WWE Monday Night RAW Results
December 28, 2015
Brooklyn, New York
Report by: Adam Martin of Wrestleview.com
The RAW opening hits. We go live to the Barclays Center with pyro.
Michael Cole welcomes us to the final Monday Night RAW of 2015.
“No Chance in Hell” hits as Vince McMahon heads to the ring. McMahon grabs a microphone. “I came out here tonight to settle a score. I would have settled it last week, but unfortunately I had to undergo dental surgery,” said McMahon. He said he’s going to do something tonight he should have done several weeks ago. “Roman Reigns, get out here.”
Roman Reigns’ music hits and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion raises his title high with the audience up in the rafters. Reigns heads down towards the ring. We see footage from last Monday of a very upset Stephanie McMahon backstage.
McMahon said one day his son-in-law will get revenge against Reigns. He talks about Reigns disrespecting Stephanie. The Brooklyn crowd starts having fun with McMahon and Reigns tells the “old man” to speak up. McMahon said no one disrespects his family, including the Superman punch he landed on McMahon. “This is my ring. I own this ring. I own that WWE World Championship belt. That’s mine, not yours. I own you,” adds McMahon. Reigns said this is the problem with “rich snobs” and McMahon cuts him off saying he’s a “freaking billionaire.” Reigns said McMahon doesn’t own him or his title. He said “we” own this, the supporters of Roman Reigns. The Brooklyn crowd starts up a “YES” chant. McMahon asks Reigns how long he thinks he will be champion. McMahon tells the crowd to shut up when they start up a loud “DANIEL BRYAN” chant. Reigns said McMahon stirred up the crowd. A loud “CM PUNK” chant starts up as Reigns said he isn’t scared of what McMahon may do. McMahon brings up The Wild Samoans and that Reigns is “one generation away from a bone” in his nose. He talks about putting his Uncle Afa and his father Sika through hell. Reigns pushes McMahon. McMahon falls back and says, “My neck. My neck.”
Stephanie McMahon’s music hits and she runs out calling for help. Stephanie said Reigns just put his hands on a 70 year old man and demands officers arrest Reigns right now. She gets in the ring to check on Vince and tells the officers in suits to “arrest that man” pointing at Reigns. One of the officers refuses and said they were hired to be security and that’s it. Stephanie said they just saw Reigns put his hands on her 70 year old “geriatric” father. She gets angry and demands Reigns be arrested now. One of the officers tells Stephanie to back off or she will be arrested right now. Vince steps in and tells everyone to calm down. He starts arguing with the officer and the officer said he might even arrest Vince. “Calm down or you are going to jail,” said the officer to Vince. Vince puts his hands on the officer and more officers enter the ring. The officer in a suit tells Vince to back off right now. He tells the officers to “cuff him” and Stephanie tries to stop them. “He didn’t mean to,” yells Stephanie as officers put handcuffs on McMahon. Reigns holds the mic near the officer and tells them to get him out of here. Reigns is smiling as Stephanie says they can’t do this. The police escort Vince out of the ring and through the crowd. Stephanie runs up to Vince saying she will take care of it.
During the break, we see police putting Vince McMahon in the back of a police car. The car takes off as Stephanie is screaming, “Dad! Dad!”
Kevin Owens is inside the ring as we head back inside the arena.
Kevin Owens vs. Neville
We see “Breakout Star of the Year” highlights for Neville winning a 2015 Slammy.
The bell rings and Neville stuns Kevin Owens quickly. Neville goes up top and Owens hits the ropes to trip him up. Neville counters an early Pop Up Powerbomb attempt by Owens with a roll up and gets the pinfall on Owens! Owens can’t believe it.
After the match, Kevin Owens immediately attacks Neville sending him through the ropes. Owens then tosses Neville back first into the ring barricade. Owens grabs Neville and launches him into the timekeepers barricade. Owens crotches Neville into the steel ring post, hits big forearms to the back and then drops him back down on the ground. Owens gets in a few stomps and forearms over Neville as WWE referees break it up. They get Owens to back off as we see a replay of the finish. Back live, Owens attacks Neville again as more WWE officials back off a very upset Owens at ringside.
