with his tub of popcorn and a soda. Ambrose gets on the apron and nonchalantly gets in the ring. Owens trash talks him, so Ambrose throws the popcorn and soda in his face. Owens stumbles around as Ambrose slowly walks out on him with his back turned. Ambrose doesn’t even look at him as he walks off. Owens just stands there and takes it.
The Wyatt Family video flashes, and we see Bray Wyatt backstage with his family. Wyatt says it comes down to four. They need to decide their fate. Braun Strowman says he has a dream that he’ll become Tommy Dreamer’s nightmare. Strowman says he’ll squeeze him until he breathes his last breath, so in essence he’ll murder him on television. Wyatt tells Strowman to show Dreamer why he’s extreme.
Team B.A.D. makes their way to the ring. Sasha Banks and Naomi will be in action against Alicia Fox and Brie Bella, next.
Neville is getting ready backstage when The Miz walks in. The Miz says he was serious about what he said on Smackdown. With the proper build, he could take Neville from “Elf on a Shelf” to Daniel Bryan. Miz is then joined by Donny from the USA Network show. Donny says his show airs after RAW, and he’ll get Neville on the show soon. Miz says his show is the best on the USA Network. Donny says he’ll do something with Miz and Neville. For Miz, five years down the line. For Neville, he wants him on his show immediately.
Team B.A.D. is shown in a pre-taped promo. They talk about unity and shout it like Dave Chappelle did when impersonating Rick James… in 2004.
Sasha Banks and Naomi w/ Tamina vs. Brie Bella and Alicia Fox
Sasha Banks will start against Alicia Fox. Sasha shoves her, and Alicia slams her down. Alicia catches her with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a near fall. Naomi is tagged in, and Alicia shoves her. Naomi hits a shoulder block and hits the ropes, but Alicia catches her with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Brie and Alicia knock Team B.A.D. out of the ring. Tamina pulls Alicia down by the hair, and Naomi capitalizes. Sasha is tagged in, and she stomps Alicia down. Naomi tags in, and she dropkicks Alicia for a two count. Naomi applies a chin lock, but Alicia fights up. Naomi knees her in the midsection before tagging Sasha in. Sasha takes her down before applying a chin lock. Alicia fights up, but Sasha clotheslines her down. Alicia comes back with a roll-up for a one count. Sasha quickly knocks Brie off the apron, but Alicia quickly takes her out. Naomi tags in, but Alicia kicks her away.
Brie tags in, and she hits some flying clotheslines before hitting a bulldog. The crowd boos her until she does the Daniel Bryan kicks to the chest. Brie hits a running knee to the face for a two count. Sasha grabs Brie’s foot, and Naomi takes her out with the Rearview for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Sasha Banks and Naomi
Match Rating: 3/4 *
The New Day’s music hits, and they come out with unicorn horns on their heads to go face-to-face with Team B.A.D. They then give Team B.A.D. unicorn horns, and they happily put them on. They all dance in the ring while Xavier Woods plays trombone.
The Usos will be on commentary for the next match.
Big E says The New Day are not selfish. They’re the most generous superstars in WWE. Xavier Woods says they just gave a generous donation to the League of Nations. They also sent Kim and Kanye hundreds of baby names (like Booty West) for free. Kofi Kingston doesn’t think title shots should be given out all willy-nilly. Woods is disgusted they have to defend their WWE Tag Team Championships in a triple threat ladder match against The Usos and The Lucha Dragons. They’re not firemen or painters. They then pantomime The New Day rescuing a kitten from a tree. Kingston was on Big E’s back playing the role of a kitten. They claim they will ascend the ladder of success and retain their titles because New Day Rocks.
The Lucha Dragons make their way to the ring for the next match.
Big E and Kofi Kingston w/ Xavier Woods vs. The Lucha Dragons
Sin Cara chops Kofi Kingston before sending him into the ropes. Kingston tags in Big E, and Cara dropkicks him off the apron. Kingston attacks Cara, but Cara ducks a clothesline and goes for a suicide dive on Big E, but Big E gives him a belly-to-belly overhead suplex on the floor.
