WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (July 15, 2013) from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, featuring the fallout show from the Money in the Bank pay-per-view (PPV) that went down just last night in Philadelphia.
Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here.
WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JULY 15
Rex here. Let's mark out with our snark out.
A long drum roll and out comes Brad Maddox.
He doesn't get much out before John Cena makes his way to the ring.
Cena says to Brad it says that Brad is in the ring with is more hated than him. Interesting.
Maddox says that he is going to let Cena decide his opponent for SummerSlam later tonight.
He says he could pick Doc Hendrix or Dutch Mantell for the challenge. I would mark out for a Cena-Mantell (Colter) match.
Out comes Orton. He says that he isn't cashing in tonight and making the same mistake Cena did.
Fandango makes his presence known now and dances his way out to the ring. The crowd is eating it up.
Orton- "How dare you interupt me!"
Fandango says that Orton won't be cashing in on Cena. He will be cashing in on Fandango. He states the whole WWE Universe wants it and makes his case.
Orton quickly goes after the dancer and Fandango is able to get the upper hand initially.
Thesz Press from Orton and he sends Fandango out.
Maddox interupts and makes the Fandango-Orton match for after commerical break.
Fandango vs Randy Orton
We come back from break and the match has already started.
Orton with some stomps but misses with a knee drop.
Fandango with some stomps of his own.
Suplex from Fandango gets countered into one of his own.
Fandango rolls outside and Orton follows him out.
Orton with some knees and then he puts Fandango into the barrier.
Orton rolls Fandango in but that gives Fandango a chance to recover.
He takes control of the match with some kicks and a front headlock.
Crowd is hot with varying chants.
Some back and forth leads to the two tumbling to the outside.
Fandango sends Orton into the steps and the climbs them as we head to break.
Back from break and Fandango is in control in the ring.
Fandango goes up top but Orton meets him up there and hits a superplex.
Scoop slam from Orton.
Orton tries to follow up but Fandango counters with a huge kick.
Fandango tries to go up top again but gets crotched by Orton.
Headbutts and then a draping DDT. Vintage Orton as Cole would say.
RKO from Orton for the pinfall.
Randy Orton wins by pinfall.
Ziggler and AJ walking in the back.
She apologizes again and Ziggler says there is no need to and that its time for him to move on.
She hugs him but Ziggler just stands there stoically.
"You don't understand. It's time for me to move on from you."
He then just walks away.
Henry out to the ring now in a stunning suit.
He starts to talk and the crowd chants You Tapped Out.
"I did tap out and he would have made all of you tap out!"
Henry says he took Cena to the limit once and he will do it again.
The Shield decides to make their presence known.
They surrond the ring and Henry takes of the jacket and goes into Hoss Mode!
The Shield is relentless and gets the advantage after a couple of waves.
Ambrose with a read naked choke as Reigns spears Henry!
They pick him up and hit the Triple Power Bomb!
Maddox is in the back on the phone with his mom and in comes JEricho.
Maddox says if Jericho wants a shot to take on Cena for the championship, he needs to impress against RVD.
Alberto Del Rio vs Dolph Ziggler
It's a non-title bout.
Ziggler with the early control as he hits a neck breaker and a series of elbow drops.
Del Rio starts a comeback with a counter kick and a series of stomps.
A couple of slams from Del Rio gets him a two count.
The crowd is hot for Ziggler.
Del Rio misses with a splash and Ziggler hits a flying clothesline.
Kick from Ziggler and then Del Rio sends him flying to the outside as we head to break.
Del Rio is in charge in the ring as we get back from break.
Suplex from Del RIo.
Del Rio with a face drop and then a stomp to Ziggler's head.
The two trade various strikes and slams back and forth.
Neither man can get the advantage.
Del Rio goes for the arm bar but Ziggler counters into a neck breaker.
Del Rio with a kick to the back of Ziggler's head.
He whips Ziggler into the corner and tries to follow up but Ziggler jumps up and Del Rio goes into the post.
Fameasser from the second rope.
He goes for the cover and someone rang the ring bell.
Turns out to be AJ! What a surprise.....
Ziggler turns around and right into a Del Rio superkick.
Del Rio wins by pinfall.
After the match AJ starts to slap Dolph and then Big E appears and goes to town on Dolph.
Big E hits the Big Ending and Ziggler is out cold.
AJ grabs Dolph's head and gives him a kiss while unconscious before walking off.
R-Truth comes outs rapping.
He gets a minute or two and out comes the Wyatt Family!
Wyatt takes his place in the rocking chair as the lights are still down.
The lights come one and Harper and Rowan go to town on R-Truth.
They finish the job and look to Wyatt for direction.
Wyatt has the mic now.
He is talking now, not going to transcribe so I can soak it all up.
Wyatt talks about the false nature of heroes and how those who made us betray us.
