WWE RAW Results (7/29/2013): Laredo, Texas
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We are in Laredo, Texas and your announcers are Michael ‘The roster could do This Tuesday in Texas’ Cole and Jerry ‘Who wants some BTS action from Total Divas’ Lawler.
Vince McMahon makes his way to the ring with Brad Maddox.
Vince says that they are going to have some fun tonight. Vince gives the mic to Brad and Brad is a bit hesitant to speak.
Brad apologizes for his bonehead decision to allow John Cena to choose his opponent at SummerSlam. He gives the mic back to Vince.
Vince asks Brad if he remembers calling Daniel a troll. A troll is a hideously ugly dwarf. Vince also said that Daniel is undersized and has psychological problems. He also said that Daniel did not have the aura to be a WWE Champion. He asks Brad how he really feels about Daniel Bryan.
Daniel Bryan’s music interrupts Brad and he makes his way to the ring.
Daniel and Vince shake hands and Vince wants some decorum from the fans.
Daniel tells Brad and Vince that those words came out of the mouth of Brad Maddox but they were probably dictated by Vince.
Vince tells Daniel that he interrupted the Chairman of the Board. That is a lack of respect.
Daniel says that respect is a two way street. Despite giving everything he has night after night and year after year for Vince’s company, Vince has not given him an ounce of respect.
Vince asks Daniel if he respects John Cena while telling the crowd to be quiet.
Daniel says that he respects John Cena as a human being and a champion. He respects John Cena for picking him as his opponent.
Vince asks Daniel if he would respect John if he was lying through his teeth. John is a master manipulator. He said that Daniel earned his opportunity and is the hottest thing going in the WWE today.
John Cena is lying to Daniel and making Daniel look foolish. He asks if Daniel is a fool. He asks the people if they are fools. John knows what Vince knows. Daniel cannot beat John Cena. He can’t beat Kane because he doesn’t have the intangible. He does not have RUTHLESS AGGRESSION. That is what propelled Cena to the top. He says that Cena is ripe for the taking.
Vince says that he does not want Cena to win. Cena walks around like he owns the place and acts like he is a better man. Vince points out that he owns this place. Does Vince want a half pint troll to be the WWE Champion? It would be the biggest embarrassment in WWE History. The only person who wins is Vince. He gets on Daniel’s level and stoops down. He says that they are both in the ring and they lock up . . . then we get spontaneous combustion with neither man to be seen again.
Daniel says that if John is lying to him, he will have hell to pay. The thing he likes about Vince McMahon. He wants to get on Vince’s level and he gets on his toes.
Vince is always honest with him and tells him what he really thinks. In Vince’s own words, it doesn’t matter what he thinks. It matters what THEY think.
It sounds like they want a new champion at SummerSlam and his name is Daniel Bryan. He wants Vince to listen to the WWE Universe. He asks if the people want a new WWE Champion and the crowd chants ‘Yes’.
The Shield make their way through the crowd for their match.
We go to commercial.
Match Number One: Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns versus Mark Henry, Jimmy Uso, and Jey Uso
Henry and Ambrose start things off and they lock up. Henry sends Ambrose to the mat and then he head butts Ambrose and punches him. Henry biels Ambrose across the ring and Rollins tags in. Henry blocks a punch and he misses a punch of his own. Rollins with a waist lock but Henry uses his rear end to take Rollins down and he biels Rollins across the ring.
Reigns tags in and we get a stare down of the team’s respective behemoths. Mark wants a test of strumph but it was a trap and Henry with a kick and then he biels Reigns across the ring. Henry sends Reigns into the turnbuckles and then he punches and head butts Reigns. Jey tags in and he kicks Reigns.
Jimmy tags in and the Usos stomp on Reigns and Jimmy with a diving head butt for a near fall. Jimmy with a front face lock and Reigns backs Jimmy into the turnbuckles and Rollins tags in and punches Jimmy. Ambrose tags in and he kicks Jimmy. Reigns chokes Jimmy when the referee deals with Ambrose. Ambrose sends Jimmy into the turnbuckles and he punches Jimmy and then he runs his forearm across Jimmy’s face.
