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WWE Raw results, live blog (July 8, 2019): Extreme Rules go home show

WWE Monday Night Raw comes waltzing back into our lives tonight (July 8, 2019) from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, featuring all the latest build to the upcoming Extreme Rules pay-per-view scheduled for this coming Sunday night in Philadelphia.

Advertised for tonight: Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch vs. Andrade & Zelina Vega, Rey Mysterio returns, Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns & a mystery partner, 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.)


Anywhere with you girl, is where I belong. Everything is beautiful and you are the reason. Lately I’ve been so happy just holding you and gazing into your eyes like in a movie. You are a star... I mean a starlet, listen the night we met, I fell in love with you, but tonight? Tonight I have to liveblog this here pro wrestling show for these folks, babe.

The show opens with entrances for our mixed tag team match.

Andrade “Cien” Almas & Zelina Vega vs. Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins (Mixed Tag Team Elimination Match)

Lynch and Vega to start, collar and elbow into a waistlock takedown, the Man in charge, hanging onto the hold, Zelina in the ropes, short whip into a shoulder block. Becky blocking the tag, picking Vega’s leg and yanking her into the middle of the ring. Arm wringer, blocked, catch a slap, fire a right hand off and the Man remains in control! Zelina recovering on the apron as referee Shawn Bennett counts, a rake of the eyes gets Vega back into it!

Big DDT for two, whip reversed, sidestep, boot to the face and Zelina chokes Lynch over the middle rope! Reverse chinlock in the ropes! Breaking well before the count, but Becky nails her with a back elbow, boot to the jaw, snap suplex connects. Tag to Almas, the Man squares right up to him but Rollins comes in to take her place. Collar and elbow, jockeying for position, Seth with a wristlock, arm wringer, taking control but Andrade rolls through and reverses.

Arm drag to counter, off the ropes, leapfrog, duck a back elbow, whip reversed, up and over, trading arm drags, headlock takeover gets a headscissors, stalemate! Cien nails him with a chop, back suplex lift, lands on his feet, clubbing blows, off the ropes, Sling Blade connects! A lariat sends Almas to the floor, Rollins off the ropes for the suicide dive! Back in, off the ropes, blind tag, suicide dive but the women are legal!

Exploder suplex connects, rolling solebutt, off the ropes, flying forearm, arm pick, takedown...

Becky Lynch eliminates Zelina Vega by submission with Dis-Arm-Her.

We see Lacey Evans mock clapping at ringside, Seth tries to keep Becky back but the man heads out and we got a brawl in the crowd! Rollins pulls the Man off and tries to calm her down to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Almas jumps Rollins and puts boots to him as the match restarts! Off the ropes, sliding kick to the head, only two! Chinlock applied, Seth posts to his feet, Cien with a body slam, headed up top but Rollins cuts him off with a palm strike. Jockeying for position, Seth hung up in the Tree of Woe... THE DOUBLE STOMP CONNECTS BUT SETH KICKS OUT!

Straight suplex, looking for Three Amigos but Rollins reverses number three into a Falcon Arrow... but he can’t do the deal! Laying chops in, whip reversed, back elbow, Seth charges in, back body drop to the apron, forearm from the apron sets him up, springboard knee! Only a nearfall, Rollins up top... AND ALMAS SHOVES HIM TO THE FLOOR! Vega hits her tijeras on the floor and Lynch nails her with a diving forearm into grounded punches on the floor! Andrade tries to break them up, Rollins stops him, and Cien ends up clocking Becky with an elbow!

Back inside, taking advantage of the distress he’s sown, Andrade hits the corner knees... NOT ENOUGH! Almas dumps him back outside and keeps the referee busy, Zelina looking for the headscissors again but Rollins catches her and Lynch is back up to dropkick her out of the clutch! Back inside, Seth lines him up...

Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins win, last eliminating Andrade “Cien” Almas by pinfall with Blackout from Rollins.

Lynch and Rollins celebrate on the stage... BARON CORBIN BLINDSIDES SETH ROLLINS! Becky tries to make the save but Lacey Evans joins the attack! The heel stand tall with the babyfaces laid out on the stage.

