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WWE Raw Results: July 8 2019

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The 07/08/19 edition of WWE Raw, out of the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, 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 #1363 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.

Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch vs. Andrade and Zelina Vega

Mixed Tag Team Elimination Match

Much of Zelina Vega’s in-ring involvement includes interfering in Andrade’s matches in some way, giving her the automatic advantage, as she rarely suffers any consequences. In the ring with Becky Lynch, however, she looked far less dominant, Becky manhandling (pun intended) her for much of the opening of the match.

And shortly after Zelina Vega began to get some offense, the ladies tagged out, giving Seth Rollins and Andrade the ring. This was a much different picture, neither man completely pummeling the other. They had a solid back and forth for a few minutes, and when Becky and Zelina tagged back in, Zelina instantly tapped out to the Dis-Arm-Her.

As Becky celebrated, she noticed Lacey Evans watching the match from ringside, and of course couldn’t resist attacking her, but Rollins pulled The Man away before any serious damage was done.

Down to Rollins and Andrade, Andrade got a dominant start, double stomping Rollins as he hung in the ropes, but Rollins responded with a Falcon Arrow, evening the score.

Free to involve herself in the match in ways that weren’t technically legal, Zelina Vega interfered. She was attacked by Becky Lynch, but when Rollins went to pull his lady away as he usually does, she was caught in the face with an attack from Andrade meant for Rollins.

The confusion gave Andrade an advantage, but it wasn’t enough to win the match and Rollins came back with a Curb Stomp for the victory.

Rollins and Lynch couldn’t bask in their glory for long, though, because as made their way up the ramp, they were attacked from behind by Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans, the new power couple of WWE.

Winner: Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch

Paul Heyman Makes An Announcement

Paul Heyman came down to the ring to say that he couldn’t think of a better time and place than Extreme Rules in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for Brock Lesnar to cash in his Money in the Bank briefcase, and The Beast would do just that. But the champion he planned to cash in on, Seth Rollins or Kofi Kingston, would remain a mystery.

The Usos and The Miz vs. Elias and The Revival

Scott Dawson kicked off the match against Jimmy Uso, and when he was unable to bring his opponent down alone, he enlisted the help of Dash Wilder and Elias.

The Miz wouldn’t stand for this, however, and went to work demolishing Elias at ringside to the point that Elias appeared to give up on the match. In all the commotion, The Revival won the first fall with a Shatter Machine on Jimmy Uso.

The second portion of the match underway, Scott Dawson did his best to earn a quick victory for his team with a second fall on Jimmy Uso. Jimmy was so worn out that he struggled to get any offense of his own and remained in the match by barely powering through everything thrown at him by The Revival.

Jey Uso got the hot tag, almost immediately laying out Dash Wilder with a barrage of strikes, and he nearly took Dash out with a crossbody, but couldn’t keep him down. But Miz’s Skull Crushing Finale on Scott Dawson did the trick.

Soon after the third part of the match began, The Usos splashed onto an already winded Scott Dawson, winning the match.

Winner: The Usos and The Miz

Drake Maverick’s Marital Discord

Drake Maverick continued to be unable to put his wife before his precious 24/7 title, and she continued to be exasperated by it. He promised her a great honeymoon, but then revealed that they were taking a detour…to Raw. As punishment, his new bride has been refusing to consummate the marriage until she got the honeymoon she deserved.

Rey Mysterio’s Open Challenge

Rey Mysterio has been defying the odds his entire career, and did so again when he recovered from injury much faster than expected. To celebrate his return to the ring, Mysterio issued an open challenge, which Bobby Lashley answered.

Rey Mysterio had a few bright moments, tearing into Bobby Lashley the second the bell rang to get ahead. He threw a beautiful 619, but Bobby Lashley was simply too much for Mysterio to overcome, and with a sickening spear, took the victory.

To warm up for his Last Man Standing Match against Braun Strowman this Sunday at Extreme Rules, Bobby Lashley resumed the destruction of Rey Mysterio after the final bell, leveling two officials as well.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

Cesaro vs. No Way Jose

In an attempt at revenge for Cesaro’s brutal beatdown last week, No Way Jose challenged him to another match. Jose wasn’t completely clobbered…for about the first five seconds. Then he was completely clobbered. Jose tapped out to the sharpshooter after a few short minutes in the ring with The Swiss Cyborg.

Winner: Cesaro

The Street Profits Cameo

Who better to hype your upcoming pay-per-view than Montez Ford and Angelo Dawkins? The Street Profits made their second appearance on Raw to give a few of their Extreme Rules predictions. Needless to say, it was insanely entertaining, as these two always are. The Street Profits getting a spotlight on Raw is one of our favorite things about the recent change-up.

The Viking Raiders vs. Two Broke Dudes

This was half squash-match, half Viking Raiders showcasing their devastating move set. Erik and Ivar, of course, took the win easily, even stopping the referee’s count once to prolong the match.

