June 17, 2019
Los Angeles, California
Commentary: Michael Cole, Corey Graves and Renee Young
Results by: Mike Tedesco of Wrestleview.com
Quick Match Results
- Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match: Ricochet defeated The Miz, Bobby Lashley, Cesaro, Braun Strowman, last eliminating The Miz via a 630 to become the #1 contender to the US title
- The Viking Raiders defeated a local team via The Viking Experience
- 2-out-of-3 Falls Match: The New Day defeated Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn & Baron Corbin 2 falls to 0
- The Usos defeated Gallows & Anderson via stereo superkicks
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship: The IIconics (c) defeated Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss via rollup on Cross after Bliss got into it with Bayley at ringside
- Seth Rollins defeated Daniel Bryan via the Stomp
In-Ring: Elias, Seth Rollins
“Ladies and gentlemen… Elias.” Elias greets the crowd, and they boo him. Elias says earlier today he talked to Anthony Davis. Elias asked why he wanted to move to Los Angeles. Davis told Elias that he thinks he is a piece of garbage and wants to be surrounded by garbage. The only way to do that is to move to a city where the people are more toxic than the air. Elias would rather be anywhere but LA, but he was invited by Baron Corbin. Elias takes his jacket off and reveals a referee’s shirt.
Seth Rollins attacks him from behind with a steel chair. Rollins hits him a few more times with the chair. Rollins says he is done playing games after everything he’s been through with Brock Lesnar. Corbin has to find himself a guest referee, but this is a message for anyone considering the position. That’s the first and last warning if you side with Corbin. Rollins doesn’t care what was promised to them, the chair is waiting on the other side. Rollins then walks off.
The Miz makes his entrance with his George Mizanin shirt on. Elias is getting to his feet, so Miz hits him with a Skull Crushing Finale. Lashley gets in the ring and spears Elias. Cesaro makes his entrance and gives Elias a Cesaro Swing. Ricochet then comes out and hits a Codebreaker on Elias. Finally, Braun Strowman comes out and hits a Running Powerslam.
Fatal 5-Way Elimination Match
The Miz vs. Bobby Lashley vs. Cesaro vs. Ricochet vs. Braun Strowman
The winner will face Samoa Joe for the US title at Stomping Grounds.
The bell rings, and Strowman dropkicks Cesaro and Lashley down. Strowman fights the other two off. Samoa Joe is seated at ringside. The winner gets a United States Championship opportunity. Strowman then sends Cesaro and Lashley over the top rope. Miz jumps on Strowman’s back, but he’s slammed off. Ricochet is also taken down. Cesaro comes up to Strowman and hits an insane torture rack slam. Strowman gets out of a Neutralizer. Cesaro goes for a springboard, but Strowman catches him and gives him a Running Powerslam. Strowman then gives Lashley a Running Powerslam onto Cesaro. Strowman covers Cesaro to eliminate him.
Braun Strowman eliminates Cesaro.
Ricochet runs up, but Strowman throws him. Lashley attacks him from behind and gives him a suplex. Lashley knocks Miz off the apron and blocks a kick from Ricochet. Strowman then gives Lashley a Running Powerslam to eliminate him.
Braun Strowman eliminates Bobby Lashley.
Strowman poses to the crowd. Strowman goes outside and runs over Miz and Ricochet with shoulder blocks. Strowman gets Miz in the ring and avalanches him twice before going for a Powerslam, but Lashley spears him down. Cesaro runs in and gives Strowman a Neutralizer! Ricochet then hits the 630 to eliminate Strowman!
Ricochet eliminates Braun Strowman.
Lashley and Cesaro are pleased with themselves. Strowman goes outside and throws Ricochet over the top rope onto Lashley. Strowman then sends Lashley into the barricade. Strowman then chases Cesaro up the ramp and shoulder blocks him into the LED wall. We come back from the break to see Ricochet hit Miz with a hurricanrana. Miz drops him onto the apron, slides out of the ring, and pulls him down. Ricochet avoids a baseball slide and hits a summersault senton. Ricochet gets Miz in the ring and goes to the top rope, but he lands on his feet trying a 630. Ricochet boots and kicks Miz. Miz counters a springboard into a Skull Crushing Finale attempt, but Ricochet counters into a roll-up for a two count. Miz quickly spikes him with a kneeling DDT for a near fall.
