Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, December 16th, 2013 (USA Network)
Location: The American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX
Results by Jeff Johnson
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to Monday Night Raw. Tonight, we will see the aftermath of the TLC pay-per-view, and find out who walked out of the show as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
We open up Raw with the entire roster on the stage. Triple H and Stephanie Mcmahon are in the ring. Stephanie welcomes everyone to Monday Night Raw. She wants everyone to pay their respects to the new champion. HHH says its a dawning of a new era. Last night, they crowned a new champion of champions. HHH announces the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Randy Orton.
Orton comes out and poses on top of the stage with both titles, right in front of Daniel Bryan and John Cena. Orton makes his way to the ring. Orton says the universe had no faith in him, and thought he wouldn’t win the match last night. He says he proved everyone wrong, and won the match. He says he stood in the ring with 20 former champions, and nobody has accomplished what he did. He tells everyone on the stage that he is better than all of them. He says he is the most powerful person in the ring, and he is the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Cena cuts him off and calls him an idiot. Cena gives everyone the cliff notes of what Orton was gonna tell them. Cena congratulates Orton, and says he earned it. Cena reminds Orton that the championship makes it where he has to put up, or shut up. He tells Orton to put up or shut up tonight. Orton says Cena will not get a rematch tonight. Cena says he wasn’t talking about him. The crowd erupts in a YES chant. Cena wants to be the champ, but he promised someone a shot if he were to win it. Cena says tonight, Orton should face Daniel Bryan for the title. Orton says he doesn’t care what everyone thinks. Cena says he may not, but he cares about the championship. Tonight should be him against Daniel Bryan or the championship. Cena says Orton is scared. Orton disagrees, and says he doesn’t have to listen to them or the fans. Orton says he doesn’t have to listen to anybody. Stephanie cuts him off and says “except us.” Orton talks more as HHH and Steph talk quietly in the ring. The crowd with more YES chants. HHH says he agrees with Orton, and Bryan doesn’t deserve a title match right now. Stephanie says however, the universe did vote Bryan as superstar of the year. HHH says they listen to the WWE universe. HHH wants Orton to silence the critics. Tonight, Randy Orton will go one on one with Daniel Bryan for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Back on Raw, The Brotherhood Cody Rhodes and Goldust are in the ring. The WWE Universe has chosen that Rey Mysterio and The Big Show will team up against them.
The Brotherhood vs. Rey Mysterio and The Big Show
Cody Rhodes and Rey Mysterio will start the match. Both men start with a handshake. Both men start with some quick chain wrestling. Rey with a quick head scissor and Cody bails to the floor. Mysterio slides under the ropes and hits a splash on Cody on the floor. Both men now back in the ring. Rey goes up top and Cody catches him. Rey fights off but gets caught with the disaster kick. Cody covers for a 2 count. Cody with a big stalling front suplex on Mysterio for another 2 count. Cody tags in Goldust. Quick double team by the brothers. Goldust covers for a 2 count and works on the arm of Mysterio. Cody tags back in. He comes off the top with a clubbing blow to the arm. Cody locks in a shoulder lock. Both men up and Mysterio trips Cody up and tags in Big Show. Show with a shoulder tackle to Cody as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, both Big Show and Cody Rhodes are down. Cody tries to make a tag but Show catches him and hits a scoop slam. Show drops a big elbow and gets a 2 count. Big Show connects with a big chop to Cody. Cody with kicks and punches to fight back. Cody hits the ropes and catches a kick to the face by Show. Show locks in a modified sleeper hold to Cody. Cody is starting to fade and Goldust is trying to get the crowd into it. Cody fights back with a jaw breaker. Cody tries to make it to Goldust but Big Show covers for a 2 count. Big shot to the gut by Show. Show with a couple of big reverse thrusts to Cody in the corner. Show connects with a massive chop to Cody and he is down. Show picks up Cody and connects with the final cut for a 2 count. Show climbs up to the 2nd rope and misses with an elbow. Both men are down on the mat. Cody makes it to Goldust. Goldust is on first with a clothesline and drop kick to Show. Goldust connects with his drop down right now. Goldust covers for a 2 count. Big Show connects with a big chokeslam to Goldust, but Cody breaks the count. Show tosses Cody to the outside. Goldust comes off the top but misses Big Show. Show connects with the WMD. He tags in Mysterio and he drops the dime on Goldust off of the shoulders of Big Show for the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – Rey Mysterio and The Big Show
Back on Raw, we are introduced to Bad News Barrett. Barrett tells us that over half a million dollars is up in the lottery this week, but nobody here is going to win it. Merry Christmas.
