WWE Raw Results (7/8/19): Rey Mysterio Returns

WWE Raw
July 8, 2019
Prudential Center
Newark, New Jersey

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Transcription by Josh Lopez

WWE Extreme Rules 2019 Match Card 

– Seth Rollins (c) & Becky Lynch (c) vs. Baron Corbin & Lacey Evans in a Winner Takes All Mixed Tag Team Match For Both The WWE Universal Championship and WWE Raw Women’s Championship

– Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Samoa Joe For The WWE Championship

– Bayley (c) vs. Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross in a Two on One Handicap Match  For The WWE SmackDown Live Women’s Championship

– Drew Gulak (c) vs. Tony Nese For The WWE Cruiserweight Championship

– The Undertaker & Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre

– Daniel Bryan & Erick Rowan (c) vs. The New Day vs. Heavy Machinery in a Triple Threat Match For The WWE SmackDown Live Tag Team Championship

– Bobby Lashley vs. Braun Strowman in a Last Man Standing Match

– The Revival (c) vs. The Usos For The WWE Raw Tag Team Championship

– Aleister Black vs. TBD

– Ricochet (c) vs. AJ Styles w/The Club For The WWE United States Championship

First Match: Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch vs. Andrade Cien Almas & Zelina Vega in a Mixed Tag Team Elimination Match 

Becky and Vega will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Becky with two waist lock takedowns. Becky maintains waist control. Becky drops Vega with a shoulder tackle. Vega crawls under Becky. Becky dumps Vega face first on the canvas. Becky applies a wrist lock. Becky with a big haymaker. Vega kicks Becky in the forehead. Vega follows that with a DDT for a one count. Becky reverses out of the irish whip from Vega. Vega side steps Becky into the turnbuckles. Vega with a Leaping Pump Kick. Vega wraps her leg around Becky’s neck. Vega applies The Octopus Stretch on the middle rope. Becky decks Vega with a back elbow smash. Becky kicks Vega in the chest. Becky with a Snap Vertical Suplex. Vega tags in Almas.

Almas shoves Rollins. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Rollins applies a wrist lock. Almas reverses the hold. Rollins Leapfrogs Over Almas. Arm-Drag/Side HeadLock TakeOver Exchange. That lead us to a standoff in the center of the ring. Almas kicks Rollins in the gut. Almas with a straight right hand. Almas blasts Rollins with a knife edge chop. Almas goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Almas punches Rollins in the back. Rollins hits The SlingBlade. Rollins clotheslines Almas over the top rope. Rollins tags in Becky. Rollins delivers Two Suicide Dives. Becky follows that with The BexPloder. Becky with a Spinning Back Kick. Becky drops Vega with a Flying Forearm Smash. Becky makes Vega tap out to The Dis-Arm-Her. Zelina Vega has been eliminated.

Becky starts brawling with Lacey Evans. Rollins is trying to calm down Becky. Almas attacks Rollins from behind. Almas is putting the boots to Rollins. Almas with a blistering chop. Almas drives his knee into the midsection of Rollins. Almas with a sliding dropkick for a two count. Almas applies a rear chin lock. Rollins gets back to a vertical base. Rollins with shots to the midsection of Almas. Almas answers with a knee lift. Almas bodyslams Rollins. Almas ascends to the top turnbuckle. Rollins goes for a SuperPlex, but Almas blocks it. Almas gets Rollins tied in the tree of woe. Almas with a Flying Double Foot Stomp for a two count. Almas with Two Vertical Suplex’s. Rollins responds with The Falcon Arrow for a two count.

Rollins with a haymaker/chop combination. Almas launches Rollins to the ring apron. Rollins with a forearm smash. Rollins with a SpringBoard Knee Strike for a two count. Almas sends Rollins crashing to the outside. Vega with a HeadScissors TakeDown on the floor. Becky with a Flying Forearm Smash off the ring apron. Becky transitions into a ground and pound attack. Almas pulls Becky off of Vega. Almas drops Becky with a shoulder tackle. Rollins starts teeing off on Almas. Almas drives Rollins chest first into the ringside barricade.

