Date: June 24th, 2013
We are LIVE in: Chaeleston, South Carolina
Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, JBL
Daniel Bryan comes out to start the show with a one on one match. He grab a microphone and addresses the fans.
Bryan: Before we start my match, i’d just like to say there are some people who have accused me of having some sort of “complex.” I know, right? Some people say that I am a walking example of the little man syndrome. I’ve been hearing it for years. “You’re a wrestler? Really? No seriously what do you do? Hey, were you an extra in The Hobbit?” I was not an extra in The Hobbit. But whether it was teaming with Kane, or on NXT, someone always called me the “weak link.” Well those people…those people are morons! Because I have fought toe to toe with Randy Orton not one, but twice! And the true weak link, when having won by count out, would have taken it. But that is not me. I will not be satisfied until I pin Randy Orton or make him tap out in the middle of this ring. Will I do that tonight? YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!
His opponent, Randy Orton, comes out next. Orton enters the ring and goes face to face with Bryan.
Bryan: Randy, i’m glad you came out here because-
Orton snatches the microphone from Bryan.
Orton: I came out here Daniel to tell you straight to your face. Shut up and fight!
Bryan attacks Orton. They trade back and forth until Orton falls out of the ring. Bryan takes his shirt off. Orton gets back in the ring
[Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton]
Bell sounds. They trade punches. Orton puts Bryan in the corner, but Bryan counters and lands a series of kicks to the legs. The ref pulls him back. Orton takes this opportunity to grab Bryan and throw him out of the ring. Orton exits the ring and hits Bryan with a clothesline. He grabs Bran and tosses him over the announce table. Orton with right hands to the face and chest. Bryan shoves Orton into the barrier, steps back and hits Orton with a running knee to the face. It’s getting out of control. The referee stops the match, but Orton and Bryan continue to fight.
Referees run down and separate Bryan and Orton, but Bryan leaps on Orton and knocks him down. Orton gets back up, but the referees hold the two back.
Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox are backstage talking about the show. Bryan walks over to them.
Bryan: DOUBLE DISQUALIFICATION?! NO! NO! NO! I want a rematch. I don’t care what kind of match it is. This ends tonight!
Brad: It doesn’t end tonight. We have a full show, you already had a match.
Bryan looks at Vickie.
Bryan: You give me a match with Randy Orton, or I want a match…with him.
He points at Brad. Brad gets wide eyed.
Vickie: You got it. You got your match with Randy Orton.
Bryan walks away. Vickie looks at Brad and laughs at him.
Vickie: You should’ve seen the look on your face!
Brad looks embarrassed. Vince McMahon walks up to them.
Vince: You know, there’s something to be said about Daniel Bryan. Due to his diminutive size and psychological complexities, some would say he’s an embarrassment.
Vickie: What do you think, sir?
Vince: Well i’ll let you figure that out.
At ringside, Damien Sandow and Cody Rhodes are in the ring for a tag match. They hug it out before the match.
Their opponent Sheamus comes out and heads into the ring.
His partner, Christian, comes out next.
[Tag Team Match]
[Sheamus & Christian vs. Team Rhodes Scholars]
Bell sounds. Christian and Cody start off. They grapple. Cody with a side headlock. Christian shoves him off the ropes. Cody with a shoulder bump. Cody mocks a bit Cody with a kick and w right hand. Off the ropes and Christian with a couple shoulder bumps and pin attempts. Christian kicks Cody in the gut and springs off the turnbuckle into a sunset flip for two. Cody leans on the middle rope. Christian goes over the top. Damien distracts Christian long enough for Cody to grab and shoves Christian shoulder first into the ring steps. A few seconds later Christian rolls himself back in. Cody kicks Christian a bit. Tag to Sandow. Sandow with kicks to the leg followed by a headlock. Christian gets to his feet, but Sandow turns it into a side russian leg sweep followed by the elbow of disdain for a two count. Tag to Cody.
Cody kicks Christian and lands a short arm clothesline for two. Cody grabs Christian and holds him up for a delayed front suplex for two. Cody grabs Christian and taunts him. Christian goes for the kill switch, but Cody with a groin attack. He goes for a back drop, but Christian slips to his feet and the two hit each other with clotheslines. They go to their corners. Tags to Sheamus and Sandow.
