Raw Results 08/12/13
Raw Results from Sacramento, CA:Daniel Bryan arrived out to the ring for the opening match. The announcers talked about Wade Barrett wanting a rematch after what happened last week when he tried to shave Bryan's beard per Mr. McMahon's orders.
Wade Barrett defeated Daniel Bryan via pinfall. Raw GM Brad Maddox was introduced as special referee for the match. In the late part of things, Barrett ducked a kick to the head from Bryan and then rolled him up. Maddox made a fast count giving Barrett the win. Post-match, Bryan backed Maddox into a corner to confront him over the decision. Maddox dropped down and rolled to the outside then went up the ramp as Bryan got a "No" chant going from the crowd.
Randy Orton defeated Damien Sandow via pinfall. Cody Rhodes was on commentary during the match. During the late stages of things, Rhodes started to argue with Sandow and distracted him. Orton was able to hit an RKO and get the pinfall win.
Rob Van Dam was shown backstage getting ready for a match. They announced a 20-man battle royal for later on Raw. The winner gets to face Dean Ambrose for the US Title at Summerslam. They showed The Shield backstage. They talked about how the "old guard" is still running around the WWE. Shield said they're the "new generation" and are "hungrier and better." Ambrose brings up the battle royal before Raw goes to commercial.
Josh Matthews spoke to CM PUnk backstage about Brock Lesnar. Punk talked about the upcoming Summerslam match and Paul Heyman. He said he predicts he'll see Lesnar tonight.
The Great Khali & Natalya defeated AJ Lee and Big E Langston via submission. Late in the match, Hornswoggle was out at ringside and AJ yelled at him, then tried to kick him. Natalya took AJ down for the Sharpshooter with AJ tapping. The ref didn't seem to see it. Natalya re-applied the Sharpshooter and AJ tapped with the ref calling it this time. Post-match, Big E attacked Khali from behind. Big E threw Hornswoggle across the ring and kicked him out. As Big E turned around he got hit by a huge chop from Khali. Khali, Natalya and Hornswoggle danced around to end the segment.
Vince McMahon came out to the ring to talk about Brad Maddox's decision in the Bryan vs. Barrett match earlier. He calls out Maddox who apologizes for the mistake. Vince tells him everyone makes mistakes. He announced there will be a special referee for the Bryan vs. Cena match at Summerslam, and out comes Triple H.
Kane defeated Titus O'Neil via pinfall. Kane won the match rather quickly hitting a chokeslam to win it. Darren Young watched from ringside. Post-match, the lights went out and Bray Wyatt came out with Luke and Erick. Rowan and Harper try to go attack but after the lights come on, Kane is nowhere to be seen. Bray gets up from his rocking chair looking startled, and then Kane appears standing on the ring. Kane makes his pyro explode, but Bray smiles then laughs back at him. Raw goes to commercial break.
Josh Matthews talked to the Bella Twins backstage. Footage was shown of Natalya slapping Brie Bella in front of Nikki and Eva Marie. Bellas talked about how they run the divas division and Natalya came walking up. She suggested they have a match at Summerslam and that Brie brings Nikki and Eva Marie. Natalya said she'll bring Cameron and Naomi. The match gets set up and Brie slaps Natalya to end the segment.
Alberto Del Rio defeated Kofi Kingston via submission in a non-title match. Kofi went for a springboard move into the ring but Del Rio got his knees in mid-air. Del Rio slapped on a cross armbreaker and Kofi tapped out to it.
Christian talked to Renee Young backstage about Summerslam and promised he'll become new World Heavyweight Champion for his third reign, proving all he needs is one...more...match. Del Rio comes walking in and laughs at Christian then says something in Spanish before leaving.
The Usos defeated Jack Swagger and Antonio Cesaro via pinfall. Late in the match, Usos hit a move for a pinfall but Cesaro pulled Swagger out of the ring to break up a pinfall. Zeb Colter tried to distract the ref to help his team, but The Usos hit a double team move and collected the win on them instead.
