The following WWE RAW spoilers from Saturday’s tapings in Washington, DC:
Alex Riley defeated a local jobber
RAW begins with The Miz hosting MizTV and announcing that Vickie Guerrero has made tonight a Champions Challenge night. All WWE Championships will be on the line tonight but the champions get to choose their challengers. The Miz brought out John Cena and after a brief back and forth, The Rhodes Scholars come out. A match between The Miz and John Cena vs The Rhodes Scholars is made.
The Miz and John Cena vs Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes
The Miz and John Cena defeated The Rhodes Scholars in a good back and forth tag team match. Cena got the pin after giving an AA to Sandow.
Antonio Cesaro comes out and cuts his usual Anti-American promo and decides that he wants to face WWE Hall of Famer, Sgt. Slaughter.
WWE United States Championship Match
Antonio Cesaro vs Sgt. Slaughter
Antonio Cesaro gets a quick win after hitting the Neutralizer. After the match is over, Cesaro hits a second Neutralizer on Slaughter.
A segment featuring AJ Lee and Dolph Ziggler giving a New Years Eve toast is announced and John Cena has been invited by the happy couple to join in the fun.
Ryback is scheduled to face The Shield in a 3 on 1 Handicap Match later tonight.
After a backstage segment between them, Kane and Daniel Bryan decided to defend the WWE Tag Team Championships against first time challengers, 3MB. Drew McIntyre and Heath Slater will wrestle while Jinder Mahal will be at ringside for the match.
WWE Tag Team Championship Match
Team Hell No vs 3MB
Kane and Daniel Bryan get the win and retain their championships. After the match, the two of them mock 3MB’s air guitar routine.
CM Punk, Paul Heyman, and a “Doctor” come out to confirm that he is truly injured and cannot defend his WWE Championship tonight. CM Punk’s doctor says that he cannot clear CM Punk for his match with Ryback on January 7th. Vince McMahon comes out and overrides the doctor, ordering that CM Punk face Ryback next week in a TLC Match for the WWE Championship.
Sheamus vs Dolph Ziggler w/ AJ Lee and Big E. Langston
After a 15 minute match, The Shield comes out and end up attacking Sheamus. They stand over a fallen Sheamus and leave through the crowd.
Backstage, Brad Maddox asks Paul Heyman for a job but he is ordered to leave.
Also backstage, there is a segment with Kofi Kingston and Wade Barrett. This set up a title match between the two later tonight.
Eve comes out and challenges Mae Young to a match. Mae is thankfully not at the arena and Eve wants the referee to call the match a forfeit in her favor. Kaitlyn comes out and begins to beat down Eve until she is able to make her escape and run to the back.
The Big Show comes out and quite unexpectedly wishes to defend the World Title against Ricardo Rodriguez. Alberto del Rio is in a suit at ringside and does the announcing for Ricardo, who comes out in his car.
World Heavyweight Championship Match
The Big Show vs Ricardo Rodriguez
Alberto del Rio attacked The Big Show before Ricardo could get destroyed by The Big Show causing a DQ.
Intercontinental Championship Match
Kofi Kingston vs Wade Barrett
Wade Barrett defeats Kofi Kingston to become the Intercontinental Champion after good match. Barrett is interviewed in the ring after the match and tells the WWE Locker Room to watch out for him in 2013.
Ryback vs The Shield never happens as The Shield attacked Ryback on the stage. Sheamus comes out to make the save but is overpowered. Randy Orton returns to a huge pop and makes the save, chasing off The Shield. Ryback, Sheamus, and Randy Orton stand tall in the ring as The Shield makes a hasty retreat into the crowd.
Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee come out for their New Years Eve toast. Ziggler is in a tuxedo and AJ is in a dress. Langston is in regular wrestling gear. They toast the New Year and Ziggler shows clips of Cena’s bad year like Brock Lesnar F-5ing him and him getting knocked out by Big Show. Dolph un-invites Cena and tells Langston to guard the ring.AJ and Ziggler kiss but Cena comes out and interrupts. Cena admits he had a bad year but points out AJ’s many relationships. Cena shows a pic of AJ’s many “illegitimate children” on the big screen and it’s a bunch of babies with various Superstars and Legends heads photoshopped onto them.
Cena announces he will be in the 30-man Royal Rumble match. Cena promises to win the WWE Title in 2013. Cena toasts AJ and Dolph and then a bunch of fake human waste falls from the rafters and splashes all over the ring, AJ and Ziggler. They throw a fit in the ring as Cena’s music hits and RAW ends.