WWE Raw: Live Results, Reaction and Analysis for August 19
Welcome to Bleacher Report's live coverage for the post-SummerSlam edition of Monday Night Raw.
Sunday's events will certainly have plenty of fallout on Monday's show. It's hard to tell what the bigger story is: Triple H's heel turn on Daniel Bryan or the fact that Randy Orton is now the WWE champion and probably also a heel.
The Beast beat the Best, Alberto Del Rio is still the world champion, The Wyatt Family abducted Kane and Dean Ambrose is still the U.S. champion.
SummerSlam is bound to have fans split on whether cutting Bryan's title run to just a few minutes was the right move, as well as whether the pay-per-view was actually any good.
How will John Cena and Daniel Bryan react to losing the WWE title?
What will CM Punk have to say about Paul Heyman and losing to Brock Lesnar?
What will Triple H and Vince McMahon have to say for themselves?
And lastly, are the Wyatts trying to turn Kane over to their side, or are they just going to torture him?
Make sure to bookmark this page and come back on Monday at the start of WWE Raw for answers to all these questions and live coverage of all the action!
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I thought the final segment was great for Bryan. This positions him as the top babyface to take on Orton and the McMahon family. While Cena is out, Bryan will become a huge focal point in WWE.
It's so great that Orton is back to being a heel. I thought he might still get a decent pop on Raw, but he got quite a bit of heat.
Del Rio and RVD will be a fresh feud that could help keep the World title interesting, and it appears Punk is not done with Paul Heyman.
What did you think of tonight's show?
I love how Randy Orton can punt Triple H and Vince, as well as DDT Stephanie, and a few years later he is in the ring hugging all of them.
WWE is the ultimate soap opera sometimes.
Orton says he told everyone that he would shock us when he cashed in.
Triple H invites Bryan to come to the ring and says what he feels he needs to say. Triple H gets the crowd to chant Yes and then he calls for Bryan's music to try and draw him out.
Bryan finally comes out next to the stage and makes his way down to the ring. The Shield attack Bryan outside the ring. Bryan is able to fight them all off and then he starts to go back to the ring.
Reigns Spears him out of nowhere when he gets near the ring and then the whole group stomp a mud-hole in Bryan.
Triple H stops them from doing the Triple Powerbomb, and now he says Bryan can come in the ring, even though he just took a beating.
Right as Bryan makes it into the ring he gets RKO'd by Orton. The show ends with Vince, Steph, Triple H and Orton all holding their hands up together as Bryan lays in the ring.
Triple H is out after the break, with the entire WWE roster out on the apron for Orton's title celebration.
The Shield are at ringside as security. Vince and Stephanie are in the ring already and Vince talks about what a wonderful night this is.
Triple H says he did what he did to ensure the future of WWE. Triple H says he likes Daniel Bryan, and he deserved to win, but he doesn't deserve to hold the title.
Triple H gives one of the most confusing promos ever. He really seems to genuinely think he did the right thing despite how much it hurt him. This is a layered performance.
Triple H brings out Randy Orton, who makes his way past the Superstars on the ramp.
Miz vs. Wade Barrett
Barrett and Miz are out after the break for a singles match. Barrett takes control early on, getting a near fall after a running boot to the face.
Barrett grounds Miz with a headlock for a bit. Miz fights out and manages to get a near fall on Barrett, but Barrett ends up running him down with an elbow to take back control.
A small chant for Barrett breaks out right before Miz starts to build a head of steam. Miz starts to focus on Barrett's leg to set up for the Figure Four.
Miz ends up locking in the Figure Four, but Fandango comes out of nowhere and delivers a leg drop to Miz from the top rope.
Fandango and Summer Rae dance a bit before we go backstage to see Maddox telling Stephanie that Daniel Bryan is back in the building.
She thanks him and then walks into Vince's office.
3MB vs. The Usos
Slater and Jey Uso lock up and The Usos quickly get the advantage with a double team.
After some back and forth action we end up with Slater back in the ring and in control of Jimmy Uso until Jimmy hits a big kick.
Both men struggle to get to their corners. Jey comes in off the hot tag and he starts running through Jinder Mahal with a bunch of his usual offense.
Slater saves the match by breaking up a pin, but he gets sent to the outside. One Uso takes out Slater and McIntyre with a suicide dive outside the ring, and the other one takes out Mahal with a Superfly Splash for the pin and the win.
Winners: The Usos
WHAT? LOS MATADORES??? MORE ILLEGALS???— Zeb Colter (@WWEZeb) August 20, 2013
A promo airs for Epico and Primo in a new matador gimmick. This is like the 90s all over again.
R-Truth vs. Bray Wyatt
Wyatt uses his entire body to mow down Truth at one point. He crushes Truth in the corner before hitting him with his finisher.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Truth went from being in a WWE title match with John Cena to basically being a jobber. It's sad. I miss the days of crazy Truth.
Punk is still in the ring when we return. Axel comes out with Heyman and heads to the ring. Punk goes right for Axel when he comes in the ring.
Punk grabs the chair he was sitting in and starts beating Axel with it. The fight spills outside the ring and Axel gets control, sending Punk into the barricade.
Punk back drops Axel over the barricade and then he starts hitting Axel with everything in the timekeeper's area. He throws Axel back in the ring, but Axel goes after his hurt leg with the steel chair.
