WWE taped its Dec. 23, 2013 edition of Monday Night Raw on Tuesday because of the Christmas holiday, so the episode will not air live on Monday. WWE also taped the Dec. 20, 2013 and Dec. 27, 2013 editions of Friday Night Smackdown on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
For starters, Jerry "The King Lawler" apparently is not on commentary for the Dec. 23 Raw. The Christmas-themed episode begins with Stephanie McMahon and Triple H handing out Santa hats to people at ringside. They also give WWE World Heavyweight Champion Randy Orton the night off as a Christmas present.
Team Total Divas defeat Team AJ Lee in a 12-Diva "Jingle Bells" match. Natalya earns the win for her team with a Sharpshooter on Aksana.
Sin Cara defeats Curtis Axel in the second match of the night.
The Wyatt Family defeats Daniel Bryan, Cody Rhodes and Goldust. After the match, a brawl begins and the lights go out. When they come back on, Daniel Bryan is knocked out and the Wyatt Family stands on the entrance ramp.
The Great Khali and Santino Marella defeat 3MB, Xavier Woods, R-Truth and the Funkadactyls in a singing contest.
Fandango defeats Dolph Ziggler in a No. 1 Contender's match for the Intercontinental Championship. This was also a "Present on a Pole" match.
The Usos defeat The Prime Time Players in a tag team match.
"Good Santa" Mark Henry defeats "Bad Santa" Damien Sandow in the "Battle to Save Christmas." Both men are dressed up as Santa Claus and trees and gifts litter the area.
Los Matadores (w/El Torito) defeat The Real Americans (w/Zeb Colter) in a tag match.
Ryback defeats Kofi Kingston.
In the main event, The Shield faces CM Punk, John Cena and Big E. Langston in a six-man tag team match. The match ends in a no-contest when Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns break up a pin attempt and the match turns into a brawl. The faces fight off The Shield and Punk, Cena and Langston stand tall and celebrate together as the show goes off the air.© 2018 Mstars News, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.