We return live and see WWE officials helping Neville. A replay is shown of Neville reversing the Pop Up Powerbomb, rolling up Kevin Owens to get the pinfall victory and Owens attacking Neville repeatedly at ringside after the match. Back live, we hear the crowd getting loud as Owens runs down the ramp and levels Neville with a huge clothesline! Owens then tosses Neville into the steel ring steps, charges in again yelling, “You think you’re the breakout star!?” Owens gets Neville prepped for a Pop Up Powerbomb when Dean Ambrose runs out. Ambrose and Owens brawl. Ambrose tosses Owens into the barricade and throws tons of right hands. Owens sends Ambrose into the steel ring post. Owens tosses Ambrose to the ring. Ambrose flips around and hits a clothesline on Owens. Owens jumps over the barricade gets get in the crowd to get away from Ambrose. We see Owens heading to the back.
Later tonight, the return of John Cena against WWE U.S. Champion Alberto Del Rio.
We are back live in Brooklyn when WWE shows off the Instagram post by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson noting that he will be at WrestleMania 32 next year in Dallas.
Footage is shown from last week’s live Smackdown of Team B.A.D. pour egg nog on Becky Lynch and Charlotte getting a win over Brie Bella. Backstage, JoJo is with Becky Lynch noting that Charlotte said she wouldn’t be here tonight. Lynch said she could be at a disadvantage tonight with Team B.A.D. being in Sasha’s corner tonight. She talked about moving to New York City at a young age and she came here to stand out.
Team B.A.D. is out next. Sasha Banks gets on the mic and says, “The boss is back in Brooklyn!” Banks brings up how Becky Lynch called this the best city ever. She puts on a Patriots hat and how it’s clear Lynch has never been to Boston before. Loud boo’s from the crowd. Naomi insults Brooklyn calling it overrated, overpopulated and “stank dump.”
Sasha Banks w/ Naomi & Tamina vs. Becky Lynch
We are back live as the bell rings. Lock up and Sasha Banks quickly tosses Becky Lynch away. Banks bails and mocks Lynch with Team B.A.D. at ringside. Banks returns to the ring, lock up and Banks with a headlock. Banks with a shoulder block, back to the side headlock, headlock takedown and Lynch fires back with a series of arm drags. Banks bails again as the referee starts the count. Banks returns at 4. Lynch with an arm drag and keeps Banks grounded working over her left arm. Banks with an arm drag toss, misses a splash on Lynch and Lynch with a dragon screw. Lynch rolls up Banks for a one count. Lynch locks up the legs of Banks as Tamina pulls Banks to the bottom rope as Naomi distracted the referee on the other side of the ring. Lynch with a kick to the face of Banks. Lynch with a baseball slide to Naomi and tosses Banks through the ropes. Lynch goes up top, jumps and takes out all three members of Team B.A.D. at ringside as we head to a break.
We are back live as Lynch tosses Banks to the corner and gets in a boot. Lynch with another deep arm drag on Banks. Banks tosses Lynch to the ring apron. Lynch kicks away at Banks into the ropes. Lynch starts climbing up the turnbuckle as Banks gets in shots. Banks pulls Lynch down by her left arm over the top rope. Banks with knees to the lower back of Lynch over the top of the corner. Banks with kicks to Lynch in the corner. Banks pulls back on the arms of Lynch and then drops down putting her feet on her upper back. Banks mounts the back of Lynch continuing to pull back on her arms. Lynch fights to her feet and Banks drops her down on the mat. Banks drops a leg over Lynch. Lynch with clotheslines. Banks with elbows. Banks with a kick, locks the head of Lynch and pushes her into the ropes. Banks hits the ropes, dives, Lynch moves and Banks goes through the ropes taking out Naomi and Tamina at ringside. The referee starts the count. Banks rolls in at 8. Lynch with a big elbow to Banks. Banks with a backstabber on Lynch. Banks pulls back on the arms of Lynch choking her. Lynch breaks free and suplexes Banks into the corner. Tamina distracts the referee. Naomi with a kick to Lynch. Banks goes for the Bank Statement. Lynch counters into an armbar. Banks rolls up for Lynch for the win.
