- Rusev def. Big Cass by DQ
- Cedric Alexander def. Noam Dar
- Sheamus, Cesaro and New Day def. The Club and The Shining Stars
- Titus O'Neil vs Sin Cara: No Contest
- Bayley def. Charlotte
- Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins vs Jeric-Owens: No Contest
MONDAY NIGHT RAW - MONDAY DECEMBER 19, 2016
Welcome to Monday Night Raw from Columbus, Ohio and we are 24hrs removed from the final pay per view of 2016, Roadblock: End Of The Line.
We kick things off with WWE Universal Champion Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho in the ring and they cut a promo on the events from last night's pay per view and they roll the footage of Jericho's carefully calculated plan to ensure Owens would retain the Universal Championship
Owens says as much as that Codebreaker hurt it pales in comparison to the hurt that he felt thinking Jericho wasn't his best friend. Jericho then gives Owens the "Hug Of Jericho". They then talk about Santa Claus making lists and looking like a stupid idiot and Jericho says when you steal Jericho's gimmick you just made the list and adds Santa Claus' name to the List Of Jericho
Mick Foley comes out and says Jericho will not badmouth Santa and Jericho's been real naughty and rolls footage of what transpired post match when Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns laid Jericho out with a pedigree and put Kevin Owens through a table
Owens calls himself a national treasure and Jericho mocks Foley's leather jacket saying it's the most ridiculous thing he's ever seen. Foley removes his jacket to reveal an ugly top.
Foley says the reason Rollins and Reigns aren't out here getting a piece of Jeri-KO is because they have a match right here tonight in Columbus, Ohio.
Foley says Santa has brought Jeri-KO a present all the way from the North Pole and points to the ceiling and a shark cage lowers as Foley says at the Royal Rumble it will be Roman Reigns vs Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho will be placed in the shark cage and suspended from the ceiling
Jericho says Foley can't make him get in the shark cage. Foley says that's true but if Jericho doesn't step foot in the shark cage he will never step foot in another WWE ring again
Jericho examines the cage calling it flimsy. Foley says Jericho's safety is first and foremost and tests the cage out locking Jericho in saying it's completely safe. Jericho demands Foley unlock the door and Foley searches for the key
Foley says the bad news is he forgot the key the good news is the cage will not be raised until he gives the signal at Royal Rumble. Foley points a finger to the ceiling and the cage slowly starts to raise up as Jericho screams for someone to get him down
Backstage: Chris Jericho is being tended to by medics as Kevin Owens stands next to him telling him he'll be okay and needs to get it together for their tag team match tonight
RUSEV (W/LANA) VS BIG CASS (W/ENZO AMORE)
Cass on the offense early on. Rusev tries to escape but Cass delivering right hands to the Bulgarian Brutee. One clubbing blow after another and Cass stomps away at Rusev as the official calls for the bell
The winner of the match by DQ: Rusev
Up Next: Sasha Banks speaks on her rivalry with new Women's Champion Charlotte
We are back and Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring and she has a knee brace on her injured leg and she has a crutch to help her get to the ring.
We see photos from the Iron Man Match featuring Sasha Banks and Charlotte.
Sasha says last night she literally gave her blood, sweat, and tears. She says tapping twice nearly broke her leg and it broke her heart. She talks about the history that she has made with Charlote. Last night, she walked out of Roadblock without her Women's Championship. As much as it hurts her and it kills her to say, the better woman won. Sasha says she was taught to win or lose with respect and she wants Charlotte to come out so she can congratulate Charlotte.
Nia Jax' music plays and she makes her way to the ring.
Nia walks around Sasha and she says she doesn't know if Charlotte is here, but she does not care. You can call yourself the boss and be the boss of the sheep in the crowd. You will never be the boss of her. You are weak and you are wounded. You are a little girl.
Nia kicks the crutch away and Sasha falls to the mat. Nia picks up Sasha and she biels Sasha towards the ropes and the injured leg hits the ropes. Nia stands over Sasha with the crutch and then she leaves the ring.
