WWE Raw Results For 12/25: Two Title Matches, Miracle On 34th Street Fight & Secret Santa Match

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- John Cena makes his way to the ring to start the show, Cena grabs the microphone and he gives his gear to a fan at ringside. Cena talks about his love of the holidays and he tells the WWE Universe that they are his family, Elias interrupts and he has his guitar with him. Elias says WWE stands for Walk With Elias, Elias then asks the WWE Universe “who wants to walk with Elias?” Elias says that he is tired of getting interrupted every time he comes out, Elias starts to perform and Cena constantly interrupts him before grabbing a stool for Elias to sit on.

Elias starts his song again while massive CM Punk chants continue, Elias sings his song and the fans give him the business. Cena interrupts him again to defend the city of Chicago, Cena then accuses Elias of being a jerk for bashing the WWE Universe. Elias apologizes and sings the song again, Cena joins in and Elias punches him right in the face to knock him out cold. Elias then says Christmas is overrated and so is Chicago, Elias then attacks Cena further before grabbing the microphone. Elias challenges Cena to a match and a referee comes down.

John Cena vs. Elias

The match begins with Elias attacking Cena as the bell rings, Elias then hits Cena with a jumping elbow drop. Elias traps Cena in the corner while mauling him with strikes, Cena fights back and he works over Elias with a headlock. Elias gets out of the headlock and he drops Cena with a forearm strike, Elias rolls out of the ring and drops Cena on the ring apron. Elias uses another strike to knock Cena to the arena floor, Elias attacks Cena with chops before tossing him back into the ring for a near fall. Elias picks Cena up and tosses him across the ring a few times, Elias grabs Cena and hangs him upside down in the corner.

Elias goes to the top rope and he nails Cena with a double stomp for a near fall, Elias then wrenches away on the arm of Cena. Cena fights back and Elias drops him with a boot to the face, Elias again hangs Cena upside down in the corner while going back up to the top rope. Cena avoids the double stomp and he cracks Elias with a clothesline, Cena and Elias have a striking exchange in the middle of the ring. Elias catches Cena with a back breaker for another near fall, Elias traps Cena in the corner again while landing more strikes. Elias goes to the top rope and Cena meets him up there, Elias gets down to catch Cena with a sit out power bomb for a near fall.

Cena rolls out of the ring and Elias gets him back in for another near fall, Elias slows things down by holding Cena in a chin lock. Cena gets free and he nails Elias with a few shoulder tackles, Elias rolls out of the ring and Cena gets him back in before eating a clothesline. Elias catches Cena with another back breaker for another near fall, Elias goes for another back breaker and Cena gets free before applying the STF. Elias gets free and he catches Cena with a knee strike that knocks him out of the ring, Cena gets to the ring apron and Elias nails him with more strikes. Cena gets back in the ring and he reapplies the STF to Elias and Elias gets to the ropes, Elias nails Cena with a spinning neck breaker for a near fall.

Elias takes a short break before nailing Cena with an elbow drop, Cena catches Elias with a roll up and multiple shoulder tackles. Cena then hits Elias with a back suplex before landing a Five Knuckle Shuffle, Cena hits Elias with an Attitude Adjustment for a three count.

Winner: John Cena

- A Samoa Joe video package airs.

- WWE Raw GM Kurt Angle is decorating a Christmas Tree backstage when Jason Jordan and Seth Rollins arrive, Rollins says he wants revenge on Samoa Joe for injuring Dean Ambrose. Angle wants Jordan and Rollins to wrestle The Bar tonight, the two don’t get along and Angle still makes the match for the WWE Raw Tag Team Titles. Roman Reigns arrives and Angle tells him that he’ll defend the WWE Intercontinental Title against Samoa Joe.

- Charly Caruso interviews Brian Kendrick & Jack Gallagher, Kendrick mocks Hideo Itami before saying he wants to find out of Itami belongs in the WWE.

Hideo Itami vs. Brian Kendrick w/Jack Gallagher

The match begins with Kendrick nailing Itami with a few strikes to the back, Itami recovers and drops Kendrick with a knee lift. Itami then cracks Kendrick with a series of kicks to the back, Gallagher interferes and that allows Kendrick to nail Itami with a leg lariat for a near fall. Kendrick then hits Itami with some cross faces and chops, Kendrick traps Itami in the corner before choking him with his foot. Kendrick then catches Itami with a belly to belly suplex for a near fall, Kendrick slows things down by holding Itami in the scarf hold. Itami breaks free and he nails Kendrick with a tornado DDT into the ropes, Itami then catches Kendrick with a top rope clothesline.

