The 1178th edition of WWE Monday Night RAW came to you, live, from the Target Center in Minneapolis, MN. On a special night in WWE, the best of the best would be recognized on RAW as the Target Center would be home to the 2015 Slammy Awards as WWE fans around the world would vote for such categories as Superstar of the Year, Diva of the Year, Match of the Year, Breakout Star of the Year, Extreme Moment of the Year, & The Hero in All of Us Award. With every WWE Superstar eligible to win Superstar of the Year for the first time ever, it’s anyone’s ball game on RAW as the fans decide who was the most accomplished and most memorable competitor of 2015. One Superstar who has to be considered a favorite for Superstar of the Year is Roman Reigns, who has had a rollercoaster ride of a year that saw “The Big Dog” win the Royal Rumble, face Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, and win the WWE World Heavyweight Title at Survivor Series. However, all of those moments were tainted in one way or another as The Authority often made it their business to keep Reigns away from the top prize in WWE. That was until last week’s RAW where Roman Reigns would come face-to-face with WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon, insulting the owner of the company and finding himself in an all-or-nothing match against Sheamus where Roman would challenge “The Celtic Warrior” for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship in the main event and, if Roman lost, he would be fired! Despite interference from The League of Nations and Mr. McMahon himself, Roman Reigns would overcome insurmountable odds, even dropping the seventy-year old Chairman with the Superman Punch, before pinning Sheamus to become the brand new WWE World Heavyweight Champion! However, after assaulting WWE COO Triple H at WWE TLC and WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon on last week’s RAW, one has to believe that Roman Reigns’ time on top will be brief if The Authority has anything to say about it. What repercussions will await the new WWE World Heavyweight Champion on RAW? Will Roman Reigns even make it to 2016 as the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, let alone a WWE employee?
- Kane def. Bray Wyatt (with Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, & Braun Strowman) by DQ after Luke Harper, Erick Rowan, & Braun Strowman interfere.
- 8-Man Tag: The Wyatt Family def. Kane, The Dudley Boyz, & Tommy Dreamer by Luke Harper pinning D-Von Dudley following the Discus Clothesline.
- Kevin Owens def. Dolph Ziggler by pin following the Pop-Up Powerbomb.
- Non-Title: Alberto Del Rio (with Sheamus, King Barrett, & Rusev) def. Jack Swagger by pin following the double stomp off of the top rope.
- 3-on-2 Handicap Match: The Usos def. The New Day by Uso rolling up Xavier Woods.
- Rusev (with Sheamus, King Barrett, & Alberto Del Rio) def. Neville by submission to the Accolade.
- Becky Lynch (with Charlotte) def. Brie Bella by submission to the Dis-Arm-Her.
- Steel Cage Match: Non-Title: Dean Ambrose def. Sheamus (with Rusev, King Barrett, & Alberto Del Rio) by escaping the cage after interference from Roman Reigns.
Slammy Award Results
- Breakout Star of the Year: Neville
- Other Nominees- Kevin Owens, Charlotte, Tyler Breeze, & Braun Strowman
- LOL Moment of the Year: R-Truth for mistakenly thinking he was in the Money-in-the-Bank Ladder Match
- Other Nominees- Edge & Christian’s kazoo battle with The New Day, The Bushwhackers Hall of Fame speech, The Authority dancing with The New Day, and The Miz & Damien Mizdow’s commercial for “Niagara”
- OMG! Shocking Moment of the Year: Kalisto’s Salida del Sol off of the top of a ladder through another ladder at WWE TLC
- Other Nominees- Seth Rollins’ Money-in-the-Bank cash-in at WrestleMania, The Wyatt Family’s assault and abduction of The Undertaker at WWE Hell in a Cell, Brock Lesnar victimizes Michael Cole and a cameraman, and Sheamus’ Money-in-the-Bank cash-in at Survivor Series
- Superstar of the Year: Seth Rollins
- Other Nominees- Every Superstar on the WWE roster
- Hero in All of Us Award: John Cena
- Other Nominees- Natalya, Big Show, Roman Reigns, & Titus O’Neil
- Surprise Return of the Year: Sting
- Other Nominees- The Dudley Boyz, Chris Jericho, Demon Kane, & Alberto Del Rio
- Diva of the Year: Nikki Bella
- Other Nominees- Paige, Naomi, Charlotte, & Sasha Banks
- “This Is Awesome” Moment of the Year: The Rock & Ronda Rousey embarrass Triple H & Stephanie McMahon at WrestleMania
- Other Nominees- Randy Orton’s stunning RKO to Seth Rollins at WrestleMania, the dawn of the Divas Revolution, The Shield momentarily reunites at Payback, and Brock Lesnar destroys J&J Security’s new car
- Match of the Year: Brock Lesnar vs. The Undertaker in a Hell in a Cell Match at WWE Hell in a Cell
- Other Nominees- Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena vs. Seth Rollins at the Royal Rumble, Sting vs. Triple H at WrestleMania, John Cena vs. Kevin Owens at WWE Elimination Chamber, & Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Alberto Del Rio on RAW
See page 2 for detailed results.