Sheamus with forearm clotheslines to Sandow followed by a running knee lift. He lifts him up and Sandow wiggles to the apron. Sheamus grabs Sandow and hits ten clubbing blows to the chest. He lifts him back in the ring. Sandow slips out again and stumbles into his corner. Cody tags himself in. He enters the ring and Sheamus nails him with the Brogue Kick for the three count.
[Winner via Pinfall: Sheamus & Christian]
Tonight, Chris Jericho takes on World Champion Alberto Del Rio
Backstage, CM Punk is on his phone. Vickie walks over to him. He looks at Vickie.
Punk: Is Paul Heyman here yet?
Vickie: I haven’t see him yet.
Punk: Have you seen Brock Lesnar?
Vickie: I haven’t seen him either. Look Punk, i’m putting you in a match tonight.
Punk starts texting on his phone no longer paying attention to Vickie.
Vickie: Did you hear me? I’m talking to you! You’re in a match tonight. Excuse me!
Punk stands up and looks at Vickie.
Punk: EXCUSE ME! Would you let me know if Paul Heyman or Brock Lesnar show up? Thanks…
He walks away.
At ringside, Kaitlyn and Aksana are in the ring for a match.
[Aksana vs. Kaitlyn]
Bell sounds. Layla puts Kaitlyn in the corner. She lands a few punches. Whip into the ropes and Kaitlyn with a running forearm. Suddenly, Kaitlyn’s theme song plays. Kaitlyn baseballs slides Aksana out of the ring.
AJ Lee comes out dressed at Kaitlyn complete with muscle suit. She flexes and poses to mock her. Aksana rolls up Kaitlyn from behind for a two count. Kaitlyn gets back to her feet and spears Aksana for the three count.
[Winner via Pinfall: Kaitlyn]
AJ now has a microphone.
AJ: HI EVERYONE! I’m Kaitlyn! Not only did I lose my Diva’s championship to the great AJ Lee, but I also lost my dignity! I was embarrassed! I was humiliated when I thought that somebody liked me. I actually thought I had a secret admirer.
Big E. Langston comes out holding a bouquet of flowers.
AJ: OMG. Big E? It’s you!?
Langston: Yes, Kaitlyn! It was me all along. YOU…ARE…THE ONE!
AJ grabs the flowers and screams.
AJ: I always dreamed i’d find a man whose voice was as deep as mine. Legs as big as mine. And let’s not get started on the whole Adam’s Apple situation, but you know what? I’m never going to win back my Diva’s Champions, so i’m going to be the butt of all of AJ’s jokes!
AJ and Langston strike a pose while Kaitlyn freaks out in the ring. Layla is in the ring trying to calm her down.
Another trailer hyping Bray Wyatt
Up next, a look back at Henry’s fake retirement ceremony last week.
A video recap of Henry’s fake retirement speech and attack on Cena plays.
Chris Jericho comes out and heads to the ring for a match.
Ricardo Rodriguez comes out and announces World Champion Alberto Del Rio to the ring.
[Chris Jericho vs. Alberto Del Rio w/Ricardo Rodriguez]
Bell sounds. Jericho and Del Rio grapple. Snapmare from Del Rio. Jericho gets back up. They grapple again. Del Rio off the ropes with a shoulder bump. Off the ropes again and Jericho with a dropkick. Jericho with a chop to the chest against the turnbuckle. Jericho with a snapmare followed by a kick to the head. Jericho with a suplex for a two count. Jericho puts Del Rio at the turnbuckle. Del Rio counters and lands kicks and punches to the head. He backs up and hits a running boot to the face. Del Rio tries again and Jericho with his own boot to the face. Jericho gets on the second turnbuckle pad and hits a dropkick. Del Rio gets up and punches Jericho back. Del Rio runs the ropes and Jericho back body drops him out of the ring. Del Rio back on the apron. Jericho goes for a springboard dropkick, but Del Rio ducks it causing Jericho to fall out of the ring. Del Rio grabs Jericho and throws him head first into the barricade.