We are back and Sheamus and Cesaro are with Mick Foley. Mick brings up their victory at Roadblock. Mick says he feels like a proud papa because he put them together. Sheamus says they doubted Mick but Mick says he doubted them. MIck says he knew they could change the face of the tag team division and they did. You have created magic in the ring. Mick says he has an early Christmas present. He has new Raw Tag Team Titles, which look like the same ones with red straps. Sheamus gives the old ones to Cesaro and he takes the new ones. Sheamus wants them in green.
Backstage: Braun Strowman is furious with Mick Foley saying Sami Zayn lasted 10 minutes last night because he let him and wants Zayn. Foley says he told Zayn to leave earlier and doesn't know where he is
CEDRIC ALEXANDER (W/ALICIA FOX) VS NOAM DAR
Dar has a kick blocked and Cedric with a back elbow and forearm. Dar with a side head lock. Alexander with a head scissors and drop kick that sends Dar to the floor.
We are back and Alexander with an arm drag and Dar kicks Alexander in the back of the leg. We see Dar hitting a drop kick during the commercial break. Dar goes up top and misses a double stomp to the leg and Alexander with forearms. Alexander hits the handspring round kick and then Alexander goes to the apron and hits a springboard clothesline. Alexander with the Lumbar Check for the three count.
Winner: Cedric Alexander
Post Match: Noam Dar congratulates Cedric. He says he beat Cedric two weeks ago so they are even. He says they are not even because you've got what he wants. He says you still have Alicia Fox. He says Alicia is the real prize and all he wants for Christmas is her.
The New Day make their way to the ring and there is less of a bounce in their step than the previous 483 days.
Xavier says after 483 days, the historic, legendary tag team championship reign of the New Day has hit a roadblock.
Kofi says they cannot mourn forever. Ric Flair could not have become a 16 time champion without losing 15 times. Big E says that will be Charlotte in a month.
Big E says the New Day cannot become your three time champions without losing a few times.
Xavier says they will once again become your WWE World Tag Team Champions.
Cesaro comes out and he is joined by his fellow tag team champion Sheamus.
Sheamus starts to talk and Cesaro stops Sheamus. He tells him not to do it.
Sheamus says he is full of positivity tonight because this really is a new day. It is Day 1 of the reign of the new WWE Tag Team Champion Sheamus.
Cesaro jumps in and they go back and forth saying their names as the crowd reaction changes.
Kofi says after just one day of being tag team champions, they gave you new title belts. Kofi says they had to walk around with those heavy copper belts? He says that someone would out New Day the New Day and they are happy it was you.
Sheamus thanks Kofi but Xavier tells Sheamus 'shame'.
Xavier says when they were saying congratulations, they were talking about Cesaro. Big E says he has cat like reflexes.
Cesaro says it is good to be strong when you are teaming with this guy.
Sheamus wants to know what Cesaro is talking about.
Cesaro mentions Sheamus' ego.
Sheamus says he does not care what anyone thinks about him. He says they are champions because of him so chew on that. He says the New Day's reign of terror is over. The 483 days of disgracing the tag titles is over. Cesaro says they did not disgrace them. Sheamus says if they can be champions for 483 days, he can hold on to the titles for 20 years.
Xavier says for over 483 days there was music, singing, and dancing. There were more than 20 New Day shirts made.. There was cereal, there was the Old Day . . . maybe they should forget about that. They used the Power of Positivity.
Big E says you will never match their reign because . . .
Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows interrupt.
Karl says he sees a bunch of . . . Luke says nerds . . . in the ring. It is sadder that the New Day think they are the greatest tag team champions or that Sheamus and Cesaro think they won the titles on their own.
Luke says if it wasn't for them beating down the Nerd Day, Sheamus and Cesaro would not be the tag team champions.
Epico and Primo come out and they say this is the holiday season so they should not be fighting. Epico says they have the perfect holiday gift. Primo says everyone should have fun at the Shining Stars Resort.
Cesaro rips up the brochure and then Primo and Epico attack Cesaro and then we go to commercial (to get ready for the expected eight man tag match).
