WWE Raw Results: Biggest Winners and Losers After Sept. 9

Bill PivetzCorrespondent IIISeptember 10, 2013

Goldust made his return to Raw after a three-year absence. Photo by: WWE
Goldust made his return to Raw after a three-year absence. Photo by: WWE

This episode of Raw was the go-home show for Night of Champions. It started off differently this week, with Toronto's own Edge hosting "The Cutting Edge" with his guest, Daniel Bryan.

Raw also featured the returns of Santino Marella and Goldust. There were nine matches that took place, which seems like a lot, but only three of them went longer than five minutes.

With that being said, let's rewind the clocks and find out who came out as the biggest winners and losers.


Christian: Winner

Captain Charisma hasn't been in a feud since he lost to Alberto Del Rio at SummerSlam. He received a concussion during his August 26 match with Randy Orton.

As a result, Triple H had The Shield attack Edge's best friend. This could be a way to write him off TV for now, or it could be a way to include Christian in the Triple H/Orton/Bryan feud.

During a promo a few weeks ago, Christian referenced the McMahon-Helmsley Era and how he was able to survive it. Triple H could use that to make Christian's life hell just like he has for Big Show and Dolph Ziggler. Either way, Christian could be involved in WWE's biggest feud.


Dolph Ziggler: Loser

After feuding with Del Rio a few months ago, The Show-Off hasn't done anything relevant in recent weeks. According to SEScoops.com, Ziggler is being punished for something he said during SummerSlam week.

He lost to Antonio Cesaro on an episode of Superstars and lost to Bray Wyatt on Raw. During that match, Michael Cole said, "This is the beginning of the end for Dolph Ziggler." Take that for what it's worth, but things could get worse before they get better.


AJ Lee: Winner

Lee cut what is being called a "pipe bombshell" a couple of weeks ago. This week, she was gold on commentary. She had some memorable quotes during her short time on commentary.

First, she said to Jerry Lawler, "I'm 26. I'm a little too old for you, Jerry." She later mentioned that she's main evented Raw. Lawler questioned that fact and Lee responded with "I've main evented Raw like three times. Watch the product."

It's her mic skills alone that is carrying the Divas division. Lee's bitterness toward the Total Divas cast is the only thing selling this feud.


The rest of the Divas division: Losers

While Lee is getting all of the mic time, the other three participants in the Fatal 4-Way match have not cut a promo or had a chance to rebuttal anything Lee has said. It's very telling of the rest of this division when the Sharpshooter gets more of a pop than any of the other Divas.

The worst part is that I can see Natalya winning the Divas championship on Sunday, which will do more damage to the division and title.


Goldust: Winner

It's been three years since Goldust competed on Raw. You wouldn't know it because he looked to be in great shape and put on a good match with Orton.

His pre-match promo was filled with the emotion—pressure, disappointment and determination—he felt leading up to this match. After the match, you could tell Goldust felt horrible for letting his brother down. Stephanie McMahon made matters worse by rubbing salt into the wound.

It will be interesting to see how Cody Rhodes "gets his job back."


Everyone Else

Marella defeated Antonio Cesaro in surprising fashion. Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins will defend their tag titles against one of five teams.

Their challengers will be revealed on the kickoff show when The Prime Time Players, Real Americans, The Usos, Tons of Funk and 3MB compete in a Tag Team Turmoil match.

In a change of pace, Bryan stood tall with the WWE Championship as Raw came to a close.

Who were your winners and losers after Raw?