WWE Monday Night RAW
Location: Tulsa, OK
Date: December 1, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and JBL
Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a video package from last week’s show.
– We’re live from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma as the familiar sound goes off. Michael Cole reads a message from the Anonymous RAW General Manager, who is upset. He says WWE needs him. He can’t let the future of WWE rest in the hand of washed-up Superstars. He goes to make announcements but John Cena‘s music interrupts and out he comes.
Cena knocks the GM and says he and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar have one thing in common – they show up once a year. Cena brags about The Authority being gone and mentions Big Show turning at Survivor Series. Cena is interrupted by the ringtone going off over and over. Cena says he’s not letting RAW get turned over to a faceless, nameless computer and shuts the laptop as fans cheer. Seth Rollins‘ music hits and out he comes with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble. Rollins comes to the ring and rips Cena, who is still standing at the podium. Fans chant “you sold out” at Rollins. Rollins says Cena didn’t win anything at Survivor Series. Rollins reminds us he eliminated Cena. Rollins brings up Sting and his name gets a pop. Cena gives credit to Dolph Ziggler. Rollins says everyone should ask if WWE is really better off without The Authority in power and a big “yes!” chant starts. They argue and Cena tells Rollins to ask him nicely to bring The Authority back. Rollins hesitates but does. The ringtone goes off again. Cena taunts Rollins and says it’s up to the fans. Cole announces Rollins vs. Cena in a Tables Match for TLC. If Cena loses, he will no longer be the #1 contender. Rollins attacks from behind and they beat Cena out of the ring. They pull a table out but Ryback comes out to make the save. Kane comes out and beats Ryback down with a steel chair. Erick Rowan makes the save for Ryback but Big Show takes him out. Show takes Rowan out to the steel steps. Dolph Ziggler then comes out. Rollins and The Stooges end up trying to put Cena through a table but he turns it around. Luke Harper runs in next. Cena tries to fight back but Show drops him with a knockout punch. Rollins and The Stooges put Cena through a table as the other heels look on. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and we see Cena, Rowan, Ryback and Ziggler being helped to the back by trainers and referees. During the commercial, the Anonymous GM made Show vs. Rowan plus Harper, Kane and Rollins vs. Cena, Ziggler and Ryback in the main event.
Tag Team Turmoil Match: The Usos vs. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd vs. Stardust and Goldust vs. A New Day vs. Adam Rose and The Bunny
We go to the ring and Lilian Garcia explains the rules for this one. The winning team will face The Miz and Damien Sandow at TLC. Stardust and Goldust make their way out first. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes Kofi Kingston, Big E and Xavier Woods. They do paper, rock, scissors to determine who is out. It’s Kofi Kingston and Big E. Kofi starts out with Stardust.
Kofi hits a dropkick early on before they go back and forth. Kofi with another dropkick. Goldust comes in but gets tossed. Big E comes in and they double team Goldust. Big E with a 2 count. Goldust counters and takes the knee out. Stardust tags back in and works Big E over. Kofi tags back in for a big double team move off the top for the pin. Goldust and Stardust have been eliminated. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd are out next with Natalya. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Cesaro is in control of Kofi. Kidd comes in for some double teaming. Kofi counters and tags in Big E. He runs over Kidd but runs into a kick. Big E with a belly to belly. He runs the ropes and splashes Kidd. Cesaro saves Kidd from The Big Ending. Big E dumps them both to the apron and knocks them off with a double clothesline. Kofi tags in from the top. Stardust and Xavier end up attacking Woods on the floor, distracting Kofi, who gets rolled up from behind. Kofi and Big E are eliminated. The Usos are out next as Kidd starts off with Jey Uso.
Cesaro comes in and hits a big throw but Uso turns it around to a huge reaction from the crowd. Uso goes at it with Kidd and sends him to the floor. Uso doesn’t see Cesaro tag in and turns around to a big suplex. Uso was going to dive out on Kidd but he used Natalya as a shield. Cesaro covers Uso for a 2 count as we go to a commercial.
Back from the break and Cesaro has Uso on the mat. Cesaro dumps Uso again and covers for a 2 count. Kidd and Jimmy Uso get the tag and go at it. Uso hits a big Samoan Drop but Cesaro breaks the pin. Cesaro and Jey get sent to the floor. Natalya tries to help Kidd, apparently distracting Uso and leading to Kidd kicking him in the head. Kidd springboards in but Uso takes him out. Jey tags in and hits a big splash from the top. Cesaro and Kidd are eliminated. Adam Rose and The Bunny are out next with the Rosebuds.
