WWE RAW Results (12/2/13)
RAW opens with CM Punk’s theme music immediately hitting. “The Best In The World” makes his way to the ring as Justin Roberts introduces him and Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler and JBL recap what happened with he and The Shield last week. Punk says he was trying for the last week to figure out why The Shield attacked him. Punk thinks it’s because he critisized Triple H for lacking creativity. Punk says he hopes that’s a coincidence. Punk says he doesn’t want anything to do with The Authority. He says Triple H can’t be that dense to kick a living bee’s nest like CM Punk. Punk calls them douchebags, but he is bleeped when saying that.
Stephanie McMahon’s music hits to cut off Punk. Stephanie comes to the top of the stage. Stephanie says first off she hopes Punk and everyone in the audience had a wonderful Thanksgiving. She says he of all people should know she’s a champion of free speech. She says HHH was a co-founder of D-Generation X. She says they’ve grown up, but maybe Punk hasn’t. She says Punk is just blaming The Authority, because they are actually just as upset as he was that The Shield attacked him last week. She says The Authority has bigger things to deal with like the unprecedented contract signing of the John Cena vs. Randy Orton unification match. Stephanie says if Punk has any further questions he can ask the Director Of Operations.
Kane makes his way out to the top of the stage. Kane talks in an incredibly professional way, babbling about his duties and spilling out a bunch of legal jargon and then asks if Punk has any questions. Punk says he does. His question is “when did you become the big-red-ass-kisser.” Kane advises Punk not to take this lightly. Punk advises Kane not to patronize him. Kane advises Punk not to go down this road. Punk says how about since Kane sold out already, he should come down to the ring and get knocked out. Stephanie stops Kane from going to the ring.
The Shield’s music hits and out comes Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins from the crowd. Punk runs to the outside of the ring and grabs a chair immediately before they come to the ring. Stephanie yells on the mic for The Shield to stop. Stephanie says she will not have a repeat of last week. She says Punk is to be respected and admired. She leaves. Kane says Punk will be in a handicap match against all three members of The Shield at the upcoming WWE TLC PPV. Kane smiles as his theme music plays.
Undisputed Champion Situation Cleared Up
Michael Cole reveals a quote from WWE management that confirms at TLC there will be only one champion walking out of the building. Tonight’s WWE App poll gives fans the opportunity to decide what that champion will be called. The options are: Unified Champion, Undisputed WWE Champion and Undisputed World Champion.
#1 Contender’s Match For Intercontinental Title
– Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow
We return from commercial and Damien Sandow is cutting a promo about how he’s going to become the number one contender to the I-C title and defeat Big E. Langston, who is on commentary for this match, for the belt. Ziggler comes out. The bell rings and Ziggler lands a few dropkicks right off the bat on Sandow. The battle goes out to the floor early on and Sandow smashes Ziggler’s head off the ringside steps. Back in the ring, Sandow continues to go to work on Ziggler. Sandow misses a moonsault off the middle rope, allowing Ziggler to hit him with a tornado DDT to reverse the role in the match. Moments later, Ziggler hits the FameAsser on Sandow for a close near fall. Ziggler goes up to the top rope, Sandow knocks him off and hits him with his finisher. 1-2-3. Sandow is the new number one contender to the WWE Intercontinental Championship. Sandow vs. Langston will battle for the title in two weeks at the WWE TLC PPV.
Winner: Damien Sandow
Bella Twins & Natalya vs. AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka & Summer Rae
Nikki Bella and Tamina Snuka start things off as AJ skips around the ring. Nikki slaps Tamina, so Tamina shoves her to the mat. Nikki gets Tamina off her feet and tags in Brie Bella. Tamina immediately gets the better of Brie as a loud “AJ’s crazy” chant breaks out. Tamina headbutts Brie back down as AJ continues to skip around the ring. Tamina tags in Summer Rae. Rae picks up where Tamina left off, beating up Brie in the middle of the ring as AJ continues skipping around. Brie fights back, but as she goes to make the tag, Summer cuts her off. Summer beats her up a bit more but she eventually makes the tag to Natalya. Tamina is knocked off the mat so when Summer needs to tag out, she screams for AJ, who is still skipping around the ring. AJ finally accepts the tag. All girls end up in the ring. When the smoke clears, Natalya rolls up AJ for the 1-2-3.
Winners: Bella Twins & Natalya
– A match between Daniel Bryan and Erick Rowan is announced as we head to another commercial.
