Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, December 10th, 2012 (USA Network)
Location: The Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Results by Ken Hill
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
-WWE has announced that The Slammy Awards return on next week's show.
-Opening video package.
-Dolph Ziggler kicks off the show, standing on a ladder in the ring, and saying that he is on top of the world. He is here to discuss 6 and 15. 6 being the days until TLC< and 15 being the days until Christmas. He says Cena has failed to win after being handed things on a silver platter, but Santa (aka Vince) has forced Ziggler to put his MITB on the line against Cena in a ladder match. But this will not be a Merry Christmas, because he will be the coal in Cena's stocking, and he will beat Cena at the PPV. And then he will cash in the MITB on Big Show, and go on to be the greatest World Champion of all time.
Sheamus makes his way out to the ring. Ziggler asks Sheamus if he can help him, and Sheamus says Ziggler is finally taller than everyone. Sheamus then says Ziggler will have to cash in on him, because he will beat Big Show to win back the title. But Ziggler actually has to beat John Cena to make that happen, and Sheamus doesn't see that happening. Sheamus says down the line he will be facing Cena for the title.
And now the Big Show heads out and says blah blah blah boring over and over again. He says Sheamus and Ziggler are delusional, and would like to come to the ring and punch out Sheamus. But he cannot due to the agreement they signed. So he will wait until TLC. As for Ziggler, he says he can try and cash in, but he will knock him out as well. Sheamus says Show should have Christmas spirit, and says it is because he tosses Rodriguez into his chestnuts. Sheamus is tired of talking, but he cannot touch Show, due to the no contact agreement. BUT, that doesn't mean he cannot have contact with someone else, and pushes over the ladder, sending Ziggler to the floor. That had to suck.
-Vince McMahon walks.
-John Cena faces Big Show tonight.
-Kofi and Cesaro are out for commentary.
-Vince McMahon power struts out. Vince puts over the main event for tonight of Show vs. Cena. And now he brings out Vickie Guerrero. Vince tells her to take a bow, and then says that two main events are better than one, so what is the other one? Vince suggests Sheamus wrestling, and after Vickie stumbles to think of someone, Vince whispers Dolph Ziggler to her, which she yells out. Vince then says they need monumental third main event, and Vickie says she has a good one. AJ in a handicap match. Vince says AJ against…Vickie Guerrero.
Wade Barrett vs. R Truth
And here we go. Boot by Barrett to begin, and then tosses Truth to the floor. Barrett talks trash to Kofi and then slams Truth to the post. Back into the ring they go and Barrett covers for 1. Elbow drops by Barrett, and another cover for 2. Barrett chokes out Truth in the ropes as Kofi and Cesaro argue. Truth with a roll up out of nowhere for the win.
OFFICIAL RESULT: R Truth @ 2:03 via pin
-Truth and Cesaro argue after the match, and Kofi hits the ring and hits a cross body on Barrett. Kofi and Truth celebrate.
-Four way elimination tag match coming up next, The Prime Time Players vs. The Usos vs. The Rhodes Scholars vs. Epico and Primo.
-AJ is backstage, and excited about her match with Vickie. Aksana asks if John Cena knows, and she says she has to tell him. She then tells Kaitlyn, who says Cena is in the locker room. AJ goes to see him and walks on in and hugs him. She tells him about the match, and is all excited. Cena takes her from the locker room and looks mortified.
Elimination Tag Match: The Prime Time Players (Young and O'Neil) vs. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) vs. The Rhodes Scholars (Sandow and Rhodes) vs. Epico and Primo
The winners face Rey and Sin Cara at the TLC PPV in a tables match to crown the #1 contenders for the tag team titles. Epico and Jimmy to begin, atomic drop by Jimmy and then tags in Jey. Double back elbow to Epico and a cover gets 2. Epico counters a suplex, tags in to Primo and works over Jey. To the corner, tag to Epico and a slingshot elbow connects for 2. Tag back to Primo, dropkick to Jey, and a cover gets 2. Primo with the chinlock, Jey to his feet, escapes, off the ropes and a clothesline by Primo. He chokes out Jey, and then gets the Russian leg sweep and a cover for 2. Off the ropes, superkick by Jey. Tag to Jimmy, splash off the top and Epico and Primo have been eliminated. O'Neil is in now…
We are back from the commercial as Jey works a side headlock on Cody. During the break the Usos eliminated The Prime Time Players. Sucks to be them. Jimmy and Sandow in now, boot to the gut by Sandow, but Jimmy back with an uppercut. Splash off the ropes and a cover for 2. Jey tags in and sends Sandow to the corner, but charges in and eats a boot. Sandow lays the boots to him, and then chokes him out. Tag to Cody, rights and boots follow from him. We get a "Cody's Mustache" chant. Tag to Sandow, Russian leg sweep connects and then the elbow with the fancy name and a cover gets 2. Tag back to Cody, boots to the gut and then to the corner. Jey counters the bulldog, and then tags in Jimmy. Clotheslines to Cody, sidekick and then a Samoan Drop. To the corner. Samoan clambake connects. A cover gets 2 as Sandow makes the save. Sandow to the floor, pulls Jey out as well. Jimmy up top, Sandow distracts him, Cody up top, head butted off to the mat, top rope splash eats the knees. Cross Rhodes, and that is all.
OFFICIAL RESULT: The Rhodes Scholars @ 11:00 via pin
-The Rhodes Scholars face Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara in a tables match at TLC, with a shot at the tag team title son the line.
Non-Title Match: Eve © vs. Alicia Fox
Boot to the gut by Eve to begin, side headlock follows and then takes Fox to the mat. Fox works to her... (Continues on next page)