June 10, 2019
San Jose, California
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
WWE Stomping Grounds 2019 Match Card
1.) Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship
2.) Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre
3.) Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans For The WWE Raw Women’s Championship
4.) Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler in a Steel Cage Match For The WWE Championship
5.) Seth Rollins (c) vs. Baron Corbin For The WWE Universal Championship
Seth Rollins, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, and Kevin Owens In-Ring Segment:
Seth Rollins feels alive tonight. We’ve entered a new era for the Universal Championship. This is the year of choice and the locker room has three choices when it comes to the title. If they want to take it, they can try to outwrestle him, that’s not going to happen. They can come out to fight him for it. They can try it the hard way. Just ask Brock Lesnar how that worked out? Brock has been in WWE since 2002 and no one has ever delivered the beating he suffered at WWE Super ShowDown. It felt pretty damn good laying this chair into Brock and leaving him in a heap. Baron Corbin appears on the stage. Rollins is too fixated on Brock Lesnar. Corbin says that he’s the best thing going on in San Jose. Rollins needs to worry about him. Corbin will focus on Brock Lesnar after he captures the Universal Title at WWE Stomping Grounds.
How did things work out for Corbin at Super Showdown? That incompetent referee John Cone cost him the match. Rollins escaped Jeddah with that title around his waist. Corbin learned a few things as Acting General Manager. He’s been in meetings with WWE executives and that official will be severely punished. Corbin was granted his rematch at Stomping Grounds. There will be a special guest referee and Corbin will hand pick that official. Rollins says it doesn’t matter who Corbin chooses because he’ll still be The Universal Champion. How will Corbin have a special guest referee when he doesn’t have any friends?
Sami Zayn joins the conversation. Much to the dismay of the WWE Universe in San Jose, Zayn is on Team Corbin on this one. Zayn has known Rollins for a long time and he cares about him as a person. Rollins behavior over the last few weeks has indicated one particular thing. The Universal Championship is not good for Seth Rollins. He’s caught up in this repetitive cycle with Brock Lesnar. It’s this toxic masculinity and they’re both trying to protect their massive egos. It would be better if Baron Corbin was Universal Champion. Why is Zayn out here unless there’s something for him?
Corbin understands how this toxic cesspool works. If someone helps Corbin out, then Corbin will help that person. The truth has come through. Corbin found the one idiot who has his back. Who will have Zayn’s back when Rollins comes up to kick his ass? Ladies and gentlemen, the wild card rule is in full effect. Owens has Zayn’s back. Owens also agrees that Baron Corbin would be a better Universal Champion than Rollins. Owens doesn’t appreciate the way that Rollins is talking to his best friend. Is Owens going to do something about it? Since Owens is a wild card, whatever that means, he will come to the ring and do something about it. Tonight’s main event will be Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens.
First Match: Lars Sullivan vs. The Lucha House Party in a Three on One Handicap Elimination Match
— WWE (@WWE) June 11, 2019
Sullivan drives Dorado back first into the turnbuckles before the bell rings. Sullivan clotheslines Metalik. Sullivan tells Kalisto to bring it. Kalisto ducks a clothesline from Sullivan. Kalisto unloads two open hand chops. Kalisto dropkicks Sullivan. Kalisto follows that with a Missile Dropkick. Kalisto goes for a Flying Crossbody Block, but Sullivan counters with The Freak Accident. Kalisto has been eliminated. Dorado with a low dropkick. Dorado with rapid fire bodyshots. Sullivan shoves Dorado into Kalisto. Dorado kicks the left knee of Sullivan. Dorado with an Apron Enzuigiri. Dorado goes for a SpringBoard Hurricanrana, but Sullivan counters with a Running SitOut PowerBomb.
Lince Dorado has been eliminated. Sullivan dumps Dorado out of the ring. Metalik dives over Sullivan. Metalik slaps Sullivan in the chest. Metalik attacks the hamstrings of Sullivan. Metalik goes for a HandSpring Back Flip Kick, but Sullivan ducks out of the way. Metalik ducks a clothesline from Sullivan. Metalik goes for a HandSpring Back Elbow Strike, but Sullivan counters with a Modified Blue Thunder Bomb for a two count. Sullivan throws Kalisto into the steel ring steps. Sullivan hits The Freak Accident for a two count. Sullivan lawn darts Dorado into the steel ring post. Sullivan lands The Diving HeadButt to pickup the victory.
