RAW Results July, 22 2013
From Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas
Reported on by Kendra Bunyon For Wrestling News World
Last week Brock sent a message, but an unbridled Punk is there tonight. And last week Cena chose Bryan, tonight they make it official with a contract signing to kick off RAW!
At MITB Heyman ended his friendship with Punk. Heyman went on to tell Punk last Monday that he can't beat Brock. Without Heyman, Punk isn't the best in the world. Punk says he's going to get Heyman. The video shows Brock destroying Punk last week on RAW. Also, after Cena survived Henry at MITB, Maddox told Cena he could pick his own opponent at SummerSlam. Cena, of course, picked Bryan. The fans went wild for Bryan, as always.
In Ring Segment
Drum roll for Maddox with the lights out. Maddox is in the ring in a very pale gray, almost off white suit jacket over a shite shirt, black tie, and oddly blue pants. He talks himself up a bit. He decided to let Cena choose his own opponent for SummerSlam, and tonight they're going to have the contract signing. Maddox introduces Cena to the ring. Cena out to mixed reaction, much of it heat. Cena sits at the table.
Maddox – Now, Cena, before the signing...
"YES!" "YES!" "YES!"
Cena – Let him talk, this is RAW. What's on your mind?
Maddox – Before we get to the signing, there's a curriosity factor. Why Bryan?
Cena – That's an easy one, because of you. You let me choose anyone. I listened to the 'Universe' and the decision was clear in my mind.
Maddox – Some say you knew you could beat him. You're bigger, stronger, and he looks like a troll. Isn't Bryan the missing link. Some would say Bryan is unstable. He can't hold a relationship together.
Cena – You look unsure of these accusations. You sure Bryan is all these...
Bryan's music and he comes out as Austin erupts with "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" and Bryan appears to be in awe when he gets to the ring. Bryan gets the "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" going again and the fans are wild!
Bryan – Gee Brad, it seems to me that you're saying.
Bryan – You're saying I don't deserve a shot at that, but I think these people agree with you.
Maddox – You think you deserve it? Why do you think Cena chose you?
Cena – Easy, easy tight coat! You wanna know why Cena picked him, you'd be man enough to ask Cena. Bryan, the reason I chose you because Maddox and the dumbasses he works for are afraid to see God given talent and ability, even when its beard is staring them in the face. You want to run this man down for being half my size? Run him down for not being as strong as me? If size is everything that matters for this (Cena throws down the strap at Maddox) you run to the back and give that to Khali. I got names like HBK, Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero that prove ability and passion make a WWE Champ, not just size and strength.
"Eddie! Eddie!" (Cena removes his hat in respect for Eddie.)
Cena – Bryan, if I can be honest. The 'Universe' loves you right now, and I'm proud of you for that, but I chose you because you earned it, and you deserve it. Being a wee Champ is about facing the best competition at all times, and sometimes that's not the most likely source. If I didn't choose you, would you be in this match, I don't know, but I did pick you. I picked you to compete. Just because of that, doesn't mean I'm going to hand you this. (Cena signs) I just signed this contract, I'm going to SummerSlam to defend the WWE Championship. You're the best competition in the company right now, and at SummerSlam I will prove even the best isn't good enough.
"Daniel Bryan!" (Bryan signs)
Bryan – Well, John...
Maddox – There you have it, ladies and gentlemen, Cena versus Bryan at SummerSlam!
Bryan – "NO!" You don't get to interrupt me! I have waited my entire career for this opportunity and proven I deserve this.
Maddox – You've proven you deserve it? You really deserve it?
Bryan – Yes.
Maddox – Cena thinks so and a vocal minority of the 'Universe' thinks so, but not everybody does. That's why I'm giving you an opportunity to prove your critics wrong, and how better than in a match tonight. Did I say a match, matches. Plural, more than one. Do I think you're going to prove yourself worthy? "NO!"
Maddox – "NO!"
Maddox – "NO!"
Maddox – "NO!"
Maddox – "NO!"
Maddox – "NO!"
Maddox – "NO!"
Maddox – "NO!"
Maddox – "NO!"
Maddox – "NO!"
Maddox – "NO!"
Maddox – "NO!"
Both Cena and Bryan glare at Maddox. Off mic Cena talks down to Maddox.
JBL wonders who Bryan will face. King talks about The Shield attacking Henry last week and he's going to fire back tonight.
