WWE RAW Results
July 8, 2019
Newark, New Jersey
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
“Then. Now. Forever.” The WWE video leads us into the show.
Mixed Tag Team Elimination Match
Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins vs. Andrade and Zelina Vega
Becky Lynch starts off against Zelina Vega and hits her with two waistlock takedowns before shoulder blocking her. Lynch stops her from making a tag to Andrade and wrenches the arm. Vega fights back, but Lynch punches her down. Vega goes to the apron and kicks Lynch in the head before connecting with a DDT for a two count. Vega kicks her before Lynch reverses a whip to the corner. Vega quickly kicks her in the face and chokes Lynch on the ropes. Vega then whips around the ropes and applies a modified stretch on the ropes for a few moments. Lynch soon fights back and connects with a suplex. Vega quickly rolls over and tags in Andrade.
Seth Rollins must enter the match. Rollins and Andrade go face to face. Andrade shoves him before they lock up. Rollins wrenches the arm, but Andrade soon reverses it on him. They go back and forth into the ropes. Andrade hits an arm drag, and Rollins fights back with an arm drag of his own. They trade a few more moves before getting up in a stalemate. Rollins flips through a back suplex and lands on his feet. Rollins connects with a Sling Blade and clotheslines him out of the ring. Rollins connects with a pair of suicide dives. Lynch tags in and hits Vega with the Bexploder before shoulder blocking her down. Lynch applies the Dis-Arm-Her to eliminate Vega.
Becky Lynch eliminates Zelina Vega via Submission.
Lacey Evans is shown at ringside. Lynch goes outside and brawls with Evans through the crowd! Rollins breaks it up and pulls Lynch back.
We come back from the break to see Andrade take Rollins down. Lynch is still on the apron despite the fact that she legally cannot enter the match since Vega is eliminated. Vega is at ringside holding her arm. Andrade takes Rollins down and kicks him in the head for a two count. Andrade applies a chin lock, but Rollins quickly fights up. Andrade knees him and connects with a scoop slam. Andrade goes to the top rope, but Rollins cuts him off. Andrade fights him off and puts him in the tree of woe. Andrade hits a double stomp to the mat for a near fall. Andrade goes for the Three Amigos, but Rollins counters the third suplex into a falcon arrow for a near fall.
Rollins fights back at Andrade and forearms him. Andrade drops him onto the apron, but Rollins punches him back before hitting a springboard flying knee for a near fall. Rollins goes to the top rope, but Andrade shoves him off to the floor. Andrade distracts the referee, so Vega hits him with a hurricanrana DDT. Lynch jumps off the apron and hits Vega with a flying forearm. Lynch punches away at her until Andrade pulls her off. Rollins fights him off and checks on Lynch. Lynch shoves Rollins out of the way and takes a shoulder block from Andrade!
Andrade fights Rollins and sends him ribs-first into the barricade. Andrade gets him in the ring and hits a running double knee for a near fall. Rollins rolls out of the ring. Vega comes off the apron for a flying hurricanrana, but Rollins catches her. Rollins holds Vega up for Lynch to dropkick her. Andrade quickly baseball slides Rollins and charges for a dive, but Rollins kicks him. Rollins quickly gets in the ring and hits a Stomp for the win! The crowd counted along with the referee.
Winners by Pinfall: Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins
Rollins and Lynch celebrate heading up the ramp. Baron Corbin attacks Rollins from behind. Lynch swings at Corbin a few times, but he backs off. Lacey Evans comes out and gives Lynch the Woman’s Right. Corbin continues to punch away at Rollins before walking off with Evans.
Paul Heyman then comes out to a nice reception. Heyman looks at Rollins to insinuate maybe Brock Lesnar will cash in Money in the Bank.
Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans are backstage. Corbin says that was too easy. Love makes people blind. They talk about how costing one another a title will affect their relationship. Evans says being a couple isn’t an asset; it’s a liability.