Almas hits The ShotGun Meteora for a two count. Almas kicks Rollins out of the ring. Rollins catches Vega in mid-air. Becky dropkicks Vega. Almas with a Wrecking Ball Dropkick. Almas goes for The Suicide Dive, but Rollins counters with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Rollins plants Almas with The Curb Stomp to pickup the victory. After the match Baron Corbin attacks Rollins from behind. Becky is throwing haymakers at Corbin. Evans kicks Becky in the gut. Evans connects with The Woman’s Right. Corbin transitions into a ground and pound attack on the floor.

Winner: Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch via Pinfall 

Paul Heyman In-Ring Promo 

Ladies and gentlemen, his name is Paul Heyman, and he’s the advocate for Mr. Money In The Bank 2019, Brock Lesnar. It’s time to shoot from the hip. On Sunday, there’s a PPV called Extreme Rules. Heyman knows a lot about the word extreme. The show will emanate from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Heyman knows a lot about extreme in Philadelphia. This Sunday, in Philadelphia, at Extreme Rules, his client Brock Lesnar will cash in the Money in the Bank contract against either the WWE Champion or the Universal Champion. That is not a prediction, that’s a spoiler. Heyman has yet to violate a spoiler since before WrestleMania 30. Heyman has built up his credibility enough for him to lie. He’s either given you a heads up on a historical event on Sunday or he is screwing with Seth Rollins and Kofi Kingston. Only Heyman knows the answer and one other being knows the answer too, the former and future reigning, defending, undisputed, Universal and or WWE Champion, Brock Lesnar.

– Video recap of the crazy Braun Strowman/Bobby Lashley Falls Count Anywhere Match.

– Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre spend the night recruiting tag team partners for Roman Reigns.

Second Match: The Miz & The Usos vs. Elias & The Revival in a Two Out Of Three Falls 6-Man Tag Team Match 

Jimmy Uso and Scott Dawson will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Dawson with a side headlock takeover. Dawson drops Jimmy with a shoulder tackle. Jimmy leapfrogs over Dawson. Jimmy with an arm-drag takedown. Jimmy applies an arm-bar. Dawson with a running elbow strike. Dawson tags in Elias. Jimmy punches Elias. Elias with a flurry of bodyshots. Elias kicks Jimmy in the gut. Elias clotheslines Jimmy. Elias knocks Miz off the ring apron. The referee is trying to calm down Miz. Elias with two haymakers. Elias bodyslams Jimmy. Elias tags in Wilder. The Revival and Elias are cutting the ring in half. Wilder applies an arm-bar. Elias shoves Miz. Elias and Miz starts brawling on the outside. Miz throws Elias into the ringside barricade. Miz is completely unhinged. Elias storms to the backstage arena.

The Revival hits The Shattering Machine to score the first pinfall of the match. Jimmy side steps Wilder into the turnbuckles. Wilder tags in Dawson. Double HeadButt. Revival catapults Jimmy’s throat into the bottom rope. Dawson delivers his combination. Dawson applies a front face lock. Dawson stomps on the right hand of Jimmy. Jimmy unloads two knife edge chops. Dawson with a single leg takedown. Dawson tags in Wilder. Wilder with a low dropkick for a two count. Wilder tags in Dawson. Dawson applies a waist lock. Jimmy sends Dawson face first into the top turnbuckle pad. Dawson tags in Wilder. Wilder stops Jimmy in his tracks. Wilder blasts Miz off the apron. Jimmy creates distance with a Back Body Drop. Jimmy finally tags in Jey.

Jey with two clotheslines. Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Wilder. Jey with a Samoan Uppercut. Jey goes for The Samoan Drop, but Wilder lands back on his feet. Jey drops Wilder with a Windmill Kick. Jey plays to the crowd. Jey delivers The Running StinkFace. Jey follows that with a Flying Crossbody Block. Wilder with a hand full of tights for a two count. Wilder tags in Dawson. Jey hits The Samoan Drop. Jey thrust kicks the midsection of Dawson. Jey uppercuts Dawson. Dawson blocks a SuperKick from Jey. Dawson punches Jey in the jaw. Dawson with a Brain Buster for a two count. Dawson goes for a Vertical Suplex, but Jey lands back on his feet. Dawson grabs the left ankle of Jey. Jey with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Jey tags in Miz. Miz connects with The Skull Crushing Finale. We’re all tied up. SuperKick Party in Newark. Jimmy takes out Wilder with a Top Rope Plancha. Jey lands The Uso Splash to pickup the victory.

