We get a shot of the announce team and Michael Cole starts talking about the holiday season. He says that means it’s time for some holiday movies. With that said, he introduces a sneak-peak at “Christmas Bounty,” starring The Miz, which airs Tuesday night on ABC Family. We return from the clip and Miz’s female co-star is shown in the crowd here at RAW.
Backstage Segment: Michael Strahan, Santino Marella & Erick Rowan
Backstage, Santino is talking to Michael Strahan. Santino gets scared and walks off. Strahan turns and sees Erick Rowan wearing the sheep mask. Rowan doesn’t say anything, he simply hands Strahan a sheep mask of his own. Strahan looks confused, but puts it on anyways. They stare at each other both wearking the sheep masks and Rowan slowly walks away. Strahan turns around and Santino is still scared, asking if he’s gone. Strahan asks what the hell that was all about. Santino gives Strahan some cooking advice for Thanksgiving and walks off as we hear more “Hogan” chants from the background in the arena. We head to another commercial.
When we return from commercial, we get a video package promoting a special Thanksgiving Day edition of WWE SmackDown.
In-Ring Segment: CM Punk & Daniel Bryan
In the ring, Renee Young introduces her guest at this time, “The Best In The World” CM Punk. Punk’s music hits and out he comes with a microphone in hand. He’s in ring gear and does his “it’s clobbering time” ritual though, so apparently whatever this is will be leading straight into the aforementioned three-on-two handicap match featuring The Wyatt Family vs. Punk and Daniel Bryan. Renee Young then introduces his partner, Daniel Bryan. Out comes Daniel Bryan to a chorus of “Yes!” chants by the crowd. Bryan grabs a microphone as he heads into the ring.
Renee Young congratulates them on their win last night and asks for their thoughts on their two-on-three handicap match tonight against The Wyatt Family. Punk asks if they survived last night. Bryan shouts yes. Punk asks if tonight the deck is stacked even more against them tonight. Bryan shouts yes. Punk asks if the silver lining is that they get to get their hands on Wyatt in the ring tonight. Bryan – Yes. Is Wyatt a false prophet. Bryan – Yes. Punk asks a bunch of other questions and Bryan shouts Yes to them all. Punk asks what’s a better team name, The GOATS (greatest of all teams) or The Beard and The Best. Bryan goes to shout Yes but then says that’s not a yes-or-no question.
Punk says they have a handicap match tonight against all three members of The Wyatt Family. He says most people would be shaking in their boots but he and Bryan are problem solvers. He mocks Triple H for being “real creative” by simply throwing Punk and Bryan in a handicap match. Punk shouts out a bunch of Ring Of Honor and indy wrestlers that are his friends by name. He says he’ll fight any team along with Bryan and they’ll both win. Bryan says The Wyatt Family won’t rest until they finish off Punk and himself. Bryan says he won’t let that happen. He says there’s only one question left. He asks Punk what time it is. Punk shouts in response that “it’s clobbering time!”
CM Punk & Daniel Bryan vs. The Wyatt Family
After Punk and Bryan’s promo, Bray Wyatt and The Wyatt Family appears on the screen. Bray blows out the light and says, “we’re here.” With that said, The Wyatt Family starts making their way to the ring. We head to a commercial as they continue walking to the ring. The three-on-two handicap match is up next. When we return the bell rings and Punk and Erick Rowan are starting things off for their respective teams. Punk tries using a bunch of leg kicks on Rowan but Rowan simply grabs him and throws him across the ring. Punk tries fighting back with forearms shots but Rowan again grabs him and just throws him into the corner. Punk throws more kicks at Rowan’s legs and this time he traps him in the babyface corner. He tags in Daniel Bryan and Bryan continues kicking the crap out of Rowan’s legs. Rowan grabs Bryan and throws him like a rag doll as well. Rowan tags in Luke Harper.
