Location: North Charleston, SC
Date: December 7th 2012 ( Taped: December 4th)
Commentators: Josh Matthews & John Bradshaw Layfield
Previously on WWE Television . . . The Shield made their presence known on MizTV. They took out their aggression on Daniel Bryan and Kane before Ryback decided to get involved and tried to feed on the new guys. Ryback attacked CM Punk with a ladder, a chair, and a table. What is next for Ryback and CM Punk?
As a result of what happened on Monday night, CM Punk suffered a knee injury and the match has been removed from the TLC pay per view. Ryback will join forces with Daniel Bryan and Kane to face Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins in a Table, Ladders, and Chairs match.
This week, Smackdown is in North Charleston, South Carolina and your announcers are John ‘Can we say Pearl Harbored today’ Layfield and Josh ‘Contract Signings Rule’ Mathews.
Booker T is in the ring and it is contract signing time. He says that we have watched his career and if he has some business to take care of, he will take care of that business in the middle of the ring. He might take it to the back, to the street, or to a supermarket. He says that he knows what it is like to be in a highly contested feud as a wrestler. It is his job to give us an entertaining show every week.
Booker says that it is now personal for Sheamus and Big Show and it gets physical. Tonight, he has a drastic decision to make. Booker wants us to see why he has to make this decision and we go to the footage from last month when Sheamus attacked Big Show in the garage. Then we had the chair shots from Survivor Series with the Baskin Robbins beatdown.
In nine days, Big Show and Sheamus will go one on one in a Chairs Match for the World Title at TLC. He is afraid that the match will not happen because one of these men is going to do something. Booker says that Sheamus and Big Show will sign a No Contact Clause between now and the pay per view.
It would not be enough to have this done in the back, so he is going to bring both men to the ring to make it official.
Big Show comes out first and then he is followed to the ring by Sheamus.
Booker tells Sheamus that if he wants to disobey his No Contact Clause, he can go ahead but he will lose his title shot at TLC. Booker tells Big Show that he shouldn’t be smiling because even with his ‘Iron Clad’ Contract, if he wants to disobey the No Contact Clause, he will be stripped of the World Title.
They sit at the official contract signing table and Sheamus is going to sign first, but he tells Show that since it is the holiday season. Having to wait nine more days to kick Show’s arse is like having to wait nine days until Christmas. He realized that it was worth it to wait because he will be able to beat up Show with a steel chair. Sheamus says that he will get the ultimate present, the World Championship. Sheamus signs.
Booker gives Show the contract and Show tells Sheamus that Christmas has come early for Sheamus. This contract is to make sure that Sheamus makes it to TLC in one piece. He tells Sheamus to be careful what he waits for . . . fella. Show reminds Sheamus that he got up after all of those chair shots at Survivor Series. What will happen when the giant swings the chair and hits Sheamus . . . fella? He only has to hit Sheamus once. Show tells Sheamus he should ask Booker to get out of this match.
Show tells Sheamus that he is too stupid to want to get out of this match. Sheamus will not be the same after this match. He tells Sheamus he could end his career.
Show says that he thinks things through while Sheamus is vinegar and fire and he wants to fight all the time.
Sheamus tells Show that he came into the WWE to fight. He says that the last two matches they had were the fights of Show’s career. He tells Show that he is shaking because he knows that he won’t be able to get another match out of him. He will end Show’s career at TLC.
Show pushes the table onto Sheamus and then he signs the contract and holds it up so Sheamus does not violate the contract. Sheamus dances a little and Booker warns Sheamus.
Booker tells Sheamus that if he wants to take out his frustrations on someone, he has someone to do it against. Sheamus will face Alberto Del Rio.
Booker tells Show that he should stop laughing because he will be facing the man who beat him in the ring in forty-five seconds . . . Daniel Bryan.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Big Show versus Daniel Bryan
Bryan with a kick to the leg as he tries to avoid Show’s reach advantage. Show with a head butt and then he connects with a forearm to the back. Show with a chop across the chest. Bryan with more kicks but Show with a forearm. Show misses the Shhhhh chop and Bryan with kicks and punches but Show with a knee to the midsection.
Show slams Bryan and then connects with a head butt. Show with another head butt. Show is able to give the Shhhh chop and Bryan goes to the mat. Bryan with chops that have no effect so Bryan decides to kicks Show. Show punches Bryan and sends him into the turnbuckles. Show with a running butt splash into the corner but Bryan with a drop kick to the knees and Show goes to the floor.
Bryan with a pescado onto Show and Show tries to catch him but Bryan avoids Show. Bryan with kicks and then he sends Show into the ring post. Bryan goes off the apron and he leaps into a chop.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Show with an elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Show with an elbow to the arm and then he puts his entire body weight on Bryan’s arm. Show with another elbow to the arm. Bryan punches Show but they have no effect. Show stands on Bryan’s arm and the referee warns Show.
