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This past week on WWE’s Monday Night RAW, the WWE world heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar returns to televised programming.  In the run-up to his title defense next month versus John Cena at the Royal Rumble, Lesnar destroyed both Cena and Chris Jericho during the show, which was WWE’s attempt to reestablish his dominance.

Read the show recap here:

WWE Monday Night RAW
Location: Detroit, MI
Date: December 15, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and JBL

Chris Jericho is out first to kick off the show tonight in Detroit.

“Welcome to…RAW…is…Jericho,” says Jericho on the mic. He said he is excited to be in Detroit Rock City tonight and can feel the energy. Jericho introduces himself as the special guest General Manager of RAW tonight and he wants to make tonight about the fans. He talks about winning a Slammy Award last week as a result of the fans and thanks them. Jericho mentions that he was unable to accept the award and that Fandango accepted on his behalf. He is demanding as the General Manager of RAW (calling Fandango a series of names and ending with Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”) that Fandango return his award.

Paul Heyman interrupts Jericho introducing himself. He confesses to being a Jericho-holic and how Jericho has the power tonight. Heyman said he finds this ironic and figures the smart thing to do would be to put him in charge of RAW. He admits to having a beef. Heyman can’t believe Jericho won for Extreme Moment of the Year and that if anyone was going to win an “extreme” award – the audience starts an “ECW” chant. Heyman said he is the creator of extreme and Jericho cuts him off calling him a walrus. Jericho admits to getting his first break in ECW, but adds that Heyman ripped him off and he owes him $200. He starts poking and slapping Heyman smiling as Heyman backs off saying it isn’t funny. “I’m not a fighter, I’m an advocate,” says Heyman. He said he isn’t here tonight to advocate for Brock Lesnar. Instead, he wants to address the situation with Seth Rollins. He talks about how Rollins failed in his task last night to prevent John Cena from keeping his No. 1 Contendership status against Lesnar.

Seth Rollins walks out with a mic to interrupt Heyman. “What’s that Paul? Did I hear you say you couldn’t wait to see Seth Rollins later tonight?” Rollins gets in Heyman’s face and Heyman says he is crowding him. Heyman says he isn’t a fighter, he isn’t a sports entertainer and he is simply an advocate. He instead chooses to take a step back. Rollins talks about Heyman being ringside for his match with John Cena last night. He talks about putting Cena through a table and a WWE official raising his hand in victory. Rollins said the victory was taken away from me. He brings up how last month he had the match won for Team Authority and “The Vigilante” Sting got involved. Rollins brings up the interference of Roman Reigns last night at TLC and how Cena can’t beat him on his own. “John Cena needs help to beat Seth Rollins because I’m that good.” He said he is sick of Cena and calls him a coward. Rollins says he is a challenge. “I want to challenge John Cena to a rematch…but not tonight.” Detroit doesn’t like this.  Rollins wants to face Cena when he is good and ready.

John Cena’s music hits and Cena heads to the ring. Cena calls Rollins a kid and tells him to shut up. He said just because Rollins walks out here and gets on a mic doesn’t mean he has a set of testicles in his pants. Cena said Rollins put up a good fight, but he lost. He said Rollins hasn’t learned what it is like to be a man. “A man simply picks himself up, dusts himself off and continues to fight.” Cena said after he beat Rollins, he will face “The Beast” Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. He said he still showed up tonight looking for a fight and he couldn’t help but over hear talk about a rematch. Cena brings up that Rollins said he can’t beat him without help. “You’re right. I need help. I can’t make matches,” said Cena. Cena turns to Jericho. Jericho books Cena vs. Rollins tonight. He announces this match will take place inside a steel cage.

Cena heads to the back and Rollins starts running down Jericho on the mic. He calls Jericho the worst General Manager of all time. Rollins said Jericho is jealous of him. He calls Jericho rusty, out of shape and said he couldn’t even beat the janitor in the back. Rollins said he probably couldn’t even beat Paul Heyman. Jericho disagrees. Rollins brings up that Heyman can’t even wrestle. Jericho thinks he can beat Heyman. Heyman walks up and says he agrees that Jericho can beat Heyman. Jericho confirms he will face Heyman tonight. He asks the fans to vote on the WWE app on what match they will have tonight.

-Commercial Break-

We are back live and we get the match options on the WWE app for Chris Jericho vs. Paul Heyman tonight: Extreme Rules, No Holds Barred or Street Fight.

Big Show and Luke Harper vs. Erick Rowan and WWE Intercontinental champion Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler was introduced last walking out with his newly acquired WWE Intercontinental Championship title around his waist. We start with Ziggler and Big Show. Big Show tosses Ziggler to the corner and Ziggler catches him with some boots. Ziggler with a big dropkick on Big Show and shot to Luke Harper in the corner. Big Show with a big shoulder tackle on Ziggler and then drives him into the barricade on the outside. The referee starts the count. Ziggler rolls back in at 9. We head to a break as Big Show grabs the head of Ziggler.

