RAW Results June 24, 2013
From North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston, SC
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon for Wrestling News World
Cole talks about Henry deceiving everyone, including Cena. What will the fallout be? Who set Brock on Punk? Will Brock, Heyman and Punk all be here face to face? Only on RAW tonight!
Last week Punk made his triumphant return to the WWE. Punk told Heyman he didn’t need him. After Punk won his match, Brock came out and hit the F5. Did Heyman have a hand in this? And Henry stepped in the ring and delivered an award winning performance, then took out Cena with a WSS. Henry is on RAW, how will Cena respond?
Bryan vs Orton
Bryan comes out to huge pop! “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” as the fans cheer with him, and everyone is all smiles. Bryan defeated Orton via Count Out on Smackdown.
“YES!” “YES!” “YES!”
Bryan – Before we start my match, I’d like to say there’s some people who have accused me of having some sort of complex.
Bryan – some say I’m the walking embodiment of little man syndrome. I’ve heard it my whole life. No, you’re not a wrestler! Were you an extra in The Hobbit? No, I was not. Teaming with Kane or on NXT, some called me the weak link. Those people are morons. I’ve gone toe to toe with Orton twice. A weak link would have taken the Count Out as enough. I won’t be satisfied until I pin or make Orton tap out in this ring. Will I do that tonight? “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” “YES!”
Orton’s music cuts Bryan off.
Bryan – Randy, I’m glad you came out here because…
Orton – I came out here Daniel to tell you straight to your face, shut up and fight!
Bryan on Orton until Orton out through the ropes. Orton in, the ref calms things, then calls for the bell.
Back and forth between the two of them. Bryan gains a bit of control and “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” from the fans. Bryan sent out, Orton out with a sick clothesline, then sends Bryan across the top of announce. They battle from behind announce. Bryan backs up and lands a running knee on Orton, and the ref catches a big part of it. The ref calls for the bell.
No Contest (1:14)
Refs out to break them up. Bryan gets free and attacks Orton. They’re broken up again and held apart. Bryan is seething.
Vickie – I’m so excited about this…
Bryan – Double DQ? Double DQ? “NO!” “NO!” “NO!” This ends tonight!
Maddox – Not tonight. We have a full show.
Bryan – Either I have my match with Orton, or I want to have a match with him! (Maddox)
Vickie – You have it. With Orton. (Bryan leaves) You should have seen your face! (to Maddox)
Maddox – Why would you do that to me?
McMahon – Some say Bryan can’t be a Superstar because of his size and abilities.
Vickie – What do you say?
McMahon – I’ll let you figure it out.
Team Rhodes Scholars vs Sheamus & Christian
Rhodes Scholars in the ring. They hug. Sheamus to the ring. Christian out to tag with Sheamus.
Rhodes and Christian lock up. Shoulder block drops Christian. Rhodes poses and gets heat. Rhodes on Christian, but Christian back with a pin for one. Christian eats the corner, but kicks back on Rhodes and rolls Rhodes up for two. Rhodes into the ropes, Christian over the top and Sandow distracts. Rhodes sends Christian into the stairs, shoulder first. The ref starts counting and Christian in at 4. Rhodes stomps Christian, then Sandow tags in.
Knee drops to Christian’ ribs for two. King, Cole and JBL talk about Jackie Fargo and how he will be missed. King reminisces working the ring with him. Elbow of disdain on Christian for two. Christian taken down for two. Rhodes hits a lovely delayed vertical face slam on Christian for two. Rhodes in Christian’ face about coming back, and where’s he been. Rhodes kicks Christian in the gut, sets up for the Alabama slam, but Christian free. Double clothesline and both are down. Both tag out.
Big knee lift on Sandow, then Sheamus’ vicious forearms on Sandow over the top rope. Rhodes tags in and they confuse things, then Rhodes walks into a brogue kick for three.
Winners – Sheamus & Christian (4:50)
Sheamus and Christian celebrate. They recap the confusion during Rhodes tagging in.
Vickie – Punk?
Punk – Is Paul Heyman here yet?
Vickie – Not yet.
Punk – What about Brock?
