WWE Raw Report CALDWELL'S WWE RAW RESULTS 12/2 (Hour 2): The Shield vs. Team GoldShow six-man tag, Del Rio loses to "Sin Cara," more
Dec 2, 2013 - 10:12:03 PM
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WWE Raw TV Results
December 2, 2013 - Episode #1,070
Live in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Aired on USA Network
Report by James Caldwell (@JCTorch), PWTorch assistant editor
Second Hour Raw Results
Back from break, Daniel Bryan was shown frantically looking around. Bryan then bumped into DOO Kane, re-uniting in a strange setting. Kane told "little Daniel" that he will also be in a handicap match at the TLC PPV, facing all three of the Wyatts. Bryan sold with hands-on-hips annoyance as Kane quietly and sarcastically said, "Yes, Yes, Yes." Kane left, then Bryan sold perhaps having a plan.
In-ring: R-Truth's music played to bring out Truth and Xavier Woods. WWE replayed Truth starting a beef with Tons of Funk after they "stole" the Funkadacytls last week on Raw. Tons of Funk then came out wearing funky glasses to set the mood for the "dance grudge match."
4 -- R-TRUTH & XAVIER WOODS vs. TONS OF FUNK (BRODUS CLAY & TENSAI w/Cameron and Naomi)
Clay took umbrage to Truth stealing a main-event player like his dance moves, then Tensai tagged in, prompting another canned debate on whether it's "Tensai" or "Sweet T." Clay offered some gyrations in Truth's face, which JBL called "torquing," then corrected himself to "twerking." Xavier tagged in and hit Honor Roll, but the pin was broken up. Clay then fired up an angry corner splash on Xavier before jiggling to the second rope. But, Xavier avoided a big splash and forced Clay onto his back with a roll-up for the pin and the win.
Post-match: Truth quickly dragged Xavier out of the ring to avoid an angry response from Clay. Tensai then tried to calm down Clay, but Clay shoved him across the ring. Clay calmed down after seeing the error of his ways as Tensai tried to remain calm for his partner.
WINNERS: XavierTruth at 4:09.
Still to come: Another six-man tag. It's The Shield against Cody Rhodes, Goldust, and Big Show, who apparently has been "cleared to wrestle" following last week's concussion mess.
[Q6] [Commercial Break at 9:16]
Slammys Next Week: Double Cross of the Year. Lawler again talked in vague terms about some "very interesting double-crosses this year."
In-ring: Sin Cara's music played to bring out Cara for the first time in several weeks. Cara, sporting a new shoulder tattoo (apparently it's "new" because he's Hunico), slid into the ring and did some moves before Cole plugged TLC in two weeks. Alberto Del Rio's music played to bring out Del Rio for another round of Del Rio vs. Cara. On the mic, Del Rio said "this piece of trash from Mexico" represents people trying to cross the border. Tonight, he's going to beat him down, call immigration, and send him back across the border. The announcers said Zeb Colter loves this match.
5 -- ALBERTO DEL RIO vs. SIN CARA
As the bell sounded, Cole announced that Natalya will challenge A.J. Lee for the Divas Title in two weeks at TLC. As the match started (complete with Sin Cara mood lighting), Lawler hyped the Lucha Libre style of wrestling, then JBL went back to the 2012 commentary about Sin Cara being "really, really ugly." The announcers continued to cut up as Del Rio worked on Cara.
Del Rio went for a big corner enziguiri, but completely airballed when Cara ducked. Sin Cara capitalized with a top-rope splash, then pinned Del Rio for the pin and the win, shocking the crowd. Sin Cara celebrated in the crowd while Del Rio recovered on the floor.
WINNER: Sin Cara (Hunico) at 4:44. Del Rio just tumbled down the ladder two weeks removed from challenging WWE's top star for the World Title. Now he has to work his way back up, apparently.
Cena-Orton Flashback: August 2007 when Orton punted John Cena, Sr. in the head. The look and feel of that clip was so much more "hip" and "happening" than today's sanitized, corporate-feeling arena setting.