Itami then hits Kendrick with a few more clotheslines and strikes, Itami traps Kendrick in the corner before landing a running drop kick. Itami hits Kendrick with Go To Sleep for the three count.

Winner: Hideo Itami

- A video package airs highlighting the announcement of the first women’s Royal Rumble Match.

- Mickie James, Bayley and Sasha Banks runs into The Miztourage backstage, who try spreading some Mizmas cheer. The Miztourage then sing a Miz inspired Christmas Carol  and the women just walk away.

Absolution (Paige, Sonya Deville & Mandy Rose) vs. Mickie James, Sasha Banks & Bayley

The match begins with Paige playing some mind games with Banks, Paige pops Banks with a punch before tagging Rose in. Banks recovers and she drops Rose with a drop kick, Banks starts wrenching away on the arm of Rose before tagging James in. James catches Rose with a top rope axe handle drop to the arm, James then hits Rose with a leg drop on the arm for a near fall. James then hits Rose with a few kicks and a flying forearm strike, Bayley tags in and she double teams Rose alongside James. Rose drops Bayley with a punch before tagging Deville in, Deville then scores a few takedowns on Bayley.

Bayley recovers and traps Deville in the corner before tagging Banks in, Banks and Bayley double team Deville for a near fall. Banks catches Deville with a double knee strike for another near fall, Rose distracts Banks and Deville clotheslines Banks when she gets to the arena floor. Banks gets back in the ring and Deville assaults her with strikes, Paige tags in and she stomps away on Banks in the corner. Rose tags in and she mauls Banks with strikes in the corner, Rose then chokes Banks on the middle rope. Rose then applies a modified abdominal stretch to Banks, Banks gets free and Rose nails her with an elbow drop. Deville tags in and she nails Banks with a strike to the back for a near fall, Deville then locks Banks in the body scissors.

Banks gets free and Deville quickly drops her before tagging Paige in, Paige stands on Banks hair while pulling on her arms. Paige slows things down by holding Banks in a chin lock, Banks gets free and Paige drops her with a clothesline for a near fall. Rose tags in and she clobbers Banks with a knee strike for a near fall, Rose reapplies the modified abdominal stretch to Banks. Banks gets free and Rose cheap shots her partners, Banks shoves Rose into Paige before tagging Bayley in. Paige tags in as well and Bayley cleans house on the opposing team, Bayley corners Paige before landing shoulder thrusts.

Paige slows Bayley down and Bayley catches her in a Bayley To Belly, a huge brawl breaks out on the arena floor between members of both teams. Bayley gets Paige back in the ring and she goes to the top rope, Paige trips her up and lands the Rampaige for the three count.

Winners: Absolution (Paige, Sonya Deville & Mandy Rose)

- Highlights of Dean Ambroses arm injury air.

- Renee Young interviews Samoa Joe, who says he has no remorse for injuring Dean Ambrose last week and then says his actions got him a WWE Intercontinental Title shot tonight.

- Kane is shown walking backstage.

Kane vs. Heath Slater w/Rhyno

The match begins with Slater nailing Kane with a back elbow strike, Kane traps Slater in the corner before assaulting him with strikes. Kane then hits Slater with a running clothesline in the corner followed by a side slam for a near fall, Kane then knocks Slater to the arena floor. Slater gets back in the ring and Kane knocks him right back out, Slater then drops Kane neck first on the top rope. Slater then hits Kane with a few punches and a knee strike, Kane recovers and drops Slater with a clothesline followed by a choke slam for a three count.

Winner: Kane

After the match, Kane attacks Rhyno and he eventually nails him with a choke slam.

- Curt Hawkins is in the ring with a microphone in hand, Hawkins says he needs to face the facts and admits that 2017 hasn’t been the best of years to him. Hawkins says he feels a Christmas miracle can happen tonight and he issues an open challenge, which brings out Finn Balor.

Finn Balor vs. Curt Hawkins

The match begins with Hawkins jumping Balor as the bell sounded, Balor recovers and he drops Hawkins before landing a basement drop kick. Balor then hits Hawkins with a running chop, Hawkins recovers and rolls up Balor a few times for a few near falls. Balor trips up Hawkins before landing a double stomp, Balor then hits Hawkins with a sling blade and a shotgun drop kick. Balor catches Hawkins with Cupe De Grace for the three count.

