WWE Monday Night Raw - 12/8/14
Bon Secours Wellness Arena
Slammy Awards pre-show
Renee Young and Booker T are announcing the winners on the Raw stage behind the Slammy Awards podium.
Insult of the Year winner - The Rock insults Rusev and Lana on Raw. Lana and Rusev came out to the podium. She said that the only hero here is Rusev. Rusev says next time that The Rock comes in his ring he'll make sure to crush him and he won't walk out of it.
Fan Participation Award ("You Sold Out") - Seth Rollins
Double Cross of the Year - Seth Rollins
Animal of the Year - The Bunny
Best Actor - The Rock
Tag Team of the Year - The Usos
NXT Superstar of the Year - Sami Zayn
Anti-Gravity Moment of the Year - Rollins balcony dive at Payback
Faction of the Year - The Shield
Best Twitter Handle - @HeelZiggler
Breakout Superstar of the Year - Dean Ambrose. Renee said that Dean is not here to accept his award due to the events that happened at Smackdown. He is cleared to wrestle though.
Guest star of the year - Hugh Jackman
Best couple - Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella
Rivalry of the Year - Daniel Bryan vs. The Authority
Hashtag of the Year - #RKOOuttaNowhere - Seth Rollins came out to accept the award.
That's the end of the pre-show. Raw results are coming up on the next page.
Monday Night Raw starts with a video package hyping John Cena vs. Big Show in the main event later tonight.
Opening segment - Lilian Garcia introduces Jerry "The King" Lawler. Lawler comes out to the Slammy podium. Lawler introduces Raw guest host Seth Green. Seth Green comes out but gets interrupted by The Miz. Mizdow gets a great ovation. Miz says Green is drooling at the idea of putting Miz in one of his movies or TV shows. Green says he sees an a-lister but it's not him, it's Damien Mizdow. Miz then moved on to introduce the "This is Awesome" Moment of the Year. Fans can vote during the show. Winner to be revealed after the next match.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins - Ziggler in control early in the match. He drop kicked Rollins out of the ring. They went to commercial. Rollins was in control when they came back from break. Really good match. Ziggler backdropped Rollins off the top but Mercury pushed Ziggler off the ropes when the ref was not looking. Seth hit the curb stomp for the win.
"This is Awesome" Moment of the Year - Sting. Fans booed because Seth Green said that Sting can't be here tonight. Rollins went up to the podium and yelled and asked what made Sting worthy of a Slammy? He said Sting cost him the biggest win of his career and he and he alone is responsible for The Authority being out of power. He said either way he will accept the award on behalf of Sting because he doesn't deserve it and he does.
The New Day comes out. Kofi is in action next. Commercial break.
The announcers recapped the Slammy Award winners from the pre-show.
Kofi Kingston vs. Stardust - Kofi won with a flying body press off the top rope. Clean win. Kofi changed up some of his moves. The fans chant "New Day" now instead of "Boom" when he does the boom drop.
John Laurinaitis comes out to introduce the Surprise Return of the Year. He asks when will they bring back People Power? He says it's time to bring back Big Johnny. Then he introduces the nominees for Surprise Return of the Year. Results to be announced after the commercial break.
Surprise Return of the Year - Ultimate Warrior.
Backstage Rollins is with J&J. Heyman tells Rollins that he's not just dressed up to meet with Rollins. He says he's here because he expects a clean sweep of awards for his client Brock Lesnar. Rollins says that he's next in line to face Brock when he beats Cena this Sunday. He reminds Heyman that the briefcase guarantees a title shot any time he sees fit and when he does cash on Lesnar, neither Paul or Brock will see it coming. Heyman says that he might as well be named "Champion for life" but it doesn't prevent Rollins from being the future. He didn't appreciate the curb stomp to Brock. He said John Cena is standing in Seth's way. If Rollins wants to be recognized as the future then he needs to make sure Cena is entrenched in the past.
Charlotte makes her Raw debut. She comes out for her match against Natalya. The match starts after the commercial break. They showed a video package that gave some history on Charlotte.
Charlotte vs. Natalya - Charlotte went for the figure four but Natalya rolled her up before the move was locked and got the pin on Charlotte. Tyson stole the spotlight again and celebrated like he won the match. This went about 5 minutes.
Santino Marella is the presenter for the "OMG! Shocking Moment of the Year."
