Raw, from Austin Texas, kicked off with Brad Maddox announcing the contract signing for the WWE Championship match at SummerSlam, which was announced last week, between John Cena and Daniel Bryan.

Cena told the WWE Universe why he chose Daniel Bryan before the new Raw general manager started to insult Bryan, only for him to come out, sign the contract and be told he would prove he was worthy of the match by being involved in more than one match tonight.

Sheamus v Alberto Del Rio

Sheamus was making his first in ring appearance since that fall through the ladder at Money in the Bank and his leg was beaten up pretty bad, and it seemed Sheamus was in a lot of pain with it. 

Sheamus had Del Rio set up for the Brogue kick and White Noise before the leg buckled on him. Del Rio then went for the pin, hooking the bad leg for the win.

Winner: Alberto Del Rio

We then cut to backstage where Renee Young is with Booker T, he says he respects Mr McMahon's decision to appoint Vickie Guerrero as General Manager on SmackDown. Only for Teddy Long to interrupt to create some tension between the two.

Christian v Titus O'Neil

Titius started out the match showing off his strength, by throwing Christian around the ring, but Christian turned the tide to create some momentum of his own. Titus then got a near fall after his partner interfered and Titus got the boot to the face but Christian landed on his feet from a throw over, and hit the Kill Switch for the win.

Winner: Christian

Backstage again Ryback is interviewed and he says that he hates average sized people, "The big guy needs to eat" and people should be intimidated by him and if they are not he will show them why they should be.

Mark Henry is in the ring when Raw returns and he works the crowd with the fact that he's a homegrown boy and how proud he is about his match at Money in the Bank but he is not proud of his beating off The Shield last week, before calling The Shield out.

The Shield obliged and surrounded the ring, the beat down began and The Shield looked to be getting the upper hand before The Uso's came out to help Henry.

The numbers were evened out and The Uso's and Henry cleared the ring and singled out Roman Reigns before Dean and Seth saved him and escaped through the crowd.

Backstage, and Daniel Bryan asks John Cena to wish him luck but John says it's not about luck, Bryan says he will be fine on his own and John says he wants him to make it to SummerSlam and Daniel says he's up for tonight's challenge.

Dolph Ziggler v Darren Young

Darren Young put up a good fight but The Showoff got the advantage and hit the ZigZag for the win.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

After the match, AJ and Big E came to the ring to attack Ziggler again but this time Ziggler fought back and escaped.

Raw returns with a special of Miz Tv with all the divas from Total Divas which premieres on Sunday. Miz announces that he is the official SummerSlam host this year. Jerry Lawler is asked to come and MC, he introduces himself to Eva Marie only for her to say she is here to make a name for herself, before slapping him. Jerry then handed the mic back to The Miz who wrapped up the interview. (Watch Eva "make a name for herself" in the video above)

Backstage, Triple H asks Brad why he doesn't think a lot of Daniel Bryan, before saying he  doesn't care what Vince thinks, Daniel Bryan could be the future of the WWE, he also says he thinks Bryan can overcome everything set ahead of him tonight.

He then says that there are two trains Maddox could get on, Triple H is the future, and Vince is a dead end. Stephanie then tells him she has an idea he just has to 'Get on board.'

Fandango v Cody Rhodes

Damien Sandow was on commentary for the match and after an entertaining encounter between the two in the ring, Sandow predictably tried to get involved but Rhodes hit Beautiful Disaster on both Sandow and Fandango at the same time, then hit Cross Rhodes for the win.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

CM Punk then comes out to talk about the beat down he received at the hands of Brock Lesnar last week, and says he is going to make sure Paul Heyman pays for turning on him.

He then issues a challenge to Brock, he says he wanted him tonight but he will wait till SummerSlam, Paul Heyman then accepts the challenge on Brock's behalf via satellite.

Wade Barrett v Rob Van Dam

Wade Barrett went straight for RVD as he was finishing his entrance, and took the early advantage, RVD then found some momentum and hit the Rolling Thunder, Van Dam then climbed the rope for the 5-star-frog-splash for the pin and the win.

Winner: Rob Van Dam

Daniel Bryan v Jack Swagger

Zeb Colter cut another promo about Texas, the match itself was pretty fast, Swagger began with the upper-hand but Bryan managed to tilt momentum and Swagger tapped to the newly named Yes Lock.

Winner Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan v Antonio Cesaro

As soon as the above match ended, his tag team partner took over and rolled into the ring, Cesaro is in control when Raw returns but Bryan hits his Yes kick series to get some advantage, the match went on with both men fighting out of their skins, a really decent showing from the two, but Cesaro went to catapult Bryan and he got the quick pin for the win.

Winner Daniel Bryan

Daniel Bryan v Ryback

Bryan knew he was up against it with Ryback and came out fighting from the outset, only for Ryback to use his strength against him. Bryan got the momentum back with a half Boston crab, but Ryback made it to the ropes to break it the hold. Bryan then put him in the Yes lock only for Ryback to break it. Ryback then rolled out of the ring, and Bryan followed, attempting a running knee, only for Ryback to catch him and throw him to the floor and then through a table for the disqualification.

Winner Daniel Bryan via Disqualification

After the match Ryback was beating Bryan down even more before John Cena came out to save him and challenged Ryback to a table match on Raw next week.

Backstage Vince Mcmahon forced Maddox to make the Daniel Bryan v Kane match for next week.


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