Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, December 1st, 2014 (USA Network)
Location: The BOK Center in Tulsa, OK
Results by Matt Boone
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
WWE RAW Opener:
This week’s “Cyber Monday” edition of WWE RAW, which emanates from the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, opens up with a video package of last week’s happenings, primarily focusing on the end of The Authority’s reign as the power figures of WWE.
From there, we shoot live into the BOK Center where the “Anonymous RAW GM” “ding-a-ling, ding-a-ling” rings throughout the building. Michael Cole, “and he quotes,” begins reading the “anonymous” statement.
As Michael Cole tries to begin reading “the following announcements,” he is cut off by the theme music of John Cena.
“What a paramount night we have tonight on Monday Night RAW, huh?!” opens Cena. He then references the “Anonymous RAW General Manager.” He says he loves absolutely nothing about the RAW Anonymous GM. He says the Anonymous RAW GM and Brock Lesnar have one thing in common — they both show up once a year.
Cena goes on to brag about how The Authority is gone and is never coming back. As Cena continues to talk, the “ding-a-ling, ding-a-ling” noise hits again for the RAW Anonymous GM. Cole tells Cena he’s just the spokesperson, as he backs away. The noise continues as Cena approaches the podium and the laptop. He slowly closes it and does the “cut-throat” sign.
Before he can do anything else, however, “Mr. Money In The Bank’s” music hits, and out comes Seth Rollins, Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble.
Rollins hands his briefcase off to his security team and then asks eveyrone in Tulsa to give Cena a big hand. He tells Cena he has “bad jokes for days.” Cena says he has a lot of them. Rollins says he waives his hand in front of his face like he just discovered them. Cena says he does that right before he beats him. Rollins says he’ll get to that in a minute.
“Mr. Money In The Bank” continues, informing Cena that he sucks on a nightly basis. Rollins says he’s particularly good at taking credit for things he doesn’t do. He talks about how he eliminated Cena at Survivor Series. He says he would have been the sole survivor and The Authority would still be in power if it wasn’t for one man — Sting.
Cena says it was exciting to see Sting, but he forgets the fact that “Team Cena” had one man left. He says they had one man left who took out all three of “Team Authority” members that were left — Dolph Ziggler.
Rollins shrugs off Cena’s comments and says he’s really out to ask this — after a week, can he honestly ask himself, is WWE really better off without The Authority in power? The fans in Tulsa respond with a loud, thunderous “Yes! Yes! Yes!” chant.
Rollins jokes about JBL taking over as GM. He then takes a dig at Batista’s wrestling and acting, saying maybe he could try his hand at GM. He says we can go to the “Way Back Machine” and let Eric Bischoff run things. Cena cuts Rollins off and asks him what his point is.
Rollins says his point is that Cena comes out every week and says what’s best for WWE is what the fans say is best. Rollins says what’s best for WWE is the same thing that’s best for business. He says Cena is the only person who has the power to restore order and bring back The Authority. He tells Cena he has to do it.
Cena tells Rollins he sounds awful bossy. He tells Rollins that The Authority is gone and they aren’t coming back. Cena says Rollins is a normal dude — who wears way too much latax — that always has two “mall cops” with him. He says he does have the power to bring The Authority back. Cena tells Rollins to ask him. Rollins says he did. Cena says to ask him nicely.
This prompts the fans in Tulsa to break out in “let’s go Cena, Cena sucks!” chants as Rollins ponders his next move. Rollins says “will you please bring back The Authority.” Cena says that wasn’t nice enough and tells Rollins to get down on one knee. The Anonymous RAW GM “ding-a-ling” rings again but Cena ignores it. Unfortunately, he can’t ignore it for too long, as Michael Cole chimes in and informs us that Cena and Rollins will compete one-on-one in a “Tables Match” at the TLC pay-per-view.
Cole goes on to inform Cena that if he loses at the TLC PPV, he will no longer be the number one contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Championship. Cole says “a new number one …” but before he can continue, Rollins blasts Cena with the microphone from behind. Cena fights off Rollins, Mercury and Noble, but Kane comes out and blasts Cena with a chokeslam.
This leads to Rollins bringing a table out from under the ring. “Feed Me More” hits and out comes Ryback. Ryback fights off Kane, Mercury and Noble, and then hits Rollins with a big press-slam. When he turns around, however, Kane has a steel chair and begins wailing away at him with it over, and over, and over again.
As Kane continues bashing Ryback with a chair, out comes Erick Rowan. He hits Kane in the aisle with a big boot and enters the ring. He throws Mercury and Noble out of the ring and then manhandles Rollins into the corner.
Out of nowhere, with no music or fanfare, The Big Show comes out and splashes Rowan from behind. The “You Sold Out” chants ring throughout the BOK Center as Show continues his onslaught on the former Wyatt Family member. He blasts Rowan with the top-half of the ring steps outside of the ring.
