July 22, 2019
Tampa Bay, Florida
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Transcription by Josh Lopez
John Cena, The Usos, and Rikishi In-Ring Segment
All John Cena had to do was be part of the Raw Reunion and you would be nice to him? It’s great to be here tonight. He’s excited because Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, D-Generation X and Stone Cold Steve Austin are in the building tonight. This is home, not because he resides in Land O’Lakes. This ring is his home. He’s not around as much as he used to be, but this is his heart and the WWE Universe is his family. Cena is as happy to stand in this ring now as he was on Day One.
The Usos joins the conversation. Did Cena say Day One? The Usos are on Raw Reunion with John Cena. This would be more lit if they got to do some rhymes with John Cena. They came to see the doctor and who is this? That’s John Cena, the cat who left us for the movie biz. Cena respects the bravado, but no chance he’s being bested on this night. Y’all look just like your mug shots. How was it being arrested? Cena has to bounce and you can’t see him.
The Usos are not ready for Cena to leave. They bring out their father, WWE Hall of Famer, Rikishi. Rikishi tells John Cena to back that ass up and turn it around. Cena returns to the ring. With all due respect, John Cena is the man. Rikishi can’t let Cena leave all Fast and Furious, without busting a move. We’re about to get a Too Cool Moment. On cue, The Revival walks down to the ring with D-Von Dudley. We have ourself a tag team match, next.
First Match: The Usos w/Rikishi vs. The Revival w/D-Von Dudley
Their father @TheREALRIKISHI is watching at ringside, but the @WWEUsos look to be in DEEP trouble against #TheRevival on #RAW! #RAWReunion @ScottDawsonWWE @DashWilderWWE @TestifyDVon pic.twitter.com/TGPdF6kE69— WWE (@WWE) July 23, 2019
Booker T joins the commentary team for this match. Jimmy Uso and Scott Dawson will start things off. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Jimmy applies a side headlock. Dawson reverses the hold. Dawson drops Jimmy with a shoulder tackle. Jimmy leapfrogs over Dawson. Jimmy with Two Back Body Drops. Jimmy blasts Dawson with a knife edge chop. Jimmy slams Dawson’s head on the top turnbuckle pad. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jimmy buries his shoulders into the midsection of Dawson. Jey with a Diving Forearm Smash. Jey with a snap mare takeover for a two count. Jey applies a side headlock. Jey knocks Wilder off the ring apron. Dawson hits The FlapJack across the top rope. Dawson tags in Wilder. The Revival catapults Jey into the second rope for a two count. Revival starts cutting the ring in half.
Dawson with a forearm smash. Dawson delivers his leg/elbow drop combination. Dawson with a Belly to Back Suplex. Dawson throws a bandana at Rikishi. The referee is trying to calm down Jimmy. Dawson tags in Wilder. Wilder unloads two knife edge chops. Jey uppercuts Wilder. Jey decks Wilder with a back elbow smash. Jey is distracted by Dawson. Wilder sends Jey crashing into the ringside barricade. Dawson rolls Jey back into the ring. Wilder drives Jey shoulder first into the steel ring post. Wilder tags in Dawson. Assisted Brain Buster for a two count. Dawson continues to taunt Rikishi. Dawson drops Jey with a back elbow smash. Dawson tags in Wilder. Wilder stomps on Jimmy’s chest. Following a snap mare takeover, Wilder applies a rear chin lock. Jey gets back to a vertical base. Jey with shots to the midsection of Wilder. Jey kicks Wilder in the chest. Wilder tags in Dawson. Jey side steps Dawson into the turnbuckles.