Show wraps the arm in the rope. Bryan with kicks to Show but Show with a forearm that sends Bryan back to the mat. Show with a head butt and then he sends Bryan to the mat with an arm wringer. Show kicks Bryan and then he sends Bryan into the corner. Show runs into boots from Bryan followed by a knee to the head from the turnbuckles. Bryan with two drop kicks into the corner and Bryan with kicks of NO. Bryan sets for the roundhouse kick but Show blocks it and he goes for the choke slam but Bryan counters with a DDT and gets a near fall.
Bryan with a round kick to the head and Bryan goes to the apron and turnbuckles.
The Shield make their way down the aisle and Show recovers and grabs Bryan on the turnbuckles and hits a choke slam for the three count.
Winner: Big Show
After the match, The Shield goes over the ringside barrier and Big Show leaves the ring.
Reigns, Rollins, and Ambrose surround Bryan and they start to kick Bryan. Kane’s pyro goes off and Kane takes his time getting to the ring so Reigns, Rollins, and Ambrose get in a few kicks on Bryan. Kane fights off the members of The Shield individually but when it becomes three on one again, The Shield gain control. They take the attack to the floor. They rearrange the announce table for the Triple Spike Power Bomb on Kane through the table.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Damien Sandow is in the ring. He demands his music to be silenced because he is about to speak. As our intellectual savior, he tried to raise the cerebral bar in the WWE for far to long. This attempt has proven to be a fruitless endeavor. He is going to give one of the people in the crowd the opportunity to be his apprentice. Who is worthy of such an esteemed position? He tells the ignoramuses to be silent as he makes his selection.
Damien has chosen a candidate and he wants everyone in the crowd to test themselves because the next time it might be them.
Damien tells his candidate that he has the opportunity to be his apprentice. Damien tells him to stand back and then reminds him that he has to answer three questions.
The first question is what is five plus five and the candidate is correct.
The second question is Who is the current president and he is correct. Damien tells the candidate to put his hands by his side when the candidate wants to get a high five. Sandow tells him that his hands are very sweaty.
The third question is What 17th century genre of art emanating from the Netherlands focused on still life painting depicting mortality and transience. The candidate did not know that it was Vanitas.
Damien tells the candidate that he has disgraced himself and the beard on his face is a disgrace to faces.
Damien tells everyone “You’re Welcome”.
Miz comes to the ring and Sandow wonders why he is coming to the ring.
Damien wonders if he can help Miz. Miz has a question for Damien. He wants to know which 21st Century WWE superstar wears his daddy’s bathrobe and gets his trunks from Victoria’s Secret. The answer is Damien Sandow.
Miz tells Damien ‘You’re Welcome” and leaves the ring.
Josh brings up Dolph Ziggler who was in a tag match with Big Show against John Cena and Sheamus and Cena pinned Ziggler to win the match.
Then Ziggler got his match against John Cena at TLC. Then the stakes were increased to put Dolph’s Money in the Bank briefcase on the line.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Brodus Clay (with Funkettes) and The Usos versus Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre
Jey and Slater start things off and they lock up. Slater with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Jey with a leaping clothesline to Slater followed by an uppercut. Jimmy tags in and he hits a diving head butt and gets a near fall. Slater runs Jimmy into the corner and Drew tags in and he punches and kicks Jimmy. Drew sends Jimmy into the turnbuckles.
Jimmy sends Drew into the turnbuckles but Drew with boots to Jimmy and he tries to draw Clay into the ring. Clay tags in and he punches Drew after getting in the ring. Drew knocks Mahal and Slater off the apron and then he hits a splash into the corner followed by the Sheeeeplex. Clay tags in Jey and goes up top.
Mahal and Slater pull Clay off the apron. Jimmy takes care of Mahal. Jey is distracted by Slater and Drew crotches Jey on the top turnbuckle. Drew hits the Future Shock DDT and gets the three count.
Winners: Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre
We are back and Matt Striker is with Wade Barrett in the locker room. Wade tells Matt that Randy does not have to be worried about the Shield. He needs to worry about Wade Barrett. It was a year ago that he sent Randy down some stairs. He will finish him off tonight. Randy will have to worry about the Bullhammer.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston has joined Josh and John at the announce table.
Do you remember what happened last week when Randy Orton kept Brad Maddox from realizing his dream of being a WWE Superstar. Then the Shield attacked Orton after the match.
