WWE Monday Night RAW Results - Big Show Forced To Fight, Cody Rhodes Fired, More
- Back from the break and Orton is walking with Triple H, joking about Big Show. They run into Cody Rhodes. Triple H shakes his hand and asks how Dusty Rhodes is doing. Cody says he is fine. Cody thinks tonight's main event will be great, as long as nobody gets involved. Triple H asks why anyone would get involved. Cody asks Orton why doesn't he want to defend the title against Bryan. Cody says Bryan vs. Orton is what's best for business. Triple H asks if Cody is deciding what's best for business now. Triple H says Cody has a lot on his mind, like getting married soon and everything. Orton and Triple H both say they didn't get an invitation. Triple H got Cody an early wedding present - a match against Orton tonight. Cody thanks him for the huge opportunity. Triple H says if Cody doesn't win, he won't be employed very long.
Fandango vs. The Miz
The bell rings and they go at it. Miz goes for an early Figure Four but Fandango goes to the floor. Miz follows and kicks him into the barrier. Miz works Fandango over on the floor and drops him over the barrier. Miz brings it back in the ring. He grabs Summer Rae and twirls her around before coming back in. Miz drops Fandango on his face for a 2 count. Miz goes on and kicks Fandango in the face for another pin attempt. Miz with a headlock as we go to commercial.
Back from the break and Fandango is in control. Fandango whips Miz into the corner and covers for another 2 count. Apparently Fandango has a broken nose after a kick to the face. WWE's doctor worked on him during the commercial, according to Cole. Summer Rae gets in a cheap shot and slaps Miz. Miz fights back with Fandango and whips him off the turnbuckle. Miz goes for a Figure Four but it's blocked. Miz misses the clothesline in the corner. Fandango with right hands and a springboard leg drop for a pin attempt. Miz goes for the Figure Four again and gets it locked in for the win out of nowhere.
Winner: The Miz
- Still to come, Rhodes vs. Orton and Show vs. Bryan. Up next, CM Punk will address last week. Back to commercial.
- Back from the break and Booker T approaches Daniel Bryan backstage and wants to talk. Booker says going against the McMahons is not a fight he can win. Booker says he's too good to be going back to high school gyms and wrestling for $50. Booker says Bryan can make a ton of money in WWE. Booker says maybe Bryan should consider giving up his title shot. Bryan can't believe Booker said it. Bryan says this is about his life. Booker says Bryan needs to wake up. Booker goes on and says he's behind Bryan but Bryan needs to tread lightly. Bryan walks off.
- We see footage from last week where Paul Heyman and Curtis Axel beat down CM Punk.
Dolph Ziggler vs. Ryback
We go to the ring and out first comes Dolph Ziggler. We go to commercial as Dolph makes his entrance.
Back from the break and Dolph is still waiting to find out his opponent. WWE United States Champion Dean Ambrose attacks from behind and beats Ziggler down. Ambrose says Ziggler is going to learn some respect. Ryback's music hits and out he comes as Ziggler's opponent.
A loud Goldberg chant hits as Ryback enters the ring. Ziggler tries to recover from the Ambrose attack. Ziggler goes at it with Ryback but gets tossed across the ring. Ryback beats Ziggler up some more and rips his shirt off. More offense by Ryback for several minutes. Ziggler comes back with a dropkick and right hands but Ryback nails a Meathook clothesline. Ryback hits Shellshocked for the win.
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