December 9, 2013
results thanks to wrestleview.com
Your friendly neighborhood Dave is handling some other business tonight so
you guys have to settle for me and I apologize in advance, only half kidding.
Raw opens up with an award show like opening hyping up the Slammy Awards. Apparently Mick Foley, The New Age Outlaws, Bret Hart, and Shawn Michaels are appearing tonight as well.
Live in the arena Michael Cole and JBL hype up tonight’s show from ringside as they reveal that Jerry Lawler and Booker T are hosting the Slammy’s tonight. Cole shills for the WWE App and explains to us how to download it for the millionth time.
“The GOAT” Daniel Bryan vs. Fandango w/Summer Rae
DB is back in his home state this week and he gets a massive hometown reaction. Here comes Disco Inferno…I mean Fandango! There is a mild attempt at some fans to get some “Fandangoing” going in the arena but it didn’t last long. Fandango and DB lockup and Fandango shoves DB into the ropes and then connects with a shoulder block. Fandango taunts him and then bounces off the ropes but DB leapfrogs him and then connects with a dropkick. DB connects with a series of European Uppercuts and then attempts to whip him into ht ropes, but Fandango reverses it and connects with a knee for a nearfall. Fandango hits a Vertical Suplex for another nearfall and then lights DB up with a series of chops. Fandango whips DB hard into the corner and then hits him with a series of right hands. Fandango whips him into the opposite corner and then charges at DB but DB drop toe holds him into the turnbuckles. DB destroys Fandango with some vicious kicks to the back and then hits an armbreaker over his shoulder. DB goes back to kicking the hell out of Fandango and then attempts a Mexican Surfboard. Fandango blocks it so DB stomps down on the back of Fandango’s knees and then kicks him in the head for a nearfall. DB hits the ropes but Fandango sidesteps as he bounces back and sends him to the floor! Fandango then goes for a Slingshot Plancha but DB moves out of the way and then slides back in the ring! DB dives through the ropes with the Air Goat (Suicide Dive) onto Fandango on the floor! DB tosses Fandango into the guardrail and then hits a Running Dropkick! DB tosses Fandango back in the ring and then climbs up top. DB dives off with an attempt at a Missile Dropkick but Fandango catches him with a Sitout Powerbomb! 1…2…NO DB kicks out!
Back from the break DB connects with a Running Clothesline on Fandango and then he gets hyped up by the crowd before destroying Fandango with a series of nasty kicks to the chest. He then goes for the Roundhouse Kick but whiffs completely while Fandango still sells it like he was hit. Bryan covers Fandango and gets a nearfall and then connects with a Running Dropkick to Fandango in the corner. DB hits a series of kicks and then whips Fandango into the opposite corner. He goes for another Running Dropkick but this time Fandango sidesteps him and then hits a Suplex. 1…2…NO DB kicks out again! Fandango climbs up top and attempts the Beauty In Motion but DB rolls out of the way and then climbs up top as well! DB dives off with the Flying Goat Headbutt! DB follows up with the Busaiku Knee! 1…2…3!
Winner: Bryan via pinfall (Busaiku Knee)
After the match the lights go out and Bray Wyatt appears on the Titantron. He says DB’s unwillingness to comply to him is testing his patience. He says the clock is ticking and he doesn’t want to watch DB suffer, but in his world there is no such thing as a happy ending. Bray says this story will end the same way it started with destruction. He says that he needs DB to know that at TLC they will hurt him bad and he doesn’t care if it kills Bray, he will prove to DB that DB is a monster just like Bray. He says in that moment he will take all of DB’s pain away. He closes by saying, “join us…join us Bryan” before laughing maniacally and the lights going out again. DB starts a huge “NO” chant with the crowd.
Cole and JBL hype up the fans voting for the Slammy Awards yet again and then they send it to Booker T and Jerry Lawler on the top of the ramp. Lawler and Booker welcome us to the 2013 Slammy Awards and then introduce the New Age Outlaws as the presenters for the LOL Moment of the Year Award.
