WWE Monday Night RAW Results - Daniel Bryan Returns, Evolution & The Shield Face Off, More
- The announcers hype WWE Slam City.
Layla vs. Emma
Fandango trips Santino off the apron and Layla attacks a distracted Emma to start the match. Layla keeps control and keeps Emma on the mat with a submission. Emma fights to her feet but misses a dropkick. Layla wastes time and shows off for Fandango. Layla taunts Emma now. Emma ducks a clothesline and they collide in mid-air. Santino hits Fandango with the Cobra on the floor. Emma takes a pink sock out of her boot and she has her own Cobra now. She nails Layla with it for the win.
- After the match, Santino celebrates with Emma and their Cobras kiss. Santino's Cobra tries to get a little too friendly for a PG show.
- Fans can vote now on the WWE App for John Cena's opponent. Back to commercial.
- Renee Young is backstage with John Cena. He says his fate lies in the hands of the WWE Universe. Cena says if the fans want him to fight the whole Wyatt Family, he will. We hear dueling chants come from the crowd. Cena talks about how he keeps hearing "the whole world in his hands" and it keeps getting louder. Cena says he's beginning to wonder if that's true. He says if he can make it through tonight, the steel cage at Extreme Rules will make sure the odds are even. Cena says the mission is to survive tonight. He says Bray can try his best to put him down but he should never count him out.
WWE Intercontinental Title Contender's Tournament: Cesaro vs. Rob Van Dam
Sirens start up and out comes Cesaro, with a new theme song and Paul Heyman. The music stops and Heyman introduces Cesaro, surprisingly to boos. Heyman also brags about Brock Lesnar ending The Streak. More boos for Heyman. We go to commercial right in the middle of Heyman talking.
Back from the break and Heyman is still ranting and screaming about Lesnar ending The Streak. Rob Van Dam's music interrupts to a big pop. They lock up and trade holds. Cesaro with a shoulder and a 1 count. Cesaro keeps control and fans chant for RVD. RVD with a big thrust kick out of the corner. RVD catapults Cesaro across the ring and gets a pop from the crowd. Cesaro turns it back around and nails a suplex for a 2 count.
Cesaro ends up dropkicking RVD into the ring post and sending him out to the floor. We go back to commercial.
Back from the break and Cesaro nails a chest stomp after some back and forth. Cesaro with a 2 count. Cesaro with a gutwrench slam for another pin attempt. Cesaro keeps control and boots RVD in the face. Cesaro with an elbow drop for a 2 count. Cesaro keeps RVD on the mat now. RVD comes back and drops Cesaro with a kick to the face. RVD with a big clothesline and back kick to the face. RVD nails Rolling Thunder for a 2 count. RVD with more offense and a thrust kick from the top. RVD goes to the top but Cesaro knocks him off with a big uppercut. RVD knocks Cesaro off the top again and nails the split-legged moonsault for a close 2 count. Cesaro ducks a heel kick and nails a big uppercut while RVD is hung up in the corner. Cesaro with a 2 count. They trade right hands in the middle of the ring now. RVD with a leg scissors into a 2 count. Cesaro with a big underhook powerbomb that drops RVD on his head for a 2 count. Cesaro goes for the Cesaro Swing but Jack Swagger's music hits before he can do it. Swagger and Zeb Colter come out. RVD kicks a distracted Cesaro out of the ring. RVD splashes Cesaro off the apron as Swagger distracts him. Heyman and Zeb argue at ringside. Cesaro rolls RVD back in but Swagger sends Cesaro flying into the ring post. The referee didn't see it. Cesaro gets counted out and RVD advances.
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