WWE Raw Results (12/21/15)
Monday, December 21st, 2015
From Minneapolis, MN
Report by Zack Krasney of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
It's that time of year again! The Slammy Awards are here! Time to see how the world voted on some of their favorite teams, rivalries, moments, matches, and Superstars. This week I have TWO questions of the week because I run this blog and I make the rules. Question 1: Who do you think should win Superstar of the Year?Question 2: Who do you want to see win the Royal Rumble?
Monday Night Raw Results
We start Raw off with a recap of last week's events, including Roman Reigns overcoming the odds to win the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Stephanie McMahon is starting off Raw, as she is all smiles on her way to the ring.
Steph- Ladies and Gentlemen welcome to Monday Night Raw! And the 2015 Slammy Awards where we are going to find out the winners to all your favorite categories. I can tell by the look on your faces how I can be so happy given the brutal and cowardly attack from Roman Reigns on my husband or Superman Punching my 70 year old father. Let me just say unlike all of you, McMahon's don't wallow in self pity, they rise to the occasion. Tonight is a night for celebration! Tonight is--*Roman Reigns music hits and he comes through the crowds as WWE Champion*
Roman- Tonight seems like a good night, I'm in a good mood, you're in a good mood, they're in a good mood. It's the Slammys and we're celebrating a new WWE Champion! Looking at your face though I feel like this is a set up, I feel like at any moment the League of Nations could come out here and jump me. Or they're not, maybe you're trying to be like your daddy and make me sweat. What you don't understand is I don't sweat you, I don't sweat your daddy, and I damn sure don't sweat your husband Triple H. Why would I? I haven't seen him since I laid him out at TLC. When you see him, send him a message, I'm here and not hard to find. Because I'm the guy who carries this shiny gold WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Steph- Get out. I said get out. Get out of my ring! Go right back up those stairs. I don't know what's so funny? I said get out!
Roman- They don't want me to.
Steph- I said get out!
Roman- I don't wanna get out.
Steph- GET OUT OF MY RING! Don't you laugh at me Roman! This is my ring! Get out!
Roman- You sound like a little kid right now.
Steph- You get out of this ring before I make you get out of the ring.
Roman- You know you're in a good mood, I'm not trying to ruin that for you, so I'm gonna leave. *boos* But they still don't want me to leave!
Steph- I said get out! I own this ring, I own this building, I own YOU! Get out! Get out Roman! I'm not playing! Get out! I don't care what they say, I'm your boss!
Roman- Y'all want to see her get really mad? Watch this. *Turns his back to her*
Steph- What are you doing? *Roman walks away back through the crowd* What are you doing?! Get back in this ring! Stop it! Get back here! Get back in the ring! You know what you're going to find out what it's like to be me, to see your family and feel helpless when the Usos take on the New Day in a 3 on 2 handicap match! *Roman isn't paying attention to her* No ok? How about your brother Dean Ambrose?! Tonight he is going to go 1 on 1 inside a steal cage against SHEAMUS! *Roman seems pleased and raises his title before leaving* Tonight because of you Roman there is going to be hell to pay!
Dolph Ziggler is out to present an award.
Dolph- Breaking out comes in many different forms. One way is to be the most handsome, charismatic show stealer the word has ever seen. But you don't have to fit the mold, you just have to make an impact! Here are your nominees for breakout star.
And the award goes to....NEVILLE!
Neville- Wow! I think it's safe to say, I didn't expect this at all. This comes as a huge shock, but thank you to everyone who voted for me. I wouldn't be here if---*Kevin Owens music cuts him off*
Kevin Owens- You know it should come as a shock to you, because that is crap! I should have won! You did your little speech why don't you get out of here.
Neville- Whatever Kevin
Owens- Let's be clear, I've seen a lot of crazy crap happen in WWE but this takes the cake. I am the breakout star of the year! I am the guy who beat John Cena on his first night! What are you laughing at Ziggler? You think this is funny? The only Slammy you could win is hasbeen of the year!
Ziggler attacks Owens and they brawl all over stage.
Bray Wyatt vs. Kane
These guys go right at each other with heavy blows. Big boot by Kane but Bray Wyatt is able to recover and blast Kane. Bray does his creepy backwards hang but Kane sits up. The Wyatt Family ends up attacking Kane for the DQ. The Dudley Boyz and Tommy Dreamer run in for the save as we head to break.
We return and we have an 8 man tag team match.
