WWE RAW Results (12/9/2013)
CM Punk vs. Dean Ambrose
Dean Ambrose enters the ring, where CM Punk is already standing. The rest of The Shield remain at ringside. The bell rings and Punk immediately goes to work on Ambrose. Ambrose gets in some offense but Punk cuts him off and is going to work on the arm of Ambrose as the crowd begins chanting “CM Punk, CM Punk.” Ambrose turns the tide and is now having his way with Punk as the crowd yells “you suck” at him. Punk fights back and is now again focusing his attack on the arm of Ambrose. Ambrose regains the offense in the match, but continues to sell his arm in between spots. Ambrose is taunting Punk while he beats him up. The crowd is chanting for Punk, trying to encourage him to make a comeback. Ambrose continues to beat up Punk while Michael Cole points out the many web-exclusive Slammy Awards that The Shield won prior to RAW tonight. Cole announces this is the 1,072nd edition of RAW. Wow. Ambrose is working over Punk in the corner now. Ambrose goes to the well one too many times in the corner and Punk moves, with Ambrose smashing his arm into the post. We get a nice closeup shot of Roman Reigns looking disappointed at ringside. Ambrose rolls to the floor after escaping a GTS attempt by Punk. Punk dives onto Ambrose on the floor. We head to a mid-match commercial. When we return from commercial, Ambrose is still beating up Punk. Ambrose beats up Punk for several more minutes until Punk finally fires up for a comeback. Punk nails Ambrose with the flying elbow smash off the top-rope. Punk calls for the GTS. Punk hoists Ambrose up for it but Ambrose escapes. Ambrose sets Punk on the top rope. Punk headbutts Ambrose so he falls off. Punk cross-body splashes Ambrose but Ambrose rolls through for a near fall. A loud “this is awesome!” chant breaks out. Ambrose throws Punk out to the floor right in front of The Shield. Rollins and Reigns simply stare at a hurt Punk and smile. Ambrose comes out and gets in Rollins and Reigns’ face and yells at them. Ambrose says he can handle it himself and both guys smile to each other as Ambrose continues to go to work on Punk. Rollins and Reigns actually leave the ringside area, leaving Ambrose by himself. Punk hits Ambrose with the GTS seconds later. 1-2-3. Punk wins.
Winner: CM Punk
After The Match
CM Punk celebrates a bit, but out of nowhere, Roman Reigns hits the ring and spears the living hell out of Punk. The Shield’s music hits and they leave through the crowd the same way they came.
Slammy Awards: Extreme Moment of the Year
After a lengthy video package talking about the importance of the WWE and World Heavyweight Championship, we return to the Slammy podium where Booker T and Jerry Lawler stand. Their mics don’t work for a second, but they get fixed eventually. The two introduce the hardcore legend and WWE Hall Of Famer Mick Foley to present the Extreme Moment of the Year. Foley comes out to a huge ovation from the fans in Seattle. A loud “Foley, Foley” chant breaks out as he begins to speak. Foley jokes about Bryan marrying Brie Bella after doing one of his famous “cheap pops.” Foley introduces the nominees for Extreme Moment of the Year, which are …
– The Shield Triple Powerbombs The Undertaker on SmackDown
– Ryback spears John Cena through the LED light board at Extreme Rules
– CM Punk exacts vengeance on Paul Heyman at Hell in a Cell
– The Wyatts crush Kane at SummerSlam
After the nominees are introduced, the WWE App is plugged encouraging people to vote. The Usos come to the ring. Michael Cole says they’ll face The Wyatt Family after the break. We head to commercial. We return from commercial and we see Bray Wyatt sitting in his rocking chair at ringside. We go back to the podium and Mick Foley announces the winner of the Extreme Moment of the Year. CM Punk wins. Punk comes out still selling his ribs from Reigns’ spear earlier. He keeps looking behind him to make sure The Shield aren’t going to sneak attack him from behind. Punk, still in his ring gear, says he feels weird accepting any award without any pants on. He says if people thought that was extreme, wait until we see what he does to The Shield this Sunday at TLC.
