December 25, 2017
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
John Cena & Elias In-Ring Segment:
Cena has to fix something. He gives a young child in the crowd his new green color hat and t-shirt. There’s never been a broadcast on Christmas Day. Cena likes the Merry Christmas chants. The holidays are about being togetherness. No matter what Cena does, WWE always will be his home and the WWE Universe is his family. They have had some ups and downs. Cena can’t think of a better place than Chicago. Elias comes out to interrupt Cena. Elias says that WWE = Walk With Elias. Who wants to walk with Elias?
Cena will walk with Elias. Elias says that’s the smartest decision Cena has made. He’s been interrupted so many times, he’s had enough of it. Not even CM Punk will interrupt him tonight. Cena says it’s Christmas and Chicago loves their fellow Chicagoans so let them have fun. Elias wants Cena to be quiet. Elias sings It’s Christmas time in Chicago and he could not imagine a worse place to spend his holiday. Cena wants the lights back on.
He didn’t want Elias to say anything bad about Chicago. This is not a bad place to spend a holiday. They are dressed for the occasion, and they are making noise. Cena calls Elias a jerk. Elias never thought of it that way. Maybe Cena is right. Maybe he is a jerk. Elias would love to do that song again if Chicago will give him a second chance. Elias say nice things about Chicago. Cena starts singing carols as well. Elias punches Cena. Elias says that Christmas is overrated and so is Chicago. Elias is challenging Cena to a match, right now.
First Match: John Cena vs. Elias
Elias starts things off with a long ground and pound attack. Elias with a Elbow Drop to Cena. Elias delivers multiple bodyshots in the corner. Elias drops Cena with a clubbing haymaker. Cena responds with a hip toss. Cena follows that with a side headlock takedown. Elias stomps on Cena’s foot. Elias kicks Cena in the ribs. Elias drives Cena shoulder to the ring apron. Elias with a Running Knee Strike. Elias lands a stiff knife edge chop. Elias with the lateral press for a two count. Elias is throwing Cena around the ring like a rag doll. Elias gets Cena tied in tree of woe. Elias connects with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count.
Elias applies an arm-bar. Cena kicks Elias in the gut. Cena whips Elias to the corner. Elias decks Cena with a Big Boot. Elias goes for another Flying Double Foot Stomp, but Cena ducks out of the way. Cena explodes out of the corner with a Running Lariat. Elias and Cena are trading back and forth shots. Elias with a Spinning Back Breaker for a two count. Elias starts toying with Cena. Elias repeatedly stomps on Cena chest. Cena goes for the Avalanche Attitude Adjustment, but Elias lands back on his feet.
Elias connects with a Spinning SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Cena is trying to regain his composure on the outside. Cena gets back into the ring at the count of eight. Elias applies a rear chin lock. Cena gets back to a vertical base. Cena ducks a clothesline from Elias. Cena with two Flying Shoulder Tackles to Elias. Cena goes for the Five Knuckle Shuffle, but Elias rolls himself out of the ring. Cena chases Elias around the ringside area. Elias clotheslines Cena for a two count. Elias follows that with two back breakers, but it’s to no avail because Cena continues to kick out.
Cena gets Elias trapped in the STF. Elias escapes the hold. Elias drops Cena with a Jumping Knee Strike. Cena rams his shoulders into the midsection of Elias. Following a sunset flip, Cena rolls over into the STF. Elias crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Elias connects with Drift Away for a two count. Elias lands two elbow drops. Cena rolls Elias over for a two count. Cena fires up with two Leaping Shoulder Tackles. Cena follows that with a Spinning Side Slam. Cena lands the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena plants Elias with The Attitude Adjustment to pickup the victory.
Winner: John Cena via Pinfall
Second Match: Hideo Itami vs. THE Brian Kendrick w/Jack Gallagher
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kendrick drives his knee to the gut of Itami. Kendrick and Itami are in a forearm exchange. Itami uppercuts Kendrick. Itami follows that with a running knee lift. Itami kicks Kendrick in the back. Itami bodyslams Kendrick. Itami is distracted by Gallagher. Kendrick with a Single Leg Dropkick for a two count. Kendrick delivers multiple crossfaces. Kendrick whips Itami back first across the turnbuckles. Kendrick is choking Itami with his boot. Kendrick connects with a Butterfly Suplex for a two count.