Road Dogg is wearing a powder blue tux and Billy Gunn is wearing an orange one. Road Dogg does his rap and then Billy gets irritated at Road Dogg never letting him talk. Dogg says he was never good at it and reminds him that he only had one line that consisted of two words and they aren’t allowed to say those two words anymore as the fans chant “one more match.” Billy gets pissed that he can’t say it anymore and screams “I GOT TWO WORDS FOR YA!” then Road Dogg covers his mouth as the fans scream “Suck it!” The nominees for the LOL of the Year are Vickie Guerrero being fired, Titus O’Neil puking in JBL’s hat, Khali attempting to snake charm Santino’s cobra, and the Rock’s song dedicated to Vickie.
LOL Moment of the Year Winner: Rock’s concert
Rock is of course not here so Vickie comes out instead. She takes the Slammy away from the Outlaws and says the award represents her beauty before leaving.
Santino Marella vs. Damien Sandow
Sandow kicks Santino as the match starts and we see Big E at the announce table. Santino rolls Sandow up for a nearfall but then Sandow shoves him into the ropes and hits him with a knee. Sandow hits a series of right hands and then chokes him in the ropes before hitting the Russian Leg Sweep followed by the Elbow of Disdain for a nearfall. Sandow hits a series of clubbing blows across the chest of Santino and then puts him in a rear chinlock. Santino fights back with a Back Suplex and then he avoids a clothesline with a split followed by a Hip Toss and then a Diving Headbutt. Santino pulls out the Cobra but Sandow sweeps his legs and hits the You’re Welcome for the pin!
Winner: Sandow via pinfall (You’re Welcome)
Big E Langston climbs in the ring with Sandow and raises the belt in Sandow’s face as Sandow backs away.
The Shield come out as the presenters for the Double Cross of the Year Award. Dean Ambrose says he knows that he looks great as the fans boo him and then he mentions that they’ve already picked up two wins on the Slammy’s Pre-Show but they know nothing about double crosses. Seth says that’s right because they do all of their business man to man no double crosses needed. Reigns says if you ever think about crossing The Shield or double crossing them you better… and then Ambrose cuts him off. Ambrose says that’s why you’ll never see them in this category. The nominees are Mark Henry’s retirement fake out, HBK turning on Daniel Bryan, Heyman turning on CM Punk, and HHH costing Bryan the WWE Title.
Double Cross of the Year: HBK turning on Daniel Bryan
HBK comes out shakes the Shield’s hands as he accepts the Slammy. He doesn’t seem too thrilled about the Slammy and he says that he has a lot on his mind but he was told he can’t talk too long tonight. He says he’s been fortunate to win a lot of Slammy’s over the years but never before for a double cross which is ironic because he says over the years he’s double crossed a lot of people over 20 years. A small “you sold out” chant starts and HBk calls the fans that started a pinhead and says he sold out a long time ago and that’s why he’s still here. With that he’s gone.
The Miz vs. Kofi Kingston
Kofi hits a dropkick on Miz as the bell rings and then hits a Flying Forearm in the corner followed by another dropkick. Miz tries to get out of the ring but Kofi grabs him and tosses him back in the ring. Kofi hits a spin kick and then beats on Miz in the corner. Kofi charges at Miz but eats a boot only to answer back with a Front Kick as Miz charges at him for a nearfall. Kofi hits a big running kick to Miz’s chest and connects with another one as Kofi seems a bit uncharacteristically physical. Kofi connects with a third running kick for another nearfall. Kofi goes for Trouble In Paradise but Miz drops down and rolls out to the floor. Kofi screams at him to get back in the ring but Miz decides to bail on the match and starts walking up the ramp. Kofi blasts him from behind and then drags him back to ringside and slams him into the guardrail. Kofi rolls Miz back in the ring and then connects with a Springboard Flying Clothesline! Kofi rolls Miz up, 1…2…NO Miz shoves Kofi into the middle turnbuckle and then catches him with a rollup of his own! 1…2…Miz pulls the tights…3!
Winner: Miz via pinfall (rollup)
A pissed off Kofi attacks Miz with Trouble In Paradise after the match!
