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WWE RAW REPORT: IC TITLE MATCH, TAG TITLE MATCH, CURTIS AND BO SING MIZMAS CAROLS, ANOTHER NAME IN THE ROYAL RUMBLE, AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2017-12-25 23:05:00

We are back and Enzo says he cannot wait until 2018.  He sees Nia Jax and Enzo and Nia are a little tongue tied.  Nia wishes Enzo a Merry Christmas and Enzo reciprocates.  What a coincidence that there is mistletoe above them.   Alexa stops Nia from kissing Enzo because she needs to talk to her about the women's Royal Rumble match.  Nia leaves and Enzo looks dejected.

Renee Young is in the interview area with Roman Reigns.  Renee asks Roman about Joe's comments from earlier tonight.  Roman says he could care less what Joe has to say.  He is the champ and he is not leaving without the title.  Tonight is not about the title, it is about Dean Ambrose.  They are going to send a message to Samoa Joe.  You hurt one of his brothers, he will hurt you.

Match Number Seven:  Samoa Joe versus Roman Reigns for the Intercontinental Title

Reigns with a clothesline and punches as the bell rings.  Joe with jabs and elbows.  Reigns with a punch but Joe with more jabs.  Reigns sends Joe into the middle rope and Reigns goes to the floor for the Juggernaut broad jump drop kick.  Joe with a punch and chop.  Joe follows with a head butt.  Joe sends Reigns into the turnbuckles and then he hits a belly-to-back suplex for a near fall.  

Joe sends Reigns into the turnbuckles and he connects with a series of jabs.  Joe slaps Roman in the temple and connects with a forearm.  Reigns with a flying clothesline.  Reigns with NeverEnding Story in the corner and he follows with a running boot.  Reigns sets for the Superman punch and Joe falls into the corner.  Joe with jabs as it appears he was playing possum.  Joe with a running elbow and enzuigiri into the corner and Joe gets a near fall.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Joe slaps Reigns and connects with a head butt.  Reigns with a Samoan Drop for a near fall.  Reigns sets for a power bomb but he cannot get Joe up and Joe with a back body drop but Reigns holds on for a sunset flip and a near fall.  Reigns and Joe exchange punches.  Joe with knees and a suplex but Joe misses the back senton.  Reigns with a Superman punch for a near fall.  Reigns looks around and it is time to set up for the spear.  Joe with a kick and a uranage for a near fall.

Reigns goes to the apron and he drops Joe on the top rope.  Joe goes for the Kokina Clutch and he applies it but Reigns reaches for the ropes.  Joe grabs the arm and applies the body scissors.  Reigns is about to fade and he reaches for the ropes but Joe uses his leg to trap the other arm.  Reigns escapes and gets to the ropes.  Reigns goes to the floor and Joe with a suicide dive and Reigns holds his elbow.  Joe grabs the arm and he sends the arm into the ring post.  

Joe with an arm bar.  Reigns gets to his feet and he connects with head butts and punches to get free.  The referee pulls Reigns out of the corner and warns him but Reigns tosses the referee aside and the referee calls for the bell.

Winner:  Samoa Joe (by disqualification)

After the match, Reigns hits Joe with a Superman Punch.  Reigns with a Superman punch off the ring steps.  Reigns sends Joe shoulder first into the ring post.  Reigns sends Joe into the ring post again.  Reigns picks up the ring steps and he hits Joe in the shoulder with them.  Reigns picks up the steps again and Reigns hits Joe again.

Reigns gets a steel chair and he hits the post because Joe was able to pull his arm away from the post in time.

Seth Rollins watches on the monitor and he approves.  Jason Jordan enters and Seth tells Jason he does not need a pep talk.  He says he owes his dad a favor and he wants a piece of Cesaro and Sheamus.  Seth says he cares about beating The Bar and getting the tag title.  Seth says Jason cannot go out there and lose and say that he put up a good fight.

Jason says he makes a good replacement for Dean Ambrose.

Seth tells Jason that he will never be Dean Ambrose.

Jason says he will be better and he leaves the locker room.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas are in the ring.  Curtis says they are excited because they have a Secret Santa match and they do not know who their opponent is.  They sing Jingle Bells until . . . .

BRAUN makes his way to the ring.

Match Number Eight:  Braun Strowman versus Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas in a Secret Santa Match

Braun catches Bo but Bo gets to his feet.  Braun with a clothesline.  Braun biels Bo across the ring and then Braun sends Curtis into Bo.  Braun runs Axel into the turnbuckles and then he hits a splash on Bo and hits a running power slam for the three count.

