WWE Monday Night RAW Results
Charleston, South Carolina
June 24, 2013
Commentators: Jerry Lawler, JBL & Michael Cole
Report by: David Stephens of Wrestleview.com
Daniel Bryan makes his entrance and stands in the middle of the ring with a microphone. The crowd is on fire for the goat-faced star. Bryan says that there are those who say he has a small guy syndrome. He mentions all the times in his life that people have been surprised by the fact that he is a wrestler. He also assures the crowd that he was not an extra in the Hobbit. Bryan’s current issue stems from the fact that some people consider him to be the weak link. He says that he will not be satisfied until he pins Orton or is able to make him tap out.
Randy Orton’s music hits and he enters the ring. Bryan begins to speak but Orton grabs the mic. He says that he is here to tell Bryan straight to his face to shut up and fight.
Bryan complies and takes it right to Orton. Bryan punches him back and out of the ring. Orton gets back inside to begin this rubber match.
Daniel Bryan v. Randy Orton
The action quickly spills out of the ring as both competitors are pulling out all the stops. Charles Robinson is furious and demands that the competitors get back into the ring. He follows them outside as they brawl around the commentators’ booth. Robinson eventually has no choice but to call for the bell, as he cannot separate the two competitors.
Winner: Double Disqualification
Several more referees run down to ringside to split the men apart. RAW fades to commercial as Orton and Bryan continue to scream at each other.
Vickie and Brad Maddox are talking in the office. Bryan is riled up as he charges into the office. Bryan demands that he get a match tonight against Orton. Brad says that they have a full show tonight. Bryan demands that he either get a match against Orton or Brad tonight. Maddox looks nervous as Vickie responds. She says that Bryan will have his match against Orton. He shouts yes and walks away. Brad looks very relieved. Vince walks into the office and scolds Vickie for a moment. He presents the question of whether Vickie is fully capable of her duties. There are those who claim that she is not. Vickie tries to reassure Vince of her worth.
Sheamus & Christian v. Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow
Christian and Rhodes start the match. They exchange a few blows before faking a lock up. Christian attempts a few covers but Rhodes kicks out of each. They fall to the outside of the ring. Sheamus comes over to keep Sandow from sneaking in with a cheap shot. When Christian rolls back in the ring Cody is inside to meet him. He holds Christian down and tags in Sandow. Damien works the upper body of Christian. Sandow applies a stretch to tweak the area. Christian fights back to his feet as the crowd gets into the match. Sandow hits a side Russian leg sweep. Elbow of disdain and a cover, but Christian kicks. Rhodes kicks Orton hard in the gut. Christian and Rhodes run the ropes and both go for crossbodys. They splash together and fall down to the mat.
Sheamus gets the hot tag and charges into the ring as Sandow comes in off of a tag of his own. Sheamus sets him up on the apron and starts in on his clubbing blows. Cody tries to come to the aid of Sandow by tagging himself into this match. Sheamus responds by greeting Cody with a Brogue Kick. This match is over.
Winners: Sheamus & Christian
CM Punk is in the back texting on his phone. Vickie walks into the shot by Punk is not interested. He asks if Paul Heyman is here tonight. Vickie says that she hasn’t seen him. Punk asks about Lesnar. Vickie responds that she doesn’t even know if he is in the building tonight. Punk is not pleased and yells at Vickie to let him know if they show up.
Kaitlyn v. Aksana
The match barely gets under way before he music hits. She looks around confused. AJ Lee walks out onto the entrance ramp wearing a muscle suit and a wig.
The distraction is enough to let Aksana sneak a roll up. Kaitlyn kicks out and hits a spear to finish this match.
After the match Big E. Langston comes out on the ramp and pretends to deliver flowers to the faux Kaitlyn. AJ and Langston chuckle as Layla is forced to hold Kaitlyn back in the ring.
Chris Jericho v. Alberto Del Rio
The match starts with a back and forth exchange. The crowd is steadily behind Jericho. He flips over Rio for a stretch, but Alberto kicks out. The action spills out of the ring as RAW fades to commercial.
Del Rio tosses Jericho out of the ring. Jericho makes it back in before the count of ten. They exchange chops back and forth. Jericho falls to the mat. Rio stomps on his back. Cover, but Jericho kicks out. Rio hits a snapmare and kicks Jericho in the spine. Back on their feet Rio delivers a few headbutts and then tosses Jericho hard into the corner. Jericho is on his knees as Rio continues the attack. Cover, but Jericho kicks out.
