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WWE RAW REPORT: FINAL SHOW OF 2012; WE HAVE A NEW CHAMPION (BUT IF YOU WERE ON WWE.COM THIS WEEKEND, YOU WOULD HAVE KNOWN THAT); SHIELD FINDS NEW TARGETS; AJ IN WHITE; FIRST ENTRANT IN ROYAL RUMBLE; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-12-31 23:02:44
Match Number Four: Dolph Ziggler (with AJ Lee and Big E Langston) versus Sheamus

Ziggler with a kick and punches to Sheamus. The referee pulls Ziggler out of the corner as he connects with elbows. Sheamus with punches to Ziggler. Sheamus sends Ziggler into the turnbuckles and hits a short arm clothesline. Sheamus with a slam followed by an elbow drop and he gets a near fall.

Ziggler with a kick and punches. Sheamus with a back body drop like maneuver and then he hits a suplex and gets a near fall. Ziggler with a kick but Sheamus sends Ziggler to the apron. Ziggler misses a shoulder and Sheamus with a knee lift and forearms across the chest but Langston pulls Ziggler to the floor and we get a stare down between Sheamus and Langston as we go to commercial.

We are back and Ziggler with a side head lock but Sheamus with two double sledges followed by a shoulder that sends Ziggler into the corner and Sheamus with a running knee lift. Ziggler escapes a power slam and he hits a DDT after an uppercut. Ziggler gets a near fall. Ziggler with a leaping elbow drop and he gets a near fall. Sheamus punches Ziggler but Ziggler with a kick to the knee. Ziggler with a drop kick to the chest and he gets a near fall.

Ziggler with a rear chin lock. Ziggler takes Sheamus to the mat and applies a body scissors. Sheamus with punches but Ziggler with a knee. Sheamus with a power slam for a near fall. Ziggler goes to the apron and Sheamus goes to the corner but Ziggler drops Sheamus on the top rope. Ziggler goes up top but Sheamus punches Ziggler.

Sheamus sets for a super Fallaway Slam and then Sheamus gets a near fall. Sheamus goes up top but Ziggler crotches Sheamus. Ziggler punches Sheamus and connects with elbows on the turnbuckles. Sheamus pushes Ziggler off and then he tries to get back onto the turnbuckles but Sheamus with a punch. Sheamus with a flying shoulder tackle and he gets a near fall.

Sheamus tries to apply the Cloverleaf but Ziggler gets to the ropes. Ziggler hits Sheamus in the knee and tries for another DDT but Sheamus catches Ziggler and then gets him set for White Noise and hits it.

Sheamus looks around and it is time to bloody the chest for the Brogue Kick. Langston grabs the leg and that allows Ziggler to climb on Sheamus’ back for a sleeper. Sheamus with an arm drag that sends Ziggler onto Langston and Langston catches Ziggler.

We get another stare down between Langston and Sheamus. Langston gets on the apron and then the Shield attacks Sheamus. The referee calls for the bell.

Winner: Sheamus (by disqualification)

The Shield works over Sheamus but Sheamus sends Ambrose and Rollins to the floor. Reigns with a spear and the three on one attack resumes. They get Sheamus up for the triple power bomb and send him to the mat.

We go to commercial and Kofi is checking with someone about Sheamus’ condition.

Wade tells Kofi that every champion except him has picked their opponents. Is Kofi worried about choosing between Hornswoggle and Little Jimmy. Barrett tells Kofi to choose him.

Kofi says that Hornswoggle and Little Jimmy would be better opponents. He already beat Barrett at TLC. He will beat Barrett again.

CM Punk is interrupted by Brad Maddox. Brad says that they can help each other. Brad says that he lost his last chance on Smackdown and he is looking for a job. Paul tells Brad to find the person who hires people.

Paul tells Brad to get out of CM Punk’s locker room, the arena, and out of his life.

Mae Young is at the party and she is holding her sides. The Divas tells the doctor that Mae is suffering from cramps. They get a table ready for Mae so the doctor can check on her.

The doctor says that Mae cannot compete tonight because she is pregnant.

Mae says not again.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Eve comes to the ring and she says that it is a flimsy excuse from Mae Young to get out of this match. She says that she was looking forward to defending the title against a Hall of Famer. Since Mae cannot wrestle, she wants the referee to declare her winner by forfeit.

