- Tonight’s WWE RAW opens up with a graphic for the late Maurice “Mad Dog” Vachon.
Cole is joined by JBL and Jerry Lawler. They hype special host Michael Strahan for later tonight. Also tonight, CM Punk and Daniel Bryan vs. The Wyatt Family in a 2-on-3 handicap match. Orton takes the mic and says he’s owed an apology from all the cynics, the doubters, the delusional WWE Universe, everyone who thought he wouldn’t show up still WWE Champion. Orton introduces The Authority and out comes Stephanie McMahon with Triple H.
Triple H congratulates Orton and says they couldn’t be more pleased. Stephanie also talks about Orton’s victory and says it’s always nice when she and Triple H are proven right. Orton says they both just made this all about themselves. Orton says he didn’t need their help to prove he’s the face of WWE. They get into it and Orton takes a shot at Triple H over Big Show. Orton brags about being champion and the face of WWE. He says he’s the greatest Superstar in the 50 years WWE has been around, the greatest Superstar ever. Orton says nobody can take that away from him – not Stephanie, Triple H, the fans, anyone. John Cena’s music hits and out comes the World Heavyweight Champion.
Cena introduces himself to Orton and extends his hand but Orton won’t shake. Cena goes to call Orton a giant piece of something and Stephanie cuts him off. She says she don’t like time wasted and asks Cena what he wants. Cena wants Stephanie to listen to the fans. Cena points out they’re chanting “yes” and for Daniel Bryan already. Cena says fans are tired of the administrative “bs” and fans chant “yes” again. Cena says it’s time there should be only one champion. Orton hopes The Authority won’t consider listening to this. Cena says it’s between he and Orton, nobody else. Cena asks Orton if he has the guts. Cena says it’s 11 years in the making and challenges Orton to the match with both titles on the line. Stephanie says they’ve been talking about this for a while now. Orton says they’ve been plotting on him all along. Triple H tells him to grow up and picks on him for crying about it. Triple H says we’re going to do something epic. At TLC, it will be Cena vs. Orton in a TLC match with both titles hanging above the ring.
- We go to commercial.
The Shield vs. Rey Mysterio, Cody Rhodes and Goldust
Back from the break and out comes Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns and WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose through the crowd. WWE Tag Team Champions Cody Rhodes and Goldust are out next followed by Rey Mysterio.
A big brawl starts the match but things settle down and Ambrose works Goldust over. Rollins comes back in for some double teaming and then hits a low dropkick. Ambrose tags back in and keeps up the attack on Goldust. Goldust hits an uppercut but Rollins tags back in and stops him from tagging. Goldust dumps Rollins out to the floor and crawls for a tag. Rollins springboards in but Goldust turns it into an inverted atomic drop. Reigns tags in and hits a big clothesline for 2. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Goldust hits a double DDT on Reigns and Ambrose. Rollins tags in and knocks Cody off the apron. Goldust backdrops Rollins and tags in Rey. Rey unloads on Rollins and comes off the top with a splash. Rollins counters a move but Rey drops him in position for 619. Rollins counters it and they collide in the middle of the ring. Cody tags in and nails a missile dropkick on Ambrose. Cody and Ambrose go at it now. Cody with a 2 count. Cody with a big right hand and an Alabama Slam for a 2 count as Reigns breaks it up. Rey comes in and dumps Reigns out to the floor. Rey drops Rollins and goes for 619 but Reigns spears Rey out of the air. Reigns with a big spear on Goldust also. Cody dropkicks Reigns out of the ring. Reigns comes back in but Cody nails a Disaster Kick. Ambrose stops Cody from hitting Cross Rhodes on Rollins. Ambrose drops Cody on his face for the win.
Winners: The Shield
- We get more hype for Michael Strahan. Fans can vote on the WWE App for what kind of match Dolph Ziggler and Damien Sandow will have – Strong Island Street Fight, Long Island Lumberjack Match or a Hamptons Hardcore Match. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and The Miz is in the ring for another episode of MizTV. He brings out his guest for tonight – Super Bowl champion and TV personality Michael Strahan. Instead, Titus O’Neil comes out in a suit and it looks like Titus will be impersonating Strahan here.
They’ve made Titus look like he has a big gap between his teeth, just like Strahan. Miz asks him about the gap and tells him to sell his Super Bowl ring to get them fixed. Miz says the gap is wider than the one between the Giants and the playoffs. Titus Strahan talks about a wrestler in the back who is most impressive and his name is Titus O’Neil. Music hits again and out comes the real Michael Strahan.