Bad News Barrett
We return from commercial and Bad News Barrett is introduced. Barrett says he has good news and bad news. The good news is we air live on Monday Night RAW. The bad news is we’re stuck in an arena full of hillbillies and overweight miscrients. He bad-mouths Oklahoma City a bit and then says thank you. A graphic that says “# Bad News Barrett” flashes across the ring and that was it.
Backstage Randy Orton is talking with Brad Maddox. He says he needs him to tell The Authority to recognize him as the greatest WWE Champion in history and the face of WWE. He says to tell them he’s better and more recognizable than John Cena and that he’s bigger than the WWE itself.
Daniel Bryan vs. Erick Rowan
Daniel Bryan’s music hits and out he comes for his singles match with Erick Rowan of The Wyatt Family. Bryan on Steve Austin’s podcast is plugged, which is available right now at PodcastOne.com. We head to commercial. We return and Bryan is doing the “Yes!” chant with the fans. The lights go off, they come back on and Erick Rowan and Luke Harper magically appear in the ring. The bell sounds, Rowan’s sheep mask comes off and these two lock horns. Bryan’s speed is too much for Rowan’s power early on. Eventually, Rowan’s power overcomes Bryan and he dominates the smaller guy. Rowan throws Bryan out to the floor – hard — as we head to a mid-match commercial. As we return from commercial, Bryan is back in the ring and trying to fight back. Unfortunately, Rowan overpowers him again and is too much for him, rag-dolling him around like he’s a child. Rowan beats up Bryan on the floor a bit before the action resumes in the ring and Bryan finally starts mounting a bit of a comeback. Bryan’s comeback doesn’t last long, hwoever, as Rowan again begins dominating him with ease. Rowan runs at Bryan, Bryan pulls down the rope and Rowan goes out to the floor. Harper jumps up on the apron so Bryan knocks him off on that side of the ring and then hits a dive through the ropes on Rowan on the other side of the ring. Back in the ring, Bryan nails Rowan with a missile dropkick and a bunch of “Yes!” kicks. Rowan military presses Bryan but Bryan escapes and rolls Rowan up. 1-2-3. Bryan wins.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After The Match
Bryan’s music htis and then stops. Bray Wyatt appears on the big screen. Bray says Harper and Rowan won’t hurt Bryan unless he tells them to. Bray says he was wrong about Bryan. He says he understands him but “they” don’t. Bray says he sees the monster in him but “they” don’t. He continues to try and convince Bryan to join him.
Daniel Bryan is shown looking around backstage. He bumps into Kane, who says it’s only fair for him to have the same fate as his “little friend” CM Punk. At WWE TLC Bryan will face all three members of The Wyatt Family in a handicap match.
R-Truth & Xavier Woods vs. Brodus Clay & Tensai
Replays are shown of Brodus yelling at Woods on SmackDown last week. Now it’s time for tag-team action here on RAW. Truth and Tensai start things off for their respective teams with Truth getting the better. Tensai finally overcomes Truth and blasts him with a shoulder block. He tags in Brodus. Brodus picks up where Tensai left off, punching away at Truth. Truth fights back with a series of kicks and then tags in Woods. Woods flies all over the place, beating up on Brodus. Woods hits Clay with his Honor Roll for a near fall. Woods blasts Tensai off the apron, allowing Brodus to regain the upper-hand in the match. Brodus splashes Woods in the corner. Woods rolls up Brodus and gets the 1-2-3 for his team.
Winners: R-Truth & Xavier Woods
Sin Cara vs.Alberto Del Rio
Sin Cara comes to the ring as we return from commercial. Out next is Alberto Del Rio, who calls Cara a little piece of trash from Mexico. Del Rio says tonight he’s going to beat him down and call immigration to send him back to the other side of the border. The bell rings and these two go at it. Early on, Sin Cara flies all over the place and uses his speed and high-risk style to dominate the match. As the match progressed, Del Rio started taking control of the action. In the end, however, Sin Cara hit a huge high-spot off the top rope for the clean pinfall victory over Del Rio. Sin Cara wins!
Winner: Sin Cara
The Shield cuts a basic promo with each taking turns talking confidentaly about how they are going to beat up CM Punk in their three-on-one handicap match at the upcoming WWE TLC pay-per-view in two weeks.