Jimmy and Wilder are tagged in. Jimmy ducks a clothesline from Wilder. Jimmy knocks Dawson off the ring apron. Jimmy with two haymakers. Jimmy thrust kicks the midsection of Wilder. Jimmy hits The Samoan Drop. Jimmy plays to the crowd. Wilder avoids The Running StinkFace. Jimmy with an Apron Enzuigiri. Jimmy follows that with a Flying Crossbody Block to Dawson. Wilder rolls Jimmy over for a two count. Jimmy floors Wilder with The Windmill Kick. Jimmy delivers The Running StinkFace. Jimmy dives over Wilder. Wilder tags in Dawson. Dawson pulls Wilder out of harms way. Revival hits their Diving European Uppercut/Bridging German Suplex Combination for a two count. Jey clotheslines Wilder over the top rope. D-Von lurks towards Jey on the outside. That lead us to a standoff with Rikishi. Dawson tells Rikishi to back away. Jimmy with Two SuperKicks. Jimmy tags in Jey. Jey lands The Uso Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Usos via Pinfall
Drew McIntyre, Torrie Wilson, Kaitlyn, Santino Marella, Dana Brooke, and Alicia Fox Backstage Segment
Drake Maverick, R-Truth, Carmella, Renee Michelle, Pat Patterson, Gerald Brisco, and Kelly Kelly 24/7 Championship Segment
Second Match: Drew McIntyre vs. Cedric Alexander
McIntyre starts running after Alexander before the bell rings. Alexander ducks a clothesline from McIntyre. Alexander with rapid fire haymakers. McIntyre drops Alexander with a Big Boot. Alexander side steps McIntyre into the steel ring steps. Alexander with a Running Boot. Alexander follows that with a MoonSault off the second rope. Alexander is teeing off on McIntyre. McIntyre launches Alexander into the steel ring post. McIntyre transitions into a ground and pound attack. McIntyre drives Alexander back first into the ringside barricade. McIntyre plants Alexander with The Reverse Alabama Slam on the ring apron.
Match Results: No-Contest
Third Match: The Viking Raiders vs. Curt Hawkins & Zack Ryder
Lilian Garcia will be the special guest ring announcer. Christian joins the commentary team for this match. Hawkins and Ryder attacks The Viking Raiders immediately after the bell rings. Ryder with forearm shivers. Stereo Dropkicks. Erik drives his knee into the midsection of Ryder. Ryder with a Modified Bulldog. Ryder tags in Hawkins. STO/Side Russian Leg Sweep Combination for a one count. Hawkins tags in Ryder. Ryder punches Erik in the ribs. Ryder with clubbing blows to Erik’s back. Erik nails Ryder with a forearm smash. Erik tags in Ivar. Ivar with a Leaping Seated Senton for a two count. Following a snap mare takeover, Ivar with two crossfaces. Ivar tags in Erik.
Ivar bodyslams Ryder. Erik bodyslams Ivar on top of Ryder for a two count. Erik applies a front face lock. Ivar with a double axe handle strike. Ivar goes for a Bodyslam, but Ryder lands back on his feet. Ryder tags in Hawkins. Ivar cartwheels under a clothesline from Hawkins. Ivar with an Inside Out Lariat. Ivar with a knee lift. Erik drops Ryder with a High Knee Strike. Erik drives Ivar into Hawkins. Ivar lands The Suicide Dive. Ivar tags in Erik. Viking Raiders plants Hawkins with The Viking Experience to pickup the victory.
Winner: The Viking Raiders via Pinfall
Eric Bischoff, Eve Torres, Mike Kanellis, Maria Kanellis, and Ron Simmons Backstage Segment
The OC Backstage Promo
Samoa Joe & Roman Reigns In-Ring Segment
His name is Samoa Joe. He has come here tonight to talk about a vile atrocity in WWE. Tonight, we come together in celebration for the Raw Reunion. We celebrate the longest running episodic television series going today. Therein lies the problem. We shouldn’t be celebrating tonight because shows like Raw Reunion are a plague on the WWE. That’s right, shows like Raw Reunion where we let you put on your rose colored glasses and indulge your ridiculous addiction to nostalgia.
You could have seen Samoa Joe doing what he does best, painting in brutality and sculpting in violence. Instead you have The Usos and their daddy spitting lyrics at John Cena. That’s embarrassing. He was surprised there wasn’t more pandering. Maybe passing out stinkfaces. Roman Reigns walks down to the ring. If you have something to say about his family, then say it. Joe wants to make this abundantly clear. He doesn’t have anything to say about his family because he already said it. Joe’s from the same island so you know what happens next.
