WWE Raw: Live Results, Reaction and Analysis for July 29
Welcome to the Bleacher Report live coverage for Monday Night Raw airing July 29, 2013. The show tonight is pre-taped, but I am still here to provide you with live coverage and analysis.
Here is a non-spoiler rundown of the matches listed for the show.
- The Shied vs. Mark Henry and The Usos
- Rob Van Dam vs. Fandango
- AJ Lee vs. Kaitlyn
- Alberto Del Rio vs. Christian in a non-title match
- Daniel Bryan vs. Kane
- John Cena vs. Ryback in a tables match
WWE has had time to polish and edit this show like they do every week on SmackDown, so this could end up feeling like a show with better pacing than usual.
Make sure to bookmark this page and come back on Monday at the start of WWE Raw for live coverage of all the pre-taped action.
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This was a decent show. It will shock nobody to find out that Daniel Bryan has the match of the night, but Christian and Del Rio put up a good showing as well.
No new feuds were set in motion, but we did get some decent progression on the current storylines.
WWE will be live again next week, so hopefully we get some surprises heading into SummerSlam.
Thanks for reading and feel free to leave your thoughts on the show below.
Daniel Bryan comes down and grabs the WWE title from the timekeeper. He hands it to Cena, but then pulls it back as Cena goes to grab it.
Cena takes the title and Bryan starts yelling Yes in his face as the crowd chants with him.
The show ends with Bryan as the focus once again.
John Cena vs. Ryback (Tables Match) Part 2
We return to see Ryback hitting a belly to belly on Cena. Cena gets sent into the steel steps outside the ring. Ryback grabs the big part of the steps and puts them in the ring.
Cena comes back and runs Ryback into the apron and barricade. Cena grabs another table and sets it up between the ring and a piece of the steps.
He brings Ryback over, but Ryback reverses the sulpex and drops Cena on the floor. Cena ends up locking Ryback in the STF inside the ring.
Ryback crawls under the ropes to get Cena off of him. Cena grabs a table and tries to drop it on Ryback outside the ring, but Ryback gets out of the way.
Ryback hits Cena with a spear outside the ring before grabbing the other set of steps and hitting Cena with them. Ryback sets up a second table between the ring and a set of ring steps.
Cena is between them and Ryback comes over to try and win the match. Cena and Ryback end up in a standoff on either side of a table.
They both grab a set of steel steps and end up throwing them at each other. They meet in the ring and Cena gets the better of the exchange, dropping Ryback on the large part of the steel steps.
Cena gets a table, but Ryback is able to grab him and drop him on his tailbone before he could set it up. Ryback grabs the table and sets it up in the corner. Ryback lays Cena out with a Meathook.
Cena ends up grabbing Ryback and putting him through the table with an AA for the win.
Winner: John Cena
John Cena vs. Ryback (Tables Match) Part 1
There is an obscene amount of tables on the stage, ramp and around the ring.
Ryback takes Cena down first with a kick to the gut. Cena comes back with hard rights hands and a clothesline that sends Ryback out of the ring.
Ryback tries to hit Cena with the table, but Cena moves as we abruptly cut to commercial.
Vince, Stephanie and Triple H have a segment where they talk about Daniel Bryan. Stephanie wants to give him a corporate makeover.
I am guessing they will try to shave the beard. The tables match is up next.
R-Truth vs. Curtis Axel
I wish Truth was taken more seriously in WWE. He was so good during his heel run.
Heyman delivers a promo during Axel's entrance. Axel gets right on Truth after the bell, but Truth turns things around with a spinning heel kick.
Truth runs through some of his signatures for a near fall. Axel hits a clothesline to the back of Truth's head to take him down.
Axel hits a nice dropkick followed by a unique move that I can't think of the name.
Punk runs down and takes out Axel before trying to get his hands on Heyman. Axel prevents Punk from getting to Heyman, but he gets taken out in the process.
Triple H and Stephanie are shown walking backstage before we get some hype for the main event of Cena vs. Ryback in a tables match.