The Miz hosted an edition of MizTV in the ring with Daniel Bryan and John Cena coming the ring as his special guests. Cena talked up their match on Summerslam saying it will be a hell of a fight on Sunday. Miz started to speak but Bryan cut him off, threatening to punch him if he doesn't shut up. Bryan talked about how this is just another Summerslam for Cena, but for him it's the match of his life. He says he just wants to win the WWE Title once. Bryan talked about how Cena isn't treating this like his matches against Rock or Shawn Michaels. He brings up how in Japan before a big match, the two opponents would slap each other as part of tradition. Bryan says he wishes he could that with Cena but can't because Cena isn't a wrestler and doesn't deserve it. Cena slaps Bryan and tells him to slap back. Bryan tells Cena he doesn't deserve it. Triple H comes to the ring and gets in between Cena and Bryan. Randy Orton arrives out to the stage and stares down to the right with his music playing as he surveys the ring.
R-Truth vs. Fandango match was a no contest. Before the bell, they had a bit of a dance-off. Fandango attacked Truth during his dancing, and the two started to brawl. Fandango exited the ring and left the match.
Rob Van Dam won a 20-Man #1 contenders battle royal and will face Dean Ambrose for the US Title on the SummerSlam pre-show. In the match were RVD, Tensai, Brodus Clay, Heath Slater, Jinder Mahal, Drew McIntyre, Ryback, Mark Henry, Justin Gabriel, Jimmy Uso, Jey Uso, Jack Swagger, Antonio Cesaro, The Great Khali, R-Truth, Fandango, Darren Young, Titus O'Neil, Kofi Kingston and Wade Barrett. Late in this one, it was down to just five: Cesaro, Swagger, Henry, RVD and Rback. Henry managed to eliminate both Cesaro and Swagger, then teamed up with RVD to eliminate Ryback. RVD delivered a kick to Ryback and then Henry smashed him off the apron to eliminate him. Henry and RVD fought it out for a bit. Henry got the upperhand and charged at RVD, but Van Dam ducked him and Henry went out over the ropes.
Post-match, The Shield circled the ring with RVD in it. Mark Henry got back in the ring to help him. Big Show's music hit and he came out to the stage in street clothes. Show came to the ring to stand with Henry and RVD causing Shield to back away and leave through the crowd.
Paul Heyman came to the ring in a vest with dress shirt and slacks with his wrists taped. He started to call out the fans talking about how they took Punk from him, so now tonight he'll take Punk from them. Heyman said everyone's been saying he's setting a trap for Punk and he's guilty as charged. He said he didn't think of the trap by himself, he had a co-conspirator, his best friend in the world, The Beast, Brock Lesnar. Lesnar's music hit and he came out on stage, then bounced down to the ring. Heyman laughed and then said he's prepared something special for Brock.
Heyman had a video package shown detailing Lesnar's path of destruction against Punk. Lesnar smirked about it after the video ended, then said Summerslam will be the death of CM Punk. Heyman said he'll fight Punk here tonight, as long as Punk is willing to fight them in a handicap match. He said Punk can play the hero, and all heroes are stupid. Heyman said Punk does have another option - to not play the hero and disappoint all the fans. Heyman said all Punk needs to do is tuck his tail between his legs, walk out the door and live another day so he can fight at Summerslam. Heyman called out Punk and Punk's theme song hit.
However, there was no sign of Punk. All of a sudden, he snuck into the ring and took one of the camermen's cameras then smashed it in Lesnar's face. Punk hit him in the back with the camera as Heyman looked on. Brock rolled out of the ring, but Punk threw the camera aside and then hit a suicide dive onto Lesnar on the floor. Punk grabbed a chair on the outside and smashed it on Lesnar. He then went back into the ring with Heyman but Heyman fled.
Punk chased Heyman with the chair but he took off yelling for Brock. Curtis Axel came out to intervene, but Punk unloaded on him, then the two brawled. Punk tossed Axel into the Raw set pieces, then delivered a GTS on Axel on stage. He yelled out "I am the Best in the World!" as his theme song played. A shot was shown of Lesnar recovering from the attack on the floor as Raw ended.