Original Air Date: June 3, 2019
Event Date: June 3, 2019
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Renee Young
Ring Announcer: Mike Rome
Roman Reigns heads to the ring. In the ring, Reigns looks like he’s about to say something, but Shane McMahon comes out to the stage. Shane is looking forward to their match at Super ShowDown because he can’t wait to shut Reigns up. As Shane talks, Reigns tells Shane to shut up.
Reigns would love for Shane to try to make him submit. Reigns says Shane has no chance one on one against him. Shane always has to rely on help. Drew McIntyre comes out and joins Shane on the stage.
McIntyre says he is going to destroy Roman Reigns in the future, and right now, he and Shane are going to beat him up. As McIntyre and Shane walk towards the ring, The Revival attacks Reigns from behind. McIntyre and Shane run down to the ring, but The Usos quickly come out to help Reigns. Everyone separates, and the first match of the night begins.
Roman Reigns & The Usos vs Drew McIntyre w/ Shane McMahon & The Revival
(referee: John Cone)
Result: Drew McIntyre pins Jimmy Uso after the Claymore Kick
Time: 7:19 (2 breaks)
Pretty good match. It was mostly The Revival versus The Usos, so yeah, that was entertaining.
After the match, The Revival hits Roman Reigns with Shatter Machine. Then McIntyre hits Reigns with a Claymore. Then Shane hits Reigns with a spear.
Matthew McConaughey and Lance Armstrong are in the front row.
The Miz heads to the ring for Miz TV. Miz says tonight isn’t about him, it’s about Brock Lesnar cashing in his Money in the Bank contract. With that, Miz welcomes Seth Rollins.
Seth Rollins says he’s prepared to fight Lesnar tonight, but he thinks Paul Heyman is lying about Lesnar cashing in tonight. Rollins is tired of focusing on what might be. He needs to focus on what will be, and he will be defending his title against Baron Corbin at Super ShowDown.
As Rollins finishes his thought, we see via the tron that Paul Heyman and Brock Lesnar have arrived at the venue. Rollins stands up and waits in the ring as Heyman and Lesnar walk through the backstage area. Lesnar pauses before heading to the ring, then he changes direction and heads away from the entrance to the ring area. Rollins isn’t happy.
Lucha House Party heads to the ring for a tag match. After they enter the ring, Lars Sullivan comes out and walks towards the ring. LHP attacks Sullivan as soon as he begins to enter the ring. Sullivan starts to beat them all up, but a parade of dropkicks sends Sullivan out to the floor. Sullivan backs away from the ring.
The IIconics tell Nikki Cross that she looks like a sad little puppy who just wants someone to play with. Alexa Bliss walks up. Alexa tries to insult the IIconics, but Peyton and Billie don’t care. They just laugh, pose, and walk away.
Alexa then tells Nikki that she knows Nikki is friends with Becky. Alexa knows that no one in the women’s division likes her, but that won’t stop her from being in Nikki’s corner tonight during Nikki’s match against Peyton.
Becky Lynch heads to the ring. Becky has been doing some thinking, and she wants to make some changes. Contentment is the worst thing for a champion, and Becky will not be content. Losing the SmackDown title woke something in Becky, and she is pissed. Anyone who wrongs Becky will be daelt with, and right now Lacey Evans has Becky’s attention.
Lacey Evans comes out and walks towards the ring. Lacey talks, and Becky invites her to get into the ring so she can rip Lacey’s arm off. Lacey claims credit for Becky losing the SmackDown title (even though Lacey lost to Becky one on one). Lacey says she’s going to take the RAW title from Becky, but Charlotte Flair interrupts her.
Charlotte heads to the ring as she says she beat Becky to become a nine time women’s champ. Everyone starts insulting everyone. Charlotte laughs because she’s already more than halfway to beating her father’s 16 time championship record, and Lacey hasn’t yet done anything. Charlotte also easily laid Lacey out last week. Lacey points out that Charlotte currently has zero championships. Lacey then attacks Charlotte.
Lacey Evans vs Charlotte Flair
(referee: Shawn Bennett; at ringside: Becky Lynch)
Result: Charlotte Flair wins via DQ when Becky Lynch pulls her out of the ring
This was kind of interesting at first. Lacey and Charlotte were bascially brawling with each other for most of this short match. Neither could get a real advantage for any length of time, although Charlotte did seem to be the stronger of the two. Becky ended the match before any real decision could be made though.
After the match, Becky Lynch enters the ring and hits Lacey Evans with the MANhandle Slam. Becky holds up the RAW Women’s Title as Charlotte watches from ringside.
Rey Mysterio heads to the ring. He’s carrying the US Title, and his left arm is in a sling. Rey says wrestling is in his blood. It’s something that he gets to share with his son Dominic. He wants to set the right example for his son, but Samoa Joe interrupts before Rey can finish what he was saying.
Samoa Joe tells Rey that he doesn’t want Rey to lie to all the people. Joe says Rey isn’t relinquishing the US Title because he’s injured, he’s relinquishing it because he never beat Joe. Rey says he didn’t come out here to have a moment. He doesn’t want to do it, but due to his injury, he has to relinquish the title. Rey lays the title down at Samoa Joe’s feet.
Rey tries to leave the ring, but Joe attacks him. Joe puts Rey in the Coquina Clutch. With Rey down, Joe picks up the US Title and walks away.
Paul Heyman talks on his phone while Brock Lensar puts on his fighting gloves.
Braun Strowman heads to the ring.
Cesaro says Ricochet is a great talent, but he’s naive if he thinks he’s going to beat Cesaro again.
Ricochet says he’s already proven that he can take Cesaro down, so tonight he’s going to try his best to do it again.
