The June 24th, 2019 edition of WWE RAW took place at the Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Washington.
– WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins comes out to the ring to kick off the show as we see some still images from his match at Stomping Grounds last night. Rollins gets on the mic and starts talking about beating Baron Corbin last night, but then RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch comes out to interrupt. Rollins tells Becky she interrupted him, and then he goes back to the subject of Baron Corbin. Seth says Corbin was smart enough to get a special guest referee who would be on his side, but he wasn’t smart enough to realize that he has the best backup on the planet with Becky. Becky starts talking, but then Baron Corbin interrupts. While Corbin is walking down the ramp, Lacey Evans attacks Becky from behind. Rollins tries to break it up, but Becky shoves him aside and beast on Lacey in the corner. Corbin hits the ring, but Rollins lays him out. Rollins and Lynch send Corbin and Evans out to ringside. Corbin gets on the mic and says Seth should give Becky his Title because Becky just saved him again and she’s handling all his business. Lacey challenges them to a mixed tag match at Extreme Rules, and Becky accepts on one condition – if they lose they’ll stop challenging them to matches over and over. Corbin and Lacey talk, and they say they’ll see their stipulation and raise them one. Rollins says he doesn’t care what it is, challenge accepted. Corbin says the stipulation is that both Seth and Becky’s title belts will be on the line in their match at Extreme Rules.
– Still to come: Roman Reigns vs. Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre in a handicap match; Ricochet vs. AJ Styles for the U.S. Title; and The New Day & The Usos vs. Daniel Bryan, Rown & The Revival in an eight-man elimination match.
– The New Day & The Usos vs. Daniel Bryan, Rown & The Revival: Scott Dawson and Daniel Bryan argue among themselves before the match starts. Dawson takes control against Woods early on, but Big E tags himself in off Woods’ back and they double team Dawson. They run the ropes and Rowan tags himself in. Big E hits a belly to belly suplex on Dawson, but the legal man Rowan clotheslines Big E down and then knocks Kofi and Woods off the apron. Woods and Bryan tag in, and after an exchange of missed shots, Bryan drops Woods with a clothesline and then dumps him out to ringside. Bryan looks for a suicide dive on Woods, but he accidentally hits Dawson. Back in the ring, Bryan hits a series of kicks on Woods. Woods ducks a shot and this leads to Wilder “accidentally” punching Daniel Bryan from ringside as a receipt for the dive earlier. Woods rolls up Bryan for the three count, and now Bryan and Rowan are eliminated. Dawson and Wilder immediately hit the Shatter Machine on Woods for the three count, and now The New Day is eliminated. The Usos and The Revival brawl out to ringside now, and then Jey takes Wilder in the ring. Jey hits the splash off the top for a two count. Uso misses a kick, but then Jimmy tags in and they double team Wilder for another two count. Wilder starts fighting back against Jimmy, and then Dawson tags in for a double team top rope bulldog for a two count. Jimmy and Dawson trade strikes until Jimmy drops him with an enziguri. Jimmy goes up top, but Dawson stops him with a right hand. Dawson knocks Jey out to ringside after Jey tags himself in, and then he looks for a superplex on Jimmy. Wilder gets on the opposite corner in hopes of a double team, but Jey knocks him down. Dawson hits the superplex on Jimmy, but then Jey comes flying off the top with a splash on Dawson. Jey pins Dawson for the three count.
Winners: The Usos & The New Day
– Still to come: Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley have a tug-of-war.
– The Miz is shown backstage getting ready to come out and host Miz TV. One of Bray Wyatt’s Firefly Fun House puppets is behind Miz peeking out from behind a corner.
– Michael Cole shows us footage from earlier today of Braun Strowman pulling a tractor trailer with a rope to prepare for his tug-of-war with Lashley later.
– The Miz comes out to the ring for tonight’s edition of Miz TV. He introduces his guests tonight, Carmella and the 24/7 Champion R-Truth. Truth and Carmella come out looking paranoid until Miz tells them that the 24/7 Rules have been suspended for this segment. The Miz questions Truth about attacking Drake Maverick at his wedding to win back his 24/7 Title. The crowd cheers and Truth thanks them. Truth says his 48/7 European Television Championship is no joke, and he has had no time to eat, drink, or be merry, if you know what he means. Truth says he’s always looking over his shoulder and he even has WWE stars showing up to his house dressed as the police telling him to turn his music down or warning him hsi car is on fire, but he’s smarter than that. Drake Maverick interrupts and starts cutting a promo on Truth and complaining that his new wife won’t talk to him or go on their honeymoon. Drake says they haven’t even consummated the marriage, and Truth says “fiber is good for that.” The crowd starts chanting “constipation.” Maverick says he’s here as a man to ask Truth for a rematch one on one, with no one else getting involved. Drake says he wants to win back the love of his life, the 24/7 Championship. The Miz says he has just told in his earpiece that if Truth accepts the challenge, everyone will be banned from interfering. Truth tells Maverick “Hornswoggle, I accept your challenge.”