Split screen – Sheamus and ADR heading to the ring.
Sheamus vs ADR
Sheamus out to the ring. They zoom in on Sheamus' badly bruised thigh. ADR with his white scarf, but after a bit of spinning and flinging, he leaves it on the top of the ramp.
They lock up, struggle around. Shoulder blocks drops ADR, but ADR kicks at that huge bruise and Sheamus is in pain. They lock up, but ADR back on that thigh. Sheamus fights back with forearms, then a clothesline for one. ADR eats corner, then shoulder blocks. The ref backs Sheamus up. ADR reverses the whip, but Sheamus gets a foot up. Neck breaker on ADR for two. Sheamus is limping, then ADR back on that leg, then punching Sheamus down on the mat. A knee to Sheamus' thigh, then works him in the ropes. The ref backs ADR off. ADR on Sheamus in a corner, the ref backs him off. Sheamus comes back with a suplex on ADR for two.
Low drop kick to Sheamus' thigh, then ADR stomps Sheamus on the mat. ADR grabs Sheamus by the head, then climbs. Sheamus free as there's a dueling chant for the men. ADR tries to lock on his hold over the top rope, but Sheamus pulls ADR up with that one arm, then punches ADR in the face. ADR crumbles to the floor.
German on Sheamus, ADR bridges for two. During the break Sheamus went into the stairs, thigh first. ADR taunts Sheamus, Sheamus punches back from his knees, and ADR all over him with blows. Sheamus ducks a big boot, then plants ADR on the mat. Both men are down, but up at six. ADR on the bruise as Sandow watches on a monitor backstage. The announcers discuss cashing in. Sheamus fights back, blows on ADR, but Sheamus backed off the corner. ADR with a head butt, but Sheamus fights right back for two.
Sheamus is hurting, but to his feet. ADR kicking on that bruise, then a back stabber for two. ADR is frustrated, stomps Sheamus, then kicks him in the back of he head as he's on the mat. ADR chokes Sheamus with a foot under the ropes. The ref pulls ADR off. Sheamus side steps and ADR through the ropes. Sheamus clobbers over the top rope, all ten. But then ADR hangs Sheamus up top. ADR rushes in, but takes a backs breaker on that bad leg for two.
Both men are down again. Sheamus uses the ropes to get up, but then climbs. ADR with a sick (and beautiful) running enziguri for a long two. ADR is shocked, but then Sheamus gets ADR up for the rolling senton! Sheamus is struggling, but gets the fans riled up, but ADR ducks the brogue kick and kicks Sheamus' leg. ADR sets up, but Sheamus reverses. Sheamus sets up for white nose, but his leg buckles. ADR uses that to pin Sheamus, hooking that bad leg, for three.
Winner – ADR (12:59)
Video recap of the high points of the match.
Vickie was named Smackdown GM, then threw Long out of the arena.
Renee Young - After a lengthy absence you returned to what you thought was your rightful position on Smackdown, but that's not what happened, was it?
Booker T – Not quite. I must say I respect McMahon's decision, but after Vickie was made GM, I was a bit shocked.
Long – You shocked, what about me? I filled in for three long months, and you wouldn't know the abuse I took while you sat at home with your feets propped up in your chair.
Booker T – You of all people know I had surgery.
Long – All I know is I was left holding the bag. After all I did for you and Smackdown, Vickie had me thrown out.
Booker T – You keep going on, I'll have you thrown out.
Long – That's what you're all about, physical aggression. If I wasn't going to be named GM, maybe McMahon made the right decision. I'm out of here.
Long leaves and Booker T looks after him in shock.
In Ring Segment
Christian to the ring.
Christian vs O'Neil w/ Young
Prime Time Players to the ring together.
They lock up. O'Neil slams Christian to the mat. O'Neil mocks Christian by starting his clap. Christian with a couple slaps to O'Neil, but taken down with a shoulder block. Christian off the corner, but caught and hits a back breaker, then throws Christian over his head to hit the mat. Christian rolls out. Young attacks Christian outside. O'Neil out, grabs Christian, carries him over his shoulder, up the stairs, then tosses him over the top and in. O'Neil in and pins for two. Christian runs the ropes into a high knee, then takes an elbow, then leg drop, for two. Abdominal stretch on Christian. Christian free, but takes a couple forearms. Back elbow to Christian in a corner, then knees until the ref pulls him off. O'Neil with his whistle that he blows each time he stomps Christian. Christian up with blows, then a kick, then a big missile drop kick for two.
