On tonight’s special edition of Monday Night RAW, the WWE handed out their annual Slammy Awards. The WWE Universe was allowed to vote “live” for some of the winners, and Roman Reigns was the big winner of the night, winning the “Superstar of the Year” Slammy Award. Other winners include Sting (Moment of the Year), the Uso Brothers (Tag Team of the Year), AJ Lee (Divas of the Year), and Dean Ambrose (Breakout Star of the Year).
Here is a full recap of the show, along with the Slammy Award winners:
WWE Monday Night RAW
Location: Greenville, SC
Date: December 8, 2014
Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and JBL
A video of The Big Show turning on Team Cena at Survivor Series is shown. Tonight, he’ll face John Cena in the main event of the evening.
Michael Cole and JBL welcome us to the 2014 Slammy Awards. Lilian Garcia then introduces Jerry “The King” Lawler to the stage. Lawler goes to the podium and thanks the crowd for the great reception. Lawler is stopped by chants of “Jerry.” Lawler then asks the fans to help him welcome the host of Monday Night RAW and the 2014 Slammy Awards, Seth Green, to the stage. Green makes his way to the stage to a decent reception. Green says, “Oh my goodness,” and gets a nice pop for that. Green says he’s excited to be back hosting Monday Night RAW and the 2014 Slammy Awards. Unlike all of the other phony award shows where the winners are predetermined, this is the fan’s awards show. They can vote tonight on the WWE App. There will also be some great matches.
The Miz’ music hits, and he makes his way out to the stage with Damien Mizdow. Mizdow gets a tremendous reception when he makes his appearance. They’re both dressed in suits with the same ties. Miz says Seth Green is his good friend before wondering why he didn’t visit him in his dressing room. Miz knows that he’s very busy. Miz also knows that he is just drooling at the idea of putting him in one of his next projects. Miz says he’s the A-lister that Seth Green needs. Green says he does see an A-lister, but it’s not Miz – it’s Damien Mizdow! Green says Mizdow is awesome. Miz says Mizdow is not awesome. Mizdow is his stunt double. Speaking of awesome, it’s time to move on to the award named after him: The “This Is Awesome” Moment of the Year. The nominations are Occupy RAW, Billion Dollar Jailbird, Goodbye Authority, and The All-Time Greatest where Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Hulk Hogan shared the ring at WrestleMania XXX.
Michael Cole says you can vote for the winner of that award, as well as all the awards, on the WWE App. The winner of the “This Is Awesome” Award will be named after this next match.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins w/ J&J Security
The bell rings, and Rollins quickly kicks and punches him down. Rollins wrenches the arm and sends him into the ropes, but Ziggler holds on. Ziggler gives him a back body drop to the apron before dropkicking him to the floor.
We come back from the break to see Ziggler pulling himself up on Rollins’ tights. Ziggler punches him before hitting the ropes, but Rollins turns him inside out with a knee to the midsection. Rollins kicks him in the midsection before elbowing and kicks him down for a two count. Rollins applies a chin lock, but Ziggler soon fights up and hits a jawbreaker. Ziggler then sidesteps an avalanche in the corner. Ziggler hits an avalanche before connecting with a neckbreaker. Ziggler gets the crowd going before dropping an elbow for a two count. Ziggler goes for a DDT, but Rollins pushes him off. Rollins goes for a turnbuckle powerbomb, but Ziggler counters with a roll up for a two count. Ziggler ducks a kick and goes for a superkick, but Rollins blocks it. They go through a few awkward punches before Ziggler connects with a DDT for a near fall.
Ziggler blocks a kick and spins him. Ziggler goes for a superkick, but Rollins falls back and rolls to the apron. Ziggler grabs him, but Rollins counters with a slingshot kick. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Ziggler scales the ropes and grabs him. Rollins punches and elbows him before going for a sunset flip powerbomb, but Ziggler counters with a back body drop. Joey Mercury knocks Ziggler off the top rope while Jamie Noble distracts the referee. Rollins then hits the Curb Stomp for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins
Match Rating: * 1/2
“This Is Awesome” Moment of the Year: Sting Debuts
Seth Green says it’s unfortunate that Sting can’t be there tonight, which garners boos from the crowd. Seth Rollins grabs the Slammy Award from Green and is extremely angry. Green stays away from him. Rollins wonders what makes Sting worthy of a Slammy. Is it the fact that he cost him the biggest win of his career? Maybe it’s the fact that Sting is responsible for putting The Authority out of power. Either way, he’s accepting this award on behalf of Sting because he doesn’t deserve it, and he does.
