So That Happpened: 07/01/13

RAW begins with Vickie Guerrero announcing John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio tonight in a Champions vs. Champions Match.

The Money In The Bank All-Stars: 

 Daniel Bryan walks out with a new shirt!

Daniel Bryan says last week, the question that was on everyone’s mind was finally answered: Is Daniel Bryan the Weak Link? Bryan says the question was answered after making Randy Orton tap last week: “NO! NO! NO!” Bryan brings up a new question: Can Daniel Bryan ride the wave of momentum and win the WWE All-Stars Money In The Bank and win a WWE Championship Contract. Bryan ponders a 3 letter word to answer that question then starts chanting “YES!” with the WWE Universe. Daniel Bryan tells the WWE Universe that he wants to be WWE Champion and follow in the footsteps of the greats like Bruno Sammartino, Hulk Hogan, Steve Austin, The Rock then adds his name to the list.

Daniel Bryan reminds us that 2 years ago, he won the Money In The Bank and successfully cashed in to became World Heavyweight Champion, but thinks it’s been far too long since he’s been Champion. Bryan says just because this MITB is filled with All Stars, doesn’t mean he can’t repeat himself. Bryan says he will be WWE Champion until #ScumbagSheamus interrupts.

#ScumbagSheamus comes out and reminds Daniel Bryan, despite Bryan’s wishes, that he beat him for the World Heavyweight Championship in 18 Seconds.

#ScumbagSheamus says he’s not going to say he’s going to win in the Money In The Bank All-Stars Match in 18 Seconds, but it’s been far too long since he’s been a Champion and he’s going to win. Bryan asks #ScumbagSheamus that if he called 1-800-Fella, would #ScumbagSheamus be able to Brogue Kick himself in the face. #ScumbagSheamus commends Bryan on having a sense of humor then calls him a troll until calls Randy Orton interrupts.

Randy Orton reminds us that he hasn’t been a champion for almost two years. Orton says he’s not hungry, he’s starving and and that a starving man takes what he needs. Orton says he needs the WWE Title. Orton says once he wins the WWE Championship, he will not hesitate to cash it in.

Daniel Bryan tells Randy Orton that he knows he wants to be WWE Champion, but he also knows that last week, he made Randy Orton tap out. After a “You Tapped Out” chant, Orton tells Bryan that if he disrespects him one more time, he will drop him where he stands. Orton admits to being desparate, but that means in 2 weeks at Money In The Bank, no one is safe. Orton is interrupted by Kane’s fire.

Kane agrees with Randy Orton that no one is safe, especially Orton. Kane says no one in the history in the WWE has been more ruthless than him, especially when the WWE Championship is involved. Kane says he has no problems committing unspeakable acts against his opponents, even his so called friends.

Daniel Bryan calls Kane out on looking at him weird then tells Kane that unlike Bryan, he couldn’t beat Randy Orton on Smackdown. Kane says he can’t wait for the MITB All Stars Ladder Match because it’s every man for himself. No partners, No Friends, Only Victims. Daniel Bryan and Kane start arguing until Christian comes out.

Christian says he hates to break up the “lovers quarrel” but he wants to remind everyone that he has more experience and success than anyone in the WWE when it comes to Ladder Matches. Christian says he’s been gone for a while, but when he came back, he was looking for One More Match and that match will be for the WWE Championship.

Christian says his unofficial catchphrase (It’s Like This), then says he might not be the biggest guy, strongest, scariest or hairiest guy in this match, but he is without of doubt the best.

CM Punk comes out and says he made a promise to himself to not come out here and do what everyone else and brag about winning the Money In The Bank. Punk tells Christian that he respects the hell out of him, but not only is Punk the Best In The World, he’s the best at the Money In The Bank because he’s the only person who’s won it twice. And in two weeks, he’s going to be the only person who can say he won it three times.

CM Punk says he doesn’t care if anyone misunderstands him, but no one can touch him in this ring. Punk knows how formidable the competition is then turns his attention to Rob Van Dam. Punk tells RVD (off camera) that he knows his game plan and that RVD will do whatever it takes to win that briefcase. Punk starts to talk about how tough #ScumbagSheamus is, then gets cut off by Daniel Bryan. Bryan tells Punk that he doesn’t want to hear another word from Punk and if he says one more word, he’s going to make Punk tap out faster than Randy Orton did last week.

Randy Orton almost attacks Daniel Bryan but Kane gets in front of Bryan.

Daniel Bryan tells Kane that there’s no need for Kane to protect him, which allows Randy Orton to hit the RKO on Kane.

After a multi-man staredown, Christian leaves the ring first, followed by CM Punk, Sheamus then Randy Orton as Daniel Bryan stands over Kane.