More slaps from Christian, then a boot to the face. Forearm to O'Neil's face. O'Neil in the ropes, Christian out with his upper cut. Christian off the corner with a flying elbow. The fans are into it as he sets up, but Young distracts and takes a blow from Christian through the ropes. O'Neil only gets two from Christian. Christian comes back with the unprettier for three.
Winner – Christian (5:02)
Recap of the high points of the match. Christian on the ramp as Prime Time Players regroup in the ring.
Recap of Ryback's attack on Jericho after Jericho's match with Axel on Smackdown.
Josh – You attacked a hapless Jericho, and based on some of your actions, people think you enjoy intimidating others.
Ryback – You know what? I do. Like you, you little twerp, you're about average size. You represent the WWE 'Universe'. I hate average. The law of the jungle, always eat the weaker and smaller. Taking lunch money on the playground, or manhandling anybody I want, the big guy needs to eat. You, people like you, deserve to be intimidated by me. If not, I'll show you why you should be. (Ryback steps up at Josh who backs up, thanks Ryback, then flees.)
In Ring Segment
Henry to the ring. Video of Henry in the ring last week getting beaten down by The Shield.
Henry – I'm proud of the fact that I'm a born and raised Texan. I'm proud of the fact I was raised down the street at Silsbee, Texas. I'm proud of the fact that I gave my all in my match with Cena. What I'm not proud about is what happened last week with The Shield. My heart don't pump Kool Aid! Any man that takes a whooping like I took is willing to give one out. I'm not going to lull you all to sleep. I'm wide awake. The Shield wants me, I'm right here.
The Shield through the crowd and surround the ring. All three on the apron. Henry attacks as they jump him. They back Henry into a corner and stomp him down, but then the Usos music hits and they rush the ring. One on Rollins, the other grabs Reigns, and his brother helps. Henry tosses an Uso aside to get to Reigns. Rollins and Ambrose flee, and Reigns gets splashed in a corner by Henry. Ambrose and Rollins pulls Reigns from the ring, then they flee. Henry and the Usos stand tall in the ring, Henry yelling smack at them even after they're gone. Video recap of the Usos double kicking Reigns, then Henry splashing him before they fled.
Bryan warming up, Cena comes in.
Bryan – You here to wish me luck.
Cena – I don't think tonight's about luck. Maddox put you in last minute matches. Did you see how nervous he was out there. I got a hunch he's not making his own choices.
Bryan – No one appreciates you picking me for SummerSlam more than I do. It's an increidble opportunity, and I know it. I'll be fine, on my own.
Cena – I just want you to make it to SummerSlam.
Bryan – I don't care who my opponents are, or how many. If you were in my shoes, you'd be saying the same thing, and I wouldn't be trying to stop you. Maddox was right. This is an opportunity to prove I belong here. Tonight I'm going to fight, and I'm going to win. Please, don't deprive me of this opportunity. If you do, if you get involved in any of my matches it will prove that all you said was nothing but a load of crap.
Bryan leaves and Cena looks a bit worried.
Young vs Ziggler
Young in the ring picking his hair. Ziggler out to huge pop. Video of Ziggler dissing AJ in the ring on Smackdown. AJ then trashed the backstage area. Big E stopped her, almost kissed her, then kissed her forehead. AJ realized Big E's feelings.
"Ziggler!" chants. Ziggler rolls Young for one. Young's face slammed to the mat. Front facelock on Young. Young free and slams Ziggler down. Ziggler ducks a clothesline and flicks sweat. SICK drop kick for a long two! Ziggler backs suplexed on the corner. Back elbow from Young for two. Chinlock on Ziggler on the mat. Ziggler to his feet, but slammed back to the mat. Young flips Ziggler across the ring by his head. Young with a hold on Ziggler that doesn't hold, then into a chinlock on the mat. "Let's go Ziggler!" chants. Ziggler up, jaw breaker on Young. Ziggler side steps Young who goes shoulder first. Dolph's plashes Young, then a huge clothesline for two.
Young reverses on Ziggler, but Ziggler gets an elbow up, and a couple blows in a corner. Young gets Ziggler on his shoulders, then slams Ziggler face first to the mat for a long two. Young yells smack, slaps at Ziggler, but doesn't capitalize on it all, so Ziggler with a zig/zag on Young for three.
