WWE RAW Results (8/12) Bryan/Cena Face Off, New US/Tag Title Contenders Named, Does Punk Get Even With Heyman?

Bill Pritchard

Sandow avoids it by grabbing the ropes, then he hits a swinging neckbreaker for two before he elbows Orton and runs towards him. Orton hits a spinning powerslam and a hanging DDT, then he sets up for a RKO but Sandow blocks it and rolls outside, with Orton quickly giving chase. Orton grabs him but Sandow slams him into the apron, then he throws Orton into the ringpost and taunts Cody Rhodes (at commentary) before rolling Orton in. Cody gets up and tries to steal Sandow's briefcase, chained to the ringpost, and Sandow yells at him but Orton drops him with a RKO and picks up the win.

Winner – Randy Orton

After announcing a 20 man battle royal for a shot at the United States Championship, we cut to The Shield backstage, and Seth Rollins says that change is upon them. Rollins says they are the new guard and they are better, stronger and faster than everyone else and they are laying down a challenge. Roman Reigns says they have served justice at every challenge so far, and nothing is different so they are making an open challenge for Summerslam. He says whatever two men want to face him and Rollins can step up, then Dean Ambrose says his United States Championship is no different either. Ambrose says he's the real champion because everyone runs from his title, then he says he isn't scared of anyone in the battle royal. He says the only way he could lose is if Andre The Giant's ghost was competing but that won't happen, then they throw the camera out of the way as the segment ends.

CM Punk is with Josh Mathews backstage, and he says he took Paul Heyman's challenge so close to Summerslam because no one is afraid of him. He says Heyman opened his mouth and said something stupid, and he could beat Heyman in a one-on-one fight, but this won't be one. Punk says he has Brock Lesnar on Sunday, but he's pretty sure he will see a little bit from him sometime tonight, so he will be ready for anything that happens. Punk says Brock talks about being the best and the beast, but the only thing that matters is when he wins on Sunday, and the best is still the best.

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