If you’d like to know what happened on tonight’s WWE Raw but don’t want to read star ratings and wordy paragraphs to decipher it, With Leather is here for you. We are the only site allowed to write about wrestling on the Internet! Here’s what happened on the May 6, 2013, episode of WWE Raw:
- In the opening segment, the John Cena vs. Ryback WWE Championship match at Extreme Rules was made into a Last Man Standing match.
1. Randy Orton defeated Damien Sandow. Sandow sung an anti-Randy Orton song to Orton’s entrance music before the match. Orton got the win with an RKO. After the match, Big Show attacked Orton on the stage, knocking him out.
2. R-Truth defeated Fandango via count-out. Fandango’s original dancing girl was back. Before the match, Chris Jericho brought out Tons of Funk and set up a “judges panel” to rate Fandango’s performance. Eventually Fandango had enough of their jokes and walked out on the match.
3. Alberto Del Rio defeated World Heavyweight Champion Dolph Ziggler by disqualification. Jack Swagger and Zeb Colter were on commentary for the second half of the match. Big E Langston pulled Del Rio out of the ring and tossed him into Swagger, causing the disqualification. That sent Swagger into a rage, and he quickly beat up Ricardo Rodriguez, Del Rio and Ziggler with a ladder.
4. The Shield defeated Kofi Kingston and The Usos. Dean Ambrose got the pin on Kofi Kingston with a headlock driver.
5. Antonio Cesaro defeated Zack Ryder. Cesaro won easily with the Neutralizer. Ryder got in almost no offense. After the match, Cesaro declared that nobody in WWE can do what he can do in the ring.
- Paul Heyman appeared via satellite to show footage of Brock Lesnar’s “invasion” of WWE headquarters, culminating in Lesnar destroying Triple H’s office. Triple H came to the ring and said he didn’t care.
6. Kaitlyn and The Funkadactyls defeated AJ Lee and the Bella Twins. The Bellas walked out of the match, refusing to tag AJ. Kaitlyn caught a distracted AJ with a spear to win the match.
6. Sheamus defeated Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett in a non-title match. Before the match, Mark Henry challenged Sheamus for Extreme Rules. Henry stuck around on color commentary. Sheamus Brogue Kicked him out of nowhere during the match, so when the match was over, Henry removed an EMT’s belt and repeatedly whipped Sheamus with it.
7. Ryback defeated Kane. Ryback got the win following a Shell Shocked on Kane. After the match, The Shield made an appearance, bringing out Daniel Bryan to even the odds. Ryback bailed on the fight, but John Cena quickly took his place. Ryback returned to the ring with a chair and attacked Cena to end the show.
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