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WWE Raw results, live blog (July 22, 2019): Reunion

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (July 22, 2019) from Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida featuring all the latest build to the upcoming SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV) scheduled for next month in Toronto.

Advertised for tonight: A bunch of Legends return for the Raw Reunion special, 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.)


Hey Jude, don’t make it bad, take a sad song and make it better. Remember to let her into your heart then you can start to make it better. Hey Jude, don’t be afraid, you were made to go out and get her; I have, and now I’m ready to liveblog this here pro wrestling show with her by my side.

The show opens with John Cena making his return in neon green and purple.

He says he’s excited to be here tonight and hypes up our appearances from noted racist Hulk Hogan, 16-time world champion (it’s actually at least 19 times, but who’s counting?) Ric Flair, D-Generation X, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and says this is his home. Always has been, always will be, and he knows he’s not around as much as he used to be, but we’re his heart and his family and he’s just as excited to be here today as he was on day one.

So without further ado, he wants to get the show on the road, and the Usos make their entrance.

They get in the ring and ask if Cena just said “Day 1” and ask what will make the Raw Reunion even more lit? If Cena and the Usos dropped some rhymes right now. John goes to leave but the Usos say the people came to see the doctor, not the cat that left us for the movie biz. Cena says they look just like their mugshots and cuts a few quick bars until the Usos point out that their dad Rikishi is here.

(I note at this point that my girlfriend is not very fond of the Doctor of Thuganomics gimmick.)

He makes his entrance and again Cena goes to leave. Rikishi tells him to respectfully back that ass up and turn back around, and he obliges. Rikishi says he knows John Cena is the man, but tonight he can’t let him leave without busting a move. They get ready to bust said move--

Enter the Revival... AND D-Von Dudley!

Cut backstage where Hulk Hogan and the Mouth of the South Jimmy Hart are hyping the show up to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Booker T joins commentary and we see that Rikishi is in the Usos’ corner and D-Von is in the Revival’s corner and we have a match.

The Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) vs. the Revival (Jimmy & Jey Uso)

Dawson in control early but Uso gets a back body drop off and tags his brother in. Leaping lariat, snapmare, cover for one. Side headlock, handful of hair, shot off, drop down, Scott gets a Hot Shot and a tag to Wilder. They catapult Uso into the bottom rope, Dawson quick tag back in, back suplex, referee John Cone trying to maintain order as Wilder tags back in with a chop.

Headed up top, the Revival knock Uso down and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Uso gets a right hand off, another one, but he eats a back elbow off the ropes and Dawson tags Wilder in. Putting boots to him, side headlock, into a reverse chinlock, Jey gets a kick off, sidesteps Scott into the post... tag to Jimmy! Uso in hot, right hands for everybody! Superkick, big slicing right, Samoan drop!

Block a roundhouse, up top, diving crossbody but Dash rolls him through, Oklahoma roll... NOPE! Enzuigiri from Uso after he kicks out, fired up, Ode to Rikishi! Headed up top, nobody home, roll through, Dawson with the blind tag and the save from the 540 enzuigiri, diving uppercut into a German suplex... STILL NO! Cactus Clothesline sends Dash to the floor where D-Von circles around and gets cut off by Rikishi.

Scott gets in Rikishi’s face through the ropes, and he turns around he eats a superkick. Tag, superkick for Wilder, off the top...

The Usos win by pinfall with a diving splash from Jey Uso on Scott Dawson.

Backstage, Alicia Fox is wearing mirrored scale mail, once again having the best armor class in the room.

Torrie Wilson rolls up and they have a moment together before Santino Marella shows up. They ask about his sister and his other girlfriend, and the cobra comes out. They all have a bit of fun until Drew McIntyre suddenly appears. He mutters “Legends.” and walks off, he’ll be in action after the break.

Back from commercial, R-Truth and Carmella are interviewed.

They play a recap of R-Truth being interviewed about San Diego Comic Con and being challenged by “Hurricane” Shane Helms and Drake Maverick (in a banana suit) in turn and successfully fending both challenges off. He says if he had known about this he’d have gotten Big Bird or Larry Bird in, and Drake Maverick’s wife Renee Michelle has rolled up to call Truth out for ruining her life.

