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WWE Raw Results (12/21) Minneapolis, Minnesota

WWE Raw Results (12/21) Minneapolis, Minnesota


-WWE Tag Team of the Year: The Usos
- Hashtag of the Year: #SuplexCity
- Celebrity Moment of the Year: Stephen Amell dives onto Stardust at SummerSlam
- “Tell Me You Didn’t Just Say That” Moment of the Year: Brock Lesnar coins "Suplex City" at WrestleMania
- Best John Cena United States Championship Open Challenge Match of the Year: John Cena vs. Cesaro (Raw, July 6)

Slammy Award  Pre-Show:

- Rivalry of the Year: Brock Lesnar vs Undertaker
- Double Cross of the Year: Damien Mizdow
- Surprise Return of the Year: Sting
- Best Original WWE Network Show: Stone Cold Podcast

Raw Broadcast:

- Superstar of the Year: Seth Rollins
- Match of the Year: Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar
- WWE Diva of the Year: Nikki Bella
- Breakout Star of the Year: Neville
- LOL Moment of the Year: R-Truth
- Extreme Moment of the Year: Roman Reigns destroys Triple H
- “This is Awesome” Moment of the Year: Rock and Ronda Rousey appearance at Wrestlemania
- The OMG Shocking Moment of the Year: Kalisto
- The Hero Award presented by Coca-Cola: John Cena



1. Kane def. Bray Wyatt

2. The Wyatt Family def. The Dudley Boyz and Kane

3. Kevin Owens def. Dolph Ziggler

4. Alberto Del Rio def. Jack Swagger

5. The Usos def New Day

6. Rusev def. Neville

7. Becky Lynch def. Brie Bella

8. Dean Ambrose def. Sheamus



Raw opened with a detailed recap of how Roman Reigns captured the WWE World Title on last week’s Raw.

Welcome to Monday Night Raw and this week Raw comes to us from Minneapolis, Minnesota. In the arena, Stephanie McMahon started the show to a mild reaction. In the ring, Stephanie said people must be wondering why she’s so happy the week after Roman Reigns took out her husband, Triple H, and father, Vince McMahon. Stephanie said unlike the people, McMahons do not wallow in self-pity. “Nothing is going to get me down,” she said. “Because tonight is a night of celebration.”

The Shield’s music interrupted Stephanie’s speech to bring out the new WWE World champion Roman Reigns through the crowd. Reigns made the slow trek into the ring to stand opposite Stephanie. He said everyone seems to be in a good mood tonight, especially because they’re celebrating a new WWE World Hvt. champion.

But, Reigns thinks is a set up. He said the League of Nations might come out here anytime and jump him. Maybe she’s just trying to make him sweat. But, he doesn’t sweat her daddy or her husband. Reigns noted he hasn’t seen Triple H since he laid him out since TLC. Well, that confirms he doesn’t watch NXT. Reigns sent Steph a message to Hunter.

Steph replied, “Get out.” She told Reigns to go right back the way he came and get out of her ring. Reigns laughed. “I said get out,” Steph shrieked. Reigns just kept laughing. “This is my ring!” Steph shouted. Reigns said Steph sounds like a little kid right now. She growled that she’ll make Reigns get out of the ring. Reigns said he’ll leave. But, they don’t want him to leave. Steph shouted that she owns this ring, this building, and Reigns. “I said get out, Roman! Now!”

Reigns asked the crowd if they want to see Steph get really mad. Reigns turned his back, laughed to himself, and played to the crowd from the ring apron. So, Steph shouted at Reigns to get back in the ring and not disrespect her. “Roman! How dare you!” she shouted.

“Fine. Run. Run just like the coward you are,” Steph shouted. Reigns ignored her walking up the entrance ramp to the crowd. Stephanie said Reigns is going to find out what it’s like to be defenseless watching his family be delimitated. So, The Usos will face New Day in a handicap match. And, his brother, Dean Ambrose, will face Sheamus inside a steel cage. Reigns kept smiling and hit the top of the stands. Steph said that because of Reigns, people are going to pay. She stomped out of the ring to the back.

Dolph Ziggler comes out to present the first award of the evening

WWE Breakout Star Of The Year: - The nominees are

-Kevin Owens
-Tyler Breeze
-Braun Strowman


The winner of Breakout Star Of The Year is Neville. Neville comes out to accept and Kevin Owens comes out and says this is crap because he should have won. He's seen a lot of ridiculous things happen in WWE but that takes the cake. He's the Break Out Star because he beat John Cena on his first night in WWE. Ziggler laughs and Owens says the only way Ziggler would win an award is if they had a category for "Has Been Of The Year". A brawl breaks out and officials run out to break it up

The lights go out to reveal The Wyatt Family standing in the ring as Bray Wyatt gets set for singles action.


