Raw Results 12/10/12
Raw Results from Newark, NJ:
Raw opened with a video package showing the big storylines of the past few weeks. They include Ryback seeking revenge on The Shield and John Cena's situation with AJ and Dolph Ziggler.
Dolph Ziggler was introduced to start the show, already in the ring at the top of a ladder with his blue briefcase hanging right above him. Dolph talked about Cena's failed attempts to win a championship, but then said Vince McMahon is playing Santa Claus by giving Cena a shot at his MITB briefcase. Dolph told Cena it won't be a "Merry Christmas," because he'll be the coal in his stocking. Dolph vowed to defeat Cena on Sunday, and then cash in his MITB contract to become greatest World Champion of all time. That prompted Sheamus to come out to interrupt.
Sheamus said to win the title Dolph is going to have to cash in on him to win the championship, but first he has to defeat Cena and he doesn't believe that will happen. Sheamus said sometime down the road it'll be Cena vs him for the World Championship. Big Show's music hit and he arrived out to the ramp to interject, saying Dolph and Sheamus are both delusional. He said Dolph can try to cash in on him, but he'll knock him right out. Show and Sheamus reminded each other how they can't have physical contact ahead of their match Sunday. Sheamus said he can still have physical contact with "someone else" and then tipped the ladder over, causing Dolph to hit the top rope crotch-first and hit the outside.
Mr. McMahon was shown walking backstage. Lawler said he thinks he's on his way out there.
After break, Vince danced out onto the ramp, then announced Big Show vs. John Cena for later on. He introduced the managing supervisor of Raw, Vickie Guerrero, asking the crowd to give her props for making the match. Vince then asked Vickie for another match to be scheduled for Sheamus. He asked her to give an opponent, but she couldn't come up with one, so he whispered into her ear. She blurted out "Dolph Ziggler?" He asked for a third main event match, and Vickie said she had a good idea, "AJ in a handicap match." The crowd booed, and Vince said "AJ in a match..against, against.." then said "Let's make it monumental, let's make it Vickie Guerrero!" The crowd went wild as Vince then said "Now let's tell the Truth." R-Truth's music hit as he came out onto the ramp for the match.
R-Truth defeated Wade Barrett via pinfall. Kofi Kingston and Antonio Cesaro were on commentary, scouting their upcoming TLC opponents. Barrett gained control late after kicking Truth in the gut. From there he tried to lift up Truth for a Gutwrench Powerbomb, but Truth slipped out then ran against the ropes. He jumped up with a scissors around Barrett's midsection, turning it into a sitting pinfall for the big win. Post-match, he rolled to the outside and slammed the commentary table, causing Cesaro to stand up and start yelling. Meanwhile, Kofi got up on the corner and hit a flying crossbody on Barrett to make a statement. Cesaro and Barrett both glared out at the ramp where Kofi and Truth were celebrating.
Backstage, AJ was excited as she told a WWE staff Mr. McMahon gave her a match against Vickie tonight. She saw Aksana next, who asked if she's told John yet, and AJ said no, but nearly tackled Kaitlyn. She said she was going to find John to tell him. Kaitlyn said he's over in the locker room, so AJ walked over and just barged in. Cena had no shirt on and was talking to a few other guys who rushed off as AJ hugged Cena. She was talking fast. Cena suggested they go somewhere other than the men's locker room and escorted AJ out, then made the "she's acting crazy" face to someone off camera.
Team Rhodes Scholars won a tag team elimination match to enter a #1 contender's match at TLC PPV. Primo and Epico were eliminated first by pinfall as one of The Uso's hit the Superfly Splash to secure it. Titus came in with a quick clothesline and did his dog bark before a break. After commercial, Cole noted they were down to two tems. During break, Uso's hit another Splash on D-Young to eliminate PTP's. It came down to Sandow/Rhodes vs. The Uso's. After some distraction from Sandow, and Cody eluding a move from The Uso's he hit Cross Rhodes for the pinfall win, to win the tag team elimination match. They'll be in a tables match against Mysterio/Sin Cara at TLC on Sunday.
Eve Torres defeated Alicia Fox via pinfall in a non-title match. Alicia was dominating the match and tried to pin Eve multiple times with no success. Late in the match, Eve yanked Alicia off the corner causing her to fall to the mat, then followed up with her swinging neckbreaker for the win. Post-match, Eve posed with her championship belt, having a photographer come into the ring to take pics of her with the belt and Alicia laying on the mat.
