Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, 12.8.15: RAW Recap #RAW

By @B_Rock1978

Wrestling Lockup with Brandon, brought to you by Triple Threat CLE, is back to kick off your week in wrestling recaps. As usual, we begin the week with the RAW recap from last night's show. We are just five short days away from WWE Tables, Ladders and Chairs, this Sunday on the WWE Network. I'll provide you with the TLC pay per view preview a few days from now, once the final card is in place.

- This weeks RAW was live in North Charleston, South Carolina and was the WWE TLC go home show to this Sunday's pay per view. The Dudley Boys introduced their fourth member of Team Extreme in their war with The Wyatt Family. Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and The Usos continued their feud with Sheamus and his League of Nations. Dean Ambrose got one last look at his opponent at WWE TLC, as Kevin Owens faced Dolph Ziggler. Charlotte and Ric Flair were guests on Miz TV, as Charlotte prepares for Paige, this Sunday. Roman Reigns and Sheamus take each other to school before WWE TLC.

- League of Nations Promo: Sheamus and his band of merry fellas kick off RAW in the ring for a promo. Sheamus introduces all the members, states that he wanted to recruit an American, but honestly no American was good enough to join. They are the best of the best of the best in the WWE. The lights go out and pop back on, revealing The Wyatt Family in the ring. Bray states that this is his world he's just letting everyone else live in it. The Wyatts and the LON are about to go at it when suddenly The Dudley Boys and Tommy Dreamer interrupt. Bubba tells Bray that the ECW family is now four, as he introduces Rhyno as the fourth member. The ECW Originals head to the ring when suddenly Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and The Usos arrive from the crowd. Roman and his crew make it to the ring and we have a four faction fatal four way elimination match to kick off RAW.

- Team Reigns defeated The Wyatt Family, League of Nations and Team Extreme, in a Fatal Four Way Elimination Match: The Usos go for a double suplex off the top rope on Rusev, however, Strowman enters and suplexes everyone off himself. Rowan tags in and goes for a spin kick on Dreamer. Dreamer ducks and hits the Dreamer DDT on Rowan to score the pinfall and eliminate The Wyatts. All three teams begin to brawl, leaving Rusev and Sheamus attacking Rhyno and Reigns. The Dudleys are back in the ring and hit the 3D on Rusev. Sheamus nails the Brogue Kick on Bubba, covers, scores the pinfall and eliminates Team Extreme. Reigns goes for the Superman Punch on Del Rio, but Barrett stops it.
Reigns drops Barrett with the Superman Punch instead and then hits the flying apron drop kick on Sheamus. Sheamus distracts Reigns, allowing Del Rio to lock Reigns in the cross arm breaker submission. Jimmy Uso hits the Uso Splash on Del Rio, breaking the submission. Sheamus charges in for the Brogue Kick, but eats a Reigns spear instead. Reigns covers, scores the pinfall and Team Reigns win the match.

- Backstage, Sheamus says there is a lesson to be learned after what happened tonight and he will teach that lesson to Roman Reigns before the nights over.

- Backstage, Stardust gets interrupted by Titus O'Neil again during his promo.

- Kevin Owens defeated Dolph Ziggler, by pinfall: Tyler Breeze and Summer Rae arrive and sit in the Tyler Breeze VIP Section before the match begins. Ziggler goes for the Famasser, but Owens counters with a german suplex. Owens misses the cannonball, Ziggler hits the Famasser and gets a near fall. Owens counters Zig Zag and hits a super kick on Ziggler. Ziggler bounces off the ropes, plants a super kick on Owens and gets a near fall. Ziggler runs the ropes, but gets planted with Owens' pop up power bomb. Owens covers and scores the pinfall. After the match, Dean Ambrose comes to the ring with popcorn and a pop. Owens and Ambrose go face to face, which ends with Ambrose throwing the popcorn and pop in Owens' face.

- Backstage, The Miz continues his quest in getting Neville to join him so he can make Neville a huge star.

- Sasha Banks and Naomi defeated Brie Bella and Alicia Fox, by pinfall: Tamina does her part for Team BAD by pulling Alicia down by her hair with the referee distracted. Sasha and Naomi double team Alicia, until Alicia makes the tag to Brie. Brie unloads Yes Kicks and nails the Brie charging knee. Tamina again gets on the apron to distract the referee and Brie. Naomi hits Brie with the Rear View, covers and scores the pinfall. After the match, The New Day come to the ring and celebrate with Team BAD, giving the girls unicorn horns.

- The Lucha Dragons defeated The New Day, by pinfall: The New Day work over Kalisto in the corner with stomps. Kalisto hot tags Sin Cara, who hits a series of springboard moonsaults on New Day. The Usos arrive and attack Xavier Woods on the outside of the ring, distracting Big E and Kofi. Sin Cara comes from behind and rolls up Kofi for the pinfall.