Kane, The Dudley Boyz and Tommy Dreamer vs. The Wyatt Family
Braun is in control of Tommy Dreamer as we return. Strowman lays out Dreamer and tags Harper. Kane make the tag to Dreamer and battles Luke in the ring, exchanging blows. Bubba Ray tags in and is all fired up. He lays out Harper and knocks the Wyatts off the side. What's uppp!!! On Harper. 3D on Rowan! Braun runs in and hits a double clothesline on the Dudley Boyz and take both men out. Kane runs in and clotheslines himself and Braun out of the ring. D-Von turns into a spinning clothesline from Harper. 1-2-3.
Winners: The Wyatt Family
Santino Marella is here to present an award!
Santino- Excuse me for a minute, I gots caught up, it's been a long time. Christmas has come early because I'm back! It is my pleasure to present the award for LOL moment of the year. Allow me to introduce the nominees!
New Day battles Edge and Christian in a music battle
The Bushwackers HOF speech
Damien Sandow puts Miz in a E.D. commercial
New Day Dances with Triple H and Stephanie
R-Truth thinks he's in the Money in the Bank ladder match.
And the winner is!
Santino- Ladies and Gentleman I will accept this on his behalf! It's not that he's not funny but it will look better on my mantle! *Truth comes out*
Truth- Give me my award!
Santino- What's that over there *points and then runs away*
OMG Shocking Moment of the year is presented by Paul Heyman.
Paul- Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman and it's the Slammys honor to have me out here. I'm sure you'll agree with me, with exception of LOL moment of the year and Diva of the Year should go to my client the Beast, The Conqueror Brock Lesnar! The Nominees are...
Seth Rollins cashes in at WrestleMania to win the WWE Championship.
Brock Lesnar attacks Michael Cole in a rampage
Kalisto Salida Del Sol off the Ladder
The Wyatt Family attacking The Undertaker at Hell in a Cell
Sheamus Cashes in on Roman Reigns to become WWE Champion
And the winner is....Kalisto!
Moments like these motivate me to keep fighting, to keep flying hire. Thank you so much WWE Universe! Lucha! Lucha! Lucha!
Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler goes right after KO and they throw hands back and forth. Dropkick to the jaw by Ziggler who gets right back to hammering Owens. Owens fights back and beats Owens down to the mat. Ziggler throws on the sleeper hold but Owens uses the turnbuckle and mat to get Ziggler off his back. Owens stomps away at Ziggler, then uses the ropes to choke Ziggler. They move to the outside and Owens drives Ziggler into the barricade. Owens mouth is bloody but he talks trash and rolls Ziggler back in the ring. 2 count in the ring. Owens locks in the headlock. Ziggler fights out but gets planted right back down. Ziggler rolls up Owens but Kevin kicks out and clotheslines Ziggler right back down. Owens drives his elbow into the kidneys of Ziggler and then locks another headlock in. Ziggler fights out and pushes Owens into the corner and hits a splash but Owens comes out of the corner with FORCE and hits a MAJOR clothesline. Once both men get back to their feet Dolph hits a jumping spike DDT. We head to commercial.
We return and both men are on the top turnbuckle and Owens hits his suplex from the top rope! 2 count! Owens goes for the Pop Up Powerbomb but Ziggler jumps over him and hits the Superkick! Owens smartly rolls out. Ziggler goes after him but Owens slams Ziggler into the announce table. He rolls Dolph in the ring, but as Owens is getting in the ring Ziggler hits the Fameasser! 2 count! Ziggler runs at Owens but ends up running right into a Pop Up Powerbomb! 1-2-3!
Winner: Kevin Owens
Stepanie McMahon is out to present an award.
Steph- I'm sorry for losing my temper earlier, but I'm back because of the importance of this award. Courage, strength, intelligence, these are all characteristics of Superstar of the Year. For the first time ever, every superstar is eligible to win! So let's look at the nominees!
We see a video package for everyone, with some main eventers being featured stronger than others.
And the winner for the 2015 Superstar of the Year goes to...SETH ROLLINS!
Rollins comes out on crutches but it's good to see him!
Seth- *Thank you Seth chants* You know there is a tiny little part of me that wants to say thank you but let's be honest was there any other option for Superstar of the Year. Royal Rumble, I was the first man to hold WWE Championship and United States Championship at the same time, WrestleMania I cashed in Money in the Bank and became WWE Champion. But as quickly as that success came, one wrong landing and it all disappeared just like that...I want everyone to listen very closely to me, in 2016 I will redesign Seth Rollins, I will rebuild myself, and I will come back and reclaim the title that I never lost. Whether it's Roman Reigns or anyone else, you keep it warm for me because I will take back what's mine!
