WWE Raw Results (12/26/16)
Monday, December 26th, 2016
From Allstate Arena in Chicago, IL
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Hello everyone and welcome back to Wrestling News World! Tonight is Monday Night Raw, but you already know that. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, or whichever holiday you choose to celebrate during this time of year. Either that or just a lovely day off. We are on the build to my favorite PPV of the year, the Royal Rumble! Last week we saw WWE add a shark cage to the main event of the Royal Rumble because Mattel wants more money. I mean...whaaat? Anyway, I'm hoping we build to the actual Rumble match and start to see stipulations like "entering first" or "entering halfway" because I'm a sucker for those kinds of stipulations.
Question of the Night: Who would you like to see return to WWE at the Royal Rumble?
Monday Night Raw
Raw kicks of with Stephanie McMahon who makes her way down to the ring.
Steph- Good evening Chicago and welcome. Happy holidays! Welcome to Monday Night Raw! Mick Foley had a busy Christmas so I gave him the night off. *CM Punk Chants* If you chant for another 2 minutes you'll last about as long as Punk did.
Seth Rollins music hits and he makes his way down to the ring.
Seth- Merry Christmas Chicago. I know they like me more than you. I wanted to come out and say Merry Christmas to you too. Christmas with the family, Triple H. Did you get everything they wanted. Hunter a new leather jacket and NXT jammies. Did you give him what he needs, his manhood back? I don't know what you've got in his purse, his snowballs or the whole yule log?
Steph- When you go low, I go high. You may not understand this but HHH is the COO of WWE.
Seth- And he used to be one of the baddest dudes in the WWE. Last year this year he was gearing up to enter the Royal Rumble and win the World Title. Triple H I'm begging you to get down here but you won't because his wife has him all suited up and held back. He'll be remembered as one of the biggest cowards in history, hiding behind his wife.
Steph- I don't hold my husband back, and he'll be remembered as a better champion than you'll ever be.
Seth- I know he's not here, we don't have to do this dance. I came here for a fight. Last week Braun Strowman stuck his nose in my business and so I want a fight with Braun tonight.
Roman Reigns music hits and he comes out to join the fun.
Steph- Let me guess, you want Strowman, too?
Roman- Either way, Strowman made a big mistake last week so he deserves the big fight.
Seth- Hey Big Dog, I asked for him first. You can get in the back of the line.
Roman- How about you step aside.
Seth- No chance.
Roman- How about I skip your line, go in back and kick his ass.
Seth- How about I join you, and we beat his ass like we would in the old days.
Roman- How about we drag his ass out here and put him through a table?
Steph- YES YES YES!! You know Smackdown is in this building tomorrow so Dean Ambrose might not be far! Why don't we reunited the Shield! One night only! NOT GONNA HAPPEN! Seth you're going to go one on one with Braun Strowman. And Roman you wanted that WWE United States Championship so bad, tonight you'll get to defend it. Raw is going to start with a Tag Team Championship rematch!
New Day vs. Cesaro and Sheamus for the Tag Team Titles
Woods starts off with a huge running dropkick! Tag to Kofi. Kofi with a running knee and double elbows. Splash by Kofi! Sheamus gets up and shakes off Kofi to make a tag. Cesaro gets hit with a headscissors! Unicorn stampede by New Day! Woods pulls Cesaro out of the corner but gets his with an uppercut. Sheamus grabs Woods and pulls him over the top rope to the floor. We head to commercial.
We return and Sheamus knocks Kofi off the side and then tags Cesaro and the hit a double team on Woods, Irish Curse and Cesaro hitting a falling knee. 2 count. Woods throws Cesaro out of the ring and hits a suicide dive into a tornado DDT! Sheamus rolls Cesaro back in the ring. Sheamus makes the tag but so does Kingston. Kofi with dropkicks and chops. Kofi launches himself out and takes out Cesaro. Kofi back in hits SOS! 2 count! Woods tags in and drops a coast to coast elbow! Cesaro breaks up the pinfall! Sheamus makes a tag and Cesaro with the Big Swing! Big E up on the apron and Kofi goes for Trouble in Paradise but gets caught! Kofi thrown over the top into Big E! Woods rolls up Cesaro but only gets 2. Woods goes for the Honor Roll but didn't see the tag was made to Sheamus who hit a Brogue Kick for the win!
