WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (June 3, 2019) from the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Super ShowDown event scheduled for this Friday in Saudi Arabia.
Advertised for tonight: Brock Lesnar cashes in his Money in the Bank contract, Undertaker is back, and more!
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WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JUNE 3
Wait for the sign to flick the switch of death, it’s the beginning of the end. Sweat, chilling cold as I watch death unfold, consciousness my only friend. My fingers grip with fear, what I am doing here? Oh, that’s right, I’m here to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.
The show opens with Roman Reigns making his entrance.
Commentary speaks about Brock Lesnar’s announced cash-in tonight.
Before Roman can speak, Shane McMahon makes his entrance.
He demands his usual big intro from Mike Rome and says he’s not just called the Best in the World, he IS the Best in the World, and he’s gonna beat Reigns from one side of the ring to the other. Then when he’s ready, he’s gonna climb the top rope and go Coast 2 Coast before pulling him into the middle of the ring to either pin him or make him tap out for the first time ever in his career.
But that wouldn’t satisfy him, because when the referee tells him to break the hold, he won’t. He makes his own rules, so he’ll tighten the triangle choke up a little more before he’s announced as the winner. Roman says the only thing that’s gonna happen is he’s gonna pick McMahon up and put him through the mat. When he’s in the ring with Reigns, it’ll be like he has two left feet, and he only made it this far with the help of Drew McIntyre.
So after he finishes with Shane, he’s gonna whoop Drew McIntyre’s ass at Stomping Grounds.
Enter Drew McIntyre.
He says he doesn’t like Texas and demands some respect before addressing the Big Dog and saying everything Shane said is 100% correct and he’s going to beat him at Super Showdown before Drew ends him at Stomping Grounds. But that’s the future, what Roman needs to worry about is the present, and he’s just hit an idea-- they don’t need his partners, they’re gonna take Reigns out right now!
They advance... and the Revival attack from behind! The Usos make the save! We got a brawl! And the match is on right now!
Bloodline (Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, & Roman Reigns) vs. Drew McIntyre & the Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson)
Uso with a superkick on Wilder, Dawson makes the save and the Usos come back with stereo dives to send us to break!
Back from commercial, Dawson eats the post on a charge but Wilder is able to tag in and keep Jey from making the tag at first. Tag to Jimmy, in hot, lariats, superkick, big slicing right Samoan drop, no good but he gets an enzuigiri! Calling for it, McIntyre runs interference and Dash is able to land a dropkick to cut Uso off! Drew in, straight suplex, kneeling armbar and scraping his forearm across Jimmy’s face.
Belly-to-belly suplex but Reigns breaks the pin up! The Revival run interference, Scott tags in, handful of hair into a neck crank until referee John Cone warns him off. Trading chops, Dawson with a neckbreaker drop for two! Grounded Cobra Twist to follow, Uso fights out, right hands, back suplex clears the way but Scott is able to double leg him and throw him away before planting him with a thrust spinebuster that gets two and sends us to break.
Back from commercial, Reigns is in on McIntyre, fired up, calling for it but Drew ducks the Superman Punch and lands a headbutt! Tag made, Superman Punch, Uso in with a superkick and Wilder gets a Superman Punch as well! Shane McMahon hands the legal man up in the turnbuckles and Roman goes after Shane in turn only to eat a Claymore! Shatter Machine on the floor, Drew back in...
Drew McIntyre & the Revival win by pinfall with the Claymore on one of the Usos.
Post-match the heels surround the Big Dog... SHATTER MACHINE! McMahon pulls Roman up... CLAYMORE! The other rudos pull Reigns up this time, Shane mockingly howls and hits a spear on the Big Dog! He grabs him by the neck and talks some trash before shoving him back down to the mat and standing tall with the other heels.
We cut backstage to a loading dock while commentary hypes up Brock Lesnar’s cash-in tonight.
Seth Rollins on MizTV and a new episode of Firefly Fun House are advertised before we go to break.
Back from commercial we see Lance Armstrong and Matthew McConaughey in the front row.
The Miz makes his entrance.
