Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Raw results for Christmas Day, December 25, 2017. The first-ever live Christmas Raw was headlined by an Intercontinental Championship match, a Tag Team Championship main event, the return of John Cena and a “Miracle on 34th Street Fight.”
Be back here tomorrow for the full Best and Worst of Raw column.
WWE Raw Results:
1. John Cena defeated Elias. The show opened with Elias interrupting Cena, Cena interrupting Elias’ anti-Chicago song, and Elias punching him. That led to a match, which featured Cena kicking out of Elias’ finisher and winning with an Attitude Adjustment.
2. Hideo Itami defeated Brian Kendrick. Itami pinned Kendrick after a GTS.
3. Absolution defeated Bayley, Sasha Banks and Mickie James. Paige pinned Bayley after a Rampaige.
4. Kane defeated Heath Slater. This was Rhyno’s attempt to “toughen up” Slater. Kane won with a chokeslam. After the match, Kane also chokeslammed Rhyno.
5. Finn Bálor defeated Curt Hawkins with a Coup de Grace.
– Bray Wyatt came to the ring for a match. Matt Hardy attacked him and sent him fleeing, then laughed a lot.
6. Miracle on 34th Street Fight: Cedric Alexander, Akira Tozawa and Mustafa Ali defeated Drew Gulak, Ariya Daivari and Enzo Amore. Alexander won the match for his team with a Lumbar Check on Daivari.
7. Intercontinental Championship Match: Samoa Joe defeated Roman Reigns (c) by disqualification when Roman refused to stop kicking Joe’s ass. After the match, Roman continued to kick Joe’s ass for like five minutes.
8. Braun Strowman defeated Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas. This was a “secret Santa” match, with the Miztourage not knowing who their opponent would be before the match. Strowman won quickly with a running powerslam on Dallas. After the match, Strowman powerslammed Axel multiple times.
– Alexa Bliss said she’d be watching the women’s Royal Rumble match to see who her opponent would be at WrestleMania. Asuka interrupted, threatened Bliss and kicked her in the head.
9. Tag Team Championship Match: Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan defeated The Bar (c). Jordan and Rollins were teamed up to “return the favor” to Kurt Angle for helping The Shield at TLC. Jordan pinned Cesaro after a backdrop into a neckbreaker to win the Tag Team Championship.
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