Reigns and Joe starts brawling. Reigns with rapid fire haymakers. Joe rakes the eyes of Reigns. Joe drives Reigns shoulder first into the steel ring post. Joe repeatedly whips Reigns into the ringside barricade. Joe talks smack to Reigns. Joe with a flurry of left jabs. Joe HeadButts Reigns. Joe rolls Reigns back into the ring. Joe stomps on Reigns chest. Joe delivers another headbutt. Reigns responds with The SuperMan Punch. Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe will happen next.
Fourth Match: Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe
Reigns is throwing haymakers at Joe. Joe sends Reigns shoulder first into the steel ring post. Joe HeadButts Reigns. Joe repeatedly stomps on the injured shoulder of Reigns. Joe with a forearm smash. Following a snap mare takeover, Joe applies the cravate. Reigns breaks the grip. Reigns with a big right hand. Joe with a running elbow strike for a two count. Joe hammers down on the back of Reigns neck. Joe goes back to the cravate. Reigns HeadButts Joe. Joe dumps Reigns out of the ring. Joe lands The Suicide Dive. Joe has a big smirk on his face. Joe rolls Reigns back into the ring. Joe gives himself a standing ovation.
Joe with a chop/forearm combination. Reigns nails Joe with The Misdirection Drive By. Reigns ducks a clothesline from Joe. Reigns with a Jumping Clothesline. Reigns follows that with repeated clotheslines in the corner. Reigns drops Joe with The Big Boot. Reigns plays to the crowd. Reigns goes for The SuperMan Punch, but Joe counters with an Inverted Atomic Drop. Joe with a Big Boot. Joe with a Running Senton Splash for a two count. Joe locks in The Coquina Clutch. Reigns deposits Joe to the floor. Reigns Spears Joe to pickup the victory.
Winner: Roman Reigns via Pinfall
Miz TV With Special Guest: Seth Rollins & Paul Heyman
Welcome to the most must see WWE talk show in history, Miz TV. Tonight his guest will battle AJ Styles. After Raw Reunion, his guest will see a special sneak peak of Miz and Mrs. Then tomorrow, he’ll a brand new episode of Miz and Mrs which you can see right here on the USA Network. No he’s not above promoting his own show, he’s The Miz. His guest will challenge Brock Lesnar for The WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam. Get on your feet for Seth Rollins. Rollins earn his spot by winning the Cross-Branded Battle Royal. We see a video recap of what happen at Extreme Rules.
Miz wants to know Rollins is laughing. Miz says that Rollins is making the biggest match of his career a predicament. Rollins mocks Paul Heyman. Brock is this big thing on your TV screen and he has these beady eyes and he’s a godzilla looking bastard. Notorious GLB. Most people fear that and who wouldn’t want to be Brock Lesnar? Rollins wouldn’t want to be Brock Lesnar. He’s not a Brock Lesnar wannabe. Matter of fact, Brock is a Seth Rollins wannabe. Paul Heyman appears on the titantron. Heyman is Seth Rollins’ dose of reality. You say that his client is a Seth Rollins wannabe? Let’s not start bitching about Brock Lesnar cashing his money in the briefcase because Rollins did it at WrestleMania 31.
It Brock four years to return the favor because he’s a Seth Rollins wannabe. This is the last and only time Rollins will say this. If you want to talk the talk for Brock, you better be willing to walk the walk. Rollins is giving Heyman five seconds. Heyman is just an advocate. Heyman runs to the backstage area. For the past 20 years, Paul Heyman has been billing Brock as a conqueror. Brock is not a conqueror. Brock is not a beast. Brock is a man and any man can lose. Brock Lesnar will lose. As for tonight, let’s talk about tonight. Rollins doesn’t prepare for his biggest match by resting, like Brock Lesnar. He faces the best of the best. Tonight, Rollins is going one on one with AJ Styles. Tampa, it’s time to ignite the fire and burn it down.
