Monday Night Raw
December 15th 2014, Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan
Announcers: Alex Riley, JBL & William Regal
A video package recapping Cena vs Rollins from TLC the night before is shown before the show starts. The video ends with Dempsey, Murphy & Blake attacking Cena, helping Rollins win the match and Bull Dempsey shaking Paul Heyman's hand.
The announcers talk about the situation with John Cena and tell us that Dean Ambrose was hospitalised last night with a severe head injury and Bray Wyatt hasn't been sighted since his match the night before.
Dempsey & Team Thick head down to the ring to kick off RAW. Dempsey grabs a mic from the timekeeper's area and starts talking.
"Ladies and gentlemen, did we get your attention? I know we got John Cena's attention." Dempsey looks back at Team Thick as they all laugh. "I know everyone's got questions. Why are you here? What are your motives? Some people are probably wondering who the hell we are. Well, we are the future. I know a lot of people say that, but they are all liars. I think we showed what we can do last night, when we put Cena's title dreams on hold. We are the future, because we take what is ours. We weren't allowed on REvolution, so we walked onto TLC. We never got one title shot, so we took Cena's. And in all honesty, we were doing just what we were told. Vince McMahon said we need to grab the brass ring. So we took it from John's cold dead hands."
Cena's music hits and he runs down to the ring with a mic. "Now Bull, I know you think your some big shot because you interfered in my match last night, but all you are is some chump with no respect. You come out here and say you're the future, because you and your boyfriends there helped Rollins put me through a table. You took something I care dearly about, and when I'm done with you, you're not gonna have a future."
Rollins heads down to the ring now, flanked by J&J Security. "Cena, step aside. This ring is reserved for people who did something last night. Like me, cos I beat you. Remember? But I'm not out here to brag, I'll save that for later. I'm out here to thank three men who did the right thing last night. Three men who did what was best for business. Bull, Murphy, Blake. Thank you."
Rollins goes to leave the ring but Murphy grabs the mic out of Dempsey's hand. "Do you think we did this for you? Are you insane? We did this for us. We did this cos we got paid. We did this cos we got fame. We did this because we got a fat WWE contract out of Heyman. Last night happened for us, not for you."
As Rollins is about to speak, Brock Lesnar's music hits. However, it is Heyman who comes out to the stage. "Murphy's right. You guys did get a WWE contract from me, because I'm a great negotiator. I know how to get what I want, which was to make sure Cena never even looked at the WWE title again. And it worked. My client is safe from John Cena for a long time. And John, I know you probably aren't my biggest fan right now, but you gotta understand that what I did was best for Lesnar and the future of the WWE Championship."
Cena lifts up his mic. "You're one smug son of a bitch, aren't ya Paul? The Master Manipulator, The Great Tactician, call yourself what you want but your just a little bitch who gets some kinda sick joy from ruining people's lives. You took something from me, and I'm not stopping til I get it back. And if Brock's out in the wood shooting deer right now and he doesn't see this, you tell him that Cena's coming to punch his fat red face into oblivion and I'm gonna kick his ass so hard it's gonna erupt outta his head"
Paul looks at Cena and laughs. He is about to retort when Chris Jericho comes out to the stage. " Hey guys, this is getting a little heated. I think we need a bit of ring action to let some of this anger out. I tell ya what, how about as tonight's GM, I book some damn matches. Hell, I'll go all out and book a double main event. First of all, you Jerichoholics better fire up those smartphones because our first main event will be John Cena vs Bull Dempsey, Buddy Murphy or Wesley Blake, decided by the WWE App vote" John Cena smiles while Dempsey and Team Thick shout at Jericho "And secondly, since I wanna see someone smack that smug look of Seth's face so badly, I'm gonna book Seth Rollins against ..." Jericho points to the entrance, but then points straight back to himself "me. Ladies and gentlemen, this is turning out to be one hell of a RAW IS JERICHO!" Jericho heads backstage as the ring empties of people.
