WWE RAW Results (7/25) – New WWE Champion, First Title Defense, Three Huge Returns!

Bill Pritchard

RAW Opener:

WWE Championship
Rey Mysterio vs The Miz

Miz takes Rey down with a shoulder block and Rey kicks him then goes for a corner hurricanrana, but Miz holds on and throws him headfirst on the turnbuckle. Miz waits across the ring, then runs and hits a clothesline in the corner and continues to keep Rey down with kicks to the back. Miz puts him in a headlock and Rey tries to fight out, but he gets dropped with a knee to the gut and Miz kicks him again for good measure. The referee breaks them up near the ropes and Rey runs the ropes only to get thrown outside and Miz dropkicks him through the ropes. Miz tries to bring Rey back in the ring, but Rey grabs the apron and takes Miz down with a headscissors that sends him into the steps.

After a commercial, Miz has Rey in a headlock then hits him with a backbreaker/neckbreaker combo for a near fall. He continues to try and slow Rey down with a suplex, but Rey floats over and shoves Miz into the ringpost, then leaps off the top with a seated senton for two. Miz fights him off with kicks to the stomach and a DDT, but Rey is able to kick out, only to eat a big boot off the ropes and kick out again at two. Miz is starting to grow frustrated, and Rey rolls him up for two, then kicks Miz in the knee and sets up for a 619. Miz sees it coming and moves off the ropes, then powerbombs Rey off the ropes and sets up for the Skull Crushing Finale.

Rey grabs the ropes so Miz puts him on the top rope and drops him into the Tree of Woe and tries a running knee smash. Rey sits up to avoid it, and Miz hits the ringpost with his bad knee, while Rey knocks him into position for the 619. He connects with it and goes up top and connects with a top rope splash, then makes the cover to become the new WWE Champion.

Winner and NEW WWE Champion- Rey Mysterio

Miz attacks Rey after the bell, then leaves him laying as Alberto Del Rio comes out to cash in Money In The Bank. Alberto goes around to the announce table to hand in the briefcase, and Rey leaps out of the ring on top of him to send him crashing into the announcer's table. Alberto grabs his briefcase and runs to the back saying "No Mas" and leaves Rey to celebrate his title win.

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