On Sunday night, the Champion of Champions was crowned. On Monday night, John Cena told Randy Orton that he needed to face Daniel Bryan, despite Randy’s reluctance. What will be the aftermath of what we saw on Monday night?
We are in San Antonio, Texas and your announcers are Michael Cole and John Layfield.
We begin the same way that Raw started, but without the roster on the stage or Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in the ring. We do have the Champion of Champions with his two title belts, and Randy Orton makes his way to the ring.
Randy says at TLC he cemented his legacy in the most monumental match in the history of the WWE. He beat John Cena and became the first WWE World Heavyweight Champion. What did the Authority do to reward him? Nothing. They put him in a match the next night against an undeserving little troll named Daniel Bryan.
He beat Daniel and then when his buddy John Cena came to the ring to save the day, he left John lying facing down in the ring next to his buddy.
Randy says that he just don’t give a damn.
John Cena’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring. Cena is not ready to fight . . . yet, because he has something to say.
Randy tells John that he can feel the jealousy oozing through is pores. It is pathetic. Randy is standing where he belongs and Randy is in John’s spotlight.
John tells Randy he is not out here for that. He is out here to stop Randy from looking like a damn fool. That match on Sunday was historic because of the title belts. Now he holds the richest prize in the WWE. If you don’t want to be champion, you should walk out the door.
John says that Randy got his wish. He is the center of the WWE as the champion. What Randy fails to recognize is that everyone is watching Randy. We are watching every little thing that Randy does. John says that he is here to ask Randy how he wants to be remembered: As a true champion of champions or a giant coward.
Randy says that he did what he had to do to win.
John points out that Randy did not ‘win’ because Daniel Bryan won by disqualification.
John says that he came out for weeks and said that Randy always takes short cuts and makes excuses. He crossed his fingers to prove that he was the man John Cena said that Orton could be. He was a man at TLC, but that lasted for one day because on Monday, he took the easy way out.
Randy says that Daniel is not getting another rematch and Daniel does not deserve it.
Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he makes his way to the ring.
Daniel tells Randy that he gets it. He gets why Randy did what he did on Monday and he gets why Randy won’t give him a rematch. It is because Randy Orton is afraid. He is afraid that when he finally beats Randy, it will tear down all of the myths that Randy is better than everyone else. Daniel says that Randy is not better than him. If you want to talk about people who deserve stuff, Randy does not deserve to be called the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Daniel says that he is at peace and he knows that when John Cena gets his rematch, he will beat Randy. When John beats him, John is a man of his word and he will finally get a fair shot at the WWE World Championship.
Randy says that will never happen. He will never let Daniel fight for the title and neither will the Authority. After Monday night, he has proven that he is the one true face of the WWE.
Daniel asks Randy if he is the face of the WWE. Daniel asks the fans if they feel that Randy is the face of the WWE. These people can say it louder than him and they say the answer is NO
The music for The Shield plays and they make their way through the crowd while Orton slides out of the ring.
Cena and Bryan wait for The Shield to get into the ring.
CM Punk’s music plays and he comes to the ring to cut down the odds a bit.
From out of Nowhere, Vickie Guerrero comes out with a few EXCUSE MES!!! She says that the Authority has asked her to come out and announce the main event. The Shield will face CM Punk, Daniel Bryan, and John Cena.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Zeb Colter has a ‘Deport Santa Claus’ sign with him as we wait for our first match. On the other side, the sign reads ‘Santa Claus is an illegal immigrant’.
Match Number One: Big E Langston (with Mark Henry) versus Jack Swagger (with Antonio Cesaro) in a Non Title Match
They lock up and go around the ring. Swagger has punches blocked and Langston with head butts to the chest. Swagger with an elbow and Swagger with a dive to the knee after a leap frog from Langston. Swagger with a KneeDT and he puts Langston in the corner and connects with a series of knees.
Swagger with a short arm clothesline for a near fall. Swagger with a front face lock. Swagger with a bear hug but Langston gets his hands free and he hits a belly-to-belly suplex. Langston with a clothesline or two and then he hits a shoulder in the corner. Langston with an Ultimate Warrior splash to the back for a near fall.
Cesaro gets on the apron and Henry pulls him off. Langston with a flying clothesline and then the straps are down for the Big Ending and Langston gets the three count.
Winner: Big E Langston
AJ Lee and Tamina Snuka are in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and AJ Lee is at the announce table for the next match.