Kendrick applies a Straight Jacket Hold. Kendricks drives Itami face to the middle turnbuckle. Itami kicks Kendrick in the jaw. Itami connects with a Tornado Neck Snap. Itami lands a Flying Clothesline. Itami with a Spinning Heel Kick into the midsection of Kendrick. Itami follows that with a Fisherman’s Suplex. Itami starts paint brushing Kendrick. Itami hits the Hesitation Dropkick. Itami plants Kendrick with the GTS to pickup the victory.
Winner: Hideo Itami via Pinfall
Third Match: Paige, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville vs. Bayley, Mickie James and Sasha Banks in a 6-Woman Tag Team Match
Paige and Sasha will start things off. Sasha tugs on Paige’s hair. Paige decks Sasha with a haymaker. Paige tags in Rose. Sasha rolls Rose over for a two count. Rose leapfrogs over Sasha. Rose poses for the crowd. Sasha dropkicks Rose. Sasha applies a wrist lock. Sasha tags in Mickie. Mickie lands a Flying Double Axe Handle. Following an arm-drag, Mickie hits the leg drop. Mickie applies an arm-bar. Mickie ducks a clothesline from Rose. Mickie delivers a Spinning Heel Kick. Mickie kicks Rose in the chest. Mickie with a Running Clothesline for a two count. Mickie tags in Bayley.
Mickie drops Rose with a Big Boot. Bayley follows that with a Sliding Lariat for a two count. Rose responds with a forearm smash. Rose tags in Deville. Deville with three waist lock takedowns. Deville kicks Bayley in the ribs. Bayley drives Deville back first into the turnbuckles. Bayley tags in Sasha. The Double Suplex only gets a two count. Sasha follows that with a Double Knee Strike. Sasha knocks Rose off the ring apron. Deville clotheslines Sasha on the floor. Deville tags in Paige. Paige drops Sasha with a High Knee Strike. Paige repeatedly stomps on Sasha chest. Absolution are cutting the ring in half.
Rose applies a Leg Trap Abdominal Stretch. Sasha rolls Rose over for a two count. Rose responds with a elbow drop for a two count. Rose tags in Deville. Deville with a Sliding Knee to the back of Sasha for a two count. Deville applies a Body Scissors Hold. Deville drives Sasha head to the canvas. Deville tags in Paige. Paige applies a rear chin lock. Paige clotheslines Sasha for a two count. Paige tags in Rose. Rose connects with a Bicycle Kick for a two count. Rose goes back to the Leg Trap Abdominal Stretch. Rose knocks Mickie off the ring apron. Sasha shoves Rose into Paige.
Sasha makes the hot tag to Bayley. Bayley with Two Axe Handle Strikes to Paige. Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bayley connects with a Belly to Back Suplex. Bayley goes for the Leaping Corner Elbow Strike, but Paige ducks out of the way. Bayley with a Forearm Shiver to Deville. Paige bounces Bayley head on the top turnbuckle. Bayley connects with The Bayley to Belly for a one count as Absolution drags Paige out of the ring. We have ourself a pier six brawl on the outside. Bayley decks Paige with a Top Rope Stunner. Paige knocks Bayley off the top turnbuckle. Paige plants Bayley with The RamPaige to pickup the victory.
Winner: Paige, Mandy Rose and Sonya Deville via Pinfall
Fourth Match: Kane vs. Heath Slater w/Rhyno
Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Kane sends Slater to the corner. Slater with an elbow strike to Kane. Kane responds with multiple haymakers. Kane connects with a Body Avalanche. Kane follows that with a Side Walk Slam. Kane kicks Slater out of the ring. Rhyno is trying to pump up Slater.
Kane with a Running ChokeSlam to Slater. Rhyno and Slater continues to argue with each other. Slater whips Kane face off the top rope. Slater ducks a clothesline from Kane. Slater lands a Leaping Knee Strike. Kane responds with a big uppercut. Kane plants Slater with a ChokeSlam to pickup the victory. After the match, Kane starts brawling with Rhyno. Rhyno connects with a Corner Spear. Rhyno goes for The Gore, but Kane counters with a ChokeSlam.