Wyatt unloads on Kane. Wyatt off the ropes runs into a boot. Kane throws Wyatt into the corner and unloads. Wyatt with a clothesline. Kane grabs Wyatt by the throat. Wyatt takes a shot at Rowan and then goes after the rest of The Wyatt Family. It turns into a 4 on 1 until The Dudley Boyz run out to even things up

The winner of the match by DQ: Kane



Bubba plants Harper with a slam and tags Devon. Devon to the top rope delivers the What's Up. Bubba then calls for the table. 3D to Rowan. Strowman back in with a double clothesline to The Dudleys. Kane with a clothesline to Strowman sending them both over the top rope. Harper back in with a lariat clothesline to Devon for the three count

The winners of the match: The Wyatt Family

Santino Marella comes out to present the next award

LOL MOMENT OF THE YEAR - The nominees are--Edge and Christian Play Their Kazoos in The New Day's Face

-The Bushwhackers' WWE Hall of Fame Speech
-The Miz and Damien Sandow's "Niagara" Commercial
-The New Day Getting Triple H and Stephanie McMahon to Dance
-R-Truth Thinking He Was in Money in the Bank


R Truth wins LOL Moment Of The Year and accepts on Truth's behalf saying it will look better on his mantle than on Truth's mantle. Truth walks out to accept the award but Marella runs off with the Slammy

We get a visit from Santa Claus Foley

Paul Heyman is out next to present

OMG Shocking Moment Of The Year - And the nominees are

Paul Heyman says every award presented here tonight should be awarded to his client Brock Lesnar

-Seth Rollins Cashes in at WrestleMania
-Brock Lesnar Attacks The Authority and Michael Cole on Raw
-Kalisto's Salida del Sol From the Top of the Ladder at TLC
-The Wyatt Family Attacking The Undertaker at Hell in a Cell
-Sheamus Cashes in at Survivor Series


Back at the podium, Paul Heyman announced the Slammy winner is … Kalisto with the Salida del Sol at TLC two weeks ago. Heyman even held up the card to the camera so there wasn’t a Steve Harvey moment.

Kalisto said moments like this motivate him to keep flying higher. He thanked the audience and led the crowd in “Lucha, Lucha” chants.


Ziggler unloads on Owens. Owens with a forearm across the back. A punch to Ziggler. Owens misses with a clothesline. Ziggler with a sleeperhold and Owens backs him into the corner. Owens stomps away at Ziggler.

Owens with a clubbing blow to Ziggler. Ziggler unloads with punches. Owens with a big elbow to Ziggler. Owens follows Ziggler to the outside and delivers an uppercut.

Ziggler gets driven into the barricade. Ziggler is rolled back into the ring and a nearfall on Ziggler. Chinlock on Ziggler. Owens with a knee to the midsection and the seated senton, Ziggler with a roll uo on Owens and Owens makes him pay for that, Owens driving the point of his elbow into Ziggler's back and Owens back to the chinlock

Running clothesline in the corner by Ziggler and Owen explodes out of the corner with a clothesline of his own. Ziggler hits a DDT as Raw goes to break


Ziggler catches Owens flush on the chin with a superkick. Owens and Ziggler go to the outside. Owens sends Ziggler back in. Ziggler with a Famouser. Owens gets to his feet and delivers the Pop Up Powerbomb for the three count

The winner of the match: Kevin Owens

Superstar Of The Year - and the nominees are

-Open to the entire roster


Seth Rollins wins Superstar Of The Year and comes out to give his acceptance speech reviewing how he cashed in his Money In The Bank briefcase and became WWE World Champion and how one wrong landing took all of that away. In 2016, he will re-design Seth Rollins, he will rebuild himself and come back to reclaim the title he never lost and whoever is holding the title should keep it warm because he is coming back and taking what is his


Swagger unloads on Del Rio in the corner. Del Rio turns it around. Del Rio sends Swagger to the apron and crashing to the floor. Del Rio with a baseball slide to the outside and Swagger ges thrown into the barricades


Back from break, Del Rio was still working over Swagger. A light “USA” chant broke out trying to taunt Del Rio and the League at ringside. Swagger was uninspired, though, as he continued to take a beating. DDT for a two count. Del Rio wanted a running superkick, but Swagger avoided and suplexed Del Rio.

[Q7] Swagger wanted a running Swagger Bomb, and he connected for a two count. JBL noted it used to be a Vader Bomb back in the day. He then shouted to to Greg Gagne backstage in AWA territory. Back to Swagger, who tried a corner attack, but Del Rio blocked and hung him up in the corner. Del Rio followed with his corner foot stomp for a three count.