Kaitlyn comes to the ring and Eve attacks her. Kaitlyn with a shoulder tackle and she punches Eve. Kaitlyn goes after eve and sends her into the ringside barrier. Kaitlyn kicks Eve. Kaitlyn punches Eve in the back of the head.

Eve tries to leave with the title belt but Kaitlyn makes it hard for her to get away.

Ricardo is in the back getting ready for his match. Alberto tells Ricardo it is not fair or right. Alberto says that he should be fighting that monster. He wants to know how Ricardo feels. Ricardo says that he is going to win the title and he will do it in Alberto’s honor. Alberto tells Ricardo that he has shown him nothing but honor. Alberto says that he has treated Ricardo like dirt. Ricardo was his dirt. Nobody should be treating him bad. Tonight, he will be with Ricardo, he will be there for Ricardo.

Ricardo says this is for them. Alberto tells Ricardo that if he is going to face a champion, he has to look like a champion. He gives Ricardo his scarf and his car keys.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Five: Big Show versus Ricardo Rodriguez (with Alberto Del Rio) for the World Championship

Ricardo goes for the leg and Show with a forearm to the back. Show pulls off Ricardo’s jacket and then the shirt is unbuttoned for Show to chop Ricardo. Show with another chop. Show sends Ricardo to the mat. Show puts Ricardo on the top turnbuckle and he turns his attention to Del Rio.

Ricardo with a kick to Show and then Show misses a shoulder in the corner. Ricardo with a step up enzuigiri. Show misses a boot and Ricardo works on the hamstring. Ricardo comes off the turnbuckles and is met with a chop. Show with a short arm clothesline or two. Show sets for the knockout punch but Del Rio attacks Show.

Winner:Big Show (by disqualification)

Alberto with kicks to the leg and then he hits a super kick to Show.

Match Number Six: Kofi Kingston versus Wade Barrett for the Intercontinental Title

They lock up and Barrett with a knee and elbow. Barrett with an Irish whip but Kofi moves. Kofi with a punch and kick to the legs. Kofi with a side head lock. Barrett with a shoulder tackle but Kofi with a back elbow and a drop kick for a near fall. Barrett backs Kofi into the corner and connects with a shoulder. Barrett with a key lock but Kofi uses the ropes to escape.

Kofi tries for Trouble in Paradise but Barrett is able to stop short to avoid it. Kofi with a waist lock into a side head lock. Kofi tries for a monkey flip but Barrett pushes Kofi off. Kofi with a hip toss and both men go over the top rope to the floor. We go to commercial.

We are back and Barrett with a side head lock. Kofi with punches. We see Barrett with a boot to the head during the commercial. Barrett sets for a pump handle slam and hits it and gets a near fall. Barrett chokes Kofi in the ropes and then he puts Kofi in the ropes and connects with knees. Barrett misses the boot to Kofi and gets caught in the ropes. Kofi with a pendulum kick followed by a springboard cross body on the floor.

They return to the ring and Kofi gets a near fall. Kofi with chops followed by a drop kick. Barrett tries for the Blackpool Slam but Kofi counters. Barrett with a counter of his own for a near fall. Kofi escapes Wasteland and hits SOS for a near fall. Kofi leaps to the corner and he punches Barrett. Barrett with a Barrage Bomb for a near fall. Barrett shows some frustration. Kofi misses Trouble in Paradise and Barrett gets Kofi on the shoulders for Wasteland but Kofi kicks out at two.

Kofi with an inside cradle for a near fall. Barrett with a clothesline and kick to the ribs. Barrett with kicks to the midsection in the corner until the referee warns him. Barrett with punches and the referee pulls him out of the corner again. Kofi with a pendulum kick and then Kofi tries for a springboard cross body but Barrett moves. Barrett gets the Bull Hammer ready and connects for the three count.

Winner: Wade Barrett

We go back to the party and Great Khali is the stirrups for Mae Young while we get closer to the delivery.

We go to commercial.

We are back and do you remember when Santa Claus made the mistake of walking into Alberto’s car on Raw last week?

Santino and Zack are ready for the party but Vickie Guerrero says that Mae Young is going to give birth to the New Year’s Baby. Kane and Daniel Bryan enter. Daniel says No and Kane says Yes. Mae gives birth to sound effects and Hornswoggle.

Match Number Seven: Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins versus Ryback

The Shield attacks Ryback on his way to the ring and Ryback does his best to fight them off. Ryback gets into the ring with Ambrose and he sends Ambrose into the turnbuckles. Reigns and Rollins join in the attack and they connect with kicks and elbows. Ambrose punches Ryback.