The ring announcer introduces Paul Heyman. Heyman says, “Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Paul Heyman, and I am the advocate for Mr. Money in the Bank 2019 Brock Lesnar.” Heyman says it’s time to get down to business and shoot from the hip. This Sunday there is a PPV called Extreme Rules. Heyman happens to know something about the word “extreme.” The show will emanate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Heyman happens to know a lot about extreme in Philadelphia. This Sunday at Philadelphia at Extreme Rules, his client Brock Lesnar will cash in his Money in the Bank contract against either WWE Champion Kofi Kingston or WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins. That’s not a prediction… it’s a spoiler.
Heyman hasn’t violated a spoiler since before WrestleMania 30. If he wanted to put out some misinformation, he’s built up his credibility enough that this is the time to lie. Heyman has either given us a heads up for a historical event heading into Sunday or he’s playing head games with Rollins and Kingston. Only he knows. Well another being knows: the former and future champion Brock Lesnar. Heyman walks off.
Video Package: Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley destroy the stage last week on RAW
Braun Strowman will take on Bobby Lashley at WWE Extreme Rules in a Last Man Standing match.
The Miz makes his entrance. He’ll team with The Usos to take on Elias and The Revival in a 2-out-of-3 Falls Match.
A crewman is pouring out garbage when Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre walk up to him. McIntyre says he heard this guy is the best garbageman in the world. McMahon says he knows something about being the best in the world. The man’s name is Tony. McMahon asks how he’d feel about being Roman Reigns’ tag team partner. Tony doesn’t respond. McMahon says he’ll let him know.
Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre will take on Roman Reigns and a partner of Shane’s choosing later tonight.
2-out-of-3 Falls Match
The Miz and The Usos vs. Elias and The Revival
Scott Dawson starts against Jimmy Uso. Dawson applies a side headlock, but Jimmy whips him off. Dawson shoulder blocks him down, but Jimmy soon comes back with an arm drag. Dawson quickly elbows him in the face and tags in Elias. Elias punches away at Jimmy before kicking him. Elias sends him into the ropes and clotheslines him. Elias then knocks The Miz off the apron. The referee holds Miz back from getting in the ring. Elias punches Jimmy down before hitting a sloppy scoop slam. Dash Wilder tags in. The Miz runs in and attacks Elias. Miz punches him around ringside until Elias runs off. In the ring, The Revival hit Jimmy with the Shatter Machine to pick up the first fall.
Dash Wilder pins Jimmy Uso to go up 1-0.
We come back from the break to see the second fall start. Jimmy avoids Wilder, but Dawson tags in. The Revival hits a double-team guillotine catapult. Dawson continues to attack Jimmy and stomp away at him. Jimmy fights back with some chops to the chest. Dawson quickly picks the leg and takes Jimmy down. Wilder tags in and dropkicks Jimmy’s head. Dawson picks up a two count. Dawson tags in and applies a bear hug. Elias has not returned to the apron. Dawson applies a bear hug, but Jimmy fights up and sidesteps a splash in the corner. Wilder quickly tags in and knocks Miz off the apron. Jimmy hits a back body drop on Wilder.
Jey Uso tags in to a big reception. Jey runs wild on The Revival. Wilder avoids a Samoan Drop and blocks a kick. Jey counters with an enzuigiri. Jey hits a running hip attack before going to the top rope and hitting a cross-body block. Wilder rolls through and pulls the tights, but Jey kicks out. Jey rolls him up for another two count. Dawson tags in while Jey hits a Samoan Drop. Dawson fights Jey and hits a brainbuster for a near fall. Dawson argues with the referee. Jey manages to tag in The Miz, who hits Dawson with a Skull Crushing Finale to pick up the second fall.
The Miz pins Scott Dawson to even the series at 1-1.
The Usos hit Wilder with stereo superkicks before hitting Dawson with stereo superkicks. Jimmy takes out Wilder with a plancha over the top rope. Jey then hits Dawson with a splash for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Miz and The Usos (2-1)
Nikki Cross and Bayley will compete in Beat The Clock Challenge Matches to determine the stipulation for the Smackdown Women’s Championship match at Extreme Rules.
