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WWE RAW Results, December 25th 2017, Live Updates and Commentary, huge, unexpected title change!

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedDec 26, 2017 04:22 GMT

What is John Cena's role upon his return to RAW tonight?


04:22 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Here are the results of all the matches from Monday Night Raw: 
John Cena def. Elias
Hideo Itami def. The Brian Kendrick
Absolution def. Mickie James, Bayley and Sasha Banks 
Kane def. Heath Slater
Finn Balor def. Curt Hawkins
Mustafa Ali, Cedric Alexander and Akira Tozawa def. The Zo Train
Samoa Joe def. Roman Reigns via DQ 
Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan def. Sheamus & Cesaro to win the Raw Tag Team Championships

04:19 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

04:19 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

04:18 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Well, well, well, who expected Monday Night Raw to end with a title change? Thanks for joining Sportskeeda's coverage of Monday Night Raw. Be sure to join us tomorrow for SmackDown Live. 

04:17 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Rollins manages to level Sheamus outside the ring by throwing him into the steps. However, Cesaro manages to deal with Rollins, but he is caught by Jordan's new finisher when he returns to the ring! Jordan covers him, and we have new Champions!

Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan def. Sheamus & Cesaro to win the Raw Tag Team Championships

04:14 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Rollins intervenes and knocks Sheamus off the apron, but Cesaro keeps him away and continues to hold on to the sharpshooter. The Bar repeatedly double team Jordan, but Rollins keeps staving them off at the last minute. 

04:12 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

04:12 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

The Bar even knock Jordan off the apron, leaving Rollins all by himself. The double team assault continues until Jordan recovers and decks Sheamus with a clothesline. Finally, Rollins makes the hot tag, and Jordan goes to town on Sheamus. However, the Irishman manages to kick out of a belly-to-belly suplex. He comes back with a clothesline and tags in Cesaro, who locks in the sharpshooter. 

04:07 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

When we return from commercial, the heels are in control of Seth Rollins. Sheamus looks to unload the clubberin' blows on Rollins, but the Architect manages to fight back. Sheamus makes the tag to Cesaro before Rollins can seek help from Jordan. 

04:04 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

04:00 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Sheamus & Cesaro (c) vs. Seth Rollins & Jason Jordan (Raw Tag Team Championship Match)
Jason Jordan and Sheamus start things off. The University of Indiana product uses his amateur wrestling background right off the bat, but the heels double team him until Rollins intervenes with a slingblade and a suicide dive. 

03:53 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

03:51 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

She then claims to be responsible for the Women's Royal Rumble when she's interrupted by Asuka, who promises to win the first Women's Royal Rumble. Asuka lays Bliss out with a superkick! Is this your Raw Women's Championship match for WrestleMania?

03:45 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Alexa Bliss is out to comment on the first-ever Women's Royal Rumble. She says that 2017 has been the year of Alexa Bliss and makes a cringe-worthy Star Wars reference. 

03:38 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

After the match, he delivers multiple powerslams to the Miztourage as the crowd goes wild!

03:35 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

The Miztourage are in the middle of the ring, and they have a Secret Santa match. They don't know who their opponent will be. No prizes for guessing; it's Braun Strowman!

03:31 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

03:31 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Jason Jordan is backstage with Seth Rollins and there appears to be tension between them. Jordan promises that he will be better than Dean Ambrose!

03:27 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

As Joe goes to work on the left elbow, Reigns fights back and peppers him with a series of blows in the corner. The official looks to intervene, but the Big Dog shoves him. That's it! Reigns has been disqualified for shoving the referee!

After the match, Reigns hits a Superman Punch and throws Joe shoulder first into the post before hitting the left shoulder with the steel steps. He follows this with a steel chair shot to the shoulder! 
Samoa Joe def. Roman Reigns via DQ 

03:24 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

03:24 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Joe thwarts an attempted spear with a kick and hits an uranage slam for 2. Joe locks in the Coquina Clutch in the middle of the ring, but Reigns manages to grab the rope. As the Big Dog rolls outside the ring, he eats a huge suicide dive, making it a point to sell the left elbow. 

03:21 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

When we return from commercial, Joe has control of Reigns, but the Georgia Tech product manages to break loose with a Samoan Drop. Joe peppers the champion with a series of strikes and a suplex. Reigns manages to come back with a Superman Punch! This contest is now picking up steam. 

03:16 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Reigns hits a boot and looks for the Superman Punch, but the jab of Joe finds a home once again before we cut to commercial. 

03:15 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Roman Reigns (c) vs. Samoa Joe (Intercontinental Championship match)
Roman Reigns and Samoa Joe exchange a series of strikes before the Big Dog hits the driveby almost immediately. However, Joe greets him with a series of chops as he returns to the ring. Joe peppers Reigns with a series of strikes in the corner before he's levelled by a huge clothesline. 