They showed video of Big Show KO'ing Cena at Survivor Series. Show vs. Cena takes placer later tonight.
OMG! Shocking Moment of the Year - Brock Lesnar defeats The Undertaker at WrestleMania 30. Paul Heyman accepts the world.
Paul Heyman says he's the 1 behind the 1 behind the 21 and 1. He earned that distinction when the streak was conquered by his client Brock Lesnar. That was his acceptance speech.
Lights went out. Here comes Bray Wyatt for an in ring promo.
Bray Wyatt promo - Bray says he'll never forget the first time that he saw "her." She was sitting in the rocking chair under the cypress chair. He said that was "her" chair. They cut to highlights from last Monday of Ambrose attacking Bray Wyatt and then destroying the rocking chair. He said that Ambrose took something from him that he could never replace. Bray says that he decided that perhaps he'll take something from him. They showed video of Bray attacking Ambrose on Smackdown. Bray asks the fans if that shocks or freightens them. He says he's a monster and he's fear in carnate and he despises every last one of you. He said everyone's a moth drawn in by his flames but if they get too close then he will burn them. He said all of you will witness his fire as he stands on the ladder victorious as he looks down on Ambrose's mangled body and he will not allow you to cry for him because he deserves what he's got coming. He says the end is near. Then he repeats "Tables, Ladders, and Chairs." An ambulance siren is heard in the arena. They show an ambulance backing into the arena next to the Raw stage. Ambrsoe comes out of it with a neck brace on. Ambrose grabs a table, a ladder, and chairs from the ambulance. He takes his neck brace off. Ambrose brings the chair and ladder to the ring. Ambrose tosses the chair in the ring. Bray grabs it. Ambrose hits Bray in the gut with the ladder. Ambrose gets another table and more chairs from under the ring. He sets the table up but Bray rolls out of the ring. Bray rant up to the ring apron but Ambrose threw a chair at Bray knocking him off the ring. Ambrose says the only way Bray leaves TLC is in the back of an ambulance. Ambrose says he'll become the monster and will eat him alive.
Seth Green introduces Jerry Lawler. He will present the Diva of the Year award.
WWE Diva of the Year - AJ Lee wins. The other women were backstage and Titus was there for some reason. She said that 3 years ago she promised to redefine the term "Diva." She said she did that. She says hopefully next year it's won by Emma, Paige, Bayley, Sasha, or Charlotte. She said she's not done being queen and she will eventually take back her Divas title to become 4 time champ.
Renee Young interviewed John Cena backstage. He said Big Show is The Authority's puppet. He said Rollins will step up on Sunday and Rollins doesn't need to pin him or make Cena tap out to win. He said if Rollins steps up then he has to think about stepping down. He says tonight he will step up by slamming a 500 lb giant. Cena said his time is not done and is not done stepping up. He said he will put that spineless, gutless, SOB and put his ass through a table.
Erick Rowan vs. Luke Harper - Harper brought out a ladder and set it up at ringside since he faces Ziggler in a ladder match on Sunday. Not much of a match. They ended up on the outside of the ring. Harper rammed the ladder into Rowan so he got disqualified. Harper tried to ram Rowan into the steps but Rowan reversed it and then ended up dropping Harper onto the stairs. Harper tossed the stairs in the ring and hit Harper in the head with them. Harper ran off to the back.
Backstage, Naomi and The Usos celebrate their Slammys. Jey says his Slammy is the second best thing this year. Naomi says she heard from Miz' agent. She says the agent is legit and she has a screen test later this week. Jey says if she's going to Hollywood then he's going too because he doesn't trust The Miz. Naomi is not happy with Jey being jealous.
Lilian introduces Adam Rose. He will present the LOL! Moment of the Year. Rose says hello to all of his Rose Buds. He says the party has been smashing. He gets some boos. He says it could only be better if he was the host. Then he introduces the nominees. The winner to be announced after the commercial.
LOL! Moment of the Year - Damien Mizdow as The Miz' stunt double. Mizdow is about to talk but Miz cuts him off and gives the speech and holds the trophy. He said he makes you laugh, sad, and happy because he's an actor. Fans chant "we want Mizdow." Miz says he hears the fans saying "we want Miz now." Miz thanks "the moneymaker" (his face) for being there for him. Miz celebrates like it's his award.
Rusev comes out to the ring to cut a promo.