Winner:  Braun Strowman

After the match, Braun with a running power slam on Axel.

Braun picks up Bo and hits a running power slam.  Braun does it to Axel again.

Alexa Bliss walks in the back as we go to commercial.

We are back and Alexa Bliss is in the ring.

She tells everyone Merry Blissmas.  She has a special Christmas gift for everyone, the gift of a goddess.  Alexa says she wants to take this time to reflect.  2017 has been The Year of Alexa Bliss.  She started the year as Smackdown Women's Champion and she will end the year as Raw Women's Champion.  She did it without you before and she does not need you now.  Alexa says she punched through the glass ceiling.

The moment of the year happened last week when the Women's Royal Rumble was announced.

Alexa says she has watched that a hundred times and she still get chills.  She wants to tell everyone . . . You're Welcome.  Every cheer and every tear is because of her.  Alexa says she is the gift that keeps on giving and she will watch the Royal Rumble match to see who her opponent . . . 

The lights go out and Asuka makes her way to the ring.

Asuka tells Alexa she is joining the Women's Royal Rumble match and she will win because nobody is ready for Asuka.

Asuka kicks Alexa.

We go to commercial.

Match Number Nine:  Sheamus and Cesaro versus Jason Jordan and Seth Rollins for the Tag Team Championships

Jordan and Sheamus start things off and Jordan with a waist lock take down and he gets a near fall.  Sheamus with an elbow when they get into the ropes and Cesaro with a shot to Jordan.  Rollins makes the blind tag and he hits a double cross body.  Rollins with slingblade to Cesaro and then he hits a suicide dive.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Sheamus with a top wrist lock on Rollins.  Sheamus turns it into a wrist lock and Cesaro kicks Rollins and they hit a double thrust kick into the corner for a near fall.  We see footage from the commercial break when Sheamus clotheslined Rollins on the floor.  We are back to live action and Cesaro with a reverse chin lock.  Rollins gets Cesaro on his back so he can get to his corner but Cesaro with an Irish whip and Sheamus tags in and kicks Rollins.  Sheamus with forearms across the chest but Rollins with an elbow and then he connects with punches.  

Sheamus grabs the ankle to keep Rollins from making the tag.  Cesaro tags in and he hits a leg drop off the turnbuckles for a near fall.  Cesaro with a reverse chin lock.  Sheamus tags in and they hit a double clothesline and Sheamus gets a near fall.  Rollins is sent to the floor and Cesaro with a clothesline.  Jordan attacks Cesaro but Sheamus and Cesaro send Jordan into the ringside barrier.

Sheamus with an Irish whip.  Rollins escapes a uranage and hits a DDT.  Rollins gets to his corner but Jordan is still down.  Cesaro attacks Rollins from behind and then Sheamus hits a uranage back breaker for a near fall by Cesaro.  Sheamus kicks Rollins and Cesaro gets a near fall.  Sheamus tags in and Sheamus elevates Rollins for a rising European uppercut by Cesaro for a near fall.

Rollins with a boot to Cesaro and Jordan clotheslines Sheamus.  Jordan returns to the corner and Cesaro grabs Rollins' leg.  Rollins kicks Cesaro away and Jordan tags in.  Jordan with a clotheslines to Sheamus and a drop kick to remove Cesaro from the apron.  Jordan runs Sheamus into the turnbuckles repeatedly and hits a running shoulder followed by an overhead belly-to-belly suplex for a near fall.  Jordan knocks Cesaro off the apron and Sheamus with a rollup for a near fall followed by a clothesline.  Sheamus with a back breaker and Cesaro with an elbow drop off the turnbuckles for a near fall.

Cesaro applies a sharpshooter on Jordan.  Rollins pulls Sheamus off the apron.  Cesaro with a knee to Rollins and he sends him to the floor.  Jordan with an inside cradle for a near fall.  Cesaro with punches to Jordan.  Sheamus tags in and they hit a modified Doomsday Device.  Cesaro catches Rollins coming off the turnbuckles.  Rollins with a super kick to Cesaro and Sheamus kicks Rollins to the floor.  Sheamus with a Cloverleaf and Jordan gets to the ropes.

Sheamus hits White Noise on Jordan and then misses a shoulder on Rollins and goes into the ring steps.  Cesaro with a running European uppercut to Rollins against the ringside barrier.  Jordan with an elevated neck breaker for the three count.

Winners:  Jason Jordan and Seth Rollins

We go to credits.

 


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