He launches MizTV with an “Alright, alright, alright” before jumping into his usual introductory spiel. He says tonight isn’t about him, it’s about the looming threat of Brock Lesnar cashing in, and introduces his guest tonight, Seth Rollins.
He asks Rollins what’s going through his mind tonight but Seth says he’s making a lot of assumptions-- that Brock is showing up, that Paul Heyman was telling the truth, and so while he’s prepared, he’ll believe it when he sees it. Miz says they’ve both won Money in the Bank and they know the power of that contract, but the contract is now in the hands of the Beast Incarnate.
Rollins says he understands the gravity of the situation but truth is if Brock showed up and cashed in, he’d be relieved, because he can’t focus on what might be, he has to focus on what WILL be, and that’s his title defense against Baron Corbin at Super Showdown. He knows nobody wants that but Baron did win the #1 contender’s match last week and his desire to be a fighting champion means he has to focus on stomping Corbin’s head into this mat.
We cut backstage where we see Paul Heyman get out of a black SUV, followed immediately by Brock Lesnar. Heyman says they’re going to cash in and they start walking to the ring. They stop after about fifty feet and Lesnar turns left after a beat, heading deeper into the bowels of the arena and making Seth stew in the possibilities the cash-in as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Lucha House Party make their entrance.
Lars Sullivan makes his entrance and hits the ring. LHP try to swarm him, he shrugs them off and freight trains Kalisto on a springboard! The luchadors fire up and manage to knock him out of the ring but Sullivan lands more or less on his feet and shrugs them off.
We go backstage with Nikki Cross and the Iconic Duo, who are picking on her when Alexa Bliss rolls up to ask if they have a blooming onion to eat somewhere. Peyton Royce says no, she actually has a match against Nikki that she’s gonna go prepare for. They walk off and Bliss invites Cross to go get some coffee, admitting that no one around here can stand her.
Nikki says she doesn’t care, Bliss has been nothing but kind to her and they’re friends. Alexa says because they’re friends she doesn’t need to be bashful about asking for favors, and she’ll be in her corner in her match tonight.
Commentary announces Rey Mysterio vacating the United States Championship up, an arm wrestling match between Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley, and the return of the Undertaker for later tonight.
Becky Lynch makes her entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Becky Lynch gets on the mic.
She greets Austin, Texas before saying she’s been doing some thinking and she wants to make some changes. She got home this weekend and it was the first time in 63 days since she’d been home. In that time she fought across Europe, made a ton of TV appearances, switched brands, and won the main event of WrestleMania. All her dreams came ture and she’s never been more content in her entire life, but that’s when it hit her.
Contentment is the worst thing that could happen to a fighter like her, because content fighters get hurt, passed over, or beaten, but that won’t be her. When Lacey Evans helped Charlotte Flair take the SmackDown title from her, it woke something in her, and when she’s really pissed off, there’s not a woman in this business that can keep her down.
So if you’ve wronged her in any way, shape, or form, she’ll break her back trying and break her hands fighting until she gets hers--
Enter Lacey Evans.
She calls Becky a dog chasing a car and says she did her a favor because she shouldn’t be the face to represent the women of WWE. Lynch says she’ll rip her arm right out of her socket, to which Lacey says not to confuse her with Flair, because she’s not in her head and she’s not to be messed with. Yes, she lost at Money in the Bank, but Evans is why Becky walked out with one title less.
And when she’s done, she’ll be Becky No Belts, because she refuses to let a woman like her represent the division.
Enter Charlotte Flair.
She talks about her title victory and says she may not be SmackDown Women’s Champion right now, but-- Evans asks what she’s doing strutting like a daddy’s girl that needs attention, and Flair enters the ring to rebut that. She struts like a peacock because she’s more than halfway towards beating her daddy’s sixteen-time title record. (Well, it’s actually more like 19 at minimum but WWE scorekeeping is WWE scorekeeping.)
Lacey calls Charlotte yesterday’s news and says she’s the face of WWE so Flair needs to run along back to SmackDown unless she wants to be educated with a Woman’s Right... which she pops off with right now, taking Charlotte to one knee in the ropes!
