clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

WWE Raw results, live blog (July 1, 2019): Falls Count Anywhere

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (July 1, 2019) from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view later this month in Philadelphia.

Advertised for tonight: Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley in a Falls Count Anywhere match, The New Day vs. Viking Raiders, and more!

Come right back here at 8 p.m. ET when the Raw live blog kicks off once the show starts on USA. It will be below this line here. (REMINDER: NO GIFS OR PICS ARE ALLOWED IN THE COMMENTS SECTION. OFFENDERS WILL BE BANNED.)


A little low on cash but I’m high on luck, I wanna be your knight in shining pick-up truck. With a Chevy for my summer home, let’s get the party started; it’s looking like the city towed my other apartment. She got a doorbell sign that said, “Bring it or don’t ring it.” She’s the woman, and I’m the lucky lady that gets to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for you, folks.

The show opens with commentary walking us through tonight’s proceedings before introducing the first match.

Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman (Falls Count Anywhere Match)

Strowman charging in, shoulder block, Lashley drops down, combat roll, leapfrog, Bob gets the spear but Braun rolls to the floor! Lashley charges around but Strowman shrugs him off with a shoulder block and follows it with a senton... NOPE! Up on one shoulder, Bob slips out, puts him into the post... SPEAR INTO THE TIMEKEEPER’S AREA FOR TWO!

Headed out into the crowd, Lashley clubbing away, adding a steel chair into the mix, across his back and to the gut! Raining shots down, into the cover, again just a two count! Braun shoves him away, charges in with a forearm, freight train for a two count! Into the barricade, Braun follows it up by bieling Lashley across the stage! Bob with forearms, straight suplex on the stage!

Jockeying for position... STROWMAN RAMS LASHLEY THROUGH THE LED BOARDS! THERE ARE SPARKS AND EXPLOSIONS! Referees and techs swarm the area immediately behind the stage and call for EMTs! We get a high camera angle of the carnage as the EMTs arrive and get Lashley and Strowman on boards. I think it’s safe to call it...

The match went to an unannounced no-contest due to the inability of either man to continue.

Eventually we go to break while the EMTs continue to work.

Back from commercial, EMTs are still taking care of the two big men as “Thank you, Heyman!” chants go up.

Commentary recaps what just happened, because it was pretty friggin’ awesome. (But also, Raw is three hours long.) (Three hours long.)

Viking Raiders make their entrance, they’ll be in action after the break.

New Day (Big E & Xavier Woods) vs. Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)

E and Erik to start, the Viking clubbing away but Big manages to clock him and choke him under the ropes briefly. Big splash on the apron while Woods plays Francesca, back inside, cover for one. Tag to Ivar, big man with a seated senton, fired up, clubbing away, Erik in with a boot, corner body avalanche, shotgun knees and Rowe throws his partner into E for two!

Kneeling armbar, Big breaks free, crawling, the path is clear, desperaation in his heart... SAMOA JOE PULLS WOODS OFF THE APRON AND CHOKES HIM OUT WITH THE COQUINA CLUTCH!

New Day win by disqualification.

KOFI KINGSTON MAKES THE SAVE! He and Joe brawl around ringside until Ivar joins the fray! New Day in it with Raiders and Joe and we go to break!

New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston, & Xavier Woods) vs. Samoa Joe & Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)

Kingston and Ivar to start, the WWE Champion with a strike rush, Stinger Splash, whip reversed, duck a lariat, springboard dropkick for two! Tag to Woods, off the ropes, boot, sliding elbow, Vader Bomb, diving elbow drop... NOPE! Chop to follow, Joe runs interference and Warbeard lays him out with a reverse roundhouse kick! Samoa tags in and puts boots to Xavier, back elbow and he stares Kofi down.

Handful of hair, headbutts to the crown of Woods’ skull, tag to Ivar. Fired up, get Xavier isolated, tag to Erik, armbar applied in the corner, Woods out, chops, caught and Erik turns it into a fallaway slam! Scoop and a slam, then one puts Ivar on top of Xavier! Tag to Joe, big senton for two, palm strike to the back of the head, jawing at Kingston and knocking E off the apron.

Woods with right hands, Samoa chops him to the mat and tags Erik in. Forearm in the corner, another one deeper in the ring, tag back to Joe. Whip across, charge into a boot, Xavier with a missile dropkick for some separation! Kofi tags in, dropkick on Warbeard, leaping forearm comes up empty, gamengiri from the apron, diving crossbody caught but Kingston slips out.

Superkick, right hand, but Ivar knocks him to one knee with a right. Off the ropes, Superman Lariat, Boom Drop, but the viking gets away and tags Joe in. Erik cuts him off, running knee but E hits the belly-to-belly! Pass Ivar to the floor, he gets back up and cuts the dive off with a knee! Woods up, fired up, off the ropes, dropkick to the floor! IVAR TAKES FLIGHT!