Vickie – No. Punk, you’re in a match tonight. Are you listening? EXCUSE ME!!
Punk – EXCUSE ME!! Let me know if Heyman or Brock show up. Thanks.
Kaitlyn vs Aksana
Kaitlyn and Aksana in the ring, Layla outside. Video of Aksana getting in Kaitlyn’s face, then Kaitlyn beating Aksana up.
As the bell rings Aksana is all over Kaitlyn. Klee shoulder blocks Aksana really hard. Kaitlyn’s music plays. Kaitlyn kicks Aksana from the ring. Kaitlyn looks, and AJ comes out wearing a muscle suit and a bad wig. AJ poses on the stage. Aksana tries to steal the win, but then eats a spear and takes the three.
Winner – Kaitlyn (1:21)
AJ – Hi everyone, I’m Kaitlyn. Not only did I lose the Divas Title to the great AJ Lee, and my dignity. I actually thought I had a secret admirer.
Big E (comes out with flowers) – Yes, it was me all along. Kaitlyn, you are the one!
AJ – I always hoped to find a man with a voice as deep as mine. Legs as big as mine. (Layla grabs Kaitlyn in the ring to stop her.) Let’s not get started on the whole Adam’s apple situation. (shock from the fans) I know I won’t win the Divas Title back, so now I’m just going to be the butt of all of AJ’s jokes. (Big E dips AJ who poses and grins. Big E lifts AJ and carries her out.)
Cole talks about social media freaking over the Wyatt Family. Cole says that Bray said he was going to dance in the ashes. They go to another Wyatt Family video, but it’s cut off at the end.
Cole talks about Henry last week. King says many say Henry deserves an Oscar. Video recap of Henry last week in the ring to ‘retire’ but then took Cena out and proved that he’s not done, because ‘That’s what I do!’
In Ring Segment
The lights go out, Jericho blinkie jacket, and him to the ring all smiles and with stars in his eyes.
DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME!
Jericho vs ADR
Ricardo out to announce ADR. Both to the ring to heat.
Side headlock takeover on Jericho. “Y2J!” chants. Jericho reverses, both up and ADR sneers at the fans. Shoulder block to Jericho. ADR runs the ropes into a drop kick. Chops to ADR in a corner, then in another corner. A third corner. Snap mare then a kick to ADR’s back. Jericho with a suplex for two. “Y2J!” chants. ADR with blows on Jericho in a corner. ADR tries for his running enziguri, but Jericho blocks most of it. ADR tries again, and is again blocked. Drop kick off the second ropes by Jericho for two. Jericho elevates ADR over the top and out. Jericho tries for a slingshot attack on ADR, but ADR ducks on the apron and Jericho flies out and is taken down by ADR.
ADR takes Jericho down for two. High knee to ADR. Enziguri to ADR for two. ADR reverses a whip, and eats an elbow. Shoulder blocks drop ADR. Jericho over the top, hangs on and climbs, but eats an enziguri (that he has to duck to take). Jericho falls to the floor outside. The ref starts counting. Jericho in at 8. ADR on Jericho, stomping him on the mat. Snap suplex on Jericho for two. ADR with a chinlock on Jericho on the mat as the fans chant for Jericho. Jericho up and comes back with chops. ADR takes Jericho down for two. Kick to Jericho’s back, then on him with a chinlock. Jericho works his way to his feet, then punches free, but takes head butts. Jericho whipped, chest first, crumbles. Kick to the back of Jericho head, then blows. The ref in ADR’s face for this. Jericho set up top. “Y2J!” chants. Jericho elbows back to drop ADR. Jericho stands up top, crossbody for two. Jericho suplexes ADR, bridging pin for two!
Jericho into a back kick from ADR, then whipped. Jericho side steps and ADR shoulder first to the post. Jericho sets up, but ADR blocks the code breaker. Jericho reverses into the walls, but ADR counters before it can be locked in. Enziguri on Jericho for a long two!