The New Day makes their entrance. Kofi Kingston will face Stardust, next.
Earlier in the night, The Rock won “Insult of the Year,” The Usos won “Tag Team of the Year,” Dean Ambrose won “Breakout Star of the Year,” #RKOOuttaNowhere won “Hashtag of the Year,” and “You Sold Out” won “The Fan Participation Award.”
Kofi Kingston w/ Xavier Woods and Big E vs. Stardust w/ Goldust
The bell rings, and they circle the ring. They lock up, and Stardust wrenches the arm. Kingston comes back with a wrench of his own, but Stardust elbows him in the face. Stardust bounces him in the corner, but Kingston comes back with some punches and kicks. Stardust reverses a whip to the corner, but he’s able to duck a springboard cross-body block from Kingston. Stardust then lays him out with a springboard elbow. Stardust hisses at the crowd before stomping Kingston a few times. Stardust stretches him on the ropes and rakes the face. Kingston comes back with some elbows, but Stardust comes back with one of his own before applying a chin lock. The crowd is doing some “New Day” chants. Kingston tries to fight up, but Stardust slams him down. Kingston then takes him out with a head-scissor takeover.
Stardust runs into some boots before Kingston hits him with a pair of chops and a dropkick. Kingston hits a leaping clothesline before connecting with the Boom Drop. Kingston catches him with a pair of running knees in the corner before hitting a cross-body block for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Kofi Kingston
Match Rating: *
The New Day taunts Gold and Stardust as they celebrate in the ring. The New Day gets the crowd doing some light “New Day” chants.
Lilian Garcia introduces John Laurinaitis to present the “Surprise Return of the Year” Award. Laurinaitis is wearing a yellow bow tie. Laurinaitis says before he introduces the Slammy nominees for “Surprise Return of the Year,” he wants to address the big elephant in the room. When is People Power going to return? Laurinaitis says with The Authority gone, it’s time to bring back Big Johnny. The nominees for “Surprise Return of the Year” are Hulk Hogan, Batista, The Rock, and The Ultimate Warrior.
Michael Cole explains how to download the WWE App for those that are not technologically savvy. The winner of the “Surprise Return of the Year” will be announced after the break.
Surprise Return of the Year Award: The Ultimate Warrior
The Ultimate Warrior’s music plays, and some photos of him throughout his career are shown.
Seth Rollins is shaking hands with Jamie Noble and Joey Mercury. Rollins then laughs, and the camera pans over to show Paul Heyman. Heyman says he’s not dressed up just to meet with Rollins. He’s here because he expects a clean sweep of the Slammy’s for his client, Brock Lesnar. Heyman says he and his client were talking about Rollins’ match against John Cena at WWE TLC. Rollins cuts him off when he says, “If you get by…” Rollins says when he gets by John Cena this Sunday at WWE TLC, he’ll lose his opportunity to face Heyman’s client. Then what? Is Rollins the next in line to face The Beast? Rollins holds up the Money in the Bank briefcase and says that it guarantees him the opportunity to face Heyman’s client anytime he sees fit. When he does decide to cash in on Brock Lesnar, neither he nor Heyman will see it coming.
Heyman says he does see the merits of Rollins’ argument, but he wants to retort. His client, Brock Lesnar, is the reigning, defending, undisputed WWE Heavyweight Champion of the World to the point where he might as well be the champion for life. That does not prevent Rollins from being the future of WWE. He knew Rollins was the future of WWE when he Curb Stomped Brock Lesnar. Heyman didn’t appreciate that nor did Lesnar, but it firmly told him that Rollins is the future. Brock Lesnar is not who prevents the WWE Universe from recognizing Rollins as the future. John Cena is standing in his way. If Rollins wants to be recognized as the future, then he needs to make sure this Sunday that John Cena is firmly entrenched in the past. Heyman then walks off.
Charlotte, the NXT Women’s Champion, makes her way to the ring for her Monday Night RAW debut. Charlotte’s family is seen clapping for her at ringside. A highlight video is shown of Charlotte in NXT. She’ll face Natalya, next.