– R-Truth (c) vs. Drake Maverick: Truth’s 24/7 Title is on the line in this one. The opening bell sounds and Truth immediately drops Drake and pins him for the three count.
Winner & still 24/7 Champion: R-Truth
– As soon as the match ends, a swarm of wrestlers run down with a referee and hit the ring. They chase Truth out through the crowd, as Drake looks distraught in the ring. Charlie Caruso gets in the ring to interview Drake. She asks him where he goes from here, but he doesn’t answer and just walks off looking sad.
– Roman Reigns is shown backstage heading towards the gorilla position.
– We see Lacey Evans approach Baron Corbin backstage and says she wants to be RAW Women’s Champion. Corbin says Rollins has been a thorn in his side for months, and he can’t wait to stomp him in the mat. Lacey says if they take care of that nasty Becky, they both become Champions.
– Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre vs. Roman Reigns: This one is a handicap match. Shane takes issue with Mike Rome’s ring introduction, and Shane makes him do it again. Shane still isn’t happy, and he tells Mike Rome to announce this as a two-on-one match rather than a handicap match, as there will be no tags in this match. The opening bell sounds and Reigns immediately takes the fight to Shane and Drew. Reigns throws Dew outside and then pummels on Shane in the corner. Drew pulls Reigns outside and slams him into the ring post, then Shane goes outside and puts the boots to Reigns. Shane holds Reigns and Drew picks up the ring steps and nails Reigns with them. Back in the ring, they continue the two-on-one assault on Reigns. Shane hits a spear on Reigns, and Drew hits two Claymore kicks on him. Drew holds Reigns down in the corner, and Shane gets on the opposite corner. Before Shane can leap for the coast to coast dropkick, the lights go out. The lights come back on, and The Undertaker is standing in the ring. Shane leaps down and Undertaker catches him by the throat and gives him a chokeslam. Drew runs in the ring and Taker drops him with a big boot. Taker lays into Drew with punches in the corner and then clotheslines him out of the ring. Undertaker clotheslines Shane out of the ring next. The Undertaker poses in the ring as Shane and Drew retreat up the ramp.
Winner: No contest
– We see footage from earlier today of Bobby Lashley pulling on a rope attached to a phone pole, and the rope breaks.
– A big rope is laid out in the ring with a red line in the middle for Braun Strowman and Bobby Lashley’s tug-of-war. Both men come out to the ring and get in their positions. The referee starts the tug of war, and Lashley starts off strong and pulls Strowman close to the red line. Strowman looks up and smiles and starts pulling Lashley towards him. Braun pulls Bobby over the line to win the tug of war, and Bobby immediately runs over and attacks Braun. Bobby throws Braun into the ring post, and then attacks Braun with the rope. Braun falls outside and Bobby follows. Braun is selling an eye injury. Braun knocks Bobby down at first, but Bobby gets back up and drops Braun with a running knee strike.
– Still to come: Kofi Kingston vs. Sami Zayn; and AJ Styles vs. Ricochet
– AJ Styles is backstage for an interview. AJ talks about tonight being his first match back from his injury. AJ says sitting at home was killing him, and he wants to fight the best WWE has to offer. First the interviewer interrupts AJ, and then No Way Jose’s conga line interrupts AJ. AJ gets fed up and goes and takes issue with Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows for dancing with them. AJ says they lost last week because they aren’t the same guys they used to be. Gallows says they’re going to go out and prove AJ wrong right now.
– Gallows & Anderson vs. The Viking Raiders: Gallows starts off strong, but the Raiders quickly turn it around. Anderson tags in and drops Erik with a clothesline. Gallows comes in to continue the offense with elbow strikes and a chin lock. AJ is shown backstage watching on a monitor. Erik fights up, but Gallows drops him again with a superkick. Gallows knocks Ivar off the apron, and then Anderson tags in for the Boot of Doom double team on Erik for a two count. Anderson tags back in and looks for a suplex, but Erik fights out and tags in Ivar. Ivar runs in and cleans house. Ivar hits a suicide dive on Gallows at ringisde, and Erik tags in. Back in the ring, the Raiders hit a double team powerslam on Anderson for the three count.
Winners: The Viking Raiders
– AJ is shown again backstage watching the monitor and shaking his head.
