So That Happened: 12/10/12

RAW begins with Dolph Ziggler?! On a ladder?!

Dolph Ziggler says “Look at me, Ma! Top of the world. Right where I belong. On top!” Ziggler says he’s here to talk about two numbers: 6 and 15. 6 is the number of days before TLC PPV, while 15 being the days before Christmas. Ziggler says for John Cena, the numbers 6 and 15 are one in the same.

Dolph Ziggler blasts John Cena for losing the Money In The Bank and failing to win a championship after being handed opportunity after opportunity. Ziggler compares Mr. McMahon to Santa Claus saying that he’s giving John Cena a Christmas present by forcing Dolph Ziggler to put his MITB Contract on the line at TLC in a Ladder Match.

Dolph Ziggler says John Cena won’t be having a Merry Christmas because he plans to be the proverbial coal in Cena’ stocking. Ziggler says he’s going to shut John Cena once and for all by beating him at TLC. Ziggler says he’s then going to give himself the greatest Christmas Present of all time. He’s going to cash in his Money In The Bank contract on the Big Show, beat him and become the greatest World Heavyweight Champion of all time. As Dolph Ziggler tells us his dreams, he is interrupted by Sheamus.

Sheamus mocks Ziggler about his height then tells Ziggler that he won’t have to worry about cashing in his Money In The Bank contract on Big Show, Instead, Ziggler will have to worry about cashing in on Sheamus because Sheamus claims he’s going to be the new World Heavyweight Champion this Sunday.

Sheamus tells Dolph Ziggler that in order for those two to fight, Ziggler has to beat John Cena for in his ladder match. Sheamus laughs and says he doesn’t think it’s going to happen and that somewhere down the line, it’s going to be Sheamus vs. John Cena for the World Heavyweight Championship! Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler are interrupted by The Big Show

Big Show comes out saying “Blah” multiple times then starts imitating Dolph Ziggler and Sheamus throwing more blahs in there, then Sheamus and Dolph Ziggler delusional. Big Show says he would love to smear Sheamus’ “ignorant, Irish, immigrant” face all over the side of his fist, but he can’t due to the no-contact clause they signed on Smackdown.

Big Show compliments Dolph Ziggler being on top of the world and dares him to try and cash in the MITB tonight after he finishes beating John Cena. Big Show turns his attention back to Sheamus and says that he’s unsure whether he’s going to knock Sheamus out or if he’s going to knock that “pasty white skin” right off Sheamus’ bones with a steel chair. Sheamus laughs then asks for Big Show’s Christmas Spirit, but Big Show claims he has none. Sheamus claims Big Show doesn’t have Christmas Spirit because Sheamus threw RicRod into Big Show’s junk. To make an unfunny moment even un-funnier, Sheamus makes a bad Chestnut’s Roasting On An Open Fire joke.

Sheamus says he’s tired of not being able to fight the Big Show so he’s going to fight someone else. Sheamus then decides to push Dolph Ziggler off the ladder.

Match 01: Wade Barrett vs….


Mr. McMahon walks out with a modified new walk.

Mr. McMahon brings out Vickie Guerrero. Similar to the past couple of weeks, McMahon persuades Vickie Guerrero into making Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler tonight, then tricks Vickie Guerrero into putting herself in a match with AJ Lee.

Mr. McMahon brings out R-Truth to face Wade Barrett.

Match 01: R-Truth vs. Wade Barrett (With Antonio Cesaro and Kofi Kingston on commentary)

Winner: R-Truth?!

Post-Match, R-Truth and Antonio Cesaro exchange words while Kofi Kingston climbs the top rope and hits Wade Barrett with a Flying Cross Body. Afterwards, Kofi and R-Truth celebrate.

Backstage: AJ Lee walking around backstage telling everyone how excited she is about her match with Vickie Guerrero. AJ tells Aksana about her match and struggles with Vickie Guerrero, Aksana asks if John Cena knows, then AJ says he doesn’t know then goes to find him. Before she finds Cena, she hugs Kaitlyn and tells her about the match with Vickie Guerrero. AJ asks if Kaitlyn’s seen John Cena. Kaitlyn says she thinks he’s in the locker room then tries to advise AJ not to go in there. AJ goes in anyway.

AJ Lee barges in and hugs John Cena and tells him the news as John Cena tries to cover AJ’s eyes from seeing all of the Superstars in the men’s locker room. Cena gets AJ out of the locker room then apologizes to the Superstars in the locker room.

Match 02: Fatal 4-Way: The Usos vs. Primo and Epico vs. The Prime Time Players vs. Rhodes Scholars

Winner qualifies for a #1 Contendership Match against ReyCara.