Post-match: As the announcers hyped Cena returning to face Del Rio next week, the League of Nations ganged up on Swagger. Sheamus then lined up Swagger for a Brogue Kick to end his night. The League stood tall in the ring.

Mark Henry is out to present the next award

Hero In All Of Us Award - The nominees are

Roman Reigns
Big Show
Titus O’Neil
John Cena

And the winner is John Cena


Back from break, Mark Henry introduced the winner of the award as … John Cena. The pro-Cena fans popped. Henry said Cena is not here tonight, but he’s here. Henry said before he came out here, he talked to some of the guys about this award. He said the guys and gals do work from their hearts, not for an award. So, he will accept this award on Cena’s behalf.

Cole recapped Slammy awards from the Raw pre-show – Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker for Rivalry of the Year, Stone Cold Podcast for Best WWE Network Show, Damien Mizdow on The Miz for Doublecross, and Roman Reigns destroying Triple H for Extreme Moment of the Year.

Santa Claus was then introduced. Santa tossed out imaginary presents, faking out the audience. Santa hit the podium and said it’s the most wonderful time of the year. He said it’s time for surprises and presents. “Well, surprise!” Santa Dallas said. Bo Dallas pulled down his fake beard to taunt the crowd, then tell everyone to just Bo-Lieve in Santa.

Surprise Return Of The Year - The nominees are

The Dudleys
Chris Jericho
Alberto Del Rio to win the U.S. Title from Cena
Kane to take out Seth Rollins
Sting interrupting Seth’s statue presentation


Back at the podium, Santa Dallas said the winner is … Sting. Dallas said that unfortunately Sting is not here, drawing boos for another award without a recipient. Dallas thanked the audience for all of their votes and wished everyone a Merry Christmas.

Back in the ring, New Day was standing by with frowns on their faces. Xavier Woods, Big E., and Kofi Kingston had a conversation amongst themselves about not getting any Slammys awards yet, then proclaimed that they are still WWE tag champions. The Usos’s music interrupted. Cole said The Usos were voted Tag Team of the Year. How is that possible when Jey was injured for half of the year?

NEW DAY VS THE USOS - Handicap Match

New Day bailed from the ring early on and teased leaving the match. Raw cut to break before finding out if New Day walked or stuck around.


Xavier Woods busted out the trombone early on as New Day worked over The Usos heading to the top of the hour.

New Day continued to tag in and out working over Jimmy Uso. Jey tagged in and cleaned house. The Usos then found themselves alone in the ring looking for stereo splashes, but Big E. yanked them down from behind. Xavier then tried to roll up Uso from behind, but Uso reversed momentum and quick-pinned Xavier for the win. After the match, Cole plugged New Day defending the Tag Titles against Lucha Dragons tomorrow night on Live Smackdown.

The winners of the match: The Usos

Diva Of The Year - The nominees are

Nikki Bella
Sasha Banks

R-Truth said this year’s Divas have style, grace, and athleticism. He said some of them can probably beat him up.


Back at the podium, Truth announced the winner … Paige. Paige came out on-stage to hug Truth and celebrate her award victory. She said she wasn’t prepared because she didn’t think she would win. Paige said that’s actually quite nice.

Truth then re-approached the podium. He said he made a mistake. Paige is actually not the winner. Here’s WWE’s Steve Harvey reference. He said the actual winner is … Nikki Bella. Out came Nikki wearing non-clothes. Nikki asked Paige to stay behind and stand with her for a speech. They broke character and from their storyline by hugging and acting chummy, telling the audience that their feud is a put-on. And there’s the so-called Divas Revolution.

Back in the ring, Neville and Rusev were standing by for a random-draw match. The Miz was on commentary.


Rusev dominated and Miz yapped heading to an early break.


Neville wanted Red Arrow back from break, but Rusev rolled out of the way. Neville jumped off the top anyways, so Rusev kicked him in the face. Rusev then slapped on The Accolade. Miz said Neville won last week, but lost last week without his direction.

The winner of the match: Rusev

Post Match:  Miz walked away from ringside as League of Nations celebrated in the ring. The League then held up Neville for Sheamus to deliver a Brogue Kick. They stood tall in the ring as their generic music played.

Back at the podium, The Miz was standing by to introduce the next Slammy Award

This is Awesome Moment of the Year

Miz said when he was asked to present this award, he decided to out-do The Oscars. Miz talked about his movie resume, then moved on to the awards list.

Lesnar destroying Rollins’s Caddilac
Randy Orton’s Super RKO on Rollins at WM31
Divas Revolution Intro, centered on Stephanie
The Shield’s mini-reunion
The Rock/Ronda Rousey

Back from break, Miz announced the winner as … The Rock & Ronda Rousey. And, they’re not here, of course. Miz said that on behalf of his fellow Hollywood stars, he would like to accept the award. Miz held up a DVD of his new Christmas movie.

