Raw Results 12/13/10 - 2010 Slammy Awards
WWE Raw Results from New Orleans, LA:Tonight's episode of Raw featured the presentation of the 2010 Slammy Awards to recognize the outstanding achievements of 2010. Also this Raw is less than a week ahead of the 2010 TLC Pay-Per-View.
Michael Cole was on hand for commentary with CM Punk seated in between Jerry Lawler and Cole. Cole asked Lawler to chillax tonight. Justin Roberts was in the ring to introduce former WCW Champion, David Arquette who arrived out to the podium on stage to call himself best WCW Champion of all time. Arquette bragged about defeating Eric Bischoff for the World Title on WCW.
Arquette presented nominees for Slammy for Shocker of the Year: The Miz cashing in his MITB on Orton to win the title, Nexus makings its surprise debut on Raw to attack Cena and everyone/everything around, Paul Bearer betraying Undertaker during Hell in a Cell to help Kane win the match, Randy Orton putting Jericho on the DL with an RKO and punt kick.
The Slammy Award went to The Debut of Nexus. Nexus leader Wade Barrett arrived out by himself to accept the award for Shocker of the Year. Barrett bragged about Nexus' power and his own power to bring back John Cena. He reminded fans of the ultimatum from last week that he must rehire Cena or be excommunicated from the group. Wade said he'll make a decision on that before the evening ends. Wade thanked everyone and went to leave but the lights flashed to signal an email from the Raw GM. Punk asked to read it, but Cole got up. The Raw GM said Barrett can give the WWE Universe another shocking moment in a match right now against this man...the Big Show arrived out from backstage and walked up, then took Barrett's Slammy trophy from him before heading to the ring.
Big Show vs. Wade BarrettBig Show got the upperhand eventually after Wade tried to leave the ring multiple times. On the outside, Show chest slapped Barrett multiple times. Finally Barrett had enough, he left the ring and grabbed his Slammy Trophy then walked up the ramp to leave the match.
Winner: The Big Show wins due to countout of Wade Barrett.
Cole said fans will vote on 2010 Slammy for Superstar of the Year. Up for the award are John Cena, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Kane, The Miz and Edge.
The diva of the year will be awarded to the diva who wins a battle royal consisting of Smackdown and Raw divas. NXT winner Kaitlyn will be part of it.
Kelly Kelly was introduced to announce the award for Most Treacherous Deed - The Despicable Me Award. Tyson Kidd arrived out with his new bodyguard. Kidd introduced Jackson Andrews as his bodyguard. He shook Kelly's hand, then insulted Kelly on her vocab and spelling skills.
Nominees for Despicable Me Slammy in 2010 were Drew McIntyre torturing Teddy Long, Kane burying Undertaker alive, Mr. McMahon kicking Bret Hart, CM Punk ruining Rey Mysterio's daughter's celebration. CM Punk won and ecstatically jumped up from his seat slapping hands with Cole. Punk made his acceptance speech about working hard and believing in yourself to make all your dreams come true. Punk said he did what he did to Mysterio because he wronged him. Punk said right now backstage there's another individual who has wronged him, and there will come a day when he gets even. Punk said if they think what he did to Mysterio is despicable they haven't seen anything yet.
Just then, Kofi Kingston arrived out as Punk was hoisting up his Slammy Trophy.
Daniel Bryan & Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler & Ted DibiaseBryan was accompanied out by both Bella Twins for this Raw/Smackdown tag match. Vickie Guerrero arrived out with IC champ Dolph Ziggler, while Maryse arrived out on Dibiase's arm.
Bryan had been dominated by the heels but finally broke away from them to make the hot tag to Kofi. Kofi came in against Ziggler, with multiple take downs and the boom boom leg drop. He began to rev the crowd up for Trouble in paradise. As Ziggler stood up, Kofi connected on it. He pinned Ziggler, with Dibiase getting back in the ring to try to make a save but he couldn't. The Bellas got in the ring to raise the arms of Bryan and Kofi. Maryse and Vickie showed disgust outside the ring.
Winners: Daniel Bryan & Kofi Kingston win via pinfall over Ziggler & Dibiase.
The WWE Tag champions Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella arrived out in street clothes to present the nominees for Guest Star Shining Moment of the Year: Mike Tyson, Pee Wee Herman, Wayne Brady and William Shatner. The winner of the award was Pee Wee Herman, but he wasn't there live to accept so they had pre-recorded video comments on the Titantron from Pee Wee.