Rose gets rolled up early on for talking to The Bunny. The Bunny ends up tagging himself in and Rose isn’t happy. The Bunny powerbombs Uso from the top for a 2 count. Rose comes back in and argues with The Bunny. He turns around to a big superkick. Uso tags in and hits a big splash for the win and the title shot.
Winners and New #1 Contenders: The Usos
– We see Naomi backstage watching again. The Miz walks up and knocks The Usos. He says she did some good twerking in her music video. He gives her a card and says someone in Hollywood might be interested.
– A limousine pulls up backstage and out comes Vince McMahon. Back to commercial.
– We come back and Seth Green is announced as the host for next week’s Slammys RAW.
– Tom Phillips is backstage with Erick Rowan. Phillips says he’s done some investigating and Rowan has an IQ of 143 and is a winemaker, among other things. Phillips asks Rowan why he’s targeted Big Show. Rowan says because Show is a bully.
Erick Rowan vs. Big Show
Big Show comes out and cuts a promo, admitting to be a bully. He says to send out his next victim Erick Rowan and out he comes. The bell rings and Rowan beats Show down against the ropes and stomps away, quickly kicking Show out of the ring to a pop.
Rowan follows but they come back in and Show takes control. Show beats Rowan around now. Rowan finally fights up and out. He ducks a clothesline and drops Show with one of his own. Rowan with another shot and a splash in the corner. Rowan clotheslines Show over the ropes. Rowan follows with a big chop and a headbutt. Show counters and whips Rowan into the steel steps. Show grabs the steps and slams it into Rowan for the disqualification.
Winner by DQ: Erick Rowan
– After the bell, fans boo Big Show as he smirks and walks away. We go to replays.
– Vince McMahon is backstage when he walks up on two Rosebuds and decides to just keep walking. Renee Young approaches and asks about the current state of WWE but Vince interrupts. He’s happy because of tonight’s live podcast with Steve Austin on the WWE Network. She asks if Vince is thinking about bringing back The Authority. He says that’s in John Cena’s hands. In his hands, Stone Cold. Vince says the interview is going to be fun and walks off.
– Still to come, The Bella Twins vs. AJ Lee and a partner. Fans can vote for Alicia Fox, Naomi or Natalya on the WWE App right now. We go to commercial.
Fandango vs. Jack Swagger
Back from the break and Fandango does his entrance with Rosa Mendes. Jack Swagger’s music hits but he doesn’t show up. It starts again but we go to the back. Zeb Colter is down holding his leg. Swagger runs over and asks who did this. We go back to the ring and Fandango is getting booed as he poses. Lilian Garcia goes to announce the winner by forfeit but Rosa snatches the mic and says his name.
Winner by Forfeit: Fandango
– The music immediately hits as Lana and WWE United States Champion Rusev make their way out. We go to commercial.
– Back from the break and we see last week’s segment with Rusev, Lana and Sgt. Slaughter. Lana and Rusev are in the ring for a promo but fans interrupt her with a USA chant. She plays Rusev up as a victim but brags about his battle royal victory on SmackDown. Rusev says those who have foolishly challenged him have been crushed. For those who don’t listen, like Zeb Colter, have been broken. Lana tell us to stand for a true pledge of allegiance as the Russian flag drops down. She mocks our Pledge for Russia as we see Vladimir Putin on the big screen. Jack Swagger’s music hits and out he comes. Swagger tackles Rusev and unloads.
They go to the floor and Swagger throws Rusev into the barrier. They brawl as officials try to separate them. Swagger leaps and jumps on Rusev on the ramp. Rusev backs up the ramp as Lana comes running with the title. Officials hold Swagger back as Rusev and Lana leave.
– Voting is still open for AJ Lee’s partner against The Bella Twins. Back to commercial.
Damien Sandow vs. Fernando
Back from the break and Los Matadores wait with El Torito. WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz and Damien Sandow are out next. Miz sits down for commentary. We see a video from earlier today where it looks like Sandow may be speaking up finally. Back and forth to start the match.
Sandow ends up getting the win with the Figure Four.