Arm Wrestling Match
Braun Strowman vs Bobby Lashley
(referees: Dan Engler, John Cone)
Result: Braun Strowman wins
It’s an arm wrestling match…
After the match, Bobby Lashley throws powder in Strowman’s eyes. With Strowman blinded, Lashley powerslams him.
Via YouTube, Jinder Mahal pinned R-Truth for the 24/7 Title on a golf course. Truth immediately pinned Mahal to win the title back.
Carmella searches for R-Truth. Drake Maverick follows Carmella, and he has EC3 and referee Shawn Bennett with him.
Nikki Cross w/ Alexa Bliss vs Peyton Royce w/ Billie Kay (Women’s Tag Champs)
(referee: Rod Zapata)
Result: Nikki Cross wins via pinfall after a draping swinging neckbreaker
This was pretty good. I liked the match, the shenanigans surrounding the finish were just oddly done. There was coffee involved, and a lot of waiting for something to happen.
After the match, Alexa Bliss attacks Billie Kay. Alexa is pissed about spilling her coffee and getting coffee stains on her butt, but Nikki helps calm Alexa down.
Paul Heyman clutches the Money in the Bank briefcase as Brock Lesnar warms up.
Seth Rollins walks around with a sour look on his face.
Seth Rollins is in the ring. He begins to speak, but Brock Lesnar’s music quickly interrupts him. Rollins looks up to the stage, but no one emerges from the back.
Rollins says he’s sick of Lesnar’s games. Lesnar used to be the most feared man on the planet. Used to be. Now he’s a shell of who he used to be. Rollins dares Lesnar to come to the ring and cash in, but Baron Corbin comes out to the stage instead.
Corbin tells Rollins that he needs to stop worrying about Lesnar and start worrying about him. Corbin says he’s going to take Rollins’ title. Rollins says he’d have to pry the title from his cold dead hands. Corbin is fine with that. Rollins attacks Corbin. As they brawl, Rollins gets the upper hand. Lesnar’s music begins to play, and Corbin uses the distraction to hit Rollins with End of Days.
Lesnar and Heyman head to the ring with referee John Cone. Lesnar hits Rollins with a low blow, then Lesnar attacks the champ with a chair. Heyman yells for Lesnar to cash in, but Lesnar doesn’t want to yet. Lesnar continues to attack Rollins in and out of the ring. After destroying Rollins, Lesnar walks away without cashing in.
Everything gets very quiet as medical staff goes to the ring to help Seth Rollins.
Becky Lynch accompanies Seth Rollins as he is loaded into an ambulance.
In a very special episode of the Firefly Fun House, Bray Wyatt talks about exercise with Huskus the Pig Boy.
Triple H walks in the back.
Triple H heads to the ring. Triple H says he’s here to talk about Randy Orton, and Orton immediately comes out and walks towards the ring.
Triple H tells Orton that they don’t really have anything they can say to each other that they haven’t said before. So Triple H just says he’s going to kick Orton’s ass at Super ShowDown. Orton wants Triple H to realize that he isn’t Batista. Orton would be happy to beat Triple H.
Triple H tells Orton that he is one of the best ever, but a lot of people have tried to put Triple H down. Triple says Orton is not the one who will put him down. Triple H starts to leave, but Orton stops him when he tells Triple H to “retrieve his balls from Stephanie’s purse.” Triple H says he would, but it’s a burden carrying them around because they’re so big. Orton wouldn’t know about that though since he’s never had any.
Charly Caruso asks Baron Corbin for a reaction to what happened to Seth Rollins. Corbin laughs and says he should thank Brock Lesnar for making his title match so easy.
Ricochet vs Cesaro
(referee: John Cone)
Result: Ricochet wins via pinfall with a schoolboy
Good match. As usual, these two guys looked very strong. They’re both very fun to watch, and they’re fun to watch together.
After the match, Cesaro attacks Ricochet. With Ricochet down, Cesaro reaches under the ring and pulls out a table. R-Truth in on the table, apparently having been hiding there throughout tonight’s show. Carmella runs to the ring and tries to help Truth find a way to escape, but No Way Jose, Eric Young, Robert Roode, EC3, Mojo Rawley, and Titus O’Neil catch up to them at ringside. Cedric Alexander was also chasing Truth, and he dives onto the crowd accosting Truth at ringside.
R-Truth escapes into the ring, bur Drake Maverick approaches him from behind. Maverick prepares to attack, but Carmella superkicks Drake. Carmella and R-Truth escape out through the crowd.
The Undertaker heads to the ring. Undertaker is going to open the gates of hell and unleash brutality on Goldberg. Goldberg is next.
This show was fine.
WWE is getting into a bad habit of making promises only to quickly break them, or to at least fail to fully deliver. Undertaker was announced for this show, and he appeared for maybe five minutes (including his entrance). We were told that Lesnar was going to cash in (again), but he didn’t (again). And yeah, I know that’s a heel thing to do, but if you keep doing that as part of your advertising, then people are going to stop watching for it and stop caring about it.
The women’s tag champs lost again. In singles competition, but still, that’s not cool.
I’d also like it if they stopped saying “the wild card rule is in effect” every time someone from the SmackDown roster shows up (ie Reigns and Charlotte show up). The brand extension doesn’t matter anymore, so just let it go. The rules in WWE don’t matter, so stop trying to make it sound like they matter.
I did like Ricochet versus Cesaro even though we’ve seen it before and nothing really changed this time. I’m not sure what the point of the match was, but it was pretty fun to watch.
I like Seth Rollins, but I don’t necessarily need him to take up two full segments at different times on the show. Spread some of that time around for guys like Eric Young, Cedric Alexander, and basically all the guys who are now just being occupied by chasing R-Truth.
Match of the Night
Ricochet vs Cesaro
This will always be good.
Official Results: https://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2019-06-03