Alberto Del Rio w/The League of Nations vs. Jack Swagger
Del Rio takes control quickly with some heavy kicks. Swagger is sent to the outside and Del Rio throws Swagger into the barricade as we head to break. When we return Del Rio is kicking the head of Swagger. Del Rio hits a suplex and goes for a pin but gets 2. Del Rio signals the big kick but Swagger avoids the kick and hits a big powerslam. Swagger bomb! 2 count. They go to the top rope, Jack falls down and lets ADR hit his new finisher.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
After the match the League attacks Swagger and stands tall.
Mark Henry comes out to present a Slammy.
Henry- I'm the World's Strongest man, but the real strength is in you the WWE Universe, and the Superstars who fight for more. The Hero in all of us Award.
Natalya- Be a Star
Roman Reigns- Fatherhood campaign
Big Show- Reading challenge
Titus O'Neil- Homeless
John Cena- Make a Wish
And the winner is! John Cena!
Some other Slammy Wins:
Rivalry of the Year- Lesnar vs. Undertaker
WWE Network Original- Stone Cold Podcast
Double Cross- Damien Mizdow
Extreme Moment- Roman Reigns levels Triple H
Bo Dallas comes out dressed as Santa.
Bo Dallas- It's time for surprises, and SURPRISE! I'm the real Santa Clause, not that fat guy at the mall. Santa is real if you just Bo-Lieve! Here are the nominees for Surprise Return of the Year!
Alberto Del Rio
And the winner is!
Sting is not there to accept the award, Bo accepts on his behalf.
New Day is in the ring.
Woods- So Sting wins and can't even be bothered to show up. We're here though!
Kofi- Oh now you want to cheer for us? How could you not vote for us for Tag Team of the Year? You voted for the Usos not New Day. You have failed today! You should all be ashamed!
E- Since you want to spoil our slammys! How about we spoil Star Wars, at the very end Han Solo...
Kofi- Wait wait wait wait....I haven't seen it yet.
E- WHAT?! I SAW IT THURSDAY!
Kofi- I'm a Dad, I am going with my son.
Woods- We are still your WWE Tag Team Champions. Because!
All- New Day Rocks!
New Day vs. The Usos
Jay and Kofi go at it, and we get frequent tags from Usos. Arm drag by Jimmy on Kofi. Kofi kicks the get of Jimmy who ends up with a spinning enziguri. Uso is going for the reverse splash but New Day pulls Kofi out of the way. Jimmy and Jay are getting ready to hit Uso Crazy but New Day runs away as we head to break.
We return and a tag is being made to Jimmy, who throws a headlock on Xavier Woods. A distraction by Big E allows Kofi to hit a kick to the head of Jimmy. Unicorn stampeed by New Day. Abdominal stretch by Big E. E throws Jimmy into the corner and tags Woods, who then tags Kofi. Double team and then a tag to Big E. Huge splash by Big E! Big E puts Jimmy on the top turnbuckle and tries the German Suplex from the top but Jimmy fights out and makes the tag to Jay! Woods is the legal man. Jay hits a shot to the jaw and goes for Uso reverse splash. Big E runs in but gets a kick for his effort. Samoan drop on Woods! 1-2-Kofi breaks it up. Jimmy flips him over the top. They go for Uso Crazy but Big E grabs the legs. Woods tries a roll up but Jay reverses it and gets the win!
Winners: The Usos
Truth is out to present Diva of the Year.
I'm sorry yall had to see me chase Santino but I won LOL moment of the Year this belongs to me! Now my name is R-Truth, allow me to speak the truth. They got style, they got grace, and most importantly they got athleticism, to be honest some could probably beat me up. Here are the nominees.
And the Winner is....Paige!
Paige comes out to accept but Truth apologies, Paige was the runner up, it was his mistake! The real winner is Nikki Bella. Nikki comes out and thanks Paige, and all the other women who support the Divas, from the wrestlers to the fans.
Neville vs. Rusev
Rusev attacks with some headbutts and puts him in the corner and hits kicks to the chest. Knees to the gut of Neville who fights back with a kick to the head. Neville hits some running forearms but then gets sent over the top rope. Neville with a missile dropkick! Rusev gets knocked out of the ring but when Neville tries to hit a springboard crossbody to the outside Rusev catches him and slams him into the steel post.
