Welcome to this week's WWE Raw "Open Thread" featuring streaming live results and your discussion from the Ford Center in Evansville.
WWE Raw Results
Monday, June 19, 2017
From the Ford Center in Evansville, IN
Report by CJ Blaze of WrestlingNewsWorld.com
Roman Reigns comes out first for his SummerSlam announcement. Roman talks about beating Wyatt, Balor, Rollins, and taking Strowman out of commission. He says no matter who has the title, whether it's Brock Lesnar or Samoa Joe - he will be the number one contender for the Universal Championship. Samoa Joe interrupts. Joe reminds Roman that he's never beat him, and that he's the true contender. Joe headbutts Roman and a big brawl ensues outside the ring. Reigns vs. Joe is set for the main event.
1) The Hardy Boyz def. Luke Gallows & Karl Anderson via Swanton Bomb in 10:25.
A promo from Goldust airs. He invites R-Truth to his latest motion picture - The Shattered Truth.
Elias Samson cuts promo in the ring before tuning his guitar. Finn Balor's music hits to interrupt. They stare at each other. Samson walks off as Balor is in action next.
2) Finn Balor def. Bo Dallas via Coup de Grace in 3:32.
Corey Graves leaves commentary before we see the brand new official trailer for WWE 2K18.
Graves confronts Angle in his office. Enzo and Cass interrupt. Enzo thinks it was The Revival, Cass thinks it was Big Show who attacked them. Angle says he will find out by the end of the night. Graves and Angle go back to discussing Angle's "issue."
Seth Rollins comes out. He talks about his journey and how the fans have been behind him, so this WWE 2K18 cover is "ours." He hypes up the "be like no one" tagline with inspiration before Bray Wyatt appears on the tron. Wyatt cuts his typical promo. Rollins and Wyatt go back and forth. Wyatt comes out to the arena. The lights come back on, but Rollins leaps off the turnbuckle, wiping out Wyatt to end the segment.
Balor is interviewed backstage about what is next for him. He has his eyes on the Universal Title, but he then gets attacked by Elias Samson. D-von Dudley checks on him.
3) Akira Tozawa def. TJP via Tozawa Bomb in 10:34. Titus O'Neil came out to be in Tozawa's corner before the match started. During the bout, Neville spoke a few words on commentary.
Titus grabs a mic and announces he and Crews will be facing the Raw Tag Team Champions later tonight. Titus promises Tozawa will be the next Cruiserweight Champion if he signs with the Titus Brand. Neville grabs a mic and rips on Titus. Titus counters by saying the Neville Level will be stopped by the Tozawa Powa.
Backstage, R-Truth accepts Goldust's invitation for next week in LA.
In the locker room, Curtis Axel tries to lift up Bo Dallas. The Miz walks in and talks about their roles in Marine 5. Miz invites them to join his entourage so they can become stars.
Samoa Joe cuts a promo backstage as his match against Roman is next.
4) Samoa Joe def. Roman Reigns via Coquina Clutch in 18:07. Braun Strowman returned in an ambulance backstage to provide the distraction. After the match, Braun comes to the ring and screams "I'm not finished with you" in a mic before slamming Roman back down to the mat.
Strowman vs. Reigns in an Ambulance Match at Great Balls of Fire is official.
The Miz comes down to the ring for MizTV. He invites wife Maryse out. There's a big red box in the ring, as well as two bears holding signs. A fixed grandfather clock is in the box. Miz goes on to apologize for everything over the last few weeks. Dean Ambrose interrupts. Maryse's drink ends up all over her face and the clock is knocked over. Maryse leaves the ring. Miz turns around and gets clotheslined. The bears attack Dean as it's Dallas and Axel! Ambrose eats a Skull Crushing Finale to end the segment.
5) Sheamus & Cesaro def. Apollo Crews & Titus O'Neil via pinfall in 4:11.
A video package on Samoa Joe vs. Brock Lesnar airs. The Universal Champion will be back on Raw in LA next week.
6) Nia Jax def. Sasha Banks by DQ when Emma kicked Nia. Alexa Bliss joined commentary before the match, but Emma came out and chased her down to the ring. The four women brawl in the ring before Dana and Mickie run down to join. Bayley's music hits last. She takes out Bliss and Emma before Nia gets a hold of her. Mickie and Dana go after Nia, double dropkicking her out of the ring. The four faces stand tall together.
Kurt Angle comes out to solve the biggest mystery in WWE. Enzo and Cass are welcomed to the ring first, followed by The Revival, and then Big Show. Show calls them SAWFT, and says he would've attacked them from the front if he were to do it. Show suggests he doesn't need to be on Raw anymore and then leaves. Scott Dawson makes a case for why it wasn't The Revival.
Corey Graves stands up and says WWE doctors didn't treat Big Cass for a "baseball sized lump." Cass also competed last week despite not being cleared. Graves presents Angle footage of Cass moving around equipment backstage and then laying down pretending to be hurt. Graves states that Cass attacked Enzo. Cass admits that he did it because Enzo runs his mouth every single day.
Cass goes off about wanting to watch Enzo suffer. He tried to see if Enzo was smart enough to realize what was going on, or if he was just as dumb as he looks. Cass says he's through before booting Enzo as Angle watches.