Samoa Joe & Viking Raiders win by submission with the Coquina Clutch from Joe on Kofi Kingston.

We get a 24/7 Championship recap and Drake Maverick takes his wife Renee Michelle blindfolded backstage, saying soon they’ll be on their honeymoon. She takes the blindfold off and is indignant until he says he’s just here so she can meet, uh... Dana Brooke! Dana exchanges pleasantries with Renee before Drake drags her along, promising he just has a bit of business to take care of.

She tells him it’s the title or her, and he reassures her that he loves her when R-Truth rolls up, title on his shoulder, talking about how much he loves romance.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, the Club are chatting backstage in private when AJ Styles rolls up. He says they were looking good last week but they lost to Viking Raiders, to which Karl Anderson gives him a bit of guff for almost losing to Ricochet. Styles makes excuses and the hoots give him shit for it before offering a bet on AJ’s next match against Ricochet-- Anderson will put his wife on the line contingent on AJ losing.

No Way Jose makes his entrance and we see Drake Maverick and Renee Michelle the front row as R-Truth taunts them from the conga line. Drake resists the urge to cover him while he’s laying on the barricade and then the rest of the 24/7 crew chase R-Truth to the back.

Cesaro attacks Jose before their match, Karelin lift on the floor... GOTCH NEUTRALIZER!

Backstage, the Street Profits are interviewed.

Montez Ford does the cup gimmick and goes for Rock’s big “Finally” before Angelo Dawkins cuts him off and he launches into his own schtick. Just because they have the titles doesn’t mean they don’t want the smoke, you see.

Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon are shown walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of our opening segment, because explosions.

Backstage the Miz is interviewed and footage is rolled of him being attacked on SmackDown last week. Miz talks about how after tonight, Shane McMahon will have to find a replacement for Elias, and as far as McMahon himself goes, well, he heard the Undertaker is here tonight...

In the arena proper, Shane makes his entrance, flanked by Drew McIntyre. McMahon demands his big intro from Mike Rome and says he has other responsibilities besides just gracing us with his presence, but since we’re here he wants to take the time to go back to last Monday and talk about Roman Reigns. He has a video clip, and Drew says the footage speaks for itself and Roman knows exactly what they’re gonna do to him at Extreme Rules.

But Shane doesn’t want to focus on Roman, he wants to look at the Undertaker, who he says Reigns begged to come help him out. Last Monday was a surprise, but at Extreme Rules there will be no surprises, and the Big Dog and the Phenom will end the night in the ground. Drew puts Taker over as the greatest legend in WWE history, but says he doesn’t give a damn about the Undertaker.

He and Shane heard a rumor going around, so he came ready to fight, and further he’s ready to exterminate the legacy of the Undertaker.

The lights flicker and the sounds of a storm rolling in come over the PA.

Lights out.

Lightning strikes the ring!

Lights up.


The Deadman makes his entrance as Drew and Shane book it and hide in the crowd.

Taker gets on the mic and says Roman Reigns never asked him for his help, and that’s not who he is. But if they need a reason why, he’ll explain who he is-- he is and has been the reaper of wayward souls for a long time, and he’s here to collect their souls. He puts Shane over for taking everything he had to offer at WrestleMania before falling victim to his own greed and ego.

He may be the best in THIS world, but where he’s going, he’ll be nothing more than another couple of lost souls suffering the torment and torture of the acrid stench of death for all eternity. They will *never* rest... in... peace.

Backstage, Lacey Evans is doing her lipstick while Baron Corbin watches.

He says an Extreme Rules match benefits them and says he believes Seth Rollins will fight to his last breath to keep his title, but is Becky Lynch worth it? Lacey says Becky’s fought her entire life for her dreams and beat Ronda Rousey in the main event of WrestleMania but accuses Seth of having wandering eyes and says after they win, he’ll realize he never should have put his faith in The Man.

Cut back to the Undertaker raising his fist on the stage to send us to break.

Lacey Evans vs. Natalya

I had to step out for a second and I come back to Evans in control and slingshotting an elbow drop back into the ring for two. Cobra clutch applied, Nattie slings her off but gets cut off with a knee and a neckbreaker follows. Back roll splash, Neidhart cuts her off and hammers her with punches in the corner! Schoolboy, countered into a victory roll, discus lariat and a right hand!

Whip reversed, sidestep the charge, slingshot atomic drop into the running stomp to the back of the neck and Baron Corbin runs interference while referee Darrick Moore isn’t looking! Evans capitalizes...