Back in the ring, Becky Lynch was standing by with Divas champion Charlotte at ringside. Brie Bella was also in the ring (without her sister) in support. Cole said this is a Smackdown re-match.


Brie delivered Yes! Kicks early on. Some of the crowd played along with Daniel Bryan chants, but most were unmoved since Brie is kind of a heel and they remember Bryan as a top face. From ringside, Charlotte tried a rally clap in support of Becky. WWE then cut backstage to show Team B.A.D. watching the match. Back in the ring, Becky rolled through a roll-up attempt into the Dis-Arm finisher for a tap-out. After the match, Charlotte hopped in the ring to stand tall with Becky

The winner of the match: Becky Lynch

Back at the podium, Ric Flair was introduced on-stage for his return to Minneapolis. Flair introduced the Match of the Year nominees.

Cena vs. Lesnar vs. Rollins at the Royal Rumble
Sting vs. Triple H at WM31
John Cena vs. Kevin Owens at E. Chamber
Roman Reigns vs. Ziggler vs. Owens vs. Del Rio #1 contender match on Raw
Brock Lesnar vs. Undertaker III at Hell in a Cell


Back at the podium, Ric Flair received the envelope and announced the Match of the Year as … Undertaker vs Brock Lesnar. The crowd cheered, then was subdued since they’re not here. Or, are they? Brock Lesnar’s music played and … Paul Heyman came out.

Heyman received the award to a mix of noise, then boos as fans realized Lesnar wasn’t coming out. Minneapolis chanted for Lesnar, then Heyman said he’ll shoot from the hip. Heyman said Lesnar has no desire to accept awards. He said Brock wants to come for a fight. Now, you want Brock Lesnar. But, no one in that locker room is man enough to want Brock Lesnar. He said one man, one phenom, stood up to pick a fight with Lesnar. He congratulated Undertaker for being man-enough to take that beating inside Hell in a Cell. Heyman listed Lesnar’s accolades, including his NCAA Title from the University of Minnesota. Heyman held up the trophy and walked off the stage.

WWE cut backstage to show League of Nations assaulting The Usos. Sheamus called shots to crush The Usos while King Barrett stood off to the side not getting physically involved since he’s injured. Sheamus then delivered a Brogue Kick to each Uso. Sheamus said that’s two down, with one to go.

Back in the arena, Sheamus’s music played to bring out the League of Nations for the main event steel cage match. Sheamus marched down to the ring leading Barrett, Rusev, and Del Rio. Sheamus entered the cage as Cole plugged Big Show appearing on ESPNews SportsCenter tomorrow night. Folks will be tuning into the wrong channel since the graphic showed Big Show on “ESPN”



Before Ambrose even entered the steel cage, Sheamus Brogue-Kicked Ambrose off the ring steps to the floor. The League of Nations beat down Ambrose, then shoved him inside the cage. The bell sounded despite the unfair start. Sheamus continued to beat down Ambrose, drawing a “This is Boring” chant from the hard camera fans. WWE cut backstage to a shot of Stephanie McMahon watching on a monitor.

Back in the cage, Sheamus hit White Noise from the top of the cage. Sheamus tried to climb out of the cage, but Ambrose yanked him down. Ambrose then crawled across the ring toward the cage door, but Del Rio slammed the cage door in Ambrose’s face. This brought down Roman Reigns to deliver a big spear to Del Rio off-camera.

Reigns smashed Rusev into the cage wall, then climbed up the cage wall to intimidate Sheamus. Reigns also tossed a chair over the top of the cage to Ambrose, who received the chair and smacked Sheamus with it several times. Ambrose followed with Dirty Deeds onto the chair. Instead of pinning Sheamus, he crawled toward the cage wall for some reason. Ambrose got to the top of the cage, but Sheamus caught up with him.

Sheamus and Ambrose traded right hand bombs sitting on top of the cage, then both men climbed over the cage wall. Sheamus then delivered a headbutt and Ambrose fell off the cage down to the floor, indirectly winning the match.

The winner of the match: Dean Ambrose

Post Match: Reigns waited for Sheamus to climb down to the floor and he smashed him off his feet. Reigns then helped up Ambrose and celebrated with his buddy as Cole hyped Super Smackdown tomorrow night.

WWE then cut backstage to Tom Phillips walking up to Stephanie McMahon. His mic was off, but apparently he asked Stephanie for her reaction to what happened in the main event. Steph abused her power by repeatedly slapping around Tom and leaving him writhing on the floor. They cut back to Reigns and Dean celebrating on the stage to close Raw.





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