Match 01: The Shield vs. Christian and The Usos

Winners: The Shield

Backstage: Daniel Bryan apologizes to Kane about what happened in the ring, then tells Kane that he spoke to Vickie Guerrero and found a way to make it up to him. Kane thinks Bryan has done enough. Bryan asks Kane if he’s still upset about losing to Randy Orton on Smackdown, but Kane tells Bryan to stay out of his way. Bryan tells Kane that he got him a rematch against Randy Orton tonight. Kane says he’s happy to hear that, then thanks his little buddy Daniel Bryan.

Daniel Bryan tells Kane one more thing. Bryan has been named the Special Guest Referee for the match tonight.

Match 02: Dolph Ziggler vs. Jinder Mahal

Dolph Ziggler hits the Zig Zag on Jinder Mahal.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Post-Match, 3MB tries to attack Dolph Ziggler

Dolph Ziggler outsmarts all 3 of them.

Mark Henry Career Retrospect:

Backstage: Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox are talking about the McMahons until Triple H walks up. Triple H asks Vickie Guerrero to continue her McMahon rant, but Vickie declines. Triple H tells Vickie Guerrero that she’s doing her job well and that she’s listening to the WWE Universe. Vickie Guerrero vents her frustrations about all the McMahons giving her advice, but Triple H tells her to listen to everything they have to say, but listen to him and not them.

Match 03: Randy Orton vs. Kane (with Daniel Bryan as the Special Guest Referee)

Kane hits a series of elbows on Randy Orton.

Daniel Bryan calls for a DQ!

Winner: Kane

After arguing with Kane, Daniel Bryan restarts the match.

Randy Orton goes for an RKO but Daniel Bryan stops him. Kane hits a boot to the face on Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan counts quicker than usual.

Winner: Kane

Post-Match, Kane and Daniel Bryan argue about the ending of the match. Kane almost Chokeslams Daniel Bryan, but let’s Bryan go and walks away instead.

Randy Orton hits the RKO on Daniel Bryan.

Backstage: CM Punk tells Paul Heyman that he will beat both Prime Time Players by himself and that Curtis Axel can stand on the apron and watch. Heyman understands that Punk is upset with the PTP, but doesn’t understand the hostility with Heyman and Axel. Punk tells Heyman that he trusts him, but doesn’t trust Curtis Axel. Heyman reminds Punk that he heard the same criticism about Punk in 2005, then in 2005 about CM Punk and tells Punk to trust his judgment.

Match 04: Fandango vs. #ScumbagSheamus

Fandango dances around the ring.

#ScumbagSheamus mocks Fandango’s dance.

#ScumbagSheamus starts hitting Fandango with his chest move.

Fandango walks out of the match.

Winner: #ScumbagSheamus (via countout)

Match 05: The Miz vs. Ryback (w/ Chris Jericho on commentary)

After a series of kicks to Ryback’s leg, the referee asks Ryback if he wants to stop the match. Ryback actually agrees to stop the match!

Winner: The Miz

Post-Match, Chris Jericho hits the Codebreaker on Ryback.

Mark Henry Speaks:

Mark Henry introduces himself as the Strongest Man In The World. Henry says he didn’t get the name from a cracker jack box, he earned it by being the youngest and strongest kid. Henry reminds us that he representing the United States in the Olympics in 92 and 96. Henry says he maintained that status for the past 17 years in the WWE and earned the respect of every Superstar, but there’s a lot of jealously, backstabbing and politics.

Mark Henry claims that they never gave him an opportunity to be a WWE Champion despite all the miles and years he traveled and doing the right thing. Henry says that after all the years he’s given to this organization, he deserves to be the WWE Champion and earned the right to be the WWE Champion. Henry calls the WWE Universe puppets and says at the Money In The Bank PPV, nobody is going to keep him down. Henry claims he’s going to do the right thing for him and him only. Henry says after he beats John Cea, nobody in the world will be able to deny him and that the people will say that Mark Henry earned the WWE Championship.

Mark Henry demands the camera in his face then says he wants these words to sink in. Henry tells John Cena that at Money In the Bank, he’s going to beat his ass.

Backstage: Mr. McMahon walks in on Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox and scolds her about continuing to use Daniel Bryan, then commends her on a great Main Event. McMahon quickly changes his tune and says that John Cena vs. Alberto Del Rio should be on PPV and not given away for free. Vickie Guerrero tries to apologize, but Mr. McMahon tells her that there’s a laundry list of people that have been fired or personally thrown out by him because they don’t listen to him. McMahon tells them to enjoy the evening then walks off.

Match 06: The Prime Time Players vs. CM Punk and Curtis Axel

CM Punk hits the GTS on Darren Young, but Curtis Axel steals the pin.