Dean runs into a boot from Jimmy and Jey tags in and connects with clotheslines. Jey with a flying clothesline. Jey with a slam to Dean and he tags in Henry. Mark misses an elbow drop and Dean kicks Mark and punches him. Dean with knees to Henry and Rollins tags back in. They try for a double belly-to-back suplex but Henry powers out and he sends Ambrose and Rollins over the top rope to the floor with a double clothesline. Henry sends Reigns to the floor and then the Usos with stereo suicide dives.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Rollins works on Jey and Jey tries for a sunset flip but Reigns is tagged in before he gets Rollins over. Reigns with punches to Jey and then Reigns with an arm bar. Reigns keeps Jey from making the tag and Dean tags back in and he punches Jey in the ribs and then the head. Jey punches back but Dean with a knee. Ambrose with a shoulder in the corner.
Ambrose with a snap mare and a quarter nelson and chin lock on Jey. Ambrose misses a shoulder in the corner and he hits the ring post. Rollins tags in and he keeps Jey from making the tag and he hits an enzuigiri on Jimmy to knock him off the apron. Jey with a back body drop when Rollins gets distracted with Henry.
Henry tags in and he goes after Rollins. Ambrose goes after Henry and Henry with a power slam. Rollins is dealt with by the referee and Reigns with a spear but the Usos take care of Reigns. Ambrose and Jimmy tag in and Jimmy with a cross body from the top for a near fall. Rollins runs into a super kick and then Jimmy with a Samoan drop to Ambrose.
Jimmy goes for the superfly splash but Ambrose gets his knees up and he hits the Dean Driver for the three count.
Winners: Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, and Seth Rollins
After the match, Henry attacks Ambrose and then he goes after Rollins. Henry throws Reigns over the top rope to the floor.
Jerry and Michael talk about the Tables Match and we see Ryback being mean in catering and he sends an innocent person through an innocent catering table.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Michael and Jerry wonder what the members of the military think of the Wyatt Family. Good thing we have a video package for the Wyatts. We see what they have done on Raw and Main Event as he tells Kane to Follow the Buzzards.
Brad Maddox is in his office and Kane is looking for the Wyatts. Brad tells Kane that they are not here, but if Kane wants to send them a message and prove that he is still a monster and has the killer instinct, why not show it against his former tag team partner and good friend . . . Daniel Bryan.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Two: Rob Van Dam versus Fandango (with Summer Rae)
Fandango with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Van Dam tries for a hip toss but Fandango blocks it. Van Dam with a kick and body scissors for a near fall. They lock up again and Fandango with a side head lock and shoulder tackle. Fandango with a cartwheel and then he turns around into a super kick from Van dam.
Van Dam goes to the apron when Fandango moves and Van Dam with a moonsault and then he returns to the ring. Fandango with an enzuigiri from the apron followed by a slingshot leg lariat to the back for a near fall. Fandango with kicks to Van Dam. Fandango with a reverse chin lock. Fandango with forearms.
Van Dam misses a spin kick but Fandango does not miss with an enzuigiri and he gets a near fall. Fandango goes to the second turnbuckle and he misses a leg drop. Van Dam pops up and hits a jumping side kick followed by clotheslines and then he hits Rolling Thunder. Van Dam rolls into the corner for a monkey flip followed by a running back spin kick to the head and then he hits a springboard side kick.
Van Dam goes up top for the Five Star Frog Splash but Fandango rolls to the floor and he puts Summer between him and Van Dam. Fandango goes up the ramp and the referee counts him out.
Winner: Rob Van Dam (by count out)
AJ Lee and Big E Langston are in the back and AJ complains about having to wrestle Kaitlyn. She says that a baby cries when Kaitlyn hits a spear. She asks Langston why he lets it happen. AJ starts to giggle before Langston can answer. She tells Langston that he likes her. He likes what she does in the ring. Langston approaches AJ and she walks away.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Three: Kaitlyn versus AJ Lee (with Big E Langston) in a Non Title Match
AJ pie faces Kaitlyn and Kaitlyn with a forearm that sends AJ to the mat. AJ kicks Kaitlyn away and she works on the arm but Kaitlyn with a forearm. AJ goes to the apron and she drops Kaitlyn on the top rope and then she starts to work on the previously injured elbow and shoulder. AJ wraps the arm in the ropes.