Winner – Ziggler (4:23)
Ziggler celebrates, but then Big E is there attacking Ziggler. Ziggler manages to ducks Big E, send Big E flying out over the top. Big E back in as Ziggler slides out. Ziggler on the ramp laughing as Big E glares and AJ fumes from the ring. Earlier AJ Tweeted - "I will love you Dolph to your last breath, I'll let you know when that is."
Recap of Brock's attack on Punk.
Miz is in the ring with the Dactyls, Bellas, Natalya, Eva Marie, and JoJo.
Miz – I will be your host for SummerSlam. Before SummerSlam a new reality show called Total Divas, and I know reality shows.
They go to a clip of Total Divas.
Miz – The Bellas, Eva Marie, JoJo, Natalya, Cameron and Naomi, the Funkadactyls. I'm going to turn this over to King. Come up and MC Miz TV!
A confused King heads for the ring.
Miz – You know all the ladies, don't you?
King – I know the Bellas, Dactyls and Natalya. JoJo, I'm Jerry 'The King' Lawler. Eva Marie, I'm Jerry 'The King' Lawler.
Eva Maria (to her feet) – You know Jerry, I don't like how you're looking at me. My name is Eva Marie, and I'm here to make a name for myself.
She hands back the mic and slaps King. Bellas up, move their chairs away from her.
King – Miz, I think we're about out of time, I'll hand this back to you.
Miz – Thank you Jerry. Tune in to Total Divas Sunday, 10-9, only on E! It will be awesome!
Maddox on his cell phone, Trip comes in.
Trip – You don't think Bryan is big enough. You don't think Bryan is strong enough. You, in your vast experience, don't think Bryan is Championship material?
Maddox – Well, I, um...
Trip – It almost sounds like someone put words in your mouth. I don't care what the old man thinks, I think Bryan very possibly could be the future of this company. You know why I didn't come out and override all your decisions you make?
Maddox – Because you liked them.
Trip – No, no, I think it doesn't matter what you throw at Bryan, he's so driven, he will overcome anything. See, there's two trains leaving the station, you need to choose wisely which train you get on. One train is the future, one is a dead end.
Trip leaves, and Maddox looks after him, but a hand slaps on his shoulder and it's Steph.
Maddox – Hi, how you doing?
Steph – How you doing? (Takes Maddox's hand and shakes it solidly.) I feel for you Brad. My Dad, my husband, rock hard place. I've been there.
Maddox – Yeah.
Steph – And, I've got an idea that might help. I haven't thought it through, but I will talk to you about it. You just need to get on board.
Maddox – The train?
Steph – The train!
They laugh about the dead end train. Cole talks about the Wyatt Family and how scary they are. JBL says a lot of people are nervous, but he's retired, so he's glad they're here. They go to video from their promos, clips of Bray on mic, and them beating down R-Truth last week.
In Ring Segment
Summer Rae comes out dancing, Fandango follows her out. They head for the ring. King says it's HBK's birthday today, but also Fandango's! Fandango's flaming outline over the ring flames to life.
Fandango vs Cody Rhodes
Sandow is on announce hugging his case. Cody to the ring. Video recap of Sandow's offer to Cody on Smackdown. Cody hit him with the case.
Cody glares at Sandow who pats his case. Cody and Fandango over and under each other. Fandango dances, Cody attacks. Fandango chops Cody in a corner. Cody with a knee to Fandango's gut, then to a sitting Fandango's face. Sandow takes credit for everything Cody does right in the ring. Fandango slams Cody face first into the corner. Knee to Cody's head, then a blow drops Cody. "Cody' mustache!" chants. Clotheslines to Cody for two.
Head lock on Cody. Sandow said he was going to offer to let Cody be his butler. Fandango rips at Cody's face, then poses. Fandango back on Cody with the hold, but is flipped off. Fandango telegraphs and eats an upper cut. Cody kicks Fandango, then up top for the moonsault. Cody jumps, Fandango isn't in position, gets there, but badly and seems to land wrong with his knee on Fandango's head (botch). Cody struggles on his feet. Sandow on the apron with his case getting in Cody's face. Fandango in, lands right with Sandow. Cody with a disaster kick to the case taking out both Sandow and Fandango. Cross Rhodes for three.
Winner – Cody (4:17)
In Ring Segment
Punk to the ring in jeans and Punk t-shirt. Video recap of the fight between Brock and Punk last week, where Brock beat Punk down.