Match Number Three: Randy Orton versus Wade Barrett
They lock up and Orton with a side head lock. Orton with a shoulder tackle. They lock up again and Barrett with a waist lock and Orton with a standing switch. Barrett backs Orton into the corner and Barrett with a few elbows and punches. Barrett with an Irish whip into the corner but you don’t do that to Randy Orton and Orton with a clothesline out of the corner. Orton with a head butt.
Orton with an Irish whip but Orton runs into a boot and Barrett with a kick to the midsection. Barrett punches Orton and then he tries for a knee drop but Orton moves out of the way. Orton sends Barrett through the ropes to the floor and they fight in front of the announce table. Barrett and Orton try to send the other into the ring steps and Orton succeeds.
Orton sends Barrett into the ringside barrier and then he sends Wade back into the ring. Barrett rolls through the ring and Orton follows. Barrett with a kick and elbow to the back of the neack. Barrett with an Irish whip that sends Orton into the steps.
They return to the ring but Orton with a few kicks and he sets for the IEDDT but Barrett gets back into he ring and he sends Orton to the apron with a back body drop. Barrett with a back heel kick that sends Orton to the floor.
Barrett has something to say to Kofi as we go to commercial.
We are back and Barrett with a reverse chin lock. Orton with a European uppercut but Barrett with a boot to the chest and he gets a near fall. Wade chokes Orton in the ropes. Orton with punches but Barrett with a boot to the chest that sends Orton to the floor. Barrett points to Kofi and signals that he will give him the Bullhammer before he goes after Orton on the floor. Barrett runs Orton’s back into the apron and then he sends Orton back into the ring.
Barrett gets a near fall. Barrett with a knee drop to Orton’s upper chest and then he kicks Orton in the head. Barrett goes to the turnbuckles but he misses an elbow drop. Orton with two clotheslines and then Barrett misses a clothesline and Orton with a power slam. Barrett rolls to the apron and then he sets for the IEDDT and he hits it.
Orton looks around for the proper place to twist to the mat for the RKO push ups. Orton tries for the RKO but Barrett holds on to the ropes. Barrett tries to remove the turnbuckle pad but Kofi gets on the apron to distract Barrett. Barrett turns around into an RKO and Randy gets the three count.
Winner: Randy Orton (with an assist from Kofi Kingston)
Josh reminds us of CM Punk’s knee surgery.
We see Great Khali and Natalya walking in the back. They stop to pick up Khali’s tag team partner, Hornswoggle. We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Great Khali and Hornswoggle (with Natalya) versus Epico and Primo (with Rosa Mendes)
Khali and Primo start things off. Primo avoids Khali and he punches Khali followed by a drop kick but Khali with a punch to the top of the head. Khali sends Primo into the turnbuckle ena he connects with a chop to the chest and Primo bounces around the ring in pain. Rosa gets on the apron and she yells at Khali. Rosa leaves the apron and shimmies on the floor but then she falls over Hornswoggle, right in front of Epico. Rosa chases after Hornswoggle but Natalya with a clothesline and punches to Rosa.
They fight on the floor while Khali waits to chop Primo again and Primo shows the pain of the hold. Khali with an Irish whip and he misses a boot into the corner and Khali falls over the top rope to the floor. Primo grabs Hornswoggle while Natalya checks on Khali.
Epico tags in and they push Hornswoggle around even though Khali is still the legal man int eh ring. Hornswoggle hsows that he has a short temper and he Ultimate Warriors the ropes and goes through Epico and Primo’s legs. When they turn around they are met with a double clothesline from Khali. Khali with chops to Epico and Primo. Hornswoggle tags in and he hits the Frog Splash on Epico for the three count.
Winners: Hornswoggle and Great Khali
After the match, The New Oddities celebrate in the ring.
We go to the Raw Rebound, featuring the lie detector test and its aftermath.
Josh reads the statement from Vince McMahon about TLC.
We go to a video feature on The Shield. The introduce themselves and they say that they know injustice. CM Punk, the champion for more than a year, was disrespected with a lie detector test by the Miz. Welcome to consequences. Randy Orton took advantage of a young, defenseless Brad Maddox. Welcome to payback. They shield the WWE from injustice. Team Hell No . . . nobody says no to The Shield. Ryback has been handed success on a silver platter. He has been put on a pedestal, but they have knocked him off the pedestal. They welcome Ryback back to reality.
They do not work for anyone. They do not work for Paul Heyman or CM Punk. They work for each other. They welcome everyone to the Shield of Justice. Bring ladders, tables, and chairs to TLC. They will bring the sword.
We go to commercial.
Antonio Cesaro is in the ring and he is dressed to talk to the citizens of the United States of Antonio. He says that he has learned so much about America. He has learned that America is weak. America used to be a super power. There was a thing called an American Dream where anyone can achieve anything.
