It’s the Slammy Awards Edition of Monday Night RAW tonight. Typically, these shows are long and tiring. So I will try to make this seem as enjoyable as possible.
Needs More Seth Green As Dr. Evil’s Son
Jerry Lawler introduced Seth Green, who was promptly interrupted by the Miz and Mizdow. Miz asked why Seth didn’t come visit him but he knows Seth Green is going to put Miz in one of his next projects and he is the A-lister Seth needs. Seth said he sees an A-lister, but it is Damien Mizdow. Miz said no, he is just his stunt double. When Miz turned around, Mizdow tapped Green on the shoulder and told him to call him. They moved on to the Awesome Moment of the Year. The winner will be announced after the Seth Rollins/Dolph Ziggler match.
Rollins landed some early kicks but Ziggler tossed him on the apron then landed an enziguri kick into commercial. Rollins had control back from break and landed a kick to the head. Ziggler fought out of a headlock then moved out of the way of a Rollins splash. Ziggler hit a splash of his own followed by a neckbreaker and elbow. He went for a DDT but Rollins countered. Rollins went for the corner powerbomb but Ziggler countered to a pinfall for two. After a couple of quick exchanges Ziggler hit a DDT for two. Ziggler went for a superkick but Rollins ducked and hit an enziguri kick. Rollins went to the top but Ziggler met him up there. Ziggler ended up backdropping Rollins off the top. Noble distracted the ref, allowing Mercury to push Ziggler off the top. Rollins then hit the Curb Stomp for the win.
WINNER: Seth Rollins
Sting won the “This Is Awesome” moment of the year. Seth Rollins came to the mic and said Sting didn’t deserve the Slammy. Seth said he was accepting the award on behalf of Sting.
Kofi Kingston vs Stardust. Kofi went for an early crossbody off the top but Stardust moved and hit a springboard clothesline. Stardust took control. Stardust show boated a little too much and walked into a hurricarrana from Kofi. Kofi started a comeback. He hit a dropkick in the corner then connected on a high crossbody off the top rope for the win.
John Laurinatis was there to announce surprise return of the year, which went to Ultimate Warrior.
Backstage, Seth Rollins ran into Paul Heyman. Rollins said it isn’t a matter of “if” he will beat John Cena this Sunday. Rollins reminded Heyman of the MITB contract and said that when he cashes it in, Brock will never see it coming. Heyman said his client should be Champion for life, but he knows that Rollins is the future of the WWE. But it is John Cena who is standing in his way. He said this Sunday, Rollins needs to make sure Cena is entrenched in the past.
Random NXT Debuts!
Charlotte takes on Natalya. Charlotte took the upper hand early but Natalya came back with an elbow then a headlock, but Charlotte fell backwards on the mat to break the hold. The two got into a slapping match before Charlotte took Natalya down with the Flair chop. Natalya came back and went for the Sharpshooter. Charlotte went for the Figure Four but Natalya countered into a roll up for the win.
Brock Lesnar defeating The Undertaker won OMG Moment of the Year.
Was RVD In The Back of That Ambulance?
Bray Wyatt came out. He said the first time he saw her she was sitting in that rocking chair, and that was HER chair. Bray said it is something he can never replace, so he decided to take something from Dean Ambrose. They replayed Bray’s beatdown of Ambrose from Smackdown. He said no one has any idea what they are dealing with. Bray said if you get too close to him he will burn you. This Sunday he will look down on Dean Ambrose’s body and no one will shed a tear. He said the end is near.
Suddenly an ambulance appeared with smoke coming out the back and Dean Ambrose appeared. Ambrose threw some tables, ladders and chairs out and brought the ladder and chair to the ring. Ambrose hit Bray with a ladder then threw more chairs in the ring, the base of one hitting Bray right in the head. Wyatt bailed. He came back to the ring and Ambrose threw a chair at him. Ambrose took the mic and said the only way Bray is leaving TLC is in the back of an ambulance. He said this Sunday, he becomes the monster and will eat Bray alive.
AJ won Diva of the Year. She said she redefined what it means to be a Diva. Anyone can win it next year, but she isn’t done being queen yet.
John Cena was interviewed. He brought up the Mr. McMahon podcast and said he knows Seth Rollins is going to bring his A game this Sunday. But Cena said his time isn’t done and he is still going to step up and will prove it once again this Sunday.
The Wyatts Explode! (Because Why Build To An Actual Program/Match)
Erik Rowan vs Luke Harper. Both men came to blows early before Harper took control with a dropkick. Harper did the Gator roll then went to a headlock. Rowan came back with a backdrop and a couple clotheslines followed by a full nelson slam for two. They went to the outside, where Harper grabbed the ladder he brought to ringside and hit Rowan with it, causing a DQ.
WINNER via DQ: Erik Rowan
Harper charged at Rowan but Rowan caught him with a punch then dropped Harper on the stairs. Rowan threw the stairs into the ring and hit Harper with them.
Naomi told Jimmy she talked to Miz’s agent and she has a screen test later this week. Jimmy was upset and said if she is going to Hollywood, he’s going to because he doesn’t trust the Miz.