Brie Bella vs. Natalya
The bell rings and Natalya goes right for Brie, but Brie keeps going to the ropes. Eventually Nattie gets her hands on Brie and she hits a suplex.
Brie takes control and locks Natalya in a rear chinlock. Natalya counters into an abdominal stretch, but Brie counters back and drops Natalya for a two count.
Brie keeps yelling at the ref every time she doesn't get a three count. It's kind of funny.
Natalys hits a scoop slam to take back control. She runs over Brie with a clothesline before going for THe Sharpshooter.
Nikki comes out with a kazoo and starts quacking at Natalya. I get that it was a call back to calling Natalya an ugly duckling, but that was kind of dump. Brie rolls up Natalya for the pin and the win.
Winner: Brie Bella
Lane nearly avoids the attack by going right after Bray Wyatt, but Rowan and Harper get right on him. Wyatt comes in and hits his finisher on Kane.
Wyatt delivers a promo to Kane as he lays on the mat.
Daniel Bryan vs. Kane Part 2
We return to see Bryan run into a back elbow from Kane for a near fall. Kane goes back to wrenching on Bryan's head, but Bryan is back up quickly.
Kane hits a corner clothesline, but Bryan drops him into the middle turnbuckle when he tries again. Bryan goes up top and takes Kane down with a dropkick.
Bryan hits a trio of running dropkicks in the corner for a near fall. Bryan goes to the top again, but this time he leaps off into an uppercut. Kane follows up with a sidewalk slam for a two count.
Kane goes up top and hits the flying clothesline before he signals for the Chokeslam. Bryan counters and wrestles Kane down, but he can't lock in the Yes Lock.
Kane catches Bryan and tries for a Chokeslam, but Bryan reverses it into a rollup for a pin.
Winner: Daniel Bryan
Kane grabs Bryan after the match and hits the Chokeslam. Kane goes to hit his ring pyro, but he is interrupted by The Wyatt Family's entrance.
I guess Maddox was lying earlier about them not being here.
Daniel Bryan vs. Kane Part 1
The bell rings and they take a few seconds to do anything. Bryan goes right at Kane with a high knee, but Kane takes him down with one shot.
Bryan gets back up and keeps fighting, but Kane hits a knee lift to put him down. Bryan rolls Kane over into a half Boston crab, but Kane powers out of it.
Kane slows things down a bit by stomping Bryan into the corner. Kane hits a suplex for a two count before he locks Bryan in a submission.
Kane keeps Bryan grounded with elbow drops and neck wrenches. Bryan starts to come back after fighting his way to his feet. He takes Kane over the top rope with his legs and he follows up with a running knee to the face as we head to a break.
Maybe Cena picked Bryan for Summer Slam so he can afford to buy Brie a Range Rover too #RAW— Lance Storm (@LanceStorm) July 30, 2013
After a quick recap of what happened earlier, Daniel Bryan is out for his match with Kane.
Wade Barrett vs. Cody Rhodes
Wade Barrett is already in the ring when we return. Rhodes and Barrett trade offense back and forth until Barrett clotheslines Rhodes over the top rope to the outside.
Barrett stays aggressive as he keeps up the punishment outside the ring and after he rolls Rhodes back in the ring. Rhodes tries to duke it out with Barrett, but Barrett wins the fist fight and hits a backbreaker for a two count.
Rhodes hits a moonsault from the top rope, but he can't capitalize on it right away. Rhodes hits a flurry of offense ending with a running knee to the face for a two count on Barrett.
Barrett hits his signature back kick. Rhodes counters a pump handle slam into Cross Rhodes to get the pin and the win.
Winner: Cody Rhodes
After the match Damien Sandow comes out and complains about what happened last week on SmackDown. He leaves without trying to attack Rhodes.
Christian vs. Del Rio Part 2
We return to see Del Rio still in control of Christian. Christian fights back in the corner and hits a tornado DDT for a two count. Christian is really selling the offense Del Rio has put in on his arm.
Christian hits a missile dropkick for another two count. Del Rio takes back control after a clothesline and several headbutts. Christian gets sent to the apron, but he ends up using it to his advantage by pulling Del Rio backwards across the top rope.
