LAST TIME ON RAW
One’s headed for tables, the other’s headed for stairs, and in the main event of Raw, John Cena and Big Show met in a battle of titanic proportions. What was shaping up to be an upset for Cena — he’d stunned Show with a sleeper hold and escaped a chokeslam to set up the Attitude Adjustment — turned into an all-out brawl, as Seth Rollins interfered, followed swiftly by Dolph Ziggler, Big Show, Erick Rowan, Ryback, Luke Harper and Kane. When the dust cleared, Rollins had the last word with yet another Triple Powerbomb to the Cenation leader, this time through the announce table. All it takes is one more on Sunday and Cena’s time as No. 1 contender is up.
Well, well, well. When The Big Dog comes back to the yard, he’ll have a new accolade to bring around with him: Roman Reigns is your 2014 Superstar of the Year. Defeating the likes of John Cena, Bray Wyatt, Daniel Bryan, Brock Lesnar and his former Shield-mates Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins, the former WWE Tag Team Champion made his Raw return to accept the Slammy and had a few choice words for Cena, Lesnar, Triple H, Mr. McMahon and whomever else is looking for someone to “step up.” Quite simply, Reigns is headed to the top of the ladder to knock off whoever’s waiting for him.
Indeed, Chris Jericho has been no stranger to the extreme throughout his entire career. The former Undisputed WWE Champion won the Extreme Moment of the Year Slammy Award for his crossbody off a steel cage to Bray Wyatt – presented by Rob Van Dam, no less. But the Lionheart’s thunder was stolen, once again, by Fandango, who took the opportunity to one-up Y2J once again a la WrestleMania 29 by shimmying away with his Slammy.
She’s the Diva of the Year for 2014, and AJ Lee has already staked her claim on a killer 2015 after a decisive victory over Summer Rae just moments after she won her Slammy. Perhaps it was Summer’s disrespect of AJ’s win that drove the former Divas Champion into second gear, but whatever the cause, AJ managed to reverse a strong opening salvo from Summer into the Black Widow in a matter of seconds.
In other action... The Usos & Ryback def. Kane & WWE Tag Team Champions The Miz & Damien Mizdow... Damien Mizdow won the ‘LOL’ Moment of the Year Slammy; U.S. Champion Rusev addressed Jack Swagger... Erick Rowan def. Intercontinental Champion Luke Harper via Disqualification... AJ Lee won Diva of the Year... Brock Lesnar won the ‘OMG!’ Shocking Moment of the Year Slammy; Dean Ambrose attacked Bray Wyatt... Natalya def. NXT Women's Champion Charlotte... Kofi Kingston def. Stardust; The Ultimate Warrior posthumously won the Surprise Return of the Year Slammy Award... and Seth Rollins def. Dolph Ziggler; Sting won the 'This is Awesome!' Moment of the Year Slammy Award.