Winner: The Miz & The Usos 2-1 via Pinfall 

Drake Maverick & Renee Michelle Backstage Segment

Third Match: Rey Mysterio vs. Bobby Lashley 

Mysterio attacks Lashley before the bell rings. Mysterio ducks a clothesline from Lashley. Mysterio kicks the left hamstring of Lashley. Mysterio with rapid fire haymakers. Mysterio slides under Lashley. Lashley goes for a Running PowerSlam, but Mysterio counters with a DDT. Mysterio dropkicks the back of Lashley. Mysterio drills Lashley with The 619. Lashley catches Mysterio in mid-air. Lashley drops Mysterio with a FlatLiner.

Lashley Spears Mysterio to pickup the victory. After the match, Lashley tosses Mysterio out of the ring. Lashley drags Mysterio up the stage. Lashley presses Mysterio up in the air. Lashley throws Mysterio into the referee. Lashley tells Braun Strowman that he’ll be the last man standing at Extreme Rules. Lashley poses for the crowd.

Winner: Bobby Lashley via Pinfall 

Fourth Match: Cesaro vs. No Way Jose 

Cesaro starts running after the conga line. Jose is throwing forearms at Cesaro. Jose slams Cesaro’s head on the steel ring steps. Jose drives Cesaro back first into the ringside barricade. Jose with a Back Body Drop. Jose continues to tee off on Cesaro. Cesaro ducks a clothesline from Jose. Cesaro uppercuts Jose. Cesaro kicks Jose in the chest. Cesaro with rapid fire uppercuts in the corner. Cesaro with a GutWrench Suplex. Cesaro follows that with The Cesaro Swing. Cesaro makes Jose tap out to The SharpShooter.

Winner: Cesaro via Submission 

Maria & Mike Kanellis Backstage Segment

Bayley & Nikki Cross Interview 

Does Nikki Cross feel any pressure to win tonight’s Beat The Clock Challenge? Nikki feels like the whole world is on her shoulders and she needs to win this for Alexa. Nikki owes everything to Alexa and doesn’t know where she would be without her. Bayley says that Alexa is using Nikki. Nikki is the reason why Alexa has the rematch in the first place. Nikki is sick of Bayley running down Alexa. Bayley has been jealous of Alexa since day one. The more Bayley talks smack about Alexa, the more motivated Nikki is to shut her up.

Bayley will be facing Sarah Logan. Nikki will be facing Dana Brooke. Bayley talks about Sarah being part of Riott Squad and using chaos to win. Bayley is not afraid of Chaos. Bayley is the SmackDown Women’s Champion. She will win the beat the clock challenge and make the stipulation for her match at Extreme Rules.Nikki says that Dana is bigger and stronger than her, but Dana is not tougher than her. Nikki will do anything for Alexa Bliss. She will beat the clock. Bayley, let’s play.

R-Truth & Carmella Backstage Segment

Fifth Match: The Viking Raiders vs. The Justin Brothers 

Erik and Colin will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Erik dumps Colin face first on the canvas. Erik with a DeadLift German Suplex. Devin tags himself in. Erik drops Devin with a BackBreaker. Erik with a Tilt-A-Whirl GutBuster. Erik tags in Ivar. Erik PowerBombs Devin. Ivar follows that with a Flying Splash for a two count. Erik rolls Colin back into the ring. Ivar tags in Erik. Erik with a PowerBomb/PowerSlam Combination. Viking Raiders plants Devin with The Viking Experience to pickup the victory. After the match, the raw locker room continues to run after Drake Maverick. Ivar drops Curt Hawkins with a Seated Senton Splash. Truth stares down The Viking Raiders. Truth runs to the backstage area with Carmella on his back.

Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall 

Ricochet & The Club In-Ring Segment 

When AJ Styles congratulated him on beating Samoa Joe and making the challenge, Ricochet thought he got to face a man he has respected for years. Before he could celebrate one of his biggest victories, The Club gave him one of the biggest beatings of his life. Ricochet will battle AJ Styles this Sunday at Extreme Rules. As far as tonight is concern, we know what’s going to happen. Luke Gallows will not be coming alone. He will have Karl Anderson and AJ Styles by his side. In the end, he will fight all three. AJ Styles thanks Ricochet for the recap. AJ has some advice for Ricochet.  In the WWE, we move pretty quickly so he tells Ricochet to slow down and appreciate the moment. Luke Gallows is going to stomp a mudhole in you. While we’re talking about appreciating moments, let’s take a look at The Club reuniting last week.