She and Carmella bicker, Drake comes from behind...

Drake Maverick wins by pinfall with a schoolboy pin, winning the WWE 24/7 Championship.

The Godfather rolls up afterwards, asking Charly Caruso if she knows what time it is, and he welcomes us aboard the Ho Train and dances with her for a beat.

Drew McIntyre starts brawling with Cedric Alexander before their match even begins but Alexander manages to put him into the steps, kick, moonsault off the apron! Drew pops him up into the steel post, double leg into mounted punches! Picking Cedric up again he rams him into the barricade... INVERTED ALABAMA SLAM INTO THE APRON!

The match, obviously, never gets started.

We cut backstage to see the Viking Raiders chilling to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Drake Maverick is rushing to the locker room to collect his stuff when he opens a box full of worms.


Maverick is paralyzed in fear as the Boogeyman tells him he’s coming to get him and he trips and falls when Pat Patterson comes through the door and steps on him...

Pat Patterson wins by pinfall with a single foot pin, winning the WWE 24/7 Championship.

Christian joins the commentary booth and Lilian Garcia takes over the ring announcing for this next match.

Viking Raiders get a picture in picture promo telling Hawkins and Ryder it’s too late to run.

Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder vs. Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)

Hawkins and Ryder in hot, double dropkicks take Ivar down but Erik gets Zack alone. Off the ropes, facebuster, tag to Hawkins, Russian legsweep / STO combo, tag back to Ryder. Erik shrugs him off, forearm connects, tag to Ivar. Throwing Ryder into a seated senton, only two. Punches, tag to Erik, slam and then he slams Warbeard on Ryder, again just two.

Ivar tags back in, clubbing away, but Zack floats out of a slam and tags Hawkins in. Ivar with a cartwheel into a lariat, corner body avalanche and Erik throws Ivar into Curt in the corner! Both babyfaces on the floor, Warbeard off the ropes... BIG MAN SUICIDE DIVE! Tag to Erik...

Viking Raiders win by pinfall with the Viking Experience.

Backstage we see a bunch of the legends chilling when we pan over to Mike Kanellis.

He’s talking to Eve Torres and Eric Bischoff and Maria rolls up to berate him. Bischoff suggests bringing him to SmackDown but Maria needs him to put lotion on her belly to prevent stretchmarks, that would end her modeling career. Ron Simmons rolls up and takes Jimmy Hart’s megaphone... DAMN!

Samoa Joe is shown walking backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, the Club are chilling backstage and celebrating their new branding as The OC, the original Club and the only one that matters, not these so-called legends. They talk about making a statement and showing the world how they’re the most dominant group in WWE-- then, now, and forever. They Too Sweet and that’s the segment.

Pat Patterson is backstage and yelling at Jerry Brisco, who has just won the 24/7 Championship. He walks off celebrating and runs into Kelly Kelly...

Kelly Kelly wins by pinfall with a knee to the balls to win the WWE 24/7 Championship.

Samoa Joe is in the ring to cut a promo.

He says he’s come here tonight to point out a great injustice in WWE. He talks about shows like Raw Reunion being a plague to WWE, letting people put on their rose-colored glasses and blinded by nostalgia. Instead of seeing what he does best, you got the Usos out here with their daddy spitting limericks at John Cena.

Enter Roman Reigns.

He goes face to face with Joe and says if he’s got something to say about his family, he should say it. Samoa says he wants to make it clear to everyone-- he doesn’t have something to say, he already said something. Reigns says he’s from the same island, he knows what happens next. Joe with some cheap shots, Roman blocks and fires back but Samoa puts him into the post and then into the barricades.

Back into the ring, he hammers Reigns with boots, a headbutt, and the Big Dog ends up on the floor again. Jawing at him against the barricade, throwing him back inside... SUPERMAN PUNCH TAKES JOE OFF THE APRON! Samoa goes and gets the mic and fakes him out before asking if he wants to do this and do it the right way, and if the people want to see it tonight before saying he won’t do a damn thing for these people and leaving.

Reigns gets on the mic and says not all Samoans are cowards, to which Joe fires back that you’re about to see one put out permanently, and they make the actual match for later tonight!