Charlotte will face Sasha Banks with the NXT Women’s Championship on the line. Sami Zayn will also face Adrian Neville for the NXT Championship.
NXT women’s champion Charlotte vs. Natalya w/ Tyson Kidd in a non-title match
The bell rings, and Charlotte bounces off the ropes before doing a “Woo!” in Natalya’s face. Tyson Kidd gets on the apron, and Natalya turns around. Charlotte then attacks her from behind and drives some knees into her. Charlotte stomps her before the referee backs her up. Charlotte hits some shoulder blocks in the corner before putting her in the corner and running into an elbow. Charlotte runs into a second elbow, and Natalya jumps on her back with a sleeper hold. Charlotte gets out with a backpack stunner for a near fall. Charlotte punches away at her before picking her up by the hair. Natalya slaps her. Charlotte blocks a kick, and they shove faces before Natalya takes her down. Natalya applies a death-lock, but Charlotte grabs the neck and applies a chin lock. Natalya fights up and hits the ropes, but Charlotte takes her down with a chop. Charlotte knees her before chopping her down again. The crowd does the “Woo” chant every time she hits a chop. Charlotte drops a knee for a two count. Natalya goes for a Sharpshooter, but Charlotte rolls through for a Figure Four Leglock. Natalya catches her with an inside cradle before it can be applied for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Natalya
Match Rating: * 1/2
Tyson Kidd jumps in front of Natalya as she celebrates and tries to hog the glory. Charlotte looks on seething in anger.
Santino Marella is introduced to give out the “OMG!” Shocking Moment of the Year Award. Santino says it is fantastic to see everyone here tonight. The shocking moment of the year happened for him backstage when he noticed Luke Harper taking a shower. Santino says he doesn’t stand around watching men take showers. He watches the Divas take showers. Santino says he doesn’t actually do that because he’s not a creep or a pervert. The nominees for the “OMG!” Shocking Moment of the Year Award are Seth Sells Out, Bella Betrayal, The Whole World in His Hands, and The Streak Is Conquered.
The winner will be announced after voting on the WWE App concludes, next.
John Cena will face The Big Show in tonight’s main event.
“OMG!” Shocking Moment of the Year: The Streak Is Conquered
Paul Heyman comes out to Brock Lesnar’s music. Heyman takes the Slammy Award, and Santino Marella scurries off. Heyman says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am the one behind the one in twenty-one and one. I earned that distinction when The Undertaker’s undefeated streak at WrestleMania was conquered by my client, Brock Lesnar.” Heyman walks off.
Bray Wyatt talks about his TLC match against Dean Ambrose
Bray Wyatt makes his way to the ring as the arena is illuminated in cell phone lights. Wyatt says he’ll never forget the first moment he saw her. She was sitting in that rocking chair underneath the cypress tree. That was her chair. A replay is shown of Dean Ambrose destroying the chair last week on RAW. Wyatt says Dean Ambrose destroyed a piece of him that night. Ambrose took something that did not belong to him. Ambrose took something from him that can never be replaced. Wyatt decided he should take something from him. A replay is shown of Wyatt ambushing Ambrose on Smackdown before giving him a chair guillotine. Wyatt asks if that shocks or frightens the crowd. Wyatt says no one here knows who they are dealing with. He is a monster. He is fear incarnate, and he despises each and every one in the crowd. To him, they are merely moths drawn in by his flame. Wyatt warns them to be careful because if they get too close to him, he will burn them. This Sunday at the TLC PPV, all of them will bear witness to his fire as he stands on top of that ladder victorious. He will look down at Ambrose’s mangled body, and none of the people will shed a tear. He will not allow them to cry for him because he deserves everything that he’s got coming to him. The end is near. Wyatt says, “Tables, ladders, and chairs” a few times before he’s interrupted by the sound of a siren.
