WWE RAW Results (12/9/2013)
Rey Mysterio, Big Show, Goldust & Cody Rhodes vs. The Real Americans, Ryback & Curtis Axel
We see a plug for the WWE App as Rey Mysterio’s music hits. Out comes Mr. 6-1-9 himself, Rey Mysterio. Mysterio will be part of an eight-man tag-team match. We head to commercial as we’re told the Diva of the Year will be announced and we’ll get the eight-man tag-match featuring Mysterio when we return. After the Slammy announcement, Ryback and Mysterio start things off for their respective teams in this eight-man tag-team match. RybAxel is mentioned as the team name of Ryback and Curtis Axel as Ryback beats up Mysterio in the ring. Mysterio tags in Big Show and the two big boys circle each other. They lock up and Ryback over-powers Big Show first. They lock up again and this time Big Show over-powers him. Big Show backs Ryback into a corner, tells the crowd “shhhh” and chops the hell out of him. Big Show tags in Goldust, who immediately goes to work on Ryback as we head to a mid-match commercial. We return from commercial and Antonio Cesaro is beating up Mysterio in the ring. Mysterio turns the tide and quickly tags Goldust in. Goldust picks up where Mysterio left off with Cesaro. Cesaro makes it to his corner and tags in Jack Swagger. Swagger beats up Goldust for a while now as the announcers put over some WWE terms that are trending worldwide right now on Twitter. Meanwhile, out on the floor, Cesaro nails Goldust with a clothesline. Back in the ring, Curtis Axel is tagged in and Axel continues the beatdown on Goldust. Ryback is tagged in and the announcers laugh about the “RybAxel” name of the Ryback and Axel tag-team. Ryback tags in Swagger, who continues to punish Goldust in the heel corner of the ring as the fans try to cheer on Goldust to fire up. Cesaro tags back in and stomps the hell out of Goldust. Goldust finally hits a powerslam on Cesaro to show his first sign of life. Before he can make the tag, The Real Americans stop him. Goldust ends up double-DDT’ing them both and tagging Cody Rhodes into the match. Axel tags in on the other side. Rhodes is flying all over the place now as the crowd goes wild. Cody slingshots himself into the ring off the apron with a missile dropkick. Rhodes goes to the top rope backwards and hits a flying moonsault on Axel. The heels interfere, so Big Show comes in and knocks them out to the floor. Everyone is fighting on the floor now as Rhodes and Axel battle in the ring. Mysterio comes out of nowhere and sets Axel up for the 6-1-9. He hits it and does the big dive off the top. 1-2-3. Mysterio wins it for his team.
Winners: Rey Mysterio, Big Show, Goldust & Cody Rhodes
Slammy Awards: Superstar Of The Year
Booker T and Jerry Lawler are shown at the Slammy podium. They introduce the next presenter — Shawn Michaels. HBK comes out again to introduce the Superstar of the Year award. HBK jokes about winning a Slammy already tonight. HBK says we should add “Mr. Slammy” to his long list of nicknames. He says this award should be called the “HB-Shizzle.” The crowd chants for “Daniel Bryan” as HBK announces the nominees, which are …
– Brock Lesnar
– CM Punk
– Big Show
– Daniel Bryan
– Randy Orton
– John Cena
They plug the WWE App for fans to vote for the Superstar of the Year award. Sin Cara’s music hits. Michael Cole says the winner of Superstar of the Year will be announced “in just a bit.” When we return from commercial, we see an “In Memory of Nelson Mandella” tribute graphic. We head back to the Slammy podium and HBK is ready to announce the winner of Superstar of the Year. The winner is Daniel Bryan. HBK seemed nervous to say it. The crowd explodes and Bryan comes out to the podium. HBK goes to hand Bryan the award and then refuses to let it go for a few seconds. Finally he does. Bryan says first of all, he wants to thank Shawn Michaels for the “HB-Shizzle award.” He says if it weren’t for Shawn, he probably wouldn’t be in WWE. He says also, if it weren’t for Shawn, right now he would be the WWE Champion. A loud “Yes! Yes! Yes!” chant breaks out. Bryan says he’s not angry about it. He says The Authority doesn’t want Bryan to be the Superstar of the Year, but the people do. Bryan says if we thought 2013 was good, 2014 is gonna be even better. He says he’s got one more thing to say, “Go Seahawks!” The crowd explodes and then does one final “Yes!” chant before Alberto Del Rio’s music hits.
