The 06/10/19 edition of WWE Raw, out of the SAP Center in San Jose, California, just wrapped up. We’ve got the match results, as well as our overall thoughts on the show, for you to check out below. Let us know what you thought about episode #1359 of WWE Raw by tweeting us, @TheRumbleRamble.
Ding Dong The Beast is Dead?
Armed with the chair he used to beat down The Beast when he attempted a cash-in at Super Showdown, Seth Rollins opened the show to talk about his victory. He said anyone who wanted to step up to try to take the title was more than welcome, but they should know by now that they wouldn’t get very far.
Rollins’ Stomping Grounds opponent, Baron Corbin, then came to the stage, but had a very hard time getting to what he came to say, as the San Jose crowd loudly booed over him, preventing him from speaking.
When the crowd finally quieted down enough for him to speak, he said that he had been in meetings all day organizing the perfect match for himself – Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin with a special guest referee.
Rollins mocked Baron for not having any friends to be guest referee, but Sami Zayn came out to correct him. Zayn said that he cared about Seth Rollins as a person, and therefore had to help him. The Universal Championship was obviously toxic to him, so Zayn was going to help Corbin take it from him.
It would be better for everyone, including Rollins, if Baron Corbin was champion. Seth Rollins went in on Sami Zayn, which Kevin Owens did not appreciate, and came out to defend his friend.
The odds did not bother Rollins at all, who challenged Kevin Owens to a match later in the evening before marching between all three men and disappearing into the backstage area.
Lars Sullivan vs. Lucha House Party
3-On-1 Elimination Handicap Match
Lars Sullivan made quick work of Kalisto and Lince Dorado, beating them down further before defeating Gran Metalik and winning the match.
Winner: Lars Sullivan
24/7 Championship Shenanigans
A crowd of 24/7 Championship pursuers chased R-Truth and Carmella through the arena, a group of them ending up in an elevator. Unfortunately for those in the elevator, the referee was unable to make it before the doors closed, and then it broke down, trapping them inside.
As the night progressed and the gang remained stuck in the elevator, the fighting died down, replaced with a deep appreciation and understanding for each other – just in time for the elevator doors to open.
The bonds of friendship were abandoned immediately, both the group inside the elevator and outside of it doing everything they could to take the 24/7 Championship. Luckily, Carmella was there to pull Truth to safety.
Lacey Evans and Becky Lynch Duel Interview
What was supposed to be an interview with Lacey Evans and Becky Lynch before their championship match at Stomping Grounds later this month quickly turned into trading verbal jabs.
Evans and Lynch each made it perfectly clear that they are willing to do anything to either become or remain Raw Women’s Champion, including destroying the other.
Alexa Bliss Plants the Seeds of Dissension
Backstage, Alexa Bliss employed her very best manipulation tactics to turn Nikki Cross against Bayley while simultaneously gaining forgiveness for taking the match against her in the first place. It probably had nothing to do with the fact that Alexa wants backup in her championship match against Bayley, and just that she and Nikki are best friends now and Bayley is pure evil.
Miz TV: Samoa Joe
As usual, The Miz was only halfway hospitable toward his guest of the evening, Samoa Joe. He took exception to Samoa Joe’s claim that he “won” the United States Championship back from Rey Mysterio.
In reality, Rey Mysterio relinquished the title to Joe, who put him to sleep with the Coquina Clutch as punishment from taking it from him to begin with. But that wasn’t what put Miz over the edge, he drew the line at threatening Rey’s son, Dominick.
Samoa Joe was getting heated with Miz, but before they could get physical, Braun Strowman came to the ring to lay stake to the United States Championship. Bobby Lashley then joined the conversation and was soon followed by Ricochet, who had just started a speech when he was punched in the face by Cesaro.
This caused a brawl to break out between all 6 men.
Braun Strowman, Ricochet, and The Miz vs. Samoa Joe, Cesaro, and Bobby Lashley
Back from commercial, the brawl had escalated into a full-blown match, Braun Strowman doing his best to beat the stuffing out of Bobby Lashley. Strowman gave Miz a shot at the All Mighty, but an interference from Samoa Joe allowed the opposing team to take the upper hand.
Luckily, Ricochet got in the ring and laid waste to Cesaro with his high-octane move set, turning the tables once again.
During the break, however, Samoa Joe clobbered Ricochet, giving the advantage to Cesaro, who uppercut him out of the ring before tagging Bobby Lashley in. Lashley continued the abuse of Ricochet until an enziguri gave The One and Only an opportunity to escape back to his corner.