Winner: Finn Balor

- The Miztourage are backstage and they run into Goldust, they sing a Mizmas carol and they give him a copy of Santa’s Little Helper. Titus O’Neil and the Titus Brand come back and Goldust gives them the DVD.

- Bray Wyatt appears and he says that Sister Abigail has always hated this time of the year, Wyatt says that Matt Hardy is giving the people something to believe in and he is actually just using everyone. Wyatt says that Hardy is surrounded by the fireflies and Sister Abigail, Wyatt then makes his way to the ring. Hardy appears behind Wyatt and he attacks him, Hardy goes for the Twist Of Fate and Wyatt runs away. Hardy grabs a microphone and he makes a bunch of odd sounds with it.

- The Bar are talking to each other in their locker room about defending their titles tonight, Sheamus gives Cesaro a Christmas present and a Dean Ambrose action action figure is in it with a missing arm. Cesaro gives Sheamus a Christmas present, which is a Jason Jordan and Seth Rollins action figures.

Miracle On 34th Street Fight

The Zo Train (Enzo Amore, Drew Gulak & Ariya Daivari) vs. Cedric Alexander, Akira Tozawa & Mustafa Ali

The match begins with Daivari attacking Alexander with his elf hat before nailing him with strikes, Alexander recovers to knock the whole Zo Train to the arena floor. Ali and Tozawa take on Gulak and Daivari with suicide dives as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Daivari slamming Tozawa on a Christmas present for a near fall. Amore tags in and he throws Tozawa into a Christmas tree for a near fall, Amore slows things down by holding Tozawa in a chin lock. Tozawa then hits a distracted Amore with a spinning kick to the face, Ali and Daivari get the tags from their respective partners.

Ali nails Daivari with a drop kick and a rolling X Factor, Ali nails Daivari with an 054 for a near fall after Gulak breaks everything up. Amore tries attacking Alexander with an oversized candy cane and Amore gets knocked out of the ring, Alexanders attacks Gulak with the candy cane. Alexander nails Daivari with a Lumbar Check for a three count.

Winners: Cedric Alexander, Akira Tozawa & Mustafa Ali

- Enzo Amore is complaining about his loss backstage when he bumps into Nia Jax, it is revealed that they are under the mistletoe and Alexa Bliss interrupts before they can kiss. Bliss wants to speak with Jax and Jax leaves Enzo alone under the mistletoe.

- Renee Young interviews Roman Reigns, who says that he isn’t leaving Chicago without the title and he says a message will get sent to Samoa Joe tonight.

WWE Intercontinental Title Match

Roman Reigns (Champion) vs. Samoa Joe

The match begins with Reigns dropping a charging Joe with a clothesline, Reigns then attacks Joe with a ton of strikes. Joe fights back by catching Reigns with some strikes of his own, Reigns fights back and he sends Joe into the middle rope. Reigns then catches Joe with the Drive By, Reigns gets back in the ring and Joe attacks him with strikes in the corner. Joe catches Reigns with a back suplex for a near fall, Joe traps Reigns in the corner again while landing some more strikes. Reigns recovers and he drops Joe with a leaping clothesline, Reigns then catches Joe with clothesline strikes in the corner.

Reigns follows that up by kicking Joe right in the face, Joe fights back and he nails Reigns with more strikes in the corner. Joe then catches Reigns with a back elbow strike and enzaguri in the corner for a near fall as we go to a commercial break, we return from the break to see Joe working over a downed Reigns. Reigns gets to a knee as Joe assaults him with more strikes, Reigns recovers and catches a charging Joe with a Samoan drop. Reigns also catches Joe with a roll up for a near fall, Joe catches Reigns with a few strikes before landing a suplex.

Joe catches Reigns with a suplex before missing a senton bomb, Reigns then nails Joe with a superman punch for a near fall. Reigns goes for a spear and Joe kicks him in the face before landing a uranage for a near fall, Reigns rolls to the ring apron before dropping Joe on the top rope. Reigns gets back in the ring and Joe locks him in the choke until Reigns gets to the ropes, Reigns gets back out of the ring and Joe crushes him with a suicide dive. Joe tosses Reigns into the ring post before getting him back into the ring, Joe wrenches away on the injured arm of Reigns. Reigns breaks free by obliterating Joe with a ton of strikes, Reigns shoves the referee to cause a DQ.

