|By Raj Giri||December 29, 2012 | Comments|
Justin Roberts and Charles Robinson came out first and welcomed everyone. The arena was pretty much full except for the top section. As Justin was speaking, Vickie Guererro came out to massive heat and was promptly booed off the stage.
The first match was the Prime Time Players and Jack Swagger vs. Brodus Clay & The Usos. Good match to open the show with Brodus hitting his crossbody on Swagger after the Usos sent the PTP outside the ring with a double super kick.
Santino Marella defeated David Otunga in a short match. Mostly a comedy match with Santino mocking Otunga and failing to do kip ups. David Otunga controlled most of the match, but Santino caught him in the end with the Cobra.
In the next match, Eve defended the Divas championship against Kaitlyn, in what was a surprisingly great match. Kaitlyn hit a Thesz press on Eve, and as they were brawling, they ran over Charles Robinson. This distracted Kaitlyn and allowed Eve to hit a neck breaker and get the win.
After this we saw a backstage promo from Dolph Ziggler in which he claimed he was going to steal the show and defeat John Cena again.
After this Daniel Bryan made his entrance followed by The Shield, who came in from the crowd and proceeded to beat him down. Soon after Kane and Ryback made their entrances. Big pop when Ryback's music hit. They fought briefly and then got situated and the match began. Great back and forth action during the match with lots of "feed me more" chants. Ryback came in and dominated. As soon as Ryback was about to shell shock Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns hit Ryback with a chair to get them disqualified. Eventually a brawl ensued and all the faces hit their finishers on the Shield. Bryan and Kane then hugged it out, and Bryan hugged Ryback.
The next match was Zack Ryder vs Tensai, and Ryder won by roll up after about 30 seconds. The loser had to sing one of the two
Christmas songs on the RAW active poll. Tensai then attacked Zack Ryder, but he countered and hit a nice top rope Rough Ryder. Tensai started to leave, but Mick Foley made a surprise appearance and announced that Tensai had to sing "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."
After intermission Antonio Cesaro defeated The Miz. Both men cut pre-match promos and there were "USA" chants throughout the match.
Next, The New Age Outlaws defeated Team Rhodes Scholars after a fameasser from Billy Gunn. A great surprise with the Outlaws coming out to wrestle. The Outlaws did their pre-match introductions as well, which got a big pop from the crowd. They also received lots of "You Still Got It" chants. Good match, great time watching them wrestle again..
The last match saw John Cena defeat Dolph Ziggler in a steel cage. A fantastic match with lots of near falls and escapes, along with a hot crowd. Zieggler came out with both Big E Langston and AJ Lee, who helped Ziggler out for most if the match. The ending came when the referee was knocked out and Langston hit his finisher on Cena. AJ then slapped Cena, who proceeded to make out with her. Langston then grabbed Cena so Dolph could hit him with the MITB briefcase, but Cena ducked and Dolph hit Big E. Cena hit the AA on Ziggler for the win.
1. John Cena
2. Mick Foley
3. Team Hell No
4. The New Age Outlaws
5. The Miz (he was surprisingly over)
1. Vickie Guerrero
2. The Shield
3. Team Rhodes Scholars
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