We come back from the break to see Kingston and Kalisto tagged in. Kalisto takes him down and kicks away at him before hitting a springboard corkscrew elbow. Big E distracts Kalisto before Kingston knocks him over the top rope. Big E tags in and drives him into the barricade. Big E gyrates as Woods plays the trombone. The New Day fires up the unicorn stampede of rapid tags and quick kicks. Kingston is whipped into Kalisto with a dropkick. Kingston and Kalisto do a clunky hurricanrana spot that gets Big E and Cara tagged in.
Cara takes Big E out with a senton bomb. Kingston blind tags in. Cara doesn’t see it and pins Big E. Woods blows the trombone in The Usos face, and they attack him. In the ring, Cara rolls Kingston up for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Lucha Dragons
Match Rating: *
The New Day tends to Woods in the ring, who is hysterically crying. The Usos walk off with the trombone and Woods’ unicorn horn.
Replays are shown of Reigns pinning Sheamus earlier in the night. Renee Young is backstage with Roman Reigns. She asks about Sheamus saying he’ll teach him a lesson. Reigns says if Sheamus is going to teach him about being a champion and a man, he’ll pass. Reigns will teach him what it feels like to have his skin blistered by a chair shot or putting him through a table. He’ll also teach him what it feels like to be a former champion. Reigns says for tonight, if Sheamus wants to teach him a lesson, we’ll see who goes to school.
Replays are shown of Charlotte faking an injury to pin Becky Lynch last week. Is she becoming like her father? They’ll be on Miz TV, next.
Miz TV w/ special guests Charlotte and Ric Flair
The Miz is in the ring, and he welcomes the crowd to his show. Miz then introduces Ric Flair and Charlotte to the ring. Flair gets a huge response. Charlotte says that’s not how you introduce a legend. Miz might as well be Tyra Banks and quit his own show. Charlotte then lists her father’s accolades and gets him a big pop. They then show off their matching Rolex watches. Miz says he remembers two months ago when Charlotte was crying over her BFFs. There’s a big difference now. Flair must be so proud. Flair says he loves seeing his daughter gain confidence and live the life of a champion. Flair says he plans on watching her retain it because he’ll be in her corner on Sunday.
Miz talks about Charlotte having a change of attitude. Charlotte asks why he’s attacking her because she’s doing what it takes to win. Maybe it’s because she’s not a man. She feels sorry for Miz’ wife. Miz says he sees what she’s trying to do, but that won’t distract him. It’s not about him or his wife. This is about Charlotte and her behavior. Ever since Paige questioned her win after Survivor Series, she changed. Miz wants to know what she has to say to Paige. Charlotte says she’ll say it on Sunday if she has anything to say. Miz says her father taught her well. Paige interfered with her friendship with Becky Lynch. She has an opportunity to say whatever she wants about Paige, but she turns it down. Flair says this is not an opportunity for Miz to give Charlotte the third degree to bump his ratings. Paige said Flair is an old fart and loves the spotlight more than his children. Charlotte says the only thing lower on the food chain than Miz is that gothic piece of trash. Charlotte says she’ll destroy her on Sunday and would say it to her face if she were there.
Paige’s music hits, and she comes out to the stage. Paige says she is all hers. Paige gets in the ring. Flair says this is a ploy to upset her. Flair says they are champions and tells her to get out of the ring. Paige turns Flair around and slaps him. Flair says to Charlotte, “Get her!” Charlotte attacks Paige until she retreats. Who is the heel in this match?
The commentators ridicule anyone who is planning to buy WWE TLC on PPV as opposed to the WWE Network. How dare you give them $54.95?
Ryback will face Rusev, next.
Replays are shown of Ryback shoving Rusev into the ring steps, which in turn clipped Lana in the leg, injuring her.
