WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (July 15, 2019) from NYCB Live in Uniondale, New York featuring all the fallout from the Extreme Rules pay-per-view that went down just last night in Philadelphia.
Advertised for tonight: Brock Lesnar is the new Universal champion, SummerSlam build begins, and more!
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WWE RAW RESULTS AND LIVE BLOG FOR JULY 15
The creator of what’s now cliché had some funny words to say, “All you little things are incomplete.” Why did he speak of us that way? I don’t cry, not ‘cause I don’t care. It’s very hard to feel the way we used to feel up there. The creator of what’s now cliché wants us little things to cry and feel alone. But don’t lose hope, no. No, don’t feel sad ‘cause it’s a violent world, but there’s still beauty. I’ll take care of you if you take care of me, and I’ll liveblog this here pro wrestling show for y’all, folks.
The show opens with newly crowned Universal Champion Brock Lesnar making his entrance, flanked by Paul Heyman as always.
We get a recap of last night’s main event and aftermath and then Paul E does his usual intro for Brock.
He says it amazes him that you tell people the truth but they’d rather hear a lie, and they told us so. Just like he said, Brock Lesnar cashed in in Philadelphia and left as champion, and he talks about their search for a contender at SummerSlam and about how he has all the stroke around here right now, so they’re going to have a battle royal tonight to figure the answer to that question out.
He runs down the entrants in the battle royal-- Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Big E, Cesaro, Braun Strowman, Rey Mysterio, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Bobby Lashley, and Roman Reigns-- and talks about how Lesnar castrated Rollins last night. He says if any of us were to step in the ring with Brock we’d be risking our health and our welfare, because we’re all Brock’s bitches.
Ricochet makes his entrance before Lesnar leaves and the champion stares him down briefly before leaving.
Commentary hypes up our women’s #1 contender’s match as well as Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe and we go to break.
Back from commercial in time for entrances.
During which time, the Usos cut a promo and ask “Pretty Ricky” if he’s ready to help them lock the Revival down in the Uso Penitentiary.
Ricochet & the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) vs. Robert Roode & the Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) (2/3 Falls Match)
Ricochet in with a Codebreaker called Recoil on Dawson...
Ricochet & the Usos win the first fall by pinfall.
Roode legal, clubbing away at the One and Only, he turns the heat up, headscissors into a dropkick for two! Jey Uso tags in, superkick gets a spinning spinebuster... NOPE! Tag to Wilder, working Uso over in the corner, clubbing away, Jey manages enough of a comeback to tag Jimmy in. He comes in hot, big slicing right into a Samoan drop, Dawson tags back in, flapjack...
Robert Roode & the Revival win the second fall by pinfall with a flapjack from Scott Dawson on Jimmy Uso.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, the third fall begins with Dawson steamrolling Jimmy Uso, suplex into elbow drops and a falling headbutt... NOPE! Wilder tags in, double catapult, cover for two, Uso comes back, tags made, Ricochet on Roode and the One and Only runs hot! Triangle dropkick clears the apron, pass Dash to the floor, hold the ropes down for a dive from Jey, Roode goes for the DDT, denied, Recoil connects!
Fired up, up top...
Ricochet & the Usos win the match, winning the third and final fall by pinfall with a 630 senton from Ricochet on Robert Roode.
The Club make their way down and Ricochet dives on AJ Styles! Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows beat him down, the Usos make the save, but the Revival join the attack! Back inside, the Usos fight back... SUPERKICK PARTY! Off the ropes, Roode trips Jimmy up and Jey follows, leading the Revival to hit Shatter Machine! Ricochet with a springboard crossbody... PHENOMENAL FOREARM! MAGIC KILLER!
The Club stand tall.
Viking Raiders will be in action after the break.
Back from commercial in time for entrances and a picture in picture promo where the Viking Raiders talk about how they’ll rain down Norse savagery on anyone that stands in the way of their raid.
Jaxson James & Vinny Gruber vs. Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)
Raiders just running roughshod on both of them, Erik picks Ivar up and slams him into dude in red tights, cover made but he pulls up before three! Assisted backbreaker into a tilt-a-whirl gutbuster and a springboard Hart Attack on the other guy, back to red tights...
Viking Raiders win by pinfall with the Viking Experience.
A recap of Graveyard Dogs vs. Drew McIntyre & Shane McMahon from last night follows and we get a video from earlier today of Drew accosting Cedric Alexander in the locker room and threatening him with grievous bodily harm before playing it off like a joke and saying he’s gonna humble him tonight. Cedric ripostes that the joke will be on McIntyre tonight and they square off to send us to break.
Back from commercial in time for entrances.