Strahan greets fans in the front row and gets a pop from the NY crowd. Strahan enters the ring and does a chest bump with Titus. He thanks Titus and The Miz but says their jokes were weak. Strahan says he likes Titus a lot but his gap game is weak. Strahan says Titus doesn’t have enough confidence to rock the gap in his teeth. Strahan says WWE is all about having fun and that’s what we’re going to do tonight. Strahan welcomes us to RAW. Strahan announces Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena and Big Show for tonight’s main event. Miz challenges Strahan to a match. Strahan says Kelly Ripa is tougher than Miz. Strahan has words for Miz. Miz says Strahan was cool 15 years ago. Titus gets in between them. Miz asks if Strahan can handle a simple hip toss. Strahan asks the fans and they pop. Strahan says he’s going to hold his mic while Miz hip tosses him. Strahan goes towards him and blocks it, kind of. Titus is going to try next. Strahan goes at Titus and sort of blocks his hip toss. More words between Strahan and Miz. Strahan blocks another hip toss and hip tosses Miz to the mat. Strahan says it’s real. Titus grabs Strahan for the “millions of dollars” dance but Strahan hip tosses him because his gap wasn’t right. The segment ends with Strahan, Titus and Miz doing the “millions of dollars” dance together while the crowd cheers.
- Cole shows us how to install the WWE App so we can vote for the Ziggler vs. Sandow stipulation. Back to commercial.
Back from the break and Curtis Axel is in the ring with Ryback. Out next comes WWE Intercontinental Champion Big E Langston followed by Mark Henry.
Axel and Big E start the match and go at it. Ryback tags in and fans start chanting Goldberg as they keep control of Big E. Another tag to Axel. Axel unloads on Big E and makes another tag to Ryback. Ryback with a headlock now. Big E catches Ryback with a big belly-to-belly suplex. Henry tags in and runs over Axel. Henry with headbutts on the mat and a big running powerslam. Ryback runs in but Big E stops him and sends him over the top rope. Henry with a World’s Strongest Slam on Axel for the win.
Winners: Big E Langston and Mark Henry
- After the match, Big E and Henry hype each other up and embrace. Big E poses with his title and they embrace again before leaving.
- Up next, a rematch of the Divas 7-on-7 match at Survivor Series. We go to commercial.
- Back from the break and we see what happened earlier when Triple H made the huge main event for TLC.
We go to the ring for a Survivor Series rematch with the Divas. Both teams are already in the ring. It’s going to be Aksana starting out with Brie Bella. They go to the ropes and Aksana shoves Brie. Brie pushes her against the ropes again and they have words. Brie takes Aksana down and rolls her for a 2 count. Brie spanks Aksana and drops her with a facebuster for the pin. Aksana is eliminated. Rosa comes in but Brie dropkicks her. Nikki tags in and they hit Double Trouble for the pin. Rosa is eliminated. Cameron tags in with Tamina. Cameron counters and goes for a DDT but Tamina throws her off. Naomi comes in and they double team Tamina with a suplex. They drop a split on her for a 2 count. Naomi counters and hits a cutter. Tamina comes back with a huge superkick and pins Naomi. Naomi is eliminated.
Cameron comes in but Tamina hits a big Samoan Drop for the pin. Cameron is eliminated. Natalya comes in and rolls Tamina up for 2. Tamina with a big clothesline but misses a splash in the corner. Natalya with the Anvil clothesline and a suplex. Natalya slams Tamina and tags in Jo Jo. Jo Jo covers Tamina for the pin. Tamina is eliminated. Alicia grabs Jo Jo. Jo Jo ducks a kick and rolls Alicia up for 2. Alicia catches her in a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for the pin. Jo Jo is eliminated. Alicia and Eva go at it now. Alicia goes for a roll up but Eva drops down on her for the pin. Alicia is eliminated. Natalya tags in and locks up with Kaitlyn.
They go at it and Kaitlyn goes for a pin. More counters until Natalya goes for the Sharpshooter. Kaitlyn taps out and is eliminated. It’s AJ Lee and Summer Rae vs. Natalya, Eva and The Bella Twins. AJ charges Natalya and they go to the corner. AJ charges again and they trade counters. AJ blocks a Sharpshooter and rolls Natalya up for the pin. Natalya is eliminated. Brie comes in and dropkicks AJ in the back but it barely connects. Brie with a facebuster for the pin. AJ is eliminated. Summer starts dancing as Brie watches. Nikki tags in and does the worm again. Summer tries but has no luck, she just flops around the mat. Summer tries to leave the ring but Eva stops her. She runs to the other side and Brie stops her there. WWE fans chant for the Divas to start twerking. Summer keeps trying to leave but they won’t let her. Nikki grabs Summer in a rack and drops her for the win.
