Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, December 21st (USA Network)
Location: The Target Center in Minneapolis, MN
Results by Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
A video recaps the events that took place last week on Monday Night RAW. Stephanie McMahon was furious with Roman Reigns for destroying Triple H at WWE TLC the night before and wildly slapped him a few times. She then said Vince McMahon was coming back to decide what to do with him. McMahon came back and was goaded into giving Reigns a match against Sheamus for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. McMahon said if Reigns didn’t win the title, he’d be fired. McMahon then kicked him in the groin. During the main event against Sheamus, McMahon interfered and tried to cost Reigns the match. The League of Nations interfered, but Reigns fought them off and gave McMahon a Superman Punch. Reigns then speared Sheamus to become the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
We go into the arena to see the stage set up for the Slammy Awards. There are also some Christmas trees set up on the stage. An announcer says this is the most prestigious awards show on television.
Stephanie McMahon’s music hits, and she comes out to a very lukewarm reception. Stephanie is smiling as she gets in the ring. Stephanie welcomes the crowd to Monday Night RAW and the 2015 Slammy Awards. We’ll find out the winners of all the categories they’ve been voting on all week like Match of the Year, Surprise Return of the Year, and Superstar of the Year. Many must be wondering how she can be so happy considering the brutal and cowardly attacks Roman Reigns made on her husband at WWE TLC or even Superman Punching her 70-year old father last week on RAW to become the WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Stephanie says unlike all of the people, McMahons do not wallow in their own self-pity and rise to the occasion. Nothing will get her down because tonight is a night of celebration.
Roman Reigns’ music hits, and the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion makes his way to the ring through the crowd with a wide grin. Reigns’ reaction isn’t all that hot either. Reigns gets in the ring and looks around. Reigns says tonight seems like a good night. Stephanie is in a good mood, he’s in a good mood, and the crowd is in a good mood. We’re celebrating the Slammy’s and a new WWE World Heavyweight Champion. Looking at her face, this feels like a setup. The League of Nations could come out at any time and jump him. Maybe she’s trying to do what her father did last week and make him sweat. Reigns says he doesn’t sweat her, her daddy, or her husband, Triple H. Why would he? He hasn’t seen him since he laid him out at WWE TLC. When Stephanie sees him, give him the message that he’s here and not hard to find. He’s the guy that carries the shiny gold – the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Stephanie smirks and simply says, “Get out.” Stephanie demands he get out of her ring and leave through the crowd. She doesn’t get what’s so funny. The crowd is lightly chanting, “NO!” Stephanie screams for him to get out of her ring. Reigns laughs, and she gets more furious. Stephanie continues to scream at him to get out. Reigns says she sounds like a little kid, so she tells him to get out of the ring before she makes him get out. Reigns says he doesn’t want her to lose her temper, so he’ll leave… but they still don’t want him to leave. Stephanie says she owns the ring, the building, and Reigns. She wants him out of her ring. Reigns asks the crowd if they want to see her get really mad, then watch this. Reigns turns his back on her and laughs. Stephanie is furious. Reigns gets on the apron and mugs for the crowd. Stephanie tells him to get back in the ring and not disrespect her. Reigns then leaves through the crowd as she continues to scream. This is losing heat really quickly. Stephanie says he’s a coward and running.
Tonight, he’ll feel what it feels like to be in her shoes and watch his family be destroyed. He’ll have to watch as The Usos will take on The New Day in a 3-on-2 handicap match. Reigns doesn’t even acknowledge her. She then says his brother, Dean Ambrose, will face Sheamus in a Steel Cage Match. Reigns turns and just laughs at her. Reigns then leaves, and Stephanie says there will be hell to pay. She then leaves the ring.
Dolph Ziggler will present the nominees for Breakout Superstar of the Year. Ziggler comes out to absolutely no reaction whatsoever. Ziggler says breaking out comes in many different forms. One way to do it is to be the most handsome, charismatic, show-stealing superstar in WWE, but there is no blueprint. You don’t have to fit a mold – you just have to make an impact. These five superstars did just that. Here are the nominees: Kevin Owens, Neville, Charlotte, Tyler Breeze, and Braun Strowman.
You can vote on the WWE App right now. The winner will be revealed next.
Breakout Superstar of the Year: Neville
Neville makes his way to the stage to a lukewarm reception and accepts is Slammy Award. Neville simply says, “Wow.” Neville says he honestly didn’t expect this. This comes as a huge shock to him. Neville thanks the WWE Universe. He wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for them.
Kevin Owens’ music hits to interrupt him. Owens saunters out to the stage and approaches him. Owens says it should come as a shock to Neville because it’s crap that he won. Owens says he should have won. Owens tells him to take his trophy and take a walk. Neville says, “Whatever, Kevin,” and actually walks off. Wow… just wow. Owens says he’s seen a lot of ridiculous things happen in WWE, but that takes the cake. He is the breakout star. He beat John Cena on his first night. The crowd gives him a nice pop. Owens asks Ziggler what’s so funny. Owens says what’s funny is the only way Ziggler would win a Slammy Award is if they had a Has-been of the Year Award. Ziggler and Owens then get into a pull-apart brawl. Referees run out to separate the men.
The Wyatt Family logo flashes on the screen, and they’re shown in the ring. Bray Wyatt is pacing in the ring. Kane’s music hits, and the Demon makes his way to the ring. Wyatt will face him in one-on-one action.