|Monday Night RAW|
|Date||August 19, 2013|
|Previous episode||August 12, 2013|
|Next episode||August 26, 2013|
Episode summary Edit
John Cena endorsed Daniel Bryan, who then confronted Stephanie McMahon Edit
24 hours later and the sting of Triple H’s betrayal of Daniel Bryan still pains the entire state of California, but none more so, it would seem, than John Cena. In what will likely be his last address to the WWE Universe before he undergoes surgery and a 4-6 month recovery to repair a torn triceps ( hence the elbow), the battle-torn Cenation leader proclaimed Bryan – who beat him fair and square at SummerSlam – as the true WWE Champion and condemned Triple H forthe Pedigree that allowed Randy Orton to cash in his Money in the Bank contract on the unconscious submission expert.
Accepting the mic (and spotlight) from Cena, though, Bryan didn’t get to speak before he was once again robbed of his moment by a McMahon – in this case, Stephanie. But despite her justification that Triple H was doing what was “best for business,” Bryan wasn’t buyin’ what The Billion Dollar Princess was selling and swatted the mic from her manicured hands. Refusing to be “intimidated,” Stephanie called arena security into the ring and had Bryan escorted from the building.
The Funkadactyls vs AJ Lee & Layla Edit
Is this professional jealousy we see? Or is the Divas division just heating up? Either way, AJ Lee & Layla fought like ladies with something to prove against “Total Divas” stars The Funkadactyls on Raw, taking the funky femmes to the woodshed thanks to a sneak attack before the bell even rang. The “Black Widow” and her flawless friend took control throughout by isolating Naomi from Cameron, though Layla inadvertently left herself open to attack when she kicked a waiting Cameron off the apron. With the former Divas Champion’s defenses down, Naomi rallied for a quick burst and rolled Layla up for a tantrum-inducing three count. Somebody call our mommas, that was a thing of beauty.
Other on-screen talent Edit
- Interviewer: Renee Young