The July 29th edition of WWE RAW took place at the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock, AR.
– The ring is surrounded by lumberjacks, and we’re going to kick off with a mixed-tag match for the 24/7 Title.
– R-Truth & Carmella vs. Mr & Mrs Maverick: There are lumberjacks surrounding the ring for this one. After some involvement from the lumberjacks, Truth wins this one with a slam early on after a very short match.
Winner & still 24/7 Champion: R-Truth
– Immediately after the match, all of the lumberjacks storm the ring and attack Truth. This results in a big pile-up. The ref starts counting, and Mike Kanellis exits the ring declared the new 24/7 Champion. Mike retreats to the back as the wrestlers chase him. Mike barricades himself in an office. Maria comes over and acts like her water is breaking so the other wrestlers will leave and let her in. Maria yells at Mike and says if he doesn’t open the door she’s going to kick him in his vagina. Mike opens the door and lets her in, then locks it behind her.
– Gauntlet Match: Rey Mysterio, Sami Zayn, Cesaro, Ricochet, Andrade: Cesaro starts off strong in this one with a lariat on Rey, then he beats on him in the corner. The fight spills out to ringside and Rey drops Cesaro, then he hits a sliding suicide dive on Cesaro on the floor. Rey rolls in the ring to break the count, then back at ringside he hurricanranas Cesaro into the fan barricade. Cesaro fights back and powerbombs Rey into the ring post. Back in the ring, Cesaro continues the beat down on Rey. Rey looks for a springboard moonsault, but Cesaro punches him out of mid-air. AJ Styles is shown backstage watching on a monitor. Cesaro looks for a powerbomb, but Rey reverses into a hurricanrana into the ring post. Rey and Cesaro fight to the turnbuckle and Rey hits a bulldog off the top. Rey follows up with a frogsplash off the top for the three count. Sami Zayn is out next. Sami hits the ring all fired up, but Rey immediately rolls him up for the three count. Sami is eliminated and he has to be escorted away by referees. Andrade is out next and he starts beating on Rey in the corner. Andrade hits the series of vertical suplexes, then he hits a moonsault for a two count. Rey tries to fight back, but Andrade connects with the hammerlock DDT for the three count. Andrade rips off Rey’s mask and Rey covers his face. Ricochet runs down next and helps Rey out of the ring. It’s down to Ricochet and Andrade now. Zelina causes a distraction early on, but Ricochet is able to take control with kicks on Andrade. Zelina grabs Ricochet’s leg now and the ref doesn’t see it, then Andrade knocks Ricochet off the apron down to the ringside floor. Back in the ring, Andrade looks for the hammerlock DDT, but Ricochet escapes. Andrade connects with a spinning elbow, but Ricochet fights back with a hurricanrana. Ricochet follows up with the 630 splash on Andrade for the three count. Ricochet now gets a shot at AJ Styles’ U.S. Title.
– Ricochet does a brief interview after the match where he talks about his intentions to win the U.S. Title.
– We see Mike and Maria Kanellis talking about his 24/7 Title win. Maria tells Mike to get down on his back like he usually does, then she calls over a referee. Mike begrudgingly lays on his back and Maria pins him for the three count. Maria is now the 24/7 Champion. Maria exits the room and says she is the first ever pregnant 24/7 Champion, then she tells the wrestlers waiting outside they’d have to wrestle a pregnant lady to win.
– Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are shown backstage heading towards the gorilla position.
– Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross come out to host A Moment Of Bliss. Alexa introduces footage of Becky interrupting a training session earlier in the day, and she attacks both Fit Finlay and Natalya. Becky interrupts A Moment Of Bliss on the big screen and they exchange words. The Usos’ entrance music interrupts, and the Usos come out for their match.
– The Usos vs. The OCs vs. The Revival (c): Dawson controls the opening moments of this one again Jimmy. Jey and Wilder get the tags and go at it now. The Usos and The Revival continue to go back and forth, then Karl Anderson tags in and goes at it with Jey. Jimmy finally gets the tag and cleans house. Jimmy knocks Wilder into Anderson, then he hits a Samoan Drop on Wilder for a two count. Dawson gets involve, then tags in and they do a double team Doomsday Device style bulldog on Jey. Jimmy comes in and breaks it up, and this one falls apart into a brawl at ringside. Jimmy and Dawson fight up the turnbuckle, and Jimmy superplexes Dawson out to ringside, and they land on a crowd of their opponents at ringside. Uso and Anerson are the first back in the ring, and Anderson gets sent outside. The Revival ends up dropping both Usos, then Anderson and Gallows hit the ring and clear out The Revival. Gallows and Anderson follow up with the Magic Killer on Jey Uso for the three count.
Winners & new RAW Tag Team Champions: Gallows & Anderson
– U.S. Champion AJ Styles is backstage setting up a table with food and champagne. New Tag Team Champs Gallows & Anderson come in and AJ hops up on the table and starts celebrating with them.
– We see a video package looking back at last week’s RAW reunion.
– The Viking Raiders are shown backstage getting ready to come out.
– The Viking Raiders vs. Enhancement talent: The Viking Raiders make quick work of the jobbers in this one. Erik hits a powerbomb and powerslam combo on both jobbers at the same time. The Raiders score the three count after a short squash match.
