8/26 WWE Raw Results: New Contender For World Heavyweight Championship, Punk and Heyman Get Physical, and Bryan Runs The Gauntlet

Josh Isenberg

Cody Rhodes and The Miz vs. Damien Sandow and Fandango

We come back from break with a tag to Fandango and he punches away at Rhodes. Fandango swings Rhodes to the corner and tags in Sandow who connects with a headbutt. He covers Rhodes for a two count and locks in an armbar. Rhodes strikes back with lefts and rights until Sandow hits a side Russian Legsweep and an "Elbow of Disdain." Rhodes gets a foot in the face of Sandow and both men hit a clothesline onto one another. The hot tag to Miz sees him hit a move from the top rope and a high knee with a kick to the face. Miz hits a running clothesline into the corner and hits a high kick to Fandango. He rolls up Sandow with a two count. Miz connects a running dropkick on Sandow's knee on the rope and gets distracted by Fandango leaving. Miz takes Sandow and hits him with a Skull Crushing Finale for the victory. After the match, Fandango announces his name on the top of the ramp.

Winners: Cody Rhodes and The Miz

– A promo for Los Matadores aires.

Josh Matthews interviews Christian backstage and asks his opinion on the direction of the WWE with Triple H in charge. He talks about his scars he had from the Attitude Era and will not speak on the new regime. Randy Orton interrupts Christian and says he has problems with Christian. Orton says he is going to beat him in the ring with an RKO tonight. Christian says Triple H loved playing with sledgehammers and has a new tool to play with. That tool is Orton.

WWE shows Renee Young's interview on the WWE App with CM Punk. Punk says that he wants Paul Heyman. Heyman is seen backstage with Curtis Axel and says Punk is begging for votes. Axel says he's got this and will brawl with Punk. He says Punk will end up beating Punk because he will out-wrestle him and says the situation is better than perfect. Axel asks if Paul Heyman believes in him and he says like his life depends on it.

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