Welcome to Ringside News’ coverage of Monday Night Raw Results for June 24th.
Tonight’s show will feature all the fallout from the inaugural Stomping Grounds PPV. As I predicted yesterday, Stomping Grounds ended up being a much better show than most were expecting. Just about every match was solid or great, and it all made sense from a story-telling standpoint. So where do the stories go now?
Well Seth Rollins bested Baron Corbin last night, but that was largely thanks to his girlfriend Becky Lynch. Corbin chose Lacey Evans as the special guest referee and she was as corrupt as one might imagine, forcing Lynch to interfere and help Rollins win. It seems that this is leading to a mixed tag match at Extreme Rules next month, with both title belts likely on the line. Expect Becky and Seth to open the show tonight.
Also speaking of corruption from last night, Roman Reigns overcame both Shane McMahon and Drew McIntyre, but tonight he has to face them in a handicap match. It’s unlikely to remain a handicap however, as The Revival are likely to step-in. Which could lead to a big tag match with Roman and The Uso’s against Drew and The Revival, let’s see if my prediction skills are still on point.
And the only other news heading into tonight’s show is in regards to the new United States Champion, Ricochet. The high-flyer defeated Samoa Joe last night but he was almost immediately challenged to a non-title match tonight by AJ Styles. The Phenomenal One is teaming with Gallows and Anderson again, and a heel turn is looking likely, so it’s possible AJ cheats to beat Ricochet for the U.S title at some point soon.
And that’s the preview for tonight’s show. Let us know what you’re excited to see by downloading the Ringside News app or following us on Instagram and Twitter, and enjoy the show!
Raw opens with the WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins coming to the ring.
The fans cheer as Rollins says “about last night”. He reminds us about how he defeated Baron Corbin last night. Rollins says last night at WWE Stomping Grounds in Tacoma, Baron Corbin thought he’d take the title from him, but that didn’t happen thanks to this woman.
RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch’s music hits, and she makes her way to the ring. Rollins pretends to be upset that she interrupted him. Rollins says before they get into all of this, he has to give Corbin some credit. Last night he was smart enough to know he couldn’t wrestle or fight Rollins, and he was also smart enough to get a referee he wouldn’t bash with a chair. Corbin wasn’t smart enough to realize he has the best backup on the planet. The crowd chants for Becky Lynch.
Becky smiles and says it pays to be the man’s man. She says Lacey Evans talked a lot of trash and proved that she does not have what it takes. Then she attempted to take the title from someone else and got her head slapped off.
Baron Corbin’s music hits but Lacey Evans attacks Becky from behind. Rollins watches them brawl then pulls Becky off. She shoves him out of the way, then continues attacking Lacey. Corbin then comes down and throws hands with Seth. Both the heels are cleared from the ring and Corbin grabs a microphone.
Corbin makes fun of Rollins, saying he should go home and make the man a sandwich. Evans asks if Rollins wants her to hit him again. Becky says if they both want to get slapped and their arms torn off then that’s fine by them. Corbin says he’s team with Lacey any day to beat them, and she says that’s a great idea, why don’t they face-off at Extreme Rules? Lynch says no problem, they’ll face them anytime, so long as the agree that, if they lose, they will never get title shots again. Corbin says that’s fine, but if they win it’s winner take all.
Still to come, Ricochet Vs. AJ Styles, Sami Zayn Vs. Kofi Kingston, and The Revival teaming with Bryan & Rowan to face The New Day and The Uso’s. Bryan and Rowan make their way to the ring for this match.
If one guy is eliminated, then the whole team is gone from the match. We start with Daniel Bryan and Xavier Woods but Scott Dawson tags himself in. The Washington fans aren’t happy.
Dawson and Woods lock-up and Woods is shot off, Big E tags in, and he and Woods double-team Dawson. Big E hits Dawson with a belly-to-belly but Rowan tags in and slams Big E. Rowan then throws both Jimmy and Jey out of the ring, but then misses a splash to Big E. Tags are made to Daniel Bryan and Xavier Woods.
Bryan flips over Woods from the top rope, then ducks a clothesline, and delivers a running elbow. Bryan knocks Woods from the ring and looks to hit a suicide dive but Woods moves and he hits Scott Dawson. Bryan gets Woods back in the ring and hits a missile dropkick, followed by the Yes Kicks. Woods looks for a roll-up to no avail. Bryan is pushed through the ropes, where Dash Wilder punches him! Woods rolls Bryan up and pins him!