Samoa Joe is watching closely at ringside. Miz starts hitting the IT Kicks, but Ricochet ducks the roundhouse. Ricochet hits a crazy dropkick, but Miz comes right back by attacking the knee. Ricochet rolls him up for a two count. Ricochet goes for an attack, but Miz counters into the Figure Four Leglock. Ricochet fights through the pain and turns him over to reverse the pressure. Miz screams in pain and turns back over to put the pressure on Ricochet. Ricochet gets to the bottom rope to break the hold. Miz goes for a springboard, but Ricochet counters into a Codebreaker. Ricochet then hits a sick 630 for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Ricochet
Ricochet will be facing Samoa Joe for the WWE United States Championship at WWE Stomping Grounds. Samoa Joe attacks him from behind and charges, but Ricochet pulls the top rope down to get him out of the ring. Ricochet then hits a Fosbury Flop before getting back in the ring.
In-Ring: Becky Lynch, Lacey Evans
RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring. The crowd chants her name. Lynch says The Man has come around and calls out Lacey Evans. Week after week she has had to look at Evans’ dopey head drone on about what she deserves, but Lynch agrees with her. Next time Evans comes within striking distance of The Man, she’ll get exactly what she deserves. Evans will do whatever it takes to get ahead and curry favor backstage, but she’ll do the people a favor by kicking her ass all over Los Angeles.
Lacey Evans’ music hits, and she comes out to the stage. Evans says nobody cares about Lynch. Lynch has it all wrong. Evans makes her mad because Lynch doesn’t understand her. Lynch makes fun of the cadence of her voice. Evans says she’s a tall drink of water in a pretty outfit and classy hat, but deep down her flawless image is a tough-as-nails woman who has been through things even The Man couldn’t comprehend. Lynch asks if this is the time she tries to pluck on people’s heartstrings. Evans says they’re in Hollywood and should have a movie made about her. She’s not just a lady… she’s a real United States Marine. She does it all with dignity and grace. That’s what the Women’s Division deserves.
Lynch says she knows Evans’ story, which makes it harder to figure out why she does what she does with attacks from behind. Lynch says Evans is a pile of trash. Evans says it’s what WWE needs. They need a legitimate, confident, classy lady, not some nasty like Lynch. Lynch is beatable. Evans knows because she already cost her a title. Lynch then gives her a Bexploder. Lynch then steals Evans’ hat and wears it out.
Backstage: The Revival, Shane McMahon, Drew McIntyre
— WWE Universe (@WWEUniverse) June 18, 2019
We go back to the tunnel area of the Staples Center. RAW Tag Team Champions The Revival are walking around. They then go into Shane McMahon’s VIP Lounge. McMahon is in there with Drew McIntyre.
Backstage: Baron Corbin, Seth Rollins
Charly Caruso asks Baron Corbin if he’s scrambling to find a new referee since Elias is out. Corbin says he’s got a new pick and will reveal it on The Kevin and Sami Show. Rollins then attacks him from behind with a steel chair. Rollins says he has more work to do.
On-Stage: Daniel Bryan, Rowan
Smackdown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan and Rowan come out to the stage. Bryan says he understands why the McMahon Family asked him to come as a Wild Card because RAW and LA suck. LA is the smog capital of America, but it’s also filled with ignorant and impotent people. They are here to lift them up out of the smog and excite them. Bryan says they’ll show why they are the greatest WWE tag team in history. Bryan tells the impotent masses to prepare to be excited.
The Viking Raiders make their entrance and stare down Bryan and Rowan.
The Viking Raiders vs. Local team
Erik destroys the first jobber before tagging in Ivar. They soon hit the Viking Experience to defeat the local team.