Cody Rhodes is back…with a new look!

Courtesy of

The Usos eliminate Primo and Epico

(An older Tweet but it still qualifies)

RAW comes back from Commercial with The Prime Time Players eliminated!

A loud “Cody’s Mustache” chant breaks out.

Jey Uso goes for the flying splash but Cody Rhodes put his knees up.

Cody Rhodes hits the Cross Rhodes for the win.

Winners: Rhodes Scholars

Match 03: Alicia Fox vs. Handsome Eve Torres

Winner: Handsome Eve Torres

Post-match, Handsome Eve Torres calls the ringside photographer in the ring so she can pose with the Divas Championship over Alicia Fox.

CM Punk Speaks For The First Time Since His Injury:

CM Punk mentions that there are members of the WWE Universe that doubt the validity of his injury and surgery. Punk mentions that the same people think he’s doing this to get out of a match with Ryback. Punk
says this the injury is 100% real and this is what happens when you’re the WWE Champion for 388 days.

CM Punk shows the injury Ryback caused him as the crowd chtants “FEED ME MORE.” Paul Heyman takes the mic and says he hates to be the bearer of bad news, but the WWE Universe is ticking him off. Heyman blasts the WWE Universe for chanting “Feed Me More” 6 days after Punk had knee surgery.

Paul Heyman calls CM Punk a legitimate champion unlike the New Jersey Devils, who haven’t brought Jersey a title in years. Heyman states Punk has a real injury and no stunt doubles unlike The Rock, who was sitting in his trailer mixing his mocha latte with his finger while his stunt double did all the work. Heyman says CM Punk is not complaining and that he’s standing before the WWE Universe as champion. Heyman encourages CM Punk for showing up at RAW tonight with a knee injury, unlike The Rock who hasn’t shown up in months and still gets a title shot.

Paul Heyman says that CM Punk will defend The Rock for the WWE Championship at The Royal Rumble because Ryback is behind him and Punk isn’t going anywhere. Heyman says that CM Punk remains the reigning/defending WWE Champion and most importantly, the Best In The World.

CM Punk says he’d like to take the time out to address the vocal minority that thinks he should be stripped of the WWE Title. Punk says the notion that he would create a felonious injury from a man who’s not even smart enough to keep the WWE Champion healthy so he can obtain the WWE Championship is ridiculous. Punk says if anyone believes he should be stripped of the WWE Championship, strip him right now. Punk mentions all the Superstars who failed to strip the championship from him then asks who’s going to do it?

CM Punk says that The Rock gets one shot at the Royal Rumble, but he will also fail. Punk says this Sunday, anyone else would be nursing their injury, but CM Punk will be there this Sunday at TLC watching the show. Punk says he’s going to watch The Shield, who he’s not affiliated with, do to Ryback, what Ryback did to him.

Match 04: Dolph Ziggler vs. Sheamus

Dolph Ziggler hits a Top Rope Facebuster on Sheamus!

Sheamus somehow kicks out.

Dolph Ziggler leaves the ring then grabs a chair. Ziggler hits Sheamus with the chair causing himself to get DQ’d.

Winner: Sheamus

Post-Match, Dolph Ziggler tries to hit Sheamus with the chair, but Sheamus Brogue Kicks the chair. Ziggler immediately leaves the ring, wanting no part of Sheamus.

Backstage: Vickie Guerrero is stretching until she’s interrupted by Hornswoggle. Hornswoggle asks what’s wrong and Vickie says she’s a little tight. Hornswoggle and Khali stretch Vickie Guerrero out as Mr. McMahon walks in, says “I thought this was supposed to be a family show” then leaves. Vickie Guerrero kicks Khali and Hornswoggle out her office.

Recaps on Caps on Caps: The Shield video

Match 05: Alberto Del Rio vs. Zack Ryder

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

Match 06: AJ Lee vs. Vickie Guerrero

Brad “#HeatthrobRef” Maddox comes out as the official for the AJ Lee/Vickie Guerrero match.

AJ goes for the pin on Vickie Guerrero, but #HeartthrobRef refuses to count.

Vickie Guerrero sneaks a roll up. #HeartthrobRef quickly counts the pin.

Winner: Vickie Guerrero

Post-match, Vickie Guerrero skips away as AJ Lee throws a tantrum in the ring.

(We made two Super Saiyan photos already. Does anyone really want a third?)

AJ Lee pushes down ladders, destroys equipment then slaps Justin Roberts.

Backstage: AJ Lee is still destroying equipment and screaming. John Cena runs over to her and tries to calm her down. Cena eventually calms AJ down and gives her a hug. AJ Lee cries in John Cena’s arms as Cena reassures AJ that she will be fine and that it’s not the end of the world.