A replay is shown of Drake Maverick beating R-Truth for the WWE 24/7 Championship last week on RAW. Videos are then shown of Maverick and his wife, Renee Michelle, and their misadventures with the WWE 24/7 Championship.
Renee Michelle is shown backstage. Drake Maverick emerges from a crate and asks if the coast is clear. She is upset they’re in Newark for their honeymoon. Maverick says he is going to show the world what a great 24/7 Champion he is and then he’ll show her how great of a husband he is. After tonight, he’ll take her on the honeymoon of her dreams. She said maybe then they can consummate the marriage. The camera zooms in on an elated Maverick. Maverick shouts, “I’m finally going to get it on with my wife!” Maverick then realizes it was a mistake to yell and is chased off by a number of RAW superstars.
Rey Mysterio makes his return and issues an open challenge, next.
Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre are talking with a food vendor about possibly being Roman Reigns’ partner.
Rey Mysterio makes his entrance. Mysterio says he’ll keep it short and simple. 6 weeks ago, he stood here with his arm in a sling and did the hardest thing he’s ever done in his career: relinquish the WWE United States Championship. They said it would be impossible to come back early, but he rehabbed harder and became hungrier. He beat the doctor’s prediction. Mysterio says he is back and is ready to go. Mysterio is issuing an open challenge to anyone in the back who is listening.
Bobby Lashley responds to the challenge. The commentators are stunned he is able to come back so quickly after what happened last week.
Rey Mysterio vs. Bobby Lashley
Mysterio attacks Lashley coming in the ring. Lashley shoves him off, and the bell rings. Mysterio fights Lashley off, but Mysterio comes back with a DDT. Mysterio dropkicks Lashley into position and hits the 619. Mysterio goes to the top rope, but Lashley catches him with a reverse STO. Lashley then spears Mysterio for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Bobby Lashley
Lashley continues to attack Mysterio and throws him out of the ring. Lashley drags him up the ramp and looks at the LED wall. Lashley presses Mysterio up, but referees run up to stop him. Lashley drops Mysterio, but he soon returns. Lashley presses Mysterio up and throws him into the referees. Lashley grabs a microphone and says last week he was the only man standing. On Sunday against Braun Strowman, he’ll be the last man standing.
Roman Reigns and a partner of Shane McMahon’s choosing will take on Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre. If The Undertaker interferes, he’ll be removed from the match at Extreme Rules. We’ll also see Bayley and Nikki Cross compete in Beat The Clock Challenge Matches to determine the stipulation for the Smackdown Women’s Championship match at Extreme Rules. Alexa Bliss is not here tonight. Finally, we’ll see Ricochet take on Luke Gallows.
The camera look at the carnage caused by Bobby Lashley.
AJ Styles is walking backstage with The Club. Charly Caruso walks up and asks Styles why he turned on Ricochet. Styles says he doesn’t owe her an explanation. She asks The Club if they want to speak, but they just walk off.
Replays are shown of Cesaro viciously attacking No Way Jose last week on RAW.
No Way Jose vs. Cesaro
Cesaro approaches the conga line, and they run off. Jose tries to attack, but he trips on the ropes a bit. Jose regains his footing and sends Cesaro into the barricade before putting him in the ring.
The bell rings, and Jose hits a back body drop. Jose punches away at Cesaro, but Cesaro quickly comes back with an uppercut. Cesaro uppercuts away at him in the corner and hits a deadlift gutwrench suplex. Cesaro does the Cesaro Swing and turns it into a Sharpshooter. Jose taps out.
Winner by Submission: Cesaro
NXT Tag Team Champions The Street Profits are shown beatboxing backstage. Montez Ford says you shouldn’t cross Cesaro. Angelo Dawkins tells him to plug the network. Ford then plugs the Extreme Rules card with Roman Reigns and The Undertaker taking on Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre. Dawkins says Undertaker has been digging holes and taking souls. They beatbox saying, “Holes and souls.” Ford then says Reigns has to make it Sunday because McMahon can pick anyone to team with Reigns tonight, even Kawhi Leonard. They then tell “Kerwin” in the truck to transition.
Bayley and Nikki Cross are shown on split screen. They’ll talk about the Beat The Clock Challenge, next.
