This past Monday's (Aug. 20, 2012) episode of WWE Raw featured all the fallout from the Summerslam pay-per-view (PPV) event that took place this past Sunday night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
That included Alberto Del Rio losing to Randy Orton after World Heavyweight Champion Sheamus interfered. Those three all meet up in this one, and the result may surprise you.
And don't forget about Dolph Ziggler, fresh on the heels of vanquishing Chris Jericho from WWE. He's also still got that Money in the Bank briefcase.
Find out exactly what you'll see this Friday, courtesy of the Wrestling Observer, after the jump.
-- Because of his victory on Raw, Randy Orton came out claiming he was the new number one contender. Sheamus was on board with this as well, seeing as the two were working towards a feud before the Wellness Policy bit "The Viper" in the ass again. Alberto Del Rio wasn't having any of this talk, though, and made clear he was cheated (which he was) and he should be getting another shot at the world title. Booker T, being the fair General Manager he is, made a match between Orton and Del Rio for the main event, winner gets the next shot.
-- Ryback def. Jinder Mahal in his usual manner. The guy is mostly uninteresting but he's over with the fans. Somehow.
-- Layla def. Alicia Fox. Kaitlyn, the number one contender to the Diva's championship, confronted her before Eve Torres showed up. Instead of any shenanigans, she simply raised Layla and Fox's hands, confusing the shit out of everyone.
-- A backstage segment led to Sheamus vs. Dolph Ziggler getting booked for the main event of the top of the first hour.
-- Heath Slater def. Sin Cara after interference from Cody Rhodes.
-- Santino Marella had a "heart-to-heart" with The Cobra, which led to Antonio Cesaro attacking him and rubbing in his U.S. title win at SummerSlam.
-- Sheamus def. Dolph Ziggler via disqualification after Ziggler used the briefcase as a weapon. He also teased cashing it in afterwards but opted not to do so.
-- Kofi Kingston and R-Truth def. Epico and Primo. Matt Striker asked them after the match who they wanted to face next and this led to an all out brawl. Booker T tried to get some insight from Teddy Long on the situation and Eve showed up to upstage Long by breaking out a list of all the tag teams win-loss records.
-- Del Rio def. Orton in the main event. He did so clean, too, with the Cross Armbreaker. After, ADR brawled with Sheamus and got the better of him. Yet again, Ziggler came out to tease a cash-in but was met with an RKO from Orton.
Roll credits. What do you think, Cagesiders? I'm disappointed at the lack of Daniel Bryan.