|Monday Night RAW|
|Date||July 8, 2013|
|Venue||1st Mariner Arena|
|Previous episode||July 1, 2013|
|Next episode||July 15, 2013|
Episode summary Edit
Tons of Funk vs The Sheild Edit
It’ll take more than Tons of Funk to crack the winning ways of The Shield, as Seth Rollins & Roman Reigns rolled through the boogie-happy big men en route to their upcoming Tag Team Championship defense at Money in the Bank Kick-Off.
Despite an up-and-down couple of weeks for the self-styled “Hounds of Justice” and despite an early beating at the hands of Brodus & Tensai, Rollins & Reigns were ultimately in fine form against their funky foes. Rollins took the brunt of the big men’s early punishment, but Roman Reigns helped turn the tide and ultimately decided the match after Rollins kicked out of a pinfall attempt from Tensai, tagging back into the contest and cutting “Sweet T” down with a furious Spear to earn The Shield its latest victory.
Kaitlyn & Layla vs Divas Champion AJ Lee & Alicia Fox Edit
The claws came out in the Divas division when a tag team bout degenerated into a full-on fight just six days before the Divas Title is defended at Money in the Bank. Kaitlyn's rivalry with Divas Champion AJ Lee has taken up the headlines in WWE's women's division, but they took a backseat in Divas tag action to a whirlwind exchange between Layla (who teamed with Kaitlyn) and Alicia Fox (who allied with AJ) before things took a turn south.
It was Alicia's tag of AJ that set Kaitlyn off, as the jilted former champion stormed into the ring and left her former friend in a heap, giving new meaning to the term "Chickbusting" by unleashing a spear outside the ring that left AJ in the Land of Nod. But can she do it again this weekend?
- Tag Team Match: The Shield (Roman Reigns & Seth Rollins) defeated Tons of Funk (Brodus Clay & Tensai) (w/ Cameron & Naomi)