Raw Results – 6/10/19
Raw Results – 6/10/19
San Jose, California
Commentary Team: Michael Cole, Renee Young & Cory Graves
Rollins gets on the mic and says he feels alive because we’ve entered a new era for the Universal Championship. It’s the era of choice, and the locker room has three choices– they can come out here and try to outwrestle him but not a person on the planet can lace his boots. They can try to fight for it or they can try things the hard way, and ask Brock Lesnar how that works out.
Lesnar’s been in WWE since 2002, and no one has ever done to him what Seth did to him last Friday. He says it felt pretty good to lay the chair in his hand into him over and over to leave him a heap in the middle of the–
Enter Baron Corbin.
He starts speaking but decides to pause to let the crowd tell him he sucks before carrying on, running San Jose down, and saying that Rollins keeps talking about Lesnar but he should worry about him and then HE’LL worry about Brock, because he’ll be the new Universal Champion after Stomping Grounds. Seth asks how Super Showdown worked out, and Baron says Rollins didn’t beat him and he knew it, it was incompetent official John Cone that cost him the match.
But, as his time as acting general manager shows, he learned a few things, and today he’s put them to use. He’s been in meetings all day long and made sure Cone will be severely punished, as well as making sure he got his rematch at Stomping Grounds. But one more detail– to make sure there’s no mishaps or mistakes, they’ll have a special guest referee that he’ll get to handpick.
Seth says that’s interesting and he can pick whoever he wants but it’s not gonna change the outcome. But he’s wondering, who does he think will actually be HIS guest referee seeing as he doesn’t have any friends.
Enter Sami Zayn.
He says he’s on Team Corbin on this one. He’s known Seth for a long time and actually cares about him as a person, and his behavior over the last couple months has shown that being champion isn’t good for him. He gets caught up in this cycle with Brock Lesnar, this swirl of toxic masculinity and both of them trying to protect their fragile egos. He thinks it’d be better for Rollins if Corbin was champion.
Then, at least we might finally have a Universal Champion who’s not totally obsessed with Brock Lesnar. Seth says Sami isn’t fooling anybody, but Zayn says Baron would help a person who, hypothetically helped him out, out in return, to which Rollins congratulates Corbin on finding the one idiot in the room who’d have his back, but wonders who’ll have Sami’s back.
Enter Kevin Owens.
He says he’s got Sami’s back and he agrees with him about Baron Corbin, but what he disagrees with is the way he’s talking to his friend here. Seth tells Kev to come down and do something about it, to which Owens says maybe he’ll take him up on his offer later
LARS SULLIVAN VS THE LUCHA HOUSE PARTY:
Lars catches Kalisto with The freak Accident for the first elimination
Lince tries a Diving Hurricanrana, but gets planted with a Running Ligerbomb for the second elimination
Lars plants Metalik and covers before pulling him up, Gorilla Press on Kalisto into the steps, Freak Accident to Metalik and again pulls him up, Lars with a Gorilla Press on Lince into the post then finishes Metalik with a Diving Headbutt for the win
WINNER: LARS SULLIVAN
R-Truth and Carmella are walking backstage when the crush of would-be 24/7 Champions comes chasing them around a corner. They corner them but there’s no referee and they manage to get into an elevator and evade them before they can drag referee Darrick Moore over. The elevator gets stuck!
Lacey tries to go first but Lynch points out she should be beating her, being bigger and stronger and fresher, but she won’t let her win because someone like Evans shouldn’t be the one to represent the women’s division. Dirt and gold are found in the same place but that doesn’t make them equal, and the last time she got angry she ran through everyone and made history along the way because being champ is her obsession, but that’s her specialty, she’s relentless.
Evans mock surrenders and says Becky can’t fool her– all the Man stuff is bravado and what drives her isn’t obsession with being champion, but fear of losing it all and sinking back down into obscurity. She can smell the fear, she reeks of it, and it’s nasty. At Stomping Grounds that fear will come true. Becky tells her to put her granny’s knickers on and she’ll see her out there later.
Backstage, Nikki Cross and Alexa Bliss are talking strategy and Alexa apologises for being stuck in a tag match without Nikki later, before saying that Bayley is a manipulator and back in NXT she was so awful to her because of their different backgrounds. She says you can only pretend to be something so long before the cracks shine through and says she’s Cross’ friend now.
Nikki says she gets it and Alexa asks if she’ll be in her corner, which Cross gives the affirmative to
Miz kicks MizTV off by introducing Samoa Joe as WWE’s version of Godzilla. Joe takes his seat and interrupts Miz, telling him he’s spreading the wrong narrative by calling him the new champion, because Rey Mysterio stole his title and he won it back. The A-Lister questions the idea before showing footage of his “victory” from last week and puts Rey Mysterio over for his honestly before asking Joe if he felt justified in putting the Coquina Clutch on, to which Samoa replies in the affirmative.
