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WWE RAW REPORT: IT WAS THE WORST OF TIMES AND THE BEST OF TIMES FOR SANTA; AJ SPENDS A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EVE WITH HER MAN; SANTA'S HELPERS; LUMBERJACK FROSTS; MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET FIGHT; CM PUNK BLAMES RYBACK FOR RUINING CHRISTMAS AND HANUKKAH; AND MORE

By Richard Trionfo on 2012-12-24 23:01:50
An animated CM Punk tries to light an animated Christmas tree but it does not go on.

Since Christmas is on Tuesday, a number of Superstars are on the stage being led by John Cena to perform a Christmas carols.

Dashing through the show
So we can entertain
O’er the ropes we’ll go
Hope I land on Kane (sung by Damien Sandow)
Funk is on a roll (sung by Brodus Clay)
When you step into that ring (sung by AJ Lee)
Yes No Yes No Okay Yes . . . (sung by Daniel Bryan)
I’m not going to sing (sung by Kane)
Ohhh Ring the bell Ring the bell
Season’s here no doubt
We won’t stop until we win
Or I’m gonna knock you out (sung by Big Show)
We go out to compete
All alone (sung by Randy Orton) or in a pair (sung by Darren Young and Titus O’Neil)
I can’t eat enough red meat (sung by Ryback)
We fly through the air (sung by Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara)
I’m the best in this whole world (sung by CM Punk)
I know that is not true (sung by Sheamus)
Excuse me, don’t you start a fight (sung by Vickie Guerrero)
Can you dig it? You sing too (sung by Booker T)
Ring the bell. Ring the bell
We hope that you’re inspired
If you aren’t entertained
Then Vince will say
YOU’RE FIRED (sung by an animated Vince McMahon)

We go back to the animated CM Punk’s attempts to light the Christmas tree and he continues to fail. He is knocked out of the way and an animated John Cena comes to save the day and he lights the tree and we see Santa in the background.

Raw is in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and your announcers are Jerry ‘Will anyone mind if I wear a Browns jersey’ Lawler and Michael ‘The Fish that Saved Pittsburgh’ Cole.

Our host makes his way to the ring and it is Santa Claus. Santa has some gifts for the fans along the aisle. While Santa gives out more gifts, Ricardo Rodriguez comes out to introduce Alberto Del Rio, who drives into the arena and he hits Santa.

Ricardo and Alberto don’t know what to do while the medical staff checks on Santa. Santa gives the thumbs up and the people cheer.

We go to commercial.

We are back at the crime scene in the arena and we see why the police tape is out. We see Del Rio hitting Santa Claus as Cole speaks in a very somber tone. We will get updates later in the night.

Everyone is standing outside the trainer’s room waiting for an update on Santa. Booker emerges and he says that he will not sugar coat it. Santa is down and he don’t look good. Everyone needs to pull together and the show must go on.

Alberto Del Rio stops by and John Cena yells at Del Rio for running over Santa. Alberto says that he did not know that Santa would be there. He says that it is not his fault.

Booker tells Alberto that before Santa lost consciousness, his last words were that Alberto will be in a fight. A Miracle on 34th Street Fight . . . against John Cena.

Booker tells John to do it for Santa.

We see footage of Cody Rhodes being back body dropped onto the disabled list by Kane last month on Main Event.

Match Number One: Cody Rhodes versus Kane in a This was supposed to be on Main Event last week but we got a Tag Title Match instead Match

Cody with a punch but Kane presses Cody over his head and he drops Cody behind him. Kane with a biel to Cody across the ring. Cody with a kick and then he comes off the turnbuckles but Kane catches him and runs Cody into the turnbuckles. Kane with kicks in the corner. Cody with kicks to the knee and punches.

Cody with a top wrist lock but Kane sends Cody over the top rope to the floor. Cody goes to the apron and he drops Kane’s throat across the top rope. Cody sends Kane’s shoulder into the ring post. Cody with a drop kick and he gets a near fall. Cody tries to remove the top turnbuckle pad and the referee stops Cody. Cody punches Kane and kicks him.

