Here’s RAW in case you missed it:
From The Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Hosted by John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL), Michael Cole and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
1. THE OPENING BOUT: Damien Sandow with Cody Rhodes vs. Rey Misterio, Jr. with Sin Cara.
THE WINNER: REY MISTERIO JR.!!!!!!!
SmackDown! General Manager Booker T presented the first Slammy Award of the night for the “Tell Me I Did Not Just See That!” moment of 2012. Just as he was about to announce the nominees, former WWE Superstar The Boogeyman appeared!!!
THE WINNER OF THAT AWARD: WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston!!!!
2. A NON-TITLE DIVAS MATCH: Kaitlyn vs. WWE Divas Champion Eve Torres.
THE WINNER: KAITLYN!!!!
The “Comeback of the Year” Award was presented by former WWF World Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws (Road Dogg and Billy Gunn).
THE WINNER OF THAT AWARD: WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler!!!!!!!!!!
3. A NON-TITLE MATCH: Tensai vs. WWE Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston.
THE WINNER: KOFI KINGSTON!!!!!!!
NOTE: After the match, Kofi was attacked by Wade Barrett.
A.J. Lee and John Cena won the Slammy for “Kiss of the Year”. For those who did, or did not see TLC, A.J. won the award for “Diva of the Year”. Why THAT award was given at the pay-per-view I will never know. After she won “Kiss of the Year”, she argued with RAW Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero, and kissed Dolph Ziggler!!!
4. David Otunga vs. The Great Khali with Natalya Neidhart.
THE WINNER: THE GREAT KHALI!!!!!!!!
The “Superstar of the Year” Award was presented by Pro Wrestling Legend/WWE Hall of Famer “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
THE WINNER OF THAT AWARD: John Cena!!!!!!!!
NOTE: John Cena’s acceptance speech went into the first three minutes of Hour 2, and he gave his Slammy to Ric Flair! Just when Flair was about to make a speech, WWE Champion CM Punk and Paul Heyman appeared.
Ric Flair challenged CM Punk to a fight, and Punk hit him with one of his crutches, and cracked it over his back. Flair then poked him in the eye, and put Paul Heyman in the Figure-Four Leg Lock!!! Afterwards, Flair made a speech, until he was interrupted by The Shield (Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and Roman Reigns). Flair, alongside WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No (Kane and Daniel Bryan), but were overpowered by them. Just when The Shield were about to triple powerbomb Flair through the commentator’s table, RyBack appeared!!! Team Hell No helped RyBack fight The Shield, and RyBack threw Seth Rollins on top of the commentator’s table!!!
5. JTG vs. “The Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay with “The Funkadactyls” Naomi and Cameron.
THE WINNER: “THE FUNKASAURUS” BRODUS CLAY!!!!
I wonder, how many times did these two face each other?!
The Rock won the “LOL Moment of the Year” Award.
6. Cody Rhodes with Damien Sandow vs. Sin Cara with Rey Misterio, Jr.
THE WINNER: CODY RHODES!!!!!
The winner of the “#Trending Now” Award: #FeedMeMore (take one REALLY GOOD GUESS!).
WWE World Heavyweight Champion The Big Show, with the oversized steel chair from TLC, talked about how he defeated Sheamus, to the chants of “Boring!”. Sheamus arrived to congratulate Big Show, and shake his hand. After the handshake, Big Show insulted him, and got savagely attacked, and was assaulted with his own steel chair before being Brogue Kicked!!! Afterwards, Dolph Ziggler arrived to cash in his Money In The Bank briefcase, but before the referee could ring the bell, John Cena appeared, and brutalized Dolph!!!
7. A SIX-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH: The 3MB (Three-Man Band/Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal and Drew McIntyre) vs. Alberto del Rio with Ricardo Rodriguez, The Miz and Tommy Dreamer.
THE WINNERS: ALBERTO DEL RIO, THE MIZ AND TOMMY DREAMER.
RyBack won the Slammy for “Newcomer of the Year”, and quoted the late Owen Hart’s catchphrase, “Enough is enough! It’s time for a change!” He added on to that statement by saying, “I am that change!”. Couldn’t agree more.
8. A NON-TITLE MATCH: RyBack vs. WWE United States Champion Antonio Cesaro.
THE WINNER VIA COUNTOUT: RYBACK!!!!!!!!!!
The Slammy for “Match of The Year” was presented by Pro Wrestling Legends/WWE Hall of Famers Mean Gene Okerlund, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, and “Good Ol’ J.R.” Jim Ross. The winner was The Undertaker vs. Triple H End of an Era Match from WWE Wrestlemania 28. Triple H accepted the award (he won a Slammy in 1997 for “Best Hair”), and told everyone, “You haven’t seen the last of The Undertaker!”.
NOTE: After Triple H’s speech, The Shield assaulted both Tommy Dreamer and Ricardo Rodriguez in the garage of the Wells Fargo Center.
9. A MIXED TAG TEAM MAIN EVENT: Dolph Ziggler and A.J. Lee vs. John Cena and RAW Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero.
NOTE: During the match, A.J. left, so did Vickie!!! A.J. then returned with NXT star Big E Langston, who instantly attacked Cena.
THIS MATCH WAS A NO-CONTEST.
Match #7 was the highlight match of the night!!!!!!!!
ANALYSIS: The only saving graces this week, besides The Shield, were the legends, and Lawler and RyBack winning awards.