WWE Raw house show results
December 28, 2012
Long Island, N.Y.
Report by Jonny Crowe, PWTorch correspondent
The show started five minutes late and got a big pop when it started!
Justin Roberts announced the matches until Vickie Guerrero interrupted and demanded respect. When the whole arena booed, she left and Roberts announced the main event of Cena vs. Ziggler in a Steel Cage to a huge reaction.
(1) Brodus Clay & Usos beat Prime Time Players & Jack Swagger in a six-man tag match. The crowd was behind The Usos and Brodus. Good match.
(2) Divas champion Eve beat Kaitlyn to retain the Divas Title. The match went about 10 minutes and I thought it was actually a really good match. The crowd was behind Kaitlyn, but I wanted Eve to win. She got a huge reaction surprisingly.
Dolph came on the screen and talked about his match against John Cena.
(3) Santino beat David Otunga. Usual comedy match. The crowd was behind Santino, who won with the Cobra, but no reaction for David Otunga.
(4) Ryback & WWE tag champions Team Hell No beat The Shield via DQ in a six-man tag match when Roman Reigns hit Ryback with a chair. Daniel Bryan came out first and was attacked by The Shield until eventually Kane came out, followed by Ryback. Great match. The Shield took all finishers. Team Hell No hugged it out after the match.
(5) Zack Ryder beat Tensai in 10 seconds. Kind of disappointing to Long Island. Nothing special.
To our surprise, Mick Foley came out after the match to announce whether Tensai would sing Jingle Bells or Rudolph. It was Rudolph. Tensai said he is Jewish and Mick Foley told him the majority of the crowd is, too. Foley told Tensai that when Long Islanders are promised something, they get it. Funny "What?" chants while he sang. He told us to shut up, but we never did.
(6) U.S. champion Antonio Cesaro beat The Miz to retain the U.S. Championship. Pretty good match. Cesaro cut a promo telling Long Island that we are trash and should all move. Miz changed his "Awesome!" catchphrase to "You're in New York and it's Awesome!!!"
(7) New Age Outlaws beat Rhodes Scholars. Great match and the crowd popped big for New Age Outlaws. Billy Gunn pinned Cody after the Fameasser.
(8) John Cena beat Dolph Ziggler in a Steel Cage match. Match of the Night. So many nearfalls and near-escapes. There was a funny moment where Big E. and Cena both pulled Ziggler, then Cena and Ziggler knocked out the ref. Big E. attacked Cena and Cena kicked out of a pin at two-and-a-half. A.J. came in and threw the briefcase, but it hit an already knocked out Charles Robinson in the head. A.J. slapped Cena, then Cena kissed her. Cena followed up with the AA on Ziggler for the win in about 25 minutes.