WWE RAW Results (12/27) - The Nexus Returns, More!
Lawler hammers away with lefts and rights. Dropkick takes Miz down as do two more. The crowd is back into this now. Miz reverses a slam and puts him in the corner. The running clothesline Mizes (anybody? Anybody at all?) but Miz gets a clothesline over the top rope. Lawler knocks him off the top and Miz's head hits the steps. FREAKING OW MAN! Riley gets on the apron but Morrison uses the distraction to drill Miz with the knee. LAWLER WINS BY COUNTOUT!!! Match ran about 9:45.
Rating: C. This was exactly what it was supposed to be. Miz beat the hell out of Lawler. Lawler stayed in this just long enough to survive, and Morrison is in Miz's head for the title match next week. The quality wasn't great of course but it wasn't supposed to be. This was what it was supposed to be: furthering of the Miz vs. Morrison rivalry. And let the people saying I'm crazy and biased begin.
Sheamus is looking at his crown when Punk comes up to him. Punk talks about how Cena has disrespected him time after time and how he's been on the receiving end of Cena's insults over the last year. He's right too.
Eve Torres/Gail Kim vs. Alicia Fox/Melina
Alicia has red hair now. She and Eve start us off. Lawler is back on commentary and Natalya is a guest for this match. Cole tag off to Gail as the crowd isn't seeming to care. Everything breaks down and Melina hits the Sunset Split to beat Gail in approximately 2:00. Natalya slaps Melina post match. No rating as this was simply to get Melina over a bit more. Love that jet black hair.
Alicia Fox/Melina b. Gail Kim/Eve Torres @ 2:00 - Sunset Split to Gail
Punk talks to the trainers, saying that they need to be ready for Cena tonight. Actually scratch that as trainers won't be enough as we need EMTs. I want to know what's coming now.
Zach Ryder vs. Daniel Bryan
We come back with this already in progress. The Bellas are with Bryan of course. Ryder gets basic offense going but taps out in a little over a minute shown to the LeBell Lock. The Bellas come in to celebrate and we get an E-Mail. This coming year is going to be the best everůMIZ ATTACKS LAWLER! Miz runs in and destroys Lawler as Cole is reading, ramming him into the barricade and leaving him laying. Skull Crushing Finale to the floor leaves Lawler laying. I guess Bryan just kind of left. If Matthews is coming in to the broadcast team full time, there's his door.
Back from a break and Cole is concerned. Josh doesn't believe him.
Sheamus vs. Randy Orton
BIG pop for Orton. Orton controls early for the most part with all of his basic stuff. The color difference is striking here as Orton is almost orange and Sheamus is almost clear. Elevated DDT is countered and Orton fires away. Sheamus hits the floor and rams Orton's head into the post. Orton may be bleeding from the back a bit. Sheamus goes aerial with a flying shoulder block for two as we take a break.
Back with Sheamus holding a modified crossface chickenwing on Orton. Sheamus hammers away for a few minutes with big forearm shots and clubbing blows that get him nowhere. He charges in the corner but his shoulder hits the post. Orton gets a suplex with one foot on the top rope and one on the middle rope for a close two. Mild boo/yay as they slug it out. Orton gets the Angle Slam for two. Sheamus is almost the same color as the mat.
RKO is blocked and reversed into the Irish Curse Backbreaker for two. Brogue Kick is ducked and another RKO attempt fails as Sheamus takes his head off with an axehandle. Here comes the High Cross but Orton reverses into the backbreaker. Sheamus avoids the third RKO and heads outside. He sets for another shoulder block but jumps into the RKO to end it at 14:15. Oh sweet merciful psychology how I love you!