Sixth Match: Ricochet vs. Luke Gallows w/AJ Styles & Karl Anderson 

Ricochet ducks a clothesline from Gallows. Ricochet stomps on the right foot of Gallows. Ricochet with rapid fire haymakers. Gallows reverses out of the irish whip from Ricochet. Ricochet kicks Gallows in the face. Gallows catches Ricochet in mid-air. Gallows ChokeSlams Ricochet for a two count. Gallows with clubbing bodyshots in the corner. Ricochet is trying to build momentum. Gallows drops Ricochet with a Big Boot. Styles barks at Ricochet. Gallows with clubbing elbow smashes. Gallows applies a rear chin lock.

Ricochet gets back to a vertical base. Gallows punches Ricochets in the back. Gallows HeadButts the back of Ricochet’s neck. Gallows kicks Ricochet in the gut. Gallows uppercuts Ricochet. Gallows sends Ricochet across the ring. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Gallows responds with an Inside Out Lariat. Gallows throws up the two sweet hand gesture. Gallows goes for a Fallaway Slam, but Ricochet rolls him over to pickup the victory.

Winner: Ricochet via Pinfall 

Seventh Match: Ricochet vs. Karl Anderson w/AJ Styles & Luke Gallows 

Anderson attacks Ricochet from behind. Anderson slams Ricochet’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Anderson uppercuts Ricochet. Ricochet decks Anderson with a back elbow smash. Ricochet kicks Anderson in the face. Ricochet with a SpringBoard Clothesline for a two count. AJ Styles hops on the ring apron to distract Ricochet. Anderson drives Ricochet face first into the middle turnbuckle pad. Anderson repeatedly stomps on Ricochet’s chest. Anderson drops Ricochet with a running elbow strike for a two count. Anderson applies a rear chin lock. Ricochet gets back to a vertical base.

Anderson reverses out of the irish whip from Ricochet. Ricochet slips over Anderson’s back. Ricochet with a Tilt-A-Whirl HeadScissors TakeOver. Ricochet delivers his combination offense. Anderson hits The SpineBuster for a two count. Anderson fish hooks Ricochet. Anderson talks smack to Ricochet. Anderson with two european uppercuts. Ricochet dropkicks Anderson in the chest. Ricochet with a Step Up Enzuigiri. Styles trips Ricochet from the outside. Anderson with a Stiff Uppercut. Ricochet hits The Fosbury Flop. Ricochet with a shoulder block to Anderson. Ricochet follows that with a Running Triangle MoonSault.

Ricochet sends Anderson shoulder first into the steel ring post. Ricochet with a Corner Dropkick. Ricochet lands The 630 Senton Splash to pickup the victory. After the match, The Club beats down Ricochet. Styles drills Ricochet with a Brain Buster. The Good Brothers follows that with The Magic Killer. Styles signals for The Avalanche Styles Clash. Styles dumps Ricochet on the canvas. Styles says that he’s a good guy. Styles tells Ricochet to stay down. Ricochet slowly gets back on his feet. Styles drops Ricochet with The Phenomenal Forearm.

Winner: Ricochet via Pinfall 

EVOLVE Video Package 

EVOLVE 131 Match Card 

1.) Eddie Kingston & Joe Gacy (c) vs. AR Fox & Leon Ruff w/Ayla and The Skulk For The EVOLVE Tag Team Championship

2.) Curt Stallion vs. Sean Maluta vs. Stephen Wolf vs. Harlem Bravado in a Fatal Four Way Match

3.) Babatunde vs. Colby Corino

4.) Anthony Henry vs. Arturo Ruas

5.) JD Drake (c) vs. Austin Theory (c) in a Winner Takes All Match For The WWN and EVOLVE Championships