Eve Torres comes out to present the Diva of the Year. Eve says it’s a pleasure for her to return to WWE to present this award and says the divas have had one heck of a year. The nominees are The Bella Twins, Cameron & Naomi, Kaitlyn, Natalya Neidhart, Eva Marie, and AJ Lee.
Diva of the Year: Bella Twins
The Bella’s winning gets a mixed reaction but sounded like more boos than cheers. They say that they’re honored to win and shocked about it. They say 2014 will be another Year of the Bellas.
8-Man Tag Team Match
Rey Mysterio Jr., The Big Show, Goldust, & Cody Rhodes vs. The Real Americans (Jack Swagger & Antonio Cesaro), Ryback, & Curtis Axel w/Zeb Colter
Rey and Ryback will start the matchoff against each other. Ryback kicks the smaller luchador and then Press Slams him high in the air but as he goes for a Powerslam, Rey slips off his shoulders and then slides between his legs. Rey rolls backward into a kick to Ryback’s head. Rey ducks a clothesline and then dropkicks Ryback’s legs sending him crashing into the middle turnbuckle. Rey goes for the 619 but Ryback rolls out to the floor. Rey tags in the monstrous Big Show he locks up with Ryback. Ryback shoves Big Show away and then Big Show shoves Ryback to the mat and lays into him with body shots. Show with a big chop and then he whips Ryback into the corner hard. Show tosses Ryback into the babyface corner and lights him up with another chop before tagging Goldust into the match. Goldust hits an Uppercut and then a Snapmare Takeover followed by a Knee Drop.
Back from the break Cesaro has Rey in a headlock on the mat, but Rey fights up to his feet so Cesaro tosses him into the ropes. He goes for a clothesline but Rey ducks and then explodes off the ropes with a Spinning Headscissors Takeover! Rey takes out Cesaro’s legs and then tags Goldust back into the match! Goldust hits a Knee Drop for a nearfall and then he eats a knee from Cesaro. Swagger tags into the match and goes for a clothesline, but Goldust ducks and hits one of his own. Goldust then bounces off the ropes and drops down to his knees and connects with an uppercut. Goldust mounts Swagger on the ropes and connects with a series of rights. Cesaro comes over to interfere but Goldust drops down and lays him out as well. However the distraction allows Swagger to recover enough to chop block the legs of Goldust! Goldust rolls out to the floor and Swagger tags Cesaro back into the match. Cesaro rolls out to the floor and runs Goldust over before tossing him back into the ring and covering him for a nearfall. Axel tags in now and he puts the boots to Goldust. Axel hits a dropkick and then an Elbow Drop for a nearfall. Axel chokes Goldust and then tags in Ryback. He holds Goldust as Ryback beats on Goldust and Cole calls Ryback and Axel “Rybaxel.” My God that is horrendous. Ryback hits a series of elbows on the back of Goldust in the corner and then Swagger tags into the match and connects with a Snapmare Takeover on Goldust. Swagger puts Goldust in a chinlock and then a front facelock. Goldust tries to get to his corner but Swagger lifts him up into the air and starts carrying him to the heel corner. Goldust is able to squirm his way out and into a rollup but Swagger was able to reach out and tag Cesaro. Cesaro puts the boots to Goldust and then hits a Double Foot Stomp for another nearfall. Swagger puts Goldust in a chinlock but the fans get behind Goldust as he fights up to his feet. Goldust breaks the hold and then backslides Cesaro for a nearfall. Goldust then catches Cesaro with a Snap Powerslam! Both men are down until Swagger reaches out and tags himself into the match. Swagger stops Goldust from tagging out and tosses him into the heel corner where they continue to beat him down. Cesaro tags back in but Goldust explodes with a series of right hands to all of the heels! Goldust then tries to leap over the Real Americans to a tag but they catch him in midair. Goldust then counters with a Double DDT! Goldust manages to roll over to his corner and tag in Cody as Cesaro tags in Axel! Cody clotheslines Axel and then hits a back elbow! Cody attempts to whip Axel into the corner but Axel reveres it and charge at Cody. Cody floats up and into a beautiful rollup on Axel! 1…2…NO Axel kicks out and then Cody lays Ryback out and hits an uppercut on Axel! Cody climbs out to the apron and connects with a Springboard Missile Dropkick! 1…2…NO Axel kicks out again! Cody climbs up top and dives off with a Moonsault on Axel! 1…2…NO Ryback breaks it up but then Big Show Spears him! On the floor Show Double Spears The Real Americans! In the ring Cody goes for the Crossroads on Axel but he shoves Cody into the ropes where Rey blind tags himself in! Cody kicks Axel and then connects with the Disaster Kick! Rey dives off the top with a Hurricanrana that sends Axel into the ropes! Rey hits the 619 followed by the Dropping The Dime! 1…2…3!