Axel picks him up and hits his finisher before he wraps Punk's leg in the steel chair. Punk avoids Axel coming off the ropes and then he gets in several chair shots to Axel before he runs Axel into the steel steps and then hits him with the GTS off the steel steps.
The segment ends with Heyman and Punk staring each other down.
CM Punk is out after the break to a great reaction, as one would expect him to get after a match like he had at SS. He limps his way to the ring as JBL and Cole recall the match from SummerSlam. Some guy boos during his promo and he calls the guy out right in the middle of the promo.
This is hilarious.
Punk says he is pissed and pretty much dares the guy to come in the ring. He gets censored a few times during this whole thing.
Punk calls out Heyman to come to the ring to see if he will get his apology. Heyman comes out with Curtis Axel right behind him.
Punk goes off on Heyman, threatening him with all kinds of violence. He challenges Heyman to come fight him like a man. Heyman tells Axel to get ready for a fight.
Heyman says if Punk is still in the ring after a commercial break, he will send Curtis Axel to the ring to fight Punk in his weakened condition.
Big Show vs. The Shield
As soon as the bell rings, Show goes after Reigns and sends him out of the ring. He proceeds to dismantle Ambrose and Rollins.
He tosses Ambrose out and then he throws out Rollins. Reigns comes back in to a Spear from Big Show. The Shield regroup outside the ring as Big Show watched from the ring.
Rollins and Ambrose attempt to get some offense in on Big Show, but he keeps sending them packing.
Rollins and Ambrose try to double suplex Show, but he suplexes the two of them instead. Reigns comes back in and takes out Big Show with a Spear.
They call for the Triple Powerbomb. and hit it to get the pin and the win.
Winners: The Shield
That did not go the way I thought it would.
Ryback is shown bullying some jobber backstage. Big Show is out next looking slimmer than he has looked in years. He looks almost like WCW shape again.
Fandango and Summer Rae make a Foot Locker product placement actually kind of funny. After the commercial within the show is over we get a SummerSlam video package.
Big Show is backstage with Renee Young, and Show says he is going to team up with Mark Henry to challenge The Shield for the titles at some point.
Maddox comes up and puts Big Show in a handicap match with The Shield for tonight, but in this match they all get to be in the ring at the same time.
The Real Americans vs. Prime Time Players
Zeb Colter gives a pre-match promo. PTP come out, and it looks like they might be playing babyfaces. Cesaro and Young start things off.
Swagger tags in, but he gets hit with a double shoulder block by PTP. Cesaro is back in off the tag and he gets Titus up and over for the delayed gutwrench.
Swagger is back in and he starts to focus on the leg of Titus to set up for the Patriot Lock. Swagger hits the Swaggerbomb and then Cesaro leap frogs Swagger and lands right on Titus' gut with both feet.
Darren Young comes in off the hot tag and he runs all over Cesaro. Titus helps keep Swagger at bay while Young hits Cesaro with the gutbuster for the pin and the win.
PTP celebrate after their victory, which gets a good reaction from the crowd. Did I miss a face turn at some point?
Sin Cara vs. Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio gets in the first few shots, but Sin Cara sends him out of the ring and then follows him with a suicide dive.
The ref calls for the bell because Sin Cara hurt his arm during the suicide dive. Del Rio is pissed and keeps trying to attack Sin Cara.
Winner: Alberto Del Rio
Del Rio grabs a mic and talks about wanting to be a hero to his Mexican brothers. Ricardo Rodriguez comes out and says Del Rio is not a hero to anyone.
Ricky says he represents somebody new, somebody who will actually stand for people. He is now RVD's personal ring announcer.
RVD comes out and goes to the ring. ADR and RVD start fighting immediately. RVD gets on the top rope for his Frog Splash, but Del Rio rolls out of the ring to escape.
RVD and Ricky celebrate in the ring to end the segment.
Cole hypes Randy Orton's WWE Championship coronation for later tonight. How awesome would it be if he and Triple H came out to Evolution's music one more time?
The Shield vs. Dolph Ziggler
This will be a tag-style handicap match. Ambrose starts out against Ziggler. Ziggler manages to keep a level of control over Ambrose until Rollins gets tagged in.
Ziggler goes after Rollins with hard shots to the head, but he eventually gets taken down by a kick to the gut. Reigns tags in and keeps up the punishment.
Quick tags between The Shield keep Ziggler grounded for a little while. Ziggler tries to use the sleeper on Ambrose, but Reigns ends up being tagged in.
Ziggler gets on a roll and he runs through Reigns with al his signatures while keeping Rollins and Ambrose at bay. Ziggler suplexes Rollins right out of the ring and he immediately grabs his knee.
Ziggler turns right into a Spear from Reigns to give The Shield the pin and the win.
Winners: The Shield
After the match, The Shield hit the Triple Powerbomb to Ziggler just to rub salt in the wound.
Ziggler is out after the break for his match against The Shield.
The Funkadactyls vs. Layla and Aj
Layla and AJ attack The Funkadactyls before the match even begins. Once the bell rings, AJ is in control of Naomi.
Some of the crowd actually chants for AJ as she continues to punish Naomi with a sleeper. AJ ends up getting kicked right in the head, so she tags in Layla.
Layla ends up being rolled up by Naomi for the pin and the win.
Ziggler is shown backstage heading to the ring.
Feels great seeing #Raw flourish every single week— Brad Maddox (@BradMaddoxIsWWE) August 20, 2013
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