Monday, December 15, 2014
Opening segment featured Chris Jericho as special GM/Raw host for the night. Jericho started off talking about Fandango stealing his Slammy, but soon was interrupted by Paul Heyman. Jericho got into it with Heyman who said he’s not a fighter but an advocate. Heyman said he’s there to address the issue of Seth Rollins not getting things done to end Cena’s #1 contender status. Rollins came out and got in Heyman’s face asking if he had something to say, then blamed Cena as a cheater, saying he wants a rematch with Cena one-on-one, but when he’s ready, not tonight.
John Cena came out to intervene, saying just because Rollins has a mic doesn’t give him testicles. He ends up asking Jericho to book them in a rematch tonight so Jericho does and makes it a cage match. Cena agrees and leaves. Rollins yells at Jericho saying he couldn’t even beat the popcorn guy or Heyman. Jericho says he thinks he can beat Heyman and books himself a match with the fans voting on a stipulation for it later via WWE app.
Big Show & Luke Harper defeated Dolph Ziggler & Erick Rowan via pinfall. Late in the match, Rowan landed a kick on Show to drop him to the mat. Harper came in to kick Rowan. Ziggler took Harper to the outside and they ended up going over the announce table. Rowan turned around to take a knockout punch from Big Show who then covered for the win.
Jericho ran into Fandango and Rosa Mendes backstage. He said after he’s done with Heyman, he’s going to dance all over Fandango’s face and take back his Slammy Award.
Alicia Fox & Natalya defeated The Bella Twins via submission. Natalya got a hot tag late in the match. She unloaded on her opponents, including putting Brie into the Sharpshooter to make her submit. Post-match, Kidd checked on Nikki ringside. Natalya noticed it, but Kidd rushed in to hug her and joined the celebration.
Jericho hosted his in-ring show The Highlight Reel with guests Lana and Rusev. He got into it with them calling them the US champ and the communist tramp. Lana and Jericho yelled “shut up” at each other back and forth, prompting the crowd to chant for Jericho. He said he knows someone backstage who wants to fight Rusev. Out came Ryback with a “feed me more” chant starting up. Lana and Rusev backed out of the ring after Ryback came in to stare down the US champ.
Big E & Xavier Woods defeated Stardust & Goldust via pinfall. Stardust and Goldust had control late, but New Day recovered with Woods and E hitting the Midnight Hour together for the win.
In a backstage interview, Renee Young talked to Miz and Mizdow. The Miz said tonight the credits will roll for the story of Jimmy Uso.
Adam Rose was backstage with The Rosebuds when Kane came walking up. He told Rose he doesn’t like him or his freaky friends. The Bunny got in between them. Kane said tonight Rose is taking him on in a match.
Kane defeated Adam Rose via pinfall. Kane eventually won with a double chokeslam on Rose and The Bunny. Post-match, he hit a tombstone on The Bunny.
Chris Jericho vs. Paul Heyman ended in a non contest. Jericho made his way to the ring and then Heyman. Heyman tried to bring out his checkbook to pay Jericho the $200 he owes him from ECW. Jericho slapped it away and said he doesn’t want his money, he wants to see what fans voted for their match to be. They looked at results and it was a Street fight.
Heyman said he doesn’t understand why Jericho thinks it’s fair to be in a fight with…Brock Lesnar! Lesnar’s music hits and he arrived out with no championship belt. He circled the ring and got in to go face to face with Jericho. Y2J went at him with forearm strikes and then tried for a Codebreaker, but Lesnar grabbed him and hit the F5 to lay out Jericho. Heyman returned to the ring. Lesnar’s music hit again and he left with Heyman.
Fandango came to the ring to cut a promo about taking Jericho’s Slammy. Roman Reigns show up and punched Fandango in the mouth, then hit the Spear. Big Show’s music hit and he arrived to the ring. Reigns warned him if he came to the ring he’d punch him. Show called Reigns a pretty boy and got on the apron, but Reigns hit a big Superman Punch. Show was irate and tossed the steel steps at ringside.
Jimmy Uso defeated The Miz via pinfall. Mizdow and Jey were ringside for the match. At one point, Mizdow ran in and did some bumps to mimic what was going on with Miz. Jey Uso got involved to assist his tag partner. Miz went for Skull Crushing Finale but it was blocked. Jimmy hit the super kick and followed with a splash off the top rope to win. Naomi was shown watching backstage.
Backstage, Naomi walked up to Miz and Mizdow. He told her he’s a man of his word and since he’s still champion maybe he can get her a spot on MizTV on Main Event live tomorrow night. He suggested she shouldn’t let her husband know because of his anger issues.
Backstage, Renee Young interviewed Seth Rollins who had J&J security with him. He complained about tonight’s cage match and said The Authority needs to be back in power. He vowed to teach Cena a lesson tonight he will never forget, after he finishes what he started at TLC.
Seth Rollins defeated John Cena in a steel cage match. Late in the match, Cena pulled Rollins away from J&J as they tried to yank him out the cage door. The MITB briefcase ended up in the cage. Rollins managed to counter the AA and nailed Cena with the briefcase but Cena kicked out at 2. Rollins climbed up the cage to the top but Cena chased up after and cut him off. Cena pulled Rollins back in and hit the AA from the top rope. Just then, Brock Lesnar’s music hit and he arrived out carrying the title with Paul Heyman with him.
Brock got into the cage to hit three German suplexes on Cena, followed by an F5. Rollins stood up finally and Brock stared at him. Heyman got in the cage to give Brock his title belt, then extended a handshake which Rollins received. Lesnar and Heyman left the scene and Rollins hit a Curb Stomp on Cena before exiting the cage door. Post-match, Rollins left up the ramp celebrating with J&J as a referee checked on Cena in the cage while Raw went off the air.