Winners: Cody, Goldust, Big Show, & Rey via pinfall (Dropping The Dime)
Cole shows us how to download the WWE App for the millionth and one time.
Jerry Lawler and Booker T introduces the presenter for the WWE Superstar of the Year, Shawn Michaels. HBK sarcastically mentions that he’s already won a Slammy tonight and says they can start calling him “Mr. Slammy.” HBK suggests they should possibly start calling this award the “HBShizzle Award.” The nominees for the award are Brock Lesnar, CM Punk, Big Show, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton, and John Cena.
WWE Superstar of the Year: Daniel Bryan
HBK hesitated before he announced DB as the winner and then as DB walks out he looks HBK in the eyes and grabs the trophy. HBK doesn’t let the trophy go at first but finally relinquishes it and walks away. DB thanks HBK for the “HBShizzle Award” and says if it weren’t HBK he wouldn’t be in the WWE, but if it weren’t for Shawn he would also be the WWE Champion right now. DB says he’s not angry about it anymore because The Authority don’t want him to be the Superstar of the Year but the people are the one that have voted him as the Superstar of the Year. He says if they thought 2013 was good, 2014 will be even better. DB closes by saying “Go Seahawks” to a massive pop.
Sin Cara vs. Alberto Del Rio
It looks like Hunico is still under the Sin Cara mask, last week he defeated del Rio clean. ADR cuts a promo before the match in Spanish. We get the mood lighting back. Sin Cara attacks ADR in the corner but the referee pulls him away and ADR kicks him in the gut. ADR whips Sin Cara in the ropes and misses a clothesline and then Sin Cara connects with a Cross Body! ADR comes back with a leg kick and then a Snap Suplex. ADR goes for a Superkick but Sin Cara ducks and hits a dropkick. ADR rolls out to the floor and Sin Cara dropkicks him as ADR tries to get back in the ring. Sin Cara dives over the top with a Slingshot Plancha onto ADR on the floor! Sin Cara shove ADR into the guardrail and puts the boots to him. Sin Cara tosses ADR back in the ring and then he chops ADR in the corner, but ADR answers with a Leaping Enziguri! ADR kicks Sin Cara in the back and then climbs up top and dives off with a Senton attempt! Sin Cara rolls out of the way and then climbs up top but this time ADR rolls out to the floor to escape the luchador.
Back from the break we see a replay of ADR hitting a Double Foot Stomp off the top to Sin Cara who was hanging upside down in the corner. Back live ADR charges at Sin Cara in the corner but eats an elbow and then Sin Cara dives off the top with a Missile Dropkick for a nearfall. Sin Cara goes for a clothesline but ADR ducks and then hits a Tilt-A-Whirl Backbreaker for a nearfall. ADR shoves Sin Cara out to the floor and then slams him hard into the guardrail flipping him upside down. Back in the ring ADR puts Sin Cara in a chinlock but Sin Cara fights back up to his feet with a series of elbows and kicks. Sin Cara then hits a Springboard Sunset Flip, but ADR rolls through and hits a Basement Dropkick! 1…2…NO Sin Cara kicks out! ADR charges at Sin Cara in the corner but Sin Cara moves out of the way and then climbs up top and hits a Tornado DDT! Sin Cara follows up with a Spinning Headscissors Takeover and then attempts to whip ADR into the ropes, but ADR reverses it and Sin Cara bounces off the ropes with a Handspring Back Elbow! 1…2…NO ADR kicks out again! Sin Cara grabs ADR but eats an Armbreaker out of nowhere! ADR goes for the Cross Armbreaker but Sin Cara counters into modified Death Valley Driver! Sin Cara climbs up top but ADR gets to his feet and crotches Sin Cara on the top rope. ADR climbs up with Sin Cara and goes for a Superplex, but Sin Cara counters into a Sunset Super Bomb! Sin Cara climbs up top and dives off with the Falling Star (Swanton Bomb)! 1…2…3!
