WWE Monday Night RAW Results: 12/31/2012
John Cena guest-starred on "Miz TV"
WASHINGTON — On the last night of a long, wild 2012, it’s only fitting New Year’s Eve on Monday Night Raw kicked off with something … AWESOME. And the host with the most (and lest we forget, a WWE Universe–deemed “nice guy”), The Miz, certainly started the evening in high style with a blockbuster announcement from Managing Supervisor Vickie Guerrero: It would be a “Champion’s Choice” night, in which all reigning champions would defend their titles against an opponent of their choosing.
Miz’s guest wasn’t lacking in the “must-see” department, either, as The Awesome One summoned none other than John Cena to his couch for a powwow in our nation’s capitol. The Cenation leader was free to address the recent goings-on between himself, AJ Lee, Dolph Ziggler and Big E Langston, but no sooner had Cena given an RSVP to Dolph and AJ’s planned “New Year’s Toast” (yes, he’s going) than Team Rhodes Scholars crashed the party. Neither the host nor the guest had much appreciation for the interruption, though, and after a few moments of jaw-jacking, a match was made. The WrestleMania XXVII opponents would unite in a tag team contest against the immaculately groomed goons of Team Rhodes Scholars.
John Cena & The Miz def. Team Rhodes Scholars
It wasn’t exactly a happy New Year’s Eve for Team Rhodes Scholars, who concluded their 2012 in disappointing fashion when John Cena & The Miz brought their braggadocio to a screeching halt in Washington. Despite the pedigree of their opponents, however, the Scholars didn’t let Cena & Miz waltz away with a victory in 2012’s waning hours. Sandow and Rhodes put up a stiff resistance against the WrestleMania XXVII headliners, as the brainy tandem attempted to isolate Miz and keep Cena out of the equation. But the strategy fell short after Miz withstood the brainiacs’ barrage and tagged Cena into the contest after stopping Rhodes’ momentum. The 10-time WWE Champion went to work in high style, shaking off a Disaster Kick from Rhodes and dropping Sandow like the New Year’s ball with an Attitude Adjustment to earn the victory for himself and his mismatched mate.
John Cena crashed Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee’s New Year’s toast
We will say this much: New Year’s shindigs are certainly more interesting when John Cena is invited. The guest of honor for Dolph Ziggler and AJ Lee’s New Year’s toast didn’t sit idly by after The Showoff and his skip-happy gal pal cued up a slideshow of Cena’s less-than-best moments this year (losses to The Rock and John Laurinaitis among them). He didn’t even stay put when Ziggler un-invited him from the proceedings. Instead, Cena crashed the party in high style, offering some quips of his own before turning to more serious matters. The Cenation leader gamely acknowledged his shortcomings in the previous 12 months, but resolved to reclaim his rightful place atop the WWE mountaintop, throwing his name into the 2013 Royal Rumble Match as the first step to that goal. Regardless of whomever he had to beat, Cena promised he would be a champion once again.
So with that said, Cena raised a glass of his own and offered a salutation of his own: To the happy couple, Cena proposed “a prosperous 2013 to Dolph and AJ with the one thing that you are full of …”
And with one final gesture from Cena, a smelly mess rained down from the rafters, showering the couple and leaving them to stew (literally) in the final moments of 2012. Happy New Year, WWE Universe. May it be free of People Power, scandals of any nature, broken arms, men in riot gear, Harold, rogue refs, attackers in blond wigs, untimely knee injuries, gigantic chairs and, of course, slop raining from the skies.
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