Winner: Lars Sullivan via Pinfall
R-Truth, Carmella, Drake Maverick, EC3, Heath Slater, and Cedric Alexander Elevator Segment
Michael Cole’s Interview with Becky Lynch and Lacey Evans
Cole was about to ask Becky a question, but she immediately gets cut off by Evans. Where Evans comes from, ladies goes first, but if chivalry is dead in WWE, by all means continue. If Evans is done talking about pageantry, let’s talk about her tapping out at Money In The Bank. For someone who talks so much but says so little, Evans has a problem with facts. Evans should’ve won because she’s bigger, faster, and stronger than her. Becky won’t let someone like Evans to be the template. Becky doesn’t know a damn thing about Evans. Like Becky, Evans has done what she needed to get where she is and she won’t stop until she gets the title.
Dirt and gold is the found in the same exact place, that doesn’t make it equal. Evans position in WWE doesn’t upset the champ. However, Evans costing the champ the SmackDown Women’s Title pissed her off. She’s very relentless. Evans says that it was a cute speech. Evans doesn’t put stock in The Man’s bravado. It’s all a mask. It’s not Becky’s obsession with the title, it’s fear of losing it all and sinking back into obscurity. Evans can smell the fear on Becky. That fear will come true when Becky loses her title. Becky2Belts will become Becky No Belts. Becky says that she will slap Evans and beat her again. Evans has no time to argue sweetheart.
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 11, 2019
Miz TV With Special Guest: Samoa Joe, Braun Strowman, Bobby Lashley, Ricochet and Cesaro
Welcome to the most must see WWE talk show in history, Miz TV. Miz brings out the brand new WWE United States Champion, Samoa Joe. Joe says that Miz is pushing the wrong narrative. He’s not the new United States Champion. Rey Mysterio stole his title and Joe was given the chance to win it back. Really? We see a clip of Joe choking out Mysterio. Mysterio did the right thing because of a shoulder injury. Mysterio was a gentleman and Joe still applied the Coquina Clutch. Yea, so? Thanks for the in-depth answer. Joe also threatened Mysterio’s son, Dominic. Involving another man’s family is a line you don’t cross unless you want to get called out. Joe is a habitual line stepper? Well, those lines belong to that set parent. When it comes to getting what he wants, there’s no such thing as going too far.
Now Joe came out here to talk about potential challengers, but if Miz wants to keep going down this rabbit hole, let’s bring up his family. Braun Strowman makes his way to the ring. Strowman tells Joe to shut his mouth talking and get these hands. Joe is ready to fight. Bobby Lashley’s music plays. Lashley is not finished with Strowman. Lashley has history with Joe and if anyone deserves a title match, it should be him. Ricochet joins the conversation. Everyone is talking about who is bigger and stronger, but after two wins over Cesaro, he wants a shot at his first WWE title. Ricochet gets cut off by Cesaro. Cesaro sucker punches Ricochet on the stage. A pier six brawl breaks out to close the segment.
Second Match: Braun Strowman, The Miz, and Ricochet vs. Samoa Joe, Bobby Lashley, and Cesaro in a 6-Man Tag Team Match
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Strowman and Lashley will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Lashley applies a wrist lock. Strowman nips up. Strowman reverses the hold. Strowman ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Strowman with a straight right hand. Strowman lunges over Lashley. Lashley leapfrogs over Strowman. Strowman clotheslines Lashley. Strowman tags in Miz. Miz hits The Awesome Clothesline. Strowman follows that with a Body Avalanche. Miz with a Running Knee Lift. Miz with a BackBreaker. Miz goes for a NeckBreaker, but Lashley blocks it. Miz kicks Lashley in the face. The referee is distracted by Cesaro. Joe clotheslines Miz behind the referee’s back. Lashley bounces Miz’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Lashley tags in Joe. Joe with a flurry of left jabs. Cesaro is choking Miz with his boot. The referee admonishes Cesaro and Lashley. Joe HeadButts Miz. Joe tags in Cesaro. Cesaro kicks Miz in the gut. Cesaro applies a rear chin lock. Miz gets back to a vertical base. Miz with shots to the midsection of Cesaro. Cesaro ducks a clothesline from Miz. Cesaro goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Miz lands back on his feet. Ricochet tags himself in.
Ricochet dives over Cesaro. Ricochet pulls Lashley off the ring apron. Ricochet nails Joe with a Hook Kick. Ricochet delivers his combination offense. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. Cesaro goes for The Military Press Slam, but Ricochet lands back on his feet. Ricochet with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet follows that with The Fosbury Flop. That leads us to a major standoff on the outside. Lashley takes control of the match following the commercial break. Lashley tags in Cesaro. Cesaro applies a side headlock. Cesaro goes for a PowerBomb, but Ricochet counters with a Hurricanrana for a two count. Cesaro drops Ricochet with a Running European Uppercut. Cesaro tags in Lashley. Lashley drives Ricochet back first into the ringside barricade. Lashley rolls Ricochet back into the ring. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Ricochet creates distance with a Roll Through Dropkick. Ricochet tags in Miz.
