Event: WWE Monday Night RAW
Airdate: Monday, July 8th, 2013 (USA Network)
Location: The 1st Mariner Arena in Baltimore, MD
Results by Anthony Cassano
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
This week's edition of WWE RAW opens up with a vignette for The Wyatt Family, Erick Rowan, Luke Harper and Bray Wyatt, who will debut tonight. Obey, danger. They're coming. From there, we head to the usual video opening.
Vickie Guerrero In-Ring Segment
We head to the ring and Vickie Guerrero is waiting with Brad Maddox. Vickie welcomes everyone to RAW. They're standing in front of a ladder. Vickie talks about what the ladder represents, and brings up such names as Shawn Michaels, Razor Ramon and Triple H. She says this ladder represents her career with WWE. If she falls, she's blaming it on all of the fans. Vickie climbs to the top of the ladder and talks about how tough her job has been. Jerry Lawler interupts Vickie from the announce table. Lawler notes that the McMahon family are considering all opinions tonight, including those of the fans. He says fans can get on the WWE App and vote on Vickie's future. Vickie then starts kissing the fans asses and saying they are all like her family. Vickie also reveals that John Cena and Mark Henry will meet face-to-face in the ring tonight. Additionally, Christian vs. Kane, Randy Orton vs. CM Punk and Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan will take place tonight.
Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan is out first, to a nice reaction from the fans in Baltimore. Sheamus is out next, but not before another promo airs for Rob Van Dam's return at the upcoming Money In The Bank pay-per-view. Back from commercial and Sheamus is in the ring. The two lock-up and Sheamus over-powers Bryan early on. Sheamus takes him down with a headlock. Sheamus knocks Bryan down a few more times with power-shoulderblocks. Bryan getting some offense in now. Bryan working over the arm of Sheamus. Sheamus fighting back now. Sheamus takes Bryan down and is now working over Bryan's arm. Sheamus catches Bryan a few moments later with the Irish Curse for a nearfall. Sheamus ends up outside the ring on the floor. Bryan leaps out from the apron but Sheamus catches him and drops him face-first into the ringside barrier. Both men are down as we head to another mid-match commercial. We return from commercial and Bryan is fighting out of a headlock. Sheamus catches Bryan running off the ropes with the Irish Curse for a nearfall. Sheamus attempts a Brogue Kick, but Bryan avoids it and Sheamus goes flying over the top and onto the floor for his efforts. Bryan landing multiple kicks to the chest of Sheamus. Bryan and Sheamus on the top rope in the corner. Bryan looking for a hurricanrana but Sheamus avoids it. Sheamus goes for White Noise but Bryan avoids it. Bryan lands a big kick for another nearfall. Sheamus locks in the Cloverleaf submission but Bryan counters it with a roll-up for the 1-2-3.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
After The Match
Following the match, Bryan and Sheamus meet face-to-face in the middle of the ring and both look up at the Money In The Bank briefcase. They shake hands and Sheamus heads to the back.
Wyatt Family Video Segment
We see a video segment of a WWE camera crew out "in the sticks" looking for The Wyatt Family. Someone informs them that it's about two miles up the road. On that note, we head to commercial.
We return from commercial and we see a recap of what happened on SmackDown with AJ Lee and Kaitlyn. From there, Big E. Langston is backstage with AJ live at RAW. Dolph Ziggler comes in and asks Langston to give them a minute alone. Ziggler brings up the fact that she was not at ringside with him at RAW or SmackDown last week. AJ smooths things over, but Ziggler is only interested in winning the World Heavyweight Championship back from Alberto Del Rio.
Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns vs. Brodus Clay & Tensai (Non-Title)
We return live to the arena after the video and backstage segments. Out comes WWE Tag-Team Champions and members of The Shield, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins. We head to commercial. Tons Of Funk will be the opponents to Rollins and Reigns. Tons Of Funk isolate Rollins early on. Rollins and Reigns regain control of the offense. The two are now isolating Brodus Clay and working him over. Reigns tries to power-lift Brodus, but Brodus manages to slide out the back door. Both guys make the tag to their respective partners. Tensai comes in and cleans house to fire up the crowd. Rollins eventually cuts him off with a facebuster to regain the offensive control of the contest. Rollins kicks Brodus off the ring apron, and was looking for a top-rope high spot, but Tensai blocked it and nailed a Sky-High Bomb for a nearfall. Reigns tags in and hits a big spear on Tensai for the 1-2-3.
Winners: Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns
Second Wyatt Family Video Segment
We return from commercial after the Rollins/Reigns vs. Clay/Tensai match and we see another Wyatt Family video. Another "earlier this week" video when a "reporter" and "WWE camera crew" arrived in the sticks airs. This time we see the camera crew arriving to an old Southern plantation-style looking home. The video showed footage of Wyatt Family member Erick Rowan cutting lumber, then Luke Harper suddenly appears in the camera shot. He tells the reporter "Follow me..."
John Cena & Mark Henry In-Ring Segment
John Cena comes out and talks about how hype the crowd is this week. He calls Mark Henry out and Henry makes his way to the ring. Henry says Cena has the same look on his face that he had last week - the look of fear. Cena claims he isn't afraid. Henry says he should be. Henry says he's starved and only one thing can cure his hunger. Cena questions out loud if that one thing is a Snickers candy bar. Henry doesn't find that funny. Henry refers to Cena as a puppet, which he says is the same as the fans. Henry says... (Continues on next page)