An ambulance with fog filling the back of the truck backs into the darkened arena. Dean Ambrose then comes out of the back of it in a neck brace. Ambrose’s music plays, and he pulls a table out from the back of the ambulance. Ambrose throws it onto the stage before taking out a ladder and some chairs from the ambulance. Ambrose gets on the stage and pulls the neck brace off. Ambrose rubs his neck before carrying the ladder and chairs down to the ring. Ambrose throws the chair at Wyatt before hitting him in the midsection with the ladder. Ambrose throws a chair into the ring, and the leg of it clunks Wyatt on the head. Wyatt holds his head in pain as Ambrose sets a table up in the ring. Wyatt quickly rolls out of the ring. Ambrose invites him to come back to the ring before lying on the table. Wyatt jumps up to the apron, and Ambrose throws a chair at him to knock him back to the floor.
Ambrose tells him to take a good look at the ambulance. The only way Wyatt will leave TLC this Sunday is in the back of one of those. When it’s tables, ladders, and chairs, Wyatt will know exactly who he’s in the ring with this Sunday. Ambrose will become the monster, and he’s going to eat Wyatt alive! Ambrose’s music plays as Wyatt backs up the ramp laughing.
Seth Green is at the podium, and he says what just happened was pretty awesome. Green says it’s time to return the favor and introduce the man who introduced him earlier in the night. Here to present the Diva of the Year Slammy Award, Jerry “The King” Lawler. Lawler tells Green to stick around for this. Lawler says this is his favorite award of the night. These four remarkable Divas have gone above and beyond to dazzle us inside and outside the ring this year. Only one of them can be awarded the title of Diva of the Year. Lawler says it really is good to be the King. The nominees for Diva of the Year are Brie Bella, Paige, AJ Lee, and Nikki Bella.
The winner will be announced after the commercial break.
Diva of the Year Award: AJ Lee
Jerry Lawler says that he’s the real winner no matter what. It’s only fitting that the Queen of the Ring gets a hug from the King of the Ring. Lawler rooted for a four-way tie. AJ Lee comes out to the stage, as The Bella Twins and Paige look angry backstage. Titus O’Neil was randomly backstage with them. AJ awkwardly hugs Lawler before he walks off. A “CM Punk” chant breaks out. AJ says she promised the crowd three years ago that she would redefine what it means to be a Diva. She is proud to say that she has done that. You can be a nerd and a tomboy and still be the longest reigning Divas Champion of all-time. She hopes that Bailey, Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Emma, or Paige will win this award next year. Any of them can be next in line to the throne, but she’s not done being the queen. This Sunday, she’ll take back what’s hers and become the four-time Divas Champion. AJ then skips off backstage.
Renee Young is backstage with John Cena. She says he’ll be facing Seth Rollins in a Tables Match this Sunday, but tonight he has to face The Big Show. Cena says last week, the WWE Network was shocked when Vince McMahon told Stone Cold Steve Austin that all the WWE superstars need to step up. He knows that Seth Rollins probably took offense to that. Cena knows that Rollins will bring more fight this Sunday than he ever has. Before he gets there, he needs to face a giant who thinks that he stepped up at Survivor Series, but all he did was show who he really is. The Big Show is and will always be The Authority’s puppet. He’ll do anything to get them back as well as make sure he doesn’t make it to Sunday. Cena says he’s in one of the most unpredictable matches this Sunday: a Tables Match. This is where Rollins will step up. Rollins doesn’t have to pin him, which is good for Rollins because without Big Show, he can’t pin him. Rollins doesn’t have to make his submit, which is good because he’s not man enough to make him tap out. If Rollins finds a way to put him through a table this Sunday, not only is his number one contendership gone, but also Seth Rollins steps up, and he’ll have to think about stepping down. He wants to be champion, and champions win big matches. This Sunday, it’s step up or step aside. Cena says he’ll step up by hoisting a 500-pound giant on his back, slamming down, and shaking the great state of South Carolina. This Sunday, everyone will see that he is not done stepping up. If you think his time is done, pack a lunch because it’ll be a long ride. This Sunday, he’ll step up and put that spineless SOB through a table.
Erick Rowan makes his way to the ring. He’ll face Luke Harper, next.
Luke Harper drags a ladder to the ring to signify him being in a Ladder Match against Dolph Ziggler this Sunday with the WWE Intercontinental Championship on the line. Harper sets it up at ringside before getting in the ring.