Damien Mizdow won LOL Moment of the Year. Miz stole the spotlight from Mizdow. He said he had to thank someone who has been there for him since Day 1, and that was the Moneymaker.
Rusev and Lana came out. She said the real LOL moments were the US Economy and our President. Jack Swagger came out. He said what goes around comes around. They broke Zeb’s leg, he is going to break Rusev’s ankle. The two brawled. Swagger eventually applied the Patriot Lock to Rusev. Referees had to pull Swagger off of Rusev.
The More Mizdow The Better
The Usos and Ryback vs Kane, Miz and Mizdow. Ryback and Kane started. Ryback hit a Lou Thesz press and slammed Kane into the mat, then followed it up with a splash. Ryback caught a charging Kane with a boot then hit a shoulder tackle off the second rope for two. Kane tossed Jey Uso into the corner then caught him with a right hand. Miz came in and went to a headlock. Jey hit a hip toss and Mizdow rolled off the apron to the floor. Jey hit a couple of chops then went for a suplex. Mizdow came in and mimicked the movements then did a flip to mimic the suplex. Mizdow then tossed himself to the outside as well into commercial.
Back from break The Usos took Kane on the outside. Miz took Jimmy out back in the ring and sent him over the top. Ryback caught Miz with the Meathook Clothesline then Shell Shocked for the win.
WINNERS: The Usos and Ryback
After the match Seth Green tried to lift Ryback’s hand but couldn’t. The Usos lifted Seth on their shoulders.
Team Cena vs Team Authority won Match of the Year.
AJ defeated Summer Rae with the Black Widow.
For some reason, Chris Jericho doing a crossbody of the top of the cage onto Bray Wyatt won Extreme Moment of the Year. Fandango came out and accepted it for him.
Roman Reigns won Superstar of the Year. He said he’s stepping up his game now, and you better believe that.
Survivor Series Final Push, Part 2
John Cena vs Big Show. Show took control early. Show missed a chest slap in the corner and Cena started throwing some punches. Cena went for a shoulder tackle but Show swatted him away. Show hit a bodyslam and elbow drop for two. Show continued to dominate. He went for a chokeslam but Cena escaped and applied a sleeper. Show powered out of it. Cena ducked a KO Punch and hit a backdrop. He went for the “You Can’t See Me.” Show grabbed Cena and went for a chokeslam. Cena escpaed and hit the AA. But Rollins, Noble and Mercury attacked and caused a DQ.
WINNER via DQ: John Cena
Rollins went for the Curb Stomp off the ladder but Dolph Ziggler came down and pushed the ladder down. Cena and Ziggler took out Mercury and Noble. Big Show took out both of them. Erik Rowan came down but Luke Harper took Rowan out from behind. Show chokeslammed Rowan on the stairs. Ryback came out and took out Show and Harper. Ryback came and took them out. Kane came out with a chair and took out Ryback. Ziggler took out Kane then hit a superkick on Show. Harper put Ziggler face first through the table. Cena hit the AA on Harper. Rollins came in and took out Cena with the Curb Stomp then with Mercury and Noble hit the triple powerbomb through the announce table.
WHAT I LIKED
Damien Mizdow: We got to see Mizdow three times tonight. I thought this character would eventually lose steam, but it hasn’t and I’m glad. I don’t know what this will lead to once Mizdow breaks away from Miz, but he is very entertaining right now. He’s a comedy act but one that the fans love because Mizdow does it so well.
Bray Wyatt/Dean Ambrose: I actually liked the interaction these two had this week. Bray got away from his typical promos and pretty much said he was out to destroy Dean Ambrose this Sunday instead of wanting to change him in some way. Ambrose was good in his typical lunatic fashion as well. Hoping, and expecting, a good match this Sunday.
WHAT I DIDN’T LIKE
Luke Harper vs Erik Rowan: Yes, I understand the match was just a throwaway match that didn’t last long. But I was hoping these two would feud next and I didn’t want to see them have any one-on-one interaction until that happened. Have a build up, maybe a backstory about their time in the Wyatt Family. But instead they were just put in a match for no reason and it didn’t matter.
Charlotte’s Debut: If I had more faith in the WWE, I would think that maybe this would lead to something. But I don’t. To have Charlotte come out and lose in her first match to Natalya, a Diva that is barely used, is just wrong. What good will that do for Charlotte going forward? None whatsoever.
Slammy Format: The format of recent Slammy shows has always bothered me. Presenter, nominees, commercial break, match, then award. Why not just have all the awards announced before the show, have all “voting” be done before the show, then move on. Everything here just seems too choppy and has no flow to it whatsoever.
Nothing about this show really made me want to watch TLC. They’ve taken everything from Survivor Series and broke it into separate singles programs. I expected that, however. Decemeber is typically when the WWE gets into a holding pattern. Nothing big really ever happenes, and the WWE is just waiting to get into Wrestlemania season. That’s why we get what we get in December. Hopefully we can all survive these next few weeks and get into the Royal Rumble. There was no good wrestling on the show as well, and that is in large part to the Slammy format. I’m going to give the show a 2. The WWE is struggling right now.
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