Miz with a SpringBoard Double Axe Handle Strike. Miz blasts Cesaro off the apron. Miz is throwing haymakers at Lashley. Corner IT! Kicks. Miz with Two Corner Meteora’s. Miz delivers The Awesome Clothesline. Miz drops Joe with a Big Boot. Miz slides under Lashley. Miz side steps Lashley into the turnbuckles. Miz with Two Implant DDT’s. Miz with clubbing IT! Kicks to Cesaro and Lashley. Miz goes for a RoundHouse Kick, but Lashley counters with a FlatLiner. Lashley tags in Joe. Joe knocks Strowman off the ring apron. Joe hits The Running Senton for a two count. Strowman is not happy. Joe tags in Cesaro. Miz decks Cesaro with a JawBreaker. Lashley pulls Strowman off the apron. Strowman throws Lashley into the barricade. Cesaro with a double leg takedown. Cesaro Swing. Cesaro locks in The SharpShooter. Ricochet drops Cesaro with The CodeBreaker.
Miz makes the hot tag to Strowman. Strowman with two shoulder tackles. Strowman levels Cesaro with a Body Avalanche. Strowman with a Running Shoulder Tackle on the floor. Strowman delivers another Body Avalanche. Strowman hits The Concrete Sledge for a two count. Joe with clubbing blows to Strowman’s back. Strowman goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Joe lands back on his feet. Joe heads to the backstage area. Strowman tags in Miz. Lashley Spears Strowman on the floor. Miz launches Ricochet into Lashley. Cesaro uppercuts Miz in mid-air for a two count. Cesaro goes for The Neutralizer, but Miz blocks it. Miz connects with The Skull Crushing Finale. Miz tags in Ricochet. Ricochet lands The 630 Senton Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Braun Strowman, The Miz, and Ricochet via Pinfall
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 11, 2019
Third Match: Bayley & Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss & Lacey Evans w/Nikki Cross
— WWE (@WWE) June 11, 2019
Bayley and Bliss will start things off. Bayley drives Bliss back first into the turnbuckles. Bayley with rapid fire haymakers. Bayley repeatedly stomps on Bliss chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Bayley with a sliding clothesline for a two count. Bayley goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Bliss counters with a Swinging Arm-Ringer for a one count. Bliss talks smack to Bayley. Bliss kicks Bayley in the ribs. Bliss tags in Evans. Evans with a SlingShot Elbow Drop for a two count. Evans slams the left shoulder of Bayley on the canvas. Evans hooks the leg for a two count. Evans applies a front face lock. Bayley drives Evans back first into the turnbuckles. Bayley tags in Becky. Becky drives her knee into the midsection of Evans. Becky is throwing forearms at Evans. Evans reverses out of the irish whip from Becky. Evans kicks Becky in mid-air. Evans tags in Bliss. Bliss and Evans pulls Becky down to the mat. Becky drops Bliss with a Spinning Back Kick. Becky with a Flying Forearm Smash. Becky goes for The BexPloder, but Evans gets in the way.
Evans pulls Bliss out of the ring. Bayley with a Ring Post Dropkick. Becky follows that with a Flying Forearm Smash off the ring apron. Bliss and Evans are cutting the ring in half. Bliss goes for Insult To Injury, but Becky ducks out of the way. Becky with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Bliss tags in Evans. Evans stops Becky in her tracks. Evans applies the Ecobra clutch. Evans transitions into a ground and pound attack. Evans drop toe holds Becky into the middle turnbuckle pad. Evans hits The Delayed Bronco Buster for a two count. Evans knocks Becky off the ring apron. Evans goes for a BodySlam, but Becky lands back on her feet. Becky dumps Evans and Bliss out of the ring. Bayley punches Bliss. Evans runs Becky into the turnbuckles. Evans repeatedly stomps on Becky’s chest. Evans poses for the crowd. Evans taunts Bayley.