Sheamus comes to the ring and he goes after The Shield. Reigns and Ambrose attack Sheamus while Rollins chokes Ryback.

Randy Orton’s music plays and he comes to the ring and he goes after Ambrose and Rollins and then hits the Thesz Press on Reigns.

Ryback presses Rollins over his head and then slams him onto Reigns. Ambrose gets an RKO from Orton. The Shield leave the ring.

AJ helps Dolph get ready for their toast and we go to commercial.

We are back and we are reminded that we will either see CM Punk versus Ryback or Ryback versus Paul Heyman.

Dolph and AJ are dressed for a party and adorned in white. Big E is still in his ring gear. Dolph says that this toast goes out to everyone who deserves it. Less than a month ago, each of you voted for the Slammy for Superstar of the Year and you picked the Golden Boy John Cena. Cena had a great year. In 2012, the first half of the year was the buildup to the Match of a Lifetime. . . John Cena versus The Rock. A match that John Cena said he could not lose. Let’s go to the video tape for the finish of the match.

The next night, on Raw, John did something equally as impressive. He got F-5ed by Brock Lesnar and we see the footage.

Dolph says that there is no shame in getting beaten up by Brock Lesnar.

Then there was Cena being beaten by John Laurinaitis at Over the Limit.

Dolph wonders if people remember the People Power crap.

Dolph says that there is one more and we go to John failing to cash in at Raw 1000.

John became the first person to cash in and lose.

We need to give John some slack because it is about what you have done last and what you have done lately. Dolph asks if anyone knows how John ended his 2012 PPV year.

AJ responds that John lost to Dolph Ziggler when she pushed him off the ladder.

Dolph says that John had the most embarrassing year of his life. Everyone voted for him as Superstar of the Year.

AJ says that some people think she has mental problems, but it is the WWE Universe that needs the evaluation.

Dolph says that Cena hasn’t changed in ten years. He tells Cena to get with the times. It is 2012 and John’s time is up and Dolph says that his time is now . . . no offense. John is no longer on his level any more.

Dolph tells AJ to toast and make this the greatest new year ever. Dolph tells Big E that John is no longer invited to this toast.

AJ wants to toast the man who will own 2013, Mr. Money in the Bank, the Show Off and the man she loves . . . Dolph Ziggler.

Dolph kisses AJ in the ring and John Cena’s music plays.

Langston is all that stands between Cena and the ring.

John tells Mr. T to take it easy because he did not come out to fight. He says that Ziggler was right.

Dolph wants to make sure that he heard Cena right.

John says that there is no way to say that 2012 is not a year to be proud of. 2012 is the year of Dolph and AJ.

Dolph says that 2013 will be even better.

John says the future screams Dolph and AJ. . . primarily AJ. AJ had so many relationships. John points out that he was the fifth of the year. Sixth time is the charm. She is ready to settle down and make it legal. Dolph is in on it. They shopped for their outfit for the big day.

John has a photo of Dolph and AJ in their wedding attire and then we see the baby photo.

John says that this is not AJ’s first child.

Dolph tells John that he has nothing so all he can produce is doctored photos. John is a man-child. He calls John the biggest loser in the WWE. In 2013, he will become World Champion and John will still be a loser.

John says that Dolph is wasting their time and he wants to celebrate New Year’s. John says that if he gets serious, it does not end good for Dolph.

2012 was not good for him. He owned up to his losses and never gave up. The WWE Universe voted for him to be Superstar of the Year but he did not accept the award. Cena reminds Dolph that this is his seventh year in WWE. Dolph has only talked about how the administration held him down and all he needs is a push. The only way that Dolph gets a set of nuts, he earns. Dolph was a caddy, then a cheerleader, then he was a blonde. He had a bigger girlfriend and now he has a smaller one.

Cena announces that he is in the 2013 Royal Rumble. John vows to be the WWE Champion in 2013.

Dolph says that it is easy to say that but talk, just like Cena’s outfit is cheap.

Cena comments on Dolph’s outfit and then he says that he could make a lot of jokes about AJ wearing white. He says that his uniform has not changed in ten years because he has not changed as a person. He will give the devil his due out of respect. Cena toasts to a prosperous 2013 with the one thing that Dolph is full of. We see something brown coming from the rafters.

John wishes everyone a Happy New Year.

We go to credits.


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