Punk – Let's go ahead and talk about what we just saw. Last week I had my ass handed to me by Brock. He hit me with his best shot over and over until I was in a heap right here. I felt his power, and knew I was dealing with a genetically gifted freak athlete. But no matter how hard he hit me, how far he threw me, or how fast he snatched me up, and how quickly he F5 me onto the table, I got up. One week later, 13 staples in my head. A severely messed up ankle, a messed up ribs, my elbows messed up, hell, I probably shouldn't even be there. I feel like I was in a car accident, but you know what? I'm still standing! That's the things about a Brock ambush. He can beat me down, but he can't keep me down. Let's talk about Brock. He's an NCAA Champ, a former WWE Champ, and possibly the most impressive, a former UFC Heavyweight Champ. You're talking about a guy who in his past couple fights he's broken Trip. He's broken Cena, he's broken Taker. Over all the years, all the fights, all the matches. His biggest strength hasn't been his size, his speed, his power, not his fighting skill, it has and always will be about one thing – fear. I've seen some of the toughest men getting instilled with fear. I am not afraid of Brock Lesnar! I'm not afraid of Heyman's monster. Now let's talk about Heyman.
Punk – Heyman had a decision to make, and he made the wrong one. I'm going to make sure he lives to regret it every single day of his miserable life. Because I'm relentless. I'm not going to stop until Brock is in the same heap he left me in. I'm not going to stop until Brock returns from the hype he came from. It doesn't matter what Brock or Heyman thinks, this is my ring! I own it and proven time and again against everyone put in the ring with me. I'm talking Cena, The Rock, Taker, and I would have proven it until my best friend stabbed me in the back for the second time!
Punk – Paul Heyman, Pauly, listen up, and this is a truth I'm going to take... to my grave. There will not be a third time. I will get my hands on you, and I will make you pay, and in the meantime, I'm not going to stand out here and pretend that Brock isn't a big, mean son of a bitch, no, I'm not going to do that. I'm not going to pretend he's not the monster his is. But I will say that monsters were put on this earth, and directly in my path for one reason, to be slaughtered! If Brock is the beast incarnate, then I want that beast. Here's what I want. I want him here right now, but I know he's not here, so I want his ass at SummerSlam. I want CM Punk versus Brock Lesnar at SummerSlam, I want the best versus the beast!
Heyman – The Best versus The Beast! I don't care who gets top billing. I like it, it's clever marketing.
Punk – Are you here, or by satellite? If you're here, I'm going back there and grabbing you from the hidey-hole you're hiding in, and I'm going to drag you in front of the people of Austin and give you what you deserve!
Heyman – Is this way you're reduced to now. You're going to stand there in the ring and play hero to these um – Brock, what do you call them? They're not people, they're not animals, they're they're Texans. Thank God that we live in the age of instant global communications that we can deliver our message to you and the entire 'Universe' and never once have to step foot in Texas! But there you are, right there in front of all your new worshipers playing hero. Brock has a very interesting theory about that, show me a hero and I'll show you a coward that ran out of options, or a fool who's just too stupid to stay down. What are you Punk? Are you a coward, or are you a fool?
Punk – I'll give that answer to you and your client at SummerSlam.
Heyman – You know, how do I admit this to everybody, this bother me...
Punk – What bothers me is that you're via satellite, where are you right now? I will drive, fly, no I will walk there and kick your ass right now. Get the hell out of here with this via satellite garbage!
Heyman – What really bothers me is to this day you don't realize that we were the reigning defending WWE Champion for 434 days based on, admittedly your talent, but my strategy, and strategically speaking, my client is in the peak form, the best fighting form of his career, but look at you. Look at you, you're not recovered yet, you're all beat up from MITB, and you're all beaten up from last week from the beast incarnate himself. If it's a fight you want, CM Punk your challenge for SummerSlam is accepted, but please stop calling this The Best versus The Beast,
because the best is the beast, he's my client, and my best friend in the world, Brock Lesnar.
Barrett vs RVD
Barrett in the ring. RVD to the ring
RVD is still posing and the bell rings so Barrett attacks. RVD rolls over Barrett's back, then kicks him. RVD showboats. RVD out, Barrett sends him back to the apron. Back in Barrett gets two. RVD across the corner takes blows and a kick for two. Barrett stomps RVD, then on him with blows in the ropes. Barrett has a bloody nose and a bloody mouth, dripping down the front of him. Barrett kicks RVD from the ropes with a big boot. Chinlock on RVD. RVD blocks the corner, then kicks Barrett in the face. RVD off the corner with a kick that's 'vintage' RVD. Rolling thunder on Barrett for two.
