The 07/15/19 edition of WWE Raw, out of NYCB LIVE, Home of The Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, New York, just wrapped up. We’ve got the WWE Raw results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1364 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
The Brock Party Continues
He’s just so happy. #Raw @BrockLesnar pic.twitter.com/3JH6QkkPab— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) July 16, 2019
Brock Lesnar and his advocate, Paul Heyman, opened the show to do what they do best: brag on Brock and his accomplishments. After giving a “we told you so” speech to everyone involved in WWE and all of the fans, Paul announced that there would be an “All-Star Battle Royal” later in the evening to determine who would be Brock’s competitor at Summerslam.
The battle royal would consist of the 10 top stars of Raw and SmackDown, including Big E, Sami Zayn, Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins, Baron Corbin, Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Cesaro, Rey Mysterio, and Braun Strowman.
The Revival and Bobby Roode vs. The Usos and Ricochet
.@AJStylesOrg is here. He’s made that clear. #Raw @LukeGallowsWWE @KarlAndersonWWE pic.twitter.com/n3uU0unp1q— WWE (@WWE) July 16, 2019
After The Usos’ loss to The Revival last night at Extreme Rules, the twins teamed up with Ricochet (who also fell short) to make an attempt at reclaiming their winners’ reputation.
Very shortly after the match began, Ricochet took the first fall against Scott Dawson, which kicked The Revival into high gear. They still could never quite dominate The Usos and Ricochet as they certainly planned, but they did win the second fall with a little teamwork against Jimmy Uso.
Once the third portion of the match (restarting the match after every fall still feels awkward) began, however, The Revival and Bobby Roode had much better luck with cutting the ring in half, keeping Jimmy in the opposing corner and combining powers to wear him down.
Unfortunately for The Revival and Roode, Jimmy was eventually able to get the hot tag, and Ricochet came into the match with guns blazing, taking out everyone in sight before hitting Bobby with a 630, winning the match.
AJ Styles and The Club made their way down the ramp post-match, and Ricochet couldn’t resist going out in a blaze of glory, flinging himself toward the trio. Though his teammates jumped in to help him, all three of them were laid out by The Club, Ricochet getting the brunt of the attack with a Phenomenal Forearm and a Magic Killer in the ring.
Winner: The Usos and Ricochet
The Viking Raiders vs. Red Pants, Black Pants
INCOMING!!! #Raw @Erik_WWE @Ivar_WWE pic.twitter.com/V3I9qJmm2Z— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) July 16, 2019
Once again (though we’re not at all complaining), Erik and Ivar completely decimated a couple of local guys. As many main roster fans might not yet be familiar with The Viking Raiders, we’re perfectly happy watching them destroy tiny men in the ring every week.
Winner: The Viking Raiders
Drew McIntyre vs. Cedric Alexander
This night just got a whole lot worse for a SEETHING @DMcIntyreWWE.— WWE (@WWE) July 16, 2019
WHAT A WIN for @CedricAlexander! #RAW pic.twitter.com/izjRGX251N
Cedric Alexander very nearly cost Drew McIntyre a match against Roman Reigns last week when Cedric posed as “Gary the custodian,” so of course, the only logical course of action was for Drew to threaten to disembowel him. But then Drew reeled it in just a tad, challenging him to a match instead.
Drew was certain that Cedric Alexander would be an easy victory for him, seeing as he was coming into the match fully aware of his opponent this time around, but this was not quite how things panned out.
Cedric Alexander kept up with Drew McIntyre every step of the way, and Drew did get some offense in, but Cedric was the one who shined, taking the victory in the end with a roll-up.
Winner: Cedric Alexander
Somoa Joe vs. Finn Bálor
THE FIEND HAS ARRIVED.@WWEBrayWyatt just started his mission to TERRORIZE WWE. #RAW pic.twitter.com/h8jMOJXLHj— WWE (@WWE) July 16, 2019
Samoa Joe, more interested in embarrassing Finn Bálor than anything, took a quick victory with a crucifix pin.
To make matters worse, Joe attempted a Coquina Clutch post-match, but Bálor came back with a series of double stomp, slingblade, and Coup de Grâce to stand tall.
Finn Bálor had a few short moments to celebrate before his music wound down to nothing, the lights flickered and then went out, strange sounds echoed through the arena and then The Fiend was in the ring, holding Bálor in position for Sister Abigail, which he hit, then stood menacingly staring out at the crowd before vanishing.
Needless to say, they continue to knock Bray Wyatt’s come back out of the park. This was the perfect way to introduce The Fiend to the ring.
Winner: Samoa Joe
24/7 Championship Shenanigans
.@RonKillings needs some help finding @WWEMaverick 💵. #Raw pic.twitter.com/2ecUrrVpWP— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) July 16, 2019
Drake Maverick and his lovely bride finally made it to the resort to start the real honeymoon, registering the room under “Mr and Mrs 24/7 Champion,” which his wife was less than happy about. The couple’s wedded bliss was sure to be short-lived, however, as R-Truth and a referee weren’t far behind.
The Street Profits watched everything unfold from a monitor at the arena and provided (highly entertaining) commentary intermittently throughout the evening.
Later in the night, Drake Maverick laid in his hotel room wearing nothing but the title when “room service” knocked at the door. It turned out to be a WWE referee, and R-Truth climbed from underneath the room service table, threw Drake down and took the title.
Zack Ryder vs. Mike Kanellis
No, @MariaLKanellis you’re pregnant! #Raw @RealMikeBennett pic.twitter.com/raGdpQ8glo— WWE (@WWE) July 16, 2019
Despite being pregnant, Maria Kanellis demanded that Mike allow her to compete in the match instead, as she would have a better chance of winning than her poor downtrodden husband.
