WWE Monday Night RAW 07 15 2019

WWE RAW Results
July 15, 2019
Uniondale, New York
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.

WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar makes his way to the ring alongside his advocate, Paul Heyman. A replay is shown of Lesnar cashing in Money in the Bank on Seth Rollins on last night’s Extreme Rules event.

The crowd is booing them in the ring. Heyman says they should boo themselves. Heyman says he told them so. Heyman said that Lesnar would need an opponent lined up at SummerSlam because there was no way Seth Rollins would make it. No one in the back listened to him. Heyman says he has all the stroke around here right now, so he decided how they’ll determine who will be Lesnar’s challenger at SummerSlam. His client is not the easiest conquerer to negotiate with. Ask UFC or Vincent Kennedy McMahon. Lesnar fights and does what he wants when he wants.

To display his genius, Heyman has come up with a plan. We’ll have a Cross-Branded Top 10 All-Star Battle Royal gets to make history by being beaten, victimized, and brutalized by Lesnar at SummerSlam. Competing in the battle royal is Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Big E, Cesaro, Braun Strowman, Rey Mysterio, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Bobby Lashley, and Roman Reigns. Heyman says those are your Top 10 superstars in the battle royal.

Heyman tells Reigns to check with Rollins to see if he can win the battle royal. Last night, Rollins came in like he was Becky Lynch’s stud. When Lesnar was done with him, he was a gelding. If you don’t know what that is, google it. When you’re in the ring with Lesnar, you risk your health, welfare, manhood. This is not a prediction. It’s a spoiler. If any of the people had the chance to be in the ring, they’d all be Brock’s bitches. They walk off.

Ricochet makes his entrance. He’ll be in action next. Ricochet runs by Lesnar.

Natalya will take on Naomi, Alexa Bliss, and Carmella in a Fatal 4-Way match to determine who will face Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s Championship at SummerSlam. We’ll also see Finn Balor take on Samoa Joe.

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2-out-of-3 Falls Match
Ricochet and The Usos vs. The Revival and Robert Roode

Scott Dawson starts against Jimmy Uso. Jimmy superkicks Dawson and throws Dash Wilder away. Ricochet tags in and hits a Codebreaker, now being called the Recoil. Ricochet follows up with a standing shooting star press to pick up the first fall.

Ricochet and The Usos go up 1-0.

Robert Roode comes in and stomps Ricochet down in the corner. Roode chops him, but Ricochet comes back with a head-scissor takeover followed by a dropkick for a near fall. Jey Uso tags in and kicks Roode. Jey hits the ropes, but Roode connects with a spinebuster for a near fall. Wilder tags in and attacks Jey. Wilder chokes him on the top rope before chopping him. Jey fights back, but Wilder comes back with a scoop slam. Jey avoids an elbow drop and tags in Jimmy.

Jimmy comes in swinging and hits Wilder with an uppercut. Jimmy follows up with a Samoan Drop before punching Roode on the apron. Dawson blind tags in and hits a flapjack… which gives them the second fall.

The Revival and Robert Roode tie up the series 1-1.

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We come back from the break, and the third fall starts. Dawson runs wild on Jimmy for a near fall. Wilder tags in, and The Revival hit a double-team guillotine catapult into the ropes for a near fall. Jimmy gets out of an abdominal stretch, but Wilder holds him back from making a tag. Wilder then reapplies the abdominal stretch, but Jimmy hits a hip toss. Eventually Ricochet and Roode tag in.

Ricochet takes Roode down and dropkicks Dawson off the apron. Jey Uso then wipes out Wilder with a plancha. Ricochet gets out of a Glorious DDT and hits the Recoil. Ricochet goes to the top rope for the 630 to pick up the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Revival and Robert Roode (2-1)

WWE United States Champion AJ Styles comes out to the stage with The Club. Ricochet hits Styles with a suicide dive and punches away at him. The Club pulls Ricochet off, so The Usos make the save. They superkick The Revival before superkicking The Club. Roode sends Jimmy into the barricade, but Jey grabs him. The Revival soon hit Jey with a Shatter Machine. Ricochet runs in and makes the save with a cross-body block. All of a sudden, Styles absolutely wipes him out with a Phenomenal Forearm. The Club then hits the Magic Killer on Ricochet. Styles and The Club stand tall over Ricochet.

