Here are your quick and dirty, editorial-free WWE Raw results for July 21, 2014. The show featured the announcement of John Cena’s opponent at SummerSlam, more handicap matches than you’d expect and a non-title match pitting new Intercontinental Champion The Miz against Dolph Ziggler.
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WWE Raw results:
- Triple H announced that he would choose John Cena’s SummerSlam opponent based on who impresses him tonight. This led to an argument between Battleground’s fatal fourway challengers — Randy Orton, Kane and Roman Reigns. They brawled, and Triple H made an impromptu handicap match.
1. Handicap Match: Roman Reigns defeated Randy Orton and Kane. Orton refused to tag Kane late in the match, allowing Roman Reigns to hit a Superman Punch and spear on Kane for the victory.
2. Handicap Match: Alicia Fox, Eva Marie, Rosa Mendes and Cameron defeated Nikki Bella. This was 4-on-1 per Stephanie McMahon. Brie Bella was in the front row to cheer on her sister, but Stephanie showed up and confronted her. This led to Brie calling Stephanie a bitch, getting slapped and trying to jump the rail to attack. She was ejected. Nikki lost almost instantly.
3. Bo Dallas defeated Damien Sandow. Sandow was dressed as LeBron James because they’re in Miami. Bo got the win with a Bo-Dog.
- Bray Wyatt was supposed to be a guest on Chris Jericho’s Highlight Reel, but the Wyatts jumped Jericho backstage and it didn’t happen. Wyatt cut another long promo.
4. Dolph Ziggler defeated Intercontinental Champion The Miz. This was a non-title match. Ziggler won a back-and-forth match with the Zig Zag.
- Cesaro offered his services to The Authority, saying he was no longer a Paul Heyman guy.
5. Paige and AJ defeated Emma and Natalya. AJ hit Natalya with a Shining Wizard and made her tap out to the Black Widow. After the match, Paige turned on AJ, throwing her in the security railing, the ring post and over the announcers’ table.
6. Zack Ryder defeated Fandango. Summer Rae and Layla accompanied Ryder to the ring. Ryder hit a Rough Ryder on Fandango near the ropes. Fandango got his foot on the rope before the three, but Layla pushed it off.
- Heath Slater confronted Flo Rida backstage and got shoved down again, calling back to their moment at WrestleMania 28.
- Flo Rida performed old disco hits.
- Stephanie McMahon was apparently arrested for what happened earlier with Brie Bella.
7. Rybaxel defeated Big E and Kofi Kingston. Ryback pinned Kingston. After the match, Xavier Woods showed up dressed like Brother Love and told E and Kingston that they couldn’t move forward acting like they do. Appears to be a new Nation Of Domination-style faction forming.
8. Rusev defeated The Great Khali. Rusev defeated Khali by submission with The Accolade.
9. Cesaro defeated Dean Ambrose. Cesaro won by disqualification when Ambrose attacked Cesaro’s arm with a steel chair.
- Triple H attempted to announce Randy Orton as John Cena’s SummerSlam opponent, but Roman Reigns showed up and ran Orton off. Paul Heyman entered and gave Triple H a “plan C” — Brock Lesnar. Triple H accepted the offer, and now it’s Cena vs. Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at SummerSlam.