Kelly Kelly, Candice Michelle, Melina, Naomi, and Alundra Blayze 24/7 Championship Segment
Fifth Match: Sami Zayn vs. Rey Mysterio
Jonathan Coachman joins the commentary team for this match. Collar and Elbow Tie Up. Zayn applies a wrist lock. Zayn kicks Mysterio in the ribs. Zayn with a forearm smash. Mysterio kicks Zayn in the chest. Zayn launches Mysterio to the ring apron. Mysterio with a shoulder block. Mysterio follows that with an Apron Enzuigiri. Zayn gets Mysterio tied in the tree of woe. Zayn repeatedly stomps on Mysterio’s chest. Zayn with a Hesitation Dropkick for a two count. Zayn with two haymakers. Zayn kicks Mysterio in the gut. Following a snap mare takeover, Zayn applies a rear chin lock. Mysterio gets back to a vertical base. Mysterio kicks Zayn in the jaw. Zayn gets Mysterio in the electric chair position.
Zayn with a SitOut PowerBomb for a two count. Zayn slaps Mysterio in the back of the head. Mysterio drops Zayn with a Spinning DDT. Mysterio kicks the right hamstring of Zayn. Mysterio is starting to build momentum. Mysterio ducks two clotheslines from Zayn. Mysterio sends Zayn to the second rope. Zayn avoids The 619. Zayn heads to the backstage area. Rob Van Dam, Kurt Angle, Hurricane Helms, and Sgt. Slaughter stops Zayn in his tracks. Mysterio thrust kicks the midsection of Zayn. Mysterio with a Hurricanrana. Mysterio connects with The 619. Mysterio lands The Five Star Frog Splash to pickup the victory.
Winner: Rey Mysterio via Pinfall
The Million Dollar Team & Alundra Blayze WWE 24/7 Championship Segment
Sixth Match: Seth Rollins w/D-Generation X vs. AJ Styles w/The OC
Jerry Lawler joins the commentary team for this match. Rollins applies a side headlock. Rollins drops Styles with a shoulder tackle. Styles scrambles under the bottom rope. Styles kicks Rollins in the gut. Styles attacks the back of Rollins neck. Styles slams Rollins head on the top turnbuckle pad. Knife Edge Chop Exchange. Styles goes for The Ushigoroshi, but Rollins rolls him over for a two count. Rollins with a chop/haymaker combination. Rollins with a Discus Forearm Smash. Rollins follows that with a Diving Clothesline.
Rollins repeatedly stomps on Styles chest. Rollins slams Styles head on the top rope. The OC starts running interference. Styles knocks Rollins off the ring apron. D-Generation X stops The OC in their tracks. Rollins and Styles are trading back and forth shots. Styles goes for a Belly to Back Suplex, but Rollins lands back on his feet. Rollins hits The SlingBlade. Rollins kicks Styles in the jaw. Rollins follows that with a BlockBuster. Rollins with a SpringBoard Knee Strike. Rollins SuperKicks Styles.
Rollins plays to the crowd. Rollins thrust kicks the midsection of Styles. Anderson trips Rollins from the outside which causes the disqualification. After the match, DX and Rollins starts brawling with The OC. The OC grabs three steel chairs. Road Dogg walks down to the ring with X-Pac, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall. Road Dogg forgot about Billy. The OC’s meet The OGs. It would wise to get the stepping. Hey OC if you’re not down with that, Rollins has two words for you.
Winner: Seth Rollins via Disqualification
Bray Wyatt & Mick Foley In-Ring Segment
A Moment Of Bliss With Special Guests: Nikki Cross, Becky Lynch, and Natalya
Seventh Match: Braun Strowman vs. Randy Rowe
Strowman with Two Biel Throws. Strowman drops Rowe with a Big Boot. Strowman ChokeSlams Rowe to pickup the victory.
Winner: Braun Strowman via Pinfall
Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, and Ric Flair Segment
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