WWE RAW 2008 12 15

December 15, 2008 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Announcers: Michael Cole & Jerry “The King” Lawler

DARK MATCH: Travis Tomko defeated Paul Burchill..

DIVAS TAG TEAM MATCH
Kelly Kelly & Melina Perez defeated Beth Phoenix & Jillian Hall, : Santino Marella was more than happy to carry Beth Phoenix’s “Best WWE Diva” Slammy Award trophy. During their entrance, Santino & Beth noticed the “Glamazon in Training” (played by Milena Roucka) in the front row begging for a photo. Santino assumed she wanted a picture with him, but she yelled “not you! her!” Santino took a picture of the two girls and sarcastically tossed the camera back at the “super fan.” Kelly Kelly pinned Jillian Hall in a short match. The entrance was shorter than the match. Beth & Jillian tried a post-match beat down on Kelly, but they were chased away when Kane came down to the ring. Kane backed Kelly into a corner (on her ass) and offered to help her up. Kelly was clearly confused and jumped out of the ring and walked backstage, but Kane followed her up the ramp and through the curtain.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Kane & Kelly Kelly: Kane continued to stalk Kelly backstage until she was trapped in a corner. Kane looked a terrified Kelly in the face and said “we need to talk!”

SINGLES MATCH
Rey Mysterio defeated Deuce (now Sim Snuka) by DQ: Before the match, Deuce acknowledged that he was the son of Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and would like to be known by his real name, Sim Snuka (actually it’s James William Reiher Jr.). Adding to the intrigue, Manu & Cody Rhodes took a seat at ringside to watch a fellow second generation wrestler compete. Rey Mysterio was in control, but got a bit too close to Rhodes & Manu. Rhodes shoved Mysterio, and Manu kneed him in the gut a couple times. The referee threw the match out, and Rey Mysterio wisely retreated – but Mike Knox clobbered Rey from behind!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Kane & Kelly Kelly: Kane said last week Kelly looked him in the eye and said “love is a wonderful thing” (when they presented the Slammy award for “Best Couple). Kane said a lot of people have hurt him and taken advantage of him, asking “are you one of those people?” Kane said if she was she can get up and walk out of the room right now. Kelly stood up but Kane slammed the door shut and said “I knew you felt something!”

BACKSTAGE INTERVIEW / SPILLS INTO THE ARENA
Todd Grisham & Randy Orton + Cody Rhodes & Manu + John Cena: Randy Orton said he challenged Batista to rematch, but he has yet to receive a reply. Orton said Batista was a coward and knows exactly what would happen. Batista showed up and said he had an answer for Orton. Orton slapped Batista and ran away! Batista chased Orton all the way out onto the stage where Cody Rhodes & Manu were waiting. Batista was beaten up by all three second generation guys until World Heavyweight champion John Cena made the save!

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Batista & John Cena + Todd Grisham: John Cena & Batista talked about their mutual hatred for “those three.” Cena said he planned on getting revenge on them for the beating he got a few weeks ago. Todd Grisham came up and said Stephanie McMahon booked the two of them against Randy Orton, Cody Rhodes, and Manu.

SINGLES MATCH
“Hacksaw” Jim Duggan vs. Chris Jericho: Jim Duggan came down for his scheduled match with Chris Jericho, but Jericho walked down in his suit and refused to wrestle because he was the 2008 Superstar of the Year. Jericho said he’s been carrying RAW on his shoulders for twelve months and it was a slap in the face to have to wrestle somebody like Hacksaw. Duggan got that sad puppy dog look on his face. Jericho said he refused to lower himself to perform against a bottom of the barrel wrestler.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Kane & Kelly Kelly: Kane asked Kelly if she wanted to get to know him better, and she said no. Kane asked if there was someone else, and demanded to know who it was. Kane said she was going to tell him if she wanted to or not. They cut to commercial. When the show came back, Kane said “you did the right thing by telling me, Kelly. I have to go now.” Kane opened the door and Kelly begged, “please! just don’t hurt him!” Kane laughed maniacally and said “like you said, love IS a wonderful thing!”