Winner: Samoa Joe, by DQ

After the match, Roman Reigns nails Samoa Joe with a superman punch, Reigns follows Joe out of the ring before landing a ring steps assisted superman punch. Reigns then throws Joe into the ring post a few times, Reigns grabs the ring steps and he nails Joe with them multiple times. Reigns then gets a steel chair and he swings it at Joe, Joe escapes after WWE officials come out.

- Seth Rollins is shown watching the action backstage when Jason Jordan arrives, Rollins says all he cares about is beating The Bar tonight. Rollins tells Jordan not to lose to another top person tonight, while Jordan says he is a good replacement for Dean Ambrose and that angers Rollins.

- The Miztourage is in the ring and Curtis Axel says they will be in a Secret Santa Match, The Miztourage starts singing Jingle Bells until Braun Strowman comes out.

Secret Santa Match

Braun Strowman vs. The Miztourage (Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas)

The match begins with Strowman destroying Dallas with a clothesline, Strowman then tosses Dallas across the ring. Strowman gets Axel in the ring and he throws him at Dallas, Strowman then crushes Dallas with an avalanche followed by a running power slam for a three count.

Winner: Braun Strowman

After the match, Braun Strowman nails Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas with a bunch of running power slams.

- Alexa Bliss is shown walking backstage.

- WWE Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss is in the ring with a microphone in hand, Bliss says her gift to everybody on Christmas is herself. Bliss says that 2017 has been the year of Alexa Bliss, Bliss says she will end the year as the women’s champion. Bliss says she did it all without the WWE Universe by her side, Bliss also says she punched through the glass ceiling this year.

Bliss also brings up the announcement for the women’s Royal Rumble, Bliss then takes credit for the women’s Royal Rumble taking place. Asuka comes out and interrupts the champion, Asuka grabs a microphone and she says that she will enter the Royal Rumble Match. Asuka then promises to win the match and nobody is ready for Asuka, Asuka then drops Bliss with a kick to the head.

WWE Raw Tag Team Title Match

The Bar (Sheamus & Cesaro) (Champions) vs. Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan

The match begins with Jordan scoring a takedown on Sheamus, Sheamus traps Jordan in the ropes before nailing him with a back elbow strike. The Bar double teams Jordan until Rollins knocks them both out of the ring, Rollins then takes out The Bar with a suicide dive as we go to a commercial break. We return from the break to see Sheamus wrenching away on the arm of Rollins, Cesaro tags in and The Bar double teams Rollins. Cesaro then applies the chin lock to a downed Rollins, Rollins gets free and Cesaro takes him out with an Irish Whip.

Sheamus tags in and he nails Rollins with some strikes to the upper body, Rollins gets angry and he nails Sheamus with a plethora of strikes. Sheamus trips up Rollins before tagging Cesaro in, Cesaro nails Rollins with a leg drop for a near fall. Sheamus tags back in and he double teams Rollins with Cesaro for a near fall, Sheamus throws Rollins out of the ring so Cesaro can attack him. Jordan goes to help Rollins and The Bar throws him into the barricade, Rollins gets back in the ring and he takes out Sheamus with a DDT. The Bar double teams Rollins for a near fall after Rollins was looking for a tag, Sheamus tags in as The Bar hits Rollins with an elevated European uppercut for a near fall.

Cesaro hits the ring and Rollins knocks him out with an enzaguri, Jordan hits the ring to level Sheamus with a spear. Jordan tags in and he cleans house on the opposing team, Jordan gets Sheamus up and he drives him into the corner multiple times. Jordan then hits Sheamus with a spear in the corner followed by an exploder suplex for a near fall, Cesaro interferes and Jordan takes him out. Sheamus takes out Jordan before tagging Cesaro in, The Bar hit Jordan with a Demolition Destruction for a near fall. Cesaro locks Jordan in the sharp shooter until Rollins breaks it up, Cesaro gets angry and he nails Jordan with punches. The Bar hit Jordan with a modified Doomsday Device, Rollins breaks up the near fall and Sheamus nails him with a Brogue Kick.

Sheamus applies the Texas cloverleaf to Jordan and Jordan gets to the ropes, Cesaro tags in and The Bar goes for their finisher until Rollins interrupts. Rollins gets Sheamus out of the ring before throwing him into the ring steps, Cesaro catches Rollins with a running European uppercut on the arena floor. Jordan catches Cesaro with his finisher in the ring for a three count.

Winners: Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan, the new WWE Raw Tag Team Champions

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