Del Rio has Jericho down in the ring. He grabs him and Jericho with a surprise inside cradle for two. Jericho whips Del Rio into the ropes and hits a knee to the gut. Jericho with an inzigiri to the back of the head for a two count. Chops to the chest. Whip, Del Rio counters, and Jericho recovers with two shoulder bumps. Del Rio tosses Jericho onto the apron. Jericho runs up the turnbuckle and Del Rio catches him with an inzigiri kick to the back of the head. Jericho falls to the outside off the top. Jericho slowly gets to his feet and gets in before the ten count. Del Rio stomps on Jericho, then picks him up and hits a suplex for two. Del Rio with a chin lock on Jericho. Jericho gets to his feet and chops Del Rio. Del Rio and Jericho trade chops. Whip, Jericho goes for a dropkick, but Del Rio avoids and stomps on Jericho’s head. Del Rio with another stomp to the back of the head for a two count.
Del Rio with a snapmare followed by a kick to the back. Headlock applied. Jericho gets to his feet. Del Rio with headbutts. He whips Jericho chest first into the turnbuckle. Del Rio with punches to the back of the head. He sets Jericho on the turnbuckle. He climbs up and goes for a high risk move, but Jericho drops Del Rio with an elbow. Jericho waits for him to get up and hits a cross body for two and a half. Del Rio goes for a clothesline, but Jericho ducks and lands chops. Off the ropes and Jericho with a flying forearm. He grabs Del Rio and connects with a northern lights suplex for two. Jericho and Del Rio get up. Del Rio kicks Jericho in the gut and puts him at the turnbuckle. He runs and Jericho side steps causing Del Rio to hit the turnbuckle shoulder first. Del Rio gets off. Jericho goes for the Codebreaker, but Del Rio holds him up. Jericho sunset flips into the Walls of Jericho. Del Rio spins out of it, gets up and hits Jericho with a crescent kick to the head for two and 3/4! Del Rio sets up for the finisher. He goes for the Cross Arm Breaker, but Jericho counters into a running bulldog. Jericho goes for the lionsault, but Del Rio with knees to the gut. Del Rio grabs Jericho’s arm and applies the Cross Arm Breaker submission. Jericho inches his legs over to the ropes, flips to his feet and locks Del Rio in the Walls of Jericho. Ricardo enters the ring and hits Jericho from behind with a bucket causing the DQ.
[Winner via Disqualification: Chris Jericho]
Dolph Ziggler run down and enters the ring. He tackles Del Rio. Jericho gets up and hits Ricardo with the Codebreaker. Ziggler hits Del Rio with the Zig Zag. Del Rio and Ricardo roll out of the ring. Jericho and Ziggler stare at one another. Jericho turns his back to Ziggler and Ziggler hits him with the Zig Zag! Ziggler stands tall.
Backstage, Vickie and Brad are talking about the Randy Orton/Daniel Bryan match.
Vickie: I’ve been thinking about what Mr. McMahon said and i’m going to cancel it.
WWE COO Triple H walks over to them.
Triple H: Vickie! Brad! What’s up? I just heard a nasty rumor that you were going to cancel the Orton/Bryan match.
Vickie: Yes, Vince had a point. He’s too small, he has psychological issues, and he’s an embarrassment to the WWE.
Triple H: Some people think that. I don’t tend to agree about that, but it doesn’t matter what I or they think. It matters what the WWE Universe thinks. And they wants to see Randy Orton vs. Daniel Bryan tonight.
Vickie: Okay, sir.
Triple H: Yeah, it’s great. One more thing. I don’t want you to just have this match. I want you to give the WWE Universe a choice. I want them to pick the stipulation between Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan tonight. Isn’t that a great idea? You just listen to me and everything is going to be okay. Brad, that’s a spectacular shirt. Does it come in men’s sizes?
Triple H leaves with a smirk on his face.
The cover reveal of the upcoming video game WWE 2k14 is up next!
Jerry Lawler is in the ring with Vickie and Brad.
