Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, December 19th, 2011 (USA Network)
Location: The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA
Results by Tony Acero
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
We begin with a Drum Roll and CM Punk introducing us! He claims that on behalf of the WWE VP, he is proud to announce the results of TLC! First up, in the Triple Threat TLC match, was the winner...Del Rio? The Miz? Or was it the BEST wrestler in the world? And the winner was....his entrance music hits and out comes Punk!!!
So, much to the chagrin of ol clown shoes himself, and despite the fact that there were bodies, tables, ladders and Ricardo Rodriguez's, CM Punk managed to retain HIS WWE Title. He wants to bring up another match from last night. The United States Championship match. Who was the winner of said match? The lights go out and the drum roll returns. Was it Mr. Ziggles, or was it...Zack Ryder?! And the winner was...Zack Ryder!! His music hits and out ocmes the NNEEEWWWW WWE United States Champion!!!
Punk now wants to save the biggest for last. Last night, there was a chairs match between two heavyweight monsters for the WORLD Heavyweight Championship? So who won this contest? Was it...Mark Henry? Was it...The Big Show? Well, it was The Big Show...but then the unthinkable happened...Daniel Bryan!! The music of the new World Heavyweight Champion hits and out he comes.
The Internet is a happy place right now.
Punk feels if there's any city that would appreciate this scene right here, it would be Philly. We get an ECW chant. Punks says this really trips him out because who ever would have thought that Punk and Bryan who met 10 years ago at the Murphy Rec Center would be standing in a WWE ring as the WWE and World Heavyweight Champion? And of course, taking nothing away from Zack Ryder. WOO WOO WOO. Punk calls this crazy! Punk says tonight, this isn't about Punk, it's about Bryan and Ryder. They started at the bottom and worked their way up. They eat and sleep wrestling. He has watched them break their backs for us and we have brought them up to this level. he has nothing to say anymore, he wants to hear from the NEW champions.
Ryder can't believe it. He called his dad to confirm it and his dad replied, "WOO WOO WOO! You know it!" Bryan with the microphone. The belt looks good on him. Punk says that people never expected him to be the WWE Champion, but people never even expected him to be here. Cole says stuff, it's not important. He says he is here and he's a champion. The Miz is at the top of the ramp...here comes Dolph Ziggler, Alberto Del Rio. All three men are heading their way down the ramp with super angry faces. The circle (triangle?) the ring. Dolph goes first but Ryder sends him out. Same goes for Miz and Del Rio! The heels talk amongst themselves on the outside and Ryder says F this and hops over the ropes onto Ziggler! Del Rio and Miz send Ryder to the steps then run up the ramp. Punk and Bryan follow and here comes Johnny Ace to break it up. He says he gave everyone an opportunity and while some were successful and some were not, and being the creative man that he is, he has decided on tonight's main event. The Miz, Dolph and Del Rio vs. Bryan, Ryder and CM Punk. This, apparently, is his Christmas present to us.
Match 1: Randy Orton vs. Wade Barrett
Barrett starts with a kick then drops an elbow. Barrett is hard on the offense as he stomps Orton in the corner. Wade with a whip to the corner but Orton ihts a clothesline then a few uppercuts. Orton with the elvetated fists. The crowd counts along to 6 but Wade pulls Orton's leg out from him, knockin him on the trurnbuckle. Orton with a dropkick then a pin for 1...2..NOP! Orton rubs the shin against Wade's forehead and Wade slips out of the ring. Orton follows and tries to toss him in the ring, but Barrett with a mule kick. Barrett sets up for a suplex but instead sends ribs first into the barricade. Wade rolls back into the ring to break the count.
We come back with Orton running right into Wade's boot in the corner. Wade gets Orton onto the ropes then big boots him out of the ring. Wade goes outside and shoves Orton kidney first into the apron then tosses him back in the ring for a cover. 1...2..NO! Wade from behind with a cravat but orton tries to fight out of it. Orton goes for a hit, but Wade goes for the mule kick again, but Orton reverses that! Sends him to the ropes! Scoop slam! Orton goes for the rope assisted DDT but Barrett reverses and sets up for WaSTELAND. oorton floats out and kicks then sets up the DDT and hits it this time! Wade goes for a thumb to the eye like last month, but the ref catches it and calls for the DQ.
Winner: Randy Orton via DQ (**1/2)
Wade clotheslines Orton and starts with the rights. Wade with a Side Slam, which Barrett now calls the Winds of Change, according to Cole. Wade goes out of the ring and grabs a table! Orton tries to get up so Wade just big boots his ass. haha. Wade sets the table up and picks up Orton for the Wasteland. Wade hits it onto Orton!
We get a few pics from the Triple H and Kevin Nash match.
The Slam of the Week is when Kelly slapped Beth which, I guess, has re-motivated her? At least, that's what they allude to.
Match 2: Alicia Fox vs. Beth Phoenix
Lockup to start and Beth works the left arm. Alicia uses a high leg to break the hold then hits some kicks obly for Beth to hit a nice sidewalk slam to Alicia. Beth with a suplex, using the ropes but Alicia bounces over and botches a move before making up for it and hitting a reverse DDT then an ugly ass leg drop for the 1...2...3!!
Winner: Alicia Fox (1/2*)
Alicia gets on the mic and wishes us all a FOXY holiday. Alrighty then.
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