WWE RAW Results (12/27) - The Nexus Returns, More!
John Morrison vs. Alex Riley
After a break we're ready to go. During the break there was an e-mail and the stipulations are confirmed. Miz is up on the apron as Morrison hits a Russian leg sweep for two. Riley takes over after a distraction from Miz and hammers away for a bit. Morrison makes the standard comeback but Miz grabs his foot on the Flash Kick and gets thrown out. Riley gets a rollup for two but Morrison gets the Flash Kick and running knee to end this in approximately 4:30.
John Morrison Alex Riley @ 4:30 - Running Knee to the Head
Rating: C. Basic match but it did the job it was supposed to. Morrison gets a win he's supposed to and Riley loses a match he's supposed to. Nothing special about it but nothing bad about it either. The rating of average is about as perfect as it could be right here.
Morrison goes over to Lawler and says the title match is NEXT WEEK and it's falls count anywhere. All of a sudden I'm not sure how secure Miz's title reign is as that could mean a quick Morrison run for the title switch again at the Rumble.
Back from a break Miz yells at Riley who yells back.
Punk talks to a cameraman and says he needs to make sure that every shot is perfect tonight, even moreso than Snooki on New Year's Eve. Damn it.
Bryan is with the Bellas who are talking about Christmas when Kidd comes in. He talks about how he's going to be the next US Champion and that you should watch his match with Mark Henry later.
Josh talks to Orton who says that he's going to be champion again and tonight the reign of Sheamus ends. Nothing special here at all.
Mark Henry vs. Tyson Kidd
Jackson Andrews is the bodyguard of Kidd and is here with him. Henry tries a flying ass drop but can't hit it. Kidd, with hair growing in now, takes control for a little bit but tries to charge at him and runs into the World's Strongest Slam to end this at about 2:15. Well that was abrupt. Post match Andrews comes in and we have a showdown. Henry hits Andrews with the Slam as well.
Mark Henry b. Tyson Kidd @ 2:15 - World's Strongest Slam
Miz vs. Lawler later still. That hasn't changed in the last 40 minutes.
Cole is joined by Matthews on commentary here. That might explain Lawler being in the ring so often: getting Matthews in his spot and making him more familiar. Before this starts Miz talks about how awesome he is and how he is a master of the science of professional wrestling. He yells at the audience to stop talking while he is, drawing loud boos. Why mess with the classics I suppose.
Lawler is in a WWE shirt and regular pants because his luggage was lost in a storm. Miz shows off to start including walking on Lawler's back. Lawler fights back with his vast array of offense including shoulders and punches. We keep getting quick shots of Riley which makes me think shenanigans are up, especially with the title match looming. Miz locks on the chinlock as we talk about the TLC match. Matthews finally tells Cole to shut up. The blowoff of Cole being a dick is going to be epic beyond words.
Miz is taking time to get through with Lawler as another sign points to s surprise ending. Miz rakes the eyes and Lawler is more or less just taking a beating. Cole says he's uncomfortable watching this as Lawler is taking too much of a beating. Lawler is standing in the corner and Morrison comes out. Lawler takes a clothesline in the corner and starts dodging. He looks pretty bad here but it's time to fight. No strap to pull down though.