Lawler: Ladies and gentlemen let me introduce to you Vickie Guerrero and Brad Maddox. And we’re here tonight to launch the debut of the brand new WWE 2k14 video game. What makes this debut great is the addition of a contest. This contest is to design a cover for the game. And the winning design will be on the flip side cover of every copy. Go to wwe.com to find out how to design the cover.
Vickie: I will take over from here, Jerry. Thank you so much. Now having your voice be hear is-EXCUSE ME!
The fans boo.
Vickie: Whether it’s designing the cover of WWE 2k14, or what goes on at Monday Night RAW. EXCUSE ME! So in tonight’s rematch between Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton, i’m going to let the WWE Universe decide what kind of stipulation you want to see! Now you have three stipulations to choose from. It can be a street fight, a lumberjack match, or falls count anywhere. EXCUSE ME!!
The crowd has major heat for Vickie.
Vickie: Now since I am the greatest managing supervisor of Monday Night Raw, I have designed my own cover for WWE 2k14, and this cover shows great leadership and how there are two leaders making great decisions. Here is my cover!
The cover shows Vince McMahon, Triple H, and Stephanie McMahon on the cover.
Brad: That’s great Vickie, but not to step on any toes, but I made my own cover showing what I feel is the future of Monday Night Raw.
Brad’s cover has John Cena and CM Punk on the front with Brad Maddox in the center.
Lawler: Excuse me. EXCUSE ME! How about we all see the REAL cover of the WWE 2k14 game. Can we have a drum roll please? Check this out!
The poster drops from the rafters. The Rock is on the cover. You can pre-order the game now.
Backstage, Ryback is here and he’s heading to the ring for a match.
Ryback comes out and heads to the ring for a match.
His opponent, The Great Kahli, comes out with Natalya Neidhart and Hornswoggle.
[Ryback vs. The Great Kahli w/Natalya & Hornswoggle]
Bell sounds. They grapple. They test each other’s strength and Kahli shoves Ryback in the corner. Kahli with a chop and a headbutt. He stomps Ryback in the corner. Kahli with another chop to the chest. Ryback gets out of the corner and shoulder tackles Kahli into it. Kahli with an elbow and a boot to the face. Ryback with punches to the chest. Off the ropes and Kahli with a clothesline. Kahli with elbow strikes to the head followed by a forearm shot. Kahli kicks Ryback in the head. Kahli grabs Ryback by the next. Ryback counters, lifts Kahli over his shoulders and hits shellshock for the three count.
[Winner via Pinfall: Ryback]
Up next, WWE Champion John Cena responds to Mark Henry’s attack.
John Cena comes out and heads to the ring to address the WWE Universe
Cena: What a lively bunch we have here tonight. Members of the WWE Universe that know the WWE obviously know that this is the WWE champion. Tens of thousands of men have tried to chase this dream, but only 43 men have ever held onto this. And whether you’ve held it for 8 years like Bruno Sammartino or for 4 days like Rey Mysterio, being WWE champion earns the respect of your peers. For many years champions have done nasty things to held onto this championship. Men have tried to buy this, to steal this. I have seen people with my own eyes crack under of the pressure of the WWE Universe to chase this. Hell, even Vince McMahon himself thought he needed to be champion to justify his existence. And last week we saw just how low a man will sink for this. Last week chasing this Mark Henry disgraced his family. He cheated the WWE Universe. Quite frankly, I thought his speech was an utter disaster to everyone who had to stand here and have the conversation that they could never do this again. Names like Edge. Names like HBK. And names like “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair. very very important moments in WWE history and last week Mark Henry made a mockery of all of them.
Henry has been here for 17 years and he’s the World’s Strongest Man, but he may think his time is running out. And he won’t legitimize his career until he’s held this. In order to do that he has to get through me. Let me introduce myself. My name is John Cena, and I am the WWE Champion. Mark Henry the best part of the speech was when you handed me the title and said “you have to earn this.” The only thing you’ve earned the right to is me knocking your teeth down your throat. You have sunk to the lowest of lows, but you forgot one thing. You forgot to check your calender. We’re in whoop ass season, and at Money in the Bank you’re going to find out what everybody else knows. Our time is now…and THE CHAMP IS HERE!
