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 2, 2013, episode of WWE Raw:
WWE Raw results:
– The show began with an in-ring confrontation between WWE Champion Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan, ending with Triple H making Daniel Bryan vs. The Big Show as the show’s main-event. Also tonight: Randy Orton vs. Cody Rhodes. If Cody Rhodes loses, he “won’t be working here much longer.”
1. The Miz defeated Fandango. The Miz won the match by submission with a figure-four leg lock. During the match, Fandango suffered a nose injury.
2. Ryback defeated Dolph Ziggler. Before the match, Dean Ambrose ambushed Ziggler, softening him up. Ryback won after a Meat Hook clothesline and a Shell Shocked.
– Stephanie McMahon emasculated The Big Show in the ring, announcing to the world that he’s broke, has no job prospects outside of being a WWE superstar and would be in breach of his ironclad contract if he didn’t perform.
3. The Prime Time Players defeated 3MB. Titus O’Neil pinned Jinder Mahal after a Sky High.
4. Randy Orton defeated Cody Rhodes. Rhodes hit a Disaster Kick and a Cross Rhodes on Orton, but only got 2 each time. Orton dodged a second Disaster Kick, causing Cody to twist his knee. Orton attacked the knee, then hit an RKO for the win. After the match, Triple H fired Rhodes.
5. A #1 Contenders Match to the Divas Championship went to a no contest. The match featured Naomi, Natalya and Brie Bella. The match ended when AJ Lee interfered. The cast of ‘Total Divas’ beat her up and left her lying.
6. Rob Van Dam defeated Damien Sandow. Van Dam won with a Five Star Frog Splash.
7. Big Show vs. Daniel Bryan went to a no contest. Or, possibly, a DQ win for Bryan, as Show refused to finish the match and Triple H ordered the Shield to attack Bryan. Triple H and Stephanie ordered Big Show to knock out Bryan with a punch to save his job, which he eventually did. Randy Orton posed over Bryan’s body to end the show.