SHEAMUS AND CESARO AND NEW DAY VS THE CLUB AND THE SHINING STARS
The match is joined in progress and Primo with a side head lock on Kofi and Primo with a shoulder tackle. Kofi goes for the jumping back elbow but Primo holds on to the ropes. Epico makes the tag and Epico hits a butterfly face buster and Anderson tags in. Anderson sends Kofi back into the ring and he gets a near fall. Anderson punches Kofi and Karl hits a running boot to the head and he gets a near fall. Gallows tags in and he punches Kofi.
Gallows with a round kick and he gets a near fall. Anderson tags in and punches Kofi and then he goes for a reverse chin lock. Anderson with a leg lariat for a near fall. Gallows tags in and connects with punches and an uppercut. Gallows slams Kofi and misses with an elbow drop. Gallows with a kick and Irish whip but Kofi comes off the turnbuckles. Gallows with a choke slam as we go to commercial.
We are back and Anderson with a head lock on Kofi. Anderson with a waist lock and he tries for a belly-to-back suplex but Kofi lands on his feet. Kofi cannot make the tag. They go to the turnbuckles and Kofi hits a tornado DDT. Gallows tags in and he goes after Big E. Primo and Epico with suicide dives onto Cesaro and Sheamus. Gallows with a boot and then he gets Kofi up and Anderson hits a flying boot for a near fall. Anderson runs into a boot and then Gallows is sent to the floor. Big E makes the tag and he hits two overhead belly-to-belly suplexes followed by a belly-to-belly suplex. Big E goes for the Warrior Splash but Sheamus tags in. Epico is sent to the apron for the forearms across the chest.
Sheamus with a Finlay Slam and then he sets for the Brogue Kick but Primo gets involved. Epico with a rollup and then Cesaro tags in and they hit a spike White Noise but Primo breaks up the cover. Anderson hits a running knee to Big E but Cesaro with a pop up European uppercut. Ceasro sets for the swing on Epico and he sends Epico spinning and then he applies the Sharpshooter and Epico taps out.
The winners of the match: Cesaro and Sheamus and The New Day
Backstage: Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady are in the locker room and Enzo takes the blame for Colin's recent problems. Colin tells Enzo to focus on how much fun they are going to have in Columbus.
Enzo is given a letter and he says maybe it is from Ed McMahon. Colin points out that he is dead. Enzo says maybe it is from Vince McMahon. Enzo says maybe they are getting a raise.
The letter says that he has to undergo sensitivity training because he exposed himself last month.
We are back and Neville makes his way to the ring. We see what happened after the Cruiserweight Title Match.
Neville says last night he single handedly destroyed the Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann and his little buddy TJ Perkins and you people cheered him? That's rich. It has been a long time since you people cheered for him. Usually you only cheer for him when you think he is vulnerable or small or in despair. He does not want your cheers or your sympathy. He says you can stick em. Make no bones about it, this is a warning. If your little favourite happens to be on 205 Live because it is too bad. Neville says he is going to obliterate the division.
Rich Swann's music plays and he makes his way onto the stage. Swann wants to know what happened to the man he looked up to.
Neville wants to know where Swann's respect is. He took Swann under his wing in Japan and taught him everything he knows. Your career skyrocketed but where is the respect for the true King of the Cruiserweights.
Swann comes to the ring and he tells Neville he can call himself anything he wants, but as long as he holds this title, he is the best in the cruiserweight division and you cannot handle that.
Brian Kendrick comes out and he tells Swann how dare he talk to Neville like that. Kendrick says he asked how can you start a cruiserweight division without Neville. They are both pioneers and this would not be possible without them. Kendrick says Neville respects him.
Neville tells Swann he needs to learn his place.
Kendrick and Neville surround Swann and Swann with a shot to Neville but Kendrick takes over. Neville kicks Swann and TJ Perkins' music plays and he comes to the ring but Neville with a kick to Perkins and he goes down.
Neville and Kendrick stand over Swann and Perkins.
Kendrick with Sliced Bread #2 to Perkins while Neville walks up the ramp.
We go to the Sensitivity Training and Jinder Mahal, Bo Dallas, Darren Young, and Bob Backlund are in there.