ADR is frustrated. “Y2J!” chants. ADR calls for his finisher, but Jericho reverses into his running bulldog. Lionsault countered by ADR getting his knees up. ADR is able to grab Jericho and locks on the cross arm breaker. Jericho wiggles around and makes it to the ropes. Jericho with his feet on the ropes, uses them to reverse into the walls! Ricardo in and hits Jericho in the upper back with the bucket!
Winner – Jericho via DQ (14:21)
Ziggler in the ring on ADR! Code breaker on Ricardo! Zig-zag on ADR! Jericho appears to be leaving, kind of pushes Ziggler out of the way, but is grabbed from behind by Ziggler and takes a zig-zag! Ziggler is in the ring seething with his roots freshly bleached! Video recap of Ricardo attacking Jericho and causing the DQ.
Maddox – It’s set up in the ring and ready to go.
Vickie – I’m going to cancel it.
Trip – I just heard a nasty rumor. Can’t be true, you’re thinking of canceling the Bryan match.
Vickie – Mr. McMahon was right, Bryan is too small, has psychological issues and he’s an embarrassment to the WWE. Canceling the match is a great idea.
Trip – Some might feel that way, but I don’t. Doesn’t matter what anyone back here thinks, it’s what the ‘Universe’ thinks and they want to see Bryan and Orton tonight. See how easy that is? I want you to over-deliver. I want you to give the WWE ‘Universe’ to be able to pick the stip in the match tonight. Isn’t that a great idea.
Vickie – Yeah.
Trip – I told you, listen to me, you’ll be fine. Brad, nice shirt. They make those in men’s sizes too?
1-800-FELLA – Sheamus gets a cat out of a tree with a brogue kick and the old lady gets the hots for him. Sheamus flees with her in hot pursuit.
In Ring Segment
King – Let me introduce Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox. We’re here to announce the launch of the WWE 2k14. There’s a contest for the WWE ‘Universe’ to design a cover for the game. The winner gets the cover on the flipside of each game.
Vickie – EXCUSE ME Jerry.
King – WWE.2k.com for details.
Vickie – I will take it from here, thank you. (heat) Having your voices heard is very important.
Vickie – EXCUSE ME!! Either for WWE2k14, or here on RAW. EXCUSE ME! In the rematch between Bryan and Orton, I’m going to let the ‘Universe’ decide on the stip you want to see. (HUGE HEAT) There’s three stips. Street Fight, Lumberjack, or Falls Count Anywhere. EXCUSE ME!! Since I’m the greatest Managing Supervisor of RAW I’ve designed my own cover to show true leaders making great decisions. (McMahon, Trip and Steph)
Maddox – That’s great, couldn’t have done it better myself. Not to step on your toes, I designed for the future of WWE. (Brad, Cena and Punk)
King – The real cover! (Pyro and it unfurls to show The Rock on the cover.)
Cole goes through how much The Rock’s moves have made recently, and how many times The Rock’s movies have been in the top ten the past so many weeks.
Ryback heading for the ring, looking really surly.
Ryback vs Khali
Ryback stomps to the ring. Stills from Ryback’s 3 Stages of Hell Match with Cena at Payback. Khali out with Natalya in a pretty little white dress, Hornswoggle in tow.
1048th RAW tonight, according to Cole. Khali backs Ryback into a corner and stomps him down. Ryback slammed back again, then chopped. Ryback stomped again. Ryback reverses and hits shoulder blocks on Khali. Ryback comes back and eats a back elbow, then a big boot. Ryback hits the mat. Ryback with blows, but eats a clothesline that drops him. Ryback eats the corner, then elbows on Ryback’s shoulder. “Goldberg!” chants. Chop to the top of Ryback’s head. Big boot to Ryback’s face. Ryback lifts Khali, marches all over the ring, then shell shocked for three.
Winner – Ryback (2:19)
Ryback snarks and snorts in the ring. Video recap of all of Ryback’s marching, then shell shocked.
Short recap of Henry hitting the WWS on Cena last week.
In Ring Segment
Cena’s music and he comes out to mixed reaction. On stage Cena says, “I’m a human onion, just another layer! I got this in ShopZone, the web guys wanted me to say that.” Vickie made the match between Cena and Henry at MITB.