Wyatt will never betray us.
Truth gets on the apron with a chair.
"IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT? WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?"
Wyatt has Harper and Rowan leave the ring as he drops his hat and extends his arms for the assault.
Truth hesitates and Wyatt goes to town on him.
Harper and Rowan finish him up.
They give him to Wyatt and he hits SISTER ABIGAIL!
"You are not the truth we seek. Kane, seek the buzzards"
Real Americans vs The Usos
Cesaro and Jey start things off.
Jey runs him into the corner and Jimmy with the quick tag.
Cesaro with a guy wrench suplex on Jimmy.
Cesaro tags Swagger who gets some quick kicks in before tagging Cesaro back in.
Cesaro rag dolling Jimmy but he does it right into a tag from Jey.
Goes for another gut wrench suplex but Jey counters it into a roll up for the pinfall.
The Usos win by pinfall.
The Intellectual Savior to the masses and now Money in the Bank Winner Damien Sandow makes his way to the ring.
Apparently he is squaring off with Christian.
Sandow vs Christian
Sandow plays the running game early and its turns out well for him as he takes control.
Knees in the corner from Sandow.
A slam but Christian counters the follow up.
Punches in the corner from Christian and then a drop toe hold.
Shoulder to the ribs and then he goes up top for a cross body.
Only a two count.
Sandow neckbreaker attempt countered by Christian.
Diving forearm off the top rope.
Sandow escapes the Kill Switch and hits the side Russian Leg Sweep.
He goes for the Elbow of Disdain but Christian gets a roll up for the win.
Christian wins by pinfall.
Sandow takes a mic- "and still your Intellectual Savior of Money in the Bank"
AND BOOM! A HUGE SPEAR TO SANDOW FROM RHODES IN A SUIT!
The refs have to peel him off Sandow.
Sandow heads through the crowd for his escape
some 1-800-Fella thing.
Naomi vs Brie Bella
Brie with a hold but Naomi's athleticism overtakes the challenge.
Naomi sends Brie to the outside but gets her legs taken out on the arpon.
Brie ties up Naomi in the ropes for a brief minute.
Brie transitions to a chinlock.
Naomi punches her way out and hits a sunset flip roll up for a two count.
Brie goes back to the chinlock.
Naomi counters out and hits the rear view.
Naomi goes up top and hits the crossbody off the tope rope for the win.
Naomi wins by pinfall.
CM Punk out to the ring with the mic.
He knows Heyman and Lesnar are in the building. He doesn't want to wait anymore.
Heyman comes out to a shower of boos.
Heyman says that the ring is empty to him because Punk doesn't exist in his mind.
He is disappointed that they were at the mountain top and Punk failed.
"History is going to write that Heyman dumped CM Punk"
Heyman brings up Punk's family and says that all Punk has is the fans.
Heyman and Punk continue their dueling promos and just get more and more personal.
Heyman brings out Lesnar.
As Lesnar has Punk distracted, Heyman attack him from behind.
Lesnar gets in on the action and its just a total destruction of Punk.
Punk tries to fight back but Brock eventually overwhelms him.
He is whipping him into posts and stairs.
It culminates with Lesnar F5'ing Punk onto the announce table!
After Lesnar and Heyman leave, the medical staff tries to help Punk up but he is refusing.
He collapses under his own feet as we head to commercials.
Cena in the back and Khali speaks to him in Indi.
Apparently Cena responds in Indi and it makes Khali super happy.
Maddox in the Stephanie.
She says she was worried about him last night.
Turns out she was talking to HHH.
HHH thinks Maddox is doing great so far.
He asks him if he bothered talking to Vince.
Maddox says he couldn;t.
They say it might be a bad thing that he left it in the hands of Cena.
HHH says Maddox got the job because he was the only one standing there.
"Good luck in your future endeavors tonight"-HHH
Chris Jericho vs Rob Van Dam
The article editor hate me right now.
Rob Van Dam wins by pinfall.
Pretty solid match, especially considering everything we have seen from RVD over the past few years.
John Cena decision time.
He says that he can't decide and the WWE Universe will.
He goes to birthday boy Heath Slater and 3MB. Lots of boos.
He goes to Orton and he doesn't get a good reaction.
Neither does Khali.
No to Del Rio as well.
Y2J gets a decent reaction.
RVD gets some love and even a couple of chants.
Fandango gets a mixed reactions. Some boos and some fandangoing.
Sheamus gets the worst reaction of the night. Chorus of boos.
Ryback gets no love.
Cena asks if anyone he is forgetting.
The crowd responds with the YES! chants.
DANIEL BRYAN CHANTS ERUPT!
Cena takes his time and selects Daniel Bryan.
Bryan emerges from behind the superstars and runs to the ring.
The crowd is going nuts.
Bryan with YES! chants in Bryan's face and then on the top rope.