Winner: Damien Sandow
– After the match, Jimmy Uso comes out and drops The Miz with a big slap, payback for the earlier comments towards Naomi. Jimmy tells Miz to stay away from his wife and walks off with Miz looking shocked.
– Still to come, tonight’s six-man main event. We see Bray Wyatt light his lantern backstage. Tulsa, he’s here. We go to commercial.
R-Truth vs. Bray Wyatt
We come back and R-Truth waits in the ring as Bray Wyatt makes his way out. Wyatt dominates early on and beats Truth around.
Wyatt keeps control and yells out asking where Dean Ambrose is. Wyatt whips Truth hard into the corner and smiles. Truth fights back and makes a comeback. He splashes Wyatt in the corner and ducks a clothesline. Truth with the elbow off the ropes. Wyatt dodges the scissors kick and slams Truth. Wyatt takes Truth to the apron and drops him face first into it. Wyatt rolls Truth back under the rope and taunt him. Wyatt doe the spider walk and hits Sister Abigail for the win.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
– After the match, Wyatt goes under the ring and throws chairs inside. He also brings out a ladder as we go to break.
– Back from the break and a spotlight is on the ring. Wyatt sits under a ladder and cuts a promo on Dean Ambrose and their match at TLC. Wyatt says he sees tables, ladders and chairs in his dreams. The crowd chants “oh my” after Wyatt says tables, ladders and chairs each time. The music interrupts and out comes Dean Ambrose to a pop. Ambrose pulls Wyatt to the floor and they brawl at ringside. Wyatt tosses Ambrose hard into the barrier but he bounces back with the big clothesline. Ambrose uses the announce table and beat Wyatt on top of it. Ambrose with headbutts. Ambrose pulls a ladder from under the ring and stand it up as referees run down to stop him. Ambrose climbs up to put Wyatt through the table but Wyatt stumbles away. Ambrose leaps off the announce table instead and nails Wyatt. Wyatt tries to stumble away but Ambrose sends him into the ring post. Referees get in the way as Wyatt heads up the ramp. Ambrose hits the ring and destroys Wyatt’s rocking chair. Wyatt looks on horrified.
– We get replays from earlier and a plug for the WWE App.
The Bella Twins vs. AJ Lee and Naomi
We go to the ring and out comes WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella with her sister Brie Bella. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and out comes AJ Lee. She skips to the announce table and Lawler reveals her opponent – Naomi. Naomi makes her way to the ring.
The bell rings and we hear some faint CM Punk chants. Nikki suplexes Naomi for a pin attempt. Brie comes in and takes over. Brie with a big running uppercut in the corner. Nikki tags back in with a clothesline for a 1 count. More CM Punk chants start as Nikki keeps Naomi down. AJ finally gets the tag and unloads on Nikki. AJ with a splash and a neckbreaker. AJ knocks Brie out of the ring. AJ with a tornado DDT on Nikki but Brie breaks the pin. Naomi dropkicks Nikki but Brie tosses her to the floor. AJ tosses Brie to the floor and hits the Shining Wizard on Nikki. AJ applies the Black Widow for the win.
Winners: AJ Lee and Naomi
– We go to Mick Foley dressed as Santa Claus. His daughter Noelle is his helper. Foley does a WWE Shop segment for the holidays and Cyber Monday.
– Still to come, tonight’s six-man main event. Back to commercial.
– We come back and go to WWE headquarters in Stamford, CT to Paul Heyman. Cole asks about the stipulations for Cena vs. Rollins at TLC. Heyman addresses Cena’s comments from the opening segment where he said Brock Lesnar only shows up once a year. Heyman compares Lesnar’s returns to Christmas and WrestleMania. He says it’s can’t miss, must-see. Heyman says Cena will receive a beating like none other if he can keep his #1 contendership. Heyman says Rollins can’t hide behind The Authority anymore and brings up how he Curb Stomped Lesnar. Heyman no longer accepts Rollins’ previous apology. Heyman brings up how The Undertaker is missing. He brings up Sting and says it would be a retirement match if he faced Lesnar. Heyman says Lesnar will eat through the entire locker room. He says there is an authority in WWE, there is a power and that’s the one with the gold. Heyman says he represents that power and introduces himself. Cena’s music hits and out he comes to the ring for the main event.
