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. Here’s what happened on the September 23, 2013, episode of WWE Raw:
WWE Raw results:
– The show began with Triple H addressing the men who defended Daniel Bryan at the end of last week’s show, then made an 11-on-3 handicap match pitting those men against The Shield. Yes, you read that correctly.
1. Alberto Del Rio defeated Kofi Kingston. Del Rio won by submission with a cross arm-breaker.
2. The Wyatt Family defeated The Prime Time Players. Luke Harper pinned Titus O’Neil after a lariat. After the match, Bray Wyatt attacked Darren Young and put him down with a Sister Abigail.
– The Miz interviewed The Big Show on MizTV. Miz said inflammatory things about Stephanie McMahon, causing her to interrupt him and order The Big Show to knock him out. Show obliged.
3. Randy Orton vs. Rob Van Dam went to a double countout. Both men were counted out while Orton brutalized Van Dam, tossing him into the ring steps, backdropping him across the ringside barricade and DDTing him from the top rope. This was to “send a message” to Daniel Bryan. During the commercial break, Alberto Del Rio attacked a helpless Van Dam.
4. Fandango defeated Santino Marella. Fandango won with a top rope leg drop.
– CM Punk made his return to Chicago, extensively comparing himself to the Chicago Blackhawks and saying he would come back and win. He was interrupted by Paul Heyman, and eventually the argument led to Punk trying to jump Heyman, Ryback and Curtis Axel defending Paul and Ryback putting Punk through a table with a gorilla press slam.
5. Natalya, Naomi, Cameron, Nikki Bella and Brie Bella defeated AJ Lee, Layla, Aksana, Tamina and Alicia Fox. Brie Bella pinned AJ Lee with a facebuster in about two minutes. Most of the people involved in the match never got into the ring.
6. Daniel Bryan, The Usos, Zack Ryder, RVD, Justin Gabriel, R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler, The Prime Time Players and Kofi Kingston defeated The Shield. This was 11-on-3 and elimination. In the end it came down to Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and The Usos on one side and Seth Rollins by himself on the other. Ziggler and The Usos fought off Ambrose and Reigns, allowing Daniel Bryan to hit a flying headbutt and a running knee on Rollins for the victory.