Match 07: Kofi Kingston vs. Antonio Cesaro

Antonio Cesaro comes out and trashes America for going rotten, especially in New Jersey. Cesaro says that no one needs Antonio Cesaro as their United States Champion more than the WWE Universe. Cesaro says at the TLC Pay-Per-View, R-Truth is going to find out that the truth hurts.

Kofi Kingston tries to jump at Antonio Cesaro but gets caught in the best backbreaker ever.

Winner: Antonio Cesaro

MizTV with Rhodes Scholars

The Miz welcomes everyone to TLC then introduces Rhodes Scholars AKA “The Beardo and The Weirdo” Damien Sandow comes out and tells Miz that the only thing worse than Miz having his own show are the ignoramuses that actually watch it. Miz fires back by saying the guests he has on it are worse. A loud “Cody’s Mustache” chant breaks out.

Damien Sandow says that it is his honor and privilege to reintroduce to the WWE Universe his tag team partner and best friend, Cody Rhodes. Sandow asks for the WWE Universe to act like an adult and remain silent for the new and improved Cody Rhodes.

Cody Rhodes thanks Damien Sandow for the proper introduction then tells Miz that Rhodes Scholars is a revelation, but Miz must’ve missed that because he spends days and nights in his hotel room watching Youtube clips of himself in the Main Event of Wrestlemania 27 from 2 years ago, when he was still relevant. Rhodes says they’re like Princeton University, an intellectual island force to live in a state of some of the most dense Americans in the country, New Jersey. The Miz apologizes to Cody then says, “I “mustache” you a question”

The Miz asks Cody Rhodes if he really grew that hideous piece of fur or did some of Damien Sandow’s beard rub off on him. Miz says he’s heard of hugging it out, but kissing it out is Team Unity. Sandow says how ironic is it is that someone who used to be a star of a reality show has completely lost touch with reality. Miz goes into his “Really?” routine then says it’s ironic that Rhodes Scholars thinks they’re going to beat Team Hell No for the tag team titles when they won’t even be able to beat Team Rhodes Scholars. Miz says that they’re going to hit the ground faster than Manny Pacquiao in the 6th.

Damien Sandow says Miz isn’t a very good host. The crowd cheers but Sandow says he didn’t ask for the WWE Universe’s irrelevant opinion. Sandow says not only does Miz have bad form, but he finds Miz’s questions to be repugnant, especially when they’re directed towards the future WWE Tag Team Champions. Miz says he’ll ask more refine questions. Miz asks Cody Rhodes how does he feel that Damien Sandow didn’t visit him once after his injury? Miz also asks Cody how he feels about Damien Sandow walking around the locker room claiming that he carries Cody on his back. Miz claims Sandow said that Cody is the “Jannetty” to Sandow’s “Shawn Michaels.”

The Miz asks Cody Rhodes how does it feel that Damien Sandow thinks no matter what Cody Rhodes does, Cody will always be overshadowed by somebody, whether it is his father or Tag Team Partner. Damien Sandow gets fed up but Cody Rhodes calms him down.

Cody Rhodes tells Miz that for someone who’s made a career out of proving people wrong, maybe Miz’s current slump has to do with the fact that Miz has become one of “those people.” Cody says he wouldn’t take the word of a man dressed like Colonel “Damn” Sanders over the word of his esteemed tag team partner. Sandow thanks Cody Rhodes as Cody says they’re not going to perpetuate this ignorant Honey Boo-Boo-esque trash talk any further then ends the interview.

The Miz asks if it was something he said as a “Cody’s mustache” chant breaks out. Miz takes it one step further by saying since he saw Sandow’s pink trousers and smelled Cody Rhodes’ mustache, he has a new name for Rhodes Scholars: “The Pink and The Stink.”

Backstage: John Cena is walking towards the ring. AJ Lee surprises Cena then says that she wants to accompany him to ringside for the match, AJ says she wants to support Cena because he’s been supporting her so much for the past few years. Cena tells AJ that he has a match against The Big Show. AJ says she knows she has a bad history with The Big Show but she wants to accompany him anyway. Cena eventually talks AJ out of coming down to the ring with him.

Match 08: John Cena vs. Big Show (With Dolph Ziggler on commentary)

A little girl cries as John Cena makes his entrance.

The Sheild enters the ring and attack John Cena. Roman Reigns is a little late.

Winner: John Cena by DQ

Team Hell No comes out and joins the brawl.

Dolph Ziggler joins the brawl next followed by Sheamus.

Big Show gets speared through a table.

Wreck It Ryback comes out next and joins the brawl.

So That Happened:

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