WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (Dec. 14, 2015) from the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania featuring all the fallout from the TLC pay-per-view (PPV) that went down just last night in Boston, Massachusetts.
Advertised for tonight: Sheamus is still WWE world heavyweight champion, Roman Reigns went off on everyone last night, and Triple H may be injured. Plus, It's time to start the build to Royal Rumble!
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR DEC. 14
Chris here. Let's see what comes of this one...
WWE Signature and a recap of last night's TLC match and the magnificent killing spree from Roman Reigns.
We go to Philadelphia where an angry Stephanie McMahon comes out to start the show.
After taking in some boos, Stephanie starts talking about women in power and how they are seen as vindictive and ruthless. Take away the education and money, and she is nothing more than a wife and mother. Imagine how she felt when she witnessed her husband being decimated by Reigns last night.
However, we're gonna get a ruthless Stephanie tonight, and she's extra pissed tonight.
Stephanie angrily addresses Reigns, who attacked Triple H last night. As she starts to list his punishment(s), the man himself comes down the aisle. As he enters, Stephanie is staring right through his soul.
Reigns enters and the two have a staredown. Reigns reminds us that he's a father, and that it's his daughter's birthday. After wishing his daughter a happy birthday, Reigns says that he feels no sympathy toward Triple H or Stephanie, and Stephanie responds by absolutely tearing him a new one before asking for his response.
Reigns, who is short on time, tells Steph just to fire him without any ceremony. Steph responds by calling Reigns an absolute failure and a disgrace.
Reigns fires right back, calling Steph and Tripe the disgraces. Actually, the entire McMahon family are nothing but disgraces. This prompts another staredown until Stephanie slaps Reigns a few times, and the smarmy bastard just enjoys every hit.
A pissed-off Stephanie says that she's not going to fire Reigns since she was told specifically by Trips not to fire him.
However....there is someone coming to town that may just do that...Vince McMahon.
Dolph Ziggler vs Dean Ambrose
This was a pretty solid back-and-forth match featuring some good offense between both men. This match ends via DQ when a very angry Kevin Owens comes in and destroys all.
Dolph Ziggler def Dean Ambrose by DQ
After the DQ, Owens hits Ambrose with two huge pop-up powerbombs. Ziggler tries to makes the save, but is stopped by Owens, who powerbombs Ziggler ONTO Ambrose before leaving.
Owens has heel heat in Philadelphia...who would have expected this?
Backstage, Kevin Owens is wandering around when Jojo approaches him for an interview. A very angry Owens promises to drive Dean Ambrose absolutely insane in his quest to regain his Intercontinental Championship. Owens was breathing some hot fire here.
Backstage, the ECW Originals cut a hometown promo before calling out The Wyatt Family for an Extreme Rules match. Vintage ECW clips aired during this promo as well.
Backstage, an impatient Stephanie McMahon tells somebody to wait on Vince.
R-Truth vs Bo Dallas
As Bo Dallas is running a victory lap, we cut backstage where Count Vince McMahon arrives and sends Stephanie back to Connecticut to take care of Triple H.
The match continues on...until Vince makes his entrance during the match
Guess we can call this a no-contest and move on.
And yes we can. Vince orders the match stopped and everyone out of the ring...he's mad tonight.
Vince talks about a certain man who is sweating bullets about facing
Vince himself God Almighty tonight.
Vince exits the ring and takes a seat by the commentary table and proclaims that Reigns is going to sweat a bit more...because we need to have commercial...
We come back from break, and Vince is still lounging before commanding the timekeeper to let the bastard (Reigns) sweat some more.
Vince reenters the ring and commands Reigns to get down to the ring, and Reigns obliges.
Vince tells Reigns that he knows that he's intimidated due to Vince's presence. Vince then proceeds to tear into Reigns a bit, but Reigns has that smarmy smirk on his face.
Vince tells Reigns to apologize, but Reigns simply shakes his head. Vince takes it one step farther and tells Reigns to apologize on his hands and knees. Reigns continues to refuse, and even laughs when Vince threatens to beat an apology out of Reigns.
Reigns continues to defy Vince, and the latter sheds his jacket and prepares for a fight when Sheamus interrupts. Sheamus says that he wants to beat an apology out of Reigns himself tonight in a match. Sheamus is so confident, in fact, that he offers to put the WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line.
Vince teases making the match, but there's no chance in hell that this match is happening.
Reigns loses his cool and rips the mic from Vince and asks one simple question: Why not? He then goes on to make a testicle joke.
Reigns gives the mic back to Vince, who makes the match under one condition: if Reigns does not become WWE WHC, he's FIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!!!
Before he leave, Vince kicks Reigns in the testicles.
Ryback and Jack Swagger vs Alberto Del Rio and Rusev
This was an average tag match. The end came when Lana distracted the referee. This allowed Del Rio and Rusev to kick Swagger into a loss.
Alberto Del Rio and Rusev def Ryback and Jack Swagger
Adam Rose presents The Rosebush
Tyler Breeze vs Neville
For some reason, The Miz comes out to play director.