Dash and Dawson come into the ring and double-team Woods. They knock him down, then hit him with the Shatter Machine from the ropes for the pinfall.
We come back from break, just in time to see Jimmy and Jey hit stereo dives to The Revival on the outside. The bell rings for the match to restart at a tag team. The Uso’s hit Scott Dawson with a back body drop on the floor, then get back into the ring to double-team Dash Wilder.
They hit Wilder with a neckbreaker but he kicks out. Dash ducks Jimmy but then catches him in mid-air with a powerslam. Jimmy and Dash brawl onto the apron, where Jimmy drops him with a headbutt. Dawson gets back into the match and stomps Jimmy down. Jey makes a blind tag as Dawson superplexes Jimmy. Wilder wanted to hit a splash as Dawson hit the superplex, but Jey shoved him off the top rope and hit a splash to Dawson for the win.
We see replays of Roman Reigns Vs. Drew McIntyre from Stomping Grounds. Roman will face Drew and Shane tonight in a handicap match.
We see some random footage from earlier today of Braun Strowman pulling a truck with a rope.
It’s time for a new episode of Miz TV and his guests, R-Truth and Carmella, make their way to the ring. Truth checks for Superstars under the ring but Miz tells him not to worry, because he has had the 24/7 Championship rules suspended for the duration of this interview. Miz says it’s just been a month since the title was introduced and since then the title has been defended all over the place, including an airplane, elevator, and even a wedding. They show footage of R-Truth beating Drake Maverick at his own wedding after he took his vows to win the title back.
R-Truth seems pleased with his actions but The Miz says that was the man’s wedding. R-Truth says the 48/7 European Championship isn’t a joke. R-Truth says he hasn’t had time to eat, drink, or be merry, if you know what he means. He can’t go to the grocery store or picnics without looking over his shoulder. WWE Superstars are even coming to his house dressed like the police, telling him his music is too loud and his car is on fire. The fans laugh and begin chanting “R-Truth”. Carmella says what Truth is trying to say is: interrupting Drake Maverick’s wedding may seem extreme, but it just shows how important the title is to R-Truth and everyone chasing it.
Drake Maverick comes out and says winning the 24/7 Championship was the biggest moment of his career. His wedding was supposed to be the biggest moment of his life, but R-Truth ruined it. His wife won’t talk to him, go on the honeymoon, and they haven’t even consummated the marriage. R-Truth says fiber is good for that and the fans laugh. A “Constipation” chant picks up.
Maverick says he’s out here as a man to ask for a rematch. One-on-one, no shenanigans so he can win back the love of his life. Carmella says that’s cute that he wants his wife back. Maverick says he’s not talking about his wife… he’s talking about the WWE 24/7 Championship. The Miz gets information that says if R-Truth accepts, all other competitors are banned from ringside. R-Truth says, “You know what Hornswoggle? You’ve got your match!” The Miz says the match will take place after the break.
We come back from the break to see Maverick beating Truth. He then hits the ropes but Truth slams him and pins for the win.
As soon as the match is over, Titus O’Neil, Lucha House Party, and more come running down to the ring with a referee. Cedric Alexander connects with a springboard kick to Truth, but No Way Jose breaks it up. The Superstars start brawling at ringside, allowing Truth and Carmella to escape through the crowd. We’re left with Maverick sitting in the ring, disgusted with himself. Charly Caruso tries to interview him but he’s not interested.
Roman Reigns is shown walking backstage, he’ll face Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon after the break.
We return to a replay of tonight’s opening, when Baron Corbin and Lacey Evans attempted to ambush Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch. Corbin and Evans are backstage, talking shop, with Corbin saying people think Rollins is Superman, but Evans says his Kryptonite is Becky Lynch.
As soon as the match gets underway, Reigns gets McIntyre out of the ring and attacks McMahon in the corner. McIntyre pulls Reigns out of the ring and sends him into the steel steps.
McIntyre puts Reigns down on the steps and lifts the other half up. Shane then sends Reigns into the steel steps. They get Reigns in the ring and McIntyre applies a chin lock. McMahon then kicks away at Reigns. Shane throws Reigns into a Claymore Kick from McIntyre. McMahon has McIntyre pick Reigns up, then he mocks Reigns’ corner taunt and connects with a Spear. McMahon picks Reigns up one more time for McIntyre to hit with another Claymore Kick. He instructs Drew to put Roman in the corner for the Coast to Coast, but as Shane gets on the ropes, there’s a gong!