We come back from commercial to see New Day in the ring, looking incredibly underwhelmed. Gold & Stardust make their entrance and taunt New Day from across the ring. The announce team talk about their match from the TLC Pre-Show and how Gold & Stardust will be looking for redemption tonight.
Match #1: The New Day (Big E & Kofi) w/Xavier Woods vs Gold & Stardust
Kofi & Stardust start off this match. Stardust locks up with Kofi and throws him off into the ropes. Kofi ducks a dropkick from Stardust and hits him with a hip toss as he stands up. Kofi throws some punches into the head of Stardust and releases his hold. Kofi waits for Stardust to stand up but he darts over to his corner and tags Goldust in. Goldust goes to lock up with Kofi and hits the hip toss on Kofi. Kofi is able to kip up out of the hold and hit a Double Foot Stomp to the chest of Goldust. Kofi follows this up with a Flip Senton Attack. Goldust staggers to his feet, only for Kofi to hit a dropkick to the back of Goldust's head. Kofi grabs Goldust by his ring gear and drags him to his corner to tag Big E. Big E enters the ring and lifts Goldust onto his shoulders while Kofi ascends the top rope and leaps off hitting a Single Leg Dropkick to Goldust's head, which Big E transitions into a Samoan Drop. Big E goes for a cover but Goldust kicks out just after 2. Big E picks up Goldust but Goldust is able to throw elbows into Big E's stomach. Goldust tries to run the ropes but he is blocked by a shoulder block from Big E. Big E starts delivering kicks to Goldust's head until Goldust rolls out of the ring. Big E tries to follow him out but Goldust hits a big kick to the head. Big E falls back into the ring as Goldust gets back in the ring and runs to his corner. Goldust tags in Stardust who runs across the ring and knocks Kofi off the apron before Big E can make the tag. Stardust turns around and lays into Big E with kicks and punches. Stardust looked set to hit Dark Matter but Big E overpowered him and threw back-first into the corner. Kofi found the strength to jump onto the apron and kick Stardust in the head. This caused him to stumble put and receive a Big Ending from Big E. Big E got the pin, and The New Day walked backstage without celebrating.
Winners: The New Day (Big E & Kofi) @ 9:24
We now head backstage to Dolph Ziggler who is with Renee Young. Renee asks Dolph about his incredible match from TLC. Dolph replies "Thank you Renee, I gave my all in that match and in the end, I just couldn't find it inside me to get up after Luke threw that ladder at me. But every time I fail, I learn how to be stronger. I learn from those mistakes. Going to the top rope was overconfident. So tonight, I start on my new path. I couldn't win the Intercontinental title. So maybe I just need a new goal." Dolph leaves the interview to head out for his match.
Cesaro makes his entrance, flanked by Tyson Kidd & Natalya. Dolph Ziggler comes out next, to a raucous chant of "Dolph Ziggler".
Match #2: Cesaro w/Kidd & Natalya vs Dolph Ziggler
Last 3 Mins: Cesaro pins Ziggler into the corner and starts unleashing kicks to the stomach until Ziggler falls into a seated position. Cesaro runs across the ring to the other corner then runs back and hits a European Uppercut onto the seated Ziggler. Cesaro drags Dolph out and hits an Elbow Drop to the chest of Ziggler. Cesaro walks to Ziggler's base and grabs his legs. He signals the Cesaro Swing. Cesaro gets 14 rotations until Ziggler is able to throw his body up and grab Cesaro's head. Dolph holds his grip until Cesaro releases his legs. This allows Dolph to hit a Spinning DDT. Both men struggle to their feet. Cesaro gets up first and goes to lift Ziggler up, but Ziggler breaks Cesaro's grip and hits him with a Superkick. Cesaro drops and Ziggler seems staggered. Ziggler calls for Cesaro to get up until Kidd jumps onto the apron. Ziggler goes to knock him off with a punch but misses. Ziggler turns around into Cesaro who throws him up in the air. Cesaro goes for the Very European Uppercut, but Ziggler is able to avoid it. Ziggler lands behind Cesaro and hits him with the Zig-Zag. Dolph crawls for the cover and gets the win.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler @ 13:40
Nikki Bella is backstage with Renee Young who asks her about her performance at TLC. Nikki says "Now, no one can say I don't deserve this title. I beat AJ clean in the ring, without Brie, without cheating. Now, I'm gonna do to the rest of the Divas what I did to AJ and that is prove them wrong." AJ approaches Nikki and stares her down. AJ offers her hand to Nikki, but Nikki slaps it away. As Nikki walks off, Brie walks over to AJ and spits in her face then leaves with her sister.