AJ with a snap mare into a hammer lock and then she bridges to add extra pressure. Kaitlyn gets to the ropes and AJ releases the hold. AJ sends Kaitlyn into the turnbuckles and then she kicks Kaitlyn. AJ misses a charge into the corner and Kaitlyn tries for a rollup but AJ rolls through and connects with a knee to the head and she gets a near fall.
AJ with a hammer lock and then she sends Kaitlyn into the turnbuckles but Kaitlyn with an elbow and clothesline followed by a back breaker. Kaitlyn sets for the spear but AJ with a knee to the head and she gets a near fall. AJ with an arm bar.
Kaitlyn with elbows but AJ with a knee. Kaitlyn with forearms but AJ with a divorce court and she gets a near fall. Kaitlyn with clotheslines but AJ with a back heel kick. Kaitlyn with a spear and she gets the three count.
After the match, AJ throws a tantrum in the ring. Langston goes to check on AJ but Dolph’s music plays and he makes his way to the stage.
Dolph congratulates AJ on her loss. He says that maybe her new friend can be her shoulder to cry on. Maybe AJ can return the favor and be his shoulder to cry on. Dolph says that he wants a match with Langston right now.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Four: Big E Langston (with AJ Lee) versus Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler punches Langston but Langston puts Ziggler against the turnbuckles. Ziggler goes to the floor and Langston follows but it was a trap to give Ziggler an advantage. Langston with a body block and Ziggler goes down. Langston tells Ziggler it is his time.
Langston with forearms to the back as he continues to berate Ziggler. Ziggler gets an elbow up and then his boots when Langston charges into the corner. Langston catches Ziggler when he tries for the Stinger Splash and Langston with a belly-to-belly suplex slam and then he goes for the Warrior Splash and he connects but Ziggler kicks out at two.
Langston works on the neck and then he puts Ziggler in a bear hug. Langston catches Ziggler on a cross body attempt and he hits two back breakers and he gets a near fall. Langston with a rear chin lock followed by a forearm to the head and the back. Langston kicks Ziggler in the head. Langston with a shoulder into the corner. Langston punches Ziggler in the midsection and he connects with another shoulder.
Ziggler side steps Langston and Langston goes shoulder first into the ring post. Ziggler with punches and a drop kick. Ziggler with a kick to the knee but Langston catches Ziggler. Ziggler escapes a power slam attempt and Ziggler moves when Langston charges at him and Langston goes to the floor.
AJ goes after Ziggler and the referee calls for the bell. AJ freaks out and Ziggler is able to get to safety.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler (by disqualification)
After the match, Langston wants to know what AJ was thinking. Ziggler returns to the ring and he gives Langston a Zig Zag.
John Cena is on the phone and Daniel Bryan enters the locker room. Daniel wants to know if it is true what Vince McMahon said earlier.
John asks Daniel if he is asking Daniel to tell him that Vince McMahon is telling the truth. He says that you cannot believe what Vince says.
Daniel says that Vince has always been honest with him.
John asks Daniel if he is calling him a liar.
Daniel looks at John and John walks away.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Five: Christian versus Alberto Del Rio in a Non Title Match
They lock up and Christian backs Del Rio into the corner but Del Rio escapes. Del Rio with a kick and punch and then they lock up. Del Rio with kicks and a side head lock take down. Christian with a kick and Del Rio goes down. Christian with a punch and a side head lock take down. Del Rio backs Christian into the corner and he kicks Christian.
The referee warns Del Rio about the kicks while Christian is in the ropes. Del Rio with a suplex and he floats over for a near fall. Christian with punches but Del Rio with a back elbow for a near fall. Christian escapes a slam and Christian with a drop toe hold and he slingshots to the floor but Del Rio avoids the punch. Del Rio with a super kick and then he connects with shoulders in the corner.