But Maria was stopped halfway down the ramp, so Mike, assuring her that he would defeat Zack, climbed in the ring – and lost to Ryder in less than a minute. This enraged Maria, who claimed her unborn baby had a better chance of scoring a win than Mike.
Winner: Zack Ryder
Lucha House Party vs. The Club
HE ALREADY TAPPED OUT, AJ!!! #Raw @LukeGallowsWWE @KarlAndersonWWE @AJStylesOrg pic.twitter.com/OMQWJXljau— WWE (@WWE) July 16, 2019
Seemingly out with the simple goal of proving just how vicious they could be, The Club rocked Gran Metalik the moment the match began, keeping him in their corner and using triple team tactics to beat him down while his teammates could only watch in horror from the apron.
Ricochet took the opportunity to run down to the ring and attack AJ Styles, and once the referee had separated them, the decision was made to restart the match.
With the match restarted, Lince Dorado took a shot against The Club, giving Gran Metalik a much-needed break. But Lince had no better success against the powerhouse and was knocked down every time he attempted to gain steam.
In their final attempt at victory, Kalisto took a turn against The Club, but AJ Styles’ calf crusher was too much for him, and he tapped out. To add even more savagery, Styles held the submission far longer than he needed to just to cause Kalisto pain.
Winner: The Club
Alexa Bliss (w/ Nikki Cross) vs. Carmella vs. Naomi vs. Natalya
Fatal 4-Way Elimination Match
.@NaomiWWE is in the zone! #Raw pic.twitter.com/YosysyvoXr— WWE (@WWE) July 16, 2019
Though Seth Rollins seemed unsure whether or not his girlfriend, Becky Lynch, would be present in the arena or not, she made her entrance to watch the action, as the winner would be the number one contender to her Raw Women’s Championship.
Shortly after the match began, Alexa Bliss rolled out of the ring, soon followed by Carmella (who was helped out rather than leaving of her own accord). Naomi and Natalya laid each other out, leaving them vulnerable to Carmella’s attempts to eliminate them.
Sadly, not only was Carmella unsuccessful but after she did all the work wearing Naomi and Natalya down, Alexa Bliss sneak attacked her, eliminating her from the match.
Naomi and Natalya went back and forth for several minutes, Alexa Bliss almost stealing an elimination while Natalya held Naomi in a surfboard. Natalya was the one to eliminate Naomi in the end, however, leaving only her and Alexa Bliss to fight for the championship Summerslam match.
When the crowd wasn’t giving Alexa quite the reaction Nikki Cross thought she deserved, she took it upon herself to grab a microphone and demand that they cheer for her…which garnered a nice loud “you suck” chant. Worked like a charm.
Nikki’s love for Alexa Bliss got her a vicious forearm from Natalya before she tapped Alexa out with a Sharpshooter to win the title opportunity in her home country of Canada.
Miz TV: Dolph Ziggler
“You have become everything you hate.” –@HEELZiggler has some OPINIONS for @mikethemiz tonight. #Raw pic.twitter.com/KbKzOuqnnG— WWE (@WWE) July 16, 2019
After making it very clear that Dolph Ziggler was the one to request a Miz TV segment, he was not invited to the show, Miz got straight to asking Dolph why he wanted a(nother) chance to talk.
Dolph told Miz that he came to have a heart to heart with his old friend because Miz had become everything wrong with WWE. He wasn’t in it for personal glory anymore, he was in it for fortune and fame.
Miz calmly listened while Dolph verbally pummeled him, but when Dolph brought Maryse into the argument, Miz flattened him.
10-Man Battle Royal
Winner Faces Brock Lesnar for the Universal Championship at Summerslam
#TheViper strikes! 🐍@RandyOrton #Raw pic.twitter.com/y9rvRW6Ha1— WWE (@WWE) July 16, 2019
In case you forgot, the competitors in this match were Big E, Sami Zayn, Bobby Lashley, Seth Rollins, Baron Corbin, Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Cesaro, Rey Mysterio, and Braun Strowman.
And just to add a little more intrigue to the match, Brock Lesnar, armed with a steel chair, made himself comfortable on the stage to watch the action.
Bobby Lashley was the first to go, even though Baron Corbin tried to prevent it, Braun Strowman threw him over the top rope. Big E almost eliminated Braun, but caught an RKO and was thrown out by Sami Zayn.
Randy Orton and Rey Mysterio worked together to take Sami Zayn out but quickly turned against each other. However, it was Baron Corbin who eliminated Rey.
Randy rolled out of the ring, leaving poor Baron Corbin was left alone in the ring with three enemies: Strowman, Rollins, and Reigns, and was thrown over and out.
Roman Reigns accidentally hit Seth with a spear meant for Braun Strowman, so Seth Rollins (probably) felt no guilt when he toppled Roman Reigns and Braun Strowman at once while Roman struggled to eliminate The Monster.
Rollins thought he had the match won, but The Viper was right there to remind him that there was one more hurdle to jump. Orton took too much time showboating and revving up for the RKO, however, allowing Seth Rollins to overpower him and win the match.
After the bell, Paul Heyman gave a highly sarcastic congratulatory speech aimed at Seth Rollins, who saw straight through his thinly veiled insults and addressed The Beast. Rollins closed the show claiming that he would take the Universal Championship back at Summerslam.
Winner: Seth Rollins
What letter grade would you give tonight’s show? #RAW— Rumble Ramble (@TheRumbleRamble) July 16, 2019