Footage is shown last week of Maria Kanellis announcing she’s pregnant to protect herself from Becky Lynch. Maria then emasculated Mike Kanellis. Throughout this whole thing, they added in fake crowd effects that weren’t heard last week.
Maria Kanellis is sitting backstage when Mike Kanellis walks in with a bouquet of flowers. Mike apologizes about last week and says he hasn’t been himself, but he’s excited for their second child. Maria says is craving ice cream and pickles. Mike doesn’t get that she’s telling him to get it for her, and she gets angry. Mike says he’ll get low fat, and she accuses him of calling her fat. Mike then nervously runs off to get the ice cream and pickles. Maria is disgusted and says, “What kind of man taps out to a woman?”
Bayley and Nikki Cross talk about the Beat The Clock Challenge
Michael Cole will interview Bayley and Nikki Cross. Cole says Alexa Bliss isn’t here so Cross must be feeling pressure to win to let Bliss pick the stipulation for Sunday. Cross says she feels the weight of the world on her shoulders and owes Bliss. Bayley says Bliss is using Cross. Cross is the reason Bliss has this rematch and needs to figure this out. Bliss is using Cross to pick the stipulation. Cross says she is tired of Bayley running Bliss down every week and can’t wait to shut her up.
Cole says Bayley will be taking on Sarah Logan while Nikki Cross will be taking on Dana Brooke. Bayley says Logan is a former member of The Riott Squad, but she’s not afraid of chaos. Bayley is the champion and will beat the clock to make the stipulation at Extreme Rules. Cross says Brooke is stronger and bigger than her, but she isn’t tougher. Cross has her work cut out for her, but she needs to beat Brooke for Bliss. Cross will beat the clock. Cross says, “So Bayley, let’s play.”
The Viking Raiders will be in action, next.
R-Truth and Carmella are looking for Drake Maverick backstage. R-Truth keeps looking in random places like a small drawer. R-Truth wants his baby back and is concerned he is feeding the 24/7 Championship and not showing “her” horror movies. All of a sudden, Drake Maverick runs by him chased by a number of RAW superstars. Carmella tells him to follow them, but R-Truth runs in the opposite direction.
Colin Justin and Devon Justin vs. The Viking Raiders
Erik takes one of them down with a German Suplex. The other tags in, and Erik viciously rag dolls the man. Ivar tags in, and Erik powerbombs the man. Ivar hits a top rope splash, but lifts up the shoulders before the count of three. The other Justin is thrown in. Erik tags in. Erik gives both Justins a falling slam/powerbomb combo. They then hit The Viking Experience to win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Viking Raiders
Drake Maverick runs in through the crowd followed by the RAW superstars. The Viking Raiders take down one of the superstars. R-Truth gets in the ring and looks at them nervously before running off with Carmella on his back.
Ricochet takes on Luke Gallows, next.
Roman Reigns is standing backstage when Charly Caruso ambushes him for an interview. She asks about Shane McMahon’s team playing mind games. Reigns says with his partner, the only team playing mind games is his team.
Ricochet makes his entrance. Ricochet says a few weeks ago when AJ Styles challenged him to a match, he figured it was great to face someone he’s looked up to. Last week, that’s what he did. Before he could even celebrate the biggest win of his career, Gallows and Anderson along with Styles gave him the beating of his life. Now he has Styles at Extreme Rules. As far as tonight, we know what’s going to happen. Luke Gallows won’t be alone. He’ll have Karl Anderson and AJ Styles. Ricochet says in the end he’ll have to fight all three.
The Club makes their entrance. AJ Styles thanks Ricochet for reminding the world who he is, but he wants to give him some advice. In the WWE, they move quickly. Styles tells Ricochet to appreciate the moment because Gallows is going to stomp a mudhole in him. As far as appreciating the moment, they can appreciate the moment they had on RAW last week.