To add to the fun, Drake Maverick and the 24/7 Championship mob raced through the ring area post-match, The Viking Raiders looking on menacingly, flooring Kurt Hawkins when he made the mistake of jumping into the ring.

Winner: The Viking Raiders

Ricochet vs. Luke Gallows

Earlier in the evening, AJ Styles and The Club sauntered through the backstage area and Styles was asked to comment on his recent change of demeanor. Styles said it was no one’s business but his, but when Ricochet came to the ring to give his thoughts on his match against Styles at Extreme Rules, Styles decided to make a comment after all.

He assured Ricochet that Luke Gallows would stomp a mudhole in him, just as he did during and after their match last week, and just like he would do again at Extreme Rules.

As promised, Luke Gallows took control of the match early, knocking Ricochet down every time he attempted to strike. But Luke became just a little too confident, letting his guard down and allowing Ricochet to take the victory via roll-up.

Furious at Ricochet’s defeat of his partner in crime, AJ Styles demanded that Ricochet really prove himself by taking on Karl Anderson as well.

Winner: Ricochet

Ricochet vs. Karl Anderson

Trying to continue the momentum he gained in the last seconds of the previous match, Ricochet launched himself at Karl Anderson as soon as the bell rang, but Karl Anderson swiftly overpowered him.

With a burst of energy, Ricochet took out both AJ Styles and Luke Gallows at ringside before focusing his attention on Karl Anderson back in the ring, lining him up for a 630 and taking the win.

But the new, far less honorable, AJ Styles took offense at this, pounding Ricochet before giving Gallows and Anderson an opportunity at the defeated One and Only. He considered going for the exclamation point like he did last week, but instead said that he would spare Ricochet the additional beating – as long as he stayed down.

Ricochet did not follow instructions and received a Phenomenal Forearm from Styles while Gallows and Anderson held his arms for his bravery.

Winner: Ricochet

Bayley vs. Sarah Logan

Beat The Clock Challenge Pt. 1

In an effort to get the win in as short a time as possible, Bayley spent the opening moments of the match with multiple roll-up attempts instead of using harder hitting moves. She paid for this strategy dearly when Sarah Logan responded, not with roll-ups, but with the strongest moves in her arsenal, bringing Bayley even further from victory.

Sarah Logan may have embarrassed the champ initially, but when Bayley came back with the full realization that she wouldn’t be able to take the easy way out, she came back twice as aggressive.

And with a sunset flip buckle bomb, Bayley escaped with the win at 4:32.

Winner: Bayley

Nikki Cross vs. Dana Brooke

Beat The Clock Challenge Pt. 2

Unbeknownst to Nikki Cross, Dana Brooke and Bayley are buddies, so to help her friend, Dana took her sweet time getting into the action with Nikki Cross, sliding out of the ring multiple times to drag the time out.

But Nikki’s friendship with Alexa Bliss was potentially on the line, as a victory over Dana Brooke would allow Alexa to choose the stipulation in her match against Bayley at Extreme Rules.

The high stakes led to an even more vicious Nikki Cross than what her opponents usually experience, and she defeated Dana Brooke with fisherman’s neckbreaker in a quick 2 minutes.

Post-match, Nikki said she now understood why Bayley had been trying so hard to convince her that Alexa wasn’t a true friend. She didn’t know what true friendship looked like. And to prove how strong their friendship was, she would be participating in the SmackDown Women’s Championship Match, as it would be under 2-On-1 Handicap stipulations.

Bayley got the last laugh by smacking Nikki in the face after she claimed that Bayley had no friends, then laying her out with a Bayley to Belly followed by a diving elbow.

Winner: Nikki Cross

Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns and “Gary”

Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre spent nearly three hours scouring the Prudential Center for a suitable opponent for Roman Reigns, eventually landing on Gary the arena custodian. They promised him $5000 to stand on the apron and wear a mask. Roman Reigns commented on their hunt for his tag partner earlier in the show, wholly unconcerned with their antics. He would defeat Shane and Drew regardless.

True to his word, Roman Reigns flattened Drew McIntyre to start the match, but it wasn’t long before McIntyre had thrown Reigns from the ring, claiming that Reigns had tagged in his partner, which allowed him and Shane McMahon to beat down poor lucha Gary.

Or so they thought.

“Gary” shocked Shane and Drew with his high-flying offense and in-ring ability. He even came close to winning the match for his team but was taken down by a Claymore from Drew McIntyre.

Shane and Drew attempted to beat Gary down post-match, enraged by his hidden abilities, but Roman Reigns lept back in the ring, chasing them off. With the dastardly duo at a safe distance, Roman helped his partner remove his mask, revealing his true identity to be Cedric Alexander!

What an awesome moment for Cedric. He’s an incredible talent who deserves to rub elbows with the top guys.

Winner: Shane McIntyre and Drew McIntyre

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