Cedric Alexander vs. Drew McIntyre
McIntyre blasting Alexander out the gates, taking it to him hard with strikes in the corner but Cedric is able to get off the ropes, hit the Neuralyzer, and land a tope con giro! Back inside, Drew catches him with a belly-to-belly suplex, more striking, another belly-to-belly and a release suplex takes him across the ring for two! Alexander fights out of another suplex attempt, back elbow hits McIntyre hard and he passes him to the apron after.
Drew up top, caught with a dropkick to the face when he tries for a dive! Handspring back elbow staggers the big man but he’s able to put Cedric in the corner for punches and pop him up for the inverted Alabama Slam... REVERSED TO A VICTORY ROLL! IT’S OVER!
Cedric Alexander wins by pinfall with a victory roll.
We get a Finn Balor promo backstage where he says he doesn’t dwell on the past and prefers to keep moving forward, so he’s looking to earn his title back, and he doesn’t care if he has to go through or over Samoa Joe.
Joe responds, saying unless Finn calls the Celtic heroes of old down to smite him, he’s going to walk out into yet another loss.
He makes his entrance and we go to break.
Back from commercial, Roman Reigns is interviewed backstage.
He says he doesn’t care what anybody says, this is his week, and the only way that he finishes the week off strong is by dominating tonight and going on to reclaim the Universal Championship.
Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe
Balor with a side headlock early, Joe shoots him off and chops him hard in the throat. Back to the headlock, step-up takeover in the corner reversed...
Samoa Joe wins by pinfall with a crucifix pin.
Post-match, Joe beats Balor down more but he escapes the Coquina Clutch into a double stomp and a Sling Blade! Shotgun dropkick... COUP DE GRACE!
Finn’s music glitches, the lights go down, and when they come back up Bray Wyatt, wearing the Fiend mask, has him clutched... SISTER ABIGAIL!
On that note, we go to break.
Back from commercial, Drake Maverick and Renee Michelle check into a hotel under the name Mr. & Mrs. 24/7 Champion.
She takes offense but Drake reassures her that it’s the perfect spot to consummate their marriage, so she turns and tells the man at the counter to give them the most romantic room and the most expensive champagne. Maverick pays in cash and tips generously, and they leave as R-Truth peeks around the corner, referee Darrick Moore in tow.
Truth asks if Hornswoggle is registered and sleight of hands a dollar bill to bribe the guy into looking it up. We cut to backstage at the arena where the Street Profits are watching and speculate as to whether Drake is a virgin or not before hyping up the women’s #1 contender’s match and then the battle royal and again close by singing about how they want the smoke.
Mike Kanellis is backstage ahead of a match against Zack Ryder when Maria rolls up. She says she’s taking the match and he reminds her she’s pregnant, but she says he’s a loser and says she has better odds of winning.
She makes her entrance and referee Dan Engler refuses to let her through, giving Mike enough time to catch off and say he’s got this.
Mike Kanellis vs. Zack Ryder
He charges in, Ryder catches him...
Zack Ryder wins by pinfall with the Rough Ryder.
Maria gets on the mic and says their unborn child would have done better in the match than Mike did.
The Club are chatting backstage ahead of a trios match to send us to break.
Back from commercial in time for entrances.
Lucha House Party (Gran Metalik, Kalisto, & Lince Dorado) vs. the Club (AJ Styles, Karl Anderson, & Luke Gallows)
Styles and Metalik to start, AJ right in with punches and boots in the corner, quick tags, working him over, Gran gets a few licks in here and there but the Club are in control. Metalik running hot, Anderson tags back in but Ricochet is at ringside brawling with Styles! All hell breaks loose, Lucha House Party beating Anderson and Gallows down and five-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Adam Pearce comes down with some referees to pull Ricochet away as we go to break.
Back from commercial, Styles whips Dorado into a dropkick, taking him into the corner to work him over, tag to Anderson, carrying on the assault but the handspring Stunner connects and Lince is able to tag out to Kalisto! Clear the apron, schoolboy rolled through into the basement enzuigiri, handspring kick... NOPE! Off the ropes... HEADSCISSORS DRIVER! But Karl rolls to the floor!
Dorado and Metalik with stereo topes, Kalisto off the ropes... CORKSCREW TOPE CON GIRO! Forearm, AJ with the block, springboard caught into a spinning spinebuster! Tag to Gallows, Boot of Doom! Luke blasts Dorado off the apron, tag to Styles and the Calf Killer is on! It’s over!
The Club win by submission with the Calf Killer from AJ Styles on Kalisto.
Post-match, Styles refuses to let go of the hold until referee Chad Patton counts him off!
We get another recap of last night’s main event and the fallout thereto.
Seth Rollins is interviewed backstage and says he’s physically and emotionally spent from last night but what hurts most is that he doesn’t have his title. He tells the world that Becky Lynch is one of the toughest people in the world and she’s gonna be okay, but he doesn’t know if she’s gonna be here tonight. He vows to fight anyone and beat anyone until he can fight Brock Lesnar and beat Brock Lesnar.
