Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, December 19th, 2016
Location: The Schottenstein Center in Columbus, OH
Results by Adam Martin of WrestleView.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
The RAW opening hits. We go live to Columbus where pyro goes off.
The Chris and Kevin Show
WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho are in the ring with mics in hand. “Welcome to the Chris and Kevin Show,” says Owens. He talks about doing whatever it takes to keep his title including taking a Codebreaker from Jericho. Jericho tells the monkeys in the back to roll the photo stills from last night’s Roadblock PPV.
We see footage of Jericho interfering during the Kevin Owens vs. Roman Reigns main event and giving Owens a Codebreaker to setup a DQ win for Owens to retain his title. Back live, Jericho calls that “beautiful baby.” Owens says he has to admit that when Jericho showed up in the ring last night he wasn’t sure what he was going to do. He says the WWE Universal Championship is right where it belongs.
Jericho says giving that Codebreaker hurt him more than it hurt Owens. He says he had to trick everyone. Jericho extends his arms and brings in Owens for a hug, man. They talk about Santa Claus and Jericho calls him a stupid idiot. Jericho accuses Santa of stealing his gimmick by using a list. He informs Santa that he just made the list. Mick Foley interrupts and says Jericho can’t talk that way about Santa. He talks about Santa knowing when people are naughty or nice and how Jericho has been very naughty. Foley wants to look back at Roadblock last night where Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns put Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho through announce tables after the match.
Back live, Foley says that is known as payback. Owens refers to himself as a national treasure and how his career could have been ended. Jericho calls Foley’s leather jacket stupid. Foley takes off the jacket to reveal a biker Santa long sleeve shirt saying this is actually more stupid. He tries to go for a cheap pop saying right here in Pittsburgh when we are actually in Columbus. Foley corrects himself and Jericho says everyone knows Pittsburgh is better than Columbus anyway. He advertises a tag team match against Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins tonight. Foley also plugs that Santa has brought us a gift all the way from the North Pole. A small cage lowers inside the ring. Foley books a rematch between Owens and Reigns for the WWE Universal Championship where Jericho will be placed inside the small cage hanging above the ring. Jericho doesn’t think the cage is safe. Foley tells Jericho to get inside to prove it is safe. Foley starts opening up his fanny pack and can’t find the key. The cage starts to raise up. Jericho yells at Owens to save him. Foley tells the guys in the back to work on getting a key for the cage. “Until then, have a nice day,” adds Foley. We see a shot of Jericho hanging above the ring.
Backstage, we see Chris Jericho being given oxygen and complaining about how high that cage was over the ring. Kevin Owens tells him to calm down and says he needs to get ready for the tag team match against Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins tonight.
Big Cass w/ Enzo Amore vs. Rusev w/ Lana
Before the match, we hear from Enzo Amore and Big Cass. Enzo does the usual introduction. Cass said Rusev took the cowards way out last night at Roadblock.
Cass goes after Rusev in the corner right away with body shots. Cass with right hands. Cass with repeated stomps. Cass with more rights and Cass won’t back off. The referee stops it.
Winner via DQ: Rusev
After the match, Cass continues attacking Rusev with big right hands and stomps. The referee tries to pull Cass away. Rusev with a kick to the knee of Cass and bails.
Sasha Banks will talk about last night’s Iron Man match next.
Sasha Banks talks WWE Roadblock
Sasha Banks heads to the ring using a crutch. Banks has a mic and talks about leaving it all on the line last night at Roadblock. She said being forced to tap broke her heart and even did damage to her leg. Banks talks about making history with Charlotte the last few months. She talks about leaving Roadblock without her title adding, “The better woman won.” Banks said she doesn’t feel like The Boss anymore. She is asking Charlotte so she can look her straight in her eyes and congratulate her tonight.
Nia Jax walks out instead. Jax grabs a mic and starts staring down Banks circling her. She doesn’t know why Charlotte isn’t here. Jax calls Sasha weak and wounded. “You’re just a little girl.” Jax kicks out the crutch and Sasha goes down. Jax picks up Sasha, yells that she is the real boss and launches her into the ropes forcing her to land on her bad leg/knee. Jax teases attacking Sasha more with the crutch, but tosses it aside.
Backstage, Cedric Alexander is with Alicia Fox. He takes on Noam Dar next.
Backstage, the new WWE RAW Tag Team Champions Sheamus and Cesaro are with Mick Foley. Foley talks about them ending the reign of New Day. He feels like a “proud papa” when he made the decision to put them together. Foley reveals the new tag team titles. They are now silver with red leather straps. Sheamus takes both titles and Cesaro starts arguing with him when a referee runs up telling Foley they have an emergency. We see Braun Strowman attacking random people backstage and tossing objects all around. Foley wants to know what Strowman is doing. Strowman wants Sami Zayn tonight. Foley tells Strowman to take the night off and that he also gave Sami the night off. Strowman isn’t pleased.
Cruiserweight Division Match
Cedric Alexander w/ Alicia Fox vs. Noam Dar
Austin Aries is back on commentary tonight with Cole and Graves.
Footage is shown of Dar defeating Alexander two weeks ago on 205 Live.
Back live and the match kicks off. Alexander with a huge elbow to Dar early. More elbows from Alexander. Alexander with a backwards huricanrana and then a dropkick that sends Dar to the outside. We see a shot of Alicia Fox cheering on Alexander.
We return live as Alexander is favoring his knee. Dar misses a jumping stomp from the top rope. Alexander catches Dar with a kick to the head off the ropes. Alexander with a springboard flying clothesline that catches Dar. Alexander tosses Dar up and drops his back down over his knees to get the pinfall.