Raw Fusion: Enough Is Enough, And It’s Time For A Change
The 17th December 2012 “Slammy Awards” episode of Monday Night Raw starts with photos recapping some of the events of the TLC Pay-Per-View (click here for our TLC report), followed by Rey Mysterio (accompanied by Sin Cara) taking on Damien Sandow (accompanied by Cody Rhodes).
The match sees Mysterio get the victory, when he hits Sandow with a 619 and follows it up with a diving splash for the 3-count.
Now, Booker T presents the “Tell Me I Did NOT Just See That” Slammy Award, with The Boogeyman making an appearance before the winner is announced, and when he does announce the winner of the Slammy Award revealed as Kofi Kingston, much to Brad Maddox’s disappointment as he comes out shortly before, expecting that he would have won it.
After Kofi Kingston comes out and accepts his award, Eve Torres is pitted against Kaitlyn in a match which sees Kaitlyn get the victory, when she hits Eve with a Fireman’s carry gutbuster for the 3-count.
After the “New Age Outlaws” Road Dogg and Billy Gunn present the “Comeback Of The Year” Slammy Award to winner Jerry “The King” Lawler and he makes his acceptance speech, Kofi Kingston goes against Tensai in a match which sees Kingston get the victory, when he hits Tensai with Trouble In Paradise for the 3-count.
Afterwards, Wade Barrett makes his way to the ring and attacks Kingston to send him a message.
After Vickie Guerrero presents the “Kiss Of The Year” Slammy Award, which features AJ Lee as part of all of the nominees, to AJ Lee for her kiss with John Cena, AJ talks about how she used to care what everyone thought of her, including Vickie and the fans, but that she doesn’t any longer.
Vickie and AJ get into an argument which sees Dolph Ziggler make his way out to separate them, only for AJ to inform Vickie that her winning kiss was nothing compared to what she is about to do, which is then shown as she jumps into Ziggler’s arms and kisses him, before then skipping around and leaving with her Slammy Award.
Next up, The Great Khali (accompanied by Natalya) takes on David Otunga in a match which sees Khali get the victory, when he hits Otunga with a brain chop for the 3-count.
After “Nature Boy” Ric Flair presents the “Superstar Of The Year” Slammy Award to John Cena, and Cena presents it to Flair instead, CM Punk makes his way out and talks about how Flair hasn’t even been in the WWE this year and he could still kick his ass one-legged as he is at the moment.
Flair takes the challenge seriously, as he heads to the ring and a surprised Punk is then forced to slowly make his way to the ring too to avoid being called a liar. Punk hits Flair with his crutches when he enters the ring, but Flair has the last laugh as he avoids a second shot with crutches by poking Punk in the eye, and then puts Paul Heyman in a Figure-Four Leglock.
Ric Flair talks about how he has had a lot of fun in Philadelphia and how he got paid to perform, but he is interrupted by The Shield’s music hitting and them making their way to the ring through the crowd. Rather than look worried and bail out however, he remains in the ring and invites them to come down.
Kane and Daniel Bryan appear to even up the odds, but The Shield gain the upper-hand and get ready to put Flair through the announcers’ table, when Ryback’s music hits and he makes his way out to go straight after them.
Ryback drops Seth Rollins onto the top of the announcers’ table (which doesn’t break), and he celebrates with “Nature Boy” Ric Flair and “Team Hell No” Kane and Daniel Bryan in the ring, by lifting Flair up on his and Kane’s shoulders.
After an interaction backstage involving Ric Flair, Kane, and Daniel Bryan, and then Ron Simmons, JTG is pitted against “Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay (accompanied by Cameron and Naomi) in a match which sees Clay get the victory, when he hits JTG with a jumping body-splash for the 3-count.
Now, Santino Marella and Tensai present the “LOL Moment Of The Year” Slammy Award, which sees Marella repeatedly reference the fact that Tensai was known as Albert in one of his earlier runs in the WWE, and also sees The Rock’s antics in Boston declared the winner.
After Marella informs us that The Rock is not present to accept his Slammy Award and he accepts it on his behalf, and Daniel Bryan comes out to express his displeasure that he hadn’t won it, having to be carried away by Kane, Sin Cara (accompanied by Rey Mysterio) goes against Cody Rhodes (accompanied by Damien Sandow).
The match sees Rhodes get the victory, when he hits Cara with Cross-Rhodes for the 3-count.
After Layla and “Long Island Iced Z” Zack Ryder present the “Trending Now Hashtag Of The Year” Slammy Award, which sees Ryback’s #FeedMeMore declared the winner, only for Ryder to accept it on his behalf as Ryback doesn’t come out to do so, The Big Show makes his way to the ring with an oversized steel chair.
The Big Show talks about how he is still the World Heavyweight Champion, until Sheamus’ music hits and he makes his way to the ring. Sheamus says that their Chairs match at TLC was a hell of a match, and was possibly one of the most painful and physical of his career, and Show was the better man.
Sheamus says that he came out to be the bigger man and congratulate Show, as well as shake his hand. After being assured that he is serious, Show shakes his hand and Sheamus then starts to leave. What prompts Sheamus to stop however, is Show telling him to get to the back of the line and insulting him with Irish stereotypes.
Sheamus attacks Show, hitting him with his own oversized chair and following it up with a Brogue Kick before leaving. At this point, Dolph Ziggler heads to the ring with a referee and looks to be getting ready to cash in his Money In The Bank contract.
The match doesn’t happen however, as John Cena appears and attacks Ziggler, taking him out by twice slamming him against the barricade outside the ring.
After an interaction backstage involving Dolph Ziggler and Vickie Guerrero, which sees Vickie make a match for later on in the episode between the team of Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee and the team of John Cena and Vickie herself, “3MB” Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, and Drew McIntyre take on Alberto Del Rio, The Miz, and their mystery tag team partner for this episode, who is quickly revealed as Tommy Dreamer.
The match sees Dreamer get the victory for his team, when he hits Slater with a DDT for the 3-count.
Sheamus presents the “Newcomer Of The Year” Slammy Award to Ryback, who does come out and accept this one, where he quotes the late Owen Hart by saying that “Enough is enough, and it’s time for a change”, and he says that he is that change as he then heads to the ring for his match against Antonio Cesaro.
The match sees Ryback get the victory as a result of a count-out, when Cesaro leaves and wants nothing more to do with him.
After “Mean” Gene Okerlund, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, and “Good Ol’ J.R” Jim Ross present the “Match Of The Year” Slammy Award to Triple H for his match with The Undertaker at WrestleMania, Triple H comments that we haven’t seen the last of The Undertaker.
After The Shield are shown attacking Tommy Dreamer backstage, and Ricardo Rodriguez’s attempt to intervene along with referees sees Rodriguez attacked by The Shield too, AJ Lee makes her way to the ring for her upcoming match, but directs crew members to set up a ladder in the ring, which she then climbs with a microphone.
AJ talks about how all he she has heard over the past day from everyone that she has spoken to is “Why?”, and she is about to say exactly why did what she did at TLC, when she is instead interrupted by Vickie Guerrero making her way out and telling her that nobody cares why she did it.
AJ and Dolph Ziggler are pitted against John Cena and Vickie Guerrero in a match which sees Cena get the victory as a result of a disqualification, when Cena and Ziggler are left in the ring alone, only for AJ to come back out with Big E Langston from NXT and Langston then attack Cena.
Langston stands over the downed Cena, while AJ skips around and Ziggler looks on in confusion, as Raw goes off the air.