Becky kicks Evans in the chest. Becky with a back elbow smash. Evans drives her knee into the midsection of Becky. Evans drops Becky with a Swinging NeckBreaker. Evans follows that with a Rolling MoonSault for a two count. Evans drags Becky to the corner. Evans goes for a Double Jump MoonSault, but Becky ducks out of the way. Bayley and Bliss are tagged in. Bayley with a waist lock go-behind. Bayley is putting the boots to Bliss. Bayley with a Running Knee Strike. Bayley with Code Red into the turnbuckles for a two count. Becky chases Evans around the ringside area. Evans shoves Cross into Becky. Evans delivers The Woman’s Right. Bayley tugs on Evans hair. Bayley rolls Bliss over for a two count. Evans unloads another Woman’s Right. Bliss made a blind tag to Evans. Bliss goes for Twisted Bliss, but Bayley gets her knees up in the air. Bayley goes for The Bayley To Belly, but Evans counters with The Woman’s Right to pickup the victory.
Winner: Alexa Bliss & Lacey Evans via Pinfall
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Paul Heyman Promo
Heyman is disturbed by the level of animosity and hostility between his client and Seth Rollins. Against his wishes and his own better judgment, Brock Lesnar didn’t cash in the Money in the Bank Briefcase. He took the position that he could take the title on any day. His client, with lust for Seth Rollins’ suffering. Rollins delivered the same kind of beating 72 hours ago at Super ShowDown. Your champion admitted with a steel chair in his hand, he put a beating on Brock Lesnar with that chair over and over and over and over and over again. That’s the champion you cheer for? Seth Rollins is not a worthy Universal Champion. He’s a feckless thug and a stupid one. Rollins has guaranteed that Brock continues to be Mr. Money in the Bank 2019. They were going to let you know when Brock will cash in. No more Mister Nice Jew or Mister Nice Beast.
They will not tell you when Brock is going to cash in. Heyman is not going to insinuate that Brock is not here. He will not say where Brock will show up. He will not insinuate that Brock is the special guest referee at Stomping Grounds and he is not insinuating that Brock will be the referee. He will not insinuate how vulnerable Rollins will be after a beatdown that violates the PG Era of WWE. He will not insinuate that Brock will take the Universal Title away from Seth Rollins. That is not an insinuation, a prediction, or a spoiler. It is a threat, it is a promise, it is a guarantee from his client. The future Reigning, Defending, Undisputed, Universal Heavyweight Champion, The Beast Slayer’s Slayer, Brock Lesnar.
Fourth Match: The Iconics vs. Aleyah Mia & Lisa Lace
— WWE (@WWE) June 11, 2019
Kay and Mia will start things off. Kay drops Mia with a Big Boot. Kay talks smack to Lace. Kay repeatedly kicks Mia in the ribs. Kay tags in Royce. Royce with a Spinning Heel Kick. ICONIC Pose in the center of the ring. Mia with a forearm smash. Royce responds with Muay Thai Knee Strikes. Royce tags in Kay. The Iconics plants Mia with The WheelBarrow/Knee Strike Combination to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Iconics via Pinfall
Roman Reigns Interview
Shane McMahon, Drew McIntyre, and The Revival In-Ring Segment
You see a lot of amazing things when you’re around World Wrestling Entertainment. When you see something special, you make sure you remember it. Roman Reigns is a future WWE Hall of Famer. As a competitor, hats off to Roman. He hits like a mule. You look at Roman’s accolades in a short period of time. He has main evented WrestleMania multiple times. He’s a multiple time champion. Roman Reigns is in rarified air since he has victories over The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar.
However, The Big Dog lost to The Best In The World. Shane’s very proud of himself, but Roman shouldn’t be ashamed. He gave his best at Super ShowDown, but it wasn’t enough. Let’s talk about Drew McIntyre McIntyre helped him so much. He helped Shane prepare and get ready. Their strategy was sound. They watched so much footage. McIntyre was the reason why he was able to beat Roman. Shane cannot imagine what will happen at Stomping Grounds. McIntyre wishes this celebration was anywhere, but San Jose. They’re not going to ruin this celebration. Roman is the measuring stick in WWE.
When Roman loses, it turns heads. At Stomping Grounds, McIntyre will hurt Roman. He will maim and humiliate Roman. Shane is The Best in The World, but McIntyre is the most dangerous. McIntyre owes Roman and at Stomping Grounds he will assault him until he’s unrecognizable. Shane digs McIntyre’s intensity. Shane wants to start the celebration with some bubbly. The party will continue, but the show will go on. Shane brings out The Revival. Shane tells The Revival to hold off on the champagne since their match is next. If they capture the tag team titles tonight, then they’re invited to the party.
