WWE RAW Results – December 16, 2013
Ryback & Curtis Axel vs. Brodus Clay & Tensai
We return from commercial and Ryback and Curtis Axel are in the ring. R-Truth and Xavier Woods are introduced on commentary as Tons Of Funk make their way to the ring. Tensai and Axel start things off with Tensai dominating Axel early. Woods explains the history of he and Truth’s beef with Brodus Clay on commentary. Axel starts fighting back and then tags in Ryback. Loud “Goldberg” chants immediately break out. Ryback misses a spear attempt and hits the ring post as Tensai goes to make the tag. Clay leaves him hanging.
Ryback knocks Tensai down as we see Clay evily staring at the action. Ryback hoists Tensai up and hits him with his Shell Shock finisher. He covers him and 1-2-3. RybAxel wins.
Winners: Ryback & Curtis Axel
After The Match
Brodus Clay comes in the ring, looks down at Tensai, smiles, mockingly does the Funkasaurus dance and then splashes Tensai. He splashes him a second time and then R-Truth and Xavier Woods leave commentary to come into the ring. They double dropkick Clay. Clay walks off yelling “ya’ll are a bunch of haters and I’m a main event player. Stay outta my business.” Truth says The Funkadactyls haven’t had a lot of chances to dance lately. Woods says he and Truth are dressed to dance and they invite The Funkadactyls into the ring to dance. Tons Of Funk music plays and all four dance.
In-Ring Segment: CM Punk & Shawn Michaels
CM Punk comes to the ring as we see highlights of his involvement in the big melee during the main event segment on RAW last Monday night. Punk talks about not only not getting taken out at TLC but he actually beat The Shield. Punk says he can’t shake the feeling that someone is trying to sweep him under the rug. Punk talks about slugging Triple H in his stupid mouth. Punk challenges Triple H to come out and resolve their issues man-to-man, face-to-face. He says that’s unless he’s afraid of what Punk can do to him with “this microphone.” HHH doesn’t come out. As Punk continues to speak, Shawn Michaels’ music hits.
HBK comes to the ring. Punk tells HBK he wasn’t finished. Punk says Hunter, actually Stephanie, whenever you’re ready, “The Best In The World” has something to say. HBK begins to talk and the fans chant “you sold out” at him. HBK tells Punk he understands his problem with authority. HBK says Punk’s issues shouldn’t be with Triple H, he’s the one who kicked him, Punk’s problems should be with him. Punk says he respects Shawn, that’s the reason he’s getting a pass from him. HBK says kicking Punk hurt him more than it did Punk. He says what he’s about to do now is going to hurt even more. HBK introduces Punk’s opponents, The Shield. The Shield makes their way to the ring through the crowd as we head to a commercial.
CM Punk & The Usos vs. The Shield
When we return from commercial, The Shield are standing outside the ring. Punk is in the ring. Jerry Lawler announces Punk’s partners, as voted by the WWE Universe, The Usos. The Usos make their way to the ring to join Punk in battle against The Shield. The bell rings and this one is officially underway.
Uso and Dean Ambrose start things off. Roman Reigns is shown standing on the apron with a black eye as a result of his missed spear at TLC on Sunday night. Jimmy Uso beats up Ambrose a bit and then tags in Jey Uso. Uso picks up where…well, Uso, left off. Uso hits Ambrose once or twice and then tags CM Punk into the match. Ambrose whips Punk into the corner and then tags in Seth Rollins. Punk drops Rollins and tags in one of the Usos. After a bunch of action, we head to a mid-match commercial.
When we return from commercial, Rollins is beating up Jey Uso. That continues until Rollins misses a big splash in the corner, allownig Jey to tag in Jimmy. Jimmy takes the hot tag and is flying all over the place on Rollins in the ring. Rollins finally cuts him off and tags in Ambrose. Ambrose keeps the pressure on Uso for a while until he tags in the big guy. Reigns takes the tag and comes in to pick up where Ambrose left off.
The announcers talk about Reigns’ black eye from Sunday’s TLC handicap match with Punk. Meanwhile, Reigns continues to beatdown of Uso in the ring. Within a couple of seconds, Reigns tags Rollins back into the match. Rollins beats up Uso a bit until Uso hits a flying cross body off the top onto Rollins. Both guys are down and crawling to their corner. Rollins tags in Reigns, who stops Uso from making the tag. Reigns goes back to work on Uso. This continues until Uso blasts him with a big spinning kick and makes the tag to Punk.
Punk takes the hot tag and is cleaning house on all three members of The Shield. All the guys on both teams end up in the ring. Uso flies onto Reigns on the floor. When the smoke clears, Punk and Ambrose, the legal men, remain in the ring as the battle continues on the floor. Punk dives through the ropes and hits Rollins on the floor. Punk stops Ambrose with a big shot from the floor from doing the same thing. Punk hits a sloppy top-rope flying elbow smash for a near fall. Punk calls for the GTS but some interference stops that. He ends up hitting it anyways but is met by a spear from Reigns, who Ambrose tagged in unbeknownst to Punk, for the 1-2-3. Believe Ambrose was busted open during all of this. He was, the other Shield members just pointed out the blood streaming down his face.
Winners: The Shield
Backstage Segment: The Wyatt Family
The Wyatt Family are shown backstage talking to someone. Bray talks about beating Daniel Bryan at TLC and holding him his his arms. He says he told Bryan he could make the pain go away, but he wouldn’t listen. He continues to reference Sister Abagail, who he is apparently talking to. When he finishes, the camera moves over to look at what he was talking to, which was his empty rocking chair.
The Bella Twins & Natalya vs. AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka & Alicia Fox
When we return from commercial, The Bella Twins and Natalya are standing in the ring. AJ Lee’s music hits and out she comes, along with Tamina Snuka and Alicia Fox. The bell rings and Natalya and Fox start things off. Natalya beats up Fox briefly and then Brie Bella tags in. Brie beats up Fox for a bit and goes to the middle rope. Fox yanks Brie by the foot and she comes crashing down off the ropes and onto the canvas — hard.
Fox continues the beatdown on Brie as replays are shown of Brie’s big fall of the ropes. Fox tags in Tamina who slowly stalks Brie and the goes to work on her. Brie tries rolling Tamina up but doesn’t get the three and Tamina goes right back to work on her. Tamina finally tags in AJ, and the crowd explodes as she struts around the ring. Brie hits her with a dropkick immediately tags in Nikki.
Nikki flies all over the place, including clearing the other heel Divas off the apron, before focusing her attention back on Nikki. All the Divas end up in the ring for a melee after Nikki is blasted with a big super kick by Tamina. AJ hits Nikki with one more kick and pins her. 1-2-3.
Winners: AJ Lee, Tamina Snuka & Alicia Fox