RAW Goes Live First Time In 28-Years On Christmas Night: John Cena Returns After A Long Wait

News by Joey Jordan Published on 26 Dec,2017 Updated on 26 Dec,2017

In the 28-year-long history of RAW, the show has gone live on Christmas night and ended with a major title change.

Legendary wrestler and the current free agent John Cena made his long-awaited return to the brand in Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois on Monday night.

Monday night RAW went live first time in 28 years' history on Christmas night

Monday night RAW went live first time in 28 years' history on Christmas night

Source: Sky Sports

Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan grabbed the Raw Tag Team Championship defeating Sheamus and Antonio Cesaro while The Intercontinental Champion Roman Reigns failed to defend his title against Samoa Joe.

Cena returned RAW since his last appearance in September 2017 which was the highlight of the night. WWE spoke about Cena's return as:

Cena Claus is coming to town! Indeed, after fighting for SmackDown LIVE at Survivor Series, John Cena returns to Team Red for a special Christmas celebration in Chicago, the city in which he made his WWE debut against Kurt Angle back in 2002.

It continued,

Given his history in the Windy City, the 16-time World Champion will no doubt make this a Christmas remember. What holiday cheer does the “Ferdinand” star have in store?

Cena took the mic and tried to fix something he saw in the crowd. He gave his new t-shirt to his younger fan wearing his older merchandise, and he wished a Merry Christmas to Chicago. Fans welcomed him enchanting 'Merry Christmas." But, the celebration lasted no long as Elias interrupted the play with his guitar.

Elias started with a Christmas song, but he started knocking Chicago. Meanwhile, Cena interrupted him after he started dissing the people of the city. The two had a verbal war for a few minutes before Elias hit Cena down.

They both had a great fight where at one point, Elias continued his dominance over the 16-time world champion with a sit-out powerbomb which scored him a near-fall.

After a long dominance from Elias, the WWE Superstar fought back, hit his signature onslaught and delivered the Attitude Adjustment and notched the victory.

All Results From the Match

Hideo Itami beat Brian Kendrick

Ablosultion claimed win over Sasha Banks, Bayley, and Mickie James

Kane thrashed Heath Slater

Finn Balor defeated Curt Hawkins

Mustafa Ali, Cedrick Alexander, and Akira Tozawa  defeated Drew Gulak, Aria Daivari, and Enzo Amore

Roman Reigns lost to Samoa Joe through disqualification

Braun Strowman won against The Miztourage

Seth Rollins and Jason Jordan defeated Sheamus and Cesaro