Video Package: AJ Styles and The Club reform to attack Ricochet
Ricochet vs. Luke Gallows w/ The Club
The bell rings, and Ricochet attacks Gallows. Gallows quickly chokeslams him down. Gallows gloats a bit before covering for a near fall. Gallows punches away at Ricochet in the corner and pulls him out. Ricochet fights back with some right hand and hits the ropes, but Gallows big boots him down. AJ Styles talks trash from ringside. Gallows elbows away at the chest and applies a chin lock. Ricochet fights up, but Gallows clubs him down. Ricochet fights up, but Gallows head-butts him in the back of the head. Ricochet still tries to fight back, but Gallows turns him inside out with a clothesline. Gallows gloats around and looks at The Club. Ricochet then rolls him up for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ricochet
The Club is disgusted at ringside. AJ Styles grabs a microphone. Styles says they can leave it right there or they can do what Ricochet said. Ricochet said he’d run through all three of them. Styles then tells Ricochet to take on Karl Anderson… unless he’s not man enough.
Ricochet vs. Karl Anderson w/ The Club
Anderson quickly attacks him at the sound of the bell, but Ricochet soon elbows him back. Ricochet boots him and connects with a springboard clothesline for a two count. Ricochet punches Anderson before AJ Styles gets on the apron. Anderson quickly takes advantage of the distraction to send Ricochet headfirst into the turnbuckles. Anderson stomps away at him before sending him into the ropes for a shoulder block. Anderson picks up a two count. Anderson applies a chin lock. Ricochet fights up and punches him back. Ricochet charges, but Anderson floors him with a big spinebuster for a near fall. Anderson uppercuts him a few times before hitting the ropes. Ricochet hits a backflip kick and a dropkick. Styles grabs the feet, and Anderson uppercuts Ricochet down. Anderson sends him into the ropes, and Ricochet counters by hitting Luke Gallows at ringside with a Fosbury Flop. Styles tries to attack, but Ricochet hits him with a second rope moonsault block to the floor!
Ricochet gets in the ring and hits Anderson with a running dropkick. Ricochet then hits Anderson with the 630 for the win.
Winner by Pinfall: Ricochet
Styles immediately attacks Ricochet and punches away at him. The crowd boos him. Gallows soon joins in and punches Ricochet. Styles grabs Ricochet and hits a modified neckbreaker. Anderson and Gallows then hit the Magic Killer. Styles goes to the second rope. Anderson and Gallows then give Ricochet to him. Styles feigns going to give him a Styles Clash off the second rope, but he lets Ricochet go. Styles grabs a microphone. Styles says he’s a good guy. He’ll leave a little of Ricochet left as long as he stays down so he doesn’t have any excuses at Extreme Rules when Styles beats him.
The Club walk off, but they see Ricochet getting to his feet. Gallows and Anderson run in and hold Ricochet up. Styles crushes Ricochet with a Phenomenal Forearm. The Club stands tall over the broken United States Champion.
The commentators plug the EVOLVE 10th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday on the WWE Network. They then talk about Extreme Rules.
Renee Michelle is sitting backstage looking upset. Drake Maverick runs up yells that he survived the night as the WWE 24/7 Champion! R-Truth emerges from the crate with the referee. R-Truth stares at Maverick and yells, “Hornswoggle! That’s my baby!” Maverick runs off. The referee jumps on R-Truth’s back, and he chases him with Carmella rooting him on. They run by Bayley who smiles.
We go backstage to see a janitor with a limp looking sad and carrying a mop and bucket. Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre emerge and say that’s their guy.
Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre are talking to the janitor backstage. The janitor’s name is Gary. McMahon offers him $5,000 to stand on the apron and not wrestle. Gary accepts.
Beat The Clock Challenge Match
Bayley vs. Sarah Logan
Bayley comes out swinging and soon hits a cross-body block for a two count. Bayley knees her in the corner and goes to the second rope. Logan shoves Bayley to the apron, but Bayley avoids her. Logan quickly head-butts her down before baseball sliding her out of the ring. We’re 1:30 into this match. Bayley gets in the ring, and Logan pins her for a near fall. Bayley tries to reverse a whip to the corner, but Logan stops her. Logan dropkicks her down for a near fall. Bayley tries to fight back, but Logan takes her down and applies an inverted cloverleaf. Bayley gets to the bottom rope. We’re not 3:30 into this match. Bayley avoids a baseball slide and knees her in the face. Logan quickly takes her down for a near fall. The crowd starts an embarrassing “CM Punk” chant. Bayley hits a sunset flip bomb into the turnbuckles for the win at 4:32.