Winner: Sasha Banks
Michael Cole informs us that Vince McMahon has been booked and we see the mugshot. Renee Young is at the police department outside “on the scene” for us tonigh.
Later tonight: The Usos & Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus, Rusev & King Barrett.
The New Day is out next to a big reaction in Brooklyn.
Kofi Kingston w/ Big E & Xavier Woods vs. Kalisto w/ Sin Cara
We are back live as Xavier Woods says hello to New York City. Woods brings up how in this very building they became the WWE World Tag Team Champions. Kofi Kingston talks about the New Day trombone making its debut. Big E brings up singing songs last time and he brings out his pitch pipe. Kingston asks if they want another song. Woods brings up how the WWE Universe didn’t vote New Day as Tag Team of the Year so no one gets a song.
The bell rings to officially kick off the match. Kalisto works over the left arm of Kofi early. Kofi flips out and works over Kalisto’s left arm dropping him to the mat. Kalisto with a dropkick on Kofi after a series of counters. Kalisto with chops, springobards off the corner and tosses Kofi with an arm darg. Kalisto into a headlock takedown on Kofi. Kofi with a big boot that drops Kalisto. We can hear Woods playing the trombone at ringside. Kofi off the top missing a stomp over Kalisto. Kalisto with a head scissors takedown. Springboard corkscrew cross body on Kofi. Kalisto drops Kofi face first off the mat off a huricanrana. Woods distractst he referee during a pinfall. Kalisto knocks Woods off. Big E catches Woods. Sin Cara takes out Big E and Woods at ringside. Back in the ring, Kalisto with a huricanrana into a pinfall on Kofi.
After the match, Xavier Woods at Sin Cara for cheating and how that sets a bad example for children. Woods takes off his shirt and says payback is a “bbbbbbb…Big E!” He said Big E will take on Sin Cara next. Big E starts smiling as we head to a break.
Big E vs. Sin Cara
We are back live as we see Sin Cara getting in body shots and kick to Big E. Big E tosses Sin Cara over his head with a big back body drop. Sin Cara with a springboard as Big E catches him. Sin Cara flips off and catches Big E with a dropkick. Big E rolls out, flips over the top rope holding the ropes, lands on his feet and Big E pulls Sin Cara off the ring apron pancaking him on the floor below. Big E sends Sin Cara into the ring apron. Kalisto starts checking on Sin Cara as the referee backs off Big E and the rest of New Day. We see a replay of the shot Sin Cara took on the floor. Sin Cara is favoring his left arm. Back in the ring, Big E with a cover and Sin Cara kicks out after two. Big E levels Sin Cara. We see another replay of Sin Cara’s back bump on the floor and he landed bad on his left shoulder. Big E picks up Sin Cara and applies an abdominal stretch. Sin Cara with a flip dive off the top turnbuckle and he yells out in pain from his left shoulder injury. Sin Cara with a body kicks and body shots. Sin Cara with a springboard cross body over Big E. Sin Cara with another springboard into a moonsault. Sin Cara is favoring his left shoulder. Big E lifts Sin Cara up to the corner. Big E is standing up over Sin Cara. Sin Cara gets Big E on his shoulders and flips down in a senton splash. Sin Cara baseball slides Woods and Kofi. Big E lifts up Sin Cara and drops him with the Big Ending. Big E hooks the leg and gets the pinfall.
Winner: Big E
After the match, we can see Sin Cara at ringside favoring his left shoulder.
Up next: MizTV’s Year in Review Spectacular.
MizTV Year in Review Spectacular
We are back live with The Miz for MizTV. It’s the first annual Year in Review Spectacular. He talks about January 1, 2015 making his New Year’s Resolution when Ryback’s music hits.
Ryback has a mic in hand. “God you look stupid,” says Ryback. He talks about having a big appetite, but even he’s had his fill with MizTV and how the WWE Universe cares about the future. Ryback burps into the mic and says in 2016 it will be the year of the Big Guy.
Goldust is out next. He wonders if 2016 is the year The Miz wins a SAG award. Goldust disagrees. Maybe it’s the year The Miz wins an Oscar? “Or is this the year The Miz wins some…Golden Globes.” Stardust gets in Miz’s face to creep him out.
