- Cesaro and Sheamus def. New Day
- Nia Jax def. Scarlett
- Charlotte def. Bayley
- Neville def. TJ Perkins
- Darren Young and Bo Dallas vs The Shining Stars: No Winner
- Braun Strowman def. Seth Rollins by DQ
- The Club def. The Golden Truth
- Rich Swann def. Ariya Daivari
- Roman Reigns def. Kevin Owens
MONDAY NIGHT RAW - DECEMBER 26, 2016
Welcome to Monday Night Raw from Chicago, Illinois and Stephanie McMahon kicks things off welcoming everyone to Monday Night Raw. She says Mick Foley had a busy Christmas and therefore has been given the night off.
Before she can continue, Stephanie is interrupted by Seth Rollins. Rollins wishes Chicago a Merry Christmas and says they likek him more than Stephanie. Rollins asks if Triple H got everything he needed. Stephanie says whenever Rollins goes low, she goes high and says Triple H is the COO of WWE
Rollins says he used to be one of the baddest dudes and last year was primed to win the Royal Rumble but this year he's nowhere to be found because Stephanie has him all suited up and will eb remembered as the biggest coward of all time
Stephanie says she's not Triple H's keeper and he is more of a champion than Rollins will ever be. Rollins says he came to Chicago for a fight and says last week Braun Strowman stuck his nose in Rollins' business so this week he wants a match.
Roman Reigns comes out to the ring. Stephanie says Roman probably came out because he wants Braun Strowman as well. Reigns says Strowman made a big mistake last week so he came here for a big fight. Rollins tells Reigns to get to the back of the line he wants Strowman first. Reigns says he'll go to the back and find Strowman himself.
Rollins says then he's going to join Reigns the way they used to do things. Reigns says they should beat Strowman up in the back and drag him out to the ring and powerbomb him through a table. Stephanie gets all fired up and says Smackdown is going to be in this very building tomorrow night and a certain Lunatic Fringe will be in attendance and suggests one night only they reunite The Shield
Stephanie says that's too bad because that ain't going to happen and if Rollins is looking for a fight tonight he's got it against Braun Strowman and tonight Roman Reigns defends the US Title against an opponent of her choosing. Speaking of championship matches, we're going to kick things off with a Tag Team Championship rematch.
TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP: NEW DAY VS CESARO AND SHEAMUS
Quick roll up by Woods and New Day with the double team on Sheamus. Cover by Kingston but only a 2 count. Right hand by Sheamus. Sheamus irish whips Kingston into Cesaro. Kingston with a flying headscissors and Woods and Kingston take turns stomping on Cesaro.
Woods irish whips Kingston into Cesaro and Kingston connects with a dropkick. Woods continues the offense and Cesaro hits an uppercut. Cesaro stumbles into the referee creating a distraction allowing Sheamus to pull the ropes down sending Woods to the outside as Raw goes to break
Back from break and the champions are in control. Kingston gets knocked off the apron. Cesaro tags and Sheamus with the Irish Curse. Cesaro follows it with the double stomp off the top rope. Cesaro looks for the Cesaro Swing but Woods counters.
Woods sends Cesaro to the outside and slides through the second ropes nailing Cesaro with a Tornado DDT. Shoulder to the gut of Sheamus and New Day back in control. Kingston with a dropkick to Sheamus and launches himself over the ropes onto Cesaro. Kingston back in plants Sheamus with an SOS
Woods tags back in after Kingston connects with a kick to Sheamus. Elbow to the chest by Woods and a nearfall but Cesaro makes the save. Cesaro in picks Woods up for the Giant Swing
Bit E up on the apron for the distraction. Trouble In Paradise countered and Cesaro launches Kingston over the ropes onto Big E. Sheamus with the blind tag as Cesaro picks Woods up. Woods goes for the Honour Roll but Cesaro ducks and Sheamus connects with the Brogue Kick for the three count
The winners of the match: Sheamus and Cesaro
Tonight: Seth Rollins vs Braun Strowman
Video: A look at Brock Lesnar and Goldberg's entrant into the 2017 Royal Rumble
Backstage: Braun Strowman is walking and has people running. He then runs into Jeric-Owens and Owens says talk about someone who decked the halls last week. He says Strowman is just the man they were looking for and Jericho says he wouldn't want to be on the List Of Strowman.
Strowman asks what they want. Owens says when he gets through with Reigns and retains the title that Strowman is next in line. Jericho delivers a message to Strowman saying there are rumours floating around as to why Strowman didn't beat Sami Zayn and that some are calling him a stupid idiot
Backstage: Bayley walks in on Golden Truth who are talking and says she has a Christmas present and asks how about a hug. Bayley gives Goldust a Dusty Rhodes teddy bear and walks off. The Club then walk in. Anderson calls them nerds playing with their little Christmas toys. Anderson then takes the bear and pulls its head off handing it back to Goldust
NIA JAX VS SCARLETT
Nia kicks Scarlett into the corner and biels her across the ring. Nia with a few splashes into the corner. Nia with a Samoan drop and Nia gets the three count.
The winner of the match: Nia Jax
Post Match: After the match, Nia tells Scarlett to get a better role model and then she hits a leg drop.