We come back from commercials to the ring where Fandango & R-Truth stand across from each other. Just before the match starts, Kane heads to the ring and climbs over the top rope. As Fandango challenges his presence, Kane grabs him by the throat and hits him with the Chokeslam. R-Truth runs over to attack Kane but he also gets hit with a Chokeslam. Kane goes to ringside and grabs a chair from the timekeeper's area. Kane picks Truth up for the Tombstone onto the chair, but out of nowhere Randy Orton comes out of the crowd. He jumps into the ring and hits the RKO on Kane. Orton picks up the chair and starts laying into Kane with it until he rolls out of the ring and flees backstage. Orton grabs a mic and tells the crowd "That's right, I'm back. And Seth Rollins, after I kick Kane's ass next week I'm going to end you." He throws the mic down and heads backstage.
We now see Renee Young trying to get into The Miz's dressing room. Mizdow opens the door and asks Miz if she is allowed in. Miz says okay and Mizdow lets her in. Miz says he has his face on and that's the only reason Renee is getting the interview. Miz says to her "I don't mean to toot my own horn, but I may very well be the greatest tag team champion of all time. Last night, I single-handedly defeated a two former champions." Just as Miz is set to continue talking, Mizdow interjects. "I don't know if you're forgetting something, but didn't I do all the work? You just tagged in at the end." Miz looks outraged at Mizdow's comments. "You know what Mizdow? If you want to be so disrespectful, I don't think I want you in my corner tonight." Miz stormed out of his dressing room as Mizdow was left looking saddened,
Jimmy Uso heads to the ring with his brother and he is followed by The Miz, looking noticeably disheveled.
Match #3: Jimmy Uso w/Jey Uso vs The Miz
Last 3 Mins: The Miz is stomping away on Jimmy in the corner. The ref makes him back off, which allows Miz to go and taunt Jey. The Miz goes back to Jimmy in the corner and drags him into the center of the ring and drops him with a DDT. Miz shouts at Jimmy until his music hits. Mizdow comes out to an incredible pop, but to the anger of Miz. Miz and Mizdow get into a shouting contest to the point where they are face to face across the ropes. In this time, Jimmy Uso is up and turns Miz around for a Superkick. The kick knocks Miz into Mizdow which knocks him off the apron. Miz rebounds of Mizdow into a Samoan Drop from Jimmy. Jimmy then ascends the top rope and hits the Superfly Splash on Miz. Jimmy gets the pin and him & Jey celebrate while Miz lays unconscious and Mizdow high fives fans.
Winner: Jimmy Uso @ 8:54
Chris Jericho is now backstage with Renee Young who is asking him about tonight's Highlight Reel. Jericho tells her that tonight is going to be awesome with his guest host, Rusev. Jericho says he's going to ask the big questions and that everyone should stay tuned.
We come back from commercials to see Jericho in the ring with the Highlight Reel set. Jericho tells the fans that tonight he has a great episode of the Highlight Reel and tells everyone to welcome his guests, Rusev, Lana & Zeb Colter. The three come out and enter the ring. Jericho lifts his mic. "First of all, I'd like to congratulate Rusev on another tainted victory at TLC." This received a glare from Rusev and Lana. "And secondly, I gotta ask the question on everyone's mind. What happened Zeb?" Jericho offers his microphone to Zeb.