Lacey Evans wins by pinfall with the Woman’s Right.

Backstage, Curt Hawkins and Zack Ryder are chatting with Ricochet when an interview rolls up for the One and Only.

He says if that’s how AJ feels, that’s fine, but for him wrestling AJ Styles in the main event of Raw is one of the greatest honors in his career, whether or not he got 100% out of him. And if they do it again, he thinks he can win. The Club roll up to say the only mistake is that Styles didn’t put him down in three minutes. Ricochet disagrees and says he’s confident that if they do it again, he can win.

Luke Gallows likes his attitude but now it’s time to put him into place. Ricochet says he’s not looking for trouble but if they want a match he’s happy to defend the title, to which the Club say it’s not them he has to worry about.

Miz is walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, the Club are reporting back to AJ Styles about their chat with Ricochet, very slightly embellished.

AJ says he’ll go have a talk with him but his good brothers egg him on to find his edge again, to walk up to Ricochet, accept the challenge, and slap him across the face. Styles walks up to him and gives him shit for it, saying he’s gonna take the title tonight. Ricochet says he doesn’t know why he’s all fired up but he accepts, and he offers his hand. AJ slaps him across the face but Ricochet stands his ground and slaps him right back!

Elias is in the ring to play us a song. Or at least strum the opening chord of one.

Elias vs. the Miz (2/3 Falls Match)

Miz right in, hammering Elias, dumping him out of the ring, throwing him into the steel steps and back inside. Into the post, full nelson...

The Miz wins the first fall by pinfall with Skull-Crushing Finale.

The A-Lister charges in, nobody home, dropkick through the ropes, back inside, the Drifter cuts him off with a knee but Miz dropkicks his leg out from under him! Figure four leglock, reversed, small package... NOPE! Big boot from Miz, charge in, back body drop to the apron, Elias catches him...

Elias wins the second fall by pinfall with Drift Away.

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Elias charges in, Miz blocks his punches and fires his own back, body blows, kick to the midsection, off the ropes, the Drifter gets under him, electric chair powerbomb... NOPE! Raining forearms down in the corner, whip across, back elbow, wrenching in a rear chinlock but Miz makes it to his feet. Takedown, keeping the chinlock applied, but Miz pries his hands apart.

Elias with an uppercut, backslide, back elbow, the A-Lister laying chops in, whip across, rolling cutter from the Drifter... NOT ENOUGH! Charging in, sidestep, Elias knees the post hard! Back in the ring, figure four leglock applied in the middle of the ring, nowhere to go...

The Miz wins the third and final fall by submission with a figure four leglock.

Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins are shown backstage prepping for their interview to send us to break.

Back from commercial, commentary tosses to a recap of the Universal Championship match from Stomping Grounds.

Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins are interviewed backstage and Seth expresses their sympathies for Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley after all the explosions earlier tonight. He takes issue with the idea that he might be impulsive and and tosses to Becky for a bit of sarcastic beatboxing. Rollins says one on one they know they can beat their opponents and the winner takes all stuff changes things a little.

They gently snipe at each other and Becky admits to sleeping with the title belt, which Seth says is causing a bit of friction and asks her to listen from time to time before realizing what a mistake this is and saying that maybe he just got lucky. Lynch says it’s damn right he got lucky, and Maria Kanellis rolls up.

She takes issue with them calling themselves the first couple of WWE and says they’re not all that impressive before bringing Mike out and saying she’s got an extreme concept for them-- here, tonight, she and her bitch will take on her and hers!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get another recap of our opening segment, in the true spirit of FMW.

Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins vs. Maria & Mike Kanellis (Mixed Tag Team Match)

Mike and Seth to start, collar and elbow, hammerlock, arm wringer, kick to the back and Maria berates her bitch for not keeping up. Trip him up, off the ropes, drop down, leapfrog, back elbow, Mike trying to fire himself up, duck a lariat, foream connects, putting boots to the Universal Champion in the corner. Rollins with a rolling elbow, off the ropes, pop-up into the buckle bomb!

Avada Kedavra connects and Seth makes Mike tag out! Lynch in, Maria tries running away, she gets a microphone and frantically yells at Mike for failing to protect him, accusing him of not even being able to mop the floor at home. Becky walks around, fist up, and Maria begs off claiming to be pregnant! Becky walks off confused and Mike wonders how she could possibly be pregnant.

Maria claims he’s not man enough to get her pregnant, so Lynch improvises, hip toss into the Dis-Arm-Her, referee John Cone rolls with it...

Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins win by submission with Dis-Arm-Her from Lynch on Mike Kanellis.