Winner: Sin Cara via pinfall (Falling Star)
The presenters for the Fan Participation Award are the Primetime Players. PTP talk about their tuxedos and then talk about how big it is for the fans to participate in the WWE Universe. Darren Young was pissed about them not being nominated as the fans chant “millions of dollars.” The nominees for the award are DB’s “Yes” chant, Fandangoing, the “Let’s go Cena/Cena sucks” chants, and R-Truth’s “whats up” chant.
Fan Participation Award: Daniel Bryan’s “Yes” chants
DB comes back out again and he says he doesn’t really know what to say so there is only one thing left to say… YES! YES! YES! YES!
“Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay w/Funkadactyls & Tensai vs. Xavier Woods w/R-Truth
As the bell rings Woods dropkicks Clay into the corner and then Woods hits a Running Forearm. Brodus shoves Woods away but Woods again hits a Running Forearm and then he mounts Brodus and nails him with a series of rights. Brodus Powerbombs the hell out of him and then climbs up top and dives off with the Splat Splash! 1…2…3! I feel bad for Consequences Creed.
Winner: Clay via pinfall (Splat Splash)
After the match Brodus hits a series of elbow drops and then another Splash on Woods before finally Tensai pulls him off as R-Truth kicks him away.
The Miz is announced as the presenter for Insult of the Year. Miz does a lame joke and then introduces the nominees: AJ Lee insulting the Total Divas cast, Zeb’s many racist rants, Paul Heyman running down CM Punk, and Stephanie punking Big Show.
Insult of the Year: Stephanie McMahon
Steph says what she considers an insult, she considers a huge compliment because finally all the fans have realized what’s best for business.
“The Best In The World” CM Punk vs. Dean Ambrose w/The Shield
Punk and Ambrose lockup with Punk getting Amrbose in a side headlock and then a wristlock transitioned into a hammerlock. Punk slams Ambrose into the turnbuckles and then he twists the arm of Amrbrose before hitting him with a shoulder block for a nearfall. Punk puts Amrbose in a hammerlock again but Amrbose fights out of it and into a side headlock of his own. Punk shoves Amrbose away but Ambrose answers with a shoulder block. Amrbose hits the ropes but eats an armdrag from Punk. Punk puts Ambrose in an armbar. Punk slams his knee down across Ambrose’s arm and then puts the boots to his knee. Punk hits an Armbreaker on Ambrose and covers him for another nearfall. Punk puts Ambrose in an armbar again but this time Ambrose hits a big shot to the ribs to break the hold. Ambrose slams Punk into the turnbuckles and then rakes his face across the top rope. Ambrose whips Punk into the ropes and goes for a backdrop but Punk kicks him and then hits another armbreaker and takes him down to the mat with a Hammerlock. Punk rolls Ambrose over and gets a nearfall while holding onto the Hammerlock as well. Ambrose fights up to his feet but then Punk attempts to whip Ambrose into the corner, but Ambrose reverses it and charges at Punk. Punk gets his feet up and then springs to the top and dives off with a Flying Cross Body but he lands right into a Gutbuster from Ambrose! 1…2…NO Punk kicks out! Ambrose puts the boots to Punk and then hits a Muta Elbow Drop for a nearfall. Ambrose headbutts Punk and then connects with a series of strikes. Ambrose chokes Punk in the ropes but walks into a kick from Punk but Ambrose comes right back with a knee. Ambrose slams Punk into the corner and hits a Running Shoulder Block to the ribs. Ambrose puts Punk in a chinlock and then slams him to the mat and gets another nearfall. Ambrose puts Punk in a chinlock but Punk fights it off only to get tossed into the corner again. Ambrose hits another shoulder block and then he whips Punk into the opposite corner. Ambrose hits yet another shoulder block to Punk in the corner. He whips Punk into the opposite corner and again goes for a shoulder block, but Punk moves out of the way and then goes for the GTS! Ambrose quickly escapes and rolls out of the ring! Ambrose tries to get back in the ring but Punk knocks him down and then hits a Suicide Dive through the ropes onto Ambrose on the floor!