Christian sends Del Rio over the top rope to the floor. Christian misses a baseball slide and then he goes for a shoulder tackle but Del Rio moves and Christian hits the ring steps. The referee continues his count and Del Rio with a drop kick to the arm against the ring steps.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Del Rio stomps on Christian’s ribs. Del Rio goes to the turnbuckles and he hits a back senton splash onto the arm and he gets a near fall. Del Rio with more kicks and then he puts Christian on the turnbuckles and then puts him in the tree of woe and he kicks Christian.
Del Rio rakes the face and then he goes for an inverted superplex but Christian with uppercuts to send Del Rio to the mat. Christian with a kick and then he hits the tornado DDT and he gets a near fall. Del Rio with a kick to the leg but Christian with punches.
Del Rio with head butts but Christian with a running forearm and he goes to the turnbuckles for a missile drop kick and he gets a near fall. Del Rio sends Christian into the turnbuckles but Christian gets his boot up and he hits a sunset flip and gets a near fall. Del Rio with a clothesline and he connects with a series of head butts. Del Rio with a slam and he sends Christian over the top rope but Christian lands on the apron.
Christian with a shoulder and then he drops Del Rio across the top rope. Del Rio with a tilt-a-whirl back breaker and he gets a near fall. Del Rio stands on Christian’s chest and he takes his time getting to the turnbuckles and he goes for another back senton but Christian moves.
Christian waits for Del Rio to get up and Christian teases the spear but Del Rio goes to the floor. Del Rio with a super kick when Christian returns to the ring but Christian kicks out. Del Rio signals for the step up enzuigiri but Christian ducks. Del Rio counters a Killswitch and tries for the cross arm breaker but Christian escapes and he is able to get the three count.
We go to commercial.
Match Number Six: Wade Barrett versus Cody Rhodes
They lock up and Rhodes works on the wrist but Barrett pulls Cody to the mat. Cody backs Barrett into the corner but Barrett with a punch and kick. Barrett tries for a belly-to-back suplex and Cody with a drop down uppercut. Barrett sends Cody over the top rope to the floor.
Barrett goes to the floor after Cody and he connects with a forearm to the back and then he sends him into the ringside barrier. Barrett with a butterfly suplex and he gets a near fall. Barrett sends Cody into the turnbuckles and then he rubs Cody’s face in the turnbuckle pad.
Cody with punches but Barrett with a kick. Barrett with a slingshot back breaker and he gets a near fall. Barrett with a reverse chin lock. Cody with a forearm but Barrett with an Irish whip. Barrett runs into an elbow and then into a boot. Cody goes up top for a moonsault and he connects.
Cody blocks a punch and connects with punches of his own. Cody with a kick to Barrett and then he goes for the kick to the abdomen and he hits a Shining Wizard for a near fall. Barrett with a back heel kick and then he sets for a pump handle slam but Cody escapes and counters into Cross Rhodes and he gets the three count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
After the match, Damien comes out and he damns Cody for throwing his briefcase into the Gulf of Mexico. Damien says that he has filed a complaint with WWE Management. He tried to bring Cody up to his level. He taught the unwashed masses and won Money in the Bank while Cody grew a mustache.
Damien says that he came from a family of scholars while Cody comes from a family of clowns. He suggests sending Cody back to the carnival but Cody leaves the ring and goes to the apron. Damien leaves.
Kane walks through the back and then we see Daniel Bryan walk in the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and we are reminded of what Vince McMahon said to Daniel Bryan at the start of Raw.
Match Number Seven: Daniel Bryan versus Kane in a Vince McMahon made Brad Maddox make this match because he needs to teach Daniel Bryan a lesson Match
Bryan with a flying knee and punches but Kane pushes Bryan away and he connects with an uppercut. Bryan with a kick to the chest and then to the leg. Kane with a knee to the midsection but Bryan with a modified Maple Leaf. Kane rolls over and he kicks Bryan away. Kane with punches to Bryan. Bryan flips over Kane on an Irish whip but Kane knows that a flying clothesline in coming so he pre-empts the strike with a boot to the head.
Kane with a punch and kicks to Bryan in the corner. Kane with a suplex and he gets a near fall. Bryan with elbows and punches to Kane. Kane catches Bryan and he slams Daniel. Kane with a drop kick to Bryan and he gets a near fall.