Zack Ryder is in the house. He said Brooklyn is New Zack City. Ryder says 2016 will finally be the year of Zack Ryder. He leads a “WOO WOO WOO” chant. Miz said it’s starting to get a little disrespectful out here. He continues with his year in review for 2015.
R-Truth is out next. “WWE Universe…what’s up!?” He brings up how every Superstar on the roster is up for Superstar of the Year. Miz reminds him that the Slammy’s were last week and that he actually won an award. Truth said he remembers now adding, “My bad.”
Heath Slater cuts off Miz. He takes Truth’s mic and has something to say “bay bay.”
Big Show cuts off Slater and heads to the ring. Slater said no one cares what Big Show has to say and that it’s “all about Heath Slater bay bay!” Big Show knocks out Slater and starts clearing house on everyone in the ring. Truth punches himself out. Big Show picks up Truth and gives him a chokeslam. Ryback is the only one left in the corner. A loud “FEED ME MORE” chant starts up. Ryback with clothesline charges. Big Show tosses Ryback out. The Brooklyn crowd starts a chant for Big Show to retire. Big Show disagrees and decides to announce himself as the #1 entrant into the Royal Rumble match. Then, he will go on to WrestleMania, win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and shove that up everyone’s…Big Show drops the mic and says they aren’t getting him in trouble.
Later tonight, the return of John Cena against Alberto Del Rio.
Big Show vs. Ryback
We are back live and find out that Ryback challenged Big Show to a match during the break. Ryback with kicks to Big Show in the corner. Ryback comes off the top turnbuckle and Big Show with a big body shot to Ryback on the way down. Big Show levels Ryback with a quick shoulder block. Big Show with more body shots to Ryback. Big Show with a huge chop to Ryback in the corner. More body shots in the opposite corner. Ryback with a dropkick that sends Big Show flying back. Ryback drops the straps. Big Show rolls out. The referee starts the count. Big Show decides to leave. The referee reaches the 10 count.
Winner via count out: Ryback
Up next: The Usos & Dean Ambrose vs. Sheamus, Rusev & King Barrett.
WWE Intercontinental Champion Dean Ambrose & The Usos vs. The League of Nations (Sheamus, Rusev & King Barrett)
Before the match, Sheamus said everyone in Brooklyn should be ashamed for cheering the arrest of Vince McMahon earlier tonight. “Mr. McMahon is a national treasure,” added Sheamus. He said in honor of Mr. McMahon, the League of Nations will put down an epic beatdown on The Usos and Dean Ambrose. The bell rings and here we go.
We start with Sheamus and Jimmy Uso. Jimmy catches Sheamus with a kick to the jaw. Sheamus rolls out and then catches Jimmy with an elbow from the outside. Back inside the ring, Jimmy clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Tag to Jey as The Usos get in a shot taking out Sheamus over the ring apron. Rusev is in taking a double atomic drop from The Usos. Tag to Dean Ambrose who comes off the top taking out Rusev with a missile dropkick. The League of Nations starts to regroup at ringside. Ambrose runs out and goes after Sheamus tossing him back in. Ambrose tosses Sheamus to the corner and gets in a series of stomps. Tag to Jey who splashes Sheamus in the corner. Jey with big chops. Jey with a quick uppercut to Sheamus. Sheamus kicks Jey away from the corner. Tag to Rusev who gets in a body shot and headbutt to Jey. More headbutts from Rusev. Jey tosses Rusev to the corner, shoulder block shot, tag to Jimmy, Jimmy with a jumping shot and chops to Rusev. Rusev with a hip toss on Jimmy right to the corner. Jimmy starts favoring his left knee. Rusev starts dropping his body over the bad knee of Jimmy as we go to a break.
