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 July 1, 2013, episode of WWE Raw:
WWE Raw Results
1. The Shield defeated Christian and The Usos. Christian was distracted by the non-legal members of The Shield and rolled up for the three. This was a rematch from Friday’s Smackdown.
2. Dolph Ziggler defeated Jinder Mahal. Ziggler escaped a camel clutch attempt from Mahal and hit a Zig Zag to win the match. Ziggler avoided a post-match attack from the other members of 3MB.
3. Kane defeated Randy Orton. This was another rematch from Smackdown, requested by Daniel Bryan, who also ended up being the special guest referee. Bryan gave Kane the win early on a disqualification, but restarted the match when Kane got mad at him. Bryan got in the way of an RKO attempt from Orton, which allowed Kane to connect with a big boot. Bryan counted a quick 3 to give Kane the win. After the match, Orton RKO’d Bryan.
4. Sheamus defeated Fandango. Fandango left the match before it was over, taking a count-out loss.
5. The Miz defeated Ryback. Miz worked Ryback’s leg and hit a dropkick to the knee which caused Ryback to complain to the referee and demand the match be stopped. Miz seemed confused. After the match, Chris Jericho attacked Ryback, hitting him with a Codebreaker.
– Mark Henry had a career retrospective video package, then cut a promo about how he was going to beat John Cena’s ass at Money in the Bank.
6. CM Punk and Curtis Axel defeated The Prime Time Players. Punk hit Darren Young with a GTS and tossed Titus O’Neil out of the ring, but Curtis Axel tagged himself in and stole the pin.
7. Kaitlyn defeated Alicia Fox. Kaitlyn won with a spear. After the match, AJ Lee and Big E Langston taunted Kaitlyn with a photoshopped modeling photo that made her look fat.
8. Antonio Cesaro defeated Cody Rhodes. Before the match, Jack Swagger made his return to Raw. Cesaro pinned Rhodes after a Neutralizer.
– The Wyatt Family makes their Raw debut next week.
9. John Cena defeated Alberto Del Rio. This was a non-title “Champion vs. Champion” match. John Cena almost lost when Mark Henry showed up and caused a distraction, but he was able to come back and utilize a distraction from Ziggler on Del Rio to hit the Attitude Adjustment and win the match. After the match, Henry teased attacking Cena, but didn’t.