Here’s RAW in case you missed it:
From The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City, New York:
Hosted by John “Bradshaw” Layfield (JBL), Michael Cole and WWE Hall of Famer Jerry “The King” Lawler.
This post-Money In The Bank broadcast opens with the new RAW General Manager Brad Maddox vowing that he will be RAW’s greatest General Manager of all time. WWE Champion John Cena joins him in the ring, and Maddox decides to allow him to choose his opponent for Summerslam 2013. After that announcement, the Money In The Bank All-Stars winner Randy Orton appeared and stated that there’s a chance that Cena will lose the title before Summerslam and decided not to cash-in his briefcase. Soon, Fandango and Summer Rae appeared, and he told Orton that the fans want John Cena vs. Fandango. Fandango then taught Cena how to say his name and he was knocked out by Orton.
Both Orton and Fandango fought until Maddox instantly ordered both men into a match.
1. Randy Orton vs. Fandango with Summer Rae.
THE WINNER: RANDY ORTON!!!
“The World’s Strongest Man” Mark Henry spoke of last night’s match against Cena for the WWE Championship, and vowed he will take Cena to the limit again at Summerslam. After that admission, The Shield (WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose and WWE Tag Team Champions Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns) surrounded the ring and assaulted Henry. He fought back until he was speared by Roman Reigns, and then tripled powerbombed by all of The Shield.
2. A NON-TITLE REMATCH FROM LAST NIGHT: WWE World Heavyweight Champion Alberto del Rio vs. Dolph Ziggler.
THE WINNER: ALBERTO DEL RIO!!!
NOTE: After the match, WWE Divas Champion A.J. Lee slapped Dolph Ziggler while yelling “Why did you break up with me?’. Ziggler was then brutalized by Big E Langston.
This went into the first three minutes of Hour 2.
R-Truth was ready for a match when The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan and Luke Harper) appeared, and Erick Rowan and Luke Harper attacked him. During the assault, Bray Wyatt told the crowd that they have done nothing but look for a hero who will turn on them. R-Truth pulled out a steel chair as Bray opened up his arms and yelled, “What are you waiting for?”. The whole family assaulted him and Bray said, “He is not the truth you seek! Kane, follow the buzzards!”.
3. A TAG TEAM MATCH: The Real Americans (Antonio Cesaro and Jack Swagger) with The Usos (Jimmy and Jey).
On the WWE App, the fans and viewers were asked to choose the opponents for Swagger and Cesaro. The choices were Jimmy and Jey, Tons of Funk (Tensai and “The Funkasaurus” Brodus Clay) and The Prime Time Players (Darren Young and Titus O’Neil). The Usos won the majority vote.
THE WINNERS: THE USOS!!!
4. Money In The Bank World Heavyweight Championship Contract Winner Damien Sandow vs. Christian.
THE WINNER: CHRISTIAN!!!
NOTE: After the match, Damien Sandow held up his Money In The Bank briefcase and yelled, “Still, your intellectual savior of Money In The Bank….”, but was assaulted by Cody Rhodes. The referees stopped Rhodes from his assault as Sandow escaped through the crowd.
5. A DIVAS MATCH: Brie Bella with Nikki Bella vs. Naomi with Cameron.
THE WINNER: NAOMI!!!
CM Punk, infuriated from Paul Heyman costing him the victory during last night’s Money In The Bank All-Stars match, demanded that he show himself. Paul appeared, and reminded Punk that when he first came to WWE, the company didn’t have anything for him, but he was the one who didn’t give up on him. He told Punk, “You’re not the best in the world”, that the truth is a hard pill to swallow and that Punk thinks that he is better than him. Paul also admitted that he lied to Punk and manipulated him. He told everyone that Punk is estranged from his own family and that he has no wife and children, and that he sought attention from the fans.
He also told him “You can’t beat Brock Lesnar!”. Punk vowed that he will destroy Paul and after that, Brock Lesnar appeared!!! Punk was ready to fight when Paul hit him from behind, and was dragged out of the ring by Lesnar. Punk fought back. but was thrown spine first into the steel ring post, and F-5’d on the commentator’s table!!!
6. The Returning Rob Van Dam (RVD) vs. Chris Jericho.
THE WINNER: THE RETURNING ROB VAN DAM!!!
John Cena’s opponent for Summerslam is: DANIEL BRYAN!!!
Match #’s 1, 2 and 6 are the highlight matches of the night!!!
Randy Orton, Fandango, Alberto del Rio, Dolph Ziggler, Rob Van Dam and Chris Jericho are the wrestlers of the night!!!
The RVD-Chris Jericho match was the highlight of the night!!!
ANALYSIS: This was the first time, in a LONG TIME, that RAW has had a tiny amount of matches. But Rob Van Dam and Chris Jericho were the saving graces.