Winners: Eva Marie and The Bella Twins
- After the match, The Bella Twins fall down they celebrate so hard. Both of them do the worm and celebrate with Eva Marie.
- We get a look back at last week’s Broadway Brawl for RAW Country. Fans can vote for the Ziggler vs. Sandow stipulation on the WWE App right now. Back to commercial.
Hamptons Hardcore Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. Damien Sandow
Back from the break and Jerry Lawler is in the ring with Damien Sandow. Sandow says he is above this stuff. Dolph Ziggler comes out next and it’s revealed the fans voted for a Hamptons Hardcore match. Weapons and various sporting goods are brought out. They brawl in the ring and then out around ringside. Ziggler dropkicks a trash can with Sandow under it as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and they’re going at it in the ring. Sandow dumps out a bunch of trash and Ziggler drops him onto it with a neckbreaker. Sandow blocks a broom shot and hits Ziggler with knees. Sandow backdrops Dolph. Sandow with the Elbow of Disdain. Ziggler goes to the floor and under the ring. Sandow follows and pulls him out by his legs but Ziggler sprays a fire extinguisher in Sandow’s face. Sandow rolls back in the ring and Ziggler mounts him in the corner with right hands as the crowd counts. Ziggler with a neckbreaker. Ziggler grabs a boat oar and cracks Sandow with it before hitting the Fameasser for a 2 count. They end up on the floor again and Sandow nails Ziggler with a trash can in the face.
Sandow sends Ziggler into the steel steps and brings him back in the ring. Sandow unloads on Ziggler some more. Ziggler blocks a tennis racket shot and DDT’s Sandow onto a steel chair. Ziggler covers for another close 2 count. Sandow nails Ziggler with the boat oar and slams him on the trash can for the win.
Winner: Damien Sandow
- We get a plug for Christmas Bounty and see The Miz’s co-star in the crowd.
- Backstage segment with Santino Marella and Michael Strahan. Erick Rowan walks up in his sheep mask. He hands Strahan a sheep mask and Strahan puts it on. Rowan and Strahan look at each other before looking at the camera and back at each other. Rowan walks off. Santino re-appears and asks if Rowan is gone. Santino gives Strahan a sheep mask for Kelly Ripa so she can put it on her turkey at Thanksgiving and nibble on it. We go back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Renee Young is in the ring. She brings out her guest, CM Punk and here he comes to a big pop from the crowd. Daniel Bryan is out next to an even bigger pop.
Punk and Bryan cut a long promo about their tag team and nothing being able to stop them against The Wyatt Family. Punk even name drops Colt Cabana and other tag teams. The lights go out, Bray Wyatt appears and The Wyatt Family heads to the ring as we go to commercial.
Daniel Bryan and CM Punk vs. Erick Rowan, Luke Harper and Bray Wyatt
Back from the break and it’s Rowan starting off with Punk. They tangle and Rowan shoves Punk down in the corner. Punk comes back but Rowan turns it around in the opposite corner. Punk with kicks to the legs now. Bryan tags in and they double team Rowan in their corner. Rowan with a big elbow to the face of Bryan. Rowan tags in Harper to take control of Bryan in their corner. Bryan runs the ropes and hits a big clothesline. Punk tags in and they double team Harper in the corner.
More tags by Punk and Bryan as they keep control of Harper. Harper drops Bryan with a pair of big uppercuts. Harper with a third before tagging in Bray. Harper holds Bryan while Bray drops him with a right hand. Bray kicks Bryan around while talking trash to him. Wyatt with a big headbutt and another before tagging in Rowan. Rowan with a big boot to the face of Bryan. Rowan continues to dominate Bryan but misses a big boot int he corner and gets hung up. Punk tags and springboards in on Rowan. Punk with clotheslines and a dropkick to get Rowan off his feet. Punk with a high knee on the ropes that sends Rowan to the floor. Punk runs and nails a suicide dive, sending Rowan into the barrier. Punk brings Rowan back in and ducks a clothesline. Punk with a neckbreaker. Punk goes to the top and nails a big elbow drop for a 2 count. Punk calls for GTS and knocks Harper off the apron. Bray distracts Punk. Punk turns around and Rowan just lifts him and launches him out of the ring. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Wyatt is in control of Punk. Bray with a slam and a 2 count. Harper tags in and they double team Punk before Harper does the gator roll. Harper with a headlock now. Harper with a big uppercut before tagging in Rowan. Rowan manhandles Punk with a big bearhug. Bryan and Harper tag in at the same time. Bryan knocks Bray off the apron. Bryan unloads on Harper and nails a suicide dive on Wyatt. Bryan fights back in on Harper and hits a big missile dropkick from the top. Bryan with kicks to the chest now. Harper blocks a kick but Bryan takes him down with a hurricanrana. Bryan with the Yes Lock until Rowan makes the save. Bryan drops Rowan into the corner and nails a dropkick on Harper and Rowan. Harper catches Bryan with a big sitdown slam but Punk breaks the pin. Bray comes back in and all three members of The Wyatt Family beat Punk and Bryan down until the referee calls the match.