We are back live as Rusev distracts the referee allowing Sheamus and Barrett to get in cheap shots on Jimmy in the corner. Rusev continues to work over Jimmy’s bad knee. Rusev with a half leg Boston Crab on Rusev working on the bad knee. Tag to Sheamus who stomps away at Jimmy. A loud “THIS IS BORING” chant starts up in Brooklyn. Jimmy catches Sheamus with a kick to the head. Hot tag to Ambrose. Ambrose with chop and punch combos on Rusev. Ambrose tackles Rusev a few times, takes out Barrett on the corner, high knee and running bulldog comb on Rusev. Ambrose clotheslines Rusev over the top rope, hits the ropes and connects with a suicide dive to Rusev. Ambrose tosses Rusev back in. Ambrose pulls down the top rope and Jey comes flying over taking out Sheamus. Ambrose with a swinging neckbreaker and elbow off the top over Rusev. Barrett distracts Ambrose allowing Rusev to setup a big superkick on Ambrose as we go to another break.
We return live as Rusev drops Ambrose with a spinning side slam. Brooklyn is bored and starting a wave as the League of Nations plays along. Rusev misses a corner splash on Ambrose. Tags to Sheamus and Jey Uso. Jey with clotheslines to Sheamus, uppercut and samoan drop. Jey fires up the crowd and splashes Sheamus in the corner. Rusev is in and sends Jey shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ambrose clotheslines Rusev over the top rope. Sheamus misses a Brogue Kick and eats a superkick from Jey. Jey is going up top, Barrett with a distraction, Jey comes off the top and Sheamus gets his knees up as Jey lands. Sheamus is up in the corner, charges and hits the Brogue Kick for the win.
Winners: The League of Nations (Sheamus, Rusev & King Barrett)
After the match, we see Dean Ambrose recovering at ringside when Kevin Owens shows up at ringside and sends Ambrose shoulder first into the steel ring steps. Owens starts to clear off the announce table, tosses off the top of the steel steps and then launches Ambrose back into the ring barricade. Owens grabs the bottom part of the steel steps, puts them near the announce table, grabs Ambrose, stands over the steel steps, lifts up Ambrose and powerbombs him through the announce table! Owens smiles leaving the ringside area. WWE medical staff and referees start to check on Ambrose as we see another replay. Back live, Ambrose is just starting to recover as he’s helped up and taken to the back.
Renee Young will have an update on the status of Mr. McMahon next.
Back live, footage is shown from earlier tonight of Vince McMahon getting arrested.
Renee Young is on the scene outside the police department in Brooklyn as we see Vince McMahon exiting with Stephanie McMahon. They get in a car and take off.
John Cena’s music hits to make his first WWE TV appearance since October. Cena grabs a mic after a big reaction from Brooklyn that he describes as the “sweet sounds” of Monday Night RAW. He said about right now he would be having a United States Championship Open Challenge, but instead the champion right now is Alberto Del Rio. Cena brings up how Del Rio hasn’t defended the title yet on RAW and how the title used to be fun. He points out how some people liked his open challenge and others didn’t, noting a guy in the front row with an anti-Cena t-shirt on. Cena said Del Rio refused to put his title on the line tonight and how regardless of how people felt about him, he always defended the title.
WWE United States Champion Alberto Del Rio is out next with the League of Nations. Del Rio grabs a mic and asks if John Cena because “the champ…is here!” He said what Cena might call disrespectful, he calls intelligence and he decides when he defends his title. Del Rio said Brooklyn doesn’t deserve a United States Championship match. Cena calls Del Rio an idiot pointing out how the Barclays Center is sold out tonight. He said if you were ever going to have a championship match, it’s right here and right now. Cena said he gets it and knows Del Rio won’t defend the title because he knows he will lose it. Del Rio asked Cena why he would be afraid of him because the last time they had a match, Del Rio kicked his head off his shoulders, sent Cena home and took his title away. Cena demands Del Rio put the title on the line on the last RAW of 2015…or will Del Rio be just a little “punk bitch.” Del Rio said they will have a fight tonight, but it won’t be for his title. Cena predicts what will come next: the League of Nations will run down here and come after him. He wants to get it over with. Cena tosses his shirt out to the crowd and it gets sent back. Cena grabs the mic and says that even the crowd is tougher than Del Rio tonight. Del Rio said he is more man than Cena will ever be and agrees to put the United States Championship on the line right now.
We are back live and JBL, Michael Cole and Byron Saxton mention the passing of Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead who passed away earlier today. For those unaware, Motorhead performed the theme songs for Triple H and Evolution.
WWE United States Championship Match
Alberto Del Rio (c) vs. John Cena
We get ring introductions for the champion Alberto Del Rio and challenger John Cena.