Paul Heyman makes his entrance, walking past the carnage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of what we just saw, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)

Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans are shown backstage gloating about their attack and claiming to have manipulated Seth and Becky before wondering what’s gonna happen after they lose their titles. They put over their power couple as “strictly professional” and suggest that caring about each other is a liability.

In the ring, Paul Heyman cuts a promo.

He begins by introducing himself and says he’s gonna shoot from the hip. On Sunday there’s a pay-per-view entitled Extreme Rules, a subject about which he happens to know something. The show will emanate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a place he happens to know a lot about. So here it is-- this Sunday, in Philly, at Extreme Rules, his client will cash in Money in the Bank against either Kofi Kingston or Seth Rollins.

That’s not a prediction, that’s a spoiler.

And if you think back, he hasn’t given a spoiler since before WrestleMania 30, so if he ever wanted to put out misinformation, he’s built his credibility up enough that this would be the time for him to lie. So either he just gave us a heads-up on history, or he’s screwing with Seth Rollins and Kofi Kingston, and only he knows the answer.

Oh yeah, one other being knows the answer, the former and future champion, Brock Lesnar.

We get a video package recapping Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley and EXPLOSIONS and a rematch is advertised for Extreme Rules as a Last Man Standing Match.

The Miz makes his entrance to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we see a crew member dumping trash into a bin when Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon roll up.

They say they’ve heard he’s the best garbage man in the world and Shane introduces himself to Tony, asking if he’d like to be Roman Reigns’ tag team partner tonight and telling him to stick around.

The Usos cut a promo during their entrance, welcoming Miz to the real team and promising that they’re coming for the titles on Sunday and locking Elias right down with the Revival.

Elias & the Revival (Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson) vs. the Miz & the Usos (Jimmy & Jey Uso) (2/3 Falls Match)

Dawson and an Uso to start, the champ taking him down with a side headlock, reversed to a pin but he holds on and cranks it. To his feet, shot off, shoulder block, leapfrog, hip toss into an armbar and Jimmy is in control. Arm wringer, shot off, back elbow connects, tag to Elias. Drawing Uso up, he eats a slicing right, hammering him with body blows and referee Darrick Moore pulls the Drifter off.

Charging in with a kick, a lariat to follow, clear Miz off the apron, right hands for Jimmy. Body slam connects, tag to Wilder and he puts boots to Jimmy. Miz and Elias to the floor, the A-Lister in control, clubbing away, back inside, giving chase out the other side and the Drifter walks away up the ramp with Miz following. Back in the ring...

Elias & the Revival win the first fall by pinfall with Shatter Machine from the Revival on Jimmy Uso.

On that note, we go to break.

Back from commercial, we see that Elias has well and truly left the building and the tag champs are down, 2-3. Dawson working Jimmy Uso over, stomping his wrist, backing him into the corner, Cobra Twist can opener, Jimmy fires up, reaching sidestep, body avalanche misses and the path is clear... Dash tags in, back body drop, tag to Jey! Leaping lariat, slicing right, another lariat, low kick and a big right hand!

Off the ropes, Samoan drop blocked, 540 roundhouse kick connects! Crossbody, roll through, Uso kicks out! Folding press almost does it, duck a lariat, Samoan drop, Dawson legal and hammering him with forearms and a sheerdrop brainbuster... NOT ENOUGH! Miz tags in, full nelson...

The Miz and the Usos win the second fall by pinfall with Skull-Crushing Finale from Miz on Scott Dawson.

Jey tags in, superkicks for everybody, off the ropes, suicide dive from Jimmy wipes Dash out, up top...

The Miz and the Usos win the third and final fall by pinfall with a diving splash from Jey Uso on Scott Dawson.

A recap of the last week’s worth of 24/7 Championship action follows.

We go backstage where Drake Maverick is hiding in a road case with his wife Renee Michelle playing look-out.