Backstage: Bayley is walking as we go to commercial
Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho enter and Kevin says they are here to make a protest against Mick Foley. Kevin reminds Stephanie he won at Roadblock but Roman is getting a rematch and Chris has to hang above the ring like a sexy pinata hundreds of feet above the ring. Chris says he will break out if Mick puts spiders in the cage. He will have acneacraarachophobia.
Chris says that Stephanie said that Roman was going to get a United States Title Match so why not give him a chance since he does not have a match.
Stephanie says that she hates officials who take advantage of their positions. She says Roman will face the man who beat him at Roadblock . . . Kevin Owens.
Kevin says they will make history tonight as the Universal and United States Champions.
Bayley makes her way to the ring.
Bayley says she loves Chicago and she says that she hopes Santa gave them everything they asked for. Bayley says Christmas came early for her because she pinned Charlotte for the third time and she is pretty sure that makes her the new number one contender. All Bayley has dreamt about is holding the Women's Title.
Charlotte Flair interrupts and says she knows that Bayley enjoys playing wrestler. Charlotte tells Bayley that she did not beat her. Bayley says that when the referee raises your hand after the three count, you won the match. We take a look at last week when Charlotte may have kicked out of the back slide before the three count.
Charlotte says she kicked out. If it was someone like you, you would have to deal with the loss. Charlotte says that since she was raised in the industry, she was taught to have a good lawyer with her. She says they came to a settlement, your victory has been expunged from the records so it never happened. Charlotte wonders if she cannot relate to someone so average. Charlotte says she was born with a silver spoon. She did not wait in line and she did not cut coupons.
Charlotte says she remembers how Bayley reacted when she won the NXT Championship. Charlotte says she was secretly laughing at Bayley the entire time. Charlotte says she is not unreasonable and because this is the holiday season, she will give Charlotte another shot at her childhood dreams, a match right now. Bayley agrees to the match. Charlotte tells Bayley that in the settlement she was guaranteed a referee who would call it down the line. That referee will be Dana Brooke.
BAYLEY VS CHARLOTTE FLAIR
They lock up and Dana keeps Bayley out of the corner and Charlotte with a shoulder and chops. Bayley kicks Charlotte in the corner and the referee pulls Bayley out of the corner. Bayley with a belly-to-belly suplex to Dana. Charlotte with a forearm to Bayley and Charlotte with more forearms. Charlotte floats over and Bayley with a hip toss and sliding clothesline for a near fall as a new referee comes to the ring.
Charlotte with a knee and she sends Bayley into the turnbuckles. Bayley returns the favor. Bayley Bayleys up and sends Charlotte into the turnbuckles. Bayley goes up top and hits a cross body for a near fall. Bayley with a shoulder into the corner and then he hits an elbow and then goes for a suplex but Charlotte holds on to the ropes. Charlotte with a back breaker and then she sends Bayley into the turnbuckles for a near fall. Bayley kicks Charlotte away on a figure four set up and Bayley hits the belly-to-belly suplex and Dana pulls the referee out of the ring. Bayley chases Dana around the ring and Charlotte with a rollup and her feet on the ropes for the three count.
The winner of the match: Charlotte
Backstage: Stephanie McMahon is in the back and she tells Braun Strowman to stop what he is doing. Braun says he is looking for Sami Zayn. Stephanie says that he needs to focus on his match. Braun says he wants both men because he is multitasking. She gives Braun a match against Sami Zayn next week. Braun says he wants to face Sami in a Last Man Standing Match. Stephanie says that Braun is a destructive force and he wants Braun to see Sami in Seth. He wants Braun to do to Seth what he will do next week against Sami Zayn.
NEVILLE VS TJ PERKINS
Neville refuses the hand shake before the match starts. They lock up and Neville with a wrist lock. Perkins with a drop kick and European uppercut. Perkins with kicks and a running knee to the head for a near fall. Perkins with a side head lock and Perkins with a head scissors and a jumping side kick that sends Neville to the floor. Perkins with a corkscrew pescado onto Neville.
Neville is rolled back into the ring and Perkins goes up top. Perkins with a cross body for a near fall. Perkins with a kick to the chest. Perkins puts Neville in the tree of woe but Perkins misses a baseball slide when Neville pulls himself up. Neville with an enzuigiri that sends Perkins to the floor. Neville runs Perkins into the ringside barrier. Neville rolls Perkins back in and Neville with elbows to the head. Neville with a reverse chin lock into a rear chin lock. Perkins lands on his feet but Neville with elbows. Perkins goes to the apron and he slides back in. Perkins with a drop kick and then a slingshot drop kick.
Perkins with a double underhook face buster for a near fall. Perkins and Neville with punches. Neville with a series of kicks. Neville floats over and then he is sent to the apron. Perkins catches Neville and sets for the Detonation Kick and connects. Perkins goes for the knee bar but Neville drops down and gets the three count.
The winner of the match: Neville
After the match, Neville is asked what is next for him.