We go to the back where The Authority are talking. Randy Orton comes in complaining about the match tonight. He asks if he should just give the titles back. Stephanie reminds Orton with Bryan went through last night against The Wyatt Family. Stephanie says they value Orton professionally and as a friend. Stephanie says Cena was right, and being this kind of champion is double the work. HHH says Orton is the man now, and on top of the food chain. He has to go out every night and prove why he is the champion. HHH says they have Orton’s back. Orton storms out of the office.
Back in the arena, Fandango and Summer Rae make their way to the ring. Fandango will go one on one with Dolph Ziggler when we come back from commercial.
Back on Raw, Fandango and Summer Rae are still dancing in the ring. Dolph Ziggler now makes his way to the ring for this one on one match.
Fandango vs. Dolph Ziggler
Fandango starts off quick on offense with some kicks and punches. Ziggler fights back with a big drop kick and Fandango bails to the outside. Ziggler follows and eats a clothesline on the outside. Both men now back in the ring. Fandango covers for a 2 count. Fandango all over Ziggler with stomps to the head. Fandango connects with a suplex and covers for a 2 count. Reverse chin lock by Fandango. Ziggler fights out with punches but eats a spinning heel kick. Fandango covers for another 2 count. Fandango slaps Ziggler around while he is down and talks trash. Fandango locks in another chin lock. Ziggler fights back to his feet and connects with a roll up for a close 2 count. Fandango comes back with a clothesline and gets a 2 count as well. Fandango with a shot with the point of the elbow and then poses to the crowd. Fandango goes for a kitchen sink, but Ziggler catches his leg and rolls him up for the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall – Dolph Ziggler
Later on tonight, it will be Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan, and they are now saying it will not be for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. It will be a non-title match.
Back on Monday Night Raw, The Real Americans make their way to the ring for this tag team match. They will go against the team of Big E Langston and Mark Henry.
The Real Americans vs. Big E Langston and Mark Henry
Jack Swagger and Big E Langston will start the match off. Swagger starts with some shots to Langston, but eats a shoulder tackle off of the ropes. Cesaro tags in and eats a should tackle himself. Swagger now tags back in. Big E tags in Mark Henry. Swagger goes behind Henry, but eats a back elbow. Henry gives chase and whips Swagger face first into the corner. Henry connects with a big headbutt. Henry tags in Langston. Henry whips Langston into the gut of Swagger. Langston connects with another spear to the gut of Swagger. Henry now tags back in. Henry lands some shots to Swagger in the corner and tags Langston back in. Langston connects with 10 punches in the corner to Swagger. Big clothesline and a cover for 2 by Langston. Langston locks in a shoulder lock. Swagger fights back to his feet with some right hands and tags in Cesaro. Cesaro runs right into a Langston hip toss. Henry now tags back in. Cesaro with 2 right hands and tags in Swagger. Swagger eats a big clothesline by Henry. Langston tags back in the match. Big double shoulder tackle by Langston and Henry. Cesaro tags in and gets military pressed by Langston. Cesaro now clotheslined to the outside where The Real Americans regroup. Cesaro gets on the apron and is hiptossed back into the ring. Langston with a big back body drop to Cesaro. Cesaro fights back to his feet and tags in Swagger. Langston fights off both men, but gets pulled to the outside by Swagger. He then eats the announce table. Swagger on the offensive on the outside as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, and Cesaro has a shoulder lock cinched in on Langston. Langston fights back to his feet, but Cesaro takes him back down. Cesaro lifts up Langston off the ground and hits his fall away slam. Cesaro tags in Swagger, and he connects with a belly to belly suplex for a 2 count. Swagger locks in a front face lock. Langston throws Swagger off of him. Cesaro makes the tag, and hits the double stomp to the back of Langston for a 2 count. Swagger tags back in, and The Real Americans hit a double team move for another 2 count. Swagger locks in another shoulder lock to Langston. Langston fights back to his feet as the crowd gets behind him. Swagger with a knee to the gut and tags in Cesaro. They go for another double team move, but Langston fights out. Belly to belly suplex by Langston to Cesaro. Langston tries to get to the corner, and does for the tag. Henry in the ring right after Cesaro. Henry lifts Cesaro on his shoulder and hits a power slam. Henry covers but its broken up by Swagger. Swagger eats a shoulder block by Henry. Cesaro comes out of nowhere with a standing drop kick to Henry. Langston tags himself in, and hits his big running lariat to Cesaro. Langston lifts up Cesaro and connects with The Big Ending for the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – Big E Langston and Mark Henry
Back on Raw, Ryback and Curtis Axel are in the ring. The announce team are joined by Xavier Woods and R-Truth. Ryback and Axel will tag up against Tons of Funk.