Erick Rowan vs. WWE Intercontinental champion Luke Harper
The bell rings, and they exchange punches in the corner. Rowan head-butts him in the corner before whipping him to the opposite corner and hitting an avalanche. Rowan hits the ropes, and Harper takes him down with a dropkick for a one count. Harper stomps away at him before doing the gator roll. Harper keeps the chin lock applied, but Rowan powers up and breaks his grip. Rowan punches him before Harper takes him out with a superkick for a two count. Harper goes for a powerbomb, but Rowan counters with a back body drop. Rowan hits a pair of clotheslines before avalanching him in the corner. Rowan hits a full nelson slam for a near fall. Harper kicks him in the head and gets out of the ring. Rowan blocks a punch at ringside and head-butts him. Harper quickly gets away and drives the ladder into his head for the disqualification.
Winner by Disqualification: Erick Rowan
Match Rating: 3/4 *
Harper throws the ladder toward the referee, but it bounces off the ropes. Harper slaps Rowan in the face before having a whip into the steps reversed. Harper jumps over the steps before jumping into a forearm from Rowan. Rowan slams him off the steps before putting him on his shoulders and hitting a sort of GTS on the steps. Rowan throws him into the ring before slapping the steps. Rowan throws the top half of the steel steps into the ring and gets in. Harper grabs him, but Rowan throws him off. Harper then runs into a steel steps shot. Harper rolls out of the ring and retreats up the ramp. Replays are shown of what just happened between them.
Naomi is looking at herself in a mirror backstage when The Usos come up to her holding their Slammy Awards. She hugs them and congratulates them. Jey Uso walks off. Jimmy Uso says this award is the second best thing to happen to him this year. The first is marrying her. Naomi says she heard from The Miz’ agent. Jimmy doesn’t like that. Naomi says she doesn’t care for The Miz, but she had a good conversation with the agent, and he was legit. Jimmy says he was probably full of crap. He says she could have been talking to Damien Mizdow for all she knows. Naomi says she is going for a screen test later this week. Jimmy asks if she’s really going to Hollywood, and she says that she is. Jimmy says if she’s going to Hollywood then he’s going as well. Jimmy doesn’t trust The Miz. Naomi wonders if he trusts her. Jimmy says they’re on their game, and Miz is playing mind games. Naomi says she is on her game as well before walking off.
Adam Rose is introduced to give out the award for the “LOL!” Moment of the Year. Rose comes out with the Rosebuds and The Bunny. The Bunny won the Animal of the Year Award earlier today. Rose says hello to the Rosebuds, and he gets some boos. Rose says this Slammy Party has been smashing. The only thing that could make this better is if he was the host and not just presenting. The crowd is lukewarm to that, and he says they don’t know anything. The nominees are Mr. T Loves His Momma, Wee-L-C, The Stunt Double, and Princess Pudding.
The winner will be announced, next.
Earlier today, Faction of the Year went to The Shield, Rivalry of the Year went to Daniel Bryan vs. The Authority, RAW Guest Star of the Year went to Hugh Jackman, Best Twitter Handle went to @HEELZiggler, and Best Couple of the Year went to Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella.
“LOL!” Moment of the Year: The Stunt Double
Adam Rose and The Bunny struggle over the envelope before Rose announces The Miz and Damien Mizdow as the winners. Damien Mizdow goes to speak, but The Miz pushes him off. The Miz thanks the crowd before saying no one conveys emotion quite like him. He makes them laugh, cry, and angry, but he mostly makes them happy. It’s because he’s an actor. A “We want Mizdow” chant breaks out. Miz says they want Miz now, and they’ll get him. Miz wants to thank someone who doesn’t get the credit they rightly deserve. This is someone who’s truly been there for him from step one: the moneymaker! The Miz thanks the crowd before saying he loves them all. Mizdow mimicked him the whole time.
Rusev and Lana talk about facing Jack Swagger this Sunday
Rusev makes his way to the ring with Lana. He’ll defend the WWE United States Championship against Jack Swagger at WWE TLC. Lana says the real “LOL!” Moment of the Year could be the American economy or President Barack Obama. A “USA” chant breaks out, and she orders the crowd to shut up. Lana says their personal favorite is the Real Americans. That is an “LOL!” moment.
