WWE RAW Results (December 7, 2015)
From The North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, South Carolina
Report by Jason Powell and ProWrestling.net
League Of Nations, The Wyatt Family, ECW Originals & Team Reigns Kick Off RAW
A video package focussed on the League of Nations… Michael Cole introduced the show and was joined on commentary by JBL and Byron Saxton. The stage was set up with tables, ladders, and chairs for the go-home show. The broadcast team hyped the TLC main event.
In the ring, Sheamus, Rusev, Alberto Del Rio, and King Barrett stood as music played. Sheamus spoke about how happy he is. The fans told him he looks stupid. He asked how he can be stupid when he’s the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Sheamus boasted over ending Reigns’ title run in five minutes and 15 seconds. Sheamus spoke about how they represent the greatest countries in the world. He ran through the countries and the fans chanted USA before he could get to his own. Sheamus said they couldn’t find anyone in America that was good enough to lace their boots. He said it’s 2015 and America doesn’t cut it anymore. Sheamus boasted that they are the best of the best of the best.
The lights went out and when they came back on The Wyatt Family were standing in the ring. There was a light “yes” chant. Bray Wyatt said they haven’t been properly introduced. He said his name and said the men with him are his brothers. He said he doesn’t care about nations because this is his world and he allows them to breathe in it. Wyatt said they weren’t there to talk, they were there for the chaos.
Rather than let the heels destroy one another, The Dudleys and Tommy Dreamer decided this would be a great time to make their entrance. Ugh. Bubba Ray Dudley said they see Bray’s chaos and raise him to the EXTREME!!! There was a mild pop. Wyatt cut him off and said they were outmanned and should not get in his way.
D-Von Dudley said Wyatt is wrong. He said that when you’re extreme, you don’t die (ain’t that the truth), you multiply. “Oh my goodness, it’s Rhyno!” Cole exclaimed. Yes, really. The ECW foursome headed toward the ring. They stopped in their tracks when they heard Roman Reigns’ music. Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and The Uso Brothers made their entrance through the crowd. Cole said hell was about to break loose… [C]
Sheamus, Alberto Del Rio, Rusev, and King Barrett vs. Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, and Braun Strowman vs. The Dudley Boyz, Tommy Dreamer, and Rhyno vs. Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and The Usos
There was an obligatory tower of doom spot with Strowman underneath, and with Dreamer taking a leg to the head. Dreamer came back and eliminated the Wyatt Family by pinning Rowan in 5:00.
After the break, they had a Reigns and Rhyno moment and Cole spoke about how they both use the spear. The Dudleys got the better of League of Nations with Rusev taking 3D. They set up Sheamus for the Whassup spot, but Del Rio broke it up. Sheamus caught Bubba with the Brogue Kick and eliminated Team ECW in 11:30.
The match came down to League of Nations vs. Team Reigns. Cole noted that it’s Ambrose’s birthday. Ambrose got the better of Rusev and performed his top rope elbow for a two count heading into the break.
League of Nations isolated one of the Uso Brothers coming out of the break. Uso made the hot tag to Reigns, who worked over Del Rio to a mix of cheers and boos. Reigns dominated the heels and Ambrose performed a suicide dive onto Rusev on the floor. One of the Uso Brothers dove over the top and onto Barrett. Sheamus held onto Reigns’ leg on the ring apron and Del Rio caught him with a kick to take offensive control.
Del Rio applied the Cross Arm Breaker, but one of the Uso Brothers performed a top rope splash to break it up. Sheamus tagged in and mocked Reigns’ pre-spear. Sheamus went for his finisher, but Reigns speared and pinned him. Cole put it over big that Reigns “just pinned the champion.”
Winners: Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose & The Usos
The broadcast team hyped that there won’t be pinfalls in the main event on Sunday because of the rules of the TLC match… Ric Flair and Charlotte were shown talking backstage… [C] A commercial featuring Triple H and Stephanie McMahon taking pitches from the wrestlers about Smackdown moving to USA Network aired… Cole recapped the previous segment.
Renee Young Interviews Sheamus
[Q4] Backstage, Renee Young asked Sheamus if the outcome of that match is a sign of things to come. Sheamus said a great man once said there is no chance in hell. He said he’s not going to beat Reigns, he’s going to smash his face, rip his hair out, smash his face, and grind him down, and he may just do it in five minutes and 15 seconds. Young asked if there’s a lesson to be learned from tonight. Sheamus said he’s going to teach Reigns the lesson in the ring later tonight in front of the entire world.
Backstage: Stardust & Titus O’Neil
On the Stardust set, Stardust wore old school 3D glasses and included some Star Wars talk and worked Jack Swagger into it. Titus O’Neil was once again on the set. Titus told Stardust “you need to get you some.” He clarified by saying Stardust needs to get a good book and a strong bottle of wine so he won’t be talking about dark forces. Stardust said he won’t rest until the WWE Universe is eclipsed in an ocean of darkness. Titus told him to have it his way and said he would see him out there.