Cena leaves the ring holding up the title.
A hype trailer for Rob Van Dam’s return to WWE at Money in the Bank plays.
Next up is a triple threat tag team match to determine the number one contenders for the tag titles.
Tensai & Brodus Clay, Tons of Funk, come out with the Funkadactyls along with a winning bidder for the Hurricane Sandy relief fund. He gets to dance in the ring with them.
3MB are already in the ring as opponents for the match. Drew McIntyre and Jinder Mahal are representing.
The third team, The Usos, come out and head to the ring.
[Triple Threat Tag Team Match]
[Tons of Funk vs. 3MB vs. The Usos]
Jinder and Jimmy start off. Jimmy knocks Jinder around and hits a forearm shot at the turnbuckle. Tag to Jey. Jey with a side kick. Jinder tags Tensai. Tensai knocks Jey down with a shoulder tackle followed by a choke bomb. He covers and Jimmy breaks the count. Jinder grabs Jimmy and throws him out. Tensai throws Jinder out. Drew goes after and Tensai back drops him out. Brodus drives down on all three members of 3MB. Tensai hits Jey with a senton splash for a two count. Tensai whips Jey. Jimmy with the blind tag. Jey counters and hits Tensai with a Samoan drop. Jimmy jumps off the turnbuckle and hits a splash off the top for the three count.
[Winners via Pinfall: The Usos]
The Shield members Luther Reigns and Seth Rollins come out and stand from within the audience. They hold up their tag titles while The Usos look on.
An old trailer/comedy skit for Halle Berry’s The Call plays. It’s out now on DVD and Blu Ray tomorrow.
Heyman is here! He’s walking around backstage and looks paranoid.
Paul Heyman comes out and heads to the ring to address the WWE Universe.
Heyman: Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman. And for seven days I have been dogged about Brock Lesnar attacking CM Punk here on Raw, and for the first time in my life I have ignored CM Punk’s texts and his phone calls and e-mails because we live so much of our lives in public that the only way to do this is face to face in front of all of you. So CM Punk, I know you’ve been looking for me for a week, and you want answers. Tonight you’re going to get those answers. Your WWE fans want you to come out, and so do I.
CM Punk comes out and heads to the ring to confront Paul.
Punk: You want to do this in public? You want to air dirty laundry in public? Well the public should be caught up on exactly why, based off your rotten reputation in this business, exactly why I am a “Paul Heyman guy.” In 2005, after wrestling around the world and generating a little buzz for myself I was given a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment. And at the time the senior Vice Present of Talent Relations was that goof John Laurinaitis. So Johnny thought it was a good idea to send me to development. Now because he burned bridges and pissed off a lot of people here, Paul Heyman was put in charge of the development system. And you were set up to fail, weren’t you? And CM Punk wasn’t supposed to succeed. Certain people in managerial positions didn’t like CM Punk. E-mails were sent saying “Cut the kid loose. He’s not what we’re looking for.” He was told to no event consider bring Punk to Raw or television. But despite Heyman’s proven track record of being a liar and manipulator Paul Heyman never pulled the trigger. Paul Heyman refused to fire CM Punk. He saw something in me. He believed in me so much that when ECW was resurrected his first draft pick was me.
I don’t mean to bore anything with this dirty laundry between…two friends, but now I got that out of the way, I got two things to say. First, I want you to tell Brock Lesnar that i’m coming for him. I don’t care that he’s bigger or stronger than me because he’s not better than me. You know what i’m going to say next. I’m the best wrestler on the planet. And i’m going to say it straight up to your face cause Brock doesn’t have the balls to be here today. There’s nobody more sadistic or relentless, so you let him know that I will do whatever it takes to bring your beast incarnate down. And now we can finally address the elephant in the room. What happened last week? Because of our past, despite the horror stories I heard, you never did me wrong. So last week, did Brock Lesnar attack me on his own or did Brock Lesnar attack me because you saw the writing on the wall after Payback. Did you send Brock Lesnar after me? For the first time I want you to tell me the truth. You are not going to manipulate me like everyone else. Tell me you sent Brock Lesnar after me and i’ll accept it. Don’t lie to me. Look me in the eye. Swear on your children and tell me right now for the first time. You tell me the truth!