The Cross-Branded All-Star Top 10 Battle Royal takes place later tonight.

The Viking Raiders are standing backstage. They’ll be in action, next.

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The Viking Raiders vs. Vinnie Bruner and Jackson James

A pre-taped promo is shown with The Viking Raiders. Erik says Viking Raiders is a way of life. They will show the savagery of the Norsemen if anyone stands in their way.

Erik starts against one of them and wipes him out. Ivar tags in, and The Viking Raiders knee him down. Ivar brings the other guy in, and they annihilate him. Erik slams Ivar into the one guy, but Ivar lifts the shoulders before the count of three. Erik tags in, and they hit a double-team backbreaker/gutbuster. They then hit a double-team German Suplex/clothesline combo. They connect with The Viking Experience for the win.

Winners by Pinfall: The Viking Raiders

Video Package: The Undertaker and Roman Reigns defeating Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre at WWE Extreme Rules last night.

Earlier today, Drew McIntyre was walking backstage when he walked up to Cedric Alexander, Finn Balor, No Way Jose, and The Street Profits. McIntyre calls Alexander a joke. McIntyre said the time has come for him to disembowel and dismember Alexander. McIntyre then says that’s illegal, but he will humble him. Alexander says he’s been told in the past that he’s humble, but tonight the joke will be on him.

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Replays are shown of Cedric Alexander fooling Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre into thinking he’s Gary “The Goat” Garbutt last week on RAW.

Drew McIntyre vs. Cedric Alexander

McIntyre quickly attacks Alexander and stomps him. Alexander makes a comeback and knocks him out of the ring. Alexander connects with a summersault plancha before getting him in the ring. McIntyre quickly catches him with a belly-to-belly overhead suplex into the turnbuckles! McIntyre hits another belly-to-belly overhead suplex before connecting with a third one. Alexander block a kick and elbows McIntyre in the head. Alexander sends him to the apron, but McIntyre lands on his feet and goes to the top rope. McIntyre then jumps into a dropkick. Alexander goes for a handspring kick, but McIntyre hits the Glasgow Kiss. McIntyre goes for an inverted Alabama Slam, but Alexander counters into a roll-up for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Cedric Alexander

Drew McIntyre cannot believe it. Alexander retreats up the ramp and is pleased with himself.

Finn Balor says he lost, but he needs to keep moving forward. Balor wants his title back. Tonight, Samoa Joe stands in his way. He doesn’t care if he has to go up and over him or through him… he’ll find a way to keep moving forward.

Elsewhere backstage, Samoa Joe says he’ll be waiting to hand Balor another loss. Joe makes his entrance.

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Charly Caruso is backstage with Roman Reigns. Reigns says this is his week. From winning the ESPY to his movie premiere to whopping ass with The Undertaker, this is his week. Reigns doesn’t care what anyone says, even Seth Rollins. He will win the battle royal.

Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor

Samoa Joe has a black eye from his match against Kofi Kingston last night at Extreme Rules.

They circle the ring and lock up. Joe pushes him into the ropes and shoves him. Joe wrenches the arm, but Balor applies a side headlock. Joe tries to whip him off, but Balor keeps it cinched on. Balor hits a headlock takeover, but Joe get out and chops him. Balor kicks him and applies another side headlock before taking him down. Joe then counters into a crucifix pin for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Samoa Joe

Joe immediately attacks him and applies the Coquina Clutch. Balor gets out and double stomps him before hitting a Sling Blade. Balor dropkicks him into the corner and goes to the top rope. Balor hits the Coup de Grace, and Joe rolls out of the ring in pain. Balor then celebrates.

All of a sudden, the lights in the arena start going out with loud sounds. We hear sounds of Balor being beaten on. The lights come on… and “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt is holding Balor. The Fiend hits Sister Abigail and the lights flicker again. They go out, and all you hear is Wyatt’s laughter.

-Commercial Break-

Drake Maverick walks into a hotel lobby with his wife, Renee Michelle. Maverick whispers to the man that he is registered under Mr. and Mrs. 24/7 Champion. She’s not happy about that. Maverick asks for the best room and an expensive bottle of champagne. Maverick pays in cash and they walk off. R-Truth comes out and asks if Hornswoggle is staying in the hotel. R-Truth tips the man a dollar, and he looks on the computer.