[Q7] [Commercial Break at 9:30]
Backstage: Renee Young brought in World Hvt. champion John Cena. Cena talked about what being Unified WWE champion would mean - combining the WWE Title and the history of the World Hvt. Title. Cena said if you lived in the South, you were about stylin' and profilin' (Ric Flair). But, if you lived in the North, you were about the pythons, brother (Hulk Hogan). Cena said now they are one big universe and it would mean everything to him be Unified WWE champion.
Shield Handheld: In a dimly-lit closet or holding area, The Shield cut a promo on C.M. Punk. Dean Ambrose signed off to believe in The Shield.
In-ring: WWE tag champs Cody Rhodes and Goldust were introduced for the next match. Big Show was introduced next and Cole said Show has been medically cleared to compete this week on Raw. Six-man tag is next.
[Commercial Break at 9:36]
Next Week: "This is Awesome Moment of the Year" category for the Slammys.
In-ring: The Shield's music played to bring out The Shield through the crowd.
6 -- WWE tag champions CODY RHODES & GOLDUST & BIG SHOW vs. THE SHIELD (U.S. champion DEAN AMBROSE & SETH ROLLINS & ROMAN REIGNS) -- six-man tag match
Big Show lit up Ambrose's chest with an early frying-pan-like chop to the chest, which the announcers missed while arguing about The Authority punishing Punk and Bryan at TLC. Show then bodyslammed Rollins before taunting Reigns on the ring apron. Show chucked Rollins across the ring and Rollins reached up to tag Reigns, matching up the two big men.
Show controlled this big-man exchange, then gave Reigns a monster chop to the chest, waking up the crowd. Reigns tried to fight back with chops, but Show body-shotted him back into the corner. Reigns eye-raked Show to escape, bringing in Ambrose, who tried to chop down Show. But, Show grappled Ambrose and launched him off the top rope. Show had enough for now and tagged in Goldust.
As Goldust battled The Shield, WWE cut to a backstage shot of C.M. Punk watching the match on a monitor. Cody then tagged in and worked on Rollins as the announcers brought up The Undertaker and The Rock as past victims of The Shield. Cody smashed Ambrose with a top-rope moonsault, then teased Cross Rhodes, but Ambrose slipped to the ring apron, where he gut-shotted Cody to give The Shield control again. Shield in control heading to break.
[Commercial Break at 9:50]
Back from break, Shield continued to dominate Cody, instructing him just to stay down. Cody refused to stay down, though, and made his corner to tag in Big Show. Show tried to build momentum working on Reigns, but Ambrose pulled down to the top rope to send Show tumbling to the floor. Show was nearly counted out, but made it back into the ring. Reigns then put the boots to Show as Punk continued to watch the match backstage.
Back in the ring, Reigns big-booted Show in the neck region a few times, but couldn't put Show away. Ambrose then tagged in and continued to put the boots to Show. "Classic tag team wrestling," Cole said. Because if it were "tag team sports-entertaining," they would be doing juggling tricks at an NBA halftime show. JBL quickly inserted "sports entertainment" back into the discussion to erase that "wrestling" word usage.
[Q9 -- third hour] At the top of the hour, Show dropped Reigns with a big chokeslam to break free. Show then tagged in Goldust moments after Rollins tagged in. Goldust and Rollins are legal. Goldust scored with offense, but Shield double-teamed Goldust until Show pulled down the top rope to send Ambrose spilling to the floor. Suddenly, Reigns came out of nowhere to spear Big Show on the floor. But, Cody flew onto Reigns with a big splash. Cody sold a left arm/shoulder injury.
Now, Ambrose and Goldust fighting in the ring. Goldust wanted to superplex Ambrose onto Rollins, but Rollins moved just as Goldust superplexed Ambrose. Rollins then immediately rolled up Goldust following the superplex for a three count to win. On commentary, Cole wondered what Punk is going to do when he faces three-on-one odds at TLC.
WINNERS: The Shield at 20:35. Another six-man tag combination featuring Shield.
Up Next: C.M. Punk addresses The Shield.
Cena-Orton Flashback: Breaking Point 2009 when Orton tortured Cena, who overcame the odds to eventually beat Orton. Cole called it a little taste of what's going to happen at TLC.
[Commercial Break at 10:04]
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