Fallouts of Extreme Rules pay-per-view were prime concerns on this week’s episode of WWE Raw. The new Universal Champion received his first challenger whereas the Summerslam storylines also began on the show. Check out the results from this edition that took place at the Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum at Uniondale, New York.
WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar made his way to the ring alongside his advocate, Paul Heyman to kick of WWE Raw. He cut an obvious heel promo before announcing a battle royal match. The participants would be Seth Rollins, Randy Orton, Big E, Cesaro, Braun Strowman, Rey Mysterio, Baron Corbin, Sami Zayn, Bobby Lashley, and Roman Reigns. The winner will face Lesnar for the title at Summerslam.
A 2-out-of-3 Falls Match on WWE Raw was next on WWE Raw with the lineup of
Ricochet and The Usos vs. The Revival and Robert Roode. Ricochet hit a Codebreaker and a standing shooting star press on Dash Wilder to get a 1-0 score. Dawson hit a flapjack on Jimmy Uso to level the score. By the end, Ricochet hit a 630-splash to win the match. AJ Styles and The Club hit the ring to attack Ricochet after the match.
The Viking Raiders took on Vinnie Bruner and Jackson James on WWE Raw in another squash match. They hit a double-team backbreaker/gutbuster and a double-team German Suplex/clothesline combo. The Viking Experience followed for the win.
We saw footage from last week’s WWE Raw where Cedric Alexander fooled Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre as Gary “The Goat” Garbutt. This caused a match between Drew McIntyre and Cedric Alexander. McIntyre got into a drop-kick followed by a for a handspring kick. But he came back with a Glasgow Kiss and tried for an Inverted Glasgow Kiss. But Cedric reverted it with a roll-up for the win.
Finn Balor had a singles contest on WWE Raw against Samoa Joe. He started the match with a side headlock but Joe came up with some chops and a crucifix pin to win the match. Joe attacked Balor after the match who came back with a Sling Blade. Suddenly the arena darkened and we saw Bray Wyatt standing in the ring. He hit a Sister Abigail on Balor before vanishing.
Mike Kanellis had a match against Zack Ryder with Maria banned from ringside due to pregnancy reason. Ryder immediately hit the Rough Ryder for a victory after which Mike insulted stating their unborn child had a better chance of beating Ryder in a wrestling match than Mike.
The Club vs. Lucha House Party was the next matchup on WWE Raw which saw Kalisto fending off Anderson with a Summersault senton. Styles held Kalisto’s legs allowing Gallows-Anderson to hit the Boot of Doom. Styles then locked in the Calf Crusher to pick up the win.
WWE Raw hosted a Fatal 4-Way Match featuring Alexa Bliss vs. Carmella vs. Naomi vs. Natalya. The winner will face Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship at Summerslam. Bliss rolled up Carmella to eliminate her. Natalya eliminated Naomi in the same way via a roll-up and applied the sharpshooter on Bliss to win the match. After the contest was over, Nattie cut a furious promo on Lynch insinuating a brawl. But the referees separated them.
Dolph Ziggler was the special guest on Miz TV. Ziggler insulted Miz saying that he is just like his wife who cares about fortune and fame. Miz got furious on this attacked Ziggler right away to knock him out of the ring.
"Just like your wife".
— WWE (@WWE) July 16, 2019
Drake Maverick was in a hotel room enjoying his honeymoon when R-Truth showed up as a room service boy to pin him and win back the WWE 24/7 Championship.
Cross-Branded All-Star Top 10 Battle Royal was the main event of WWE Raw. WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar was present on the ramp during this matchup. Reigns and Strowman were trying to eliminate each other when Rollins took both of them out of the ring. Orton came from the back and hit a DDT on Rollins. But the Beast-slayer came back with a Stomp and eliminate Orton to win the contest. He will now face Lesnar at Summerslam for the Universal title.
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