Match Number Two: Tamina Snuka versus Brie Bella (with Nikki Bella)
Brie with kicks and a cross body for a near fall. Brie sends Tamina to the floor and Brie with a baseball slide. Tamina has a kick blocked and Brie with a slap. Tamin catches Brie and slams her and kicks her. Tamina throws her vest at Brie and then pulls her to the floor. Tamina runs Brie into the apron and brings her back into the ring and gets a near fall.
Tamina with a knee drop for a near fall. Tamina with a reverse chin lock and she chokes Brie with her leg. Brie lands on her feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt and Brie with a drop toe hold and then she connects with a knee to the face against the ropes and Brie with a few drop kicks.
Brie with a boot that staggers Tamina and Brie with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Tamina with a super kick for a near fall. Tamina sets Brie up for the Superfly Splash but Brie gets her knees up and Brie gets the three count.
Winner: Brie Bella
After the match, Brie leaves the ring and she attacks AJ by the announce table. Tamina checks on AJ while Brie and Nikki want to fight in the ring. Tamina holds AJ back from doing anything crazy.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Drew McIntyre (with Jinder Mahal) versus Sin Cara
The body might look different but the bell rings and we get the Sin Cara lighting in the arena.
Drew with a kick and forearm. Cara sends Drew over the top rope to the floor. Cara with a flip dive onto Drew and he kicks Drew in the chest. Cara with a springboard cross body for a near fall. Drew with a forearm and then he drops Cara on the top rope and then drops him to the mat. Drew with a boot to the head.
Drew with an Irish whip and he runs into an elbow. Cara with a kick. Drew tries to elevate Cara onto the turnbuckles and Cara grabs Drew’s arm and connects with an arm drag. Cara with a head scissors and a handspring back elbow for a near fall. Drew sends Cara to the apron and Cara with an enzuigiri. Cara goes up top for the Swanton and he connects and gets the three count.
Winner: Sin Cara
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Tensai versus Brodus Clay
They start off with punches and then Tensai runs Clay into the turnbuckles. Tensai with shoulders and head butts. Tensai with punches and elbows to the head. Tensai with an uppercut and clothesline. Tensai misses the back senton when Clay moves.
Clay with a splash to the back followed by a standard Stinger Splash. Clay with a running forearm and then he hits a big splash for a near fall. Clay hits another splash but he is not done. Clay mocks Tensai’s dance moves and he goes for a third splash but Brodus and Tensai’s music plays and The Funkettes are joined by Xavier Woods.
Clay loses focus on the match that he is still involved in and Tensai with a rollup for the three count.
After the match, Clay attacks Tensai and Woods makes his way to the ring. Tensai with an uppercut and Woods with the Honor Roll. Clay leaves the ring and goes up the ramp.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Cody Rhodes and Goldust versus Erick Rowan and Luke Harper (with Bray Wyatt) in a Non Title Match
Rowan and Harper make their way onto the apron and Goldust starts off with Rowan. They go face to face and Goldust tries to look through the mask and then he gasps in Rowan’s face and then he punches Goldust and the mask comes off. Rowan with a shoulder tackle and he backs Goldust into the corner. Rowan with a forearm and kick. Goldust with a punch and Rowan with a knee.
Goldust with a punch and knee to the head. Goldust with another knee and he sends Rowan into the turnbuckles. Rowan with an Irish whip and forearm to the back. Harper tags in and he punches Goldust. Goldust with a drop down uppercut and Rhodes tags in and he punches Harper. Harper backs Cody into the turnbuckles and Cody with a side head lock and Rhodes with a shoulder tackle but Harper does not move.
Harper with a knee but Cody with a clothesline and a front face lock. Goldust tags in and he connects with an uppercut and more punches. Harper with a shot to the upper chest followed by a forearm and uppercut that drops Goldust in the corner.
Harper sends Goldust into the corner and he punches Goldust. Goldust punches back and then we get alternating punches. Harper rubs his forearm across the face but Goldust with chops. Harper sends Goldust into the corner and Rowan tags in and he punches Goldust. Rowan with a punch and Goldust goes down. Rowan stands on the side of Goldust’s head. Rowan tries for a power slam but Goldust escapes and he punches Rowan.
Rowan with a front face lock to stop Goldust from making the tag and Rowan with a boot to the back. Rowan punches Goldust and he rakes at Goldust’s face while he has him in the ropes. Goldust with a back heel kick or three followed by punches but Rowan with an elbow and Harper tags back in.
Harper with a European uppercut and he gets a near fall. Harper with an uppercut but Goldust punches back. Goldust goes for a cross body but Harper ducks and Goldust goes to the floor and lands in front of Wyatt as we go to commercial.