Cena (points the mic and winks at someone) – What a lively bunch we have here tonight. Members of the ‘Universe’ that know the WWE and know this is the WWE Championship. Tensai of thousands of men have chased it, but only 43 men have held it. Either for 8 year like Bruno Sammartino, or one night like Rey, you’re a minority with the respect of your peers. Over the years many men have done big and dastardly things to hold onto it, but that doesn’t earn respect. I’ve seen men try to buy this, try to steal this, men crack under the pressure of quest to chase this.
One man chanting, “Boring!”
Cena – Even McMahon thought he needed this to justify his existence to all of you. Last we we saw how low a man will sink to chase this. Last week chasing this Henry disgraced his family and cheated the WWE ‘Universe’. Quite frankly I thought his speech was an utter disaster to all the men who actually had to give that speech to you. Men like Edge, HBK, Flair. Very important moments in WWE history and Henry made a mockery of all of them, but I understand why. He’s been here 17 years, but maybe he sees that door closing, time ending, and he might not have a legacy without this. To get this he has to go through me. Allow me to introduce myself, John Cena, WWE Champion. Henry the best part of your speech was handing this back and saying you have to earn it, and you have to earn this! At MITB you will learn all you have earned is the right to knock your teeth down your throat. Henry, you are big, bad, strong and dangerous and proved you’ll do anything to get this. But you didn’t check your calendar, because we still in the middle of whoop ass season, and in three weeks you are going to find out what the world already knows – our time is now, and the Champ is here!
The fans pop for Cena as he leaves the ring and walks up the ramp with the belt held high.
Promo for RVD’s return. I think it’s the same video they’ve been showing all along, but still strong.
In Ring Segment
Scotty Campbell win the Sandy Relief Auction. He comes dancing out with Tons of Funk and has a blast with it.
Triple Tag Team Threat Match For #1 Contendership – Tons of Funk vs 3MB vs Usos
Mahal on Jimmy. Jimmy fights back and works Mahal over. Jey tags in. Sweet T steals the tag from Mahal. Sweet T clotheslines Jey for two. Jimmy breaks the count. Clay in and sends Mahal and McIntyre out over the top. Clay off the apron onto all of 3MB. Jey into Sweet T, back splash, but only gets two. Jey with a Samoan drop on Sweet T, Jimmy off the top for three.
Winners & #1 Contenders – Usos (2:03)
The Shield’s music and out they come. Usos wait, but The Shield stops in the stands as Rollins and Reigns yell down at them and hold their belts up.
The Call out on DVD and Blu-Ray tomorrow.
Heyman, cell in hand, heading for the ring and looking really flustered.
Punk defeating ADR by Count Out, then Brock’s music hits and he comes out at attacks Punk.
In Ring Segment
Heyman – My name is Paul Heyman, and for the past seven days I’ve been dogged by Brock attacking Punk last week. I’ve ignored Punk’s calls, texts and emails. Unfortunately we live in front of the fans, so where better to handle this in front of you. Punk, you will gets your answers as your fans away, and I, Paul Heyman await your presence as well.
Punk’s music and he heads to the ring. Heyman looks like he might throw up. Punk grabs a mic. “CM Punk!” chants.
Punk – You wanna do this in public, for their entertainment. I think they should be caught up to speed, and off your rotten rep in this industry and the world about why I am a Paul Heyman Guy. In 2005 after wrestling around the world and generating some buzz, I was signed to a WWE contract. At that time the Senior VP of Talent Relations was that goof Laurinaitis. He shuffled me to Kentucky to developmental. Because of who Laurinaitis was, Heyman was in charge of developmental. Heyman was set up to fail. Punk was not set to succeed. People in high places were on Heyman each week to cut Punk loose, even from McMahon. He’s not what we look for. He’s not good. Heyman was told to never think of bringing Punk to RAW or Smackdown. Despite Heyman’s track record of being a manipulator. Heyman refused to fire Punk. He believed in me and had my back. When ECW was resurrected, I was his first draft pick.