The Slammy Award goes to: CM Punk exacts vengeance on Paul Heyman at Hell in a Cell
The Usos vs. The Wyatt Family
The bell rings and Erick Rowan and Uso clash in the middle of the ring. Uso knocks Rowan out to the floor. Luke Harper tries helping, and he gets knocked out to the floor as well. Both Usos dive out to the floor on Rowan and Harper. Bray is shown laughing at that from his rocking chair. On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial. When we return from commercial, and we see Bray rocking in his chair again as Harper is beating up one of the Usos in the middle of the ring. Now we get highlights from the commercial break via the WWE App. Harper headbutts Uso over and over before knocking him flat on his ass. Michael Cole announces that 1.5 million votes have already been cast for the Slammy Awards, shattering previous records. He says that’s not even counting the over 2 million votes on WWE.com for the “web-exclusive” Slammy Awards. Rowan is beating up Uso in the ring again as we once again see Bray rocking in his chair at ringside. Rowan misses a big high spot and now Uso is crawling to his corner. Usos make the tag as does Rowan. Harper and Uso exchange punches, with Uso getting the better. Uso hits a big Samoan Drop on Harper. Harper throws Uso in the air and he lands throat-first on the middle rope. Harper ties Uso’s arms up in the top and middle ropes and slaps him a few times. Harper knocks Uso out to the floor. The other Uso rolls Harper up from behind but Harper kicks out. Uso goes to the top and hits the big splash. 1-2…Rowan breaks up the count. Uso superkicks Rowan off the apron and then turns around into a clothesline from hell from Harper. 1-2-3. The Wyatt Family wins.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
Slammy Awards: Match of the Year
Booker T and Jerry Lawler talk about the Slammy’s some more and they say it’s time to decide the Match of the Year. They introduce our next presenter, WWE Hall Of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart. Hart’s music plays and out comes “The Best There Is, The Best There Was, and The Best There Ever Will Be.” Hart says there are thousands of matches in WWE every year and the hardest achievement for any Superstar is to have the best match every night. He says a good match can captivate an audience and change the night. He says a great match can change WWE history. Bret says Match of the Year is the one thing he cherished most in his career. He introduces the nominees for Match of the Year, which are …
Match of the Year (presenter: Bret Hart)
– The Undertaker vs. CM Punk at WrestleMania 29
– The Rock vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 29
– Cody Rhodes & Goldust (w/Dusty Rhodes) vs. Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns (w/Dean Ambrose) with the Rhodes Brothers’ jobs on the line at Battleground
– Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar in a Steel Cage Match at Extreme Rules
After the nominees are shown, the WWE App is plugged. Natalya’s music hits and out comes the WWE Diva, who stops by the podium to hug Bret before heading to the ring. We head to a commercial. We return from commercial and Bret Hart announces the winner: John Cena vs. The Rock at WrestleMania 29. Cena comes out. The crowd boo’s the hell out of him. He thanks the fans and says it’s a match he’ll never forget and since fans voted for it, they won’t either.
The Slammy Award goes to: The Rock vs. John Cena for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 29
Natalya vs. Tamina Snuka
Following the Match of the Year Slammy being announced, we head to the ring for Divas action. Tamina immediately goes to work on Natalya as AJ Lee looks on. This one didn’t last long, as quick interference from AJ Lee backfires, allowing Natalya to lock Tamina in the Sharpshooter. Tamina taps and Natalya wins.
