WWE RAW Results (8/19) – John Cena’s Announcement, Punk Fights Axel, Orton’s Championship Coronation

Bill Pritchard

Bryan says he knows she is there to rationalize for her husband, but he doesn't have to stand there and accept being average because he can be WWE Champion. Bryan says he doesn't care what she thinks and slaps the mic out of her hand, then Stephanie gets another one and says he had better calm down. She says Bryan is out of control and she won't stand for it, then she calls for security and says Bryan is forcing her to do this. Stephanie asks them to escort Bryan out of the building, then Bryan leaves under his own power and starts a NO chant while Stephanie glares at him from the ring.

Damien Sandow vs Cody Rhodes

Sandow knees Cody in the corner but Cody blocks a kick and sweeps his leg, then Cody kicks him a few times before hitting a middle rope elbow for two. Cody hits a front release suplex and chops Sandow in the corner, then Sandow backdrops him on the apron but Cody slams him into the turnbuckles. Cody hits a missile dropkick then clotheslines Sandow outside, then he suplexes Sandow on the floor before rolling him back in. He gets a two count pin attempt before applying a hammerlock, then Sandow breaks it and throws him outside before hitting a clothesline on the floor. Sandow rolls him in and hits a snap suplex, then he headbutts Cody and prevents him from going up top by taking him down with an armdrag.

We get back to see Cody fight out of a front facelock, then Sandow knocks him down on the mat and hits a side Russian legsweep and the Elbow of Disdain. Sandow yells at the ref before stomping Cody's head, then he sets him up on the top turnbuckles but Cody knocks him down and hits a moonsault. Cody hits a dropdown punch and goes for a backslide, then Sandow avoids Cross Rhodes and counters with a snapmare and goes for a neckbreaker. Cody blocks it and hits a Disaster Kick, then Sandow rolls to the apron and snaps Cody's head on the ropes, and he whips Cody in the corner but Cody counters with a sunset flip for the win.

Winner – Cody Rhodes

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