Kane with elbow drops to Bryan and he gets a near fall. Kane works on Bryan’s neck. Bryan with more elbows and punches followed by kicks. Kane with a forearm to the back but Bryan with kicks. Bryan with a flying clothesline but Kane stays on his feet. Bryan gets his boots up when Kane charges into the corner. Kane catches Bryan out of the corner but Bryan escapes the choke slam.
Bryan with a kick and body scissors that pulls Kane over the top rope and then Bryan with a running knee off the apron and both men are down as we go to commercial.
We are back and Kane with a back elbow and Kane gets a near fall. Kane with a forearm and Irish whip followed by a clothesline. Kane with another Irish whip and he tries for a second clothesline but Bryan with a drop toe hold and he kicks the ropes and it bounces into Kane. Bryan with a missile drop kick and then he hits the running drop kick into the corner. Bryan goes for a second one and he connects. Bryan with a hesitation drop kick and he gets a near fall.
Bryan goes up top but Kane with a punch to the midsection and both men are down. Kane with an Irish whip and Kane with a side slam and he gets a near fall. Kane goes up top for the clothesline and he connects. Kane signals for the choke slam but Bryan goes for the Yes Lock.
Kane blocks it and he pushes Bryan away. Bryan with a drop kick to the knees followed by kicks to the chest. Bryan has a round kick blocked and Kane grabs Bryan by the throat but Bryan counters the choke slam with the Small Package and the three count.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match, Kane with a choke slam to Bryan.
Daniel Bryan goes to the back and Kane signals for the pyro but he is thwarted by the Wyatt Family because They’re here.
Bray sits on his rocking chair and Kane goes after Wyatt on the floor as he gets away from Rowan and Harper. Rowan and Harper stop Kane. Kane punches Harper and Rowan in the ring and he has things under control for a moment until Harper connects with a big boot.
Rowan with head butts while Harper taunts him. Harper with a discus clothesline and then Wyatt makes his way into the ring. Wyatt picks up Kane, kisses him on the forehead and then hits Sister Abigail.
Bray says that he hears that Kane likes to call himself the Devil’s Favorite Demon. Kane is no Demon and he tells Kane that he ought to be careful who he says those things in front. You never know who might be listening.
We are back and we see what the Wyatt Family did.
We take a look back at what happened earlier tonight when Natalya was talking to the Bellas.
Match Number Eight:Brie Bella versus Natalya
Brie retreats into the ropes and then she teases a punch but she decides not to punch Natalya. Natalya slams Brie’s head into the mat and then she hits a suplex and gets a near fall. Brie goes into the ropes but Natalya does not care. Brie uses the ropes to whiplash Natalya. Brie with a kick and drop kick.
Brie stomps on the back and then she applies a rear chin lock. Brie pulls Natalya to the mat by the hair and she gets a near fall. Brie with a leg drop and she calls Natalya a loser. Brie returns to the rear chin lock. Natalya with an abdominal stretch but Brie with elbows and a DDT.
Brie gets a near fall. Brie slams Natalya’s head into the mat. Brie returns to the chin lock. Nattie with a snap mare using the hair and she slaps Brie and slams her. Natalya with a drop kick and kick followed by a discus clothesline for a near fall.
Nikki comes out with a kazoo and she makes duck calls. Brie with a rollup for the three count.
Winner: Brie Bella
Paul Heyman is in the back and he tells Curtis Axel it is time to show the world the greatest Intercontinental Champion of all time. They walk into commercial.
We are back and Paul Heyman introduces himself. He mentions that their opponent is R Truth, but their truth is that he is the most exclusive talent agent in sports entertainment. His client, Brock Lesnar, will end the career of his former best friend CM Punk. It is a match that is being called ‘The Best versus The Beast’.
He wants everyone to know that being a Paul Heyman guy is being part of the top circle of talent in history. That is a fact personified perfectly by Curtis Axel.
Curtis tells Paul that his father won the Intercontinental Championship in Texas. In spite of that, he went on to become Mr. Perfect. Curtis says that he is already more perfect than perfect.