And then, out of nowhere, “I’m here to show the world!” hits and Dolph Ziggler sprints to ringside, knocking Big Show down in the process. He grabs a ladder from under the ring, only to turn around and get taken out by Luke Harper, who also appears out of nowhere with no music.
Meanwhile, back in the ring, Noble and Mercury and holding Cena as Rollins sets up a table. Cena fights his way free but then Harper grabs him. Cena fights free from Harper, but then turns around right into a knockout punch from Big Show. This leads to Noble and Mercury picking Cena up and handing him off to Rollins, who “triple power bombs” him through the table in the ring, old-school Shield style.
The fans boo as Rollins, Kane, Harper, Noble and Mercury stand tall over a beaten down Cena in the center of the ring. On that note, we head to our first commercial break of the evening.
WWE Tag-Team Turmoil #1 Contendership Match
– Goldust & Stardust vs. A New Day vs. Tyson Kidd & Cesaro vs. The Usos vs. Adam Rose & The Bunny
We return from commercial with Goldust and Stardust already in the ring. Out comes the “A New Day” faction with their fancy new entrance. They do paper, rock, scissors to determine who is in the match, Fabulous Freebirds and Wolfpac style. It ends up being Big E. and Kofi Kingston.
Early on, Kingston and Big E. establish control, however Goldust counters and takes the knee out. Stardust tags back in and works Big E over. Kofi tags back in for a big double team move off the top for the pin. Goldust and Stardust have been eliminated. Cesaro and Tyson Kidd are out next with Natalya. On that note, we head to a mid-match commercial.
When we return from the break, Cesaro is in control of Kofi. Kidd comes in for some double teaming. Kofi counters and tags in Big E. He runs over Kidd but runs into a kick. Big E with a belly to belly. He runs the ropes and splashes Kidd. Cesaro saves Kidd from The Big Ending. Big E dumps them both to the apron and knocks them off with a double clothesline. Kofi tags in from the top. Stardust and Xavier end up attacking Woods on the floor, distracting Kofi, who gets rolled up from behind. Kofi and Big E are eliminated. The Usos are out next as Kidd starts off with Jey Uso. Cesaro comes in and hits a big throw but Uso turns it around to a huge reaction from the crowd. Uso goes at it with Kidd and sends him to the floor. Uso doesn’t see Cesaro tag in and turns around to a big suplex. Uso was going to dive out on Kidd but he used Natalya as a shield. Cesaro goes for a cover, but only gets two. We go to commercial again.
We’re back from another break and this time we see Cesaro dumping Uso again and covers for a 2 count. Kidd and Jimmy Uso get the tag and go at it. Uso hits a big Samoan Drop but Cesaro breaks the pin. Cesaro and Jey get sent to the floor. Natalya tries to help Kidd, apparently distracting Uso and leading to Kidd kicking him in the head. Kidd springboards in but Uso takes him out. Jey tags in and hits a big splash from the top. Cesaro and Kidd are eliminated. Adam Rose and The Bunny are out next with the Rosebuds. Rose gets rolled up early on for talking to The Bunny. The Bunny ends up tagging himself in and Rose isn’t happy.
The Bunny hits a power bomb on Uso from the top for a two count. Rose comes back in and argues with The Bunny. He turns around to a big superkick. Uso tags in and hits a big splash for the win. The Usos are the new number one tag-title contenders.
Winners: The Usos
Backstage: Naomi, The Miz & Damien Mizdow
Backstage, we see Naomi watching on again from the monitor. In walks Miz and Damien Mizdow. Miz says she did some good twerking in her music video. He gives her a card and says someone in Hollywood might be interested.
Backstage: Vince McMahon Arrives
In the parking lot, we see a limo arriving and out comes Vince McMahon. We head to commercial.
Backstage: Tom Phillips With Erick Rowan
Backstage, Tom Phillips is with Erick Rowan. Phillips says he’s done some investigating and has found out that Rowan has an IQ score of 143 and is a winemaker. He asks why Rowan has zero’d in on Big Show. Rowan says because Show is a bully.
Erick Rowan vs. Big Show
Out comes Big Show, who grabs a microphone. He admits that he’s a bully. He shouts to the back to send out his next victim — Erick Rowan. Out he comes.
The bell rings and Rowan immediately goes to work on Big Show. Rowan follows but they come back in and Show takes control. Show beats Rowan around now. Rowan finally fights up and out. He ducks a clothesline and drops Show with one of his own.
Rowan with another shot and a splash in the corner. Rowan clotheslines Show over the ropes. Rowan follows with a big chop and a headbutt. Show counters and slams Rowan into the steel steps. He takes the ring steps and smashes them into Rowan again, only tro get DQ’d for his efforts.