We are back and Harper with the Gator Roll to Goldust and Harper with a side head lock. We see footage from the commercial break, on the WWE App, of Rowan applying pressure to Goldust’s temples with a double atomic noogie. Harper with a side head lock and European uppercuts before Rowan tags back in.
Rowan with a slam and Goldust backs into the corner. Rowan with punches and the referee warns Rowan and then he stops Harper from interfering. Rowan with a claw and he biels Goldust across the ring. Rowan misses a charge into the corner but he Irish whips Goldust. Goldust with an elbow and both men are down. Harper tags in and he knocks Cody off the apron. Goldust with Cross Rhodes on Harper and both men are down.
Goldust makes the tag to Cody and Cody with a leaping knee and punches to Harper. Cody with a kick and drop down uppercut. Cody goes to the apron for a springboard drop kick. Harper with an Irish whip and Cody with a float over into a sunset flip for a near fall. Cody with Beautiful Disaster to Harper and he goes up for the moonsault and connects but Rowan breaks up the cover.
Goldust punches Rowan and then Cody joins in to try for a double suplex but Rowan blocks it. Cody and Goldust clothesline Rowan over the top rope to the floor. Harper with a back body drop that sends Cody over the top rope to the floor. Goldust drops down and Harper goes over the top rope to the floor. Goldust with a senton off the apron onto Rowan. Harper with a boot to Goldust’s head.
While the action is crazy on this side of the ring, Wyatt sends Cody into the ring post and Cody is down. Harper brings Cody back into the ring and he sets for the discus lariat and he connects and gets the three count.
Winners: Luke Harper and Erick Rowan
After the match, Wyatt comes into the ring and he joins Harper and Rowan as they get Cody up for Sister Abigail. Wyatt looks into Cody’s soul, but before he can do anything, Daniel Bryan’s music plays and he has a chair. Bryan hits Harper on the ramp and then he hits Rowan in the hip as he tries to go after Daniel on the floor. Harper stops Bryan and gets rid of the chair.
Bryan with a round kick to Harper and then he takes Wyatt to the mat and he punches Wyatt. Bryan with a drop kick that knocks Rowan off the apron.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Damien Sandow is in the ring. He says that he is subject to the halfwitted hoopla that is Christmas. Corrupt adults asking for junk they don’t need. Ungrateful children asking for things that they have not earned. Houses filled with disgusting ornaments.
Everyone has proven his point. None of you deserve Christmas. That is exactly why this Monday on Raw, he is going to personally cancel Christmas.
Miz interrupts before Damien can tell everyone that ‘You’re Welcome’.
Miz throws out a few reallys and asks if Damien is canceling Christmas. Miz says that he knows Santa and Santa was in his corner last week on Main Event. Where he comes from, they celebrate holidays. They celebrate Santa Claus. He says that Damien is not Santa Claus. He says that he couldn’t carry Santa’s sack.
Match Number Six: Miz versus Damien Sandow
Sandow with a kick and forearms followed by knees on a front face lock. Miz lands on his feet on a belly-to-back suplex attempt and Miz with an elbow and double leg take down and punches. Miz with clotheslines and then he hits Reality Check. Miz sets for the Awesome Clothesline but Sandow gets his boot up and Miz grabs it and puts the leg in the ropes. Miz with a kick to the thigh.
Miz sets for the figure four leg lock and he applies it. Sandow tries to get to the ropes and he succeeds. Miz pulls Sandow back into the ring and Sandow with a kick to the head and a rollup with hands on the tights for the three count.
Winner: Damien Sandow
Fandango and Summer Rae walk in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and we take a look at the 50 Years of WWE DVD with some footage.
Match Number Seven: Fandango (with Summer Rae) versus Kofi Kingston
They lock up and Fandango with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Kofi with leap frogs and he tries for the leaping back elbow but Fandango holds on to the ropes. Fandango with a waist lock and Kofi with a side head lock. Kofi with a missile drop kick for a near fall. Kofi leaps into the corner but Fandango sends him to the mat. Fandango with a clothesline for a near fall.
Fandango with elbows to the chest. Kofi with punches but Fandango punches back. The referee warns Fandango. Fandango with a back elbow and he gets a near fall. Fandango with a reverse chin lock. Kofi with punches but Fandango sends Kofi to the mat by the hair. Fandango goes to the turnbuckles but he misses a knee drop when Kofi moves.
Fandango misses a charge into the corner and Kofi with chops followed by a drop kick and leaping clothesline. Kofi with the Boom Drop and then he sets for Trouble in Paradise but he misses. Kofi with a drop kick and he goes to the apron but Fandango trips him on the apron. Fandango with a FandangoBama Jam for the three count.
