— Alex Riley was challenged by John Cena on Raw under the stipulation that if he were to lose, he would be fired as The Miz’s apprentice. The Anonymous Raw General Manager decreed that the match would be contested via Steel Cage Match, with the only way to win would be to escape the cage. Despite assistance from the Miz, who promised not to interfere with the match, Riley lost when Cena forced his way out of the cage.
— WWE returns to the Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia for a Raw taping on July 25, 2011.
— As seen on Raw, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson rebutted John Cena’s remarks from last week’s show, mocking his rapping ability and denying his allegations that he doesn’t “love WWE.” “The Great One” took to Facebook to comment on tonight’s promo.
“I was passionate about my words tonight ’cause I meant them,” he wrote. “It’s not a joke to me. It’s my word. My family. My LOVE for my fans and WWE.”