Winners: The Viking Raiders
– Street Prophets are backstage hyping up tonight’s show when Seth Rollins interrupts. They join Seth in a “burn it down” chant and they high five.
– Becky Lynch is shown backstage heading towards the gorilla position.
– We see some replays of what lead to Maria Kanellis winning the 24/7 Title earlier tonight.
– RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch comes out to the ring next.
– Becky Lynch vs. Alexa Bliss: Nikki comes out to ringside and gets involved by cheap-shotting Becky behind the ref’s back. Alexa takes control until she misses a shot off the ropes and Becky starts fighting back. Becky hits a t-bone suplex Alexa, and then Alexa starts selling an ankle injury, then the referee and Nikki start checking on her. A trainer comes out, and Alexa gets out of the ring. This one is declared over because Alexa can’t compete, and Becky wins.
Winner: Becky Lynch
– Nikki gets in the ring and argues with Becky the match.
– Nikki Cross vs. Becky Lynch: Nikki takes the upper hand in this one early on and tries to choke Becky with her own arm. Becky fights back and locks in the Disarm Her for the win via submission.
Winner: Becky Lynch
– After the match, Natalya comes out and attacks Becky and puts her in the sharp shooter.
– Natalya does an interview backstage and talks about Becky.
– We see Maria backstage doing a photo shoot with her 24/7 Title belt. Braun Strowman walks in and Maria complains that he is crowding a pregnant lady. Maria insults Braun and walks off, and Braun doesn’t look happy.
– Seth Rollins comes out to the ring for his match, but then Shawn Michaels’ music hits. Instead of Michaels, Dolph Ziggler comes out instead. Ziggler gets on the mic and talks trash to Rollins. Ziggler calls himself the Show Stealer and gets in the ring.
– Seth Rollins vs. Dolph Ziggler: Rollins immediately attacks Ziggler off the opening bell, and then the fight spills out to ringside and Rollins beats down Ziggler on the floor. Back in the ring, Rollins continues the offense on Ziggler and hits a knee drop. Ziggler tries to fight back, but Rollins rocks Ziggler with a spinning elbow to the face. Ziggler comes back with a shot to Rollins’ throat on the ropes for a two count. Rollins fights back with a Falcon Arrow for a two count of his own. Rollins misses a shot off the corner and Ziggler starts fighting back. Rollins shuts him down and looks for the Curb Stomp, but then Brock Lesnar’s music hits. Lesnar comes out to the ring and clotheslines Rollins, and the ref calls for the bell.
Winner via DQ: Seth Rollins
– After the bell, Brock continues the beat down on Rollins. Brock grabs a chair and nails Rollins with it. Brock follows up with an F-5 on Rollins on to an un-folded chair. Brock follows up with another F-5 on the chair. Brock nails another chair shot on Rollins as Heyman steps in the ring now and tells Brock to calm down. Heyman and Brock head to the back as medics help Rollins out of the ring. It appears Rollins is bleeding from the mouth.
– Back from the break, we see Seth Rollins being taken out of the arena on the stretcher. We see Roman Reigns in the background, and Reigns notices The Usos and The OCs brawling. Reigns jumps in to help, and then Samoa Joe runs over and attacks Reigns. The camera turns and we see the ambulance about to take Rollins away, but the ambulance stops. Brock Lesnar has stopped the ambulance and he rips Rollins out from the back of the ambulance. Brock beats down Rollins, and then Brock gives Rollins an F-5 on to the overturned stretcher.
– Samoa Joe comes out to the ring and says the “Samoan Summit” has been cancelled tonight, and Joe is fine with that, because he’s not here to talk, he’s there to fight. Joe challenges Reigns to come out to the ring if he can still walk, so Joe can finish his beat down on him. Reigns comes down and hops in the ring, and Reigns and Joe brawl out of the ring to ringside. Reigns gets the upper hand, but then Drew McIntyre comes out and nails Reigns from behind. Drew and Reigns start brawling around ringside now, and then back into the ring. Drew and Joe start beating down on Reigns, but then Cedric Alexander comes out to even the odds. Cedric knocks Drew outside, but then Joe drops Cedric with a lariat. Drew pulls Cedric out to ringside and beats him down on the ramp and stage. Drew suplexes Cedric into the screen on the stage, then throws him off the stage. Joe and Reigns brawl up the ramp too and over to the announce table. Joe and Drew look to double team Reigns, but The Usos come out to help Reigns. Anderson and Gallows run out and start brawling with The Usos. While the Usos, The OC’s, Reigns, Drew and Joe are all brawling on the stage, Cedric climbs up the LED board and jumps down with a dive on to everyone fighting below him. Drew and Cedric fight down to the ring, and Drew looks for a Claymore Kick, but Cedric avoids it and hits a dropkick on Drew. Anderson and Gallows run in and drop Cedric, but then Reigns hits the ring and superman punches both Gallows and Anderson. Reigns then punches Drew off the apron, and Cedric hits a suicide dive on Drew at ringside. Joe hits the ring, and so do The Usos. The Usos hit a double superkick on Joe, then Reigns hits the spear on Joe. Reigns, The Usos and Cedric Alexander celebrate in the ring as RAW goes off the air.
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