Jack Swagger’s music hits, and he comes out to the stage. Swagger says in this country there is a saying: what goes around comes around. They broke Zeb’s leg, so he’ll snap his ankle. Swagger and Rusev brawl at ringside before Rusev throws him into the barricade. Rusev goes for a kick, but Swagger avoids it. Swagger hits a chop block before body slamming his leg on the barricade! Rusev hobbles at ringside before Swagger applies the Patriot Lock! Rusev screams in pain as referees run down to break Swagger’s grip. Rusev holds his ankle as the referees hold Swagger back. A big “We the people” chant breaks out. Swagger’s music plays as Lana checks on Rusev.
John Cena will face The Big Show in tonight’s main event. Ryback will team with The Usos to face Kane, The Miz, and Damien Mizdow, next.
The New Day will face Gold and Stardust on the WWE TLC Kickoff Show this Sunday.
Seth Green will be on commentary for the next match.
The Usos and Ryback vs. Kane and WWE tag team champions The Miz and Damien Mizdow in a 6-man tag team match
Ryback and Kane will start the match off. They lock up, and Ryback backs him up before Kane knees him in the midsection. Kane uppercuts him a few times before sending him into the ropes. Ryback ducks a clothesline and hits a Thesz Press before slamming his head on the mat a few times. Ryback hits a big splash for a one count. Ryback applies a front face lock, but Kane fights up and clubs out. Kane hits a body slam before sending him into the corner. Kane runs into a boot before Ryback hits a diving shoulder tackle for a two count. Ryback wrenches the arm before Jimmy Uso tags in. Jimmy hits Kane with a chop to the arm before Jey Uso tags in. Jey goes for a sunset flip, but Kane picks him up and uppercuts him down. The Miz tags in, and he stomps away at Jey. Miz hits a headlock takeover as the crowd chants, “We want Mizdow!” Miz hits the ropes and hits a shoulder block. Miz hits the ropes, but Jey leapfrogs him before hitting a hip toss. Mizdow does a pratfall off the apron. Jey does a headlock takeover, and Mizdow mimics being trapped in the hold. Miz backs him to the corner and kicks him down. Miz taunts the crowd, and Mizdow does the same to a better reception. Jey then punches and chops Miz a few times. Jey sets up for a suplex, and Mizdow imitates the punches and kicks before setting himself up for a suplex. Jey hits the suplex, and Mizdow flips himself over. Jey then throws Miz out over the top rope, and Mizdow throws himself over for good measure! Seth Green is seen smiling at ringside.
We come back from the break to see Jey trapped in a chin lock applied by Kane. During the commercial, Ryback had Miz up for a delayed suplex, and Mizdow did a handstand at ringside! The Miz tags in, and he kicks Jey in the midsection before taunting Jimmy. Jey punches Miz, but he comes back with a Reality Check. Miz tries a kip up, but he fails at it. Miz stomps Jey before punching Jimmy off the apron. Jey kicks Miz away, and he tags in Ryback.
Ryback runs in, ducks a clothesline, and hits a shoulder block. Ryback hits a military press slam before hitting a spinebuster, but Kane breaks up the pin. Jey and Jimmy get caught in a Chokeslam attempt, but they get out and superkick Kane out of the ring. Jey then takes Kane out with a running plancha. Jimmy faces off with The Miz, but Miz pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Miz then turns into a meat hook clothesline. Mizdow does a pratfall off the apron as Ryback hits Shell Shocked for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Usos and Ryback
Match Rating: **
Seth Green gets in the ring and tries to raise Ryback’s arm, but it’s too heavy. The Usos then put Seth Green on their shoulders as Green does the “Feed Me More” chant. Green celebrates with The Usos and Ryback.
Highlights of the 1986 Slammy Awards from Baltimore, Maryland are shown.
Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat is introduced to give out the Match of the Year Award. Steamboat receives a great hand from the crowd before saying what a great night this is. Steamboat says the WWE superstars compete in thousands of the matches every year. Many of them are good and some are great. There are only a select few that are worth of Match of the Year. He’s been privileged to be in some Matches of the Year against Ric Flair and Randy Savage. It takes that one special match on that one special night to capture the WWE Universe. These four top the list: Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton vs. Batista at WrestleMania XXX, John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt in a Last Man Standing Match at WWE Payback, Evolution vs. The Shield at WWE Extreme Rules, and Team Cena vs. Team Authority at Survivor Series.
AJ Lee makes her entrance. The Diva of the Year will be in action, next.