Winner: Kane via Pinfall
Fifth Match: Finn Balor vs. Curt Hawkins
Hawkins starts things off with a flurry of haymakers. Balor kicks Hawkins in the jaw. Balor follows that with a Basement Dropkick. Balor lands a knife edge chop. Hawkins rolls Balor over for a two count. Balor goes for The SlingBlade, but Hawkins counters with another rollup for a two count. Hawkins with a Thrust Kick to the midsection of Balor. Hawkins with a Cradle Cover for a two count. Balor responds with a Standing Double Foot Stomp. Balor connects with The SlingBlade. Balor follows that with The ShotGun Dropkick. Balor lands the Coupe De Grace to pickup the victory.
Winner: Finn Balor via Pinfall
Bray Wyatt & #WOKEN Matt Hardy In-Ring Segment:
Sixth Match: Mustafa Ali, Akira Tozawa and Cedric Alexander vs. Enzo Amore, Ariya Daivari and Drew Gulak in a 6-Man Tag Team Miracle on 34th Street Fight
Daivari and Alexander will start things off. Daivari kicks Alexander in the gut. Daivari throws his elf hat at Alexander. Daivari delivers a series of haymakers in the corner. Alexander dives over Daivari. Alexander connects with a Leg Scissors TakeOver. Alexander follows that with a dropkick to Gulak. Tozawa and Ali takes out The Zo Train with a Suicide Dive/SomerSault Plancha Combination.
Coming out of the commercial break, Daivari bodyslams Tozawa on a evergreen tree. Enzo wedges the tree in the corner. Enzo whips Tozawa back first across the tree for a two count. Enzo applies a rear chin lock. Tozawa gets back to a vertical base. Enzo drives Tozawa head to the canvas. Enzo knocks Alexander off the ring apron. Tozawa drops Enzo with a Spinning RoundHouse Kick. Tozawa makes the hot tag to Ali.
Ali clotheslines Daivari. Ali follows that with an Elevated Dropkick. Ali side steps Daivari into the turnbuckles. Ali lands a Leg Lariat from the ring apron. Ali connects with a Roll Through X-Factor. Ali hits the 054 for a two count as Gulak breaks up the pin attempt. Alexander throws a plate of cookies at Gulak. Ali tags in Alexander. Alexander hits Gulak with a Candy Kendo Stick. Daivari rolls Alexander over for a two count. Alexander plants Daivari with The Lumbar Check to pickup the victory.
Winner: Mustafa Ali, Akira Tozawa and Cedric Alexander via Pinfall
Nia Jax, Enzo Amore and Alexa Bliss Backstage Segment:
Seventh Match: Roman Reigns (c) vs. Samoa Joe For The WWE Intercontinental Championship
Reigns clotheslines Joe. Reigns starts teeing off on Joe in the corner. Joe responds with left jabs. Reigns sends Joe throat across the middle rope. Reigns delivers The Drive By. Joe lands a knife edge chop. Joe follows that with a HeadButt. Joe bounces Reigns head on the top turnbuckle. Joe with a Belly to Back Suplex for a two count. Joe slaps Reigns in the face. Reigns fires up with the Never Ending Story. Reigns drops Joe with a Big Boot. Reigns goes for The SuperMan Punch, but Joe backs himself in between the turnbuckles. Joe pokes Reigns in the eye. Joe with a series of left jabs to Reigns. Joe hits the Wrap Around Enzuigiri for a two count.
Coming out of the commercial break, Joe continues to wear down Reigns. Reigns connects with a Samoan Drop for a two count. Reigns goes for a PowerBomb, but Joe blocks it. Reigns with a SunsetFlip for a two count. Reigns and Joe are trading back and forth shots. Joe with Muay Thai Knee Strikes to Reigns. Joe follows that with a Vertical Suplex. Joe goes for the Running Senton, but Reigns ducks out of the way. Reigns decks Joe with the SuperMan Punch for a two count. Reigns goes for the Spear, but Joe counters with a Big Boot. Joe connects with a Uranage Slam for a two count.