The Miz flew into the ring, laying strikes to everyone within reach before focusing in on Bobby Lashley. Miz appeared to be ramping up toward the victory, DDTing both Lashley and Cesaro, then It Kicking each of them, but Lashley throwing Miz face first into the mat stopped his momentum.
Samoa Joe took over from here, nearly defeating The Miz with a senton, but Braun Strowman stopped the finish. Braun moved on to Bobby Lashley, taking him out at ringside to prevent him from helping his teammates. This didn’t stop Cesaro from executing an epic swing on The Miz back in the ring, however. He followed it up with a Sharpshooter, which Ricochet broke up.
Braun Strowman got the hot tag, tearing down everyone in his path. Samoa Joe saw the loss looming closer, so he grabbed his championship and ran, and when Braun tried to follow, he was speared by Bobby Lashley.
Miz flung Ricochet into Bobby Lashley, taking him out of commission, but was then caught with an uppercut from Cesaro. Cesaro tried to hit his Neutralizer finisher, but instead got a Skull Crushing Finale. At this, Ricochet lept back into the ring, taking the victory for his team with a 630 on Cesaro.
Winner: Ricochet, Braun Strowman, and The Miz
Lacey Evans and Alexa Bliss vs. Becky Lynch and Bayley
In front of a boisterous hometown crowd, Bayley went to work wearing down Alexa Bliss. But Alexa was able to overpower Bayley before tagging in Lacey Evans to finish the job.
Bayley managed to steer Lacey into her corner, allowing Becky Lynch to tag in, but Lacey did the same in reverse, giving Alexa Bliss the ring. Becky began to get a little too much offense on Alexa, setting up for the Bexploder, so Lacey pulled her to safety, but it didn’t do much good, as both Bayley and Becky put the boots to them at ringside.
Back from commercial, Alexa Bliss was pounding on Becky Lynch in the middle of the ring, but a kick to the face of Alexa gave her a reprieve. Alexa escaped before Becky could return to her feet, and Lacey Evans jumped in, doing her best to keep Lynch grounded and away from Bayley.
Bayley thought about saving her partner, but the mere shift toward the ropes caused Lacey Evans to knock her to the floor just to be sure she wouldn’t stop her next flurry of attacks.
Lacey and Becky exchanged strikes until Lacey was thrown from the ring, Becky following with a sliding kick before throwing Alexa Bliss right into a punch from Bayley at ringside.
Becky was inches from Bayley’s fingertips, but Lacey prevented the tag, shoving Becky into the furthest corner. Becky again ran toward Bayley but was caught with a swinging neck breaker from Lacey Evans, who transitioned it into a pin. Becky kicked out, so Lacey tried for another finisher, this time going for a moonsault, but Becky rolled out of the way.
This gave Becky enough time to tag out, but so did Lacey. Bayley threw multiple kicks to Alexa’s torso in the corner, following it up with a suplex, but Lacey broke up the pin. Becky chased Lacey around the ring and was inadvertently blocked by Nikki Cross, giving Lacey an opportunity to hit Becky right in the face with the Woman’s Right.
Bayley grabbed Lacey from behind to pull her away from Becky and was caught in a roll-up from Alexa. She broke free, but only to catch a Woman’s Right. Alexa launched herself from the top rope in a Twisted Bliss and Bayley got her knees up, but as she got to her feet, she was hit by another Woman’s Right, and lost the match.
Winner: Lacey Evans and Alexa Bliss
Paul Heyman Throws Shade
A Beastless Paul Heyman came to the ring to lay a thick layer of uncertainty on Raw. After calling Seth Rollins a “feckless thug” for his actions against Brock Lesnar at Super Showdown, he said that he and Brock were done giving the courtesy of announcing The Beast’s cash-in, and from here on out, would not be revealing their movements to anyone.
He hinted that Brock Lesnar could be the guest referee for Seth Rollins’ Universal Championship Match against Baron Corbin at Stomping Grounds, but, as Sami Zayn is also after the position, that may be an empty threat.
The IIconics (c) vs. Gold Singlet and As Told By Ginger
Women’s Tag Team Championship Match
Billie Kay and Peyton Royce absolutely decimated Gold Singlet, taking a moment to shove As Told By Ginger from the apron to ensure there would be no interference. After a very short match, The IIconics retained their championships.