Or, well, after we go to break.

Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe

Reigns in hot, forearms in the corner, whip across but Joe sidesteps and he eats the post. Big chops, right hands, putting boots to him in the corner. Right hand, snapmare into a standing neck crank before Samoa runs him over with a forearm before going back to the neck crank. Reigns to his feet, headbutt but Joe throws him out of the ring and drops him with a suicide dive!

Back inside, laying chops and forearms in, dumping Roman to the floor, off the ropes, but this time nobody’s home on the dive... DRIVE-BY! Back inside, duck a lariat, flying lariat, corner lariats, the Big Dog running hot! Big boot for the finale, he’s calling for it but Joe reverses into a Manhattan Drop! Big boot, a senton... NOPE! Coquina Clutch locked on, Reigns flagging but he gets to the ropes and slings Samoa to the floor.

Off the ropes, Joe comes back in...

Roman Reigns wins by pinfall with the spear.

Commentary hypes up the rest of tonight’s proceedings.

The Miz makes his entrance and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Miz welcomes us to MizTV.

He hypes up the return of his show, Miz and Mrs., and introduces his guest tonight, Seth Rollins.

We get a recap video of the events of Extreme Rules.

Rollins laughs at the idea that the biggest match of his life is “a predicament” and mocks Paul Heyman’s way of introducing Brock Lesnar. Paul E appears from Gorilla Position to talk about his client and Seth calls Brock a Seth Rollins wannabe, which gets Heyman down to ringside. Rollins says this is the last and only time he’ll tell him that if he wants to talk the talk for Brock, he better be prepared to walk the walk and he’s gonna give him five seconds before he comes down that ramp and stomps his head in.

Paul E begs off but Seth does a fast count and he runs off for real. Rollins says Brock isn’t a beast or a conqueror, he’s a man, and a man can lose. And at SummerSlam, he’s going to wrestle Lesnar for the Universal Championship, and Brock will lose. But as for tonight, he doesn’t get ready for the biggest match of his life by wrestling, he gets ready by facing the best of the best, and tonight he’s got AJ Styles.

Charly Caruso is backstage with the partying legends to poll them on who’ll win at SummerSlam when Sami Zayn rolls up.

He says she’s what’s wrong with the program and these people aren’t legends, they were just there at the time. Rey Mysterio rolls up and picks a fight when Kurt Angle rolls up to remind us how he solved problems back when he was general manager of Raw and send us to break.

Back from commercial Kelly Kelly rolls up backstage and gets assaulted by Candice Michelle...

Candice Michelle wins the WWE 2/47 Championship.

Madusa rolls up...

Madusa wins by submission with a sleeper hold to win the WWE 24/7 Championship.

Rey Mysterio vs. Sami Zayn

Circling, Zayn with a wristlock, Mysterio with some lucha libre to get it out but Sami clubs away at him. Rey counters from the apron but gets hung up in the tree of woe by Zayn! Beating him down, cover for two, snapmare into a reverse chinlock, boot up out of the corner... SAMI COUNTERS A DRAGONRANA INTO A SITOUT POWERBOMB! Scoop... COUNTERED INTO A DDT!

Victory roll sets Zayn up on the second but he ducks out to the floor before the 619! Sami decides he’s had enough and starts walking up the ramp...






Sami turns around running, gets caught back in the ring... 619! Rey up top...

Rey Mysterio wins by pinfall with a frog splash.

Backstage a limo pulls up and the “Nature Boy” himself, Ric Flair gets out to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Montez Ford is looking for Angelo Dawkins and finds him, putting eyedrops in.

Dawkins says he just got done chilling with RVD and he recounts a whole tale of how he was hanging out with all the legends to Montez’s increasing excitement, before having to leave him to take a call from the Godfather.

Alundra Blayze comes to the commentary desk with the WWE 24/7 Championship and picks up a trash can... but before she can throw it away she gets cut off by familiar music!



He pulls out a wad of cash and buys the title from her!

Commentary promises Rollins vs. Styles next and we go to break.

Back from commercial, Jerry “the King” Lawler joins the commentary booth.