Match of the Year Award: Team Cena vs. Team Authority
Dolph Ziggler comes out to accept the award. Ziggler shakes hands with Ricky Steamboat. Ziggler says that moment at Survivor Series is not just one of the coolest things that happened in his life. He feels like he’s going to build on that. The only reason he was in that match is because the crowd has been on his side for years. Sting came out. People’s jobs were on the line, and he did what any WWE superstar would do: he did everything possible to entertain everyone. He accepts the award on behalf of Team Cena, but it belongs to each and every member of the WWE Universe.
AJ Lee vs. Summer Rae
Charles Robinson, my favorite referee of all time, is the official for this match. The bell rings, and Summer pats her on the head. AJ slaps her hand away, and Summer shoves her down before talking some trash. AJ hits a Thesz Press before punching away at her. Summer sends her into the ropes and counters a wheelbarrow bulldog into a face-buster for a two count. Summer sends her into the corner before hitting a spinning heel kick for a two count. Summer chokes her on the ropes before applying a cobra clutch. AJ fights up, but Summer slams her down for a two count. Summer reapplies the chin lock as a “CM Punk” chant breaks out. AJ fights up and counters into the Black Widow for the win.
Winner by Submission: AJ Lee
Match Rating: 1/2 *
Rob Van Dam is introduced to present the Extreme Moment of the Year. RVD soaks in the “RVD” chants before saying if you want to do the Slammy Awards right and give out the Extreme Moment of the Year, there is no one better to give it out than him. This year, the WWE Universe had some epic choices to consider. From a death-defying dive off a steel cage to a human skull being crushed through cement blocks. One of these qualifying lunatics is going to walk out of here with a Slammy Award for Extreme Moment of the Year. The nominees are Brock Lesnar giving sixteen German Suplexes to John Cena, Kane giving Daniel Bryan three Tombstone Piledrivers outside the ring, Chris Jericho hitting Bray Wyatt with a cross-body block off the top of a cage, and Seth Rollins hitting Dean Ambrose with a Curb Stomp through cinder blocks.
The winner will be announced, next.
Extreme Moment of the Year: Chris Jericho
Fandango comes out to accept the award with Rosa Mendes. Fandango takes the Slammy Award as the crowd boos him. Fandango says in his debut match at WrestleMania, he defeated Chris Jericho. Fandango says, “Thanks, Chris, and you will never, ever forget the name Fan-dan-go!” Fandango then walks off with the Slammy Award.
Mick and Noelle Foley (dressed as Santa Claus and an elf) are back to promote some WWE merchandise. This was a really cute segment. Yeah, I said it.
A replay is shown of Big Show knocking out John Cena at Survivor Series. Seth Rollins then pinned Cena to eliminate him from the match.
Renee Young is backstage with the Big Show. She asks if he’ll be able to focus on his match against John Cena knowing that he’ll be facing Erick Rowan in the first ever Steel Stairs Match this Sunday. Big Show laughs before saying for her to insinuate that he would be unfocused in the ring would be a mistake. He is benevolent enough to forgive her mistake, but the WWE Universe isn’t willing to do that. They call him a traitor. He had a chance to take care of himself and his family. He made a mistake. The mistake will now be John Cena stepping into the ring with him tonight. He’ll unleash all that rage and fury on Cena. Cena won’t have to worry about facing Rollins because he’ll knock him off the top step tonight. Erick Rowan is out of his league this Sunday. He’s very focused and very angry. The only mistakes that are happening are John Cena and Erick Rowan stepping into the ring with him.
Earlier today, Double-Cross of the Year went to Seth Rollins turning on The Shield, Animal of the Year went to The Bunny, Best Actor went to The Rock, NXT Superstar of the Year went to Sami Zayn, and Anti-Gravity Moment of the Year went to Seth Rollins diving off the balcony.
The presenter for the Superstar of the Year Award is WWE Hall of Famer, Booker T. Booker T comes out to a nice reception. Booker says this is the most coveted award of the night. These men have been tested and have proven that they are the best in this business. They will do whatever it takes for the WWE Universe. He is proud to name the nominees. They are Brock Lesnar, Dean Ambrose, Daniel Bryan, Roman Reigns, Bray Wyatt, John Cena, and Seth Rollins.
Big Show will face John Cena, next.
Chris Jericho will be the guest host of Monday Night RAW next week.