Enzo shows up a little late. He is asked to tell why he is here.
Enzo says he is here today because he showed his co-workers his Italian sausage. He says it was his partner's fault because he left him out of the locker room. He is asked how long he has been with his partner and Enzo says he likes girls.
Enzo is told to take a seat and he 'takes it'.
Jinder starts to speak and he is asked how he spells his name and Enzo interrupts.
We are back with more senistivity training but we go to the ring.
TITUS O'NEIL VS SIN CARA
Cara with a springboard cross body and Braun Strowman's music plays and he comes to the ring.
Cara and Titus stand in the ring because they probably missed Braun's earlier comments. Strowman throws Cara down and then he clotheslines Titus and kicks him to the floor. Strowman with a running power slam to Titus. Cara with a suicide dive but Strowman sends Cara to the mat.
The winner of the match: No Contest
Post Match: Referees come out to hold their arms out to stop Strowman and Strowman does not care so he picks up Cara and carries him onto the stage.
Mick Foley tells Strowman to put Cara down.
Strowman reminds Foley that he told him 'or else'. Strowman tosses Cara off the stage onto a tree and presents. Strowman kicks some Christmas trees and presents.
Officials check on Sin Cara while Foley stares at the damage.
We are back and Kevin asks Chris if he is okay. Kevin tells Chris to calm down and focus on the match. Chris points out it wasn't Kevin who was hanging in that cage like a moron. Kevin says no one thinks Chris is a moron. Chris says you don't know what it is like to be hanging above the ring like a sexy pinata. Chris says he is afraid of heights and he has arachnophobia. Kevin says that is acrophobia. Kevin says Chris is his best friend and his tag team partners.
Chris says that tonight Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns will get . . IT
Charlotte makes her way to the ring.
She tells everyone to bow down to your queen. She says she would call Sasha Banks out here, but after what happened, she might not make it. We saw what happened when Nia Jax got her hands on Sasha. Charlotte says at Roadblock, she knocked the boss out of Sasha Banks. Charlotte says she has solidified herself as the greatest female wrestler of all time. She would dominate everyone. Trish Stratus . . . Fabulous Moolah. Charlotte says she is the queen of pay per view.
You subscribe to the WWE Networking thinking this is the month that you think Charlotte loses and then she disappoints all of you. Charlotte says she is a guaranteed winner. Charlotte says Clemson will beat Ohio State in the college football playoffs. Charlotte says no one is on her level.
Bayley's music interrupts and she makes her way to the ring.
Charlotte wants to know why is Bayley interrupting her.
Bayley says she is not here to interrupt Charlotte, she is here to congratulate her. Sasha versus Charlotte will go down as the greatest women's rivalry in WWE history.
Charlotte says that is enough out of you. She says she doesn't even know why Bayley put on ring gear because she does not belong in the ring. She says that Bayley belongs in the crowd paying to watch her.
Bayley says she was not finished. Now that Sasha and Charlotte is over, it is time for Charlotte and Bayley to begin. Last night there was a scoreboard and it was all about the scoreboard. Their scoreboard is different. It reads Bayley 2 and Charlotte 0. Bayley says she remembers what happened at Survivor Series.
Charlotte says those victories don't count. Charlotte says she held up four fingers for her four title wins and the four of them and Charlotte says she was always number one and Bayley was always number four. The real reason you didn't join her, Becky, and Sasha was that you weren't good enough. Charlotte asks if the truth doesn't hurt.
Bayley says she has heard it before. Why not prove now that she is good enough.
Charlotte asks if Bayley wants to wrestle her after what she put her body through last night. She tells Bayley that she is dressed like a fifth grader so let's go to school.
Charlotte asks for a referee.
CHARLOTTE VS BAYLEY
They lock up and Charlotte with a wrist lock. Bayley with a reversal and Charlotte goes to the mat. Charlotte with a reversal into a side head lock. Bayley with a side head lock of her own and a shoulder tackle. Charlotte kips up. Bayley with a waist lock and Charlotte with a snap mare and figure four head scissors and she rolls Bayley around the ring. Bayley with a wrist lock into a side head lock and take down. Charlotte gets a near fall while Bayley holds on to the side head lock.