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is starting to feel like an episode of TNA iMPACT. What happened to the wrestling matches?!

WORLD TAG TEAM TITLE MATCH
John Morrison & Mike Mizanin defeated C.M. Punk & Kofi Kingston to retain the World Tag Team titles: WWE Intercontinental champion William Regal & Layla El came out to sit on the stage and scout the number one contender (C.M. Punk). After the match, Kane walked down to the ring and attacked the Miz, giving him a Choke-slam and a Tombstone Pile-driver!!! Has the Miz been screwing around with Kelly Kelly???

ON STAGE (FOOTAGE FROM ARMAGEDDON)
John Bradshaw Layfield: JBL introduced footage of Shawn Michaels from Armageddon. Shawn said the economy has hit everybody hard and he is not immune to it. Shawn said he was in a tough spot, and has heard all the whispers backstage. Shawn said when he came into money he lives the high life. Shawn said the injuries started to build up, and he met his wife, and grew up a little and invested some of his money in the stock market. Shawn said he gave to his friends, family, and charities, but eventually the roof caved in. Shawn said he didn’t know how many years he had left. Shawn said he has a wife, children, and relatives that depend on him – and that is why he took JBL up on his offer. Shawn said he didn’t like JBL, but he is financially responsible and that is what he needs right now. Shawn said he will put his children through college and will not let his brothers and sisters lose his homes. Shawn said he won’t become one of those guys who limp into a high school gym to wrestle. Shawn said he won’t become a wrestling tragedy. Shawn said it wasn’t something he wanted to do, it was something he had to do. JBL took the microphone away from Shawn and put his hand out. Shawn looked at it with tears in his eyes and shook hands with the devil, errr, I mean JBL. —- BACK LIVE ON RAW: JBL grinned as the fans yawns and booed.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Kelly Kelly + Mickie James & Candice Michelle: Mickie James & Candice Michelle checked on Kelly Kelly to see if she was okay. Mickie & Candice asked why Kelly didn’t tell them she was dating the Miz. Kelly said “the Miz? Are you serious?” and took off.

SINGLES MATCH
Dolph Ziggler defeated Santa Clhaas (Charlie Haas as Santa Claus): Dolph Ziggler tooked the microphone away from Lilian Garcia to introduce himself to the fans. “Hi! I’m Dolph Ziggler.” Santa Clhaas came out and handed out presents (probably WWE merchandise) to the fans. Santa Clhaas gave Ziggler a present but he threw it down and told the referee to ring the bell! After Ziggler won the match, he ripped the Santa costume right off of Charlie Haas just to humiliate him.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Cryme Tyme (Shad Gaspard & JTG) & “Hacksaw” Jim Duggan: Cryme Tume approached a depressed Hacksaw Jim Duggan and said “it’s time” and took him away. What the heck?

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Stephanie McMahon & Chris Jericho: Stephanie McMahon said if she asks Chris Jericho to wrestle then she expects him to wrestle. Jericho said he was the 2008 Superstar of the Year and Stephanie needs to show him respect. Stephanie said she was his boss, and if she wanted Jericho to dance then she expects him to dance. Jericho claimed that Batista’s rematch clause has expired because it’s been thirty days (I guess implying he should get yet another title shot himself). Stephanie said the four former World champions will wrestle next week and the winners will compete in a fourway the week after for an opportunity to wrestle John Cena for the World Heavyweight title.

BACKSTAGE SEGMENT
Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes & Manu: Randy Orton said last night (Armageddon) was a failure. Orton said if they weren’t going to be 100% in everything they do then this group, this legacy, is OVER.

MAIN EVENT – HANDICAP MATCH
John Cena & Batista defeated The Legacy (Randy Orton & Cody Rhodes & Manu) by DQ: Late in the match, Randy Orton RKO’d Batista and ordered Rhodes & Manu to assault John Cena! Orton lined up to kick Batista in the head and shoved the referee out of the way – causing the disqualification. Orton punted Batista in the head, and John Cena jumped in the ring to defend the unconcious Batista while Orton and his troops backed out of the ring. The doctors rushed to the ring to check on Batista.