Monday, December 29, 2014
Christian and Edge were introduced as hosts for the latest episode of Raw, the last of 2014. They joked around about which in-ring show would take place tonight and settled on the first-ever “Cutting Edge Peep Show” with Seth Rollins as guest. They booked Rusev vs. Ziggler in a champion vs. champion match. Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman came out to interrupt. Heyman dared either to make a stupid move with Brock Lesnar in the ring as he could make either guy into a paraplegic. He said they have someone bigger to conquer, John Cena. Cena’s music hit and he came to the ring to confront them. He eventually grabbed Heyman with Lesnar rushing at him. Cena grabbed Lesnar for an AA, but Lesnar slid off and out of the ring with Heyman, holding up his title belt to taunt Cena.
Dolph Ziggler defeated Rusev via disqualification. In the match, Ziggler was able to hit a superkick on Ziggler for the near fall. Rusev made a comeback and started to stomp away on Ziggler in the corner. The ref warned him to back off, but Rusev ignored it and the ref called for the bell. Post-match, Rusev put on The Accolade, but Ryback’s music hit and he came to the ring. Ryback hit the Meathook Clothesline on Rusev to send him out of the ring.
Ryback cut an in ring promo talking about his dreams of always wanting to be a pro wrestler. He talked about having two surgeries on his left knee and having scars to show for it. He said he was told he wouldn’t wrestle again, but now he’s back. Ryback said his match with Rusev isn’t USA vs. Russia but two big guys kicking each other’s asses.
Nikki Bella defeated Natalya via pinfall in a non-title match. Natalya was distracted when Brie was scolding Tyson Kidd at ringside. That allowed Nikki to get control and hit the Rack Attack on Nattie for the win.
Backstage, Naomi came in to talk to Miz who was with Mizdow. She gave Miz a hug. Mizdow walked off and Naomi thanked Miz for helping her get in touch with the producer who wouldn’t talk to her until she had him as a connection. She told Miz she appreciated all he did and how much crap he took from Jimmy for trying to help her. She wished Miz luck in his tag match tonight and walked off, leaving Miz confused.
The Usos defeated The Miz & Damien Mizdow via pinfall to win the WWE Tag Team titles. Late in the match, Miz went for the Skullcrushing Finale but Jey elbowed him to escape and tagged in Jimmy. Jimmy hit the superkick on Miz followed by a double superkick and then the top rope splash for the pinfall. Post-match, Naomi came in the ring to celebrate with The Usos. Jerry Lawler got in the ring to ask how it feels to end the year as champions. They said they were going to have BBQ and champagne, and mentioned JR’s barbecue. Lawler joked asking if they would invite Johnny Manziel.
Bad News Barrett defeated Cesaro via pinfall. Cesar cut an in-ring promo saying he was told he doesn’t connect with the fans. He said he doesn’t care about all that or fancy entrances or pageantry. He issued an open challenge to the WWE locker room. Barrett came out saying “It’s me, it’s me, it’s BNB.” In the match, Cesaro was able to get his Cesaro swing at one point. Barrett was able to get to the ropes and then hit Cesaro. he followed with the Bull Hammer elbow for the win.
They had a backstage promo with Cena talking to Edge and Christian. They talked about their various wins over each other. Christian made a remark asking if he remembered the time Edge slapped Cena’s dad, then Christian left. Cena told Edge thank you for all he’s done for him and then said he’s one of the few people in the business that is a decent human being.
Roman Reigns defeated Seth Rollins via disqualification. The Big Show was on guest commentary. In the late part of the match, Reigns eventually hit a Superman punch and then prepared for the spear from the corner. However, Show attacked Reigns to cause the DQ. He eventually took Reigns to the outside and tossed him over the broadcast team’s table, then dumped the table on top of Reigns. Cole said someone should get out there to help Reigns because it looked serious.
Daniel Bryan came to the ring for what was billed as a “career-defining moment,” with the announcers seeming worried he might retire. In the ring, Bryan spoke about winning the title at WrestleMania 30 as a “B-plus player” in WWE. He talked about the injury he suffered and not knowing if he’d be able to wrestle again. He also mentioned consulting with Edge about career-ending injuries. He said he requested to have a special segment so he could come out and make an announcement in front of all the fans, since that is what has kept him going. He asked “Am I here to retire?” The fans yelled “No!” and Bryan responded with “No.” He said “I am ready to fight. I am ready to repeat, and I will be in the 2015 Royal Rumble. Yes!”
Backstage, Miz and Mizdow demanded a rematch from Edge. Edge held up a muppet puppet and said it’s his stunt double. He said they could have a match, but not for the titles or against the Usos. He said it would be next.
After commercial break, The Ascension, Konnor and Viktor came to the ring for the match against Miz and Mizdow.
The Ascension defeated The Miz and Mizdow via pinfall. Ascension won in just over a minute hitting the Fall of Man finisher for the pinfall win.
The Cutting Edge Peep Show with guest Seth Rollins. Edge and Christian held the first-ever Cutting Edge Peep Show in the ring. Seth Rollins came to the ring with J&J Security carrying champagne. He said he was there to toast his great year. He talked up Edge and Christian as his heroes and said he always looked up to them. He said he was always seen as a bad guy, but doesn’t want that anymore. He said Big Show is his good friend, and then asked for John Cena to come out. Show came to the ring, but Cena didn’t show up. Rollins eventually took matters into his own hands and hit Christian with the MITB briefcase. Show grabbed Edge around the neck and forced him down on top of the briefcase. Rollins told Cena to get down there and save Edge from being paralyzed.
Cena eventually showed up and was about to rush into the ring but Rollins warned him not to do it. He said Cena knows what he wants and if Cena doesn’t give it to him, he’ll break Edge’s neck. Rollins told Cena to bring back The Authority or risk Edge’s future as a father and husband. Cena eventually caved in after some thought and said OK. Cena said he’d bring back The Authority. Rollins told Cena he should know better and said he would kill Edge anyway. Rollins prepared for the Curb Stomp but Cena rushed in and tackled him down. Edge escaped but Show hit a knockout punch on Cena, then Rollins hit the Curb Stomp. They went up to the stage where Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman came out. Triple H and Stephanie walked out too and had champagne. Raw ended with them all smiles on the stage to close out the last show of the year.