John Cena, Ryback and Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins, Luke Harper and Kane
John Cena makes his entrance as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Ryback and Dolph Ziggler make their way out. Seth Rollins is out first with The Stooges. Kane is out next followed by WWE Intercontinental Champion Luke Harper.
Cena start off for his team and want Rollin but Rollins runs his mouth. Harper comes in to start with Cena. Cena strikes first and beat Harper into the corner. Cena with a clothesline and a pin attempt. Cena drops Harper again and pulls Rollins into the ring. Cena with a STF on Rollins but Harper breaks it up. Cena slams Harper again for a 2 count. Ziggler tags in and they double team Harper with a big dropkick. Ziggler with a 2 count. Ziggler with punches and a neckbreaker but it’s blocked. Harper nails Ziggler and in comes Kane. Kane beat Ziggler around but get kicked in the face. Ryback tag in and the crowd pops. Ryback unloads on Kane but Kane cuts him off. Kane misses a clothesline and Ryback hits a Thesz Press. Ryback slams Kane’s head and splashes him for a 1 count. Kane pushes Ryback in the corner and in comes Harper.
Ryback and Harper go at it now. Ryback with a big clothesline for a 2 count. They trade shots in the corner after more back and forth. Ryback blocks a suplex and goes for one of his own but can’t get Harper up. He tries again and holds Harper in the air as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Ryback drops Harper with another suplex for a 2 count. Ziggler tags in and they work Harper over in the corner. Kane tags in and keeps up the attack on Ziggler. Ziggler locks in a sleeper hold. Kane ends up getting out but missing a chokeslam. Ziggler come out of the corner but Kane decks him in mid-air with a right hand. Rollins tags in and works over Ziggler. Harper comes back in with a gator roll. Harper with a double chop to the throat. Harper drops Ziggler again for a 2 count. Kane comes back in to keep Ziggler down. Cena and Rollins finally come in and go at it. Harper runs in and Cena takes him out. Kane comes in and Cena grabs him. Ryback assists with a double suplex. Mercury and Noble get a cheap shot on Cena as the referee was dealing with Ryback. Rollins with a 2 count. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Kane is in control of Cena with a 2 count. Cena finally hits a dropkick but Harper tags in and slams Cena on his face for a 2 count. Cena goes to tag but Harper drops him with a big kick for a 2 count. Rollins tags in and mocks Cena before hitting a right hand off the top. Cena goes for a tag again but Rollins clotheslines him. Rollins stomps away on Cena now. Rollins with a headlock. Rollins goes down and fans chant “feed me more” for the tag. Ziggler gets tagged instead. Ziggler unloads on Harper and knocks Kane off the apron. Ziggler with a neckbreaker on Harper and a big elbow drop. Ziggler counters and hits the Fame-asser for a 2 count as Rollins breaks it up. Ryback beats on Rollins but Kane makes the save. Cena leaps off the top and takes out everybody else out in the middle of the ring. Cena goes to AA Kane but it’s blocked. Kane kicks Cena out of the ring. Ryback slams Kane. Rollins with a flying knee to the face of Ryback. Ziggler with a tornado DDT on Rollins. Harper catches Ziggler with a big sideslam for a 2 count.
More back and forth and Ziggler gets the win out of nowhere.
Winners: John Cena, Ryback and Dolph Ziggler
– As soon as the bell hits, Harper attacks Ziggler. All six Superstars start brawling in the ring now. Fans chant for tables. Big Show comes out to boos. He drops Ziggler, Ryback and Cena with headbutts and a punch for Cena. Kane and Show double team Ryback now. Erick Rowan comes down with steel steps and decks Harper on the ramp. He nails Kane at ringside. Ziggler throws Rollins face first into the steps as Rowan holds them. Rowan brings the steps in the ring. Show grabs him and Ryback for a double chokeslam but Ziggler makes the save with a superkick. Ryback hits Show with a Meathook clothesline. Cena nails the AA on Show to a big pop. Cena, Ziggler and Ryback whip Show into the steps as Rowan holds them. Rowan, Cena, Ziggler and Ryback stand tall as Cena’s music hits. Cole says Erick Rowan has arrived. Rowan stands over Big Show as the others continue their celebration. We see Steve Austin backstage getting ready for his podcast with Vince McMahon as RAW goes off the air.