Rusev and Lana promo - Lana makes fun of the economy and Barack Obama. She tells the fans to shut up. Her personal favorite LOL moment is the Real Americans. Jack Swagger comes out on the stage. He says that in this country we say what goes around, comes around. He said he will snap Rusev's ankle. Swagger attacks but Rusev reverses and pushes Swagger into the barricade. Swagger turns it around though and slams Rusev on the outside and locks in the Patriot lock at ringside.Referees come to break it up as Rusev screams in pain. Swagger is restrained by the referees as his music plays.
Cole plugs Show vs. Cena again for later. Also, Ryback and The Usos vs. Kane, Miz and Mizdow is next.
Ryback & The Usos vs. Kane, The Miz, & Damien Sandow - Seth Green sits in on commentary. Mizdow was fantastic here again. He did a spot where he suplexed himself as Miz was getting suplexed. Then he threw himself out of the ring with Miz was thrown out. The match was mostly filled with comedy stuff until Ryback and Kane got in the ring towards the end. The Usos superkicked Kane. Jey dove onto Kane on the outside. Ryback hit Miz with the meat hook clothesline and shellshock. He got the pin.
Seth Green got in the ring and celebrated with them. The Usos put him up on their shoulder.
They showed highlights from 1986 Slammy Awards.
Ricky Steamboat comes out to present Match of the Year. Steamboat talks about his past MOTY's with Ric Flair and Randy Savage.
AJ Lee comes out for her match.
They aired a commerical for "WWE Week on USA"
Match of the Year - Team Cena vs. Team Authority at Survivor Series. Dolph Ziggler comes out to accept the award. Ziggler said that it was one of the coolest things that happened in his life and feels like he'll build on that and he was in that match because of the fans being behind him. He said that he did everything he could to entertain the fans and he accepts on behalf of Team Cena but it belongs to each and every one of you.
AJ Lee vs. Summer Rae - There were CM Punk chants in this match but they weren't too loud. AJ won easily by making Summer tap to the Black Widow.
Rob Van Dam will present the Extreme Moment of the Year. He says there's no one better to present this award than Rob Van Dam. He said there were epic choices to consider. Winner to be decided after the break.
Exteme moment of the year - Chris Jericho crossbody off the top of the cage on Bray Wyatt. Fandango comes out to accept the award. He's with Rosa. Fandango says he beat Jericho in his debut match at WrestleMania. He says you will never forget the name Fandango.
Santa Mick Foley was back with his elf Noelle Foley. He plugged WWEShop.com. They have replica Slammys now.
Renee interviews Big Show. She asks if he can stay focused on Cena tonight instead of Rowan. Show says he'll be focused even though he's being called a traitor. He said Cena will make a mistake getting in the ring with him tonight. He says Erick Rowan is out of his league. The only mistakes that will happen are Cena and Rowan stepping in the ring with him.
Booker T comes out to present the next award. The winner will be announced after the break.
They show a commercial for Sunday's TLC.
Superstar of the Year - Roman Reigns. Reigns is there to accept the award. He says it's not the brass ring but it's pretty damn good and he loves it. He says it's a step in the right direction. He doesn't care if it's Rock, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, Vince, or whoever. He's going to the top. Fans gave him a great reaction.
Big Show vs. John Cena - Not much too this much. Late in the match Cena hit the AA on Show. He went for the pin but Rollins and J&J security broke it up. Rollins brought in a ladder. J&J brought in a table. Rollins was about to curb stomp Cena from the ladder but Ziggler ran in and pushed Rollins off the ladder. He and Cena fought off Rollins and J&J. Big Show got up and KO'd Ziggler an Cena. Erick Rowan came out. Luke Harper came up behind him and attacked Rowan. Rowan and Show rammed Rowan into the steel steps. Show then chokeslammed Rowan onto the steel steps. Of course that means Ryback comes out. He beat up Big Show and then got in the ring and clotheslines Harper. Ryback set up a table. He goes for shell shock but Kane comes in and hits Ryback in the ribs with a chair. Dolph superkicks Show twice. Harper picks up and slams Ziggler face first through the table. Cena with an AA to Harper. Rollins curb stomps Cena. J&J bring Cena out of the ring and set him up next to the announce table. They triple powerbomb Cena through the announcers table. Rollins music plays as Rollins Kane, Harper, Show, Kane, J&J stand tall in the ring.