The Street Profits watch what just happened with R-Truth on the monitor. They put over the women’s Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match. Angelo Dawkins reveals he’s really into Nikki Cross. They then put over the Battle Royal. Dawkins says he thinks Big E will win, but Montez Ford thinks it’ll be Seth Rollins. Rollins wants all the smoke.

Zack Ryder is in the ring already. Mike Bennett is backstage when Maria Kanellis comes up to him. She says she’s taking the match. Mike reminds her that she’s pregnant. She says Mike is a loser and she has a better chance of defending their unborn child’s honor than he does. She walks out.

The referee stops Maria, and Mike runs down. Mike says he’s got it.

Zack Ryder vs. Mike Kanellis w/ Maria Kanellis

The bell rings, and Ryder immediately hits the Rough Ryder for the win.

Winner by Pinfall: Zack Ryder

Maria says she should have wrestled. HER unborn child had a better chance of beating Ryder in a wrestling match than Mike.

The Cross-Branded All-Star Top 10 Battle Royal takes place later tonight.

The Club will be in action, next.

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The Club vs. Lucha House Party

AJ Styles tarts against Gran Metalik. Styles beats him down before tagging in Karl Anderson. Metalik takes Anderson down and hits a missile dropkick for a two count. Luke Gallows tags in and beats on Metalik. Metalik fights back, but Gallows head-butts him down. Anderson tags in and takes Metalik down. Ricochet runs in through the crowd and attacks Styles. Everyone is brawling at ringside. Officials and producers run down to pull Ricochet off.

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We come back from the break to see Styles dropkick Lince Dorado down. Gallows tags in and stomps him. Anderson tags in and knees Dorado. Anderson applies a chin lock, but Dorado fights up. Anderson knocks Metalik off the apron, and Kalisto takes exception. Dorado quickly catches Anderson with a handspring stunner.

Kalisto tags in and punches Styles before kneeing Gallows. Kalisto hits a handspring back elbow before hitting a head-scissor DDT. Metalik and Dorado connect with stereo suicide dives before Kalisto hits Anderson with a summersault senton. Styles grabs Kalisto’s feet. Anderson and Kalisto nearly botch a spinebuster, but the recover. Gallows and Anderson hit the Boot of Doom before tagging Styles in. Styles applies the Calf Crusher for the win.

Winners by Submission: The Club

Styles holds the Calf Crusher on for a few moments longer before standing tall with The Club. Styles then boots Kalisto out of the ring.

A video package is shown of Seth Rollins losing the WWE Universal Championship to Brock Lesnar.

Seth Rollins is interviewed backstage. Rollins says he can’t stand that Brock Lesnar is walking around with a title he doesn’t deserve. No matter what, he is going to win tonight. As for Becky Lynch, she’s going to be ok and might show up tonight.

Replays are shown of “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt returning to attack Finn Balor earlier tonight on RAW.

Fatal 4-Way Match
Alexa Bliss w/ Nikki Cross vs. Carmella vs. Naomi vs. Natalya

The winner will face Becky Lynch for the RAW Women’s Championship at SummerSlam. Becky Lynch makes her entrance, and she comes out to the stage limping.

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The bell rings, and Alexa Bliss and Carmella are quickly cleared from the ring. Natalya and Naomi square off and soon do a double kip up. They then take each other out with a double clothesline. Carmella runs in and covers each one for a two count. Carmella tries again and picks up a one count on them. Carmella keeps covering, but can’t get the elimination. Carmella screams. Carmella sends Natalya out of the ring and stomps Naomi in the corner. Carmella runs into a back elbow, but she soon comes back with a head-scissor takeover for a near fall. Natalya gets in the ring, and Carmella hits a head-scissor takeover on her. Carmella hits Natalya with a bronco buster and avoids a Rear View. Carmella superkicks both Naomi and Natalya. Alexa Bliss comes in and rolls Carmella up for the elimination.

Carmella has been eliminated by Alexa Bliss.

