After another wild edition of WWE’s Raw Monday night, the company put on a fun show that was meant to air to an audience watching on Christmas Eve.
With the adults pounding the eggnog and telling stories, this episode of Raw was directed at the younger fans that were still watching.
Instead of complaining about storylines that didn’t get furthered or your favorite heel that was "buried," enjoy the time of the year and realize the WWE will be back to normal soon enough.
Raw Results from Dec. 3 (via WWE.com)
Alicia Fox, Natalya, Kaitlyn and Layla defeated Rosa, Aksana, Tamina Snuka and Divas Champion Eve (Santa’s Helper 8-Diva Tag Team Match).
Sheamus defeated World Heavyweight Champion Big Show (Lumber-Jack Frost Match).
The Miz and Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston defeated U.S. Champion Antonio Cesaro and Wade Barrett.
WWE Champion CM Punk claimed Ryback ruined Christmas and Hanukkah; Ryback revealed he’ll face Punk in a TLC Match on Jan. 7, 2013.
Brodus Clay, The Usos, Santino Marella, Tyson Kidd and Justin Gabriel defeated The Prime Time Players, 3MB and Tensai (12 Days of Christmas 12-Man Tag Team Match).
John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio (Miracle on 34th Street Fight); Santa Claus (Mick Foley) helps Cena pull off the win on Christmas Eve edition of Raw.
While it came as a shock to some—these are the same fans that expected Tribute to the Troops to be anything but faces winning—the Christmas Eve edition of Raw featured utter domination by the good guys. Welcome to the holidays!
Question on Everyone’s Mind: Was This a Holdover Episode?
It’s obvious that the WWE was just trying to fill the three hours this week so that the WWE superstars would be able to go home and visit their families and friends. While some will complain, the fact that they even put a show on is impressive enough.
After watching Santa get hit by a car, the boys and girls of the WWE Universe were lucky to get the jolly, fat man back to health by the end of the episode, according to announcer JBL:
Ricardo Rodriguez took to Twitter to not only apologize, but claim that it wasn’t his fault or the fault of new face Alberto Del Rio:
I love you Santa! Wasn't our fault!— Ricardo Rodriguez(@RRWWE) December 25, 2012
CM Punk Versus Ryback
While the majority of the WWE Universe is gearing up for the WWE Championship match between The Rock and CM Punk at the Royal Rumble, we can’t forget Ryback and CM Punk are going to fight on the first Raw of 2013.
Question on Everyone’s Mind: How Will Ryback Lose?
It’s clear that Ryback will not walk away from the Jan. 7 edition of Raw with the WWE title, but the company has ruined the endings of his matches too many times already. With plenty of superstars that could return, something epic better happen to make up for the predictable ending.
In one of the best Christmas presents a hardcore wrestling fan could ever ask for, the WWE has reminded us that Monday marked the 400th day CM Punk has been WWE Champion:
While Punk and many fans may be celebrating 400 days as champ, The Rock is counting down the days until he becomes the new WWE Champion at the 2013 Royal Rumble:
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