The bell rings and here we go. Del Rio with a big kick to the left leg of Cena early and follows with big rights. Del Rio with more kicks to the leg of Cena in the corner. Del Rio with right hands to Cena in the corner, snapmare and kick to the back. Del Rio levels Cena with a big boot early and gets ready for another shot. Del Rio lands a second big boot. Del Rio rolls out pulling Cena with him sending Cena into the steel ring post. Del Rio tosses cena back in, goes up top, jumps and takes out Cena with a quick dive. Del Rio applies a modified sleeper keeping Cena grounded. Del Rio misses a shot over Cena against the ropes as Del Rio goes flying out of the ring and lands with a thud as we go to a break.
We are back live as Cena hits a quick suplex on Del Rio. Cena with a shoulder tackle on Del Rio, Del Rio avoids a second and Del Rio with a kick to the back of Cena’s head. Del Rio goes up top, jumps and Cena cuts him off with a big dropkick. Cena with shoulder tackles on Del Rio, twisting powerbomb and sets up for Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena hits the ropes and connects. Cena goes for an AA. Del Rio counters into a backstabber. Cena gets Del Rio down into the STF. Del Rio is reaching for the ropes. Del Rio gets close, turns over, pushes Cena away and connects with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a two count. Del Rio gets a “SI” chant started up. Cena gets a boot up in the corner and connects with a tornado DDT, hooks the leg and Del Rio kicks out after two. Cena has Del Rio up for an AA. Del Rio counters down into an armbar on Cena. Cena counters, locks his other arm, powers Del Rio up and drops him down in a quick powerbomb. Cena goes for the AA again. Del Rio hangs on to the top rope. Referee bump. Cena with a drop toe hold into the STF. Del Rio is tapping. No referee as Cena turns and sees him out of the ring. Sheamus and Rusev run down. Rusev with a superkick to Cena inside the ring. Rusev puts Del Rio over Cena. Sheamus tosses the referee back in. Cena kicks out after two. Sheamus can’t believe it. The referee rolls to the bottom rope as Rusev holds up Cena. Brogue Kick on Rusev by accident. AA on Sheamus. Del Rio with a backstabber on Cena. Del Rio with a kick to the head of Cena. Del Rio hooks the leg. Cena barely gets a shoulder up after two. Del Rio can’t believe it. Del Rio goes for another armbar. Cena counters into the AA, hooks the leg and both Sheamus and Rusev hit the ring to break up the pinfall. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ: John Cena
Winner and still WWE United States Champion: Alberto Del Rio
After the match, Sheamus and Rusev continue attacking John Cena. Sheamus is preparing for a Brogue Kick as Rusev holds up Cena. Sheamus charges and connects. The Usos run down and hit the ring. Both Jimmy and Jey brawl with Sheamus and Rusev. Sheamus and Rusev clear house on The Usos quickly. Sheamus leaves the ring and grabs a steel chair. Roman Reigns is running down the ramp and takes out Rusev with a huge spear. Superman punch to Del Rio. Reigns is getting inside the ring staring down Sheamus who has a steel chair in hand standing on the ring apron. Reigns is inside the ring and Sheamus gets in as well swinging the chair. Superman punch to Sheamus. Reigns cracks the chair over the back of Sheamus as he falls out of the ring to the outside.
Vince McMahon’s music hits as he walks out with a mic in hand. McMahon is pointing at Reigns smiling. He said he plans to sue the city of New York and if he could he’d sue “each and every one of you.” McMahon points out our big champ, Roman Reigns. He said he asked how long Reigns would be champion and he has the answer. McMahon announces that next week on RAW, Reigns defends the WWE World Heavyweight Championship against Sheamus and the guest referee will be…Vincent Kennedy McMahon. “Happy New Year!”
Quick Match Results
* Neville def. Kevin Owens
* Sasha Banks def. Becky Lynch
* Kalisto def. Kofi Kingston
* Big E def. Sin Cara
* Ryback def. Big Show via count out
* The League of Nations def. Dean Ambrose & The Usos
* John Cena def. Alberto Del Rio via DQ; Del Rio retains WWE United States Title
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