Winner via DQ: Erick Rowan
Backstage: Renee Young Interviews Vince McMahon
Backstage we see Vince McMahon walking. He notices two of The Rosebuds, but keeps walking. Renee Young stops him. Vince says he’s happy because of tonight’s live podcast with Steve Austin on the WWE Network. She asks if Vince is thinking about bringing back The Authority. He says that’s in John Cena’s hands. In his hands, Stone Cold. Vince says the interview is going to be fun and walks off.
Fandango (with Rosa Mendes) vs. Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter)
We return from commercial to see Fandango dancing his way to Rosa Mendes in the ring. Jack Swagger’s music hits but he doesn’t show up. It starts again but we go to the back. Zeb Colter is down holding his leg. Swagger runs over and asks who did this. We go back to the ring and Fandango is getting booed as he poses. Lilian Garcia goes to announce the winner by forfeit but Rosa snatches the mic and says his name all fancy-style. We head to another commercial.
Winner via Forefit: Fandango
Rusev (with Lana) vs. Jack Swagger (with Zeb Colter)
We’re back from the break and we see highlights of Sgt. Slaughter trying to force Rusev and Lana to recite to Pledge of Allegiance per their match-stipulation.
We then see Lana and Rusev in the ring for a promo but fans interrupt her with a USA chant. She plays Rusev up as a victim but brags about his battle royal victory on SmackDown. Rusev says those who have foolishly challenged him have been crushed. For those who don’t listen, like Zeb Colter, have been broken. Lana tell us to stand for a true pledge of allegiance as the Russian flag drops down. She mocks our Pledge for Russia as we see Vladimir Putin on the big screen. Jack Swagger’s music hits and out he comes.
Swagger takes Rusev down and the brawl begins. They fight to the floor where Swagger bashes Rusev into the ringside barricade. Eventually, officials come out and separate the two. Lana runs to the ring with the U.S. title as officials hold Swagger back while she and Rusev leave.
Damien Mizdow vs. Fernando
Next up is singles action between Damien Mizdow and Fernando of Los Matadores. It’s time for singles action on tonight’s “Cyber Monday” edition of RAW.
The bell rings and here we go. Early on, Mizdow controls the action and the crowd is loving it. Miz is on commentary during this one, and is of course taking credit for all of Mizdow’s success.
In the end, Mizdow locks Fernando in the figure-four leg lock and gets the win. After the match, from out of the blue, Uso appears and bitch-slaps Miz at the announce table, yelling at him, “stay away from my wife,” off-mic.
Winner: Damien Mizdow
Bray Wyatt vs. R-Truth
“Tulsa, I’m here. PHEW!” Bray Wyatt takes us to a commercial break. When we return from the break, Wyatt makes his way to the ring. His opponent tonight is none other than R-Truth.
Wyatt dominates from the opening bell, including some punishing offense outside of the ring on the floor. Back in the ring, he does his upside-down amateur wrestling bridge thingy in the corner. From there, boom, Sister Abigail. 1-2-3. Wyatt wins.
After the match, Wyatt goes out to the floor, heads under the ring, and starts throwing chairs and other objects into the ring. The fans chant “We Want Ambrose!,” which Wyatt replies — off mic — “I do, too!” He continues throwing crap into the ring as we head to a commercial break.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
In-Ring Promo: Bray Wyatt & Dean Ambrose
When we return from commercial, Wyatt is sitting in the ring in the dark with a ladder set up. He tells a story, in Wyatt fashion, until Dean Ambrose finally hits the ring. Once he does, it’s on. The two duke it out on the floor. Ambrose sets up a ladder on the floor but Wyatt moves. Ambrose runs across the announce table and splashes onto Wyatt. Eventually the refs and officals separate them. Ambrose destroys Bray’s rocking chair as officials hold him back. Bray looks terrified while seeing this. Then he loses his cool.
Bella Twins vs. AJ Lee & Naomi
The Bella Twins make their way to the ring together for WWE Divas tag-team action. Out comes AJ Lee, skipping their way to the ring. We find out that Naomi was voted as her tag-team partner.
Anyways, the bell rings and here we go. Nikki suplexes Naomi for a pin attempt. Brie comes in and takes over. Brie with a big running uppercut in the corner. Nikki tags back in with a clothesline for a 1 count. More CM Punk chants start as Nikki keeps Naomi down. AJ finally gets the tag and unloads on Nikki. AJ with a splash and a neckbreaker. AJ knocks Brie out of the ring.
AJ hits a big tornado DDT on Nikki but Brie breaks the pin. Naomi dropkicks Nikki but Brie tosses her to the floor. AJ tosses Brie to the floor and hits the Shining Wizard on Nikki. AJ locks Bella in her submission finisher and Bella taps out. AJ and Naomi win.
