Monday, August 5, 2013

Raw Results 08/05/13

Raw Results from Green Bay, WI:

Raw opened with Stephanie McMahon bringing Daniel Bryan to the ring after his "makeover."  He had slicked back hair and a suit, with video footage shown of his spa treatment, gym workout and eating at a steakhouse.  Bryan spoke in the ring saying he doesn't think his new look is what WWE really wants, instead saying that they want someone like Cena.  Bryan says Cena's an entertainer, but he's a wrestler, and if Cena was fired tomorrow he'd just go back to his mansion and 20 car lifestyle.  Bryan said if it were him fired, he'd be going to every armory, gym and dirtbox filled with 30 fans, so he could wrestle, because he loves it.

Vince McMahon eventually came out to interrupt.  He said he doesn't want Cena as champion, but wants Bryan as champ even less.  He made jokes about how unkempt and weak Bryan comes off as.  Vince finally said he can use his influence to help Bryan because champion - but only if he shaves off his beard.  Vince ordered a barber chair to be brought out to ringside, which crew members did.  He threatens to get rid of Bryan if he doesn't comply, then calls down Wade Barrett, saying Barrett's grandfather was a barber.

Barrett prepared to shave off Bryan's beard, but D-Bry wasn't having it and headbutted Barrett.  He started to shave off Wade's beard instead, then delivered more strikes to his head.  Barrett charged at Bryan near the barrier, but got dumped into the crowd.  Bryan led a "Yes!" chant as he went up the ramp with Vince furious inside the ring.

Rob Van Dam defeated Alberto Del Rio via pinfall in a non-title match.  Ricardo Rodriguez was back on Raw as ADR's ring announcer.  The Miz was on commentary during the match as well.  Late in the contest, RVD went for a split leg moonsault with ADR getting his knees up.  Ricardo tried to assist, putting his bucked in the corner.  RVD countered a move by Del Rio to throw him into the bucket, then covered for the pinfall win.  Post-match, Del Rio attacked Rodriguez, kicking him in the head, and then tossing him out of the ring.  Del Rio snaps and puts RR's head in between the steel steps, then dropkicks the steps, KO'ing RR.

Cody Rhodes went to the ring and had a "gift" for Damien Sandow, which he revealed to be the MITB briefcase soaking wet and with seaweed hanging out of it.  Sandow comes to the ring and tells Cody to put the briefcase down and leave now.  Cody does so, but then rushed back into the ring and attacked Sandow.  He throws Sandow to the outside, then opens the briefcase showing the title contract is soaking wet and torn.

Mark Henry defeated Ryback via countout.  During the match, Ryback managed to take out Henry's knee, and then went to work on it some more.  Later, Ryback loses control of things with Henry scooping him up for a move.  Ryback slips out and escapes the ring, going up the ramp to get counted out.

They had a backstage segment with the Bella Twins talking about how hot they were on Total Divas last night.  Eva Marie comes walking up and tells Brie she had a nice win over Natalya last week, making her look silly.  Natalya walked up and they made fun of her.  Brie tells her it's a slap in the face she's on their show.  Natalya slapped Brie in the face and left the scene.

John Cena came out to talk about defending the WWE title and Daniel Bryan.  He keeps going but is interrupted by Randy Orton with the MITB briefcase.  Orton says it doesn't matter who walks out champion after Summerslam, what matters is the briefcase.  Suddenly, The Shield's music hit and they arrive out to surround the ring.  Daniel Bryan rushed down and joined Cena and Orton.  GM Brad Maddox comes out and puts them in a six man tag match for later on.

Erick Rowan and Luke Harper defeated Tons of Funk via pinfall.  Bray Wyatt watched from a rocking chair at ringside.  Post-match, the Wyatts attacked Broadus some more and then Bray started to cut more of a promo about Kane.  Suddenly, Kane's pyro went off and Kane showed up on the big screen.  He said at SummerSlam, the family and nobody else will be able to save Bray from him.  Kane says at SummerSlam they'll fight in an Inferno Match.

Layla defeated Kaitlyn via pinfall.  Layla was able to pick up the win thanks to AJ Lee coming out to the ring and skipping around, distracting Kaitlyn.

Christian defeated Heath Slater via pinfall.  Slater had a late 2 count, but Christian regained control and hit a huge spear for the win.

CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel ended in a no decision.  Punk gained control late after kicking Axel in the head, then jumped over to grab Heyman.  Punk brought Heyman into the ring to get his hands on him, but Brock Lesnar arrived out to the arena.  Punk hit a GTS on Axel to take him out, and then got into a brawl with Lesnar.  Punk got in several moves on Brock including ramming him into the ring post and jumping off the announce table at him.  Punk managed to counter Lesnar's F5 attempt and hit him with a steel chair, then turned towards Heyman again.  Lesnar was back up and attacked Punk from behind, hitting the F5.  Heyman ordered him to hurt Punk, so Brock repeatedly bashed the steel chair on him.

After a break, Renee Young was backstage with Heyman, Axel and Brock Lesnar.  She asked about what just happened.  Lesnar says he's the "beast and the best in the world."  Heyman tells Renee to deliver a message to Punk, that he might not make it to SummerSlam, because next week, Heyman is going to challenge Punk to a match.

Kofi Kingston defeated Fandango via pinfall.  During the match, Fandango kept trying to pin Kofi with his feet up on the ropes.  Late in this one, Kofi managed to hit Trouble in Paradise for the win.

Backstage, Triple H comforted Stephanie who had been chewed out by Vince about the handling of Daniel Bryan out there.  Triple H told her that Vince has lost it.  He rants about being tired of Vince doing this.  HHH says he's going to stop Vince from whatever he's trying to do.  Triple H storms out of the office.

Jack Swagger & Antonio Cesaro defeated The Usos via pinfall. Colter distracted the ref, and Swagger hit one of the Usos with a cheap shot. Moments later, Cesaro hit the Neutralizer for the win.

Big E Langston defeated Dolph Ziggler via pinfall.  Late in the match, Kaitlyn came out to ringside and got into a brawl with AJ.  The two divas ended up fighting in the ring to interrupt the match.  Ziggler tried to break up the fight, but Big E ran him down, then hit the Big Ending for the win.

Daniel Bryan, John Cena & Randy Orton defeated The Shield due to disqualification.  Late in the match, Bryan is able to counter a move from Seth Rollins to go for a tag, bringing in Orton and Ambrose at the same time.  Later on in the match, Bryan managed to gain control and slap the Yes Lock on Rollins.  Ambrose and Reigns attacked and got called for the DQ.

Post-match, Bryan celebrated the win, but Orton nailed the RKO on him.  Shield comes in to attack, but Cena and Orton clear them out.  Orton hits the RKO on Cena and stands over him.  He goes out and gets his briefcase ready to cash in, then crawled into the ring.  The Shield came back down to the ring, so Orton backed off.  Reigns hit a spear on Cena, then Ambrose stomped on Bryan.  Orton watched and backed up the ramp.  Rollins and Ambrose stomp on Bryan together, then hit a Triple Powerbomb on him.  Orton watched from the ramp as the Shield stood tall and Raw went off the air.

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