Airdate: Monday, December 2nd, 2013 (USA Network)
Location: The Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK
Results by Jeff Johnson
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
Welcome everyone to Monday Night Raw. WWE.com released earlier that tonight will feature the contract signing for the TLC Title Unification Match at the TLC Pay-per-view between World Heavyweight Champion John Cena and WWE Champion Randy Orton.
We open up Monday Night Raw with "The Best in the World" CM Punk. We see a replay of last week when The Shield attacked CM Punk after his and Daniel Bryan's match against The Wyatt Family. CM Punk starts by telling us that for a week, he has been trying to figure out why The Shield attacked him last week. He said he figured it out, and that it happened because he criticized Triple H last week. He says he is hoping its a coincidence, and surely HHH isn't dense enough to pick a fight with one of the biggest anti-authority superstars in history. He says that if he is right, than The Authority is the biggest group of idiots he has ever seen. He is cut off by the music of Stephanie Mcmahon.
Stephanie says that she hopes Punk and everyone in the building had a great Thanksgiving. She says her family is for free speech, and they didn't have The Shield attack him. She then says that its easy for Punk to point the finger at them because of what happened, and they are just as upset as him. She says The Authority has bigger things to deal with than CM Punk. She says if he has any questions, he can ask The Director of Operations, Kane. Out comes Kane on cue.
Kane says that the findings they found about the attack, had nothing to do with The Authority and it has been resolved. He asks if Punk has any questions. CM Punk asks when did Punk become the big red ass kisser. CM Punk says to not patronize him. Kane warns Punk not to go down this path. Punk replies by telling Kane that he sold out, and maybe he should get knocked out as well. Kane starts to walk to the ring and Stephanie stops him. The music of The Shield starts up and they make their way to the ring. CM Punk runs to the outside and grabs a chair for protection. Stephanie tells The Shield to stop. She won't have a repeat of what happened last week. CM Punk needs to be respected and admired. Stephanie walks to the back, and Kane announces that CM Punk will be in a 3 on 1 handicap match at TLC against The Shield.
Back from the break, Damien Sandow is telling the crowd how he will defeat Dolph Ziggler and meet Big E Langston at TLC. Big E is joining Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, and JBL at ringside. Dolph Ziggler makes his way to the ring.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow - #1 Contenders Match
Sandow starts the match out on offense. Ziggler with a quick drop kick and a 2 count. Ziggler hits a flying lariat off the rope. He goes for the Zig Zag and Sandow throws him off and bails to the floor. Ziggler connects with a baseball slide. Ziggler goes outside and gets thrown into the steel steps. Sandow tosses him into the ring and gets a 2 count. Sandow with some hard shots while screaming at Ziggler. Sandow picks up Ziggler and connects with a Russian leg sweep. Sandow connects with The Elbow of Disdain for another 2 count. Sandow slams Ziggler down in the corner. He goes for a moonsault and Ziggler moves out of the way. Ziggler with a big jumping DDT. He covers and gets a very close 2 count. Sandow charges in the corner and eats the turnbuckle. Ziggler charges in and hits 10 punches. Ziggler connects with a neck break and covers for a 2 count. Sandown catches Ziggler on his shoulders, and Ziggler flips over into a pin for a 2 count. Ziggler connects with the fameasser and gets another close 2 count. Ziggler goes to the top rope, but Sandow hangs him up. Damien Sandow connects with the "Your Welcome" and gets the 3 count.
Winner by Pinfall and the #1 Contender for the Intercontinental Championship - Damien Sandow
Back on Raw, The Diva's Champion AJ Lee and Tamina make their way to the ring. They will team with Summer Rae in a 6 woman tag team match against The Bella Twins and Natalya.
AJ Lee, Tamina, and Summer Rae vs. The Bella Twins and Natalya...