Monday, July 15, 2013

WWE Monday Night Raw 7/15/2013 Results and Review

WWE Monday Night Raw 7/15/2013 Results and Review

Last week's show is here:

My Money in the Bank Review is here:

Brad Maddox gave himself a drumroll and announced a MITB rematch with Alberto Del Rio vs Dolph Ziggler for tonight.

John Cena came out.

Cena said it's Brad's only chance to be in the same ring with someone who is hated more than him. He said he'd give Brad a chance as GM.

Brad Maddox told John Cena he could choose his Summerslam opponent. Cena told him he was stupider than he looked. John Cena said he could challenge Dok Hendrix, Dutch Mantel or Michael Cole. He even mentioned the Bella Twins.
Randy Orton came out.
Orton said Cena may not have the title at SS. He said he won't cash in tonight and make the same stupid mistake Cena did last year.

Fandango came out after Orton said he'd not tell Cena ahead of time of his cash in.

Fandango and Orton brawled after Fandango said his name and Brad said they can have a match now.

The crowd was super hot for Fandango and were Fandangoing.

Fandango vs Randy Orton
Fandango stalled on the outside as they were on the app. He mostly danced in place.

"When I was champion, I would of wrestled Hornswoggle." - JBL on Cena getting to choose his opponent | "He's like a cross between MC Hammer and GSP." - JBL on Fandango

"I crossed Christian in the hall today. He smiled and one of his teeth cracked right in half." - King
On the app, Fandango was in control and posing behind Orton. He put Orton in a chinlock and worked it a while. He got a knee into Randy's gut when he got up and got a 2 off of a pin.

Orton beat Fandango with an RKO. Decent match here with the highlight being Orton's superplex. Orotn's hand was bleeding from the night before.

Dolph and AJ met backstage. Dolph said it was time to move on. Dolph meant that it was time to move on from their relationship and he said "we're done".

Mark Henry was walking backstage.
They put up a poll on the WWE app. We could choose who the Real American's could fight. The choices were The Uso's, Tons of Funk and The PTP's.

Mark Henry came out.
"Last night at Money in the Bank, John Cena came as advertised. He truly is one of the greatest WWE champions of all time. He did one thing that I thought was impossible, he beat me." - Mark Henry
"You tapped out." - The fans | "I did tap out. He'll tap everyone of you out too." - Mark Henry
Henry said he wanted to be Cena's opponent at Summerslam and The Shield came.

The Shield beat up Henry and triple powerbombed him. There was a cool spot where Ambrose was on Henry's back and Henry fought off Shield before being speared.

On the app, The Miz challenged John Cena for Summerslam.

Brad was talking to his mom on the phone when Jericho came in. Brad said Jericho should face RVD to impress Cena tonight.

Dolph Ziggler vs Alberto Del Rio

Dolph went flying out of the ring badly to send us to the app.

Alberto won with a superkick. AJ came down near the end, rang the bell and distracted everyone. Then during this, the match wasn't stop and ADR got the kick in for the win. After the match, AJ and Big E attacked and left Dolph laying. This was a great match with a bad finish. These two just work so well together. Dolph's bump to the outside was legendary and absolutely scary. Rating:***1/2

The Shield cut a promo on the app saying Henry is a cog of injustice and called him an old man.

R-Truthcame out and rapped. The Wyatt Family then came out too.

The Wyatt Family attacked.
"Everything is not alright. What if I was to tell you the man that made you was a liar? What if I was to tell you your flesh and blood turned their back on you? I would never turn on you..Just maybe I, Bray Wyatt, the eater of worlds, have been the answer all along." - Bray Wyatt

"Kane, Follow the buzzards." - Bray Wyatt
Truth came back in with a chair after getting beaten up, Bray dared him to hit him. Truth then got jumped again and The Family posed over top of him.

They showed the WWE performance center video again.

The Real Americans vs The Uso's
"They call this the melting potty? It should be called the port-a-potty." - Zeb
The RA's challenged Cena.

The Uso's won in a quick match after reversing Karelin's lift. Cesaro hit it once earlier but they got a roll-up out of it the second time. Decent but fast match.

Alberto was interviewed on the app. He said no more chances for Dolph as he isn't ready. Alberto said "Damien who?" and didn't seem bothered about him.

They ran an anti-bullying promo. Guess they haven't been paying attention to Sheamus' actions lately.

