Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, November 19th, 2012 (USA Network)
Location: The Wright State University Nutter Center in Dayton, OH
Results by Ken Hill
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
-The Impact-esque recap of Survivor Series with the voice in the background. It shows The Big Show and Punk both retaining under controversial circumstances.
-We start off with a BANG! as Ryback storms his way down to the ring. Ryback waists no time in accusing Punk of employing the three NXT men to take food out of a starving man's mouth. He demands they come out, or he will tear the place apart, and I don't doubt he could. Vickie is out, and says that won't happen. She likes his destructive habits, and hopes he enjoys snacking on this...and out comes Tensai!
Ryback v. Tensai
Ryback with a big knockdown, but Tensai comes back, splashing him in the corner. Ryback, however, shrugs it off, knocking Tensai down with a Thesz press and slamming his head into the mat. Meathook misses, and Tensai hits the chokebomb and senton that doesn't even get a 1 count, as Ryback is right back up, clotheslining him over the rope to the floor. He drives Tensai into the ring post and shoves him into the ring, lining him up for the Meathook. It connects, and the Shell-Shock comes soon after, this time without fail on the 350-pounder. Three count.
-We go to the back and see Sheamus downright bitching the ref out that made the three count in his World Title match with Big Show, followed by Kofi Kingston and Wade Barrett WALKING to the ring for their match following Barrett pinning the IC Champion last night at Survivor Series. That match is NEXT!
Non-Title Match: IC Champion Kofi Kingston v. Wade Barrett
I see Barrett's brought back the rose jacket, nice touch. We see a post-match video from last night, where Barrett has designs on taking the IC Championship from Kingston. Lock up with Barrett hitting a shoulder block, Kofi floats over twice and hits a dropkick for two. Barrett with a few rights and takes Kofi to the corner for more punches, but Kofi rebounds with a corner press and a uppercut for two. Barrett reverses a whip into a front chancery and an elbow to the neck. He takes Kofi to the corner for more punches to the midsection. Kofi fights out briefly, but Barrett comes back with a snapmare, a kick, then a neckbreaker for two. Barrett hooks him up in the ropes for his signature boot, hits it, and Kofi falls to the floor as we go to break...
We're back as Barrett has Kofi grounded, and we see why as he hit a big boot on Kingston during the break. Kofi tries to fight out, but Barrett knocks him down again. He ties Kofi in the ropes, and hits another boot. Barrett comes out on the floor and hammers Kofi face-first into the steps. Back in the ring, a shot to Kofi's ribs gets a near fall for Barrett. Shots to Kofi's face and midsection gets another near fall. Modified camel clutch by Barrett. Kofi struggles out with rights and kicks. Winds of Change countered into a roll-up for two. Kick by Kofi sends Barrett to the outside. Barrett comes back, and Kofi fires up with some punches. Kofi lays Barrett out for the Boom Drop, but the eye Barrett attacked bothers him and Barrett counters into the Winds of Change for a near fall. Kofi comes back with a slingshot kick and cross body off the top for a near fall. SOS gets another near fall. Barrett stops Kofi, raking his bad eye across the ropes and then nails the Bullhammer elbow for the three count, pinning the IC Champion.
Winner: Wade Barrett
-We recap the situation with the NXT stars, Brad Maddox, and how it all seems to revolve around Punk's recent "lucky streak" as champion. We then see Maddox's story again, from his explanation to his "dream" match with Ryback ending up with him going away in an ambulance.
-Heyman backstage, gushing about how great the celebration of Punk's year as WWE Champion will be. Punk comes out of his locker room, seeming a little paranoid. Heyman starts in on big tonight will be. Matt Striker (apparently now with plain-as-day porn-stache) interrupts, question Punk's possible involvement with Rollins, Ambrose, Reigns, as well as the situation with Ryback. Punk starts in on him, but Heyman wards him off, suggesting that Striker just sit back and celebrate like everyone should tonight, because everyone's invited, even Ryback, which has Punk's eyebrows raised in alarm as he wants to talk to Paul.
Aksana v. Kaitlyn
Aksana looks like she wants no part of Kaitlyn and leaves, only to sneak in a clothesline when Kaitlyn tries to get her back in the ring. Aksana works and wrenches the arm of Kaitlyn. Arm lock by Aksana on Kaitlyn, who's then thrown into the corner turnbuckle. Kaitlyn counters a charge with an elbow. Hair pull takedowns by Kaitlyn, then a shoulder knockdown. Face-first slam, then the gutbuster finishes off Aksana for three.
-We hear about the "2 out of 3 falls" match between Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio scheduled for later tonight.
-Advert of the "The Soup meets WWE", which does look pretty funny.
-R-Truth out to scout the next match, apparently sans Little Jimmy.
Non-Title Match: US Champion Antonio Cesaro v. Brodus Clay
Brodus takes it to Cesaro early with a corner splash, but Cesaro fights back with elbows and headbutts. Takedown and a mushroom stomp by Cesaro. Neck vice by Cesaro, but Brodus fights out with a headbutt. Clay knocks him down, but misses a Vader bomb. Second-rope uppercut, then a BIG Neutralizer by Cesaro polishes off Clay. Truth looks on stunned as the US Champ picks up the three count and stares him down.
Winner: Antonio Cesaro
-Adverts of a dying Make-A-Wish patient meeting with John Cena, and Cena achieving the "300 Wishes" award. Say what you will about the man's wrestling, he's got a heart as big as his arms.
-Vickie Guerrero talking backstage with... (Continues on next page)