Winners by Pinfall: The Viking Raiders
Segment: R-Truth, Carmella, Others
We look at the fans at ringside, and WWE 24/7 Champion R-Truth is at ringside in disguise with Carmella. A bunch of RAW low card talents run down to get him. R-Truth goes under the ring, and they pull Titus O’Neil from under the ring. R-Truth then runs away.
Backstage: Heath Slater, Shane McMahon, Drew McIntyre
We go backstage to see Shane McMahon’s VIP Lounge with him, Drew McIntyre, and The Revival. Heath Slater joins the party and asks for a raise. The Revival does a spit take. McMahon says it takes a lot of balls to walk in and ask that. McMahon says he has kids as well before declining the raise. McMahon says Slater walked in like a man and will let him walk out like a man. Slater then leaves. McIntyre then follows after him.
Slater is on the phone with his wife when McIntyre says has to do something for Slater. McIntyre says he knows Slater’s family. McIntyre takes some money out, but he drops it. Slater goes to pick it up, and McIntyre blindsides him. McIntyre is pulled off. The Revival pockets all the money.
In-Ring: The Sami and Kevin Show w/ Baron Corbin (& EC3, Rollins, New Day)
Kevin Owens welcomes everyone to the show and apologizes to Sami Zayn that the new graphics are not updated. Owens then does the long intro for Baron Corbin.
Replays are shown of Seth Rollins viciously attacking Brock Lesnar two weeks ago at WWE Super ShowDown. Then footage is shown of Rollins attacking Sami Zayn on RAW. Corbin gets in the ring, and Zayn says this is a safe space, unlike WWE in general. They saw what already happened to Elias and what happened to him last week. Zayn says he was a licensed referee and was still attacked by Rollins. For that reason, he’s withdrawing any eligibility to be a referee at Stomping Grounds. Owens also withdraws his name in solidarity. Zayn says they still want to hear who is the guest referee.
Baron Corbin says he has a lot of fantastic options. People lined up out the door to be the guest referee. Corbin says he picked someone who was born to count to three: EC3. EC3 comes out in a referee shirt, but he’s attacked from behind by Seth Rollins with a steel chair. Rollins annihilates EC3 with the steel chair, bending it over his back. Corbin cannot believe it. Corbin accuses Rollins of taking opportunities from an up and coming superstar.
“OHH L.A.! DON’T YOU DARE BE SOUR! CLAP FOR YOUR WORLD FAMOUS 5-TIME CHAMPS AND YOUR WWE CHAMPION… AND FEEL THE POWER!!”
The New Day comes out to the stage and looks at EC3, who is motionless on the stage. Zayn says they’re not even Wild Cards and shouldn’t be here. Zayn tells them to leave the building. Kofi Kingston says he’s the WWE Champion, so what that means is he goes where he wants when he wants. Kingston will bring his boys because that’s what the crowd wants. Owens says he should worry about the fact that the WWE Championship will be leaving his side. If it’s not Dolph Ziggler this Sunday, it’ll be Owens. Kingston says Owens failed to beat him at Money in the Bank. As far as Dolph Ziggler is concerned, he has him right where he wants him in a Steel Cage. No more sneak attacks. It’ll just be him and Ziggler. After they go to war, the referee will grab his hand and tell the world that he’s still the WWE World Heavyweight Champion.
Corbin says they don’t want to be the special guest referee, but he challenges them to a match to beat them back to Smackdown. Xavier Woods says that sounds like a challenge, but if only they had a WWE official to sanction this match. They point at the unconscious EC3 to be the referee. They hold his limp body up, and the crowd actually chants EC3. They ask if he’s ok and shake his head in the affirmative. Kingston then mimics EC3’s voice to sanction the match. They then drop his lifeless body.
Backstage: AJ Styles, Gallows & Anderson
We go backstage to the trainer’s room to see AJ Styles in there. Styles has been cleared. Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows walk in the room in white jackets pretending to be doctors. Styles says he was thinking about them. Three years ago they made their debuts in the Staples Center. Styles says they were cool in Japan and now they’re in WWE having classic matches. Styles then says they got comfortable making money. Styles asks when is the last time they won a match or were on RAW. When’s the last time they were on WWE? They need to get serious. Styles misses the old Gallows and Anderson. Anderson says they have a match against The Usos. They’ll show how serious they are when they beat them.