AJ Styles vs. Seth Rollins

Rollins with a side headlock, shot off blocked, second try works, shoulder block, Styles in the ropes to avoid getting caught up again. Clubbing away, trading chops, whip reversed and blocked, big elbow from Seth puts AJ in the corner! Charging in, back body drop to the apron, Karl Anderson gets involved and Styles blasts Rollins off the apron!

The Club start walking Seth up the ramp but--

(Are you ready?)


They square up with Rollins against the Club and we go to break.

Back from commercial and the match continues with DX at ringside.

Rollins lands on his feet off a back suplex, Sling Blade, boot up in the corner and the blockbuster follows! To the apron, springboard knee, Avada Kedavra! Tuning up the band, another superkick but the Club attack and referee Rod Zapata has no choice.

No finish is announced but Seth Rollins wins by disqualification, presumably.

The two trios face off in the ring and Styles tries to sell DX on them being alike, throwing the Too Sweets up. Triple H and Shawn Michaels throw ‘em up... before shifting to crotch chops and starting a brawl! The babyfaces run the Club off, but the OC regroup, chairs in hand, and surround the ring.

(Oh, you didn’t know?!)

Road Dogg, X-Pac, Scott Hall, and Kevin Nash come down and Road Dogg adds the numbers up before introducing the OCs to the OGs, D-Generation X and the Kliq. Seth Rollins does the “If you aren’t down with that, we’ve got two words for you” bit, segment over.

Mark Henry and Mick Foley are shown chatting backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, the Million Dollar Man gets in a limo.

Noises are heard and Drake Maverick gets out with the title in hand!

The rush of superstars comes chasing after him.

Mick Foley is in the ring with a microphone in hand.

He goes for the cheap pop and reminds us he was the one to introduce the 24/7 title, which brings Drake and the crush charging through. Mick vows to take the title before the end of the night and says some of the finest moments of his life have been on Monday nights over the last 24 years...

The lights start shutting down, and when they come back on, Bray Wyatt is in the ring in the Fiend mask. He attacks Foley... WITH THE MANDIBLE CLAW!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross make their entrance for A Moment of Bliss.

Bliss introduces Cross and then her guest, Becky Lynch. Becky barely takes her seat when Natalya comes out to join them. She explains that if Lynch has something to say to her, she can say it to her face, and we get a recap of last week. N Nattie and Becky talk about their shared history and Lynch says the title is the scalp of the Baddest Woman on the Planet and she’s going to embarrass her in Canada.

This gets a brawl breaking out and referees swarm to pull them apart!

And so we go to break.

Back from commercial, Nattie is interviewed backstage to take credit for building the Women’s Evolution and promise Becky Lynch the ass-whipping of a lifetime at SummerSlam.

Backstage, Drake Maverick is walking along with the 24/7 Championship and his wife pulls him into a limo only for R-Truth to come from behind with an assist from Carmella...

R-Truth wins by pinfall with a schoolboy pin to win the WWE 24/7 Championship.

Truth drives off with Drake’s wife and the title and leaves Maverick behind to realize how monumentally he’s screwed up.

Braun Strowman vs. Randy Rowe

Braun gets on the mic and tells us not to blink because this won’t take long.

A biel, another one, off the ropes for a big boot...

Braun Strowman wins by pinfall with a chokeslam.

We go to break on the promise of a toast to Raw after the break.

Back from commercial, Ric Flair makes his entrance.

He’s joined on stage by the rest of tonight’s legends, including noted racist Hulk Hogan, who gets his own entrance.

The Hulkster gets on the mic and says it’s great to be here before going for the cheap pop with apologies to Mick Foley. He asks what we’re gonna do, etc, etc.

(Glass shatters.)

”Stone Cold” Steve Austin makes his entrance and gets a couple cases of Steveweisers put in the ring with him before getting on the mic to say he’s not gonna come out here and get all sappy and sentimental because he’d rather hit Stunners on everybody on the stage. He says everyone on the crew is his family and talks about the brotherhood and sisterhood of the ring a bit.

He invites the legends into the ring and toasts the entire world, bottom line, Stone Cold, etc.

He cuts his music with one minute left and offers a toast to Jerry Brisco specifically to vamp.

That’s the show, folks.

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