RVD off the corner on Barrett, but Barrett fights back a bit. Big kick to Barrett's face, then he's slammed on the mat. RVD up, hits his 5 star frog splash for three.
Winner – RVD (4:16)
RVD celebrates with the fans who love him. Video of RVD's high points of the match.
Bryan is heading for the ring.
Gauntlet Match - Bryan vs Swagger
Bryan out to "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" from the fans who love him! Out comes The Real Americans.
Zeb �� We're here tonight in a city named after a famous patriot, Stephen F. Austin, the father of Texas. If he were alive today, I would highly suggest he go on the Maury Show and take a paternity test to see what he children did. Austin, you are not the father of these yelling "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" like stupid idiots. You call yourself Americans, shame on you. More shame on you Bryan, you're not ashamed of taking a handout. That's what Cena gave you a handout. Tonight won't be a handout, tonight you will be in the ring with a real American. Put your hand over your heart and say with us, "We, the people!"
Swagger into the ring, locks up with Bryan and backs him into a corner. Bryan comes back with blows and kicks. A kick is caught, but Bryan fights back. Swagger takes out Bryan's leg, then a shoulder block on Bryan. Another big shoulder block drops Bryan. Swagger stomps Bryan. Swagger pulls Bryan up, puts him in a corner, then knees to the gut until the ref pulls him off. Swagger pulls Bryan up, punches, him and suplexes him. HUGE "OU sucks!" chant fills the arena and stops Swagger dead in his tracks!
Swagger runs into a drop kick, and Swagger rolls out. Bryan goes for his suicide dive, but eats a fist through the ropes. Swagger bomb lands and the "OU sucks!" chant is lounder! "NO!" lock and Swagger has to tap out.
Winner – Bryan (2:58)
Cesaro is his next opponent. Cesaro into the ring.
The match started during the commercial. Cesaro on Bryan with blows, but Bryan reverses and on Cesaro with kicks. Cesaro then whips Bryan so hard, front first, Bryan hits the mat. Cesaro with his vice on Bryan, but Bryan elbows free and takes Cesaro down. Another leg take down on Cesaro, then a third! Bryan sets up with Cesaro legs locked, rips at his face, then stomps, rather than the surfboard. Bryan tries to block, but Cesaro muscles him up into a suplex! Elbow drop for two. Cesaro back with the vice on Bryan on the mat. Bryan almost to his feet, but Cesaro uses trunks to bring Bryan back down. Bryan elbows free, runs up the corner, flips over Cesaro, then takes Cesaro down! "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" and Bryan with the "YES!" kicks on a kneeling Cesaro. Cesaro ducks the last one, and puts the vice back on. Bryan slams Cesaro back into corners to get free. Jacks Cesaro's jaw, then a drop kick to a sitting Cesaro for a long two.
Bryan is tired, both slow to rise. "Daniel Bryan!" chants. Bryan climbs, but Swagger pushes him off to an upper cut from Cesaro as Zeb distracts, but Cesaro only gets two for it!
Gut wrench from Cesaro for two. Cesaro pushes Bryan a bit. Bryan up on Cesaro's shoulders and slammed down for two. Cesaro rushes Bryan and eats a foot. Bryan throws Cesaro and kicks him in the back of the head, but only gets two for it. The fans are wild. "This is awesome!" Bryan up top, and Cesaro hits an upper cut up there! Cesaro sets up, lifts Bryan, but Bryan fights back! Cesaro pushed down. Cesaro up, Bryan ducks under and lands Cesaro sitting up top the painful boy way. Cesaro ends up hung upside-down, takes "YES!" kicks, then a low drop kick! Cesaro sits up top, facing out, Bryan up tries to suplex, but Cesaro reverses into a crossbody in the air! Cesaro gets two for this!
