We’re live from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas as Michael Cole welcomes us. We go right to the ring and Vince McMahon is waiting. Vince talks about RAW’s success over the years and thanks the fans. He announces John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler in a steel cage for tonight.
AJ Lee is backstage with Big E Langston. She looks back at some of the weddings on RAW over the years. Langston shows a clip of her and Daniel Bryan’s wedding. AJ gets emotional and Dolph Ziggler comes in to cut a promo on his match with Cena tonight.
Steel Cage Match: Dolph Ziggler vs. John Cena
Ziggler is out with AJ and Langston. John Cena is out next to a big pop. Ziggler tries to escape early on but Cena stops him. It’s JR, Lawler and JBL on commentary for this match. Cena takes control until he runs into a big dropkick. 2 count by Ziggler. Ziggler beats on Cena now. Cena goes face first into the cage wall. Ziggler with a big splash in the corner and a neckbreaker. Ziggler with another neckbreaker as AJ looks on.Ziggler goes for another neckbreaker but shows off and Cena counters. Cena goes for an Attitude Adjustment but Ziggler blocks it and gets a 2 count. Ziggler keeps control and works Cena over. Cena catches in and catapults him into the cage. Ziggler climbs up but Cena stops him.
Cena pulls Ziggler down and starts climbing. Ziggler stops him and they trade shots on the top rope. Ziggler knocks Cena to the mat but Ziggler falls with the top rope between his legs. We go to commercial.
Back from the break and they trade shots on top of the cage. They come back to the top rope and Ziggler dropkicks Cena to the mat. During the commercial, Langston stopped Cena from escaping by holding his leg. Ziggler keeps control now as AJ looks on. Cena blocks a shot into the cage and fights back. Cena comes back with his usual moves. Cena with the Five Knuckle Shuffle. Cena goes for the AA but it’s blocked. Ziggler uses it to climb up the cage. Cena exposes Ziggler’s rear and throws him into the cage. Ziggler blocks another AA and hits a superkick for a close 2 count. Ziggler crawls for the cage door but Cena pulls him back. Langston tries to pull Ziggler out. Cena and Langston play tug of war with Ziggler’s body. Cena pulls Ziggler back in and applies STF. Ziggler counters and locks in a sleeper hold.
Cena powers to his feet with Ziggler on his back. Cena climbs up the cage wall, still with Ziggler on his back. Cena falls back to the mat and lands on Ziggler. Ziggler climbs while Cena goes for the door. Ziggler stops Cena from escaping. Cena kicks Ziggler back. Cena goes for the door but Langston slams it on his head. Ziggler with a close 2 count. Cena runs up to escape the cage. Cena kicks the door in Ziggler’s face. Langston starts swinging a chair at Cena’s legs and he crawls back over the top of the cage. Ziggler hits Zig Zag for a close 2 count. Ziggler climbs the cage but Cena stops him. Cena pulls Ziggler to the mat. Ziggler runs up and nails a huge DDT from the top rope. Cena still kicks out at 2. AJ throws a fit at ringside and goes crazy. AJ climbs the outside of the cage and makes it to the top. Langston comes in but Cena fights him off. Ziggler charges with the briefcase but Cena ducks and it hits Langston. Cena nails the AA on Ziggler for the win as AJ watches from the top of the cage.
Winner: John Cena
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