This was a pretty fun match that featured Miz being annoying as per usual. Neville gets the win with the Red Arrow.
Neville def Tyler Breeze
Backstage, Neville and The Miz are arguing until Miz brings up Star Wars and how Neville could be a hero in the next Star Wars. Neville is annoyed, and even more so when Miz wants to copy Neville's accent. Miz takes this opportunity to practice Neville's accent.
The Wyatt Family talks about how they are the way into woe and pain. Bray Wyatt promises to bury the ECW Originals in the same city that they were born in.
ECW Originals vs The Wyatt Family (Eight Man Extreme Rules match)
This match was a war. All eight men absolutely destroyed each other with every toy you could think of in a pretty fun match. It was a mess, but a very fun mess. The Wyatt Family got the win after Erick Rowan splashed Rhyno, who was lying on a table.
The Wyatt Family def ECW Originals
The New Day blesses us with their presence and says that they had a party planned for tonight, but they don't want to party tonight.
Instead, they have something to say, and that is that The New Day won with the power of positivity and the power of gravity. However, this match did leave everyone with bumps and bruises, and even those have bumps and bruises.
The New Day then invite The Usos to the ring to talk, and they make it clear that they do not want to fight. Instead, Xavier Woods tells The Usos that they have earned their respect, and they want to bury the hatchet. The New Day puts their hands out for a handshake. As The Usos babble and stuff, Big E calls out the Lucha Dragons, who come on out.
The New Day puts over the Lucha Dragons, with Kalisto in particular being put over as one of the toughest wrestlers in WWE.
Kalisto takes the mic and calls out Xavier Woods for throwing his trombone at him. Xavier brushes it off and offers an apology. No one believes the apology as expected.
Xavier gets to the point and says that all three teams took WWE's tag division to the next level, and that last night's ladder match was for the fans. Xavier then re-extends his hand for a handshake, and everyone shakes hands.
As the Lucha Dragons and The Usos leave, The New Day celebrates the fact that they are STILL your tag team champions.
The New Day starts celebrating when The Usos and Lucha Dragons attack and put The New Day down. JBL is not impressed.
Charlotte and Becky Lynch vs Alicia Fox and Brie Bella
And for whatever reason, Team BAD bought themselves front-row tickets. Also, Ric Flair is accompanying Charlotte and Becky.
This one just kinda happened. Ric Flair tripped up Alicia Fox during a whip, and this allowed Becky to lock in the Disarmer to win.
Charlotte and Becky Lynch def Alicia Fox and Brie Bella
Sheamus vs Roman Reigns (WWE World Heavyweight Championship)
- As with any major title match like this, I'm going full blog mode. I should note that Vince McMahon is watching this from ringside.
- The bell rings and Reigns immediately starts to work over Sheamus with a bunch of strikes. Shemaus quickly comes back after throwing Reigns outside. Reigns reenters to meet a kick and a rolling senton. They go back outside shortly after and brawl. Sheamus gets the upper hand after shoving Reigns into the ring post and hitting a Falcon Arrow onto the announce table as we go to break.
- Back from break and Sheamus has Reigns in a chinlock. Reigns eventually breaks the hold with a back suplex, leaving both men down.
- As both men get back to their feet, they exchange some very stiff shots with Reigns ending the exchange with a clothesline. Reigns starts a comeback from this point until he is dropped to the floor after some strikes on the apron. Reigns fights back and sets Sheamus up for a successful drive-by.
- Reigns gets Sheamus in the corner and goes for a running something, but Sheamus gets both legs up to halt Reigns. Sheamus then gets onto the turnbuckle until he's stopped by Reigns. The latter is able to land a massive Samoan drop for a two count.Sheamus eventually hits a few strikes for a close two. He follows with an Irish Curse backbreaker for another close two.
- Sheamus makes it to his feet and goes for White Noise, but Reigns rolls through and hits a deadlift powerbomb for two. Reigns gets up and sets up for a Superman Punch, but is caught into a side powerbomb from Sheamus for a close two.
- Sheamus goes for and eventually locks in a modified cloverleaf (read: Edgeucator) until Reigns powers his way to the ropes. Both men get up and trade more stiff strikes until Reigns hits a rebound Superman Punch for an interrupted pin as Vince pulls the referee out of the ring. They debate outside until Sheamus blindsides Reigns with a punch. White Noise is then landed for another close two count.
- Vince and the referee have another discussion as Sheamus rolls Reigns outside the ring into an attack from the League of Nations. Rusev rolls Reigns back inside just in time to eat a Superman Punch. Sheamus eats a Superman Punch next followed by VINCENT KENNEDY MCMAHON.
- The hope is short lived as Sheamus hits a BROGUE KICK OUTTA NOWHERE, but REIGNS KICKS OUT AT TWO!!! Reigns followed up with a spear from absolutely nowhere to get the win.
Roman Reigns def Sheamus; wins the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
Reigns celebrates his victory, kicks Vince's lifeless body off of the apron, and celebrates some more.
What a match, and what a way to end this show.