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WWE RAW REPORT: MATCH FOR ROYAL RUMBLE ANNOUNCED, WE HAVE A MAIN EVENT FOR 205 LIVE, THE CHAMPIONS SPEAK, TAG TEAMS COLLIDE, AND SENSITIVITY TRAINING

By Richard Trionfo on 2016-12-19 23:03:00

We are in Columbus, Ohio and your announcers are Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Byron Saxton.

Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho are in the ring.

Kevin welcomes everyone to the Kevin O . . . the Chris and Kevin Show.  Kevin points out he mentioned Chris first.  He says there is nothing he will not do to make sure the Universal title is with him.  He does not care if that means taking a Codebreaker from his best friend.  Chris asks for the monkeys to show the photos and Kevin yells at them for taking too long.

Kevin tells Chris he has to admit that when you showed up in the ring, he had no idea what Chris was going to do.  Chris' plan was perfect and he even had him fooled.  Kevin says he never doubted Chris and that Codebreaker did not hurt as much as the idea that Chris was not his friend.  The Universal Title is where it belongs.

Chris says that Codebreaker hurt him more than it hurt Kevin.  He had to make everyone believe.  Chris wants Kevin to believe now that their friendship is intact, he is going to give Kevin The Hug of Jericho.

Now that Team Kevin and Chris are back together, they are going to hand out payback and retribution like Santa gives out coal.  

Kevin asks if he means Michael Cole and that would be terrible.

Chris asks Kevin what else does Santa do besides hand out gifts and make lists?  Kevin says he looks stupid.  Chris calls Santa a stupid idiot and he tells Santa if you are going to steal his ideas . . . YOU GO ON THE LIST

Mick Foley's music plays and he makes his way to the ring and he tells Chris you don't talk that way about Santa.  Mick says that Chris has been really naughty.  He wants to follow up on payback and retribution and Mick wonders why they did not show what happened after the match.

We see photos while Kevin says it was irrelevant.

Kevin says that power bomb could have ended his career.

Mick says that is what payback is about.

Kevin points out he is a national treasure.

Chris comments on Mick's outfit and Mick says he will show you what the worst thing you have ever seen is and Mick takes off his jacket.

Mick says the only reason Seth and Roman are not here in the ring, they will be getting some revenge in a tag match later tonight in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (and then he is corrected about Raw being in Columbus).

Chris says Pittsburgh is better than Columbus.

Kevin says no matter what happened last night, they made sure that Kevin would win.  They will figure something out tonight.

Mick says Jericho always finds a way to interfere.  That stops at the Royal Rumble.  That is where the retribution begins.  Mick says Santa has brought a present from the North Pole.  We see the 'shark cage' lowered to the ring.  

Kevin says you cannot do that to Chris.

Mick says Roman Reigns will face Kevin Owens at the Royal Rumble and Chris Jericho will be suspended above the ring in the cage and you will never interfere agayne.

Chris and Kevin comment on Mick criticizing the way that Chris says Agayne.

Chris and Kevin say that Mick cannot make him go in there.

Mick says that if Chris does not go into the cage, he will never set foot in a WWE ring agayne.

Chris says he is afraid of heights.  Kevin says it is not safe.  Chris talks about the material and Kevin says it is terrible because it is made in Ohio.  Chris says the same thing.

Mick tells Chris to check out the floor of the cage and Mick closes the cage and then Mick cannot find the key.

Mick says he forgot the key.  He says that Chris is safe because the cage does not go up until he gives 'this signal' at the Royal Rumble.  The cell rises above the ring and Chris wants the door opened.  

We go to commercial.

We are back with a look at what happened with Chris Jericho in the cage.

We see Chris getting oxygen and Kevin stops by while Chris breathes heavily.  Kevin tells Chris to get his head in the game.  Chris says it was high and Kevin wants the oxygen back.

Enzo Amore and Colin Cassady make their way to the ring and they do their usual introduction.

Colin tells Rusev last night he took the coward's way out.  You may have notched a victory but it does not change the fact that there is one word to describe you . . . 

Rusev's music interrupts the spelling bee.

Match Number One:  Colin Cassady (with Enzo Amore) versus Rusev (with Lana)

Colin punches Rusev after locking up.  Colin with more punches and he chokes Rusev in the ropes.  Colin with more punches and Rusev tries to get out of the ring but Colin keeps Rusev in and punches and kicks Rusev.  Colin does not stop with the punches and the referee disqualifies Rusev.

Winner:  Rusev (by disqualification)

After the match, Colin continues with the punches despite the referee's admonishing.  

Colin finally stops with the assault and Rusev leaves through the crowd.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Sasha Banks makes her way to the ring and she has a knee brace on her injured leg and she has a crutch to help her get to the ring.

We see photos from the Iron Man Match featuring Sasha Banks and Charlotte.

Sasha says last night she literally gave her blood, sweat, and tears.  She says tapping twice nearly broke her leg and it broke her heart.  She talks about the history that she has made with Charlotte.  Last night, she walked out of Roadblock without her Women's Championship.  As much as it hurts her and it kills her to say, the better woman won.   Sasha says she was taught to win or lose with respect and she wants Charlotte to come out so she can congratulate Charlotte.

Nia Jax' music plays and she makes her way to the ring.

Nia walks around Sasha and she says she doesn't know if Charlotte is here, but she does not care.  You can call yourself the boss and be the boss of the sheep in the crowd.  You will never be the boss of her.  You are weak and you are wounded.  You are a little girl.

Nia kicks the crutch away and Sasha falls to the mat.  Nia picks up Sasha and she biels Sasha towards the ropes and the injured leg hits the ropes.  Nia stands over Sasha with the crutch and then she leaves the ring.

Cedric Alexander is walking in the back with Alicia Fox.  We go to commercial.

We are back and Sheamus and Cesaro are with Mick Foley.  Mick brings up their victory at Roadblock.  Mick says he feels like a proud papa because he put them together.  Sheamus says they doubted Mick but Mick says he doubted them.  MIck says he knew they could change the face of the tag team division and they did.  You have created magic in the ring.  Mick says he has an early Christmas present.  He has new Raw Tag Team Titles, which look like the same ones with red straps.  Sheamus gives the old ones to Cesaro and he takes the new ones.  Sheamus wants them in green.

A referee comes into the room to get Mick because there is an emergency.

We see Braun Strowman attacking random people asking for him.  

Mick wants to know what is Braun doing.  Braun says Sami survived ten minutes because he let him.  He wants Sami now.

Mick says Sami is 100 miles away.  He tells Braun to take the night off. 

Braun says it will be 'or else'

Austin Aries has joined Cole and Graves on commentary.

Match Number Two:  Cedric Alexander (with Alicia Fox) versus Noam Dar

Dar has a kick blocked and Cedric with a back elbow and forearm.  Dar with a side head lock.  Alexander with a head scissors and drop kick that sends Dar to the floor.  

We go to commercial.

We are back and Alexander with an arm drag and Dar kicks Alexander in the back of the leg.  We see Dar hitting a drop kick during the commercial break.  Dar goes up top and misses a double stomp to the leg and Alexander with forearms.  Alexander hits the handspring round kick and then Alexander goes to the apron and hits a springboard clothesline.  Alexander with the Lumbar Check for the three count.

Winner:  Cedric Alexander

After the match, Noam Dar congratulates Cedric.  He says he beat Cedric two weeks ago so they are even.  He says they are not even because you've got what he wants.  He says you still have Alicia Fox.  He says Alicia is the real prize and all he wants for Christmas is her.

The New Day walk in the back and we go to commercial.

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