He says that no one will amount to anything. He says that they used to pursue the American Dream. Now they look like the American Dream and we hear Dusty’s music and his photo is placed on the TitanTron.
He says that no one knows the meaning of sacrifice and hard work. He loses faith in this country. Their children and grandchildren will be more pathetic.
R Truth interrupts the United States Champion and he makes his way onto the stage. Truth wants to know ‘What’s Up’. Truth tells Cesaro that he does not need a new purse or a Ricola. Cesaro needs a dose of the truth. He realizes that Cesaro is not from around here. Around here, the truth will set you free.
When he looks across America, he sees a bunch of good, hard working people rising up in the face of hard times. He sees people busting their butts to make ends meet. He sees people looking trouble in the eyes and when the time is right, they will kick trouble in its Little Jimmy. Truth tells Cesaro that it sounds like he is picking a fight with America. Truth says that if you pick a fight with America, America fights back.
Cesaro tells everyone to shut up because the United States Champion is talking. He tells Truth that he is everything that is wrong with America. He talks trash and he cannot back it up. He calls Truth delusional and it has nothing to having an imaginary friend. It has everything to do with him trying to take his United States Championship and he will fail miserably.
Truth gets to the ring and he wants to know if that is the truth. Truth tells Cesaro that when you kick his dog, he is going to kick his cat.
Truth takes Cesaro down and Antonio goes to the floor with his Swiss Satchell. Truth puts the title belt in the center of the ring for Cesaro to get it back. Truth does a split and we go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Alberto Del Rio (with Ricardo Rodriguez) versus Sheamus
They lock up and Del Rio backs Sheamus into the corner and Sheamus with a side head lock and take down. Sheamus punches Del Rio and kicks him to the floor. Ricardo checks on Del Rio on the ramp and Del Rio returns to the ring. Sheamus sends Del Rio into the turnbuckles and punches him. Del Rio with a knee and punch.
Del Rio with a savate kick in the corner and then he hits a running boot to the head. Del Rio chokes Sheamus with his boot and the referee warns him. Del Rio runs into boots from Sheamus and Sheamus with a neck breaker for a near fall. Sheamus with a kick and knees to the chest. Del Rio with a kick to the back and Del Rio wraps Sheamus’ arm in the ropes.
Sheamus with a knee and punch. Del Rio with a kick to Sheamus but Sheamus with a back elbow and Del Rio goes to the floor. Sheamus goes after Del Rio and he slams Del Rio’s head into the announce table. Ricardo backs off from trying to help Del Rio. Sheamus sends Del Rio back into the ropes and Sheamus with a shoulder. Sheamus sets to suplex Del Rio to the floor but Del Rio blocks it and he drops Sheamus on the top rope. Del Rio with a baseball slide to the knees and Sheamus goes to the floor.
Big Show makes his way onto the stage to watch his TLC opponent.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio with an arm bar. Sheamus with a knee to the midsection but Del Rio with a back heel kick. Del Rio with a boot to the back of the head. Del Rio with a slam to Sheamus and then Del Rio with a moonsault for a near fall. Del Rio with a suplex and he gets a near fall.
Del Rio with a chin lock and then he turns it into an arm bar. Sheamus with a head butt and punch to the midsection. Sheamus puts Del Rio on the turnbuckles but Del Rio applies a cross arm breaker while in the ropes. Del Rio releases the hold. Del Rio goes up top but Sheamus with a double sledge when Del Rio comes down. Both men are down while we see the view from the stage.
Del Rio with a punch but Sheamus with a forearm. They go back and forth with punches and kicks. Sheamus with two double sledges and then he hits a shoulder in the corner followed by a running knee lift. Del Rio tries for a splash in the ropes but Sheamus moves. Sheamus with the crossfaces on the apron and then he suplexes Del Rio back into the ring.
Sheamus goes up top for a shoulder tackle and he connects. Sheamus gets a two count. Sheamus sets for the uranage back breaker but Del Rio with a lungblower for a near fall. Del Rio signals for the cross arm breaker but Sheamus is able to counter. He gets Del Rio on his shoulders but Del Rio escapes.
Sheamus misses the Brogue Kick and Del Rio with a step up enzuigiri and he gets a near fall. Del Rio with a kick to the back and he goes to the turnbuckles for a moonsault but Sheamus moves. Del Rio lands on his feet but Sheamus with the uranage back breaker. Sheamus applies the Cloverleaf and Del Rio tries to get out of the hold, but he has to tap out.
After the match, Show makes his way to the ring and he applauds Sheamus’ performance against Del Rio. Show enters the ring and he puts the title belt in the ropes. Show wants Sheamus to hit him. Sheamus thinks about it but he does not want to give up his title match. Show grabs Ricardo and throws him into Big Show’s nether region.
We go to credits.