"Daniel Bryan!" chants. Both men are down and the ref counts. They get up at 9! upper cut from Cesaro, then from Bryan, then Cesaro, then Bryan with a couple. Cesaro with at least a dozen upper cuts, then a dozen more, then an upper cut/clothesline that flipped Bryan worse than Rikishi! Cesaro only gets two! "This is awesome!" chants. Cesaro sets up for his finisher, but counters into a body drop. More upper cuts from Cesaro, but Bryan comes back and another leg drag and Bryan ties up Cesaro's leg and hits him over and over. Finally Cesaro is clotheslined over the top. Swagger yells at Cesaro to get back in there, but Bryan with a suicide dive onto both of them. Bryan up top, Cesaro runs up and eats a fist. Bryan jumps over Cesaro, lands, Cesaro grabs Bryan, throws him into the air, as Bryan lands on Cesaro's shoulders, Bryan reverses and rolls Cesaro up for three.
Winner – Bryan (16:23)
A-Ry – Impressive, the kid survived.
Maddox – So far. Let's see how good he does against this next one.
Gauntlet Match Continues – Bryan vs Ryback
Ryback to the ring and Bryan looks annoyed.
Bryan on Ryback with kicks, then more kicks onto Ryback's legs. A blow drops Bryan. Ryback pulls on Bryan's hair and yells smack at him. Ryback slaps at Bryan, Bryan tries to fight back, but is taken down. The fans are really unhappy about Ryback being in the ring. Ryback bullies the ref, then back on Bryan's hair, yells at Bryan that he's a little man in a big man's world. Bryan tossed by his hair, then stomped. Ryback yells at Bryan to get up. A head butt drops Bryan. Ryback stands with a foot on Bryan's neck. Bryan whipped. "You can't wrestle!" chants at Ryback. Ryback answers with a lovely suplex on Bryan. Chinlock on Bryan on the mat. Ryback yells that it's too easy. Ryback seems to be trying to squeeze Bryan's face between his arm and his boob. Ryback with a Thesz Press, but Bryan reverses into a half crab! Ryback screams in pain, and Bryan really bent the left back, sitting on Ryback's head. Bryan sitting on Ryback's head, but Ryback to the ropes.
"Goldberg!" chants as ryby splashes Bryan. Ryback slams Bryan to the mat recklessly, then poses and hits his own head. Ryback rushes Bryan and eats a high knee. Bryan with a running drop kick in a corner, then another! Bryan tries for a third, but eats a clothesline for two.
Ryback rolls from the ring, pulls up the skirt and pulls out a table. Ryback sets up the table right outside the ring. Bryan with a suicide dive sends Ryback face first onto announce. Bryan with "YES!" kicks on Ryback, but Ryback pushes Bryan into the stairs back first. A few "holy shit!" chants, then the "Goldberg!" chants again. Bryan in, Ryback in after him and takes "YES!" kicks. Ryback to his knees, takes more "YES!" kicks. The last on Ryback scoops Bryan up, but Bryan reverses for two. Bryan sets up for the "YES!" lock, but Ryback grabs hair and slings Bryan. Ryback eats corner, and Bryan climbs. Sick missile drop kick on Ryback for a long two!
Bryan with the "YES!" lock on Ryback in the center of the ring. Ryback crawls, struggles, finally makes it to the bottom rope and the fans are pissed! Ryback rolls out. Bryan runs the apron, but Ryback catches his knee and powerbombs Bryan to the floor. Ryback then pulls Bryan up and powerbombs Bryan through the table. The ref calls for the bell.
Winner – Bryan (9:13)
Ryback pulls Bryan up, but Cena is there and slams Ryback into announce, the camera misses it being in the wrong spot. Ryback into the ring. Cena then sends Ryback out the other side.
Cena – After a half hour fight you want to put this match through a table? Why don't you try doing that to me? You and me in a Tables Match?
Ryback (off mic) – That's what you want, that's what you got.
Maddox – How about that, main event for next week, Cena versus Ryback in a Tables Match.
McMahon – What about Daniel Bryan? You're not going to deny Bryan the opportunity to prove himself, are you?
Maddox – Right.
McMahon – Bryan should face someone bigger and stronger than he is. Someone that's going to bring out the vicious side of him. Like, maybe a friend. A best friend.
Maddox – Bryan versus Kane.
McMahon – You damn right.
In Ring Segment
Bryan rolls into the ring and stands the fans go wild. "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" Bryan chants along with them, then leans on the ropes. Video recap of Ryback putting Bryan through the table. Bryan watches on the tron and shakes his head. The camera shows behind Cena looking at Bryan, looking at the tron. More "YES!" "YES!" "YES!" to end the show.