Monday Night Raw TV Report for December 7th, 2015 – “’Tumultuous, Crazy, Levels”
Introduction Segment: Video, Welcoming, and Arena Promo
A recap of last week’s Raw and Smackdown!, featuring Roman Reigns’ WWE World Heavyweight Championship Match with Sheamus and the coming-together of The League Of Nations is shown. The new group is now in the ring, live, as Michael Cole greets us from Charleston, South Carolina.
WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus boasts about Reign’s five-minute-and-fifteen-second hold on the WWE Title, as well as his new faction’s abilities. He tears America down too, insinuating they aren’t big enough to join The League. The lights go out and The Wyatt Family suddenly appear in the ring.
Bray Wyatt tell Sheamus and Company who they are, but that The Family are the ones who command WWE.
The Dudley Boyz and Tommy Dreamer walk out on stage, and while Bray thinks they are in danger and out-manned, Bubba Ray declares that is not true. D-Von tells The Wyatts and The League they have upped the anti, bringing out their former rival and friend from ECW, (and NXT star for a while) Rhyno!
Roman Reigns’ music plays, and he, Dean Ambrose, and The Usos walks through the fans!
Match #1: Sixteen-Man Elimination Tag-Team Fatal-4-Way – The League Of Nations (WWE World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus, United States Champion Alberto Del Rio, King Barrett, and Rusev) VS. The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Braun Strowman, Erik Rowan, and Luke Harper) VS. Team E.C.W. (The Dudley Boyz [Bubba Ray and D-Von], Tommy Dreamer, and Rhyno) VS. The Usos (Jimmy and Jey), Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns
Harper and Bubba, and Ambrose and Del Rio are going at it as we come back. Frequent tags and double-teams happen. Braun throws The Usos and Rhyno onto Tommy from the turnbuckle with a Tower Of Doom, and Erik Rowan is driven to the canvas with a DDT by Dreamer to be taken out!
Eliminated by Pinfall: The Wyatt Family
A brawl breaks out between the three remaining regimes, then Rhyno and Roman are left to face-off! They don’t get to and the “brothers” give a 3-D to Rusev, but Bubba eats a Brogue Kick and The Dudleyz and Tommy are sent to the back.
It is back-and-forth for a bit, including another ad break, until Jey makes the super-hot-tag to his cousin, Roman, who is all over Alberto. He Superman-Punches Barrett off the apron, then does the same to Alberto. Ambrose clotheslines Sheamus over the ropes, then runs to the outside with a dive-between-the-ropes onto Rusev after Roman delivered the Drive-By to Sheamus!
The U.S. Champion throws Reigns into the corner barrier, but an Uso rockets over the top rope. Sheamus holds onto Roman’s ankle, and Alberto hits him with a kick-to-the-head. Reigns still kicks out and manages to counter a Brogue Kick with a Spear, covering to receive the victory!
Winners via Pinfall: The Usos, Dean Ambrose, and Roman Reigns
Later tonight, Divas Champion Charlotte and her father, Ric Flair, will be on MizTV to talk about her match with Becky Lynch last week.
Segment #2: Backstage Promo
Rene Young interviews Sheamus about his TLC match with Roman Reigns this Sunday, asking if his chances have diminished after the previous bout. The WWE World Heavyweight Champion is irate at her question, vowing to demolish Reigns at the Network Show/Pay-Per-View, and he will start that later tonight in the ring.
Segment #3: Video Promo
Stardust babbles on about Jack Swagger until Titus O’Neil shows up behind him. He tries to give some motivation to the second “Bizarre One,” but Stardust implies he doesn’t need it.
Dolph Ziggler makes his entrance, then do Tyler Breeze and Summer Rae. Ziggler is actually scheduled to wrestle Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens, and Breeze and Rae sit at ringside.