Punk – I don’t mean to bore this dirty laundry between two friends. Two things, tell Brock I’m coming for him. Understand? I don’t care that he’s bigger or stronger than me, because he’s not better than me. You know what I’m going to say next. I’m the best wrestler on the planet and you know it better than anybody. I’m saying it to your face because Brock doesn’t have the balls to be here. You know me better than anybody. You know there’s no on more sadistic, relentless, more dangerous. He’s your friend or client, I will do what it takes to take your beast incarnate down.
Heyman – Okay.
Punk – Now to address the elephant in the room. Last week, because of our past, despite how many warnings I got about you, or horror stories about how much money you owe people, or how many times you stabbed people in the back, you never did me wrong. Last week, did Brock attack me because he wanted to, or because you saw the writing on the wall. For the first time, tell me the truth. This is me standing here. Tell me you sent Brock after me. I can take the truth. For the first time, tell me you did it. Swear on your children. For the first time in your life, you tell the truth.
“Tell the truth!”
Heyman – I never wanted it to be this way between us. Since you demand the truth. You would be able to see through me. As my best friend and until something happens, you’re my best friend, I will tell you the truth to your face. On my children, I didn’t know Brock was going to be here last week. (heat) And that’s the same response I’d get from Vince McMahon and Stephanie McMahon and Laurinaitis when I’d tell them that this kid is your next big Champ, he’s your next WrestleMania! They would boo me in emails and calls. It’s a fact that Brock’s contract ended at Extreme Rules. It’s a fact that I didn’t know he’d be here next week. Here’s another truth, and uncomfortable one. The moment you said Brock needs my help, you picked a fight. Not with me, but with Brock Lesnar. You know this was bound to happen as the professional jealousy has run deep for a long time. Why do you think I never went to McMahon trying to get you two to tag. That would have brought us a lot of money. I kept you apart because of the jealousy. In 2005 and 2006 I broke the rule and our friendship came first. I never denied any of these things, I know my flaws. You think I’m stupid. I will walk down that aisle one day. Not now, but someday when you’re Champ at WrestleMania. As uncomfortable as it is for the world to hear, Punk, I love you and you’re the best friend in the world, and I’m going to screw that up because you need space? I will never represent anyone against you. Brock will have a problem, but that’s between Brock and I. In 2005 and 2006 I was told to get rid of you. In 2013 people are telling you to get rid of me! (cheers) So,my fate is in your hands. With all due respect, it’s your move Punk!
“We want Lesnar!”
They stand and stare at each other in the ring. Heyman turns away, says something off mic. “It’s the best I got!”
Punk – I’m sorry I doubted you.
Punk drops his mic and hugs Heyman closely. Punk’s music plays as they continue hugging, the camera in close on Punk’s face.
Cole says 77% of the ‘Universe’ thinks Heyman had a hand in what happened last week. King doesn’t believe a word Heyman says.
In Ring Segment
Young to the ring with O’Neil in tow.
Punk vs Young
Punk ducks Young, then behind Young and takes him down. Chinlock on Young on the mat. Young up and backed into a corner. Young reverses and on Punk. Punk comes out with blows and a snap suplex for two. Punk kicks at Young’s leg and takes Young down in a corner. Punk continues on Young’s left leg. Young tossed across the ring, sells the leg, then up and on Punk as if nothing hurts. Punk whipped and hits the mat. Young on Punk for two. Young pulls at Punk’s face, works him over, but then Punk came back a bit. Punk rushes Young and chest first into the corner. Young pins for two.
Knees to Punk’s head, then chinlock on the mat. Punk fights back. Running knee in the corner on Young for two. Punk climbs, Young knocks him down. Punk fights back, launches a slingshot clothesline for two. Punk to his feet, limping, calls for the GTS, but Young down. Young gets Punk up and hits his own finisher for a long two! Roundhouse kick from Punk and Punk locks on the anaconda. Young taps out immediately.
Winner – Punk (6:12)
O’Neil on Punk, badly. It looked as though O’Neil was supposed to be up for the GTS before Young gets into it, but O’Neil was sliding all over the place. Axel’s music he runs out and takes Young down. Axel takes out Young. Punk with a roundhouse on O’Neil. Heyman into the ring gets between them. Heyman says it was two on one, Axel did the right thing. To Axel that he did the right thing. Punk’s music, but Punk yelling at Heyman off mic. Heyman explains as Axel stands there and listens.