Cody wraps the arm in the ropes. Cody kicks Kane in the corner and he punches Kane. Kane with a kick and punch to Cody. Cody with a kick to the chest and he wraps Kane’s arm in the ropes again. Cody with a head butt and punch to the head but Kane with an uppercut. Kane sets for a suplex but Cody with a kick and single arm DDT. Cody with a wrist lock submission.

Kane grabs Cody by the throat and tries for a choke slam but Cody escapes. Kane with a boot followed by two Irish whips and clotheslines. Kane with a side slam and he gets a near fall. Kane goes up top for the clothesline and he hits it. Kane signals for the choke slam but Cody with punches to stop Kane. Kane gets Cody up for a tombstone but Cody escapes. Cody hits Beautiful Disaster and then he loosens another turnbuckle pad. Kane sends Cody into the exposed turnbuckle and then hits a choke slam and gets the three count.

Winner: Kane

We go to commercial.

Match Number Two: Kaitlyn, Layla El, Alicia Fox, and Natalya versus Eve Torres, Rosa Mendes, Aksana, and Tamina Snuka

Natalya and Aksana start things off and they lock up. Natalya with a rollup for a near fall. Natalya holds on to a waist lock but Aksana escapes. Natalya with a rollup and Backlund bridge for a near fall. Alicia tags in and she leap frogs Aksana while Natalya hits a clothesline. Alicia misses a boot into the corner and Aksana throws Alicia into the corner and she crawls to the corner seductively before tagging in Tamina.

Tamina with head butts and then she pulls Alicia over by the hair but Alicia with a drop kick. Layla tags in and hits a clothesline. Layla with an arm drag and cover. Layla hits Tamina with her rear end but Tamina stops Layla. Tamina runs into boots from Layla. Rosa distracts Layla and that allows Tamina to hit a Samoan drop on Layla followed by a boot to the back and a near fall.

Rosa tags in and she hits a clothesline and gets a near fall. Rosa with a Japanese stranglehold and she puts Layla on her knees to add more pressure. Rosa turns it into a modified camel clutch. Rosa with an elbow to the back to stop Layla from making the tag. Eve tags in and she connects with an elbow drop. Eve with knees and a kick for a near fall. Eve misses an elbow drop and Kailtyn tags in.

Kaitlyn with a clothesline and back elbow followed by a flying shoulder tackle for a near fall but Rosa breaks up the cover. Rosa sends Kaitlyn to the floor. Natalya applies the Sharpshooter to Rosa but Tamina with a superkick. Alicia with a scissors kick to Tamina. Aksana with a spinebuster to Alicia, but Layla with a kick and triple jump cross body. Eve with a kick to Layla. Kaitlyn with a gutbuster for the three count.

Winners: Alicia Fox, Kaitlyn, Layla El, and Natalya

We go to commercial.

We are back and we see a fire and a Christmas tree. AJ and Dolph Ziggler are sitting on the floor and AJ thanks Dolph for watching her favorite Christmas movie with him. AJ says that it is a movie about not living in the past. We see that they are watching TLC when AJ pushes Cena off the ladder and allows Ziggler to win the match.

Dolph says that all they need this holiday season is some T.L.C. AJ says that the best part was that John Cena did not see it coming. AJ says that this is the most wonderful time of the year.

In case you missed the tragic pedestrian accident, we have a replay.

We see the monitors while Matt Striker gives us an update. Wrestlers and other backstage people hold a vigil for Santa.

It is time for the Lumberjacks to come out for the LumberJack Frost Match and we go to commercial.

Match Number Three: Big Show versus Sheamus in a LumberJack Frost Match

They lock up and Show sends Sheamus to the mat. They lock up again and Sheamus pushes Show into the ropes. Show wants a Greco Roman knuckle lock but Sheamus cannot reach Show’s hand so Sheamus stomps on Show’s foot and applies a side head lock. Show with a shoulder tackle.

Show with a head butt and chop in the corner and then he wishes Sheamus a Merry Christmas. Show misses a splash into the corner and then Sheamus drops Show across the top rope and he connects with the ten forearms across the chest. Sheamus goes up top and hits a shoulder tackle that knocks Show down.

Sheamus looks around and signals for the Brogue Kick but Show rolls to the floor. The lumberjacks think about sending Show back into the ring but 3MB aren’t stupid. They allow Show to enter at his own leisure and we go to commercial.