Match #2: Single – Dolph Ziggler VS. Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens (Non-Title)
They lockup and Owens shoves Ziggler to the mat. He rolls through on Dolph, but “The Show-Off” turns it into a hammerlock. They shove each other and Owens uses the ropes for a break. Kevin clamps on a standing side-headlock, then gives him a shoulder-block off running off the ropes. He continues to wear him down with a grounding rear-chin lock.
Dolph switches it up and holds Owens against the mat, but the IC Champ puts Ziggler into the corner and chops him hard. Dolph counters a backdrop-try with a kick-to-the-face, then attempts his Leaping-DDT; Owens tosses him, but Ziggler hits back with a dropkick. They fight on the outside a bit later, with Kevin chucking Dolph into the barricade with a fall-away slam. He rolls Dolph into the ring and covers, but “The Show-Off” does not go down. Owens taunts Ziggler and continues to punish him around the ring.
Dolph starts a comeback after moving from a running senton, then he slugs away. He doesn’t last long though, as Kevin hurls him into the ring post and Ziggler tumbles to the floor. Dolph barely makes it in the ring before the ten-count, then still kicks out after a running-senton connects
The IC Champ continues to dominate until he meets the ring post too. Dolph takes advantage and drops an elbow for two, but is dumped back to the floor. The referee starts another count, but Kevin goes to Dolph, who drives him down with the Leaping-DDT!
Ziggler puts Kevin in the ring and almost takes this again, but Owens raises his shoulder and German-Suplexes Dolph! He misses the Cannonball in the corner though, and is face-planted with the Fameasser instead! Owens still kicks out, and after a little shove, he catches Dolph with the Pop-Up Powerbomb and the 1 – 2 – 3!
Winner via Pinfall: Intercontinental Champion Kevin Owens
Post-match, instead of Owens’ music, Dean Ambrose walks out eating popcorn and drinking. He enters the ring and chucks the food and beverage into Owens’ face, infuriating the champion!
Segment #4: Video Promo
The Wyatt Family appear on screen and Bray prophesizes about The Dudleys, Tommy Dreamer, and Rhyno. He goes over to Strowman, who explains what he will do tonight to “The Innovator Of Violence.”
Segment #5: Locker Room Promo
Adrian Neville is putting on his wristbands when The Miz walks in, who wants to continue to entice Neville into joining up with him and getting a career boost. Miz also brings in TV personality Donny Deutsch, who is actually more interested in Adrian and invites him to be on his show, while dismissing The Miz. He gives him his card, as does the Miz, but “The Man That Gravity Forgot” tosses Miz’s credentials and keeps Deutsch’s.
Match #3: Tag-Team – Team B.A.D. (Naomi and Sasha Banks) (with Team B.A.D. partner Tamina) VS. Team Bella (Brie Bella and Alicia Fox)
Sasha and Alicia begin, with Alicia giving Sasha a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker. She gives one to Naomi as well shortly after she is tagged in. brie and Alicia double-dropkick Banks and Naomi, but Tamina yanks Alicia by the hair behind the referee’s back.
Brie is tagged in and goes into “Brie Mode,” but is tripped up and hit with the Rear-View by Naomi to give Team B.A.D. this one!
Post-match, Tag-Team Champions The New Day strut out and bonds with Sasha, Naomi, and Tamina, dancing with them and giving them horn headbands.
Match #4: Tag-Team – Tag Team Champions The New Day (Kofi Kingston and Big E.) (with Tag-Team Champion and New Day partner Xavier Woods) VS. The Lucha Dragons (Kalisto and Sin Cara) (Non-Title)
Prior to this contest, The Tag Champs cut a promo about themselves and how great they really are. (Note: The Usos are on commentary.)
This begins with Kofi and Sin Cara pretty evenly, until Cara rockets through the ropes onto Big E, however Langston holds on and tosses him with an overhead belly-to-belly! Woods plays the trumpet in Cara’s face.