Ryback vs. Rusev w/ Lana
It should be noted that Lana is showing absolutely no signs of the injury they just claimed she had last week. We see a pre-taped promo with Rusev and Lana kissing. Lana says if you have love in your heart, you can have forgiveness. Rusev didn’t mean to hurt her last week, and she forgives him.
The bell rings, and Rusev rolls out of the ring immediately. Rusev stretches and holds his back before signaling they should maybe leave. Rusev gets in the ring at nine and stretches his injured back from earlier in the night. They lock up, and Ryback shoves him down. Rusev quickly gets out of the ring to recover. Ryback then takes Rusev out with a corkscrew plancha that doesn’t get much of a pop. Ryback gets Rusev back in the ring. Ryback elbows Rusev in the corner before hitting a suplex for a two count. Ryback punches and head-butts Rusev before sending him into the ropes. Rusev holds on and gives Ryback a back body drop over the top rope. Rusev snaps Ryback’s arm off the top rope.
We come back from the break to see Ryback punching away at Rusev before lifting him over his head. Rusev slides out and takes him down before twisting the arm around the rope. Rusev continues to attack before Ryback knees away at him. Rusev reverses a whip into the corner and covers for a two count. Rusev continues to work on the injured arm by driving his shoulder into the injured arm, but Ryback comes back with a belly-to-belly side suplex. Ryback hits a pair of shoulder blocks before hitting a diving shoulder tackle. Ryback drives his shoulder into the ribs before having a whip reversed. Ryback elbows him and hits a missile dropkick for a two count. Rusev starts running away from Ryback at ringside. Lana twists her ankle getting out of the way. Rusev takes advantage of this and attacks him from behind. Rusev applies the Accolade at ringside as Lana shows she faked the injury.
Match Rating: *
Rusev holds the Accolade on Ryback for another few moments before releasing it and kissing Lana. They walk off.
Roman Reigns and Sheamus will be in the ring later tonight.
Titus O’Neil is on commentary for this next match.
Jack Swagger vs. Stardust
We join this match in progress. Swagger applies the Patriot Lock, but Stardust gets to the rope. Alberto Del Rio’s music hits, and he comes out with Zeb Colter rolling behind him. Stardust slams Swagger’s arm off the ring post before kicking away at him. Stardust knees away at him before ripping at the face. Swagger comes back with a pair of clotheslines followed by a Swagger Bomb attempt. Stardust blocks it, but Swagger slams him down for a two count. Del Rio watches menacingly. Stardust kicks him in the face before going for the Disaster Kick, but Swagger counters into the Patriot Lock for the submission victory.
Winner by Submission: Jack Swagger
Match rating: 1/4 *
Del Rio immediately cracks Swagger in the back with the chair before hitting Stardust for good measure. Del Rio goes outside, but Swagger pops up with a chair in his hand to keep him back. They crack chairs before Del Rio falls over Colter’s scooter. Swagger looks at Colter and approaches him. Swagger grabs him and shouts about him giving up on America. Colter simply drives off on him.
The Rosebush airs with Adam Rose. It’s so awful it’s not even worth explaining it.
Del Rio is backstage with Colter. Del Rio says no one laughs at him, but they did because of Colter and his scooter. Colter should have gotten out of his way. That’s why Colter will stay away from him because he doesn’t need him. Colter tells him to stop being such a hot head. Del Rio says he doesn’t need him. Colter says Del Rio wouldn’t be the WWE United States Champion without him. Del Rio grabs a chair and says he’ll use it on him like he’ll do on Swagger if he keeps running his mouth. Colter drives off as Del Rio throws the chair at him.
This Thursday on Smackdown, Dean Ambrose and Kevin Owens will have a contract signing for WWE TLC.
Tommy Dreamer w/ The Dudley Boyz and Rhyno vs. Braun Strowman w/ The Wyatt Family
The bell rings, and they slowly approach one another. Dreamer punches away at him before Strowman throws him down. Strowman taunts him. Dreamer clubs him, but Strowman shoulder blocks him down. Strowman clubs him before choking him with his knee. Strowman shoulders and knees him in the corner before tossing him to the center of the ring. Strowman clubs him before viciously whipping him to the corner. Strowman body slams him down, and you can hear a pin drop in the arena. Strowman applies a nerve hold, but Dreamer fights up. Dreamer boots him and tries to clothesline him, but it doesn’t work. Dreamer goes for a Dreamer DDT, but Strowman counters into the head and shoulder choke for the win.