The Slammy Award goes to: Daniel Bryan
Sin Cara vs. Alberto Del Rio
Sin Cara comes to the ring. He’s got the big arm tattoo, so this is Hunico under the mask again. Cole says Sin Cara will face Alberto Del Rio and we’ll find out the Superstar of the Year Slammy Award winner when RAW returns. We head to commercial. After Bryan’s Slammy speech, Alberto Del Rio comes to the ring for his rematch from last week against Sin Cara. They air a split-screen previously recorded studio interview of Del Rio speaking in Spanish. The bell rings and Sin Cara goes right after Del Rio. Del Rio tries fighting back but Sin Cara uses his speed to remain in control of the offense. Del Rio suplexes Sin Cara but Sin Cara fights back with a dropkick and a series of punches. Sin Cara dropkicks Del Rio out to the floor. Sin Cara flies over the top and splashes onto Del Rio on the floor. Sin Cara continues to beat up Del Rio on the floor. Sin Cara throws Del Rio back in the ring. Del Rio blasts Sin Cara with a kick. Sin Cara goes to the top rope but Del Rio rolls out to the floor. On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial. When we return from commercial, Del Rio has Sin Cara in a rear-chinlock. We see some highlights from the WWE App showing how Del Rio gained control of the offense during the commercial break. Sin Cara hits Del Rio with a dropkick off the middle rope for a near fall. Del Rio hits Sin Cara with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. Sin Cara rolls out to the floor. Del Rio goes out after him and slams him into the barricade. Back in the ring, Del Rio continues to go to work on Sin Cara. A light “this is awesome” chant breaks out as the pace in ths match picks up a bit. Sin Cara hits a tornado DDT on Del Rio as JBL and Michael Cole argue with each other like little children for a solid minute. Del Rio goes for the Cross Armbreaker but Sin Cara reverses it. Sin Cara goes to the top rope but Del Rio stops him. Del Rio goes up after him but Sin Cara jumps over Del Rio and powerbombs him down hard off the top. Sin Cara follows up with a swanton off the top rope. 1-2-3. Sin Cara wins.
Winner: Sin Cara
Slammy Awards: Fan Participation Award
The Prime Time Players come out to the Slammy podium to present the “Fan Participation Award.” They talk about their tuxedos a bit before talking about the fans making their voice heard. Titus O’Neil stumbles over his words a bit as the crowd starts to boo them. The Prime Time Players complain about not being nominated and then do their “millions of dollars” thing. The nominees are …
– Fandango-ing (Fandango)
– YES! YES! YES! (Daniel Bryan)
– Let’s Go Cena/Cena Sucks (John Cena)
– What’s Up?! (R-Truth)
The WWE App is plugged encouraging people to vote as we head to commercial. When we return from commercial, Dolph Ziggler vs. Fandango is announced as the TLC PPV Kickoff Show match. The expert panel at TLC will be Mick Foley, Booker T and The Miz. We go straight to the Slammy podium and Daniel Bryan is announced as the winner of the Slammy for the Fan Participation Award. The crowd does the “Yes!” chant as Bryan makes his way out again. Bryan says he’s at a bit of a loss as to what he should say. He says there’s only one thing left to say. He does the “Yes!” chant a bunch of his music plays again. Bryan walks off and that’s it for this one.
The Slammy Award goes to: Daniel Bryan
Brodus Clay vs. Xavier Woods
We return from commercial following the Fan Participation Award and Brodus Clay and Xavier Woods are in the ring. The two will square off in singles action. The bell sounds and Clay goes to work right away on Woods. Within seconds, Clay hits a big splash on Woods and pins him. 1-2-3. Brodus wins.
Winner: Brodus Clay
After The Match
After the match, Brodus Clay continues to beat up Xavier Woods as R-Truth and Tensai try and stop him. R-Truth checks on Woods as Tensai yells at Clay in the corner. Clay leaves the ring by himself yelling “it’s about me, I’m a main event player.”
Slammy Awards: Insult of the Year
The Miz comes out to announce the Slammy Award for the Insult of the Year. He does a cute little promo about all of the nominees for the Insult of the Year award and then introduces the nominees, which are …
– AJ Lee’s Diva pipe bomb promo
– Zeb Colter insults everyone
– Paul Heyman trashes CM Punk
– Stephanie McMahon degrades Big Show
The Slammy Award goes to: Stephanie McMahon degrades Big Show
After the nominees are announced, the WWE App is plugged encouraging people to vote. CM Punk’s music hits and out comes “The Best In The World.” Punk will face Shield member Dean Ambrose on RAW next. We head to commercial. When we return from commercial, The Shield is making their way to the ring from the crowd. The Miz announces the winners, which is Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie says what some people consider an insult, she considers a huge compliment because finally all of the fans recognized what’s best for business.