Welcome to the first Raw after the King of the Ring PPV.
At the PPV, Daniel Bryan won the KOTR tournament by defeating Jack Swagger and Seth Rollins at the event and now receives a WWE Championship match at SummerSlam.
Speaking of the WWE Championship, a new champion was crowned at KOTR when CM Punk defeated Ryback in a Steel Cage match in his hometown.
Let's get tonight's show started.
- In Ring Segment: Ryback demands CM Punk comes to the ring. Paul Heyman comes out to the stage with Curtis Axel and Roman Reigns but no CM Punk. Heyman says CM Punk doesn't come out when Ryback wants him to. Heyman says Punk will be in the ring later tonight.
- Ted DiBiase (with Drew McIntyre, Zack Ryder and AJ Lee) defeated Santino Marella (Time of contest - 06:35) DiBiase wins with Dream Street.
- Backstage Segment: Kane congratulates Daniel Bryan on winning the King of the Ring tournament last night. Bryan says thank you. The two shake hands before Bryan walks off.
- Daniel Bryan defeated Fandango (with Summer Rae) (Time of contest - 08:36) Bryan makes Fandango tap out to the No Lock.
- Backstage Interview: Intercontinental Champion The Miz tells Scott Stanford he saw Rob Van Dam's returning at Vengeance. Miz says he's challenging RVD to a match at the PPV. He says he's even willing to put the Intercontinental title on the line if it makes it more appealing to RVD.
- Wade Barrett defeated R-Truth (Time of contest - 08:28) Barrett wins the match with Wasteland.
- After the match, Wade Barrett cuts a promo saying he will be WWE Champion in due time.
- Backstage Segment: Paul Heyman is giving Curtis Axel some advice ahead of his match with Sheamus.
- Video hyping the return of Rob Van Dam at Vengeance.
- Sheamus defeated Curtis Axel (with Paul Heyman) by Disqualification (Time of contest - 12:05) The match ends when Mark Henry attacks Sheamus while he is setting up for the Brogue Kick.
- After the match, Mark Henry continues the attack on Sheamus. The Celtic Warrior is able to fight back and ends the brawl by hitting the Brogue Kick on Mark Henry.
- Backstage Interview: The Raw General Manager John 'Bradshaw' Layfield announces next week it will be Mark Henry vs Sheamus.
- Backstage Segment: The new WWE Champion CM Punk approaches Paul Heyman, Curtis Axel and Roman Reigns backstage. He shakes all of their hands.
- In Ring Segment: WWE Champion CM Punk, Roman Reigns, Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman make their way to the ring. Punk brags about winning the WWE Championship at KOTR. Kane, Daniel Bryan and Ryback interrupt. Bryan and Kane brawl with Reigns and Axel through the crowd to the backstage area. Ryback attacks CM Punk in the ring. Paul Heyman tries sneaking up on Ryback. However, Ryback knocks Heyman down with a vicious Meat Hook Clothesline. Punk manages to regroup. He goes to hit Ryback round the skull with the WWE title belt. Ryback ducks and hits the Meat Hook Clothesline on the champion. Ryback then hits Shell Shocked on Punk. Ryback leaves with Punk and Heyman down in the ring. Suddenly, WADE BARRETT'S MUSIC HITS. Barrett runs down to the ring with a referee. He cashes in his Money in the Bank briefcase. We have a WWE Championship match.
- Wade Barrett defeated CM Punk (c) to win the WWE Championship (Time of contest - 00:14) As soon as Punk struggles to his feet, the referee calls for the bell to start the match. Immediately, Barrett lifts up Punk and connects with Wasteland. 1, 2, 3. We have a new WWE Champion. Wade Barrett has made it to the top of the WWE.
- The show ends with Wade Barrett holding his newly won WWE Championship high in the air.
Here are the match results:
- Ted DiBiase defeated Santino Marella
- Daniel Bryan defeated Fandango
- Wade Barrett defeated R-Truth
- Sheamus defeated Curtis Axel by Disqualification
- Wade Barrett defeated CM Punk (c) to win the WWE Championship