– Nikki Cross approaches Alexa Bliss backstage to talk about her loss to Bayley last night. They decide that Alexa can get a rematch, but they need to come up with a plan.
– Back from the break, Natalya and Naomi approach Nikki Cross backstage and tell her that Alexa is not a good person and isn’t to be trusted. Naomi explains that they’ve been dealing with Alexa for years and know how it is. Nikki says she knows Alexa’s reputation, and then Alexa barges in and asks if Nikki is talking behind her back. Alexa and Naomi exchange words, and they all walk off.
– Heath Slater and Mojo are in the ring for a match, but R-Truth and the crowd of wrestlers chasing after the 24/7 Title interrupt before it starts. Truth runs in the ring and Slater drops him and then pins him to win the 24/7 Title. EC3 pulls Slater out to ringside, but Slater drops him. Slater realizes he has to run, and he runs back into the ring, but Truth pops up and hits a facebuster on Slater for the three count. Truth is now the 24/7 Champion again. Cedric Alexaner runs in and hits the Lumber Check on the truth for the three count to win the Title. Cedric tries to escape, but EC3 runs up and hits the One Percenter on Slater for the three count. EC3 is now the 24/7 Title. Carmella runs out and rips the 24/7 Title belt from EC3’s hands, and the distraction leads to Truth rolling up EC3 from behind for the three count. Truth gets his 24/7 Title back and runs backstage with Carmella.
– Ricochet does an interview backstage where he thanks the fans, his family and his friends for all their support to get him where he is now. Ricochet says tonight he has to face someone he’s looked up to for a long time in AJ Styles, and tonight he will prove he’s worthy.
– We see WWE Champion Kofi Kingston backstage messing around with a tray of pancakes.
– Back from the break, Kofi Kingston comes out to the ring for an interview. Before Kofi can say anything, Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens interrupt. Sami says that Charlie Caruso’s questions are always terrible, but they’ve got some questions for Kofi. Owens tells Charlie to get out of the ring because it’s time for an impromptu Sami & Kevin Show. Sami and Kevin grill Kofi with some questions and tell Kofi to get the hell out of here. Kofi tells Kevin he has a huge zit on the side of his head that’s bleeding. Sami says Kofi’s whole identity as WWE Champion is a guy who gets help from his friends. Kofi pokes fun at Kevin and Sami’s love-hate relationship with each other, and says his bond with Big E and Xavier Woods can’t be broken. Kofi says he beat both Owens and Dolph Ziggler all by himself, and he’s going to beat Sami Zayn tonight by himself too. Sami says Kofi’s ego is out of control, and Sami is going to give him a dose of reality tonight. Kofi says his WWE Title isn’t just about him, it’s about all of the fans. Their non-Title match is up next.
– Kofi Kingston vs. Sami Zayn: Kofi starts off strong, but Sami fights back and backs Kofi into the corner. Sami pummels on Kofi in the corner until the ref’s 5 count. Sami backs up, then return to hit some chops to the chest on Kofi in the corner. Sami looks for a splash, but Kofi blocks it with an elbow, then he boots Sami in the face. Kofi springboards off the top for a clothesline, then he hits a dropkick. Kofi hits a lariat on Sami and then the Boom Drop for a two count. Sami starts fighting back and rakes Kofi’s eyes. Sami throws Kofi into the corner, but Kofi springboards off the middle rope and dropkicks Sami. Sami rolls outside for a breather. Kofi misses a shot from the apron, and Sami drops Kofi throat-first across the top rope. Sami then distracts the ref and Owens hits a cheap shot on Kofi from the floor. Sami takes Kofi back in the ring and continues the offense. Sami lays into Kofi with punches and kicks until Kofi comes back with a flying clothesline. Kofi looks for a splash in the corner, but Sami catches him and suplexes Kofi into the turnbuckle for a two count. Kofi tries to fight back, but he misses a shot and Sami hits the Blue Thunder Driver for another two count. Sami charges for a kick on Kofi, but Kofi stops him short with a dropkick. Kofi tries to follow up with a shot off the top rope, but Sami kicks Kofi out of mid-air for a two count. Sami looks for a powerbomb, but Kofi escapes and rolls up Sami for the three count.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
– Sami and Owens look shocked after the match, and Kofi celebrates with his WWE Title up the rap. Owens gets on the mic and calls out Kofi. Owens dares Kofi to get back in the ring and face him right here and now. It looks like Kofi is accepting the challenge and he heads down to the ring.