Reigns whips Joe face off the top rope. Joe gets Reigns trapped in the Coquina Clutch. Reigns reaches the bottom rope to create separation. Joe kicks Reigns out of the ring. Joe lands a Suicide Dive. Joe sends Reigns shoulder first to the steel ring post. Joe rolls Reigns back into the ring. Joe applies an arm-bar. Reigns HeadButts Joe. Reigns delivers a series of forearm shivers. Reigns gets himself intentionally disqualified. After the match, Reigns lands a Flying SuperMan Punch off the steel ring steps. Reigns sends Joe face first to the steel ring post. Reigns is targeting Joe’s shoulder. Reigns hits Joe two times with the ring step. Joe dodges a vicious chair shot. Joe finally heads to the backstage area.
Winner: Samoa Joe via Disqualification, but still WWE Intercontinental Champion, Roman Reigns
Eight Match: Braun Strowman vs. The MizTourage in a Secret Santa Match
Strowman and Dallas will start things off. Strowman goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Dallas lands back on his feet. Strowman connects with a Inside Out Lariat. Strowman follows that with a Biel Throw. Strowman launches Axel into Dallas. Strowman drives Axel back first into the turnbuckles. Strowman drops Dallas with the Body Avalanche. Strowman plants Dallas with the Running PowerSlam to pickup the victory. After the match, Strowman delivers three more Running PowerSlams.
Winner: Braun Strowman via Pinfall
Alexa Bliss & Asuka In-Ring Segment:
Ninth Match: Sheamus & Cesaro (c) vs. Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
Jordan and Sheamus will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jordan with a Waist Lock TakeDown to Sheamus. Jordan with a quick cover for a one count. Sheamus backs Jordan into the ropes. Cesaro delivers a cheap shot behind the referee’s back. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Jordan dodges a Double Clothesline. Rollins makes a blind tag.The Bar with a Double Hip Toss to Jordan. Rollins hits a Double SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Rollins clotheslines Sheamus over the top rope. Rollins follows that with a SlingBlade to Cesaro. Rollins lands a Double Suicide Dive.
Coming out of the commercial break, Sheamus applies an arm-bar. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. The Bar with a Double Thrust Kick to Rollins for a two count. Cesaro applies a rear chin lock. Rollins gets back to a vertical base. Cesaro whips Rollins sternum first into the turnbuckles. The Bar are cutting the ring in half. Sheamus with The Ten Beats to the chest of Rollins. Rollins battles back with multiple haymakers. Cesaro with a Flying Leg Drop for a two count. The Bar’s Double Clothesline gets another two count. Sheamus whips Rollins out of the ring. Cesaro clotheslines Rollins on the floor.
The Bar sends Jordan back first across the ringside barricade. Rollins knocks Cesaro off the ring apron. Sheamus goes for The Irish Curse Back Breaker, but Rollins counters with a DDT for a two count. Cesaro responds with a Running European Uppercut. Sheamus follows that with The Irish Curse Back Breaker for a two count. Sheamus kicks Rollins in the jaw. Cesaro with the lateral press for a two count. The Bar with a FlapJack/Upper Cut Combination for a two count. Rollins ducks a clothesline from Cesaro. Rollins decks Cesaro with an Enzuigiri. Jordan attacks Sheamus. Rollins makes the hot tag to Jordan.
Jordan dropkicks Cesaro off the ring apron. Jordan repeatedly drives Sheamus back first into the turnbuckles. Jordan connects with a Corner Spear. Jordan follows that with a Over Head Belly to Belly Suplex for a two count. Jordan is distracted by Cesaro. Sheamus rolls Jordan over for a two count. The Bar with a Back Breaker/Flying Clothesline Combination for a two count. Cesaro locks in The Sharpshooter.
Rollins with a haymaker to Sheamus. Cesaro whips Rollins out of the ring. Jordan with an inside cradle for a two count. Cesaro transitions into a ground and pound attack. The Bar connects with The Doomsday Device. The referee is distracted by Rollins who’s not the legal man in the match. Rollins SuperKicks Cesaro. Sheamus Brogue Kicks Rollins. Sheamus gets Jordan trapped in the Texas CloverLeaf. Jordan crawsl to the bottom rope to create separation. Sheamus tags in Cesaro. Sheamus connects with White Noise. Rollins sends Sheamus shoulder first to the steel ring post. Cesaro drops Rollins with a Running European Uppercut. Jordan plants Cesaro with The Elevated Neck Breaker to pickup the victory.
Winner: New WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan via Pinfall
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