WWE RAW Results (12/15/2014): Detroit, Michigan
Chris Jericho, Paul Heyman, Seth Rollins & John Cena Open Up RAW
The post-TLC edition of WWE RAW, which emanates from Detroit, Michigan, opens up with Chris Jericho’s theme song immediately hitting. The pyro explodes and out he comes as Michael Cole welcomes us to the show.
Jericho is truly getting a rock star reception in Detroit. Huge pop for his entrance and a giant “Y2J” chant as soon as the music stopped. “Welcome to RAW is Jericho” is repeated by everyone in attendance. Jericho talks about how he’s the special guest General Manager tonight.
He thanks everyone for voting for him for “Extreme Moment of the Year” at last week’s Slammy Awards. The fans break out into another loud “Y2J” chant. He says he could stand here and listen to them chant that all night, but he’d get in trouble. He continues to talk about the Slammy’s and how Fandango accepted it for him. He proceeds to insult Fandango and then demands that “Fan-Dumbo,” “Fan-Dingo,” “Fan-Dodge-Durango” come out to the ring.
Instead of Fandango coming out, we hear “Ladies and Gentlemen!” Out comes Paul Heyman. The fans boo the hell out of Heyman as he runs his mouth while walking down to the ring. We’ve got a hot crowd in Detroit tonight, folks.
Heyman admits to being a “Jericho-holic.” He talks about how Jericho is the guest GM tonight and says it should be him instead. He says he has a beef with Jericho. He talks about Jericho winning the “Extreme Moment of the Year” Slammy Award and says if anyone should win an award with the word “extreme” in it, it should be him. The fans chant “E-C-W, E-C-W!” Heyman calls himself the father and grand puba of the extreme concept. Jericho calls him a walrus, which prompts the fans to chant “Walrus! Walrus!”
Jericho tells Heyman he did give him his first break in ECW, but he also ripped him off. He says he owes him $200. Heyman brushes that off and then talks about Seth Rollins failing in his task to beat John Cena at TLC last night. As he continues to talk about Rollins, he is interupted by Rollins’ music. Out comes “Mr. Money in the Bank” himself, with Joey Mercury and Jamie Noble with him.
The fans break out in a “You Sold Out!” chant as Rollins makes his way to the ring with Mercury and Noble. He gets in Heyman’s face. He leans into Heyman and pushes him backwards. Heyman tells Rollins that he’s not a fighter, he’s only an advocate. Rollins talks about Heyman standing at ringside during his match with Cena last night. He says he saw him put Cena through a table. Rollins then talks about Sting. He says Sting screwed him at Survivor Series and then Roman Reigns screwed him at TLC.
Rollins switches gears and focuses on Cena. He calls Cena a coward and then challenges him to a rematch, but not tonight. Before he can say when, he is interupted by Cena’s theme song. Cena makes his way to the ring to a loud mixed reaction from the Detroit fans.
Cena tells Rollins to shut his mouth. He calls him a kid and says there’s grown men in the ring. He tells Rollins that he put up a hell of a fight, but the fact is — he lost. He says he hasn’t learned what it’s like to be a man. He says a man doesn’t complain and make excuses.
He continues to talk, but turns around and focuses on Heyman. He talks about his match with Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at the upcoming Royal Rumble pay-per-view. He says that he’s not here tonight to talk about that, he’s here to fight. He says Rollins claims he can’t beat him without help. He says he’s right, he does need help. He says he can’t make matches. He needs someone with the power to make that happen. Jericho smirks in the background.
Jericho makes the Cena-Rollins rematch for tonight on RAW. Rollins looks pissed. Jericho says the Cena-Rollins rematch won’t be just any match — it will be a steel cage match. We see a shot of the cage hanging above the ring. Cena tells Rollins he’ll see him later tonight and he walks off. Rollins complains to Jericho, calling him the worst General Manager of all-time.
Rollins continues to complain, telling Jericho he’s jealous. He says Jericho couldn’t beat the janitor or the popcorn salesman here at Joe Louis Arena, or even Paul Heyman. Jericho cuts him off and tells him to calm down. He says he’s right, the popcorn guy is a ninja. He says he thinks he can beat Paul Heyman though. Rollins says Heyman isn’t a fighter. Jericho says he really thinks he can beat Paul Heyman. Heyman says for the record, he too thinks Jericho can beat Paul Heyman.
Jericho says we’ve got two big main events tonight. Cena vs. Rollins in a cage and Chris Jericho vs. Paul Heyman. He says on top of that, he wants people to go to the WWE App and choose what kind of stipulation the Jericho-Heyman match will be. He says when he’s done with Heyman, he’ll never — ever — be the same, again. His music plays and he heads to the back. We head to commercial.