Zeb looks up at Jericho and accepts the mic he has been offered. "You wanna know why, Mr Jericho? It's a simple answer. I was on the wrong side. You idiots here in Detroit may not have noticed it, but America is a sinking ship. We have turned from a nation of thinkers and creators into lazy, stupid cowards. There have only been three people who have stood up to Rusev, and he has crushed them all. I get it now. America is a shell of the nation it once was. And also Chris, I have a big announcement. Tonight, I rescind my American citizenship and announce that I will become a Russian citizen."
Jericho grabs another microphone. "Now Zeb, I get being annoyed at not being able to beat Rusev but surely rescinding your citizenship is a little rash."
Lana steps forward with a microphone. "Mr Jericho, you need to shut tup. Mr Colter has made the smartest decision in his life. He has come to realize that Russia is far superior to any nation, especially this hell-hole of a country"
Suddenly, Jack Swagger's music hits and he runs down the ramp. He jumps into the ring and starts to attack Rusev. Jericho, Colter and Lana all get out of the ring. Rusev looks to be getting the upper hand but Swagger gets a flurry of punches in and throws Rusev head first into the JeriTron. Jericho gets in the ring and raises Swagger's hand while Zeb & Lana help Rusev backstage.
The announcers at ringside inform us of the situation with Dean Ambrose and his head injury has healed well and he will be available for Raw next week. They also say that Bray Wyatt is still missing.
Seth Rollins music hits and he heads down to the ring with J&J Security. He is followed down by Chris Jericho, who gets an awesome pop.
Match #4: Seth Rollins w/J&J Security vs Chris Jericho
Last 2 Mins: Seth Rollins kicks Chris Jericho in the stomach and attempts to hit the Curb Stomp. Jericho dodges hit and hits an Enzuiguri to the back of Rollins' head. Rollin's springs back off the ropes and Jericho hits him with a Codebreaker on the rebound. Jericho goes for the pin but only gets a 2. Jericho goe for the Lionsault. Rollins attempts to block it with his knees but Jericho blocks it and kicks him in the head. Jamie Noble climbs onto the apron but Jericho dropkicks him off, causing him to fall onto Joey Mercury. Jericho climbs to the top rope and hits a Diving Crossbody onto a now standing Seth Rollins. Jericho stays on top of Rollins and gets the pin for the victory. Jericho celebrates with the fans while Rollins stumbles backstage with Noble & Mercury.
Winner: Chris Jericho @ 11:49
We go backstage to Renee Young who is stood with John Cena. John tells Renee that it doesn't matter who is going to be facing tonight, because he is going to destroy them.
Cena heads out to the ring to await his opponent. JBL is set to announce the winner of the WWE App vote. The results come up and Bull Dempsey wins with 52%. Bull comes out, ready for a fight.
Main Event: John Cena vs Bull Dempsey
Last 4 Mins: John Cena starts to run through Bull Dempsey with clotheslines. He hits three before going for a shoulder block. Bull counters the shoulder block with a Belly-To-Belly Suplex. Bull fights to his feet and begins to drop big elbows into Cena's chest. Bull follows these up with headbutts to the shoulder. Bull goes to pick up Cena but Cena blocks it and lifts up Bull for the AA. Cena drops him down and crawls into the cover. The ref makes the count but just before 3, he is dragged out by Buddy Murphy. Wesley Blake jumps into the ring and starts stomping on Cena's head. Murphy throws the ref into the barricade while Blake grabs a chair from ringside. When Blake turns back to the ring, Roman Reigns jumped the barricade and hit Blake with a Superman Punch. Reigns then jumped into the ring and leveled Bull with a Spear. Roman then stared at Buddy Murphy. Murphy attempted to jump into the ring, but Reign's hit him with a Superman Punch as well. Reigns then went to the other side of the ring and signalled for a Superman Punch on Bull Dempsey. He hit Bull straight in the cheek which caused him to turn straight into Cena who hit Bull with another AA. Cena and Reigns shake hands to close Raw.
Winner: No Contest @ 15:18
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