Winner: The IIconics
The Best in the Woooooooorld
Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre came to the ring to celebrate being the best in the world, a party complete with balloons, the World Cup, and several bottles of champagne. After pumping themselves and each other up for a few moments (while tearing Roman Reigns down, of course), they invited the newest members of their crew to join them at the party: The Revival.
Scott Dawson and Dash Wilder came to the ring prepared to party with Drew and Shane, but Shane stopped them. They would be invited to join in, if, they brought some gold. Meaning that if they were able to defeat Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder for the Raw Tag Team Championships, they would officially be part of the club.
Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder (c) vs. The Usos vs. The Revival
Tempted by the allure of champagne, friendship, and revenge, The Revival started off strong against the champs. Unfortunately, they were soon thrown from the ring, giving The Usos a chance against Hawkins and Ryder.
But far from the epic losing streak of Hawkins’ past, he and Zack Ryder quickly floored Jimmy Uso. The Revival had gotten their feet back under them by this time, however, and came back to lay out Curt Hawkins at ringside.
Back from commercial, Dawson and Dash continued their dominant streak, attempting a Shatter Machine on Curt Hawkins, but he escaped. The Revival were launched from the ring, where The Usos took over, but it wasn’t long before Dash and Dawson were back and it was the champs laid out at ringside.
Hawkins and Ryder nearly took the victory with some double team offense on Jimmy Uso, but Jimmy powered out. Ryder and Jimmy missed each other a few times, so Jey tagged in, connecting with Zack Ryder’s face in a superkick, but Dash wrenched him backward out of the ring, allowing his partner, Dawson, to steal the victory and the titles.
Winner: The Revival
Firefly Fun House Takes the Darkest Turn Yet
With a hammer and hardhat, Bray Wyatt was shown fixing an “abandon all hope, ye who exit here” on the Fun House door (the original quote reads enter, and is hung over the gates of hell).
Rambling Rabbit and Mercy the Buzzard argued back and forth near where he stood, and it was revealed that the argument broke out because Mercy tried to eat the rabbit again. Bray told them to calm down unless they wanted The Fiend. They shuddered with fear at the thought, but Bray decided to leave it up to fate, holding his Hurt/Heal gloves to his head while The Fiend flashed on the screen.
Bray gave Rambling a moment to speak, where he came close to exposing “what really goes on” in the Fun House. But Bray couldn’t have that, and as punishment, smashed Rambling with a comically large hammer…while wearing a clown nose and eye paint.
Rambling was dead, but his insides were apparently delicious, so Bray made “breakfast spread” from them, advertising it to his fireflies before reminding them to let him in.
Seth Rollins (c) vs. Kevin Owens
Universal Championship Match
Earlier in the evening, Sami Zayn convinced Shane McMahon to make him the “special outside referee” for this match, as an audition to be the guest referee for Rollins vs. Corbin at Stomping Grounds.
Taking his referee duties very seriously, Sami Zayn checked Seth Rollins’ kick pads for weapons before the match. Zayn, of course, promised to treat Rollins and Owens equally, but as Kevin Owens is his best frenemy, he gave Owens just a tad bit of help here and there, such as distracting the referee so Owens could get in a few dirty moves.
Thanks to this tiny nudge from Sami Zayn, Kevin Owens was able to take control of the match rather easily, especially considering Seth Rollins was still “injured” from the beatdown he received at the hands of Brock Lesnar.
With a slingblade, Rollins was able to shift the momentum momentarily, but Kevin Owens came back with a Swanton, but Rollins got his knees up. Rollins tried to follow up with a splash, but Sami Zayn stood in his way, preventing the attack.
Kevin Owens attempted to take advantage of the distraction with a roll-up, but was unable to keep the champ down. Rollins took out Zayn at ringside, coming back in for a Curb Stomp to Owens, and would have won here had Sami Zayn not prevented the referee from counting the pin.
Overcome with rage, Seth Rollins grabbed Sami Zayn by the front of the shirt, so Zayn called for a disqualification. This made Kevin Owens the technical victor, but Seth Rollins remained Universal Champion.
Seth Rollins flattened Sami Zayn in revenge, but Baron Corbin jumped in, saving Sami Zayn by putting the boots to Rollins. Corbin brought a steel chair into the ring intended for Rollins’ injured midsection, but Rollins wrestled it away from him. Corbin ran from the ring to avoid Rollins’ wrath, so Sami Zayn got it instead and was beaten to a pulp with the chair before receiving a Curb Stomp.
Winner: Kevin Owens (via disqualification)
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