Renee Young stops Daniel Bryan in the back and she is about to ask him a question but she sees the lights go down and she backs away from Bray Wyatt. Wyatt and Harper attack Bryan and Wyatt says that they could have been friends. While Wyatt sings, we see Harper and Rowan send Bryan off the loading dock.
We go to commercial.
We are back and we see the footage of the attack on Daniel Bryan. We see officials checking on Bryan.
Vickie Guerrero comes out and has something to excuse herself about. She says that what happened to Daniel Bryan is unfortunate, but the show must go on. This match will now be a handicap match.
Match Number Eight: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns versus John Cena and CM Punk
Ambrose and Punk start things off and they each have something to say before locking up. Punk with a side head lock and hammer lock and forearms to the ribs. The referee warns Punk while the forearms continue. Cena tags in and Cena with a drop kick for a near fall. Cena punches Ambrose and then hits a bulldog.
Punk tags in and they hit a double suplex. Punk with a slam and he goes to the turnbuckles for a forearm to the head and he gets a near fall as we go to commercial.
We are back and Reigns with an Irish whip to the sternum. Reigns kicks Cena and the referee warns him. Rollins tags in and he punches Cena in the ribs and kicks him. Rollins with punches to the midsection. Rollins sends Cena into the turnbuckles and Ambrose tags in. Ambrose punches Cena and connects with a head butt. Ambrose chokes Cena in the ropes and he runs his forearm across the eyes and then he hits a snap elbow drop for a near fall.
Ambrose with a crossface chicken wing but Cena with a belly-to-back suplex to escape the hold. Reigns tags in and he kicks Cena in the back. Reigns punches Cena and then he hits a Superman punch. Rollins tags in and they make a wish with Cena. Rollins punches Cena in the corner and Rollins with a running forearm into the corner.
Rollins with a near fall. Rollins waits for Cena to get up and Rollins misses a splash into the corner when Cena moves but he has to go across the ring to make the tag to Punk.
Ambrose tags in and he stops Cena from making the tag. Ambrose with a punch. Ambrose with shots to the midsection followed by a drop kick with Cena in the ropes and Ambrose gets a near fall. Ambrose with a front face lock and he tags in Rollins who connects with a double sledge across the back. Rollins with a front face lock and then he knocks Punk off the apron. Rollins punches Cena.
Rollins with more punches to Cena. Cena gets Rollins on his shoulders but Rollins gets back to his feet and Rollins with an enzuigiri. Rollins puts Cena on the turnbuckles and he chops Cena. Rollins goes for a superplex but Cena fights out of the hold and he head butts Rollins off the turnbuckles.
Ambrose tags in and Cena with a boot and a tornado DDT and both men are down. Cena tries to roll to Punk and he makes the tag along with Rollins. Punk misses a springboard move but he does not miss with a thrust kick. Punk with a leg lariat and then he knocks Reigns off the apron. Punk with a knee to Rollins and Seth goes to the floor. Punk with a suicide dive onto Rollins.
Punk goes up top for a springboard clothesline. Punk with a running knee into the corner followed by a short arm clothesline. Punk goes up top for the elbow drop and he connects. Punk says that it is time for someone to take a nap. Punk gets Rollins on his shoulders but Ambrose interferes. Punk is able to recover and he gives Ambrose a neck breaker at the same time he gives Rollins a DDT. Punk gets a near fall.
Punk and Reigns exchange forearms. Ambrose and Rollins make it a triple team and the referee calls for the bell.
Winners: CM Punk and John Cena (by disqualification)
After the match, Cena joins the brawl and he sends Reigns over the top rope to the floor and then he sends Reigns into the ringside barrier. Cena works over Ambrose while Punk works over Rollins. Reigns with a spear to Cena. The Shield attack Punk in a three-on-one attack and they send him to the floor.
Rollins picks up Cena and they set up for the Cerberus Bomb and they hit it.
Punk goes after the Shield but the numbers are too great. Reigns holds Punk on the mat while Rollins and Ambrose kick him. Before they can get Punk up for the Cerberus Bomb, Big E Langston makes his way to the ring and he sends Reigns to the floor and then he takes care of Ambrose and Rollins.
Roman Reigns gets in the ring and we have a stare down between Reigns and Langston. The straps come down for Langston. Rollins and Ambrose tell Reigns to get out of the ring while CM Punk has a chair with him and he stands next to Langston.
We go to credits.
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