Airdate: Monday, August 19th, 2013 (USA Network)
Location: The Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Results by Rajah
“Yes, sir, we promised you a great main event…”
We are live in Anaheim, California! The show begins with Cena coming out to the ring. He is disgusted about what happened last night. There are "Cena sucks" chants. Cena says thank you for the warm welcome. He says that Daniel Bryan earned the title last night. He thanks Bryan for bringing out the best in him and for reminding him that superstars should only be judged based on their commitment to their work in the ring. The camera zooms in on his elbow as Cena says the doctors had told him he should not compete at summerslam. Cena makes it clear that he was not using this as excuse and that he was beaten by a better man. When Cena heard what happened to Bryan after their match he was disgusted. Cena announces that he will have to leave for 4 to 6 months to heal his injury. The crowd chants "YES!" Cena wants to announce someone that deserves to be called champion. He announces Daniel Bryan.
Bryan comes out and is handed the microphone as Cena exits the ring. Lots of "YES" and "Daniel Bryan" chants. Before Bryan can speak, Stephanie McMahon comes out. She says that she is sorry. Bryan had a hard fought victory, but Triple H only did what was best for business. The crowd boos and chants "NO!" Bryan expects this from Stephanie or Vince, but not from Triple H, a rebel, a leader. Bryan says that it must be true: when you lie down with trash, sooner or later, you start to stink. Bryan says he is not afraid of being fired and wrestling in armories. But before he leaves he is going to get his money's worth. Stephanie says that his anger management issues are messing with his mind. She needs to manage his expectations. Not everyone can be WWE champion material and critiques his look and size. She knows the WWE universe loves him. She says that Bryan may not be an A, but he is a solid B+. Bryan says that's funny because she is reminding him of a word that starts with "B" right now. The crowd lets loose with "bitch" chants. Bryan says he doesn't have to accept this. He can be champion and he doesn't care what she thinks. Stephanie begins to talk but Bryan knocks the mic out of her hand and kicks it out of the ring. She gets another mic and tells Bryan to calm down. Stephanie won't accept this unprofessional behavior and calls security. The crowd chants "Daniel Bryan" and "NO!" as he exits the arena.
Cody Rhodes vs Damien Sandow
Sandow starts the match off by stomping Cody into the corner. Cody breaks out but is bulled back into the corner by Sandow. Cody hits a suplex and tries to knock Sandow over the ropes, but is countered by Sandow. Cody hits a missile dropkick off the top rope and knocks him out of the ring as soon as he stands up. Cody hits another suplex outside of the ring. Back in the ring Cody gets a 2-count. Cole notes that Cody no longer has a mustache. Sandow pushes Cody out of the ring. Sandow then goes out and throws him back in, followed by a suplex. Cody climbs to teh top rope but Sandow grabs his arm and throws him down to the center of the ring, getting a 2-count.
Back from commercial, Sandow has Cody in a neckhold. Cody breaks out but is sammed by Sandow. Sandow sets up for the elbow of disdain and hits it, getting a 2-count. Sandow sets Cody up on the top rope but Cody knocks him off. Cody hits a flying moonsault from the top rope. Cody hits a back body drop. Cody goes for Cross Rhodes but Sandow counters. Cody propels off the middle rope and hits a kick to the head. Sandow rolls under the ropes. Sandow pulls Cody down onto the top rope. Sandow throws Cody into the corner, Cody jumps up and lands behind Sandow and gets a roll-up 3-count.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
Maddox is backstage. He quotes Ziggler referring to what happened last night with Triple H: "I wondered what his intentions were. To be honest I have never really trusted him since I started working here." To give Ziggler a chance to show off, he will compete in a 3 on 1 handicap match tonight against The Shield.
Paul Heyman is in the ring wearing a sling. He says tonight he will give the people a lesson in...