They showed Wade Barrett backstage putting the Slammy Trophy up on a shelf in the locker room when the rest of Nexus walked in. Otunga asked what his decision is. Wade didn't say anything. Otunga said the fact Barrett walked out on his match against Show doesn't make his singles career look so promising. Barrett chuckled about it, then thanked Otunga saying he just made up his mind.
Mark Henry vs. Dashing Cody RhodesCody took exception to Henry smushing him in the face, so he got him with a dropkick low to the legs. From there, Rhodes focused his attack on the grounded Henry.
Late in the match, Henry hip splashed into Rhodes in the corner. On the second charge, Rhodes moved out of the corner, then did his kick from off the ropes to Henry's head. He kicked Henry in the leg to ground him, then delivered a knee drop to the back of Henry's spine. Rhodes followed with a big pinfall for the victory.
Winner: Dashing Cody Rhodes wins via pinfall over Mark Henry.
Jerry "The King" Lawler and Vickie Guerrero arrived out to present nominees for the Slammy: "Holy $%(@%)@ Move of the Year." Lawler cracked a joke about being up all night due to his lizard's vet visit. Vickie asked what was wrong and Lawler joked "Reptile dysfunction." Vickie joked that Holy $(%)%)! was her reaction when Michael Cole cost Lawler the WWE Title. Lawler joked it's Ziggler's reaction whenever Vickie tries to model new lingerie, or when the waiter brings her a menu and she says "I'll take it."
Nominees for the "Holy $%@%)@ Move" award were Morrison off the stage scaffolding onto 2 men, Kofi Kingston off a ladder to crash down on a guy through a table, Cena hitting Attitude Adjustment with Batista up on the stage from a car roof, Evan Bourne going for Air Bourne but Orton getting him with the RKO mid-air. The winner was John Cena. Lawler said it's unfortunate Cena is fired and can't be there tonight, so they'll accept the award on his behalf.
Just then, Wade Barrett came out from backstage to interrupt. He took the Trophy from Lawler and said if Cena wants it he can come get it. Barrett headed to the ring saying the world is awaiting his decision on whether or not to re-hire Cena. In the ring, Wade said his decision was..he hesitated several times, drawing more heat and Cena chants from the fans. Wade finally said he won't make his decision unless Cena comes to the ring now to face him.
After several moments, John Cena appeared in the crowd. He made his way to the ring hugging fans and slapping their hands. He finally got into the ring with Barrett telling him to keep his distance. Barrett said he's had to think long and hard over the decision, because it affects him, Cena and The Nexus. The rest of Nexus arrived from backstage to circle the ring. Cena tore off his shirt and wristband to get ready for a fight. Barrett said Cena's officially re-hired, but on two conditions: 1)he agrees to face him Sunday at TLC in a Chair match and 2)he agrees to go one-on-one tonight against David Otunga.
Barrett then got out of the ring as the rest of Nexus went in and ganged up on Cena, beating him down. Barrett returned with a steel chair. As Cena started to get up, Barrett smashed a steel chair down on him multiple times. Nexus stood over Cena looking down at him, then left the ring.
When Raw returned they showed a replay of what just happened with Nexus and John Cena in the ring, ending with the chair bashing by Wade Barrett. Michael Cole reminded fans of the Slammy Winners so far tonight including Wade Barrett, CM Punk and Pee Wee Herman.
David Arquette was back again on stage, this time in a new white outfit and shades. Arquette pitched his new theater opening in Hollywood, CA which debuts on Valentine's Day 2011. Arquette presented nominees for WWE Universe Fan Reaction of the Year. Nominees were weird kid reacting to John Cena joining Nexus, loser crying when Shawn Michaels career ended at WM26, dumbstruck moron, angry demon girl reacting to Miz beating Orton to became WWE champion. The winner was angry Miz girl, Kailey. She was actually in attendance and arrived out with her dad.
She started making her softspoken acceptance speech, but was soon interrupted when The Miz arrived out with Alex Riley. Miz got down on one knee saying how beautiful Kailey looked, then asked to hold her Slammy Award. The girl gave him the look again before leaving backstage. Miz walked down to the ring with his WWE Title, as Riley hoisted up the Slammy. Arquette walked down there with them to ringside. Miz told people to tune into TLC on Sunday to see him put Orton through a table. Miz kept ranting until the lights flashed for an email from the Raw GM. The GM said both Miz and Orton will be in action tonight, facing former champions. Miz would face a former World Champ, right now...Rey Mysterio arrived out to the crowd cheers.