Neville says when you leave a line of bodies in your wake, suddenly everyone wants to talk to you. You Americans only talk about him when you insult his accent or think his accent is too bland for television. Maybe you don't think this face is appropriate for Raw. It is your ignorance and your arrogance that has prevented you from appreciating him. Neville says you will see him beat the Cruiserweight Champion tomorrow night because he is the King of the Cruiserweights.
Michael Cole mentions Sensitivity Training and we see what happened last week.
We see Colin pushing Enzo in a wheelchair as we go to commercial.
BRAUN STROWMAN VS SETH ROLLINS
Strowman in control early on but Rollins hits the high knee Strowman places Rollins on the turnbuckle and runs into a series of boots. Rollins with a blockbuster. Kick to Strowman
Strowman with a backdrop over the top rope and Strowman goes to the outside mowing Rollins down. Rollins is rolled back into the ring. Sami Zayn's music plays and Zayn attacks Strowman from behind running him into the ring post. Strowman chases after Zayn through the crowd. Chris Jericho sneaks into the ring and lays Rollins out with a Codebreaker
The winner of the match by DQ: Braun Strowman
Backstage: Kevin Owens says tonight he and Chris Jericho are going to own the Universal and United States Championship
GOLDEN TRUTH VS THE CLUB
Goldust unloads on Anderson and throws him into Golden Truth's corner putting the boots to Anderson. Truth in now and Goldust irish whips him into Anderson and Truth connects with a clothesline. Hiptoss to Anderson and a knee drop followed by a leg drop.
Anderson backs him into the corner. Gallows in and Truth gets pushed into a boot by Gallows. Elbow by Gallows and Anderson back in with a chinlock. Truth off the ropes and Anderson with a kick back to the chinlock.
Gallows with right hands and Truth connects with a heel kick. Both teams get the tag and Goldust unloads with clotheslines. Open palm strike and a powerslam to Anderson. Goldust follows Anderson to the outside throwing him into the barricades
Anderson is rolled back in and a running bulldog. Clothesline to Gallows and Anderson rolls Goldust up from behind for the three count
The winners of the match: The Club
RICH SWANN VS ARIYA DAIVARI
Daivari with punches and kicks as the bell rings. Swann punches Daivari and Swann with a slingshot arm drag. Daivari with a neck breaker for a near fall. Daivari goes up top and misses a frog splash. Swann with clotheslines and a back heel kick and a double stomp to the back. Swann with a back heel kick to the head for the three count.
The winner of the match: Rich Swann
Post Match: Swann says Neville calls himself the King Of The Cruiserweights. There's no denying he's one of the best but if it's a fight he wants then it's a fight Neville is going to get, Neville then attacks him from behind
Backstage: We are back and Daivari is asked about his loss and what led to his defeat. Daivari says the fear of interference from Jack Gallagher cost him the match. Jack Gallagher shows up and he wants to know why he was called a scoundrel. He will allow Daivari to retract his slander.
Gallagher says they need to settle this the proper way. He challenges Daivari a duel. Daivari asks if he is Alexander Hamilton. Gallagher says he would be more like Aaron Burr and he slaps Daivari with a glove.
UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP: KEVIN OWENS VS ROMAN REIGNS
They lock up and Reigns gives a clean break. Owens with a kick and a side head lock. Owens with a shoulder tackle and kick. Owens with a side head lock. Roman with a shoulder tackle and Owens goes to the floor. Owens wants Reigns to back up as he tries to get back into the ring. Owens decides he is not ready to return to the ring so he stays on the floor. Reigns goes to the floor and he punches Owens and sends him back into the ring.
Owens with a punch and kick followed by forearms. Owens with a kick but Reigns with a clothesline. Chris Jericho's music plays and he almost gets into the ring but Reigns stops him from getting in the ring. Owens with a DDT and a back senton for a near fall.
We are back and Owens stands over Reigns. Owens with kicks and a punch. Reigns with two clotheslines followed by a leaping clothesline. Reigns with NeverEnding Story in the corner but Owens gets out of the corner and hits a thrust kick. Owens mocks Reigns before hitting the cannonball and he gets a near fall. Owens kicks Reigns in the back and then he applies a reverse chin lock. Reigns gets back to his feet and he punches Owens but Owens with a knee and he sends Reigns to the floor.
Owens goes to the floor and he sends Reigns into the ringside barrier. Owens gets back into the ring and then he goes back to the floor and Reigns with a Drive By and then he sends Owens into the ringside barrier. Reigns is able to do the full NeverEnding Story. Reigns with a boot and Samoan drop for a near fall. Owens goes to the apron and then Owens with a cutter onto the top rope. Owens with a lungblower for a near fall.
Reigns with an elbow but Owens with a forearm. Reigns with a forearm and they continue with the forearms. Reigns blocks a kick and Reigns hits a sit out power bomb for a near fall. Seth Rollins comes out and he attacks Jericho and hits a thrust kick and Rollins with a Pedigree to Jericho. Owens with a super kick to Rollins on the floor. Reigns with a spear for the three count.
The winner of the match: Roman Reigns
Post Match: Reigns and Rollins stand over Owens in the ring. Rollins with a crotch chop and he hits a Pedigree. Reigns hits a spear on Jericho.