So That Happened: 08/26/13

RAW begins with The Shield standing in front of the ring.

Triple H comes out to his King Of Kings music.

Triple H reminds us of what happened to Daniel Bryan at Summerslam, calling it the dawning of a new era. After replaying the footage of Daniel Bryan getting screwed, Triple H says that was best for business and there was nothing personal about the attack. Triple H shows the footage of Daniel Bryan’s attack from last week’s RAW and admits that his attack was personal.

Triple H says the reason he embarrassed and humiliated Daniel Bryan was because of Bryan’s actions. Triple H says every action has a consequence and Bryan made it personal by insulting his wife, his family and him. Triple H claims he’s willing to be the bigger man and move on and wants to be a business man with Daniel Bryan and the choice is Bryan’s.

Triple H segways from business to ratings claiming that they went through the roof and that business is booming because of the new face of the WWE, Randy Orton. Triple H asks the WWE Universe to show respect as he brings out their champion and future, Randy Orton.

Triple H congratulates Randy Orton for breathing new life into the WWE and the WWE Championship. Triple H says as COO, he likes to award people who excel and are not afraid to grab the brass ring and run with it. Triple H tells Randy Orton that he got him a gift and paid for it out of his own pocket.

Triple H tells Randy Orton he wants to show how much Orton means to him and brings out Orton’s gift: A brand new Cadillac Escalade.

Randy Orton thanks Triple H for the Escalade and for having the vision and business acumen of realizing that Orton is the only man worthy of being WWE Champion and Face Of The Company. Triple H tells Randy Orton to test out the car, but they’re interrupted by Daniel Bryan’s music. Daniel Bryan comes out and starts a “YES!” chant on the ramp.

Daniel Bryan “compliments” Randy Orton’s “sweet ride” and says it’s way nicer than his Honda Fit. Bryan d says since Orton is making Thank Yous, he’s has a few Thank Yous of his own that he would like to make. First, Daniel Bryan thanks each and every person in Phoenix and the WWE Universe because he’s not the biggest, the strongest or the prettiest, then mentions that “Twinkle Toes Orton” is the prettiest. Bryan says despite not being any of those things, the people have believed and supported him and we have no idea how much that means to him.

Next, Daniel Bryan thanks John Cena for allowing him the opportunity to be in the Main Event at Summerslam because a guy like Triple H would have never given that opportunity.

Daniel Bryan thanks Triple H for ending his charade and finally showing his true colors at Summerslam. Bryan thanks Triple H for proving that his view of what’s “best for business” is just as narrow-minded and misguided as Mr. McMahon’s. Bryan mocks Triple H for going from a rebel in the leather jack to a sellout in a suit. Randy Orton defends Triple H and demands that “Dan” show respect to the COO and Face of the WWE.

Daniel Bryan mocks Randy Orton’s role as the Face Of The WWE then tells Orton that at Night Of Champions, not only will Orton’s face be re-arranged, but Triple H’s vision of the future will be re-arranged as well because Bryan will become the new “WWE Champion.” After a “YES!” chant, Triple H calls Bryan’s “fantasy” adorable then calls him Jiminy Cricket. And if that wasn’t enough, Triple H starts by singing “When You Wish Upon A Star” to Bryan.

Triple H tells Daniel Bryan that in the real world, it makes a difference who you are. Triple H says Daniel Bryan is not an A Player and that Randy Orton is an A player. Triple H calls Daniel Bryan a B then gives him an opportunity to prove himself to the world. Triple H puts Daniel Bryan in a gauntlet match against Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose and then “The Gift Of Roman Reigns.”

Triple H tells Daniel Bryan that he’s going to give Bryan the gift of The Shield in a Gauntlet Match because he believes in Daniel Bryan and he believes that this is what is best for business.

Match 01: Cody Rhodes vs. Fandango (With Damien Sandow on commentary)

The Miz comes out with Rosa Mendes dressed as Fandango.

The Miz and Rosa Mendes do their rendition of Fandango and Summer Rae’s dance.

Damien Sandow interferes and attacks Cody Rhodes.

Winner: Cody Rhodes (Via DQ)

Post-Match, Brad Maddox makes a tag team match between Cody Rhodes and The Miz vs. Fandango and Damien Sandow.

Match 02: Cody Rhodes and The Miz vs. Damien Sandow and Fandango

Fandango walks out of the match as Cody Rhodes trips Damien Sandow. The Miz hits the Skull Crushing Finale for the win.

 Winners: The Miz and Cody Rhodes

Post-Match, Fandango grabs the mic and says the correct spelling of his name..