The A-Lister asks about crossing the line of attacking family, which Samoa says the lines belong to Miz, and when it comes to getting what he wants, no such thing as too far. He was under the impression they were going to talk about future challengers, but if Miz wants to cross lines, maybe they should be talking about his family. They face off–
Enter Braun Strowman.
He says if Joe is looking for a challenger he should shut his mouth and get These Hands! They square up–
Enter Bobby Lashley.
He says he’s not done with Braun yet, and he has history with Samoa Joe, so if anybody deserves a shot it should be him.
He says after his victories over Cesaro he wants to step up and win his first championship–
He sucker punches Ricochet while a brawl breaks out in the ring! The babyfaces rally and manage to run the heels off
THE MIZ, BRAUN STROWMAN & RICOCHET VS SAMOA JOE, BOBBY LASHLEY & CESARO:
Cesaro with a Pop-Up, but Ricochet counters into a Hurricanrana for a 2 count, Miz with a Snap DDT on Lashley then one for Cesaro, Shoot Kicks, Lashley avoids the Buzzsaw & plants Miz with a Complete Shot, Joe blasts Braun off the apron and hits a Running Senton on Miz, but Braun makes the save, Giant Swing on Miz into a Sharpshooter, but Ricochet breaks it up with a Single Knee Facebreaker, Braun with The Shoulder Block Express then a Sledgehammer Fist to the heart, but Joe breaks the pin, Braun looks for the Powerslam, Joe, slips out, grabs his title and hightails it, Braun goes after him, but eats a Murder-Death Spear, one for Ricochet, Miz with a dive, but Cesaro blasts him out of the air with Swiss Death for a near fall, he goes for the Gotch-Style Neutralizer, but Miz blocks and hits The Skull-Crushing Finale, Ricochet with a blind tag & hits the 630 Senton for the win
WINNERS: RICOCHET, THE MIZ & BRAUN STROWMAN
Baron Corbin is interviewed backstage and says he’s going to take his time picking a fair, unbiased referee.
Sami Zayn rolls up and asks to talk with him without the microphone present
BECKY LYNCH & BAYLEY VS LACEY EVANS & ALEXA BLISS:
Lacey with a Swinging Neckbreaker into a Rolling Splash on Lynch for a 2 count, Bayley with a Sunset Flip into the turnbuckle on Bliss, but Lacey breaks the pin, Lacey blasts Lynch with a Woman’s Right on the floor, O’Connor Roll on Bliss, but on the kickout, Lacey decks Bayley, Alexa up top, Twisted Bliss, but Bayley gets the knees up, Lacey with another Woman’s Right for the win
WINNERS: LACEY EVANS & ALEXA BLISS
Sami Zayn rolls up on Shane McMahon in his office to talk to him about Baron Corbin’s need for a referee. So he was thinking, maybe he could audition and be referee in tonight’s main event, given how slippery Seth is. And hey, he’ll start small and be the outside enforcer tonight just to make sure there’s another set of eyes outside the ring.
Shane turns it around so it’s his idea and Sami tells him that’s a genius idea and shakes his hand
Paul Heyman is in the ring.
He talks about Brock Lesnar deciding to deliver beatings to Seth Rollins every day he could and Rollins giving him the receipt at Super Showdown. That’s the champion we cheer for? A feckless thug, and a stupid one at that? By giving Brock that beating he’s guaranteed that Lesnar will continue to be Mr. Money in the Bank. Before, they were willing to tell us when they’re cashing in, but no more Mr. Nice Beast, they’re not telling us anymore.
He’s not insinuating that Lesnar will be in any specific city or that he’ll be the special referee or that he’ll wait until Rollins is at his most vulnerable to put a non-PG beating on him before taking the title away from him. That last one’s not an insinuation or a prediction or even a spoiler– it’s a threat, a promise, a guarantee from his client.
Meanwhile, several wrestlers are still trapped in an elevator with R-Truth. EC3 says if they’re in here any longer he’ll use the fork he brought with him, and R-Truth mentions he’s got a cell phone but no bars. Cedric Alexander says he’s got bars, in a musical sense, and Carmella tries to start a “you have to hold the hat to talk” thing. Drake says he’s getting married, EC3 objects, saying he should be invited, but Maverick says he’s his best man.
Truth admits he’s afraid of Hornswoggle, to which Drake says he’s not him, he’s just a small man, and they continue bickering into the night
The IIconics say they’re the longest-reigning WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions and as the fighting champions they are, they’ve demanded the toughest competition. After an exhausting search, they found San Jose’s finest
THE IICONICS VS ALLIYAH MIA & LISA LACE:
Peyton finishes with a Running Knee Strike for the win
WINNERS: THE IICONICS
Drew McIntyre makes his entrance to live bagpipe music and signals for Shane McMahon’s entrance.
