Last week's show is here: http://prowresblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/wwe-monday-night-raw-7152013-results.html
I previewed tonight's show here: http://prowresblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/wwe-monday-night-raw-7222013-preview.html
They recapped the Brock attack from last week to start the show.
|"There's nobody more Texas than the sheriff of WWE Raw...Me!" - Brad|
|"Some say he more resembles a troll than a WWE champion." - Brad on DB|
|"I chose you for this match because you earned it and you deserved it." - John Cena|
|"You are the best competition in the WWE right now and I will prove at Summerslam that even the best isn't good enough." - John Cena|
|"No, no you don't interrupt me." - DB|
Sheamus vs Alberto Del Rio
|Sheamus' MITB bruise|
On the app, they showed clips from Comic Con with Dolph. They showed a guy in the Powered Toast Man costume from Ren and Stimpy and some guy in a Wolverine get up. Dolph interviewed various people in dumb costumes. The Great Googily Woogily appeared, whoever that is besides a goof in a costume. He sadly has a better gimmick than most of the roster. Dolph then made lots of nerd jokes and mentioned mothers cleaning Mountain Dew off basement floors. All we needed was keyboard thug for the center X.
|"If I wasn't going to be named as general manager, then maybe Mr. McMahon made the right decision. I'm out of here." - Teddy|
On the app, Josh interviewed Alberto Del Rio. Alberto told Josh he was a pain. Josh brought up Damien Sandow watching Alberto's match. Alberto said he didn't know or care who Sandow is. Way to put him over. ADR said the belt tells Josh everything.
Christian vs Titus O'Neil
|"The state flower here is mildew." - Lawler|
|"Happy Birthday Shawn Michaels. He's probably out there hunting JR." - JBL|
|"There goes Harpo." - JBL|
|"You little twerp. You're about average size. I hate average." - Ryback | "Hey, the big guy needs to eat. You, people like you, deserve to be intimidated by me." - Ryback|
|"I'm proud of the fact that I'm a raised and born Texan." - Mark Henry|
|"My heart don't pump Kool-Aid." - Mark Henry|
|"Please don't come out there. If you do, it will prove all the nice things you said, all the complimentary things, were lies." - DB|
Darren Young vs Dolph Ziggler
|"Darren Young combs his hair more than Buddy Landell." - JBL|
|"Dolph and I have something in common, all of our ex's are now in Texas." - JBL|
On the app, the Uso's got interviewed. They said Henry had their back on SD and they returned the favor. They said they had unfinished business with The Shield. They called themselves "The only true tag team in the building".
MizTV with the cast of Total Divas
|The Bella Twins I'm seeing only include one person.|
The PTP's were in the back and Titus asked if DY was tired of losing. DY said we started at the bottom and ended up at the bottom. Titus said their bank accounts are dwindling. Darren Young blew his nose in Titus O'Neil's shirt. Titus O'Neil said they would set up a banana pudding stand at Summerslam. Darren Young said they should have a hot cocoa stand. Titus said they need to go after the kids. Titus said they should sell the kids "magic erasers" and then they would be right back on top. They then did the dance.
|"Daniel Bryan could be the future of the WWE." - Triple H | "Right now, I think it really doesn't matter what you throw at Daniel Bryan. He's so drive, he can do anything." - Triple H|
They had a package on the Wyatt Family.
R-Truth was wearing a white suit and was interviewed by Dawson about the Wyatt's. Truth said he wasn't all together upstairs but The Wyatt's were a different subject. Truth said this is real and "you kick my dog, I'm gonna kick yo cat" and "you can't fight numbers, nobody can fight numbers". "It's not about fearing what's it in the dark, it's about not knowing what's in the dark".
Fandango vs Cody Rhodes
|"Summer Rae told me today is Fandango's birthday." - King | "You were talking to Summer Rae?" - JBL|
|"Looks like his birthday candles just lit up." - King, talking about it being Fandango's birthday.|
Wade was interviewed and said he'd beat RVD tonight and it's good the British Royal baby was born.
CM Punk came out.
|"He can beat me down, but he can't keep me down." - Punk|
|"I am not afraid of Brock Lesnar." - Punk|
|"It doesn't matter what he thinks, it doesn't matter what Paul Heyman thinks, this is my ring." - CM Punk|
|"If Brock is the beast incarnate, I am the beast slayer." - Punk "I want the best vs the beast at Summerslam." - Punk|
|"They're not people, they're not animals, they're...Texans." - Paul Heyman|
|"Show me a hero and I'll show you a coward who ran out of options or a fool who is too stupid to stay down. So what are you Punk, a coward or are you a fool?" - Paul Heyman|
|"If this is a fight you want, your challenge is accepted at Summerslam. But please stop calling this the best vs the beast. The best is the beast and he's my client and my best friend in the world, Brock Lesnar." - Paul Heyman|
Wade Barrett vs Rob Van Dam
Curtis Axel got interviewed on the app. He said the IC title started in 1990 when his dad won the IC title.
Daniel Bryan Gauntlet
I'm guessing we are maybe looking at Axel, Swagger and Cesaro. My dream is Cesaro, McIntyre and I don't care who is the third.
|"Good news Mr. Austin,you are not the father." - Zeb Coulter|
Daniel Bryan vs Jack Swagger
Daniel Bryan vs Antonio Cesaro
This is legit my WWE dream match right now and the match between the two best wrestlers in the world. So, this will likely go about a whole 2 minutes. Cesaro sent DB outside early and hit his head off the barricade. Cesaro then did the giant swing to DB on the barricade. Cesaro put him back in and they exchanged great forearms. Cesaro did the Swiss Death Uppercut and got tons of air on DB.
Brad Maddox said he had another one for DB and wanted to see how DB did.
Daniel Bryan vs Ryback
After the match, Cena made the save and beat up Ryback. He challenged Ryback to a tables match next week and it was accepted. Vince also made Brad sign Kane vs Daniel Bryan for next week.
No Big Show tonight for whatever reason.
Overall thoughts: This was the Daniel Bryan show and it was awesome. He had about 30 minutes straight of great wrestling and he was at his best here. He made the show along with CM Punk and turned what would have been a so-so Raw into a good one!