Post-match, Maria berates Mike some more, calling him a disappointment and saying that the only man here tonight was The Man, Becky Lynch. And maybe next time, she’ll ask Becky to impregnate her!

Backstage, Paul Heyman is interviewed and he puts over the possibility of Brock Lesnar being in the arena tonight.

Street Profits roll up and touch his head, but he doesn’t have time for this and exits stage right.

Commentary hypes up Ricochet vs. AJ Styles for later.

We see Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Alexa Bliss comes out and takes her spot on the stage for A Moment of Bliss.

She introduces her guest, Nikki Cross. Cross thanks her for her support and guidance and says she’ll always be grateful. Bliss says that’s all true but this is about giving Nikki the credit she deserves--

Enter Carmella. She says the truth is that Alexa is playing Nikki and that’s not cool or how friendship works-- it’s supposed to go both ways. Cross got her a title match, what’s she gonna do for her in return? Bliss says that all Mella is is R-Truth’s sidekick, to which Carmella says she’ll show her a sidekick in the ring, when she kicks her upside her head.

Alexa Bliss vs. Carmella

Rushing in...

Carmella wins by pinfall with a schoolboy pin.

A shocked Bliss regroups with Cross as we go to break.

Carmella vs. Nikki Cross

Cross rushing in with forearms, on her like a backpack, Carmella shrugs her off, satellite headscissors, a lariat to follow and Nikki rolls to the floor! Pulling Mella out, trapping her in the ring skirt for forearms, back in the ring for a cover, only two. Cross jawing, Carmella with a jawbreaker, back elbow on the charge, boot up in the corner, and a series of lariats takes Nikki down!

Atomic drop, charging facewash in the corner, moonwalk sets up the Bronco Buster... NOPE! Slingshot dropkick, up top, lands on her feet, rolls through, kick to the midsection...

Nikki Cross wins by pinfall with a spinning neckbreaker.

Post-match, Bliss pops into the ring, cheap shots Carmella, and raises Nikki’s hand.

Commentary hypes Styles/Ricochet up again and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Cross and Bliss are walking and talking backstage when they run into an interview.

Alexa moves things along before she can answer how she’d feel about getting a title shot against Becky.

Drake and his wife are walking backstage again, where he promises her a great honeymoon and she leaves to freshen up. The 24/7 flood rushes through and leaves Maverick behind with Truth. Drake says he just wants to have a good honeymoon but when Truth turns around he clocks him with his luggage! Calling for a referee...

Drake Maverick wins by pinfall with a lateral press to win the WWE 24/7 Championship.

Renee Michelle returns and Drake says they’re going to have an even better honeymoon because it’s gonna be 24/7!

Main event entrances send us to break.

AJ Styles vs. Ricochet (c) (WWE United States Championship)

Circling, Ricochet with a leg pick, off the ropes, combat roll, leapfrog, Styles catches him, back suplex, reverse to a victory roll, AJ cracks him across the face! Into the corner, whip reversed, shoulder thrust, springboard lariat connects! Standing shooting star press, the knees are up, only two! Chop in the corner, dropkick to the floor, Ricochet off the ropes... SASUKE SPECIAL!

Back inside, springboard up and over, AJ to the apron, big forearm, springboard... PHENOMENAL FOREARM! RICOCHET’S FOOT WAS UNDER THE ROPES BUT REFEREE SHAWN BENNETT DIDN’T NOTICE!

AJ Styles wins by pinfall with the Phenomenal Forearm, winning the WWE United States Championship.

Referee John Cone hits the ring to point out Bennett’s error to him and we go to break with them visibly discussing what to do.

Back from commercial, the Club are at ringside and the match has been restarted!

Ricochet with right hands, chops in the corner, whip blocked, Styles with a forearm, off the ropes, backflip into an enzuigiri, Final Cut... AJ kicks out! The One and Only up top, Phoenix Splash, land on his feet, drop Styles face-first into the apron, off the ropes... SASUKE SPECIAL BUT HE LANDS ON HIS FEET! AJ hits the plancha forearm!

Back inside, Styles hits a sheerdrop brainbuster... NOT ENOUGH! Drawing him up, thinking Styles Clash, Ricochet flips out of it but gets caught by a kick and the Argentine powerbomb... STILL NO! Up top, jockeying for position, diving through about half a dozen transitions into a slick lucha pinning predicament...

Ricochet wins by pinfall to retain the WWE United States Championship.

Post-match, Styles and Ricochet shake hands as the Club applauds from ringside.


The Club throw up the Too Sweets but AJ ain’t done yet! Mounted punches, clubbing away, Machine Gun gets in a few licks too, and AJ poses with one foot on the One and Only’s fallen body.

That’s the show, folks.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Cageside Seats Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your pro wrestling news from Cageside Seats