2-out-of-3 Falls Match
Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and Baron Corbin vs. The New Day
Sami Zayn starts against Xavier Woods. Woods hits the ropes, slides through the legs, and hits a rolling elbow for a two count. Zayn quickly tags in Kevin Owens, who takes Woods down. Baron Corbin then tags in and stomps Woods. Corbin argues with the referee while Owens gets a cheap shot. Corbin punches Woods before elbowing him. Corbin then applies a chin lock. Woods gets out and hits a step-up enzuigiri. Owens tags in and goes for a senton splash, but Woods gets the knees up. Zayn quickly tags in and stops Woods from tagging his partners. Woods rolls Zayn up for the first fall.
The New Day leads the match 1-0.
We come back from the break to see Corbin stomping Big E. Owens tags in and stomps Big E as well. Zayn tags in and attacks Big E with punches. Owens tags in. Big E soon gets Zayn out of the ring, but Owens quickly superkicks him down for a two count. Corbin gets in the ring and viciously whips Big E into the corner. Zayn tags back in and punches away at Big E. Owens tags in and bounces Big E off the top turnbuckle. Owens then knocks Woods off the apron. Big E sidesteps Owens and puts him in the ring post shoulder-first. Big E then hits Owens with a belly-to-belly side suplex.
Kingston and Corbin are tagged in. Kingston hits him with a springboard, two slaps, and a dropkick. Corbin throws him off, but he runs into a pendulum kick. Kingston hits a cross-body block for a near fall. Kingston kicks Corbin down and hits the Boom Drop. Kingston sets up for Trouble in Paradise, but Corbin counters him with the Deep Six. The New Day break up the pin. Corbin goes for an out and in clothesline, but he accidentally hits Zayn. Owens argues with him, so Corbin pushes him. Owens then superkicks him down. Kingston hits Trouble in Paradise for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The New Day (2-0)
Backstage: Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2019
We go backstage to see Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Bliss talks about Bayley.
In-Ring: Paul Heyman
Paul Heyman is in the ring. Heyman introduces himself as the advocate for Mr. Money in the Bank 2019 Brock Lesnar. Heyman says he’s not comfortable being out here with Seth Rollins smashing people with a steel chair all night long. Heyman makes it clear that he is not the special guest referee at Stomping Grounds. If Baron Corbin offered the position, he’d respectfully decline. You’d have to be a dumbass to accept the job. The moment you accept it, you’ll be on the receiving end of a beating by Rollins with a steel chair. That’s why he thought of this: what do the Lakers and Rollins have in common? They both traded away their balls. Heyman teases that Brock Lesnar is here, but maybe not. Maybe Sunday. Maybe next Monday. Heyman says he doesn’t know and the crowd doesn’t know. Most importantly, the soon to be former reigning, defending, undisputed Universal Heavyweight Champion Seth Freakin’ Rollins. Heyman then throws the microphone down.
Backstage: Baron Corbin, Eric Young, Seth Rollins
Baron Corbin is talking to Eric Young and says he has a good chance. Corbin walks off. Seth Rollins walks up to Young. Young nervously says he turned Corbin down. Rollins says he knows Young would never do anything to compromise their friendship. Rollins goes to walk off, but he then viciously assaults Young with the steel chair. That was nasty.
Backstage: The Usos
The Usos are backstage. They acknowledge that the Good Brothers have something to prove. Jey Uso says it’s on lockdown. They welcome them to the Uso Penitentiary.
The Usos vs. Gallows & Anderson
Luke Gallows starts off against Jey Uso. Gallows and Anderson hit the Boot of Doom for a near fall. AJ Styles is seen watching backstage. Anderson clotheslines Jimmy Uso at ringside and gets in the ring to apply a chin lock to Jey. Jey fights up, but Anderson takes him down. Anderson and Gallows do the “Too Sweet” pose. Gallows tags in. They go for Magic Killer, but Jimmy superkicks him. The Usos hit stereo superkicks for the win.