Backstage: Josh Mathews asks Christian about the direction Triple H is taking the WWE. Christian says it’s a difficult question to answer because the minute anyone says anything bad about the new regime, they suffer the consequences. Christian says that he lived through the Attitude Era and the McMahon-Helmsley Regime and that those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Christian continues to speak, Randy Orton walks up.

Randy Orton asks Christian if he has a problem with the way things are around here. Orton thinks Christian has a problem because at Summerslam, Orton was a winner and Christian was a loser. Orton says tonight history will repeat itself because tonight, Orton will win by hitting Christian with an RKO. Christian says that it’s funny because Triple H likes to play with sledgehammers, but apparently he found himself a new tool. Orton tells Christian that he’ll see him out there tonight.

Backstage: Renee Young asks CM Punk which stipulation he wants. CM Punk says he’s not going to try and sway the WWE Universe, but he knows what he wants. He wants to get his hands on Paul Heyman. Also backstage Paul Heyman complains that the WWE is going to subject his health to the WWE Universe. Curtis Axel claims he’s “got this.” and asks if Heyman believes in him. Heyman reluctantly tells Axel he believes in him like his life depends on it.

Match 03: CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel

The WWE Universe chooses the stipulation for the match. Option A. Paul Heyman is banned from ringside. Option B. Heyman as Special Guest Referee. Or Option C. CM Punk gets Paul Heyman after the match. Option C wins!

CM Punk tries to go after Paul Heyman, but Curtis Axel attacks him from behind.

Winner: CM Punk

Paul Heyman tries to run away, but security grabs him and brings him back to the ring. Heyman screams that this was all Brock Lesnar’s idea, but Punk won’t listen.

CM Punk is about to attack Paul Heyman, but Curtis Axel hits CM Punk with a low blow.

Paul Heyman pulls out handcuffs and he and Curtis Axel handcuff CM Punk.

Paul Heyman slaps CM Punk in the face several times screaming that he’s going to hurt CM Punk. Heyman taunts CM Punk telling him to fight back.

CM Punk ends up fighting back by kicking Curtis Axel in the head, then tripping Paul Heyman.

CM Punk almost attacks Paul Heyman, but Curtis Axel hits Punk in the back with a chair then beats him up further. Curtis Axel goes out of the ring and gets a Kendo Stick. Axel taunts Punk with the Kendo Stick, then hands the stick over to Paul Heyman.

CM Punk tells Paul Heyman to “Make It Count” then Paul Heyman starts beating CM Punk with the Kendo Stick! Curtis Axel holds CM Punk back as Paul Heyman continues beating CM Punk with the Kendo Stick while screaming about how much he loved CM Punk and how much gave everything for him.

Curtis Axel screams at CM Punk some gibberish about being the Intercontinental Champion and how Punk needs to learn his lesson.

Paul Heyman continues to beat CM Punk on the outside with the Kendo Stick.

Paul Heyman screams in CM Punk’s that he gave Punk his heart and that he loved him.

Paul Heyman starts to cry then walks off with Curtis Axel as WWE’s Medical Staff tends to CM Punk.

Match 04: Brie Bella vs. Natalya

JoJo is the Special Guest Ring Announcer:

Winner: Brie Bella

Post-Match, AJ Lee’s theme music plays.

AJ Lee mocks Total Divas by going over last night’s episode making fun of The Bellas Daddy Issues, Cam’ron and Naomi’s break up, Tyson Kidd and the lack of JoJo and Eva Marie.

After a few jokes on Total Divas, AJ drops a “Pipebombshell.”

The Bellas Respond by yelling, screaming and mocking AJ Lee’s Skipping:

Match 05: Alberto Del Rio vs. Rob Van Dam

RicRod gets on the table and starts chanting RVD distracting Alberto Del Rio.

RVD takes advantage and rolls up Del Rio.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

Backstage: Josh Mathews interviews Ryback and calls him out on bullying everyone. Ryback laughs it off, then grabs Josh Mathews by the cheeks and brings him to his knees. Ryback says he finally found a way to shut Mathews up, pushes him down then walks off.

Backstage: Renee Young catches up with Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel. Young says that Heyman looked shell shocked at what happened out there, then asks if he was afraid of what was going to happen next. Curtis Axel says what happened next is something that CM Punk will never forget.

Paul Heyman says that CM Punk is like a petulant child that needs to keep getting punished. Heyman tells Renee Young that he feels like a man who put his Prodigal Son in face. Heyman says CM Punk was beat by his own Father Figure and now, he will learn that Paul Heyman is the last person that he will ever come up against.

Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel close their car doors then drive off.

Match 06: Randy Orton vs. Christian

Randy Orton pushes Christian and he has a dangerous fall.

Christian hits the spear on Randy Orton, but only gets a two count.

Christian and Randy Orton go through a series of reversals.

Randy Orton hits the RKO on Christian. Winner: Randy Orton Post-Match, Daniel Bryan appears on the Titantron and congratulates Randy Orton his win and his A+ Performance. Bryan says the more he thinks about it, the more he realizes Randy Orton is the “Face Of The WWE.” Bryan compliments Orton’s pretty car, saying it’s a pretty car for a pretty man.

Daniel Bryan hypothetically asks what if he beats Randy Orton at Night Of Champions, will it make him the new face of the WWE. Daniel Bryan reveals Randy Orton’s car which has the word “YES!” spraypainted all over.

Daniel Bryan breaks out into a “YES!” chant as he shows off the “YES!” spraypaint.

Backstage: Brad Maddox apologizes to Randy Orton and Triple H about the car incident. Triple H says that he considers his car and the WWE Championship his personal property that Randy Orton just carries it for him.

Triple H demands that Brad Maddox brings out the entire locker room to watch Daniel Bryan get what he deserves tonight by The Shield. Triple H says if anyone gets involved and thinks about interfering, crossing that line or looking sideways at him, will be fired immediately and he’s gonna laugh while doing it.

Randy Orton promises that Daniel Bryan is gonna pay.

Match 07: Titus O’Neil vs. Jack Swagger

Zeb Colter comes out and says last week, The Real Americans had their victories stolen from The Prime Time Players. Zeb Colter says the definition of a Prime Time Player is a bunch of people who embarrass themselves on a nightly basis by running around like buffoons and barking like dogs.

Zeb Colter says that it’s time that The Real Americans drew a line in the sand. Colter segways into people who stand in Welfare lines then says, “If You Can’t Feed ‘Em. Don’t Breed Em.” Colter says if Mrs. O’Neil and Mrs. Young figured that out years ago, we wouldn’t have such an unworthy team. Colter says that’s The Prime Time Players are what’s wrong with America then says “We The People.”

Winners: Titus O’Neil

The Wyatt Family Speaks:

Backstage: Brad Maddox is talking with the trainer, about how CM Punk is refusing Medical Attention. Punk barges in and demands a match with Paul Heyman, Maddox makes a handicap match for Night Of Champions instead: CM Punk vs. Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman in an elimination match. Maddox claims that if Heyman tries to back out of the match, we will never see him again. Punk grabs Maddox by the tie and says that if Heyman tries to back out, we might never see Brad Maddox again.

Renee Young speaks to the WWE Roster: Renee Young asks Big Show about The Shield incident last week and if he’s frustrated. Big Show stays silent.

Renee Young asks Dolph Ziggler, but Ziggler is quiet as well.

Renee Young asks The Miz and The Miz starts to speak…

But The Miz quickly shuts up…

Match 08: Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins

Daniel Bryan hits an insane suicide dive on Seth Rollins!

Seth Rollins gets the upperhand.

Daniel Bryan hits a TOP ROPE GERMAN SUPLEX on Seth Rollins!

Daniel Bryan hits the flying knee for the win.

Winner: Daniel Bryan

Match 09: Dean Ambrose vs. Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan ends up locking the YES! Lock on Dean Ambrose but Roman Reigns interferes.

Winner: Daniel Bryan (via DQ)

Match 10: Daniel Bryan vs. Roman Reigns

Daniel Bryan locks the YES! Lock on Roman Reigns but Dean Ambrose interferes.

Winner: Daniel Bryan (via DQ)

Post-Match, The Shield beats down Daniel Bryan while the WWE Superstars watch in disgust.

The Shield continues to beat down Daniel Bryan.

Triple H’s Theme Song plays and he comes out as the roster makes room for him.

The Shield holds Daniel Bryan up allowing Roman Reigns to spear Triple H. Triple H comes out and stares down Big Show as the WWE Superstars look upset. The Shield hits Daniel Bryan with the Triple Powerbomb as Triple H continues to stare down the WWE Superstars.

Randy Orton’s theme plays and Orton comes out next. The Shield holds up Daniel Bryan, which allows Randy Orton to RKO him.

Randy Orton walks back over to Triple H and raises the WWE Championship as The Shield salutes them. Triple H taunts the WWE Superstars, then makes them spread out so he and Orton can leave.

So That Happened:

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