Ryback and Curtis Axel vs. Tons of Funk
Tensai and Axel will start the match of. Tensai on the offensive and he whips Axel hard into the corner. Tensai connects with a big shoulder tackle. Axel fights back and hits a big drop kick. Axel all over Tenasi and tags in Ryback. Ryback with taunts and slaps to Tenasi, and connects with a power slam for a 2 count. Ryback charges and eats a back elbow. Tensai goes for a tag, but Brodus backed off the ropes and keeps him from making a tag. Ryback lifts up Tensai and connects with The Shell Shock for the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – Ryback and Curtis Axel
After the match, Brodus mocks Tensai and connects with 2 big splashes to him. Truth and Woods jump in the ring to protect Tensai from more damage. They connect with a big double drop kick to Brodus and he bails from the ring. Trust gets on the mic, and he and Woods tells the Funkadactyls to get in the ring and dance. The girls dance with Woods and Truth and Brodus looks on with anger from the ramp.
Back on Raw, we are joined by “The Best in the World” CM Punk. He says it’s not quite clobbering time yet, because he has something to stay to The Authority. Punk said that last week, he said that The Shield was gonna put him down. He wondered how many he was gonna take with him. He said last night though, he defeated the entire Shield. He said that it’s far from over with The Shield, but this isn’t about The Shield. He says that he knows that a certain somebody is trying to sweep him under the rug and make him go away. Punk says he isn’t good with authority. He showed that last week when he hit HHH. He says HHH should come down to the ring right now, and they can hash out their problems face to face. HHH doesn’t come out, and Punk says he will give him a few more seconds. Punk starts to talk, but he is cut off by the music of The Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michaels.
Punk says before Shawn starts, he isn’t quite finished yet. He asks Stephanie when she is ready to talk, she can come out. Shawn says he understands his problems with The Authority. Loud “You Sold Out” chants by the crowd. Shawn says he needs to get over his problem with The Authority. He says he should have a problem with him, he is the one that kicked him last week. Punk says he respects the hell out of him, and that’s why he is getting a pass for last week. Punk says that if Shawn ever kicks him again, he is going to kick him back. Shawn says what he did last week really pained him. Shawn introduces his opponents for tonight, The Shield. The announcers talk about the WWE Universe vote for Punk’s partners for tonight against The Shield as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Punk is in the ring and The Shield is on the outside. Jerry Lawler announces the winner of the vote, and it’s the Usos.
CM Punk and The Usos vs. The Shield
Jimmy Uso and Dean Ambrose start the match off. Ambrose with a shoulder tackle, and Jimmy retaliates with a big clothesline. Jimmy with a back body drop and a cover for only a 1. Jey Uso tags in and hits a big running elbow. Jey covers or another 1 count. Punk now tags in. He comes off the top with a big right hand to Ambrose. Ambrose tags in Rollins, but he eats a drop toe hold. Punk with a bow and arrow lock and tags in Jey Uso. Jey locks in a shoulder lock on Rollins. Rollins fights back to his feet and backs Jey into a corner. Big chop by Rollins. Jey fights out and hits a big clothesline. Jimmy tags in and The Usos connect with a double team move. Jimmy locks in a shoulder lock, and then stomps on the hand of Rollins. Jimmy covers for a 2 count, and locks back in the shoulder lock. Both men back to their feet, and Rollins connects with an elbow to the back of the head. Jimmy with a hip toss and tags back in Jey. Jey hits the ropes and eats a knee from Rollins. Rollins and Jey trade blows, and the exchange is won by Rollins. Both Rollins and Jey Uso go over the top to the floor and the 2 teams stand off as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, and The Shield are in control of Jey Uso. Rollins tags in and is on the offensive. Jey fights back to his feet with some right hands, but eats a big lariat