Winners: AJ Lee & Naomi
Backstage: Santa Foley
Backstage we see Mick Foley dressed up as Santa Claus with a model. He does some of his trademark Mick Foley lines while promoting some WWE Shop merchandise products.
Live Via Satelitte: Paul Heyman
From there, we go live via satellite to “The Advocate” for the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, Paul Heyman.
Michael Cole brings up the stipulation for the John Cena vs. Seth Rollins match at the upcoming TLC pay-per-view. Heyman addresses Cena’s comments from the opening segment where he said Brock Lesnar only shows up once a year. Heyman compares Lesnar’s returns to Christmas and WrestleMania. He says it’s can’t miss, must-see. Heyman says Cena will receive a beating like none other if he can keep his #1 contendership. Heyman says Rollins can’t hide behind The Authority anymore and brings up how he Curb Stomped Lesnar. Heyman no longer accepts Rollins’ previous apology. Heyman brings up how The Undertaker is missing. He brings up Sting and says it would be a retirement match if he faced Lesnar. Heyman says Lesnar will eat through the entire locker room. He says there is an authority in WWE, there is a power and that’s the one with the gold. Heyman says he represents that power and introduces himself. Cena’s music hits and out he comes to the ring for the main event.
John Cena, Dolph Ziggler & Ryback vs. Seth Rollins, Kane & Luke Harper
After a commercial break, John Cena makes his way to the ring for part of tonight’s six-man tag-team main event match. Out next is one of his two partners, “The Show Off” Dolph Ziggler. Finally, Mr. “Feed Me More” himself, Ryback, comes down to the ring.
Next out are the heel opponents, which start with “Mr. Money In The Bank” Seth Rollins, who as always, is accompanied by Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble. Out next is Kane. Finally, the current WWE Intercontinental Champion Luke Harper makes his way down to the ring for tonight’s six-man tag-team main event match.
The leader of the “CeNation” starts things off for his team and want Rollis but Rollins runs his mouth. Harper comes in to start with Cena. Cena strikes first and beat Harper into the corner. Cena with a clothesline and a pin attempt. Cena drops Harper again and pulls Rollins into the ring. Cena with a STF on Rollins but Harper breaks it up. Cena slams Harper again for a 2 count. Ziggler tags in and they double team Harper with a big dropkick. Ziggler with a 2 count. Ziggler with punches and a neckbreaker but it’s blocked. Harper nails Ziggler and in comes Kane. Kane beat Ziggler around but get kicked in the face. Ryback tag in and the crowd pops. Ryback unloads on Kane but Kane cuts him off. Kane misses a clothesline and Ryback hits a Thesz Press. Ryback slams Kane’s head and splashes him for a 1 count. Kane pushes Ryback in the corner and in comes Harper.
Ryback and Harper go at it now. Ryback with a big clothesline for a 2 count. They trade shots in the corner after more back and forth. Ryback blocks a suplex and goes for one of his own but can’t get Harper up. He tries again and holds Harper in the air as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Ryback drops Harper with another suplex for a 2 count. Ziggler tags in and they work Harper over in the corner. Kane tags in and keeps up the attack on Ziggler. Ziggler locks in a sleeper hold. Kane ends up getting out but missing a chokeslam. Ziggler come out of the corner but Kane decks him in mid-air with a right hand. Rollins tags in and works over Ziggler. Harper comes back in with a gator roll. Harper with a double chop to the throat. Harper drops Ziggler again for a 2 count. Kane comes back in to keep Ziggler down. Cena and Rollins finally come in and go at it. Harper runs in and Cena takes him out. Kane comes in and Cena grabs him. Ryback assists with a double suplex. Mercury and Noble get a cheap shot on Cena as the referee was dealing with Ryback. Rollins with a 2 count. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and Kane is in control of Cena with a 2 count. Cena finally hits a dropkick but Harper tags in and slams Cena on his face for a 2 count. Cena goes to tag but Harper drops him with a big kick for a 2 count. Rollins tags in and mocks Cena before hitting a right hand off the top. Cena goes for a tag again but Rollins clotheslines him. Rollins stomps away on Cena now. Rollins with a headlock. Rollins goes down and fans chant “feed me more” for the tag. Ziggler gets tagged instead. Ziggler unloads on Harper and knocks Kane off the apron. Ziggler with a neckbreaker on Harper and a big elbow drop. Ziggler counters and hits the Fame-asser for a 2 count as Rollins breaks it up. Ryback beats on Rollins but Kane makes the save. Cena leaps off the top and takes out everybody else out in the middle of the ring. Cena goes to AA Kane but it’s blocked. Kane kicks Cena out of the ring. Ryback slams Kane. Rollins with a flying knee to the face of Ryback. Ziggler with a tornado DDT on Rollins. In the end, however, the good guys score the win. 1-2-3. Cena’s team wins.
Winners: John Cena, Dolph Ziggler & Ryback