“Tell the truth” chants.
Heyman: I never wanted it to be this way between us. And since you demand the truth, and because you would be able to see through me, and because as my best friend, you deserve the truth. I will tell you the truth straight to your face. On my children…I did not know that Brock Lesnar would be here last week. And that’s the very same response I used to get from Vince McMahon and Stephanie and John Laurinaitis when i’d tell them “Hey, this kid is the next WrestleMania main event” they would boo me in their texts. Brock Lesnar fulfilled his contractual obligations. I have no idea hw would be back. You want the truth? He’s an uncomfortable one. The moment you said Brock Lesnar needed my help, you started it. You didn’t pick a fight with me. You picked a fight with Brock Lesnar. The professional jealousy between you two has run deep for a long time. Why do you think I never went to Vince McMahon and said “let’s do a CM Punk/Brock Lesnar tag match.” Think of the money we could’ve made. Why didn’t we see them together? I kept the two of you apart because of the jealousy between the two of you. In 2006 I made an exception to the rule. Business came second. Friendship came first.
I accept myself for all my flaws, but i’m not stupid. I’m going to walk down that aisle with you one day when you’re challenging for the WWE Championship. I’m going to walk that aisle with you when you’re in the main event of WrestleMania. As uncomfortable as it is for the world to hear, CM Punk…I love you! You’re my best friend in the world, and i’m going to screw up my dreams because I got sad that I can’t be ringside for your matches? I’m going to screw all that up? I will never…I will never represent anyone and that includes Brock Lesnar. And that’s going to be between me and Brock, not you. In 2006 everyone said “Paul! Get rid of him!” And now in 2013 everyone is pointing a finger and telling you to get rid of me. So my fate is in your hands. And with all due respect, to be honest with you, it’s your move, Punk.
Punk crosses his arms and looks over Heyman. He then looks to the fans.
Punk: I’m sorry I doubted you.
Punk gives Heyman a hug. Heyman returns it.
After a short break, The Prime Time Players come out and head to the ring. Darren Young is in singles action against Punk.
Punk is in the ring with Heyman no longer around. He faces Young one on one.
[CM Punk vs. Darren Young w/Titus O’Neil]
Bell sounds. Punk with a takedown on Darren. Headlock applied. Young gets up and puts Punk in the corner. Young with right hands. Punk with rights of his own followed by a suplex for one. Punk kicks Young in the corner and stomps on him. He pulls Young by the leg and drops a knee on it. Punk throws Young to the ropes. He picks Young up and Young counters into a whip into the opposite turnbuckle. Young with kicks to the head. Young whips Punk and hits a clothesline for one. Young with a chin lock. Punk gets up and punches Young off him. Punk runs the ropes and Young with an overhead belly to belly for a two count. Headlock to Punk. Young lets go and stomps Punk’s head. Punk gets up and lands some right hands. He whips Young into the turnbuckle and goes for a splash, but Young avoids it and Punk hits the turnbuckle. Young with kicks and a knee to the head. Another headlock to Punk. Punk gets back to his feet and connects with a back suplex. Both men get up. Punk runs at Young and hits a high running knee to the face. He covers and gets a two count. Punk climbs the turnbuckle and Young counters by snapping Punk’s head against the top rope. Young goes after Punk and Punk with a shoulder to the ribs followed by a springboard clothesline to Young. Punk lifts Young up and goes for GTS, but Young counters and Young with s a double knee gutbuster for two and a half! Young picks Punk up and Punk with a roundhouse kick to the head. Punk grabs Young and applies the Anaconda Vice. Young taps right away.
[Winner via Submission: CM Punk]
Titus gets in the ring and attacks Punk. Titus and Young beat on Punk until Curtis Axel comes out! Curtis enters the ring and tackles Young. Curtis knocks Young out of the ring. Punk knocks O’Neil down with a roundhouse kick to the back of the head. Heyman enters the ring and yells “We’ll talk about it!” to Punk. Punk and Curtis stare at each other. Curtis and Heyman leave together.