Referee Shaun Bennett is in the ring and Flair and Evans are in their gear, so...
Charlotte Flair vs. Lacey Evans
Flair with the attack at the bell, front chancery, clubbing blows, Evans gets herself in the ropes and turns her around with shoulder thrusts. Dumping Lacey to the floor, Charlotte poses and takes it to her with the grounded punches when she returns. Brawling, back to the front chancery as Becky Lynch looks on and again Lacey gets in the ropes and Bennett forces the break.
Back to the front chancery, Evans reverses taking her back, crossface strike, jockeying for position, Flair with a front facelock and a knee lift to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Flair has the front chancery appled, shift to a waistlock takedown and back to the chancery. Go-behind, back elbow, fireman’s carry takeover into a cover for one! Smashing Charlotte’s face into the turnbuckles, Flair returns the favors and puts boots to her after. Into the strut, Lacey sidesteps and puts her into the turnbuckles before laying the boots in.
Senton de la muerte... NOPE! Exploder suplex into a kip-up, the Queen running hot, goes for a shoulder thrust but gets cut off and tripped up as Lacey kicks the bottom rope into her legs. Slingshot elbow drop, nobody home, charging into the corner with lariats, going for the figure four but Evans kicks her into the turnbuckles and lands a swinging neckbreaker.
Charlotte with boots before she can capitalize, off the ropes and they collide in the center of the ring, both women down and out. Becky Lynch hits the ring, referee Shaun Bennett has no choice...
The match is thrown out with no announced finish.
Post-match, Lynch runs in and hits the Manhandle Slam on Evans to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Rey Mysterio makes his entrance.
He gets on the mic and says he’s gonna lay it out straight. WWE is in his blood, and it’s been in his family’s blood as well, and he wants to make sure he sets the right example for his son, as a man, and as a champion. Due to his previous shoulder injury...
Enter Samoa Joe. He asks if he came out too early and ruined his big moment before begging forgiveness because he knows what this means to Rey. See, he was in the back and heard the word “champion” and thought it was his cue. But don’t let him interrupt, he just has one addendum to his little speech, and that’s that he doesn’t want to ruin the moment when Mysterio tells a lie about being injured.
He’s not giving it up because he’s hurt, but rather because he never pinned Joe. Rey says he’s not here to have a moment or to fool anybody. It’s definitely not the moment he wanted it to be, but he’s won titles his entire career, through pain and through injuries, and if he’s man enough to do that, he’s man enough to do what he came here to do tonight.
So due to his current shoulder injury, he’s here to relinquish the United States Championship to Samoa Joe. Rey takes the title off, unbuttons it, and lays it on the mat for Samoa. He says this ain’t the last you’ve heard of him and he’ll be back... AND JOE ATTACKS! COQUINA CLUTCH! He leaves Mysterio laying and walks out with his title.
We cut backstage where Paul Heyman is on the phone and Brock Lesnar is putting his fighting gloves on.
Braun Strowman makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Cesaro gets a promo where he talks about how he likes to let his actions in the ring speak for themselves and Ricochet is naive if he thinks he can beat him again. Ricochet gets a response where he calls Cesaro dynamic and says this is a preview of a rivarly that could last a decade.
Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman (Arm Wrestling Match)
Referee Dan Engler gives his intructions but Lashley slaps Strowman’s hand away! Engler gives them a warning and sets the table back up with referee John Cone’s assistance and invites them back to the lockup, but Bob just flexes. Lockup, Lashley’s hand slips off, no winner! Braun gets some chalk from Cone, as does Bob before going back to the action.
Lashley with an early advantage, Braun pulls him back, Bob again with a lead, struggling, back and forth...
Braun Strowman wins by forcing Bobby Lashley’s arm flat against the table.
Bob throws a handful of chalk in Strowman’s face! Punching away, duck a lariat, shove him into the turnbuckles, scoop... RUNNING POWERSLAM ON THE MONSTER!
We get a recap of yesterday’s 24/7 Championship title changes before going backstage right now, where Drake Maverick and EC3 are stalking Carmella as she looks for R-Truth.