We are back and Show has something to say to Sheamus but Sheamus with a kick. We see footage from the commercial break when Sheamus was sent to the floor in front of 3MB and Sheamus had to fight his way into the ring. Show with a key lock. Seamus grabs Show’s nose and he punches Show.

Sheamus tries to slam Show but he collapses under Show’s weight and Show gets a near fall. Show sends Sheamus to the floor and 3MB attack Sheamus and we have a lumberjack brawl. Sheamus gets back into the ring while the lumberjacks continue to battle. Show with a head butt and the hostilities on the floor calm down. Maybe they will be able to settle their differences later.

Show with a suplex and Sheamus is down. Show chokes Sheamus in the ropes. Tensai punches Sheamus while Show talks to the referee. Show with a few chops to the chest. Show climbs the turnbuckles and he sets to punch Sheamus but Sheamus gets Show on his shoulders and he hits an Electric Chair Drop and both men are down.

Show and Sheamus exchange punches from their knees. Sheamus with the advantage but Show with a choke slam for a near fall. Show with a head butt but Sheamus with punches as he gets back to his feet. Show with a punch to the midsection and then he hits a step over leg drop for a near fall. Sheamsu with more punches but Show with a bear hug.

Sheamus with forearms to get out of the hold. Sheamus with a flying double sledge or two. Sheamus with a shoulder into the corner followed by another shoulder. Sheamus goes for the knee lift but Show knows it is coming and Show with a clothesline for a near fall. Show with an elbow drop for a near fall.

Show goes to the turnbuckles for a Vader Bomb but Sheamus moves. Sheamus gets Show up for White Noise and hits it. Sheamus gets a near fall on Show. Sheamus tries for the Brogue kick but Show blocks it and he sends Sheamus over the top rope to the floor. The lumberjacks battle around the ring while Tensai sends Sheamus back into the ring.

Show gets the fist ready but Sheamus ducks it and Sheamus with a Brogue Kick for the three count.

Winner: Sheamus

After the match, the Lumberjacks enter the ring and they brawl until the heel lumberjacks are sent to the floor.

We take a look back at Tribute to the Troops.

We go to commercial.

We are back and David Otunga is in the ring. He says that he is the only Harvard educated lawyer in the history of the WWE. That makes him uniquely qualified to discuss the situation involving Santa and Alberto Del Rio. People are quick to pass judgment and assign blame. He says that people are pre judging and they are prejudiced. David says that Alberto is really the victim. Santa is guilty of trespassing and working without the proper visas.

Zack Ryder says that Alberto ran over Santa. The man who says ho ho ho is in the back getting treatment while Otunga faces the man who says woo woo woo.

Match Number Four: Zack Ryder versus David Otunga

They lock up and Otunga with a knee. Ryder with a forearm and back elbow followed by a drop kick for a near fall. Otunga sends Ryder into the turnbuckles and he connects with clotheslines. Otunga poses and hits a neck breaker for a near fall. Otunga with a rear chin lock. Otunga with a back elbow to Ryder and Otunga poses and does the Jericho cover. Otunga with a clothesline and then he picks up Ryder again and hits another clothesline while applying a hammer lock. Otunga with a third clothesline and gets a near fall.

Ryder with a rollup for a near fall. Otunga with a kick and Irish whip followed by a clothesline and flying shoulder tackle for a near fall. Otunga with a rear chin lock. Ryder with punches but Otunga with a forearm. Ryder with an X Factor and back elbow. Ryder with knees and a drop kick from the middle turnbuckle. Ryder with a running forearm and he hits the Broski Boot for a near fall.

Ryder sets for the Rough Ryder but Otunga sends Ryder over his head. Otunga misses a clothesline in the corner. Ryder with the Rough Ryder for the three count.

Winner: Zack Ryder

Booker is in the office with Teddy Long and he says that it is fitting that Vickie is on vacation on a week that Santa gets run over. They laugh at Otunga losing. Brad Maddox enters and he says that he is looking forward to his contract. Booker says that Brad lost and he was awful. Booker gives Brad another chance. Brad says that it will be great television. Booker tells Brad that he has to beat one of Santa’s elves.

We go to commercial.

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