Big Show, Goldust & Cody Rhodes vs. The Shield
Goldust and Cody Rhodes come out first. Big Show is out next, as the WWE announcers reveal that he is no longer suffering from concussion symptoms. We head to a commercial break. When we return from commercial, The Shield are making their way to the ring through the crowd. As The Shield comes down to the ring, we see highlights from The Shield attacking CM Punk on RAW last week. Big Show and Dean Ambrose start things off with Big Show dominating early on. Ambrose takes a few chops from Big Show and then runs to his corner to tag in Seth Rollins. Big Show throws Rollins around with ease as well. Rollins wants to tag Reigns so Big Show throws him at Reigns and lets him. Reigns tags in and he and Big Show go nose-to-nose. Reigns pushes Big Show so Big Show beats the crap out of him as well, including the big chops to the bare chest in the corner. Reigns takes his chops and then immediately tags out as well. Ambrose tags in and within seconds Big Show is throwing him around like a child as well. Big Show takes in Goldust and now maybe we’ll get some non-squash stuff happening in this one. We see CM Punk watching on backstage as Goldust tags in Cody Rhodes. Ambrose tags in Rollins. Rhodes hits Rollins with an inverted suplex where he held him up in the air for several seconds. Rhodes tags in Goldust. We head to commercial. When we return from commercial Ambrose is beating up Rhodes. The Shield make a buch of back-and-forth quick-tags to keep control over Rhodes. Rhodes finally makes the tag to Big Show who comes in and cleans house of everyone. Reigns is the legal man. Big Show goes to hit the ropes but Ambrose pulls it down and the big man goes flying out to the floor. Big Show barely makes it back into the ring before the count of ten. CM Punk is shown again backstage watching the match. Reigns works over Big Show a bit before tagging in Rollins. Rollins picks up where Reigns left off. Rollins quickly tags in Ambrose and Ambrose continues the beatdown of Big Show. Big Show sorta fights back but Ambrose kicks him back down and tags back in Reigns. After a bunch of quick tags Big Show finally chokeslams Reigns and makes the hot-tag to Goldust. Goldust is flying all over the place on The Shield members. On the outside of the ring, Reigns spears Big Show. All the guys end up in the ring and when the smoke clears, Rollins and Goldust were the legal men in the ring. Anyways, Goldust superplexes Ambrose off the top. As soon as they land, Rollins, who was playing possom in the ring, jumps on Goldust for the 1-2-3.
Winners: The Shield
Renee Young is backstage when we return from commercial and asks CM Punk about being put in a handicap match against The Wyatt Family at the TLC pay-per-view. Punk pretends to be excited and then admits that he’s gonna go down. He says he knows he’s gonna go down, but the question is how many of The Shield members is he going to take with him.
Bad News Barrett
We return live in the arena in we’re back with another Bad News Barrett segment. He talks about Americans celebrating Thanksgiving. The crowd is jumping all over him with the “What?” chant. That’s pretty much it. Okie dokie!
The Miz & Kofi Kingston vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel
Before we head to commercial see The Miz and Kofi Kingston backstage looking at each other wondering if they can trust one another. They shake hands and walk to the ring. We head to commercial. When we return from commercial, Ryback and Curtis Axel are in the ring. Another tag-team match here on RAW. Miz and Axel start things off. Miz beats up Axel for a bit and then tags in Kingston. Kingston does the same and tags back in Miz. Axel finally gets the upper hand on Miz and then tags in Ryback. Ryback picks up where Axel left off, beating up Miz all over the ring. After getting beat up for quite a while, Miz finally tags in Kingston. Kingston takes the hot tag and literally flies all over the place, coming off the top-rope multiple times making the babyface comeback for his team. Eventually, Axel distracts Kingston and Ryback nails him from behind, leading to the ShellShock from Ryback. 1-2-3. The heel team wins.
Winners: Ryback & Curtis Axel
After The Match
After the match, The Miz slowly helps Kofi Kingston back to his feet. Once Kingston is back standing, The Miz bitch-slaps Kingston across the face. After that, The Miz simply walks away as Kingston yells at him asking what he did that for.
When we return from commercial, Fandango and Summer Rae are dancing around like bafoons until Mark Henry’s theme song hits and their faces turn to stone. Henry comes to the ring, the bell sounds and Henry immediately starts throwing Fandango around like a child. Henry beats up Fandango a bit and then dances for Summer Rae. Henry re-focuses his attack to Fandango before dancing a bit more for the fans, who were cheering for him to do so. Henry misses a big splash and Fandango gets in a little bit of offense. Fandango came off the top with a cross-body splash, it looked like Henry was supposed to hit him and hit the World’s Strongest Slam, instead he stumbled back and fell down. Anyways, seconds later he hit it for real and pinned Fandango. After the match, Henry danced a bit more.