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross make their entrances to send us to break.
Nikki Cross vs. Peyton Royce
Royce strutting and posing, Cross lands a chop but she fires right back with a reverse roundhouse and punches in the corner. Whip across, Nikki takes the turnbuckles hard and Peyton chokes her with her foot but Cross gets a schoolboy for two in there. Royce with a lotus lock in the ropes, breaking before five, into the corner and Nikki gets a sleeper briefly before being slung aside and into the kneeling Cobra Twist.
Mat slam to press the attack, into a cover, only two, shift to an arm-trap armbar, Cross escapes but Royce puts her in the corner. Elbow up on the charge, forearms connect and Nikki explodes off the ropes with a lariat! Fired up, Stinger Splash into a bulldog... NOPE! Headed up top... NOBODY HOME ON THE DIVING CROSSBODY! Bliss running interference, Peyton kicks her coffee out of her hand and Billie Kay knocks Alexa flat on her butt in her white jeans into the coffee on the floor.
Nikki is able to capitalize...
Nikki Cross wins by pinfall with the dragon screw neck whip.
Cross heads to ringside to celebrate with Alexa but Bliss is pissed and nails Kay with a dropkick and her DDT!
Cut backstage where we see Brock Lesnar shadowboxing and a morose Seth Rollins walking along to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Seth Rollins is in the ring to cut a promo.
He talks about how he wanted everyone to be gunning for him but not like this--
Enter Brock Lesnar.
Or not, because his music plays briefly but the Beast Incarnate is nowhere to be seen. Seth says he’s sick of it so he wants to talk directly to Brock. He used to be one of the most feared men on the earth, but now he’s just a shell of that, so if there’s any shred of the Beast left in him, he dares him to come out and cash that contract in right here, right now.
Enter Baron Corbin.
He says that Rollins is all fired up, it’s just a shame he’s concerned with the wrong guy. Seth says if he wants the title he has to pry it from his cold dead hands, and Baron says he’s okay with that given how he retired Kurt Angle and all. In fact he has no problem retiring Rollins, either, and that gets Seth hot enough to attack and lay his punches in.
Corbin fends him off, fair fight, Seth ducks a lariat and hits an enzuigiri that sends him to the floor! Suicide dive connects, shirt off, fired up... Lesnar’s music hits again and the Lone Wolf hits End of Days!
Enter Brock Lesnar for real this time, chair in hand! Low blow, chairshot after chairshot across the champion’s back, drawing him up.. German suplex! Another chairshot, Paul calling for the cash-in but Lesnar won’t do it yet! Dumping Rollins to the floor, chasing after him, fireman’s carry... F-5 on the floor! Heyman seems confused but Brock stalks after Seth again, more chairshots in the ring!
Another German suplex, Paul begging him to cash in but Lesnar won’t do it and he screams “Friday!” in his advocate’s face before picking the Universal Championship up and draping it across Rollins’ fallen body. They go to leave, Brock grabs the briefcase and returns to the ring where he hits Seth in the back with the case for good measure. Another series of chairshots and this time Lesnar leaves for real.
Medics hit the ring with a board and a stretcher to remove Rollins from the ring as we go to break.
Back from commercial we get a recap of what we just saw, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)
We go back into a loading bay where Seth is rolled into an ambulance with Jamie Noble, Scott Armstrong, and Becky Lynch at his side. Lynch gets in and leaves with him as he’s taken to a local medical facility.
Up next, a very special episode of Firefly Fun House.
Bray Wyatt says today he’s got something super serious to talk to us about-- EXERCISE! He says to be at your best, you gotta look good and feel good. He brings us over to Huskus the Pig Boy, who doesn’t take very good care of himself. He’s eating chocolate and Bray swats it out of his hands before saying nobody will tell him, but one day all this gluttony is gonna come back and bite him in his tail.
But one day people will call him great, a genius that has the whole world in his hands. A Vince McMahon puppet with devil horns busts through the doors to threaten Huskus with being fired if he doesn’t get his act together, which leads us to a Bray Wyatt music video that is... I... I just... wow. Wow.