A recap of Bray Wyatt’s return from earlier plays, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)
We get entrances for our women’s #1 contender’s match, Becky Lynch comes out to observe, and we go to break.
Alexa Bliss vs. Carmella vs. Naomi vs. Natalya (WWE Raw Women’s Championship #1 Contender’s Elimination Match)
Bliss with right hands for Natalya and Naomi but Naomi shrugs hers off and dumps her! Carmella with a schoolboy pin, Naomi gets a springboard sunset flip on Nattie, whip into the corner, sidestep, slingshot atomic drop into the running stomp, off the ropes, dropkick into a kip-up, stalemate! Neidhart with a lariat, Mella picks Alexa off, goes for the cover, no good!
Repeat covers, no dice, whip Naomi into the corner, back elbow catches her, jockeying for position in the turnbuckles, handspring headscissors for two! Mella-Go-Round takes Nattie out, moonwalk... BRONCO BUSTER! Duck a Rear View, superkicks for everybody, Bliss with a pin...
Alexa Bliss eliminates Carmella by pinfall with an overrotated schoolboy pin.
Cover on Naomi, referee John Cone not in position, no dice. Jumping superkick, cover, only two! Naomi with a scoop and a slam, wristlock kicks in the corner, snapmare into a kick to the face, so close! Bliss firing back with forearms, lariat connects, only a nearfall! Slaps in the corner, off the ropes, Naomi lands a lariat and we go to break with both women down and out.
Back from commercial, Naomi nearly takes Natalya out with a schoolboy, tijeras, to the apron, Nattie hooks her for a suplex but Naomi blocks. Back elbow, off the steps with a blockbuster! Bliss from behind with a forearm, back inside, cover for two and Alexa locks her down with a rear chinlock. From there into the corner, putting boots to Naomi, she fires back, full nelson bomb into a Gedo Clutch... NOPE!
Legsweep, leg drop, still only two! Bulldog into the turnbuckles, here comes Neidhart with a discus lariat... STILL NO! Sleeper hold applied, shift to a Romero Special, she falls back and extends the hold! Bliss in, cover made but Nattie breaks the hold to kick out! Drawing Naomi up, she fights back with the Speedball kicks but gets cut off early with a dragon screw!
Roundhouse, split-legged moonsault blocked, Neidhart gets underneath her... REVOLUTION SITOUT POWERBOMB CAN’T PUT NAOMI AWAY! Sharpshooter denied, schoolboy doesn’t work, corking right hand hand cracks across Nattie’s jaw and Bliss turns to Naomi. Kicks to the back, drawing her up, putting her into the corner, putting boots to her, Naomi fires back with a scorpion kick for two!
Cut her off, mat slam, Bliss back in control with a reverse chinlock and she ends up throwing Naomi into Natalya! Nattie rams her into the corner, right hands, sidestep the charge and Alexa’s still in it. Slip out of the Michinoku Driver, mat slam, off the ropes, Naomi trips Alexa up, roundhouse kick from the apron, the splits take Bliss out, slingshot sunset flip but Neidhart reverses...
Natalya eliminates Naomi by pinfall with a folding press.
And so we go to break.
Back from commercial, Nikki Cross gives Alexa Bliss a pep talk before she gets back into it. Natalya charges in, Bliss drops back down to the floor and Cross gets on the mic to berate the crowd and demand they cheer for her best friend Alexa. Back inside, big right hand, float over into a mat slam, Insault to Injury... NOPE! Nattie with the slingshot atomic drop, stomp in passing, off the ropes, baseball slide, nobody home, discus lariat wipes Cross out!
Back inside, drawing her up, reversed into the Sharpshooter in the middle of the ring! It’s over!
Natalya wins, last eliminating Alexa Bliss by submission with the Sharpshooter to become #1 contender to the WWE Raw Women’s Championship.
Post-match, Neidhart is interviewed and says Alexa sucks and it’s amazing what a difference a year makes and she’s excited to face her friend Becky Lynch in her home country of Canada.
Lynch gets on the mic and limps her way into the ring to make a statement. She doesn’t care that she’s hurting because she came here to fight and nothing makes her happier than fighting, so it’s time to drop the smiles and tell her straight up-- she likes Nattie but she’s not getting a friend when she steps up, and she’ll wipe the floor with her in her home country. And if there’s one thing she’s learned in all this, it’s that she does a lot better in war than in love. Nattie tells her she must not be a very good lover and calls her a bitch, before promising her a war if she wants one.
Randy Orton cuts a promo from a dark room about how he’s gonna win the battle royal and attend to some unfinished business he has with Brock.