Christian comes back in and gets hit with a tilt-a-whirl backbreaker for another near fall. Del Rio jumps off the ropes, but Christian moves.
Del Rio rolls out of the ring to avoid a Spear. As Christian chases him back into the ring he hits a kick to the head for a close two count on Christian.
Christian counters a Cross Armbreaker into pinning combination to get a quick three count.
That was a fun match with a lot of back and forth action. Christian getting a clean win over the World Champion on Raw is great to see.
Christian vs. Alberto Del Rio Part 1
Cole plugs JBL climbing Mt. Blanc for his Seven Summits For Kids as Christian makes his way out. Del Rio heads to the ring, still missing his personal ring announcer.
Del Rio and Christian go back and forth for a bit. They are keeping a pretty fast pace until Del Rio get back dropped over the top rope to the outside.
Del Rio sidesteps Christian outside the ring and Christian runs right into the steel steps. Del Rio hits a running kick to Christian's arm right against the steel steps.
We head to a break as Del Rio rolls him back in the ring.
Daniel Bryan is shown asking John Cena if Vince McMahon was right about why Cena picked Bryan as his opponent. Cena walks off after Bryan implies McMahon could be right.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Big E. Langston
The match gets going as soon as we return from the break. They start off with a little foot chase before Langston takes Ziggler down with one shot.
Langston yells at Ziggler as he beats on him, but Ziggler is able to fend him off in the corner. He runs right into Langston's arms and gets thrown. Langston follows up with a big running splash for a two count.
Langston locks in a bearhug before he hits two backbreakers on Ziggler for another near fall. Langston keeps control of the match for awhile, but Ziggler moves and Langston ends up hitting the ring post with his shoulder.
Ziggler hits a nice dropkick to take control, but AJ ends up coming in the ring and causing a DQ.
Winner by DQ: Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler escapes a totally demented AJ. Langston gets in the ring and yells at AJ for costing him the match. Ziggler comes back in and hits the Zig Zag on Langston before heading back up the ramp.
As AJ starts to freak out we see Dolph Ziggler come out. How many colors do his shirts come in? It seems like he has a new color every week.
Ziggler mocks her for losing before challenging Langston to a match, which he seems happy to go along with. We head to a break as Ziggler heads to the ring.
AJ vs. Kaitlyn
Both women are out for this match after the break. AJ pie-faces Kaitlyn and Kaitlyn shoves her to the ground. AJ end up taking control and she wraps up Kaitlyn's arm to prepare for he submission hold.
AJ rolls over into a bridge while keeping Kaitlyn in an armlock. Kaitlyn makes it to the ropes to break the holds. Kaitlyn avoids AJ in the corner, but she ends up getting taken out by a knee to the head to give AJ a near fall.
Kaitlyn comes back and hits a backbreaker, but when she tries for a Spear she gets a knee to the face from AJ. AJ keeps up the punishment on Kaitlyn's arm for a bit as the match slows down.
Kaitlyn ends up hitting a Spear out of nowhere to pick up the pin and the win.
I guess AJ was right about Kaitlyn always hitting her with a Spear.
AJ is shown being really weird towards Big E. Langston backstage. She skips away as Langston just looks dumbfounded.
RVD vs. Fandango
Fandango is out after the break Not as many people seem to be doing the Fandango anymore. The crowd chants for RVD as they lock up.
RVD takes Fandango down with a body scissors, but he can't keep him down for a pin. Fandango tries to show off and RVD kicks him in the face.
RVD ends up hitting a moonsault off the apron to the outside, but Fandango ends up taking RVD out as they get back in the ring.
RVD takes back control and he gets on the top rope for a Frog Splash, but Fandango rolls out of the ring and decides to leave the match. The ref counts him out and RVD gets the win.
Fandango gets a mic from somewhere and says his name with a smile on his face as if he won the match.
Kane is shown asking Brad Maddox where The Wyatt Family is. Maddox says they aren't here, but he can send them a message by beating Daniel Bryan tonight.
We go back to the ring for the next match, RVD vs. Fandango.
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