Winners by DQ: CM Punk and Daniel Bryan
- After the bell, Wyatt and Rowan drag Bryan to the floor and throw him into the barrier. Harper nails a massive clothesline on Punk. Rowan throws Bryan over his shoulder and The Wyatt Family leaves with Bryan as Punk tries to recover in the ring. Punk leaves the ring but gets nailed with a spear out of nowhere by Roman Reigns. Ambrose and Rollins appear also. The Shield brings Punk into the ring and hits him with the triple powerbomb. We go to replays with The Shield standing over Punk. We go to commercial with Reigns looking back at Punk with a smirk.
- The Miz is backstage watching Christmas Bounty when his co-star walks up and they joke with each other.
Kofi Kingston vs. The Miz
We go to the ring and out comes Kofi Kingston. The Miz is out next for a Survivor Series Kickoff pre-show rematch.
The Miz ends up getting the win after a typical back and forth match.
Winner: The Miz
- Mick Foley does a WWE Shop segment and we get appearances by Dude Love and Mankind.
- Still to come, Orton and Del Rio vs. Cena and Show. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and R-Truth is in the ring. He says he had a talk with Brodus Clay to arrange what’s about to happen. Clay’s music hits but out comes Xavier Woods with Cameron and Naomi dancing with him.
Xavier Woods vs. Heath Slater
We see 3MB already at ringside waiting. Slater hops in the ring and here we go.
Woods wins his RAW debut after Slater controlled him for a few minutes.
Winner: Xavier Woods
- After the match, Truth and Xavier celebrate in the ring with Cameron and Naomi.
- We get a preview for The History of WWE.
- Back from the break and The Bella Twins are getting signed footballs by Michael Strahan. They admit their favorite team is the Philadelphia Eagles and they get booed. Cameron and Naomi come in next to get their footballs signed. Eva Marie introduces herself and flirts with Strahan before walking off. Goldust is in next. He blows in Strahan’s face and walks off.
- Fans had to pick between John Cena, Hulk Hogan or Steve Austin as The Rock’s greatest WrestleMania rival and we see footage of all three of them against Rock on WWE 2K14. Fans voted for Austin with 66% of the vote.
- Strahan is backstage talking with Cena. Strahan tells Cena to do his thing because he’ll be watching. Back to commercial.
Randy Orton and Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena and Big Show
Back from the break and out first comes WWE Champion Randy Orton. Alberto Del Rio is out next with a Mexican flag. Big Show is out first for his team, followed by World Heavyweight Champion John Cena.
Show starts things off with Del Rio. Show takes control and hits big chops on Del Rio. Orton comes in and also catches some big chops in the corner. Show drops Orton and hits a big elbow drop for a 2 count. We go to commercial with Show in control of Orton.
Back from the break and Del Rio tags in to take control of Cena from Orton. Del Rio taunts Cena as he beats him around. Orton comes back in and beats Cena down in the corner. Del Rio gets in a cheap shot and Orton covers for 2. Big Show ends up coming in and cleaning house. Del Rio goes down after a big backdrop. Del Rio takes Show’s knee out and kicks him in the head. Del Rio chokes Show and tags Orton back in.
Orton and Del Rio double team Show. Del Rio with another big kick to the head. Orton comes back in and works Show over for a 2 count. A trainer comes in and stops the match to check on Big Show as some fans boo. Show gets to his feet but Orton attacks and goes back to work on him. Show grabs Orton but Orton counters with a DDT. Orton goes for a punt kick but Show spears him. Cena tags in as Del Rio does and they go at it with Cena hitting his usual moves. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle but Del Rio kicks him and nails a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for a 2 count. Big Show is being looked at by a doctor on the outside. Cena counters the cross armbreaker and applies the STF for the win.
Winners: John Cena and Big Show
- After the match, Del Rio attacks Cena and beats him down in the ring. Cena blocks the cross armbreaker and nails an Attitude Adjustment. Cena turns around to a WWE Title shot to the face from Orton. Orton goes outside of the ring and grabs the World Heavyweight Title belt. Orton poses over Cena as we go to replays. RAW goes off the air with Orton holding both titles over a laid out Cena.