The Ascension Ceremony
Immediately after the Divas match, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon come to the ring. We head to commercial. When we return from commercial, 20 former WWE and World Champions are in the ring, along with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie says we’re in the ring with a bunch of former champions and the pinnacle of that list is the 13 time champion Triple H. HHH thanks Stephanie and thanks “all the great champions” that stand in this ring tonight. He says they all know the hard work that it takes to become a champion. As HHH continues to speak, a loud “Daniel Bryan” chant breaks out. I love it. Daniel Bryan is shown smiling as he is one of the guys in the ring. The chants get incredibly louder as HHH tries to continue speaking. The Seattle fans aren’t stopping. HHH is waiting it out but it’s only getting louder. Mark Henry raises Bryan’s hand. Now the “Yes!” chants break out. HHH is still waiting it out. The fans are only getting louder. This is awesome. This is almost nothing to do with Bryan, yet the crowd is letting their voices be heard, supposedly what WWE claims they want, right? HHH says “that’s a lot of family for one building, Daniel. I should’ve known, a lot of ‘em look just like you.” They all boo. HHH continues his speech about Sunday’s unification match. HHH first introduces the WWE Champion Randy Orton. Out comes “The Viper.” Stephanie McMahon then introduces the World Heavyweight Champion John Cena. Cena comes out and the crowd boo’s the hell out of him much like they did earlier. A cord lowers in the center of the ring and HHH asks them to hand over their Championships so that they can be suspended above the ring. He says for one of them, it’s going to be the last time they’ll be known as champion. A loud “Daniel Bryan” chant breaks out again. Cena shakes Bryan’s hand. Orton says he knows better than anyone what Cena is and isn’t capable of. Orton says when Cena was trying to make a name for himself, he claimed to have ruthless agression. He says if he used to have it, he doesn’t anymore. Orton said Cena told him he got lazy last week. The crowd does a loud “boring” chant as Orton tries talking over it. They ain’t stopping lol. Orton says Cena lies when he claims he doesn’t care about being the face of WWE. A loud “Yes! Yes! Yes!” chant breaks out as Orton tries to continue speaking. He keeps trying and they keep getting louder. I think we have next year’s winner for the “Fan Participation” Slammy, eh? Orton addresses some of the Champions currently in the ring that he has embarassed in the past. Orton even brings up the Screwjob and talks about Bret. The crowd “oooh’s and ahhh’s” and that. A loud “you suck, you suck” chant breaks out as Orton wraps up his speech. Cena says one word and the crowd craps on him even worse. This crowd is awesome lol. Cena says he couldn’t help but notice Orton said the word “work.” He says “little example for one second” and grabs Daniel Bryan and brings him to the center of the ring. The crowd goes nuts. Cena says “tell these people your name, please.” Bryan says his name is Daniel Bryan. Cena asks where he’s from. Bryan says he’s from Aberdene, Washington. Cena asks if his mother or father was a former WWE Superstar. He says since he’s been here, you’ve had to work for everything you got? Bryan smirks and says “yes” in a normal voice. The crowd chants “Yes! Yes! Yes!” Cena says he worked for everything he has but Orton got everything handed to him. Cena says he’s going to hit Orton with some truth. Cena says Orton has been given everything. He says Orton hides behind HHH and Stephanie McMahon. Cena questions how Orton has the balls to say he’s better than any of the Champions in the ring. Cena says Orton has had behavior problems in the ring and outside the ring. Cena says the TLC match this Sunday is the biggest in WWE history. Orton says he wants the championships because he’s selfish. Cena says maybe if he wins them he can walk around and say, “hey guys, look! I’m finally what I was supposed to be 10 years ago.” Cena is killing it on this promo, folks. Real good Cena promo. Cena addresses how nobody wanted to give Dolph Ziggler a chance. He talks about CM Punk being “The Best in the World.” He references Bryan’s only “legitimate” Championship shot being against Cena and Bryan won. Cena shakes Bryan’s hand and says if he wins on Sunday he looks forward to a rematch with Bryan, a “fair rematch.” Cena says when the chips are down he can be just as brutal as Orton. Cena sticks his hand out. He says this Sunday will be physical and brutal, and he will be at his very best, he just hopes Orton is too. He says the last thing anyone is gonna want to deal with is “another Randy Orton excuse.” He tells him “good luck on Sunday, you’re gonna need it.” Orton thinks for a minute and then shakes his hand. Orton cheap shots Cena and the two begin brawling. All of the Champions in the ring try and break them up. Orton pie-faces Punk so Punk beats up Orton. HHH pulls Punk’s hair so Punk beats up HHH. HBK comes out of nowhere and blasts Punk with Sweet Chin Music. Bryan blasts HBK with the running knee. Orton is shoved in Stephanie and Stephanie is down. HHH checks on Stephanie. HHH gets pissed and nails Orton with a Pedigree. HHH, Cena and Kane help Stephanie up. The four stand there looking at Orton on the ground as the crowd pointlessly chants “Daniel Bryan” again lol. HHH’s music hits as we go off the air.
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