The Undertaker is in the ring, standing in front of Roman Reigns!! The crowd goes ballistic. Shane leaps at him but Undertaker grabs him and hits a Chokeslam.
Drew comes running in but Undertaker kicks him. Undertaker beats Drew in the corner, then knocks him to the outside. Undertaker then clothesline’s Shane from the ring. Shane and Drew retreat and look terrified. Undertaker poses in the ring and the fans are still going crazy. Awesome surprise.
Braun Strowman’s music hits and out he comes. We see footage of Braun pulling the truck again, and he’s about to have a tug of war with Bobby Lashley. The almighty makes his way to the ring and we see footage of him trying to pull a telephone pole out of the ground with a rope but the rope breaks.
Both men are standing in the ring, with a rope in the middle and a red line separating them. They begin and Lasley almost has Braun over the line but then he smiles as though he’s been taking it easy. Strowman yanks Lashley hard over the line but Lashley immediately starts attacking him. Lashley tosses Braun into the ring post, then wraps the rope around his face and pulls it hard. Strowman rolls out of the ring and Lashley chases after but gets shoulder tackled to the floor. Lashley gets back up and drives a knee into the back of Braun before leaving.
Still to come, Kofi Kingston Vs. Sami Zayn and AJ Styles Vs. Ricochet.
Charly Caruso is backstage with Styles and she welcomes him back from injury. Styles says he is excited to get back but Charly interrupts him right away and says she wants to know why he’s challenging Ricochet. Styles says he’s just happy to be back and can’t wait to face the best there is. He says he watched Ricochet Vs. Samoa Joe last night and now he wants to face the US Champion. Just then we hear No Way Jose’s music and Styles is disgusted. He walks over and we see Gallows and Anderson in the conga line. Styles asks them what they’re doing, they have a match against the Viking Raiders tonight. They say it’s no big deal, they have it. He rhetorically asks “just like you had it last week?” He asks where is the Gallows and Anderson he met in Japan? Anderson gets annoyed but Gallows tells him to watch them handle their business tonight.
The match begins with Luke Gallows and Ivar. Gallows takes the fight to Ivar, clubbing him in the corner, before tagging Karl Anderson. Ivar knees Anderson and tags Erick before body-slamming Anderson.
Erick lifts Ivar and slams him onto Anderson. Ivar whips Anderson to the corner but Anderson pops out with a big lariat to floor him. Gallows is tagged back in and they hit Erick with double-team moves. Gallows applies a headlock to keep Erick down. Gallows knocks Iva from the apron and Anderson tags back in. They hit the Boot of Doom for a near-fall on Erick.
Anderson poses and shouts if AJ is watching. Ivar tags back in and floors Anderson, then knocks Gallows down on the apron. Ivar hits Anderson with a stomp, then knocks Gallows from the ring. Erik tags in while Ivar hits a suicide dive on Anderson. They then hit the Viking Experience on Anderson for the win!
AJ Styles is pissed backstage and Gallows and Anderson sit on the ramp, unhappy.
We go backstage to see Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross. Cross apologizes and says Bayley took everything from them. Cross feels like it’s all her fault. Bliss says Bayley manipulates people to hide her shadiness. Bliss says she’ll come up with an idea and Cross walks off.
We come back to see Nikki and Alexa in the backstage with Naomi and Natalya. The four of them bicker, with Nikki standing up for Alexa.
Heath Slater and Mojo Rawley are in the ring, for a match apparently, but R-Truth comes running through the crowd and into the ring. The rest of the Superstars come behind him. Truth knocks Kalisto from the ring but Heath Slater then hits him with a neckbreaker and gets the title! Heath Slater is the 24/7 Champion.
EC3 drags Heath Slater down but he kicks him off. Truth then hits Slater with his finisher for the win. R-Truth is the 24/7 Champion.
As Truth is posing with the title, Cedric Alexander runs in and hits the Lumbar Check for the win! Cedric Alexander is the 24/7 Champion.
Alexander leaves the ring, looking all around him to make sure nobody is near. Mojo runs at him but Cedric dodges and he hits the ring post. EC3 then grabs Alexander and hits his reverse DDT finisher for the win. EC3 is the 24/7 Champion.