CM Punk came out on crutches with Paul Heyman. He said this injury is real life, not an attempt to duck Ryback in another WWE title match. Punk talked about how this happens when you defend the title as much as he has over the length of time he's held it. He spoke about defeating Ryback twice, and saying his next match will be another defense, against The Rock at the Royal Rumble. They talked about how Punk doesn't have a stunt double, and Rock isn't there to even talk about the match because he's busy with a movie. Punk said Rock only gets one shot at him with the Rumble.
Sheamus defeated Dolph Ziggler due to disqualification. Late in the match, Sheamus blocked Dolph's sleeper attempt, but was unable to hit White Noise. Sheamus went for a Cloverleaf submission, with Ziggler able to get to the ropes. After more fighting, Sheamus hit his Irish Curse backbreaker for a near fall. He prepared for a Brogue Kick with Ziggler escaping the ring. Sheamus went to the outside, but Ziggler hit him with a chair, causing the DQ. Post-match, Ziggler got in the ring to smash the chair on Sheamus. He goes for another attempt, but Sheamus hits the Brogue Kick sending the chair towards Ziggler's face. Ziggler falls to the outside and heads up the ramp.
Backstage, Vickie was in her ring gear preparing for her match. Hornswoggle and Khali walked in, with Vickie mentioning she was feeling a little tight. They started helping to stretch her out, forming a compromising position. Mr. McMahon walked in and saw them, then said "I thought this was supposed to be a family show." He walked off and Vickie screamed at Hornswoggle and Khali to get off her.
Alberto Del Rio defeated Zack Ryder via submission. Del Rio put on the Cross Armbreaker to get the win late, after Ryder missed on his Broski Boot attempt.
Vickie Guerrero defeated AJ Lee via pinfall. AJ came out first followed by Vickie. Vickied demanded a referee, and then Brad Maddox came walking down the ramp from backstage. The crowd booed him. AJ looked puzzled and then walked up to Maddox to confront him. They talked back and forth and then Maddox called for the bell. Vickie attacked from behind, getting the upperhand. She slapped AJ around and tossed her around a few times. AJ finally got that crazy look in her eyes and tackled Vickie down to keep attacking. AJ hit a huge slap to knock Vickie back onto the mat, then took the pinfall, but Maddox stood around and wouldn't count it. Vickie grabbed AJ for a quick pinfall which Maddox counted extra fast to give her the win. The two escaped up the ramp with Maddox raising Vickie's arm at the top of the ramp. Post-match, AJ went crazy pounding the mat, and then tossing stuff around outside the ring like chairs and ladders. She also slapped Justin Roberts in the face before storming up the ramp.
Antonio Cesaro defeated Kofi Kingston via pinall in a non-title match. Late in this one, Cesaro blocked the SOS then hit a huge uppercut on the back of Kofi's head. After a near fall, Kofi missed on a splash from the corner, but then managed to get a kick to the head of Cesaro. He climbs up on the top rope and goes for a move with Cesario catching him mid-air for a backbreaker. Cesaro followed with the Neutralizer to get the win.
The Miz had Rhodes Scholars as his guests for MizTV. During the interview, he made fun of Cody's new mustache. Sandow insulted Miz as being any sort of talk show host. He said they will be future tag team champs. Miz tried to get Sandow and Rhodes into an argument, but Rhodes wouldn't bite. The two left the ring and stormed off.
Backstage, AJ told Cena she wants to be out there for his match tonight. Cena said it's not a good idea and he'd feel responsible for her safety. She agrees to watch from backstage. Cena walks off to go out for the main event match.
John Cena defeated Big Show due to disqualification in a non-title match. Dolph Ziggler was ringside on commentary. Late in the contest, Show hit a chokeslam on Cena for a close fall. Show prepared for KO punch after, but Cena ducked it and then hit the AA on Show. Seth Rollins from The Shield rushed into the ring to attack Cena, causing a DQ.
Post-match, Reigns and Ambrose come out from the crowd to help Rollins beat up Cena. They set up a table to smash Cena through, but Kane's pyro goes off and he comes down to the ring with Daniel Bryan to fight Shield. Cena gets back up, but Dolph Ziggler attacks him. Sheamus rushes in to tackle Ziggler down. Show gets up to try to chokeslam Cena, but Cena speared him through the table instead.
The Shield bring Kane back into the ring while Sheamus and Ziggler fight on the outside. With the crowd chanting for Ryback, he finally comes to the ring. He tossed a ladder at Shield and then fights all three guys off. Kane and Bryan help with the fight, as Cena fights off show. Raw ends with everyone in a huge fight in the ring.