Winners: CM Punk and Curtis Axel

Match 07: Kaitlyn vs. Alicia Fox

Kaitlyn hits a spear on Alicia Fox.

Winner: Kaitlyn

Post-Match, AJ Lee’s music hits and she comes out with Big E. Langston. AJ calls Kaitlyn “Katie Kaboom” and the internet explodes.

AJ Lee claims that Kaitlyn tried to assassinate her character last week on Smackdown, then calls Kaitlyn trash again. AJ says that she knows it and Big E. knows it and soon everyone else will know it. AJ brings up Kaitlyn’s “unsavory modeling pictures” when she was broke and young and desperate, then decides to show one.

AJ says she’s sorry but this was necessary to show because she wanted to remind Kaitlyn about where she came from. AJ says after Money In The Bank, that’s where Kaitlyn will end up again.

Backstage: Vickie Guerrero is giving Brad Maddox orders until Stephanie McMahon interrupts them. Stephanie scolds Vickie about AJ Lee’s actions, but Vickie says she wasn’t watching. Stephanie scolds Vickie further for not handling the situation, just like how last week, she didn’t announce the Money In The Bank All-Stars Participants.

Vickie Guerrero says she’s trying her best, and vents about how Mr. McMahon, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon being in her head. Stephanie says she understands where Vickie is coming from then asks how she can help. Vickie Guerrero tries to relate to Stephanie McMahon as a woman in a male dominated environment, then makes from of Mr. McMahon and Triple H, but Stephanie is not amused. Stephanie tells Vickie that they’re not friends and that this is business and she doesn’t appreciate Vickie making fun of her family and trying to turn them against each other.

Stephanie McMahon agrees that Vickie Guerrero needs to know where she stands so next week on RAW Vickie Guerrero will have a public job evaluation. Stephanie tells Vickie that she could either be promoted or be fired. Stephanie says that’s the beauty about RAW. You never know what’s going to happen next. Stephanie walks off as Vickie Guerrero looks ready to cry.

Match 08:  Cody Rhodes (w/ Damien Sandow) vs. Antonio Cesaro (w/ Zeb Colter)

Damien Sandow says that in two weeks, he and Cody Rhodes will be in the MITB Ladder Match for a World Heavyweight Champion Contract, but despite this, they will remain best friends, much to the chagrins of the “mouthbreathers” of the WWE Universe. Cody Rhodes agrees and says that he and Sandow are the last of their kind: Men of Character. Rhodes says he and Sandow, will not lower themselves to the WWE Universe’s level by allowing competition to get between them. As the crowd boos, Sandow says “Silence!” followed by “You’re Welcome.”

Zeb Colter comes out and rants about the country being stolen from America. Colter says Congress passed a law that forgives American Illegal immigrants, and that the institution of Marriage is under attack. Colter continues to rant about free speech and privacy.

Zeb Colter says that it’s time that someone stood up and made a stand. Colter says he and Antonio Cesaro are not alone in their fight because a Real American, Jack Swagger, is back. Colter says that they’ve come here to draw first blood and everyone needs to choose their side now. You’re either with them or against them, and if you’re against them, you’re doomed to fail. Swagger and Cesaro say “We The People.”

Winner: Antonio Cesaro

Backstage: The Bella Twins are talking with the new Total Divas, Eva Marie and Jo Jo. The Bellas thank the two of them for coming to the Total Divas casting meeting, then tells Eva and Jo that they should be excited for inviting them. The Bellas run down the new girls and claim that this reality show wouldn’t be happening if they didn’t come back since they’re the stars of the series.

Eva Marie and Jo Jo say they’re all the stars, but Brie says not all stars shine bright. Natalya, Cameron and Naomi walk up. The Divas get an argument with The Bellas, who try to mock them, but they continue to stand up for each other. The Bellas say that the Divas are finally getting the attention they deserve and they need to remind everyone who’s on top. Nikki says it’s not Kaitlyn, AJ, or the other Divas, it’s about The Bellas then walk off.

Match 09: Alberto Del Rio vs. John Cena (Champion vs. Champion)

 Alberto Del Rio walks out without RicRod.

John Cena hits a Flying Cross Body on Alberto Del Rio!

Mark Henry comes out and distracts John Cenam, but Dolph Ziggler comes out and distracts Alberto Del Rio, allowing John Cena hits the AA for the win.

Winner: John Cena

Post-Match, Mark Henry picks up the WWE Championship. Mark Henry almost charges at Cena but Cena backs up. Henry drops the belt and Cena tries to pick up the belt, but Mark Henry stops him. Henry smirks then leaves as John Cena picks up his WWE Championship and stares at him.

Michael Cole announces that the Wyatt Family will debut next week on RAW, then RAW ends with a Wyatt Family Promo.

So That Happened:

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