Miz makes his entrance to send us to break.
Back from commercial, Miz does his usual introduction for MizTV and introduces his guest, Dolph Ziggler.
Dolph says he wanted to come here and see if the rumors about Miz are true, and the A-Lister presses him, so he accuses Miz of not trying to steal the show anymore and instead just being a corporate yes man. Ziggler needles him about not being on Extreme Rules and Miz fires back that he’d rather not be on the show than lose to Kevin Owens in 17 seconds.
Dolph says Miz has become everything he hates, a walking gimmick logo t-shirt, and everything wrong with this business because all he cares about is fortune and fame... just like his wife! The A-Lister’s had enough and attacks, running Dolph off up the ramp!
We go in Drake Maverick’s hotel room, where he’s scattering rose petals, to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we get a recap of Bray Wyatt’s return, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)
We join Drake Maverick again as his wife informs him she’s getting into something more comfortable and suggests he do the same. He whips his robe off to reveal the title belt around his waist and says “Daddy’s ready for love!” as she comes out and questions him wearing the title. Room service knocks, and of course it’s referee Darrick Moore pushing the cart.
Renee says she’s got a big surprise as she gets into bed and Drake tells Moore he has to leave now. Darrick takes his room service gear off to reveal his referee shirt as Maverick frantically searches for R-Truth. Truth crawls out from under the cart, schoolboy... NOT ENOUGH! Drake throws the roses at him, Truth with a crossbody on the bed...
R-Truth wins by pinfall with a crossbody, winning the WWE 24/7 Championship.
Maverick chases off after him, leaving his wife in bed.
We get a video package recapping Roman Reigns’ time at the Espys to send us to break.
Back from commercial, we get main event entrances and Brock Lesnar comes out to sit on a chair on the stage.
We go to break before the match actually begins.
Baron Corbin vs. Big E vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman vs. Cesaro vs. Randy Orton vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Roman Reigns vs. Sami Zayn vs. Seth Rollins (WWE Universal Championship #1 Contender’s Battle Royal)
All-out brawling, Rollins punching away at Corbin, off the ropes and he gets caught by a chokeslam but manages to hang on when Baron tries to eliminate him. Lashley in it with Strowman, Braun scoops him up but Corbin makes the save and allies against the monster. Cesaro with uppercuts for everybody! EVERYBODY! He’s got Mysterio... TIME FOR THE SWING! He catapults Rey into the ropes but the GOAT stops himself short of elimination.
E gets into it, looking for the swing again but Lashley crossbodies the Swiss Superman...
Bobby Lashley eliminates Cesaro with a military press drop to the floor.
Braun Strowman eliminates Bobby Lashley with a biel over the ropes.
Strowman and Big square up, E off the ropes to club him, Braun shrugs him off and blasts him with a shoulder, scooping him up, he slips out, pass into the corner, Big has him up... BIG ENDING! ORTON BLASTS BIG WITH AN RKO!
Sami Zayn eliminates Big E, dumping him to the floor.
Zayn celebrates like he just won and turns around into an RKO! Rey dropkicks him into the second... 619!
Randy Orton eliminates Sami Zayn.
RKO for Reigns! Mysterio in it with Orton, whip reversed, 619 on Roman! Superman Punch for Orton! Seated senton from Rey!
Baron Corbin eliminates Rey Mysterio.
Rollins turns to face Baron, he and Braun and Roman team up on him...
Seth Rollins eliminates Baron Corbin.
Strowman blasts Seth into the corner, blocks a Superman Punch, Stinger Splashes on the Shield boys, Reigns charges... BRAUN SIDESTEPS AND SETH EATS THE SPEAR! Braun gets Reigns up on his shoulder, drops him on the apron, the Big Dog pulls him over with a front chancery and Seth from behind...
Seth Rollins eliminates both Braun Strowman and Roman Reigns.
Orton’s back, dumps Rollins to the apron, Seth hangs on! Fighting over the ropes, right hands... Randy hits the hanging DDT! Rollins is down and out as the Viper jaws at Lesnar. He poses for the crowd and goes to that special place... SETH HITS BLACKOUT! Dragging him over...
Seth Rollins wins, last eliminating Randy Orton to become #1 contender to the WWE Universal Championship.
Paul Heyman gets on the mic and criticizes the announcement of Seth’s victory, doing his own ring announcement in which he talks about how Rollins is going to be victimized and conquered.
Seth gets on the mic and tells him to shut up and step aside so he can speak directly to Lesnar. He says he’s a man possessed and he promises that SummerSlam will look at lot like WrestleMania when he stomps his head into this mat and stands over him as the reigning, defending Universal Champion. He tries to goad Lesnar into fighting him right now, but Brock merely walks up to the ring and beats his chair on the apron.
That’s the show, folks.