Shane gets on the mic and says growing up around here you see amazing things, so you need to keep an eye out when something special comes along. Something like Roman Reigns, a future WWE Hall of Famer, and as a competitor, his hat is off to him. He hits like a mule, he’s got all these accolades, in rarified air with victories over both the Undertaker and Brock Lesnar.
But he doesn’t hold a victory over him, no sir. and Roman shouldn’t be ashamed, because he gave his best. It’s just his best wasn’t good enough to beat the Best in the World. And Drew McIntyre, give it up for him for preparing and watching so much footage, and McMahon has to say the strategy worked, and Drew’s emotional support is why he was able to beat Reigns.
He can’t imagine what’s going to happen at Stomping Grounds, and McIntyre says he wishes this celebration was anywhere but San Jose, because they’ve got no respect. But he digresses– Roman is the measuring stick, and when he loses it turns heads. And at Stomping Grounds, he’s not just going to beat him, he’s going to humiliate him– Shane is the Best in the World, but Drew McIntyre is the Most Dangerous.
Roman owes him, and he’s going to physically assault him until he’s unrecognizable, and then he’ll beat him one, two, three. Shane says he’s intense and he digs that but he wants to celebrate for right now. They pour drinks and have a toast, McMahon drinking out of his Best in the World trophy. But the show goes on and they have guests who could be tag champs at the end of the night– the Revival.
Their match is next, so Shane tells them they can’t be drinking, and if they win they can come to the party.
Raw Tag Team Championships
CURT HAWKINS & ZACK RYDER VS THE REVIVAL VS THE USOS:
Ryder with a Flapjack on Jey for a 2 count, Jimmy with a Samoan Drop on Dawson for a 2 count, Hawkins & Ryder with The Heat Stroke on Jimmy for a near fall, Jimmy avoids the Rough Ryder, Jey with a blind tag, Rough Ryder to Jimmy, Jey wipes everyone with Superkicks, up top, Dawson with a blind tag, Samoan Splash, Dawson throws out Jey & Dash keeps him isolated as Dawson pins Ryder to win the Raw Tag Titles
WINNERS & NEW RAW TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS: THE REVIVAL
Seth Rollins is interviewed backstage.
He says there’s a lot looming here tonight but if he’s proven anything, it’s that he’s always ready. He’s ready for Brock Lesnar any time, for Baron Corbin at Stomping Grounds, and for Sami and Kevin tonight
Drake Maverick is worried about his wedding and everyone in the elevator reassures him. Truth says if they weren’t chasing him around they could have seen how much they had in common and again he calls Drake Hornswoggle before launching into a few bars of We Are Family when they finally get the door open. A brawl break out, covers are made, but Truth gets back into the elevator before anyone can divest him of the title!
Firefly Fun House time!
Bray Wyatt is nailing a sign that says “Abandon all hope ye who exit here” sign to his door when he turns to see Rambling Rabbit swatting at Mercy with a fly swatter. He insists he’s not food, but Mercy says it’s the law of the jungle here. Bray suggests they let fate decide and holds his ears while the screen flashes with dark imagery. He then cedes the floor to the rabbit.
Rambling Rabbit says he doesn’t feel safe and wants to expose what’s really going on, but Wyatt grabs him by the head and yanks him off the table before throwing him to the floor and smashing him repeatedly with a square mallet. He pulls the rabbit out of the puddle of blood on the floor and checks on him before sampling the blood and declaring it delicious.
It turns out this has been sponsored by Rambling Rabbit’s Bohemian Breakfast Spread, so the Rabbit’s blood has been made into a jelly/jam you see, and Bray does his usual outro about letting him in
SETH ROLLINS VS KEVIN OWENS:
Seth with a Crucifix Pin for a 2 count, rollup, but Sami distracts the ref, Owens with a Dropkick to the back for a 2 count, Owens with a Fireman Carry Gutbuster, up top, Frog Splash, but Seth gets the knees up, Seth avoids the Pop-Up Powerbomb, Owens with a rollup, Seth rolls through, Avada Kedavra, Kevin answers back with a Superkick of his own, Seth with a Enzugiri, up top, but Sami checks on Owens, Kevin with a rollup for a 2 count, Kevin rolls to the floor, Seth wipes out Zayn & Owens with a Tope Suicida, back in the ring, Blackout, Zayn pulls out the ref, Seth’s had it with Sami and grabs him, Zayn calls for a dq
WINNER: KEVIN OWENS
Seth is furios and wipes out Sami, Corbin comes down with a chair and gets an Avada Kedavra, then wears out Sami with a steel chair, he rips off Zayn’s ref shirt and looks right at Corbin as he delivers a Blackout to Sami to end the show