EC3 walks backwards up the ramp, celebrating, but Carmella grabs the belt and distracts him. Truth then comes from behind and rolls him up for the win. R-Truth is the 24/7 Champion. Truth has now won the title 9 times. He and Carmella leave to the back.
Ricochet is with Charly Caruso backstage and he says winning the United States Championship is not a feeling he ever wants to go away. He says it took the support of all his friends and family to get him this far. And tonight he faces a dream opponent in AJ Styles. He says Styles was a pioneer and a idol for him, so tonight it’s an honour to share the ring with him.
We see Kofi Kingston getting ready backstage, he’ll face Sami Zayn next!
Kofi Kingston makes his entrance. Sami Zayn and Kevin Owens come out and say they have some questions for Kofi, like “why the hell are you here?”, “why are you a paper champion?”, and so on. Zayn accuses Kofi of using his friends to be successful. Kofi says that he, Xavier, and Big E are brothers, they’re not like the two of them who hate and use each other.
Kofi reminds everyone that he beat Kevin Owens last month, and last night he beat Dolph by himself, and he’s about to beat Sami by himself. Kofi tells Sami to shut-up and tells him to bring it, before tossing pancakes.
Kingston takes Zayn down as soon as the match begins, then splashes him for a two count. They get back up and lock up, and Kingston applies a waistlock before hooking a side headlock. Zayn powers him to the corner and punches him. Kingston fires back with a pendulum kick before hitting a diving axe handle.
Kingston lands a pair of slaps and a dropkick. Kingston hits a leaping clothesline and follows up with a Boom Drop. Zayn ducks Trouble in Paradise and rolls him up for a two count. Sami kicks Kingston and punches him to the corner. Zayn sends him to the corner, but Kingston springboards out with a dropkick. Zayn quickly gets out of the ring to recover. Kingston charges, but Zayn moves and doesn’t jump.
Kofi goes to the top rope, but Zayn snaps him off and Kingston falls to the floor. Zayn distracts the referee while Owens stomps Kingston. Zayn gets Kingston in the ring and punches away at him before applying a chin lock. Zayn punches him and sends him into the ropes. Sami takes him down and kicks him. Kingston fights back and hits a clothesline.
Kingston fights back and takes Zayn down with some punches. Kingston charges, but Zayn catches him with an exploder into the turnbuckles for a two count. Kingston tries to fight back, but Zayn catches him with a Michinoku Driver for a near fall.
Zayn goes for a Helluva Kick, but Kingston takes him down with a double stomp. Kingston charges, but Zayn drops him on the apron. Kingston punches him back and jumps off the ropes, but Zayn kicks him out of mid-air for a near fall. Kingston again fights back, but Zayn pulls him in for a Blue Thunder Bomb. Kingston counters into a roll-up for the win.
Once the match is over, Kofi leaves the ring and walks up the ramp with his belt. Owens grabs the microphone and tells Kofi he isn’t a real Champion. Owens challenges him to a match and Kofi agrees.
We return from the break and the bell rings. Kingston scares Zayn off the apron, allowing Owens to superkick Kingston. Owens goes for a Swanton Bomb, but Kingston gets the knees up. Owens superkicks him again, but Kingston throws him out of the ring.
Owens pulls him out of the ring and goes for an apron powerbomb, but Kingston fights out. Kingston then gives him a back body drop on the floor. Owens tosses him into the barricade. Kingston fights back and hits an SOS to KO on the ramp and gets in the ring to win by count-out!
Kofi then leaps over the ropes with a dive onto Owens and Zayn. He leaves up the ramp with his title. Suddenly, Samoa Joe attacks Kingston from behind on the ramp. Joe swings him into the LED wall before hitting a uranage on the stage! Referees run out to help Kingston up. Joe then returns to apply the Coquina Clutch on Kingston! Joe chokes him out and leaves. Hopefully this feud lasts a while.
We see replays of The Undertaker’s return earlier tonight. Then it is announced that The Undertaker will team with Roman Reigns at Extreme Rules to face Drew McIntyre and Shane McMahon.
The bell rings and Naomi kicks Alexa. Naomi does the splits to avoid Alexa, then kicks her in the gut, and slaps her. Alexa fires back with a lariat, then slams Naomi down for a one count.