Winners: Cesaro and Sheamus
Braun Strowman comes across Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens. They tell Braun they Seth and Roman were saying that he was weak and couldn't beat Sami Zayn. Strowman gets very fired up and storms off.
Bayley gives Goldust a Dusty Rhodes teddy bear for Christmas. The Club comes up and tears the head off the bear.
Nia Jax vs. Jobber
Nia picks up the girl and throws her across the ring. Nia hits a running slam in the corner and then picks up the girl and slams her down for the win.
Winner: Nia Jax
Bayley comes out and talks about how she used to dream about being Women's Champion but now that she's beaten Charlotte 3 times in a row she's #1 contender. Charlotte's music hits and she interrupts Bayley, saying that last week Bayley didn't beat her. Her shoulder left the mat before the ref could count to 2. She talked to her attorney and he spoke to Stephanie McMahon. They agreed to remove the loss from the record book. Charlotte also decided to grant Bayley one more chance to reach her childhood dream, but her attorney guaranteed that in the rematch there would be a ref that would call it down the middle. Dana Brooke's music hits and she comes out in a referee shirt.
Bayley vs. Charlotte with Dana Brooke as the special guest referee
Charlotte is in control of the match when we start with chops. Bayley puts Charlotte in the corner and starts hammering away at her, Dana pulls Bayley off and Bayley hits a Bayley to Belly on Dana! A new ref comes out and Charlotte grabs Bayley and shoves her head into the corner repeatedly but Bayley gets fired up and does the same to Charlotte. 10 times! Bayley to the top rope and hits a crossbody! 2 count. Bayley with her unique splash in the corner. Charlotte fights back with elbows and a back breaker then throws Bayley into the middle turnbuckle. Bayley hits Bayley to Belly. 1-2-Dana pulls the new ref out of the ring. Bayley chases Dana around and ends up rolled up and Charlotte puts both feet on the middle rope. Dana hits a fast 3 count for the win.
Neville vs. TJ Perkins
Perkins hits a dropkick to start and then hits an uppercut and a flurry of jabs and shots. Perkins with a head scissors. TJ launches himself with a corkscrew over the top rope! Running knee by Perkins. TJ to the top rope and hits a crossbody for 2. TJ hangs Neville in the Tree of Woe but then slides out of the way. Neville with a kick to the head of TJ Perkins. Neville throws TJ into the barricade. Neville with elbows to the side of the head of Perkins. Neville with a chinlock. Perkins fights out and hits a wrecking ball kick. Perkins hits a double chicken wing into a gutbuster. 2 count. Right hands are exchanged. Neville gets caught and dropped into the detonation kick. Perkins goes for the knee bar but Neville catches him and uses the tights to pick up the pinfall.
Enzo and Cass come out, Enzo is in a wheelchair and Cass is pushing him.
Enzo- My name is Enzo Amore and I am a Certified G and a bonafide stud and you can't teach that. And this right here, this is Big Cass and he's 7-feet tall and you can't teach that! Bada Boom! Realist guys in the room, how you doin!? Sensitivity class, that ain't my speed. I don't need a certification, I'm already certified. Rusev you and your ride along partner, swipe left when you see me on Tinder. You're both chicken! You had me outnumbered. Two birds one stone. You have no spine! Chicken tenders! If you wanna kick it, you have no hope in finding me solo. What have we got over here? A coupa hatas? Cass, I see to have made a mess and spilled the haterade. Do me a favor and get in the box because you're batting clean up.
Cass- Rusev you want to trap Enzo in a room in a beat him down? How about trying that with me and seeing how well you do? You're a coward and you don't have guts to try it. We both know I'd slap the taste out of your mouth just like that. You got a problem with Enzo, that means you've got a problem with me! My friend, you don't want to have a problem with me. So if you've got a problem how about you come out here right now and do something about it!
Rusev's music hits and he comes out with Lana. Jinder Mahal's music also hits and he comes out to join Rusev. Jinder goes over and slaps Enzo in his wheelchair. They surround Cass but Enzo gets out of the wheelchair and pulls Jinder off the apron! Cass takes it to Rusev and sends him out of the ring! Boom chakalaka on Jinder and a Big Boot to Rusev!
Darren Young and Bo Dallas vs. Shining Stars
Primo and Darren start things off and Darren hits a huge right hand but then gets dropkicked into the ropes. Braun Strowman's music hit and he comes out and destroys EVERYONE. Epico runs in with a chair and blasts Braun and it does NOTHING. Braun continues to take out everyone including Bob Backlund. Braun picks up the stairs and throws them into Shining Stars and Bo Dallas.