-Commercial Break-

Back live, Luke Harper has the tag and drops Ziggler with a big slap. Tag to Big Show who drops a standing elbow over the chest of Ziggler. Big Show applies a choke and then headbutts Ziggler in the back of the head. Tag to Harper who catapults Ziggler into the second rope. Harper eats a big boot from Ziggler in the corner. Harper splashes the corner when Ziggler moves. Hot tag to Rowan. Clotheslines by Rowan to Harper. Rowan splashes Harper in the corner and connects with a Full Nelson Slam. Harper catches Rowan with a big elbow to the head and tags in Big Show. Rowan with a big spin kick that drops Big Show. Harper catches Rowan with a kick. Ziggler tosses Harper out and then splashes him over the announce table at ringside. Big Show with a knockout punch to Rowan and gets the win.

Winners: Big Show and Luke Harper

After the match, WWE doctors are attending to Dolph Ziggler. Big Show and Luke Harper are shown smiling and heading to the back. We get a plug that Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel will take place tonight with special guest Rusev.

Backstage, we see Fandango with Rosa Mendes when Chris Jericho walks up. Jericho said he wants his Slammy and will take it back after he deals with Paul Heyman.

-Commercial Break-

Back live, Michael Cole plugs the WWE app. Cole talks with JBL and Jerry Lawler about Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt in a TLC match last night. We go to a highlight video. They plug a confrontation between Ambrose and Wyatt on tomorrow night’s Super Smackdown Live.

Backstage, Renee Young is with New Day. Big E is fired up.

WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella and Brie Bella are out next.

-Commercial Break-

WWE Divas champion Nikki Bella and Brie Bella vs. Natalya and Alicia Fox

We are back and Nikki plants Fox. Tag to Brie as the Bella’s hit a double elbow. Brie gets a headlock on Fox to keep her grounded. Brie with a jumping clothesline on Fox. Brie wrenches back on the head of Fox. Fox drops down into the splits to stun Brie. Tag to Natalya who pulls of a snapmare/dropkick combo on Brie. Natalya tosses Brie into Nikki who falls off the ring apron. Brie with a slap to Natalya. Natalya gets the Sharpshooter. Brie taps.

Winners: Natalya and Alicia Fox

After the match, we see a shot of Tyson Kidd checking on Nikki Bella. Kidd then quickly jumps in the ring and raises the arm of Natalya.

Next: Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel with special guest Rusev.

-Commercial Break-

Roman Reigns returns to the ring on Super Smackdown Live tomorrow night.

Highlight Reel with Rusev

Chris Jericho said the last time he had the Highlight Reel, he predicted The Authority would be taken out of power and he was right. He predicts one of his next guests will wear a tight dress in the colors of red, white or blue. Jericho introduces Rusev and Lana. Lana says before Jericho bores them, she wants to remind everyone that Rusev crushed that “stupid American again” in Jack Swagger. Jericho asks why Lana is always angry. Lana tells him to shut up. Jericho asks why Rusev is always so angry and suggests Rusev show Lana his Sputnik. Lana gets mad and Jericho thinks he struck a nerve. “Little man, big mouth. You talk too much. Maybe I just crush you now,” said Rusev. Jericho said he has a big mouth and at times it gets himself into trouble. He has another idea of who else wants to fight.

Ryback’s music hits and he gets in the ring staring down Rusev. A loud “FEED ME MORE” chant breaks out in Detroit. Rusev and Lana slowly back off and leave the ring. Rusev stands on the ring apron and holds up the WWE United States Championship. Rusev and Lana stare down Ryback as Ryback leads the audience in another “FEED ME MORE” chant.

Highlights of the return of Roman Reigns last night at TLC are shown.

Later Tonight: John Cena vs. Seth Rollins in a Steel Cage match.

-Commercial Break-

A promo featuring The Ascension airs.

The New Day (Xavier Woods and Big E) vs. Goldust and Stardust

Kofi Kington joins Cole, JBL and Lawler on commentary. We start with Woods and Goldust who sweeps Goldust early. Tag to Big E who sends Goldust out. Tag to Stardust who rolls around the ring taunting Big E. Big E catches Stardust coming off the corner and drops him over his knee two times. Big E drops Stardust off the corner and tags in Woods. Woods with a dropkick to the face of Stardust. Tag to Big E who plants Stardust with a scoop slam and tags Woods back in. Big E drops Woods over Stardust. Woods with a hip toss and right hand combo dropping Stardust. Goldust charges in and Woods dumps him out.

