“WWE Monday Night Raw” continued the storyline of Triple H continuing to hold Daniel Bryan down, and this week be brought out his wife Stephanie McMahon to help. Here is the “WWE Monday Night Raw” recap from Sept. 2.
Triple H opens the show in the ring with The Shield as his bodyguards once again. He talks some and then calls out Randy Orton. The two of them want Daniel Bryan to give up his title shot, which brings out Bryan. He refuses and tells them that he knows he can beat Orton because he fights for everything and Orton is just handed things. Triple H compared Bryan to Doink the Clown and booked Bryan vs. Big Show for the main event.
Backstage, Cody Rhodes shoots off his mouth to Triple H and gets booked in a match with Randy Orton, and if Cody loses he is fired. Triple H has now completely transformed himself into Mr. McMahon.
Finally, the first match takes place. The Miz beats Fandango in the match by submission with the figure four.
In the next match, Dolph Ziggler comes to the ring to wrestle a mystery opponent. Dean Ambrose attacks him and beats him severely. Then Ryback’s music starts, and it turns out Ryback is the opponent. Ryback beat Dolph Ziggler with the Shell Shock.
Backstage, Brad Maddox tells Triple H that Big Show refuses to wrestle. Stephanie McMahon says she will handle it and heads out to the ring. She calls out Big Show and tells the world that he is broke and that if he doesn’t do his job and compete when he is told to, his iron clad contract is broken.
Next up, The Prime Time Players beat 3MB. After that, Paul Heyman and Triple H have words backstage and then a Bray Wyatt promo airs.
Cody Rhodes fought Randy Orton next. The match was amazing and Cody gave it everything he had, but in the end, he tweaked his knee which gave Orton a chance for an RKO and the win. Triple H then came out and fired Cody Rhodes just days before he is supposed to get married. As he left, he was asked how he felt and he shot on the McMahon’s and how they treated both his father and brother.
CM Punk came out next and cut a promo about breaking Paul Heyman’ face at Night of Champions.
Natalys, Brie Bella and Naomi fought in a three way to determine who would get AJ Lee at Night of Champions for the Diva’s title. AJ Lee interfered and caused the match to be thrown out before the Total Diva’s cast beat her down. Stephanie McMahon ruled that the title match at Night of Champions would be a fatale-four-way.
Next up, Rob Van Dam beat Damien Sandow despite Alberto Del Rio trying to distract him.
Finally, in the main event, Daniel Bryan refused to back down and just pummeled the Big Show with kicks until Show got angry and knocked Bryan down. Big Show decided to leave, which brought out Triple H and The Shield. Show had to watch as The Shield triple powerbombed Bryan.
Then Triple H told Big Show to hit Bryan with the WMD. When he refused, Stephanie McMahon came out and said it was his last chance. It looked like Show was going to hit Triple H but Stephanie stood in the way. Finally, Big Show knocked out Bryan and left. Randy Orton came out and stood over Bryan as the show ended.