The 10 most brutal Raw matches of 2013 (so far)

#10 John Cena vs. Dolph Ziggler - Steel Cage Match (Jan. 14)

Anniversaries are always cause for something special, and Raw rang in its 20thbirthday with a barnburning main event contested between John Cena and Dolph Ziggler in the confines of a Steel Cage. Bringing their bitter rivalry to a head between the iron links, the two Superstars took each other to the woodshed in an all-out battle between WWE’s longest-tenured standard bearer and one of its most talented rising stars. The Showoff kept the tilt on an even keel and never let Cena get too far ahead, though the menacing presence of Big E Langston at ringside certainly helped save Ziggler from defeat on more than one occasion.

Prowling outside the cage, Ziggler’s then-gal pal AJ Lee’s emotions eventually got the better of her and she attempted to scale the chain-link barrier, distracting both referees from the action at hand. The ensuing fracas Langston the opening to storm the steel and hand Ziggler his Money in the Bank briefcase, but Cena was ready for the dirty play and simply dodged The Showoff’s attack, leaving Langston to take the case straight to the dome while the Cenation leader dispatched Ziggler with an Attitude Adjustment. Happy birthday, Raw!