Vickie (on her cell) – Brad, where are you? This is the 10th call. I want my coffee and to my office now! (Steph clears her throat) Steph, how are you?
Steph – Busy. The show keeps going on and you haven’t announced who’s in the MITBLM.
Vickie – I’m sorry Stephanie.
Steph – I’ll go do it.
In Ring Segment
Bellas, in blue dresses, are handing out WWE Magazines to fans. There’s a poster of the Bellas inside.
Cole talks up Total Divas.
Steph – It’s that time of year again. When every Superstar dreams of going to that ring, climbing the ladder and grabbing that briefcase to guarantee a Championship Match. Since Vickie is too busy,allow me to introduce this year’s WWE Championship MITBLM Participants. The only man to ever win the MITBLM – CM Punk! Daniel Bryan! Sheamus! Randy Orton! Christian! Kane! Returning to the WWE for the first time in four years, Rob Van Dam!
Vickie – Steph did an amazing job tonight. Why didn’t we think of that?
Maddox – I did think of that. I was working with Steph on it earlier.
Vickie – You were working with Steph earlier?
Ryback – Did you see how easily I beat Khali tonight? How easily I pinned Cena at Payback? If not for that cheap ambulance roof caving in, I’d be WWE Champion! What I want you to do is cancel Cena versus Henry and give me my rematch. I have been screwed over and over. I deserve better!
Jericho – Whoa, whoa, whoa! I’m sorry for interrupting you in your office Vickie. Talking about deserving better? Did you see the night I’ve had tonight? Three guys attacking me from behind, and I’m not in the MITBLM. A match I invented. I created. A match I’ve been in more of than any other human being on this planet. What I deserve is to be in that match so Y2J can go on to be the 7 time Champ, baby! That’s what I deserve!
Ryback – First of all Chris, you just interrupted me. Second, cry me a river. 7 time Champ? I could eat you alive. You’re a cannibal now Mr. Back? I’d like to see you try.
Maddox – This is not the time or the place. (They ignore him.)
Vickie – EXCUSE ME!!!! Who do you think you two are coming to my office and doing this? You guys want to fight? I’ll give you a fight. Ryback versus Chris Jericho. Now get out of my office.
Ryback – See you at MITB, Junior. (Ryback leaves Jericho smirking)
Henry heading to the ring.
Heyman – Okay, okay, okay.
Punk – How could it be more crystal clear. What don’t you understand?
Heyman – If two guys jump me on the street, it’s personal. I can’t help, so Axel came down.
Punk – Don’t get cute with me, I don’t need Axel to help me fight anybody.
Heyman – I understand, stubborn runs deep. It’s also why you’re still the best in the world. I fixed it. I went into Vickie’s office. Next week it will be Prime Time Players against Axel and Punk.
Punk – I will do it because it’s a fight and might fight. I don’t need Axel because this is my fight. Then I’m taking out Brock. Then I’m winning MITB and becoming Champ again. That’s my focus, my one goal. Nothing else matters to me. (Punk leaves and Heyman gives an indescribable eye roll.)
A) Lumberjack Match
B) Street Fight
C) Falls Count Anywhere
In Ring Segment
Henry to the ring, all smiles, gloating the whole way. He’s really smug about it all.
Henry – I fooled every each and last one of y’all. I saw all your Henry signs. I heard your chants. “Henry!” (heat and chants) More than anything, I saw you cry. I saw all of you in the front row holding your signs. I saw all of you. Because of my spectacular performance, I’ve been nominated for an Academy Award. I’ve had people like Tarantino, Spielberg, Perry reach out to me. That’s great, but not what I want. Not what I deserve. I’ve had people very upset with me because I used my friends. I used my family.
I used WWE Superstars.
I’m not going to apologize.
To any of you.
People been telling me my whole life how I should live.
How I should be.
You’re a big kid.
Don’t hurt the little children.
Henry, you work hard and go to the Olympics and win it for America.
What’s going to happen at MITB is a no good, dirty, filthy, lying Henry will show up.