Del Rio charges at Chris in the corner, but Chris moves out of the way and Rio hits his shoulder against the corner. Jericho looks for the Code Breaker, but Rio blocks. Jericho rolls through for a cover. Rio kicks out.
The match continues as Jericho and Rio attempt to find their bearings. Del Rio spins around to apply the cross arm breaker. Jericho is in the middle of the ring and just barely manages to escape. Jericho attempts the Walls of Jericho and locks it in.
Ricardo Rodriguez charges into the ring and hits Jericho with his bucket. Ziggler charges down to the ring and attacks Del Rio. Together they toss Del Rio and Ricardo out of the ring.
Winner via DQ: Chris Jericho
Ziggler and Jericho stare each other down. Ziggler hits the Zig Zag on Jericho and walks away.
Vickie and Brad are talking in an office. Vickie says she is thinking of cancelling the match between Bryan and Orton. HHH walks into the office. He is not pleased that the match may be ending. She says that Vince think he is too small and isn’t that good. HHH says that what really matters is what the WWE Universe thinks. HHH tells Vickie that if she listens to him everything will be okay. He mocks Brad’s purple shirt as he walks away.
Jerry Lawler is in the ring with Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox. They are about to reveal the cover of the WWE 2K14 video game. He announces that fans can design their own covers. A contest will occur to determine the best cover, which will be featured on the flip side of the main cover. Vickie tells Jerry she can take it from here. The fans start to boo as she talks. She announces that she has designed a cover of her own. It features the three McMahons. Brad offers one that he designed. It features Cena, Punk and himself.
Lawler has had enough and reveals the real cover. It features solely The Rock.
Ryback v. The Great Khali w/ Natalya & Hornswoggle
Khali pushes Ryback back into the corner and kicks him repeatedly. Instead of continuing on with a wrestling match, they divide that it is time to go home. Ryback lifts Khali up on his shoulders and delivers Shell Shocked to end this match.
John Cena is out with his belt to cut a promo in the middle of the ring. He is out to address the attack by Mark Henry last week on RAW. Cena says that Henry’s speech was a disaster because it tarnishes the experience for those like Edge, HBK & Ric Flair who gave such promos in the past. Henry was mocking all of theme. Cena points out that Mark Henry has been here for seventeen years. Cena says that Henry is big, bad and dangerous and will clearly stoop to any level. Cena says that Henry forgot to check his calendar because they are still in whoop ass season. The Champ is here.
Brodus Clay & Sweet T w/ The Funkadactyls v. The Usos v. 3MB
While this is a Triple Threat match, only two competitors can be in the ring at the same time. The tags are constant near the start. Several of the competitors spill out of the ring and Brodus leaps right out on them. Sweet is left in the ring with The Usos. He is hit with a Samoan Drop and a Samoan Splash.
Winners: The Usos
After the match, The Shield’s music hits. They appear on the stairs. The Usos signal that they are coming for the belts.
Paul Heyman comes down to the ring. He wants to bring CM Punk down to the ring so they can have this discussion face to face. Punk makes his way down to the ring and begins the story of how he and Heyman came to work with each other. He discusses how when he was in developmental he was doomed to fail. Despite all of the obstacles in the way, despite being told to fire Punk multiple times, Heyman stood by Punk. Despite this relationship, it is time for Punk and Heyman to part ways. Punk warns Heyman to let Lesnar know that he is coming for him. Punk reminds the audience that he is the best in the world. Punk claims Lesnar doesn’t have the balls to be here tonight so Heyman must deliver the message. Punk demands to know from Heyman whether or not he sent Lesnar out to the ring last week. Punk demands that Heyman swear on his children and answer the question.
Heyman swears that he did not know Lesnar was there last week. He continues on to say that Punk picked a fight with Lesnar when he said that Lesnar needed Heyman. Heyman says that he has many flaws, but he isn’t stupid. Heyman says that he will again walk down the aisle with Punk again. It may not be for a while, but there will be a time when it happens. As unpopular as it may be, Heyman loves Punk. Heyman swears that he will never represent anyone against CM Punk. That includes Brock Lesnar. Heyman reiterates that everyone told him to fire Punk, but he did not listen. Heyman points out the same people are now telling Punk to get rid of Heyman. Paul’s fate is in the hands of CM Punk. Heyman says that it s Punk’s move.
Punk says that he is sorry he doubted Heyman. He grasps Heyman for an embrace. They stay in each other’s arms till the end of the segment.