We return and Neville hits a backflip off the top rope to take out Rusev! Neville sets up for the Red Arrow but takes a little too long, he lands on his feet when Rusev move but Rusev connects with a Superkick to the chest for the win.
After the match The League of Nations attacked Neville and Miz didn't help at all.
The Miz presents the award for This is Awesome moment of the year. The nominees are...
Lesnar destroying the Cadillac.
RKO from curbstomp at WrestleMania
The Shield Reunion
The Rock and Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania
The Winner is...The Rock and Ronda Rousey. Miz accepts on Rock and Rousey's behalf and pushes his movie.
Becky Lynch vs. Brie Bella
In the early going the girls exchange quick roll ups. Brie slams Becky's head into the corner and uses the ropes to slam the arm of Becky. Brie uses her legs to focus on the arm of Becky. Brie slams the arm of Becky down and then stomps it. Brie does Daniel Bryan's kicks and hits a dropkick to follow up. Running knee for Brie Mode and a 2 count pin. Brie locks in a submission to put pressure on the shoulder. Becky fights out and hits a dropkick, while still holding her arm. She tries the T-Bone but can't do it because of her arm. Brie hits a missile dropkick and Brie tries the roll up but Becky reverses it into the disarmer! Brie taps!
Winner: Becky Lynch
Ric Flair presents the Slammy for Match of the Year. Nominees are...
Cena vs. Lesnar vs. Rollins at The Royal Rumble for the WWE Championship
Sting vs. Triple H at WrestleMania
John Cena vs. Kevin Owens
Reigns vs. Ziggler vs. Owens vs. Del Rio #1 Contender Match
Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker Hell in a Cell
And the winner is...The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar. Paul Heyman is out to accept the award. Heyman hugs it like his own child.
Heyman- If you'd like me to shoot from the hip I'll give you this, Brock Lesnar has no desire to accept awards, Brock Lesnar wants to come for a fight. Now, you want Brock Lesnar, but no one in the locker room is man enough to want Brock Lesnar! 1 man, 1 phenom stood up this year to pick a fight with Brock Lesnar, and I congratulate the Undertaker for taking that beating at Hell in a Cell from the only man to hold the UFC, WWE and NCAA title, Brooock Lesnaaaar.
Backstage the League of Nations is attacking the Usos. ADR and Rusev lock in their finishers and then a Brogue Kick to each from Sheamus.
Sheamus vs. Dean Ambrose in a Steel Cage
Before Ambrose can get in the cage Sheamus hits a Brogue Kick cheap shot, which knocks him off the side, the League of Nations attacks him and rolls him back in. Sheamus throws Ambrose into the cage, twice. Uppercuts by Sheamus. Sheamus with a suplex and a pin attempt gets 2. Sheamus rips the shirt off Ambrose and hits the 10 Beats of the Bodhran. Sheamus goes to escape the cage, but Ambrose pulls the legs out from under him. Sheamus knocks him right back down. Ambrose dodges a Brogue Kick and gets throw into the cage. Ambrose with jabs and chops! Ambrose gets thrown back first into the cage but he just keeps coming with a clothesline. Ambrose tries to escape but Sheamus stops him. Sheamus tries to escape but Ambrose stops him. Sheamus hits White Noise from the top rope! 1-2-NO Ambrose kicks out! Sheamus tries to escape but Ambrose catches him! They fight it out on the top rope and Sheamus gets dropped onto his sensitive area! Ambrose gets to the top of the cage but League of Nations climbs the cage so he drops an elbow instead! 1-2-SHEAMUS KICKS OUT! I swear that was 3 but no! Ambrose climbs to the open door but Del Rio slams the door in his head. Reigns runs in and takes out the League! Spears and Superman Punches all around. Reigns grabs a chair and the League clears out. Sheamus climbs the cage but Roman starts to climb from the outside with a chair in hand! Sheamus is to afraid to escape. Roman toss the chair and Ambrose grabs it. Ambrose blasts Sheamus with the chair over and over. Dirty Deeds onto the steel chair! Ambrose goes to escape! Sheamus manages to grab the leg of Ambrose. Both men are sitting on the top of the cage. Ambrose with headbutts and right hands! Both men are hanging over the floor! Headbutt by Sheamus drops Ambrose to the floor! Sheamus drops and Reigns hits a huge spear! Reigns and Ambrose celebrate!
Backstage an interviewer asks Stephanie her reaction. She smacks him until he is on his knees and then smacks and kicks him.