What’s a guy gotta do to get through a talk show around here? Chris Jericho’s planned “Highlight Reel” discussion of his United States Title rematch with Kevin Owens — a match that will send him to SmackDown LIVE if he wins, for what it’s worth — was interrupted not once, but twice, by Superstars looking to take over the proceedings.
First, The Miz swooped in and immediately transformed “The Highlight Reel” into “Miz TV” so he could interview Jericho, but Dean Ambrose was hot on his heels to flip “Miz TV” into “The Ambrose Asylum.” And, to his credit, Ambrose remembered he owed Jericho a jacket, so he brought the G.O.A.T. a peace offering of a homemade, Christmas light-spangled replacement. (The destruction of Mitch the Plant and Ambrose’s lingering $15,000 debt to Jericho apparently cancelled each other out.)
When Miz tried (unsuccessfully) to stop Jericho from trying it on, maaaannnnnn, and started bemoaning Dean's supposed sullying of the Intercontinental Title and complaining that he didn't get a gift, Ambrose hit him with Dirty Deeds and Jericho put Maryse on The List for being married to The Miz. Harsh.
As it turns out, the only thing that makes Braun Strowman angrier than when he doesn’t get a match is when he loses one.
After suffering a shocking upset defeat to Kalisto in Raw’s first-ever Dumpster Match, The Monster Among Men made his displeasure known in profound fashion, placing a beating on The King of Flight the likes of which has rarely been seen.
First, the match. Credit to Kalisto for not only withstanding the monster’s onslaught, but picking up the win in the savviest of ways: Wiggling out of a Gorilla Press off the apron and dropkicking The Gift of Destruction into the dumpster. Nicely done.
Of course, Strowman landed on his feet and hopped out about half a second later, raining destruction upon the former United States Champion before locking him in the dumpster and pushing it off the stage, subjecting Kalisto to hip and cervical trauma in the process. Congrats, dude. Hope it was worth it.
The bad news for The Miz is that he’s already alienated everyone on Raw to such a degree that only one person wanted to be his tag team partner against talk-show foes Dean Ambrose & Chris Jericho in a Kurt Angle-organized main event. The good news is that that one man was ... Elias Samson? Nah, Miz doesn’t even know him, despite a brief backstage interaction. It was, apparently, Bray Wyatt.
Granted, The Reaper of Souls waited until about halfway into the match to actually show up, leaving Miz to suffer a 2-on-1 mugging for more time than he probably would have preferred. But the former WWE Champion more than made up for the delay, saving Miz from a trip through the commentary table, Sister Abigail’ing Ambrose into the LED board and leading a 2-on-1 beatdown of Chris Jericho that ended the match without an official announcement.
Once Jericho had been hauled into the ring, Wyatt feasted upon his foe with Sister Abigail, but he wasn’t interested in sharing the glory: When Miz tried to mug with The Eater of Worlds after the match, Wyatt turned on The A-Lister and subjected him to a Sister Abigail of his own. Miz did say his partner had a flair for the dramatic. Maybe it was Wyatt after all.
In other action … Raw Tag Team Champion Matt Hardy def. Sheamus … Austin Aries & Gentleman Jack Gallagher def. WWE Cruiserweight Champion Neville & TJ Perkins … Dana Brooke def. Alicia Fox … Finn Bálor, Seth Rollins & Big Cass def. Samoa Joe, Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson … Sasha Banks def. Alexa Bliss via Count-out … and Apollo Crews def. Curt Hawkins.
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