He closes the episode by reminding us that he’ll always light the way as long as we let him in.
Triple H is walking backstage to send us to break.
Back from commercial, commentary reminds us that the Undertaker is showing up later before recapping our opening segmetn, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)
Triple H makes his entrance, but before he can do much more than soak in some “NXT!” chants...
Enter Randy Orton.
They face off and HHH says it’s been a while but they know what these segments are about, trying to drum up some interest in a fight. But the truth is, everything they’ve been through, twenty years, nothing either of them can say is anything they haven’t already said. So he’s not wasting anybody’s time-- it’s been a while, but don’t let this suit fool you, he’s coming to Jeddah to kick your ass.
Randy says that sounds good but Hunter needs to understand one thing-- he’s not Batista, he’s the Legend Killer, and he’d gladly beat him and put another notch on his belt. Triple says that’s fair enough but it’s interesting these last couple weeks, watching the recap videos of the unspeakable things they’ve done to each other but one thing stood out.
Something he said that rang true-- they put the pressure on Orton and he’d become a diamond in the business, and he’s not here to blow smoke, but Randy is one of the best ever to step foot in the ring. And he means that, but here’s the thing-- a lot of people tried to put him down, but he’s still here, and Randy isn’t the one to do it.
Orton asks for a promise, that Hunter will retrieve his balls from Stephanie’s purse before their match. HHH says his balls are so big it’s a burden, but Randy wouldn’t know about that because he’s never had any.
Baron Corbin is interviewed backstage and says he needs to get out of here so he can celebrate the favor Brock Lesnar just did him, cracking six or seven of Seth Rollins’ ribs. He says he’s the next Universal Champion and walks off.
Ricochet makes his entrance to send us to break.
Cesaro vs. Ricochet
Ricochet charging in, back body drop, land on his feet, hop onto Cesaro shoulders but the Swiss man knocks him down and shoulder! Off the ropes, caught into a backbreaker, only two and he goes to work on the One and Only’s back with knees, kicking his face in, into the turnbuckles and then locking a wrist-clutch chancery on. Shot off, HUGE pop-up satellite headscissors sends Cesaro to the floor!
Charging around, springboard off the barricade into a tijeras! Elbow to the jaw, charigng in, pop-up to the apron, kick, into the kickflip moonsault to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Ricochet looking for a sunset flip, Cesaro hosses him up but the One and Only completes it anyway! Sidestep the charge, hard into the post, up top but Cesaro cuts him off iwth an uppercut! DEADLIFT SUPERPLEX! Sunset flip reversed, into the swing, cover for two! Ricochet with a knee strike, boot up on the charge, to the apron, another knee connects, line it up... springboard crossbody but Cesaro rolls through and nearly finishes him!
Wheelbarrow victory roll from the One and Only for two, off the ropes, satellite schoolboy, overrotate... HE DID IT!
Ricochet wins by pinfall with an overrotated satellite schoolboy pin.
Post-match, Cesaro attacks and puts boots to Ricochet. He pulls a table out from under the ring but R-Truth is lying on it, in hiding. Carmella runs down, Ricochet dropkicks Cesaro into the crowd and the 24/7 crowd comes running down after. Cedric Alexander with a tope con giro into the crush but Truth is in the ring unharmed!
Drake Maverick appears behind him... CARMELLA SUPERKICKS HIM!
Commentary hypes up the return of the Undertaker, next after the break.
Back from commercial...
The Undertaker makes his entrance.
He gets on the mic and asks if you ever wonder what happens when you become face to face with death for the very first time, positing several thoughts about the sky growing dark and the stench of souls and whatnot. He calls Goldberg out and says this Friday he’ll get the answers to all those questions, and when he stands across the ring from him for the first time, he doesn’t want Goldberg the family man smiling, no, he wants the unstoppable, mythical icon that is Goldberg.
He promises, if he brings anything less, their first match will be their last as he unleashes an inhumane level of brutality. When the reaper beckons, you answer his call, and Taker will claim his soul for all of eternity.
He declares that Bill is next.
That’s the show, folks.