by Rollins to stop the momentum. Rollins charges in and misses Jey in the corner. Jimmy Uso tags in and hits a big kick to the gut of Rollins. Jimmy with a lifting samoan drop to Rollins for a 2 count. Rollins fights back with a pele kick to the back of the head of Jimmy. Ambrose tags in and covers for a 2 count. Ambrose with repeated stomps to the gut of Jimmy Uso. Ambrose covers for a 2 count and locks in a shoulder lock. Jimmy fights back to his feet and separates with a jaw breaker. Ambrose fights back to gain control. Ambrose tags in Reigns. Reigns with 2 big right hands to Jimmy Uso. He follows up with a big elbow and a cover for 2 count. Reigns tags in Rollins. Jimmy starts to fight back but gets knocked back down by Rollins. Rollins backs Jimmy into the corner and lifts him on the top rope. Rollins goes up with him and Jimmy blocks a superplex attempt. Jimmy comes off the top with a cross body. Both men are down. Rollins tags in Reigns before Jimmy can get to the corner. Reigns with a side slam to Jimmy and covers for a 2 count. Reigns locks in a reverse chin lock. Reigns covers for another 2 count and locks in another chin lock. Both men back to their feet and Jimmy and Reigns trade blows. Jimmy connects with an enziguri for separation. Jimmy gets to the corner and Punk is tagged in. Punk is attacking every Shield member. Punk with a neck breaker to Ambrose and a DDT to Rollins at the same time. Punk with a brainbuster and a cover but it’s broken up by Reigns. Reigns is thrown to the outside by Jimmy Uso and Jimmy flies over to top on him. Rollins tosses Jimmy into the barricade. Punk with a shot to the head of Ambrose in the ring. Punk goes up top and hits the Macho Man elbow. Punk covers for a close 2 count. Punk says it’s nap time for Ambrose. Ambrose escapes and tags in Reigns. Punk lifts Ambrose back up and hits the GTS, but Reigns runs in and hits Punk with the spear for the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – The Shield
Back from Raw, we go to The Wyatt Family in the back. Bray Wyatt says that Daniel Bryan is a coward. He is nothing but an ant trying to pierce the armor of a scorpion. He says he held Bryan in his arms, feeling his heart beat. He tells Abigail that he is sorry he doubted her, and he knows what he must do.
Back on Raw, The Bella Twins and Natalya are in the ring. Their opponents, AJ Lee, Tamina, and Alicia Fox make their way to the ring for 6 Divas Tag action.
The Bella Twins and Natalya vs. AJ Lee, Tamina, and Alicia Fox
Natalya and Alicia Fox start the match off. Natalya with a quick roll up for a 2 count. Natalya hits the ropes and hits a cross body for a 2 count. Natalya tags in Nikki Bella, and they hit a double hit toss and a cover for a 2 count. Nikki goes up top, but is tossed down by Alicia. She covers for a 2 count. Alicia locks in a reverse chin lock. Nikki fights out with elbows to the gut, but Alicia tosses her back down and covers for another 2 count. Alicia tags in Tamina. Tamina with a chop and covers Nikki for a 2 count. Tamina with a foot choke, but Nikki fights up with a roll up for a 2 count. Tamina back on offense and locks in another reverse chin lock. Nikki fights out, but is thrown to the mat again. Tamina with a big samoan drop to Nikki. Tamina tags in AJ Lee. AJ picks up Nikki, and eats a drop kick. Brie tags into the match and is all over AJ. Nikki throws AJ face first into the turnbuckle. Brie lifts up AJ but eats a superkick by Tamina. AJ connects with a shining wizard and gets the 3 count.
Winners by Pinfall – AJ Lee, Tamina, and Alicia Fox
Back on Raw, we go to Renee Young in the back. She introduces Randy Orton. Orton says he shouldn’t be congratulated. He is getting congratulated by having to fight Daniel Bryan tonight. He says he knows what’s best for business, and that’s for everyone to bend over and kiss his a$$. Back in the arena, The Superstar of the Year, Daniel Bryan, makes his way to the ring. He will go one on one in the main event against The WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton.
Back on Raw, Daniel Bryan is in the ring doing the YES chants with the crowd. The WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring for this one on one match.
Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan
Both men lock up to start the match. Bryan backs Orton into the corner. They break and Orton bails to the outside. Orton now back into the ring. They lock up again and Bryan with a headlock. Bryan with a hip toss into a side head lock. Orton reverses into a head scissor. Bryan fights out into a bow and arrow stretch. Bryan lets go of the hold and Orton goes to the floor again. Orton slowly makes his way back to the ring. Orton with a kick to the gut and a headbutt to follow. Orton pounces on Bryan and lands some hard shots. Orton with a big suplex to Bryan. Bryan takes Orton down by the leg, and starts attacking it with repeated shots. Bryan with big kicks over and over again to Orton’s leg. Bryan wraps Orton’s leg in the ropes and hits a drop kick on it. Bryan goes outside and throws Orton leg first into the ring post. Bryan with a cover for a 2 count. Bryan with a big european uppercut to Orton. Orton retaliates with a few of his own. The men now trade uppercuts to each other. Bryan gets the best of the exchange and hits a running knee to the gut. Bryan charges with a big kick to the gut of Orton. Bryan goes back to the leg and locks in a modified figure 4 on Orton. Orton bites the knee of Bryan to separate the hold. Orton is now all over Bryan with repeated headbutts and uppercuts. Orton goes or the lou thez press, but Bryan counters into a half Boston Crab. Orton crawls to the rope to break the hold. Bryan jams Orton’s knee into the mat. Both men up and Orton hits a huge clothesline on Bryan. Orton with a big stomp to the arm of Bryan. Orton with another headbutt to Bryan, and attacks his arm in the ropes. Orton is working on the limbs of Bryan. Orton with a quick elbow to Bryan and a cover or a 2 count. Orton locks in shoulder lock. Bryan fights back to his feet, but Orton goes right to the arm. Orton covers for another 2 count. Orton with his stomps to all the limbs of Daniel Bryan. Orton with the classic Orton pose to the crowd. He turns around and Bryan bites him on the forehead. Bryan is on fire right now. Bryan with a dropkick to the face of Orton and he goes over the top. Bryan flies through the ropes but Orton steps out of the way and Bryan hits the floor as we go to commercial.
Back on Raw, Randy Orton is in control with a reverse chin lock. Bryan fights back to his feet, but eats a knee to the gut and Orton is back in control. Bryan goes to the apron, but Orton knocks him off into the barricade. Orton throws Bryan shoulder first into the ring post. Orton with a bell to back suplex onto the top of the barricade. Both men are now back into the ring. Orton with a cover and gets a close 2 count. Orton lifts Bryan to the top rope. He lands some punches and then goes up with him. Orton sets up Bryan and connects with a huge superplex. Orton hooks both legs but only gets a 2 count. Bryan uses Orton to try to get back to his feet. Bryan comes back with big punches, but Orton kicks the arm of Bryan. Bryan hits the ropes and hits a big drop kick to the chin of Orton. The crowd starts to get behind Bryan. Bryan charges Orton in the corner and hits 2 drop kicks, and follows them up with some kicks to the gut. Bryan lifts Orton to the top rope and hits a hurricanrana. Bryan covers for a very close 2 count. The is Awesome chants by the crowd. Bryan connects with a headbutt, but Orton retaliates with his patent back breaker. Orton goes to Orton, but Bryan goes for the Yes lock, but Orton fights out and catapults him over the top. Orton hits his spike DDT from the outside, in. Orton sets up Bryan for the RKO. Bryan catches him and hits a kick to the head. He covers for another close 2 count. The crowd has exploded for Daniel Bryan. Bryan goes up top, but Orton hits his legs to straddle him on the top rope. Orton goes up top with him. Orton goes or another superplex, but Bryan fights out of it. Bryan knocks Orton back to the mat, and then connects with flying headbutt. Bryan covers and gets another very close 2 count. Bryan with kicks to the gut and legs of Orton. Bryan charges Orton in the corner, but Orton moves out of the way. Orton with a roll up, but Daniel Bryan kicks out into the Yes lock! Orton reaches for the bottom rope and gets there. Orton bails to the outside, and Bryan flies through the rope onto Orton. Bryan tosses Orton back into the ring. Bryan goes up top and hits a missile drop kick. Bryan is on fire. Big kicks to the chest by Orton. Bryan goes for a big kick to the head, but Orton ducks and connects with a low blow.
Winner by Disqualification – Daniel Bryan
After the match, John Cena comes down to the ring and attacks Orton. Cena tosses Orton over the top to the floor. Cena goes to check on Bryan, and Orton comes back in the ring and hits Cena with the RKO. Randy Orton poses with both titles over a fallen Daniel Bryan and John Cena as we go off the air.