6.) Josh Briggs vs. Anthony Greene

7.) Drew Gulak vs. Matt Riddle

8.) Adam Cole (c) vs. Akira Tozawa For The WWE NXT Championship

R-Truth, Carmella, Drake Maverick and Renee Michelle Backstage Segment 

Eight Match: Bayley vs. Sarah Logan in a Beat The Clock Challenge Match 

Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Bayley with a quick takedown. Bayley with an early cover for a one count. Bayley transitions into a ground and pound attack. Bayley rolls Logan over for a one count. Bayley with a Flying Crossbody Block for a one count. Bayley sends Logan to the corner. Bayley with a Jumping Knee Strike. Bayley slides under Logan. Logan with a Pop Up HeadButt. Logan is fired up. Logan kicks Bayley out of the ring. Logan poses on the second rope. Logan howls for the crowd. Logan hooks the leg for a two count. Logan with a forearm smash. Logan reverses out of the irish whip from Bayley. Logan with a ShotGun Dropkick for a two count.

Logan stomps on Bayley’s back. Bayley with shots to the midsection of Logan. Bayley tackles Logan. Bayley is teeing off on Logan. Logan delivers another dropkick for a two count. Logan applies The Reverse Texas CloverLeaf. Bayley crawls to the bottom rope to create separation. Logan starts choking Bayley with her right knee. Logan with a Bow and Arrow Stomp. Bayley with a Running Knee Strike. Bayley follows that with a Running Clothesline. Logan responds with a Misdirection Lariat for a two count. Bayley with a rollup for a two count. Bayley with a High Knee Lift. Bayley plants Logan with The Turnbuckle Canadian Destroyer to pickup the victory.

Winner: Bayley (4:32) via Pinfall 

Ninth Match: Nikki Cross vs. Dana Brooke in a Beat The Clock Challenge Match 

Bayley is watching the match from the ringside area. Brooke takes her sweet time on the outside. Brooke flexes her muscles. Brooke is trying to play mind games with Cross. Brooke hugs Bayley. Cross chases Brooke around the ringside area. Cross attacks the midsection of Brooke. Brooke dumps Cross out of the ring. Cross with a shoulder block. Cross dropkicks Brooke for a two count. Brooke with a cradle cover for a two count. Cross transitions into a ground and pound attack.

Cross slams Brooke’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Cross repeatedly stomps on Brooke’s chest. Cross goes for a Draping Fisherman’s NeckBreaker, but Brooke counters with a Front Suplex. Brooke goes for The Swanton Bomb, but Cross ducks out of the way. Cross fights out of the fireman’s carry position. Rollup Exchange. Cross kicks Brooke in the gut. Cross plants Brooke with The Swinging Fisherman’s NeckBreaker to pickup the victory. After the match, Cross informs us that the SmackDown Women’s Championship Match at Extreme Rules will be a Two on One Handicap Match.

Cross continues to talk smack to Bayley. Cross tells Bayley to get a friend of her own. Bayley needs someone as loyal and honest like Alexa Bliss. Someone to really slap some sense into her. Bayley slaps Cross in the face. Bayley plants Cross with The Bayley To Belly. Bayley follows that with The Flying Elbow Drop.

Winner: Nikki Cross (3:22) via Pinfall 

Corey Graves Backstage Interview With Seth Rollins & Becky Lynch 

The Street Profits Extreme Rules Predictions 

Tenth Match: Roman Reigns & Cedric Alexander vs. Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre 

Reigns and McIntyre will start things off. Reigns with three clotheslines. Shane hops off the ring apron. McIntyre kicks Reigns in the face. Reigns responds with The Samoan Drop. Reigns goes for The SuperMan Punch, but McIntyre blocks it. Reigns uppercuts McIntyre. McIntyre HeadButts Reigns. Reigns inadvertently tags in Alexander. McIntyre drives Reigns shoulder first into the steel ring post. McIntyre throws Alexander into the ring.

McIntyre tags in Shane. Shane shuffles around the ring. Alexander nails Shane with an Apron Enzuigiri. Alexander follows that with a SpringBoard Clothesline. Alexander ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Alexander hits The Neuralyzer. Alexander with a flurry of bodyshots. Alexander drops Shane with a Discus Elbow Smash. Alexander lands a SomerSault Plancha. Alexander with a SpringBoard Crossbody Block. McIntyre connects with The ClayMore Kick. Shane goes on to pickup the victory.

After the match, Reigns drops McIntyre with The SuperMan Punch.

Winner: Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre via Pinfall 

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Author: Josh Lopez