Naomi takes Bliss down and picks up a two count. Naomi slams Bliss and kicks her before knocking Natalya off the apron. Naomi takes her down and kicks Bliss in the face for a near fall. Bliss takes Naomi down and starts kicking away at her. Bliss talks trash and slaps her in the face. They then wipe each other out with a double clothesline. We’re going to commercial… but the match continues!

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We come back from the break to see Naomi and Natalya start brawling at ringside. Naomi hits a blockbuster off the steel steps. Bliss attacks Naomi from behind, gets her in the ring, and picks up a two count. Bliss applies a chin lock and cinches it in. Naomi fights up and hits a full nelson bomb for a near fall. Bliss is knocked out of the ring, and Natalya hits a Discus Clothesline on Naomi for a two count. Natalya applies a chin lock before transitioning to a Mexican Surfboard. Bliss covers Natalya while she’s applying the hold for a near fall. Naomi quickly kicks Natalya down and goes to the top rope, but Bliss distracts her. Natalya hits a sit-out powerbomb, and Bliss runs in to cover for a near fall. Natalya kicks Bliss away and goes for a Sharpshooter on Naomi. Bliss rolls Natalya up for a near fall. Bliss then punches Natalya to send her out of the ring.

Bliss applies another chin lock. Naomi tries to get to the bottom rope, so Bliss drags her to the center of the ring and covers for a two count. Naomi quickly kicks Bliss for a two count. Bliss slams her down and applies the fourth chin lock of this match. The crowd starts chanting, “This is awful.” Natalya gets in the ring and punches away at Bliss. Bliss quickly sidesteps her and stomps her. Natalya goes for a slam, but Bliss takes her down. Naomi pulls Bliss out of the ring. The crowd lightly chants, “End this match.” Natalya then rolls Naomi up to eliminate her.

Naomi has been eliminated by Natalya.

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We come back from the break to see Bliss run from Natalya. Nikki Cross grabs a microphone and tells the crowd to cheer for Alexa… and then tells them to shut up. Bliss takes Natalya down and hits Insult to Injury. Bliss gets out of the ring after Natalya makes a comeback. Bliss avoids a Discus Clothesline, and Natalya hits Cross. Natalya gets Bliss in the ring and applies the Sharpshooter for the win.

Winner by Submission: Natalya

Natalya looks like she’s going to cry. Charly Caruso gets in the ring and says Natalya is going to SummerSlam. Natalya says Bliss sucks. The crowd doesn’t react. Natalya says her life was turned upside down last year. Now she’s going to her home country to face her friend Becky Lynch.

Lynch grabs a microphone and says The Man has something to say. Lynch says she doesn’t care that she’s hurting. She’s here to fight. Nothing makes her happier than fighting. Lynch says she likes Natalya, but she’s not meeting with her friend at SummerSlam. Natalya better step up or Lynch will wipe the floor with her in her home country. Natalya’s career needs something, and Lynch is it. If there’s one thing she’s learned from this it’s she does better in war than love. Natalya says, “Well I guess you’re not a very good lover, bitch.” Natalya says she’ll rip that greasy mop off Lynch’s head, pull the horseshoe out of her ass, and beat the hell out of her. They yell at each other before the referee breaks it up.

Randy Orton is shown in a backstage promo. Orton says he has unfinished business with Brock Lesnar.

The Miz makes his entrance. He’ll have Dolph Ziggler on Miz TV, next.

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Miz TV w/ special guest Dolph Ziggler

The Miz welcomes everyone to the show and introduces Dolph Ziggler, who requested to be on the show. Ziggler says he has his own problems, but he wanted to see if the rumors of Miz being a company “yes man” were true. Ziggler says Miz isn’t trying to be the best. Was it worth it to kiss all that ass and not even be booked on the PPV. Miz says he’d rather not be on the PPV than lose to Kevin Owens in 17 seconds. Ziggler says that was Goldberg bad, but he has to find a way to sleep at night. Miz has become everything he hates. Miz is a walking gimmick. Miz isn’t from Long Island. He’s from Cleveland. Ziggler says Miz is everything that’s wrong with this business. All Miz gives a damn about is fortune and fame… just like his wife.

The Miz immediately attacks him and knocks Ziggler out of the ring. Ziggler immediately gets out of the ring and grabs his eye. Miz stands tall in the ring.

