Quickie: RAW Christmas

Opening Segment:

  • Kane in a Santa hat. YES.
  • Randy just gets better and better as a heel. At the same time, I like the bit of dissention between him and The Authority over the past few weeks.

12 Diva “Jingle Bell(e)s” Match:

  • LOLWut?
  • AJ Lee on commentary. YES.
  • Some flashes of good wrestling, here.
  • Oh hey, Vickie’s wrestling tonight? Heh, guess not.
  • Do-se-do LARIATOOOOOOOOH
  • This match wasn’t terrible.

“Inconvenient” Curt Axel (Thanks for the joke, MFX) vs Sin Hunicara:

  • Oh man, they really got rid of the old Sin Cara. They even updated his Titantron!
  • JBL saying Sin Cara is a bad man because of the mask. I love it.
  • Sin Cara lighting during the match. YES.
  • “South Pole, south of the border” Horrible. #Racism

Bad Santa Segment:

  • Sandow as Bad Santa. YES.
  • Definitely a good example of WWE being a live action cartoon.

Side Note: Big Show in a diaper. I’m crying on the inside.

Batista Returns 1/20:

  • Why!?

Bad News Barrett Segment:

  • YES.

Wyatt Promo:

  • “They can’t love you, not like I can” Deep.
  • Bryan has the beard to fit in with the Wyatt Family.

Rhodeses/Bryan vs Wyatt Family:

  • The Rhodes’ music isn’t so terrible after all. Maybe.
  • YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
  • The Wyatts still have one of my favorite entrances ever.
  • Some great action here, from some great wrestlers. It’s WRESTLING, on a WRESTLING show. Oh my gosh.
  • This match has had like 3 or 4 commerical breaks. I LOVE LONG MATCHES WITH WORKRATE #Smark

Good Santa Segment:

  • Mark Henry as Good Santa. YES.

Bad News Barrett Segment 2:

  • YES. YES.

Christmas Carol Contest:

  • Xavier Woods is a great singer. Shut up, R-Truth!
  • Run 3MB with the “Jingle Bells” screecher.
  • Santino Marella and (WMS regular) The Rizz’s favorite wrestler The Great Khali
  • “Fa la la la la, fa la la la la”

Christmas Present on a Pole – Fandango vs Dolph Ziggler:

  • Poor, poor Dolph. He’s a former World champion, for crying out loud!
  • YOU’RE NOT SUPPOSED TO REVEAL THE PRESENT BEFORE OPENING! #XMasRage
  • Decent little match.
  • FAHHHN…DAHHHN…GOOOOOOOOOOO

Side Note: Not one but two trios matches…what is this, CHIKARA? #IAmWWE #IAmCHIKARA

Primetime Players vs Usos:

  • “DAAANNNNG USO CRAZY” – Best. Sign. Ever.
  • “This is Austin” and “Houston Sucks” means it’s one of THOSE crowds.

Good Santa (Mark Henry) vs Bad Santa (Damien Sandow):

  • I like the themes for these guys, especially Bad Santa. I hope they put these on iTunes.
  • This match. Oh my gosh. 5 stars!

CM Punk/Big E Langston/John Cena Promo:

  • CM Punk with mic GOLD as always. YES.
  • Big E Langston. YES.
  • John Cena. YES.

Side Note: Jeff Dunham on Tribute to the Troops. YES.

Real Americans vs Matadores:

  • “Santa is an illegal immigrant” YES.
  • I don’t care what anyone says, I love Cesaro in this almost ironic role with the Real Americans.
  • Swing…swing…swing…swing…swing…swing…swing…swing…swing…YES.
  • That move where one Matador stayed on the turnbuckle, and went into a headscissors was awesome. #Ole

“Cool Dude” Kofi Kingston vs “Chef” Ryback:

  • SOS…They hear me jobbin’…
  • Those tights, though.
  • GOOOOLDBERRRG…GOOOLDBERRRG…
  • Well, this match happened. Decent.

Bad News Barrett Segment 3:

  • YES. YES. YES.

Side Note: THAT BIG SHOW IN DIAPER AGAIN. NO. NO. NO.

Punk/Langston/Cena vs Shield:

  • Great match approaching.
  • “Let’s go Cena…Cena sucks” EVERY TIME.
  • Seriously great wrestling. World. WRESTLING. ENTERTAINMENT. YES!
  • Show ends with each face’s music playing. Possibly worth noting that Big E’s was the last played. YES.

Overall:

  • Good stuff for a holiday show. YES.

Written by AlexK

AlexK is a graphic designer plying his trade in Southern California with a focus in branding, print, and web design. He has a passion for design, food, technology, and most of all professional wrestling.

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