The New Day control now, triple-mudhole-stomping Kalisto in the corner. He botches a tilt-a-whirl slam but makes the hot-tag to Sin Cara. On the outside, Xavier gets in The Usos face with the trombone. Jimmy and Jey steal the trombone away and hit Xavier; Kofi is distracted, which allows Cara to roll him up with an O’Connor Roll and finish this!
Winners via Pinfall: The Lucha Dragons
Post-match, The Usos tease New Day more as they walk to the back.
Up next, The Miz will be chatting with Divas Champion Charlotte and her dad, Ric Flair!
Segment #6: Arena Promo
Miz is in the ring and brings out Divas Champion Charlotte and her pivotal father, Ric Flair. First, Charlotte criticizes Miz for not giving her father due process in his intro, so she rephrases, calling him “the only two-time Hall Of Famer.”
Miz gets to the point and inquires about her recent turn, wondering if she is taking more of her daddy’s side. Charlotte admits she will now do whatever she has to to win. Ric interjects and makes it known that he is backing his daughter at TLC, standing by her side during her match against Paige.
Miz is eager to find out what Charlotte would tell Paige, and brings her out, despite earlier telling Charlotte that Paige isn’t here. She walks out and takes a few shots, then slaps Ric and mocks his strut. Flair orders his daughter to “get her,” so Charlotte sweeps her up and tries to punch, but Paige scurries to the ramp.
Up next, Ryback will take on Rusev!
Match #5: Single – Ryback VS. Rusev (with Lana)
Rusev rolls to the outside at first for a quick break, then gets back in and they engage in an elbow-collar tie-up. Ryback gets the better with a suplex and a twisting plancha to the outside! In the ring, Ryback goes for the pin but Rusev gets his shoulder up at two. Ryback punches Rusev around the ring into a corner, then gives him a classic suplex.
Rusev reverses and launches Ryback to the floor as he was running, then uses the ropes to damage Ryback’s left-arm more.
Soon after, Rusev takes control. Outside the ring, Ryback runs into Lana, which enrages Rusev. He locks on The Accolade while the referee tries to break him up.
Winner via Disqualification: Ryback
Match #6: Single – Stardust VS. Jack Swagger
This one is already in progress, and Swagger soon forces Stardust to tap to the Patriot Ankle Lock!
Winner via Submission: Jack Swagger
Post-match, Del Rio attacks Jack from behind with a chair, but the “All-American-American” fights back. Del Rio trips over Colter’s scooter and runs off. Swagger gets in Zeb’s face, trying to make him remember what he once stood for with “we the people.”
Segment #7: Video Promo
Another Adam Rose gossip airs.
Segment #8: Backstage Promo
Alberto Del Rio berates Zeb for tripping him up with the scooter; Colter responds, telling Del Rio is was because of him that the U.S. Champ is where he is at. Alberto doesn’t want to hear it and pushes a chair against Colter, then backs off. Zeb drives away and Del Rio chucks the chair in anger.
Match #7: Single – Tommy Dreamer (with The Dudley Boyz [Bubba Ray and D-Von] and Rhyno) VS. Braun Strowman (with Wyatt Family members Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, and Erik Rowan)
Strowman completely destroys Dreamer, finishing him with his reverse Cobra Clutch.
Winner via Submission: Braun Strowman (with The Wyatt Family)
Segment #9: Arena Promo
Roman Reigns comes to the ring first and climbs the ladder in the ring. He compares the ladder to his main-roster career, using the rungs as the examples. Sheamus meets his challenger, but does not enter into physical contact. Roman eggs him on, but Sheamus doesn’t bite. He believes Reigns is setting him up, so he delays going into the squared circle.
Sheamus lists the reasons of why he will not enter the ring, but Reigns keeps taunting and making fun of him. Eventually, the WWE Champion tries a blind-side assault, but Roman fends him off. They scrap all around the arena, using various objects in the process. Finally finishing from the announce table, Roman Spears Sheamus through a table that was set up against the ring. Sheamus looks to be out-cold as Reigns clutches his elbow and poses for the fans to close the show.
End Of Raw.