|Monday Night RAW|
|Date||April 1, 2013|
|Previous episode||March 25, 2013|
|Next episode||April 8, 2013|
Episode summary Edit
Daniel Bryan vs Dolph Ziggler Edit
Whether Dolph Ziggler steals the show at WrestleMania 29 remains to be seen, but The Showoff did his share of embezzling on Raw, snatching victory from Daniel Bryan and — with some help from AJ Lee and Big E Langston — pilfering Team Hell No’s WWE Tag Team Championships in the process.
Up until Dolph turned to trickery, he was stuck in a dead heat with the snappish submission expert, matching Bryan shot-for-shot in a repeat of their near-classic a couple of weeks back on Raw. Both Superstars were spent after administering dueling sleeper holds when AJ and Big E made their move, felling Kane outside the apron while Ziggler rolled a distracted Bryan up for the win.
The ignominy only got worse when AJ lifted the twin titles from the fallen champions, ominously handing them to her boyfriend and bodyguard while her eviscerated exes lay at her feet.
The Funkadactyls vs The Bella Twins Edit
Two is better than one, and The Bella Twins delivered their own dose of double trouble (or twin magic, as it’s better known) to clip The Funkadactyls’ wings just six days before their Eight-Person Mixed Tag Match at WrestleMania 29. With The Funkadactyls’ charges, Tons of Funk, watching alongside The Bellas’ fancy-pants arm candy of Team Rhodes Scholars, the devious Divas showed the WWE Universe that their near-year absence from the ring did not rob them of their signature wiles.
The Funkadactyls, to be fair, brought their A game and then some in their tandem debut ( Naomi has previously competed solo), unleashing an in-ring attack as dynamic as their entrance dances and putting The Bellas against the wall early on. But a Nikki-instigated melee gave Brie the opportunity to roll up Cameron after a crossbody, bringing the ‘Dactyls coming-out party to a decidedly un-funky conclusion.
- Singles Match: Dolph Ziggler (w/ AJ Lee & Big E. Langston) defeated Daniel Bryan (w/ Kane)
- Tag Team Match: The Bella Twins (Brie Bella & Nikki Bella) (w/ Cody Rhodes & Damien Sandow) defeated The Funkadactyls (Cameron & Naomi) (w/ Brodus Clay & Tensai)