Fifth Match: Zack Ryder & Curt Hawkins (c) vs. The Revival vs. The Usos in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship
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Ryder and Dawson will start things off. Dawson kicks Ryder in the gut. Dawson with a straight right hand. Dawson blasts Ryder with a knife edge chop. Dawson tags in Wilder. Ryder with a leaping double knee strike. Ryder delivers a Missile Dropkick. Jey tags himself in. Jey punches Wilder. Jey and Ryder clotheslines The Revival over the top rope. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jey applies a wrist lock. Ryder reverses the hold. Jey with a back elbow smash. Ryder responds with a FlapJack for a one count. Ryder tags in Hawkins. Side Russian Leg Sweep/STO Combination for a two count. Dawson tags himself in. Hawkins trips Jey from the outside. Dawson clotheslines Hawkins on the floor.
The Revival throws Hawkins into the ringside barricade. Dawson applies a rear chin lock. Hawkins gets back to a vertical base. Hawkins with shots to the midsection of Dawson. Hawkins with a Running Clothesline. Dawson tags in Wilder. Wilder knocks Ryder off the ring. The Revival are cutting the ring in half. The Revival goes for a Double Suplex, but Hawkins lands back on his feet. Hawkins tags in Jimmy. Jimmy sends The Revival tumbling to the floor. Jimmy with a Top Rope Splash. Jimmy is fired up. Jimmy rolls Dawson back into the ring. Jimmy with a Flying Crossbody Block for a two count.
Jimmy thrust kicks the midsection of Dawson. Jimmy with a Samoan Uppercut. Jimmy ducks a clothesline from Dawson. Jimmy hits The Samoan Drop for a two count. Jimmy goes for a Running StinkFace, but Dawson counters with a Big Haymaker. Hawkins tags himself in. Ryder pulls Dawson out of the ring. Jimmy with a straight right hand. Hawkins responds with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Hawkins tags in Ryder. BlockBuster/Samoan Drop Combination for a two count. Jimmy negates The Rough Ryder. Jey tags himself in. Ryder connects with The Rough Ryder. SuperKick Party in San Jose. Jey plays to the crowd. Dawson tags himself in. Jey lands The Uso Splash. Wilder pulls Jey out of the ring. Dawson goes on to steal the victory.
Winner: New WWE Raw Tag Team Champions, The Revival via Pinfall
The Firefly Fun House
Sixth Match: Seth Rollins vs. Kevin Owens. Sami Zayn Will Be The Special Guest Outside Referee
Owens applies a waist lock. Rollins transitions into a wrist lock. Owens grabs the top rope to force the break. Owens calls Rollins a cheater. Owens goes for a single leg takedown, but Rollins blocks it. Owens applies a wrist lock. Owens follows that with an arm-bar. Following a snap mare takeover, Rollins with a crucifix cover for a two count. The referee is distracted by Sami Zayn. Rollins with a straight right hand. Owens attacks Rollins from behind. Owens repeatedly stomps on Rollins chest. Rollins with rapid fire haymakers. Zayn says that Rollins is abusing the five count. Rollins with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Zayn needs to check on Owens. Owens sends Rollins rib first into the ringside barricade. Owens drops Rollins with a DDT on the floor. Owens applies a rear chin lock. Rollins decks Owens with a JawBreaker. Owens responds with a BackBreaker. Owens with a BackBreaker Hold.
Owens mocks Rollins. Owens kicks Rollins in the ribs. Owens dropkicks the back of Rollins for a two count. Owens delivers a gut punch in the corner. Owens is throwing haymakers at Rollins. Rollins fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Rollins HeadButts Owens. Owens drives his knee into the midsection of Rollins. Rollins hits The SlingBlade. Rollins goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Owens counters with a GutBuster. Owens goes for a Swanton Bomb, but Rollins gets his knees up in the air. Owens negates The Suicide Dive. Owens goes for a Pop Up PowerBomb, but Rollins lands back on his feet. SuperKick Exchange.
Rollins with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rollins prepares for The Frog Splash. Zayn continues to run interference even though he’s the official in this match. Owens rolls Rollins over for a two count. Rollins sends Owens tumbling to the floor. Rollins lands The Suicide Dive. Rollins connects with The Curb Stomp for a two count. Zayn drags the referee out of the ring. Rollins is pissed. Rollins grabs Zayn’s ref shirt which causes the disqualification. After the match, Rollins starts beating down on Zayn. Baron Corbin attacks Rollins from behind. Corbin grabs a steel chair. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Corbin. Corbin heads to the backstage area. Rollins whips Zayn with the chair. Rollins plants Zayn with The Curb Stomp.
Winner: Kevin Owens via Disqualification
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