– Kevin Owens vs. Kofi Kingston: A distraction from Sami leads to Owens superkicking Kofi early on. Owens looks for the Swanton Bomb, but Kofi blocks it with his knees. Owens looks for a Pop Up Powerbomb, but Kofi escapes and the fight spills out to ringside. Owens looks for a powerbomb on the floor, but Kofi reverses into a back body drop. Kofi slams Owens into the fan barricade, and then he hits the SOS on Owens on the steel part of the entrance ramp. Kofi runs back into the ring and leaves Owens on the floor, and Kofi wins by count out.
Winner: Kofi Kingston
– After the bell, Sami hits the ring and tries to attack Kofi. Kofi throws Sami outside and then hits a suicide dive on to Sami and Kevin at ringside. Kofi starts heading up the ramp, but then Samoa Joe runs out and attacks Kofi from behind. Joe picks up Kofi and throws him into the screen on the stage, and then he hits a side suplex on the stage. Referees come out and break it up and Joe heads to the back. The refs help Kofi to his feet, and then Samoa Joe runs back out and puts Kofi in the Coquina Clutch. Kofi is out cold and Joe heads to the back again.
– Michael Cole announces Roman Reigns & The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon & Drew McIntyre in a tag team match at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.
– Naomi vs. Alexa Bliss: Nikki Cross is at ringside. Naomi dodges some shots early on, but Alexa finally connects and drops her. Naomi fights back and hits the split leg drop for a two count. Alexa rolls outside for a breather. Naomi goes for a baseball slide kick, but she accidentally hits Nikki instead. Back in the ring, Alexa hits a DDT on Naomi for the three count.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
– After the match, Alexa beats down Naomi. She tells Nikki to come in and join her. Nikki doesn’t seem to want to take part in the two on one beat down. Natalya runs out for the save, and Alexa and Nikki leave.
– Natalya & Naomi vs. Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss: This match was booked during the commercial break. Natalya starts off strong against Nikki and clotheslines her down for a two count. Nikki fights back and Alexa tags in. Natalya turns things around against Natalya and hits a series of knee strikes on her in the conrer. Naomi tags in and hits a full nelson slam for a two count. Naomi slams Alexa’s head into the middle turnbuckle, then Natalya tags in and continues the offense. Nikki distracts Natalya which leads to Alexa hitting a right hand on Natalya for a two count. Natalya fights back and hits a powerslam for a two count. Natalya hits a series of suplexes and then looks for the Sharpshooter. Alexa fights out and tags in Nikki. Nikki drops Natalya and then knocks Naomi off the apron. Nikki hits a splash in the corner and then a running bulldog on Natalya for a two count. Nikki dropkicks Natalya and then goes to the top rope. Nikki hits a flying cross body for a two count. Alexa tags in on Nikki’s back. Nikki hits a neckbreaker on Natalya, then Alexa runs in and steals the pin on Natalya for the three count
Winners: Alexa Bliss & Nikki Cross
– AJ Styles and Ricochet are shown backstage (separately) getting ready for their match up next.
– AJ Styles vs. Ricochet: This one is a non-Title match. The opening bell sounds and they trade holds in the opening moments. Ricochet hits a couple arm drags, and then they stare each other down. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows come out to ringside for a closer look. AJ and Ricochet go at it again, until it looks like Anderson is trying to cheap-shot Ricochet from the floor. AJ rolls outside to exchange words with Gallows and Anderson. AJ tells them he wants them to leave because he doesn’t want them to ruin the match. Gallows and Anderson leave, then AJ gets back in the ring. Ricochet takes control with a dropkick, but AJ gets up and fires back with the Pele Kick. AJ appears to be bleeding from the face in a couple of spots. Ricochet starts fighting back, until AJ shuts him down with a back body drop. Ricochet starts fighting back with strikes on AJ, and AJ rolls outside for a breather. Ricochet follows up with a corkscrew suicide dive on AJ on the floor. Back in the ring, Ricochet hits a kick on AJ for a pin attempt. AJ fights back with a suplex into the turnbuckle for a two count. Ricochet fights back again with kicks, and now both men are down. They get up and trade strikes again until Ricochet hits a running hurricanrana. Ricochet goes up top and hits a flying clothesline, and then a standing shooting star press for a two count. AJ escapes a suplex attempt and elbows Ricochet in the head. AJ misses his moonsault into an inverted DDT, but AJ is still able to grab Ricochet and hit an inverted DDT on him. AJ hits a series of strikes on Ricochet for a two count. Ricochet fights back and hits some chops on AJ. Ricochet follows up with a suplex/neckbreaker, and a springboard moonsault for a two count. Ricochet looks for the 630 splash, but AJ rolls out of the way. AJ follows up with the Phenomenal Forearm for the three count.
Winner: AJ Styles
– After the match, AJ helps Ricochet up and raises his hand as RAW goes off the air.