Match Number Nine:R Truth versus Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman) in a Non Title Match
Axel with a kick and punch followed by another kick and punch. Axel hurdles Truth but Truth with a leg lariat and punches. Truth with a kick and he hits a sit out gourdbuster for a near fall. Truth misses the scissors kick. Axel misses a clothesline but he does not miss with a clothesline to the back of the head.
Axel with kicks and punches. Truth with punches to Axel but Axel with a drop kick. Axel with a neck breaker driver but CM Punk comes to the ring and he pulls Axel out of the ring and he sends Axel into the ringside barrier.
The referee rolls Truth out of the ring and Punk goes after Heyman but Axel goes after Punk. Punk stops Axel while Heyman tries to escape into the crowd.
Hunter and Stephanie walk through the back as we go to commercial.
We are back and Triple H is asking Vince if he is done pulling Brad Maddox’s strings and jerking around Daniel Bryan.
Vince says that maybe he wants Daniel to be the champion and Hunter doesn’t believe Vince.
Vince says that he wants someone to beat John Cena. He wants someone like Triple H, but younger . . . maybe 23 years younger.
Stephanie says that Daniel Bryan needs some help. The people chose Daniel Bryan as much as John Cena did. Stephanie says that we need to give Daniel a Corporate Makeover.
Match Number Ten: John Cena versus Ryback in a Non Title Tables Match
Cena has something to say to Ryback across the ring and Ryback with a kick and forearm to the back. Ryback with another forearm and a punch. Cena with kicks and punches to Ryback. Cena clotheslines Ryback over the top rope to the floor. Cena goes to the floor after Ryback and he sends Ryback into the ringside barrier. Cena goes under the ring for a table even though dozens line the ramp.
Ryback stops Cena and punches him before John can set up the table. Ryback sends Cena into the ring post. Ryback picks up the table and he tries to crush Cena against the ring post but Cena moves and the table breaks against the post.
We go to commercial.
We are back and Ryback with an overhead belly-to-belly suplex and Cena falls to the floor. Ryback follows Cena to the floor and he connects with forearms. Ryback adjusts the tables at ringside and he sets for a power bomb through the table but Cena escapes and he punches Ryback. Ryback Irish whips Cena into the ring steps.
Ryback picks up the steps and he puts them into the ring. Cena runs Ryback into the apron and then into the ringside barrier. Cena sends Ryback into the apron again and Ryback is down. Cena gets a table from under the ring and he sets it up on the apron and the ring steps. Cena tries to suplex Ryback through the table but Ryback blocks it.
Cena with a drop toe hold and he applies an STF. Ryback goes to the floor to escape the hold. Cena picks up a table and he tries to drop it on Ryback but Ryback had moved under the ring. Ryback slides out the other side and he hits a spear on Cena.
Ryback hits Cena with the steps. Ryback thinks about suplexing Cena through a table propped up by the steps and the apron but Cena stops Ryback. Ryback with a forearm to Cena and then he tries for a power slam through the table but Cena stops him. Cena tries for an Attitude Adjustment through the table but Ryback stops him. Ryback presses Cena over his head but he misses the table. Cena and Ryback with a Texan standoff. Ryback picks up the steps and he breaks the table. Cena grabs the steps and we have a step battle.
They throw the steps at each other and then they get into the ring. Cena with a Blue Thunder Bomb onto the steps and then he hits the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena gets a table from under the ring. Ryback picks up Cena and hits the Backpack Stunner. Ryback with forearms to the back as he takes a break from setting up the table. Ryback puts the table against the turnbuckles.
Ryback feels the power surging through his body while Cena struggles to get up. Ryback sets for the lariat and he connects. Ryback says that there is one more coming. Cena stands against the table and Cena moves. Ryback stops short and Cena hits an Attitude Adjustment through the table.
Winner: John Cena
After the match, Daniel Bryan makes his way to ringside and he yeses around the ring until he takes the title belt from the belt wrangler. Bryan brings the title into the ring and Cena is ready to fight. Bryan holds the title belt for Cena to take. Bryan pulls it back but Cena takes it.