You all puppets doing what I tell you to do.
Last week I said I’m coming home.
I’m coming home alright.
I know I look good, this ain’t no Men’s Warehouse.
I’m coming home.
I’m coming home WWE Champion.
Henry looks around. He leaves the ring, looks around again.
Cole says Bryan says on social media, “Destroy the machine, walk upright.” Another Wyatt Family video.
In Ring Segment
King in the ring announces the match to be.
Lumberjack Match 22%
Street Fight 50%
Falls Count Anywhere 28%
Street Fight Bryan vs Orton
JBL calls for a Spanish announce table to be brought down real quick. Bryan to the ring. Orton out to face him.
Bryan on Orton in a corner with kicks and blows. Orton brings Bryan to another corner. Orton then sends Bryan out and King calls for them to clear out. Orton on Bryan outside, into the stairs. Into the barricade, then back into the ring. Baseball slide on Orton. Bryan sets up for his suicide dive, but Orton puts a chair up. (Unprotected head shot. Will they be fined like Trip and Taker? $25,000)
Blows on Bryan’s face on the apron. Body drop on Bryan on the ramp during the commercial. Orton sends a table into the ring. Bryan on Orton with kicks and blows. Orton back with kicks, then hangs Bryan up top across the gut. Orton sets up the table against the corner. Bryan blocks being sent to the table. Blows back and forth. Bryan whipped and runs up the corner and over. Bryan runs the ropes into a big clotheslines.
“YES!” “YES!” “YES!” into a big drop kick on Orton in a corner. Kicks on Orton, then Bryan rushes him and runs into a chair Orton throws at him – but to his crossed arms over his chest, not to the head. Orton gets two for this. Bryan choked in the ropes, then Bryan set up to be suplexed out over the top through a table set up outside. Bryan reverses. Bryan with numerous drop kicks on Orton, but Orton holds on. Bryan slides out and power bombs Orton through the table!
Orton doesn’t move, so Bryan pulls Orton up and rolls him in. Bryan in, but only gets two for it. Bryan slides out and grabs a kendo stick. Bryan back in and on Orton’s back/shoulders with the stick over and over. Back stick, front kick. Bryan winds up, but Orton catches him and suplexes Bryan through the table set up so much earlier in the corner. Both men are down. Orton pulls to his knees and drags Bryan out to pin, but only gets two for it.
On their knees and Bryan hits Orton. Orton head butts Bryan. To their feet, still fighting back and forth with big blows. Orton with a big drop kick, right on Bryan’s throat/chin. Orton sets Bryan up top and climbs. Orton sets up, Bryan fights back. Punches and Orton is sent flying from the corner. Bryan flies, but Orton counters with a powerbomb after he catches Bryan flying. Orton only gets two, somehow!
Orton over Bryan, punching on Bryan, but Bryan reverses, trying to lock in his “NO!” lock. Bryan locks in the hold. Orton wiggles and reaches, and gets the kendo stick. Orton hits back at Bryan, landing shots on his head and face. Orton, still laid out on the mat, hits at Bryan with it. Orton to his feet with more blows. Orton gets the fans riled up and hits his ‘vintage’ DDT on Bryan. Orton calls for more pop, and gets it from the fans on their feet. He calls for more, sets up, but Bryan backslides Orton for two.
Bryan all over Orton with the kendo stick. Bryan sets up the “NO!” lock, locks it in, but Orton grabs the kendo stick. Orton hits at Orton, Bryan grabs the stick, puts it across Orton’s face and wrenches back. Orton finally taps out.
Winner – Bryan! (15:55)
Bryan celebrates, appears to be almost in tears, chants “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” Bryan turns to see Orton standing there. “You tapped out!” Orton extends his hand. Bryan shakes. Orton leaves the ring. Orton leaves the ring and looks a bit hurt as he stands out there looking in at Bryan. “YES!” “YES!” “YES!” from Bryan. Orton on the ramp, slowly walking away, top lip twitching slightly. Bryan drops to his knees and soaks it all in, hand holding the back of his neck, or his head, but obviously taking in every tiny bit of the love from the fans.