Superstar of the Year Award: Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns makes his way out to the stage to a good reception. Reigns says this isn’t satellite; this is the real deal. Reigns says it’s not the brass ring, but it’s pretty damn good, and he loves it. It’s a step in the right direction. Speaking of steps and stepping up, he doesn’t care if it’s John Cena, Brock Lesnar, The Rock, Triple H, or Vince McMahon himself, if you’re at the top of the stairs he’s stepping up. You can believe… that.
John Cena makes his way to the ring. The main event is next.
John Cena vs. Big Show
The bell rings, and Big Show hits him with a body shot before head-butting him. Big Show hits a body shot in the corner before sending him into the corner hard. Big Show shushes the crowd, but Cena avoids the chop. Cena punches away at him and goes for a shoulder tackle, but he just bounces off the Big Show. Big Show steps on his midsection before hitting a body slam. Big Show drops an elbow for a near fall. Big Show kicks him before chopping the chest. Big Show sends him into the corner and goes for an avalanche, but Cena moves. Cena then connects with a DDT. Cena pulls himself up and runs into a sidewalk slam for a two count. Big Show kicks him before Cena comes back with some punches. Big Show quickly head-butts and clubs him down. Cena kicks him away and runs into a bear hug. Cena powers out, but Big Show counters with a Chokeslam attempt. Cena counters that with a sleeper hold. Big Show starts to fade away despite the fact that Cena’s arm isn’t even under his jaw. Big Show powers him off.
Cena hits some shoulder blocks, but Big Show doesn’t go down. Cena then hits a back suplex and goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Big Show grabs him by the throat. Cena gets out of the Chokeslam before hitting the AA. Seth Rollins and J&J Security then run down for the disqualification.
Winner by Disqualification: John Cena
Match Rating: *
The crowd boos in frustration as Rollins and J&J Security triple-team Cena. Rollins goes under the ring to grab a ladder while Noble and Mercury grab a table. J&J hold Cena up as Rollins climbs the ladder to give him a Curb Stomp. Dolph Ziggler runs down to make the save. Ziggler pushes the ladder over and fights off Noble and Mercury. Big Show then comes in the ring and hits Ziggler with a Knockout Punch. Big Show then lays out Cena with a Knockout Punch. Erick Rowan runs down until Luke Harper attacks him from behind. They brawl at ringside until Big Show hits Rowan. Big Show and Harper send Rowan headfirst into the steel steps. Big Show then hits a Chokeslam on the bottom half of the steel steps!
Ryback’s music hits, and he runs down to the ring to a great reception. Ryback brawls with Big Show at ringside before sending him into the ring post. Ryback gets into the ring and hits Harper with a meat hook clothesline. Ryback sets the table up and goes to give Harper Shell Shocked, but Kane runs down and hits him with a steel chair. Kane unloads some chair shots on Ryback until he falls out of the ring. Big Show goes to slam Ziggler through the table, but he fights him off with a superkick. Harper then sends Ziggler through the table with a wheelbarrow face-buster. Cena runs in and gives Harper an AA. Rollins then takes Cena out with a Curb Stomp!
J&J Security clear off the commentary table before Cena is thrown over by the table. Rollins says it’s time to make an example of Cena. Rollins and J&J Security then give Cena a triple powerbomb through the commentary table! Rollins talks trash to Cena as replays are shown of what just happened. Rollins stands tall in the ring with J&J Security, Kane, Luke Harper, and Big Show.
Quick Match Results
Seth Rollins def. Dolph Ziggler
Kofi Kingston def. Stardust
Natalya def. Charlotte (non-title)
Erick Rowan def. Luke Harper via DQ (non-title)
The Usos and Ryback def. Kane, The Miz, and Damien Mizdow
AJ Lee def. Summer Rae via Submission
John Cena def. Big Show via DQ
2014 Slammy Award Winners
“This Is Awesome” Moment of the Year: Sting Debuts
Surprise Return of the Year: The Ultimate Warrior
“OMG!” Moment of the Year: The Streak Is Conquered
Diva of the Year: AJ Lee
“LOL!” Moment of the Year: The Stunt Double
Match of the Year: Team Cena vs. Team Authority
Extreme Moment of the Year: Chris Jericho
Superstar of the Year: Roman Reigns
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