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December 03, 2012

WWE Tag Team Champions Team Hell No def. The Prime Time Players; The Shield attacked again

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GREENSBORO, N.C. — Carols are in the air, snow is falling and Clark Griswold is conducting some cockamamie scheme with his Christmas lights in that new commercial, so you know what that means: The holiday season is officially upon us. And appropriately enough, Raw kicked off in North Carolina with a bona fide Christmas miracle … Team Hell No agreed on something!

And no, it wasn't their favorite brand of eggnog, what decorations to put on their tree or even which WWE Brawlin' Buddy they wanted as a stocking stuffer this year. What finally brought the demented duo together in holiday harmony was their mutual hatred of the trio called The Shield. So when Kane and Daniel Bryan took to the ring in Greensboro, it was grave tidings all around when they called out Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns following the triumvirate's beatdown of the Tag Team Champions last Monday on Raw.

"You claim to fight against injustice," Kane roared, taunting The Shield from their perch in a skybox. "Well why don't you come down here right now and we'll give you something to fight about?"

But Christmas didn't come early for the bickering bros, because what they got instead was The Prime Time Players, who strutted their way down the ramp for a tag team contest against the champions. The bout was incredibly one-sided in the beginning, with Team Hell No operating like a well-oiled machine and leaving no breathing room for the beleaguered Prime Time Players. Even as The Shield, one by one, began to leave their post in the skybox and take up positions in the crowd, the champions remained perfectly in sync.

The challengers managed to create some separation, but as Ambrose and Reigns began to creep closer and closer toward the ring, Kane & Bryan's momentum began to stall ever so slightly as they searched frantically for a sign of Rollins' whereabouts in between bursts of offense against The Prime Time Players. Titus O'Neil capitalized, surging back against Kane and leaving The Devil's Favorite Demon reeling in the wake of his power strikes. 

The Big Red Monster had enough left in the tank to tag in Daniel Bryan, who nearly sealed the contest by trapping Darren Young in the "No!" Lock until O'Neil broke up the hold and The Shield finally materialized around the ring. While the interlopers closed in, "Mr. No Days Off" struck once more, throwing Bryan into Kane and rolling up the submission technician, but Bryan reversed the roll-up into one of his own to secure the win.

Now, ordinarily, this would be the moment when Team Hell No crumbled into chaos and some kind of horrifying fight broke out between the Tag Team Champions. But they didn't even get the chance to do so because The Shield attacked immediately. The trio trapped Kane's arm in the crook of the steel steps and executed the triple powerbomb on an overwhelmed Bryan, disappearing from whence they came while Kane came to his fallen partner's aid.

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