Backstage, Vickie is on the phone.
Vickie: Brad, this is the 10th phone call! I want my cup of coffee and I want answers right now-
Stephanie McMahon walks over to Vickie. Vickie hangs up.
Vickie: Oh. Hi, Stephanie. How are you?
Stephanie: Busy. It’s been a crazy night. The show keeps going on, and I noticed you haven’t announced the participants for the WWE Championship Money in the Bank match.
Vickie: Oh Stephanie, i’m so sorry, I-
Stephanie: It’s okay. We talked about this. I’ll go out and do it.
Later tonight, the WWE Universe votes on the stipulation for Bryan/Orton.
The Bella Twins are at ringside handing out copies of WWE Magazine to the fans.
Stephanie McMahon comes out and stands on the stage.
Stephanie: Well it’s that time of year again. The time where every superstar dreams of climbing the ladder, grabbing the briefcase, and practically guaranteeing themselves the championship. It’s Money in the Bank! And since Vickie Guerrero is too busy, let me announce the WWE Championship Money in the Bank participants.
First, the only man to ever win the Money in the Bank Ladder match twice…CM Punk. Daniel Bryan. Sheamus. Randy Orton. Christian. Kane. And, returning to the WWE for the first time in seven years…ROB VAN DAM!
Vickie: Stephanie did an amazing job tonight. Why didn’t we think of that?
Brad: Well I did.
Vickie: What do you mean you did?
Ryback comes in and interrupts them.
Ryback: Did you see how easily I handled Kahli? How I pinned Cena at Payback? What I want you to do is cancel the match with Henry and have me face Cena again. I’m sick of being screwed time and time again. I deserve better!
Jericho: Woah woah woah! You deserve better? How about the week i’m having? Getting attacked from behind and not being in the Money in the Bank ladder match. The match I invented. I should be the one going into that match.
Ryback: Cry me a river. Seven time WWE Champion? I could eat you alive.
Jericho: Eat me alive? What are you, a cannibal now? You want to try me?
They get in each other’s faces.
Vickie: EXCUSE ME! You two think you can come down and demand what you want? I am your boss! You know what you two can have? At Money in the Bank, Ryback versus Chris Jericho.
Ryback: See you at Money in the Bank.
Ryback walks off.
Meanwhile, Mark Henry is walking down the hallway dressed in a suit.
Heyman and Punk are talking backstage.
Punk: I don’t need your help. Can I be any more crystal clear?
Heyman: If two dudes jumped me on the street, is it business if you come help me? I’m your friend. I’m trying to help you.
Punk: I don’t need your help.
Heyman: Look, you’re the best in the world. But I got this. I talked to Vickie Guerrero and, get this, next week on Raw it’s going to be the Prime Time Players against Curtis Axel…and CM Punk.
Punk: Unbelievable. You know that? You’re unbelievable. I’ll be in the match. I’m going to win without Curtis Axel’s help, then i’m coming after Brock Lesnar. Then i’m going to win Money in the Bank, and then i’m going to be the WWE Champion. And i’m going to do all of this…without your help.
At ringside, Mark Henry comes out and makes his way to the ring. to address the WWE Universe.
Henry: I fooled each and every last one of y’all. I saw all your Mark Henry signs. I heard your chants. “Henry! Henry! Henry! Henry!”
Henry: But more than anything, I saw you cry. I saw all of you. In the front row holding your signs, I saw ya. And because of my spectacular performance, i’ve been nominated for an Academy Award. I’ve had people to the likes of Quentin Tarantino reach out to me. Steven Spielberg. Tyler Perry. And that’s great. But that’s not what I want. That’s not what I deserve! Now I have people very upset with me because I used my friends. I used my family. And I used the other WWE superstars. And i’m not going to apologize to any of you. People been telling me my whole life how I should live. Telling me what defines me. “Mark Henry, you’re a big kid. Don’t hurt the little children.” Please. “Mark Henry, you work hard and you go to the Olympics and you win it for America!” Please. What’s going to happen at Money in the Bank is a no good, dirty, filthy, lying, cheating Mark Henry is going to show up. Y’all a bunch of puppets. You do what I ask you to do.