Naomi hits a split senton to Alexa, then tosses Alexa from the ring. Naomi goes for the baseball slide but Alexa moves and she hits Cross. Bliss then gets back into the ring and hits Naomi with a snap DDT for the win.
After the match, Bliss beats on Naomi. She then forces Cross to get into the ring and help her attack Naomi. She comes in but she’s conflicted. She ends-up shoving both of them but then Natalya comes down to make the save.
The match begins with Cross and Naomi, and the latter dropkicks the former. Natalya is tagged in but Nikki jumps on her back with a sleeper. Natalya tosses Nikki off, then hits a discus clothesline. Cross tags Alexa but Natalya immediately rams her into the corner and delivers some knees before tagging Naomi.
Naomi applies a full nelson to Bliss, before turning it into a full nelson bomb for a two count. Naomi hits a running bulldog into the turnbuckles and tags Natalya. Nattie slams Bliss down ass-first, then runs over her back. Nikki distracts Natalya, allowing Bliss to attack Natalya again. Bliss applies a headlock.
Natalya escapes the hold with a slam to Bliss for a two count, then suplexes her. Natalya hits another suplex, then looks for the Sharpshooter but Alexa kicks her off and tags Nikki. Cross comes in hot and clotheslines Natalya down, then tosses her into Naomi.
Cross with a bulldog to Natalya for a two count. She dropkicks Natalya, then goes to the top rope for a crossbody for a two count. Natalya slams Cross into the corner, and beats on her, while Alexa tags herself in. Nikki hits a swinging neckbreaker to Natalya, then Bliss comes in and pins her.
AJ Styles makes his way to the ring for his main event match against Ricochet.
The match gets underway and the two lock-up, with Styles forcing Ricochet to the corner. Duelling fan chants break out as they lock-up again. Ricochey takes a wristlock and AJ flips out. AJ gets a wristlock and Ricochet tries to do the same as AJ but Styles slams him down with a headlock.
Anderson and Gallows make their way down to the ring and Styles looks surprised to see them. Ricochet takes a headlock but AJ shoots him off. Anderson tries to grab Ricochet’s leg but he dodges it, then Styles rolls out of the ring and tells them to stop. He grabs a microphone and says “here’s the deal, you’re not gonna ruin this match. So it won’t continue until you leave.” He tells them to beat it, and they agree. According to the announcers, the match will be restarted after the break. They’re really serious about not wrestling during commercials aren’t they?
We return and the referee restarts the match. Ricochet takes a waistlock but Styles reverses into one of his own. Ricochet takes a headlock but Styles shoots him off. Ricochet takes AJ down with a headscissors, then lands a dropkick.
Ricochet takes Styles down by the arm. Styles gets fired-up and slams Ricochet into the corner, but the one and only fires back with a hard right hand, then Styles does the same and floors him. Ricochet hits the ropes and flips over AJ but Styles responds with a Pele kick.
Styles delivers some shoulder tackles in the corner, then looks for a suplex but Ricochet fights him off. Ricochet runs but Styles hits him with a back body drop. Ricochet knocks AJ from the ring, then hits a twisting dive over the ropes to wipe out Styles.
AJ reverses Ricochet and lands a suplex into the turnbuckles for a two count. AJ begins to get frustrated and takes a rough rear chinlock. Ricochet lands some European uppercuts, then flips off of AJ before landing a step-up enziguiri and both men are down.
Styles and Ricochet trade shots until Ricochet hits a hurricanrana. Ricochet shoulder tackles AJ, then hits a springboard clothesline, and a standing shooting star press for a near-fall. AJ kicks Ricochet and looks for a reverse DDT from a springboard but Ricochet avoids it. Styles hits Ricochet then lands the inverted DDT for a near-fall.
Styles delivers a flurry of strikes, elbows, and a big clothesline for a near-fall. Ricochet connects with a back elbow and chops the chest of AJ in the corner. Ricochet hits a spinning suplex and a springboard moonsault for a near-fall. Ricochet climbs the ropes and looks for the 630 but nobody’s home. Styles rolls to the apron and punches Ricochet back, then delivers a Phenomenal Forearm for the win!
After the match AJ grabs the United States Championship and helps Ricochet to his feet. He gives Ricochet the title and holds his hand up to end the show.
That’s it for Monday Night Raw! Let us know what you thought of the show and be sure to come back tomorrow for more wrestling news and results. Until then, safe travels!