Damien Sandow vs Christian
"His teeth are so crooked they'll need a road map to find his teeth." - King

Christian won after reversing an Elbow of Disdain in an okay match. Afterwards, Cody attacked and got revenge to a big pop.

On the WWE app, Vickie was protesting and had a "Vote for Vickie" sign around her collecting signatures.

They had a 1-800-Fella commercial with some guy needing a cure for hiccups.

Brie Bella vs Naomi

"They say that all men are pigs. Well, I like bacon." - King talking about a convo with The Bella's.

Naomi won with a crossbody. Quick but decent match here. Naomi hit the rear view and a nice crossbody.

On the app, Titus and DY argued over who should challenge Cena at Summerslam. Cena walked in on the argument.  Titus brought up "Uncle Pancake Patterson" and their last match with Cena. Titus said if they fight Cena or not, they will still make millions of dollars. They did the dance.

CM Punk came out.
Punk called out Paul and Brock

Paul said there was no one in the ring.
Paul said Punk isn't the best in the world without Paul.
Paul said Punk failed us when he couldn't beat Taker. Paul said Punk thought he was better than Paul.

Paul said history would show he was the one who dumped Punk. Paul said Punk wanted this to be personal and it was personal. Paul said Punk had no wife, kids and he is estranged from his mom. He said Punk only has the fans.
"I'm a whole lot worse personally." - Paul
Paul said Punk took his best friend away from him so Paul took Punk's title chance away from him. Paul said his children asked why Punk didn't listen to him and talked about how Brock would beat Punk.
"I betrayed you because CM Punk, you can't beat Brock Lesnar." - Paul Heyman

"This time, I'm gonna swear on your children that I will get you." - Punk |

Paul yelled "It's Clobbering Time" and Brock came out. Brock and Punk had a great brawl. Punk got tossed into the rails, tossed over a table then F-5'd through a table.

On the app, they showed Ultimate Warrior vs Hulk Hogan from Wrestlemania 6, which I reviewed here:

Khali said something to Cena in his language and Cena responded in the same language. It was about Summerslam.

"Good luck in your future endeavors tonight." - Triple H
Trips and Steph didn't like Brad having Cena pick his opponent and grilled him on it. Triple H said Brad was the GM because he was the only man standing there at the time.

Chris Jericho vs Rob Van Dam

During this, Jerry Lawler kept claiming that he invented "Mr. Monday Night" when that's not even close to true at all, as RVD had been using that name in ECW. On the app, RVD was in control. Him and Jericho fought a little on the outside with Jericho getting his head knocked into the apron. RVD did a back kick off the apron onto Jericho.

RVD hit a moonsault off the apron to send us to commercial, after taking a Jericho deadlift powerbomb. RVD hit a springboard Ryder kick on Jericho on the app.

Rob Van Dam beat Chris Jericho with the Five Star Frog Splash. Great match. They went back and forth and just matched up well. RVD busted out some new moves like a swanton to a standing Jericho and looked so different and fresher than he did in his TNA run. The crowd loved it and the announcers put it over. This was just very well done and was stiff. This was RVD at his best. Rating:***3/4

John Cena chooses his Summerslam opponent

John Cena said he can't choose his opponent tonight because he can't decide. He said he didn't think of the fans. Cena said he needed the fans help to decide. The crowd chanted for Daniel Bryan, which should have ended the thing right here.
Cena asked about Heath Slater since it was his birthday. He asked about Orton and Khali and both got jeered. Alberto got big boo's.  The crowd cheered Jericho some. RVD got the biggest pop so far. The crowd didn't cheer for Fandango. Sheamus got big boo's. Ryback got the biggest boo's of the night and asked if anyone was forgotten and the crowd chanted YES and Daniel Bryan. Cena brushed it off and we got another "Daniel Bryan" chant.

John Cena selected Daniel Bryan to be his Summerslam opponent. It's Daniel Bryan vs John Cena at Summerslam.

Overall thoughts:
Good Raw with tons of good matches.


  1. I thought Jerry Lawler did invent it... during the ECW Invasion on Raw in 1997? Maybe not.

  2. MultyOfTheChi ‏@DaDreadhawKing 15 Jul

    I never seen anyone take it to Brock Lesnar like CM Punk just did. #StillStanding #BITW #RAW

    My reaction: that person clearly did not see the most recent Brock Lesnar showings: Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar Part 1, 2, and 3.

  3. Add in Brock vs Cena too for Brock Lesnar whoopings!