Charlotte gets back to her feet and Charlotte escapes. Bayley returns to the side head lock. Bayley returns to the wrist lock and arm bar. Bayley with a rollup for a near fall and follows with a front face lock. Charlotte with a reversal. Bayley with a Japanese arm drag and cross body for a near fall. Bayley wooos and struts. Bayley with a drop toe hold and Bayley spins around on Bayley's back. Bayley with a series of near falls.
We are back and Charlotte drives Bayley's head into the mat. Charlotte kicks Bayley during the commercial break to gain the advantage. Charlotte gets a near fall and then she drives Bayley's head into the mat again. Charlotte with an Irish whip and chop for a near fall. Charlotte with a reverse chin lock. Charlotte with a kick and she sends Bayley to the mat. Charlotte sends Bayley into the turnbuckles. Bayley sends Charlotte into the turnbuckles and Charlotte runs into boots. Both women go for clotheslines and both go down.
Charlotte and Bayley exchange forearms and Bayley takes control. Bayley with a take down and punches to Charlotte. Bayley with running double sledges followed by an elbow to the back and a sliding clothesline. Bayley sends Charlotte to the apron and hits a hanging cutter. Bayley with a shoulder in the corner and then she hits an elbow in the corner. Bayley with a boot to Charlotte and she goes to the turnbuckles but Charlotte knocks Bayley off the turnbuckles and kicks Bayley in the head.
Charlotte walks across Bayley's chest and she goes up top for a moonsault and hits it but Bayley kicks out. Bayley with a crucifix cover for a near fall. Charlotte with chops and an Irish whip and Bayley with a backslide for the three count surprising the champion and handing Charlotte her third loss the scoreboard now reading Bayley 3 Charlotte 0
The winner of the match: Bayley
Vignette: Emmalina Coming Soon
Sensitivity Training: Bo says he will stop pushing his Bo-liefs onto others. Darren Young promises to be more supportive, Jinder promises to think things through and not over-react and Enzo promises to be more sensitive. Rusev walks in and Jinder Mahal blocks Enzo's way. Rusev and Jinder Mahal double team Enzo and Rusev puts him through a table. They leave Enzo laid out before exiting
SETH ROLLINS AND ROMAN REIGNS VS JERIC-OWENS
Rollins stomps away at Jericho. Suplex by Rollins, Reigns gets the tag and drops an elbow on Owens. Owens gets the tag. Reigns with a right hand. Irish whip and Owens with a kick to the face. Superkick attempt thwarted as Reigns drops him to his knees with a right hand. Jericho off the top rope gets met with a right hand.
Irish whip by Reigns and Rollins. Reigns irish whips Rollins into Jericho but Owens pulls Jericho out of the ring. They walk u the ramp and Reigns and Rollins jump them sending them back in the ring.
Rollins unloads on Jericho. Irish whip reversed. Reigns gets the tag. Right hand to Jericho. Rollins gets whipped into Jericho delivering a forearm as we go to break
Back from break, Reigns takes out Jeric-Owens. Owens pulls Reigns out of the ring. Owens gets sent into the barricades. Drive-by to Owens. Back in the ring, repeated clotheslines in the corner.
Jeric-Owens back in control as Owens puts the boots to Reigns. Snapmare by Jericho into a chinlock. Reigns breaks the hold. Jericho connects with a dropkick
Stomp by Owens to Reigns. Rollins and Reigns back in control. Jericho blocks a superkick from Rollins. Jericho misses with the Lionsault. Jericho counters a pedigree. Suicide dive by Rollins onto Jericho sending him into the barricades.
Superman Punch to Owens. Rollins with the running knee to Jericho. Rollins off the top misses with the frog splash. Jericho looking for The Walls. Strowman then makes his way down to the ring and attacks Reigns as the referee calls for the bell.
Strowman enters the ring and Jeric-Owens exits the ring. Strowman picks Rollins up and delivers a running powerslam. Jericho and Owens throw Reigns back into the ring and Strowman delivers a running powerslam to Reigns.