Back from the break Ambrose has Punk in a Crossface but Punk fights out of it and breaks it with a series of headbutts. Punk goes for a Back Suplex but Ambrose blocks it and locks Punk in a Rear Naked Choke! Punk rolls over and fights up to his feet and breaks the hold with a Back Suplex! Punk and Ambrose exchange strikes and then Punk whips Ambrose into the ropes and attempts a Back Heel Kick, but Ambrose holds onto the ropes to avoid it. Ambrose taunts Punk and then slaps him repeatedly before hitting a series of knees. Ambrose then goes for a clothesline but Punk counters into a Spinning Neckbreaker! Punk and Ambrose exchange strikes again and then Punk whips Ambrose into the ropes and connects with the Heel Kick followed by an elbow and then a Running Knee Strike and a clothesline. Punk climbs up top and dives off with the Savage Flying Elbow Drop! 1…2…NO Ambrose kicks out! Punk calls for the GTS and attempts it but Ambrose fights out if it and hits a Butterfly Suplex! 1…2…NO Punk kicks out! Ambrose slams Punk into the corner and then lifts him up top. Ambrose climbs up with him and attempts a Butterfly Superplex but Punk fights it and headbutts Ambrose knocking him off the top! Punk dives off the top with a Flying Cross Body but Ambrose rolls through! 1…2…NO Punk kicks out and then quickly gets to his feet and destroys Ambrose with the Roundhouse Kick! 1…2…NO Ambrose kicks out! Punk grabs Ambrose and goes for the GTS again and again Ambrose blocks it and hits a knee to the gut before tossing Punk to the outside. Rollins and Reigns surround Punk on the floor while Ambrose distracts the referee. They never attack him however which irritates Ambrose and he gets in their faces asking them what they’re doing. Rollins reminds him that earlier he said he had this on his own. Ambrose says he’s right and tells them to go to the back and then he tosses Punk back in the ring. Punk rolls Ambrose up, 1…2…NO Ambrose kicks out and then Punk goes for the GTS again! Ambrose counters into an attempt at the Headlock Driver! Punk shoves Ambrose away and connects with the GTS! 1…2…3!
Winner: Punk via pinfall (GTS)
Punk stares down The Shield and then goes after Rollins as he tries to get in the ring but then eats a Spear from Reigns! Rollins and Reigns help Ambrose to the back.
A vignette chronicling the histories of the WWE Title and World Heavyweight Title airs.
Lawler and Booker introduce Mick Foley as the presenter for the Extreme Moment of the Year. Foley gets a cheap pop and applauds Punk and Ambrose for the match they just had. The nominees are The Shield putting Taker through a table, Ryback slamming Cena through the stage, Punk beating Heyman on top of the Hell In A Cell, and the Wyatt Family destroying Kane.
Extreme Moment of the Year: Punk beating Heyman at Hell In A Cell
CM Punk comes out still selling his ribs from the previous match. Punk and his Wolverine sideburns says he feels slightly weird accepting an award while not wearing pants but he appreciates everyone that voted for him and thanks to Heyman for being an extreme target. He says if everyone thinks that was extreme they need to tune into TLC and see what he’s going to do to The Shield.
The Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) vs. The Wyatt Family (Luke Harper & Erick Rowan) w/Bray Wyatt
Rowan and Jey go at it as the bell rings. Rowan blocks a Sunset Flip attempt and then tosses Uso into the corner only to eat an elbow. Uso dropkicks him off the apron and then knocks Harper off the apron as well. Jimmy tags in and then dives off the top with a Plancha onto Harper while Jey dives over the top with a Plancha of his own onto Rowan!
Back from the break Harper has Jey in a headlock and then he headbutts him and shoves him into the ropes and connects with an elbow. Harper covers him for a nearfall and then tags Rowan into the match. Rowan scoop slams Jey and then and hits him with a Sliding Dropkick to the back. Rowan tosses Jey into the ropes and then catches him and tosses him with a Fall Away Slam! Rowan whips Jey into the heel corner and then nails him with a forearm. Rowan goes for a Splash but Jey moves out of the way and then gets the hot tag to his brother as Harper tags in as well. Jimmy hits a series of clotheslines to Harper and then a series of kicks to he and Rowan. Jimmy hits a Samoan Drop followed by a Running Hip Attack! 1…2…NO Harper kicks out! Harper comes back with a Hot Shot on Jimmy and then he hangs Jimmy up in the ropes and slaps him repeatedly! Harper goes for a Running Forearm but Jey frees his brother and eats the forearm himself. Jimmy rolls him up for a nearfall and then connects with a Superkick! Jimmy climbs up top and dives off with a Splash! 1…2…NO Rowan breaks it up! Rowan then charges after Jey but Jey sidesteps him and he goes flying over the top! Rowan pulls Jey off the apron slamming him into the announce table but as he turns around he eats a Superkick from Jimmy! Jimmy turns around and is absolutely decapitated by a Lariat from Harper! 1…2…3!
Winner: Wyatt Family via pinfall (Lariat)
Booker T and Lawler introduce Bret Hart as the presenter for the Match of the Year. Hart says there are thousands of matches in the WWE every year and the hardest achievement is to have the best match every night. He says a good match can captivate an audience and change a night but a great match can change history. He says he’s held many honors in his career but Match of the Year has always been something he cherished. The nominees are Punk vs. Taker from Mania, Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. The Shield from Battleground, HHH vs. Lesnar from Extreme Rules, and Rock vs. Cena from Mania. Can someone please explain to me how that lame ass HHH-Lesnar match but not Punk-Lesnar was on this list?!
Match of the Year: John Cena vs. The Rock (WrestleMania)
Cena comes out to accept the Slammy and gets the reaction you would expect these days. Half of them love him, the others can’t stand him. Cena says he can’t even hear himself speak over the crowd and then says Mania was a great match on a great night with one of his greatest opponents ever. He says he knows there are some that may disagree with this choice but he thanks those that voted for it and it’s a match and memory he will never forget and since they voted it looks like a lot of the fans feel the same way.
Natalya Neidhart vs. Tamina Snuka w/AJ Lee
This is a match between second generation stars here. Tamina attacks Natalya and then starts beating on her on the mat dropping knees on her. Tamina whips Natalya into the ropes and connects with a back elbow. Tamina puts the boots to Natalya and then whips her into the corner. Tamina hits a running knee followed by a Running Hip Attack. Tamina whips Natalya hard into the corner and then lights her up with a chop. Tamina goes for a Splash but Natalya moves and then hits a Spinning Clothesline. AJ distracts her which allows Tamina to grab Natalya from behind. Tamina picks her up but as she does Natalya’s feet connect with AJ! Tamina drops Natalya to see what happened to AJ and Natalya takes her down and locks in the Sharpshooter! Tamina taps!
Winner: Natalya via submission (Sharpshooter)
The Authority comes down to the ring.
A slew of former World Champions are standing in the ring. I even spot Christian in there. Big Show, Rey Mysterio, Mark Henry, Great Khali, Booker T, Bret Hart, Kane, HHH, HBK, ADR, Miz, Dolph, Punk, DB, and Mick Foley are in there too. HHH talks about the champions in the ring and he says all of the champions have etched their place in history that only winning a World Championship can. A huge “Daniel Bryan” chant breaks out which seems to bug HHH. HHH says this ceremony will be an epic moment in time, the ascension of the World Titles. DB laughs at the chants as HHH pauses while they continue to taunt him. Now a massive “YES” chant has broken out. I have a feeling Vince McMahon just broke a laptop over an interns head. HHH finally cracks a joke at DB saying that he has a lot of family here for just one building and says he should have known since they all look like him. Wow, did it really take HHH that long to think up that lame joke?