- Backstage, Roman Reigns says he'll teach Sheamus a very important lesson. He'll teach him how to be a former WWE World Heavyweight Champion.

- Miz TV With Special Guest, Charlotte and Ric Flair: Charlotte immediately gets on Miz for not giving her father, Ric Flair, a proper introduction, which Miz quickly fixes. Ric says his daughter is gaining more confidence, is living the champion's life and he will be in Charlotte's corner on Sunday. Charlotte says she's going to do what ever it takes to be the best, if she was a man, Miz would be praising Charlotte and says she feels sorry for Miz's wife. Charlotte says she'll meet Paige, whose stated that Charlotte's attitude has changed since winning the title, this Sunday at WWE TLC. Miz asks about her friendship with Becky, Ric tells Miz to shut up cause it's not the time for that and Miz asks Charlotte if she's going to continue to hide behind her dad's back. Charlotte says Paige is the lowest on the food chain, wished Paige was here and will destroy her this Sunday. Miz announces Paige is here and calls her to the ring. Paige gets in Charlotte's face and dares her to take a swing. Ric tells Charlotte to wait till Sunday. Paige slaps Ric and Ric tells Charlotte to attack Paige. Charlotte ground and pounds Paige until Paige rolls to the floor to escape.

- Ryback vs. Rusev goes to a Double Count Out: Ryback and Rusev brawl out to the floor. Ryback gives chase to Rusev, who tries to escape Ryback. Ryback causes Lana to fall down and hurt her leg again just like on last week's RAW. Ryback checks on Lana, but gets attacked from behind by Rusev. Rusev sends Ryback into the steel steps and then locks Ryback in The Accolade submission. Both men are counted out before Rusev finally releases the hold. Lana stands up, showing the world she was playing opossum and makes out with Rusev.

- Jack Swagger defeated Stardust, by submission: Titus O'Neil is on commentary. Alberto Del Rio and Zeb Colter arrive during the match. Swagger gets a near fall after hitting the Swagger Bomb. Swagger applies the Patriot Lock submission and forces Stardust to tap out. After the match, Del Rio attacks Swagger and Stardust with a steel chair. Titus distracts Del Rio allowing Swagger to regroup and grab his own steel chair. Swagger swings at Del Rio, but Del Rio drops his chair and runs away.

- Adam Rose has another Rosebush gossip segment.

- Backstage, Alberto Del Rio tells Zeb Colter to stay away from him because Del Rio has been a laughing stock ever since he sided with Colter. Colter says he's the reason Del Rio got his match with John Cena at Hell In A Cell. Del Rio threatens to hit Colter with a steel chair just like he'll do to Jack Swagger on Sunday. Colter leaves.

- Braun Strowman defeated Tommy Dreamer, by submission: Strowman works over Dreamers neck, but Dreamer returns with a boot on Strowman. Dreamer hits a series of clotheslines, but can't put the monster down. Dreamer tries for the Dreamer DDT, but Strowman counters and chokes Dreamer out for the victory with the Bear Hug/Sleeper submission.

- Roman Reigns Promo: Reigns is in the ring surrounded by tables, ladders and chairs and asks Sheamus where he is for his lesson. Reigns remembers his first TLC Match with The Shield, they earned their spot, he started at the bottom and climbed all the way up to WWE Champion within three years. Reigns promises to take back the WWE Title and isn't leaving tonight till Sheamus stops wasting time and comes out. Sheamus finally arrives, calls Reigns a storyteller, claims that TLC will end the same way Survivor Series ended, with Sheamus victorious. Reigns dares Sheamus to enter the ring, but Sheamus says he calls the shots and will enter if he feels like it. Reigns and Sheamus go back and forth about what they will do on Sunday and Reigns continues to try to get Sheamus in the ring. Sheamus says he would get in the ring, but there are too many weapons Reigns could use. Reigns tosses all the tables, ladders and chairs out and stands alone in the ring.
Sheamus finally gets in the ring and gets sent to the floor. Reigns sends Sheamus into the barricade. Sheamus sends Reigns into the barricade. Sheamus sends Reigns into a ladder and dumps Reigns over the barricade. Reigns sends Sheamus into trash cans and drops the cans on Sheamus. Reigns and Sheamus fight onto the RAW stage where Reigns sends Sheamus into a table. Sheamus counters a power bomb, lands a back body drop, sends Reigns into tables and chairs and then hits Reigns with a chair. Reigns hits Sheamus with a chair, but Sheamus sends Reigns into the barricade. Sheamus goes for a power bomb on Reigns, through a table, but Reigns escapes and hits the Superman Punch. Reigns misses the spear and flies over the table. Sheamus poses, thinking he's won, but eats a Reigns spear right through a table to end the show.

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