She berates him for dragging her through this and he says they’re all here and that’s what matters-- him, her, and the title. And hey, the case is quite roomy, so why not get it on...? She’s not having it, but he pledges to show her what a great husband he is and give her the honeymoon she deserves, and she softens and says she’s ready to consummate their marriage.

The idea of sex, of course, gets him all excited and he shouts out, bringing the horde crashing after him.

Rey Mysterio is shown walking to send us to break.

Back from commercial, we see a tweet showing us that the US Women’s National Team have been sent a title belt for their World Cup win.

Backstage, Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre are scouting a beer guy for a potential partner for Roman Reigns.

Rey Mysterio makes his entrance.

He gets on the mic and says he’s gonna keep it short and simple because he stood in this ring six weeks ago with his arm in a sling and did one of the hardest things he’s ever done when he gave up the United States Championship. The doctors told him it’d be a long time before he would be back, but he refused, rehabbed harder, and became hungrier and he beat their predictions.

And now, well, he’s back and he’s so ready to go. That’s why tonight, he’s got an open challenge to anyone in the back who’s gonna listen.

Bobby Lashley accepts!

Bobby Lashley vs. Rey Mysterio

Mysterio attacking before the bell, keeping Lashley off guard, sliding under, dropkick, off the ropes and Bob catches him on one shoulder! Reverse to a DDT, shotgun dropkick sets him up on the second rope... 619! Up top... diving... CAUGHT INTO THE REVERSE STO! Off the ropes...

Bobby Lashley wins by pinfall with the spear.

Post-match, Lashley dumps Rey out of the ring like a sack of garbage. He follows out after and drags him up the ramp by the mohawk on his mask! Bob eyes the LED boards, military press... but referee Dan Engler blocks his path and he drops Mysterio! Referees swarming now, Lashley presses him again... PRESS SLAM INTO THE REFEREES!

Bob gets on the mic and calls Braun Strowman out, saying he was the only man standing last week, and at Extreme Rules, you better believe he’ll be the LAST man standing!

Commentary hypes up a Beat the Clock Challenge between Bayley and Nikki Cross to pick the stipulation for the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship match at Extreme Rules, as well as Luke Gallows vs. Ricochet.

We see Rey Mysterio being tended to by medics to send us to break.

Back from commercial, the Club are shown walking backstage.

They arrive in front of AJ Styles’ dressing room when Charly Caruso rolls up for an interview.

AJ says he doesn’t owe anyone an explanation and tells her to get out of his face. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows decline comment as well.

No Way Jose is at ringside with his conga line.

Cesaro vs. No Way Jose

Cesaro chasing the conga line off and Jose brings the fight to him, forearms, smashing his face into the steps and the barricade before tossing him back inside. Swiss Superman in the ring, the bell rings, back body drop connects and No Way follows it up with hard right hands! Whip across, duck a lariat, big uppercut connects! Boot in the corner, uppercuts, referee Rod Zapata warning Cesaro off.

Karelin lift connects, double leg... INTO THE SWING AND THEN THE SHARPSHOOTER! Sitting down in the middle of the ring, nowhere to go...

Cesaro wins by submission with the Sharpshooter.

Backstage the Street Profits are hanging out and beatboxing.

They get up and tell us they’re gathered here for a very special reminder never to cross Cesaro, and then they shill for Extreme Rules on the WWE Network. They then speculate a little about partners for Roman Reigns tonight before ordering the production truck to move on.

We see Bayley and Nikki Cross getting mic’d up for an interview and we go to break.

Back from commercial, we get a recap of Maria Kanellis calling her husband Mike her bitch and announcing her pregnancy to the world.

Backstage, Mike brings Maria flowers and apologizes for last week, saying he’s sorry he was caught off guard but he loves her. They trade sweet nothings and Maria says she loves ice cream. Mike doesn’t get it, and she asks for ice cream and pickles and he gets the clue. He steps in it and asks if she wants nonfat, to which she takes offense and tells him to go get her food.

He leaves and she wonders aloud what kind of man taps out to a woman.

Nikki Cross and Bayley are interviewed.