Rey Mysterio vs. The MizAfter a commercial break, Mysterio was in control of the match. He managed to get Miz against the ropes and was setting up for the 619, but all of a sudden Alberto Del Rio's music hit. Del Rio arrived out to cause a distraction from the ramp. Miz slipped out of the ring. Mysterio slid out over Miz and was about to go up the ramp, then turned to go back after Miz. Miz grabbed Mysterio and dropped him face first onto the apron to gain the upperhand in the match.
Later after Miz had some offense on Mysterio for a while, Rey tripped Miz into the ropes for another 619 attempt. Del Rio got up on the apron so Mysterio got in his face. Miz tried to hit Mysterio from behind, but Rey ducked it and Miz punched Del Rio off the apron. Moments later, Alex Riley distracted the ref on another 619 attempt. Del Rio tripped Mysterio from the outside of the ring. Miz went over and got him into the small package pin which the ref counted for Miz's win.
Post-match, Arquette and Riley got in the ring to celebrate with Miz after Rey chased Del Rio backstage. The lights flashed to signal another email from the Raw GM. He said Miz just faced a former champion in Mysterio. Later tonight Orton will have a handicap match against Alex Riley and his partner, former World Champion, David Arquette. Riley looked upset at his selected partner, but Miz tried to say they had the advantage.
Winner: The Miz wins via pinfall over Rey Mysterio.
Rated R-Superstar Edge arrived out to present nominees for another Slammy. Edge said Kane was supposed to be his co-presenter but he's busy having a meltdown over Paul Bearer. Edge said Kane will forget all that after Edge beats him for the World Title at TLC. Edge said he needs a co-presenter he's comfortable with, that he knows well and has had chemistry with over the years. Just then, Christian's theme music hit and he arrived out from backstage wearing an arm sling on his left arm. Christian said his pec's feeling better and he hopes Alberto Del Rio wins the award tonight, because he and his peeps haven't forgotten who caused his injury.
Nominees for "Oh Snap Moment of the Year" Slammy were Big Show destroying Jack Swagger's awards and memorabilia, Alberto Del Rio injuring Rey Mysterio on Smackdown, Edge having a meltdown against the Raw GM laptop in the ring, Batista threatening to quit WWE and finally doing so. The Slammy Award went to Edge for destroying the Raw GM laptop computer. Edge said he appreciated the Slammy but he's always been calm and rational. Edge started to go off on a rant with Christian getting the Raw GM email sound on his iPhone. Edge asked if he was serious, and Christian said he was just joking, trying to cut the tension. Edge said after all these years one thing is still true - "Michael Cole is a massive tool." Cole started to have a meltdown of his own.
John Morrison vs. King SheamusSheamus arrived out in a black and gold cape with a crown and sceptre. As soon as the bell rang, Sheamus went at Morrison in the corner. The ref held Sheamus back but he still got some shots in. Finally the ref pulled Sheamus to the center, but Morrison rushed over and tackled Sheamus down. The two kept hammering on each other, with the bell finally being rang for a double DQ decision.
Finally, the Raw GM sent an email as multiple refs got in the ring to pull Morrison and Sheamus apart. The Raw GM said their issue hasn't been resolved tonight, but it will be at TLC. The Raw GM ordered the two will compete at TLC in a #1 Contender's Ladder Match. The winner becomes #1 Contender for the WWE Title. Sheamus rushed over to knock Morrison down again, then got out of the ring to yell at Cole. Sheamus grabbed a ladder that was standing outside the ring and as Morrison came over towards the ropes, Sheamus rammed him in the gut with the ladder. Sheamus got back in the ring to further beat up Morrison. He picked up Morrison on his shoulders and threw him over the top rope onto the ladder outside the ring.
Winner: No contest - John Morrison and Sheamus receive a double DQ decision by the ref.
JTG and William Regal presented the next Slammy Award for Knucklehead Moment of the Year. Nominees were Big Show unmasking CM Punk when he was bald, Mae Young defeating LayCool in the No DQ match, Beth Phoenix entering the Royal Rumble and eliminating Great Khali, Vladimir Kozlov vs Santino Marella dance off. The winner of the Slammy was LayCool. JTG announced it as "LayCool beating Mae Young," with Lawler saying he thought it was the other way around. LayCool arrived out to accept the award saying they'll treasure the award forever. Michelle said now it's time for them to win their second slammy of the year, for Diva of the Year. They headed to the ring for the divas battle royal.