03:08 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Renee Young is backstage with Roman Reigns who promises to leave Chicago with gold around his waist. He says tonight is about Dean Ambrose. Um... dude, watch the footage. He was injured after Seth Rollins' suicide dive. 

03:07 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Enzo Amore and Nia Jax are backstage when they notice they are standing under the mistletoe. Just as they're about the kiss, they're interrupted by Alexa Bliss who wants to talk about the first Women's Royal Rumble. 

03:04 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

03:04 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Enzo Amore has Tozawa in a headlock as we return from commercial. A spin kick catches Amore as both men make the tag. Ali hits the 054, but Gulak intervenes with a cookie sheet. Enzo begs Alexander not to destroy him with a candy cane-themed kendo, stick but he and Gulak are put to the sword. Alexander then puts Daivari away with a lumbar check.

Mustafa Ali, Cedric Alexander and Akira Tozawa def. The Zo Train

02:56 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

The Zo Train vs. Mustafa Ali, Cedric Alexander and Akira Tozawa (Miracle of 34th Street Fight) 
Gulak and Alexander kick off proceedings, but the pace picks up quickly. Tozawa and Ali take out the elves as we cut to commercial. 

02:52 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

It looks like we have a 6-man tag team match on our hands. Enzo Amore is out in Santa Claus garb, and he cuts another cringe-worthy promo. Gulak and Daivari are dressed as elves. 

02:51 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

02:46 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

02:46 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

We're backstage with Sheamus and Cesaro. The Irishman gives Cesaro a Dean Ambrose action figure, an authentic one with a missing arm! They also mock Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan, who Kurt Angle doesn't even want as his son. 

02:43 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Bray Wyatt then makes his way to the ring when he is ambushed by Matt Hardy, who proceeds to mock him with his nonsensical laugh.  

02:42 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Bray Wyatt cuts another promo about Hardy and Sister Abigail with a Christmas theme. 

02:40 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Curtis Axel and Bo Dallas run into Goldust backstage and hand him a copy of Santa's Little Helper, which stars The Miz. Goldust pawns it off on Titus O'Neil before frightening him, causing the University of Florida product to toss the DVD. 

02:32 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Curt Hawkins vs. Finn Balor
Hawkins, on a 146-match losing streak, is up against Balor. Say what you want, but it always feels like a big deal when the Irishman comes out. Vince's wrong on this one. Balor wins in no time with a Coup De Grace. This is loss no 147 in a row for Hawkins.
Finn Balor def. Curt Hawkins

02:25 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Kane vs. Heath Slater
Despite Rhyno's repeated attempts to motivate his comrade, this is just another regulation squash match which ends with a chokeslam. After the match, Rhyno also gets a chokeslam. 
Kane def. Heath Slater

02:19 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Kane is out next, and he's going to face Heath Slater. This is part 1 of Rhyno's plan to "toughen-up" Heath Slater. 

02:11 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

02:11 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Cole announces that Dean Ambrose's tricep injury could keep him out for 9 months. Renee Young is then backstage with Samoa Joe, who promises to defeat Roman Reigns and win the Intercontinental Championship. 

02:08 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

At one point, Bayley hits a Belly to Bailey and has Paige dead to rights when Deville breaks up the pin. A huge scuffle ensues outside, but Bayley manages to throw Paige inside the ring. Bailey's attempt at an aerial manoeuvre is thwarted, allowing Paige to hit the Rampaige for the win.

Absolution def. Mickie James, Bayley and Sasha Banks 

02:05 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

The heels then isolate Banks and go to work on her torso. At one point, Deville has her in an impressive looking body scissors. Sasha Banks finally creates some separation and makes the tag to Bayley as Mandy Rose tags Page. 

02:01 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

02:01 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Mickie James, Bayley and Sasha Banks vs. Absolution
Sonya Deville manhandles Bayley, punishing the former Women's Champion with several suplexes. Banks and Bayley then double team the former Mixed Martial Artist before Banks eats a massive clothesline outside the ring. 

01:54 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Mickie James, Bayley and Sasha Banks are backstage when they run into Bo Dallas and Curtis Axel who sing them a carol, wishing them a merry "Mizmas". 

01:52 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

01:51 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

The match is followed by a cheesy, Stephanie McMahon-narrated video package about the Women's Royal Rumble. If you were an outsider whose only link to American culture was WWE, you'd think women's suffrage wasn't a thing there until a couple of years ago. 

01:49 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

After another back forth, Itami downs Kendrick. He then calls for the GTS which he hits to pick up the win. No reaction from Chicago after watching its favourite son's finishing manoeuvre on Raw.
Itami def. Brian Kendrick

01:47 (GMT)26 DEC 2017

Hideo Itami vs. Brian Kendrick
Itami begins with a series of stiff strikes and follows up with a scoop slam that is followed by a huge kick to the shoulder. Gallagher momentarily distracts the Japanese Superstar which allows Kendrick to capitalise and gain the upper hand. The former Cruiserweight Champion hits a huge power slam and follows up with a headlock.  
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