Nikki starts by saying she owes Alexa Bliss everything and doesn’t know where she’d be without her. Bayley reiterates the idea that Bliss is using her and tells Cross she needs to figure it out. Nikki says she’s had it with her running down Alexa every chance she gets and she’s right, she’s been jealous since day one, and the more she bashes her, the more motivated she is to shut her up.

Michael Cole explains the Beat the Clock concept and says Bayley will wrestle Sarah Logan and Nikki has Dana Brooke. Bayley puts Logan over and says she’s not afraid of her. Cross says she can’t lie, Brooke is bigger and stronger than her, but she’s not tougher, and she needs to beat her because she’d do anything for Alexa.

The Viking Raiders are shown backstage to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Carmella and R-Truth are backstage checking every nook, cranny, and road case for Drake Maverick and the 24/7 Championship.

Truth says he needs his baby back and wonders if he’s feeding her or showing her scary movies. He works all day, his life on the go, the hands on the clock are moving too slow and he can’t wait to be alone with his baby tonight.

On that note, Maverick comes screaming through followed by the horde, but Truth picks Carmella up and runs off in the opposite direction!

Colin & Devin Justin vs. Viking Raiders (Erik & Ivar)

Erik to start, taking one of them down with a German suplex. The other one tags in, backbreaker into a gutwrench, tag made, Thunder Fire Powerbomb, Ivar up top, diving splash... HE PULLS HIM UP BEFORE THE THREE! Ivar stacks both men up, combination World’s Strongest Slam / powerbomb, pop him up...

Viking Raiders win by pinfall with the Viking Experience.

Drake Maverick runs over the barricade and the horde follows, but the Viking Raiders destroy a bunch of them and he manages to slip away! R-Truth in the ring with the vikings, he bails and heads out through the crowd with Carmella in tow once again!

Backstage, we see Ricochet walking, and he’ll be in action after the break.

Back from commercial, Roman Reigns is interviewed in the locker room.

He apologizes and honestly I can’t quite make out what he says but he didn’t sound very confident about the quality of his partner tonight.

Ricochet makes his entrance and gets on the mic.

He says when AJ Styles challenged him he thought, great, what a way to prove himself, and last week, that’s exactly what he did. But before he could even celebrate one of the biggest wins of his career, the Club gave him one of the biggest beatings of his life. And now he knows he’s got AJ this Sunday, as far as tonight goes, we all know what’s gonna happen, right?

Luke Gallows isn’t gonna be alone, Karl Anderson and AJ Styles will both be here and in the end, he’s just gonna have to fight all three.

As if to confirm his suspicions, AJ’s music hits and the Club make their entrance.

Styles gets on the mic and thanks Ricochet for the recap before offering some advice-- here in WWE they move pretty quickly, so slow down and appreciate the moment. Might as well, because Gallows is gonna stomp a mudhole in him! And while we’re talking about moments, he wants to appreciate the moment they had last week right here on Raw, and a video plays recapping said moment.

Luke Gallows vs. Ricochet

Ricochet lighting Gallows up with punches, into the corner, whip reversed, boot up on the charge! To the second, diving... CAUGHT INTO A CHOKESLAM! Big Hoot throwing the Too Sweet up before the cover, only two, body blows in the corner, a big boot knocks him clean down! Overhead elbows to the trapezius to set up a reverse chinlock, headbutt to the back of the head and the One and Only is staggered.

Luke with a boot in the corner, big slicing right, whip across but Ricochet nails him with an enzuigiri! Charging in, Big Hoot lays him out with a lariat and AJ Styles is feeling it at ringside! Scoop him up, Ricochet reverses...

Ricochet wins by pinfall with a schoolboy pin.

Post-match, AJ pops up on the apron and says we could leave it there or we could do like Ricochet said he was gonna and go through all three of them, so why not wrestle Karl Anderson right here, right now? Unless he’s not man enough...?

We go to break with the challenge in the air.

Back from commercial and the match is on!