Winner by Referee Decision: Braun Strowman
Match Rating: 1/4 *
Sheamus is seen walking backstage. He’ll be out in the ring to teach Roman Reigns a lesson, next.
Roman Reigns is already making his way to the ring as we come back from the commercial. Reigns says he’s here for his lesson from Sheamus. A giant ladder is set up in the ring. Reigns says the ladder reminds him of his first day on the job with WWE. His first match in WWE was a TLC match with The Shield. They earned their spot on the bottom of the ladder. Now he’s rising the ladder as he chases the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Reigns starts climbing as the crowd barely responds and gives him the “WHAT” treatment. Reigns says he became the champion, but that lasted 5:15 to put him back at the bottom of the ladder. Reigns says he’s taking back what’s his at WWE TLC. As far as tonight goes, he’s not leaving the ring until Sheamus comes out and he hits him with every toy in the ring. Yes, call weapons that cause a lot of damage to a body “toys” to get it over. Good god.
Sheamus’ music hits, and he comes out to the stage. Sheamus asks if he’s really trying to intimidate him. Sequels are in these days, and TLC will end exactly like Survivor Series did with him still with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Just like at Survivor Series, Reigns will be on his hands and knees wondering where it all went wrong. Reigns asks if this is really how he’s going to teach him a lesson. Reigns invites him into the ring. Sheamus says he’s the champion, so Reigns doesn’t call the shots. Reigns thought the Irish loved to fight, but he’s not fighting. Sheamus says he’s told the world since day one that he loves a fight. He will fight Reigns, just not tonight. Reigns’ chance will come at TLC, and he better step up. Reigns says he’s just yapping. Reigns thought the Irish had potatoes, but he just has tater tots. Sheamus runs down, but doesn’t get in the ring. Sheamus says he’s smarter than that. He won’t build a fort this Sunday. He’ll build a castle with battered chairs, broken tables, and mangled ladders. He’ll build it right on top of Reigns. Reigns says it sounds tough coming from the guy on the floor. Maybe Sheamus should man up. There’s a ton of stalling, and Reigns is constantly calling him “tater tot” as it’s the one successful joke he’s had in quite some time. Reigns eventually clears the ring of chairs, the table, and the ladder to get Sheamus to agree to come into the ring. Reigns throws the ladder at Sheamus and laughs. Reigns ridicules him for flinching like a little girl at the sight of a ladder coming at him. Reigns asks if he’s a champion or a footnote. Reigns says if he doesn’t get in the ring, he’ll run through him and all that will be left is his dumbass shirt.
Sheamus gets in the ring, and Reigns immediately throws him out of the ring. Reigns throws him into the barricade and they brawl through the crowd to a reaction that is not befitting a main event angle or the supposed face of the company. Reigns goes for a powerbomb off the stage, but Sheamus takes him down. The heat is super low for this. Sheamus cracks him on the back with a chair a few times. Reigns throws a chair at him and follows him to ringside. Sheamus sends him into the barricade and goes to powerbomb him through the commentary table, but Reigns hits him with a Superman Punch. Reigns goes for a Spear, but Sheamus sidesteps him and sends him over the commentary table. Sheamus taunts the fans before Reigns spears him through a table at ringside.
Quick Match Results
Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and The Usos def. The League of Nations, Team Extreme, and The Wyatt Family
Kevin Owens def. Dolph Ziggler (non-title)
Sasha Banks and Naomi def. Brie Bella and Alicia Fox
The Lucha Dragons def. The New Day (non-title)
Rusev vs. Ryback ends in a DCO
Jack Swagger def. Stardust via Submission
Braun Strowman def. Tommy Dreamer via Referee Decision
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