Divas Battle Royal for Slammy AwardThe battle royal consisted of the following divas: Eve, Rosa Mendes, Beth Phoenix, Tamina, Bella Twins, Natalya, Alicia Fox, Kaitlyn, Kelly Kelly, Beth Phoenix, Layla, Michelle McCool, Melina, Maryse and Gail Kim.
To start the match all of the divas immediately ganged up on layCool beating on them. First elimination was Kaitlyn, then Rosa Mendes, both tossed out by Tamina. Moments later, the Bellas tossed Tamina over the top to the outside. One of the Bellas was next, followed by Eve. The other Bella twin was out next. Maryse got tossed out of the ring next. Kelly hung on to Michelle but Layla kicked her off to eliminate her next. The Glamazon was able to kick Layla under the ropes out of the ring. Layla was upset and grabbed Beth's leg under the rope, allowing Michelle to rush over and push Beth out. In the final moment, Michelle managed to eliminate Natalya for the win. Layla rushed into the ring with 2 Slammy Trophy's to celebrate with Michelle on the second straight win.
Winner: Michelle McCool wins the Divas Battle Royal to win the Slammy Award for Diva of the Year.
Post-match, the Raw GM sent an email telling LayCool to celebrate all they want. The GM said at TLC on Sunday Natalya and Beth Phoenix will go against LayCool in a divas tag team tables match. LayCool looked scared in the ring after hearing their fate.
They showed Edge backstage on his way out for the next match against Swagger.
They showed the incident from Smackdown where Kane pushed Paul Bearer over the edge and then saw Bearer flat on the pavement below. Edge said he warned Kane not to do that.
Edge vs. Jack SwaggerCole announced another match for TLC: Triple Threat Ladder match with Swagger, Ziggler and Kofi Kingston competing. Swagger went for the Anklelock late in this one, with Edge reversing into a seated pin. Swagger kicked out and was able to go for Gutwrench Powerbomb. Edge countered that too and knocked Swagger down. Edge prepared in the opposite corner and as Swagger got back up he got Speared down for the pinfall.
Winner: Edge wins via pinfall over Jack Swagger.
Backstage, Riley was complaining to Miz about having to team up with Officer Dewey in the ring tonight. Miz said not to worry since he'd be out there with them. Just then Arquette came rushing in wearing some strange robe. He was all riled up and said he and Miz have plenty in common: both had doubters during their title reigns, they both have extensive Hollywood resumes and both are Awesome! Arquette fake punched Riley in the chest a few times then said he'd see them out there. Riley told Miz that Arquette's delusional. Miz said he has just one goal: to put Randy Orton through a table.
When Raw returned Cole announced the winner for Smackdown vs Raw 2011 THQ video game moment of the year was Amin Okar. They showed clips of some sort of ladder match involving characters made up by the video game user. Go to http://WWE.THQ.com to see the full video.
Time for the Slammy for WWE Moment of the Year. The Big Show arrived out as presenter. Nominees for the Slammy: Free or Fired match with Orton vs Barrett and Cena as referee, Sheamus' attack from behind to sideline HHH on Raw, Edge spearing Jericho on top of the announce table through the crowd barrier at Wrestlemania 26, and the Streak vs Career where Undertaker ended Shawn Michaels' career. The winning moment was Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels where HBK's career ended. Michaels was on a pre-recorded video speech with his trophy saying he was at an undisclosed location so WWE won't find him and try to bring him back. Michaels thanked the fans despite the tough moment, saying it's been his sheer joy to be a part of many memorable moments over the years.
Randy Orton vs. Alex Riley & David ArquetteRandy Orton arrived out to the ring first. Next, The Miz arrived out with Riley and Arquette. Cole said The Miz will appear on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Wednesday night at 12:35AM EST.
2-on-1 Handicap Match
Riley finally got the advantage on Orton, and knocked him down to one knee. Arquette begged for the tag so Riley obliged. Arquette got one axe handle drop on Orton from behind, but Orton got up and soon kicked him down. Orton dropped down to prepare for the RKO. Arquette saw it and backed away fast to tag Riley back in.