Karl Anderson vs. Ricochet

Anderson with a kick, uppercuts, taking charge right out the gates. Whip, Ricochet catches himself in the ropes, punches, whip to the corner but he gets the boot up. Springboard back in with an elbow, only two! Throwing the One and Only into the corner, putting boots to him and grabbing a reverse chinlock to keep him locked down. Ricochet posts to his feet but Karl takes him right back down.

To his feet, out with body blows, whip reversed, roll over, off the ropes, tijeras connects, throwing strikes but he runs right into that Anderson spinning spinebuster... NOT ENOUGH! Uppercut follows, grabbing the champion by the ears, jawing at him to set up another uppercut, off the ropes, dropsault onto his feet and a second dropkick right after!

AJ Styles running interference at ringside and Machine Gun gets another uppercut. Off the ropes, duck a lariat... CORKSCREW TOPE TAKES LUKE GALLOWS OUT! KICKFLIP MOONSAULT FOR AJ! Back inside, up and over in the corner, Anderson’s shoulder into the post, hesitation dropkick connects! Headed up top...

Ricochet wins by pinfall with the 630 senton.

Post-match, Styles jumps him and beats him down with mounted punches! Big Hoot joins the fun, pounding away! AJ returns... BLOODY SUNDAY! Gallows gets him up... MAGIC KILLER! AJ up top, they hoist Ricochet up and hand him over but Ricochet gets his hands in the ropes and blocks the avalanche Styles Clash! Styles demands a microphone...

He says he’s a good guy and he’ll leave a little bit of Ricochet left as long as he stays down, so there won’t be any excuses when he wins at Extreme Rules. The Club go to leave, but the One and Only gets back up, so AJ returns... PHENOMENAL FOREARM!


Commentary shills for the WWE Network some.

Renee Michelle is sitting on a road case when Drake Maverick comes running up screaming about having survived the night as champion, but here’s R-Truth and referee Rod Zapata popping out of a road case. Drake runs off and they give chase!

Bayley comes across them and walks through the backstage area on the promise that she’s up next.

Again Drew and Shane are scouting, this time they find a janitor pushing a mop and follow him into the bathroom to send us to break.

Back from commercial, Drew and Shane are backstage talking to the janitor and offering him $5000 to tag with Roman Reigns. Not to wrestle, but just to let them handle it. They further say they’ll get him a mask.

Bayley vs. Sarah Logan (Beat the Clock Challenge)

Collar and elbow to a waistlock, into a cover, Bayley trying to end it fast before shifting to mounted punches. Logan picks her up, she floats out, sunset flip, a one count. Springboard crossbody gets one, running knee in the corner, Sarah knocks her to the apron, slide low back in, pop-up headbutt takes the Hugger down! Baseball slide sends her to the floor, and Logan is happy to take the countout.

Bayley back in at six, cover for two, hard forearms, whip reversed and reversed again, shotgun dropkick, again just two! Putting boots to the champ, Bayley back at it with body blows, takedown out of the corner into mounted punches, again just the one. Dropkick from Sarah, inverted cloverleaf applied but Bayley gets the ropes! Choking her over the rope, modified curb stomp, fired up but the Hugger sidesteps the baseball slide!

Knee to the head, back in, big lariat but two can play that game and Logan’s gets two! Boot caught, schoolboy for two and another knee trembler! Sunset flip buckle bomb...

Bayley wins by pinfall with a sunset flip buckle bomb at 4:32.

Nikki Cross makes her entrance and we go to break.

Dana Brooke vs. Nikki Cross (Beat the Clock Challenge)

Brooke rolls to the floor, stalling immediately and leaving Cross a bit stymied. Back inside and she rolls right back out, finally Nikki presses the attack, dropkick, back inside, mounted punches, beating on Dana in the corner but she counters with a gourdbuster! Brooke up top, senton atomico... NOBODY HOME! Cross in for a cover but Dana reverses... NOPE! Fireman’s carry, Nikki slips out, backslide, no good, schoolboy, still no, kick to the midsection...

Nikki Cross wins by pinfall with the fisherman’s neckbreaker with 1:50 left on the clock, ensuring Alexa Bliss gets to choose the stipulation for her WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship match on Sunday.