Harper comes in and whips Bryan into the ropes. Bryan ducks a Harper clothesline and knocks Harper down with one of his own. Bryan tags Punk back in. Harper grabs Punk by the face, rakes his eyes and throws him into the corner. Punk catches Harper coming at him with a big boot and pushes Harper into his corner. He tags Bryan back in. Bryan picks up where Punk left off. Bryan blasts Harper with a bunch of European uppercuts. Harper ends up fighting back and he floors Bryan. Harper tags in Bray Wyatt. Wyatt drops Bryan with a big punch. Bray picks Bryan back up and headbutts him back down. Bray tags right back out and in comes Erick Rowan. Rowan continues the beatdown on Bryan, slamming him and stomping him all over the ring. Rowan picks Bryan up by his beard and then throws him into the corner. He goes for a running boot to the face but Bryan moves. Bryan tags Punk back in.
Punk blasts Rowan with a running knee to knock him over the top and out to the floor. Punk hits the ropes and runs and dives through the ropes, crashing into Rowan on the floor. Back in the ring, Punk hits a neckbreaker on Rowan. Punk goes to the top rope and comes off with a flying elbow smash. Punk yells out that “it’s nap time.” He signals for the GTS but The Wyatt Family all hit the ring to stop him. Rowan throws Punk out to the floor. We head to a mid-match commercial on that note.
When we return from commercial, The Wyatt Family is still in control. Moments later, the action picks up quite a bit and the tide turns in favor of Punk and Bryan. Bryan is flying all over the place, blasting all of the Wyatt members one-by-one. Eventually the numbers game becomes too much as all three guys gang up and just beat up Punk and Bryan despite the ref trying to break it up. The ref finally sees enough and calls for the bell, disqualifying The Wyatt Family.
Winners via DQ: CM Punk & Daniel Bryan
After The Match
Harper blasts Punk with a huge clothesline while Wyatt and Rowan smash Bryan into the barricade outside the ring. Punk is down in the ring. Outside the ring, The Wyatt Family scoops Daniel Bryan up and they carry him to the back. Punk tries to go after them after he recovers, but as soon as he does, out of nowhere, Roman Reigns blasts him on the floor with a huge spear. Ambrose and Rollins join Reigns and they stand over Punk’s prone body on the floor smiling and looking proud of what they’ve done. They roll Punk back into the ring. The Shield hoists Punk up and they hit their triple-powerbomb on Punk. They stand over Punk in the ring and join their fists together as their music hits.
Backstage Segment: The Miz & His Co-Star
Backstage we see The Miz and his “Christmas Bounty” co-star. She asks if he’s ready for his match tonight. Miz says he’s going to handle it the same way he handled her in their movie. She says let’s let the WWE Universe decide if he did when it airs tomorrow night on ABC Family. Miz says awesome and walks off.
Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz
In the arena, Kofi Kingston’s music hits. The announcers recap him slapping Miz during the Kickoff Show for Survivor Series last night. Miz’s music hits and out he comes. The bell sounds and here we go. Lots of back-and-forth action, with Miz coincidentally enough throwing a bunch of hip-tosses. Kingston hip-tosses him back and laughs at Miz and points out that he just hit him with a hip-toss like Strahan did earlier. Kingston dropkicks Miz and clotheslines him over the top. Kingston goes for a running dive but Miz moves, so Kingston puts on the breaks and stops before diving through the ropes.
Back in the ring, Kingston locks Miz in a front face-lock. The crowd is chanting “we want tables” as Miz starts mounting a bit of an offensive comeback. Miz drops Kingston with a big kick and tries to pin him. Kingston kicks out at two. Miz slaps Kingston in a head lock while the announcers obnoxiously plug Christmas Bounty and The JBL & Cole Show, along with JBL and Lawler’s upcoming shared birthday. Meanwhile, Kingston is firing back up on offense. Kingston hits the Boom Drop on Miz. He calls for the Trouble In Paradise kick as he waits for Miz to get up. Miz catches the kick and tries reversing it into the Figure Four Leglock. Kingston escapes and blasts Miz with the S.O.S. Kingston tries a pin off of that but Miz kicks out at two.
Kingston is on the apron outside the ropes. Kingston leap-frogs over the ropes and splashes Miz. Miz rolls through and rolls Kingston up for a pin. 1-2-3. Miz wins. Miz rolls to the floor and seems happy with his win as Kingston sits in the ring upset. Kingston complains to the referee.
Winner: The Miz