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

Bill Pritchard

Paul Heyman is introduced and he says last night CM Punk was beaten by Brock Lesnar, and he gave Punk a chance to prove his worth and Punk did that. He says Punk gave Brock everything he could handle, and he asks where they go from there and he says it's time to end the family feud. Heyman says he's been more of a father than Punk's own father, and Brock smacked some sense into Punk last night, so Heyman says he forgives him. Heyman says Punk can apologize and they will be able to work together again, and they can put this behind them and rise even higher than before. He says he still loves Punk and will guide him to the WWE Championship, and he get Punk to the Wrestlemania main event so they can be the best in the world.

The Funkadactyls vs Layla & AJ Lee

AJ and Layla attack Cameron and Naomi from behind, then Cameron gets thrown outside and AJ screams at the ref to ring the bell. The match officially starts and AJ hits a neckbreaker, then she applies a side headlock but Naomi breaks it so AJ takes her down with a spin kick. AJ puts her in a chokehold but Naomi slams her in the corner, then AJ chokes her on the ropes and and kicks her in the corner. AJ goes to a sleeperhold and taunts Cameron, then Naomi catches her with a reverse thrust kick before Layla makes the tag. Naomi is unable to tag out as Layla kicks her, then Layla goes to pick her up but Naomi rolls her up for the surprise win.

Winners – The Funkadactyls

3 on 1 Handicap Match
Dolph Ziggler vs The Shield

Dolph tries to avoid getting cornered and repeatedly hits Rollins in the corner, then he gets dropped by a stiff shot by Reigns before being choked on the ropes. Reigns throws him in the corner and stomps him a few times, then Rollins comes back in and kicks him  before Ambrose applies a chinlock. Dolph comes back with a sleeperhold but Ambrose reverses it, then Dolph drops him with a jawbreaker so Reigns gets back into the match. Dolph catches him with a quick dropkick and neckbreaker, then Dolph knocks Rollins off the apron and takes Reigns down with a legdrop bulldog. He gets rid of Ambrose and almost wins it with a tornado DDT on Reigns, but Rollins breaks it up so Dolph throws him towards the barricade. Dolph turns and runs at Reigns, but Reigns spears him for the win, and they hit a triple powerbomb for good measure before leaving.

Winners – The Shield

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