Nikki gets on the mic and asks Bayley to get in the ring so she can say what she has to say to her face.

The Hugger obliges and Cross continues, saying she’s been trying to convince her that Bliss isn’t her friend, but the problem is she doesn’t understand what a real friendship means. But it’s okay, because Nikki will show her what it means at Extreme Rules when Alexa lets her make the title match into a 2-on-1 handicap match! She’s gonna help her take the title, and some free advice?

Go and find a friend of your own, because you need someone as honest and loyal as Alexa Bliss to slap some sense into-- BAYLEY HAULS OFF AND DECKS CROSS! BAYLEY-TO-BELLY! She drags her into place... DIVING ELBOW!

Bayley celebrates as we go to break.

Back from commercial, Mike Kanellis brings Maria her ice cream and a giant jar of pickles but she can’t eat now because she’ll get fat.

She asks if he’d want to impregnate her now if she wasn’t already, and he says of course he would, but she says he’ll never get to do it again and she’s not sure he’s the one who did it this time. She yells at him and he runs off.

We get a recap of Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans beating Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch down from earlier tonight, because Raw is three hours long. (Three hours long.)

Corey Graves interviews Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins.

Lynch calls him out for his big emo head and says they’ve backed up everything they’ve said and the only difference Sunday is that there’s no rules, so those two dopes are out of excuses and they’ve got no more chances, so they’re walking out as champions.

She leaves, and Seth agrees before leaving himself.

Commentary shills for the WWE Network and we get a replay of the Samoa Joe / Kofi Kingston segment from last week’s SmackDown.

Street Profits were watching and they get excited about it. Montez Ford goes to impersonate the Rock again but Angelo Dawkins cuts him off and they shill for Extreme Rules a bit more.

Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon are walking backstage, their match is finally next, after the break.

Back from commercial, Roman Reigns makes his entrance.

Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon enter afterwards, and Shane gets on the mic.

He says he proved that he’s the best in the world by beating Roman at Super Showdown by himself, 1-2-3, and that’s what they’re gonna do tonight to make an example of him ahead of their tag with the Undertaker at Extreme Rules. Drew gets on the mic and says he can see right through Reigns and always has. He’s got no respect for anyone but himself, and McIntyre makes him a promise-- tonight and this Sunday, he’s going to beat the respect into him.

But for right now, everybody’s gonna shut their mouth and listen to the best in the world. Shane says they’ve been searching all through the holiday weekend, and here’s his partner, 5th grade spelling bee champion, 3-time Prudential employee of the month, Gary “the GOAT” Garbutt.

The janitor limps out in a lucha mask and we go to break.

Drew McIntyre & Shane McMahon vs. Gary “the GOAT” Garbutt & Roman Reigns

Reigns and McIntyre to start, Roman hard out the gates, lariats, the leaping lariat, he walks into a boot but hits a Samoan drop to keep it even. Calling for it... Superman Punch blocked with a boot! Right hand, headbutt knocks him into the corner and a tag is made! Reigns eats the post hard and Drew hip tosses Garbutt in the ring! Tag to McMahon, a bit of the shuffle, and the GOAT tries to escape only to get drug to his feet on the apron... ENZUIGIRI! A WOBBLY SPRINGBOARD LARIAT! HANDSPRING ELBOW! STRIKE RUSH! OFF THE ROPES... TOPE CON GIRO!

Gary dances in the ramp, up on the apron, springboard crossbody! MCINTYRE INTERCEPTS HIM WITH A CLAYMORE! Shane crawls over...

Drew McIntyre & Shane McMahon win by pinfall with a lateral press from McMahon on Gary “the GOAT” Garbutt.

Roman returns to the ring and runs the heels off with a Superman Punch!

McMahon demands the announcement of his victory as reigns checks on Gary and loosens his mask... IT WAS CEDRIC ALEXANDER THE ENTIRE TIME!

He and Reigns stare McMahon and McIntyre down, ring to stage.

That’s the show, folks.

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