CM Punk v. Darren Young
Punk goes for a quick cover but Young kicks. Punk pushes Young into the corner and kicks him. Young is able to break free and tries to fight back. He connects with a couple of blows and then locks on a rear headlock. He transfers to the front. Punk escapes but is knocked down for a cover. Punk kicks out. Young continues the attack. Punk tries to charge towards the corner but Young moves out of the way. Instead of continuing the attack Darren takes a moment for the trash talk. He locks on another headlock. Punk breaks free and starts to mount his come back.
Punks climbs the turnbuckle but Young runs right up at him. Punk falls to the apron. Punk springboards into the ring for an arm lariat. Cover, but Young kicks out. Punk lifts Young up, but Young slips off his shoulders. Young hits his double knee to the gut drop. Cover, but Punk kicks out. Titus is furious that it was not a three count.
Punk grabs Young and locks on the Anaconda Vice. Young immediately attacks.
Winner: CM Punk
After the match Titus O’Neill runs into the ring and attacks Punk. CM Punk cannot fight off both people.
Curtis Axel’s music hits and he charges down from the ramp. He clears the ring and comes to the aid of Punk. They clear the ring.
Vickie is in her office on the phone she is furious that Brad has disappeared, as she needs help. Stephanie McMahon comes in and says that she is upset that Vickie has yet to announce who is in the RAW Money in the Bank Ladder Match. Vickie says that she has just been busy.
Stephanie McMahon comes out to announce the participants:
Rob Van Dam
Vickie is in her office with Brad. Maddox says that he was helping Stephanie put the participants together. Jericho and Ryback walk into the office. Jericho is upset that he is in not in the match as he has been in more Money in the Bank matches than anyone in history. Ryback tells Jericho to cry him a river. Vickie announces that at the Money in the Bank PPV it will be Chris Jericho v. Ryback.
Paul Heyman and CM Punk are in the locker room. Heyman says that he sent Curtis Axel down to help Punk because he didn’t want to watch his friend get attacked. Punk is not amused.
Mark Henry comes down to the ring and says that people are upset at him. They are upset that he used his friends, family and other Superstars to get his point across. Henry vows to not apologize to anybody. Henry says that he does not deserve what has come his way as of late. People always tell him what defines his life. They tell him that he is a big kid and shouldn’t hurt the little children. He was told to work hard and go to the Olympics and win it for America. Henry is here for himself and he is going to take what he wants. That’s what he do.
Promo airs for the Wyatt Family
The WWE Universe has been voting on the stipulation for tonight’s main event. The options are:
Falls Count Anywhere
The fans go with Street Fight tonight.
Daniel Bryan v. Randy Orton
The action immediately spills out of the ring. Orton tosses Bryan into the barricade and then back into the ring. Orton is kicked out with a baseball slide as he tries to get inside. Bryan is fired up and charges for a suicide dive but Orton swings up with a steel chair to halt him in progress.
Back from the break there are foreign objects littered around the ring. During the break the competitors had fought up to the entrance ramp. Orton grabs a table and slides it into the ring. Bryan kicks him back. Orton follows with a head-butt and drops Bryan gut first onto the ropes.
Bryan flips over Orton and hits a clothesline. Bryan is hulking up and charges at Orton. He hits a missile dropkick and then delivers a few more kicks. Bryan charges but Orton throws a chair at his face. Cover, but Bryan kicks out.
There is a table set up on the outside of the ring. Orton is on the apron and Bryan is in the ring. Bryan slides under Orton’s legs and then powerbombs him through the table to the outside. Bryan slides Orton back into the ring.
Bryan grabs a kendo stick and kicks a seated Orton. Bryan switches between kicks and hits. Orton grabs Bryan for a T-Bone suplex. A table has been set up against the corner. Orton suplexes Bryan through the bottom part of the table.
Bryan struggles to his feet and exchanges a few chops. Orton lifts Bryan up onto the top turnbuckle. Bryan tries to punch Orton down and sends him to the mat. Bryan leaps for a missile dropkick but Orton counters into a powerbomb. Cover, but Bryan kicks out.
Bryan grabs Orton and cinches on the Yes Lock. Orton is unable to fight free. Orton sees a kendo stick and reaches for it. He hits Bryan over the head and then continues the onslaught with the kendo stick. Orton puts Bryan on the apron and connects with a suspended DDT. It connects. The crowd is on their feet as Orton looks for the RKO. Bryan counters into a Yes Lock. Orton again is struggling to grab a kendo stick. He gets it within his grasp. Bryan keeps Orton from hitting him and uses the kendo stick to apply the Yes Lock. Randy Orton has no choice but to tap.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After the match Randy Orton, gets to his feet and looks to Bryan. They shake hands. Orton slides out of the ring without attacking his foe. Daniel Bryan and the crowd celebrate as RAW goes off the air.
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