-Commercial Break-

Back live, Goldust drops Big E over the top rope, tagging himself in. Goldust with big kicks to Big E and tags in Stardust. Stardust with a few shots and quickly tags Goldust back in who gets a headlock applied to keep Big E grounded. Big E with an elbow and kicks to Goldust and Stardust in the corner. Goldust responds with a big spinebuster on Big E. Tag to Stardust who kicks Big E repeatedly. Crowd in Detroit starts a “CM PUNK” and “NXT” chant. Goldust gets the tag and gets a headlock applied on Big E. Tag to Stardust. Stardust with a few more shots and tag to Goldust. Hot tag to Woods with no response. Woods with a big dropkick to Goldust. Woods with his roll into a clothesline on Goldust. Goldust with his snap powerslam and gets a close two count. Woods catches Goldust with a kick to the head and Goldust falls out of the ring. Stardust charges and Woods dumps him over the top rope. Tag to Big E who drops down and Woods jumps off him to take out Stardust. Woods tosses Goldust back in the ring. Big E eats a shot, tags in Woods, Big E has Goldust up, Woods comes off the corner and connects with the Midnight Hour to get the win.

Winners: The New Day (Xavier Woods and Big E)

-Commercial Break-

Backstage, Renee Young is with The Miz talking about his match with Jimmy Uso tonight. He said Jimmy is risking the career of his wife and the credits will roll on his career.

Backstage, Adam Rose is celebrating with his crew when they walk by Kane. Kane said he doesn’t like his friends or Rose. He said he has a match against him next.

-Commercial Break-

Adam Rose vs. Kane

Rose with elbows and kicks early. Kane dumps Rose over the top rope. Back in the ring, Rose catches Kane with an elbow and clothesline in the corner. Kane levels Rose with a huge big boot. Kane gets Rose ready for a chokeslam when The Bunny jumps in. Kane catches The Bunny and gives both Rose and Bunny a double chokeslam. Kane gets the pin.

Winner: Kane

After the match, Kane grabs The Bunny and gives him a Tombstone Piledriver.

-Commercial Break-

Kane vs. Erick Rowan is announced for WWE Main Event tomorrow on the WWE Network.

Street Fight Match
Chris Jericho vs. Paul Heyman

Before the match, Paul Heyman grabs a mic and said he wants to be his usual humorous self, but he doesn’t find anything funny about this match tonight. Heyman said he can’t believe Jericho is still upset about $200 from years ago, but he gets it. He pulls out a check and wants Jericho to give him a pass tonight. Jericho slaps the check away. “I don’t want $200 Paul. I want to go to the app and see what kind of a match we are gonna have now.” The results reveal 43% of fans picked a Street Fight. Heyman doesn’t understand why Jericho would listen to an app and why…he would pick a fight with Brock Lesnar!

Out walks the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar. Lesnar circles the ring staring down Jericho. Lesnar jumps up on the ring apron and gets in Jericho’s face. Jericho with elbows to Lesnar. Lesnar blocks a Codebreaker and connects with an F5 on Jericho. Lesnar stands over Jericho and Heyman enters the ring. A loud “CENA” chant breaks out. Heyman raises the arm of Lesnar who smiles. Lesnar and Heyman head to the back.

Winner: No Contest

We see a shot of Jericho just starting to recover in pain.

In the ring, we see Rosa Mendes dancing. She points and we see Fandango heading down the ramp. Fandango slides in and he dances with Rosa.

-Commercial Break-

Back live, Fandango grabs a mic and holds up Chris Jericho’s Slammy Award. Fandango said it looks like Raw is Jericho is Raw was Jericho. The music of Roman Reigns hits to interrupt Fandango. Reigns starts walking down through the crowd and jumps in the ring. Reigns with an uppercut and huge spear on Fandango. Reigns grabs a mic.

He goes to talk when Big Show’s music hits to cut him off. Reigns warns Show that if he comes down to the ring he will hit him right in the mouth. Big Show said Reigns made a mistake putting his hands on him. Big Show jumps up on the ring apron and Reigns connects with a big Superman Punch! Big Show walks it off and tosses the steel steps at the ring in frustration. Big Show walks off upset as we see a shot of Reigns smiling.

-Commercial Break-

The Miz w/ Damien Mizdow vs. Jimmy Uso w/ Jey Uso

The bell rings and Miz bails quickly. Jimmy chases down Miz. Back in the ring, Jimmy catches Miz with a quick scoop slam. We see a shot of Naomi watching backstage. Jimmy plants Miz with another big scoop slam. Jimmy with chops to Miz in the corner. Jimmy with a takedown and right hands to Miz. Miz drops Jimmy off the top rope. Miz jumps from the corner and Jimmy catches him with a quick uppercut. Miz drives Jimmy back first into the ring apron and shows frustration with his stunt double. Miz with a front lock into a bridge. Miz kicks Jimmy in the face. Jimmy responds with clotheslines and then clotheslines Miz over the top rope. Jimmy with a big dive over the top rope catching Miz. Jimmy tosses Miz back in the ring, catches him off the top rope with a cross body and gets a two count. Jimmy counters a Figure Four attempt and connects with a Samoan Drop. Mizdow is in and takes a big back bump. Jey with a cheap shot on Miz using a Slammy Award with the referee distracted by Mizdow. Jimmy with a superkick that drops Miz. Jimmy goes up top and connects with a body splash off the top rope on Miz to get the pinfall.