Winner: Mark Henry
When we return from commercial, The Prime Time Players are doing their “millions of dollars” dance in the ring. The Real Americans make their way to the ring, and we have yet another tag-team match on RAW. Zeb Colter cuts a heel promo on his way to the ring. Titus O’Neil and Jack Swagger start things off for their respective teams. By the way, for those keeping count, there has been five tag-team matches tonight and only three singles matches. Anyways, Swagger makes the tag to Antonio Cesaro, who immediately throws O’Neil out of the ring. Swagger beats up O’Neil on the floor. The tag is made and Swagger brings O’Neil back in the ring. Swagger keeps O’Neil in the heel corner, allowing Cesaro to hit him with a cheap shot and keep The Real Americans in control. Swagger tags Cesaro back in. Cesaro stomps on O’Neil’s stomach. Cesaro gut-wrench slams O’Neil and tags Swagger back in. Swagger does basically nothing and then tags Cesaro back in again. Cesaro goes to swing O’Neil and everyone, including his own team says not to. The crowd wants him to, however, so he does it. That’s right, the heel did what the fans wanted. Cesaro swings O’Neil and afterwards O’Neil seems to be sick again like he was on SmackDown. O’Neil quickly tags in Darren Young. Young goes immediately to work on Cesaro. Ultimately, Young comes off the top and gets caught with a European uppercut from Cesaro on his way down. 1-2-3. The Real Americans win.
Winners: The Real Americans
John Cena vs. Randy Orton Contract Signing
We return and we’re told the fans voted on the WWE App for the winner of the Randy Orton vs. John Cena match at the upcoming WWE TLC pay-per-view in two weeks to be called the “The Unified Champion.”
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon come to the ring. They talk about the fact that after TLC there will only be one world champion in WWE after John Cena and Randy Orton square off in the main event in a tables, ladders and chairs match.
The Authority introduces Randy Orton and then John Cena. Stephanie mocks Orton for saying earlier tonight that he is bigger than the WWE. Triple H puts over the history of the WWE Championship which Orton holds. He then puts over the World Heavyweight Championship that Cena holds. He then talks about the decision to make the two unify the titles in two weeks at the TLC pay-per-view. HHH asks Orton to sign it. Orton does. He asks Cena to sign it. Cena does.
Stephanie says that now the formalities are out of the way they each have an opportunity to speak about this historic match. Orton says he’s better than anyone who held the same title he holds now, including Triple H. He says they do have one thing in common though, they don’t like John Cena. He says Triple H knows he’s the only one capable to beat Cena. Cena mocks Orton and introduces himself to him. Orton tells him to shut up and reminds him that he kicked his father in the head a few years ago. Cena cuts him off and tells him to shut up. Cena mocks him like a wannabe comedian and then says he turned Triple H’s dream into a nightmare. He says HHH taught him to be a Superstar and Orton never lived up to his potential. Cena says he doesn’t fault HHH. He says Orton is the most gifted WWE Superstar ever. He says he got cocky, though, and he’s got a bad attitude. Worst of all, Cena says Orton got lazy. Cena says he came along and ruined Orton’s dream. He says he’s the first to show up and the last to leave. Cena says he was given his title, he earned his. At TLC, Cena says if Orton gets anything from Cena he will have to earn it. Cena says right now Orton is pushing his buttons so he’s giving him two options: leave, or make a move. Cena warns him that if he makes a move, this audience will get reminded of what a TLC match really is. HHH and Stephanie quietly leave the ring as Cena gets more intense.
With that said, the table gets thrown aside and both guys go at it. They end up on the floor. Cena blasts Orton with a ladder outside the ring. Orton gets the better of Cena and throws him into the ringside post. Orton clears off the RAW announce table, but before he can do anything Cena blasts him again with a ladder. Cena nails Orton with a steel chair twice. Cena blasts Orton head-first onto the ringside steps. Orton goes back in the ring and nails Cena with a ladder when Cena comes back in. Orton grabs a chair and blasts Cena with a chair repeatedly. Orton sets up a table in the middle of the ring. Cena starts fighting back and throws Orton through a different table that was set up in the corner of the ring. Cena then hoists Orton up and hits him with the Attitude Adjustment through the other table set up by Orton earlier in the middle of the ring. Cena stands over Orton and holds up both the WWE and World Heavyweight Championship as RAW goes off the air.