Winners by Pinfall: The Usos
AJ Styles shakes his head watching backstage. The commentators talk about Gallows and Anderson showboating and costing themselves the match.
Backstage: Shane McMahon, McIntyre, Revival
Shane McMahon is still partying backstage with Drew McIntyre and The Revival.
Video: Hulk Hogan
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) June 14, 2019
Hulk Hogan is shown in a Twitter video rooting on the USA Women’s World Cup team.
In-Ring: Roman Reigns
Roman Reigns makes his entrance. A video package recaps him losing to Shane McMahon at WWE Super ShowDown after interference from Drew McIntyre. Reigns says he’s not here to make excuses. That’s not entertaining. What is entertaining is him whooping someone’s ass tonight. Reigns calls out Shane McMahon to prove he’s a man.
Shane McMahon appears on the titantron. McMahon tells Mike Rome to give him the proper introduction. Rome obliges. McMahon says Reigns shouldn’t be ashamed of losing to the best in the world. It was hot out there, but McMahon says he’s too hot. He’s Mr. Fahrenheit. McMahon will not accept the challenge. The man Reigns should be concerned with is Drew McIntyre. McIntyre tells Reigns to listen. The sole reason he’s not out there beating him down is Shane McMahon. In six days at Stomping Grounds, he’ll kicks Reigns’ ass. Reigns’ night will end when he’s physically disfigured. McIntyre wants Reigns’ children to scream at the sight of him.
Reigns leaves the ring and heads backstage to go to Shane McMahon’s VIP party. Reigns takes out The Revival. Reigns walks into the room and punches McIntyre. Reigns sends McMahon into the wall before slamming McIntyre through a table. McMahon tries to crawl away, but Reigns catches up. McMahon runs away and goes to ringside. Reigns tackles him down and punches away at him. Reigns puts him in the ring and connects with a Superman Punch. Reigns stalks around and waits for McMahon to get up. Reigns then spears McMahon down! Reigns stands over McMahon and tells him to crawl to the back to tell McIntyre he’ll whip his ass on Sunday. Reigns then walks off.
Backstage: Bayley, Natalya, Naomi
Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley is backstage with Natalya and Naomi. Charly Caruso comes up and says she saw a tweet that Bayley refused to take a picture with a fan because they were wearing a Nikki Cross shirt. Bayley says Alexa Bliss fabricated the tweet.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship
The IIconics (c) vs. Nikki Cross & Alexa Bliss
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions The IIconics come out. They talk about LeBron James coming to the Lakers. He was a champion, now he’s not. They are the future and the future is IIconic.
Before the match begins, Smackdown Women’s Champion Bayley makes her way to ringside.
Billie Kay starts against Alexa Bliss. Bliss slaps her, so Kay takes her down by the hair. Bliss quickly takes her down and stomps away at her. Peyton Royce tags in, and Nikki Cross is brought in. Cross takes her down and goes for a cross-body block, but Royce moves. Kay tags in and strikes at Cross. Royce tags in and applies a chin lock before whipping her down for a two count. Cross fights out, but Kay pulls her back. Kay kicks her and knocks her down. Kay then knocks Bliss off the apron. Bliss and Bayley go face-to-face. Bliss shoves Bayley. The IIconics soon roll Cross up for the win. Bayley pulled Bliss off the apron and shoved her for good measure.
Winners and still WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions: The IIconics
Backstage: Nikki Cross, Alexa Bliss
Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross are backstage. Cross says Bayley is not who she makes herself out to be. Bayley crushed her dreams. Cross wants to see Bliss do that to Bayley.