Winner: Jimmy Uso

-Commercial Break-

Backstage, The Miz tells Naomi he is still working to get her a music deal. He invites her to be a guest on Miz TV tomorrow night on Main Event.

Backstage, Renee Young is with Seth Rollins. He isn’t happy about being booked in a Steel Cage match with John Cena tonight 24 hours after his match at TLC. He said no one is safe in WWE right now with no one officially running things. “This place is missing something. We need the guidance and control of The Authority. We need The Authority back in power.”

-Commercial Break-

WWE promotes Hulk Hogan for RAW next week aka Ho-Ho-Hogan.

Steel Cage Match
John Cena vs. Seth Rollins w/ J and J Security

The bell rings and Seth Rollins tries to jump out. John Cena catches up with him and cuts him off. Rollins with a kick to the face. Rollins with a big elbow to Cena in the corner. Cena catapults Rollins to the cage. Rollins starts climbing up and Cena again pulls him down. Cena with a bulldog on Rollins off the top rope to the mat. Both Cena and Rollins try escaping through the cage door. Cena pulls Rollins back in. Rollins with an elbow and Blockbuster from the corner on Cena. Rollins starts climbing up the corner. Rollins drops down and gets Cena on his shoulders. Rollins launches Cena to the other corner with a powerbomb.

-Commercial Break-

Back live, Cena fights back with some big body shots. Cena with two flying shoulder tackles and his twisting powerbomb planting Rollins. Rollins kicks Cena in the face during a Five Knuckle Shuffle attempt. Cena plants Rollins again and this time connects with the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena sends Rollins into the cage and it knocks Joey Mercury off. Cena with an AA on Rollins, covers and Rollins somehow kicks out after two! Jamie Noble is blocking the steel cage door as he is yelling at Rollins to get up. Cena bumps the door open and Noble goes flying into the barricade. Rollins grabs Cena, they fight to the top turnbuckle and Cena sends Rollins face first into the side of the cage. Rollins falls back and Cena connects with his leg drop to the back of the head. Cena starts climbing up the cage when Rollins cuts him off. Rollins is now up and kicks Cena away. Rollins with his flying knee to Cena. Rollins sends Cena face first into the cage. Cena now tosses Rollins into the cage. Both men are down. Cena props open the cage door. Mercury shuts the door in the shoulder of Cena. Mercury is busted open. Cena with an STF on Rollins. Rollins is pulling himself to the door. Noble and Mercury are trying to pull Rollins out. Noble tosses the briefcase in as the referee shuts the cage door. Rollins misses a briefcase shot and Cena levels him with a clothesline. Cena and Rollins exchange shots. Rollins counters an AA and hits Cena with the briefcase. Cena barely kicks out after two. Rollins is climbing. Rollins is over the top when Cena catches up. Cena is holding Rollins and pulls Rollins back in. Cena drags Rollins to his shoulders. Cena with an AA on Rollins off the top turnbuckle! Both men are down.

Brock Lesnar’s music hits. Lesnar walks out (with the WWE World Heavyweight Championship over his shoulder) with Paul Heyman. Noble and Mercury bail. Lesnar walks inside the cage, grabs Cena and hits three German suplexes. We see a shot of Rollins looking on in the corner smiling. Lesnar with an F5 on Cena. Lesnar stares down Rollins who is just getting up. Lesnar points down and offers up Cena. Heyman enters the ring and hands the title back to Lesnar. Heyman extends his hand to Rollins. Rollins shakes Heyman’s hand. Lesnar and Heyman leave the cage. Rollins sits up in the corner laughing. Rollins runs up and connects with the Curb Stomp on Cena. Rollins the briefcase and leaves the cage.

Winner: Seth Rollins

After the match, Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury celebrate with Seth Rollins.


Quick Match Results

Big Show and Luke Harper def. Dolph Ziggler and Erick Rowan
Natalya and Alicia Fox def. Nikki Bella and Brie Bella
Xavier Woods and Big E def. Goldust and Stardust
Kane def. Adam Rose
Chris Jericho vs. Paul Heyman in a Street Fight ended in a no contest
Jimmy Uso def. The Miz
Seth Rollins def. John Cena in a Steel Cage match

Source: http://www.wrestleview.com