Drake Maverick is shown in a hotel room wearing a robe, lighting candles, and throwing rose petals on a bed. He’s ready to consummate his marriage.

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Replays are shown of

Drake Maverick asks if Renee is ready. She said she’s slipping into something more comfortable. Maverick removes his robe and is wearing his WWE 24/7 Championship over his privates. He lays on the bed, and Renee can’t believe he’s wearing the belt. There’s a knock at the door, and room service comes in. Maverick is worried about his… small package… going away. The usher stays in the room, so Maverick goes to kick him out. Maverick realizes it’s a referee. R-Truth sneaks up from under the table and rolls Maverick up for a two count. R-Truth then tackles him on the bed and wins the WWE 24/7 Championship back! R-Truth says he hopes they’re not constipated anymore and runs off.

Roman Reigns winning an ESPY is highlighted.

The Battle Royal is next.

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Cross-Branded All-Star Top 10 Battle Royal
Big E vs. Sami Zayn vs. Seth Rollins vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Baron Corbin vs. Roman Reigns vs. Cesaro vs. Randy Orton vs. Braun Strowman

WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar makes his way to the stage with Paul Heyman. Lesnar sets up a chair at the top of the ramp and sits down to watch this match.

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The bell rings, and a brawl breaks out. Seth Rollins charges toward Baron Corbin. Corbin chokeslams Rollins and sends him over the top rope, but Rollins holds on. Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley brawl. Lashley’s ribs are taped up. Corbin and Lashley double-team Strowman in the corner. Cesaro starts uppercutting everyone that moves with shot after shot. Cesaro then does the Cesaro Swing to Mysterio before catapulting him over the top rope. Cesaro goes a swing on Big E, but Lashley grabs Cesaro and press slams him out of the ring to eliminate him.

Mysterio quickly attacks Lashley. Strowman then throws Lashley out of the ring. Strowman and Big E square off. Strowman runs him down with a shoulder block and lifts Big E. Big E slides off and sidesteps him in the corner. Big E scoops Strowman up and hits the Big Ending! Big E turns into an RKO from Orton, and Zayn eliminates Big E. Zayn gloats, and Orton hits him with an RKO. Mysterio dropkicks Zayn into position for a 619. Orton then eliminates Zayn. Reigns turns Orton around, but Orton drops him with an RKO. Mysterio punches Orton, but Orton sends him into the ropes. Mysterio hits Reigns with a 619, and Reigns starts punching Orton. Mysterio hits Orton with a seated senton. Corbin then eliminates Mysterio.

It’s down to Rollins, Reigns, Corbin, Strowman, and Orton. Orton rolled out of the ring under the bottom rope. Strowman grabs Corbin, so he tries to get away. Reigns hits a Drive By Dropkick on Corbin. Rollins then throws Corbin over the top rope. Strowman powers Rollins to the corner. Strowman counters a Superman Punch from Reigns and sends him to the corner. Strowman starts hitting avalanches. Reigns charges for a spear, but accidentally hits Rollins. Strowman scoops Reigns up, but he slides off and starts pulling Strowman out of the ring. Rollins then eliminates Strowman and Reigns!

Rollins thinks he’s won, but Orton is still in it. Orton punches away at Rollins and hits a hanging DDT. Orton stares at Brock Lesnar and talks some trash. Orton sets up, but Rollins kicks him and hits the Stomp. Rollins then eliminates Orton to win the match!

Winner: Seth Rollins

It’ll be Brock Lesnar defending the WWE Universal Championship against Seth Rollins at SummerSlam.

Paul Heyman says that’s not how you introduce the winner of a Cross-Branded All-Star Top 10 Battle Royal winner. Heyman says he’ll do it. Heyman says Rollins is the #1 Contender and gets to go to SummerSlam to be beaten, victimized, and conquered, Seth “Freakin’” Rollins.

Rollins grabs a microphone and tells Heyman to shut the hell up. Heyman has been a conduit for this long enough. Rollins is going to talk directly to Lesnar. Rollins says he is a man possessed. He would fight anyone until he got to Lesnar. SummerSlam will look a lot like WrestleMania when he stomps Lesnar’s head in the mat and becomes the WWE Universal Champion again. Lesnar goes down to the ring, but he backs away.