Braun Strowman vs. Seth Rollins
Braun picks up Seth and throws him across the ring with ease! Rollins pulls down the ropes and sends Strowman outside and hits a suicide dive but it doesn't slow down Braun. Braun gets in and hits a shoulder tackle that turns him inside out. Braun hits a massive forearm to the chest of Rollins. More forearms, this time to the back of Rollins. Rollins gets pulled up but lands on his feet and hits a kick. Strowman misses a tackle and hits a shoulder into the steel post. Rollins hits two springboard knees and then goes to the top rope but gets caught by Braun who slams him into the corner. Braun runs at Rollins but gets hit with the blockbuster DDT. Seth attempts the pedigree but gets flipped out of the ring. Sami Zayn's music hits and Braun turns around to look for him. Sami comes out of the crowd and blindsides Braun. Sami throws Braun into the steel post 3 times and then runs away and leads Braun in a chase. Jericho runs out and hits a Code Breaker on Rollins! Referees get in to break things up but Chris hit another Code Breaker on Seth before leaving.
Golden Truth vs. The Club
Goldust attacks Anderson quick and throws him into the corner hard. Truth tags in and Goldy whips Truth into Anderson. Goldust keeps attacking Anderson for a minute and then goes to the side. Truth hits a clothesline and drops a leg onto Anderson. Anderson brings Truth to the corner and tags Gallows. Gallows hits a Big Boot! Anderson tags back in. Anderson beats down Truth for a while then tags Gallows back in. Gallows runs into an elbow and both teams make a tag. Goldust with an uppercut on Anderson and a powerslam. Anderson rolls out but Goldust comes out and throws him into the barricade. Goldust stomps away at Anderson and then rolls him in the ring. Goldust hits a bulldog but then Gallows runs in. Goldust clotheslines Gallows out of the ring but Anderson rolls up Goldust for the win.
Winners: The Club
Ariya Daivari vs. Rich Swann
Ariya starts off aggress with right hands that push Swann into the corner, he switches to stomps. Swann tries a dropkick but it's swatted away. Ariya goes to the top rope and misses with a frog splash. Swann with running clotheslines. Kick to the got of Daivari, then a double stomp to the spine. Spin kick from Swann to end this one.
Winner: Rich Swann
After the match, Swann is interviewed but Neville attacks him from behind him and throws him into the side of the apron. Neville rolls him in and hits the Red Arrow on Swann.
Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns for the UnitedStatesChampionship
Owens goes right into the ropes to avoid attack from Roman. They lock up and Roman powers Owens into the corner. Owens locks in a side headlock. Owens tries a shoulder tackle but when it doesn't work he kicks Roman in the guts. Roman hits a shoulder tackle of his own and knocks down Owens who rolls out. Roman seems amused and then goes after Owens and hits him with a right hand. As they get in Owens hits a big kick and some right hands to the head of Roman. Roman hits a big clothesline that knocks down Owens. Chris Jericho's music hits and is up on the side and Roman turns around. Owens hits a DDT but Roman kicks out at 2. We head to break.
We return and Owens is in control of Roman. Roman starts to build steam and hits a few big clotheslines. Owens slides out of a corner clothesline and hits a Superkick and Cannonball! 2 count. Owens kicks Roman in the back of the neck. Owens locks in a headlock. Owens throws Roman out of the ring. Owens throws Roman into the barricade. Roman pops up and hits a drive by! Owens is thrown into the barricade and then into the ring. Roman hits the 10 clotheslines in the corner and a big boot into a Samoan Drop. 2 count. Owens hits a Backstabber on Roman out of nowhere! KO runs into an elbow and then they exchange right hands. Roman picks up Owens and hits a sitout powerbomb! 2 count! Both men struggle to their feet, Superman Punch from Roman! 1-2-NO! Roman signals the Spear but Jericho up on the side. Owens hits a Codebreaker! Only a 2 count! Rollins runs out and attacks Chris Jericho! Pedigree on Jericho! Owens hits a superkick on Rollins. Owens gets back in but gets hit with a spear. 1-2-3.
Winner: Roman Reigns
After the match Seth hits the Pedigree on Owens and Roman hits a spear on Chris Jericho.