HHH says at TLC both belts will rise to the ceiling and only one champion will leave and become the champion of champions. Cena and Orton are introduced to the crowd as they come down to the ring. Randal K. Orton aka the cure for insomnia. Cena and Orton hand their belts over as they are hung onto the cable to rise to the ceiling. Orton says he knows better than anyone what Cena is capable of but he also knows what he is not capable of. He talks about Cena claiming he had “ruthless aggression” years ago but he proved that he doesn’t have that when he passed on taking him out last week. Orton says that Cena claimed he had gotten lazy but he says he didn’t get lazy and when you’re that much better than everyone else you get complacent and lack motivation. He says he has all the motivation he needs to beat Cena’s ass hanging in the ring, the titles. The fans mess with him chanting “boring” as Orton does his best to put them to sleep. Orton says he’s the greatest superstar of this or any other generation and points at all the former champions in the ring. He says he took years off of Foley’s life and then points to HBK and says he’s embarrassed him on multiple occasions. He says there wouldn’t even needed to be a Montreal Screwjob if he was facing Hart because he would have left him lying unconscious. Orton says everything that Cena has worked so hard for will come crashing down around him this Sunday.
Cena says he couldn’t help but notice Orton say the word “work” and then he pulls DB over as a huge “YES” chant breaks out again. Cena tells DB to say his name and when he does another huge pop erupts and then he asks him where he’s from and that gets another cheap pop. Cena asks DB if any of his parents were WWE superstars and DB says no and Cena asks him if he’s had to work for everything he got in WWE. A big “YES” chant starts out again and Cena says the reason they cheer him is because he WORKS for what he gets, and a guy like Orton has been GIVEN everything he’s received. Cena says ever since Orton got to the WWE developmental he’s been untouchable and unfireable because of his name and when he came up to the roster he was taken under HHH’s wings and all he does is hide behind HHH and Stephanie and now he has all the balls to say he’s better than the wrestlers in the ring. He says that Orton blames everyone else for his failures and his behavioral issues in and out of the ring and the sad thing is the TLC Match is the biggest in the history of WWE but Orton wants those belts because he’s selfish and thinks he DESERVES it. He says Orton just wants it so he can walk around saying that he’s finally what he was SUPPOSED to be 10 years ago. Cena says every single time he’s held those belts his business card has read “you want some, come get some” and whether the other guys in the ring like him or not they all respect him.
Cena says nobody wanted to give Dolph or Punk chances but he said “let’s do it” and both nod to that. Cena says the only legit title shot DB has ever had was against Cena… and he WON. Cena looks to DB and says when he wins on Sunday he looks forward to a rematch with DB, a FAIR rematch. He says that’s what being a champion is about and last week he didn’t want to take Orton out he just wanted to make a statement that when the chips are down he could be just as brutal as RKO. Cena says he wants to make one more statement because he knows what this match means and it will be physical and brutal and he will be at his best, and he hopes Orton will be too because the last thing anybody will want to deal with is just another Orton excuse. He wishes Orton luck and offers a handshake and Orton laughs and then accepts it. The belts rise to the ceiling and Orton cheap shots Cena! They begin brawling as the other wrestlers separate them.
Orton pie faces Punk and Punk decks him! HHH tosses Punk to the side and gets in Orton’s face and then Punk attacks HHH! HBK hits Punk with Sweet Chin Music! DB lays HBK out with the Knee! Orton goes for the RKO on DB but DB shoves him into Stephanie! HHH freaks out and Pedigrees Orton! Cena and HHH check on Stephanie with Kane. Orton looks up and sees Cena standing with the Authority as yet another “Daniel Bryan” chant breaks out.