Winner by Pinfall in 4:32: Bayley
Nikki Cross makes her entrance. She’ll take on Dana Brooke. Cross has to beat Brooke in less than 4:32 in order to pick the stipulation for the Smackdown Women’s Championship at WWE Extreme Rules on Sunday.
Beat The Clock Challenge Match
Nikki Cross vs. Dana Brooke
Nikki Cross must win in less than 4:32 to win the challenge.
Dana Brooke spends a good portion running away from Cross. Cross eventually gets her in the ring and fights her. Brooke goes for a top rope dive, but Cross moves. Cross hits her neckbreaker to win with 1:50 left.
Winner by Pinfall in 2:42: Nikki Cross
Nikki Cross calls Bayley into the ring. Cross says she is upset that Bayley has talked badly about Alexa Bliss. She makes the Smackdown Women’s Championship match on Sunday a 2-on-1 Handicap Match so she can help Bliss beat Bayley for the title. Cross tells Bayley to find a friend she can trust so that friend can slap some sense into Bayley. Bayley slaps her in the face and hits a Bayley-To-Belly. Bayley goes to the top rope and hits a flying elbow drop.
Mike Kanellis brings ice cream and pickles to Maria Kanellis. She says she can’t eat that since it’ll make her fat. She asks Mike if she weren’t pregnant if he’d want to impregnate her. Mike says he’d impregnate her right now. She says he’ll never impregnate her again. In fact, she’s not even sure he’s the father this time. She then throws the bouquet at him.
Replays are shown of Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans attacking Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch at the start of RAW.
Corey Graves is backstage with Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch. Graves asks if they think their personal feelings toward each other could be affected on Sunday. What if one of them costs the team both titles? Lynch says she sees what he’s trying to do and makes fun of his emo nature. They’ll take Corbin and Lynch out.
The Street Profits are backstage talking about the Extreme Rules again. Montes Ford picks Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans to win before saying he was kidding since he doesn’t want them getting booed two weeks in. Like Rollins and Lynch, The Street Profits want the smoke.
Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre are walking backstage. They’ll face Roman Reigns and a partner of Shane’s choosing, next.
Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre come out to the stage. McMahon has Mike Rome do his Best in the World intro. McMahon says they’re going to put Reigns and Undertaker in the ground. McIntyre says Reigns has no respect for authority. The only person Reigns respects is Reigns. McIntyre will beat respect into him this Sunday. As for right now, everyone will shut up and listen to what the best in the world has to say.
McMahon introduces Reigns’ tag team partner. He was the Spelling Bee Champion in 5th Grade and a Prudential Center Employee of the Month. McMahon introduces Gary Garbutt, the janitor. Garbutt comes out to the stage limping with a luchador mask on.
Roman Reigns and Gary Garbutt vs. Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre
The bell rings, and Roman Reigns clotheslines Drew McIntyre down. Reigns sets up for a Superman Punch, but McIntyre kicks him. McIntyre hits a Glasgow Kiss, knocking Reigns into Gary Garbutt. McIntyre sends Reigns shoulder-first into the ring post. McIntyre brings Garbutt into the ring the hard way. Shane McMahon demands to be tagged in. All of a sudden, Garbutt springs into action and takes McMahon down with a springboard clothesline. Garbutt hits a handspring kick and sends McIntyre out of the ring. Garbutt then hits McIntyre with a summersault senton to the floor. Garbutt gets in the ring and hits a springboard cross-body on McMahon. Garbutt gets up and eats a Claymore Kick from McIntyre. McMahon pins him for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre
McMahon is stunned by this performance. Reigns chases them out of the ring. Gary Garbutt is revealed to be Cedric Alexander, who is bleeding from the mouth and may be missing a tooth. Reigns stands with Alexander as the show ends.