Later in the match, the ref was distracted by Riley as Arquette choked Orton in the corner. Not long after that Orton regained control and hit the RKO on Riley for the win. Post-match, Miz snuck in with his MITB briefcase and bashed Orton down from behind. Miz told Arquette to get in the ring, as Miz slid out and grabbed a table from ringside. He brought it back into the ring to set up. Arquette and Miz went for the double suplex on Orton, but Orton blocked it. Orton shoved Arquette to the corner, then tried to grab Miz.
Arquette was back up and hit Orton from behind, allowing Miz to escape the ring. Arquette saw Orton stare him down and tried to rush out of the ring. Orton stopped him, then Powerbombed Arquette through the table with Miz watching from the ramp. Medical staff and refs got in the ring with Arquette being put on a stretcher with a neck brace.
Winner: Randy Orton wins via pinfall over David Arquette and Alex Riley.
Official theme song of the Slammy Awards is "Hello Good Morning" by Diddy-Dirty Money. Their debut album "Last Train to Paris" is available Tuesday on iTunes.
CM Punk, Lawler and Cole talked about the matches for Sunday's TLC PPV including recent additions: John Cena vs Wade Barrett in a chairs match, John Morrison vs Sheamus in a #1 Contender's Ladder Match, Edge vs Kane in the World Title TLC Match, Orton vs Miz in a WWE Title Tables Match.
Michael Cole arrived out to present the Slammy for "...and I Quote" Line of the Year. They showed clips of Santino, The Miz, Triple H, John Cena, Edge, Stephanie, Vince, Chris Jericho, Mike Tyson, Eve and Randy Orton. Cole announced the winner, himself. He said he wasn't expecting it, then pulled a victory speech out of his suit. Cole thanked his Cole miners, and all those who paved the way for him. Cole celebrated his second Slammy win as the Raw music started up to cut his speech off.
Next week is WWE week on USA. Raw on Monday at 9PM, Smackdown is Live on Tuesday night at 9PM, Wednesday night there will be a replay of WWE's Tribute to the Troops at 8PM EST.
Justin Roberts introduced Smackdown GM Teddy Long to present the finally Slammy of the Night. Cole was ranting about being cut off during his acceptance speech. King told him to shut up. Long presented WWE Superstar of the Year Nominees: Edge, The Miz, Kane, John Cena, Rey Mysterio and Randy Orton. The winner was decided by WWE Universe voting at WWE.com - John Cena. Cena arrived out and saluted the crowd, then hugged Teddy Long to receive his trophy. Cena got to the podium to make his acceptance speech. Cena thanked the fans for not giving up on him, saying he was surprised to win because up until an hour ago he didn't have a job. Cena said he will keep to his word as he's gotten to each and every member of Nexus except two. He said tonight David Otunga will get hurt, leaving just one, Wade Barrett for Sunday. Cena gave his word that on Sunday at TLC Wade Barrett will get destroyed. Cena charged down to the ring for the main event match.
John Cena vs David OtungaOtunga arrived out with the rest of Nexus, including Wade Barrett with a mic and steel chair. They showed the band 12 Stones in the audience. They recorded the Nexus theme "We Are One." Barrett had them roll footage from earlier when Nexus beat down Cena and then Barrett smashed a chair down on him.
After the replay, Barrett went and lined up on stage with the rest of Nexus. Otunga went down the line and banged forearms with the other Nexus guys. He stopped at Barrett who didn't bang forearms with him. David gave him a nod, then headed down to the ring. When Otunga got up on the apron, Barrett gave the Nexus guys looks and they each headed backstage one by one. Barrett went backstage leaving Otunga out there alone to face Cena, just like Otunga had the Nexus guys do to Barrett last week.
Cena immediately threw Otunga into the ring and started the beatdown, taking out his pent-up frustration on Otunga. Cena smashed Otunga face first into the corner, then whipped him to the opposite. Cena charged at him, but Otunga moved out of the way then gained the upperhand as he kicked away on Cena. Otunga continued to control the match and had a near fall with Cena kicking out. Moments later, Cena managed to trip Otunga down and locked in the STF. Otunga had no choice but to tap.
They showed Barrett seated in a steel chair up on the stage. Barrett stood up as Cena went outside the ring to retrieve a steel chair. Cena bashed Otunga in the gut with the chair, then bashed it on his back. Otunga pleaded with Barrett to come to the ring to rescue him, but Barrett stayed put, watching as Otunga got hammered by Cena with the chair. Cena got in several more shots on Otunga, until David fell out of the ring. Barrett held up his steel chair on the stage as the two superstars stared at one another to close out Raw.
Winner: John Cena wins via submission over David Otunga.