Firefly Fun House
Bray Wyatt is pretending to water some flowers. Wyatt says minds are like gardens. All they need are water and sunshine to make ideas grow. Some ideas are full of worms. Those are no good. People throughout your life will always lie to you. Their parents may have told them the world is round, but have they ever traveled the world? Wyatt knows he’s different. That’s why he built this place so they can all be together. All of the Firefly Fun House characters come out. Wyatt wants everyone to join them where the fun never ends. All the characters say, “Join us.” Wyatt says people worship what they fear. Fear is power. Wyatt says, “Follow the leader.” A wild montage plays and The Fiend is shown. The Fiend says, “Let me in” before disappearing from the screen.
Backstage: Daniel Bryan, Rowan
Smackdown Tag Team Champions Daniel Bryan and Rowan are backstage. Charly Caruso asks if Bryan is ready to step in the ring with an aggressive Rollins. Bryan says the chair should have been taken away from Rollins. That’s about to end. Even though Rollins is the Universal Champion, when it comes to standing toe-to-toe in the ring with him, he is not better than him. Bryan says Rollins will never beat him.
Backstage: Seth Rollins
— WWE (@WWE) June 18, 2019
Seth Rollins is walking backstage when he sees his girlfriend Becky Lynch. Rollins takes on Bryan, next.
Daniel Bryan vs. Seth Rollins
Replays are shown of the many people Seth Rollins has taken out with the steel chair tonight. Rollins made his entrance with the steel chair.
They lock up, and Bryan takes him down with a headlock. Rollins gets up and takes Bryan down with a headlock takeover. Bryan gets to his feet and whips him off, but Rollins shoulder blocks him down. Rollins hits the ropes, but Bryan sends him out of the ring. Bryan teases a suicide dive, but Rollins punches him. Rollins hits a springboard clothesline, and Bryan gets out of the ring. Rollins hits a suicide dive on Bryan. Rollins goes for a second one, but Rowan catches him and hits a Claw Slam on the apron. The referee calls for the bell.
Winner by Disqualification: Seth Rollins
Rowan attacks Rollins in the ring. Bryan hits the Busaiku Knee Kick from there. The New Day run down for the save. Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, and The Revival join the fray. Then The Usos run down. The Usos and The New Day clear the ring. The Usos then hit stereo dives on their adversaries.
The ring announcer states that the match will restart with everyone banned from ringside.
The bell rings, and Bryan quickly knocks him out of the ring. Bryan goes outside and sends Rollins headfirst into the steel ring steps. Bryan gets him in the ring and hits a pair of running dropkicks in the corner. Bryan goes for a third, but Rollins turns him inside out with a clothesline. Rollins punches and chops him back, but Bryan backflips over him. Rollins quickly stops him with a Sling Blade for a two count. Rollins kicks him and goes for a Stomp, but Bryan gets out and rolls him up for a two count. They trade pins before Bryan uppercuts him. Rollins chops him back, and they’re exchanging blows now. Rollins goes for a step-up enzuigiri, but Bryan counters into an ankle lock! Rollins screams in agony, and Bryan pulls him up for a German Suplex. Rollins rolls out of the ring to recover. Bryan comes off the apron with a flying knee to the face. Bryan gets him in the ring and goes to the top rope. Rollins cuts him off and climbs the ropes. Bryan head-butts him down, but Rollins quickly comes back with a superplex. Rollins goes for a falcon arrow, but Bryan counters into a LeBell Lock! Rollins tries to grab for the rope, so Bryan applies a double arm stretch. Rollins gets a foot on the bottom rope to break the hold.
Bryan kicks away at Rollins’ chest and takes him out with a big kick to the head. Bryan gets himself pumped up and waits in the corner for Rollins to get up. Bryan goes for a Busaiku Knee Kick, but Rollins counters into a buckle bomb! Rollins kicks him in the face for a near fall. Rollins goes for a frog splash, but Bryan gets the knees up before applying the LeBell Lock. Rollins gets out and rolls him up for a two count. Rollins immediately follows up with a step-up enzuigiri and a Stomp for the win!
Winner by Pinfall: Seth Rollins
Baron Corbin attacks Rollins from behind and smashes a chair off his back a few times. Corbin gets him in the ring and hits him with the End of Days. Corbin holds up the WWE Universal Championship as the show ends.