He shakes his hand.
Henry: This is you all. Dancing. Last week I said “Honey, i’m coming home!” I’m coming home alright. I know I look good, this ain’t no Men’s Wearhouse. I’m coming home. I’m coming home WWE Champion.
Henry leaves the ring.
Another Bray Wyatt trailer plays
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Jerry Lawler in the ring.
Lawler: The results are in! You the WWE Universe have decided the stipulation. Is it going to be a lumberjack match, a street fight, or falls count anywhere.
The polls are calculated, and Street Fight wins.
Lawler: Alright! It’s a street fight!
Bryan comes out and heads to the ring.
His opponent, Randy Orton, comes out and heads into the ring.
[Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton]
Bell sounds. Bryan puts Orton in the corner and kicks him in the legs. Orton grabs Bryan and tosses him out of the ring. Orton goes out and goes for a clothesline, but Bryan manages to duck this time and send Orton into the corner. Orton grabs Bryan and drives his head into the ring steps. Orton tosses Bryan back in the ring and Bryan with a baseball slide. Bryan gets up, runs the ropes and goes for a suicide dive, but Orton picks up a chair and whacks Bryan in the head with it.
Orton is outside the ring looking for a weapon. He pulls out a table and slides it into the ring. He gets back inside and Bryan with kicks to Orton’s legs. Orton with a right hands followed by an inverted suplex into the ropes. Orton sets the table up in the corner. He picks Bryan up and goes to throw him, but Bryan stops and lands right hands. Orton with rights of his own. He whips Bryan. Bryan back flips off the turnbuckle, runs the ropes and hits a running forearm. Orton at the turnbuckle and Bryan with a running dropkick. This is followed by a series of kicks in the corner. He goes for another dropkick, but Orton throws a chair at Bryan. Orton covers Bryan and gets a two count. Orton picks Bryan up and chokes him against the middle rope. He then gets on the apron and sets up a suplex through the table on the outside. Bryan evades it and jawbreakers Orton on the ropes. Orton with two dropkicks and Orton remains on the apron. Bryan runs, slides out of the ring, grabs Orton and powerbombs him through the table! Bryan picks Orton up and rolls him back into the ring. He covers and gets a two count.
Bryan exits the ring and grabs a kendo stick. He gets back inside and kicks Bryan. He then hits him with the stick. He alternates between kicks to the front and kendo stick to the back again and again. He winds up and Orton grabs Bryan hitting him with a t-bone suplex through the corner table. Orton covers Bryan and gets a two count. Orton and Bryan trade punches on the way up. They keep going back and forth until Bryan starts to win it out, but Orton with a dropkick out of nowhere. Orton grabs Bryan and puts him on the turnbuckle. He climbs up and goes for a superplex, but Bryan fights him off. Bryan leaps off and Orton counters with a powerbomb for two and a half! Orton lies over Bryan and delivers right hands again and again, but suddenly Bryan slips Orton into position for the No Lock. It’s locked in! Orton inches his way to the kendo stick and smacks Bryan with it until he lets go. Orton levels Bryan with the stick. Bryan rolls onto the apron and Orton continues to whack him with the stick. Orton grabs Bryan and drops him with the DDT off the middle rope.
Orton pumps up the crowd and signals for the RKO. He goes for it, but Bryan counters with a backslide pin for two. Bryan with a right kick followed by kendo sticks to the arm. He takes Orton down and applies the No Lock again! Orton reaches for the stick and grabs it. He smacks Bryan, but Bryan grabs the stick and pulls it against Orton’s face. Orton taps out!
[Winner via Submission: Daniel Bryan]
Bryan celebrates his hard earned victory in the ring. Orton gets up and stands behind Bryan. Bryan turns around. Orton offers a hand. Bryan shakes it. Orton leaves the ring and acknowledges Bryan as the victor tonight. Bryan continues to celebrate as the show comes to an end.